Anne L. Rustenbeck
Feb. 26, 1931 to Oct. 19, 1999
Anne L. Rustenbeck, 68, a 27-year resident of Sierra Vista, Ariz.,
passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999, at the Life Care Center. She was
born Feb. 26, 1931, in Youngstown, Ohio, to Irene and Louis Killmeyer.
She was a great wife and mother with strong character. Anne was also
a member of St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church.
She is preceded in death by her brothers Louis and William.
She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Jim Rustenbeck of Sierra
Vista; sons Edward L. Rustenbeck (Darby) of Huntley, Wyo., Robert M. Rustenbeck
(Carmen) of Scott Air Force Base, Ill., and Carl J. Rustenbeck of Sierra
Vista; daughters Margaret A. Rustenbeck of Tucson, Ariz., and Catherine
I. Rustenbeck of Phoenix; sisters Irene May Kardas (Michael) and Jeanne
Dereick, both of Youngstown; and grandchildren Robert M. Rustenbeck III,
Bristin Rustenbeck, Jastny Rustenbeck and Lahren Rustenbeck.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated Monday, Oct. 25, 1999, at 10:30
a.m. at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church, 800 Taylor Drive, in Sierra
Vista, with Father Gregory Adolf as celebrant. Internment will follow at
Mother Theresa Columbarium at Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in remembrance
of Anne to the Leukemia Society, 2990 E. Northern Ave., E-100, Phoenix
Arrangements have been entrusted to Jensens Sierra Vista Mortuary LLC.
John Robert Young
Nov. 18, 1948 - Oct. 19, 1999
John Robert Young, 50, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999, in Bisbee,
Mr. Young was born in Westcovina, Calif., on Nov. 18, 1948, to Robert
Burton Young and Fernetta Young. He was brought to Arizona 44 years ago
where he was raised in the Yuma, Ariz., and Bisbee area.
John worked for USWest Communications as a technician for the last
30 years. He was an avid outdoorman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and enjoyed
the mountains. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his sister Linda Mae Strong of Laguna Beach, Calif.,
his niece, Tracy Newhart of Laguna Beach, Calif., and his nephew, Jeff
Graff of Dana Point, Calif.; also his cousins Mack and Ruth Young of Tucson,
Ariz., and three great-cousins Lonnie, Melissa and Robert Young all of
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 25, 1999,
at Dugan Funeral Chapel in Bisbee. Burial of Johns cremains will be held
in California. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Copper
Queen Hospital Development Fund, 101 Cole Ave., Bisbee AZ 85603 in Johns
All arrangements are being handled by Dugan Funeral Chapel.
John B. Pope
July 24, 1911 to Oct. 5, 1999
John B. Pope, formerly of Whetstone, Ariz., passed away in Talihina,
Okla., on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Alyne, on May 6, 1993. He is
survived by his daughter Barbara Farwig (William) of Schererville, Ind.;
son Barry Pope (Sherry) of Tulsa, Okla.; brother Robert Rust (Betty) of
Sierra Vista, Ariz.; and three grandchildren, Kedra and Angela Farwig and
John was a past commander of the VFW Post No. 10342 in Huachuca City,
Ariz. He then represented VFW District 7 as their commander during 1988-89.
A memorial service will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 25, at
VFW Post No. 10342, 1301 Cochise Ave., in Huachuca City. Refreshments will
be served after the service.
Remembrances in his memory may be sent to the VFW National Home, 3573
S. Waverly Road, Eaton Rapids MI 48827.
Interment will be at a later date in Bedford, Ky.
Richard F. Dow
April 11, 1912 - Oct. 20, 1999
Richard F. Dow, age 87, an 11-year resident of Sierra Vista,Ariz.,
passed away Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999, at Loving Hands Care Center in Sierra
He was born April 11, 1912 in Montreal, Canada, to Walter F. and Mary
Mr. Dow was an avid fisherman, loved to play cards, and was a Boston
Red Sox and Celtics fan. He retired as a conductor from the Boston and
Maine Railroad in 1975.
In his retirement years, he volunteered his time to delivering meals
to the needy in Worcester, Mass., until moving to Sierra Vista in 1988.
He was also a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and the England
Social Club of Worcester, Mass.
