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All the obits on this page are from the Kingman Daily Miner, in Kingman, AZ

6-30-99

Hazel Muriel Johnson died Tuesday June 29, 1999 in Kingman. She was 83. Mrs. Johnson was born Sept. 7, 1915 in Macomb, Okla. She worked in civil service for the post office as a clerk and as postmaster's secretary in Washington. Mrs. Johnson is survived by: one daughter, Eleanor Muriel Bishop of Kingman; one step-daughter, Judy Wagner of Great Falls, Mont.; one son, Jim R. Stancil of Lake Havasu City; one sister, Lila Winters of Harrah, Okla.; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday July 3, 1999, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. Cremation will be handled by Sutton Crematroy The family requests memorial donations be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, 6350 N. Andrews Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., 33309.

Marie Schultz, a part-time Dolan Springs resident, died Saturday June 26 1999 in White Bear, Minn. She was 84. Mrs. Schultz was born Oct. 22, 1916. She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary, No. 88 and of Our Lady of the Desert Catholic Church in Dolan Springs. She was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9833. Mrs. Schultz is survived by: one sister, Gerry De Yaeger of Dolan Springs; two sons, Kenneth Schultz of Minnesota, and Wallace Schultz of Las Vegas; four daughters, Donna Carlson, Jeanne Hunt, and Shirley Arcard, all of Minnesota, and Mary Jane Furlong of California; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Burial will be in White Bear Lake, Minn.

Glenn H. Johnson died Friday, June 25, 1999. Barry Clampett was among his survivors.


6-29-99

John Gerald "Jerry" Billingsley died Sunday June 27, 1999. He was 66. Mr. Billingsley was born Sept. 4, 1932, in Duncan, Ariz. He was a plumber by trade and worked throughout Arizona during his career. He and his wife, Carol, co-owned Billingsley Plumbing in Kingman for more than 15 years. He also served in the Arizona National Guard and the U.S. Air Force, was a former member of the Kingman Public Utilities Commission and served on planning and building committees of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Kingman Country Club, among others. Mr. Billingsley is survived by: his wife of 20 years, Carol; four sons, Charles, Daniel, Michael and Joseph Billingsley; three daughters, Dorothy Peterson, Karen Walsh and Lynda French; three stepchildren, Kari Jo Hill, David Williamson and Diane Carochi; three brothers, Frank, Phil and Marvin Billingsley; 16 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by: one son, John Paul Billingsley; his mother, Joyce Elaine Clay; and his father, Roy Billingsley. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday June30, 1999, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. Services will be held at Grace Lutheran Church at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 1, 1999, and will be preceded by a viewing, which will start at 9 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Grace Lutheran Church Building Fund, 2101 Harrison St., Kingman, Ariz. 86401.

Willa G. Rawlings, a former Kingman resident, died June 24, 1999 in Snowflake. She was 90. Mrs. Rawlings was born July 7, 1908 in Clarkton, Mo. In 1928, she moved to Flint, Mich., where she worked as a switchboard operator. In Michigan, she met and married Ira Rawlings. The family, with young son Jerry, moved to Phoenix in 1921 where they became involved in Harry L. Nace Theatres. They were transferred to Kingman in 1937 where they make their home. The Rawlings' built the original theatre in Show Low and the Wagon wheel Drive-in theatre. Together they retired in 1991. After 69 years of marriage, husband Ira died in 1997. Mrs. Rawlings is survived by: one son, Jerry Rawlings of Mesa; one sister, Margaret Atkerson of Phoenix; three grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held today - Tuesday June 29, 1999 - at Owens Mortuary on Show Low. Burial will be at 4 p.m., Wednesday June 30, 1999, in Kingman. The family asks that memorial donations be made to a local cancer society or to the historical museum in Kingman.

