facebook tracking pixel Dolores Hankinson | TheUnion.com

Dolores Hankinson

The Union Staff
The Union StaffHankinson
ALL | GrassValleyArchive

Dolores Hankinson

A Holy Eucharist service for Dolores “Dee” Helene Jilbert Hankinson of Reno was conducted Nov. 9, at Saint Mary’s Hospital Chapel. The Reverend Father Karry D. Crites officiated. A celebration of life reception followed.

Mrs. Hankinson died Thursday, Oct. 24, at Saint Mary’s Hospital after a long battle with cancer. She was 73.

She was born on Dec. 27, 1928, in San Francisco, where she was raised until 1945 when she moved to Reno. She graduated from Reno High School in 1946 and attended a Reno business college. She worked as an accountant for a number of years at Saint Mary’s Hospital. From there, she worked in various Reno clubs until her retirement. She was the first female Keno writer in Reno. She was an accomplished pianist, especially concerning classical music. She also enjoyed knitting and crocheting.

She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Nita and Richard Lane of Grass Valley; son, Steven Davis; daughters and sons-in-law Sylvia Kerr-Smith and Tony Smith and Sharon Hankinson-Hodges and Jesse Hodges; cousins Rosalie and Joseph Tappeno of Grass Valley; former daughter-in-law, Vivian Valja; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Mary’s Hospice, 520 West Sixth St., Reno, Nev. 89503-9911.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.