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BUFTON, John Ronald, 60, of Tucson, died Monday, May 29,
2000. He was born on September 12, 1939 in Los Angeles, CA. He is survived
by his wife, Kathy Bufton; daughter, Heidi Tekunoff; son, John Bufton;
stepsons, Kirk and Eric Schmitt, and Ryan Needler; stepdaughter, Meghan
Needler; half-sister, Patricia Kreds; and grandchildren, Adriel Hong, Emily
and Daniel Tekunoff, and Ryan Schmitt.
R. JOHN HENRY
JOHNSTON, Agnes Rose, 99, of Tucson, formerly of Dent, MN, died June 2, 2000. She was born September 10, 1900 near Dent, MN, daughter of the late William and Augusta Du Ball Hancock. She was married April 12, 1919 in Little Falls, ND to Earle King Johnston who preceded her in death on December 5, 1984. Survived by grand-children, Richard William Johnston of Denver, CO and Sarah Johnston Dugger of Strasburg, CO; great-granddaughters, Abby Reed Johnston and Hannah Rose Johnston both of Denver, CO; a step-great-grand-daughter, Melissa Dugger of Strasburg, CO. Many nieces and nephews including Jean Dreyfuss and James Hauglum both of Tucson. Mrs. Johnston was predeceased by her sons, Willard Earle Johnston and Richard Wallace Johnston. Service Monday, 11:00 a.m. at EVERGREEN MORTUARY. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. at EVERGREEN MORTUARY & Cemetery, N. Oracle & W. Miracle Mile.
LEE, William ``Bill'' age 70, of Tucson, formerly of Minneapolis, Minnesota, died May 31, 2000. He is survived by his wife, Betsy; two daughters, Linda K. Lee of Columbia, MO, Robin R. Lee of Eugene, OR; and son, David W. Lee of Snoqualmie, WA; stepdaughter, Mary Ellen Charles of Arizona City, AZ; five granddaughters, Jamila and Tahira Terkman of Columbia, MO, Mary K. Lee of Snoqualmie, WA and Kasandra Stevens of Arizona City, AZ; and great-granddaughter, Soriah Prokopich of AZ; three grandsons, Jason Prokopich of AZ, David J. Lee of Snoqualmie, WA and Matthew Stevens of Arizona City, AZ. Private services will be held at Evergreen Mortuary.
ROBERTS, KENNITH E., 49, of Tucson, passed away on Monday, May 31, 2000. He is survived by his wife, Patsy; mother, June Roberts; brothers, Bill, Jeff, Keith, and Tom, all of Ohio; mother-in-law, Maggie McDowell; brother-in-law, Gary McDowell, both of Tucson; plus beloved nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be at ADAIR FUNERAL HOME, 1050 N. Dodge Blvd., at Speedway, Saturday, June 3, 2000 at 2:00 p.m., Rev. Norbert Kinne, of Tucson World Prayer Center, officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior. Services and burial will conclude in Thomasville, North Carolina.
SHAW, Nathan R., 26, of Tucson, died May 1, 2000. Son of Linda L. Owens of Tucson; brother of Lea N. Colville of Missoula, Montana; grandson of Dollas Carlson of Tucson. Funeral services private. Interment in Billings, Montana. Arrangements by ABBEY FUNERAL CHAPEL, 3435 N. 1st. Ave., (888-1111), Tucson, AZ.
