The Humboldt Sun - August 24, 2009


Althea Marie Cudworth Hage passed away peacefully Aug. 12, 2009, at St. Mary's Hospital. She was born Feb. 28, 1939, in San Francisco, Calif. Althea lived in Nevada most of her life. She graduated from Pershing County High School in Lovelock and cosmetology school in Sparks. Althea, Dick, Ronnie and Brendi made their home in Sparks for many years until moving to Winnemucca in 1980. Althea's family descended from the Fellows family who settled in Unionville in 1865 and Thicker family who moved to Mill City in the early 1860s. Althea loved people and had many special friends. She also loved animals, hunting and fishing, gardening and collecting old things. You could always count on having a good time with Althea.

Althea was preceded in death by her parents, Bernice and Earl

and Wallace Cudworth; brother, James Cudworth; hus-band, Richard; and son, Ronald. Surviving family are daughter, Bernice Ann Hage of Winnemucca; granddaughters, Alyia, Sequoia, and Xianna of Weedman, Calif.; niece, Karen Kroboth; and nephews, James and Eugene Cudworth.

Services will be held on Friday, Aug. 21, 2009, at noon at Albertson Funeral Home in Winnemucca, with interment immediately following at the Winnemucca Cemetery.

Please share your favorite dish with family and friends at Club 40 following the services.

The Humboldt Sun - September 1, 2008


Derick David Don Hager, born Nov. 11, 1989, in Reno to Alicia Wogan and Victor Hager. Derick entered eternal life on July 27, 2008.

Derick loved fishing, hunting, riding 4-wheelers and loud speakers. In his spare time, he liked to play X-box and Play Station. Derick loved 4-wheeLing in the mountains and spinning his tires until the tread would show!!

Derick is known for his willingness to lend a helping hand, his big heart and his fun sense of humor.

Derick will be greatly missed by his parents, Alicia and Mike Wogan, Winnemucca and Victor Hager, Maine; two sisters: Angelica and Kayhlin Hager. Winnemucca; two step-brothers, Zach and Tyler Wogan, Paul, Idaho; his grandparents, Donnie Thompson and special friend Terry Stewart, Carlin; Robin and Frank Dabrowski, El Dorado Hills, Calif.; his great-grandmother Joan Warf, Elko; aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. A very nice ceremony was helu on Aug. I, 2008, by Pastor Peavy.

The Humboldt Sun - May 4, 2009


Danny L. Hales died in his home in Winnemucca from a long battle with cancer on April 24, 2009. Danny was born on Nov. 9, 1955, to Hubert and Wilma Hales. He grew up in Florida playing baseball and football all through school. He also took many trips to his Papa's in Alabama, helping on the farm.

As an employee of West Florida Piping he worked in Pennsylvania, where he met his future wife Marsha. They were married on April 17, 1975. He quit West Florida Piping and went to work with Air Products in Pennsylvania.

While in Pennsylvania he coached Little League and started his family with Marsha. He moved his family over the United States while being employed with Air Products. He moved from Pennsylvania to Texas, then to Utah, Illinois, California, then ending up in Winnemucca in 1992. He also traveled with his company extensively.

While in Winnemucca he met many wonderful people. He bought his house with five acres that he loved to have his horses on and his garden every summer. In the last three years of his life he had the Redneck Racing Team that brought him much joy. He would work on his truck 51 R in his spare time while having his grandchildren with him helping every step of the way. He would take trips in the summer to go see his family that were in Alabama and Florida.

He was a devoted father, friend, mentor, papa and husband. He was a very caring and giving person.

He is preceded in death by his mother Wilma, father Hubert and brother Billy.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years; sister in Alabama Carol Weston and her husband Harold; brother Scotty and his wife Bonnie of Virginia; son Andrew of Utah; daughters Mary Hales Ward and husband Jeff of Dothan, Ala.; Helena Wright, Danyle Nimmick and husband Jeff; and Teresa Goetz and husband Aaron of Winnemucca; also five nieces and two nephews, along with 18 grandchildren, with many other family and friends.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Danny's name to Cancer Research. Lovelock Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorial services to be held Saturday, May 2, 2009, at 2 p.m. at St. Paul's Catholic Church.

The Humboldt Sun - December 21, 2012

MR. JAMES P. HARPER - Submitted by Forrest Bert Heyne

Jim Harper passed into the heavenly gates on Friday, Dec 21, 2012, at the age of 76 years. He was born in Waco, Texas, and was a longtime resident of Winnemucca. Jim served as a very proud United States Marine and soon met his wonderful wife Patty. They were married in 1955 until her passing in 1999.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents, Pat & Opal Harper, Patricia Harper and a one-of-a-kind grandson, Joshua James Moody.

Left to cherish his memory is Jennie Elkin, his most loving companion and friend; his three daughters Vickie Moody of Fresno, Donna Meir and Lori Meeks of San Bernadino, the apple of his eye great grandson Kole Joshua James Hall, Kole's loving parents Capt. Clint and Jackie Hall and many other grandchildren and great grandchildren, his best dog ever Cricket and all his wonderful friends he knew and loved along the way. Jim will be missed by so very many hearts and he will be loved forever.

In his honor his family and friends will celebrate Jim's life at the Latterday Saints church, 111 W. McArthur Ave., Winnemucca, Nev., on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at 1 p.m.

The Humboldt Sun -September 4, 2012

MRS. LUCIENNE C. HARRIS - Submitted by Forrest Bert Heyne

Lucienne C. Harris, 95, of Winnemucca, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012.

She was born March 7, 1917, to Arthur LeGros and Irene Esperian LeGros in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.

Lucienne (Lou) was orphaned in 1924 at the age of 7 years. She was raised and educated in Seattle, Wash., until 1934 when she attended Holy Names High School in Oakland, Calif, and received her high school degree in 1936. Lou attended Holy Names College for one year. In 1937 Lou transferred to Eastern Washington University, in Cheney, Wash., where she received her teaching degree in 1939. Lou and Howard E. Harris met while they were attending college and they were married on July 3, 1939, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Lou said Howard asked her to dance and they have been in love from that moment forward. Lou followed her husband of 73 years wherever his mining adventures took them, in most cases quite remote areas in Washington, Idaho, Utah, Canada, and finally settling in Winnemucca.

Rarely a dull moment in their lives and in their adventures together.

Lou worked at ALCOA Aluminum Company and the Naval Training Station in Spokane. Wash., during WWII. During the war effort at home, Lou worked at various "Rosie the Riveter" positions. Lou began substitute teaching in 1953 in Manson, Wash. She taught full time in Chelan (1 year), Ephrata (5 years) and Bothel (3 years) in Washington state before moving to Winnemucca, where she taught elementary grades until her retirement in 1982. She also taught grades 1 through 6 for one year in Beowawe. Many former students from Washington and Nevada remember Mrs. Harris as their favorite teacher. She cared deeply about all her students and valued each one as unique and special. Lou received several awards during her career for her outstanding contribution and dedi-cation to public education. She was a devoted educator.

Lucienne C. Harris was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Irene LeGros, her brother, Ralph Culton, her son, Terry Harris, a granddaughter, Desiree T. Behrens and a daughter-in-law. Kimbcrly Anderson. Lou is survived by her husband and the love of her life, Howard B. Harris of Winnemucca, a daughter. Shannon Harris Behrens (Kermit) of Ephrata, Wash., a son, Darryl M. Harris of Lake Tahoe, four grandchildren, five step grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

Lou was a shining light to her family and to all those who knew her. She had a great sense of humor and never complained about her circumstances. She was always more concerned about others than she was about herself She knew how to laugh and enjoy life and inspired those qualities in her children. If Lou was in the room, it was a good place to be. She was a beautiful, classy lady, a wonderful mother and the best wife any man could ever ask for. Live life with laughter and love with all your heart is what Lucienne C. Harris was all about. She will be deeply missed and not one day will pass without a thought of her.

Services will be held on Sept. 15, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church of Winnemucca, 138 W. Winnemucca Blvd., Winnemucca. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. prior to the service. Following the interment, everyone is invited back to the church basement for refreshments and shared memories.

The Humboldt Sun - October 15, 2014

MRS. EDYTH M. HASCALL - Submitted by Forrest Bert Heyne

Edyth Margaret Hascall, age 90, passed away on Oct. 15, 2014, at Harmony Manor in Winnemucca.

She was born March 31, 1924, in Ripon, Calif., to Adam William and Mary Catherine High Jackson and had lived in Winnemucca for 48 years. She had also previously lived in Battle Mountain, Carlin and Yerington.

Edyth was a school teacher, having taught in Winnemucca for 48 years.

In 1946, she married Vernon Eddie Hascall in Bellingham, Wash., and they were married three months shy of 55 years. He preceded her in death in 2001.

She was a founding member of the First Baptist Church in Winnemucca; a member of the Rebecca Lodge and the American Legion.

