Tucson CitizenTucson Citizen



JOHNSON, Chauncey Ashford. Born May 28, 1936 in New York City, died March 14, 2006 in Tucson, Arizona. He retired from Digital Electronics in Massachusetts and moved to Tucson to enjoy his retirement in the warm desert climate. He is survived by his children, Michael Johnson, Lorraine Otero, Barbara Johnson and Kristine Johnson. His sense of humor and unique take on life will be missed by his family and friends. A celebration of his life was held by his immediate family. Donations may be made to Desert Dialysis Center, Patient Fund, 2022 E. Prince Rd., Tucson, AZ 85719

POTTER, Jewell J. who was born in Long Lane Missouri on May 24, 1927 died on Friday, March 17, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jewell was a Las Vegas resident for 29 years. She is survived by her husband Jack Potter of Las Vegas, Nevada; son Cal. J. (Linda) Potter III of Las Vegas, Nevada; daughter Rebecca (Sterling Torrance) Potter M.D.; grandson Brendan Torrance of Brunswick, Maine, granddaughter Allison Potter of Las Vegas, Nevada, granddaughter Bethany Potter of Las Vegas, Nevada; sister Evalyn Effinger of Las Vegas, Nevada and sister Frances Mooberry of Tucson, Arizona. Services are to be held at Reformation Lutheran Church, 580 E. St. Louis on Thursday, March 23, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. in Las Vegas, NV.

Alma Caroline Quinn

Was born in Marshall County, WV November 2, 1921. Her husband of sixty-six years, John F. Quinn, pre-deceased her in June of 2005. Alma Passed away on March 18, 2006 after a long battle with pneumonia. She is survived by her sister, Mary (Delbert) Newhouse; three children, John F. Jr. (Mary) Quinn, Jesse R. Quinn, Susann (Jeff) Layton; six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at Manor Baptist Church, 433 W. Lerdo Rd., at 10:00 a.m. on March 21st. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Manor Baptist Church, 433 W. Lerdo Rd., Tucson, AZ 85706.

ROBERTSON, Raynor Easterling, a long-time Tucson resident, died on March 15th at the age of 86. Raynor, known to many as Robbie, was born in rural Mississippi. He and his identical twin were among the few in his community to continue their education and graduate from college. Raynor flew as a fighter pilot in WWII, and after the war he continued to serve the Air Force by supervising several high-profile aerospace projects and leading the Air Force ROTC program at Ohio State University. His career took him all over the United States and Western Europe. Raynor retired to Arizona in 1968 when a heart attack ended his military career. Never one to sit idle, Raynor pursued many interests including gardening, woodworking and golf. He was active for many years at Christ Community Church until health considerations limited his participation. Raynor is survived by his children, Jay B. Robertson of Irvine, CA and Frances R. Gross of Tucson; and his twin, Ralph Robertson.

Major General Robert W. Strong Jr., USAF (Ret)

Robert William Strong Jr. died peacefully at home on March 16, 2006. He was born in Painseville, Ohio on November 23, 1917. His father, a West Point grad (class of ’15), was a cavalry officer in the U.S. Army, and young Robert grew up in the nomadic, adventurous world of the old-time Army Brat.

An alumnus of Valley Forge Military Academy, he entered West Point with a presidential appointment. He graduated in 1940 and earned his wings in 1941. During World War II, he served in the Pacific Theater with the 21st Bomber Command as a B-29 pilot and squadron leader.

After the war, he held a variety of positions, including Tactical Officer at West Point, Asst. Air Attache to Canada, student at the Naval War College, and staff officer at Air Force Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

In 1956 he returned to the Strategic Air Command as Field Commander. His commands included the 376 Bomb Wing, the Strategic Wing, the 825th Strategic Aerospace Division.

In 1963 he was assigned to a three-year tour as Commandant of Cadets at the USAF Academy. From there he returned to SAC with command of the 817th Air Division at Pease AFB. His last USAF assignment was Chief of Staff of the 8th Air Force and senior staff executive in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. In 1970 he retired from the USAF.

General Strong received a number of awards during his USAF career, including the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star and two USAF Commendation medals.

