Seventy-one year Kingman resident Ervin Leon McBrayer passed away quietly in Kingman on June 12, 2006, from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Services will be held on Monday, June 19, at St. Johns United Methodist Church, 1730 Kino Ave., officiated by Pastor Michael Bryant.
There will be a viewing from 9 to 10 a.m. in the sanctuary at St. John’s. The service will begin at 10 in the sanctuary, followed by the committal at Mountain View Cemetery. A reception will begin at noon at the Elks Lodge.
Ervin was born Oct. 28, 1927, in Vera, Texas. He was the youngest of nine children born to William Boyde and Mamie Jane (Bromley) McBrayer. The family moved to Kingman in 1935.
He graduated from Mohave County Union High School in 1946 where he lettered in varsity basketball and football and was also on the State All-Star Football team. Ervin served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Occupation between 1946 and 1948. In May 1948, he and high school sweetheart, Betty Jane Brady, were married.
Ervin worked at Davis Dam and later was the owner of McBrayer’s Atlantic Richfield service station. In 1962, he started a career in real estate and was the owner/broker of Highland Realty, retiring in 1995.
Ervin was a lover of sports and was very active in Senior Little League with his sons. He was a charter member of Mohave County Board of Realtors, past president of Kingman Board of Realtors, past president and charter member of the Mohave Lions Club and a 60-year member of Kingman Elks Lodge No. 468.
Ervin was preceded in death by his wife and best friend, Betty Jane McBrayer; father, William Boyde McBrayer; mother, Mamie Jane Bromley McBrayer; brothers, William, Bud, Alva K, Raymond and Albert; and sisters, Lena Sukow, Evelyn Morse and Jeanette Chaney.
He is survived by three children, Mary Marlene Payne and her husband Joe of La Mesa, Calif., Patrick Boyd McBrayer and his wife Charlene of Kingman, and William Henry McBrayer of Las Vegas. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, Cynthia Payne, Jennifer Payne, Brian Payne (Amy), Stephanie Bradley (Michael), Patti Commisso (David), Matthew McBrayer, Nicole McBrayer, Sarah McBrayer and Kelly McBrayer, as well as two great-grandsons, R. Leon Payne and Mikey Bradley. In addition, he is survived by numerous nieces and nephews and their children.
Ervin’s family and many friends will miss his love, cheerful spirit, infectious smile and confident nature.
The family would like to thank the staff of hospice, Betty Lou Reed, Dana Brock and Lynn Foster for the many hours dedicated to Ervin’s care.
The family appreciates all who have sent cards, flowers, visited and prayed for our father, grandfather and friend.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Johns United Methodist Church, KRMC Hospice or the Mohave Museum.
Pilar Fernandez Paa, age 76, passed away at home peacefully on June 7, 2006, with her loving family at her side in Kingman. She was born on Dec. 27, 1929, in the Philippines. Pilar and her family took a leap of faith and immigrated to the United States. She requested that her remains be brought back to the Philippines as her final resting place.
Pilar Paa is survived by her husband, Angel Paa; four children and their spouses, Cristina (Howard) Green of Oakland Hills, Calif., Rebecca (Benjamin) Corpuz of Kingman (formerly of Gilbert), Isaias Ike (Stella) Paa of Fremont, Calif., and Rosedelia (James) Redwood of Glenmont, N.Y.; grandchildren, Melissa Faith, Michael Ward, Elizabeth Corpuz, Phillip Paa, Angelica Paa, Melissa Paa Redwood and Daniel Redwood; and great-grandchildren, Sabrina Farthing, Jacob Farthing, Isabella Ward and Michael Ward Jr. She is also survived by her sister, Dominga Camba of Cagayan, Philippines; and several nieces and nephews. She will be missed by all her loved ones.
Her family would like to say many thanks to the visiting medical staff of Hospice of the Valley, East Valley and New Hope Hospice of Kingman, and her friend Christine Yearout for their kindness and loving care during our mother’s long illness. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Condolences and thoughts can be made to her family at www.lietz-frazefuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home and Crematory, Lake Havasu City.
Robert J. “Bob” Dougherty>, 83, passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2006, at Kingman Regional Medical Center. He was born on July 29, 1923, in Portal, N.D., to George and Leona Dougherty.
Bob was an Oregon logger and self-employed for 60 years. He enjoyed playing his guitar with different bands. He was also an excellent pool player. Bob was a member of the Eagles Lodge #3744 for many years.
He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Donnie Dougherty of Kingman; one daughter, Shirley Farley of Casa Grande; one stepson, Keith Pasley of Kingman; one brother, Dan Dougherty of Portland, Ore.; two sisters, Elaine Morurey of Salem, Ore.; and Fay Grantham from Fairbanks, Alaska; one grandson and one great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, George and Leona Dougherty, and two sons.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 16, at Desert View Funeral Chapel, 2215 E. Northern Ave., Kingman.