Pierre Acheritobehere (Pete)

Pierre Acheritobehere (Pete) died on Sept 28, 2016 in Reno, Nevada at the age of 91.

Pierre was born in Helette, Pyrenees-Atlantiques, France on December 25, 1924 to Etienne Acheritobehere and Dominique Derguyy.

He was the youngest of 7 children, 4 brothers and 2 sisters.

Pete immigrated to the United States on December 20, 1951 by the ship “Queen Mary”. He arrived in Reno, Nevada on January 15, 1952. Upon arriving in Reno, he went to Gardnerville and then to Yerington to be a sheepherder for George Roberts. He herded up to 2,000 sheep in an area stretched from Yerington to Black Mountain, which is close to Bridgeport, California. He worked for George Roberts, Joe Sario and then, Nevada Ranch in Lovelock, Nevada for five years.

After 5 years of herding sheep, he took a job mining at the Getchell Mine near Battle Mountain, Nevada. After 2 years working at the mine, the mine closed and Pete was forced to change jobs. He then worked for Isabel Construction Company, building Highway 50 to Lake Tahoe.

In 1958, Pete moved to Yerington, Nevada to work at the Anaconda Mine. After spending 10 years in Yerington, Pete was hired by the Washoe

County Road Department as a laborer and maintenance man. After 20 years of working for Washoe County, he retired in 1987.

Pete loved to fish for trout and to garden. He always had a beautiful garden with lots of tomatoes, peppers, onions and garlic.

In 2001, Pete moved to Gardnerville, Nevada where he resided until his death.

Pete is preceded in death by his parents, and all his siblings.

He is survived by some nieces and nephews, and many cousins in the local area and in the Basque Country of southwest France.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016 in Gardnerville at the St. Gall Catholic Church. A viewing will be held at 10:00 am followed by services at 11:00 a.m. with the internment in the Garden Cemetery in Gardnerville, Nevada.


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