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Louis E. Starrh

Services will take place Saturday in Gardnerville, Nev., for Louis E. Starrh, who died Jan. 20, 2006. He was 84.

Louis was born Oct. 9, 1921, in Rigby, Idaho, to George and Mary Starrh and served in the U.S. Army in World War II. He was a resident and farmed in Hanford, Calif., for many years before his semi-retirement to South Lake Tahoe, where he was a business owner.

He retired to Gardnerville in 1977.

Louis was a lifetime member and past master of Masonic Douglas Lodge No. 12 F&AM; a member of Hanford Lodge 74; Knight York Cross of Honor Nevada Priory No. 50; life member and past high priest of Lewis Chapter No. 1 Carson City; life member, Order of High Priesthood and past Illustrious master of KYGCH Capitol Council No. 7 Carson City; Order of the Silver Trowel; General Grand Council R&SM Cryptic Mason of the Year; past commander and life member E.C. Peterson Comandry No. 8 Carson City; past preceptor Holy Royal Arch Knight Templer Priesthood Kerak Shrine Temple; charter member Carson Valley Shrine Club, Yorkrite College; honorary life member Carson Valley No. 33 F&AM Gardnerville.

His love of family, farming, the Masonic Lodge and fellow brothers made for a very active and full life.

He is survived by his wife, Theresa Starrh of Gardnerville; daughters, Loa Booth of Gardnerville and Judy White of Philadelphia; son and daughter-in-law, Arthur and Arlene Starrh of Aptos, Calif.; daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Gary Wilson of Gardnerville, Susan and William O’Neil of Carson City, Julie and Bob Blumenthal of Gardnerville and Jane and Joe Plemons of Maryland; grandchildren, Brian Wilson, Paul Wilson, John Wilson, Spencer Starrh, Justin Starrh, Nichol Handshuh, Autumn Brugess, Carrie Geldhof, Ryan Geldhof, Jenny Shorder, Bill Blumenthal, Peter Plemons, Chris Plemons Jeremy Plemons, Terry Duffy, Laura Kelly, Pat Alan; 15 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; and brother, Fred Starrh of Shafter, Calif. He was predeceased by first wife, Esther Starrh; second wife, Lucille Starrh; granddaughter, Kelly Wilson; brothers, Irwin Starrh and Gerald Starrh; and sisters, Loa Grainger and Ella May Starrh.

Services will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Carson Valley United Methodist Church, Gardnerville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Douglas Lodge No. 12 Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 262, Genoa, NV 89411.

Arrangements are by FitzHenry’s Funeral Home in Gardnerville.


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