All obituaries are from The Arizona Republic unless otherwise indicated.


Eddie M. Ramirez, 69, died Monday, July 15, 1974, in Doctor Hospital. He had lived in Phoenix 55 years and was a newspaper boy for The Arizona Republic and later worked for O'Connell Bros. auto body shop on Central Ave. He established the Peerless Auto Top Shop here in 1927 and in recent years specialized in restoring antique cars. He served three terms as president of Aliaza Americana Fraternity and was a member of the Lost chord Club and a charter member of St. Mark's Parish. Wife, Petra; children, Robert, Eddie F., Mrs. Robert Chavez, Mrs. Jesus Zamora and Mrs. Ernest Morales; stepmother, Mrs. Valentina Monarrez; brothers, Matias, Larry and Joe; four half-brothers and five half-sisters; 24 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Burial in St. Francis Cemetery. 7/17/1974.

RAMOS, Catalina Maria

Safford -- Mrs. Catalina Maria Ramos, 63, died Friday, June 7, 1974, in a local nursing home. Daughter, Mrs. Esther Ross; a sister, Mrs. Alice Montoya and two other sisters and two brothers out of state. Services and burial were in Archbold, Ohio. Caldwell Funeral Home. 6/9/1974.

RAMSEY, K. Frank

Tempe -- K. Frank Ramsey, 22, was killed Saturday, July 6, 1974, in a pickup truck accident in South Mountain Park. He was a warehouse manager for Anthony Pools. He was born in Mesa and graduated from Tempe High School and attended Devry Institute of Technology. He was an Eagle Scout. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth C. Ramsey; brother, William C.; grandmother, Mrs. Violet Wood. Carr Mortuary. Entombment in Green Acres Mauseoleum. 7/9/1974.

RATH, Irene S.

Irene S. Rath, 92, died Thursday, June 13, 1974, in St. Joseph's Hospital. He had been a volunteer hospital Gray Lady after cominghere 23 years ago from her native Oak Park, Illinois. She was a member of the First Congregational Church and Washington Garden Club. Survivors include a son, Robert W.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Mercer Mortuary. Private cremation. 6/14/1974.

RATHSACK, Marguerite

Marguerite Rathsack, 81, died Thursday, June 27, 1974, in her home at 2136 W. Clarendon. She had been a trust officer of the First National Bank in Toledo. Survivors include a nephew, Donald Kross, and other nephews and nieces. Northwest Mortuary. Burial in her native Toledo, Ohio. 6/28/1974.

RAUSCH, Clarence A.

6 January 1904 - 3 July 1974
Clarence A. Rausch, 70, died in his home Wed., July 3, 1974. He was associated with a realty firm. Wife, Luella; son, Dennis; one grandchild. Memory Lawn Mausoleum. 7/5/1974.


Leo Rawson, 63, a plumber, died Sunday, July 7, 1974, in St. Joseph's Hospital. Children, Norman, Douglas, Mrs. Iva Gaulke and Mrs. Carol Wolpert; and 10 grandchildren. Mortensen-Kings Funeral Center. Burial in Richland Center, Wisconsin. 7/10/1974.

RAY, Richard Hyrum

Richard Hyrum Ray, 56, of Mesa, died Thursday, July 4, 1974. Wife, LaVon; children, R. Kenneth, David, Elton, Gloria, Dorothy and Mrs. Bonnie Kellis; brothers, Clinton, James and Charles; a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Freeman, and eight grandchildren. 7/7/1974.

RAYMOND, Myra Sherrick

21 September 1881 - 2 June 1974
Myra Sherrick Raymond, 92, of 3333 N. Civic Center Plaza, Scottsdale, died Sunday, June 2, 1974, in a Phoenix hospital. She came to Phoenix in 1914. Sons, John C. and Henry S.; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Burial was private. 6/3/1974.

REED, Carl Eugene

Carl Eugene Reed, 51, a welder for Valley Steel in Tempe, died Friday, June 14, 1974, of a heart attack at his home, 207 E. Jefferson. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Son, David. Services and burial were in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 6/19/1974.

