Miscellaneous Obituaries


Health and Welfare Canada, Appeal Board, Retired.   On Wednesday January 8, 1997 Odette BOUDREAU, aged 83.   Widow of John ROACH.   Dear mother of Mike (husband of Maureen).   Loving grandmother of Patrick and Karen.   Great grandmother of Benjamin BRODIE.   Dear sister of Margaret BYRNES, Madeleine, St. Louis, Guy and Hector.   Predeceased by sister Sheila WILLIAMS and brothers Lucien, Robert and Bernard.
Friends are invited to attend a Mass in memory of Odette on Friday January 10, 1997 at St. Anne's Church at 11 AM.   Special thanks to the staff of the Heart Institute for their care and compassion.   In memorium, donations to the Heart Institute appreciated.   Arrangements in the care of the Kelly Funeral Homes.
Ottawa, ON;  Ottawa Citizen;  9 & 10 JAN 1997

OPAL GRACE ROACH 86, died Monday, Nov. 24, 1997, in Wichita Falls.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hampton Vaughan Crestview Chapel with the Rev. Craig Neal, pastor of Beverly Drive United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will be in Crestview Memorial Park.
Mrs. ROACH was born May 13, 1911, in Mayfield, Kan.  She and Iven L. ROACH were married in Mayfield.  He died Oct. 17, 1997.  She retired from the city of Wichita, Kan., where she had been an IBM Computer Operator, in 1975.  She attended Beverly Drive United Methodist Church and was a member of Friendly Circle Sunday School Class.  She had lived in Wichita before moving to Wichita Falls 23 years ago.
Survivors include a daughter, Jacquelyne KIRK of Wichita Falls;   and a grandchild.
Memorials may be made to Beverly Drive United Methodist Church, 813 N. Beverly, Wichita Falls, Texas 76305.
Wichita Falls, TX;  Wichita Falls TRN;  28 NOV 1997

Graveside services will be at 2pm Wednesday at Marysville (KS) Cemetery for Orpha Mae ROACH, 95, Marysville, who died Dec 3, 1997, at a hospital here.
She was born Nov 25, 1902, near Barneston, Neb., the daughter of Silas Manford and Martha Jane JOSEPH ROACH.  She was graduated from Marysville High School in 1921.  Miss ROACH was postmaster at Marietta in Marshall County (KS) from 1936 until 1959 when the office was closed.  She managed the Marietta Market several years.  She moved to Marysville in 1962.
She was a member of the Christian Church and Women's Relief Corps.
A few cousins survive.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kansas Arthritis Foundation or to the Christian Church in Marysville.  Kinsley Mortuary in Marysville is in charge of arrangements.
Marysville, KS;  Topeka C-J;  9 DEC 1997

age 73, of Knoxville, passed away 5:45 a.m. Monday, October 27, 1997, at his home.   Survived by wide Wanda ROACH; son Dennis ROACH; daughters Terri GRODEMAN, Kathy HUNT and Buffy WOODS; sister, Joy GRIFFEN, all of Knoxville; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral service 1 p.m. Wednesday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Doug White officiating.   Interment Bookwalter Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Jimmy and Robby Speegle, Steve Griffen, Jerry and Don Day, and Johnny Moyers.   The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Mynatt's.
Knoxville, TN;  Knoxville N-S;  28 & 29 OCT 1997

Funeral services for Raymond ROACH, 74, of Jonesboro, who died Monday at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center following a traffic accident, will be held Fri afternoon at 1 in the chapel of Gregg's Funeral Home in Jonesboro, with Rev. Kenny Johnson officiating.  Burial will be in the Lulu Cementery near Senath, MO.
Active pallbearers will be John Henry, Bill Duncan, Jeff Taylor, Paul Davison, Steve Hays and Bob Householder.
Members of the John West Sunday School Class will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Roach was born in Leachville and had lived in Jonesboro for 6 years.  He formerly lived in West Memphis and owned and operated Superior Shoe Store in that town and was a real estate broker.  He was a Navy veteran of WWII and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion.  He was a member of the Philadelphia Baptist Church and of the John West Sunday School Class.
Surviving are his wife, Evadene ROACH of the home;  one son, Brad ROACH of Oak Lawn, IL;  one daughter, Teresa ROACH of Plano TX;  one brother , Junior ROACH of Jonesboro; *nbspone sister, Hazel YOUNG of Harrisburg (AR);  and three grandsons.   He was preceded in death by a son.
The family asks that memorials be made to the Philadelphia Baptist Church.  Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 this afternoon until 8 this evening and from 9 Friday morning until time for services.
Jonesboro, AR;   Jonesboro Sun;   18 DEC 1997;   Page 4B

