CUEN, Alfonso Soto, 68, of Tucson, passed away June 20, 2005. Preceded in death by his father, Frank Cuen; grandmother, Francisca Soto; brother, Tony Voltares. Survived by mother, Alicia Voltares; sisters, Victoria Romo (Roy) and Rosalie S. (Mike); brothers, Robert Cuen (Dora), Rudy Voltares (Carol) and Louis Voltares (Anna); beloved nephews, Roland and Joseph Romo. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. A memorial service will be held Thursday, June 23, 2005, 11:00 a.m. at CARRILLO’S TUCSON MORTUARY (Center Chapel), 240 S. Stone Ave. Arrangements by CARRILLO’S TUCSON MORTUARY, INC.
EPPLEY, Ruth Ellen, 79 years old, passed away June 13, 2005 in Tucson, AZ. Born on February 13, 1926 in Oklahoma. Survived by son, George Eppley and his wife, Diane; two grandchildren, Meredith and Sam Eppley. Graveside services will be held Friday, June 24, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at South Lawn Cemetery, 5401 S. Park Ave. Arrangements under the care of SOUTH LAWN MORTUARY.
FIBEL, Evelyne Burkett, passed away in Tucson, June 16, 2005. Evelyne was born in Lamesa, Texas, February 23, 1933. She moved with her family to Yuma, Arizona in 1953, where she met and married Herbert Fibel. They moved to Cincinnati, Ohio when Herb was discharged from the Air Force. Evelyne moved back to Arizona in 1964, and resided in Tucson, where she was variously employed in accounting and bookkeeping positions, as well as operating her own tax accounting business, until her death.
She was preceded in death by her son, David, and is survived by a daughter, Lori Snow (Philip) of Tempe; grandson, Timothy Smith of Bremerton, Washington, and by her siblings, Fred Burkett (Marcella), Seattle, Washington; Jean Ford, Lamesa, Texas; Betty (Art) Surovic, Midland, Texas; Marvin (Alma) Burkett, Los Gatos, CA and by numerous nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life to honor Evelyne’s memory will be held on Saturday, June 25th at 6:00 p.m. at her home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation or to the Gilda Radner Foundation.
Janet Doris Green
Our Viking Princess was called to her Valhalla on June 15, 2005. She is now in the hands of our Lord, Jesus Christ and we hope he can handle her. Janet was born in Manhattan, New York City on February 27, 1939 to Iver and Mildred Iversen. The family moved to Seacliff, NY, on Long Island. Janet graduated from Hofstra College in 1960 and was listed in Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities 1959-1960. She became a stewardess (this was before PC) with Pan American World Airways. For six years she traveled the world from New York to Hong Kong to South America and most points in between. In 1966 she married into the Air Force, which entailed more travel – Germany, NM, AZ, KS, VA and MI. Her son, Glen was born in NM in 1969. In 1987, as a single mother, she moved to Pasadena, CA. She held a variety of accounting positions until she became the Jet Propulsion Lab Contract Manager at Cal Tech in Pasadena. In 2000 her entire department was out-sourced. Robert, who is Glen’s god-father, contacted her about this time and found that she was in the process of applying for a job at the U of A, Robert and Janet were married at home on February 26, 2001 and at St. Michael’s and All Angels on May 19, 2001. Janet is survived by her loving husband, Robert; son, Glen (Christie) O’Neill; granddaughter, Amy; mother, Mildred Becker; sister, Joan Dunn; step-brother, William (Cheryl) Becker; step-sister, Betty (Don) Vecehiolla. Her extended family includes Denise (Scott) Swords, Robert (Connie) Green, Jr., Stephen (Debra) Green and Jeff (Heather) Latawiec; plus numerous other family members. Janet has been cremated and her ashes will be spread over the Pacific in accordance with her wishes. She was an acomplished and capable woman, a proper lady, loving wife, devoted mother, doting grandmother and beautiful inside and out. Her passing leaves a void in the lives of those she touched.
A memorial service and Blessing of the Ashes will be held at 9:00 a.m., July 9, 2005 at St. Michael’s and All Angels, 602 N. Wilmot Rd. Tucson, AZ 85711.
