Leo M. Amado
Forever in Our Hearts Our
beloved husband and father, Leo M. Amado was born November 6, 1917, in Tucson, Az., and passed away at the age of 87, on April 3, 2005 in Colorado Springs, Co. Leo is survived by his wife, Elisa R. Amado and daughters, Sylvia Amado, Sandra Wiley, Patricia Bragg, Debra MacLean, and Lisa Amado all from Colorado. Tina Moore from California and son, Manuel Amado from Tucson Az.; ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Consuelo Quiroz, Margaret Harling; brothers, Pete and Carlos Amado. A memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Ambros Catholic Church, 300 S. Tucson Blvd., Tucson, Az. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer Association.
Sadly passed away on March 15, 2005. Born in NYC, the first child of Jennie Strauss Bush and A. Lincoln Bush, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred John Booth; and her sister, Dorothy Wertheimer.
A passionate opera lover she decided, upon moving to Tucson in 1956, to devote herself to increasing the love of opera and its production in this region. By 1957 she had founded the Opera Guild of Southern Arizona under the auspices of the Metropolitan Opera. Widely regarded as the mother of opera in Arizona, Ruth was actively involved in not only the Opera Guild, but also the music fraternity Sigma Alpha Iota, the National Metropolitan Opera Auditions, the UA School of Music’s Opera Theater and the Arizona Opera. In return, she enjoyed many honors and tributes over the years.
Her legacy is our flourishing opera, its growing audiences and the successes of its students and performers. Much of this is due both to her indefatigable spirit and to the efforts of friends, musicians, teachers, and music enthusiasts who sustained the early Opera Guild. Ruth’s joyous life in Tucson will live on and reverberate in the musical life of Arizona for years to come.
Ruth’s remaining family, her nephew, Albert L. Wertheimer; her niece, Jean Stern and her niece’s husband, Jacob Stern; as well as her grandnieces, nephews and their families, thank the nurses and dedicated aides who provided safety and comfort to Ruth during her final years. They request that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the University of Arizona FoundationOpera Education, co Rex Woods, Director, School of Music, PO Box 210004, Tucson, 85721.
All are welcome to attend a service celebrating the life of Ruth Booth at 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 11th at St. Philip’s In The Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.
CROOK, Patricia Michele, 33, a lifelong resident of Tucson, Arizona. Born August 12, 1971 – Died April 3, 2005. Survived by mother, Linda S. Steen; sister, Tisha (Lewis) Saltzman; niece, Katie Saltzman; nephew, Kyle Saltzman; uncle, Kenneth (Linda) Steen; many friends including Beth, Jen and Leila and her best friend and companion, C.J. A Memorial Celebration, led by Allan D. Bogutz, will be held 4:00 p.m. Saturday, April 9, 2005 at the Hilton El Conquistador Resort, 10,000 N. Oracle Rd., Oro Valley, AZ. Private interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tucson Center for Women and Children, 4101 E. 22nd St., Tucson, 85711. Arrangements by BRING’S MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 236 S. Scott.
CROSBY, Mary Ellen Whitaker, 83, died March 12, 2005 at Tucson Medical Center Hospice. She was a native of Fayetteville, TN. She and John Crosby were married in 1951. The couple shared interests in crafts and home decorating, and lived in Charlotte, NC, and Spokane, WA, before settling in Tucson more than 40 years ago. John died in 1988. Mary Ellen worked as a legal secretary in Tennessee and as secretary and administrative assistant at several newspapers. She will be remembered for her quick wit, independent spirit, and unique artistic ability. A celebration of her life will be observed at 3:00 p.m. on April 9 at Casa Adobes Congregational Church, 6801 N. Oracle Rd., where she was a member. Donations in her memory may be made to the Parish Nurse program at the church. She is survived by a cousin, Carolyn Whitaker Crowley of Fort Worth, TX; sisters-in-law, Mary Jane McConnell of Tucson and Kate Wilcock of Sewickley, PA; nieces, nephews; cousins; and many friends including special friend, Roger Sanchez of Tucson.
EDWARDS, John William, 89, died April 5, 2005. Survived by his children, Jeffrey (Dolores), Jerry, John (Diane) and James (Terry) Edwards and Joan (Paul) Meola; brother, Percy (Hilde) Edwards; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private family funeral services and burial were held at EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY and CEMETERY, 5801 E. Grant Rd., Tucson, Arizona.
