All obituaries are from The Arizona Republic unless otherwise indicated.

ST. ARMOUR, Clement Stanley

Scripture services for Clement Stanley St. Armour, 64, were in Glendale Chapel of the Chimes. Mass was in St. Vincent de Paul Church, 3140 N. 51st Ave. Mr. St. Armour, 6701 W. Devonshire, died Oct. 22, 1979, in Phoenix Baptist Hospital. He had worked for the New York City Housing Authority before moving here four years ago. Survivors include his children, Jo Ann Flohn, William and Clement, Jr.; two sisters; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The AZ Republic 10/24/1979.


25 March 1909 - 30 Oct 1979
Henry A. Salcido, 70, a former owner of Palms Photo in his native PHoenix until retiring in 1971, died Oct. 30, 1979, in a local nursing home. Mr. Salcido, 1720 Circle Drive, Tempe, was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, the Elks and a past president and treasurer of the Holy Name Society. He had managed Oatis Photo Laboratory before establising his partnership at Palms Photo. Survivors include his wife, Adeline; children, Josephine Carrera, Connie Dietrich and Henry, Jr.; nine grandchildren; three sisters and two brothers. Rosary was in Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home. Mass was in Immaculate Heart Catholic Church, 909 E. Washington. Nov. 1, 1979.

SALT, Benjamin Axel

17 Jan 1934 - 30 Oct 1979
Services for Benjamin Axel Salt, 45, a Phoenix City magistrate since 1971, were in First Presbyterian Church, 4th Avenue & Monroe. He died Oct. 30, 1979. Mr. Salt was a member of the church, Rotary Club 100 and Phoenix Federation of Musicians. He was a former member of the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, had been executive director of Maricopa County Legal Aid and a deputy county attorney. After moving her in 1946 from Auburn, N.Y., he graduated from North High, Arizona State University and University of Arizona Law School. He was a member of the State Bar of Arizona. Survivors include his wife, Eloise; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin T. Salt; and two brothers. Mercer Mortuary. Nov. 1, 1979.


13 Sep 1916 - 2 Oct 1979
Youngtown -- Paul J. Sammons, 63, a retired auto salesman who moved here in 1974 from Akron, Ohio, died Oct. 2, 1979, in Boswell Hospital. Mr. Sammons is survived by his wife, Vivian; a son and two daughters; two grandchildren; a sister and three brothers. Private family services were in Heritage Funeral Chapel. 5 Oct 1979


Rose G. Sampson, 72, a World War II Air Force veteran who lived in Phoenix for the past 10 years, died Sept. 29, 1979, in Veterans Hospital. She had been a volunteer worker for American Legion Auxiliary, Kivel Manor Auxiliary, Veterans Hospital's Bedpan Circuit Entertainment and had been a Pythian Sister. Her husband, Sidney, two sisters, and a brother survive. Graveside services in Greenwood Memorial Park, 2300 W. Van Buren. The AZ Republic Oct. 1, 1979.

SANCHEZ, Martina L.

30 Jan 1898 - 3 Oct 1979
Rosary for Martina L. Sanchez, 81, was in Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home. Mass was in Immaculate Heart Church, 909 E. Washington. Mrs. Sanchez, 4005 W. Hadley, died Oct. 3, 1979, in her home. She was born in Texas and moved to Phoenix 40 years ago. Surviving are her daughters, Maria Rivera and Margarita Sanchez; 13 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. 5 Oct 1979


23 May 1904 - 15 Oct 1979
Mesa -- Memorial services for Edward Sanders, 75, a retired coal truck driver who died Oct. 15, 1979, were in Chapel of Prayer Funeral Home. Mr. Sanders, 5746 E. Aspen, is survived by his wife, Rose; sons, Ronald, Russell, and Richard; six grandchildren; a brother and five sisters. 17 Oct 1979

SANDERS, Millard E.

Millard E. Sanders, survived by one son, Robert G. of Edmond, Oklahoma; two daughters, Mrs. Mellie D. Bryan and Mrs. Mary M. Robbins of Gilbert; one brother, John Sanders of Pea Ridge, Arkansas, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Treet of Amarillo, Texas; 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Graveside services and burial Mesa Cemetery. Arrangements by Larry J. Melcher Mortuary. Published in The Arizona Republic October 4, 1979.

SANDERS, Thomas W.

Thomas W. Sanders, 75, who came here in 1960 from Montana and had been an administrative officer in the Bureau of Indian Affairs, died Oct. 25, 1979, in his home, 1732 E. Luke. Mr. Sanders was a member of the Elks, Lions and Masonic Lodge in Minnesota. Survivors include his wife, Yvonne W.; daughter, Grachia Marie Grandy; a sister; two brandchildren and a great-grandchild. The AZ Republic Oct. 27, 1979.

