A Few 1967 Arizona Obituaries

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

HAAS, Nellie M.

Nellie M. Haas, 69, a resident of Phoenix 20 years, died Thurs., Sept. 7, 1967, in Lincoln Hospital. Mrs. Haas, 204 E. Carol, was born in Rossville, IL, and moved here from Gary, IN. Husband, Raymond, and a brother, Floyd SCARLETT of Gary, Indiana. Burial will be in Gary. 9/9/1967.


Youngtown -- Mrs. Agnes Hackett, 75, of 11145 Missouri Ave., died Saturday, Aug. 12, 1967, in Mountain View Pioneer Hospital. Mrs. Hackett came to Youngtown nine months ago from Davenport, Iowa. She had worked in the Hotel MIssissippi in Davenport from the time she was a teen-ager until her retirement. She was born in Germany. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Frances Wuestenberg of Canoia Park, Calif., a sister, Mrs. Anne Soderberg of Youngtown; and a grandson. Funeral services and burial in Canoga Park. The Arizona Republic Mon., Aug. 14, 1967.

HAGE, Gustave C.

83, a retired wheat farmer, moved here 14 years ago from Fairview, Mont. He was born in Coon Valley, Wisconsin. Wife, Aneita; son, Lloyd of Lind, Wash.; daughters, Ida HALVERSON of La Crosse, Wis.; May HOVLAND and Eva HAGE, both of Jordan, Mont.; Gladys SHEARD of Westlake, Ohio; a brother and two sisters out of state. Burial in Fairview, Montana. Published in the Arizona Republic 9/28/1967.


85, moved to Phoenix in 1945 from Montrose, Missouri. Wife, Margaret; sons, Joseph, Jr., of Phoenix and Wilfred of Fort Wayne, Indiana; daughters, Dorothy GERMAIN, Valarie LENGEFIELD, Helen ANDERSON, Mary SAUERS, Agnes BROWN, Margaret VANDEVENTER. Burial in St. Francis Cemetery. 9/6/1967.

HALE, Martha Celestia Bigelow

Eagar -- Martha Celestia Hale, 68, died Fri., Aug. 4, 1967, at Mesa Hospital. Mrs. Hale was born in Eagar. She is survived by her husband, M. Delbert; four daughters, Mrs. Thora Rothlisberger of Phx, Mrs. Glenna Burk of Mes, Mrs. Merla Jarvis of Taylor and Mrs. Eunice Johnson of Kingston, AR; three sons, Melvin of Vacaville, CA, Delbert J. of Mesa and Gerald K. of Eagar; three brothers, Owen Bigelow of Eagar, Elbert Bigelow of Sandy, OR, and Roy Bigelow of Mesa; two sisters, Mrs. Lillian Lawlor and Mrs. Elmira Packard, both of Mesa; 42 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Burial was in Eagar Cemetery. Aug. 6, 1967.

HALL, Dana O.

75, was born in Great Bend, Ohio. He came to Arizona from New Philadelphia, Ohio. Wife, Alma; sons, Glenn of Dover, Ohio; Dean of Mount Vernon, Ohio; Dale of Chicago; daughter, Mrs. Joseph ECKFELD of Long Beach, California; brother, Clyde HALL, sister, Mrs. Hazel HUGHES, both of Phoenix; three brothers and a sister out of state. Burial in Memory Lawn Cemetery. Published in the Arizona Republic 9/24/1967.

HALL, Donald E., Sr.

51, was a native of Wolcott, Indiana, and came to Phoenix in 1961 from Gary, Indiana. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Army. Wife, Gloria; children, Connie HALL, Zella ROCKSTADT, Donna HALL, Robert John, Dale, Gerald, Anna BOSTROM, Phena McCOLLOM; Donald E., Jr., and Michael; sister, Hazel SKAGGS. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. 9/10/1967.

HALL, Irvin A.

