Elden “Andy” James Anderson, born Sept. 17, 1929, in Salt Lake City, died peacefully in his sleep after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He fought a brave fight – never gave up hope.
He is survived by his long-time companion of 30 years, Elva McCluskey; one sister, Shirley Bowman of Studio City, Calif.; son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Ann Anderson of Paulden, Ariz.; and daughter and son-in-law, Denise and Steve Roby; and grandchildren, Keith, Erika, Steven and Sean Roby, all of Kingman.
He will be remembered and missed for his quick wit, intelligence and wonderful sense of humor. He was an accomplished artist and left a legacy of his many works.
Per his request, in lieu of a memorial service, a donation will be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163. All donations made to this cause will be greatly appreciated by Andy’s family and friends.
Antonio Toussaint Coté, age 67, from Kingman passed away on May 4, 2006, at the Bob Stump VA Medical Center in Prescott. “Tony” was born on Nov. 1, 1938, in Québec, Canada, to Gideion and Irene Coté.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 13, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints church on Rutherford Road in Kingman. Chino Valley Funeral Home cared for the family.
Joseph (Joe) H. Gradus passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2006. He was 95. Born in Eastern Europe, he immigrated to this country at the age of 10 with his family. They settled in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Joe was always proud to be an American and was always a Brooklyn boy wherever life took him. He lost his father at 14, and being the oldest of four children, left school to work and help raise his siblings. He and his mother, Bella, did a fine job.
In 1932, Joe married his childhood sweetheart, Helen Goldstein. They loved each other very much and were a match made in a Neil Simon production. Helen left Joe, passing from this life in June of 2004. He missed her every day and surely is with her now.
Joe served in the Army infantry in World War II, receiving the Silver Star for five major battles in the European-African campaign, and was injured in France. Returning home to his Helen, he gradually recovered and resumed civilian life as a manufacturer of lamps. Joe was extremely proud of his military service and remained supportive of veterans’ causes all of his life.
Joe relocated with his wife and daughter to Berwick, Pa., in 1958. His business, Fulton Manufacturing Co., which had grown considerably, brought them to the area. They survived the initial shock of country life and settled in to enjoy the green countryside, building a home and a life there. They remained in Pennsylvania until moving to Arizona/Nevada in February of 2000.
Joe and Helen lived in Laughlin, Nev., until Helen’s state of health brought them to Kingman to be closer to their daughter. They loved the warm weather and the excitement of the casino atmosphere. Joe loved to play Poker and shoot dice, while Helen enjoyed Bingo and slot machines. They called it “resort living.”
Joseph is survived by his brother, Ben Gradus and wife Sonya of Hollywood, Fla.; daughter and son-in law, Sharon and Peter Weber of Kingman; granddaughter, Bridget Trapane and husband Joshua Lange of Bloomsburg, Pa.; grandson, Sean Trapane and wife Brooke of Berwick, Pa.; and great-grandchildren, Gianni and Isabella Trapane of Berwick, Pa. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Helen and Marcia, and his grandson, Philip Trapane.
Joe was a voracious lover of life and enjoyed a good time. He made friends easily and will be remembered by many. When the party got boring, he always got up and found another one – that’s just how he was – that’s just what he did!
Burial will be at Mountain View Cemetery with services held graveside at 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, followed by a gathering at the home of Sharon and Peter Weber at 715 Parkview Ave., in Kingman.
Glenda Ann McAnally, 55, of Kingman died Wednesday, May 3, 2006, in Kingman. She was born March 3, 1951, in Gideon, Mo.
She was a resident of Kingman for the past six years, having moved here from Phoenix. She was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She loved flower arrangements, Betty Boop and Coca Cola collectibles.
Glenda is preceded in death by her son, Edward, who died at birth. She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Jim McAnally; her mother, Robie Surratt; two sons, Robert McAnally of Kingman and Jimmy McAnally of Phoenix; one daughter, Sheila McAnally of Kingman; and four granddaughters, Daynea and Destiny McAnally of Kingman and Britny and Jenny McAnally of Phoenix. She is also survived by two brothers, Mark Surratt of Phoenix and Dwayne Surratt of Kingman; and four sisters, Lola Surratt of Kingman, Becky Akerman of Kingman, Loretta Luna of Prescott and Flora Franklin of Modesto, Calif.
Her service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home, 1701 Sycamore Ave., Kingman.