AUSTIN, John, born November 28, 1910 in Yancy, Arkansas and went to be with the Lord, Monday, December 7, 1998. John is survived by his wife, Cora, after 66 years of marriage; sons, Roy, Cornell (Evelyn), Johnny, Willie (Jeanette), and adopted sons, Rev. Lenton Howard, Edward Minter; daughters, Fern, Jewell, Alice (Henry) and Ruby; 22 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; brother, Garner. John was a long time member of Sahuarita C.O.G.I.C. John was also a founder and head deacon of the church. Funeral Services, 11:00 a.m.Saturday, December 12, 1998 at the South Park C.O.G.I.C., 2419 S. Park Avenue with Rev. Lacey Colter officiating. Burial will follow at South Lawn Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends Friday, December 11 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at South Lawn Mortuary, 5401 S. Park Avenue. Arrangements by SOUTH LAWN MORTUARY.
Chelsea Davidson Bouchee
A radiant presence in the lives of all who knew her, died December 7, 1998, at age 16 in a fatal car accident. A native of Tucson, she was born April 6, 1982. She attended St. Michael’s Day School from which she graduated at the completion of her eighth grade year. She then enrolled at Salpointe Catholic High School where she was currently in her junior year and consistently a high-honors student. She also contributed considerable time to community service as a volunteer worker, first, at the Ronald McDonald House and then with Kid Line, the crisis hotline for teenagers. Her greatest hobby and passion was dancing. Particularly accomplished in the area of ballet, she danced numerous years in Tucson Regional Ballet Company’s Christmas performance of the Southwest Nutcracker Ballet. This year she had been offered a place in the Senior Company. Due to the extensively increased demand this would have placed on her time, she opted to pursue continued excellence as a student and, therefore, declined. Chelsea is survived by her parents, Janice and Paul Bouchee; four siblings, R. Coleman Walker IV, Heather Walker Lewis, Alexandra Kate Bouchee, Justin Cody Bouchee; a sister-in-law, Susan Walker; a brother-in-law, Dr. Jeffrey P. Lewis; a nephew, Todd Holden Lewis; an aunt, Gail Bouchee; and a host of devoted relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Salpointe Catholic High School Scholarship Fund, the Tucson Regional Ballet Scholarship Fund, or St. Michael’s Scholarship Fund in the name of Chelsea Davidson Bouchee. A memorial service, open to all, will be held at St.Michael’s Episcopal Church, 602 N. Wilmot Road at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 11.
BUSHNELL (Beauneir), Polly Stone, beloved wife, mother and grandmother passed away on December 8, 1998 after a brief illness. She is survived by her loving husband, Howard P. Bushnell; daughters, Polly Rod of Tucson and Barbra Stone of Florida; stepsons, Richard and Kirk Bushnell of Canada; grandchildren, Christopher Rod, Jennifer Sandberg, Charlotte Chiapparelli, Geoff Rod, Jonathon Gayer, Susanne Beauneir, Kristi Gayer and Allison Beauneir. Polly is also survived by six great-grandchildren and nephew, Ralph Stone. She was preceded in death by her son, Elbert Beauneir, Jr. and her brothers, Koerner and Archie Stone. Polly moved to Tucson in 1968 from St. Paul, Minnesota and was a member of Northminster Presbyterian Church. A Memorial Service will be held at WOLFREY PEACE CHAPEL, 5225 E. Speedway Blvd., on December 14, 1998 at 2:00 p.m.
CANFIELD, Beverly M., 72, of Tucson, passed away December 8, 1998. Survivors include her husband, Richard; children, Susan, Richard Jr., Marsha, Patricia; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and her brother, Richard Marsch. Memorial Service will be held at Catalina United Methodist Church, Saturday, December 12, 1998 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Arrangements by Arizona Mortuary, an Aftercare Provider.
