Barbara Ann Pellett Stone took her first steps with Jesus on the night of May 25, 2018. She was at home surrounded by her family and felt their love for her as she sailed away to eternity. Barbara was born in Winnemucca on July 3, 1936; she lived most of her 81 years in the Nevada desert. She graduated from Mineral Country High School in Hawthorne in 1955 and promptly moved into Reno. She was the daughter and wife of hard rock miners and she loved the desert and all its beauty. One of the things she was most proud of was that her great grandchildren were 4th generation Nevadans.
Barbara had a great sense of humor an even bigger sense of family and she loved adventure. As a single mom for most of her families growing up years she was determined that her kids would get the best education available, she worked tirelessly to that end, at times working multiple jobs at once to see to it that they had the best chance in this life. She was able to travel a bit with trips to Italy, Hawaii and much of the United States. She treasured family affairs more than anything, watching all her kids at play gave her indescribable joy.
She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and The Colonial Dames and enjoyed attending regular meeting and events. She was also active in local politics and belonged to the Women of Washoe and Nevada Democratic Party.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard E. Stone; parents: Ira F Pellett, Margaret/ Peggy (McKenzie) Pellett; her three older brothers: Thomas/Tom, Lawrence/Jerry and Richard/Rip and her niece: Richalene. She is survived by her daughters: Lori Ann and Kelli Lynn; sons: Ira, Rolan (Marci) John Stone all of Reno; grandchildren: Jenara (Brian) Clary, Rebecca (Kevin) Fromherz, Travis Stone, Rhett (Lynn) Jones, Mason and Johanna Stone; great grandchildren: Tyra and Isabella Clary, Nathan and Ansel Fromherz; sisters: Dixie Bess and Osa Fae Pellett and the nieces and nephews that she cherished: Tom, Jerry, Mike Pellett, Traci White, Pat, Robert Pellett, Lisa Huston, Vivian Renfro, Kathy Pellett, Margaret Aranguena, Richard Pellett, Connie Pellett and Jodi Hadel.
There will be a Celebration of Life on Sept. 8 at The Events Center, 600 W. 2nd Street, Reno at 2:00 in the afternoon. Please come and share your best Barbara stories.