LAUER Alma F.
82. died January 30, 2003, Arrangements by BRING'S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway.
Betty Lucille Beavers
81, died January 29, 2003. Survived by her husband, Elbert; daughters, Peggy Ann Stigers and Betsy L. Megna; brothers, Ronald Speicher, Claire Speicher and Ray Speicher; sisters, Linda Daarowski, Marge Speicher; grandchildren, Eric Alan Kinney, P.J. Megna, Jr., Corey Stigers, Andrea Megna, Joyce Megna and Carrie Ann Sigers; one great-grandchild, Kemper Kinney. Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 3, 2003 at Tucson Baptist Temple, 1525 S. Columbus Blvd. Burial to follow in TMP South Lawn. Friends may call from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday, February 2, 2003 at BRING'S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway.
Jacqueline "Jackie" Ridinger
75, passed away March 28, 2003. She is survived by DeVale, her loving husband of 54 years; their two daughters, Denise and Teresa; two grandchildren, Erin and Zachery; and many more beloved relatives and friends. Jackie was a devoted and loving wife and mother. She was very proud of her family and will be dearly missed by them. Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, April 2, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. at HUDGEL'S SWAN FUNERAL HOME, 1335 S. Swan Rd. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Carondelet Hospice Services, 1802 W. St. Mary's Rd., Tucson, 85745.
Wilbur Roy "Bill" Weller
82, died March 29, 2003. He was born April 2, 1920 in Easton, PA. He grew up in PA and graduated from Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1941 with a degree in Metallurgical Engineering. He married Helen Holiday in 1944. He served in the Armed Forces in World War II and received the Purple Heart. After the war, Bill and Helen moved to Ohio where they raised their family. For nearly 40 years he owned Weller Electronic Sales in Columbus, OH. After Helen died in 1985, Bill was married to Marge Bennington for eight years. They were divorced in 1994. In 1995 he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and he moved to Tucson a year later. He enjoyed golfing, listening to jazz and traveling with his wife. His children and grandchildren were his pride and joy. He will be remembered as an honest gentleman as well as a loving husband, father and grandfather.
His wife of 41 years, Helen, and his son, Mark, predeceased him. Survived by his children and their spouses, Harry (Kathy) of Grand Haven, MI; Helen (Tim) O'Connor of Wellesley, MA; and Charlotte (Russell Coon) Weller of Tucson, AZ; and daughter-in-law, Mary Lou of Gaithersburg, MD. Also survived by 11 grandchildren, Justin, Megan, Zachary, Nathan, Aaron, Alia, Carrie, Chris, Ryan, Eric and Erin. Also survived by his sister, Irene Ames of Velienople, PA and brother, Neale of Easton, PA.
Memorial service and celebration of life Wednesday, April 2, 2003 at 5:00 p.m. at First Christian Church, 740 East Speedway, Tucson. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Christ Presbyterian Church, 6565 E. Broadway, Tucson, 85710 or to the Alzheimer's Association, Southern Arizona Chapter, 5132 E. Pima, Tucson, 85712.
MUNZ, Elizabeth M., "Betty"
age 92, of Spring Park, MN. Preceded in death by Francis "Buzz", her beloved husband of 45 years and sisters, Evelyn Maher, Marie Callaway and Dorothy Klugherz. Survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Stephen and Ellen and Dave and Jan-Marie; niece, Catherine Klugherz; grandchildren, Matthew, Anthony, Eric, Megan, Mollie, and Jerry; and great-granddaughter, Carleigh. Mass of Chris-tian Burial 12:00 Noon, Wednesday, April 2, 2003 at Our Lady Of The Lake Catholic Church, Mound, MN. Interment in the church cemetery. Memorials to the Maryknoll Missionaries or the donor's choice. Werness Brothers, 612-927-8641.
