A Few 1967 Arizona Obituaries

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

WADE, George Stanley

George Stanley Wade, 61, owner of Western Claims Service since 1961, died Sun., May 7, 1967, while visiting in Prescott. He was a member of Elks Lodge 335. He was born in Canada and moved to Phoenix in 1955 from San Francisco. Survivors include his wife, Anita; and a brother, Gordon L., of Sherman Oaks, CA. Cremation. 5/9/1967.

WADICK, Howard B.

Funeral services were in A. L. Moore & Sons Mortuary, 333 W. Adams, for Howard B. Wadick, 66, of 2310 E. Harvard. Burial in Greenwood Memorial Park. Mr. Wadick died Thursday, August 3, 1967, at Soda Buffet, 10 S. Seventh Ave., a cafe which he owned. He was a 10 year resident of Phoenix, coming here from Los Angeles. He was born in Lincoln, Nebraska. Mr. Wadick was a member of El Zaribah Shrine, Phoenix, and a World War II Army veteran. He is survived by a daughter, Lois Wadick, of South Bend, IN; half-sister, Mrs. Gertrude Bradford, Hollywood, FL; cousin of Mrs. Harry Swanson, Phx. Monday, 7 August 1967


Ira Wagman, 75, a barber who retired here five years ago, died Monday, May 8, 1967, in St. Luke's Hospital. He was born in Poland and moved to Phoenix six years ago from Detroit. Burial in Oak Park, Michigan. Survivors include his wife, Ida, and three sons and three daughters out of state. 5/10/1967.

WALCH, Wilbert H.

Wilbert H. Walch, 55, of 2307 E. Glenrosa, an x-ray technician for Phoenix Orthopedic Clinic, died Saturday in Good Samaritan Hospital. Mr. Walch was a 14-year resident of Phoenix. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He was a member of the Phoenix Power Squadron, a boating club. Funeral services were held in Mercer Mortuary, 1541 E. Thomas. Burial in Greenwood Memorial Park. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; a daughter, Mrs. Carlos Siders of Phoenix; his father, William Walch of St. Louis; and a sister, Mrs. Esther Stevens of St. Louis. AZ Republic Monday, Aug. 28, 1967, p. 31.

WALDREP, Dorothy

Mrs. Dorothy Waldrep, 45, who had been a secretary 10 years at Alhambra School before retiring in 1966, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 1967, in Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Waldrep was a member of the Wesleyan Guild at Asbury Methodist Church. Born in Fredonia, Kansas, she came to Casa Grande 22 years ago and resided there three years before moving to Phoenix. Services at A. L. Moore and Sons Mortuary. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Survivors include her husband, Alfred B.; a daughter, Cela Gay Waldrep; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold D. Cook of Independence, Kansas; a brother, Keith W. Cook of Phoenix; two other brothers and a sister out of state. Tuesday, August 29, 1967.

WALDRIP, Ella Margaret ,

Laveen 92 born in Weatherford, Texas; moved here nine years ago from Whittier, California. daughters, Areta CHEATHAM, Tina TOLLE; sons, Herbert, Jesse; sister out of state. Burial in Whittier, California. 19 August 1967

WALKER, Ivy E. ,

Prescott 77 born in Eddy, New Mexico; spent most of her life in the Big Bug Creek area near Mayer. daughters, Mrs. Floyd MURPHY, Mrs. Grant SIPES, Mrs. Joe EDWARDS, Mrs. Graham FRENCH; sons, Robert of Klamath Falls, Oregon, and Ted of El Cajon, California. headstone and more information here Mountain View Cemetery 18 August 1967


Mack C. Walker, 77, who came here in 1915, died Thurs., Aug. 31, 1967, in Chandler Community Hospital. He had been a farm worker. He was born in Woodland, Mississippi, and was a veteran of World War I. Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Mamie GREGG of Tempe, Mrs. Etta E. FRYE of Chandler and Mrs. Sallie BAKER of Morrow Bay, California; two brothers, Johnnie WALKER of Phoenix and Mitchell WALKER of Portland, Oregon. Military rites by the American Legion will be in Mesa Cemetery. 9/2/1967.