Mr. Dow is survived by his wife of 62 years, Madeline (Granger) Dow
of Sierra Vista; sons, Richard W. Dow (Gladys) of Sierra Vista, and Gerald
E. Dow (Maxine) of Costa Rica; brothers, Ronald E. Dow (Mary) of Worcester,
Mass., and Eugene W. Dow (Rita) of Melbourne, Fla.; and six grandchildren
and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation is scheduled for today, Sunday, Oct. 24, 1999, from 4 p.m.
to 6 p.m. at Jensens Sierra Vista Mortuary (one block east of Highway 92
at Ramsey Road). Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2 p.m.
Monday Oct. 25, 1999, at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church with Father
Gregory Adolf celebrating. Interment will follow at Cochise Memory Gardens
in Sierra Vista.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Jensens Sierra Vista Mortuary LLC.
Vannie Viola Upchurch
March 7, 1907 - Oct. 22, 1999
Vannie Viola Upchurch, 92, passed away in Hermiston, Ore., on Friday,
Oct. 22, 1999. Mrs. Upchurch was born in Bismarck, Ark., on March 7, 1907,
to A.E. Fendley and Molly Bryant Fendley.
In 1966 she moved to Bisbee, Ariz., where she lived until 1971 when
she moved to California and stayed there until 1978, when she moved back
to Bisbee following her husbands death. She had been living with her daughters
in Oregon for the past four years.
Vannie was a homemaker and enjoyed her family and friends. She loved
cooking and baking and was a longtime member of the Senior Center and Association.
Vannie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Hurshel Upchurch
in 1978, three sons, William, James and Gene Upchurch, a daughter, Shirley
Upchurch, and six brothers.
Survivors include her four sons and daughter-in-laws, Bud and Juanita
Upchurch of Bisbee, Ralph and Winnie Upchurch of Reddington, Calif., Jerry
and Geneva Upchurch of Thatcher, H.R. and Sharon Upchurch of McDougal,
Ark.; six daughters, Kathryn Green of Deport, Texas, Frances Davis of Fort
Worth, Texas, Patsy and James Philips of Hermiston, Ore., Rena and Charles
Ledford of Hermiston, Ore., Sandra and Clay Widener of Hermiston, Ore.,
and Carolyn and Dorgan Stiener of Springfield, Ore.; three sisters, Telitha
Gay of Longview, Texas, Rachel Lambert of Ector, Texas, and Lillian Kitchen
of Longview, Texas; 34 grandchildren, 71 great-grandchildren and several
Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 27, at
the First Baptist Church in Bisbee followed by services also at the church
at 11 a.m. Burial will follow services at Memory Gardens Cemetery also
All arrangements are being handled by Dugan Funeral Chapel
Maria Luisa Carabeo
Feb. 3, 1937 - Oct. 25, 1999
Maria Luisa Carabeo, Mary Lou a Bisbee, Ariz., native of 62 years,
passed away Monday, Oct. 25, 1999, in Tucson, Ariz., after a long illness.
She was born Feb. 3, 1937, in Bisbee. Her parents were Faustino and Agueda
Encinas Carabeo. Mary Lou was handicapped throughout her entire life.
Survivors include brothers Herberto (Josephina) Carabeo, Frank (Maria)
Carabeo, Ramon Carabeo, all from Bisbee, and Juan (Carmen) of Morenci,
Ariz.; sisters Aurelia (Lorenzo) Gonzales and Angie (Don) Casillas, both
from Bisbee; and many nieces and nephews.
Rosary was said at 9:30 a.m. today followed by the celebration of Mass
on Wednesday at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Father Stanley Nadolny will
officiate. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Bisbee/San Pedro Funeral
Homes have been engaged to provide services.
Patricia Ann (Cox) Dysinger
July 25, 1940 - Oct. 25, 1999
Patricia Ann (Cox) Dysinger died Monday, Oct. 25, 1999, at her home
in Jerome, Idaho. She was born July 25, 1940, to Robert and Margaret (Wilson)
Cox of Lockport, N.Y.
