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Obituaries for March 12, 1999

Pauline Benjamin, 75, of Las Vegas died Wednesday in a local hospital. She was born Aug. 13, 1923, in Mineral Wells, Texas. A resident for 25 years, she was a retired hairdresser and a member of Daughters of the Nile.

She is survived by her husband, Raymond Benjamin of Las Vegas; one son, Carl Fosdick III of Casa Grande, Ariz.; one stepson, Randy Benjamin of Las Vegas; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled 5-7 p.m. today in Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St. Services will be 9 a.m. Saturday in Palm Chapel, Main. Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Park.

The family suggests donations to Shriners Transportation Fund, Zelzah Shrine Temple, 2222 W. Mesquite Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89106.

George Botwinick

George Botwinick, 76, of Las Vegas died Wednesday in a local hospital. He was born March 14, 1922, in New York City. A resident for 20 years, he was a retired post office supervisor and a World War II Army veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Sally; one son, Richard Botwinick of Howard Beach, N.Y.; one brother, Stuart Botwinick of Manhasset Hills, N.Y.; and one grandchild.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Sunday in Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave.

Debra Ann Boykin

Debra Ann Boykin, 42, of Las Vegas died Sunday in Las Vegas. She was born Sept. 3, 1956, in Las Vegas. A lifelong resident, she was a laundry presser.

She is survived by two sons, Eric of Riverside, Calif., and Steve of Las Vegas; her mother, Mildred Boykin, five sisters, Alice Jones, Gertrude Boykin, Linda Love, Andera Boykin and Janice Boykin, four brothers, Nathaniel Boykin, Elijah Boykin, Anthony Boykin and Lamart Boykin, two aunts, Myrtle Jones and Ester Boykin, and two uncles, Henry Boykin and James Brooks, all of Las Vegas; and one granddaughter.

Visitation will continue until 7 p.m. today in Harrison-Ross Mortuaries, 2071 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Harrison-Ross Mortuaries. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Sumiko Brook

Sumiko Brook, 65, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in a local hospital. She was born Sept. 30, 1933, in Japan. A resident for 28 years, she was a homemaker.

She is survived by two daughters, Suzanne Bell and Janette Brook; and three grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 12:40 p.m. Monday in Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Boulder City. Desert Memorial Cremation and Burial Society, 1111 Las Vegas Blvd. North, is handling arrangements.

Bennie Will Clayborn

Bennie Will Clayborn, 64, of Las Vegas died Monday in Las Vegas. He was born Aug. 8, 1934, in Columbus, Miss. A resident for eight years, he was a freight company truck driver and a Korean War Army veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Curutha; one son, Michael Clayborn, and three daughters, Joyce Webb, Susan Crosby and Janice Crosby, all of Los Angeles; two brothers, Robert Clayborn of Los Angeles and Jessie Clayborn of New York City; one sister, Carolyn Axel of Los Angeles; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday in American Burial and Cremation Services, 310 Foremaster Lane. Graveside services will follow in Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Boulder City.

Bessie Ann Glispie

Bessie Ann Glispie, 52, of Las Vegas died Wednesday in Las Vegas. A resident for 30 years, she was born Oct. 11, 1946, in Bogalusa, La.

She is survived by two daughters, Kena Gaynor and Karen Moore; two sons, Jeffery Barnes and Ray Barnes; two sisters, Mary Hawthorne and Anna Justice; two brothers, Johnny Turner Jr. and Skipper Gatlin; and seven grandchildren.

Visitation will continue until 7 p.m. today in Harrison-Ross Mortuaries, 2071 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Services will be noon Saturday in Harrison-Ross Mortuaries. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Charlie Jaquez

Charlie Jaquez, 57, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in a local hospital. He was born Aug. 12, 1941, in Las Cruces, N.M. A resident for 18 years, he was a janitorial maintenance worker at the Meadows mall, Fashion Show mall, MGM Grand and Buena Vista Spring Apartments.

He is survived by one son, Charlie Jaquez Jr. of Las Cruces, N.M.; his mother, Josephine Mendoza, one brother, Freddie Mendoza, and one sister, Mary Rowe, all of Las Vegas; and two grandchildren.

No local services are scheduled. American Burial and Cremation Services, 310 Foremaster Lane, is handling arrangements.

Lawrence E. Johns

Lawrence E. Johns, 47, of Las Vegas died Monday in Las Vegas. He was born May 21, 1951, in Detroit. A resident for seven years, he was a musician, founder of Millennium Starr sci-fi rock group and owner of Millennium Starr Recording Studio.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Abercrombie-Johns; one son, Jesse James Johns of Reseda, Calif.; and two brothers, Don Johns of Hohenwald, Tenn., and Jimmy Hale of Detroit.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Sunday in the Church of Religious Science, 5317 Smoke Ranch Road. Affordable Cremation and Burial Service, 2457 N. Decatur Blvd., is handling arrangements.

James Paul Lasso

James Paul Lasso, 58, of Las Vegas died Thursday in a local hospice. He was born May 30, 1940, in Buffalo, N.Y. A resident for six years, he was a retired marina owner-operator and a Navy veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Judith M.; one daughter, Tracy Cayko of Coeur D'Alene, Idaho; one son, Jim Lasso of Pocatello, Idaho; two stepdaughters, Stephany Herrera and Kari Pierro, his mother, Mary Ahern, and one sister, Marti Tarnutzer, all of Las Vegas; two brothers, John Lasso of Gaviota, Calif., and Doug Lasso of Sandpoint, Idaho; and five grandchildren.

A memorial service was scheduled at 11 a.m. today in Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave.

