Charles Aubrin “Andy” Anderson
went peacefully to be with the Lord at home with family by his side including Jean, his beloved wife of 66 years, on April 28th, 2007. He was born in Halifax Co, VA March 20, 1915. He met his wife Jean Tillotson on the tennis courts in Richmond, VA. They were married July 13th 1940. He graduated from the Medical College of VA in 1942 and served as a pharmacist for over 50 years in Virgina, California and mostly Arizona. He is also survived by his daughters, Cathrine (Van Deusen) Estar, Mary L. Heinrichs (Fred), Marjii Wronko (Randy); ten grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Andy lived in Tucson since 1952 and was a Godly man, family man, avid golfer, square dancer, loved to travel and eat ice cream. In 1966 he was the President of Tucson Academy of Pharmacists. The family would like to thank Opal Robinson for all her loving care. Services were held Tuesday, May 1st at 3:00 p.m. at Grace Community Church, 9755 N. La Cholla.
Jerry Robert Biggs
“In Loving Memory of”
October 11, 1951-April 28, 2007
Jerry was loved deeply by the “love of his life,” JoAnn. He will be dearly missed by all of his family. Jerry was very proud of his two daughters, Courtney and Dana Biggs. He loved them so much and spoke of them often. Jerry also loved dearly, his two stepsons, Scott and Chris Owens. He beamed with love and pride, when all four of his children were in Tucson, to visit him recently. Jerry treasured his two grandchildren, Anessa and Dimitri. He is survived by his brother, Kenneth Biggs and his wife, Joann and their four daughters, who all loved him very much. He is also survived by a sister, Lyn and her husband, Bill Spencer. Ron Zimmerling, his cousin, and his wife, Susie and Jerry’s parents, Homer Biggs and Lillian Voorhees also survive him and will miss him dearly. Jerry was a wonderful, happy, gentle, caring man, who unfortunately suffered much in his life, but never complained. We all love him and know he is our “special angel,” looking after all of us, from Heaven, just as he looked after all of us on earth. Services will be held on Thursday May 3, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. at HUDGEL’S SWAN FUNERAL HOME, 1335 S. Swan. Reception to follow at his home.
BLUMENTHAL, Benjamin, 89, of Tucson, died April 30, 2007. Survived by wife, Sara of Tucson; daughters, Susan (Jerry) Salese and Sharon (Richard) Walton of Tucson; brother, Harry (Nancy) Bee of Tucson; sister, Ann Schwartz of FL; grandchildren, Adam and Jessica Walton of Tucson, Michael Pearlman of WY and Jonathan (Shannon) Pearlman of Tucson and three great-grandchildren. Graveside services Wednesday, May 2, 2007, 9:00 a.m. Congregation Anshei Israel Section of Evergreen Cemetery with Rabbi Robert Eisen officiating. Arrangements by EVERGREEN MORTUARY & CEMETERY, N. Oracle & W. Miracle Mile. Contributions may be made to Casa de la Luz Hospice or Congregation Anshei Israel USY. A WWII Navy veteran, Ben was also a retiree from the City of Tucson and active in the Jewish War Veterans and Knights of Pythias.
Greg W. Dougherty
Beloved husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend, died on April 27, 2007 after a heroic battle with cancer. Born Benson Greg Nelson, the son of Benson Nelson and Beverly Coleman, in Salt Lake City, Utah on December 27, 1946. Greg received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from the University of Colorado and an MBA from the University of Utah. The family moved to Tucson in 1995 where Greg established the accounting firm, Dougherty and Gill PC. Greg and his wife, Rhonda were very active in local charities and organizations, especially the Ronald McDonald House and the Southern Arizona Head and Neck Cancer Group. Greg was also a very active member in the Rotary Club of Tucson Sunset. Greg was preceded in death by his father, Ben Nelson and his brothers, Ted Dougherty and Steve Dougherty. He is survived by his wife, Rhonda; sons, Timothy, Patrick, Michael (Sara), and Kyle; mother, Beverly; sisters, Kit Dougherty and Nicki Creekmore; brothers, Rodger (Jodi) Dougherty, Burt (Pat) Dougherty, Tim (Lori) Nelson and Ed (Joanne) Nelson. Greg you will be truly missed by all who were touched by your friendship and love. A memorial service will be held at Skyline Country Club on May 5, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Greg W. Dougherty are being accepted by the Ronald McDonald House at 2230 E. Speedway Blvd Tucson, AZ 85719 and by the Laura Ray and Mike Herman Head and Neck Cancer Foundation at 9573 E Whetstone Mountain St. Tucson, AZ 85748. Arrangements by HUDGEL’S SWAN FUNERAL HOME 22nd and Swan.
born December 29, 1932 and died April 29, 2007. Kaye went to be with God after a brave two year struggle with Acute Leukemia. He came to Tucson with the US Air Force from Carlisle, PA in 1951. Here he met and married in 1954, Dorothy Kurath “Dot”, his wife of over 50 years. Survived by wife, Dorothy (Dottie); children, Laura, Eric and Korey (Bridget) Dunbar and three grandchildren. He also leaves a sister, Janet Priest (Harry) of Carlisle, PA. Kaye worked as a pre-press/camera operator for Tucson Newspapers for 30 years, starting with lead and moving to camera. He and Dot managed and operated Logan Hills Water Co., a small utility for 30 years. After Kaye retired they traveled by RV summers with their dog and four cats to some far places enjoying Alaska and the Canadian Maritimes including New Foundland. Canada and the Oregon coast were his favorites. Kaye was a long time member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church where he did volunteer work and drove his mobile Meals Route for as long as he was able. Those who knew him commented on his laugh and smile. Memorial services are pending. Arrangements by DESERT SUNSET FUNERAL HOME, 3081 W. Orange Grove Rd.
