November 2004

November 2004

Robert G. Byard

Robert “Bob” G. Byard, formerly of Kingman, died Oct. 27, 2004, in Kingman.

He was born Sept. 24, 1936, in Truman, Ark. He was an Army veteran and a retired mechanic who lived in Mohave County for 30 years after moving from California. Bob enjoyed camping, traveling and fishing. He was a true outdoorsman.

He is survived by his wife, Louise Byard of Ravenden, Ark.; two daughters, Cheryl Batchelder and her husband Daryl of Kingman and Tina Harris and her husband Mitch of Prescott Valley; a son, Robert Byard of Kingman; five granddaughters, Amanda Lange and her husband Jeremy of Henderson, Nev., and Corbyn Batchelder, Alyssa Batchelder, Morgan Tucker and Whitney Tucker, all of Kingman; grandsons, Justin Tucker of Prescott Valley and Nick Byard of Kingman; great-grandson, Tyler Lange of Henderson; three stepchildren, Brandy Porter of Arkansas and Scott and Samantha Porter, both of California; and stepgrandsons, Charles, Zachary and Raymond Porter, all of Arkansas. He also is survived by many other loving family members.

Graveside services will be held at 10:40 a.m. Nevada time Friday, Nov. 5, at the Southern Nevada Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City.

Harrison C. Lucas

Harrison C. Lucas, 93, of Kingman died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2004, in Kingman. He was born March 13, 1911, in Missoula, Mont.

Sutton Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. His remains will be cremated.

Leroy M. Castillo

Leroy Manuel Castillo, 54, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2004, at his home in Kingman.

Mr. Castillo was born Sept. 13, 1950, in Bernalillo, N.M. He came to Mohave County 16 years ago from Los Angeles.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Castillo of Kingman; sons, Jimbob Castillo of Kingman, and Robert, Richard and Tony Castillo, all of California; sisters, Francis and Mary, both of Kingman, Irene of Phoenix and Nancy of Albuquerque; brothers, Tony and Richard, both of Kingman, Raymond of Bernalillo and Joseph, George and Ronnie, all of Phoenix; and three grandchildren.

A service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, at Desert View Funeral Chapel, 2215 E. Northern Ave., Kingman. Burial will be Friday, Nov. 5, in Victorville, Calif.

Daniel C. Stalcup

Daniel Clay Stalcup passed away Thursday, Oct. 21, 2004, of cancer due to exposure.

He served honorably in the Vietnam War. He was an artist, a baker and a gentle person.

He is survived by his lady love, Janet Bradley; daughter, Rachel Hubeny; mother to his daughter, Julie Hubeny; brothers, Loren and Teru Stalcup; and sisters, Kerry Striano, Madelyn Elliot and Julia Stalcup.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jeannie and Lyle Stalcup, and his sister, Lyla Stalcup.

Jerry T. Johnston

Jerry Thomas Johnston of Kingman passed away Saturday, Oct. 30, 2004, at Kingman Regional Medical Center.

Jerry was born Feb. 7, 1937, in Casa Grande, Ariz. He was a lifelong resident of Arizona.

Jerry retired from the Arizona Department of Transportation. He worked for the highway division for 28 years.

Jerry has now gone to join his parents and three brothers who preceded him in death.

Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Pat Johnston of Kingman; son, Ned Johnston of Kingman; daughters, Donna Wnek of Virginia, Vicky Hagler of Mississippi and Lisa Lambert of Kingman; brother, Pete Johnston of Fredonia, Ariz.; and five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Stanley Keith Wentzell