Edyth is survived by her daughter, Karen Norris (Robert) of Winnemucca; son, Patrick Hascall (Sandra) of San Jose, Calif; a sister, Anne Tooker (Bill) of Bellingham, Wash.; granddaughters, Kristen Hascall, Diane Hascall, DeLinda Norris Brown (Richard), and Melissa Norris; great grand-daughter, Danielle Norris (Michael Timothy); two great great grand-children, Zoie Norris and Adalyn Timothy and numerous nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by sisters, Mary Gaumer and Helen Martinson and brother, Norman Jackson.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at 11a.m. at the First Baptist Church at Fifth and Garrison in Winnemucca with Pastor Stace Cupples officiating. Viewing will precede services at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow in the Winnemucca Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please take flowers to your parent or grand-parent and spend some time with them, or take some by to a resident at Harmony Manor.

Arrangements are with Smith Family Funeral Home in Fallon. 423-2255.

The Humboldt Sun - May 3, 2010


Rodney Louis Hatchings, 82, of Wmnemucca, passed away Friday, April 23, 2010, at Humboldt General Hospital. He was born on Nov. 1, 1927, in Ellsworth, Maine, to Rodney Frank and Francis May Hutchings.

Rodney served his country in the Army during World War 11 and was a lifelong member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He has lived in Winnemucca for the past 11 years and retired from the mining industry in 1990. He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter. He is survived by his wife Shirley of Winnemucca; daughters Roberta Jean Gilbert of Maine, Denise Dawn Murray of Washington, Koni May Schikora of Montana, Cheryl Ann Wagner of Arizona; sons Rodney Albert Hutchings of Ohio, Kenneth Frank Hutchings of Winnemucca, Michael Allen Hutchings of Georgia. He is also survived by fourteen grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

A memorial gathering was held on Thursday, April 29, 2010, at 3600 Mark Lane in Winnemucca. Rodney's final place of rest is planned for the Veteran's Cemetery in Fernley. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Albertson Funeral Home.

The Humboldt Sun - August 20, 2009


Michael Wayne Holley passed away on Aug. 10, 2009, at the age of 51.

He is survived by his loving wife of 15 years, Deanna Kay Holley, Dad Fred Slater, Son Michael Wayne Holley, Jr., Daughters Kristi Michelle Holley and Randi Holley, as well as his six adoring grandchildren with one on the way, brothers Danny Holley, Hazel Young, Patrick Hawksworh, and sister Violetta Johnson.

Friends and family are invited to attend Memorial services Tuesday, Aug. 18, at noon at Romano Mortuary, 9660 Old Redwood Highway, Windsor CA. 95492. A gathering celebrating Michael's life will follow immediately at the Holley residence.

The Humboldt Sun - June 29, 2009


Franklin C. Ham, born March 3. 1933 in Kennett, Mo.

Frank spent the majority of his life as a resident of Nevada arriving here in 1958. Frank is a Navy Veteran, having served his country during the Korean conflict. Frank was aboard the air craft carrier, the U.S.S. Sitkoh Bay.

Frank loved hunting and fishing and was a member of the NRA. Frank is a lifelong member of Plumbers & Fitters Local 350, Sparks.

Frank and his wife Dana were married just over 50 years.

Frank is survived by his wife, Dana, three children Sheri, Eric, Lisa, daughter-in-law Nadine, his eight grandchildren and five great, grandchildren.

A graveside service was held June 24, at the Winnemucca Cemetery.

The Humboldt Sun - February 7, 2008


Blaine Leavitt Hansen passed away on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008, at Yuma Regional Hospital of liver failure.

He was born Dec. 14, 1939, to Martin Evan Hansen and Vesta Leavitt Hansen in Smithfield, Utah, and educated in Smithfield and Richmond, Utah. By trade he was a painting contractor and retired from Utah State University's Physical Plant. He also retired from the Utah National Guard. He married Loraine Bair on Nov. 18, 1960, in the Logan LDS Temple. He was a faithful home teacher and served once as a financial clerk in the LDS Church. They were blessed with three children: Jerry B. (Michelle) Hansen of Winnemucca, Shelly (Michael) Haywood of Tucson, Ariz., and Angela (Gary) Hogan of Charlotte, N.C. He was a devoted husband and a loving father. They loved their eight grandchildren: Steven, Shelby, Jerrica and Tasha Hansen and Danielle, Olivia, Courtney and Travis Hogan.

Blaine enjoyed golfing, dutch oven cooking, wood carving, pitching horse shoes and was the Little League football coach and chairman in Smithfield for 26 years. While in Utah he was a member of the Smithfield-Lions, Club. Since retiring in 1999 he and Loraine lived in North Carolina in the summers and Yuma, Ariz., in the winters.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Wendell (Ruth) Hansen. His sister, Colleen (Richard) Jenson live in Ogden, Utah. Interment will be in Smithfield Cemetery at a date to be later announced.

The Humboldt Sun - jULY 14, 2008


Henry H. "Hank" Hansen, 90, of Winnemucca died at Humboldt General Hospital Tuesday, July 8, 2008. He was born at the family ranch at Centerville. He was raised and attended high school in Gardnerville, where he excelled in several sports. He ranched in Gardnerville, Reno, Denio and several other areas around Nevada, with his final resting place in Winnemucca.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mathias and Edith Christensen Hansen, brothers and sisters Inger Hansen, Ott Hansen, Ann Rundberg, Edith Munson. Earl Hansen, son Mathias Thomas and granddaughter Lori Blair.

He is survived by his wife Helen of Winnemucca, sister, Rubel David of Oakland Calif, his son Ott (Kim) Hansen of Reno, three daughters, Inger Casey of Winnemucca, Barbara (Roy) Enochson of Yerington, Mary Ann (Ray) Blair of Rupert, Idaho, grandchildren Inger Aiono of Carson City, Toby Enochson of Yerington, Clay Blair of Rupert, Idaho, Holly Hochist of Patomic, Md., Stephanie Halstead of Austin, Texas, Shawn Halstead of Tuscon, Ariz., Jack Hansen of Pleasant Valley and several great grandchildren. He was loved and admired by all that knew him.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 15. 2008, at Highland Park on Water Canyon Road, Winnemucca. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Humboldt Vol. Hospice, P.O. Box 843, Winnemucca, NV 89446.

The East Oregonian - Pendleton, OR - June 2, 1877

Taylor Harding - Submitted by Jim Dezotell

Taylor Harding, a nephew of Col. Harding, of Queen's River valley, was kicked on the abdomen by a balky horse which he was trying to punish at the time. This unfortunate affair took place near Camp McDermott, to which place he was taken, where, after suffering twenty-four hours of terrible agony, he died.

The Humboldt Sun - June 1, 2009


Doris M. Hardgrave, longtime resident of Winnemucca, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2009, in Reno. Doris was born in Coal Hill, Ark., on Aug. 23, 1923, the youngest of 18 children.

During her years in Winnemucca, Doris worked at the Winner's Hotel and Casino for 12 years and made many friends. She was active in many organizations. However, her biggest accomplishments were in the Fraternal Order of Eagles. She was a member of the Auxiliary for over 50 years. She became Madam State President 1982-1983, and Western Regional President 1983-1984. In these positions, she made lifelong friends and chaired many committees that raised thousands of dollars for various charities.

Doris is survived by Joanri (Dennis) Stansbury and Shirley Gilpin of Reno, Carol (Walt) Hall of Fallon, Myron and Robert Hardgrave of Carson City, and Luster Hardgrave, Jr., of Boise, Idaho: 15 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandbaby and two great-great grandbabies on the way.

Doris was the matriarch of her loving family, and held them together through every crisis. She will be missed very much by all who loved her.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, June 1, at Winnemucca Cemetery.

The Humboldt Sun - March 9, 2009


Jerry Dale Harris, March 12, 1946 — Feb. 28, 2009
Jerry Dale Harris, 62, of Winnemucca, passed away in the ear!y morning hours of Saturday. Feb. 28, 2009, at Wildhorse Reservoir in Elko County doing what he loved most — fishing.

Jerry was born March 12, 1946, in Huron, S.D., to Claire and Mildred Harris. He was high School sweethearts with his wife of 41 years, Lynne Lash Wood. They were married on June 25, :1967, also in Huron, S.D. Jerry spent many years in the mining industry before going to work for Corporate Express as a salesman for 21 years. He was most recently employed as the purchasing agent for the Rodeo Creek Gold Inc. Hollister Mine in Winnemucca for the past 14 years.

