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KELLY SUE NEWMAN ABNEY Kelly was born in Grand Junction, Colo. to Rose and Alva Newman. She graduated from Cosmetology School in 1976, and married Wayne Abney in 1977. She earned her Class A license and became an over the road truck driver so she could be on the road with him. They drove in Colorado and Wyoming until son Kristan was born, and soon after, daughter Jessie and son Aaron. In 1986 moved back to Pahrump to raise her kids. There she met and married Bill Whitsel. They were divorced, but remained friends until his death in 2003. Kelly loved hunting, fishing and the Denver Broncos. She was always working with her hands, both as a cosmetologist and as a hobby.She worked at the Hair Affair in Pahrump for many years, and then worked out of her home. She was artistic, always with her drawing pad and colors. She had her own tools and liked to repair and refinish furniture. After son Kris' death in 2011, she moved to Fresno Calif. to be near Jessie and grandchildren, Kavan, Danial, Jadee and Riley. They were the light and loves of her life. Aaron moved soon after and helped her as her illness progressed. Kelly will be remembered as a free spirit who never knew a stranger. Warm and outgoing, always willing to a friend in need. Left to cherish her memory are children Jessie and Aaron, son-in-law Travis Carberry; grandchildren Kavan, D.J., Jadee, and Riley; sisters Sheila Abney and Berta Visto; brothers, Tom, Clinton and Kenneth. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Community Center at Basin and Hwy. 160 at 11:00 A.M. Saturday Apr 12. A buffet is planned at the park afterward. Read Obituary
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JUDITH C. MAYER LYNN Judith C. Mayer Lynn was born June 13, 1957, and died April 1st, 2014. She was born in Duluth, Minn., and moved to Las Vegas with her family in March of 1965. She attended school at Clark High School where she earned her diploma in 1975. From there, she worked in the auto wrecking yards until moving to Wash. state. She had a son and moved back to Las Vegas until she was married. She moved her family to northern Nevada, where she became a mail route carrier for four years, then she became a school bus driver for Lander County School District for 14 years. She ended up moving to Pahrump, Nev. in 2009 to drive school bus for Nye County School District for 3-1/2 years. She was fighting cancer for 7 years before she lost her life due to bone cancer and a brain tumor. She leaves behind both her parents, Ken Mayer and Idell McGourin, brother Greg Mayer, sister Ann Mars, her son Talin Mayer and daughter-in-law Jessica Smith, and one granddaughter, Meisha E. Mayer. She also did pet rescue, placing over 500 dogs and over 400 cats into permanent homes. She believed that this was her way of titheing to God. My mother got to live out her wishes till her last minute. She got to be at home with her pets and family, where she wanted to be. Mom, we all miss you, and you would not believe how many people have called with their condolences. Mom, you are loved by so many. I love you Mom, and thank you for being my Mother. No matter what, we will be together again soon, for the time here is shorter than we all believe it to be. Love you always, and see you soon. Service will be held at her house Sun., April 13th at 2:00 p.m. at 4020 Daag Cir., Pahrump, 89061, nearest cross streets are Homestead and Turner. Come to Quarterhorse, make a right and come to Daag Circle on the left. Read Obituary
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LINDA PRAAMSMA LINDA PRAAMSMA passed away in Pahrump on March 7, 2014, at the age of 64 after an eight-month battle with liver cancer. Born Rosalinde Lydia Esseline Praamsma in the Netherlands in 1949, as a baby she emigrated with her parents and brother and sister to Australia, where they lived for nine years. In 1959 the family came to the States, settling in Los Angeles where Linda spent most of her life. She attended Hollywood High and spent two years at Croft House School in Shillingstone, Dorset, in England. The daughter of Dutch comic strip artist and animator Siem Praamsma, Linda worked as a cel painter in the cartoon industry, beginning with Hanna-Barbera Studios in 1972. Through the years she was employed in most of the animation studios in Los Angeles, including Filmation, Don Bluth, and Walt Disney Animation. Her numerous screen credits (as Rosalinde Praamsma) include Hercules, Tarzan, Treasure Planet, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Pocahontas. A born traveler who loved history and archaeology, Linda visited most of the European countries, as well as Turkey, Israel and Russia, and Peru. Her favorite hobbies were quiltmaking, reading science fiction and genealogy. Together with her sister she created a website for her Praamsma family roots: www.praamsma.org . Taking an early retirement in 2004, Linda moved to Nevada, dividing her time between her home in Pahrump and her summer cottage in Holland. In Pahrump she was a member of Women of the Moose and Pahrump Grange #18. Linda passed away at the Beehive Home in Pahrump and donated her body to medical science. She is survived by her parents, Simon and Laura Praamsma of Pahrump; son Jacob Alifrangis and daughter-in-law Irma Aceves of Los Angeles; partner Edward Oades of Eastbourne, England; sister and brother-in-law Saskia Raevouri and Matthew Block of Pahrump; brother Michael Praamsma of Hilversum, Holland; and niece Lydia Praamsma of Dundee, Scotland. A memorial gathering is planned at Linda's Pahrump home on Saturday, April 26, from 2-6 PM. All who knew her are welcome. Please contact (818)497-8042 or (818)468-3131 for details. Another remembrance for Linda is scheduled on May 4 in the San Fernanado Valley for her Los Angeles friends. Read Obituary
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