Wentzell, Stanley Keith passed on to be with the Lord on Friday, October 29, 2004. Keith was born in Boston Massachusetts on Sept. 9, 1927, to Roy & Elmira "Tommy" Wentzell. A lifelong Red Sox fan, as a youth Keith had the opportunity on several occasions to practice with Ted Williams. Keith was active in the Boy Scouts, and he earned the rank of Eagle Scout. At age17, with WWII still raging, Keith had his parents sign approval for him to join the Marines. Fortunately, WWII ended while he was in boot camp, and Keith served as a guard in Portsmouth Naval Prison in New Hampshire. Following his discharge from the Marines in the late 1940s, Keith moved to Los Angeles, California where he met and married Earlene Lee Hicks on Aug. 12, 1950. Around this time, he began a career with John Hancock Life Insurance, which was the source or many lifelong friendships. In 1950, the Korean War started and Keith, who had been in the reserves, was shipped to Korea. He earned the rank of Marine Sergeant and by the grace of God was returned safely home to start his family with Earlene and have a son, Kirk Lee Wentzell. As a family man, Keith worked hard and played hard. His home was filled with little league baseball players, basset hounds, horses and a menagerie of other assorted animals. Keith had a zest for life and friends. He hosted regular poker parties, played golf and went camping and fishing. He was part of a generation who, after saving the world from tyranny, knew how to live and enjoy the world. Keith & Earlene became active in American Legion Post # 817 in Panorama City, California. They bought a sailboat, and kept it moored in Redondo Beach, California. Upon his retirement from John Hancock in the late1980s, Keith & Earlene bought a home in Kingman Arizona where they became active in VFW Post #10386. Keith continued to golf until a car accident made it difficult to walk the links. He remained active socially and enjoyed his many friends. He was the proud grandpa of Keith Andrew Wentzell and Arthur Lee Wentzell.

Keith is survived by his sister, Jean Fitzgerald; son, Kirk; daughter-in-law, Vianne, and grandsons, Keith and Arthur. Keith is reunited with Earlene. You have been a blessing to us. Semper Fi.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday November 13 at VFW Post # 10386 in Kingman, Arizona. Keith will be laid to rest at Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills, California.

Phillip P. Tocco

Phillip Peter Tocco, 88, formerly of Detroit, died Sunday, Oct. 31, 2004, at his son’s home in Monteagle, Tenn. He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Parker-Tocco; and brothers, Nunzio, Joseph and Salvatore of Detroit.

He was born Aug. 8, 1916, in Detroit. He was the son of the late Salvatore and Lucrezia Tocco. He served in the Navy during World War II. He was a graduate of the Ford Motor Co. trade school and was a tool and die engineer. He was an avid golfer and was a member of the Madisonville Golf Club in Madisonville, Tenn. He also was a Catholic.

While living in Kingman, he was involved with Good Sams and the Mohave Humane Society. He also was a member of the Kingman Parks and Recreation Board and the hospital board, and he was a Democratic Party representative at the national convention.

Survivors include his son, Charles Tocco and wife Carolyn of Monteagle; a granddaughter, Misty Tocco of Knoxville, Tenn.; brothers, John and Tony; and numerous nieces and nephews in Detroit.

A memorial service will be held at 9 a.m., Nov. 12, at the Madisonville Golf Course, Madisonville, Tenn. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Hospice of Highland Rim, 201 W. Lincoln St., Tullahoma TN 37388. Arrangements were made by Cumberland Funeral Home, Monteagle, Tenn. For more information, call (931) 924-2381.

Limneo M. Aguila

Limneo M. Aguila, M.D., died in Window Rock, Ariz., on Monday, Nov. 1, 2004. He was born Oct. 6, 1945, in the Philippines.

He is survived by his wife, Nimfa R. Aguila; sons, Alex Aguila of Las Vegas and Anthony Aguila of New Jersey, and many family members in New Jersey, New York and the Philippines.

Gone but not forgotten.

Your spirit and smile live on.

Forever within our hearts

Your memory remains strong.

Today, tomorrow and forever.

The visitation and funeral will be open to all who knew and loved him. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, at Palms Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave., Las Vegas.

The funeral will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, also at Palms Mortuary.

The office staff of Dr. Aguila would like to extend a special thank you to Sutton Memorial Funeral Home for its special work in their time of sorrow.

Stanley W. Duke

Stanley W. Duke, 88, of Scottsdale died Monday, Nov. 1, 2004, in Scottsdale. He was born Jan. 17, 1926, in Kingman.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at Shephard of the Hills Lutheran Church, 16150, E. El Lago, Fountain Hills, and at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8, at Grace Lutheran Church, 2101 Harrison St. in Kingman.

Betty J. Green

Betty Jane Green (Grube), 80, of Kingman died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2004, at the Lingenfelter Center in Kingman.

Mrs. Green was born Jan. 1, 1924, in Punxsutawney, Pa. She lived in Mohave County for 26 years after moving from Los Angeles. She was a high school graduate and a housewife.

She is survived by sons, Clifford L. Green of Charleston, Ore., David R. Green of Visalia, Calif., and Daniel L. Green of Kingman; daughter, Tammy Green of Kingman; and 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will begin a 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. Her remains will be cremated.

