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Dean Harrah

Sep 16, 1935 - Jan 8, 2010
P. Dean Harrah of rural Riverton died on Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, at Riverton Memorial Hospital at the age of 74.

Memorial Services will be Friday, June 11, 2010, 2:00 p.m. at the Davis Funeral Home with Reverend Linda Norris officiating.

Phillip Dean Harrah was born in Lemoore, Calif., on Sept. 16, 1935, the son of John Hiriam Harrah and Grace Ellen (Riley) Harrah. He attended schools in Lemoore, Calif.

He married Nina Benton Abney on April 5, 1952, in Lemoore. She survives.

Mr. Harrah was a retired over-the-road truck driver and retired Teamster.

His family said he enjoyed gardening, television, and going to the casino.

The couple moved to the Riverton area five years ago.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Nina Harrah of Riverton; a son, Phillip Dean Harrah, II, of Las Vegas, Nev.; a daughter, Deborah Allen of Lander; 10 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; brothers, Jack Harrah of Lemoore, Calif., and Bill Harrah of Hanford, Calif.; sisters, Barbara Stanhope and Lorraine Chastagner of Prather, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Harrah; mother, Grace Harrah; sister, Juanita Shuman, and brother, Bob Harrah, all of California.

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Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.