75, died Thursday.   Services will be held Monday at 10:00 AM at the McClendon Funeral Home Chaple, in Okmulgee, Oklahoma.   Interment will follow at Okmulgee Cemetery under the direction of the McClenden Funeral Home.
KEESEE was born on October 4, 1921 in Vinson (OK).   He will be greatly missed by his devoted wife of 55 years, Altiva Margie KEESEE; three sons, Randell Glynn KEESEE and wife Linda of Tulsa (OK); Donald Ray KESSEE and wife, Connie, of Okmulgee (OK); Billy Joe KESSEE and wife Teresa, of Okmulgee; and daughter, Tonya Jo PRYOR of Stroud (OK).
He is also preceded in death by two sons; Richard Lynn KEESEE and Ronald Dean KEESEE; parents, Eva Irene ROACH KEESEE and Oscar KEESEE; and a sister, Robbie Lou KEESEE.
Viewing will be Sunday from 1:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the McClendon Funeral Home Chapel.
Altus, OK;  The Altus Times;  Saturday, 28 DEC 1996

Services have been set for Richard Lynn HARRIS, 71, of Petersburg, who died at 10:45 a.m. Sunday at his home.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the Cover Funeral Home, Dundee, where Blanchard Lodge 102, Free and Accepted Masons, will conduct a service at 8 tonight.   Friends may then call Wednesday at the Petersburg United Methodist Church from 10 a.m. until a memorial service at 11.   Pastor John Mehl will officiate.   The body has been donated to the University Hospitals, Ann Arbor.
Born June 15, 1926, in Dundee, he was the son of Lloyd T. and Harriet (ROACH) HARRIS.   He was married on Dec. 11, 1948, to Nancy J. ELDER at the home of her parents in Petersburg.
He was employed by the former City Machine and Tool in Toledo and by the Chrysler-Jeep Corp. as a master die maker, retiring in 1991. 
A navy veteran of World War II, he attained the rank of aviation ordnanceman third class.   He also served at Private Grade 7 in the Michigan States Troops during the 1940s.
He was a member of Blanchard Lodge 102, Free and Accepted Masons, and the McDonald's Coffee Club in Dundee.
Surviving are his wife; a son, Steven A. of Tecumseh; two daughters, Diane L. HARRIS and Lynne A. CRANDALL, both of Ann Arbor; a brother, Lloyd T. HARRIS Jr. of Toledo; a sister, Mrs. Gil (Marion) MARSHALL of Arkansas Pass, Texas, and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Virgil and Byron, and two sister, Gladys and Pauline.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the Diabetes Association.
Petersburg, MI;  Monroe Evening News;  Tuesday 7 Oct. 1997;  P. 12A

asleep in Jesus Fri. Dec. 12, 1997;  beloved husband of Elli MURRAY;  dear father of Beverly (Paul) ROSS and Robert (Diane) ROACH, Jr;  dear grandfather of Tammy (Larry) LABARBERA, Michelle and Kimberly ROACH and Brian ROSS; our dear cousin and friend. Funeral from Kutis Affton Chapel, 10151 Gravois, Tues. Dec. 16, 9:30 a.m. to Hope Lutheran Church for 10 a.m. service. Interment, National Cemetery.  Member D.A.V. Post #1, Barlog-Kuszai-Zero A.L. Post #422, Eleventh & 12th Dist. A.L. Guard. #1service Mon., Dec. 15, 7p.m.   In parlor Mon. 4pm 
St. Louis, MO;  St. Louis Post Dispatch  Sunday, 14 DEC 1997;  Page 12C

A graveside memorial service will be held Nov. 8 for Ruby Fern MORRISON of Hillsboro, formerly of Oakridge and Eugene, who died Nov. 3 at age 53.   Her family did not disclose the cause of death.
MORRISON was born Nov. 3, 1944, in Evergreen, Colo., to John and Maudie ROACH.   She grew up in Oakridge and graduated from Oakridge High School in 1963.
She attended Western Business College in Portland, and she had lived in the Portland metropolitan area.   In addition to Oakridge, she also lived in Eugene from 1975 to 1983 and in California.   She worked as a medical receptionist and then in advertising with the Time-Warner company.
She was fond of her dog, Murphy, and enjoyed crafts and spending time with her family.
Survivors include a son, James of Hillsboro; two daughters, Theresa LAY of Hillsboro and Sandy SOHLER of Veronia; a brother, Ben ROACH of Montana; three sisters, Frances MARCOTT of Colorado, Doris MOTSINGER of Springfield, and Darlene GIBSON of Golden, Colo.; and three grand children.
Saturday's service will be at 2 p.m. at Forestvale Cemetery in Oakridge.
Donelson, Sewell & Matthews Funeral Home in Hillsboro is in charge of arrangements.
Hillsboro, OR;  Register-Guard;  6 NOV 1997