Francis L. Lewis

Francis L. Lewis, 53, of Kingman died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2004, in Prescott.

He was born July 18, 1951, in Cheyenne, Wyo. A service will be held Friday, Nov. 12 at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Boulder City, Nev. Sutton Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Anderson Hudnell

Anderson “Andy” Hudnell, 68, of Kingman died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2004, in Kingman. He was born Sept. 7, 1936, in Athens County, Ohio.

The funeral will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28, at Praise Chapel in Kingman. Sutton Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. His remains will be cremated.

Helen Harrington

Helen Harrington was born Helen Melvina Shaw, March 21, 1921, and went to be with our Heavenly Father on Nov. 7, 2004.

Helen was one of 12 children born to Lotti and John Shaw. Helen married Charlie Harrington in 1939 in Rifle, Colo.

Charlie and Helen moved to Kingman in 1980.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years in 1983 and her son Chuck in 1992.

Helen is survived by her loving husband of nine years, Ike Gray; daughter, Charlenne Newton; three grandchildren, Carla Peacock, Carleen Shelton and Jay Newton; and six great-grandchildren, all of Kingman.

She is also survived by two brothers, Perry Shaw of Alma, Ark., and Jack Shaw of Mesa; and one sister, Betty Protman of Paonia, Colo.

Helen was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend and will be missed.

Funeral service will take place at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 9, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home in Kingman. Her remains will be cremated.

Daniel P. Zeyouma

A new baby angel named Daniel Phil Zeyouma was born and delivered into the heavens on Nov. 6, 2004.

He is survived by his father and mother, Leonard and Karen, who will always love and miss him.

Daniel is also survived by his grandmother, Shirley Forrester, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

A service of celebration and memory of his brief moments with us will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 1 p.m. at St. John’s United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, baby gifts or a donation would be appreciated and will be donated to an organization of his parents choice.

Louise P. Schalbe

Louise P. Schalbe, 59, of Golden Valley died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2004, in Kingman. She was born July 6, 1945. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 12, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. Sutton Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Her remains will be cremated.

Eugene W. Sole

Eugene Wesley Sole, 18, of Golden Valley died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004, in Kingman. He was born Aug. 28, 1986, in Fontana, Calif. Sutton Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. His remains will be cremated.

Thomas P. Jacobsen

Thomas Paul Jacobsen, 62, of Kingman died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2004, in Kingman. He was born Nov. 11, 1941, in Los Angeles, Calif. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. Sutton Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. His remains will be cremated.

Robert F. Turner

Robert Francis Turner moved to Kingman in May 1996. He died Nov. 8, 2004. He was born Jan. 25, 1927, in N. Syracuse, N.Y.

He retired from the town of Camilous, N.Y. in 1994. He was a code enforcement officer.

Mr. Turner graduated from Ray Bodley High School in Fulton, N.Y. in 1944. He attended Golden Gate College.

Mr. Turner was a WWII Navy veteran. He was a third class pharmacist mate. He served on the U.S.S. Graffius. After his discharge, he worked for various ambulance corps and airlines.

He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Nancy Szczechowiak-grudzinski-Turner; daughters, Dr. Ka Rin Kricorian and her husband Dr. Greg Kricorian of Irvine Calif.; Patricia Waelder and her husband Paul of Syracuse, N.Y., Susan B. Turner, U.S.A.F. retired of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Barbara Cummings and her husband, John of Appleton, Wisconsin; sons, Karl Turner and his wife, Barbara of E. Syracuse N.Y., Keith Turner and his wife, Michelle of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., William Turner and his wife, Janet of Matthews, N.C., David Turner and his wife, Veronica of Oswego, N.Y. and John Turner and his wife, Jeanine of Vienna, Va.; niece and nephew, Beatrice Kay and Richard Bennett of Kingman; brother Gerald Turner and his wife, Doris of Hemlock, N.Y.; sister-in-law, Madeline Turner of Fulton, N.Y., brother and sister-in-law, Gerald and Karen Szczechowiak, several nieces and nephews, 25 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Mr. Tuner was preceded in death by his parents, Wm. Arnold and Frances Eva Turner; stepmother, Thelma Edkins-Turner; son, Robert Wm. Turner, who died in 1990; sister, Virginia; brothers, Martin and Bill.

