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Carl F. Behrens

born on May 22, 1935, died on September 22, 2001 in Tucson on a sunny Saturday morning. Carl was preceded in death by his father, Fritz C. Behrens of Mauchtenburg, Germany. He is survived by his mother, Eveline Behrens of Detroit, Michigan. He leaves three daughters, Kathleen Behrens of Scottsdale, Teresa Rillos, and Christine Behrens, both of Tucson; four grandchildren, Kristofer and Kevin Golder, Nicholas Alva, and Kaylee Behrens; two brothers, Paul Behrens and Kurt Behrens; and two sisters, Marie Wellman and Doreen Ross. Carl was born in Detroit, Michigan and served in the United States Air Force for 12 years. He spent the last eight years in Devon Gables nursing home and, up until that time, he was employed by TUSD. He was dearly loved and cared for by his daughters and their mother, Juanita Mayo, his former wife. He will be fondly remembered by the caring staff at Devon Gables. God has him in His Kingdom; we have him in our hearts. Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 27, 2001 beginning at 10:00 a.m. with Funeral Service to follow at 11:00 a.m., both at EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY CHAPEL. Burial to follow at East Lawn Palms Cemetery, 5801 E. Grant Rd.

Friou J. Cathey, Sr.

82, of Tucson, passed away Friday, September 21, 2001. Born in Putman, Texas, February 3, 1919, Friou moved to Tucson with his family in 1954. An Army WWII veteran and recipient of the Bronze Star, he loved both his family and his country. He founded Cathey’s Vacuum and Sewing, now operating with locations all over the Tucson area. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Myrtle; sons, Friou Jr. and Donny; daughter, Janice Deo; son-in-law, Paul Deo; daughter-in-law, Janice Lynn; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. His presence will be greatly missed by both his family and the community. A memorial service will be held at St. James United Methodist Church, Wednesday, September 26 at 5:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to the Red Cross Relief Fund for the WTC victims and their families. Arrangements by ADAIR FUNERAL HOME, Dodge Chapel.

CHU, Tien Yao, born October 6, 1918 in Macao, Portugal, passed away September 30, 2001 in Pasadena, CA at the age of 82. He was a long time resident of Tucson and business partner of Hilltop Market. His intellect, love of life, family and friends will be missed by all. He is survived by his children, Randy Chu of Tucson, AZ, Cynthia J. Leung of Phoenix, AZ and Debra C. Shimoda of La Canada, CA; his grandchildren, James and Christina; and many loving family members and friends. Viewing will be at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, CA, Friday, September 28, 2001 at 6:00 p.m. Funeral Service to be held Saturday, September 29, 2001, 11:00 a.m. at Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, CA. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to either City of Hope in Duarte, CA or Tucson Chinese Baptist Church.

Steven Kull

44, of Tucson, passed away on September 23, 2001. He was born on July 17, 1957 in Kirksville, MO. He is preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and Georgiann Kull. He is survived by his two sons, Billy and Mark; five brothers, Larry, Terry, Rick, Vernon and Todd; two sisters, Pat and Leslie; his ex-wife and friend, Ronda; and many other loving family members and friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 26th from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at EVERGREEN MORTUARY. Funeral services will be held in Mackinaw, Illinois. Arrangements by EVERGREEN MORTUARY, N. Oracle & W. Miracle Mile.

Jesus Martinez

84, of Tucson, Arizona, passed away September 21, 2001. Preceded in death by his wife, Manuela. Survived by daughter, Rosie M. (Armando) Estrada; son, Tony Martinez. Also survived by six grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 26, 2001 from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at CARRILLO’S TUCSON MORTUARY (South Chapel), 240 S. Stone Ave., with a rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass will be offered on Thursday, September 27, 2001, 9:00 a.m. at St. Augustine’s Cathedral, 192 S. Stone Ave. Interment to follow at Holy Hope Cemetery. Arrangements by CARRILLO’S TUCSON MORTUARY


passed away September 23, 2001 at the Life Care Center of Tucson. She was born July 18, 1913 in Trojica, Slovenija, Yugoslavia. Daughter of Franc and Marija Kurnik. With her family she immigrated to the U.S. in 1928, and later became a naturalized citizen. Anica married John Kantz in 1938 in Cleveland, Ohio. The family moved in Tucson in 1955. She was preceded in death by her first husband, and later married Clinton Renney. She was a close friend of several Seri Indian families in the tribe living near Kino Bay, Mexico. She made many trips to their village bringing them donations of money, food and clothing. She was a member of the Southern Arizona hiking club and the ”Let’s Dance” ballroom dancing club. She will be well remembered by family and many friends for her friendly, loving nature and great generosity. Anica is survived by her husband, Clinton; three daughters, Sylvia Snabl of Columbus, OH, Joan Karah of Mill Valley, CA and Mary Lou (Michael) Evans of Flagstaff, AZ; also four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Cremation is under the direction of Hudgel-Swan Mortuary. A celebration of her life will be held in the near future. Call 888-1960 for details.

THORS, Anita L., 64, of Tucson, died September 17, 2001 of complications from Pneumonia. She was the widow of Carl Thors, who passed away last year, May 14, 2000. She is survived by daughter, Carla; son, Brian; grandson, Derik, all of Tucson; foster daughter Joline Clark, of Anacortes, WA; mother, Alta Strebe, of Bellingham, WA, brother Richard Wiltse, of Billingham, WA; and sister, Sue Willey, of Oregon; and many loving relatives and friends. She was involved in many functions, at St. Paul’s United Methodist church, in Tucson, in recent years. Memorial Service will be held 1:30 pm Wednesday, September 26, St. Paul United Methodist church, 8051 E. Broadway, Rev. Angie McCarty officiating. We will always love you.

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