Donna Rae Dericco

June 19, 1931 to March 18, 2020

Life long Nevada resident, Donna Rae McGowan Dericco, passed away on March 18, 2020 in Reno, Nevada.   She loved her family and friends. She was happy, friendly and kind to all.

Donna was born on June 19, 1931 in Yerington NV to Wilson and Marie McGowan. They moved to Lovelock, NV, when she was twelve, where she helped her parents grow potatoes for the military in WWII.

She met the love of her life Elmo Dericco in Lovelock and married him in Hawaii, on June 13, 1951. They moved to Fallon and raised three children. She taught school for 28 years, mostly 5th grade and her favorite Kindergarten.

She is survived by her children, Lenae, Tim and Tod, grandsons Zachary and Wilson and a soon to be born, great-granddaughter.

There will be a Mass and Rosary in a few months, at St. Patrick’s in Fallon, NV, Donations may be made in Donna’s memory to The Arthritis National Research Foundation or St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.