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Judith “Judy” Barker Jensen

January 17, 2019 — Judith "Judy" Barker Jensen, 51, of Truckee, CA, passed away on January 13, 2019, after a 2 year battle with cancer. Judy was born in Hammond, IN, to John G. and Carol Barker, and married David F. Jensen on May 1, 2010. She earned a

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Oscar Deen

January 16, 2019 — Oscar Deen passed away January 6,2019 in Carson City, Nevada. He was the kind of man who every girl and boy want their father to be. He worked hard and loved his wife of 73 years so much that he outlived her so she wouldn't

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Mary Hart Law Harrington

January 14, 2019 — b. December 30, 1925 d. January 4, 2019 Mary Hart Law Harrington passed away peacefully in her home on January 4, 2019. Born in Austin, Texas to Robert Adger Law and Elizabeth Mortimer Manigault, she was always a Southern girl at heart. She joined her

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William Edward Cadjew “Billy”

January 11, 2019 — Billy Cadjew, 78, of Truckee, CA, passed away peacefully at his home in Sparks, NV, on November 28, 2018 after a long, well fought battle with heart and lung issues. He fought death like he lived his life with great strength, tenacity and pride. Billy

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Alois B. Kuttel

January 9, 2019 — November 28, 1943 – December 17, 2018 Alois (Louie) passed away at his home in Truckee on December 17th at the age of 75. He was born in Küssnacht, Switzerland, the youngest of nine children. He was a hard worker who always loved a good

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Lance (Lisa) Corbin Hackley

January 8, 2019 — 1950 ~ 2018 Lance (Lisa) Corbin Hackley passed away December 19, 2018 after a sudden illness. He is survived by his brother Scott Hackley of Truckee, Scott's wife Katrina Veit and their daughter Emily Hackley; and cousin Julie Merkt and family of Pinole. He was

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Margaret Mary (Marge) Sylvester (Haughey)

January 8, 2019 — 1949 ~ 2018 Margaret Mary (Marge) Sylvester (Haughey) passed away peacefully at her home in Honolulu, Hawaii on December 4, 2018. Marge, 94, celebrated her 66th wedding anniversary to her beloved husband, Manuel Reginald (Manny) Sylvester on November 29th. Marge was born in National Park,

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Kate Miles

January 4, 2019 — Kate Miles – March 26, 1920 – December 20, 2018. Kate was born in Billings, Montana, and moved with her family to Santa Ana, California, in 1922. She graduated from high school at 16 and attended San Jose State where she received her teaching credential.

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Matthew I. Stein

January 3, 2019 — Matthew Stein, aged 62, of Truckee, CA died suddenly on December 19th while rock climbing. He was on the rock, leading, when he announced "I think I'm going to faint." He went limp, and was lowered down to the ground by his climbing partner. In

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James Raymond O’Brien

December 20, 2018 — 1936 ~ 2018 James Raymond O'Brien was born November 9th, 1936 to Raymond and Mary O'Brien in Chicago, Illinois. He attended Serra High School in San Mateo, and onto become a Santa Clara Bronco playing Baseball, ROTC, and radio personality. He graduated with an English

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Myrtle Alice Carnell

December 18, 2018 — Myrtle, "Myrt" Carnell died unexpectedly from a heart attack at the age 85, on Saturday December 8, 2018 in the State of Washington. Her beloved husband Howard Carnell, and their three children survive her. Michelle Petrick and her husband Tim Petrick, Howard Carnell Jr., and

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William Edward Deatsch

December 12, 2018 — February 7, 1936 – December 10, 2018 William (Bill) Deatsch, 82 years old, passed away peacefully in his home in Truckee with his family by his side on December 10, 2018. He was born in Iowa where he grew up with eight brothers and sisters

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Alice Anna Clayton Lahl

December 12, 2018 — March 19, 1928 ~ November 22, 2018 Born March 19, 1928 in San Francisco, passed away November 22, 2018. Preceded in death by her parents William and Emily Clayton, and her husband Edgar Lahl. Alice is survived by her brother Arthur Clayton (Nancy), her cousin

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Sam Azzara

December 5, 2018 — April 17, 1934 ~ November 26, 2018 Sam Azzara, 84, passed peacefully in his home on November 26, 2018 with his wife and daughters at his side. He was born in Dobbs Ferry, NY on April 17, 1934 to Alberto and Vita Azzara. He grew

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Gregory Disotell

December 4, 2018 — January 13, 1957 ~ November 5, 2018 Gregory Disotell, harp player extraordinaire, passed away on November 5th 2018, in the home he loved, in the arms of his loving wife Cindy (Morrissey). Greg was a long time resident of Tahoe City and Truckee. In lieu

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Dave Conopask

December 4, 2018 — Dave Conopask, 61, owner of Truckee Mountain Landscaping, passed away from brain cancer on December 1, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Joy; his sister, Blue August (Roy); and his brothers, Peter (Karin) and Jeff (Jackie). He enjoyed visits from his childhood friend, Bill

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Patricia Mae Wurst

November 30, 2018 — March 8, 1930 ~ November 17, 2018 Patricia Mae (VanDuzer) Wurst passed away peacefully in Auburn, CA on November 17, 2018. Patricia was born March 8, 1930 in Long Beach, CA to parents Louis and Rosebud Van Duzer. She grew up in Alton, CA with

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Daniel “Matthew” Mangus Life Story

November 7, 2018 — Matthew was born on September 30, 1982, in the City of Orange, CA. He passed away on Halloween, October 31, 2018, in Cypress, TX. Halloween was his favorite holiday. He was called by many names, Flat, Matto, Mister Mangus and Son. He was born to

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Ray Charles Craig

October 24, 2018 — Sadly, and all too soon, Ray Charles Craig, of Truckee, California died on Sunday, October 21, 2018. He will be sorely missed by Becky Craig, his wife of 48 years, his son Michael and wife Adrian, his daughter Heather and husband Moki, his daughter Cheri

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Michael Garrett Dunsford

October 23, 2018 — 1940-2018 Michael Dunsford, 78 years old, residing in St. Helena, Ca., died September 28, 2018. The cause of death was pneumonia complicated by heart disease. Mike, as he was known to most, was also affectionately called "Howdy" by his Tahoe friends and "Grumpy" by his

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