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George and Jackie Gladwill

A Celebration of Life for George and Jackie Gladwill will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 11 A M at The Gardens Chapel
 
George Gladwill passed away July 7,2012. He was born April 24, 1938 to Gordon and Dorothea Gladwill at Tulelake, Ca.
George touched and impacted many people throughout his life.George and Jackie had celebrated 57 years of marriage at the time of his passing.
Jacqueline Stark Gladwill, passed away on April 19, 2015 at Highland Manor in Fallon. Long time Nevada resident, Jackie was born in Fallon on April 14, 1936 to Clyde Banus and Norma Cecelia Stark. She was raised in Dixie Valley, coming into Fallon at age 8 to live with her grandmother and attend Harmon School. After graduating from Churchill County High School, Jackie moved into Reno where she attended Business College. Upon her return to Fallon she met and married George Gladwill in July of 1955. They moved to Dillon, Montana  for a time, where they had a logging business. Jackie was a homemaker but she also did the company books. She stayed at home until her children were raised before she went to work full time. The family made many moves over the years, they settled in Battle Mountain in 2000. A year ago, after the death of her husband, Jackie moved back to Fallon.
Jackie spent her lifetime sewing for her family, in her spare time she loved to paint.
Preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 2012 and brother, Bill Stark. George and Jackie are survived by their  daughters, Nancy and Dave Matzen of Fallon; Deb and Rich Harrison of Battle Mountain; his brother and spouse, Dennis and Loretta Gladwill of Reno; her sisters, brothers and spouses;  Pat Getto; Jo (Bart) O’ Toole of Fallon; Mary (Earl) Skeen; Mark (Karen) Stark; Jim (Adrienne) Stark; Butch (Joyce) Stark ; all of Idaho; sister-in-law, Patty Stark of Arizona; grandchildren, Jennifer Hernandez; Jessica McWherter; Daniel Harrison; Susan Harrison; Channon Toles; David Paul Matzen; 6 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of their life’s will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at The Gardens Chapel The family wishes donations be made  in their  memory to the Churchill County Museum 1050 South Maine Street Fallon, NV 89406.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Arrangements are under the direction of The Gardens Funeral Home 2949 Austin Highway Fallon, Nevada 89406 775-423-8928

 

Mary Elizabeth Risi

 

Mary Elizabeth Ayers Risi, long time resident of Churchill County, died at home, surrounded by her loving family on May 16, 2015.  Mary was affectionately known as Moomu to her family and close friends. She was born in Oakland, California to Louis and Anna Ayers on July 3,1928, the yoyngest of 4 siblings.

 

Mary was a city girl living in Oakland when she fell in love and married Roy Risi. They lived in the Oakland Hills with their 6 children. In 1962 they bought 80 acres in Fallon and together learned the hay and ranch business. Mary learned how to live in the country and she and Roy taught the kids everything they learned. A cow was milked twice a day and often times sold to pay for music lessons. She loved to cook using her mother’s recipes and her mother in laws recipes and she shared those recipes with her family. She always served an incredible dinner right at 6. For many years she made butter with a hand churn made in the early 1900’s. She made bread, sewed, and knitted. She knew how to make a house a home. She drove the school bus and directed the choir at the Episcopal Church. She is remembered for her ability to teach harmony. In the early 70’s she wanted to work outside of the home. Without any experience, she got a job at Fallon Jewelry and eventually she and Roy bought the business located on Maine Street. After selling the jewelry store Mary and Roy continued to run the Ranch. It was their desire to live at the Ranch until their death. Both died at the Ranch, Roy in 2009. They were married for 56 years. It is notable that Mary was the last living direct descendant of Ezra Meeker, founder of the Oregon Trail, author, historian, trailblazer and promoter of the Northwest being the first to bring hops to the area.  She was proud of his accomplishments and shared his history with her children.

Mary was preceded in death by her beloved daughter,Joanne Risi pauland her husband Roy Risi.

 

Surviving family are sons Michael (Sharon) Risi and Bruce Risi, daughters Joyce Risi (Jim Peters), and Erin (Bill) Cross all of Fallon, and Kelly (Alfred) Hoekenga, of Eureka, NV, 17 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren who all adored their Moomu, her dog Button, who was her constant companion, her cat Carlos, and wonderful family friend who loved Moomu like her own mother, Charlene "Weenie" McFarlane

A graveside service is scheduled for Friday, May 22, 2015 at 11 A M at Churchill County Cemetery in Fallon.

