1960 Arizona Death Certificates are online at genealogy.az.gov

FAIN, Joseph E., 83, Coolidge, 27 January 1960

FARMER, William R.

Funeral services and burial for William R. Farmer, 75, who died Jan. 5, 1960, in St. Joseph's Hospital, were in El Centro, California, Paradise Chapel and Funeral Home announced. Mr. Farmer, born in Winnipeg, Canada, had lived for 50 years in Holtville, Calif., where he farmed. He came to Phoenix five months ago and lived in Wagon Wheel Trailer Court. He was a member of a Masonic Lodge in Holtville. He is survived by his wife, Edna; two sons, Rowland H., Imperial, Calif., and John L., Midway City, Calif; and a daughter, Mrs. Thomas Nock, also of California. 6 January 1960


Funeral services for Lewis Sol Feinberg, 76, who died yesterday (Jan. 4, 1960) in St. Joseph's Hospital, will be in Texarkana, Texas, A. L. Moore & Sons Mortuary announced. Mr. Feinberg, born in Dunnellon, Florida, was a retired real estate agent and builder. He had spent the past 16 winters in Phoenix. His home was in Texarkana, Arkansas, {sic} where he owned the Hotel Savoy. He is survived by his wife, Selma; a daughter, Mrs. Albert M. Tocker, Dallas, Texas, and two sons, Stern, Texarkana, Texas, and Lewis, Shreve Port, Louisiana. The Arizona Republic Tuesday, January 5, 1960.

FELDER, Marion

Funeral services for Mrs. Marion Felder, 45, who died Friday en route to John C. Lincoln Hospital in Sunnyslope, were in the Sunnyslope Chapel of Lundberg-Hansen Mortuary. The Rev. Jack Daniels officiated. Burial in Greenwood Memorial Park. Mrs. Felder, who came to Phoenix five years ago resided at 12815 N. 23rd St. She is survived by her husband, Leon; a daughter, Miss Lorraine Palmer, Phoenix; a son, Charles Palmer, Phoenix in the U.S. Navy and her grandfather, D. E. Andrews, Kirksville, Missouri. 6 January 1960

FENTON, Robert Dwight

Robert Dwight Fenton, condemned killer awaiting death at Arizona State Prison, asked federal court yesterday (Jan. 13, 1960) to set him free. A habeas corpus action was filed by his attorney, W. Edward Morgan, of Tucson, in U. S. District Court, Phoenix. Fenton, 25, was sentenced to death after he pleaded guilty to the 1958 killing of Mrs. Opal Keller Coward. She and her husband operated a Tucson drug store and befriended Fenton. He beat her on the head with a pistol and shot her eight times, the state said. Fenton asks federal court to determine if Superior Judge John Molloy erred by considering Fenton an incurable psychopath and, therefore, deserving death. . . The AZ Republic Friday, Jan. 15, 1960.


Funeral services for Mrs. Mary A. Ferrell, 78, who died Sunday, January 2, 1960, in the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Kintzer, on 41st Place, southeast of Bell Road, will be tomorrow in Memory Chapel, A. L. Moore and Sons Mortuary. The Rev. Merlin Archer will officiate. Place of burial is undecided. Friends may call at the drawing room of the mortuary this evening. Born in Barryville, N. Y., Mrs. Ferrell came to Phoenix in 1945 from Shavertown, Pennsylvania. Besides the daughter, she is survived by a son, Edmond C., New York City; and three sisters all out of state. The Arizona Republic Tuesday, January 5, 1960.

FINLEY, Hobert R.

Services for Hobert R. Finley, 68, who died Monday, Jan. 4, 1960, in a Phoenix nursing home, were in the Chapel of Memories. A. L. Moore & Sons Mortuary. The Rev. Eugene Bell officiated. Burial in Greenwood Memorial Park. Mr. Finley was a horse trainer and came to Arizona from Raton, New Mexico. He was born in Mason, Kansas. Survived by wife, Augusta; a daughter, Mrs. Bert . . . Las Vegas, New Mexico; three sons . . . (copy illegible) ; a sister in Oklahoma and 10 grandchildren. 6 January 1960

FITZGERALD, Roscoe, Rev.

Tucson -- The Rev. Roscoe Fitzgerald, 78, died in Phoenix, Thursday, December 31, 1959. A retired minister, he had lived in Tucson 34 years. Mr. Fitzgerald had conducted services at both First Methodist and Trinity Presbyterian churches before his retirement. He was deputy county school superintendent from 1930 to 1936 and later taught at the Marana public schools. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; a son, Leonard, of Los Angeles; and two grandchildren. 3 January 1960

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