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Recent Stories in Obituaries

Dennis K. Sanchez

May 17, 2018 — Dennis K. Sanchez passed away April 18th, 2018 with his family by his side in Reno, Nevada. He loved his fishing at Stampede Reservoir since he was 5 years old and moved to Truckee permanently with his family in 1992. Dennis was a longtime resident

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Ronald “Ron” Sherman Haight

May 15, 2018 — January 24, 1941 ~ April 28, 2018 Ronald "Ron" Sherman Haight passed away on Saturday, April 28th, 2018 at the age of 77. Born on January 24, 1941 in Oakland, California, Ron grew up in Lafayette, California, spending his childhood summers at his family's home

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Kent Williams

May 10, 2018 — 1985 ~ 2018 Kent Williams, 32, of Philadelphia, PA, formerly of Roseville, CA, passed away on April 24, 2018. Born in Truckee, CA in December 1985, Kent graduated from North Tahoe High School and attended Expression College in Emeryville, CA. Kent was a computer whiz

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Roy Martin Morfett

May 8, 2018 — May 26, 1952 ~ October 29, 2017 Roy Martin Morfett passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at home on October 29, 2017. He was born May 26, 1952 in London, England and is survived by his wife of thirty years, Tracey, children, Taylor and Chloe, brothers

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Sherwood “Butch” Clair Hall

May 1, 2018 — May 27, 1942 ~ April 19, 2018 Butch was born to Sherwood Clarence and Florence Maree Hall on May 27, 1942 in San Mateo, Ca. Following his father's entrepreneur lifestyle, Butch's childhood included living in Kings Beach, Los Altos, then settling in Grass Valley where

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Bill Van Valkenburg

April 26, 2018 — May 26, 1943 ~ April 21, 2018 Bill had been in and out of hospitals for the last year. After a February trip to Mexico, it became more urgent and he struggled with simply walking up stairs. His heart finally gave out at about 5:30

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Eva Altintop Smith

April 25, 2018 — February 12, 1943 ~ April 22, 2018 Eva Altintop Smith quietly passed away April 22, 2018, after a six-year battle with cancer. Eva had recently celebrated her 75th birthday and was looking forward to celebrating her 50th wedding anniversary in July. Born February 12, 1943,

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Joseph Cyril Aguera

April 19, 2018 — 1958 – 2018 We will always remember his friendly smile, Joseph Cyril Aguera (Joe, Lil' Joe, Joey) transitioned peacefully at home on 4/17/2018 in Reno, NV at the age of 60. Joe is survived by his father, Joseph R. Aguera; children, Nathan Aguera, Austin Aguera,

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Nancy Vasquez

April 19, 2018 — VASQUEZ, Nancy Of Colfax, California, passed away on April 8, 2018 at the age of 65, she was a native of Oakland, California. Survived by her loving husband Paul, 2 sons; Randy and Michael (Jenni) and two grandchildren; Ethan and Noah. Nancy worked for the

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Alexander Kinghorn Turner Jr.

April 17, 2018 — April 17, 1937 ~ April 9, 2018 Alexander Kinghorn Turner Jr. took God's hand on April 9, 2018 at 80 years young. Born to Agnes and Alexander in San Francisco, CA on April 17, 1937. He served in the Air Force as an avionics weapons

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Keith Richard Gavin

April 10, 2018 — On Monday, April 2nd, 2018, Keith Richard Gavin, son, brother, grandson,father and friend, passed away peacefully while working on his truck. Keith was very hard working, passionate and gave his all in everything he did. At a very young age Keith watched his father and

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Murphy “Snaggle Tooth”

April 9, 2018 — November 26, 2006 – April 7, 2018 Murphy aka Snaggle Tooth was a fourth generation Squaw Valley avalanche rescue dog. The lineage started with dog Elliot whose handler was Jimmy King, then continued with Aiko handler Gael Williams, Rasco handler Will Paden, Murphy handler Eric

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Linda Lee Alvarez

April 5, 2018 — Linda Lee Alvarez, 71, of Susanville, California, began her journey home on March 11, 2018 at Renown Hospital in Reno, California. She was born on December 2, 1946 in Susanville, California to Leroy Joseph Alvarez and Phyllis Marie Alvarez. She was married three times during

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Michael John Tyler

April 5, 2018 — December 8, 1946 ~ November 4, 2017 Michael John Tyler, 71 of Carson City passed peacefully in his sleep at home, Nov 4, 2017. Mike grew up in So San Francisco where he attended El Camino High. In the fall of 1986, he married the

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Patrick David Plumb

April 4, 2018 — December 19, 1955 – March 28, 2018 Patrick Plumb passed into eternal life on March 28, 2018 in his home after a long battle with multi-system atrophy at the age of 62. He was preceded in death by his parents Paul Sidney & Mary Ruth

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Alyssa “Aly” Kendall

April 3, 2018 — Alyssa "Aly" Kendall, 49, died peacefully on March 28th surrounded by close family and friends. Aly endeared herself to medical communities near and far, having been treated for cancer over the last 10 years at UVA, Moore Cancer Center in San Diego, UC Davis, as

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Jim Greenwood

March 28, 2018 — May 22, 1954 – March 13, 2018 Jim Greenwood passed away in the early morning dawn of March 13th, 2018.Born James Gregory Greenwood on May 22, 1954 in Inglewood, California to James R. and Betty Jean Greenwood, he had one brother, Robert Vincent who predeceased

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Gregory Edward Powell

March 23, 2018 — March 11 1984 – March 3, 2018 Greg was born in Los Gatos, CA to Gary and Cheryll Powell. His first years were spent in Campbell CA, and the family moved to Truckee when he was 7 years old. He attended Truckee schools until his

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Alma M. Franklin

March 19, 2018 — Long-time Carson City, Nevada resident, Alma M. Franklin, passed peacefully early in the morning, March 3, at Atria Senior Living, Grass Valley, CA. Alma was born July 7, 1918, to Francisco and Maria Canonica on their family farm in Genoa, Nevada, where she spent her

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Sofia Rodriguez Diaz

March 13, 2018 — Sofia Rodriguez Diaz died peacefully in her home on March 7, 2018 at the age of 82. She was born in Durango, Mexico and was a Kings Beach resident since 1965. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 54 years, Jose Aurelio

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