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Donald Backus 

Donald LeRoy Backus, 66, died Tuesday at home. 
He was born March 13, 1933, in Michigan. An Army veteran, he was a roofer and a 10-year resident of Las Vegas. 
He is survived by his wife, Arletta of Las Vegas; sons, Darrell Wiegert and David, both of Michigan; and two grandchildren. 
Desert Memorial Cremation & Burial Society handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 5, 2000

Norman Call 

Norman E. Call, 36, died Sunday in a Las Vegas hospital. 
He was born Aug. 14, 1963, in Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico. The owner of NEC Air Conditioning & Heating, he was a 36-year resident of Las Vegas and a member of the Wildwood Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 
He is survived by his wife, Noreen; sons, Justin and Jacob; daughters, Jamie, Jessica and Janice; all of Las Vegas; mother, Glenna of Provo, Utah; sisters, Juliana Steele of Las Vegas and Kristine Worthington of Provo; and brothers, Marion of Silver City, N.M., Clarence of Milford, Utah, and Adrian of Las Vegas. 
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Palm Mortuary-Cheyenne and one hour prior to services at 11 a.m. Friday at the Meadows LDS Stake Center. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 5, 2000

Rachel Clarke 

Rachel Camilla Clarke, 73, died Monday in a Las Vegas hospital. 
She was born Sept. 27, 1926, in Mississippi. A theater cashier, she was a seven-year resident of Las Vegas. 
She is survived by her daughter, Phyllis Chavez of Las Vegas; sister, Anita Small of Bastrop, Texas; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 
The family requests memorial donations be made to National Kidney Foundation of Nevada or Las Vegas Blind Center. Palm Mortuary-Downtown handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 5, 2000

Ricardo Galaviz 

Ricardo Galaviz, 20, died Saturday. 
He was born Nov. 27, 1979, in California. A manager for an employment agency, he was a one-year resident of Las Vegas. 
He is survived by his parents, Sixto and Rosalba; sisters, Lorena Torres, Brenda and Beatriz; all of Las Vegas; brothers, Javier Torres of Henderson and Sixto of Las Vegas; and grandparents, Fernando Figueroa and Urbana Figueroa, both of Mexico, and Sixto and Juanita, both of California. 
Visitation will be from noon to 7 p.m. today at Palm Mortuary-Eastern with services at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Viator Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Palm Valley View Memorial Park. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 5, 2000

Jack Hall 

Jack Charles Hall, 52, died Friday. 
He was born Oct. 17, 1947, in Alameda, Calif. A retired service representative for a utility, he was a one-year resident of Boulder City, past president of Ophir Gopher Jeep Club and a member of Native Sons of the Golden West, Masonic Lodge F&AM, 32nd Degree Masons, Scottish Rite Bodies, California Four-Wheel Drive Association, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 196 and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1245. 
He is survived by his wife, Christina Thomas-Hall of Boulder City; daughter, Stephanie Houston; stepsons, Adam Thomas and Todd Thomas; all of Chico, Calif.; stepdaughter, Cara Thomas of Boulder City; sister, Donna Wennerstrom of Hayward, Calif.; and three grandchildren. 
Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Palm Mortuary-Henderson. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 5, 2000

Joseph Havener Sr. 

Joseph H. Havener Sr., 81, died Saturday in a Las Vegas care center. 
He was born June 23, 1918, in Aldie, Va. An Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, he was a retired warden for the federal penal system and a six-year resident of Boulder City. 
He is survived by his son, Joseph Jr. of Boulder City; sister, Emily Hudson of Germantown, Md.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
Burial will be in California. Palm Mortuary-Henderson handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 5, 2000

Irene Hicks 

Irene V. Hicks, 80, died Monday. 
She was born Oct. 10, 1919, in Scott City, Kan. A retired beautician, she was a four-month resident of Las Vegas. 
She is survived by her sister, Pauline Kidwell of Scott City; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. 
Services will be at 5 p.m. Friday at Palm Mortuary-Cheyenne. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 5, 2000

Daniel Iwachniuk 

Daniel Dale "Danny" Iwachniuk, 47, died Dec. 21. 
He was born Oct. 4, 1952, in Chicago. An Army veteran, he was a construction worker and a 28-year resident of Las Vegas. 
He is survived by his mother, Ann; and sisters, Susan Hatch, Diane Rosser, Darlene Moriarty and Holly Jones, all of Las Vegas. 
A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Palm Mortuary-Cheyenne. The family requests memorial donations be made to City of Hope Medical Center, 1500 E. Duarte Road, Duarte, Calif., 91010, Attention: Central Processing. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 5, 2000

Ella James 

Ella Grace James, 71, died Dec. 29 in a Las Vegas hospital. 
She was born Jan. 31, 1928, in London. A retired assembly worker, she was a 12-year resident of Las Vegas. 
She is survived by her sons, Clarence Jr. of North Las Vegas and Raymond of Elkhart, Ind.; daughter, Jacquline Nelson of Virginia Beach, Va.; and five grandchildren. 
Memorial services will be at noon Sunday at Palm Mortuary-Cheyenne. The family requests memorial donations be made to American Diabetes Association. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 5, 2000

