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KINNEBERG, Arthur H., Arthur H. Kinneberg, 96, passed away peacefully in Phoenix on January 12, 2018. Art was born in Cass County, Minnesota, on July 12, 1921 to Andrew and Dorothy Kinneberg, and raised in Battle Mountain, Nevada. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Iris, Kathleen and David. He is survived by the love of his life, Jane, with whom he shared 72 years in a beautiful marriage; four children: Joan, Bruce (Cynthia), Eric (Meg) and Bill (Janet); six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and his sister Janet. Art studied for three years at the Mackey School of Mines at the University of Nevada in Reno before earning an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy (Go Navy, Beat Army) class of 1946, graduating in 1945 with the accelerated wartime schedule. After his discharge from the Navy in 1948, he followed in his father's footsteps into a career in the mining industry which took him on an incredible journey. Beginning in McGill, Nevada, he was soon transferred to the Braden Copper Company in Chile where he worked for seven years. He would return to the U.S. in 1958, then with a family of six, starting his successful career with the Phelps Dodge Corporation in Morenci, Arizona. His various job assignments with Phelps Dodge would take him to Douglas, Arizona and Tyrone, New Mexico and, in 1982, to Phoenix as the Vice President and General Manager of the Phelps Dodge Western Operations and a member of the corporation's Board of Directors. Art had a keen interest in community affairs and politics. He was a member of the Phoenix 40, participating in some of the key issues confronting the fast-growing city, a strong proponent of the Arizona Town Hall, and an active supporter of the Republican Party. He served on the board of directors of Valley National Bank and was a member of Rotary Club, Shriners, BPOE and Alpha Tau Omega After retirement from Phelps dodge in 1985, Art served ten years on the University of Arizona Medical Center's Board of Directors, including a term as president. Art loved the outdoor activities, enjoying countless fishing and bird hunting trips and was an avid golfer as a member of the Phoenix and White Mountain Country Clubs. And he was never more excited than being a spectator at his children's and grandchildren's countless sporting activities with a special attachment to baseball which he considered the sport that best reflected America's values. Travel was also a great love of his, visiting four continents, with a particular passion for his trips to Chile. He often served as a tour guide for friends and family to introduce them to the beauty of the country and friendliness of the people. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, January 26, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, 6300 North Central Avenue, Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Banner - University Medical Center Tucson. Arrangements entrusted to WHITNEY & MURPHY FUNERAL HOME.

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HINE, Dr. Richard Bates "Dick"

succumbed to cancer resulting from Lynch Syndrome January 2, 2018; at the age of 88.  He was predeceased by Patricia, his beloved wife of 66 years.  Dr. Hine was Professor of Plant Pathology at the University of Arizona from 1967-1990.  Prior to that, he was on the faculty of the University of Hawaii, and held corporate positions at DuPont, Del Monte and Bechtel.  Through Hine Consulting, and in collaboration with the UN, he addressed challenging plant diseases with growers in the Southwestern US, Mexico, Central and South America, and Asia.  He received the lifetime achievement award in Plant Pathology from the American Phytopathological Society in 1990.
Dick and his twin sister, Katherine "Patty" Hine Shaha of Salt Lake City, UT were born June 2, 1929 in Beverly Hills, CA.  Dick's quick wit and knack for story telling were evident at an early age, and remained vibrant throughout his life.  He graduated from Beverly Hills High, and earned his bachelors degree from UCLA.  He married his college sweetheart, Patricia Maynard, December 26, 1951.  Dick was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the Marine Corps in 1952 and served a two-year tour in Japan.  Upon his return, he earned his PhD in Plant Pathology from UC Davis and embarked on a distinguished scientific career.  He was passionate about all things "UofA", and cherished the friendships built up throughout his life. 
In addition to his sister, Dick is survived by his children, Katherine Hine Sementilli (Philip), Bill Hine (Barbara Salerno), Ruth Hine (Eric Musto), and Richard Hine; and two adored granddaughters, Abigail and Emeline Hine Musto.  
The family has held a private celebration of Dick's life, and requests that remembrances be sent to the University of Arizona Foundation / UA Cancer Center.

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HURST, Dorothy (Coby)

