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Obituaries for April 2, 2003

John Preston Ash

John Preston Ash, 71, of North Las Vegas died Sunday in a local health care center. He was born Aug. 20, 1931, in Los Angeles. A resident for eight years, he was a retired fleet manager for an automotive manufacturer.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara J.; one son, James T. Ash of Jacksonville, Fla.; four daughters, Jan K. Clark of San Jose, Calif., Rhonda J. Buckner of Dallas, Caren R. Whittler of Rapid City, S.D., and Kari M. Stotler of Reno; one brother, David Eden of Anaheim, Calif.; two sisters, Mary Simmons of Alhambra, Calif., and Carol Smith of Orem, Utah; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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

The family suggests donations to University of Nevada Reno, School of Medicine, Department of Physiology and Cell Biology, Anderson Medical Building/352, Reno, NV 89557-0046.

Maude C. Bodell

Maude C. Bodell, 100, of Las Vegas died Friday in Las Vegas. She was born Feb. 28, 1903, in Denver. A resident for 50 years, she owned a beauty salon.

Visitation is scheduled 1-5 p.m. today in Bunkers Mortuary, 925 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Entombment services will be 11 a.m. Thursday in Memory Gardens Mausoleum, 7251 W. Lone Mountain Road.

Rose Teresa Chapman

Rose Teresa Chapman, 85, of Las Vegas died Monday in Las Vegas. She was born Feb. 18, 1918, in Brooklyn, N.Y. A resident for 52 years, she was a homemaker.

She is survived by one son, James J. Chapman, three daughters, Barbara J. Chapman, Georgianna Hemington and Teresa Mosman, and one brother, S.A. Fazio, all of Las Vegas; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled one hour prior to a noon service Thursday in Christ the King Catholic Church, 4925 S. Torrey Pines Drive. Bunkers Mortuary, 925 Las Vegas Blvd. North, is handling arrangements.

The family suggests donations to DYFC, 10201 Mission Gorge, Santee, CA 92071.

Ralph Thomas Combs

Ralph Thomas Combs, 57, of Las Vegas died Friday in Las Vegas. He was born April 6, 1945, in Springfield, Mo. A resident for three months, he was a diversity director for 32 years.

He is survived by his wife, Carol; two sons, Ronnie and Bobby, both of Memphis, Tenn.; two daughters, Terry Beekemeier of Tempe, Ariz., and Michelle Skinner of Arizona; three sisters, Sharon Eisseley and Rita Wilson, both of Las Vegas, and Leta Foster of Portland, Ore.; and six grandchildren.

Services were scheduled at 2 p.m. today at Nathan Adelson Hospice, 4141 S. Swenson St. Sunrise Cremation & Burial Society, 745 W. Sunset Road, No. 5, Henderson, is handling arrangements.

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

Yvette A. Crater

Yvette A. Crater, 88, of Las Vegas died Sunday in a local hospital. She was born March 17, 1915, in Keegan, Maine. A resident for 10 years, she owned and operated a public relations firm.

She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Haskell of Las Vegas and Beverly Demarius of Connecticut; one son, Edward Kipp Crater of Las Vegas; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave., handled arrangements.

Monika Dotson

Monika Dotson, 58, of Las Vegas died Monday in Las Vegas. She was born June 27, 1944, in Lyck, Germany. A resident for four years, she was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, Darrell D.; one daughter, Christine A. Martinez of Camarillo, Calif.; and two grandchildren.

Padden Funeral Home in Kansas is handling arrangements through Palm Mortuary, 7400 W. Cheyenne Ave.

Ola W. Dyer

Ola W. Dyer, 85, of Las Vegas died Sunday in Las Vegas. She was born July 27, 1917, in Poolville, Texas. A resident for 27 years, she was a retired JCPenney clerk.

She is survived by her husband, Leon; one son, Chuck Hardy of Las Vegas; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled noon until 2 p.m. services Thursday in Davis Funeral Home, 2127 W. Charleston Blvd. Burial will be in Farmington, N.M.

The family suggests donations to Odyssey Harbor House, 4011 McLeod Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89121.

