BRANDOW, Marion A., 79, died June 3, 1998. She was born in New York City and lived in Tucson for 17 years before moving back to New York in 1996. She was a Communicant of St. John’s in Tucson and St. Joseph’s in Scotia, NY. Preceded in death by husband, Howard, in 1988; and son, Howard John, in 1990. Survived by three daughters, Joan V. (Lloyd) Race of Ballston Spa, NY; Eileen MacIntosh of Scotia, NY; and Robin A. Forman of Wichita, KS; daughter-in-law, Jacqueline Brandow of Arlington, TX; brother, William J. O’Brien of Newport News, VA; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A Memorial Mass was celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 29, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Tucson. Interment South Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to National Kidney Foundation; or St. John’s Roof Fund, 602 W. Ajo Way, 85713.
HALE, Anna W., noted author, died June 20, 1998 at St. Mary’s Hospice in Tucson. Anna W. Hale’s Memorial Celebration is on Thursday, July 2, 1998 at 3:30 p.m. at Grace Community Covenant Church, 9755 N. La Cholla Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85742. Please join us.
Anna was born March 3, 1909 in New York City. She grew up on the family farm near Princeton, NJ, and received her life passion for history, patriotism, and justice from its walls. The Hale-Clarke farm sheltered General Mercer’s fatal wounds during George Washington’s Christmas victory at Princeton, 1777. The old farm house also had a secret room behind the chimney which was a safe ”station” on the underground ”Railroad” for escaping slaves until 1865.
The nine intervening decades were full of adventures on three continents including work with families and schools, publishing three books, and drafting five more whose publication was sadly interrupted in 1995 by Anna’s sudden blindness.
She is survived by ten nephews, their families, many godchildren, a worldwide network of proteges and the members of Grace Community Church, and Christ Presbyterian Church (Edina, MN). God was her strength and her joy.
In lieu of flowers all of us heartily request that contributions be made to Grace Community Church whose pastor and members were even closer to Anna than family. That church’s birth and growth coincides with Anna’s ten Tucson years. She joyfully gave her wisdom, time, and treasure to nourish its buildings and its life. Anna also thought of her alma mater, Wells College, Aurora, NY, class of 1930.
After all the work, struggle, and achievements, it shall now be said ”Anna, you have fought the good fight. Come Home, rest, and enjoy new adventures with new sight in glory. Your smile and faith formed a bridge across which many came Home. Well done, thou good and faithful daughter. Enter into your reward.” Arrangements by family owned ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Avalon Chapel, 8090 N. Northern Ave at Magee.
LITTAU, C.M. Sally, died peacefully at home June 27, 1998. Survived by her husband, Fred; children, Clifford W. and Sally R. Littau; brothers, Harlan and Don Hight; sisters, Irene Schramm, Lorraine Fraser and Dorothy Hight and many relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and one sister. She was born to Charles and Edith Eveleth Hight in White River, South Dakota on October 14, 1929. She married Fred on March 7, 1948. While in South Dakota they lived in White River, Webster and Winner. They lived in Winslow, Arizona before moving to San Manuel in 1960. She was a 27 year employee at Magma Copper Company, an avid member of the hiking club, the community chorus, a volunteer worker in the Hospice program in the community, and often seen riding her bicycle, golfing or walking in the desert. Funeral Services will be held 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 2nd, EVERGREEN MORTUARY & CEMETERY, N. Oracle & W. Miracle Mile with Pastor Alan Eckert of Shepherd of the Hills Evangelical Lutheran Church inTucson officiating. Friends may call 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 1st at the Trinity Lutheran Church in San Manuel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the TMC Hospice Care or donor’s choice.
