A Few 1970 Arizona Obituaries

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

TARBERT, Russell E.

26 Aug 1905 - 16 Dec 1970
Tempe -- Russell E. Tarbert, 65, who had been a layout man in steel construction at Wintersville, Ohio, before he came here in 1965, died Wed., Dec. 16, 1970. He was born in Benwood, W. Virginia, and was a World War II Navy veteran. Wife, Marie; daughter, Mrs. Barbara ESSIG of Vero Beach, Florida; stepsons, John HAYES of Trafford, Pennsylvania, and Dale HAYES of Tallahassee, Florida. Burial in Double Butte Cemetery, Tempe. Published in the Arizona Republic 12/18/1970.

TATE, Eva M.

Mrs. Eva M. Tate, 42, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 1970, at Memorial Hospital. She was born in Paris, Texas, and came here 35 years ago. Survivors include her husband, Lee; three daughters, Mrs. Cozette Langway, Tena L. Tate and Doris A. Tate; one son, Roy L. Tate; mother, Mrs. Eddie M. Prince, all of Phoenix; three sisters, Mrs. Lula M. Thompson of Oklahoma, Mrs. Lilly M. Delaney and Mrs. Jimmy Oliver, both of Phoenix; one brother, Johnny Bass in Vietnam and four grandchildren. Burial in Greenwood Memorial Park. 3/1/1970.

TAYLOR, Madeline

Madeline Taylor, beloved wife of Jesse of Mesa. Beloved sister of Mrs. Ruth Roepke, Buffalo Lake, MN, and Mrs. Maude Koelin and Mrs. Gladys Varland, both of Litchfield, MN. Services and interment at Olivia, MN.
funeral announcement only 3/5/1970.

THEW, Flora M.

Tempe -- Flora M. Thew, 80, a first grade teacher for 48 years for whom a school was named in 1958, died Monday, Dec. 14, 1970, in Georgian Court Nursing Home, Phoenix. She retired in May 1961. Miss Thew was one of the first national recipients in 1959 of the Valley Forge Freedom Foundation's classroom teachers medals awarded for her "exceptional work in teaching a better understanding of the American way of life." Miss Thew began her public school career with a class in 193 at the old Baptist Church parsonage at 8th St. and Myrtle. She graduated from Areizona State University, then Tempe Normal School, in 1913, received her B.A. from ASU in 1936 and attended the University of AZ, University of CA, University of Southern CA, and Northern AZ University. Born in Saranac, N.Y., Miss Thew was brought to Tempe in 1898 by her parents, Edwin and Fannie Thew, from Lebanon, Oregon. Her father owned one of the first dry good stores in the Valley. Miss Thew was a charter member of the Tempe First Methodist Church. Survivors include a brother, Charles, of Scottsdale; nephews and nieces. Burial in Double Butte Cemetery. 12/16/1970.

THIEL, Harry F.

Harry F. Thiel, wife, Elsa; son, Jack, of Colorado Springs Colorado; four grandchildren and one sister out of state. Interment in Colorado Springs.
(funeral announcement only) 3/4/1970.

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