Albert V. "Chino" Corral
1931 - 2003
On Monday, September 29, 2003 he journeyed to a new life with the Lord. Retired from PFE Railroad in 1993 as a Refrigeration Specialist. Survived by wife, three daughters, seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two sisters, two brothers, nieces and nephews. Mass will be held at St. Augustines Cathedral, 192 S. Stone Ave., on Thursday, October 2, 2003 at 5:30 p.m. with a viewing from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the church.
born March 6, 1918, passed over into eternal life September 30, 2003. A farmer from Kentucky, he retired from TMC after working in maintenance. He is preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Volla; ten brothers and sisters, and one great-granddaughter. He is survived by his children, Hennietta (Virgil) Dyer, Dwayne (Janice) Arnett, Barbara (Walter) Morris, Danny Arnett, Mary (Joseph) Campos, and Diane Arnett; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. Friends may call at EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY, Thursday, October 2, 2003 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be 9:00 a.m. Friday, October 3, 2003 in the Mortuary Chapel. Interment East Lawn Palms Cemetery. His blue eyes and sly smile are forever imprinted in our memory.
Mary K. Zambrano
70, of Tucson, died October 9, 2003. Born July 12, 1933, in Wilkinsburg, PA. Survived by her loving husband, Elio A. Zambrano of Tucson; two sons, Daniel Wittenberg of FL, David Wittenberg of SC; four daughters, Barbara Braithwaite of FL, Patricia Jackson of TX, Cheryl Thompson of Winkelman, Kathryn Thompson of Tucson; 16 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren. Memorial service will be held at the family residence Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Odyssey Hospice, 750 E. Foothills Dr. Tucson, AZ 85718, in memory of Mary K. Zambrano. Arrangements by EVERGREEN MORTUARY, CEMETERY & CREMATORY, N. Oracle & W. Miracle Mile.
WEINEL, William Donald
87, passed away September 29, 2003 in Tucson, AZ. He was born December 2, 1915 in Omaha, Nebraska. Don was a 30 year Ironworker with local 75 and a member of 1st Baptist Church of Tucson. Survived by his wife of 47 years, Lorraine; two daughters, Donna Reardon, Beverly Coonfield; one son, Fred Woods; one sister, Florence Amato; three grandchildren, Dalton Reardon, Michael Bryan, Kathleen Prejean and three great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held Friday, October 3, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. EAST PALMS CHAPEL, 5801 E. Grant Rd. Burial following service.
Artemisa Tapia Samorano Moreno Gallegos
born June 7, 1921 in Bisbee, Az passed away October 18, 2001 in Tucson. Born of Pedro Bedoy Tapia and Tula Molina Tapia both of Mexican and Yaqui decent. Her parents arrived in Bisbee by wagon from Mexico during the revolution of 1826. Our mother was born by Rio Bisbee on Brewer St. At the age of seven her family moved to the town of Canelo to pick beans and watermelons. Our mother walked to school two miles from home. She grew up in an adobe home. When the family earned enough money, they moved to Tucson. Our mother had to stop going to school to work to help the family. She met Manuel Samorano, married and had four children, Manny, Angie, Freddie and Pedro. They divorced and she and her parents were left to raise them. She later married Ramon Yanez Moreno and had five more children, Ramon, Linda, Reymundo, Reynaldo and Jenny. When Ramon Sr. passed away our mother worked two jobs to support us. Our mother's dream was for all of us to get our education, work hard and be proud of who we were. It was not easy for her to be both mother and father. Our mother worked hard to keep us together and see us grow into adulthood. Our mother was always proud of us. When the Lord came for her she was ready. She knew we would be ok and loved ones where waiting for her in heaven. Mom we all miss you and your tamales.
COCKLE, Lilla N.
long-time resident of Tucson, died peacefully at home on October 6, 2003, at the age of 95. Formerly of Chicago, IL, Mrs. Cockle was a 1930 graduate of Northwestern University, and was a librarian for the Chicago school system until her retirement. Funeral and memorial services were private.
HENRY, Debra A.
3/12/58 - 10/15/03.
Survived by mother, Norma Pain; father, deceased; sister, Dianne Devereux (James); brothers, Larry (Sharon), Steven Henry and Mark (Kristen) Pain. Services will be private.
BOLTZ, Keith R.
