Tucson CitizenTucson Citizen

Funeral Notices


COLLINS, Lasco age 94 years of Tucson, passed December 10, 1995. Survived by son, Levare Ray Davis, N.C. and Friend Elkie Sanders, Tucson. Service Friday, December 22, 1995 at SOUTH LAWN MORTUARY CHAPEL, Rev. Choyce Coleman of Mt. Zion Baptist Church officiating. Interment South Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to service at SOUTH LAWN MORTUARY CHAPEL, 5401 S. Park Ave.

COOK, C.B., 79, of Tucson, died December 18, 1995. Born December 14, 1916 in Smithville, TX. He was a U.S. Army WWII veteran. Survived by wife, Ola Bell Cook of Tucson; son, Richard Jeffers of Denton, TX; daughters, Mary Lou Hughes of Louisville, TX, Priscilla Young of Tunnel Hill, GA, Brenda Sue Hensley, Charlotte Myrick, both of Tucson, and Kathy Warner of Arlington, TX; sisters, Elsa Crention of Houston, TX, Jessie Berg of Robstown, TX, Laura Veselka of Corpus Christi, TX; 12 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Services Thursday, 1:00 p.m. EVERGREEN MORTUARY. Interment Evergreen Cemetery. Friends may call, Wednesday 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EVERGREEN MORTUARY & CEMETERY, N. Oracle & W. Miracle Mile.

CORRALEJO, Henry B., 74, passed away December 18, 1995. Survived by wife, Luisa Corralejo; daughters, Connie (Felix) Corralejo, Antonia (Ramon) Gallegos, Gloria (Luis) Martinez; sons, Enrique Corralejo (Jr.) and Martin (Molly) Corralejo; five sisters and two brothers; 28 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 21, 1995 at TUCSON MORTUARY, (South Chapel), 240 S. Stone Ave., 4:00 to 10:00 p.m., with Vesper Service recited at 7:00 p.m. Service will be offered Friday 9:00 a.m. at South Chapel. Interment will follow at Holy Hope Cemetery. Arrangements by TUCSON MORTUARY, INC.

CUESTAS, Francisco P. 92, of Tucson died December 19, 1995. Daughters are listed as, Connie C. (Jose V.) Ortiz and Emma Silva; sons, Raul T. (Carmen) Cuestas; ten grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Thursday December 21, 1995 4:00 to 10:00 p.m. at TUCSON MORTUARY, (North Chapel), 204 S. Stone Ave., with rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass will be offered Friday at 10:00 a.m. at St. John’s Church. Interment at Holy Hope Cemetery. Arrangements by TUCSON MORTUARY, INC.

FRANTZ, Elizabeth Phyllis, 86, passed away December 19, 1995. She was preceded in death by her friend of nearly six decades, Eva Allen Royce. She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Mary Lou and George Ketchum and many nieces and nephews. She was born in Friend, NE, January 29, 1909, the daughter of Arthur Hewes and Anna (Moore) Frantz. She graduated from the University of Nebraska and Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City. She taught many years before coming to Tucson in 1946 where she taught at Tucson High School and was a charter member of the faculty of Catalina High School. She was a member of the Pima County Retired Teachers and Delta Kappa Gamma. Friends may call at WOLFREY PEACE CHAPEL from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 20, 1995. Rosary will be at 6:30 p.m. A mass of Thanksgiving will be said at St. Cyril’s at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 21, 1995. Entombment will be at All Faith Memorial Park, Our Lady of the Desert, 2151 S. Avenida Los Reyes. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Casa Maria, 401 E. 26th, Tucson, Az 85713 or Casa de los Ninos, 347 E. Speedway, Tucson, AZ 85705. Arrangements by WOLFREY PEACE CHAPEL, 5225 E. Speedway 881-0338

GARCIA, Reginaldo “Nando’ age 82. A lifetime resident of Tucson, passed away December 18, 1995. Born December 19, 1912. He is survived by his sister, Esperanza Garcia and many nephews and nieces. Preceded in death by brothers, Damacio, Arturo, Luis, and Gustavo; sisters, Manuela, Refugio, Francisca, and Isabel. A visitation will be held today from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at SOUTH LAWN MORTUARY CHAPEL, 5401 S. Park Ave. Rosary at 6:00 p.m. Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at St. Johns Catholic Church. Burial will follow at SOUTH LAWN CEMETERY.

