The Humboldt Sun - July 21, 2008


Tony Edwin Dalton March 18, 1952 — July 13, 2008
Tony Dalton was born March 18, 1952, in Corning, Iowa. He passed away on July 13, 2008, at his residence in Winnemucca. He was born the son of Duane Edwin Dalton and Neva Geraldine (Goslin) Odermott who have preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife of two years, Charlotte, stepchildren Jonathan, Anthony, Dalton, Shawna, Danielle and Laura; brother, Allen Dalton and wife Chan of Elko; nieces Brandy Hataway and husband Larry and son Nolan of Indianapolis, Ind., and Lindsey Dalton and son Caden of Elko; along with many other relatives and friends.

Tony gave much happiness and friendship to everyone he came in contact with. We thank him for the many years of love, joy and kindness he shared. Services and the celebration of his life will be Saturday, July 19, at the Albertson Funeral Home in Winnemucca at 2 p.m.

The Humboldt Sun - September 18, 2014

MR. EIVY G. DAVIS - Submitted by Forrest Bert Heyne

E. (EIvy) Gene Davis, long-time Winnemucca resident, died on Sept. 18, 2014, of cancer at his home surrounded by his family.

Gene was born in Commerce, Okla., on Dec. 16, 1927, to Mary Louise Houser Davis and Otto Davis, but was a true Nevadan having arrived in Jarbidge, Nev., when he was 18 months old.

He had lived mostly in Winnemucca, but also in Lovelock, Babbitt, Las Vegas and Reno.

He graduated Humboldt County High School and with an Associates Degree from Boise Junior College. After college, he worked in auto body repair and had his own shop in Lovelock for a while. He later worked as an electrician in Babbitt and wired houses in Henderson, Nev.

In 1954, he moved to Reno to be with the love of his life, Inez Sarasua, who was attending the University of Nevada. They were married in June of that year in Winnemucca and they recently celebrated 60 years of a loving marriage. The couple went to live in Reno where Gene again worked at auto body repair, some of the time with his high school friend, Vance Nelson, at his Reno Auto Body Shop. While there he was offered a job as an insurance adjuster for Farmers Insurance Group.

In 1965, Gene bought the Winnemucca Farmer Insurance office and moved his family, which now included four kids, back to Winnemucca. The Davis Insurance Agency will soon celebrate 50 years as a family business, now run by his son, Alan Davis and his daughter, Alicia Davis Cramer. Lyle Davis retired from the business in 2007.

Retiring in 1990 as an insurance agent and broker. Gene could devote his time to his passions — his family, hunting, and fishing. He was a consummate and avid fisherman and the garage houses the antlers from many a hunt by him and his family.

Gene was active with Winnemucca Lions Club for 47 years. He served as chairman for the their Boy Scout Troop for many years and lovingly installed Life Line monitors for senior citizens sponsored by the Lions.

He was dearly loved by his family — his wife, Inez, and four children, Lyle, Alan (wife Lisa) and Alicia Cramer (husband Martin) of Winnemucca and Tim (wife Adrian) of Carson City, granddaughter Jessica Shields McGregor and husband Ian and their six daughters, Abigail, Genevieve, Lillian, Olivia, Scarlette and Willa of Hooper, Wash.; granddaughter Samantha Dahmen of Clarkston, Wash.; grandaughter Micalya Detrick and her husband Ryan of Winnemucca; granddaughter Kaitlin Cramer of Rapid City, S.D.; grandson Ben Cramer of Winnemucca, grandson Erin Cramer (Karen) and their sons, Alex and Nolan of Stayton, Ore.; and granddaughters Anna and Amaya Davis, students at UNR.

He is also survived by his sister, Frances Davis of Las Vegas; his sister-in-law Mary Davis of Carson City; niece Dorette Caldana, 1 nephew Michael Davis; brother-in-law Robert Sarasua of Carson City; brother-in-law Scott Gordon of Las Vegas; and step-nieces Michele, Deborah and Jennifer and step-nephew Dale Gordon. His parents, his brother Glenn Davis and step-sister Jacquelin Gordon predeceased him.

The family would like to express their thanks to Dr. Leonard Perkinson and Dr. Richard Bessette and Hospice director Sherry Smith for their help and counsel.

A Celebration of Life will be held Oct. 4, 2014, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Alan and Lisa's home at 5279 Offenhauscr Dr., Winnemucca for all who knew Gene.

