ALEXANDER, John Williams, S/Sgt., U.S.A.F., Ret., 65, died May 6, 1997.Husband of Molly Alexander; father of Lilly Cota of Tucson; five grandchildren also survive. Rosary will be recited, 6:00 p.m., Thursday, May 8, 1997 at BRING’S MEMORIAL CHAPEL, followed by Military Honors provided by Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Honor Guard. Friends may call from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, May 8, 1997 at BRING’S MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 236 S. Scott.
ALLEN, Earl J., S/SGT., Ret., U.S.M.C., age 62, of Tucson, passed away May 5, 1997. Survived by mother, Vallerie Allen of Tucson, wife, Allyce Allen of California; children, Valerie J. Allen, Eric A. Allen and Craig Allen, all of California; first cousin, Herbert (Betty) Allen of Tucson; three grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends. S/Sgt.Allen was retired with over 20 years service from the U.S. Marine Corp. Full Military Graveside Services, 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 9, 1997 with Rev. D. Grady Scott of Grace Temple Baptist officiating. Friends may call at SOUTH LAWN MORTUARY CHAPEL, 5401 S. Park Ave., Friday, May 9 from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.
BIESIADA, Janet Louise, age 62, ofTucson, AZ. Formerly of New Jersey.Beloved mother, wife and friend to all.Survived by husband, Stan; daughter, Karen (Tom); son, Andrew; three grandchildren, Ajay, Caitlin, Mac and her loving friends. Services will be held, Thursday, May 8, 1997 at Holy Way Presbyterian Church, 4221 W. Ajo Way. Officiating, Rev. Raymond Thomas.
CHAVARRIA, Juan P., 72, of Tucson, passed away May 6, 1997. Preceded in death by son, Alejandro Chavarria. Survived by wife, Josefina; daughters, Armida Chavarria, Josie (Paul) Alderete, Molly (Marty) Polanco, Lourdes (David) Ogden; sons, Juan Jr. (Olivia), Fernando (Lydia) and Victor Chavarria, Johnny and Gilbert Pueblas; sister, Felicita Ruiz; sisters-in-law, Carmela Laborin, Alejandrina Trujillo; also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mr. Chavarria was an artistic brick mason. Visitation will be held on Friday, May 9, 1997 from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m. at CARRILLO’S TUCSON MORTUARY, (North Chapel), 204 S. Stone Ave., with Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass will be offered on Saturday, May 10, 1997 at 9:00 a.m. at St. Margaret’s Church. Interment to follow at Holy Hope Cemetery. Arrangements by CARRILLO’S TUCSON MORTUARY.
DILLON, Neva G., 86, of Tucson, died May 5, 1997. Survived by sons, Kenneth R. (Delores) Dillon of Olympia, WA, Frank (Linda) Dillon of Whittier, CA; daughter, Joan (William) Trujillo of Fullerton, CA; two sisters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband, Kenneth William Dillon on October 24, 1985. Service, Friday, 1:30 p.m., EVERGREEN MORTUARY, N. Oracle & W. Miracle Mile. Interment, Evergreen Cemetery.
DUTTON, Roy L., 67, loving husband and father, passed away May 6, 1997. Born March 24, 1930 in Northampton County, VA. Survived by wife of 40 years, Elisa; five daughters, Lynn (Bill) Tears of New York, Roygena (Steven) Weber of South Carolina, Valerie (Armando) Laguna of Tucson, Christie (Mike) Rabourn of Tucson, Helena Haynie of Atlanta, GA; eight grandsons and one granddaughter. Roy was a Petty Officer 2nd Class. Roy moved to Arizona in 1951 and completed 23 years of dedicated service to his country. Two tours of active service with the Marines, Arizona Air National Guard and the Marine and Navy reserves. Roy also worked for U.S. Customs and retired from McDonnell Douglas. Roy was a wonderful husband, father and friend. A visitation will be held, Thursday, May 8, 1997 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at SOUTH LAWN MORTUARY, 5401 S. Park Ave. Funeral Service will be held, 11:00 a.m., Friday at SOUTH LAWN MORTUARY CHAPEL.
