Left us to join our Lord on April 7, 2005. He was born 96 years ago October 22, 1908 in Cobroca, Sonora Mexico and came to the United States with his parents and siblings in 1915. He is preceded in death by Cuca, his loving wife of 55 years. He is survived by sisters, Enriqueta Munoz and Isabel Urias; daughters, Carmen (Manny-deceased) Dalton-Paz, Gina (Gilbert) Dalton-Sotelo, Toni (Joe) Martinez, Margie Dalton; sons, Jess Dalton and Dr. F. Arturo (Graciela) Rosales. He leaves behind a loving family of 15 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. His legacy extends beyond his immediate family, his nieces and nephews share great memories of his kindness and wonderful sense of humor. Despite his great age, he cultivated friendships that span a variety of age levels. The family wishes to extend our gratitude to his two care givers Raquel and Susana for the hard work, dedication and love that they showed George during his last years with us. Special appreciation for the wonderful staff of Casa de la Luz Hospice for making his exit from this life a kind and gentle experience. Services will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2005 at Santa Cruz Catholic Parish, 1220 South 6th Avenue. Viewing at 9:00 a.m., Mass at 10:00 a.m. followed by internment at Holy Hope Cemetery, 3555 North Oracle Road. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in George’s name to Santa Cruz Church or Casa de la Luz Hospice. This is not a final goodbye, Dad. We know you are clearing the way for us to follow as you did all your life and we will be with you again.
DULL, Joseph Paul, born August 14, 1974, died April 11, 2005. Survived by parents, Paul and Colleen Dull; son, Justin Dull; brothers, Jason Dull of New York, John (Jen) Dull and Josh Dull, both of Tucson; grandmother, Eileen Heintz; uncles, Jim (Susie) Heintz and Gary (Jeanne) Heintz; aunts, June (David) Aubry and Janet Jo (Steve) Brammer; nieces, Heather and Madi; and numerous cousins. Preceded in death by grandparents, Joseph and Janet Dull and grandfather, Jack Heintz. We have lost a beloved part of our lives, but God has gained a loyal follower, who will always have his back. A devoted father and son with a heart so big he’d do anything to help his fellow man, strangers included. Joe had a zest for life. No party was too big (especially with his brothers). He loved to fish and go snake hunting. We will cherish the time we had with you and you’ll never leave our hearts and thoughts. Rest in peace Joe. Friends may call from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, April 16, 2005 at BRING’S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway.
Vyvyan Leora Garrett
1916 – 2005
Our beloved mother and grandmother went home to be with her Lord and Savior on April 12, 2005. Vyvyan, was born in Mesa, Arizona to Sigel and Mary Davis on September 11, 1916. She was the product of two pioneer families (Davis and Barkley) who homesteaded and farmed, in the 1890′s, in Mesa near Alma School Road and Southern Avenue. Vyvyan attended Mesa High School, class of 1935, and married her high school sweetheart, W.H. “Pat” Garrett, on August 24th, 1935 with whom she shared five children. The family operated a business – Grand Avenue Market and Business Court – in the 1940′s, located on Grand Avenue in Phoenix. They moved from Phoenix to Tucson in 1952 and into their home in Marana in 1957 – where Pat was District Manager of the Cortaro-Marana Water Users Association. Vyvyan and Pat loved our Lord and were founding members of many churches including; Palmcroft Baptist Church in Phoenix, Palo Verde Baptist Church of Tucson and Valley Baptist Church (now Desert Son Community Church) in Marana – where they were active for nearly 40 years. Vyvyan was an integral part of the church; teaching Sunday School, working with high school youth, Women’s Ministry and lovingly opened her home, on many occasions, to teens that needed a place to stay during a difficult time in their life. Vyvyan and Pat mentored and ministered to youth all their lives and their Christian example had a significant impact on many over the years.