If you wish, donate to a charity of your choice or to the NRA to which Gene was a devoted lifelong member.

The Humboldt Sun - September 7, 2009


Richard "Rik" Davis Feb. 22, 1986 - March 12, 2009
Rik left this world to be with his dad Jerry Davis, grandma Maxine Blevins, grandpas, Lee Dexter and Ronnie Davis. Uncles Jim Blevins, Randy Davis and other family who have gone on before him.

There was nothing more important to Rik than his family. He loved to hunt and fish with his brothers and best friend Rob. He loved to terrorize his older sis Lacey. Rik was so loving and giving. It is an honor that he was part of our family. We pray to God that he has the peace and happiness he so richly deserves.

Rik loved to play baseball and football. He loved to play catch with his dad and brother. He was also a little daredevil. He would get on the roof and jump on the trampoline when he was about 3. He would catch black widow spiders and wanted to keep them as pets. There wasn't much that Rik wouldn't try once, which kept his mom and dad busy.

Rik had that sly little grin that made you think he'd gotten something on you and he usually had. He loved to make people laugh with his funny dances and wit. Rik was also talented with painting and drawing.

Rik leaves behind his Mother Rebecca Davis, twin brother Rob, of Winnemucca. Sister Lacey Davis of Reno. Grandmother Earlene Dexter and aunt Mary Anne Muniz of Winnemucca. Aunts and Uncles, Ruth and Pat Bicandi of Spring Creek, Debbie and Dave Mason of Crescent Valley, Mark Davis of Reno and Kent Blevins of Carson City. Also, several great aunts and uncles, cousins and friends.

God bless you Rik and take, care until we are with you again. We love and miss you. Memorial pending and will be posted at a

The Humboldt Sun - November 16, 2009


We celebrate the 93 year life of J. Kirk Day who passed on to his next journey Saturday Nov. 7, 2009, at Renown Hospital of natural causes.

J. Kirk Day was born on July 1, 1916, in Sacramento, Calif. He was the first child of Melvin and Rose Day. The family soon moved back to Sparks, where Kirk graduated from Sparks High School in 1934.

Kirk eventually went on to attend the University of Nevada where his schooling was interrupted by the start of World War II. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was a pilot serving in the South Pacific. After the war he returned to the University of Nevada and graduated in 1946. Kirk moved to Winnemucca and took the position of County Extension Agent which he held until his retirement in 1976. Kirk was also very active in the community and a long time member of The Masonic Lodge, Shrine Club, Humboldt County Rodeo Board, Northern Nevada AARP and Senior Citizens Board of Directors.

Kirk is survived by his wife of 67 years, Rose Day of Winnemucca; son Steven Day of Winnemucca; son Dr. Michael Day and daughter-in-law Mary Day of Sparks; grandsons Brian Day and Christopher Day of Huntington Beach, Calif. He has five nephews; Kirk Vancil and Carl Vancil of Reno; Joe Boggio, Jr.; and Harold Boggio of Winnemucca; Duane Boggio of Paradise Valley; their wives and families.

His final words were expressing love and sincere thanks for his many friends and family for everything everyone did to help him and his family during his lifetime. Much time was spent reflecting on many fun and fond memories he shared with all. The family would like to express thanks and appreciation to Angie Alvarez and her family for their love and support. His spirit will live on through those that knew him.

A memorial service will be held at the Masonic Temple on the corner of 5th and Baud Street in Winnemucca, Saturday Nov. 14, 2009, at 1:30 p.m. The American Heart Association will appreciate any donations. Thank you.

The Humboldt Sun - March 8, 2010


Winnemucca and the State of Nevada lost a native son with the death of Joseph Francis Bengoa de Arrieta on Thursday. March 2, 2010.

Joe was born May 26, 1918, in Winnemucca, to Spanish/Basque immigrants, Domingo Bengoa and Francisca Cobeaga.

Joe lived his entire life in Winnemucca, attending the local grammar and high schools.

Joe was an exceptional athlete in high school; excelling in football, basketball and track. He was awarded numerous letters and awards throughout his athletic career.

After graduation in 1937, Joe attended Fresno State University to play football. Due to an unfortunate situation within the family, he returned home to care for his ailing mother.

As a way to support his family, Joe began his career at Dyer Lumber Co. He ultimately purchased the business in 1956 and operated it until his retirement in 1975.

