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Obituaries for January 27, 1998

John Denzil Alexander, 81, of Las Vegas died Friday in Las Vegas. He was born Sept. 20, 1916, in Missouri. A resident for 19 years, he was an attorney and a Navy veteran.

He is survived by two sons, Richard Alexander and Roger Alexander; one brother, Ray Alexander; and two sisters, Helen Myer and Pat Hotchkiss.

A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Wednesday in Desert Memorial Cremation and Burial Society, 1111 Las Vegas Blvd. North.

MORRIS V. 'TED' BELL

Morris V. "Ted" Bell, 76, of Las Vegas died Monday in Las Vegas. He was born March 9, 1921, in Hillman, Mich. A resident for 47 years, he was a retired iron worker and a member of Iron Workers Local 433 for 50 years.

He is survived by his wife, Bonita; two sons, Darvel Bell of Pahrump and Ray Bell of Las Vegas; two daughters, Darlene Hagewood and Linda Bell, both of Las Vegas; one sister, Wanda Ruppert of Albuquerque, N.M.; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Visitation will continue until 7 p.m. today in Palm Mortuary, 7400 W. Cheyenne Ave. Services will be 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in Palm Chapel, Cheyenne. Graveside services will follow at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Memory Gardens.

JUNE M. BENTLEY

June M. Bentley, 78, of Henderson died Friday in a local hospital. She was born June 3, 1919, in Chicago. A resident for eight years, she was a retired medical secretary.

She is survived by two sisters, Shirley Obiala of Overland Park, Kan., and Bette Krizewicz of Las Vegas; three brothers, Quentin Kelso of Nashville, Tenn., Donald Kelso of Orlando, Fla., and Vernon Kelso of Las Vegas; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Visitation will continue until 7 p.m. today with a 5:30 p.m. prayer service in Palm Mortuary, 800 S. Boulder Highway, Henderson. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Peter's Catholic Church. Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave., is handling arrangements.

The family suggests donations to the American Cancer Society, 1325 E. Harmon Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89119 or the American Diabetes Association, 2785 E. Desert Inn Road, Suite 140, Las Vegas, NV 89121.

BLANCHE L. BLALOCK

Blanche L. Blalock, 92, of Las Vegas died Sunday in a local care center. She was born June 12, 1905, in McKamie, Ark. A resident for 29 years, she was retired and was a homemaker.

She is survived by one granddaughter, Louise B. Murry Washington of Las Vegas; one brother, Daniel Martin, and one sister, Ada Hill, both of Texarkana, Ark.; two great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St., is handling arrangements.

CELESTER BELL 'PREACHER' CHARLES

Celester Bell "Preacher" Charles, 83, of North Las Vegas died Sunday in a local hospital. He was born June 28, 1914, in Yorktown, Ark. A resident for 12 years, he was a retired farmer.

He is survived by 11 daughters, Maxine Charles of Milwaukee, Maggie Lee Sims of Star City, Ark., Martha Donaldson of Chicago, Josephine McCauley, Alzenia Walls, Doris Charles, Naomi Powell and Linda Jackson, all of Las Vegas, Pearlie Mae Wedlow of Saginaw, Mich., Nettie Brown and Janice Beasley, both of North Las Vegas; five sons, Sylvester Charles of Independence, Mo., Isaiah Charles Sr. of North Las Vegas, James Edward Charles and Anthony Maurice Charles, both of Las Vegas, and Kenneth Ray Charles of Jacksonville, Ark.; 72 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will continue until 7 p.m. today in Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St.

LARRY MICHAEL FOOTE

Larry Michael Foote, 42, of Las Vegas died Saturday in Las Vegas. He was born Sept. 13, 1955, in Texas. A two-year resident, he was an iron worker.

He is survived by his wife, Teri; three sons, Andrew, Gary and Daniel; his father, L. Milford Foote of Las Vegas; and his mother, Nelda of Texas.

Desert Memorial Cremation and Burial Society, 1111 Las Vegas Blvd. North, is handling arrangements.

LEE PORTER GREEN

Lee Porter Green, 71, of Las Vegas died Sunday in Las Vegas. He was born Sept. 8, 1926, in Mississippi. A resident for 43 years, he was a maintenance man for a home builder.

He is survived by his wife, Myrtle; four sons, Robert Green of Mississippi, Lee Porter Green Jr. and Tommy Green, both of Las Vegas, and Don Edward Green of Blackfoot, Idaho; two daughters, Shirley Heckard and Connie Frances Green, both of Las Vegas; two brothers, Lester Clark of Las Vegas and Cannonball Green of Mississippi; 20 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled noon-8 p.m. Friday in Bunker Mortuary, 925 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Services will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Church of the Lord Jesus. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens.

ROBERT HAMOUS

Robert Hamous, 66, of Las Vegas died Dec. 15 in a local hospital. He was born Oct. 5, 1931.

Graveside services were in Woodlawn Cemetery. Bunker Mortuary, 925 Las Vegas Blvd. North, is handling arrangements.

