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


30 Aug 1904 - 22 Oct 1979
Harry Rabneowitz, 75, a retired merchant who was born in Clifton and was a member of Temple Beth Israel during his many years in Phoenix, died Oct. 22, 1979. Mr. Rabenowitz is survived by his wife, Estelle; son, Dave; stepchildren, Sue Carlson, Michael and Thomas Baisler; seven grandchildren; a sister and a brother. Beth Israel Cemetery, 3401 W. Jackson. 23 Oct 1979

RAFTER, Barbara

Barbara Rafter, 45, who moved to Phoenix 35 years ago, died Oct. 14, 1979, in Hillhaven Nursing Home. Mrs. Rafter, 2232 W. Lindner, Mesa, is survived by her husband, Albert L.; children, Sherrie, David, Kenneth and Terry; two grandchildren; a sister and a brother. Graveside services were in Greenwood Memorial Park, 2300 W. Van Buren. 10/17/1979.

RAINEY, Mirt Lee

Mirt Lee Rainey, 95, died June 21, 1978. Survivors include Lena Ethel Donald, Emmett, J. A., Norma Lee David and Mildred OSBORN. 25 Jun 1978


Sun City -- Services for Ruth Ethel Rainwater, 84, who died Oct. 24, 1979, in Boswell Hospital, were in Windsor, Missouri, where she was a member of the Christian Church. Mrs. Rainwater moved here in 1977 from Dallas. She is survived by her daughter, Dorothy Dillender; a brother, Russell Nydegger; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements were made at Menke Funeral Home. The AZ Republic Oct. 27, 1979.

RALEY, Phillip

Memorial services for Phillip L. Raley, 41, who had served in the Army and was a house mover, were in Grimshaw Bloom Chapel. Mr. Raley came here four months ago from Bakersfield, California, and died Oct. 14, 1979, in Phoenix. He is survived by his children, Pamela and Phillip, Jr.; father, Jack Raley; mother, Ora Mae McLain; a brother and four sisters. The AZ Republic 10/19/1979.

RAMSEY, Arthur C.

Arthur C. Ramsey, 79, who retired as a locomotive engineer in 1965 from New York Central Railroad, died Oct. 11, 1979, in his home, 3544 W. Denton Ln. He was a World War I veteran and was a member of the Masonic Scottish rite bodies in Toledo, OH. Services were in Elkhart, IN. 13 Oct 1979

RAMSON, Patricia F.

Patricia F. Ramson, 45, died Oct. 2, 1979, in Good Samaritan Hospital. She moved here 25 years ago from Pennsylvania. Surviving are her husband, T. Dick; children, Jackie Crosson, Stephanie Miller, Tracy Diane and Thomas, Jr.; mother, Margaret Kleitz; and a sister, Natalie Rich, San Francisco. Mass was in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Miller Rd. and Main, Scottsdale. St. Francis Mausoleum Wed., 10/3/1979.

RANKIN, Marian J.

Glendale -- Marian J. Rankin, 79, who had taught school and farmed in Iowa until moving to Phoenix in 1968, died Sept. 19, 1979, in Glendale Samaritan Hospital. Mrs. Rankin had a book published, taught Sunday school calsses 35 years and was a member of the PEO Sisterhood. She graduated from Morningside College. Surviving are her husband, Elmer; daughter, Roberta Ann Stark; and three grandchildren. Memorial services were in West Phoenix Covenant Church, 3720 W. Maryland. Wed., 10/3/1979.

RAY, Lyleth M.

Mesa -- Lyleth M. Ray, 84, died Oct. 10, 1979, in Mesa Hospital. Mrs. Ray moved here 21 years ago from Washington state where she was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles. Surviving are her husband, Albert, C.; children, ... Gail I. Jones; a sister; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Burial Mesa Cemetery. 12 Oct 1979.

RECKARDS, C. R. "Chuck"

C. R. "Chuck" Reckards, 62, who moved here in 1960 from Evanston, IL, died Oct. 14, 1979, in St. Joseph's Hospital. He served as a Navy lieutenant commander in World War II and had been owner-operator of River's Boat Market and had been in sales with the R.J. Heyne Industrial Supply Co. eight years. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth; sons, David C. and Michael J. 10/17/1979

REDBURN, Helen Schuette

Helen Redburn, 77, died Oct. 27, 1979, in St. Joseph's Hospital. She was born in Phoenix. AZ birth certificate. She and her husband, Marvin, Sr., owned Redburn Tire Co. 45 years until early this year when they sold it to their son, Marvin Jr., and an associate. Other survivors include her daughter, Donna Tomlinson of California; two brothers, Howard and William Schuette of Phoenix; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services at A. L. Moore & Sons Mortuary. The AZ Republic 10/29/1979, p. C5.

