Las Vegas Sun

May 24, 2019

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Harrah’s to hold memorial for beloved gaming pioneer

Claudine Williams

Claudine Williams

A memorial service for pioneering female executive Claudine Williams will be conducted at 11 a.m. June 13 in the main ballroom of Harrah’s Las Vegas.

Williams, who died May 13, was the first woman to hold the positions of a major executive of a casino, chairman of a Nevada bank and president of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce.

Williams was chairwoman of Harrah’s Entertainment from 1983 to 2006 and in 1992 became the first woman inducted into the Gaming Hall of Fame.

Persons who want to attend the scheduled 90-minute memorial are asked to RSVP by calling 369-5217.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the person’s favorite charity.

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