Richard A. Copeland, Sr.
Richard A. Copeland, Sr., 68, of Apache Junction, Arizona passed away January 4, 2001. Mr. Copeland, Sr., a law enforcement officer, born in Rochester, New York, is survived by his wife Wanda and his sister Bonnie Englert. Apache Junction Mortuary handled all arrangements.
Helen Elizabeth Cruthers
Helen Elizabeth Cruthers, 88, of Mesa, Arizona passed away January 6, 2001. Ms. Cruthers, A homemaker born in Oshalata, Oklahoma, is survived by her daughter Madeline C. Sievert, her sister Frances Sturm, 6 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. All donations in memory of should be sent to Make a Wish Foundation, 1624 E. Meadowbrook Ave., Phoenix, Az 85016. Bunker's Desert View Chapel handled all arrangements.
Gerald A. Heimlich
Gerald A. Heimlich, 55, of Mesa, Arizona, passed away December 31, 2000. Mr. Heimlich, a disabled veteran of the U.S. Navy, born in San Francisco, California, is survived by his brother Gary Heimlich. Bunker's Desert View Chapel handled all arrangements.
Richard E. Johnston
Richard E. Johnston, 85, of Apache Junction, Arizona, passed away January 3, 2001. Mr. Johnston, an Electrical Engineer and a WWII Army Veteran, born in Elizabeth, Colorado, is survived by his wife Bettie, his daughter Brucelyn Hall, his sister Virginia Weeks, his brother Clarence, many nieces and nephews, 2 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. Apache Junction Mortuary handled all arrangements.
Wallace B. Kuehl
Wallace B. Keuhl, 78, passed away January 9, 2001. Mr. Kuehl, an accountant and WWII Army Veteran, was born in Glydon, Minnesota.
Survivors include his wife Mary, daughters Catherine Jayne, Marie Criswell, Dorathea Potter, Jean Kiehm and Greta Kuehl, son Frederic, sister Esther Bartholomaus, brother Harris and 13 grandchildren. Apache Junction Mortuary handled the arrangements.
Lucille L. Quincey
Lucille L. Quincey, 84, of Apache Junction passed away January 8, 2001. Mrs. Quincey, a homemaker from Rochester, New York is survived by her daughter Patricia Hurd, sons James and John 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Apache Junction Mortuary handled all arrangements.
Alvin H. Schmidt
Alvin H. Schmidt, 80, of Apache Junction and Cascade, WI, passed away January 7, 2001. Mr. Schmidt, a livestock truckdriver, born in Osceola Township, WI, is survived by his wife Mildred, his son Lee, 2 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Apache Junction Mortuary handled all arrangements.
Harold H. Hughes 1939-2001
Harold H. Hughes, of Mesa, Arizona, passed away January 14, 2001. Mr. Hughes was born March 1, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, and gave forty years of service to General Motors. He is loved and will be dearly missed by his wife Lorraine, daughter Lynn Brown and her husband Ken, daughter Karen O'Donnell and her husband Dennis, son Dean Radak and his wife Trisha, brother Chuck, sisters Dee Dee and Colleen and grandchildren Tyler and Austin Brown, Amanda, Denny, Brooke and Chelsea O'Donnell and Shandi Henson.
Mrs. Grace Bailey
Mrs. Grace Bailey, 81, of Queen Creek, Arizona, passed away January 11, 2001. Mrs. Bailey, a homemaker born in Edna, Texas, is survived by her husband Guy, her stepdaughter Nancy Catterton, her stepsons Terry Lee, Timothy M. and Tony William Bailey, 13 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Mountain View Mortuary handled all arrangements.
Shirley Bernice Bernham
Shirley Bernice Bernham, 64, of Apache Junction (6 mo.) and Jal, New Mexico (6 mo.) passed away January 17, 2001. Mrs. Bernham, a Postal Worker with the U.S. Postal Service, born in Covert, Michigan, is survived by her husband Robert, daughter Debora Moreno, son Raymond Dale Bernham, sisters Jean Connell, Wanda Story and Dorothy Brooks, brothers John, Richard, Robert, Harold and Frank Brooks, 3 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Bunker's Desert View handled all arrangements.
Forrest W. Crouse
Forrest W. Crouse, 74, of Apache Junction passed away January 16, 2001. Mr. Crouse, a carpenter and veteran of the Army in WWII, born in Burden, Kansas, is survived by his wife Mary M. Crouse, daughter Linda Holtsman, son Larry Dorman, 5 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Bunker's Desert View handled all arrangements
Walter Sherman Currier
Walter Sherman Currier, 77, an Apache Junction resident for 15 years, passed away on January 11, 2001 in Apache Junction. He was a Union Pacific Railroad engineer for 42 years in Seattle and a WWII Veteran, serving with the Railroad Operating Battalion in India. Survivors include his wife Angeline, son Dr. William Currier, daughter-in-law Gail and three grandchildren, Reid, Emily and Kate Currier of Shelburne, Vermont. Mountain View Mortuary handled all arrangements. Memorials from Sundance Park and friends will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association.
