Please take a moment to read over the listing of our departed friends, teammates, and classmates that were a part of the fabric of our class. Each one of them holds a special never-forgotten memory, a laugh, a crazy antic, a certain smile or talent. Remember them with us today.
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JONATHAN ARBERG Jonathan Phillips Arberg, 45, of Las Vegas, passed away in his home Aug. 18, 2014. Jonathan was born Feb. 3, 1969, to Phil and Jackie Arberg, in Frankfurt, Germany, where Phil was serving in the U.S. Army. Jonathan graduated from Valley High School in Las Vegas in 1987. Jonathan loved to spend time outdoors, and his passions included lacrosse, jet skiing and snow skiing. He adored his daughter, Brittany and enjoyed coaching her soccer team and teaching her to ski. Jonathan will be remembered for his great sense of humor and clever impersonations. He loved music and played both the piano and trombone. Jonathan is survived by his beloved daughter, Brittany Arberg; his mother, Jackie Arberg; his father, Phil Arberg and wife, Cathy; his grandmother, Jane Arberg; his brother, Chad Arberg; and his sister, Cory Arberg.
Eric Austin Bray, 40, left us too soon, suddenly and tragically passing away Sept. 14, 2009. He was born June 16, 1969, in Las Vegas, and was a lifetime resident. A beautiful boy, an unconditionally loved man. We will remember not his death but the joy he brought in life. There are things that we don't want to happen but have to accept, things we don't want to know but have to learn, and people we can't live without but have to let go. Eric is survived by his mother, Kathleen "Kas" Heackley; father, Allan D. Bray; brother, Stephen A. Bray and wife, Stephanie; brother, Josh Bray; grandmother, Kathleen Dlugosz; uncle, Douglas Bray and wife, Francine; aunt, Patricia Petren; cousins, Sara Bray, Stephanie Bray, Eliza Keil and Brian Keil; and numerous friends.
In high school I only knew who Eric was from the bus ride to and from school. I never heard him talk on the bus the 2 years of riding with him. He always sat quietly in the last seat. I guess he had some meaning to me because I knew who he was, even though we had no classes together. Fast forward 15 years and I get a call at work from a man named Eric. He's in the field fixing some lines and needs new facilities. We start chatting and when he gives me his ID, I see the full name and of course tell him "We rode the bus together in high school." From that day forward we chatted quite regularly and connected on Facebook when it became a thing. He kept up with all my moving and job changing for the company. He moved on to a new company. Over the years we just had a comfortable banter about everyday crap and kept each other laughing with stupid stuff. Fast forward to 2009. He seemed happy. Talked about his girlfriend quite a bit and seemed to believe she was "the one". He thought I sounded much happier now that I had a decent guy in my life and hoped that I too had found my "one". It had been about 2 months since we connected with one another, though we liked and tagged pics back and forth. The last time I heard from Eric was the month he died. He messaged me on Facebook and said he hoped I was doing well and he missed talking to me. Told me to check out his vacation pictures and call him when I could. I answered him back telling him the pictures were awesome and I'd call him Tuesday. I don't know if he ever got to read it. I miss my friend.
Marilyn you were a wonderful childhood friend. My heart was broken last night to hear you have left this world so very young. I remain in utter shock at this devastating news. I remember fondly all the childhood memories we've shared from first video games, horror films, hide and seek and bike rides to sleepovers, first boyfriends tales, walking to KO and Valley, sharing secrets, comparing outfits, and especially the gingerbread house parties your mom put on. I have carried on this tradition in my home with my own child now. These memories bring me comfort in this time of loss. You will forever be in my heart. You were my "cousin" and I loved having you as a friend. I pray for peace and strength of heart for your family and beautiful children you have left behind. I know Carolyn and Joseph and Carolyn Sr must be devastated. I send you all my love and deepest heartfelt condolences.
