Wynne Maule, 80, a lifetime Minden resident, died June 5, 2006, at his home.
Mr. Maule was born July 17, 1925, in San Francisco, to William and Rose Maule.
He married Arlene “Patsy” Maule on April 29, 1951, in Reno.
He graduated from Douglas County High School in 1943. He later enrolled in Oregon State University’s forestry program and graduated in 1950.
He worked for the U.S. Forest Service, his last job being assistant director of lands in Washington, D.C., until his retirement in 1980.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1943-46.
Mr. Maule wrote and published the book “Minden, Nevada: The Story of a Unique Town.” He was a member of St. Mark’s Methodist Church in Santa Barbara, past president of Pollock Pines Rotary and Minden Rotary, member of the Society of American Foresters, Commonwealth Club of San Francisco, and the Historical Society of Douglas County. He served on the planning committee for the Minden Centennial.
He was preceded in death by his sister Maris Maule Bergevin and brother Lockley Todd Maule.
Among his survivors are his wife of 55 years of Minden; daughters and sons-in-law Karen and Bill Lee of Shelton, Wash., and Nancy and Dan Draper of Lacey, Wash.; son and daughter-in-law Andy and Laura Maule of Lakewood, Calif.; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Cremation will take place at Walton’s Sierra Crematory. A private family service was held.
Walton’s Douglas County Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Friends may send a message to the family guest book at http://www.waltonsfuneralhomes.com.