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Obituaries for June 26, 2003

Forrest D. 'Bud' Abel

Forrest D. "Bud" Abel, 88, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in a local hospital. He was born June 7, 1915, in Mason City, Iowa. A resident for 25 years, he was a retired Army senior master sergeant and a World War II and Korean War veteran.

He is survived by one son, Jerry L. Abel of Las Vegas; one sister, Marion Porath of Parker, Ariz.; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled 9-10 a.m. Friday in Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave. Graveside services will follow in Palm Chapel, Eastern.

Emmanuel V. Abordo

Emmanuel V. Abordo, 34, of Las Vegas died Wednesday in Las Vegas. He was born Dec. 31, 1968, in Manila, Philippines. A resident for 18 years, he was a dealer.

He is survived by his parents, Rodrigo and Sonia Abordo, one sister, JoJo Abordo, and two brothers, Joseph Abordo and Chris Abordo, all of Las Vegas.

Visitation is scheduled one hour prior to a 2 p.m. Mass and will continue until a 6:30 p.m. memorial service Saturday in Nevada Funeral Service-Nevada Cremation or Burial Society, 2983 Fremont St.

Helene W. Bertrams

Helene W. Bertrams, 90, of Boulder City died Monday in Boulder City. She was born Oct. 5, 1912, in Germany. A resident for three years, she was an electronics technician.

She is survived by one son, Rainer Bertrams of Boulder City; and two grandchildren.

Burial was in Houston. Boulder City Family Mortuary, 833 Nevada Way, Suite 1, handled arrangements.

Renee Bruce

Renee Bruce, 71, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in a local hospital. She was born March 16, 1932, in Cleveland. A resident for 15 years, she was a homemaker.

She is survived by one daughter, Cynthia Gould, and one son, Rick Gould, both of Las Vegas; one brother, Michael Ruvin of Milwaukee; and one grandchild.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday in Palm Memorial Park. Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St., is handling arrangements.

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

Sallie H. Coleman

Sallie H. Coleman, 63, of Las Vegas died Saturday in Las Vegas. She was born April 28, 1940, in Tallulah, La. A resident for 48 years, she was a cook at the Flamingo Hilton for 25 years, Tonopah Test Site for eight years and University Medical Center for 10 years.

She is survived by two sons, Keith L. Hartwell of North Las Vegas and Richard D. Hartwell of Las Vegas; two daughters, Yolanda R. Coleman and Cynthia L. Coleman, both of Las Vegas; four brothers, Bill Hartwell of Philadelphia, Jesse Hartwell and William Hartwell, both of Las Vegas, and Edgerton Hartwell of North Las Vegas; four sisters, Della Huddleston and Vanella Glover, both of Las Vegas, Beatrice Carter of Reno and Stella Hartwell of Baltimore; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday in American Burial and Cremation Services, 310 Foremaster Lane. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Greater Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church, 1915 Lexington St. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Joyce A. Despain

Joyce A. Despain, 67, of Las Vegas died Monday in Las Vegas. She was born Dec. 1, 1935, in Idaho. A resident for 44 years, she was a Clark County School District teacher.

She is survived by her husband, Harold S.; one son, Kevin Despain of California; three daughters, Keri Despain of Las Vegas, Kim Banneck of Idaho and Kelly Abbott of Hawaii; one brother, Lyle R. Anderson, two sisters, Zina Martin and Darlene Tolley, all of Idaho; and 16 grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled one hour prior to a 10 a.m. service Friday at the LDS chapel, 1101 N. Pecos Road. Burial will be private. Bunkers Mortuary, 925 Las Vegas Blvd. North, is handling arrangements.

Mona Dujmovic

Mona Dujmovic, 52, of North Las Vegas died Monday in a local hospice. She was born July 15, 1950, in Watertown, S.D. A resident for eight years, she was a seamstress.

She is survived by her husband, Tom; one son, Anthony Dujmovic of Salt Lake City; one daughter, Tiffany Boudreau of North Las Vegas; her father, Curtis Luginvill, and one sister, Marilynn Sanders, both of Eastmon, Ga.; and two grandchildren.

A memorial service will be 4 p.m. Monday in Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 4051 N. Cimarron Road. Affordable Cremation and Burial Service, 2457 N. Decatur Blvd., is handling arrangements.

Deborah K. Farley

Deborah K. Farley, 53, of Las Vegas died June 17 in Las Vegas. She was born Feb. 25, 1950, in California. A resident for three years, she was a waitress.

She is survived by one daughter, Kim Wise; one sister, Pamela Aiken; and two grandchildren.

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

Jack R. Farmer

Jack R. Farmer, 84, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in Las Vegas. He was born July 8, 1918, in San Francisco. A resident for 38 years, he was a retired chief engineer, a World War II Navy veteran and a member of the Masons.

He is survived by four sons, Dennis Farmer and Robert Farmer, both of Las Vegas, Stephen Farmer of San Diego and Shaun Farmer of Morro Bay, Calif.; one sister, Martha V. Forth of Moreno Valley, Calif.; and five grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 10:40 a.m. Monday in Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Boulder City. Affordable Cremation and Burial Service, 2457 N. Decatur Blvd.

