A Few 1967 Arizona Obituaries

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

FACEY, Horace William

Mesa -- Horace William Facey, 68, who retired after 11 years as an appliance repairman and maintenance employe for Hank's Electrical Co. in Phoenix, died Wed., Aug. 23, 1967, in Mesa Lutheran Hospital. Mr. Facey, 1956 E. Marilyn, moved to Mesa eight months ago. He was born in Bristol, England. Survivors include his wife, Ivy; a son, Robert D., both of Mesa; a brother and a sister both in England. Cremation. 25 August 1967

FAIN, Robert

Nogales -- Mass of Requiem will be recited today in Sacred Heart Church here for Robert Fain, 62, who died Tuesday, Aug. 22, 1967, in a Phoenix hospital. Burial will be in Nogales Cemetery. Mr. Fain, a retired U. S. customs officer, was born in Mexico and moved to the Nogales area in 1915. He was a World War II veteran and a member of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars post and the local Elks Club. Survivors include his wife, Josephine, three sons, David, Robert and Charles, and a daughter, Ana, all of Nogales; two brothers, Charles of Tucson and Arthur of Lake Forest, Ill.; two sisters, Mrs. James Pendelton of Nogales and Mrs. Glenn Nichols of Portland, Oregon. Nogales Cemetery. The Arizona Republic Thursday, 10 August 1967.

FALK, Frances M.

Scottsdale -- Services for Mrs. Frances M. Falk, 80, of 6732 E. Sheridan, will be in South Sioux City, Nebraska, according to Messinger Mortuary here. Mrs. Falk died Friday, May 12, 1967, in Scottsdale Baptist Hospital. She is survived by a son, Thomas W. Dennis, with whom she was residing here; three brothers, Orval, John, Dick Roberts, out of state; and five sisters, Sadday (?) Collett, Lovella Fagenbush, Avice Jiveden, Mertle Fagenbush, Suela Stansbrery out of state; a grandchild and four great-grandchildren. The Arizona Republic Sunday, May 14, 1967.

FALLS, Katheryn H.

Cashion -- Rosary for Katheryn H. Falls, 61, who died yesterday, Aug. 9, 1967, in St. Josephs Hospital, will be today at Cannon Funeral Home, 310 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. Mass of Requiem will be celebrated tomorrow at St. John Vianney Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery. Mrs. Falls came to Goodyear in 1950 from her native Alliance, Ohio. She moved to Cashion in 1952. Survivors include her husband James, Cashion; two daughters, Mrs. Katheryn Slover of McNeal, Arizona, and Mrs. Patricia Linville of Gallup, N. M.; two brothers, John of Miami, Florida and Charles, Fairfield, Iowa; and one sister, Mrs. Lucille Huth, Alliance, Ohio; and six grandchildren. The Arizona Republic Thursday, August 10, 1967.


Harry M. Fanning, 37, a factory work inspector here the past three years for D-Velco, died Sept. 7, 1967, en route to St. Joseph's Hospital. He was born in Flint, Michigan, and moved to Phoenix in 1964 from South Gate, CA. He served in the Army from 1951 to 1954. Survivors include his wife, Ruth A.; a son, Kreg of Flint; and a daughter, Donna Fanning of Phx; and a sister, June, in Michigan; and his mother, Mrs. Georgia ... of California. 9/8/1967.

FARMER, George Maurice

George Maurice Farmer, 84, of 1723 E. Southern, died Friday, August 4, 1967, at St. Luke's Hospital. He had come to Arizona 46 years ago from Bedford, Pennsylvania, his birthplace. Mr. Farmer retired in 1957 after 13 years as a guard with the Armored Car Service of Phoenix. He was a member of the Scottish Rite of TUcson and El Zaribah Shrine of Phoenix. and a charter member of the Silver Trowel Masonic Lodge No. 29. There are no known survivors. A. L. Moore & Sons Mortuary. Burial will be in Mesa Cemetery. The Arizona Republic Monday, Aug. 7, 1967.

FEARN, Arlond A.

Casa Grande -- Services for Arlond A. Fearn, 69, who died Thursday, Aug. 10, 1967, in a Scottsdale rest home, were in Trinity Baptist Church here. Mr. Fearn, a farmer, was born in Smith County, Kansas, and moved here in 1933. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Margarite Gibson of Casa Grande; a son, John, of Casa Grande; and seven grandchildren. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery. Local arrangements made by Cole and Maud Mortuary. The Arizona Republic Sat., Aug. 12, 1967.

