|ADLER, Margaret E., 90 of Tucson, died October 31, 1999.
Mother of Nadine (Lee) Schuck of La Habra, CA, Richard C. Adler of Milwaukee,
WI; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren. Sister of Edward Buch
of Milwaukee, WI and Carl Buch of Green Valley, AZ. Funeral Mass at Sacred
Heart Church Thursday, November 4, 1999 at 9:00 a.m. Burial to follow in
Holy Hope Cemetery. Arrangements by ABBEY FUNERAL CHAPEL, (888-1111)
MABEL ``PAT'' (MCMAHON) ALQUIST
88, of Tucson, died peacefully on October 30, 1999. Preceded in death
by husband, Wayne and son-in-law, Gary Koepp. Survived by her children,
Jon Alquist of Tucson, Sue Koepp of Ruidoso, N.M., Deborah (Robert) Garrett
of Sierra Vista, and Lynda (Mark) Hanna of Tucson. Also survived by grand-children,
Rod, Guy and Joel Koepp, Eva Hanna, and Lacey and Neal Garrett.
Born in Victor, Iowa on November 11, 1910. She was a graduate of the
University of Iowa, majoring in English and Drama. She moved to Tucson
in 1944. After her husband's retirement, she was a part time resident of
Pinetop, Arizona for 20 years.
Pat will be remembered as a wonderful mother who nurtured and guided
her children, letting them go when the time was right. She will also be
remembered as a caring teacher, with a career spanning from a one room
Iowa school house to the Tucson public schools. She was active in her church
and volunteered at University medical Center and Navapache Hospital. She
also enjoyed traveling, reading and sports, especially cheering for the
The family thanks the Waverly House Assisted Living Home staff and
residents for the care and friendship they gave her in the last two years.
Visitation will be held on Friday, November 5 at 3:00 at St. Peter
and Paul Church at Campbell Ave. and Lee St. The funeral mass will be offered
at 4:00. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to Casa
de los Ninos.
ANDERSON, Erick Milton, 90, passed away at his home in Bisbee on Sunday,
October 31, 1999. Mr. Anderson was born in Kasota, Minnesota on March 5,
1909. He has been a resident of Bisbee for 83 years coming from Minnesota.
Milton worked as a Hoist Engineer for Phelps Dodge until retirement. He
was a member of Perfect Ashlar Lodge #12 F & A.M. and a two Term Master,
also a member of the Douglas Elks and the Cochise and Sabar Shrine Clubs.
Mr. Anderson was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Anderson, April
30, 1970. Survivors include, two daughters, Sugie Buchannan of Bisbee,
and Nancy Powell of Tucson; 11 grandchildren, and several great-grand-children.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, November 4, 1999 at 2:00 p.m.
at Dugan Funeral Chapel. Harry Mitchell will officiate. Burial will be
private. Arrangements are being handled by Dugan Funeral Chapel.
BLACKMAN, Robert Woodrow, 82 years old, died on Monday, November 1,
1999 in Tucson. He was preceded in death by his parents, Byrdie and Harry;
and his sister, Margie Bernie. He is survived by his wife of 53 years,
Audrey; brother, Ralph and sister-in-law, Judy of Tucson; and nieces and
nephews. After returning from his service from World War II, he became
a professional ice skater touring with the Olympic Gold Medal Skating Champion,
Sonya Henie, as her dancing partner. Subsequently, he became associated
with Capezio designing shoes for famous actresses. Eventually opening his
own shoe boutique store in New York City. He arrived in Tucson in 1980
where he opened La Feete, a designer shoe boutique. Donations may be made
to the Humane Society or charity of choice. Memorial services will be 1:00
p.m. Friday, November 5, 1999 at EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY, 5801 E. Grant
HERMELINDA P. ``TINY'' BRAVO
75, of Tucson, passed away October 29, 1999. Survived by daughters,
Cecilia, Olivia Angulo, Virginia (Manuel) Orta; son, Michael P. (Sylvia);
sisters, Lydia Kohn, Grace P. Quinlan, Ida Pellon. Also survived by six
grandchildren, SArah, Willie, Tuffy, Cassie, Reggie, Letty; three great-grandchildren,
Romego, Roman, Kirsten;and also by many loving relatives. Visitation will
be held on Tuesday, November 2, 1999 from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at CARRILLO'S
TUCSON MORTUARY, South Chapel, 240 S. Stone Ave., with Rosary recited at
7:00 p.m. Mass will be offered Wednesday, November 3, 1999 at 9:00 a.m.
at Santa Cruz Church, 1220 S. 6th Ave. Interment to follow at Holy Hope
Cemetery. She touched the lives of many with her love and warm spirit.
Arrange-ments by Carrillo's Tucson Mortuary, Inc.
BRONNENBERG, Wilma, 80, of Tucson, AZ, passed away October 29, 1999.
