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Aleatha M. Cleary - Debra Jo Esteves - Michael Lee Hill - Gregory C. Young and Diana Maddren Young

Aleatha M. Cleary, 83, passed away Sunday, Feb. 26, 2006, in Lake Havasu City. She was born to Clifford and Eula (Hebert) Morris on Aug. 6, 1922, in Los Angeles.

Aleatha and her husband Thomas had been in Arizona for the past month from Los Angeles, visiting with their children. She had worked as a secretary for Temple Beth Emet in Anaheim, Calif., for eight years.

She is survived by her best friend and beloved husband of 63 years, Thomas E. Cleary of La Mirada, Calif.; son, Thomas K. Cleary of Lake Havasu; daughter, Marilyn J. Summers of Kingman; eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, at Lakeview Community Church, followed by the interment at Lake Havasu Memorial Gardens. Pastor Dale Ray officiated.

Thoughts and condolences may be submitted to the family at

Arrangements were entrusted to Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home and Crematory.

Debra Jo Esteves

In loving memory of Debra Jo Esteves (Ceci), March 16, 1959, to Feb. 19, 2006, at age 46, passed away in Kingman. She was a long-time resident of Calimesa, Calif.

She is survived by her long-time partner, Art Hohlfelder; parents, Jack and Shirley Mann of Kingman; four children, Steve Monte from North Carolina, Scott Colombo from Kingman, Nicole Esteves from Sacramento, Calif., and Tiffany Pree of Kingman; six grandchildren, Trey, Michelle, Desiray, Amanda, Lexie, Randell; one brother, David Ceci from Kingman; and one sister, Sheila Veizer from Calimesa, Calif.

A brother, Ronald Ceci, preceded her in death.

She worked in the restaurant business for many years and for the past 10 years she has been a homemaker. She was a loving person, beautiful inside and out, and will be greatly missed. She might be gone from our sight, but will always be in our hearts and our thoughts.

Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. on March 3, 2006, at Desert Lawn Cemetery, Calimesa, Calif.

Michael Lee Hill, 54, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2006, in Phoenix after a heroic fight with cancer.

He was born Sept. 8, 1951, in Oakland, Calif. He moved to Kingman in 1967 and graduated in 1969 from Mohave County Union High School. He received his bachelor’s degree in Computer Sciences at Northern Arizona University.

Mike is survived by his parents, Jeannie Jungles of Kingman and Rowland Hill of Oakland, Calif.; a sister, Mary Barbour; a brother, Terry Hill of Kingman; niece, Autumn Miller of Phoenix; devoted sweetheart, Mary Orr of Phoenix; and two stepsons, Andy and Carl Bandura of Phoenix.

He had a mind for mathematics and a great love for competitive games, with a true love for the game of pool. He became a highly ranked player who shared his love of the game with countless others. He was greatly admired for his logic, calmness, honesty and generosity.

A man of few words, but his words meant a lot.

Mike, we miss you.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Lymphoma Research Foundation (

Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, 2006, at Green Acres Memorial Park, 401 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale.

Gregory C. Young, 58, and Diana Maddren Young, 59, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006, at their home in Maryville, Tenn.

Gregory is survived by three sons, Bill Kowalski and Bobby and Alan Young; and a daughter, Janet Martin. He is also survived by his mother, Elizabeth Young; sisters, Barbara Lantz (Jim) and Wendy Kirn; brother, Gary Young; numerous grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, H. K. Young, and maternal grandmother Cora Gates.

Diana is survived by three sisters, Sherry Upcott (Skip) of Michigan, Karen Dunn (Gene) of Kentucky, and Candice Darden (Roy) of Kingman; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at 1611 Main St., Kingman, from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, 2006. Interment will be private at a later date at Mountain View Cemetery.

Cremation was handled by East Tennessee Mortuary Service, Knoxville, Tenn. Local arrangements were by Sutton Memorial Funeral Home.

No flowers requested.

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