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For The Record: Obituaries

Staff reports

Bryon Stribley

Bryon Edward Stribley died of cancer on Monday, Jan. 21, in Truckee. He was 33.

Stribley, a carpenter and native of Omaha, Neb., was born on June 13, 1968. He had been a resident of Truckee since 1988.

Bryon is survived by his parents Judy and Ed Stribley, of Omaha, Neb.; his grandmother Margaret Lindsay of Sioux City, Iowa; aunts and uncles Paco and Carol Lindsay of Truckee; Jan and Steve Hartz of Miami, Fla.; Steve and Vicki Stribley and cousins Randy, David and Daniel of Bellevue, Neb. and Gordon and Marsha Stribley of Omaha, Neb.; and great uncle Gordon Meyers of Kingsley, Iowa.

Bryon is also survived by many friends including Alicia Labia, Bruce Condon, Tom DeRyke and Dennis and Craig Phillips.

A memorial gathering will be held tonight, Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Past Time Club in Truckee, beginning at 8:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Tahoe Forest Hospice, P.O. Box 759, Truckee, CA 96160.

Bill Heafey

On Wednesday, Jan. 16, former Nevada County Sheriff Bill Heafey died at his Nevada City home of lung cancer. He was 66.

He oversaw big change during his 11-year tenure, from spearheading construction of Wayne Brown Correctional Facility to starting a narcotics division in his department to revamping its communications system.

Capt. Gary Jacobson, a longtime co-worker, said the Sheriff’s Office was somber Thursday.

“He hired a lot of the people here, and there’s a great sense of loss,” he said.

Jacobson’s job frequently took him to Truckee, and Heafey would tell the captain to give various people a hello.

“People would be impressed that he remembered them,” Jacobson said.

Several people made the trip from Truckee in Heafey’s final weeks to visit him.

Heafey started in law enforcement with the Alameda County Probation Department.

He moved to Nevada County in 1968 to become chief probation officer. In 1982 he was elected sheriff, succeeding the retiring Wayne Brown, a longtime friend who died last year.

Heafey is survived by his wife, Kay, four children and four grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Wednesday.

-Doug Mattson

Daniel Collins

Daniel Francis Collins passed away in Carson City at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center on Sunday, Jan. 20. He was 70.

Collins, who was born March 8, 1931 in Lewiston, Maine, spent much of his life in Truckee before moving to Carson City two years ago.

This retired Lockheed Martin employee, was served in the Air Force in the Korean War. He was also an active member of the Catholic Church.

Collins is survived by his wife of 48 years, Joyce Collins, and four children: daughters Debra Tataz (Cory) of San Diego and Janet Collins of Truckee; and sons Robert Collins (Kathy) of Phoenix, Ariz., and Ronald Collins (Vicki) of Floriston, Calif.

He is also survived by seven grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 24 at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Community in Carson City, Nev.

Memorials are being established with the American Heart Association.

Reno Memorial Funeral Services are in charge of the arrangements.

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