Sylvia Williams, a part-time Kingman resident, died Sunday June 27, 1999 in Modesto, Calif. She was 69. Mrs. Williams was born Jan. 1, 1930 in Guntersville, Ala. She worked as line captain at Gallo Winery inCalifornia and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Mrs. Williams is survived by: her husband, Bobby Williams of Modesto; one daughter Carol Chappell of Kingman; two sons, Bobby Williams and Clarence "Billy" Williams, both of Modesto, Calif; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Wednesday June 30, 1999 at Colonial Chapel in Modesto. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday July 1, 1999 at Colonial Chapel; burial will follow at Acacia Cemetery.

Glenn H. Johnson died Friday, June 25, 1999 in Kingman. He was 96. Mr. Johnson was born Sept. 22, 1904 in Arlington, Wash. At age 11, Mr. Johnson moved to Kingman with his parents. Mr. Johnson designed the Charles Metcalf memorial located in Metcalf Park. He was a member of the Elks Lodge for 67 years, a charter member of the local country club, past president of the Mohave County Historical Society, and a member of the Kingman Fire Department. Mr. Johnson is survived by: his wife of 45 years, Helen; three sons, Glenn Robert of Animas, N.M.; Hugh of Henderson, Nev.; William of the San Francisco area; one daughter, Jean Raper of Burbank, Calif.; and one stepson, Bavvy Clampeh. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday July 1, 1999 at Mountain View Cemetery.


6-28-99

Donald James Shongo of Peach Springs died Monday, June 21, 1999. He was 37. Mr. Shongo was born March 16, 1962 in Salamanca, N.Y. He worked in construction. He was a member of the Hualapai Bible Mission Church and served as a volunteer fireman. Mr. Shongo is survived by: his wife, Naomi (Butler) Shongo; four daughters, Onawa, Kristina, Allison and Tawnya, all of Peach Springs; his parents Virginia and Lloyd John of Salamanch, N.Y.; and one brother, Ricky Ray. Visitation will be at 7 p.m. Monday, June 28, 1999 at the Multi-Purpose building in Peach Springs. Funeral services will be held at the same location at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 29, 1999.

Mildred Cunniff died Friday June 25, 1999, in Kingman. She was 77. Mrs. Cunniff was born March 29, 1922, in Joplin, Mo., and was a self-employed seamstress for 40 years. She was a member of the Eagles Lodge. Mrs. Cunniff is survived by: two daughters, Dovey Wacker of Kingman, and Virginia Ostrander of Richmond, Calif.' two sisters, Marie Hall of Ridgecrest, Calif., and Dorothy Hutcinson of Tacoma, Wash.; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; five nieces; and seven nephews. She was preceded in death by: her husband, John Wacker; and her parents, James and Dove Lyster. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today - Sunday June 27, 1999 - at Desert View Funeral Chapel. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday June 28, 1999, also at Desert View. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery.

John Gerald Billingsley died Sunday, June 27, 1999. He was 66. Mr. Billingsley was born Sept. 4, 1932 in Duncan, Ariz. He was a plumber by trade and co-owner in Billingsley Plumbing for more than 15 years in Kingman. He also served in the Arizona National Guard and the United States Air Force, was a former member of the Kingman Public Utilities Commission, and served on planning and building committees of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Kingman Country Club among others. Mr. Billingsley is survived by: his wife, Carol; four sons, Charles, Daniel, Michael and Joseph Billingsley; three daughters, Dorothy Peterson, Karen Walsh and Lynda French; three stepchildren, Kari Jo Hill, David Williamson and Diane Carochi; 16 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, John Paul Billingsley, his mother, Joyce Elaine Clay, and his father, Roy Billingsley. Services for Mr. Billingsley will be held at Grace Lutheran Church at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 1, 1999. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Grace Lutheran Church Building Fund, 2101 Harrison St., Kingman, Ariz. 86401.

Norman Yoshpa died Friday, June 25, 1999 in Kingman. He was 77. Mr. Yoshpa was born Aug. 23, 1921 in Cleveland, Ohio. He served in the United States Navy during World War II, and later was a salesman. Mr. Yoshpa is survived by his wife, Ruth (Schwendemann) Yoshpa of Kingman. No service is planned for Mr. Yoshpa. Sutton crematory is handling cremation.


