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

Photo by Gerry Perry


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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  NAME BIRTH DEATH COMMENTS
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2 DANLEY, Elaine S.
Back of stone
12/12/1926 6/17/2011 Married 6/3/1951; Sealed 10/18/1970
  DAVIS, Geraldine Fulton 1911 1985 In Loving Memory
  DAVIS, Kenneth E. 1/31/1948 3/24/2002 Father
  DEPPE, William Richard 10/8/1945 3/21/1994  
  DICKINSON, Sheldon Mark, Sr. 9/26/1932 4/29/1992 Father; Descendant of the Mormon Pioneers
  DODENBIER, David John 12/28/1963 12/30/1963 Son of Joseph & Betty Dodenbier
  DOTSON, Tarly 1842 1921  
  DOTY, Harold Oliver
DOTY, Lorean Lewis
2/5/1912
5/7/1917
2/19/1997
3/7/1996
Married 6/29/1953; Sealed 6/29/1954
  E
2 EARL, Elizabeth J. 1859 1921  
  EPPEHIMER, Bentley S., III 1/11/1939 2/24/1999 US Marine Corps
  F
2 FETHERSTON, John Henry
Back of stone
11/4/1925 12/5/2010 Married 3/17/1951
  FLATHERS, Claud Joe 2/2/1922 7/13/1987 Cpl US Army, WWII
  FLATHERS, Edith Eurena 7/9/1924 4/21/2000 US Army, WWII
  FLEMING, Allen Monroe
FLEMING, Martha McMullin
12/7/1861
10/2/1875
5/28/1912
4/9/1945
Father, Mother
  FOSS, Opal Bernice 7/22/1930 9/1/2005  
  FREEMAN, Ruth Ellen 1/11/1917 2/25/2005  
  FRIES, Mabel Perkins 12/1906 10/1949 At Rest
  FULKERSON, Raymond Lewis 1921 1932 Brother
  FULTON, Ira Hobson 1898 1973 In Loving Memory
  FULTON, James B. 1907 1978  
  G
  GALBREATH, Howard L. 1910
1984
Father
  GIANNOTTI, Edwin N. 9/30/1911 7/1/1987 US Navy, WWII
  GIANNOTTI, Virginia Lytle 2/27/1920 8/12/1997 Aunt Virginia
2 GILSTER, Dorothy Lorena
GILSTER, Richard Allen
11/14/1916
7/3/1916
11/29/1997
9/7/2009
Married 8/6/1937
  GIPSON, Marian I. 5/15/1903 12/20/1970  
  GOODWIN, He L. 1883 1969 LDS
  GOODWIN, Myra C. (Hill)
HILL, Eddie
10/18/1918
10/21/1911
11/28/1989
6/5/1987
Forever Friends
  GOODWIN, Racie King 3/21/1883 8/29/1969  
  H
  HAFNER, Albert 5/2/1901 7/18/1981 Husband and Father
  HAFNER, Baby Boy
HAFNER, Jolene

8/1/1951
9/4/1946
8/2/1951
Stillborn
  HAFNER, Inez Arabell Lee Clegg 9/22/1907 1/24/1993 Wife of A. Hafner
  HAGGERTY, Dorothy 1914 1976  
  HAGGERTY, Thomas A. 3/8/1928 10/8/2004 US Navy, WWII, Korea
  HALL, Earl Leslie 1902 1969  
  HALL, Harry Oscar 1881 1959  
  HALL, Lila Prisbrey 1914 1994  
  HAMBLIN, Theo Noble 3/7/1910 6/17/1999 In memory of
  HAMBLIN, Thora Swapp 8/30/1914 3/27/2000 In memory of
  HARDIN, Ima Naomi 1905 1994  
  HARDIN, Leonard O. 1906 1989  
2 HAREN, Carlotta
HAREN, Glen
7/1/1923
4/18/1906
10/19/2004
1/10/1985
 
  HAREN, Glen W. (2nd stone) 4/18/1906 1/10/1985 US Army Air Corps; WWII
  HARMON, Samuel T.
HARMON, Veva Daw
2nd Stone
1/20/1895
11/24/1901
4/13/1964
1/4/1996


