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April 2004


Donald Gray Crislip

Donald Gray Crislip, 80, of Golden Valley, passed away Monday, March 29, 2004, in the comfort of his own home after battling a long illness.

Mr. Crislip, a retired corporate pilot for Dillion International, was born in Colebrook, Ohio, and moved to Golden Valley 16 years ago. Don was a gunner on a Douglas SBD during World War II and was a member of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Ohio. He was also a member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Akron.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Doy and Mary Crislip, and his brothers, Norris, Edward and Robert Crislip.

He is survived by his loving wife, Ann, who cared for him; three sons, Jeffery Crislip of Texas, Richard Crislip of Ohio and Joseph Crislip of Nevada; two daughters, Sandra Fultz of Florida and Linda Crisplin of Colorado; a brother, Roger of Ohio; a sister Dora Marie Carter of Tennessee; and nine grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

Doris L. Fiscel-Hull

Doris Louise Lyons Fiscel-Hull, 88, of Queen Creek, died Tuesday March 30, 2004, at the home of her niece, Grace Palmer, in Queen Creek.

Born in St. Louis, Mo., on July 21, 1915, to John and Sarah Barnaby Lyons, Doris was a schoolteacher for 32 years in Oatman, Peach Springs and Kingman. She taught first through eighth grade during those years.

Survivors in addition to her niece include her daughter, Ellen Taylor of Riverside, Calif., sisters Hazel Herron of Phoenix and Ruth Lance of Hemet, Calif., a sister-in-law, Anna Lyons of Queen Creek; several nieces and nephews; and two stepsons, John Hull and Jerry Hull Jr.

Edith G. Ashurst

Edith Ashurst, 82, passed away Tuesday March 30, 2004, at Gardens Care Center in Kingman.

Mrs. Ashurst was born May 26, 1921, in Ranchester, Wyo.

She moved to Mohave County 27 years ago from Ajo, Ariz. She was a graduate of Klamath Union High School in Klamath Falls, Ore., and a legal secretary for the railroad. She was active in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and enjoyed traveling and reading.

She is survived by: her three sons, Aaron E. Ashurst and his wife, Valerie, of Klamath Falls, Nigel R. Ashurst and his wife, Kimberley, of Las Vegas, Nev., and William F. Ashurst and his wife, Mary, of Kingman; three daughters, Nancy C. Rodriguez and her husband, Junior, of Kingman, Yvonne P. Wisely and her husband, Paul, of Golden Valley and Roxana H. Ashurst and her husband, Craig, of Flagstaff. She also is survived by five grandchildren, Heather A. Henshaw, Christopher J. Henshaw, Iris Ashurst, Paul P. Wisely and Nora R. Wisely; two great-grandchildren, Hunter and Miles; and three grand stepchildren, Sammy, Elias and Isabel.

Clyde Eugene McLoed

Clyde Eugene McLoed made his heavenly reunion on March 28, 2004, after decades of battling heart disease. His life spanned most of the country from his birthplace in Pittsburg, Okla., to many places in California as an ingenious, self-taught, mechanical, golfing, motorcyclist, kilt-wearing engineer that could contrive, build, fabricate and fix anything. Later in life, to his seven grandchildren and seven (plus one Angel) great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews, Clyde was a walking almanac of mechanical information and a veteran of the Korean War. The last three years of his life were spent in Kingman enjoying time with his wife, Joanne, and his brothers Jimmy and his wife Barbara and the recently deceased Jay (Patsy). He is survived by two sisters who live in Phoenix, Dorothy Toney and Wilma Walker. Other immediate prodigy include a daughter, Deborah McQueen and her husband, Todd, and son Michael McLoed and his wife, Mary Ann, who live in Ohio and California respectively. The open house for family and friends shall be held Saturday April 3 at 2 p.m. at the family's residence.

Jim Pickett

Jim Pickett passed away March 30, 2004, at the family home in Kingman after a brief fight with cancer.

Services will be held Saturday, April 3, 2004, at 1 p.m. at the Praise Chapel Church at 419 Harrison St.

