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AMENHAUSER, Linda Elena Deeb, 59, passed on to a higher plain of existence to be with our Lord Jesus Christ January 15, 1999. Survived by her husband, Rev. Harold Amenhauser and her loving children, grandchildren and many friends. Memorial Service 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 24, 1999 at United Spiritualist Church of Mankind, 1231 S. Van Buren Avenue with Rev.Thomas Pflueger officiating. Arrangements by BRING’S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway,

Lydia Kay Blair

Called by our Lord August 22, 1998

Memorial Services for Lydia Kay Blair, resident of Chino Valley and Tucson, AZ will be held Saturday, January 30, 1999, 2:00 p.m. at St. Mark’s Methodist, La Canada/Magee.

Evan Richard Lewis, Jr.

72, died January 19, 1999. Husband of Barbara Jean Lewis; father of David Evan Lewis, Allan Richard Lewis, Linda Jean Brobst and Garry Dean Lewis; brother of Ruth Zimmerman; 12 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and many loving and faithful friends also survive. Mr. Lewis was born and raised in Hammond, Indiana, the youngest of 12 children. He came to Tucson in 1946 with the Air Force. Following military service he went to work for the Veteran’s Administration and was warehouse supervisor for many years. He was actively involved for many years serving in various positions in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints. Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 23 at the LDS Church, 700 N.Bonanza Ave. with interment to follow at East Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, January 22 at BRING’S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway and from 9:00 to 9:30 a.m.Saturday, January 23 at the church.

MAYER, Ruth Adams, 89, passed away January 20, 1999. She was a resident of Tucson since 1946, after moving from Milwaukee. Ruth’s parents were William and Louise Adams. She was preceded in death by her husband, Pete Mayer who passed away July 13, 1998. She and Pete, college sweethearts married 1932, he was her ”Presh” and they shared a life of love and devotion. In 1932 she graduated from Lake Forest College, she never stopped reading and had many varied interests. Her son, Peter A. (Joanne) Mayer; grandchildren, Peter L. (Anne) Mayer, Pam (Jim) Gates, Patricia (Joseph) Dorgan, Peggy (Rick)Taylor; six great-grandchildren, step-grandchildren, Elyse (David) Daoust and Tony Oskins, and three step great-grandchildren will miss her cheerful and sunny smile, her enthusiasm and zest for life. She had been an active and giving member of our community for many years. Ruth and Pete loved to travel and have fun. Her many friends were an important part of her life. Ruth was an active member of Trinity Presbyterian Church after moving to Tucson. Memorial Service to celebrate her life will be at 4:00 p.m.Saturday, January 30 at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 400 E. University. Her family would like to thank the staff at ManorCare and the Carondelet Hospice Staff for the care she received. The family suggests instead of flowers, a donation be made to Carondelet Hospice, 1802 W. St. Mary’s Rd., Tucson, AZ 85745. Arrangements by family owned ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Dodge Chapel.

Charles Lee ”Mac” McClure

Captain, USAF, Retired

Died, Tucson, Arizona January 19, 1999. Born October 4, 1916 in St. Louis, Missouri. Graduated from University City High School. Attended the University of Missouri, Columbia. Enlisted as a Flying Cadet on October 12, 1940 at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri.Graduated from Navigator Training School and commissioned as Second Lieutenant on December 5, 1941, two days before Pearl Harbor. Volunteered for secret mission December 7, which turned out to be the famous Doolittle Tokyo Raid and wasseverely injured in a crash landing April18, 1942 on the China Coast. Subsequently hospitalized until June 1943. Assigned duties as a navigator instructor and again hospitalized from February 1945 until June 1945. Retired for physical disability.Decorations include Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart, Chinese Army, Navy and Air Corp Medal, Class A, First Grade. Retired from the Appleton Wire Works and retired to Tucson. Surviving are hiswife, Edith; two daughters, Wendy (Larry) McCalvy, Mimi (Ken) Salber; three sons, Sandy (Connie) McClure, Mike McClure and Cory (Kena) McClure; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild and his brother, Robert D. McClure of St. Louis, Missouri. No services are planned. Donations in Charles name may be made to Doolittle Scholarship Fund care of Col. James Macia, 8907 Wexford St., San Antonio, TX 78217. Arrangements by WOLFREY PEACE CHAPEL, 5225 E. Speedway, 881-0338.

