I leave this trubute to my wife Starr Anderson. She was the love of my life. Starr and I were married for almost 24 years. We have 2 boys age 24 and 27. Starr was a very loving,caring and giving person. At age 35 Starr gave her life to Chirst. She trusted God with all things in her life. Starr passed away after battling brain cancer for 5 years. I was blessed to be her best friend, and husband.
I remember Starr and Robin from 4th grade through high school. After school, we would go to her house and always took off our shoes because their home had white carpet! I have fond memories of Starr and am so sad for her passing. I hope she was peaceful. Sandy
Larry H. Barnson, a native Nevadan, was an integral member of the Southern Nevada athletic community for more than 50 years. Coach Barnson passed away September 14, 2019, with his loving family by his side. He was born March 6, 1934, in Las Vegas, and grew up in Boulder City where he began setting records at an early age. In fact, it was a young Larry Barnson who scored the first touchdown on the Boulder City High School football field. In 1964, as a member of UNLV's first graduating class, Coach Barnson turned his love for sports into a full-time profession when he became a teacher and coach at Western High School, and then at Clark High School as a member of its first faculty. During his 29 years at Clark, Larry Barnson, affectionately known to many as "Barney," became one of the winningest coaches in the state of Nevada including seven collective Nevada AAA state championships in football and track and field. In addition to his distinguished coaching record, Coach Barnson was the recipient of many awards, including induction into the NIAA Hall of Fame in 2011, the Southern Nevada Track and Cross Country Coaches Hall of Fame in 1996, and the Southern Nevada Football Coaches Hall of Fame in 1996. Coach Barnson received the ultimate honor in 2014 when Clark High School debuted a new scoreboard bearing his name and officially named the field after him, the same field where he enjoyed so many victories and mentored so many young people. His contributions to athletics were not limited merely to coaching. Barnson shared his ability to execute well-managed athletic programs with many community organizations including Special Olympics, Police Olympics, Senior Olympics and the Barney-Brad-Guy Scholarship Track Meet. After making a difference in the lives of more than 17,000 students and athletes in Clark County, Coach Barnson retired in 1995. Perhaps a plaque hanging on Coach Barnson's wall at home, given to him by former student athletes, best sums up the essence of this man and his love for sports and youth. It reads, "Thank you, (Coach Barnson), not only for making us better athletes, but for making us better men." He is survived by his wife, Kathy, of 52 years; daughters, Ginnie Barnson and Lezlie Barnson-DeNardin; son-in-law, John DeNardin; and grandchildren, Abby DeNardin, Brady DeNardin and Christopher Reed. Visitation will be at 11:30 a.m. with services at 1 p.m., Sat., Sept. 21, both at Trinity United Methodist Church, 6151 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89146. Burial will be at 11 a.m.Mon., Sept. 23, at Memory Gardens Memorial Park, 7251 W. Lone Mountain Road, Las Vegas, NV 89129. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Clark High School Athletic Department.
I remember Coach Larry as a kind and caring person. He was quick to smile and willing to lend a hand. When I wasn't able to get permission from my parents for drivers education, he designed an individual study project that would be more meaningful to me. You made an impact, Coach Larry, that was beyond the field of play and you will be missed.
Marriner Lang Beckstead was born on April 23, 1934 in Nephi, UT to Dr. Francis Hamilton Beckstead and Edith Belliston Beckstead. He was the second of three children with brother, Robert and sister, Elizabeth. He Graduated from Juab High School and BYU then completed a master's degree from Northern Arizona University majoring in Music Theory in 1958. He had a great passion for music that lasted the whole of his life, with expertise in many instruments.
He married Jean Winterbottom in 1953 and together had five children, Wesley, Susan, Joan, David, and Mathew. After graduation from BYU, Marriner moved his family to the state of Nevada where he taught in Clark County School District as a Band director and coach of Basketball and Golf. After 30 years teaching high school, Mariner and Jean served two missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to Denmark in 1991-1993 and then Tonga in 1995-1996.
Marriner's great loves were in his wife Jean, his family, and in serving his Heavenly Father. He was an avid fisherman, and his favorite past-time was having fishing Utah's streams for trout. He was also a fan of all Brigham Young University athletics.
Marriner is survived by his wife, Jean, his children and their spouses, Orville and Susan Hastings of Kaysville, UT, Joan and Michael Mabe of Richmond, VA, David and Nancy Beckstead of Pocatello, ID, and Mathew and Virginia Beckstead of Nolanville, TX, along with many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his son Wesley, passed away at the age of six. Marriner was an honorable man, leader, father, mentor, and servant of God.