Jim worked for Anaconda Mining Co. in Butte, Mont., as an underground miner for many years. He also worked at the Anaconda Smelter in Anaconda, Mont., on the local tram as a switchman.

Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Judy; his children, Helen Pickett and Frank Pickett and Kathy Pickett, all of Orlando, Fla., Jim Barnes and Jessie and David Stiny all of Kingman, and Michael and Polly Pickett of Scottsdale; his grandchildren John, Jessie, Amanda, Paul, Brittnie, Michael, Bradley, Breeanna, Bridget, Christopher, Jacob and of course his loyal companion Button! Sisters and brothers also survive him, Sharon and Gene Harris, Carol and Jerry McGrath, all of Montona, and Joe and Betty Pickett of California; mother-in-law Gladys Weist, other in-laws including Linda Stebbins of Kingman and Jim Weist and Phil and Irene Weist, all of Montana; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Helen Pickett; his brother Robert; sister Vera McGinnis; and grandson Mark Jamieson.

Cecil E. Root

Cecil Everett Root, who was fondly known as "The Old Man," passed away peacefully at the Kingman Regional Medical Center on March 11, 2004.

Cecil was born in St. Charles, Minn. on August 18, 1916, to Fred Root and Mabel Sanders Root.

Cecil is survived by his daughter, Christine, and "sons" Scott and Don and nephews and nieces in state and out of state.

At Cecil's request, there will be no services.

Dean A. Severin

Dean A. Severin, 65, boar born Sept. 20, 1938 in Minnesota and died at home in Golden Valley, Ariz., on Friday, March 19, 2004.

Dean will be sadly missed by: his wife, Mary; his sister, Mary Dee; and his many friends and AA companions.

We will always smile when we remember Dean's crazy sayings.;

He made this world a brighter and better place in which to live.

George Claire Snyder

George Claire Snyder, 61, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2004, in Kingman.

He was born June 19, 1942, in Albany, Calif.

George worked in the automotive industry and was a resident of Kingman for 5 years.

He is survived by: his wife, Beth Snyder of Kingman; his son, George Snyder of Alaska; daughter Catherine Fernandes and her husband Greg; his granddaughter Megan Fernandes; his sister Karen Albrecht and his mother Josie Snyder, all of Kingman.

A celebration of his life will take place Saturday, April 10, 2004, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Snyder home, 9623 Mesa Vista Place at Valle Vista. Everyone is invited to share their stories and memories of George.

Violet Louise Nelson

Violet Louise Nelson, 86, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2004, in Kingman.

She was born April 11, 1917, in Omaha, Neb.

Violet lived in Mohave County for 37 years and was employed with Mohave General Hospital as a payroll clerk. She was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church, the Mohave Museum of History and Arts and a charter member of the Kingman Lioness Club.

Violet is survived by: her three sons, David Nelson of Phoenix, Robert Nelson of Cedar Falls, Iowa and Mark Nelson of Kingman; her daughter Joyce Nelson-Leaf of Las Vegas; her brother, Lars Mogensen of Simi Valley, Calif.; nine grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Services were held on Friday, April 2 and her remains were buried at Mountain View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Powerhouse Kiwanis Foundation, Dollars for Scholars.

Larence "L.C." Jordan

Funeral services for Larence "L.C." Jordan, 71, of Littlefield, died Tuesday, March 30, 2004, in Lamb Healthcare Center in Littlefield, following a lengthy illness, were conducted on April 2, 2004, in Hammons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Art Freeman officiating.

Burial followed in Littlefield Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Hammons Funeral Home of Littlefield.

He was born on April 9, 1932, in Goldthwaite, TX. to Monroe and Estella Jordan. He married Frances Louise Fair on Aug. 9, 1951, in Littlefield. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict from 1951 to 1953 and received the Korean Service Medal with two bronze campaign stars, the U.N. Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. They moved to Lancaster, Calif. where he worked as a carpenter for 17 years. He then followed construction jobs around the country as a millwright until retiring in 1983. He was a Mason and a member of the Missionary Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Wallace and Willard Jordan.

