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Anderson, Ronald Lee  
RON ANDERSON Ronald Lee Anderson, age 78, passed away peacefully the morning of Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, at his home, from end stage liver cirrhois. He was born Feb. 6, 1936, in Hillsboro, Ore., and served three years in the U.S. Army National Guard, retiring to Las Vegas in 1999 after working 30-plus years with Omark Industries and its subsidiaries. Ron was an avid soft ball player and golfer prior to retirement. He loved to travel, hunt, play poker with his buddies, and kept current with all sports. He was preceded in death by his mother, Marcella; and his father, Robert. He is survived by his wife, of 25 years, Judy; one son, Randal, one grandson, Ryan; two brothers, Richard and Roger; and one sister, Marjorie. No services are scheduled. Ron will be missed by many. Contributions in his memory can be made to a charity of your choice.
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ARMELIN, RAYMOND  
RAYMOND ARMELIN Raymond Armelin, 82, of Las Vegas, passed away Dec. 17, 2014, at home. Raymond was born in New Orleans, and moved to Nevada in the early 1960's. He was employed as a casino porter at the former Hilton Hotel and Casino, as well as the Riviera Hotel and Casino, where he retired from in 1994. Raymond was passionate about his family, cooking and sports. He loved eating meatballs and spaghetti and Louisiana gumbo. He was a wonderful husband. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edmond Armelin and Selina Jack; and siblings, twin brother, Allen Ray, Linus, Isaac, Edmond, Dallas and Edward. Raymond is survived by his loving wife, of 63 years, Hilda; two sisters, Agnes Winder of Las Vegas, and Helen Bradley of Atlanta; and numerous nieces and nephews of Atlanta, California, Chicago, Las Vegas, New Orleans, and Texas. Celebration of life will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 20 at Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St.
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BAGLIEN, KENNETH  
KENNETH BAGLIEN Kenneth Elmer Baglien, 78, of Las Vegas, passed away Dec. 11, 2014. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean and Vietnam wars. Memorial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St. Burial at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Boulder City.
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BORSELLINO, PETER  
PETER BORSELLINO Peter "Pete" John Borsellino, of Las Vegas and Pahrump, passed away Dec. 15, 2014, at the age of 72. Pete was born Jan. 9, 1942, in the Bronx, NY. He was a loving husband of 53 years and a devoted father to his three daughters and a beloved grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Willie Borsellino; his daughters, Catherine Camacho, Roseann Shannon and Laura Larsen; son-in-law, Dean; his six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; his brothers, John Borsellino, Roy Borsellino, and his wife, Angelee; and his sister, Kim Borsellino. Celebration of life ceremony will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at South Hills Church Community, 9220 Manhattan Road, Henderson, NV 89074. In lieu of flowers, his family has requested for donations to be made to the Salvation Army, donate.salvationarmyusa.org
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BOUGIE, PHYLLIS  
PHYLLIS BOUGIE Phyllis Caroline Bougie, of Henderson, passed away peacefully Dec. 7, 2014. We know that Phyllis lived a full life, including driving by herself to her hair appointment and stopping at Kentucky Fried Chicken on the way home to pick up some chicken and coleslaw just a week and a half before she passed. Sadly, a recent series of medical challenges proved to be more than her very well-used 90 year-old body could handle. She was born Feb. 16, 1924, in St. Paul, Minn., to Walter and Clara Larson. She was married to Leon George Bougie, who died prematurely after fighting cancer in 1977. Phyllis and Leon shared three sons Michael, Glenn and Jerome; three daughters-in-law, Bonnie, Robin and Brenda; five grandchildren, Jonathan, Devin, Nickolas, Karen and Brent; and two great-grandchildren, Stella and Maia. Phyllis is also survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Bill Hampton; and their daughters, Linda and Kathy. Her greatest accomplishment in life was her family. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, which brought great joy to her life, and the lives she touched. She was known by close friends and family for her kindness and strength. She was loved by many and will surely be missed. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at Green Valley Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1799 Wigwam Parkway, Henderson. A light lunch will follow. Phyllis will be interred alongside her husband Leon at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, in the spring after graveside memorial services for her Minnesota friends and family. Details on the Twin Cities based service will be provided when finalized. The family requests that any donations made in Phyllis' memory be directed to either Nathan Adelson Hospice www.nah.org or National Military Family Association www.militaryfamily.org
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BUELL, FLOYD  
SFC PETE BUELL U.S. Army, Retired Floyd W. "Pete" Buell, 82, of Henderson, passed away Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. He was born Aug. 28, 1932, in Hamilton, Ohio, and lived in Henderson since 1982. Pete proudly served in the U.S. Army, facing combat in the Korean and Vietnam wars, where he earned the Bronze Star with Valor and a Purple Heart. After retirement, Pete dedicated his life to service through leadership in the Disabled American Veterans and the Masons. Pete said proudly, it was his honor to serve. All who knew him were better for it. His character, humor and love were contagious. Pete is survived by his wife, Karen; sister, Doris Hendrickson; sons, Rick, Scott and Larry; and a large extended family. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, at Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave. Reception will follow at Masonic Lodge, 480 Greenway Road. Donations may be made to the DAV Black Mountain Chap. 12.
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CESSNA-TAYLOR, DOROTHY  
Dorothy Cessna-Taylor Dorothy "Dotti" May Cessna-Taylor, 83, of Sun City, Las Vegas, passed away Dec. 3, 2014, at the City of Hope in Duarte, Calif. She was born Sept. 8, 1931, in Whittier, Calif., and was a 54-year resident of Las Vegas. Dotti was a cocktail waitress for 35 years, the majority of which was at Binion's Horseshoe. She was also an entrepreneur in real estate. Dotti was very active in Sun City, where she has lived for the past 24 years. She loved tap dancing with the Sun City Dance Co. and participated in the photo club and the computer club. She celebrated every day of her life and will be missed by all that loved her and her many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert M. Taylor; her parents, Ova Cessna and Rose S. Freymond; and her sister, Joan S. Cessna. She is survived by her sistter, Barbara J. Kanenbley; two nieces, Linda S. Saena and Lori May Garia; four great-nephews; two great-nieces; two great-great-nephews; and three great-great-nieces. Services are pending.
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CLIFTON, CHARLES  
CHARLES CLIFTON Charles D. Clifton, 87, of Las Vegas, passed away Nov. 13, 2014, at home. Charles was born March 12, 1927, in Moneta, Iowa, to Walter Russell Clifton and Cleta Fern (nee Taylor) Clifton. Charles was the youngest of three boys, and the sixth child with three sisters born after Charles. In his youth, he lived in Iowa, South Dakota, Oregon, Utah and, finally, residing in Deadwood, S.D. Charles started working setting pins in a bowling alley at the age of 8. He also got his social security card then also. He also stocked shelves in a grocery store and delivered fliers. Charles also helped to form a Boy Scout troop. Charles was a Life Scout. He also loved to ice skate, where he laced the skates of his friend, Arlette and enjoyed skating with her. In 1942, Charles stayed in Deadwood while the family moved to Oregon. He lived with a friend to finish high school and graduate. Charles was a point guard on the basketball team and quarterback on the football team, acquiring the nickname of "Flicker" from the flea flicker play. Charles also played the tuba. While in high school, he worked the beet fields, the "hops" fields, and also with his friend, Bud cutting trees for posts. Upon graduation, at age 17 years and two months, Charles, two months later, joined the U.S. Naval Air Corps while World War II was going on. After his training and schooling in Florida and Tennessee, Charles was a radioman gunner on the Navy Best Torpedo Bomber Grumman TBF-1C Avenger. Charles was with a search party