6-25-99

Dr. Maurice B. Ruland died Saturday June 19, 1999, in Las Vegas. He was 82. Dr. Ruland was born Sept. 8, 1916, in Glen Ulin, N.D. He was retired from a career as a psychiatrist at the Mohave Mental Health Clinic. He was a graduate of Bowman Grey Medical School and moved to Golden Valley, where he lived for 29 years, from Phoenix. He served as a major in the Army Air Corps during World War II. Dr. Ruland was a member of various organizations including the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the Animal Welfare League, the Humane Society and Adopt-a-Burro. He is survived by: two daughters, Nancy L. Strong of Fayetteville, N.C., and Kelly M. Moul of Mesa; four sons, Ross R. Ruland of Seabrook, Texas, Stephen M. Ruland of Texas, Michael J. Ruland of Portland, Ore., and Boyd H. Ruland of Phoenix; onesister, Joyce Brendemuhl of Florence; one aunt; 15 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday June 28, 1999, at American Legion Post No. 22 on North Verde in Golden Valley.


6-22-99

Hector Lionel Gibbons died Sat., June 19, 1999 in Kingman. He was 82. Mr. Gibbons was born on April 19, 1917 in Green Point, N.Y. He was a longtime resident of California, coming to Kingman one year ago. He worked as a plumber until his retirement 20 years ago. He was a veteran of World War II. Mr. Gibbons is survived by: his wife of 62 years, Della June Gibbons; four daughters, Nancy Brolliar of Kingman, Joan Saxby of Wellington, Nev., Merry Walker of Lake Camanche, Calif., and Charlotte Hansen of Bozeman, Mont.; sister Lil Barnes of Bandon, Ore.; two brothers, William Benjamin Gibbons of Corona, Calif, and Robert Gibbons of Newport Beach, Calif.; 15 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; and three great great grandchildren.

Lloyd George Farnsworth, Sr., died Saturday, June 19, 1999 in Kingman. He was 73. Mr. Farnsworth was born Feb. 14, 1926 in Hannibal, N.Y. He served in the U.S. Marines during World War II, and in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was a retired employee of the city of Phoenix. Mr. Farnsworth is survived by: son Lloyd Farnsworth of Kingman; two daughters, Belinda Farnsworth and Cynthia Farnsworth, both of Kingman; brother Charles Farnsworth of New York; four sisters, Edna Richards, Evelyn Timiggi, Patty Allen and Cecil Wells, all of New York; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bessy and Edward Farnsworth; brother Howard Farnsworth; and two sisters, Charlotte Farnsworth and Minnie Carpenter. No services are planned. Sutton Crematory will handle cremation.


6-21-99

Ilah Marie Farinelli died Saturday June 19, 1999, in Kingman. She was 69. Mrs. Farinelli was born May 21, 1930, in Detroit, Mich. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Farinelli is survived by: her husband, John Farinelli of Kingman; two daughters, Tina Jo Kalstad of Kingman and Toni Murray of California; one son, John M. Farinelli of Riverside, Calif.; and five grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at Brea Memory Gardens in Brea, Calif., at a later date. Sutton Crematory is handling cremation.


6-18-99

Ned. L. Halen died Thursday, June 17, 1999 in Kingman. He was 74. Mr. Halen was born on June 11, 1925 in Freeport, Ill. He worked as a navigator for the U.S. Navy for 30 years. He was a member of the Cross of Christ Church in Kingman, Fleet Reserve and the National Rifle Association. Mr. Halen served in the U.S. Navy in the Korean War with the rank SMC E-7. He was awarded the China Service Medal, Navy Occupation Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, Untied Nations Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal (5th Award), World War II Victory American Campaign Philippine Liberation Asian-Pacific. Mr. Halen is survived by: his wife, Carol P. (Fanning) Halen of Kingman; daughter Terry Young of Florida; two sons, Kenneth Halen of Reno, Nev., and Manuel Romero of Kingman; sister Donna Wall of Ocala, Fla.; brother James Halen of Cedar City, Utah; and four grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, 1999 at Cross of Christ Church. Sutton Crematory will handle cremation. The family asks that memorial donations be made to the Cross of Christ Church.