MYERS, Rose Ann, 94, died January20, 1999. Arrangements by BRING’S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway.

NELSON, Hermine, 88, died January20, 1999. Arrangements by BRING’S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway.


36, of Tucson, went to be with our LordJanuary 17, 1999. Survived by parents, Alfredo and Lucy Nunez; daughters, Jessica, Veronica and Natalie Nunez and Brandy Lucero; sons, Martin and Dominic Nunez and Orlando Lucero; mother of his children, Elizabeth Lucero; sisters, Terry (Rick) Nunez-Vega and JoJo (Conrad) Hurtado; brother, Alfred (Elenaor) Nunez. Also survived byErica, David and Cesar Nunez, Conrad Jr., Cameo and Levi Hurtado and numerous nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 22, 1999 from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m. at Carrillo’s Tucson Mortuary, (South Chapel), 240 S. Stone Ave. with Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass will be offered on Saturday, January 23, 1999, 9:00 a.m. at St. Monica’s Church, 212 West Medina. Interment to follow at South Lawn Cemetery. ”Let You Tell It!”, We love you Martin. Arrangements by CARRILLO’S TUCSON MORTUARY, INC.

PARISE, Eleanor T., 87, of Tucson, died January 19, 1999. Survived by daughters, Marie Miller, Victorsville, CA; Lynn Gompf, Tucson, Arizona; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Also survived bybrother, Harry Dombroski from Beverly Hills, FL; and many loving family members and friends. Services 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 25, 1999 at SOUTH LAWNMORTUARY CHAPEL, 5401 S. Park.Interment South Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday, January 24, 1999 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Mortuary.

ROSE, Leonard James, born in 1923, died January 18, 1999. Survived by his wife of 53 years, Margaret and sisters, Margaret Mary Cook of Louisville, KY and Patricia Gillam of Wilmette, IL. Also survived by his children, Joe Rose, Kathy Croll, Mary Boussios, Jean Rose, Tom Rose and Peggy Young; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.Mr. Rose grew up in Chicago, Illinois andattended Northwestern University. He served in the Signal Corps. in World War II. Hiscareer as an engineering physicist brought him to Tucson in 1963 to work at Kitt Peak National Observatory. He retired fromMotorola. The family gives heartfelt thanksto the staff of St. Mary’s Hospital ICU. Inlieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity. A private familyremembrance will be held.


70, of Tucson, passed away January 18, 1999. Survived by daughters, Josie (Gabriel) Baumea, Mary Helen Silvas (Humberto Ruiz), Isabel (Eric) Ortega, Carmen (Antonio) Ordonez, Vicky Humo and Michelle (Fred) Francisco; sons, Danny (Rosa) and Ray (Lydia) Silvas. Also survived by 25 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 23, 1999 from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m. at CARRILLO’S TUCSON MORTUARY, (South Chapel), 240 S. Stone Ave., with Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass will be offered on Monday, January 24, 1999 10:00 a.m. at Cristo Rey. Interment to follow at Monte Calvario. She had many nieces, nephews, Godchildren, and friends. Our mother, grandmother, and aunt will be deeply missed by all of us. She will be forever in our hearts. Arrangements by CARRILLO’S TUCSON MORTUARY, INC.

