A memorial service is scheduled Sept. 28 in Las Vegas for Richard
Ham, a longtime state executive, liberal Democratic activist and advocate for civil rights, services to prevent substance abuse and programs to help the aging and disabled.
The celebration of life for Ham, who died June 15 at age 89, will be held at the Nevada State Museum located at 333 S. Valley View Blvd. in Las Vegas. Memorial contributions
can be made to Haitian Children's Fund.
Ham, an Arkansas native who moved with his family to Southern Nevada in 1932, began his government career in the late 1950s …