6-16-99

Raymond Leon Wanamaker Gross, a former resident of Kingman, died Sunday June 13, 1999 in Provo, Utah. He was 88. Mr. Gross was born April 8, 1911 in Helena, Mont. to Jacob Wanamaker and Mary DeBorde Wanamaker. He grew up in Helena and graduated from Helena High in 1929, having participated in track and baseball. Mr. Gross married Eudessa Gunn Evans on May 13, 1940 in Cordova, Alaska. They were sealed in the Arizona Temple in 1962. Mr. Gross was a businessman in Alaska. He started the first supermarket in Fairbanks in 1953. He was one of the founders of Midnight Sun Council of the Boy Scouts of America and received the Silver Beaver Award. He helped build the first skyscraper in Fairbanks and helped found the Alaska National Bank. In 1961 Mr. Gross moved to Prescott where he founded a chain of grocery stores. He joined the LDS Church in 1962. From Prescott, Mr. Gross moved to Kingman where he lived until his retirement in 1975. At that time he moved to Provo, Utah where he worked in the Provo LDS Temple on genealogy and in the name extraction program. In his church he served as Sake missionary, High Councilor, Ward Mission Leader and in the Stake Sunday School Presidency. Mr. Gross is survived by: his wife, Eudessa Gunn Evans; three sons, Gary Gross of Las Vegas, Nev., Bruce Gross of Pleasant Grove and David Wanamaker of Orem; two daughters, Gayle Agla of Orem, and Barbara Hammond of Provo, Utah; sister Doris Wanamaker of Helena Mont.; brother Richard Gross of Walla Walla, Wash.; 22 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 16, 1999 at the Edgemont 20th Ward Chapel in Provo, Utah. Interment will be at Orem City Cemetery.


6-15-99

John Everett "Ted" Gilmer died Monday, June 14, 1999 in Kingman. He was 72. Mr. Gilmer was born on Feb. 7, 1927 in Hundred, W. Va. He came to Kingman from California 14 years ago. Mr. Gilmer was retired. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post NO. 4111 in Lisbon, Ohio. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Saratoga CV3 during World War II. Mr. Gilmer is survived by: two daughters, Vicki Goodell Ewing of Kingman and Marcia Brenneman of Berlin Lake, Ohio; one son, Ted Gilmer of Bird-in-Hand, Pa.; three brothers, Don Gilmer of Chloride, Tom Gilmer of Fort Worth, Texas, and Richard Moore of Lisbon, Ohio; three sisters, Jean Dowd, Betty Gallaher and Shirley Goddard, all of Salem, Ohio; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by: his wife of 33 years, Mary D. Gilmer. Funeral services, officiated by his son Ted Gilmer, will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 16, 1999 at Kingman Christian Church, 2830 Gordon Drive. Interment will be in Lisbon, Ohio.

Warren G. (Bud) Black died Friday, June 11, 1999 in Kingman. He was 78. Mr. Black was born Feb. 1, 1921 in Hartford, Ark. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and was a conductor for the Santa Fe Railroad. Mr. Black is survived by: his wife, Ruth M. (Orr) Black of Kingman; one son, Steven Black of Colton, Calif.; one sister, Grace Stevens of Kingman; one brother, Billy Ray Black of Payson; one grandchild; and three great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday June 16, 1999 at Desert View Funeral Chapel. Cremation is being handled by Sutton Crematory.