She was preceded in death by her father, Robert, in 1987, and her son,
Morris, in 1974. She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Robert Victor
Dysinger of Jerome, Idaho; a son, Robert Carl (Kelly) Dysinger of Tucson,
Ariz.; a daughter, Patricia Ann Hammond of Humble, Texas; grandsons, Robert
Lee Dysinger of Tucson, and Dallas and Matthew Hammond of Humble, Texas;
a granddaughter Elizabeth Mills of California; three great-granddaughters,
Angelica, Brittany and Arian of California; her mother Margaret Cox; sister
Roberta Hare; brother Thomas (Mary Ann) Cox, all of Lockport, N.Y.; sister-in-law
Joyce (David) Storey; brother-in-law David Simpson, both of Sierra Vista;
and nieces and nephews in Arizona, Texas and New York.
Pat attended school in Lockport, N.Y., and graduated from Lockport
Senior High School in 1958. She married Victor Dysinger on Aug. 2, 1958,
in Lockport. She was a loving wife and mother. She enjoyed being a homemaker
and also worked at times as a bookkeeper for various businesses. She enjoyed
art, crafts, genealogy and traveling. She and Victor had recently returned
from a trip to Alaska.
They lived in Sierra Vista from 1970 to 1972 and had owned and operated
Oliver Welding and Machine Shop.
There will be a viewing from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 29, at
Hove-Robertson Funeral Chapel in Jerome, Idaho. A memorial service will
be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30, at the LDS in Ward 1 in Jerome,
Idaho. Her ashes will be scattered on the California coast.
Lydia Lily Ybarra Miranda
Sept. 4, 1936 - Oct. 25, 1999
Lydia Lily Ybarra Miranda, 63, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., beloved wife
and mother, died Oct. 25, 1999. She was born in Superior, Ariz., to Tranquelino
and Maria Ybarra on Sept. 4, 1936.
She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Ray Miranda of Sierra Vista;
sons Ray Anthony Miranda (Anna Martinez) of Woodbridge, Va., Ruben Gilbert
Miranda (Teresa Babbie) of Sierra Vista, Martin Matthew Miranda (Janelle
Weiss) of Mt. Lemmon; daughters Roseanna Susan Lindley (James Lindley)
of El Paso, Texas, Lilly Miranda Garland (Kelly Garland) of Sierra Vista,
Elizabeth Lisa Luke (Brian Luke) of Tempe, Ariz., and Michelle Miranda
of Darien, Conn.; 12 grandchildren; brothers Albert Ybarra, Jose Ybarra,
Leopoldo Ybarra, and Richard Ybarra; and sister Gloria Ybarra Ogden.
Her kindness, caring and interminable strength and courage will be
missed by all who knew her. A memorial service will be held at a later
Thomas Robert Anderson
Jan. 23, 1962 - Oct. 21, 1999
Thomas Robert Anderson died in an auto accident in Germany on Oct.
Thomas was born in Levelland, Texas, on Jan. 23, 1962, to Richard and
Drenda (Fietz) Anderson. Thomas is survived by his parents, Richard and
Drenda Anderson of McNeal, Ariz.; his brother, Richard Anderson, Jr. also
of McNeal; his maternal grandmother, Christine Kirkpatrick of Salt Lake
City, Utah; and his paternal grandfather, Leonard Anderson of Lubbock,
Texas. He is also survived by aunts and uncles, Betty (Johnny) Srygley,
Myron (Janet) Fietz, John (Brenda) Fietz, Elaine (Bill) Christoffersen,
Margaret (Bill Oldham, R.B. (Bernice) Fietz, Michael (Dellanne) Fietz,
Phillip (Patti) Fietz, Bill (Peggy) Fietz, and their families.
Thomas graduated from Valley Union High School in Elfrida, Ariz. in
1980. He enlisted in the Army at Fort Huachuca in 1984. Thomas completed
basic training at Fort Sill, Okla. At Fort Gordon, Ga., Thomas received
the training for his avionics technical career. Thomas was a decorated
veteran of Desert Storm. He was assigned to the Raytheon Aerospace program
at the time of his death.
Services will be held at noon on Saturday, Oct. 30, in the Brown-Page
Mortuary in Douglas, and burial will be at McNeal.
Victor F. Lewandowski
Nov. 15, 1930 - Oct. 27, 1999
Victor F. Lewandowski, 68, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., passed away Wednesday,
Oct. 27, 1999, at the Sierra Vista Regional Health Center. He had been
an area resident for the past eight years.
Victor was born Nov. 15, 1930, in Chicago to Edward and Jessie (Wojciechowski)
Lewandowski. Victor later married Lois Ann Hoff in 1953.