53, of Pearce, AZ, passed away October 13, 2003, in Tucson, AZ, when his large, generous heart stopped beating. For those of us that knew him well, Keith will remain in our hearts forever. He was born October 24, 1949 in Owatonna, MN to Ralph C. and Bethel L. Boltz. The family moved to Boulder, CO in 1956, where he attended the public school system, graduating from Boulder High School in 1968. After graduating, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps. from 1969 - 1971. Keith enjoyed living in Arizona where he was a master carpenter and woodcrafter. He was and avid fisherman who spent most of his summers fishing for salmon and halibut in Alaska. He also enjoyed pheasant hunting and creating beautiful inlaid wood pieces. He is survived by his sister, Karen Pringle, her husband, Dave, and their two children, Matthew and Daniel, of Breckenridge, CO; his sister, Kim Lamothe and her husband, Phil who live in Whitefish, MT. A Memorial Service will be held at El Coronado Ranch, 12626 E. Turkey Creek Road, Pearce, AZ on Saturday, October 25, 2003 at 3:00 p.m. Memorial donations may be sent in Keith's name to the non-profit organization; Kenai River Sportfishing Association, P.O. Box 1228 Soldotna, AK 99669.
CARRILLO, Maria Fresia "Elda" Theresa Aguirre Elias, Ninnie, Tia Elda, Chula, Mihijita, Sweet, Tanna
95, of Tucson, Tia did her last dance at Cypress Court on November 28, 2003 at 8:00 p.m., surrounded by two generations of nieces amid many prayers, laughter, and tears. Tia Elda was a fourth generation Tucsonan born into two pioneer families, the Aguirre ranching family and the Elias ranching families. She was preceded in death by her parents, Juan Elias and Cuca Aguirre, husband of 56 years, Leon R. Carrillo; her five beloved brothers, Robert, Rudy, Fred, Albert (Bertie) and Bill. Tia Elda is survived by brother, George (Sandy). Tia Elda is also survived by 41 nephews and nieces, 72 great-nephews and nieces, and 20 great-great-nephews and nieces. Tia Elda had no children, but helped raise, counsel, support, and provide unconditional love to 133 nieces and nephews. She was La Reina of the Elias and Carrillo families. Tia was a special daughter, loving sister, caring wife, an awesome aunt, and a great role model. A billion thanks go to the excellent staff at Cypress Court for giving her unconditional love and support for the past five years. The family expresses their eternal gratitude to Casa De La Luz Hospice and the many friends and relatives who sustained Elda with visits and prayers during her final years. All have graced our lives in immeasurable ways.
Querida Tia enjoy every
dance in heaven.
A Rosary will be held on Wednesday, December 3, 2003, 10:00 a.m. at Saint's Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Mass will follow at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cypress Court Employees Fund in Elda's name, 3701 N. Swan Rd., 85718. Interment to follow at Holy Hope Cemetery. Arrangements by CARRILLO'S TUCSON MORTUARY, INC.
Thanh Phuong Chapman
Age 50, passed away September 30, 2003. Born in Saigon, Vietnam. Moved to Sierra Vista in June 1986, was attending Cochise Community College to study Social Services. She is survived by two daughters and a grandson. Services will be held Saturday, October 4, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at ADAIR FUNERAL HOME, Dodge Chapel, 1050 N. Dodge Blvd., Tucson, AZ.
David Robert Herrera
"When I come to the end of the road and the sun has set on me, I want no rites in a gloom filled room, why cry for
a soul set free."
David R. Herrera passed away peacefully November 26, 2003. Survived by his wife, Mercy; children, Debbie (Ramirez), David, Rebecca, Rachel and Aaron; brother, Frank Herrera; sister, Isabel (Eddie) Romero, seven grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Tuesday, December 2, 2003 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. with a Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. at ADVANTAGE UNIVERSITY CHAPEL, 7 E. University Blvd. Services for David will be held at St. Monica's Church at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 3, 2003. Burial will follow at Holy Hope Cemetery. Many thanks to friends and family members whose love and thoughtfulness is remembered and greatly appreciated.
