In Loving Memory of the Veterans who have moved on to "Eternal Glory" 

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"We Regret to inform you of the Passing of our Chapter Members":
Allan W. Schwartz
July 18, 2018

July 18, 2018

It is with a great deal of regret that must inform you of the passing of Allan Schwartz. Comrade Schwartz a life member of DAV Chapter 15, the current Commander of DAVAuxiliary Unit 15 and current DAVAuxiliary State Senior Vice Commander. Also a member of the VFW Post 10054 Anyone who was blessed enough to know Allan knew him as a man with a dry sense of humor, an impeccable dresser and a true gentleman. After a career as a munitions specialist in the U.S. Air Force Allan became a lock smith. I was fortunate to call him friend and learned more about loading bombs on B-52s and opening locks than I ever thought I would. When listening to Allan though one could count on at least one story about his beloved Carol. The love of his life.Though he has been battling recent medical issues Allan was determined to attend the recent DAV/DAVAuxiliary National Convention in Reno. It was there that he passed yesterday evening with his son and one daughter by his side. It is hard for those of us who remain behind not to shed a tear, but I for one am joyed to know that he is with Carol once again.
Posted: June 1, 2018

Posted: June 1, 2018

PAUL J. HOUSER Paul J. Houser passed away unexpectedly May 26, 2018 at Spring Valley Hospital, Las Vegas. He was born Nov. 13, 1922 in St. Johns, Mich. He was a proud WWII Army veteran. He had been a Pahrump resident since 1985. Paul, along with his wife, Vivien, 25 year Disabled American Veteran, owned PVH Real Estate until 2002. Paul was preceded in death by his wife, Vivien; sons, Larry and Gregory; and long-tme companion. Loueen Meyer. He is survived by his sons, David (Debbie) Houser of Pahrump and Gary Houser of Middletown, Calif.; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and great-great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be determined at a later date.
Posted: April 25, 2018

Posted: April 25, 2018

DONALD F. CZERWINSKI (Donny, SKI), age 74, passed away April 18, 2018 at Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas. He was born in Milwaukee, Wis. June 10, 1943. Donny served honorably as a Marine during the Vietnam war. He and his wife moved to Pahrump in 1997. He had been a part of the Marine Corps League in Pahrump since 2007. Donny is survived by his wife, Bonnie Wittig; son, Michael (Elizabeth) Czerwinski, daughter, Donna (Troy) Steward; stepsons, Ron Wittig and Shane Stolowski; grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter. A memorial Service will be held at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery. 1900 Veterans Memorial Drive, Boulder City, NV. with a date of June 8, 2018. Call 702-486-5920 for particulars.
November 16, 2017

November 16, 2017

It is with heavy heart that I give you the news that Art Jones passed Monday, Nov. 13, 2017.
Posted: February 22, 2017

Posted: February 22, 2017

Harold Hann,
Posted: January 14, 2017

Posted: January 14, 2017

Marine Corps League Pahrump Detachment 1199...
Posted: January 11, 2017

Posted: January 11, 2017

MICHAEL KEVIN ALLEY Michael Kevin Alley, 62, of Pahrump, passed away Jan. 5th 2017. He was born Sept. 23rd, 1954, in Mineola, NY and resided in Pahrump, Nev. for 20 years. He was a retired mechanic and served in the U.S. Army fr
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MICHAEL KEVIN ALLEY, 62, of Pahrump, passed away Jan. 5th 2017. He was born Sept. 23rd, 1954, in Mineola, NY and resided in Pahrump, Nev. for 20 years. He was a retired mechanic and served in the U.S. Army from 1977 to 1982. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. He was a faithful Christian and a Deacon at First Southern Baptist. He is survived by his beloved wife of 32 years, Dawna; 3 sisters: Carrie Reilly, Dorothy Rodriguez and Donna Lopes; 2 brothers: Chris and Bob Alley; 3 daughters: Kathy Booth, Michelle Alley, Glenda Ibanez and son Kevin Alley; 13 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents. Memorial service will be at noon on Jan. 14th, at First Southern Baptist. In lieu of flowers, donations for the family can be made to Dawna Alley at First Southern Baptist.
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MICHAEL KEVIN ALLEY Michael Kevin Alley, 62, of Pahrump, passed away Jan. 5th 2017. He was born Sept. 23rd, 1954, in Mineola, NY and resided i sisters: Carrie Reilly, Dorothy Rodriguez and Donna Lopes; 2 brothers: Chris and Boahrump Valley Times on Jan. 11, 2017 - See more at: http://obits.pvtimes.com/obituaries/pvtimes/obituary.aspx?n=michael-kevin-alley&pid=183553546#sthash.DxIjlzJ3.dp
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Posted: November 29, 2016

Posted: November 29, 2016

Gordon Gould, Funeral Services will be held on 8 Dec 2016, starting at 10:40 a.m., in the Chapel, Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Boulder City, NV.  Services do start ON TIME.

