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BROWDER, JANICE  
JANICE BROWDER Loving wife, mother, and grandmother, Janice Browder, of Las Vegas, passed away June 16, 2016.. She is survived by her husband, of over 56 years, Richard "Dick;" children, Mark, Stephen, and Cindy, along with their spouses; and grandchildren. She was born Jan. 20, 1938, in Ohio, and resided in Las Vegas for over 40 years. She was in the travel industry for 20 years, managing several agencies and as a result, she was able to travel the world with her husband. She loved the slots, spending time with family, and being at their southern Utah cabin watching the birds and deer. Visitation will be from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, July 7, with service following, both at Davis Funeral Home, 6200 S. Eastern Ave., Las Vegas.
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CHAPPELL, ELDON  
ELDON CHAPPELL Eldon Ernest "Chappy" Chappell, 75, passed away June 20, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. He was born April 14, 1941, in Coalville, Utah, to Ernest and Gertrude Chappell. He attended North Summit High School in Coalville. He married his high school sweetheart, Emma Jean Harding, Sept. 17, 1959. Eldon enjoyed hunting, fishing, off-roading and boating. Eldon loved many things, but the love of his family was his biggest love. Two of his greatest titles were "Grandpa," and "Grampy Great." Eldon's jobs included service station attendant, coal miner in the Chappell Coal Company, electrician, electronic technician, policeman and a political sign assembler. His life's work was police work. He worked for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department for 30 years, retiring with the rank of sergeant. While on the police force, he worked in the jail, on patrol, special investigations, communications, general assignment, larceny, liaison, auto theft and burglary. Eldon served faithfully in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as a counselor in the Bishopbric, employment specialist and a temple worker. Eldon battled illnesses for many years and fought his illnesses to the very end. Eldon is loved by all who knew him and will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife, Jean; four children, Steve (Joan) Chappell, Tina Kirkman, Deanne (Jay) Ashworth and Lisa (Troy) Hirschi; brother, Paul Chappell; sister-in-law, Lorraine Heiner; 17 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. The viewing will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, June 24. Viewing again 9-9:45 a.m. Saturday, June 25, with service following at 10 a.m., all at the LDS Chapel, 6051 Dorrell Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89131. Burial following at Palm Memorial Park, 6701 N. Jones Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89131. In lieu of flowers, please honor him by making a donation to the LDS missionary fund.
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CHRISTENSEN, BLANCHE  
BLANCHE CHRISTENSEN Blanche H. Cutler Christensen, 89, of Las Vegas, passed away Friday, June 17, 2016. She was born March 25, 1927, in Elwood, Utah. Blanche had a wonderful childhood in Elwood with her parents and five siblings. After graduating high school in Cokeville, Wyo., she worked two jobs in order to earn tuition to attend business college. It was after business college that Blanche met her future husband, Wendell Cameron Cutler, while working at the Naval Depot in Utah. They were married Dec. 3, 1948 and spent most of their married life raising their five children in the Las Vegas area. Service was the hallmark of Blanche's life. She faithfully served her family, community and church until her passing. Blanche served as an ordinance worker in both the St. George and Las Vegas Temples for many years. Along with her second husband, Don J. Christensen (Feb. 24, 2001), Blanche served two full-time missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in London, England and Atlanta, Ga. In her own life history, Blanche attributed her desire to serve directly to her close relationship with, and love of, the Lord. Blanche was preceded in death by her parents, Ella and Lorenzo Hunsaker; both husbands; her son Dean; and her grandson, Benjamin Cutler. She is survived by two daughters, Marsha (Roger) Thiriot, Sara (Fred) Deaver; and two sons, Michael (Janet) Cutler and Lloyd (Donna) Cutler. She is also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation will be 9-10: 30 a.m. Saturday, June 25, with family prayer following and service at 11 a.m., all at the LDS Church, 1001 N. Christy Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89110. Burial following at Bunkers Memory Gardens Cemetery, 7251 W. Lone Mountain Road, Las Vegas, NV 89129.
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CLARK, GERALD  
JERRY CLARK A proud U.S. Navy veteran, Gerald "Jerry" Guy Clark, 87, passed away June 16, 2016. He was born Veteran's Day, Nov. 11, 1928, in North Platte, Neb. Jerry and his wife, Mary Ellen, eloped to Las Vegas Christmas Eve 1954. They moved to the Las Vegas area permanently in 1955 and Jerry worked for over 30 years in the casino industry before retiring from the Silver City in 1993. Always active in his community, Jerry coached little league baseball, was a troop leader with Boy Scouts and helped start the Las Vegas Junior Golf Association. Jerry was also a long-standing member and past president of the Southern Nevada Golf Association and he and Mary Ellen belonged to the German-American Social Club of Southern Nevada for over 25 years. He was preceded in death by his son, Richard "Rick" Clark; and his sister, Roberta Delaney. Jerry is survived and will be terribly missed by his wife, of 61 years, Mary Ellen Clark; his daughter, Kerri Clark; numerous nieces, nephews and countless friends. Service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, June 24, at Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St. Graveside service following at Palm Memorial Park. Reception following 4 pm., at the German-American Club, 1110 E. Lake Mead Blvd. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association, www.alz.org
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CLARK, MAXINE  
MAXINE CLARK Maxine Clark passed away March 8, 2016, in Brigham City, Utah. She was born Oct. 15, 2023, in Texarkana, Texas, to Edward Milo Frizzell and Lurah Ellen Paige. She graduated from Southern Methodist University. She was married to Earnie Clark. She was very active in the Republican Party and was a member of the Spring Mountain Republican Women's Club. Maxine is survived by her children, Sandra Jensen, John E. Clark Jr. and Renee Pierson. Service was previously held March 18. Memorial service will be at 12:40 p.m. Friday, July 1, at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Veterans Memorial Drive, Boulder City, where she will be buried with her husband, Earnie. "After the memorial, we will have lunch together." In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge, 375 E 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, (801) 444-1802.
