October 2004

October 2004

Josephine Brinkman

Josephine A. Brinkman, 90, of Dolan Springs died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2004, in Dolan Springs. She was born Jan. 26, 1914, in Havre, Mont.

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

Kenneth D. Swift

Kenneth D. Swift, 62, of Kingman died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2004, in Kingman. He was born Nov. 24, 1941, in Brockton, Mass.

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

Clyde A. McCune

Clyde A. McCune, 86, of Kingman died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004, in Kingman. He was born March 29, 1918, in Glenvil, Neb.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8 at St. John’s United Methodist Church. The funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at the church.

Donald A. Strosnider

Donald A. Strosnider, 75, of Golden Valley died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004, in Kingman. He was born April 4 ,1929, in Dover, Idaho.

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

Lydia A. Baird

Lydia Ann Baird, 59, of Golden Valley died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004, in Kingman. She was born Aug .10, 1945, in Phoenix. Sutton Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Her remains will be cremated.

Linda L. McComber

Linda L. Comber, 54, of Kingman died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004, in Kingman. She was born March 4, 1950, in Detroit.

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

Stanley P. Koziol Jr.

Stanley P. Koziol Jr., 62, of Kingman died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2004, in Kingman. He was born May 28, 1942, in Norwich City, Conn.

Mr. Koziol was a retired Navy senior chief petty officer. He served his country for 20 years.

Mr. Koziol was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3516 in Kingman, serving as junior and senior vice commander. He also was a member of Elks Lodge 468, American Legion Post 14, Eagles Lodge 3744 and Moose Lodge 1704.

He is survived by his wife, Masako Koziol of Kingman; his mother, Ozilda Koziol of Jewitt City, Conn.; a brother, Richard Koziol of Danielson, Conn.; and sisters Joan Raill of Colchester, Conn., and Carol Amika of Plainfield, Conn.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at VFW Post 3516, 2826 Wickieup Ave, Kingman.

Paul J. Roach

Paul Joseph Roach, 81, of Kingman died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2004, in Kingman. He was born July 16, 1923, in Beth, Maine. Sutton Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

His remains were cremated.

Leland Soper

Leland Soper, 62, of Kingman died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004, in Kingman. She was born Aug. 14, 1942, in Staten Island, N.Y. Sutton Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Her remains will be cremated.

Sara L. Loveland

Sara L. “Sally” Loveland, formerly of Kingman, was born May 16, 1952, in Ardmore, Pa. She passed away Aug. 23, 2004, in New York City.

Sally moved to Kingman with her parents and siblings in 1968. She was a graduate of Kingman High School. While a student there, she was active in music and a member of the Madrigls, a select singing group. She also won the Betty Crocker Award. After high school, she graduated from the University of Arizona.

Sally is survived by her husband, Robert Davenport of New York City; her mother, Marilyn Loveland of Kingman; a brother, George W. Loveland II of Memphis, Tenn.; and one nephew, Dylan Loveland of Memphis.

She was preceded in death by her father, George, and brother Christopher. Memorial services were held Aug. 25, 2004, in New York City. Continued support of the Mohave Museum of History and Art and The Kingman Cancer Center would be appreciated.

John Wesley Cochrane

February 1924 – October 2004

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 just “Wesley,” passed away Oct. 1, 2004, in Lucerne, Calif., at the age of 80. He was living in Lucerne with his son, John M. Cochrane.

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

After graduation, John joined the Navy, serving honorably during World War II, assigned to the 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, he retired at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, Calif.

While in the northern California area, John used his GI Bill benefits to further his education, earning bachelor’s degrees from Sacramento State University 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 at the top of McGarry Wash in the shadow of Dean’s Peak in the Hualapai Mountains.

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

When he retired from 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., and daughters Lois Bertrand and Mary Jane Nutting, all of California, and daughter Joyce Holgate of Kingman. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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

His remains will be cremated, and his ashes will be spread in the Hualapais.

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

Philip E. Fowler

Philip E. Fowler, 73, of Kingman died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004, in Truxton. He was born July 5, 1931, in Belgrade, Maine. Sutton Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. His remains will be cremated.

Raymond D. Wicker

Raymond Dale Wicker, 87, of 617 Birch Ave., Townville, S.C., died Sept. 8, 2004, at his residence.

He was born Feb. 17, 1917, in Knoxville, Iowa. He was a driver for the state transit system. His wife, Esther Moore Wicker, died Sept. 19.