ALTMANN, Walter Thomas, Sr., a pioneer in Native American healthcare, passed away August 1, 2001 in Scottsdale, AZ. Known to many as Walt, he was born October 30, 1919 in Washington, D.C. He was a graduate of Gonzaga College. He began his career in hospital administration as the Sergeant Major of the U.S. Army Air Corps Hospital in Waycross, Georgia during World War II. After his wartime service, he served as the hospital administrator for the Ware County Hospital in Waycross, 1946-48, and later over the two facilities in the Halifax District Hospitals in Daytona Beach, Florida, 1948-49. He was the founding administrator and organizer of the Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, Georgia during 1949-1953. He was honored in June, 2000, at the hospital's 50th anniversary for multiple accomp-lishments, including being the first hospital to receive full accreditation in its first year of operation from the organization that preceded the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, becoming a model hospital for hospitals with 100+ beds wanting Federal funding. In 1953, he joined the Indian Health Service as the hospital administrative director over 11 hospitals in the Phoenix area. He held a variety of administrative and management positions in Phoenix and later Albuquerque until 1959, when he accepted the position of hospital administrator of Oshrin Hospital in Tucson. During his 12 years at Oshrin in Tucson, he also was the admin-istrator and participating owner for the Valley House Convalescent Center during 1963-65. During his time at Oshrin, thousands of Native Americans were cared for under contract from the Indian Health Service. Upon the closing of Oshrin in 1971, Walt returned to the Indian Health Service as the Area Executive Officer in Phoenix, overseeing nine hospitals in four states. He retired from Federal Service in 1981. During his 28 years working in Indian health care, TB was controlled; he helped guide the building of the Phoenix Indian Medical Center and the improvement of Indian health care facilities in Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah. His academic accomplishments include a Bachelor of Laws from the American School of Law in Chicago, 1961; course work at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, 1938-41, in pharmacy; and chairman of the advisory and organizing committee at the University of Georgia's School of Hospital Admin-istration and serving as a Professor of Hospital Administration, 1950-51. He is an U.S. Army World War II veteran. He was preceded in passing by his wife of 58 years, Eleanor in September, 2000. He is survived by three children, Walt Altmann, Jr., of Phoenix, Christine McGarvey of Tucson and Jon C. Altmann of Phoenix. He has nine grandchildren and two great-grand-children. Visitation will be held 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday, August 6, 2001 with a 7:00 p.m. Rosary at Whitney & Murphy Arcadia Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix. Funeral Mass will be at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 7, 2001 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 11001 N. 40th St., Phoenix, with military burial at the National Memorial Cemetery of AZ, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix. Walt's wishes were that in lieu of flowers, friends make donations to the Make A Wish Foundation in his name and Eleanor's, P.O. Box 29119, Phoenix, AZ 85038.
WYMORE, Durward ``Cotton'', 87, passed away in Tucson on July 28, 2001.
Preceded in death by his daugh-ter, Elaine and son, Larry. Survived by
wife, Lolita; daughter, Barbara (Arley) Brewer; daughter-in-law, Marlene
Wymore; stepchildren, Stephanie (Hap) Holly, Cynthia Anderson, Christine
(Tom) Smith; six grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson;
and three sisters. ``Cotton'' was an avid member of the Desert Harness
Driver's Club. Memorial service will be held at a later date in Texas and
``Cotton'' will be laid to rest at Oberlin Cemetery in Oberlin, Kansas.
In lieu of flowers, memorials will be given to Dayspring Campground, West,
Texas. Arrangements entrusted to ARIZONA MORTUARY UNIVERSITY CHAPEL.
Jesus O. Valle
TORNBERG, Virgil G., passed away at home on August 3, 2001. Survived
by wife of 50 years, Rita; three sons, James, Ronald, Gary; brother-in-law,
Jay Marks; sisters, Violet Stough; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren;
and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
TOMPKINS, James Marion, 93, originally from Camden, SC, died July 28, 2001 at the Leisure Living Assisted Living Home, he was a 28 year resident of Tucson. James received a BS from UCLA in business and went on to enlist in the Navy during WWII serving in Washington, DC until his retirement as a commander in 1967. He continued his career in the naval reserve as well as with NASA. During his life he was an active member of the order of Masons. He is survived by his only daughter, Patricia Tompkins; and his only grand-son, Cristopher Canizares. His wife of 42 years, Mary Kay, died in November of 2000. A memorial service will be held on Monday, August 13th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 750 W. Chapala Drive with the Reverend Carla Williams officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 750 W. Chapala Drive, Tucson, AZ 85704. Arrangements by ADAIR FUNERAL HOME, Avalon Chapel, 8090 N. Northern Ave. (@ Magee).
