Mary Leota Buck
Born October 1, 1910, passed away February 8, 2004 at the age of 93. She was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip. Mary is survived by one son, Larry Herring of Independence, KS; and one grandchild, Rachelle Ward of Vail, AZ; former daughter-in-law, Jean Cordell of Tucson; two nieces, Storme Gale of Denver, CO and Pamela Shannon of Blue Springs, MO. Mary was an avid bowler and loved jigsaw puzzles and bingo. She will be missed by many who loved her. Mary was buried in Redondo Beach, CA on February 12th. A special Thank You to Handmaker who did a wonderful job of taking care of her, enhancing her quality of life this past year.
CAMPAS, Ester “Tia Guera” C., 94, of Tucson, passed away March 9, 2004. Survived by her daughters, Rosita Calderon, Migbelia Camacho and Agripina Murillo; sons, Rogelio Campas, Jesus and Gilberto Ortiz; sister, Lucia Moreno. Also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held Friday, March 12, 2004 from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at CARRILLO’S TUCSON MORTUARY (North Chapel), 204 S. Stone Ave., with a Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass will be offered Saturday, March 13, 2004, 9:00 a.m. at St. Monica’s Church, 212 W. Medina. Interment at Holy Hope Cemetery. Arrangements by CARRILLO’S TUCSON MORTUARY, INC.
Ann Chambers Coonan
Age 77, devoted wife, aunt, and friend to many, passed away in her home on Thursday, March 4, 2004. Ann was born on July 26, 1927 in California and grew up in Beverly Hills. Ann graduated from the University of Arizona in 1949 in Agriculture. She joined the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority and served as president her senior year. She retained her interest in the Aggie school, by serving on the scholarship committee. Ann’s professional life included involvement in the publishing of Arizona Silhouettes and ownership of Betts Printing Co.
Ann was actively involved in many organizations in Tucson. She was a member and past president of the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild and of the Patio Garden Club and served as a judge at the Tucson flower shows. She was a member of the Arizona Historical Society, Junior League, Desert Club, U of A President’s Club, Assistance League, where she was a buyer for the gift shop for many years. Ann was also involved in the formation of the Ft. Lowell Park Restoration.
Ann will be remembered for her artistic talents including watercolor painting and sewing. She enjoyed many interests; gardening, mushrooming, hunting, fishing, cooking, mahjong, shanghai and bridge. She loved horses, entertaining, swimming and traveling. Annie will be remembered as a treasured family member and friend.
Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Lewis and Doris Akerman; her first husband, Dale Chambers and by her second husband, Don Coonan.
She is survived by her brother, Lewis Akerman; nieces Anne Burger, Diane Connelly, and Donna Haster; two grand nieces and three grand nephews. She is survived by her Chambers relatives; mother-in-law, Mary Smith; sister-in- law, Mary Chambers; nephews, Mike, Pat and Dan Chambers. Coonan family survivors include Deb Kramm, Terrie Kramm and Cindy Rogers, and their children and grandchildren.
Services will be held on Friday, March 12, 3:00 p.m. at St. Philip’s In the Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Avenue.
Remembrances may be made to the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 210036, Tucson, Arizona 85721 or to the charity of your choice.
Frank Lyndle Frazier
In loving memory of Frank Lyndle Frazier, Sr. Born May 13, 1924 in Pittsfield, IL, passed away on March 9, 2004 in Tucson, AZ. Frank was married on September 3, 1945 to Delma Jean Frazier. In addition to his wife he is survived by his sister, Barbara Perry of New Braunsfels, TX and his brother, Carl Frazier of Tucson, AZ; two children, Barbara Jean Beal of Tucson, AZ and Frank L. Frazier and his wife, Cindy of Stephenville, TX; five grandchildren, Lorna and her husband, Frank De La Ossa of Tucson, Lisa Taggart of Tucson, Buster Frazier and his wife, Barbie of Stephenville, TX, Buck Frazier of Stephenville, TX and Lana Frazier of Stephenville, TX; five great grandchildren, Rochelle, Steven, Ben, Kacey and Sierra. He will be greatly missed by his family and many, many friends. Memorial service 7:00 P.M. Friday, March 12, 2004 at BRING’S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway with Rev. Deborah Morgan officiating.
GALAZ, Dolores L., 82, of Sahuarita, Arizona, passed away March 9, 2004. Preceded in death by her husband, Felipe L. Galaz, Sr. Survived by daughters, Guadalupe (Juan) Frias, Isabel, Rosa and Carmen; sons, Felipe (Betty), George and Tony; brothers, Tony and Rafael Lopez. Also survived by 29 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and ten great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held Friday March 12, 2004, 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at St. Margaret Mary Church, 801 N. Grande Ave., with a Rosary recited at 9:30 a.m. Mass will be offered at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Holy Hope Cemetery. Arrangements by CARRILLO’S TUCSON MORTUARY, INC.