GENDRON, Harold E., 76, died May 6, 1997. Husband of Margaret; father of Gary Gendron of Phoenix; grandfather of Erin, Michelle Gendron and Colleen Nicole Gendron. He was a member of Marion McDaniel Lodge #56 F&AM Sabaar Temple, ROJ Court #169, Order of Daedalians Inc, Kachino Klub, Air Force Assoc., an Ex-POW, Stalag Luft III former POW, 455th Bomb Grp Assoc., 19th Bomb Group, DMAFB Officer’s Club and life member of SAHBA. Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 9, 1997 at DMAFB Chapel #1 with Chaplain Underwood officiating. Contributions to the American Heart Assoc., 5325 E. Pima, Tucson, AZ 85712 or the American Cancer Society, 1636 N. Swan Rd., 85712 would be appreciated. Arrangements by BRING’S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway.
HOGAN, Stephanie Ann Stubbs, 45, of The Woodlands, TX, died May 5, 1997. Survivors include: husband, Dr. Michael Hogan and daughter, Tess, The Woodlands, TX; parents, Mary Ann and Robert Stubbs, Tucson, AZ; sister, Michelle Stubbs Neubeck, Tucson, AZ; niece, Rachel Neubeck and nephew, Robert Neubeck, Tucson, AZ. Stephanie attended the University of California, San Diego, then attended Graduate School at the University of Arizona. She received her Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Funeral Services will be at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 602 N. Wilmot Rd., Saturday, May 10, 1997 at 8:30 a.m., with Father John Smith officiating.Burial will be private. Memorial donations may be made to the Scholarship Endowment Fund, c/o St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 602 N. Wilmot Rd., Tucson 85711, in the name of Stephanie Ann Stubbs Hogan. Arrangements by ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Dodge Chapel, 1050 N. Dodge Blvd. (at Speedway).
KRMPOTICH, John L., 70, died May 6, 1997. Husband of Bridget Krmpotich; brother of Michael (Marlene) Krmpotich of Tempe and Martha (Tom) Salven of CA; uncle of Mark (Vera), Michael Jr., Deane, George II, Robert and Andrew Krmpotich; nephew of Ankica Uralic and Lujia Grdan, both ofCroatia. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mike and Mary Krmpotich and his brother Dr. George Krmpotich. John worked up until his death with the Pima County Waste & Water Management. Mass will be offered 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 10 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 1375 S. Camino Seco, with Father Robert Tamminga and Father Floyd Strongberg officiating. Entombment to follow at Holy Hope Cemetery. Rosary will be recited 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 9 at the church, and friends may call from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, May 9 at the church. Contributions to the Tucson Residence Foundation, 5049 E. Broadway, #124, Tucson, AZ 85711 would be appreciated.Arrangements by BRING’S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway.
KUSIAN, Walter A., passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 4, 1997. An Arizona native, born in Miami, AZ, on June 13, 1917, he was the ’35 Tucson High quarterback, and a U of A graduate who remained an avid fan all his life, missing only two home football games since WWII. During WWII he served in the Air Force as navigator in the first B-29 missions over Japan, was shot down over China, and returned to Tucson to join his father at Time Market. In 1959 he purchased Cox Produce, and merged in 1986 with Tooley & Sons Produce to form Tucson Fruit and Produce. Walt loved the action and challenge of the produce business and rarely missed even one day. Preceded in death by his beloved wife Lou and son John, he is survived by his sons, Richard (Deanna), Thomas (Peggy), Patrick; his granddaughters Morgan, Carolyn, Julia, Shelly; by his sister, Lenor Harrell (Sheldon); brother, Peter Kusian; by loving nieces and nephews. We will all miss his wit, strength and gentle nature. Services will be private. Friends are invited to celebrate his memory on Thursday, May 8 at the Plaza Hotel from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donation to the United Way.
LEE, John L., 65, of Tucson, died May 5, 1997. He is survived by his children, Kristine Lee, Larry Lee and Jeffrey Lee; granddaughter, Samantha Perman; sister, Rose McAdams and nephew, Richard Gilbert. Mr. Lee was preceded in death by his mother, Pearl W. Massey; wife, Faye A. Lee and son, Jimmy A. Lee. Being a dedicated 25 year veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He was also a drug and alcohol abuse counselor at the Heritage House in Albany, TX. Friends may call from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 8, 1997 at HEATHER MORTUARY, 1040 N. Columbus. Graveside Services will be on Friday at 10:00 a.m., Our Lady of the Desert Cemetery. He will be buried with full military honors. Arrangements by HEATHER MORTUARY.