MOTT, William R., 86, died June 29, 1998. Born November 10, 1911 in East Louis, Illinois. William was preceded in death by his wife, Florence. He is survived by his sons, W. Stephen (Jo) of CA and Jeffrey (Judy) of Wisconsin and Bill (Sharon) of Colorado; grandchildren, Vici Phelps, Mike and Mark Mott, Stefanie and Chris Mott, Rachel Mott and seven great-grandchildren. He will also be missed by special friends, Ruby Owens, Ken Mylrea, John Staley, Ron Ehrhardt and Wendy Kerr. Bill worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad, Motor Supply Company and retired from Pima Mine in 1976. He was also a long time member of Elks Lodge #585 and the Eagles. Bill will long be remembered for his good nature, sense of humor and warm heart. Memorial Services, 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 2, 1998 at SOUTH LAWN MORTUARY CHAPEL, 5401 S. Park Avenue. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Heart Association or the Northwest Medical Center Volunteers. Arrangements by SOUTH LAWN MORTUARY.
PATTERSON, Ruth Warner, 95, of Tucson, died June 26, 1998. She is survived by her husband, George Sabin Gibbs Patterson; niece, Claire Livesey; nephew, Robert Liley. There will be no services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Casa De los Ninos, 1101 N. 4th Ave., Tucson, AZ 85705. Arrangements by HEATHER MORTUARY, 1040 N. Columbus Blvd.
PIONTEK, Jerry D., age 55, of Tucson, died Saturday, June 27, 1998. Survivors include wife, Patty; children, Kelli, Grant and Jill; son-in-law, Mark Carpenter; grandchildren, Danielle and Samantha; mother, Gladys Piontek. Preceded in death by his father and sister. Arrangements by family owned ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Dodge Chapel, 1050 N. Dodge Blvd.(at Speedway).
William ”Bill” R. Porter
53, AZ DPS police officer of 26 years, husband, father, brother, son, avid hunter and fisherman, died peacefully at his home June 27, 1998 after a long, courageous battle with prostate cancer. He is survived by Jane, his wife of 28 years; son, Matthew; and daughter, Julie. He is also survived by his mother, Julia; three brothers, Keith and Ken of Tucson; and twin brother, Tom (Jan) of Elko, NV; and many other family members and close friends. He was born in Geneva, IL May 31, 1945. His family moved to Tucson in 1952 and Bill attended Tucson Public Schools, graduating from Rincon High in 1963. He attended NAU and the U of A prior to enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps training in demolitions. His career with the AZ DPS started with the AZ Highway Patrol in March 1972. Throughout his career he worked in narcotics, liquor control, intelligence and training at ALETA. He also served on the SWAT team and Bomb Squad for over 20 years and was the C.I. range master. He received the AZ DPS Police Officer of the Year in 1990 honoring his devotion of his own time and energy to church, community, and youth projects, endorsing the best qualities of Law Enforcement and citizenship. Bill was active in the Boy Scouts of America, where he served as an assistant scoutmaster helping many boys, including his son, Matt, earn the rank of Eagle Scout. Bill will be deeply missed by all who knew him. The family wishes to thank his doctor for his endless efforts to combat Bill’s disease and willingness to try new treatments. They also wish to thank the many special friends, colleagues, and medical personnel for their support and friendship during Bill’s last year. Visitation will be held at ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Avalon Chapel, 8090 N. Northern Ave. (at Magee), Tuesday, June 30, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Memorial Services in celebration of Bill’s life will be held 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 1, at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 750 W. Chapala Dr. Family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Bill’s name to: Palo Verde Christian H.S. athletic department, 9500 N. Oracle Rd., Tucson, 85737; or Boy Scouts of America, Catalina Council, 5049 E. Broadway, Tucson, 85711 or William R. Porter Trust Fund started by Bill’s DPS supervisor and fellow bomb technicians, Bank of America, Acct. #235720362.
