The Honorable Gordon T. Alley, Jr.
Age 63, fondly referred to as ”The Ajo Flash” passed away Tuesday evening, November 27th, 2001 after a long battle with cancer. Judge Alley was the presiding Judge of Pima County at the time of his death. He is survived by his children, Nina Alley, Judy Alley and G.T. Alley III; sisters, Margaret Farrell and Ruth Larsen. A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 30, 2001, 4:00 p.m. at St. Philip’s in The Hills, 4440 N. Campbell. Arrangements by CARRILLO’S TUCSON MORTUARY.
ANDRADE Jr., Jesse, 54, passed away November 11, 2001. Memorial service will be held Friday, November 30th, 7:00 p.m. at ARIZONA MORTUARY UNIVERSITY CHAPEL.
BRECKENRIDGE-GARVEY, Willie Mae, born October 30, 1921 in Lexington, KY, passed away November 27, 2001 in Tucson, AZ. She moved to Tucson in 1959 and worked at ASDB for a number of years before taking time to play with her grandchildren. Preceded in death by her first husband, George F. Breckenridge and second husband, Jim Garvey. Survived by sons, Roger (Linda) Breckenridge and Lyle (Carlene) Breckenridge; daughter, Nancy Lou Hoadley; grandchildren, Danielle, Kelly, Lisa, Michael, Ronald, Roxanne, Elizabeth and J.R.; 14 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and her faithful pet, Rusty. We love you and will miss you Grandma Mackers! Funeral service 3:00 p.m., Saturday, December 1, 2001 at EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY CHAPEL, 5801 E. Grant Rd. Interment follows in East Lawn Palms Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, at the Mortuary.
CAMMILLERI, Charles John ”Chick”, 76, son of the late John and Ida Cammilleri, died November 26, 2001 at Kindred Rehabilitation Hospital, in Tucson, AZ, where he was recuper- ating after surgery at St.Joseph’s Hospital. Chick is predeceased by his daughter, Elaine Benson in July. He is survived by his wife and very best friend, Clarissa ”Cris” (Williams); daughter, Nancy, of West Palm Beach, FL; son, John (Marita), of Las Vegas, NV; stepdaughters, Kathy Gregory, of Ellington, CT and Sister Marie Suzanne Malloy, of Buffalo, NY; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother, Leo (Cecile), of Enfield, CT; sisters, Vincy Bradford, of Amsterdam, NY and Lillian (George) Bellany, of Greenwood, SC; son-in-law, Frank Benson, of Jupiter, FL; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He will be missed by his many friends in Tucson and Enfield, CT. Chick was born in the Thompsonville section of Enfield, CT and retired from the inspection department at Kaman Aerospace, Bloomfield, CT and moved to Tucson, AZ in 1987. He was a member of the Elks Lodge #2532, American Legion Post #36, Life Member VFW Post #4903 in Tucson and Life Member American Vets Post #18, Enfield, CT. Visitation will be held Saturday, December 1, 2001, beginning at 12:00 Noon with a Funeral Service to immediately follow at 1:00 p.m. at EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY CHAPEL. Arrangements by EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY.
DALDRUP, Phyllis Clare Melching, was born March 22, 1931 in Merriam, KS and passed away in Tucson on November 7, 2001. She is survived by her brother, James Melching; and her sister, Patty Christian, both of Kansas City; her children, Timothy (Nina) Daldrup of Tucson, Ann (Joseph) Hochevar of Allen, TX, and Steve (Kathy) Daldrup of Chino Valley, AZ. She is also survived by grandchildren, Joe, Edith, Michael, Patrice, Tim, Kellye, Travis, Sean, David and Jami. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Florence Melching, brothers John and Charles, sisters, Theresa and Elaine.
Phyllis loved music, U of A Basketball, swimming, walking, Tucson sunsets, and most of all, her children and grandchildren. The family appreciates the loving care of Don and Bebe Largent. Also, thanks to Erlinda Seashore for her companionship. A Funeral Mass will be held at Mother of Sorrow’s Church on December 1 at 10:00 a.m.
DAUGHERTY, Harold W., beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away on November 25, 2001
after a long illness. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Daugherty; daughters, Angela (Paul) Carbone and Leslie (Keith) Clark; granddaughters, Christina and Jenna Carbone. Harold was born in Coldiron, Kentucky. He moved to Tucson 50 years ago to serve in the Air Force at Davis Monthan Air Force Base. Harold was also a roofer and a business agent for the Roofers Union, until he retired in 1989. Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 29, 2001 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at SOUTH LAWN MORTUARY – East Chapel. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, November 30, 2001 at 12:00 noon at SOUTH LAWN MORTUARY – East Chapel, 5401 S. Park Avenue. Burial to follow.
