A Few 1967 Arizona Obituaries

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

MABREY, Sarah E.

99, came to Arizona in 1925 from Springfield, Missouri, and homesteaded in the Harquahala Valley west of Buckeye. She was born in Xenia, Illinois. Daughters, Mrs. Ada A. MONTGOMERY of Phoenix and Mrs. Avalie EICHENDORS of Wenatchee, Washington. Burial in Resthaven Cemetery, Glendale. 9/2/1967.

MacDONALD, Fred R., Sr.

Fred R. MacDonald, Sr., 67, a member of the Sun City Community Church, was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, and was a Masonic Lodge member in Auburn, MA. He had lived in Sun City fivve years. He was a retired molder for a bronze company. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth; sons, James and Fred MacDonald, Jr., both of Scottsdale; and two grandchildren. Burial in Green Acres Cemetery. 5/14/1967.

MACH, Joseph J.

Mesa -- Joseph J. Mach, 66, who had been a machinist 43 years for the Western Electric Corp in Chicago, died Tues., May 9, 1967, in Mesa Lutheran Hospital. Mr. Mach moved here six years ago from his native Chicago. He was a member of the Thunderbird Council of Western Electric Pioneers in Phoenix. Survivors include his wife, Rose; a sister and three brothers out of state. Mass of Requiem was said in Christ the King Catholic Church. Burial in Mesa Cemetery. 5/11/1967.


John J. Mackey, 69, 201 W. Highland, died Friday, May 5, 1967, in Good Samaritan Hospital. He was a native of Ontario and came here 11 years ago. He was a veteran of World War I and was an agent for Moore Realty Co. He belonged to St. Francis Xavier Church and the Knights of Columbus. Surviving are his wife, Laurence; a stepson, Warner Burritt, Tucson; two brothers and three sistersall out of state. Mass of Requiem was in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Burial in St. Francis Cemetery. May 7, 1967.

MADDY, James Robert

Sun City -- James Robert Maddy, 57, a civil engineer 30 years with the federal government, was a member of the United Church of Sun City . He moved to Sun City in 1962 from Los Alamos, N.M., after he retired from the Atomic Energy Commission. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma and was a Masonic lodge member in his native Enid, OK. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; a son, Dr. James A. Maddy of Lexington, KY; his mother, Mrs. James A. Maddy of Enid; and two grandchildren. Burial in Sunland Cemetery. 5/16/1967.

MAHON, John A.

Yuma -- Rosary for John A. Mahon, who died Sunday, April 30, 1967, in the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, was at Dixon's Yuma Mortuary. Mass of Requiem at St. Francis Catholic Church. Burial at Desert Lawn Memorial Park. Mr. Mahon was born in New York City and had been a resident of Yuma for the past 14 years. He was a member of the American Legion and an Air Corps veteran of World War II, having served in the Pacific. He was a retired representative of the Metropolitan Insurance Co. of Yuma. Surviving Mr. Mahon are his wife, Louise, and four sons, Shannon, John II, Joseph and Daniel, all living at home, and two brothers and one sister living out of state. The AZ Republic Wed., May 3, 1967.


61, was born in Wisconsin. Wife, Gladys; daughters, Eva MANLEY, Agnes MAHONEY, Esther ECKHARDT and Patricia MURPHY; three brothers. Burial in St. Francis Cemetery. 8/22/1967.

MALTBY, Louise T.

Louise T. Maltby, 75, died Wed., Sep. 6, 1967, en route to Doctors Hospital. She was born in Hutchinson, Kansas, and had been a Phoenix resident since 1938. Husband, Arthur L., Sr.; sons, Arthur, Jr., of Pensacola, FL, William of Los Alamos, NM, and Charles in the Army; a sister out of state. Cremation. 9/8/1967.

MANN, Charles

64, of Duncan, was a retired Phelps Dodge Corp. locomotive engineer. He was a native of Arkansas and came to Arizona 28 years ago. Wife, Retha; son, Charles; stepsons, John SEGRAVES and James SEGRAVES; daughter, Mrs. Billie Fay SUBER; stepdaughter, Mrs. Gertrude ZUMWALT; three sisters out of state. Burial in Duncan Cemetery. 9/7/1967.

