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Mohave County Obituaries
Kingman, Mohave County, Arizona

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Kingman, Mohave County, Arizona

HELEN F. FLAGLER (Jan. 8, 1920 – April 1, 1990)

Helen F. Flagler died at her home in Kingman Sunday. She was 70. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, at Tucker Funeral Home. Ladies of the Moose Lodge #159, Collage of Regents will officiate. Interment will be private.

Born Jan. 8, 1920 in Elmira, N.Y., Mrs. Flagler was a homemaker and came to Arizona 20 years ago from California. She was a member of the Ladies of the Moose Lodge #1594.

Survivors include her husband, William Flagler of Kingman; daughter, Gwin Simmons of California; two sons, Robert and Ernest Flagler of Kingman; four brothers, Joe, Wes, Robert and Raymond Douglas from out of state; brother Frank Douglas of Bullhead City; sister, Joyce Caldwell of Gillett, Pa.; ten grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
 

ERNEST LEE "ERNIE" MARSHALL (June 20, 1904 – Nov. 27, 1992)

Ernest Lee "Ernie" Marshall died Friday, Nov. 27, 1992 at Desert Springs Hospital in Las Vegas. He was 88. Born June 20, 1904 in Knob Noster, Mo., Mr. Marshall lived in Kingman since 1963, moving here from California. He worked as a welder in construction until 1977, when he retired.

Mr. Marshall moved from Central City, Colo., to Casper, Wyo., in the 1930’s to work for Natrona Transfer as a truck driver. In 1942, he moved to Ferndale Wash., and worked as a welder on ships in Todd’s Dry Dock, Bremerton and Bain Bridge Island in Seattle, Wash. He also worked in the Bellingham Wash., shipyards.

In 1950, Mr. Marshall moved to Fortuna, Calif., where he worked in the lumber business as a saw filer for Fortuna Veneer for 15 years. He joined the Sheriff Department Posse and was very active.

He moved to Kingman in 1963, and went into construction working in Eagle Mountain, Calif., as a scaffold man for Duval Mines, General Cable and all of the Highway 66 overpasses in the Kingman area.

He was a charter member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 1744, the Loyal Order of Moose and a member of the Christian Church of Knob Noster, Mo.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Margaret Marshall of Kingman; his daughter, Ardith Kindred of Burney, Calif.; his stepson and daughter in law, Bill and Shirley Carter of Buckeye; his grandsons and granddaughters-in-law; Bill and Diane Kindred of Bakersfield, Calif., Bradley and Deany Rothlin of Fortuna, Calif.; his granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Vickie and Tony Prado of Anderson, Calif.; his son-in-law Gene Rothlin of Fortuna, Calif.; his great-grandchildren, Stacy Adams of San Diego, Shayla and Jordan Prado of Anderson, Calif., and Trent and Chad Rothlin of Fortuna; his sister-in-law and her husband, Jewell and Jack Callahan of Kingman; his sisters-in-law, Jo Fagg of Grand Junction, Colo., Ann McMichael, Rose Poff and Helen Jones of Craig, Colo., and Kay Milligan of Willits, Calif.; two brothers-in-law, George and Andy Duzik of Craig, Colo.; nephews and their wives, George and Merna Tomoff of Kingman, and John Val Tomoff of Las Vegas; nephews, Emory Skidmore of Ill., and Vincent Skidmore of To

Services were 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, 1992, at Desert View Funeral Chapel with Owen Shultz officiating. A private cremation was arranged by the Funeral Home.
 

JOSEPH P. SAPUTO (Sept. 9, 1922 – July 29, 1993)

Joseph P. Saputo died Thursday, July 29, 1993, in Kingman. He was 70. Born Sept. 9, 1922 in Mount Clements, Mich., Mr. Saputo lived in Arizona for seven years, moving here from California. He worked as an electronic inspector in quality control before retiring in 1985.

Mr. Saputo also served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. In addition, he was a member of the Moose Lodge No. 1704, and the Eagles Lodge Arie No. 3744.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Gertrude Saputo; his daughter, Peggy Brass of Newbury Park, Calif., his granddaughter, Sandra and Mike Harrell of Santa Clara, Calif.; his grandson, Joseph and Suzanne Mathewson of Victorville, Calif.; three great-granddaughters; his brother, Bud Saputo of Newbury Park; two sisters, Frances LaPerna of Libonia, Mich., and Grace and Bernard Karbousky of Warren, Mich.; his sister-in-law, Angela Saputo of Newbury Park.

Visitation is scheduled to be held from 6-8 p.m. today, Friday, July 30, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home, with a rosary at 7 p.m. Services are to be held at Valley Oaks Memorial Chapel in Westlake Village, Calif. (Buried in Valley Oak Memorial Park, West Lake Village, California)
 

FIDENCIA S. "FRED" YBARRA (Nov. 16, 1925 – Oct. 31, 1992)

Fidencia S. "Fred" Ybarra died Saturday, Oct. 31, 1992, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Sepulveda, Calif. He was 66. Born Nov. 16, 1925, in Fillmore, Calif., Mr. Ybarra moved to Kingman in 1979. He worked as a forklift operator and a truck driver.

Mr. Ybarra served overseas during World War II from 1944 to 1946 during the Normandy Invasion with the 1008th Army Engineer Corps.

He received a medal award for the European African Middle Eastern Campaign, the World War II Victory Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the American Campaign medal. Mr. Ybarra also was a qualified marksman with the M1 Carbide.

In addition, Mr. Ybarra was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge No. 1704, the Thunderbird Moose Legion No. 213, the BPOE No. 468, the DAV Chapter No. 10, and was a life member of the VFW No. 3516.

He also was a member of the Blinded Veterans Association, and the American Legion Post No. 100.

Survivors include his wife, Ethel; two daughters, Odette Boblett of Kingman, and Yolande Ybarra of Ventura, Calif.; two sons, Maurice and Rauoul of Oxnard, Calif.; his mother, Saledad Ybarra of Fillmore, Calif. Other survivors include five brothers, three sisters, 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Crawford Mortuary is handling the cremation, which is to be held at Oakwood Memorial in Chatsworth, Calif., with interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
 

VIRGINIA JENNINGS (Jan. 6, 1910 – July 10, 1990)

Funeral services for Virginia Jennings, 80, have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at St. John’s Methodist Church with Rev. N. Susan Brims officiating.

Mrs. Jennings died Tuesday at the Kingman Regional Medical Center. Born Jan. 6, 1910 in Duluth, Minn., she moved to Kingman about 30 years ago from Kansas. Mrs. Jennings was a homemaker. Mrs. Jennings was a member of the Kingman Rebekah Lodge, Kingman Women’s Club, Moose Lodge Past Noble Guards, St. John’s Methodist Church, Kingman Garden Club and the Humane Society.

Survivors include her son Don Jennings of Kingman; one daughter, Jean R. White of Big Piney, Wyo., three brothers, Chester Stauty of Lewiston, Idaho, Thurston Stauty of Manchester, Conn., and Bert Stauty of Duluth, Minn.; three sisters, Grace Osse and Lee Paterson of Proctor, Minn., and Rose Marie Cassidy of Elk River, Minn.
 

MILTON CHARLES WATSON (Jan. 8, 1924 – June 23, 1989)

Funeral services for Milton "Chuck" Charles Watson are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 27th at Tucker Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation is scheduled for today from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Mr. Watson, a World War II veteran was an airline mechanic and had lived in Kingman for six years. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Watson of Kingman, three daughters; Barbara Zump, Marlene Bohime and Marjorie Herzing and four grandchildren.

Mr. Watson was a member of Mohave County Search and Rescue, Kingman Elks Lodge No. 468, and the Loyal Order of the Moose. (Born Jan. 8, 1924 in Akron, Ohio)
 

DONALD B. BACA (Nov. 10, 1919 – Aug. 29, 1988)

Memorial services for Donald B. Baca, 68 are scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Friday at Tucker Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Bergeson of the Grace Lutheran Church officiating. A private cremation was arranged by Tucker Funeral Home. Mr. Baca died Aug. 29 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix.

Born Nov. 10, 1919 in Magdalena, N.M., he spent the major part of his life in Arizona. Mr. Baca was a shovel operator for Duval Corp., and a 40 year member of the International Union of Operating Engineers.

He also was a member of the VFW Post No. 3516 in Kingman, as well as a member of the Moose Lodge No. 1704. Mr. Baca served with the U.S. Army during World War II and was awarded two purple hearts among other numerous decorations. He also served with the 158th Infantry of the Arizona Bushmasters.

Survivors include his wife Marjorie Baca of Kingman; three sons, Robert and Wayne Baca of Kingman and Tech-Sgt, Luke Redwing of Hills Air Force Base, Calif.; three daughters, Jerry Ann Bougher of Kingman, Sandra Sticklett of mesa and Roxane Mazurkiewicz of Kingman; his mother, Callie Baca of Kearny, Ariz.; two brothers, Jack Baca of Kearny, Ariz. And James Baca of Farmington, N.M.; and 17 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

JOHN MATTHEW AMAN (Mar. 18, 1914 – Jan. 20, 1989)

Funeral services for John Matthew Aman, 74, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Tucker Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Tucker Funeral Home, with a rosary at 7 p.m. A private cremation for Mr. Aman who died Friday at Kingman Regional Medical Center, was arranged by Tucker Funeral Home.

Born March 18, 1914 in St. Louis, Mo., he was a 29 year resident of Arizona, moving here from Illinois. Mr. Aman drove a truck for Navaho Freight Lines for 30 years, was a Mohave County health inspector and was a chief security guard for General Cable for many years.

He was also a charter-member of the Moose Lodge No. 1704 in Kingman and the Legion of Moose of Bullhead City. Mr. Aman and his wife Lorraine recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

Survivors include his wife, Lorraine Aman of Kingman; one son, John Jr. of Bolingbrook, Ill.; four daughters, Dolores Taylor of Kingman, Jacqueline Carlson of Chicago, Margaret Rock of Rock Springs, Wyo., and Susan McDowell of Phoenix; two brothers, Raymond Aman of Port Richey, Fla., and Frederick Aman of Conover, Wis.; two sisters, Betty Clarke of Phoenix and Eva Freindress of Ontario, Canada; 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
 

ELMER LEE "PAT" PUETT (Jan. 15, 1916 – Oct. 22, 1991)

Elmer Lee "Pat" Puett died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1991, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix. He was 75. Born Jan. 15, 1916 in Oklahoma City, he had lived in Kingman since moving here from California in 1978.

He was a locksmith for the Los Angeles School District before retiring in 1978. Mr. Puett was a member of Moose Lodge No. 468 for 25 years, having served twice as past governor of the lodge.

