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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.


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