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BREWER, SHERYL  
SHERYL BREWER Sheryl Jon Cartrette Brewer, age 70, of Las Vegas, passed away Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. Born Aug. 5, 1944 in Camp LeJuene, N.C., she was a Las Vegas resident since 1978. Mrs. Brewer taught English in the Clark County School District, most recently at Rancho High School, retiring after 35 years in education. She is survived by her husband, of 47 years, Roger; children, Lee Brewer, Michelle King, Robert (Danine Bostock) Brewer, Bill (Jen) Brewer; 21 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; parents, Myra and Roy "Lin" Mitchell; sister, Claudine (Rich) Grimsdell; and brothers, Kim (Karen) Cartrette, Travis (Terri) Mitchell, and Shane (Julie) Mitchell. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 5, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3400 W. Charleston Blvd. Las Vegas. Family will receive friends from 5-7:30. p.m Wednesday, March 4, at Palm Mortuary, 1600 S. Jones Blvd. and again from 10-10:45 a.m. Thursday at the Church. NO PERFUMES OR COLOGNES, PLEASE. Interment will be at Mount Pleasant City Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Utah. In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to National Fibromyalgia Research Association, P.O. Box 500 Salem, Oregon, 97308.
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COLEMAN, RACHEL  
RACHEL COLEMAN Rachel Coleman, 78, passed away Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at home with family. Viewing services will be 3-7 p.m. Thursday, March 5, 2015. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 6, both at Palm Mortuary-Downtown, 1325 N. Main St.
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WRIGHT, JUDY  
JUDY WRIGHT Judy Wright, "Mary Beth," of Boulder City, passed away Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. She was born July 27, 1939, to Icy and Burl Rush, in Harris, Mo. She was a 35-year resident of Boulder City. She moved to Aurora, Co. at a young age. There, she graduated from Aurora High School, and moved to Washington D.C. for three years. She returned to Aurora, where she worked as a flight attendant for Frontier Airlines. She met and married the love of her life, Ross Wright in 1962. Judy and Ross moved to Granby, Co., where they owned an accounting practice for 13 years. They moved to Boulder City in 1980. Judy went to work for the Bureau of Reclamation, where she advanced to executive secretary for the director of the bureau. She retired early to help take care of her first grandchild. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Catherine, Garnet and Mildred. She is survived by her husband, of 53 years, Ross; brother, Edward; sisters, Joanne and Dollie; son, Ross (Michelle); daughter, Stacey (Mark); grandchildren, Mallory, Amanda, Lauren and Edward. Per Judy's request, burial will be private for the family at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 5, at Boulder City Cemetery, 501 Adams Blvd. Judy's many friends and family will remember her laugh and sense of humor. The family would like to thank everyone for their heartfelt condolences and prayers during this difficult time. Sign the guestbook at palmmortuary.com
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Obituaries from the Past Three Days

DEACON, JAMES  
JAMES DEACON James E. Deacon, Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Departments of Environmental Studies and Biological Sciences passed away Feb. 23, 2015. Prof. Deacon received his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas in 1960 and joined UNLV the same year. He was promoted to Full Professor in 1968 and received the campus' highest academic honor as Distinguished Professor in 1988. Jim's major research efforts centered on regional ecology, the biology and conservation of desert fishes and later, sustainable water supply and use. He published more than 90 peer-reviewed articles and chapters and numerous interpretive articles, reports and advocacy essays. On campus, Prof. Deacon served as Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences and was the Founding Director and later Chair of the Department of Environmental Studies. He was instrumental in establishing UNLV's first M.S. and Ph.D. programs in both Biology and Environmental Science. He mentored more than 25 masters and doctoral students and taught "across the (undergraduate and graduate) curriculum" in both Biological Sciences and Environmental Studies during his 42 year UNLV career. Prof. Deacon was a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and received major awards from the American Fisheries Society, the National Wildlife Federation and The Nature Conservancy. He was a founding member of the Desert Fishes Council (in 1970) and was Chair of the organization from 1976-78. Most recently (2012) Jim received the E.O. Wilson Award for Outstanding Science in Biodiversity Conservation from the Center for Biological Diversity. He was instrumental in securing vital water rights for Death Valley and Zion National Parks as well as Moapa and Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuges, the latter confirmed in behalf of the Devils Hole Pupfish (Cyprinodon diabolis) through a U.S. Supreme Court decision in 1976. Jim remained professionally productive and actively engaged throughout his life. His most recent book chapter is in review, and just this past week, he beamed his widely recognized and joyous Deacon smile upon hearing that his second great-grandchild had been born. Jim Deacon is survived by his wife, Mary Dale Deacon; his daughter, Cindy; son-in-law, Jack Williams; grandsons, Austin and Josh Williams; great-grandchildren, Mason and Morgan Williams; former wife, Maxine Cost; brother, Dick Deacon; sisters, Marilyn Pimperton, Ruth Mitchell, Judy Deacon, and Melinda Deacon. He was preceded in death by his son, David Everett Deacon; sister, Donna Marie Deacon; and his parents, James and Mona Deacon. A campus memorial gathering and celebration of Prof. Deacon's life and his many contributions to the community is being planned for 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, at the Stan Fulton Building Ballroom on the UNLV Campus. For those who would like to make a philanthropic gift in Jim's honor, his family suggests donations to either the James E. Deacon Scholarship Endowment (UNLV Foundation) or to Nevada conservation efforts via The Nature Conservancy.