Dale F. Farhat

Dale F. Farhat, 73, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in Las Vegas. He was born Oct. 16, 1929, in Lansing, Mich. A resident for four years, he was a retired owner-operator of a food manufacturing company.

He is survived by one daughter, Mischelle Farhat-Codde of DeWitt, Mich.; two sons, James Farhat and Jeff Farhat, both of Lansing; one brother, George Farhat of Las Vegas; one sister, Evon Stafford of Green Valley, Ariz.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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

Elizabeth Flook

Elizabeth Flook, 72, of Las Vegas died Monday in a local hospital. She was born Sept. 4, 1930, in Marfa, Texas. A resident for 13 years, she was a retired secretary.

She is survived by her husband, Robert; and four sisters, Ruth Calderon of Phoenix, Annie Carrillo of Benson, Ariz., Olivia Romon of El Paso, Texas, and Aurora Lamb of Gainesville, Va.

A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Thursday in Palm Mortuary, 7400 W. Cheyenne Ave.

Marguriete Hestbeck

Marguriete Hestbeck, 88, of Las Vegas died Monday in Nevada. She was born March 7, 1915, in Nebraska. A resident for three years, she was a homemaker.

She is survived by one son, Jimmy Drake; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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

Gwendolyn Kay Hinton

Gwendolyn Kay Hinton, 56, of Las Vegas died March 8 in Las Vegas. She was born Jan. 23, 1947, in Little Rock, Ark. A resident for 24 years, she was a maid.

She is survived by three sons, Ronald Davis of Las Vegas, Michael Walsh of Nevada and Eric Hinton of California; her mother, Dorothy Hillman of California; and seven grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn Cemetery. Bunkers Mortuary, 925 Las Vegas Blvd. North, is handling arrangements.

Henry F. Jojola

Henry F. Jojola, 64, of Las Vegas died Saturday in a local hospital. He was born June 4, 1938, in Albuquerque. A resident for 33 years, he was a retired secondary education teacher, past president of the North Las Vegas Optimist Club and the New Mexico Club of Las Vegas, NCSEA, Vica, Hispanic Educators Association of Nevada, Minorities Teachers Care and LULAC, former member of the Nevada Broadcasters Association, a teacher at Barstow, Calif., High School 1967-1970 and a former teacher at Southern Nevada Vocational Technical Center.

He is survived by his wife, Mary C.; two daughters, Mary Lou Taylor of Las Vegas and Lisa A. Miranda of Desoto, Texas; two sons, Henry D. Jojola and Steven C. Jojola, both of Las Vegas; one brother, Johnny Jojola of Albuquerque; and six grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled 5-8 p.m. Friday in Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave. Services will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Viator Catholic Church, 2461 E. Flamingo Road. Burial will follow in Palm Valley View Memorial Park.

The family suggests donations to the American Diabetes Association, 2785 E. Desert Inn Road, Las Vegas, NV 89121.

Emaline Kepaa

Emaline Kepaa, 64, of Las Vegas died Sunday in Las Vegas. A registered nurse, she was born Nov. 6, 1938, in Hawaii.

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

Randy David Loppnow

Randy David Loppnow, 41, of Las Vegas died Saturday in Las Vegas. He was born April 9, 1961, in California. A resident for 10 years, he was a carpenter.

He is survived by two sons, Sean Loppnow and Jonathan Loppnow, and his mother, Sharon Loppnow, all of California; and his father, David Loppnow of Woodland Hills, Calif.

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

Jerry W. Lyon

Jerry W. Lyon, 68, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in Las Vegas. He was born Feb. 4, 1935, in Las Vegas. A resident for three years, he was a retired sheet metal worker.

He is survived by his wife, Doris; three sons, Jerry Jr. of Glen Rock, Wyo., Jeffery of Pahrump and Brian of San Martin, Calif.; one daughter, Carla Tuma of Palm Coast, Fla.; two brothers, David Lyon and Harvey, both of Louisiana; and six grandchildren.

Desert Memorial Cremation and Burial Society, 1111 Las Vegas Blvd. North, is handling private family services.

