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Family of rancher killed in crash hosts open house

Nevada Appeal News Service

Friends of Milton Edward “Ted” Bacon are invited to an open house at the Jubilee Ranch residence in Carson Valley, 3-7 p.m. Dec. 11.

Bacon died Nov. 23, in a car accident in Southern California. He was 83.

For the past 60 years, Bacon was engaged in cattle ranching in the Carson Valley.

He served as a judge at several Concours d’Elegance, most notably Hillsborough, and, for 39 consecutive years at Pebble Beach, Calif. He was a founding director of the National Automobile Museum in Reno.

Bacon served as a trustee of the Santa Catalina School in Monterey, Calif., as well as the Citizens Advisory Board of the University of Nevada, Reno, Medical School. He was a member of the Bohemian Club and St. Francis Yacht Club of San Francisco. He also served as chairman of the Douglas County Republican committee for 12 years.

A pilot for more than 50 years and a lover of wooden boats, Bacon kept a classic boat on Lake Tahoe for many years. He was an enthusiastic sailor, participating in four Trans-Pac races in the 1950s.

He is survived by his wife, Lee; son, Ned; daughter, Kate; and grandchildren, Taylor, Sheila, and Wells Phinny, and Emily Bacon.