Charlotte B. Dunham
Born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin on October 25, 1918, Charlotte moved on to her next great adventure on April 28, 2007.
Charlotte, an alumna of Northwestern University, and her late husband William J. Dunham moved to Tucson from Barrington, Illinois in 1959. They built their home in the foothills of the Catalina Mountains, with the Flying V Ranch as their neighbor.
She is survived and greatly missed by her sons, Russell D. Dunham and W. John Dunham; her daughters, Wendy Y. Dunham-Thompson (son-in-law, Don Thompson) and Laura A. Dunham; her grandchildren, Russell D. Dunham, Jr. (and his wife, Diane) William H. Dunham and Catherine (and husband, Craig) Aspinwall. She absolutely adored her five great-grandchildren.
Charlotte was an avid fan of the University of Arizona Wildcats’ Basketball, the Chicago Cubs, NASCAR racing and a collector of fine Native American art. She also treasured the Arizona desert wildlife, as well as her horses and the Champion Great Danes and Pointers bred under the CharDun and Aerie Kennel names.
The family wishes to acknowledge the loving, compassionate care that she received at the Claddagh House, from the staff. Thanks also to the caring medical staff at T.M.C.
There will be no service. At their request, Charlotte’s and William’s ashes will be scattered near Parker Canyon, where they spent their happiest years.
Charlotte would ask that donations be made in her memory to the Humane Society of Southern Arizona and/or St. Stephens Indian Mission Foundation, P.O. Box 278, St. Stephens, Wyoming 82524-9989.
Arrangements by BRING’S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway.
QUIJADA, Luz B., 83, of Tucson, passed away April 15, 2007. Preceded in death by brother, Modesto Bermudez; father, Manuel Bermudez Lopez and mother, Dolores Mejia Quijada. Survived by sisters, Bertha Aguilar Bermudez and Celia Bermudez; brother, Roberto Bermudez. Also survived by nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held Thursday, May 3, 2007, 9:30 a.m. at Holy Hope Cemetery. Respected and loved by many friends, neighbors and family. She will be greatly missed. Arrangements by CARRILLO’S TUCSON MORTUARY, INC.
Dennis M. Reilly
Born December 5, 1946 in Kingston, NY, and died April 30, 2007 in Tucson, AZ. Preceded in death by father, David Reilly and brother, James Reilly. Survived by mother, Ethel Sutton of Kingston, NY; daughter, Allison M. Reilly of Tucson, AZ; sisters, Elizabeth Decker of Highland, NY, Kathleen Steeger of Kingston, NY, Sharon Boyde of Northridge, CA; brothers, David Reilly of Kingston, NY and Michael Reilly of Ft. Meyers, FL. Dennis served in the Air Force and served his country in the Vietnam War. Dennis was a carpet installer by profession, and loved to downhill ski. A visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, May 3, 2007 at ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Dodge Chapel, 1050 N. Dodge Blvd. (at Speedway). Funeral services will follow on Monday, May 7, 2007, in Port Huron, NY. Dennis will be laid to rest at Wiltwyck Cemetery in Kingston, NY.
Judith Ann Smith
67, of Tucson AZ, formerly Ogden UT, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2007 amongst loving family and friends following a brave battle with Leukemia. Born March 6, 1940, she was the daughter of Hubert and Mae Simmons, both of whom preceded her in death; sisters, Bonnie Robinson and Jackie Scoggins also preceded her in death. She moved to Tucson with her family in 1947. She graduated from Amphi High School in 1958 and was a lifetime member of First Christian Church. During these years she met and married Don Smith, they had two sons and later divorced. Judy never fully recovered from this relationship, but went on to lead a strong and independent life. She moved to Ogden, UT in 1987 to be closer to immediate family members. Judy’s most enjoyable times were spent with a large extended family and life long friends. She is survived by her two sons, Byron Smith of Pocatello, Idaho and Kevin (Lisa) Smith of Cody, Wyoming. She had seven grandchildren, Jeremy, Aubrey, Jacob, Joshua, Darrel, Brianna and Teagan who all meant the world to her, brother, Roger (Linda) Simmons and many nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held at First Christian Church, 740 E Speedway at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday May 3, 2007, Reception to follow.
STUBBLEFIELD, Thomas M., Professor Emeritus in Agricultural Economics at the University of Arizona, died April 25, 2007. He had born in Texhoma, OK, April 16, 1922 to the late T.R. and Martha Acre Stubblefield. He was 85 years old.
