Besio, Eva Gloria
Eva Gloria Besio passed away on Monday, Aug. 21, 2006. She was 86 years old. Eva was born in Floriston on July 10, 1920 to Giovanni Moro and Enrica Scaramella Moro. The family bought the Star Hotel in the mid 1920s and ran it for decades. Eva attended Truckee schools, graduating from Meadow Lake Union High School in 1938. She married the love of her life, Angelo Christopher Besio, in 1941.-
After World War II and the birth of two sons, they opened Besio’s Apparel, which became a Truckee tradition for 34 years. The Besios were outdoor people who loved to hike and fish. They became very adept at discovering arrowheads during their ventures out into the nature of the Sierra landscape, a passion that was to endure a lifetime.-
Eva was a fabulous wife, mother and ardent supporter of the community.- She will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by Angelo, her husband of 57 years, as well as by her sisters Rosie Del Ponte and Mary Giovannoni. She leaves two sons and daughters-in-law and their families:- Steve and Sharon Besio of Clearwater, Florida, and John and Cathy Besio of Truckee, as well as six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
There will be a service to celebrate Eva’s life on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2006 at 11 a.m. at Truckee Tahoe Mortuary, 10126 Church Street in Truckee. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hospice of Truckee, PO box 759, Truckee, CA 96160.