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HAGUE, FELICIA  
FELICIA HAGUE Sadly, Felicia Marie Hague (nee Calabrese) passed away unexpectedly in the early morning of Feb. 17, 2015. She was born in Las Vegas just over 50 short years ago, Dec. 16, 1964. She married her high school sweetheart and soulmate, Ronald Hague, Jan. 4, 1986. The two were blessed with two children, Jennifer and Donald. She had a fragile and loving soul. She touched more lives than we will ever know and will be truly missed. Felicia was preceded in death by her father, Charles Calabrese; her loving friend, Richard Ravendo; and her grandmother, Felicia Calabrese. She is survived by her mother, Carol; her loving husband and soulmate, Ronald; her daughter, Jennifer; her son, Donald; her grandchildren, Connor and Ella; her brother, Chris; and her sister, Mechele. Felicia will be laid to rest at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Veterans Memorial Drive, Boulder City. May she rest in peace.
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Obituaries from the Past Week

ARENA, LUCY  
LUCY ARENA Jan. 29, 1929-Feb. 20, 2015 Lucy Arena, a Brooklyn, N.Y., native and 34-year resident of Las Vegas, passed away Feb. 20, 2015. Lucy was the beloved wife of John, devoted mother of John Jr. and dedicated mother-in-law of Christine. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her, including her sisters, Ann, Renee and Grace; brothers, John and Jerry; nephew, Sam Facchini; niece, Linda Falcone; and many other nieces, nephews, Godchildren and countless friends. She was the matriarch and co-founder of Metro Pizza and Lulu's Bread and Breakfast and was affectionately called, "Aunt Lu" by hundreds of team members who came to know her as a loving spirit in their lives. Lucy was an accomplished seamstress and had a gift for design and artistic creativity. She was a past president of the Siena Ceramics Club, where she shared her talents and skills generously. She will be remembered for her grace, her humor, her optimism and her remarkable spirit of adventure. Service to honor her memory will be at 10 a.m. Monday, March 9, at St. Joseph, Husband of Mary, Catholic Church, 7260 W. Sahara Ave. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Nathan Adelson Hospice.
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Auralle, Joseph P.  
JOSEPH AURALLE In loving memory, we say goodbye to Joseph P. Auralle, 72, a 44-year resident of Las vegas, a veteran of the Vietnam War, and a retired pharmacist, who passed away Feb. 5, 2015, while in Centennial Hills Hospital. He was born Dec. 5, 1942, in Chicago, to Paul and Frances Aurella. He is survived by this partner and companion, of 32 years, Gyla Conroy; and his friend, Chad Conroy, both of Las Vegas. He is salso survived by his sister, Diane Kosono and brother-in-law, Fred Kosono of Las Vegas; and his cousins, Joann Sliteris of California, John Sliteris of Illinois, and Marie Krasne of North Carolina. Private service will be held at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial, 1900 Veterans Memorial Drive, Boulder City. He will be greatly missed and in all our hearts.