Jerry loved his family very much and derived his greatest pleasure from spending time with them. He is the father of eight children and 20 grandchildren. He was an avid fisherman, a barbecue master and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. At the time of his death, he was the second counselor in the Winnemucca Third Ward Bishopric. He was a loving and caring man, husband, father and friend who will be missed dearly.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Lynnc; daughter Juanita Mendoza and sons Ryan and Russell of Aberdeen, S.D.; daughter Dawn and husband Lance Hansen, and children Anthony, Brennan, Jennifer, Alexander and Emma of Moscow, Idaho; son Brent and wife Dena Harris, and children Marissa and Dakota of Idaho Falls, Idaho; son Cory and wife Valerie Harris, and children Cory Boy, Mercedes and Makaela of Windsor, Colo.; son Neil Harris and children Jordan and Madison of Boise, Idaho; daughter Rebecrca and husband Lueas Brown, and sons Andrew, Tanner and Bradley of Emmett, Idaho; son Matthew and wife Barbie Harris, and daughters Madison, Saman-tha and Alexis of Winnemucca; and son Mark Harris of Winnemucca. He is also survived by his sister Linda and brother-in-law Loren Rukstad of Bismarck. N.D.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 6, 2009, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Visitation will take place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., also Friday at the church.

The Humboldt Sun - October 25, 2007


Loyd Fredick Harris was born Sept. 18, 1916, to John Fredrick Harris and Rebecca Bingham in Tucson, Ariz. Loyd met and married Marian Ruth Townsend on Sept. 22, 1938.

They had five children, Ken and Alice Harris, Molalla, Ore.; Jerry and Irene Harris, Molalla, Ore.; Cheri and Ray Richardson, Winnemucca; Wayne Harris (deceased), and Darrell and Jane Harris, Oregon City, Ore.

He had 17 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren.

He died on Oct. 20, 2007, at Humboldt General Hospital. He is now survived by his children, grand children and great grand children.

Loyd was a good man, he helped a lot of people in his life. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He served as mission president of Salem Stake. He loved animals and especially dogs and horses. He worked on several ranches in his younger days.

There will be a viewing on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Albertson Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be held at the Latter Day Saints Chapel on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 1 p.m., in Molalla, Ore. He will be buried at Adams Cemetery in Molalla, Ore., where his wife is buried, following the services.

He will be greatly missed by family and friends. We love you Dad!

The Humboldt Sun - October 11, 2007


Marian Ruth Townsend Harris was born Sept. 8, 1919, to Clara and Chester Townsend in Atglen, Penn. Marian moved west when she was 17 to Tucson, Ariz., where she met and married Loyd Fredrick Harris on Sept. 22, 1938. They had five children, Ken (Alice) of Molalla, Ore.; Jerry (Irene) of Molalla, Ore.; Cheri (Ray) Richardson of Winnemucca; Wayne who is deceased, and Darrell (Jane) of Oregon City, Ore. Marian has 17 grandchildren and 43 great grandchildren.

Marian died of congestive heart failure at Humboldt General Hospital on Oct. 5, 2007, at 11 p.m.

She is survived by her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held for Marian on this Friday, Oct. 12, 2007, at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Mary Way (Grass Valley Chapel).

She was a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and held many callings when she was younger. She especially loved genealogy.

She lived in Winnemucca for almost 20 years and will be greatly missed by family and friends. We love you mom!

Graveside services will be held at the Adams Cemetery on Adams Road in Molalla, Ore., on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007. She will be buried there.

The Humboldt Sun - March 17, 2008


Dorothy Fransway Harrison was born in Lake City, Calif., on Sept. 5, 1925, and went to be with the Lord on March 9, 2008. Dorothy went peacefully with her children by her side.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, in 2002, her parents Chet and Noreene Fransway, Sister Irene Fransway-Chabagno and grandparents, Wes and Minnie Polander.

Dorothy is survived by a daughter Noreene Cascio (Tony), of Sparks, sons Chet Harrison (Jewel), Rick Harrison (Jana), and K.C. Harrison (Patty), all of Winnemucca.

Dorothy leaves a fine bunch of grandchildren; Anthony Cascio (Donna), Chris Cascio, Andy Harrison (April), Sadie Harrison (Dillon), Brian Harrison (Mandy), Adam Harrison, Brenna Harrison, Patrick Harrison, and Amanda Harrison, Great-grandchildren are Avianna Cascio, Anthony Cascio, Lilliana Harrison, Katie Harrison and Jacob Harrison and two nieces and one nephew.

Dorothy also leaves her faithful companion Susie Q., her little white Bichon dog, which was her constant friend.

In memory of Dorothy, feed a stray cat, which she did; plant some flowers and enjoy life.

A graveside service was held Thursday, March 13, 2008 at 11 a.m. at the Winnemucca Cemetery.

Friends and family were welcome to share memories at 4725 Bodily Place following the service.

The Humboldt Sun - June 1, 2007


Wilma Peraldo Hartoch, 93, passed away in Reno on May 28, 2007. She was born on May 22, 1914, in Paradise Valley, to Guglielmo (William) and Claudma Peraldo. The Peraldos owned a ranch where Fort Wingfield Scott was located. Wilma went to school in Paradise Valley and graduated from Humboldt County High School in 1933.

Wilma was actively involved in all aspects of 4H in Humboldt County. In addition to completing every project available for girls, she was a leader and recruited 4H Club members for Humboldt and Lander counties. She was elected Humboldt County 4H club president in 1931, and Nevada state president in 1932. Some of her work in 4H included cooking, dressmaking and oratorical competitions, where she won numerous local, state and regional awards. Wilma earned a trip to Chicago in 1934 to the National 4H Club Congress, where she was awarded the Montgomery Ward leadership college scholarship.

After graduation from high school, Wilma worked in Winnemucca for the U.S. government and the power company. As a businesswoman, she established and operated the Orchid flower shop until her marriage to Kurt L. Hartoch, MD on June 7, 1947, in Elko.

Wilma was a homemaker and a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church.

In 1968, she met with members of the Humboldt Hospital Board of Directors to establish a hospital auxiliary in Winnemucca. Wilma was elected president and under her leadership, the Auxiliary held fundraising events, performed service projects and purchased equipment for the hospital. The Poke and Peek thrift store opened in February 1969 as the Auxiliary’s major fundraising project. In August 1969, the Auxiliary spearheaded the campaign to pass the bond issue for a new hospital. Wilma served as the local Auxiliary president until 1971 and as the Nevada State Hospital Auxiliary president in 1972. In 1980, Wilma was awarded the Outstanding Community Service award for Humboldt County.

She was preceded in death by her husband Kurt in 1995, son Mark in 1987, brothers Lilio and Joseph, and sisters Primina Pasquale and Mary Johnstone Leighton.

She is survived by her brother Louie Peraldo of Winnemucca, children Carole Flaxman, and her husband Don of Los Altos, Calif., and Marlese Pinney and her husband Mel of San Diego; granddaughters: Alaina Pinney and Alexa Pinney; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A visitation is scheduled from noon until 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, 2007, at Walton Funeral Home, 875 W. 2nd St., Reno. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at Most Holy Redeemer Chapel at Our Mother of Sorrows Mausoleum.

The Humboldt Sun - December 17, 2007


William Henry “Bill” Hartzler, 88, of Golconda passed away Dec. 10, 2007, at Humboldt General Hospital. He was born May 1, 1919, in Harrisonville, Mo., to Sherman and Maggie (Freude) Hartzler. He attended a one-room school in Mount Pleasant, Kan.

Bill met and married his wife Willy Fuller June 23, 1940, in Hallowell, Kan. Moved his wife and three children to northern California in 1945.

They had another child and then moved to Southern California in 1953, where he raised his family before moving to Nevada.

He moved to Golconda in 1967. Bill had been a auto mechanic all his life until he retired in 1976. He served as Constable of Gold Run Township from 1974-1979.

He was a lifetime member of NRA, life member of the Whittington Center Gun Club, Second Amendment Foundation, and other than his family his next love was hunting, fishing and gold panning.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister and an infant great-grandson.

Bill is survived by his wife of 67 years Willy, of Golconda, sons: William Jr., of Las Vegas, Donald and wife Carol of Barstow, Calif., daughters: Norma Jean Brashears of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Maggie Marlene Wright of Golconda. One brother: Sherman Hartzler of Topeka, Kan. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 27 greatgrandchildren, 11 great-greatgrandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A gathering of friends and family will take place Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007, at 10 am, at Albertson Funeral Home in Winnemucca.

The Humboldt Sun - July 27, 2009


Our beloved daughter, Audrey Ann Hathhorn, found her place in heaven on July 19, 2009, at her grandparent's ranch in Winnemucca while on vacation with her family.

Audrey was born in Winnemucca on March 26, 1997.

At six months of age she took off on an overseas adventure with her family to Cartagena, Columbia, South America, where she spent the next seven years. In 2004, her and her family moved to West Palm Beach, Fla. From there, she relocated to Cartagena in 2009 where she lived until her passing.

She was an amazing child with an intuition beyond belief. She had an ability to "know" prior to events happening. Her deep belly laughter simply lit up a room and you couldn't help but laugh along. Added along with her thick blonde hair and striking blue eyes, and quick wit (in Spanish or English), you couldn't help but adore her. Our world-traveling angel will be dearly missed by many people in many different places.

