|Birth: ||Jan. 7, 1940|
|Death: ||Apr. 19, 2010|
From the Reno Gazette-Journal:
Gus and Hazel Willey left this earth for heaven on Monday, April 19, 2010 to join their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Gus Willey was born on April 3, 1928 in Brawley, California. He was the seventh of nine children.
Gus worked all of his life in one way or another with trees. He logged timber in California and Oregon and planted trees for landscaping projects in New Mexico, Texas and Nevada.
Gus loved the outdoors and enjoyed many memorable hunting, fishing and camping trips with his family. Exploring a desert road, metal detecting for treasure and telling stories of family escapades was his delight.
More than anything Gus dearly loved his family. No activity was ever done without gathering as many family members together as possible to share in the adventure.
Hazel Mae Jones was born on January 7, 1940 in Beaumont, Texas. She was the third of six children. Hazel was a devoted wife and mother. She believed her ministry in life was raising her five children.
She loved creating things with her hands, cooking, sewing, drawing, painting, and gardening. Hazel would attack any project with energy and passion and enjoyed accompanying her husband in the outdoor activities they both loved.
Gus and Hazel were married for 51 years and their lives were rich with their love for God and their family. They will be greatly missed.
SPARKS, NV – Two people killed in an accident on Pyramid Highway Monday afternoon are being identified. Trooper Chuck Allen with NHP says 82-year-old Gus Willey and 70-year-old Hazel Willey, both of Reno, were killed.
According to Allen, the two-vehicle accident happened at 12:39 pm, in the southbound lane, just south of Serenade Drive in Spanish Springs.
The accident involved a white 2004 Ford F-350 pickup and a green 2006 Subaru Outback wagon. The two occupants of the truck died in the accident.
Allen says it appears the accident was caused when the Subaru struck the pickup, causing it to veer off the roadway and roll-over. Allen says Gus and Hazel Willey were not wearing seatbelts, and were thrown from the truck.
After hitting the truck, the Subaru traveled several hundred feet before veering off the road, striking a rock, rolling over, and hitting a 6-foot-tall fence.
The two men inside the Subaru, 51-year-old Richard Thomas Mikulski and 67-year-old Robert Frank Mikulski, both of Reno, were extricated from their car. They were taken to Renown Medical Center. As of Tuesday, Richard is in fair condition, and Robert is in critical condition.
A witness to Monday's accident tells KOLO 8 News that he was driving behind the two vehicles involved in the accident. He says the Subaru passed him on a double-yellow section of the road. When it tried to pass the pickup, it clipped it, sending the truck off the road and causing a huge cloud of dust. When the dust cleared, he says he saw a hole in the fence, but no vehicle.
The man suggests that this is a dangerous area. He says just a few weeks ago, he witnessed another car roll on the same stretch of highway.
Gus Willey (1928 - 2010)*
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Created by: Alexandra Montgomery
Record added: Mar 17, 2013
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