FEENER, Idia Eugena

80, came to Phoenix 16 years ago from Massachusetts. She was born in Moncton, N. B. Husband, William; daughters, Mrs. Gerald KIRWIN, Mrs. Mable McCAN; Mrs. Edna STELTER, all of Phoenix; Mrs. Robert Towers of Arroyo Grande, Calif.; Mrs. Robert ELLIOTT of El Monte, Calif.; Mrs. Alfred REYNOLDS of Assonet, Mass.; Mrs. Annie HORODECZKI of Key West, Fla.; Mrs. Pearl JACKSON of Norton, Mass.; sons, Earl DUNHAM of Norwalk, Calif.; Wilson DUNHAM of Orlando, Fla.; Harry DUNHAM of Miami, Fla. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Published in the Arizona Republic 9/28/1967.


Mesa -- Emma S. Ferguson, 74, a former resident of Maywood, California, died Wed., Aug. 30, 1967, in her home, 640 E. 1st Place. Mrs. Ferguson came here a month ago to live with her brother, Charles GRUTZMACHER. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Maywood and a native of Fedora, S.D. Services and burial in Maywood. 9/1/1967.


Rosary for Lopez Fermin, 79, who died Friday, Aug. 4, 1967, at a local hospital, will be at Mortensen-Kings Funeral Center. 1020 W. Washington. Mass of Requiem was sung at Sacred Heart Church, 919 S. 16th Pl. Burial in St. Francis Cemetery. Mr. Lopez, 1824 E. Durango, moved here 15 years ago from Texas. He was a farm laborer and was born in Mexico. Survivors include his wife, Juanita; four daughters, Mrs. Blanche Holguin, Mrs. Sally Garza, Mrs. Tomasa Rodriguez and Mrs. Mary Torres, all of Phoenix; three sons, Miliano, Daniel and Pete, all of Phoenix; and 42 grandchildren. The Arizona Republic Monday, Aug. 7, 1967. The Arizona Republic Monday, Aug. 7, 1967.

FERNANDEZ, Manuel, Jr.

Manuel Fernandez, Jr., 23, a native of Phoenix, died Monday, May 8, 1967, in Upland, California, where he had been visiting a month. He had been a plumber's helper in Phoenix. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Fernandez; six brothers, David, Roy, Ruben, Mario, Paul and Anthony, all of Phx; six sisters, Mrs. Lupe Soza of Haacienda Heights, CA, Mrs. Mary Rodriguez, Armida Fernandez, Mrs. Betty Allen, Mrs. Carmen Peralta, and Mrs. Alice Calderon, all of Phoenix. Mass of Requiem was said in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 919 S. 16th Pl. Burial in St. Francis Cemetery. 5/11/1967.


Felix P. Ferrieda, 65, of 210 E. Buchanan, a Phoenix native, died at his home Sunday, August 6, 1967. He had worked for a local feed company. Mass of Requiem at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 909 S. First Ave. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery. Mortensen-Kings Funeral Home, 1020 W. Washington, was in charge of funeral arrangements. There are no known survivors. The Arizona Republic Thursday, August 10, 1967.

FERRIS, George Floyd

George Floyd Ferris, 65, chairman of the board and past president of Raymond International Construction Co. of New York City, died Wed., Sep. 20, 1967, in Los Angeles. Mr. Ferris had been a seasonal resident here. He also maintained homes in New York City and Stamford, CN. Survivors include his wife, Barbara; two daughters, Mrs. James Gillingham of California, Carole Ferris of New York and Stamford; and two grandchildren. Mr. Ferris was reared by an aunt, Mrs. James S. Buck of New York, who also survives. The family suggests contributions to the George F. Ferris Foundation in care of the Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. Services were in St. James Episcopal Church in New York City with burial following there. Published in the Arizona Republic 9/22/1967.


Eva M. Field, 75, who moved to Phoenix two years ago from Jamestown, New York, died Thursday, May 11, 1967, in a Phoenix nursing home. Mrs. Field, 3504 E. Southern, was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, a Rebekah lodge, and the Gold Star Mothers, all in Jamestown. She was born in Ontario, Canada. Survivors include a daughter, Marjorie MADISON of Phoenix; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. 5/13/1967.

