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J.H. ‘Fletch’ Fletcher

J.H. “Fletch” Fletcher died Sept. 24, 2005, at the Evergreen Healthcare Facility in Carson City. He was 80.

The second of three children, he was born in Seattle on January 23, 1915, to James and Geraldine Fletcher.

He was raised in Seattle where he met and married his beloved wife of 67 years, Kathryn, on July 16, 1938.

As a young man in Washington, he worked in a variety of occupations including life insurance, real estate and banking. In 1962 he and Kathryn relocated to Lake Tahoe after falling in love with the area. He was employed at Harvey’s Wagon Wheel as a shuttle bus driver and was promoted to transportation manager, overseeing Harvey’s extensive motel shuttle bus program and valet parking department. A man who thrived on diversity, he took on positions in the slot repair department and engineering department and became a locksmith. He eventually went into security surveillance and retired in 1982.

He enjoyed boating, fishing and swimming, but most of all he loved doing things with his grandchildren.

A loving husband and father, he was a man of great charity and humor. He will be greatly missed by his family.

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He was preceded in death by his parents as well as a sister, Marie Hitchcock. He is survived by his wife of 67 years Kathryn, son Bill and daughter Barbara Lamerdin, all of Carson City. He is also survived by his brother, Bob Fletcher of Union Washington. He leaves behind five grandchildren: Maureen, Mark, Jay, Wendy and Kelli plus three great-grandchildren: Ryan, Katie and Brooks.

Services will be held at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church in the North Chapel at Carson City on Monday at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in his name be made to the St. Teresa’s Building Fund of Carson City.

Arrangements are entrusted to Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, Carson City.