He is survived by: his wife, Frances; a son, Raymond Jordan; two daughters, Karen Durrett and Kayla Jordan, all of Littlefield; three brothers, Shelby Jordan of Lancaster, Calif., Cam Jordan of Kingman and Clifford Jordan of Coeur D'Alene, Id.; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Walter S. Waldo

Walter S. Waldo went home to his Lord and loved ones on his 91st birthday, March 28, 2004, in Kingman. He was born in Underwood, MN. Where he enjoyed growing up with his five brothers and two sisters. Their happy experiences and mild mischief provided an unending source for Walter's storytelling talents. The highlight of many quiet evenings or family gatherings was the delightful stories he shared, from his childhood and of life with his sweetheart, Lois Paine Waldo.

Walter and Lois married on August 13, 1937, in Hewitt, MN. and came West to Oregon shortly thereafter. Throughout their nearly 67 years together, they enjoyed living in a variety of locations, including the beautiful coasts of Oregon and California, the warm, sunshine of San Diego County and the green hills of Napa Valley and Cobb Mountain, Calif. In 1985 they left their beloved mountain home in Loch Lomond, Calif., to enjoy retirement at a slower pace, in Kingman.

Walter held a variety of jobs, including auto mechanic, city bus mechanic, aircraft machinist and maintenance mechanic. He enjoyed the challenges of each job, applying his extensive knowledge and ability. He ended his working career as an engraver at Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Vallejo, Calif. in 1976.

He is survived by: his wife, Lois; daughter Leona Kempf and her husband, Ralph; brother Irvin Waldo and his wife, Margaret, all of Kingman; sister-in-law, Rose Waldo of Portland, Ore.; step grandson Jeff Kempf and his wife Janice of Clearlake, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Ralph E. and Mary L. Waldo; son Ralph Waldo; four brothers, Roy, Elmer, Charles and Ford Waldo; two sisters, Dorothy Raschick and Alice Jenkins.

Memorial services to celebrate his life are scheduled for Saturday, April 10 at 11 a.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene, 4715 N. Stockton Hill.

Lenurma Beard

Lenurma Beard, a Prescott resident for the past six years, joined her husband Albert on April 3, 2004, in death.

She was born in Fouke, Ark. On Dec. 1, 1919.

The majority of Lenurma's life was spent as a housewife in the Kingman area. She enjoyed reading Western novels, painting and fellowship with her Relief Society Sisters at the LDS Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Otis and Sybil Williams; brother, Curtis Williams; two sons, Douglas and Kenneth Beard and her husband of fifty-six years, Albert Beard.

Survivors include one sister, Myrtle Mills of Texas; sons Ralph Beard of Skull Valley, AZ. and Harold Beard of San Marcos, Calif.; stepdaughter Louise Miller of Kingman; ten grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled this Friday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Sutton Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Dennis Anthony Owen

Dennis Anthony Owen, 38, passed away on April 4, 2004, in Kingman.

He was born on June 12, 1965, in Kingman, Ariz.

Dennis was a wonderful father and a great husband, his wife Naomi and his children will dearly miss him.

He is survived by: his wife of 10 years, Naomi; his children, Haley Walters, Sybrena Rose, Dakota Owen and Dusty Owen, all of Truxton, Ariz.; his mother, Candy Owen of Oregon, Ariz. and many family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by two of his children, Brandon and Jeremy Owen and by his father, Donald Owen.

A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, April 10 at 2 p.m. at the Centennial Park.

In lieu of flowers, a benefit account has been set up for the family at Bank of American, account 00465934334.

Wilfred (Whitey) Dechant

Wilfred (Whitey) Dechant, passed away after a long illness, March 22, 2004. Whitey was born on May 20, 1920, in Antonio, Kan.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in North Africa, Italy and Southern France. He was a resident of Mohave County for over 50 years, having made his home in Yucca, Ariz. where he operated the Saguaro Tavern. Whitey retired from the Ford Motor Company.

Whitey is survived by his wife, Minnie M. Dechant; brother Frank Dechant of Denver, Colo.; sisters Norma Campbell of Clovis, N.M., Marilyn Norwalk of Lakewood, Colo. and Esther Toll of Boulder, Colo.