 

 

 

MERLIN THOMAS SAYRE OBITIUARY

Merlin Thomas Sayre (or to some Jack), a native of Enid Oklahoma and member of the Fallon community since 1966, passed away the afternoon of April 24, 2015 following a short battle to overcome injuries sustained in a recent fall.  Merlin was born in 1927 to Orbia V. and Wilhilmina Sayre (Buchanan).

Merlin built a career in electronics following enlistment in the Navy during WWII and combat service in the China Sea during the Korean War, in the early 1950s. Following his military service, his career took him to numerous nationwide assignments affiliated with powerhouse organizations such as RCA, Westinghouse and the Dept. of Defense. 

He specialized in radar, ground missile radar systems, data link guidance systems and aero research maintenance for the space flight simulator program in support of NASA.  Merlin worked with astronauts Gene Cernan and Buz Aldrin, as well as Colonial Chuck Yeager in the ground breaking field of space flight.  His last professional assignment was supervising specialized electronic warfare systems for the Dept. of Navy at the Fallon Naval Air Station prior to retirement.

Merlin was an avid classic car enthusiast.  He and his wife Lou were founding members of the Fallon Chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America and the Sierra Nevada Classic Thunderbird Club of Reno.  He will be missed by all those that share his passion for “car talk” and educating the casual viewer on the history of this nations automobile industry.

Merlin is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 67 years, Bessie Lou Sayre (Shipler); Daughter, Anita Byrum and husband Rick; Son, Randall and wife Joell; Sister in Law, Jeane Nance; Two grandchildren; Three great grandchildren; Two nephews; and one niece.

A Celebration of Merlin's life will be on 11: AM, Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at The Gardens Chapel. Reception to follow.

Inurnment will be at 2:30 PM at Northern Nevada Veteran's Memorial Cemetery in Fernley.

Arrangements are under the direction of The Gardens Funeral Home 2949 Austin Highway Fallon, NV. 89406 775 423-8928

 

 

Marjorie Oppenheim Dupee

January 24, 1919 April 19, 2015

 
Marjorie Oppenheim Dupee, 96, passed away in Reno, Nevada on April 19, 2015. Marjorie was born on January 24, 1919 in Lovelock, Nevada to Jim and Lottie (Dave) Hunter. She attended grade school in Lovelock and then went to Stewart Indian School where she graduated from. Marjorie went  to live in Reno where she attended nursing school. She worked in different hospitals in Reno as part of her training. Moving back to Lovelock she worked for many years as an LPN at Pershing General Hospital, retiring after many years of nursing.
Marjorie was an avid gardener,  which she enjoyed for many years. Her special love was the company of her many cats and dogs. She had a special love for animals and took in many strays over her years.
Preceded in death by her parents; 3 sons, Gordon George; Rodney George and Randal Cushman. Marjorie is survived by her children, Darlene George Byrd of Fallon; Colleen Page of Reno and Myron George of Keizer, Oregon; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 12 PM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Lovelock, NV. with services to be at 1:00 PM. Burial to follow at Lone Mountain Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of The Gardens Funeral Home 2949 Austin Highway Fallon, NV 89406 775-423-8928

 

