In Memory

Darrell Stubbs - Class Of 1964

Darrell Stubbs

Darrell Eugene Stubbs returned home to his Heavenly Father on December 23, 2021 in North Las Vegas, Nevada. He was surrounded by loved ones, including his beautiful wife and love of his life, Colleen Farr. He was born on July 21, 1946 to Mary Kathleen Tomsik(D) and Ephraim Glade Stubbs(D). He was the middle child of seven siblings including Larry(D), Linda(D), Richard, Gary, Sheila and Debbie. He graduated from Western High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, Class of '64. He loved music and was a talented musician. He fondly recalled times spent drumming with his band "The Candells". He bravely served two tours in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot; the first tour was 173rd Assault Helicopter Company as an UH-1 (Huey) pilot, his second tour was the 187th Assault Helicopter Company as a AH-1 (Cobra) pilot. Being a helicopter pilot was his passion and became his profession providing him many adventures throughout his lifetime. Darrell was always crazy about flight and loved all flying machines. He had a lifelong love affair with the Alfa Romeo automobile, and enjoyed time spend on his ham radio He was a kid at heart and used his many talents and hobbies to bring joy and lasting memories to many people's lives.

Darrell took pride in and loved his nine beautiful children: Darrell Todd (Mary Beth), Matthew Scott (Melody), Christopher David (Janie), Aimee Marie Snow (Ryan), Timothy Mark (Annie), April Lenae Conlon (Robert), Benjamin Kent, Adrianne Laney Jenson (John), and Brian Nathan. He also adored his six step children: Steven Douglas Berkabile (Juliette), David Michael Berkabile (Michelle) Heidi Berkabile Lewis, James Halleck Berkabile II (Kirsten), Heather Berkabile Stephen (Tad), Jonathan Daniel Berkabile (Rebecca). He will be missed by his 74 Grand-Children and 20 Great Grand-Children.

Services will be held in his honor on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 11:00am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints chapel located at 5975 Clayton St, North Las Vegas, Nevada. A viewing will be held for the family prior to the service at 10:00am. Graveside dedication and burial will be held on January 21, 2022 at 9:00am at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery located at 1900 Veterans Drive, Boulder City, Nevada.

Published by La Paloma Funeral Services East - Las Vegas from Jan. 3 to Jan. 4, 2022.

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints chapel

5975 Clayton St, North Las Vegas, NV



The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints chapel

5975 Clayton St, North Las Vegas, NV



Graveside service


Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery

1900 Veterans Drive, Boulder City, NV

Funeral services provided by:

La Paloma Funeral Services East - Las Vegas



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01/07/22 09:20 AM #1    

John Davis (1964)

I've never done this before...... but it needs to be said.  Darrell was and is a real hero of VietNam.  Chopper pilots who lived through what he did and returned home to carry on, are very rare.  I'm sure his 'entire' family is VERY proud of him.  From a classmate, God rest and care for your soul Darrell....

01/28/22 03:48 PM #2    

Bert Norman III (1964)

On December 16, 2021, 7 days before Darrell passed, we got together for a late lunch at an Arby's close to his house. Darrell shared a lot of his life's events. Everything that he told me I had heard before, but there was no way that I was going to interrupt him. He had a lot to say in the 2 hours that we talked. When we were leaving, he told me that he had lived a very good life and was very thankful for everything. He said that he would die a very happy man. When I got home, I told my wife that I thought that Darrell had just said his goodbyes to me. I am saddened to hear of his passing, but I feel honored that he took the time to share some of his life with me when his time here on earth was so short. When Darrell served in the Vietnam War, he saved many lives. He paid dearly for that service. Agent Orange took its toll on his body right up to the very end. I pray that God rewards Darrell as he so rightfully deserves. Rest in Peace Darrell. Salute!!!

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