A memorial will be held in Yucca at the Yucca Cemetery on Sunday, April 18 at 10 a.m.

Myrtle Adcock Ralston

Myrtle Adcock Ralston, 98, of Hesperia, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Feb. 29, 2004. She was born in Tahlequah, Okla., Indian Territory, on April 18, 1905.

She married Fred (Buck) Ralston on Dec. 29, 1921. In the 1930's they began moving west, stopping in Kingman, Ariz. with their three children, Fred Jr, Dorothy and Robert (Buster), who passed away in 1938. Buck worked the mines in and around Kingman until 1940; he then moved his family to Harbor City, Calif. where Buck worked for Todd Shipyards while Myrtle worked in the Aircraft Industry throughout the War years. Buck passed away in 1962, ten years later Myrtle retired from Harbor General Hospital and from there she moved to Hesperia, Calif., making it her home until her death.

Myrtle is survived by her daughter, Dorothy Thorsen and her husband Richard, of Silver Lakes; grandchildren, Kenneth and Jean Warren of Wilton, Calif., Dennis Warren of Hesperia, Judy and Tom Roberts of Silver Lakes, James and Tracy Thorsen of MO., Ronald and Linda Ralston of Washington, Skip and Shirley Ralston of Mont., Herald and Diane Ralston of Idaho, Linda and Randy Morrison of Hesperia, Darlene and David Woods of Washington; and all of her great and great great grandchildren, there are 42.

Memorial services were held March 21, 2004, at the Temple Baptist Church. She will be put to rest on April 18 at 2 p.m., along side her husband Buck and her son Buster at the Mountain View Cemetery in Kingman. The services are open to friends of the Ralston family.

Ronald Lee Osborn

Ronald Lee Osborn, 67, passed away April 6, 2004, in Las Vegas, Nev.

He was born on Sept. 4, 1936, in Long Beach, Calif.

Ronald was a member of the Elks, Moose and the American Legion. He also served in the U.S. Air Force. He was employed in the electronics industry and had retired seven years ago.

He is survived by his wife, Jeanette Osborn of Golden Valley; his daughters, Debra, Darlene, Cherri, Kathy, Rachelle and Dina; his sons, Duane and David, all of Nevada; seven grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.

A visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, April 13, 2004, at the Boulder City Family Mortuary from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. The services will immediately follow at Noon at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Chapel in Boulder.

Duane Johnson

Duane Johnson, 78, passed away April 6, 2004, in Kingman.

He was born Sept. 24, 1925, in Blanding, Utah.

Duane was a real estate broker, he ran his own business, Duane Johnson Realty, in Meadview, Ariz. where he made his home.

Duane served in the U.S. Navy during World War II where he was a pharmacist mate. He received his pilot's license and was a active member at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

He is survived by is wife, Deaun of Meadview; daughter, Jeri Johnson of Oxford, England; brother, Kay Johnson and his wife Ila and his sister, Jessie Mae Bradford, all of Blanding, Utah.

Services are scheduled for Monday, April 12 at the LDS Church in Dolan Springs from 10:30 a.m. to Noon, he will be buried in Blanding, Utah.

Lester E. Sones

Lester E. Sones, 88, passed away on April 5, 2004, in Kingman. He was born on Oct. 14, 1915, in Merriman, Neb. Lester was a member of Mohave County for 30 years, having retired from Clark Inc. where he was employed as a floor covering installer. He also served in the Army during World War II as a Fire Control Electrician. Lester was a devoted member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church for 62 years where he also served as a Pathfinder Leader. He is survived by his wife, Nita Sones of Kingman; daughters, Jodi Sones of Waldport, Ore., Michelle Stafford of Albany, Tx., Julie Tosh of Kingman and Carol Roberts of Nuevo, Calif.; his son, Michael Lambert; granddaughter Tiffany Tosh of Kingman and his grandsons, Brandon and Jacob Tosh, Johnny Lambert, all of Kingman and William and Kasey Stafford of Albany, Tx.