Published in Salt Lake Tribune on July 26, 2015
I always regretted being a little unkind my first year when I needed to transfer from Western at the end of the first quarter of my sophomore year. However, Mr. Beckstead took it in stride and helped me grow as a musician. He was there for me during a difficult transition in my family life and allowed me to spend many hours practicing at school on my honor pass. I grew to really appreciate him as an educator. I know he enriched the lives of many and I continue to play the French Horn to this day in part due to his skill.
From Derrek Yelton on June 22nd, 2018
Mr. Beckstead was always my favorite instructor at Clark. Sad that he is gone.
Fitzgibbons, Tamera "Tammy" Ann
Tamera "Tammy" Ann (Gray) Fitzgibbons of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away Sunday May 24, 2015 in Phoenix. She was born on August 24, 1957 in Provo, Utah. Tammy is survived by her husband, Floyd Fitzgibbons, children, Candice ( Art) Smith, Kristen (John) Kotsimbos, Cameron Call, and Chaz Call, parents Ralph and Charlene Gray, siblings Tom Gray and Traci (Dave) Shope, step-children Ryan (Amy) Fitzgibbons, Jill (Jeff) Mohlman, grandchildren, Delaney Bemish - Rogers, Mia and Bodhi Bemish, Tyler and Rachel Smith, Adam, Rachel, Brooke, and Erica Fitzgibbons. Nephews and nieces, Patrick (Monica) Gray, Joshua Gray, Ethan and McKayla Shope. Services for Tammy will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mountain Park Ward, 4525 East Knox Road in Phoenix (Ahwatukee area), Arizona. Viewing will be from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m with funeral services at 3:00 p.m. A dance in her honor will begin at 4:30pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Pound Out Cancer (www.poundoutcancer.com) to support early detection and treatment of Ovarian Cancer.
Debra passed away in Utah. She was a Physicians Assistant and worked for twelve years at Foothills Family Clinic in Salt Lake City, Utah. She left her husband of 27 years Larry Gobelman and two sons, Austin and Landon. Her obituary can be found at: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/895268/Obituary-Deborah-Glenn-Gobelman.html?pg=all
"Our beloved and greatly admired Deborah (Glenn) Gobelman, passed away on Feb. 12, 2002 due to Cancer.
Deborah was a graduate of Clark High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. She later graduated from ASU Respiratory Therapy Program and the University of Utah PhysiciansAssistant Program. Deborah was a valued and loved employee for the twelve years at the Foothills Family Clinic in Salt Lake as a Physician Assistant.
Deborah leaves her beloved husband of 27 years, two sons and one grandson.
The intellect, determination, humor and sense of adventure that was represented in Deborah, will always be admired and remembered by her devoted family, friends and patients. She will always be remembered for her hospitality, good food, seemingly unending talents and loving outreach to others."
Kim Kilmer was born January 15, 1954 in Dallas, Oregon to Kenneth Kilmer Sr. and Evelyn Burbank Kilmer.
He was a sales representative, travelling around the East Coast selling household goods at trade shows. But that really doesn’t tell who Kim was.
Kim’s death was not ordinary; he was a holy man. He passed on in peace and love and the mercy of the Supreme Lord.
His religious beliefs are called Sanatan Dharma. He was dressed in pure cloth (kurta: shirt, dhoti: like a sarong and chadar: neck scarf). He had some very sacred beads aound his neck that could not be removed, a leaf from the tulsi plant (holy basil) on his tongue, a bag containing other holy beads was placed at his side, his family anointed his forehead with sacred clay and he was immediately cremated. All these things are necessary to properly honor their customs of last rites. His ashes will be placed in the Ganges River, in India, in a private ceremony.
Kim passed away at his home in Eugene on August 18, 2009 from brain cancer. He was 55. He is survived by daughters Nadia of Mexico and Varshana of California and siblings Ken of Eugene, Kathy of Las Vegas and Robert of Augusta, Georgia.
My brother was a great song writer and musician...He gave us many years of entertainment with his guitar and sweet singing voice...He was always happy to share his new songs with those who wanted to listen and there were many...
I miss him more every day but feel so blessed to have been so close to a Special Brother for the years we had together..