Alison Kirby 

Alison M. Kirby, 81, died Tuesday. 
She was born April 24, 1918, in Hickory Flat, Miss. A retired accountant for the federal government, she was a 12-year resident of Las Vegas. 
She is survived by her sons, Bobby of Bonham, Texas, and Richard of Oxnard, Calif.; daughter, Kathryn Chester of Las Vegas; sister, Mary Shinault of St. Louis; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
Visitation will be one hour prior to services at 9 a.m. Thursday at Palm Mortuary-Cheyenne. The family requests memorial donations be made to a charity of choice. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 5, 2000

Jeff Levine 

Jeff Levine, 49, died Dec. 31. 
He was born Dec. 7, 1950, in Las Vegas. An activity director for a rehabilitation center, he was a lifetime resident. 
He is survived by his wife, Donna; sons, A.J. Brown, Michael Partridge and Patrick Martinez; daughter, Tracy Partridge; and brother, Joe; all of Las Vegas. 
Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Palm Mortuary-Eastern followed by burial at Palm Valley View Memorial Park. The family requests memorial donations be made to American Cancer Society. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 5, 2000

Lawrence Long 

Lawrence H. Long, 85, died Monday in St. George, Utah. 
He was born July 3, 1914, in Panaca. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a former longtime resident of Las Vegas and was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Millie; daughters, Sherrie Whitney of Logandale, Nadine Cuff of Boise, Idaho, and Mona Haslem of St. George; sister, Thelma Adams of Las Vegas; brother, Wilford of Phoenix; many grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 
Services will be held Saturday in St. George under the direction of Metcalf Mortuary. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 5, 2000

Dolores Mathias 

Dolores Mathias, 81, died Monday. 
She was born Sept. 25, 1918, in New York. A cafeteria manager, she was a resident of Las Vegas. 
She is survived by her son, Arthur of Pahrump. 
Burial will be in California. Hites Funeral Home handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 5, 2000

Elizabeth Myers 

Elizabeth W. Myers, 84, died Tuesday in a Las Vegas care center. 
She was born Nov. 19, 1915, in Waldron, Ark. A retired teacher, she was a two-year resident of Las Vegas. 
She is survived by her son, Ron of Las Vegas; sister, Charlene Hicks of Rialto, Calif.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 
Palm Mortuary-Cheyenne handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 5, 2000

Trueheart Peatross 

Trueheart Peatross, 95, died Sunday. 
He was born April 6, 1904, in Danville, Va. A retired bank guard and courier, he was a one-year resident of Las Vegas and a former member of the Masons. 
He is survived by his son, Maurice of Las Vegas; brother, Clifford; sisters, Evalina, Mabel and Mae; all of Danville; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. 
Palm Mortuary-Cheyenne handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 5, 2000

Edward Pelligra 

Edward I. Pelligra, 77, died Monday in a Las Vegas hospital. 
He was born Aug. 31, 1922, in Paterson, N.J. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a retired contractor for a floor covering business and a 38-year resident of Las Vegas. 
He is survived by his wife, Loretta; daughter, Dawn Downs; sons, Russell Walker and Dennis; all of Las Vegas; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 
Affordable Cremation & Burial Service handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 5, 2000

Roy Powell III 

Roy K. Powell III, 32, died Sunday. 
He was born May 26, 1967, in Las Vegas. A dealer in gaming, he was a lifetime resident. 
He is survived by his parents, Ike Moses and Mickey Moses, both of Las Vegas; brothers, Cye of Minnesota and Ike Moses and David, both of Las Vegas; and sisters, Jackie Nolan of Texas and Melanie Moses of Las Vegas. 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Thomas More Catholic Church followed by burial in Bunkers Eden Vale Memorial Park. Bunkers Mortuary handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 5, 2000

Marjorie Reed 

Marjorie Reed, 81, died Saturday. 
She was born June 29, 1918, in Twin Falls, Idaho. A retired schoolteacher, she was president of The University Club, an officer in the Friendship Club and a 43-year resident of Las Vegas. 
She is survived by her daughter, Leslie Wilson of Lemoore, Calif.; sister, Lauralee Macy of McMinnville, Ore.; sister, Mary Hickman of Eugene, Ore.; sister, Dorothy Christensen of Las Vegas; sister, Barbara Roy of Twin Falls; and one grandchild. 
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until services at 1 p.m. Thursday at Palm Mortuary-Jones. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 5, 2000

Mary Roy 

Mary Virginia Roy, 81, died Friday. 
She was born July 24, 1918, in West Virginia. A retired retail saleswoman, she was a 38-year resident of Las Vegas. 
She is survived by her son, Gary of La Vergne, Tenn.; three brothers; three sisters; and one grandchild. 
Desert Memorial Cremation & Burial Society handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 5, 2000

