Donald Jess “D.J.” Roundy
Our Lord called Donald Jess “D.J.” Roundy home on Friday, April 7, 2006, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
D.J. was 37 years old, born on March 29, 1969, in Riverside, Calif. As a child growing up, he lived in Kingman and Ventura, Calif.
After graduating from Kingman High School in 1988, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and proudly served his country for four years. Following his military service, he joined Calvary Chapel Church in Oxnard, Calif., and worked as a missionary for three and a half years, caring for 45 to 52 children at the El Reino de Los Ninos orphanage in Manedero, Mexico. He served as the first bilingual worship leader at Calvary Chapel, Ensenada. His time at the orphanage defined his life as a giving, caring person who loved to help others while asking nothing in return.
He was a man of the earth, a bond formed as a child by helping his father build an adobe house. He loved all outdoor activities: surfing trips to Salsepuedes, Mexico; parasailing in Puerto Vallarta; snowboarding trips to Brianhead, Utah; mountain biking in the Southwest; motorcycling; annual camping trips with his family and friends to El Capitan, Baja Calif., and Lake Shasta; deep-sea fishing in Elk, Calif.; sailing trips to the Channel Islands; hiking in central Washington State; target shooting; and, in general, exploring the Mojave Desert of northwest Arizona in his four-wheel-drive pickup.
He is survived by his parents, Missy Jo Roundy of Kingman and Elno and Sandra Roundy of Kingman; five sisters, Alissa Roundy of Sheffield, England, Teresa Roundy and brother-in-law Jason McFarland of Morro Bay, Calif., Gemma Barsby of Elk, Georgia Ziegler of Long Beach, Calif., and Stevie Marie Carrillo of Kingman; grandmother, Cleo Roundy of Wenatchee, Wash.; grandfather, Henry Silva of Chandler; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
D.J. loved to work with his hands as a carpenter and a tile mason. After his service as a missionary, he traveled to Tijuana, Mexico, with the different churches to build homes on weekends.
D.J. had planned to go to Louisiana to help build homes for the Katrina victims but fell ill.
His last job was working outdoors in the White Hills north of Dolan Springs for the Mardian Ranch, where he built fence, operated a front-end loader and boom truck, and salvaged joshua trees and cactus for resale in Las Vegas.
It was also D.J.’s strongest wish that everyone he met would find God and allow Him into their hears and to have inner peace. D.J. valiantly fought cancer for seven years and never once complained. In honor of this incredible accomplishment, the family feels that D.J., in lieu of flowers, would love to have contributions made to his beloved orphanage. Please make check out to: The Kids’ Kingdom, 4510 Villas Drive, Bonita, CA 91902.
Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 13, with services to follow at 11 a.m., both at the Kingman Christian Church, 2830 Gordon Drive, Kingman.
Nathan Santiago Pagan, 85, passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2006. He was born in Hilo, Hawaii, on Oct. 19, 1920, and was a resident of Kingman since 1957.
Nathan was a retiree of Mohave County court house and an usher at St. Mary’s Catholic Church for many years.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Nathan Pagan III, three brothers and one sister.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Felisita E. Pagan; two sons, Nathan Pagan Jr., and Gary Pagan; two daughters-in-law; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and three sisters. He will forever be missed and loved by all of his family and many friends.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 13, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home, 1701 Sycamore Ave., Kingman.
Kathryn Nicolett Klotsch, died April 4, 2006, in Oklahoma City at the age of 106. Kathryn was born to Anthony and Domenica (Bettaga) Nicolett on Dec. 26, 1899, in Krebs, Indian Territory.
She attended elementary school in Bache, Okla., and high school in McAlester, Okla., where she graduated with the class of 1918. She moved to Kingman where she met her future husband, William Klotsch. They were married in Oklahoma City on June 21, 1937. She taught school in Arizona from 1932 to 1962. After her husband’s death in 1984, she returned to Oklahoma.
Kathryn was a member of Eastwood Baptist Church, where she was a strong supporter of the Oklahoma Baptist Home for Children. She loved people and especially the children. She was a very bright and active 106-year-young lady. She loved to read and was an avid walker. She also loved tatting and shared many of her doilies throughout her life with her friends and acquaintances.
Graveside services were held on April 9 at Mount Calvary Cemetery in McAlester, Okla. A memorial of her life was held at Eastwood Baptist Church on April 11.
Donations may be made to: Eastwood Baptist Church Building Fund, 12251 E. Reno, Midwest City, OK 73130, or the Oklahoma Baptist Home for Children Boys Ranch Town, 5100 S. E. 33, Edmond, OK 73013.
Wendell Wayne Troemper, 67, of Kingman died Friday, April 7, 2006, in Kingman. He was born March 14, 1939, in Topeka, Kan.
Interment will be in Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Boulder City, Nev. Arrangements are being handled by Sutton Memorial Funeral Home.