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.

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