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Obituaries Sept. 21, 2005

Brandy Rae Bonney

Brandy Rae Bonney, born in Benson, Ariz., Aug. 19, 1980, left this earth to sing with the angels Sept. 16, 2005.

She worked for Cashman Photo and sang and danced with Singsations in Las Vegas, where she lived.

She was a 1998 graduate of Kingman High School; her favorite subjects were drama and choir. Brandy received her bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice at the University of North Las Vegas.

She leaves behind her 6-year-old daughter Mimi Rae Bonney; her mother and father, Rae and Ron Bonney; her grandmother, Barbara Penn; her brother and sister-in-law, Ron and Iwona and nephew Christopher; her sister and brother-in-law, Jennette and John Harrington and nephew John; and her aunt, Rena and uncle, Fred Penn. She also leaves behind her close friends Michelle McCufker from Somerville, Mass.; Amanda Nelson from Kingman and K.C. Arnold from Las Vegas, as well as family and friends on both coasts.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the National Coalition against Domestic Violence, P.O. Box 18749, Denver, CO 80218, in memory of Brandy Rae Bonny.

"A dream is a wish your heart makes, and we will never stop loving you Cinderella."

Robert Eugene Brown

Robert E. Brown died Sept. 14, 2005, at his home in Kingman. He was 80.

Graveside services were held at Mountain View Cemetery with a viewing prior to the service at Sutton Memorial.

Pallbearers were his sons, Larry Brown, Dennis Brown and Roberto Rodriguez, and also his brother, John L. Brown, and his good friends, Jerry Kraft and George Munn. Honorary pallbearer was Joe Beiran.

Bob, as he was best known by family and friends, was born Aug. 15, 1925, in Collinsville, Okla., the son of William Kirk and Ollie Viola (Raley) Brown. He grew up in Collinsville, but later moved to Blackwell, Okla.

In 1936, Bob and his brother, Joe, left home to work as cowboys in Texas, Montana, Wyoming and Nevada, breaking horses and doing other ranch work. He married Frieda Stephens and they had two children. They later divorced.

He entered the U.S. Air Force in 1943, serving during World War II as an aerial gunner in a B29. He received several medals.

Upon his return, he went to school to become an electrician. He met and married Maxine Spencer in 1946, and they had three children.

They moved to Idaho Falls where they raised their family. They later divorced.

Bob met his current love, Elba Brown, in Idaho Falls.They later moved to Kingman. They have been married for 24 years.

Bob worked most of his life as an electrician. He was a member of the IBEW, Local Union 449, in Southeastern Idaho for 55 years.

He worked at the Idaho National Engineering Lab (INEL) and for several electrical contractors until he went into business for himself (Bob Brown Electric) in 1970. He retired in 1983.

Bob was a life member of VFW Post 10386 at John L Ave. in Kingman, where he met and made several good friends.

Family and friends of Bob will always remember him for his love of music. He played the guitar, his second love, for most of his life and loved to entertain, playing and singing, whenever possible. He was an avid fisherman and hunter in his younger years. He would take his family camping every weekend during summer. He loved Palisades Lake in Idaho, where he built his own cabin. He built several other homes during his life also.

Survivors are his wife, Elba; three sons, Larry Brown of Blackwell, Okla., Dennis Brown of Sandpoint, Idaho, and Roberto Rodriguez (Teresa) of Kingman; three daughters, Caroll Belair (Jerry) of Blackwell, Jeanie Delaney of Bowie, Ariz., and Sherry Coward (Bill) of Idaho Falls; one brother, John L. Brown (Joyce) of Tustin, Calif.; three sisters, Freda Moore of Tracy, Calif., Norma Williams, of Atwater, Calif., and Doris Raley, of Turlock, Calif.; 17 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his parents; two brothers, Oliver Joe Brown and Alvin R. Brown; and one sister, Leta Brown.

Carlotta L. Flores

Carlotta L. Flores of Kingman passed away at age 86 on Sept. 18, 2005.

She was born on Sept. 11, 1919, in Mexico.

There will be a viewing time from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday at Sutton Memorial Funeral home. The place of burial will be at Mountain View Cemetery.

Hilda Neldon

Hilda "Dolly" Neldon of Kingman passed away on Sept. 14, 2005, in her home. She was born on Feb. 12, 1920, in Adams County, Ill.

Moving to Kingman from California, Hilda was a 31-year resident of Kingman. She was a self-employed designer and seamstress of swimwear in California and a baker for the Kingman school cafeteria District 4 for 10 years.

Hilda was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth, and son, Ron Griewe, along with one sister and two brothers.

She is survived by her daughter, Sharlyn (Terry) King, of Kingman; sons, Don Griewe of California and Darryl Griewe of Kingman; a stepbrother, Marion Jenkins of Kingman; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

There will be a private service. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to KRMC Hospice, 1790 Sycamore Suite 5, Kingman, AZ 86409.

James Leonard West

A Kingman resident from 1978 until 1990, James was a truck driver of 40 years. A job transfer with Roadway moved his family from El Centro, Calif., to the Kingman area.

When James retired at age 63, he received an award for one million miles accident-free driving during his career.

James and Noris stayed in Kingman after he retired because they loved the area and their many close friends. In 1990, medical problems forced them to move to the Henderson, Nev., area.

James was a beloved husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Noris; their sons, David and Jim; daughter-in-law, Lisa; and grandchildren, Nathan, Justin, Kurtis, Jordan, Kaitlyn and Hannah.

Patricia J. Kemp

Patricia J. Kemp passed away on Sept. 16, 2005, at the USC Hospital.

She was born on Jan. 27, 1952, in Phoenix. Patricia moved to Kingman, where she resided for 15 years. She worked as a waitress.

Patricia will be cremated in a private ceremony. She is survived by her husband, Mark Kemp of Kingman; daughters, Laura Arttus of Kingman and Amy Delmar of California; along with six grandchildren.