REDICK, Verda S.

Graveside services for Verda S. Redick, 65, who was born in Phoenix, were in Greenwood Memorial Park, 2300 W. Van Buren. Mrs. Redick died Oct. 24, 1979, in Phoenix Baptist Hospital. Survivors include her children, Sonya Phillips and Dean Richie; four sisters; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements by A. L. Moore & Sons Mortuary. The AZ Republic Oct. 26, 1979.

REDMAN, Virgia

Graveside services for Virgia Redman, 87, who lived in Phoenix from 1947 until August 1979, and died Oct. 21, 1979, in Plainview, Texas, were in Memory Lawn Memorial Park, 719 N. 27th Ave. Mrs. Redman and her husband had farmed in Texas. Survivors include her children, Cleo Hood, Lucille Harkin, Sam, Lawrence and Huie; a brother; two sisters; 10 grnadchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. The AZ Republic Thursday, Oct. 25, 1979.


Services for Lulu Bernice Reeves, 94, who came to Arizona 36 years ago and died Oct. 29, 1979, in a Phoenix hospital were in Memory Lawn Cemetery, 719 N. 27th Ave. Mrs. Reeves, 4800 S. Ocotillo, Glendale, is survived by her children, Dorothy D. Miller, Glendale, Irene Straffin of Mesa, Howard J. of Sun City and Leslie G. of Phoenix; 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Interment Memory Lawn Memorial Park. The AZ Republic Oct. 30, 1979.

REGAN, Lorraine Synder

Rosary for Lorraine Synder {sic} Regan, 73, who died Sept. 29, 1979, in John C. Lincoln Hospital, will be today in Grimshaw Chapel, 710 W. Bethany Home. Mass will be Wednesday in the chapel. Mrs. Regan, 7630 N. 7th Place, is survived by her children, Gayle Grantham and C. V. Snyder; and eight grandchildren. The Arizona Republic Tuesday, Oct. 2, 1979.


25 Jun 1978 74 24 Jun 1978 Ruth died 30 Dec 1977 son, Charles


Winslow -- Dave L. Register, 15, died Oct. 6, 1979, in an automobile accident near here. He attended Holbrook High School. He had moved to Holbrook recently from Phoenix. Survivors include his father, Jack Register; mother, Delores Chaves; two brothers; a sister; grandparents, Mrs. Stella King and Mrs. Beatrice Sullivan; and great-grandmother, Mrs. May Willis. Mass was at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. 10 Oct 1979.

REID, Benjamin

Sun City -- Benjamin A. Reid, 80, who retired as a business manager after 38 years with the Exxon Corp. of Baltimore, died Oct. 31, 1979, in St. Joseph's Hospital. Mr. Reid moved here in 1977 from Chicago. He was a member of the Methodist Church in Tulsa. Surviving are his wife, Lattie; children, Maybelle M. Newby and Jaca M.; nine grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Menke Funeral Home. Services were in Randallstown, Maryland. The AZ Republic Nov. 2, 1979, p. D3.

REINGER, Narvin Judd

25 Dec 1906 - 2 Oct 1979
Glendale -- Narvin Judd Reinger, 72, who died Oct. 2, 1979, in a local nursing home, moved to the Valley in 1972 from Bear Lake, Michigan. Surviving are his wife, Larene; daughter, Roxana; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 6 Oct 1979

RENDON, Eustorgio

Scripture services for Eustorgio Rendon, 86, were at St. Catherine's Church, 6045 S. Central. Mass was also at the church. He died Oct. 26, 1979, in a Phoenix hospital. He was a native of Mexico and came to Phoenix 30 years ago from California. He had been a farm worker. Survivors include his children, Victoria DeLeon, Maria E. Hernandez, Elisa Duran, Dora R. Veach, Everett, Eliodoro, Eustorgio, Jr. and Ernest; 32 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. The AZ Republic Oct. 28, 1979.

RESECH, Fredrik

Sun City -- Memorial services for Albert Fredrik Resech, 65, who retired here a year ago after 25 years as an engineer for the City of Milwaukee water department, were in United Church of Sun City, 107th Ave and Sun City Blvd. Mr. Resech died Oct. 26, 1979, in Boswell Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Arlene D.; daughter, Cheryl Roach; two grandsons and two brothers. Arrangements were made at Heritage Funeral Home. The AZ Republic 10/27/1979., p.C6.

REYNOLDS, Marshall H.

Mesa -- Marshall H. "Marsh" Reynolds, 56, who was owner-operator of Reynolds Construction Co. and served on the board of directors of Adelante con Mesa from 1966 to 1971, died Oct. 29, 1979, in his home. Mr. Reynolds came to Arizona in 1956. He was a member of the Mesa veterans of Foreign Wars Post and a past commander of the VFW in Oneonta, N. Y. Survivors include his wife, Mary; children, Maureen Meyer, Bruce and Stephen; a brother; and two grandchildren. Mass was in Christ the King Catholic Church, 1505 E. Dana. The AZ Republic Oct. 31, 1979, p. D5.


