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Claudia Aragonez

35, died July 11, 2005. Our beloved daughter, sister, and mother, has gone home to be with the Lord. She is preceded in death by her father, Joseph Favela. Survived by her mother, Olga Varkevisser; sister, Mary Yanez; brother, Robert Favela, the light of her life, son, Dylan Aragonez; little nieces and nephews, Samantha, Devon, Aubri, and Eric; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, dear friends and extended family. Our hearts are broken without you. We take comfort in your eternal peace, and know that you are smiling at us from above. Although you have lost your courageous battle for life, your spirit will live on in our hearts forever. We love you always. Rosary will be recited 7:00 p.m., Friday, July 15, 2005 at BRING’S MEMORIAL CHAPEL. Mass will be offered 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 16, 2005 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 215 S. Craycroft. Burial to follow in Holy Hope Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, July 15, 2005 at BRING’S MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 236 S. Scott.

F. Shelby Bennett


Frank Shelby Bennett was born on March 14, 1931 in Bisbee, Arizona and passed away at his home in Tombstone, Arizona on July 10, 2005. Shelby was preceded in death by his parents, Fred Saunders Bennett and Kathelen McClelland Bennett; his brother, Michael Bennett; his sister, Bennie Lucille Davis; his wife, Yvonne (Kirkham) Bennett; and his wife, Joyce Bennett.

Shelby graduated from Tombstone High School in 1949 and went to Tulane University, graduating in 1954 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He was commissioned in the Navy, went through flight training and was assigned to the VQ-1 Squadron, Electronic Counter-measures Squadron 1 based in Iwakuni, Japan. He worked at the Electronic Proving Ground at Ft. Huachuca, Arizona in the Civil Service as an engineer. He was given a Special Service Award from the U.S. Army; was President of the Arizona Society of Professional Engineers; was named 1982 Engineer of the Year in Government by the Arizona Society of Professional Engineers and named to Who’s Who in Arizona 1984-85. He also was in the U.S. Naval Reserve and retired from the Navy in 1979 with the rank of Commander.

Shelby also served on the Tombstone BSA Council; was an Arizona Hunter Safety Instructor; was a Life Member of the National Rifle Association; was Past Moderator and a lifelong member of Tombstone Community Congregational United Church of Christ; was Past-President and a member of the Southwest Pioneer Cowboys Association; a member of the Arizona Cattlemen’s Association; a member of the National Cattlemen’s Association; and a member of Landowner, Lessee, Sportsman Relations Committee. Shelby was also Past Commander of the Tombstone DAV (lifetime member), a lifetime member of the VFW, and a member of the American Legion, Post 24.

Shelby is survived by his sister, Freda Parrott; his wife, Gwen; children, Gerry (Gail) Bennett, Bill (James Doolan) Bennett and Shelly (Eric) Maas; step-children, Carolyn (Jerry) Eaton, Julia (Frank) Granados, Dianne (Rob) Smith, Barbara Dupnik, Mary (Max) Alvarez; grandchildren, Holly (James) Howard; Jesse Rose Maas; step-grandchildren, Derek Maas; Carrie Jo Maas; Katrina Eaton; Amy, Sarah, Frankie, and Melissa Granados; Alex and Andrew Alvarez; Heather, Nicole, and Courtney Burkhardt; and McKenzie and Tyler Smith; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 15, 2005 at the Tombstone Community Congregational United Church of Christ; Second & Allen Streets; Tombstone, Arizona. Interment will be at 1:00 p.m. in the Southern Arizona Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery; 1300 Buffalo Soldier Trail; Sierra Vista, Arizona.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Shelby’s name to the Arizona Cattle Growers Association (ACGA) Scholarship Fund; 1401 N. 24th Street; Phoenix, Arizona 85008.

Arrangements by Dugan Funeral Home, Bisbee, Arizona.

EDGAR, Harriett L., 80, died July 11, 2005. Arrangements by BRING’S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway.

James P. Gabl

Born March 22, 1960; loving husband of Patricia, loving father of Nicole Diane and James Patrick, Jr. (Maggie), grandfather of Fayith, died July 10, 2005. He leaves behind many loving relatives and friends. Memorial service 4:00 p.m. Friday, July 15, 2005 at BRING’S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway.