Survived by her husband, Brandon Bronnenberg; two sons, Steven (Sharon)
Linton of Michigan, and William (Rosemary) Linton of Tennessee; five grandchildren
and five great grand-children. She will be greatly missed. Donations may
be made to Dignita Hospice. Memorial service will be held Thursday, November
4, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Marks United Methodist Church, 1431 W. Magee
BROWN, Freda Grace, age 86, of Tucson, passed away Saturday, October
30, 1999. A homemaker and a devoted wife and mother. She is preceded in
death by her husband of 26 years, Charles Elmer Brown; and a daughter,
Wanda Carrol Brown Kilpatrick. Survivors include three daughters, Freda
Moe (Bob) of Mississippi, Sue Baine (Don) of Tucson, AZ and B.J. Ferguson
(Ken) also of Tucson, AZ; nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held on Thursday, November 4, 1999 at 10:30
a.m. in South Lawn Cemetery, located at 5401 South Park Ave., with the
Reverend Robert Kock conducting services. Arrangements by the ADAIR FUNERAL
HOME, (Dodge Chapel) at Speedway.
COBBE, Doris Jayne, born June 25, 1922, died October 20, 1999 after
a long battle with lung cancer. Preceded in death by husband, Alexander
Frandsen (Copenhagen, Denmark), husband, Thomas J. Cobbe (Los Angeles,
CA); and brother Alfred ``Bud'' Rowan (Jessica) of San Diego, CA. Survived
by son, Thomas Frandsen; daughter, Karin Frandsen Blute (Dr. James F.,
III); and grandchildren, Alexandria Lorraine Blute and Victoria Marie Blute,
all of Tucson, AZ. Also survived by sisters, Mary Ellen Rasmussen (Robert)
of Sequim, WA, Marcella Hergenrather (Harold) of West Covina, CA, Jessie
Elizabeth Jones (Heber) of Fullerton, CA, Margie Arlene Palmer of Whittier,
CA; and brother, Melvin Franklin Rowan (Alyce) of Hacienda Heights, CA,
as well as numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. A private memorial service
is to be held on Cape Cod, MA. Doris was a great supporter of the performing
arts, and any rememberances in her name may be made to The Arizona Theatre
Company and/or The Tucson Symphony Orchestra. Arrangements by HEATHER MORTUARY.
EVELYN ST. CLAIR-WRIGHT ENSDORFF
79, died October 30, 1999 in Reno, Nevada. Born in Banglore, India
February 25, 1920, she was the daughter of a British colonial administrator.
She grew up in the unique world of the British Raj until it was shattered
by World War II. At that time, she met a dashing American officer from
Arizona, Harry W. Morse, coming to the U.S. in 1946 to marry. As the wife
of a career military officer and defense consultant over three decades,
she raised three sons at duty stations in the United States, Central America,
and Europe. In 1982, she married John Ensdorff and remained his beloved
wife until his death in 1996. Preceded in death by her mother, Mary Wright;
her father, Winifred Wright; her brother, Patrick Wright; her son, Harry
M. Morse; and her husband, John Ensdorff. Survived by her sons, Derek (Jean)
Morse of Nevada and Patrick (Kit Dickey) Morse of Minnesota; two grandchildren,
and three great-grandchildren.
Viewing at Evergreen Mortuary, N. Oracle Road and W. Miracle Mile,
Thursday 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Services 11:00 a.m., Friday at Evergreen Mortuary
with Anglican Bishop Anthony Clavier officiating.
GOULD, William, age 63, of Tucson, passed away Thursday, October 28,
1999. He is survived by his devoted wife of 28 years, Viola Gould; and
brother, Gwain Guy Gould of Boise, Idaho. William was an avid hunter and
a volunteer for his neighborhood association. Memorial services will be
held at a later date. Arrangements by ADAIR FUNERAL HOME, (Dodge Chapel).
NORTHAM, Orval Marvin, 78, of Tucson, died Thursday, October 28, 1999.
He is survived by his children, Ruth Davenport-Castillo, Rebecca Dahl;
grandchildren, Morgan Dahl, Lindsay Dahl, Desiree Davenport-Castillo; and
sister, Irene Lavers. Mr. Northam taught photography at Rincon High School,
retiring in 1981. Memorial Services will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday,
November 4, 1999 at HEATHER MORTUARY CHAPEL, 1040 N. Columbus Blvd.
POLLACK, Joanna, 60, of Tucson, died November 1, 1999. Graveside service,
Friday, November 5, 1:00 p.m., Temple Emanu-El Section, Evergreen Cemetery
with Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon, Temple Emanu-El officiating. Arrangements by
EVERGREEN MORTUARY & CEMETERY, N. Oracle & W. Miracle Mile.
age 58 of Tucson, died Thursday, October 28, 1999. He is survived by
his wife, Maria Lupe Rivera; aunt, Josie Tellez; brothers and sisters,
Vicente (Kathy) Rivera, Irene (Guadalupe ``Buddy'') Sanchez, Irma Rachel
(Felix) Rico, Johnny (Blanche) Rivera, Paul (Olivia) Rivera, Ciro (Vanna)
Rivera, David (Odilia) Rivera, Rebecca Rivera; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Merejildo and Nasaria Rivera;
and sister, Bernice Rivera. Mr. Rivera was active for the last five years
in the Retired and Senior Volunteer program of the Pima Council on Aging
and the Armory Center. An all-night wake will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Friday,
November 5, 1999 at Cristo Rey Church, New Pascua Pueblo with recitation
of the Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday
at Cristo Rey. Interment will follow at Holy Hope Cemetery. Arrangements
entrusted to HEATHER MORTUARY
SCHULTZ, Henry G., 66, died November 1, 1999. Arrangements by BRING'S
MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 236 S. Scott.