He is survived by his wife, Aileen Puett of Kingman; son and daughter-in-law, Duane and Kathy Puett of Kingman; grandsons, Jerry, Danny, Mike, Jeff, and Matt Puett, all of Kingman; a stepson, George Sedich of Kingman; stepdaughters, Barbara Edgette of Kingman, Marilyn White of Riverside, Calif., Donna Dietrich of Garden Grove, Calif., and Mary Ann Oliver of Kingman; eight great-grandchildren; 11 step-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mabel Miller of Walteria, Calif., and Evelyn Thomas of Laguna Miguel, Calif.

Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery.
 

DORIS V. KARR (Jan. 1, 1910 – Oct. 28, 1991)

Doris V. Karr died Monday, Oct. 28, 1991 in Kingman. She was 81. Born Jan. 1, 1910 in Lima, Ohio, Mrs. Karr lived in Kingman since 1975, moving here from Ohio

She was a retired cook in a café, and a homemaker. Mrs. Karr was very active in the Pink Ladies at Kingman Regional Medical Center, serving more than 15,500 hours. She was the past president of the Pink Ladies, serving two years, and an active member of the Katherine Heidenreich Adult Center. Also, Mrs. Karr was a member of the Oldies But Goodies Band, and a member of the Kings & Queens Bowling league.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jake Karr, who died on Feb. 2, 1977. Survivors include her daughter, Carleen Criblez of Ada, Ohio; one stepdaughter, Maxine Shrack of Wilmington, Ohio; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; five step great-grandchildren; four step grandchildren.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 31, 1991, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. Graveside services are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 1991, at Saint Matthew’s Cemetery with the Rev. Barry Merritt officiating
 

BERNICE "BEA" HOWARD (Feb. 2, 1918 – May 21, 1997)

Bernice "Bea" Howard died Wednesday May 21, 1997 in Bullhead City. She was 79. Mrs. Howard was born Feb. 2, 1918 in Mills County, Texas and came to Kingman 27 years ago from California.

Mrs. Howard is survived by: two daughters, Venita Chichuk of Kingman, and Rita Ross of Lompoc, Calif.; two sisters; six grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

A memorial will be held at 3 p.m. today – Sunday May 25, 1997, at the Disabled American Veterans hall at John L. and Bank Streets. (Interment: Joshua Memorial Park, Lancaster, California)
 

ESTELLA MAE JORDAN McCOLLEY (Aug. 13, 1912 – May 21, 1997)

Ella Mae Jordan McColley died Wednesday May 21, 1997 in Bullhead City. She was 84. Mrs. McColley was born Aug. 13, 1912 in Mills County, Texas, and came to Kingman 23 years ago. She was a homemaker.

She was a lifetime member of Eagles Auxiliary No. 3744, Kingman Moose Lodge No. 1704, VFW Post No. 3516, and DAV Auxiliary Chapter No. 10.

Mrs. McColley is survived by; four sons, Lawrence Jordan of Littlefield Texas, Shelby Jordan of Lancaster, Calif., Clifford Jordan of Gold Hill, Ore., and Cam Jordan of Kingman; two sisters, Bethel Ogle of Atascadero, Calif., and Glois Hamilton of Beeville, Texas; 13 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by; two sons, Willard and Wallace Jordan; her husband, Monroe Jordan; her second husband, Earl McColley; six brothers, Arnold, Virgil, Clem, Otis and Herbert Howard; and two sisters, Helen and Bernice Howard.

Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. today – Sunday May 25, 1997 – at the Disabled American Veterans Hall, 2985 John L. Ave. (Interment: Joshua Memorial Park, Lancaster, California)
 

ANTOINETTE ROSE BODNER COWELL (Aug. 1, 1929 – Sept. 17, 1995)

Antoinette Rose Bodner Cowell died Sunday, Sept. 17, 1995 in Chloride. She was 66. Mrs. Cowell was born Aug. 1, 1929 in Chicago, Ill. She lived in Arizona for 23 years, after moving from Illinois. She was a homemaker. She married William Curtis Cowell on Aug. 1, 1949.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years. She is also survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Deborah Rose and Gary James of Albuquerque, N.M.; son, Daniel Paul of Chloride; son and daughter-in-law, David Peter and Rhonda Kaye of Lexington, Neb.; son Timothy John of New Castle, Del.; granddaughter, Denyelle Kay of Lexington, Neb.; granddaughter, Dori Danette of Albuquerque, N.M.; and grandson, Michael Albert of Albuquerque, N.M.

Cowell was preceded in death by her daughter, Rebecca Ruth Cowell; her mother, Charlotte Rose Wallinski Bonder; father, Peter Paul Bodner; step-mothers, Lulabelle Bodner and Cecelia Monila Novak Davis Bodner; and step-brother, John Davis.
 
 

WILLIAM C. COWELL (April 7, 1930 – Dec. 4, 1996)

MARION K. COWELL ( Nov. 12, 1936 – Dec. 4, 1996)

William "Bill" Curtis Cowell and Marion Karine Cowell died Wednesday Dec. 4, 1996, in Kingman. Bill was 66; Marion was 60. They were married in Hudson, Wis., on Sept. 30, 1996.

Bill was born April 7, 1930 in Blue Mound, Wis. He moved to Chloride with his family in 1971. Marion was born Nov. 12, 1936, in Hudson, Wis. She moved to Chloride after her marriage to Bill.

In 1992, Bill retired from his job as a maintenance engineer with the Mohave County School District. Marion was a homemaker and had been a missionary in Ecuador and Belize for two years. Both were ministers.

Bill is survived by; one daughter, Deborah Rose of Albuquerque, N.M.; two sons, David Peter Cowell of Lexington, Neb., Timothy John Cowell of New Castle, Del.; his father, William Henry Cowell of Menomonee, Wis.; one brother, Keith Cowell of Tomah, Wis..; one sister, Rebecca Kanz of Winona, Minn.; and three grandchildren.

Bill was preceded in death by his first wife, Antoinette Rose; one son, Daniel Paul; one daughter, Rebecca Ruth; his mother, Helen Irene; one brother, Thomas Cowell; and one sister, Barbara Anderson.

Marion is survived by; one daughter, Kathy Heebink of Hudson, Wis.; two sons, John Heebink of the Dalles, Ore., and Lane Heebink of Houston; five brothers, Bud, Jack, Billy, Dan and Dale Stayberg; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by; her first husband, John Heebink, Sr.; and her parents, Herbert Norvaid and Helen Margaret Stayberg.
 

MARIE J. BILZ (Nov. 19, 1916 – April 26, 1999)

Marie J. Bilz died Friday April 26, 1999, in Kingman. She was 79. Mrs. Bilz was born Nov. 19, 1916 in Chicago. She was a homemaker who moved to Kingman from Illinois 12 years ago. She was a member of the Moose Lodge in Kingman. She was also a solderer for Motorola before she was married.

Mrs. Bilz is survived by her husband of 44 years, Kurt Bilz of Kingman; four daughters, Kathy, Adrianne, Anne and Valerie; eight grandchildren; and five great- grandchildren.

Services were held Monday at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. Sutton Crematory handled the disposition.
 

WILLIAM THORLAKSON ( Jan. 27, 1917 – June 19, 1994)

William Thorlakson died June 19, 1994, at his home in Kingman. He was 77. Mr. Thorlakson was born Jan. 27, 1917, in Powers Lake N.D. and lived in California before coming to Arizona 10 years ago. He was an Army Veteran of World War II, and a machinist for 20 years before retiring in 1984.

Mr. Thorlakson is survived by his son Dennis Thorlakson of Simi Valley, Calif.; two grandchildren; brothers, Clem Thorlakson of Montana and Roy Thorlakson of North Dakota; and many nieces and nephews.

Cremation has been arranged with Sutton Crematory in Kingman. Memorial services and burial have been arranged at Bethel Baptist Cemetery in Powers Lake, N.D.
 

ROBERT L. DeSHIELDS (Feb. 12, 1918 – May 10, 1995)

Robert L. DeShields died Wednesday, May 10, 1995, in Kingman. He was 76. Mr. DeShields was born Feb. 12, 1918 in Fresno, Calif. He moved to Kingman from California 15 years ago.

He was a brakeman for the Santa Fe Railroad for 42 years before retiring in 1979. Mr. DeShields served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He spent two terms as past governor of the Moose Lodge No. 1704, was a member of the Moose Lodge Fellowship, the Elks Lodge No. 468, the United Transportation Teamsters Local No. 1241, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Veteran’s of Foreign Wars No. 10386, the Amateur Radio Relay League and was a ham radio operator for over 40 years.

Mr. DeShields is survived by his wife, Kathryne DeShields of Kingman; daughters, Mary Fonseca of Davis, Calif., and Helen Siciliani of Denver, Colo.; sons, Frank DeShields of Kingman and Michael DeShields of Suisun, Calif.; a brother, Donald F. DeShields of Milwaukee, Ore.; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Robert C. DeShields.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 13, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with Father Thomas McConnell officiating. Burial will be in the Mountain View Cemetery.
 

GLENN ALWYN YAW (Nov. 18, 1911 – July 12, 1994)

Glenn Alwyn Yaw died Tuesday, July 12, 1994 at his home in Kingman. He was 82. Born Nov. 18, 1911, in Iowa, Mr. Yaw lived in Kingman since 1984, moving here from California. He worked as an aircraft machinist, retiring in 1968 after 10 years of service..

He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose No. 1704, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Hualapai Aerie No. 3744.

Survivors include his wife, Alberta yaw of Kingman; his son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Vicky Yaw of Lancaster, Calif.; four step-children of Riverside, Calif.; 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

ETHEL M. HENNING (Aug. 21, 1919 – June 17, 1994)

Ethel M. Henning passed away on June 17, 1994, in Kingman. She was 74. She was born on Aug. 21, 1919, in Valparaiso, Ind., and lived in Kingman for 28 years.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Women of the Moose No. 1594, the VFW No. 3516, the Eagles Lodge, and the BPOE Elks No. 468. She enjoyed dancing and activities with the Women of the Moose.

She is survived by three children; three stepchildren, including step daughters, Marilyn Owens and Odette Boblett; a sister; grandchildren; great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews, including niece Irene Dickman.

Interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery.

MARY M. PHIPPS (Mar. 15, 1913 – April 10, 1995)

Mary M. Phipps died Monday, April 10, 1995 in Las Vegas, Nev. She was 82. She was born Mar. 15, 1913 in Oklahoma. She was a retired cook and an active member of the Moose Lodge and a piano player.

She is survived by sons, Joseph E. Rafferty of Hemet, California, and Michael Rafferty of Kennewick, Wash., a stepson, Tom Phipps of Calif., a brother, Charles Maize of Orange, Calif., eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Burial will be at Fairhaven Cemetery in Santa Ana, California.

