Donald Ray Wall
October 8, 2004
Donald Ray Wall, 66, a Gardnerville resident for the past 14 years, died Oct. 6, 2004, at Washoe Medical Center in Reno after a long illness.
Mr. Wall was born July 23, 1938, in Tribbette, Okla., to Odell and Joy Dearmore Wall.
He enjoyed cars, planes and guns. He earned a master’s degree in aviation. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1984 and served as a test pilot at Fort Ord, Calif.
Mr. Wall was a member of the Sierra Sagebrush Flyers, the Disabled American Veterans, the National Rifle Association and the Valley Cruisers.
Among his survivors are his wife Madgelean of Gardnerville; daughter Christine Rodriguez of San Jose, Calif.; son Steven Cokley of Gardnerville; sister Susie McConniel of Timbo, Ark., and seven grandchildren.
No services will be held.
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Donations in his memory may be made to the Disabled American Veterans Memorial Program, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45250-0301.
Cremation will be at FitzHenry’s Crematory. FitzHenry’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.