The organizations he was involved with were the Polish Home in Syracuse, N.Y., the Kingman Social Club, VFW 3516 in Kingman, Moose Legion 213 and the American Legion in Golden Valley. He was a member and past governor, prelate and treasurer of Moose Lodge 1704. He was past Exalted Ruler, secretary and trustee of the Elks Club. He was a member for 34 years. He was also drug awareness chairman at the Elks Club in 1997 and won first place in the district.

He was a member of the Immortal Gunfighters in Chloride. He played the gambler, Johnny Deuce. He was also nominated for citizen of the year in Kingman in 2004.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, 2004, at VFW Post 3516.

Donations may be made to his widow. She will designate what charities will receive them. Please send them to her at 3003 Hualapai Mountain Rd. #31, Kingman, Ariz., 86401

Bob loved children and they loved him. He believed in God and Country. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

Jack D. Baryo

Jack Don Baryo was born Oct. 31, 1927. He passed away Nov. 10, 2004, of a liver ailment.

He was an avid hunter all his life.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Collette Baryo; daughters, Debbie Heard and her husband Brian; Donna Watson and her husband John; and Denise Dastrup and her husband Paul.

He was a proud grandparent to eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

We’ll miss you, dad.

There will be no services. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to KRMC Hospice, 3269 Stockton Hill Road, Kingman, AZ 86401.

Kent Hoagland

Kent Hoagland passed away Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004, in Las Vegas following a long illness. He was 70 years old.

Kent was born Feb. 16, 1934, in Ogden, Utah, to Ray and Winifred Hoagland.

He had been in retail grocery for over 40 years. He came to Kingman in 1988 to manage the Smith’s Food store. He retired eight years later.

After a few years, he moved to Meadview.

He often referred to Meadview as the most beautiful place on earth.

Kent was someone who was always there for people, whether it was to listen or to lend a helping hand. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Survivors include two children, Sean and Jennifer; two sisters, LaVaugn of South Dakota and Billie and her husband Dick of Meadview; brother, Joe of Scottsdale; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a son.

His remains will be cremated. No services are planned.

Thomas Jacobsen

Thomas Jacobsen, 62, of Kingman died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2004, at his home.

He was born Nov. 11, 1941, in Los Angeles, Calif. He lived in Kingman for 17 years after coming here from Santa Paula, Calif.

He worked at the Colorado Belle Hotel and Casino.

He is survived by his wife, Karen Jacobsen of Kingman; mother, Winifred Jacobsen of Corvallis, Calif.; sister, Nancy Phelps and her husband, Rick of Corvallis, Calif.; stepdaughter, Christine Johnson of Sonora, Calif.; stepsons, Jimmy Hodgson of Sonora, Calif. and Jeff Hodgson of Ely, Nev.; nephew and niece, Allen and Robin of Oregon; close friends, Jimmy and Phyllis Fare of Kingman and five grandchildren and one great grandchild.

The family would appreciate donations to hospice.

Vera I. Byers

Vera Irene Byers, 97, of Truxton, Ariz. died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2004, in Truxton. She was born Aug. 22, 1907, in Colfax, Iowa. The funeral was at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2004. Her remains will be buried in Mountain View Cemetery.

William A. Johnson

William Allen Johnson was born on July 25, 1936, in Oak Creek, Colo. He passed away Nov. 11, 2004, at the age of 68. He became a resident of Kingman in 1964. He worked at Duval Mine in Mineral Park for 17 years and then at Citizens Utilities Telephone Division for 13 years before retiring.

He is survived by his wife, Chloe “Irish” Johnson; two brothers, Henry “Bud” and Bob Johnson, both of Lake Havasu City; two children, Vickie Johnson and William Allen Johnson II, both of Peoria; six stepchildren, Kalai Roberts of Kingman, Andrea Stemler of Huachuca City, Ariz., David Malone of Tyler, Texas, Randi Anderson of Henderson, Nev., Larry Kelly of Las Vegas, and Michael Johnson of Pinehurst, Texas; and 11 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Bill treated others with fairness and an even temper. He very seldom turned anyone down when he could help them. Bill and Irish were married in 1979 and enjoyed a 25-year marriage. Bill enjoyed many interests, which included collecting die-cast cars, rock hunting, boating and hunting and fishing. Even though his health had deteriorated in the last few years, he still pursued these interests. It was while he was hunting with his wife and several close friends near Cortez, Colo., that he fell ill. He was flown to Grand Junction, Colo., and it was there that he passed away Nov. 11, 2004, due to complications from vascular disease.

