A Few 1980 Arizona Obituaries

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

CAIRNS, Martin

21 Jan 1899 - 29 Sep 1980
Sun City -- Services for Martin Cairns, 81, a retired steelworker who came here in 1972 from Oak Park, Illinois, and died Sept. 29, 1980, in Boswell Hospital, will be today in Menke Funeral Home, 12420 N. 103rd Ave. Mr. Cairns, 11013 Thunderbird Blvd., was a member of the First Christian Church here and Masonic Lodge 211. He is survived by his wife, Jessie, and sons, Dr. Richard, David and Scott, all of Glendale. Interment Sunland Memorial Park. October 2, 1980.

CALCA, Jose B.

13 Dec 1902 - 11 Oct 1980
Jose B. Calca, 77, who was born in Portugal, died Oct. 11, 1980, in Phoenix Mountain Nursing Center. Mr. Calca was a factory worker for an electronics firm before coming to Arizona in 1974 from Connecticut. Wife, Maria; sons, Joseph and Lucien; two brothers; eight grandchildren. Services were in Waterbury, Connecticut. The Arizona Republic Monday, Oct. 13, 1980.


Wednesday, Oct. 8, 1980. (See DELLA-CALCE)

CAMPBELL, William Joseph

Maricopa -- William J. Campbell, 62, who had been a molder for Roto-Way Casting & Mfg. Co. in Tempe, died Oct. 5, 1980, in Hoemako Hospital at Casa Grande. He was an elder in the Maricopa Seventh-day Adventist Church. Surviving are his wife, wife Betty; children, Betty Jane Reno, William, Jr., Samuel, Darry and Daniel; a brother; 15 grandchildren. Interment East Resthaven. Wednesday, Oct. 8, 1980.

CANTER, Alfred

19 Feb 1908 - 4 Oct 1980
Glendale -- Alfred Canter, 72, who came to Phoenix 32 years ago from Plainfield, NJ, died Oct. 4, 1980, in Good Samaritan Hospital. Mr. Canter has been a trust officer 17 years for Transamerica Title Insurance Co. He was an attorney and member of Elks Lodge 335 and Paradise Civitan Club. Surviving are his wife, Lee; sons, Thomas and Robert; a sister, Leah Abrams, Plainfield, NJ; and four grandchildren. 7 Oct 1980

CARLSON, Clarence N.

7 July 1905 - March 1980
(announcement only)
Clarence N. Carlson, survived by wife, Doris, of Sun City; son, William Grover of Lake Bluff, IL; sisters, Edna Brown of Yalah, FL, and Mabel McLean of Evanston, IL; one grandchild. Funeral service at Faith United Presbyterian Church. Entombment in Sunland Memorial Park. 3/26/1980.


20 Jan 1893 - 28 Jan 1980
Perry L. Carmean, 87, who came to Arizona in 1922 from Ohio and founded the community 24 miles west of Phoenix which was named Perryville for him, died Jan. 28, 1980, in a Phoenix hospital. Mr. Carmean had been a business man and motel owner in Perryville. Daughter, Perralee Strand; a granddaughter; a brother and two sisters. Published Wednesday, 1/30/1980.


20 May 1898 - 11 Mar 1980
May Carnahan, 81, who was a member of the Valley Bible Church, and the Eastern Star for 50 years, died March 11, 1980, in Good Samaritan Hospital. Mrs. Carnahan, 1928 E. Thomas, moved here 30 years ago from Pennsylvania. She was a member of the Republican Women's Club of Phoenix. She is survived by children, Dorothy Johnson, Helen Croyle and William; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Friends may call today at Mercer Mortuary, 1541 E. Thomas. Services Friday in Valley Bible Church, 1801 E. Osborn. interment Greenwood. The Arizona Republic Thursday, March 13, 1980.


31 Mar 1915 - 21 Jan 1980
Surprise -- Otis N. Carrick, 64, a farmer who moved here 33 years ago, died Jan. 21, 1980, in a Phoenix hospital. He is survived by a sister and a brother. Floral Lakes Cemetery, El Mirage. Thursday, 24 January 1980.