turned 97 and left us as she headed for that other shore where so many, including JC, her husband of 53 years, her parents, her beloved siblings, cousins and friends, have been waiting for her. She came to Tucson in the 40s from Eveleth, MN, and fell in love with the mountains. She decided she'd go back to Minnesota, teach one more year, return to Tucson, marry a man, have his children and spend the rest of her life in Tucson in a house with a swimming pool and a palm tree. She had done her share of clearing snow while earning her BS in Duluth, MN, and if her time as a WWII Navy Link Trainer operator in Banana River, Florida taught her anything, it was that no matter how hot it got she never had to shovel it.
Coby, a tireless volunteer, gave tens of thousands of hours to El Dorado Hospital and was the first volunteer in the door when they opened, and the last to leave when they closed. She gave blood, worked in her children's school library, baked for their classes as well as Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops and did so many other volunteer jobs it would be difficult to mention them all. She is beloved and remembered by neighborhood kids and the friends of her children as a nurturing beacon of acceptance and warmth. She was honored with a Ben's Bell award, and was the recipient of a Columbia/HCA Humanitarian Award for exemplary service in the healthcare community. She raised her children to be volunteers, and they did the same with their children. Our deeds long outlive us, and in this we will never die.
Even with all her dedication to humanity, Coby still found the time to make friends with slot machines all over Arizona and Las Vegas.
She will be terribly missed and was sent off with grateful, loving and breaking hearts by her children, Jon (Kathy) Hurst, Margaret Lacey, Julianne (Neal) Williams; niece, Cobyann, who was more like a daughter; grandchildren, Sean Sathya Lacey and Mason Madea; her step-grandchildren whom she loved dearly: JeaneMarie, Joyce-Ayn, Tony, Caitlin and Brandon, as well as their children, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She is also survived by Teddy Kilian, the last of her nine siblings.
Coby was proud of her 100% Slovenian heritage and traveled to "The Old Country," bringing back wonderful stories, and quirky Slovenian sayings and rhymes.
A Mass will be said at St. Cyril's of Alexandria at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 10, 2018 with Visitation the previous evening from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at ADAIR FUNERAL HOME, Dodge Chapel. A private interment will be at Arizona Veteran's Memorial Cemetery at a later date.
The family is grateful to the staff at Serenity, and Heartland Hospice for all their support and love. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Coby's name to Habitat for Humanity, Catholic Relief Services or find the time to do some volunteer work.

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CECIL, Jr., Arthur DeWitt, 99, passed away January 18, 2018. He is preceded in death by his wife of 56 years Gladys Cecil. He is survived by sons, Arthur D. Cecil III (Donna-Lee) of Tucson, James B. Cecil (Keith Moller) of Santa Clara, CA; grandchildren, Leslie (Ken) Masters of Clarksville, TN and Donna Cecil of Tucson; great-grandchildren, Kenny (Melissa) of Clarksville, TN and Kelsey Masters of Tucson, AZ and one great-great-grandson, Kenneth Masters III. Arthur graduated from Oberlin College in Ohio with a Bachelor of Arts in Geology. He played the bass drum in the Sabbar Shrine Marching Band. He dedicated 50 years of his career working in the automotive sales industry including time at Paulin Motors. He was an avid golfer. He will be dearly missed. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the charity of your choice. Arrangements handled by BRING'S BROADWAY CHAPEL

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COREY, Lois Eleanor

born January 5, 1927, in Macomb, Illinois, passed away on January 13, 2018 in Tucson, Arizona, where she lived with her family since 1960. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sidney and Burnice Battin; her loving husband of 69 years, Leonard Dale Corey,, and her son, Kimler Dale Corey, Sr. She is survived by her son, Bruce Corey; grandson, Kimler Dale Corey, Jr. (Rebecca); granddaughter, Tracy Elaine Corey; four great-grandchildren, Frankie, Gibran, Gabe and Piper Layne; sister, Marcelyn Davis (Del); and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was a remarkable woman, strong, loyal, dignified, and fiercely independent. She was committed to family, friendship and to being a positive force in the world through her generous gifts to charity and as a living example. She had a full, beautiful life and will be deeply missed. Services will be held at EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made in her name to the Alzheimer's Association.



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de HIGUERA, Librada N.

1/16/1920 - 1/17/2018


Our dearest mother passed away surrounded by her loving family. Preceded in death by parents Catalina and Santiago, husband, Ramiro, grandsons, Adrian and Baby Boy Gallego, and daughter-in-law, Connie. Survived by children, Joaquin, Jesus (Lourdes), Margaret (Richard), Rosella (Bobby), Ramiro (Rosita), Maria (Dimitrios), Tony, Margarita (Albert) and Yolanda, 20 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. She was born in Tamazula, Durango, (Mexico). She eventually made her way to Tucson, where she raised a wonderful family and took on a new calling - a loving, caring, nurturing, supportive Mother and Wife. She loved to garden, and was once featured on the TV show "The Desert Speaks", profiling her master gardening skills and expertise in herbal medicine, and had samples of her plants studied by the U of A. Her knitting skills were impeccable - every new baby in the family received a warm cozy blanket, knitted by her gentle hands with love. These blankets serve as a symbolic, lasting memory of her. She loved to cook, and her kitchen was open to all-comers. Her home during Christmas was the place to be, where the entire family congregated and celebrated the wonderful joys of the holiday season. She will be remembered as a strong-willed woman that left an indelible imprint on the lives of everyone she touched, and her wisdom will continue to guide our lives, until we meet again. Viewing will be held Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 5:00 p.m., followed by Rosary at 7:00 p.m., at CARRILLO'S TUCSON MORTUARY, 204 S. Stone Ave. Funeral services will be held Monday, January 22, 2018, 10:30 a.m., at St. Augustine's Cathedral, 192 S. Stone Ave. Burial to follow at Holy Hope Cemetery, 3555 N. Oracle Rd., followed by a Celebration of Life at Jacobs YMCA, 1010 W Lind St. Arrangements by CARRILLO'S TUCSON MORTUARY.