Bill was well-loved and thought of and will be missed by many. A memorial service in his honor will be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Comstock, 3720 Martingale Drive, in Kingman on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2004, at 1 p.m. with dinner immediately following.

William A. Johnson

William Allen Johnson was born on July 25, 1936, in Oak Creek, Colo. He passed away Nov. 11, 2004, at the age of 68. He became a resident of Kingman in 1964. He worked at Duval Mine in Mineral Park for 17 years and then at Citizens Utilities Telephone Division for 13 years before retiring.

He is survived by his wife, Chloe “Irish” Johnson; two brothers, Henry “Bud” and Bob Johnson, both of Lake Havasu City; two children, Vickie Johnson and William Allen Johnson II, both of Peoria; six stepchildren, Kalai Roberts of Kingman, Andrea Stemler of Huachuca City, Ariz., David Malone of Tyler, Texas, Randi Anderson of Henderson, Nev., Larry Kelly of Las Vegas, and Michael Johnson of Pinehurst, Texas; and 11 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Bill treated others with fairness and an even temper. He very seldom turned anyone down when he could help them. Bill and Irish were married in 1979 and enjoyed a 25-year marriage. Bill enjoyed many interests, which included collecting die-cast cars, rock hunting, boating and hunting and fishing. Even though his health had deteriorated in the last few years, he still pursued these interests.

It was while he was hunting with his wife and several close friends near Cortez, Colo., that he fell ill. He was flown to Grand Junction, Colo., and it was there that he passed away Nov. 11, 2004, due to complications from vascular disease.

Bill was well-loved and thought of and will be missed by many.

A memorial service in his honor will be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Comstock, 3720 Martingale Drive, in Kingman on Saturday, Nov. 20 at 1 p.m. with dinner immediately following.

Ina G. Long

Ina Grace Long, beloved mother, grandmother and sister, 85, of Skull Valley, Ariz., went to be with the Lord on Nov. 12, 2004.

Visitation will begin at noon Saturday, Nov. 20, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. A memorial service will begin at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Ina was born in Newton, W.Va., on May 16, 1919. She lived in Arizona for 55 years, mostly in the Kingman area.

Ina was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Effie Starcher; her husband, Todd Long; and her only son, Donald Fredrick Dawson.

Ina leaves behind her daughter, Doris Beard of Skull Valley; sisters Virgina Chames and Lucille Taylor, both of Kingman; and eight grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Oneta H. Murray

Oneta Hope Murray, 86, of Kingman died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2004, in Kingman. She was born June 22, 1918, in Forestburg, Texas.

Sutton Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Her remains will be cremated.

Mildred Eberhardt

Mildred Marie Eberhardt was born Feb. 12, 1916, in Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. She died Nov. 14, 2004, at Gardens Care Center in Kingman.

Mildred owned her own business in Wisconsin and worked in the retail business in California until her retirement in the 1980s.

Mrs. Eberhardt moved with her husband, Harold, to Kingman from Long Beach, Calif., in January 1985. They celebrated their 50th anniversary in 1987. Mr. Eberhardt passed in March 1988.

Mrs. Eberhardt became a charter member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in 1984. She served as president of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League and worked with the Altar Guild. She also was a member of Widow Persons and served as a grief counselor.

Mrs. Eberhardt is survived by her daughters, Judith (Gene) Theel of Kingman and Sue (David) Neer of Cedar Creek, Texas; a son, Edward P. (Mary) Eberhardt of Dumas, Texas; grandchildren Lori (Wes) Anderson of Victorville, Calif., Cheryl (Ryan) Grosz of Redlands, Calif., Daniel (Trini) Theel of Kingman, James (Susan) Neer of Tucson, Todd (Ricci) Neer of Round Rock, Texas, Thomas (Renee) Neer of San Marcos, Texas, Dana Hooks of Pampa, Texas, Michael (Amanda) Eberhardt of Stinnett, Texas, and Anthony (Corinna) Eberhardt of Ore City, Texas; 29 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Virginia Panter of Wisconsin Rapids and Ferne Plenke of Golden Valley, Minn.; and many nieces and nephews.

A viewing will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. A service in celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19, 2004, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 3958 N. Bank St., Kingman, with interment at Mountain View Cemetery immediately after the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Debt Retirement Fund.

Millie believed in God. She loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. All who knew her will truly miss her.

