Barbara Ann Osterman

Barbara Ann Osterman

It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Barbara Ann Osterman on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, at the age of 67. Barbara was carried home by the angel on this day surrounded by those who loved her.

Barbara was born on Feb. 25, 1950, to Howard and Phyllis Hampton in Hawthorne. Barbara attended Mineral County High School graduating in 1968. In 1969, Barbara married Jerry Osterman, in a small town she fondly called home, Hawthorne. Barbara raised two amazing children. In 1984 the family moved to Herlong, Calif. where Barbara was employed by Sierra Army Depot. She later retired and made her home in Reno. She lived her life through the eyes of those around her, celebrating her children’s accomplishments and finding joy watching her grandchildren grow into young adults.

Barbara will be forever remembered by her husband, Jerry Osterman of Reno, her son Michael Osterman and his wife Laura Osterman of Fernley and her daughter, Michelle Osterman of Seaside, Ore. Barbara’s siblings: John Hampton of Spring, Texas, Larry Hampton of Atlanta, Ga. and Kathy Chidester of Hawthorne. Barbara will be forever remembered as the most loving grandmother to Kyle Bartram, Kevin Bartram, Emma Osterman and Noah Osterman and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Montie R. Mortenson

Montie R. Mortenson of Hawthorne passed on Sunday morning on Nov. 12.

Montie leaves behind a son, Francis (Mary) of Hawthorne and daughter, Betty Lou (Lloyd) Cox of Winfield, Kan. As well as two brothers, Dwight and Dwayne of Newton, Iowa. Montie also leaves 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and 21 great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma; parents, Russel and Mary; three brothers and two grandsons.

Montie was born in Kellogg, Iowa in 1919. He lived in Iowa, Illinois, Georgia, Arizona and in Hawthorne, Nevada for the past five years with his son.

Montie has been retired for 36 years and was a member of the Electrical Union for more than 60 years working all over the Midwest.

Services will be held later in Iowa.