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DOMAN, Warren Gerald
In Loving Memory


Warren passed away on June 29, 2017, in Tucson, Arizona. It was one year to the day that he lost his loving wife, Sharon Rose. Warren was born in Kramer, North Dakota on September 17, 1933. He is survived by his children, daughter, Jeri (Jerry) Alexander; son, Lawrence Doman; and daughter, Sabra (Steven) Simmons; his grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. He will always be remembered as a strong, intelligent, steadfast, and loving father, grandfather, and husband. He will be greatly missed. He leaves us rich in his memories. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at noon at ADAIR FUNERAL HOME, AVALON CHAPEL, 8090 N. Northern, Tucson, AZ 85704.

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DONNELLY, Jeanette Joy, 89, passed away on September 26, 2017 at her home in Tucson.  Jeanette was cared for by the wonderful staff of Hospice Family Care.  At Jeanette's request, no service will be held.
Jeanette was born on November 2, 1927 in Hillsboro, Oregon to Leslie and Hettie Grace Bartlett Howell.  Jeanette attended Hillsboro High School, and was employed by Pacific Northwest Bell Telephone Co., retiring in 1963.
 Jeanette married her lifelong love and partner, Mordell (Mort) Donnelly, in 1952 and they resided in Portland, Oregon for 30 years.  After Jeanette retired from the Pacific Northwest Bell Telephone, she began a second career in real estate, and Mort became an independent homebuilder.  Jeanette and Mort  built and sold many quality homes in the Portland area during the 60's and 70's.
 After retiring from the building and real estate business, Jeanette and Mort relocated to Arizona, where they entered the field of motel management, first in Phoenix and finally in Tucson.  Jeanette and Mort spent their later years enjoying the Southwestern desert and climate, and remained active in traveling, hiking, and playing tennis.
After Mort passed away in 2003 at the age of 81, Jeanette remained in Tucson.  Throughout her final years, Jeanette kept active, both physically and mentally, as she had all her life, and remained in good health until her final year.
 Jeanette is survived by her half-brother on her mother's side, Vernon L. (Sharon) Crow of Battle Ground, WA and Jeanette will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by all who knew her. A special thank you goes out to all of Jeanette's wonderful friends and neighbors located at the Van Buren Apartments where Jeanette lived until the end of her life.  A special thank you to Mary the manager of the complex and Chris who was always so ready to help Jeanette with any repairs or other heavy lifting that she needed. 

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ELBIE, Sergeant Major Stan

U.S. Marine Corps was transferred on January 17, 2018 to the Headquarters of the Commandant of the Universe to guard the streets of Heaven. His amazing life story began in Kirkland, Washington where he was born on September 10, 1931. Growing up with the burden of losing both parents at an early age made him tough and determined. Starting out in the logging industry as a whistlepunk, he quickly realized that was not his calling. He then joined the U.S. Marines in 1948 where he found his niche in life. The camaraderie led him to remain a Marine almost three decades on active duty. He proudly served with the land, sea and air branches of the U.S. Marine Corps. Stan was a natural and a true Marine. In his career, he acquired an assortment of eighteen medals and awards. "Now, that is what makes the uniform jacket heavy" he remarked. He served on the Light Cruiser USS Springfield CL66 where he was initiated a Shellback and was part of the equator crossing ceremony, the USS Valley Forge CV45 and last but not least, the USS Boxer CV21 where he had the honor of working as an orderly for Admiral John F. Hoskins. He also worked under General Victor H. Krulack, known as "Brute" and General James N. Mattis, referred to as "Mad Dog." One of his very proud moments was serving under Chesty Puller, the most decorated Marine in history and the only man to receive five Navy Crosses. They sent him on two tours to Korea in the USS Valley Forge and the USS Boxer. Among his other achievements, Stan was also assigned as an honor guard for President Eisenhower, President Kennedy and the Shah of Iran. "Pretty Impressive!" One of his tours, or should I say "duty calls" as a supervisory instructor on the staff of the Marine Corps reserve in Tucson, he decided this was a good place to retire, which he did in 1975. He served three tours as a recruiter in Washington, Oregon and Wisconsin. Even in retirement, Elbie was a true Marine. There was never a dull moment having him around. A simple trip to the store was a salute to the Marines, because he did not leave the house without his red Sgt. Major Semper Fi hat on his head. I am so thankful and amazed at the same time, seeing the respect he received and gave to fellow servicemen. Once a Marine, always a Marine. He was a true inspiration and his humor and knowledge will be missed. He enjoyed reading and one of the fondest memories of Elbie was of the things he knew. He is survived by two sisters, Mary Schnoor of Bellingham, Washington and Carolyn A. Jones of Blaine, Washington; Two sons, Jeffrey L. Elbie (a former Cpl. USMC) Anishia of South Naknek, Alaska and Sam Elbie and Liz of Rio Rico, Arizona; Four grandchildren, Detective Jeffrey L. Elbie, Jr. of Anchorage, Police Department, Alaska, former L.Cpl Austin Stanley Elbie, USMC (Austin is the third generation to serve in the U.S. Marines), Jessica Elbie and Airman Kyle S. Elbie, USAF. He was predeceased by two brothers, Henry and Robert, and one sister, Virginia. He is also survived by lifelong friends, Marilyn Vicars and family of Gresham, Oregon. Per Stan's request, there will not be a funeral or memorial service. He will be laid to rest in the family plot in Kirkland Cemetery (Kirkland, Washington) with full Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, donations in his honor may be made to the Devil Pups America at the Marine Corps League Clubhouse in Tucson, Arizona. Arrangements by ADAIR FUNERAL HOME, Dodge Chapel.