Idaho; Cpl 803 Aero Sq.; WWI
  HARPER, Genevieve Hickman 9/7/1916 8/16/1990 God gives us memories, so we may have roses in December; In loving memory of our Mother and Grandma Gen
  HARRIS, Daniel Victor 1882 1966  
  HARRIS, Fred H. 1911 1956  
  HARRIS, James William 10/31/1913 11/19/2000 Unselfishly true and kind, beautiful memories left behind
  HARRIS, James William 6/13/1943 3/27/2005 AE3, US Navy, Vietnam
  HARRIS, Michael H. 3/4/1950 11/1/1988 L Cpl US Marine Corps, Vietnam; Purple Heart
  HARRIS, Nicole Amber 1991 1991  
  HARRIS, Theda V.
HARRIS, Walter A.
2/16/1923
4/26/1916
1/5/1988
5/9/1998
 
  HARRIS, Warren A. 1946 1972  
  HARRIS-WHITMORE, Elsie F.
WHITMORE, William G.
2/25/1923
4/26/1952
2/26/1998
4/18/1999
Our Beloved Mother; Son
  HAWKINS, Melvin Lee 6/18/1918 4/4/1995 Pvt US Army WWII
  HEATH, Dorothy L.
HEATH, Richard
8/4/1920
1/2/1914
11/1/1989
3/4/2003
Married 2/12/1943
  HEITMANN, Betty Anne 11/22/1922 8/29/1967 Mother and Wife
  HENRIE, Cody 5/4/1983 7/11/1983 Son of Randy P. & Sheila W.
  HENRY, James Wesley 12/17/1966 12/21/1993 Beloved Son and Brother
  HENRY, Sophia Earlene Banister 11/11/1937 4/17/1980 Loving Wife & Mother; Children-James Wesley, Lydia Louise
  HEWITT, John R. 1864 1946  
  HEWITT, John R., Jr. 1887 1962  
  HICKMAN, Alyce 5/21/1921 5/16/1927  
  HICKMAN, Edwin D. 1/10/1888 11/20/1958 Father; Pioneer Symbol
  HICKMAN, Vivian Perkins 6/11/1895 6/7/1966 Mother
  HILL, Eddie
GOODWIN, Myra C. (Hill)
10/21/1911
10/18/1918
6/5/1987
11/28/1989
Forever Friends
2 HILLS, Katherine Waymire "Kay"
Back of stone
9/15/1936 6/18/2009 Mother
  HILLSTEAD, Kim Noah 6/18/1968 6/23/1968 Budded on Earth to bloom in Heaven; With all our love, Mom & Dad
  HOLTZ, Jerry Dwayne 3/6/1932 3/16/1986 Beloved Husband-Dad
  HOMER, Rose-Marie Galdine
HOMER, Russell D.
11/30/1908
1/18/1916
7/26/1990
8/5/2006
Married 11/30/1940
2 HOUSTON, Josiah Perry 2009 2009  
  HOWARD, Ada Pauline 9/29/1895 3/25/1987 Beloved Wife-Mother
  HOWARD, Edward C. 5/23/1892 9/30/1953 Oklahoma; Cpl Co F 315 Engrs 90 Div; WWI
  HOWARD, Helen Ericksen
HOWARD, Jack Edward
4/2/1919
6/18/1920
8/1/1987
4/7/2002*
Married 7/15/1948; Sealed 4/12/1949
  HUDSON, Agnes
HUDSON, George L.
1903
1907
1995
1980
 
  HUMES, Eva Johnson 12/14/1921 11/23/2005 Loving Mother and Grandmother
  HUMES, Robert G. 5/28/1917 3/24/1994 US Army, WWII
  HUNTSMAN, Alma L. 1/16/1903 7/10/1990 Husband
  HUNTSMAN, Alonzo Howard 9/9/1881 8/5/1949 B. Lewis Bottoms, Mesquite, NV; d Provo, Utah
  HUNTSMAN, Cornelia Elizabeth Swapp 3/6/1892 3/24/1922 b. Kanab, Utah; d Orem, Utah
  HUNTSMAN, David Lorenzo
HUNTSMAN, Ruth Alice (Adair)
2nd stone
2/1/1874
9/16/1878
4/26/1927
11/25/1920
 