He is survived by his wife, Lois Lewandowski; a son, Thomas Lewandowski,
both of Sierra Vista; a sister, Geraldine Mayer of Antiock, Ill.; and many
nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 1, 1999,
at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church, 800 N. Taylor Drive, in Sierra
Arrangements by Hatfield Funeral Home, 830 S. Highway 92, in Sierra
Billy L. Pickett
April 14, 1926 - Oct. 27, 1999
Billy L. Bill Pickett, 73, of Hereford, Ariz., died at his home on
Oct. 27, 1999, following a short illness. He was born April 14, 1926.
Pickett and his wife came to Arizona from Dayton, Ohio, in 1979 and
eventually settled in Hereford.
Pickett was a master mechanic and worked in that field all his life
for various automotive fires in Ohio and Arizona, including Star Chevrolet
in Sierra Vista, Ariz., from 1979 to 1986. He was a combat veteran of World
War II, serving with the 33rd Infantry Division in the liberation of the
Philippines, where he was awarded the Bronze Star. He was a life member
of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9972 in Sierra Vista.
Pickett is survived by his wife of 52 years, Betty J. Pickett; a daughter,
Cheryl A. Geer of Sierra Vista; two sons, Steven A. and wife Debbie Pickett
of Dayton, Ohio, and James C. and wife Valarie Pickett and their two children,
James D. and Kayla Jean Pickett, of Coos Bay, Ore.
A memorial date and time will be announced later. Interment will be
Arrangements have been entrusted to Jensens Sierra Vista Mortuary LLC.
Fred Henry Grill
July 1, 1929 - Oct. 27, 1999
Fred Henry Grill, born July 1, 1929, took his final trip to join his
departed family and friends on a new adventure on Oct. 27, 1999.
Fred was born in Chicago, Ill., to Tillie and Henry Grill. He attended
Chicago public schools and excelled at many sports.
He married Marianne Walsh on Feb. 16, 1952, and embarked on a 47-year
marriage, which produced six children. They raised their children in the
Chicago area where he worked as a landscape contractor and architect for
the Chicago Park District.
Because of his love for the Southwest, the family relocated to Sierra
Vista, Ariz., in November 1978. He affected whomever he met with his strong
persistence and his never-ending sense of humor. He was affectionately
referred to by his kids as the Dad-Man, and he was truly the King of Corn.
Fred and Marianne were fortunate enough to spend the last four summers
in a home they purchased in Rigby, Idaho. There, he enjoyed fishing on
his boat, drinking beer and traveling throughout Montana and Wyoming.
We love him more than anything and words cannot express how deeply
we will miss him. Our only comfort is knowing he is no longer suffering
and he will be watching over us always.
Fred is survived by his wife, Marianne of Sierra Vista; daughters Kathy
(Matt) Wells of Palmer, Alaska; Terry (Tom) French, Jennifer (James) Gayton
and Margaret Bruntz of Sierra Vista,;Mary (Van) Johnson of Rigby, Idaho;
a son, Mike (Sam) Grill of Sierra Vista; a sister, Margie Cunningham of
Manitowish Waters, Wis.; and a brother, John Hoogakker of Richmond, Va.
Also left to forever miss him are four wonderful grandsons and four beautiful
He was preceded in death by his father, Henry, in 1947 and by his mother,
Tillie, in 1992.
A rosary was recited at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, 1999, at Hatfield Funeral
Home. Funeral mass will be at 2 p.m. today, Monday, Nov. 1, 1999, at St.
Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church, 800 N. Taylor Drive, with the Rev.
Gregory Adolf officiating. Interment will follow at Cochise Memory Gardens
Cemetery, Charleston Road in Sierra Vista.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggest that donations may be made in
Freds name to the Arizona Lung Association, 102 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix
Arrangements by the Hatfield Funeral Home Inc., Sierra Vista.
Erick Milton Anderson
March 5, 1909 - Oct. 31, 1999
Erick Milton Anderson, 90, passed away at his home in Bisbee, Ariz.,
on Sunday, Oct. 31, 1999. Mr. Anderson was born in Kasota, Minn., on March
5, 1909. He has been a resident of Bisbee for 83 years after coming from
Minnesota. Milton worked as a hoist engineer for Phelps Dodge Corp. until
his retirement. He was a member of Perfect Ashlar Lodge No. 12 F &
A.M. Master for two terms and a member of the Douglas Elks and the Cochise
and Sabar Shrine Clubs.