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CAUDLE, Dan

Died January 8, 2018. Born August 4, 1922 in Dublin, Texas. He came to Tucson in 1942 when in the Air Force and was stationed at Davis Monthan Air Force Base. He served overseas in the Philippines and Australia during WWII. In 1942 he met his lifetime love, Betty and they married in 1943 before he went overseas. He has called Tucson his home for the most part of 74 years. He is survived by his daughter Elizabeth Ann (Joseph) Floyd, grandchildren Joseph (Kathy) Floyd, Jeffrey (Andrea) Floyd, Becky (Warner) Smith, Beth (Andy) Stephens and Danny Caudle, great-grandchildren Danielle, Jeremiah, Austin, Tyler, Jake, Aubrey, Ethan, Logan and Carlee. He is preceded in death by his wife Betty, son Kenny and daughter-in-law Linda. After the war he worked as an electrician. During this time he met Clayton (Betty) Gibson and they had a shared interest in collecting minerals. The two couples spent many weekends in and around old mines "rockhounding". In 1955 Dan, along with Clayton and their wives, started the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, which is now world famous. Dan was an honorary life time member of the Tucson Gem and Mineral Society. During his life he was also President of the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies and President of the Rocky Mountain Mineralogical Societies. After he retired as an electrician he and his wife Betty opened Cibola Gem and Mineral, a successful business they ran for many years. He enjoyed camping, travel, woodworking and feeding "his birds". He will be remembered for his many interests, enjoyment of family and love of life. He will be thought of often and held close to our hearts. There will be a private family gathering to honor his memory.
Rest in peace Daddy.

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JOHNSON, Patricia Thomas

died on December 31, 2017. She was 95 years old and left behind a generations-long legacy of love and kindness. Pat was born in 1922 in Valley City, North Dakota. Her parents were Ervine Roebuck Thomas, a banker and World War I veteran from Nevada, and Ruby Schroeder Thomas, an elementary school teacher, from North Dakota. Her father died of tuberculosis when Pat was 2 1/2 years old. They had been living at the TB Sanitarium in Colfax, California. Meanwhile, her mother had also contracted TB. So Pat was sent to Valley City, North Dakota, to live with her three aunts and grandmother for the next 5 years. Pat was nearly eight years old when she saw her mother again. They moved to Reno, Nevada, to live with Pat's paternal grandmother, so Pat's mother could complete her education, earning the equivalent of a teaching degree. Three years later, the two moved to Las Vegas, Nevada where they settled. Pat graduated from Stephens Junior College in Columbia, Missouri, then enrolled at the University of Arizona. She joined the Pi Beta Phi sorority and met Marvin "Mike" Johnson. They married six weeks later, in May 1944 and moved to Phoenix in 1945.
Pat became a gourmet cook long before most Americans even knew what balsamic vinegar was. She studied cooking under Marcella Hazan in Italy and at La Verene in Paris. She loved the adventure of travel, the challenge of bridge, and the thrill of baseball. (Maybe one had to love baseball to feel the thrill....) She loved to go "antiquing" anywhere, finding treasures with which she filled her home. She thrived on the beaches of Southern California, in Rincon del Mar near Carpenteria in the Fifties, La Jolla from the Sixties through the Nineties, and Oregon in the 2000s.
Ol' Blue Eyes was the musical love of her life, and she kept his autographed photo in her
guest bathroom.
When the grandchildren and great-grandchildren came along, she reveled in her new role. She was known for her quesadillas, chocolate sheet cakes, divinity, and fruitcakes, as well as for the lace-like oatmeal cookies that she'd fit neatly into a Yuban coffee can and give to her grandchildren every Christmas.
Pat is survived by two daughters, Patricia Doerr (Dr. John) and Susan Johnson; her son, Thomas Johnson (Nancy); seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by VISTOSO FUNERAL HOME.

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ELWOOD, David Buck

Peacefully died on December 21, 2017 in Tucson, Arizona. He was born on April 19, 1928 in Ames, Iowa. He attended Iowa State University and received a Bachelors of Science Degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of California, Berkley in 1952. He was a licensed profession Landscape Architect and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. He served as a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Infantry and the Corps. of Engineers during the Korean War. During his professional life, he worked as an urban planner in San Diego, Phoenix, San Francisco and in Washington D.C. He ultimately settled in Tucson, Arizona. In 1985 was honored as Citizen of the Year by the Federation of Pima Homeowners Association. He was Co-Founder of Neighborhood Coalition of Greater Tucson. He was the past Chairman of Metropolitan Energy Commission and Tucson Solar Village Civano Steering Committee. He delighted in the outdoors; he was an avid hiker, traveler and talented photographer. He is survived by his loving wife and life partner, Mary Ann Elwood. His devoted companion, Perry; as well as many lifelong friends, a niece and two nephews. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in David Elwood's honor to Therapeutic Riders of Tucson. Arrangements by VISTOSO FUNERAL HOME.

