Leonard Jerome Seabeck
Leonard Jerome Seabeck died Saturday May 12, 2001 in Kingman. He was
Mr. Seabeck was born July 8, 1932, at Omaha, Neb. He worked 32 years
for the U.S. Post Office in California as a postal clerk prior to moving
to Kingman. He was also a member of the U.S. Air Force during the Korean
Mr. Seabeck is survived by: his wife, Ruth M. (Keeman) Seabeck of Kingman;
five daughters, Susan Seabeck of Denver, Colo., Cynthia Rauch of Glendale,
Colo., Sandra De La Cruz of Lancaster, Calif., Teri Goffredo of Sunland,
Calif., and Karen Dropulic of Bullhead City; one brother, Joseph Seabeck
of Wenatchee, Wash.; seven grandchildren; and two nephews and two nieces.
Visitation will run from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday May 15, 2001, at Sutton
Memorial Funeral Home with a Rosary being said at 6 p.m. Funeral services
will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday May 16, 2001, also at Sutton Memorial
Funeral Home, with Deacon Jose Rodriguez officiating. Burial will be at
Mountain View Cemetery.
Jack C. Chandler
Jack C. Chandler of Kingman died May 5, 2001, in Las Vegas, Nev. He
Mr. Chandler was born Aug. 8, 1938, in England, Ark., and came to Kingman
39 years ago from Yuma. He worked for the Duval Mining Corp. for 14 years
and also worked for the Mohave County Road Department and Pilot Oil Co.
as a truck driver. He was a member of the Elks Lodge and the Tri Lakes
Bass Club. He served in the U.S. Army.
Mr. Chandler is survived by: his wife of 35 years, Judy Chandler of
Kingman; his mother, Hazel Chandler of Winterhaven, Calif.; and one sister,
Frances Brown of Ceres, Calif.
Edgar James Wilson
Edgar James Wilson died Saturday May 5, 2001.
Mr. Wilson was born and raised in San Diego County, Calif. He was a
bridge builder employed by Peter Kiewit Sons and a member of Union No.
383. He was also an avid fisherman and guitar player.
Mr. Wilson is survived by: his wife, Rena Wilson of Kingman; one son,
Paul Arias of Albuquerque, N.M.; a sister, Barbara Burke; two nieces; one
nephew; and one aunt.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursday May 10, 2001,
at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. Services will follow at 3 p.m.
Philip Thomas, a Kingman resident, died Friday May 4, 2001, in Barstow,
Calif. He was 50.
Mr. Thomas was born Sept. 26, 1950, in Marion, Ohio. He moved to Kingman
from Phoenix. He worked as a truck driver for ABF Trucking in Kingman.
Mr. Thomas was a member of Teamsters union local No. 104. He served in
the U.S. Air Force in the Vietnam War.
Mr. Thomas is survived by: his wife, Mary Thomas of Kingman; one son,
Henry Thomas of Phoenix; his mother, Lavern Thomas of Marion, Ohio; one
brother, Gary of Marion, Ohio; and three sisters, Cindy and Sherry, both
of Marion, Ohio, and Barbara of Rockline, Calif.
A memorial service will be held today, May 8, 2001, at Hualapai Baptist
Church. Graveside service and burial will be Saturday May 12, 2001, at
Veterans Cemetery in Phoenix.
Sharon Lea Adkins
Sharon Lea Adkins, a Valentine resident, died Monday May 7, 2001, in
Kingman. She was 58.
Mrs. Adkins was born Aug. 17, 1942, in San Diego, Calif. She moved
to the Kingman area 57 years ago. She worked for Mohave County Sheriff's
Office detective and for Crumb Crushers Daycare.
Mrs. Adkins is survived by: her husband of 42 years, Jerry Adkins of
Valentine; two daughters, Sharue Johnson of Kingman and Jerrine Bruce of
Kingman; two sons, Chance Adkins of Kingman and Rusten Adkins of Valentine;
and six grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday May 9, 2001, at
College Park Baptist Church.
Charles E. Waalkens
Charles E. Waalkens died Saturday May 5, 2001, in Kingman. He was 83.