Survivors include his sons, Ronald Dale Wicker and wife Linda of Kingman and Carroll C. Wicker and wife Peggy of Townville, S.C.; daughters, Altha Faye Hasty and husband Orville of Rogers, Ark., and Virjeane Mays and husband Rex of Cedar Creek, Texas; brothers, Glenn Wicker and wife Crystal of Pleasant Hill, Iowa, and Earl Short of Norman, Okla.; sisters, Thelma Blood of Mitchelville, Iowa, Mina Blood, Shirley Leman and Carolene Hickox and husband Fred, all of Des Moines, Iowa, and Lenora Cummings and husband Roy of Belmond, Iowa; 24 grandchildren; 67 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, at Ivy Centennial Methodist Church in Ivy, Iowa. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to OMH Hospice of the Foothills, 390 Keowee School Road, Seneca, SC 29672. A message of condolence may be written to the family by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com.

Esther M. Wicker

Esther Moore Wicker, 88, of 617 Birch Ave., Townville, S.C., died Sept. 19, 2004, at her residence.

She was born May 12, 1916, in Leon, Iowa. She was a homemaker, loving wife and mother.

Survivors include her sons, Ronald Dale Wicker and wife Linda of Kingman and Carroll C. Wicker and wife Peggy of Townville; daughters Altha Faye Hasty and husband Orville of Rogers, Ark., and Virjeane Mays and husband Rex of Cedar Creek, Texas; 24 grandchildren; 67 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins

Her husband, Raymond Wicker, died Sept. 8. Her parents, Henry Clay and Julia Francis Moore, and sister Mildred Smith also preceded her in death.

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct.10, 2004, at Ivy Centennial Methodist Church in Ivy, Iowa. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to OMH Hospice of the Foothills, 390 Keowee School Road, Seneca, SC 29672. A message of condolence may be written to the family by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com.

Ernest E. Moon

Ernest E. Moon, 74, of Dolan Springs died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, in Kingman. He was born March 16, 1930, in Bisbee, Ariz. Sutton Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. His remains will be cremated.

Tyler D. Severson

Tyler Douglas Severson, 11, of Golden Valley died Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, in Golden Valley.

Tyler was born April 4, 1993, in Kingman. He was in the sixth grade at Eagle Academy. He also played in the Golden Valley Little League and wore No. 53 for the Chiefs Pop Warner football team. He attended Golden Valley Baptist Church.

He is survived by his mother, Dawn Runyan of Golden Valley; his father, Kim Severson of Las Vegas; a brother, Cody Thornton of Golden Valley; sisters, Rebecca and Emmylou Runyan, both of Golden Valley; and grandparents, Charles and Kitty Greenfield of Bullhead City.

Survivors on his father’s side are his uncles, Bud and Bob, both of Wyoming; aunts, Kayleen Severson of North Dakota and Kathy Jo Severson of Florida.

Survivors on his mother’s side are Sheila and Mario Ruffolo of California, Laura and Dennis Murry of Wyoming, Gail and Greg Montgomery of California, Pam and Dennis Haderlie of Wyoming, Shar Welch of Golden Valley, Charlie and Robin Greenfield of Bullhead City, and many loving cousins and his dog Zero.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Doug Severson and Arlene Sele.

Tyler loved hunting for reptiles and amphibians. He took numerous camping trips with his father and uncles Bud and Bob in Wyoming, who he loved dearly. Tyler loved riding his motorcycle with his cousins and friends. His joy for life touched everyone and everyone loved Tyler.

A candlelight vigil in his honor was held Wednesday evening at Eagle Academy.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 8, at Golden Valley Baptist Church, state Highway 68 and Higley Road, Golden Valley. Honorary Pallbearers will be Bryon Murry, Cody Thornton, Erick Welch, Lars Welch, Daniel Park and Arron Park.

Tanner C. Auld-Bosar

Tanner C. Auld-Bosar, 11, of Kingman died Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, in Golden Valley.

Tanner was born Oct. 12, 1992, in Kingman. He was in the sixth grade at Eagle Academy and was a member of the Chiefs Pop Warner football team.

He is survived by his mother, Jonni Jo Bosar of Kingman; his father, Richard T. Auld of Albuquerque, N.M.; sisters, Makayla and Kyrenn Bosar, both of Kingman; grandmothers, Nora J. Bosar of Kingman and Ester Auld of Albuquerque; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who will miss him dearly.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Ivan John Bosar and Edwin C. Auld.

Viewing for the family will be from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. Friends will be welcome from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 8, at Golden Valley Baptist Church, state Highway 68 and Higley Road, Golden Valley. Tanner’s remains will be cremated.

