A Few 1967 Arizona Obituaries

All obituaries were taken from The Arizona Republic unless otherwise indicated.

BABB, Willis O.

Avondale -- Services for Willis O. Babb, 58, Avondale, a retired farmer, were in Cannon Funeral Home, 310 N. Litchfield Road, Godyear. Burial in Glendale Memorial Park. Mr. Babb, born in Livingston County, Kentucky, suffered a heart attack while walking on the street here. He came here in 1950. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Katie, and three sons, Willis, Ronnie and David, all of Avondale; six daughters, Margaret of Chandler, Judy of Avondale, Mrs. Jessie Dickerson of Hampton, Kentucky, Mrs. Peggy Wolfe of Giddings, Texas, and Mrs. Betty Crafton and Mrs. Linda Farer, both of Texarkana, Texas, and 10 grandchildren. Sat. Aug 12, 1967.


Mesa -- Mrs. Elsie Babcock, who had been active in all fields of art and music during the 100 years of her life, died Saturday, August 5, 1967, in Mesa General Hospital. Gravesides services in the Mesa City Cemetery. Mrs. Babcock was born in New York soon after her French mother and Irish father arrived from Europe. Her mother died in childbirth, and Mrs. Babcock was adopted by a Maj. and Mrs. Foard of Texas. She attended Oberlin College in Ohio and moved to Los Angeles in 1909. Whil in Los Angeles, she was a member of the Los Angeles Matinee Music Club and was interested in helping young people to continue their music education. Mrs. Babcock moved to 1040 N. 6th Place, Mesa, seven years ago. She was active in the Mesa Woman's Club. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Sam Juliette Duus of Mesa; two stepsons Harry Hardy of Novato, Calif., and Oliver C. Hardy of Los Angeles; two stepdaughters, Ethelyn Stanton of San Gabriel, Calif., and Mrs. Marian Barryman of Costa Mesa, Calif.; three grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. The AZ Republic Tues., Aug. 8, 1967.

BACHERT, Regina M.

Regina M. Bachert, 83, died Sat, May 13, 1967, in a Phoenix nursing home. Survived by half-brothers, Charles, Harry and Leonard HECHLER; half-sister, Maud HECHLER, all of Pennsylvania. A resident of Phoenix the past nine years, Mrs. Bachert resided at 1607 W. Flynn Ln with friends, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Schmerfeld. Services and burial were in her native Tanaqua, Pennsylvania. 5/15/1967.

BACSO, Louis

Louis Bacso, 5, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph BACSO III of 3648 E. Sahuaro, died Monday, May 15, 1967, of an illness in Phoenix Community Hospital. Mass of the Angels will be sun today in Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 8620 N. 7th St. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery. Hansen Mortuary made arrangements. Louis, a native of Phoenix, is also survived by a brother, Joseph of Phoenix; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph BASCO II and Mr. and Mrs. Louis BRESIA, all of Cleveland. Published 5/16/1967.


: Phoenix : 82 : Moved to Phoenix from Chicago in 1951. : : : Sons, Edward W. and Leonard A. : Cremation : 5 August 1967


L. C. Bagley, 36, a truck driver for Muldner Livestock of Glendale, was killed in a highway traffic accident near Pine. He was born in Roosevelt, Okla., and was brought to Phoenix 31 years ago. Wife, Fontella; sisters, Mrs. Mildred CLEVELAND of Phoenix; Mrs. Zoa McNUTT of Coalgate, Okla.; Mrs. Ethel HEWITT of Dewey; brothers, L. B. and John, Jr., both of Phoenix; Bennie of Eagar; John C. of California; mother, Mrs. Mary BAGLEY of Gilbert. Burial in East Resthaven Cemetery. Published in the Arizona Republic 9/29/1967.