Kim would have loved to be there with you all on this your 40th High School Re-Union..I'm sure he would have brought along his guitar and a new song fitting the theme for Clark High School's Graduating Class of "72"...He may even have written one for my graduating class of Clark High School "1969"...Oh I'm sure he would have!!.
Miss You Madly Brother of Kim...
And thank you Michael Ozuna for posting Kim's Memorial.... xoxoxox Kathy Kilmer
From William Madrid on August 5th, 2012
Kim and his family were the first people that I knew in Las Vegas, as we stayed with them when we arrived from central Nevada. Kim's father Ken passed early,but I called his Mom Aunt Evelyn always. We shared many growing up moments together and we probably learned some things we should not have at the same time. I haven't seen Rob or Ken Kevin in years, but I I do visit with Kathy. Your loss, for many reasons, must be difficult, as I will miss the opportunity of not sharing as we finally mature.
Douglas "Doug" McCollom, 55, passed away March 10, 2010, in Kihei, Maui, Hawaii. He was born in Albuquerque, N.M., Nov. 25, 1954. He had resided in Las Vegas for 50 years, with the exception of four years spent in California and Colorado. Doug had gone to Maui a year ago, after 25 years as a casino host at several Strip hotels. He was preceded in death by his father, Homer McCollom; and an infant brother, Gary McCollom. Doug is survived by his children, Sean and Erin; mother, Wanda McCollom, all of Las Vegas; sister, Lesley (Don) Hoerl; nephew, Kent Hoerl of Colorado; and niece, Kristen Hoerl of Indiana.
Doug McCollum was one of my very best friends in high school. We worked together, played together, and ran together. I loved Doug and his family. Doug was the "Rocket Man." He got that name from how much he like to shoot the basketball from way out. Doug was handsome, likable, and a great friend. How I miss him and am sorry to have lost contact with him after high school when I left the Las Vegas area. Keep shooting em from deep Doug!
From Heather Iddings Carson on September 26th, 2012
Doug was a good buddy. We lived around the corner from each other and attended Garside Jr High and then Clark. Doug had a great sense of humor and was a loyal, cherished friend.
William Mark Middleton, 56, of Las Vegas, passed away Feb. 15, 2011. He was born Nov. 10, 1954, in Phoenix, and was a 44-year resident of Nevada. Bill married Karen, the love of his life and soulmate, in 1974. They shared a beautiful life and home for themselves and their two daughters for many happy years. His daughters, Kristen and Kimberly, were the lights of his life. The addition of a wonderful grandson, Ethan, completed the circle of family for Bill. He considered his family to be his greatest treasure. Always the professional and hard worker, Bill served an apprenticeship in the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 525 as well as serving an apprenticeship in the Elevator Constructors. He worked in construction and service until he was appointed as business agent for the International Elevator Constructor Union, Local 18, where he served for nine years. He then worked for five years in Work Preservation for the Elevator Constructors until his retirement Dec. 1, 2011. Bill loved to travel, fish and to be with his family and friends. Bill loved life, never let the truth stand in the way of a good story. All who loved Bill, knew his handshake was his word and we are all better people because of him. Bill was preceded in death by his father, Jerry Middleton; and sister, Jacque LaFleur. Bill is survived by his soulmate and wife, Karen; the lights of his life, daughters, Kristen and Kimberly; his genius grandson, Ethan; his dear mother, Joan; and his sweet sister, Cindy.
My God, I cant believe it. I never knew until today. I have been trying to find him, and I just now read this on the Clark site. Karen if you are reading this, I am so sorry that we lost touch all those years back. I loved him and always did, he was my best friend in high school, and always enjoyed being with him. I dont think we ever had an argument or disagreement. And Lynn Jenni, has asked me for years to find Jacque for her, and I couldnt. And for his father and his sister to go after him so soon. Tell Joan, and Cindy, [i dont know what to tell them, except this is a very sad day, I wished I never read this web sight.}
Just prior to his 50th birthday Blair E. Wilcox went on to a happier sphere. He left behind an ever expanding legacy in his six stalwart children. At the time of this writing his posterity has increased to ten grandchildren. We are confident that these will be better citizens because of the example of hard work and integrity left by their grandfather.
