My mother, Ruthe Deskin, a third generation Nevadan was born in Yerington, Nevada, once known as Pizen Switch. Through the years, she was fondly referred to by others as “the girl from Pizen Switch.”
During her school years in Yerington, she served as the editor of the high school newspaper, and captain of the championship girls’ basketball team. Her best friend Mugs (Marjorie Guild Russell) nicknamed her Cutie which stuck throughout high school.
When she graduated from high school, her father moved the family into Reno as he was determined to have his children attend college.
She graduated from UNR in 1937 with a degree...