Mary Jane (Janie) La Londe of Golden Valley died Monday June 14, 1999, in Golden Valley. She was 56. Mrs. La Londe was born Feb. 20, 1943, in Willows, Calif. She was self-employed as an office manager. Mrs. La Londe is survived by: one daughter, Mary Rose Maloney; two brothers, Charles Fulton and Lonnie Fulton; two sisters, Dixie Dixon and Tommie Love; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. There will be no services. Cremation is being handled by Sutton Crematory. The family has requested that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 1599 Clifton Road N.E., Atlanta, Ga. 30329.

Frances I. Vance died Monday, June 14, 1999 in Kingman. She was 74. Mrs. Vance was born June 5, 1925 in Bartlesville, Okla. She worked as a banker for 30 years at Wells Fargo and First National Bank. Mrs. Vance was a member of First Southern Baptist Church in Kingman. She is survived by: one daughter, Yvonne Ramirez of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; one son, David W. Vance of Kingman; two sisters,, Dorothy Walters of Prosser, Wash., and Ruth Smith of Apache Junction; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by: her husband, Vernon C. Vance in 1994; and her parents, Herbert B. and Meddie (Gist) Sanford. Visitation is from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday June 19, 1999 at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. at the same location. Sutton Crematory is handling cremation.


6-14-99

Ruth Matta of Kingman died Saturday May 22, 1999, in Phoenix. She was 62. Mrs. Matta was born Dec. 6, 1936, in Pontiac, Mich., and came to Kingman 20 years ago from Michigan. She was a cosmetologist and vice president of the Michigan Cosmetologists Association. Mrs. Matta is survived by: her husband, Lou Matta of Kingman; one sister, Lila Hicks of Port Richey, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 3 p.m. June 20, 1999, at Covenant of Grace Church. Pastor Tim Morris will officiate. Interment will be in Florida.

Alice Ardary Roberts died Friday June 11, 1999, in Kingman. She was 77. Mrs. Roberts was born July 27, 1921, in Pittsburgh, Pa. , and came to Kingman eight months ago from Phoenix. She was an occupational therapist. Mrs. Roberts is survived by: one daughter, Mimi Shelago of Kingman; one son, David Roberts of Scottsdale; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at the Phoenix First Assembly of God Church. The date and time were not announced.

Henry Martin Herridge, a native of Kingman, died Thursday June 10, 1999, in Prescott. He was 71. Mr. Herridge was born Aug. 25, 1927, in Kingman, to James and Mittie Herridge. He resided in Bagdad at the time of his death. He was a rodeo clown in Prescott, and was a member of the American Legion in Yarnell. Mr. Herridge is survived by: his wife, Mildred Herridge; three daughters, Leah Rice of Kingman, Cheri Herridge of Phoenix, and Patricia of Bagdad; two sons, Dean of California, and Fred of Bagdad; one brother, Erwin of Kingman; one sister, Lenora of Colorado; her mother, Mittie of Kingman; and 13 grandchildren. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Monday June 14, 1999, at Memory Chapel in Prescott. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Genung Memorial Park.

Patricia Yvonne Higbee died Sunday June 6, 1999 in Kingman. She was 74. Mrs. Higbee was born Jan. 14, 1925, at the White Star Farm in Flemington, W.Va., She was a homemaker. Mrs. Higbee was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Manzanita Ward. She was a member of the Relief Society, and served as president of the Relief Society in 1967 and from 1980 to 1984. Mrs. Higbee married Robert A. Higbee III on Jan. 1, 1941, in Okemah, Okla. He preceded her in death on May 20, 1995. Mrs. Higbee is survived by two daughters; Sandra Hornick and Barbara Sharp, and two sons; Robert Higbee and Bradley Higbee all of Kingman, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation and funeral services were held on Wednesday June 9, 1999, at the Church of Jesus of Christ of Latter-day Saints on Rutherford Avenue. Burial will be in the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix. Sutton Memorial Funeral Home of Kingman is in charge of arrangements.


