For The Record: Obituaries
Flora WagnerFlora M. Wagner died Monday, Dec. 17 in Livermore, Calif. She was 86.A native of Fresno, she had previously lived at Donner Lake for 30 years. She was a retired cosmetologist and the owner of a beauty shop in Southern California for 30 years.She was a Golden Age Master of the American Contract Bridge League and she belonged to the Donner Lake Garden Club, among her many activities. She was also a talented artist working in needlepoint and petti point.She was preceded in death by her husband Nick Wagner in 1997, and by two sisters and two brothers.She is survived by three sons; Nick Wagner of Armenia, Jon Wagner of Livermore and Gary Wagner of Menlo Park.A memorial mass will take place today, Thursday, Dec. 27 at 3 p.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Livermore.Memorial donations can be made to the St. Charles Building Fund, 1315 Lomitas Ave., Livermore CA 94550.Arrangements were made by the Wilson Family Funeral Chapel of Livermore.Norine CromNorine Garvey Crom, 81, of Incline Village died Dec. 8 at her son’s home in Reno.She was born July 7, 1920 in Chicago, Illinois to the parents of Gladys and Hewitt Garvey. She went to St. Gabriel’s High School in New Rochelle where she earned a full scholarship to the College of Mount St. Vincent-on-Hudson in the Riverdale section of New York City. She was valedictorian and earned her degree in English. After college, Norine attended New York University Law School, received her law degree and passed the New York bar exam. She worked for Senator Condon in Labor Relations in Albany, NY. She joined the Straroliner Club, a social club in New York City, to which only people being a minimum of 6 feet tall could belong. There she met Jack Crom. They were married at the Church of the Sacred Heart on W. 51st Street, New York City, just off the theatre district on May 1, 1947.In 1962, Norine and husband Jack built their dream home overlooking Lake Tahoe at Incline Village. There they raised six children. Norine and Jack owned Crom Prestressing, Inc., a construction company which designed and built prestressed concrete water storage reservoirs. She was an active member in her church, St. Francis of Assisi in Incline Village. She also served as a member of Daughters of the American Revolution.Jack died in 1986. Norine is survived by two daughters, Judeth Crom and Suzanne Cooper Crom, and four sons: Joseph, Christopher, Sean and Michael Crom, as well as 13 grandchildren, and two brothers, William Garvey of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Michael Garvey of Maryland.Funeral masses were held at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church in Reno. Burial was at Mountain View Cemetery in Reno.Edwin Harold FosterEdwin H. Foster, 88, died Dec. 17 in Reno of congestive heart failure, just short of his 89th birthday. He had been a resident of Dutch Flat, Calif., for 24 years, moving there in 1977 after he retired.He was born on Dec. 19, 1912, in Modesto, Calif. to Robert and Birdie Foster. Edwin graduated from high school and later studied electrical technology. He moved to San Rafael, Calif. in the 1940s and lived there for 37 years.Edwin worked as an electrician from 1943 to 1957 and taught the electrical apprentice class at the College of Marin from 1954 to 1957. He worked as an inspector at the new construction at the University of California, Berkeley. He retired in 1971. He was in the U.S. Air Force for three years during World War II, and belonged to Clay Lodge No. 121, Free and Accepted Masons. He achieved the level of Master Mason in June 1951, and recently earned his 50-year pin and award. He received the Hiram Award for devoted service to the Masonic Lodge in 1985 and was master of his lodge.Edwin belonged to the Order of Eastern Star, Placer Chapter 49, Odd Fellows. Edwin also was a member of the Presbyterian Church.Edwin was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters, Coral Coffee; Lois Sarolli; Mildred Lane and Eleanor Hawkins; and one brother, Leroy. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Ellenora, of Reno; daughter and son-in-law Luanne and Buzz Mandeville of Olympic Valley; grandson Todd Mandeville of Tauresga, New Zealand and granddaughter Sonja Mandeville of Ketchum, Idaho.A service honoring his memory was held at Hooper Weaver Funeral Home in Nevada City, Calif. on Friday, Dec. 21, at 11 a.m. Funeral Director Joe Aguera is handling the burial arrangements through the Truckee-Tahoe Mortuary, at the Masonic Cemetery in Dutch Flat, Calif.Memorials may be made in his name to the charity of your choice.Dana “Dan” RoseDana “Dan” Rose, age 91, of Tahoe City died Dec. 16, 2001 at home of natural causes. He was born Dec. 13, 1910 in Oakland, Calif. to Emil and Margareta Petersen Rose. Dan was preceded in death by his son, Steve Rose in 1974. A retired fireman from the Oakland Fire Department, he moved to Tahoe 40 years ago where worked at Tahoe City Title Co. and then First American Title Co.Dan was a member of the Tahoe City Rotary, Truckee Masonic Lodge #200, F& A.M. and Kerak Shrine in Reno. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy.Dan is survived by his wife, Elrose Rose of Tahoe City; his sons, Greg Rose of Sonoma, Calif., Bob Kerrigan of New Orleans; his step-children, Lyn Louderback of Pine Grove, Calif., Jodi Louderback of Corralitos, Calif. and Ton Louderback of Danville, Calif.A memorial service will be held at a future date to be announced. There will be a private inurnment at the Masonic Memorial Gardens Crematory in Reno.Memorials may be sent to Tahoe Forest Hospice, P.O. Box 759, Truckee, CA; North Lake Tahoe Library, 740 N. Lake Tahoe Boulevard, Tahoe City, Ca 96145; and Kings Beach Library, 301 Secline, Kings Beach, CA 96143.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.CORRECTIONSThe Sierra Sun staff prides itself on accuracy. If you see an error, please call the Editor at (530) 587-6061 and a clarification will be run as soon as possible.
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