Betty A. Culp

Betty Ann Culp, 70, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, in Kingman. She was born June 28, 1934, in Tyler, Texas, to Ralph and Tennie Waring.

Betty moved from California to Arizona more than 10 years ago. She was a great cook and loved preparing meals for her family and friends during the holiday season. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, celebrating good times and the simple things like having a cup of coffee. She also enjoyed camping, rock collecting and mostly just spending time with her family and friends, who will miss her dearly.

Her son Randy, daughter Sherry Johnston, two sisters, 12 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews and many friends survive Betty.

Contributions in Betty’s name can be made to a hospice organization of your choice.

Lake Havasu Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Ramon F. Dorn

Ramon Frederick Dorn, 72, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004. He was born April 7, 1932, in White River, S.D., to Frank and Lulu Dorn.

Ramon was a racehorse trainer for more than 30 yeas, training harness and thoroughbred horses. He also transported horses across the United States for more than 10 years. Ramon was an avid copper, gold and silver miner. He was a real “rock hound.” He enjoyed betting on the horses and handicapping horses. Sharing stories with family and friends was a great pastime of Ramon’s. He will be deeply missed and always loved by his family and friends.

He is survived by his brother, Edward Dorn of Coos Bay, Ore.; nephews Mark, Cedric and Colest Dorn; and niece Carla Dorn.

Lake Havasu Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Beulah N. Collette

Beulah N. Collette, 74, of Kingman died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, in Kingman. She was born May, 5, 1930, in St. Louis, Mo.

Sutton Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Her remains will be buried in Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, Calif.

Verna M. Plumley

Verna Mariea Plumley, 81, of Kingman died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004, in Kingman. She was born Feb. 14, 1923, in Grover, Wyo.

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

Beulah N. Collette

Beulah Nondice Collette, 74, was born May 5, 1930, in St. Louis.

She came to Kingman nine years ago from Long Beach, Calif. She passed away at her home Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004.

Beulah was a twin sister to Eulah Helberg. She attended elementary and middle school in St. Louis.

Uncle Earl (Bo) remembers her as a 3- or 4-year-old little girl saying prayers to Jesus. She moved to California in August 1945 and attended John Marshall High School in Glendale. After high school, she worked at Clifton’s Cafeteria in downtown Los Angeles. She also worked in a five-and-dime store in the record department and as a cashier.

She married Edward George Collette in 1950. They had their first child, Rodney Allen, in 1951, followed by a second son, Edward Earl, in 1954, and then came a daughter, Paula Kay, in 1960.

Beulah helped start Four Square Church in 1955, and she taught Sunday school to pre-schoolers.

The family moved in 1970 to Long Beach, where she briefly owned a beauty shop. She also volunteered at the Long Beach Veterans Hospital, where she helped make daily living easier for the veterans. She was mainly a housewife who took care of her children. She was such a good mother and grandmother, and she said the love is no different, even though she didn’t give birth to her grandchildren.

She was also a member of the American Legion.

She was preceded in death by her brother, John George Durfee.

She is survived by a brother, Earl Durfee of McMinnville, Ore.; twin sister Eulah Helberg of Lakewood, Calif.; sons, Rodney Allen Collette and Edward Earl Collette, both of Kingman; daughter, Paula Kay Collette of Kingman; daughter-in-law, Susan Gail Collette of Kingman; grandchildren, Rodney Allen Collette Jr., Bridgette Deanne and Brian Christopher; great-grandchildren, Katlin Rochelle, Zachary Christian, Tyler Lawrence and Alyssa Rose; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation was Tuesday, Oct. 12, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. The funeral service was held Wednesday, Oct. 13, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. Her remains will be buried Friday, Oct. 15, in Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Calif.

Abigail E. Craig

Boatswain’s Mate First Class Abigail E. Craig, 27, of Kingman died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004. She was born Oct. 2, 1977, in Kingman.

She is survived by her parents, Jim and Arlene Craig; brothers, Bert and Matt Craig; and sisters, Alicia McDaniel, Amanda Millermon and Amy Craig. She also is survived by her nephew, Jason Millermon; niece, Logynn Millermon; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and special friends.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home.

Abigail is loved by many, and we will all miss her.

Effie C.Kaiser

Effie Clois Kaiser, a resident of Arizona since 1930, passed away at Prescott Samaritan Village on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004. Effie was born July 11, 1912, in Hugo, Okla.