MARAKAS, Alexandra J.

Services for Alexandra J. Marakas, 70, of 1301 N. First St., who died Tuesday, August 8, 1967, in Good Samaritan Hospital, were at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 333 E. Virginia. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Marakas, a native of Romania, came to Phoenix 30 years ago from Los Angeles. She was a member of the Greek Orthodox CHurch and of the Philoptos Society. Survivors include a son, Cmd George Marakas of the U. S. Navy; two sisters out of state, and a grandchild. AZ Republic Thurs., August 10, 1967.


Hobert Marberry, 59, a bus driver in Phoenix for six years, died Sunday, May 7, 1967, in Los Angeles General Hospital. He was born in Jonesboro, AR, and moved to Phoenix in 1926. He moved to Monrovia, CA, a year ago. Survivors include his wife, Marjorie; four sons, James L. Marberry of Phx, Aldus C. Winter of Willcox, Robert Marberry of Monrovia, and Leonard Marberry of Whittier, CA; two daughters, Mrs. Stella Goodland of Phx and Mrs. Ella Mount of Glendale; a brother, James, of Phx; two brothers in Oregon; 18 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. May 10, 1967.

MARDEN, Ralph B.

Ralph B. Marden, 73, a retired office manager of a construction firm here, died yesterday, May 4, 1967, in North Mountain Hospital. Mr. Marden, 12821 N. 24th St., moved to Phoenix 15 years ago from Hyannis, Massachusetts. He was born in Somerville, Mass., and was a Navy veteran of World War I. Services will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow in A. L. Moore and Sons Mortuary, 333 W. Adams. Cremation will follow. Survivors include his wife, Grace; a son, David, of Kendall Park, N. J.; a sister out of state; and two grandchildren. Published in The Arizona Republic Friday, May 5, 1967.


Chandler -- Funeral services for John Adolph Marien, 69, of 119 N. Ithaca Place, who died Saturday, Aug. 26, 1967, in Chandler Community Hospital, were in Bueler Mortuary, 14 W. Hulet Drive. A resident of Arizona since 1961, Mr. Marien was a native of Buxton, N. D. He was a retired farmer. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; four daughters, Mrs. Lorraine Solseng of Glendale, Calif.; Mrs. Elizabeth Lawson of New Brighton, Minnesota; Mrs. Cindy Dwiggins of Scottsdale and Sheila Marien of Chandler; and son, Bruce A. Marien, also of Chandler. Mr. Marien was a member of the Larimore Masonic Lodge of Larimore, N. D., and of the Keple Shrine Temple, Grand Forks, N.D. The AZ Republic Monday, August 28, 1967.

MARLOWE, Everett A.

Prescott -- Everett A. Marlowe, 83, native and liflong resident of Yavapai County, died Thurs., May 4, 1967, in Yavapai Hospital. He was born in Williamson Valley and was a retired forest ranger and rancher. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Louise A. Ihnen of Prescott; two grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery. May 6, 1967.

MARQUESS, Charles B.

Glendale -- Charles B. Marquess, 79, a long time Arizona resident, died May 6, 1967, in a Phoenix hospital. Mr. Marquess was a retired carpenter. He was a charter member of Glendale Lodge 1961 Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. A World War I veteran, he was born in Jacksboro, TX, and was brought to Arizona at the age of three weeks. Survived by his wife, Almira; two sons, Charles C. of Palm Springs, CA, and Frank, Phx; four step-daughters, Mrs. Mary Alice VanDeventer, Peoria, Mrs. Natalie Hittle and Mrs. Sally Anderson, both of San Diego, and Mrs. Bertha Barkley, Phx; a brother out of state; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. May 7, 1967.

