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Obituaries for July 17, 2001

William Arnell

William Arnell, 76, of Las Vegas died Sunday in Las Vegas. He was born April 8, 1925, in Philadelphia. A resident for seven years, he was a Navy machinist and World War II Coast Guard veteran.

He is survived by two daughters, Donna Kruse of Ridgecrest, Calif., and Pamela Martin of Union, Ore.; two sons, Christopher of Laughlin and William Arnell Jr., of Ridgecrest; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Bunkers Mortuary, 925 Las Vegas Blvd. North, handled arrangements.

Verna L. Beatty

Verna L. Beatty, 83, of Las Vegas died Saturday in Las Vegas. She was born Sept. 16, 1917, in Minnesota. A resident for 29 years, she was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, Leland; two sons, James Harrison of Rancho Cordova, Calif., and Daniel Harrison of Palo Alto, Calif.; two stepsons, David Beatty and Lee Beatty, both of Las Vegas; one sister; two brothers; two grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be 10 a.m. Friday in Calvary Lutheran Church, 800 N. Bruce St., Las Vegas, NV 89101. Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St., is handling arrangements.

The family suggests donations to Safe Nest Women's Shelter, P.O. Box 43264, Las Vegas, NV 89116.

Barbara Beck

Barbara Beck, 57, of Henderson died July 6 in Marietta, Ga. She was born Dec. 14, 1943, Cincinnati. A resident for 12 years, she was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, William; one son, Samuel Beck, and one daughter, Julie Beck, both of Henderson; one brother, Arthur John Stagnaro Jr. of Cincinnati; and one sister, Dorothy Grogan of Marietta.

Visitation is scheduled 5-7 p.m. today in Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave. Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Peter's Catholic Church, 204 S. Boulder Highway, Henderson. Burial will be in Palm Valley View Memorial Park.

Donald E. Birch

Donald E. Birch, 62, of Henderson died Saturday in Las Vegas. He was born Dec. 9, 1938, in New York. A resident for 18 years, he was a security shift supervisor for 16 years at the Las Vegas Convention Center and a Navy veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; one son, Joseph of San Diego; one daughter, Patricia Turner of Las Vegas; two stepsons, Joseph Cikity of Las Vegas and Eric Cikity of Utah; his mother, Rose Birch, one sister, Susan Roman, and one brother, Jerry Birch, all of New York; and eight grandchildren.

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

Emily T. Bova

Emily T. Bova, 89, of Las Vegas died Saturday in Las Vegas. She was born March 28, 1912, in Harrison, N.Y. A resident for 21 years, she was a retired housekeeper.

She is survived by one sister, Philomena DiRuzzio of Hopewell Junction, N.Y.

Visitation is scheduled noon-4 p.m. today in Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave. Services will be noon Wednesday in Palm Chapel, Eastern. Burial will follow in Palm Valley View Memorial Park.

Leland 'Lee' Bowman

Leland "Lee" Bowman, 71, of Henderson died Saturday in a local hospital. He was born Feb. 8, 1930, in Anaconda, Mont. A resident for four years, he was a telephone company foreman and a Korean War Navy veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Judy; three sons, David Bowman of Spokane, Wash., and Mike Bowman and Matt Bowman, both of Anchorage, Alaska; one brother, Bill Bowman of Columbus, Ohio; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Thursday in Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave.

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

Sara E. Callas

Sara E. Callas, 54, of Las Vegas died Sunday in a local health care center. She was born Oct. 10, 1946, in California. A resident for 33 years, she was a retired cosmetologist.

She is survived by one daughter, Nicoli Callas, and one son, Larry Callas, both of Las Vegas; and five grandchildren.

Palm Mortuary, 1600 S. Jones Blvd., is handling private arrangements.

Irene Bernice Farthing

Irene Bernice Farthing, 81, of Henderson died Saturday in a local care center. She was born Feb. 7, 1920, in El Dorado, Kan. A resident for 52 years, she was a homemaker and the former owner-operator of Farthing Baker in Las Vegas from 1953-1971.

She is survived by one son, Larry E. Farthing of Sparks; one sister, Allene Eckles of Kingman, Ariz.; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday in Palm Mortuary, 800 S. Boulder Highway, Henderson.

Duncan M. Gordon

Duncan M. Gordon, 78, of Las Vegas died Saturday in Las Vegas. He was born April 17, 1923, in Grandin, N.D. A resident for 41 years, he was a retired carpenter, a World War II Navy veteran and a member of the Carpenters Union for 50 years.

He is survived by his wife, Eleanora Ann; one son, Duncan Bruce Gordon, and one daughter, Brenda Gay Best, both of Phoenix; two stepsons, Sam Moccero of Phoenix and Dick Moccero of Janesville, Wis.; one sister, Doris Grbouaz of San Clemente, Calif.; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled 2-7 p.m. today in Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St. Graveside services will be 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Buchanan Blvd., Boulder City.

