After her husband Rollin died in 1939, this charismatic woman carried on as owner of the Humboldt Star.
Her distinguished career spanned from 1922 to 1960, when she sold the Winnemucca newspaper. She was the first woman to be president of the Nevada Press Association.
Her obituary from Palo Alto, Calif., Dec. 13, 1976: Mrs. Avery D. Stitser, 76, former publisher of the Humboldt Star newspaper and first woman president of the Nevada State Press Association, died Friday night here. Mrs. Stitser was born in Virginia City in 1900. She and her husband, Rollin C. Stitser, began publishing the Humboldt Sun in 1922. She took over direction of the paper after his death in 1939.