MARTIN, Eliza Mae

Mesa -- Eliza Mae Martin, 66, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died Wed., May 17, 1967, in Golden Mesa Nursing Home. She had been employed as a dietitian for the Morris and Squibb Hospital at Safford before moving here in 1947 from Central. She was born in Central. Survivors include her husband, Clarence; five sons, Odell of Orange, TX, Cloyd of Scottsdale, Phil of Chula Vista, CA, A.D. of Mesa, and Ronald in the Navy; three daughters Mrs. Alice Stockton and Mrs. Wanda Dandridge, both of Mesa, and Mrs. Lue Deen Lisonbee of Chula Vista; two brothers, Joseph Allred of Mesa and Darus Allred of Logan, UT; five sisters, Mrs. Alice Dodge, Mrs. Dora Knudsen and Mrs. Delva Cluff, all of Mesa, and Mrs. Emily Shurtz of Phoenix and Mrs. Rhoda Overson of Central; 37 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Burial in Mesa Cemetery. 5/19/1967.


58, was born in Wise, VA, and moved to Phoenix 18 years ago from Pittsburgh. Husband, Cullen; daughters, Shirley MAIN of Buena Park, Calif., Peggy POPE of Lakewood, Calif.; five brothers and four sisters in Virginia. Burial will be in Forest Lawn, Calif. Published in the Arizona Republic 9/27/1967.


90, moved to Phoenix 48 years ago from El Paso. She was born in Mexico. Sons, Wilfred, Rosalio and Encarnacion; daughters, Inez LOPEZ, Grace VILLEGAS, Ruperta ORTEGAS. Burial in St. Francis Cemetery. 9/9/1967.

MASON, Paul V.

Mesa -- Paul V. Mason, 90, a retired wheat farmer and motel owner from Great Falls, MT., died May 15, 1967, in a Phoenix hospital. He moved here three years ago and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. He was born in Norway, Iowa. Survivors include his wife, Myrtle; two daughters, Mrs. Pauline Seek of Idaho Falls and Mrs. Margaret Leland of Great Falls; two brothers and four sisters out of state; 11 grandchildren. Cremation. 5/16/1967.

MATA, Florentina

67, moved here in 1955 from her native Rosenberg, Texas. Daughters, Maria MATA, Enedina MATA, Frances MATA, Teresa MATA, Julia SAMARIPPA, all of Cashion; sisters and a brother, all in Texas. Burial in Rosenberg. 9/9/1967.

MATA, Jose G.

Avondale -- Rosary for Jose G. Mata, 69, who died May 1, 1967, in a Phoenix hospital, will be in Cannon Funeral Home, 310 N. Litchfield, Goodyear. Mass of Requiem in St. John Vianney Catholic Church. Burial in Litchfield Park Cemetery. Mr. Mata, 520 Doris, had been employed at Garcia's Market. Born in Durango, Mexico, he came here in 1942. Survivors include his wife, Lydia; two sons, Ernest and Cliffy; two daughters, Juanita and Rosie Mata; three stepsons, Joe, Jessie and Robert, and a stepdaughter, Mary, all of Avondale. The Arizona Republic Tuesday, May 2, 1967.

MATHEWS, William R.

William R. Mathews, 44, died Sept. 24, 1967, at his home, 2016 W. Marlette. He was born in Utica, N. Y. and came here in 1957 from Chadwicks, N. Y. He was a purchasing agent for a local plumbing company and was a member of Christ Church of the Ascension and was a veteran of World War II. Wife, Patricia; son, David of Phx; mother, Mrs. Reva MATHEWS of Torrance, Calif.; grandmother, Dora RICH of Chadwicks, N.Y.; a sister out of state. Entombment in Greenwood Mausoleum. Published in the Arizona Republic 9/25/1967.


Buckeye -- A 19-year-old Mesa boy who was hunting jackrabbits with three other young people died last night (Aug. 13, 1967) from injuries received when the jeep he was driving overturned and rolled on top of him in the desert 30 miles west of Buckeye. Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies said David Mathis, 258 W. Ninth Place, was dead on arrival at Maricopa County Hospital. The Arizona Republic Monday, Aug. 14, 1967.

MAUMMA, Alicia T.