BETTY JEAN BLAIR (July 13, 1922 – Nov. 2, 1994)

Long-time Kingman resident Betty Jean Blair died Nov. 2, 1994 at Good Samaritan Hospital. She was 72. Mrs. Blair was born on July 13, 1922 in Nelsonville, Ohio. She moved from California to Kingman in December 1978. She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Blair is survived by nieces Linda Kendall and Barbara Sheldon, sister-in-law Ann Bradshaw and many friends.

Services will be Monday, Nov. 7, at 2 p.m. at Mountain View Cemetery in Kingman, with Father Thomas McConnell of St. Mary’s Catholic Church officiating.

MAE HARRIET KOONTZ (July 5, 1909 – Sept. 18, 1994)

Mae Harriet Koontz passed away on Sept. 18, 1994 in Phoenix. She was 85. She was born on July 5, 1909 in Sac City, Iowa, and came to Arizona 41 years ago from California.

She was an office manager with Arizona Distribution and Necker Distribution, retiring in 1974. She was a member of St. John’s Methodist Church, U.M.W. Soroptimist Club, Toastmistress Club and B.P.W. She was past president of Toastmistress Club, the Soroptimist Club of Kingman; the B.P.W. of Kingman and a life member of the International Toastmistress Club.

Survivors include her niece, Margaret E. Koci of Huntington Beach, Calif., and her nephew, Walter W. Scott, Jr. of Fountain Valley, Calif.

Interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery.
 

Kingman Daily Miner – Tuesday, December 19, 2000

LUCIJA PAJDAKOVIC-STORING
Lucija Pajdakovic-Storing, a Wikieup resident, died Sunday Dec. 17, 2000, in Lima, Peru. She was 52
Mrs. Pajdakovic-Storing was born April 4, 1948 in Lima, Peru. She moved to Mohave County from Lima 28 years ago. A graduate of the University of Peru, Mrs. Pajdakovic-Storing was co-owner of Turquoise De Luchia.
Mrs. Pajdakovic-Storing is survived by; her husband, Myron E. Storing of Wikieup; one son, Myron N. Storing of Kingman; one daughter, Rosella Storing of Redlands, Calif.; her father, Nickos Pajdakovic of Lima, Peru; and one grandchild.
Funeral services followed by burial were held Sunday Dec. 17, 2000, in Lima, Peru.
 

Kingman Daily Miner – Wednesday, December 20, 2000

FRANCES H. McWILLIAMS
Frances H. McWilliams died Saturday Dec. 9, 2000 in Kingman. She was 81. Mrs. McWilliams was born Dec. 25, 1919 in Greensburg, Penn. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. McWilliams is survived by; her husband, Richard McWilliams of Kingman; two daughters, Suzanne Scwach and Nancy Spriggins of California; three sons, James Spriggins, Jerry Spriggins and Jeff Spriggins, all of Calif., one stepson, Richard McWilliams of Calif., one brother, Kenneth Trimble of Calif., and nine grandchildren.
Sutton Memorial Funeral Home handled cremation.
 

Kingman Daily Miner – Thursday, December 21, 2000
 

MILDRED IRENE FOGG
Mildred Irene Fogg, a former Kingman resident, died Saturday Dec. 16, 2000, in Yuma. She was 83.
Mrs. Fogg is survived by; two daughters, Karen Starkey and Ann VanGenderen; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces. One sons 84. Mr. Pannell was born Nov. 7, 1916 in Iuka, Miss. He moved to Kingman from Florida two years ago, and was a welder.
Mr. Pannell is survived by; four sons, Bob Pannell of Jacksonville, Fla., Jim Pannell of Warner Springs, Calif., Don Pannell of Pulaski, Tenn., and Mike Pannell of Kingman; three daughters, Kay, True, Krisandrea Pannell and Kim Vickers, all of Kingman; 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
No formal service was held. Mr. Pannell was buried in Mountain View Cemetery.

RAYMOND BADILLA ESQUERRA
Raymond Badilla Esquerra died Thursday Dec. 21, 2000 in Kingman. He was 86. Mr. Esquerra was born Feb. 14, 1914 in Planet (Mojave), Ariz. He lived in Kingman for 77 years, and was self employed in the construction and remodeling business.
Mr. Esquerra is survived by; his wife, Eva Esquerra of Kingman; four daughters, Sister Rosalie, a Dominican sister from Tucson, Regina Lozoya and Rachel Stapleton of Kingman, and Rebecca Smith of Killeen, Texas; six sons, Roger, Randy and table organizations, a co-founder of the Mohave County Chapter of the Arizona Nurses Association and Kingman Assembly of the Order of the Rainbow for Girls, and lifetime member of St. Johns United Methodist Church.
Mrs. McMullen is survived by; one daughter, Sue Sumner of Phoenix; one stepdaughter, Jen Schwalbert of Festus, Mo.; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mrs. McMullen will be held at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home 4-6 p.m. Tuesday Dec. 26, 2000. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 27, at St. Johns United Methodist Church with burial to follow in Mountain View Cemetery.
The family has requested any donations be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice of Arizona.

BARBARA ALLEN “BARB” WEESE
Barbara Allen “Barb” Weese died Friday Dec. 22, 2000 in Casper, Wyo. She was 65. Mrs. Weese was born May 15, 1935 in Central City, Ky.
Mrs. Weese is survived by; one sister, Doreen Carpenter of Casper, Wyo; one daughter, Barbara Jane

Kingman Daily Miner – Thursday February 8, 2001
 

MARY EVANGELINE "EVA" SURETTE

Mary Evangeline "Eva" Surette died Monday Feb. 5, 2001, in Kingman. She was 94. Mrs. Surette was born Aug. 28, 1906 in Lower Eel Brook, Nova Scotia. She immigrated to Boston in 1924 and was a resident of Malden, Mass., until 1997, when she moved to Kingman.

Mrs. Surette is survived by; one daughter, Ann Cahoy of Kingman; five sisters, Mabel Surette of Sacramento, Calif., Irene Surette, Agnes Doucette and Clementine Leverman, all of Nova Scotia, Isabelle Quirion of Willowdale, Ontario; three brothers, Augustine, Harold, and Alfred Surette, all of Nova Scotia; two grandchildren; and one great grandson.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday Feb. 12, 2001, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Malden, Mass. Burial will be at Puritan Lawn Cemetery in Peabody, Mass.
 
 

VERNA KATHERINE PAULSON

Verna Katherine Paulson died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, in Kingman. She was 81. Mrs. Paulson was born Dec. 25, 1919 in Allens Grove Township, Iowa, to Elfreda and Henry Voelkers. Raised on a farm in Iowa, Mrs. Paulson was married during World War II. She lived in California for many years and retired from Lockheed in 1985. Shortly after retiring, she moved to Kingman.

Mrs. Paulson is survived by; one son, Boyd; one daughter, Carolyn; three grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.

Funeral services, officiated by Pastor John Pool, will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday Feb. 9, 2001, at Praise Chapel.
 
 

WALTER F. EVANS

Walter F. Evans died Sunday Feb. 4, 2001, in Kingman. He was 74. Mr. Evans was born Aug. 18, 1926 in Venice, Calif. He moved to Kingman six years ago from Las Vegas, Nev. A college graduate, he worked as a police officer in Los Angeles. He served in the U.S. Navy on a minesweeper in the South Pacific during World War II. He was a member of Hollywood Masonic Lodge No. 355, Mohave Sportsman Club, Route 66 Motorcycle Club, the Gold Wing Road Riders Assoc. of Lake Havasu, and blue Knights International Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club.

No services are planned. Burial will be in Veterans Cemetery in Phoenix.
 
 

Kingman Daily Miner – Friday, February 9, 2001
 

WILVA "BILLIE" KEPPEL

Wilva "Billie" Keppel, a former Kingman resident, has died in Oak Harbor, Wash. Mrs. Keppel moved to Washington two years ago after living in Kingman for many years.

Mrs. Keppel is survived by; three sons, Larry Varvel, Danny Keppel, and Mark Keppel; two daughters, Sandy Jones and Kelli Van Liew; two grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

Cremation is being handled in Oak Harbor, Wash.
 
 

MARILYN MICHALIK

Marilyn Michalik died Wednesday Jan. 31, 2001, in Kingman. She was 74. Mrs. Michalik was born Sept. 22, 1926 in Laconia, N.H. She moved to Kingman from New York. She worked at the Roadway Coffee Shop in Kingman for 19 years.

Mrs. Michalik is survived by; her husband, James A. Michalik of Kingman; four sons; three daughters; three sisters; 14 grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.

Visitation was held on Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. No services are planned. Sutton Crematory will handle cremation. Memorial donations may be made to The Emphysema Foundation.
 
 

HILDA A. BYRD

Hilda A. Byrd died Wednesday Feb. 7, 2001 in Kingman. She was 89. Mrs. Byrd was born Feb. 23, 1911 in Scotland, S.D. She worked as a retail clerk for several local merchants for 50 years until her retirement in 1980. She was a member of Cross of Christ Lutheran Church.

Mrs. Byrd is survived by; several nieces and nephews. Her husband, Neil Byrd, preceded her in death in 1988.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Tuesday Feb. 13, 2001, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the same location. Rev. William Godfrey will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery.
 
 

Kingman Daily Miner – Monday, February 12, 2001
 

GEORGE HAROLD DULL

George Harold Dull, a former Kingman resident, died Friday Feb. 9, 2001 in Phoenix. He was 78. Mr. Dull was born Oct. 11, 1922, in Wadsworth, Ohio to George Washington and Dora Dull. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II and in Korea. He worked in the aerospace industry for Martin Marietta (now Lockheed Martin) until his retirement. Mr. Dull married Dixie Dull in 1979. The couple lived in Kingman for several years before moving to Laughlin, Nev., in 1998.

Mr. Dull is survived by; his wife, Dixie (Jasperson) Dull; two sons, Thomas Dull of Glendale and Terence Dull of Hermitage, Tenn.; one daughter, Sunny Csuhta of Lincoln, Neb.; two stepchildren, Kris Woodrum of Texas and Charles Knefelkap of Oklahoma; nine grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

No services will be held. Memorial donations may be made to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation in Oklahoma City, Okla. Arrangements are being handled by Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary in Glendale.
 
 

Kingman Daily Miner – Tuesday, February 13, 2001
 

ROBERT K. HARRISON

Robert K. Harrison died Wednesday Feb. 7, 2001 in Kingman. He was 84. Mr. Harrison was born Feb. 6, 1917, in Toledo, Ohio. He had been self-employed as a machinist for 51 years.

Mr. Harrison is survived by; his wife, Dolores Harrison of Kingman; one son, Duane Kincaid of Florida; one daughter, Pat Soudan of California; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Ruth Harrison.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. Robert Delsman will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc. of Northern Arizona, 225 Grove Ave., Suite B., Prescott, Ariz., 86301.
 
