Yolande Marie Anderson

Yolande Marie Anderson

Yolande Marie Anderson

Yolande Marie Anderson (94) a longtime resident of Hawthorne, passed from this earth on July 29, 2016 in Fernley Nev.

Yolande “Bunny” was born on Dec. 14, 1921 in Delta Colo. to Boyde and Cora Coffee.

On Sept. 7, 1943 Bunny married Donald Morris Anderson in Parker Dam, Calif. After World War II they moved to Nevada where they spent the majority of their lives in small Nevada towns of Gabbs, Luning and Hawthorne. Together in their 51 years of marriage, they raised three children. Bunny enjoyed her arts and craft:, be it sewing, crocheting, knitting or ceramics. Family and friends have been gifted with at least one of her creative works. She enjoyed visiting with friends and playing poker. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and such served as Worthy Matron of both Paradise (Gabbs) and Mt. Grant (Hawthorne) Chapters.

Family gatherings were always fun. At any meal, Donald was always seated one end of the table, Bunny at the other with the family in between and almost always ended with Bunny’s famous apple dumplings.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Anderson and grand daughter, Kelly Buffington Warden. She is survived by daughter, Donna (George) Buffington of Colorado; daughter, Shirley (Randy) Williams (Reno); daughter Carol (Don) Drawver (Fernley); grandchildren: Don Buffington; Laura Gingerich; Scott Williams; Andrea Zanetti-Tucker; Rhonda Wendlandt-Hansen and eight great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

She will be greatly missed from our lives but will always be in our hearts and memories. A celebration of life will be held on Sept. 3 at 11 p.m. at the Elks Lodge in Hawthorne.

William Matthew Getz

William (Bill) Matthew Getz, age 82, died at home on Friday, Aug. 19. A full obituary will follow in a future edition of the Independent-News.

Lyle Williams

Lyle Williams, age 60 died on Aug. 17, 2016 at his residence in Schurz, NV. He was born Sept. 20, 1955 to Louis and Helen Williams in Schurz. He was an all-round handyman, cowboy and farmer at their family ranch.

He is survived by his, son: Kyle Williams; daughters: Cassandra Sosa and Katrina Williams; step-daughter Crystal Brown; lifelong partner: Velma Brown; five granddaughters; sisters: Sharon and Loni Williams, Claudia Nez, Betty Flin, and brothers: Woody and Fritz Smokey along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation at 10 a.m. and funeral services at 11 a.m. will be held on Aug. 26, 2016 at the Schurz Tribal Gymnasium, with burial following at the Schurz Indian Cemetery.