Audrey was preceded in death by her namesakes, Audrey Harmon, and Patricia Ann Hoy.

Audrey leaves behind both her parents, Marc E. and Celeste M. Hathhorn, her sisters, Lacey Celeste (17 years old), Riley Rae (9 years old), and Zoey Grace (3 years old); her grandparents of Winnemucca, Dennis and Sharon Brown; her grandparents of Salmon, Idaho, Raymond and Bessie Hathhorn; her Aunt and Uncle, Tom and Dana Brown and children Ryan and Joree of Vero Beach, Fla., her Uncles Ray Hathhorn, of Salmon, Idaho, and Jeff Hathhorn and children Ashley, Emily and Chase of Boise, Idaho, and many great aunts and uncles.

A visitation for Audrey will be held Friday, July 24, 2009, from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. at Albertson Funeral Home in Winnemucca. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 25, 2009, at Albertson Funeral Home with Interment taking place at the Winnemucca Cemetery in Winnemuca.

in lieu of flowers, please choose a Special Needs Organization of your choice. Our little girl was a "mother hen" to all children, especially those that needed an extra helping hand.

Arrangements under the direction of Albertson Funeral Home of Winnemucca.

The Humboldt Sun - August 21, 2007


William T. Hedge (Bill) died Aug. 18, 2007. He was born April 17, 1929.

He is survived by his son William Hedge and wife Gretchen of Helena, Mont.; son Bruce Hedge and wife Jan of Boise, Idaho, along with their children Nikki Hedge, Laurie Harper and Jim Harper; son John Hedge and wife Kathy of Billings, Mont., along with their children Ashley, Seth, Josh and Jake; daughter Cheryl and husband Tim Carl, along with their children Carl, Annie, Sarah and Patrick Hagg and Chelsea and J.J. Nason and grandson Ayvier; daughter Judy and husband Mike Deming, and their children Camron and Shania Guy-Carro. Bill is also survived by his soul-mate, Betty Nason of Winnemucca.

A celebration of the life of Bill Hedge will be held Aug. 22 at the Red Lion Hotel at “his table” from 2 p.m. -—4 p.m., with cookies and coffee served.

The Humboldt Sun - January 24, 2008


Death notice
Baby Tyler Jay Hedges of Winnemucca died at a Boise hospital Thursday. No services will be held at this time. Arrangements are with Boise Funeral Home Aclesa Chapel

The Humboldt Sun - August 14, 2007


Jere “Nana” Heitman passed away quietly with her family at her side in Meridian, Idaho, on Aug. 7, 2007.

Jere was born with her twin sister, Pat, on May 9, 1926, to Joe and Irene Campbell in Genoa. Her grandparents were pioneer Nevada families. Jere married Dennis Heitman 61 years ago in Carson City. They owned the Heitman Ranch in Carson Valley until acquiring Willow Creek Ranch in Orovada in 1963.

Since 1980, they operated other properties in Idaho until retiring.

Jere made every holiday special and enjoyed preparing for large family gatherings. She was very artistic; her needlework and paintings are on display in many family homes.

Jere is survived by her loving husband Dennis, and family: Dennis, Jr. of Orovada; Lana and Jeff Servatius of Eagle, Idaho; Margie and Rob Wonhof of Reno; Bob and Marlene Fettic of Orovada; Jody and Jim Copenhaver of Elko; and Jeanne Fettic of Winnemucca.

She will be fondly remembered as “Nana” to her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and families. Jere’s family wishes to thank Life’s Doors Hospice and Home Care for their care and support.

Arrangements are under the direction of Bowman Funeral in Garden City, Idaho. The family will hold private family services. Memorials may be made to one’s favorite charity.

The Humboldt Sun - November 11, 2007


Julie Ann (Longmire) Hembree, of Reedsport, Ore., passed away Nov. 7, 2007. She was born and raised in Helena, Mont. She also resided in California and Nevada for several years. She spent most of her life raising her children in Montana and Nevada. She moved to Oregon in 1989 and spent the rest of her life making it her home.

Julie worked in the hardware business for many years, making many good friends along the way. She enjoyed tatting, crocheting, knitting and was an avid gardener. She will be greatly missed by all those who loved her.

She is survived by her children, Lora Parker of Escanaba, Mich., Randy (Lori) Parker, of Missoula, Mont., Mike (Chris) Niemi of Sheridan, Wyo., and Benny Parker of Michigan; parents Gladys Tovey (Shepard) of Helena, Mont., and Gilbert Longmire, also of Helena; brothers and sisters Patty Donaldson, Donna Shwartz, Rick Longmire, Gilbert Longmire, Jr., and George Miller; six grandchildren, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her daughter Tamy Kay, son David James, granddaughter Kayleigh Marie and step-father Charlie Tovey. Services will be held at Sunset Memorial Cemetery in Helena, Mont., on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 11 a.m. There will be a gettogether following at the Eagles Lodge in Helena.

The Humboldt Sun - March 24, 2008


Catherine Audry (Ma) Heyne, better known to her many friends as Ma. She was born Nov. 4, 1922, to Forrest Oliver and Oddie McGinnis. She went to her new home peacefully in her sleep on March 15, 2008, due to a long illness of lung problems at the Humboldt General Hospital in Winnemucca.

Ma's mother later remarried to AJ. Westerman in El Dorado, Calif., where she went to school in the one-room school house on the hill west of town along with her brother Roy McGinnis, her half brother Don Westerman and her half sister Zona Westerman/Fletcher.

Ma married Otto Eugene Heyne and had two sons, Forrest Bert Heyne of Winnemucca, and Allen Eugene Heyne of Gold Beach, Ore.

Ma worked for the Maid Rite Sausage Company for 30 years in Sacramento, Calif., where she made her home. She later moved to Winnemucca in 2002, where she spent the remainder of her life.

Ma's many enjoyments in life was to be with her family and friends, fishing and camping in the Blue Mountains of northeast-era California's many remote lakes and streams.

She leaves behind one brother, Roy McGinnis of Cosmopolis, Wash. Bert and his wife Lorraine of Winnemucca, and Allen and his wife Karen of Gold Beach, Ore. Six grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren scattered throughout California, Nevada, Washington, Colorado and Michigan.

Ma was a member of the Paradise Valley Community Church.

Graveside services will be held at the old cemetery in El Dorado, Calif. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date in Winnemucca for her many good friends.

The Humboldt Sun - July 24, 2007


Gregory Brian Higley, age 47, died at his home on Friday, July 20, 2007.

Greg was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Sept. 28, 1959, to his parents Judie and Dan Higley. Shortly after his birth they moved to Elko, and that is where he was raised. His brother Chuck and sister Dana were soon brought into the family.

In 1972 he moved to Winnemucca with his mother and siblings. There he enjoyed playing in the high school band and came to meet his future wife in his freshman year. Just three short years later they were married on June 19, 1976.

Over the next six years Greg would see his three sons enter this world, Christopher Brian Higley, David Charles Higley and Thomas Gregory Higley.

Greg worked different jobs from the time he was in his early teens until he got a job at Goldfields mine in September 1987. There he worked for 18 years, playing on the company softball team and becoming an E.M.T.

Greg enjoyed many things. He liked to hunt and fish. He enjoyed modeling, golfing, woodworking and following his favorite baseball team, the Chicago Cubs. But mostly his favorite past time was spending time with his family and watching his children and grandchildren grow up and play.

Greg is survived by his wife and soul mate Carol J. (Choate) Higley. His sons Chris, Tommy, and David and his wife Spring. His six grandchildren, Trystyn, Alex, Travis, Casey, Tiffany and Tara. His brother Charles (Chuck), his wife Christy and their son Josh, and his sister Dana. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and dear friends.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his stepfather Ben Cox, his father-inlaw Johnnie Choate, sister-in-law Dee Dee Brickey, nephews James Whitmore and Timothy Kenney and great nephew Kolby Canham.

There will be a memorial service held on Saturday, July 28, at 5 p.m. at the home of Greg’s mother-in-law, Jean Choate at 5560 Old Jungo Road. For directions please call Chris at 6233253 or Jean at 623-3009.

In lieu of flowers, Greg asked that donations be made to the Diabetes Foundation.

The Humboldt Sun - July 30, 2009


Udale Higley passed away peacefully on July 22, 2009, at Harmony Manor in Winnemucca at age 87.

Udale was born in St. John, Idaho, to Oletha Weeks and Lloyd Higley.

He is survived by his brothers, Lloyd, Norman, Richard and Stanley and his sisters, Maryl and Dorothy. His siblings Ferrell, Delbert and Leola preceded him in death.

He joined the U.S. Army in 1942 and was a member of the 728th Railway Operation Battalion and served during World War II. After his military service he was a Signal Maintainer for the Southern Pacific Railroad.

