Miscellaneous Clark County, Nevada Obituaries

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Robert Amadon 

Robert K. Amadon, 63, died Tuesday. 
He was born Dec. 26, 1936, in Vinita, Okla. An Air Force veteran, he was a retired bartender and a 42-year resident of Las Vegas. 
He is survived by his parents, Charles and Ruth, both of Las Vegas. 
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until services at 2 p.m. Saturday at Palm Mortuary-Downtown. Burial will follow at Palm Memorial Park. The family requests memorial donations be made to the American Diabetes Association. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 7, 2000

Leroy Ashley 

Leroy Ashley, 62, died Monday. 
He was born Dec. 6, 1937, in Elmira, N.Y. An Air Force veteran of the Korean War, he was a retired glass technician and a four-year resident of Las Vegas. 
He is survived by his wife, Edna of Las Vegas; daughter, Renee Thomas of Buffalo, N.Y.; sons, Ricky Taylor of Compton, Calif., Marko of Long Beach, Calif., and Darrell of Elmira, N.Y.; sister, Isabelle, of Elmira, N.Y.; and one grandchild. 
Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until services at noon Monday at Palm Mortuary-Downtown. Burial will follow at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 7, 2000

James Billingsley 

James F. Billingsley, 72, died Wednesday. 
He was born Dec. 13, 1927, in Muskegon, Mich. A retired educator and psychologist, he was a 10-month resident of Las Vegas. 
He is survived by his wife, Gail of Blue Diamond; sons, Scott of Los Angeles and Trent of Blue Diamond; daughter, Linn of Blue Diamond; brothers, Bruce of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Gerald of Muskegon, Mich.; and three grandchildren. 
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Palm Mortuary-Jones. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 7, 2000

Helen Brock 

Helen E. Brock, 83, died Wednesday. 
She was born Aug. 8, 1916, in Douglas, Wyo. A homemaker, she was a 19-year resident of Las Vegas. 
She is survived by her daughters, Donna Simonson of Las Vegas, Barbara Heinz of Lancaster, Calif., and Joyce Lee of Billings, Mont.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 
Palm Mortuary-Jones handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 7, 2000

Joyce Butler 

Joyce M. Butler, 70, died Tuesday. 
She was born Dec. 8, 1929, in Ionia, Mich. A homemaker, she was a 50-year resident of Henderson. 
She is survived by her daughter, EmLee Oldfield of West Haven, Utah; son, Eric of Las Vegas; sister, June Mort of Mesick, Mich.; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 
Memorial services will be at 5 p.m. Monday at Jehovah's Witnesses Congregation-Henderson. Palm Mortuary-Henderson handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 7, 2000

Eddie Campbell 

Eddie T. Campbell, 60, died Jan. 1. 
He was born Jan. 17, 1939, in Seguin, Texas. An Army veteran, he was a mechanic for the Clark County School District and a 10-year resident of Las Vegas. 
He is survived by his wife, Francine of Las Vegas; daughters, Linda Spangler of Las Vegas and Rita Hyden of Henderson; brothers, Michael, James and Peter, all of Sequin, and Roger of San Antonio; sister, Betty Hyden of San Antonio; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. 
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Davis Paradise Valley Funeral Home. Services follow at 2 p.m. at Jehovah's Witnesses Congregation, 2520 E. Patrick Lane. The family requests memorial donations be made to the Pebble Lane Hall Building Fund at Jehovah's Witnesses Congregation. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 7, 2000

Ida Chapman 

Ida M. Chapman, 82, died Tuesday. 
She was born April 30, 1917, in Wynnewood, Okla. A waitress in a restaurant, she was a 26-year resident of Las Vegas. 
She is survived by her husband, Keith; and daughter, Sandra Worrel, both of Las Vegas; son, James Antuna of Edmond, Okla.; stepson, Dean of Carmel, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. 
Services are private. The family requests memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society. Nevada Funeral Service-Nevada Cremation or Burial Society handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 7, 2000

Helen Dean 

Helen R. Dean, 80, died Tuesday. 
She was born Oct. 7, 1919, in Wichita, Kan. A retired clerk for the assessors office, she was a 17-year resident of Las Vegas. 
She is survived by her daughters, Donna Cardin of Melbourne, Fla., and Gail Dean of Kansas City, Kan.; sons, Richard of Manhattan, N.Y., Virgil Fairchild of Schaumburg, Ill., and Gerald Fairchild of Redondo Beach, Calif.; sisters, Opal, Edna, and Mary; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. 
Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Jan. 15 at Palm Mortuary-Jones. Burial will follow at Palm Memorial Park-Northwest. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 7, 2000

