BAILEY, Matthew B., 39, died May 15, 2001. Arrangements by BRING’S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway.
BUSANE, Stephen L., 22, of Tucson, passed away peacefully, after a brief battle with cancer, at Tucson Medical Center on Tuesday, May 22, 2001 at 8:25 p.m., surrounded by his family and friends. He was born on October 4, 1978 in Tucson and was a member of the University of Arizona’s Class of 2002, where he was studying for his Bachelor’s degree in accounting. Steve had been employed throughout his college career and was currently a member of management team at Creative Communications, Inc., a Salt Lake City based global telecommun- ication provider. He began his career with CCI in 1996 and was, at the time of his death, CCI’s Director of Operations for their International Customer Service Center located in Tucson. Although young in years Mr. Busane had already distinguished himself in the area of corporate finance and was also an officer and on the board of several other telecommun- ications companies. Steve is survived by his mother, Rosa Busane Salazar; his father, Javier Salazar; his sister, Jacqueline; and his two brothers, Gabriel and John, all of the home. Visitation will be held on May 25, 2001 at CARRILLO’S TUCSON MORTUARY, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. with the Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Arrangements by CARRILLO’S TUCSON MORTUARY.
FISHER, Dr. Bernard, 83, of Tucson, died May 21, 2001. Survived by wife, Lillian; son, Michael (Meryle) Fisher of FL; daughters, Marjorie (George) Cunningham of Tucson; Anne (Robert) Segal of NM; sister, Eleanor Lappitt of Tucson; eight grandchildren. Dr. Fisher was a US Army WWII veteran and served in the US Air Force during Vietnam. He was an avid hiker, back- packer, tennis player and practiced dentistry for 40 years. He was a member of Congregation Anshei Israel. Chapel service, Thursday, May 24, 2001, 11:00 a.m., at EVERGREEN MORTUARY, with Rabbi Arthur R. Oleisky officiating. Interment to follow in the Congregation Anshei Israel Section of Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the University of Arizona Foundation, 1111 N. Cherry, Tucson, 85719 or Congregation Anshei Israel, 5550 E. 5th St., Tucson, 85711. Arrangements by EVERGREEN MORTUARY & CEME- TERY, N. Oracle & W. Miracle Mile.
FREEMAN, Josephine, age 74, formerly of Tucson, Arizona passed away on May 19, 2001 in Chesapeake, Virginia. Mrs. Freeman was an active member of Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Tucson, Arizona. Graveside Services will be held on Friday, May 25, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at Evergreen Cemetery, 3015 N. Oracle Rd., with Rev. Vernon Howard of Mountain Top Ministries officiating. Arrangements by ADAIR FUNERAL HOME, Dodge Chapel, 1050 N. Dodge Blvd. (at Speedway).
Virginia M. Holter
passed away on March 22, 2001. Born in 1914, she was baptized, confirmed and married in the Congregationalist Church of Chicago, later attending Lutheran Churches of Elmhurst, IL and Tucson. After attending Carl Schurz High School with her lifelong friend, Adele, Virginia went on to Wright Junior College.
She married Albert Holter in 1934 who preceded her in death in 1983. Her son, Brian, also passed away this year. Virginia is survived by her daughters, Karen Harter and Gail Stern; grand- children, Kiersten and Chris Harter, Danielle, Mery and Lance Stern, Alma Meyer, Janice Stone, Laurie Shorey, Brian Holter Jr. and Karen Guidon; 11 great-grandchildren; and one greatgreat-grandchild.
Virginia and Albert raised their children in Elmhurst, IL, where they helped to found the Elmhurst Youth Center. Following her graduation cum laude from Elmhurst College at the age of 52, Virginia taught middle school for 23 years. Retirement allowed her to pursue her talents in poetry writing, painting, and gardening while enjoying dear Illinois friends and neighbors of 60 years. In 1998 she moved permanently to Tucson, Arizona, where she had spent winters since the 70s, to enjoy family and new friends. Her family wishes to express appreciation to dedicated caregivers and friends. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to the Parkinsons Association at 2501 E. Elm Street, Tucson, AZ 85716 or Casa de Luz Hospice at 6812 N. Oracle Road, Suite 144, Tucson, AZ 85704. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 26, 2001 at EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY CHAPEL, 5801 E. Grant Rd. Interment will follow at East Lawn Palms Cemetery.
Louise B. Ortega
59, of Tucson, passed away on May 20, 2001. She was born on August 8, 1941 in Las Animas, CO. She is survived by her loving husband, John Ortega; three sons, John, Ted and Greg Ortega; one daughter, Stella; one daughter-in-law, Neva Ortega; five grandchildren, Lisa Medina, Gail Ingram, Lena Medina, Roberta Villasenor, Brandy Ortega; three sisters, Linda (Manuel) Trujillo, Gloria (Joe) Palamino from Colorado, Mary Gonzales from New Mexico; one brother, Richard (Josie) Medina from Colorado; and fifteen great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her best friend, Tiny. Louise was a member of the local D.A.V. Auxiliary. A visitation will be held on Friday, May 25, 2001 at Victory Assembly Church, 2561 W. Ruthrauff at 8:00 a.m. Funeral services will be held at 9:00 a.m. Victory Assembly Church. Interment to follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Arrangements by EVERGREEN MORTUARY & CEMETERY, N. Oracle & W. Miracle Mile.