Udale was married to Daisy Puckett on June 11, 1950. He is survived by Daisy and their three children, (Catherine Fries, Norman and Billy. He is also survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at the Winnemucca Cemetery on July 31, 2009, at 11 a.m. Donations in his name can be made to Harmony Manor or the Senior Center in Winnemucca.

Local arrangements are under the direction of Albertson Funeral Home.

The Humboldt Sun - February2, 2009


Madaline Deloris Hill
Sept. 3, 1922 — Jan. 25,2009

Madaline Deloris Hill was born in LoSantville, Ind., to Arliff and Freta (Cromis) Pool, Deloris was the ninth of 11 children. They were raised in the Jonesboro. Ind., area.

While working in a factory soldering radios during World War II, she selected three names of soldiers to correspond with - one being George Hill. Their correspondence ended in marriage on Dec. 7, 1946.

In January of 1947, George moved his new bride and her 2-year-old son, Terry, back to Ruby Valley, where he was employed at the Ranger Station. They lived there with no electricity or running water for three years.

In 1950, the Hills moved to Lakeview, Ore., where George built a new house with running water and electricity. Deloris gave birth to their son, Gene in 1953.

Two years later, son John was born, and the last son, Monte, in 1956. George got restless, and in 1960 moved the family to Orovada, where he had a Desert Land Entry. That was their last move. Again, Deloris lived with no electricity or running water until 1962 when Harney Electric came to the valley. Deloris was a real pioneer whether she thought so or not.

Deloris was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, George in 1970, son Terry in 1998, son Monte in 2000 and all her siblings.

Deloris is survived by her sons Gene (& Carolyn) of Nampa, Idaho, John (& Debra) of Orovada, Edna Hill,(Terrys' widow) of Fairbanks, Alaska, Grandchildren: Tamra Shepherd, Eric Hill, Andy Hill, Craig Calhoun, Becky Plimpton, Lorri Saunders, Tina Perez, Heidi Baker, Sam Hill, Katie Hill, Frankie Hill and numerous nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at the community hall in Orovada on Feb. 2, 2009, at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Cedarville, Calif., beside her husband, George at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Harmony Manor, 118 E. Haskell St., Winnemucca, NV, 89445; attn. Polly Landa.

The Humboldt Sun - September 7, 2007


Sherry A. Hill March 17, 1950 - Sept. 1, 2007
Sherry A. Hill, beloved daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and dear friend of many, passed away on Sept. 1, 2007, at University Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah. Sherry, the recipient of a new heart in 2002, began the fight of her life, arriving at the hospital on Aug. 27 when her new heart began rejecting and her body started giving out.

Sherry’s greatest joy in life was caring for others, especially but not limited to, her family. Her generous spirit and capacity to love will surely be missed. She is preceded in death by her father Mason Smith, brother James Smith, sister April Baxter and beloved daughter Candace Jordan.

She is survived by her loving mother Bonnie Hall of Kiamath Falls; beloved husband Joe Hill, best friend and daughter Marilyn Doornek, granddaughter’s Caresssa Aguilar and Amy Doornek, grandson’s Andy Jordan and Mitch Doomek, great granddaughter Keira Stovall, of Battle Mountain; stepson Joe Hill Jr. (Wendy), granddaughter’s Kaila, Mickey and Becka, grandson’s Luke and Levi, of Twin Falls; stepson Barney Hill (Melinda), grandson’s Bear and Bret of Fort Rucker, Ala.; and stepson Jesse Hill (Rebecca) and grandson Cooper of Winnemucca.

Memorial services for Sherry Hill were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Battle Mountain Civic Center. The family hosted a luncheon immediately following the services.

The family is requesting that you please make donations to the American Heart Association, in lieu of flowers.

The Humboldt Sun - December 24, 2009


Wayne Calder Hoagland (Hoagie) 1925-2009

Wayne Hoagland, 84, passed away Dec. 14, 2009, in Portland, Ore. He was born Jan. 23, 1925, in Nampa, Idaho, to Margaret and Edward Hoagland, one of eight children, all boys.

He was raised on a farm in Melba, Idaho. In 1950 he went into power line work, worked line construction for several utilities as a lineman and line foreman. In 1968 he purchased the "Rocky View Inn" in Orovada. He operated it and "Hoagies Electric" untilhe retired in 1994.

He is survived by his daughter, Glenda Hoagland of Portland, Ore., a son Rod Hoagland of Fields, Ore., a step-daughter April Jensen of Yakima, Wash., stepson Gary Miller of Long Beach, Wash., grandson Chris Hoagland of Emmett, Idaho, grandson Tim Hoagland of Sahuaritta, Ariz. He is preceded in death by his wife Daisy.

The Humboldt Sun - November 20, 2008


Vernon Hocks died on Nov. 12, 2008. He left behind a loving wife, step-son, two daughters and one son. He was a very adventurous man who loved being outdoors. His favorite things to do were hunting, fishing and spending time with his family. He worked as a miner for 16 years, and was very hard working. He will be missed by many.

The memorial service will be held at Grass Valley Baptist Church Saturday, Nov. 22, at 12 p.m.

The Humboldt Sun - July 17, 2007


Keith Hodson, noted local businessman and Nevada resident since 1949, passed away at his beloved Rainbow Ridge Opal Mine in Virgin Valley.

His early childhood was in Elmhurst, Ill. After graduation from the New Mexico School of Mines in Socorro, N.M., he entered the U.S. Army and served as a combat medic in Italy with the 10th Mountain Regiment.

It was in Socorro that Keith and Agnes were married in 1942. Agnes was called home in September 2006, just days short of their 64th anniversary.

Survived by four children: Shari Youngstrom (Redmond, Ore.), Brian Hodson (Cave Creek, Ariz.), Carol Durkin (Cave Creek) and Glen Hodson (Redmond). He is also survived by 13 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

After discharge from the Army, Keith and Agnes, with baby Shari, went to Mina and began mining turquoise. In 1949, now with baby Brian, they moved to Winnemucca and purchased the opal mine.

In 1956 they moved to Scottsdale, Ariz., and started Hodson’s Gem Shop, a fixture on First Avenue for 43 years, dealing in fine gems, minerals and jewelry. After an 11-year gap, the family grew again with Carol and a few years later Glen. The Scottsdale store was the winter operation, but summers were always spent at the family’s favorite place, mining the beautiful opals at Rainbow Ridge.

Keith lived a long and eventful life and will be greatly missed by his family and many friends and loyal customers. His amazing “gift of gab” and endless (true) stories made him a person you could not forget.

The Humboldt Sun - May 8, 2008


Juanita Roxana Hoeflein Hoegsberg quietly and sweetly took her last earthly breath on April 30, 2008, at Harmony Manor, where she had resided for the last 19 months. She was held in the arms of her daughter and grand daughter as her spirit left her body and returned home. Family and friends had visited and said their good byes during her lengthy illness.

Juanita was born March 27, 1912, in Toledo, Ore. She moved to Oakland, Calif, as a young girl with her parents William and Serena Hoeflein. In June of 1934 she and her sweetheart, Folmer K. Hoegsberg, eloped to Reno to marry. They resided in the bay area, where he owned the Derby Street Meat Market and she worked as a secretary to a senator. At the age of 45, she was widowed, with two children to raise. She went to work as the mail girl for Mt. Diablo Unified School District. It wasn't long before she was promoted and at her retirement in 1976, she was the head accountant of this very large school district.

Juanita loved to travel. She and her cousin, Gertrude Jensen, took many trips together after retirement. Amtrak and ocean liners were their favorite modes of transportation. They visited Europe, Alaska and Canada and were frequent visitors of family in Oregon, Iowa, Texas and Nevada. Wherever these two women went, they brought with them a spirit of adventure and celebration.

Juanita is survived by her son and daughter-in-law. Dr. Donald Hoegsberg and Ursula Hoegsberg of Shell Rock, Iowa, her daughter and son-in-law, Bob and Rae Edwards, of Winnemucca, her grandson Broc Edwards and wife, Aimee Edwards, and their children, Claire and Dane Edwards of Dallas, Texas, and her grand daughter Molly Edwards and her son, Nolan Edwards of Winnemucca.

The family would like to thank Dr. Robbie Grant and the staff at Harmony Manor for the wonderful care they gave our mother during a most difficult time in her life. Some people truly are angels. A celebration of Juanita's life with family and friends has already begun and will continue until the last story is told.

The Humboldt Sun - June 10, 2010


Charles Leonard Holt, known as "Leonard" passed away on May 27, 2010. He was born in Paradise Valley on March 24, 1925, the third child of Ralph T and Gertrude Holt.

He attended schools in Paradise Valley, Golconda and Winnemucca. He joined the Navy at the outbreak of WW II, where he served on, sub chasers in the South Pacific during the battles Mindoro, Mindanao and Leyte in the Philippines. Upon receiving a Purple Heart as well as other citations, was honorably discharged March 17, 1946, he returned home to Nevada.

