Dorothy Mae Badart
Devoted mother of four and wife of Robert L. Badart Jr. passed away on December 11, 2005. She was born on December 8, 1928 in Baltimore, MD. The family moved to Tucson in 1970. She retired in 1993 after 11 years at St. Joseph’s Hospital working as an intake specialist in both the emergency and main admitting offices. She loved to sew, and was an active member of the Tucson Cactus Cablers Smocking Guild. She is survived by her four sons, Robin, Stephen, Jonathan and Matthew. A memorial service is planned at BRING’S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway Blvd. on Wednesday, December 28, at 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are requested to the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson, Arizona 85743.
Dorothy Marie “Dee” Beckley
Mrs. Edwin J. Beckley of 7133 E. Maritime Drive in the Cove subdivision went home to the Lord on December 21, 2005 after a long battle with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. She was 76. Dee was born Dorothy Marie Parks, to George Albert and Clara Parks, in Tarrytown, NY, on October 10, 1929 and spent most of her life in Westchester County, NY. She and her husband, Ed, made Tucson their home 25 years ago. Dee attended White Plains High School and later became a Registered Nurse. She most recently worked at Kino Hospital, and retired due to her illness some years ago. She loved being a nurse and did so for 25 years in New York, Connecticut, and Arizona. She was an accomplished basket weaver and jewelry maker, having won several prizes at state fair competitions, and an avid U of A Wildcats basketball fan. Dee is survived by her husband, Ed; three children, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church, 1800 S. Kolb Rd. at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 29. All are welcome. In lieu of flowers this Christmas season, the family asks that donations be made to Our Mother of Sorrows School or The Society of St. Vincent de Paul for the needy at 1800 S. Kolb Rd., Tucson, AZ, 85710 or Hospice Family Care at 3703 N. Swan Rd., Tucson, AZ, 85718 in memory of Dee Beckley. The family is grateful to the church and the compassionate staff from Hospice Family Care, for their tender care in her final moments. Arrangements by EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY, 5801 E. Grant Rd.
89, Loving Mother and Grandmother went on to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on December 12, 2005. Her husband, Bernard Downey; her daughter, Alicia Lanese; grandsons, Jimmy Waskom and Robert Dorrel, preceded her in death. Born July 2, 1916 in Pecos, TX. Moved to Tucson in 1937 and became one of the first women to work for the Pima County Sheriff Department. Martha also served her community by helping many of the struggling residents of Tucson. She was loved and admired by many. Always described as a woman with strength and a very generous heart. The cornerstone of her family. Her family and friends will miss her. Survivors are daughter, Gloria Alter and son, Jack Downey; grandchildren, Charles (Irma), Robert, Ron, Lori, and JT; 16 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on December 24, 2005 at 10.00 a.m. at HEATHER MORTUARY located at 1040 N Columbus Blvd., Tucson, AZ (520) 322-6131.
Aleen Irene McArthur
died of heart failure at the age of 88 on December 20, 2005. Aleen was born in White City, Kansas to Clayton and Anna Jones on February 13, 1917. She moved to California where she met and married her love, Raymond George McArthur (Mac). Knowing Aleen was like having a rainbow in your heart. Her love of life showed in all that she did. She was proceeded in death by her husband, Mac. She is survived by her three children: son, Raymond Bruce McArthur and his wife Linda McArthur; daughter, Irene Odessa Metcalf and her husband Robert Metcalf III, and daughter, Georgia Ann Erickson and her husband Ward Erickson. She was blessed with nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held on January 21st at Cortaro Vista Community Church in Tucson.