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ARIZONA - Pima County - Obituaries 2002 - 3

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Thursday, 7 February 2008, at 7:57 p.m.

Francis Thomas "Frank" Alexander, 57, died June 12, 2002, in Virginia. He was a native of Ajo who served over twenty years in the Navy; after retiring he began as second career as a truck driver. He is survived by his wife, Peggy Alexander, and by other family members. Services were held in Virginia.

Mary B. Lunsford died June 25, 2002, in Tucson. She was born July 15, 1917, in upstate New York. She lived in Ajo for 42 years. She is survived by her sons and daughter and other family members. Services were private.

Oran M. Campbell, 92, died June 29, 2002, in Tucson. He was born April 16, 1910, in Texas, to Anna (Selna) and Howard Campbell. He served in the Air Force during World War II. He married Aileen Walls in 1949 in California. After he retired from working as a pipefitter, he and his wife moved to Ajo from California in 1975. He was preceded in death by his wife. He is surived by his son and daughters and other family members. Private services were planned.

Luis C. Malvido, 87, died at his home in Ajo on July 5, 2002. He was born June 20, 1915, in Altar, Sonora, Mexico, to Jose and Maria (Calzada) Malvido. He married Francisca Tapia. They came to Ajo from Mexico in 1960. He was a contractor, building and repairing homes. He was preceded in death by his wife. He is survived by his sons and daughters and other family members. Services were held in Ajo Calvary Baptist Church; burial was in the Ajo Cemetery.

Elizabeth Holloway McKay died in August 15, 2002, in Flagstaff. She was born in Georgia on April 29, 1913. She lived in Ajo most of her adult life, moving to Flagstaff two years ago. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Glenn McKay. She is survived by her sons and many other family members. Services were held August 18 in Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church in Ajo.

William Barles Arviso, 64, died July 29, 2002, in Casa Grande Regional Medical Center. he was born April 22, 1938, in Yuma, to Elena (Barles) and William G. Arviso. He was a lifetime resident of Arizona and served in the US Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. He was a heavy equipment operator. He is survived by his wife, Clara Mattia Arviso, by his sons and daughters, and by many other family members. Services were held at Glad Tiding Church in Casa Grande on August 3; burial was in the family plot in Ajo Cemetery.

Andrew H. Daniel, 73, died at his home in Chandler on July 9, 2002. He was born in Ajo on December 30, 1928, the son of Maria (Hoge) and Lauriano Daniel. He served in the Army during the Korean War. In 1955 he married Helen Gonzales in Ajo. He worked for Phelps Dodge for 37 years. After he retired as a personnel clerk, he and his wife moved to Chandler. He is survived by his wife, his son and daughter, and other family members. Mass was celebrated on July 12 in St. Benedict's Catholic Church in Chandler.

Josefita S. Alvarez, 73, died July 12, 2002, in Stanton, California. She was born January 22, 1929, in Mexico to Pablo and Concepcion Sotelo. She came to Ajo in 1946 and married Alejandro Alvarez in 1950. She was a homemaker and seamstress. She was preceded in death by her husband. She is survived by her son and other family members. Graveside services were conducted in the Ajo Cemetery by Father Issac on July 20.

Harriet Thomas Dittsworth, 84, died July 19, 2002, in Yakima, Washington. She was born August 2, 1917, in Menomonie, Wisconsin, to John & Emelia (Hawkinson) Mitlyng. She and her first husband, John Thomas, owned Columbia Basin Flag & Decorating in Yakima. After his death she began traveling, settling in Why where she married Emil Dittsworth. At the time of her death she was again residing in Yakima. She was preceded in death by both of her husbands; she is survived by her daughters and other family members. Graveside services were held in Yakima.

Cecil Garner Talboy, 86, died June 6, 2002, at his home in Why. He was born July 17, 1915, in Carlisle, Iowa, to Benjamin & Pansy (Hickle) Talboy. He moved to Why from Weiser in 1958 and married Mildred L. Byers in Sonoyta, Mexico, in 1972. He was a surveyor and later worked at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. He was an Army veteran. He is survived by his wife, his daughter, and other family members. Private services are planned.

Charles Camarillo, 68, died July 19, 2002, in Loma Linda, California. He was born November 16, 1933. in Brawley, California, to Julia (Sanchez Lozano) and Jose Degado Camarillo. He served in the Air Force. He lived in Ajo for many years, working for Phelps Dodge as a power plant engineer when he retired in 1984. He married Guadalupe Delatorre in 1955 in Ajo. In California he worked for the Teamsters Union. He is survived by his wife, sons, and many other family members. Mass was celebrated in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church; burial was in Ajo Cemetery.