Benedicto Flores 

Benedicto Himatay Flores, 53, died Tuesday. 
He was born July 7, 1946, in the Philippines. A chef in a restaurant, he was a resident of Las Vegas. 
He is survived by his brother, Rolando of San Diego. 
Burial will be in California. Hites Funeral Home handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 7, 2000

George Glanzer 

George S. Glanzer, 86, died Saturday. 
He was born March 17, 1913, in South Dakota. A clerk for the federal government, he was a 20-year resident of Las Vegas. 
He is survived by his brother, Andrew of South Dakota. 
Burial is private. Hites Funeral Home handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 7, 2000

Jerry Grice 

Jerry Grice, 35, died Wednesday. 
He was born May 4, 1964, in Mississippi. A service representative in a hotel, he was a resident of Las Vegas. 
He is survived by his sister, Donna George of Mississippi. 
Burial will be in Mississippi. Hites Funeral Home handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 7, 2000

Joseph Insera 

Joseph C. Insera, 52, died Tuesday. 
He was born Aug. 13, 1947, in Buffalo, N.Y. An Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he was a chef in a restaurant and a 19-year resident of North Las Vegas. 
He is survived by his daughters, Leila of Las Vegas and Lori of Buffalo, N.Y.; and sons, Joseph and Zachary; and brothers, Frank and Russell Jr., all of Las Vegas. 
Memorial services will be at noon Saturday at Praise Ministries. Affordable Cremation & Burial Service handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 7, 2000

Joseph Jeffries 

Joseph R. Jeffries, 85, died Dec. 21. 
He was born Jan. 19, 1914, in Des Moines, Iowa. A youth instructor, he was a resident of Las Vegas and a member of Shriners, Scottish Rite, Masonic Lodge, Legion of Honors and Zelzah Shrine Temple. 
He is survived by his wife, Jane of Las Vegas; sons, Stephen of St. George, Utah, and David of Las Vegas; brother, Harry of Washington, Utah; sister, June Jeffries-Magoon of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and four grandchildren. 
Burial was at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Bunkers Mortuary handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 7, 2000

Edward Lane 

Edward Joseph "Rocky" Lane, 70, died Monday. 
He was born Sept. 10, 1929, in Indiana. A Coast Guard veteran, he was a retired contractor and a 21-year resident of Las Vegas. 
He is survived by his wife, Rosalie of North Las Vegas; sons, Charles of Las Vegas and Joe of North Las Vegas; and one granddaughter. 
Burial is private. Valley Memorial Crematory handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 7, 2000

Dean Nelson 

Dean Brent Nelson, 55, died Wednesday. 
He was born May 4, 1944, in Cedar City, Utah. An Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he was a retired police officer and a 33-year resident of Las Vegas. 
He is survived by his sons, Richard, Michael and Eric, all of Las Vegas, and Ryan of Henderson; mother, Elva of Cedar City; sister, Mary Bell of Richfield, Utah; and four grandchildren. 
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Palm Mortuary-Eastern. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Sun Valley chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Burial will be in Cedar City. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 7, 2000

Joe Pospisil 

Joe W. "Sam" Pospisil, 84, died Tuesday. 
He was born April 7, 1915, in Clarkson, Neb. A retired manager for a transit company, he was an eight-year resident of Las Vegas and a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles. 
He is survived by his sons, Bill of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Jim of Omaha, Neb.; brothers, Jerry of Billings, Mont., and George of Omaha; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Davis Paradise Valley Funeral Home, where services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday. Burial will follow at Paradise Memorial Gardens. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 7, 2000

Katherine Rush 

Katherine Rush, 90, died Tuesday. 
She was born Sept. 10, 1909, in Tennessee. A retired florist, she was a 40-year resident of Las Vegas. 
She is survived by two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. 
Services are pending. Desert Memorial Cremation & Burial Society handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 7, 2000

John Sorrentino 

John C. Sorrentino, 87, died Tuesday. 
He was born April 18, 1912, in Naples, Italy. An Air Force veteran who served in World War II, he was a retired clothing salesman and a five-year resident of Las Vegas. 
He is survived by his son, Dino of Henderson. 
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Palm Mortuary-Eastern. The family requests memorial donations be made to the Augustus Society, P.O. Box 28255, Las Vegas, 89126. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 7, 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; brothers, Thomas of Las Vegas and Donald of Washington; sister, Virginia Freelund of Washington; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. 
Visitation was held Wednesday at Bunkers Mortuary. Burial will be in Washington.. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 7, 2000

Judith Agcopra 

Judith S. Agcopra, 79, died Thursday in a Las Vegas hospital. 
She was born Jan. 20, 1920, in the Philippines. A homemaker, she was a 16-year resident of Las Vegas. 
She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Washburn. 
Desert Memorial Cremation & Burial Society handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 8, 2000

