A funeral service for Lizann Kinale of Parker will be 3 p.m. Friday at the Fort Yuma United Indian Methodist Church.
Tribal ceremonial rites will follow at the Fort Yuma Quechan Indian Reservation Big House. Cremation will be 6 a.m. Saturday at the Quechan cemetery.
Born Feb. 25, 1958, in Los Angeles, she died Sept. 29, 2003, in Phoenix. She was a homemaker.
Kammann Mortuary is handling arrangements.
Earl John Taylor
Earl John Taylor passed away on September 28, 2003 at YRMC in Yuma, Arizona. He is survived by his wife, La Von Evans Taylor, his five children, John W. Taylor, James Arthur Taylor, Beth Taylor Wright, Vernell Taylor Allen, and David Earl Taylor, his 10 grandchildren, and his sister, Anella Taylor Willis. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Samuel Wesley Taylor and Zella Patterson Taylor, and his two brothers, Fenton Wesley Taylor and Keith Mar Taylor.
Earl was born July 2, 1918 in Thatcher, AZ, where he grew up and attended school. He enjoyed building model airplanes and playing football for Thatcher High School where he played tackle.
After high school, Earl served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for two years in the Eastern United States Mission. Throughout his life Earl served in numerous church positions.
He was stationed in Burma during World War II. During his time in the service he traveled completely around the world. Following his time in the service he attended Utah State University where he earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Entomology. He completed additional graduate work at the University of California at Davis.
He then completed his teacher’s certificate at the University of Arizona and he began his teaching career at Yuma High School. He taught in the the science and math departments of Yuma and Kofa High for 30 years. Several students from his Chemistry and Advanced Biology classes entered the medical profession. In 1962 he was presented “The Certificate of Merit by the Arizona Academy of Science for outstanding work as a science teacher in the schools of the state of Arizona.”
Earl raised his family in Yuma. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather. He loved to have his wife, children and grandchildren around him. He enjoyed many hobbies including astronomy, target shooting, research, studying and writing. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Services will be held Thursday, October 2, 2003 at 10:00a.m. in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 4200 W. 18th Street. Viewing hours will be Wednesday evening, October 1, 2003 from 7:00 to 8:30 at Kammann’s Mortuary.
Constance Marie Payne
Constance Marie Payne, beloved wife of 50 years, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt, died peacefully at her home with her family at her side on September 28, 2003.
Connie was born March 2, 1934 in New Orleans and moved to California in 1942 where she spent most of her life. She married Maurice Payne in 1954 and spent several years living in Germany, Georgia, and Colorado on various Air Force bases with her husband and children. She spent most of her life living in the Moreno Valley area.
Connie was happiest when traveling in their motorhome with family and friends, camping and fishing. Connie was the “life of the party” and loved music, singing and dancing.
She is survived by her husband Maurice Payne, children Belvia Young, Maurice Payne Jr. (Linda), Phyllis Geagan (Jeff), Larry Payne (Michelle), numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, sister, Dianne Stapler (Richard) and brother Julius Cooper (Jeanne).
A Rosary is scheduled for October 1, 2003 at 7:00pm at Sunset Vista Funeral Home. A Mass and Memorial Service is scheduled for October 2, 2003 at 9:00am at St. John Neumans Catholic Church.
The Family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Hospice of Yuma.
Marion Lorene Bovee
Marion Lorene Bovee, formerly of Salida, Colorado and Yuma was called home to be with the Lord September, 26, 2003. She was born July 19, 1919 in Leadville, Colorado.
Marion is survived by her brother Bill, her two sons, Larry and Leslie, five grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer and sisters, Harriet and Irene.
A family service will be held at Wescott Funeral Home in Cottonwood, Arizona, October 1, 2003. Interment will be in Yuma.
Maria J. Arellano Cubillas
Maria J. Arellano Cubillas, 74, passed away September 26, 2003 in Yuma, AZ. She was born in Santa Ana, Sonora, Mexico.
Maria is survived by her husband, Francisco Arellano of Yuma; four daughters, Porfiria Bingell of Yuma, AZ, Cecilia Calsyn of Tucson, AZ, Leticia Ramirez of Valrico, FL, and Griselda Arellano of Yuma, AZ; three sons, Jesus Arellano of Yuma, AZ, Gilberto Arellano of Tucson, AZ, and Cesar Arellano of Tucson, AZ; 17 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her son, Daniel Arellano.
Private visitation took place September 30, 2003 at 12:00 p.m., with Rosary at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 2, 2003. Funeral services will take place at Johnson Mortuary on Friday, October 3, 2003 at 10:00 a.m.
Louis C. Warnock
Louis C. Warnock, 86, passed away September 25, 2003 in Yuma. Louis was a resident of Bard, California, for 51 years and a member of the Central Church of Christ.
Louis was awarded a bronze star for his World War II service in the US Army s 1279th Engineers stationed in the South Pacific and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign War. A retired carpenter, he was a member of both the California and Arizona carpenters unions for over fifty years.
Louis is survived by his wife of sixty-one years, Arlene, sons Thomas L. Warnock (Susan) and Greg L. Warnock (Brenda), all of Yuma. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Gary L. Warnock.