Esther Rubino 

Esther Rubino, 81, died Tuesday. 
She was born Jan. 16, 1918, in Brooklyn, N.Y. A retired accountant, she was a 20-year resident of Las Vegas and a member of Nevada National Alliance of the Mentally Ill. 
She is survived by her son, Dan of Las Vegas; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild. 
The family requests memorial donations be made to Nevada National Alliance of the Mentally Ill. Palm Mortuary-Eastern handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 5, 2000

Marie Rudd 

Marie Rudd, 79, died Monday at home. 
She was born May 29, 1920, in Michigan. A secretary in civil service, she was a 44-year resident of the area and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary and Navy Fleet Reserve Association Ladies Auxiliary. 
She is survived by her husband, Mike of Pahrump; daughters, Linda Miller of Vancouver, Wash., and Patricia Bird of Pahrump; sister, Barbara Jordan of San Diego; and two granddaughters. 
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Pahrump Family Mortuary handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 5, 2000

James Rush III 

James P. Rush III, 52, died Saturday. 
He was born Jan. 26, 1947, in Pennsylvania. A firefighter, he was a resident of Las Vegas. 
He is survived by his son, Michael of Pennsylvania. 
Burial will be in Pennsylvania. Hites Funeral Home handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 5, 2000

Almond Sanders 

Almond Pete Sanders, 67, died Sunday. 
He was born April 26, 1932, in Hartwell, Ga. An Army veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars, he was a mail handler for the U.S. Postal Service, a two-year resident of Las Vegas and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion. 
He is survived by his wife, Garnet of Las Vegas; daughter, Pamela Barrett of Needles, Calif.; son, Jeffery of Phoenix; and two grandchildren. 
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Palm Mortuary-Eastern, where services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday. Burial will follow at Palm Valley View Memorial Park. The family requests memorial donations be made to American Lung Association. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 5, 2000

Mary Schroeder 

Mary T. Schroeder, 87, died Sunday. 
She was born Aug. 6, 1912, in Cleveland. A retired medical secretary, she was a 10-year resident of Las Vegas. 
She is survived by her son, Robert of Westlake, Ohio; daughter, Mary Lou Sarkissian of Las Vegas; brother, Paul Arthur of Parma, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. The family requests memorial donations be made to the church building fund. Affordable Cremation & Burial Service handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 5, 2000

Mary Speight 

Mary C. Speight, 78, died Monday in Nathan Adelson Hospice. 
She was born Jan. 19, 1921, in Farsley, Yorkshire, England. A homemaker, she was a member of Southern Nevada Museum Guild and Phi Epsilon Phi Sorority and an 11-year resident of Henderson. 
She is survived by her husband, Harold; son, Phillip; both of Henderson; and one grandchild. 
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Palm Mortuary-Henderson. The family requests memorial donations be made to American Heart Association or Juvenile Diabetes Association. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 5, 2000

Norman Stoneback 

Norman R. Stoneback, 74, died Tuesday. 
He was born June 22, 1925, in Minnesota. A merchant marine veteran, he was a manager for the U.S. Postal Service and a resident of Las Vegas and Washington. 
He is survived by his daughter, Delores Ingram of Washington; sons, Jeff of Las Vegas and Howard of Washington; brother, Donald; sister, Virginia Freelund; both of Washington; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. 
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Bunker Mortuary. Burial will be in Washington. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 5, 2000

Wanphen Udomprasert 

Wanphen Udomprasert, 61, died Monday. 
She was born Sept. 25, 1938, in Thailand. A homemaker, she was a nine-month resident of Las Vegas. 
She is survived by her daughter, Waawwadee Suranunt of North Hollywood, Calif. 
Burial will be in Thailand. Hites Funeral Home handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 5, 2000

Jean Webster 

Jean Webster, 65, died Tuesday in a Las Vegas hospital. 
She was born April 11, 1934, in Grand Haven, Mich. A retired baker in a hotel, she was a 21-year resident of Las Vegas and a member of the Culinary union. 
She is survived by her husband, Roger of Las Vegas; sons, Robert of Phoenix and Ronald of Las Vegas; daughters, Debra Grunthaner of Phoenix and Tammie Steiner of Las Vegas; brothers, Larry Mills and Lowen Mills, both of Grand Haven; sister, Judy Vandenberg of Boca Raton, Fla.; and five grandchildren. 
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Palm Mortuary-Jones. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 5, 2000

Damien Wilborn Jr. 

