All obituaries are from The Arizona Republic unless otherwise indicated.

WALLING, Charles M.

Lt. Col. Charles M. Walling, 39, was missing in action since 1966 and was declared killed in action March 17, 1978. He was the pilot of an F-4 Fighter plane that was downed in Vietnam Aug. 8, 1966. Born in Phoenix, he graduated from Camelback High School and Arizona State University in 1961. He completed his pilots training at Williams Air Force Base in 1962. Wife, Julie; sons, Michael and Jeffrey; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Milton F. Walling; three sisters, a brother; and a grandmother. First Baptist Church, 7000 N. Central. Paradise Funeral Home. The Arizona Republic April, 1978


Harold C. Walquist, 64, a retired maintenance man for Maricopa County, died Tuesday, April 25, 1978, in a Phoenix hospital. Services in Ironwood, Michigan, with arrangements by Cannon Funeral Home. Walquist, 749 S. Fourth St., Avondale, moved to Arizona from Michigan 17 years ago. Survivors include two brothers. The Phoenix Gazette Saturday, April 29, 1978


Anna K. Walter, 72, a registered nurse 30 years, died Tuesday, March 29, 1977. She held a degree to teach from Emery University in Atlanta and was a member of the Toby House Guild and Triangles in Phoenix. Children, Joanne Laurie and John E., Jr.; a sister; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. The Arizona Republic 4/1/1977.

WALTERS, Lillian I.

Services for Lillian I. Walters, 66, who died June 23, 1978, at Phoenix General Hospital, will be at Grimshaw Bethany Chapel. Mrs. Walters, 4020 W. Tuckey Lane, was born in Ovala, Texas, and came to Phoenix 30 years ago from Oregon. Survivors include her husband, Roedal; children, Marlin Taylor, Billie Sorensen, and Bettie Williamson; two brothers, 12 grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren. 6/25/1978.


Mesa -- Funeral services for Harry Warren, 93, of 960 E. University Drive, will be at the Gibbons-Bunker Garden Chapel, 33 N. Sirrine. Mr. Warren died June 24, 1978, at his home. He was a member of Elks Lodge 1781 of Mesa for 72 years. Survivors include sons Hilliard and Harold; three sisters and one brother. Interment Mesa Cemetery. Arizona Republic 6/25/1978.


Sina Watson, 84, of 1320 E. Bowker, died Tuesday, March 29, 1977, in Maricopa County Hospital. Mrs. Watson, a resident of Arizona since 1952, is survived by her children, Idell Jones, Bessie L. Cook, Vera Mask, Erma Davis, Katherine Robinson, R. E., Clarence and Hayden; 4 sisters, 27 grandchildren, 59 great-grandchildren. Services in Church of God in Christ Congregational Church, Phoenix. 4/3/1977.

WEBB, Ora R.

26 Aug 1886 - June 1978
Ora R. Webb, 92, came to Phoenix in 1906 from New Mexico, died June 27, 1978, in the Eastern Star Home. She was a member of Eastern Star Chapter 5 and First Presbyterian Church. Children, Roberta Chipman, Wayne and Russel; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Published in the Arizona Republic 6/29/1978.


Herman Wedgworth, 90, of Tempe, died April 17, 1978. He was a native of Phoenix and served in World War I. He had been a bee keeper in Arizona communities. Wife, Edith A.; daughter, Fern Wedgworth; a sister and a brother. Double Butte Cemetery. The Arizona Republic April 19, 1978


Erving A. Weintraub, 74, a real estate broker who had operated offices in Canada, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and Phoenix, died Tuesday, March 29, 1977, in Phoenix General Hospital He began his career with the U.S. Immigration Service after attending the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and took disability retirement in 1947 from Michigan Bell Telephone Co. Wife, Betty; children, Sue Greene and David; five grandchildren; three brothers; and two sisters. Arizona Republic 4/1/1977.

WELLY, Gorgon Anthony

Gorgon Anthony Welly, 64, of Phoenix, died June 24, 1978, in his home. He retired after 24 years in the Air Force and worked 11 years with the US Postal Service after moving here in 1964. He was a third degree Knight of Columbus, a member of American Legion Post I and a life member of Disabled American Veterans. Wife, Erna; daughter, Lorrie Phillips; two grandchildren and two sisters. Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary, Glendale. Published in the Arizona Republic 6/29/1978.


Ann M. Welsh, 75, died April 20, 1978, in a Valley hospital. Mrs. Welsh came to Arizona 56 years ago from Maysville, Kentucky, and was active in Valley charitable organizations and was a member of the Arizona Country Club. Her husband is owner of J. H. Welsh & Son Contracting O. Husband, John H.; daughter, Mrs. Don Hoffman; a sister; and two granddaughters and three great-grandchildren. A. L. Moore & Sons Mortuary. The Phoenix Gazette Saturday, April 22, 1978

WHITE, Hazel Phyllis

Hazel Phyllis White, 80, of Phoenix, died June 25, 1978. She moved here in 1941 from Pennsylvania and was a member of American Legion Post I Auxiliary. Husband, Carl J.; son, Gordon Shuman; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Published in the Arizona Republic 6/29/1978.

WHITE, Omar T.

Omar T. White, 63, died April 16, 1978. The Arizona Republic, Thursday, April 20, 1978

WHITE, Ruth N., 65

24 May 1912 - 17 April 1978
Ruth N. White, 65, of Sun City, died April 17, 1978, in Boswell Hospital. Mrs. White graduated from Philadelphia College of The Bible and was a member of Christian Womens Club here. Husband, William B.; children, Phyllis Hunger, William, III, and Garry H.; three grandchildren; a sister and a brother. The Arizona Republic April 19, 1978


Grace N. Whittington, 80, died Thurs., March 31, 1977. She was a member of Skyline Baptist Church in Litchfiled Park; survived by children, Bettie Jo Turner, Bonnie Jean Murdock, Wilson A. Dakan and A. C. Whittington, Jr. Services in Denver. Published in the Arizona Republic 4/2/1977.


Cleo Whorton, 85, a retired sawmill owner, died June 21, 1978. He was a former school board president in Sageville, Iowa and an overseas Army veteran of World War I. He moved here in 1972 from Colorado. Wife, Laura; children, Vivian Spielman, Virginia Schrock, Nettie Jarvis, Cleo, Jr., and Donald; stepchildren, Nancy Wallace and David Brind; a brother; 17 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Services in Dubuque, Iowa. Published in the Arizona Republic 6/24/1978.