In Loving Memory
Golden Acy Green
October 14,1950 - January 21, 2021
On Thursday, January 21, 2021, Golden Acy Green (Goldie), loving husband, father and friend, passed away in his home at the age of 70. Goldie was born in Salt Lake, Utah to Marion Clayton Green (Clayton) and Glenda (Lyman) Green. Goldie grew up in Wendover, Utah, attended Wasatch Academy and graduated from Wendover High School. He was a man of many trades, including service station attendant in his youth, a heavy equipment operator and even a stint as the Wendover bus driver. He retired from the Nevada DOT, and continued sub contracting work as a heavy equipment operator in the Nevada mines. He was father to four children, Shannon, Cecilia, Ace and Justice and was married to Nancy (Bardin) Green. They became a family in 1980 and were married on April 1, 1988.
He had a passion for hunting, fishing, horseback riding, trap shooting with his son, and was an avid gun collector. He spent many hours in the mountains making memories with friends and family. He enjoyed and cherished every minute he got to spend with his grandchildren. He was well known for telling jokes, pulling pranks and having words of wisdom. If he knew you for five minutes or years, he had a nickname for you and plenty of time to talk and make you feel special.
preceded in death by his father Clayton and his mother Glenda. He is
survived by his wife Nancy, children Shannon, Cecilia, Ace, and Justice
(Payson), Mary-Elaine (Richard), grandchildren Kyler (Shaylee), Amanda,
Allysa, Karleigh, Ace (AJ), Karter, Mesa, Bailey Jo, Triston, Talon
(Caitlin), his brothers Marion and Malin, his sister Marie, several
nieces and nephews, long time friends Hooker, Ruby, Burdell and many
more friends that are like family.
Due to the weather, Goldie’s wishes will be honored on May 1, 2021, under a tree on his favorite mountain. Cards and condolences may be sent to PO Box 2268 West Wendover, Nv 89883
Goldie Green’s ash spreading memorial service is scheduled for May 1st at 11am.
Goldie’s wishes were to have his ashes spread under a tree in Morris basin.Everyone wishing to attend, meet at my house at 10 am. We will convoy to the location.There will be a luncheon back at my house following. Bring an outdoor chair and an appetite. We want to celebrate Goldie’s life by sharing your fondest memories of him with us over his favorite meal to make at family get togethers.
||Debi Lee Walker Pete
February 11, 1954 – March 31, 2021
Wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend, joined her loved ones in Heaven on March 31, 2021 after a long hard battle with cancer.
Born February 11, 1954 in Owyhee, Nevada to Castro and Inez Walker, Debi was the youngest of five children. Debi is preceded in death by her brothers: Gary and George Walker along with sisters Deanna Walker Blossom and Marilyn Walker Couchum. Debi attended elementary school in Owyhee, NV. She attended high school in Arizona and graduated from Phoenix Indian School in 1972. Debi later attended college at Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas.
Debi met and married Harlan Pete in 1980. Two years later, their daughter Holli was born. Debi, Harlan, and Holli made their home in Wendover, NV as well as spending time in Ibapah, UT.
Debi spent many years working in various casinos in Wendover, Nevada. Most recently she was employed at the Rainbow Casino. Debi enjoyed listening to country music. She enjoyed the outdoors and traveling. Most of all, she loved spending time with her grandson Gabriel Soriano. Gabriel was her pride and joy.
Debi was a very strong pillar of life in her family. Debi will be greatly missed by her family and friends. The family would like to thank the Genesis Home Health Services for their kind hospice care during this difficult time.
Debi is survived by her husband, Harlan Pete; daughter, Holli Pete (Martin), grandson, Gabriel Soriano; and several nieces and nephews. Debi is preceded in death by her son, Jon Jon Tom and her grandparents: John & Grace Paradise and her father & mother, Castro & Inez Walker.
Cremation is under the care of Burns Funeral Home in Elko. A memorial service to honor Debi’s life is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at the Burns Funeral Home, 895 Fairgrounds Road in Elko, NV.
Celebration of Life
Saturday, April 10th, 1:00 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time)
Burns Funeral Home in Elko
|Gloria Dee Smith
February 24, 1962 - February 4, 2021
Gloria Dee Smith passed away February 4, 2021 suddenly in her home in Pilot Nevada, at the age of 58. She was born February 24, 1962 in Mount Shasta, California, to Dalia Dominguez and Dick Hitchcock.
She is survived by her husband Matthew Smith, her son Ryan Clawson, her daughter Megan Woolard and five wonderful grandkids Vadania Keller, Markus Keller, Abbie Clawson, Isaac Woolard and Naomi Woolard.
She spent her life helping others as a volunteer firefighter, an instructor for driving semi tractor and trailer, and customer service. She will be missed!
As per her request there will be no services, her body will be cremated, and the family will gather in April at the California /Oregon Coast.
A GoFundMe has been set up in Gloria’s name to help with final expenses. Donations can also be accepted in her name at Nevada State Bank in West Wendover.
|Carolyn Wildman Biondi
Long time Wendover resident Carolyn Wildman Biondi, age 72, passed away January 29th, 2021 due to health complications. She is survived by her 5 children, and 13 grandchildren who made up the entirety of her world, sons Donald and David Mcmurdie, daughters Amber, Nicole and Danielle Biondi.
Carolyn was a loving mother and Grandmother. She was a committed worker dealing cards for the Peppermill Casino and was well known for her colorful spirit. She went on to retire in 2016. She had a big personality, she loved dancing, and music brought her joy. She will forever be loved and remembered by family and friends.
Rest now Carolyn, forever in our hearts.
We will not be holding a memorial at this time.
|Gene Ghiggia 1950-2020
Gene Ghiggia, 69, of West Wendover, Nevada, lost his battle with Glioblastoma (a form of brain cancer) at the comfort of his own home surrounded by his family on January 2, 2020.
Gene married the love of his life, Betty (Pierce) in 1970. They had enjoyed spending time with their family, working together and traveling with each other for the past 49 years. Betty survives him along with sons Clinton, Cody and daughter Kimberley (Michael) Thorn, brother John (Alice) Ghiggia, grandaughter Kylee-Ann Ghiggia, grandson Kristofer Hall, and many loving nieces, nephews and extended family. Gene was a loving father, husband, grandfather, and friend to everyone.
Gene had many careers throughout his lifetime. He was enlisted in the U.S. Army, he worked as a park ranger, a rancher, a firefighter, a football and baseball coach, a teacher (for over 30 years), a school bus driver as well as many other careers over the years. Gene was a very hard worker and was always there to help relatives and friends with projects or whatever else people needed him for. Gene loved sports, especially baseball and football. His favorite teams were the San Fransisco Giants and the San Fransisco 49ers.
A celebration of life was held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Red Garter Casino Conference Center in West Wendover, Nevada, on Thursday, January 9.
Donations for the Gene Ghiggia scholarship foundation can be sent to 821 Florence Way Suite B #203, West Wendover, NV 89884
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