Damien Lamont Wilborn Jr., infant, died Dec. 30 in a Las Vegas hospital. 
He was born Aug. 3, 1999, in Las Vegas. 
He is survived by his mother, Karise Gilbert; father, Damien Sr.; grandparents, Armisha Gilbert, Danny Holmes, Roderick Lee and Andrea; great-grandmothers, Barbara Lee, Shelly Holmes, Joanne Mask and Louvenia; and great-great-grandmother, Flossie Logan; all of Las Vegas. 
Visitation will be from noon until services at 2 p.m. Thursday at Palm Mortuary-downtown. Graveside services will follow at Palm Memorial Park. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 5, 2000

Richard Willard 

Richard D. Willard, 63, died Sunday. 
He was born July 4, 1936, in Indiana. A physician, he was a 20-year resident of Las Vegas. 
He is survived by his daughter, Vicki Yoder of Fort Wayne, Ind.; sons, Bret of Miami and Bart of Fort Wayne; father, Ray of New Castle, Ind.; brother, Edward of Hagerstown, Ind.; sister, Barbara Bunger of Indiana; and eight grandchildren. 
Burial will be in Indiana. Hites Funeral Home handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 5, 2000

Bonnie Wilson 

Bonnie Joyce Wilson, 49, died Saturday at home. 
She was born Jan. 24, 1950, in Mitchell, S.D. A flagger for a construction company, she was a three-year resident of Fallon and a former resident of Las Vegas. 
She is survived by her son, Edwin Berry of Medford, Ore.; mother, Mildred Parsons of Bishop, Calif.; sisters, Cindy Tompkins of Medford, Judy James of Rapid City, S.D., and Pam Chevey of Palmdale, Calif.; brother, Denny of Salt Lake City; and one granddaughter. 
Smith Family Funeral Home, Fallon, handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 5, 2000

Frida Barco 

Frida Barco, 88, died Dec. 30 in a Las Vegas hospital. 
She was born Dec. 22, 1911, in Berlin. A retired seamstress, she was a 20-year resident of Las Vegas. 
She is survived by her son, Aldo of Las Vegas; and two grandchildren. 
Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Affordable Cremation & Burial Service. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 6, 2000

Gary Blake 

Gary S. Blake, 54, died Sunday. 
He was born Nov. 23, 1945, in Hillsborough, N.C. A waiter in a hotel-casino, he was a 42-year resident of Las Vegas. 
He is survived by his mother, Hazel of Las Vegas. 
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Palm Valley View Memorial Park. Palm Mortuary-Eastern handled arrangements. The family requests memorial donations be made to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 6, 2000

William Bluestein 

William H. Bluestein, 82, died Tuesday. 
He was born July 18, 1917, in Brooklyn, N.Y. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a retired real estate broker and a five-year resident of Las Vegas. 
He is survived by his wife, Avis of Las Vegas; daughter, Judy Gross of Henderson; son, David of Ridgefield, Conn.; brother, Barnard of Boca Raton, Fla.; and four grandchildren. 
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery. The family requests memorial donations be made to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Affordable Cremation & Burial Service handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 6, 2000

Virginia Brinkley 

Virginia Mae Brinkley, 63, died Monday. 
She was born Jan. 2, 1937, in West Virginia. A certified nursing assistant, she was a resident of Las Vegas. 
She is survived by her sons, Rodney and John; daughter, Janice Hill; all of Las Vegas; brother, Robert Rose of Virginia; sisters, Gertrude Nave of Florida, Geraldine Stillman, Trudy Day and Shelby Woolridge, all of West Virginia, and Barbara Rhodes of South Carolina; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Bunkers Mortuary, where services will be at 2 p.m. Friday. Burial will follow at Bunkers Eden Vale Memorial Park. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 6, 2000

John Burns 

John H. Burns, 76, died Dec. 29. 
He was born July 21, 1923, in Jackson, Miss. An Army veteran, he was a retired associate in a hotel and a 36-year resident of Las Vegas. 
He is survived by his sons, George of Las Vegas and Jerry of Newellton, La.; daughter, Beverly Howard; stepdaughter, Mildred Baltimore; stepson, Melvin Hawkins Jr.; sister, Jessie Windom; brothers, Willie and Percy; all of Las Vegas; 17 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. 
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Bunkers Mortuary with burial at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 6, 2000

Natalie Calleros 

Natalie Denise Calleros, 2, died Tuesday in a Las Vegas hospital. 
She was born March 5, 1997, in Las Vegas. 
She is survived by her parents, Art and Maria; brother, Art Jr.; and grandparents, Elena Saavedra, Rafael and Josefina; all of Las Vegas. 
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. Friday at Palm Mortuary-Eastern. Burial will follow at Palm Valley View Memorial Park. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 6, 2000 

Rogelio Cassol Sr. 

