Death Notice: John F. Withey |

Death Notice: John F. Withey

John Fredrick Withey, 85, of South Lake Tahoe, died July 26, 2009, in Carson City. He was born Feb. 21, 1924, in Milwaukee, Wis.

He is survived by his wife, Louise E. Withey, of South Lake Tahoe; daughter, Penny J. Pierce, of Carson City; grandchildren Johnean and her husband Michael Morrison, of Carson City, and Donald Hendry, of California; three great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; nephew Tim Harrison of Texas; and other nieces and nephews.

A memorial will be held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 3 at Sierra Community Church, 1165 Sierra Blvd., in South Lake Tahoe. Burial will follow on Sept. 8 at 11 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley, Nev.

Instead of flowers, the family asks that people who knew John write letters with their thoughts and memories of him, which will be displayed on the table with his ashes and pictures.