BERMINGHAM, Peter, age 61, died Saturday, January 30, 1999. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor of Tucson; four sons, Christopher, Jason, Alexander and Nicholas Bermingham all of Tucson; one daughter, Noelle Bermingham of San Francisco; three brothers, John of Anacortes, WA, Dennis of Buffalo, NY and Richard of Port Washington, NY; one sister, Mary Bermingham of Reading, PA. Dr. Bermingham had served as Director of the University of Art Museum for the past 20 years, and was formerly associated with the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. Prior to his work with the Smithsonian he served as a Professor of Art History with the University of Cincinnati. He had received his BA and MA from the University of Maryland, and his Doctorate from theUniversity of Michigan. Dr. Bermingham was a military veteran having served in the Air Force from 1958 to 1962. A Vigil Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 2, 1999 in the Chapel of St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 5150 N. Valley View Rd. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2:30 Wednesday, February 3, 1999 at St. Thomas the Apostle Church. Burial will follow at Holy Hope Cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the University of Arizona Art Museum.
BROOKSHIER, Clara B., 84, died January 30, 1999. She was born to Jobie and Millie McPherson August 7, 1914 in Roswell, N.M. She married her high school sweetheart and in 1937 moved to Tucson. During their marriage of 64 years, they worked in several businesses together and were well known in bowling circles in Tucson, Safford and Phoenix. Preceded in death by her husband, she is survived by sons, Kirk Jr. (Suzette), Monty G. (Sandra); and daughter, Jeanette Hastings (Roy). She will also be lovingly remembered as ”Gamie” by 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Per her request, there will be no service. Arrangements by ADAIR FUNERAL HOME, Avalon Chapel, 8090 N. Northern Ave. (@ Magee).
DEAN, Deward A., 85, of Tucson, died at the VA Hospital on January 30, 1999. Mr. Dean was born in Chase County, NE in 1913. He served in the Air Force and after 20 years of faithful service he retired and settled in Tucson. He then worked and eventually retired from many years of civil service. Mr. Dean was also an active member of Pima St. Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of50 years, Dorothy. He is survived by hischildren, John (Alberta), Richard (Ann), Larry, and several loving nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, (Dodge Chapel), 1050 N. Dodge Blvd. (at Speedway) on Thursday, February 4 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. where services will be held on Friday, February 5 at 10:00 a.m., Pastor Randy Dick will officiate. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. If you wish, memorial donations may be made in his memory to Pima St. Baptist Church, 5056 E. Pima, 85712.
ELLARD, Charles, 45, died January28, 1999. Arrangements by BRING’SMEMORIAL CHAPEL, 236 S. Scott.
FOULKES, Margaret M., 89, of Tucson, AZ, died January 31, 1999. Survived by her three children and their spouses; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and her friends from Desert Garden Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Margaret was born in NY City and lived in Little Falls, NJ for 29 years before moving toTucson 13 years ago. Friends may call from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a Funeral Service at 7:00 p.m. February 3, 1999 at EAST LAWN PALMS CHAPEL, an Aftercare Provider, 5801 E. Grant Rd. Burial will be in Bloomfield, NJ.
Robert Y. ”Beto” Garcia
Of Tucson, was called to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 27, 1999. Preceded in death by parents, Juan and Maria; sisters, Benita Yslava and Juanita Garcia; brothers, Ernesto and Mariano Garcia. Survived by son, Michael Rene; sisters, Maria Granillo and Adela Kelley; brothers, Alberto and Fred Garcia. Beto was born in Tucson, AZ on August 5, 1938. He was a barber for over 30 years. Beto was also a very talented and well known artist. He loved being with and helping people. He was very devoted to the Virgin of Guadalupe. At the time of his passing, he was involved with the Cursillistas from Los Algodones, Mexicali. Beto leaves many beloved nieces, nephews and friends who will miss him dearly.Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 4, 1999 from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m. at Carrillo’s Tucson Mortuary, (South Chapel), 240 S. Stone Ave. with Rosary recited at 7:30 p.m. Mass will be offered on Friday, February 5, 1999 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Augustine’s Cathedral, 192 S. Stone Ave.Interment to follow at Holy Hope Cemetery. Arrangements by CARRILLO’S TUCSON MORTUARY. Family suggests donations be made to the Cathedral Maintenance Fund.
