Obituaries for August 12, 2005

Eagle J. Havatone

Eagle J. Havatone of Peach Springs passed away on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2005, at 116 Blue Mountain St. He was born on Sept. 29, 1964, in Phoenix.

A lifelong resident of Arizona, Eagle Havatone was a water specialist for the Hualapai, as well as a professional guide.

He was a member of the tribe.

Eagle attended Kingman High School from 1980 to 1982, and was a graduate of Sherman Indian High School. He was active in sports and completed archeology studies by the Hualapai Tribe.

Eagle will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Visitation will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at 116 Blue Mountain St., followed by a traditional wake in the multipurpose building at 6 p.m.

The church service, followed by burial, begins at 11 a.m. Saturday in the multipurpose building and continues at the Peach Springs Cemetery.

Eagle J. Havatone is survived by his son, Doncio Havatone; four daughters, Genscan, Ayesha, Eaglette, and Lela Havatone; grandchildren, Jeremiah and Serenity; all of Peach Springs; his mother, Linda Havatone; two sisters, Janette and Earlene Havatone; and two brothers, Don Havatone and Andy Porter.

Eagle will be deeply missed by Dennard, Charles Jr., Earl Jackson, Michelle Jackson, Jane, and Marion Havatone, along with all his nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Michael J. McCarthy

Michael J. McCarthy passed away Aug. 3 in Mesa. He was 61. He was born to Hubert and Opal McCarthy, July 8, 1944, in Perkin, Ill.

He is survived by his son, Michael C. McCarthy; a daughter, Kelly C. McCarthy; two granddaughters that were the joy of his life, Nikki Lee and Jessica Haley Morris, all of Mesa; a brother, Steve McCarthy and his wife, Pat, of Riverside, Calf.; a sister, Janet Freeman and husband Pete of Flagstaff.

Mike lived in Kingman for 14 years. He worked at ADOT, which he loved, and he had many good friends. He moved to Mesa in 2004 to be with his family.

His favorite pastimes were spending time with family and friends, fishing, baseball, golfing, watching John Wayne movies, and listening to good old country music.

He truly was the best father, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend any of us could ever wish for. This old world was a far better place having him in it. We will all miss him greatly, especially that big Irish smile and his kind and gentle ways. We do know he went to a much better place. Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church, located at 1244 S. Power Road, Mesa. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice, 1550 S. Alma School Road, suite 101, Mesa, 85201, or to The American Cancer Society at (800) 227-2345 or www.cancer.org.

Shanna Carlene Rodenbaugh

Shanna Carlene Rodenbaugh, beloved daughter of Patrick and Gwen Rodenbaugh of Kemmerer, Wyo., and Dianne Wynkoop of Kingman, returned to the arms of our Heavenly Father, where she joins her brother, Joshua, and her grandmother, Edna, who preceded her in death.

She is survived by her parents; her daughter, Daniella; grandparents, Bud and Carlene Rodenbaugh; grandfather, Dan Wynkoop; brother, Dillon; sister, Trisha; nephew, Trent; and many uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.

Born on Feb. 11, 1982, in Kingman, she endeared herself to many with her loving, giving nature.

Shanna fought a disability with great courage, attempting to rise above physical limitations, proving herself to be an individual who didn't give in, no matter the challenge. As a friend, she accepted others as they were and found good where some may have focused on liabilities.

A brave, compassionate person, she will be sorely missed by her family and those who loved her.

Our thanks go to the Kingman Regional Medical Center family ­ the doctors, nurses, aides and all those who had a part in providing living care and hope to this young woman over the years.

A memorial service will be held at St. John's United Methodist Church, 1730 Kino, at 10 a.m. Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to an education fund for her daughter, Daniella, c/o Mission Bank, 2439 Hualapai Mountain Road, Kingman AZ 86401, account number 150005973.