MILO RECKOW Milo Reckow, 88, passed away in a Las Vegas hospital on November 29, 2013. Milo loved the desert and lived in Las Vegas and Pahrump for many years. A U.S. Marine in WWII, he earned a Purple Heart. He met and married Mary Wasson while they attended the Los Angeles Art Institute. Milo was a classical artist, an oil painter, who worked in the graphic arts and science illustration fields. In Las Vegas, he was employed by EG&G as manager of the graphic arts department and retired after 23 years. After the death of his wife and in his retirement, Milo began painting inspired by his love for the cosmos and horses and worked with Lynda Crossley of Las Vegas as his business partner. He moved to Pahrump where he treasured the openness of the Southern Nevada desert and sky. Some of his space paintings remain in the Smithsonian, and his concept of Pluto's surface was published by Grolier Encyclopedia. Some of his horse-and-nebula artwork is published by Hubble Heritage Art online. A member of the Pahrump Arts Council, his exhibitions of dinosaur and horse-and-nebula works may be memorable to locals. His daughters, Peggy and Gail, and three grandchildren, Joseph, Michael and Annie, survive him.

Published in Pahrump Valley Times on Dec. 11, 2013