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Clifford G. Trussell 
Sept. 14, 1924 - Aug. 11, 1999
Clifford G. Trussell died suddenly at his Bisbee, Ariz., home on Aug. 11, 1999.
He was born in Dlo, Miss., on Sept. 14, 1924, and was a World War II photographer and distinguished veteran. Cliff had a passionate photographic career traveling the world and was widely recognized as an outstanding professional. He retired as chief photographer for the El Paso Natural Gas Co. in June of 1983.
He is survived by his wife, Gladys; daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Don Van Doren of Cloudcroft, N.M., and daughter Andrea Cantu; and grandsons, Sean and James Cantu of Port Aransas, Tex.
Visitation will be noon to 9 p.m., today, Sunday, Aug. 15, 1999, at the Martin Funeral Home, 3830 Montana Ave., El Paso, Texas. Funeral services will be at the funeral home chapel 12:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 16, 1999, with interment services with full military honors to follow at Fort Bliss National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial contributions be made in the name of Clifford G. Trussell to the Bisbee Coalition for the Homeless.
Local arrangements are with Dugan Funeral Chapel, 16-18 Naco Road, Lyric Plaza, Bisbee, Ariz.

Berniece Bea Simon 
Aug. 26, 1917 - July 17, 1999
Berniece Bea Simon, 81, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., passed away Saturday, July 17, 1999, at her home. She had been a resident of Sierra Vista for the past five years.
Bea was born in South Bend, Ind., on Aug. 26, 1917. She attended elementary, junior high school and South Bend Central High School. During World War II, Bea worked for the Studabaker Assembly Plant. She married Frank Simon on Aug. 29, 1936.
Bea and Frank would have been married 63 years later this month. Frank passed away on June 8, 1999, and she shortly followed on July 17.
Bea is survived by her daughter, Sharyn (Ron) Mallicoat of Union, Ky.; three granddaughters, Debra (Russell) Young of Shepardsville, Ky., Sherry (Rob) Bacigalupo of Union, Ky., and Shelly (Curtis) Messerly of Verona, Ky.; three great-grandchildren, Alexis Nicole Messerly of Verona, Ky., and Michael and Mackenzie Bacigalupo of Union, Ky.; and a sister, Lorraine (John) Nagy of Sierra Vista.
Interment was held July 22, 1999, at St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park, Granger, Ind.
Arrangements were by Hatfield Funeral Home Inc. in Sierra Vista.

Calvin Crowley 
April 27, 1916 - Aug. 13, 1999
Calvin Crowley, 83, passed away at the Tucson Medical Center in Tucson, Ariz., on Friday, Aug. 13, 1999.
Mr. Crowley was born on April 27, 1916, in Eminence, Mo., to William Crowley and Lela Viola Gossett. He was raised in Missouri and graduated from public schools. Calvin was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army.
He moved to Bisbee, Ariz., in 1948 and worked for Phelps Dodge Corp. as an electrician supervisor at Bisbee and Morenci branches. He retired in 1981 from Morenci, Ariz.
Calvin was a member of the American Legion Post No. 16 and Bisbee Elks. His enjoyment in life was dancing which he missed very much after he became disabled.
Calvin was preceded in death by his wife, Georgia Faye Crowley, on Oct. 9, 1982, and his son, Calvin Earl Crowley on July 27, 1983.
Survivor include his granddaughters, Brandy Joe Warning and her husband, Chad from Attumwa, Iowa, Terrie Marie Cooksey and her husband, Jeremi of Attumwa, Iowa, and Tammy Crowley Stone of Mesa, Ariz.; a great-granddaughter, Bethann Cooksey of Attumwa, Iowa; a sister, Alta Pinkston of Missouri; five nephews, Donald Crowley (Flora) of Bisbee, Leroy Crowley (Betty) of Chandler, Ariz., Eugene Crowley (Wanda) of Morenci, Dale Pinkston (Patricia) of Missouri and Lester Pinkston (Linda) of Missouri; and a niece, Thelma Patterson (David) of Sunizona, Ariz.
Visitation will be held at the Dugan Funeral Chapel 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 18, 1999. Services will be a Dugans at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 19, 1999. Harry Mitchell will officiate.
Burial with full military honors will follow at Memory Garden Cemetery in Bisbee. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation in Mr. Crowleys memory to your favorite charity.
All arrangements are being handled by the Dugan Funeral Chapel.