Kristopher William Eggle, 28, a US Park Ranger, died in the line of duty on Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument near Ajo on Friday, August 9, 2002. He was born in Charlevoix, Michigan, on august 15, 1973, to Bonnie L. (Gee) and Robert Eggle. He grew up in Cadillac, Michigan. After attending the University of Michigan, he became a ranger for the National Park Service. He is survived by his parents, his grandparents, his sister, and by many other family members. Services were held in Ajo Calvary Baptist Church on August 12 and services were also planned for his hometown in Michigan where he will be buried.

David Andrew Camarillo, 42, died Wednesday, August 21, 2002, at his home in Ajo. He was born in Ajo on November 14, 1959, to Guadalupe (Delatorre) and Carlos Camarillo. He was a meat cutter and most recently worked for the public schools in maintenance and as a bus driver. He is survived by his wife Vicky, by his mother, his son and daughters, and many other family members. Services were held in the Full Gospel Fellowship Church on August 28; burial was in the Ajo Cemetery.

Frank Sanora, 75, died in Mesa on August 15, 2002. He was born in Ajo on August 11, 1927, to Carlotta (Corella) and Jose Sanora. He worked as a plumber for Phelps Dodge and later the University of Arizona. He is survived by his wife, Consuelo Castro Sanora, by his son and daughters, and many other family members.

Josephine Wertz, 75, died in Colorado on August 23, 2002. She was born December 15, 1926, in Tulsa Oklahoma, to Sylvia (Scanlon) and Arthur Price Bandy. She was a sheep and cattle rancher in Colorado before retiring in 1990. She was a winter resident of Ajo and a summer resident of Loveland, Colorado. She is survived by her daughters and other family members. Services will be held in Colorado on August 29.

Scott Lee McCandless, 35, died at his home in La Junta, Colorado, on August 22, 2002. He was born in Tucson on December 26, 1966, to Dan & Sharon McCandless who are now residents of Why. He worked in the retail furniture trade. He is survived by his parents, siblings, and many other family members. Services were held in Colorado on August 10.

Atanacia M. Castillo, 92, died August 29, 2002, in Tucson. She was born August 28, 1910, in Mexico to Macaria (Nogales) and Epigminio Melendrez. She came to Ajo in 1914 and married Remberto Castillo in 1928. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, two sons, and a daughter; she is survived by three sons and a daughter. Mass was celebrated in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church; burial was in the Ajo Cemetery.

Ray L. Price, 70, died August 30, 2002, in Washington. He was born March 9, 1932, in Anson, Texas, to Joe and Opha Lee Price. The family later moved to Ajo where he grew up. He was Navy veteran. He married Carolyn Homewood in Douglas in 1957. He was employed by Phelps Dodge and later owned gun shops in Sierra Vista and in Washington. Services were held in Washington.

Michelle S. Santiago, 38, died in Phoenix on August 20, 2002. She was born May 27, 1964, in San Jose, California, to Lilly and Dennis Stephens. She married Salvador O. Santiago in Maryland in 1990. She worked for American Express as a travel agent. She is survived by her husband and son and many other family members. Services were held in St. Simon and Jude Cathederal in Pheonix; burial was in the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Phoenix.

Maya Pineda, 68, died September 8, 2002, in Tucson. She was born march 8, 1934, in Germany to Magnus and Else Stever von Massenbach. She was first married to Maurice Chevalier and later to Roberto Pineda, who survives her. She moved to Ajo from Puerto Penasco 1988 and lived here until 1999. Before retiring, she worked as a teacher's aide in the Ajo elementary school. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her sons and daughter. Arrangements are pending.

Benjamin G. "Benny" Pino, 46, died September 18, 2002, in Phoenix. He was born in Ajo on May 4, 1956, to Bertha and Francisco C. Pino. He was a lifetime resident of Ajo and worked as a heavy equipment operator. He married Kayley Burchfield in 1996. He his survived by his wife, by his children and stepchildren, and other family members. Mass was celebrated in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on September 23.

John Robinson, 75, died May 24, 2002, in Phoenix. He was a resident of Ajo and Minnesota. He is survived by his wife, Betty Sorenson of Ajo and Minnesota, and by other family members. Memorial services were held in Ajo in May and in Roseau, Minnesota, in July.

Winston B. Wells, 70, died September 25, 2002, in Mesa. He was born in Douglas on April 1, 1932, the son of Agnes (Blalack) and Arthur B. Wills, and was brought to Ajo in 1935. He was an Army veteran. He married Ruth Christiansen in 1955. He worked for Phelps Dodge until 1984 when he retired as a shovel repair foreman. The couple moved to Chander in 2001. He is survived by his wife, his sons and daughters, and other family members. Services were held in Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church; burial was in Ajo Cemetery.

Wanda Williams, 74, died Monday, September 23, 2002. She was the daughter of Effie and William Sparkman. She grew up in Ajo and married Ray A. Williams in 1947. The couple have lived in Tempe for 43 years. She is survived by her husband, son, and many other family members. Services were held in Tempe.

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