All obituaries are from The Arizona Republic unless otherwise indicated.


Florence Tallerico, 84, died Thurs., Oct. 24, 1974, in a Phoenix hospital. She is survived by her children, mrs. Rose Gulli, Mrs. Lucia Stahl, James and Nick Tallerico; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Services and burial were in Chicago. Mercer Mortuary. 10/25/1974.

TALRAAS, Kathryn M.

Mesa -- Services for Kathryn M. Talraas, 37, were in Meldrum Mortuary, Macdonald at First Street. Burial in Mesa Cemetery. Mrs. Talraas, 1920 W. Second St., died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 1974, in Mesa Lutheran Hospital. She was employed several years in the First National Bank and recently for United Bank, both in Mesa. Survivors include her husband, John L.; children, Kari and Jon; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lovatus Butler; a brother, Donald Butler; and a sister, Mrs. Jane Pickett. The Arizona Republic 25 October 1974.


Steven J. Tarajcak, 23, died Wed., Oct. 23, 1974, in John C. Lincoln Hospital after he was injured in a Phoenix auto accident. He was born in Phoenix and graduated from Gerard High School and Phoenix College and was employed by Safeway Stores. Parents, Mr. and mrs. John Tarajcak; a brother, Daniel; sisters, Kathleen and Victoria Tarajcak; and his grandparents, Mrs. Susie Tanno and John P. Tarajcak. Mass in the Church of St. Thomas the Apostle. Burial in St. Francis Cemetery. 10/24/1974.

TARIS, Lewis A.

Lewis E. Taris, 37, who had owned and operated the Thomas East Barbership, died Wed., June 12, 1974, after a long illness. He had operated the shop since moving here eight years ago from Bellaire, Ohio. Wife, Jolene; children, Lewis, Mathew, Toni, Scheryl, Linda and Karen Taris; his parents, mr. and mrs. Joseph Taris; a sister, Mrs. Patricia Mitchell; and three brothers. Arcadia Funeral Home. Burial in St. Francis Cemetery. 6/15/1974.

TATE, Jayne Ann

Jayne Ann Tate, 54, a waitress at Mountain Shadows Resort, died THurs., June 27, 1974, in her home. She came to Phoenix in 1925 from her native Harrison, Arkansas. Husband, Charles F.; sons, James, Chandler and Jerry; two sisters and a brother; and three grandchildren. A.L. Moore & Sons Mortuary. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. 6/29/1974.

TERRELL, Grover Cleveland

Grover Cleveland Terrell, 51, died Friday, Oct. 25, 1974, in Phoenix Veterans Hospital. He had lived in Arizona 47 years, the past 21 at Mayer where he was employed as a miner. He served in a Navy underwater demolition team in World War II and received the Bronze Star with five Oak Leaf Clusters and a Presidential Unit Citation. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Prescott Masonic Lodge No. 1, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was the last surviving member of Underwater Demolition Team 10. Wife, Darla D.; sons, Terry C., and Barry R.; a brother, Jack; sisters, Mrs. Frances Burge, Mrs. Ethel Drake and Mrs. Florence Coturri; and two grandchildren. Memory Chapel at Prescott. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery, Prescott. 10/26/1974.

THOMAS, Mabel L.

Youngtown -- Mabel L. Thomas, 76, who lived here since 1959 and was a member of Youngtown Community Church, died Tuesday, July 16, 1974. Husband, Percie J., and a sister survive. Services in Golden Door Chapel. Private burial. 7/19/1974.

THOMAS, Clella Mildred

Youngtown -- Clella Mildred Thomas, 71, who graduated from the University of Oregon, died Tuesday, July 9, 1974, in Valley View Hospital. She taught school 30 years in Pleasant Hill and Goshen, Oregon. Husband, Murl; daughters, Mrs. Patricia Brown and Mrs. Ruth Brown. Mass in the Church of St. Joachim, Sun City. Burial in Floral Lakes Cemetery. 7/10/1974.

THOMPSON, Dorothy B.

Dorothy B. Thompson, 75, of Mesa, the immediate past regent of the Charles Trumbull Hayden Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, died Thursday, May 30, 1974. She retired here in 1968 from Santa Monica, California. Son, Karl Thompson; a sister, Betty Rosendale; and three grandchildren. Private cremation. 6/5/1974.