In 1939, Joe married Gertrude McEnerney. They raised three children, Joe, Jessell and Jim. Joe and Gert were married 65 years, ending with the passing of Gert in 2005.

Joe was a World War 11 veteran, serving in the Navy from 1944-1946. Along with serving his country, Joe was very active in his community, belonging to several civic and religious organizations.

Throughout his business career, Joe supported numerous causes, charities and schools in his community.

Joe enjoyed life, his family and the outdoors. Family was of the utmost importance to him.

Joe is survived by his sister Mimi Drake, of Winnemucca. sons Joe (Barbara), Jim (Peggy) and daughter, Jessell (Don), 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

Joe's favorite saying was "Thanks for the memories." We thank you Dad, Grandpa Joe and friend, for a lifetime of wonderful memories.

Per Joe's request, there will be a private family gravesite service at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Paul's Catholic Church Building Fund, Veteran's of Foreign Wars, or Humboldt.Hospice P.O. Box 843, Winnemucca, Nev., 89446.

Lovelock Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

The Humboldt Sun - November 9, 2007


Patsy (Pat) D. Defenbaugh died Nov. 6, 2007. Pat was born in Sacramento, Calif., Sept. 17, 1930, to Myrle and Dick Defenbaugh. She attended school in Winnemucca and during World War II in Alameda, Calif.

She began her career with the telephone company in San Francisco and returned to Winnemucca a short time later.

She transferred to Nevada Bell Reno in 1954 and returned to Winnemucca in 1970, retiring in 1982 with 32 years of service. She owned and operated the Rocky View at Orovada, retiring again in 1988.

She is preceded in death by her parents and survived by many cousins. She cherished her life-long friends and her many telephone friends. At her request, no services are planned.

The Humboldt Sun - January 28, 2008


Dean B. Delaney, 75, of Winnemucca passed away Jan. 17, 2008, at his residence. Dean was born June 23, 1932, in Lemmon, S.D., to Edward and Ida Delaney.

He worked as a laborer in the construction industry as well as with his brothers in the family wood business before taking some other odd jobs.

Dean is preceded in death by his three brothers; Glenn Roberts, Vernon Delaney and Jim Delaney. He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law Dick and Doris Delaney, sister-in-law Shirley Delaney. Nieces and nephews Sheryl Fry, Eddie Roberts, Mark and Martha Delaney, Bruce and Michelle Delaney, Cynthia and Ronnie Delaney Vamell, Bryan Delaney, Koryn Delaney, Kevin and Kim Delaney, Eric and Susanne Cox, Jane and Bill Barger and John Cox.

The Humboldt Sun - September 18, 2008


Emma Dale Tipton DeLong, a Nevada resident for 80 years, passed away Friday, Sept. 5, 2008, at her residence in Battle Mountain Hospital Long Term Care. Born to Clay and Allie Combs Tipton, on Nov. 10, 1916, in Morton County, Kan., she moved with her family, which included her three brothers, Hugh, Buck and Glenn, to Golconda, in 1928. In 1934 she was Miss Golconda and in 1935 she graduated from Golconda High. School, where she had played on the girl's basketball team. Also in 1935, she won the Nevada Cowgirls' Quarter-Mile horse race at the Winnemucca Labor Day Rodeo on her brother's horse.

Dale married Bill DeLong Dec. 26, 1939, and moved to Jackson Creek Ranch on the Black Rock Desert where they built and ran a successful ranch, raising beef cattle and alfalfa/grass hay for nearly 50 years.

Dale was active in the Jackson Mountain Homemakers, the Tri-County Fair and Humboldt County Cattlewomen, where she was honored as the 2002 Cattlewoman of the Year and in 2008 with Honorary Membership. She enjoyed her horses, traveling, rodeos, quilting, collecting, her friends and generally making the most of life. Above all. Dale enjoyed her family and gloried in their accomplishments. She enjoyed being involved in her grandkids' activities and was a huge supporter of any type of kid activity, buying raffle tickets or auction items, sponsoring buckles or just participating to the fullest. She was very proud of her family.