89, formerly of Medford, died Tuesday [15 APRIL 1997] in a nursing home in Minneapolis, Minn.
The private memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Golden Valley, Minn.   Cremation has been held.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Colonial Acres Health Care Center, Golden Valley, Minn., 55427 or Calvary Lutheran Church, Golden Valley, Minn. 55427.
She was born Sadie McKILLOP on Oct. 8, 1907, in Seattle, where she grew up.
On April 4, 1935, in Seattle, she married A. Douglas ROACH, who survives.
Following their marriage, the couple lived in a cabin at Crater Lake National Park, where he was a storekeeper.
The couple later moved to one of the old stone cabins near park headquarters.   They were one of five couples to pioneer year-round living at the national park.
They lived there until March, 1942, when Mr. ROACH joined the Army Corps of Engineers to oversee construction of Camp White.
They lived in the area until the base was completed, then lived in several places throughout the Northwest at other Army Corps projects.
Following World War II they returned to Medford to make their home.
Mrs. ROACH worked for Newcomers Service, the Federal Land Bank, and Harry & David.   He (sic?) was with Bear Creek for 30 years.
They lived in Bear Lake Mobile Estates, Phoenix, for 18 years before moving to Minnesota in 1994.
She was active in the Medford Garden Club and a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Chruch.
Survivors, in addition to her husband at the family home (7600 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley, MN 55427), include two daughters, Barbara GRIFFIN, Minneapolis, and Penny RUSH, Salt Lake City; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Arrangements:   Washburn & McKeavy, Robbinsdale, Minn.

age 25, of Route 3, Rutledge, died suddenly early Thursday morning, December 4, 1997, at her residence.
She was an employee of Cherokee Market and Deli, and was preceded in death by her grandfather, Arvil J. PRYOR.  She is survived by her husband, Michael ROACH of the home;  stepson, Jason ROACH of the home;  mother, Debbie PRYOR of Talbott;  father and stepmother, Encil and Debbie PRYOR of Celina, Tenn.;  grandparents, Delsie PRYOR of Jackson County, Tenn.,  and John and Laquietta GUINN of Talbott, Harvey and Mary GUINN of Talbott and Eliza TATE of Talbott;  uncles and aunts, Ray and Gene PRYOR and Donald GENTRY, Myrtie GENTRY, Jerry PRYOR and Debbie SCOTT, all of Jackson County, Tenn., John GUINN of Talbott and Roger MAPLES of Rutledge, Suzanne MAPLES of Rutledge and Brenda GUINN of Talbott;  cousins, Donnie GENTRY, Tammy GENTRY, Angie GENTRY, Amy PRYOR, Barry PRYOR, Jeff PRYOR and Kim PRYOR, all of Jackson County, Tenn., Laquiesta Brianna GUINN, Preston GUINN, both of Talbott, Michayla Alexis ''Little Princess'' GABY, Chasity GUINN and Michael GABY, all of Rutledge.
Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday evening, December 7, 1997, from the Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Rutledge with Reverend Randy Smith and Brother Billy Curl officiating.  Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Monday morning, December 8, 1997, in the Oakland Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m.  Sunday evening prior to services at the funeral home.  Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 123 Water Street, Rutledge, Tennessee 37861, Phone (423) 828-5555.
Rutledge, TN;  Knoxville N-S;  7 DEC 1997

