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Former state lawmaker Spriggs dies

CARSON CITY — Gaylyn Spriggs, a member of the Nevada Assembly representing rural Nevada in the 1980s and 1990s, died Monday after a brief illness. She was 64.

Spriggs was born to Albert and Lois Click on Nov. 18, 1943, in Southgate, Calif. She attended Mineral County High School in Hawthorne, and Hancock College in Santa Maria, Calif.

She first won election to the Nevada Assembly in District 36 in 1984, serving from 1985 through 1991.

Spriggs represented Esmeralda, Lincoln, Mineral and Nye counties in the Legislature.

She also served as the Mineral County assessor and most recently as project director for the Nevada Taxpayers Association.

Spriggs is survived by her brother, Gary Click; her sister, Joyce Rhodes; daughters Lois Erquiaga and Terri Crowshaw; sons David and Gary Erickson; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She enjoyed fishing, skiing, shooting and four-wheeling.

A service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at the Calvary Chapel at 1744 Forrest Way in Carson City.

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