He was a welder by trade. He owned and operated his own business as well as worked for Getchell Mine, Western Pacific Railroad and Southwest Gas. He tried his hand at boxing and would describe his career by saying "I won some and lost some."

He was preceded in death by his parents as well as brothers Harry, Dick, Rusty, Walter, Tim, sister Mildred and son Charles "Chuck." He is survived by brothers Bill, Bud, Ray, also daughters Cheryl, Susan, stepchildren John Rider, Lynette Buchanan and Penny Kilwain. He had 13 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Memorial services are to be held at the Fernley Military Cemetery, June 18, 2010, at 2 p.m.

The Humboldt Sun - July 9, 2009


Walter Dennis Holt passed away after a lengthy illness on July 2 at a Reno Rehab Center.

Walter was born in Winnemucca to Ralph and Gertrude Holt on May 18, 1939. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Ralph H, Richard, Russell, Timothy and Sister Mildred Lovelace.

He is survived,by sons Jerry and Kevin, daughters Colleen and Janet, brothers William, Leonard, Max and Roy, several grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

There will be no funeral per Walter's request.

January 28, 2009

MR. JACOBUS W. "WILLIE" HOOFT - Submitted by Frances Dendary Elwell

Jacobus William "Willie" Hooft, 85, passed away January 28, 2009 at Humboldt General Hospital. Born July 21, 1923, in Secaucus, New Jersey, to Willem and Gertje Hooft, he and his family moved to Salt Lake City where he lived until the age of seven. In 1930, the family moved to Winnemucca where he was raised and educated.

As a young boy he worked in the Humboldt Bakery which was established by his father in 1935 with a 25 dollar loan from a friend. He continued working at the bakery through high school while playing football, basketball, track and tennis. He was a member of the high school band where he played several different instruments despite not knowing how to read music. Following graduation, he joined the Navy where he served in World War II aboard the USS Goss from 1942-1945. Upon returning to Winnemucca, he continued working at his family's bakery.

In 1952, he married Antonia "Tony" Barinaga in Winnemucca, where they raised three sons, Jim, Raymond and Robert. In 1958, his father was killed in a KLM airliner explosion off the coast of Ireland, at which time Willie took over the bakery and a short time later renamed it "Hooft's Bakery". Willie, along with his sons, spent many long hours at the bakery creating incredible pastries and breads, earning Hooft's Bakery a reputation both locally and regionally.

With a passion for flying and aviation, Willie not only held a private pilot's license but was also a certified flight instructor. He flew for the Bureau of Land Management scouting wild fires. He owned and operated the fuel operations at both locations of the Winnemucca Airport for many years. He also loved music and dancing and while a young man was the drummer of the popular Ferris Trio, that played at local dances and other functions. In addition, he loved to play the harmonica.

In 1998, Willie retired from the bakery he had owned for 40 years and worked in for 65 years. He spent his days enjoying time with his many grandchildren. He also spent time with his special friend, Aaron Garrison, a young boy who he met in physical therapy.

Willie was a Boy Scout leader and an organizer of youth activities. He was a former member of the Lion's Club, a School Board Member of the Humboldt County School District for two decades, a board member of the Friends of Nixon Hall and a board member at the Senior Center where he enjoyed eating lunch and visiting with friends. He orchestrated an annual donut sale fundraising event for the Lowry High School Honor Society where many high school students took part in a very early morning of donut making. Willie was a kind and generous man with a big heart who donated frequently to local churches and other charities.

Willie is preceded in death by both his parents, brothers, Albert and Raymond and sister, Agnes. Willie is survived by his wife of 56 years, Tony; his sons, Jim Achabal, Raymond Hooft, M.D. and Robert Hooft (Marie); sister, Dorothy Leonelli (Sam); sister-in-law, Delores Link (Albert); brother-in-law, Kay Johnson (Agnes); grandchildren, Kyle, Aubri, Mary Kate, Joe, Therese, Stephanie, Isaac, Austin, Anneka, Jessica, Raymond and Sierra; great-grandchild, Donovan; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, February 3 at 2 p.m. at the LDS church in Winnemucca followed by a reception. A viewing will be held one hour prior at 1 p.m. The family would like to thank the caregivers and physical therapists at Saint Mary's Hospital in Reno, Humboldt General Hospital, Harmony Manor and Rehab Services of Nevada in Winnemucca. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Willie's name to Humboldt General Hospital - Harmony Manor.

The Humboldt Sun - September 29, 2008


JoAnn D. Horse 1933 — 2008 JoAnn D. Horse, "Gramma J," passed away on Sept. 22, 2008, in Salt Lake City, Utah, She was born Dec. 4, 1933, to Louie Dave and Maggie Skedaddle in Fort McDermitt. She married her husband Vernon Horse and lived a loving full life together, until he preceded her in death in October of 1999. Together they were blessed with two sons, Vernell Horse and Harvey Horse. JoAnn was a very caring woman who took in six foster children in her later years. She was also known for making beautiful quilts and other arts and crafts. She is preceded in death by her husband and parents (named above), one brother and four sisters: Donald Dave, Edna Dave, Hazel Crutcher, June Hinkey and Minnie Curtis. JoAnn loved her family and friends deariy. She is survived by her two sons, her sister Annette Dave, her brother Eugene Dave; three grandchildren: Lillian Horse, Lorena Horse and Ira Horse; and four great grandchildren: Alessandra Horse, Tyrell - Submitted by L. Morgan

, Kacee Horse and Jade Begay. She is also survived by her many beloved nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Sept: 27, 2008, at 1 p.m. in the Ft. McDermitt Tribal Gymnasium. Interment will be in the Ft. McDermitt Indian Cemetery.

The Humboldt Sun -May 27, 2010


Leona May Scott Horton, age 69, passed away at Humboldt General Hospital on May 17, 2010.

Leona was bora to Lawrence & Laura Scott of Idaho Falls, Idaho, on Oct. 11, 1940. She attended schools in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Leona moved to Winnemucca in 1977 where she met and married Richard Horton.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

Leona is survived by her siblings. Larry and Joyce Scott of Iona, Idaho, Leroy and Barbara Scott of Shelley, Idaho, Linda and Royce Bair of West Jordan, Utah, Lonnie and Susan Scott of Idaho Falls, Idaho. Step-children are Frances Carr of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Ruthie Horton of Winnemucca. Three grandchildren Sean Marcinik of Winnemucca, Jillian Carr Ivey and Melanie Carr of Salt Lake City, Utah. Brother-in-law Earl Horton, and best friend Meleen Ramos of Winnemucca, and not to leave out her two beloved pets "Cookie" and "Bandit."

Leona worked in customer services for more than 20 years and later with her husband in their family business "Horton Building & Maintenance." Leona was a person who enjoyed many different crafts. She was a wonderful seamstress and enjoyed knitting, crocheting and doll making. Leona also supported ASPCA, which showed her great love of animals large and small.

A Memorial Service was held at Albertson Funeral Home in Winnemucca on May 21,2010.

We wish to thank all of the many friends and neighbors who have loved and supported Leona in so many ways.

The Humboldt Sun - July 20, 2007


Kenneth Orrin Howard, age 54, passed away on July 16, 2007, at his home in Winnemucca. Ken was born in Fallon on Feb. 9, 1953, to Orrin and Davi Howard and raised in Yerington. He was involved in numerous activities such as a member of the Order of the Arrow Boy Scouts, coach for little league baseball and the Yerington Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Crew. Ken showed a great talent for fixing vehicles, and with Twila by his side he opened up K & T Auto Shop.

The Howard family moved to Winnemucca in 1988. Ken helped to put the first demolition derby on in Yerington and organized all the demolition derbies here in Winnemucca. With the help from Dave Dunaway, they organized the very first eighth-mile drag races held yearly behind Arbys. Arena truck racing was the next project he helped get started here in Winnemucca, and he traveled with his sons, Kenny and Ricky to Idaho, Oregon, and California to compete. Ken was also an original member of the Koyote Kruisers here in Winnemucca.

With his continuing passion for automobiles, he soon became part of the construction and development of the Winnemucca Regional Raceway Association. He served as president of the WRRA up until his resignation earlier this year.

Ken also enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping with his family and friends. Ken volunteered his time at his son Rick’s shop, Wildside Slot Cars and Hobbies.

Before his retirement, Ken worked for Hunewill Construction, Pinson Mining Company and Curtis Machinery. He is preceded in death by his mother, Delores Davis Howard. Suvivors include his wife, Twila and sons Kenny and Rick, grandson, Jesse, and father Orrin Howard, all of Winnemucca and sister Becky Pond of Yerington. Nieces Buffi Krug of Reno, Valerie Smith of Winnemucca, Roberta Smith of Yerington nephew Michael S. Howard of Reno and many, many more nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Friday, July 20, 2007, between p.m. and 8 p.m. at Albertson Funeral Home, with funeral services at the Winnemucca Convention Center East Hall on Saturday July 21, 2007, at 10 a.m. A reception will follow the motorcycle and classic car procession down Winnemucca Boulevard at the Winnemucca Convention Center.

