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Nora Juanita La Rue

February 18, 1924 March 2, 2020
Nora Juanita La Rue
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Nora “Juanita” La Rue was born on February 18, 1924 in Haskell County Texas. She passed on Monday, March 2, 2020, at the age of 96 years old. She is survived by her son, W. Dalton La Rue Jr., and daughters Vicki (La Rue) Puliz and Lorrie Lynn La Rue. Her husband, W. Dalton La Rue III, predeceased her.

As a young woman, Juanita moved to Los Angeles and was an executive secretary for Lockheed Aircraft. She later she moved to Reno, Nevada, where she met Dalton La Rue Sr. and they married in 1952. They had a home in Reno where Dalton a successful C.P.A. specializing in Tax Law. About a year later, they bought the Monte Cristo Ranch. They adopted three children: Dalton Jr., Vicki, and Lorrie.

They later obtained the Winnemucca Ranch at the northwest end of Palomino Valley where Juanita lived until 2005. She ran the ranch while Dalton went to work in the city until Dalton retired.

A Memorial Ceremony will be held at a later date due to concerns for the Covid-19.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Nevada Scottish Rite Foundation, P.O. Box 2068, Reno, NV, 89505-9949, for their Rite Care program which provides no cost assistance to children with speech, hearing or learning problems.

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