All obituaries are from The Arizona Republic unless otherwise indicated.


Sun City -- Bert S. Parker, 92, died Sat., July 6, 1974, in Boswell Memorial Hospital. He was a retired farmer. Wife, Mary; daughter, Mrs. Elise Laybourn. Services and Burial in Salina, Kansas. Universal Memorial Center. 7/9/1974.

PARKER, Charles F.

Charles F. Parker, 71, a 35-year member of Carpenters Union Local 1089 died Sunday, June 2, 1974, in the Medi Center. He was a native of Phoenix. Wife, Lois; children, Mrs. Charlene Forbes, Mrs. Irene Jones and Clarence Olin; brothers, Frank and Sidney; sisters, Helen Newby Gulden, Esther Ellingham, Frances Parker, Loretta Beloat, Margaret Pennington, Thelma Heitter, Lucille Bellar and Emma Murray; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. 6/5/1974.

PARKER, Georgia Eaton

Georgia Eaton Parker, 75, a native of Florence, died Saturday, June 15, 1974, in a local nursing home. She had been secretary to three Arizona governors and had also worked four years for Arizona Highways magazine. Mother, Mrs. Edith L. Spires. Burial in East Resthaven Cemetery. 6/17/1974.


7 June 1886 - 12 June 1974
Nellie Parrish, 88, a retired cabinet finisher, died Wed., June 12, 1974, in her home at 2129 W. Dahlia. Daughter, Mrs. Meryle Otis; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Hansen Mortuary. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. 6/13/1974.

PARTRIDGE, Pearl Axelina

Pearl Axelina Partridge, 76, died Monday, July 15, 1974, in sSt. Joseph's Hospital. Children, Mrs. Gloria Hagermann and John Bloom; two brothers and three sisters; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Green Acres Glendale Chapel, 5830 W. Missouri. Burial in Glendale Resthaven Park. 7/17/1974.

PASCGO, Irene C.

Springerville -- Irene C. Pascgo, 39, died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1974, in her home at Bayard, N.M. She was born in Springerville and lived in Bayard for three years. Husband, Ben; mother, Mrs. Emma H. Carrillo; four brothers, Teo, Padi, and Richard Carrillo and one out of state, and sisters, Mrs. Margaret Armijo and Mrs. Mary Siguero and two out of state. Nettz Mortuary. Burial in Springerville Cemetery. 10/26/1974.


John W. Patterson, 52, the proprietor of Wallace Norge Village, died Friday, July 19, 1974, in Scottsdale Memorial Hospital. He had been a charter and corporate pilot from 1948 to 1967 and flew for Norton Produce and Cutter Aviation. He was a World War II veteran and attended the University of Arizona in 1946. Wife, Jean; daughters, Kimberly and Deborah; and his mother, Mrs. Dorothy W. Patterson. Messinger Mortuary. Private cremation. 7/20/1974.

PAYNE, Millicent Jane

Sun City -- Millicent Jane Payne, 67, a retired secretary and member of the United Church in Sun City, died Monday, July 8, 1974, in Boswell Hospital. Husband, Elihu; daughter, Mrs. Patricia Salar. Private burial. Lundberg Golden Door Mortuary. 7/10/1974.

PEDERSON, Clifford M. "Pete"

Clifford M. "Pete" Pederson, 45, an engineer 15 years at Goodyear Aerospace Corp., died Saturday, Oct. 29, 1974, of an apparent heart attack after he and a friend had killed a deer while hunting near Payson and were loading it onto a pickup. Wife, Dorothy; a stepson, Rick; his mother, Mrs. Martha Pederson; a sister, Mrs. Hazel Julia, and five grandchildren. Arcadia Funeral Home. Burial in Greenwood Memorial Park. 10/28/1974.

PEEDE, Vernon A.

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PEEL, Sharron Irene

St. Johns -- Sharron Irene Peel, 3, died June 20, 1974, in a fire in her home. Father, Jerry Wayne Peel; mother and stepfather, Mr./ Mrs. Gerry F. Swinehart; sister, Brenda; brother, Randy; grandparents, Mr./Mrs. Charles Hensley and Mrs. Rachel Peel. Netiz Mortuary of Springerville. St. Johns Cemetery. 6/22/1974.

PENA, Andrea M.

