John Laxalt, beloved son, brother, uncle, great uncle and loyal friend, died peacefully in his Carson City residence on Thursday, September 15, 2011. He was 85. Laxalt had recently moved to his original home town after having lived in Las Vegas for the past several years. At the time of his death, he was with his sister, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
John Maurice Laxalt was born on August 23, 1926 in Carson City, Nevada. He was the fourth of six children of Therese and Dominique Laxalt, immigrants from the Basque region of France who came to the United States in the early 1900s.
John is survived by sisters Suzanne of Carson City and Marie Bini of Santa Clara, California, brother Paul of McLean, Virginia, and numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Dominique (1971), mother Therese (1978) and brothers Robert (2001) and Peter (2010).
Funeral services for John M. Laxalt will take place at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 26th at Saint Teresa of Avila Catholic Church in Carson City. Contributions can be made in John's memory to the Robert Laxalt Distinguished Writer Program Endowment, University of Nevada, Reno, MS 162, Reno, NV 89557.