Obituary: Edward Bittleston Sr. |

Obituary: Edward Bittleston Sr.

Nevada Appeal Staff Reports

Obituary: Edward Wayne Bittleston Sr.

A funeral for Edward Wayne Bittleston Sr., 63, a Carson City resident for the past 43 years, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Walton’s Chapel of the Valley.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Walton’s.

Mr. Bittleston died Oct. 19, 2003, of cancer.

He was born June 9, 1940, in Casper, Wyo., to Wayne S. and Mary Mae Cunningham Bittleston.

He attended the University of Nevada, Reno, before becoming a geophysicist for Utah Construction and Mining, where he was employed for 20 years. He later worked for the Nevada Water Resource Division, retiring from the State Lands Division a short time ago.

He thoroughly enjoyed the outdoors, both through his career and his free time. He was fond of hunting and fishing and enjoyed history, especially his family’s geneaology.

Among his survivors are his companion, Susan Heath of Carson City; children Edward Bittleston Jr. and Leslie Bittleston, both of Reno; grandchildren Amber Bittleston of Reno, Nichole Bittleston of Carson City and Eddie Englund of Lake Tahoe; and sisters Dorothy Vance of Oregon and Carol Miller of Reno.

Burial will be at Lone Mountain Cemetery with a celebration of life to follow.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Nevada State Museum.

Walton’s Sierra Chapel is in charge of arrangements. It invites you to sign and view the family guestbook at