GILMAN, Ann G., 97, of Tucson, died Monday, April 4, 2005. Preceded in death by her husband, Jack Gilman. Survived by daughters, Jane (Rabbi Lee) Kivel and Patricia (Elliott “Al” deceased) Ballard, both of Tucson; brother, Oscar Gilbert of Maryland; grandchildren, Harvey Kivel of Tucson, Ron Kivel of N.Y., Peter Koenig of Tucson and Elizabeth (Dr. James) Megna of N.Y. Also survived by three great grandchildren. Mrs. Gilman was a lifetime member of Hadassah and Congregation Anshei Israel. She was employe for many years as a fashion consultant for designer clothing with Lord and Taylor’s in N.Y.C. A chapel service will be held Thursday, April 7, 2005, 10:00 a.m. at EVERGREEN MORTUARY, N. Oracle & W. Miracle Mile with Rabbi Robert Eisen, Rabbi Arthur Oleisky, Rabbi Israel Becker and Cantor Ivor Lichterman officiating. Interment will follow in the Congregation Anshei Israel section of Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Congregation Anshei Israel Library Fund, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Donald Patrick Houlton
1944 – 2005
Don passed away April 3, 2005 unexpectedly. He worked for the Tucson Newspapers for 23 years. Don was preceded in death by his father, Jim; mother, Evelyn; sister, Kay Gleason and brother, Bob. He leaves behind his brothers, Jim Jr. and Dennis; sisters, Mary Lou Karnes, Jeanette Myrick, Theresa Marcoot; all of his nieces and nephews which he dearly loved, and his many good friends. Don was a wonderful man who could always bring a smile and a good laugh to those who knew him. He was very much loved by his family and good friends. He will be greatly missed. Services will be held 9:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 601 E. Ft. Lowell Friday, April 8, 2005. Burial of cremains will take place at Arlington National Cemetery in Riverside, CA at a later date.
85, died April 1, 2005. Jayne lived a remarkable life, traveling the world, and finally settling into Tucson where she built a life filled with family and a family of friends. Jayne was born in Evanston, Illinois to John and Betty Tuttle on March 9, 1920. She had one beloved brother, Jack. After receiving a degree in Fine Art, she served with the Red Cross in Europe during WWII. There, she met and married the love of her life, Bill Hunter, in 1958. They lived happily in Trinidad and in Germany and traveled the world. They made Tucson their final home in 1967. Bill died in 1976. Jayne flew and raced airplanes with The ’99s Flying Club, loved bridge, golf, Yorkshire terriers – and especially her friends and family. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Jan Tuttle; her nieces Cindy and Tamara; and her nephew, John Tuttle. Memorial service 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 8, 2005 at BRING’S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway, with Pastor Glen Foster officiating. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions, in memory of Jayne Hunter, to the Humane Society of Southern AZ, 3450 N. Kelvin Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85716
Gerald W. Irvin
Born October 22, 1911, died April 3, 2005. Jerry was well known throughout Arizona, as a consultant of mining firms, as a small mine operator in his own right, and as a knowledgeable, helpful state employee. He had held the position with the Department of Mineral Resources since 1965, aiding a host of prospectors, miners and mining firms. His efforts have helped prospectors find buyers for their properties; miners find a market for their ores. A Native of Nebraska, Jerry began his professional education at New Mexico School of Mines. He received a BS in General Science in 1938, followed by a BS in Mining Engineering in 1939. He was awarded a MS in Mining Engineering by the University of Arizona in 1968. He worked underground as a miner in Butte, Montana, Chloride, Arizona and at Emigrant Gap in California. He was a mine engineer at Yucca, Arizona, underground supervisor for Magma at Superior, Arizona, a field engineer for a construction firm at the Navajo Munitions Depot in Arizona and worked on the Pan American Highway in Central America. He was employed as a Geologist at a Arizona mercury mine. He was an engineer at United Verde in Jerome; was a leasor-operator of the Elma Mine at Dos Cabezas, Arizona, served as mine foreman in Nicaragua and Honduras, Central America and as mine engineer and geologist at the San Xavier Mine in Pima County. Jerry was manager for Sunrise Mining Company at The Glove and the Paymaster Mines, then worked as a consulting engineer prior to joining the Department of Mineral Resources in 1965 up until 1981. Jerry was well known to more persons involved in mining in and about Arizona than any other individual. His knowledge of Arizona mines and miners made him an extremely valuable employee. Preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy and brothers, Robert and Raymond Irvin. Survived by his wife, Frances; son, Don (Marty); brother, Roy Irvin; brother-in-law Lyman Dyson; grandchildren, Michelle and Evan and great granddaughter, Analisa. Visitation 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, April 8, 2005 at SOUTH LAWN MORTUARY, service SATURDAY, APRIL 9, AT 2:00 P.M., entombment to follow at South Lawn Cemetery.
