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Melvin Bray

Jul 05, 1936 - Sep 21, 2023

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Boulder City, NV

Melvin (Mel) Bray, age 87, of Boulder City, NV passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2023, in Boulder City, NV. Mel's Celebration of Life Visitation will be held on Monday, October 2, 2023, at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, at Lawson's Funeral Home, 311 W. Gray St. , Jay, Oklahoma 74346Mel's Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, October 3, 2023, at 2:00 pm, at Lawson's Funeral Homes & Cremation Services Chapel, 311 W. Gray Street Jay, Oklahoma 74346. Mel's Burial will be at Mount...Read More

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Kathleen Josephine Christensen

Mar 06, 1927 - Feb 08, 2024

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Boulder City, NV

Kathleen Josephine Christensen, age 96, of Boulder City, Nevada passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2024. Kathleen was born in Clarks, Nebraska to Andrew and Josephine Christensen. She received a Bachelors Degree in Nursing and joined the United States Air Force. She served in both Korea and Vietnam. She worked as a Nurse Anethesist. Kathleen retired from the Air Force in 1973 after serving over 22 years. She retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. Kathleen is survived by her loving brother, Morris and many friends. She will be laid to rest at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City, Nevada.

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Douglas Edward Broadbent

Oct 07, 1958 - Jan 11, 2024

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Boulder City, NV

Douglas Edward Broadbent, 65, a lifelong resident of Boulder City, suddenly passed away on January 11, 2024, from complications following heart surgery. His cherished wife and best friend, Carol Riddle Broadbent, was by his side when he took his last breath. His loss was unexpected, and his family is profoundly saddened. Doug was born October 7, 1958, in Boulder City, Nevada, to Robert Nevin Broadbent and Marjie Sue Swarts Broadbent, the third of their four children. He had a joyful childhood in his beloved home of Boulder City and grew up loving Lake Mead and water skiing. He appreciated the beauty of the land where he was raised and was an expert lizard catcher who spent much of his boyhood free time exploring the desert. He enjoyed Boy Scouts and golf. He attended Boulder City Elementary and Boulder City High School (class of 1977). Doug was a man with a natural spiritual capacity who loved his Savior Jesus Christ and tried to serve and love all his days to the best of his ability. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Oxnard, California, where he strengthened his faith and developed a love for the Dodgers. Shortly after returning home from his mission, he met the lovely Carol Riddle and was smitten. He referred to her as the love of his life, and they married on December 29, 1981, in the St. George Temple. His heart surgery was on the day of their 42nd wedding anniversary. Doug and Carol were a great team who worked together to build a business and a family. Doug established his American National Insurance business in Boulder City in 1984, and he worked hard for decades to help others as a caring and dedicated agent. He sponsored many youth sports teams and actively participated in the community. Doug and Carol became the parents of eight children and seven grandchildren. He loved traveling with Carol and the children, especially to the beach. His children were his life, and he loved supporting them in school and sports activities. He could be seen coaching their teams or cheering from the side of the pool, court, or field, spreading around the high-fives with his characteristic big smile on his face. Doug had a huge, generous heart. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, and friend. His love blessed the lives of too many to count. He dedicated years to teaching the youth of his church as a Sunday School and Seminary teacher, and he was well-loved by his students. He enjoyed many life-long friendships; whether an old or new friend, he loved you big. His and Carol’s generous hearts inspired them to become foster and adoptive parents. Doug loved celebrating the 4th of July, and Boulder City has him to thank in large part for the tradition of the parade doubling as a giant water fight. He would always set up a cabana on the corner of 5th Street and Avenue B to watch the Damboree Parade. One year, he brought water guns to drench his children in the parade as part of the swim team. His sense of fun and mischief led him to get bigger water guns every year. Those around him couldn’t help but join the fun; the rest is history. He will be missed. We love you mucho, Doug! Doug is survived by his wife Carol Broadbent and their children: Cortney Alvord (Bryce), Douglas Broadbent II (Ashleigh), Hailey Broadbent (Jahmaka), Jack Broadbent (Mahaylee), Joshua Broadbent, Jasmine Broadbent, Annie Broadbent, and Emmie Broadbent; by his grandchildren: Robert Alvord, Brady Alvord, Douglas Broadbent III (Trey), Mallory Broadbent, Madison Broadbent, Bella Broadbent, and Mikah Gray; by his siblings: Robert Broadbent (Helena), Kathleen Morris (Roy), and Michele Walker (Cam); by his siblings by marriage: Cheryl Clark (Thom), Scott Lewis, and Karen Smith (Robin); by many nieces, nephews, and cousins; and by friends Doug considered to be family (you know who you are). He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Sue Broadbent, and sister-in-law Toni Lewis. Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, January 20, at the Buchanan Chapel (1550 Buchanan Blvd.). A viewing and visitation with the family will be held from 10:30-11:45 a.m. before the service. All who would like to celebrate his life are invited. Family and friends are invited to leave condolences and messages at www.starmortuary.com

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Clarence Martin Bush

Oct 27, 1938 - Dec 22, 2023

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Boulder City, NV

Clarence Martin "Marty" Bush (85) of Boulder City, passed away on December 22. Born in Silver City, NM, October 27, 1938, his family moved to Boulder City, NV during his youth. After graduating from Boulder City High School, he joined the US Navy Seabees, of which he was a proud veteran. He worked as an IBEW journeyman lineman with Nevada Power and Utah Power and Light, which took him around Southern Nevada, Utah, and Idaho. He loved the outdoors and was very happy to have a wife to share it with, had a creative talent for various types of artistry on many different palettes, and a musical ear to play most any stringed instrument. He is survived by his loving wife of 15 years, Lois Bush, of Boulder City, 9 children, 6 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, and 2 great, great grandchildren. No services or celebration will be held at this time, but will be held at a future date.