Superior -- Guadalupe Ortiz Bailon, 78, born in Mexico; Arizona resident since 1895. Husband, Pedro; sons, Cayentano and Pete BAILON in California, Herky of Phoenix; daughters, Rebecca MENDOZA of Coolidge and Rachel MUNOZ of Tucson; sister, Mrs. Jose MOLINE; brothers, Joe ORTIZ of Morenci and one out of state : Fairview Cemetery : 15 August 1967


Superior -- Mrs. Mercy Bailon, 41, a longtime resident here, died Sunday, May 7, 1967, in Magma Hospital. Rosary in St. Francis Catholic Church. Mass of Requiem in the church. Burial in Fairview Cemetery. Survivors include her husband, Zeka; three sons, Ralph and Victor Cardenas and Pete Bailon; two daughters, Linda Cardenas and Juanita Bailon, all of Superior; her father, Raymond Mariscal of Fresno, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Manuela Hadix of Apache Junction and Mrs. Conception Rojas of Phoenix and two brothers, FrankMariscal and Evaristo Estrada, both of Phoenix; and one grandson. Monday, May 8, 1967.

BAKER, John Wallace

A prayer service for John Wallace Baker, 40, of 3049 E. Angela Drive, killed Friday in Hayden when a truck ran over him while he was loading steel onto another truck will be today in Hansen's Mortuary. Cremation will follow. Mr. Baker, a Navy veteran of World War II, had been a construction worker the major part of his life. He had worked in Alaska before coming to Phoenix in 1958. He was born in Winterset, Iowa, and had been employed by the Repel Steel Co. He is survived by his wife, Henrietta; two daughters, Johni Lyn and Jo Nell; two sisters, Mrs. Marian Morris, Kansas City, MO, Mrs. Ida Bell Caton, St. Joseph, MO; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cowan, Plattsmouth, Nebraska. Hansen's Mortuary. The Arizona Republic Sunday, August 13, 1967.


Private services for John Baling, 73, native of Hungary who died Wednesday, August 9, 1967, in Maryvale Hospital, were at Lundberg's Maryvale Chapel, 6901 W. Indian School. Entombment in Memory Lawn Mausoleum. Mr. Baling came to the U. S. in 1912 and settled in Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Springboro, Pennsylvania, firemen's organization for 35 years. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church here. Survivors include his wife, Katherine of Phoenix; two daughters, Mrs. Anna Cole of Perrysburg, Ohio, and Mrs. Dorothy Schweller of Phoenix; a son, John Jr. of Warrendale, PA; a sister, Mrs. Frances Hauer, in Germany; and 10 grandchildren. The AZ Republic Friday, August 11, 1967.

BALKIN, Simon S.

55, Born in Rochester, N. Y.; retired to Phoenix in 1959; Wife, Dorothy; Son, Robert of Studio City, CA; brother and three sisters out of state Beth Israel Cemetery. Published 6 August 1967.


Fullerton, California -- Scott Bamper, 11, formerly of Phoenix, died Sun., Sep. 3, 1967, in Orange County Children's Hospital of cystic fibrosis. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. William BAMPER; sisters, Susan and Jane; grandmother, Holly BAMPER; and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert GEORGE. Burial in Rose Hills Cemetery, Whittier, California. 9/5/1967 .

BANIK, Helen

Prescott -- Mrs. Helen Banik, 39, who moved here in 1967 after living in Phoenix for 12 years, died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 1967, in Yavapai Community Hospital. Mrs. Banik, who had been employed as a telephone operator in Phoenix, was a member of the Altar Society of the Sacred Heart Church here. Rosary in Phoenix at the Grimshaw Bethany Chapel, 710 W. Bethany Home Road. Mass of Requiem at St. Simon and Jude Church, 6351 N. 27th Ave. Burial in St. Francis Cemetery. Local arrangements by the Chapel of the Garden Mortuary. Mrs. Banik is survived by her husband, Benjamin; two daughters, Patricia and Linda at home and two brothers and three sisters. Sat., Aug. 12, 1967.

BANKER, Adelia D., Mrs.

: Phoenix : 87 : Native of Greenwich, N. J.; came to Arizona in 1957 from Plattsburgh, NY. : : : No Survivors : Burial in Morrisonville, New York : 21 August 1967


88, a native of Yugoslavia, was a longtime Globe resident. She moved to Globe from Bisbee in 1906. No known survivors. Burial in Globe Cemetery. Published in the Arizona Republic 9/29/1967.

BARBEE, Judge H.