Sarah Black 

Sarah H. Black, 74, died Wednesday. 
She was born July 20, 1925, in New York. A personnel manager for the federal government, she was a 44-year resident of North Las Vegas. 
She is survived by her daughter, Julia of California. 
Burial is private. Hites Funeral Home handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 8, 2000

Hank Bradley 

Hank Thomas Bradley, 52, died Wednesday. 
He was born July 3, 1947, in New Jersey. An engineer in the aerospace industry, he was a one-year resident of Henderson. 
He is survived by his wife, Linda of Henderson; sons, Troy, Jonathan, Michael Ross and William Ross, all of California, Robert Ross of Texas and David Ross; daughter, Kimberly Soria of California; brother, David of Arizona; sisters, Peggy Flipper and Bonnie, both of California, and Koba Jenkins of Las Vegas; and seven grandchildren. 
Burial is private. Hites Funeral Home handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 8, 2000

William Collins 

William O. Collins, 75, died Thursday. 
He was born Sept. 1, 1924, in Spencer, Iowa. A Navy veteran of World War II, he was a retired physicist in the aerospace industry and an eight-year resident of Las Vegas. 
He is survived by his wife, Lois of Las Vegas; daughters, Ann of Santa Cruz, Calif., Mary Kaye Cashman of Las Vegas and Ellen Johnson of Sherwood, Ore.; son, Michael of Lyme, N.H.; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Christ the King Catholic Church. Palm Mortuary-Jones handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 8, 2000

Sandra Cumins 

Sandra Sue Cumins, 58, died Thursday in Carson City. 
She was born July 1, 1941, in Las Vegas. A homemaker, she was a longtime resident. 
She is survived by her husband, Alva of Las Vegas; daughter, Pat Zumpft of Gardnerville; sisters, Sharon Marren of Las Vegas and Sheryl Harker of Minden; and two grandchildren. 
Services will be held Monday in Minden. FitzHenry's Carson Valley Funeral Home, Gardnerville, handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 8, 2000

Sandra Decker 

Sandra Lynne Decker, 52, died Thursday. 
She was born Feb. 27, 1947, in California. An administrative assistant, she was a longtime resident of Las Vegas. 
She is survived by her son, Matthew of Las Vegas. 
Burial will be in California. Hites Funeral Home handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 8, 2000

Bonnie Dunn

Bonnie June Dunn, 74, died Dec. 29. 
She was born March 24, 1925, in Gearhart, Ore. A retired bookkeeper for a construction company, she was a six-year resident of Laughlin. 
She is survived by her daughters, Pam Carter of Elk Grove, Calif., and Vickie Vineyard of Lincoln, Calif.; and two grandchildren. 
Palm Mortuary-Downtown handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 8, 2000

Magdalena Goebel 

Magdalena Laura Goebel, 75, died Tuesday. 
She was born Feb. 27, 1924, in Muskogee, Okla. A factory worker, she was a two-year resident of Pahrump. 
She is survived by her sons, Donald of Pickins, S.C., and Roger of Pahrump; brothers, Buddy Gilliam of Santa Rosa, Calif., and Thomas Gilliam and Bobby Gilliam, both of Muskogee; sisters, Ruth Pounds of Bedford, Ind., June Dayton of Santa Rosa and Marylou Young of Pahrump; and four grandchildren. 
Services will be scheduled. Neptune Society of Nye County handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 8, 2000

Kenneth Harris 

Kenneth L. Harris, 45, died Thursday. 
He was born Jan. 26, 1954, in Arkansas. A chef, he was a 20-year resident of Las Vegas. 
He is survived by his sons, Kenneth and Gaylen; daughter, Kizzy; and parents, Jethro and Annie, all of Arkansas; brothers, Nathaniel of Texas and Jethro Jr. of Arkansas; and sisters, Allison Bernard of Missouri and Cynthia Gupton of Arkansas. 
Burial will be in Arkansas. Hites Funeral Home handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 8, 2000

Leah Horodner 

Leah Fried Horodner, 78, died Dec. 31 in New Brunswick, N.J. 
She was born Aug. 27, 1921, in Brooklyn, N.Y. A hospital admitting clerk, she was a former seven-year resident of Las Vegas. 
She is survived by her daughters, Sandra Katz of Las Vegas and Phyllis Monago of Old Bridge, N.J.; son, Barry of Phoenix; brother, Julius Fried of Brooklyn; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. 
Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Palm Mortuary-Eastern. The family requests memorial donations be made to the American Diabetes Association. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 8, 2000

