Musgrove / Torgerson

Bill Musgrove

Bill Musgrove of Kingman died Dec. 25, 2006, at the Gardens Care Center. He was born May 27, 1917, in Roundup, Mont.

Bill came to Kingman from Moscow, Idaho, and lived here for 50 years. He had a doctorate degree and taught science and math here at Kingman High School until he retired. He worked for the University of Tucson doing bat banding, and in 1941, he worked for the U.S. Forest Service as a smoke jumper.

He was a member of the Arizona Trapping Association. He was also a captain in the U.S. Marines and served in World War II. He was head of the National Guard in Kingman.

Bill loved to hunt, fish and trap. He was an outdoorsman who wrote a best-selling book on trapping. He also enjoyed lapidary work.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Celeste Musgrove of Kingman; daughter, Trudy Sue Stull (Jim) of Kingman; sons, Terry and Kent Musgrove; sister, Virgil Holliday of White Sulpher Springs, Mont.; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kathy Gentry, in 1978; and his brothers, Jack and Gib Musgrove.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 30, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home on Sycamore Avenue. Burial will be at Mountain View Cemetery following the services.


Vernon Torgerson

Longtime Kingman resident Vernon G. Torgerson, 82, died Dec. 25, 2006, in Kingman.

He was born Dec. 28, 1923, in Brooten, Minn., to Herman and Gurine Torgerson.

He was a decorated Army veteran of World War II and came to Kingman in 1960.

Vernon was a charter member and one of the builders of the original Grace Lutheran Church.

He was a longtime friend of Kingman Mayor Les Byram and was involved for a number of years with the Mohave County Cancer Fair.

Vernon was the former maintenance supervisor for the Kingman School District.

He is survived by his wife, Jeanette; children, Gary Torgerson, Dale Torgerson, Jane Frank, Melvin Torgerson, Iris Blaske, VerJean Fox and Nonette Saville; 17 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Grace Lutheran Church.

Sutton Funeral Home is handling arrangements.