DERBY, Mildred J., 77. In loving memory of Mildred, who went to see God on November 25, 2001. Survivors include her children; David, Daniel, Larry (Donna), and Dennis (Cindy) Derby and Cheryl (Michael) Waters; and grandchildren; Daniel, Brian, Bill, Rick, John, Michael, Clay, Robert and Alan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Derby. Mildred moved to Tucson from Michigan in 1968. Memorial Service at 3:00 P.M., Friday, November 30, 2001, at BRING’S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway.
HATFIELD, Lisa Soto, beloved daughter of C. Donald Hatfield and Sandra Soto Hatfield of Tucson, died peacefully in Huntington, West Virginia, Tuesday, November 27, 2001, after a lifelong illness. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her two brothers, John Christopher Hatfield of Boston, MA and Joel Thomas Hatfield of Huntington, who loved her very much. Additional survivors include Mrs. Howard (LaUna) Hatfield of Huntington, her paternal grandmother, and Mrs. Sandy (Sue) Soto Jr. of Beckley, WV, her maternal grandmother; aunts and uncles Tomasina and James Michel of Barboursville, WV, and Shirley and Frank Lusk of Westport, CT; first cousin, Lesley (Mrs. Michael) Byrne; second cousins Emily and Meghan Byrne; her godfather, Keith L. Newman of Huntington; and her friends at the Betsy Broh House in Huntington. Lisa possessed a special spirit which enabled her to endure despite the overwhelming challenges of her illness. She was very special to all, and loved her family. Memorial services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., November 30 at the First Presbyterian Church in Huntington. Klingle-Carpenter of Huntington is in charge of arrangements. Gifts in Lisa’s memory may be made in her name to the University of Arizona Children’s Research Center, through the UA Foundation.
KARASCH, Catherine E., 83, of Tucson, passed away on November 24, 2001. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert. Her children: Richard (Faith) Karasch, Robert (Beth) Karasch, Jean (John) Hall, Mary Karasch; and seven grandchildren survive her. Friends may call on Friday morning at St. Ann’s Convent from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Our Lady of the Desert Cemetery. Arrangements by VALLEY FUNERAL HOME, 327-6341.
MANSON, Bruce H. 65, of Tucson, died November 26, 2001. He is survived by loving wife, Joan; and his children, Bonnie L. Chapman, Tammie E. Lee, both of San Diego, Heather M. Gregory of Coronado, Kimberly C. Anderson of Oxnard, Bruce H. Manson Jr. of Tucson, Lesley J. Manson of Phoenix; and six grandchildren. Visitation will be held Thursday, November 29, 2001 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at MOUNTAIN SHADOWS FUNERAL HOME, 5225 E. Speedway. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Pius X on Friday, November 30th at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at East Lawn Palms Cemetery. Donations may be made to Scleraderma Foundation, Tucson Chapter.
MARTIN, Mary M., 76, of Tucson, died on November 27, 2001. She was born on May 8, 1925 in Chillicothe, TX. She was a long time member of the Salvation Army. Survived by a son, Joseph Blaylock, of Tucson; a daughter, Katie Erb, of Plano, TX; a sister, Loretta Welch, of Alvin, TX; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Graveside service Friday, November 30, 2001, 2:30 p.m., Evergreen Cemetery. Friends may call, Thursday, November 29, 2001 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at EVERGREEN MORTUARY, N. Oracle & W. Miracle Mile. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army in memory of Mary M. Martin.
MEAD, Mildred LaDue. A memorial service will be held for Mrs. Mead at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, December 1, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northwest Tucson, 3601 W. Cromwell Dr. Mrs. Mead died November 2, 2001.
Anselma T. Polanco
79, of Gila, New Mexico, passed away November 26, 2001. Preceded in death by her husband, son, parents and two sisters. Survived by daughters, Erlinda P. Alvardo and Cruz (Louie) Medran; sons, Isreal (Evelyn), Cleo (Violet) and Eddie Polanco; sister, Martha Estrada; brothers, Lorenzo, Demecio, Celestino and Paz; daughter-in-law, Maria R. Polanco. Also survived by 14 grand- children, 23 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 29, 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 Friday, November 30, 2001, 10:00 a.m. at St. John’s Church, 602 W. Ajo Way. Interment to follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Arrangements by CARRILLO’S TUCSON MORTUARY, INC.