SANDOVAL, Macedonio

29 April 1909 - 28 Oct 1979
Rosary for Macedonio Sandoval, 70, was in Mortensen-Kings Funeral Center. Mass was in St. Vincent de Paul Church, 3140 N. 51st Ave. Mr. Sandoval, 3307 N. 38th Dr., died Oct. 18, 1979. He worked 25 years for the City of Phoenix before retiring. He moved here 32 years ago from New Mexico. Survivors include his wife, Refugio; children, Deanne Gonzales, Reginaldo, Isaac, Eusebio, and Donald; 22 grandchildren; a brother and three sisters. Nov. 1, 1979.

SANTO, Matthew R.

19 Nov 1943 - 29 Sept 1979
Scottsdale -- Matthew R. Santo, 35, died Sept. 29, 1979, in Phoenix Indian Hosital of an illness. He had been a farm worker. Surviving are his wife, Erlinda; children, Marlene, Orlanda, Duane and Matthew; parents, Ambrose and Naomi Santo; three sisters and five brothers. Rosary was in the family home on the Salt River Indian Reservation east of Scottsdale. Mass was in St. Francis Catholic Mission on the reservation. Salt River Indian Reservation Oct. 3, 1979.

SANTOS, Anthony D.

Memorial services for Anthony D. Santos, 48, who died Sept. 27, 1979, in Phoenix Indian Hospital, were in St. Johns Catholic Mission. Mr. Santos, of Laveen, had been a farm worker before he became ill. He is survived by his mother, Frances Santos; two sisters and three brothers. Botimer Family Mortuary handled arrangements. The AZ Republic Oct. 3, 1979.

SANTUCCI, Phillip L.

21 April 1945 - 29 Sept 1979
Phillip L. Santucci, died Sept. 29, 1979. Mr. Santucci lived here eight years and had been a truck driver for Surplus Office Liquidators Furniture. He is survived by his wife, Helen E.; sons, Joseph and Phillip, Jr.; stepsons, John, Jeffery and Gary Barton; parents, Loreto and Beatrice Santucci; a grandmother; two sisters and three brothers. Holy Cross Cemetery. 2 Oct 1979

SATTLER, Lester J.

24 June 1899 - 6 Oct 1979
Services for Lester J. Sattler, 80, who died Oct. 6, 1979, were in Sunnyside Mortuary Chapel, 614 E. Townley. He came to Phoenix 17 years ago from Van Nuys, CA, and was a gardener for the City of Scottsdale until he retired in 1969. He is survived by his wife, Alpha Marie; sons, Virgil and LeRoy; a sister and a grandchild. 8 Oct 1979

SCHAAR, Fred H., Jr.

28 July 1911 - 3 Oct 1979
Sun City -- Services for Fred H. Schaar, 66, who died Oct. 3, 1979, were in American Lutheran Church, 17200 Del Webb Blvd. Mr. Schaar, 10361 Loma Blanca Drive, moved here in 1975 from Park Ridge, Illinois, where he was a supervisor for Goodwin Construction Co. He was a member of American Lutheran Church Mens Club. Surviving are his wife, Sylvia; sons, Kenneth W., Arlington, TX, and Brian W. Burke, Virginia; two grandchildren and two sisters, Violet Chekley and Alma Vasa, both of Seal Beach, CA. Lundberg Sunland Chapel, 15826 N. Del Webb. Sunland Mausoleum 4 Oct 1979


13 Oct 1892 - 7 Oct 1979
Services for Carl H. Schafer, 86, who had been a molder 20 years for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. in Akron, Ohio, were in Stow, Ohio. Mr. Schafer moved here in 1976 and died Oct. 7, 1979, in Maryvale Hospital. He is survived by his children, Emma Zimmerman, Mary Howard, Richard and William; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 10 Oct 1979


25 May 1913 - 11 Oct 1979
Samuel Schantz, 66, a Bethany Bible Church member who lived here 18 years and was a retired supervisor for Reynolds Metals Co., died Oct. 11, 1979, in St. Joseph's Hospital. Mr. Schantz was a member of Saguaro Masonic Lodge, El Zaribah Shrine and past patron of Queen Esther Eastern Star Chapter. Survivors include his wife, Thelma M.; children, Kathleen R. Ziska, Mervin and Richard; mother, Pearl E. Schantz; nine grandchildren; a sister and two brothers. Services werein Grimshaw Chapel. 16 Oct 1979

SCHLAPIA, Dorothy B.