James Michael Honton
of Tucson died peacefully Thursday, June 16, 2005. He was 51 born and raised in Tucson. He graduated from the Engineering College at ASU. He was a Loss Prevention Specialist for Tucson Unified School District. Survivors include his mother, Ruth Honton; sister, Judith O’Hanlon; brothers, Richard and Jerome, many beloved nieces and nephews. He was adopted into the Peigan Band of Blackfeet Indians by Joe Crowshoe. His family wishes to express their gratitude for the love and friendship provided by Robert. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 23rd from 5:00 p.m. at ADAIR FUNERAL HOME, Dodge Chapel, followed by Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, June 24th at 9:30 a.m. at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Holy Hope Cemetery.
HOWELL, Virgil V., 95, died June 17, 2005. He is survived by his children, Evelyn Powers and Nelson Howell, both of Tucson; grandchildren, Jennifer Powers-Murphy of Tucson, Erin Powers of Temecula, CA, Susan Sykes of Tucson, Brian Powers of Tucson, Matthew Howell of Tucson, Andrew Howell of Sacramento, CA, Christian Howell of Leavenworth, KS, and James Howell of Tucson, and five great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife, Velma L. Howell, in 2002. The family requests contributions be made in Virgil’s name to a charity of ones choice. Memorial service 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 25, 2005 at First Christian Church, 740 E. Speedway, Tucson, AZ. Arrangements by BRING’S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway.
Louis Jayme, Jr.
died at the age of 74, on June 10, 2005. He was born on January 23, 1931. He was the first of seven children born to Louis and Catherine Jayme.
Louie grew up on Herbert Avenue, playing pelota in the empty lot across the alley, with his younger brothers and sisters and the neighborhood kids from the barrio. After graduation from Tucson High School he joined the Marine Corps Reserves. He was a corporal for Easy Company (E- Company), 13th Infantry Battalion. He was activated for the Korean Conflict in July of 1950. He served in Korea proudly and honorably.
When he returned to Tucson, after a long recuperation in several VA hospitals, he worked for Goodman’s Grocery Stores and the United States Postal Service.
35 years ago he visited the Japanese Tea Gardens at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. A seed was planted that day… and one thing led to another. He made a pond in his back yard and filled it with imported Koi fish. Then more ponds and more fish and eventually he became Louie’s Southern Arizona Koi Farm. He designed and constructed many of the residential and commercial fish ponds, water falls and fountains in the Southwest. He bred, raised and doctored many of the fish that live in local koi ponds. He was one of the founders and past president of the Southern Arizona Koi club. He was a big influence in the development of Tucson’s Koi culture.
Louis was a devoted and loyal son. He was the wonderful big brother that was always there for his six siblings. He was the rock. He was the favorite uncle to many of his nephews and nieces. His heart was big and his pockets were full of tickets for amusement parks. He was the biggest kid with the biggest laugh. He will be greatly missed.
Louie was predeceased by his parents, brothers, Gilbert and Richard Jayme and sister, Virginia Jayme. He is survived by brother, Ernie Jayme of Phoenix, and two sisters from California, Arlene Jayme and Norma McCormick (Ed). Uncle Louie is also survived by 16 nieces and nephews and many great-nieces and great-nephews. Memorial Mass at 10:00 a.m. at Santa Cruz Catholic Church. Graveside services immediately following at Holy Hope Cemetery Mausoleum on Saturday, June 25, 2005. Arrangements by CARRILLO’S TUCSON MORTUARY, INC.