Mass of Requiem for Mrs. Alicia T. Maumma, 51, who died Thursday, August 3, 1967, in her home at 1329 1/2 W. Fillmore, was at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 909 S. First Ave. Mrs. Maumma was born in Los Angeles and moved to Phoenix a month ago. Funeral arrangements were made by Mortensen-Kings Funeral Center. Burial in St. Francis Cemetery. She is survived by her father, Pablo Tavares, and a brother, Alex, both of Los Angeles. The AZ Republic Tuesday, Aug. 8, 1967

MAUPIN, Marion Paul

Scottsdale -- Marion Paul Maupin, 47, a World War II veteran and owner of the Kinny Furniture Co., died August 19, 1967, in Phoenix VA Hospital. Mr. Maupin was born in Delta, CO, and moved to Arizona in 1955. He was a Mson. Survivors include his wife, Robbie L.; four sons, Mr. Paul, Jr., of Los Angeles, CA, and Roger, Bruce and Mark Hand, all of Scottsdale; five daughters, Mrs. Pamela Kilmer of Fairbanks, Alaska, and Deborah, Rebekah and Melanie Maupin and Janie Hand, all of Scottsdale; his parents, Fred A. Maupin of Long Beach, CA, and Mrs. Hazel R. Badgely of Los Angeles; and a brother out of state. Burial in East Resthaven Cemetery. 8/20/1967.

MAURIN, Joseph

Rosary for Joseph Maurin, 60, remodeling contractor who died Thursday, Aug. 10, 1967, in Village Green Nursing Home, was at A. L. Moore and Sons Mortuary, 333 W. Adams. Mr. Maurin, 3538 W. Portland, was born in Eveleth, Minnesota, and came to Arizona 23 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio. He was a member of the Moose Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Lucy M., and two daughters, Lois J. Maurin and Mrs. James L. Crownover, all of Phoenix; two sisters out of state, and three grandchildren. Interment St. Francis Cemetery. Sat., Aug. 12, 1967.

McBRIDE, Gladys B.

Scottsdale -- Gladys B. McBride died Wed., Aug. 30, 1967, in Scottsdale Baptist Hospital. Mrs. McBride moved to Arizona in 1961 from Whittier, CA. She was born in Webb City, MO. Survivors include her husband, Carl; and two sisters, Mrs. Lillie Cowan and Mrs. Beatrice Vincent, both in California. Cremation followed services in Green Acres Mortuary. 1 Sept 1967.


Leo P. McCampbell, 46, supervisor of the asphalt division of Standard Oil Co. for 41 years, died Sunday, April 30, 1967, in Doctors Hospital. Mr. McCampbell moved here three years ago from his native Whiting, Indiana. He was a member of the Sertoma Club in Scottsdale. He had been a Whiting city councilman and was president of the library board there for 22 years. Services in Paradise Chapel, 3934 E. Indian School. Cremation followed. Survivors include his wife, Helen; a son, Dr. Leo C. McCampbell of Roanoke Rapids, N. C.; a daughter, Mrs. Moses Dilts of Gary, Indiana; stepfather, William Isbell of Three Rivers, Michigan; a brother, Ralph McCampbell of Hammond, Indiana; a half brother, Raymond Isbell of Whiting; and seven grandchildren. The AZ Republic Tuesday, May 2, 1967.

McCAUGHEY, Orin Monroe

70, moved to Phoenix 30 years ago. He was born in Morris, Kansas. Wife, Mildred; sons, Ruel, Milton, Joe; daughter, Mrs. Sue PILLOW; two stepsons, William and Joe DAVIS. Burial in Olathe, Kansas. 9/9/1967.


Tempe -- Edna McClain, 71, a member of the First Baptist Church in North Platte, NE, died Sun., Sept. 24, 1967, in a Tempe Community Hospital. She moved here six years ago from North Platte, Neb. She was born in Lewis County, MO. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Neal K. WILLIAMS of Tempe; sister, Mrs. Allie HUGHES of San Diego. Burial in North Platte. Published in the Arizona Republic 9/26/1967.

McCLUER, Wesley O.