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HARGIS, Cindy Lou

passed away peacefully at home on January 6, 2018 after a courageous 14 year battle with Breast Cancer. Born April 26, 1955 in Buffalo NY, she is survived by her husband, Steve; sons, Dustin (Katrina) Powell, Matt (Jennifer) Powell, and Aaron (Ashlyn) Hargis; grandchildren, Ellie, Garrett, Ethan, Iylah and Rylie; sisters, Debbie Harris, Kelli Henson and Cindi Privitera, and stepmother, Susie Harris. Cindy touched the heart of all she met with her unconditional kindness, contagious smile and beautiful voice. Services will be held Saturday, January 27, 2018, 2:00 p.m. at St Pauls Church 8051 E. Broadway Blvd. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the St Pauls music memorial fund.

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JUDD, Gary A.

Born in Tucson on July 30, 1953, went to be with Jesus on January 12, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Patsy; his children, Curtis (Elizabeth) Judd, Becky (Jamie) Voss, Spencer (Andrea) Judd; and his sisters, Gayle (Russ) Simpson and Nancy (Dick) Shattuck. He was a loving husband, father and grandpa (pee-paw) to eight grandchildren. He retired from the Pima County Department of Corrections in 2004. He leaves a huge void in our lives and his unconditional love will be forever in our hearts. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Christ Community Church 530 S. Pantano Rd. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Christ Community Church. Arrangements by HUDGEL'S SWAN FUNERAL HOME.

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BOIS, Kelvin "Kel", passed away January 13, 2018. He was born March 7, 1931, to Armand and Gladys Bois in Chicago, Illinois. After high school, Kel graduated from Wilson Junior College and attended illinois Institute of Technology before entering the Navy, serving from 1951-1955. He then began a career in mortgage banking and was employed in Chicago, Kewanee, Illinois, Tucson Realty and Trust and financial institutions in the Shawnee Mission, Kansas area. Kel was preceded in death by his first wife, Catherine (1970) and is survived by Judith "Judy" Bois; his sons, Paul (Heather) of Swanee, Georgia; Mark (Charmin) of Liberty Township, Ohio; David of Dallas, Texas; and Steven (Leslie Rockwell) of Reston, Virginia; and stepson, Tom (Amber) of Reno, Nevada. He leaves eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Memorials may be given in Kel's name to The West, 5615 East River Road, Suite 101, Tucson, AZ 85750 or the Tucson Symphony, 2175 North Sixth Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85705-5606.
Arrangements by ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Dodge Chapel.

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TANZILLO, Frank J. Sr.
11/18/21-1/18/18


Frank was born in Hudson, N.Y. and passed away at home surrounded by his loving family. He worked at Boice Dairy in Hudson, N.Y. and at Coca Cola in Tucson. He proudly served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He was an avid sports lover and was a baseball umpire and basketball referee for over 45 years. Frank leaves behind his wife of 72 years, Teresa, his children, Frank, Jr., Mary Teresa (Kevin), Thomas (Laura), Michael (Barbara) and Reena (Jay) along with 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and two great- great-grandchildren. There will be a Memorial Mass at St Francis Cabrini Church on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial made to St. Francis Cabrini Church or the St. Vincent DePaul Society. Arangements by ADAIR FUNERAL HOME, Dodge Chapel.

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VALL, Andrew Emery

90, passed away January 10, 2018. "If I am to be remembered, it is for the honesty I try to demonstrate, the patience I try to live by, and the compassion I have for others." Andrew is survived by his wife, Janet of 47 years, five children: Laura Evans, Steve Vall, Elise D' Amico, Nicole Glow, Elizabeth Mosley; and eight grandchildren. Andrew graduated from Columbia, worked 43 years at Raytheon, and 15 years teaching algebra. Andrew was a Renaissance man. He was known for his gentle spirit, wit, inspiring curiosity, and ability to fix just about anything. He was loved; he will be missed. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Cyril, Friday, January 26, 2018, 11:00 a.m. Memorial gifts may be made to: The Community Food Bank and Catholic Social Services. Arrangments by ANGEL VALLEY FUNERAL HOME.

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WARREN, Conrad Norman

at the age of 78, passed away January 17, 2018 with his loving wife of 61 years, Vicki by his side.  He and Vicki were owners of gitft shops around the SW including the Doubletree Hotel in Tucson.  His real occupational love was the mining industry which began in Carlsbad, NM.  He was an avid reader and loved history.  Conrad was passionate about exploring ghost towns and was an outdoorsman. He is predeceased by his daughter, Shelli.  Survived by his daughter, Sheri (Don) Butler; and son, Lance (Lori) Warren; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  Arrangements by ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Avalon Chapel.