Nogales -- Judge H. Barbee, 59, a Nogales businessman, died at his home Thurs., May 18, 1967. He was born in Deming, New Mexico, and came to Nogales in 1936. Mr. Barbee was the founder of this city's television cable system and was a former trustee of the Nogales School Board and a member of the Elks Lodge. Wife, Velma; two sons, Robert of Nogales and Joel of Costa Mesa, CA; and two brothers out of state. Burial in Evergreen Memorial Park, Tucson. 5/20/1967.


Services for Mrs. Lucy Barber, 75, of 701 N. 19th St., were in Paradise Chapel, 3934 E. Indian School. Mrs. Barber died Saturday, April 29, 1967, in a Phoenix hospital. She had lived here since 1949 when she came from Chicago. She was a native of Rapid River, Michigan. Burial in Greenwood Memorial Park. Surviving are her husband, Walter J.; a son, Edward S. Olmsted, Phoenix; daughters, Mrs. T. J. Marek, El Paso, Texas, and Mrs. J. F. Murphy, Chicago; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The AZ Republic Mond., May 1, 1967.

BARELA, Camilo A.

Camilo A. Barela, 59, died Monday, Aug. 28, 1967, in Los Angeles. Mr. Barela was a native of Phoenix and had been in the bakery business 40 years. He moved to Los Angeles 25 years ago. He was a World War II Navy veteran and a member of Woodmen of the World and a bakers union. He owned Royal Inn Cafe in Los Angeles. Wife, Alice; a brother, Ray; sisters, Josephine BARELA and Andrea BARELA, all of Phoenix. Mass of Requiem was sadi in St. Gregory Catholic Church, 3426 N. 18th Ave. Burial in St. Francis Cemetery. 9/1/1967.


Apache Junction -- W. T. (Bill) Barkley, 59, a cattle rancher and part owner of the Barkley Cattle Co. here, died Sun., May 7, 1967, in his home. He was an Army veteran of World War II and member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Mesa. He was also known as Bill. Survivors include his wife, Betty; his mother, Mrs. Gertrude Barkley of Apache Junction; a daughter, Mrs. Nancy McCollough of Mesa; and four grandchildren. Cremation followed services in Desert View Chapel. 5/9/1967.

BARNARD, Kathryn J.

Chandler -- Kathryn J. Barnard, 54, died Tuesday, May 2, 1967, at her home in Long Beach, CA. She had resided in Chandler until 1937. Survivors include her husband, John; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Lou Biber of Long Beach; her mother, Mrs. Lillie Waterfield, and a sister, Gladys Waterfield, both of Chandler; another sister and a borhter out of state; and three grandchildren. Graveside services were in East Resthaven Cemetery. 5/6/1967.

BARND, Mrs. Mary Gladys

87, a member of the First Methodist Church here since 1912, taught school in Indiana and moved to Arizona 59 years ago. Sister, Mrs. Louise WILMORE of St. Petersburg, Fla. and two nieces survive. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Published in the Arizona Republic 9/29/1967.

BARNES, Bernice Anna

Sun City -- Bernice Anna Barnes, 61, died May 6, 1967, at her home. She was born in Wheeler, IN, and came to Sun City from Gary, Indiana, in 1964. She belonged to the Presbyterian Church and the Order of Eastern Star in Gary. Surviving are her husband, George; a son, David, with the AID program in Vietnam, and a sister, Margaret Eaton, Sun City. Burial in Sunland Memorial Park. 5/7/1967.


Ross O. Barnhardt, 50, an Air Force veteran of World War II, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 1967, in Phoenix VA Hospital. Mr. Barnhardt moved to Phoenix in 1960 from Ewing, NE, his birthplace. Survivors include a brother, Lyle, of Phoenix. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. 22 August 1967

BARR, Lisle H.

Lisle H. Barr, 67, an engineer 35 years for Mountain States Telephone Co. before retiring three years ago, died May 4, 1967, in Phx General Hospital. Mr. Barr moved here in 1928 from his native Indiana. He was an Army veteran of World War I. Survivors include his wife, Nellie; two sons, Lisle, Jr., and D. Richard Barr, both of Phx; and five grandchildren. Burial in Memory Lawn Cemetery. 5/5/1967.

