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HELEN HARPER Helen H. Harper, 53, of Las Vegas, passed away Aug. 7, 2010. She was born Jan. 13, 1957, in Saskatoon, Canada. She is survived by her loving husband, Tom Bean; mother, Nadia; stepfather, Ken Gray; brothers, Rob (Marcia) and Keith (Kelly); a niece; a nephew; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, at Palm Mortuary, 7400 W. Cheyenne Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89129. Helen was a professor of cultural studies and English education in the Curriculum and Instruction Department, College of Education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Helen was a widely published scholar and co-editor of the International Reading Association journal, Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy with her husband, Professor Thomas W. Bean. Dr. Harper mentored numerous doctoral students in dissertation research, both in Canada at the University of Western Ontario and at UNLV. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a scholarship in her name for Curriculum and Instruction doctoral students, UNLV Foundation, 4505 Maryland Parkway, Box 451006, Las Vegas, NV 89154-1006 or online at: http://foundation.unlv.edu/give.html Select the link for the College of Education and under designation, select Curriculum and Instruction from the drop down menu.

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