The Humboldt Sun - February 9, 2013

MRS. MARIAN I. HOWARD - Submitted by Forrest Bert Heyne

After a long, difficult struggle, Marian I. Howard quietly passed away at Harmony Manor on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013.

She was born June 28, 1922, to Thomas and Irene Fitzpatrick in Los Angeles, Calif., where she was raised with her sister and brother and attended private Catholic schools. After graduating from high school, Marian went to work as an "extra" dancer in several movies.

When WWII started she joined the American Women's Voluntary Services as an entertainment dancer which led her to Burbank. Calif., where she met and later married Bode Howard.

When Bode returned from overseas in late 1945, he and Marian and their toddler son moved back to Bode's hometown of Winnemucca, where they made their home and raised their three children.

When her husband was elected to the Nevada State Legislature, Marian stayed at home until the youngest child was old enough to stay with friends. At that time Marian began to accompany Bode to the sessions in Carson City and was with him there when he suffered his fatal heart attack in 1977.

She was appointed by the Governor to fill out her husband's remaining year in the Assembly. After the term ended, Marian went to work for the Community College in Winnemucca. She retired 10 years later and then enjoyed her time with the Winnemucca Ladies Golf Club and doing a little traveling. She also enjoyed going to the Senior Center for lunch and socializing with friends.

Marian was preceded in death by her husband. Bode; her parents; sister, June; and great grandson, Jake Eary.

Her survivors include son. Buddy (Delphine) Howard; & daughter, Joan (Ron) Chesser of Winnemucca. Daughter, June (Mike) Fullmer of Cascade, Idaho; and brother, Tom (Mary) Fitzpatrick of Oxnard, Calif. She also leaves five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Marian was happy to be able to spend 2 1/2 years at home with her special caregivers who gave her wonderful care and lots of love. The family would like to thank all of them and also the nurses and aides at Harmony Manor for the attention and comfort they gave her in her final days.

Funeral mass services will be held Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Winnemucca with interment at the Winnemucca Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Lovelock Funeral Home, Lovelock.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Marian's name to St. Paul's Catholic Church, Winnemucca Senior Center or Winnemucca Volunteer Hospice.

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MR. RICHARD R. HOWARD - Submitted by Forrest Bert Heyne

Rick Howard, age 39, of Winnemucca, Nev., passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at 2:28 p.m. at Renown Regional Medical Center of Reno, Nev.

He was born to Kenneth and Twila Howard on Sept. 20, 1974, in Yerington, Nev.

The family moved to Winnemucca, Nev., in June of 1988. He graduated from Albert M. Lowry High school in 1993. He worked for a few local companies before going to work at Newmont Mining where he worked for over 17 years. He also owned and operated the Winnemucca slot car store (Wildside Slotcar racing). Rick enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, 4-wheelers, motorcycles, arena trucks, stock cars and other various outdoor activities.

Rick is survived by his mother, Twila Howard, brother Kenneth Howard, Nephew Jessie Howard, Aunt Jeanne Howard and several other aunts and uncles, cousins Mike (Shawn) and Chantil Howard, Buffi and Kory Krug, Roberta Smith and John Ausmus, along with several other cousins. Rick had a warm, witty and fun personality and made friends very easy. He will be missed by many.

Viewing will be at the Albertson Funeral Home (47 W. 1st St., Winnemucca) Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at 1 p.m. A potluck memorial service will follow. Location will be announced at the viewing. Family and Friends are welcome.

The Humboldt Sun - November 28, 2012

MRS. ANNA G. HOWE - Submitted by Forrest Bert Heyne

She embarked on her final journey to spend eternity with our Lord as her loving family was at her side on Nov. 28,2012. She was 86 years old.

She worked as an appointed clerk of Lone Pine Judicial District for the state of California in 1954, which became Southern Inyo Judicial District in 1965. She was appointed Judge of Southern Inyo Judicial District in 1967 and retired in 1977. She worked as a clerk for the Department of Motor Vehicles in the state of Arizona from 1980-1990.

She is preceded in death by parents, Troy Clifton Taylor and Chloe Juanita Taylor; husbands Howard Clifton Denney, Richard O. Howe; grandsons, Troy Hoard Denney, Ty Clifton Denney and son Hoard Clifton Denney.

She is survived by: son Marvin James Denney and wife Judi of Laccy, Wash., daughter-in-law Maria Denney; grandchildren Tammi Rodriguez of Orovada, Nevada, Traci Pope of Ely, Nevada, Heidi Langer of Lacey Wash., Ramona Gomez of Sparks, Nevada, Gladus Tiner of Elko, Nevada, Maria Nunez of Phoenix, Ariz.; great grandchildren Troy Rodriguez, Janie Rodriguez, Tristan Syme. Lukas Denney, Noah Denney, Lillian Langcr.

Her reward after she retired and moved to Winnemucca, Nevada, was doing volunteer work as a "Pink Lady" for Harmony Manor from 1997-2008 and for two years of volunteer work in Yuma, Ariz. She also served for two years on the Senior Citizen Board.

Funeral services will be held at the United Methodist Church on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at 1 p.m. with graveside services to follow.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to United Methodist Church of Winnemucca, Humboldt Hospital Auxiliary or Senior Citizen Center, both of Winnemucca, Nevada.

The Humboldt Sun - January 26, 2009


Fontella Rose Huddleston was born April 4, 1946, in Babbitt, Nev. She lost her battle with cancer and passed away on Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, at her daughter's home in Meridian, Idaho.

Fon was the first of eight children from two families and spent much of her youth helping with her younger siblings from the Hannifan clan. She married young and had four children of her own. She had a great sense of humor and was loved and respected by all that knew her.

Fon lived for several years in Battle Mountain and Winnemucca where she worked in mining as a Lab Tech for Getchell Gold Corporation. Wood crafting and attending yard sales were among her passions. She was very wellknown throughout the area for her wood creations, and she had lots of friends among the local crafters and enjoyed meeting with them at the craft sales each year.

She is survived by her seven siblings: April Brogdon (Dan) of Reno; Ralph Loe Jr. (Bobbie) and Roberta Loe of Delta, Colo.; Tom Hannifan of Elko; Bill Hannifan of Grand Junction, Colo.; Nancy Flowers (Bob and Allison) of Winnernucca; Frank Hannifan (Yvonne) of Huron, S.D.; her four children: Pam Revnick (Craig), Jim Bridwell, Jr., and Kim Bridwell (Nate Wade) of Meridian, Idaho; and Becky Neville (Mark) of Twin Falls; Idaho; six grandchildren: Jeremy Mickelson, Amye Browne Amber, Jacob and Caitlyn Neville; and Elijah Bargo; and great-grandchildren: Ostyn Neville and Ayden Coates.

Fon was preceded in death by her father Ralph Loe, father Tom Hannifan and mother Alice Hannifan.

Funeral services were held in Meridian, Idaho, where family and close friends celebrated her life.

The Humboldt Sun - July 24, 2007


Richard Lee Humphries, 59 years old, passed away June 14, 2007, at Saint Aiphonsus Hospital in Boise, Idaho, with his loving family by his side.

He was born Jan. 9, 1948, in Wendell, Idaho, to Kenneth and Della Humphries. Rich belonged to the LDS church and was sealed to his mom, dad, sister and brother for time and all eternity in the Idaho Falls Temple in 1965. Rich began elementary school in Buhl, Idaho, and continued his education, graduating from Jerome High School with the class of 1966. Rich excelled in football and basketball. Rich’s many, many friends meant the world to him!

He helped his Grandpa Baxter on the family farm outside of Jerome. After graduation from high school he worked other farming and construction jobs. Throughout his life, Rich enjoyed fishing, bowling, gardening, playing with his dogs, going to the Oregon coast and his ultimate passion in life, carpentry. Rich and his first wife were married in 1966 and his only biological daughter, Teri, was born to this union. Rich’s role as a dad and grandpa was not limited to his loving daughter, Teri, but also his many stepchildren and grandchildren. Rich was also married to Janell Hanson (deceased) and loved her children very much.

Rich, known as “Big R” to his construction buddies, moved to Winnemucca in 1978, working construction for Ray Mills, and later for Mike Sheppard, whom he developed a close friendship that endures to this day. He met his current wife Linda the day after Christmas 1985. They began their journey of sobriety in April 1987, and were married Jan. 26, 1991, in Reno. Rich began working at Wal-Mart (where Linda later became employed) in Winnemucca in 1997. He held many positions at Wal-Mart and, for four to five years, you could see Rich during the holiday season as Santa Claus. Rich was also very community minded, determined to help out whenever and wherever needed, expecting absolutely nothing in return. Linda, Rich’s beloved, devoted, determined wife and angel here on earth, was by his side through the good times and the bad. She remembers on many occasions that Rich would say “the Big Guy” would take care of everything. Rich’s belief in this never wavered and was the foundation of the way he conducted his life.

