Shirley G. Walker
May 29, 1931 – February 7, 2018
Shirley G. Walker, age 86, passed away peacefully on Feb. 7 in Fernley, Nev. She was born May 29, 1931 and was a long time resident of Fallon.
Shirley had also lived in the Empire/Gerlach area where she was appointed Postmaster of Empire by President Eisenhower, where she served for six years. She was also active in the PTA and National Republican Womens Club.
She later moved to Gabbs, Nev. in 1964, where she worked at the Gabbs School for 21 years, initially as the school librarian and a substitute teacher. She then took the position of school secretary.
She was elected as city councilwoman, she remained a strong member of the PTA and the National Republican Women’s Club. She was chairman of the Nye County Regional Road and Transportation Committee. She also worked to raise money as a member of the American Cancer Society.
Later, in 1986, she moved to Fallon, where she served as Executive Director of Churchill County Economic Development Authority until her retirement in 2006. She was vice chairman of the Churchill County Planning Commission and a member of the Lahontan Valley Environmental Alliance. She was a member of the rural Strategic Planning Team with Nevada Commission on Economic Development. She was a member of Land Evaluation and Site Assessment Group (LESA). She was president of the Fallon Chapter of the US Navy League. She remained a strong member of the National Republican Women’s Club and the greater Fallon Area Chamber of Commerce.
A highlight of her career was being invited to Ronald Reagan’s Inaugural Ceremony/Ball.
Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Walker in 2016 and her daughter, Desiree Walker in 1979.
She is survived by her daughters: Sheryl (Rodney) Wakefield of Gabbs and Debra (David) Currier of Reno; her grandchildren: Alysha Carpenter, Robert Currier (Wendy) and Alan Wakefield (Hailey); her great grandchildren: Hagan Carpenter, Landon Wakefield, Abigail Wakefield, Desiree Currier and Easton Currier.
Graveside funeral services were held on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at the Churchill Public Cemetery in Fallon under the direction of Smith Family Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Churchill County Museum, 1050 S. Maine St. Fallon, NV 89406 or the charity of one’s choice.
Dec. 18, 1928 – Feb. 10, 2018
Carol Shull of Fallon passed from this world on Feb. 10, 2018. She is in the loving arms of our Lord and multiple family members and her beloved husband, Farrell O. Shull, who all predeceased her.
She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah to Alton and Myrtle Priscilla and was the fourth of five children.
In her early years while married to her first husband, Aron Baer, she lived in Murray, Utah; Hawthorne; Las Vegas; Green River and Rock Springs, Wyo. They finally settled in Sparks in 1959, where she worked as a Keno Writer for the Nevada Club and Harold’s Club.
She met and married her second husband, Farrell Shull in 1975 and in 1980 they ventured to Indianola, Utah where they had a little farm. In 1995, they moved to Fallon and enjoyed their home, garden, yard and acquired many friends. Carol continued to live there after Farrell passed, until just a few months ago. They loved to travel throughout the U.S.; enjoyed hunting and fishing, bowling, but mostly they cherished spending time with family and grandchildren.
She is survived by daughter: Sharon Stoneman (Rick) of Reno; son: Ted Baer (Tammy) of Sun Valley; step-daughter: Janis Baer Olsen (John) of Sparks; step-son: Jerry Baer (Paula) of Reno; step-daughter: Sherry Nelson (Glen) of Newark, Calif.; grandsons: Jeff Coppa, Sutter Creek, Calif.; Scott Coppa, Reno; Chris Teglia (Tehah), Elk Grove, Calif.; grand-daughters: Annie Vasquez McDermott (Mike), Orland, Calif.; Tammy Teglia, Antelope, Calif. and multiple great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Carol was an active member of the LDS Church in Fallon and developed many, many wonderful friendships.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, Feb. 23 at 1 p.m. at the LDS Church, 750 West Richards St., Fallon, NV 89406
Shelly Landa, age 54 passed away on Feb. 4 in Hawthorne.
She was born on March 17, 1964 in Hawthorne and had made the town her home, one and off her whole life.
She was a Mineral County High School alumnus, graduating in 1982 and had worked as a waitress at the El Capitan.
She was known for her smile; laugh; heart of gold; compassion and a counselor of rehab. Shelly loved animals; music; outdoors; family and gardening, even though she didn’t have a “green thumb”.
She is survived by her daughter: Kristi Achura of Reno; granddaughter: Serenity Achura; grandson: Raine Prentice (Reno) and brother: Paul Caphon.
A celebration of Shelly’s life will be held at the home of Tom Watkins (824 D Street in Hawthorne) on March 17 at 2 p.m.
Wayne A. Jackson
June 19, 1931 – Jan. 16, 2018
Husband to Ara (Willis) Jackson, (deceased); husband to Patricia Parsons Jackson; father to Gregory (Terri), David (Sheryl), Wayne and Lora (Joe) Gomes. Grandfather to 13. Great grandfather to 14. Uncle to numerous nieces and nephews and a wonderful friend.
A memorial will be held on Feb. 24 at 1 p.m. at the Fallon Elks Lodge.
Frances Marilyn Bowen Atkinson
Frances Marilyn Bowen Atkinson, age 80, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 6 in St. George, Utah.
Marilyn was a long time resident of Hawthorne. She owned and operated the H & R Block tax office there for over 30 years. She also served for several years with the Soroptimist Club and was on the board of directors for the Financial Horizons Credit Union.
Marilyn was born in Ruth, Nevada on July 9, 1937 to Ralph and Lyn Bowen. She had one sister, Jean, who died in 1994. Marilyn was married to Corydon Woodstock in 1955, with whom she had five children: Jon (Amy) of St. George, Utah; Cory, a war veteran from Apache Junction, Ariz.; Mary (Michael) of Duncanville, Texas; Terri (Wes) of Hawthorne and Sherri of Centralia, Wash. She adored her 14 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Her great-granddaughter, Kimball Wastlund, was especially cherished because she spent so much time with her during the last year of her life.
In 1975 she married Warren Atkinson in Mesa, Ariz. For many years they enjoyed square dancing together and even won a gold medal at the Word Senior Games. Warren is still a resident of Hawthorne.
Marilyn was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A memorial service will be held at the Hawthorne LDS church on Saturday, March 3 at 10 a.m. The family will be available to visit with from 9-9:45 am. Marilyn will be laid to rest at the Preston, Nevada cemetery with her parents, grandparents and many other family members. The family appreciates the services of Dixie Hospice, Beehive Homes and the St. George Rehab Center.