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Obituary - Yvette Alta (Fowler) Carey

Obituary - Yvette Alta (Fowler) Carey
Yvette Carey

Yvette Alta (Fowler) Carey, surrounded by her children and grandchildren, gently fell asleep with Jesus on July 1st, 2024, at the age of 91. 

Yvette was born in 1932 to Mae Miller Fowler and Ephraim Alvin Fowler.  She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Carey, her parents and 3 siblings, Beulah Testolin, Alma Singleton & Harris Fowler.  Living siblings are Theda Roper and Harold Fowler, both of Carson City. Yvette first lived in Fallon from the ages of 5 to 11, then returned in 1959 to make Fallon her home for the next 65 years. 

Yvette’s most treasured career was to live the role of devoted mother to her growing family.  She later owned food trucks, operated the Gallagher Sales Yard Restaurant, became a Teacher’s Aid, dispatched for the Fallon Police Dept. for 13 years, thereafter, teaching the DUI School and Traffic Safety Class until retirement.

Yvette’s legacy and greatest love will live on through her 6 children: Alan Carey, Roger Carey (Debra), David Carey (Rhonda), Theresa Wilson (David), Carol Masterson, Anita McCart (Charlie), her 23 grandchildren; Marla Wood, Ryan Carey, Denise Carey Timer, Arlyn Agaman, Jennifer Carey, Rob Carey, Kristen Carey, Lindsay Carey, Brett Carey, Jesse Nuttal,  Logan Nuttal, Michon Harker, Travis Masterson, Michelle Barrenchea, Candy Barrenchea, Anthony Wilson, Alisha Wilson Hayden, Nikki McCart, Megan McCart, Krystle Gilmore, Blaine McCart, 42 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren.

Yvette’s unwavering faith in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, was the foundation of her life. She found her remarkable strength through her bible, with passages diligently dog-eared and underlined, memorized, and lived out each day.  She was a devout and studious member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

She was known for her kindness, resilience, humor, and her one-of-a-kind ability to make every child, grandchild, and loved one feel unique and special in her love. Each one was the light of her life and the joy she thanked the Lord for each night. Whether it was mud pies in the garden, sharing veggie cuts and a pot of beans, peeling apples and listening to stories, church camp with friends, Easter morning with 60 family members, a wild car ride into town, a feisty game of Quirkle, or quiet evening prayer… every moment and every memory will be cherished and held dear.

Yvette’s smile and laughter will be missed deeply, for the hole that is left by her earthly absence will echo in the hearts of her large and loving family. 

Services will be held at 11:00 on Monday, July 8, at the Fallon Seventh Day Adventist Church at 755 Esmeralda St., directed by The Gardens Funeral Home.  Our thanks and appreciation to Loretta Guazzini for direction, and Banner Hospital staff for their kindness and care during this difficult time.


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