JOHNSON, Keith (K.B.), (Colonel, Ret. USAF), age 80, waged a most valiant fight against lung cancer and emphysema. But unfortunately, on June 17, 2005, we lost this fiercely proud and deeply loved husband, father, grandfather, and friend. In life, he was a fighter pilot, go-cart racer, avid golfer, dog lover, joke teller, partier, prankster, consummate fix-it man, mechanic, and timeless joy rider of anything with an engine. This kind-hearted, fun-loving, and wise-cracking soul brought smiles that replaced frowns, light in lieu of darkness, and life to the banal everywhere he went. He graduated from West High School in Rockford, Ill, in June, 1943. K.B. faithfully and proudly served his country with distinction and decoration as a bombardier in WWII, and as a fighter pilot in the Korean and Viet Nam wars. His life-long passion for golf was enjoyed almost daily while at the summer home in Sapphire Valley and winter home in Carrollwood Village. His many good buddies are now hoisting a “whiz bang” drink at the bar to a most colorful character and good friend. We wish him well on his final flightGod Bless! He is survived by his wife, “Chick” Johnson; his children, Jody Johnson, Jan Gott, and Brad Johnson; and his granddaughter, Kaylee Gott. Any memorial contributions should go to your favorite cancer fund in K.B.’s name. A memorial service is being held this Thursday at 500 p.m. in Sapphire Valley, North Carolina. Contact Todd Taylor at 828-743-2464 for particulars.
James L. Kennedy
Born July 10, 1925, entered into rest June 18, 2005. James was preceded in death by daughter, Jacque; grandsons, Jamie and Cody. He is survived by son, James A. Kennedy; daughters, Linda (Richard) Johnson and Caroline Karrol; grandchildren, Jamie, Jana, Joncie, Toby, Casey, Justin, Hailey and Taylor; and his former wife, Irma Kennedy. Also survived by sisters, Nellie Lewis, Maggie Gage, and Elsie Mistron and many beloved nieces and nephews. We will celebrate his life in his favorite venue, a casual gathering of friends and family, eating and drinking at the home of his daughter Linda, on Wednesday, June 22, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Please call 749-0635 for directions.
LINDBLAD, Lisa Valerie Scheffman, 48, of Inver Grove Heights, MN passed away June 18, 2005 after a long illness. Prior manager with the 3M Company in Austin, TX and St. Paul, born September 18, 1956 in Minneapolis, daughter of predeceased David Scheffman, Sr. of Minneapolis and Fern Scheffman of Tucson; predeceased brother, William “Bill” Scheffman of San Antonio. Survived by brothers, David Scheffman of Arlington, Virginia and Stephen Scheffman of Fortuna, CA. No services. Donations to the Latino Community, the African Relief Fund, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Graduate of Palo Verde High School, Tucson, AZ, and College of St. Catherine, St. Paul. Twin Cities Cremation 651-645-1233.
Ruby Mardell McCollum
Loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend died at home on June 11, 2005. She will be remembered for her zeal for life, her amazing sense of humor, her infectious smile and her love for her husband and family. She was born in Frederika, IA to the late Jack (John) and Izora (Dietz) Struck who later moved to Sumner, Iowa. After graduation from high school, Ruby lived in Waterloo, IA and met her devoted husband, David McCollum, DO who was an officer in the Army Air Force. They married in 1947 and eventually moved to South Bend, IN where they lived most of their life. They retired in Oro Valley, AZ in 1995. In South Bend, Ruby was active in politics and the South Bend Osteopathic Hospital Auxiliary. In Oro Valley, AZ, Ruby and Dave who loved to dance joined Sun City’s Kactus Kickers and Villanellas. Ruby was preceded in death by her parents, her son, Thomas Patrick, and her best friend, Jean Ringland. Ruby’s life will be cherished by her survivors her husband, David; her daughters, Lynn Berg (Jim) and Jane McCollum (David Buck); her sister, Carmen Halden; her granddaughters, Jennifer and Lauren Berg, and her grandson, Andrew Berg. Her family gives heartfelt thanks to Casa de la Luz Hospice and Bayada Nurses Homecare Specialists for their skilled and loving care. A celebration of Ruby’s life will be held on Wednesday, June 29 at 7:00 p.m. at the Resurrection Lutheran Church, 11575 N. 1st Avenue, Oro Valley AZ, 85704 or call ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Avalon Chapel, 742-7901 for information. Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to Casa de la Luz Hospice, 400 W. Magee Rd., Tucson, AZ 85704.
MORLEY, Mary E., born October 27, 1916, passed away June 21, 2005. Preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Clifton C. Morley, and one great-granddaughter. Survived by daughters, Mary Jane Casey of Winslow, AZ, and Kate Galley of Tucson, AZ; grandchildren, Cindy Dongoske, Robert Stress and Robin McLaughlin and nine great-grandchildren. Memorial Mass 11:30 a.m., Friday, June 24, 2005 at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 3201 E. Presidio. Arrangements by BRING’S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway.