During her years in Marana, Vyvyan was heavily involved in the community; member and president of the Marana PTA, active in the Marana Cotton Blossoms Club and she and Pat served prominently with the Community Health Center and many other civic groups. Vyvyan and Pat were avid supporters of Marana schools where Pat was a multi-term member of the Marana School Board and served as “Incorporator” for the town of Marana in 1977. They were also avid U. of A. Wildcats fans – where, well into her 70′s – even after Pat passed away, Vyvyan could often be seen during televised games, cheering behind the Wildcat bench. Vyvyan was a friend to many – always ready to offer a cup of coffee and a word of encouragement to dozens who stopped by her home on a weekly basis. Vyvyan’s death sees the mantle passed to her family whom she loved so dearly – she will be missed by all. Vyvyan is preceded in death by her husband, Pat. Survived by her sister, Viola Greer and sons, Glenn (Marge), Wayne (Joan), Dwayne (Betty Ann), Jim (Bonita) Garrett and her daughter, Margaret “Maggie” (Jay) Cooper along with 24 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren. A celebration of her life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 16th, 2005 at the Desert Son Community Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Pat and Vyvyan Garrett Youth Scholarship Fund at Desert Son Community Church. Visitation will be held on Friday, April 15th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at South Lawn Mortuary, 5401 South Park in Tucson.
Shew Law (Helen) Lee
Born July 9, 1919 in Southern China. Helen passed away April 12, 2005 in Tucson. Eldest of ten children, she was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Don Lee. Beloved mother of Gloria Teglund, Dan Lee, Jenny (Bruce) Felber and Jim (Diane) Lee; four grandchildren, Elizabeth Wong Peterson, Richard (Cindy) Wong, Patricia (Deric) Wagner and Heather Lee; three great-grandchildren, Lauren, Matthew and Anne-Elyse. Also survived by four siblings. Visitation will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 16, 2005 at SOUTH LAWN MORTUARY. Service to follow at 11:00 a.m.
Carlos Gabriel Leyva
October 8, 1984 to April 11, 2005 Many of us are fortunate to have known someone in our lives that has touched us, and helped us find our direction, making a special mark in our hearts. Carlos, for so many, was and is that person. He will continue to touch each of our lives.
He is survived by his parents, Alejandro and Norma Leyva; brothers, Alejandro and Estevan; grandparents, Juan and Carmen Velasquez, and Alejandro Leyva, Sr.; great grandmother, Isabel S. Rivera; many cousins, tias and tios, and many very dear friends. Carlos is preceded by his grandmother, Berta R. Leyva.
El Velorio will be held in his honor at CARRILLO’S TUCSON MORTUARY on Sunday, April 17, 2005 at 5:00 p.m. the Rosario will follow at 7:00 p.m. His mass will be held at St. Ambrose Catholic Church on Monday, April 18, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. He will be placed to rest at South Lawn Cemetery. We welcome everyone that has been warmed by Carlos’ special touch. “for it is in giving that we receive…” St. Francis of Assisi Arrangements by CARRILLO’S TUCSON MORTUARY.
MCGUIRE, Linda J., 56, died April 12, 2005. Arrangements by BRING’S MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 236 S. Scott.
OYLER, Mildred A., 83, a beauty shop owner, of Tucson, Arizona died April 13, 2005. Mildred was preceded in death by her parents, Marcy Buck Wallis and William Doyle Wallis Sr.; sister, Genevieve Halwes and brother, Darvin William Wallis. Survivors include her daughter, Cheryl Ann Thomas; brother, William D. Wallis, Jr. (Joan); nieces, Dixie Schock (Dean), Jeanice Smith (Mark), Connie Wallis and nephew, Darvin Leon Wallis (Vicki). There will be a visitation Friday 700 – 900 p.m. at EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY with funeral service Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the mortuary.
Raymond W. Schneider
57, died April 12, 2005. Survived by his wife, Janyce C. Schneider; daughter, Kimberly (John) Beekman; son, Christopher; grandchildren, Christina Schneider, Alexander and Tyler Beekman; sisters, Marilee Schneider, Shirlee (Ken) Kopin and Patty Borge; brother, Robert Schneider; cousins, nieces and nephews. Ray had been a resident of Tucson for the past 44 years, a certified perfusionist and respiratory therapist. During Ray’s lifetime he touched so many lives. We will miss you very much. Memorial service will be held 3:00 p.m., Saturday, April 16, 2005 at EAST LAWN PALMS CHAPEL, 5801 E. Grant Rd. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the American Heart Association.