Anderson was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Anderson, on April
Survivors include two daughters, Sugie Buchannan of Bisbee and Nancy
Powell of Tucson, Ariz.; and 11 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4, 1999,
at Dugan Funeral Chapel. Harry Mitchell will officiate. Burial will be
private. Arrangements are being handled by Dugan Funeral Chapel.
Bobbie Jean Langston
Aug. 10, 1931- Oct. 31, 1999
Bobbie Jean Langston, 68, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., passed away Sunday,
Oct. 31, 1999, at Life Care Center. She had been a resident of Sierra Vista
for 29 years.
Bobbie was born Aug. 10, 1931, in Amite, Tangipahoa Parish, La., to
Cassie R. and Alice P. (Courtney) Conerly. She grew up in Kokomo, Miss.
She met and married her husband, George Langston, in 1950 and followed
him throughout his 20-year Army career to various locations around the
world. George and Bobbie, along with their daughter Deborah, settled in
Sierra Vista in January 1970, where Bobbie performed volunteer work at
the Fort Huachuca Library for many years.
Bobbie is survived by her husband, George G. Langston of Sierra Vista;
a son, Perry G. (Elizabeth) Langston of Atlanta; a daughter, Deborah D.
(Al Chavez) Langston of Sierra Vista; a brother, Henry E. (Nan) Conerly
of Poplarville, Miss.; three grandchildren, Robert D. (Dana) Langston,
Melanie E. Langston, both of Atlanta, and Cameron L. (Jennifer) Chavez
of Sierra Vista.
Memorial services will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 2, at the
Hatfield Memorial Chapel, 830 S. Highway 92, with Pastor H. Lee Erwin officiating.
Interment will be private.
The family requests that donations be made in Bobbies name to Casa
de la Paz Hospice, 302 El Camino Real, Sierra Vista AZ 85635.
Arrangements by Hatfield Funeral Home Inc. in Sierra Vista.
Frank M. Claridge
Nov. 1, 1912 - Oct. 29, 1999
Frank M. Claridge, 86, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., passed away Friday,
Oct. 29, 1999. He had been a resident of Sierra Vista for four years.
Claridge was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, on Nov. 1, 1912. He
was the oldest of six children born to Frank and Florence (Wilson) Claridge.
When he was a young boy, the family moved to Missouri. During the Great
Depression, he went in search of work and ended up in Los Angeles.
He worked for the city of Los Angeles for 40 years. The first 20 he
was a police officer for the Los Angeles Police Department. This was followed
by 10 year stints with both the Building and Safety Department and the
Department of Airports.
For 10 years with the LAPD, he was a motorcycle patrolman, and motorcycles
were to be one of his passions for the rest of his life. He had seemingly
ridden through every crossroad in America at least once. He was a frequent
participant in cross-country motorcycle races, including one that went
from Mexico to Canada, and another that went to the four corners of the
continental United States. He was always the oldest participant in these
When he attended his high school class 65th reunion recently in Butler,
Mo., he surprised his classmates by riding his motorcycle to it. He positively
shocked them, however, when he informed them that he was going on to New
York after the reunion, then down to Florida to see one of his sons, then
back to Los Angeles.
He is survived by his wife Laura of Sierra Vista; two sons, Joe of
Somis, Calif., and Frank, Jr. of Clearwater, Fla. He also leaves two stepsons,
John Kearney of Lynwood, Wash., and Francisco Kearney of Tucson, Ariz.;
and a stepdaughter, Patricia Kearney of Glendale, Calif. In addition, he
leaves seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, of whom he tirelessly
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen; daughter, Judy;
three sisters and a brother.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 3, at
Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church, 1425 Yaqui, with Father Bob
Arrangements by Hatfield Funeral Home Inc. in Sierra Vista.
Donald D. Skip Erskine
Dec. 24, 1936 - Nov. 1, 1999
Donald D. Skip Erskine, 62, passed away Nov. 1, 1999, at Life Care
Center of Sierra Vista, Ariz.
Skip was born in Lima, Ohio, on Dec. 24, 1936, to James and Betty Erskine.
