It is with great sadness that the family of Lillian Bencoma announces her passing. She was 52 years old and a longtime resident of Schurz, Nevada.
She passed away on November 6, 2021.
Lillian was born and raised in Schurz. She attended Schurz Elementary School K-8. After graduating from there she attended Mineral County High School
in Hawthorne, Nevada.
Lillian was a forklift operator at the Hawthorne Army Ammunition base for over 20 years. After leaving that job and moving to another town she found
a job as a forklift operator at Quad Graphix for a few years before moving back to Schurz.
Lillian was a dedicated mother. She treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. She especially loved her role as grandmother
to her 5 grandbabies. She had a vivacious personality and always made people around her laugh. She had a smile for everyone and made friends
everywhere she went. She loved having family and friends around her and made everyone feel welcomed and was a loving, caring, generous person.
She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Lillian was preceded in death by her mother, Pauline Powell; sister, Charlene Powell. Brothers, Gerard Powell and Johnny Powell.
She is survived by her children, Eric Dixon, La Shelle Birchum, Charles Birchum. Grandchildren, Jeralyn Dixon, Liam Dixon, Eena Phoenix,
Serenity Phoenix and Mileyah Wollweber.; sister, Wana Bencoma, Brother, Wayne Powell. and numerous nieces nephews, and cousins.
A viewing will be held on Friday, November 12th from 3 to 4 pm for immediate family only. at Smith Family Funeral Home, 505 Rio Vista Drive in Fallon.
Graveside services will be held on Saturday, November 20th at 11:00 am at the Schurz Cemetery located on the Walker River Reservation.