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Gilbert Nick Medina

Dec 06, 1928 - Dec 15, 2023

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Boulder City, NV

Gilbert Nick Medina passed away peacefully on December 15, 2023 at the Southern Nevada Veterans Home in Boulder City, NV. He was born in a small Utah mining town in December 1928. His parents Jose Florentino Medina Sr. and Elvira Medina were there to follow the available work. Nonetheless he was in his heart, a Chamero, a loving way of identifying oneself with the village of Chama, New Mexico where he grew up. As one of the oldest children in a large family, he learned quickly to be very resourceful. Gilbert loved camping in the majestic mountains that surround Chama Valley and fished in the Rio Grande and Chama Rivers, at first to help feed his brothers and sisters, and then because he appreciated the splendor of its natural beauty. Gilbert enlisted in the U.S. Navy soon after his 17th birthday. After basic training in San Diego , CA he was assigned to the USS Dixie AD-14 in San Francisco where the assignment took him to the Marshall Islands and to Bikini Atoll, the site of the Atomic Bomb testing. His next assignment was to the USS Allen M. Sumner DD-692; this mission took him to Japan, China, Guam, the Philippines, and to Australia, where he was part of the First Task Force Fleet to enter Sidney after the end of the war. After his discharge, Gilbert continued his education through a correspondence course at the Wayne School at La Salle University in Chicago, IL, and was a proud graduate of the school of Hard Knocks. Gilbert moved to Henderson in 1951 and was embraced by the Reynaldo Martinez family. He immediately found employment at Titanium Metals Corp. and quickly became active in the community. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion B.M.I. Post 40 and was the Post Adjutant for 15 years. Gilbert was also a lifetime member of the VWF Post 3848, having been an integral member in both Posts for 72 years. He served as VFW Post Chaplain for 19 years, as VFW Post Service Officer and as VFW Post Surgeon. Overall, he lent decades of his energy and experience to activities such as Homeless Projects, Annual Buddy Poppy and Fund Raising Drives, and numerous activities that benefited all veterans, but especially to those at VFW Post 3848 and the American Legion B.M.I. Post 40. Gilbert’s talents were notably applied to Henderson Senior Citizens as he cheered residents with classic tune sing-a-longs and Honky Tonk music while playing the piano, guitar, and accordion. That musical talent was shared with the St. Peter’s Catholic Church where he sang and played guitar for the weekly Spanish Mass and on special occasions. St. Peter’s also benefited from his generosity through his participation in parish events and church building pursuits. His family notwithstanding, he could easily be described as the “life of the party.” During all this activity, Gilbert found the time for romance. He married the love of his life Susie Trujillo from El Rito, NM in 1954 and had three daughters, Anita, Letitia, and Janet Mary (who passed away soon after birth and who was the first burial at the newly built Palm Mortuary-Henderson in 1964). He served his civic duty with an appointment to the Henderson Civil Service Board for 4 years and was an active member with the Knights of Columbus until his health prevented him from participating any further. Gilbert loved the camaraderie he enjoyed with the people of Henderson and beyond. After thirty years at Nellis Air Force Base as a Civil Service Warehouseman, he kept the promise he had made to his wife Susie that he’d show her the world. And that he did. Gilbert took her to Rome, Paris, Mexico City as well as to other European sites. Upon returning stateside, the two of them frequently took off on the road to see Americana, cruise to Alaska, and to “Fly the Friendly Skies of United.” After his wife passed away, Gilbert continued to live life to the fullest, a La Vida Loca! And anything that didn’t come out perfectly or go his way exactly, he applied the wisdom found in the Serenity Prayer. If that didn’t work, he was famous for saying, “It’ll Do!” Gilbert is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 48 years Susie; baby girl Janet Medina; his parents; and his brothers and sisters Benny, Flory, Reynaldo, Margaret, Stella, and Josie. He is survived by siblings Dennis, Samuel ,Raymond, Mary and Carol. He leaves as part of his legacy two daughters, Anita Wong (Sergio) and Dr. Letitia Worth (Larry) whose husbands he regarded as sons. He leaves behind five grandchildren, Nicholas Gilbert Diaz, David Worth, Angela Rosa, Dennis Worth, and Julian Diaz; nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild, all of whom were his pride and joy. Viewing will be at Palm Memorial-Henderson on Sunday, January 7, 2024 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. A rosary will recited at 4:15 p.m.; final viewing will end at 5:00 p.m. On Monday, January 8, 2024, at 10 a.m., a Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Peter’s Catholic Church on Boulder Highway in Henderson, NV. Internment will take place directly after the Mass at Palm Mortuary-Henderson near the Serenity Mausoleum. A celebration of life reception will take place immediately following the interment TBA on site. Please join the family in remembering Gilbert Nick Medina by visiting his memorial at www.palmboulderhighway.com to add and view cherished photos and stories as of them there are many!

