Richard Armando Alvarado
22, of Phoenix passed away June 11, 2000. We was preceded in death by his father, Albert A. Alvarado; grandparents, Rafaela Bono and Aida Sanchez. Survived by fiance, Melissa M. Alvarado; 13-month-old daughter, Alycia K. Alvarado; mother, Sally Slinker and Matt Slinker; brothers, Michael, Aaron, Kenny, Alex, Eric; and sisters, Kellie and Jessica. Richard was also survived by grandparents, Lena Anaya, Rachael and Kinki Alvarado, Jack and Phyllis Slinker; plus many cousins and dear friends.
Richard was a loving father, son, brother and friend. He was a very strong minded and strong willed individual whose unique character allowed himself to be trusted and admired by all those who were close to him. He was a person who you knew would always be there for you at any expense. He enjoyed baseball and football and had a talent to exceed in everything he set his mind to. He enjoyed time with his family and friends. Richard was a fun loving person who had a genuinely good honest heart. Richard was the kind of individual who touched the lives of many people in a way that he will live on forever in hearts and memories of those who knew him. Rosary Service, Wednesday, 11:00 a.m., EVERGREEN MORTUARY, N. Oracle & W. Miracle Mile. Interment Evergreen Cemetery. Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. Wednesday until time of service.
Richard, you will be deeply missed by all those who loved you.
BATES, Robert Thomas ”Tom” a loving son, brother, husband, father, uncle, nephew. Born August 18, 1927 passed away June 12, 2000.
Tom began his career as a railroad signal maintainer and retired in 1987 as president of the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen.
He served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific during World War II; was a member of the Desert Hills Lutheran Church; the Masonic Lodge #112 of Creswell, OR; The Elks Lodge; Scottish Rite; and the Shriner’s.
Tom was preceded in death by his father, Monte Allen Bates, Sr.; and two brothers.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth ”Betty” Bates of Green Valley; his mother Elizabeth ”Bess” Bates; a brother, Monte Bates, Jr; and a sister, Helen (Don) Roberts all of southern Oregon; daughters, Martha ”Marti” (Gary) Cohen of Salem, OR, Frances ”Frankie” Jones of Denver, CO, Rebecca ”Becky” (Doug) Wooldridge, of Cheyenne, WY; and grandchildren, Steve Cohen of Spokane, WA, Chris Cohen of Spanaway, WA, Keith (Angela) Wooldridge of Scottsdale, AZ; Elizabeth ”Beth” (Ben) Gray of Laramie, WY, and Carissa ”Carie” Wooldridge of Cheyenne, WY; great-grandson, Jackson Wooldridge of Scottsdale; and his aunt, Billie Currey of Yachats, OR. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 16, 2000 at the Green Valley Mortuary Chapel with Reverend Duane Lokken as the officiant.
COLBURN, Evelyn C., age 92, of Tucson, passed away Monday, June 12, 2000. Born in Chicago, IL on December 30, 1907, spending some time in Danville, IL, and later 29 years in Tucson. Retiring as secretary/clerk from the PCOA in 1995. Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband of 29 years, George M. Colburn. She is survived by her daughter, Nora Colburn of Tucson; and cousins, Gladys (Verl) Dwyer and their son, Michael Dwyer of Merced, CA. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, June 16, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. in ADAIR FUNERAL HOME, 1050 N. Dodge Blvd., burial will take place in Chicago. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Pima Council on Aging.
CRUZ, Maria C., 96, of Tucson died Friday, June 9, 2000. Preceded in death by her husband, Abraham R. Cruz; and son, Alfred Herbert Cruz. She is survived by son, Robert L. Cruz. Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 16, 2000 at St. Augustine Cathedral, 192 S. Stone Avenue, with Bishop Gerald R. Barnes of San Bernardino, CA officiating. Interment in Mountain View Cemetery, Casa Grande. Visitation will be at ARIZONA MORTUARY UNIVERSITY CHAPEL, 7 E. University Blvd. on Thursday, June 15, 2000 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., with a vigil service at 7:00 p.m.
diCOSOLA, Richard Dominic, 72, born July 15, 1927. Concluded his life at Veterans Hospital on May 28, 2000. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Septimo and Rose diCosola; and his two sisters, Clarissa Marroquin and Patricia Lea Sayers. Survived by his loving children, Catherine and Michael; and his brother-in-law, Gordon ”Rex” Sayers. Richard served honorably in the United States Marine Corps. He also enjoyed his career in education in Tucson which was followed by an executive position in Sarasota, Florida. Rosary will be recited 7:00 p.m., Thursday, June 15, 2000 at BRING’S BROADWAY CHAPEL. Cryptside Service 9:00 a.m., Friday, June 16, 2000 at Holy Hope Cemetery. Friends may call from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, June 15, 2000 at BRING’S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway.
