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Obituaries for September 18, 2001

Elizabeth Irene Beemer

Elizabeth Irene Beemer, 80, of Las Vegas died Wednesday in a local care center. She was born March 20, 1921, in St. Joseph, Mo. A resident for 38 years, she was a PBX operator, an employee for the Coca-Cola Bottling Co. and a juggler in Vaudeville during the 1940s.

She is survived by one son, Walter P. Beemer of Las Vegas; one daughter, Charlotte E. Whall of Escondido, Calif.; and four grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Friday in Paradise Memorial Gardens, 6200 S. Eastern Ave. Davis Funeral Home, 2127 W. Charleston Blvd., is handling arrangements.

Betty L. Carlisle

Betty L. Carlisle, 72, of Las Vegas died Friday in a local hospital. She was born Oct. 9, 1928, in Pittsburgh. A resident for 11 years, she was a bank teller/clerk and a member of the Santa Fe hotel bowling league.

She is survived by her husband, John; two daughters, Diana Reed of Bethel Park, Pa., and Gayle Dye of Houston; one son, Gary Carlisle, two brothers, William Seidel and Robert Seidel, all of Pittsburgh; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Visitation is scheduled 5-8 p.m. today and 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday in Davis Funeral Home, 2127 W. Charleston Blvd. Graveside services will be 1:20 p.m. Wednesday in Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Boulder City. American Burial and Cremation Services, 310 Foremaster Lane, is handling arrangements.

Phillip Cerrone

Phillip Cerrone, 44, of Las Vegas died Saturday in a local hospital. He was born July 21, 1957, in Buffalo, N.Y. A resident for 43 years, he was a supervisor for a wholesale lumber company.

He is survived by his wife, Lori; four daughters, Laura Y. Cerrone, Brittany L. Cerrone, Cailey L. Cerrone and Jorden S. Cerrone; one son, Richie F. Cerrone of Las Vegas; his mother, Rose Cerrone of Henderson; three sisters, Simone Perry and Evelyn Burns, both of Henderson, and Rosanne Cerrone of Las Vegas; three brothers, John Cerrone of Elma, N.Y., and Richard Cerrone and James Cerrone, both of Henderson; and one grandchild.

Visitation is scheduled 2-8 p.m. Wednesday with 6:30 p.m. services in Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave. Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday in Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 5485 E. Charleston Blvd. Burial will follow in Palm Valley View Memorial Park, 7600 S. Eastern Ave..

The family suggests donations to the family account at Bank of America, account No. 130008881.

Rodney J. Chee-Ping

Rodney J. Chee-Ping, 31, of Las Vegas died Saturday in a local hospital. He was born May 4, 1970, in New York City. A resident for 30 years, he was a sanitation truck driver.

He is survived by his wife, Carmelyn; two daughters, Dominique Chee-Ping and Eve, one son, R.J. Chee-Ping, his parents, Arlington and Donna Chee-Ping, three brothers, Kevin Chee-Ping, Tracy Chee-Ping and Duane Chee-Ping, and two sisters, Kelly Chee-Ping and Tara Chee-Ping, all of Las Vegas.

Visitation is scheduled noon-7 p.m. Thursday in Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St. Services will be 10 a.m. Friday in Palm Chapel, Main. Burial will be private.

George Doherty

George Doherty, 71, of Las Vegas died Sunday in a local hospital. He was born July 5, 1930, in Salt Lake City. A resident for 31 years, he retired from a scaffolding business and was a member of Carpenters Local 1780.

He is survived by one son, Patrick Doherty, and one daughter, Robin Moyer, both of Las Vegas; three brothers, Kenneth Doherty of Las Vegas and John Doherty and Frank Doherty, both of Salt Lake City; one sister, Kathleen Anderson of Salt Lake City; and two grandchildren.