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John Hent

Apr 26, 1948 - Dec 25, 2023

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Boulder City, NV

John Hent, age 75, of Boulder City, Nevada passed away on Monday, December 25, 2023. John was born in Romania. A funeral service for John will be held Tuesday, January 9, 2024 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Palm Boulder Highway Mortuary, 800 South Boulder Highway, Henderson, NV 89015. Following the funeral service will be a graveside service from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at Palm Boulder Highway Cemetery, 800 South Boulder Highway, Henderson, NV 89015.

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Penelope Mahan

Apr 21, 1937 - Oct 10, 2023

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Boulder City, NV

Penelope "Penny" Mahan, 86, of Boulder City, Nevada, passed away on October 10, 2023 at home surrounded by her loved ones. Penelope was born on April 21, 1937 in California and had a noteworthy educational career, having been Valedictorian of her senior class at Claremont Girls Collegiate High School. She was among the first female students to attend Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, later taking on roles at Winchell's donut, floral decor, and the Gold Strike in Boulder City, NV. After a decade, she began working as a crossing guard at the local school before retiring. Penny was a beloved mother, friend, and animal lover. She was well-known for her love of Art in the Park in Downtown Boulder City, as well as dining at The Coffee Cup for brunch. She was often seen admiring the big horn sheep grazing in the local park. Despite going through a divorce, she lived a quiet and humble life that she was always proud of. She is remembered with great fondness and will be dearly missed. Penelope is survived by her three sons, Randall, Derek, and Kevin Mahan; Penelope was preceded in death by her mother, Rowena Huffman Whitmore; her aunt, Dorothy Louise Huffman Warner.

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Shirley Tidwell

May 05, 1935 - Dec 07, 2023

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Boulder City, NV

Shirley Irene Tidwell of Boulder City Nevada age 88 died Thursday December 7, 2023. Shirley was a long time resident of Henderson, NV. After the loss of the love of her life Curtis A Tidwell, Shirley relocated to Boulder City, NV. Shirley was born on May 5, 1935 to Loyal & Irene Tuttle. She is pre-deceased by her parents, sister - Denise Yates, Brothers - Ray Tuttle, Joe Tuttle, Jack Tuttle, Granddaughter Julie Clow, and her youngest son Jamie Tull. She is survived by her Daughter, Denise (Jeff) Smerek of North Carolina, Sons John (Belle) Tull, Jerry Tull, & Tom Tull of Nevada, Step children Pam (Jeff) Cammuse of Tennessee & Steve (Michael) Tidwell of Texas. Shirley was also survived by her 7 Grand Children, 2 Step Grand Children, 17 Great Grand Children, & 1 Great Great Grandchild. Services will be held at Palm Mortuary in Henderson, NV. Visitation: Friday December 15, 2023 4:00-8:00 p. m. Funeral: Saturday December 16, 2023 at 10:00 a. m.

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Richard Monaco

Jan 25, 1931 - Dec 01, 2023

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Boulder City, NV

Richard Eugene Monaco, age 92, of Boulder City, Nevada passed away on Friday, December 1, 2023. Richard was born in Pueblo, CO on January 25, 1931. A graveside service for Richard will be held at 10:40am on Friday, December 29, 2023 at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City.

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Edgar Kirschke

Mar 04, 1944 - Oct 31, 2023

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Boulder City, NV

Edgar L Kirschke, age 79, of Boulder City, Nevada passed away on Tuesday, October 31, 2023. Edgar was born in Spokane. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www. neptunesociety. com/location/las-vegas-cremation for the Kirschke family.

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Curt Evern

Jul 17, 1953 - Oct 30, 2023

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Boulder City, NV

Curt Andrew Evern, age 70, of Boulder City, NV passed away surrounded by family on October 30, 2023 after battling cancer for the second time. He was born in Las Angels, CA on July 17, 1953 to Ernest R Evern and Alva Stromme Evern. He married Lori E Fischer on June 23, 1984 in St Helens, OR where they raised their family prior to moving to Boulder City in the summer of 2022 after Curt retired from the St Helens School District as a custodian. Curt cherished spending time with family and friends. He loved traveling to Ocean Park, WA where he could be found building camps fires or lighting off fireworks on the 4th of July. He enjoyed watching football, working in his yard, and over the years restoring and painting cars. He is survived by his wife Lori Evern; four daughters Alva Evern, Christine Evern, Dori Lee, and Lindsay Tillman; five grandchildren Colton, Owen, Rian, Brayden, and Zach. He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Scott Johnson, and his grandson Levi. Family and friends are invited to leave memories and condolences at www. starmortuary. com

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