Andrew Marmouget II

Andrew Marmouget II, 80, of Henderson died Friday in Henderson. He was born Nov. 30, 1922, in Jennings, La. A resident for more than 20 years, he was a retired Air Force major and World War II and Korean War veteran.

He is survived by one son, Andrew Pascal Marmouget III of Springfield, Mo.; one daughter, Anita Marmouget of Henderson; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Burial will be in Minneapolis. Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave., is handling arrangements.

The family suggests donations to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 710 W. 168 St., New York, NY 10032.

Carmen B. Methven

Carmen B. Methven, 85, of Las Vegas died Sunday in a local hospital. She was born Feb. 13, 1918, in Canada. A resident for 17 years, she was a homemaker.

She is survived by two stepdaughters, Patricia L. Cobb and Joan L. Leeder, both of Apple Valley, Calif.

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

Frank Mlynek

Frank Mlynek, 91, of Las Vegas, died Sunday in Las Vegas. He was born Feb. 10, 1912, in Amsterdam, Ohio. A resident for three months, he was a retired butcher, meat salesman and World War II Army veteran.

He is survived by one son, W. Gary Mlynek of Redondo Beach, Calif.; one daughter, Alice Kaufmann of Las Vegas; one brother, John Mlynek of Oxnard, Calif.; two sisters, Martha Kennedy and Frances McDonald, both of Elm Grove, W.Va.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be in Ohio. Palm Mortuary, 1600 S. Jones Blvd., is handling arrangements.

Anita Payne

Anita Payne, 84, of Las Vegas died Friday in a local hospital. She was born June 29, 1918, in Germany. A resident for 15 years, she was a homemaker.

She is survived by one niece, Isabella Liessel of Gessertshausen, Germany.

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

Dora Ann Reese

Dora Ann Reese, 66, of Las Vegas died Sunday in a local hospital. She was born April 9, 1936, in Ventura, Calif. A resident for eight years, she was a retired owner-operator of a retail sales organization.

She is survived by her husband, Dallas B.; one daughter, Teresa Carder of Henderson; three sons, Frank Reese, James Reese and William Reese, all of Las Vegas; three sisters, Linda Morales and Norma Moraga, both of Oxnard, Calif., and Ruth King of Grants Pass, Ore.; five brothers, Raymond Frenes and Vincent Frenes, both of San Francisco, Richard Frenes and Danny Frenes, both of Oxnard, and Bobby Frenes of Las Vegas; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be 6 p.m. Friday in Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave.

Gregoria Panizares Salditos

Gregoria Panizares Salditos, 75, of Las Vegas died Sunday in a local hospital. She was born Jan. 28, 1928, in the Philippines. A resident for five weeks, she was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, Mauricio Salditos; four sons, Ricardito of North Dakota and Romeo, Reynaldo and Henry, all of the Philippines; and four daughters, Ester Salditos and Maritess Mateo, both of Las Vegas, and Merlie Belino and Erlinda Salditos, both of the Philippines; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Visitation is scheduled noon until 5 p.m. services Thursday in Garden Memorial Funeral Home, 3600 W. Vegas Drive. Burial will be in the Philippines.

Donald Scavarda

Donald Scavarda, 48, of Las Vegas died Thursday in Las Vegas. He was born July 8, 1954, in California. A resident for 12 years, he was an electrician and a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

He is survived by his wife, Laurie; his mother, Lorraine Parr of Oregon; and one brother, Victor Scavarda of California.

Services will be 9 a.m. Thursday in Hites Funeral Services, 438 W. Sunset Road, Henderson. Burial will be private.

Robert L. Stewart

Robert L. Stewart, 57, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in Las Vegas. He was born Sept. 7, 1945, in Lake Providence, La. A resident for many years, he was a custodian in the gaming industry.

He is survived by one daughter, Tanya Weatherspoon, one brother, Mark Lewis, and one sister, Tina Stewart, all of Las Vegas; and five grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled 90 minutes prior to a 10:30 a.m. service Friday in American Burial and Cremation Services, 310 Foremaster Lane. Burial will follow in Paradise Memorial Gardens, 6200 S. Eastern Ave.

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