September 16, 2014
One of Douglas County's earlier residents and one of Nevada's first woman attorneys has died.
Sallie Springmeyer, who moved to Gardnerville in 1931 to obtain a
divorce, was 104.
She met George Springmeyer who handled her divorce case in 1931 and married him that year.
She died Sunday in the house she and her husband built nearly 70 years ago.
She attended the University of Southern California Law School where she earned a law degree and joined the Nevada Bar in 1936.
She credits her Bar membership with opening doors for a lifetime of public service, including membership on the State Board of Health under three governors.
The Springmeyers had one child, author Sally Springmeyer Zanjani, who is a professor emeritus of history at the University of Nevada, Reno.