KRUEGER, Arthur Adam, 85 of Tucson, passed away December 17, 1995. He is survived by: daughter, Colleen Krueger; sisters, Ann Harkness of Seattle, WA, Irene Quinn of Tucson, AZ, Emma Reed of St. Paul, MN, Melva Zachary of Seattle, WA. Services will be held Friday, December 22 at 1:00 p.m. at VALLEY FUNERAL HOME, 2545 N. Tucson Blvd., (one block North Grant.) with pastor Kim R. Taylor officiating. Interment will follow at Eastlawn Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday, December 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at VALLEY FUNERAL HOME. Memorials may be made to the American Evangelical Lutheran Church, 115 N. Tucson Blvd. 85716. Directed by VALLEY FUNERAL HOME, 327-6341

LAWHUN, Alice Marie, 65, of Tucson, died December 15, 1995. Survived by her loving husband, Bert. Friends may call at HEATHER MORTUARY, 1040 N. Columbus Blvd. from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 20, 1995. Services will be at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Chester Matyjasik of Mission View Assembly of God Church officiating. Burial will be December 21, 1995 at 11:00 a.m. at Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Phoenix, Az. Arrangements by HEATHER MORTUARY.

MCCOLLUM, Madonna B., age 55. A 22 year resident of Tucson, passed away December 18, 1995. Born August 28, 1940 in Gaston, IN. She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Max; sons, Michael, Mitch, and Max McCollum and his wife, Christina; sisters, Betty Welch and Connie Freeman. Pre-deceased by her parents, Darrel and Olive Iseley and sister, Nancy Pippen. A visitation will be held today from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SOUTH LAWN MORTUARY CHAPEL, 5401 S. Park Ave. Funeral service 1:00 p.m., Thursday at SOUTH LAWN MORTUARY CHAPEL. Burial will follow at South Lawn Cemetery.

MORGAN, Arthur C., 80, of Tucson, passed away from this life December 18, 1995. Survived by his wife of 47 years, Isabelle; sister, Evelyn Heyer of Sarasota, FL; brothers, Paul Morgan of Oak Hill, OH and John Morgan of Jackson, OH. Mr. Morgan was a WWII veteran, a member of the Masonic Lodge. Funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m., Thursday at EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY, 5801 E. Grant Rd. where friends may call from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. prior to service. Burial will follow in East Lawn Palms Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to your favorite charity.

NEELY, George Clover, 87, of Tucson, died Monday, December 18, 1995. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothea in 1992. Loving father of, Rose (Leon) Augst and Clarence Neely; beloved grandfather of Tary Lee (Delmer) Geesey, Michael Neely, Nancy (Chet) Zema, Lt. Col. Greg (Robbin) Augst, Kelly Augst and Norman Neely. Six great grandchildren, a brother, Clifford and a sister, Mary Ellen, also survive. Mr. Neely was a Well Driller by profession and drilled oil and water wells in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Kentucky, and Illinois. He was a member of I.O.O.F. in Mt. Pleasant, MI. George greatly enjoyed his journey through this life and took special pleasure in helping others. Memorial service 3:00 p.m., Thursday, December 21, 1995 at Campana Del Rio, 1550 E. River Rd., with Pastor Delmer Geesey officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 5325 E. Pima, Tucson, 85712 or to the Arizona Lung Association, 2819 E. Broadway, Tucson, 85716.

OBREGON, Mario A., 28, died December 16, 1995. Arrangements by BRING’S MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 236 S. Scott.

RAPPAPORT, Mary, 86, of Tucson, died December 18, 1995. Survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Graveside services, Wednesday 2:00 p.m. Temple Emanu-El Section of Evergreen Cemetery, with Rabbi Jeffrey Ronald officiating. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements by EVERGREEN MORTUARY & CEMETERY, N. Oracle & W. Miracle Mile.

