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ADAMS, JOSEPHINE  
JOSEPHINE ADAMS Josephine Margaret Adams, 85, of Las Vegas, passed away Jan. 15, 2015. She was born and raised in Chicago, and resided in Las Vegas for the last 16 years. She was a member of the Red Hat Ladies and Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW. She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Pauline (nee Weiss). She is survived by her brother, Ralph (Cathy) Rose; her children, Jerome (Claudia) Adams, Richard Adams and Carol (John) Kelker; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Celebration of life will be 1-4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, at VFW Post 3848, 401 W. Lake Mead Parkway, Henderson, NV 89015, (702) 564-5822. No flowers, please.
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ADDISON, JANET  
JANET ADDISON Janet Elizabeth Addison, 92, passed peacefully in her sleep Jan. 18, 2015, in Las Vegas, while attended by loved ones. She is survived by four children; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at All Saints Episcopal Church, 4201 W. Washington Ave., Las Vegas. Interment services are pending for April at Saint Peters Episcopal Church, San Pedro, Calif. For more information on the interment, contact Wes Addison at 520-742-7754.
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ALCORN, EDDIE  
EDDIE ALCORN Henry Edward "Eddie" Alcorn, age 69, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at his home, in Las Vegas. He was born Aug. 7, 1945, in Phoenix, and was then adopted a few days later by O'Henry and Lottie Irene Webb Alcorn. He married Lillie Henry June 20, 1967, in Las Vegas. They had three children and were later divorced. He married Ravenna "Bennie" Tobiasson Dec. 31, 1993, in Las Vegas. Henry grew up in Bisbee, Ariz., Boulder City, and finally in Las Vegas. He raised his family in Las Vegas, where he worked as a stagehand in the union at various hotels. He later worked for EG&G at the Test Site. He really enjoyed owning and operating his own welding shop, B&E Fabrication with his wife, Bennie. This shop was a gathering spot for neighbors, family and friends. Work was often donated, along with good BBQ and good stories. He loved guns, shooting and hunting. He had a heart of gold and enjoyed people. He is survived by his wife, Bennie; one son and two daughters, Robert (Laura) of Keller, Texas, Catherine Granger and Erin Myers, both of Las Vegas; one stepson and three stepdaughters, Kyna (Mike) Nelson of Alamo, Wendy (Kenny) Canfield of St. George, Utah, and Cleo (Kim) Jorgensen and Becky (Clint) Gunter, both of Las Vegas; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation will be 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 26, with services following at 11 a.m., both at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4525 N. Rainbow Blvd., Las Vegas. Burial following at 3 p.m. in the Logandale Cemetery. Moapa Valley Mortuary, (702) 398-3600.
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ARNAZ, AMY  
AMY ARNAZ Amy Laura Arnaz, age 63, of Boulder City, passed away Jan. 23, 2015, surrounded by family. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, friend to all, and an extraordinary dance teacher. She was born Sept. 12, 1951, in Chicago, to Charles and Libby Kral Bargiel. She married Desi Arnaz Jr. Oct. 8, 1987. She moved to Boulder City from Las Vegas in 1979. Amy was the founder of Dance Etc. and Boulder City Ballet Company, where she taught thousands of people to love dance as she did. She was the owner of Boulder Theatre and loved the arts. She was a woman of strong faith and was part of the New Life Foundation, based on the writings of spiritual author Vernon Howard. Amy is survived by her husband, Desi Arnaz Jr.; her daughter, Haley of Boulder City; a brother, Tom (Gloria) Bargiel; a sister, Lisa Bargiel; and a niece, Desiree Bargiel. Family will be holding private services. Family and friends may sign an online memorial guestbook at www.bouldercityfamilymortuary.com
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ATKINS, JOSEPH  
JOSEPH ATKINS Joseph Borden Atkins, 62, of Las Vegas, passed away Jan. 6, 2015. Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at Palm Mortuary, 1600 S. Jones Blvd. Reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his honor to the Nevada SPCA.
