Donald L. Showalter
March 16, 1943 ~ February 10, 2014
Donald L. Showalter passed away February 10, 2014. He was a 52 year resident of Carson City, NV. He was born in Wenatchee, WA on March 16, 1943, to Lloyd and Mabel Showalter. He attended schools in the Wenatchee School District. Donald worked for R.B. Saddler as a mechanic, A.K. Wilson, Capital Equipment Repair, Dave’s Auto Repair/Salvage, Eagle Valley Construction and eventually landing at the Nevada D.O.T. in the Maintenance shop in 1980. He was known for his ability to fabricate. Donald refabricated the snow plow frame and also was recognized by the Nevada Highway Patrol for the “Vince & Larry” test crash vehicle and trailer. He retired from Nevada D.O.T. in 2002, after 22 years. He was very active in Little League, Major League and Babe Ruth Baseball. He helped coach the Carson Capitals from 1982 to 1983. Donald was a very active member in the Fraternal order of Eagles #1006 for 41 years and served as Aerie President from 1977 to 1980, State President from 2008 to 2009, past Worthy State President of Comstock Aerie 523 from 1996 to 1997, dual member of Basic Aerie 2672 of Henderson, NV, member of E Clampus Vitus 1827 Snow Shoe Thompson. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting, fishing, camping and horseback riding.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Harriett Smith and Linda Showalter; and step-son, Richard Nielson. His wife of 47 years, Janice, passed away shortly after Don on February 20, 2014. Survivors include his sons, Brian and David Showalter; sisters, Marian Saddler, Margaret Larry and Gloria (Don) Hensley; step-son, Carl Nielson; numerous nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Eagles Lodge, 1380 E. Fifth Street, Carson City, NV, on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. Memorial contributions can be made to the F.O.E. #1006.