Lorraine C. Baldenegro 
July 2, 1926 - July 13, 1999
Lorraine Carlyn Baldenegro, 73, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., died July 13, 1999, at the McLaren Regional Hospital in Flint, Mich., while visiting her son.
She was born July 2, 1926, in Drummond Island, Mich., to Victor Lucene Cleaver and Margaret Ellen Parrish.
Lorraine took pride in her family. She loved to dance, fish, hunt and also loved her music. Lorraine lived her life to the fullest and was always ready to help others. Richard and Lorraine celebrated their 27th wedding anniversary on Feb. 4 at which time he could give her a ring.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Walter Stanley Miller; one brother, Vernon Vernie Lucene Cleaver; and an infant son, Walter Steven Miller on Sept. 28, 1946. 
Mrs. Baldenegro is survived by her husband of 27 years, Richard Joseph Baldenegro of Sierra Vista; four sons, David (Pat) Stanley Miller of Drummond Island, Mich., Joseph Hugh (Lori) Miller of Smiths Creek, Mich., Jack Lee (Julie) Miller of North Branch, Mich., and Joseph Andrew Andy (Debbie) Toivola of Shoreview, Minn., one daughter, Barbara of Oregon; one stepson, Richard Dicky Joe (Donna) Baldenegro Jr., of Sierra Vista and one stepdaughter, Laura (Sgt. Richard) White of Beale Air Force Base, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.
Memorial services will be in Drummond Island, Mich., at a later date.
Cremation by Sunset Hills Crematory.
Anyone wishing may donate in Lorraines memory to St. Vincent de Paul and the Salvation Army.

When somebody dies, a cloud turns into
an angel, and flies up to tell God
to put another flower on a pillow.
A bird gives the message back to
the world, and sings a silent prayer
that makes the rain cry. People disappear,
but they never really go away.
The spirits up there put the sun to
bed, wake up grass, and spin the
earth in dizzy circles. Sometimes you
can see them dancing in a cloud during 
the daytime, when theyre supposed
to be sleeping. They paint the rainbows
and also the sunsets and make
waves splash and tug at the tide.
They toss shooting stars and listen to
wishes. And when they sing windsongs, 
they whisper to us, dont
miss me too much. The view is nice
and I'm doing just fine.
- Courtesy of Blue Mountain Arts
Arrangements were by Hudson Funeral Home Inc., Otisville, Mich.

Donald Eugene Stevenson 
Dec. 8, 1926 - Aug. 14, 1999
Donald Eugene Stevenson, 72, born on Dec. 8, 1926, in Augusta, Mo., died on Saturday, Aug. 14, 1999, peacefully in his home in Sierra Vista, Ariz., after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He had been a local resident for the past 24 years.
Donald lived most of his teen-age years in Oakland, Calif. He served in the U.S. Army Transport Service and the U.S. Navy in World War II, also serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Donald worked for 20 years in the bar and restaurant business, during which he supervised nine Uncle Johns Pancake Houses. He entered the computer field in 1966, becoming a systems analyst, designing and maintaining computer programs for the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force until his retirement in 1993.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents.
Grateful for having shared his life is his wife, Nuong of Sierra Vista; a daughter, Stephenie (Christopher) Going of Tucson; a daughter, Donia Knapp and three grandchildren, Taylor, Lacey and Austen all of Canon City, Colo.; a son, Guy (Elizabeth) Stevenson and three grandchildren, Samantha, Chase and Nicholas all of Ogallala, Neb. Also surviving Donald is his sister, Patricia Bouzout and niece, Michele (Philip) Laverty of Modesto, Calif.; a sister-in-law- Guong (Lan) Pham and niece Loan Pham of Whiting, Ind., and numerous other nieces, nephews and cousins.
A service of remembrance will be on Tuesday, Aug. 17 at 11 a.m. at the Hatfield Memorial Chapel, 830 S. Highway 92, Sierra Vista. Interment will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made in Donalds name to the University of Arizona Cancer Center & Development Office, 1515 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson AZ 85724.
Arrangements are with the Hatfield Funeral Home Inc.