Rogelio Carlos Cassol Sr., 53, died Tuesday in a North Las Vegas hospital. 
He was born May 14, 1946, in Rosario, Argentina. A jeweler, he was a four-year resident of Las Vegas. 
He is survived by his daughter, Moiselle Matthews of North Las Vegas; sons, Rogelio Jr. of Klamath Falls, Ore., and Antonio of North Las Vegas; sister, Lucia of Rosario; and one grandchild. 
Palm Mortuary-Cheyenne handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 6, 2000

Dorothy Christopher 

Dorothy Mary Christopher, 91, died Monday. 
She was born Aug. 15, 1908, in Great Falls, Mont. A retired executive secretary, she was a member of Republican Women Club and a 24-year resident of Las Vegas. 
She is survived by her husband, Norman; daughter, Carol Jones; both of Las Vegas; brother, James Levin of Somers, Mont.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 
Nevada Funeral Service-Nevada Cremation or Burial Society handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 6, 2000

Anne Conte 

Anne Conte, 75, died Tuesday in a Las Vegas hospital. 
She was born April 5, 1924, in Brooklyn, N.Y. A homemaker, she was a 42-year resident of Las Vegas and a member of Star Auxiliary and The Excellent Drivers Club. 
She is survived by her husband, Pat; daughter, Francine Carver; both of Las Vegas; sons, Christopher of Henderson and P.J. of Las Vegas; sister, Jean Russo of Terryville, N.Y.; brother, Phil Sciacca of Las Vegas; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until a vigil at 7 p.m. Friday at Christ the King Catholic Church, where Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday. Burial will follow at Palm Valley View Memorial Park. The family requests memorial donations be made to American Cancer Society. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 6, 2000

Pearl Deatch 

Pearl R. Deatch, 87, died Dec. 24. 
She was born Sept. 8, 1912. A homemaker, she was a 47-year resident of Las Vegas. 
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Palm Valley View Memorial Park. Palm Mortuary-Henderson handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 6, 2000

Robert Douglas 

Robert Edward Douglas, 78, died Monday in a Las Vegas hospital. 
He was born May 16, 1921, in Akron, Ohio. An Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, he was a retired stone mason in construction and a 20-year resident of Las Vegas. 
He is survived by his wife, Vella; and daughter, Sandra Manassum; both of Las Vegas. 
Palm Mortuary-Jones handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 6, 2000

Harold English 

Harold R. English, 85, died Wednesday in a Henderson hospital. 
He was born June 10, 1914, in Kansas City, Mo. A retired lathe operator for Titanium Metals Corp., he was a 53-year resident of Henderson. 
He is survived by his daughter, Marla of Bakersfield, Calif.; sons, Harold Jr., Gary, Ronald and David, all of Henderson; sister, Helen Alves of Lone Pine, Calif.; 17 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. 
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Palm Mortuary-Henderson, where services will be at 11 a.m. Monday. Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Park-Henderson. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 6, 2000

Charleen Gensler 

Charleen M. Gensler, 68, died Jan. 1. 
She was born Aug. 25, 1931, in Santa Monica, Calif. A retired clerk for a utility, she was a 22-year resident of Las Vegas. 
She is survived by her sons, Robert of Las Vegas and Lee of Compton, Calif.; daughters, Linda Collie of Vancouver, Wash., Gloria Knapp and Teresa, both of Temple City, Calif., and Gwyn of Las Vegas; sister, Gloria Smyth of Wilton, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. 
Visitation will be from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Affordable Cremation & Burial Service. The family requests memorial donations be made to American Heart Association or American Cancer Society. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 6, 2000

Terril Goss 

Terril James Goss, 53, died Sunday. 
He was born Aug. 28, 1946, in Vian, Okla. A retired Air Force veteran, he was a 14-year resident of Las Vegas. 
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; sons, Andre of Puerto Rico, Richard Wholey of Anderson, S.C., and Steven Wholey of Las Vegas; daughter, Angela Jones of Fort Worth, Texas; brothers, John of Chicago, Michael of Long Beach, Calif., and David of Shreveport, La.; sisters, Roxana Fuquay, Ludella Morris and Dorlas Johnson, all of Kansas City, Mo., Sandra Lockwood and Shirley Key, both of Las Vegas, Catherine Penegfar and Geneva Brown, both of Los Angeles, Mary Coleman of Inglewood, Calif., and Geraldine Craddock of Gardena, Calif.; and three grandchildren. 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Harrison-Ross Mortuary followed by burial in Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 6, 2000

Mildred Haeussler 

Mildred Harriet Haeussler, 85, died Monday in a Las Vegas hospital. 
She was born Aug. 17, 1914, in Des Moines, Iowa. A retired legal secretary, she was a 14-year resident of Las Vegas. 
She is survived by her husband, Irvin of Las Vegas; daughters, Susan of Los Angeles, Nancy Tarin of Las Vegas and Linda Kirby of Kansas; sons, Steven of Los Angeles and Timothy of Las Vegas; sisters, Rusty, Dorothy and Betty; and nine grandchildren. 
Services are private. Palm Mortuary-Cheyenne handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 6, 2000

