Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services Cemetery
formerly known as Nevada Mental Health Institute
480 Galletti Way
Sparks, Nevada 89431-5573
(775) 688-2001

All photographs donated by Bob Berrington of Reno, Nevada, assisted by Chris Tranzano
(November, 2005 Copyright) unless indicated otherwise

The Nevada Tombstone Project wishes to thank the Nevada Historical Society and the Northern Nevada Adult Mental
Health Services Center for providing the historical photographs and making the current on-site photography possible.

A group of concerned citizens is forming a coalition to rectify some of the unkempt conditions
of this cemetery.
Friends of Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services Cemetery

The Institute, early 1900s
Nevada Historical Society Photograph
The Institute in 2005


"Founded in 1882, Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services occupies part of 92 acres deeded to the State in the 1800's for the benefit of the mentally ill and developmentally disabled. Located adjacent to the Truckee River in Sparks Nevada, it shares sculpted grounds with Lake's Crossing Center, the State Forensic Hospital, and Sierra Regional Center, the treatment center for the developmentally disabled."
Mental Health Institute website,


Images of the Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services Cemetery, Sparks, Nevada, in the 1940s
Photos courtesy of the Nevada State Archives, Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services


The cemetery today

BLAIR, Hugh 1858 1947
DIXION, Nellie 1881 1949
GUIDO, Francisjo 1864 1948
KINGSMILL, Herbert S. 1891 1947
LING, Otto 1885 1946
MEDINA, Antonio 1890 1947
PABLO, Paul 1896 1947
PEANEY, Robert 1879 1947
SIMMONS, Annie 1860 1946
SIMMONS, Charles R. 1879 1947
YUBAR, Antonio 1880 1947


For inquiries about Nevada Cemeteries, burials and/or this project, or about this page or the pictures,
contact Gerry Perry, Nevada Tombstone Project Manager,


This page was last updated July 12, 2009
Copyright 2009 USGenWeb Tombstone Project, Gerry Perry

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(1) Quoted from the Norther Nevada Adult Mental Health Services website,