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For the record: Births, Deaths and More


Felicia Banks

Felicia Lomax-Valentine-Banks died Friday, May 4 at Washoe Medical Center in Reno.

A resident of Truckee for 40 years, she was born in Portsmouth, N.H., and owned the Richfield Gas Station in the ’60s and ’70s. She also had worked for the Alpine Village Motel, and owned High Sierra Crystals for the past 13 years.

Banks was a member of the Truckee Lionesses, Truckee Firettes and High Sierra Tinkerbells, and a 12-year member of AA.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her first two husbands, Charles Lomax and Bill Valentine.

She is also survived by her husband Richard Banks of Truckee; daughters Deborah Staydohar of Truckee and Linda Rigli of La Salle, Colo., sister Marge Stallcop of Redwood City, Calif., half-sister Donna Stewart of North Yarmouth, Maine; half-brother Rusty Allen of Wilingham, Vt., two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 10 at 11 a.m. at Sierra Bible Church, 11460 Brockway Road. Interment will follow at Sierra Mountain Cemetery.

Services are being arranged by Truckee-Tahoe Mortuary.

Obituary information is typically submitted to us by the funeral home. If you wish to submit an obituary yourself, call (530) 587-6061 for details.


Tahoe Forest Hospital

Prisco, Anthony and Marjory, of Truckee, on April 17, a girl, Elena Elizabeth.

Estabrook, Jason and Rebecca, of Truckee, on April 25, a boy, Tyler Gabriel.

Sanchez, Luis and Apolinar, Yolanda, of Truckee, on April 25, a boy, Axel.

Bellon, Jerry and Colleen, of Truckee, on April 25, a boy, Marcus Todd.

Silva, Pablo and Jody, of Truckee, on April 27, a boy, Pablo Joshua.

Resendiz, Jaime and Lopez, Angelica, of Kings Beach, on April 29, a boy, Ricky Andres.

Birth information for Tahoe Forest Hospital is submitted to us by the hospital. If a local baby is born in another area hospital, please call us at (530) 587-6061 to learn how to submit birth information.


To submit wedding/engagement announcements, please send them Attn. Amanda Butler, Sierra Sun, P.O. Box 3973, Truckee CA 96160. Announcements must be 100 words or less. Pictures are welcome; please enclose a SASE to ensure their return.


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