When I Must Leave You
When I must leave you for a little while,
Please do not grieve and shed wild tears
And hug your sorrow to you through the years.
But start out bravely with a gallant smile
And for my sake and in my name
Live on and do all things the same.
Feed not your loneliness on empty days,
But fill each waking hour in useful ways.
Reach out your hand in comfort and in cheer,
And I in turn will comfort you
and hold you near.
And never, never be afraid to die,
For I am waiting for you in the sky!
- Helen Steiner Rice

Paul Durrett 
Oct. 5. 1913 - Aug. 12, 1999
Paul Durrett, 85, died Thursday, Aug. 12, 1999, in Browning, Mo.
Paul was born in Esbon, Kan., on Oct. 5. 1913, to William Silas and Bertha (Steiner) Durrett. At the age of 2 the family moved to Arlington, Colo. He lived on a ranch with his parents until he joined a CCC Camp in 1934.
In 1936, he moved to Bisbee, Ariz., and worked for Shattuck Denn Mining Co., until the mine closed in 1947. On June 28, 1941, Paul married Irene Pietraszewski. 
He was elected mayor of Bisbee and served in that capacity from 1960 to 1968. Served on the board of directors of the Arizona League of Cities and Towns; board of directors of the Bisbee Country Club; member of the Bisbee Elks Lodge for 60 years and Past Exalted Ruler; was District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler of Arizona South of B.P.O.E. in 1963 and also was active in the Boy Scouts. 
Paul and Irene bought the Lowell Grocery Store in 1949 and the Warren Liquor Store in 1955, which eventually closed in 1961. In 1961, they bought Culligan Water Conditioning and operated the business until 1976 at which time they sold the company and retired.
Paul is survived by three daughters, Paulette (Paul) Hardy of Missouri, Kathy (Tom) Gojkovich of New Mexico, and Debbie (John) Rogers of Missouri; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one sister, Beulah Cherne of Colorado; one brother-in-law, Ray Pietraszewski and one sister-in-law Alice Yavor.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Diane in 1969 and his wife, Irene in 1993.
The Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m., today, Tuesday, Aug. 17 at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18, with Father Stanley Nadolny officiating. Interment will follow at Bisbee Memory Gardens.
Pallbearers who will serve are Dave Ruth, Roger Barnett, Don Olander, John Jones, Fred Bruner and Bob Martin. Honorary pallbearers named are Joe Hilb, James Cox, Pat Martin and Mitch Edwards.
Family has requested that memorials be made in Pauls memory to St. Patrick Renovation Fund, or the Arizona Elks Major Project.
Arrangements are with the Dugan Funeral Chapel in Bisbee.

If I should ever leave you whom I love
To go along the Silent Way, grieve not,
Nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk
Of me as if I were beside you there.
(Id come Id come, could I but find a way!
But would not tears and grief be barriers?)
And when you hear a song or see a bird
I loved, please do not let the thought of me
Be sad ... For I am loving you just as
I always have ...
You were so good to me!
There are so many things I wanted still
To do so many things to say to you ...
Remember that I did not fear ... It was.
Just leaving you, that was so hard to face ...
We cannot see Beyond ...
But this I know:
I loved you so twas Heaven here with you.

Thomas W. Cantrell 
Oct. 17, 1921 - Oct. 1, 1999
Thomas W. Cantrell died at his home in Elfrida, Ariz. He was born Oct. 17, 1921, in Fort Sumner, N.M. He grew up in Palo Verde, Ariz., and graduated from Buckeye Union High School, and received his bachelors and masters degrees from Northern Arizona University.
A well-known Arizona educator and administrator, he taught school in Flagstaff, Prescott, Clarksdale, Fort Defiance and Douglas. He was the first high school principal of Buena High School in Sierra Vista, and was the principal of Agua Fria Union High School in Goodyear.
He served with the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific during World War II, and with the U.S. Army in post war Japan.
He is survived by his wife, Jane (Benham) Cantrell; sons, Michael Kelly of Sierra Vista and Kenneth William of Willcox; a daughter Kathryn Brown of Yuma; grandson, Casey Dean Cantrell; three sisters, Ruby Narramore of Buckeye, Elma Roberts of Palo Verde, Norma Jean Isaac of Phoenix; and one brother, John Dale Cantrell of Glendale.