She is survived by her son, Jon Glenn of Kingman; a sister, Eva Crawford of Blyth, Calif.; a brother, Dale Pittman of Carl Junction, Mo.; and six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. The Hampton Funeral Home in Prescott was entrusted with the arrangements.

Pam B. Montagne

Pam Bertholy Montagne of Valle Vista passed away June 19 after a lengthy battle with cancer at the home of her mother, Missi K. Bertholy in Kingman.

She was born March 5, 1939, in Sandusky, Ohio. She was a graduate of Sandusky High School. After that, she immediately began what was to be a lifetime of learning in the arts and education. She enrolled in the Teachers Cadet Training program at Bowling Green State University. When she completed her coursework, she began her lifetime teaching career. She also attended the University of Arizona at Tempe. She moved on to Las Vegas and graduated from the University of Nevada. She had a bachelor’s degree in education and two master’s degrees in the arts. She then taught in the Las Vegas school system until she retired as the dean of students at Jeff Bridger Junior High School in 1984.

She also became a member of Mensa, a national scholastic society, which limits membership to those with a high I.Q.

Pam became an active member of environmental organizations after she had been exposed to chemicals that affected her health. She made a thorough study of chemical sensitivity and its effects on other people who had the same condition she had. Her reputation in the area grew to be nationwide, which resulted in her ability to assist others in coming to this area to help them cope with their chemical sensitivity conditions.

In addition to her mother, Pam is survived by her former husband and loving companion, Richard Mayer of Las Vegas; daughters Missi Winter of Las Vegas, Michelle Martin of Ammon, Idaho, and Richanne Caballero of El Paso, Texas; and 11 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, Paul Bertholy, who passed away in 1998.

Private services were held in Valle Vista.

Robert A. Archambeault

Robert ‘Arch’ A. Archambeault, 63, of Raleigh, N.C., passed away Friday, Oct. 8, 2004, following a courageous battle with myelofibrosis.

He was born in Chicago on June 19, 1941. He is the son of Larry and Evelyn Archambeault and beloved husband of Marcia ‘Mardie’ Ann Gibbs.

Arch worked at IBM for 30 years and was known as an expert in IBM’s Customer Information Control System (CICS). He was a well-known speaker at IBM technical conferences and seminars in the United States and around the world. He also authored a popular book CICS. Following his retirement in 1991, he continued working as a consultant and began to spend more time pursuing his hobbies and other interests including woodworking, ham radio and electronics.

Arch was active at Bay Leaf Baptist Church and a member of Hope Sunday School Class.

He is survived by his wife, Mardie Gibbs of Raleigh, daughters Maggie Washburn of Batavia, Ill., and Lia Bogard of St. Germain, Wis.; sisters Carol Daley of Kingman and Maryanne Miarka of Woodridge, Ill.; and his mother, Evelyn, of Hickory Hills, Ill. He also leaves several nephews, nieces and many good friends who will miss him dearly and remember him as a kind, generous, multi-talented man with a great heart.

Duane Anderson

Duane Anderson, a longtime resident of Rawlins, Wyo., passed away Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, in Kingman. He was born April 22, 1926, in Menlo, Kan.

Duane grew up in the Menlo area and received a Certificate of Completion from Colby High School after he elected to join the Navy during World War II. He served aboard the USS Grand Canyon and was honorably discharged in 1946 after receiving the Victory medal and the American Campaign medal.

Upon discharge, he returned to Kansas and attended Garden City Junior College, where he received an associate’s degree in business. He then was a manager for Star Lumber Co. and worked in the southwestern region of Kansas and the northwestern region of New Mexico. While living in Liberal, Kan., he met Ethelmae Graebner, whom he married April 4, 1954. Duane then tried his hand a running his own plumbing and carpentry business before going to work at the Colorado Interstate Gas Co. in 1968. While working for CIG, Duane and his family were transferred to Rawlins in 1971 where he continued working until he retired in 1991. After retirement, Duane and Ethelmae stayed in Rawlins to enjoy the community, their church and their many friends.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Brenda; wife. Ethelmae; father, Arvid; mother, Marie; and his brother, Jack.

He is survived by his daughter, Cheryl, son-in-law, Monza, and four grandchildren, Randi, Jade, Raven and Trey Honga, all of Peach Springs. He is also survived by his brothers, Victor and Lowell, and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial Services will be held in Rawlins, Wyo. and interment will be in Macksville, Kan.

Glen R. Streicher

Services for Glen Ray Streicher, 80, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, in St. Michael’s Church, 711 Andy Devine Ave., Kingman.