GLAENZER, Rev. Charles F., born November 4, 1913, in Flushing, New York, Father Glaenzer completed his spiritual journey on earth July 10, 2005, in Tucson. He was preceded on his new pilgrimage by his loving wife, Bobbie. He is survived by his brother, Chandler H. Luckham, and his niece, Connie Crittenden. Father Glaenzer received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland. He enlisted in the Army in World War II, served in the European, Mediterranean and Pacific theaters, and received a battlefield commission. After the war, he accepted a regular commission and served in the United States Air Force over 21 years, retiring as Lieutenant Colonel. He received a master’s degree from the Virginia Theological Seminary and began his second career as an Episcopal priest in 1963. He was rector of Trinity Church in Washington, Va. (1963-1968), and vicar then rector of the Church of the Messiah in Highland Springs, Va. (1968-1976). Following his retirement, he and Bobbie moved to Tucson, where he continued to share his pastoral and spiritual gifts with his many friends both at St. Alban’s and St. Matthew’s Episcopal Churches, and the Broadway Proper community. Father Glaenzer taught us all to live with an “attitude of gratitude,” and we will miss our “antique friend.” Memorial services Friday, July 15, at 2:00 p.m., at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, located on the west side of Sabino Canyon Road, between River and Kolb. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the St. Andrew’s Children’s Clinic, Inc., P.O. Box 2043, Nogales, AZ.

MALOTT, Donald L., 85, passed away July 7, 2005. Care entrusted to ADVANTAGE ARIZONA MORTUARY.

Genesis Noemi (Princess Poopy) Quintero

5, passed peacefully into the Lord’s arms on July 10, 2005. She is survived by parents, Jorge and Janett Quintero; brother, Jorge “Gordo”; sister, Abighail “Abi”; grandparents, Armando Quintero, Ana Montes and Martin and Carmen Dagnino; great-grandmothers, Maria Montes “Nana Cecy” and “Nana Rita”; aunts and uncles, Carmen Bernal (Raul), Lupita Leon (Saul), Claudia Rodriguez, Norma Gastelum, Martin Dagnino (Alejandra), Carlos Dagnino (Linda), and Armando Quintero (Diana); cousins, Isiah, Bianca, Alex, Alizandra, Cassandra, Armando, Ashley, Axel, Vanessa, Leticia, and other family members and friends. Visitation will be held Friday, July 15, 2005 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. at SOUTH LAWN MORTUARY. Service at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Mateo Villa officiating. Inurnment will follow on Saturday, July 16, 2005 at South Lawn Cemetery, 5401 S. Park Ave. at 2:00 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to the care of SOUTH LAWN MORTUARY.

SCHOOLMEIER, Oliver A., 96 years old, passed away July 7, 2005 in Tucson, AZ. Born on May 19, 1909 in Minden, Iowa. Preceded in death by his wife, Madeline; two twin sisters, Opal and Beulah; two step-children, Marion and Janet. Survived by two step-daughters, Mary (Norm) Fladoos and June Carter; three step-sons, Ron (Wilma) Carter, William McDonald and Willis Carter; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two nephews, Laurance (Derry) Gates and Michael (Virginia) Sullivan. Graveside services Saturday, July 16, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at South Lawn Cemetery, 5401 S. Park Ave. Arrangements under the care of SOUTH LAWN MORTUARY.

SCHROER, C. Dennis, 64, passed away July 9, 2005. Care entrusted to ADVANTAGE ARIZONA MORTUARY.

THOMAS, Beau W., 32, of Tucson, died July 11, 2005. Born November 15, 1972, in Ft. Huachuca, AZ. Beau received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business, from the University of Phoenix and was employed at Dunn & Bradstreet for eight years. He was an avid fisherman and loved music and playing guitar with numerous local bands. Beau is survived by his mother, Mary Blevins of Tucson; father, Harry Thomas III of Littleton, CO; two sisters, Amanda Thomas of Denver, CO and Elizabeth Thomas of Tucson; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Memorial service will be on Saturday, July 16, 2005 at 2:00 p.m., Catalina Baptist Church, 1900 N. Country Club Rd., with Pastor Ted Soderholm officiating. Flowers would be appreciated, or if you prefer, memorial contributions may be made to University Medical Center, Sarver Heart Center, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ, 85724, in memory of Beau W. Thomas. Arrangements by EVERGREEN MORTUARY, CEMETERY & CREMATORY, N. Oracle & W. Miracle Mile.

THOMASSEN, Dorothy G., 85, of Tucson, died July 8, 2005. She is survived by son, Thom Scott (Deborah); and grandson, Matthew of Janesville, WI; a daughter, Tobina (Scott) Rowe; granddaughters, Melissa and Angela; and two great-grandchildren, Emily and Brandon of Wayne, MI; and a steadfast friend, William Alvillar. She was preceded in death by parents, Robert and Eva Gorsuch; husband, Thomas; sisters, Phyllis and Ethelda; and brothers, Arnold and Robert. Funeral service 9:30 a.m., Friday, July 15, 2005. EVERGREEN MORTUARY CHAPEL, with visitation at 9:00 a.m. Arrangements by EVERGREEN MORTUARY & CEMETERY, N. Oracle & W. Miracle Mile.

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