George E. Dietrich 
Aug. 28, 1929 - Oct. 2, 1999
George E. Dietrich, 70, passed away at the University Medical Center in Tucson on Saturday, Oct. 2, 1999. Mr. Dietrich was born on Aug. 28, 1929, in Pekin, Ill., to Walter George Dietrich and Hazel Edna Medus Dietrich.
George was raised in Illinois, graduated from public schools, attended college and received his masters in social science with a minor in anthropology. 
Following school, George served in the U.S. Army with the 82nd Airborne. After serving in the Army, George taught school for a few years in Illinois, then moved his family to Bisbee 31 years ago and started his own business, State Farm Insurance Co. He retired in 1995.
George was a people person. He never met a stranger, always enjoyed his friends and had a great sense of humor with his family and friends. He enjoyed photography and weightlifting. He was a 20-year member and past president of the Bisbee Rotary Club, a past Elk, and a member of the Community Church of Warren. He also was a member of the Camera Club.
Survivors include his loving wife of 44 years, Trudy Dietrich of Bisbee; one son Karl Walter (Brenda) Dietrich of Oceanside, Calif.; two daughters, Zoe Ann Dietrich and Margo Dietrich both of Bisbee; one sister, Phyllis (Rudolph) Vetter of Albuquerque, N.M.; one grandson, Spencer Douglas Dietrich of Bisbee and one step-grandson, R.J. Sandoval of Oceanside, Calif.
Memorial Services will be held on Friday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m. at the Community Church of warren. The Rev. Jack McCann will officiate. Burial of cremains will be held privately at a later time. All arrangements are being handled by Dugan Funeral Chapel.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Community Church of Warren or to a favorite charity, in Georges memory.

Ignacio S. Nacho Herrera 
June 2, 1921 - Oct. 3, 1999
Ignacio S. Nacho Herrera, 78, passed away at his residence in Sierra Vista on Sunday, Oct. 3, 1999, after a lengthy illness. Nacho was born in Bisbee, Ariz., on June 2, 1921, to Ygnacio Lopez Herrera and Rita Saavedra. He was raised in Bisbee and attended public schools. 
Following school, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II. After his tour, he came back to Bisbee and started work with Phelps Dodge Corp., where he worked as a miner for 36 years and retired in 1977. Nacho was a member of St. Patrick Church and the American Legion.
Nachos most important love in his life was his family. His daughters were his treasures, but his grandchildren were his gems. He enjoyed cooking for his family and always enjoyed taking his grandsons with him and his brothers camping and hunting.
Nacho was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife Ruth A. Herrera on March 31, 1984, his only son, Ignacio Boy Herrera, Jr. on May 18, 1969; and two sisters Carmen Jimenez and Delfina Herrera.
Survivors include five daughters, Margaret (Tim) Davis of Tucson, Christine Bonavito of Buffalo, N.Y., Ruth Valenzuela and Mary Herrera both of Sierra Vista, Alma (Miguel) Lopez Sr. of Bisbee; 14 grandchildren, Sheri Doherty, Margaret Malone, April Bonavito, Felicia Bonavito, Gustavo Cisneros Jr., Christine Valenzuela, Miguel Lopez Jr., Brian Lopez, Joshua Lopez, Tiffany Lopez, Eric Davis and Aubree Davis; Tonia Valenzuela and Cindy Valenzuela; five great-grandchildren, Jason Doherty, Paige Bonavito, Yesenia Lopez, Brian Lopez Jr. and Adrian Cisneros; also two brothers, Johnny Herrera, Sr. and Charlie Herrera both of Bisbee; two sisters, Libby Daniels and Mary Lou Herrera both of Gilbert, Ariz.
Viewing will be held on Thursday, Oct. 7, from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Dugan Funeral Chapel. Rosary will be said on Friday, Oct. 8, at 9 a.m. followed by Mass at 9:30 a.m. at St. Patrick Church. Father Stanley Nadolny will officiate. Cremation will follow the services with burial at a later date.
All arrangements are being handled by Dugan Funeral Chapel.

