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OBIT-Wesley Stephen Morford

Memorial services will be conducted in the spring for Wesley “Wes” Stephen Morford, who died Jan. 27, 2002, at the Barton Skilled Nursing Facility. He was 64.

Mr. Morford was born Dec. 20, 1937, at Watsonville, Calif. A retired furniture refinisher, he had been a resident of South Lake Tahoe for the past 13 years. He enjoyed cooking and was an avid reader. Mr. Morford never said an unkind word about anyone.

Survivors include his mother, Ardith Morford of Watsonville; son, Stephen Morford; daughter, Heidi Carlaugh; and uncle, Marion Hall of Watsonville. He also leaves his roommates, George Waymire and Christine; friends, Ken Kogel and Clarence and Carol Olivas; and his cat, Buttons.

OBIT-Florence “Mary” Sandwisch

Memorial services will be Wednesday, Feb. 13 for Florence “Mary” Sandwisch, who died Feb. 8, 2002, at Barton Memorial Hospital. She was 65.

Mrs. Sandwisch was born Dec. 22, 1936, at Harrow, England, where she received her education. She came to the United States in 1961 and had been a resident of South Lake Tahoe for the past 38 years. She had been employed in the casino industry since 1964, which included 20 years as a pit supervisor at Caesars Tahoe. She loved to read and spend time with her many friends and her cats, Calico and Freckles.

Survivors include her son, Russell Sandwisch of South Lake Tahoe; daughters and sons-in law, Brenda and Rick Strickley of South Lake Tahoe and Mandy and Eric Agerholm of Reno, Nev.; and grandchildren, Charlie, Kathy, Kelsey and Karly. She was predeceased by her parents; and by her daughter, Teresa Ann Sandwisch, in 1996.

Service will be at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13 at McFarlane Mortuary Chapel and inurnment will be at Happy Homestead Cemetery.

OBIT-Bonnie Ruth Collins

Memorial services are pending for Bonnie Ruth Collins, who died Feb. 4, 2002, at her home in South Lake Tahoe. She was 56.

Mrs. Collins was born Oct. 30, 1945, at Clarksville, Tenn., to Norman and Rosa Wright and graduated from Clarksville High School in 1963. She met her husband Robert when he was stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky., and they were married in 1972 at Clarksville. They lived at several locations around the United States while he served in and Army and had resided at South Lake Tahoe for the past seven years. She was a homemaker and the mother of four children.

Mrs. Collins collected knick knacks and enjoyed working in her yard and taking care of her flowers. Her four dogs, three Shin-Tzus and a Pomeranian, were her “puppies” and she loved and cared for them very much. She had shown Gizmo, the Pomeranian, at Kennel Club shows, where he had won several awards.

Survivors include her husband of 30 years, Robert Collins Sr. of South Lake Tahoe; sons, Ray Lyle of South Lake Tahoe, Robert Lyle of Clarksville, John Collins of South Lake Tahoe and Robert Collins Jr. of Las Vegas, Nev.; three brothers; one sister; and four grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, a sister and a brother.

Memorial services are pending at South Lake Tahoe and inurnment will take place at a later date at Clarksville.

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