God be with you Mom as you join Dad in the heavenly realm.

Gabriel J. Perea

Gabriel John Perea died Nov. 16, 2004. He was born Nov. 20, 1952, in Kingman.

Gabriel was preceded in death by his parents, Joe John Perea and “Lola” Perea.

He is survived by five brothers, Jole Perea, Max Perea, Paul Richard Perea, Frank Perea and Orlando Perea; three stepdaughters, Sarah, Lisa and Gina; and many nieces and nephews, all of Kingman.

Gabriel worked for the Labors Union 383 and for the Kingman Parks and Recreation Department for seven years.

Visitation will be open to all who knew and loved him, beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 19, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. His remains will be cremated.

John Wesley Cochrane

This month, Kingman lost a true Native Son and an icon of Mohave County: John Wesley Cochrane, known to his friends as “Hualapai John,” or “Wesley,” passed away in Lucerne, Calif., on Oct. 1, 2004, at the age of 80. He had been living there with his son, John M. Cochrane.

Born Feb. 22, 1924, in Kingman, John went to school in Kingman and graduated from Kingman High School in 1941.

After graduation, John joined the Navy, serving honorably during World War II, assigned to USS Antietam. Later, during the Korean War, he was assigned to an air rescue squadron in Thule, Greenland. When his tour of duty was up, he joined the Air Force, and after 20 years of service to his country, he retired at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, Calif.

While in the Northern California area, John used his GI Bill benefit to further his education, earning three bachelor’s degrees from Sacramento State University. These degrees were in geology, geography and anthropology.

In 1973 he moved back to the Kingman area, returning to the place he had grown up, the ‘Gimmix’ mining claim in the Hualapai Mountains, at the top of McGarry wash, in the shadow of Deans Peak.

He worked on what was then the Odle Ranch until Don Laughlin purchased it. He then continued to work for Mr. Laughlin, hauling water for the cattle on the ranch until the mid 1980s.

When he retired from working on the ranch, he remained at the Gimmix mine site for several years, interspersed with brief stays with his children in Kingman and California.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel, and his grandson, Larry Jay Bertrand. He is survived by his son, John M.; his daughters, Lois Bertrand and Mary Jane Nutting, both of California, and Joyce Holgate of Kingman; and 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

John was a very private, gentle man, knowledgeable about the local geology, wildlife and vegetation, as well as world events, but quiet and reserved. He would help anyone who needed assistance. All who knew him loved him.

John’s ashes will be mingled with Hazel’s and spread in the Hualapais. They will again be together and forever be part of the mountains John so loved.

Via con Dios, Hualapai John, you are sorely missed.

Marie F. McGowan

Marie F. McGowan passed away Nov. 14, 2004.

Marie was born July 14, 1932, in Grant County, N.D. She retired from H.R. Textron in California and moved to Kingman, where she worked for Kingman Regional Medical Center.

Marie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her favorite pastimes were enjoying her family, friends and bingo.

Marie was preceded in death by her parents, Melchior and Monica Schwalich. She is survived by brothers, Ervin Schwalich and Melchior Schwalich; sister, Beverly Block; son, Loyod McGowan; daughter, Vivian Hinze and son in-law Allen Hinze; and grandson, Donald VanHynning, granddaughter in-law, Misty VanHynning and great-grandsons, Austin and Derrick VanHynning.

Marie, you will be greatly missed by your family and all who knew you. Services pending. Memorial fund at Bank One, account 49811138.

Louis E. Webb

We, the family of Louis Edward Webb, would like to announce the passing of our wonderful father on Nov. 22, 2004.

He was born Sept. 13, 1924, in a small, ranch house 30 miles outside of Oklahoma City. He moved to Arizona in 1940 and served three years, 1943, 44, and 45, in the United States Navy.

After he came back to Arizona, he met a lovely girl by the name of Jeweldean Lancaster, fell in love and married. He had five children and spent the rest of his life in Kingman. Our father was truly respected by all who knew him.

He is survived by his oldest son, George Webb and daughter in-law Kathleen Webb, Richard Webb, oldest daughter Linda Webb and his son in-law John Williams, Tim Webb and the baby Nancy Webb; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Now, he has gone to be with our beautiful mother until we all are together again.

Theresa Harkins

Theresa Harkins was born April 8, 1928, and passed away Aug. 30, 2004. She was 76.

