Pioneer Hill Memorial Cemetery
Established 1865
Overton, Nevada
36.560140-114.439473

Entrance (2)


All photographs donated by CHASE RICHARDS of Henderson, Nevada
(JULY, 2006 Copyright) unless indicated otherwise
An Eagle Scout Project
Updates by Gerry Perry, copyright 2011


Overton, Nevada is a small community located about 1 hour north of Las Vegas, Nevada. It was settled about 1865 by pioneer Mormons sent by Brigham Young to expand their farming. One of the first burials in the Pioneer Cemetery was in 1865. Around 1870, with Overton now part of the new state of Nevada, (this area was previously part of Utah) the pioneers found the taxes higher than Utah and abandoned the settlement. The land was resettled in 1880 by other Mormons. In the early 1930s, the U. S. Government completed the Hoover Dam project and soon Lake Mead began forming. St. Thomas and Kaolin were two settlements that were casualties of the rising Lake Mead. In 1935, 78 graves in the cemeteries at Kaolin and St. Thomas were removed to Logandale, Overton, and New St. Thomas cemeteries. According to the U. S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation report, 8 of those graves were relocated to the Pioneer Cemetery.


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A-C

  NAME BIRTH DEATH COMMENTS
  A
  ADAMSON, Marshall W. 12/10/1922 9/17/1985 MSgt. US Air Force
  ALDREDGE, Shirley M. 3/7/1944 11/1/1988 In Loving Memory of
  ALLEN, Milton J. 9/25/1922 11/7/1993 US Navy WWII
  ANDERS, Ann Victoria 1916 2002  
  ANDERSEN, Agnes Clive 7/18/1894 9/26/1965 Mother
  ANDERSEN, Annie G.
ANDERSEN, Thomas M.
2/27/1894
12/18/1885

10/24/1971
 
  ANDERSEN, Carrie Hannig
ANDERSEN, Fay Emanuel
11/10/1896
7/10/1894
5/30/1988
12/21/1970
Mother, Father
  ANDERSEN, Elizabeth C.
ANDERSEN, James P.
8/15/1858
11/28/1855
1/19/1937
9/15/1946
 
  ANDERSEN, Ellen J. 1881 1946 Mother
2 ANDERSEN, Eva Wynona 1/6/1926 9/26/2004  
  ANDERSEN, Garner A.
ANDERSEN, Roma Reber
8/26/1916
10/19/1925
5/3/1996
3/13/1997
Mother, Father
  ANDERSEN, Jeanette Allan 10/13/1936 1/6/2000  
  ANDERSEN, James W. 1/24/1879 1/31/1958  
2 ANDERSEN, Jo Leigh
Back of Stone
1/17/1954 11/11/2006  
  ANDERSEN, Linda 10/26/1946 1/17/1947  
  ANDERSEN, Nonie 1926 2004  
  ANDERSEN, Thomas Orvil   10/26/1929  
2 ARRINGTON, Virgil 2/20/1929 10/3/2006 Military
  AVERETT, John H.
AVERETT, Mary J.
1854
1869
1917
1956
 
  AVERETT, William W. 4/29/1886 12/3/1906 In loving remembrance of our dear son & brother
  B
  BAGSHAW, Melvin Joe 4/16/1938 6/30/1998 US Air Force
  BAGSHAW, Moroni Josephus 5/15/1906 10/20/1973  
  BAGSHAW, Rosetta 9/6/1909 6/5/1981 Beloved Mother; "Aunt Bud"
  BAGSHAW, Robert Alex 1944 2006  
  BAILEY, May C. 5/8/1912 4/8/1999 Per Ardua Ad Astra; Through Hardship to the Stars
  BAKER, Aaron Edgar, Jr. 9/30/1946 2/13/2004 Devoted Husband, Father, Builder
  BALDWIN, Martha Aletha 1838 1934 Loving wife of George C. Baldwin
  BANISTER, Earl W. 5/29/1903 12/8/1958  
  BANISTER, Lydia Cooper Prisbrey 4/27/1894 5/7/1984 Loving Wife & Mother
  BARCLAY, Llewellyn M. 6/30/1888 10/24/1907 In loving remembrance of our dear son & brother
  BARNEY, Samantha Jo 11/26/1989 12/15/1989 We love you, Your Family
  BATTY, William Lancashire 12/7/1875 10/14/1932  
  BENCH, Charles A. 1886 1962  
  BLAIR, Glenn Anthony 2/10/1938 5/13/1987 In Loving Memory of our Husband and Father; "May your dreams come true"
  BOWEN, Reece L. 3/1/1919 10/7/2000  
  BOWMAN, Cyrus Calvert 8/17/1865 12/4/1958  
  BOWMAN, Lydia Lorretta Squire 1/24/1863 2/24/1908 In loving memory of, Wife of Wm. G. Bowman.
  BRASWELL, Dolly P. 1890 1967  
2 BROWN, Don Field 8/28/1927 1/29/2005  
  BROWN, William Harry 9/10/1887 7/4/1911  
  BRUBAKER, Claude R. 2/3/1935 3/7/1935  
  BRUNO, John J.
BRUNO, Ialeen P.
1906
1921
1982
2004
The Heart Does Not Forget
  BUBOLTZ, Louis W. 1880 1954  
  BULLARD, Gary Lee 11/10/1930 12/28/1991 US Navy, Korea
  BULLARD, Russell Lee 1905 1959  
2 BUNDY, Brandi Dean
Closeup
9/19/1986 1/14/1992  
  BURGESS, Elizabeth L.
BURGESS, George M.
10/24/1882
4/3/1878
12/31/1959
8/28/1969
 