Elsie E. King 
Dec. 11, 1921 - Oct. 3, 1999
Elsie E. King, 77, passed away at the Tucson Medical Center in Tucson, Ariz., on Sunday, Oct. 3, 1999. 
Elsie was born Dec. 11, 1921, in Patagonia, Ariz., to Ralph McIntyre and Cora Blomberg McIntyre. Elsies family moved to Bisbee when she was 14 years old and she finished, her schooling in Bisbee. She married her husband on June 28, 1940. Elsie worked as a clerk for Phelps Dodge Mercantile and the Warren Drug Store for several years. She enjoyed hobbies of knitting, crocheting and gardening. She was also a member of St. Patrick Church.
Elsie was preceded in death by her daughter, Betty Durgan, on April 28, 1986.
Survivors include her devoted and loving husband of 59 years, Edward King of Bisbee; one son, Ed (Susan) King of Detroit, Mich.; one daughter, Carol (Anthony) Eader of Tucson; two special nephews who she helped raise, Steve (Denise) King of Nevada and Phil (Ena) King of California; three grandchildren, Pam (Robert) Dominquez of Phoenix, Jimmy (Kristin) Durgan of Colorado and Billy (Tammie) Eader of Tucson; also five great-grandchildren; one brother, Buster McIntyre of Colorado; four sisters, Mary Stanfield of California, Clarice Harlis of Washington, Louise Schweitzer of Montana and Edie Stewart of New Hampshire.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, Oct. 9, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Patrick Church. Father Joseph Saba will officiate. Burial of cremains will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Donations may be directed to a favorite charity or to the Copper Queen Community Hospital Development Fund, in Elsies memory. 
All arrangements are being handled by Dugan Funeral Chapel.

Richard Dick Holland 
Oct. 3, 1999
Richard Dick Holland, 69, former managing editor of the Sierra Vista Herald/Bisbee Daily Review in the 1980s, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 1999, in Miami.
Dick died of complications of hepatitis he contracted after receiving contaminated blood during a transfusion for serious wounds during the Korean War. During that conflict he received a Silver Star and Purple Heart medals for leadership as a noncommissioned officer squad leader during the defense of Sandbag Castle in the Heartbreak Ridge and Punch Bowl area of Korea in 1952.
He and another soldier of the 25th Division wrote a book about their exploits called The Wolfhounds of Sandbag Castle, 96 Days of Defense.
After being hospitalized for a year and finally discharged, Dick, a native of Detroit, went to college and graduated from the University of Miami in 1960. He interned for the Miami News. He was then hired full-time by the newspaper, which became the Miami Herald.
Most of his work at the Florida newspaper was as an editor, and he worked on breaking stories such as the failed bay of Pigs invasion in Cuba.
He and his wife, Lee, moved to Arizona, where he went to work for the Herald/Review, finally becoming its managing editor.
Herald/Review Senior Reporter Bill Hess said Dick was his mentor, who taught him the importance of community news.
His finesse in editing made a reporters story shine through, Hess said. Dick was a wordsmith whose ability to turn a phrase just made any reporters copy better.
A heart attack in the mid-1980s led Dick to ask to be relieved of the managing editors position. He became the papers news editor, where he continued to work directly with the reporters.
Dick is survived by his wife, a daughter Ann, of Cleveland, Tenn.; two sons, Steve of Cleveland, Tenn., and Randy of Honolulu; and four grandchildren.
Graveside services, with military honors, will be held at 11 a.m., Oct. 6, 1999, at Woodlawn Park South in Miami.

