A Few 1967 Arizona Obituaries

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

JACOBSON, Kathryn V.

Mrs. Kathryn V. Jacobson, home service director for the Salt River Project from 1965 until her retirement in 1966, died Friday, May 5, 1967, in Houston, Texas. Mrs. Jacobson, 53, of 4235 E. McDowell, became home service director for the proejct the year she arrived in Arizona from Omaha, Nebraska. She was a member of the board of directors of the YWCA from 1962 until hre retirement. Services in the chapel in the Garden at Mercer Mortuary. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Survivors include her husband, Virgil K.; her mother, Mrs. Hazel Miller of Phoenix, and a brother, Fred J. Miller of Scottsdale. Sunday, May 7, 1967.

JAMISON, Rodney A.

Payson -- Services for Rodney A. Jamison, 75, a carpenter, will be today in Payson Baptist Church. Burial will be in Payson Cemetery under the direction of Miles Mortuary of Miami. Mr. Jamison died Friday, May 5, 1967, in Payson Clinic Hospital. A native of Potter Valley, Calif., Mr. Jamison had lived in Payson for the past eight years. He is survived by his wife, Margie, of Payson; three sons, David of Payson and Allen and Donald, both living out of state; a daughter, Mrs. Myra Archer; three sisters and one brother, all living out of state; and 11 grandchildren. The Arizona Republic Monday, May 8, 1967.

JARVIS, Alphonse Jerome

Prescott -- Alphonse Jerome Jarvis, 54, was killed Friday night, May 12, 1967, in a one-car accident on Willow Creek Road. Mr. Jarvis was a native of Chicago and came to Prescott in 1961. He was self-employed as a cabinet maker and carpenter. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Virginia; one son, James, Kingman; one grandchild; five brothers out of state and his mother, Mrs. Myrtle Jarvis, Chicago. Mass of Requiem was in Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Private burial followed. 5/17/1967.

JARVIS, Kenneth H.

Kenneth H. Jarvis, 62, died Sat., May 13, 1967, in St. Joseph's Hospital. A 1927 graduate of the University of Vermont, Mr. Jarvis was in the grocery and construction business in Vermont and Massachusetts. He came to Phoenix in 1956 after retiring. Wife, Constance; daughter, Beverly Ann JARVIS, both of Phx; a brother, Raymond, and two sisters, Teresa SAFFORD and Helen AVERY, all of Burlington, Vermont. Requiem Mass was in Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial in St. Francis Cemetery. 5/15/1967.


Anton Jelarcic, 76, died Tues., May 9, 1967, in Phoenix Community Hospital. Mr. Jelarcic was a retired real estate salesman who moved to Phoenix in 1961 from Cleveland. He was born in Yugoslavia. He was a member of the Grand American Slovenian Catholic Union and was an Army Veteran of World War I. Survivors include his wife, Mary; two sons, Anthony of Cleveland and Roland in the Air Force; and three grandchildren. Mass of Requiem was said in SS Simon & Jude Catholic Church, 6351 N. 27th Ave. Burial in St. Francis Cemetery. 5/11/1967.

JENNINGS, Frances J.

Frances J. Jennings, 60, an Arizona resident since 1912, died Fri., Aug. 25, 1967, at Maricopa County Hospital. Miss Jennings was born in Kansas City, MO, and was a member of the Pentecostal Church. Survivors include three brothers, Charles and Ray Jennings of Phoenix and Newcome Jennings of Tonto Basin; and two sisters, Mrs. Blanche Durnal and Mrs. Evelyn Robinson, both of Phoenix. Burial at Greenwood Memorial Park. 8/27/1967.


Mrs. Artha Jessee, 57, a past president of Veterans of World War I Auxiliary Barracks 891, died Sept. 7, 1967, in Doctors hospital. She was born in Johnson County, Kentucky, and moved here in 1950 from Ashland, KY. She had been employed 10 years by the AZ Tuberculosis Assn before retiring in 1960. A sister, Mrs. Dennis GOLDEN of Phoenix, survives. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. 9/8/1967.

