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MATHILDA "TILLIE" ATWELL Mathilda "Tillie" Jean Atwell, a.k.a. "Candi," 99, passed away July 17, 2018. She was born in Youngstown, Ohio, to Andrew Lavaty and Mary Rachovsky. Tillie married the love of her life, Cecil Atwell, in 1941. After Cecil returned from World War II, they had their only son, David. They moved to Las Vegas from the Bay Area in 1955 and purchased the US Motel on Fremont St., which they operated for 19 years. "Tillie" was preceded in death by her husband, of 58 years, Cecil; and her son, David Frederick Atwell, who passed away in 2013. She is survived by her grandchildren, Heather, Aubrianna, Taylor and Chelsea; great-grandson, Isaiah; and a great-granddaughter on-the-way. Tillie was known as a pillar of strength and optimism. She lived her life to the fullest and made sure she smiled every day. Her life will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 25, at the International Church of Las Vegas, in the Chapel, 8100 Westcliff Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89145.
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