of Tucson, born January 10, 1961 was tragically taken from us to be with the Lord on April 2, 2005. Alan graduated from Flowing Wells High School in 1979. He was an active member of AA and NA. He is survived by his mother, Betty Jordan; uncle, Clyde Taylor; aunts, Mable Jones, Erma Shinn; cousins, Greg and Tim Jones and Cathy Taylor Roach, and many dear friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Mel Jordan in 2004. Memorial service will be held at West Ajo Baptist Church, 5757 W. Ajo on Saturday, April 9, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. Arrangements by DESERT ROSE CREMATION & BURIAL, Tucson, AZ.
19, of Tucson, died Monday April 4, 2005. Beloved son of Jorge and Teresa Luna of Tucson; cherished grandson of Lenor T. Griffith of Tucson and Agustina Villar of Mexico; dear brother of Ethel S. Castillo of Tucson and beloved nephew of Richard D. (Teresa) Griffith of AL. Tomas was a senior at Accelerated High School and was scheduled to graduate this semester. A funeral mass will be offered Saturday, April 9, 2005 9:00 a.m. at St. Josephs Catholic Church, 215 S. Craycroft Rd. Visitation Thursday 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Friday 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Rosary will be recited on Friday at 7:00 p.m. at EVERGREEN MORTUARY, N. Oracle Rd. & W. Miracle Mile. Interment Evergreen Cemetery.
Teddy L. Maciaszek
92, decorated Army Veteran, beloved husband of the late Stella, uncle to Renetta (Lee) Larson, Charles (Valerie) Stehney, John (Jacklyn) Krol, Timothy Krol and Mary Ann (Lou) Carter; loving brother to Gertrude Krol. Visitation will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 9, 2005 at St. Cyril’s Catholic Church, 4725 E. Pima St. The Funeral Mass will follow at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be at East Lawn Palms Cemetery. Teddy was a member of the KofC, the VFW and the St. Cyril’s Senior Citizen Group. Arrangements by EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY, 5801 E. Grant Rd., Tucson, Arizona.
MEYER, Henry, 96, died April 4, 2005. Arrangements by BRING’S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway.
PECK, Ethylene M., 93, of Tucson, died April 3, 2005. Mrs. Peck was a resident of Tucson since 1946. She is survived by children, Ronald, Ruth (Jerry) Mitchem, William (Pat), Daniel (Julie), Joseph (Joanne), Thomas (Dennise), Alice (Michael) Fuller, John (Susan), David (Kathy); 33 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, George and sons, Ralph (Peggy) and Robert Herman (Rita). Funeral services will be held at ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Avalon Chapel, 8090 N. Northern Ave., Saturday, April 9, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Leonard Karlberg officiating. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the building fund at Canyon del Oro Baptist Church, 9200 N. Oracle Rd., Tucson, AZ, 85737.
Casey Holland Underwood
We lost our son, brother, husband and friend, on Monday, April 4, 2005, as the aftermath of a tragic accident. Casey was born in Tucson on May 30, 1976, in his parents’ home. He attended Cross Middle School and CDO High School, graduating in 1995. Casey was a spirited and athletic young man with many close friends. He worked in his father’s business, AAA Landscape. In 2001, he married Erica Porter, and they were the proud parents of Sky Blu and Porter Stephen Underwood, ages 3 years and 18 months, respectively. Casey is survived by his mother, Carolyn Janie Bickford; his father, Richard K. Underwood; stepmother, Esther Underwood; sister, Poppy Underwood Hanna; brother-in-law, Lee Hanna and beloved niece, Dixielyn Preslee Hanna. Casey is also survived by three cherished younger brothers, Zaid and Tait Schireman, and Amos Underwood. He also left behind both his grandmothers, “Sunshine” Underwood Spivey and Phyllis Bickford. Casey was loved by many aunts and uncles and a large extended family.
