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Mildred M. McKenzie - Eugene D. Robinett - Beverly Mae Smith - Maryellen O’Brien

Mildred was born on Oct. 3, 1914, at Schleswig, Iowa, the daughter of John and Dora (Riessen) Glau.

Mildred entered into rest on Thursday, April 27, 2006, in Las Vegas.

She attended schools in Grant Township.

Mildred lived in Sioux City from 1945 to 1989 when she moved to Kingman.

Later in 2004, she moved to Las Vegas and made her home with both her sons, Dale and Jeannette and Lyle and Yumiko.

Survivors include two daughters and their husbands, Joyce and Roland Gowin of Kingman, and Betty and Vito Dattolico of Sioux City, Iowa; two sons and their wives, Lyle and Yumiko McKenzie of Las Vegas, and Dale and Jeannette McKenzie of Las Vegas; 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; and 28 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Laurence and one brother, Edwin Glau.

There will be a memorial service at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 3, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 3958 N. Bank St. A light supper will follow.

Colonel Eugene Drew “Gene” Robinett (USAF retired) was born in Los Angeles on Nov. 25, 1931, and passed away on May 21, 2006, in El Paso, Texas.

Gene and his parents moved to Mohave County in 1933 and he spent his early childhood in Yucca while his father worked at the Boriana Mine in the south Hualapai Mountains. In 1942, he moved closer to Kingman when his parents purchased the Hunt homestead, located about three miles northwest of Kingman. He attended local schools and graduated from Mohave County Union High School in 1950 with a scholarship to the University of Arizona.

He earned a BS-BPA from the University of Arizona and an MBA from Arizona State University.

He married the former Mary Elizabeth (Betsie) Daeuble in 1956.

While at the U of A, he joined the ROTC and upon graduation joined the Air Force. He graduated from pilot training in 1956 and spent most of his 28-year Air Force career in assignments related to flying. During his career he accumulated more than 5,100 flying hours and flew 10 different airplanes, including the AC-47, B-52, F-86, F-100 and C-141. He was a decorated fighter pilot; aircraft commander/B-52; AC-47 gunship pilot in Vietnam; Wing Commander at the 437th Military Airlift Wing, Charleston AFB-SC; Deputy Director, Maintenance and Supply, USAF HQ at the Pentagon; Director of Air Operations, Allied Forces Northern Europe (NATO) in Oslo, Norway, and personal pilot for former President Lyndon B. Johnson.

In November 1966, he volunteered for assignment to Southeast Asia and received an assignment at Nha Trang, Vietnam. He went on to log over 250 combat missions in the AC-47 gunship, known as Puff the Magic Dragon. In November 1967, he returned to the States and continued to serve in many different capacities at numerous locations. His military awards and decorations include two Distinguished Flying Crosses, two Meritorious Service Medals, 12 Air Medals, two Air Force Commendation Medals and a Combat Readiness Medal.

He retired a full colonel in 1983, and joined and became a partner in a consulting firm, Cypress International, in Alexandria, Va. He retired once again in 1990, and he and Betsie moved to El Paso, “the land of no hurricanes, tornados, earthquakes or floods and advertises 360 sunshine days a year.”

He was a member of the Sierra Club and Order of Daedalians, the National Fraternity of Military Pilots.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Dalton and Ethel Robinett, and sister Janet Pynchon. He is survived by his wife, Betsie; daughters Kathy Thompson (Mike) and Kimberly Morrell (Tim); sons, Troy Robinett (Denise) and Todd Robinett; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother, Dalton Robinett (Jewel); and three sisters, Ruby Bergbauer (Frank), Mary Haizlip (Bernie) and Susan Thomas (Steve); as well as numerous nephews; nieces and cousins.

Visitation was held at Sunset Funeral Home-West in El Paso on Wednesday, May 24, 2006. Funeral Mass was held at St. Patrick Cathedral on Thursday, May 25, 2006. A burial ceremony was held at the Ft. Bliss National Cemetery in El Paso, with full military honors.

Beverly Mae Smith, 68, of Golden Valley died Wednesday, May 31, 2006, in Kingman. She was born Aug. 11, 1937, in Barre, Vt.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home, Kingman. Interment will be in Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Boulder City, Nev.

Maryellen O’Brien, 50, of Kingman died Wednesday, April 26, 2006, in Kingman. She was born Oct. 19, 1955, in Manhattan, New York City, N.Y.

Arrangements were handled by Sutton Memorial Funeral Home, Kingman.