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COLYER, DAWN  
DAWN COLYER Dawn Louise Colyer passed away June 13, 2016, at 79, four days short of her 80th birthday. She was born June 18, 1936, in Ludington, Mich., and moved to Phoenix with her husband and four children when she was 24. She spent the rest of her life there until three years ago when she came to Las Vegas. She enjoyed the outdoors and shared many adventures with her kids and grandkids throughout the years. The loves of her life were her four kids; 12 grandkids; 26 great-grandkids; and a great-great-grandson! Throughout her life many of them lived with her in her home. She had a close relationship with her family. She loved everyone and they loved her too. Many called her "mom" and her home was theirs. Services and burial will be in Phoenix.
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CUMMINGS, ANNE  
ANNE CUMMINGS Anne G. Cummings, 90, passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2016. She was born Dec. 29, 1925, to James and Josephine Griffith in Twin Falls, Idaho. After high school, she attended business school in Santa Cruz, Calif., and the Foreign Service Institute in Washington, D.C. She was employed as an accountant for the Department of Defense and Department of State serving in Guam, Germany, Greece, and Washington, D.C. While in Greece, Anne met and fell in love on a blind date with her future husband, James W. Cummings. They were married June 16, 1961. Anne was a loyal military wife and when James retired from the U.S. Air Force, they moved to Boulder City to raise their four children. Anne was first and foremost a devoted Catholic, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved to keep her mind active with crosswords, watching documentaries of all kinds and voraciously reading world news publications. She was a faithful member of St. Peter the Apostle Roman Catholic Church and worked tirelessly over the years as a volunteer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lt. Col. James W. Cummings; her parents, James and Josephine Griffith; and brothers, James and Robert Griffith. She is survived by her children, John Cummings, and his wife, Angela of Columbia City, Ind., Susan Melton and her husband, Don, Jo Anne Cummings of Boulder City, and Patricia Cummings of Henderson; nine Grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. She will be deeply missed by everyone who knew her. Visitation will be 3-6 p.m. June 28, with a Vigil following, both at Palm Mortuary, 800 S. Boulder Highway in Henderson. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 29, at St. Peter the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, 204 S. Boulder Highway in Henderson. Burial following at Palm Mortuary Mausoleum, 551 Adams Blvd., Boulder City. In lieu of flowers, please honor her by making a donation to Catholic charities.
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CURRIER, CLIFF  
CLIFF CURRIER Clifford Edwin Currier, 57, of Las Vegas, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2016. He was born May 9, 1959, to Cleve and Delores Currier, in Alva, Okla. He graduated from Ulysses High School, attended Dodge City Community College and graduated from Kansas University as a mechanical engineer. He worked 22 years in the aerospace and medical field before becoming co-owner of Total Imaging Solutions. Devoted family man, avid golfer, KU "fan-atic," friend to many, he lived life to the fullest. Cliff was preceded in death by his father, Cleve. Cliff is survived by his wife, of 34 years, Terri; sons, Travis Currier (Tiffany) of Long Beach, Calif., and Derek Currier (Emma) of Las Vegas; grandchildren, Issa and Kayden; mother, Delores Currier of Ulysses, Kan.; brother, Lonnie Currier (Tami) of El Dorado, Kan.; and numerous family and friends. Visitation will from 10-12:30 p.m. Sunday, June 26, with service following, both at Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave. Burial following at Palm Valley View Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be sent to the Grant County Bank, Box 389, Ulysses, KS 67880, in the name of the Cliff Currier Golf Scholarship Fund. "We will keep memories of Cliff in our hearts forever." "Rock Chalk Jayhawk KU!"
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DENIRO, JOHN  
JOHN DENIRO John Michael DeNiro, age 76, passed away June 13, 2016. John was born in Murray, Utah, to Mike and Angelina DeNiro. He graduated from Murray High School, earned a degree in accounting from the University of Utah in 1961 and passed the CPA exam in 1963. He was the senior partner of DeNiro and Thorne for many years before becoming chief financial officer of American Asphalt and Grading Company of Las Vegas. He was president of the Nevada chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors in 2001 and a member of the board of directors for many years. He was an active member of the rotary clubs of Sugarhouse, North Las Vegas and western Las Vegas and was a two-time Paul Harris fellow. His son, Clayton, passed away in 2012. John is survived by his wife of 50 years, Elaine; four children, Cody, Carri, Michael and Nicole; two brothers, Tom and Ray DeNiro of Moses Lake, Wash.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. John enjoyed hunting ducks, fishing and carving decorative duck decoys. Many of his creations are with friends and family members. John loved cruising and enjoyed trips with his wife and especially with his family. He had a great love for his family and friends and will be missed greatly by all who knew him. His family wishes to express their gratitude to Mesa View Hospice in Mesquite who gave their time, expertise and caring hands, to help John and Elaine in this time of need. Celebration of life for family and close friends will be 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at 677 West 6300 South, Murray, at the home of his daughter, Nicole "Nikki." Donations may be made to Ducks Unlimited in lieu of flowers. Burial is pending at Salt Lake City Cemetery. The family invites you to leave a message or memory in their guestbook at www.virginvalleymortuary.com
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EBELL, NORMAN  
NORMAN EBELL Norman Ebell, 80, passed away peacefully June 17, 2016, at home. Born and raised in Baker, Ore., he served one tour in the U.S. Navy and one tour in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, of 54 years, JoAnn; and daughter, Nancy Peterson of North Carolina. "To my friends and extended Gold Coast family, thanks for all your prayers." No services are scheduled.
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