Mr. Waalkens was born July 31, 1917, in Lowry, S.D. He worked as a
punch press operator for Rockwell International in California for more
than 25 years. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Mr. Waalkens is survived by: two sons, Tommy Waalkens of Kingman and
Phillip C. Waalkens of Escondido, Calif.; three daughters, Norma Clarke
of Phoenix, Shirley Isslieb of San Diego, Calif., and Francis Bellerue
of Tucson; four sisters, Annie Jewson of Fond De Lac, Wisc., Rose Johnson
of Combined Locks, Wisc., Kate Erickson of Kenosha, Wisc., and Margaret
Anderson of Rhinelander, Wisc.; three brothers, Hilco Waalkens and Alfred
Waalkens, both of Rhinelander, Wisc., and Willie Waalkens of Argone, Wisc.;
nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and many great-great-grandchildren.
His wife, Lora C. Waalkens, preceded him in death in Nov. 1988.
Services will be held Thursday May 10, 2001, at Sutton Memorial Funeral
Home; visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. followed by funeral services
at 11 a.m. Pastor Norman Taylor will officiate. Burial will be at Crestlawn
Memorial Park in Riverside, Calif.
Glorie Marie Vanderplaats
Glorie Marie Vanderplaats died Saturday May 5, 2001, in Kingman. She
Mrs. Vanderplaats was born March 31, 2001, in Leonard, N.D. She worked
as a senior office assistant for more than 15 years. Her last employer
was the Mohave County Treasurer's Office.
Mrs. Vanderplaats is survived by: one daughter, Ranee Grimes of Kingman;
two sons, Randy Vanderplaats of Kingman and Trevor Vanderplaats of Fayetteville,
N.D.; one sister, Sharon Buchholz of Tacna; two brothers, Gerry Schossow
of Roanoke, Va., and Maynard Schossow of Pelican Lake, Minn.; and four
grandchildren. Her husband Charles Vanderplaats preceded her in death.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday May 12, 2001, at
Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. Rev. Ronald Fair will officiate. Sutton Crematory
will handle cremation.
Robert Wesley Wilson
Robert Wesley Wilson died Tuesday May 1, 2001, in Golden Valley. He
Mr. Wilson was born Feb. 23, 1915, in Santa Monica, Calif. He moved
to Mohave County 16 years ago from Covina, Calif. He retired 1976 from
a career as a cement mixer. He was a member of Local No. 923 Plasterers
and Cement Masons Union and the American Legion. He served in the U.S.
Navy as a flight engineer and tail gunner on a PBY2 Coronado during World
War II. He attended Golden Valley Baptist Church.
Mr. Wilson is survived by: one brother, Norman Wilson of Glendora,
Calif.; one sister, Millie Ferm of Baldwin Park, Calif.; one son, Richard
Wilson of Golden Valley; one daughter, Judy Smith of Golden Valley; five
grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday May 5, 2001, at
Golden Valley Baptist Church.
Ina Mae Kornmeyer
Ina Mae Kornmeyer, a Kingman resident, died Thursday April 26, 2001,
in Lake Havasu City. She was 100.
Mrs. Kornmeyer was born May 14, 1900, in Liberty Township, Osborne
County, Kan., to George Washington Case and Myrtus Mable (Rudy) Case.
Mrs. Kornmeyer came to Kingman in 1965. She worked as a quality assurance
inspector for Boeing Aircraft, was manager of the PX restaurant at Beale
Air Force Base and was a housewife.
Mrs. Kornmeyer is survived by: two brothers, Paul Case of Wichita,
Kan., and Ralph Case of Independence, Mo.; one son, Roy Kornmeyer of Kingman;
three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
Her husband of 71 years, Roy Kornmeyer Sr.; six sisters, Violet, Matilda,
Maude, Vesta, Peggy and Anna; two brothers, Elmer and Horace; and many
nieces and nephews preceded her in death.
Pastor Dennis Colvig will officiate a memorial service at 2 p.m. Sunday
May 6, 2001, at Kingman Christian Church. Memorial contributions may be
made to the Kingman branch of the Salvation Army.
Ann B. Osterman
Ann B. Osterman, a Kingman resident, died Friday April 27, 2001, in
Seattle, Wash. She was 73.
Mrs. Osterman was born Feb. 1, 1928, in Selma, Ala. She was a daycare
Mrs. Osterman is survived by: her husband John Osterman of Kingman;
three sons, John "Sparke" Osterman of Kingman, Chuck Osterman of Kingman,
and Carl Osterman of Tempe; one sister, Francis Caldwell of Selma, Ala.;
four grandchildren; and one great grandchild.
Services will be held Friday May 4, 2001, at St. John's United Methodist
Church with visitation from noon to 2 p.m. and funeral services at 2 p.m.
The Revs. Ronald Fair and Robert Cutlipp will officiate. Burial will be
in Mountain View Cemetery.