Glen Ray “Skip” Streicher slipped peacefully from this life on Monday, Oct. 11, 2004, at his Kingman home in the company of his loving wife Carol DiGiovanni. He recently celebrated his 80th birthday.

He was born Aug. 3, 1924, in Oregon, the third child of Mabel (Rae) and Louis Streicher. He grew up in California.

Mr. Streicher served in the Navy as a machinist mate 2nd Class during World War II. He was assigned to the USS Shipley Bay and served in three major campaigns.

After completing his tour of duty in the Navy, he married the late Ada Evans Streicher, the mother of his four children. He earned his living as a long-haul truck driver for more than 50 years. He was proud of the award he received for driving 5 million miles with no accidents.

Mr. Streicher was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting. He was an accomplished archer and founded and served as president of Socalco, an archery club in Southern California.

He became active in local retiree programs, founding the Retired Teamsters Association of Kingman.

He is survived by his loving wife, Carol DiGiovanni, and their dogs; sons Michael Streicher and his late wife, Elaine; Kenneth Streicher and his wife, Janet, and grandchildren Daniel, Robert and Rebecca; and David Streicher and his wife, Lisa, and grandchildren Jason, Kristin, Kari, Justin, Jordan and Kaylah; and daughter Christine Diamond and her husband, Kenneth, and grandchildren Bryan, Julie, Scott, Kaitlyn, Kelsey, Lindsey and Nicholas. He also is the proud great-grandfather to Stephanie, Hailey and Roxy.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mr. Streicher’s name to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 10386, 3036 John L Ave., Kingman AZ 86401.

He will be missed by all his family and friends.

Frederick C. Porter

Frederick Clarence Porter, 77, of Kingman died Oct. 13 in Kingman.

He was born Sept. 11, 1927, in Canada. Sutton Memorial Funeral Hone is in charge of arrangements. His remains will be cremated.

Edgar B. Walema

Edgar B. Walema, 68, died Oct. 13. He was born Aug. 17, 1935.

Wake services will be held at 6 p.m. today in the Peach Springs gym. Funeral services will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday in the Peach Springs gym. Burial will follow in the Peach Springs Cemetery.

Clemence J. Steinberger

Clemence Joseph Steinberger passed away suddenly at home Oct. 13, 2004.

Joe was born March 28, 1929, in Oklahoma.

He moved to San Jose, Calif., where he met Jessie Florence Collins. They were married Oct. 13, 1952, in Reno, Nev.

Joe worked as a plumber in Phoenix and Las Vegas prior to moving his family to Kingman in 1963.

He established J &J Plumbing in 1965, and he and his wife operated it until 1994. His passion was the outdoors and his hobbies evolved into a business when he opened J & J Sporting in 1980.

Joe remained active in his business and had just returned from an Elk hunting trip.

Joe is survived by his daughter, Ginger Hickle and her husband Robert; sons, Thomas and wife Teresa, Tim and wife Pamela, and Robert; adopted son, Jack Williams and wife Barbara; 11 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

He is also survived by his brother, Michael Steinberger of Valle Jo, Calif.; sisters, Odelia Meredith of Sacramento, Calif. and Mildred Cannon of San Jose, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Joe had many dear friends and hunting companions in the Kingman area. His family is honoring his request to have no services.

Philip E. Fowler

Philip E. Fowler, 73, of Kingman died Oct. 3, 2004, in Truxton. He was born July 5, 1931, in Belgrade, Maine. He moved from Maine to Mohave County 20 years ago.

His was the former owner of Bicycle World on Northern Avenue. He was also an avid cyclist and worked to build many trails in Mohave County.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Diane Kitchen.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Q. Fowler of Kingman; sons, Philip E. Fowler Jr. and William Fowler of Maine; daughter, Patricia Lamperta of Maine; and several grandchildren.

His funeral was held Monday, Oct. 11, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. His remains were cremated.

Darlene J. Hill

Darlene J. Hill, 71, of Kingman died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004, in Kingman. She was born Oct. 11, 1933, in Banning, Calif. Sutton Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Her remains will be buried in San Gorgonio National Cemetery in Banning.

Betty Reeves

Betty Reeves was Born Sept. 9, 1933, in Sulphur Springs, Texas. In 1951, she met and married her pastor, the Rev. Ken Reeves. This past April, they reached the milestone of 53 years of marriage. During their marriage, she was very supportive of her husband and his ministry. Her life as a minister’s wife was one of sacrifice, and she became a blessing to those with whom she came in contact.

After having suffered several weeks in her battle with cancer, she went to be with the Lord at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, 2004.