 

PATRICIA T. KISSACK

Patricia T. Kissack died Saturday Feb. 10, 2001 in Kingman. She was 74. Mrs. Kissack was born March 26, 1926 in Longmont, Colo. She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Kissack is survived by; her husband, Robert E. Kissack of Kingman; two daughters, Kathy J. Kissack and Patricia J. West, both of Kingman; one sister, Betty Mae Tangney of Sorocco, N.M.; one grandchild; eight nieces; and seven nephews. She was preceded in death by; her parents, John P. Tangney and Mabel McBride Tangney; four brothers, Joseph, Marvin, Bernard and Roy Tangney; and three sisters, Peggy McGowan, Mildred Fleming and Gladys Young.

No services are planned. Cremation will be handled by Sutton Crematory.
 
 

CAREY LOUIS WILLIAMS

Carey Louis Williams died Sunday Feb. 11, 2001 in Kingman. He was 81. Mr. Williams was born Sept. 24, 1919 in Williams. He had worked as a barber at Williams Barber Shop since 1939. He also worked as a custodian at the Mohave Union High School District No. 30 from 1977 to 1989. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of American Legion Post No. 14. He was a member of No. 245 of Woodmen of the World Society since 1943.

Mr. Williams is survived by; one nephew and one great nephew. He was preceded in death by; his parents, Carey Sr. and Ruby Williams; one sister, Gladys Manship; and one brother, David Williams.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday Feb. 16, 2001 at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will immediately follow at 3 p.m. at the same location, with the Rev. Paul Daniel officiating. Cremation will be handled by Sutton Crematory.
 
 

OLLA MAE "LEE" BLACK

Olla Mae "Lee" Black died Sunday Feb. 11, 2001 in Kingman. She was 55. A Kingman native, Mrs. Black was born March 9, 1945. She attended college for one year. For 14 years, she worked at Arizona Ford Proving Grounds and for seven years she worked for the Arizona Game and fish Dept. She was a member of College Park Baptist Church, where she was the director of children’s church.

Mrs. Black is survived by; her husband, Kelly Black of Kingman; one daughter, Karen Black of Kingman; one son, K.J. Black of Kingman; her mother, Lois Prentice of Kingman; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at noon on Wednesday Feb. 14, 2001 at College Park Baptist Church, at 1990 Jagerson Ave. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. at the same location. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit with the family following the services at 626 Sycamore Ave. Memorial donations may be made to Kingman Cancer Care, P.O. Box 561, Kingman, Ariz. 86401
 
 

EARL BURHANS

Earl Burhans, a former Kingman resident died Feb. 7, 2001 in Utah. He was 50. Mr. Burhans was born June 19, 1950, in Fort Worth, Texas to Earl Vancleve and Thelma Lee Burhans.

Mr. Burhans attended high school in Kingman, where he met his wife, Peggy. They were married Nov. 8, 1968 and sealed at the LDS Timpanogos Temple on April 10, 1999. Mr. Burhans began a military career with the U.S. Army in 1969. He became a warrant officer and helicopter pilot in 1973. He served 12 years in the Army going to Korea in 1970 and 1971. He left active duty in 1980 and served four years in the Arizona National Guard. During his 27 year career, he flew seismic, fire contracts, medical ships and did helicopter logging. After many moves, Mr. Burhans and his family settled in Orem, Utah, in 1990.

Mr. Burhans is survived by; his wife, Peggy Burhans of Orem, Utah; three daughters, Tammy Evans of Kingman, Kelly Wright of Kingman and Kerry Burhans of Salem, Ore.; one son, Jeffrey Burhans of Orem, Utah; his mother, Thelma Lee Burhans of Kingman; two brothers, Tom Burhans of Evanston, Wyo., and Harlan Burhans of Corpus Christi, Texas; one sister, Vanessa Packard of Glendale; and five grandchildren.

Funeral services were held today, Tuesday Feb. 13, 2001, at the LDS Northridge 14th Ward Chapel in Orem, Utah. Burial will be in Orem City Cemetery under the direction of Sundberg-Oplin Mortuary.
 
 

Kingman Daily Miner – Sunday, February 18, 2001
 

MILTON E. BOYCE

Milton E. Boyce died Wednesday Feb. 14, 2001. He was 83. Mr. Boyce was born in Aug. 1917 in Washington, Ark., and was one of 10 children. He served in the U.S. Army National Guard, United States Army and received a Purple Heart and three bronze stars. A resident of Kingman since 1957, he also worked for the Duval Corp.

Mr. Boyce is survived by; his wife, Grace Boyce; three children, Scott, Robin, and Glenn Boyce; two sisters, Nancy and Clarice; and two brothers, Fred and Ben.

A memorial service for Mr. Boyce will be held at the Kingman Presbyterian Church at 2425 Detroit Ave. at 2 p.m. Monday Feb. 19, 2001. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested any contributions by made in the name of Mr. Boyce to Kingman Presbyterian Church.
 

Kingman Daily Miner – Wednesday February 14, 2001

MARGARET ELIZABETH "BETTIE" HASTY

Margaret Elizabeth "Bettie" Hasty died Sunday Feb. 11, 2001, in Kingman. She was 84. Mrs. Hasty was born May 1, 1916 in Colorado Springs, Colo. She worked in retail sales. She moved to Kingman three years ago from Colorado.

Mrs. Hasty is survived by; one daughter, Paula O. Tinkle of Kingman; one son, Rich D. Hawk of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one stepson, John H. Hasty II of Kelso, Wash.; two stepdaughters, Marge Cunningham of Kingman and Sandi Sawyer of Billings, Mont.; three grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

Her husband, John Hasty, preceded her in death.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. The Rev. Robert Cutlipp will officiate funeral services at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 16, 2001, at the same location.

Burial will be in Fort Logan Veterans Cemetery in Colorado Springs, Colo.
 
 

Kingman Daily Miner – Monday February 19, 2001
 

MILTON E. BOYCE

Milton E. Boyce died Wednesday Feb. 14, 2001. He was 83. Mr. Boyce was born in August 1917 in Washington, Ark., and was one of 10 children. He served in the U.S. Army National Guard, the U.S. Army and received a Purple Heart and three bronze stars. A resident of Kingman since 1957, he also worked for the Duval Corp.

Mr. Boyce is survived by; his wife, Grace Boyce; three children, Scott, Robbin, and Glenn Boyce; two sisters, Nanny and Clarice; and two brothers, Fred and Ben.

A memorial service for Mr. Boyce will be held at the Kingman Presbyterian Church at 2425 Detroit Ave. at 2 p.m. today – Monday Feb. 19, 2001.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested any contributions be made in the name of Mr. Boyce to Kingman Presbyterian Church.
 
 

Kingman Daily Miner – Tuesday February 20, 2001

FRANK WALTER "MIKE" REILLY

Frank Walter "Mike" Reilly died Saturday Feb. 10, 2001, in Kingman. He was 76. Mr. Reilly was born March 28, 1924 in Brooklyn, N.Y. He moved to Kingman five years ago from Orange County, Calif. He worked for the Tustin, Calif. Police department for seven years. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy.

Mr. Reilly is survived by; his wife of 43 years, Florence Reilly of Kingman; two sons, Michael Reilly of Windham, Maine, and Brian Reilly of Kingman; five daughters, Jane Reilly of Orange, Calif., Janet Reilly of Irvine Calif., Sandra Reilly of Freeport Maine, Carol Robinson of Santa Ana, Calif., and Frances Phares of Garden Grove, Calif.; and 11 grandchildren. One daughter, Shirley Baldwin preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday Feb. 14, 2001, in Tustin, Calif. Burial is in Riverside National Cemetery.

THOMAS C. WILCOX

Thomas C. Wilcox died Sunday Feb. 18, 2001, in Kingman. He was 79. Mr. Wilcox was born Nov. 26, 1921 in Prescott. He worked as a diesel mechanic for Anaconda American Brass. He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II and a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans.

Mr. Wilcox is survived by; his wife, Daisy Mae (Rosen) Wilcox of Kingman; one daughter, Verna Howard of Garden Grove, Calif.; four sons, Frank Wilcox of Fredericks, Md., Robert Wilcox of Walla Walla, Wash., Donald Wilcox of Kelso, Wash., and Paul Wilcox of Lakewood, Calif.; one brother, James Wilcox of Lubbock, Texas; 11 grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday Feb. 21, 2001, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. Sutton Crematory will handle cremation. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or City of Hope.
 
 

Kingman Daily Miner – Wednesday February 21, 2001

BELLE NEELY HUSSER

Belle Neely Husser died Monday Feb. 19, 2001 in Kingman. She was 75. Mrs. Husser was born April 14, 1925 in Littlefield, Texas. She worked as a digital systems analyst for the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio, for 30 years. She moved to Arizona from Dayton 27 years ago. She was a past member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Elkettes at Lake Havasu City Lodge No. 2399.

Mrs. Husser is survived by; her husband, Sherm Husser of Kingman; one son, Timothy D. Wynn of McAlister, Okla.; one sister, Carol Minear of Kingman; two grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday Feb. 23, 2001, at Lietz-Fraze Chapel in Lake Havasu City. Burial will be in Lake Havasu Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Havasu.

FLORENCE HERBST

Florence Herbst, a Golden Valley resident, died Saturday Feb. 17, 2001, in Kingman. He was 86. Mrs. Herbst was born Dec. 29, 1914 in Brooklyn, N.Y. She lived in Golden Valley for one year and attended Golden Valley Baptist Church.

Mrs. Herbst is survived by; one daughter, Joan Schnepf of California; one son, August of Golden Valley; eight grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren. Her husband, Rudolph Herbst, preceded her in death.

Funeral services and burial will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday Feb. 22, 2001, at Mountain View Cemetery. A memorial service and luncheon will follow at Golden Valley Baptist Church. Pastor Mark Crotinger will conduct the services.
 
 

Kingman Daily Miner – Friday February 23, 2001

KENNETH LOU BLUE

Kenneth Lou Blue died Thursday Feb. 15, 2001 in Kingman. He was 64. Mr. Blue was born July 9, 1936 in San Diego, Calif. He worked as a waiter at the Golden Nugget Hotel/Casino in Laughlin, Nevada.

Mr. Blue is survived by; his sister, Peggy Olson of Turlock, Calif.; and four nieces.

A graveside service will be held Saturday Feb. 24, 2001, at Rose Memorial Cemetery in Fort Bragg, Calif.

KATHLEEN SALAZAR

Kathleen Salazar, a Wikiup resident, died Wednesday Feb. 21, 2001 in Kingman. She was 72. Mrs. Salazar was born Oct. 26, 1928 in Bookfield, Mo. She moved to Wikiup from Oklahoma. She was the owner of the Wikiup Motel and Texaco gas station.

