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Obituaries for Dec. 15, 2003

Grace E. Bartlett

Grace E. Bartlett, 74, of Las Vegas died Wednesday in Las Vegas. She was born April 22, 1929, in Camden, N.J. A resident for more than 40 years, she was a homemaker, a member of the Eastern Star and Zelzah Shrine Auxiliary.

She is survived by one sister, Carlyn Thuestad of Montague, N.J.

Visitation is scheduled 9-10 a.m. Tuesday in Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St. Graveside services will follow in Palm Memorial Park.

Armando D'Alessio

Armando D'Alessio, 78, of Henderson died Nov. 26 in Las Vegas. He was born Feb. 7, 1925, in the Bronx, N.Y. A resident for 10 years, he was a retired World War II Army veteran.

He is survived by his companion, Dolly Perri of Henderson; one daughter, Linda Koestner of New York City; and one brother, John D'Alessio of Florida.

Graveside services were scheduled Dec. 10 at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Nevada Funeral Service-Nevada Cremation or Burial Society, 2983 Fremont St., handled arrangements.

Alfred H. Entler

Alfred H. Entler, 91, of Las Vegas died Saturday in a local hospital. He was born Sept. 2, 1912, in Barnsboro, Pa. A resident for 27 years, he was a retired retail sales company owner.

He is survived by one daughter, Lauren Entler of San Diego; two sons, Donald Entler and David Entler, both of Las Vegas; one sister, Marge Pair of Detroit; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled one hour prior to a 10 a.m. service Tuesday in Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave. Burial will follow in Palm Chapel, Eastern.

Ima Jean Fontana

Ima Jean Fontana, 73, of Las Vegas died Wednesday in Las Vegas. She was born Oct. 20, 1930, in Garden City, Kan. A resident for 36 years, she was a homemaker and a former member of Rosary Makers at St. Anne Catholic Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Sandra Vitale of Houston and Marsha Doyle of Lamar, Mo.; two stepdaughters, Nancy Gardner of Las Vegas and Laura Cox of New Zealand; one sister, Dorothy Lingo of Salina, Kan.; two brothers, Ray Henry of Union City, Calif., and George Henry of Salina; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services were scheduled at 1 p.m. today in Eden Vale Memorial Park. Bunkers Mortuary, 925 Las Vegas Blvd. North, handled arrangements.

Irene Harper

Irene Harper, 79, of Las Vegas died Dec. 8 in Las Vegas. A homemaker, she was born Aug. 21, 1924, in Louisiana.

She is survived by her husband, Edward; and one granddaughter, Candise Escanlante of Las Vegas.

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

George A. Hart

George A. Hart, 83, of Las Vegas died Saturday in Las Vegas. He was born Aug. 4, 1920, in Petersburg, Tenn. A resident for 55 years, he was a retired casino slot mechanic and a World War II Army Air Corps veteran.

He is survived by one son, Slade Hart of Las Vegas; and two grandchildren.

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

The family suggests donations to Alzheimer's Association, 919 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1000, Chicago, IL 60611.

Frances Jerry

Frances Jerry, 92, of Las Vegas died Dec. 8 in Las Vegas. She was born July 4, 1911, in Brooklyn, N.Y. A resident for 26 years, she was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, Andrew; three daughters, Andrea Jerry of Long Beach, N.Y., Marlin Gladieux of New Canaan, Conn., and Cyndy Ingoglia of Minden; and four grandchildren.

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

Robert R. Lewis

Robert R. Lewis, 75, of Las Vegas died Friday in a local hospital. He was born Jan. 22, 1928, in St. Louis. A resident for 43 years, he was a retired tile setter and a Korean War Army veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Mary; one daughter, Gail Lewis of Lubbock, Texas; three sons, Gary Lewis of Sammamish, Wash., and John Romano and Michael Romano, both of Las Vegas; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Visitation is scheduled 2-7 p.m. Tuesday in Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in Palm Chapel, Main. Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Park.

Jorge Oscar Margarucci

Jorge Oscar Margarucci, 57, of Las Vegas died Wednesday in Las Vegas. He was born April 29, 1946, in Argentina. A resident for nine years, he was a self-employed tile setter and a member of BAC Local 3.

He is survived by his wife, Sabina; three daughters, Claudia Margarucci, Lorena Margarucci and Jessica Margarucci, and one son, Eduardo Margarucci, all of Las Vegas; one brother, and two sisters, all of South America; and six grandchildren.