Savannah Lynne Foarde
(Infant) Savannah Lynne Foarde, of Apache Junction, passed away January 10, 2001. Savannah, an infant child born in Mesa, is survived by her parents Jacob Foarde and April Burton, her brother Skyler, her grandparents Kerry Johnson, Debbie Hayes, and John and Sherri Foarde, her great-grandparents William and Lorena K. Hayes, Dan and Charlotte Stidd, Barbara Johnson and Magaret Schultz, and her great-great-grandparents Jack and Hollis Weaver. Mountain View Mortuary handled all arrangements.
Donald E. Glenney
Donald E. Glenney, 89, of Mesa passed away January 15, 2001. Mr. Glenney, an Army Athletic Director involved in WWII and Korean War, born in Union, Iowa, is survived by many nieces and nephews, his brothers Neil and Merle. Apache Junction Mortuary handled all arrangements.
Cherry Anne Mitchell
Transition from the earthly plane took place on January 6, 2001 for Cherry Anne Beeler-Mitchell. She lived 50 years; 20 years in Visalia, CA. She is survived by her partner of 25 years, Christie Beeler-Mitchell, her parents, John and Mable Mitchell and her brother, Raymond and his family. She was a graduate of L.A. Valley College where she earned her A.S. Degree along with her registered nurse license. Later, she was to pursue a different course as she became a Certified Financial Planner and opened her own business, Prosperity Planning Services in Visalia. She loved to travel. With her partner, she visited many states, Mexico, England, France, the Caribbean Islands, Venezuela and the Mediterranean. She gave much thought to spirituality and felt her purpose on Earth was to learn. Those who love her, however, will always tend to think of her as a teacher. She wanted others to know that her life was shortened by Ovarian Cancer. As an RN, she urges all women to educate themselves about this disease and get a simple blood test (CA 125) along with their pap smear and mammogram each year. Remembrances may be made to Hospice, A.C.L.U. or California Feline Adoption Foundation, 550 Van Ness Ave., Fresno, CA 93728.
Margaret Laverne Rohrer
Margaret Laverne Rohrer, 75, of Mesa passed away January 15, 2001. Mrs. Rohrer, a homemaker , born in Caledonia, MI, is survived by her husband Linden, her sons Terence and Ronald Rohrer, her sisters May Jones, Mildred Rosser and Melva Oakley, 2 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Bunker's Desert View handled all arrangements.
Mildred M. Tennant
Mildred M. Tennant, 77, of Apache Junction passed away January 16, 2001. Mrs. Tennant, a school bus driver born in Muskegon, MI, is survived by her husband Harold, her daughters Sandra Shugran and Jacklyn Benninger, her son Thomas, her sister Marjorie Harris, 5 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Apache Junction Mortuary handled all arrangements.
Marvin H. Bantell, Sr.
Marvin H. Bantell, Sr., 92, of Apache Junction, passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2001. Mr. Bantell, a transportation manager from Cincinnati, Ohio, is survived by his wife Tencie Lee, daughters Susan Vonder Meulen and Sherrie Homeier, son Marvin H. Bantell, Jr., 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Apache Junction Mortuary handled all arrangements.
Edith Louise Clinkingbeard
Edith Louise Clinkingbeard, 72, passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2001 at Louisville Hospital in Louisville, CO. Edith was born August 21, 1929 in Homer Township, which is southeast of Jamestown, ND. She was the daughter of Henry and Clara (Curtis) Smith. She grew up and attended school in Jamestown, ND. She married Leroy Clinkingbeard at Aberdeen SD in 1946. They lived in Jamestown for awhile, where she worked as a lunchroom supervisor at Washington School. They moved to Fergus Falls, MN and then to Milbank, SD, where she worked at the Ben Franklin Store for several years. They later moved to Apache Junction, AZ, after her husband retired from Ottertail Power Company. They then moved to Lafayette, CO. She enjoyed going to Flee Markets, crafts and traveling. Edith is survived by her husband, Leroy, daughters, Colleen (Dennis) Fode, of Billings, MT and Debra (Tom) Foster, of Fort Lupton, CO, son Rick Clinkingbeard, of Boulder, CO; two sisters, Frances (Leonard ) Rude and Irene Demaray, both of Jamestown, ND, brother, Robert (Barbara) Smith of Apache Junction, AZ, 11 grandchildren, 2 nieces and 2 nephews. She was precede in death by her parents, brother Fred, sister LaVern, daughter Pamela Davis and one nephew. Graveside Memorial Service will be held in May at Highland Home Cemetery in Jamestown, ND. Memorials to the American Cancer Society.
Claire M. Folks
Claire M. Folks, 78, of Apache Junction passed away Saturday, January 20, 2001. Claire M. Folks, a homemaker from Baltimore, Maryland, is survived by her daughters Bertha M. Allen, Claire Dix, Rose J. Rak and Doris Henderson, her sons Robert, John C. and Leroy Folks, and numerous grand, great and great-great grandchildren. Apache Junction Mortuary handled all arrangements.
Clara Kuchta, 84, of Apache Junction passed away Thursday, January 18, 2001. Mrs. Kuchta, a homemaker from Chicago, Illinois, is survived by her husband Joseph, her daughters Joan Krucki and Elaine Seamon, her sons Theodore Muth and Don Kuchta, her sister-in-law Lucille Kuchta, 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Apache Junction Mortuary handled all arrangements.