All obituaries are from The Arizona Republic unless otherwise indicated.

ABALOS, Barbara

Rosary for Mrs. Barbara Abalos, 71, of 4619 N. 27th Ave., was in A. L. Moore and Sons Mortuary, 333 W. Adams. Mrs. Abalos died Friday, June 21, 1974, in Phoenix Baptist Hospital. Survivors include her husband, Jesus; daughters, Mrs. Carmen Velasco, Mrs. Lupe Abril, Mrs. Juanita Lopez, Mrs. Mary Marin, Mrs. Betty Roth; sons, Jesus, Jr., Ralph, Joe and Tony; 39 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Mass in Immaculate Heart Church, 909 E. Washington. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery. Published Saturday, June 22, 1974, in The Arizona Republic.


Mrs. Hilda G. Abenroth, 87, of 305 W. Highland Ave., died Thursday, June 20, 1974, in Phoenix Medicenter. Survivors include children, Carl W., George, Elbert, Mrs. Luella Mellen, Mrs. Hellen Buffone, Mrs. Edith Hufford, August and Mary Abenroth, and 23 grandchildren. Services and burial in Great Falls, Montana. Sunnyslope Sunnyside Mortuary handled arrangements. Published in the Arizona Republic Sunday, 6/23/1974.

ABRAMS, Velmer M.

Services for Velmer M. Abrams, 65, were in Universal Sunset Chapel, 7007 S. Central. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Abrams, of 3713 W. Hidalgo, a night watchman 12 years for Budget Trailer Manufacturing Co., died Tuesday, June 11, 1974, in Memorial Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Ida May; children, Billy J., Gary L. and Robin B. Abrams, Mrs. Anna Harold, Mrs. Edna Parnell, Mrs. Barbara Hartley and Mrs. Sherry Nixon; his mother, Mrs. Mary Ellen Abrams; and two brothers. Published in the Arizona Republic 6/15/1974.

ACCOMAZZO, Amy Suzanne

Buckeye -- Amy Suzanne Accomazzo, 4, died Wed., June 5, 1974, in St. Joseph's Hospital in phoenix. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Accomazzo; brothers, Heath and Christopher; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Fornes and Mrs. Elizabeth Accomazzo. Mass in St. Henry's Catholic Church. Burial in Memory Lawn Cemetery in Phoenix. 6/7/1974.


Paul H. Afflerbaugh, 67, died Saturday, July 13, 1974, in Spokane, Washington. He had retired in 1972 as custodian of Executive Towers. Wife, Eleanor; daughters, Mrs. Mary Amrine, Patience and Sharon Afflerbaugh; five sisters; and a granddaughter. Graveside rites were in Citizens Cemetery, Flagstaff. Hansen Mortuary. July17, 1974.

ALBERS, Ethelda M.

Glendale -- Ethelda M. Albers, 67, died Thurs., June 13, 1974, in Doctors Hospital, a day before her 68th birthday. Husband, Fred E.; children, Larry W. and Janice Albers; her mother, Mrs. Mary K. Kline; a sister, Mrs. Kenyon Chamberlain; a brother, Earl Kline, Jr., and three grandchildren. Sunset Chapel Mortuary. Private cremation. 6/15/1974.

ALDER, J. Elbert

Pima -- J. Elbert Alder, 63, of Pima, died Wednesday, July 3, 1974, in St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix. He was a farmer and rancher and a member of the CHurch of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was born in Pima. Wife, Beulah; sons, Rodney and Dr. Martin Alder; daughters, Mrs. Ila Rae Porter; brothers, Ray and Paul; sisters, Mrs. Louise Wardlaw and Mrs. Bessie Wesslions; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Caldwell Funeral Home in Safford. Burial in the Pima Cemetery. July 5, 1974.

ALLARD, Lillian A.

Lillian A. Allard, 57, of 2002 E. Yale, died Thursday, July 4, 1974, at Phoenix Baptist Hospital. Mrs. Allard was employed by an answering service. Children, Kenneth, Stephen, Mrs. Elaine Davis and Mrs. Joyce Whitney; two brothers and a sister. Grimshaw Bethany Chapel Mortuary. Burial in Greenwood Memorial Park. July 6, 1974.

ALLEN, Bessie Mae

Bessie Mae Allen, 69, died Monday, July 15, 1974, en route to Good Samaritan Hospital. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and Order of Eastern Star. Husband, Donald; children, Mrs. Betty Marion and Charles M. Allen; a brother; and five grandchildren. Memory Lawn Mortuary. Burial was in Sioux Falls, S.D. 7/17/1974.

ALLEN, Hershel R.

Surprise -- Hershel R. Allen, 65, a farm worker for 40 years, died Sunday, June 9, 1974, in a Phoenix hospital. Wife, Gladys; children, Hershel, jr., Gerald, Lloyd, Dale, Coy, Dewey, Charles, Floyd, mrs. Elsie Sparks, Mrs. Lorraine Estep, mrs. Lucille Zerenski and Mrs. Shirley Gains; two brothers and two sisters; and 27 grandchildren. Lundberg Golden Door Chapel Mortuary. Burial in Floral Lakes Cemetery, El Mirage. 6/11/1974.

ALLEN, Horace E.

Benson -- Horace E. allen, 76, a rancher and father of cowboy singing star, Rex Allen, died Friday, June 7, 1974, in a Benson hospital from cancer. He came to Arizona from San Angelo, Texas, in 1915 and homesteaded in Graham County. He moved to Willcox in 1930 and continued ranching and also operated a transfer company. He moved to Benson about 20 years ago and was a home builder. Wife, Madeline, four daughters, two stepdaughters, and his son, Rex Allen. Little Texas Canyon Cemetery between Benson and Willcox. 6/9/1974. <


Mrs. Katie Alsdorf, 89, of 1130 E. Monte Vista, died Sat., June 1, 1974, in Good Samaritan Hospital. Husband, Fred L.; daughters, Izetta and Ruth Alsdorf and Mrs. Mary Brockman; sons, Fred M., Julius R., and Albert J.; five sisters out of state; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mercer Mortuary. Burial in Green Acres Memorial Gardens. 6/3/1974.