Nellie M. Pierson
Nellie M. Pierson died Friday, Aug. 27, 1999 in Kingman. She was 83.
Mrs. Pierson was born on May 4, 1916 in Florence, Neb. She lived in
Kingman for the past five years. Previously, she lived in Beaumont, Calif.,
for five years, and in Woodland, Calif., for 15 years.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Pierson is survived by: two sons, Cody D. Pierson of Desert Hot
Springs, Calif., and Michael W. Pierson of Beaumont, Calif.; three daughters,
Rosie Stout of Sacramento, Calif., Patricia King of Kingman, and Judy K.
Adams of Kingman; brother Dusty Elbert of Tampa, Fla.; three sisters, Jennie
Hearnett of Murietta, Calif., Ellen Gandini of Sebastopol, Calif., and
Virginia Longee of Winston, Ore.; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren;
and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until noon on Friday, Sept. 3, 1999
at Weaver Mortuary in Beaumont. Funeral Service will be at 1 p.m., Friday,
Sept. 3, 1999 at Riverside National Cemetery, staging area No. 5, Riverside,
Sam O. Campbell
Sam O. Campbell died Friday, Aug. 27, 1999 in Kingman. He was 83.
Mr. Campbell was born on Jan. 29, 1917 in Clark, Texas.
He moved to Kingman from Clark, Texas in the early 1930s. Mr. Campbell
worked at many different mines in the area including the Producers Mine
in Chloride. He later owned and operated an auto repair shop on Andy Devine
Ave. He was also owner and operator of a Datsun car dealership until his
retirement. He was a member and the Elks Lodge and served in the Navy.
Mr. Campbell is survived by: his wife of 43 years, Juanita Campbell
of Kingman; son Stanley C. Campbell of Kingman; step-son, J. Dale Crook
of Oklahoma; brother Bill Campbell of Houston, Texas; three sisters, Francis
Fowler and Beatrice Lane of Houston, Texas, and Helen Wiggins of Katy,
Texas; 11 grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. He was preceded in
death by one daughter, two brothers and one sister.
No services are planned. Cremation will be handled by Sutton Crematory.
Nellie M. Pierson
Willmar "Bill" Carey
Willmar "Bill" Carey of Golden Valley died Tuesday Aug. 24, 1999 in
Kingman. He was 73.
Mr. Carey was born May 1, 1926 in Wolf Point, Mont. He lived in Golden
Valley for 30 years after moving there from Montana. He was a ranch manager.
Mr. Carey served in the U.S. Army military police during World War
II. He was a member of the American Legion and VFW.
Mr. Carey is survived by: son William E. Carey of Thousand Oaks, Calif.;
three brothers, Kenneth of Chatsworth, Calif., Victor of Scottsdale, and
George of Billings, Mont.; three sisters, June of Lynnwood, Wash., Cleo
of Santa Barbara, Calif., and Mildred of Bellingham, Wash.; three grandchildren;
and one great-grandchild.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Monday Aug. 30, 1999 at
American Legion Post No. 22, 3435 N. Verde Road on Golden Valley. The family
asks that memorial donations, in lieu of flowers, be made to the Pet Protection
Organization of Kingman, P.O. Box 54, Kingman, Ariz., 86402.
Clifford Wilson Blanton
Clifford Wilson Blanton died Friday, Aug. 27, 1999 in Kingman. He was
Mr. Blanton was born July 7, 1920 in Holcomb, Mo. He served in the
U.S. Navy in Korea and World War II, retiring after 20 years with the rating
of chief petty officer, and later worked as a foreman in the city water
department in Vernon, Calif., for 16 years.
Mr. Blanton is survived by: his wife, Katheryn of Kingman; one daughter,
Linda Alston of Englewood, Calif.; one son, Clifford Blanton of Covina,
Calif.; two stepdaughters, Carolyn Bushey of Kensington, Conn. and Donna
Boyett of Kingman; one stepson, Richard Smith of Gladstone, Ore.; and one
sister, Joyce Bateman of Missouri. He was preceded in death by a stepson,
Visitation will be held at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home from noon to
2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, 1999. A funeral service follows at 2 p.m. Cremation
will be handled by Sutton Crematory.
Mary Louise Gibbs
Mary Louise Gibbs died Wednesday Aug. 25, 1999, in Kingman. She was
Mrs. Gibbs was born Dec. 14, 1911 in Battle Creek, Mich. She worked
as director of the Kingman Head Start educational program for seven years.
She was a member of the Katherine Heidenreich Adult Center.