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

Virgil L. 'Mr. J' Jackson

Virgil L. "Mr. J" Jackson, 71, of Las Vegas died Saturday in Las Vegas. He was born Jan. 20, 1930, in Riverside, Calif. A resident for many years, he was a senior examiner for the Department of Motor Vehicles, a Korean War Navy veteran, a member of the American Legion, Eagles, National Rifle Association, North American Hunting Club, Association of Retired Public Employees of Nevada and Irish American Club, past president of the Southern Nevada Employees Association and past vice president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.

He is survived by his wife, Sally L.; one son, Virgil L. Jackson II of Las Vegas; two daughters, Sara Gilbertson of Bakersfield, Calif., and Theresa Bivins of Las Vegas; two sisters, June Sapwell and Ola Mae Heddendorf, both of Buckeye, Ariz.; and five grandchildren.

Services will be noon Thursday in the LDS Lorenzi chapel. Burial will be private. Bunkers Mortuary, 925 Las Vegas Blvd. North, is handling arrangements.

The family suggests donations to the Fraternity of the Big Horn Sheep, box 27494, Las Vegas, NV 89126.

Gisela Kamberg

Gisela Kamberg, 77, of Henderson died Saturday in a local hospital. She was born March 7, 1924, in Danzig, Germany. A resident for two years, she was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, Eduard; two sons, Lucas Kamberg of Minneapolis and Mario Kamberg of Hollywood Hills, Calif.; two daughters, Annette Alonzi of Las Vegas and Karen Kamberg of Culver City, Calif.; one brother, Erwin Gohr of Hamburg, Germany; and two grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled 1-3 p.m. Friday in Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave. Graveside services will follow in Palm Valley View Memorial Park, 7600 S. Eastern Ave.

The family suggests donations to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 4830 W. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89121.

Paul David Kennedy Sr.

Paul David Kennedy Sr., 56, of North Las Vegas died Thursday in North Las Vegas. He was born July 24, 1945, in Alabama. A resident for 14 years, he was an Army veteran and a member of the Teamsters Union.

He is survived by his wife, Donna; one son, Paul David Kennedy Jr.; one daughter, Christine; one sister, Bonnette; and five grandchildren.

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

Henry Loeffert

Henry Loeffert, 82, of Henderson died Saturday in a local hospital. He was born Dec. 10, 1918, in Erie, Pa. A resident for seven years, he was a retired technical writer in the aerospace industry, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel and World War II veteran and pilot who flew the Berlin Airlift.

He is survived by one son, Jonathan Loeffert, one daughter, April Clayton, and his companion, Sharlene Kaplan, all of Henderson; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.

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

The family suggests contributions to a children's charity of the donor's choice.

Charles 'Ray' Long

Charles "Ray" Long, 79, of North Las Vegas died Saturday in Las Vegas. He was born Dec. 30, 1921, in Provo, Utah. A resident for 53 years, he was an owner-operator of an ornamental iron firm and a World War II Navy veteran.

He is survived by his wife of 33 1/2 years, Shirlee; five sons, Bruce Long, David Long and Jeff Long, all of Las Vegas, and Frosty Long and Terry Long, both of Las Vegas; four daughters, Charlotte Littlefield of North Las Vegas, Kristin Osterbaan of Madras, Ore., Janette Schlarb of Salem, Ore., and Janey Nelson of Orem, Utah; one brother, Virl Long of Provo, Utah; 54 grandchildren and 66 great-grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled 5-7 p.m. Wednesday in Bunkers Mortuary, 925 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Additional visitation is scheduled one hour prior to 10 a.m. services Thursday in the LDS Civic Center Drive and Tonopah Avenue chapel. Burial will follow in Eden Vale Memorial Park.

Neil B. Madden

Neil B. Madden, 66, of Las Vegas died Sunday in a local hospital. He was born Sept. 4, 1935, in Worcester, Mass. A resident for 5 1/2 years, he was a retired Air Force colonel and Vietnam War veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Lois; two daughters, Robin Fiddler of Orange County, Calif., and Kris Reed of Watertown, N.Y.; one son, David Madden of Silverton, Colo.; two brothers, Bernard Madden of Sacramento and Michael Madden of Providence, R.I.; one sister, Mary Donaldson of Newport, R.I.; and three grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled one hour prior to 6 p.m. services Wednesday in Palm Mortuary, 7400 W. Cheyenne Ave. Additional services will be 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 1811 Pueblo Vista Drive. Graveside services will be noon Thursday in Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Boulder City.

