Las Vegas, NV Obituaries

Prominent Las Vegas OB-GYN dies, ‘true leader’ in medical community

A prominent Las Vegas OB-GYN who died last week was a leader in the medical community and helped form UNLV’s medical school, his colleagues said. Kenneth Warren Volker died Nov. 21 at age 58, according to an online obituary. Volker, Nevada’s chief clinical officer for Intermountain Healthcare, was a pioneer...
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Shane John Gardner

Shane peacefully passed away at home in Las Vegas,. Nevada on 11/22/21 with his loving wife by his side. years. In 2003 Shane and his wife moved to Portland. Oregon before retiring to Las Vegas NV. A celebration of life will take place in Amsterdam. NY this summer.
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OBITUARY: Clifford Franklin Thornton

Clifford Franklin Thornton, 69, passed away on November 21, 2021. He was born on December 18, 1951 in Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, Ca to Benjamin Franklin Thornton and Verna Rae Bashaw. He was raised in Overton, NV, where his father owned the B & J Club on Main Street. In 1961,...
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OBITUARY: Amado Salazar Prieto

Amado Salazar Prieto, 86, passed away on November 19, 2021 in Las Vegas, NV. He was born on September 13, 1935 in Delta, CO to Tiburcio Prieto and Isabel Salazar. Amado worked with his parents as they traveled state to state working in the fields. He married Janie Monzolo in Overton, NV on February 14, 1961.
Clayton County Register

Robert Potempa

Robert J. Potempa, 75, of Las Vegas, NV, died Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas, NV. He was reunited with Mary, his wife of over 40 years. Joint graveside services for him and Mary will be held Wednesday, December 1 at 11 a.m. at Oakland Cemetery in Waukon with Pastor Bryan Robertson officiating. Martin – Grau Funeral Home in Waukon assisted the family with local arrangements.

Judy Steward

Judy Steward, age 64, passed away September 24, 2021 in Las Vegas. Judy was born in Caliente to Jean and Clarence Johnson on September 6, 1957. She graduated from Vo-Tech High School in Las Vegas and went on to have a career in the automotive industry until she bought the Silver Cafe in Pioche with her sister Julie from 2006-2016. While living in Pioche, Judy met and married Mr. Dan Steward on November 12, 2011.
Clayton County Register

Mary Lou Potempa

Mary Lou Potempa, 71, of Las Vegas, NV, formerly of Waukon, died April 9, 2018 at Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas, NV. Joint graveside services for her and her husband, Bob, will be held Wednesday, December 1 at 11 a.m. at Oakland Cemetery in Waukon with Pastor Bryan Robertson officiating.

Russell Ernest Avery

Russ “Russy” Avery passed away with 6 family members by his side in Las Vegas, Nevada Monday November 15th 2021. His journey in this life on earth began July 15th 1948 at the Key West , Florida Naval Hospital. Childhood years were spent in the small town of Lake Mary, Florida, where he received a modest yet fulfilling upbringing. The undeveloped remoteness of central Florida is where Russell gained the experience and passion for the outdoors and nature.
Mesquite Local News

Obituary: Nels A. Jacobson

Nels A. Jacobson, 78, passed away November 11, 2021, with his family by his side in Provo, Utah. Nels was born July 6, 1943 in Harvey, Illinois, to Carmie and Lorraine Jacobson. Nels served in the United States Navy during Vietnam as an aircraft mechanic. In the late 1960s, Nels moved out west to start a family and begin working as a structural Ironworker. Nels worked on and oversaw large projects in Southern Nevada until his retirement. Nels loved all manner of mechanical projects. He built cars, guns and many other contraptions. Nels was a jack of all trades who also spent much time reading and studying religion. Nels served as a member of the Knights Templar and was a 32nd degree Pastmaster in the Las Vegas Masonic lodge.

Lola E. Rogers

Lola Elizabeth Rogers, 89, of Las Vegas, Nev., formerly of Weaverville and Redding, Calif., passed away on Nov. 5, 2021, from natural causes. Lola was predeceased by her parents, Barney and Mona Wolfe; her sister Ethel Turnbough; and her husband, Ken Rogers. She is survived by her two children, her...

OBITUARY: Dylan Mitchell Hughes

Dylan Mitchell Hughes, age 30, passed away November 18, 2021. He was born in Las Vegas, NV and grew up in Overton. He was funny, charming, talented, and tough. He loved music, could play guitar, keyboards, and piano. Performing and writing music was his ultimate pleasure. He leaves behind his...