BARRETT, Leonard R.

Leonard R. Barrett, 39, died Sept. 7, 1967, in his home after a short illness. He was owner of the Barrett Construction Co., a firm he started in 1947. He was born in St. Johns and had resided in Phoenix since 1935. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in New York from 1964 to 1966. He attended the old Osborn school and North Phoenix High School. Wife, Ann; three sons, Don B. BARRETT, Cal and Leonard, Jr.; three daughters, Mrs. Martha LUNT, Jean and Tina BARRETT; sister, Mrs. Ken BROWN; another sister and three brothers out of state. Burial in Mesa Cemetery. 9/8/1967.

BARTON, Sterling Forrest

Sterling Forrest Barton, 87, a retired farmer, died Thurs., Sept. 7, 1967, in Highland Manor Nursing Home. Mr. Barton moved to Phoenix seven years ago from Easton, MO. He was born in Missouri and was a member of the Southern Baptist Church in Easton. Survivors include a son, John L., of Agency, MO; daughters, Mrs. Elsie FROGGE of Colton, CA, Mrs. Emma BOND of Phx, Mrs. Marjorie McCLANAHAN of Hemple, MO; a sister out of state; 17 grandchildren and 23 gr-grandchildren. Burial in St. Joseph, Missouri. 9/9/1967.

BATTLE, Sallie

Sallie Battle, 90, a resident of Phoenix since 1940, died Tuesday, Sep. 19, 1967, en route to Memorial Hospital. She was born in Fort Worth and moved here from there. A son, Robert LITTLES of Phoenix, survives. Burial in Double Butte Cemetery, Tempe. Published in the Arizona Republic 9/21/1967.

BEAHAM, Thomas G.

Tucson -- Sen. Thomas G. Beaham, 60, R-Pima, died yesterday in a local hospital after an extended illness. The Pima County rancher, a native of Kansas City, had served one term in the Arizona House and was elected to his first term as a senator last fall. Because of his illness, he was at his Senate desk less than two weeks this past regular session. It is expected Gove. Williams will leave it up to the Pima County Board of Supervisors to select a new senator, rather than call a special election to fill the vacancy. Beaham is the second senator to die in office this year. During the session, former Senate president Clarence Carpenter, D-Gila, died in Phoenix. He was succeeded by John Gregovich, who was selected by the supervisors of Gila and Pinal counties. The AZ Republic Wed., May 3, 1967.


Tempe -- Mrs. Sadie Beatty, 71, a member of the Unitarian Church since moving here 20 years ago, died yesterday in Mesa Lutheran Hospital. Mrs. Beatty, 1606 E. Eighth St., was born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. Services in Green Acres Mortuary, 401 N. Hayden, Scottsdale. Burial in Green Acres Cemetery. Survivors include her husband, Albert; a daughter, Mrs. Florence Hebebrand of Tempe; and one grandchild. The Arizona Republic Wednesday, August 30, 1967.


Funeral services were held yesterday in Dover, Ohio, for Burton C. Bedlion, 54, a Phoenix resident who died Saturday, Aug. 5, 1967, while on vacation in Las Cruces, N. M. Burial was in Dover. Mr. Bedlion, who lived at 3345 W. Maryland, had been a Phoenix resident for six years, moving here from Dover, where he had been a farmer and millworker. Survivors include his wife, Mildred; a son, James, a student at Northern Arizona University; two daughters, Mrs. Bonnie Ford and Sue Ann, both of Phoenix; his father, Ernest Bedlion of Ormond Beach, Florida; and two brothers living out of state. The Arizona Republic Tuesday, August 8, 1967.