Mrs. Salazar is survived by; her husband, Elias Salazar of Wikiup; one daughter, Cynthia Roer of Wikiup; one sister, Virginia Perryman of Tulsa Okla; five grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. One daughter, Roberta Kathleen Wilson preceded her in death.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday Feb. 27, 2001 at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services officiated by Earl Sharp will follow at 2 p.m. at the same location. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery.



Kingman Daily Miner – Sunday February 25, 2001
 

CARL WILLIAM WHITE

Carl William White died Friday Feb. 9, 2001 in Kingman. He was 79. Mr. White was born Nov. 23, 1921 in Brooklyn, N.Y. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy on a patrol craft in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters. He retired from Standard Microsystems Corp. in 1987 and moved to Kingman.

Mr. White is survived by; two daughters, Gail Kirby of West Lake, Calif., and Cindy Levesque of Kingman; one sister, Alice Mallory of Kingman; three grandsons; and three great grandsons. His wife, Inge Brahmann, preceded him in death.

Sutton Memorial Funeral Home handled private cremation.

SUE SULLINS

Sue Sullins of Kingman died Friday Feb. 23, 2001 in Flagstaff. She was 57. Mrs. Sullins was born March 7, 1943 in Casa Grande, Ariz. She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Sullins is survived by; her husband, Robert Sullins of Kingman; three sons, Richard Sullins and David Sullins, all of Kingman; and two grandchildren.

Rev. Ronald Fair will officiate at a graveside service for Mrs. Sullins at Mountain View Cemetery at 10 a.m. Wednesday Feb. 28, 2001. Sutton Memorial Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

CHARLES DEE RHOTON

Charles Dee Rhoton died Tuesday Feb. 20, 2001 in Kingman. He was 74. Mr. Rhoton was born Mar. 18, 1926 in Denver. He was a machinist in the aircraft industry, served in the United States Navy in World War II, and a member of the Kingman Masonic Lodge and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Mr. Rhoton is survived by; his wife, Charlotte Brunette Rhoton; two daughters, Susan Diederich and Cathy Rhoader; one son, Randy Rhoton; two sisters, Pat Henry and Gerry Whitson; two brothers, Nick Rhoton and Tom Rhoton; 12 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

A memorial service for Mr. Rhoton was conducted Friday at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. Sutton Crematory handled cremation.
 
 

Kingman Daily Miner – Thursday, March 1, 2001
 

EDWARD WALTER DOBOSH

Edward Walter Dobosh of Kingman died Monday Feb. 26, 2001 in Las Vegas, Nev. He was 71. Mr. Dobosh was born June 21, 1929 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and came to Kingman from Michigan. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and had been a biologist employed by Parke-Davis.

Mr. Dobosh is survived by; his wife, Joan Dobosh of Kingman; two daughters, Diane Heinbokel of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Cindy Bridges of Kingman; one son, Ed Dobosh of Orlando, Fla.; one brother, Dan Dobosh of Wilkes-Barre, Pa; and four grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday March 2, 2001, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. A Rosary will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, also at Sutton.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday March 3, 2001, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Father James Alling will officiate. Cremation will be handled by Sutton Crematory.

The family suggests memorial donations to the Kingman Regional Medical Center Foundation, Cardiac Care Unit.

JOE MICHAEL RADER

Joe Michael Rader died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001, in Kingman. He was 49. Mr. Rader was born Aug. 12, 1951 in Bowling Green, Ohio. He worked as an auto and truck mechanic. He was a member of the National Rifle Assoc.

Mr. Rader is survived by; two sons, Randall Rader of Newport News, VA, and Robert Rader of Sierra Vista; and one grandchild.

Pastor Ronald Fair will officiate in a memorial service at 3 p.m. on Friday March 2, 2001, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. Sutton Crematory will handle cremation.
 
 

Kingman Daily Miner – Sunday, March 4, 2001
 

RALPH L. COULON

Ralph L. Coulon died Wednesday Feb. 28, 2001, in Kingman. He was 73. Mr. Coulon was born July 11, 1927 in Lemoore, Calif. He came to Kingman from Carty, Colo., in 1970. He served in the U.S. Navy.

Mr. Coulon is survived by two daughters, Sharlene Upchurch of Orem, Utah, and Carolyn Smith of Pleasant View, Colo.; two sons, John Coulon of Kingman and Dennis Coulon of Dolores, Colo.; 17 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren. Darcus, his wife, preceded him in death in July, 1999.

Visitation will be Monday, Mar. 6, 2001, at Desert Rose Mortuary in Fresno, Calif.
 
 

Kingman Daily Miner – Thursday, March 8, 2001
 

GEORGE FRANKLIN SMITH

George Franklin Smith died Wednesday Mar. 7, 2001, in Kingman. He was 93. Mr. Smith was born Feb. 28, 1908, in Tipton County, Ind., to Thomas R. and Nora B. Smith. He was self-employed in the electrical industry. He also served in the U.S. Navy. He was a charter member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans.

Mr. Smith is survived by; one daughter, Janet DuBois of Kingman; one sister, Hazel Collingwood of Indianapolis, Ind.; four grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild. His wife, Naomi Sexton Smith preceded him in death in 1996.

Viewing will run from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday Mar. 10, 2001, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Funeral services, officiated by the Rev. John E. Jaster, will follow at 2 p.m. at the same location. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.
 
 

Kingman Daily Miner – Friday, March 9, 2001

PAUL T. LOSSON

Paul T. Losson died Friday Mar. 2, 2001, in Kingman. He was 75. Mr. Losson was born in Allenreed, Texas. He moved to the Kingman area in 1977. He was self-employed. Mr. Losson served in the U.S. Army Air Corps., 652nd Bomb Squadron, Heavy Weather Reconnaissance during World War II and as a medic in the U.S. Army Infantry during the Korean War.

Mr. Losson is survived by; his wife of 53 years, Kay D. Losson; two daughters, Teri Howell of Sacramento, Calif., and Toni Jerscheid of Kingman; four grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

A private family memorial was held at the home. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery.

MILDRED E. CURTIS

Mildred E. Curtis died Wednesday Mar. 7, 2001 in Kingman. He was 81. Mrs. Curtis was born July 5, 1919 in Union County, Miss. She worked at Kingman Regional Medical Center as a nurse’s aide.

Mrs. Curtis is survived by; one daughter, Sarita Fuller of Kingman; one son, Perrin Covey of Fayetteville, Ga.; one sister, Angie LeBarge of Oxford, Miss.; six grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday Mar. 12, 2001, at Mountain View Cemetery.

CLARA M. WHITE

Clara M. White, a Kingman resident, died Wed. Mar. 7, 2001, in Phoenix. She was 80. Mrs. White was born Dec. 5, 1920 in Watson, Ark. She worked in retail for the Roy Rogers/Dale Evans Museum in Victorville, Calif, until her retirement in 1992.

Mrs. White is survived by; one daughter, Delores Deardorff of Apple Valley, Calif.; three sons, Steve Herd of Laguna Hills, Calif., Dennis Herd of Kingman and Kelly Herd of Orlando, Fla.; four grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two husbands, James K. Herd in 1999 and Robert A. White in 1991.

Graveside services will be held at a later date at Riverside National Memorial Cemetery in Riverside, Calif. Cremation will be handled by Sutton Crematory.

RONALD A. CARON

Ronald A. Caron died Oct. 15, 2000. He was 74. Mr. Caron was born June 4, 1926 in Salem, Mass. He served in the U.S. military during World War II and was a Merchant Marine. In 1974, he started and was half owner of Laron Engineering of Kingman.

Mr. Caron is survived by; three daughters, Pamela Szaleski of Maryland, Michele Campa of Kingman and Suzette Gearhart of Washington; three grandchildren; and two great grandchildren; one sister, Rachel Davis of California; and one brother, George Caron of California.

A memorial service will be held Sat. Mar. 10, 2001 in the Memorial Gardens at Mountain View Cemetery.
 
 

Kingman Daily Miner – Sunday, March 11, 2001

ROBERT "BOB" THAYER

Robert "Bob" Thayer died Wednesday Mar. 7, 2001 in Kingman. He was 66. Mr. Thayer was born Oct. 16, 1934 in Toledo, Ohio. He worked as an electronic engineer in the communications industry. He served in the Korean War and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Mr. Thayer is survived by; his wife Iris Thayer of Kingman; three stepdaughters, Jan Reed of Kingman, Jill Rickett of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Joy Brady of Centerville, Ohio; three sons, Jon Thayer, Joseph Thayer and Karl Thayer, all of Magna, Utah; four step-sons, Rob Bullen of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Carl Bullen of Kingman, Bill Bullen of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Ben Bullen of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one sister Barbara Salsbury of Santa Clara, Calif.; one brother Richard E. Thayer of Park City, Utah; 31 grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday Mar. 12, 2001, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3180 Rutherford Dr. Funeral services will immediately follow at 2 p.m. at the same location. Bishop Carl Bullen will officiate. Burial will be at Mountain View Cemetery.
 
 

Kingman Daily Miner – Monday, March 12, 2001

STEWART WILSON PETERSON

Stewart Wilson Peterson of Kingman died Thursday, Mar. 8, 2001, in Phoenix. He was 81. Mr. Peterson was born Nov. 19, 1919 in Dickinson, N.D. He worked as a mechanic in the trucking industry, served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. during World War II and was a member of the Teamsters and Daglum Lutheran.

Mr. Peterson is survived by; one daughter, Jensine S. Lingenfelter of Kingman; one son, James S. Peterson of Altoona, Iowa; three brothers, Gilman Peterson of New England, N.D., and Roman Peterson of Almont, N.D., and Noble Peterson of Lemmon, S.D.; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. His wife, Virginia Peterson preceded him in death.

Visitation for Mr. Peterson will be held at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2001. Rev. Robert Cutlipp will officiate at a memorial service to follow at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Dickinson, N.D.



Kingman Daily Miner – Thursday, March 15, 2001
 

HERBERT D. "SULLY" FLORES

Herbert D. "Sully" Flores died Tuesday Feb. 27, 2001 in Kingman. He was 69. Mr. Flores was born in San Fernando, Calif., on Oct. 1, 1931. He was raised in San Fernando and attended schools there prior to serving in the U.S. Army.

After his service, Mr. Flores returned to San Fernando, where he went to work for Continental Telephone. In 1963, he moved to Taft, Calif., where he was a lifetime member of the Moose Lodge and served as a Boy Scout leader. He was a supporter of the Taft Union High School athletic teams and music program and of the Taft College football team. Throughout his years in Taft, he tended bar at the White Elephant, Toppers and Oasis restaurants as well as the Petroleum Club. Also in Taft, he began more than 40 years of work in the carpentry and mason trades. He also volunteered with Habitat for Humanity.