William Don Blackburn | Obituary

William Don Blackburn passed away on September 5th, 2021 in Las Vegas, NV. Bill was born May 22nd, 1942 in Port Angeles, WA to Max and Jane Blackburn. Bill was CEO of Ramco Construction Tools and Cascade Metallurgical in Kent, WA. Bill enjoyed golfing, collecting and showing Koi fish both Nationally and Internationally.
Ely Daily Times


Vernon Lee Bradley passed away peacefully in his home, in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 2, 2021 at the age of 81. He was born to Floyd Ray Bradley and Goldie Irene Rice Bradley. He was predeceased by Floyd Ray Bradley, Goldie Irene Rice Bradley, his first wife, Gunnhild (Juni) Hahn, and son, Richard Bradley. He is survived by his wife Charlene Bradley; sons Vernon Lee Bradley Jr. (Spike), Sven Viktor Bradley and Bryce Allan Bradley; 9 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Nonie was raised in Ely, Nevada and Las Vegas, Nevada by Carl August Carlgren and Goldie Irene Bradley Carlgren.
Memphis Democrat

Paul Dean Hicks Obituary

Paul Dean Hicks, 84, passed away on November 6, 2021, in Las Vegas, NV. Dean was born on August 10, 1937, in Rutledge, MO, first son of Clarence Hicks and Madeline (Ewing) Hicks. Dean graduated from Memphis High School, Memphis, MO in 1956. He married Carol Joan Blackwell (deceased February...
The News-Gazette

Sarah Andres

FISHER — Sarah B. Andres, 52, of Las Vegas, formerly of Fisher, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, in Henderson, Nev. An open house celebration of life will be from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at Dewey Community Church, Dewey. Anyone who wants to speak and share stories and memories about Sarah will be able to do so starting at 2 p.m.

Dave Hickey, Las Vegas’ ‘genius’ critic, dies at 82

Dave Hickey was Las Vegas’ resident genius for two decades. He won a grant honoring him as such. But Hickey’s genius was evident even without that award, in his sometimes haunting description of this city. Long after he moved out of Vegas, Hickey told the biographer Daniel Oppenheimer in “Far...
Newport News-Times

Kelly Cleland

Kelly Cleland was born in Las Vegas, Nevada to John and Cheri on November 12, 1966. After school, Kelly became a fisherman, where he made his career until Kelly retired due to disability. During his life, Kelly moved to Oregon, where he spent the rest of his life. On October 30, 2021, Kelly passed away at 54 years old. He is survived by Daughter - Amanda Cleland of Las Vegas, NV; son-in-law Jimmy Short of Toledo, OR; and grandchildren Marianna, Kendall, Memphis, and Maverick of Newport, OR; son, Michael Cleland of Las Vegas, NV; daughter-in-law Lexie Cleland, and grandchildren Dominick, Vivianna, and Carter of Cheyenne, WY; Mother and Best Friend Cheri Austin; sister and first friend in life, Brandy Brown. Aunts, uncles, and cousins in Oregon, Colorado, and Nevada. He is remembered by his close friends and family Robyn and Daniel Higgs, and Patrick Daly. There will be a private beach service in Kelly's honor.

OBITUARY: Rose Ann Bradley

Rose Ann Bradley, 75, passed away on November 10, 2021 in St. George, UT. She was born on June 7, 1946 in Ohio to Donald Gerald and Lola Mary Breneman. She married Floyd R Bradley on December 26, 1969 in Las Vegas. Rose is survived by her husband Floyd R...

Clayton Gerald Christian

Clayton Gerald Christian, 34, passed away on November 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, NV. Clayton was born on July 30, 1987 in Las Vegas, NV to LeRoy Christian and Clarissa George. Clayton was raised in Alamo, where he developed a fondness for the outdoors. He went fishing and hunting with his father, and his friends often. Clayton attended Pahranagat Valley High School. After graduating, he attended the Great Basin Community College in Elko, NV, until several major health complications arose. Clayton would spend much of the next few years living with his father in Alamo. He enjoyed professional wrestling, and worked with Versus as a manager for several wrestlers in Las Vegas. He was a very tough man, and spent much of his life fighting with his health.