A Few 1970 Arizona Obituaries

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

SALDIVAR, Guadalupe A.

12 Dec 1894 - 9 Mar 1970
Mrs. Guadalupe A. Saldivar, 75, was born in Santa Rosalia, Baja, California, died Mar. 9, 1970. She came to Arizona in 1916 and lived in Peoria from 1925 to 1961 when she moved to Phoenix. Daughters, Hortense MARTINEZ of Phoenix, Esther LEYVA, Emma YRIBERRY and Mrs. Connie MURILLO, all of Peoria; sons, Mike of Phoenix and Arthur of San Jose, California; and 20 grandchildren. Mass was at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Burial in Resthaven Cemetery, Glendale. 3/10/1970.

SALMON, Riney B.

17 Dec 1901 - Mar 1970
Riney B. Salmon, 7801 N. Central, husband of Lorraine. Interment Greenwood. Funeral announcement only 3/5/1970.

SANDERS, William L.

17 Apr 1896 - 31 Dec 1969
Pearce -- William L. Sanders, 73, died Wed., Dec. 31, 1969, in the Northern Cochise Community Hospital, Willcox. Mr. Sanders was a rancher and lifelong resident. Survivors include his stepson, Rollan NICHOLAS of Tucson; brother, Ben of Willcox; sisters, Sybil SMITH of Pearce, Alice HULSE and Rose HULSE, both of Tucson; two sisters out of state. Burial at the family ranch about 35 miles east of here where Mr. Sanders was born. Published in the Arizona Republic 1/3/1970.

SANDRETTO, Kathleen L.

Kathleen L. Sandretto, 3, drowned Thurs., March 5, 1970, in a swimming pool at home. She was born in Phoenix. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. James SANDRETTO and four brothers, James, Jr., George, Thomas and Matthew, all of Phoenix. Mass of the Angels was in St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 3140 N. 51st Ave. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery. 3/8/1970.


Coolidge -- David Satterfield, 44, Coolidge police chief, died Thursday, Dec. 17, 1970, in Pinal General Hospital after a heart attack during a dinner in the Coolidge American Legion Hall. Mr. Satterfield was born in Carthage, MO, and came to Arizona in 1935, settling in the Eloy area. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and was a Pinal County deputy sheriff for eight years in Eloy and Florence. He came to Coolidge as police captain in 1962 and was name dchief in 1964. Survivors include his wife, Golda; two sons, David and Kenneth, both of Coolidge; one daughter, Mrs. Linda Westmorelan of Hawthorne, CA; his mother, Mrs. Rosetta Gibson of Coolidge; three sisters, Mrs. LaVon Higgins of La Puente, CA, Mrs. Wilma Chandler and Mrs. Maxine Ferguson, both of Casa Grande; and one grandchild. Services were in Boulevard Baptist Church. Burial in Valley Memorial Park. 12/19/1970.

SATZ, Mildred

Mildred Satz, 63, who moved here in 1938 from San Diego, died March 6, 1970, in St. Joseph's Hospital. She was born in New York City and was a member of Temple Beth Israel. Husband, Irving; a son, Wayne of Tucson; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy GOODMAN; sister, Mrs. Ruth WEINFELD; a brother, Victor NEADLE, all of Phoenix; a brother of Florida; and two grandchildren. Burial in Beth Israel Cemetery. 3/7/1970.

SAWYER, Leroy W.

Interment LaCrescenta, California. (funeral announcement only) 3/4/1970.

SAXE, Maurice J.

Maurice J. Saxe, 79, a former clothing salesman with Duvold, Inc., died Mar. 8, 1970, at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was born in Minneapolis and came to Phoenix 34 years ago. He was a member of the Elks. Wife, Eunice; one brother and two sisters out of state. Burial in the Gan Ohav Sholem section of Green Acres Memorial Park. 3/9/1970.

SCHLOSSER, Margueritte E.

Casa Grande -- Margueritte E. Schlosser, 59, of Casa Grande, died March 7, 1970, in Hoemako Hospital. She was born in Columbus, Ohio, and came to Arizona from Oklahoma 30 years ago. Husband, Joel; two daughters, Mrs. Jo Ann JOHNSON of Glendale and Mrs. Judy LEHMAN of Casa Grande; son, John, of Tucson; a brother, sister and stepmother out of state. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery. 3/8/1970.