DRAKE, Sarah ”Marie”, age 83, of Tucson, AZ passed away after a long illness on June 13, 2000. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Leon; daughter Rita Moore (Don); son, Denver (Beverly); three grand-children, Michael Stewart, Donna Martin Leon ”Bud” Drake; 15 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-granddaughter; nieces and nephews. Friends may call 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2000 at the ADAIR FUNERAL HOME, Avalon Chapel, 8090 N. Northern Ave. @Magee. Graveside services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, June 15, 2000, with the Rev. Tim Laycock officiating, at South Lawn Cemetery.
Arrangements by ADAIR FUNERAL HOME, Avalon Chapel, 8090 N. Northern Ave. @Magee.
In Loving Memory
Wilhemina C. Ebeck (Wilhe Verdugo)
50 years old, entered into rest May 23, 2000 in Vacaville, CA. She was born June 29, 1949 in Tucson, AZ. A Memorial Mass will be held 6:00 p.m. June 16, 2000 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Chapel, 215 S. Craycroft, Tucson, AZ. She was a graduate of Salpointe Catholic High School, Pima College and Cosmetology School. Preceded in death by mother, Carmela Verdugo; granddaughter, Gabriella Ebeck. Survived by husband, Douglas T. Ebeck; children, Jacquelyn, Deanne, Lara, and Derrick all of Vacaville, CA; father, Manuel B. Verdugo; brother, Rene Verdugo both of Tucson; and sister, Gina Verdugo-Mulkey of Phoenix; also survived by six grandchildren.
FANNING, Larry Prosser, died June 9, 2000. He is survived by his mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Roy L. Fanning, Sr.; brother, Roy L. Fanning, Jr.; sisters, Sandra Drake and Judith Sharp; son, Roy L. Fanning, III; daughter, Patrice Fanning; and aunt, Mary Mullins. Proceeded in death by his brother, James Fanning. He was employed as a support coordinator with the AZ Dept. of Economic Security, Division of Development Disabilities. An informal memorial service will be held at HUDGEL’S SWAN FUNERAL HOME, 22nd & Swan on Thursday June 15 at 10:00 a.m. No flowers, please. Plant a tree for Larry.
In Loving Memory of
owner of Eisenhut Iron Hat Antiques. You left this earth on June 14, 1999. You are sadly missed by all who love you but, live in our hearts. You were dearly loved as a daughter, sister, aunt and friend. We will forever cherish the love we shared with each other. Our loss is Heaven’s gain. Missing you greatly. Your mother, Alice Sperry, brother, Maurice (Leslie), sisters, Anita, Charlotte (Larry) Laukhuf, also nieces and nephews.
LATHAM, Ervan L., 88, of Tucson, passed away June 12, 2000. Preceded in death by sons, Gary and Dohn; grandson, Timothy; and sister, Gertrude Finney. Survived by wife of sixty-six years, Carol; eight grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and seven stepgreat-grandchildren. Memorial Service 9:00 a.m., Friday, June 16 at EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY CHAPEL. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to TMC Hospice or St. Paul’s United Methodist Church.
John E. Miller, SMSgt. USAF (Ret)
70, of Tucson. Born June 12, 1929 in Rienzi, MS he was the second youngest of five children, and died June 10, 2000 in Tucson. He worked on the family farm until 1950 when he enlisted in the United States Air Force. John served for twenty eight years and was involved in the Japanese occupation, Korean conflict and Vietnam war. After his retirement from the military he began working full time at Evergreen Air Center where he stayed until the time of his passing. He was a special man who devoted his life to taking care of others. He will be greatly missed by his three grandchildren, brother, sisters and all of his friends. Preceded in death by his wife, Bobbie Jewel Miller. Survived by granddaughters, Kimberly Ann Coleman and Jennifer Lynn Coleman; grandson, Alexander David Coleman; brother, Col. William Miller; sisters, Betty Fox and Jewel Reinheart. Visitation will be held Thursday, June 15, 2000 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with Rosary at 7:30 p.m. at EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY, 5801 E. Grant Rd. Graveside service will be held 9:00 a.m. Friday, June 16, 2000 at East Lawn Palms Cemetery.
Herminia J. Ochoa
June 14, 1999
Mother, it has been a year since you went to be with God and our brother, Joe. It has been very hard to live without you. Only the good memories of you keep us going on, because we know you loved us all. We miss your gentle face, smile and your voice. You will never be far, for we will hold you close to our hearts forever.
You are dearly missed and loved by your children, Family, Friends, Grandchildren & Great-grandchildren. Molly, Delia, Liz, Mickey, Hector, Eddie, Armondo.