Frank Alfred Gonzales
February 19, 1949 – March 5, 2004
Beloved husband, father, uncle, cousin, mentor and talented musician. Preceded in his father’s death (Frank H. Gonzales) on November 17, 2003 and joining his brother, Max Gonzales. Frank was born in Tucson. Served in the Army from July 1969 to December 1970 was in the well known Army Division 101st Airborne and was a Combat Medic in Vietnam and was a recipient of the purple heart medal. Worked for Mountain Bell, formerly known as US West and now Qwest for 32 years. Survived by his wife, Esther Gastelum Gonzales; son, Max Alfred Gonzales; mother, Socorro P. Gonzales; sister, Joann Camacho; brother-in-law, Eddie Camacho; niece, Geraldine Gonzales and other family members and friends. Funeral will be on Saturday, March 13, 2004. Rosary at 9:00 a.m. and Holy Mass at Santa Cruz Catholic Church. (6th & 22nd). The burial immediately following at Holy Hope Cemetery, 3555 N. Oracle. Rd. Funeral arrangements by Advantage Funeral Home, 7 E. University, 520-624-8685.
GORDON-RENDON, Gaye Lynn, 42, of Tucson, AZ passed away Monday, March 8, 2004. Her untimely death is a tremendous loss to her loving family and friends. Gaye was born in Mason City, Iowa. She was employed by Canteen Correctional Services as a Dietitian MSRD. She is survived by her husband, John M. Rendon; three stepchildren, Crystal, Gavyn and Garrett Rendon of Tucson; father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Gale Gordon of Kenset, Iowa; two sisters, Lorraine (Neil) Kruger and Holly (Eric) Lewis; two brothers, Jared Gordon and Nick Gordon of Kenset, Iowa. Also survived by nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Gaye was involved with the American Dietetic Association, the Southern Arizona Runners Association, and the Humane Society of Southern Arizona. She had a passion for the outdoors and wildlife. Visitation will be held Friday, March 12, 2004, from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. at ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Avalon Chapel, 8090 N. Northern Ave @ Magee. A funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on March 12, 2003 at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 8650 N. Shannon Rd., with Father Thomas Millane officiating. Donations may be made to the Humane Society of Southern Arizona 3450 N. Kelvin Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85716.
John Henry Hebert
beloved son of Edna Hebert-Mala, Eugene Hebert, and Frank Mala. Devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather. Born December 14, 1939 in Colchester, Vermont. Ascended to his Heavenly home March 5, 2004. Survived by his wife, Leona of Tucson, AZ; brother, Lee Hebert of Sunnyvale, CA; sons, Johnny of Phoenix, AZ; Richie and Robby of Gilroy, CA; Rudy of Tucson, AZ; daughter, Amy of Gilroy, CA and Tammy Hebert-Weinzetl of Tucson, AZ; stepson, Robert Saunders of Thorndale, TX; grandchildren, Tyler, Steven, Sarah, Carly, Matthew, Jennifer, D’Arrian, Keilei, Jordan, Holly, Jessica; great-grandchildren, Patrick and Megan. Memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 13, 2004 at Christian Faith Center, 4108 E. North St. Tucson, AZ. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in memory of John Henry Hebert to the Az Cancer Center at University Medical Center. Our family thanks all the special people at UMC and the Az Cancer Center for great care and compassion during John’s illness. May God bless you all abundantly.
Edward S. Henning
84, of Tucson, died March 8, 2004. Long time loving companion of Betty J. Kipp; father of Daphine Henning, Daniel R. Henning; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held at ABBEY FUNERAL CHAPEL, Friday, March 12, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. Interment Evergreen Cemetery. Friends may call at ABBEY FUNERAL CHAPEL, 3435 N. 1st Ave. (888-1111) Friday, March 12, 2004, 9:00 -10:00 a.m.
JONES, Janet Marie, Celebration of Life Memorial/burial Services for Janet Marie Jones (Swiney-Selig) will be held on Saturday March 13th, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. at Evergreen Cemetary, Oracle Road, Tucson. Janet was born May 30, 1939 in Colorado and passed on October 26th, 2003, at home in Lakeside, CA, after a brave six year battle with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and Kidney disease. Janet lived in Tucson most of her life. Janet is survived by her husband, Douglas “Buck” Jones; three children, Dianne Meredith-Lakeside, Ca, Debra Hollingsworth-San Diego, Ca and Roger Selig-Sapulpa, Ok.; two sisters, Pearl Fivecoat and Mary Boesch of Indiana; four brothers, LeRoy Swiney of Ca, Donald Swiney of Az, Earl Swiney of Ohio and Harold Swiney of Az.; four step-daughters, Vicki BrumfieldTucson, Az, Sandy Bragg-Tucson, Az, Kathy McCoy-Tucson, Az and Jackie Greathouse-Florence, Az; 18 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Donations, in her name, may be made to The American Cancer Society or your local Kidney Dialysis Center.