Dale was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her brother Hugh and his wife Ann, her brother Glenn, her sister-in-law Jean and son-in-law John Fiiippini. She is survived by her brother Buck Tipton and his wife Ruth. By her daughter Billie Fiiippini, son John DeLong and his wife Judy, son Tim DeLong and his wife Margarita, and daughter Jeanne King and her husband Eddie. Grandchildren include Johnny Fiiippini, Jim and Mindy Fiiippini, Christy and Kirk Stanton, Jhona and John Bell, Will and Katie DeLong, Suzann and Lyle Lemaire, Timmy Lyn DeLong, Rita and DW Fowler, Samme and Brian Engelson and a total of 14 great grandchildren. There are numerous nephews and nieces to whom she is aunt Dale and countless others who called her grandma Dale.

Services for Daie DeLong were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Winnemucca Event Center on Fairgrounds Road.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to Jackson Mountain Homemakers, c/o TL DeLong, P.O. Box 367, Imlay, NV 89418, to be used to continue Dale's support of rural youth. Arrangements were under the direction of Albertson Funeral Home.

The Humboldt Sun - September 15, 2008


Leon A. DeMattei, 68. died peacefully at home with family at his side on Sept. 6, 2008, after a short illness.

Born Aug. 7, 1940, in Omaha, Neb., the son of the late Peitro and Helen DeMattei, Leon grew up in Millbrae, Calif, and moved to Nevada in 1970 as Regional Manager for National Car Rental. He moved his family to Winnemucca in 1975 where he was a police officer for the City of Winnemucca, served as the Superintendent of the City Parks Department and later as Manager of R Supply Co. until his retirement. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and golf with his family and friends.

He was also involved with local youth sports as an umpire, coach and spectator. Leon loved to cook and barbecue and was known for his delicious smoked turkeys, cowboy chili and barbecue ribs.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Geri, of Winnemucca; daughter Leanne Autrey of Winnemucca; daughter Lisa DeMattei (Koray Ergur) of San Francisco, Calif.; grandchildren Kathryn Canady (Brandon) of Winnemucca and Nicholas Autrey (Lea Burns) of Kingman, Ariz.; great grandson Glen Canady of Winnemucca; close friend and hunting buddy Scott Grantham of Winnemucca; brother-in-law Ronald Carvalho (Elvie) of Castro Valley, Calif; sister-in-law Lezlie Sheehy of Las Cruces, N.M. Additionally, Leon was a proud uncle to numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Leon's life will be held on Sunday, Oct. 5. 2008 at 2 p.m. with a barbecue at Vesco Park.

For information regarding the celebration, please call Geri at (775) 623-5836. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Humboldt County Library Memorial Fund, 85 E. 5th St., Winnemucca, NV, 89445 or First Way Pregnancy Center, 630 Melarkey St. #6, Winnemucca, NV 89445.

December 26, 2006

MR. FRANCOIS "FRANK" DENDARY - Submitted by Frances Dendary Elwell

Francois (Frank) Dendary succumbed on December 26, 2006 in Winnemucca, NV. Frank was born in Jaxu, France on March 6, 1925 to Jean and Gracianne Dendary.

At the age of 22, he left France for his voyage to America settling in Elko, NV. He started out herding sheep for the Smith Creek Livestock Co. between Elko and Fallon.

During the winter of 1953 he met Josephine Barinaga and they were united in marriage on January 9, 1954 in Elko.

In 1955 Frank and his partner Laurent Etchegaray opened the Ely Blacksmith Shop. The partners moved their families to Winnemucca and opened the Winnemucca Black smith Shop on East Second Street. A few years later the shop was moved to the Fourth Street location where it has been in continuous operation. Although Frank considered himself retired there was seldom a day that he didn't check in to see what was in the works.

Frank was a member of the Winnemucca Basque Club and St. Paul's Catholic Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He looked forward to joining his friends each year at Dufurrena's sheep camp. He was very proud of his grandchildren's accomplishments and enjoyed participating in their hunts, athletics and academics.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Joe, Michel, Pierre and his beloved wife Josephine. He is survived by his sister Martha Erguy of France, son and daughter-in-law Joe and Sandra Dendary of Winnemucca, son and daughter-in-law Paul and Beverly Dendary of Hender son and daughter Frances Elwell of Sun Valley. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Joey, Christopher and Alyssa Dendary, Scott Dendary and Deaira, Kyle, and Charel Elwell. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.

A Holy Rosary service will be held Wednesday, January 3, 2007 at 6 p.m. at St. Paul's Catholic Church. A funeral Mass service will be held on Thursday January 4, 2007 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Winnemucca.