Posted: August 6, 2015

Posted: August 6, 2015

Bernard "Marty" Martin, who passed away July 31 at their Pahrump home from complications of heart surgery. He was part of Merrill's Marauders, a highly-decorated fighting force during WW II.The word "Hero" was a fitting description of her husband, she said, especially when considering what Marty and nearly 3,000 other American troops endured during World War II. "Marty was a high-speed code combat communications expert and machine gunner," Beverly said. "Hacking through jungles during monsoon season where the average annual rainfall in Burma is 150-to-250 inches. They experienced every kind of bad condition while cut off from ammo, food, water and everything else, while walking and hacking for almost a thousand miles." A true HERO indeed. Rest In Peace Comrad.
Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Al Jones, Pahrump, Nevada.....
  • "Al was a wonderful man and befriended everyone. He will be..."
    - Bonnie Wittig
ALVIN "BIG AL" JONES After a lengthy and arduous battle with neuropathy and leukemia, Alvin "Big Al" Jones passed away and went home to be with the Lord May 9, 2015 at the age of 83. Alvin was born in Chicago, Ill. on March 16, 1932. He joined the United States Marine Corps after high school, and served in Kobe, Japan and Inchon, South Korea with the 1st Marine Division as one of the "Chosin Few" at Chosin Reservoir, South Korea. Upon his return to the United States, he joined the Illinois National Guard and rose to the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. Afterwards, Alvin worked as a Chicago Policeman for 14 years, and the WGN TV Station for 30 years. In 1999, he retired and moved to Pahrump, Nevada and began working as a TV talk-show host and special reporter for KPVM TV. Alvin was very active in the Pahrump Valley Marine Corps League, Detachment 1199. He always made a point of reaching out to others, to share a smile and offer words of encouragement to all whom he met. He was a loving brother, father, grandfather, and friend to many. He is survived by his brother, Alfonso; his daughter Pamela and son-in-law Amara; grandsons: Philip, William, Julian, Nicholas; nieces; nephews; and many other relatives. The celebration of the life of Alvin Jones will be held on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. at the Pahrump Valley United Methodist Church, 1300 East Highway 372, Pahrump Nevada 89048. The burial will take place Thursday, May 28, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Veterans Memorial Drive, Boulder City, Nevada 89005. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Pahrump Disabled American Veterans Chapter 15 for Veterans Services.
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ALVIN "BIG AL" JONES After a lengthy and arduous battle with neuropathy and leukemia, Alvin "Big Al" Jones passed away and went home to be with the Lord May 9, 2015 at the age of 83. Alvin was born in Chicago, Ill. on March 16, 1932. He joined the United States Marine Corps after high school, and served in Kobe, Japan and Inchon, South Korea with the 1st Marine Division as one of the "Chosin Few" at Chosin Reservoir, South Korea. Upon his return to the United States, he joined the Illinois National Guard and rose to the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. Afterwards, Alvin worked as a Chicago Policeman for 14 years, and the WGN TV Station for 30 years. In 1999, he retired and moved to Pahrump, Nevada and began working as a TV talk-show host and special reporter for KPVM TV. Alvin was very active in the Pahrump Valley Marine Corps League, Detachment 1199. He always made a point of reaching out to others, to share a smile and offer words of encouragement to all whom he met. He was a loving brother, father, grandfather, and friend to many.
  • "Al was a wonderful man and befriended everyone. He will be..."
    - Bonnie Wittig
ALVIN "BIG AL" JONES After a lengthy and arduous battle with neuropathy and leukemia, Alvin "Big Al" Jones passed away and went home to be with the Lord May 9, 2015 at the age of 83. Alvin was born in Chicago, Ill. on March 16, 1932. He joined the United States Marine Corps after high school, and served in Kobe, Japan and Inchon, South Korea with the 1st Marine Division as one of the "Chosin Few" at Chosin Reservoir, South Korea. Upon his return to the United States, he joined the Illinois National Guard and rose to the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. Afterwards, Alvin worked as a Chicago Policeman for 14 years, and the WGN TV Station for 30 years. In 1999, he retired and moved to Pahrump, Nevada and began working as a TV talk-show host and special reporter for KPVM TV. Alvin was very active in the Pahrump Valley Marine Corps League, Detachment 1199. He always made a point of reaching out to others, to share a smile and offer words of encouragement to all whom he met. He was a loving brother, father, grandfather, and friend to many. He is survived by his brother, Alfonso; his daughter Pamela and son-in-law Amara; grandsons: Philip, William, Julian, Nicholas; nieces; nephews; and many other relatives. The celebration of the life of Alvin Jones will be held on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. at the Pahrump Valley United Methodist Church, 1300 East Highway 372, Pahrump Nevada 89048. The burial will take place Thursday, May 28, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Veterans Memorial Drive, Boulder City, Nevada 89005. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Pahrump Disabled American Veterans Chapter 15 for Veterans Services.
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Posted: Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Posted: Wednesday, March 4, 2015

