A Few 1970 Arizona Obituaries

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

O'CONNOR, John J. Dr.

Dr. John J. O'Connor, resident physician at St. Francis Hospital in his native San Francisco from 1926 to 1928 and served on the hospital's board of trustees from 1938 to 1965, died Wed., Dec. 9, 1970, in St. Joseph's Hospital. Dr. O'Connor graduated from the University of California in 1920 and received his medical degree with honors in 1926 from St. Louis University. He was engaged in the practice of medicine from 1928 to 1969 in San Francisco before retiring to Scottsdale in May of this year. He also was a longtime member of the medical staff of the Southern Pacific Hospital at San Francisco and an Army veteran of World War I. Survivors include his wife of Scottsdale; a son, John III of Paradise Valley; a daughter, Mrs. W. Collier Barnett of Garden City, NY, and five grandchildren. Cremation followed private services. 12/12/1970.

O'DELL, Carola

Tempe -- Carola O'Dell, 86, who came to Phoenix in 1924 from Missouri and resided in Tempe from 1931 until returning to live with a daughter two weeks ago in Phoenix, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 1969, in Tempe Community Hospital. She was born in Missouri. Daughter, Mrs. Hazel WHITE, Phoenix; sons, Rex, of Tempe and Owen, of Huntington Beach, CA; a brother, Thomas OWENS, Sr., of Tempe; and eight grandchildren. Cremation followed services in Carr Mortuary. Published in the Arizona Republic 1/1/1970.

O'TOOLE, Lawrence E.

Rosary for Lawrence E. O'Toole, 69, who died Sunday, Mar. 1, 1970, in John C. Lincoln Hospital, will be recited today in Lundberg's Golden Door Chapel, 11211 Michigan Ave., Youngtown. Mass will be said tomorrow in St. Joachim Catholic Church. Burial will be in Sunland Cemetery. Mr. O'Toole, 10633 Riviera Drive, had been a salesman 10 years for the McFadden Hardware Co. in his native Omaha. He moved to Phoenix in 1959 and to Sun City a year later. A veteran of World War I, he was a member of the American Legion in Omaha. Survivors include his wife, Adelia, and a brother out of state. Published in The Arizona Republic Wednesday, March 4, 1970, p. 10-C.

OMEROD, George A.

George A. Omerod, 87. a former deputy state examiner and auditor with the Arizona Industrial Commission, died Fri., Feb. 27, 1970, at St. Luke's Hospital. He was born in Branchport, N.J., and came to Phoenix in 1929 from Houston. He worked as secretary-treasurer of the former Ponsang and Hoye Drugstore chain in Phoenix and was a member of the Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants and the National Assn of Accountants. He had been married 62 years. Survivors include his wife, Marguerite; two daughters, Mrs. Winifred Neve of Phoenix and Mrs. Merle McClelland of Ventura, CA; one sister, Mrs. L. J. Trainor, out of state; 7 grandchildren. Services were at St. Theresa's Catholic Church, 5045 E. Thomas. Entombment in St. Francis Cemetery. 3/1/1970.


Belle R. Orrell, 77, died Friday, March 6, 1970, in a local hospital. She was born in Chicago and came to Phoenix in 1950. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Ethel SODE and Mrs. Mabel HOWARD; and one son, Vincent ORRELL, all of Phoenix; two sisters out of state; and three grandchildren. Interment Green Acres Cemetery. 3/9/1970.

ORTEGA, Manuel

Manuel F. Ortega, 25, died Thurs., Dec. 10, 1970, in Phoenix. He was born in Phoenix and had been an auto painter. Survivors include his father, Manuel; his mother, Mrs. Lydia DeRio; three brothers, Walter and Oscar of Phoenix and Hector of Tempe. Funeral Mass was in Immaculate Heart Catholic Church, 909 E. Washington. Burial in St. Francis Cemetery. 12/12/1970.

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