Audrey L. Burgett,

Audrey L. Burgett, 65, of Kingman, passed away on Friday, April 9, 2004, at Gardens Care Center in Kingman. Mrs. Burgett was born on May 15, 1938, in Louisiana, Mo. She was a homemaker and a resident of Kingman for 36 years, moving from LaVerne, Calif. She is survived by: her daughter, Carrie Johnson; her three sons, Paul Brian Burgett and his wife Pam and Brad Burgett, all of Kingman, and Dwayne Burgett of Las Vegas, Nev.; her mother, Louise Bell of Jacksonville, Ill.; six sisters, Wanda Hass and her husband Don of Arlington, Texas, Rachel Barlow and her husband John of Bloomington, Ill., Bea Dawson and her husband Jerry of Decatur, Ill., Joyce Mitchell of Springfield, Ill., Zonda Bodiford and her husband Jim of McKinney, Texas, and Penny Underwood of Bloomington, Ill.; her brother Allen Bell and his wife Brenda of Jacksonville, Ill.; and five grandchildren, all of Kingman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Burgett; her father, Everett Bell, and her brother Douglas Bell. Audrey also leaves many friends behind and numerous nieces and nephews. She will be sorely missed and we will all cherish her memory.

Esther Pauline Hayden

Esther Pauline Hayden, born July 11, 1919, passed away on Monday, February 16, 2004, in Kingman.

Pauline is survived by: her son, John Richard of Kingman; sister, Ethelyn of San Diego; niece Sheila; nephew Bill and several cousins in Arizona and Oklahoma. Her loving husband Johnny preceded Pauline to Heaven. The Hayden's owned a dairy in Glendale for many years and moved to Wikieup on the Big Sandy Ranch in the 1960's. They moved to the DK Ranch in the Hualapai's in the 1970s and lived there until 2002.

Cameron T. Foster

Cameron Foster was born April 15, 2004, in Kingman and passed away shortly after his birth. He was survived by his parents, Tabitha Foster and Giovanni Smith; his grandparents, Steven and Tracy Anderson and Keith and Jennifer Foster; great-grandparents Eldon and Sherrol Pitts and Claudia Foster; and great-great-grandmother Edgel Bennett. He also was survived by aunts and uncles Stephanie and David Wick, Jake and Kolby Anderson and and Katrina Hunter; great aunts and uncles Paul and Teri Harnisch, Dan and Trini Theel and Levi and Leigh Pitts; and many cousins.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandfather John Foster and his great- great-grandfather, Eugene Bennett.

Services were held Tuesday, April 20, 2004 at Sutton Funeral Home.

Dolores M. Henthorne

Dolores M. Henthorne of Kingman died Friday, April 16, 2004, at Kingman Regional Medical Center.

She was born Oct. 3, 1926, in St. Paul, Minn.

Dolores was employed as an inspector for Douglas Aerospace in California and had lived in the Kingman area the past 15 years.

She was survived by her daughter Linda Gaddis, son-in-law John Gaddis and granddaughter Kimberly Gaddis, all of Mission Viejo, Calif.; a sister, Marie Juelson of Blackduck, Minn., and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held in Blackduck, Minn.

Sherill Leone Bradley

Sherrill "Granny" died Monday, April 19, 2004. She was born Nov. 9, 1936, in Kingman to Merlin and Verle Davis. She graduated from Mohave County Union High School in 1954 and married her high school sweetheart, Lawson Bradley, soon after. Together they raised two children, Doug and Debbie, both of Kingman.

Sherrill was a lifelong resident of Kingman and retired from Davis Heating and Cooling and Arthur's Sales and Service after 45 years. "Granny" lived for her family and their frequent gatherings. She loved baseball, dancing and camping and never met a stranger. She will be missed by all of those who knew her.

Sherrill was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Lawson Bradley. She was survived by: her son, Doug Bradley and his wife Patty; daughter, Debbie Bradley; a sister, Sherrine Petry and her husband Russ; two brothers, Nolan Davis and his wife Sharon and Wayne Davis and his wife Debbie; grandchildren Chip Bradley and his wife Kelly, Haley Bradley and Tiffany Bradley; niece Amber Scott; nephews Sean Davis and Devin Petry; and great- niece Kaileigh Scott.

