CHARLES M. HEERS Charles M. Heers, a Las Vegas icon, passed away at 94 years of age on January 2, 2021 from complications of the Covid 19 virus. He is survived by the love of his life, Marilyn Heers and 5 of his 7 children named Larry Heers, Victoria Kaplan, Deborah Heers Reynolds, Brett Heers and Lori Heers Yeary, along with 11 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. Son Mike Heers and daughter Beth Heers proceeded Charles in passing. Charles was a prominent real estate developer in Nevada and the Southwest. Along with his brother Carol Heers, Charles built thousands of homes in Las Vegas in the 50's and into the 70's. The brothers built the Paradise Spa and the Heers Roder Building in the 60's. The brothers joined their other brother Harold in Riverside, California, to build numerous single-family subdivisions and also to build the largest shopping center at the time in Riverside. Charles was very proud of the Beach Condominiums in Laguna Beach, Ca. that he built. In 1976 Charles started to build thousands of apartments in Nevada, Arizona and California Charles also built hotels in those 3 states with the last being the Tuscany Suites and Casino in Las Vegas. During all these years, Charles continued to be a very active and competitive tennis player and pursued his avid dedication to running daily. He was also a true American Patriot and Pioneer who would converse with former Governor and Senator Paul Laxalt on pertinent decisions affecting Nevada. Charles retired from active development at the age of 82. Along with being a generous giver and dedicated philanthropist to many organizations including the Andre Agassi Foundation and the Mayo Clinic, Charles "Build them and they will Come" attitude along with his ability to visualize, plan and then implement into a final product was amazing and will be remembered by all the small contractors that received their start from Charles and later became large and successful. Charles will be missed by family, friends, and business associates. Not only for his positive spirit but most of all for Never Ever Giving Up. A very special person and all are better for knowing Charles.
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Published by Legacy Remembers on Jan. 13, 2021.