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VONK, Lorraine J., found eternal peace on December, 27, 2017 at the age of 88.  A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Desert Hills Lutheran Church, 2150 S. Camino del Sol, in Green Valley, with lunch to follow.



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WAESCH, Marion E.

passed away peacefully at home on December 26, 2017. Long time Kindergarten teacher with TUSD, she is survived by her daughter, Cheryl A. Waesch. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, please donate to O.S.L.C. or AZ Humane Society. Arrangements by EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY.



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FRANZ, David, Survived by his soul mate, Peg; children, Rich (Serap) and Carrie; grandchildren, Matt (Gaby) and Meg (Ryan); sister, Connie. He was surrounded by family when he died on January 3, 2018.
A Celebration of Dave's life will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at the Tucson Botanical Garden. We'll gather at 3:30 p.m. with the celebration starting at 4:00 p.m. Contact Carrie with any questions 520-762-0043.

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GAMBOA, Julia Abril

92, passed away peacefully December 22, 2017. Born April 12, 1925, she is survived by children, Yolanda Harvey (Albert Gallandt) and Edward (Judy) Gamboa of Tucson, and Gamboas Robert (Denise) of Seattle, Paul (Juli) and Anne of Portland, Oregon, and daughter-in-law, Dianne of Victorville, CA; 18 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and 10 great-great-grandchildren. She was
preceded in death by Peter, beloved husband of 70 years, and sons, Andrew and Bill. Julia was a devoted wife and mother whose spotless home was open to everyone. She most enjoyed entertaining family and friends. She loved to cook and was always very generous. The family greatly appreciates the loving care she received at Spring Days Adult Care Home. Thanks also to Casa de la Luz Hospice. Mass will be held Monday, January 29, 11:00 a.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Parish, 3201 E Presidio Rd, Tucson. Arrangements by ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Dodge Chapel.

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BENSON, Joseph "Joe"

Tucson - 69, passed away peacefully in his home Sunday, January 14, 2018 surrounded by his loved ones. Celebration of life services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Sanctuary Cove, 8001 N. Scenic Dr., Tucson, AZ 85743 with Reverend Wendy Guyton presiding. Reception to follow at 2:00 p.m. at Growler's Taphouse. Additional services to be held in Plains, Montana, date and location to be determined. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Lissa Benson; his son, Barry Benson and his wife, Marissa Benson; his son, Cody Benson; his daughter, Tianna Benson; his sister, Kandy Veller; his stepbrother, Howard Martin; his stepsister, Rosanne Haugen; and many dear friends. Joe Benson is preceded in death by his parents, Barry and Anne Benson, and Charlette Benson. Born in Missoula, Montana and raised in nearby Plains, Montana, Joe's childhood was spent largely outdoors, enjoying all that the Montana countryside had to offer. Joe graduated from Plains High School in 1966 and began working in the local sawmill, beginning a career of hard work that would lead him to becoming an operator in the Operating Engineers Local 400. In the spring of 1982 Joe Benson met a charming waitress by the name of Lissa, and by November 12th of 1983 they were married. Joe and Lissa eventually moved to Billings, Montana where they raised their three children Barry, Cody, and Tianna. In the fall of 1998 the family relocated to Tucson, Arizona where Joe would spend the rest of his career working for Granite Construction. He retired from Granite Construction in June of 2015. Joe enjoyed his retirement travelling with his wife Lissa, and making new friends everywhere he went. In lieu of flowers, please make donations on behalf of Joe Benson to the Kidney Cancer Association. Arrangements by DESERT SUNSET FUNRAL HOME.

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BECHTEL, Robert Bernard

85, of Tucson, passed away peacefully on January 16, 2018 at his home in Tucson, AZ. He was born on October 19, 1932 in Pottstown, PA to Leonard and Helen Bechtel. In 1972, he married Beverly Smith at their home in Kansas City, MO. In 1976, he accepted the position of Professor of Psychology at the University of Arizona, where he worked for 34 years until he retired in 2010.
Robert is survived by his wife Beverly of 45 years, his daughters, Amanda and Carrah and his granddaughter, Elianna as well as his "adopted" children, Cynthia, Mary and Frank Willis. Memorial Service will be held at Tohono Chul Park in the Wilson room on Monday, January 22 at 10:00 a.m., 7366 North Paseo del Norte, Tucson, AZ 85704 Contact: 520-742-6455
In lieu of flowers, please donate funds to the Postal History Foundation of Tucson, Arizona by calling in a donation at (520) 623-6652 or mailing a check to The Postal History Foundation 920 N. 1st Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719. Arrangements by ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Avalon Chaple.

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SMITH, James Lowell

"Gouger" you are loved and missed.  Gouger was born June 15, 1943 and passed away on January 8, 2018. He was preceded in death by parents, R.C. and Mayme Smith; brother, Larry Smith; and stepson, Jay Cidone'. He is survived by wife, Sidney; children, Cher and Kamara; and stepchildren, Jody and Wade; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many very dear friends. A Celebration of his life will be held at the Trivitt home located at 6075 N. Desert Trail, Saturday, February 3, 2018, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Arrangements by ANGEL VALLEY FUNERAL HOME.

