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Obituaries for October 27, 2000

John Wesley Black

John Wesley Black, 69, of Las Vegas died Oct. 20 in Las Vegas. He was born Sept. 6, 1931, in El Paso, Texas. A resident for 45 years, he was a gas station maintenance man.

Services will be 11 a.m. Nov. 3 in Odyssey Health Care, 4011 McLeod Drive. Burial will be in Boulder City Cemetery, 501 Adams Blvd. Hites Funeral Services, 438 W. Sunset Road, Henderson, is handling arrangements.

Jack K. Carter

Jack K. Carter of Henderson died Saturday in a local hospital. He was born in Referio, Texas. A resident for 10 years, he was a retired long distance truck driver, a Korean War and Vietnam War Army veteran, a member of the American Legion and Disabled American Veterans.

He is survived by his wife, Jewel; four daughters, Dora Cochran and Stephanie Eriksin, both of Henderson, Pam Littlefield of Las Vegas and Lisa Carter of Washington state; one sister, Billie Howe of Las Vegas; two brothers, F.C. Carter of Henderson and Forest Taylor Carter of Bakersfield, Calif.; and six grandchildren.

Visitation is private. Graveside services will be 11:30 a.m. Monday in Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Boulder City. Palm Mortuary, 800 S. Boulder Highway, Henderson, is handling arrangements.

Peter Chirichillo

Peter Chirichillo, 70, of Las Vegas died Oct. 15 in Las Vegas. A World War II Army veteran, he was born April 10, 2000, in New Jersey.

Visitation is scheduled 90 minutes prior to 11:30 a.m. services Tuesday in Davis Paradise Valley Funeral Home, 6200 S. Eastern Ave. Graveside services will follow at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Boulder City.

Grace Lund Cox

Grace Lund Cox, 89, of Las Vegas died Wednesday in a local care center. She was born March 3, 1911, in Paragonah, Utah. A resident for 59 years, she was a homemaker and a member of Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.

She is survived by three sons, Jerrold Lund Cox and Michael E. Cox, both of Las Vegas and O. Shelby Cox of Overton; one daughter, Carla Cox Johnson of Reno; 21 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled 9:30-10:15 a.m. Sunday in Bunkers Mortuary, 925 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Additional visitation is scheduled one hour prior to 10:30 a.m. services Monday in the Eighth and Franklin LDS Chapel. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens, 7251 W. Lone Mountain Road.

Paul F. Ferguson

Paul F. Ferguson, 86, of Boulder City died Wednesday in a local hospital. He was born Feb. 7, 1914, in Red Oak, Iowa. A resident for 23 years, he was a retired maintenance manager in the education system and a World War II Army veteran.

Palm Mortuary, 800 S. Boulder Highway, Henderson, is handling private arrangements.

Donald L. Finlayson

Donald L. Finlayson, 79, of Boulder City died Tuesday in a local hospital. He was born Sept. 11, 1921, in Minneapolis. A resident for 12 years, he was a retired Navy commander and World War II and Korean War veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Geraldine M.; two daughters, Heather Lyle of Minneapolis and Tweed Browne of Forest Lake, Minn.; one sister, Jean Olson of Arden Hills, Minn.; and six grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled one hour prior to 11 a.m. services Monday in Palm Mortuary, 800 S. Boulder Highway, Henderson. Graveside services will be 12:30 p.m. Monday in Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Boulder City.

The family suggests contributions to the donor's favorite charity.

M.J. 'Bud' Gibson

M.J. "Bud" Gibson, 77, of Jean died Wednesday in a local hospital. He was born Nov. 20, 1922, in Los Angeles. A resident for 71 years, he was a retired general contractor, a World War II Army veteran, a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters Union for 53 years, Las Vegas Swinging Stars (Square Dance Club) and Good Sam Camping Club.

He is survived by his wife, Nadine; two daughters, Eva Jean Borders and Candie Diane Sexton, and three sons, Jimmy Duane "Butch" Gibson, Donald Lee "Hoot" Gibson and Jackie Ray Gibson, all of Las Vegas; one sister, Barbara Ewaldt of Santa Maria, Calif.; one brother, Gail Gibson of Boulder City; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday in Memory Gardens, 7251 W. Lone Mountain Road. Palm Mortuary, 7400 W. Cheyenne Ave., is handling arrangements.

The family suggests contributions to the donor's favorite charity.