Larry A. Farnsworth

Larry A. Farnsworth, 68, of Las Vegas died Monday in a local care center. He was born Jan. 27, 1935, in Bunkerville. A resident for 60 years, he was a retired licensed residential designer, a Korean War Army veteran, a graduate of Las Vegas High School, worked for the highway department, Nevada Power, owned Farnsworth Company, served as secretary and vice president of Las Vegas Valley Water District and served as activity chairman for the Boulder Dam Area Boy Scouts of America.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Marolyn; one son, Larkin A. Farnsworth of Las Vegas; one daughter, Janette Crowl of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii; two brothers, Darwin Farnsworth of Bella Vista, Ark., and Wayne Farnsworth of Las Vegas; one sister, Naureen Swapp of St. George, Utah; and three grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled one hour prior to an 11 a.m. service Saturday at the LDS Eighth and Franklin Relief Society Room. Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St., is handling arrangements.

Andrew D. Forgey Sr.

Andrew D. Forgey Sr., 59, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in Las Vegas. He was born Jan. 23, 1944, in California. A resident for 34 years, he was an electrician and a member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 357.

He is survived by three sons, Andrew Jr., Aaron and Charlie; two daughters, Pam and Paula; one brother, Richard; one sister, Bobbyee Fitzgibbons; and two grandchildren.

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

Terry Lee Garvey

Terry Lee Garvey, 48, of Las Vegas died May 10 in Las Vegas. He was born Sept. 11, 1954, in Kentucky. A resident for many years, he was a carpenter and construction supervisor.

A chapel service will be one hour prior to a 1:30 p.m. service Monday in Desert Memorial Cremation and Burial Society, 1111 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Paul Edward George

Paul Edward George, 62, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in a local hospital. He was born Sept. 29, 1940, in Camden, N.J. A resident for seven years, he was a mechanic, an Air Force veteran and a member of the American Legion.

He is survived by one daughter, Joyce Elizabeth Jones of Pasadena, Md.; one son, Cristopher Paul George Sr. of Marmora, N.J.; one sister, Judy McMullen of Hemet, Calif.; and five grandchildren.

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

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

Arnetta Katherine Goins

Arnetta Katherine Goins, 58, of Las Vegas died Thursday in Las Vegas. She was born July 31, 1944, in Texas. A resident for 38 years, she was a cashier in the gaming industry.

She is survived by four daughters, Deborah Ziegler and Tina Richardson, both of Las Vegas, Wilma Murphy of Oklahoma and Sherry Wilson of Albany, Ga.; one son, Jeffrey Murphy of Las Vegas; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Visitation is private. Services will be 10 a.m. Friday in Davis Paradise Valley Funeral Home, 6200 S. Eastern Ave. Burial will follow in Paradise Memorial Gardens. American Burial and Cremation Services, 310 Foremaster Lane, is handling arrangements.

Carolyn J. Hendon

Carolyn J. Hendon, 71, of Las Vegas died Saturday in a local hospital. She was born March 8, 1932, in Bearden, Ark. A resident for 47 years, she was a hotel housekeeping inspector.

She is survived by three sons, Jessie A. Thrower, Derrial L. Thrower and Cameo Hendon, all of North Las Vegas; three daughters, Jean C. Lisby of Las Vegas, India Hendon of North Las Vegas and Nicole Moore; one brother, James Jacobs of Las Vegas; one sister, Marie Waller of North Las Vegas; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Visitation is scheduled 2-8 p.m. today in American Burial and Cremation Services, 310 Foremaster Lane. Services will be noon Friday in Greater Most High Church of God in Christ. Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Park.

Donald Eugene Hittlet

Donald Eugene Hittlet, 65, of Las Vegas died Monday in Las Vegas. He was born June 30, 1937, in Pana, Ill. A resident for 43 years, he was a retired bartender and an Air Force veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Marjorie Ruth; one daughter, Veronica Domingo, and one son, Randy Domingo, both of Pensacola, Fla.; two brothers, Jerry of Reno and Fred of Sterling, Ill.; one sister, Debbie of Pensacola; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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

Paul Dye Irvin

Paul Dye Irvin, 75, of Las Vegas died Friday in a local hospice. He was born Aug. 30, 1927, in West Virginia. A resident for 17 years, he was a retired casino cashier and a Navy veteran.

He is survived by his companion, Gloria; three sons, Paul Jr., Douglas and Terence; one brother, Joseph F.; five sisters, Lynda, Harriette, Mary, Nancy and Sally; and numerous grandchildren.

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

Jim Keller

Jim Keller, 60, of Las Vegas died Monday in Las Vegas. A founder-director of Civic Ballet of Las Vegas and co-owner of Keller Fox Restaurant of Las Vegas, he was born June 18, 1942, in Chicago.

He is survived by his companion, Christian Fox of Las Vegas.

Neptune Society of Nevada, 8570 Del Webb Blvd., is handling arrangements.