1 Oct 1907 - 31 Oct 1979
Mesa -- Dorothy B. Schlapia, 72, 4860 E. Main, died Oct. 31, 1979. Mrs. Schlapia had played violin with the Mesa Symphony Orchestra after moving here in 1964 from Carlsbad, N.M. She was a 50-year member of the Eastern Star and Daughters of the American Revolution. Surviving are her husband, Harold; and a sister. Services were in Bueler Mortuary. Thursday, Nov. 1, 1979.

SCHROEDER, Violetta M.

Sedona -- Services for Violetta M. Schroeder, 73, of Rolling Hills, was at Sedona Funeral Home. Mrs. Schroeder, who moved here eight years ago from Lancaster, California, died Oct. 19, 1979, in St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix. She was a member of Sedona Christian Women's Club and Verde Village Community Bible Church of Cottonwood. Surviving are her husband, Paul, and a sister. The AZ Republic 22 Oct. 1979.


31 March 1895 - 11 Oct 1979
Memorial services for Viola C. Schultz, 84, who died Oct. 11, 1979, in Highland Manor Nursing Home, were in First Congregational Church, 1407 N. 7th Ave. Mrs. Schultz moved here in 1966 from Oklahoma. She had been chief operator for a telephone company. Surviving are her husband, Harry L.; children, Nancy S. Jordan and Gordon H.; a sister and three grandchildren. Grimshaw Bethany Chapel. 12 Oct 1979

SCHWANKE, Hazel Edna

Tempe -- Services for Hazel Edna Schwanke, 88, a member of University Presbyterian Church, Tempe Womens Club and Senior Citizens Club, were in Carr Mortuary. Mrs. Schwanke moved to Tempe in 1969 and died Oct. 17, 1979, in Scottsdale Monterey Nursing Center. She had been a pioneer telegrapher and assistant dietician at Los Alamos, N.M., General Hospital. Surviving are her children, Lilah L. Wyman and Jack J.; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The AZ Republic Oct. 18, 1979.

SCHWENSEN Elizabeth "Bess" L.

Services for Elizabeth "Bess" L. Schwensen, 84, who died Oct. 19, 1979, in St. Joseph's Hospital were at North Phoenix B aptist Church. She was born in Wichita, Kansas, and came to Phoenix in 1967. Surviving are her sons, Earl "Swede" Schwensen, Phoenix, and Dr. John E. Schwensen, Dallas, Texas; a sister, Margaret LESLLE, Wichita, Kansas and seven grandchildren. Burial was in Goddard, Kansas. The AZ Republic 21 Oct 1979.

SCOTT, Dale M.

23Oct1979 Phyllis Patricia BARNACLE of St. Paul, Minnesota, Marlene GIBSON of Minneapolis, Desiree SCOTT of Peoria, and Wallene STAUFFACHER of Apple Valley, Minnesota; Leslie SCOTT, Darrell SCOTT, Wayne SCOTT and Mark SCOTT all of Minneapolis; brother, Harold SCOTT of Minneapolis Fort Snelling National Cemetery, St. Paul, Minnesota

SCOTT, Eugene

Avondale -- Services for Eugene "Blue" Scott, 16, a student at Agua Fria High School were in Morning Star Baptist Church, 500 S. 7th St. Eugene was killed in an auto accident Oct. 28, 1979, at 83rd Ave. and Glendale. He had played Little League Baseball. Survivors include his mother, Irma J. Allen; five sisters and three grandparents. Universal Memorial Center, Phoenix. The AZ Republic Oct. 30, 1979.

SCOTT, Sallie

10 Feb 1903 - 3 July 1979
Mesa -- Memorial services for Sallie W. Scott, 76, who came here in 1969 from Minneapolis and was a member of Apache Wells Community Church and Golf Association, were in Melcher Mission Chapel, 6625 E. Apache Trail. Mrs. Scott, 2155 Nicklaus Drive, died July 3, 1979, in Chula Vista Nursing Home. She is survived by husband, Robert; daughters, Susan Foulk and Judith Jones; and six grandchildren. Published in the Arizona Republic Friday, July 6, 1979, p. C-5.