6-10-99

Harold Gene Havatone died Monday June 7, 1999, in Kingman. He was 49. Mr. Havatone was born Nov. 9, 1949, in Kingman and had been employed as a carpenter, teacher and firefighter. Mr. Havatone is survived by: one daughter, LaToya Havatone of Kingman; and two brothers, Haines Starkey of Peach Springs, and Dayton Havatone of Prescott. Visitation will be at 6 p.m. Friday June 11, 1999, at the multi-purpose building in Peach Springs. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday June 12, 1999, at the multi-purpose building. Jimmy Havatone will officiate. Burial will be in the Valentine Cemetery. Sutton Memorial Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Arthur V. Neff died June 4, 1999 in Kingman. He was 76. Mr. Neff was born Aug. 30, 1922 in Denver, Colo. He worked in security and law enforcement. Mr. Neff was a decorated World War II Navy veteran. He is survived by: wife Peg, of Kingman; two sons, Scott of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Brad of Kingman; one daughter, Shery Gossen of Scottsdale; and eight grandchildren. A private burial was held June 10, 1999, at the National Memorial Cemetery in Phoenix.

Dorothy Lucille Burkhart died Sunday, June 6, 1999 in Kingman. She was 86. Mrs. Burkhart was born Feb. 8, 1913 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Mrs. Burkhart worked as a sewing machine operator for Douglas Aircraft for 25 years until her retirement in 1972. She was a member of the Kingman Christian Church. Mrs. Burkhart was also active in the Singles Club, Butler Sociables, Widowers and the Good Sam Club. Mrs. Burkhart is survived by: one sister, Arlene Snyder of Santa Monica, Calif.; one brother, Kenneth Beeman of Kingman; three grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Visitation will be held from noon until 3 p.m. on Friday, June 1,, 1999 at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. Cremation will be handled by Sutton Crematory.

Ernest Just died Friday, June 4, 1999 in Kingman. He was 59. Mr. Just was born May 25, 1940 in Bremerton, Wash. He was a logger. Mr. Just is survived b y: two daughters, Nancy Just of Colton, Calif., and Vicki just of Shelton, Wash.; son Harold Just of Camp Union, Wash.; sister Vera Just of Seattle, Wash.; two brothers, Mel Just of Bremerton, Wash., and Fred Just of Camp Union, Wash.; and four grandchildren. A memorial service will be held in Washington at a later date.


6-4-99

Clarence J. Bonnee died Tuesday June 1, 1999 in Kingman. He was 77. Mr. Bonnee was born April 27, 1922 in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. Mr. Bonnee worked in construction as a painter for 50 years before retiring in 1995. He served in the U. S. Army and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Lions Club. Mr. Bonnee is survived by: daughter Linda Stoehr of Snowflake, Ariz.; three sons, David Bonnee; "Butch" E. Bonnee and Dennis Bonnee, all of Kingman; three sisters, Gwen, Geraldine and Helen; four brothers, Donald Bonnee, Jerry Bonnee, Art Bonnee and Larry Bonnee; and 13 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 8, 1999 at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will be at Mountain View Cemetery. The family suggests memorial donations be made to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Rockville, Md., 20852.


6-3-99

Arthur Richard Galloway died Monday May 31, 1999, in Kingman. He was 81. Mrs. Galloway was born June 15, 1917, in Wallowa, Ore., and came here 20 years ago from Utah. He was a millwright, a member of the Elks, and the carpenter's union. He served in the U.S. Army and Navy during World War II. He was an avid rockhound, hunter and fisherman. Mr. Galloway is survived by: his wife, Hilda M. Galloway; two sons, John T. Galloway of Houston, Texas, and Richard V. Galloway of Preston, Ida.; two daughters, Arleta Galloway of Hyrum, Utah, and JaNae Martin of Smithfield, Utah; two stepsons, William Francis of Clarinda, Iowa, and Robin Mathers of Carson City, Nev.; 25 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. No services were announced.