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STROTHMANN, Rudolph "Rudy"

95, passed away on January 6, 2018 in Tucson, Arizona. He was born to Otto Curt Strothmann and Johanna (Roehl) Strothmann on September 13, 1922 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce, and his brother, Werner. He is survived by his youngest brother, Curt, of Rockford, IL and many nieces and nephews: Jim Strothmann (Valerie) of The Villages, FL; Tom Strothmann (Claudia) of Tucson, AZ; David Strothmann (Kathy) of Pine, CO; Patricia (Ed) Crylen of Naperville, IL; Nancy (Robert) Reafler of Rockford, IL; Stacy (Charles) Masten of Humboldt, AZ and Gail (Sam) Markham of Tucson, AZ.
Rudy was a veteran of WW II, serving with the U.S. Army in China and India. After receiving his Ph.D. in Forestry from the University of Michigan, he began a long career with the Research Branch of the U.S. Forestry Service working in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Northern California. After retirement, he and his wife moved to Tucson, AZ, enjoying many happy years with family and friends.
Arrangements by EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY.

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HALSTEAD, Celia Ann Jarrett

LCSW, left us on January 14, 2018. Born April 24, 1945, she grew up in North Carolina until 1956, when her family moved to Tucson. Celia attended local schools and held degrees from both the U of A and ASU.
She was a social worker and psychiatric social worker. She taught at the ASU School of Social Work, lectured nationally on health care, and won numerous awards. She loved family, dancing, travel, and art in all its forms. She was eternally optimistic that this world could be made a better place by actions, and she practiced this philosophy with courage and integrity. Her smile could light up a room. She was preceded in death by her parents, Katherine (Setzer) and Ralph Jarrett, and her daughter, Karen. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Dale; daughter, Anne Schow (John); grandchildren, Joshua Fasman, James Schow, Elizabeth Vana, Daphne and Riley Schow; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Dr. Janice Jarrett, Jennifer Jarrett, Kay Accordino, of Tucson; Beth Barr (Lafayette) of Scottsdale, and an extended family of nieces, nephews and in-laws, Farewell, my beloved. This world shall be a lesser place without you. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice. A Celebration of Celia's life will be held on Thursday, February 1, 2018, at El Casino Ballroom, 437 E. 26th St., from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. All family and friends are invited.

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FLANDERS, Beverly Ann

of Baltimore, MD and a long time resident of Tucson took her place in heaven on January 9, 2018. Please join her daughter, Kathy Ann Crandall and husband Timothy Crandall along with many friends in celebrating her life at Tucson Bible Church at 2:00pm on Saturday, January 27, 2018. 111 N. Sarnoff Dr. Tucson, AZ 85710. Arrangements by DESERT ROSE HEATHER MORTUARY.

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SOTO, Dolores S.

Passed away on January 17, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Tucson, Arizona in 1933, she spent her years as a domestic engineer who was a proud, strong and supportive Air Force wife. She will be remembered as a great wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, John, and is survived by her daughters, Jeri (Randy) Lawson and Rose Marie; her five grandchildren, Tina Lawson, Wendi (Brandon) Hiither, Jon (Jennifer) Tyboroski, Daniel (Nicole) Lawson, Stephanie (Mike) Gauthier; her thirteen great- grandchildren, Andrew, Kristin, Nicole, Tyler, Brandon, Breanna, Olivia, Bailey, Taylor, Chloe, Kaylen, Kendal and Ethan. She is now reunited with many beloved family members in the arms of our Savior. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 24, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m., at ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Dodge Chapel, 1050 N. Dodge Blvd. Funeral Mass will be Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 300 N. Tanque Verde Loop. Burial will follow at All Faiths Memorial Park.

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SEADER, Philip Jr, 63, passed away December 29, 2017. Phil's love of animals and plants led him to own pet stores and host a radio show on KVOI 1030. He was preceded  in death by parents, Phil and Helen Seader, and Mike Sanders.  Survived by siblings, Alexis, Ruth, Mary Beth, Carol, Greg,
Andrea, Michael, and Donna; and 16 nieces and nephews.  Services will be held at St Joseph's Catholic Church, 215 S. Craycroft, on  Friday, January 26, 2018. Rosary at 11:00 a.m. and Mass at 11:30 a.m.



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MCGUCKIN, Hiroko

born April 16, 1937 in Okinawa, Japan. Passed in Tucson, AZ on January 14, 2018, at the age of 80. Hiroko came to Tucson in 1971 and is survived by husband, James J. McGuckin of 50 years, three children; daughter, Kaoru, and sons, John and Andrew. Three grandchildren, Jessica, Ryan and Noah. Along with two great-grandchildren, Elise and C.J. Hiroko worked in food service and was loved by all that knew her and she will be truly missed. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, January 23 at 1:30 p.m. at EAST LAWN PALMS CEMETERY.


