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Alva Phelps

April 2, 1947 — October 28, 2021

Alva Weaver Phelps was born April 2, 1947 in Saginaw, MI and passed away at the age of 74 on October 28, 2021 in Las Vegas, NV.

Al had a distinguished military career. He was enlisted in the U.S. Navy and selected to attend Vanderbilt University. He received a commission upon graduating with a degree in Electrical Engineering and retired from active duty in 1987 as a Lieutenant (O-3).  His career continued as a civilian defense contractor and his final retirement from JT3 came in 2012.  He took up woodworking as a hobby and created many beautiful projects as well as many practical items for the house.  His other passion was golf, which he tried to do at least once a week.

Al is survived by his wife of 17 years, Susan Ripley of Henderson, NV; sons Daniel Phelps and Jason Phelps (Michelle) of Jacksonville, FL; stepson Eric Maxwell of Syracuse, NY and stepdaughter Kristin Blackstone (John) of Las Vegas, NV; brother Gene Phelps (Karen); brother John Phelps (Karen); sister Christine Miller (Jim); several grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Interment will be held at 8:00 a.m. on December 15, 2021 at Boulder City Veteran’s Cemetery.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021

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