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

WADE, Albert N.

of Lincoln, Nebraska. Husband of Elizabeth; father of Jerrold WADE of Tucson; Susan of Lincoln; brother of Mrs. Ray EMERSON and Mrs. Mary HEINTZ, both of Phoenix. He will be sent to West Union, Iowa, by the Arizona Funeral Home, Henry T. Forman, Director. Burial in West Union, Iowa. Published in the Arizona Republic Saturday, January 2, 1960.


Tucson -- Beula M. Wadsworth, 77, died Saturday. A native of Saranac, Michigan, she was supervisor of the art department in the schools of Kalamazoo, Michigan, 15 years before coming to Tucson 25 years ago. In 1928, she was made assistant editor of School Arts, national art publication, with offices at Stanford University. She was an advisory editor at the time of her death. Published in the Arizona Republic Tuesday, January 5, 1960.

WALDRIP, Victor F.

5718 S. 12th Way, husband of Barbara, father of Denise, Wayne and Wade. Son of Mrs. J. W. Waldrip, Globe, Ariz. Brother of Sam of Torrence, California, and Floyd of Phoenix, Mrs. Ruth BRENIGER of Casa Grande and Mrs. Ann Temple of Denver. Services in Arizona Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Jerold E. Tyler officiating. Interment in East Resthaven, Henry T. Forman, Director. announcement only 12 January 1960.


Funeral services and burial for Omar Waldron, 51, who died Jan. 24, 1960, of a heart attack, were in Crawford, Nebraska. Mr. Waldron, a Phoenix resident the past three years, was a World War II veteran and was employed by Fisher Contracting Co. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. R. G. Fox, Crawford. 26 January 1960

WALKER, Doris Pauline, 53, 25 January 1960


Mesa -- Funeral services for Paul E. Walker, 55, of 237 N. Harris, will be tomorrow in Carr Mortuary, Tempe. The Rev. Frank F. Knouse, of the First Methodist Church of Scottsdale, will officiate. Burial will be in Mesa Cemetery. Mr. Walker died Saturday, Jan. 30, 1960, en route to a Phoenix hospital. Born in Chandlerville, Illinois, he made his home here with his mother, Mrs. Evelyn Walker. He is also survived by three sons, James, Peoria, Illinois, and David Lee and John M., both of Scottsdale; two daughters, Janie and Pauline Walker, both of Scottsdale; a brother, Wallace N. Walker, Prescott; and an aunt, Mrs. E. J. Howey, Mesa. The Arizona Republic Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1960.

WALSH, Gertrude V.

Funeral services and burial were in Sioux City, Iowa, for Mrs. Gertrude V. Walsh, 66, of Sioux City, who died Thursday, January 7, 1960, in Memorial Hospital here. Mrs. Walsh was visiting her daughter, Mrs. Marie Carey, 5023 E. Osborn. Her husband, Edward, of Sioux City, and a sister, Mrs. An'ges {sic} O'Hannessian, of Los Angeles, also survive. The AZ Republic January 9, 1960.

WARBINGTON, Thomas Jefferson, 75, 25 January 1960

WARD, Thomas B.

Thomas B. Ward, 75, of 1650 E. Cambridge, died Saturday, January 16, 1960, in St. Joseph's Hospital. A native of Maysville, Kentucky, Mr. Ward came to Phoenix 21 years ago from Ohio. He was an automobile salesman for 38 years. He was employed by Rudolph Chevrolet for four years. Services in Memory Chapel of A. L. Moore and Sons Mortuary, 333 W. Adams. Dr. Fletcher H. Scharer of the First Methodist Church will officiate. Burial in Memoray Lawn Cemetery. Mr. Ward is survived by his wife, Mary; a daughter, Mrs. C. J. (Martha) Marston, Lexington Park, Maryland; a son, William, Phoenix; a brother, William C., Phoenix; and eight grandchildren. The AZ Republic Monday, Jan. 18, 1960.

WARREN, Claude

Prescott -- Funeral services for Claude Warren, 31, who died in a hospital here Thursday, January 14, 1960, were at the Hampton Funeral Home. Mr. Warren was born in Stockton, N. Y., and had been a resident of Prescott for a little more than a year. He was a factory worker and a veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Alberta; a daughter, Claudia, and a son, Allen, all of Prescott; and three brothers. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery. The AZ Republic Sunday, 17 January 1960

WATANABE, Shusaburo

Funeral services for Shusaburo Watanabe, 76, Salt River Valley farmer who died January 6, 1960, in his home, 939 W. Baseline, were in the Japanese Free Methodist Church, 4234 W. Indian School. The Rev. William Kobayashi officiated. Burial in Greenwood Memorial Park. Born in Japan, Mr. Watanabe had lived in the Valley 35 years. Survivors, all of Phoenix, are his wife, Tamano; three sons, Kinya Gene, and Kenny, a daughter, Yoshiko Watanabe; and four grandchildren. The AZ Republic January 7, 1960., p. 22.


Glendale -- Services for Ross L. Welden, 56, of 1001 W. Mamie, were in Memory Chapel of A. L. Moore and Sons Mortuary, Phoenix. The AZ Republic 13 Jan 1960.


Graveside services Wednesday at Glendale Memorial Park. Arrangements by Mercer Mortuary. announcement only 12 January 1960.

WEST, Ernest D., Interment St. Paul, Minnesota. 2-4 January 1960

WHELAN, Andrew J.

Andrew J. Whelan, 45, a native of Hacketstown, Ireland, came to the U. S. in 1922. The family settled in Bisbee. He attended Arizona State University and lived in Tempe. Survived by brothers, John P. of Phoenix and Patrick of Tempe; sister, Mrs. Stanley L. Stewart of Burbank, California. Burial in St. Francis Cemetery. Published in the Arizona Republic June 15, 1962.

WHITING, Bertine A., 45, Tempe, 28 January 1960


Services for Perry L. Whitley, 32, of 515 W. Buist, will be tomorrow in Memory Chapel of A. L. Moore and Sons Mortuary. Burial will be in Double Butte Cemetery, Tempe. Mr. Whitley was electrocuted Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1959, in an accident in the yard of Union Rock and Material Co., 2800 S. Central, where he was employed as an operating engineer. A native of Calumet, Oklahoma, Mr. Whitley had resided here the past 18 years. A member of the operating engineers union, he was a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Orvetta; a daughter, Maxine; four sons, David, Kenneth, Douglas, and Robert; and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. O. Whitley, all of Phoenix; two sisters, Mrs. Ralph Hays, Flagstaff, and Mrs. Larry Drayfahl, San Jose, Calif; and a brother, Kenneth Whitley, Hawaii. The Arizona Republic Friday, January 1, 1960. (Orvetta died 5 May 2009)

WILDMAN, Austin K.

Funeral services for Austin K. Wildman, 53, who died Monday, Jan. 11, 1960, in his home, were in Mercer Mortuary. The Rev. Cecil Prior officiated. Burial in Greenwood Memorial Park. Born in Illinois, Mr. Wildman came to Phoenix 23 years ago from Detroit. A business assistant for the Valley National Bank before operating his own business, he was a member of the Elks Club. He is survived by his wife, Sadie; two daughters, Mrs. Hendrik Wonink, Phoenix, and Mrs. David Lackey, Germany; two sons, Austin, Jr., and Michael, both of Phoenix; a brother, Fenton, Indiana, and Peggy Williams of California; and a grandson. The AZ Republic 14 January 1960.

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