Obituary: Wilma Muriel Fawcett

A funeral for Wilma Muriel Fawcett, 76, of Yerington will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 600 N. Oregon St., Yerington.

Mrs. Fawcett died Sept. 1, 2003, at home. She was born Feb. 27, 1927, in Chicago to Carl and May Moilanen.

She received her law degree and began a practice in Green Bay, Wis. She was on the Wisconsin State Probation and Parole Board for more than four years.

She moved to Nevada, where she married Lawrence Fawcett on Oct. 26, 1955.

Mrs. Fawcett taught political science and criminal law for five years at Nevada Community College and also taught probation and parole. On July 1, 1977, Gov. Mike O'Callaghan appointed her to serve as a member of the State Parole Board, on which she served until June 30, 1981. In 1983, she became the executive director for the Yerington Paiute Tribal Housing Authority, on which she served until her retirement in June 2002.

She was an avid football and Green Bay Packers fan. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi and the LDS church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence; and infant son David.

Among her survivors are her son Lawrence E. of Yerington and many nieces and nephews.

Burial will be in the family plot of Valley View Cemetery.

Freitas Rupracht Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Sign in to comment