STARR, Julia M., 61, died June 18, 2005. Arrangements by BRING’S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway.
TWIGG, Charles Wm., 75, passed away early June 18, 2005 at TMC Hospice. He was born in Akron, Ohio on April 9, 1930, to Elizabeth and James W. Twigg. Charles (Bill) was in the Marine Corp until he met his wife, Anna Lee, and they were married in 1958 at a lovely country church in Milam, WV. They had two sons, Joseph A. (deceased) and Daniel Twigg, and two granddaughters, Katrina and Terra Twigg. Charlie was a well known person in Tucson, West Virginia and Ohio. He (Charles) was a member of TR and GC, Leader of TR & GC, Jrs., where he was well known for his love of guns and young people. He taught many self defense classes with hand guns and graduated some 1,245 students. In addition to his immediate family, he is survived by brothers, Joseph and Jack. Charlie was a retired Federal Employee and had in recent years been employed with TUSD Transportation. A memorial service will be held at BRING’S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway on Friday, June 24, 2005 at 4:00 p.m. Interment and services will be in Moorefield, WV by Elmore-Chambers Funeral Home at a later date.
WEBSTER, Dewey, 76, of Tucson, died Sunday, June 19, 2005. He was also born on this day in 1929, in Hanston, KS. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lelah Mae, on June 14, 2005. He was a real estate broker prior to retirement and a certified auctioneer. He is survived by five children, Randall S. (Linda) Webster of Fitchburg, MA, Rockford S. (Lavonne) Webster of Tucson, Darban S. (Emily) Webster of Austin, TX, Sharlett J. Webster and Shannon C. (Elizabeth) Webster all of Phoenix; brother, Clarence P. Webster of Hanston, KS; sister-in-law, Zella Webster of Cawker City, KS; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren. Memorial service will be Friday, June 24, 2005, at 2:00 p.m. EVERGREEN MORTUARY. Memorial contributions may be made to The Brewster Center, 2425 N. Haskell Dr., Bldg 4, Tucson, AZ 85716-2650, in memory of Dewey Webster. Arrangements by EVERGREEN MORTUARY, CEMETERY & CREMATORY, N. Oracle & W. Miracle Mile.
YOUNGER, Sandra Charlene, 56, of Marana, died Monday, June 20, 2005. Beloved wife of Larry R. Younger, devoted mother of Cynthia (Chuck) Longshore and Melissa (Carmelo) Insalaco, dear sister of Gayle Nixon, Anita Nixon, Renee (Tom) Crone and Ramone Nixon, cherished grandmother of Darci, Bubba, C.J. and Kortnie. Preceded in death by her parents and brother, Lester Nixon. Mrs. Younger has been employed as an Associate Secretary for the Marana Middle School for the past 27 years. A funeral service will be held Thursday, June 23, 3:00 p.m. at Flowing Wells Assembly of God Church, 3198 N. Flowing Wells Road with visitation from 1:00 p.m. until service time. Interment Evergreen Cemetery. Arrangements by EVERGREEN MORTUARY. Donations may be made in memory of Charlie Younger at the Marana Stockmans Bank, account 2403014752.
Mr. Bill Soto
November 4, 1960 – June 22, 2000
Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4
Husband, Daddy, Friend, Brother
It’s been 5 years and not a day goes by that we don’t think of you and miss you.
We love you
Mr. Bill Soto
November 4, 1960 – June 22, 2000
Al llegar el 5th aniversario de tu partida, te guardamos con la misma tristeza en nuestro corazon. Viviras siempre en nuestros recuerdos.
Tu Familia Vasquez
Jase Bryer Tinsley
June 21, 1985-June 22, 2004
A year has past, yet feels like only yesterday. Our hearts are filled with sadness and tears continue to flow. We know you would have us emerge from our grief, proud and strong, and we shall try. Our love for you is always present, just as yours for us feels always close. Each day something speaks of you and fills our hearts with pride. We love and miss you so much.
Happy 20th Birthday,
Till the next time …
Love Mom & Dad