Linda Ann Rios
June 11, 2000
Preceded in death by mother, Claudina (Cha-Cha) Tellez. Survived by brothers, Martin R. Tellez and family, Tony R. Tellez; and sister, A. Christine McNair and family; son, Albert Urbina and family; daughter, Maria De La Luz Rios; six grandchildren; two nieces; two nephews. Visitation Thursday, June 15, 2000, 5:00 p.m. at BRING’S MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 236 S. Scott, followed by Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Mass Friday June 16, 2000 at 9:00 a.m. St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Linda Rios may be made to Arizona Kidney Foundation, 4203 E. Indian School Rd, Ste 140, Phoenix, AZ 85018 or American Diabetes Association, 40 N. Swan Rd, Ste 116, Tucson, AZ 85711.
Retired Detroit businessman, passed away June 11 in Tucson, Arizona after a long illness. Don is survived by his wife Carolyn, daughters Paula and Laurel Rivers, and son-in-law Steve McConnell of San Francisco, California, and daughter Sharon Chesley and granddaughters Rachel and Jessica of Milford, Michigan, and brothers, Charles and Richard Rivers and their families. Visitation will be from 5pm-9pm Wednesday, June 14, at Northrup-Sassaman Funeral Home, 19091 Northville Road, Northville, Michigan. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, June 15, at 1pm at Nothrup-Sassaman Funeral Home with internment at Oakland Hills Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Brain Tumor Association, 2720 River Road, Des Plaines, Illinois 60018.
ANITA ”BETTY” STRICKLAND
84, a lifetime resident of Tucson, passed away on June 12, 2000. Survivors include her children, Susan (Terry) DeJonghe, Judy (Peter) Hammerton, Jim (Gloria) Strickland; grandchildren, J.P. (Kathy), Susie, Jeremy, Michael, David, Ryan James; great-granddaughter, Katie Sims; brother, Col. William J. (Mary Louise) Sims, USMC, Ret.; sister, Doll (Hugh) Simpson, plus numerous nieces, nephews, and many dear friends. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, John William ”Bill” Strickland and her daughter, Margaret Caroline ”Peggy” Strickland. Friends may call at ADAIR FUNERAL HOME, Dodge Chapel, 1050 N. Dodge Blvd., at Speedway, Wednesday, June 14, 2000, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. with Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Cyril Catholic Church, Thursday, June 15, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Holy Hope Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Cyril Catholic School.
CARLOTA CAVALETTO VAN DEVENTER
89, of Tucson, Arizona, passed away in Riverside, CA, June 7, 2000.
Preceded in death by parents, Augustine and Maria Cavaletto; husband, Homer Van Deventer; five sisters;and two brothers.
Survived by daughters, Helen M. (Frank) Nides and Jean R. Garcia of San Diego, CA. Also survived by eight grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren; three great-greatgrandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Friday, June 16, 2000 from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m., at CARRILLO’S TUCSON MORTUARY, South Chapel, 240 S. Stone Ave., with a rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass will be offered Saturday, June 17, 2000, 10:30 a.m. at Santa Cruz Church. Interment to follow at Holy Hope Cemetery. Arrangements by CARRILLO’S TUCSON MORTUARY, INC.
Ray O. Weaver
80, died June 10, 2000. He was born on March 23, 1920, in Petrolia, Texas, near Wichita Falls. He attended several schools throughout the southwest, finally settling in Tucson in 1936. He attended Tucson High School and the University of Arizona, graduating in 1942 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He immediately went to work with General Electric in Schenectady, New York, and Ontario, California, where he met his future wife, Barbara Lee. Ray served in the Navy during World War II, 1944 to 1946, aboard the Landing Craft LST 715, which took part in the actions off Okinawa, Saipan and Iwo Jima. After the war, Ray was selfemployed in the family business until 1965 when he made a career change, becoming a stockbroker and working for a succession of firms, the most recent being PrudentialBache. He served on the Tucson City Council representing Ward 6 from 1958 to 1962. He retired in 1988 to spend time traveling and enjoying his favorite pastimes, reading, listening to classical music and studying and speaking the Spanish language. Ray was an armchair philosopher and loved a good conversation, always willing to learn something new.
Ray was predeceased by his parents and his brother Donald Weaver. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Barbara, by his four children Steven, Joan, Jim and Joyce; and by his granddaughter Julia. A memorial service will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 4831 E. 22nd St., on Saturday, June 17, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations, in memory of Ray O. Weaver, to Odyssey Healthcare Foundation, C/O 1730 E. River Road, Suite 107, Tucson, AZ 85718, or to the Arizona Cancer Center, C/O Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund, 1515 N. Campbell, Room 1978, P.O. Box 245013, Tucson, AZ 85724. The family wishes to thank the staff of Odyssey Hospice for the extraordinary care extended to Ray and his loved ones during his illness. Arrangements by EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY.
JAMES G. ”DUTCH” SNOW
May 20, 1938 – June 14, 1999
Loving Husband, Father,
Grandfather & Friend.
We miss you very much.
Your Loving Family.