Mrs. Gibbs is survived by: one son, Jim Matthews of Kingman; four daughters,
Betty Block, Mary Ellen Meadows, Sarah Jane White and Susan Dugo, all of
Kingman; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three nieces and several
cousins. She was preceded in death by: her parents; husband; one sister,
Catherine Elizabeth Von Evers; and one brother, Morris Brigstock.
A memorial service will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Friday Aug. 27, 1999
at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. Sutton Crematory will handle cremation.
William A. Powers
William A. Powers died Monday Aug. 23, 1999 in Kingman. He was 91.
Mr. Powers was born on July 23, 1908 in Kansas City, Mo., and lived
in Kingman for 25 years. He was a mail carrier. He served in the Army Air
Force during World War II.
Mr. Powers is survived by: his wife, Patricia Powers of Kingman.
No services are planned. Burial will be at Desert Lawn Memorial Park
Sue Kathlyne "Kitty" Emery
Sue Kathlyne "Kitty" Emery died Saturday Aug. 21, 1999 in Phoenix. She
Mrs. Emery was born on March 24, 1942 in Hanford, Calif. She lived
in Kingman for 20 years. She worked as the manager of Crazy Fred's truck
She is survived by: her mother, Sue Shaw; two daughters, Kelly and
Katrina of Kingman; one son, Thomas; and five grandchildren.
Services will be at 9 a.m., Friday Aug. 27, 1999 at Hualapai Mountain
Park. Parking will be in the dirt area outside the gates. A shuttle service
to cabin No. 2 will be available. A reception will follow at Church of
Christ Fellowship Hall at Robinson Street and Stockton Hill Road.
Louise Huey Peterson
Louise Huey Peterson died Sunday Aug. 22, 1999 in Prescott. She was
90. Mrs. Peterson was born July 31, 1909 in Dustin, Okla., to James and
Pheby (Price) Millsap.
Mrs. Peterson moved to Kingman from Oklahoma in 1946. While in Kingman,
she worked at Mohave General Hospital for more than 20 years. She was a
member of the First Baptist Church and Manzanita Baptist Church. She was
a 50-year member of Kingman Rebecca Lodge No. 12. She moved to Prescott
Mrs. Peterson is survived by: two sons, Lawrence Huey of Wasilla, Ala.,
and Jerrel Huey of Ruston, La.; two sisters, Vera Rouse and Virginia Hall;
five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death
by: husbands W.H. Huey and Martin Peterson; and one son, Eldon Huey.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday Aug. 26 at Manzanita
Baptist Church, 2040 Golden Gate St. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m.,
Friday Aug. 27, 1999, at Mountain View Cemetery.
Ethel Mae McCraley
Ethel Mae McCraley, formerly of Kingman, died Monday, Aug. 23, 1999
in Eukiah, Calif. She was 84.
Mrs. McCraley was born in Prescott on Oct. 30, 1914.
Mrs. McCraley is survived by: her husband of 63 years, Don McCraley;
daughter Dawnie McCraley of Redondo Beach, Calif.; three sons, Wade McCraley
of Phoenix, Tom McCraley of Yuma, and Bob McCraley of Eukiah, Calif.; 15
grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 26, 1999 at Eversole
Mortuary in Eukiah, Calif. Burial will be at Ogden Cemetery in Ogden, Utah.
Ruby L. Jolls
Ruby L. Jolls died Sunday, Aug. 15, 1999 in Kingman. She was 82.
Mrs. Jolls was born Nov. 16, 1916 in Flint, Texas. She moved to Kingman
Mrs. Jolls was a homemaker. She was a member of the Worldwide Church
Mrs. Jolls is survived by: one daughter, Rose M. Demming of Prescott;
one brother, Leon Morrow of Flint, Texas; six grandsons; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by: her husband, Claude A. Jolls; and one granddaughter.
A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m., Saturday Aug. 21, 1999
at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Kingman. Cremation will be handled by
Eloise B. Smith
Eloise B. Smith died Wednesday Aug. 18, 1999 in Kingman. She was 79.
Mrs. Smith was born April 16, 1920 in Eldon, Iowa. She lived in Kingman
for 26 years. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Smith is survived by: her husband, Scott L. Smith of Kingman;
one sister, Rena C. Lynch of Ottumwa, Iowa; three grandchildren.; and seven
great-grandchildren. No services were announced.
Andy M. Kellum
Andy M. Kellum died Monday Aug. 16, 1999, in Kingman. He was 76.
Mr. Kellum was born on Nov. 29, 1922 in Line, Ark. He lived in Mohave
County for 37 years after moving from Tucson. He was mine foreman for Duval
Mine Corp and was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 22.