THOMPSON, Arthur Calvin ``Cal'', Colonel, USAF (Ret), 89, died Friday, July 27, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Hagius Thompson; daugh- ter, Suzanne (Larry) Craig; three grandchildren; and two great-grand- children. Cal came to Arizona when he was quite young and regarded it as his home state. He attended school in Jerome, Arizona, and is a graduate of the University of Arizona, where he was a member of Delta Chi Fraternity. He was a member of Aztlan Lodge #1, F&AM for over 50 years. During a career in the U.S. Air Force in excess of 30 years, he served overseas in Europe, Japan and Newfoundland. Since retirement he has been active in the Tucson Gem and Mineral Society, the Arizona Historical Society, and the Postal History Foundation. At his request, no services are planned. Arrangements by EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY.
SHOOK, William L., Jr., 73, of Mira Loma, CA died August 2, 2001. Born September 10, 1927 in Tucson. He was the owner of Yellow Cab in San Francisco for 30 years. He served in the US Army during WWII. Survived by son, Billy Roles of Mira Loma, CA, daughter, Virginia O'Brian of Aurora, CO; sister, Maxine Elder of Tucson, AZ; and eight grandchildren. No services are planned. Arrangements under the direction of Thomas Miller Mortuary.
SCHAUER, Elisa M. ``Lexie'', 93, of Tucson, died August 1, 2001. Wife of Gustave E. Schauer. At her request, no services will be held. Arrangements by ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Avalon Chapel, 8090 N. Northern Ave.
DAVIS, Clayton Louis, U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sergeant (Ret), 64, of Tucson, died Friday, July 27, 2001. Husband of Renate Davis. Father of U.S. Army Sergeant David M. Davis of Texas; brother of Clark (Rosa) of South Dakota; Darlene of Florida; and Lee of Iowa; stepbrother of Ethel (Stan) of Texas; Mavis (Harold) and Edith of South Dakota; and Bud of California; nephew of Ella of California. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Mr. Davis attended numerous schools throughout his military career and prior to his retirement served as a computer specialist. Mr. Davis' family would like to extend appreciation and gratitude to their many friends and neighbors, the Veterans Hospital Home Care nurse and doctor and special thanks to longtime caregiver Jerry and caregiver Mary. A Private Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 626 N. Craycroft Rd., Ste #116, Tucson, AZ 85711, would be appre- ciated. Arrangements by EVERGREEN MORTUARY & CEMETERY, N. Oracle & W. Miracle Mile.
BERKOWITZ, JOSEPH 81, passed away on March 30, 2001. He is survived
by two daughters, Alma and Hannah; two grandchildren, Zalman and Aurelia;
and loving partner, longtime companion, and dear friend, Pearl Fessler.
STUCKEY, Roy A., 93, died January 30, 2002. Retired Farmer and Stockman. Survived by wife, Loretta of Wichita; son, Mervyn Stuckey of Tucson; and daughter, LaVeta Sterrett of Wichita. Funeral was held 1:30 p.m., Monday, February 4, 2002 at Elliott Funeral Home, Harper, KS.
MONTGOMERY, Edward ``Ted'' Warren, born September 5, 1915, died January 31, 2002 in Tucson, AZ. He was born to Almaria Maria (Keen) and Russell Banks Montgomery in Lookingglass, Douglas County, Oregon. He attended schools in Lookingglass and Oregon State University. He is survived by his wife, Peggy E. ``Poage'' Montgomery; sons, Errol L. (Ann) and Edward Gerald ``Jerry''; grandchildren, Jennifer McDowell and David, Michael, and Susan Montgomery; great-grand- children, Maran Montgomery and Randal McDowell; sisters, Grace Smith Allman and Martha Gurney Karstens Montgomery; brother, Charles Robert Montgomery; and many nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were a sister, Kathryn Hutto, and brother, John R. Montgomery. Ted was a longtime resident of Oregon and moved to Tucson in 1996. He was a fireman and locomotive engineer for Southern Pacific Railroad, Portland Division for 39 years. He was a member of Masonic Laurel Lodge #13, AF-AM, Roseburg, Oregon. At his request there will be no Service. Ted will be missed by family and friends.
Agnes E. Dailey
DISHAW, Beth A., born April 27, 1966 in South Carolina, passed peacefully in California on January 27, 2002. Beth is preceded by beloved mother, Inez Ellen Dishaw. She is survived by her father, Wendal; brother, Matthew; and her precious son, Jonathan Sebastian Centurion-Dishaw. Memorial service pending.