searching for the five planes lost in the area of the Bermuda Triangle. The USS Leyte was the aircraft carrier that he landed on when he was on the search. With the time out on the search, he acquired points, so he was discharged after 22 months service. Charles used the GI bill and went to Brooking South Dakota State. He took all the math he could. Break time from college, he went to Deadwood and there was his friend, Arlette. He returned to college. In 1948, Charles and Arlette were married. From 1948-1956, Charles worked on five dams and powerhouses in the northwest. These jobs included supervising and designing the forms for dam, tunnels and powerhouses. He also made sure on an Earthern Dam, the fill was put in properly and safe. The concrete pours were done properly and also stopping a leak on a dam by installing freeze pipes. While in the northwest, he loved to go hunting and fishing with family. In 1956, Charles, working for Kaiser Engineers, went to India (family also). Charles' project was Tata Iron and Steel Plant. 1959-1960, Charles owned a motel in Baker, Ore. 1960-1962, India, an aluminum plant. 1962-1966, Pakistan, a canal 44 miles long and 100 feet wide. 1966-1968, Venezuela, a dam and powerhouse on the Caroni River. From 1956-1968, the family traveled with Charles. 1968-1969, Australia, Rottery car dumper, boxcar dumper, dumping coal onto conveyor. 1969-1970, Nova Scotia plant, where material for TV screens were made. 1970-1982, nuclear plant built on the Ohio River, and also the Perry Nuclear Plant in Ohio. 1982-1984, an electric plant built on the Mississippi River. 1984, he retired from Kaiser Engineers and moved to Las Vegas. In his retirement, Charles enjoyed bowling, working on cars, going to Runnin' Rebels games and Super Bowl games with his family, and traveling. He was preceded in death by his wife, of 52 years, Arlette in 2000; and son, Dennis in 1982. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Clifton; daughter, Jackie (Jerry) Alexander; grandchildren, Stephen (Cynthia) Alexander, Jason Alexander, Jeffery (Ashley) Alexander, and Jared (Jessica) Alexander; and great-grandchildren, Jerry and Jocelyn Alexander, Colby, Dakota and Easton Alexander, Bailey and Kailey Alexander, and Addison Woods; sisters, Patricia Wiese and Nancy (Richard) Andrews; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and many friends. Our family wishes to thank Nathan Adelson Hospice for all their care and support. Interment with military honors, is pending for the spring at Mountain View Memorial Park, Tacoma, Wash.
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COHEN, PHILIP J.  
May 13, 1922 - Dec. 9, 2010 4th Anniversary. We miss you and love you! Yocelin, Brian, Natalia, Rock Family, Milton Family and friends
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COONEY CSV, Rev. ROBERT  
REV. ROBERT COONEY, CSV Rev. Robert F. Cooney, CSV, priest of the Viatorian Community, passed away Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at the age of 87. He was born in Springfield, Ill., the son of the late William and Florence Fitzpatrick Cooney. His brothers, Bernard, William, John and Joseph; and his sister, Sr. William Bernard, O.P. preceded him in death. Fr. Cooney pronounced his first vows with the Clerics of St. Viator in 1951, his final vows in 1954 and he was ordained a priest in 1957. He taught at Spalding Institute, Peoria, Ill. (1951-1953), St. James Trade School, Springfield (1953) and Alleman High School, Rock Island, Ill. (1959-1961). From 1961 until 1971, he was a teacher and librarian at Saint Viator High School, Arlington Heights, Ill. At Bishop Gorman High School, Las Vegas, he was librarian from 1971 to 1973 and from 1973 to 1977, he served as associate pastor at St. Viator Church, Chicago. He was chaplain at St. John's Hospital, Springfield (1977-1981) and St. Mary's Hospital, Kankakee, Ill. (1981-1986). He was parochial vicar at Maternity BVM Church, Bourbonnais, Ill. (1986-1990) and at Guardian Angel Cathedral, Las Vegas (1990-1996). Visitation will be 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, with Mass of Christian burial following, both at the Viatorian Province Center. Burial will be at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, Ill. Arrangments by Lauterburg & Oehler Funeral Home, 2000 E. Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights, IL 60004, (847) 253-5423 or lauterburgoehler.com
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