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Atkins, Kristopher Marc  
KRISTOPHER ATKINS Kristopher Marc Atkins, of Las Vegas, passed away Jan. 20, 2015. He was born to the late Raymond T. Atkins and Pamelia Johnson Atkins Feb. 16, 1974, in Las Vegas. He attended St. Joseph's Catholic School, graduated from Bishop Gorman High School and continued his education at DeAnza College in California. He was a member of Zion United Methodist Church. He married Christine Bell in December 2008. Throughout his employment, he worked at Caminar with individuals living with HIV and AIDS, The Salvation Army, Safe Haven for individuals with mental health issues and currently, he worked with The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Southern Nevada Teen Pregnancy Prevention Project. He loved sports of all kind. He played soccer from the time he was in the first grade. More importantly, he was a die-hard Dallas Cowboy fan. He was great with people, had a great sense of humor, a big smile always, and could make anyone laugh. He did not know any strangers. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Christine Bell; mother, Pamelia Atkins-Girouard and step-father John R. Girouard; grandfather, Willie R. Johnson; daughter, Ayla Atkins, step daughters, Kahlia Bell and Moorea Bell; brothers, Michael Angelo White, Ahmad Atkins; Sisters, Chanell Jackson (Marcus Bennett), Toby Jackson (Shun Williams), Demetress Moton; and a host of other family and many friends. Visitation will be 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, at Palm Mortuary-Downtown, 1325 N. Main St. Homegoing will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, at Zion United Methodist Church.
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BARBARITE, THOMAS  
THOMAS BARBARITE Thomas "Tommy" Barbarite, of Las Vegas, passed away peacefully Jan. 21, 2015, at Sunrise Hospital. He was born Aug. 4, 1930, in New York City, to Joseph and Jean Barbarite. An avid sports fan was created at a young age and continued throughout his life. Tommy was an only child who married an only child, the love of his life, Joan (nee Gorman) Barbarite. They married June 12, 1954 and celebrated 60 years of marriage last summer. Tommy spent over 40 years working on the Las Vegas Strip as a dealer/pit boss. He retired in the late 1990's from Caesar's Palace. On any given weekend, he could be found at the sports book with the "bookie buddy bunch." He was preceded in death by his son, James Barbarite. He is survived by his loving wife, Joan Barbarite; daughter, Elaine (Rick) Sked; and one grandson, Tony Barbarite, all of Las Vegas. Tommy will be greatly missed by all who knew him. No services are scheduled. Memorial donations may be made in Tommy's name to, the National Kidney Foundation or the American Diabetes Association.
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BAYER, PETER  
PETER BAYER Peter "Rudy" Bayer, 64, passed away Jan. 23, 2015 in Las Vegas. He was born Sept. 19, 1950, in Germany, and was a resident of Las Vegas since 2007. A U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, Rudy worked as a supervisor for the U.S. Postal Service. Recently, Rudy enjoyed working security at the Palace Station Hotel & Casino. He is survived by his wife, of 34 years, Mina; his daughters, Mia Bayer (Tom Griffin) of Griffith, Ind. and Erika Bayer-Polak (Ron) of Las Vegas; and his brother, Robert Bayer of Highland, Ind. Memorial services will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, at Palm Mortuary-S. Jones, 1600 S. Jones Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89146. Rudy was a devoted husband, loving father and a great friend to all he knew. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Vietnam Veterans of America.
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BRANCATELLI, ARTHUR  
ARTHUR BRANCATELLI Arthur A. Brancatelli, of Las Vegas, passed away Dec. 22, 2014. He served in the military during the Korean War and was a retired firefighter. Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 9, at St. Joseph Husband of Mary Catholic Church, 7260 W. Sahara Ave.
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BROOKS, HELEN  
HELEN BROOKS Helen Becknall Brooks, of Las Vegas, our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and a Christian friend to many, passed away Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. Helen was born June 12, 1934, to John and May (nee Hall) Becknall. Raised in a farming community, 18 miles southwest of Bismarck, N.D., she attended Bismarck High School and, in 1955, graduated from the Bismarck Hospital School of Nursing with a RN degree. Helen married Paul L. Brooks Sept. 6, 1955 and, for the last 45 years, they have lived in Las Vegas. Helen was employed by the Clark County Health Department and UMC. At an early age, relatives nicknamed her "Tippy," and that has stuck. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and May Becknall; baby sister, Roletta; and sister, Janice Larson. Helen is survived by her husband, of 59 years, Paul L. Brooks; sons, Kevin (Maria) and Michael; daughter, Kristin Rivero; granddaughter, Sarah Brooks; and grandson, Matt Brooks. She also leaves behind her siblings; brother, Harley (Bea) Becknall; sisters, Karen (Norman) Olson, JoAnne Marcks and La Rayne Scott; five nieces; four nephews; and numerous cousins. Visitation will be 5-7 Sunday, Feb. 1, at Palm Mortuary, 1600 S. Jones Blvd. Memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 6151 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89146. Donations may be made to Trinity United Methodist Women's Fellowship or Gideons International, 4021 Mark Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89108.
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