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ALLEN, Ronald J., 63, died May 12, 2005. Arrangements by BRING’S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway.

Lt. Col. Leo L. Blades

passed away May 14, 2005. Leo was born in Simpson, Illinois on July 13, 1922 to Loyd and Ada Blades. Survived by his sister, Edna Shatzsall; children, Sandra Taylor and Randy Blades; grandchildren, Jason Blades, Joshua Blades, James Taylor and Ashley Taylor; and nephew, Jim Shatzsall. Memorial service 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 21, 2005 at Christ Presbyterian Church, 6565 E. Broadway. A reception will immediately follow the service. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be given to Christ Presbyterian Church, Christian Education Program. Arrangements by BRING’S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway.

John W. Ford

72, of Tucson, Arizona, passed away May 15, 2005. Preceded in death by his mother, Herlinda Gallardo; father, Joseph L. Ford; sons, John Ford Jr. and Frank Ford. Survived by wife, Olga L. Ford; daughters, Joanne Ford Arellano and Annette Ford Durazo; son, James Ford; sister, Maybelle Murphy; brothers, George Hernandez and Joe Ford. Also survived by 18 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and four greatgreat-grandchildren. A Rosary will be recited Friday, May 20, 2005, 9:30 a.m. at St. Monica’s Church, 212 W. Medina. Mass will follow at 10:00 a.m. Interment at Holy Hope Cemetery. Arrangements by CARRILLO’S TUCSON MORTUARY, INC.

GRAHAM, Betty Ellen, passed away peacefully on May 14, 2005 in Tucson, Az. She was born February 10, 1919 in Petaluma, California. Her parents were Harry S. Graham and Agnes E. Rushen. She was preceded in death by husbands, Edward Cordero and Matthew Carolan and brother, Harry M. Grahm. She graduated from Santa Rosa College in California. Her career included work in advertising, secretary of St. Bonaventure’s Church in Concord, clerk of the Superior Court, and work in the police department. She retired in 1977 and later moved to Arizona. She resided in Sun City, Green Valley and Tucson. Loving mother of Virginia Shasky (John) of Tubac, James Cordero (Rosanne) of Peoria. Beloved grandmother of Whitney Nelson, Leslie Cochran, Amanda Blalock and Melanie Delaney, and great-grandmother of Whitney, Dante, Vanessa and Marena Kibblewhite, Davina Nelson, Candice Ferroggiaro and Veronica Knauff. Visitation is scheduled form 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, 2005 and from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 19, 2005 at EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY, 5801 E. Grant Rd. in Tucson. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00 p.m. Thursday, May 19, 2005 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 215 S. Craycroft Rd. in Tucson. Place of burial will be at East Lawn Palms Cemetery in Tucson. Remembrances may be made to a charity of your choice.

HINTZ, Barbara M., 69, died May 15, 2005. Arrangements by BRING’S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway.

Mary Elenor Holder

born December 12, 1930 in St. Louis, Missouri passed away peacefully in her home on May 15, 2005. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and one sister. She is survived by her children, Michael (Elisabeth) Holder, Diana (Tom) Cox, Cindy (Lance) French, Richard Holder, Janet (Guy) Penn, all of Tucson and David Holder of Santa Cruz, California. She was surrounded by a loving family including ten grandchildren, three great-grandchildren (two more on the way), four sisters, a brother, and many nieces and nephews.

She served in the Air Force as a weather observer where she met her husband, also in the Air Force. His tours took them to many states and overseas. They moved to Tucson in 1966 where she has since resided. She enjoyed creating finely crafted items for family and friends. One of her favorite things to do was sewing including a daughter’s wedding dress, baptism and communion outfits and much more. She also enjoyed making Kachina dolls, ceramic dolls, stuffed animals, doll clothes and creating handmade cards with rubber stamps. Her favorite thing to do at the end of the day was to solve the cryptograph in the newspaper.

Her children feel blessed to have been raised by a mother who always enriched and complemented their lives with her encouragement, support and love. She welcomed her daughters-in-law and sons-in-law with open arms and always made them feel one of the family. One of her greatest joys in life was her grandchildren. She enriched their lives by spending as much time as possible with them as well as making things for them and giving them occasional gifts just for the joy of it.

She was a warm, loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She was non-judgemental and accepting of all. Those who knew her were touched by her compassion and affection. Hugs were her specialty.

Her family wishes to thank Casa de la Luz Hospice and all those who cared for her and gave her comfort and love. In lieu of flowers, please send a gift and a prayer to a hospice of your choice. A memorial service is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 21st at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 8650 N. Shannon Road.

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.

Zdena M. Kapral

Memorial Mass will be held May 21, 2005, at 10:00 a.m. at EAST LAWN PALMS CHAPEL, 5801 E. Grant Road, Tucson, Arizona.

MACDONALD, Robert Louis, died in Anchorage, Alaska on May 10, 2005. He was born on October 12, 1953 in Medford, Massachusetts. Bob grew up in Tucson, where he attended Cragin Elementary School, Doolen Junior High School and Catalina High School. He moved to Alaska in 1975 and because it suited him so well he remained there until his death. While in Alaska, he worked as a roofer and as a bartender. His father, Robert Howard Macdonald, and his mother, Alice Upton Bogin, predeceased him. He is survived by his sister, Barbara (Chris) and his brothers, Bruce (Kim) and Kenny (Michelle), as well as his 16 nieces and nephews. Bob was a generous, kind-hearted man who loved life, loved his friends and loved Alaska.

