David Otis, 71, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2003, in Mesa. Ms. Otis, a carpenter and retired from the Navy, was born in Cyric, Okla. He is survived by his wife Shirley Otis; sons Daniel and John; brother Jerry; sisters Millie and Vita. Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park and Funeral Care handled arrangements.
Thomas James Monson, 37, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2003, in Mesa. Mr. Monson was born in Hawthorne, Calif. He is survived by his parent Lana Monson; brother Bo and sister Jennifer. Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park and Funeral Care handled arrangements.
William M. "Bill" Moyer, 82, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2003, in Mesa. He is survived by his wife Berniece "Bobbi" Moyer and step-son Tom Miller Melcher's Mission Chapel handled arrangements.
Alfreda Abbott, 94, of Sun City, died Aug. 15, 2003. Born in New Foundland, she was the wife of David Abbott, who was lost at sea on the Texas Towers. She was the mother of David of Sun City; Arthur of Lady Lakes, Fla.; Donald, of Malden, Mass.; Earl of Nashua, N.H.; Robert of Oxford, N.C.; Dorothy Harrington of Youngtown. She also left numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Gilbert "Gib" Blair, 86, of Sun City West, a jeweler, died Sept. 20, 2003. Born in Lake Park, Iowa, he moved to Arizona in 1981. He served in the Army during World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline. Survivors include his sister, Bonnie Blair of Sun City. Contributions may be sent to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, 85014. Camino del Sol Funeral Chapel.
Herbert Edwin Blumenthal, 77, of Sun City, a retired office manager, died Sept. 12, 2003. He moved to Arizona from Illinois. Menke Funeral Home made the arrangements.
Eugene Carl Farmer Sr., manager of a train manufacturing firm, died Sept. 19, 2003. Born in Rowlandville, Md., he served in the Army. Survivors include his wife, Ruth; daughters, Cheryl Lynn Stevenson; son, Eugene Jr.; sister, Pauline Shaw; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The family suggests contributions to the Leukemia Society of America, 2990 E. Northern Ave., No. E100, Ariz., 85028. Best Funeral Services.
William L. George, 71, of Sun City West, died Aug. 25, 2003. Born in Quaker City, Ohio, he was a psychologist for the Veterans Administration. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He was a past member of the Phoenicians Barbershop Chorus. His main hobby was restoring a bright red 1955 Thunderbird. Survivors include his wife, Gloria; daughter, Jana George; stepdaughters, Patti Matheson, Lauri Kemper; son, Michael; stepsons, Michael Kemper, Steve Kemper, Mark Kemper, Robert Kemper; two sisters, 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Camino del Sol Funeral Chapel made the arrangements.
Alma F. Leathers, of Sun City, died Sept. 23, 2003. Born in 1922 in Garrett, Ind., to Harold and Lucile (Nelson) Fuller, she moved to Arizona in 1985. Alma was an ardent, longtime supporter of the Sun Health Auxiliary, serving as day chairman as well as managing blood drives. She was a longtime member of the American Lutheran Church of Sun City and a volunteer at the Lutheran Thrift Shop. She was preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years, Al, and siblings Doris Proehl and Harold Fuller Jr. Survivors include her daughter, Lynda (Charles) McNeil of Minneapolis; son, Dick of Phoenix; sister, Glenna Gene Hartig of Fort Wayne, Ind.; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Contributions may be sent to the Sun Health Auxiliary, P.O. Box 2015, Sun City, 85372.