She is survived by her husband, the Rev. Ken Reeves, and a daughter, Vonda McNeil, son-in-law David McNeil and her grandson, Sean McNeil, of California.

She will truly be missed by her family and all those who knew her.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at First Southern Baptist Church.

Malcolm C. Black

Malcolm C. Black passed away Oct. 13, 2004. He was born in Grimes County, Texas Nov. 7, 1916. He was a retired ironworker, and he resided in Kingman for 20 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen E. Black, and sons, Gordon M. Black and Malcolm C. Black Jr.

He is survived by his daughter, Carol M. Steadman, and granddaughter Sandra J. Larsen and grandchildren, Jered J. Larsen and Jaime S. Larsen.

Letha F. James

Letha Francis James was born Dec. 27, 1942, in Augusta, Ky. She died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004.

She is survived by her husband, Jesse James; and five children, Edward James of Southhaven, Miss., Teresa Vires of Austin, Ind., and Jesse James II, Raymond James and Jerry James, all of Seymour, Ind.; nine grandchildren, one who is in the U.S. Army and stationed in Germany; and two great grandchildren.

She was once a Worthy Matron, OES. She was also a Rebecca. She was a Past Chief of the Pantheon Sisters and a member of the Red Hat Society in Kingman. She was also a loving caregiver for more than 30 years.

She was loved by all the people who knew her.

Marjorie Potter

Marjorie Potter, 84, died peacefully in her sleep on Oct. 21, 2004. Marjorie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and volunteer.

She was born in Snyder, Neb., on Feb. 2, 1920, to Ed and Ella Wolsleger, the fourth of five children. After graduating beauty school in Nebraska, she came to visit friends in Kingman, where she met and married Charlie Potter and started her new life.

She raised five children and survived breast cancer twice. In retirement she and Charlie traveled the world, visiting the likes of Alaska, Europe and the Caribbean. When at home she was an active volunteer with the pink ladies at Kingman Regional Medical Center, the Kingman Fireladies Association, the American Cancer Society and the Desert Church of Christ. Her undying love, patience and compassion will surely be missed.

Marjorie is survived by her husband of 58 years, Charlie; her five children, Linda (Tom) Low of Indianapolis, John (Annette) Potter and Bruce (Sherry) Potter, both of Kingman, Gail (Mike) Denney of Scottsdale and Mary Cosper of Flagstaff; her sister June Schultz of New Port, Wash., nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at Marjorie’s home of worship, the Desert Church of Christ, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Kingman Cancer Society or the Mohave Museum of History and Art.

James Nelson

James ‘Jim’ Nelson, 50, of Truxton died Monday, Oct. 18, 2004, in Phoenix. He was born March 6, 1954, in Phoenix. He lived in Mohave County all his life.

He worked in mining and construction. He also was a cowboy. His hobbies were hunting, roping and going out into the hills with his wife, Carolyn, on their four-wheelers.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Nelson, and son Shawn Nelson, both of Truxton; daughters Brandi (Calvin) Allen of Golden Valley and Laura (Scott) See of Elko, Nev.; his mother, Shirley Nelson of Truxton; a brother, John Nelson of Phoenix; grandsons Troy, Joshua and Hunter Allen; and granddaughters, Trina and Courtney See.

A service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, at the Peach Springs Gym. There will be no burial.

Wanda L. Downey

Wanda Louise Downey, 79, of Kingman died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2004, in Peoria, Ariz. She was born Aug. 27, 1925, in Shady Point, Okla.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 25, at Mountain View Cemetery, 1301 Stockton Hill Road. Arrangements made by Sutton Memorial Funeral Home, 1701 Sycamore Ave, Kingman.

John S. Callahan

John S. Callahan of Kingman passed away peacefully on Oct. 20, 2004, after a short illness.

He was born on March 13, 1933, in Cleveland, Ohio, and moved to El Cajon, Calif., in 1941, where he graduated from Grossmont High School.

After completing aeronautical engineering school, he worked for General Dynamics Co. in San Diego.

In 1974, he and his wife Pat moved to Honolulu where he worked as a trust investment officer for First Hawaiian Bank until he retired in 1982.

After retirement, he and Pat moved between Hawaii and Australia in order to spend time with their children and grandchildren.

In 2000, they settled in Kingman.

John married Patricia Hudson, his high school sweetheart, on Oct. 20, 1951.

He and his wife enjoyed 53 years of adventures, love and companionship, including camping, skiing, designing and renovating their homes and spending time with their family.

John was a member of the Throttle Stompers Auto Club in high school and was active for many years in the BPOE Lodge No. 1812.

John is survived by his wife, Patricia; daughters, Nanette Schonleber and husband Travis of Honolulu, and Deana Fuller of Pottsville Beach, Australia; son, John Jeffrey Callahan and wife Julie of Kula, Hawaii; grandchildren, Joshua, Lani, Eric and Anna; brother-in-law Kenny Hudson and his wife Barbara; as well as nieces and nephews.

John brought much joy, humor and light to his family and the many friends he made throughout his life.

At his request there will be no memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Leukemia Society.

Audrey Little Dove Joe

Audrey Little Dove Joe, 24, of Supai died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004, at Junction 18 to Supai.

She was born Jan. 13, 1980, in Phoenix.

She was a resident of Mohave County for eight years. She was a graduate of Kingman High School and Mohave Community College.

She is survived by her grandfather and grandmother, Stanley and Alberta Manakaja of Supai; father, mother and sister, Robert Joe, Sandra Joe and Mandy Joe of Nevada; brother, Leland of Supai; and the Manakaja family of Supai and the Joe family of Nevada.

Visitation was Sunday, Oct. 10, 2004, in Peach Springs, in Supai at the Manakaja home and at Havasu Baaj tgaabo’.

Burial was Monday Oct. 11, 2004, in the new Manakaja Cemetery.

Frederick Smith

Frederick Smith, 66, of New Bedford, Mass., died Oct. 19, 2004, in Kingman.

He is survived by his wife, Gail; six children; 14 grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

There will be a gathering for friends and family at 2120 Golden Gate Ave. in Kingman at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30.

Sutton Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

His remains will be cremated.

David J. Weatherford

David Junior Weatherford, 76, of Kingman died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2004, in Kingman.

He was born March 6, 1928, in Tulsa, Okla. Sutton Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. His remains will be cremated.

Jack Van Marter

Jack Van Marter, beloved husband, father and grandfather, went to heaven on Oct. 20, 2004, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Dec. 15, 1940, in Kingman to Ray Sr. and Margie Van Marter. There he met his lifelong sweetheart, Sandra Carter, and they married in 1961.

Together they raised three children, Cynthia Van Marter, Doreen Wicks (Brad) and Chuck Van Marter.

Jack spent most of his working career in the construction industry building roads and bridges over most of Arizona.

He made many friends along the way and was well respected for his ability to “move mountains.”

A dedicated family man, his passions included roping, boating, fishing and rebuilding classic cars.

Grandchildren Jake and Angela share Papa’s love of fishing, horses and construction and will treasure the time they spent together.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Ray Sr. and Margie, and brother, Ray Jr.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home, 1701 Sycamore Avenue, in Kingman.

Joshua B. Smith

Joshua Brandon Smith, born Nov. 28, 1982, passed peacefully into the Lord’s hands on Oct. 5, 2004, after a lifelong battle with Wiescott-Aldrich Syndrome.

Joshua is survived by his parents, Mary Ann and Richard, and brother Sean. He was preceded in death by grandparents Elena and Calistro Huerta and Frank and Connie Smith.

Joshua was a very special person who touched many lives during his short time here with us. He will be remembered for his positive attitude, no matter what trials he faced, and for always having a smile on his face. He had a way of reaching out to people, and to have known him was to have loved him.

The family would like to thank all the doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists and the countless others who took such good care of Joshua. They would also like to thank all the other people who touched his life; your care and kindness will never be forgotten.

There will be graveside services at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, at Mountain View Cemetery. Following the services, family and friends are invited to a reception filled with good memories and wonderful stories about Joshua. Please join us at Palo Christi School, 500 Maple St., in Kingman. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the UMC Foundation for Bone Marrow Transplant or the Ronald McDonald House. For donation information, call (520) 694-7770 or (520) 694-6088 for the bone marrow transplant foundation, or visit the Ronald McDonald House Web site at rmhtucson.org.

Charles L. Thunell

Charles Leroy Thunell, 81, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2004, in Kingman. He was born Oct. 30, 1922, in Pittsburgh, Pa., to Arthur and Gretrude Thunell.

Chuck was the oldest of four siblings.

After graduating from high school, Chuck proudly served in the U.S. Army and was sent to Germany.

It was in Germany that he met and fell in love with the woman who would be his beloved wife of 57 years, Hildegard. They were married in Germany and had to be remarried in the United States after Hildegard became a U.S. citizen.

Chuck and Hildegard were true soulmates, and together they had one daughter, Linda.

