A Few 1970 Arizona Obituaries

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

CAGE, Dick

Scottsdale -- Dick Cage, 30, a floor covering installer the past four months for Apache Flooring, Inc., died Thurs., Jan. 1, 1970, in Watertown, N. Y. He was born in Globe and had lived in Scottsdale for eight years. He was an Air Force veteran and was affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene. Wife, Kay; sons, David and Christopher; daughters, Ronda and Venece CAGE; parents, Harold CAGE and Mrs. Reginald GREY; sisters, Lorraine SPRATT and Virginia DOTTS, all of Globe. Burial in Green Acres Cemetery. Published in the Arizona Republic 1/3/1970.

CAIN, Madeleine

Madeleine Cain, 76, who had taught in her native France, later in Wales and at the Warrenton Country School in Virginia, died Wed., Dec. 16, 1970, in Good Samaritan Hospital. Mrs. Cain came to Phoenix in 1945 from Indiana. Survivors include her husband, Ruel, and two sisters in France. Burial in Green Acres Cemetery, Scottsdale. 12/19/1970.


Buckeye -- Gordon Cameron, 65, died Sun., Mar 1, 1970, at his home. He was born in Downs, Washington and taken to Canada while still an infant. He came to Arizona from Bakersfield, California, in 1946 as a well drilling contractor and moved here the following year. He began farming in the Harquahala Valley in 1952 and continued both occupations until his retirement due to ill health in December 1968. Wife, Mary; daughter, Jean KEPLAR of Tucson; five sisters, Ethel RUSHING of Benson and four out of state. 3/4/1970.


Mesa -- James H. Cameron, 76, died Fri., March 6, 1970, in the Phx Veterans Hospital. He was born in Missouri and came to Arizona 14 years ago from Springfield, Missouri. He was a painter before retiring. Wife, Cora; six sons, Lee of Norwalk, CA, Earl of Kansas City, Joe, Howard, Bob and Eldon, all of Mesa; stepson, James TAYLOR of New York; two daughters, Shirley CAMERON of Mesa and Faye FERGULIO of Portland, OR; 19 grandchildren. Burial in Mountain View Memorial Park, Mesa. 3/7-8/1970.


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Mesa -- John B. Campolong, 69, owner of the J.B.C. Custom Tailor Co., died Feb. 28, 1970, at Mesa Southside Hospital. He was born in Italy and lived here 11 years. Survivors include his wife, Filomena I.; three sons, Joe, Eugene and Johnnny; one daughter, Louise Campolong, all of Clearfield, PA; one stepson, Angelo Iannuzzi of Mesa and one stepdaughter, Mrs. Irene D'Ambrosio of Phoenix; three sisters out of state and 25 grandchildren. Mass was at Christ the King Catholic Church, 1505 E. Dana. Burial in Mesa City Cemetery. 3/1/1970.

CANAAN, Herbert L.

(Funeral Announcement only) 1/3/1970.

CARRUTH, Carrus L.

2 Jun 1892 - 13 Dec 1970
Mesa -- Carrus L. "Mike" Carruth, 78, a longtime superintendent of electrical power installations for the Salt River Project, died Dec. 13, 1970. Mr. Carruth came here 51 years ago from Chattanooga, TN, and helped install the power lines from Mesa to Roosevelt Dam. Born in Dade County, GA, he attended the Hi-way Baptist Church. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Bethel Anderson of Mesa and a niece, Mrs. Don Robinson of Lakeland, FL. Burial in Mesa Cemetery. Tues., Dec. 15, 1970.

CASAS, Ramon N., Sr.

