Iris Mae Rucker Smith

Iris Mae Rucker Smith, a Tempe resident formerly of Kingman, died Monday May 14, 2001, in Mesa.

She was 75.


Smith was born May 31, 1925, in Barstow, Calif.

She lived in Kingman for 15 years, moving here from Las Vegas, Nev.

She graduated from Kingman High School in 1943.

She married her husband of 57 years, Peter Smith, when he was stationed at Kingman Air Force Base.

She was a homemaker and a gourmet cook.


Smith is survived by: her husband, Peter Smith of Tempe; one daughter, Christine Steward of Chandler; two sons, Michael Smith and Peter Smith Jr., both of Tempe; two brothers, Raymond Rucker and Ellis Rucker, both of Kingman; two sisters, Patsy Warren of Mesa, and Zena Boylau of Santa Fe, N.M; and five grandchildren.

Services were held May 18, 2001, at St.

Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church in Chandler.

William R.


William R.

Matthews of Meadview died Saturday March 23, 2001.

He was 64.


Matthews was born July 14, 1938, in Missouri.

He moved to Mohave County 18 years ago from West Virginia.

He served in the U.S.

Navy in Vietnam.


Matthews is survived by: his wife, Rose Matthews of Kingman; three daughters, Valicia Carey of Kingman, Tonya Crabtree of Oregon and ReJena Wenciker of Texas; one son, Jesse Wenciker of Kingman; and ten grandchildren.

Services will be held at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday June 14, 2001, at Praise Chapel.

Evelyn Casman Rubenhagen

Evelyn Casman Rubenhagen, a longtime Kingman resident, died Thursday June 7, 2001, in North Carolina.

She was 81.

A native of Buncombe County, N.C., Mrs.

Rubenhagen was the daughter of the late Henry and Margaret Ward Casman.


Rubenhagen is survived by: her husband, Edward Rubenhagen; two sons Richard Cutshaw of Michigan and Curtis Cutshaw of Kingman; two daughters, Darlene Kemp of Michigan and Rhonda Grassie of Weaverville, N.C.; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services were held June 10, 2001, in North Carolina at the Anderson-Rice Funeral Home.

Gene A.


Gene A.

Anderson died Sunday June 10, 2001, in Kingman.

He was 76.


Anderson was born March 23, 1925, in Jefferson, Iowa.

He moved to Kingman 21 years ago from New Mexico.


Anderson served in the U.S.

Navy during World War II and in the Korean War and worked as in high school research and development.


Anderson is survived by: his wife, Goldie Anderson of Kingman; three sons, David Anderson of Alaska, Robert Anderson of California, and Thomas Anderson of Kingman; one daughter, Donna Anderson of New Mexico; one brother, Royal Anderson of Iowa; three sisters, Nadine and Beverly of Iowa, and Darlene of Scottsdale; and six granddaughters.

No services are planned.

Sutton Memorial Funeral Home made arrangements.

Irwin G.


Irwin G.

Herridge died Monday June 11, 2001, in Kingman.

He was 75.


Herridge was born April 8, 1926, in Kingman and lived here all his life.

He worked for 30 years with Ford Proving Grounds in Yucca.


Herridge was awarded a Purple Heart for his service in the U.S.

Army during World War II.

He was a member of the Elks, American Legion, Mohave County Search & Rescue, Mohave County Cattlemens' Association and St.

Johns United Methodist Church.


Herridge is survived by: his wife, Mary Lou of Kingman; three daughters, Linda Merina of Phoenix, Starr Herridge of Flagstaff and Tammy Baber of Grand Junction, Colo.; mother Mittie Herridge of Kingman; one sister, Lenora Odle of Crawford, Colo.; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Darleen; one brother, Martin Herridge; and one grandson, Angel Baber.

Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m.

Friday June 15, 2001, at St.

Johns United Methodist Church.

Services will follow at 2 p.m.

at the same location.

Burial at Mountain View Cemetery will follow services.