Gary Wayne ‘Shorty’ Tumlinson
Gary Wayne “Shorty” Tumlinson, 47, died November 14, 2003 in his Yuma home.
He was a carpenter, mechanic, and Marine Veteran.
Gary is survived by his wife Jill Tumlinson and step-children, Ian and Amber Hurtoon of Yuma as well as a large family in Cleveland, Texas.
A wake will be held Tuesday, November 18, 2003 at the widow’s home at 142 W. 10th Street from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. There will be a potluck dinner, please BYOB along with your memories of Gary.
All arrangements will be handled by Johnson Mortuary; following cremation he will be given a VA plaque and memorial ceremony in Houston, Texas.
Freda L. Doerr
Freda L. Doerr, 82, went to be with the Lord onNovember 16, 2003. Freda was born on March 31, 1921 in Rush County, Kansas.
Freda was a homemaker, and “Nana” to everyone. She loved to crochet, play cards, and cook. Freda loved to tease, and was famous for her fried chicken and lemon meringue pie.
Freda was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert G. Doerr; son, Dennis E. Doerr; and brother Elvin H. Irvin.
Freda is survived by her son Roger (Pam) Doerr, and their children Shawn (Karla) Doerr, Shannon (Fred) Saviñon, and Amber Doerr, all of Yuma; Daughter Brenda (Ron) Stephens, and their children, Erica (Art) Chavez and Chad Stephens, also of Yuma; Freda is also survived by her grandson, Daniel Doerr. In addition, she is survived by ten great-granchildren, and by family members Judy, Vickie, Wayne, and Trish. Freda also left behind many close friends, that she deeply treasured.
Services will be held graveside in the St. Joseph’s section at Desert Lawn Memorial Park, 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 19, 2003, officiated by Pastor Tyrone Jones.
Memorial donations may be sent to the family at 808 E. 25th Place, Yuma, AZ, 85365.
Byron Miguel, born October 23, 1950, passed away November 13, 2003.He graduated from San Pasqual High School and AWC. He worked as a carpenter, a mason, and an electrician. He worked for Quechan Tribe, B.I.A. Fire Suppression Crew, Quechan Irrigation Project, and KASAball Construction. Byron’s hobbies included baseball, boxing, woodwork, and dominoes. He enjoyed the company of his friends, and was known for making traditional gourds.
He leaves behind his brothers, Douglas, Norman and Gordon Osborne, his sisters, Caroljean Miguel, Rebecca Kelly, Deborah (Juan) Villicana, Dorinda IronCloud, Patricia Miguel, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Byron was preceded in death by his father, Addison Miguel, Sr.; mother, Lavina Kelly; brother Addison Miguel, Jr. and Eldon Miguel, Sr.; sister Coleen Miguel; uncles, Patrick Brown, Sr., Fritz E. Brown, Steve Kelly, Elvin Kelly, Patrick Miguel, Jr.; and aunts, Naomi Kelly, Junie Miguel, and Fidelia Miguel.
Pallbearers include Thomas IronCloud, John Villicana, Stephen Vicenti, Gabriel Massey, Daniel Ortega, Bryce Kelly, Ruben Ortega, Oscar Noriega, Eldon Miguel, Jacob Miguel, Milton Miguel and John Gastelum. Honorary pallbearers include Pat Brown, Woodrow Brown, Keeny Escalanti, Juan Villicana, Melvin Miguel, Mark Kelly, Dwayne Peck, Troy Vicenti, Larry Vicenti, and Alfred Tatro.
Services will be at St. Thomas on Wednesday, November 19, 2003 at 10:00, with Father Monahan officiating. Tribal cremation will take place on Thursday, November 20, at 5:00 a.m.
Mr. Danny Worth Miller
Mr. Danny Worth Miller, 66, passed away on November 13, 2003 in Yuma. He was born September 11, 1937 in Yuma.
Danny attended Yuma High School and also served in the National Guard. He retired after 22 years at YCSO, and 20 years with Pacific Theaters (Mesa Drive In). He also worked for the YPD and AWC police departments, and the US Marshall Service. Danny showed many movie rushes for motion pictures such as: Star Wars, Return of the Jedi, March or Die, and Rambo 3.
Danny is survived by his wife, Anna S. Miller, of Yuma; sons, Derron C. and Susan Miller of Yuma, and Del C. and Jennifer Miller of Prescott Valley, Arizona; sister Gayle and John Penney, of Yuma; and brother, James V. Miller of Yuma. He is also survived by four grandchildren.
