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FIELDS, VONITA  
VONITA FIELDS Vonita Blalock Fields, 77, passed away April 18, 2015, after a long illness. She was born Dec. 10, 1937, in St. Joe, Ind., to Wellington and Thelma Blalock. Vonita was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and friend. Vonita was a nurse in various capacities in Las Vegas for over 45 years. Her fervent interest in genealogy, church, friends and family have left a huge mark on all she met. She will be dearly missed. She is survived by her brothers, Anthony, Grover and James; sons, Kirk and Kevin; grandsons, Travis, Alan and Gary; and great-granddaughter, Kalliope. Services will be at noon Saturday, April 25, at the LDS Chapel, 6100 Alta Drive, Las Vegas. Burial following at Palm Valley View Memorial Park, 7600 S. Eastern Ave., Las Vegas.
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HEFLIN, SHARON  
SHARON HEFLIN Sharon Ann Heflin, 72, a retired educator, died April 19, 2015, after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Ann Lord of Olympia, Wash.; son, David Clark Lord, his wife, Elise Eden, and her three beloved grandchildren, of Portland, Ore. Sharon was very proud of her children and their accomplishments. She was born in Washington, D.C., but grew up in Louisville, Ky. She received her BA from Baylor University in 1964, and her MA in English from UNLV in 1984. She taught English at both CCCC and UNLV. In 1986, she began a long career with CCSD teaching high school students U.S. history. She loved to learn and always endeavored to further her own education. A world traveler, she visited over 30 countries. Sharon had a vast knowledge on a variety of subjects, and was always the winner of Trivial Pursuit. A true patron of the arts, Sharon attended local symphony concerts, and the Utah Shakespeare Festival. She played the piano, read voraciously, wrote poetry and prose. Sharon was passionate about food and loved to cook. She supported KNPR and was a member of NOW. Sharon was a strong, intelligent, kind, and generous woman who, though confronted with many hardships in life, persevered. Memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 10, at Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 3616 E. Lake Mead Blvd., Las Vegas.
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PETERSON, EDWARD  
EDWARD PETERSON Edward Lee Peterson, 64, of Las Vegas, passed away March 31, 2015. Private services were previously held.
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POE, MICHAEL  
MICHAEL POE Michael Poe, 46, of Las Vegas, passed away April 18, 2015. Service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, April 24, at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, 5300 El Camino Road, Las Vegas, NV 89118.
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STANOVICH, MIKE  
MIKE STANOVICH Mike Stanovich, of Las Vegas, passed away April 19, 2015. He was born Feb. 5, 1930, in Clairton, Pa. Mike was a sports enthusiast and won a gold medal for rowing when he was in high school. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Mike loved life and his family. Mike is survived by his loving wife, Marie Louise; children, Michael, Suzanne and Mark; three grandchildren, Megan, Carrie and Amber; one great-grandchild, Riley; and sister, Mitzi. Visitation will be from 9 a.m.-noon Thursday, April 23, with services following, both at Davis Funeral Home, 6200 S. Eastern Ave. Burial following at Davis Memorial Park.
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TIPPETTS, DR. CLAUDE  
DR. CLAUDE TIPPETTS Dr. Claude Eugene Tippetts, beloved husband, father and son, assed away April 15, 2015, to a battle of cancer. He was born Aug. 14, 1938, to Ivan Koeven and Mary Alice. He married his beloved wife, Lorna Gay Dockstader, May 23, 1958, in the Salt Lake Temple. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Mindy Fuentas, Aug. 3, 2012. He is survived by his children, Bret Eugene, Margene Calkins, Ivan Ray, Kylie Martin, Coby Tippetts, Johnell Court and Kip Tippetts; 21 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. He graduated from Springville High School and Brigham Young University with a teaching degree. He taught at Orem Junior High metal shop. At the age of 44, he moved to Calfornia and attended chiropractic college. He graduated from Cleveland Chiropractic College in 1986, and moved to Las Vegas where he practiced. He served in the LDS church as a Blazer Scout Leader, Elders Quorum President and Executive Secretary. Our beloved, son, brother, husband, friend and father will be greatly missed for is sense humor, knowledge, smile and his tender love for family. Viewing will be 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, April 24, both at the LDS Chapel, 10070 Azure Drive, Las Vegas. Burial following at 2 p.m. at Springville City Cemetery, 400 S 200 W. Springville, Utah.