Carl Lee Griffith died Tuesday June 1, 1999, in Kingman. He was 83. Mr. Griffith was born Oct. 10, 1915, in Benton, Ill., and was a technical engineer with Ford Motor Co. for 18 years. He retired in 1976. Mr. Griffith was a sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a POW in Germany for one year. Mr. Griffith is survived by: his wife, Billie Jean Griffith of Kingman; three daughters, Nancy Terhaar of Brooten, Minn., Susan L. Barbour of Kingman, and Linda Fitzgerald of Oswego, Kan.; one son, Carl L. "Bud" Griffith of Kingman; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday June 5, 1999, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. Cremation was handled by Sutton Crematory. The family suggests donations to the Mohave County Historical Society, 400 W. Beale, Kingman 86401.

John Ronald Rohrer of Dolan Springs died Saturday May 29, 1999, in Phoenix. He was 72. Mr. Rohrer was born April 4, 1927, in Lincoln, Ill., and was a biotech for the Willow Beach National Fish Hatchery, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, for 22 years. He retired in 1987. Mr. Rohrer was a member of the VFW and Our Lady of the Desert Catholic Church in Dolan Springs. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Aleutians. Mr. Rohrer is survived by: his wife of 42 years, Clarice French Rohrer; five daughters, Anne Page of Canada, Mary Edwards of Phoenix, Cati Piorkowski of Phoenix, Jeanne Rohrer of Texas, and Meg Ewing of Texas; three sons, John Rohrer of Washington, Joe Rohrer of Nebraska, and Matt Rohrer of Phoenix; two sisters, Marilyn Amberg and Lori Ohmes, both of Nevada; and nine grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday June 9, 1999, at Our Lady of The Desert Catholic Church in Dolan Springs. Hansen Mortuary of Phoenix has charge of the arrangements.

Loyd Hodges of Seligman died May 31, 1999 in Prescott. He was 82. Mr. Hodges was born near Munday, Texas, on March 25, 1917. He came to Arizona in 1938 and began working on ranches in southern Arizona and came to Seligman to work on ORO Ranch after serving in the South Pacific with the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Hodges competed in ropings and rodeos and in the 1980s, he helped establish the Cowpunchers Reunion Association of which he served as prsident for a year. Mr. Hodges is survived by: one son, Jake Hodges of Seligman; two daughters, Diane Gatchel of Humble, Texas, and Nancy Soto of Mayer, Ariz.; two sisters, Pearl Hollis of Auburn, Calif., and Jewel Hodges of Lubbock, Texas; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by: his wife, Ruth Hodges, in August 1997. No services were announced.

Lillie Belle Heathcock died Tuesday June 1, 1999 in Kingman. She was 86. Mrs. Heathcock was born Feb. 27, 1913 in Bowlegs, Okla., to Evan Madeline Wheeler Duncan and James Franklin Duncan. At the time of her death, Mrs. Heathcock was a resident of British Colombia. She had been a resident of Kingman for 23 years. She had also lived in Ontario, Calif. Mrs. Heathcock was active in the Republican Women's Club and the Powerhouse Kiwanis Club. During World War II she worked at Consolidated Aircraft in San Diego, Calif., and at Tinker Field in Oklahoma City, Okla. After the war, she worked for General Dynamics in Pomona, Calif., where she stayed until her retirement in the 1970s. Mrs. Heathcock is survived by: daughter Sharon McMilon of Kingman; son Alonzo Heathcock of Fontana, Calif.; two step-daughters, Sarah Gallegos and Besse Fogle, both of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; nine grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by: husband, Lonzo Heathcock; and son James Melton Brewer. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 5, 1999. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 7, 1999 at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. Interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery.