ESTHER AILEEN HAUGEN

Esther Aileen Haugen, 77, of Las Vegas died Sunday in a local hospital. She was born Oct. 13, 1920, in Puyallup, Wash. A resident for 29 years, she was an elementary school teacher for the Clark County School District.

She is survived by two sons, David Haugen and Douglas Haugen, both of Las Vegas; three sisters, Magda Lipoma of California and Helen Fork and Bernice Kleinschmidt, both of Washington state; one brother, Arthur Sivertson of Washington state; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled 4-8 p.m. Friday in Bunker Mortuary, 925 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Woodlawn Cemetery.

FLORENCE IRENE HOFF

Florence Irene Hoff, 93, of Las Vegas died Saturday in Las Vegas. A resident for 28 years, she was born April 1, 1904, in Osceola Township, Wis.

She is survived by one daughter, Ann Balogh of Las Vegas; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

No local services are scheduled. Davis Paradise Valley Funeral Home, 6200 S. Eastern Ave., is handling arrangements.

SHIRLEY LANG

Shirley Lang, 65, of Henderson died Sunday in a local hospital. She was born Aug. 2, 1932, in Brooklyn, N.Y. A resident for 18 years, she was a homemaker.

She is survived by one daughter, Neva Lang of Monterey, Calif.; two sons, Steven Lang of Las Vegas and Laurence Lang of Fort Riley, Kan.; and three grandchildren.

Graveside services were scheduled at noon today in Palm Valley View Memorial Park. Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave., is handling arrangements.

JOHNNIE FAYE MCHENRY

Johnnie Faye McHenry, 48, of Las Vegas died Friday in a local hospital. She was born Sept. 13, 1949, in Fordyce, Ark. A resident for 36 years, she was a waitress.

She is survived by one daughter, Josette Williams Holmes, one son, Joseph Jabbar T. Williams, her mother, Katie McHenry, and two brothers, Kevin McHenry and Eric McHenry, all of Las Vegas.

Visitation is scheduled 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday in American Burial and Cremation Services, 310 Foremaster Lane. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday in New Bethel Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.

CLARE A. MCLEAN

Clare A. McLean, 86, of Boulder City died Saturday in a local hospital. She was born April 3, 1911, in Scranton, Pa. A resident for 21 years, she was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, Harry L.; one daughter, Barbara West of White Plains, N.Y.; one son, Michael McLean of Rensselaer, N.Y.; one brother, Dr. Harry Rainey of Clarks Summit, Pa.; and four grandchildren.

Services will be 6 p.m. Wednesday in St. Andrew's Catholic Church. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Andrew's. Burial will follow in Boulder City Cemetery. Palm Mortuary, 800 S. Boulder Highway, Henderson, is handling arrangements.

The family suggests donations to the Nathan Adelson Hospice, 4141 S. Swenson St., Las Vegas, NV 89119.

ASHLEY LAUREN MICKEY

Ashley Lauren Mickey, 8, of Las Vegas died Saturday. A student, she was born Nov. 17, 1989, in Kennewick, Wash.

She is survived by her parents, Jason M. and Deborah A. Mickey of Las Vegas.

Visitation was scheduled 2-5 p.m. today, followed by a wake, in St. Joseph, Husband of Mary Catholic Church. Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph, Husband of Mary. Graveside services will be private. Palm Mortuary, 1600 S. Jones Blvd., is handling arrangements.

The family suggests donations to the Candlelighters for Childhood Cancer, 3201 S. Maryland Pkwy., Suite 512, Las Vegas, NV 89109.

ARTHUR P. MURPHY

Arthur P. Murphy, 81, of Las Vegas died Friday in Las Vegas. He was born Oct. 11, 1916, in Portland, Ore. A resident for five years, he was a retired law enforcement investigator, a World War II Navy veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor, past president of Friendly Sons of St. Patrick in Honolulu, founder of Clan Nagael in Honolulu, a member of the Elks Lodge of Las Vegas, International Footprint Association, Fleet Reserve Association and Veterans of Foreign Wars in Honolulu.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; one daughter, Sharron Murphy and one son, Michael Murphy, both of Las Vegas.

Services will be 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in Palm Mortuary, 1600 S. Jones Blvd. Graveside services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Boulder City.

The family suggests donations to the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, 6727 W. Charleston Blvd., No. 3, Las Vegas, NV 89102.

MARJORIE OZZANTO

Marjorie Ozzanto, 83, of Las Vegas died Friday in a local hospital. She was born Jan. 13, 1915, in Downer Grove, Ill. A resident for 30 years, she was a retired special education teacher for the Clark County School District and a retired Navy lieutenant and World War II veteran.

He is survived by one son, Lawrence Casey of Reno; and two sisters, Jean Orr of Pioche and Eleanor Thompson of Sacramento.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave. A private burial will follow.

The family suggests donations to the Nathan Adelson Hospice, 4141 S. Swenson St., Las Vegas, NV 89119.

VERA LEE REED

Vera Lee Reed, 68, of Las Vegas died Friday in Las Vegas. She was born July 24, 1929, in Haynesville, La. A resident for more than 30 years, she was a homemaker.