SEARS, Arthur W., 70, of Tucson/ SaddleBrooke, died Tuesday, November
2, 1999. He was District Manager of Pepsi-Cola in San Francisco for 38
years. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Ann; daughters, Linda (Ray)
Leach, Teri Sears; son, Kurt (Barbara) Sears; seven grandchildren, Danielle,
Aimee, Michael Jean, James, Amber, Jason, and Jamie all of California;
sister, Dolores Smith of Juneau, Alaska. A memorial to celebrate Art's
life will be held at the Sears' home, 64322 E. Orangewood Ln., Saturday,
November 6, 1999 at 11:30 a.m., with Pastor Stewart Elson officiating.
Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1636 N. Swan Rd.,
Tucson, 85712 or Hospice Family Care, 310 S. Williams Blvd. Tucson, 85711.
Arrangements by ADAIR FUNERAL HOME, Avalon Chapel, 8090 N. Northern Ave.
ELLEN JEAN (KEIRN) SWAN
died in Tucson, AZ on November 1, 1999. She was born April 21, 1926
in Gary, Indiana to Edgar J. and Thelma J. (McDermott) Keirn. She was a
1943 graduate of Emerson High School in Gary. She was preceded in death
by her parents and by her sister, Margaret R. Cushman. She is survived
by her husband of 48 years, James R. Swan; son and daughter-in-law, Mike
and Alice Blackburn of Hendersonville, Tennessee; daughter, Nancy Nadine
Swan of Indianapolis, IN; grandson, Christopher Blackburn; granddaughter,
Amy Blackburn; stepgrandson, Chad Gates; and numerous cousins.
Mrs. Swan was active in Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and P.T.A. while her
children were young. She served as President of the P.T.A. of Edgelea School
in Lafayette, IN and of Schools 94 and 98 in Indianapolis, IN. She was
an Honorary Life Member of the Indiana State Parent Teacher Association.
Jean became involved in Republican Party politics after the couple
moved to Noblesville, Indiana in 1972. She served as a precinct committee
woman, Noblesville City Chairman and Hamilton County Vice Chairman. In
1986 she was awarded the title Hamilton County Republican Woman of the
Year by then Indiana Governor Robert Orr. She was Hamilton County Coordinator
for Senator Dan Quayle's run for re-election in 1986 and for his run for
Vice President of the United States in 1988.
During the time she resided in Noblesville, Jean also served as Secretary
to Hamilton County Superior Court II and was manager of an Indiana State
Bureau of Motor Vehicles branch.
Jean was an avid duplicate bridge player throughout her adult life.
She usually belonged to more than one bridge club. When her husband retired
in 1992, the couple moved to Arizona, where they took up residence in Oro
Valley. Jean was a member of the Oro Valley Republican Women's Club, the
American Sewing Guild and the Bernina Sewing Club.
Arrangements by EVERGREEN MORTUARY & CEMETERY
MARY LOUISE ``LOU'' TUDOR
72, passed away October 31, 1999. Preceded in death by husband, Marlin
F. ``Stumpy'' Tudor. Survived by loving daughters, Judy (George Jr.) Stevenson
and Jeannie (Ken) Welsh; grandchildren, Kenny Welsh, Kendall Bailey, and
Jake Stevenson; great-grandchildren, Kailynn and Cory Bailey; twin sister,
Lois Koehler; sister-in-law, Bonnie Koogler. Service will be held 11:00
a.m., Thursday, November 4, 1999 at EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY, 5801 E. Grant
Road, with burial to follow at East Lawn Palms Cemetery. She has been the
joy and strength for the entire family and will be missed by all.
WHITNEY, The Rev. Dr. Arthur P., born August 3, 1910 in Connecticut,
died October 26, 1999 in Tucson. He was preceded in death by his parents,
Rev. Henry and Frances Whitney; one sister, and two brothers. He is survived
by two nieces and a host of friends. He graduated from high school in Brooklyn,
N.Y., received a B.A. from Brothers College of Drew University and M.Div.
from Drew Theological Seminary, Madison, N.J. He received a Ph.D from New
York University, N.Y. and served as pastor of Lynbrook Methodist Church,
Lynbrook, N.Y. before becoming Director of Field Work, and later Vice-President
of Drew University. He then served as Vice-President of The American Bible
Society in New York City. After retirement in 1976, Dr. Whitney moved to
Tucson, where he has been an active member and Pastor Emeritus of Catalina
United Methodist Church. While there he helped found the Harmony Bible
Class, which today bears his name. A memorial service celebrating his life
will be held in the Catalina United Methodist sanctuary on November 15
at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to
Catalina United Methodist, 2700 East Speedway. Arrangements by BRING'S
MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 236 S. Scott.
YOST, William of Tucson passed away on October 28, 1999. He was born
August 6, 1923 in Rockville, CT and educated in the local schools.