16 May 1909 - 4 Oct 1979
Tempe -- Graveside services for Nona May Scudder, 70, a school teacher who was born in Tempe, were in the family plot in Double Butte Cemetery. Miss Scudder graduated from Arizona State University and taught at Jordan School and in California schools. She died Oct. 4, 1979, in Los Angeles. She was a member of the Eastern Star, Amaranth and Daughters of the American Revolution. For many years she lived in Long Beach, CA. She is survived by a sister. 10 Oct 1979

SEAL, Marie Julene

19 July 1898 - 11 Oct 1979
Private family services for Marie Julene Seal, 81, who died Oct. 11, 1979, in Phoenix Baptist Hospital, were in Grimshaw Bethany Chapel. Mrs. Seal moved here in 1972 from California. She is survived by her children, Jean E. West, Ruth Reynolds, Walter and Wyatt; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. 13 Oct 1979

SEAMAN, Hess H., Jr.

23 June 1932 - 27 Sept 1979
Glendale -- Services for Hess H. Seaman, Jr., 47, who had served as a pilot in the Air Force with the rank of captain and was a disabled veteran, will be Monday in St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 2501 E. Cactus. Mr. Seaman was born in Phoenix and died Sept. 27, 1979, in Glendale Samaritan Hospital. He graduated from Arizona State University in 1954 and was a member of the church. Survivors include his wife, Myrna; children, Lorraine, Elaine, Sandra and Scott; father, Hess; a grandchild and a sister. Published in The Arizona Republic Friday, October 12, 1979.


24 Oct 1897 - 2 Oct 1979
Mesa -- Services for Ormond Seibert, 81, were in Green Acres Mortuary, 401 N. Hayden, Scottsdale. Mr. Seibert moved here 16 years ago from Utah and died Oct. 2, 1979. Mr. Seibert, 5342 Des Moines, had been employed as a Civil Service painter 15 years. He is survived by his wife, Meta; a sister Lorraine Klein of Illinois, and a granddaughter, Suzanne S. Denap of Virginia . 4 Oct1979


Mesa --Services for Elmer D. SEIDEL, 62, who was born in Prescott and died July 3, 1979, in Pyle Memorial Hospital, Payson, were in Melcher Mission Chapel, 6625 E. . . . (cuts off here) Published in the Arizona Republic Friday, July 6, 1979, p. C-5.

SETOYANT, Sonja Faye

6 May 1949 - 17 Oct 1979
Services for Sonja Fay Setoyant, 30, who died Oct. 17, 1979, in U.S.Public Health Hospital at Sacaton, were in Vah Ki Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Setoyant, of Casa Blanca, was born in Arizona. She is survived by her sons, David and Luscious; parents, Dana and Myra Norris; two grandparents; three sisters and three brothers. Gibbons-Bunker Mortuary. 23 Oct 1979, p. C6.

SHANNON, Donald E.

Services for Donald E. Shannon, 71, who came to Phoenix four years ago from Pennsylvania after retiring as a railway clerk, were in Erie, Pennsylvania. He died Oct. 26, 1979, in his residence at 3017 W. Larkspur. He is survived by his wife, Treva, and son, Robert. The AZ Republic Oct. 29, 1979.


Prescott -- Graveside services for Lyle R. Shannon, 83, who died Oct. 30, 1979, at Yavapai Community Hospital, were at South Lawn Memorial Park in Tucson. Mrs. Shannon, a Pima native, moved to Prescott in 1973. She was a housewife. Survivors include three sons, Jay, Thomas, and H. E.; two sisters; eight grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. The AZ Republic Nov. 3, 1979.


Services for Opal Sharp, 55, were in Green Acres Mortuary, 401 N. Hayden, Scottsdale. She died Oct. 13, 1979, in St. Luke's Hospital. Mrs. Sharp, who came to Phoenix 11 years ago from Dayton, Ohio, is survived by her husband, Hezekiah, a brother and a sisters. The AZ Republic 15 October 1979.

SHARP, William

25 Jun 1978 87 born Crockett, Texas; lived in Stanfield 21 Jun 1978 Therla Al, Ulysses, Fred, Hayward, Andy, V GIVENS, Denny SPENCER, Virginia JACKSON Casa Grande

SHEELY, Joseph

24Oct1979 55 20 Oct 1979 Joyce father of Ted D. SHEELY, Lemorre, CA, Kenneth W. and James P. SHEELY, Tolleson; mother, Mrs. Charlotte L. SHEELY, Phoenix; brother John H. SHEELY; sister, Mrs. Doroty BUSH, Anchorage, Alaska.


Services for Joseph Sheely, 55, of Tolleson, and his wife, Joyce Sheely, 50, who were killed when their plane crashed Oct. 20, 1979, near Victorville, California, were in the First Presbyterian Church. AZ Republic 10/24/1979.


