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Roger Otis Smith

smith_rogerRoger Otis Smith, 82, of Carson City, NV died 29 Aug 2014. Roger was born on April 15 1932 in Watertown Twp., Clinton County, MI to Lyle F. and Helen M. (Newman) Smith. Roger proudly served in the U. S. Air Force in the mid-1950s as a turret gunner in a bomber squadron. He retired as an engineer for Metal Bellows of Moorpark, CA. to Carson City, NV where he served as a volunteer with the Civil Air Patrol, Douglas County Sheriff’s Dept. and as a driver for the Veterans Administration. Roger was proud of his volunteer work assisting in the building of a handicapper access boardwalk and viewing platform overlooking Lake Tahoe at Sand Harbor.

He is survived by his children Gregory, Pamela, Eric and Michele and their families and second wife Sondra A. and children, Christine, David and Janalee and their families. Roger loved his “combined” families. He is also survived by his brothers Rowlan R. (LaRene) of St. Johns and Gerald L.(Barbara) of DeWitt and their families. He was predeceased by his parents and brother Glenwyn L. and wife Geraldine M. (Pope) and first wife Viola (Clark).

On a beautiful day a Celebration of his Life was held at Sand Harbor with his family and friends. Burial will be held with full military honors in October at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Fernley. Cremation has taken place and in lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Disabled American Veterans, POB 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250.

Arrangements were in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals and Cremations.


Kendra Joanne Mahar

mahar_kendraKendra Joanne (Paksi) Mahar, age 51, passed away on September 11, 2014. She was born on April 23, 1963, in Temple, Texas, the daughter of Robert and Joyce (Heibeck ) Paksi. Kendra enjoyed fishing, theatre, music and crafts. She was a social worker for the Salvation Army and it gave her great joy in helping others. Kendra married Kayle Mahar on March 8, 1986, and he survives her.

Also surviving are their children, Erica (Michael) Roberts, Jeffrey Allen Mahar and Joshua Gordon Mahar, three grandchildren, Kaidyn, Sophia and Estella Roberts, parents, Robert and Joyce Paksi, brother, Robert (Christine) Paksi, sister, Michelle (Richard) Swinson, nieces and nephews, Jessica Vasquez, Ricky Swinson and Rheanna Swinson. Kendra was preceded in death by her father and mother-in-law, Gordon and Lela Mahar.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, September 15, 2014, at the Osgood Funeral Home, 104 E. Cass St., St. Johns, with Dan and Amy Voss officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Contributions may be made to the family in memory of Kendra.

The family is being served by the Osgood Funeral Homes.


Charlotte H. Rose

rose_charlotteCharlotte H. Rose died Friday, September 12, 2014 at the age of 91. She was born June 14, 1923 in Hastings, MI the daughter of William and Leona (Schmelker) Rose.

Charlotte graduated from Rodney B. Wilson High School in St. Johns and worked for Mathews, Glaspie Drug Store and the D&C Dime Store all in downtown St. Johns.

Surviving are nieces and nephews, Jean and Charles Donald of Maple Rapids, Leon and Marlene Stewart of Florida, Robert and Ann Stewart of Tennessee and their families.

There will be no services. Memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans 3725 Alexandria Pike Cold Spring, KY 41076. The family was assisted with these arrangements by Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns.



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