David Berkeley Babbitt

David Berkeley Babbitt died Wednesday March 14, 2001, in Lake Havasu City.

He was 73.


Babbitt was born Dec.

23, 1927, in Phoenix.

A member of a pioneer Arizona family, grandson of David Babbitt IV, one of the founders of the Babbitt Brothers empire, and son of David Babbitt V, Mr.

Babbitt carried on the family tradition of public service in Arizona.

He moved to Parker in 1937.

He attended high school in Parker and Phoenix, where he graduated.

He attended Texas A&M University for two years and then transferred to the University of Arizona where he graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in business administration in 1949.

After a brief stint selling insurance, Mr.

Babbitt accepted a position with the C.A.A.

on Annette Island in southern Alaska where he spent two years.

He then enlisted in the U.S.

Air Force, serving until 1953 when he was transferred to the U.S.

Coast Guard and immediately went from enlisted man to Ensign.

He served as officer on the U.S.

Coast Guard cutter Androscoggin, stationed off Miami Beach, Fla.

After release from the Coast Guard, Lt.


Babbitt successfully ran for the Arizona State Legislature from Yuma County where, at age 26, he was the youngest representative elected to date.

After serving his constituents for two years, Mr.

Babbitt returned to Parker, where he owned and operated a variety store, convenience store and Babbitt Realty.

In 1970 he returned to the University of Arizona to attend law school.

He was admitted to the Bar in 1972 and moved back to Parker to establish a private practice.

He moved to Lake Havasu City in 1973 and established a private practice there.

He was elected Mohave County Attorney in 1977, and re-elected in 1979.

He then returned to private practice until 1985 when he was appointed city magistrate and assumed the duties of Justice of the Peace.

After twice being reelected to the position, Mr.

Babbitt resigned citing health concerns.

An Eagle Scout in his youth, Mr.

Babbitt was a life-long supporter and participant in the Boy Scouts of America.

He was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity, the Rotary Club, Elks Club, VFW, Republican Men's Club, Lake Havasu Republic Forum, associate member of the London Bridge Republican Women's Club, and an appointee to the Judicial Ethics Committee of Arizona.


Babbitt is survived by: his wife Elizabeth; three sons, David Babbitt VII, Scott Babbitt and Michael Babbitt; one daughter, Suzy Caruth; four grandsons; five granddaughters; one sister, Patricia Hester of Phoenix; and one aunt.

One daughter, Heather, preceded him in death.

Services will be held at 11 a.m.

on Saturday March 24, 2001, at Lakeview Community Church in Lake Havasu.

Private burial services will be held in Parker.

Memorial donations may be made to the David Berkeley Babbitt Law Scholarship, attn: James E.

Rogers, Law Center, University of Arizona, P.O.

Box 210176, Tucson Ariz.

85775-2101, or to Havasu Hospice, P.O.

Box 597, Lake Havasu City, Ariz.


Merle B.


Merle B.

Schisler, a Golden Valley resident, died Tuesday March 20, 2001, in Kingman.

He was 70.


Schisler was born Sept.

19, 1930 in Mansfield, Ohio.

He moved to Mohave County 16 years ago from Glendale.

He worked in the trucking industry and was a member of the American Legion.


Schisler served in the U.S.

Navy during the Korean War.


Schisler is survived by: wife Dorothy L.

Schisler of Golden Valley; one sister, Jean Rice of Glenmont, Ohio; three daughters, Cindy Schisler of Grear, Ohio, Juanita Henize of Hamersville, Ohio, and Mary Imhoff of Ontario, Ohio; two sons, Leroy Schisler of Ohio, and James William of Bullhead City; 17 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 3 p.m.

on Saturday March 24, 2001, at Golden Valley Baptist Church.

James M.


James M.

"Jim" King, a Golden Valley resident, died Tuesday March 20, 2001, in Kingman.

He was 68.


King was born April 25, 1932, in Springville, Ala.

He was self-employed in the steam cleaning business.


King was a member of First United Methodist in Springville, Ala., and Better Breathers Club in Kingman.

He moved to Golden Valley from Colorado.


King is survived by: wife Carolyn (Monheiser) King of Golden Valley; one daughter, Rhonda Chapman of Kingman; two sons, Buddy King of Lake Havasu City, and Rueben King of Colorado Springs, Colo.; mother Esther King of Springville, Ala.; one brother, Neil King of Springville, Ala.; and three grandchildren.

His father, W.R.

King, preceded him in death.

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

Friday March 23, 2001, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home.

Sutton Crematory will handle cremation.