All obituaries are from The Arizona Republic unless otherwise indicated.

LANGAN, Peter Thomas, Jr.

Peter Thomas Langan, Jr., 65, of 4152 E. Medlock Drive, an administrative law judge for the Social Security Administration in Phoenix, died Monday, July 1, 1974, in Doctors Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Virginia; children, Mrs. Linda Monge and Peter III; a sister; two brothers; a half-brother and three grandchildren. Private services today in A. L. Moore & Sons Mortuary will be followed by entombment in Greenwood Mausoleum. Published Wednesday, July 3, 1974 in The Arizona Republic.

LABADIE, Bertha H.

Bertha H. Labadie, 84, a former member of the Church of St. Mary here, died Tuesday, June 18, 1974, in her home. Children, Henry J. and Mrs. Al McGrath; and two grandchildren. Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home. Burial in St. Francis Cemetery. 6/19/1974.

LAKE, Dale James

27 August 1913 - 13 July 1974
Prescott -- Graveside services for Dale James Lake, 60, of Dewey, who died Saturday, July 13, 1974, in his camper at Lynx Lake, were Friday in Mountain View Cemetery. Mr. Lake was a brickmason. Survivors include his wife, Theresa; children, Robert, Mrs. Carol Fethkenher and Mrs. Bonnie Lyons; eight sisters and two brothers out of state, and 11 grandchildren. Ruffner Funeral Home handled arrangements. Thursday, July 18, 1974.

LANDIS, Julia M.

12 December 1908 - 25 October 1974
Julia M. Landis, 65, of Mesa, a retired florist, died Friday, Oct. 25, 1974, in Desert Samaritan Hospital. Husband, Nelson, and a sister out of state. Larry J. Melcher Chapel Funeral Home. Burial in Mountain View Memorial Gardens. 10/27/1974.

LANGER, Mamie L.

Mrs. Mamie L. Langer, 72, of 931 W. Roma, died Thurs., June 13, 1974, in Phoenix Medicenter. Sons, Russell and Milton; a sister and a brother out of state; and three grandchildren. Burial in Memory Lawn Memorial Park. 6/16/1974.


Tempe -- Betty Lou Langlois, 41, died Wed., June 12, 1974, in Denver. She was born in Mukden, Manchuria, China, where her parents were missionaries. She was a partner with her husband in Handy Hank's Home Repair business and was a member of the Tempe Seventh-day Adventist Church. Husband, Henry A.; sons, Leslie D. and Henry M.; and a brother, Edward G. Vinkel. Carr Mortuary. Burial in Double Butte Cemetery. 6/15/1974.


James L. Latimer, 74, a salesman for George Zalton Fine China, died Tuesday, June 25, 1974, in Phoenix veterans Hospital. He was a veteran of World Wars I & II. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and of Moose Lodge 708. Wife, Gladys M.; children, Mrs. Virginia West, Mrs. Aileen Neely, Mrs. Beverly Call and Earl S.; step-daughters, Mrs. Betty Wadsworth and Mrs. Doris Baldwin; a brother and two sisters; and a number of grandchildren. Services and burial were in Salt Lake City. 6/26/1974.


Scottsdale -- Mrs. Ann L. Lawson, 50, a beautician, died Sunday, Oct. 27, 1974, in Scottsdale Memorial Hospital. Husband, Thomas L.; a son, Thomas; daughters, Mrs. Sharon Joseph and Linda; and two grandchildren. Services in the Glass and Garden Drive-In Church. Burial in Paradise Memorial Gardens. 10/28/1974.


Miami -- Harold L. Lecompte, 54, died Wednesday, June 26, 1974, in Miami Inspiration Hospital. He was a retired employe of Miami Copper Co. Wife, Maxine; children, Harold J., Mrs. Evelyn Chapman, and Mrs. Margie Beck; his brothers, Paul, Edmund and Coleman; his sisters, Mrs. Barbara Eberle, and Mrs. Bernice James, and five grandchildren. Burial in Holly Memorial Gardens. 6/28/1974.

LEE, Margaret Adaline

Chandler -- Margaret Adaline Lee, 75, died Wed., June 26, 1974, in her home at 588 N. Washington. She had lived here since 1958 and was a member of Chandler United Methodist Church and Order of Eastern Star. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Buela Kuske; brothers, Lawrence and Wayne Skutt. Bueler Mortuary. Private Cremation. 6/28/1974.

LEES, Nellie F.

Tolleson -- Nellie F. Lees, 41, of 118th Ave and McDowell, died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1974, in Maryvale Samaritan Hospital. Husband, Edward H.; children, Sonald, Edward, Jr., Elizabeth and Mrs. Monique Whitaker; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thalma Merrell. Cannon Funeral Home, Goodyear. Burial in Glendale Resthaven Park. 10/24/1974.

LEFEBRE, Richard, D., Dr.

