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

PACK, Donald E.

Mesa -- Donald E. Pack, 52, who came to Arizona in 1957 and had been body shop manager for Westside Toyota, died Oct. 29, 1979, in Mesa Lutheran Hospital. Mr. Pack was a World War II Veteran and a member of American Legion Post 26. He is survived by his children, Terri Renish, Debbie, Donald, Jr., Gary and James; mother, Lillian Carpenter; and two sisters. Graveside services were in Mountain View Memorial Gardens, 7900 E. Apache Trail. THe AZ Republic 10/31/1979.

PAIZ, Concepcion M.

9 Dec 1917 - 11 Oct 1979
Guadalupe -- Rosary for Concepcion M. Paiz, 61, was in Carr Mortuary Chapel, Tempe. Mass was in Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Mrs. Paiz, who was born in Mesa, died Oct. 11, 1979, in a Phoenix hospital. She is survived by her husband, Sabino; children, Victoria Armenta, Alejandrina Burgos, Augustina Rubino, Adelina Hollinger, Frank and David; three sisters; five brothers; 20 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 14 Oct 1979


10 Nov 1904 - 13 Oct 1979
Lena Palais, 74, who moved here 27 years ago from Maine and was a member of Beth El Congregation, died Oct. 13, 1979, in DOctors Hospital. Mrs. Palais is survived by her children, Sheila Johnson, Elliot and Joseph; a sister and two brothers. Graveside services were in Beth El Cemetery. Sinai Mortuary. 17 Oct 1979


25 Jun 1978 95 born Medina, Ohio; from Laramie, Wyoming 23 Jun 1978 Susan Howard DONER and Marjorie KROENLEIN Wyoming burial

PARRA, Paul Lopez

10 Aug 1936 - 26 Oct 1979
Paul Lopez Parra, 43, a construction worker, died Oct. 26, 1979, in Maricopa County Hospital after a long illness. Mr. Parra, a native of Phoenix, is survived by his children, Pearl Lopez, Christina Baca, Carmen and Benny, and two brothers, Frank and Cruz L. of Phoenix. Rosary was at Mortensen-Kings Funeral Center. Mass was at St. Anthony's Church. Interment St. Francis Cemetery. 29 Oct 1979

PASTER, Pagona "Peggy"

7 Jan 1912 - 12 Oct 1979
Mesa -- Pagona "Peggy" Paster, 67, a past president of the Scottsdale and Mesa Artist Leagues and a director of Apache Wells Creative Arts Council, died Oct. 12, 1979. Mrs. Paster graduated from Exeter School of Art in Boston and attended Cape Cod School of Art. She moved to Arizona in 1965 from New Jersey. Survivors include her husband, Peter; sons, James and Nicholas; and two sisters. Gibbons-Bunker Gardens Mortuary. 13 Oct 1979


Services for Millie Patrick, 75, who moved to the Valley 12 years age from Akron, Ohio, were at Northwest Mortuary. Mrs. Patrick died Oct. 29, 1979, in a local hospital. She is survived by her children, Judy K. Small, Ruth A. Elkins, Mary Lou Romanchuk, Joyce M. Bodnar, Raymond R., Don E., Marvin Dale and David R.; four sisters; three brothers; 20 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Wed., Oct. 31, 1979.

PATTAKOS, Nicholas G.

21 May 1923 - 10 Oct 1979
Trisagion prayer services for Nicholas G. Pattakos, 56, a World War II Army veteran and mechanical engineer the past three years for Arizona Public Service Co., were in Grimshaw Chapel. Mr. Pattakos died Oct. 10, 1979. He was a member of Holy Trinity Green Orthodox Church and American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Survivors include his wife, Angelica; children, Cornelia Guilfoil, Boston, MA, Nadine and Amelia Pattakos, both of Phoenix, Alexander, George and Michael, both of Phoenix; mother, Cornelia Pattakos, Brooklyn, New York; four grandchildren and three brothers, Paul in Virginia, George, Falls Church, VA, and Theodore, Brooklyn, New York. Greenwood Memorial Park. 11 Oct 1979


12 Dec 1905 - 28 Sept 1979
Sun City -- Gordon M. Patterson, 73, moved here in 1970 from Minneapolis and died Sept. 28, 1979. Mr. Patterson graduated from the University of Minnesota and was President of Master Engineering Corp 30 years. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; sons, John and Dick; and two grandchildren. 2 Oct 1979


29 May 1905 - 30 Sept 1979
Kyle Webb Patterson, 74, lived here 20 years and died Sept. 30, 1979. Mr. Patterson was a retired security officer at the Biltmore Properties and a member of the Masons in DeKalb, Illinois. Surviving are his son, Dale; three grandchildren; a sister and a brother. 2 Oct 1979

PATTON, Kenyon D.

23 Feb 1900 - 17 Oct 1979
Services for Kenyon D. Patton, 79, of 7817 S. 13th Place, who died Oct. 17, 1979, while visiting in El Cajon, Calif., will be Monday at Webber & Sons MOrtuary, 1641 E. Jefferson. He moved to Arizona 51 years ago from Texas and had been a carpenter in home construction. Surviving are his daughters, Wanda P. Woods and Muriel P. Woods; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The Arizona Republic Sunday, Oct. 21, 1979.

