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Raimon F. Trusty

Raimon F. Trusty, 74, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2005, at Kingman Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Pickering, Mo., in 1931. As a young child, he moved to Colorado and lived in Marino and Flemming and graduated from Haxton High School. As a young man, he married and owned a plumbing business there.

He and his wife had two children, Richard and Sandy. They soon moved to California, where he joined the Local 230 pipe-fitters union. He did deep-sea diving out of New Orleans and then traveled out of the country to many different places, including Africa, England and Nigeria.

He remarried in 1972 and moved his new family to New Orleans, and shortly thereafter, moved to Ramona, Calif., where they built their own home.

With constant hard work and dedication, he received his 40-year pin with the union. He then became a truck driver and mechanic in Long Beach, Calif. Once retired, they moved to Kingman.

His hobbies included camping, traveling, riding motorcycles and flying his Cessna airplanes. He was preceded in death by his mother, Esther; father, Cleo; step-father, Lloyd; sister, Zoe; and daughter, Sandy.

He will be deeply missed by his surrounding family. He is survived by his wife, Dixie of 33 years; son, Richard and wife Karen; daughter, Bonnie and husband Scott; and son, Tim.

He is also survived by five grandchildren, April, Eric, Jessica, Tarin and Tyler; and two great-grandchildren, Daniel and Jermiah.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 22, and burial will be at Mountain View Cemetery immediately following the service.

Wallace John

Tripp Sr.

Wallace (Wally) John Tripp Sr. joined the Lord in Heaven on Aug. 16, 2005. He was born Nov. 22, 1926, in Fall River, Mass.

His grandparents, Lucy and Issac Tripp, raised him from infancy to adulthood. He is a tenth-generation American. He was educated in Westport, Mass. He worked on his grandfather's dairy farm and also was a newspaper carrier for the Fall River Herald News and the New Bedford Standard Times in the late 1930s and early 1940s.

He joined the Navy in 1944 during WWII at the age of 17 and served two years of which one was in the LION 8 Occupation Forces of Okinawa. He was on one of the planes sent to take pictures of the atom bomb destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan.

He returned home and married Pauline V. Parisee at the Immaculate Conception Church in Fall River on Sept. 4, 1948. They moved to California and lived there 40 years. Upon retiring, they moved to Kingman in 1993.

He was an automobile mechanic. He worked for 20 years for GTE as garage supervisor, retiring at age 57. He was a life member of the Knights of Columbus and a fourth degree sir knight.

He has been grand knight twice in the past and also held many other positions within the Knights.

He was an author of many short stories sent to the Library of Congress. He and Pauline traveled to nine countries on their 50th wedding anniversary. They celebrated each anniversary thereafter with cruises throughout the world covering some 23 countries.

Pauline and Wallace have been married for 57 years. Together, they had three daughters and a son: Paula J. Jackson of Golden Valley, Noreen M. Hudson of Palm Desert, Calif., Robin L. Spillman of Oceanside, Calif., and Wallace J. Tripp Jr. of Auburn, Calif.

He leaves a twelfth generation of 10 grandchildren and the thirteenth generation of seven great-grandchildren. Also, a brother, John H. Tripp Jr. of Westport and four sisters, Sharon Mudge and Lucy Lord of Westport, Gertrude Reed of Fall River and Juliette Fridley of Ocala, Fla., survive him.

He leaves a syzygy of life and a free land through his heirs.

He will be cremated and his ashes shall be held until his loving wife joins him. The burial shall be in the Tripp Family Plot in Westport. At that time, his sincere wishes were to praise God Almighty and Jesus and to have God bless Pope John Paul II, his family, loving relatives and friends, and also the good old U.S.A.

Visitation will be held at Sutton Funeral Home in Kingman on Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Rosary is at 6 p.m.

Memorial service will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Kingman on Saturday at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to KRMC Hospice, 3269 Stockton Hill Road, Kingman, AZ 86401, or Kingman Cancer Boutique, 202 N. 4th Street, Kingman, AZ 86401.

Ron E. Olsen

Ron E. Olsen (Ronald Ellis Olsen) of Kingman passed away Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2005, due to complications from injuries sustained Memorial Day weekend in a truck-towing accident near Sun City.

Ron was born Feb. 4, 1939, in Richfield, Utah, to Donald Ellis Olsen and Anne Lucile Greenwood Olsen. They lived in Richfield during Ron's childhood and school years through tenth grade.

The family then moved to Blanding, Utah, where Ron graduated from Blanding High School. Thereafter, he attended Snow College in Ephraim, Utah, and Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

Ron E. Olsen married Ann Louise Francom, daughter of Gordon J. and Reva Christensen Francom, May 12, 1962. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti Utah Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Mr. Olsen is a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he had served in the capacities of Sunday school teacher, teacher development leader, home teacher, and as a member of the High Council of the Lihui Stake in Kawai, Hawaii, for several years. Ron had served as a scoutmaster in the Boy Scouts of America.

Ron is survived by Ann Olsen of Queen Creek, Ariz.; eight children, Ron A. Olsen (Karrissa) of Kingman; Russell G. Olsen (Diana) of Cedar City, Utah; Rand S. Olsen (Shelly) of Queen Creek; Robin Ann (Joseph Robert) Wirthlin of Lexington, Mass.; Rachelle Rae (Kevin) Veal of Springfield, Ore.; Roxane Ruth (Stephen) Whyte of Provo; Ryan C. Olsen (Amber) of Queen Creek; and Rebecca Louise (Alan) McHood of Gilbert; one sister, Margene (Ron) Armstrong of Modjeska Canyon, Calif.,; 24 grandchildren.

One son, Rick Don Olsen, a grandson, Thaddeus Gordon Veal, and one brother, Tony Olsen of Bountiful, Utah, preceded Ron in death.

Ron Olsen is well known for his Rocking "O" horse trailers and livestock equipment which he designed and manufactured in American Fork and Nephi, Utah, then sold and distributed throughout the Western United States and Canada.

Ron also established Western Ambulance Builders at Nephi, Utah, where he designed, manufactured and distributed modular ambulances throughout United States.

Mr. Olsen was very proud of his family. He expressed many times the joy he felt knowing that his sons, sons-in-law, several of his daughters and a daughter-in-law had served missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throughout the world.

Ron felt very happy that Nicholas Klein, his oldest grandchild, is in the Mission Training Center preparing for his mission for the Church in the Mexico Merida Mission. Ron encouraged his children and grandchildren to choose the right and do their best, to work consistently, and he emphasized to them the importance of completing a college education.

Viewing and funeral services will be held Friday in Kingman at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home, 1701 Sycamore Ave., Kingman.

Viewing will be from 1 pm to 1:45 pm. Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m.

Graveside services will be Saturday at 4 p.m. in the Levan Town Cemetery at Levan, Utah, under direction of Anderson Funeral Home, 94 West 300 North, Nephi, Utah.