Gareth W. Lowe
Gareth W. Lowe, 82, died Monday, March 8, 2004. He was born in Stavely, Alberta, Canada on March 4, 1922.
Mr. Lowe attended grade and high schools in Long Beach, CA. He served in W.W.II for three years in the US Army Air Corps, including nine months as a radio operator in a B-17 bomber based in England. He married Hope Davies of Burbank, Utah on May 25, 1945. He received his BS from Brigham Young University in 1953 and began his long career as Field Director of the New World Archaeological Foundation working in southern Mexico. He earned a Masters Degree in anthropology from the University of the Americas in Mexico City in 1967, and received an Honorary Doctorate from BYU in 1972. Mr. Lowe was a renowned expert in pre-classic Mayan archaeology to which he devoted most of his energy.
Mr. Lowe is survived by his wife of 58 years, Hope; sons Ronald (Maria Elena) of Salt Lake City, Charles of Torrance, CA, Norman (Gail) of Flagstaff, John of Tucson; daughter Elizabeth of Tucson; 17 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at the LDS Tucson West Stake Center, 3530 W. Magee Rd, at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 13th with burial at the Binghamton LDS Cemetery at 4001 N. Alvernon, north of River Road.
MAYO, Louis J., 82, died March 9, 2004. Arrangements by BRING’S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway.
SIEPMAN, Richard D, 92, native of Washington state, passed away in Tucson on March 7, 2004. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis “Jean” Siepman; daughter, Constance Siepman and son-in-law, Caleb Knowlton; son, Richard (Ruth) Siepman Jr.; three grandchildren, John, Rachel and Hannah; four nephews, Dan Ranney, Franklin, Stephen and Richard Dunbar. Mr. Siepman was a graduate of WSU and was a Bronze Star recipient in WWII, honorably discharged as a Major in the US Army Signal Cops. He worked for many years in Federal Civil Service, retiring in 1972 to his home town of Yakima, WA. Since retiring, he has enjoyed wine making, building, construction, fishing and most importantly love for family and friends. A private service will be scheduled at a later date. Arrangements by ADAIR FUNERAL HOME, Dodge Chapel.
SUMAN, Leon R., 55, born March 12, 1948, passed away March 8, 2004, after a three month illness. He was the son of the late Iona Green and Clarence Witmer Suman. He is survived by his wife, Beverly Suman; one brother, Wayne Suman; nieces and nephews. He was raised in the Hagerstown, Maryland area and served in the U.S. Army from June 4, 1968 to May 1, 1974. He was a self employed carpenter and maintenance specialist. He was a collector of Southwest Art, pottery and jewelry. Private services will be held at the convenience of family and in lieu of flowers any donations can be made to TMC Hospice. Our special appreciation to TMC Hospice for the great care given to Leon. Cremation took place at South Lawn Mortuary and cremains will be taken to Maryland.
SONSHINE, Evelyn, Born May 13, 1915 Died March 8, 2004. Evelyn is survived by her son, Michael Sonshine and her daughter, Naomi Doble as well as grandchildren, Edie Goldhar, Lisa (Goldhar) Zwang, Dana (Goldhar) Pruchno and Jennifer Hogan. She is also survived by five great-grandchildren, Jenna Zwang, Maya Zwang, Jacob Pruchno and Lilly Pruchno. She was pre-deceased by her beloved daughter, Ellen Hogan. Evelyn lived a long life. She is remembered as feisty, independent and well-read with a keen interest in politics. She loved Tucson and was a resident for 32 years. She will be greatly missed. Arrangements by ADAIR FUNERAL HOME, Dodge Chapel.
ZUBIETA, Lucia “Lucy”, 61, of Tucson, AZ, died in a vehicle accident March 9, 2004. She worked as an Intensive Care RN at St. Mary’s Hospital for over 25 years. Lucy is survived by her husband of 36 years, Tony; son, Mark; brother, Elio Sollesta; and sisters, Leticia Orfales, Linda Sollesta, Elsa Paez and Elisa Feren. A visitation will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 8650 N. Shannon Rd. on Friday, March 12, 2004, from 2:30 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. with the Funeral Mass beginning at 4:00 P.M. Burial will be in Marbel Cemetery, South Cotobato, Philippines. Arrangements by ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, AVALON CHAPEL, 8090 N. Northern Ave. (@ Magee).
Antonio “Tony” G. Sandoval
9/26/31 – 3/11/03
To see your face and watch you smile. To sit with you and talk a while. To be together in the same old way, would be our greatest wish today. The tears in our eyes we can wipe away, but the ache in our hearts will always stay. Life goes on, we know that is true. But nothing is the same since we lost you. We love you and miss you tremendously.
“Mela”, Mark, Vivian, Larry, Elizabeth, Matthew, “Your Princess”, and Angelo