MYER, Katherine L., 79, died May 5, 1997. Survived by her husband, Durwood ”Rocky” Myer; children, James ”Mac”, Penny and Peter Philip; grandchildren, Rena Lopez, Dawna and James Philip; brother, William Moncur and sister, Evenlyn Main. Preceded in death by sister, Louisa Henderson. Memorial Services will be held, 5:30 p.m., May 9, 1997 at St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church, N. Campbell and River Rd. Arrangements by EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY, 5801 E. Grant Rd.
NEWCOMER, Ruth C., was born in Cleveland, Ohio on October 28, 1915. Ruth devoted her life to ecological issues and lived and worked in Madera Canyon for over 10 years. Ruth was an active member of the Sierra Club, National Audubon Society, The Nature Conservancy, Friends of Madera Canyon and the National Parks and Conservation Association. Her life was filled with love for nature and especially birds. Ruth is survived by a sister, nieces, nephews and her life long friend, Pauline Konfal of Green Valley. Arrangements by Green Valley Mortuary.
NUNEZ, Concepcion M., 85, of Tucson, passed away May 6, 1997. Survived by daughters, Adela (Tony) Rivera, Angie (Luis) Bustamante, Irma Bickerton, Mary Ellen (Sam) Saylor; sons, Carlos (Enedina), Eduardo (Armida), George (Sandra), Ramon (Kathy) Nunez. Also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.Visitation will be held on Friday, May 9, 1997 from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m. at CARRILLO’S TUCSON MORTUARY, (South Chapel), 240 S. Stone Ave., with Rosary recited, 7:00 p.m. Mass will be offered on Saturday, May 10, 1997 at 12:00 noon, St. John’s Church, 602 W. Ajo Way. Interment to follow at Holy Hope Cemetery. Arrangements by CARRILLO’S TUCSON MORTUARY.
OCHOA, Josephine J., 72 of Tucson, passed away May 3, 1997. Survived by husband, Armando J. Ochoa; sisters, Rosario J. Ruiz and Cruz J. Castro; brothers, Francisco M. Jaimes, Dionicio M. Jaimes, Florencio Junior M. Jaimes; nieces, Perla Rojas, Daina Rojas, Caroline Flores; nephews, Ismeal Ruiz, Jose Luis Castro, Rene Castro, Carlos Castro, Noel Castro, David Castro, Tone Majalca Castro. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 8, 1997 from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m. at CARRILLO’S TUCSON MORTUARY, (South Chapel), 240 S. Stone Ave., with Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Mass will be offered on Friday, May 9, 1997 at 9:00 a.m. at Santa Cruz Church, 1220 S. 6th Ave. Interment to follow at Holy Hope Cemetery. Arrangements by CARRILLO’S TUCSON MORTUARY.
PYLES, Shirley A., 64, died May 6, 1997. Wife of Billy J. Pyles; mother of Deborah Buschschulte of AZ, Michael W. Pyles of Tucson and Jacquelyn Lavery of AZ; four grandchildren also survive. Cryptside Service 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 9 at TMP, East Lawn, with Rev. Jim Howard officiating. Arrangements by BRING’S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway.
TASLER, Derald Joseph ”Bud”, 67, of Tucson, AZ, died May 7, 1997. He is survived by wife, Amelia; and brothers, Dale of Churdan, IA and Darvin of Fort Dodge, IA. Bud was a member of Power of the Past and Cursillo. Friends may call at ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Avalon Chapel, 8090 N. Northern Ave. (at Magee), from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, May 9, 1997, with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 10, 1997. Burial will follow at Holy Hope Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Casa De Los Ninos, 1101 N. 4th Ave., Tucson, AZ 85705.
ZENDEJAS, Rene Alberto, 4, died April 27, 1997. Arrangements by BRING’S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway.