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Pahrump's Passing Paraae By Robert Lowes munity as an activist tbr the good, as he saw it. He tk)ught PAHRUMP - The names and deeds of Gerald "'Gerry" Mock and Robert "Good Ole Bob" Perry were frequent visi- tors over the years to the pages of the Gazette. In a very real sense both of these modern- day Pahrump pioneers con- tributed greatly to the living history of this big verdant valley. Both, like the Athenians of Ancient Greece, lef t this a far better place than it was when they first came to the south county. Having passed within days of each other on their final journey, it's hard to put one before the other except in a proper - alpha- betic and chronologic ordery they would allow - that's the only way either of them would have possibly com- promised on the proper or- der of listing. GERALD '"GERRY" Mock, 69, died Friday, Feb- ruary 28. He was the first of this dynamic duo of Pahr- ump pioneers to leave us on his journey to eternity. He left a legacy of tireless dedi- cation to the positive progress of his chopsen coin- Gerald Mock Robert Perry "Good 'OI Bob" of Pahrump, NV, owner of the Good 'Oi Bob's Storage units on Lesie and Mesquite ti)r years to get the town to properly name "Dutch Ford Road" for of the early fimnders and helped deliver Nye and Esmerala Counties in support of the first grass roots presi- dential campaign for Ross Perot. A Navy and Marine Corps. veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict, the retired teamster from the Test Site may have been short in stature, but that never stopped him for fighting for the causes he believed, and we're sorry to see him go. ROBERT, OR AS HE PEFERRED, "GOOD OL BOB" PERRY will probably be embarrased by all the good things the people of Pahrump will say about him now that he's gone. For a man who spent the major part of his life doing good for oth- ers, "Good Ol Bob," he didn't like the formality of being called by his formal name and delighted in being as bad as the his handle would permit. A former mortgage banker before moving to the valley, the baddest good guy around who claimed he served as an inspiration |br the Terrible Herbst slogan. In true pio- neering spirit, he devoted himself to bringing local residents city-types services not normally available in the country. While not genrally know, he was an active ham radio opera- tor who saved many stranded adwellers who knew their res- cuer only by his call letters, N6CAZ. I will never forget the time he came to our aid when our old Pontiac broke down on an isolated section of Hwy. 178 between Shoshone Death Valley Junction. N6CAZ responded to a call for help from an 18-wheeler loaded to the brim with low-level wastes on his way to the old USEgology dump in Beatty who had stopped to help. Next time we saw Ole Bob in Pahrump after we returned, we wanted to thank him, which he, of course, attempted to brush off and tried to sell us one of his latest advetising specialities. Things you tend to forget, but then rember at time like this. More lormal and traditional obituaries appear elsewhere in this edition but we had to say these very personal rememberances, along with our since condolences to their survivors. FREE PHOHE 727-84 Licensed & Bonded #3M_ ,. i, Vmp  II!111 r Compnete Sy. i Un.aUed with SV [warranty availaMe  R--adi--o D--isp--atc--he-'d i 7 days a week service U | 1220 E. Manse I I1 o, pw,00vo Jill 797 44 This Weekend "Kool Water" 99 Breakfast 5 days, 7.11am Wed.- Spaghetti $2.99 Check out our Daily & Evening Specials Wednesday- Sunday 727-7300 Thursday Tacos 50 Thursday $1 Margaritas 3pm till 7pm Pahrump Valley Gazette, Thursday, March 6, 1997 9 Affordable = Used Cars Why do we sell so many Autos. Simple LOW PROFIT!! 00im00,kast,o- 751-1625 00omro . Founder - - Manager - Corner of Basin & Hwy. 160 - Pahrmp Canteen Bakery & Party Shop 1061 E. Second St. (702) 727-7447 Sugar Free Specialty Cakes Pies & Pastry Pies & Bread Assorted Donuts & Goodies Hrs- 4:30 am - 1:30 pm "rues - Sat Thermax Clean Care Center Specializin# in Steam Cleaning Home Business * Auto RV - Equipment, Sales and Rentals - Rent the world's best Steam Cleaner (702) 727-1339 $8 for 24 hours 1200 N. Leslie St. -FREE- 10x12 Room Pahrump, NV 89041 Cleaned if mention thls ad Bus:(702) 727-6257 JV Industries, Inc. Concrete Accessories Re-Bar - 3/8", 1/2", 5/8" Stakes - Wood & Steel Anchor Bolts, Work Gloves, Tie Wire & Mesh Open 3700 W. Flamingo 7-5 Mon - Sat Pahrump, NV Closed Sun