Mr. Flores is survived by; two daughters, Loretta Cross and Gloria Waddell of Taft; five sons, Charles Flores of San Fernando, Calif., Herbert M. "Mike" Flores of Dover N.J., Richard Flores of Eagle Rock, Calif., Adam Flores of Ft. Wayne, Ind., and Patrick Flores of Taft; 15 grandchildren; and three great grandchildren; three brothers, Manuel Flores of Henderson, Nev., Adam Flores and Pete Flores of San Fernando, Calif.; one sister, Eva Santiago; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Adam and Cleo Flores; a sister, Gloria Albano; one niece and one nephew.

Funeral services were held Thursday March 9, 2001, at St. Ferdinand’s Catholic Church in San Fernando, Calif. Burial was in San Fernando Mission Cemetery.

PHILIP E. MOON JR.

Phillip E. Moon, Jr. died Saturday March 10, 2001 in Bullhead City. He was 45. Mr. Moon was born Aug. 11, 1955 in Denver, Colo. He moved to Mohave County 20 years ago from Denver. He graduated from Arvada West High School in Arvada, Colo., in 1973. For the past 15 years he worked for Culligan Water. He was a member of Amazing Grace Fellowship.

Mr. Moon is survived by; his father and stepmother, Philip E. Sr. and Sandra J. Moon of Kingman; his mother and stepfather, Ameille and Allan Laird of Denver, Colo.; two sisters, Renee Johnson of Bullhead City and Julie Moon of Denver; three brothers, Michael Kelly of Bullhead City, Dion Bennetts of Phoenix and Scott Moon of Kingman; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday March 17, 2001, at Amazing Grace Fellowship in Bullhead City. Donations may be made to the Boys and Girls Clubs.
 
 

Kingman Daily Miner – Friday, March 16, 2001
 

EDNA MAE BUTLER

Longtime Kingman resident Edna Mae Butler died Wednesday March 14, 2001 in Cedar City, Utah. She was 74. Mrs. Butler was born Feb. 17, 1927 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada to Frank and Emma Burton. She was one of 12 children.

Mrs. Butler was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and the Soroptimist Club. She and her husband, Elmer, developed several businesses and other buildings throughout Arizona and Utah. Together they developed the Greater Kingman Addition, Highway 66 Business, the New Kingman Addition, College Heights and Kingman Camelback subdivisions. The subdivisions later provided residences for thousands of people.

Mrs. Butler is survived by; her husband; two children, Jimmie and Marilyn; one stepson, Leroy; one sister, Ann Marie; 11 grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to a favorite charity.

THOMAS A TODD

Thomas A. Todd, a former Kingman resident died Sunday Feb. 11, 2001, in Miami, Florida. He was 54. Mr. Todd was born Sept. 3, 1946. He was graduated from Ladoga High School in Ladoga, Ind., in 1964; from Indiana State University in 1968; and he received his masters in social science at Bemidji State University in Minnesota in 1981.

Mr. Todd served in the U.S. Air Force for four years in Germany. Upon his discharge in 1972, he attended police academy in Clearwater, Fla., becoming a patrolman. In January 1974, he married Nancy R. Meister of Largo, Fla. He served as chief of police in Dade City, Fla., and served on the police force of American Falls, Idaho, and a security force in Lake Havasu City.

Mr. Todd lived in Kingman and taught criminal justice at Mohave Community College from 1985-1990. His teaching also took him to Clinton Community College in New York, Glenville State College in West Virginia and Indian Hills College in Iowa. After retiring from teaching, he and his wife worked for lodging concessions at the Grand Canyon, Grand Teton and Everglade National Parks. He was recently employed as chief of safety at Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Fla.

Mr. Todd is survived by; his parents, Homer and Marylin Todd of Brazil, Ind.; his wife, Nancy R. (Meister) Todd of Key Largo, Fla.; one sister, Julie Houston of Brazil, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday March 18, 2001 at the Ladoga (Fla.) Presbyterian Church. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

JEREMIAH CURRAN

Jeremiah Curran died Tuesday March 13, 2001 in Kingman. He was 71. Mr. Curran was born Sept. 25, 1929 in Scotland. He moved to Kingman from California. Mr. Curran worked as a carpenter in the housing industry. He was a member of Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and Carpenters Union No. 803.

Mr. Curran is survived by; his wife, Geraldine (Rioux) Curran of Kingman; four daughters, Maureen Penry of Bullhead City, Wendy Hathaway of Palm Desert, Calif., Kathleen Curran of Hemet, Calif., and Kathy Lagor of Costa Mesa, Calif.; six sons, Jerry Curran of Santa Ana, Calif., John Curran of Garden Grove, Calif., Mike Lagor of Golden Valley, Steven Lagor of Corona, Calif., Michael Curran of Laguna Hills, Calif., and Mark Lagor of Las Vegas, Nev.; two sisters, Margaret Sarrino of Montreal, Canada, and Eileen Phroda of Hudson, Canada; 36 grandchildren; one great grandchild; 11 nieces; and six nephews. His first wife, Catherine preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday March 19, 2001, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. Father James Alling will officiate. Burial will be in Good Shepherd Cemetery in Huntington Beach, Calif.

MARY LOU BRADSHAW

Mary Lou Bradshaw died Monday March 12, 2001 in Kingman. She was 78. Mrs. Bradshaw was born in Wilson, Okla. She came to Kingman from Sacramento, Calif., in the 1980’s. Mrs. Bradshaw owned and operated the Golden Valley Sweet Shop.

Mrs. Bradshaw is survived by; three sisters, Wanda Herman, Gladys Farney and LaVern Hampton, all of Kingman; one brother, Clifford Faulkner of Phoenix; and many nieces and nephews. Her husband, Cecil Bradshaw preceded her in death.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday March 20, 2001 at First Pentecostal Church of God, 4087 Eagle Drive. The Rev. Owen Shultz will officiate.
 
 

Kingman Daily Miner – Sunday, March 18, 2001

ALGIN WATAHOMIGIE

Algin Watahomigie died in Phoenix on Thursday March 15, 2001. He was 67. Mr. Watahomigie was born April 7, 1933 in Supai. He worked for the Hualapai tribe as a mule packer into Supai Canyon.

Mr. Watahomigie is survived by; three sisters, Clara Hanna, Josephine Paya and Martha Putesoy, all of Supai; one brother, Hiawatha Watahomigie of Peach Springs; one daughter, Samantha Rogers of South Dakota; two aunts and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation for Mr. Satahomigie will be held at the Mary Jane Walker residence in Peach Springs at 11:30 a.m. Sunday March 18, 2001. Pastor Scott Palmer will officiate at a funeral service at The Gathering Place at 6 p.m. Sunday March 18, 2001.

Burial will be 10 a.m. Monday March 19, 2001 in Havasupai Cemetery in Havasupai Falls.

TONY M. TERMINELLI

Tony M. Terminelli died Friday March 16, 2001 in Kingman. He was 21. Mr. Terminelli was born Sept. 13, 1979 in Vancouver, Wash. He was a student.

Mr. Terminelli is survived by; his mother and stepfather, Joan and Michael Gaul of Kingman; his father, Patrick Terminelli of West Palm Beach, Fla.; two sisters, Sarah Terminelli and Megan Gaul, both of Kingman; one brother, Michael Gaul of Kingman; maternal grandmother, Eileen Rost of Kingman; and paternal grandparents, Jim and Esther Terminelli of Michigan.

Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a rosary at 6 p.m. Tuesday March 20, 2001 at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home.

Father James Alling will officiate at a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary’s Catholic Church at 11 a.m. Wednesday March 21, 2001. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery.
 
 

Kingman Daily Miner – Tuesday, March 20, 2001
 

NITA STODDARD

Nita Stoddard died Sunday March 18, 2001 in Kingman. She was 65. Mrs. Stoddard was born may 23, 1935 in Okmulgee, Okla. She worked as a bookkeeper for the accounting firm of Stukey-McKay in Lakewood, Calif. She was a member of St. Johns United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Stoddard is survived by; her husband, Roy Stoddard of Kingman; two sons, John Stoddard of Cerritos, Calif., and Russ Stoddard of Long Beach, Calif.; and three grandchildren. Her sister, Vera Weekly, and one brother, Frank McFarland, preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday March 22, 2001, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. The Rev. Robert Cutlipp will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery.

THOMAS DAVIS SCOTT

Thomas Davis Scott, a longtime Kingman resident, died Saturday March 17, 2001. He was 63. Mr. Scott was born May 6, 1937 in Alford, Fla. He worked as a computer technician and served in the U.S. Air Force.

Mr. Scott is survived by; two brothers, Leon Pete Scott and John Ferrell Scott, both of Florida; two sisters, Annette Williams and Phyllis Howell, both of Florida; one son, Michael Aaron Scott of Kingman; one daughter, Lisa Marie Scott of Calif; two grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Two brothers. G. L. Scott and Eugene Hubert Scott preceded him in death.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. with visitation at 1 p.m. on Wednesday March 21, 2001 at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will be at the James & James Funeral Home in Marianne, Fla.

DANIEL V. GONZALES SR.

Daniel V. Gonzales Sr., a Kingman resident, died Thursday March 8, 2001 in Menifee, Calif. He was 74. Mr. Gonzales was born March 6, 1927 in Watts, Calif. He worked as a supervisor for Whitman’s Chocolate Warehouse for 36 years, until his retirement in 1992. He lived in Kingman for 10 years.

Mr. Gonzales is survived by; two sons, Aaron Gonzales of Kingman and Daniel Gonzales, Jr. of El Paso, Texas; one daughter, Olivia Sollars of Menifee, Calif.; and nine grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday March 16, 2001 at Montecito Mortuary in Loma Linda, Calif. Burial immediately followed at Montecito Cemetery in Colton, Calif.

RON ZLOMKE

Ron Zlomke died Sunday March 18, 2001 in Kingman. He was 70. Mr. Zlomke was born March 12, 1931 in Arcadia, Neb. He worked as a machinist in the aircraft industry and served in the U. S. Navy during the Korean War. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Mr. Zlomke is survived by; his wife, Aida Zlomke of Kingman; one daughter, Liz Halloran of Hastings, Neb.; three sons, Henry Zlomke of Riverside, Calif., Ron Zlomke of Deshler, Calif. And William Zlomke of Loveland, Colo.; 12 grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday March 23, 2001, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Father James Alling will officiate. Sutton Crematory will handle cremation.
 