 

Andre "Butch" Harper

Obituary
  • "Uncle Butch I will really miss you I know you are now with..."
    - Susan Smith Harris
ANDRE "BUTCH" HARPER Andre "Butch" Harper, humanitarian and philanthropist, joins his wife of 45 Years on February 21, 2015 at the age of 72. He is survived by his four children: David Harper, Michelle Harper, Cheryl Bender, Danielle Wilt, and 8 grandchildren. Butch is known for his kindness and generosity, his inclination to increase the well being of human kind by charitable aid or donations, and his compassion and love for his fellow man. Butch created the "Act of Kindness" award, and "Smiles Across Pahrump". He made collages of patches from first responders and placed them in children's hospitals around the country. He received the nickname "Patches" because of this. Butch then became the conduit for those in the community who wanted to donate their time and resources to those in need but didn't know what direction to turn. He created the "Act of Kindness" award to recognize those who had been giving so much of themselves. The award was given to locals and around the world to Aurora Colo., Prescott Ariz., and Newtown, Conn. during their times of tragedy. It even made its way to a soldier in Afghanistan. He spent his own money on travel, for the awards and collages, but gave credit to the citizens of Pahrump. He was and "Act of Kindness" reporter for KPVM TV, News 46, & K-ACE Country Radio. Butch wanted to make sure that everyone knew about the loving people we had in our town. The public is invited to attend The Andre Butch Harper Memorial service Saturday, February 28th at 11am at the Pahrump Nugget Events Center. To help keep Andre "Butch" Harper's dream and his memory alive, Call KPVM TV to donate to the Act of Kindness Award. Go to Andre Butch Harper's Volunteer Corp. on Facebook to help others who are in need. If you are in need please contact us on Facebook or call KPVM TV at 727-9400 ext 201
Published in Pahrump Valley Times on Feb. 27, 2015
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ANDRE "BUTCH" HARPER: Humanitarian and philanthropist, joins his wife of 45 Years on February 21, 2015 at the age of 72, of Pahrump, Nevada. He is survived by his four children: David Harper, Michelle Harper, Cheryl Bender, Danielle Wilt, and 8 grandchildren. Butch is known for his kindness and generosity, his inclination to increase the well being of human kind by charitable aid or donations, and his compassion and love for his fellow man. Butch created the "Act of Kindness" award, and "Smiles Across Pahrump". He made collages of patches from first responders and placed them in children's hospitals around the country. He received the nickname "Patches" because of this. Butch then became the conduit for those in the community who wanted to donate their time and resources to those in need but didn't know what direction to turn. He created the "Act of Kindness" award to recognize those who had been giving so much of themselves. The award was given to locals and around the world to Aurora Colo., Prescott Ariz., and Newtown, Conn. during their times of tragedy. It even made its way to a soldier in Afghanistan. He spent his own money on travel, for the awards and collages, but gave credit to the citizens of Pahrump. He was and "Act of Kindness" reporter for KPVM TV, News 46, & K-ACE Country Radio. Butch wanted to make sure that everyone knew about the loving people we had in our town.  To help keep Andre "Butch" Harper's dream and his memory alive, Call KPVM TV to donate to the Act of Kindness Award. Go to Andre Butch Harper's Volunteer Corp. on Facebook to help others who are in need. If you are in need please contact us on Facebook or call KPVM TV at 727-9400 ext 201

