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Sun, Dec. 15


Leona Bevan

Leona Bevan, longtime resident of Kingman, passed away at her home on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005. Born Leona May McLaughlin on July 18, 1925, to Wilbur and Nellie McLaughlin in Spiggard, Mo., she was well-loved by family, friends and her church family.

Although born in Missouri, she moved with her mother and father to Silver City, N.M., as a child. She graduated from New Mexico State Teacher's College High School in Silver City, N.M., in the spring of 1942. She then worked for the ration board in Silver City until her marriage to Dow Wilson in November of 1943. She and Dow lived in several states during their marriage before moving to Kingman in 1963. She started working for Charley McCarthy at McCarthy Motors in 1963 and was known for her cheery disposition. She later went to work for the State of Arizona, working for them more than 20 years in various positions until she retired in 1990.

She married James Bevan in 1971. She and Jim loved to camp and hunt. She loved to sew and made many beautiful items for her family members. She also loved to watch baseball and traveled many times to see the Diamondbacks in Phoenix, her favorite D-back being Mark Grace. Her love for her animals was known by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim, in 1998; her father, Wilbur, in 1966; and her mother, Nellie, earlier this year.

She is succeeded by her four children, Jan (Dale) Berridge of Tucson, Craig (Kay) Wilson of Burns, Oregon, Rebecca (Larry) Brooks of Kingman, and Tim (Deborah) Wilson of Kingman. She also leaves behind 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren who will miss their Grandma very much. She also leaves behind a wonderful church family and many friends.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26, at Kingman Church of Christ on Robinson Ave. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Kingman Church of Christ or Hospice of Kingman.

Our family would like to thank Hospice for their love and care over Mama. We also want to thank her church family who have kept us in prayer and have visited her so often. We could not have done it without your help.

Mark David Elfering

Mark David Elfering, 43, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005, in Kingman Regional Medical Center. He was born Jan. 6, 1962, in Tucson to Arnold and Margaret Elfering.

Mark was a loving husband, son, brother, uncle and friend. He was preceded in death by his mother, father and mother-in-law.

Mark is survived by his lifelong partner, Darlene; siblings, Dottie Truchsess, Janet Fischella, Karen Wheaton and Samuel Elfering.

Mark also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Mark will be greatly missed.

A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Mark's name to the American Heart Association or the Cancer Society.

Reginald H. Evans

Reginald H. Evans, 84, of Kingman died Monday, Nov. 14, 2005, in Kingman. He was born June 6, 1921, in Canada.

Burial will be in the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix.

Sutton Memorial Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Darrell Page

Darrell Page of Kingman died Nov. 19, 2005, in Kingman. He was born Feb 18, 1923, in Cambridge, Neb.

A viewing will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Nov. 28 at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. Services will be at 10:40 a.m. Dec. 5 at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder, Nev.

Doris E. Cox

In loving memory of Doris E. Cox. She joined her Lord and Savior on Nov. 19, 2005. She was 73.

Mrs. Cox was born on July 20, 1932, in Baxter Springs, Kan. She worked as a housekeeper and a seamstress, but her most rewarding jobs were as wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a member of the Hilltop Foursquare Church for many years, serving as nursery attendant, Sunday school teacher and president of Women's Ministry. She has been involved in T.O.P.S. (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly), Chapters AZ 287, AZ 387 and AZ 472. She met her weight goal in 1988 and reached her K.O.P.S. (Keeping Off Pounds Sensibly) status and kept it for 17 years.

Mrs. Cox was preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, Thomas B. Cox, in 2001. Mrs. Cox is survived by one son, Danny "Cotton" Winters; two daughters, Nancy Williams and Ruthie Teigen, all of Kingman; two brothers, Everett Winters of Kansas and Merle Winters of Texas; 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Pastor Norm Taylor and Pastor Merle Quimby will officiate at a service for Mrs. Cox at 11 a.m. on Nov. 23 at the Hilltop Foursquare Church, 2215 Emerson Ave. Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Sutton Memorial Funeral Home will be handling the arrangements.

Donations may be made to the Arizona ALS (Amyotropic Lateral Schlerosis) Association and/or Kingman Regional Medical Center Hospice in her memory.