Eagar -- Services for Irvin A. Hall, 60, who died Monday, Aug. 7, 1967. in a one-car accident on a country road south of Springerville, were at the Eagar Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Burial in Eagar Cemetery. Nettz Mortuary in Springerville. Mr. Hall, a cattleman and rancher, was president of the Ashley Hall Family Organization, former president of the Second Quorum of the Elders of the St. John's Stake and former superintendent of the Mutual Improvement Association. Survivors include his son, Billy Jack of Missouri; two sisters, Mrs. Lula Crosby of Scottsdale and Mrs. Irene Platt of Paradise Valley; Avard and Theron of St. Johns, and Reed of Eagar. The AZ Republic, Thurs., Aug. 10, 1967.

HALL, Luther E.

71, was born in Jacsboro, Texas, and came to Arizona in 1943 from Pueblo, Colorado. Daughter, Mrs. Dorothy GIBSON of San Diego; brother, D. B. of Pueblo; sister, Mrs. Catherine MURRAY and Mrs. Effie STOWELL, both of Stockton, Calif.; two foster children, Paul and Geneva BINKLEY, of Phoenix. Burial in Resthaven Cemetery, Glendale. Published in the Arizona Republic 9/21/1967.

HALL, Stephen William

(NOT AN OBITUARY) receives scholarship, see Sandra LaVerne WALMSLEY, Melville H. HASKELL and Howard Melville HANNA. 9/3/1967.

HAMES, Levi, Jr.

A murder charge filed against a Phoenix woman in the fatal shooting of her common law husband was dismissed May 17, 1967, following a preliminary hearing into the accusation. She is Luerena Morgan, 24, who originally was charged with assault with a deadly weapon following the shooting April 8, 1967, of Levi Hames, Jr., 36, at the home they shared at 1753 E. Monroe. Hames died April 22 and the assault charge was replaced by the murder charge. Miss Morgan testified that she shot Hames because he had beaten her for two hours and she feared for her life. 5/18/1967.

HAMILTON, William Eugene

survived by parents Mr. and Mrs. William B. HAMILTON, Scottsdale; brother, Robert E. HAMILTON of Greenville, South Carolina; sister, Miss Beaverly Jean HAMILTON of Scottsdale; grandparents, Mrs. Mena HEATON, Indianapolis, Indiana. Arrangements pending. Published in the Arizona Republic 9/30/1967. (funeral announcement only. No other information)


Louis Hammer, 70, manager of the Palms Hotel since 1952, died Sat., May 13, 1967, in Good Samaritan Hospital. He was born in Poland and moved to Phoenix in 1952 from San Francisco. He was a life member of a Masonic lodge in San Francisco. Survivors include a brother, Sig, of San Jose, CA; two sisters, Mrs. Celia Goldberg of Phx and Mrs. Henia Burzyn of Israel. Graveside services were in Beth Israel Cemetery. 5/16/1967.

HANCOCK, William
Arizona Pioneer

Taylor -- Wiliam Hancock, 83, an Arizona pioneer who was born in Taylor and lived most of his life here, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 1967, in his home. Mr. Hancock as a young man hauled supplies by wagon from Holbrook to Whiteriver. From 1916-1931 he was foreman of the Whiteriver Sheep Co. He then worked for the Tom Pollick Sheep Co. in Flagstaff and Chino until 1941 when he began work for Charles Willis and Gunnar Thude Sheep Co. He retired there in 1957. Mr. Hancock was an elder in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints here. Services in the LDS church here. Burial in Taylor Cemetery. Alcorn Mortuary in Holbrook made the arrangements. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Emily Baldwin and Mrs. Afton Kay, both of Taylor; Mrs. Leah Standifird and Mrs. Stella Ozment, both of Winslow; three sons, Joseph C. of Mesa, James B. of Taylor, and Ferris W. of Phoenix; three sisters, Mrs. Ida Wakefield of Phoenix and Mrs. Rose Pearce and Mrs. May Brimhall, both of Taylor; two brothers, Arthur of Taylor and Ernest of Gilbert; 32 grandchildren and 60 great-grandchildren. Sat., Aug. 12, 1967.