Mesa -- Nancy Edna Buchanan Beecroft, 82, of 240 Pioneer Drive, died Aug. 11, 1967, in Chandler Community Hospital. Funeral services at the 11th Ward Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 315 S. LeSueur. Burial in Mesa Cemetery. Mrs. Beecroft was born in Glenwood, Utah, and came to Arizona in 1933 from Mexico. She was active in LDS church work, having worked in all of the women's auxiliaries and as a librarian and organist. She taught in Mormon colonies in Mexico for several years as a member of the LDS Relief Society. Survivors include six daughters, Emma B. (Mrs. L. M.) Armstrong of Mesa, Ellen (Mrs. R.A.) Farnsworth of Gilbert, Marva (Mrs. Burl) Tarwater and Valoise (Mrs. Jess) Gale, both of Chandler, Miss Ethel Beecroft of Phoenix and Maurine (Mrs. Ernest) Ray of Germany; three sons, William of Hatchita, N.M., Carl of Salt Lake City, and DOuglas of Roll; two sisters and a brother out of state; 28 grandchildren; and 49 great-grandchildren. Visitation at Meldrum Mortuary, 52 N. MacDonald. Funeral arrangements were handled by Bueler Mortuary. The Arizona Republic Sat., Aug. 12, 1967.


Yuma -- Joseph A. Beecroft, 65, who lived in Arizona all of his life, died Thursday, Aug. 3, 1967, at a Phoenix hospital. Mr. Beecroft, 716 Seventh Ave., was born in Naco and was a retired salesman. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth G. Services will be Monday in Yuma in the Johnson Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Desert Lawn Memorial Park. Published August 5, 1967, in the Arizona Republic.

BEEUWKES, Fannie, Mrs.

Fannie Beeuwkes, 80, a member of the Phoenix Christian Reformed Church, died May 3, 1967, in Good Samaritan Hospital. Mrs. Beeuwkes was born in Allendale, MI, and moved to Phoenix 14 years ago from Holland, MI. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Julius Bontekoe of Phx and Mrs. Edgar Phileo of Fairbanks, AK; a sister in Michigan; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Burial was in Holland, Michigan. 5/4/1967.

BELAIR, Margaret L.

64, came to Yuma four years ago from her native Lockport, New York. Only known survivor is a son, John GRADLER of Yuma. Burial in Desert Lawn Cemetery. 9/6/1967.

BELEW, Merritt L.

Merritt L. Belew, 87, an associate member of the Arizona Showman's Association, died Sunday, August 20, 1967, in a Phoenix hospital. Mr. Belew, 44 N. 32nd St., had been a showman equestrian director and horse trainer for circuses before retiring in 1956. Born in Willows, Calif., he moved to Phoenix in 1953 from Texas. Services in A. L. Moore and Sons Mortuary, 333 W. Adams. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. His wife, Nita, survives. Tuesday, August 22, 1967.

BELL, Evelyn D.

Safford, 28; Born in Tulare, California, had been a Safford resident for 12 years. Husband, Bob; Daughter, Starr; sons, Zane and Chaun; one brother and sister living out of state; mother, Mrs. Verneal COSTA, Hayward, California; Safford Union Cemetery. Published 6 August 1967.

BELL, Martha Joy

Casa Grande -- Services for Martha Joy Bell, 34, Arizona native who died Sunday, August 13, 1967, at Williams AFB Hospital, will be today at Calvary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs. Bell had lived in Coolidge. Survivors include her husband, Lynn; a daughter, Jodi; her mother, Mrs. Eskridge Holmes; and a sister, Mrs. Doreen Lillie, all of Coolidge, and a brother out of state. The Arizona Republic Thursday, Aug. 17, 1967. More information at ArizonaGravestones.org

BELLAMY, Elnora S.

Mrs. Elnora S. Bellamy, 51, a member of the 18th Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died yesterday, Aug. 16, 1967, in Good Samaritan Hospital. Mrs. Bellamy, 4137 E. Pinchot, was born in Shelley, Idaho, and moved to Phoenix 25 years ago. Services tomorrow in the ward at 3920 N. 44th Pl. Messinger Mortuary 515 E. Indian School, Scottsdale. Burial in Mesa Cemetery. Survivors include her husband Bert W. and a daughter, Barbara; a sister, Mrs. Lewa Wiltbank of Eagar; her mother, Mrs. M. Sessions of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and a brother, Roy. The Arizona Republic Thursday, Aug. 17, 1967.


