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Remembering SNU Members

This list includes Airstreamers who were members or friends of the SNU. There are other people who should be on this list. These are the ones I know about and those whose passing was mentioned in SNU newsletters.

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Name

Date

SNU Affiliation

Notes


Gary Haskett

December 2021

member

Link to remembrance page


Frederick Hersey

June 2021

member

Link to remembrance page



Richard H. (Wheels) Wheeler

February 2020

member

Link to remembrance page



Spencer Thomas

July 2019

member

Link to remembrance page



Yvonne DeRoule

April 2018

Affiliate

Link to remembrance page



Vaughn Peak

April 2018

Member

Vaughn Elbert Peak was born on January 2, 1930 and passed away on April 23, 2018 in Mesa, AZ



Dave Gmur

January 2018

Member

Link to remembrance page



Janet Jeppson

2017

Member

Link to remembrance page



Dan Randall

(2010 Dan in the middle, no hat)

December 2016

Member

2015 Dan in Green Shirt

Dan Randall was a friend of Don and Gail Williams. They encouraged him to join the SNU, Dan attended several SNU rallies and other Airstream events traveling with Don and Gail. Dan was also active in a church camping group near his home in Southern CA.



Milan Wight

July 2016

Member

Link to remembrance page



Betty Jean Kopfhammer

June 29, 2016

Member


Betty Jean (Fischer) Kopfhammer, 80, passed away peacefully at her home on June 29, 2016 after a short battle with cancer. Born January 21, 1936 in Oklahoma, she lived in California, The Netherlands, and Saudi Arabia before settling in Carson City in 1986. Betty was a Carson City Emblem Club member and passionate about helping to improve our community through charitable giving. She was preceded in death by her brother Lee and husband Gene.



Baxter Swaffer

April 2016

Member

Link to remembrance page



Eldon M Perkins

(1980 on the left in orange shirt)

November 2015

Member

Eldon “Perk” Perkins was SNU President in 1980 and probably a charter member of the Unit.

Read his obituary

Von Gallion

April 2015

Member

Link to remembrance page

Don Damoth

April 2015

Member

Link to remembrance page

Bruce and Kathy Rhymes

May 2013

friends

Link to remembrance page

Wes Warn

June 2012

Member

Link to remembrance page



Frank J. and Stephanie C. Burnham

September 2010 (Frank) January 2014 (Stephanie)

Charter members SNU

Biographical comments

Frank and Steve Burnham originally joined the Nevada Unit. They were instrumental in the decision in 1976 to split the Unit and form the Sierra Nevada Unit. They were active members of the SNU unitil 2001. Both served multiple turns as Unit officers. Frank and Steve were also active participants in WBCCI rallies and Region rallies.

Teressa TenBerge

November 2010

affiliate member


Teressa TenBerg - Published in the December 2010 SNU newsletter - We were saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Teressa TenBerge earlier in November 2010. Teressa and her husband Joe are affiliate members of the SNU. Both are active on the regional and national levels of WBCCI as well as on the Unit level. Teressa will be missed by all of those who knew her and worked with her.

Dale & Virginia Leipper

February 2004 (Dale) October 2009 (Virginia)

Members

Link to remembrance page

Norman Wong

2008

Member


Norman Wong - Father of SNU member, Melissa Wong. Norman attended the SNU rally at Ft Sage in 2008. With encouragement from Melissa he had purchased a BVan and was looking forward to SNU rallies and other campouts with Melissa and Roman. He passed away suddenly not long after the Ft Sage rally. We had all looked forward to his active participation in the SNU



Elener Amidon

2006

Member


Elenere Amidon was a long time SNU member. She joined in 1977, a year after the Unit was chartered. At that time she was the proud owner of a 1977 Airstream. She participated in many WBCCI trips. The most memorable was the Mexican Piggy Back. In her professional life, Elenere was an English teacher. She served a term as Secretary in the SNU and also a term as Unit president. By the mid 1990’s Elenere was no longer towing an Airstream but she remained an active participant in SNU events until 2003. Elenere passed away in 2006


Harlan “Scoop” Johnson

February 12, 2000

Charter member

Harlan was a charter member of the SNU. “Scoop” was a native Nevadan, born in Dayton on 1909. He left Reno after his wife died and moved to Sacramento.


Vesta Teman

October 5, 1998

Member

Obituary notice


Charles Hopping

August 11, 1998

Member

Obituary notice


Anna Conner, Paul Estes

April 1996 (Anna) December 1996 (Paul)

Members

Obituary notices









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