After retirement from the USAF he became the Superintendent at Valley Forge Military Academy and Junior College, his Alma Mater.

General Strong was preceded in death by his parents, Brig. General Robert W. and Mildred M. Strong, and two brothers Walter and 1st Lt. Gordon Strong (West Point graduate).

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Virginia Denit Strong; son David; three grandsons; and two great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial will be held at the family plot in West Point Cemetery at a later date.

The family wishes to express its deepest gratitude to the wonderful Linda Cook and her family for the devoted care given to General Strong through his last years, and to Odyssey Healthcare for its constant support.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sarver Health Center, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ, 85724, or to the West Point Alumni Association. Arrangements by ADAIR FUNERAL HOME, AVALON CHAPEL.

Walter (Wally) Schleicher

Passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2006 at UMC hospital. He was born on July 23, 1934 in New York to Charles and Mary Schleicher. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Charlie. He joined the Navy when he was 17 and proudly served his country during the Korean War. He married his beautiful bride, Ann in 1957 and together they had 6 wonderful daughters. In 1972 Wally moved his wife and children to Arizona, eventually settling in Tucson in 1975.

Wally is survived by his beloved wife Ann of 48 years, his brother George and six loving daughters and their families Jean and Chris Bruce, Ann and Dan Lopez and their children Tyler, Lyndsey, and DJ, Kathleen and Mark Mayer, MaryJo and Don Garner and their children Leanna and Samantha, Karen and her daughter Kayla, and Tricia and Shane Lowery and their son Shawn. Brother in law Jim, his wife Mary and many loving nephews, nieces and friends.

Our Dad was a wonderful man who had a deep faith in God. We take comfort in knowing that he is having a wonderful reunion in Heaven with all his loved one’s that preceded him in death. Mass will be offered 10:00 a.m, Wednesday, March 22, 2006 at St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church, 1375 S. Camino Seco. Burial to follow in All Faiths Memorial Park. Friends may call from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 21st at BRING’S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway, with Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. THREE SQUEEZES FROM ALL OF US.


Dorothy H. Britt

August 20, 1921 – March 20, 2002

You blessed my life with your love.

Your husband, Jimmie



It’s so hard to say it’s been two years that you have been taken from me. I recall that day like as if it were yesterday I hear your brother Rudy telling me that you were gone. I will never forget that day. It’s been so hard everyday since then just to know that you and Jesus have been taken from me. Mijo when the day comes for us to me together again please take me by the hand and we will continue our journey together.

Love Mom


Two years ago today my life changed forever, I haven’t been the same without you not here. It kills me just to think our family will never be the same without you and Jesus. I miss you so much and want you to know that the memories we had will last forever but I didn’t want memories we only wanted you I love you and I ask you to please take care of Jesus for me. And when we are together again please greet me with open arms and your smile.

Love your sister, Jav, and Ismael


Another year has gone by without you. We still talk about you every day and miss you more than ever. These two years have been so long. And I know we have many more to endure without you here. Look over all of us and help get us through it. We love you.

Brother, Evon, Luvbug and Lopez.

Anthony A. Steele

07/06/80 – 03/20/04

The Lord welcomed you with open arms the day that you were taken so violently from us. Even though it has been two years it seems like eternity. We miss your smiles, your laughter and your joy for life. You will always be known by so many loved ones as their “Hero”. The only thing that keeps us going is knowing that someday we will join you and your little brother in Heaven. You are missed and loved by all of us. Thanks for so many wonderful memories that no one can ever take from us.


Mom, Dad, Jason, Derek and many loved friends

Our Digital Archive

This blog page archives the entire digital archive of the Tucson Citizen from 1993 to 2009. It was gleaned from a database that was not intended to be displayed as a public web archive. Therefore, some of the text in some stories displays a little oddly. Also, this database did not contain any links to photos, so though the archive contains numerous captions for photos, there are no links to any of those photos.

There are more than 230,000 articles in this archive.

In TucsonCitizen.com Morgue, Part 1, we have preserved the Tucson Citizen newspaper's web archive from 2006 to 2009. To view those stories (all of which are duplicated here) go to Morgue Part 1

Search site | Terms of service