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VREELAND, VIRGINIA  
VIRGINIA VREELAND Virginia Sisson "Ginnie" Vreeland, 97, of Las Vegas, passed away April 18, 2015. She was a loving wife and mother who taught her daughters and granddaughters by example to be exemplary women. Before retiring to Las Vegas, she was active in her church, political causes and the Girls Scouts in Pasadena, Calif. She was always the gracious hostess for all her family, friends and acquaintances. Virginia was born in Binghamton, N.Y., where she was a member of the Junior League and a buyer in Sisson Bros. and Weldon, her family's department store. She was preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin F. and Muriel Rogers Sisson; and by her husband, George W. Vreeland Jr. She is survived by her sister, Mrs. Edie Sisson Hungerford Schiller; her two daughters, Mrs. Maritta Lord and Mrs. Harriet Hutton; four granddaughters; one great-grandson; one nephew and one niece. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 25, at Las Ventannas, 10401 W. Charleston Blvd. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. George's Anglican Church or Las Ventanas Foundation, both of Las Vegas.
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ZEIGLER, JEANINE  
JEANINE ZEIGLER Mrs. Jeanine Bahram Zeigler departed this life Wednesday, April 1, 2015. She was born Nov. 9, 1928, to Lester and Florence Bahram in Chicago. She received her bachelor's and master's in education from Michigan State University. Jeanine was a teacher, school social worker and principal while employed by the Battle Creek Public Schools. She was dean of students at Southern University, New Orleans, when she retired. She was active in civic and community affairs, giving her time and service to help others. She was preceded in death by two wonderful husbands, Daniel J. Patton II, father of their three children, and Lamar Henry Zeigler; and son, Daniel J. Patton III, who passed away April 7, 2015 after a long illness. She is survived by her daughter, Denise (Robert) Patton Hobson of Las Vegas; devoted daughter and loving care giver, Deborah Patton Smith of Kalamazoo, Mich.; stepdaughter, Pam (Ronald) Zeigler Criddel; and grandchildren, Nathan Smith, Aaron Criddel and Rachel Criddel. Services were previously held Monday, April 6, at the Oak Hill Cemetery Chapel, Battle Creek, Mich., with Reverend James E. Perry, officiating.
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ANDERSON, TOM  
TOM ANDERSON Paul Thomas "Tom" Anderson, of Henderson, passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2015. He was born March 3, 1943, and received a bachelor of science degree in economics at the University of California at Berkeley, in 1964. He also received an MBA from Pepperdine University in California. Tom married Karen Ann Olsen, Oct. 24, 1985, in Hong Kong. Tom excelled in his early career as a financial consultant, then became an owner and manager of a German car dealership, Carrera Motors in Bend, Ore., for 32 years. The business grew steadily under his leadership, and was very successful. He sold the business in February 2014. Carrera Medford, a high-end used car dealership is still in business in Medford, Ore. Tom was always an active member of Porsche clubs wherever he lived. He was on the board for his homeowner's association and was a member at the South Shore Golf Club at Lake Las Vegas. Tom enjoyed cars, particularly Porsches, golf, travel, houseboats, water-skiing, poker, skiing, tennis and reading. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Thomas John Bach; his father, Marvin John Anderson; and his mother, Eda Bach Anderson. Tom is survived by his wife, Karen Olsen Anderson; sons, Michael Scott Anderson and Mark Olsen McInnis; daughter, Erika Leigh Wagner (husband, Todd); grandchildren, Serena and Gavin Wagner; brother, Ted L. Anderson (wife, Shirley); a niece; two nephews; and his beloved collie dog, McKenzie. A lunch reception in his honor will be at noon Wednesday, April 29, at The Lake Club at Lake Las Vegas, 210 Grand Mediterra Blvd., Henderson. Donations in his name may be made to Opportunity Village, Walters Family Campus, 451 E. Lake Mead Parkway, Henderson, NV 89015.
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ANTONUCCI, JOSEPHINE  
JOSEPHINE ANTONUCCI Joseph Antonucci, of Henderson, passed away April 15, 2015, after a long battle with cancer. She was a 20-year resident of Henderson. Josephine was active in bowling leagues at Sunset Station. She is survived by her husband, Gerald "Jerry;" son, Adrian (Joan) of Utah; and two grandchildren, Krystal and Alex. Services will be private.
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