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Obituaries for November 8, 2005

Dorothy M. Swadener

Dorothy M. Swadener, 82, of Kingman died Monday, Nov. 7, 2005, in Kingman. She was born Jan. 19, 1923, in Spartanburg, S.C.

Viewing will be from 9 to 10 a.m. on Friday, with services immediately following at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home.

Burial will be at Lake Havasu Memorial Gardens, Lake Havasu City.

Joseph Stratman

Joseph Stratman, 84, of Kingman died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2005, in Kingman. He was born Jan. 25, 1921, in Sturgis, N.D.

Sutton Memorial Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Richard E. Shortridge

Richard E. Shortridge, 71, of Kingman died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2005, in Kingman. He was born Feb. 22, 1934, in Redondo Beach, Calif.

Sutton Memorial Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Mary Catherine Johnson

Mary Catherine Johnson, 59, of Kingman died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2005, in Kingman.

She was born Aug. 14, 1946, in Phoenix.

Viewing will be from noon to 2 p.m. on Nov. 9, 2005, with service following at 2 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home.

Burial will be in the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, Phoenix.

Robert Earl Riggenbach

Robert Earl Riggenbach, June 1, 1928, to October 16, 2005, was born in Paulding, Ohio, to Arthur and Dorothy Marie Kauser Riggenbach. Bob served his country as a Merchant Marine during WWII. He moved to Kingman in 1956 and started working for Ford Proving Grounds in Yucca, AZ, as a driver/mechanic. In January 1986 he retired after 30 years of service as a senior mechanic, and started pursuing his real joys in life, traveling, black powder hunting, and fishing. He is survived by his spouse of over 43 years, Nadine (Trudy) Riggenbach, three children, John and Garry Riggenbach of Kingman, and daughter, Susan Brown (Chris) of Yuma. He also leaves behind six grandchildren, Ryan and Randy Riggenbach, Christian Crowder, Samantha North, Khrista-Sue Corpron, and Bryan Brown; seven great grandchildren, Melissa Cochran, John and Collin Crowder, Christopher and Katelyn Corpron, Jaron Riggenbach, and Devon North. He was preceded in death by his son, Charles Riggenbach, and grandson, Rusty Riggenbach. He will also be leaving behind many nieces, nephews, and good friends.

Bob was a resident of Kingman for over 50 years. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, and loved to play golf. He was a member of the Walapai Mountain Free Trappers Black Powder Gun Club, and then Chloride Black Powder Club. He was most recently a member of the Mohave Sportsman Club. He will always be lovingly remembered as SOB, Sweet Ole Bob.

A Celebration of Life is tentatively planned for November 6th, continent on good weather (otherwise it will be held in the Spring) at Mountain Meadows Edition, the property north of town. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice. The family would like to thank Hospice for their kindness and help.