Andre "Butch" Harper

Obituary
  • "Uncle Butch I will really miss you I know you are now with..."
    - Susan Smith Harris
ANDRE "BUTCH" HARPER Andre "Butch" Harper, humanitarian and philanthropist, joins his wife of 45 Years on February 21, 2015 at the age of 72. He is survived by his four children: David Harper, Michelle Harper, Cheryl Bender, Danielle Wilt, and 8 grandchildren. Butch is known for his kindness and generosity, his inclination to increase the well being of human kind by charitable aid or donations, and his compassion and love for his fellow man. Butch created the "Act of Kindness" award, and "Smiles Across Pahrump". He made collages of patches from first responders and placed them in children's hospitals around the country. He received the nickname "Patches" because of this. Butch then became the conduit for those in the community who wanted to donate their time and resources to those in need but didn't know what direction to turn. He created the "Act of Kindness" award to recognize those who had been giving so much of themselves. The award was given to locals and around the world to Aurora Colo., Prescott Ariz., and Newtown, Conn. during their times of tragedy. It even made its way to a soldier in Afghanistan. He spent his own money on travel, for the awards and collages, but gave credit to the citizens of Pahrump. He was and "Act of Kindness" reporter for KPVM TV, News 46, & K-ACE Country Radio. Butch wanted to make sure that everyone knew about the loving people we had in our town. The public is invited to attend The Andre Butch Harper Memorial service Saturday, February 28th at 11am at the Pahrump Nugget Events Center. To help keep Andre "Butch" Harper's dream and his memory alive, Call KPVM TV to donate to the Act of Kindness Award. Go to Andre Butch Harper's Volunteer Corp. on Facebook to help others who are in need. If you are in need please contact us on Facebook or call KPVM TV at 727-9400 ext 201
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David Grubbs
Posted: Friday, November 7, 2014

Posted: Friday, November 7, 2014

DAVID GRUBBS David Grubbs, 67, of Pahrump, Nev., went home to Heaven on October 26, 2014. Born May 29, 1947, to Kate and Harry Grubbs in East Chicago, Ind. He moved to San Diego in 1981 with his wife Patty and soul mate of 39 years, then Las Vegas in 1998, and to Pahrump in 2004. A decorated Viet Nam War Veteran, Army Unit, he was drafted in 1966 right out of high school. He was chosen to be on the READY Reaction Force for Westmoreland. He made 76 air assaults during his tour. He received three Purple Hearts, the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Overseas Service Bar, Bronze Star, Army Commendation for Heroism, Army Commendation with Device. Air medal, 2nd Class Gunner 81mm mortar, combat infantry badge, sharp shooter badge M14, and expert badge for 45 cal. pistol. He served his country with pride. He suffered from PTSD since his return from Vietnam and in the end PTSD took him from us. He is survived by his devoted wife of 39 years, Patricia (Patty), his daughter Kerri Jo (Jeff) Meeks; his son Michael Frederick (Priscilla) Grubbs. David made a career as a High Voltage Lineman at NIPSCO and then at San Diego Gas and Electric. Together, Patty and David started and ran Grubby's Shooting Apparel for 14 years, and were involved in and received many trap shooting awards. David was an active member of the DAV, VFW, Pahrump Valley 4 Wheelers, Pahrump Rock Hounds, and an ambassador for VEA. He had a passion for volunteering for organizations such as Symphony Animal Foundation, KNYE food drives, and the Pahrump Fall Festival Parade. He was known for his unbelievable kindness, his warm, caring eyes and cheerful smile. He stood out among the crowd. His relationship with Patty was one to be envied, as the two of them showed love and respect to each other and to everyone around them. People who knew him were honored to call him a friend and one of the kindest persons you ever had the pleasure of knowing.
Arden Houser

Arden Houser

Arden Houser He is so missed by wife Pat, his wonderful kids and their families and many friends. He was a loving and kind man thank God his kids came to see him before he died. That is when you really find out who loves you, all he wanted was to see his family at the end.
Posted: Friday, June 6, 2014

Posted: Friday, June 6, 2014

JOHNNIE LELAND WELSH Johnnie Leland Welsh, age 67, passed away May 29, 2014, in Las Vegas. Johnnie was born June 12, 1946. He was a West Point Military Academy graduate, served in the U. S. Army Rangers, and was a Vietnam Vet. He was of the Catholic faith, a member of the DAV, and Knights of Columbus.