Funeral services for Garth H. Bellamy, former Sunnyslope High School teacher and coach, will be held tomorrow in Messinger Mortuary, 515 E. Indian School Road, Scottsdale. Mr. Bellamy, 30, died Friday, August 11, 1967, in a Flagstaff hospital. He had been attending Northern Arizona University the past year, working on an advanced degree. He came to Phoenix 15 years ago and lived at 4137 E. Pinchot. He was born in Havre, Montana. A 1961 Arizona State University graduate, Mr. Bellamy coached football and varsity gymnastics from 1962 to 1966 at Sunnyslope High. He had coached also at Dick Smith's Swim Gym in phoenix. Survivors include his wife, Ann; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Bellamy of Phoenix; and a sister, Barbara, a student at Brigham Young University, Utah. The Arizona Republic Monday, August 14, 1967.

BELLOWS, Fredrick O.

Fredrick O. Bellows, 67, who retired as a mechanic for Ford Motor Co. and moved to Phoenix in 1962 from Dearborn, Michigan, died Wed., Aug. 30, 1967, in Maryvale Hospital. He was born in New York and was a cavalry veteran of World War I. Survivors include five sons, Edwin G. of Phx, Chester and Clifton of Garden City, MI, Ernest of Sheridan, WY, and Theodore of Wayne, MI; and 19 grandchildren. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. 9/1/1967.

BELSHE, Robert A.

7 May 1893 - 3 May 1967
Robert A. Belshe, 73, a member of the First Christian Church in Glendale, died May 3, 1967, in Maryvale Hospital. Mr. Belshe was a 50-year member of a Masonic lodge in Richland, MO, a past patron of that lodge, and a past patron of the Order of Eastern Star. He had been a pharmacist 12 years for a railway, had owned and been employed in drugstores in Missouri. He was born in Miller County, MO, and moved to Phoenix eight years ago from Espanola, NM. Survivors include his wife, Verna; a son, Charles of Springfield, MO; five sisters and a brother out of state; three grandchildren and four gr-grandchildren. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. 5/4/1967.

BELZNER, Clara Alice

Clara Alice Belzner, 78, a resident of Phoenix 25 years, died Wed., Sept. 6, 1967, in a nursing home. She was a native of Texas and came to Arizona in 1912. She was a member of a Rebekah lodge in Clifton. Survivors include a son, R. L., of Tucson; a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Ann GUSTAFSON of Bellingham, WA; a sister, Mrs. Henry STUTE of Clifton; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. 9/8/1967.


Tempe -- Carl H. Bement, 73, a retired garage owner from Paonia, CO, died Thurs., Sep. 21, 1967, in his home, 1707 Apache Blvd. He moved to Tempe in 1959 from Paonia, Colorado, where he had been a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge, the American Legion, and the World War I Last Squad. He was born in Planeview, KS, and had served in World War I. Survivors include his wife, Clara; a son, James C. of Grand Junction, CO; a daughter, Mrs. Clara M. Wand of Ridgway, CO; and three sisters out of state. Published in the Arizona Republic 9/23/1967.

BENNER, Margaret E.

57, survived by husband, William R., and three brothers out of state. 9/4/1967.


Apache Junction -- Ella K. Bennick, 75, who moved here seven years ago from Sheridan, WY, died Tues., Aug. 15, 1967, in Mesa Southside Hospital. Mrs. Bennick had been county clerk of Johnson County, WY, and a legal secretary in Buffalo, WY. She was born in Page County, Iowa. Survivors include her husband, Fred J.; three sons, Milton of Chandler, Franklin of Manhattan Beach, CA; and Glen of Sheridan; a daughter, Mrs. Mildred Bybee of Buffalo; a brother, Frank Krout of Gilbert; three sisters out of state; 22 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery. Thurs., Aug. 17, 1967.


Private services for Harry L. Bentley, 60, who died yesterday at the City of Hope in Duarte, Calif., will be Friday in Duarte. Cremation will follow. Mr. Bentley had been a part-time patient at the hospital for the past three years and had been confined to the hospital since May. He was born in New York State and moved from there to Phoenix in 1921. He was an accountant at the A-1 Brewery in Phoenix for 21 years and lived at 2417 E. Indianola. He was a member of Teamsters Union, Local 294. Survivors include his wife, Mili; two sons, Eric and Ernest, both of Phoenix; two daughters, Mrs. Sandra Lamb of Monterey Park, Calif., and Mrs. Judy Crawford pf San Francisco; two brothers and five sisters and one grandchild. Published in The Arizona Republic Wednesday, August 9, 1967.