SILVERMAN, Ida, 90, passed away January 20, 1999. Ida was born April 27, 1908in Brailov, Ukraine. She left home as a teenager coming to the United States.Making clothing articles on a sewing machine in the Jamaica Plain/Boston area, she earned enough to bring her mother and siblings to the U.S. In 1939, she married Morris Silverman and settled in Texarkana, Texas where her two sons, Mel and Shelby were born. The family moved to Tucson in 1951. Ida worked along side of her husband, Morris in their ”Mom & Pop” business until Morris passed away in 1976. Ida was a member of Congregation Anshei Israel Sisterhood, Hadassah and B’nai B’rith Women. Beloved mother of Mel (Marsha) and Shelby (Linda) and beloved grandmother of Mark, Mia (Justin), Lisa, Michael, Joshua and Ranit. Funeral Services, Friday, January 22, 1:30 p.m. Evergreen Chapel with Rabbi Arthur Oleisky and Cantor Ivor Lichterman of Congregation Anshei Israel officiating.Interment Evergreen Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Anshei Israel.

SLEET, Harwell J., 79, of Tucson, diedJanuary 21, 1999. Member of Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce. Husband of Mary L. of Tucson; father of Randolph B. (Linda) Sleet of Cary, North Carolina; four grandchildren. Friends may call at ABBEY FUNERAL CHAPEL, 3435 N. 1st Ave. Saturday, January 23, 1999 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Interment January 26, 1999Rest Lawn Memorial Park, El Paso, Texas. Memorial Service at Catalina United Methodist Church, Thursday, January 28, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. Arrangements by ABBEY FUNERAL CHAPEL, Tucson, Ariz. (888-1111).

SPENCE, Sarah Elizabeth Day, born October 12, 1920, passed away at El Dorado Hospital, Tucson on January 13, 1999 of viral pneumonia. Elizabeth is the widow of Gawain R. Spence of Tucson. She is survived by her children, Allyn of Tucson and Ron of Clinton, OH; her grandchildren, Chandra and Karena of Tucson and Jason of Ohio; great-grandchildren; sisters, Evelyn, Miriam and Cathron and her many nieces and nephews. Memorial Services will be held Sunday, January 24, 1999, 2:00 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 400 University Blvd.

VILLAESCUSA, Lillian, age 82, a seven year resident of Palominas, passed away Tuesday, January 19, 1999 at Hacienda Care Center in Sierra Vista. She was born April 27, 1916 in Tucson, AZ to William and Margarita Staley. Lillian lived in Tucson all her life until moving to Palominas. She was a loving wife and mother that was dedicated to family and adored her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Raul of Palominas; sisters, Theresa (John) Montano of Tucson, Carmen (Ralph) Romero of Tucson; brother, Ernest (Francis) Vega of Tucson; sons, Gus Esquivel of Tucson, George (Norma) Villaescusa of Tucson; daughters, Margarita Esquivel of Palominas, Mary Helen (Ernest) Ortiz of Tucson, Lupe Smith of Tucson and Lillian (Bob) Snyder of Tucson; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services are private. Please join us in thought and prayer. Arrangements have been entrusted to Sierra Vista Foothills Memorial.

WILLS, Maxine, 76, died Tuesday, January 19, 1999. She is survived by: her daughter, Linda Roberts and fiance Kerry Goolsby; and son John (Eileen) Roberts; also three grandchildren, Michelle, Daniel and Matthew Roberts. Memorial services will be held at Northminster Presbyterian Church on Friday January 22, at 4:00 p.m. and a second service on January 23, at the Country Club of La Cholla at 9:30 a.m. Donations may be made in Maxine’s name to the American Lung Association. She will be missed by family and friends.

In Memoriam

Johnny Felix

June 16, 1968 – January 22, 1998

It’s been a year since you were taken away from us. Not a minute goes by that we don’t wish you were here with us. We all love & miss you & hope someday we’ll be with you.

Love, John & Joanne & family.

Your loved and missed by Jr., Denise, Ryan, Kelly & Boo Boo!

You’re missed very much, not a day goes by that we don’t think about you and how we love and truly miss you. You’re our bright star keep shining down on us, as we learn to go on without you. Always know you are the world to us.

Love, Mom, Willie, Jackie, Britt & Cassie

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