All obituaries are from The Arizona Republic unless otherwise indicated.


Arthur Eberhardt, 91, who retired in 1955 as treasurer after 50 years withthe Sie Laff Paper Co. in Milwaukee, died Tuesday, June 18, 1974, in Beatitudes Care Center. Daughters, Ruth Heiman, Florence McCracken; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services and burial were in Milwaukee. 6/21/1974.

EBERSOLE, Harrison S.

Sun City -- Harrison S. Ebersole, 69, an executive 33 years with a Cincinnati firm, died Friday, July 5, 1974, in Valley View Hospital. Wife, Thelma; son, Harrison S. II; daughters, Mrs. Patricia Audres and Mrs. Suzanne Bolsinger; and seven grandchildren. Lundberg's Sunland Chapel. Private burial. 7/8/1974.

ECK, Lester John

Sun City -- Lester John Eck, 73, who came to the Valley in 1965, died here Thursday, Oct. 24, 1974. He had been a vice president of the Minneapolis Gas Co. until retiring. Wife, Clara; sons, John and Lester; a brother; and a grandchild. Private cremation. Camelback Sunset Chapel of Phoenix. 10/26/1974.

EDENS, Jewell J.

Jewell J. Edens, 2, drowned Tuesday, July 2, 1974, in the family pool in Phoenix. Mother, Mrs. William F. Inskeep; father, Ronald D. Edens; a brother, James Lassiter Edens; and grandparents. Maryvale Mortuary. Burial in Memory Lawn Cemetery. July 4, 1974.

EIKENS, William Anthony

5 Oct 1906 - June 1974
William Anthony Eikens, 67, a real estate salesman, died Thursday, June 20, 1974, in Doctors Hospital. He was a member of the choir and men's club at the Church of St. Agnes. Wife, Mary Ann; daughters, Mrs. Mary Ellen Friedel, Mrs. Rosemarie Sutherland and Margaret Ann Eikens; a sister, Mrs. Toni Meer; three sisters out of state; and five grandchildren. Burial in St. Francis Cemetery. 6/22/1974.


San Carlos -- Ada Elgo, 59, died Wed., June 26, 1974, in the Phoenix Indian Center. Husband, Norton; children, Perris, Melvin, Johnston, Mrs. Lorraine Alvarez, Mrs. Josephine Jackson, and Mrs. Selma Salter; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Walker's Globe Mortuary. Services were in the Lutheran Church. Burial in the San Carlos Cemetery. 6/28/1974.

ELKINS, Ora Emma

Services for Ora Emma Elkins, 81, were in A. L. Moore & Sons Mortuary, 333 W. Adams. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Elkins of 4001 S. 67th Ave., died Sunday, July 14, 1974, in the University of Southern California Medical Center at Los Angeles. Born in Hagerman, N.M., she came to Arizona in 1918. Survivors include children, Mrs. Lorraine Jones, Mrs. Ophelia Collier, T. R. and J. P. Elkins; two sisters, two brothers; 15 grandcildren and 36 great-grandchildren. Published Friday, July 19, 1974

ELLEFRITZ, Lloyd Wilson

17 Oct 1900 - 29 June 1974
Scottsdale -- Lloyd Wilson Ellefritz, 73, died Saturday, June 29, 1974, in Golden Age Nursing Home. He came to Phoenix in 1926 from Illinois and had retired from Consolidated Freightways. Sons, Gaylord H. and Arthur L.; sister, Orpha Arnold; five other sisters; and six grandchildren. Burial will be private in Green Acres Cemetery. 7/3/1974.

ELLIS, Alice

9 July 1891 - July 1974
Alice Ellis, 82, died Thursday, July 4, 1974, in Good Samaritan Hospital. Sons, Ruben and Elmer Summerhill; daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Olson and Mrs. Lucille Daniels; two brothers and five sisters out of state; 13 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Burial in Greenwood Memorial Park. 7/7/1974.

ELLSWORTH, Dennis Reid

Dennis Reid Ellsworth, 44, a zanjero with the Roosevelt Water Conservation District, drowned Sunday, June 23, 1974, in the Roosevelt Irrigation Canal. Wife, Ataloah; children, Michael, Kenneth, Kyle, Melynda and Kelly; sisters, Mrs. Marcia E. Metcalf, mrs. Nyra Funk and Sandra E. Lombard and parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Ellsworth; four brothers, Kenneth, Larry, Carol and John D. Bueler Mortuary. East Resthaven Cemetery. 6/25/1974.