Paul C. Smith
born in Waterloo, Iowa, March 2, 1922 passed away October 23, 2002 in Tucson at his residence. After serving his country in both Korea and Japan in the Army, attending Oberlin University and graduating in Economics from the University of Iowa in 1949, he went on to receive his masters degree from the University of Arizona. In 1951, Paul married Alene Dunlap, who lured Paul to live in the Old Pueblo. In 1953 Paul and Alene moved into the Sam Hughes house where they spent the next 27 years living in the El Presidio Neighborhood, Alene as an interior Decorator and Paul as a Personnel Manager and subsequently as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor at the University of Arizona. Paul and Alene had a strong love for the rich culture and traditions that were part of everyday life in downtown Tucson in the 1950's and 60's. This interest motivated Paul to become active in the preservation and enhancement of the Tucson community at a time when much of the City's architectural legacy was being destroyed. Following up on the greatly successful efforts of Alene, who preceded Paul in passing in 1980, Paul became a long-term member of the Tucson Pima County Historical Commission. During his tenure, Paul served on virtually all committees of the Commission, most notably as Chair of the Annual Preservation Awards Committee. He had a wonderful sense of humor and would often say while presenting the Alene Dunlap Smith Award - that Alene must have wanted to make sure he would stay on the committee so she nominated him as Chairman. Paul also had a strong hand in drafting Tucson's most recent historic preservation ordinance, adopted in 1995. While still living in the El Presidio Neighborhood, Paul was active both in the Neighborhood Association Board and the El Presidio Historic District Advisory Committee, serving as it's Chair for several years. Paul also had a passion for bicycling, spending many joyous hours both riding and repairing bicycles. Paul was not only involved in the El Tour de Tucson from it's inception serving in numerous volunteer capacities but also road the El Tour himself on at least three occasions. For the past ten years, Paul served on the Tucson Pima County Bicycle Advisory Committee and on the Governor's Arizona Bicycle Task Force, providing a voice for bicycle advocacy not only in Tucson, but throughout the state. He was a member of the Coalition of Arizona Bicyclists, Greater Arizona Bicycling Association (GABA), Perimeter Bicycling Association (PBAA), the league of American Bicyclists and an Advisor to the Southern Arizona Bicycle Dealers Association. Paul served not only as a Deacon and an Elder, but was a member of several committees, most notably the Mission Task Force, at Trinity Presbyterian Church. Paul was also a founding member of the Neighborhood Coalition of Greater Tucson, the Southern Arizona Coalition of the Homeless and the Tucson Food Bank. Other activities included: the Tucson Historic Foundation, the Tucson Regional Transportation Coalition, Pima Association of Governments Citizen Advisory Committee, the Tucson Pima County Bicycle Advisory Committee's Downtown Land Use and Circulation Study, the Pima County Democratic Party and the Tucson Junior Chamber of Commerce. Paul received a Copper Letter from the Mayor in 1997, commemorating his 75th birthday and honoring his many years of service to Tucson in historic preservation, transportation planning and neighborhood revitalization. Paul was recognized for his "selfless commitment, devotion and leadership'' in his service to the community. Surviving Paul is his long-time and dearest friend, Heidi Horwitz; also surviving are nieces, Becky Bingham of Boulder, Colorado and Suzanne Trappman of Tucson; as well as numerous grand nieces and nephews. A Memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, November 7, 2002 at the Trinity Presbyterian Church, 400 East University Blvd. Paul was a man of vision and compassion. He was able to touch many lives while drawing little attention to himself. He was filled with humility and led a life of integrity and concern always, for the well-being of others. He was a patient, kind hearted, gentle man, who lived life well, always giving of himself. Selfless and tireless, Paul truly understood the meaning of community and community service. Paul's stern and quiet personal public demeanor belied a very caring human being who listened to and evaluated other points of view very carefully before taking action. Those that knew him will also remember that twinkle in his eye when he smiled. He was always "there'', always ready and eager to help, always willing to make a difference. Paul enjoyed life, while understanding and ever challenging it's imperfections and inconsistencies. Via Con Dios, Amigo. Tucson will miss you.
Marie Marshall Warren,
a 32 year resident of Tucson, Arizona, passed away on October 31, 2002, from complications of cancer. She is survived by four children, Sharon Addis of Tucson, Vicki Higginbotham of Covington, Louisiana, Michael Warren of Craig, Colorado and Bobby Warren of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Humane Society of Tucson in her name. The family would also like to express their appreciation to Heide and the staff of El Dorado Hospital for their compassionate care of Marie and her family.
