Arturo “Art” Gonzales died tragically at the young age of 26 years on Friday, May 12, 2006. He was born March 10, 1980, in Tulare, Calif.
Art loved to be in the desert shooting cans and hunting rabbits. He also enjoyed a good night of drinking beer, eating Alfonso’s Mexican food and being with friends and family, especially his kids, who he would be wrestling with on the floor or giving rib checks to everyone who walked by him. He will be loved and missed terribly!
Art is survived by his wife, Andrea Gonzales; and three children, A.J., LaTocha and Jayson Gonzales; and numerous nieces, nephews and close friends. He is also survived by his mother, Sally Martinez of Tulare; his grandparents, Louis and Esperanza Gonzales of Visalia, Calif.; his brothers, Joe and Carlos Gonzales of Tulare; sisters, Olivia Martinez and Desiree Gonzales, both of Tulare, and Celeste Gonzales of Visalia. Also surviving are Art’s aunts, Olga Gordon of Fowler, Calif., Sylvia Chapparro of Coalinga, Calif., and Marylou Palacios of Visalia; and cousins, Peter Griego, Jesus Rojas, Andrew Rojas Jr., Jason Rojas, Marina Silva, William Soto, Orlando Soto, Eric Silva, David Palacios, Mark Palacios, Marysa Palacios and Conner Gordon. Art was preceded in death by his father, Jose Luis Gonzales; his aunt, Rosa Elva Zamora; and his grandmother-in-law, Stella Kaudy. He will be loved and missed forever!
His service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 18, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home, 1701 Sycamore Ave., Kingman.
Joey Maloy, our loving son, brother, nephew and uncle, passed away at his home in Kingman on Friday, April 28, 2006. He fought a long, hard battle with cystic fibrosis and lived to be 38 years old.
All of his friends and family will miss him greatly. He was friendly with a super sense of humor. He cared deeply for his friends and family.
Hockey was one of his favorite sports; playing his drums was a lifelong joy.
He dearly loved his one and only niece, Courtney Nichols. He enjoyed teaching her new things like golf and computer games. She frequently would go to his house where they would turn the music up loud and sing and dance.
He is also survived by loving parents Cheryle and Larry Lee; sisters, Lisa White and Geri Maloy; aunts, Diane Buzan, Carol Booser and Patty Ellis; uncles, Joe Powers, Bob Busan and Mike Maloy; and a special cousin, Kimberly Ellis; and all of his wonderful cousins.
He will also be missed by his sweet friend, Kendra Hixson, whom he called “Desert Barbie,” as well as her grandmother, Grandma Pat.
There will be a celebration of his life at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, at 4893 Bond St., Kingman.
Susie Powell, also known as “Zip,” “The Mom,” “Nice Lady” and “Susie Q,” passed suddenly on Thursday, May 11, 2006. She was born Sept. 29, 1941, in Fairmont, W.Va., and was the beloved wife of 43 years to Jimmy Powell; Mom to Mark Powell (Kristin) of Lincoln, Neb., T.J. (Joe) of New Orleans and Amy Leslie (Scott) of Rochester Hills, Mich.; Grammy of Ben, Hannah and Abbey Powell, and Sam and Max Leslie; and sister of Bunny Dunlap (Bill) of Sarasota, Fla.
Susie was co-owner of Powell Furniture and an accomplished, award-winning decorator for over 30 years. She was known to many for her caring and loving nature. Her bread making was revered far and wide. She was a lover of flowers, kids, animals, anything pink, homemaking and Jeff Gordon’s #24. She was a collector of antiques and ducks; she was also known to never be without her faithful camera. Her love of Christmas will be treasured by the many who shared this time with her. She was truly a gifted, wonderful person with an unlimited capacity to love.
Visitation and funeral services will be held at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 18, and the funeral will take place at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 19. The burial will be held at Mountain View Cemetery immediately following the service.
A reception will take place at the Powell’s home immediately following.
Viola H. Bussen, 83, of Kingman passed away Monday, May 15, 2006, in Kingman. She was born May 28, 1922, in Aurora, Ill.
Viola moved to Kingman with her husband, Robert, 41 years ago from Aurora, Ill.
She was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking, sewing, crocheting, knitting and painting. What she loved more than anything else was providing a lovely home for her husband and raising her two daughters.
Viola was preceded in death by her loving husband of 61 years, Robert, and a brother Ronald Cinto of Illinois. She was the eldest of six children. Viola is survived by her daughter, Patricia Reichard and husband Barry of Kingman; and daughter, Sandra Cowin and husband Donald of Kingman.
She is also survived by four grandchildren, Laurene Allen and husband Donald (Eddie) of Kingman, Kenny Fahrlander and wife Nicole of Boise, Idaho, Don Cowin and wife Susan of Eugene, Ore., Jennifer Campbell and husband Steve of Kingman; and five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers, George Cinto and Albert Cinto of Illinois; and two sisters, Jean Flynn and Martha Padilla, also of Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.
Viola was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. She was a loving mom, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved to be around people, especially her family, which she cherished. She instilled great virtues and values in her children and their families, none of which was greater than love. This was willingly and graciously returned to her many times over by her entire family. She will be greatly missed and never forgotten by anyone whose life she touched.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 22, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home, 1701 Sycamore Ave. Interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery.
A gathering of friends and relatives will be held immediately after at 2863 Mountain Trail Way.