Clyde Charles Treece
FAYETTEVILLE --Clyde Charles Treece, 95, was born Jan. 16, 1908, at Barren Hollow, Marshall, Searcy County, Arkansas, the first child of James Sherman and Hattie Watts Treece. Mr. Treece died Feb. 1, 2003, at Fort Smith.
Mr. Treece graduated from Batesville High School in 1924. He moved to Fayetteville with his family in 1924. He was a graduate of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville where he received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering in 1930. He received his M.S. degree in civil engineering in 1937 and received an M.S. degree in mechanical engineering in 1959. While attending the university, he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha social fraternity and earned the University of Arkansas letter on the track team. He was a member of the University A-Club.
After graduation, he worked in the test labs of Westinghouse Electric Corp. in Pittsburgh, Pa. During the Great Depression he worked for the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey in Little Rock, and the Soil Erosion Service in Conway until 1934. In 1937, he began his career with Ebasco Services Inc., a consulting engineering firm in New York City, N.Y., where he was supervisor of engineering design of electrical power plants, substations and transmission lines. He remained with Ebasco Services for 26 years. In 1963, he became lead engineer in charge of electrical engineering and design for Stone and Webster Engineering Corp. of Boston, Mass. He retired from Stone and Webster in Los Angeles in Aug. 1967. He was a professional engineer, and was registered in Arkansas and many other states. He was a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.
Since retirement, he has lived in Fayetteville where he has done private consulting work and has also attended the University of Arkansas taking courses that interested him. His interests were many. He has participated in the Senior Center square dancing and has enjoyed riding his bicycle around Fayetteville He enjoyed reading and tinkering with machinery and electrical equipment. He attended to his mother during her illness until her death in 1994 at the age of 107. Clyde was a loving son and brother and will be missed by all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father; two brothers, James Sherman Treece Jr. and Sherman Grant Treece.
Survivors include one brother, Bob G. Treece of Little Rock; two sisters, Hattie Lee Treece Gilbreath of Fort Smith, and Jo Treece Basden of Tulsa, Okla.; eight nephews, six nieces and other relatives and friends.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, at Moore's Chapel. Interment will be in the Fairview Memorial Gardens in Fayetteville.
Memorials may be made to the Central United Methodist Church in Fayetteville, P.O. Box 1106, Fayetteville, AR, 72702.
Berdett Charles Berndt
ROGERS -- Berdett Charles Berndt, 79, of Rogers died Jan. 31, 2003, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rogers. He was born Jan. 5, 1924, in Mapleton, Iowa, to William and Mabel Hare Berndt. He was retired from Cargill Poultry in Springdale and was a private first class in the 207th Army Air Force Base Unit.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mildred Harris and Morine Payne.
Survivors include two brothers, John Berndt of Woodburn, Ore., and Wesley Berndt of Aloha, Ore.; one sister, Delores Payne of Rogers; several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Benton County Funeral Home in Rogers. Entombment will be in the mausoleum at the Rogers Cemetery. Viewing will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Juanita Ruth Rice
GREELEY, COLO. -- Juanita Ruth Rice, 85, of Greeley, Colo., died Jan. 29, 2003, at the North Colorado Medical Center. She was born Sept. 5, 1917, in Scammon, Kan. She graduated from Springdale High School. In 1939, she married her high-school sweetheart, Don V. Rice, in Springdale. They were married for 62 years. They moved to Kansas City, Mo., where she was employed by TWA and then worked at Pratt Whitney Aircraft during World War II. After the war, she became a homemaker to take care of her three daughters. The family moved to Greeley in 1957 and she worked in the United Methodist Church bookstore and retired in 1981. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Greeley. She and her husband lived north of Greeley for many years enjoying the country life, vegetable gardens, and a collection of animals.
She was preceded in death by her husband and a grandson.
Survivors include three daughters, Ann Brown of Ocala, Fla., JoEllen Harris of Greeley, Colo. and Patty Lou Brewer of Greeley, Colo.; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Services will be at 9 a.m. Monday at the Allnutt Funeral Service Macy Chapel in Greeley, Colo., with burial at the Lin Grove Cemetery in Greeley.
Memorials may be made to the Juanita R. Rice Memorial Fund at the United Methodist Church of Greeley, 917 10th Ave., Greeley, Colo. 80631
Leon D. Kirk
TULSA, OKLA. -- Leon D. Kirk, 65, of Tulsa, Okla., died Jan. 30, 2003, in Tulsa. He was born July 6, 1938, in Prairie Grove to Ernest and Stella Kirk of Westville, Okla. He grew up in Westville and attended school at Wright's Chapel and Westville High School He moved to Tulsa, where he married and worked in construction. He later returned to Westville.
He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother, Dwayne Kirk.
Survivors include one son, Ernest Leon Kirk of Tulsa, Okla.; one daughter, Erma "Ann" Kirk of Tulsa; one brother, Wendell Kirk, and his wife, Louise, of Springdale; one sister Ernestine Mendenhall and her husband, Lester, of Tulsa; one grandson, and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Albert Cemetery in Westville, Okla., with the Rev. Pete Thomas officiating. Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. today at the Hart Funeral Home and from 8 a.m. to noon on Monday.
Arrangements by Mobley-Dodson Funeral Chapel of Sand Springs, Okla.
Hilda Mae Brown
SPRINGDALE -- Hilda Mae Brown, 86, of Springdale died Jan. 31, 2003, at her home. She was born Dec. 31, 1916, in Barber to Benjamin Thomas and Amy Elizabeth Phillips Moore. She was a homemaker and a member of the Booneville Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed quilting, ceramics and her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harlan Eston Brown, in 1977.
Survivors include one son, Harlan W. Brown, and his wife, Evelyn, of Springdale; one daughter, Doris Jeanette "Susie" Durham, and her husband, Tom, of Springdale; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Sisco Funeral Chapel in Springdale with the Rev. Danny Williams officiating. Burial will be in the Friendship Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. today at the Sisco Funeral Chapel with the family present from 2 to 4 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Steve Dime, Dennis Gregory, Larry Gregory, David Clark, James Harp and David Hinds.
Kennard "Ken" Kelly Montez
HONOLULU, HAWAII --Kennard Kelly Montez, 41, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died Jan. 25, 2003, in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was born Feb. 23, 1962, in Fort Smith to Manuel Franco and Beverly Colleene Williamson Montez. He graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in accounting and a degree in law.
Survivors include his mother of Fort Smith; one brother, Shawn Montez of Clarksville; four sisters, Venus Montez of Fort Smith, Marie VanDyke of Garland, Texas, Beverly Norvillo of Dallas, Texas, and Melissa Montez of Ft. Smith.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Springcreek Cemetery in Springdale. Arrangements are under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home in Springdale.