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ARIZONA - Pima County - Obituaries 2002 - 2

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Thursday, 7 February 2008, at 7:56 p.m.

George L. Pohle, 72, died March 21, 2002, in Portland, Oregon. He was born January 31, 1930, in Lemay, Missouri. He was a Navy veteran. He was a lithographer. He and his wife lived in La Pine, Oregon, and spent winters in Ajo. Services were held in Oregon.

Salomon E. Ramirez, 66, died April 13, 2002, in Peoria. He was born November 30, 1935, in Clarkdale, to Carmen (Eredia) and Salomon L. Ramirez. He moved to Ajo from Clarkdale in 1950 and lived here the rest of his life. He married Cecilia Molina on August 22, 1959. He worked for Phelps Dodge for many years as an equipment operator in the smelter. He is survived by his wife, by his sons and daughters, and many other family members. Services were held in the Full Gospel Fellowship Church on April 18; burial was in the Ajo Cemetery.

Olive Jean Hammett-Morales, 68, died Thursday, April 4, 2002, in Tucson. She was born April 8, 1933, in Pennsylvania to Zelda Mae (Bonzo) and William Kenneth Kelsey. She served in the US Air Force during the Korean conflict. She worked as a teacher and also as a licensed practical nurse. She and her first husband, John M. Hammett, raised a family together. After being widowed she married Larry Morales of Ajo. She is survived by her husband, by her son and daughter, and by many other family members. Services were held in New Mexico where she was buried next to her first husband in the Santa Fe National Cemetery.

Mary Allison-Owens, 48, died April 4, 2002, in Tucson. She was born July 8, 1953, in Theba, to Betty Marquez and Ambrose Manuel. She came to Ajo as a toddler and grew up here. She left Ajo in 1989 and was living in Tucson at the time of her death. She married James Owens in Tucson in 1994. She is survived by her husband, her sister, and her nieces and nephews. Services were held in the Douglass Funeral Home; burial was in the Ajo Cemetery.

Ofelia M. Robles, 82, died in Phoenix on April 24, 2002. She was born in Caborca, Sonora, Mexico, on January 19, 1920, to Antonio and Manuela Miranda. She came to Ajo in 1952 and lived here the rest of her life. A homemaker, she also worked for Phelps Dodge at one time, serving as manager of the women's dormitory. She and her husband Arcadio Robles raised a large family together. She was preceded in death by her husband; she is survived by her sons and daughters and many other family members. Mass was celebrated in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church; burial was next to her husband in Ajo Cemetery.

Concepcion "Concha" Lopez, 90, died May 3, 2002, in Mesa. She was born May 14, 1911, in Pitiquito, Sonora, Mexico, to Dolores (Ortega) and Jose Maria Fonseca. She came to Ajo in 1920 and married Benito "Benny" Lopez in 1932. After the death of her husband in 1999, she moved to Gilbert. She is survived by her sons and daughter and by many other family members. Mass was recited in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Burial was next to her husband in Ajo Cemetery.

Marcus Sylvester Childs, 62, died May 12, 2002, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was born on May 16, 1939, to Amelia (Marquez) and John Childs. He lived in Ajo until moving to Los Angeles. He married Gloria Flores on September 10, 1995, in Las Vegas. He was a musician and a truck driver. He is survived by his wife, sons, stepchildren, and many other family members. Services were held in Douglass Funeral Home; burial was in Childs Cemetery at Ten Mile Ranch.

Marion Isobel Morton, 76, died May 12, 2002, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She was born November 21, 1925, in Verdun, Quebec, Canada, to Mary Ann (Reed) and Norman Bean. A resident of Cayley, Alberta, Canada, she and her husband John bought a winter home in Ajo in 1991. She is survived by her husband, daughters, and many other family members. Funeral services were held in Canada.

Dina Fejarang, 20, died May 26., 2002, in an accident in Puerto Peņasco, Mexico. She was born December 19, 1981, in Guam, the daughter of Carol (Pacheco) and Peter Paul Fejarang. She came to Ajo from California as a toddler in 1984 and grew up here. She was preparing to enter Apollo College. She is survived by many family members. Mass was celebrated in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on June 1; burial was in the Ajo Cemetery.

Bill J. Powers, 80, died May 14, 2002, in Scottsdale. He was born September 7, 1921, in Tacoma, Washington, to Kathryn (Hazeltine) and William H. Powers. He served in the US Marine Corps for fifteen years and then entered civil service, retiring in 1982. He married Marvella Olsen McBride in 1983. For the past nine years they have had a winter home in Ajo and a summer home in Washington. He is survived by his wife, by his children from a previous marriage, and other family members. A memorial service will be held in Washington.

