A Few 1967 Arizona Obituaries

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


Roderick H. Daeth-Broadman, 23, a student at ASU, died Friday, May 12, 1967, in St. Joseph's Hospital. He was born in Germany and came here from New York in 1959. Surviving is his mother, Louisa B. BROADMAN, Phx. 5/14/1967.

DAGGS, Jennie M.

Goodyear -- Jennie M. Daggs, 77, a native of Flagstaff and a pioneer school teacher, died Tues., Sept. 26, 1967, in Phx General Hospital. Miss Daggs started teaching when she was 20 and retired in 1955. She taught many years in the Adams School in Phoenix. Her late father, J. F. DAGGS, had been a sheep rancher in Flagstaff. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Phoenix. Survivors include a niece, Mrs. Irene KELLER of Goodyear and a nephew, Franklin LAMB of Washington. The Arizona Republic 9/28/1967.

DAINS, Charles H.

Charles H. Dains, 71, a retired conductor for the Southern Pacific, died Wed., Sept. 20, 1967, in Good Samaritan Hospital. He retired in 1960 after 44 years with the railroad. He was born in Newaygo, Michigan, and came here in 1912 from Oklahoma. Wife, Laura; three sons, Charles and Allen of Phx and Robert of Tucson; a daughter, Mrs. Evelyn HEIDEN of Willcox; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Joann TURNER of Jonesboro, Georgia; Mrs. Patricia BOGNESKI of Blairsville, PA; Mrs. Evelyn PHILLIPS of Las Vegas; 24 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Burial in East Resthaven Cemetery. The Arizona Republic 9/22/1967.

DALY, Lester

, Phoenix, 73, Born in The Dalles, Oregon; moved to the Valley in 1916. sons, Bill and Jack, both of Phoenix; two brothers living out of state Resthaven Cemetery with Masonic services 8 August 1967

DANA, C. Harold

Mesa -- C. Harold Dana, 64, a radio operator for the Mesa Police Department since 1944, died of a heart attack Monday, May 15, 1967, in Pine, where he owned a cabin. He was born in Mesa and was a High Priest and ordained Temple worker for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Survivors include his wife, Thelma V.; daughter, Mrs. Nancy D. WESTERN; two brothers, Kenneth and L. Dwight DANA; sisters, Mrs. NaDene HARPER and Mrs. Lyn PAYNE and Mrs. Beryl BINGHAM. Burial in Mesa Cemetery with memorial services by the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 9. 5/17/1967.

DANEFF, William C.

William C. Daneff, 75, a retired stone miterer and grinder, who had resided in Phoenix seven years, died Sunday, May 14, 1967. He was born in Macedonia and came to the U. S. 62 years ago. He was a member of the Full Gospel Church and a veteran of World War I. His wife, Betty, survives. Burial in Double Butte Cemetery, Tempe. 5/16/1967.

DARE, Myrtle M.

Tempe -- Myrtle Maude Dare, 78, a resident of Tempe 22 years, died Sunday, May 7, 1967, in a Phoenix hospital. Mrs. Dare was born in Logan County, Illinois, and moved to Tempe from Mount Vernon, IL. Survivors include a son, Norval S.; and a daughter, Mrs. Ruth E. Byers, both of Tempe; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Burial in Green Acres Cemetery, Scottsdale. 5/9/1967.

DARU, Robert

Robert Daru, a noted attorney who lived part of each year in Tucson, died in New York City April 20, 1967, of a heart attack. He was a native of Manhattan and first came to Tucson in 1933. Wife, Belle; two daughters, Mrs. Norman S. FENTON and Mrs. S. Lenwood SCHORR, both of Tucson; seven grandchildren. Funeral services and burial were in New York City. May 7, 1967.

DAUGHERTY, Virginia Lee

Virginia Lee Daugherty, 43, a member of the Eastside Church of Christ, died Sun., Sept. 24, 1967, of cancer. She was born in Russellville, Alabama, and moved to Phoenix in 1962 from Birmingham, AL. Husband, Emmett; a son, Billy GRESHAM of Birmingham; her father, a brother and two sisters survive out of state. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. The Arizona Republic 9/26/1967.

DAVID, Veronica M.

Veronica M. David, 69, died Wed., Aug. 30, 1967, in a Phoenix hospital. She was born in Nebraska and moved to Phoenix four years ago. Survivors include four sons, James of Phoenix; Donald and Dennis, both of Denver; Thomas in Nebraska; daughter, Mrs. Paul BLIKLEN of Phoenix; a brother out of state; and 19 grandchildren. Burial in Denver. 9/1/1967.


