Harry Edward Hicks

Harry Edward Hicks, (13), age 83, passed away peacefully on June 17th, 2017, surrounded by his loving family at his home in Mesquite, Nevada. He was born on September 9, 1933, in Sumas, Washington, to Harry Mitchell “Bud” and Thelma Green Hicks. 


From the time he was age 6, he was raised by his father and Elizabeth Hicks in Reno, Nevada. He attended St. Thomas Elementary School in Reno and was a member of the second graduating class of Manogue High School, then located in Sparks, NV. On July 6, 1956, he married his sweetheart, Jayne Williams, in Virginia City. Harry graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1956 and then served his country as a Navy pilot.  Upon honorable discharge, he attended law school and became a lawyer in Orange County, CA. He and Jayne raised their family in Fountain Valley, CA. They moved to Anaheim Hills, CA, and then later to Rancho Mirage, CA.  Finally they settled in Mesquite, Nevada, where they have resided for the past ten years.   Harry enjoyed spending his time with his family and the company of good friends; he also enjoyed reading, gardening, golfing, playing and teaching bridge.


Survivors include his wife, Jayne, of Mesquite; two sons: Brett Hicks of Laguna Hills, CA; Brian (Mary) Hicks of Trabuco Canyon, CA; daughter, Jill Shepherd of Boston, MA; three granddaughters: April (Anthony) Tefel; Lauren (Blake) O’Neill, and Caitlin Shepherd;  and one great-grandson, Nolan Tefel; sister, Carolyn (Harlan) Fricke of Reno, NV, and one brother, John (Wanda) Laguna Niguel, CA. He was preceded in death by one sister, Barbara Aiken.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Animal Foundation of Nevada, 655 North Mojave Road, Las Vegas, NV 89101  www.animalfoundation.com