Margaret Maggie Gross 
Feb. 27, 1920 - Aug. 19, 1999
Margaret Maggie Gross, 79, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., died Thursday, Aug. 19, 1999, at the Sierra Vista Regional Health Center. She had been an area resident for the past 22 years.
Maggie was born Feb. 27, 1920, in New York, N.Y. She worked as a physicist for the U.S. government during World War II, and was later employed with various other companies and the state of New York before retiring and moving to Sierra Vista in 1977.
Surviving are her husband, Arthur of Sierra Vista; a daughter, Margaret Pegeen (William) Thornton of Wake Forest, N.C.; two grandchildren, Christine (Michael) Degnan of Louisville, Ky., and Michele Thornton of Kettering, Ohio, and a foster brother, Timothy J. O'Connor of New York.
The family will receive friends for a time of visitation on Monday, Aug. 23, from 4 until 7 p.m. at the Hatfield Funeral Home, 830 S. Highway 92, Sierra Vista. A service of remembrance will be on Tuesday at noon at the Main Post Chapel, Fort Huachuca, with Father John Kastigar officiating. Interment will follow at the Post Cemetery.
Arrangements are with the Hatfield Funeral Home Inc.

Elaine M. Havens 
April 17, 1915 - Aug. 18, 1999
Elaine M. Havens, 84, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 18, 1999, at the Sierra Vista Regional Health Center. She has been an area resident for 38 years.
Elaine was born April 17, 1915, in Sayre, Pa., to Arthur and Leona Edsall. She was raised and attended school in Sayre until the age of 18. She later resided in Athens, Pa., for 38 years working for Remington Rand in Elmira, N.Y. 
Elaine moved to Sierra Vista in 1961 working for Bell Aero Systems and also Lockheed, both on Fort Huachuca. She was the mother of eight children, and for many years was a 4-H mom, as well as horse show, rodeo and dog show mom and grandma. After her retirement, Elaine enjoyed knitting, reading and working on genealogy.
She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and the Mayflower Society.
She is survived by her children, Shirley Wolff of Jackson, Tenn., Dawn Alliger of Waverly, N.Y., Judith Ford of Tucson, Ariz., Carleton (Butch) Havens of Jackson, Tenn., Carolyn Griffith of Benson, Ariz., Cindy Basinger and Robin Jones both of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; 13 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was proceeded in death by her husband John E. Havens, one daughter, Linda Ellsworth, a brother, Carleton Edsall and a sister F. Genevieve Arthur.
A Service of Remembrance will be Saturday, Aug. 21 at 3 p.m. at the Hatfield Memorial Chapel, 830 S. Highway 92, Sierra Vista with Pastor H. Lee Erwin officiating. Interment will be on Tuesday, Aug. 24 in Pennsylvania.
Those who wish, may make a contribution in Elaine name to AAARF, 4236 S. Natoma Trail, Sierra Vista AZ 85650.
Arrangements are with the Hatfield Funeral Home.

Linda Dolores Basse 
June 6, 1948 - Aug. 19, 1999
Linda Dolores Basse, age 51, a 16-year resident of Sierra Vista, entered into peace Thursday, Aug. 19, 1999, at home. She was born June 6, 1948, in Philadelphia, Pa. to Alfred and Dolores Walz.
Linda graduated from high school in Okinawa, and Cochise College as a registered nurse. She had worked at Sierra Vista Regional Health Center as a labor and delivery nurse. At the time of her death, she was employed by Dr. James Griggs at Cochise Womens Care.
She was preceded in death by her son Charles, and is survived by her daughter Cynthia B. Dimel (Robert) of Costa Mesa, Calif.; son Robert B. Basse (Lisa) of Edmond, Okla.; parents Alfred and Dolores Walz of Sierra Vista; sister Sharon L. Wood (Gary) of Poway, Calif.; brother Alfred F. Walz of Corbin, Ky.; granddaughter Ashley Grace Basse of Okla.; nieces and nephews James and Travis Walz of Ky.; and Jennifer and Nathan Wood of Calif.
A memorial service is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 24, 1999, at 1 p.m. at St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 2750 E. Cardinal Dr., Sierra Vista AZ, with Father Ben L. Somerville II officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the American Lung Association, 2819 E. Broadway, Tucson AZ 85716, in Lindas memory.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Jensens Sierra Vista Mortuary LLC. 

