Memorial service for UNLV's Schwer set for next week

A memorial service has been scheduled Dec. 10 for UNLV economist Keith Schwer, who died Thursday of esophageal cancer at age 66.

The service is set for 1 to 3 p.m. at Tam Alumni Center at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. It’s open to the public and is the only service planned by his family.

As executive director of UNLV’s Center for Business and Economic Research since 1986, Schwer compiled the monthly Southern Nevada Index of Leading Economic Indicators and presented his Economic Outlook twice a year. Widely considered the top economist in Las Vegas, he was frequently quoted by local and national media.

Schwer is survived by his wife, Kaye; daughters Nancy, Amanda and Michelle; and three grandchildren.