Pasadena, CA Tom Wallace, Sr., pioneer in radio nationally, died May 8, 1967, in California where he had been a resident for two months. He was a native of Bisbee, AZ, and graduated from the University of Arizona in 1922. He entered the radio business as early as 1918 when he sang on the first station in San Diego while serving in the Navy. In 1949, Mr. Wallace and the late Tom Brenneman received federal authorization for Radio station KTKT in Tucson, and Mr. Wallace came to Tucson to take over the operation in 1951. Survivors include his wife and a daughter, Mrs. Richard Finley, both of California; and two sons, George Wallace and Tom Wallace, Jr., both of Tucson; two sisters, Mrs. Charles Pickrell and Mrs. Dorothea Mahan, both of Tucson. 9 May 1967.

WALMSLEY, Sandra LaVerne

receives scholarship, not an obituary, named in the news, see Stephen William HALL, Melville H. HASKELL, and Howard Melville HANNA. 9/3/1967.

WALSH, James M.

Kearny -- Dr. James M. Walsh, 81, a physician who joined the staff of the United Verde Copper Co. in 1918 at Jerome, died Sept. 21, 1967, in a Tempe hospital. After he graduated from the University of Michigan in 1908, he served briefly with the Wolverine and Mohawk Mining Co. before coming to Jerome. He left Jerome in 1933 for three years at Boron, CA, with Pacific Borax Co. He returned to Jerome until 1942 when he left to head the medical department of the U.S. Smelting and Refining Co. in Midvale, UT. Dr. Walsh helped open Marcus J. Lawrence Memorial Hospital at Cottonwood in 1945 and served four years as Pima Co Medical Officer. He was born in Prescott, Ontario. Survivors include his wife, Helen; a son, John of Jerome; daughters, Mrs. Helen MEALICK and Mrs. Harriet ARMER, both of San Jose, Calif.; a brother and a sister out of state; and nine grandchildren. Mass of Requiem was said in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Phoenix. Burial in the Clarkdale Cemetery. The Arizona Republic 9/22/1967.

WALSH, Thelma L.

Sedona -- Mrs. Thelma L. Walsh, 65, died in her home on Brewer Road here early Saturday morning, April 29, 1967, after a long illness. Funeral services tomorrow in the Sedona Home for Funerals. Burial in Sedona Memorial Park. Mrs. Walsh was born in Perry County, Missouri. She and her husband moved to Sedona in 1958 from Montecito, Calif. They owned and operated Hidden Treasures Antique Shop here. Mrs. Walsh is survived by her husband, Thomas H.; her mother, Mrs. Jessie Martin of St. Louis; and two brothers, Rawley of St. Louis and Noel of California. Published in The Arizona Republic Monday, May 1, 1967.

WALTERS, Marjorie J.

Marjorie J. Walters, 36, died Sat., Aug. 12, 1967, in her home at 2029 W. Tuckey. Relatives said she had an ulcer. She moved to Phoenix three years ago from Bloomfield where she had been employed as a cost accountant. She was born in Montclair, N.J. Survivors include a daughter, Debbie, of Phoenix, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Graham COCKEFAIR of Bloomfield. Services and burial were in Bloomfield, NJ. 8/15/1967.

WALTON, Alexander Gene

Services for Alexander Gene Walton, 44, of 710 S. Fourth St., will be Wednesday at Tanner Chapel, C.M.E. Church, Eighth Street & Jefferson. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park. Webber and Sons Mortuary, 1641 E. Jefferson. Born in Albion, Michigan, Mr. Walton came to Phoenix in 1931. He died Wednesday, May 10, 1967, in the Veterans' Administration Hospital here. He was a World War II veteran. Survivors include his wife, Joe Frances; three daughters, Mrs. Doris Moreland, Los Angeles, Marva and Terry, both of Phoenix; four sons, Richard, Patrick, Robert and Allen, all of Phoenix; four grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Evelyn Walton, Phoenix; four sisters, Mrs. Annie L. Lane, Mrs. Gladys Scott, Mrs. Ruth Vann, and Mrs. Phyllis Barrett, all of Phoenix and two other sisters out of state, Lilly May Smith, Irene Ratliff, Calif.. Published in The Arizona Republic Sunday, May 14, 1967.

WARD, Herbert W.

Sun City -- Herbert W. Ward , 10736 Peoria Ave., died Aug. 19, 1967, at Mountain View Pioneer Hospital in Youngtown. Mr. Ward was born in Spooner, Wisconsin, and moved to Arizona five years ago from Minneapolis, MN. He was a retired president of the Illinois Terminal Railroad in St. Louis, MO. He was a Mason and a member of the First Christian Science Church in Sun City. He was a member of the Minnesota Bar Assn and attended the Minnesota College of Law. Wife, Lillian E.; a son, Donald, of Minneapolis; two daughters, Mrs. A. C. SCHENDEL of Minneapolis and Mrs. Guy D. LARRABEE of Napierville, IL; two brothers and a sister out of state; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Cremation at Greenwood Memorial Park. 20 August 1967

WARD, William

Glendale -- William Ward, 49, died May 11, 1967, in a Phoenix hospital. He had been a self-employed landscape gardener. He moved to Glendale 10 years ago from Tucson. He was born in Tennessee. Survivors include a brother, Cycle, of Pulaski. Services and burial were in Pulaski, TN. 5/12/1967.