Danny was preceded in death by his parents, Horace V. Miller and Madonna L. Miller.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 19, 2003 at 1:00pm at 1st Church of Nazarene, 1900 S. Ave A, with Reverend Doyle Williams and Pastor Sam Norris officiating. Danny’s final resting place will be at Desert Lawn.
George D. Ish
A wake for George D. Ish of Yuma will be 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Johnson Mortuary. Rosary will be at 7 p.m.
Born Sept. 13, 1919, in Chicago, he was a retired Army veteran.
A mass will take place 1 p.m. PST Nov. 21 at Holy Cross Mausoleum Chapel in San Diego. Burial will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery.
Johnson Mortuary is handling arrangements.
Frank L. Sandoval
Frank L. Sandoval, 73, of Yuma, died Nov. 10, 2003, at Yuma Regional Medical Center.
He was born June 11, 1930, in Hayden, and had been a school custodian. He was also an Army veteran.
A wake will take place 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Yuma Mortuary, with a rosary at 7 p.m.
Mass will be 10 a.m. Monday at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Burial will take place at Desert Lawn.
Yuma Mortuary & Crematory is handling arrangements.
Teddy R. Hardy
Teddy R. Hardy of Yuma died Nov. 12, 2003, at Yuma Regional Medical Center at 87.
He was born Jan. 18, 1916, in Hico, Texas, and was a retired assistant chief for the Yuma Fire Department.
Johnson Mortuary is handling arrangements, including private cremation.
Elmer Lee Thomas
Elmer Lee Thomas of Yuma died Nov. 13, 2003, at La Mesa Rehabilitation & Care Center at 91.
He was born April 6, 1912, in Cornhill, Texas, and had been a self-employed welder and machinist in Wellton.
Johnson Mortuary is handling a private cremation.
Jon Eric Waits
Jon Eric Waits, 53, died Nov. 10, 2003, at his Yuma home at age 53.
He was born Sept. 2, 1950, in Yuma and was a truck driver.
Johnson Mortuary is handling private cremation.
Aiyonah Le'NYCE Eversley Arellano
One-day-old Aiyonah Le'NYCE Eversley Arellano died Nov. 6, 2003, at Yuma Regional Medical Center.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Desert Lawn. Johnson Mortuary is handling arrangements.
Ted Hardy, 87, of Yuma passed away at YRMC. He was born January 18, 1916 in Hico, Texas to Maude Lee and C.B. Hardy Sr. The family moved to Yuma in October of 1918. He has roots throughout the Yuma Valley and graduated from Yuma Union High School in 1933. Ted married Jessie Ellis in June of 1937.
During WWII, he served in the Army, returning to Yuma after the war to work for the Railway Express. In 1948, Ted joined the first paid fire department for the city and retired as Assistant Fire Chief for the Yuma Fire Department in 1973. After retiring from the Fire Department, he was a bus driver for Yuma Union High School District until 1981.
Ted is survived by his wife, Jessie and daughters, Charlotte (Millard) Jones, and Lynn Newcomb, along with four grandchildren, Tracy and Scott Newcomb, Melissa (Ira) Hughes, and Jared (Adrieanna) Prickett.
He was preceded in death by his parents, C.B. and Maude; and brothers, Bunard, C.B. Jr., and James; and Son, Craig.
A private family memorial service will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to United Yuma Firefighters’ Association to help reinstate fire prevention programs in Yuma Public Schools. Donations should be mailed to: Steve Legras, YFD Public Information Officer, One City Plaza, PO Box 13013, Yuma, Az, 85366.
Lizzie Kelsey, 89, passed away on November 10, 2003 in Benton, Arkansas. She was born June 26, 1914 in Groesbeck, Texas.
Lizzie is survived by her sons, W.H. “Dub” Kelsey, Sr., of Yuma, and John (Virginia) Kelsey, of Tacoma, Washington; daughters, Janie (Jerry) Franks, of Yuma, Joyce (Jerry) Smith, of Decatur, Arkansas, and Glenda (Frank) Sullins, of Gentry, Arkansas; and sister, Ruby (Jim) St. Clair, of Quinlan, Texas.
She is survived by 16 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visitation will be held at Johnson Mortuary on Sunday, November 16, 2003 from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Funeral services will also be at Johnson Mortuary on Monday, November 17, 2003 at 10:00am. Steve Morgan will be officiating the service. Lizzie’s final resting place will be at Desert Lawn.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons.