Barbara J. Hawkins
Barbara Jean Hawkins, 72, of Golden Valley died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004, in Kingman. She was born April 21, 1932, in Cushman, Alaska. Sutton Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Her remains will be cremated.
Mary M. Homan
Mary Mae Homan, 89, of Kingman died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004, in Kingman. She was born March 3, 1915, in Grimmett, Mo. Sutton Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Her remains will be cremated.
Lillian C. Pattillo
Lillian Cloe (Nee Maloney) Pattillo, 91, passed away Monday, Sept. 6, 2004, in Kingman. She was born May 1, 1913, in Lordsburg, N.M. She was the eldest daughter of Marvin Myrt Maloney and Harriet Loa (nee Bullion) Maloney.
Lillian’s younger years were spent on the family ranch in the Animas Valley of New Mexico. After a seven-year drought, the Maloney family, including 11-year-old Lillian, left Animas Valley in 1923 and traveled over dirt roads for five days in their Model T to Mohave County, where her father went to work at the McCrackin Mine Power Plant near Yucca and Signal. Later, the family moved to 901 Grandview Ave. in Kingman so Lillian and her sister, Maire, could go to school.
As a young woman, Lillian worked at the Kingman Drug Store and Soda Fountain, Peggy Cook’s Rose Garden and later for Ken Davidson, a certified accountant. While working for Davidson, she was required to take deposits to the Arizona Central Bank where Dene Pattillo worked. Although romance blossomed slowly between Dene and Lillian, they were married July 29, 1933, in Winslow. They were happily married for 65 years before Dene passed away in January 1999.
From 1933 to 1939, she was an office and medical assistant for doctors Walter Brazie, Marvin Paup and Paul Long, whose offices were on the second floor of the old Central Commercial Building at Fourth and Beale in Kingman.
As Lillian always had a love of flowers and plants, in 1956 she and good friend Lutie Atherton bought the Kingman Rose Garden at Third and Beale. They enjoyed operating the business until they sold it in April 1963.
Lillian had a special zest for life and pursued many hobbies. She was an excellent cook and an especially good candy maker. Gardening was another favorite activity, and many enjoyed her Iris garden every spring. Her main passion was, however, bridge, and she was a master player. Lillian’s week was never complete unless she engaged in at least one game, but usually more.
Lillian was very active in her community. For many years, she was in charge of the Kingman Easter Seal Drive for the March of Dimes. She was a member of the Mohave County Democratic Women and the Daughters of the Mohave County Pioneers. For 35 years, she was a member of the local chapter of the American Cancer Society. She was instrumental in the formation of the Kingman Cancer Care Unit and was an active member and fund-raiser for 10 years. During that time, an annual Kingman Cancer Arts and Crafts Fair was organized as the major fund-raising event, and Lillian was the co-chairwoman.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Myrt and Loa Maloney; husband, H. Dene Pattillo; and brothers, George Earl and Alpheus Murl Brooks.
She is survived by her sister, Maire Cheney of Windermere, Fla., and Highlands, N.C.; son, Eddie Dene Pattillo and his wife Mary Jane; daughter, Sharon M. Davis and her husband Nolan; grandson, Cullin Dene Pattillo and granddaughter, Kimberly Linn, both of Kingman, and grandson, Sean Patrick Davis and granddaughter-in-law, Britta, both of Tucson; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home, 1701 Sycamore Ave., Kingman. Flowers would be welcomed, or if you prefer, a memorial donation in Lillian’s name may be made to the Kingman Cancer Care Unit, P.O. Box 561, Kingman, AZ 86402 or KRMC Hospice, 1790 Sycamore Ave., Suite 5, Kingman, AZ 86401.
Walter T. Buchanan
Walter T. Buchanan, 84, of Kingman died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004, at Kingman Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Buchanan was born July 11, 1920, in Denver to Walter Buchanan and Clara Miller. He moved to Kingman 16 years go from Alhambra, Calif. Mr. Buchanan was the ranger at Cerbat Cliffs Golf Course for 10 years. He retired from Gallenkamp Shoe Corp. in 1985.
He was an Army veteran who served from 1942-46 as a technician 5th grade with the 529th Artillery’s automatic weapons battalion. He was an instructor in antiaircraft gunnery and an expert marksman with the M1 rifle. During coastal artillery duty near Seattle, he instructed crews on 40 mm antiaircraft gun power plants and .50-caliber machine guns. He also led classes about the M1 rifle.
On Jan. 18, 1947, Mr. Buchanan married the woman who would be his lifelong companion, Mercedes Jeanne Barraclough, in Clark County, Nev. She preceded him in death July 22, 2003.
Golfing was his second love. He also was an avid hunter and bowler. He had several nicknames, including “The Candyman” and “Teddy Bear.” He leaves behind all his friends and acquaintances and the many families that knew and loved him as “Uncle Walt.” He was not just our uncle. He was our surrogate father and he will be truly missed. His brother Jim also preceded him in death.
Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.
The funeral was held Saturday, Sept. 11, at Grace Lutheran Church.
Barbara J. Hawkins
Barbara J. Hawkins, 72, of Golden Valley died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004, at Kingman Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Hawkins was born April 21, 1932, in Cushman, Ariz. She was a nurse. She moved to Mohave County 12 years ago from California.
She is survived by her husband, James Hawkins of Golden Valley; a daughter, Tammy Barraza of Kingman; sons, Donald Moore of Rialto, Calif., Cliff Moore of Sumner, Wash., and Jim Moore of Laurel Canyon, Calif.; brothers, Jay Fair and Roy Fair of Seligman, Mo.; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 302 Spring St., Kingman.
Leonard R. Schwartz
Leonard Robert Schwartz, 57, of Peaster, Texas, died Sept. 1, 2004, at his home.
Mr. Schwartz was born June 17, 1947, in Las Vegas. He lived in Kingman before moving to Parker County, Texas, seven years ago. Leonard was a Vietnam veteran and a driver for Roadway Trucking for 25 years.
He is survived by his wife, Terri Schwartz, of Peaster; a son, Mark Schwartz of Azle, Texas; a brother, Darrell Schwartz and his wife Neva of Canon City, Colorado; father- and mother-in-law Hab and Kathy Blair, of Kingman; nephew Michael Campbell of Azle; and brothers-in-law Gene Blair and his wife Cheryl of Port Orchard, Wash., and Dale Blair of Kingman.
A memorial service was held Sept. 11 at Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel in Weatherford, Texas. Galbreaith Pickard was in charge of arrangements.
Monica P. Karr
Monica P. Karr, 81, of Kingman died Monday, Sept. 13, 2004, in Kingman. She was born Sept. 15, 1922, in Ireland. Desert View Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Her remains will be cremated.
Peggy L. Stanich
Peggy L. Stanich, 66, of Golden Valley died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004, in Kingman. She was born May 21, 1938, in Prescott.
Sutton Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Her remains will be cremated.
Jeanne A. Mandelbaum-Malone
Jeanne Anna Mandelbaum-Malone, 79, of Dolan Springs died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004, in Kingman. She was born Nov. 8, 1924, in New York, N.Y. Sutton Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mishaunna E. Bowling
Mishaunna Elaine Bowling, 15, of Kingman died Sunday, Sept. 12 in Kingman. She was born May 17, 1989, in Kingman. Sutton Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Her remains will be cremated.
Glenn O. Ephrom
Glenn Oscar Ephrom, 90, of Kingman died Sunday, Sept. 12 in Kingman. He was born June 14, 1914, in Ambrose, N.D. Sutton Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. His remains will be cremated.
Jack J. Walker
Jack J. Walker, 81, of Kingman died Monday, Sept. 13 in Kingman. He was born July 19, 1923, in Santa Monica, Calif. Sutton Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. His remains will be cremated.
Mishaunna E. Bowling
Mishaunna Elaine Bowling, 15, passed away Sept. 12, 2004. She was born in Kingman May 17, 1989, to Melisa Pearson and Jeffery Bowling.
She is survived by her parents; grandparents, Charles and Nancy Bowling; brother, Chris McKinney; sister, Jenny Davidson and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
She attended Kingman Junior High School and was an active in the Youth Ministry at her church. She was a junior member of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary I Unit 10 and volunteered at the Prescott VA Medical Center.
She will be remembered for her community services and bravery, her adventure in life, her tenacity to want to do it all, her great outlook on life, always looking forward and never in the past. Through it all, she made everyone laugh with her outspoken attitude and personality.
Services will be held at College Park Baptist Church, 1990 Jagerson Ave., Kingman, at 2 p.m. Saturda,y Sept. 18. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mishaunna Bowling Memorial Fund at Bank One.
Ralph W. Mullenax
Ralph Wayne Mullenax was born to Harvey and Viola Mullenax in Kingman on Jan. 24, 1947. He left us on Sept. 9, 2004.
He was a loving father, a veteran, an outdoorsman and the Phoenix Suns’ #1 fan. He was caring, compassionate and a very forgiving person. Maintaining his sense of humor, even in the worst of times, Ralph was always uplifting and finding the positive in everything around him.
He is survived by his caring and loving fiancé, Cleo Ponder, and many family members and friends that will miss him very much. He is also survived by his mother, Viola Mullenax of Kingman; sisters, Vickie Logan and Violet Davis of Kingman and Delores Lewis of Ontario, Ore.; brother, Ellis Mullenax; son, Clay Mullenax and his wife Juanita of Surprise; daughter, Kasey Mullenax; granddaughters, Kristen and Tanna, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ralph was preceded in death by his father, Harvey; brothers Dorsey and Bobby; sister, betty June Johnson.
Thank you for sharing your life with us. We will always love you.
A memorial service will be held at First Southern Baptist Church, 3120 Hualapai Mountain Rd., Kingman at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to “Make-A-Wish” Foundation of Arizona, 711 E. Northern Ave., Phoenix, Ariz. 85020.
Jack J. Walker
Jack J. Walker was born July 19, 1923, to Edith (Pemberton) and John Walker in Santa Monica, Calif. He died Monday, Sept. 13, 2004, in Kingman.
Jack lived the first eight years of his life in California. He came to Mohave County to live with his mother and his grandparents on the family ranch in the Cerbat Hills. He attended Palo Christi Elementary School and Mohave County Union High School. When World War II broke out, Jack joined the Army. He landed in Africa and went on to Sicily, Italy and finally France. He served in the Seventh Army under General Patton. After being wounded in Africa, he served in the military police.
While serving in France he met the love of his life, Ginette Pemeant. They were married Sept. 8, 1945, in Valence, France. He returned to Kingman after being discharged in November 1945 and waited for his bride to follow. He worked for the Arthur Black Bus Line. Then he worked on Davis Dam until 1951, while living in Bullhead City and Kingman.
Jack took his family to Phoenix where he worked for Arizona Sand and Rock Company until he joined the union and started traveling all over the state working on highway construction. In 1961, Jack brought his family back to Kingman where he started his own businesses, JB Equipment, Jack Walker Septic Tanks and Best Way Fence. In 1968, Jack and Ginnette built the Union 76 service station and Frenchy’s Trading Post in Lake Mead City. The Lake Mead City business was started on weekends while Jack was a blade operator for the Mohave County Road Department.
Jack and Ginette retired in 1981 and traveled for the next two and one half years. They did a loop of the United States and returned to Kingman to settle in for the “golden years” of their retirement. They moved into their current home Jan. 1, 1993.
Jack was preceded in death by his daughter, Grace (1951); son, John “Ed” (2003); twin sister, June Westcott; sister, Beverly Harrison; and a brother, E., Ronald Walker.
He is survived by his wife, Ginette; son, Kim and his wife Carol of Kingman; daughter in-law Judy of Kingman; grandsons, Ken Walker, Keith Walker and his wife, Mindy, and Ed Walker all of Kingman; granddaughters, Jill Walker of Las Vegas and Melissa Walker of Arizona City, Ariz.; great-granddaughters, Devan and Camryn Walker of Kingman, Ryleigh Walker of Aztec, N.M., Allison, Morgan and Maddison Walker of Kingman.
Jack had set a goal recently to make his and Ginette’s 59th wedding anniversary.
The family will celebrate Jack’s life at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18 at the old Elks Lodge at Fourth and Oak Streets. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Kingman Regional Medical Center Hospice, 3629 Stockton Hill Rd., Kingman, Ariz. 86401.
Judith L. Stalhut
Judith Lee Stalhut, 61, of Kingman, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Phoenix.
Judy was born Sept. 7, 1943, in Prescott to Max and Martha (Mitchell) McFarland.
A true Prescottonian, Judy graduated from Prescott High School, Class of 1961. She was a member and very active in the Prescott Frontier Days, the Republican Women of Prescott, the PTA, the Badgers Football Boosters, Pop Warner Football and Little League.
Judy is survived by her loving husband Tom, of Kingman, also a PHS graduate; her sons Josh Thomsen and K.C. Thomsen, her stepchildren Audra and Tanya and their children Haley, Anthony and Jace; her brothers Butch McFarland and William McFarland of Tempe; and many, many dear friends. Judy was preceded in death by her daughter, Marcy Lynn Ivy.
Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m Monday, Sept. 20, at Hampton Funeral Home, followed by funeral services and a celebration of Judy’s life at 2 p.m. Father Fred LeClaire, C.M.F., will conduct the service and celebration. A garden reception at Hampton’s will follow the service.
Judy loved the kids, so please send memorial donations to: The Prescott Skate Park Fund, Yavapai Community Foundation, P.O. Box 3894, Prescott, AZ 86302.
We are blessed to have known Judy and miss her dearly. Her laughter will always be in our souls.
The Hampton Funeral Home of Prescott was entrusted with the arrangements.
Robert E. Powers
Robert E. Powers, 56, of Kingman passed away Sept. 15, 2004. The youngest of three children, he was born Aug. 24, 1948, in Baltimore and moved to Kingman when he was 16. He was employed as a technician at UniSource for 28 years.
He was an Army veteran. His hobbies included fishing, but only on Ashurst Lake; meticulous woodworking; and keeping his yard beautiful. He will be remembered throughout Kingman as a loving man who was always there when needed, tools and sarcastic commentary in hand.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Kathleen M. Powers; son, Douglas Powers and his wife Michelle; daughter, Theresa Long and her husband Robert; brother, Richard Powers and his wife Barbara; sister, Carol Stiny and her husband Clay; nephews, David Stiny and his wife Jessie and Craig Powers and his wife Mary of Dallas; nieces, Laurie Heinze and her husband Steven of Santa Barbara, Calif., and Mellissa Altobelli and her husband Ross of Worcester, Mass.; grandsons, Daniel Powers and Robert Mower; and granddaughter, Jennifer Mower.
There will be an informal gathering at the family’s home from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, for those wishing to pay their respects.
We miss you Pa. You will always be with us.
Monroe Beecher, 80, of Peach Springs died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2004, at Kingman Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Beecher was born Jan. 24, 1924, in Seligman.
He lived in Mohave County most of his life and retired in 1998 from Hualapai Tribal Wildlife and Outdoor Recreation as director.
He was a World War II veteran of the 82nd Airborne Division. He also was a rancher.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Beecher of Peach Springs; three sons, Richard Beecher Sr. of Albuquerque, Lyman Beecher and Ron Beecher Sr., both of Peach Springs; a brother, Benedict Beecher of Peach Springs; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Friday, Sept. 17, at his wife’s home.
Burial will be Saturday morning, Sept. 18, at the X1 Ranch.
Chlorus I. Hammond
Chlorus I. Hammond, 74, of Golden Valley died Sept. 2, 2004, in Golden Valley.
Mrs. Hammond was born Nov. 28, 1929, in Oklahoma City, Okla.
She moved to Mohave County five years ago from Placerville, Calif.
She was retired from the drapery manufacturing industry and was a member of the Meet and Eat Car Club in Kingman.
She is survived by her husband, Hugh of Golden Valley; daughters, Judy Carlton of Las Vegas and Jackie Koerber of Placerville; sons, John Carlton of Mesa and James Carlton of Bullhead City; granddaughters, Becky Matson of Reno, Nev., Kelly Carlton of Mesa and Elizabeth Carlton of Las Vegas; grandsons, John Jones of Portland, Ore., Matt Carlton of Mesa and Dan Carlton of Pittsburgh; and great-grandson Hunter Matson.
A memorial service will be held at 12:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Golden Paradise Landowners Building at state Highway 68 and Verde Road in Golden Valley.
Jane E. Dell
Jane Dell, 90, passed away at The Garden Care Center in Kingman on Sept 14th. She was born to Gustav and Hilda Sievert in Salt Lake City, Utah, on April 26, 1914. While living in Southern Utah, she met James Dell. They were married January 1934, and began a family in Beryl, Utah. In 1943 they moved their family to Las Vegas and then to Henderson, Nev.
In 1948 they relocated to Bullhead City during the construction of Davis Dam. In Bullhead City, she was very active in youth activities at the local grammar school and in scouting. She also enjoyed writing children’s verse and short stories and loved music. Jane authored the Bullhead City column for the then Mohave County Miner for most of the 1950s.
Jane was a firm believer in education and realized that frequently changing schools was a detriment to her children’s learning. Since Bullhead had a population of just a few hundred, few construction jobs were available there. She chose to remain in Bullhead City while her husband worked on construction in other areas and commuted home on weekends. While in Bullhead, Jane worked as clerk in the city post office. That employment also included a short stint as postmaster.
In 1967, after all but her youngest daughter had graduated from Mohave County Union High School, she moved to Indian Springs, Nev., to be nearer her husband’s work at the Nevada Test Site. In Indian Springs she worked as a volunteer at the elementary school until being hired by the Clark County Library District as librarian for the new local library. Jane greatly enjoyed this work, especially story time for the pre-school children. She retired from the library in 1974 but remained active in community activities.
Soon after their 60th wedding anniversary, Jim’s poor health required nursing home care. A very independent person, she reluctantly agreed to move back to Mohave County and live with family in Kingman in 1998. Once there she found that she had her own space, which she called her “apartment.” She quickly realized that it wasn’t such a bad deal after all. She quickly found tasks she could accomplish to do her part. Any time the dryer stopped, she was busy folding clothes. She made sure the dishwasher was always empty and the supper table was always set. Then she could retire to her “apartment” and read, which had always been her primary entertainment. She also enjoyed sitting on the back patio watching the ducks and other activities on the pond. She was in love with the small household dog, which was often found sleeping on the pillow above her head.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Jim; sister, Geraldine Mahoney; and grandson, Douglas Burney.
She is survived by her sister, Dorothy Welch of Paradise, Calif.; sons, Bob Dell and his wife Jeanie of Kingman and George Dell and his wife Mary of Highland Village, Texas; daughters, Katherine Shotwell of Las Vegas, Anna Marie Cook of Tempe, Linda Yarbro and husband Mickey of Battle Mountain, Nev., Beverly Miller and husband Eric, Barbara Russell and husband Justin, all of Fresno, Calif., and Patricia Fruge’ and husband Carlon of Las Vegas. She is also survived by 23 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Jane will also be missed by many nieces and nephews.
Jane always had a smile for everyone, including complete strangers, and never passed up the opportunity to tickle babies or talk to small children. She will be greatly missed by all, but has gone to a better place and has been reunited with family and friends that preceded her to Heaven.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m Monday, Sept. 20, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home, 1701 Sycamore Ave., Kingman
William Rosenberg, 56, of Kingman died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004, in Kingman. He was born March 12, 1948, in Long Branch, N.J. Sutton Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Helen J. Hanson
Helen J. Hanson, 71, of Kingman died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2004, in Kingman. She was born April 23, 1933, in Mitchell, Neb. Sutton Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Her remains will be cremated.
Eugene V. Ball
Eugene V. Ball, 75, of Kingman died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2004 in Kingman. He was born April 28, 1929, in Seminole, Okla. The funeral will be at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Sept. 23. Desert View Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. His remains will be buried at Mountain View Cemetery.
Mabel Miller, 80, of Kingman died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2004, at Kingman Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Miller was born April 10, 1924, in Lawersburg, Tenn. She moved to Kingman 10 years ago from California. She was a restaurant manager who belonged to Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and the Moose Lodge.
She is survived by four sons, Bob Gene Pannell and Michael Larry Pannell, both of Jacksonville, Fla., Jim Darrell Pannell of Warner Springs, Calif., and Donald Ray Pannell of Only, Tenn.; three daughters, Kay Frances True and Krisandrea Pannell, both of Kingman, and Kimberly Lee Pannell of Daytona, Fla.; 15 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home, 1701 Sycamore Ave. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery.
Family members express their gratitude to the wonderful hospice unit and staff including Pastor Dennis. Thank you for you time, patience, support and friendship. God holds a special place for the wonderful people on your staff.
Steve C. LaShorne
Steve Craig LaShorne, 53, of Tillamook, Ore., passed away Sept. 13, 2004. He was born Oct. 26, 1950, to William and Jean LaShorne in Indianapolis, Ind. He was the second of five children. Steve joined the Army and served in the Vietnam War.
While raising a family in Phoenix and after coming to Kingman, he worked as a manager for McDonald’s restaurants. He was later employed by Smith’s Food and Drug. He enjoyed fishing, camping and three-wheeling with his children.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his sons, Craig LaShorne of LaHabra, Calif., and Casey LaShorne of Kingman; a daughter, Kristin LaShorne of Kingman; and granddaughters Torianna and Alissa LaShorne, both of Fullerton, Calif., and Shyann and Ashley Carter, both of Kingman. He also is survived by his sister, Diane Reed, and her husband, Danny, of Indianapolis; a niece, Heather Mandel, and grandnephew Max of Puerto Rico; a sister, Deborah Bryant, and nephew Christopher Bryant of Indiana; a brother, William LaShorne, and nephew Zach LaShorne of Indiana; and a brother, Jeff LaShorne, of Florida, and nieces Morgan and Rachel LaShorne, both of Indiana.
His remains will be cremated in Tillamook.
Steve, Dad, we miss you and wish we had been given longer to love you.
Ida (Cipriano) Roddy died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2004. She was born March 24, 1917, in Perry, N.Y. She married William Thomas Roddy on July 15, 1952, in Las Vegas. They lived for a time in Texas, Florida and Japan but eventually settled in Albuquerque, N.M., where she worked as a florist. Ida moved to Kingman in 1988 with her son, John, and his family.
“Nonnie” was a wonderful grandmother who spent her days “taking tea,” tutoring and sharing with her grandchildren. She will be missed greatly by those who loved her.
Ida was preceded in death by her husband, Bill, and her daughter, Gloria.
She is survived by her sons, William and his wife, Paula, and John and his wife, Kathy; grandchildren Angel, Cindy, Gavin, Ashlin, William, Sara, Robert and Kathleen; and four great-grandchildren.
Viewing will be from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home, followed immediately by a rosary. Her funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Her body will be interred at 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27, in National Cemetery in Sante Fe, N.M.
Diane Jean Goehry
Diane Jean Goehry, 67, of Golden Valley died Thursday, Sept. 23, at her home. She was born July 20, 1937, in Des Moines, Iowa. She moved to Mohave County from Phoenix 13 years ago.
She owned and operated Keith’s Body Shop in Phoenix and worked as a sales associate at Wal-Mart after moving to the Kingman area.
She is survived by her stepmother, Bernice Rose of Tucson; daughters, Debbie Thomas of Golden Valley, Cris Howard of Surprise, Ariz. and Vickie Lucia of Kingman; step-daughter, Gloria Deitrich of Culver City, Calif.; sisters, Sally Tonelli of West Des Moines, Iowa, Linda Rose of Des Moines, Iowa, Sheryl Eckhardt of Ankeny, Iowa and Susan Ward of Murry, Iowa; step-sisters, Loleta Moore-Davis of Orlando, Fla. and Shirley Acheson of Plumerville, Ark.; brother, Tim Richardson of Mesa, Ariz; step-brother Jerry Richardson of Davidson, Okla.; adopted sister, Faye Faulkner of Golden Valley; Adopted daughter, Susie Barboa of Golden Valley; four grand children and many, many close friends from all over.
There is no memorial service scheduled, and her remains will be cremated at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Diane’s name to Kingman Hospice and the Boys and Girls Club of Kingman.
William Rosenberg, 56, of Kingman died Sept. 15, 2004, at his home. He was born March 12, 1948, in Long Branch, N.J. and came to Mohave County 10 years ago from Highlands, N.J. He worked as a gardener, a civilian worker at Earle Naval Base and for American Woodmark.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert and Mickey and mother and father, Cecilia and Morris. He is survived by his wife, Rosanne; son, Josh; sister, Kathleen Daymude, and husband, Robert, of Alaska and their children of Alaska and California; sister, Ellene Cecero, her son and his wife and children of New Jersey; brother, Tommy, and his wife, Tina, and children of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; brother, Peter and his wife, Genny, and their children of Highlands, N.J.; sisters-in-law, Barbara and Betty.
There will be a memorial service at First Southern Baptist Church at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2.
‘Vic’ Eugene Ball
'Vic' Eugene Ball, 75, of Kingman died at his home Sept. 19, 2004.
Mr. Ball was born April, 28, 1929, in Simanole, Okla. He moved to Mohave County 10 years ago from Baldwin Park, Calif. He was retired. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and a member of the American Legion.
He is survived by his sisters, Glenda Trostle of Tucson and Juanita McCauley of La Puente, Calif.; a brother, Bill Ball of Niland, Calif.; daughters Vicki Page, Diana Dean and “Susie” Glenda Emeterio, all of Kingman; a son, “Jake” Eugene Ball II of Walla Walla, Wash.; grandsons John and Jake Page and Mike Elmer, all of Kingman, and Jason Ball of Walla Walla; granddaughters Brittney Smythe and Vicki Emeterio, both of Kingman, and Jessica and Samantha Ball, both of Walla Walla; and a great-grandson, John Lee Page of Kingman.
Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery.
Milton Ray Clifton Jr.
Milton R. Clifton Jr., 78, or Kingman died Monday, Sept. 20, 2004, in Kingman.
He was born Aug. 8, 1926, in Terre Haute, Ind. Sutton Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. His remains will be cremated.
Elizabeth Martha Johnson, 61, of Kingman died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2004, in Kingman. She was born May 9, 1943, in Detroit, Mich. Sutton Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Her remains will be cremated.
Edna Ritter Lange
Edna Ritter Lange, member of the Yavapai County ranching family, passed away Sept. 20, 2004, in Kingman. She was born Oct. 8, 1908, in Prescott. She grew up on the Ts Ranch between Kirkland and Hillside and attended grammar school at Thompson Valley and Kirkland. Edna graduated from Arizona State Teacher’s College in Flagstaff in 1927. She was teaching in Chino Valley when she met and married Charles Lange in 1929. They celebrated their fiftieth anniversary at the Kirkland Dance Hall before Charlie’s death. Edna them moved to the Pioneers’ Home where she was on the board and became the “flower lady.” She later moved to Kingman to be near her family.
Mrs. Lange played many roles: she was a ranch wife, cook, nurse, mother and teacher. For many years, she has been the matriarch of four generations of the Ritter and Lange families. They gathered round her for birthday and holiday parties. When she called and invited you, it was a command performance. She made every one of her family feel important, and her pragmatic advice kept them in line. She listened to the latest books and kept up with current affairs. Her family and friends will miss her steadfast presence.
Edna was a member of the Yavapai Cowbelles, the Episcopal Church and the Territorial Rose Garden at Sharlot Hall Museum.
Her son, Charles of Eagle, Idaho; brother, Curtis Ritter of Kirkland; thirteen grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and nieces and nephews survive.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, and her sons, Dean and Ralph.
Visitation will be from 9 to10 a.m. followed immediately by a memorial service Saturday, Sept. 25, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home, 1701 Sycamore Ave., Kingman. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Territorial Rose Gardens at Sharlot Hall Museum, 415 W. Gurley St., Prescott.
Darrell R. Sumner
Darrell Ray Sumner was born Nov. 27, 1968, and died at his home Sept. 24, 2004.
Mr. Sumner graduated from Kingman High School in 1987. He attended the University of Arizona and worked for the university police while a student there. He moved from Tucson to Albuquerque, N.M., where he worked for the Albuquerque Ambulance Service for 12 years.
He is survived by his parents, Estill ‘Pete’ and Joan Sumner; two brothers, Larry and Dale Sumner, both of Kingman; a sister, Cheryl Bales of Luther, Okla.; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, at the Kingman Church of Christ, 1915 Robinson Ave.
Vada Louise ‘Sue’ Smith
May 1, 1951 – Sept. 25, 2004
Sue was born in Eugene, Ore., where she lived throughout her childhood. She graduated from Churchill High School in 1969. She moved to Portland, Ore., and studied at Emmanuel Hospital School of Nursing. She graduated and received her RN certification in 1972.
Sue and Gordon L. Smith were married May 4, 1975. Throughout their marriage, they lived in Yuma, Ariz., San Diego and Seattle. In 2000, Sue left Quinton Instrument Co. in Woodville, where she worked for 20 years, and she and Gordon moved to Kingman. Sue began working for Mohave County Voter Registration in 2004.
In Kingman, Sue was able to devote her energy and attention to her beloved horses, Sasha and Breezin’. Sue was a member of the Mohave Valley Riding Club, the Northern Arizona Chapter of American Dressage Association and the Lake Washington Dressage Club. She was an avid water skier, an accomplished dressage rider, a record-holding body builder, an outstanding gourmet cook and a person whose love of animals was unbounded.