A memorial service will be 5 p.m. Thursday in Bunkers Mortuary, 925 Las Vegas Blvd. North. A private burial will follow.

Stephanie Ontko

Stephanie Ontko, 83, of Las Vegas died Friday in Las Vegas. She was born Dec. 13, 1919.

She is survived by one son, Edward Ontko; and one daughter, Darlene Johnson.

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

Clairlou O'Neill Purtell

Clairlou O'Neill Purtell, 59, of Las Vegas died Thursday in Las Vegas. She was born April 16, 1944, in Pennsylvania. A resident for 24 years, she was a hotel PBX operator.

She is survived by two sons, John G. Purtell III and William Patrick Purtell, both of Las Vegas; two daughters, Melissa Marie Resly of Las Vegas and Sharon Grace Collins of Oklahoma; and four grandchildren.

A memorial service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in Memory Gardens, 7251 W. Lone Mountain Road. Bunkers Mortuary, 925 Las Vegas Blvd. North, is handling arrangements.

Julia Randall

Julia Randall, 93, of Henderson died Thursday in a local care center. A homemaker, she was born Nov. 23, 1910, in New York City.

King David Memorial Chapel and Cemetery, 2697 Eldorado Lane, is handling private arrangements.

Betty Jean Rico-Thibault

Betty Jean Rico-Thibault, 49, of Henderson died Tuesday in Henderson. She was born Nov. 13, 1954, in El Paso, Texas. A resident for 41 years, she was a medical clerk.

She is survived by her husband, Robert; two sons, Christopher Chmiel of Hereford, Ariz., and Sean Wilson of Las Vegas; one stepson, Cody Thibault of Henderson; her mother, Beatrice Theiss of Las Vegas; three sisters, Carolyn Welborn and Judy Donatell, both of Las Vegas, and Mary Jensen of Page, Ariz.; and four grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled noon-7 p.m. Tuesday in Bunkers Mortuary, 925 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in Paradise Memorial Gardens, 6200 S. Eastern Ave.

Roberta Lee Ryan

Roberta Lee Ryan, 47, of Las Vegas died Thursday in Las Vegas. She was born June 18, 1956, in Uniontown, Pa. A resident for 37 years, she was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband of 23 years, James; one son, Paul Michael Owens of Oregon; two daughters, Stacy Renee Owens and Shawny Cheree Ryan, and one sister, Mary Chapman, all of Las Vegas; five brothers, Orin Cole, George Cole, Paul Cole and Terry Cole, all of Las Vegas, and Clyde Boyer of Indiana; and three grandchildren.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Bunkers Mortuary, 925 Las Vegas Blvd. North.

WoonSen Tham 'Mrs. K.L. Wong'

WoonSenTham, "Mrs. K.L. Wong," 77, of Las Vegas died Dec. 8 in a local hospital. A homemaker, she was born Jan. 23, 1926.

She is survived by her husband, Kwai Loon Wong; three daughters, Poh Chee Wong and Pow Yoke Wong, both of Las Vegas, and Jancy P.C. Lee of Henderson; two sons, C.H. Wong and Kut Loong Wong, both of Las Vegas; and three grandchildren.

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

Future M. Tolefree

Future M. Tolefree, 84, of North Las Vegas died Thursday in Las Vegas. She was born July 4, 1919, in Pine Bluff, Ark. A resident for 36 years, she was a saleswoman and seamstress for a clothing store.

She is survived by four sons, Todd Tolefree of Atlanta, Jay Tolefree and Lenny Penlton, both of Las Vegas, and Nesby Brown of Kansas City, Kan.; two daughters, Terri Tolefree of Los Angeles and Toni Tolefree of Las Vegas; one sister, Ernestine James of Las Vegas; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled 3-7 p.m. Wednesday in Bunkers Mortuary, 925 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Services will be 11:30 a.m. Thursday in Bunkers Chapel. Graveside services and burial will follow in Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Boulder City.

Sue Uhlman

Sue Uhlman, 57, of Las Vegas died Saturday in a local hospice. She was born Sept. 26, 1946, in San Francisco. A resident for 24 years, she was a loan closer for a home mortgage company.

She is survived by one son, Kevin Covell of Las Vegas; her parents, George and Janet Nielsen of Pacifica, Calif.; one sister, Joan Simpson of Houston; and one grandson, Trey Covell of Las Vegas.

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

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

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