Williams -- Funeral services for Samual (Dick) Davidson, 58, who died Friday, Aug. 25, 1967, at Williams Hospital, were in Gibbs Williams Funeral Home. Burial in Williams Cemetery. Mr. Davidson had lived in Williams for the past two years. He came to Arizona in 1929 and had worked in many northern Arizona restaurants as a cook since then. Survivors include a son, Derrell of Williams; two brothers, Harold of Williams and Nathan out of state; and a sister, also out of state. AZ Republic Monday, Aug. 28, 1967.

DAVIES, John Stanley

Prescott -- John Stanley Davies, 69, died Sun., Sep. 3, 1967, in Yavapai Community Hospital. Mr. Davies, a retired stereotyper, came to Tucson ten years ago from his native Ohio and moved to Prescott last year. Wife, Margaret; daughter, Mrs. Nancy GRAZIANO of Orange, CA; a brother out of state; and two grandchildren. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery. 9/6/1967.

DAVIS, David C.

Coolidge -- David C. Davis, 59, Supervisor of the Pinal County Juvenile Home and a former county supervisor, died May 8, 1967, in Mesa Southside Community Hospital. He was a native of Pirtleville and had been a Coolidge resident for more than 32 years. He was a charter member of the Casa Grande Elks Lodge, a charter member and past noble grand of the Coolidge Odd Fellows, and a member of the Pinal Rebekahm Lodge. Surviving are his wife, Clara; two sons, David M. of Phoenix and Louis C. of Casa Grande; a daughter, Mrs. Opal Nowlin of Chandler; two brothers, Roy and Eddie, both of Coolidge; two sisters, Mrs. Babe Marcus of Miami and Mrs. Mary English of Phoenix; and 11 grandchildren. Services were in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Burial in Valley Memorial Park. 5/8/1967.

DAVIS, Florence A.

Mesa -- Mrs. Florence A. Davis, 72, who moved here 37 years ago, died Sep. 6, 1967, in Mesa General Hospital. She was born in Orwell, KS. She had no known survivors. Burial in Double Butte Cemetery. 9/7/1967.

DAVIS, Gerald Lynn

Services for Gerald Lynn Davis, 24, who died Friday morning, Aug. 11, 1967, in a one-car accident 5 miles north of Cordes Junction, were at Green Acres Mortuary, 401 N. Hayden, Scottsdale. Burial in Green Acres Memorial Gardens. Mr. Davis, 1416 E. Thomas, was a shop superintendent for six years at the Industrial Metal Products Co. A graduate of North High School, he moved here in 1953 from Texas, where he was born. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. O. Davis of Phoenix; and a brother, Boyce, of Scottsdale. The Arizona Republic Sunday, Aug. 13, 1967.

DAVIS, Truman B.

Truman B. Davis, 55, a welder, died Sat., Sept. 23, 1967, in a Phoenix hospital. He was born in Fort Scott, KS. Wife, June; two sons, Jack and Harold; three daughters, Mrs. Sam CRESSWELL of Phx, Mrs. Arthur MOORE of Lewis, KS, Mrs. Carol HARDING of Kinsley, KS; father, B. J. DAVIS of Phoenix; a sister out of state. Burial in Double Butte Cemetery. The Arizona Republic 9/26/1967.

DEAN, Ruth M.

Ruth M. Dean, 77, a native of Conneaut, Ohio, who moved to Phoenix in 1951, died Sep. 29, 1967, in Phx General Hospital. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth VIGORITO and Mrs. Dorothy KLEMM, both of Phoenix; a sister out of state; and five grandchildren. Burial in Conneaut, Ohio. The Arizona Republic 9/30/1967.

DEBUF, Joseph G. (also spelled SEBUF)

Mesa -- Rosary for Joseph G. DeBUF, 63, who died Sunday in his home at 554 W. Clark, were at Melcher Mortuary, 43 S. Stapley. Mass of Requiem was at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, First Street and MacDonald. Burial in St. Francis Cemetery. Mr. Debuf was born in Belgium and moved here 23 years ago from Danhvers, Mont., where he was a rancher. He was semi-retired. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth; one daughter, Mrs. John Hall of Alamogordo, N.M.; and six brothers and one sister living out of state. August 8, 1967.

DECANE, Stephen L.