Sun City -- Dr. Richard D. Lefebre, 95, died Thursday, June 13, 1974, in Bells Lodge, Phoenix. He graduated from the Chicago Dental College and practiced from 1907 to 1953 in Berwyn, Illinois. Wife, Anna; daughters, Mrs. Helen Larsen and Mrs. Virginia Christensen; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services and burial in Elmhurst, Illinois. 6/15/1974.

LeGAULT, John A.

John Arthur LeGault, 56, died of a heart attack Wed., June 12, 1974, en route to Desert Samaritan Hospital. He was comptroller for Irving Jennings, Jr. & Associates. He was a World War II veteran. Wife, Virginia; and a brother, Robert. Mass was in the Church of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. Burial in East Resthaven Cemetery. Gibbons Bunker Tempe Mortuary. 6/15/1974.


11 Jan 1894 - 25 Oct 1974
Mrs. Oda H. Legge, 80, of Mesa, died Friday, Oct. 25, 1974, at her home. Daughter, Mrs. Virginia Liddell, and a step-grandchild. Services and burial were in Carlsbad, N.M. Larry J. Melcher Mortuary. 10/27/1974.

LENK, Lawrence Rudulph

Kawrebce Rudulph Lenk, 73, a retired tool and die maker, died Sunday, June 30, 1974, in St. Joseph's Hospital. He came here in 1951 from Cleveland. Wife, Agnes; children, Mrs. Dorothy Storey, Mrs. Rosie Dagle, Jack and Roger Rickard; a sister and two brothers; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. July 2, 1974.

LENSE, Harry W.

Harry W. Lense, 87, a retired salesman of advertising, died Monday, July 8, 1974, in Doctors Hospital. Wife, Hazel; son, Ralph; a brother and a sister; and a grandson. Paradise Chapel services with a Masonic funeral committee officiating. Entombment in Greenwood Mausoleum. 7/10/1974.

LEON, Linda Louise
LEON, Randolph Steven

Randolph Leon, 22, and his wife, Linda Louise Leon, 24, were found dead Monday, July 1, 1974, in their home at 1620 E. Yale. Mr. Leon was graduated from Phoenix College where he was a member of the tennis club and planned to become a pre-law student at Arizona State University. He was an employe of the Arizona State Hospital and a member of the Motor Mechanics and had won racing trophies. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesus Leon; brothers, Daniel, Michael and Joseph; sisters, Roxanne, Kathleen and Patricia Ann; grandfather, Joseph Gomez and Great-grandmother, Mrs. Franciscia Gomez.
Mrs. Leon was employed by American Express and was a member of the Phoenix Parks & Recreation Tennis Club. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Light; a sister, Mrs. Gary Kneasel; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. ALvah Tompkins. Gibbons Bunker Tempe Chapel. Burial in East Resthaven Park. July 4, 1974.

LEONARD, Elizabeth

Bagdad -- Mrs. Elizabeth Leonard, 43, died Friday, June 21, 1974, in Bagdad Hospital after a lengthy illness. Husband, Raymond; children, Mrs. Sandra Walker, Mrs. Sharon Moore, Mrs. Lea Balcolm, Mrs. Kathy Walicki, and John Riley; three step-children and five grandchildren. Memory Chapel Mortuary in Prescott. Burial in Carthage, N.Y. 6/23/1974.

LERMA, Hector

Rosary for Hector Lerma, 19, was in A. L. Moore & Sons Mortuary, 333 W. Adams. Mass was in the Church of St. Mary Magdalene, 1102 E. Hilton. Burial in St. Francis Cemetery. Mr. Lerma, of 2312 W. Monroe, a truckers helper at Globe Van Lines, was killed Tuesday, June 4, 1974 in a vehicle accident. Survivors include his wife, Jennie; a daughter, Lisa; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eloy Lerma, Sr.; brothers, Eloy and Eddie. Published in the Arizona Republic Thurs., June 6, 1974.

LeSIEUR, Rudolph J.

Rudolph J. LeSieur, 73, a retired inspector in an ordnance plant, died Sat., June 29, 1974, in John C. Lincoln Hospital. Wife, Edith E.; daughter, Mrs. Margaret Erickson; two sisters out of state; a grandchild and three great-grandchildren. Services at Chapel of the Chimes. Burial in Glendale Resthaven Park Cemetery. July 1, 1974.

LESTER, Marybelle

Mrs. Marybelle Lester, 48, of 742 W. Monte Vista, came to Phoenix in 1951 and died Sunday, June 23, 1974, in Phoenix Baptist Hospital. Children, Jenny, Ralph and Todd; two brothers ; and one sister out of state and father, Arthur C. Johnson. Services were at Trinity Cathedral, 100 W. Roosevelt. Burial in Greenwood Memorial Park. 6/25/1974.

LETCHER, Bernice E.

20 January 1906 - 1 Jund 1974
Bernice E. Letcher, 68, of 3501 W. Rancho Drive, died Saturday, June 1, 1974, in the MediCenter. Husband, Orrin; children, ElRoy and Mrs. Eloise Hogue; a sister, Mrs. Esther McCarroll; and two brothers out of state. Burial in Resthaven Park Cemetery. 6/3/1974.