Mesa -- Graveside services for Karl Ernest THOMPSON, 53, who died Friday, June 21, 1974, in the Veterans Administration Hospital at Phoenix, were at Greenwood Memorial Park, 2300 W. Van Buren, Phoenix. Mr. Thompson, 701 S. Dobson Road, was a graphic artist. Survivors include daughters, Mrs. Suzan Engler and Dorothy K. Thompson; a son, Stephen; a sister, Faye Thompson, and brothers, John and Gable. Published June 23, 1974.

THOMPSON, Lawrence

Clifton -- Services for Lawrence J. Thompson, 62, who died Monday, June 24, 1974, in his home, were Thursday in the First Southern Baptist Church. Burial in Clifton Cemetery. Mr. Thompson had been a dispatcher for 11 years with the Greenlee County Sheriff's office. Survivors include his wife, Lucille; children, Kenneth, James, Mrs. Winnie Louise Gregory, Mrs. Nella Rosena Lillie, Mrs. Wilta Lee Lightfoot, and Mrs. Leuna Willengberg; his mother, Mrs. Martha Nabors; stepdaughters, Mrs. Geraldine Clark and Mrs. Linda Martin; a sister and several half-sisters and half-brothers, all out of state; 20 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Lewallen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Published in the Arizona Republic June 26, 1974.


Mesa -- Services for Lloyd Joseph Thompson, 60, were Saturday in Meldrum Mortuary, 52 N. Macdonald. Burial will be in Double Butte Cemetery. Mr. Thompson of 9632 E. Balsam died Tuesday, July 2, 1974, in Mesa Lutheran Hospital. A former restaurant operator in Iowa, he had been in the coin collecting business here. Survivors include his wife, Mary; sons, Charles L., James L., and Terry J.; a brother, Harold J.; two other brothers and a sister; and a grandson. Published July 4, 1974.

THOMPSON, Patricia Anne

Services for Patricia Anne Thompson, 18, were Wednesday in Maryvale Mortuary Chapel, 6901 W. Indian School. Burial in Glendale Resthaven Cemetery. Miss Thompson, of 6818 W. Highland, was killed Saturday, June 8, 1974, in an auto accident. She had been a member of the choirs at Trevor Brown High School, 67th Avenue Baptist Church and West Phoenix Baptist Church Youth Choir. She was graduated from Trevor Brown last week. Survivors include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George R. Thompson; brothers, George III, Donald R., Barry L. and Randy L.; grandparents, Mrs. Mary Bean and Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Berryhill. Published in the Arizona Republic June 11, 1974.


Services for William Thompson, 73, were Friday in A. L. Moore & Sons Mortuary, 333 W. Adams. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Thompson, a retired carpenter, who had lived 30 years in Phoenix, died Tuesday, June 18, 1974, in his home at Perkins, Oklahoma. Survivors include his wife, Mary; children, Mrs. Larry Huff, Mrs. Clyde Edwood, Mrs. John Ligon, Jr., and Robert; a brother, Sam; 10 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Published June 20, 1974.

THOMPSON, William Walter, Jr.

William Walter Thompson, Jr., 68, who was self-employed industrial designer, died Sunday, June 9, 1974, in his home, 37 W. Medlock. Mr. Thompson came here six years ago from Michigan. He was born in West Virginia. Survivors include his wife, Ruth; a son, William J.; and three grandchildren. Mortensen-Kings Funeral Center arranged private cremation. Published June 11, 1974.


Peridot -- James Thorne, 89, died Saturday, June 8, 1974, in the Mountain View Nursing Home in Safford. He was a spokesman for the San Carlos Apache Tribe and a retired cattleman. He had been foreman for the Anchor Seven Cattle Association for 30 years. Children, Alfred, Alfonso, Mrs. Cecelia Chavez, Mrs. Nandia Irving, and Mrs. Nellie Marlin; 19 grandchildren and eight great-granadchildren. Safford Funeral Home. Services were in the Assembly of God Church and burial was in Peridot Cemetery. 6/13/1974.

THRALL, Electa Elizabeth

Electa Elizabeth Thrall, 94, who had lived in Phoenix 64 years, died Thursday, June 13, 1974, in Hunts Nursing Home. She was a member of Bethany Bible Church. Step-son, Joe Thrall; brother, Cecil Nelson. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. 6/15/1974.