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

Edward E. Gray

Edward E. Gray, 75, of Las Vegas died Friday in a local hospital. He was born Sept. 24, 1925, in Robinsonville, N.C. A resident for 13 years, he was a retired government machine operator, a World War II Navy veteran and a member of the Fleet Reserve.

He is survived by his wife, Betty C.; two daughters, Ann Cole of Jacksonville, N.C., and Joy Lewis of Fayetteville, N.C.; one son, Kenneth E. Cummings Jr. of Midlothian, Va.; one sister, Sheila Taylor of Jacksonville; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be Wednesday in Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Buchanan Blvd., Boulder City. Palm Mortuary, 1600 S. Jones Blvd., is handling arrangements.

Avis E. Kemper

Avis E. Kemper, 82, of Las Vegas died Thursday in a local hospital. She was born July 5, 1919, in Beaver Crossing, Neb. A resident for 50 years, she was a homemaker.

She is survived by two sons, Dennis Kemper of Las Vegas and Rocky Lee Kemper of Indian Springs; and one sister, Eileen Anderson of Milford, Neb.

Visitation is scheduled 3-7 p.m. Wednesday and 9-10 a.m. Thursday in Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St. Graveside services will follow in Palm Memorial Park.

The family suggests donations to West Blue Church Cemetery, c/o Don Dankas, 219 Third St., Milford, NE 68405.

Doris L. King

Doris L. King, 58, of Las Vegas died Sunday in a local hospital. She was born April 22, 1943, in Laurinburg, N.C. A resident for eight years, she was a Postal Service employee and a member of the APW Union Local 761.

She is survived by her husband, Jake King of New York City; two daughters, Tracy Alston and Terry L. King, both of Las Vegas; one son, Michael King of New York City; two brothers, Dannie Short of New York City and Ali Hasan of Florida; one sister, Yvonne Green of Las Vegas; and four grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled 1-5 p.m. Wednesday in Nevada Funeral Service-Nevada Cremation or Burial Society, 2983 Fremont St. Services and burial will be in the Bronx, N.Y.

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

Gary Martin Krizewicz

Gary Martin Krizewicz, 36, of Las Vegas died Saturday in Las Vegas. A resident for 12 years, he was born Dec. 30, 1964, in Evergreen Park, Ill.

He is survived by his parents, Edward and Bette Krizewicz, and two brothers, Larry Krizewicz and David Krizewicz, all of Las Vegas.

A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Christ the King Church, 4925 S. Torrey Pines Drive. Burial will be in Illinois. Davis Paradise Valley Funeral Home, 6200 S. Eastern Ave., is handling arrangements.

Robert L. Larkin

Robert L. Larkin, 58, of Las Vegas died Saturday in a local hospital. He was born Dec. 22, 1942, in Detroit. A resident for 20 years, he was an appliance repair technician.

He is survived by one daughter, Dawn M. Howland of Las Vegas; two sons, Robert D. Larkin of Boise, Idaho, and Ryan A. Larkin of Ann Arbor, Mich.; and five grandchildren.

A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday in Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Buchanan Blvd., Boulder City. Palm Mortuary, 7400 W. Cheyenne Ave., is handling arrangements.

Lillian Levine

Lillian Levine, 84, of Las Vegas died Sunday in Las Vegas. She was born Oct. 9, 1916, in Brooklyn, N.Y. A resident for 5 1/2 years, she was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, Irving; one son, Larry Levine of North Las Vegas; one sister, Linda Chaiken of Beverly Hills, Calif.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday in Palm Memorial Park, Northwest. Palm Mortuary, 7400 W. Cheyenne Ave., is handling arrangements.

Betty Jane Maines

Betty Jane Maines, 79, of Las Vegas died July 5 in Las Vegas. She was born Aug. 11, 1921, in Pennsylvania. A resident for 20 years, she was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, Horace; one son, Henry Maines of Montreal; three sisters, Amy Dardowski of Pennsylvania and Wanda Turner and Phyllis Hicklin, both of Florida; one brother, Victor Bollinger of Canada; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled 3-6 p.m. Thursday in Bunkers Mortuary, 925 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Services will be 10 a.m. Friday in Bunkers Meadow Room. Burial will follow in Eden Vale Mausoleum.

Patricia A. Malina

Patricia A. Malina, 66, of North Las Vegas died Saturday in North Las Vegas. She was born Aug. 13, 1934, in Philadelphia. A resident for one year, she was a retired bank clerk.

She is survived by her husband, Joseph; two daughters, Marlene Wagner of Las Vegas and Jennifer Buchanan of Rantoul, Ill.; one son, Chip Springs of Orangevale, Calif.; her mother, Mary Riley, and one sister, Cynthia Weiser, both of Philadelphia; and four grandchildren.