Helen Inman 

Helen Marguerite Shaver Inman, 74, died Sunday. 
She was born March 25, 1925, in Detroit. A homemaker, she was a 23-year resident of Las Vegas. 
She is survived by her sons, David of Las Vegas and Robin of Missouri; daughters, Donna Gaudio of Utah and Marsha Del Rio of California; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. 
Services are private. Nevada Funeral Service-Nevada Cremation or Burial Society handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 6, 2000

Dyanne Jacobsen 

Dyanne Jacobsen, 51, died Dec. 26 in a Henderson hospital. 
She was born April 15, 1948, in Kansas City, Mo. A former bank teller, she was a 13-year resident of Henderson. 
She is survived by her son, Eric of Las Vegas; father, Edward Tharp of Mesa, Ariz.; and brother, Edward Tharp II of Quincy, Ill. 
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Palm Mortuary-Eastern. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 6, 2000

Robert Jay 

Robert Arnold Jay, 59, died Sunday. 
He was born Oct. 5, 1940, in Durban, South Africa. An Army veteran, he was a graphics artist and a three-year resident of Las Vegas. 
He is survived by his sons, Derek of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Ryan of Edmonton, Alberta, and Ted of Harpers Ferry, Va.; mother, Winifred of Leesburg, Va.; sisters, Pamela of Arlington, Va., and Jeannette Herndon of Leesburg; and three grandchildren. 
Services will be held in Leesburg. Nevada Funeral Service-Nevada Cremation or Burial Society handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 6, 2000

Bruce Kenneda 

Bruce E. Kenneda, 68, died Saturday. 
He was born Jan. 9, 1931, in Battle Creek, Mich. An Army veteran of the Korean War, he was a retired cabdriver and a 33-year resident of Las Vegas. 
He is survived by his wife, Twila of Las Vegas; daughter, Diane Petersen of Cedar City, Utah; son, David of Henderson; sister, Kathleen Graff of Tucson, Ariz.; brothers, Walter of San Antonio and Raymond of Battle Creek; and two grandchildren. 
Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Palm Mortuary-downtown handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 6, 2000

Robert Lemon 

Robert C. Lemon, 58, died Tuesday. 
He was born Oct. 25, 1941, in Gary, Ind. A Navy veteran, he was a retired carpenter in construction and a 10-year resident of Las Vegas. 
He is survived by his wife, Jo Anne of Las Vegas; daughters, Janet Felix of Henderson and Sherri Santerelli of Port Jefferson Station, N.Y.; sons, Robert of Eatonville, Wash., and David of Las Vegas; mother, Frances Senk of Fontana, Calif.; sister, Judy of San Bernardino, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. 
Affordable Cremation & Burial Service handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 6, 2000

Nicole Lommason 

Nicole Rae Lommason, 2, died Friday in a Las Vegas hospital. 
She was born Sept. 4, 1997, in Las Vegas. 
She is survived by her parents, Gary and Barbara; sister, Amanda; brother, Christopher; all of Las Vegas; grandparents, Raub and Jo, both of Williamson, N.Y., and Richard Murphy, Martha Murphy and Sharon Berger, all of Las Vegas; and great-grandmothers, Helen Failing of Utah and Jo of New Jersey. 
Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. today at Palm Mortuary-Eastern with graveside services at noon at Palm Valley View Memorial Park. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 6, 2000

Joseph Lopardo 

Joseph Elliott Lopardo, 49, died Wednesday in a local hospital. 
He was born Aug. 16, 1950, in Brooklyn, N.Y. A senior fire prevention inspector for the Las Vegas Fire Department, he was an 11-year resident of Las Vegas, a member of International Association of Firefighters and founder of Pulmonary Alveoli Protenosis. 
He is survived by his wife, Stephanie; daughters, Nicole and Tiffany; son, Brian; all of Las Vegas; and sister, Connie Kenny of New Jersey. 
Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bunkers Mortuary. The family requests memorial donations be made to American Lung Association. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 6, 2000

Nelda Lynam 

Nelda Lee Lynam, 63, died Dec. 29. 
She was born June 25, 1936, in London, Ark. An office manager for an environmental services company, she was a four-year resident of Las Vegas and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Unit 1744 Ladies Auxiliary. 
She is survived by her husband, James Sr.; children, Melinda Bryette, Brenda, Erin Martinez, Gary, William Blackburn, James and Daniel; sisters, LaDonna Bowley and Patty Price; 23 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
Burial will be in California. Valley Memorial Crematory handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 6, 2000

Raymond Marandola 

Raymond N. Marandola, 70, died Monday in a Las Vegas hospital. 
He was born Dec. 28, 1929, in Providence, R.I. An Army Air Corps veteran of the Korean War, he was a retired laboratory manager, a four-year resident of North Las Vegas and a member of Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus and St. Joseph's Council No. 10442. 
He is survived by his companion, Judith; daughter, Shani Heather; both of Las Vegas; brother, Joseph of Brockton, Mass.; and two grandchildren. 
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until a rosary at 6 p.m. Friday at Palm Mortuary-Cheyenne. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Husband of Mary Catholic Church. Burial is private. The family requests memorial donations be made to American Cancer Society. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 6, 2000

Harry Masterson Jr. 