Jacqueline "Jackie" Stark Gladwill

April 14, 1936---April 19, 2015

Jacqueline Stark Gladwill, passed away on April 19, 2015 at Highland Manor in Fallon. Long time Nevada resident, Jackie was born in Fallon on April 14, 1936 to Clyde Banus and Norma Cecelia Stark. She was raised in Dixie Valley, coming into Fallon at age 8 to live with her grandmother and attend Harmon School. After graduating from Churchill County High School, Jackie moved into Reno where she attended Business College. Upon her return to Fallon she met and married George Gladwill in July of 1955. They moved to Dillon, Montana  for a time, where they had a logging business. Jackie was a homemaker but she also did the company books. She stayed at home until her children were raised before she went to work full time. The family made many moves over the years, they settled in Battle Mountain in 2000. After the death of her husband in 2012, Jackie moved back to Fallon.
Jackie spent her lifetime sewing for her family, she was also an artist and in her spare time she loved to paint.
Preceded in death by her parents; in 2012, her husband of 57 years and brother, Bill Stark. Jackie is survived by her daughters, Nancy and Dave Matzen of Fallon; Deb and Rich Harrison of Battle Mountain; her sisters, brothers and spouses;  Pat Getto; Jo (Bart) O’ Toole of Fallon; Mary (Earl) Skeen; Mark (Karen) Stark; Jim (Adrienne) Stark; Butch (Joyce) Stark ; all of Idaho; sister-in-law, Patty Stark of Arizona; grandchildren, Jennifer Hernandez; Jessica McWherter; Daniel Harrison; Susan Harrison; Channon Toles; David Paul Matzen; 6 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services to be announced at a later date.
The family wishes donations be made  in Jackie’s memory to the Churchill County Museum 1050 South Maine Street Fallon, NV 89406.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Arrangements are under the direction of The Gardens Funeral Home 2949 Austin Highway Fallon, Nevada 89406 775-423-8928

 

 

Arthur Louis Pahl Jr

Arthur Louis Pahl Jr. passed away peacefully at his home the morning of April 9, 2015, after enduring several years of multiple health issues. He was born January 14, 1951 in Great Falls, Montana to Arthur and Patricia Pahl. He was the second of four children. Arthur, known as "Artie" to his family and close friends, was a "jack of all trades" and "master of most"! As a youth in Montana, his varied occupations included paper boy, box boy, pizza maker, logger, and firefighter. After graduating from high school, he attended the University of Montana for three years and later earned his B.A. in Social Sciences from Chapman College. Eventually, Art joined the Navy, thinking he would be out to sea. Ironically, he was assigned to the Naval Air Station in Fallon, Nevada — right in the middle of the desert! During his time in the Navy, Art met the love of his life, Toni Herness. They were married in Nevada in 1979 and this year celebrated their thirty-sixth wedding anniversary. Art and Toni had three beautiful children: Abigail Lynne, Peter John, and Joseph Patrick. After Art served in the Navy, he spent a few years as a patrolman for the City of Fallon, but spent over twenty years as a parole and probation officer for the State of Nevada. In addition to his work, Art enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, watching movies, and spending time with his family.  Art's family increased when Abigail married Matt Sherman and later made Art a grandfather to granddaughter Zoe Lynne.  Art is survived by his mother, Patricia (Bob) Starkweather, wife, three children, son-in-law, grandchild, siblings Cathy (Dave) Stebbins, Michael Pahl, and Kelley (Megan) Pahl, and many nieces and nephews. Art was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, Christian and civil servant to the community of Fallon. He was always quick to smile, tell a funny story, and help someone in need.

You will be deeply missed and always loved. 

In Art's own words, "Love you and God bless!"

 

 

 

 

Taylar RoseMary Hutchings

Taylar Rose Mary Hutchings left us on March 5, 2015. Taylar was born in Reno July 3, 2001, she had been a resident of Fallon for her life time.
She was a student at Churchill County Middle School where she was a  Cheerleader and was also involved in the girls  softball program.
Taylar is survived by her parents; Warren and Tiffany Morris and Paul Hutchings; brothers; Nathan and Hunter Hutchings; Cody Morris; sisters. Jamie Kyite; Reece Hutchings and Morgan Morris;  grandparents; Tom and Mary Hutchings; Jeff and Wana Baring; Butch Reddon; great-grandmothers, Sue Hutchings and Loran and Chris Deming.
There will be a visitation of Thursday, March 12, 2015 from 5 to 8 PM at The Gardens Chapel. A Celebration of Taylar’s life will be on Saturday the 14th of March at 1:00 PM at The Gardens Chapel with a pot luck gathering for family and friends to follow at Venturacci Park Gymn
Donations may be made to Fallon Youth Football League Cheer ( FYFL Cheer) at     PO Box 489  Fallon, NV 89407
The family is asking everyone to wear green   
Arrangements are under the direction of The Gardens Funeral Home 2949 Austin Highway Fallon, NV 89406 775 –423-8928 www.gardensfuneralhome.com

 

