Orville Barlese
1935 - 2020
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Orville Barlese

DOB 02/18/1935 DOD 10/09/2020

Orville "OB" Barlese was born in Nixon, NV to Louie Barlese and Lyda Mauwee Barlese. He married Virginia Walsey Barlese, and soon made Nixon, NV their home.

OB worked on several ranches in NW Nevada and NE California. Orville enjoyed many activities which included: hunting, rodeoing, and buckarooing. Above all, his passion, singing, and playing classic country and gospel music at campmeetings and revivals.

Orville Barlese is survived by his children: Dean, Marty (Rose), Charmaine, all of Nixon, NV; Tim (Lena) of Sacramento, CA; Dawn (Victoria) of Phoenix, AZ; Heidi of Wadsworth, NV; grandson whom he raised, Robert Lowery, and his sadu Hooba. OB had 12 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Orville was preceded in death by his parents: Louie and Lyda Barlese; brothers Reggie, Ross, and Milton; sisters Lilia, Rita, and Elsie; children Brian and Ann, granddaughter "Weasel" and great, great, great-grandson Ermac.

Orville will be brought to his residence at 699 Arrow St. in Nixon on Wednesday, October 14 @ noon. Visitation will begin @ 2 PM until his burial on Thursday @ 11 AM.

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Published in the Reno Journal-Gazette and Mason Valley News from Oct. 13 to Oct. 15, 2020.
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October 17, 2020
OB will be missed by everyone who knew him. He was a great mentor and prayed for me when I needed it. Going to miss him dearly.
October 15, 2020
I love you grandpa,Forever.
Fawn lovett
Grand Parent
October 14, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. Thank you for your blessings and journey well.. Aho enumudooe
Cynthia Christensen
October 14, 2020
Dad, you will be missed. You touched so many lives throughout the years. You were my best friend, hunting and playing music. I will play music for you one last time today, my way of paying tribute to you. Tell everyone "hi" up there. Love you.
Tim Barlese
October 14, 2020
The Lord blessed my life by having you as a Father-in-law. I enjoyed traveling with you & ministering with you during your camp meetings every year in Nixon. I know you always prayed for us and I am thankful. I always loved your playing & singing. We'll meet again on the other side. I love you & you will be missed.
Lena Red Leaf-Barlese
October 14, 2020
I am greatly sorry for his families loss. I loved listening to Orville play his guitar at church. He was a very nice man and will be missed by many. My deepest condolences. R.I.P. Orville, heaven awaits you.
Sincerely, Traci Sampson
Traci Sampson
October 13, 2020
he had many stories he shared and enjoyed his church meetings in Nixon he will be missed memories will ever be alive in our heart.
David ,MD
October 13, 2020
He was truly a genuine soul. Was one of the most kind and caring people I have ever known and I am proud to be related to him. He helped me out in a time of need. You will be missed OB. Thank you for everything.
October 13, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. Thank you for always offering your support and words of comfort in our times of need. I loved to hear your songs of praise.
Billie Jean Guerrero
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