Sue is survived by her husband, Gordon; her mother, Helga Arnold of Seattle; a sister, Nancy Hunting and husband Ken of Anacortes, Wash.; a brother, Edwin Arnold and wife Kitty of Auburn, Wash.; sister-in-law Susan Bailey of Bothell, Wash.; brother-in-law Ron Smith of Seattle; and stepchildren, Mark Smith, Alyssa Stiner and Deana Bettesworth. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Frank Arnold.
There will be a private memorial service for Sue in Kingman followed by a celebration of life to be held in Seattle.
The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to: The Horse Rescue of North Scottsdale, 6631 E. Montgomery Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331; Homeward Pet Adoption Center, P.O. Box 2293, Woodinville, WA 98072; or the American Cancer Society.
Ronald ‘Jim’ Kemp
Ronald “Jim” Kemp, 78, of Kingman died Monday, Sept. 27, 2004, at Kingman Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Kemp was born June 10, 1926, in Kenora, Canada. He came to Mohave County 31 years ago from Virginia, Minn. He was the explosives manager for Southwest Energy at the Duval Mine until the mine closed. After that, he worked for the Kingman School District until he retired in 1994. He was also a Navy veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Kemp of Kingman; a son, Jeff Kemp and his wife Leanna of Kingman; grandson, Tanner Kemp and granddaughter, Erika Kemp, both of Kingman, and grandson, Micheal Kemp of Fargo, N.D.; a brother, Gilbert Kemp, of Lacey, Wash.; and sister, Winifred Sulentich of LaMirada, Calif.
A memorial service will begin at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, at Grace Lutheran Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Grace Lutheran Church, 2101 Harrison St., Kingman AZ 86401.
Edward W. Adams
Edward William Adams, 77, of Bullhead City died Tuesday Sept. 28, 2004, in Kingman. He was born Jan. 12, 1927, in San Pedro, Calif.
Sutton Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. His remains will be cremated.
Vickie L. Bolander
Vickie Lynn Bolander, 36, of Kingman died on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004, at Kingman Regional Medical Center from pulmonary edema, a blood clot in the lungs. She was born Sept. 12, 1968, to Donald and Gloria Bolander-Thompson (Nordlund) in Robbinsdale, Minn. She grew up in the Minneapolis area.
Although Vickie was never married, she almost made it to the altar more than once. Her daughter, Amanda Lynn Bolander, was born June 10, 1987, in San Diego and died June 12, 1987. She was buried June 15, 1987, at El Cajon Cemetery Baby Haven in El Cajon, Calif. Vickie gave birth to her son, Corey James Bolander, on Aug. 28, 1989 in Minneapolis.
Vickie moved back and forth between Minneapolis and San Diego for several years. She later settled in Kingman shortly after her parents and son had moved here.
Vickie worked at the Ani Barrie of California sweater factory, Inspire Insurance Co. and Lava Enterprises, all in San Diego. She moved to Kingman in 2002, joining her son who had started school here. At the time of her death, Vickie was working as office manager for Borianna Construction in Yucca. She also did cleaning for Brooks Realty in Yucca.
She was a fun-loving gal who loved to play pool, sing Karaoke and have a good time. She was a wonderful mother, daughter, sister and friend. She worked hard to make ends meet as a single mom. She also loved to baby-sit children and loved animals. She was loved by many will be sorely missed by all.
She is survived by her son, Corey of Kingman; her mother and stepfather, Gloria and Leonard Thompson of Kingman; her father, Donald Bolander Jr. of Minneapolis; stepmother, Mary Bolander of North Branch, Minn.; brother, Mikel Bolander of Beaumont, Texas; stepgrandmother, Ruby Bolander of Minneapolis; stepsister and stepbrother-in-law, Sharon and Steve Henthorn of Aguanga, Calif.; stepneice, Athena Henthorn of Aguanga; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Vickie Bolander Memorial Fund at Mission Bank on Hualapai Mountain Road in Kingman. Viewing will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home, 1701 Sycamore Ave. Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at Kingman Presbyterian Church, 2425 Detroit Ave. Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Refreshments will also be served following the service.
Margaret M. Guinn
Margaret Morgan Guinn, 76, of Kingman died Sept. 26, 2004, at Desert Highlands Care Center.
Mrs. Guinn was born June 28, 1928. She moved from California to Kingman 13 years ago. She was a housewife.
Former husband Harold Guinn preceded her in death. She is survived by two brothers, Marvin Morgan of Hixson, Tenn., and Morris Morgan of Daisy, Tenn., and a sister, Shirley Findley of Albuquerque, N.M.