Melvin "Mel" Grossman
69, of Tucson, died November 3, 2002. Born July 28, 1933 in Boston,MA, to Harry and Frieda Grossman. Mel was proprietor of Hillside Motors for 44 years and was highly respected businessman. He had a sense of Humor, was a generous man, and was never seen without a smile, stick of gum, chocolate chip cookie or a Bagel for friends and acquaintances. He dedicate d his life to his grandchildren. Besides the Automobile business, Mel and his wife, Sandy owned and operated Sandy's Antiques & Jewelery. He gave his wife Sandy a very exciting life, traveling all over the world. He proposed to her on the day they met 48 years ago. Mel was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Korean Conflict. Mel was preceded in death by his daughter, Beth Helen Boling. Survived by his wife, Sandra; twin brother, Francis (Norma) Grossman; brother, Bennett (Paula) Gardner both of Tucson; grandchildren, Shauna and Scott Boling; brother0in-law and sister-in-law, Reva and Ralph Karp; son-in-law, Chris Boling; nieces and nephews, Harrieanne, Jeff, Lewis, Cindy, Debbie, Sharon, Ray, Theresa, Eric, Veronica; numerous great nieces and ne phews; and many other loving family members in Milwaukee, WI. Service will be Wednesday, November 6, 2002. EVERGREEN MORTUARY, with Rabbi Thomas Louchheim officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a tree be planted in Israel in memory of Melvin P. Grossman, c/o Jewish National Fund, 78 Randall Ave. Rockville Cenre New York, NY. 11570 or call 1-800-542-8733. Arrangements by EVERGREEN MORTUARY AND CEMETERY, N. Oracle & W. Miracle Mile
Vicente L. Lopez,
May 22, 1927 - November 29, 2002 Vicente left his family for a more peaceful life. Those who knew him will remember his generosity, comfort and support he brought to all. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Hortensia S. Lopez. Survived by his brother, Manuel L. Lopez; sisters, Amalia L. Valdez, Dora L. Cruz; daughters, Belen L. Montiel (Frank), Angie L. Douglas (Ken) and Marylou Lopez; ten grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews; special aunt, Rosa Guillen and special friend, Rosie Carpena. Vicente was a member of the Latin American Social Club past member of the Marine Corps League and Benefits Sports Club; Lifetime member of Local #394 Cement Mason Union. He touched so many lives. You will be greatly missed Daddy, Tata and Tata "Money". Thanks to the nursing staff and Hospice staff at St. Mary's Hospital. Arrangements by SOUTH LAWN MORTUARY. Visitation on Thursday, December 5, 2002 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SOUTH LAWN MORTUARY, rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass Friday, December 6, 2002 at St. John's Catholic Church, 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at South Lawn Cemetery.
Thomas Fredrick Verry
Of Tucson, died peacefully December 1, 2002. Born December 28, 1940 in Urbanna, IL. Survived by loving wife of 18 years, Margaret; stepsons, Henry Craig (Margie Kay) Brundage, Jason Edward (Sandy) Brundage; and granddaughter, Meagan Margaret Brundage. Also by sister, Margaret Ann (Eric) Hieser; brother, Elon Sanford (Ellen Eileen) Verry, Jr.; nephews, Elon Sanford (Cathy) Verry, III and Thomas Edward Verry; niece, Jessica Ann Hieser; and cousins; and uncle. Thomas was a graduate of Lincoln College, IL and served in the Army National Guard during Vietnam. His favorite charitable contributions were the five years he served for the Arizona Historical Society doing oral histories. He also enjoyed many years as a lapidary. A memorial service will be held at St. Mark's Methodist Church at Magee and La Canada, Saturday, December 7th at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to TMC Hospice c/o TMC, 5301 E. Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ 85712 or Lincoln College, 300 Keokuk St., Lincoln, IL 62656.
SAYLOR, Judith A.
age 62, formally of Iowa, moved to Tucson in 1978. She was born on March 8, 1940. Passed away December 1, 2002. She is survived by her sons, Bret, Bart, Freddy and daughter, Aldena. Also survived by one sister and four brothers; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by both parents one brother and her husband of 29 years. She will be dearly missed. Gathering will be held at Freedom Park Ramada #1 for family and friends on December 8, at 2:00 p.m.
