All obituaries were taken from The Arizona Republic unless otherwise indicated.

BAGBY, Kathleen G., 63

Memorial services for Kathleen G. Bagby, 63, a retired artist and member of the Scottsdale Artist League, were in Faith Methodist Church. Mrs. Bagby, 7016 N. 22nd Drive, died Friday, April 28, 1978, in her home. She is survived by her husband, Victor; three sons, David of Denver, Colorado, Tim of Clarkdale, Arizona, and Chris, Phoenix; a daughter, Priscilla Bedenkop; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Crooks of Michigan City, Indiana; 11 grandchildren and three sisters, Margaret Pliske, Michigan City, Indiana, Donna Dicks, Palatine, Illinois, Mary Abbene, Chicago, Illinois; and a brother, Harry Crooks, Phoenix. Private entombment Resthaven Mausoleum. Arrangements Hansen Mortuary. The Phoenix Gazette Saturday, April 29, 1978

BAILEY, Edith Ann

Edith Ann Bailey, 62, 8040 W. Roma, died Wed., March 30, 1977. She was a medical technician. Survived by husband, Clarence, and two brothers. Private cremation arranged by Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary. Arizona Republic 4/2/1977.

BAKER, Osha E.

30 June 1911 - 15 April 1978
Osha E. Baker, 66, of Phoenix, died April 15, 1978, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Husband, Lytton; children, Mary McPherson, Betty Miller, Kenneth, and David; a brother and three sisters; and 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The Arizona Republic Monday, April 17, 1978

BANNER, William

William Banner, 61, a retired farmer, died April 20, 1978. Banner had resided in Avondale for 20 years after moving from Michigan. Wife, Essie; a daughter; a son, a brother; and six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Cannon Funeral Home. The Phoenix Gazette Monday, April 24, 1978


Camilo Barajas, 76, of 1627 E. Lincoln, died Wed., March 30, 1977, in his home. Mr. Barajas was an Arizona native and retired carpenter. Surviving is a brother. Requiem Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment St. Francis. Published in the Arizona Republic 4/4/1977.

BATEMAN, Charles W.

Charles W. Bateman, 64, a World War II veteran who came to Phoenix in 1936 from Missouri, died June 15, 1978. Mr. Bateman retired from the Mecham Pontiac agency. Wife, June; children, Barbara Stephan, Linda Gadd, Jean Debord, Don Butch, and Jerry; 19 grandchildren; 4 sisters and 3 brothers. Published in the Arizona Republic 6/27/1978.

BAYLESS, Estella

Services for Estella M. Bayless, 86, who came here in 1909 and was a member of the choir and Womens Society for Christian Service at First United Methodist Church, were in A. L. Moore & Sons Mortuary, 333 W. Adams. Mrs. Bayless, 1712 W. Glendale, an early president of the Osborn Womens Club, was a member of the Eastern Star, Daughters of the Nile and Phoenix Womens Club. She died Sunday in Beatitudes Care Center. Survivors include children, Irma B. Miller, Lynn M. and Robert L.; a sister; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Published in the Arizona Republic January 14, 1976, p. C3.

BECK, Burton E.

Burton E. Beck, 59, former president of Eli Lilly and Co., died March 27, 1977, in Hawaii. Was a rancher at Sonoita since retirement. Wife, Bettie Ann; daughters, Elizabeth Ann, Mrs. Timothy T. Tomlinson. Published in the Arizona Republic 4/2/1977.

BECK, Orin E., 85

25 Aug 1892 - 17 April 1978 Orin E. Beck, 85, a retired farmer, motel owner and church leader, died April 17, 1978. He was an LDS Temple worker here 17 years. Wife, Clara Emily; children, LaVee B. Lamb, Donna Norton, Rae Dodge-Scalone, Carol Boynton, Bonnie Foote, and Ronald O.; sister; 24 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchidlren. The Arizona Republic April 19, 1978

BEJARANO, Alfredo Luna

Alfredo Luna Bejarano, 16, of Cashion, a native of Arizona, died June 24, 1978, when his car collided in an intersecion with a truck. He attended Tolleson High School. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Perfecto Bejarano; two brothers and three sisters; three grandparents. Published in the Arizona Republic 6/27/1978.

BELL, Oscar D.

Oscar D. Bell, 70, a World War II and Korean War veteran, died Sunday in a Phoenix hospital. Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in A. L. Moore and Sons Mortuary. Bell moved here from Caliofrnia in 1942 and resided at 2934 E. Pinchot. He had been an analyst for AIResearch overhaul division for 25 years until retirement Friday. Survivors indlue his wife, Betty; two daughters, Roe Doten, San Diego, and Betty Ann Bell, Phoenix; and one grandchild. Interment Greenwood. The Phoenix Gazette Tuesday, April 25, 1978


Alice S. Bendheim, 82, came to the Valley 30 years ago from New York and died Monday, March 28, 1977, in Kivel Manor Nursing Home. She was a private duty nurse. Survived by her children, Walter, Frank and Leonore and four grandchildren. Unitarian Universalist Church, Paradise Valley. Mortensen-Kings Funeral Center. Arizona Republic 4/2/1977.