SANCHEZ, Frank A., 77, of Tucson, passed away June 28, 1998. Survived by daughters, Pat (Frank) Salcido, Priscilla (Manuel) Valencia and Terry (Arturo) Calvillo; sons, Johnny (Aida) and Robert L. (Lisa) Sanchez; sisters, Dolores Sanchez and Cleo Coto; grandchildren, Johnny Jr., Carlos, Ricardo, Robert Jr., Mario and Clarissa Sanchez, Steve and Michael Salcido,Yvonne Sharon and Manny Valencia, Diane Pesqueria, Santos, Artie, Victor and Frankie Calvillo. Also survived by 21 great-grandchildren. Mr. Sanchez was a recipient of two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 1, 1998 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 Thursday, July 2, 1998 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John’s Church. Interment to follow at Holy Hope Cemetery. Arrangements by CARRILLO’S TUCSON MORTUARY.
SCOTT, Donald Gene, 71, of Tucson, died June 26, 1998. He is survived by his beloved wife, Janette; loving children, Terri Calderon, Donald E. Scott and Sandra Lara as well as five grandchildren. Graveside Services will be on Wednesday, July 1, 1998 at 9:00 a.m. at South Lawn Cemetery, 5401 S. Park with Rev. Les Plattner officiating. Arrangements by HEATHER MORTUARY, 1040 N.Columbus Blvd.
SERSAIN, Juanita Florence, of Boise, Idaho died May 29, 1998. Upon her retirement as Director of the National Foundation for Asthma she moved to Boise with her husband who was a native of the area.She was the Secretary for Idaho Working Partners, an organization devoted to raising funds for the Hope House of Nampa, the Salvation Army, and other projects. She had recently been appointed to Governor Phil Batt’s commission on Aging. She was preceded in death by her two sons, Tommy Lee and Frederick Charles Berrong. She is survived by her husband, Gale F. Sersain; her daughter, Winnie Morton both of Boise; her brother, John Miller of Lake Havasu City, AZ; her sisters, Irene Biegler of Tucson, Rebecca Adams of Fresno, CA, Ruth Newman of Portland, OR, Faith Wise of Casper, WY and Mary Flahery of San Leandro, CA. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hope House, c/o Idaho Working Partners, P.O. Box 1351, Boise, ID 83704.
WERNER, Jay, 101, of Tucson, passed away June 25, 1998. She is survived by sons, Frank (Jonnie) Heller, grandsons Scott and Page; Harold (Jermaine) Heller, granddaughter Lori and grandson Christopher of Denver. Memorial services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday June 30, 1998 at Grace Chapel, 6180 E. Pima St., Tucson. Instead of flowers, please send donations in Jay’s name to Tucson Association for the Blind, 3767 E. Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ 85716.
WILCOX, Dorothea E. Relyea, passed away on June 28, 1998. She was born on March 24, 1911 in Schenectady, NY. Preceded in death by her husband of fifty years, Roger M. Wilcox. Survived by her son, Roger C. Wilcox and daughter-in-law, Janet, who she loved as her own, in Tucson, AZ; 2 grandchildren, Scott G. Wilcox (Jeanette) in Tucson, AZ and Amy A. Wilcox in Oakland, CA; two great grandchildren, Daniel Charles Wilcox and Rebecca Paige Wilcox in Tucson, AZ; sisters: Emma Flavin in Laurence Harbor, NJ and Ruth Wilcox in Mesa, AZ; brothers: George Ottendorf of Daytona Beach, FL; Douglas Ottendorf in Fairfield, OH; Clyde Ottendorf on Schenectady, NY; nieces, nephews and many loving friends. Dorothea resided in Tucson for 26 years after moving here from Dayton, OH. An active member of Christ Church United Methodist, she sang in the chancel choir for 19 years. A member of the United Methodist Women for 43 years in both Ohio and Arizona, she held offices at the local, district and conference levels. Member of Aero Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star. Memorial services will be held at 4:00 PM on July 2, 1998 at Christ Church United Methodist, 655 N. Craycroft Rd. in Tucson. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Christ Church Methodist Memorial Fund.She lived her life as a Christian and has now graduated to the next.