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Obituaries for July 8, 2004

Deatrice Lamon Amos

Deatrice Lamon Amos, 34, of North Las Vegas died Friday in North Las Vegas. She was born April 20, 1970, in Las Vegas. A lifelong resident, she was a hotel worker.

She is survived by her father, Henry Lee Jones, her mother, Linda K. Amos-Pearson, her stepfather, Floyd Cross, and one brother, Marlon Amos, all of North Las Vegas; two sisters, Angela Amos-Holliday of North Las Vegas and Patricia Hicks of Las Vegas; and her grandmother, Susie Butler Bearfield of North Las Vegas.

Visitation is scheduled 2-7 p.m. Friday in Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday in True Love Missionary Baptist Church, 1941 N. H St. Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Park.

Chancey A. Andrus

Chancey A. Andrus, 74, of Las Vegas died Monday in a local hospice. A retired truck driver and a World War II Army Air Corps veteran, he was born Oct. 13, 1929, in Gooding, Idaho.

He is survived by one brother, James Andrus; and one sister, Hilma Hobson of Vancouver, Wash.

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., is handling arrangements.

Norman Franz Budd Jr.

Norman Franz Budd Jr., 47, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in Las Vegas. He was born Feb. 14, 1957, in Chandler, Ariz. A resident for seven years, he was a carpenter.

He is survived by his wife, Charlotte; three daughters, Brandy Anderson, Dorri Anderson and Shannon Yannotone, all of Las Vegas; his parents, Therma and Norman Budd Sr. of Sigurd, Utah; four sisters, Rosemarie Wichael of Redmond, Utah, Priscilla Dougherty of Las Vegas, Hazel Matthews of Cedar City, Utah, and Carolyn Lytle of Alamo; and four grandchildren.

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday in Nevada Funeral Service-Nevada Cremation or Burial Society, 2983 Fremont St.

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

Lawrence C. Carey

Lawrence C. Carey, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in Las Vegas. He was born in Buchanan, Mich. A resident for four years, he was a printer.

He is survived by four sons, Neal R. Carey of Las Vegas, Stanley R. Carey of Dowagiac, Mich., Philip C. Carey of Shawnee Mission, Kan., and Leon J. Carey of Thompson Station, Tenn.; 14 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren.

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

Robert V. Cota

Robert V. Cota, 89, of Las Vegas died Wednesday. He was born July 9, 1914, in Los Angeles. A resident for 14 years, he was a retired Army lieutenant colonel and World War II and Korean War veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Hatsuko H.; two sons, Richard H. Cota of Las Vegas and Hideo H. Cota of Washington state; one sister, Ana Maria Macfarland of Chula Vista, Calif.; and one grandchild.

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

Peter Faieta

Peter Faieta, 74, of Las Vegas died Monday in Henderson. He was born July 28, 1929, in Steubenville, Ohio. A resident for 30 years, he was a self-employed publicity writer.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; one son, Michael Faieta of Las Vegas; one sister, Eleanor Szalka of Columbia, Mo.; and one brother, August Faieta of Pittsburgh.

Visitation is scheduled 1-4 p.m. Sunday in Bunkers Mortuary, 925 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Monday in St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 130 N. Pecos Road, Henderson. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Thomas Taylor Fraser

Thomas Taylor Fraser, 86, of Henderson died Monday in Las Vegas. He was born Aug. 8, 1917, in Dumbarton, Scotland. A resident for 39 years, he was a carpenter at Timet and a veteran of the Canadian Army Provost Marshal Corps.

He is survived by several nieces; nephews; and longtime friends.

Visitation is scheduled one hour prior to an 11:30 a.m. service Friday in Bunkers Mortuary, 925 Las Vegas Blvd. North.

Derrick R. Hill

Derrick R. Hill, 18, of Las Vegas died Sunday in Las Vegas. He was born July 17, 1985, in Las Vegas. He attended Palo Verde High School and was a Job Corps student.

He is survived by his mother, Patricia Bennett, his father, Willard Hill Jr., one brother, Marcus Hill, and his grandmother, Elizabeth Washington, all of Las Vegas.

Visitation is scheduled 2-7 p.m. Friday in Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday in Second Baptist Church, 500 W. Madison Ave.

Derma Collins Johnson

Derma Collins Johnson, 67, Las Vegas died June 29 in a local hospital. She was born June 6, 1937, in New Edinburg, Ark. A resident for 50 years, she was a domestic home worker.

She is survived by six daughters, Hazel Marks of Kingsland, Ark., Vircie Wilson, Doris Harris and Annette Times, all of Las Vegas, and Judy Clark and Geraldine Collins, both of North Las Vegas; five sons, Barney Collins, Morris Hunter, Louis Marks, Terry Collins and Calvin Marks, all of Las Vegas; two brothers, Willie Lee McCoy of Las Vegas and Homer Ray Marks of Arkansas; one sister, Vernell Marks of Las Vegas; 17 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled 2-7 p.m. Friday in Thomas and Jones Funeral Home, 310 Foremaster Lane. Services will be noon Saturday in New Light Missionary Baptist Church, 1165 Lawry Ave. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Paralie M. Kaats

Paralie M. Kaats, 84, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in Las Vegas. She was born March 6, 1920, in St. Joseph, Mo. A resident for 35 years, she was a retired payroll administrator for an airline and a member of the Las Vegas Towne Club.

She is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Kaats Havens and Nancy Kaats, both of Las Vegas; one sister, Edna Pumphrey of St. Joseph; and two grandchildren.

A memorial service will be 4 p.m. Saturday in Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave.

