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21, May J, J7 Valley Guetl ' m,mb,r I I l Fay Neeley Su 1, a He is survived by his wife, Manda Lawson of Pahrump, Fay Neeley Sullivan, 80, died April 26, 1997 at her home Nevada, brothers; Tom Lawson of Pahrump, Nevada, Bob - in Pahrump, Nevada. She was born in Kansas and was a 6 month resident of Pahrump coming from Calwell, Idaho, and was in hotel management. She is survived by sons; Jerry Sullivan of Pahrump, Nevada, John Sullivan of St. George Utah, Dale Sullivan of Greely, Colorado, Daughter; Bonnie Eusano, of Lindsy, California. Also two sisters; Margaret Callier of Miluaukee, Oregon, Nellie Alexander of Miluaukoe, Oregon, 13 grand- children and several great grandchildren. Services will he Friday May 2, 1997 in Woodlawn, Or- egon at the Woodlawn Chapel. Michael Ray Lawson Michael Ray Lawson, 40, died April 19, 1997 in Pahrump, Nevada where he had been a two month resident coming from Mansfield, Ohio. He was born August 7, 1956 in Mansfield, Ohio, and was a musician, also a Marine Corp. veteran and a Sod Farm we do lawns ? Lawson of Maryland, and a sister Velma Hammer of Mansfield Ohio. Private Family services were held in Ohio under the direction of the Neptune Society of Nye Co. funeral director Robin Dorand. Gertrude Agnes Smith Gertrude Agnes Smith, 75, died April 25, 1997 at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was born August 11, 1921 in Waukeegan, Illinois and was a 16 year resident of Pahrump, Nevada coming from Parkerdam, California where she was an Industrial IBM operator. She is survived by husband; Dewin I. Smith of Pahrump, Nevada, Sons; Charles E. Smith of Fairfield, California, Brice T. Smith of San Antonio, Texas, Daughter; Norma LBaron of Burbank, California, Brother; Joseph Corbin of Bloomfield, Connecticut, Sister; Elizabeth Ronan of Newburn, 6471 S. HomesteadS(Across from Sod Farm)  Starting at 4.99 a sq. yd. Rolls of Linoleum starting at $3.99 a sq.yd. -727-0744- 13"x 13" Ceramic tile (white only) over 3000 sq.ft. $1.29 a sq.ft North Carolina, 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Private family services will he held at Boulder City Na- tional Cemetery at a later date officiated by the Neptune Society of Nye County funeral director Robin Dorand Howard William Zellhoef er, MD by Bruce Stevenson, Tecopa Howard William Zellhoefer, MD, FACS, FICS passed away on April 19, 1997 in Fresno, Ca. He was born on July 23, 1906 in Sioux Falls, SD. Two sons survive him. Jon of Mariposa, CA and Alan of Las Vegas, NV, and four grand- children. Doctor, Doctor "Z" or Doll  "Z" as we knew him, graduate" from Harvard Medical School in 1931, spending his intern- ship in Chicago, II. His resi- dency was in surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN from 1932 to 1939. He entered private practice in Sioux Falls practicing until December 1941. As a U. S. Army Reserve Medical Officer they called him up immediately to island hop- Howard William ping the South Pacific as a com- Zellhoefer bat doctor. As he said "I arrived in Pearl Harbor while it was still smoking." With the planned invasion of Europe, Doe "Z" was trans- ferred to England as a physician to General Dwight Eisenhower. He participated in the European invasion beside General Eisenhower. While serving in the European Theater, he headed the reconstruction of the French Medical Services. The French bestowed the highest of honors the French Legion D' Honneur with Croix De Guerre. When they formed file U.S. Air Force, they transferred him to that branch of service. Returning to Sioux Falls he continued his surgery practice until the Korean Conflict. Again they called him into military service arriving in Korea while it was still smoking. In 1952 from the Air Force as a full Colonel. Mustering but at Travis Air Force Base in Northern California he entered private surgery practice in Carmel, CA. Moving to Las Vegas, NV for health reasons, he practiced with sevilral doctors in the Boulder City and Las Vegas areas. Lateriche acquired practices from retiring doctors and continued sur- gery until 1971 at the age of sixty-five years old. Nevada law states that a sixty-five-year-old can no longer lead a surgical team. He continued in private practice until 1986 signing on as a"Ships Surgeon" with the EpirotikiCruise Lines spending the next several years sailing around the world. Doe "Z"s other interests included founding the Valley Hospital Medical Center, Las Vegas with a group of doctors and several other medical related businesses in the area. In 1969 he purchased the controlling interest in the Town of Tecopa, California, where he lived during his later retirement years. At the time of Ilis death he was sole owner or partner in many business ventures. Many would find Doe "Z" to be eccentric, to others he was stubborn, Many could not say enough good about him, and some could cuss him in unmentionable terms. How does one eulogize or write a fitting obituary to a man that spent more than seventy years helping others? Call 24 hours 727-1888 " ? * Cremation .... Dtrect Burial Include: emowl from Plac of Dath, PmptraUcm of Death C.,ea"tifl d Perml 'U  U." Fully Iaeead P.O.  13OO0*S'al' 96 eTO Buol Lane Pahrump, lqcvada 8M-8 00000000000000000000000000 Name: :  Acldress: " GtV:__ State: Zip: . Phone: "Free Membership  Ple rush rm  oiaion ar spatial imaim . r-lCrention P'llk.ial E!Scttering