PAULUS, Sheila Marie

Sheila Marie Paulus, 48, who was born in Phoenix and graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1951, died Oct. 26, 1979, in Good Samaritan Hospital. Mrs. Paulus is survived by her husband, Thomas H.; children, Valerie A., Leslie K., Stephen and Eric J.; mother, Lucille Benenato; three grandchildren and two sisters. Rosary in Whitney & Murphy Arcadia Chapel. Mass in St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 24th St. and Campbell. The AZ Republic Oct. 28, 1979.

PEDORN, Martin

Martin Pedorn died Oct. 18, 1979. Services and interment were in Woodhaven, New York. Local arrangements by Shadow Mountain Mortuary. AZ Republic 21 Oct 1979.


29 Sept 1886 - 30 Sept 1979
Mesa -- Services for Otto H. Pelletier, 93, were in Carr Mortuary, Tempe. Mr. Pelletier lived in the Valley since 1948 and died September 30, 1979. He was founder of the Bank of Colome, S.D. and served as its president until retiring due to ill health in 1944. A 32nd Degree Mason and Shriner, he had been in Republican politics in South Dakota, serving as auditor of Tripp County and secretary of the State Highway Commission. His wife, Alice, survives. 3 Oct 1979

PELOTT, Beulah M.

23 Jun 1889 - 30 Oct 1979
Paradise Valley -- Beulah M. Pelott, 90, who moved to Scottsdale in 1958 from Evanston, Ill., and was a member of Paradise Valley Country Club, died Oct. 30, 1979, in Beverly Manor Care Center, Sun City. Mrs. Pelott, 112 Mountain Shadows West, is survived by her son, Hugh Hamilton; and four grandsons. Private services were Friday in the Family home, Messinger Mortuary announced. The Arizona Republic Saturday, November 3, 1979.

PEPI, John Anthony

4 Oct 1943 - 1 Nov 1979
Rosary for John Anthony Pepi, 36, was in Messinger Mortuary, 7601 E. INdian School, Scottsdale. Mass was in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Mr. Pepi moved here in 1976 from East Boston where he was in the auto parts business and had been with Coulter Cadillac until he became ill. He died Nov. 1, 1979, in Scottsdale Memorial Hospital. He attended Lawrence Academy at Groton, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy. Survivors include his mother, Dorothy I., and a brother. The AZ Republic Nov. 2, 1979, p. D3.

PEREZ, Bonnie Lou

Buckeye -- Services for Bonnie Lou Perez, 28 who died Oct. 13, 1979, in an automobile accident near Tucson, were at the Buckeye Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs. Perez, a native of Washington, moved to Buckeye in 1959. She was a housewife. Survivors include her husband, Tom; three daughters, Darla Kay, Debbie Ann and Jennie Marie; her mother, Betty Richmire; two brothers and a sister. Louis B. Hazelton Memorial Cemetery, 16 Oct 1979, C8.

PEREZ, Rosalinda

Tolleson -- Rosary and Mass for Rosalinda Perez, 18, who was killed Nov. 3, 1979, in a one-car accident in west Phoenix, was at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. SHe was born in Texas and came to Arizona as an infant. Survivors include her daughter, Cynthia; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Guadalupe Perez; six sisters and four brothers. Nov. 5, 1979.

PETERSON, Hazel Leona

16 Sep 1899 - 22 Oct 1979
Mesa -- Hazel Leona Peterson, 80, who was born in Mesa, died Oct. 22, 1979, in her home. Mrs. Peterson attended Mesa schools and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Survivors include her children, Daisy Cummard and Robert; stepson, Dr. Wayne Peterson, 17 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren. Oct. 24, 1979.

PETEFISH, Jean Marie

20 Jun 1932 - 4 Jul 1979
Memorial services for Jean Marie PETEFISH, 47, a self-employed hairdresser, were in St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 2501 E. Cactus. Mrs. Petefish, 2602 E. Sweetwater, died July 4, 1979, in Doctors Hospital. She was a member of the church and Desert Showhorse Association. Surviving are her sons, Joshua and Ernest; a sister and a brother. Friends may call in A. L. Moore & Sons Mortuary, 333 W. Adams. Published in the Arizona Republic Friday, July 6, 1979, p. C-6.


Graveside services for Frank R. Peterson, 93, who died Oct. 23, 1979, at a Huntington Beach, California, hospital, were at Greenwood Memorial Park, 2300 W. Van Buren. Mr. Peterson, a Wyoming native, lived in Phoenix until 1970 when he moved to Hungington Beach. He was a retired self-employed carpenter. Survivors include a son, Lester; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The AZ Republic Oct. 26, 1979.

PEW, Clayton M.

Show Low -- Clayton M. Pew, 73, who lived here since 1953 and ran the Pew Distributing Co. died Oct. 28, 1979, at Navapache Hospital. Mr. Pew, who was born and raised in Mesa, was office manager for Rainbo Bakery in Phoenix for 20 years before moving to Show Low. Services at the Second Ward Chapel of the Church of Jesus of Christ of Latter-day Saints. Burial in Mesa City Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Virginia; two sons, Walter and Michael; two daughters, Marilyn Leffler and Pat Jorgenson; two brothers; 16 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Owens Mortuary handled arrangements. The AZ Republic Oct. 31, 1979.

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