John August Requarth
USAF, Lt. Col., Retired
79, passed away May 22, 2001 at the VA Hospital. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Jacqueline; children, James Frederick, Dr. Jay Anthony (Abby), Jill Adrienne (Major Harry Ronsman, USAF) Ronsman; Jacquelyn Amy (Kevin) Hammel; grandsons, Chase and Dean Ronsman, Mark and Ben Hammel, and Alex and John Collin Requarth. Col. Requarth was the only child of John Frederick and Otillie Stanze Requarth. He was a graduate of Christian Brothers Military Academy. He also graduated from Missouri School of Mines at Rolla. He reported for duty at Davis-Monthan A.F.B. in February 1948 in the 656th Bomb Sqdn.-43rd Bomb Wing. A reception is planned at ADAIR FUNERAL HOME, Dodge and Speedway, Friday, May 25, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be 9:00 a.m., Saturday, May 26 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 5150 N. Valley View Road, with Military Honors following in the church courtyard. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
ROMERO, Eddie C., 63, of Tucson, Arizona, passed away May 22, 2001. Survived by wife, Mary C. Romero; sons, Eddie Jr., Ronnie, Fernando and Ricky Romero; sisters, Carmen Pecina and Patsy; brothers, Vicente and Art Romero; also survived by seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Visitation will be held on Friday, May 25, 2001 from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Assemblea Apostolica De La En Cristo Jesus, 4216 S. 12th Ave. with a service at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 26, 2001. Interment to follow at South Lawn Cemetery. Arrangements by CARRILLO’S TUCSON MORTUARY.
SLIPP, Robert M., age 77, died May 22, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Lydia Slipp; son, Walter Slipp; and grandchildren, Robert and Daniel Slipp. A graveside service will be held 1:00 p.m., Friday, May 25, 2001 at East Lawn Palms Cemetery, 5801 E. Grant Rd. Arrangements entrusted to HEATHER MORTUARY.
John Clayton Vallentine
(USAF, Major, Retired)
84, a Tucson humanitarian, educator, CPA and Financial Advisor, passed away May 22, 2001. A Memorial Service will be held 4:00 p.m., Saturday, May 26 at St. Philips in the Hills Episcopal Church, River and Campbell. He moved to Tucson in 1945 after serving as a Major in the U.S. Air Force. Being an alumni of the University of Arizona, he earned a Master’s Degree in Business and Finance. He was instrumental in the recent improvement of El Con Mall Shopping Center. John always made time to give compassion and care to others, a true lover of life and people. He made innumerable contributions as a humanitarian and served as a 32nd Degree Mason, member of Sabbar Temple, a promoter and financial supporter of the Tucson Children’s Burn Unit in Tucson, Grand Lodge A:F&A:M of Nebraska. John held the commission of Colonel on the staff of the Governor of Kentucky in the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. He was a Life Member of the Chadron State College Alumni Association, Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, S., J., USA; Lifetime Member and donor to the University of Arizona Alumni Association, and Life Member of the Retired Officers Association, USAF. He is survived by daughters, Roxann Vallentine and Flame Vallentine of Tucson; and son, John C. Vallentine II of Prescott; two grandchildren, John and Stephanie Vallentine; and sister, Betty Donovan of Hamilton, MT. Sincere Thanks to TMC Hospice personnel for their loving care given to our beloved father. In memory of our beloved father and grandfather, checks may be made to ”Children’s Burn Shrine Hospital” and mailed to Sabbar Shrine Temple, 450 S. Tucson Blvd., Tucson, Arizona 85716. Arrangements by ADAIR FUNERAL HOME, Dodge Chapel.
VOSBERG, Olga S. A Memorial Service for Mrs. Edward L. (Olga Sunta) Vosberg, 74, of Tucson, will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 26th at St. Joseph’s Church, 215 S. Craycroft Rd.
Mrs. Vosberg began her life on August 15th, 1926 in Dubuque, Iowa, daughter of Joseph and Josephine Ottavi. She graduated from Immaculate Conception Academy.
She passed away May 22, 2001 in her home where she went to be with our Lord. She is survived by her husband, Edward L. Vosberg of 54 years; their three sons, David, Joseph (Deborah), Edward (Lori); four grandchildren, Larissa, Emily, Emilie, and Sophia, all of Tucson. Siblings, Mary Schiesl, Sister Kate Ottavi, Carol Ottavi, Virginia Sullivan, Frances Amundsen and Joseph Ottavi, all of Dubuque, Iowa.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association.
62, died May 20, 2001. Survived by sons, Mike (Cindy) and Gregg (Trudy) Widup; daughter, Kathy Widup; stepchildren, Scott (Predencia) Kloefkorn, Kim (Gary) Branges, Leta Kay Kloefkorn; grandchildren, Brittany and Carly Widup, Dustin Branges; Tina and Billy Marquardt, Wesley and Cheryl Moessinger, Greggory Widup and Alyssa Kloefkorn. Preceded in death by parents, Kenneth and Wilma Dawson; sister, Sandy Aiken; husband, Dean Kloefkorn. She was affiliated with Boy Scouts, Jobs Daughters and Lions Club. ”I belonged to a support group that helped give me a belief in God and a life of peace and serenity.” ”I hope my many friends will smile when they think of me.” Memorial services were held 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 23, 2001 at EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY, 5801 E. Grant Rd. Remembrances may be made to the American Lung Assoc.
Birtha L. Williams
age 49, of Tucson, passed away on May 20, 2001. Survived by husband, Roscoe Williams; sons, Freddie and Ray Anthony Logan; daughters, Brenda West and McCarra Clark; grandmother, Karrie Logan; father, John Logan; 10 grandchildren; and a host of other family members. Friends may call at ADAIR FUNERAL HOME, Dodge Chapel, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, May 24, 2001. Funeral Services will be held at Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, 1402 N. El Rio Dr., at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 25, 2001 with Rev. Elwood McDowell officiating. Arrangements by ADAIR FUNERAL HOME, Dodge Chapel, 1050 N. Dodge Blvd. (at Speedway).