He joined the Army at an early age serving more than 29 years and traveling
all over the world. He received the Meritorious Service Medal twice, Army
Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal nine times, Vietnam Campaign Medal,
as well as the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry and many other citations.
Skip was a loving father and he will be missed greatly by all who knew
Skip is survived by his wife, Emma L. Erskine of Sierra Vista; and
a son, Jason E. Erskine of Fort Meade, Md.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5, at the
Post Cemetery on Fort Huachuca with military honors.
Arrangements by Hatfield Funeral Home Inc. in Sierra Vista
Shadden Thomas Amarillas-King
Oct. 30, 1999
Shadden Thomas Amarillas-King, stillborn infant son of Gina Amarillas
and Thomas King, was born on Saturday, Oct. 30, 1999, in Sierra Vista,
Survivors include his parents Gina Amarillas and Thomas King, both
of Tombstone, Ariz.; grandparents Anita and Jay Amarillas of Tombstone
and Wayne and Mary King of Tombstone; great-grandmother Helen Perotti of
Tombstone; an uncle Ronald King (Kelly) of Tucson, Ariz.; six aunts Melissa
Davis (Ed) Tombstone, Lori Anglin (Scott) of Georgia, Elizabeth Elliott
(Travis) of Colorado, Teresa Crowell (Daniel) of Texas, JoAnn Lytle (Shannon)
of Tombstone and Jaylea Meyer (David) of Sierra Vista; and numerous cousins
and great-great aunts and uncles.
A Memorial Mass will be said at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5, at Sacred
Heart Catholic Church in Tombstone. Burial will be private. Arrangements
are being handled by Dugan Funeral Chapel
Nov. 1, 1999
Joan Garner, a 23-year resident of Sierra Vista, Ariz., passed on to
be with her Lord on Nov. 1, 1999. She passed away at Sierra Vista Regional
Health Center following a long and valiant battle with lung cancer. Joan
was born to Angelo and Winifred Musto in Asbury Park, N.J. She graduated
from high school there and worked with her father as a fellow officer in
the Asbury Park Police Department.
Joan married Army Capt. Jesse Garner at Fort Monmouth, N.J. They were
an Army family serving at various locations before settling at Fort Huachuca/Sierra
Vista in 1977 and recently celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary.
Their children are Stan, Angelo, and Richard Garner of Sierra Vista;
Mrs. Lisa (Jim) Huff and Mrs. Missy (Thomas) Stewart, both of Sierra Vista;
and Chris Garner of Tucson, Ariz. Grandchildren include Ryan and DJ Emswiler,
Jessica Stine, Nathan Stewart and Katie Garner.
Joan was a member of the International Sisterhood of Beta Sigma Phi,
Preceptor Beta Iota Chapter in Sierra Vista. She was a devoted wife and
mother, a loving sister and a wonderful grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her aunt Claire Musto, a
brother Sonny and sisters Mary and Claire. She is survived by her husband,
her children, grandchildren and a sister Louise Jansson of Brooksville,
Fla., and a brother Tony Musto of Brick, N.J.
Father Greg Adolf will celebrate a memorial mass at 10:30 a.m., Friday,
Nov. 5, at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church, 800 W. Taylor Drive,
in Sierra Vista. Interment will be at the Mother Teresa Columbarium at
Our Lady of the Mountains. Contributions may be made in Joans name to St.
Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Jensens Sierra Vista Mortuary LLC.
William Edward Dickamore
Jan. 15, 1917 - Nov. 1, 1999
William Edward Dickamore, 82, passed away Nov. 1, 1999.
He was born Jan. 15, 1917, in Blackpine, Idaho, to William Dickamore
and Edna Hancock Dickamore. He married Viola Lee on Feb. 17, 1943, in Salt
He worked for Southern Pacific Railroad for 20 years. Then he became
a building contractor and taught his sons the trade. He enjoyed building
houses together with them, watching sports, the mountains and pets.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years; his children Allen, Blain,
Elona, Jeanne, Jerry, Eddie, Max, Dale and Vern; 13 grandchildren and eight
great-grandchildren. He also is survived by four brothers and two sisters.
He was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.
Lois A. Anderson
June 29, 1934 - Nov. 3, 1999
Lois A. Anderson, 65, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., passed away Wednesday,
Nov. 3, 1999, after a long battle with cancer. She had been an area resident
for 14 years.