May 25, 2005

MRS. JOSEPHINE R. DENDARY - Submitted by Frances Dendary Elwell

Josephine R. Dendary passed away on May 25, 2005 in Salt Lake city, Utah. She was born in Golconda, Nevada on August 5, 1927.

Josephine graduated from Humboldt County High School and lived in the Golconda and Winnemucca area her entire life. She married Frank Dendary on January 9, 1954. She is survived by her husband Frank; sons, Joe (Sandra) Dendary, Paul (Beverly) Dendary; daughter, Frances (Dendary) Elwell; 3 sisters, Emily Laucirica, Tony (Willie) Hooft, and Kate Arenguena; and 7 grandchildren, Joey, Christopher, Alyssa, Scott, Deaira, Kyle, and Charel.

Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 7 pm at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Winnemucca with Memorial Mass to follow on Wednesday, June 1, 2005 at 11 am. A luncheon will be served in the basement of the church following Mass.

The Humboldt Sun - June 15, 2009


On June 11, 2009, Arnold Alfred Dins passed away to join his wife Irma for eternity.

Arnold was born in Wisconsin on Feb. 18, 1923. He met and married Irma Steele in Omack, Wash., in 1942. They had two children, Bill and David.

Arnold served in the Navy from 1943 to 1945. In 1949 they moved to Winnemucca where Arnold began a 55-year career as a painting contractor. He painted almost every house and business in Winnemucca through the years, some more than once.

Arnold was preceded in death by his parents and several brothers and sisters.

His survivors include Bill and Joan Dins, grand-child Colby Dins (Medford, Ore.), David and Julie Dins, grandchildren Devin Dins (Winnemucca), Jennifer Dins (Winnemucca), Travis Dins (Peoria, Ariz.), great grand children Ryan, Teya, Mckenzie, Nicholas, Hailey, Hudson and Gavin.

Services are pending. Anyone interested in attending may call the family at (775) 623-3199.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Humboldt Hospice, Box 843, Winnemucca, NV 89446.

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The Humboldt Sun - October 22, 2007


Vivian Disbrow passed away quietly, Oct. 10, 2007, at her home. Moving often as she grew up and later in her life, Vivian knew much about the world. As a writer and a story teller, she had adventures to describe.

Vivian is survived by her companion of 16 years, Steve Hart; children Timi (Ron) Albright, Lorianne Flaherty and Shawn (Nina) Russell; grandchildren Toni Marie, Talan, Brice and Dakota. She is also survived by her sister, Zina (Curtis) Summers and niece, Michelle. Vivian was just starting to realize all of the good things she could offer her children and grandchildren when she was taken away so suddenly.

A celebration of Vivian’s life will take place in Steve and Vivians’ home, Friday, Oct. 26, at 6 p.m. For any questions call Humboldt Volunteer Hospice at 625-4263.

The Humboldt Sun - May 10, 2010


Alice Marie Dolan beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother died peacefully surrounded by her family in Reno on May 1, 2010. Alice was born on July 13, 1919, on the family farm on the outskirts of Little River, Kan., the twelfth of what would become to be thirteen children born to Barton and Alta Welch.

Alice attended school in Rice County, Kan. until 1937, at which time the family members still remaining at home relocated to Beowawe, Nev. where they reunited with the brothers and sister who had earlier trekked from Kansas to Northern Nevada during the worst days of the Dust Bowl era.

In 1939 the family relocated to Battle Mountain, Nev. where Alice met and in 1940 married John Thompson Dolan, a local educator and coach at Lander County High School. While in Battle Mountain the family was blessed with the birth of two sons, John and Mike. In 1944 the young family moved to Hawthorne, Nev. where John had accepted a teaching and coaching position at Mineral County High School. During this time a third son, Pat, was born into the fledgling family, with the family relocating for the last time in 1946 when John accepted a teaching and coaching position at Humboldt County High School in Winnemucca, Nev.

Alice remained a resident of Winnemucca from 1946 until 2007, devoting her time to being a housewife and mother to her children and — during the forties and fifties — to the various rural ranch children who boarded with the family during the weekdays while school was in session. Alice also maintained a life-long devotion to the Methodist Church and worked part-time during the fifties at the Winnemucca Mercantile, which outside employment supplemented the meager income from John's teaching.