Sherrill's remains are to be cremated and private services will be held. However, close friends are welcome to come to Sherrill's home Saturday, April 24 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Mohave Museum of History and Arts.

Dimitrios "Jimmy" Kaltekis

Dimitrios "Jimmy" Kaltekis, 53, passed away Friday, April 16, 2004, in Yuma, AZ.

He was born August 22, 1950, in Greece.

Jimmy was the owner of Angel's Restaurant in Golden Valley for fifteen years and had a second restaurant in Yuma. He served in both the Greek Army and Navy.

He is survived by his son, Jorge of Norfolk, VA.; and his sisters, Tula of Germany and Katina of Greece.

Services will be held on Tuesday, April 27 at Noon at the Desert View Funeral Chapel and burial will take place at Mountain View Cemetery.

Minnie Dechant

Minnie Dechant, 91, passed away after a long illness April 18, 2004.

Minnie was born in Parker, Ariz., on May 15, 1912.

She moved to Yucca in 1914 and lived there for 90 years. She joins her beloved husband, Whitey Dechant, who died March 22, 2004.

She is survived by her son, James Hughes and his family; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; her sister Evelyn; nieces Vera Furnish, Diane Davis and Carol Reinen; and nephews Muriel and Burt Hillman and Walter Potter. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 2, 2004, in Yucca at the Yucca Cemetery.

Everett R. Isaacs

Everett Ross Isaacs, 78, died April 12, 2004, at the Veterans Hospital in Reno, Nev. He was born on April 3, 1926, in Grand Junction, Colo., to Solon and Clara Isaacs.

Everett served his nation in the Navy during World War II on the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga beginning in 1944. When discharged from the Navy in 1946, Everett moved to Kingman and worked on various ranches as a cowboy until 1949, when he moved to northern Nevada and began a farming and hay contracting career. Everett remained in this business until his retirement in 1996.

His first love was being a cowboy. His first job was on the Bell Ranch in New Mexico.

He is survived by: his wife of 57 years, Norma; daughter Charlotte Bland of Kings River, Nev.; brothers Ted of Kingman and Bob of Buhl, Idaho; three grandchildren, Loretta Grieve of Elko, Nev., Telly Bland of King's River, Nev., and Jeff Bland of Gillette, Wyo.; five great-grandchildren, Jessica and Megan Boggio, Tony Hererra, Kayla Bland and Justice Grieve; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Cremation was private, per Everett's request.

He will be sincerely missed by his family and many friends.

Linda L. Stapleton

Linda Lee Stapleton, 57, passed away April 24, 2004, in Kingman, Ariz. She was born to Kermit and Vivian (Mueller) Eschbach on January 15, 1947, in Clinton, Iowa.

Linda had been a resident of Kingman for 40 years, moving from Grand Mound, Iowa. She was a proud veteran and served as a nurse in the Army. She was co-owner of A-1 Well Service in Kingman. Linda enjoyed life; she had a kind word and a smile for everyone she met.

Linda is survived by her best friend and beloved husband, Dave.

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, 2004, at Grace Lutheran Church in Kingman. Pastor Stan Simonek and Pastor Steve Bergeson will officiate.

Arrangements were entrusted to Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home & Crematory, Lake Havasu City.

Frank A. Moreno Jr.

Frank A. Moreno Jr., born to Frank and Kimberly Moreno, on March 17, 1993, in Kingman, AZ., went to be with the Lord on April 22, 2004. Frank was a fifth-grade student at Black Mountain Elementary in Golden Valley. He loved movies, sports and X-Box games. He was a member of X-treme Kids and the Royal Rangers at the Golden Valley Assembly of God.

Frank "Junior" was a big-hearted teddy bear and loved a lot of people. He is survived by his parents, Frank Sr. and Kimberly Moreno; his brother Michael and sister Sara; and grandparents Tommy and Donna Orsbun of Golden Valley.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents Bonnie and Mary Moreno. Memorial services will be held at the Golden Valley Assembly of God, 3355 Magma Rd., Saturday, May 1 at 2 p.m.

