Obituaries for November 29, 2005

Richard S. Brock

Richard S. "Dick" Brock of Kingman passed away at his home on Nov. 15, 2005. Dick was born Jan. 1, 1911, in Portland, Ore. He was 94 years old.

Dick came to Kingman in 1936 after spending a year in Hollywood, Calif., trying to launch a career singing in the movies.

He gave up his hopes of breaking into the movies and bought a train ticket to the nearest town outside of California, which was Kingman.

Upon arriving in Kingman, Dick decided to do something he thought he would like best ­ cattle ranching.

He worked for John Neal about three and a half years and then went to work for Pete Bartmus on the Wagon Bow Ranch in 1940.

It was while he was working on the Wagon Bow that he met the love of his life, Betty.

Betty was Pete Bartmus's oldest daughter, and when the family came to the ranch for the summer, Dick and Betty met and were then married in December of 1940.

Dick and Betty moved to Kingman from the Wagon Bow when their children were old enough to attend school.

Dick went to work for the Mohave County Sheriff's Office as a deputy sheriff. He worked as a deputy about five years.

During that time, he volunteered as a Little League coach and found he enjoyed working with young people, especially in his work as a law enforcement officer trying to keep kids straightened out before they had serious problems with the legal system.

This interest led to his appointment in 1956 as Mohave County probation officer. Dick retired as chief probation officer in 1974.

Dick is survived by his wife of 64 years, Betty; and his sons, Phil (Dana), Steve (Gale), and Gary (Gracie); and his grandchildren, Cassie and Justin.

His many friends and his family will miss him.

Memorial services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at Mountain View Cemetery.

The family suggests in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kingman Hospice, 3269 Stockton Hill Rd., Kingman, AZ 86401.

Douglas MacKenzie Lane

Douglas MacKenzie Lane, 50, of Golden Valley died Nov. 26, 2005, at his home in Golden Valley.

He was born Sept. 4, 1955, in Pontiac, Mich.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Lane; and his mother, Florence Ruland of LaVerne, Calif. He is also survived by his daughter, Ryan (Tim) Brendel of Colonial Heights, Va.; son, Jason Lane of Kingman; and stepsons, Tyler (Dani-Jeanne) Lawrence, Clayton Lawrence and Cody Lawrence, all of Kingman. He is survived by three sisters, Sharon Carver of San Diego, Rhea Strand of Paradise, Calif., and Janet (Vincent) Trujillo of Golden Valley; and two brothers, Cameron (Janet) Lane of Silverton, Ore., and Bradley (Jeannie) Lane of Castaic, Calif. He also had one grandchild, Tavis.

Viewing will be from 9 to 11 a.m. on Thursday with the service to follow at 11 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home, 1701 Sycamore Ave., Kingman.

The family suggests donations to the American Cancer Society.

Albert Norman Brown

Albert Norman Brown, 84, of Kingman died Nov. 27, 2005, in Kingman.

He was born Nov. 28, 1920, in Williams.

A service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 6 at the Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, Calif.

Sutton Memorial Funeral Home is handling arrangements.