  HUNTSMAN, David Oran
HUNTSMAN, Emeline Davis
7/24/1851
5/10/1854
12/27/1907
8/1/1920
Father, Mother
  HUNTSMAN, Stephen Thoral 10/20/1913 2/20/1917 Son; b. Overton, Nev., d. Overton, Nev.Originally buried in Kaolin Cemetery; reinterred 2/19/1935
  HUNTSMAN, Wilbur Oran 8/6/1911 4/22/1928 Son; b. Overton, Nv.; d. Lund, Utah
  I
  INGRAM, Joseph A. 1/3/1890 3/8/1924  
  INGRAM, Roundy   3/25/1907  
  INGRAM, Turl L. 3/27/1901 3/8/1924  
  INGRAM, Wilford M. 6/20/1894 8/1/1971 Nevada WAGR Sup. Co. 26 Infantry WWI
  J
  JARVIS-IVERSON, Frances 5/2/1885 1/10/1914 b. Ascension, Chihuahua, daughter of Frances Godfrey DeFriez & Samuel Walter Jarvis; Married William James Iverson 8/29/1908, St. George, Utah Temple; children: Stanley E. Iverson b 7/18/1909, Littlefield, AZ, d 2/1910, Chihuahua, Mexico; Nellie J. Iverson, b. 11/7/1910, Guadalupe, Chihuahua, Mexico. Frances d. Kaolin, Clark, Nevada; her remains were exhumed and reburied in Overton, NV. in 1935 before the waters of Lake Mead overflowed and covered the small town of Kaolin. This monument erected in honor of Frances by Her Grandchildren:Hyrum Bruce Cox, Frances Cox Spendlove, Roma Cox Jones, Raymon Dale Cox, Lyn Valnor Cox, Wayne Eldon Cox, Rosemary Cox Cummings, Jeanette Cox Averett. The circle of our love extends beyond the realm of time.
  JACAWAY, Elaine Dixie 1934 1989  
  JOHNSON, Aaron Evart 7/30/1914 9/25/2000  
  JOHNSON, A. E. "Pop" 10/18/1890 12/29/1988  
  JOHNSON, Crayton
JOHNSON, Francis P. Roundy
4/2/1878
5/31/1883
6/5/1956
8/3/1958
Father, Mother
  JOHNSON, Elizabeth Adelaar 10/11/1878 1/1/1979  
  JOHNSON, Grace T. 1889 1966 In loving memory
  JOHNSON, Lucille Sevey 12/13/1908 12/26/1973  

1
JOHNSON, Susannah Veater
2nd Photo
12/23/1844 5/3/1914 b. Bedminister, Bristol, England; d Overton, NV
  JOHNSON, Thomas 6/3/1880 10/13/1947  
  JOHNSON, Thomas C. 4/5/1823 12/7/1901 b. Kibscove, Hjoring, Denmark; d Overton, NV
  JONES, Albert Larson 11/8/1887 10/5/1970 In loving memory
  JONES, Dora Mathews 1891 1927  
2 JONES, Dorothy Jane
JONES, Ivan Leon
Back of stone
6/11/1930
10/18/1928
5/11/2009
10/28/1998
Married 10/20/1948
  JONES, Hyrum L. 7/3/1890 7/18/1906 In memory of; Son of Thomas J. & Johannah Larson Jones
  JONES, Isaac Benjamin 5/21/1871 5/12/1897 Killed
  JONES, Jesse L. 12/21/1884 7/19/1905 In Memory of; Son of Thomas J. & Johannah Larson Jones
  JONES, Johannah C. L. 1/1/1854 10/5/1931 Mother
  JONES, Phyllis J. 1918 1968 In Loving Memory
  JONES, Thomas J. 9/6/1838 7/17/1914 Father
  JONES, T. J., Jr. no date no date  
  JONES, William A. 5/29/1918 9/18/1974 In Loving Memory

(1) Photo by Patricia Scott
(2) Photo by Gerry Perry

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