A Few 1970 Arizona Obituaries

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


Mesa -- Roy Galbraith, 90, the first portrait and commercial photographer in the city, died Friday, Dec. 18, 1970, in Mesa Hospital. Mr. Galbraith opened Galbraith Studios in 1918 and directed the business until his retirement in 1959. He was born in Johnsonville, IL, and moved to Phoenix from Fairfield, IL, where he owned a portrait studio. In Arizona, he worked on a survey group, helping to lay out the towns of GOodyear and Litchfield Park. He moved to Mesa in 1918 and sold pictures to Arizona Highways Magazine. He owned a patented claim in the Superstition Mountains that he worked in his spare time. Survivors include his wife, Elma; and a sister, Mrs. Catherine Leathers of San Fernando, CA. Private cremation followed services at M.L.Gibbons Mortuary. 12/20/1970.


Tempe -- Mary L. Gardner, 68, died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1970, in her home. She came to Phoenix 18 years ago from Pontiac, MI, and was a member of Palmcroft Baptist Church. She was born in Czechoslovakia. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Carl Adams of Tempe; Mrs. Shirley Campbell of Lake Orion, MI; three sons, Donald of Waterford, MI, the Rev. Clark Gardner of De Land FL, and Paul of Pontiac; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren. Burial in East Resthaven Cemetery. 12/19/1970.

GATES, Sienna Frances

Sienna Frances Gates, 77, believed to be one of the first Indian women to be affiliated with American Red Cross nursing, died Monday, Dec. 29, 1969, at the Phoenix Nursing and Convalescent and Nursing Home. She was a native of Lehi and had been employed more than 20 years at Phoenix Indian Hospital. She was a member of the National Congress of the American Indian and was an elder and sang in the choir of the Lehi church. Husband, Ike; son, Burnett of the Salt River Indian Reservation; daughters, Mrs. Elva MANN, Mrs. Louise PUGGIE, Mrs. Carolee KELLY and Grinelda GATES, all of Phoenix, and Mrs. Annlita SMITH, Mrs. Glorianna SINCLAIR and Loretta GATES, all of Lehi; sister, Mrs. Margaret MILES of Lehi. Services were in the Lehi Presbyterian Church. Burial in Lehi Cemetery. Published in the Arizona Republic 1/2/1970.


Etta B. Germaine, 77, was born in Kansas and came here 20 years ago from Denver, and died Sun. Dec. 13, 1970, in a Phoenix hospital. Survivors include her husband, John; a son, John, Jr., of Phoenix; three daughters, Mrs. Frances Hellwig of Phoenix, Mrs. Joe Keevers and Mrs. Faye Chase, both of Denver; a sister out of state; five grandchildren. Burial in St. Francis Cemetery. Tuesday, 12/15/1970


John Germaine, 80, a Colorado native who moved here in 1950 from Denver, died Mon., Dec. 14, 1970, in St. Luke's Hospital. Survivors include a son, John, Jr., of Phoenix; three daughters, Mrs. Frances Helwig of Phoenix, Mrs. Jo Keevers and Mrs. Fay Chase, both of Denver; a brother and four sisters out of state; five grandchildren, six gr-grandchildren and two gr-gr-grandchildren. Burial in St. Francis Cemetery. 12/16/1970.

GLENN, William O.

Williams -- William O. Glenn, 61, died Monday, March 2, 1970, at his home. He was born in El Paso and came to Williams 20 years ago. He was owner of the Frontier Restaurant until he retired eight years ago. He was a World War II veteran. Son, William L., of Davenport, Iowa, and two sisters out of state. American Legion conducted graveside services in Williams Cemetery. 3/9/1970.


27 Apr 1903 - 16 Dec 1970
Leta W. Glover, 67, a member of the Luke-Greenway American Legion Post No. 1 Auxiliary, died Dec. 16, 1970. Mrs. Glover was born in Tekamah, Nebraska, and came to Phoenix in 1937 from Franklin, NE. Husband, James T.; a sister, Mrs. Lavena Johnson of Phoenix and two sisters out of state. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. 12/17/1970.

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