 

Kingman Daily Miner – Thursday, March 22, 2001
 

DAVID BERKELEY BABBITT

David Berkeley Babbitt died Wednesday March 14, 2001 in Lake Havasu City. He was 73. Mr. Babbitt was born Dec. 23, 1927 in Phoenix. A member of a pioneer Arizona family, grandson of David Babbitt IV, one of the founders of the Babbitt Brothers empire, and son of David Babbitt V, Mr. Babbitt carried on the family tradition of public service in Arizona. He moved to Parker in 1937. He attended high school in Parker and Phoenix, where he graduated. He attended Texas A&M University for two years and then transferred to the University of Arizona where he graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in business administration in 1949. After a brief stint selling insurance, Mr. Babbitt accepted a position with the C.A.A. on Annette Island in southern Alaska where he spent two years. He then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, serving until 1953 when he was transferred to the U.S. Coast Guard and immediately went from enlisted man to Ensign. He served as officer on the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Androscoggin, stationed off Miami Beach, Fla. After release from the Coast Guard, Lt. Babbitt successfully ran for the Arizona State Legislature from Yuma County where, at age 26, he was the youngest representative elected to date. After serving his constituents for two years, Mr. Babbitt returned to Parker, where he owned and operated a variety store, convenience store and Babbitt Realty. In 1970 he returned to the University of Arizona to attend law school. He was admitted to the Bar in 1972 and moved back to Parker to establish a private practice. He moved to Lake Havasu City in 1973 and established a private practice there. He was elected Mohave County Attorney in 1977, and re-elected in 1979. He then returned to private practice until 1985 when he was appointed city magistrate and assumed the duties of Justice of the Peace. After twice being reelected to the position, Mr. Babbitt resigned citing health concerns.

An Eagle Scout in his youth, Mr. Babbitt was a life-long supporter and participant in the Boy Scouts of America. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity, the Rotary Club, Elks Club, VFW, Republican Men’s Club, Lake Havasu Republic Forum, associate member of the London Bridge Republican Women’s Club, and an appointee to the Judicial Ethics Committee of Arizona.

Mr. Babbitt is survived by; his wife Elizabeth; three sons, David Babbitt VII, Scott Babbitt and Michael Babbitt; one daughter, Suzy Caruth; four grandsons; five granddaughters; one sister, Patricia Hester of Phoenix; and one aunt. One daughter, Heather preceded him in death.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday March 24, 2001 at Lakeview Community Church in Lake Havasu. Private burial services will be held in Parker.

Memorial donations may be made to the David Berkeley Babbitt Law Scholarship, attn: James E. Rogers, Law Center, University of Arizona, P.O. Box 210176, Tucson, Ariz. 85775-2101, or to Havasu Hospice, P.O. Box 597, Lake Havasu City, Ariz. 86045.

JAMES M. KING

James M. King, a Golden Valley resident, died Tuesday March 20, 2001 in Kingman. He was 68. Mr. King was born April 25, 1932 in Springville, Ala. He was self employed in the steam cleaning business. Mr. King was a member of First United Methodist in Springville, Ala. And Better Breathers Club in Kingman. He moved to Golden Valley from Colorado.

Mr. King is survived by; his wife Carolyn (Monheiser) King of Golden Valley; one daughter, Rhonda Chapman of Kingman; two sons, Buddy King of Lake Havasu City, and Rueben King of Colorado Springs, Colo.; mother Esther King of Springville, Ala; one brother, Neil King of Springville, Ala.; and three grandchildren. He father, W.R. King preceded him in death.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday March 23, 2001 at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. Sutton Crematory will handle cremation.

MERLE B. SCHISLER

Merle B. Schisler, a Golden Valley resident, died Tuesday March 20, 2001, in Kingman. He was 70. Mr. Schisler was born Sept 19, 1930 in Mansfield, Ohio. He moved to Mohave County 16 years ago from Glendale. He worked in the trucking industry and was a member of the American Legion. Mr. Schisler served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.

Mr. Schisler is survived by; wife Dorothy L. Schisler of Golden Valley; one sister, Jean Rice of Glenmont, Ohio; three daughters, Cindy Schisler of Grear, Ohio, Juanita Henize of Hamersville, Ohio, and Mary Imhoff of Ontario, Ohio; two sons, Leroy Schisler of Ohio, and James William of Bullhead City; 17 grandchildren; and 19 great grandchildren.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday March 24, 2001 at Golden Valley Baptist Church.
 
 

Kingman Daily Miner – Friday, March 23, 2001
 

MARVIN LELAND BRODEEN

Marvin Leland Brodeen died Wednesday March 21, 2001 in Kingman. He was 72. Mr. Brodeen was born Oct. 2, 1928 in New Ulm, Minn. He was a heavy equipment operator in the construction business.

Mr. Brodeen is survived by; his wife Delores Brodeen of Kingman; two daughters, Kathy Ferguson of Kingman, and Sharon Amhisier of Grand Junction, Colo.; one son, Michael Brodeen of Victorville, Calif.; one sister, Lorrane Tressel of Cambridge, Minn.; one brother, Vernon Brodeen of Des Moines, Iowa; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Rev. Ronald Fair will officiate at a memorial service at 1 p.m. Saturday March 24, 2001 at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. Sutton Crematory is handling cremation.
 
 

Kingman Daily Miner – Sunday, March 25, 2001
 

ELMER C. HARTER

Elmer C. Harter died Thursday March 22, 2001 in Kingman. He was 82. Mr. Harter was born Dec. 25, 1918 in Dunreith, Ind. He served in World War II and later worked for Prudential Insurance Co. and a heavy equipment company. He was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge and past Master, as well as a member of the Scottish Rite, and First Presbyterian Church of Downey, Calif.

Mr. Harter is survived by; his wife, Norma Harter; three children, Angeline Woodruff of Henderson, Nev., Eric Harter of Sunset Beach, Calif., and Alan Harter of Golden Valley; one brother, Carrol Harter of South Carolina; five sisters, Rachel Riffel of Brooksville, Ohio, Alberta Wolf of Dayton, Ohio, Eloise Tatman and Mary J. Imlay of Cincinnati, and Betty Clark of Eaton, Ohio; eight grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Visitation for Mr. Harter will be held noon to 1 p.m. Monday March 26, 2001 at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. A service will follow at 1 p.m. Mr. Harter will be entombed in Cypress, Calif.
 

Kingman Daily Miner – Tuesday, March 27, 2001
 

ANNE I. CRISP
Anne I. Crisp, a Kingman resident, died Wednesday March 21, 2001. She was 80.
Mrs. Crisp was born May 23, 1920, in Clay, W. Va. She came to Kingman 25 years ago from Utah. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Crisp is survived by: two brothers, Wilson C. Eagle of Kingman and Lawrence Eagle of Lizemore, W.Va.; and three sisters, Maycel Samples of Procious, W. Va., Bertha Perry of Kingman and Cova Sears of Kingman. Her husband Jewel Crisp preceded her in death.
 
 

ROSE MARIE LEWIS
Rose Marie Lewis died Friday March 23, 2001, in Kingman. She was 66.
Mrs. Lewis was born Nov. 23, 1934, in Philadelphia, Pa. She was a cage worker at the Ramada and Riverside in Laughlin, Nev.
Mrs. Lewis is survived by: four daughters, Kathy Webb, Rose Marie Torgerson, Suzanne McCoy and Billie Vogel, all of Kingman; one brother, Sonny Montagno of Philadelphia, Penn.; three sisters, Millie Brown of Philadelphia, Penn., Madge Naples of Philadelphia, Penn., and Sherry Owens of Kingman; 23 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1998 and one granddaughter in 1994.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday March 28, 2001, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Cremation will follow.
 
 
 

Kingman Daily Miner – Wednesday, March 28, 2001
 

HELEN BUTLER
Helen Butler died Friday March 16, 2001, in Kingman. She was 80.
Mrs. Butler was born Aug. 27, 1920 in Springfield, Ill. She was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church Altar Guild, Republican Women and Morning Glories.
Mrs. Butler is survived by: her husband, Richard Butler of Golden Valley; four sons, Neal Butler, Richard Butler Jr., Carl Butler and Roger Butler; two daughters, Margaret Brucki and Carolyn Quinn; 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Services were held Sunday March 25, 2001. Sutton Crematory handled cremation.
 
 

Kingman Daily Miner – Thursday, March 29, 2001
 

ROBERT L. COLES
Robert L. Coles died Wednesday March 28, 2001 in Kingman. He was 58.
Mr. Coles was born March 2, 1943 in Syracuse, N.Y. A five-year resident of Kingman, he was an automobile parts manager for two Cliff Findlay Auto stores, deacon at College Park Baptist Church, and a former member of North Syracuse Baptist Church.
Mr. Coles is survived by: his wife, Judith B. Coles of Kingman; his mother, Verna B. Coles of N. Syracuse, N.Y.; one son, Robert G. Coles of N. Syracuse, N.Y.; one daughter, Tracy Addington of Kingman; one sister, JoAnn Zolezzi of San Diego; and three grandchildren.
Visitation for Mr. Coles will be conducted 10 a.m. to noon Friday March 30, 2001 at College Park Baptist Church to be followed by a memorial service at the church. Burial will be in Greenlawns Cemetery in Warners, N.Y.

TIM J. KEELING
Tim J. Keeling died Friday March 23, 2001, in Stanfield. He was 65.
Mr. Keeling was born July 15, 1935, in Haywood, Okla. He moved to Arizona from Texas 16 1/2 years ago.
Mr. Keeling is survived by: two sons, Calvin Keeling of Flagstaff and Jim G. Keeling of Pinedale, Wyo.; four daughters, Cathy L. Keeling of Kingman, Laurie Ann Morris of Pinedale, Wyo., Sandra E. Turney of Springdale, Wash., and Tami Sue Turney of Stanfield; two brothers, Benny Keeling and Bill Keeling, both of Oklahoma; two sisters, Betty Kuykendall of Oregon and Pat Largent of Oklahoma; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years Norma Jean (Gordon) Keeling.
 
 

Kingman Daily Miner – Tuesday, April 3, 2001

ROBERT ‘BOB’ HADDOCK
Robert "Bob" Haddock died Friday March 30, 2001, in Kingman. He was 54.
Mr. Haddock was born Feb. 27, 1947, in Madera, Calif. He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He came to Kingman 11 years ago from San Juan Baptista, Calif.
Mr. Haddock is survived by: his wife of 20 years Dorothy Haddock of Kingman; one daughter, Karen Anderson; five sons Robert Roth, Chris, Doyle Roth, Robert Haddock Jr., and Ricky Haddock; and 17 grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday April 4, 2001, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home.

MINNIE F. BICE
Minnie F. Bice died Friday March 30, 2001, in Kingman. She was 88.
Mrs. Bice was born June 17, 1912, in Denham Springs, La. She moved to Kingman 14 years ago from California. She was a homemaker and a gardener.
Mrs. Bice is survived by: two sons, Stephen Bice of Santa Rosa, Calif., and Kenneth Bice of Paso Robles, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Her husband, Harold Bice, and one daughter, Barbara Bowles, preceded her in death.
No services are planned. Sutton Crematory will handle cremation. Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association.
 
