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Obituaries for May 28, 2002

Mary Baker

Mary Baker, 79, of Las Vegas died Sunday in a local hospital. She was born March 24, 1923, in Delhi, Colo. A resident for 11 years, she was a homemaker and a member of the Women of St. Joseph at St. Joseph, Husband of Mary Catholic Church.

She is survived by her husband, Bill; three sons, Bobby Baker of Oxnard, Calif., Steve Baker of Ventura, Calif., and Patrick Baker of Las Vegas; two daughters, Maryanne Endevoets of Oxnard and Evelyn Baker of Las Vegas; three sisters, Esther Desaulniers and Rosie Contreras, both of Las Vegas, and Lupe Anguiano of Van Nuys, Calif.; two brothers, Andrew Anguiano and Joe Anguiano, both of Ventura, Calif.; and three grandchildren.

A memorial service will be 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Joseph, Husband of Mary Catholic Church, 7260 W. Sahara Ave. Palm Mortuary, 7400 W. Cheyenne Ave., is handling arrangements.

The family suggests donations to Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada, 1501 Las Vegas Blvd. North, Las Vegas, NV 89104.

Bertha M. Bestland

Bertha M. Bestland, 85, of Las Vegas died Saturday in a local hospital. She was born Sept. 28, 1916, in Oklee, Minn. A resident for three years, she was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, George; two daughters, Jennifer Eggen and Carol Driscoll, both of Las Vegas; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Affordable Cremation and Burial Service, 2457 N. Decatur Blvd., is handling arrangements.

Eunice H. Frost

Eunice H. Frost, 71, of Las Vegas died Sunday in a local hospice. She was born March 10, 1931, in Texarkana, Texas. A resident for 12 years, she was a retired teacher's aide.

She is survived by seven daughters, Thais Levy of Oakland, Calif., Patricia A. Phillips of San Jose, Calif., Renee Latimore-Oke of Fairfield, Calif., Jean Wilson-Aguabella and Candace Frost, both of Las Vegas, Fernnelia Wilson of Gardena, Calif., and Claudine Frost-Devereaux of Houston; two sons, Aaron Wilson of Los Angeles and Courtney Wilson of Lakewood, Wash.; 19 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 4 p.m. Friday in Palm Valley View Memorial Park. Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave., is handling arrangements.

Deloss Edward Gipe

Deloss Edward Gipe, 78, of Las Vegas died Saturday in a local care center. He was born Sept. 16, 1923, in Phillipsburg, Kan. A resident for four years, he was a retired heating and plumbing contractor, a World War II Navy veteran and a member of the Aspen Elks and Eagles clubs.

He is survived by his wife, Janet; two sons, Donald Gipe of Kansas City, Mo., and Wendell Gipe of Carbondale, Colo.; one daughter, Terri Hatcher of Littleton, Colo.; one sister, Marvel Rowland of Phillipsburg; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Palm Mortuary, 7400 W. Cheyenne Ave., is handling arrangements.

John C. March

John C. March, 77, of Las Vegas died Saturday in a local hospital. He was born Sept. 28, 1924, in Detroit. A resident for 30 years, he was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran, a member of Las Vegas Strip Kiwanis, Knights of Columbus, Nevada Jackpots, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Senior Silver Sluggers softball team.

He is survived by his wife, Genevieve; five daughters, Dianne Richter of Lansing, Mich., Barbara March of Jackson, Miss., Jeanne March of Crystal River, Fla., Debra March of Las Vegas and Anne Marie Reed of St. Louis; three sons, Robert March of Reno, David March of Grosse Point-Park, Mich., and J.T. March of East Lansing; one sister, Betty Stewart of Tampa, Fla.; and 14 grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled 2-7 p.m. Wednesday in Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave.

The family suggests donations to Las Vegas Strip Kiwanis Diaper Drive or the Las Vegas Assistance League School Bell.

Alfred D. Reyes

Alfred D. Reyes, 68, of Las Vegas died Friday in a local hospice. He was born May 1, 1934, in Guam. A resident for one year, he was a retired federal government civil servant.