Lois was born June 29, 1934, in Shrewsbury, Mass., to Ruel and Beatrice
Dudley. She graduated in 1953 from Shrewsburys Major Beal High School.
For many years she was a dispatcher for the Worcester area cab companies.
She was an avid reader and traveler. She will be greatly missed by all
who knew her.
She is survived by her husband, Cecil V. Anderson of Sierra Vista;
daughters Sheryll A. Masterson of Whitinsville, Mass., Tracy C. Anderson
of South Daytona, Fla., and Lynda L. Colasono of Columbus, Ga.; a son,
John W. Anderson of Sierra Vista; a sister, Beatrice L. Blunt of Shrewsbury,
Mass.; and three granddaughters, two grandsons and a great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jean Louise in 1960, and also
a sister, Susan C. Walsh, and a brother, Ruel W. Dudley Jr.
Visitation will be at Hatfield Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday,
Nov. 5, with Rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday,
Nov. 6, at Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church with Father Bob Bryerton
officiating. Interment will be private.
Arrangements are by Hatfield Funeral Home Inc. in Sierra Vista.
Adele Jane Massa
Oct. 6, 1922 - Nov. 2, 1999
Adele Jane Massa, 77, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., passed away Tuesday,
Nov. 2, 1999, at the Life Care Center. She had been an area resident for
Adele was born Oct. 6, 1922, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to William and Harriet
Stuart. She was the wife of Peter Massa Jr., and they were married from
1951 until his death in 1995. She was a devoted wife and mother she will
be greatly missed by all.
She is survived by two sons, Michael (Marvelyn) Massa of Sierra Vista
and Peter (Maryann) Massa of Princeton, N.J.; a brother, William Stuart;
grandchildren, Kristanne B. Korsch, Brian Massa and Christopher Massa;
and a great-grandchild, Calvin Korsch.
A time of visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6,
at the Hatfield Funeral Home. Interment will be private at a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hatfield Funeral Home Inc.
Grady H. Banister Jr.
Jan. 23, 1927 - Nov. 1, 1999
Grady H. Banister Jr., 72, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., passed away Monday,
Nov. 1, 1999, at the Tucson Medical Center in Tucson, Ariz. He fulfilled
his lifelong dream of living in Arizona when he moved to the Sierra Vista
area more than 20 years ago.
Grady was born on Jan. 23, 1927, in Anniston, Ala., to Grady and Mary
Banister, and he graduated from West Point in 1950. He also graduated from
Stanford University earning a masters degree in electrical engineering
and industrial engineering. He served in the 97th Signal Battalion and
later served as a statutory agent for the 97th.
Grady had a large impact on the community through his many acts of
community service. He gave endlessly of his time and talents at Our Lady
of the Mountains Catholic Parish, Huachuca Museum Society, Friends of the
San Pedro River, Fry Fire Department, Ramsey Canyon Nature Conservancy
Preserve and Pueblo del Sol Homeowners Association. He had a special talent
for helping seniors with income tax preparation.
Grady served 16 years as a technical director for the U.S. Army Electronic
Proving Ground and also was one of the original developers of COBOL. He
retired from civil service as an SES in February of 1994. Grady was a loving,
attentive husband for 50 wonderful years, caring and supportive father,
and a great friend to everyone. He will be dearly missed by all who knew
and loved him.
Grady is survived by his wife, Bess F. Banister; seven children, Grady
H. (Diane) Banister III, Michael J. Banister, Mark P. (Christine) Banister,
Deb Banister, Cathy Banister, John L. Banister, Mary T. Hosmer; 12 grandchildren,
Carrie, Grady IV and Jamie Banister, Susan, Steve, Samantha and Naomi Banister,
Danny, Tess and Luke Mackin and Matthew A. Carter and Kelsey Hosmer; and
three brothers, Chris (Vivian) Banister, William (Jane) Banister and Simon
A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Mountains
Catholic Church with Father Bob Bryerton officiating. Interment will follow
at Mother Theresa Columbarium.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Grady H. Banister
Jr. Memorial Fund, c/o Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church, 125 Yaqui
St., Sierra Vista AZ 85650.