Rich is survived by his loving wife, Linda, of Winnemucca; his sister Marsha Parks of Hansen, Idaho, brother, Cal Humphries of Corvallis, Ore.; daughter, Teri Reynolds (Bill) of Filer, Idaho; stepchildren, Sherry Kirk (Tony Bell) of Kuna, Idaho, Rick Kirk (Sandy) of Meridian, Idaho, and Suzanne Claudey (Jo Mobley) of Winnemucca; grandchildren, Cody, Chelsie, Richard, Tanner, Nikki, Alan, Justin, Amber, Genny, Daylan, Michael, Felicia, Danielle and Marrianna, all who loved their “Papa Rich” very, very much; brothers-in-law, John and Mike; sister-in-law, Roberta. Rich is also survived by his Uncle Kenny and Aunt Sharon of southern Utah, who were a tremendous influence in his life; and his good friend and stepfather, Virg Twitchell and family of Jerome, Idaho. Also surviving are his beloved canine companions, Dakota, Skittles, Buddy and Allie, at the family home in Winnemucca.

Rich’s family would like to thank all the doctors and medial staff at Saint Al’s for their diligent efforts trying to find the cause of his illness.

What a joyous reunion it must have been in heaven as he joined his mom and dad, Della and Kenneth, many other family members, and two of the greatest loves of Rich’s life, his beloved golden retrievers, Joshua and Sampson!

A celebration of life will be held at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, July 28, at Grass Valley Baptist Church, 4150 West Thomas Canyon Road, Winnemucca, NV 89445.

After the service please join us at Las Margaritas (in the banquet room), 47 E. Winnemucca Blvd., for cake, coffee and sharing memories about Rich. Hope to see you there.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to help Linda with overwhelming medical expenses at: Linda Humphries, 4385 Bonanza Circle, Winnemucca, NV 89445. Thank you so much.

Donations can also be made to Humboldt Volunteer Hospice at: P.0. Box 843, Winnemucca, NV 89446.

The Humboldt Sun - February 8, 2010


Logan Harvey Hunewill, better known to his family and close friends, as Logi Bear, died Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, at the age 13 at primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, from complications of pneumonia. Logan was born Nov. 23, 1996, in Reno to parents Loren Eugene (Hunewill and Tonya Lynae Wesan Phillips Hunewilt.

Logan lived his whole short life in Winnemucca, attending Zion Lutheran Church Preschool, Sonoma Heights Elementary School, and as a seventh grader was currently attending Winnimucca Junior High.

Logan loved everything about school. He loved music,, he played the tenor and soprano saxophones; anything about science, math and history intrigued him.

As a competitive child, Logan was in many sports. He played soccer in the fall, basketball in winter, bowling and baseball in winter-spring. His summers were spent skateboarding, family camp outs, bicycling, motorcycling, hanging out with friends and on family camp-outs doing his favorite.. fishing. Logan was in the Winnemucca Youth Basketball Association playing on the Buckeyes Team.

How do you explain the essence of Logan? He didn't just walk into a room, he happily skipped. He didn't just smile, his radiant smile made you smile. He was active and happy-go-lucky. Logan loved playing video games with his brother and sister. Instead of watching cartoons, he watched the history channel. Every night his father came home, he challenged him with a question about science or history. He was an encyclopedia of facts and tidbits. Family adventures in Yerington and Smith Valley and taking imaginative "Indiana Jones" quests with friends and family in Paradise Valley was a large part of Logan's Life.

Logan was preceded in death by his grandfather Harvey E. Hunewill and grandfather Jim Phillips (Gramps). He is survived by his parents Loren and Tonya Hunewill, brother Spencer Hunewill and sister Dallas Hunewill of Winnemucca; grandmother Phyllis M. Hunewill (Grandma Huney) of Smith Valley; greatgrandmother Monica McNeill (GG) of Fallen; grandmother Sandi Phillips (Nana) of Winnemucca; grandparents Gary and Beverly Wesson of Winnemucca; uncle Greg Hunewill, aunt Lynda Giorgi (Don) and cousin Kara Giorgi of Yerington; uncle Hal Phillips of Winnemucca; and Cody J. Phillips of Las Vegas; and numerous Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.

Services for Logan will be held at the East Hall Convention Center (Star) on Saturday, Feb. 6, at 1 p.m. A private interment will take place on Sunday at 11 a.m. in Paradise Valley.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to The Winnemucca Youth Basketball Association, 90 W. 4th St., Winnemucca, NV 89445 or HGH EMS Rescue Pediatrics Fund, Attn: Ambulance Corps., 118 E. Haskell St., Winnemucca, Nev. 89445 or a charity of your choice. The Lovelock Funeral Home will be handling the funeral arrangements.

The Humboldt Sun - November 5, 2009


Charlotte Ann Huseby, 70, of Winnemucca passed away Friday, Oct. 30, 2009, at Humboldt General Hospital. She was born on Oct. 10, 1939, in Belle Fourche, S.D., to Ralph and Mary Bowman LeLaCheur. She was raised in South Dakota and spent some time in Wyoming. She married Lee Huseby on Oct. 16, 1964, moving to Winnemucca in 1989 where she spent the remainder of her life. Charlotte was a member of the First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Enoch and Doyle; two sisters, Vi and Earlean; two brothers-in law and a sister-in-law. Charlotte is survived by her husband Lee Huseby; Lonnie Hanzlik (Judy) of New Castle, Wyo.; Monta
(Zeb) of Phoenix, Ariz.; Troy Huseby (Kelly) of Moab, Utah; Carol
(Rich) of Elko; eight grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, at the Albertson Funeral Home, 47 West 1st St. in Winnemucca. Burial will take place at a later date in Belle Fourche, S. D.

Following the memorial service there will be a potluck get together at 3330 Summerwind. Arrangements are under the direction of Albertson Funeral Home. Condolences to the family may be left at

The Humboldt Sun - August 13, 2009


Nancy Dawn Hutchings, 39, of Winnemucca, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009, at her home. She was born Aug. 12, 1969, in Grand Forks, British Columbia, Canada, to Elmer D. and Marie K. Beliveau.

She attended Perley Elementary School, Grand Forks Junior and Senior High Schools and Selkirk College where she received Long Term Care Aide training. She worked as a Long Term Care Aide for two years and as a wife and mother for 19 years.

Nancy was a wonderful person - a wife, mother, daughter, niece and friend. Nancy cared for everyone and was a very generous, loving, selfless person who always gave to others first. She was a great cook and enjoyed baking for others. She loved all animals, especially dogs, Nancy loved flowers and trees. She will be remembered with the fondest of memories by her family and everyone who knew her.

In Nancy's memory, please give to an animal cause, plant a tree or buy a needy person something to eat or do an act of kindness for someone. These are things that she always did.

Close friends and relatives are invited to stop by at the family home between 12:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. on her Birthday, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009.

Arrangements are under the direction of Albertson Funeral Home. Condolences to the family may be left at

The Humboldt Sun - May 15, 2008


Margie Hutchins, beloved mother, was born in Eagle Rock, Calif., May 28, 1918. She passed peacefully in her sleep at her home in Carmichael, Calif, April 10, 2008.

Margie attended Reno High School, where she played the drums in the Reno High School band, and the University of Nevada, where she majored in music. She loved music and played the violin, the piano and the drums.

At 20 years of age Margie and Lew Hutchins married and moved to Winnemucca shortly after World War II. She lived in Winnemucca with her husband Lew Hutchins, owner of Hutchins Motors, her daughter Linda and son Lew for many years. Margie was chief operator at the telephone company and later worked in the business office during the time when princess telephones came on the market. While in Winnemucca. she was active in the Literary Club, as well as a supporter of the PTA.

She moved to Sacramento, Calif, in 1967. While in Sacramento, she became active in the Sacramento Travel Club, where she served several years as secretary and later President. She was an avid rock hound and loved reading Nevada and California history.

While in her fifties, Margie accompanied her college geology class down the Colorado River on a rafting trip. Being the oldest member of the group, she was the only person who loved hiking at the end of the day.

Margie loved traveling. She visited Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, New Zealand, the Caribbean, Canada, Mexico and numerous national parks, and Hawaii four times. In the 1950s she drove from Winnemucca through all the northern states to the east coast, south to Florida, and back to Nevada through the southern states. Margie was still camping with her family at 82 years of age.

Margie leaves behind her son Lew Hutchins (Winnemucca), daughter Linda (Kauai), sister Myrta Gordon (Sacramento), niece Gail O'Neill (Fallen), niece Debbie Dwyer (New York), nephew Scott Gordon (Carmichael, Calif.) and numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.


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