Janis Jessup 

Janis Jessup, 53, died Wednesday. 
She was born Nov. 12, 1946, in Pace, Fla. A registered nurse, she was a 12-year resident of North Las Vegas. 
She is survived by her daughters, Michelle Adams and Mariuce, both of Las Vegas, Robin Adams of Atlanta and Taombi Luckett of Tacoma, Wash.; sons, Keith Adams of Atsugi, Japan, and Derrick Waller of Norfolk, Va.; and seven grandchildren. 
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Sunday at Palm Mortuary-Downtown. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 8, 2000

Grace Long 

Grace Florinda Long, 65, died Wednesday. 
She was born March 6, 1934, in Waterloo, Iowa. A seamstress, she was a five-year resident of Pahrump. 
She is survived by her sons, James of San Diego and Daniel of Pomona, Calif.; daughters, Virginia Nichols of San Dimas, Calif., Annette of San Diego and Sherrie Hall of Norwalk, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. 
Memorial services were Friday at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church. Neptune Society of Nye County handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 8, 2000

John Lucas 

John R. Lucas, 64, died Thursday. 
He was born Jan. 29, 1935, in Kansas City, Kan. A retired dealer in gaming, he was a 31-year resident of Las Vegas. 
He is survived by his wife, Frances; and daughters, Thresa Champoux, Gail Huddleston and Rose, all of Las Vegas; sons, Chad of Phoenix and Wade, John Jr., Bert and Troy, all of Las Vegas; 30 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. 
Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. today at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. The family requests memorial donations be made to Cerebral Palsy Foundation or Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. Affordable Cremation & Burial Service handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 8, 2000

Frank Namestek Sr. 

Frank A. Namestek Sr., 83, died Wednesday in a Las Vegas hospital. 
He was born May 8, 1916, in Omaha, Neb. A superintendent in construction, he was a trombonist for several bands and orchestras and a 16-year resident of Las Vegas. 
He is survived by his wife, Lillian of Las Vegas; daughters, Jo Anne Palmer of Denver and Mary Miller and Marjorie Grego, both of Omaha; son, Frank Jr. of Minetrista, Minn.; sister, Marjorie Milkenovich of Omaha; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. 
Desert Memorial Cremation & Burial Society handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 8, 2000

Theodore Piskadlo 

Theodore "Ted" Piskadlo, 75, died Wednesday. 
He was born March 12, 1924, in Poland. A Navy veteran of World War II, he was a retired supervisor in the automotive industry and an 11-year resident of Las Vegas. 
He is survived by his wife, Barbara of Las Vegas; daughters, Linda Petross of Buffalo, N.Y., and Gloria; son, Theodore of Buffalo; stepdaughter, Shana Brown of Las Vegas; stepsons, Barry Baylen of Palos Verdes, Calif., and Robert Brown of Las Vegas; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. 
Visitation will be from noon until service time at 3 p.m. Saturday at Palm Mortuary-Downtown. Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Park. The family requests memorial donations be made to Odyssey Home Hospice. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 8, 2000

Jean Queen 

Jean Queen, 65, died Thursday. 
She was born March 4, 1934, in Cripple Creek, Colo. A retired secretary in county government, she was an artist and a one-year resident of Las Vegas. 
She is survived by her daughters, Susan Toller and Jennifer Callahan, both of Las Vegas, and Laura Brixius of Sage, Ark.; sister, Meredith Flores of Sonora, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 
Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at Religious Science Church of Las Vegas. 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 8, 2000

Fred Sher 

Fred D. Sher, 52, died Thursday. 
He was born Sept. 16, 1947, in New York and was a longtime resident of Las Vegas. 
He is survived by his sister, Jane Sharenow of Florida. 
Burial will be in Florida. Hites Funeral Home handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 8, 2000

Lee Spadie 

Lee R. Spadie, 73, died Dec. 2. 
He was born Jan. 11, 1926, in Fort Morgan, Colo. A retired switchman for a railroad, he was an 11-year resident of Las Vegas. 
He is survived by his wife, Alice of Las Vegas; daughters, Beth Vanoosting of Nueva, Calif., Kathleen Dupree of Las Vegas and Debra Estes of Harker Heights, Texas; stepdaughters, Cynthia Hehn of San Jose, Calif., and Sylvia Beaumier of Colorado Springs, Colo.; stepson, Clyde Hehn of Kansas City, Mo.; brothers, Phillip of Beatty and Bill of Denver; sisters, Alma Berger of New York, Jenay Tose of Carlsbad, Calif., and Harriet Sneddon of Lakewood, Colo.; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Lakes Lutheran Church. Affordable Cremation & Burial Service handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 8, 2000

