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After a seven-year fight with breast cancer, God gracefully received Chris Carvolth on July 16. She passed away at her home surrounded by her family and her dearest friend. Christine was born on March 1, 1953 in Kane. Pa.

She had lived in Truckee for 16 years where she loved, and was loved by all who she came into contact with. Chris had many interests, but her biggest interest was helping others. While she spent seven years fighting cancer, you seldom saw anything but a beautiful smile on her face, nor did you ever hear anything other than positive, uplifting words from her mouth.

Chris was the loving wife of Grant Carvolth, devoted mother of Garrett and Mitchell Carvolth, loving aunt of Tammy Hooper and grandmother of Alex Huerta. She is also survived by her parents Frances “King” and Patricia O’Connell of Big Shanty, Pa., her sister Deborah Kilmer of Lantz Corner, Pa., sister Brenda Bauer of Etters, Pa., brother Matthew O’Connell of Lewis Run, Pa., mother-in-law, Virginia Durst, sister-in-law Linda Carvolth, brother-in-law Matt Carvolth and Joe, Carrie, Aaron and Hunter Carvolth.

Services will be held on Friday, July 21, 6 p.m. at the Sierra Bible Church. 11460 Brockway Road, Truckee, CA 96161. Friends are invited to the family home immediately following the service for a “Celebration of Chris’s life”.

In lieu of flowers, Chris wished for donations to be made to Tahoe Forest Hospice at P.O. Box 759, Truckee, CA 96160 or the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation at PO Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309.

Born May 1, 1917 in Angus, N.M., Annie Mae Hutchins passed away on July 15, in Sparks, Nev. She was a 45-year Truckee area resident. She was a member of the Truckee fireets and coffee clubs. She was a loving wife of the late William Bert Hutchins. They were married in May 1936 in Hot Springs, N.M. She is survived by four sons Leonard, Leon, Jim and John Hutchins; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild; one sister Eleanor Henley. She is preceded in death by her parents Ernest and Emma Henley, brothers Gene, Clayton, Gearld and Joe Henley. Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside service, Thursday, July 20, at 2 p.m. at Sierra Mountain Cemetery, Truckee. Arrangements in care of Truckee-Tahoe Mortuary, 587-4342.

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