FINN, Russell R.

Glendale -- Russell R. Finn, 66, a member of Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 469, died Sept. 5, 1967, in Phoenix General Hospital. He was born in Chicago and moved to Phoenix in 1957 from Albuquerque. A sister, Mrs. Marguerite I. MURRAY of Chicago, survives. Mass of Requiem was sung in St. Gregory Catholic Church, 3426 N. 18th Ave. Burial in St. Francis Cemetery. 9/6/1967.

FLEMING, Maj. Alec F., Sr.

Maj. Alec F. Fleming, Sr., USAF Ret., 45, died Sat., May 13, 1967, in Oak Park, Illinois, soon after attending the funeral of his father. Major Fleming retired from the Air Force in February 1966 after 24 years of service. At the time of his death he was employed at Luke AFB. A native of Oak Park, he came to Phoenix two years ago from military duty in the Philippines. He also served in Japan and Korea. He was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church and American Legion Post 75. Surviving are his wife, Alphine; two sons, Craig FLEMING of Phx and Alec F. FLEMING, Jr., of Wichita Falls, TX; three daughters, Dawn Fleming of Dallas, TX, Sally and Shari Fleming, both of Phx; a stepdaughter, Susan BLACK of Phx; and his mother, Florence FLEMING of Maywood, Illinois. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. 5/15/1967.

FLETCHER, Mrs. Prince

Funeral services for Mrs. Prince Edward Fletcher, 84, who died Wednesday, July 26, 1967, at Good Samaritan Hospital, will be tomorrow at Camelback Sunset Chapel, 301 W. Camelback. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park. Mrs. Fletcher, 3326 W. Palm Lane, was born in Starkville, Mississippi, and moved to Arizona 25 years ago from Sulphur, Oklahoma. Survivors include two sons, Ralph Poindexter of Shafter, Calif., and Frank Poindexter of Phoenix; three daughters, Mrs. Rosie Borders and Mrs. Orletta Cowan of Phoenix and Augusta Ford of Platte City, MO; a brother and a sister out of state, 14 grandchildren and 60 great-grandchildren. The Arizona Republic Friday, July 28, 1967, p. 33.

FLICK, Calvin E.

43, Hayden, was born in Big Cabin, Okla. and came to Hayden 27 years ago. Wife, Lurline; son, Gerald of Tucson; daughters, Mrs. Carol J. WRIGHT of Provo, Utah, and Mrs. Joyce L. MORRIS of Tucson; mother, Mis. Minnie FLICK of Hayden; sister, Mrs. Emma STEWART, also of Hayden. Burial in Flick family cemetery, Arivaipa Canyon. Published in the Arizona Republic 9/28/1967.

FLICK, Louis L.

Louis L. Flick, 71, who moved here in 1960 from Peoria, Illinois where he had been in the hotel business, died yesterday, August 16, 1967, in Good Samaritan Hospital. Mr. Flick, 834 N. Second Ave., also had been a timekeeper for a sheetmetal firm in Detroit, Ill. He was a member of the First Church of Christ in Phoenix. He was born in Pikin, Ill. Services tomorrow in Green Acres Mortuary, 401 N. Hayden, Scottsdale. Burial in Green Acres Cemetery. Survivors include a son, Eugene, of Phoenix; one grandchild, and two great-grandchildren. The Arizona Republic Thursday, August 17, 1967, p. 54.

FLOOD, Ivan H.

54, moved here in 1957 and had worked in highway construction. He was a native of South Dakota and was a veteran of World War II. Wife, Kathryn; sister, Wanda NELSON of Plankinton, South Dakota. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery. 8/22/1967.

FONDY, D. Virgil

Mesa -- D. Virgil Fondy, 78, a retired locomotive engineer for the Union Pacific, died Thurs., May 18, 1967. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen and of a Masonic lodge in Slaton, TX. He was born in Mansfield, TX, and moved to Mesa 10 years ago. Survivors include his wife, Barbara; three sons, Daniel of Paterson, New Jersey, Bruce of Seattle and Dee V. FONDY, Jr., of Highland, CA, a scout for the New York Mets; a sister and six brothers out of state; eight grandchildren. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery. 5/20/1967.

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