UHLENDORF, Albert Henry, born December 1, 1924 died April 12, 2005. Albert was a WWII veteran serving in Europe, during The Battle of the Bulge, where he was wounded in combat. He was a graduate of Cornell University, NY. He had been a Veterinarian for 30 years and was owner of Amphi Pet Hospital in Tucson. Preceded in death by his son, Joseph. Survived by his loving companion, Geri; sister, Jean (Jim) Enright; very close friends Alfredo and Olga Martinez; nieces, nephews and many good friends. Visitation 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, April 16th, funeral service 5:00 p.m. at SOUTH LAWN MORTUARY. Contributions may be made to Vista Care Hospice, 6420 E. Broadway, Suite B-200, Tucson, AZ 85710. Entrusted to the care of SOUTH LAWN MORTUARY.
GILLESPIE, Richard Alan, 64, died at his home in Severna Park, Maryland, of cancer on September 10, 2004. He was a businessman and community volunteer. Born November 9, 1939, in El Centro, California and reared in Southern California and Tucson, AZ, Mr. Gillespie was affectionately known as “Whale”. He attended Southwestern Academy in San Marino, CA and graduated from Tucson High School. He also attended the University of Arizona and graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law.
Mr. Gillespie was President of Chesapeake Land Title Co. and was an officer and director of the Maryland Mortgage Bankers Association. He was a member of the Board of Governors of the YMCA Central Branch, Treasurer and member of the Board of Directors of Chartwell Country Club, and board member of the former Maryland National Bank.
He also served on the Board of Trustees of Anne Arundel Community College for 18 years as member, vice-chairman, chairman and trustee emeritus.
Among Mr. Gillespie’s interests were golfing, hunting, fishing and sailing.
Surviving are his wife, Ann Meding Gillespie; two sons, Keven Gillespie of Millersville, MD and Scott Gillespie (Amy) of Boca Raton, Florida; two sisters, Kathy Siggers (Greg) of Clovis, CA, Lynda Sterns (Michael) of Descanso, CA; two brothers, Russell Gillespie (Linda) of Tucson, AZ and Douglas Gillespie (Jennine) of Castaic, CA and two grandchildren, Ryan and Emily.
There will be a memorial service in the Rose Garden at Broadway Christian Church, 4741 E. Broadway, on Sunday, April 17, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. Memorial contributions can be made to Anne Arundel Community College, attention Richard A. Gillespie Scholarship Fund, 101 College Parkway, Arnold, MD 21012.
Gabriel Charles Rodriguez January 26, 1962 – April 16, 2004
Gabby, We miss you, We love you, We dream of you, We love you in the heart. “I am the resurrection and the life”, says the Lord. “Whoever believes in me will not die for ever.” (John 11:25)
Memorial Masses, Saturday, April 16, 2005, 8:30 a.m., St. Ambrose Church, 300 S. Tucson Blvd. and 4:30 p.m., Our Lady Queen of All Saints, 2915 E. 36th.
Maria G. Valdez
January 18, 1920 – April 15, 2004
Enrique S. (Henry) Valdez
March 16, 1925 – May 21, 2003
A very loving mom, grandmother, great-grandmother. God called you home so suddenly a year ago, it left us in a state of shock. When you left you took a part of our heart with you. There is not a day that goes by that our thoughts and prayers are not with you. God knows we miss you alot, but we know you are in a better place, much happier doing God’s bidding. We thank the good Lord for the time he allowed you to spend with us. Mom, we know that you and Dad are resting in peace and watching over us. Mom and Dad you both will always remain in our hearts and our memories. We will always love you both very much.
Your loving children, Elisa (Archie), Rudy (Vangie), Enedina (Ricky), Lilly, Adel (Raymond), Lorina; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, Garcia, Valdez family and friends
A memorial Mass will be held for Mom and Dad at 6:00 p.m., Friday, April 15, 2005 at Santa Cruz Church with Father Gilbert officiating.