1961 Miss Nevada Sherry Ann Wagner

HOMETOWN: Reno    BIRTHDAY: 5/20/1942
AGE: 19    HAIR: Blonde    EYES: Blue        HEIGHT: 5’7”
EDUCATION: Arts & Science student at University of Nevada in Reno
TALENT: Tap Dance to “Oh them golden slippers”

MISS NEVADA PAGEANT (Sponsored by Reno Soroptimist Club):


  1. Sherry Wagner (Miss Nevada), Reno, Tap Dance
  2. Janet Sylvia McDonald (1st Runner-up), Reno, Musical comedy piano & acrobatic routine
  3. Deanna Louise Hall (2nd Runner-up), Reno, Dance & pantomime routine
  4. Latricia Barbara Champlin (3rd Runner-up), Reno
  5. Pamela Sue Jones (4th Runner-up), Reno
  6. Betty Ann Krocak (Miss Congeniality), Lovelock
  7. Judy Mae Black, Winnemucca
  8. Joy Iselyn Vance, Carson City
  9. Vera Myrta Stowers, Carlin
  10. Carol Anne Scott, Sparks
  11. Beverly Jean Theilig, Reno
  • Miss Nevada awarded $1000 scholarship sponsored by Pepsi-Cola
  • 1st Runner-up awarded $500 scholarship sponsored by Reno Soroptimist Club
  • 2nd Runner-up, Talent winner & Miss Congeniality awarded $250 scholarship
  • 3rd & 4th Runners-up awarded $100 scholarship sponsored by Reno Soroptimist Club

Married name: Sherry Koester (Husband – Don)
High School Teacher
Sherry is deceased (7/30/1979)
Died in car crash