Professor Stubblefield was proceeded in death by both his wife of 49 years, Martha Lee Miller Stubblefield, and his youngest daughter, Thommye Zingsheim (Gary); his brother, William and sister, Kathryn (Riley) Matthews. His remaining sister, Julia A., lives in Aurora, CO. The couple has two remaining children, Paula E. Culbertson (James T.), Bellingham, WA, and Ellen Damron, Phoenix. There are six grandchildren, Michael J. Sylvan, Kathryn L. Zingsheim and Margaret L. Damron, all of Tucson; Sarah E. Damron, Phoenix; Dana Culbertson, and Todd A. Culbertson, both of Seattle, WA. He is also succeeded by eight nieces and nephews.
The deceased was raised on ranches in Texas and New Mexico, and endured life during the “Dust Bowl” days of the 1930s. He began his higher education at New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, but left school in 1942 to enter military service after Pearl Harbor. He joined the Army of the United States and served until 1945 as a Technical Sergeant T-4 in the 485th Engineers, Heavy Shop Company. He received battle stars for Normandy and Ardennes, and the Combined Operations Patch. He was stationed first in England, then as the war progressed, in Belgium and France. It was during his basic training at Camp Claiborne, LA, where he met and married his wife Martha, who resided in nearby Lake Charles. When WWII ended, he returned to New Mexico State University and earned his B.S. summa cum laude. Upon graduation, he taught for a short time for the Veteran’s Administration at Zuni, NM.
He was accepted at Texas A & M University where he earned his M.S. and PhD in Agricultural Economics, specializing in marketing. He began working at the University of Arizona as an extension economist in 1951 after receiving his Master’s. Upon the completion of his doctorate in 1957, he was hired as a faculty member in the University’s College of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics. He retired in the early 1980s after a career as a livestock and cotton marketing specialist. Among his significant accomplishments was the development in the late 1950s of a farm and ranch property evaluation model still used by banking institutions in the U.S. Southwest. The only necessary adjustment for its continued use has been for inflation fluctuations.
WICKERHAM, Lorraine J., April 20, 1927 to April 28, 2007. Lorraine was born in Burlington, Iowa. Survived by her husband of 62 years, Russell; one daughter, Carolyn Gename of Kenosha, WI; brother-in-law, Edmund K. Wickerham of Tucson; two nephews, Kenneth (Edith) Wickerham, of Pebble Beach, CA and David (Rhonda) Wickerham of Boca Raton, FL; one niece, Laura (Ty) Brooks of Phoenix, AZ. Preceded in death by her sister, Barbara Wickerham, wife of Edmund. In high school Lorraine was honored as a member of the National Honor Society. Memorial service 3:00 p.m., Friday, May 4, 2007 at BRING’S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway, with Pastor Tom Dunham, of Streams in the Desert Lutheran Church, officiating.
Brooky Calhoun Zajac
suddenly passed away at age 85 on April 4, 2007, two months after the death of her son, John Calhoun Zajac. She was born in Miami, Oklahoma but moved to Pierre, South Dakota, at age ten when her father was transferred from the position of Superintendent of Indian Schools for the Five Civilized Tribes in Oklahoma to Superintendent of the Pierre, South Dakota, Indian School. She spent her formative years in Pierre, forming deep friendships that lasted her entire life and that made her into a South Dakota enthusiast and lover of its way of life. At the Northwestern University School of Speech she majored in creative dramatics and minored in education. She loved teaching her major to grade school children in the Evanston, Illinois school system. In 1953, she married her husband, Edward Zajac, in the Stanford University Memorial Church. The following year he accepted a position at the Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, NJ. In New Jersey, the family settled 30 miles from New York City in the Morristown area, where Brooky discovered that art was her real passion. She took courses in almost all media, such as water colors, oils, acrylics, and etching, Some courses were at Drew and Fairleigh Dickenson Universities. Others were courses offered by the Morris County Art Association, which imported major New York City artists to teach them. She also developed her own medium, which she called “collage painting”, done by the use of rollers to apply paint to Japanese rice paper that was then glued onto canvas. She was represented by several galleries and sold and showed her work widely. For three years, she was also Director of the art education program of the Morris County Art Association. She moved to Tucson at the end of 1983 when her husband left Bell Labs to assume the position of Head of the Department of Economics at the University of Arizona. In Tucson, she continued her art work but also became active in the University of Arizona Faculty Women’s Club, serving as its publicist, on the Scholarship Committee and as Chairperson of the Advanced Spanish Interest Group. She was insightful, curious, fun-loving, and caring – qualities that were reflected in her art and that made her a very special friend to a wide network of persons. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. She is survived by Edward, her husband of 53 years, by her daughter, Bonnie Gill and granddaughters, Leah Gill and Katerina Gill, of Hobbs, New Mexico. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 5th at the Skyline Country Club. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Tucson Symphony Women’s Association Music Education Fund, PO Box 42654, Tucson, AZ 85733. Arrangements by ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Dodge Chapel.