Clarence E. Schafer

Clarence E. Schafer, 83, passed away May 1, 2004, at his home in Valle Vista.

Clarence was born Oct. 10, 1920, in Denver. He served his country in the armed forces in World War II in the South Pacific. In Denver, Clarence owned his own business as a consignee for Phillips Petroleum for 40 years. He and his wife moved to Valle Vista in 1987. Although retired, he spent many hours doing volunteer work in Valle Vista, both at the park and on the golf course.

Clarence was preceded in death by his parents, siblings and great-grandson, Darian Roadhouse.

He is survived by his wife, Josephine "Billie" Schafer; four daughters, Barbara Roadhouse and her husband Rex of Moore, Okla.; Helen Tucker and her husband Tom of Valle Vista; Dorothy Coyne and her husband Bob of Arvada, Colo.; and Claire Nokes and her husband Jerry of Rice, Washington; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Services have not been scheduled; Clarence's remains have been cremated.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kingman Medical Center Hospice Program; KRMC Foundation Hospice, 3269 Stockton Hill Road, Kingman, Ariz. 86401.

Charles G. Stalhut

Charles Gomer Stalhut, born in Huntington Beach, Calif., on Aug. 8, 1921, passed away April 29, 2004, in Kingman.

Charles proudly served the U.S. Army from 1944-1946 in the 124th Calvary Squadron. He received the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, Victory Medal, World War II Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He served in the China Defensive, China Offensive, Central Burma and India-Burma campaigns. He and his wife Jean lived in Chino Valley, Ariz., for 48 years. Charles and Jean moved to Kingman in 1999 to be closer to their family.

Charles is survived by his lovely wife of 64 years, Jean; two wonderful children, Susan M. Stalhut and Thomas L. Stalhut; his sister, Ida Van Ritter; daughter-in-law Judy Stalhut; grandchildren Linda, Bill, Tonya, Becky and Audra; and great-grandchildren; Hannah, Shane, Jacob, Maygan, Kyle, Haley, Anthony, Jace and Wyatt.

Funeral services were held May 2 at the Chino Valley United Methodist Church. Graveside services followed at Chino Cemetery.

Arrangements were made by the Hampton Funeral Home of Prescott.

Margaret Steelman

Margaret Steelman, 84, of Williams, passed away April 29, 2004, in Kingman.

She was born Nov. 18, 1919, in Trunstadt, Germany to Edward and Marie Batz.

When Margaret was 10 she moved to New York with her family and in 1946 she moved to Arizona.

She was a homemaker and had also worked as a legal secretary for the Hughes Corporation in Tucson. She was the owner of Mothball Collectibles and Antiques in Williams and a founding member of the Williams Animal Action group.

She is survived by her husband, Ted, of Williams; son Ted and his wife Sue Steelman of Tucson; daughter Christine and her husband Chuck Bertotti of Kingman; and four grandchildren, Stefanie, Timothy, Nicholas and Natalie.

Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be sent to: WAAG, P.O. Box 23, Williams, Ariz. 86046.

Leo Redwine

Leo Redwine of Round Rock died peacefully on May 2, 2004.

He was a resident of the Grand Court for the last 5 years. He was born in Maynard, AK on April 22, 1912, and had resided in both Fresno, CA and Kingman, AZ. He was predeceased by his wife, Irene Brady Redwine.

Survivors include daughter and son-in-law Judith and

Doug Neyer of Lago Vista, grandson Frank England of

Auburn, GA.; granddaughter and husband Suzanne and Mark

Orzech of Round Rock; grandaughter and husband Leslie

and Don MacAskill of Granada Hills, CA.; and great-grandchildren Kyle England, Alexandra, and Nicholas Orzech; DJ and Chelsea MacAskill.

The family would like to thank the staff and residents of the Grand court for all their kindness and assistance and the wonderful helping hands of the people from Odyssey Health Care.

A memorial service will be at the convenience of the family

Arrangements were entrusted to All Faiths Funeral Services in Austin, TX.