A 47-year-old Phoenix man apparently committed suicide late Saturday, Aug. 26, 1967, by hanging himself on a clothes line in his backyard, police said yesterday. Detectives said Wesley O. McCluer of 1631 E. Yale, No., 7, was found dead by his wife, Patricia. She told officers her husband was despondent. The Arizona Republic Monday, Aug. 28, 1967.

McCLURE, Merrill L.

Services for Merrill Lee McClure, 48, who died August 6, 1967, in Reno, Nevada, were at A. L. Moore & Sons Mortuary. Buial in East Resthaven Cemetery. Mr. McClure, 376 E. Alvarado, was a warehouseman and a retired Air Force master sergeant who served in World War II. He moved here in 1941 from Ohio where he was born. He was a member of the Moose Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Bernard; a daughter, Mrs. Marjorie Hoefflin of Phoenix; a son, Michael of Phoenix; a sister out of state and one grandchild. The AZ Republic Sunday, August 13, 1967.

McCONNELL, Porter Phillips

67, was born in Maryland and moved to Arizona 13 years ago from Wichita Falls, Texas. Wife, Emma; son, Max of California; daughter, Gloria KEESLING of Phoenix. Burial in Wichita Falls, Texas. 9/3/1967.


Tempe -- Hazel DeFries McCook, 76, a member of the First Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died Tuesday, May 2, 1967, in Mesa Hospital. Mrs. McCook had been active in her church. She was a member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers. Born in Fairview, UT. She came to Mesa in 1913 and had resided in Phoenix and Tempe since 1933. Survivors include a brother, Vaughn DeFries of Tempe and nieces and nephews. Burial in Mesa Cemetery. May 4, 1967.

McCURDY, Pearl

Pearl McCurdy, 66, a native of Oconee, IL, died Thurs., May 4, 1967, in Good Samaritan Hospital. She moved to Phoenix 16 years ago. Survivors include her husband, Harold, and two brothers and two sisters out of state. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. May 6, 1967.


Funeral services for Miss Terry Lynn McDonald, 23, of 4829 N. 28th Place, were in St. Barnabas of the Desert Episcopal Church, 7100 N. Mockingbird Lane, Paradise Valley. Burial in Greenwood Memorial Park. Miss McDonald was killed Saturday, August 12, 1967, in an automobile accident in Dixon, Calif. A 1967 Arizona State University education graduate, she was an alumnus of Scottsdale High School and had lived in the Valley since 1959. Surviving is her mother, Mrs. Barbara K. McDonald of Scottsdale; three brothers, Mark, Jeffrey, and Gregory, all of Scottsdale; and a sister, Mrs. Donald Vance of Phoenix. The Arizona Republic Aug. 14, 1967.

McDONNELL, Patrick J.

Requiem mass for Patrick J. McDonnell, 80, who died Friday, August 25, 1967, in St. Luke's Hospital, were in St. Matthews Catholic Church, 320 N. 20th Drive. Mr. McDonnell of 1601 W. Van Buren, a retired insurance agent, had been a Phoenix resident the past 20 years. He was born in Ireland. Burial in Holy Hope Cemetery, Tucson. Surviving is a niece, Mrs. Rose Murray of Chicago. The AZ Republic Monday, August 28, 1967.


Oren McDowell, 91, a former building contractor who resided in Phoenix since 1930, died Sep. 7, 1967, in a daughter's home here. He was born in Rome, Kansas, and moved here from Denver. He was a member of the Mission Drive Baptist Church. He and his late wife celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary in November 1965. Daughters, Mrs. Ralph EDWARDS, Mrs. Morris HODGSON, Mrs. Winona KIMMISH, Mrs. Gwen PHELPS; sons, W. R., R. R. and J. E. McDOWELL; 21 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren. Burial in Memory Lawn Cemetery. 9/8/1967.

McELROY, Dr. Lee V.