89, of Ellsworth and Mattopoisett, Mass., died June 5, 1997, at a local health-care facility.  He was born Nov. 20, 1907, in New Bedford, Mass., the son of Frederick T. and Elizabeth Bly (DAVIS) ROACH.  A graduate of New Bedford High School, Class of 1926, Mr. ROACH worked in Canada before returning to New Bedford to work at Coater's Manufacturing Inc.  He and his family lived in New Bedford for many years before moving to Mattapoisett in 1961.  Talcott loved the Brandt Beach area and especially enjoyed fishing, clamming and walking along the beach.
Tolcott was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth A. (COSTALDI) ROACH in 1994; a brother, Henry H. ROACH in 1992; and an infant grandson, Frederick T. ROACH in 1967. He is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Frederick T. and Joyce ROACH of Cascade, Mont., Benjamin B. and Patricia ROACH of Mattapoisett, Malcolm R. and Marilyn ROACH of Ellsworth; grandchildren, Wendy A. ROACH of Tucson, AZ, Eric M. ROACH and his wife, Julie of Portland, and Brian D. ROACH of Brookline, MA; two step grandchildren, Linda SHORES of Louisiana and Brad CORDES of Oregon; one great-grandchild, Finn Henry ROACH of Portland.
Those who wish to do so, may make donations in his memory to the activities fund at the Hancock House, P.O. Box 5, Hancock 04640; or to Courtland Living Center, 38 Court St., Ellsworth 04605.   A memorial service will be in Rural Cemetery, New Bedford, on June 21 at 11 a.m.   Arrangements by Direct Cremation of Maine and Wilson Chapel, 479 County St, Bedford, Mass. 02740.
Ellsworth, ME;  Bangor D-N;  8 JUNE 1997

71, of Swansea, IL, died Thursday, June 12, 1997, at Willowcreek Nursing Center, Belleville, IL.  Mr. ROACH was born in Sandstone, Minn., on October 16, 1925.
He was a truck and bus driver for St. Clair Associated Vocational Enterprises (SAVE).  He was a member of Knights of Columbus 3rd Degree Belleville Council 1028.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Arabelle ROACH, nee McELDERRY; four brothers, Harry, Leon, Bernie, and Fred ROACH; and a sister, Donna EPPIG.   Surviving are his wife, Dorothy ROACH, nee FALCETTI, whom he married April 16, 1947, three daughters, Karon (Russ) SIGNORINO of St. Louis County, Mo., Kim (William) McKEAN of Belleville, IL, and Kris (Mike) AINSWORTH of Belleville, IL; a son, Keith (Theresa) ROACH of Freeburg, IL; two sisters, Katherine (Norm) BERTELSMANN of Belleville, IL, and Nadine (Joe) COOK of Belleville, IL; three brothers, John (Bess) ROACH of Gulf Shores, AA, Jerry (Sally) ROACH of Bon Secour, Ala., and Bob ROACH of Albuquerque, NM; a sister-in-law, Carol ROACH of Cape Coral, FL; and grandchildren, Gina, Valerie, and Samuel SIGNORINO, Matthew and Michael ROACH, Amy and Melissa McKEAN, Emily and Keil AINSWORTH.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 16, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Belleville, Ill., with Fr. James Blazine officiating.   Private burial was held at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, Ill.
There was no funeral home visitation.   Memorials were made to Family Hospice of Belleville Area or St. Clair Associated Vocational Enterprises (SAVE).
Freeburg, St. Clair Co, IL;  The Freeburg Tribune;   Thursday, 19 JUNE 1997

sister of Midlanders Darelene CAIN and Marie HOUSE, died Saturday, March 22, in Midland.
Graveside services are to be 2 p.m. Monday, March 24, at Andrews Old Cemetery with John Oliver officiating.   Arrangements are under the direction of McNett Funeral Home in Andrews.   Visitation is today, March 23, at the funeral home.
She was born Feb. 1, 1920, in Helton, Okla. 
She was a retired secretary.   She was a Jehovah's Witness.
Other survivors include her husband, Warner M. McKINNEY of Andrews; a son, Terry ROACH of Lubbock; a stepdaughter, Debbie HEATH of Brownwood; two stepsons, Michael McKINNEY of Odessa and Paul McKINNEY of Centerville, Ark.; three other sisters, Gaylan VAUGHN of Odessa, Lilyan OVERBY of Andrews and Violet Mathis of Austin; and four grandchildren. 
Andrews, TX;  Midland R-T;  23 MARCH 1997