She is survived by one son, Donell Reed of Las Vegas; five brothers, Detroit Buggs, Maso Buggs, Isiah Buggs and Jessie Otis Buggs, all of San Diego, and Willie Buggs Jr. of Dallas; two sisters, Lois Walker of Spring Valley, Calif., and Charlene Horn of San Diego; one grandchild and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be in San Diego. Bunker Mortuary, 925 Las Vegas Blvd. North, is handling arrangements.

CHARLES DWAYNE RIVEST

Charles Dwayne Rivest, 58, of Las Vegas died Jan. 18 in Las Vegas. He was born July 10, 1939, in Wisconsin. A 10-year resident, he was a conventioneer carpenter, an Air Force veteran and a member of Teamsters Local 631.

He is survived by his mother, Sylvia Johnson; and three brothers, Vaughn Johnson, George Johnson and Peter Johnson.

Desert Memorial Cremation and Burial Society, 1111 Las Vegas Blvd. North, is handling arrangements.

RUTH C. SEIFERT

Ruth C. Seifert, 78, of Las Vegas died Thursday in a local health care center. She was born Jan. 16, 1920, in St. Louis. A resident for 26 years, she was a retired 15-year bookkeeper at the Sahara hotel-casino and a member of the Blue Army at St. Viator Catholic Church.

She is survived by one son, Dennis Carroll of Las Vegas; one daughter, Sherron A. Brinker of San Diego; and four grandchildren.

A rosary memorial service will be 8:45 a.m. Saturday in St. Viator Catholic Church. Nevada Funeral Service-Nevada Cremation or Burial Society, 2121 Western Ave., Suite A-3, is handling arrangements.

WARREN HERMAN STUART SR.

Warren Herman Stuart Sr., 82, of Las Vegas died Sunday in a local hospital. He was born June 14, 1915, in Illinois. A resident for nine years, he was an electrical technician in the aerospace industry, a World War II decorated Navy veteran, a member of Tujunga Masonic Lodge 5921, Scottish Rite, York Rite Bodies, Shriners, Fleet Reserve and the Naval Reserve.

He is survived by two sons, Warren H. "Skip" Stuart II and Gary L. Stuart; one daughter, Gail L. Sherman; two brothers, Leroy Stuart and Wayne Stuart; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Desert Memorial Cremation and Burial Society, 1111 Las Vegas Blvd. North, is handling arrangements.

CATHERINE STUART TABER

Catherine Stuart Taber, 76, of Las Vegas died Saturday in a local care center. She was born Nov. 28, 1921, in Morgan, Utah. A resident for eight years, she was a homemaker.

She is survived by one son, Thomas Taber of Las Vegas; one daughter, Barbara Tinder of Boise, Idaho; two brothers, Paul Stuart and T.J. Stuart, both of Morgan; one sister, Maye Canaper of Ogden, Utah; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were scheduled at 2 p.m. today in Palm Valley View Memorial Park. Palm Mortuary, 7400 W. Cheyenne Ave., is handling arrangements.

TORIBIO N. VIBAR JR.

Toribio N. Vibar Jr., 71, of Las Vegas died Friday in a local hospital. He was born Oct. 31, 1926, in Laguna, Philippines. A resident for 19 years, he was a retired airport porter.

He is survived by his wife, Beridiana; two daughters, Amalia Prebula of Misawa Air Force Base, Japan, and Zenaida Vibar of Las Vegas; and two sons, Ernesto Vibar and Ray Vibar, both of Las Vegas.

Visitation is scheduled 1 p.m. until a 6 p.m. rosary Thursday in Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St. Mass will be celebrated 1 p.m. Friday in St. Christopher's Catholic Church. Graveside services will follow in Palm Memorial Park. Palm Mortuary, 7400 W. Cheyenne Ave., is handling arrangements.

VERONICA YAHRAUS

Veronica Yahraus, 90, of Las Vegas died Saturday in Las Vegas. She was born Feb. 7, 1907, in Dillonville, Ohio. A resident for 20 years, she was a homemaker.

She is survived by one son, Norman J. Yahraus of Las Vegas; one sister, Marion of Cleveland; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled one hour prior to 3 p.m. services Wednesday in Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St. Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Park. Palm Mortuary, 1600 S. Jones Blvd., is handling arrangements.

The family suggests donations to St. Jude's Ranch for Children Inc., 100 St. Jude, Boulder City, NV 89005.

SARAH J. YEAGER

Sarah J. Yeager, 68, of Las Vegas died Sunday in a local health care center. She was born Aug. 21, 1929, in Iowa. A two-month resident, she was a nurse's aide.

She is survived by one daughter, Marcia Rader of Las Vegas; two brothers, Calvin Moore of Plano, Texas, and John Moore of Corpus Christi, Texas; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Affordable Cremation and Burial Service, 2457 N. Decatur Blvd., is handling arrangements.

The family suggests donations to the American Cancer Society, 1325 E. Harmon Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89119.

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