All obituaries are from The Arizona Republic unless otherwise indicated.


Tot Lee Jackson, 54, a crane operator at Reynolds Metals Co., died Tuesday, June 18, 1974, en route to St. Luke's Hospital of a gunshot wound. Wife, Clara; a daughter, Mrs. Martha Oliver; a brother, John; 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Webber & SOns Mortuary. Services in House of Prayer, Church of God in Christ of All Nations. Burial in Greenwood Memorial Park. 6/23/1974.

JAINES, Leslie

12 Feb 1907 - 11 June 1974
Leslie Jaines, 67, of 2805 W. Coronado, died Tuesday, June 11, 1974, in St. Joseph's Hospital. He had been a welder 30 years. Wife, Barbara; children, Phillip, Wilton, Leroy, Earline McKenley, Dorothy Bennett, Rosalee Shaw, Patsy Denos and Emma Flores; a brother and a sister; and 32 grandchildren. Catholic services and burial in Beaumont, Texas. Grimshaw Bloom Chapel Mortuary. 6/13/1974.

JEFFERS, Letha Elvira

Holbrook -- Letha Elvira Jeffers, 95, died Sunday, July 14, 1974, in a Tucson nursing home. She had been a rancher all her life. Three sons, J.C., Martin and Otis; a daughter, Mrs. Ivah R. Williams; seven grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Services in St. George's Episcopal Church. Burial in Holbrook Cemetery. 7/18/1974.

JEFFREY, Dorothy M.

Superior -- Dorothy M. Jeffrey, 47, a housewife, died Thursday, June 27, 1974, in Mesa Lutheran Hospital. Husband, Walter; children, Clint, Baxter, Bobby, Barney, Mrs. Sandra Kay, and Betty, and three grandchildren. Griffith & Sons Mortuary. Burial in Fairview Cemetery. 6/28/1974.

JEFFRIES, Frantzola

Frantzola Jeffries, 65, of 1138 W. Tonto, died Monday, June 24, 1974, in Good Samaritan Hospital. Wife, Flourine; children, Gretchen and Winsie; sisters, Ruby and Aurelia; brothers, Alpha, Roscae and Tennyson; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Webber & Sons Mortuary. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. 6/28/1974.


Walter Jenkins, 83, a retired carpenter, died Tuesday, June 11, 1974, in a local hospital. Wife, Vera; Services in Emmanuel Church of God in Christ. Burial in Double Butte Cemetery. Webber & Sons Mortuary. 6/17/1974.


Sun City -- Alex W. Jensen, 80, who retired to Phoenix in 1962, died Tuesday, June 11, 1974, in Phoenix Baptist Hospital. He had been in the oil business 30 years and was the incumbent president of Wyoming Mid-West Investment Co. He was a member of the Shrine and Lions Club in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and had been president of these Wyoming firms: Playland Amusement Park, Ranchers Gas Co., Ranchers Appliance Co., Carbon County Gas Co., Cheyenne Truck & Implement Co. Wife, Josephine; children, William R. and Mrs. C. T. Johnson; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Grimshaw Bethany Chapel. Entombment in Greenwood Mausoleum. 6/15/1974.

JENSEN, Edward N.

Apache Junction -- Edward N. Jensen, 79, died Sunday, June 30, 1974, in Phoenix Veterans Hospital. He was a World War I Army veteran and came here 20 years ago from Oregon. He was a member of Elks Lodge 2349 and American Legion Post 27. Daughters, Mrs. Lawrence Bloomer and Mrs. Laura Shahan; and a sister. Services were in Desert View Chapel. Burial in Mtn. View Cemetery. July 4, 1974.


Pedro C. Jimenez, 65, died Thurs., Oct. 24, 1974, in a local hospital. He was a farm laborer. Sons, Pete, Rudy, Richard, David, Benny and Tony; daughters, Roseann, Mrs. Bertha Padilla, Mrs. Lina Millanes, Mrs. Mary Lou Salas; Mrs. Lucy Arce and Mrs. Lydia Chaves; a sister, Mrs. Jesusa Hidalgo; 45 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Mortensen-Kings Funeral Center. Mass in Immaculate Heart Church, 909 E. Washington. Burial in St. Francis Cemetery. 10/27/1974.


Mesa -- Mrs. Maxine G. Johansen, 60, died Wed., June 26, 1974, in her home. Children, Rick A., Jr., Jerald, Mrs. Barbara Brown and Mrs. Van Smith; brothers, Wilmer and Wilfred Carson; sisters, Mrs. Alida Ibac, Mrs. Eiola Brighten, Mrs. Ivadell Murphy and Mrs. Regina Quastad. Burial in Mountain View Memorial Gardens. 6/30/1974.

JOHNSON, Garrison

Whiteriver -- Garrison Johnson, 41, an artist, died Thursday, June 6, 1974, in the Public Health Services Indian Hospital after a long illness. He was a native of Whiteriver and was known for his paintings of the Apache crown dancers. Wife, Alice; sons, Edwin and Duwayne; daughters, Mrs. Charlotte Francis and Berlinda and Marriddie Johnson; brothers, Arden, Ancus and Limbert; sisters, Mrs. Charlene Lupe, Mrs. Loween Endfield, and Mrs. Shirley Hill; grandmother, Mrs. Ellen Perry, and a grandchild. Jackson Mortuary of Show Low. Services were in the Fort Apache Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Burial in Whiteriver Cemetery. 6/9/1974.

JOHNSON, Arthur Andrew

Arthur Andrew Johnson, 65, an electrical engineer, died Tuesday, June 25, 1974, in Desert Samaritan Hospital. He was employed 30 years by the Federal Communications Commission. Wife, Elaine; a daughter, Mrs. Linda Clancy; and a brother, Luther. Desert View Chapel. Cremation. 6/26/1974.


Services for B. J. Johnson, 69, were in Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 1246 S. 11th Ave. Webber & Sons Mortuary, 1641 E. Jefferson. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery with a Masonic funeral committee assisting. Mr. Johnson, of 1714 W. Magnolia, died June 26, 1974, en route to Memorial Hospital. He had been a stock clerk for the Santa Fe Railroad. Survivors include his wife, Genetha; daughters, Ella and Rita Johnson and Mrs. Iris Austin. Published in the Arizona Republic Thursday, July 4, 1974.


Prescott -- Edith P. Johnson, 54, died Tuesday, July 16, 1974, in St. Joseph Hospital in Phoenix. She was a bookkeeper and had been a sergeant in the U. S. Army. Husband, William O. "Bill" and her brother, Dr. V. W. Powell. Services were in Ruffner Funeral Home. Cremation in the Mountain View Crematory. 7/18/1974.

JOHNSON, James Harold

Youngtown -- James Harold Johnson, 84, a retired guage inspector, died Friday, July 5, 1974, in Valley View Community Hospital. He had delivered the Arizona Republic here until 1968. Wife, Carolyn H., and a sister out of state. Lundberg's Golden Door Chapel. Private burial. 7/8/1974.