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PARK, Prasseda "Pia"
11/4/1927 - 12/31/2017

Wife of the late James William "Bill" Park.  Predeceased by parents, Peter and Anna (Valentine) DiLaura, sisters, Nathaline DiLaura and Agnes Kessler and nephew Eric Kessler. Survived by nieces, Ellen (James) McNally and Susan (Michael) Higgins. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, January 27, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mark's Church, 2727 W. Tangerine Road, Oro Valley, AZ 85742. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to: Capuchin Soup Kitchen, 1820 Mount Elliott, Detroit, MI 48207 San Xavier del Blanc Mission, 1950 W. San Xavier, Tucson, AZ 85746-7409 Make-A-Wish, 2901 North 78th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 Arrangements by DESERT SUNSET CREMATION

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PETERSON, Edna Marie

passed away on December 9, 2017 at 99 years of age. She was born in Memphis, Tennessee on September 15, 1918. She is survived by two children, Joseph Branson (Judith) and Marie Welch; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy O. Peterson, and grandson, Jeff Roachell. She was a long time member of the Catalina United Methodist Church and a cashier employee at the University of Arizona. A private graveside service was held on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

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ROMERO, Albert, our wonderful brother and uncle, left this earth on December 27, 2017 after a brief illness. He was born on May 6, 1929. He is predeceased by his wife, Koleta, parents, Lizandro and Felicitas, sisters, Rachel Orona and Mary Gaona, and brother, Lizandro. He is survived by his brother, Edward and his sister, Cristina Sandlin of Arlington, Texas, many nieces and nephews, grand-nieces and nephews and childhood friends. Beto followed his brother and father into sheet metal work until he was badly burned in a work-related accident. He was generous to a fault and easily taken advantage of. He had a wickedly funny sense of humor and a big heart. We will all miss his giggles and love more than he could ever know. A service for Beto will be held Monday, January 22, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at Santa Cruz Catholic Church, 1220 S. 6th Ave., in Tucson.

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SAUNDERS, Michael R.

age 69, passed away on November 24, 2017, in Green Valley, Arizona, after a seven-year battle against prostate cancer.
He was born in Batavia, N.Y., on June 29, 1948, the son of Irene and John Saunders. After graduating from high school in Elba, N.Y., in 1966, he eventually settled in Arizona, where he earned a Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Arizona and where he became a Pima County Adult Probation Officer in 1975.
He was subsequently promoted to a Field Unit Supervisor in 1990 and retired after 25 years of service in 2000.
Mike was very active and enjoyed traveling, camping, tennis, cycling, prospecting with his friend Rich; hunting, fishing, sailing and dancing. He was a kind, caring man who always had a smile to offer to his friends and family.
He was preceded in death by his wife Nancy. He is survived by his parents, three step-children: Dave, John and Heather, and his fiance Cynthia Weber, who felt blessed each day she spent with him.
You are missed but will never be forgotten.
Special thanks to Dr. Porterfield, his staff; Hospice Family Care and especially Kate, for all their help and support.
No services are planned, at Michael's request.

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CAMPISTA, Mary Hepburn

of Tucson, AZ, passed from this life into Paradise on Friday, January 12, 2018, with her husband and daughters by her side. Born November 12, 1936, in New York City, Mary is survived by her husband, Frank Aguilar Campista; sister, Adrienne Hepburn Butler; daughters, Kelley Brophy Clark, Ellen Frances Williams, Kathleen Cornelia Brophy, Bridget Blake Briscoe, Patricia Adrienne Brophy; grandchildren, Sarah Virginia Clark, John Blake Clark, and Angela Claire Williams. Mary is preceded in death by her parents, George and Cornelia Kelley Hepburn and brother, Frederick Hepburn.
 Following graduation from Marlborough High School in Los Angeles, California in 1954, Mary spent a year studying liberal arts at Duchesne Residence College in New York City. An artist, classical pianist, and ice skater, she was loved and respected by all who were touched by her beautiful, kind heart. With a sweet and congenial personality, her thoughtfulness and respect towards others exemplified her love of God which began at an early age. In 1956 Mary wed the late A. Blake Brophy, of Phoenix, Arizona, and for thirty-three years devoted herself to being a nurturing, fun spirited, loving, wife and mother. A humble, gentle person who truly loved life, she enjoyed her family and friends, art, music, theater, animals, camping with her girls, hiking, and the beauties of nature.
In 1988 while living in Tucson, Arizona, Mary began a second chapter of her life, marrying Frank Campista. Together they pursued a life of deeper devotion to God attending and graduating from a two-year program at Rhema Bible College in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After mission trips to Peru and Argentina, and a tour through the Holy Land of Israel, Mary devoted the rest of her life to her husband, family, church, and volunteering at charitable outreaches in Tucson.  She had a heart of compassion for the homeless and hurting and served at the Tucson Gospel Rescue Mission for women, began a church food pantry, and helped the children at Casa de Los Ninos. Mary will forever be remembered for her selfless, generous, loving spirit.
A Funeral service and burial will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY AND CEMETERY, 5801 E. Grant Road, followed by a private reception. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Mary Campista's name can be made to: The Alzheimer's Association, at www.act.alz.org/donate; Gospel Rescue Mission, at www.grmtucson.com; Samaritans Purse, at www.samaritanspurse.org

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