31 Oct 1897 - 25 Jan 1980
Scottsdale -- John R. Carroll, 82, who came here from Chicago in 1962 and had been a freight manager for a trucking company, died Jan. 25, 1980. Sister, Katherine Morehead, and a brother, Charles P. Mass was at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 7601 E. Main. Sunday, 1/27/1980.

CARROLL, Kenneth

; sons, Kenneth, Johnny, William, and Michael, all of Glendale.

CARSON, Edgar L.

Graveside services for Edgar L. Carson, 79, a carpenter who came to Phoenix in 1944 from Texas and retired in 1962, were in Greenwood Memorial Park, 2300 W. Van Buren. Mr. Carson, 4950 W. Bethany Home, died March 11, 1980, in Phoenix Baptist Hospital. He had worked for Valley construction companies and was a member of the Carpenters Union. Surviving are his wife, Gladys M.; children, Betty L. Shinn, Ankeny, Iowa; and Jimmy D. Carson, Seattle, Wash.; a sister, Opal Adams, Kansas City, MO; 12 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Arrangements were made at A. L. Moore & Sons Mortuary. Graveside services conducted by Rev. Howard Faulkner. The Arizona Republic Thursday, March 13, 1980.

CARTER, Glenn M.

27 Feb 1909 - 13 Mar 1980
Coolidge -- Glenn M. Carter, 71, an Oklahoma native, died March 13, 1980, at his home. Mr. Carter moved to Coolidge in 1943. He was a retired well driller. Wife, Mary Lou; two daughters, Rita Kenison and Virginia Bias; two sons, Glenn and Claude; a brother; two sisters and nine grandchildren. Services were at the Community Presbyterian Church. 3/15/1980.

CASE, Marion James

Scottsdale -- Marion James Case, 67, who was a warehouse manager, died Oct. 5, 1980, in Good Samaritan Hospital. Mr. Case, 2809 N. 70th St., was born in Galena, Kansas. He was a World War II Army veteran and came here in 1954 from California. He is survived by a son, James R. of Flagstaff; brother, Glenn, sisters Olive Carraro and Freida Dulin; seven grandchildren; a brother and two sisters. Private services were Thursday in Messinger Mortuary. Interment Memory Lawn Published in The Arizona Republic Thursday, October 9, 1980.

CASTRO Ernesto

16 Feb 1924 - 9 Oct 1980
Peoria -- Ernesto Castro, 56, a foreman for Edwards Farms for 23 years, died Oct. 9, 1980, in St. Joseph's Hospital. Mr. Castro was born in Sonora, Mexico, and brought her as an infant. Wife, Julia, children, Mary Martinez, Lupe Hernandez, Cecilia Flores, Frances Moroigui, Toni, Ricki, Manuel, Ernest, John, Vincent and Julian; 17 grandchildren. 10 Oct 1980.

CASTRO, Ruben V., Jr.

Ruben V. Castro, Jr., 3, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ruben Castro, was killed in a pedestrian-bus accident Sept 29, 1980. He is survived by a sister, a brother, and grandparents. The Arizona Republic Thursday, October 2, 1980.


14 Nov 1920 - 4 Oct 1980
Lena Catalogna, 59, who was born in Italy, died Oct. 4, 1980, in St. Luke's Hospital. Mrs. Catalogna came to Phoenix in 1974 from New York. Survived by husband, Vincent; son, Vincent Catalogna, Jr.; and daughter Mary Ann Schein; and two grandchildren. Mass was in St. Theresa's Catholic Church, 5045 E. Thomas. Interment St. Francis Cemetery. The Arizona Republic Tuesday, Oct. 7, 1980.


20 Apr 1914 - Jan 1980
Mesa -- Grace E. Cauchon, 65, died Jan. 28, 1980, in Mesa Lutheran Hospital. Mrs. Caushon moved here 13 years ago from Key West, FL. She is survived by her husband, Joseph; children, Helen Marx of Biloxi, MS, and Ralph E. of York, PA; seven grandchildren and four sisters, Mrs. Clara Conright of Phx, and three out of state. Mass was in Christ the King Church, 1505 E. Dana. Interment Mtn. View Memorial Gardens. Published 1/31/1980.