GUESS, Cleo Victoria
Passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2003. Homegoing services will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 1, at the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, 2403 S. Martin Ave. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.
born April 9, 1915 in Atlantic City, New Jersey passed away peacefully in the presence of his loving family on March 26, 2003. Preceded in death by his first wife, Judy; he is survived by his sons, Michael and Bruce (Peg) and his grandchildren, Michael, Kim, Julia and Maggie; wife, Magda and her children, Christina Staller, Theodore, Jennifer, Damian and Amanda Fiorillo and her grandchildren, Christian and Dylan Morgan, Stone and Mariana Staller. George, a loving husband, father and grandfather, led a very full and active life. In his youth George was both the handball and surfcasting champion of Atlantic City and played semi-pro basketball. Before retiring to Tucson in 1973, George served as a Captain in the Army during WWII and had a long successful career as a communications broker in NYC. An avid golfer, fisherman and music afficionado, George will always be remembered for his beautiful tenor voice and his passion for life. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. at Christ the King Episcopal Church, 2800 W. Ina Road. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that in honor of George's life you give flowers to someone you love or a donation to the charity of your choice.
Kelton A. Harris
Kelton A. Harris, 79, of Casa Grande, died April 5, 2003, of natural causes in Casa Grande.
Visitation will be from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 9, 2003, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1555 N. Colorado St., Casa Grande, with the funeral following at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be in St. David, Arizona, with a graveside ceremony at 3:00 p.m.
Kelton A. Harris was born November 9, 1923, to Daniel and Rebecca Harris in Tucson. He attended school here.
He was married to Thelma Naomi Busby on September 18, 1942, in the Mesa Arizona Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Kelton worked for two years in Bisbee in the copper mines and then spent three years in the Merchant Marines during World War II, serving in the South Pacific. Following his return from the service, Kelton formed a partnership with his brothers and built homes in Tucson under the name of 4H Construction.
From January 1952 through January 1954, Kelton and his wife, Thelma, served a mission in the Hawaiian Islands for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
After returning from Hawaii, Kelton and his wife owned and operated a trucking business and then bought and operated a feedlot in Casa Grande. In 1964, Kelton, his wife, and four children went on a building mission for the Church to Brazil, where they served in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande du Sul, and Recife, Pernambuco, building two chapels.
The family went home to Tucson after their mission for a year before returning to Casa Grande to take up the feedlot business again. Kelton resumed his construction business with his son for several years before retiring in 1990.
Kelton was loved by all for his humor and good cheer. He used his talent and ability to work with his hands for the benefit of many people; his willingness to help others was well known to everyone. No one was a stranger to Kelton.
Survivors include his wife, Thelma, Casa Grande; daughters, Pamela Harris, Casa Grande; Cindy Shearman, Minot, ND; Becky Guzman, Greer; and son, Danny, Chandler; an "adopted" son, Mario Halter, Keizer, OR, who returned with him from Brazil; 21 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild; two brothers, Ellard and Loyd. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, two brothers, and a sister.
BURKE, Frank J.
92, passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2003, in Tucson, Arizona. He is survived by his children, John P. Burke and wife, Pattie of Scottsdale, Arizona, Kathleen Burke Anthony of Albuquerque, Michael F. Burke and wife, Jini of Tucson, Arizona, Joseph K. Burke and wife, Mary Ellen of Broomfield, Colorado, Dorothy Burke Fitz-Gerald and husband, Gerald of Albuquerque, and James P. Burke and wife, Veronica Gay of Tucson, Arizona. Frank is also survived by his niece, Mildred Wall of Gallup; 14 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wives, Loneta Johnson Burke, Mary Noonen Burke, and Edith Ashton Burke as well as his brothers, James, Granville and Phillip Burke. Frank was born in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, on September 14, 1910, to Miles Francis and Edna Kenny Burke. He attended school in Glenwood Springs and Grand Junction. He worked at Merchants Bank of Gallup in 1929 as bookkeeper after graduating from Business School. In 1944 he began his long career with New York Life Insurance Company, as the first agent in the western part of New Mexico. Soon thereafter, he founded Gallup Insurance Agency. Frank was a member of the Catholic Church, served on the Gallup City Council, and active in the Amigos of New Mexico, the Knights of Columbus, and the Elks. A visitation will be held at Rollie Mortuary, Friday, April 4, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. The Memorial Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Gallup, N.M. Saturday, April 5, at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Casa Angelica Auxiliary, 6040 Vista Campo Rd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. Arrangements by BRING'S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway.