Theresa is survived by two sons, two daughters, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at Melody Assembly of God, located at 3480 N. Melody Lane.

Shorty Sindel

Shorty (Norman) Sindel, 90, passed away Nov. 26, 2004, at Grasshopper Junction. He was born Feb. 24, 1914, in Milwaukee, Wis.

Shorty lived in Kingman for 34 years, coming from Prineville, Ore. He finished eighth grade and was a cowboy for a living, a horseshoer and saddle-maker.

Raised on dairy farms in Wisconsin, Shorty and older brother Bob would use horses to do everything from pulling up stumps to trick riding. Roping and rope spinning were talents they developed and prepared them for the top “hands” they became in the cattle industry of the 1930s. At 17, Shorty ran off with a circus, where he rode bucking mules as part of a clown act. A broken nose sustained when bucked off into a tent pole caused him to ride the “rails” westward in pursuit of work on horseback in cow country. After working in Montana, he migrated to Arizona where, in the early 1930s, he signed on with the Boquillas Cow Outfit near Seligman. His love of the desert and open rangeland began at the Boquillas and remained with him the rest of his life. Later, he worked for Babbitt’s CO Bar Livestock Co. near the Grand Canyon, the Ox cow outfit near Ivampah, Calif., and the Mohave Desert and the ZX Cattle Co. near Paisley, Ore.

While working at the Rock Creek Ranch in Oregon in 1946, his childhood sweetheart came for a visit and they were married in September. Loraine Meta Lutzenberger and Shorty began a loving, devoted partnership which lasted until her death in 1997. Throughout their marriage, Shorty continued life as a cowboy with Loraine’s support as he worked various ranches in California. Later, they settled in Prineville, where for many years Shorty worked for Raymond Guthrie’s Quarter Horses while making saddles and leatherwork for shops and horsemen throughout central Oregon. His leather carving in crafting patterns he had developed were highly sought after on saddles, horse tack, belts and purses. He also maintained a horseshoeing business, specializing in corrective hoof care and shoeing applications. He showed quarter horses for the Guthries, George Barrett Quarter horses and was a place winner with his horse. Upon retirement, Shorty convinced Loraine that the desert, where he had rode decades before, would be best for both of them. Dolan Springs was the choice.

Shorty was proud that he had known the last of the old cowhands and their ways, that he had ridden horses and worked cattle on the last bit of open range before the West was fenced. A good joke, long stories and debates with friends were his favorite pastimes in recent years. By many who knew him, he was the last of the cowboys.

Shorty is survived by sisters Evelyn Gebhardt of Sylmar, Calif., and Evangeline Gerard of Tallahassee, Fla.; nieces, Tammie Sue Durtee of Grantsville, Utah, Rosalie Groat of Klamath Falls, Ore., Patricia Arrington of Gilbert, Ariz., Greta Gebhart of Berkeley, Calif., Marsha Frankovis of Milwaukee, Wis., and Dawn Regan of Hustisford, Wis.; nephews Mark Sindel and Clint Sindel, both of Salinas, Calif., Clete Sindel of Redding, Calif., Scott Sindel of Wilcox, Ariz., Peter Gebhardt of Sylmar, Renoir Gebhardt of San Fernando Valley, Calif., and Mark Lutzenberger of South Milwaukee.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Anna Rose Lutzenberger-Sindel, and father, Fred George Sindel; bothers, Bob, Harold and Fred; and his lovely wife of 51 years, Loraine Meta Sindel.

Services will be at 1 p.m., Dec. 4, 2004, at Chloride Cemetery.

Michelle Dunshie

Michelle Andrealee Dunshie, also known as Shell-bell, passed away suddenly on the morning of Dec. 2, 2004, in her home in Kingman. She was 21 months old. She was born in Kingman on March 1, 2003.

Michelle was the loving, adorable redhead with the biggest smile, daughter of Alishia Flagg-Dunshie and a little sister to Carolyn-Joyce Dunshie.

She leaves behind loving grandparents Michael and Cindylee Dunshie of Kingman and a grandfather, Robert Flagg, of Golden Valley; four uncles, Andrew, Christopher, Richard and Jason, and Aunty Cheri; many cousins, and many, many great-aunts and uncles; her great-grandparents Stanley and Louise Mason of Rockwood, Maine, and Charles and Barbara Flagg of Leicester, Mass.; and a great-great-grandmother, Constance Vincent of Grafton, Mass.

