Lyla Lee Bartholomae, 68, a retired registered nurse, of Las Vegas, passed away Jan. 15, 2010. She was born Oct. 14, 1941, in Montclair, N.J., and was a 35-year resident of Nevada. Lyla was a loving mother who raised three children, largely on her own. She served as a devoted psychiatric nurse, and was a dedicated AA member and sponsor since 1980. Additionally, she was a passionate social activist who strongly opposed violence and she participated in countless public rallies and protests. An advocate for the poor and disenfranchised, she often provided meals and medical care for the homeless. Most of all, she was a caring friend who helped and inspired so many women in despair with love, laughter and her time. Through her wacky sense of humor and truck driver's vocabulary, she taught us not to take ourselves so darned seriously. Lyla is survived by her three children; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services were previously held Sunday, Jan. 17, at the Triangle Club. Donations can be made to We Care Foundation of Las Vegas.
Originally published in the Las Vegas Review Journal on January 22, 2010.
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