H. Tony Psomas
Born February 24, 1940 in New York, passed away November 19, 2002. He is survived by his daughter, Lisa Psomas; son, Philip Summers; brothers, John Psomas and Anthony Psomas and many other family members and friends. Tony loved the southwest and appreciated living where he could enjoy the mountains and the desert wildlife. He was always quick with a smile, and his sense of humor was ever-present. He was a strong and courageous man, and he will be dearly missed. In his honor, donations my be made to the American Cancer Society or the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum. Arrangements by Dugan Funeral Chapel.
Linda Shugars Nunez
Linda Nunez of Tucson, Arizona passed away on December 3, 2002 in the loving company of her family from complications of leukemia. She was born on October 29, 1951 in Bath, New York. She is survived by her loving husband, George Vidal Nunez; two daughters, Sefany (Rob) Jones of Beverly Hills, CA, Megan Wantuch (Trent Kauffman) of Eugene, OR, One son, Ezra Wantuch of Austin, TX; her mother, Theda Shugars of Bath, NY, one brother, Thomas Shugars of Hammondsport, NY, two sisters, Brenda Shugars (Patrick Murray) of Tucson, AZ, Shelly Shugars (Bill Giblin) of Beacon, NY, and several nieces and nephews. Her father, Howard T. Shugars predeceases her in 1966. Linda was employed for 10 years with the Steuben County Public Works in Bath, NY where she was a personal computer coordinator. In Tucson, AZ she was employed at the Amphi School District as an instructor in computer assisted learning. She is an artist with many talents and her stained glass windows can be found in many houses in Chicago, IL, Bath, NY, and Tucson, AZ. In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma society or your local animal shelter. Mass will be offered at 11:00 AM, Saturday, December 7, 2002 at Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church, 1800 S. Kolb. Friends may call from 5-8 PM, Friday, December 6, 2002 at BRING'S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway. Burial will take place in Bath, New York.
Violet "Mitzie" Macku
76, passed away on January 28, 2003. She was born in Chicago, on July 26, 1926, and lived in Tucson for the past 13 years. She is survived by her husband, Thomas Macku Sr. Mitzie and Tom, her husband of 55 years, had many adventures. She is also survived by her four children, Karen, Thomas, Michael and Mark; six grandchildren, Thomas, Kristen, Robert, Diana, Christopher and Kevin; and one great-grandchild, Haley. She had many great friends and was loved by all. Services will be held Saturday, February 1, 2003, 10:00 a.m. at San Xavier Mission, 1950 W. San Xavier Rd. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity. Arrangements entrusted to HEATHER MORTUARY.
George Bleacker Ely
June 29, 1913 - June 21, 2001
Married Evelyn Marsh, December 26, 1936. Born in Fairlight, Canada. Family moved to Crystal Lake, IL in 1921. He graduated high school in Rice Lake, Wisconsin, in 1931. He attended and graduated Berea College, Berea, Kentucky; and met Evelyn. He graduated University of Virginia in 1945. He entered USAMC from 1945-1947. George began practice in Salt Lake City in Oto-Laryngology Field in September 1948. He served as president of Salt Lake Clinic from 1958 - 1961. George moved to Tucson for practice largely involving otology in 1963. President Intermountain Oto-laryngology Society 1963. He was Acting Chief of Oto-laryngology University of Arizona in 1973, as well as president of Arizona Society of Oto-laryngology 1974-75.
Evelyn Marsh Ely
July 21, 1915 - November 11, 2002
Married George B. Ely, December 26, 1936. She was born in Cynthia, Kentucky. Her family settled in Kentucky and farmed tobacco. Evelyn attended and graduated first in class, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky, and met George. She was an educator throughout the midwest to Utah and Arizona.
Manuela ''Nellie'' Mendez
April 1, 1915 - November 2, 2002
Preceded in death by her husband, Steve Mendez; daughter, Alicia Martinez and grandson, Michael Martinez. Survived by daughters, Grace Madrid (Manuel), Irene Mendez and CeciSlia Patino; brother, Roy Vidal (Christina); sister-in-law, Esther Vidal. Also survived by 20 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; 29 great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2002, 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at CARRILLO'S TUCSON MORTUARY (South Chapel), 240 S. Stone Ave., with a rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass will be offered Wednesday, November 6, 2002 10:00 a.m. at St. Margaret Mary Church, 801 N. Grande Ave. Interment to follow at Holy Hope Cemetery. Arrangements by CARRILLO'S TUCSON MORTUARY, INC.
