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3/16/01

Thomas A.

Todd

Thomas A.

Todd, a former Kingman resident, died Sunday Feb.

11, 2001, in Miami, Fla.

He was 54.

Mr.

Todd was born Sept.

3, 1946.

He was graduated from Ladoga High School in Ladoga, Ind., in 1964, from Indiana State University in 1968 and received his masters in social science at Bemidji State University, Bemidji, Minn., in 1981.

Mr.

Todd served in the U.S.

Air Force for four years, stationed in Germany7.

Upon his discharge in 1972, he attended police academy in Clearwater, Fla., becoming a patrolman.

In January of 1974, he married Nancy R.

Meister of Largo, Fla.

He served as chief of police in Dade City, Fla., and served on the police force of American Falls, Idaho, and a security force in Lake Havasu City.

Mr.

Todd lived in Kingman and taught criminal justice at Mohave Community College from 1985-1990.

His teaching career also took him to Clinton Community College in New York, Glenville State College in West Virginia, and Indian Hills College in Iowa.

After retiring from teaching, he and his wife worked for lodging concessions at the Grand Canyon, Grand Teton Mountains and Everglade National Park.

He was recently employed as chief of safety at Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Fla.

Mr.

Todd is survived by: his parents, Homer and Marylin Todd of Brazil, Ind.; his wife, Nancy R.

(Meister) Todd of Key Largo, Fla.; one sister, Julie Houston of Brazil, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m.

on Sunday, March 18, 2001, at the Ladoga (Fla.) Presbyterian Church.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Jeremiah Curran

Jeremiah Curran died Tuesday March 31, 2001, in Kingman.

He was 71.

Mr.

Curran was born Sept.

25, 1929, in Scotland.

He moved to Kingman from California.

Mr.

Curran worked as a carpenter in the housing industry.

He was a member of Saint Mary's Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and Carpenters Union No.

803.

Mr.

Curran is survived by: his wife, Geraldine (Rioux) Curran of Kingman; four daughters, Maureen Penry of Bullhead City, Wendy Hathaway of Palm Desert, Calif., Kathleen Curran of Hemet, Calif., and Kathy Lagor of Costa Mesa, Calif.; six sons, Jerry Curran, Santa Ana, Calif., John Curran of Garden Grove, Calif., Mike Lagor of Golden Valley, Steven Lagor of Corona, Calif., Michael Curran of Laguna Hills, Calif., and Mark Lagor of Las Vegas, Nev.; two sisters, Margaret Sarrino of Montreal, Canada, and Eileen Phroda of Hudson, Canada; 36 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; 11 nieces; and six nephews.

His first wife Catherine preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m.

on Monday, March 19, 2001, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home; Father James Alling will officiate.

Burial will be in Good Shepherd Cemetery in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Edna Mae Butler

Longtime Kingman resident Edna Mae Butler died March 14, 2001, in Cedar City, Utah.

She was 74.

Mrs.

Butler was born Feb.

17, 1927 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada to Frank and Emma Burton.

She was one of 12 children.

Mrs.

Butler was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Soroptimist Club.

She and her husband Elmer developed several businesses and other buildings throughout Arizona and Utah.

Together they developed the Greater Kingman Addition, Highway 66 Business, the New Kingman Addition, College Heights and Kingman Camelback subdivisions.

The subdivisions later provided residences for thousands of people.

Mrs.

Butler is survived by her husband; two children, Jimmie and Marilyn; one stepson, Leroy; one sister, Ann Marie; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to a favorite charity.

Mary Lou Bradshaw

Mary Lou Bradshaw died Monday March 12, 2001, in Kingman.

She was 78.

Mrs.

Bradshaw was born in Wilson, Okla.

She moved to Kingman from Sacramento, Calif., in the 1980s.

Mrs.

Bradshaw owned and operated the Golden Valley Sweet Shop.

Mrs.

Bradshaw is survived by: three sisters, Wanda Herman, Gladys Farney and LaVern Hampton, all of Kingman; one brother, Clifford Faulkner of Phoenix; and many nieces and nephews.

Her husband Cecil Bradshaw preceded her in death.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m.

on Tuesday March 20, 2001, at First Pentecostal Church of God, 4087 Eagle Drive.

Reverend Owen Shultz will officiate.