Estle J. Bennett, 76, a retired carpenter who moved here 24 years ago, died Wednesday, March 31, 1977. He was a former elder in Covenant Presbyterian Church. Survived by his wife, Zella; a sister and four half-sisters. Arizona Republic 4/1/1977.


Joseph Bernhardt, 75, of Sun City, died June 23, 1978. He graduated from Houghton Michigan College and retired as a mining engineer after 39 years with Bethlehem Steel. He moved here in 1966 from Cornwall, Pennsylvania. Wife, Nellie; sons, Joseph, Ronald and Clyde; seven grandchildren. Heritage Funeral Chapel. Published in the Arizona Republic 6/24/1978.


15 Feb 1913 - 24 Apr 1978
Andy L. Bertram, 65, a retired steel worker, died Monday, April 24, 1978, in a Phoenix hospital. Mr. Bertram moved here from Muncie, Indiana, 20 years ago. Two sons, Allen and Earl; six sisters, two brothers and 10 grandchildren. Hansen Mortuary. The Phoenix Gazette Tuesday, April 25, 1978

BLACK, Lola A.

Lola A. Black, 72, of Mesa, died Thurs., March 31, 1977. She moved here 20 years ago from Missouri and was a former employe of Kellwood Industries. Survived by sons, Robert L. and Raymond; a sister; 12 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services Meldrum Mortuary Chapel, Pastor J. D. Lowder, Assembly of God Calvary Church officiating. Interment Mesa Cemetery. Published in the Arizona Republic 4/2-4/1977.

BLAZIER, Daniel C.

Daniel C. Blazier, 46, of Phoenix, died June 26, 1978. He had been named a fellow in the American Association of Marriage Family Counselors and had been in private practice and was co-director of Education for Rational Living in Phoenix and previously was with the Center for Human Living in Canton, Ohio. He attended Muskingum College and Oberlin College Graduate School, both in his native Ohio. Wife, Jane; children, Jennifer and Christopher; and mother, Mrs. Del Proctor. Messinger Mortuary. Valley United Presbyterian Church, Scottsdale. Published in the Arizona Republic 6/29/1978.

BOBERG, Edward Emanuel

Edward Emanuel Boberg, 78, of Sun City, died April 20, 1978, in BOswell Hospital. Mr. Boberg retired after 52 years with Standard Conveyor Co. of St. Paul and was a past president of the Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association. Wife, Carol; children, Mrs. Marvin (Barbara) Juliar, of Evanston, Illinois, and son, Edward K., of Deephaven, Minnesota; six grandchildren and a sister,Mrs. David Carlson, of Santa Anna, Calif.. Services in Bellvue Heights Baptist Church. Lundberg Golden Door Chapel. The Phoenix Gazette Friday, April 21, 1978

BOGERT, Gilbert P.

Memorial services for Gilbert P. Bogert, 87, who retired in 1956 as an officer in the Union Carbide Corp., were in St. Barnabas on the Desert Church. Bogert, 7605 N. Shadow Mountain, died Thursday, April 27, 1978, in his home. He received a law degree from the University of Virginia in 1913 and worked for Union Carbide in New York, Toronto and Chicago before retiring. He was attached to the Royal Italian Air Corps while serving as an American pilot in World War II and was decoraged by the King of Italy. Survivors include his wife, Alice; one daughter, Dale Bogert Baldwin and granddaughter, Della Baldwin Sadler, both of Savannah, Georgia; grandson, Craig Bogert Baldwin of Lexington, Kansas; two stepdaughters, Barbara Marshall and Elaine Favill; and 10 grandchildren. Interment Savannah, Georgia. Arrangements were made by Messinger Mortuary. The Phoenix Gazette Saturday, April 29, 1978

BOGUCKI, Theodore R., "Ted"

Theodore R. Bogucki, 63, who was an apartment builder, died Thursday, April 27, 1978, in his home at 4524 N. 31st St. Services were in Paradise Chapel. Bogucki moved here from Minneapolis 21 years ago. Survivors include his wife, Jean; a daughter, Sandra Thumma; a son, Bruce; his mother, Frances Bogucki; a sister and two grandchildren. Interment Greenwood. Ralph L. Sage, Director. The Phoenix Gazette Saturday, April 29, 1978

BOONE, Knapp Edward

18 Feb 1914 - 14 April 1978
Knapp Edward Boone, 64, of Peoria, died April 14, 1978, at Valley View Community Hospital, Youngtown. He worked for the Department of Defense in various locations for 25 years before moving to Peoria in 1956. He served in the Army during World War II. Wife, Elizabeth; children, Linda Knolle and Edward; and three grandchildren. Lundberg's Golden Door Chapel. Sunland Memorial Park, Sun City. The Arizona Republic Monday, April 17, 1978