GRAY, Vernon E.
Graveside Services for Vern Gray who died January 8, 1999, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 6, at the Garden of the Apostles, East Lawn Palms Cemetery, 5801 E. Grant Rd. Relatives and friends arewelcome to come and celebrate his life.
HODGES, Sanford Lester ”Les” age 59, of West Plains, MO, formerly of the Tucson, AZ area died at 11:05 a.m. Sunday, January 31, 1999 in Ozarks Medical Center, West Plains. Mr. Hodges was born October 21, 1939 at Sweetwater, OK the son of Sanford Sam and Anna Belle Lewis Hodges. He graduated from high school at San Diego, CA and on June 27, 1962 was married at Hastings, Nebraska to Sally Contratto. Mr. Hodges retired from the United States Air Force with the rank of Chief Master Sergeant and had been stationed at the Davis-Monthan Air force Base. He is survived by his wife, Sally Hodges, of the family home; three children, Anne Adele McGrail and husband, Bryan, Hollister, CA, Sanford Lester Hodges, Mars Hill, NC and Elisabeth Lynn Hodges, Salk Lake City, UT; three grandchildren, his parents, Sanford and Anna Belle Hodges, Alton, MO; four brothers, Hubert Hodges and wife, JoAnne, Shidler, OK, Neal Hodges and wife, Sharon, Lakeside, CA, Roy Hodges and wife, Marrie, Riddle, OR and James Hodges and wife, Angie, Alton, MO: two sisters, Donna Hamlett, Seattle, WA and Patricia Burton and husband, Nat, Birch Tree, MO; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Hodges is preceded in death by his brother, Randell. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints of West Plains for 17 years. Funeral services for Sanford Lester ”Les” Hodges will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, February 4, 1999 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with interment in Howell Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions in memory of Sandford Lester ”Les” Hodges may be made to any charity of choice and may be mailed to RobertsonDrago Funeral Home.
MORGAN, Martha R., age 89, born March 28, 1909, passed away February 1, 1999. Her husband, Avery; daughter, Agnes Helm and granddaughter, Renae McNeeley precede her in death. Survived by her daughters, Bonnie Wheat of Tucson and Betty Crumpton of Gainesville, GA; grandchildren, Michael Katsher, Wade Wheat, Martha Hubbard and April Kingsbury; nine great-grandchildren. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 4th, 1999 at SOUTH LAWN MORTUARY, 5401 S. Park Ave., Pastor David Houchin officiating. Visitation one hour prior to service. Burial will follow at South Lawn Cemetery. Arrangements by SOUTH LAWN MORTUARY, a Certified Aftercare Provider.
PAYNE, Frank Lee, 47, of Tucson, died Saturday, January 30, 1999. He is survived by his wife, Lottie; children, Chris, Todd, Jeremy, Billy, Ben, Ami; mother, Jane and father, Frank. Lee was employed for the last18 years at the Avionics Departmentof Learjet. He was also owner of SW Computers. Besides his family, his loves were hunting and rodeo. A visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. with an Eulogy and Reflections at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 4, 1999 at HEATHER MORTUARY, 1040 N. Columbus Blvd., an Aftercare Provider.
POWELL, Lillian Lucille, 78, died January 31, 1999. Mother of Ola Mae Powell of Tucson; grandmother of Tyler ReedPowell of Cavecreek, AZ, Shane Edward Powell of Scottsdale, AZ and Alexis Paige Roberts of Tucson; great-grandmother ofRachael and Ashley Powell of Cavecreek, AZ; sister of Velma Howton of Albany, OR and Ruey Ryan of Battle Ground, WA. Lillian was preceded in death by son, Ernest Lee Powell; brother, Clifford Ryan and herhusband, Nathaniel Pershing Powell. Funeral Service 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 4th at Sunrise Chapel, 8421 E. Wrightstown Rd. with Rev. Fred Wood officiating. Donationsin Lillian’s memory may be made to The American Lung Assoc., 2819 E. Broadway, T/A 85716 or The American Heart Assoc., 5325 E. Pima, T/A 85712. Friends may call from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 3rd atBRING’S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway.