CAULK, Julia L.

10 Feb 1908 - 23 Mar 1980
Julia L. Caulk, 71, died March 23, 1980, in her home. Mrs. Caulk was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Phoenix. She moved here in 1963 from Washington, D.C. Survivors include her husband, Paul A.; children, Paula Santen, Margaret and Dr. Richard Caulk. 3/25/1980.

CELAYA, David E.

, 51, Florence, was a lifetime resident here. He served in the Army during the Korean War. Wife, Irby; son, David, Jr.; daughter, Ann HOLMES; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arturo CELAYA. 24 January 1980.

CELAYA, Ramon O.

Tempe -- Ramon O. Celaya, 73, who was born in Santa Rita and lived in Arizona all his life, died Oct. 12, 1980. He had been a butcher for Tempe Meat Packing Co. 36 years and was a World War II Army veteran. Surviving are his children, Catherine Vieira, Joseph, Daniel, Richard and Raymond; three sisters and a brother; 18 grandchildren. Mass was in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 2121 S. Rural. 10/15/1980


Reba F. Chafin, 52, died Jan. 21, 1980. She moved here three years ago from Michigan and was employed by Chambers Belt Co. Daughters, Rhonda Johnson and Pamela Moore; four grandchildren; four sisters and four brothers survive.. 24 January 1980.

CHAGNON, Charles S.

Charles S. Chagnon, 84, died Oct. 6, 1980, in Phoenix Veterans Hospital. He was a World War I Army veteran who came to Phoenix in 1978 from Massachusetts. Survived by children, Murriel Bowen and Charles A.; seven grandchildren. Graveside services were in Arizona Veterans Cemetery. 8 Oct 1980.


1 Jan 1906 - 9 Oct 1980
Scottsdale -- George Chakurmanian, 74, a self-employed tailor who came here in 1978 from Massachusetts, died Oct. 9, 1980, in Scottsdale Memorial Hospital. He was a native of Armenia and served in the U.S. Army in World War II. Survived by wife, Rose and daughter, Kathy. Oct. 11, 1980.


17 Oct 1952 - Mar 1980
(announcement only)
Services and burial in Wilson, Oklahoma. Universal Memorial Center. 3/26/1980.

CHANDLER, Hazel Berneice

15 Dec 1907 - 16 Mar 1980
Tempe -- Hazel Merneice Chandler, 77, who had been a cashier 25 years for A.J. Bayless Markets, died March 16, 1980. She moved to Arizona 36 years ago from Ohio. She is survived by her daughters, Geneva Whitley and Vivian Chandler, seven grandchildren. Green Acres Mortuary, 401 N. Hayden, Scottsdale. Private cremation. 3/18/1980.

CHARBONEAU, Louis Harold

Louis Harold Charboneau, 81, who retired as superintendnet of a machine tool company in Rockford, IL, died Oct. 11, 1980, in Mesa CHristian Nursing Home. Mr. Charboneau came here 17 years ago. Survived by his wife, Eleanor; children, Jeanette Hall, Marilyn Foss and Arthur; sister, Irene Snowden; 13 grandchildren. 10/15/1980.

CHASE, Marion James

CHENDES, Albert Joseph

20 Aug 1908 - 29 Jan 1980
Tempe -- Albert Joseph Chendes, 71, died Jan. 29, 1980. His career with the Ford Motor Co. from 1929 to 1967 included plant manager in Michigan. He was a member of the Elks and St. Edward Catholic Church in Phoenix. Survivors include his wife, Irene M.; children, Sharon L. Bobek, Albert M, Robert J., and Gerald B.; a sister and 10 grandchildren. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Published 1/31/1980.