The family suggests donations to the American Cancer Society.

Norma W. Matthews

Norma W. Matthews, 79, of Las Vegas died Sunday in Las Vegas. She was born July 8, 1922, in Filmore, Utah. A resident for 55 years, she was a homemaker.

She is survived by three daughters, Nancy Lang of Las Vegas, Sandra Ettinger of Orem, Utah, and Linda Gardner of Kaysville, Utah; one son, Gary Matthews of Provo, Utah; two sisters, Venice Bunker of Henderson and Helen Warner of Salt Lake City; two brothers, Rex O. Warner of Salt Lake City and Mont Warner of Boise, Idaho; 17 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled 4-7 p.m. Thursday in Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St. Additional visitation is scheduled one hour prior to 10 a.m. services Friday in the LDS chapel at Eighth Street and Franklin Avenue. Burial will be 11:45 a.m. Friday in Memory Gardens.

Shirlene M. Middleton

Shirlene M. Middleton, 66, of Henderson died Thursday in Henderson. She was born July 22, 1935, in San Bernardino, Calif. A resident for seven years, she was a retired dental assistant and a member of Job's Daughters.

She is survived by her husband, Jack W.; one daughter, Sheri Brady of Henderson; one son, Ron Smith of Washougal, Wash.; one stepdaughter, Tami McKenzie of Loma Linda, Calif.; one stepson, Drew Middleton of Redlands, Calif.; one brother, George Radovich of San Bernardino, Calif.; one half-sister, Marge DiPasquale of Middletown, Calif.; and four grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 10:40 p.m. Thursday in Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Boulder City. Palm Mortuary, 800 S. Boulder Highway, Henderson, is handling arrangements.

Naida Clarice Smith Myers

Naida Clarice Smith Myers, 78, of Green River, Wyo., died Sunday in Green River. She was born Jan. 27, 1923, in Delta, Utah. A former Las Vegas resident, she was a bookkeeper, teller, saleswoman and receptionist, an LDS Cub Scout den mother, primary teacher and ward music director, served a mission for the church, a member of the Singing Mothers choir at General Conference in Salt Lake City, a volunteer for the American Cancer Society and a 1940 Las Vegas High School graduate.

She was preceded in death by four children.

She is survived by one daughter, Sue Gebs of Green River, Wyo.; two sons, Rob Myers of Provo, Utah, and Jim Myers of Las Vegas; one brother, Jim Smith of Schurz; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

No local services are scheduled. Fox Funeral Home, Rock Springs, Wyo., is handling arrangements.

N. Betty Norris

N. Betty Norris, 80, of Las Vegas died Sunday in Las Vegas. She was born May 11, 1921, in Glasco, Kan. A resident for 55 years, she was a homemaker, president of the Akita Club of Las Vegas and a member of the Eagles.

She is survived by two daughters, Judy Gresham and Barbara Stevens, both of Las Vegas; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday in Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave. Burial will follow in Palm Valley View Memorial Park, 7600 S. Eastern Ave.

Morgan Sean Ryan

Morgan Sean Ryan, 29, of Las Vegas died Saturday in Las Vegas. He was a manager of information systems for Health Concepts and was born Feb. 7, 1972, in Rhode Island.

He is survived by his mother, Sally Ryan of Rhode Island.

No local services are scheduled. Burial will be in Rhode Island. Hites Funeral Services, 438 W. Sunset Road, Henderson, is handling arrangements.