Mr. Kellum is survived by: his wife of 56 years, Katherine Kellum of
Kingman; one daughter, Andra Goldberg of Kingman; one son, Roger Kellum
of Kingman; two grandchildren; and two aunts.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Friday Aug. 20, 1999 at
Sutton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery.
Albert Leon Patch
Albert Leon Patch died Sunday Aug. 15, 1999 in Kingman. He was 79.
Mr. Patch was born April 23, 1920 in Toledo, Ohio. Before moving to
Kingman, he lived in Michigan. Mr. Patch worked as a mason in the construction
industry. He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Marines during World War
II. He was awarded a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. He was a member of
the Sixth Marine Division Association, VFW and the Disabled American Veterans.
Mr. Patch is survived by: two sons: Bradley Patch and Mark Patch, both
of Michigan; one daughter, Vicki Kitchen of Michigan; two sisters, Ellen
Wickenheiser and Alicia Oldham; one brother, Victor Patch; nine grandchildren;
and five great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held in Warren, Mich., on Friday, Aug. 20,
1999. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
Albert T. Salisbury
Albert T. Salisbury died Monday, Aug. 16, 1999 in Dolan Springs. He
Mr. Salisbury was born on Oct. 2, 1926 in Providence, R.I. He moved
to Mohave County from Lomita, Calif. He lived in Mohave County for 12 years.
He worked as an electrician, roughneck, truck driver and mechanic.
He retired from the City of Torrance. He was a member of the Elks Club.
Mr. Salisbury is survived by: wife Shirley Salisbury of Dolan Springs;
three sons, Leslie, Steve and Gary; four daughters, Cindy, Pam, Jordan
and Jeanine, all of California; three brothers, Jake, Ronald and Donald;
sister Barbara; mother Josephine Rees of Providence, R.I.; nine grandchildren;
and one great grandchild.
No services were announced.
Jesse Laroy Ford
Jesse Laroy Ford of Golden Valley died Wednesday Aug. 11, 1999. He was
Mr. Ford was born Aug. 25, 1943, in Bastrop, La. He served in the U.S.
Navy during the Vietnam conflict. He had been employed as a bartender.
Mr. Ford is survived by: His mother, Alice Lacey; one brother, Bob
Ford; and three sisters, Carol Reiger, Jeanette Chenowith, and Sandy Riddle.
No services were announced.
John Edward Leao
John Edward Leao died Wednesday, August 11, 1999 in Kingman. He was
Mr. Leao was born August 31, 1922 in Brookfield, Mass. He worked as
an equipment supervisor for a construction firm. He was a member of the
Masonic Lodge in St. Johnsbury, Utah; Shriners Lodge in Norwood, N.Y.;
Eastern Star in Essex, Utah; and Hualapai Four Wheelers. He served in World
War II as a motor mechanic mate first class.
Mr. Leao is survived by: wife Elanor (Binley) Leao; son Dean Leao of
Canyon Country, Calif.; daughter Linda Raymond of Fayetteville, N.Y.; sister
Mrs. James Selter of Sheridan, Calif.; and brother Gordon Leao of Spencer,
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, August 14, 1999
at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. Cremation will be handled by Sutton Crematory.
The family requests that memorial donations be made to the Shriners
Hospital for Crippled Children, Fairfax and Virginia St., Salt Lake City,
James D. Mallory
James D. Mallory died Saturday, August 7, 1999 in Kingman. He was 70.
Mr. Mallory was born on Aug. 7, 1929 in Newhall, Calif.
Mr. Mallory served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was a
member of VFW Post No. 10386 in Kingman and American Legion Post No. 814
in Panorama City, Calif.
Mr. Mallory is survived by: his wife, Jean Mallory of Kingman; one
daughter, Janette Slajchert of California; and one grandson. He was preceded
in death by one son, Jeff Mallory, in 1988.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday Aug. 11, 1999 at College
Park Southern Baptist Church. A memorial luncheon will follow immediately
at the VFW Post No. 10386, 3036 E. John L. Ave.
Memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.
Michael D. Reid
Michael D. Reid died Thursday Aug. 5, 1999 in Phoenix. He was 17.
Michael was born on Aug. 22, 1988 in Blythe, Calif. He came to Kingman
from Blythe with his parents in 1982.
Michael is survived by: his father, Dennis Reid of Kingman; his mother,
Deborah Shire; one brother, Anthony Shire; grandfather Verlin Reid of Kingman;
grandmother Vera May Reid of Moequa, Ill.; grandfather Stephen Fitch of
Eugene, Ore.; two uncles; one aunt; and stepmother Leann Norris.
Funeral services are pending.
Beth E. Moulton
Beth E. Moulton died Saturday Aug.7, 1999 in Kingman. She was 55.
Mrs. Moulton was born July 12, 1944 in Greenville, Ohio. She was a
resident of Kingman since 1964.
She worked as a sales representative for Avon cosmetics company for
23 years. She was a member of the First Assembly of God in Kingman.
Mrs. Moulton is survived by: her husband, Larry Moulton of Kingman;
one daughter, Trudy Rich of Kingman; one sister, Saundra Waalkens of Kingman;
and one grandchild. She was preceded in death by: one son, Ronald Moulton
in 1982; one sister, Barbara Dumford in 1991; and one brother, Donald Bolenbaugh
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday Aug. 12, 1999
First Assembly of God. Sutton Crematory will handle cremation.
Howard Guild Harrison
Howard Guild Harrison died Thursday Aug. 5, 1999, in Golden Valley.
He was 87.
Mr. Harrison was born Nov., 25, 1911, in Missouri. He worked on the
Maui Island Naval Shipyard for 30 years as a Civil Service electrical engineer.
He was an amateur radio operator and a member of the Christian Missionary
Alliance Church in Kingman. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Mr. Harrison is survived by: two daughters, Ruth Bedard of Rosemond,
Calif., and Trina Harrison of Bullhead City; three sons, William Harrison
Sr. of Golden Valley, Donald Harrison of Kingman, and William Harrison
Jr. of Golden Valley; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by: his wife, Alice Margaret Bapple Harrison.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, 1999,
at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at noon
Tuesday at Mountain View Cemetery.
James Raoul Montagne
James Raoul Montagne died Tuesday, July 27, 1999 in Dolan Springs. He
Mr. Montagne was born Aug. 24, 1927 in Abbeyville, La. He served in
the United States Navy during World War II and was a member of the Stan
Kenton Band. He later graduated from the University of Oregon, and began
an X-ray business.
Mr. Montagne is survived by: his wife, Pam Bertholy Montagne; three
sons, James Montagne of Hemet, Calif., Christopher Montagne of Elk Grove,
Calif. and Bradley Montagne of San Diego, Calif.; one daughter, Nicki Stewart
of San Jose, Calif.; three stepdaughters, Missi Winter of Las Vegas, Richanne
Caballero of Las Vegas and Michelle Martin of Ammon, Idaho; 16 grandchildren;
and three great grandchildren.
Cremation and services were held in Las Vegas, Nev. A military service
is planned in Bellinghham, Wash.
Melvin Joseph Pete
Melvin Joseph Pete died Wednesday Aug. 4, 1999 in Kingman. He was 81.
Mr. Pete was born on Sept. 14, 1917 in Monroe, Mich.
He worked in dispatch for Great Lakes Trucking Company. He served in
the U.S. Army during World War II; was a member of VFW Post No. 995 in
Bitely, Mich.; and was a member of St. Johns United Methodist Church in
Mr. Pete is survived by: hiw wife, Nancy A. Pete of Kingman; one daughter,
Carol Ann Dantzer of Toledo, Ohio; two sisters, Jeanette Russeu of La Salle,
Mich., and Hazel Yenor of Monroe, Mich.; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren;
and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by: one son, Richard
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday Aug. 6, 1999
at St. Johns United Methodist Church. Cremation will be handled by Sutton
Memorial donations may be made to St. Johns United Methodist Church,
1730 Kino, Ave., Kingman, Ariz., 86401.
James O. Eagan
James O. Eagan died Sunday, Aug. 1, 1999 in Kingman. He was 83.
Mr. Eagan was born Jan. 25, 1916 in Marion, Wis. He was a farmer and
a cowboy. He was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army and served during World
War II. He was a member of the VFW Post No. 10386 in Kingman and American
Legion Post No. 388 in Wisconsin.
Mr. Eagan is survived by: his wife, La Van Eagan of Kingman; three
daughters, Peggy Eagan and Kathy Jones, both of Neshkoro, Wisc., and Ann
Eagan of Flagstaff; one son, James P. Eagan of Phoenix; three sisters,
Irene Bosz of Racine, Wisc., Mary Solchenberger of Neshkoro, Wisc., and
Anabel Leonard of Vancouver, Wash.; and six grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 5,
1999, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. Services will be at 10 a.m., Friday
Aug. 6, 1999 at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial will be at the National
Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix. Memorial donations can be made
to St. Mary's Catholic Church, 317, Spring St., Kingman Ariz., 86401, or
to St. Vincent de Paul, 218 E. Beale St., Kingman Ariz., 86401.