In 1957 Alice and John were blessed with an unexpected joy, the birth of a daughter, Colleen, who was the apple of Alice's eye from the day of her birth. In the intervening years John had moved on from teaching and coaching into school administration at Humboldt County High School. Along with the transition in the naming of the local secondary school from Humboldt County High School to Albert Lowry High School, Alice in 1968 transitioned from mother and housewife to school cook. For the next 19 years a generation of Winnemucca junior and senior high school students learned first-hand on a daily basis the cooking delights produced by Alice. To the end of her life many of these former students would approach Alice to request another one of her iced cinnamon rolls or home-made chocolate chip (Cowboy) and raisin (Ranger) oatmeal cookies — treats that she produced daily in the tens of dozens to sate the sweet tooth cravings of her extended school family.

In 2007 Alice relocated to Reno in order to be closer to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren living in the Truckee Meadows.

Alice was preceded in death by her parents, Barton and Alta Welch, her husband of 39 years, John on Dec. 9, 1979, and her siblings Frank Welch, John Welch, Elmer Welch, Demon Welch, Ora "Dinty" Welch, Charlie Welch, Adam Welch, Elsie Rush, Maltilda Jay, Belle Lannue, Mary Campbell and Alma Bowling.

Alice is survived by her children John (Mary) of Pleasanton, Calif.; Mike (Carol), Pat (Lorell), and Colleen Dolan all of Reno; 14 grandchildren, John Paul Dolan, Tom (Jaime) Dolan, Kevin Dolan, Megan (Leif) Wagner-Johnson, Patrick (Tara) Dolan, Amy Dolan, Alicia (Dave) Harris, Sean Dolan, Katie Dolan (John Hess), Ryan (Liz Tree) Dolan, Christopher (Carolyn) Dolan, Eric Dolan, Rosalica Torres and Daniel Torres; and 14 great-grandchildren, Harrison Hess, Ryan Hess, Ella Hess, Milo Dolan-Tree, Jaime Dolan-Tree, Ethan Dolan, Brooke Dolan, Julia Dolan, Ryan Dolan, Keenan Dolan, Allison Dolan, Daphne Wagner-Johnson, Willow Wagner-Johnson and Lilah Jayne Harris.

A viewing will be held on Friday, May 14, 2010 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Albertson's Funeral Home in Winnemucca with the funeral services at the Winnemucca United Methodist Church on Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. with a reception to follow after the services. A private burial will follow. Donations can be made to the Winnemucca Senior Center,or to a charity of choice. The family wishes to thank St. Mary's Hospice for their loving care of mom.

The Humboldt Sun - June 2012

MR. EARL E. DORY - Submitted by Forrest Bert Heyne

Earl Edwin Dory, 84, of Golconda, passed away June 29. 2012, in Reno. He was born on Oct. 4, 1927, in Austin, Nev., to Paul H. and Esther Dory.

On April 1, 1947, he married DeLeah Smith in Winncmucca.

Earl has lived all over in northern Nevada including Austin, Eureka, Ely, Winnemucca, Battle Mountain and Golconda. He was a cowboy and horse trainer, a blade operator for Lyon and Humboldt County Road Departments and a retired Golconda firefighter and Golconda Fire Department board member. He enjoyed horse training, raising sheep, his kids, fishing and camping. He is survived by his wife DeLeah Dory; his daughter, Jessie (Mark) Bruning; grandchildren, Dorine Dory, DoryAnn Wilson, Travis Dory, Earl Edwin Dory HI, William Irwin and Waylon Vigil; great grandchildren, Chancie, Amber, Matthew, Dallas, Peerce, Jaydan, Dusty, Emmett and Isabel.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Earl Jr.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 6,2012, at the Winnemucca Cemetery. Those wishing to share thoughts with the family may do so at the memorial site for Earl at

Thanks to our friends who have supported us during this difficult time. There will be a celebration of life at the Golconda School immediately following the graveside service.

The Humboldt Sun - January 28, 2008


Born on a farm in Council, Idaho, on Aug. 10, 1915, Florence Jeanette Doughty's zest for living was one of the magic ingredients that contributed to her long and rich life of 92 years. She died peacefully on Jan. 19,2008.

Florence lived in Reno for the past 10 years after having spent 64 years in Winnemucca with her husband, Norman. She worked as a deputy assessor in the Humboldt County Assessor's office, and together they reared their three children. The last living member of her immediate family, she was pre-deceased by her husband, parents, Anna and Arthur Kidwell, and her seven brothers and sisters.