He entered the Army Air Corps in 1942, and was a crew chief in a B-24
Liberator in the European Theatre with the 459th Bomber Group.
He graduated from Cincinnati School of Arts & Science in 1948 and
established the William Yost Funeral Home in Stafford Springs, CT in 1949.
He is a past president of the Rotary Club, chairman of the American
Red Cross, and District Chairman of the Boy Scouts of America.
He moved to Tucson in 1973 and was on Staff at the University Hospital
until his retirement in 1987. He worked as a consultant for SCI Funeral
Services in Tucson the last few years.
He leaves a son and daughter-in-law, William Yost Jr. and Peggy Yost;
and a daughter, Barbara Titus all of Manchester, CT; three grandchildren,
Mrs. Jessica Rivera, Mrs. Amy Edberg and Thomas Titus.
Memorial Services will be at EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY, 5801 E. Grant
Rd. at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 6, 1999.
MARY ANN ALLEN
57, passed away February 25, 2000. Born in Barry, IL. A resident of
Tucson, AZ for the past 32 years. Mary Ann was an avid bowler, an active
member of the AWBA and a past board member of the TWBA. She is survived
and always in the hearts of her mother Yvonne Gill, sisters Joyce and Donna,
her children Carol Alvarez, Kathy White, Robert Allen, Terri Batt and Kelli
Allen all of Tucson, AZ. Mary Ann found much happiness and pride in her
grandchildren Heather, Brad, Andrew, Kevin, Cody, Lea, Austin, Gracie and
1 day old Isaac. She will also be missed by her four son-in-laws and her
daughter-in-law. Services are at South Lawn Mortuary, Saturday March 4,
2000 at 11:00AM. The family has requested in lieu of flowers, donations
in Mary Ann's name by made to The American Lung Association.
ALTSHULER, Constance Wynn, an Arizona historian who won several awards
for her work, died in Tucson on February 11, 2000, at the age of 91. A
resident of Tucson since 1948, she wrote four books and numerous journal
articles on territorial and pre-territorial Arizona history from 1850-1890.
Earlier in her career, Mrs. Altshuler was a newspaper reporter, a statistician
and a freelance writer whose short stories were published in magazines
such as the Ladies' Home Journal and Collier's from the 1930s to the 1950s.
She was born in Chicago on October 4, 1908, graduated from the University
of Chicago in 1929, and received a master's degree in statistics from the
University of Michigan in 1939. She married Dr. Samuel S. Altshuler of
Detroit in 1934.
Mrs. Altshuler received awards and commendations for her work and her
assistance to fellow historians from the Arizona Historical Society in
1982, the Arizona Hall of Fame in 1987, Gov. Rose Mofford and Company B
of the 8th U.S. Memorial Infantry. She was a founding member of 1980 of
the Adobe Corral, a Tucson branch of the Westerners International.
Mrs. Altshuler's husband died in 1963. Her survivors include a nephew,
Fred Altshuler of San Francisco, and a niece, Barbara Rose of San Jose,
A memorial event will be held at the Fort Lowell Museum at 12:00 noon
Sunday, March 12.
born September 22, 1920 in Bright, MS, passed away Saturday, February
26, 2000. She is survived by her sister, Rivers Byford; three children,
Conrad, Dache, and Leslee; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Frances, also known as ``Mimi'', was recently honored as a lifetime member
of Randolph Women's Golf Club. She had a passion for golf, reading, and
arts and crafts. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her. ``Sleep
with the Angels, and go With God Mom''. Services will be held Thursday,
March 2, 2000 at 1:00 p.m. at ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Dodge Chapel, 1050 N.
Dodge Blvd. (at Speedway). Friends may pay their respect at Noon. Burial
will follow services South Lawn Cemetery.
BINNEY, JoAnne Buchanan, Mrs., age 53, the loving mother of Amy and
Alison; and devoted daughter of Alice Wheeler Buchanan, died in Tucson,
AZ early Saturday morning, February 26, 2000, after a lengthy illness.
Graveside services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1,
from Oak Grove Cemetery, with the Rev. Jarrell Lillard officiating.
Mrs. Binney, a native of Americus, was born September 8, 1946, a daughter
of Mrs. Alice Pauline Wheeler Buchanan of Americus and the late Alonzo
Josephus Buchanan. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church
of Americus. She had a BS in Education and taught elementary school in
Incline Village, NV, later becoming an educational consultant for America's
Clean Water Foundation in Washington, D.C. She was a member of the ECW
for Episcopal Women and the Arizona Cowbelles Association. She served on
the Board of the Santa Cruz River (Friends of the Santa Cruz River) and
did environmental studies in Third-world countries, including Africa. She
was a Realtor in Nevada and California.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Andrews Episcopal Church
Prayer Garden, 949 W. Country Club Drive, Nogales AZ 85621.