Joseph H. Shoemaker, 70, who lived in Phoenix 22 years and had retired from heating and air conditioning died Oct. 3, 1979, in John C. Lincoln Hospital. Mr. Shoemaker was a member of Masonic Lodge 43 in Bloomington, Illinois, and St. Barnabas on the Desert Episcopal Church. Surviving are his wife, Gretchen; son, Joseph, Jr.; and a grandchild. Private services were in St. Barnabas Church, Hansen Mortuary announced. The AZ Republic 6 Oct 1979.

SHUBERS, Charles A.

Congress -- Graveside services for Charles A. Shubers, 94, who died Nov. 1, 1979, at Yavapai Community Hospital, were at Jenung Memorial Park. Mr. Shubers, a native of rural Yavapai County, lived near here all his life. He was a retired employee of the State Department of Transportation. Survivors include his wife, Lavena; three sons, George, Melvin and Bill; four daughters, Charlotte Jones, Lucy Jarvis, Nancy Little, and Ada Monroe; 15 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. The AZ Republic Saturday, Nov. 3, 1979.

SICKERT , Margaret M.

22 Sept 1904 - 29 Sept 1979
Sun City -- Services for Margaret M. Sickert, 75, who died Sept. 29, 1979, in Beverly Manor Nursing Home, were in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Mrs. Sickert, 10828 Crosby Dr., moved here in 1963 and was a member of the United Church of Sun City. SHe is survived by her husband, Otto; children, Doris Rosson and Richard; and six grandchildren. 5 Oct 1979


Graveside services for Arthur Silverman, 61, were in Beth Hebrew Cemetery, 3401 W. Jackson. Mr. Silverman, who lived in Phoenix for the past 31 years, died Sept. 28, 1979, in Veterans Hospital. He was a retired clothing salesman and a member of Beth Hebrew Congregation. Surviving are his wife, Sara; son, Allan; a brother and two grandchildren. The AZ Republic Oct. 1, 1979.


2 July 1909 - 6 Oct 1979
Scottsdale -- Services for Helen R. Simmons, 70, were in Los Arcos Methodist Church, 7425 E. Culver. Mrs Simmons moved here in 1971 from California and died Oct. 6, 1979. She is survived by her children, Dorothy Logan, Joann Bradley, Robert L. and J. Thomas; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. 9 Oct 1979


28 July 1914 - 16 Oct 1979
Mesa -- Services for John W. Simonitis, 65, who came here in 1972 from Indiana and had been a truck driver for Time-DC, Inc., were in Melcher Chapel of the Roses. Mr. Simonitis died Oct. 16, 1979, in Mesa Lutheran Hospital. He was a member of the Moose in Chicago and the Teamsters Union. Surviving are his wife, Hattie; children, Robin Evans, Thomas, John, Billy and Larry Shane; six grandchildren; a brother and two sisters. The AZ Republic 10/19/1979.

SIMPSON, Bessie Ellen

9 Jan 1898 - 10 Oct 1979
Services for Bessie Ellen Simpson, 81, who moved here 15 years ago from Oroville, Washington, were in Memory Lawn Mortuary. Mrs. Simpson died Oct. 10, 1979. She is survived by her stepson, Sam Simpson; two grandchildren; a brother and two sisters. 12 Oct 1979

SIMS, John Lewis

5 Jan 1924 - 14 Oct 1979
Memorial services for John Lewis Sims, 55, who lived here 43 years and had been an electrician for the Salt River Project, were in Bethany Bible Church, 6060 N. 7th Ave. Mr. Sims, 3830 W. Rose Lane, died Oct. 14, 1979, in Phoenix Baptist Hospital. He was a World War II veteran. He is survived by his wife, Pauline; and a daughter, Susan Helene ... Oct. 17, 1979.

SIWECKI, Victoria D.

5 December 1904 - 19 October 1979
Services for Victoria D. Siwecki, 74, were at Mercer Mortuary. She died Oct. 19, 1979, in a Phoenix hospital. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and moved to Arizona in 1954. Surviving are her children, Deloris Paroni and Arthur; four sisters and three grandchildren. The AZ Republic 10/21/1979, B19.

SMITH, Annie

Graveside services for Annie I. V. Smith, 65, were in Memory Lawn Mortuary, 719 N. 27th Ave. Mrs. Smith, of Wenden, came to Arizona 36 years ago and died July 4, 1979, in a Yuma nursing home. She is survived by husband, George A.; children, Julia BURRIS, Rosie WHITE, Veda DUGAS, Carol Ann DRUMMOND, Georgia ALBRITTON . . . (cuts off here) Published in the Arizona Republic Friday, July 6, 1979, p. C-5.

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