Florence is survived by the loves of her life: her sons and their wives, Tom and Carole Doughty, and Larry and JoAnn Doughty; her daughter, Dcanna Heller; her grandchildren and their spouses, Niki and Dan Schlehuber, and Steven and Jeneen Doughty; her four great grandchildren, Ryan and Anna Schlehuber, and Benjamin and Sydney Doughty; and a number of nieces and nephews and their children.

She was a woman who embraced life fully. She weathered the storms of a lifetime with great strength and stamina; all the while relishing the joys of the family she so loved. She noticed the details of things — the clouds and sunsets so much a part of Nevada life, the vibrant colors and delicacy of all flowers everywhere, the sensitive soul of a great grandchild.

Florence remained young in spirit and in style, and for all her personal graciousness; she had a feisty side that made her even more human and lovable, especially if you weren't on the receiving end. An intuitive woman, she never lost her concern for others despite her own health issues right up to the end. She had a certain spark that will live on in those who so loved her. It can truly be said that she was a remarkable woman of enduring significance a woman for all times.

A memorial services is planned for Friday, Jan. 25, 2008, at 2:30 p.m. at St. John's Presbyterian Church, 1070 W. Plumb Lane in Reno.

The Florence Doughty Memorial Scholarship has been created with the Winnemucca Ladles Booster Club. Donations can be sent to 1240 Mizpah. Winnemucca, NV 89445.

The Humboldt Sun - April 22, 2010


Cassie Duarte, 93, died early Tuesday morning at her home in Oklahoma City. She was born in McDermitt and lived in Nevada most of her life. Since 2003 she has lived next door to her son and daughter-in-law in Oklahoma City. She was the second youngest child of 10 children born to Dorateo Lasa and Maria Telleria all who have preceded her in death.

She was also preceded in death by three husbands. Harold Clausen, Louis Sabala, John Duarte and a grandson, Brad Sabala. She is survived by her son. Clyde Sabala and wife Lyn: grandson Todd Sabala and wife Alison and Brad wife Julie and four great grand children. The Lasa clan has grown extensively since 1916 and many of her nephews, nieces and their families still reside in Nevada, mostly around the northern part of the state.

Her time spent in Oklahoma was filled with making new friends at her church, at Edmond Hospital, where she volunteered at the gift shop, and at the gym where she gathered with the senior swimming exercise class. She enjoyed these new friendly people and they played a big part in her later years. Cassie desires to be laid to rest next to her Mother and Father in a small cemetery in McDermitt. Arrangements to do this are pending. Services under the direction of Matthews Funeral Home Edmond, OK.

The Humboldt Sun - July 17, 2007


Kathleen Elwell Dubert, 66, a former Winnemucca resident, died Tuesday, July 10, 2007, in Dyer, Ind. She was currently a resident of Spring Valley, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her father, Frederick B. Elwell.

Dubert is survived by her husband, James Dubert, a son Brent (Angie) Hues and daughter, Beth (Darin) Morford, grandchildren Jason (Elizabeth) Hues, Levi and Micah Hues, and Brandon Morford, her mother Margaret Elwell; brothers, Bryant (Elaine) Elwell, Dana Elwell, Donald (Sue) Elwell, Joseph (Crystal) Elwell and sister Lillian (Earl) Bohannan.

Graveside services and burial were held on Saturday, July 21, 2007, at the Winnemucca Cemetery. Lovelock Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The Humboldt Sun - February 4, 2008


Earl A. DuBois passed away on Jan. 24, 2008. Born on Nov. 15, 1914, in Star Prairie, Wisc.

He served in the army in WWII, and was a Normandy survivor. His quick wit and remarkable sense of humor will be missed by many.

He is survived by a stepdaughter Althea Marie Hage, his grandchildren Gene Cudworth (Rae), Karen Kroboth (Bruce), Jim Cudworth, Rona!d Emory Hage, Bernice Ann Hage, Sarah and Chrissy Cudworth, Bruce E. Kroboth, great grand children Sequoia Marie Hage and Xianna Lynnette Hage, a sister Kaddie Donahue of New Richmond, Wis., and many nieces and nephews, all of who loved him very much and will miss him deeply.

