Katherine M. Grommon - Roy James Boyes - Naomi Eva Kitzmann
Katherine M. Grommon, 54, of Kingman passed away Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2006, in the comfort of her home under the wonderful care of Hospice Care. She was born Katherine Mae Brown on Sept. 25, 1951, in Kingman. She was a 1970 graduate of Kingman High School.
Katherine was preceded in death by her husband, Don F. Grommon. She is survived by her father, Fred Brown; her mother, Marcheta O’Neill; brothers, Ray Stackpoole and Steve Brown; a sister, Colleen Pethers; two children, Bennett Price and Shauna Marie Short of Kingman; and her three beautiful grandbabies, Shaunti Short, Randa Short and Gauge Short.
Katie, as she was known, has spent the last 35 years with her mother and sister at the Mandarin Orchid House, bringing joy to others with her beautiful floral arrangements. Her uplifting personality brought us many years of happiness and joy.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to Kingman Regional Medical Center Hospice and to Kingman Cancer Care.
Her memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home, 1701 Sycamore Ave., Kingman.
Roy J. Boyes, 67, formerly of Kingman was gracefully escorted to his Heavenly Father’s Eternal Kingdom Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 17, 2006.
Born Jan. 3, 1939, in Englehart, Ont., Canada, Roy was a son of the late Roy Boyes and Rose Andersen. He became a citizen of the United States in 1975. On Jan. 9, 1971, he was sealed in temple marriage to Geraldine Bonner in the Mesa Arizona Temple. The couple recently celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary on Jan. 9.
Roy served in the Royal Canadian Army for many years before coming to Arizona. He recently retired from Chemical Lime, having provided 26 years of service. He was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was a dedicated patriarch to his family, community, and he was a Boy Scout leader; he provided service to anyone that was in need.
Roy is survived by his wife, Geraldine; his sons, Jarom Boyes of Travis AFB, Calif., and Nathan Boyes of Kingman; his daughter, Shaylia Polidoro of Lindenwold, N.J.; and his six grandchildren, Elijah, Alexander, Reuél, Nicholette, Shasara and Samantha.
The services for Roy will be held on Saturday, Jan. 21. The location will be at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Rutherford Chapel, 3180 Rutherford Dr., Kingman. The viewing will be from noon to 1:30 p.m., Jan. 21, and the service will start at 2 p.m. Burial will take place in Eden, Ariz., at a later time.
Naomi Eva Kitzmann, born May 2, 1922, fell asleep in Jesus on Dec. 27, 2005. Naomi moved to Kingman in 1987 from Sunnymead, Calif. She loved this area and had many friends here. All who knew her loved her. She had a kind and sweet heart. Her favorite things were trees, clouds, watching the trains and serving others. She loved the Lord and served Him well.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Kitzmann; and her daughter, Paulette Cottrill. Her remaining family includes two sisters, Darlene and Felicity; her brother, John; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; as well as her many friends she called family. We will all miss you Grammi and your beautiful smile and great bear hugs. Goodbye for now, until the day we meet again at our Lord’s return.
A celebration of Naomi’s life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Kingman.