A Few 1970 Arizona Obituaries

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

HAGEN, Zola C.

Mrs. Zola C. Hagen, 67, who moved here three years ago from Lake Crystal, MN, died Fri., Feb. 27, 1970, in Maryvale Hospital. Mrs. Hagen was born in Plainfield, Wisconsin, and was a member of the First Methodist Church in Lake Crystal. Survivors include a son, Kenneth, of Lake Crystal; a brother, Darwin Noyes of Phoenix; a sister, Mrs. H. D. Brugger of Mesa; a brother, Carl, of Grand Marais, MN and a sister, Mrs. M. J. Jones of Mankato, MN; and two grandchildren. Services and burial were in Lake Crystal, MN. 3/3/1970.

HAKES, Cecilia Ann

Mrs. Cecilia Ann Hakes, 36, a secretary for the Fact Finder Investigation Co., died Sat., Feb. 28, 1970, in her home. She was born in Hermosa, S.D., and came to Phoenix eight yeas ago from Greeley, CO. Survivors include her husband, Thomas; a daughter, Sharon Kay Meisner of Phoenix; her mother, Mrs. Ida Cannon of Hermosa; and two brothers, Bill Cannon, Hermosa, S.D., and James Seanlan of Atlanta, GA. Burial in St. Francis Cemetery. 3/3/1970.

HALL, Mrs. Rose

Scottsdale -- Mrs. Rose Hall, 59, came to Arizona in 1949 from Los Angeles, died Wed., Dec. 31, 1969, at Good Samaritan Hospital. Mrs. Hall was a former Western Union telegraph manager and operator in New York City. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Survivors include her husband, Louis; son, Gary R. of Scottsdale; and two brothers, John Kaltayan, Los Angeles, and Mirhan Atesian, of New York. Burial in Green Acres Memorial Gardens. The Arizona Republic 1/2/1970.


11 Aug 1913 - 19 Dec 1970
Christopher Creek -- Hoyt Hamilton, 57, died Dec. 19, 1970, en route to a hospital. He was a retired factory worker. Mr. Hamilton was born in Indiana and came to Arizona 16 years ago. He moved here in 1964. He was a member of the Gila County Sheriff's Posse and the Moose. Survivors include his wife, Eva; two sons, Leon Troxel, Phoenix, and Richard Hamilton, Hamond, IN; two daughters, Mrs. Delores Walters and Mrs. Joan Fletcher, both of Mesa; three sisters, mrs. Dorothy Davis, Scottsdale, Mrs. Lavetta Orman, mesa, and a sister out of state; and four grandchildren. Entombment in Memory Lawn Mausoleum. 12/20/1970.


(funeral announcement only) 3/4/1970.


Scottsdale -- Mrs. Maude E. Harbison, 95, widow of Leslie C. HARBISON, former president of Household Finance Corp., died Sat., Feb. 28, 1970, after a long illness in Palo Alto, CA. She was a native of Boston. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy H. Hall of Scottsdale, Mrs. Gladys Lawson of Boca Raton, FL, and Mrs. Elizabeth Spear of Salt Lake City; a son, David S. Harbison of Tomahawk, Wisconsin, and a sister out of state. The family suggests contributions to the Leslie C. Harbison Memorial Fund, Gads Hill Center, Chicago. Rose Hill Cemetery, Chicago. 3/3/1970.


Walter C. Hardwick, 70, a retired motel clerk, died Sun., Mar. 1, 1970, in St. Luke's Hospital. Mr. Hardwick served in the Army from 1942 to 1943. He was born in Alton, MO, and moved to Phoenix 18 months ago from Los Angeles. Survivors include his brother, Richard of Phx; and a sister, Mrs. Virgie SCHERER of Oklahoma City. Interment Deer Valley Memorial Gardens. 3/4-5/1970.

HARRIS, Esther F.

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HARRIS, Florence

Sierra Vista -- Mrs. Florence Harris, 55, died Fri., Dec. 18, 1970, in Benson Hospital. She was a native of Tempe and came here several years ago. She was a member of the American Legion Ladies; Auxiliary in Tempe and had worked as a telephone operator during and after World War II. Survivors include her husband, Charles; three brothers, Terry and Howard Winsor, both of Tempe, and Halfred Winsor, Phx; two sisters, Mrs. Martin Rohrig and Mrs. Harry Rohrig, both of Mesa; and two grandchildren. Burial in Double Butte Cemetery. 12/20/1970.

HART, Harry L.

Harry L. Hart, 90, who had been an agent 50 years for Continental Casualty Insurance Co., died Wed., Dec. 31, 1969, in Sacred Heart Home. Mr. Hart was born in Palinwell, Michigan, and came here 14 years ago from Evanston, Illinois. Wife, Virginia; son, Harry, Jr., of Menomonee Falls, Wis.; sisters, Madge JOHNSON of Phoenix; and six grandchildren. Mass was said in Sacred Heart Home Chapel, 1110 N. 16th St. Burial in Memory Lawn Cemetery. Published in the Arizona Republic 1/3/1970.

HARVEY, Frank B.

