Long / Terrin

Johnnie Lee Long

Johnnie Lee Long, 71, of Kingman died Monday, Oct. 16, 2006, in Kingman. He was born May 22, 1935, in Hartford, Ark.

He moved to Kingman a year ago from California.

Johnnie is a veteran of the U.S. Army. He worked as a mechanic.

Johnnie is survived by his wife of 43 years, Judith of Kingman; two daughters, Debbie (Wes) Thomas of San Diego and Kristina (Eric) Long of San Diego; and one son, Rick Long of Kingman.

He is also survived by four grandchildren, James (Drina) Thomas, Sarah Thomas, Devin Sakariasan and Colin Sakariasan; and two great-grandchildren, Trinity and Tiffany Thomas. Johnnie is survived by three brothers, Jack, Gary and Rick Long; one nephew, Mike Long; and four nieces, Michelle Heil, and Jennie, Ashley and Nichole Long.

He was a loving father, and devoted husband, always there when anyone needed him, and he is survived by many friends.

Visitation will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 23, with the service to follow at 11 at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home, 1701 Sycamore Ave. Interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery, 1301 Stockton Hill Road.

All donations can be made to the American Cancer Society in his name.


Madeline Malloy Terrin

Madeline Malloy Terrin passed away peacefully following a short illness with her family at her side on Oct. 15, 2006, at the Hospice of the East Valley in Mesa. Madeline was born in Yankton, S.D., on Aug. 23, 1917.

As a very young child, she came with her family to Arizona in 1926. They lived on many ranches in northern Arizona, none of which had electricity in those days. Finally, they moved into town, first Jerome and then to St. Johns.

There she attended primary and high school where she was an outstanding basketball player. Following graduation from secretarial school, she went to work for the Arizona State Welfare Department in St. Johns. Here, she met her husband of 61 years, Richard Terrin (1911 to 2002).

They were married in Phoenix in 1941 and moved to Kingman.

After World War II, they returned to their home in Kingman to raise their family. She joined the Arizona Employment Department in the early 1950s and remained with that agency in Kingman until her retirement. While she was often quiet and never flashy or gregarious, she was very organized and efficient in all her endeavors.

She was an active member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, serving in many capacities, especially the Altar Society.

She was an active member of the Kingman Soroptimists, an international organization for business and professional women who provide volunteer services to their communities. Her civic volunteer service included many years on the Mohave County Fair Commission. In recent years, she enjoyed volunteering with the Mohave Museum of History and Arts.

Her friends were many, and whether they were pioneers or newcomers, she loved them all.

One of her favorite groups was what she referred to as "My Breakfast Club." Though she started from humble beginnings, her quiet determination and soft manner led to her success as a professional woman genuinely respected by her peers.

Madeline is survived by her son, Rick Terrin, and his wife Dr. Karen Abbott of Reno, Nev.; her daughter, Sue O'Neill of Mesa; her son, Ron Terrin and his wife Janene of Fort Collins, Colo.; Linda Jo Terrin of Kingman; and her sister, Elsie Foley of Phoenix. Her grandchildren include: James, Jonathan, Brad, Katie, Kevin, Janaya, Adam and Kaylee; and her great-grandchild is Taryn Joy Daily.

A memorial service will be held at noon on Saturday, Oct. 21, at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to Mohave Museum of History and Arts, 400 W. Beale St., Kingman, AZ 86401 or KRMC Hospice, 3269 Stockton Hill Road, Kingman, AZ 86409