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ARCHER, MARGARET  
MARGARET ARCHER Margaret Louise "Peggy" Archer, age 66, of Pahrump, passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at her home, after a long battle with cancer. Peggy was born Jan. 25, 1949, in Porterville, Calif., to Clyde and Patricia (nee O'Connor) Dykes. She graduated from Antelope Valley High School in Lancaster, Calif. in 1967 and attended University of California, Riverside before marrying Thomas Field Archer Jr. in 1969. Peggy enjoyed a long career as a retail manager and most recently worked for Home Depot in the garden section. She was an avid gardener and was most happy cultivating the beauty of the Earth. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Archer Jr.; daughter, Christiana Archer; and mother, Patricia Dykes. She is survived by her sons, Thomas III (Sophia) and Samuel (Amber); eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; her father, Clyde Dykes; sister, Janet O'Connor; brother, Daniel (Dee) Dykes; sister, Marianne (Paul) Hamrick; four nephews; and numerous cousins. Memorial service will at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, at Palm Mortuary, 1600 S. Jones Blvd., Las Vegas. Peggy was a woman with a heart for seeing the best in others and was selfless in her sacrifice for her family. Her sense of humor and quick wit will be missed.
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ATTEBERRY, ROBERT  
ROBERT ATTEBERRY Robert Darrell Atteberry, age 81, of Las Vegas, passed away July 17, 2015, at home, surrounded by family. He was born June 25, 1934, in Wapata, Wash., to Glenn and Myrtle Davis Atteberry. Robert served as a mechanic in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He developed a lifelong love for flying and obtained his pilot's license and instructor license. Bob was a jack of all trades, but enjoyed working with his hands the most, building airplanes, his own homes and many, many wood working projects. Robert is survived by his wife, Eula Atteberry; four children, Camille (Terry) Ware, Dawna (Charles) Richert Elliston, Angela (Bryan) Piercy and William (Sherri) Atteberry; and three stepdaughters, Barbra King, Betty (David) Jean Hesler, Carolyn Singleton and Beth. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren; 10 stepgrandchildren; one great-grandchild; and 11 stepgreat-grandchildren. So many people loved Bob and his family is so grateful for all of their love and support. Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 28, at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Veterans Memorial Drive, Boulder City. Family and friends can sign an online memorial guestbook at www.bouldercityfamilymortuary.com
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BARNES, LARRY  
LARRY BARNES Lloyd "Larry" Barnes, benefactor of Las Vegas St. Garabed Armenian Apostolic Church and Cultural Center, passed away Friday, July 17, 2015, at the age of 86. Larry married Seda Der Garabedian, in December 1965 and both Seda and Larry were active in the Las Vegas Armenian community. Larry with a generous donation in 2009 helped construct St. Garabed Church which became the first Armenian Church in the State of Nevada. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 25, at St. Garabed Armenian Church, 2054 E. Desert Inn Road, Las Vegas, NV 89169. Graveside service following at Palm Valley View Memorial Park, 7600 S. Eastern Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89123. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the "Seda Der Garabedian-Barnes Education Fund" at St. Garabed Armenian Church, 2054 E. Desert Inn Road, Las Vegas, NV 89169.
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BARTLETT, COLLEEN  
COLLEEN BARTLETT Colleen M. Bartlett, 88, of Dolores, Colo., died peacefully Monday, July 13, 2015. She was born Colleen May Atkin in Los Angeles, to Owen W. and Florence E. (nee Young) Atkin. Before retiring to Dolores, Colleen lived in Henderson, where she worked at the Eldorado Casino. She was active in local political campaigns of Senator Howard Cannon and President John F. Kennedy, and served as President of the American Business Woman's Association, Desert Dawn Chapter. Colleen was an avid cook and an expert candy maker. Outside of her family, her greatest joy came from reading. She was a voracious reader of everything from murder mysteries to romance novels. She will be remembered by her family as a devoted mother whose spirit and strength was an inspiration to all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Sharon Dawn Kuningas. Colleen is survived by her three sons, Harold L. Watkins, Wayne C. Watkins, and John H. Bartlett; as well as her companion, of 25 years, Edward Jaskulski. Private services are scheduled for this summer. Private services will be held this summer when Colleen will be laid to rest at Summit Ridge Cemetery in Dolores next to her sister, Jocklyn "Jackie" Fieldson. Arrangements are being made through Ertel Funeral Home, 42 N. Market St., Cortex, CO 81321, (970) 565-3468.. To send condolences or to view the full obituary, log on to www.ertelfuneralhome.com and click on the obituary section.
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BENOIT, TABOR  
TABOR BENOIT Tabor Benoit, 48, of Las Vegas, passed away June 13, 2015, in the ICU unit of Mountain View Hospital, after a long-term illness. He was born in Baker, Ore., named after Mt. Tabor. He graduated in 1985 from Ketchikan High School, Alaska. He greatly enjoyed both outdoor and indoor sporting activities, including boating, fishing, hunting, shooting, golfing, riding, bowling, card playing, music and movies. Tabor had a fondness for animals and birds, especially dogs, cats, ferrets, horses and talking parrots. He either lived in or visited many states and foreign countries and while doing so, worked on various construction projects. While living in Las Vegas, he was a member of the teamsters union and drove a concrete truck for the Nevada Ready Mix Co. Tabor is survived by his parents, Margie and Tom; brother, Thad; sister-in-law, Linda; nephews, Tristan and Alec; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends; and his dog, Jake. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, 4275 N. Rancho Drive. In lieu of flowers, any donations in Tabor's name made to any Catholic charity for the poor would be appreciated.