SNIDER, Merri D., 61, died May 16, 2005. Arrangements by BRING’S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway.

TALMADGE, Stephen P., age 57, passed away at his home in Paradise Valley. He was born November 22, 1947 in New York City. Stephen was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and received his law degree from Fordham University where he was on Law Review. He received his Masters with honors in tax law from the University of San Diego. He practiced law in both New York City and Tucson, and moved to Paradise Valley after retiring. Stephen was an avid golfer, photographer and a cigar aficionado. He is survived by his wife, Marie Mancuso; sister, Kazzie Talmadge of Scottsdale; mother, Zena Bagatelle of Sun Lakes; nephew, Ben Greenberg of San Diego; aunt and uncle, Marcia and Danny Gottlieb of Ashville, NC; and step-children, Jon Mancuso of Tucson and Jenny Mancuso of Tempe. Memorial services will be held Thursday, May 19, at 11:00 a.m. in Temple Chai, 4645 East Marilyn Road, Phoenix. Contributions in his memory are suggested to the Betty Ford Center Foundation (California Children’s Program), 39000 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270. Arrangements by Sinai Mortuary.

Douglas A. Thews

42, passed away Friday, May 6, 2005 at his home in Colleyville, TX.

Doug grew up in Tucson and was a 1980 graduate of Cholla High School. He is survived by his wife, Dana; daughter Stefanie (12); his parents, Bob and Johnnie Thews of Tucson; sisters, Jana (Ted) Tucker, Jene (Mike) Rife, both of Tucson, Debra McMullen of Phoenix; brothers, Jim (Susan) Weidner of Muskegon, MI and Jeff (Natalie) Rich of Sacramento, CA.

Doug attended Arizona State University and received his B.S. in computer science in 1985. During summers of his undergraduate years he helped develop computer display software for a local company, Lightning Location and Protection. He was a member of the Cholla High School golf team and also the Saguaro Golf Club, where his life-long passion for golf was born. In 1985, Doug took a position at General Dynamics (now Lockheed) in Fort Worth, TX, where he developed avionics software for the F-16 aircraft manufactured there. He moved on to several positions in information technology in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including Harris Methodist Hospitals and the Voluntary Hospitals of America, and Trinity Industries where he was Director of IT. Doug was well-known in the IT community for his expertise in Microsoft development, and was a keynote speaker at a Microsoft Visual.Net conference. He was co-author of a book Professional ASP.NET Performance, published by Wrox Press, and wrote a monthly column for Visual Studio Magazine.

A dedicated sports fan, Doug loved to watch the Miami Dolphins, the Oakland Athletics or any Arizona State game. He was an avid sports memorabilia collector and travelled across the country to collect signatures. He also found time to take guitar lessons and had a small collection at his home. He will be sorely missed by his family and many friends.

TROY, Allan Sarle nee Julian Sylvester Smith III, born April 23, 1932 Las Vegas, NV. Died quietly at home May 12, 2005 Tubac, AZ of cancer. Husband and father survived by wife of 50 years Carolyn, they had four children; Clifton James (Karen) Oxnard, CA; Carlton Allan, Tubac, AZ; Christopher Andrew (deceased); and Catherine Elizabeth, Tubac AZ and adopted J. Sonia Kaur, Tucson, AZ. Also surviving two granddaughters, Laura and Melissa Troy, Oxnard, CA, and two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Laurel Baker (David deceased) Bremerton WA, and Mrs. Lois Haugen (Edward deceased) Portland, OR and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Also predeceased by father, Julian S. Smith II; mother, Muriel E. Sarle Troy; stepfather, Chester Andrew Troy; grandparents, Julian S. Smith I and Annie Faye Jordan, Clifton James Sarle and Catherine Allan.

Allan was raised in Tucson, AZ until the age of 13 when his mother took him to El Segundo, CA. While attending El Segundo High Allan made the water polo team and they won the State Championship.

Allan graduated from the University of Redlands after briefly attending the University of Arizona.

Allan retired from Hughes Aircraft after more then 30 years in spare parts provisioning. Allan and Carolyn started their own retail business in 1960′s and it evolved from Mexican Imports to Troy’s Chess Shop to Troy’s Corner in Tubac, AZ.

Allan inherited Old Pueblo Billiards renaming it Troy Billiards for 19 years selling it in 1999. Allan’s latest project was La Entrada de Tubac.

Allan will be noted for being a US Chess Master and his passion for genealogy. His genealogy research led to many travels besides the US, Chile, Canada, England, Scotland, and Ireland.

Allan believed that a man’s word was more valuable than any contract and he lived and died on his own terms.

The family would like to express its gratitude to Carondelet Hospice, Dave and Dawn, Joan and Larry, Cynthia and Gary, and too many more to mention, you kept us sane at a difficult time. Funeral Friday May 20, 2005 2:00 p.m. EVERGREEN MORTUARY & CEMETERY, N. Oracle & W. Miracle Mile.

In lieu of floral tributes the family would like you to consider donations to the following Charity of your choice, The American Cancer Society, Tubac-Tumacacori Fire, Tubac Santa Cruz Visitor’s Center, Carondelet Hospice c/o Holy Cross Hospital, 171 W. Target Range Rd, Nogales, AZ 85621.

Wilda Rebecca Lightner Young

90, went home to be with the Lord May 15, 2005, peacefully and surrounded by her loved ones. Burial was private. Memorial service will be held Saturday, May 21, 2005 at ADAIR FUNERAL HOME, Dodge Chapel, 1050 N. Dodge, at 9:00 a.m.


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