Peoria -- Kelly J. Scholer, 17 months, daughter of Sgt. and Mrs. George W. Scholer III, was dead on arrival Thursday, Jan. 1, 1970, at Maricopa County Hospital. Besides the parents, she is survived by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Corn of Peoria and Mr. and Mrs. George W. Scholer, Jr., of New York; great-grandparents, George W. Scholer, Sr., of New York, Mrs. Laura Driskel of Colorado, and Mr. and Mrs. Glen Vinson of Wyoming. Graveside services were at Glendale Memorial Park. 1/4/1970.


Howard M. Scoglund, 55, a retired sales manager from St. Charles, Illinois, died Sat., Jan. 3, 1970, in St. Luke's Hospital. He was born in Galesburg, IL, and came to Phoenix a year ago. Mother, Mrs. Irene BOEHM of Galesburg; father, Henry SCOGLUND of Sparland, IL; daughters, Mrs. Judith SPACHER of Casa Grande and Julie K. SCOGLUND of Skull Valley; and one grandchild. Burial in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Scottsdale . 1/5/1970.

SCOTT, Ruth F.

Mrs. Ruth F. Scott, 69, a retired US government secretary, died Sat., Feb. 28, 1970, in St. Joseph's Hospital. She was born in Leavenworth, KS, and came to Phoenix two years ago from Arlington, VA. She was a Methodist. Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Daisy PITTAM of Phoenix and one brother, George Hedges, Portland, OR. 3/2/1970.

SCOTT, William Otis

William Otis Scott, 63, the chef 10 years at the Bali Hi Motor Hotel until he became ill in October, died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1970, in his home, 3431 W. Solano Drive South. Mr. Scott was a member of the Hotel, Restaurant and Bartenders Union 631 and Love Baptist, Church. Born in Louisiana, he came to Phoenix in 1939 from Littlefield, TX. Survivors include his wife, Esther Juanita Scott; three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Reeves of Los Angeles and Mrs. Bertha Gorriaz and Mrs. Juanice Loper, both of Phoenix; three sons, Eugene, Donald and Ronald, all of Phoenix; three sisters, Mrs. Irene Carter and Mrs. Juanita Codle, both of Phoenix, and Mrs. Gladys Clark of Black Canyon City; two brothers, Albert O. and Walter E., both of Phoenix; three sisters out of state and 14 grandchildren. Burial in Resthaven Cemetery, Glendale. Published Thursday, Dec. 17, 1970.

SEARCY, Steven D.

Tempe -- Army Lt. Steven D. Searcy, 21, was killed March 4, 1970, in an airplane crash at Ft. Rucker, Alabama. He was born in Louisville and came here seven years ago. He was a 1966 graduate of Tempe High School and attended ASU. He was taking advanced flight training at the time of his death. Wife, Kathleen M.; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee R. SEARCY and two brothers, Michael and Kenneth, all of Tempe. Burial in East Resthaven Park Cemetery. 3/8/1970.


John Sentinery, 84, a former stonecutter and setter for the city of Columbus, OH, before moving here 17 years ago, died Mond., Dec. 14, 1970, in Phoenix Community Hospital. Mr. Sentinery was born in Italy. Survivors include a son, Joseph; and a daughter, Mrs. Mary Flores, both of Phoenix; and two grandchildren. Burial in St. Francis Cemetery. 12/16/1970.

SHAW, Jane B.

8 Oct 1907 - 11 Dec 1970
Jane B. Shaw, 63, a former vice president of the Road Machine Co. from 1955 to 1960, died Dec. 11, 1970, in Beatitudes Care Center. Mrs. Shaw had also been an executive secretary for Arizona Edson, now AZ Public Service Co. Born in San Angelo, TX, she came to CHnadler in 1915. Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Ella Elizabeth Thuma of Glendale; two sisters, Mrs. Harold Bone of Scottsdale and Mrs. Marshal Austin of Phoenix; and two brothers, W. Randall Bales and Ted Bales, both of Phoenix. Entombment in Greenwood Mausoleum. 12/12/1970.


Yuma -- Ralph Shraader, 81, a retired farmer, died Fri., Jan. 2, 1970. He had been hospitalized for several months. He was born in Lebanon, Tennessee, and came here in 1955. Son, J. C. of Yuma; daughter, Thula ALEXANDER of Huntington Park, Calif.; four grandchildren. Burial in Desert Lawn Memorial Park. 1/5/1970.

SIDLES, Adele W.