6 Aug 1885 - 1 Mar 1970
Ramon N. Casas, Sr., 84, died Sunday, March 1, 1970, in a Phoenix hospital. Mr. Casas was born in Congress and brought to Phoenix as a youth. He retired from the City of Phoenix streets Department in 1968 and was a member of the Arizona Pioneers Assn and Southside Benefit Club. Survivors include four sons, Ramon, Jr., Edward and Robert Casas all of Phoenix and Edward Perez of Chicago; a daughter, Molly Casas of Phoenix; and ten grandchildren. Mass was in St. Anthony Catholic Church, 909 S. 1st Ave. Burial in St. Francis Cemetery. 3/3/1970.

CHAPMAN, Norman C.

Norman C. Chapman, 54, owner of Chapman Motors on East Van Buren for 10 years before retiring in 1967, died Sun., Mar. 1, 1970, in a Phoenix hospital. Mr. Chapman was born in Buffalo and came to Phoenix 31 years ago from Gowanda, New York. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Mae Chapman of Gowanda; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Stella Wright of Phoenix and Mrs. Lois Marshall of Glendale; a brother, Richard W. Chapman, Gowanda, N.Y.; and five grandchildren. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. 3/3/1970.


Tempe -- Paula L. Chavez, 68, who came to Arizona in 1920 from her native Mexico, died Thurs., Dec. 10, 1970, in Tempe Community Hospital. She moved to Tempe in 1948 from Chandler. Survivors include her husband, Magdaleno M.; six sons, Magdaleno, Jr., of Phx, Isidro of Long Beach, CA, Manuel and Tony, both of Scottsdale, Mark and Ralph, both of Tempe; four daughters, Mrs. Concepcion Paiz of Guadalupe, Mrs. Paula Rodriguez, Mrs. Helen Chavarria and Lucy Chavez, all of Tempe; a brother, Marcial Lopez of Guadalupe; 29 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral Mass was in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 2121 S. Rural. Burial in St. Francis Cemetery. 12/12/1970.


Pola G. Chavez, 66, died Dec. 15, 1970, in a Phoenix hospital. She was born in New Mexico and came to Phoenix 38 years ago. Survivors include a son, Raymond of Phoenix; a daughter, Mrs. Bertha Olaiz of La Puente, CA; four sisters, Mrs. Isabel Rascon, Mrs. Tonie Sotelo, Mrs. Ethel Reyes, and Mrs. Rufina Garcia, all of Phoenix; two sisters out of state; and nine grandchildren. 12/16/1970.

CHOATE, Reuben E.

Reuben Edward "Joe" Choate, 61, who was a deputy Maricopa County Recorder around 1946, died Tues., Dec. 15, 1970. Mr. Choate was a salesman for Nelson Communications and was formerly employed by the Photostat Corp. in Arizona and New Mexico. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was born in Pontotoc, TX, and came to Phoenix in 1939 from Big Spring, TX. Wife, Lois; son, eddie G. of Phoenix; four daughters, Mrs. Jacque Hauke and Mrs. Gay Vines, both of Phoenix, Mrs. Lenore Busby of Palmdale, CA, and Mrs. Vada Roberts of Scottsdale; three brothers and three sisters out of state; and 13 grandchildren. 12/17/1970.

CLARK, R. James

R. James Clark, 43, owner of Ace Photocopying Service, Inc., died March 1, 1970, in St. Luke's Hospital. He was born in Corning, Canada, and came here in 1956 from Regina, Canada. He was a member of the Silver Trowel Masonic Lodge and the Society of Reproduction Engineers. Survivors include his wife, Laura; and two daughters, Mrs. Sue A. Enright and Sandra R. Clark, both of Phoenix; three sisters and two brothers out of state. Entombment in Greenwood Mausoleum. 3/2/1970.

CLARK, Lucille D.

Lucille D. Clark, 54, a receptionist at Ann's Reducing Salon in Phoenix, died Fri., March 6, 1970, of a heart attack. She was a member of the Supreme Emblem Club in Glendale. Survivors include her husband, Douglas H.; one son, Jim DAWSON of Montclair, CA; one sister out of state; and three grandchildren. Burial in Greenwood Memorial Park. 3/8/1970.

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