BAKER — Longtime Nevada environmental activist Jo Anne Garrett of Baker has died at the age of 88.
Garrett was a vocal opponent of the Yucca Mountain nuclear disposal site in Southern Nevada and Las Vegas’ plan to import water from rural Nevada. She also was a founder of the environmental group Citizen Alert and one of the original opponents of the MX missile system that was once proposed to cover much of eastern Nevada.
Friend Bob Fulkerson of the Progressive Leadership Alliance Nevada says Garrett was found dead Monday near her home at the main entrance to Great Basin National Park.
She was reported missing on Oct. 11, a day after she reportedly went for a walk. Searchers combed the area, and it took several days before her body was found in a wooded area.
Her body was taken to the Clark County Coroner’s Office for an autopsy to pinpoint the cause of death.
A celebration of life is scheduled for Oct. 26 in Baker.