Obituary: David R. Ross

David R. Ross died at the age of 75 at his home in Carson City on May 26, 2011. He was born in Arkansas and traveled as a child with his mother to the San Francisco area. He attended Alameda high school and was a star football player. He joined the U.S. Army and went to its language school in Monterey, Calif., then to Korea. After his discharge, he returned to Alameda. Among other interests, he enjoyed fishing in the bay. Later, he worked in a casino at Lake Tahoe before returning to Alameda and opening a TV repair shop with his longtime partner Shirley. In 2004 he moved to Carson City to help care for his mother, Muriel Fasold, who died in 2009. David was a musician and had plans to publish a book of his own poetry. His ashes will be scattered in the ocean.

Longtime Carson City resident, Jim Owen, departed on July 5, 2011, due to failing health. Jim was born April 17, 1931, in the small town of Bulls Gap, Tenn., but moved west as a youngster and fell in love with Nevada. He was an owner and operator of Desert Sheet Metal in Carson for many years. Jim loved fishing for mackinaw at Tahoe, hiking, bicycling, auto racing and working at his trade. He was proud to be a private pilot in his 50s. In later years he became an avid NASCAR fan.

He will be forever missed by his wife Ellie and his beloved pets Emmett and Pogonip. He is survived by his son Gary of Carson City, daughter Shari Lewis of Chico, sister Lenore Byrnes of Lehi, Utah, and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother Don. At his request, there will be no services. Burial will be held at the Veteran's Cemetery in Fernley. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to your favorite animal charity.


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