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Benton Angove

Benton “Ben” Allen Angove died Oct. 12 in Reno, Nev. He was 61.

A private family service will be scheduled at a later date.

He was born Aug. 3, 1949, in Grass Valley, to Norman Jerry Angove and Edith Nevada Ambrose.



In 1967, Mr. Angove graduated from Nevada Union High School. He served in the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1971 at Ft. Bragg, N.C. After his time in the service, he obtained a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, in political science and a master’s degree in public administration from California State University, Hayward.

In 1976, Mr. Angove started his career in county government as a principal administration analyst. His career accomplishments were developing and administering multimillion-dollar budgets. He served as county administrative Officer in several counties in California and also served as director of parks and cultural services in Napa County.




In 2005, Mr. Angove retired and moved with his bride to Nevada, where he enjoyed cooking, playing golf, bird hunting and riding quads.

He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Mr. Angove is survived by his wife, Patricia; sons, Steven James Bridges and Michael Bridges of Grass Valley; brothers, Jerry Angove of Nevada City, Larry Angove of North Bend, Ore.; sister, Norma Wilson of Fresno, Calif.; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jerry Angove and Edith Angove Lash; brother, Tommy Angove; and nephew, Jay Angove.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Veterans Guest House, 880 Locust St., Reno, NV 89502.


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