CHAPMAN, Bertram N., born December 29, 1911, passed away December 6, 1998. Born in Cranston, R.I., son of William W.Chapman and Edith P. Crowell. Attended Broad Street Grammar School, Providence, Technical High School. Member 122ndCavalry R.I.N.G. and 103rd Field Artillery R.I.N.G. Also 13th U.S. Infantry, and was a veteran of World War II. Married in Oaklawn Community Baptist Church, Cranston, to the late Ruth Baker Chapman also of Cranston and was a member there from 1940 to 1952. He was Assistant District Commissioner of Boy Scouts in Cranston and Cubmaster of Oaklawn Pack #1, a member of Post 0102 American Legion, a member of Warwick Lodge #16 A.F. & A.M., Past Patron of Ruth Chapter #5 O.E.S., Deputy Tax Assessor for the City of Cranston from 1948 to 1952 when he moved to Tucson, Az. He worked for Hughes Aircraft Co. of Tucson until he retired in 1971. He was a member of Adobe Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Tucson and Altan Kol Grotto. A licensed minister of Metropolitan Baptist Church, he did missionary work in Southern Arizona and Mexico and with the Navaho in Window Rock, Az. for about seven years. After the death of his beloved wife, Ruth he moved back to Cranston in 1987 and later married Pearl E. Howe, a life-long friend. He is survived by a son and two daughters: Walter W. Chapman of Longwood, FL., Lynda R. Thompson of Prescott, AZ., Phyllis Young of Hereford, AZ., six grandchildren, and one great grandson. He was the brother of William W. Chapman, Jr., Beatrice C. Johnson and Dorothy E. Seddon, all of Warwick, R.I. Graveside Service, Friday, December 11, 1998, 1:00 p.m. at South Lawn Cemetery, Rev. Keith Fredrickson officiating.
DAVIES, Mildred R. On December 7, 1998, Mildred R. Davies, 85, passed peacefully into the Lord’s care after a lengthy decline.She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Thomas, on May 8, 1998. They had been married 63 years and were the parents of Robert (Elizabeth); grandparents of Gretchen Bailey and R. Blaze Davies; great-grandparents of Adriana and Ted Bailey, and Kyle and Rowan Davies. Mrs. Davies was a creative and talented woman whose needlework was unsurpassed, and whose gentle ways and caring heart will be missed. A Memorial Service for both Mr.and Mrs. Davies is planned for Sunday, December 27th at 2:30 p.m. at El Camino Baptist Church, 7777 E. Speedway, Tucson, with a reception to follow. The family requests that remembrances be donated in the names of Thomas and Mildred Davies, either to the El Camino Baptist Church, Music Organ Fund or to Dignita Hospice Group, Tucson.
EARL, Howard D., age 87, died December 6, 1998. Mr. Earl worked for New York Life Ins. Co. for 52 years. He was a veteran of WWII serving with Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron of the Army Air Corps. Howard had a wonderful sense of humor, was an avid golfer who was a member of Rolling Hills Golf Club. He is survived by his wife, Mary; son, Jonathan Earl; daughter, Andra Ketham; grandchildren, James Patrick and Matthew Ryan Ketcham. At his request no services will be held. Inurnment will take place in Illinois at a later date. Family suggests memorial contributions to the American Heart Association, 5325 E. Pima, Tucson, AZ 85712 or your favorite charity. Arrangements were handled by the family owned ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Dodge Chapel.
FLAHARTY, Jack A., of Tucson died December 9, 1998. Survived by wife Jean, children; Lauren (Herbert) Reines of MD, Jan (Charlotte) Flaharty of WY; five grandchildren; Craig, David, Jacob, Scotty, Joshua; great grandson, Harrison. The family will receive friends at the family home, 5307 N. Entrada De Sabino on Friday. Memorial contributions may be made to either TMC Hospice or American Heart Assoc. Services by VALLEY FUNERAL HOME, 2545N. Tucson Blvd., (327-6341).
JERICHO, D. Freda, age 71, of Tucson, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, December 8, 1998. She is survived by her sons, John (Leah), Kenny (Valerie) and Frank; grandchildren, Kenny, Joshua, Vicky, Billie Joe, Rebekkah and Alina. A Memorial Mass will be held today at St. Monica Catholic Church, 212 W. Medina Rd. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Casa de Los Ninos, 1101 N. 4th Ave., Tucson, AZ 85705. Arrangements by SOUTH LAWN MORTUARY, an Aftercare Provider.
Gloria Mary Kowren
78, died December 5, 1998. Mother of Richard (Karalea) Kowren, Michael (Shirley) Kowren, Tana Balagna, Debra Kowren, and Pamela Kowren; sister of Alexandra Hammonds; sister-in-law of Jean Gaxiola; 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews also survive.Preceded in death by her parents, Juan and Bernardina Gaxiola, husband Charles W. Kowren; two brothers, Gilbert and Gus Gaxiola and a brother-in-law, Lee Hammonds. Rosary will be recited 7:00 p.m. Friday, December 11th at BRING’S BROADWAY CHAPEL. Mass will be offered 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 12th at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 215 S. Craycroft. Burial will be in Holy Hope Cemetery. Friends may call from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, December 11th at BRING’SBROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway.