JESSUP, Thomas W.

58, a native of Bristol, Illinois, moved to Phoenix in 1943. Wife, Helen; sisters, Lillian BENDIGKELT, Banning CA; Vera CUMMINGS, Chicago; Alice EARLL, Evansville, Indiana; Diana C. JESSUP, Oak Park, Illinois; stepmother, Esther JESSUP also of Oak Park. 9/4/1967.


Mass of the Angels was offered for Diane Jimenez, 6, in Sacred Heart Church. Diane died Fri., May 5, 1967, in Memorial Hospital. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank JIMENEZ. Sister, Becky; brother, Johnny; grandmother, Mrs. Hermenia JIMENEZ. Burial in St. Francis Cemetery. 5/7/1967.

JOHNS, Jared Curtis

Safford -- Jared Curtis (Curt) Johns, 88, a Gila Valley resident since 1894 and a high priest in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died Wed., Sep. 6, 1967, while visiting a son in Bakersfield, CA. He was a native of Portage, Utah, and came to Thatcher 73 years ago. He farmed throughout the Gila Valley and quarried rock to build the LDS church in Thatcher. He was watermaster for the San Jose and Union canal companies. Surviving are five sons, Carl of Bakersfield, Jared of Blythe, CA, Edward of Mesa, Norman of Grant Station, CA, LaVon of Farmington, NM; two daughters, Mrs. Josie JACOBSON of Lakeside and Mrs. Ruth CLONTS of La Puente, CA; a brother out of state; and 26 grandchildren. Burial in Thatcher Cemetery. 9/8/1967.

JOHNSON, George D.

Services for George D. Johnson, a shop foreman for Arizona Western Manufacturing Corp. will be in Memory Lawn Memorial Park Chapel, 719 N. 7th Ave. Mr. Johnson, 53, died Friday, May 5, 1967, at his home, 250 S. 33rd Ave. He was born in West Farmington, Ohio, and moved here from Warren, Ohio, in 1950. He is survived by one brother and five sisters, all out of state. Grimshaw Palms Chapel, 334 W. Monroe. The Arizona Republic Monday, May 8, 1967.


Robert Johnson, 36, a member of Laborers Local 383, died Fri., April 28, 1967, en route to St. Luke's Hospital. He was born in Percy, Mississippi, and moved to Phoenix in 1951. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Willie Mae STEWART and Mrs. Bessie PERRY, both of Phx; and two sisters and three brothers out of state. Greenwood Cemetery. 5/4/1967.

JOHNSON, Virgil Elvin

Virgil Elvin Johnson, 68, a resident of Phoenix the past 30 years, died Sunday, August 27, 1967, in a Phoenix hospital. Mr. Johnson, 6214 S. First St., was born in Missouri and moved here from there. Services were in South Phoenix Sunset Chapel, 7027 S. Central. Burial was private. Survivors include two sons, Orin O. of Las Vegas and Marvin P. of Phoenix; four daughters, Mrs. Clara Hicks of Redlands, Calif., Mrs. Martha Dennis, Mrs. Esther Pritchard and Mrs. Mary Copeland, all of Phoenix; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The AZ Republic Tuesday, Aug. 29, 1967.


Buckeye -- Wiley R. Johnson, 71, a retired machinist, died Wed., Sep. 6, 1967, in Phoenix VA Hospital. He was a Masonic lodge member in Cherry Valley, IL, and an Army veteran of World War I. He was born in Kentucky and made his home in Wadsworth, KS. He had been visiting friends in Buckeye two months. Survivors include his wife, Dorma; three daughters, Mrs. Julia Ramsey and Mrs. Austin Keithly, both of Battle Creek, MI, and Mrs. Lena Martin of Connersville, IN; two sons, Paul and Darwin; and a sister, all out of state. Burial in the national cemetery at Ft. Leavenworth, KS. 9/9/1967.

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