James Allan Van Meter
Visitation for James Allan Van Meter, 59, of Sun Valley, who died Sept. 17,
1999, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Interstate 80, is
scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Walton Funeral Home, Reno.
A native of Tulsa, Okla., he was born April 3, 1940, to Elmer Ernest and
Gertrude Louise (Johnson) Van Meter and had lived in Sun Valley since 1992,
coming from Visalia, Calif.
Van Meter was a driver and guard for Loomis Fargo Company and had worked in
management with Pacific Bell for 28 years. He was also a punch press operator
with Silencio Protective Ear Gear Manufacturing. He had served in the Navy and
was a member of AmVets, the World War II Book Club and Saint Therese of the
Little Flower Catholic Church. He graduated from Madison East High School, Wis.
and Santa Ana Junior College, Calif.
His mother died in 1987 and father died in 1995.
Surviving are wife, Wanda of Sun Valley sons, Jay A. of Clovis, Calif., and
Vincent James of Visalia daughters, Linda Van Meter and Windy S. Baldridge, both
of Orange County, Calif. brother, David of Arcadia, Calif. stepmother, Persis
Van Meter and stepsister, Persis Rose Pickerell, both of Ashley, Pa. four
grandchildren and a niece and nephew.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the
church, with burial at Northern Nevada Veterans Cemetery, Fernley.
From: The Reno Gazette-Journal - Reno, Nevada.
September 21, 1999.