He is survived by two sons, Alfred J. Reyes and Enrick J. Reyes, and one stepson, Abraham Flores, all of Long Beach, Calif.; three brothers, Edward D. Reyes of Las Vegas, Eugene D. Reyes of Riverside, Calif., and William D. Reyes of Miami; four sisters, Eliza R. Lujan of Tacoma, Wash., Teresita D. Reyes of Seattle, Julita R. Lugo of Laguna Niguel, Calif., and Dolores R. Guererro of Barrigada Heights, Guam; and four grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled 10 a.m. until noon services Thursday in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 1811 Pueblo Vista Drive. Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Park, Northwest, 5701 N. Jones Blvd. Palm Mortuary, 7400 W. Cheyenne Ave., is handling arrangements.

Ruth E. Richards

Ruth E. Richards, 69, of Las Vegas died Sunday in a local hospital. She was born Dec. 29, 1932, in Evansville, Ind. A resident for four years, she was a retired owner of an optical shop.

She is survived by two daughters, Patricia Richardson of Cathedral City, Calif., and Sandra Tetzlaff of Monroe, Wash.; two brothers, John Dowell of Tampa, Fla., and Jim Dowell of Indianapolis; and four grandchildren.

Palm Mortuary, 7400 W. Cheyenne Ave., is handling arrangements.

The family suggests donations to the American Cancer Society, 1325 E. Harmon Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89119.

Eddie Thomas Jr.

Eddie Thomas Jr., 63, of Las Vegas died Thursday in a local hospital. He was born Aug. 4, 1938, in Warren, Ark. A resident for 40 years, he retired from the Las Vegas Hilton as a porter after more than 30 years.

He is survived by his wife, Johnnie; three daughters, Katherine Clark and Lenora Thomas, both of Las Vegas and Chicqure Davis of Racine, Wis.; four sons, Harold Thomas, Vincent Thomas and Johnnie Diggs, all of Las Vegas, and Melvin Diggs of Arizona; his parents, Eddie and Eddie Lee Thomas, one sister, Eula Neal, and seven brothers, Lawrence Thomas, Harry J. Thomas, Donald Thomas, Curtis Thomas, Dwayne Thomas, James Thomas and Steve Thomas, all of Las Vegas; 25 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled 2-7 p.m. Wednesday in Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St. Services will be noon Thursday in Zion United Methodist Church, 2108 N. Revere St., North Las Vegas.

Norma J. Thornton

Norma J. Thornton, 73, of North Las Vegas died Sunday in a local hospital. She was born July 17, 1928, in Toledo, Ohio. A resident for 39 years, she was a homemaker and a member of Las Vegas Women's Bowling Association.

She is survived by her husband, Richard E. Sr.; two sons, Richard Thornton II of Panaca and Gary Lee Thornton of North Las Vegas; four daughters, Cea Thornton, Terazia Frierson and Denise Smith, all of Las Vegas, and Twana Zamora of North Las Vegas; one brother, Cliff Merritt, and one sister, Joyce Licklock, both of Toledo; 17 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

Affordable Cremation and Burial Service, 2457 N. Decatur Blvd., is handling arrangements.

The Rev. Dr. Ollo Victor Wallgren

The Rev. Dr. Ollo Victor Wallgren, 85, of Boulder City died May 13 in a local hospice. He was born Feb. 4, 1917, in Evanston, Ill. A resident for six years, he was a retired Jungian psychoanalyst, a retired Navy commander and World War II and Korean War veteran and an ordained minister.

He is survived by his wife, Jane Bennett Wallgren; one son, Scott Lindley Wallgren of Boulder City; and one grandchild.

A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Wednesday in Grace Community Church, 1150 Wyoming St., Boulder City. Palm Mortuary, 800 S. Boulder Highway, Henderson, is handling arrangements.

The family suggests donations to the Salvation Army Adult Health Day Center, 830 E. Lake Mead Drive, Henderson, NV 89015.

Cardell C. Welling

Cardell C. Welling, 69, of Las Vegas died Saturday in Las Vegas. He was born May 31, 1932, in Fielding, Utah. A resident for 43 years, he was a retired produce clerk, a Korean War Army veteran and a member of Food Handlers and Retail Clerks Local 711.

He is survived by one son, Richard Welling of Torrance, Calif.; two sisters, Joan Godfrey and Renne MacFarland, both of Ogden, Utah; three brothers, Blair Welling of Lake Elizabeth, Calif., Jerry Welling of Las Vegas and Brent Welling of Canyon Country, Calif.; and five grandchildren.

Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave., is handling arrangements.

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