DIAZ, Rosalba Burrola, 63, passed away June 14, 2005. Care entrusted to ADVANTAGE ARIZONA MORTUARY.
Cecelia Green Garkow
Passed away on June 15, 2005. Born Cecelia Catherine Pierce on October 15, 1917 in Eagle Center, Iowa. Cecelia lived much of her life near Waterloo, Iowa until she moved to Tucson in 1975. Preceded in death by her parents, Carl Pierce (1924) and Elizabeth Trost Pierce (1958), and by her husband of 51 years, Ralph Green (1987), and by her second husband, Raymond Garkow (1995). She is survived by her two sons, Pastor David Green (Jane Stump) and Michael Green (Marlene Bence) of Tucson. She is further survived by three grandchildren, Colette Doss of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Eric and Kent Green of Waterloo, Iowa, and by eight great-grandchildren. Cecelia was a loving and kind mother and will be missed greatly. Services will be held Monday, June 20, 2005, 10:00 a.m., EVERGREEN MORTUARY, N. Oracle & W. Miracle Mile. Interment to follow Evergreen Cemetery.
Aurora Gasca Herrera
On the morning of June 16, 2005, the Lord opened his book to reveal the name of his blessed child. An Angel began her journey home to paradise to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. This angel, Aurora Gasca Herrera was a Beacon of Hope. There is no end to her love or generosity.
She was born on April 21, 1923 in Tucson, AZ, to the union of Federico and Margarita Fontes Gasca. She completed her diploma at Tucson High School. She fell in love and married David Gastelum Herrera on April 21st, 1951. They had three daughters, Norma, Patricia and Gina.
Aurora is survived by her husband, David Gastelum Herrera of Bisbee, Arizona; her children, Patricia Herrera, Gina Herrera and Norma Saenz; son-in-law, Tony Saenz; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Margo, Jose and JJ Saenz; sister, Nellie Elias; brother-in-law, Bob Elias; nephew and niece, Bobbie and Pauline Elias and numerous friends and relatives in Tucson, Arizona and Northern California. Visitation will be held on Monday, June 20th from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at CARRILLO’S TUCSON MORTUARY (South Chapel), 240 S. Stone, with a short picture presentation and Eulogy at 7:00 p.m. and a Rosary recited at 8:00 p.m. Mass will be offered on Tuesday, June 21st at 10:30 a.m. at Santa Cruz Church. Interment to follow at Holy Hope Cemetery.
There weren’t enough days or time to tell you just what you meant to us. You were always so adorable – pure, innocent, loving, kind and generous. We are grateful to God that we learned from you the majority of our lives. You were the sweetest thing that we could possibly dream up for a mom and wife. If you are the only person that God ever blesses us with, we will have lived life to its fullest. We want to live the rest of our lives remembering and loving you and treasuring what we had.
We love you, May God Bless you in heaven our little treasure.
Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God. Matthew 5:8
Arrangements by CARRILLO’S TUCSON MORTUARY, INC.
Albert Nicholas Martinez
of Tucson, died peacefully Wednesday, June 15, 2005. He was 85.
Born in Tucson and raised in El Centro, CA, he graduated from El Centro Union High School. During World War II, he joined the U.S. Army where he served in Japan and the South Pacific.
After returning from the war, he and his wife, Mary Louise, made their home in Tucson where they built a long and rewarding life working and serving their family, community and church. In Tucson, Mr. Martinez continued his trade as a master carpenter. He was a foreman and construction superintendent and worked for numerous construction companies in Southern Arizona helping to build and shape the growing Tucson community for more than 50 years.
Some of the buildings he worked on included the Tucson Medical Center, the facilities at Fort Huachuca, the University of Arizona, and many of the schools in the Tucson Unified School District. He figuratively and literally built St. John’s Catholic Church and school on the city’s south side. He helped raise money for the building through bingo games and festivals, then worked on the construction of the church and school.
He was a proud, life-time member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America.
A devout Catholic, he was an active member of St. John’s and later All Saint’s Catholic Church and St. Odelia, where he enjoyed ushering every week at Sunday mass.
For more than 55 years was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a Fourth Degree Knight of the Fr. Robert A. Gluch Council No. 6933.
In his spare time he enjoyed gardening, music, bingo and in retirement years, watching lots of football. He especially, cherished his role as a husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Known for his patience, kindness, sense of humor, quiet strength and smile, he was a joy to all who knew him.
He was preceded in death this past September by Mary Louise, his devoted wife of 61 years.
Survivors include his two daughters, Georgia (Ralph) Pabst of Milwaukee, WI and Evelyn Martinez of Tucson; and one son, Albert A. Martinez of Tucson; five grandchildren, Christian Peranzi of Savannah, GA, Paul Peranzi of Tucson, Jessica Pabst and Lauren Pabst, both of New York City, and Kimberly Martinez of Tucson. He is also survived by two great-grandchildren, Dominic and Gina Marie Peranzi of Tucson.
The family would like to express its deepest gratitude and thanks to the staff and volunteers of the Life Care Center of Tucson for the exceptional love and care they provided Mr. Martinez.