Paradise Valley -- Adele W. Sidles, 60, who had been a state women's golf champion in both Colorado and Nebraska, died Thurs., Dec. 10, 1970, in her home at 123 Mtn Shadows. Mrs. Sidles moved here eight years ago from Lincoln, NE. She had missed only three home games of the Phoenix Roadrunners in which he son-in-law, L.G. Hooker, Jr., is a major stockholder. Mrs. Sidles was a life master in duplicate bridge and a member of the Junior League. She was born in Fort Collins, CO, and graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder where she majored in art and was a member of Delta Gamma Sorority. She was the widow of Fred S. Sidles who died in 1954. Survivors include her mother, Mrs. George B. Wells of Fort Collins; a daughter, Mrs. Sharon Hooker; and two grandchildren, all of Phoenix; and a stepson, Fred M. Sidles of Omaha. Entombment in Greenwood Mausoleum, Phoenix. 12/12/1970.


Louise A. Sieggreen, 74, was born in Saginaw, Michigan, and came to Phoenix in 1948. She was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church. Survivors include a niece, Mrs. Eleanor BORNN of Freeland, MI; nephew, Fred MILLER of Phoenix. Burial in Saginaw, Michigan. 1/4/1970.

SIMMONS, Cecilia C.

Buckeye -- Cecilia C. Simmons, 64, a registered nurse, died Sat., Mar. 7, 1970, in a local nursing home. She was born in Greenville, PA, and came here in 1941 from Chicago. She was a school nurse here for a year and then helped set up a hospital at the Goodyear Aircraft Co. where she worked four years. She helped her husband run the Buckeye Ice Co. from 1941 to 1962. Husband, William G., and a sister, Mrs. Aloysius O'Aurora of Canton, OH. Burial in St. Francis cemetery. 3/9/1970.


Interment Parshall, North Dakota. (funeral announcement only) 3/4/1970.

SIMPSON, Clarence E. "Woody"

Tombstone -- Clarence C. Simpson, 63, a native of Lebanon, Ohio, died Tuesday, Mar. 3, 1970, in Sierra Vista Hospital. Mr. Simpson had lived in Tombstone the past seven years and formerly had been employed at the state fairgrounds in Phoenix. After coming here, he was self-employed as a carpenter and painter. Wife, Lea; two daughters; a brother and two sisters out of state and a stepdaughter. Services were in Tombstone Baptist Church. Burial in Tombstone Cemetery. 3/6/1970.


Leona Skidmore, 62, a seamstress for John's Uniforms, died Wed., Dec. 16, 1970, in St. Luke's Hospital. She was born in Perth Amboy, N.J., and came to Phoenix in 1951. Survivors include a sister, Azalja Skidmore of Phoenix and a sister and two brothers out of state. Memorial services were in Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall, 1011 N. 21st St. Burial in Green Acres Cemetery, Scottsdale. 12/19/1970.


Emma Skundrick, husband, Michael; sons, William HUNT and Dee HUNT; daughters, Betty HUNT and Helen SCHONE. Interment in Idaho Falls, Idaho. (funeral announcement only) 3/4/1970.

SMITH, Fred C.

Fred C. Smith, 84, a member of the East Phoenix Wesleyan Church, died Sun., Dec. 13, 1970, in a Phoenix hospital. Mr. Smith was a retired machinist in the canning industry and moved here in 1952 from Pattonsburg, MO. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America and a native of Mount Ayr, Iowa. Survivors include his wife, Della; two sons, Vern C. of Norfolk, VA, and Everett of Des Moines; a daughter, Mrs. Alyda L. Lockhart of Inglewood, CA; a sister of CA; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Burial in Memory Lawn Cemetery. 12/16/1970.

SMITH, Gladys

5 Feb 1891 - 31 Dec 1969
Gladys Smith, 78, a retired secretary, died Wed., Dec. 31, 1969, in Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Smith came to Arizona five years ago. She was born in Iowa. She was a member of the Daughters of the Nile, White Shrine Order of the Eastern Star, and Business Woman's Club of Rockford, Illinois, and a member of the Quota Club and Germania Club. Daughter, Mrs. Virginia JENSEN of Pompano Beach, FL; one grandchild and three great-grandchildren. Published in the Arizona Republic 1/1/1970.

SMITH, John Henry

5 Dec 1910 - 29 Dec 1969
John Henry Smith, 59, died Monday, Dec. 29, 1969, at the Phoenix Veterans Hospital. He was an Army veteran of World War II and had been a railroad construction worker. He moved to Phoenix two years ago. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Willie NASH, Mrs. Johnnie Mae STEVENSON, Mrs. Ora C. THOMAS and Mrs. Terri L. SMITH, all of Phoenix; 24 grandchildren and six gr-grandchildren. Services were in the South Phoenix Baptist Church, 2006 E. Broadway. Burial in Double Butte Cemetery, Tempe. Published in the Arizona Republic 1/1/1970.

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