Harry Clifton Masterson Jr., 72, died Monday. 
He was born Oct. 14, 1927, in Missouri. A Marine Corps and Army veteran, he was an electrician in a hotel, a 20-year resident of Las Vegas and a member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and Operating Engineers. 
He is survived by his wife, Anna of Las Vegas; daughter, Darlene Dealy of California; brothers, Joe, Bill and Roy; sisters, Kitty, Barbara and Carol; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. 
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Bunkers Mortuary. Burial is private. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 6, 2000

Joani McLemore 

Joani McLemore, 53, died Tuesday in a Las Vegas hospital. 
She was born May 3, 1946, in Los Angeles. A 28-year resident of Las Vegas, she worked in retail sales. 
She is survived by her husband, Dennis of Las Vegas; sons, David Smith of Norfolk, Va., and Bill and Patrick, both of Las Vegas; sister, Mary Aldridge of Lone Grove, Okla.; sister, Roddie Baden of Brian Head, Utah; and one grandchild. 
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Shadow Hills Baptist Church. Palm Mortuary-Jones handled arrangements. The family requests memorial donations be made to the church building fund. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 6, 2000

Alfonso Mendez 

Alfonso Mendez, 76, died Dec. 27. 
He was born July 19, 1923, in Los Angeles. A machine operator in manufacturing, he was a one-year resident of Las Vegas. 
He is survived by his wife, Mirta of Las Vegas; sons, Richard of Ontario, Calif., and Stephen of Hacienda Heights, Calif.; brothers, James Jr., Frank, Louie and Alex; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until services at 2 p.m. Friday at Palm Mortuary-Downtown followed by graveside services at 2:30 p.m. at Palm Memorial Park. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 6, 2000

Paul Michael 

Paul Michael, 78, died Sunday. 
He was born Oct. 31, 1921, in Detroit. A Navy veteran of World War II, he was a former associate in a brewery, an 11-year resident of Las Vegas and a member of American Legion and St. Bridget's Catholic Church. 
He is survived by his son, Dan of Belleville, Mich.; daughter, Lorraine Boahbedason of Canton, Mich.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 
Visitation will be from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Friday at Davis Paradise Valley Funeral Home followed by graveside services at 11 a.m. at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 6, 2000

Janet Moffat 

Janet Margaret Moffat, 59, died Monday. 
She was born Dec. 8, 1940, in Utah. A legal secretary, she was an eight-month resident of Las Vegas. 
She is survived by her daughter, Lisa Cosgrove of Lakeside, Ariz. 
Burial is private. Hites Funeral Home handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 6, 2000

Barbara Neumann 

Barbara Ann Neumann, 44, died Monday. 
She was born June 19, 1955, in Youngstown, Ohio. A homemaker, she was a five-year resident of Las Vegas and served as a crossing guard. 
She is survived by her husband, Kenneth of Las Vegas; daughter, Crystal Basenback; son, Jeremiah Basenback; both of Henderson; mother, Doris Carnell of Phoenix; sisters, Mary Robinson and Wanda Porter, both of Henderson, and Teresa Thomas of Phoenix; and brother, Mark Drake of Henderson. 
Visitation will be one hour prior to services at 2 p.m. Friday at Paradise Bible Baptist Church followed by burial in Paradise Memorial Gardens. Davis Funeral Home handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 6, 2000

Albert Provost 

Albert Charles Provost, 55, died Tuesday. 
He was born Nov. 20, 1944, in New York. A custodian, he was a five-year resident of Las Vegas. 
He is survived by his son, Michael Mosher; daughters, Tina Marcotte, Darlene Locke and Cynthia Mosher; sisters, Marjorie Carpenter and Deanna O'Connell; all of New York; brothers, Phillip of Las Vegas and Thomas of New York; and nine grandchildren. 
Burial is private. Hites Funeral Home handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 6, 2000

Shirley Rizzo 

Shirley Marie Rizzo, 72, died Monday. 
She was born Aug. 31, 1927, in Montevideo, Minn. A businesswoman, she was a 10-year resident of Henderson. 
She is survived by her husband, Sebastiano; sons, John and Dave; all of Henderson; daughter, Susan Mellen of Long Beach, Calif.; and four grandchildren. 
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. Palm Mortuary-Eastern handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 6, 2000

Josephine Romano 

Josephine Romano, 76, died Tuesday. 
She was born March 28, 1923, in Palermo, Italy. A seamstress, she was a 10-year resident of Las Vegas. 
She is survived by her son, Joseph of Arlington Heights, Ill.; daughters, Angela Saitta of Las Vegas and Frances Piurkowski of Oak Park, Ill.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. 
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday at Davis Paradise Valley Funeral Home followed by services at 1 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 6, 2000

