Dolores “Lola” Benegas - Clifford Hoenicke - Kevin R. Cooley

Dolores “Lola” Benegas

Her family mourns the loss of our beloved mother, sister, grandmother and aunt, but we take consolation knowing that she is at peace with our Lord.

She is now reunited with her loving husband Jim Benegas and is now rejoicing at seeing her sisters, Mary Mendoza, Helen Montez, Louise Cruz, Pearl Benegas, Dora Belle Esquibel and her brother, Trini Esquibel.

She passed from this earth on Feb. 17, 2006, in Tucson. “Lola” was born in Mohave County on Aug. 21, 1911, and was married in 1936 to Leonard “Jim” Benegas. She and Jim had a working ranch for many years near Wikieup on the Big Sandy River. They had one daughter, Dorothy, who now lives in Tucson with her husband Michael Murray. Their son Michael lives in Stillwater, Okla., with his wife Wendy.

“Lola” will be missed by her brothers, Raymond Montez, Frank Esquibel, Lawrence Esquibel and Butch Esquibel. There are many nieces and nephews who will miss her also. She was a shining example for us all and we will always be thankful for knowing and loving her.

Services will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with burial at Mountain View Cemetery.

Clifford Ronald Hoenicke was born June 24, 1928, in Detroit. He died at his home in Kingman on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006.

He is survived by his beloved friend, Lucille Ricks, also of Kingman, who cared for him and brought him great joy in recent years. His ashes will remain in their final resting place at the Utica Cemetery, Utica, Mich.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Bertha Hoenicke; firstborn son, Michael Neil; brothers Roland, George and Wilfred; and his wives, Dolores (who was killed in a motorcycle accident), Garnet and Jackie; brother of the Hoenicke children, Frank Mihelich III, who was also killed in a motorcycle accident.

He is survived by his children, Deborah (Mark) Viher of Jackson, Gerald (Karen) of Fairfield, Calif., Sheryl (Albert) Stanek of Whitewater, Wis., Wanda (Matthew) Verdura, of Shelby Township, Debbie and Robin Hoenicke. He is also survived by two sisters and one brother, Ilein (Jim) Dunkley, of Roseville, Lucille (Bob) Belz of Warren and Jim (Sandy) of Shelby Township; sisters of the Hoenicke children are Michelle Hammons of Plano, Texas, and Kimberly Gundy of Rochester.

A nontraditional memorial dinner was held for family and friends at a family restaurant in Shelby Township at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2006.

Kevin was at the University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nev., when he was called to go to heaven on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006. He was born in Long Beach, Calif. Cooley was a long-time resident of Kingman and Golden Valley.

Kevin is survived by his son, Jeremy Cooley; daughter, Makayla Cooley; his parents, Judy and Joe Deperoni of Golden Valley; his sisters, Tonya Cooley Angerbauger and Tina Smith, both from Arizona; and his brother, Jeff Cooley, also from Arizona.

Kevin also has two half-brothers from Indiana, his aunt, Peggie Long from Arizona; his grandmother, Myrtle Perry from Indiana; nieces, Miranda Cooley, Amanda Cooley, Alexis Cooley; and nephews, Tylor Angerbauger, Justice Angerbauger, Tommy Mundy Jr., and Josh Smith. Kevin also has lots of family in Arkansas and Missouri.

Everyone who knew or met Kevin loved him.

Services will be for family only.