Dean Edwin Saderup, passed away on March 7th 2014. Born July 21st 1933 in Salt Lake City, he moved in 1938 with George and Della Saderup and two brothers Bob and Gary to Ely, NV, where he attended Ely Grade School, and White Pine County High School. As a teenager he apprenticed himself to Wade Taylor the owner of Super Lite & Neon, the only sign making shop in eastern Nevada. After high school he served in the Air Force attaining the rank of staff sergeant. Upon completion of his tour of duty he returned to Ely where he continued working as a sign maker. He married Darath Taylor his beloved wife and worked briefly for the Kennecott Copper Corporation at the Ruth mine. In 1961 he started part time as a dispatcher with the White Pine County Sherriff’s Office, and was promoted to deputy, beginning his career as a law enforcement officer. After many promotions he was elected the Sheriff of White Pine County, Nevada in 1978, where he served until 1982. He was responsible for the apprehension and arrest of several renowned Nevada criminals. After the death of Darath he relocated to Reno NV and continued his career as a gaming control agent with the State Gaming Control Board. He retired from law enforcement in 1993 working for John Ascuagas Nugget and then fully retiring to Fernley NV. In Fernley he lived the remainder of his life enjoying golf, camping, boating, art, woodworking, model-ship building, motorcycle riding, traveling, and quad running. He was active in the communities he lived and was a loving father, grandfather, uncle and friend.
His favorite saying was “Don’t know what to tell ya’ “
Surviving are his sister- in- laws Sharon Saderup, Mabyn Elicegui, Sons; Kevin and wife Leslie, Robin and wife Pam, Randy, and Phillip and wife Leslee, granddaughters; April, Lisa, Valerie, Amy and Lindsey. Grandsons; Trevor, James Dean, Zach, and many nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren.
A private memorial service will be held on August 24, 2014 in Ely.