The family will receive friends at Hancock Funeral Home from 6:00 to
8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 29. At other times, friends may call at
the residence of Mrs. Alice Buchanan, 1313 South Lee Street.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, George Andrew
Binney, III, of Crystal Bay, NV; two daughters Alice Ann (Alison) Binney
and Amy Buchanan Binney, both of Crystal Bay, NV; two step-sons, Philip
K. Binney of Maui, HI. and Peter A. Binney of Oahu, HI; a sister and brother-in-law,
Alice B. Brown and Dr. Walter Brown of Spring Hill, TN; a granddaughter,
Taylor Rea Binney of Crystal Bay, NV; two nephews, Kerry Brown and Kirk
Brown, both of Spring Hill,TN; and several nieces and cousins.
her faith in God and living her days in His love was ever present during
the months and years of her illness. She shared her faith with those who
surrounded her, and will be remembered for her strength and her love of
each of them. JoAnne has come home to rest in peacefulness alongside her
father in the sunshine of Oak Grove Cemetery in Americus.
Hancock Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, Americus, GA, 912-924-3645
BUTLER, George Arthur, 80, died February 28, 2000. Husband of Geraldine
Butler; father of Sherry Rupp of Elmhurst, Ill., Lynn Butler of Aurora,
CO., and Brian Butler of Brookfield, MO; grandfather of 8 grandchildren.
He was a WWII veteran serving in the US Marines as Staff Sergeant receiving
the Purple Heart and a member of the Third Jasco Co. - U.S.M.C. Mr. Butler
was a member and former commander of the American Legion Post #236 of St.
Louis, MO. and the American Legion Post #36 of Tucson, also a member of
40 and 8. Private family services will be held. Donations in George's memory
may be made to the American Legion Post #36, 5845 E. 22nd, Tucson, AZ 85711.
Arrangements by BRING'S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway.
COOK, James F., Jr., 52, died at University Medical Center February
28, 2000 as the result of an infection subsequent to his 1996 double lung
transplant. Born at Baltimore, MD, August 14, 1947, he graduated from Rincon
High School and the University of Arizona. In 1965 Jim led the only Rincon
High School Mens Basketball team to ever win the State Championship. He
served with the US Army 1st Calvary Unit in Viet Nam. Jim worked for Southern
Pacific Railroad for 23 years. Mr. Cook is survived by his sister, Susan
Cook Carlson and her husband Greg; son, James F. Cook III; daughter, Chelsea
Renae Cook; and nephews, David J. and Jordan R. McKee. Cremation will be
followed by a Memorial Service and reception at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, March
4 at the Blue Ridge Terrace Clubhouse, 447 S. Camino Seco. Family accepting
phone calls at 797-0041.
DUNCAN, James Kenneth, 84, of Tucson, AZ, died Monday, February 28,
2000. He is survived by; son, David (Carol) Duncan of Tucson; daughter,
Joan Anderson of Elko, NV; son-in-law, James Anderson of Tucson; grandchildren
include: Michael Duncan, Steve (Michele) Duncan, Deanna Duncan, Brian Anderson,
Jennifer Anderson, Brigit (Brent) Venters, Keith (Janice) Burk, Jason Burk,
Daniel Duncan-Hughes; great-grandchildren, Ryan, Justin and Tyler; and
numerous other family members. Friends may call at Adair Funeral Homes,
Avalon Chapel, 8090 N. Northern Ave. @ Magee from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday,
March 2, 2000. Funeral Services will be held at ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, AVALON
CHAPEL, 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 3, 2000 with Rev. Larry Preston officiating.
Masonic services will be provided by the Masonic Service Bureau of Tucson.
Interment will be at a later date. Donations may be made to Carondelet
Hospice, 1802 W. St. Mary's Rd., Tucson, AZ 85745.
ESPOSITO, Thomas, 63, formerly of Danbury, Connecticut and resident
of Tucson for 17 years, died on February 25, 2000 following a four-month
illness. He is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Mary Lou; daughter
and son-in-law, Susan and Doug Lombardi, and granddaughters, Mandy and
Kristin, all of Connecticut; brothers, Louis Esposito of Bisbee and Richard
Esposito of Connecticut; mother-in-law, Josephine Costello of Connecticut;
sisters-in-law, Kathleen Nelson, Tucson; Anita Regan and Barbara Esposito,
Connecticut; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Esposito was predeceased
by his parents and one brother.
Mr. Esposito was employed by the State of Connecticut, Department of
Transportation for 15 years before moving to Tucson. He was semi-retired
and most recently employed at Loews Ventana Canyon Golf Resort.
Contributions may be made to the Sarver Heart Center at The University
of Arizona, PO Box 210109, Tucson, AZ 85721-0109, the TMC Hospice Care
Center, or the Humane Society of Tucson.
GLENN, Harriette Louise, 85, died February 27, 2000. Arrangements by
BRING'S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway.
GRIJALVA, Octavio A., 69, died February 25, 2000. Brother of Bernardina
(Andy) Nielsen of Tucson and Reynaldo (Winni) Grijalva of Sunrise Beach,
MO; uncle of Marie (Travis) Dillard of Tucson; great-uncle of Andrienne
and Jamie Dillard. Rosary will be recited 7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 2,
2000 at Bring's Broadway Chapel. Mass will be offered 10:00 a.m. Friday,
March 3, 2000 at Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers
the family suggests donations, in Octavio's name may be made to the American
Heart Assoc, 5325 E Pima, Tucson 85712, or to a charity of your choice.