Richard C. Rivera
59, of Tucson, Arizona, passed away November 28, 2001. Survived by parents, Leopoldo and Maria Rivera; children, Michael (Gabi) Rivera and Carmen (Tomas) Torres; brothers, Rudy (Cora), David (Karen), Paul (Cindy) and Ben Rivera; sisters, Mary (Rudy) Perez, Evelina (Charlie) Anaya, Margaret Vasquez and Rosemary Rivera; longtime companion, Gloria Sierras, her six children and four grandchildren. Also survived by six grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 30, 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 Saturday, December 01, 2001, 10:30 a.m. at Santa Cruz Church, 1220 S. 6th Ave. Interment to follow at Holy Hope Cemetery. Arrangements by CARRILLO’S TUCSON MORTUARY.
David Michael Ross
Age 16, of Tucson, our gift from God, passed away on Monday, November 26, 2001. Gentle of heart, kind in spirit, David loved most his family, children and animals. We are grateful for the brief time he graced our lives. David was a sophomore at Palo Verde High School, active in drama and the Terra Del Sol Aquatic Club. David is survived and will be greatly missed by his parents, Ruth and Michael; brother, Dylan; sisters, Erica and Yvonne; nephews, Craig and Jarian; grandparents; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Memorial mass will be celebrated at Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church, Saturday, December 1, 2001 at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in David’s memory to Casa de Los Ninos or the Humane Society. Arrangements by ADAIR FUNERAL HOME, Dodge Chapel.
Patricia Ann Rowland
60, of Tucson, Arizona died Wednesday morning November 21, 2001 at her home with her mother at her side, after many years of illness. Patricia was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the daughter of Walter and Jean (Luick) Gage on August 31, 1941. She attended school in Chelsea, Michigan until the family moved to Tucson, Arizona in August 1953. In 1959 she graduated from Tucson High School. Patricia graduated from the University of Arizona School of Nursing May 26, 1965 and completed her training in Phoenix as Nurse Practitioner. Surviving is her son, Army SSG Christopher A. Rowland stationed in Germany. Also, her mother Jean M. Cameron of Tucson. Patricia was preceded in death by her father and brother Lynn A. Gage. A Memorial Celebration of her life will be held at Catalina United Methodist Church Chapel on Saturday, December 1 at 3:00 pm.
Willie Mae Jackson Taylor
78, of Tucson, left this world quietly on Wednesday, November 21, 2001. Preceded in death by her daughter, Carol J. Ausberry. She is survived by two sons and three daughters, Willean Wilson, Alex G. Powell, Ida L. Crosby, Monica D. Lenoir and Arthur G. Powell; 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; and by a host of friends and relatives from her hometown of Folslom, Louisiana as well as many loving friends here in Tucson. Funeral service at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 1, 2001 at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 850 N. 11th Ave. Burial to follow in TMP South Lawn. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, November 30, 2001 at BRING’S MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 236 S. Scott.
VANDEN HEUVEL, Steven, born March 14, 1958, left this world November 25, 2001. Your children, parents, sisters, all your family and friends will miss you and your charming smile. Services, with military honors, to be held at Holy Hope Cemetery, Friday, November 30th at 1:30 p.m.
Bertha Van Alstine
age 91, passed away on November 26, 2001. She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, William H. Van Alstine; her son, William G. Van Alstine; and her daughter, Jeannie L. Thompson. Bertha is survived by her son, Ronald G. Van Alstine and three generations of grandchildren. Bertha was born in Rockport, Canada. From there she went to Clayton, New York and then became a resident of Tucson, Arizona in 1947. She received her citzenship status as a United States citizen in 1970. Bertha was a devoted, loving wife, mother, grandmother and overall family person. She was loved much and will be missed dearly. Funeral service to be held on Friday, November 30, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. with a visitation to precede from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at SOUTH LAWN MORTUARY, East Chapel, 5401 S. Park Ave., Tucson. Arrangements entrusted to SOUTH LAWN MORTUARY.
JOHN C. NEIL
3/7/49 – 11/29/98
Our family thanks you for all of the support of John’s memorial fund. The John C. Neil U of A Walk-on Athlete Scholarship is a wonderful success! The current recipient is kicker, S. Keel. John would be proud! John is greatly missed, but his presence is still strong. We wish much love and thanks for those who continue to keep John’s spirit alive.