Eugene Stone 

Eugene Kenneth Stone, 82, died Thursday in a local hospital. 
He was born July 21, 1917, in Stranton, N.D. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a furniture store manager and a longtime resident of Las Vegas. 
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth of Las Vegas; sons, Rocky of Vona, Colo., and Kenneth of Las Vegas; daughter, Sandra of Pahrump; brother, Leo of Williams, Ore.; and two grandchildren. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at University United Methodist Church. Burial is private. The family requests memorial donations be made to the church building fund or a charity of choice. Bunkers Mortuary handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 8, 2000

Delford Thompson 

Delford Eugene Thompson, 74, died Wednesday in a Las Vegas hospital. 
He was born Dec. 30, 1925, in Chickasha, Okla. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a retired painter and a 10-year resident of Las Vegas. 
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy of Las Vegas; son, Jeff of Huntington Beach, Calif.; daughters, Kitty Kerr of Newport Beach, Calif., and Lori Letcher of Huntington Beach; stepson, Michael Palmer of Simi Valley, Calif.; brothers, Alvin and Ernest; and sisters, Hazel Casset and Charlotte Barber, all of Torrance, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. today at Palm Mortuary-Eastern. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 8, 2000

John Toney 

John Toney, 73, died Wednesday. 
He was born Feb. 2, 1926, in Manchester, N.Y. A Navy veteran, he was a painter, a four-year resident of Pahrump and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10034 and Elks Lodge. 
He is survived by his wife, Joyce of Pahrump; sons, Kevin Staggs and Michael Staggs, both of Phoenix; daughter, Vicki Bassett of Boston; brother, George of Tonowonda, N.Y.; sisters, Marjorie Spencer and Betty Ross, both of Manchester, Helen Valenti and Martha Kelly, both of Tucson, Ariz., and Esma Boulden of Las Vegas; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. 
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Neptune Society of Nye County. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 8, 2000

Phung Tran 

Phung Tran, 97, died Wednesday. 
She was born Jan. 1, 1903, in China. A homemaker, she was a seven-year resident of Las Vegas. 
She is survived by her daughter, Anh Duong of Las Vegas; 25 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. 
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until services 10 a.m. Sunday at Palm Mortuary-Eastern. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 8, 2000

Lena Turpin 

Lena H. Turpin, 88, died Thursday. 
She was born Feb. 13, 1911, in Uniontown, Pa. A retired senior clerk for a utility, she was a 10-year resident of Henderson. 
She is survived by her daughter, Betty Harper of Henderson; and sister, Iris Osby of Chicago. 
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Palm Mortuary-Henderson followed by burial in Palm Memorial Park-Henderson. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 8, 2000

Albert Waiksnis 

Albert V. Waiksnis, 74, died Friday. 
He was born July 31, 1925, in Pennsylvania. An accountant, he was a resident of Henderson. 
He is survived by his brother, John of Henderson. 
Burial will be in Connecticut. Hites Funeral Home handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 8, 2000

James Woods 

James A. Woods, 73, died Monday in a Las Vegas hospital. 
He was born June 13, 1926, in Kansas. A Coast Guard veteran, he was a salesman for a construction company and a 10-year resident of Pahrump. 
He is survived by his daughter, Cheryl Johnson; sister, Marjorie Poland; and brother, Dave, both of California; and two grandchildren. 
Memorial services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Pahrump Family Mortuary. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 8, 2000

John Zack 

John "Jack" Zack, 71, died Nov. 26 in a Las Vegas hospital. 
He was born May 22, 1928, in Greece. A retired mechanic, he was a resident of Las Vegas. 
He is survived by his sister, Monica Schlosser-Zimmerman of Greece. 
Palm Mortuary-Downtown handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 8, 2000

Burt Ansel 

Burt Ansel, 72, died Friday. 
He was born July 5, 1927, in Minneapolis. A Navy veteran of World War II and a retired retail clerk, he was an 11-year resident of Las Vegas. 
He is survived by his wife, Pat of Las Vegas; daughters, Denise Zuber of Minneapolis, Pam Shapiro of Las Vegas and Sheri Deoberman of Dove Canyon, Calif.; and eight grandchildren. 
Affordable Cremation & Burial Service handled arrangements. The family requests memorial donations be made to Family Home Hospice. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 9, 2000

Orlando Auteri 

Orlando Auteri, 63, died Thursday. 
He was born June 4, 1936, in Stuebenville, Ohio. An Army veteran of the Korean War, a retired bartender and a member of Bartenders Local 165, he was a 38-year resident of Las Vegas. 
He is survived by his wife, Grace; daughters, Nancy Jones, Annette, Gina Rainone and Renee; son, Joseph, all of Las Vegas; brothers, Guy of Weirton, W. Va., and Rocco of Stuebenville; and two grandchildren. 
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Palm Mortuary-Cheyenne. Prayer vigil will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Palm Mortuary-Cheyenne. Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. Burial will be in Palm Memorial Park-Northwest. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 9, 2000