Friends may call from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, March 2, 2000 at
BRING'S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway
KURTZE, Reinhard ``Red'' H., 71, a resident of Tucson for over 27 years,
passed away February 29, 2000. Survived by wife of 38 years, Emily; his
devoted children; sons, Raymond, Richard, and Christopher; daughters, Jackie
and Denise; many loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Red served
in the Navy during WWII. He retired from Palisades Interstate Parkway Police
in New Jersey and the Pima County Sheriff's Office, Corrections Department.
He will be greatly missed by his family and friends who were blessed by
his loving heart and joyful spirit. Funeral Service 11:00 a.m., Thursday,
March 2, 2000 at EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY CHAPEL, 5801 E. Grant Rd. Visitation
will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Mortuary.
LUSTIG, Robert E., 72, died February 25, 2000. Survived by step-son,
Ronald Vanalstine of Three Points, AZ; sisters-in-law, Lois Hopper of Tucson
and Jeanette Vannata of Valley Mills, TX; and niece, Lynne Hopper of Tucson.
Memorial Service 4:00 p.m. Saturday, March 4, 2000 at Kingdom Hall Jehovah's
Witness, 5643 E. Lee. Arrangements by BRING'S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E.
LYMAN, Dorothy Jones, 84, died Monday, February 28, 2000, in Mesa,
Arizona, after a brief illness. Mrs. Lyman, formerly of Tucson, also lived
in Charleston, Illinois and Champaign, Illinois. She was born in Macon
County, Illinois. She was preceded in death by husband, Ross Lyman, Sr.;
sister, Ruth Harriett Warner; and brother, William Allen Jones. She is
survived by children, Judith Moon, Martinez, California, Ross Lyman, Jr.,
McHenry, Illinois, and John Lyman, Tempe, Arizona; six grandchildren, Stephen
Moon, Theresa Hoffman, Ellen Franzone, Andrew Lyman, Christina Lyman and
Rachel Lyman; two great-grandchildren, Ryan and Ross Moon; sister-in-law,
Bobbie Jones; nieces, Cindy Chapman, Phyllis Pemberton; and nephews, Michael
Jones, Edward Jones, David Warner, and Michael Smith. Funeral services
at ADAIR FUNERAL HOME, Dodge Chapel, Tucson, at 2:00 p.m., Friday, March
3, 2000. Donations in lieu of flowers to Desert Samaritan Medical Center,
Samaritan Foundation, P.O. Box 1897, Phoenix, AZ 85001-9940, or American
MILLER, Robert Eugene, 76, of Tucson, died February 24, 2000. Brother
of Alice M. Alford of Ogden, Utah. Robert was a long time member of the
American Legion Post #36 in Tucson. Memorial Service Thursday, March 2,
2000 at 4:00 p.m. with the Post Honor Guard, and Chaplain Harry Wineinger
officiating at ABBEY FUNERAL CHAPEL, 3435 N. First Avenue, (888-1111)
J. JAMES MURPHY, ESQ.
84, died on Sunday, February 27, 2000. The oldest of nine, Jim was
preceded in death by his siblings, Tom, Bob, Mae and Margie. Survived by
his loving wife of 29 years Laura Lopez Murphy; his sister, Eileen Vrklan
(Nicholas, deceased) of Whittier, CA; brothers Terrence (Mary) of Ocean
City, MD; Gene (Katy, deceased) of Harrisburg, PA; and Martin (Helga) of
Salinas, CA. and many, many nieces and nephews. Jim was born in Mayfield,
PA on July 31, 1915 and grew up in Archbald, PA while attending local schools,
graduating from Johnson Trade School in Scranton as Valedictorian at the
age of 17. During his schooling, he pursued an interest in music, encouraged
and tutored by his dad, the late James A. Murphy, and played trumpet and
trombone in local bands. After one year's service in he Civilian Conservation
Corps, he joined the U.S. Navy, where he was assigned to the band on the
Carrier U.S.S. Saratoga. Jim was later transferred to the Heavy Cruiser
U.S.S. Houston to be first trombone of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's
band when the President journeyed from San Diego south to the Galapagos
Islands and then north to Charleston, SC., eventually ending the long trip
at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. After four years in the Navy, Jim remained in
the West Coast, pursuing his musical career and free lancing until he became
a member of the Skinnay Ennis' Band, playing for the Bob Hope Show and
traveling with the band in the off season. Jim was then drafted into the
Army, where he served until July, 1941. Right after the Japanese attack
on Pearl Harbor, Jim joined the U.S. Air Force, where he served until the
end of the war. He then became first trombone of the KHJ Radio Station
Mutual Network Staff Orchestra under the leadership of Harry Zimmerman.
