Miscellaneous Nevada obituaries:
Joseph LeGrand Bowler, 95, died October 4, 2004 in Mesquite, Nevada.
He was born January 23, 1909 in Gunlock, Utah to Francis Joseph & Annie Parthenia Holt Bowler.
On June 20, 1940 he married LaBerta Woodbury in the St. George Temple.
They were later divorced. In 1975 he married Sildona Jensen Easton, she passed away May of 1989.
On September 29, 1990 he married Anna Scow Hardy in Mesquite, Nevada
J.L. grew up in Gunlock, Utah.
He graduated from Dixie High School and later attended Dixie College, where he was student body president, participated in debate and played the violin.
He owned and operated the post office and the store in Gunlock.
In 1946 he moved his family to Mesquite, Nevada.
He opened the J. L. Bowler Department Store which he operated for 40 years and was famous for "Bowler cheese."
He served as an L.D.S. bishop and on the High Council.
J.L. loved Mesquite.
He became involved in many community affairs, lending his vision and energy to making Mesquite a better place.
He was involved in the Lion's Club, Chamber of Commerce, Town board, Water board; he served as a fireman and as the Justice of the Peace.
He served on the hospital board and Dixie College Board in St. George.
As Mesquite matured, he was involved in the beautification of Mesquite, spearheading the Mesquite Arboretum.
He was honored for his years of service with the naming of the J.L. Bowler Elementary school in Bunkerville.
Survivors include his wife Anna of Mesquite; his children with his first wife, LaBerta Altermatt of Toquerville, UT: Joseph L. Jr. (Dixie) of Bunkerville; Ruth McCormick of Lake St. Louise, MS; Tanya (David) Weir of Denver, CO; Annilee (Douglas) Polcher of Spring Creek, NV; John (Shannon) of Gilbert, AZ; step children with Sildona Jensen Easton: Linda Barnum of St. George, UT; McClain, deceased; Michael J. (Nancy) Easton of Salt Lake City, UT; step children with Anna Scow Hardy: Ronald (Venita) Hardy of Farmington, NM; Annette Threlkeld of Seattle, WA; Kathy (Jack) Faught of Bunkerville, NV; Thenelda, deceased; 45 grandchildren; more than 53 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; two sisters: Wanda McAllister of Las Vegas, NV; Maxine (John) Lindsay of St. George, UT and two sisters in law, Laura Bowler and Ethelyn Bowler both of St. George, UT. He was preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be Saturday, October 9, 2004 at 11 a.m. at the Mesquite LDS Stake Center, on Arrowhead Lane. Visitation will be Friday, October 8, 2004 from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Mesquite LDS Stake Center and again from 9 - 10:30 a.m. prior to services at the Stake Center. Interment will be in the Mesquite City Cemetery under the direction of Virgin Valley Mortuary.
John David Ahlstrom
John David Ahlstrom, age 92, died peacefully at his home in Mesquite on Sunday, September 26, 2004, following a valiant struggle with cancer.
He was born August 17, 1912 in Sharon, Pennsylvania to Martin Hans Christian and Anna Jones Ahlstrom. He married Norma Eggert on August 12, 1968 in Las Vegas, Nevada. She died on November 11, 2002.
John worked for many years in the aerospace industry. He was fortunate to enjoy many years of retirement, doing those things he liked to do. He had a great sense of humor and was a lot of fun to be around. John loved to listen to good jazz music. He liked many types of food and enjoyed eating out with family and friends.
A few years before Norma died, the Lord sent a very special person into John and Norma's lives. Her name is Frances Lopez. She lovingly cared for them day after day and brought so much happiness to them. After Norma died, Frances continued to care for John in a most wonderful way. When John was no longer able to live in his home, Frances and her family moved him into their home. He was so happy there. He knew he was dearly loved and all of his needs were met. Frances was truly John's best friend.
Because of her, his final years were filled with joy and happiness.
John is survived by his best friend, Frances Lopez and her family, of Mesquite; his son, John Paul Ahlstrom; his stepchildren, "Dottie," David and Scott He is also survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In accordance with John's wishes, he was laid to rest next to Norma at the Mesquite City Cemetery following a simple graveside service on Wednesday morning, September 29, 2004. Arrangements under the direction of Virgin Valley Mortuary, Mesquite.
John Willard Reid
John Willard Reid, 66, of Mesquite, Nevada, died on September 27, 2004 at Mesa View Regional Hospital.
He was born May 28, 1938 in Spanish Fork, Utah to Max and Blanche (Stocker) Reid.
He married Nola "Midge" Sovine on April 24, 1977 in Elko, Nevada.
John is survived by his wife, Nola "Midge" Reid of Mesquite, Nevada; his sons, David Reid and Steve Reid both of Provo, Utah, Les Reid of Springville, Utah, Mark Sovine of Eagle Mountain, Utah, Scott Sovine of Littleton, Colorado and Todd Sovine of Denver, Colorado; his daughters, Pamela East of Federal Heights, Colorado and Paula Sovine of Denver, Colorado.
He is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
John was preceded in death by his son, Randy Reid.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, September 30, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at the Mesquite United Methodist Church.
Arrangements under the direction of Virgin Valley Mortuary.
Jean Abbott Hughes
Jean Abbott Hughes, age 84, died on Feb. 26  in Tijuana, Mexico.
She was born Sept. 2, 1920 in Bunkerville, Nevada.
She was a native Nevadan, an artist and president of the Ladies Garden Club in Bunkerville.
She is survived by her husband, Nicholas of Las Vegas, her sons Nicholas Jr. of Tempe, AZ, and Craig of Douglas, AZ, and her daughters, Kathryn of Burbank, CA and Rose Mary of Las Vegas, sister Rhodella Ostergaard of Boulder City, 20 grandchildren and 43 great grandchildren.
Viewing and funeral services will be Mar. 5 at the Harris LDS Chapel.