Ruth Reynolds, 58, 1325 W. Heatherbrae, died Oct. 11, 1979, in University Hospital, Tucson. She was born in Ottawa County, OK, and moved to Phoenix in 1943. Surviving are her husband, Ray; daughter, Raelene Smith; three sisters, Mildred Brewer, Vinita, OK, Lillian Booth, Miami, OK, and Johnnie Schuth, Tucson; and a grandson,Michael Smith, Phoenix. Interment Greenwood. 10/14/1979.

RHOTON, Alvin E.

10 March 1910 - 2 Oct 1979
Winslow -- Services for Alvin E. RHoton, 69, who died Oct. 2, 1979, at an Albuquerque, N.M., hospital, were at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Mr. Rhoton, a Shumway native, moved to Winslow in 1923. He was a retired railroad car inspector. Survivors include his wife, Faye; a son, Sheridan S.; three grandchildren; two brothers and three sisters. 5 Oct 1979


Mesa -- Services for April Ann Richardson, 8, who died of auto-pedestrian accident injuries Oct. 25, 1979, in Mesa Lutheran Hospital were in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 34th Ward Chapel, Lindsey and Des Moines St. Miss Richardson was a third grade student at Field School and active in the LDS Primary. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Richardson; a sister, three brothers; four grandparents and two great-grandmothers. Gibbons-Bunker Garden Chapel, 33 N. Sirrine. The Arizona Republic 10/28/1979.

RICHEY, Daniel E.

1 June 1961 - 18 Oct 1979
Services for Daniel E. RIchey, 18, who lived in the Valley for seven years and was employed as a sheet metal worker, were in Mortensen-Kings Funeral Center. Daniel died Oct. 18, 1979, in Glendale. He is survived by his wife, Donna; parents, Michael and Florence; three sisters and four brothers and four grandparents. 23 Oct 1979

RICHTER, Pearl Beatrice

Glendale -- Pearl Beatrice Richter, 84, who lived in Arizona 28 years, died Oct. 7, 1979, in Waitwell Nursing Home. Mrs. Richter is survived by her daughters, Beatrice Austin and Evelyn DeVasure; three granddaughters and two brothers. Services were in Fremont, Nebraska. 10 Oct 1979.


Services for Mary E. Riederich, 87, who moved here in 1949 from California and had been a store clerk, were in Sunset Chapel, 301 W. Camelback. Mrs. Riederich died Oct. 28, 1979, in her home. She is survived by her daughter, Virginia Nelson; a brother; four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. The AZ Republic 10/30/1979.

RIEDMEIER, Katherine

Rosary for Katherine C. Riedmeier, 49, will be 7 p.m. today in Shadow Mountain Mortuary, Greenway and Cave Creek Road. Mass will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph Catholic Church, 11001 N. 40th St. Mrs. Riedmeier, 4150 E. Danbury, died Sept. 29, 1979, in St. Joseph's Hospital. She was a member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. Surviving are her husband, Michael; sons, Michael and James; parents, Patrick and Mary Murray; a sister and a brother. Published in The Arizona Republic Tuesday, October 2, 1979.


Chris Rigoni, 78, a retired truck driver who moved here 19 years ago from Illinois, died Oct. 7, 1979, in Hillhaven Health Care Center. He was born in Italy and is survived by a sister. Mass was in St. Matthew Catholic Church, 2038 W. Van Buren. 9 Oct 1979

RILEY, Chester

Chester Riley, 57, a World War II Navy veteran who moved here in 1972 from Oakland, Calif., and was a nursing technician at Good Samaritan Hospital, died Nov. 1, 1979, in the hospital. Mr. Riley is survived by his wife, Ruth; children, Kathleen Detona, Karen Hall, Linda Emerson, Donna and Michael; mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. Clare ZImmerman; seven grandchildren; a brother and two sisters. Private services were arranged at Northwest Mortuary. The AZ Republic Nov. 2, 1979, p. D3.


Graveside services for Ann Rimestad, 64, who moved to Fountain Hills in 1974 from Washington, D. C., will be Wednesday in Paradise Memorial Gardens, 9300 E. Shea. Mrs. Rimestad, 1650 Jacklin Drive, Fountain Hills, died Sept. 30, 1979, in Scottsdale Memorial Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Idar; daughters, Sanna Solen and Karen Chappelear; three grandchildren; a sister and a brother. Arrangements were made at Messinger Mortuary. The Arizona Republic Tuesday, October 2, 1979.

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