Arrangements are by Hatfield Funeral Home Inc. in Sierra Vista
Henery T. Josz
April 5, 1919 - Oct. 10, 1999
Henery T. Josz, 80, passed away Oct. 10, 1999, in Greer, Ariz., where
he has been a resident for the past 25 years. He was born April 5, 1919,
in Detroit, Mich. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II who
served as a weather forecaster in the European-African-Middle Eastern Theatre
and Asiatic-Pacific Theatre, including the Burma Campaign.
He received various decorations and citations including the Bronze
Star. He also worked in meteorology at the Army Electronic Proving Ground
at Fort Huachuca. He was a former Ford dealer in Capac, Mich. and Van Wert,
Josz is survived by his wife, Mary Davette (Foster) Josz, a native
of Bisbee; one brother Zygmund Josz and nephew, Robert Josz; as well as
numerous nieces and nephews on his wifes side. No services will be held.
Contributions may be made to RTA Hospice, Rt. 4, Box 1740, Lakeside AZ.
Venice F. Lewis
Sept. 13, 1916 - Oct. 29, 1999
Venice F. Lewis, 83, passed away Friday, Oct. 29, 1999, at the Sacred
Heart Medical Center in Eugene, Ore. Venice was born Sept. 13, 1916, in
Little Point, Ind., to Frank and Dora Curtis Lewis. He was a member of
Walnut Chapel Friends Church in Belle Union, Ind.
Venice started his chosen career in communications as a very young
child. His family operated and maintained the Belle Union telephone switch
and transmission lines from their home for the Indiana Telephone Association.
During his teen-age years, he moved to Indianapolis where he attended and
graduated from Arsenal Technical High School. Following high school, he
continued his career in communications and electronics with Indiana Bell
Telephone, where he worked for more than 45 years in Indianapolis before
retiring in 1979.
Venice married the former Lelia Mae Smith on Oct. 19, 1940. During
World War II, he served with the 843rd Signal Service Battalion, U.S. Army
Signal Corps as a communications wire chief, T-3. He was stationed in Edmonton,
Alberta, Canada, with duty along the Alaskan Highway. He was an activity
member of his World War II reunion group that still meets annually in Canada
and the States.
Venice and his wife moved to Sierra Vista, Ariz., from Cherokee Village,
Ark., in 1982. They have a summer residence in Eugene. He enjoyed antique
cars, construction and electronics. He was a member of the American Legion,
Communication Workers of America, Veterans Motor Car Club, Hummingbird
Chapter and Sierra Vista Car Club. He attended the San Pedro Evangelical
Venice is survived by his wife, Lelia Mae Lewis; two sons, Gordon H.
Lewis of Huachuca City, Ariz., and Norman F. Lewis of Eugene; a brother,
Shirl Lewis of Lawrenceville, Ga.; and two grandsons, Briggs R.D. Lewis
of Bellevue, Wash., and Brian F.M. Lewis of Eugene.
A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 14, at
the Unity of the Valley Church, Eugene. In lieu of flowers, contributions
may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, the American Heart Association
or the American Lung Association.
Aug. 9, 1914 - Oct. 24, 1999
Services were held at Torf Funeral Chapel, Chelsea, Mass., on Tuesday
for Mollie (Morrison) Daniels, 85, of Chelsea, who died on Oct. 24, 1999,
at the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center in Roslindale, Mass., after a short
A frequent visitor of Sierra Vista, Ariz., she will be greatly missed.
Born in Chelsea, Mass., Mrs. Daniels was a lifelong resident. A graduate
of Chelsea Schools, she worked as a hairdresser and a homemaker. She was
an active member with many of the ceramic shops both in Arizona and Massachusetts,
a member of the Chelsea Senior Citizens, the Jewish Community Center in
Revere and the Salvation Army. During World War II, she also served as
a supply sergeant.
Mrs. Daniels was the wife of the late Wallace Y. Daniels. She is survived
by her son Alan Daniels and his wife Kari both of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and
her daughter, Marcia Daniels of Sierra Vista.
She is survived by her sisters formerly eight siblings, five girls,
three boys Frances Caplan of Chelsea, Mass., Rose Milner of Stoughton,
Mass., and Esther Goldberg of Portland, Maine. She also is survived by
her grandchildren Jason and Kristen.
Memorial services will be private. Interment was in Everett, Mass.
Contributions in Mrs. Daniels memory may be made to a charity of your
choice or the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center, 1200 Center St., Roslindale