Obituaries for October 28, 2005

David MacNeil Frazza, born in Saskatoon, Sask., on March 26, 1924, died Oct. 24, 2005, of pneumonia at the age of 81. Forever a "Marine" veteran of WWII, David was a loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather, an active community businessman and volunteer.

David first lived in Kingman from 1947-1950, seeking new adventures after the war. After a 27-year hiatus in the cold and snow of Syracuse, N.Y., and forever aching for the warmth and friendliness of Kingman, he returned with his family in 1977, at which time he bought Uptown Drug Store from Alex Thompson.

During his stay in Kingman David always made time to be actively involved in the American Cancer Society, the Soap Box Derby, the Super Stars competition and the endeavors of his wife and children and grandchildren.

David is survived by Lorraine, his wife of 59 years; his two sons, Michael (Donna) and David; his five daughters, Donna (Dan), Delores, Diane (Gordon), Debbie (Harold), and Missy (Rod); thirteen grandchildren, Dawn, Kimberly (Greg), Danielle, Mandi (Jim), Dana, Kristi, Derek, Giovanna, Karly, Hannah, Samantha, Alyssa, and Katie; and four great-grandchildren, Alexa, Steven, Kayleigh, and Matthew; two sisters, Josie and Giovanna and numerous nieces and nephews.

David will be greatly missed. A celebration of his life and explorations will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kingman Cancer Care Unit, P. O. Box 561, Kingman, AZ 86402.

Paul Jerome Freeman, 71, of Kingman passed away Oct. 22, 2005, in Kingman.

Mr. Freeman was born July 29, 1934, in Danville, Va. He moved to Kingman in 1980. Before retirement, he was employed at KRMC and Citizen Utilities.

Mr. Freeman is survived by his children, Paula and Justin of Kingman and Samuel of Georgia; a sister, Sandra Boaz of Tennessee; and a brother, Wayne of Virginia. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Mollie Bett; a sister, Helen Williams; and two brothers, Clyde and Milford.

A memorial service will be held at Grace Lutheran Church at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005.

William Edward LaBelle, 69, of Frankfort, formerly from Drayton Plains and AuGres, Mich., died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2005, at Munson Medical Center. He was born Dec. 7, 1915, in Detroit, the son of Peter and Irene LaBelle. William married Doris A. Bloomstrand on July 4, 1953, in Utica, Mich., and she preceded him in death on Dec. 11, 2001. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II; after his tour he received an honorable discharge. William also resided in Golden Valley. He was a Quarter Master for the VFW Post No. 9833 in Dolan Springs from 1985-89.

Surviving are his children, Karen (Dan) Mondragon of Santa Fe, N.M., David (Priscilla) of Waterford, Mich., William (Leanne) of Lehigh Acres, Fla., Cynthia (Philip) Myers of Frankfort, and Bonnie (Robert) Flores of Golden Valley; grandchildren, Dawn VanDyke, Thomas Bradley, Amber and Gordon LaBelle, Nathan, Kyle and Holli Charbonneau, Dave LaBelle, Jr., Emma and Starla Flores; five great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Grace Neal of Dolan Springs; and brother-in-law, Robert (Peggy) Bloomstrand of Leonard, Mich. He was also preceded in death by his son-in-law, Dennis Charbonneau.

Memorial/committal service will be at a later date at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City, Nev. Those desiring may make contributions to the Munson Manor Hospitality House, 1220 Medical Campus Drive, Traverse City, Mich. 49684. The Frankfort Chapel of McElduff-Jowett Funeral Homes & Cremation Service is handling the arrangements.

James Franklin Osborne, born March 7, 1940, in Cawood, Ky. passed Oct. 13, 2005. He was retired from Southwire, and was a 16-year resident of Kingman.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Homer and Daisy (Nolan) Osborne, his brothers, Elmer, Adrion, Douglas, William, and Charles and sister, Louella. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Barbara, his children, LaDon, Brian, Mark, Amanda, Frank, James, and Kathy, 22 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

He will be missed by all.

Willie Schmidt, 69, of Kingman died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005, in Kingman. She was born Feb. 13, 1936, in Arkadelphia, Ark.

Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31, at Cornerstone Baptist Church with services to follow at 11 a.m. Burial will be at Center Ridge Cemetery, Arkadelphia. Desert View Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.