Benjamin L. Kennedy

Benjamin L. Kennedy, 86, of Las Vegas died Sunday in a local hospital. He was born Dec. 4, 1913, in Ventura, Calif. A resident for 15 years, he was a retired carpenter and a World War II Navy veteran.

He is survived his wife, Billie Lou; one son, Dave Kennedy of Vancouver, British Columbia; one daughter, Kerin Kennedy of Oregon; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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

Janet Lyon

Janet Lyon, 74, of Las Vegas died Wednesday in a local hospital. She was born Dec. 20, 1925, in Buffalo, N.Y. A resident for two years, she was a homemaker and a member of Women of the Moose.

She is survived by three daughters, Beth Barancik and Shari Ellis, both of Las Vegas and Denise Brasile of San Diego; three sons, Bud Lyon and Frank, both of Las Vegas and Paul Lyon of San Diego; one brother, Herman Goldstein of Chino Hills, Calif.; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave., is handling arrangements.

Eva 'Fay' McCoy

Eva "Fay" McCoy, 75, of Las Vegas died Thursday in a local hospice. She was born Oct. 19, 1925, in Ralls, Texas. A resident for eight years, she was a homemaker.

She is survived by two daughters, Jackie Robinson of Las Vegas and Terri Riggall of Los Lunas, N.M.; one son, Ken McCoy of Amarillo, Texas; one sister, Dorothy Lisk of Deming, N.M.; one brother, Gilbert Harris of Longview, Texas; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A memorial service will be 4 p.m. Sunday in Grace in the Desert Episcopal Church, 2002-2006 Spring Gate Lane. Palm Mortuary, 1600 S. Jones Blvd., is handling arrangements.

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

Lynda McLean-Galentine

Lynda McLean-Galentine, 45, of Las Vegas died Monday in Las Vegas. She was born July 18, 1955, in Dayton, Ohio. A resident for one year, she was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, Robert F. Galentine Jr.; one son, James McLean, and one daughter, Jennifer McLean, both of Ogden, Utah; her father, Donald Pantall of Tennessee; her mother and stepfather, Sara and Donald Raymer of Galveston, Texas; two brothers, Chip Pantall of Tennessee and Donald Pantall Jr. of Florida; two sisters, Kathy Galentine of Texas and Jenny Gravitt of Ohio; and one grandchild.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday in St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 8901 Del Webb Blvd. Burial will be private. Nevada Funeral Service-Nevada Cremation or Burial Society, 2983 Fremont St., is handling arrangements.

The family suggests donations to St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 8901 Del Webb Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89134.

William Clement Murray

William Clement Murray, 70, of Las Vegas died Monday in Las Vegas. He was born Dec. 29, 1929, in Philadelphia. A resident for 11 years, he was an employee of the Federal Aviation Administration, a Korean War Navy veteran, a member of the Elks Lodge in Boulder City and the American Legion in Cypress, Calif.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Lou; two sons, Tony Bowman and Terry Bowman, both of California; one sister, Betsy Titherington of Los Angeles; and four grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled 4-8 p.m. Friday in Davis Paradise Valley Funeral Home, 6200 S. Eastern Ave. Services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Davis Paradise Valley Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Paradise Memorial Gardens.

The family suggests donations to the Special Olympics.

Martin Lee Presser

Martin Lee Presser, 47, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in Las Vegas. He was born Dec. 4, 1952, in Colquitt, Ga. A resident for 45 years, he was a produce industry truck driver.

He is survived by his mother, Joyce Presser, one daughter, Nichole Presser, and two brothers, Michael Presser and Donald Presser, all of Las Vegas; and two grandchildren.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday in the Carl/Saylor LDS Church, 5800 W. Carl Ave. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens, 7251 W. Lone Mountain Road. Bunkers Mortuary, 925 Las Vegas Blvd. North, is handling arrangements.

George Prosser

George Prosser, 65, of Las Vegas died Oct. 12 in a local hospital. He was born Feb. 25, 1935, in Scranton, Pa. A resident for 37 years, he was a retired Metro police officer, a Korean War Navy veteran, a member of the Masonic Lodge, Shriners, Police Protection Association, DeMolay, Rainbow, Webelos and Silver State Riders Club.