101, Route 1, died Saturday (Aug. 30, 1997) at Ridgecrest Manor Nursing Home in Duffield, Va.   Born on Dec. 25, 1895, in Scott County, Va., Mr. Roach was a lifelong resident of Scott County.   He was formerly employed by Southern Railroad and was a retired farmer.   He was of the Baptist faith and a member of Brick Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Eva J. MORETZ ROACH; a son, James ROACH; two granddaughters, Tonya ROACH and Tyria LANE; his parents,, John and Rebecca RHOTON ROACH; two sisters, Beulah JONEGO and Maggie BISHOP; and three brothers, Jim, Charlie and George ROACH:   Surviving are five daughters, Dorothy SHELTON and Hazel DIXON, both of Kingsport, Maggie GILLIAM, Taylor, Mich., Georgia BELL, Pontiac, Mich., and Maudie BUCHIER, Clinchport, Va.; six sons, Robert ROACH, Ray ROACH, Claude ROACH, Glenn ROACH, Don ROACH and Johnny ROACH, all of Clinchport, Va.; 43 grandchildren;. 73 great-grandchildren; a number of greatgreat-grandchildren; five nieces and a nephew.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence of Glenn Roach, Clinchport, Va.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jerry Hickman officiating.
Clinchport, VA

DSO CD (Retired Capt.) December 8, 1919 - April 8, 1996.   Easter Monday, after a long and gallant fight with dementia and cancer.   Lovingly remembered by his wife Margaret in Nanaimo; daughters in Sooke, Patricia in Nanaimo; son William in Vancouver; and granddaughters Lenora and Sarah in Nanaimo.   As well as many long time friends and associates across Canada.   Bill was decorated and served the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry 1938-1945, while serving overseas in Italy Europe, England and Canada.
No service by request.   Cremation.   Many thanks to Dr. Nolan, Royal Columbian Hospital and staff at George Derby Centre. 
[The Royal Columbian Hospital is in New Westminster B.C.]
Victoria Times Colonist;  Wednesday, 12 APR 1996

DSO CD (Capt. ret.) PPCLI Memorial service to be held at Veterans Cemetery, Field of Honour, Esquimalt, November 7, 1996, 11 a.m. Padre Alex Reid (Lt. Col. ret.) officiating, Sgt at Arms, Doug Bell.   Meet & Greet to follow.
Victoria Times Colonist;   Wednesday, 30 Oct 1996;   Page D1

On Monday, Jul 29, 1996, in Alexandria Hospital, husband of Ethel ROACH; father of Donna NORFORD and Danny ROACH; brother of Jack A. ROACH and Frances E HEAVEN.   Also surviving are 7 grandchildren; 4 greatgrandchildren, 2 nieces and 11 nephews. 
Friends may call at the Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home, 1500 W Braddock Rd, Alexandria VA on Thursday, Aug 1, 1997, from 6 to 9PM, where a Moose Service will be held at 8PM.   Interment will be held at a later date.   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Assoc of American Diabetes Foundation.
Washington DC Post;  1 Aug 1996

On Nov 20, 1997, of Landover MD.
Survived by his wife, Evelyn; children; Woodrow Jr, Allen & Nathaniel ROACH, Mary BRANSON, Mildren HENSON & Shirley McLAURIN; 2 sisters, Betty ROACH & Rebecca PERKINS; 5 brothers, George, Willie, Robert, Thomas & James ROACH; 17 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren.
Visitation Friday, Nov 28, 7 to 9PM at New Born Church of God & True Holiness Inc, 810 Rollins Ave, Capitol Heights and Saturday Nov 29, 9 to 10 AM at Bibleway Temple, 1100 New Jersey Ave NW where services will be held at 10AM.  Interment Harmony Memorial Park.
Landover, MD;   Washington DC Post;   27 NOV 1997

69, Plateau, Inverness Co., died October 5, 1997, in QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax.
Born in Cheticamp, she was a daughter of the late Elore and Louise (DEVEAU) POIRIER.   She was a member of St. Peter's Church, Cheticamp. 
Surviving are son, Louis Joseph and wife Sharon (MacINNIS), Halifax; brothers, Paul Levis, Cheticamp; Joseph, Plateau; Tommy, Point Cross; sisters, Marie Helene (Mrs. Joseph Albert POIRIER), Mathilda and Sophie Boudreau, all of Plateau; Marie Bella (Mrs. Joseph G. AuCoin), St. Joseph de Moine; grandchildren, Patrick Joseph, Patricia Dawn, Dwayne Joseph, Nicole Marie, Dale Robert, John Douglas, Paulina; great-grandchildren, Lee, Brett, Karly Anne.   She was predeceased by her husband, Jean Nazaire. 
Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Cheticamp Funeral Home. Funeral 2 p.m. Thursday in St. Peter's Church, Cheticamp.   Burial in the parish cemetery.   Family flowers only.   Donations may be made to Sacred Heart Hospital Charitable Foundation or a charity of choice.
Halifax, NS;  The Halifax Herald Limited;  Wednesday, 8 OCT 1997

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