Virginia Smith 

Virginia R. Smith, 79, died Jan. 1 in a Las Vegas hospital. 
She was born July 23, 1920, in Elkins, W.Va. A retired waitress in a restaurant, she was a 12-year resident of Las Vegas. 
She is survived by her daughters, Julie Ellis of Las Vegas, Leslie Baker of York Springs, Pa., and Terry Gudzin of Saugus, Calif.; son, James Jr. of Landisburg, Pa.; sister, Louise Parker of Las Vegas; brother, Stanley Fredlock of North Carolina; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. 
Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Palm Memorial Park-Downtown. The family requests memorial donations be made to American Heart Association. Affordable Cremation & Burial Service handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 6, 2000

Frank Spaulding Jr. 

Frank E. Spaulding Jr., 60, died Tuesday. 
He was born March 8, 1939, in Oregon. An electrician for the federal government, he was a resident of Las Vegas. 
He is survived by his wife, Marsha of Las Vegas; son, Rick of Reno; daughters, Rose Eighmy and Lisa Spillman, both of Las Vegas, and Kim Gold of Kittery, Maine; mother, Edith Hill of Albany, N.Y.; brothers, George Kirbu of Big Bear Lake, Calif., and Don Hill of Las Vegas; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. 
Visitation will be from 8 to 9 a.m. today at Hites Funeral Home followed by graveside services at 9:30 a.m. at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 6, 2000

Philip Spiegel 

Philip Spiegel, 84, died Friday in Sunrise, Fla. 
He was born April 5, 1915, in Brooklyn, N.Y. A retired aircraft mechanic, he was a 14-year resident of Las Vegas. 
He is survived by his daughter, Joan Nourick of Sunrise; son, Barry of Florida; and two grandchildren. 
Graveside services were held Wednesday at Palm Valley View Memorial Park. Palm Mortuary-Eastern handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 6, 2000

Charles Tarr Jr. 

Charles Tarr Jr., 84, died Friday in a Las Vegas hospital. 
He was born Oct. 20, 1915, in Kiev, Russia. An Air Force veteran who served during World War II, he was the owner of Addressing and Mailing Inc., a 50-year resident of Las Vegas, and a member of Civil Air Patrol, Charles T. Kandel Post of Jewish War Veterans, Elks Lodge No. 1468 and Host Lions Club. 
He is survived by his daughter, Barbara of Las Vegas; and three grandchildren. 
Memorial services will be at 6 p.m. Jan. 12 at Palm Mortuary-Downtown. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 6, 2000

Kenneth Taylor Sr. 

Kenneth Lee Taylor Sr., 57, died Dec. 30 in a Las Vegas hospital. 
He was born Nov. 9, 1942, in Augusta, Ga. A truck driver, he was a 40-year resident of Las Vegas and a member of Teamsters Local 14. 
He is survived by his daughters, Donna of Las Vegas and Rhonda Shelor of North Carolina; son, Kenneth Jr.; mother and stepfather, Margaret Romero and Wally Romero; all of Las Vegas; brother, Richard of Covington, Va.; and sisters, Patricia Atkins of Abraham, W.Va., and Janet Willie of Las Vegas. 
Desert Memorial Cremation & Burial Society handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 6, 2000

Margaret Thompson 

Margaret M. Thompson, 83, died Dec. 27. 
She was born May 31, 1916, in Omaha, Neb., and was a 17-year resident of Las Vegas. 
She is survived by her husband, James; son, Roderick; both of Las Vegas; brother, Gene Liebentritt of Crawford, Neb.; three grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. 
Services will be at 2:45 p.m. Friday at Paradise Memorial Gardens. Davis Paradise Valley Funeral Home handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 6, 2000

Edward Turner Sr. 

Edward Joseph Turner Sr., 84, died Jan. 1 in a local care center. 
He was born Jan. 25, 1915, in Chicago. A truck driver, he was a 15-year resident of Las Vegas and a member of Polka Boosters Club. 
He is survived by his wife, Jean of Las Vegas; son, Edward of Orland Park, Ill.; daughter, Nancy of Cape Coral, Fla.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Davis Funeral Home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Guardian Angel Cathedral followed by burial in Paradise Memorial Gardens. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 6, 2000

Dennis Van Tilburg 

Dennis M. Van Tilburg, 34, died Monday in a Las Vegas hospital. 
He was born Sept. 29, 1965, in Pittsburgh. A carpet installer, he was a 27-year resident of Las Vegas. 
He is survived by his companion, Jill Gilbert of Las Vegas; sons, Denny and Dean, both of Redding, Pa.; parents, Jeanne and Thomas; sister, Tammy Craigmyle; all of Las Vegas; and brother, Thomas Jr. of Spain. 
Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. today at Palm Mortuary-Cheyenne, where services will be at 11 a.m. Friday. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 6, 2000<


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