Lanell Baker 

Lanell Baker, 48, died Tuesday. 
She was born Nov. 25, 1951, in Fordice, Ark. A food server, she was a 45-year resident of Las Vegas. 
She is survived by daughter, Latrcase Mitchell of North Las Vegas; parents, Aubrey and Marie Baker; sisters, Deborah Baker-Gordon and Shawn Baker-Morgan; and grandmother, Beatrice Harris, all of Las Vegas. 
Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. today at Palm Mortuary-Downtown. Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Palm Mortuary-Downtown. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 9, 2000

Jorge Becerril 

Jorge Arturo Becerril, 37, died Thursday in a Henderson hospital. 
He was born Oct. 2, 1962, in Tijuana, Mexico. A civil engineer, he was a three-month resident of Henderson 
He is survived by his wife, Yolanda; daughters, Kathy, and Julie, all of Henderson; sister, Betty Galvan of Buena Park, Calif.; brothers, Manuel of Fullerton, Calif., and Alberto of Ensenada, Mexico; and his parents, Arturo and Herminia of Orange County, Calif. 
Palm Mortuary-Eastern handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 9, 2000

Ernest Birmingham 

Ernest H. "Hal" Birmingham, 63, died Wednesday in his home near Kanab, Utah. 
He was born Dec. 26, 1936, in Alamo, Tenn. An associate in the casino industry, he was a former longtime resident of Las Vegas. 
He is survived by his wife, Kay of Kanab; daughter, Tracy; and son, Sean, both of Las Vegas; brothers and sisters, James of Florida, Rebecca Bryant and Lena Blair, both of Texas, and Buriah Keel and Ruth Overton, both of Tennessee. 
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until services at noon Monday at the Pecos and Washington Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Burial is private. Bunker Brothers Mortuary handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 9, 2000

Laura Clark 

Laura Promroy Clark, 61, died Jan. 2. 
She was born Jan. 14, 1938, in Columbia, Mo. A nurse, she was an 11-year resident of Las Vegas. 
She is survived by her daughter, Melvina Ann Clark of Las Vegas. 
Visitation will be from noon to 7 p.m. today at Harrison-Ross Mortuary. Memorial services will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday at Grace Immanuel Baptist Church. Burial will be private. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 9, 2000

Wayne Clarkson 

Wayne Conway Clarkson, 66, died Thursday. 
He was born May 5, 1933, in Virginia. A night auditor, he was a Las Vegas resident. 
He is survived by his brother, David of Virginia. 
Burial will be in Virginia. Hites Funeral Home handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 9, 2000

John Clemons 
John Clemons, 30, died Jan. 2. 
He was born Feb. 18, 1969, in Las Vegas. A laborer in construction, he was a lifetime resident. 
He is survived by his son, Johnney III; brothers, Michael, Mickey Collins and Maurice Collins, all of Las Vegas. 
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. today at Desert Memorial Cremation and Burial Society and at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Pilgrim's Rest. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. in Woodlawn Cemetery. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 9, 2000

Ralph Cline 

Ralph Cline, 76, died Jan. 5 in a Las Vegas hospital. 
He was born April 10, 1923, in Wamego, Kan. A retired Air Force medic who served during World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam War, he was a 24-year resident of Las Vegas and a member of Road Runners. 
He is survived by his wife, Frankie; and sons, Christopher, Ralph II and Anthony, all of Las Vegas; daughters, Kimberlee of California and Dru Hicks of Las Vegas; sister, Teresa Brooks of Kansas; and 10 grandchildren. 
Graveside services will be at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday in Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery. The family requests memorial donations be made to American Heart Association. Nevada Funeral Service-Nevada Cremation or Burial Society handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 9, 2000

Don Dightman 

Don Dightman, 70, died Friday. 
He was born May 7, 1929, in Crockett, Texas. A convention porter, he was a 36-year resident of Las Vegas. 
He is survived by his wife, Shirley of Las Vegas; daughter, Jacquelyn Cordier of New Orleans; son, Don Erik of Phoenix; brothers, Myrtis and Johnny of Houston; sisters, Robbie Jane Nuels of Omaha, Neb., and Georgia York and Lillian Scott, both of Houston. 
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Davis Paradise Valley Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be at 2 p.m. Jan. 14 at the funeral home. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 9, 2000

Helena Duston 

Helena Duston, 92, died Thursday. 
She was born March 30, 1907, in Lewiston, Maine. A retired shoe manufacturer and mill worker, she was a four-year resident of Las Vegas. 
She is survived by her son, Paul of Las Vegas, and four grandchildren. 
Palm Mortuary-Eastern handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 9, 2000