BERENS, Catherine M.

: Scottsdale : 20 : born in Dayton, Ohio, moved to Arizona in 1951 : : : parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gregory BERENS, Phoenix; grandparents, Mrs. Mary E. ADAMS of Orlando, Florida; Edwin D. BERENS; brothers, George, Christopher and Austin. : St. Francis Cemetery : 20 August 1967


: Phoenix : 67 : Born in Russia; had been in Phoenix only two days, formerly of Licking, Missouri. : : Zenija : daughters, Zenija BERESTOK, Mary SIDAROW, Larisa HORBYK of Licking : Greenwood Cemetery : 19 August 1967

BERGHERM, Chauncey C.

Youngtown -- Services for Chauncey C. Bergherm, who died Monday, Aug. 7, 1967, in his home at 11203 Peoria Ave., were at Lundberg Golden Door Chapel, 11211 Michigan Ave. Cremation will follow. Mr. Bergherm, a native of Cook Mills, Illinois, was a veteran of World War I and was secretary-treasurer and general manager of Standard Motors Security Co. in Evanston, Illinois. He came here four years ago from Los Angeles. He was a member of the Yungtown-Sun City American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Corinne of Sun City, and a brother and sister out of state. The Arizona Republic Wednesday, August 9, 1967.


Scottsdale -- Kenneth E. Bergstrom, 11, son of Mrs. Mary BERGSTROM, drowned in a flash flood Friday, Aug. 18, 1967, at Apache Lake. He was born in Monterey, Mexico, and came to Phoenix three years ago from Tulsa. He was a student at Mohave Elementary School. He and his mother resided in Scottsdale the past year. Burial in Redlands, California. 8/22/1967.


A. M. Bernard, 81, died Sun., May 14, 1967, in a Phoenix nursing home. He was born in Wanpeton, N.D., and moved to Phoenix in 1957 from Minneapolis. He was a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus and an honorary member of the Hennepin Council in Minneapolis with 40 years membership. Survivors include two sons, Clair A. of Phoenix and Dr. Donald P. BERNARD, a Navy Captain of Philadelphia; two daughters, Mrs E. H. EDWARDS of Phx and Mrs. M. L. COLBERT of Duluth, MN; two brothers and a sister in Minnesota; 17 grandchildren. Burial in Minneapolis. 5/16/1967.


Scottsdale -- Services for Kirk Andrew Bernard, 8, of 6844 E. Moreland, who accidentally drowned Thursday, Aug. 24, 1967, in an irrigation canal, were in Green Acres Mortuary, 401 N. Hayden. Burial at Green Acres Cemetery. The boy is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Bernard; two brothers, Keith and Kyle; anad two sisters, Kristy and Kara, all of Scottsdale. The AZ Republic Monday, August 28, 1967.

BERRY, Dora C.

: Glendale : 86 : Born in Texas. : : : Daughter, Rita WEBB of Glendale; two brothers and a sister out of state : Wickenburg Cemetery : 3 August 1967


62, was born in Hennessey, Oklahoma, and moved to Youngtown from Clay Center, Kansas, 19 years ago. Wife, Eva; sons, Jack R. of Wichita, KS; Glenn T., St. Louis; daughter, Mrs. Richard ROMIG, Phoenix; brother, Russell, Youngtown; a brother and sister out of state. Burial in Sunland Memorial Park. Published in the Arizona Republic 9/24/1967.

BIAS, Leroy

Coolidge -- LeRoy Bias, 40, an industrial worker, died Wed., Aug. 30, 1967, in Pinal General Hospital. Mr. Bias was born in Marble City, OK, and had lived here one year. Surviving are his wife, Thelma; daughters, Rose Mary, Patricia and Lisa; sons, Gary Lee, John, Allen, Ricky, all of Eleven Mile Corner; mother, Mrs. Dolly BIAS of the Dalles, Oregon; three sisters and three brothers out of state. Burial in Valley Memorial Park. 9/2/1967.

