Obituary- Shirley Trimmer Giovacchini
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001 for Shirley Trimmer Giovacchini who died at the family ranch in Genoa, Nev. on Oct. 8, 2001. She was 62.
Mrs. Giovacchini was a native of Genoa, a third generation Nevadan, an amateur historian and a member of the Carson Valley Historical Society. She was director of the Genoa Courthouse Museum and volunteered for the town of Genoa in several roles and on many local town projects.
She was born on Sept. 23, 1939, raised in Genoa, educated at Graceland College in Lamoni, Iowa and was married to Roy Giovacchini in 1959. Then she lived in Coleville and Smith Valley. She returned to Genoa in 1967. A life long Nevada Resident, her father was Arnold Trimmer, long time owner of High Meadows at Lake Tahoe which the family acquired in 1929. The family cattle were driven up Kingsbury Grade for many years to summer on the meadows. The family spent a great deal of time at the lake, visiting in the area and enjoying frequent camping at the meadows.
Mrs. Giovacchini dedicated her life to her children and grandchildren and loved ranch life, supporting her family through good times and bad. She is survived by three daughters, Lisa Lukumberry of Gardnerville, Sheri Walters of Genoa and Teri Billman of Gardnerville and their husbands, J.B. Lukumberry, Dan Walters and Cory Billman and by her grandchildren, Conner Billman, Anna and Etienne Lukumberry and her sister Geraldine DeSalvo of Louisiana.
The memorial service will be held at the Genoa Town Hall in Genoa, Nevada on Saturday Oct. 13, 2001. Donations can be made to Carson Advocates for Cancer care, P.O. Box 3127 Carson City, Nevada in the memory of Shirley Giovacchini.
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