After battling various health issues, Rachel Tracy went home to be with Jesus on Aug. 3, 2016 at Northern Nevada Medical Center in Sparks.
She was born in Burnt Prairie, Ill. on Dec. 2, 1934 to Howard and Ola Mae Funkhouser. She lived in Carmi, Ill. She and her siblings spent their summers in Evansville, Ind. with their grandmother where they enjoyed Gramma’s good cooking.
After relocating to various cities, Rachel moved to Hawthorne in 1959. She worked as a waitress at the Home Café where she met Robert Tracy.
They eventually married and raised six children. Rachel also worked as a waitress at the El Capitan and The Monarch. With her sense of humor and outgoing personality she served her customers well.
Rachel liked to go on walks, read and play rummy. She also liked to watch mysteries, Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. She was also an avid listener of Pilgrim Radio.
She accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior when she was in her fifties and was a member of Oasis Assembly of God Church.
She moved to Fallon in 2000 and lived there until her passing.
She was preceded in death by husband, Robert Tracy and sons Robert and Richard Baker.
She is survived by her brother Bill Funkhouser; twin sister Kay Horseman; sister Carol Hattrup; daughters Marsha (Dan) Gibson, Sondra Longbrake, Robin (Orlando) Martinez, Shannon (Dick) Wadsworth; stepson Pat (Jackie) Tracy and step daughter Karen Purrell along with grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 20 at 11 a.m. at First Southern Baptist Church with fellowship meal to follow.
Inurnment will be on a later date.
Shane Douglas Short Smith
Shane Douglas Short Smith passed peacefully from this earth on Aug. 2, 2016 at his home. He was born on Aug. 7, 1983 in Canon City, Colo. to Myles and Diane (Smith) Short. He attended schools in Canon City, Colo. and Salida, Colo.
He married Elizabeth Marie Strobridge on April 20, 2005 in Pueblo, Colo. She survives as does children Autumn (age 13), Melissa (age11), Timmy (age 9) and Stormy (age 3). He is also survived by his mother Diane Smith, of Hawthorne; grandparents, George (Lucille) Smith of Hawthorne and Rosalie Smith of Hawthorne and half sister, Misti Short-Lawson. Also, surviving are aunts: Debbie Allen (Canon City, Colo.) and Marcia (Jimmie) Brooks (Gilbert, Ariz.); uncle, Jerry Smith (Silverthorne, Colo.). Numerous great aunts and uncles also survive throughout Nevada and Colorado. He is also survived by many cousins and close friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Myles Short, in September of 2015.
A memorial service is planned for Sept. 9 at 4 p.m. at the First Southern Baptist Church in Hawthorne.