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Gerbi, Brandy

Brandy Gerbi passed away at her home April 14, after a short battle with an aggressive cancer. She is survived by her husband, Don Gerbi, Don’s children Kristyn and Brian, her mother Ruth Emly, brother, Doug, and sister, Paula. Also, many cousins, nieces, nephews, family members, friends and her dog, Sierra. Don and Brandy were married on April 26, 1997 and moved to Truckee full-time in 1999 to enjoy the mountains.

Brandy graduated from UCLA with a degree in psychology, and worked in the software field for more than 25 years at various companies. The latest being SBC, from which she recently retired. Brandy was a kind, gentle, loving person who touched everyone in her life. Brandy was multi-talented and loved animals. Brandy enjoyed her horse, Rocky, for more than 25 years. Brandy loved music, and would sing at the drop of a note. She was responsible for starting the Mountain Belles, a woman’s singing group in Truckee. She also participated in the Truckee Community Chorus. Brandy will be greatly missed by all who knew her, but never forgotten by the many people whose lives she touched.

Memorial services are scheduled at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 22 at Truckee-Tahoe Mortuary, 10126 Church St. in Truckee. Flowers may be sent to the mortuary or donations may be made to Tahoe Forest Hospice, PO Box 759, Truckee, CA 96160. A musical celebration of Brandy’s life is planned for Sunday, June 20th, which would have been her birthday.

The celebration will be held at 11 a.m., North Tahoe Conference Center, Lake View Room, 8318 N. Lake Blvd. in Kings Beach.

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