Sedona -- Dr. Lee V. McElroy, 68, died at his home Tues., Sep. 26, 1967. He was born in Wolfe City, Texas, and came to Sedona nine years ago. He was a retired physician. Wife, Carrie Belle; daughter, Mrs. Martha Lee MICHELL, Nashville, Tenn.; two brothers out of state. Services were at the First Baptist Church of Sedona. Burial in Sedona Memorial Park. 9/28/1967.

McGANN, Bart

Bart McGann, 73, who was awarded the Purple Heart in 1932 for wounds suffered in World War I, died May 12, 1967, in Georgian Court Nursing Home. Mr. McGann had been a conductor 49 years for a railway before retiring in 1963 and moving to Phoenix from Galesburg, IL. He was a member of the American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Melba; a son, John of Denver; two sisters and a brother out of state; and three grandchildren. Services and burial were in lewistown, IL. 5/13/1967.


Joe F. McGinnis, 59, a former employe of Fannin Butane Gas Co., died Mon., May 15, 1967, in a Phoenix hospital. He moved to Phoenix 12 years ago from Starbuck, Minnesota. He was born in Eureka Springs, AR. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Thelma M. Trotter of Phoenix and Marguerite McGinnis of Calumet City, IL. Graveside services were at Greenwood Cemetery, 2300 W. Van Buren. 5/17/1967.


75, a native of Texas, was a veteran of World War I and had lived in Safford since 1949. Wife, Alice; sons, Jaimer of Fresno, California, and James of Texas; daughters, Ophelia JUSTICE, Juanita FISHER JOHNSON, Lizie Mae RENTHRO, May Joe JOHNSON; three brothers and two sisters, all of Texas. Burial in the Safford Cemetery. 9/5/1967.

McINTOSH, Spec. 4 Randall L.

decorated member of the Fourth Air Cavalry in Vietnam, was killed in action in Vietnam August 11. East Resthaven Cemetery. 8/22/1967.

McKAY, Etta May

80, was a native of Barrie, Ontario, Canada, and had been a resident of Globe for 15 years. Sisters, Mrs. Emma CHRISTOPHER of Ontario; Mrs. Ethel LONGHURST of Chicago; Mrs. Nellie BARRETT of Toronto; granddaughter, Mrs. Marilee MONROE of Globe. Burial in Resthaven Cemetery at Central Heights. 9/2/1967.

McKNELLY, Delbert H.

Delbert H. McKnelly, 53, died Tues., May 2, 1967, in Phx VA Hospital. He moved here two years ago from Gary, IN. He was born in Louisville, IL. He was a former refinery operator for Cities Service Oil Co. in East Chicago, IN, and an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include a duaghter, Mrs. Marshall Bennett of Denver; a son, James, of Phx; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ira McKnelly of Louisville; a sister and two brothers in Illinois. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. May 5, 1967.

McLAIN, Wayne Lee

was killed in an automobile accident in Long Beach, California. Mother, Mrs. Betty MATTIX; father, Paul W. McLAIN of Orangedale, California; step-mother, Jacqueline; grandmothers, Gertrude REYNOLDS and Bessie SCOTT; two brothers and sisters, Paul and cathy of Phoenix and Ted and Rebecca of Orangedale. Burial in Memorial Lawn Cemetery. 9/10/1967.

McLEOD, Alexander J.

79, was born in New York City and moved to Phoenix in 1943. Wife, Mary; sons, Dr. Robert E. McLEOD, Phoenix and Dr. Allen J. McLEOD of Williston Park, N. Y. Burial in St. Francis Cemetery. Published in the Arizona Republic 9/23/1967.

McMAHON, Frank J.

Frank J. McMahon, 56, of 1309 W. McDowell, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 1967, in Good Samaritan Hospital. A 23-year resident of Phoenix, he was born in Akron, Iowa. Mr. McMahon was a dye head operator at Reynolds Metals for 13 years, retiring in 1965 due to ill health. Survivors include his wife, Lauretta; a daughter, Mrs. Virginia Griffin of Omaha, Nebraska; two sons, Vick G. and David F., both of Phoenix; three sisters and three brothers living out of state and 11 grandchildren. The Arizona Republic Monday, Aug. 7, 1967.

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