Mare, your beautiful spirit will entertain the Angels in heaven with you now. I know you will brighten Heaven with your smile. You are with our Heavenly Father and that comforts me immensely. I will miss keeping in touch on Facebook and I pray that you know how much you meant to my childhood. Thank you for growing up with me and gracing my life with your beautiful friendship. Rest in Peace Dear Friend &"Cousin
Beautiful Marilyn...you left us far too soon. The shock and sadness I feel at your loss is also a difficult reminder that we are all impermeable. I will forever remember your spirited and fun-loving energy. Your innate kindness and lovely smile will forever be remembered as well. Bless you for gracing us during your time on this earth. With many fond memories, and much love... Linda
Obituary 1: LANCE REBER Lance Arthur Reber, 44, of Henderson, passed away Jan. 25, 2014. He was born March 3, 1969, to Arthur and Darlene Reber, in Las Vegas. Lance served an LDS mission in Japan and Texas. He married Sarah Burch June 20, 1992, in the Las Vegas LDS Temple. He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur Reber. Lance is survived by his wife, Sarah; his sons, Seth (16) and Jakob (12); his mother, Darlene Reber; sisters, Lori (Jeff) Worthington, Lisa (Kevin) Robinson, Lezlie (Spencer) Walters and La Tara (Jeff) Heath.
Obituary 2: Lance Arthur Reber, 44 of Henderson Nevada, passed away Jan 25, 2014 after a short but valiant battle with heart disease. He was born March 3, 1969 to Arthur and Darlene Reber, in Las Vegas. Lance earned his Eagle Scout Award and served an LDS mission to Japan and Texas. He married Sarah Burch June 20, 1992, in the Las Vegas Temple. He is preceded in death by his father Arthur Reber. Lance is survived by his wife, Sarah: his sons, Seth (16) and Jakob (12); his mother Darlene Reber: sisters Lori (Jeff) Worthington, Lisa (Kevin) Robinson, Lezlie (Spencer) Walters and La Tara (Jeff) Heath.
Just a little history on MY BESTIE and I. We have been Friends since 3rd. grade. Riding bikes, walking the AWESOME Francisco Park neighborhood back in the day, skateboarding, roller skating, washing cars, raking leaves, Christmas Caroling (who remembers Caroling?) LOL Going to KO Jr high, Valley high School was just so GREAT to say I did it ALL with her. Sharon was ALWAYS welcomed into our Family like she was one of the kids. But as A LOT of you know MY PARENTS took EVERYONE in and made EVERYONE feel like Family in our Home. My parents took her EVERYWHERE with us. My Dad even had the pleasure of walking her down the aisle years later and giving Sharon away at her wedding along side Sharon's Mom. We have been there for each other for ALL the births of our children. SHE IS MY ROCK!!!!!!!!
Happy Birthday in Heaven son. We miss you so much. We you love you and think of you everyday. We know that someday we will see you and be with you again. Until that time, enjoy Paradise and watch over our families there with you. You must be a great Angel because you were a great human being and so many on earth loved you. Five years have gone by so fast.......It seems like yesterday in many ways. We will always remember you and love you . Give Grom, Zenie,
Gromps and all of our families a big kiss and hug from us. We have not forgotten you and your infectious smile. God Bless you son . With love and all of my heart......Mommie.
Andrea Helen (Phillips) Winston, 33, Cambridge, passed away Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003, at her home after nearly a five-year battle with breast cancer. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003, at the Cambridge High School Gymnasium. Burial will follow in the Cambridge Cemetery, Cambridge. Andrea will be laid to rest with her daughter, Elizabeth, in the Cambridge Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Thomason Funeral Home, Weiser.
Andrea was born May 24, 1969, in Las Vegas, Nev., the daughter of Gerald and Carole Phillips. She graduated from Valley High School in Las Vegas in 1987 and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 1992 with a degree in civil engineering. Andrea then took a job with Southwest Gas in Tucson, Ariz. There in 1993 she met the love of her life, Stoney Winston. They married Sept. 3, 1994, in Las Vegas, Nev. Andrea again graduated from UNLV in 1995 with a master's degree in public administration. In 1997, they welcomed a son, Dustin, into their lives and mourned the loss of their daughter Elizabeth, Dustin's twin sister. From 1997 to 2000 Andrea and her family lived in Carson City, Nev., where Andrea was the engineering supervisor for Southwest Gas Corp. Andrea started her fight with breast cancer in May 1998. In 2000, they moved to Stoney's hometown, Cambridge, where Andrea continued to bravely fight her disease with the help of the wonderful staff at MISTI, St. Luke's. Andrea was tirelessly supportive of her husband's teaching and coaching career, and loved Cambridge and her home there.
Andrea is survived by her loving husband, Stoney; cherished son, Dusty; mother, Carole; father, Gerry; brother, Doug; grandfather, William Reed; and aunts, uncles and cousins.