A memorial service was 2 p.m. today in the Nathan Adelson Hospice, 3391 N. Buffalo Drive. Affordable Cremation and Burial Service, 2457 N. Decatur Blvd., handled arrangements.

Vincent 'Jimmy' Maltese

Vincent "Jimmy" Maltese, 64, of Las Vegas died Saturday in Las Vegas. He was born July 17, 1936, in Brooklyn, N.Y. A resident for 20 years, he provided front-door services at a hotel-casino prior to his retirement and a retired Culinary Union shop steward and hotel employee.

He is survived by his wife, Roxanne; two sons, Peter Maltese of Howard Beach, N.Y., and Vincent (Maltese) Izzolo of Las Vegas; one daughter, Linda Couch of Long Beach, N.Y.; one sister, Nina Kistner of Bethpage, N.Y.; and three grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled noon-7 p.m. today and Wednesday in Palm Mortuary, 7400 W. Cheyenne Ave. Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday in Our Lady of Wisdom Byzantine Catholic Church, 2120 Lindell Road.

The family suggests donations to Our Lady of Wisdom Byzantine Catholic Church, 2120 Lindell Road, Las Vegas, NV 89102.

Earl D. Rogers

Earl D. Rogers, 78, of Las Vegas died Saturday in a local hospital. He was born June 30, 1923, in Harrison, Ark. A resident for 20 years, he was a retired crane repairman in the steel industry and a World War II Army veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret; two sisters, Virginia Matthews of Avon, Ill., and Ruth Miller of Mason City, Ill.; and three brothers, Harold Rogers of Griffith, Ind., Edger Rogers of Hammond, Ind., and Davis Rogers of Illinois.

Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave., is arranging private services.

The family suggests donations to Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Buchanan Blvd., Boulder City, NV 89005.

Irma Nyhart Rowling

Irma Nyhart Rowling, 90, of Las Vegas died Saturday in Las Vegas. She was born Oct. 6, 1910, in Twin Bridges, Mont. A resident for 45 years, she was a homemaker.

She is survived by two daughters, Marlene McGeever and Margel Dining, both of Las Vegas; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled one hour prior to a 2 p.m. service Wednesday in Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave. Burial will follow in Palm Valley View Memorial Park. Palm Mortuary, 1600 S. Jones Blvd., is handling arrangements.

The family suggests donations to Harbor House Hospice, 4011 McLeod Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89121 or the charity of the donor's choice.

Sandra Smith

Sandra Smith, 60, of Henderson died Sunday in Henderson. She was born July 7, 1941, in Ravalli, Mont. A resident for 39 years, she was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, Del Walker; three sons, Gerald E. Smith, Dewey Smith and Doyne Smith, and stepmother, Dorothy Lahtinen, all of Henderson; one brother, Jack Wilson of Crystal Springs, Miss.; one half-sister, Ina Rodarte of Henderson; and five grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 9 a.m. Wednesday in Palm Mortuary, 800 S. Boulder Highway, Henderson.

Ann Ruth Walk

Ann Ruth Walk, 80, of Las Vegas died Saturday in a local hospital. She was born Aug. 23, 1920, in Chicago. A resident for six years, she was a homemaker and a member of Hadassah.

She is survived by her husband, Irving; two daughters, Marcia Rosenblum of Las Vegas and Arlene Sandler of Chicago; one sister, Rose Munson of Skokie, Ill.; and two grandchildren.

Graveside services were 10 a.m. today in Palm Memorial Park, Northwest. Palm Mortuary, 7400 W. Cheyenne Ave., handled arrangements.

The family suggests donations to Hadassah, 4972 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89119.

Jack Alan Walthour

Jack Alan Walthour, 71, of Las Vegas died Sunday in Las Vegas. He was born Jan. 11, 1930, in Mulberry, Kan. A resident for 15 years, he was a printer for CF&I in Pueblo, Colo., for 30 years and Mac Printing in Las Vegas for three years, and was a Korean War Army veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Melva; one daughter, Brenda Higgins of Las Vegas; two sons, Kenneth Higgins of Las Vegas and Bruce Walthour of Aurora, Colo.; one brother, Willard Dale Walthour of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and five grandchildren.

A memorial service was 2 p.m. today in Nathan Adelson Hospice Chapel, 4141 Swenson St. Valley Memorial Crematory, 4855 W. Desert Inn Road, is handling arrangements.

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

Carol Williams

Carol Williams, 62, of North Las Vegas died Saturday in a local hospital. She was born Feb. 9, 1939, in Jamestown, N.Y. A resident for eight years, she was a homemaker.

She is survived by two daughters, Jo Gause of Santa Barbara, Calif., and Katie Ware of Las Vegas; one sister, Sarah Blessing of Santa Barbara; and two grandchildren.

A memorial service will be 6 p.m. Thursday in Palm Mortuary, 7400 W. Cheyenne Ave.

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