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BROWN, JESSIE  
JESSIE BROWN Jessie Lee Brown, of Las Vegas, passed away July 17, 2015. She was born July 10, 1934, in Jackson, Miss., to the union of Jonah and Jessie Kenney. She accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age and attended Holy Ghost Catholic School in Jackson, where she graduated in 1953. She relocated to California in 1969 and in 1980 was introduced to her husband, James C. Brown Jr., by a mutual friend. Jessie relocated to Las Vegas and married the love of her life Feb. 14, 1982. Jessie earned a bachelor of science degree from University of Redlands. She held various positions while working for IBM and retired as an administrative manager in 1990 and remained committed as a devoted wife to Jay. After retirement, she served as a board member of the Boys and Girls Club and was an active member of the Knights of Peter Claver in Las Vegas. She supported various charitable organizations through selfless giving and the act of helping others. Jessie enjoyed many pleasures of life including creating beautiful handmade greeting cards, jewelry and beading on a loom. She enjoyed leisurely travel to explore the world. Her adventures included such places as Rome, Italy, Paris, Portugal, and Spain, to name a few. Her favorite place to travel was Hawaii with her late husband. Jessie treasured time spent with family and friends. She was an avid reader and well-versed in world current events. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, James C. Brown Jr.; parents, Jonah and Jessie Kenney; brothers, Charlie, Jonah Kenney Jr, James A. and Nathaniel; and sister, Marlene. She leaves to cherish her memory aunt, Thelma (Susanne) Kinney; a host of nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 28, at Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89123.
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BUCHANAN, GENE  
GENE BUCHANAN Gene Thomas Buchanan of Henderson and Pahrump, passed away Saturday, June 20, 2015, in Las Vegas. He was born June 27, 1944, in Bakersfield, Calif., to Nona E. Pyle Moore and Robert Benjamin Moore and was later adopted by Stancel L. Buchanan. Gene was a welder and took great pride in his work. He owned Diversified Welding Works in Henderson, for many years. For recreation, he especially enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle whenever he had the opportunity. Gene was preceded in death by his brother, Hardy Lee Buchanan, of Hauser Lake, Idaho. He is survived by his four children; Jennifer and Robert of Las Vegas, and Lisa and Andrea of Tennessee; two grandchildren, Savannah and Sage; and his sisters, Stacey Embree of Lake Creek, Idaho, and Vicki Ringer of Woodland Hills, Calif. No services are scheduled.
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CALIXTO, HECTOR  
HECTOR CALIXTO Hector Matute Calixto, 56, a pediatrician, of Las Vegas, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2015. He was born May 7, 1959, in Manila, Philippines, to Fidel and Romana Calixto, and was a resident of Nevada since 2000. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, brother, doctor and friend to all he met. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, the University of the Philippines Medical Alumni Society in America and proud Mu Sigma Phi fraternity brother. Hector is survived by his beloved wife, Eloisa; daughter, Catherine; son, Charles; brother, Fidel and his wife, Janice and their son, Joe; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-7.p.m. Friday, July 31, with 4 p.m. novena and 6 p.m. vigil prayers, all at Palm Mortuary, 7400 W. Cheyenne Ave., Las Vegas. Mass will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 1811 Pueblo Vista Drive, Las Vegas.
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Coffin, Ann  
ANN COFFIN Ann Coffin, 89, of Las Vegas, passed away Saturday, July 11, 2015, in Ocean Park, Wash. She was born Aug. 14, 1925, in Beaumont, Kan., to William and Beula Schooling. She was a first grade teacher at Bertha Ronzone Elementary School for many years and retired from CCSD. Ann is survived by her husband, of 57 years, Phil; her daughter, Jacque Everhart and her husband, Ray; and three grandkids, Raianne, Brooke and Dillon Everhart. Funeral services were previously held in Wichita, KS.
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CONLEY, BOBBIE  
BOBBIE CONLEY Bobbie Jo Barnson Conley, of Las Vegas, passed away Sunday, July, 19, 2015, on her 87th birthday. She was born July 19, 1928, Bobbie Jo Shoemake, in Muskogee, Okla., to Roy Shoemake and Lois Randrup. Bobbie moved to Las Vegas in 1958. She was preceded in death by husbands, Alton Ashworth, John White, Clifton Barnson and Leo Conley. Bobbie is survived by five children, daughter, Lynda Bailey and sons, Terry, Craig, Larry and Dennis Barnson. She also is survived by 11 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Bobbie worked as the cage manager for the King 8 and Bourbon Street Casinos and a crossing guard for several years. She was a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and was loved by everyone with whom she came in contact. Bobbie always looked to give a helping hand to those around her. Celebration of life will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, at Canyon Ridge Christian Church, 6200 W. Lone Mountain Road, Las Vegas, NV 89130. In lieu of flowers, Bobbie requested that donations be made to the Canyon Ridge Christian Church, www.canyonridge.org in her memory. Bobbie is now with those family members she yearned to be with for many years.
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