HANNA, Howard Melville

(NOT AN OBITUARY) scholarships donated in the name of Howard Melville HANNA by Melville H. HASKELL of the Rincon Stock Farm in Tucson. HANNA was HASKELL's grandfather who was prevented by ill health from studying medicine. HANNA contracted tuberculosis during the Civil War. 9/3/1967.


Youngtown -- Funeral services for Alvah Haneline, 75, of 75th Avenue and Grand, were in Lundberg's Sunland Chapel, Sun City. Burial in Sunland Memorial Park, Sun City. Mr. Haneline died yesterday, Aug.17, 1967, in St. Joseph's Hospital. Born in Johnson County, Illinois, he came to Arizona in 1963. He had worked as a retail grocer in Metropolis, Illinois, for 25 years before retiring to Arizona. Survivors include his wife, Orpha; a son, Alvah, Jr., of Goodyear; two daughters, Mrs. Donald Norris of Reseda, Calif., and Mrs. Donald Lynn, of Metropolis, Ill.; a sister, Mrs. Etta Comr of Cape Girardeau, Missouri; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Golden Door Chapel, 11211 Michigan Ave., Youngtown. The AZ Reputlic Monday, August 28, 1967.

HANSEN, Vivian B.

(funeral announcement only)
Vivian B. Hansen passed away in Missoula, Montana. Beloved wife of James, Mesa; mother of Mrs. Janet Henry, Lander, Wyoming, Miss Kristisen Hansen, Tempe, James B., Vandenberg AFB, Calif. Arrangements Desert View Chapel, M. L. GIbbons Mortuary, 9702 E. Apache Trail, Mesa. The Arizona Republic Sat., Aug. 12, 1967.


23 Mar 1901 - 31 Jul 1967
Herman Hansford, 66, a native of Arizona, died July 31, 1967, in a rest home at 2914 W. Rose Lane. Mr. Hansford, of 1914 W. Granada, was born in Phoenix and was manager of a motor supply parts company for 35 years. He was a member of the First Free Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Luella; a daughter, Mrs. Luella (Midge) Culver of Phx; a son, John (Jack) Hansford, of Torrance, CA; three sisters in Phx, Mrs. Lola M. Miller, Mrs. Nellie McNamee and Mrs. Ann Rolan; another sister, Mrs. Hattie Price, San Diego, CA; and a brother, Joe Hansford, Hatch, NM; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Burial in Greenwood Memorial Park. Aug. 1, 1967.

HANSON, Victor R.

Willcox -- Private services for Dr. Victor R. Hanson, 50, who died Thursday, Aug. 10,. 1967, at Tucson, were at Westlawn Chapel. Burial has not yet been announced. Dr. Hanson was a member of the VFW, the American Medical Association, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, International Pilots Association, and Kiwanis. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean conflict. Dr. Hanson was born in Gonwick, Minnesota, and came here five years ago from Michigan. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy, three sons, Richard, Ronald and Kenneth and two daughters, Laurel and Victoria, all of Willcox; and a brother out of state. The Arizona Republic Sat., Aug. 12, 1967.

HARBORT, Robley B.

58, Coolidge, was a professional piano player, known here as Robert WINGFIELD. No known survivors. Published in the Arizona Republic 9/28/1967.

HARBOUR, Richard S.

Globe -- Richard Shinn Harbour, 40, of 291 N. Broad St., died Monday, July 31, 1967, at home. Mr. Harbour, a laboratory technician at Inspiration Consolidated Copper Co., was born in Twin Falls, ID, and moved to Glboe 3 1/2 years ago. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion. Survived by his wife, Connie; a son and three adopted children, all of Salt Lake City, UT. Services and burial were in Ogden, UT. Wed., Aug. 2, 1967.