REED, Pearl

Miami -- Mrs. Pearl Reed, 83, died Monday, June 24, 1974, in Gila General Hospital. Survivors include a brother, Emmett G. Sanders, and a sister, Mrs. Bessie Davis. Burial in Pinal Cemetery. 6/26/1974.


John D. Reeder, 54, died Friday, June 28, 1974, in St. Joseph's Hospital. He was an accountant and had owned an accounting firm in Phoenix 15 years and an office in his home at Pine the past four months. He had been comptroller a year for KTAR-TV. Wife, Mable L.; children, John, Jr., and Barbara jean Reeder; five brothers and a sister; and a granddaughter. Hansen Mortuary. Burial in DeWitt, Illinois. 6/29/1974.

REEVES,Roscoe R.

Apache Junction -- Roscoe R. Reeves, 77, a retired carrier driver for a sawmill in Toledo, Oregon, died Wed., June 19, 1974, in Mesa Lutheran Hospital. He was a World War II Navy veteran. Children, Jack, Robert, Mrs. Vivian Williams and Mrs. Joan Shermer; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Larry C. Melcher Mortuary. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery. 6/21/1974.

REHM, Theodore A.

26 Oct 1901 - 3 July 1974
Theodore A. Rehm, 72, a corporation executive, died Wed., July 3, 1974. He was founder of the Keystone Custodian Funds in Philadelphia which merged with Boston Fiduciary and became the Keystone Corporation in 1932. He was vice president of supervisory and operating phases of the corporation from 1932 until retiring to Scottsdale in 1954. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1924 and began his career with Federal Reserve Bank in Philadelphia. He was born in Meriden, Connecticut. Wife, Marianna Barnes Rehm; daughters, Sanchia, Joan-Audrey, Beverly, Perdita, and Nadine; a brother; a sister; and 10 grandchildren. Services in Valley Presbyterian Church, Scottsdale. Messinger Mortuary arranged private burial. 7/6/1974.

REID, Fern V.

Fern V. Reid, 56, who came to Phoenix in 1918 and was a member of the Arizona Fire Fighters Auxiliary, died Tuesday, July 16, 1974, in St. Luke's Hospital. Husband, John T.; a son, John H.; a brother, Don Schopp; and two grandchildren. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. 7/19/1974.


Heber -- Mrs. Rose M. Reidhead, 78, died Monday, June 24, 1974, in Navapache Hospital in Show Low. She was a housewife and had helped in the Snowflake school cafeteria. Children, Theo, Jack, Mrs. Helen Webb, and Mrs. June Brewer; two sisters, Mrs. Hazel Goodman and Mrs. Lottie Boyd; 21 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren. Burial in Snowflake Cemetery. 6/26/1974.


James C. Reynolds, 44, of Prescott, was killed Monday, Oct. 21, 1974, when he fell from a house. He was a building contractor and active in civic organizations. Services at The United Methodist Church. Cremation in the Mountain View Crematory. 10/24/1974.

RHOTON, Mae Lamb

Mrs. Mae Lamb Rhoton, 90, was born in Mesa and died Saturday, June 22, 1974, in Mesa Lutheran Hospital. She attended one of the first classes at Tempe Normal School, now Arizona State University. She and her late husband were cattle ranchers in Superior. Sons, Leonard Bellamy, Robert Kellis, LeRoy Kellis, Jack Kellis, Bert Bellamy and Raymond Kellis; daughters, Mrs. Winifred Cardon, Mrs. Nora Hamblin; and brookie Brown; a sister out of state; 28 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren. Meldrum Mortuary. Burial in Mesa Cemetery. 6/23/1974.

RICKS, Warren

Glendale -- Warren Ricks, 89, died Sunday, June 2, 1974, in Glendale Samaritan Hospital. He lived 50 years in Arizona and was employed with the Arrowhead Ranch. Survivors include a half-brother, M. Lewis. Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary. Burial in Glendale Memorial Park. 6/4/1974.