The family of Maria ”Chalita” Romero wishes to thank all our relatives andfriends for their support, prayers, cards, flowers and donation of food during the loss of our mother.
Herbert Leonard Silverberg
Finished his fight with lung cancer on Saturday, January 30, 1999. Herb was born on May 24, 1929 in Bronx, New York. At ten years of age, his family moved to California and at 13 years old they moved to Tucson where he worked for his father after school in the family jewelry business, now known as S. Silverberg & Sons. Herb learned the trade well, continued to go to school and graduated from Tucson High School in 1947. He then became a partner with his father in 1953 and then his brother joined them in 1959. He worked all his life doing what he loved and knew so well. Herb is best remembered by his family, friends and customers for his generosity and fun-loving spirit.
Herb is survived and loved by his wife of 20 years, Jeanne; his sons, Stanley of Tucson and Daniel of Encino, California; brother, Bernie (Cynthia) Silverberg; sister, Rosyln (John) Silverberg-Pilkington all of Tucson; nephews, nieces, many additional loving family members and friends.
Services were held Wednesday, February 3, 1999, 10:00 a.m. at Congregation Anshei Israel, 5550 E. 5th St., with Rabbi Arthur R. Oleisky, Rabbi Joseph S. Weizenbaum and Cantor Ivor Lichterman officiating. Interment to follow in Congregation Anshei Israel Section of Evergreen Cemetery. Arrangements by EVERGREEN MORTUARY & CEMETERY, N. Oracle & W. Miracle Mile.
In keeping with Jewish tradition, thefamily respectfully requests no flowers.Contributions and remembrances celebrating Herb’s love for his community and charitable organizations may be made in his name to Angel Charity for Children, in care of Gail Larocca, 5373 E. Calle Bosque, Tucson, AZ 85718.
Friends are invited to join his family for a celebration of his life and a kosher meal of condolence in Breger Hall at Congregation Anshei Israel following the interment. The immediate family will be sitting Shivaprivately.
SMITH, Mary Elizabeth, age 85, a resident of Tucson for the past 57 years, passed away February 1st, 1999. Born September 3rd, 1913 in Lansing, Michigan. Mrs. Smith retired as a nurse. She is predeceased by her husband, Elbridge Smith and son, David Smith. Survived by daughter, Evelyn (Mike) Closs; son, Tedman (Zana) Smith; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A visitation will be held Thursday, February 4, 1999 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at South Lawn Mortuary, 5401 S. Park Ave. Funeral Service 1:00 p.m. Friday at South Lawn Mortuary, Pastor Gary Smith officiating.Burial will follow at South Lawn Cemetery. Arrangements by SOUTH LAWN MORTUARY, a Certified Aftercare Provider.
SPILLERS, Inez K., 84, of Tucson,passed away January 31, 1999. Survivors include her loving husband of 54 years, Ralph; children, Susan (Joseph) Kroto, Rusty (Jan) Spillers; one brother, Allan Hughes; grandchildren, John (Rick) Gardener, Travis (Megan) Spillers, Chris (Shona) Kroto, Jeremy Kroto and Kimberly Kroto, plus many loving friends. Memorial service will be held at St. Pauls United Methodist Church, Friday, February 5, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. Arrangements by Arizona Mortuary, an Aftercare Provider.
ZAMORA, Laurencia Miranda, 61, of Chandler, AZ, died Sunday, January 31, 1999 in Phoenix. She is survived by her husband, Jose; children, Catalina, Amelia, Jose, Jr., Anselma; sister, Juanita; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandson. A all night vigil will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 5, 1999 at Cristo Rey Church, where Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Monte Calvario Cemetery. Arrangements by Heather Mortuary, an Aftercare Provider.
ROBERTO R. GARCIA
April 1, 1919 – February 3, 1997
It’s been two years since we said goodbye. There is not a single day when our thoughts are not with you. We all miss your wisdom and guidance. Most of all we miss your presence and your love.
Love all the family