Mark Farmer 

Mark H. Farmer, 59, died Saturday. 
He was born April 24, 1940, in Massachusetts. A computer salesman, he was a longtime resident of Las Vegas. 
He is survived by his wife, Patricia, and son, Sean, both of Las Vegas. 
Burial will be in Connecticut. Hites Funeral Home handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 9, 2000

Agustin Garcia 

Agustin Garcia, 84, died Friday. 
He was born Aug. 28, 1915, in Havana, Cuba. A retired casino dealer, he was a 40-year resident of Las Vegas. 
He is survived by his wife, Bertha of Las Vegas; son, Reynold of Miami; and two grandchildren. 
Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. today at Palm Mortuary-Eastern and from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday. Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Palm Valley View Cemetery. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 9, 2000

Seymour Greenhouse 

Seymour Greenhouse, 73, died Saturday in a local hospital. 
He was born Oct. 22, 1926, in New York, N.Y. A retired accountant, he was a 10-year resident of Las Vegas and a member of Knights of Phyfius. 
He is survived by his son, Jeffrey Mark of Las Vegas; daughter, Roberta Ann of Saugus, Calif.; and three grandchildren. 
Visitation will be at 9 a.m. Monday at Davis Funeral Home with services following at 11 a.m. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 9, 2000

Fred Hardwick Sr. 

Fred Hardwick Sr., 97, died Dec. 24 in San Bernadino, Calif. 
He was born March 22, 1902, in Little Rock, Ark. He worked at Nevada Test Site, was a Mason and a 40-year resident of Las Vegas. 
He is survived by his sons, Fred Jr., Harold, David and Paul, all of Las Vegas, Robert and Jessie, both of Los Angeles, and Theodore of Pasadena, Calif.; daughters, Gracie Williams of San Bernardino, Floriece Bukker of Chicago, Josie of Herlon, Ark., and Joann and Barbara, both of Las Vegas; sister, Josie Winfied of Hope, Ark.; 65 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-great-grandchildren. 
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Harrison-Ross Chapel followed by burial in Palm Cemetery. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 9, 2000

John Longo 

John R. Longo, 73, died Saturday in a local hospital. 
He was born Oct. 4, 1926, in McKees Rocks, Pa. A veteran of World War II and the Korean War, he served in the Army and the Coast Guard. He was a retired food and beverage manager and a 45-year resident of Las Vegas. 
He is survived by his stepchildren, Leeza Lattimore of San Diego and Onna Spector of Phoenix. 
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until services at 5 p.m. Monday at Palm Mortuary-Downtown. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 9, 2000

Stephen McCallister 

Stephen Eugene McCallister, 63, died Tuesday. 
He was born Aug. 27, 1936, in California. An unemployment division supervisor, he was a three-month resident of Las Vegas. 
He is survived by his wife, Gloria of Washington; sons, Edward and Derrick, both of Washington; daughters, Tracey of Atlanta and Shawn of Washington; brother, Samuel of Los Angeles; sisters, Fayette Westfield and Consuella Gentry, both of Los Angeles; and three grandchildren. 
Burial will be in Washington. Hites Funeral Home handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 9, 2000

Harvey McDade 

Harvey L. McDade, 43, died Jan. 4. 
He was born Aug. 8, 1956, in Victoria, Texas. An Army veteran, he was a firefighter and a 10-year resident of Las Vegas. 
He is survived by his wife, Barbara of Las Vegas; sons, Johnnie Simmons and Clint King, both of Denver, and Tyrone Kennedy of Las Vegas; daughters, Jeanetta Mitchell, Juile Miller and Felicha King, all of Denver; brothers, Billy and Lenwood, both of Victoria, Texas, Donald of San Antonio, Clarence Jr. of Killeen, Texas, and Ronnie of Dallas; sisters, Marilyn Newsom and Lillie Green, both of Victoria, Gracie Green of Houston, Jessie Love of Dallas and Lisa Williams of Round Rock, Texas; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at American Burial & Cremation Services, where services will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 9, 2000

Dorothy McMaster 

Dorothy Joyce McMaster, 65, died Friday. 
She was born Aug. 4, 1934, in Wisconsin. A cage supervisor, she was a 20-year resident of Boulder City 
She is survived by her husband, Robert of Boulder City; mother, Stella Wagner of Boulder City; sons, David Chapman of France, Douglas Chapman of Las Vegas and Robert of New Mexico; daughters, Diane Chapman of Las Vegas and Donna Oberbofer and Donna McMaster, both of Wisconsin; brothers, Donald Wagner and Richard Wagner, both of Wisconsin; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. 
Burial is private. Hites Funeral Home handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 9, 2000