Chuck worked in California at Boeing and McDonald Douglas as a technical engineer. After retirement, he worked on the Stealth Bomber for Northrop as a consultant.

When his wife became too sick to be taken care of at home, she was admitted to Desert Highlands Care Center, where he would faithfully come every day and would stay with her all day. Chuck touched many lives and will be deeply missed but will live on forever in the hearts of those who knew and loved him.

Chuck is survived by his wife of 57 years, Hildegard Thunell of Kingman; a daughter, Linda Comer of Kingman; grandsons, Kendall and Justin of Flagstaff; and great-grandchildren, Chloe and Camille of Kingman.

Viewing will begin at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at Grace Lutheran Church, 2101 Harrison St., Kingman. The funeral will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday at the church. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery, Kingman.

Contributions can be made in Chuck’s name to the Police and Firefighter Association of Kingman.

Arrangements were by Lake Havasu Mortuary & Crematory.

Catherine Barzowski

Catherine “Kay” Barzowski was born Feb. 12, 1918, in Chicago. She died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2004, in Kingman.

She is survived by her daughter, Marie Gier of Lake in The Hills, Ill., and her granddaughter, Julie Jensen and her husband Peter and their children, Connor and Lauren, all of Crystal Lake, Ill.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hank.

Kay worked for many years for the Illinois Bell Telephone Co. She retired from there before moving to Golden Valley in 1971.

She lived at The Gardens of Kingman Assisted Living Community for the past five years.

She will be missed by her family and friends.

Mary A. Colony

Mary Agnes Colony, 94, of Kingman died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2004, in Kingman. She was born Aug. 8, 1910, in Iowa City, Iowa.

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

Morris Lowenberg

Morris Vance Lowenberg went to be with his Lord on Oct. 21, 2004, in Phoenix. He was born Dec. 21, 1927, in Manila, Iowa.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret; sons, Craig, Terry and Steven, all of Oregon; daughter, Vanice Knorr of Alaska; stepsons, Darrell Johnson of Oregon and Michael Johnson of Iowa; nine grandchildren and one great grandchild; a beloved sister, Nancy Henderson of Iowa; and a brother, Larry Lowenberg of California.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Kingman. Samaritan Funeral Home of Phoenix handled the arrangements and private cremation.

Beulah C. Whitten

Beulah C. Whitten, 73, of Kingman died Monday, Oct. 25, 2004, in Kingman. She was born Aug. 1, 1931, in Durant, Okla. Sutton Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Her remains will be cremated.

Louise Ballard Hawkins Black

Louise Ballard Hawkins Black, 84, of Safford, Ariz., passed away at her home Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2004. Louise lived in Kingman for 12 years before moving to Safford. She was born June 14, 1920, in Fort Thomas, Ariz.

She is survived by her children, J.B. Hawkins and his wife Linda of Pima, Ariz., Lin Hawkins of Pima, Joyce Wells of Safford and Doris Sim and her husband Dennis of Kingman; stepchildren, Jay Black and his wife Irene of Utah, and Leann Earvin of Safford; sisters, LaRue Smith of Goodyear, Ariz., and Joyce McIntosh and her husband Mack of California; an uncle, Dick Johnson of Pima; 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and eight grandstepchildren.

Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Boyd Hawkins, and her son, Gay Hawkins.

Services for Louise were held Monday, Oct. 25, at Pima Chapel in Pima.

Brittany Mortensen

Brittany Marie Mortensen, loved child, has gone to be with her heavenly father and become one of his precious angels. Brittany was given to us Jan. 1, 1999, and returned to heaven Oct. 17, 2004.

Brittany had a joyous laugh, delightful energy and zest for life. She loved to read us stories and “fix” our hair. We will so very deeply miss her and the joy she brought all who loved and knew her.

My time was short, I had to go and leave this world behind.

You may not have the answers or the strength to help you find

What I know now – that God is love and he is ever kind.

He has given me a mansion and the heavens so sublime.

For though you must now carry on for as His will be done

Remember that He also grieved – as He once lost a Son.

So that you’ll see me once again up in the heavens fair

Where I now dance and smile and sing and “fix” the angels hair.

Thank you to all that have been supportive and for sharing your warmth and heartfelt sympathy toward my family.

Love, Brittany

Poem from Brittany, written by Linda Patterson and Annette Shipley.

Barbara A. Otto

Barbara A. Otto, 85, of Kingman died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2004, in Kingman. She was born Nov. 10, 1918, in Santa Ana, Calif. Sutton Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.