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

RAGLAND, Harry Walter, (H. W.)

Private funeral services for Harry Walter (H. W.) Ragland, 75, who died Friday at his home, 8608 N. 30th Dr., will be tomorrow in Memory Chapel, A. L. Moore and Sons Mortuary, 333 W. Adams. The Rev. Everett Crimmings will officiate. Cremation will follow. Mr. Ragland, a real estate and insurance broker, came to Phoenix 13 years ago from Long Beach, California. He was born in Perry County, Illinois. He is survived by his wife, Bess; a son, Wilbur, Pinckneyville, Illinois; a daughter, Romona Ragland, of Illinois; two sisters, Mrs. Elsie Krone, Tamaroa, Illinois; and Mrs. Bertha Merkle, Wiley, Colorado; and a brother, George Tamaros. 31 January 1960


Cecil M. Ragsdale, 47, a native of Texas, moved to Phoenix in 1936. Wife, Evelyn O.; son, Cecil W. of Fort Sill, Oklahoma; daughters, Mrs. Clarence Buckmaster and Peggy Diane Ragsdale, both of Phoenix; mother, Mrs. Bessie Ragsdale of Dallas, Texas; three brothers and two sisters, all out of state. Burial in St. Francis Cemetery. Published in the Arizona Republic June 14, 1962.


Jack R. Ramirez, 25, born in Chandler; survived by mother, Mrs. Dora Ramirez of Phoenix; sisters, Mrs. Antonio Rodriguez of Los Angeles and Carolina and Mary Ramirez, both of Phoenix; brothers, Walter of Los Angeles; Ernest, Willie, Frank and John, all of Phoenix. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery. Published in the Arizona Republic June 12, 1962.

RAPIER, Cinton

Funeral services for Cinton Rapier, 83, who died in Gila General Hospital here, will be in Miles Mortuary in Miami. Mr. Rapier, born in Bellegreen, Arkansas, went to Safford in 1888, but spent most of his life in Globe. He freighted lumber by mule and horses from the Sierra Ancha Mountains during construction of Roosevelt Dam. He served in the merchant marine during World War I, and worked for the U. S. Forest Service in New Mexico and for the Arizona Highway Department. When he retired he was on maintenance work on the Globe-Young highway. He is survived by two brothers, Blueford, Claremont, California, and Wesley Rapier, Lakeside; and four sisters, Mrs. Nettie Wilson, Willcox; Mrs. Priscilla Lamb, Phoenix; Mrs. Etta Gibbony, Burbank, California; and Mrs. Lottie Wright, Lowell. 21 January 1960


Yuma -- Funeral services for George Henry Raschert, 64, who died Monday, Jan. 18, 1960, in a Yuma hospital, were in the Yuma Mortuary. Born in Illinois, he had lived here the past 6 1/2 years. He retired after 30 years of service in the Army in August 1953 as a master sergeant. At that time he was stationed at the Yuma Test Station. He is survived by his wife, Magdalene; and a brother, two sisters, and two foster daughters, Mrs. Donald Mae Berger and Mrs. Emma Lou Smith, all of Peoria, Illinois. The AZ Republic 20 Jan. 1960.


Pima -- Funeral services for George Edgar Reynolds, 65, who died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1960, in Bayard, N. M., were in the Pima Ward Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Caldwell Funeral Home in Safford was in charge of arrangements. Military graveside services were conducted at the Pima Cemetery. Mr. Reynolds, born in Pima, was a World War I veteran. He was a carpenter. He is survived by his wife, Sybil; three sons, Lavoy and Bruce, both of Pima, and Ross, Safford; a daughter, Mrs. Mina Lee, Pima; six sisters, Mrs. Mary Jones, Pima, Mrs. Hazel House, Globe, Mrs. Laura Rose, Miami, Mrs. Sadie Rose, and Mrs. Delia McCuen(?), both of Phoenix; and Mrs. Pearl Anderson, San Fernando, CA; a brother, Earl, Pima; and seven grandchildren. The AZ Republic 14 January 1960.