Andrea Pena, 73, a former Phoenix resident who lived in Ontario, CA, died Wed., July 17, 1974, in St. Joseph's Hospital. Husband, Enriquez; children, Enriquez, Jr., Efrain, Benjamin, Mrs. Margie Rivera, Mrs. Dora Deanda, Mrs. Evangeline Campos and Mrs. Ruth Daniel; and 23 grandchildren. Services were in the Evangelical Lutheran Church. Mortensen-Kings Funeral Home. Burial in East Resthaven Park. 7/19/1974.

PENSINGER, Robert Steven

Robert Steven Pensinger, 21, died Monday, June 17, 1974, in Maryvale Samaritan Hospital. He was born in Phoenix and graduated from Catalina Elementary School and Alhambra High School. He played varsity baseball and basketball at the University of Arizona until he became ill. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Pensinger; a brother, Grey L.; grandparents, Mrs. Ethel Pensinger and Mr. and mrs. L. E. Slaughter. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. 6/18/1974.

PERK, Maurice

6 Jan 1897 - 1 July 1974
Scottsdale -- Maurice Perk, 77, founder of the Perks Metal Co. of Indianapolis, died Monday, July 1, 1974, in Good Samaritan Hospital. Wife, Esther; sons, Harrison and Richard; a sister; and four grandchildren. Burial in Indianapolis. Sinai Mortuary.

PETERSON, Clarence

2 May 1912 - July 1974
Payson -- Clarence Peterson, 62, of Payson, was a retired warehouse foreman for a paper company. Wife, Florence; children, Tim, Mrs. Dana Cummings, Mrs. Lois Paul and Bonnie Peterson; six brothers and one sister and two grandchildren. Payson Funeral Home. Burial in Auburn, Washington. 7/5/1974.

PETERSON, Elizabeth Butler

Elizabeth Butler Peterson, 84, who had lived in Phoenix since 1919, died Monday, June 17, 1974, in Convalescent Hospital, Studio City, CA. She was a member of the First Congregational Church, Phoenix Artists Series in the 1920s, Red Cross Gray Ladies in World War II, and Wilson School PTA. She graduated from Winona Wisconsin Normal College. Husband, Paul C.; son, Rod "Bill" Peterson; and three grandchildren. 6/22/1974.


Glendale -- Sophia B. Peterson, 98, was born in Germany and died Thursday, June 27, 1974, in Phoenix Baptist Hospital. She came to Sun City in 1961 from Elgin, Illinois, and was a member of the First United Church of Sun City. Brother, Herman Barth, survives. Services and burial were in Elgin, Illinois. Lundberg Mortuary. 6/29/1974.

PETRILLO, Anthony J.

Scottsdale --Anthony J. Petrillo, 43, a hair dresser who moved here ten years ago from his native Mt. Vernon, N.Y., died Wed., Oct. 23, 1974, in Scottsdale Memorial Hospital. He owned Anthony's Coiffures. Wife, Annette; children, Richard and Lisa; sisters, Barbara Gibbons and Gloria Lupinacci; three sisters, Tillie Ragnone, Mollie Bert and Grace Ciarcia, all of New York; and a brother, Sam Petrillo, New York. Messinger Mortuary. Mass in the Church of St. Maria Goretti. Burial in St. Francis Cemetery. 10/25/1974.

PHELPS, Dr. Rose

Dr. Rose Phelps, 80, who taught library science at the University of Illinois from 1931 to 1958, died Saturday, in her home at Orangewood American Baptist Estates, 7550 N. 16th St. She attended the University of Michigan and Columbia University and received her doctorate in library science in 1943 from the University of Chicago. She came to Arizona 10 years ago from Illinois. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. R. A. Culver, and a brother out of state. Services in the Church of the Beatitudes. Private cremation. Hansen Mortuary. 7/8/1974.

PHILPOTT, Frank Walter

Mesa -- Frank Walter Philpott, 30, drowned Saturday, June 15, 1974, in Lake Pleasant. He was an insurance salesman and was an elder in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a member of the Big Brothers of America. Wife, Tamara; a daughter, Jodi; his mother, Mrs. Martrice Philpott; and a brother, James. Gibbons Bunker Mortuary. 6/18/1974.

PICKERING, Chester Arthur

31 Jan 1907 - 18 June 1974
Chester Arthur Pickering, 67, a retired industrial counselor, died Tuesday, June 18, 1974, in his home at 21421 N. 24th Ave. Wife, Mrs. E. Clare; a son, Robert; and a brother and a sister out of state. Universl Memorial Center. 6/23/1974.