Margaret Mispagel 

Margaret "Peggy" Mispagel, 75, died Friday. 
She was born Sept. 12, 1924, in Philadelphia. A homemaker, she was a one-year resident of Las Vegas. 
She is survived by her husband, Larry ; daughter, Susan Daseler, both of Las Vegas; sons, Rich of Grand Terrace, Calif., Chuck of Canyon Country, Calif., and Ron of San Diego; brother, Terry Deems of Glendale, Ariz.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Palm Mortuary-Jones, where services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The family requests memorial donations be made to Nathan Adelson Hospice or American Cancer Society. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 9, 2000

James Randolph 

James Randolph, 58, died Friday in a local hospital. 
He was born Aug. 24, 1941, in Carmichaels, Pa. An associate vice chancellor, he was a one-year resident of Las Vegas and on the board of directors of Opportunity Village. 
He is survived by his wife, Caroline of Las Vegas; sons, Chad of Aliso Vejo, Calif., and Adam of Las Vegas; brother, Scott of Huntsville, Ala.; sisters, Judith of Huntsville, Claudia of Blue Island, Ill., and Lisa of Midlothian, Ill.; and father, Carl of Huntsville. 
Palm Mortuary-Jones handled arrangements. The family requests memorial donations be made to Opportunity Village and Ormsby Association for Retarded Citizens in Carson City. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 9, 2000

Ruth Rowan 

Ruth Marie Rowan, 52, died Friday. 
She was born Nov. 25, 1947, in Pennsylvania. A homemaker, she was a 19-year resident of Las Vegas. 
She is survived by her husband, Kenneth; mother, Jeanette Salkeld; son, Kenneth III; daughters, Lisa Marie Anderson, Christina Anderson, Pamela Sue Thomas, Carrie Myers, Heather Rembert and Holli Rowan; and 11 grandchildren. 
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday at Desert Memorial Cremation and Burial Society and from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday with services immediately following. Graveside services will be at 12:30 p.m. in Memory Gardens. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 9, 2000

Louis Schlegel 

Louis Schlegel, 40, died Jan. 1. 
He was born Oct. 17, 1959, in Oklahoma City. He worked in motel maintenance and was a 17-year resident of Las Vegas. 
He is survived by his parents, Charles and Joyce Brod of Las Vegas; sisters, Beverly Erikson of Santa Rosa, Calif., and Clarice Schegel of Las Vegas; stepsisters, Doris Miller of San Diego, Dionne Nunez of Las Vegas and Charlene Curtis of Boulton, Calif.; brothers, Barry of Sacramento, Calif., and Dennis of Las Vegas; stepbrothers, Charles Brod Jr. of Glendora, Calif., Carl Brod of San Dimas, Calif., and Curtis Brod of Las Vegas. 
Graveside services will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery. The family requests donations be made to Candlelighters For Childhood Cancer. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 9, 2000

Alice Silveira 

Alice Silveira, 90, died Wednesday. 
She was born July 25, 1909, in Minnesota. A retired nursery owner, she was a 14-year resident of Las Vegas. 
She is survived by her daughter, Marie Coulston of Las Vegas; son, Harry Reader of Patterson, Calif.; sisters, Bessie Jacob, Lillie Krassow and Margaret Reader, all of Santa Cruz, Calif.; brother, Dick Jacob of Santa Cruz; 10 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. 
Services will be in Santa Cruz. Palm Mortuary handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 9, 2000

Ralph Smith 

Ralph Glenn Smith, 75, died Dec. 30 in a Las Vegas hospital. 
He was born Dec. 31, 1923, in Hot Springs, Ark. A Marine Corps veteran of World War II, he was a retired dealer in gaming, a 52-year resident of Las Vegas and a member of Masonic Lodge in Mindon. 
He is survived by his sons, Derrik of Las Vegas, David of Utah and Darrin of Reno; daughter, Darbee of Las Vegas; and seven grandchildren. 
Services are private. Nevada Funeral Service-Nevada Cremation or Burial Society handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 9, 2000

John Stevens 

John D. Stevens, 81, died Friday. 
He was born Jan. 1, 1919, in the Philippines. A chef for the Nevada Test Site, he was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 301651, and a 37-year resident of Las Vegas. 
Visitation will be from noon to 5 p.m. Monday at Davis Paradise Valley Funeral Home. Memorial services will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 9, 2000

Charles F. Welsh Sr. 

Charles F. Welsh Sr., 70, died Friday. 
He was born April 17, 1929, in Connellsville, Pa. He was a mechanic. 
He is survived by his sons, Charles Jr. of Las Vegas; Edwin of Connellsville; daughter, Jean of Fontana, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
Affordable Cremation & Burial Service handled arrangements. Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 9, 2000


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