Mesa -- Frank B. Harvey, 96, who was one of the organizers of the Arizona Cotton Growers Assn and helped develop Pima cotton, died Tues., Mar. 3, 1970, in his home after a short illness. He was born in Catalousa Parish, LA, and moved to Safford in 1905 and to Mesa in 1906. Survivors include seven sons, Kindred P. and N. Bryan, both of BLythe, CA, Julious N. and Tulley R., both of Monticello, UT, F. Pete of Paso Robles, CA, Robert of Los Angeles, and H. Frank of Tempe; two daughters, Mrs. Viola J. JOHNSON of Mesa and Mildred O. GIVENS of Mtn View, CA; 66 grandchildren; 298 great-grandchildren and 25 gr-great-grandchildren. Burial in Mesa Cemetery. 3/4-5/1970.

HATCH, Blanche

Holbrook -- Mrs. Blanche Hatch, 65, died Fri., Jan. 2, 1970, at her home. She was born in Snowflake and graduated from the Snowflake Academy and moved to Holbrook in 1925. She had been an organist in the church since she was 13. Survivors include her husband, Lafe, county clerk; son, Terrance of Las Vegas; daughter, Mrs. Cheryl EASTER of Durango, CO; mother, Mrs. John FREEMAN of Mesa; brothers, John FREEMAN, Jr., of Las Lunas, N. M., Roy of Ogden, Utah, William of San Diego and Carl of Salt Lake City; sisters, Mrs. Marge SHUMWAY and Mrs. Mabel BENTLEY, both of Phoenix; and two grandchildren. Burial in Snowflake Cemetery. The Arizona Republic 1/4/1970.


, 72, retired to Mesa 17 years ago from St. Paul, Minnesota. He was born in Montezuma, Iowa. Wife, Rella; brother out of state. Burial in St. Paul. 3/10/1970.

HEFFELMAN, Lucille Craig

Mrs. Lucille Craig Heffelman, sister of Federal District Court Judge Walter E. CRAIG of Phoenix, was a native of San Francisco. She was affiliated with the Albuquerque School System and had taught school at Monroe School here. She and herhusband also lived in Tucson. Survivors besides Judge Craig are her husband, Malcolm C.; two sons, Malcolm, Jr., of Marblehead, Mass., and Craig of San Antonio; a sister, Mrs. Roy M. TAIT of Phoenix; and two grandchildren. Burial at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 48th St. and Oak. Published in the Arizona Republic 1/2/1970.

HEFLEY, James W.

19 Dec 1924 - 16 Dec 1970
James W. Hefley, 45, who was employed as a metal smith 10 years at the Litchfield Naval Air Facility until he retired in 1960, died Wed., Dec. 16, 1970. He was a disabled veteran who served in the Army during World War II and the Korean conflict. Born in DeKalb, Texas, he came to Phoenix in 1942 from Gilmer, TX. Wife, Andrea; daughter, Brenda HEFLEY; son, James, Jr., both of California; mother, Mrs. Crystal HEFLEY and sister, Mrs. Doyle HAMBERLIN; a sister out of state and eight stepchildren. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Published in the Arizona Republic 12/18/1970.


Mrs. Jessie V. Henderson, 48, was born in Bristol, Virginia, and died Dec. 10, 1970, in a Phoenix hospital. She was a licensed practical nurse and came here a year ago from Philadelphia. Survivors include two sons, Sgt. Stephen HENDERSON in the Air Force at San Antonio, and Clifford of New York City; and a grandson. Services were in the Church of the Living God, 1222 W. Pima. Burial in Double Butte Cemetery, Tempe. Published in the Arizona Republic 12/18/1970.


Casa Grande -- Mrs. Eva G. Hendon, 66, a retired registered nurse, died Fri., Dec. 18, 1970, in Hoemako Hospital. Mrs. Hendon had been a nurse 46 years and had worked at Hoemako Hospital. She was born in Whitesboro, TX, and came here 25 years ago. Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Lennie Cherry, Shafter, CA, Mrs. Edna Stryker, Stockton, CA, and Mrs. Ruby Garrison, Sentinel, OK. Burial in Valley Memorial Park, Coolidge. 12/20/1970.

HENRY, Vincent B.

16 Sep 1914 - Dec 1969
Interment Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Funeral notice only published in the Arizona Republic 1/1/1970.

HERMAN, A. Victor

Scottsdale -- A. Victor Herman, 53, a carpenter before he became ill and moved here in 1962 from Miles City, Montana, died Thursday, Dec. 10, 1970, in his home, 7907 E. Monte Vista. Mr. Herman was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Holy Cross. He was born in Fruitdale, S.D. Survivors include his wife, Minnie; a son, Charles, of Scottsdale; a daughter, Mrs. Steve Slanoc of Lorain, OH; three brothers and six sisters out of state; and two grandchildren. Burial in Green Acres Cemetery. 12/12/1970.

HICKMAN, Lenard DeCader

Superior -- Lenard DeCader Hickman, 76, a retired lumber mill worker, died Thurs., Jan. 1, 1970, while visiting in Truth or Consequences, N. M. He was born in Stone County, Mississippi, and had lived in Arizona since 1957. Wife, Anna B.; daughters, Mrs. Ray LOPER of Truth or Consequences, N. M.; Mrs. Roy KNOTT of Covelo, Calif.; Mrs. Robert STEPHENS of Oregon; Mrs. Myron BRELAND of Superior; 16 grandchildren. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery. Published in the Arizona Republic 1/3/1970.

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