Mary Ida Washburn, 62, a telephone receptionist the past 12 years for the Phoenix school system, died Sunday, May 14, 1967, of injuries suffered in a traffic accident. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Clay HOWELL of Patagonia; a sister, Mrs. Blanche JENNINGS of Phoenix; another sister in Los Angeles; and two grandchildren. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery with the Order of Eastern Star officiating. 5/16/1967.


Tolleson -- Services for Charles Ray Waterhouse, 72, who died in his home Sunday, August 6, 1967, were held at Cannon Funeral Home in Goodyear. Mr. Waterhouse was born in Essex, Connecticut, and was a veteran of World War II. His only known survivor is a daughter, Mrs. Madeline Barton, of Old Lyme, Connecticut. Cremation followed the service and ashes were sent to Old Lyme. The AZ Republic Friday, August 11, 1967.


Scottsdale -- James W. Waterman, 49, owner of the Desert Star Cocktail Lounge, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 1967, of a heart attack en route to Scottsdale Baptist Hospital Mr. Waterman, 3231 N. 63rd Place, had been employed by the Santa Fe after moving here in 1942 from Milwaukee. After leaving the railroad ten years ago he operated the restaurant at Thunderbird Bowling Lanes. He owned the cocktail lounge the past two years. He was born in South Dakota. Survivors include his wife, June; sons, Kenneth of Phoenix and Ronald of Milpitas, California; mother, Mrs. Emma HEIL of Owens, Wisconsin; four brothers, Frank of Menomee Falls, Wis., Melvin, Wayne, Robert; and three sisters Marjorie and Virginia, all from Milwaukee and sister, Delores Morgan (?), Fond du Lac, Wisc. Services conducted by Pastor Charles Strubel, Messinger Mortuary Chapel. Interment Green Acres Cemetery. 9/1/1967.

WATERS, Robert Eugene,

47, was a veteran of World War II and the Korean conflict. He was born in Meadville, PA, and came to Arizona four years ago. Wife, Joan; son, Robert; daughter, Diane, all of Phoenix; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene WATERS of Stoneboro, PA; a brother and sister out of state. BUrial in Stoneboro. Published in the Arizona Republic 9/28/1967.


Emma Watkins, 78, who came to Douglas in 1906 from Texas, died at Beatitudes Rest Home Tues., May 2, 1967. Mrs. Watkins was the widow of L. H. Watkins who had been in the mining equipment business in southern Arizona. They had resided in Douglas, Nogales, and Carlsbad, NM. He died in 1954. Mrs. Watkins was born in California. She was a member of Trinity Cathedral and Chapter A of PEO. She is survived by a son, Allyn, of Phoenix; four grandchildren. Services were in Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 100 W. Roosevelt. 5/4/1967.


Services for Mrs. Jo A. Watts, 28, who died Saturday, Aug. 5, 1967, in Maryvale Hospital, were at Hansen Mortuary, 8314 N. Seventh Ave. Cremation followed. Mrs. Watts was born in Decatur, Illinois, and moved here 10 years ago. She was a member of the Methodist Church and lived at 5622 W. Monterosa. Survivors include her husband, James; two sons, John and Tommy; her mother, Mrs. Mabel Walton, all of Phoenix, and her father, Homer Walton of Pontiac, Illinois. Wednesday, August 9, 1967.

WEATHERLY, James Boston

James Boston Weatherly , 79, who spent the past 20 winters in Phoenix, died Aug. 23, 1967, in Van Nuys, CA. Mr. Weatherly, a native of Bentonville, AR, and a retired farmer, is survived by two sons, Charles of Phoenix and Jimmie of Paso Robles, CA; three daughters, Mrs. Edna Spencer of Panorama City, CA, Mrs. Evelyn Abel of Ventura, CA, and Mrs. Ellen Bohannon of Corning, CA; five brothers out of state; 10 grandchildren; and nine gr-grandchildren. 24 August 1967

WEAVER, Thomas L.

