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Christopher Adams Wadsworth Christopher Adams Wadsworth, age 65, passed away after a lingering illness on Aug. 22 in Beatty, Nevada. Chris was a CPA and internal auditor/accountant for 18 years for three properties in Beatty--the Stagecoach Hotel & Casino, Motel 6, and the Death Valley Nut & Candy Company. A native of El Dorado, Arkansas he was born at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia, where his father worked as a CPA during the Korean Conflict. Chris was the beloved father of two children, Melissa Wadsworth Kraus (Brenton) of Harper, Kan., and Nathan Adams Wadsworth (Jen) of Beatty. The former husband of Tamara Pifer, Chris had seven grandchildren--Jaydon, Laura, Kaitlynn, Ivy, Hunter, Jaylynn, and Locke. Other relatives include two brothers, Harry, Wadsworth, III. (Debbie) of Mandeville, La. and Matt Wadsworth (Dee) of Dallas, Texas. Chris also had one niece, Lauren Price (Chad); and two nephews, Patrick Michener (Liz) and Harry Wadsworth IV (Samantha). Other relatives include an aunt and uncle, Max & Wilma Adams; and another aunt, Mickey Adams, all of El Dorado and numerous cousins. Chris was preceded in death by his parents, Harry & Reva Wadsworth. A veteran, Chris served in the U.S. Army and later earned his accounting degree from University of South Florida in Tampa. He became a CPA at his dad's accounting practice on North Washington in El Dorado. He later moved to Las Vegas, and then rural Nevada where he fell in love with the beautiful desert nature and remote landscape. Chris worked for a silver mining company for a time and then began his career at the Stagecoach Hotel & Casino. There he made many friends. His boss described him as a valuable part of the organization whose shoes will be hard to fill. One of his favorite memories was performing the song, "Ahab the Arab," with his 1970 graduating class as part of the Senior Follies at El Dorado High. He pantomimed the song to great fanfare and ovation. A Memorial Service will be held at 5 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Stagecoach Hotel & Casino in Beatty, Nev. VFW members will present a flag to each of Chris' children and play "Taps." A reception will follow.
Published in Pahrump Valley Times on Sept. 8, 2017
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