Karl E. Leavitt
Karl E. Leavitt, a Dolan Springs resident, died Thursday April 26,
2001, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was 62.
Mr. Leavitt was born Oct. 30, 1938, in Mesquite, Nev., to Evan and
Edna Leavitt. He graduated from Basic High School in Henderson, Nev., and
then served a two-year mission to the Southern states for the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Mr. Leavitt worked as a firefighter, fire marshal, building inspector
and city manager. He retired to Dolan Springs in 1994.
Mr. Leavitt is survived by: his wife of 39 years, Suzanne Taylor Leavitt
of Dolan Springs; three sons, Paul Leavitt of Heber City, Utah, Glen Leavitt
of Beaverton, Ore., and Jason Leavitt of Henderson, Nev.; four daughters,
Deanna Peabody of Beaverton, Ore., Jennifer Leavitt of Seattle, Wash.,
Trisha Baird of Hurricane, Utah, and Jaimie Woods of St. George, Utah;
five sisters, Barbara Rhoads, Eilene Bechtol and Janice Graviet, all of
Las Vegas, Nev., Louise Conger of Logandale, Nev., and Carol Seegmiller
of St. George, Utah; his mother, Edna Leavitt of Dolan Springs; and 16
Services will be held on Wednesday May 2, 2001, at the LDS church at
610 Eastern Ave., in Kingman, with visitation at 10 a.m. and funeral services
at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in the Chloride Cemetery.
Riley Thompson Sr.
Riley Thompson Sr. died Wednesday April 25, 2001, in Kingman. He was
Mr. Thompson was born Dec. 6, 1941, in Henderson, Texas. He was employed
as a dock worker for Freight Ways for 30 years.
Mr. Thompson is survived by: his wife, Dorothea Thompson of Kingman;
two sons, riley H. Thompson Jr. of Maricopa, Calif., and Russell H. Thompson
of Grant, Neb.; one daughter, Lawrenda Stallings of Keystone, Neb.; two
brothers, Jodi Thompson of Henderson, Texas, and Donnie Thompson of Longview,
Texas; one sister, Shirley Taylor of Henderson, Texas; and four grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday April 30, 2001,
at Montecito Mortuary in Montecito, Calif. Funeral services will be at
1 p.m. on Tuesday May 1, 2001, at the same location. Burial will follow
at Montecito Memorial Park.
Larry Keith Eilers
Larry Keith Eilers died Tuesday April 17, 2001, in Kingman. He was
Mr. Eilers was born Sept. 13, 1970, in Long Beach, Calif. He moved
to Kingman ten months ago from Long Beach. He worked as a P.B.X. operator
at Kingman Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Eilers is survived by: his mother, Ramona Waltz of Cincinnati,
Ohio; two sisters, Helen Duran of Kingman and Rosie Crooks of Ohio; four
nephews; and one niece.
No services are planned.
H. Louis 'Hal' Hiser
H. Louis "Hal" Hiser, a former Kingman resident, died Tuesday April
24, 2001, in Phoenix. He was 73.
Mr. Hiser was born Sept. 10, 1927, in Piqua, Ohio. He moved to Kingman
in 1968 where he practiced law until his retirement in 1989.
Mr. Hiser is survived by: two daughters, Terri Hiser of Phoenix, and
HaliKae Hiser Mack of Kingman; one son, Tony Hiser of Tucson; six grandchildren;
two brothers, John Hiser of Phoenix and Ben Hiser of Ohio. His wife Kae,
one brother, Ervin Hiser, and one sister, Millie Hiser Haver, all preceded
him in death.
Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday April 28, 2001, a
t Grace Lutheran Church in Kingman. Following the service a reception will
be held at 4089 Gemstone. Brown's Colonial Mortuary in Phoenix will handle
Charlie Houston Jr.
Charlie Houston Jr. died Tuesday April 24, 2001, in Kingman. He was
Mr. Houston was born July 19, 1926, in Rogers, Ark. An avid golfer
and bowler, he worked as a toolmaker in the medical field and was a member
of First Southern Baptist Church. Mr. Houston served in the U.S. Army as
a sergeant during World War II.
Mr. Houston is survived by: his wife Clara Houston of Kingman; two
daughters, Loretta Faye Otto of Las Vegas, Nev., and Carol Ann Gawerecki
of Hollister, Calif.; one son, Carl Eugene Houston of Buena Park, Calif.;
two sisters, Victoria Castleman of Montclair, Calif., and Charlene Holzworth
of Brush, Colo.; two brothers, Keith Houston of Zapata, Texas, and Kenneth
Houston of Burleson, Texas; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday April 28, 2001,
at First Southern Baptist Church. Rev. Paul G. Daniel will officiate.