Visitation will be Sunday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Bring’s Memorial Chapel, 236 S. Scott with a rosary at 7:00 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, June 20 at 3:30 p.m. at St. Odelia Catholic Church, 7570 Paseo del Norte. Burial will follow at Holy Hope Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Parkinson’s Foundation of Tucson, 2033 E. Speedway, Suite 203, Tucson, AZ 85719.
MURRAY, Kertina N., 32, passed away June 13, 2005. Care entrusted to ADVANTAGE ARIZONA MORTUARY.
Kimbra Elizabeth Paulson
Kimbra passed away June 11, 2005. Born December 29, 1957 in Vandalia, Illinois to Charles and Betty Lensgraf. She spent the majority of her childhood in Colorado. Having enlisted in the United States Navy after graduating from High School, she served as an Intelligence Specialist from 1976 to 1978. She met and married Herb Kay and then gave birth to two wonderful children Lindsay and Jonathan Kay. Soon after she moved to Tucson with her family.
Shortly after moving to Tucson her marriage ended. Kimbra then joined the Naval Reserve and was discharged in 1986. She was also an Officer for the Tucson Police Department from 1985 to 1989. After leaving the Tucson Police Department she worked for Marshalls as their Loss Prevention Manager. She then married Dennis Cady for a brief time and then met and married Ron Paulson on November 15, 1998. After their wedding they moved to Rio Rico in 1999. Kimbra worked at various retail shops in Tubac, AZ. Ron and Kimbra moved back to Tucson in 2004.
Kimbra adored nature; she also loved the mountains, the ocean and the desert. Kimbra was an avid hiker, swimmer, and animal lover.
Kimbra is preceded in death by her mother, Betty Felton and her father, Charles Lensgraf.
Kimbra is survived by her husband of eight years, Ron Paulson; her daughter, Lindsay Kay; her son, Jonathan Kay; grandmother, Elizabeth Schmitt; brothers, Kirk and Shane Lensgraf, Larry and Chris Felton; stepmother, Sandy Lensgraf and stepfather, Larry Felton, Sr.
Leaving this earth at the young age of 47, she will be greatly missed by every person’s heart she touched.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at Dove of Peace Lutheran Church, 665 W. Roller Coaster Rd.
PIERCE, Delores J., 71, of Tucson, died June 12, 2005. Mother of Lawrence J. Pierce; two grandchildren. Sister of Warren and Jasper Watt. Memorial service at ABBEY FUNERAL CHAPEL, Saturday, June 18, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. Rev. James Purdy officiating. Arrangements by ABBEY FUNERAL CHAPEL, 3435 N. 1st Ave., Tucson, Arizona (888-1111).
Georgia Renee Showers
age 19, passed away Sunday, June 12, 2005, 525 a.m. at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Indiana. She was born June 27, 1985 in Tucson, Arizona to Dean L. Showers and Joanne Showers. She had joined the U.S. Air Force and was to leave on her assignment November 27, 2005.
She was a member of the Calvary Apostolic Church in Lawrenceville, Illinois. She is survived by three brothers, Dean Lee Showers, Jr., Kipp Showers and Phillip Showers all of Vail, Arizona; two sisters, Dena Crowley of Casper, Wyoming, Virginia Showers of Vail; seven aunts, Dolores Lane of Vincennes, IN, Cindy and Gary Powell of Vincennes, IN, Amy and Jeff Hess of Indianapolis, IN, Barbara Whetstine of Newburgh, Donna Hager of Ashville, N.C., Darla Calvert of Mason, IA, Dawn Fletcher of Berryville, West Virginia; four uncles, Roy and Brenda Whetstine of Newburgh, IN, Chris and Barbara Whetstine of PA, Dennis and Sue Showers of Valporaso, IN, and Duane and Vicki Showers of Palmer, IA.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Roy and Georgia Whetstine and paternal grandparents, Dale and Darlene Showers.
A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 21, 2005 at the Pantano Christian Church, 10355 E. 29th St., Tucson, with a reception to follow until 5:00 p.m.
Christine Lyon Goetzke
October 26, 1940 – June 18, 2003
“Gone too soon – loved forever”
Your devoted husband, Len
In Memory of
Thomas and Beatrice Gulino June 13, 2001 – June 19, 2004
LITANY OF REMEMBRANCE
In the rising of the sun and in its going down,
We remember them.
In the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter, we remember them.
In the opening of buds and in the rebirth of spring, we remember them.
In the blueness of the sky and in the warmth of summer, we remember them.
In the rustling of leaves and in the beauty of autumn, we remember them.
In the beginning of the year and when it ends, we remember them.
When we are weary and in need of strength, we remember them.
When we are lost and sick at heart, we remember them.
When we have joys we yearn to share, we remember them.
So long as we live, they too shall live, for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.
Weeast and Hoffsmith Families
In Loving Memory of
John Joseph Wiese
May 6, 1960 to June 18, 2003
I will not quote the bible you see ‘cuz here with us is where you should be. Two long years have already gone by since you left 3 kids and my sister behind. Plus all the other loved ones that still remain. This paper couldn’t hold all their names. Our thoughts of you helped get us through all the lonely days without you.
We miss you deeply, Mr. Wiese
With Love, Missy
I adore Mi Amore, Por Vida.
Your wife, Deborah