Services will be heid at the First Baptist Church in Winnemucca at 1 p.m. on Feb. 1, 2008, with burial to follow in the Winnemucca Cemetery. Lovelock Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

The Humboldt Sun - February 14, 2008


Grace Darling Dufurrena, 71, passed away on Friday, Feb. 8, 2008, at her daughter's home in Reno. She was born in Winnemucca on Feb. 6, 1937. She is survived by her daughter Carol Anne of Reno, brothers Don of Gainsville, Texas, Jim of Reno, David of Pensacola, F!a., and John of Wendover, Nev.

Services will be at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Winnemucca on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008, at 10:30 a.m.

Preceding her in death were her parents Thomas and Nieves Dufurrena, brothers William and Robert, and sister Joanna, Survivors include numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

The Humboldt Sun - January 26, 2009


Sylvia Gail "McEntire" Dunn March 21, 1938 — Jan. 12, 2009

Gail left this world Monday, Jan. 12, at her home here in Winnemucca.

Gail was born March 21, 1938, in Duncan, Okla., to Marvin and Gracie McEntire. She married Jesse Dean Dunn Nov. 20, 1955, and raised eight children.

Gail is survived by three sons and three daughters Vivan Henson, Lawton, Okla.; Tracy Lynn Dunn, Cheyenne, Wyo.; Sue Jenkins & husband Bill, Jessie Yetter and husband Martin both of Winnemucca. Lesley Heinrich Dunn and wife. Stephanie, Elkhorn, Neb.; Bryan Heinrich Dunn and wife Kimball, Neb. Eight brothers and two sisters Clyde McEntire, Delane Drake. Timmy, Jimmy, Doug, Ralph, Dennis and Virgil Drake. (Catherine Dunn and Nona Sheppard, 20 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Jesse Dean, daughter Glynis, son Wesley, grandson Andy, granddaughter Rachael, father Marvin, mother Gracie, sisters Toni and Sandra, brother Neal. Memorial services will be held at a later date in Stinnett. Texas.

The Humboldt Sun - October 12, 2009


This was her 86th autumn.

Helen Irene Haney Dunsmore closed her sweet green eyes Oct. 4, 2009, on a long, gorgeous life. She was a woman of tremendous grace. Tremendous.

On a winter day Jan. 4, 1924, Helen was born to Floyd Haney and Effie Beery in Mead, Kan. Theirs was a growing family that would number seven. Laughter and play commenced on the family farm where there was an abundance of sunshine and a lack of money. The kids so rarely enjoyed trips to town for treats that on just such an occasion, Helen happily ate the ice cream from her cone, then threw the cone away! (Not knowing that it, too, was edible!!)

Her childhood must have been enveloped in a melodic embrace, because she carried a melody with her all her life. She loved to dance her way around her home and whenever she was given the chance to put on roller skates her dance steps became fluid and graceful. She danced from room to room, place to place; her music springing from a source internal. She often filled in enchanted silences with an exquisitely whistled song.

18 years from that January morning in 1924, Helen gave birth to her first baby, Jack Warren Wise. In the next eight years, she would have two more babies, Kitty Sue and Marjorie Annette.

In 1958, a tragic and sudden accident took her sister's life, leaving six children without a mother. Helen and her family swept up the pieces of these tiny broken hearts, and in an instant, their family expanded by five. Bill, Sheila, Pat, Jane and Lynne moved from California to a five-bedroom home in Thermopolis, Wyo., where Helen was waiting with an open heart and loving arms. Her home was now filled with eight children ranging from the age of 5 to 16.

Helen danced and whistled her charming happiness into those noisy days and eight times each night she whispered to child-sized ears, "Goodnight. I love you. Sleep tight." At the edge of her bed she would pray, "Just let me get through another day with all of these kids." And she did.

As her children were having children of their own, she met and married her knight in shining armor. Helen lived her last 40 years engaged in a beautiful love story, deeply adoring her husband and best friend, Earl. They made their home in Denio, and they shared an affection to admire.

Always, always he would move through their home to find his delicate and beautiful wife to kiss her goodbye before he went outside to work or play. She so loved this man and his gesture of sweet dedication. It was shown by the radiance in her smile.

Shimmering elegance infused her years form beginning to end. The autumn has come. And one small leaf has fallen.

Her father, mother, two sisters and one brother precede Helen in death. She is survived by her husband, Earl, her eight children, his four children and many beautiful grandchildren and great grand-children. Three sisters also survive her.

Memorials in her name may be made to the Denio Community Hall, Denio, Nev. 89404, A service is being held at the Denio Community Hall on Saturday, Oct. 10 at 10:30 a.m.


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