Glen A. Palma

Glen A. Palma, 93, of Henderson died Wednesday in a local hospital. He was born Nov. 15, 1909, in the Philippines. A resident for 14 years, he was a retired restaurant bartender, a World War II Navy veteran and a member of the Knights of Columbus in California.

He is survived by his wife, Catherine; two daughters, Lynn Palma of Denver and Gloria Palma of Los Angeles; two sons, Greg Palma of Henderson and Gary Palma of Los Angeles; and three grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled 10 a.m.-noon Friday in Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave. Graveside services will follow at 1:20 p.m. Friday in Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Boulder City.

Anita Plotkin

Anita Plotkin, 87, of Henderson died Sunday in a local hospital. She was born Sept. 28, 1915, in Milwaukee. A resident for two years, she was a retired schoolteacher.

She is survived by one son, Stephen; and three grandchildren.

A memorial service will be 4 p.m. Thursday in Congregation Ner Tamid, 2761 Emerson Ave. King David Memorial Chapel and Cemetery, 2697 Eldorado Lane, is handling arrangements.

Dorris 'Dody' Scofield

Dorris "Dody" Scofield, 78, of Bullhead City, Ariz., died Monday in a local hospice. She was born Jan. 4, 1925, in McGregor, Texas. A resident for 44 years, she was a retired hotel bookkeeper, a member of Order of the Eastern Star-Daylite Chapter 30, World Clown Association and Clowns of America.

She is survived by her husband, Glenn; three sons, John Scofield of Sacramento, Larry Langley of Fullerton, Calif., and Dennis Scofield of Kameula, Hawaii; three brothers, Gene Burchfield of Weed, Calif., Kenneth Burchfield of Mississippi and Charley Burchfield of Texas; one sister, Lex of Texas; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services will be noon Friday in Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave.

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

Raymond Shapiro

Raymond Shapiro, 69, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in Las Vegas. He was born Aug. 12, 1933, in New Rochelle, N.Y. A resident for 33 years, he was an Air Force veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Jonna; six sons, Donald Shapiro, David Shapiro, Leonard Shapiro, Harold Shapiro and Paul Shapiro, all of Las Vegas, and Daniel Shapiro of Antioch, Ga.; one daughter, Helen-Shapiro Armstrong of Las Vegas; and 12 grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 1:20 p.m. Monday in Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Boulder City. Davis Paradise Valley Funeral Home, 6200 S. Eastern Ave., is handling arrangements.

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

Dale Speaker

Dale Speaker, 44, of Las Vegas died Saturday in Las Vegas. He was born Aug. 19, 1958, in Tampa, Fla. A resident for 32 years, he was a carpet cleaning technician for a janitorial service.

He is survived by his parents, Terryle and Shirley Speaker, one brother, Mark Speaker, and one sister, Deborah Telfer, all of Las Vegas.

A nicheside service will be 10 a.m. Friday in Eden Vale Mausoleum. Bunkers Mortuary, 925 Las Vegas Blvd. North, is handling arrangements.

Beatrice Stotland

Beatrice Stotland, 83, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in Las Vegas. She was born Nov. 22, 1919, in Hungary. A resident for eight years, she was a homemaker, a lifetime member of the City of Hope and was a member of Hadassah.

She is survived by her husband, Paul; one son, Peter Stotland of Northridge, Calif.; one daughter, Nancy Graham of San Diego; two sisters, Helen Hertzberg of Camarillo, Calif., and Lillian Berger of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and two grandchildren.

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

Floyd E. Thurman

Floyd E. Thurman, 81, of Las Vegas died Saturday in a local hospital. He was born May 1, 1922, in Lawrence, Mo. A resident for 35 years, he was a retired construction operator, a World War II Army veteran, a member of Operating Engineers Local 12 and the Masons.

He is survived by his wife, Albertina; and one brother, Homer Thurman.

A memorial service will be 6 p.m. Saturday in Palm Mortuary, 1600 S. Jones Blvd. Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St., is handling arrangements.

Jeanine G.B. Tokarczyk

Jeanine G.B. Tokarczyk, 71, of Las Vegas died Wednesday in Las Vegas. She was born Dec. 19, 1931, in Buffalo, N.Y. A resident for 23 years, she was a dealer.

She is survived by one daughter, Betty Marchione of Fairfield, Ohio; one brother, Ronald J. Scotch of Buffalo; and four grandchildren.

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

Paul Zesblum

Paul Zesblum, 78, of Las Vegas died Wednesday in a local hospital. He was born June 30, 1924, in Brooklyn, N.Y. A resident for 40 years, he was a retired owner-operator of a fire equipment company, a World War II Army veteran, a member of Zelzah Shrine, Summerlin Shrine Club and Jewish War Veterans Post 64.

He is survived by his wife, Fay; four daughters, Michele Rambicur, Terri Miller, Mindy Zesblum and Lynn Zesblum, all of Las Vegas; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled one hour prior to a noon service Friday in Palm Mortuary, 7400 W. Cheyenne Ave. Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Park, Northwest, 6701 N. Jones Blvd.

The family suggests donations to Shriners Children's Hospital, Zelzah Shrine Temple, 2222 W. Mesquite Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89106.

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