Margaret G. Salas

Margaret G. Salas, 82, of North Las Vegas died Tuesday in North Las Vegas. She was born July 5, 1919, in Kanai, Hawaii. A resident for 28 years, she was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, Willie; one daughter, Julia Merrill of Blue Ridge, Va.; two sons, John Kealoha of Torrance, Calif., and Guy Ruiz of Kekaha, Hawaii; two brothers, Albert Gomes and Henry Gomes, both of Milpitas, Calif.; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled one hour prior to 10 a.m. services Wednesday in Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St. Burial will follow in Palm Valley View Memorial Park, 7600 S. Eastern Ave.

Pearle Shugarts

Pearle Shugarts, 86, of Las Vegas died Sunday in Las Vegas. She was born Jan. 11, 1915, in Logan, Utah. A resident for six years, she was a retired teacher.

She is survived by her husband, Edward E.; one son-in-law, Kenneth Cole of Las Vegas; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled 10 a.m. until noon services Thursday in Palm Mortuary, 7400 W. Cheyenne Ave. Burial will be private.

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

Bill Stewart

Bill Stewart, 88, of Las Vegas died Sunday in a local care center. He was born Jan. 19, 1913, in Memphis, Tenn. A resident for 10 years, he was a retired county government clerk, a World War II Army veteran and a member of the Master Masons.

He is survived by his wife, Margie; two daughters, Millience Lewis of Detroit and Beverly Harvey of Riverside, Calif.; one brother, Thomas Stewart of Detroit; five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled one hour prior to 10:30 a.m. services Thursday in the First African Methodist Episcopal Church, 2450 Revere St., North Las Vegas. Graveside services will be 1:20 p.m. Thursday in Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Boulder City.

James A. Summers

James A. Summers, 85, of Las Vegas died Saturday in a local hospice. He was born June 10, 1916, in Jayess, Miss. A resident for one year, he was a retired World War II, Vietnam War and Korean War Marine Corps veteran, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and First Marine Corps Division Association.

He is survived by his wife, Olga; one daughter, Dora Summers of Bainbridge Island, Wash.; two sisters, Justine Boyd of Jayess and Ouida Summers of Biloxi, Miss.; and one brother, Henry Summers of Mesa, Calif.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in Palm Mortuary, 1600 S. Jones Blvd.

The family suggests donations to Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders, 913 Ogden Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89101 or the American Cancer Society, 1325 E. Harmon Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89119.

Florence Westermeyer

Florence Westermeyer, 95, of Las Vegas died Sunday in Las Vegas. A homemaker, she was born Nov. 18, 1905, in Michigan.

She is survived by one daughter, Shirley Douglas of Las Vegas.

No local services are scheduled. Burial will be in Illinois. Hites Funeral Services, 438 W. Sunset Road, Henderson, is handling arrangements.

Janice Kay Sims Worwood

Janice Kay Sims Worwood, 60, of Henderson died Sunday in Henderson. She was born Nov. 6, 1940, in Northwood, N.D. A resident for 32 years, she retired as a Clark County schoolteacher after 30 years, a member of the Clark County Education Association, Henderson Kiwanis, Henderson Elks Lodge and the Nevada State Education Association.

She is survived by her husband, Keith A.; two sons, Dr. Kevin Sims of Birmingham, Ala., and Aaron Sims of Salt Lake City; four sisters, Patricia Voels of Las Vegas, Agnes Rey of Minot, N.D., Elizabeth Williard of Hot Springs, Ark., and Dorothy Riskey of Merced, Calif.; five brothers, Ardell Vonesh and Duane Vonesh, both of Grand Forks, N.D., Lyle Vonesh of Huntington Beach, Calif., Arlan Vonesh of Buxton, N.D., and Eugene Vonesh of Bloomington, Minn.; and two grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled 5-7 p.m. Wednesday in Palm Mortuary, 800 S. Boulder Highway, Henderson. Additional visitation is scheduled one hour prior to 1 p.m. services Thursday in First Church of Religious Science, 1420 E. Harmon Ave. Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Park, Henderson.

The family suggests donations to the American Cancer Society, 1325 E. Harmon Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89119, or United Blood Services, 6930 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89117.

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