RHODES, James W. (Dusty)

Douglas -- Funeral services for James W. (Dusty) Rhodes, 71, who died in his home here Jan. 2, 1960, were in Brown-Page Chapel. Graveside services were conducted by members of the Elks Lodge in Calvary Cemetery. Mr. Rhodes was born in Topeka, Kansas, and was a railroader until his retirement in 1956. He became a conductor in 1911 for the Santa Fe and served with the El Paso and Southwestern and for the Southern Pacific railroads. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor; two daughters, Mrs. Claude Lewis, California, and Mrs. Ralph Kimble, Douglas; six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. The AZ Republic 5 January 1960


Mesa -- Funeral services for Mrs. Alma Rickard, 79, Mesa visitor, were held in Grand Island, Nebraska. Mrs. Rickard died Sunday, January 24, 1960, in Mesa Southside Hospital after a long illness. She was a native of Illinois. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Bernice Grosvenor, and one grandchild, both of Mesa. Melcher Mortuary of Mesa is in charge of arrangements. The AZ Republic 26 January 1960

RIDDLE, Parley W.

Funeral services for Parley W. Riddle, 54, of 1137 E. Las Palmaritas, were in the Lundberg-Hansen Sunnyslope Chapel, 2 E. Dunlap. Bishop Reed Price of the 14th Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officiated. The Sunnyslope Veterans of Foreign Wars conducted graveside services at Resthaven Park. Mr. Riddle, a native of Castlegate, Utah, died Friday, January 15, 1960, in Phoenix Veterans Administration Hospital. He served in the U. S. Air Force more than 18 years. He is survived by his wife, Mary, and a brother, Stanley, of Sparks, Nevada. The VFW also held a servivce for Mr. Riddle at the mortuary. The AZ Republic January 17, 1960.

RISSE, William L., 75, 25 January 1960


Chandler -- Funeral services for John B. Roberts, 51, were in the Beuler Mortuary. Burial in Mesa Cemetery. Mr. Roberts died Saturday, January 23, 1960, at his home here. Born in Hawk Run, Pennsylvania, he lived in Chandler the past 12 years. He was caretaker for the Presbyterian Church and a city employee. Survivors include his wife, Florence M., a son, John T. Roberts, and three daughters, Mrs. Charles R. Green, Mrs. E. D. Short, and Mrs. Michael D. Toth, and six grandchildren, all of Chandler; three brothers and a sister living out of state. The AZ Republic 26 January 1960


Thomas B. Robertson, 90, a retired horse trader, native of Texas, moved to Phoenix three years ago. Daughter, Mrs. Tommie B. Murdock of Phoenix. Services and interment in Mesquite, Texas. Published in the Arizona Republic June 14, 1962.

ROBINSON, Robert, Sr. and Robert Robinson, Jr.

Funeral Services for Robert Robinson, Sr., were in Webber's Eastlake Mortuary, 1641 E. Jefferson. Services were held at the same time for his son, Robert Robinson, Jr., who died at the age of 5 days in a Phoenix hospital. The father died of a gunshot wound December 31, 1959. Mr. Robinson is survived by his wife, Flora, and two stepchildren, Barbara and Gene Carroll. The family resides at 1130 W. Hadley. Officiating at the services was Elder Felton King. Interment in Greenwood Memorial Park. AZ Republic 8 Jan 1960.


Funeral services will be in Cole and Maud Mortuary here for Mrs. Cora O. Rogers, 74, who died Thursday in Pinal General Hospital, Florence, after a long illness. Mrs. Rogers had lived in Arizona 23 years, the past 18 here. She was born in Flintville, Tennessee. Survivors are three sisters, Mrs. Grace Roberson, Coolidge; Mrs. Roxie Starns, Florence; and Mrs. Gertrude McCarty, Tulsa, Oklahoma; and three brothers, Tom, Bob and Jack, all of Coolidge. 31 January 1960.

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