Scottsdale -- Stephen L. Decane, 46, a refugee from Hungary, died Friday, May 12, 1967, en route to a hospital here. He was a metal grinder for a metalcraft firm. He was born in Budapest, Hungary, and left there in the revolt of 1959 and lived four years in New Jersey. He was a naturalized American citizen. Wife, Katherine; a daughter, Beatrice Eve, both of Phoenix; and his mother, Anna SZOCS, Budapest. Mass of Requiem at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church with burial in St. Francis Cemetery, Phx. 5/14/1967.

de CASTRO, Floyd Howard

Floyd Howard de Castro, 54, a 32nd degree Mason who came to Phoenix two years ago from Cheyenne, WY, died Tues., Sep. 19, 1967, in his home. He was born in Sheridan, WY. He was a member of a Masonic lodge, the Shrine, Knights Templar, the Episcopal Church and Order of Eastern Star, all in Cheyenne, and was an adviser for the Stoner Chapter of Demolay in Phx. Survivors include three sons, John and Richard, both of Phx, and Thomas of Long Beach, CA; his mother, Mrs. Edith deCastro of Cheyenne; two brothers and five sisters out of state and two grandchildren. Cremation. Published in the Arizona Republic 9/22/1967.

DEES, Audie Lee

Chandler -- Audie Lee Dees, 49, a cafe operator, died Thurs., May 4, 1967, at her home. She was a native of Alton, MO, and came to Chancler in 1935. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Sharon Posey, Little ROck, AR; two sons, Tom Brinkley, Fresno, CA, and Don Brinkley, Chandler; a stepson, Don Dees, Madera, CA; six sisters, Mrs. John Leonard, Chandler, Mrs. Lester Brinkley, Tempe, and four others out of state; and two brothers, Leonard Cowan, Chandler, and another out of state. Interment in Gardens of Peace Memorial Park. 5/ 7/1967.

DELANY, Willie L.

Willie L. Delany, 35, the victim of a shooting Sunday, May 14, 1967, died May 19, 1967, in St. Luke's Hospital. He suffered gunshot wounds in both legs and in the back. Police said Evelyn Louise Winston, 40, of 1134 E. Monroe, told them that she feared Delany and fired at him after he broke into her apartment, damaged her furniture and clothing and then refused to leave. She was charged in the court of Justice of the Peace Ida Ann Westfall with assault with a deadly weapon. 5/20/1967.

DERRICK, Venn W. (also Venn D.)

66, Cottonwood, a native of Cornville and a lifelong Arizona resident, was a member of the Ajo lodge of the Loyal Order of Moose. Wife, Vira; son, Donald of Ajo; stepsons, Patrick O'HARA of Cornville and Leonard O'HARA of San Diego; stepdaughter, Mrs. May Anne DARNBURG of Phoenix; mother, Mrs. Lou DERRICK of Prescott; brothers, joe of Sedona, Jim of Cornville and Evan of Clarkdale; sister, Mrs. Ethel MAYS of Prescott; six grandchildren. Published in the Arizona Republic 9/28/1967.

DesPLANQUE, Walter Francis

Walter Francis DesPlanque, 66, a retired filter plant employe, died Friday, May 12, 1967, in Good Samaritan Hospital. He was born in France and came to the United States 64 years ago and to the Valley 11 years ago. Survivors include his wife, Jeralda; three daughters, Mrs. Charles Mitchell of Knoxville, IA, Mrs. Peter Johnson of New Jersey, and Mrs. Abelardo Gordoa, Glendale; two sons, Albert of Phx and Walter of Bussey, IA; a brother, Clabert, Phx; three brothers and one sister out of state; and 22 grandchildren. Burial in Memory Lawn Cemetery. 5/14/1967.

DeVANEY, Cecil

Flagstaff -- Services for Cecil DeVaney, 67, owner of DeVaney's Bootery, who died Thursday in Flagstaff Hospital, will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Federated Community Church. Private cremation will follow. Mr. DeVaney was a member of the Elks and Kiwanis clubs and the Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce. He was born in Trinidad, Colo., and came here in 1922 from Colorado. Survivors include his wife, Lucina, and a niece, Mrs. Lucille Ardrey, both of Flagstaff; and two nephews, Edwin of Safford, and Wallace of Flagstaff. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Flagstaff Mortuary. The family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Fund. Published in The Arizona Republic Saturday, August 12, 1967

DEVINE, Jimmy Betts

Jimmy Betts Devine, 10, who died in a local hospital Friday, Sept. 8, 1967, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident, was taken to his native Starkville, MS, for burial. Jimmy was the son of Mr. and Mrs. James BETTS and was a student at Monroe Elementary School. Other survivors include his brother, Stewart of Phx; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Johnny RANDLE of Starkville and a paternal grandfather of Starkville. Burial in Starkville, Mississippi. 9/10/1967.

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