Bad News-Olive Voss(Knoles)
- Olive "Belle" Voss
Oct. 3, 1910
April 13, 2012
Olive "Belle" Voss (Knoles) passed away peacefully in her home in Reno, NV with her son, Rollin Parker, at her side on Friday, April 13, 2012 at the age of 101. Belle was born in Long Beach, CA on October 3, 1910 and resided in Reno since 1949. She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Fred Voss, her sister, Bernice Brown of Bend, OR, who passed away at age 104, and two brothers and one sister. In addition to her son, she leaves behind step-sons Ray Voss of Placerville, CA and Fred Voss of Placerville, CA. She also leaves behind her beloved grandchildren, Rick Parker (Tracy) of Elk Grove, CA, Sharon Morgan (Al) of Woodbridge, CA and Michelle (Mike) of Orangevale, CA along with several great-grandchildren and great, great-grandchildren.
At the age of three, Belle and her family homesteaded to Arizona where her father raised and sold horses to the Calvary at Fort Huachuca. Her family later moved to Bakersfield, CA where Belle attended school until her family moved to Stockton, CA in the mid-1920's to join her uncle, Tully Knoles who served as president and chancellor of University of Pacific College. While in Stockton, she married Mac Parker and had her son, Rollin Parker, in 1933. She later moved to Reno with her brother, Burt Knoles, to open Nevada Produce. She married Fred Voss in 1949 and resided in the same home for 58 years until her death.
While in Reno, Belle was a Red Cross volunteer at the Reno Veteran's Hospital for 35 years and was recognized for her dedicated service, receiving numerous awards during her service. She was active in the Garden Club for many years and was known for her wide circle of friends that loved her dearly. Her family and friends will always remember her playful personality and sense of humor. During her final days, in addition to receiving care from her son Rollin, she received special care and attention from family friends Evelyn Pace and Helen Pokoyski.
Services for Belle will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 2:00 pm at Walton's Sierra Chapel, 875 W. Second Street in Reno, NV. In lieu of flowers, Belle requested that donations be made to the charity of your choice .