BICKEL, LeRoy, Jr.

Services for LeRoy Bickel, Jr., 25, who died Saturday in his home at 3314 E. Greenway, were in Grimshaw's Bethany Chapel, 710 W. Bethany Home. Burial in Greenwood Memorial Park. Mr. Bickel, born in Santa Monica, CA, moved here in 1942. A carpenter for the Richard Lamb Construction Co., he was a member of the Carpenters Union Local 1069. Survivors include a son, Chris Lee, and a daughter, Stacy Lin, both of Phoenix; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Bickel, of Phoenix; one brother Robert H., and one sister, Mrs. Virginia Perna, both of Phoenix; his maternal grandfather, Sam H. Brown of California and paternal grandmother, Mrs. Peggy Gardner, also of California. The AZ Republic Tues., August 8, 1967.


: Scottsdale : 54 : Born in Kansas City, Missouri; moved here 18 months ago from Tulsa, Oklahoma. : : Husband, James : Daughter, Shirley KECK of Gibbons, Minnesota; sons, Donald, Jerry and James : : 5 August 1967

BIENZ, Walter Earl

17 Apr 1894 - 8 May 1967
Snowflake -- Walter Earl Bienz, 73, died Monday, May 8, 1967, at his home. Mr. Bienz was born in Fort Wayne, IN, and came to Snowflake in 1945 from Dolores, CO. He had been employed in the Snowflake area as a lumberman. Mr. Bienz served in the European Theater during World War I. Survived by his wife, Gertrude; a daughter, Miss Evalyn Bienz of Snowflake; one son, Wallace, of Mesa; one brother out of state; and one grandchild. Graveside services were conducted by members of American Legion Navajo Post 37 at Taylor Cemetery. 5/10/1967.

BIGLER, Paul Joseph

Central -- Paul Joseph Bigler, 68, died at his home earlier this week. He was a Central native and a lifelong resident here. He was a farmer and a veteran of both World War I and World War II, having served in the Army. He is survived by three brothers, R. L. of Safford; Rex and Lester, both of Scottsdale; three sisters, Mrs. Glenn Martin of Gilbert, Mrs. James Smith of Phoenix, and Mrs. Itha Booth of Safford. Burial with a military graveside service at Central Cemetery was conducted by member of Swift Murphy Post 32 of the American Legion. 5/13/1967.

BIGNOTTI, Prospero "Ted"

Cottonwood -- Prospero "Ted" Bignotti, 76, died May 16, 1967, at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He was born in Villa de Tirano, Italy, and came to Arizona in 1914. He was employed for several years as a cable splicer for the Phelps Dodge Corp. In recent years he was self-employed as a rancher. He is survived by his wife, Helen; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Ellen RALSTON, Camp Verde; Mrs. Virginia LATTIMORE, Phx, Mrs. Constance O'DANIEL, Payson; one brother and one sister in Italy; and eight grandchildren. Burial in Clear Creek Cemetery, Camp Verde. 5/17/1967.

BILLEY, Lorraine L.

Prescott -- Services and burial for Mrs. Lorraine L. Billey, 49, who died Sunday, April 30, 1967, in Yavapai Community Hospital after a prolonged illness, were in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Glendale, California. Mrs. Billey was born in Springfield, Missouri, and came to Prescott from Phoenix 15 years ago. She is survived by her husband, Gordon, of Prescott; one daughter, Mrs. Norma Jean Billey of Prescott; three sisters and two brothers out of state. The AZ Republic Wed., May 3, 1967.


Mesa -- Mrs. Eva Karrie Billingsley, 75, a resident of Mesa the past 19 years, died yesterday in Mesa General Hospital. Mrs. Billingsley, 756 W. Pepper Place, was born in Center Hill, Tennessee. She is survived by her husband, John B., two sons, Harold L. and Thurston L., both of Tucson; a brother and a sister out of state; and four grandchildren. Graveside services will be tomorrow in Tucson Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call today in Gibbons Mortuary, 33 N. Sirrine. Published in The Arizona Republic Thursday, August 31, 1967.

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