HUGHES, Robert F.
80, died January 30, 2003. Survived by wife, Barbara Hughes; children, Carol-Anne (Don) Hossler, Nancy (Dane) Woll, Linda (Rob) Kirchubel; and eight grandchildren. He was the Vice President of Engineering for Earl Walls Associates in La Jolla, CA. He served in the Army during WWII. A special thanks to the staff of the Rich Neighborhood at Handmakers. Memorial Service 11:00 a.m., Monday, February 3, 2003 at Tanque Verde Lutheran Church, 8625 E. Tanque Verde Rd. In Lieu of flowers, please donate to Cure Autism Now, 5455 Wilshire Blvd, #715, Los Angeles, CA 90036. Arrangemets by BRING'S BRADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway.
BAILEY, Barbara Jean
born June 23, 1939 passed away January 30, 2003. Born and raised in Indianapolis, Ind. she worked as a Florist for ten years she also was a Factory worker. Moved to Tucson December 1989. Survived by partner, Mickey of 30 years; eight children; 25 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters one in Tucson and one in Ind. Barbara was a member of Water of Life MCC Church, 3269 N. Mountain. Services are pending.
Dorothy Mae Steele Ray
Dorothy's family is sad to announce her passing on January 30, 2003 in Tucson. Dorothy was born in Georgia in 1918. Dorothy was a high school cheerleader when she met and secretly married her high school sweetheart, Montee Ray, the star football quarterback. Their marriage lasted over 60 years. Montee died January 31, 2002.
She will be greatly missed by her sisters, Omadee Bailey, Francis Whitman, and Gloria (Carl) Shaefer; her son, Sam (Cecilia Northcutt) Ray her daughter, Sandra (Norman) Patton; granddaughters, Lori (Kevin McNamara) Patton, Kelly (Lance) Fowler, Vickie (Jim Freeman) Patton, Becki (Alex) Fortuine, Patricia (Gavin) Patton Shearer, and Melissa (Mike Hausler) Ray; great-grandchildren, Kenzie and Mattie Fowler, Sarah and Jon Hausler, Sandra and Grant Patton Freeman, Baylie Patton Shearer and Katie Fortuine. Dorothy led an adventurous life that included living all over the country, from Florida to Alaska. Some of her favorite places were Grand Junction, Colorado and Silver City, New Mexico where she had many friends and was active in the Eastern Star. When she retired from the Civil Service, Dorothy moved to Marana to be closer to her family. She spent many happy hours watching her granddaughters (and great-granddaughters) play sports, including basketball and softball. While in Marana, Dorothy started her own business creating and teaching ceramics. She was well known for her beautiful black and white hand painted Southwestern pots. Dorothy was also a skilled bridge player and leaves many card-playing, nickel poor friends both in Marana and in Alpine, Arizona, where she had a summer home. Dorothy was a very outgoing, loving and creative woman who touched many lives. She will be laid to rest in Alabama with her parents, Lula Mae and Pearl Edwards Steele. A Celebration of Dorothy's life will be held at the Marana Community Christian Church, 11734 W. Grier Rd., on Sunday, February 2 at 1:30 p.m. Donations may be made in memory of Dorothy to the Alzheimers Association, 5132 E. Pima, Tucson AZ 85712 Arrangements by ADAIR FUNERAL HOME, Avalon Chapel, 8090 N Northern Ave @ Magee.
ROBERSON, John Carl
91 of Tucson, died January 27, 2003. Born May 2, 1911 in Pittsburg, OK. He was a member of F & A M Barstow, CA. Preceded in death by his wife, Clara. Survived by son, Robert E. Roberson of Sierra Vista; daughters, Julia C. Carlton of Tucson, Mary L. Mainwaring, Orange Park, FL; three sisters, Monetah Moore of Mansfield, TX, June Lewis of Longview, WA, Mary Hardin of Prineville, OR; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. Service Friday, February 7, 2003 at 3:00 p.m. EVERGREEN MORTUARY, with interment following, in Evergreen Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday, February 6, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. EVERGREEN MORTUARY & CEMETERY, N. Oracle & W. Miracle Mile. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.