DOROTHY MAE AMOS (BRONNEKE-HILDRETH) Born Dorothy Mae Hunt in Duluth, Minnesota on August 21, 1927 passed away on June 9, 2014 at the age of 86. A Reno resident for the majority of her life she loved Nevada and was an avid historian of the state's history. She worked at the University of Nevada for 25 years as the first secretary to Jake Lawlor and the entire coaching staff and later as administrator to the staff and students of the physical education and recreation department. She loved her work and in particular the relationships that lasted for decades from her time at UNR. She was active in the State Employees Association serving as president during the 1970's. She was a founding member and served as president of Trails West, Inc. an organization that tracked and marked the emigrant trails of the westward movement of the 1800's. An enthusiastic storyteller she spent many hours presenting documented information formally and informally to groups all over Nevada and Northern California. She dedicated many hours editing and verifying facts for publications about Nevada history. She married H.S. (Red) Bronneke in 1952 making their home in Reno and exploring every square inch of Nevada while hunting and fishing. More than once upon returning from one of their marathon hunting trips she would be able to claim a bigger buck or more fish. She was truly a pioneer and loved sharing the wide open skies of Nevada with Red and later their two children Dana and David. It was during this time that she also taught gun safety to many youngsters in the Reno area. Her later years were spent in Chico when she met and married Glenn Amos. They spent a glorious 20 years together, fishing, golfing and traveling in their motor home. As active members of the Chico Elks Lodge they were well known for their continuous contributions, spirit and dedication to the mission of the Elks. Dorothy is survived by her daughter Dana Kaye (Richard Berman) of Millbrae, CA, son David Bronneke, Reno, NV, stepsons Sam Bronneke, Yerington, NV, Glen Amos (Ellen), Lake Havasu City, AZ, grandchildren Alexia Waggle (Kyle) Corvallis, OR, James Bronneke (Kestra) Reno, NV, Saul Kaye (Chelsea) Portland, OR, Tasha Bronneke, Reno, NV Carrie Duesing (Paul), Reno, NV, and eight great -grandchildren Shatton, Diego, Lilliana, Bella, Macie, Rocco, Wesley and Ellis. She was preceded in death by her husband Glenn and granddaughter Gracie Kaye. You will be so missed. A memorial service will be held in Reno on June 28th at 11:00 am at Walton's Sierra Chapel. In lieu of flowers a contribution can be made to the Chico Elks Lodge, 1705 Manzanita Avenue, Chico CA 95926.
Walton's Sierra Chapel, Reno
875 West 2nd Street Reno, NV 89505
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on June 18, 2014