When the station no longer maintained a staff orchestra, he went back to
free lancing and played a stint with Les Brown. In 1950, Jim fulfilled
his desire to attend college and did so at the University of Arizona under
the G.I. Bill, while continuing to play on weekends and special occasions
for the Wayne Webb Orchestra and Louis Leon Orchestra and others. While
in college, Jim met and dated his future wife, Laura, but they did not
marry until 1970 - an only marriage for both. Jim got his B.S. Degree in
Business Administration in 1953 and went to work in Venezuela with the
Creole Petroleum Corporation - a subsidiary of Standard Oil - as a cost
analyst. He came back to the U.S. in 1955 and worked his way through law
school, graduating from the Univ. of AZ School of Law in 1960, at the age
of 45, and practiced law until his retirement. He was appointed Magistrate
of the City of South Tucson in 1974 and served in that capacity eight-and-one-half
years, while maintaining his law practice, retiring from his practice in
1979 and from the bench in 1982. A practicing Catholic all his life, Jim
was ordained as a Permanent Deacon for the Diocese of Tucson in 1977 by
Bishop Francis Green, who assigned him to St. Monica Parish as regular
deacon and the Marriage Tribunal, first as an advocate and later as defender
of the bond. Jim was a just, generous, compassionate, friendly man known
for his kindness, courtesy and integrity. He will be greatly missed by
his wife for whom he was the center of her world, and by his many friends
and acquaintances. Services will be as follows: Viewing from 4:00 to 10:00
p.m. with Rosary led by Deacon John Garcia at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March
1, at CARRILLO'S TUCSON MORTUARY, 204 S. Stone Ave. The Mass of the Resurrection
will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 2, at St. Augustine Cathedral,
192 S. Stone, with the Vicar General, the Rev. Van A. Wagner, a dear friend,
as main celebrant. Burial will follow at South Lawn Cemetery. Memorial
gifts may be made to Casa de los Ninos Crisis Center, 1101 N. 4th St.,
Tucson, AZ 85705 or St. Vincent de Paul Society, St. Monica's Conference,
212 W. Medina Rd., Tucson, AZ 85706.
Raul B. Rivera
age 89, a lifetime resident of Arizona, passed away February 28, 2000
in Tucson. Born July 7, 1910 in Arivaca, Arizona. Survived by his loving
wife, of 60 years, Santos; daughter, Lillian Rivera; sons, Oscar (Rachel)
Rivera and George (Linda) Rivera; daughter, Lucy (Gil) Suarez; grandchildren,
Lisa Pina, Marty Pina, Steven Rivera and Oscar Rivera; sisters, Rosalia
R. Pineda, Aurelia R. Moose and Mary R. Miller; many loving nieces and
nephews. A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday,
March 2, 2000 at SOUTH LAWN MORTUARY, 5401 S. Park Ave. Rosary recited
at 7:00 p.m. Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday at St. John Catholic
Church. Burial will follow at South Lawn Cemetery.
Marjory Lou Skowron
64, of Tucson, died Sunday, February 27, 2000. Survivors include: husband,
Ed; sons, Steven and Richard, all of Tucson; daughter, Liseann Karandisecky
of NY; mother, Lois Chase of Tucson; five grandchildren; brother, Wilbur
Chase; and sister, Lois Milman, both of MA. Marjory Chase grew up in the
small town of Cheshire, MA with her childhood sweetheart Edward Skowron.
They married in 1955 and shared in a 24 year Air Force career, settling
in Tucson in 1971. She was involved in CBSA, SAGA and with her husband
in Centurions of St. Mary's Hospital. As a tour guide she shared her knowledge
and love of the Catalinas and the Sonoran Desert. Funeral Services will
be at Catalina Foothills Church, 2150 E. Orange Grove Rd., Thursday, 10:00
a.m. with Pastor Phil Kruis officiating. Memorial donations may be made
to Carondelet Hospice Service, 1802 W St Mary's Rd, 85745 in memory of
Marjory Skowron. Arrangements by ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Dodge Chapel, 1050
N Dodge Blvd @ Speedway.
82, born December 21, 1917, in McComb, Ohio went home to be with the
Lord on February 25, 2000. She is survived by her daughters, Linda Wisdom,
Jeanne (Travis) Mayhall, Deanna (Ben) Jamine; six grandchildren; and nine
great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Urschalitz;
parents, Earl and Mildred Strouse; sister, Kathryn White; son-in-law, Howard
Betty and Jim moved to Tucson from Ohio in 1944. They lived in Nogales,
AZ for several years and relocated to the Tubac-Tumacacori area in 1951.
All who knew her will miss her boundless love and cheerful, kind nature.
She gave so much of herself to her family, her church and her friends.
We wish to extend sincere gratitude to Jerry J. and her staff for their
love and assistance with our mother's care over the past six years. Thank
you also to the TMC Hospice staff for their loving care and support during
mother's last weeks.
Visitation Friday, March 3, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at VALLEY FUNERAL
HOME, 2545 N. Tucson Blvd. Services will be held Saturday, March 4, in
the Tubac Area. Procession will form at 11:00 a.m. at the Tubac Presidio
Park entrance (next to St. Ann's Church) and travel to the final service
site (end of west frontage road). In lieu of flowers, remembrances may
be made to the Faith Community Church Youth Ministry, 2551 W. Orange Grove
Rd, Tucson, 85741.
