Verna Vern W. Alder

May 24, 1928December 13, 2013
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Verna Wilsey Alder, 85, of Henderson, Nevada passed away on December 13, 2013. Vern was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. A celebration of her life will be held at the First Henderson United Methodist Church, 609 E. Horizon Dr., Henderson, Nevada at 10:30 AM on Friday, December 20, 2013.  


  • Life Celebration Friday, December 20, 2013

Verna Vern W. Alder

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Cindy Sims

January 22, 2014

Mrs. Alder (I called her Mooie-don't ask) was so wonderful w/ all of Deb's friends. I will miss talking to her on the phone. So sorry to the Alder family. The memories of her are close to my heart. Love you "Mooie"

Debi Wideen

December 19, 2013

My heart goes out to Vern's family. I was saddened to hear of her passing, but I will be with you in spirit when you "Celebrate Her Life" on Friday! I will never forget Vern, as she always had a smile and a hug to greet me whenever we met. Then there were our monthly craft groups, Wow! that was quite a few years back now but it seems like just yesterday, how time flies... I'll miss you Vern.. but I'll see you someday... Hugs to the family.

Sheila and Russell Kuteman

December 18, 2013

What a special person! We always enjoyed having dinner with Vern and Hal during their Oklahoma City visits with our neighbors and good friends Deb and Pat Corbett.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this sad time - Vern will be greatly missed.

Jill Capsello

December 18, 2013

Our thoughts are with your family during this difficult time.

Suzanne Ulrich

December 18, 2013

I will be thinking of all of you as you celebrate Vern on Friday. My condolences to all who are feeling her loss. She was a beautiful person, inside and out. The world is a brighter place having had her in it. Some people leave a glow behind, never to fade or tarnish. I am pleased to have known her and will continue to wear her purple shoes with pride. God bless.

Lon Little

December 17, 2013

I will always remember how she would let me shift her car for her while she was driving and her Trying to teach me to play guitar , Which I never did learn because I cant sit still long enough haha. I'm not saying good bye because I know she is watching over all of us and we will be together again one day. Love you Aunt Verna . RIP Nephew Lon


Verna Elaine Wilsey - 19 years of age


Hal and Vern's courtship period


Hal and Vern's wedding day - June 6, 1948


Verna Elaine Alder, age 85, of Henderson, Nevada passed away on Friday, December 13th, 2013. She was born to the late George Wilsey and Hazel Crittenden on May 24th, 1928.

Vern attended Chittenango H.S. where she was a member of the Varsity cheer squad.

On June 6, 1948, Vern married the love of her life, Harold N. Alder.

Hal & Vern had two children Deb Alder Corbett and Scott Norman Alder. After raising Deb & Scott in Chittenango, New York they moved to Henderson, Nevada in 1993 to be with their adult children.

Family and friends were Vern's passion and delight! She was also a dedicated and loving wife, mother and grandmother. Vern enjoyed being a member of garden club, craft club and the Eastern Stars chapter in Chittenango! She also enjoyed playing the organ, guitar, accordion and electric keyboard!

Vern is survived by her loving husband Harold, brother's Rodger and Randy Wilsey, sister Dale Webb, daughter Deb, son Scott, son in law Pat Corbett, daughter in law Joy Benedict Alder, grandchildren Katie, Chris, Kelsye, Matt and Pete and great granddaughter's Cheyenne and Emma.

A celebration of Vern's life will be held on Friday, December 20th, 2013 at the First Henderson United Methodist Church 609 E. Horizon Dr., Henderson, Nevada at 10:30 AM.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to: First Henderson United Methodist Church - Building fund - 609 E. Horizon Dr., Henderson, Nevada 89015 or Solari Hospice Care, 5550 South Jones, Las Vegas, Nevada 89118.
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