The family suggests donations to Safe Nest Women's Shelter, P.O. Box 43264, Las Vegas, NV 89116, or Golden Rainbow, 1700 E. Desert Inn Road, Las Vegas, NV 89109.

Peter B. Kallem

Peter B. Kallem, 81, of Las Vegas died June 25 at a local care center. He was born Sept. 3, 1922, in Norway, Ill. A resident for five years, he worked in sales, realty and antiquing. He was a retired Air Force major.

He is survived by four sisters, Ruth, Cecelia, Amy and Sedelle.

His body was donated to the science department at UNLV. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Oasis Baptist Church, 4824 Desert Inn. Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St., handled arrangements.

Blanch Kent

Blanch Kent, 98, of North Las Vegas died Monday in a local care center. She was born Dec. 12, 1905, in Lake Providence, La. A resident for 34 years, she was a homemaker.

She is survived by two grandsons, Lovell Smith and Clifton Smith, both of Las Vegas; two granddaughters, Emeldia "Cookie" Washington and Blanch Davis, both of North Las Vegas; 15 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled 2-7 p.m. Friday in Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St. Services will be noon Saturday in Palm Chapel, Main.

Gladys Marie LeFever

Gladys Marie LeFever, 94, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in Las Vegas. She was born Feb. 22, 1910, in Ohio. A resident for six years, she was a homemaker.

She is survived by two daughters, Nanette Castor of Las Vegas and Sharon Kaylor of Temecula, Calif.; one sister, Catherine Benner of Michigan; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

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

Benito G. 'Benny' Mendoza

Benito G. "Benny" Mendoza, 65, of Las Vegas died Friday in a local hospital. He was born March 21, 1939, in Arizona. A resident for 27 years, he was a retired garage door installer and a Korean War Army veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Teresa; two daughters, Regina Baca of Phoenix and Angel Mendoza of Las Vegas; four sons, Richardo Osorio, Fernando Mendoza, Benny Mendoza Jr., and Benjamin "Benjie" Mendoza, all of Las Vegas; 29 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be 7 p.m. Saturday at the family residence, 2680 San Marcos St. Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St., is handling arrangements.

Donna Faye Moore

Donna Faye Moore, 51, of Henderson died Saturday in a local hospital. She was born March 16, 1953, in Little Rock, Ark. A resident for one year, she was a retired care giver.

She is survived by two daughters, Beatrice Ramgoolie of Henderson and Belinda Potter of Redwood City, Calif.; her significant other, Duane Peterson of Las Vegas; her mother, Creamola Manning of Anacortes, Wash.; three sisters, Jacqueline Shackelford of Union City, Calif., and Karen Walls and Martha Walls, both of Anacortes; two brothers, Martinous Moore of Menlo Park, Calif., and Earl Moore of Anacortes; and four grandchildren.

A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Saturday in Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave.

Eugene J. Muche

Eugene J. Muche, 78, of Henderson died Tuesday in a local hospital. He was born Sept. 5, 1925, in Youngstown, Ohio. A resident for eight years, he was a retired owner of a car waxing company, a World War II veteran of the Merchant Marines and a member of the Elks in Hawaii.

He is survived by his wife, Nellie; one daughter, Andi Spaletta of San Jose, Calif.; one son, Kevin Muche of Salem, Ore.; one stepson, Galen Gregory of Henderson; one brother, Tony Muche of Huntington Beach, Calif.; and three grandchildren.

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

The family suggests donations to St. Rose Dominican Hospital, Siena Campus, 3001 S. Rose Parkway, Henderson, NV 89052.

Keith Scott

Keith Scott, 80, of Las Vegas died Monday in Las Vegas. He was born May 29, 1924, in Utah. A resident for 50 years, he was a carpenter.

He is survived his wife, Beth; one son, Rudy Scott, and one daughter, Kalyne Utter, both of Las Vegas; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled 4-7 p.m. Friday in Bunkers Mortuary, 925 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday in the Civic Center and Tonopah LDS chapel. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Gary Don Sprouse

Gary Don Sprouse, 67, of Las Vegas died Friday in a local hospital. He was born April 3, 1937, in Hot Springs, Va. A resident for six years, he owned Modern Door & Equipment Sales.

He is survived by his wife, Janet; five sons, Gary Sprouse, Richard Sprouse, James Sprouse, Bill Dotson and Kevin Sams; and three daughters, Kim Sprouse, Sharon Sprouse and Lisa Williams.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Sunday in Palm Mortuary, 7400 W. Cheyenne Ave.

The family suggests donations to Heaven Can Wait Animal Sanctuary, P.O. Box 30158, Las Vegas, NV 89173.

Oscar Villacorta

Oscar Villacorta, 70, of Las Vegas died Sunday in Las Vegas. He was born Aug. 22, 1933, in the Philippines. A resident for 16 years, he was a dentist.

He is survived by his wife, Leticia; four daughters, Dinna Eisenhart, Vona Villacorta, Vilma Pezalta and Olga Velasco; and two sons, Oscar Villacorta Jr. and Dennis Villacorta.

Visitation is scheduled 2-5 p.m. Friday in Garden Memorial Funeral Home, 3600 W. Vegas Drive. Services will be 5-7 p.m. Monday in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 1811 Pueblo Vista Drive. Mass will be celebrated 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.

Rosalie Wilson

Rosalie Wilson, 93, of Las Vegas died Monday in Las Vegas. She was born Oct. 10, 1910, in Maryland. A resident for 8 1/2 years, she was a nurse's aide.

She is survived by one daughter, Bettye Best; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

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

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