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Gladys Evelyn Josephsen Matson was born on December 30, 1922 to Anna and Joseph Josephsen in Mountain Ranch, California.  The youngest of 4 children, she was a joy to all that she met. Gladys attended schools in Mountain Ranch and San Andreas, Ca and college in Stockton before marrying Jim (James) Matson on June 7, 1941 in Carson City, Nevada.  Gladys and Jim eloped to Carson City with lifelong friends Milton and Jeanne Jasper and they remained close throughout their lives. Gladys and Jim moved from California to Paradise Valley, Nevada in 1952 where they raised their children, Jimmy (Jim) and Laura while living on several ranches.  Gladys and Jim left Paradise Valley in 1962, moving to Fallon, Nevada where they lived for many years.  Gladys moved to Goodyear, AZ to reside with her daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Ted Blair in April 2014.  Gladys was a member of the Epworth Methodist Church in Fallon, Rebekah Lodge in Paradise Valley as well as many volunteer organization. Gladys loved to help any way she could and along with her dear friends Alice Fuhlendorf and Ruby (Mark) Lee, she was an encouragement to so many people she met. Gladys never met a stranger and she loved so many close friends, far more than there is room to mention.

Gladys is preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Jim, her son Jim, her parents, two brothers, Howard (Lois) and Carl Josephsen and her sister Catherine Myrtle Mecca.  Gladys is survived by her daughter Laura (Ted) Blair, grandchildren Tamaron Wright, Vareck Wright, Joe Matson, Nicholas Matson, great grandchildren, Anthony and Brooke Leavitt, Tevin, Breanna and CJ Wright, several nieces and nephews and many wonderful friends.

A Celebration of Gladys's life will be on Saturday, November 29. 2014 at 11:00 A M Epworth United Methodist Church with burial to follow at Churchill County Cemetery


James d. Thomas

James D. Thomas, long time resident of Fallon, passed away peacefully October 29, 2014. He was born in Texas in 1917 and raised through the Great Depression. Jim liked to tell a story of helping catch a chicken thief on his family’s farm. At that time chicken stealing was a felony crime. His biggest adventure in life was his military service to our country. He joined the Navy and after twenty years of service, retired as Chief Petty Officer. He served on the Tuscaloosa and Salem Cruisers. Jim told stories about the ships having to dodge torpedoes from German U-boats as they fought to protect convoy’s they were assigned to. He sailed all over the world, but his Navy experience in the North Atlantic earned him a medal for “service prior to Pearl Harbor.” He used to say “we were fighting a war with the German’s before there was a declared war.
Jim moved to Fallon in the sixties after retiring from the Navy and from working as a Barber. He then worked Civil Service at Naval Air Station Fallon in both the Fire and Transportation Departments. He fully retired in 1977, built a second home on the Snake River in Homedale, Idaho and spent much of his time pursuing his love of hunting. He had many bird dogs, but it was during this time that a family friend,Dan O. Homer, found and gave Jim his best bird dog he ever had. Lady and Jim would step out for a few hours nearly every day during hunting season, and almost never failed to bring home a pheasant or chukar in his game bad. He used to boast that he lived on wild game and the good fruit that came from farms that surrounded him. Another hobby Jim started in his military days while visiting various ports, was dancing. He loved Big Band music and through Senior Centers in the Homedale area, Fallon and Reno he continued dancing well into his 90”s.
Jim leaves behind his son, Keith Thomas; daughter, Lynn Mayes; son, Terry Thomas; son and daughter-in-law, Toby and Connie Thomas; granddaughters, Brie Anna Mayes; Amber Armstrong and his long time companion Frances Lenzora. He will be buried with full Military Honors at a private family service.
Arrangements are under the direction of The Gardens Funeral Home 2949 Austin Highway Fallon, NV. 89406 775 423-8928

James L. Streck

Long time Fallon resident James L. Streck, passed away at Renown Medical center with his family by his side on October 28, 2014. Jim was born October 2, 1940 to James and Gladys Streck. Soon after graduating from high school he joined the US Navy, serving 4 years before returning to civilian life.The Streck family lived in Enid, Oklahoma, where Jim worked for Champlin Oil Refinery, and in his spare time, he with is wife owned and operated “That Extra Touch”  Bakery.The family moved to Fallon 27 years ago. Jim worked at Fallon Naval Air station as an aircraft mechanic, and again with his wife opened “Sweet Sensations” Bakery in Fallon and Carson City.
Jim was a family man, devoted husband and father, grandfather, they were what he lived for, they were his whole life. He was a member of Parkside Bible Fellowship.He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Mick and sister in-law, Sharon Streck. Jim is survived by his wife of 51 years, Sue Streck; son, Todd Streck; daughter and son in-law, Amber and Ryan Sutton; brother, Danny; sisters; Sherry; Debbie; Janice; 9 grandchildren.
A Celebration of Jim’s life will be Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Parkside Bible Fellowship 11:00 A M at 485 Tedford Lane Fallon, NV. Interment will follow service at The Gardens Cemetery.
Donations may be made in Jim’s memory to Parkside Bible Fellowship toward the Missionary Fund.
Arrangements are under the direction of The Gardens Funeral Home 2949 Austin Highway Fallon, NV. 89406 775-423-8928