Ailene Campbell, 86, died June 2, 2002, at her home in Ajo. She was born February 10, 1916, in Searcy, Arkansas, to Maudie (Neal) and Henry Walls. She married Oran Campbell in California in 1949. They moved to Ajo in 1975. She is survived by her husband and many family members. Private services are being planned.

Albert H. "Al" Fenn, 81, died April 26, 2002, in Tucson. He was born June 29, 1920, in Lubbock, Texas, to Robert & Winnie Fenn. A locksmith, he came to Ajo from Quartzite in 1992 and soon established himself as the community's "key man". He is survived by his companion, Gladys Anderson of Ajo, by his former wife, and by his children. Memorial services were held at the Veterans Administration.

Sianna Charley, 62, died June 6, 2002, in Mesa. she was born on October 14, 1939, in Goodyear Village. She was an education program coordinator. She is survived by her sons, daughters, and other family members. Funeral services were held in Gila Crossing on June 14 with burial in Snaketown Cemetery. Memorial services were held in Ajo on June 17 at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church.

Eufemia Patino, 92, died June 9, 2002, in Phoenix. She was born March 20, 1910, in Jarapitio, Guanajuato, Mexico, to Calletane and Antonio Calderon. She came to Ajo in 1923 and married Juan Patino in 1939. She lived here until moving to Phoenix in 1988. She was preceded in death by her husband; she is survived by her sons and daughters and many other family members. Serivces were held June 14 in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church; burial was next to her husband in Ajo Cemetery.

Mary Ella Johnson died June 11, 2002, in a Las Vegas, Nevada, hospice. She worked in telecommunications for 45 years, the last five with Table Top Telephone. She is survived by her sons, daughter, and other family members. Her ashes will be spread in Utah.

Ella Mae Oglesby, 82, died June 16, 2002, in Safford. she was born march 22, 1920, in Quinton, Oklahoma, to Ann (Hendrix) and Bert Lollis. she came to Ajo in 1936 and married Everette Oglesby in 1953. she left Ajo in June 1993 when she moved to Safford. She was preceded in death by her husband. She is survived by her son, step sons and stepdaughters, and many other family members. Graveside services were held in the Ajo Cemetery.

Martha Mohon, 80, died June 17, 2002, in Santa Clara, New Mexico. she was born December 24, 1921, in Emmett, Arkansas, to Phlander and Etta (Stewart) Cromer. She married George Mohon on December 16, 1939, in Arkansas. The couple moved to Ajo in 1952. She worked for several years as a clerk at Shoppers Market and Ajo Variety Store. She was preceded in death by her husband. She is survived by her sons, her daughter, and many other family members. Graveside services were held in the Ajo Cemetery.

Norma Carrera Garcia died at her home in Mesa. She was born in Ajo in 1941. She taught at Tempe and Marcos de Niza High Schools from 1967 to 2002. She is survived by her husband, Miguel A. Garcia, by her daughters, and by many other family members.

Charlotte Lewis McNeilis, 82, died June 18, 2002, in Tucson. She was born December 15, 1919, in Anaconda, Montana, to Elizabeth (Dunn) and Evan Garrett Lewis. She lived in Ajo for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis McNeilis, and her son Chuck Ren. She is survived by her sons and daughter, he stepson, and other family members. A memorial service was held in Tucson.

Charlotte Hopper, 91, died June 12, 2002, in Portland, Oregon. A teacher, she taught in Ajo before moving to Tucson where she join the faculty of Tucson High School. She retired in 1976. No service information was available.

Charles William "Chuck" Rasmussen, 88, died Friday, June 21, 2002, at Hot Shot Tank south of Ajo. He was born August 9, 1913, on his family's homestead near Tatum, New Mexico, to Beulah (Hodge) and George William Rasmussen. He came to Arizona in 1925. He married Ruth Irene Roberts in Phoenix on June 21, 1935. They moved to Ajo in 1941. Mr. Rasmussen was the Ajo Improvement Company manager for many years. He was also a rancher, a historian, and very active in community affairs. He was preceded in death by his wife and a son. He is survived by his son and daughters and many other family members. Services were held in the Ajo Federated Church with burial in the family plot in the Ajo Cemetery.

Vivian Seaberg, 87, died April 2, 2002, in Issaquah, Washington. She was born September 9, 1914, in Douglas. She married E.T. "Swede" Seaberg in 1939. The couple lived in Ajo for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband and daughter. She is survived by her grandchildren and other family members.

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