Memorial donations may be made to the ALS Association, 270001 Agoura
Road, suite 150, Calabasas Hills, Calif., 91301.
Theodore Russel Dalton
Theodore Russel Dalton died Sunday April 8, 2001, in Kingman. He was
Mr. Dalton was born July 21, 1913, in Lead, S.D. He moved to Kingman
75 years ago with his father, a geological engineer.
Mr. Dalton worked as an auto parts clerk, as a deputy with the Mohave
County Sheriff's Office under three sheriffs and retired from Citizens
Utilities telephone division.
Mr. Dalton is survived by: one niece, Barbara Komada of Flagstaff;
and two grand-nephews.
No services are planned. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery.
Jean M. Bench
Jean M. Bench died Wednesday April 18, 2001, in Kingman. She was 80.
Mrs. Bench was born July 22, 1920, in Malad, Idaho.
A widow, she was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter Day Saints.
Mrs. Bench was survived by: one sister, Leora M. Dunn of Logan, Utah;
and many nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday April 24, 2001,
at Mountain View Cemetery. Bishop Melvin Adams will officiate.
Isaiah Jeremiah Medlock
Isaiah Jeremiah Medlock died Sunday April 15, 2001, in Kingman. He
was three months old.
He was born in Kingman.
Isaiah is survived by: his parents Moses and Pamela Medlock, and one
brother, Aaron Medlock, all of Kingman, and many aunts, uncles, nieces
and nephews. His grandparents, Horace Medlock Sr., Marie Coleman Medlock,
Ronald Bradley and Lenore Cook Bradley, preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday April 20, 2001,
at Hilltop Foursquare Church, 2215 Emerson Ave. Pastor Norm Taylor will
officiate. A reception will be held at the church following the services.
Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery.
Richard Ira Wright
Richard Ira Wright died Sunday April 15, 2001, in Kingman. He was 62.
Mr. Wright was born April 22, 1938, in Wayne County, Mich. The disabled
veteran served in the U.S. Marine Corps/Air Force for more than six years
during the late 1950s and early 1960s.
Mr. Wright is survived by: two brothers, Donald and Charles; one sister,
Barbara; two sons, Richard and Kevin; two daughters, Carrie and Mary; and
Memorial services will be held at noon on Monday April 23, 2001, at
National Memorial Cemetery in Phoenix.
Reba Wallace, a Golden Valley resident, died Thursday April 12, 2001,
in Kingman. She was 64.
Mrs. Wallace was born Feb. 11, 1937, in Kingman. She worked as a dental
assistant for Bryan Carlson D.M.D., for six years until her retirement
in 2001. She was a member of Red Lake Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses
and was a volunteer ombudsman for the Western Area Council of Governments.
Mrs. Wallace is survived by: her husband Noel Wallace of Kingman; five
sons, Darrell Schall of Cottonwood, Nowell Wallace of Bullhead City, Brian
Wallace of Colville, Wash., Jason Wallace of Long Beach, Calif., and David
Wallace of Gulfport, Miss.; her mother Martha Sumners of Kingman; 11 grandchildren;
and two cousins.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday April 21, 2001,
at Kingman Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 4335 N. Stardust Road. Sutton Crematory
will handle cremation.
Marie Mullinax Walker
Marie Mullinax Walker died Thursday April 12, 2001, in Kingman. She
Mrs. Walker was born Feb. 20, 1922, in Westville, Okla. She moved to
Kingman 30 years ago from California. She worked as a waitress and a bookkeeper.
Mrs. Walker is survived by: one son, Marion D. Givens of Kingman; two
grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
No services are planned. Sutton Crematory will handle cremation.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Clairce 'Chris' Markham
Clarice "Chris" Markham died Sunday April 15, 2001, in Kingman. She
Mrs. Markham was born May 15, 1927', in Heiner, Utah. She moved to
Kingman a year and a half ago from Salt Lake City, Utah. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Markham is survived by: her husband Earl Markham of Kingman; three
daughters, Earlene Woolslayer of Salt Lake City, Utah, Debra Markham of
Mesa, and Catherine Sharples of Kingman; two sons, Norman Markham of Utah
and Donald Markham of Salt Lake City, Utah; four granddaughters; and two
No services are planned. Sutton Crematory will handle cremation.
Memorial donations may be made to Kingman Regional Medical Center.