Leland Leroy Paulsen

Leland Leroy Paulsen, life long resident of Nevada passed away in Reno on March 7, 2015. Leland was born in Preston, Nevada on May 9,1925 to Andrew and Leah Paulsen. He attended schools in Sparks, NV. Leland was in the US Army during WWII.
His dream from childhood was to be a pianist. His parents sacrificed so that he would be able to take lessons, but as a young person there was a gun accident and he shot his thumb off, needless to say his piano playing dream was gone. He would still play the guitar and sing on occasion.
He came to Fallon in the late 40’s, after getting out of the service. He helped out on a couple of ranches before buying his own, and he with his wife and later his children spent the rest of their life's raising Holstein  heifers and farming the land. When he retired he started buying and restoring old tractors. He ended up having to build a building to house them all. He was pretty proud of his tractors and would give anyone that showed up a tour of the tractor shed.
His wife, Wilma preceded him in death, as did his parents and two sisters, Janice Capucci and Louise Madsen. Leland is survived by his children; Jeff and Susan Paulsen; Steve and Barb Paulsen; Kristen and Randy Evans; Denise and Bob Turnbow; brother and sister in-law, Marion and Betty Paulsen; brother, Paul Paulsen; in-laws; Jim and Justine McCuller; Jim and Marlene Flowers; Carlos and Elsie Schultz; grandchildren; Lisa and Stan Christy; John and Nikki Evans; Shaun Richardson; Kimberly and Matt Boni; Joshua Paulsen and Phillip Paulsen; Matt and Laura Howard; 8 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Churchill County Cemetery.Arrangements are under the direction of The Gardens Funeral Home 2949 Austin highway Fallon, NV. 89406 www.gardensfuneralhome.com

 

 

Dolores Jane HughesFebruary 5, 2015

Dolore

Dolores Jane Hughes, a resident of Fallon for 40 years, passed away on February 5, 2015 after a year long battle with cancer. Born May 29, 1929 to James and Bessie Doubek in South Bend, Washington ; she attended Valley High.
Dolores was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Edward M. Hughes. She is survived by her son,  Michael, daughter-in-law Joyce; grandchildren, Whitney (Andrew) Denning; Mathias (Gabriela) Hughes and great-granddaughter, Alessandra Denning; brothers, Robert (Lisa) Doubek; Larry (Mary Jane) Doubek; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Gathering  for family and friends will be held Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 11:00 Am a potluck  to follow at The Gardens.
The family would like you to make donations in Dolores’s memory to the Multiple Sclerosis Society 4600 Kietzke Lane Reno, NV 89002
Arrangements are under the direction of The Gardens Funeral Home 2949 Austin Highway Fallon, NV 89406 775 423-8928

 


Gladys Guillory 02272015

 
Gladys B.Guillory passed away peacefully on February 27, 2015 at the home of her son and daughter-in-law in Fallon, Nevada, after a short battle with cancer.
Gladys was born July 9, 1938 in Highbanks, TX. to Jimmy and Bessie Mitchell, she was one of twelve children. She had moved to Fallon several years ago to be closer to her family.
Gladys had a saying, “I live the life I love and I love the life I lived”. She was preceded in death by her parents, her son, William Mitchell. Gladys is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Anthony and Carol Titus of Fallon; sister, Jimmie Johnson; brother; LB Mitchell; 5 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are under the direction of The Gardens Funeral Home 2949 Austin Highway Fallon, NV. 89406 775 423-8928

Frank Gurule 02182015


 
Frank Gurule passed on to Heaven February 18, 2015 at home in Fallon with his wife at his side. He was born in Phoenix, Arizona on October 14, 1936. He has lived in Fallon for 20 years. Frank leaves behind his wife of 49 years Rosalie; a daughter, Francis Mendoza from San Jose, CA.; brothers, Joe Henry of Sun city, AZ.; Jacob of Vacaville, CA.; many nieces and nephews. Frank was very active with the VFW here in Fallon. He was in the Army special forces and served in Korea and Vietnam. After he left the service he finished his training for Master Farrier and taught Master Farrier in the High School and College in Marysville, CA. He willed be missed by many.
There will be no services per his request. His ashes will be taken to Oregon and returned to the Wallow Mountains he loved so.
Arrangements are under the direction of The Gardens Funeral Home 2949 Austin Highway Fallon, NV. 89406 775 423-8928

 


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