Mary Lerner

Mary Lerner, 79, of Henderson died Monday in Kingman, Ariz. She was born Nov. 30, 1919, in Tulsa, Okla. A resident for seven years, she was a member of the Women's Republican Auxiliary.

She is survived by her husband, Chester; two daughters, Mary Ellen Fisher of Dallas and Lisa Ann Stetson of Henderson; one son, Anthony J. Lerner of Henderson; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Services were scheduled at 2 p.m. today in Davis Paradise Valley Funeral Home, 6200 S. Eastern Ave. Burial will follow in Paradise Memorial Gardens.

Jack H. Miller

Jack H. Miller, 84, of Henderson died Monday in a local hospital. He was born Oct. 25, 1914, in Denver. A resident for 56 years, he was a retired owner of an architectural firm.

He is survived by one daughter, Mary Anne Ginos of Lakeside, Conn.; two sons, Jim Miller of New York City and John Miller of Cologne, Germany; and five grandchildren.

Services will be 3 p.m. Monday in Palm Mortuary, 800 S. Boulder Highway, Henderson.

The family suggests donations to the School of Architecture Scholarship Fund at UNLV.

Donna Marie Osgood

Donna Marie Osgood, 61, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in Las Vegas. She was born Jan. 4, 1938, in Ohio. A resident for 13 years, she was a homemaker.

She is survived by one sister, Diane Krueger.

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

Hans Joachim Polzius

Hans Joachim Polzius, 58, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in a local hospital. He was born March 22, 1940, in Berlin. A resident for 10 years, he was a food server for 35 years.

He is survived by his wife, Frances; one daughter, and two sisters, Gitti Fiedler and Janette Hubscher, all of Germany; and one grandson.

Nevada Funeral Service-Nevada Cremation or Burial Society, 2983 Fremont St., is handling arrangements.

Sammie E. Potter

Sammie E. Potter, 74, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in a local hospital. He was born Feb. 18, 1925, in Ashland, Kan. A resident for 33 years, he was a retired pharmacist and a World War II Navy veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Leona B.; two sons, Irl Lee Potter and Robert W. Potter, both of Las Vegas; two sisters, Sybil King of Thenix, Ala., and Ruby Bond of Fruita, Colo.; one brother, Edward Potter of Bakersfield, Calif.; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled 2-7 p.m. Saturday in Palm Mortuary, 1600 S. Jones Blvd. A memorial service will be 10 a.m. Saturday in Trinity United Methodist Church, 6151 W. Charleston Blvd.

Christopher 'Kip' Prime

Christopher "Kip" Prime, 24, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in a local hospital. He was born Aug. 11, 1974, in England. A resident for more than seven years, he was an emergency medical technician.

He is survived by his wife, Jeannie; one son, Codi Prime, his parents, Barry and Kristine Prime, and three sisters, Katina Peters, Rebecca Prime and Amanda Prime, all of Henderson; and his grandparents, Aelene Prime of Henderson and William and Yvonne Spies of Eugene, Ore.

Visitation is scheduled 6-8 p.m. today in Palm Mortuary, 800 S. Boulder Highway, Henderson. A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday in Henderson Community Church, Horizon Drive.

Lucia C. Puno

Lucia C. Puno, 73, of Las Vegas died Wednesday in a local health care center. She was born March 4, 1926, in Manila, Philippines. A resident for eight years, she was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, Michael C.; one daughter, Tresita Antonio, and four sons, Alfredo Puno, Alfonzo Puno and Carlos Puno, all of Las Vegas, and Michael C. Puno Jr. of San Diego; two brothers, Juanito Camacho and Romeo Camacho, and two sisters, Asuncion Domingo and Erlinda De La Cruz, all of the Philippines.

Visitation will continue until 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday in Palm Mortuary, 1600 S. Jones Blvd. Services will be 1 p.m. Sunday in Palm Chapel, Jones. Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Park, Northwest.

Harry K. Ruff

Harry K. Ruff, 62, of Henderson died Tuesday in Henderson. He was born Nov. 10, 1936, in Chicago. A resident for 11 years, he was an AT&T communications department supervisor where he worked for 30 years, an Army veteran and a member of AT&T Pioneers.

He is survived by one daughter, Kimberly Green; and one granddaughter.

Nevada Funeral Service-Nevada Cremation or Burial Society, 2983 Fremont St., is handling arrangements.

Thomas Daniel Sullivan

Thomas Daniel Sullivan, 64, of Las Vegas died Monday in Henderson. He was born Sept. 6, 1934, in Lawrence, Mass. A resident for more than two years, he was a Korean War Air Force veteran, member and past president of the Arlington Athletic Club in Lawrence and a member of Plumbers Local 138.

He is survived by his companion, Linda P. Clarke of Henderson; one sister, Joan S. Dubois of Sacramento; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Monday in St. Viator Catholic Church, 2461 E. Flamingo Road. A private burial will follow. Davis Paradise Valley Funeral Home, 6200 S. Eastern Ave., is handling arrangements.

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

Mary Louise Tenberg

Mary Louise Tenberg, 76, of Pahrump died Wednesday in Pahrump. She was born March 2, 1923, in Massachusetts. A resident for 20 years, she was a vending business owner and a member of the Eastern Star for 50 years.

She is survived by two sons, William Soslofsky and Roy Allen; one daughter, Barbara Deshler; two brothers, James Rodgers and Burton Rodgers; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was scheduled at 1 p.m. today in Pahrump Community Center. Desert Memorial Cremation and Burial Society, 1111 Las Vegas Blvd. North, handled arrangements.

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