 
 

Kingman Daily Miner – Wednesday, April 4, 2001

NORVAL JOE PATTERSON SR.
Norval Joe Patterson Sr., a former Chloride resident, died Saturday March 31, 2001, in Green River, Wyo. He was 73.
Mr. Patterson was born Jan. 5, 1928, in Olton, Texas, to Earl and Zetti Boykin Patterson. He attended schools in Dora, Texas, and graduated from Dora High School in 1946. He married Felice Ellen Davis on July 11, 1947, in Carlsbad, N.M.
Mr. Patterson served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was employed by Allied chemical for 20 years until his retirement in 1988. He was a Free Mason in Carlsbad, N.M., and a member of the Methodist Church.
Mr. Patterson is survived by: his wife, Felice Patterson of Green River, Wyo.; one son, Norval Joe Patterson Jr., of Green River, Wyo.; two brothers, Tommy Patterson of Bakersfield, Calif., and Jerald Patterson of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; two granddaughters; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by: two brothers, Gaston and Jay Patterson; and three sisters, Pearl Dickerson, Janice Bruton and Christine Gorrell.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday April 5, 2001, at the Chloride Baptist Church. Rev. Kenneth Reeves will officiate. Friends are invited to the church from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today - Wednesday, April 4, 2001 - and immediately preceding Thursday’s services. Burial will be in the Chloride Cemetery. Sutton Funeral Home is handling the services.
 

MICHAEL JAY JEMISON
Michael Jay Jemison, a Golden Valley resident, died Friday March 30, 2001, in Kingman. He was 27.
Mr. Jemison was born April 10, 1973, in Ogden, Utah. He moved to Golden Valley from Salt Lake City, Utah, five years ago. He served in the U.S. Navy and was employed at North Star Steel as an electronic technician.
Mr. Jemison is survived by: his parents, Jay and Marilyn Jemison of Golden Valley; one sister, Cindy Page of Salt Lake City, Utah; one brother, Kevin Jemison of Golden Valley; grandparents Russell and Vivian Jemison of Golden Valley and Edward and Marje Foy of Moab, Utah.
Services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday April 5, 2001, at Telephone Cove.
 

SOPHIE MCGILVERY
Sophie McGilvery died Sunday April 1, 2001, in Kingman. She was 80.
Mrs. McGilvery was born Feb. 6, 1921, in Cambria County, Penn. In 1942 she married John McGilvery. The couple moved to California where she helped her parents operate a grocery store in Camarillo. She became a dietician and for many years worked at the Ventura City Hospital. In 1981, after retiring, the couple moved to Kingman where they were active in the Independent Order of Foresters and participated in many fundraising events for Kingman Aid to Abused People, Parents Anonymous, and for the fire department "Learn Not To Burn" trailer. She was also a volunteer for the ARC Thrift Store and senior citizens center.
Mrs. McGilvery is survived by: Ed Delak and Mayme Mohar, both of Minnesota. Her parents, one sister, husband and one son preceded her in death.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday April 5, 2001, at Sutton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at the same location at 11 a.m. on Friday April 6, 2001. Rev. Ron Fair will officiate. Memorial donations may be made to charity.
 
 

Kingman Daily Miner – Thursday, April 5, 2001

BYRON CARTER
Byron Carter died Tuesday April 3, 2001, in Kingman. He was 86.
Mr. Carter was born in May of 1914, in Letcher, S.D. He lived in Kingman for more than 14 years and off and on in Arizona for 30 years, having been in business of selling awnings for recreational vehicles in the Mesa area.
Mr. Carter was served as a master sergeant in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was stationed in England for two years. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church for 14 years.
Mr. Carter is survived by: his wife Helen; and one son, Terry Carter.
Sutton Funeral Home will handle cremation. Burial will be at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City, Nev.
 
 

Kingman Daily Miner – Friday, April 6, 2001

MARY REGINA OSTER
Mary Regina Oster, a Kingman resident, died Wednesday April 4, 2001. She was 90.
Ms. Oster was born May 11, 1910, in Patterson, N.J. She was the president of the California Nutrition Association, a member of the Woman’s Army Auxiliary Corp., a member of Phi Alpha Sigma and served in Bolling Field D.C.
Ms. Oster is survived by: one niece, Linda Lundbom; one grandniece; and two great-nephews.
Cryptside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday April 7, 2001, at Holy Cross Cemetery in Avondale.

WILLY WESSELS
Willy Wessels died Wednesday April 4, 2001, in Kingman. He was 78.
Mr. Wessels was born May 6, 1922, in Indonesia. He worked as a computer programmer for Beneficial LIC until his retirement in 1986. Mr. Wessels was a member of Saint Mary’s Catholic Church and a member of the Catholic Choir.
Mr. Wessels is survived by: his wife Constance Wessels of Kingman; four daughters, Barbara Robinson of Canon City, Colo., Annet Domaracki of Chino Hills, Calif., Margaret Humes of Logandale, Nev., and Marja Stoll of Chicago, Ill.; three sons, Richard Wessels of Kingman, Philip Wessels of Fresno, Calif., and Davey Wessels of Chino Hills, Calif.; 22 grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; five sisters; and three brothers.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., with Rosary said at 6 p.m., Sunday April 8, 2001, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday April 10, 2001, at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church. Father James Alling will officiate. Sutton Crematory will handle cremation.
 

Kingman Daily Miner – Sunday, April 8, 2001
 

RONALD L. ‘BUSSY’ CARTER
Ronald L. "Bussy" Carter died Thursday April 5, 2001, in Kingman. He was 68.
Mr. Carter was born Oct. 1, 1932, in Provo, Utah and was a restaurant owner.
Mr. Carter is survived by: his wife, June (Oxley) Carter of Kingman; two daughters, Cynthia Ferry of Glendale, Calif., and Martha Lowrie of Doylestown, Ohio; one son, Daniel Carter of Kingman; and one brother, Karl Carter of Utah.
Private services were held. Cremation was handled by Sutton Crematory.

ELIZABETH "BETTY" LYON
Elizabeth "Betty" Lyon died Thursday April 5, 2001 in Kingman. She was 82.
Mrs. Lyon was born April 24, 1918 in Naugatuck, Conn., and came to Kingman from El Cajon, Calif., five years ago. She worked in a nursing home and did home care.
Mrs. Lyon is survived by: one daughter, Mim Quesenberry of Kingman; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Her husband, Ralph A. Lyon, and one daughter, Barbara Ayers, preceded her in death.
A service for Mrs. Lyon will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday April 14, 2001 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 3180 Rutherford drive in Kingman. She will be buried in Greenlawn Memorial Park in Natchez, Miss.
 
 
 

Kingman Daily Miner – Tuesday, April 10, 2001

RICHARD I. ‘DAVE’ DAVIS
Richard I. "Dave" Davis died Saturday April 7, 2001, in Kingman. He was 66.
Mr. Davis was born Aug. 3, 1934, in Glendale, Calif. He retired from the department of the Army as a civil servant in 1996. H moved to Kingman from Pennsylvania in 1997. Mr. Davis retired from the U.S. Navy in 1975 as a Master Chief Signalman.
Mr. Davis is survived by: his wife Jan Davis of Kingman; three daughters, Karen Davis of Kingman, Victoria Nesmith of Las Vegas, and Cathy; one son, David Davis of Truckee, Calif.; two brothers, John Davis of Lebanon, Ore., and Dennis Davis of La Habra, Calif.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday April 11, 2001, at Grace Lutheran Church. Memorial donations may be made to the Kingman Cancer Care Unit, P.O. Box 561, Kingman Ariz., 86402.

KIMBERLY J. MUELLER
Kimberly J. Mueller died Sunday April 8, 2001, in Kingman. She was 41.
Mrs. Mueller was born Nov. 3, 1959. She moved to Kingman from Illinois 21 years ago. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Mueller is survived by: her husband Fred Mueller of Mohave Valley; mother Mavis Fitzsimmons of Golden Valley; three sisters, Pam Greviskes of Golden Valley, Kitty Gehl of Golden Valley, and Mary Dodd of Florida; three brothers, Joseph Fitzsimmons of Wisconsin, Thomas Fitzsimmons of Illinois and Robert Fitzsimmons of Golden Valley; and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be private.
 
 

Kingman Daily Miner – Wednesday, April 11, 2001
 

ROBERT NATHAN SHERRIFF
Robert Nathan Sherriff, a former Kingman resident, died Tuesday April 10, 2001, in Alamosa, Colo. He was 83.
Mr. Sherriff was born Dec. 23, 1917, in Buffalo, Okla., to William Thomas and Ruth Casteel Sherriff. On Dec. 30, 1939, he married Mary Martha Wintersteen in Kansas City, Kan.
Mr. Sherriff lived in Kingman from 1980 until 2000. He worked for General Cable for 17 years.
Mr. Sherriff is survived by: one son, Joe Sherriff of Tulsa, Okla.; two daughters, Julie Gibson and Lynn Crowder, both of Alamosa, Colo.; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by: his wife; his parents; one son, Richard Sherriff; and one brother, Tommy Sherriff.
Rogers Family Mortuary will handle cremation. A private family service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to: Hospice Del Valle in care of Rogers Family Mortuary, P.O. Box 1549 Alamosa, Colo., 81101.
 
 
 

Kingman Daily Miner – Thursday, April 12, 2001

ELLEN B. NELSON FARLEY

Ellen B. Nelson Farley, a former Kingman resident, died Saturday March 31, 2001, in Kelseyville, Calif. She was 91.
Mrs. Nelson was born Sept. 12, 1909 in Coleridge, Neb., to Olof and Alfrida Svenson Nelson.
Mrs. Farley completed her bachelor of music degree at Yankton College in 1931, and her master of music degree at the University of Michigan in 1937. She moved to Flagstaff in 1932, and taught music for four years in Flagstaff schools. From Flagstaff she moved to Kingman where she taught music in the schools for 12 years. She married her husband Carroll on Sept. 1, 1938. The couple was involved in numerous business ventures in Kingman and near the Grand Canyon. Mrs. Farley taught private music lessons and was church organist and choir director at St. John's United Methodist Church in Kingman for 40 years. In 1981, she moved to Sun City where she was a member of the Lakeview Untied Methodist Church, a member of the church choir, the bell choir and United Methodist Women. She was also accompanist for the Sun City Male Chorus. She was a member of the Sun City Symphony Guild and Mu Phi Epsilon.
Mrs. Farley is survived by: two sons, Roy Farley of Ft. Worth, Texas, and Dr. Paul Farley of Lakeport, Calif.; one stepson, Wayne Farley of Corrales, N.M.; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by: her husband, Carroll S. Farley; one brother, Carl Nelson; and one sister, Anna Nelson Konz.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. April 19, 2001, at Lakeview United Methodist Church in Sun City. Memorial donations may be made to the church at 10298 Thunderbird Blvd., Sun City, Ariz., 85351.

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