WEBB, Lorena ``Rena'' Sewell, of Homewood, born March 10, 1909 in Decatur,
AL, passed away February 28, 2000, leaves a legacy of love for her family,
friends, church and community. Her commitment to the community where she
lived for nearly 72 of her 91 years has been recognized by numerous awards
and nominations. She was instrumental in the planning and execution of
the ``Touch and See Nature Trail,'' Garden for the Blind at the Birmingham
Botanical Gardens. Mrs. Webb worked tirelessly to organize and staff Brownie
Scout Troops for every little girl that wanted to be a Brownie Scout. The
work and dedication continued as the need for more Girl Scout troops increased.
The Thursday ``paper day drives'' at Edgewood School were boosted each
week as the Webb car and trailer full of papers was deposited to the credit
of one of the three daughters' homeroom. She began her business career
at the Woman's Missionary Union, 1928-1938, then resumed her career in
1956 as Promotion and Merchandising Director at WRBC Radio, moving to WBRC
TV, 1960-1969, where she was Assistant Promotions Director. After retiring
in 1969, she worked with Alabama Educational Television Commission. She
served as Board Member, Director of American Women in Radio and Television,
V. Pres. Homewood Business and Professional Women, V.P. Jefferson County
Radio and TV Council, and is listed in ``Foremost Women in Communication'',
``Two Thousand Women of Achievement'', 1969. For her work in helping the
diabetic children of Jefferson County to be able to attend Camp Seale Harris,
regardless of financial ability, she established camperships and was awarded
the Samuel Eichold Bronze Plaque. She served as Trustee, Director, President
of the Birmingham Lay Diabetes Society. Mrs. Webb is First Name on Pilot
Club ``Honor Roll'', Birmingham 1971. In 1955 she was nominated for ``Shades
Valley Woman of the Year'', ``Alabama Mother of the Year,'' 1963, ``Woman
of the Year'', 1970 and ``Career Woman of the Year'', 1971. Mrs. Webb was
a member of the old 6th Avenue Presbyterian Church. She was preceeded in
death by her husband of 54 years, Garrett Wesley ``Red'' Webb. She is survived
by three daughters, Martha Ramirez (Geronimo), Tucson, Arizona, Jeanette
Blankenship, Birmingham and Carol Webb, Perdido Key, Florida and Birmingham;
two grandchildren, Cynthia Conrad Harris (Donald), Gainesville, Florida,
and Daniel B. Henderson III (Dawn), Birmingham; two great-grandchildren,
Heather Harris, Dallas, Texas and Michael K. W. Harris of Gainesville,
Florida, numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Funeral
Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 2 at Ridout's Valley
Chapel in Homewood with burial at Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive
friends Wednesday evening from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. at Valley Chapel. Reverend
Jesse Garner of Mountain Brook Presbyterian Church will officiate. In lieu
of flowers the family suggests memorials be sent to the Juvenile Diabetes
Foundation located at 3 Office Park Circle, Suite 115, Mountain Brook,
Alabama 35223. Services are under the direction of Ridout's Valley Chapel,
205-879-3401 in Homewood.
Boyd McClean Wilson
prominent rancher, native Arizonian, and beloved friend to many, passed
away February 27, 2000 at age 84. Mr. Wilson was born in Oracle, Arizona,
to Carlotta and George Wilson on November 16, 1915. His father and grandfather
homesteaded Rancho Linda Vista, Arizona's first guest ranch, at Oracle
in 1906. Boyd later purchased his own ranch, Falcon Valley Ranch, which
was his home for 45 years.
Mr. Wilson attended Oracle Elementary School, Tucson High School and
the University of Arizona, where he was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.
Mr. Wilson built the original Oracle Inn in 1935 while running his father's
guest ranch. He was one of the founders of the Mountain Oyster Club and
served as it's President for 16 years. As he loved to play golf, he joined
the Oro Valley Country Club in 1959 and was it's first elected President.
During his many years as a rancher, he was actively involved in the Arizona
Cattle Growers Association. He will be remembered by his friends for his
beautiful voice and his guitar, which accompanied him as he sang the many
lovely old Spanish songs.
Mr. Wilson passed away at home with his wife and stepdaughter, Karen,
at his side. He is survived by his loving and caring wife of 27 years -
Dorothy. He is also survived by a son, Ralph; two stepdaughters; two grandsons;
two granddaughters; one great-granddaughter; and one great-grandson, both
of Phoenix; a dear and caring cousin, Peter Culley (Elizabeth) of Paradise
Valley, AZ; cousin, Stuart Wilson of Deposit, NY and cousin, Roger Wilson
(Moya) of Green Valley, AZ.
I ain't much good at prayin' and you may not know me, Lord.
I ain't much seen in churches where they preach Thy Holy Word,
But You may have observed me out here on the lonely plains,
A lookin' after cattle, feelin' thankful when it rains.
Admirin' Thy great handiwork, the miracle of grass,
Aware of Thy kind spirit in the way it comes to pass
That hired men on horseback and the livestock that we tend
Can look up at the stars at night and know we've got a friend.
Private cremation service will be at ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Avalon Chapel,
8090 N. Northern Ave. @ Magee, with his final resting place at the new
mausoleum at East Lawn Cemetery.