Private memorial services were held before internment at Desert Lawn Cemetery.
Gene Arnold Dutra
Gene Arnold Dutra, 54, passed away September 23, 2003 in Yarnell, Arizona.
Gene was a long time resident of Yuma.
A private funeral will be conducted. A gathering of friends and family will be held in his memory Wednesday, October 1, 2003 at 11:00am at Valley Garden Center Park, 1809 N. 15th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ.
Gene is survived by his wife Jane, his sons Randy and Trevor Dutra, his parents Walter and Gloria Dutra, his brother Ray Dutra (Fran ), sisters Mary Miller and Lynn Dutra, and several nieces and nephews.
Amada Perez Gill
Amada Perez Gill, 99, passed away September 25, 2003 in Yuma. She was born in Yuma on March 29, 1904 in Yuma. She was a homemaker.
Amada is survived by her sons, Alfonso, Eugene “Teno”(Alice), and Clyde (Pearl) Gill, all of Yuma; daughters, Eva “Yetta” Chavez, Beatrice “Tukie” (David)Avilez, Bertha (Jesus “Bleckie”) Chavez, Angie (Ray) Martinez, Stella (Art) Mesa, Hilda Corea, and Norene (Billy “Cooty”) Fregozo, all of Yuma.
She is also survived by 43 grandchildren, 132 great-grandchildren, 47 great-great grandchildren, and numerous nieces, and nephews.
Amada was preceded in death by her husband, Ramon Gill, sister, Maria Perez, and sons, Eddie P., Ramon P “Poppy” , and Victor Gill.
Visitation will be at Yuma Mortuary, Monday, September 29, 2003 from 5:00pm-9:00pm with the wake and rosary taking place at 7:00pm. A mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Church on Tuesday, September 30, 2003 at 9:00am. Amada’s final resting place will be at Desert Lawn.
Pallbearers and Honorary Pallbearers will be her grandson’s.
Nana Amada will be truly missed by all who love her. We will mis her remedies, advise, and jokes, but most of all, her patience and love!
She leaves behind a large and loving family, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A true blessing to her families in her lifetime and now a sweet angel to us all!
Betty Joyce Lepore
Betty Joyce Lepore, beloved wife, mother of two and grandmother of two passed on Wednesday afternoon, September 17, 2003. She was born on July 20, 1929 in Mt. Vernon, Washington and graduated from Lincoln High School in Tacoma, WA. in 1949.
Betty was a longtime resident of Yuma and was an active member in the Woman of the Moose Chapter 1503 for many years until she fell ill. Her many honors included Rookie of the year 1979/80, Woman of the Year. She was Officer of WOOM many times, such as Chaplain, Jr. and Sr. and Past Senior Regent. She held the highest degree in the WOOM-College of Regents 1987. She was also a member of the VFW Post 1763 of Yuma for many years.
She is survived by her loving husband of fifty years, Donald W. Lepore, her children Connie R. Lepore Beam, Jody W. Lepore, her son-in-law Michael L. Beam, her grandchildren, Mike P. Beam and Cherie R. Beam. She is also survived by her two brothers Glen (Jeanne) of Mattawa, WA, Gene (Audrey) McKinnon of Shelton, WA. and her many aunts, cousins, nieces, and nephews. All will miss her dearly.
She was preceded in death by her parents Mr. and Mrs. Ray O. (Alice) McKinnon and her brother Ellis S. McKinnon.
Betty was laid to rest on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 in West Jordan, Utah, where she had resided for almost 3 years. She will be extremely missed by all who knew her. In lieu of flowers please send any donations in Betty's name to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson's Foundation to help find a cure.
Armand G. Martinez
Armand G. Martinez, 73, passed away September 24, 2003. He was born January 15, 1930 in Yuma, AZ. He was the owner of Armand’s Garage.
Armand is survived by his wife, Mary M. Martinez; son, Bob (Liane) Martinez; daughters, Mary Susan Martinez, Cathy (Jerry) King; Anna (Robert) Gomez; and Josie (Rick) Labistre; brother Isaac (Irene) Martinez, Jr.; sister Alice Higuera; 12 grandchildren and two great grandchildren, Mark & Michael Balderas, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Isaac Sr. and Guadalupe Martinez, and sister, Josephine DeGrande.
Visitation will be at Johnson Mortuary at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 30, 2003, with Wake and Rosary following at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 1, 2003 at Immaculate Conception Church, with Msgr. O’Keefe officiating. His final resting place will be Desert Lawn.
Pallbearers will be his son and grandsons, Robert A. Martinez, Tony Rico, Jr., Ricky J. and Tom Labistre, Jerry, John, and Justin King and Bobby Gomez. Honorary bearers will be Martin Balderas, Erica Rico, Chris Young, Martha Valenzuela and Armand’s granddaughters, Diana Balderas, Sandra and Sarah Martinez, and Angela and Alicia Labistre.
Memorial donations can be made to Hospice of Yuma.
Dad will be remembered for his great sense of humor and zest for life. He leaves behind many dear friends and family members, each of whom were cherished by him. Dad had a way of making those he knew feel like they were #1 in his life. He was everybody’s best friend. We can all keep his memory alive by recalling one of his favorite sayings: “You can't keep a good Mexican down!”