Casey was an organ donor and it is a comfort to his family to know that through our loss, other lives could be saved.
Services will be held at St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave, on Saturday, April 9, 2005, at 11:00 a.m. An informal celebration of Casey’s life, with food and videos, will follow. In lieu of flowers please donate in Casey’s name to Hedrick house, 1632 East Hedrick Dr, Tucson, AZ 85719 or call 520-795-3334. Arrangements by ADAIR AVALON FUNERAL HOME. Casey, you will live in our hearts forever.
WAGNER, Ida Naomi, 93, years old passed away April 3, 2005 in Tucson, AZ. Mrs. Wagner was a resident of Arizona for 92 years. Survived by daughter, Jo Ann Wilhite (Keith) of San Diego, CA; son, Ken Wagner (Suzanne) of Scottsdale, AZ; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Minnie Williams of Tucson. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 9, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at SOUTH LAWN MORTUARY, 5401 S. Park Ave. with burial to follow at South Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. till service time. Reverend Robin Hoover of First Christian Church officiating. Family suggest memorials may be made to Odyssey Hospice, 1730 E. River Rd., Suite 107, Tucson, AZ 85718.
WALSH, Camille J., 77, of Tucson. Passed away April 6, 2005. She is survived by sons, John R. Walsh and Mike Walsh; daughters, Dianna Selep and Ann Walsh-Sullivan; seven grandchildren; brother, Chester Netwig; sister, Dorothy (Mickey) Gerencser. She worked at Hughes Aircraft Co. for many years as a mail clerk. She was a volunteer with the Arizona Opera Co. as a dresser and usher. She was a member of a number of organizations a few are Sierra Club, American Wildlife Assoc. and Red Cloud School. Memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, April 8, 2005 at HUDGEL’S SWAN FUNERAL HOME, 22nd & Swan. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations be made to the Red Cloud School.
WELCH, David F., 86, died April 5, 2005. Funeral service 4:00 p.m. Friday, April 8, 2005 at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 3738 N. Old Sabino Canyon Rd. Arrangements by BRING’S BOADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway.
Virginia (Jinks) Sellers Wilbur
of St Pete Beach, Fla formerly of Tucson passed into God’s hands April 2, 2005 at her home. Born November 18, 1923 in Flint, Michigan she was a Loving Wife and Mother. She was our family true inspiration in life and enjoyed traveling the world with her family. She lived life to the fullest till the day she died. She lived in Madisonville, KY for 32 years until retiring to Tucson for 22 years. She was preceded in death by Husband of 56 years, Jerry F. Wilbur, Jr. and her son Jerry F. Wilbur III. Survivors include Daughters, Carol Boone Barnes and Husband Lee, Marian Jane Woodruff and husband Larry, Nell Ann Youhn and husband Larry, Carol Wilbur, Daughter in-law. She had nine beloved grandchildren Tosha Wilbur, Elizabeth Prim and Husband Trent, Nathan Woodruff and wife Kelly, Barbara Barnes, Clayton Woodruff, Harrison Arnold and Michelle, Jerry F. Wilbur IV, Daniel Arnold, Carolyn Wilbur. She had one Great-Grandchild, Harrison Jay Arnold. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday April 9, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Albans Episcopal Church, St. Pete Beach. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to your favorite charity.
WYATT, Robert B., 69, of Tucson, died April 2, 2005. Father of Danny, Robert and Gloria Wyatt, Sylvia Esquivel, James Meza, David Colores, Bonnie, Anna Marie and Tommy Smith; 14 grandchildren. Brother of Mary B. Fimbres. Scripture service at ABBEY FUNERAL CHAPEL, Friday, April 8, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. Friends may call at ABBEY FUNERAL CHAPEL, 3435 N. 1st Ave., Tucson, Arizona Friday, April 8, 2005 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. (888-1111).