RIDDELL, George Edwin

George Edwin Riddell, 68, who came here in 1924 and had been in television electronics before retiring, died Wed., July 17, 1974, in Phoenix Baptist Hospital. Wife, Marjorie; a son, George R.; a sister and two grandchildren. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. 7/19/1974.



Tempe -- Graveside services for Larry J. Riggins, 31, were at Mesa City Cemetery. He was a member of Operating Engineers Union Local 426 and died Thursday, Oct. 24, 1974, in hi home in Tempe Mobile Home Park. He was born in Mesa and lived in Tempe the past six months. Son, Vance; parents, Mrs. and Mrs. Turner B. Riggins; sisters, Mrs. Robert R. Loftus and Mrs. Patricia Allie. 10/26/1974.

RILEY, Burley L.

Burley L. Riley, 14, a ninth grader, died Monday, July 1, 1974, in Aurora, Illinois. He was born in Phoenix and left here in 1971 to live in Aurora, Illinois. Father, Harold Riley; mother, Mrs. Theda Riley Hestutune; a brother and two sisters; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Layee, and great-grandmother, Mrs. Mary Reynolds. Grimshaw Bloom Chapel. Burial in East Resthaven Cemetery. 7/7/1974.

RIOS, Flora Firth

Flora Firth Rios, 69, died Friday, May 31, 1974, in her home at 1501 W. Pierce. Husband, Roman; sons, Harry and Raymond; a brother, Louis Troutman; and two grandchildren. Burial in Greenwood Memorial Park. 6/3/1974.

RIVAS, Leopoldo

Leopoldo Rivas, 77, who was born in Tempe, died Monday, June 3, 1974, in St. Luke's Hospital. He was employed many years as a hay baler and nine years in the City of Tempe water department. He retired in 1964. He was a member of the Porfiro Diaz Lodge No. 1. Wife, Concepcion A.; daughters, Mrs. Elvira Gutierrez and Leonardo Rivas; a brother, John Davila; sisters, Mrs. Rosa Gonzales, Mrs. Rita Fajardo and Mrs. Carmen Mendoza; and two grandchildren. Mass in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. Burial in St. Francis Cemetery. 6/5/1974.


Camp Verde -- Enoch Robart, 89, died Thursday, June 13, 1974, in his home. He was a retired farmer. Children, Arthur, Enoch, Jr., Mrs. Esther Daley, and Mrs. Ethel Patrick. 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Services were in United Methodist Church. Burial in Clear Creek Cemetery. 6/15/1974.

ROBB, Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt Robb, 70, who had worked 35 years for the Goodyear Rubber Co. in Akron, Ohio, died Wed., June 26, 1974, in St. Joseph's Hospital. Wife, Lumma; stepchildren, James B. Thompson and Mrs. Ralph Ripke; four brothers and a sister. Services were in Maryvale Chapel & Mortuary. Burial in Glendale Resthaven Park. 6/28/1974.

ROCHA, Richard G.

Miami -- Richard G. Rocha, 23, of Midland City, died Thurs., July 4, 1974, in the Miami-Inspiration Hospital from injuries he suffered in a truck-motorcycle accident. He was an employe of the Inspiration Consolidated Copper Co. Wife, Jackie; son, Richard; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fidel Rocha; and brother, Ronald. Miles Mortuary. Mass at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrement Church. Burial in Pinal Cemetery. 7/5/1974.


Rose L. Rockoff, 73, was born in Russia and died Saturday, July 6, 1974, in her home at 3619 W. McLellan. She came here 25 years ago from Illinois. Husband, David L.; children, Sandra Tuma, Marshall, Burton and Guerston Rockoff; two sisters and two brothers; and six grandchildren. Sinai Mortuary. Burial in Beth El Cemetery. 7/10/1974.


Mesa -- Jean G. Rockwell, 77, died Monday, June 10, 1974, in Mesa Lutheran Hospital. Mrs. Rockwell was born in Scotland and came here 23 years ago from New Jersey. Husband, Jay, and two brothers survive. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery. 6/11/1974.