Walked into the arms of our Lord on November 21, 2003. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Frank H. Larriva. Loving mother of Lillian Goodman (Bill), Patrick (Eva), Tommy (Betty), Danny (Sonnia), Raymond Palacio (Rachel), Randy Palacio (Mary), Johnny Palacio (Sonya); grandmother and great-grandmother. The family would like to thank Odyssey Hospice for the loving care our mother received in her final days. The entire staff was great. A Rosary will be recited Saturday, December 6, 2003, 10:00 a.m. at St. Margaret Mary Church, 801 N. Grande Ave., with a memorial Mass at 11:00 a.m. followed by a gravesite service and luncheon. Please join us in celebrating her life. Arrangements by CARRILLO'S TUCSON MORTUARY, INC.
GUNDERSON, Ralph B.
July 12, 1919 - November 30, 2003. Survived by his children, Larry (Janet) and Shana (Chuck); three grandchildren, Corinne, Emily and Rayanna; and the mother of his children, Penney. The love of his life was playing golf and being a member of Dorado Country Club. He enjoyed fishing. Ralph retired from Oliver Laundry after 19 years of employment. He was a resident of Tucson for 39 years. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 3, 2003 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at SOUTH LAWN MORTUARY. Funeral Services to follow.
Ross E. Chapin
Passed away on January 7, 2004. Born in Reading, Massachusetts on December 31, 1914, Ross moved to Tucson in 1959 and was an Osteopathic Physician until he retired in 1981. Ross and wife Bette traveled extensively through North and South America, Europe and New Zealand, enjoying the wildlife and beauty of each area. Ross was a naturalist and a lifetime member of the Audubon Society. His enjoyment of fishing, hiking and birding took he and Bette to some of the most beautiful and remote parts of the world. No services at this time. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to the Audubon Society in Dr. Chapin's name.
BARAL, Roberta "Bobbi"
85, of Tucson died quietly at the home of her daughter, Jeannie Haist, in Richland, WA, on January 29, 2004. Bobbi came to Tucson in 1965 with her husband, Al. Together they owned and managed several businesses, including the Westerner and Glenwood hotels downtown. Bobbi was born to May and Jack Logan of Ramah, CO. She graduated from Ramah High School in 1936, completed training at the Seton School of Nursing in Colorado Springs in 1938, and was licensed as a registered nurse. She worked first in Trinidad, CO, and then for 20 years in Colorado Springs. She went on to become personnel manager at Clifton Precision Products of Colorado Springs, a division of Litton Industries, before moving to Tucson and taking a nursing position at the Thomas Davis clinic. Over the years the Barals owned numerous houses and properties in Tucson and at various times lived in Midtown, Downtown, and on the Eastside, before settling in the western part of the city in the late 70's. Al died in 1980. Bobbi is survived by her sister, Abby Goin of Colorado Springs, her daughter, Jeannie Haist (Bill) of Richland, WA, her son, Larry Hanson (Toby) of Edina, MN, two granddaughters, Amy Humphrey of Federal Way, WA and Marley Hanson, of Edina, MN, and a great-granddaughter, Brooklyn Humphrey of Federal Way, WA. She is to be buried in Tucson. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to environmental organizations.
Scott L. Brookshier
September 13, 1986 - November 28, 2003
Our beloved son went peacefully into our heavenly Father's arms on Friday evening, November 28, 2003. Scott is survived by his mother, Tara Tocco and her husband Joseph, and his father Randall Brookshier and his wife Sunny. He is also survived by his older brother Joseph Brookshier, his younger sister Amanda Brookshier, and his step-siblings, David Kellner and Nicole Tocco. Scott's loving family includes his grandparents Gordon and Barbara Hummel, and Kirk and Suzette Brookshier, his great grandmother Bernice Sherfey, as well as many aunts uncles and cousins, especially his Aunt Michelle, who devoted her time to caring for Scott in his early years. The family wishes to extend its deep gratitude to Judy and the staff at Handi-Care Day Care, and to all our friends, compassionate bosses and co-workers, whose love and support have sustained us these seventeen years. A gathering of friends will be held at ADAIR FUNERAL HOME, 1050 N. Dodge Blvd., at Speedway, on Wednesday, December 3, 2003 from 5 pm until the memorial service at 7 pm. In lieu of flowers, Scott's family suggests a donation to the Square & Compass Children's Clinic, TMC's Children's Hospice, or the Lissencephaly Network, 10408 Bitterroot Court, Fort Wayne, IN 46804.