  BURGESS, James W. 9/19/1919 8/29/1975 Brother
  BURGESS, June 9/1/1912 9/1/1912 Daughter; originally buried in Kaolin Cemetery; reinterred 2/19/1935
  BURGESS, Lucille 4/27/1909 3/3/1990 In Loving Memory
  BURGESS, Roy 5/8/1922 5/12/1944 Pvt 362 Inf. 91 Inf. Div. WWII
  BURKEY, Timothy Earl 1965 2006  
  BUSHMAN, Keith T. 3/13/1984 10/31/2002 His life was meaningful to many
  BUSH, Vernard Franklin 11/1/1933 1/15/1997 SSgt US Air Force, Korea
  BUSKEE, Holly May 5/6/1984 5/2/1991 Mother, Nancey K. Cooper
  BUTLER, Arch B. 9/27/1911 2/4/1977 Dad
  C
  CARLOW, Clifford D. 1921 1979  
  CARLOW, Edgar 1894 1977  
  CASE, Bradford E. 10/28/1961 5/25/1980 U.S.N. Midshipman
  CHASE, J. Paul
CHASE, Shirley H.
5/5/1923
1/3/1925
4/30/2005
9/30/2002
Married 9/22/1943; Memories
  CHRISTENSEN, Jasen Joseph 5/6/1962 3/15/1979  
  CLARKE, Charles W.
WINTERS, Bertha M.
1/23/1917
2/19/1925
9/15/1986
12/29/1987
Friends Forever
  CLEGG, Ernest Wayne Hafner 8/27/1927 2/17/1972 Beloved Father, Rest in Peace; V.F.W.
  CLEGG, Gordon Doyle
CLEGG, Thelma Joy Tobler
11/12/1929
11/6/1930
9/4/2002
8/14/1999
Sealed 3/10/1950
  CLEMENTS, John
CLEMENTS, Lucinda
2/28/1917
10/24/1916
1/29/1978
7/6/1978
 
  CLEVENGER, Sarah Jane O'Dell 9/23/1858 10/17/1902 Mother
  COLSTON, Hazel V.
COLSTON, Lonnie E.
3/10/1915
5/4/1917
8/5/1998
4/24/1992
 
  COMERFORD, Joseph F. 1904 1975 Beloved Father; To know him was to love him
  CONGER, Arvella Cooley 6/17/1896 7/13/1984  
  CONGER, Carrie I.
CONGER, Elijah H.
1880
1878
6/1966*
1951
Mother
Father
  CONGER, Doris Woodson
CONGER, Earnest Rudgar
5/23/1922
8/28/1919
11/15/1987
11/11/1990
Mother, Father
  CONGER, Hicksey C. M. 12/20/1850 7/16/1915 Mother
  CONGER, Maybelle Lewis
CONGER, Samuel Dave
5/8/1888
2/12/1883
11/22/1927
11/30/1969
Mother, Father
  CONGER, William E. 7/4/1892 12/7/1968 Utah, SC2 US Navy, WWI
  CONGER, William J. 5/8/1858 12/14/1943 Father
  CONGER, William L. 1/12/1902 2/4/1968 Nevada, MM3 US Navy, WWII
2 COOPER, Adam Lee 9/28/1972 6/24/2006 Children - Sade & Chyler
  COOPER, Alta N.
COOPER, Richard
4/5/1895
12/27/1885
12/1/1968
1/18/1979
Mother; Married June 9, 1921; Father
  COOPER, Carol M. 1925 2002 Married 9/30/1945
  COOPER, Joseph F. 7/2/1888 9/5/1917  
  COOPER, Linda   8/26/1969 Our Little Teddy Bear
  COOPER, Mendis D. 7/18/1847 11/13/1904  
  COOPER, M. Wesley 11/6/1912 3/21/1940  
  COOPER, Reed N. 8/10/1928 11/28/2000  
  COOPER, Thomas Knox
COOPER, Udine Winn
8/18/1910
3/17/1917
2/25/1990
12/3/2005
Married 56 Years; Sweethearts Forever
  COOPER, Tom Marious 12/18/1963 8/9/1965 Our Darling
  COOPER, Truman R. 8/10/1891 12/16/1991 Pvt; US Marine Corps WWI
  COOPER, Vernon Merril 7/20/1904 4/23/1981 SK3 US Navy WWII
  COOPER, Vienna A. 1882 1914 Mother
2 COX, Elmina 9/5/1870 11/22/1870 Sacred to
2 COX, Hazel M. 2/11/1893 9/4/1898 In Memory of; Daughter of David J. & Emma E. Cox

1
COX, Lucinda Adeline
2nd Photo
5/12/1863 9/6/1865  
  COX, Lucy Elizabeth 1/24/1866 7/2/1867  
2 COX, Phileman
Closeup
1/21/1855 2/13/1868  
  COX, Rubye Lenon 4/13/1894 11/23/1993 Grandma; Love-Grandchildren
  CROSBY, Minnie Bauer 7/12/1844 10/19/1906  

* Date from SSDI
(1) Photo by Patricia Scott
(2) Photo by Gerry Perry

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