Blair Evan Wilcox, age 48, of Kennewick, Wash., died May 29, 2003 at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Wash. Blair Evan Wilcox was born June 1, 1954, in Ogden, Utah. He was raised in Las Vegas, Nev. Blair served an LDS Mission to Samoa. He graduated from BYU in 1978 where he met his wife and married her in the Provo LDS Temple on Oct. 14, 1977. He has always been active in his church and a wonderful husband and father. Blair is survived by his parents, Melvin Jay and Cora D. Wilcox; his wife, Callie Dawn Barton; his children, Cami (Matt) Jones, Nathan, Trevor, Natalie, Tia and Amanda; two sisters, Karen (Vel) Baird and Nihla (Jim) Judd; and a brother, Howard J. (Debbie) Wilcox. Preceding him in death were a son, Alvin and a brother, Lee Wilcox. Funeral services were held on Monday, June 2, 2003 at 10 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Gage building) on Gage Blvd.
Published in Tri-City Herald from June 1 to June 2, 2003
Dear Calle and family, I was saddened to hear of your loss. Not sure if you remember Bill and I from the 19th ward, but I certainly remember you and Blair. You were both so friendly and welcoming. Bill and I were married 37 years when he passed just after an early retirement so we could play ! I hope you and your family are well. Many years have passed, but Blair is surely remembered. Sincerely, Karen Middleton
Mr. Wilcox was an extraordinary man who made every student feel special, talented, and important to him. I first met him long before coming to Clark High School because his wife, MaryAnn, was my favorite person at Hyde Park, and my cheerleading advisor. Most importantly, she was like a 2nd mom to me, and Bob (as I learned to finally call him in the later years of his life) was just a tremendous friend. He was such a great family man, devoted to his wife, daughters, and his church. He had a wicked sense of humor, and was never shy to play practical jokes on people he loved. I loved Mr. Wilcox. He was an integral part of my childhood, and one who helped make me who I am today. He is very much missed by his family and those of us who love him. God Bless You, Mr. Wilcox!
RUBY YOUNG Ruby Edith Young, 87, a much loved mother, grandmother and aunt, passed away peacefully June 7, 2018, in Las Vegas at Nathan Adelson Hospice. Born in Oakland, Calif. to Edith and Kenneth Young, she graduated from the California College of Arts and Crafts and went on to become a beloved high school teacher of commercial art, fine art and photography for over 30 years, ending her career at Ed W. Clark High School. She was proud of the awards she earned over the years, including Clark County employee of the month and many awards of appreciation from her high school students. After retiring from active teaching, she continued sharing her passion for art, working for the Clark County recreation department, as well as teaching painting for the Art League. She was actively involved in Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority and the Nevada Retired Teachers' Association holding leadership positions and lending her love of storytelling and writing as newsletter editor. Ruby generously shared her time, talents and resources with her students, family, colleagues and friends. She will be remembered as a woman of grit, wit and creativity. She painted for as long as she could and was proud to have her last multimedia one woman show as recently as the spring of 2016 at the Spring Mountain Branch of the Clark County Library. Ruby was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Kenneth Young, Donald Young (Iola Young) and Keith Young. Ruby is survived by her three daughters, Kim Mandelbaum (Larry Allen), of Las Vegas, E. Lee Mandelbaum, of Hayward, Calif. and Marcie Davies (William Davies), of Peoria, Ariz.; nephew, Jason Young (Vicki), of Antioch, Calif.; and nephew, Stephen Thomas (Esther), of Portland, Ore. She leaves behind three wonderful grandchildren whom she loved and who loved her, Blake Allen, Anastasia Beckenstein (neé Davies) and Evan Davies were fortunate to call her "Grammy." The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to the special staff at Nathan Adelson Hospice for the expert and compassionate care she deserved and sends thanks to Ruby's longtime friends for giving her a lifetime filled with love. No local services are planned. Ruby wants to be remembered with a smile, and wishes all who knew her to celebrate life and to live long and prosper.
Ruby Young changed my life. She was my art teacher at Clark High School. I remember she would fondly call me a "rotten kid" with love.
She taught me about many types of Art. She award an art scholarship to UNLV. I would have never considered going to college if it wasn't for her. I'm a first generation student, and I earned a Bachelor, Master, and now I'm enrolled in a PhD degree program. Her daughter Kim went away to San Diego to go to Law school, and Ms. Young was so proud of her 3 daughters. She was a GREAT teacher! I am Lucky and thankful for Miss Young.
From Mark Nelson on June 22nd, 2018
Ruby Young had a greater impact on me than any of my teachers in high school. She loved art and I knew she loved me. She inspired me to be creative and love the creative process. She didn't belittle me when I expressed myself artistically in bizarre or immature ways. I remember her smile and wit like it was yesterday. Love you Ruby!