SNIFFEN, Barbara A., 68, of Tucson died December 17, 1995. Wife of, William R. of Tucson; mother of, Sheryl L. Nagle of San Francisco, CA, Michael S. McKinney of Phoenix, AZ; four grandchildren, one great-grandson; step mother of, Jacquie L. Bock, Nancy R. Van De Hey, Larry D., Michael R. and Jerry L. Sniffen. Memorial services will be held at ABBEY FUNERAL CHAPEL Thursday, December 21 at 3:30 p.m. with Rev. John Fruth officiating. Arrangements by ABBEY FUNERAL CHAPEL 3435 N. 1st Ave (888-1111)

VAN BEZOOYEN, Mae A., 81, born August 15, 1914 in New York City. She passed away suddenly on December 14, 1995. She is survived by brother, Morris Arkin of Silver Springs, MD; sister, Lorraine Weinberger of Bethesda, MD; brother, William (Bud) Arkin of Pensacola, FL; sister-in-law, Patt Arkin of Pebble Beach, CA; daughter, Trudy Van Bezooyen of Arlington, VA; son and daughter-in-law, John and Joanne Van Bezooyen of Tucson. She is also survived by three much-loved granddaughters, Jaime, Julie and Jodi Van Bezooyen of Tucson. Mae was a WAC veteran, serving in Europe during WWII. She was an active member of the Tucson Historical Society, as well as several other local organizations. Please remember her dancing, traveling, and having fun with her friends. She lived a full and active life right up to her last day. Thank you to her many friends who so enriched her time on this earth. No services or visitations.

WILDER, Judith Carlock, died December 18, 1995 at the age of 85. She was born in Globe, Territory of Arizona, on June 18, 1910, and was a lifelong resident of Arizona. Judith is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law William F. and Liisa Wilder of Phoenix, John C. and Nicea Wilder and Joseph C. and Margaret Wilder of Tucson; by her son-in-law Jerry Giolitto of South Bend, Indiana; by her grandchildren Rebecca (Joey) Files and Andrew Wilder of Phoenix, Elizabeth Honor Wilder of Tucson, and James, Marianne, and Joseph Giolitto; and by her brothers John K. Carlock (Hallie) of Vernon, AZ and Washington, D.C., George Read Carlock (Wanda) of Phoenix, and sister-in-law Myra Carlock of Phoenix and Vernon, AZ; and by her niece and nephew Judy Carlock Behlau and Frank Behlau of Tucson. Judith was predeceased by her husband Carleton S. Wilder, her daughter Judith Mary Giolitto, and her brother Robert H. Carlock.

Judith graduated from the University of Arizona in 1934 with a bachelor’s degree in English. In 1935, she married Carleton S. Wilder, a fellow student at the University. Their wedding was held in the Pinal Mountains, near Globe. They celebrated their 50th anniversary in 1985. An accomplished amateur botanist, Judith had extensive knowledge of and love for native desert plants. She worked as an assistant to Dr. Paul Martin at the Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill from 1960 to 1964, and returned to Tumamoc Hill in 1968, where she worked for 16 years as a research assistant to Dr. Gerhard W. Kremp, retiring in 1984.

Judith published a well-known local history of the Tumamoc Hill research station in the Journal of Arizona History. She also published a number of articles on native plants in scientific journals. Judith and Carleton published the first scientific observation in 1939 of the “nurse plant’ relationship between palo verde trees and young saguaros.

She was a Territorial Member of the Arizona Historical Society, and was honored as a Territorial Citizen of Arizona at Tucson’s 75th year of Statehood celebration in 1987. She loved to hike, and participated actively for years in the Southern Arizona Hiking Club. She was a member of the Native Plant Society and Tucson Botanical Gardens. She was a long-time resident of the Sam Hughes neighborhood and a member of Grace Episcopal Church.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 21, 1995 at Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2331 East Adams, Tucson, the Reverend Gordon McBride officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions may be made to Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church or to the Arizona Historical Society. Arrangements by BRING’S MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 236 South Scott Avenue.

Our Digital Archive

This blog page archives the entire digital archive of the Tucson Citizen from 1993 to 2009. It was gleaned from a database that was not intended to be displayed as a public web archive. Therefore, some of the text in some stories displays a little oddly. Also, this database did not contain any links to photos, so though the archive contains numerous captions for photos, there are no links to any of those photos.

There are more than 230,000 articles in this archive.

In TucsonCitizen.com Morgue, Part 1, we have preserved the Tucson Citizen newspaper's web archive from 2006 to 2009. To view those stories (all of which are duplicated here) go to Morgue Part 1

Search site | Terms of service