Mary L. Nicolson 
Nov. 11, 1907 - Aug. 18, 1999
Mary L. Nicolson, 91, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 1999, at the Life Care Center of Sierra Vista. She had been a local resident for the past four years.
Mary was born Nov. 11, 1907, in Los Angeles to Arthur and Mary (Littleton) Foxen. Mary worked all of her life, until retirement, as a registered nurse and dedicated herself to her many patients and also to her church. She also enjoyed sewing, knitting, reading and gardening. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Merl Nicolson.
Grateful for having shared her life is her daughter, Lita Nicolson (Oldham); granddaughters, Jeanette of Tucson, Ariz., Julie of Charleston, S.C., and great-grandson, Jonathon of Tucson. Also surviving are her brother, Patric (Mildred) Foxen of California; a sister, Catherine Watts of California; and several nieces and nephews and their families.
At a later date, during graveside interment services, Mary will be laid to rest next of many of her family members in the Los Alamos Cemetery, Los Alamos, Calif.
Arrangements are with the Hatfield Funeral Home Inc.

Taresa Anita Lusko 
Oct. 7, 1931 - Feb. 6, 2000
Taresa Anita Lusko, 68, of Whetstone, Ariz., passed away Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000 in Tucson, Ariz. She had been an area resident for the past 24 years.
Taresa Anita was born Oct. 7, 1931, in Melvindale, Mich., to Sam and Julia Pedron. She grew up and attended schools in the Melvindale area. She met and later married Frank Lusko on Jan. 30, 1953, and they lived and raised the family until Frank retired from GM in 1976. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She always did so much for others. We will miss her so much.
She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Frank Lusko of Whetstone; one brother, Louie S. Pedron and his family of Melvindale, Mich.; two sons, Rickey J. Lusko, Frankie J. Lusko and his family, all of Tucson; her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews cousins and her family from the church.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 10, at the Central Baptist Church, 200 N. Fifth St., with Pastor Rodney J. Woodcock officiating. Interment will be private at a later date.
Arrangements are by the Hatfield Funeral Home Inc. in Sierra Vista.

Rosemary Haer Fergus 
Nov. 30, 1910 - Dec. 19, 1999
Rosemary Haer Fergus, a 36-year Bisbee, Ariz., resident and nurse at the Phelps Dodge Hospital, died on Dec. 19, 1999, in Phoenix where she lived with her younger daughter, Marty Hutson. Rosemary was well-known in Bisbee as the devoted wife of Robert Fergus, a local dentist and mother of two daughters, Gayle and Marty. She was active in Girl Scouts, PEO and the Bisbee Arts and Humanities Council.
Rosemary was born Nov. 30, 1910, on a farm near Marion Center, Pa. She was the seventh of 10 children. After graduating from high school in Marion Center, she enrolled in nurses training at West Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh. In 1932, upon graduation as a registered nurse, Rosemary went to work in Pittsburgh. One of her responsibilities was to accompany newborns and their families home from the hospital and to help mothers in caring for their children. She made many lifelong friends this way. After five years in this position, she moved to Lakeland, Fla., where she worked as a nurse in a clinic. 
In 1940, Rosemary joined the Army and was the first nurse assigned to Camp Blanding in Florida. Shortly thereafter, she was diagnosed with tuberculosis and was sent to Denver, Colo. to recuperate. It was there in Fitzsimmons Hospital that she was introduced to her future husband, Bob, who was in the Dental Corps at Lowery Field. Bob and Rosemary announced their engagement on a fateful date, Dec. 7, 1941. They were married on Feb. 14, 1942. Daughter, Gayle, was born on Feb. 14, 1943. 
After leaving the service in 1945, the family moved to Bisbee. Daughter, Marty, was born there on Oct. 30, 1945. In 1967, after taking refresher courses, Rosemary went to work at the Phelps Dodge Hospital in Bisbee. She retired in 1975. Her husband passed away in 1979, and she moved to Phoenix in 1981.
In addition to Gayle (Mrs. Terrell Davis) of Lordsburg, N.M., and Marty, Rosemary is survived by a grandson, John Davis of Farmington, N.M., and his two sons, Gabriel and Brent; and a brother, Arthur Haer of Lakeland, Fla.
Services for Rosemary were held in Phoenix at the All Saints Episcopal Church on Dec. 29.

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