He is survived by his wife, Helen M.; two sons, George M. Prosser of Oregon and Christopher P. Prosser of Las Vegas; one daughter, Stacey J. Prosser of Las Vegas; two brothers, Robert Prosser of Eustis, Fla., and Bill Prosser of Amherst, N.Y.; one sister, Marion Lambein of Highlands, N.C.; and three grandchildren.

Palm Mortuary, 7400 W. Cheyenne Ave., is handling arrangements.

The family suggests donations to the American Heart Association, 6370 W. Flamingo Road, Suite 1, Las Vegas, NV 89103.

Bernadette A. Reevey

Bernadette A. Reevey, 54, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in a local hospital. She was born March 6, 1946, in Kountze, Texas. A resident for six years, she was a teacher.

She is survived by her husband, Ramon; one daughter, Nichole Reevey of Las Vegas; seven sisters, Bonnie Sears and Barbara Waton, both of Dallas, Edna Mae Williams of Raywood, Texas, Elosie Baker of Woodville, Texas, Josephine Hines of Oakland, Calif., Amanda Hunter of Sacramento and Hattie Pearl Doughtrey of Beaumont, Texas; three brothers, Carton Biley of Oroville, Calif., Carl Biley of Silsber, Texas, and John Biley of Dallas; and one grandchild.

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

Crete 'Connie' D. Rice

Crete "Connie" D. Rice, 91, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in a local care center. She was born Oct. 16, 1909, in San Francisco. A resident for 30 years, she was a sales clerk at Sears.

A memorial service was 1:30 p.m. today in Odyssey Health Care, 4011 McLeod Drive. Burial will follow in Eden Vale Memorial Park.

Roy Lee Ridner

Roy Lee Ridner, 62, of Henderson died Wednesday in Henderson. He was born July 5, 1937, in Evarts, Ky. A resident for one year, he was a realtor and an Army veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Judy; one son, Robert Ridner of Temperance, Mich.; one daughter, Renee Trout of Macomb, Mich.; one brother, Manard Ridner of Tampa, Fla.; one sister, Deloris Boissomneault; and two grandchildren.

Hites Funeral Services, 438 W. Sunset Road, Henderson, is handling arrangements.

Beverly Robinson

Beverly Robinson, 76, of Las Vegas died Wednesday in Las Vegas. She was born June 4, 1924, in California. A resident for three years, she was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, Thomas; three sons, Beverly Hansen of Las Vegas, Ginny Koford of St. George, Utah, and Shari Berry of Moorpark, Calif.; two sons, Raymond Robinson of Thousand Oaks, Calif., and Glen Terry Robinson of Colorado; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled one hour prior to 2 p.m. services Saturday in the Beverly Glenn LDS Ward, Hollywood and Stewart. Burial will be in California.

Ismael Vargas Rua

Ismael Vargas Rua, 20, of Las Vegas died Monday in Las Vegas. He was born April 8, 1980, in California. A resident for 14 years, he was a landscaper.

He is survived by his companion, Chole Verduzco of Las Vegas; one son, Omar Rua, and his father, Gilberto Rua, both of North Las Vegas; his mother, Marisela Vargas of Dinuba, Calif.; four sisters, Maria Rua and Erika Rua, both of California and Bibiana Rua and Ty-Lynn Rua, both of Las Vegas; two brothers, Gilberto Rua Jr. and Christian Rua, both of Las Vegas; and his grandparents, Jesus and Josefina Vargus of Washington state.

Visitation was scheduled 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. services today in Bunkers Mortuary, 925 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Burial will be in California.

Dorothy Sokolik

Dorothy Sokolik, 76, of Las Vegas died Friday in a local hospice. She was born May 22, 1924, in Minnesota. A resident for 33 years, she was a security guard, an Air Force veteran, a member of the Nevada Constables Association, Air Force Sergeants Association and the Retired Enlisted Association.

She is survived by one brother, Thomas J. Sokolik of Las Vegas.

Davis Funeral Home, 2127 W. Charleston Blvd., handled arrangements.

Kathleen Smith Vig

Kathleen Smith Vig, 88, of Las Vegas died Saturday in a local hospital. She was born Oct. 1, 1912, in Longmont, Colo. A resident for three years, she was a government telephone operator.

She is survived by one son, Wayne Meyer of North Las Vegas; one sister, Roberta Swift of Colorado; and two grandchildren.

American Burial and Cremation Services, 310 Foremaster Lane, is handling private arrangements.

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