Central Heights -- Max H. Harden, 63, of 404 McKinney Ave., died Wed., Aug. 30, 1967, in his home. He was a truck driver for Copper Cities Mining Co. and was born in Mexico, MO. He moved to Arizona 25 years ago and was a member of the Salvation Army. Burial in Pinal Cemetery. Wife, Edna; son, Clarence, of Globe; daughters, Clarice PERKINS of Phoenix and Emeline HARDEN of Central Heights; half-brother, James HANFORD, of Phoenix; and five grandchildren. Burial in Pinal Cemetery. Sept. 1, 1967.

HARDING, Minnie E.

89, was born in Seriven County, Georgia. Son, William A., Mulga, Ala.; daughters, Margaret BROWN of Mulga, Dela DOLIFKA of Stanfield, Elsie LEFLER of Mesa, and Mrs. Audrey MASSEY of Roanoke, VA. Published in the Arizona Republic 9/24/1967.

HARER, John Sherman

John Sherman Harer, 62, who had been a meat cutter in his native Phoenix, died Wed., Aug. 30, 1967, in a hospital here. Mr. Harer, 631 S. 19th Ave., was a charter member of Elks Lodge 1961 in Glendale. Survivors include a son, John R. of Florissant, MO; a brother and a sister out of state; and four grandchildren. Burial in Memory Lawn Cemetery. Sept. 1, 1967.

HARPER, Effie Edna

headstone Glendale -- Effie Edna Harper died Sunday, August 27, 1967, in Northwest Hospital. A native of Los River, West Virginia, Mrs. Harper had lived in Glendale since March 1915. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include her son, James W. Harper of Glendale; two brothers, Lester and Charles Garrett, both of West Virginia; a sister, Mrs. Robbie Stewart of Glendale; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Graveside services in Glendale Memorial Park. Grimshaw's Bethany Chapel. The AZ Republic Tuesday, August 29, 1967.


20 Jan 1906 - 13 Aug 1967
James E. Harrington, 61, who owned the Harrington TV Service in Garden City, MI, before moving to Phoenix in 1963, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 1967. Mr. Harrington, 3510 W. Glendale, was a member of an Odd Fellows lodge in Garden City. He was born in Cremo, W. VA. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy G.; a son, Jack M. of Phoenix; three daughters, Mrs. Judy Beatty of Phx, Mrs. Naomi Roberts of Garden City, Mrs. DOrothy Orzech of Detroit; and seven grandchildren. Burial in Memory Lawn Cemetery. 8/15/1967, p. 17.

HARRISON, Myrtle Arizona

20 Nov 1892 - 21 Aug 1967
Coolidge -- Myrtle Arizona Harrison, 74, died Monday, Aug. 21, 1967, in Pinal County General Hospital at Florence. Mrs. Harrison was born in Searcy, AR, while her parents were en route to Arizona and was named in honor of the state which was to be their future home. However, the parents did not complete their journey to Arizona. Mrs. Harrison herself came to Arizona in 1950 and to Coolidge in 1960. Only known survivors are two nephews out of state. Cremation Greenwood Memorial Park, Phx. Aug. 23, 1967.

HARRITY, Aileen Brenon

72, of Hyde Park, New York. Published in the Arizona Republic 9/24/1967.

HARTWIG, Nellie Ann

Nellie Ann Hartwig, 83, died Thurs., Aug. 3, 1967, in a local hospital. Mrs. Hartwig, 7036 N. 14th Pl., moved here from Davenport, IA, in 1960. She attended Grace Lutheran Church in Phoenix. Survived by a daughter, Mrs. Norbert Binder of Phoenix; a son, Clarence E. of Thomaston, ME; a brother and sister out of state; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services and burial were in Davenport. IA. Aug. 5, 1967.

HARVEY, Charley Luther

52, of Tolleson, was born in Hamlin, Texas, and moved to Tolleson 28 years ago. Wife, Juanita; daughters, Mrs. Leo BREEDLOVE of Wilmington, Calif., Mrs. Raymond RIVELA of Memphis; son, Jerry D. of Avondale; sisters, Sarah HAMPTON of Phoenix and Mattie HUNT of Los Angeles. Published in the Arizona Republic 9/28/1967.


