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Nov. 12, 2008

Obituaries

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Samuel Burson Lewis

Samuel Burson Lewis, a resident of Pahrump for 39 years, passed away Nov. 3, 2008, at home.

He was born Nov. 26, 1926, in Marysville, Ohio.

Sam joined the U.S. Navy at the age of 17 to defend this country during World War II. After the war, he attended Ohio State University, but left during his junior year for California and employment with Northrup, where he met his future in-laws, Kelly and Carol Burke.

Sam came to Nevada in early 1960 and went to work at the Nevada Test Site under Lawrence Livermore Laboratory (LLL). Shortly after being employed by the lab, he wrote a letter to his future wife, Joan, proposing marriage. They were married for more than 47 years.

Before Sam retired from LLL in May 1987, he began volunteering at the Pahrump Community Library providing computer technician services. He continued to volunteer for 20 years.

Sam was of the Christian faith and now resides with his Lord and King, Jesus Christ.

He is survived by his wife, Joan Lewis; son John (Jo) Lewis; daughter Cindy (Steve) Marcotte; grandchildren Samuel B. and Jacob Neth and Garrett Marcotte and mother- and father-in-law Carol and Kelly Burke.

Sam was a wonderful husband, father and friend and he will be missed.

His wishes were for a private family service and they will be honored. (11/03/2008)

Steven Matthew Harris

Steven "Steve" Matthew Harris joined his heavenly father Nov. 3, 2008.

He was born Oct. 22, 1961, in Monterey, Calif., and was a resident of Pahrump for 12 years, having moved here in 1996.

He leaves behind parents Cleave and Dorothy Harris of Wellton, Ariz.; sisters Karen Molina of Las Vegas, Carlyn Urioste of Evans, Ga., and Robin Schmidt of Montgomery City, Mo.; four nephews, Lance and Grant Hopper, Riley Molina and Nathan Urioste and many friends and co-workers.

Steve was loved by all.

Donations in his honor may be made to the Nye County Animal Shelter. (11/03/2008)














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