In her very short life, she managed to show lots of love of life, people and animals. She always had a smile no matter where she was or for anyone and could brighten anyone’s day. My Shell-bell, the love you gave will always follow those you touched. A piece of all our hearts you take with you on your journey to keep smiling down upon us always. You are and always will be our Guardian Angel.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made, and would be most appreciated by her family to help with expenses, to: the Dunshies, P. O. Box 581, Kingman, AZ 86402.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home.

John J. Cunningham Jr.

Kingman native John J. Cunningham Jr. was born Aug. 25, 1922, at 137 Chestnut St. and died on Nov. 22, 2004, at his Box Canyon property outside of Kingman. Cunningham’s parents, John Cunningham Sr. and Myrtle Muggler Cunningham, settled in Kingman in 1917 and brought John’s older siblings Ruth and William from Albuquerque, N.M. John’s grandfather Edmund, who had emigrated from Ireland in 1862, worked the railroads until his death in an accident, and John’s father became a teller in Kingman’s Arizona Central Bank, the elected assessor for Mohave County and the clerk of the Board of Supervisors.

John, known as “Hambone” to his childhood friends, was a quiet member of the “Greatest Generation,” having survived both the Great Depression and World War II. He attended the Little Red Schoolhouse on Fourth Street for kindergarten in 1928, the Kingman Grammar School (now Palo Christi), one year of Catholic school in San Bernardino and Mohave County Union High School. After graduation, he served in the United States Navy from October 1942 until January 1946. John served on the destroyer USS Honolulu during five South Pacific campaigns and the liberation of the Philippines.

While on leave in 1943, he joined Elks Lodge 468 like his father before him and became a 60-year member. The Pan card games in the cardrooms of the Fourth Street Lodge were legendary, and $300 mysteriously appeared at the Cunningham household on Christmas Eve during the 1950s after a poker game broke out at the lodge. Fellow members spent the next 40 years trying to win the money back and never succeeded. John carried a $100 bill in his wallet to the day of his death just in case a card game should appear. The lodge may no longer be on Fourth Street, but the memories are.

After the war ended, John worked in construction from Davis Dam on the Colorado River to the Million Dollar Highway from Durango to Ouray in Colorado. He met the beautiful Doris Roper in Denver in 1951, married in 1953 and moved back to Kingman in 1954. John retired from Ford Motor Co. at the Yucca Proving Ground in 1980 after 25 years of service, having operated several small businesses along the way. John and Doris sold those businesses in 1979 and spent five years traveling the United States and Europe.

John was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Bill, his sister Ruth and her daughter Sharon Hackley of Kingman. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Doris; his son Jack of Kingman; his son Pat and his wife Mary Ellen Cunningham and their two children Mary Kate and Meaghan of Scottsdale; his brother Bill’s daughter Carol Fuerstenberg of Tempe and her husband Mike; and his sister Ruth’s grandchildren Lucy Hackley of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Mike Hackley of San Antonio, Texas.

Retirement for John and Doris included travel far and wide, including a 2000 visit to the ancestral home from which his grandfather Edmund emigrated in Foxhall Farm, Ardmore, County Waterford and nearby Ballysallagh Farm in Youghal, County Cork, Ireland; grandchildren at Xavier College Preparatory in Phoenix; some barbershop quartet in the ’80s; twice weekly card games, a little golf and a lot of horseshoes; a fully restored 1969 Ford Mustang (428 Cobra Jet); a lot of creampuffs baked from scratch; a lot of complaining about politics; and a lot of car shows. For this member of the greatest generation, the work is over and only one card game remains.

The family requests contributions in lieu of flowers be made to the Mohave Museum of History and Arts, 400 W. Beale St., Kingman AZ 86401; the Kingman Cancer Care Unit, 200 N. Fourth St., Kingman AZ 86401; or the Kingman Regional Medical Center Hospice, 3269 Stockton Hill Road, Kingman, AZ 86401.

Deborah Coleman

Deborah Coleman, 46, of Morehead City, Tenn., and formerly of Kingman, died Monday, Nov. 29, 2004, at Craven Regional Medical Center in Tennessee.

Ms. Coleman was executive officer of the Carteret County Association of Realtors.

She is survived by a son, Tanner Jones, and a sister, Patty Couch, both of Morehead City.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Munden Funeral Home Chapel in Morehead City, with the Rev. King Cole officiating.

The family will receive friends following service.

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