GEBHARDT, Richard G.
70, died March 17, 2003. ABBEY FUNERAL CHAPEL, (888-1111).
HINDS, Bobby McDermott
January 27, 1920 to March 29, 2003. Born in Electra, TX; raised in Lawton, OK and a graduate of Cameron College. He was a civilian instructor for the U.S. Army Aircorp from 1941 to 1943. During his 32 year career with Pan American World Airways he worked with G.E.'s jet propulsion laboratories and concluded his career at PAA as chief check pilot. He locally served on the Board of Directors of Pima County Air Museum and was a member of the Optimist Club and Antique Car Club. Predeceased by son, Gregory. Survived by his wife, Lucille; son, Bruce (Jamie); grandson, Steve (Susan); great-grandsons, Andrew and Charlie; brother, Dewey and sister, Dalma. Memorial Service 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2003 at BRING'S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway.
MAXEY, John H.
Born July 29, 1927 in Arizona and died on March 29, 2003. He is survived by his two brothers, Harry (Linda) and Oscar; two nephews, Daniel (Liz), Darrell; one nieces, Victoria (Bert); great-nieces, Jade and Madison; great-nephews, Jonathan, Jared and Christian. He was a native Tucsonan and devout fan of UofA girls softball team. Funerals Services on Thursday, April 3, 2003 10:00 a.m. at SOUTH LAWN MORTUARY. Interment to follow.
GREIG, Ian Duncan
56, beloved son, husband, friend, died in Elgin, Scotland on March 31, 2003. Ian worked for Allied Signal, Tucson, from 1985 to 1995. A family Service will be held in Scotland.
HAVENS, Anne C.
64, died March 28, 2003. ABBEY FUNERAL CHAPEL, (888-1111).
Anthony N. Arico
56, lost his battle with Pancreatic Cancer and went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 28, 2003. Survived by wife, Diane; and daughters, Debbie, Christine and Jeanine and sons-in-law, Louis and Scott. Beloved grandfather to Joshua, Cody, Anthony, Danielle, Zachary and Lilly. Loving brother to John Arico and Mary Ann Grasso and friend to all who knew him. Born in Brooklyn New York, a Tucson resident and community servant for 25 years. He was the proud owner of Rincon Realty and Investment Co. He was a man with integrity who always thought of others before himself. He served as a member of the Tucson Sunset Rotary and was a champion for Teen Challenge. He exemplified the qualities of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ through his life and struggle with cancer. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, April 2, 2003 at Casas Adobes Baptist Church, 10801 N. La Cholla Blvd., at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made at any Bank of America to the Anthony Nicholas Arico Trust. Donations will be dispersed to the Center for Natural Oncology Cancer Clinic and New Horizons Clinic. He will be missed dearly by all who loved him.
HARPHANT, Mark Alan
one day shy of 54, was prematurely taken from this world, due to cancer, on Saturday, April 5, 2003. Mark was born April 6, 1949, graduated from San Manuel High School in 1967 and has resided in Arizona for 32 years. Mark proudly and honorably served in the USAF during the Vietnam Era in Thailand and has continued in Civil Service as an outstanding Vehicle Fleet Manager at Davis Monthan Air Force Base. Mark's loving, giving, and caring nature touched and blessed all of those who knew and met him in more numerous ways to mention. Mark's physical existence will be daily and forever missed by his surviving wife, Sharyn; son, Scot; daughter, Megan; son of Harold (deceased) and Eileen Harphant; brother to Randy, Mike, and Mary Kay; grandfather to Auston, Brendon, and Breonna. Mark is remembered with love and deep affection by his enormous family circle of relatives from near and far. Friends may call 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Monday, April 7, 2003 at the ADAIR FUNERAL HOME, Avalon Chapel, 8090 N. Northern Ave. @ Magee. After the visitation, family and friends are welcome at Mark and Sharyn's home to share sorrow, memories, love and the celebration of Mark's life.