Avondale -- Thomas L. Weaver, 52, who owned and operated Tom's Radiator Shop for five years, died Wed., Aug. 2, 1967, in a Phoenix hospital. He was born in Okemah, Oklahoma; moved to Phoenix in 1941 and to Avondale in 1964. Survived by his wife, Mabel; two daughters, Mrs. Jeanenne DOWNING of Farmington, NM, and Mrs. Glenda JORDAN of Cashion; two sons, Thomas T. of Phx and Johnny at home; sisters, Mrs. Lottie WHITCHURCH and Mrs. Vivian McCORMACK, both of Phx; and nine grandchildren. Burial in Greenwood Memorial Park. Published Aug. 4, 1967.

WEBER, Adam P.

83, was born in Madison, Wisconsin, and moved to Phoenix in 1929. Wife, Helen; sons, Arthur, Raymond, Joe, Charles, Philip, Carroll; daughters, Mrs. Benjamin DILLARD, Mrs. Donald LUSK, Mrs. Patrick CUMMINGS, Mrs. Edward ROBINSON; a sister out of state. Burial in St. Francis Cemetery. 9/6/1967.

WEBER, Shirley Irene,

45, was born in Duluth, Minnesota, and moved to Phoenix in 1960 from Cloquet, Minnesota. Husband, Carl; son, Mike; daughters, Judith HENDRIX and Pamela WEBER; father, Joseph RIBADEAU of Duluth; two brothers out of state. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. 9/6/1967.

WEBER, William ,   Advertising Director
Weber Rites To Be Held In Illinois

William Weber, 72, art advertising director 45 years for the Cudahy Co. in Chicago before retiring to Phoenix in 1962, died Tuesday in Good Samaritan Hospital. Mr. Weber, 3401 E. Onyx, attended the Naval Academy at Annapolis and served as an ensign aboard the battleship New Hampshire in World War I. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston. He was born in Portland, Oregon. Survivors include his wife, Jeanette, a daughter, Mrs. Paul J. Nichols of Phoenix; a son, William P. of Colorado Springs; two sisters out of state; and five grandchildren. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today in A. L. Moore and Sons Mortuary, 333 W. Adams. Services and burial will be Saturday in Wilmette, Illinois. Published in The Arizona Republic August 31, 1967.

WEEKES, Edgar T., Jr.

Edgar T. Weekes, Jr., 56, manager of a Goodwill Industry Store here two years, died Wed., Sept. 20, 1967, in his home, 5740 Calle Del Paisano. Mr. Weekes was born in Nebraska and came to Phoenix in 1957 from California where he had been a real estate salesman. He had been a salesman for the O'Malley Real Estate Co. and business manager for the Tuxhorn Enterprises here. He was a member of Valley Presbyterian Church and a veteran of World War II. Wife, Catherine; two sons, Edgar III of Scottsdale and Harlan of Hawaii; two daughters, Candace WEEKES of Tucson and Mrs. Dusty WALKER of Hawaii; mother, Mrs. Harriet V. WEEKES; sister, Mrs. Bernice CHAMBERLAIN, both of Phoenix; and two grandchildren. Services were in Green Acres Mortuary with cremation following. The Arizona Republic 9/22/1967.

WEEKS, Margaret L. ,

Phoenix; 21, Born in Port Chester, N. Y.; came to Arizona 16 years ago. parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles WEEKS; brother, Charles, Jr.;Entombment in Greenwood Mausoleum. 10 August 1967

WEIRUP, Kathy Ann,

came to Phoenix one year ago from her native Maqoketa, Iowa. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leo WEIRUP; three brothers; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. WEIRUP of Delmar and Mrs. Hilda EHL of Sprague, Iowa. Burial in Maqoketa, Iowa. 9/5/1967.

WEITING, Earl Franklin,

Earl Franklin Wieting {sic}, 48, who had been in the swimming pool sales business since he moved here in 1957 from Grand Rapids, Michigan, died yesterday in Phoenix VA Hospital. Mr. Weiting, 6245 N. 15th St., had been sales manager for Mullen Pools before he owned the Frontier Pool Co. from 1959 to 1963. Recently he had been a salesman for the Blue Haven Pool Co. He served in the Marines in World War II. Services tomorrow in A. L. Moore and Sons Mortuary, 333 W. Adams, with military honors by Luke AFB. Cremation will follow. Survivors include his wife, Nancy; a daughter, Mrs. Gail Brody; and a son, John R. Jutkins, both of Chicago; two sisters and two brothers, all in Illinois; and five grandchildren. Published in the Arizona Republic Wednesday, May 3, 1967.


