Betty Willis, designer who left mark on Vegas with famous sign, dies at 91

April 21, 2015 8:15 PM

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Betty Willis, designer who left mark on Vegas with famous sign, dies at 91

(Reuters) - Betty Willis, an artist who designed a popular welcome sign on the Las Vegas strip and created a number of other famous neon signs in the tourist haven, has died at age 91, a mortuary said on its website.

Willis died on Sunday at her home in Overton, a community about 45 miles (72 km) northeast of Las Vegas, according to Virgin Valley & Moapa Valley Mortuaries.

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