Waldo "Whitey" Adams

Waldo "Whitey" Adams, 83, went to his reward May 2, 2004, after two years of poor health. He grew up in Telluride, Colo. on a dairy ranch and attended school in Telluride. He was drafted for WWII and spent three and a half years in the Armed Forces with the First Calvary Division. He was active in the Liberation of Manilla and was on a ship awaiting disembarkation in the Tokyo Bay when the Treaty was signed. Following his return he was employed for 32 years by Union Carbide Corp. at a Uranium Mill in southwestern Colo. working as a dockman by unloading semi-trucks hauling in supplies and reloading with milled yellow cake for shipment to other Union Carbide facilities. He retired after the mill closed and moved to Kingman to join his sister. His VFW membership was transferred to the local VFW 10386 and her was active for several years before becoming ill. He was never married but was loved and adored by two brothers, a sister and six nieces. His parents precede him in death as well as a brother He will be greatly missed by his brother Gene Adams of Ridgeway, Colo., by his sister Anna Carter of Kingman and his nieces. The family is planning private services at the home of their younger brothers home in Colorado and his remains will be cremated.

Verna B. Shelton

Verna B. Shelton, 96, passed away on Saturday, May 1, 2004, in Kingman.

She was born March 6, 1908, in Seneca, Mo., to Elsie Boyer and Jasper McGee Brumer. She married Robert Shelton July 21, 1926, and moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, where they became foster parents to more than 100 children. Verna and Robert moved to Kingman in 1974.

She was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Patricia Ann and Sheila Ann Phillips; two daughters, June Ellen Whittle and Carolyn Kay Winberg; as well as her beloved husband of 76 years, Robert, who passed away Dec. 2, 2002.

She is survived by a daughter, Doris (Willie) Musgrave, and son Robert, both of Kingman; a daughter Nina Lee Bainbridge of Gaston, S.C.; a son Gerald (Terry) Shelton of Yucca, Calif.; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The viewing and funeral were Friday, May 7 at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. Interment was in Mountain View Cemetery.

Don Nichols

Don Nichols, 75, passed away at his home in Golden Valley on April 28, 2004. He was born Nov. 19, 1928, in Pawnee Rock, Kan., and as a child moved with his family to Canon City, Colo., where he graduated from high school.

He joined the Air Force in 1946 and was honorably discharged in 1950. He tmoved to Phoenix and then Page, where he helped build the Glen Canyon Dam and where he married Georgia Abbot.

In 1964, the family moved to Kingman, and Don worked for the Duval Corp. until it closed. He also was a laborer for several construction companies in the area before retiring in 1986 because of severe burns suffered in an accident.

Throughout his earlier years in Kingman, Don was very active in the hunter-safety course program and also the Mohave Sportsman Club. He was an avid gun enthusiast and enjoyed talking with others about his hobby.

Mr. Nichols leaves a legacy of seven children, including Roger Nichols and his wife Lisa, Curtis Nielsen and his wife Coni, Lori Gregor and her husband Steve, Barbara White and her husband Richard, Dixie Lemelin and her husband Bud, Dan Nichols, and Colleen Daugherty and her husband Robert. He also is survived by his sisters, Ruby Smith, Velda Cardin and Joyce Fisher; brothers Keith and Ben Nichols; and 18 grandchildren.

Private services were held Sunday, May 2.

Cecile F. Farmer

Cecile F. Farmer, 89, passed away May 4, 2004, in Kingman.

She was born Nov. 15, 1914, to Charlie and Clara Chadick in Calvin, Okla. She married Robert G. Farmer on May 15, 1953.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Jewel Copenhaver, and two brothers, Billie Chadick and Jack Chadick.

She is survived by her beloved husband Robert; two sons, Drexall Underwood and his wife Arlene of Lancaster, Calif., and Ronald Underwood and his wife Sharon of Golden Valley; one sister, Tommie, and her husband Woody Crumpton of Sheridan, Texas; one brother, Jim Chadick of Mesa; an numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Farmer's remains have been cremated.


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