Necie Harvey, 75, died Thurs., Sept. 28, 1967, in her daughter's home, 6105 W. Indianola. Mrs. Harvey was born in Grand Cane, LA., and moved to Phoenix three years ago from Chicago. She was a member of the First Institutional Baptist Church here. Daughter, Mrs. Bernice HEDRICK and a granddaughter, Iris HEDRICK, both of Phoenix. Burial in Chicago. Published in the Arizona Republic 9/30/1967.

HASKELL, Melville H.

(NOT AN OBITUARY) of the Rincon Stock Farm in Tucson, donated scholarships in the name of his grandfather, Howard Melville HANNA. see Stephen William HALL, Sandra LaVerne WALMSLEY, and Howard Melville HANNA. 9/3/1967.


81, was born in Czechoslovakia and resided in Phillips, Wisconsin. He moved here eight years ago. Wife, Bessie; sons, Fred, of Tomahawk, Wisconsin and Carl of Phillips; daughters, Mrs. Bessie THOMAS of Rochelle, Ill.; Mrs. Olga MYERS of Milledgeville, Ill.; and Georgia HATINA of Phillips. Published in the Arizona Republic 9/23/1967.

HATTER, Elsie Mae

Sun City -- Elsie Mae Hatter died Thurs., May 4, 1967, in her home at 10441 Cumberland Dr. She was a retired bookkeeper and came to Sun City six months ago from Cedar Rapids, IA. She was a native of Des Moines. She was past matron of Marengo Chapter No. 123 Order of Eastern Star in Iowa and also belonged to Sun City Methodist Church. Survivors include herhusband, Byron S., and two brothers in Iowa. Services were in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 5/7/1967.


2 Jun 1872 - 2 Aug 1967
Eva A. Hauptley, 95, died Wed., Aug. 2, 1967, in a local rest home. Miss Hauptley, 2346 W. Monroe, moved here from Los Angeles 17 years ago. She was born in Sedalia, MO, where she taught elementary school until her retirement. She is survived by a cousin, Mrs. Ruby Mackey of Phoenix. Burial at Greenwood Cemetery. Aug. 4, 1967.

HAVINS, Catherine M.

Catherine M. Havins, 80, died Fri., July 28, 1967, in a local hospital. Mrs. Havins came to Peoria in 1919 from New Mexico and moved to Phoenix in 1951. She was born in Texas. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Edith Whitmire of Cleveland, TX, Mrs. Francis Lee of Portales, NM, and Mrs. Rachel Brewster of Peoria; four sons, Thomas of Chandler, Earl of Stayton, OR, and Acie and Robert of Phoenix; a sister, Mrs. Ellen Williams of Willcox; 31 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren. Burial at Resthaven Park. Wed., Aug. 2, 1967.

HAWKINS, Jessie,

59, moved to Phoenix 17 years ago from Texas. Survivors include sons, Jim and Jesse Jr., both of Phoenix; Matthew and Howard, both of Dallas; daughters, Willa JONES and Lonnie MASTERS, both of Dallas; a brother and three sisters out of state. Burial in his native Mount Pleasant, Texas. Published in the Arizona Republic 9/27/1967.

HAYNIE, Mary Elma

Mesa, 95; Douglas Cemetery 31 August 1967

Once Mayor of Gilbert

R. D. Hearne, 67, a former mayor of Gilbert who had resided the past 10 years in Yuma, died Aug. 21, 1967, in a Yuma hospital. Mr. Hearne moved to Gilbert in 1940 and served as mayor there in 1947. He had owned Hearne and Sons Complete Auto Service in Gilbert. He was born in Texas and was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Frances Manning of Mesa; three sons, Ronald of Yuma, Herman and Phil, both of St. Louis; a brother, Chuck out of state. Burial in Mesa Cemetery. Aug. 22, 1967.

HEATH, J. Richard

Funeral announcement only Greenwood Cemetery; 10 August 1967

HEATH, John G.

Mesa -- John G. Heath, 75, a retired farmer who moved here in 1938, died Sept. 29, 1967. He was born in Lamison, Ala, and was a member of the Church of Christ here. Wife, Luetta; sons, Carl T. of Mesa, and Elwood of Oceanside, CA.; daughters, Mrs. Oma Ruth TARPLEY and Mrs. Adell PACE, both of Phx; a brother and five sisters out of state; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Phoenix, Rev. Joe H. BOOTH, Sr., Church of Christ of Mesa, officiating. Arizona Republic 9/30/1967.

HEATON, Genevieve Irene

Scottsdale -- Genevieve Irene Heaton, 74, a housewife, died Fri., May 5, 1967, in a local nursing home. She was born in Spokane, Washington, and had lived in Scottsdale since 1960. She was a member of the Congregational Church and Order of Eastern Star in Seattle. Surviving are her son, Howard, Scottsdale; three daughters, Mrs. Virginia Suggs, Scottsdale, Mrs. Frances Helm, Portland, OR, and Mrs. Alice Stablein, Seattle; a sister out of state; and seven grandchildren. Cremation followed services in Messinger Mortuary Chapel. 5/7/1967.

HECKER, Julius R.

Julius R. Hecker, a retired Internal Revenue Service agent, died yesterday, August 19, 1967, in John C. Lincoln Hospital. Mr. Hecker, 76, lived at 4841 E. Fairmount. He was born in Hamburg, Iowa, and moved here in 1955. He is survived by his wife, Agnes; three daughters, Mrs. Jeanne Burt of Phoenix, Mrs. Dorothy Lockwood of Bellaire, Texas, and Mrs. Marilyn Schmitz of San Rafael, Calif.; a son, Robert D. of Sioux City, Iowa, and 10 grandchildren. Services and cremation private. Memorial service Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church, 402 W. Monroe. Family suggests contributions to the National Foundation for Asthmatic Children, Tucson. The Arizona Republic Sunday, August 20, 1967.

HEFLIN, Ruben M.

Farmington, NM -- Ruben M. Heflin died Wed. Aug. 16, 1967, in Kayenta. Mr. Heflin was owner of the Monument Valley Inn at Kayenta and had lived in northern Arizona for 30 years. He was a member of the Farmington Elks Lodge and the Shriners. Survivors include his wife, Mildred of Kayenta; daughters, Edith of Flagstaff, Nina and Sharon of Kayenta; foster son, Richard MIKE of Kayenta; a sister and a brother out of state. Burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. 8/22/1967.

HEISSER, Pfc. Kenneth Harold

Pfc. Kenneth Harold Heisser, 20, a casualty of the war in Vietnam, was burned in an explosion Easter Sunday and died May 5, 1967, in a hospital in Japan. He was born in Phoenix and attended Emerson Elementary School and graduated from North Phoenix High School in 1964. He enlisted in the Marines in January 1966 and went to Vietnam last September. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Heisser; two brothers, Robert and Ralph; a sister, Mary Ellen; and grandparents, Mrs. Olive I. Heisser and Mrs. Mae Coppinger, Phoenix, and Jess L. Coppinger, Oregon. Mass of Requiem was in St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church. Military graveside services at St. Francis Cemetery. 5/14/1967/


49, moved to Phoenix in 1953 from Iowa. He was born in Tudor, Alberta. Wife, Ida; sons, T.Sgt. Dean HEITMAN and Gary. Green Acres Cemetery, Scottsdale. 9/9/1967.


Services for Mrs. Clara Helmey, 90, who died Wednesday, July 26, 1967, in a local hospital, were at East Resthaven Cemetery. Mrs. Helmey, 53, of Roanoke was born in Humboldt, S. D. and had lived in Arizona 30 years. Survivors include two cousins, Mrs. Alma Boyd and Mrs. Marjorie Harvey, both of Goodyear. A. L. Moore and Sons Mortuary, 333 W. Adams, made arrangements. The AZ Republic Saturday, July 29, 1967.

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