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BASSETT, KEITH  
KEITH BASSETT Keith W. Bassett, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loved ones Feb. 28, 2015. He was born Jan. 27, 1940, in Sioux Falls, S.D. After graduating from Wilmot High School in Wilmot, S.D., he continued his education by attending business school in Minneapolis. His real estate career began with the development of the first regional mall in Rochester, Minn. In 1975, Keith brought his family to Las Vegas, where he continued his real estate career. In 1975, Keith started Realty Holdings Group in the Las Vegas valley. While at the helm of Realty Holdings Group, Keith worked with and represented the Molasky Group of Companies and Irwin Molasky. Consequently, Keith was involved in bringing some of the nation's largest retailers to Clark County. Commercial real estate was Keith's passion as he managed and leased millions of square feet. His knowledge, expertise, and understanding of the Las Vegas real estate market were matched by very few in the industry. In 2004, Keith sold Realty Holdings Group to Burnham Real Estate which was later acquired by Commerce Real Estate Solutions, a Cushman and Wakefield Alliance member. Keith also joined Commerce Real Estate Solutions in the January 2008, and prior to his retirement, Keith became a Senior Director of Commerce Real Estate Solutions. In addition to his successful real estate career, Keith also found time to keep involved in several business and civic organizations. He served two terms as Nevada State Director of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), and held the Certified Shopping Center (CSM) designation for the same organization. Keith was a graduate of Leadership Las Vegas - class of 1987-88, was a past president of the Las Vegas Rotary Club and a past Chairman of the UNLV President's Associates Foundation. He also served as the Trustee for the UNLV Lied School of Real Estate. Keith spent time as the Chairman of the Catholic Community Services of Southern Nevada, and was on the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club and the Boy Scouts of America. Keith took great pride and joy in his family. He is survived by his wife, Dianna; his children, Teresa, Brett, Tara and Penny; his eight grandchildren, Chariane, Brandon, Kyra, Brad, Alec, Carter, Maia, and Brady; and his one great-grandchild, Lucas. Keith is also survived by the mother of his children, Bernadine. Viewing will be 3-6 p.m., Wednesday, March 4, with Rosary following, both at Palm Mortuary, 7400 W. Cheyenne Ave. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, March 6, at Christ the King Catholic Church, 4925 S. Torrey Pines Drive. Graveside services following at Palm Memorial Park-Northwest, 6701 N. Jones Blvd. The family will be hosting a reception in Keith's honor following graveside services. Donations can be made in Keith's memory to the Holy Spirit Catholic Church Building Fund and the Nathan Adelson Hospice.
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BOSETTI, ROSEMARY  
ROSEMARY BOSETTI Rosemary "Robbie" Bosetti, 85, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015. Robbie was born Oct. 13, 1929, in Middletown, Conn., to Daniel and Francis Robinson. She served in the Korean War as a PFC/WAC from 1949 to 1951. She was a hairdresser by trade as well as a church volunteer, substitute teacher, advocate for foster children and a licensed pratical nurse. Robbie also rose through the ranks of the Girl Scouts from leader to national trainer. She also devoted many hours to horses and the handicapped. Robbie loved her many horses, dogs and cats. She also enjoyed reading and crocheting. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Bosetti; and her brother, Gregory Robinson. Robbie is survived by her children, Robin Owens, Patty Schmitz and Kelly Phillips; four grandchildren, Michael Schmitz, Matthew Schmitz, Steven Owens and Faith Phillips; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Steven Robinson and Harvey Robinson; sister-in-law, Beryl Robinson; and many, many friends. There will be a celebration of life at 11:20 a.m. Thursday, March 12, at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Boulder City. In lieu of flowers, donations can made to the Shiloh Horse Rescue or the Las Vegas Valley Humane Society Rescue.
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BRADSHAW, JIM  
JIM BRADSHAW Jim Bradshaw, 62, of Las Vegas passed away Feb. 13, 2015. Jim was born Dec. 3, 1952, in Tokyo, Japan, to his parents, Paul and Himeko Bradshaw. Jim is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, where he served as a staff sergeant. He was a resident of Nevada for over 25 years, where he enjoyed a distinguished career as the senior vice president of Las Vegas Hilton Casino and the vice president of Caesars World Marketing. He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Bradshaw. Jim is survived by his mother, Himeko Bradshaw; two sisters; one son; and two grandchildren. Private family services are pending. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Las Vegas Catholic Worker, 500 W. Van Buren Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89106.
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