6-2-99

Douglas Bates Massey died Sunday May 30, 1999, in Kingman. He was 59. Mr. Massey was born Dec. 16, 1939, in Springfield, Mass., and was a self-employed accountant. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in the U.S. Air Force for eight years. Mr. Massey is survived by: his wife, Judy Massey of Kingman; three daughters, Linda Fair of Kingman, Tiffany L. Street of Mesa, and Heather D. Hopkins of Flagstaff; three sons, Richard D. Massey of Las Vegas, Wade N. Massey of Kingman, and Darren W. Massey of American Fork, Utah; one brother, David Massey of Las Vegas; and 12 grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today - Wednesday June 2, 1999 - at Desert View Funeral Chapel, and at 1 p.m. Thursday June 3, 1999, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Rutherford. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the church. Bishop Jim Brown will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery.

Paul A. Forqueran died Saturday May 29, 1999, in Kingman. He was 84. Mr. Forqueran was born July 26, 1914, in Oaklawn, Ill., and was a master carpenter. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Mr. Forqueran is survived by: his wife, Mary Forqueran of Kingman, one son, Tomas Forqueran of Kingman; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held at held at 11 a.m. Tuesday June 1, 1999, at Desert View Funeral Chapel. Cremation was handled by Sutton Crematory.

Dewayne Cameron died Wednesday, May 26, 1999, in Kingman. He was 74. Mr. Cameron was born Dec. 31, 1924, in Tocca, Ga. He lived in Kingman for four years, coming here from Willcox. He served in the military during World War II and the Korean War. He was an artist, working with oil paints, watercolors and pottery. Mr. Cameron is survived by: wife Rebecca Cameron; two sons, Steven and Craig Cameron, both of San Jose, Calif.; one stepson, Robert Dunkle of Willcox; one sister, Meryl Phillips of Cincinnati, Ohio; one brother, Wayne Cameron; and two grandchildren. A memorial will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday June 5, 1999 at Hilltop Foursquare Church, 2215 Emerson Ave.

Betty Lou Kidd died Thursday May 27, 1999, in Kingman. She was 58. Mrs. Kidd was born Jan. 26 1941, in Wichita Falls, Texas, and was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Johns United Methodist Church. Mrs. Kidd is survived by: her husband, William Harvey Kidd Jr. of Kingman; two daughters, Bonnie Lou Kidd-Smith of Kingman, and Cindy Irene Bombadear of Hemet, Calif.; one son, William Harvey Kidd III of Phoenix; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday June 2, 1999, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. Services will be at noon Wednesday, also at Sutton. The Rev. Robert Cutlipp will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery.

Galen Leon Beckmon died Friday, May 28, 1999 in Ash Fork. He was 47. Mr. Beckmon was born July 13, 1951 in Westphalia, Kan. He worked as a rancher. On June 21, 1996 he married Elaine Spaine. He was a member of the Assemblies of God. Mr. Beckmon is survived by: wife, Elaine Spaine; five children, Tony Beckmon, Terry Beckmon and Tonya Taylor, all of Bliss, Idaho, and Jason Beckmon and Michelle Beckmon, both of Weiser, Idaho; five brothers, Raymond Beckmon of Kingman, Ralph Beckmon of Goading, Idaho, Ron Beckmon of Sacramento, Calif., Doyle Beckmon of Payette, Idaho, and Michael Beckmon of Ash Fork; sister Joyce Davis of Kingman; parents Cecil and Gilma Mae (Mace) Beckmon of Kingman; and six grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 3, 1999 at Mountain View Cemetery.


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Lee Robinson of Kingman died Saturday, may 29, 1999. He was 75. Mr. Robinson was born July 2, 1923 in Atton, Texas. He was self employed, working for his heating and cooling company, LRJ Metal, until his retirement in 1996. He was a member of College Park Baptist Church and served in the Army during World War II. He is survived by: wife Purnie (Elkins) Robinson of Kingman; two daughters, Connie Stoffels of Avondale, and Doris Robinson-Slovek of Strawberry; one son, Wayland Lee Robinson of Flagstaff; four grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by son Alvis Joe Robinson. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 2, 1999 at Mountain View Cemetery.