LEWIS, Robert F.”Bob” passed into the light December 7, 1998 in Sequim, Wa. to join his wife and life partner Betty Jessel Lewis. Decades ahead of their time, Bob and Betty were prominent Radio talk show hosts on KOLD and KTUC in the 60′s and 70′s followed by a nationally syndicated show. Bob is survived by sons, Peter and Ruddy Lewis of Seattle; and daughter Lauri Privett and Diane Maxwell; and numerous grand and great-grandchildren. Memorial celebration Sunday, December 13, 10:00 a.m. at the home of Lauri and Tom Privett, 9601E. Rand Place. Remembrances to TUSD Clothing Bank, 480 S. Campbell or Wholistic Church of Truth, 1125 E. Ina
MARTINEZ, Michael Anthony, 28, died December 5, 1998 in Phoenix, Arizona. Husband of Carmen Martinez; father of Michael and Christina Martinez; son of Nellie G. and Jesus R. Martinez; brother of Stephanie Garcia and Francisco Rendon. Numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles also survive. Rosary will be recited 7:00 p.m. Thursday, December 10, 1998 at the family residence. Mass will be offered 9:00 a.m. Friday, December 11th at Santa Rosa Mission, 2015 N. Calle Central. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. Thursday, December 10, 1998 until service time at 826 W. Retama. Arrangements by BRING’S MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 236 S. Scott.
ROSE, Richard Lewis, 54, died December 8, 1998. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Rita Rose; his sister, Bette Rose Immel and her daughter, Nicole and her son, Morgan and her husband, Bernd. He is also survived by his aunt, Muriel and uncle, Stan Hecht and family. Dick was a professor at Parks College in Tucson, University of Phoenix, Pima Community College, Embery Riddle University and Parks College on Line. He was a very talented and knowledgeable educator who took great pride in his students and loved to teach and share his knowledge and experiences. Memorial Service 4:00 p.m. Friday, December 11th at BRING’S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway.
RUBY, Frances Helen, ”Touched By an Angel”, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend, passed away peacefully ten days after celebrating her 90th birthday with loving family on December 5, 1998. Frances was born on November 24, 1908 in Chicago, IL. to Frank and Frances Corda. Predeceased by loving husband of 65 years, Harry Ruby, along with five brothers and four sisters. She is survived by daughters, Elaine Tonski, Carole (Mitchell) Zaleski; son, Harry Neil Ruby; devoted grandchildren, Donna (Robert) Carberry, Vicki Tonski (Steve Shuttleworth), Michael Tonski, Richard Tonski, Paula Zaleski, David (Danielle) Zaleski, Janice (Chris) Frauenfeld, Joel Zaleski, Dawn, Diane, Anthony, and Timothy Ruby; great-grandchildren, Deanna, Lucas, Katherine, Stacy, Steven, Kylee, and Matthew. She treasured the memories of all her dear friends at Comanche Wells. Memorial Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Church, Monday, December 14, 1998 at 9:00 a.m. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Elizabeth of Hungary of Carondelet Hospice. Arrangements by ARIZONA MORTUARY, an Aftercare provider.
RUTKOWSKI, (Root), June Marie, 82, of Tucson, passed away Monday, December 7, 1998. She was preceded in death by her children, Donald, Barbara, Edward and Michael. June is survived by her husband, Sylvester of 62 years; sons, Sylvester (Gertrude) Rutkowski, Jr. of Tucson and Philip (Barbara) Rutkowski of Seattle, WA; daughter, Sylvia (Robert) White of Tucson; brothers, Dirl of Toledo, Ohio and Ellis of Florida; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. She was a long time member of the F.O.E. Lodge #180 and a member of the VFW Post #4903. Funeral Services, 11:00 a.m.Saturday, December 12, 1998 at South Lawn Mortuary Chapel, 5401 S. Park Ave., with burial to follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends, Friday, December 11 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at South Lawn Mortuary, with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. Arrangements by SOUTH LAWN MORTUARY.
SPORLEDER, Donna Jean, 67, of Tucson, passed away on December 8, 1998. She was born on February 6, 1931 in Antigo, WI. She was a loving mother, sister and friend.May she now find peace in the arms of the Angels. She was recently preceded in death by her son, Kim Michael of Tucson. She is survived by daughter, Shari; daughter-in-law, Kathy of Tucson; sons, Robert (Sherry), Floyd (Debbie) of WI; sisters, Florance (Roland) Klitzka of Tucson, Fern (Harry) Flack, Fay Dufresne of WI; brothers, Phillip Goeman of WI, Lynn (Opal) Goeman of AR; and grandchildren, Matthew and Adam of Tucson, Lisa, Jason, Paul, Mindy and Samantha of WI. Memorial Service Friday, 3:00 p.m. EVERGREEN MORTUARY & CEMETERY, N. Oracle & W. Miracle Mile.