Hilda Courtney

Hilda Courtney passed away peacefully on October 27, 2014 with her family by her side. Hilda was born Dec. 03, 1928 to Isaac and Lottie Drake .  Hilda was a friend to many people, she will be missed by all who knew her.  She is survived by her husband, Mike Taylor; daughters, Joyce Alexander; Dianne Johnson; Judy Fries; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.Visitation will be from 1 PM to 3 PM on Friday, November 7, 2014 at The Gardens Funeral Home. Graveside Service will be on Saturday the 8th at 11:00 AM  at The Gardens Cemetery.
arrangements are under the direction of The Gardens 2949 Austin Highway Fallon, NV. 89406 775 423-8928

Frieda Clark

Frieda Clark passed away in Fallon on October 3, 2014
Arrangements were under the direction of The Gardens Funeral Home 2949 Austin Highway Fallon, NV 775 423-8928


 Eddie Baumgart
Edward (Eddie) Baumgart passed away at his home in Fallon on October 16, 2014. Eddie was born August 17, 1937 in St. Paul, Minnesota to Francis and Edward Baumgart.
Eddie was in the Air Force during the Korean War and started his lifetime career as a diesel engine mechanic, welder. He worked for mining and construction companies in Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Oregon. But, he was a cowboy at heart. He loved the Lord,Jesus and loved helping at Out of Egypt food program and the Community Service Thrift Shop. Eddie was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Jean Clarke. He is survived by his wife, JoAnne Baumgart; son, Philip Baumgart both of Fallon, NV.;sister, Francis (Jack) Catto of Portland, Oregon;  son, Edward (Edith) Baumgart ; daughter, Devi  (Clyde) Jensen all of Eugene, Oregon; brother, James Clark. Donations may be made in Eddie’s memory to the Out of Egypt Food Program % the Church of the Nazarene 1520 Grimes St. Fallon,NV. 89406.
Burial was private at Northern Nevada Veteran Memorial Cemetery in Fernley, Nevada. Arrangements were under the direction of The Gardens Funeral Home 2949 Austin Highway Fallon, NV. 89406


Curly Eckert

Wyndell “Curly” Eckert long time Fallon resident passed away September 29, 2014  in Fallon. Curly was born June 3, 1925 in Amarillo, Texas to George and Lela Eckert. He had been farming in this valley since 1944. Curly was in the United States Marine Corp stationed at Babbitt, Nevada in 1942 when he met  his life long partner Annabell. They married in January of 1943 and after getting out of the Marines they moved to Fallon where they spent the rest of their lives farming.
They spent many years square dancing with Fallon’s local club, traveling to Reno for the annual Silver State Square Dance Festival.
Annabell preceded Curly in death in 2013. He is survived by his children, son and daughter-in-law, David and Vicki Eckert; daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Gary Avery all of Fallon; grandchildren, Marnie (Steve) Dobbs; Shane (Katie) Vesty; Lance (Trish) Eckert; Shawna(John) Kontny; Jessie (Jason) Fenner; great-grand children Amanda and Crystal Kontry; Megan and Heather Dobbs; Mathew and Kim Boni; Rebecca Eckert; Scott and Amanda Eckert; great-great-grandchildren, Peyton and Aiden Albury; Aiden Eckert.
A Celebration of Curly’s life will e held at a later time. The family wishes donations be made to the Churchill County Museum.
Arrangements are under the direction of The Gardens Funeral Home 2949 Austin Highway Fallon, NV. 89406 775 423-8928

Sam Broyles Sr

Samuel Grant Broyles Sr. died Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at his long time residence, The Homestead for assisted living in Fallon, Nevada. Sam was born in Battle Mountain, Nevada, November 29, 1927 to William and Margaret (O’Sullivan) Broyles. Sam was the youngest of four sons, Bill, Joe, Dan and Sam and was the only one of the “Broyles Boys” still living.
Sam loved his family and friends, he showed his generous nature in many kindnesses. He teased the people he liked and got a big kick out of it if the teasing came right back. Sam will be missed by his children , Suzette Hughes; Lynn Broyles; Sam (Catherine) Broyles; and his grandchildren, Tyler; Trever and Aaron Detomasi ;Trisha and children. He will also be missed by his half-sister, Andee (Kenny) Woody of Placerville, CA. and many nieces and nephews, extended family and large circle of friends.
Sam began his cowboy career on the 25 Ranch in Battle Mountain, Nevada. Sam was drafted into the Army Infantry during the Korean conflict. He served as Motor Sergeant and First Sergeant in the Second Infantry Division, the Indian Head Division, he received the Meritorious Service Commendation in 1953. Sam returned to Battle Mountain to cowboy on the TS Ranch and was promoted to ranch foreman and then general manager of the 300,000 acre ranch. Sam moved to Fallon with his wife Jeanne and children in 1963 to manage a 15,000 head feedlot. Later, he worked with Ellington peek of Shasta Livestock as a traveling cattle buyer in Nevada and California.
The family wishes donations be directed to the Nevada Heritage Foundation 2165 Green Vista Dr. Suite 205 Sparks, NV. 89431. Please specify Churchill County Ag in the Classroom, in memory of Sam Broyles.
Services will be held at The Gardens Chapel on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 11:00 A M. Burial to follow in The Gardens Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of The Gardens Funeral Home 2949 Austin Highway Fallon, NV 89406 775 423-8928


















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