Prescott -- Clyde B. Weller, 83, died Mon., May 15, 1967, at Yavapai Community Hospital. He was born in Rockford, Michigan, and came to Prescott 10 years ago from California. He was a retired Civil Service employe for the post office. He was a membr of the Trinity Presbyterian Church in Prescott. He is survived by a son, Rodney, Prescott; a brother, Elmer, of Rockford; a sister, Mrs. Bertha ADKINS, Anderson, IN; two grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery. 5/16/1967.


, 89, was born in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, and moved here in 1963 from Lakeworth, Florida. Daughter, Mrs. Jens JENSEN of Sun City; one brother and one sister out of state. Burial at Woodland Cemetery, Quincy, Illinois. 9/4/1967.


Mrs. Anna T. Wharton, 82, who came here 20 years ago when her husband was a vicar of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, died yesterday, Sept. 21, 1967, in St. Luke's Hospital. Mrs. Wharton, 2452 E. Amelia, first came to Kingman before moving to Phoenix. Born in New Haven, Conn., she came to Arizona from Missouri. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 100 W. Roosevelt. Cremation will follow. Mercer Mortuary made arrangements. Survivors include her husband, the Rev. George E. Wharton; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Rivers of Phoenix, Mrs. R. G. Smith of Boulder, Colorado; two sisters out of state; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Published in The Arizona Republic Friday, September 22, 1967.


Henry T. Wheeler, 53, 721 W. Moreland, died Thurs., Aug. 17, 1967, in Good Samaritan Hospital of injuries suffered in a Phoenix auto accident June 25, police reported. He was a member of Construction Workers Local 383 and was employed by the MK Construction Co. here. He moved to Phoenix eight years ago from Drew, MS. He was born in Cooper, Texas. Survivors include his wife, Minnie; a daughter, Emilie Ann WHEELER of Phx; five sons, Kerry, David, Grover, all of Phx, Kenneth of Williams and Larry in the Navy at San Diego; mother, Mrs. Mary WHEELER of Calhoun County, MS; brothers, Travis of Tucson and Wallace of Phoenix; a sister, Mrs. Mary Lee SMITH of Phx; five other brothers and three sisters out of state; five grandchildren. Masonic burial rites in Greenwood Cemetery. 19 August 1967

WHITE, Charles T.

Services for Charles T. (Whitey) White, 63, of 8215 N. 9th St., will be tomorrow in Hansen Mortuary's Sunnyslope Chapel, 8315 N. 7th St. Mr. White died Saturday, April 29, 1967, in a Phoenix hospital. He was a sales representive for Kraft Foods. A native of McMechen, West Virginia, he came here 19 years ago. Surviving are his wife, Nellie; a son, Ronald, in the Air Force; and a sister out of state. The Arizona Republic Monday, May 1, 1967.

WHITE, Donald M., Jr., Pfc.

Pfc. Donald M. White, Jr., 18, was killed in action Sept. 10, 1967, in Vietnam. He enlisted in the Army after he graduated from Maryvale High School last year. He had been in Vietnam six weeks. He was born in Lincoln, ME, and resided 12 years in Phoenix. Parents Mr. and Mrs. Donald M. WHITE, Sr.; sisters, Mrs. Steve FRANKLIN, Muriel, and Carolyn WHITE, all of Phoenix; grandparents, Mrs. Dora SHEAFE of Bangor, ME, and Mrs. Minnie GRASS of Lincoln. Burial with military honors was in Arlington National Cemetery. The Arizona Republic 9/27/1967.

WHITE, Florence C.

Peoria -- Mrs. Florence E. White, 90, an Arizona resident for 30 years, died yesterday (July 28, 1967) in Evans Rest Home in Glendale. mrs. White, 49 W. Monroe, was born in Decatur, Texas, and moved to Arizona from Rocky, Oklahoma. She was a member of the Southern Baptist Church in Rocky. Services were at Brazill-Whitney Mortuary, 5754 W. Glenn in Glendale. Burial in Rocky, Oklahoma. She is survived by two sons, Jesse of Glendale and Willis of Cordell, Oklahoma; four daughters, Mrs. Charlene Hobbs of Peoria, Mrs. Pauline Morris of Chandler, Mrs. Lula Treadaway of Rocky, and Mrs. Beulah Skelley of Colorado Springs, Colorado; 16 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren. AZ Republic Saturday, July 29, 1967.

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