former 31 year resident of South Lake Tahoe,passed away 7 April 2018 from a stroke in the company of her long-term domestic
partner Carlos Ballantyne.
Besides Carlos, Bonnie leaves behind a sister Connie Baxter of Paso Robles, CA; Brother Larry Boyd, Jr. of Los Angeles;
blood sister Pam Sakaida of Topanga Canyon, CA; dear sister-in-law Susan Skinner of Carmichael,CA; and many cousins,nieces & nephews.
In addition to her many social graces and bountiful hospitality, Bonnie was
a noted hiker and mountain climber having ascended all of California's 14,000' peaks and climbed to 20,000' in the Andes in the company of her late husband Bob Skinner.
It is requested that donations be made in Bonnie's name to http://www.peruvianhearts.org/ (Peruvian Hearts dot org) as Bonnie and her late husband had a lifelong interest in the welfare of the children of Mexico, Ecuador, Bolivia, and especially Peru where she travelled 8 times.
Josephine Ann (Jo) Azevedo- 93 passed away on March 9, 2018 at her home in South Lake Tahoe, CA. She passed peacefully with her daughters Toni and Terry by her side.
She was born in Mt. View Ca on February 20, 1925 to Anthony and Mary Unquera. She graduated from Mt. View High School and pursued a career in Cosmetology while also working the family business at her parents Café. She was introduced to Eugene (Chet) Azevedo by writing to him while he was in the Korean War. After a year of writing to each other they met in person and were married August 14, 1955 and honeymooned in South Lake Tahoe.
The family went on a family vacation in August 1969 to South Lake Tahoe and moved there a year later as they knew Tahoe was the place they wanted to raise their children. She worked at Barton Memorial hospital for 20 years though she wanted to retire at 67 her love of helping and being around people drew her to continue working and did so for the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center until she decided that at 81 it was time to enjoy her great grandchildren and retired.
She is survived by daughters Toni and Terry, grand-daughter Stefanie (Azevedo) McGrath her husband Seth McGrath and great-Grandchildren Spencer, Trent and Hayden. Sister Esther Knab (Unquera), nieces, and nephews and great nieces and nephews. She is preceded by her husband Eugene (Chet) Azevedo and son Eddie Azevedo.
Our family would like to send out a special thank you to Barton Memorial Hospice and Citizen Assist of South Lake Tahoe Fire Department for your assistance and kindness.
Services will be held on Friday, May 4, 2018 at 2 pm at Happy Homestead Cemetery. Reception will immediately follow.
The carousel in heaven has a new rider. Wally Kenton aka "Willie Nelson" passed away on March 27, 2018 at the age of 93.
Wally was born October 4, 1924 in San Francisco, California the son of Wallace and Dorothy Kenton. He lived San Francisco with his family until at age 17 he joined the U.S. Navy and served in World War II. After the war, he returned to the San Francisco Bay Area where he learned the trade of a butcher.
He married Jacqueline Fry and had 3 children, Cynthia, Stephen and Vincent. He later married Ina Hoag and with the addition of her 4 children, Charles, Robin, Katherine and Susan, the family grew. Their marriage produced one child, Rhonda. His family legacy includes grandchildren, great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and many friends.
In the early 60's, thanks to a lucky Keno ticket, Wally and Ina were able to put a down payment on a lot in South Lake Tahoe where, with the help of family and friends, they built their home. In the late 1970's Wally and Ina moved permanently to South Lake Tahoe.
Wally retired when Ina passed away in 1987. He became the unofficial "Mayor of New Perce" and was a grandfather to the children in the neighborhood, as well as a friend to their parents. He enjoyed spending time with his dogs, family and friends, local football games, dance recitals and the many trips to Wild Waters. He also enjoyed playing in slot tournaments and socializing with his many friends at the casinos. He had a wonderful social life that kept him young well into his 90's.
He had an amazing sense of humor and was able to crack a smile and make a joke even when he was feeling the worst. He's probably the only person who would put "xoxoxo" on the checks he sent for his bills and his thank you notes are legendary. He always had a twinkle in his eyes and a smile on his face.
Some of his last words of wisdom to us all was to "Take care of one another. Love each other and be kind. Go home and hug your children, hug your partner, hug your pets". He always cared more about others then himself, always trying to take care everyone else. He will be missed.
A celebration of his life will be held on Sunday April 15, 2018 from Noon to 3pm at the Senior Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA.Wally requested any donations be made to the Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care, (ltwc.org).
It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Victor Colvin. He died on April 5, 2018 in Minden, Nevada from complications from a stroke and Dementia. He was 83 years old.
Victor was a long-time resident of South Lake Tahoe of over 50 years. He also owned Eldorado Motors and Machine Shop for over 30 years.
He was a husband to Vickie Colvin, a father to John Colvin and Tori Alby, a father-in-law to Ida Colvin and Steve Alby, and a grandfather to Johanna Colvin, Mitchell Colvin, Shane Hanscom, Andrew Hanscom, and Sam Colvin. A
brother-in-law to Debbie Campbell and Pat Pearson. A brother to Windflower Ochoa. An uncle and soon to be great grandfather. And a great friend to many.
He was an Army veteran and served during the Korean war. He was a fierce racer on the Bonneville Salt Flats and at El Mirage dry lakes. Breaking land speed records of over 260 miles per hour and belonged to Bonneville and El Mirage 200 mph club. He was a proud man with many accomplishments. He will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him.
A memorial service will be held at Valley Christian Fellowship Church located at 1681 Lucerne St. Minden, NV 89423 at 10:00AM April 20th, and a viewing on April 19th from 4PM until 8PM at Autumn Funerals and Cremations, 1575 N. Lompa Lane Carson City, NV 89701.
In Lieu of flowers please make a contribution in the memory of Victor Colvin to The Alzheimer's Foundation of America 322 8th Ave 7th floor New York, NY 10001 or donate online at https://alzfdn.org
Charles Reinhardt Montgomery passed peacefully on Friday, March 23, 2018 in South Lake Tahoe, Ca with his family by his side. He was 64 years old. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana June 28, 1954, Chuck was the first born son of Charles Williams Montgomery (1932-1970) and Eleanora Irene Hodges Montgomery Kroeger.
Chuck visited Lake Tahoe in 1979 toting his surfboards from Florida and never left. Although he still liked surfing, the mountains were his new love and there he raised his family. After school Chuck began his career as a carpenter in Maryland then Florida. He started a General Contracting business in South Lake Tahoe and was active until his death. Chuck always enjoyed the outdoors; whether surfing, golfing, skiing or the winter sports of the area.
He was a friend of Bill W. for the last 10 years and worked tirelessly in the Fellowship helping counsel and mentoring fellow friends. He will be missed in the community.
Chuck is survived by his son Chas Montgomery with his wife Barbara Butler of Lacy, WA and his daughter Star Malkus of South Lake Tahoe, CA along with his companion and friend Irene Palotti and his brothers and sisters; Elizabeth Hinson of St. Michaels, Md, Andrea Frazier of Severna Park, MD, Caroline Pittman of Raleigh, NC and brothers, Gene Montgomery of Severna Park, MD, and Michael Montgomery of Kapolei, HI. Chuck has 10 grandchildren. He is predeceased by his brother Christopher Montgomery of Miners Oaks, Ca.
A Celebration of Life will be held on April 9th, 2018 at St. Theresa's Catholic Church at 10:00 AM Reception to Follow.