Betty L. Christian, 49, b. Phoenix. Survived by sisters, Mrs. Dorothy McKinney of Scottsdale, and Mrs. Louise Collier of Utah; brothers, Gus or Guy Lynn of Phoenix, Jack Christian and Amos Christian, both of Calif. Interment Green Acres Cemetery. The Arizona Republic Tuesday, Oct. 14, 1980.

CHURCH, Chester A. "Chet"

Chester A. "Chet" Church, 67, former chief of air traffic control operations at Sky Harbor International Airport, died Oct. 6, 1980, in his home, Pfafftown, N.C. Mr. Church retired in 1973 aftert 34 years in the Civil Service and moved from Scottsdale in April 1980. He received the Federal Aviation Administration's distinguished career service award and the FAA director's award. Survivors include his wife, Martha; daughter, Linda Phillips; and two grandsons. Mass was Sunday in St. Leo's Catholic Church, Winston Salem, N. C. The Arizona Republic Thursday, October 9, 1980.


24 May 1893 - 5 Oct 1980
Cora Church, 87, came here in 1964 from Fairfax, Minn, and died Oct. 5, 1980, in a Phoenix hospital. Survived by a daughter, Marion Ryan, and five grandchildren. Services were in Asbury Methodist Church, 1601 W. Indian School. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Tuesday, Oct. 7, 1980.

CICCONE, Edward M.

14 Feb 1920 - Mar 1980
, 60, 3/30/1980.

CLARK, Frances

28 Feb 1916 - 8 Oct 1980
Sun City -- Frances Clark, 64, who moved here in 1973 from Deerfield, IL, died Oct. 8, 1980, in Boswell Hospital. She is survived by children, Barbara Williams and Thomas R.; four grandchildren and three brothers. Services were in St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, 103rd and Peoria Aves. Oct. 10, 1980.

CLARK, Kathryn

Kathryn Clark, 52, who came to Arizona 11 years ago from California, died Jan. 26, 1980, in her home. Husband, Edward; daughters, Patricia Moyer, Eileen Stewart and Eugenia Lease; mother, Silvia Ingram; two brothers and six grandchildren. 28 January 1980.

CLARK, Violet Illinois

2 Jun 1896 - 30 Jan 1980
Violet Illinois Clark, 83, died Jan. 30, 1980, in a Phoenix hospital. Mrs. Clark moved to Phoenix in 1976 from Oklahoma. She was a First Christian Church member. Children, Juanita Watkins and Margaret Smith of Oregon; Lucille Anderson, Florida; Virginia Burris, Oklahoma; Jean Schell, Kathy Peterson, Phoenix; Albert Clark, Texas; and 23 grandchildren. Phoenix Memorial Park, 200 W. Beardsley. Published 1/31/1980.


26 June 1886 - 16 March 1980
Jenny Clarke, 93, who came here 29 years ago from New York, died March 16, 1980, in Maricopa County Hospital. She was a widow. Services were in Mercer Mortuary. Interment Greenwood Memorial Park. No known survivors. 3/18/1980.

CLARKE, Marion F.

5 June 1899 - 11 Mar 1980
Marion F. Clarke, 80, who retired in 1965 as a supervisor after 43 years with the U. S. Post Office in Indianapolis, died March 11, 1980. Mr. Clarke was a member of El Zaribah Shrine and Waymark Gardens Retirement Center. He was an elder in Phoenix Central Christian Church and while in Indianapolis sang in the Scottish Rite Chorus. Wife, Ruth; daughter, Mrs. Richard Long; a brother; two granddaughters and a great-grandson. 3/15/1980.

CLASHIN, Lorena B.

Lorena B. Clashin, 47, died Jan. 23, 1980. Mrs. Clashin, of Polacca, is survived by children, Myrna, Rosalyn, Marilyn, Deborah and Morris; parents, Harry T. and Airlie Chaca; two sisters and three brothers. Services were in First Mesa Baptist Church at Polacca. 1/25/1980.

CLIFF, Harry C.

Scottsdale -- Harry C. Cliff, 69, who retired as an engineer after 43 years with Mountain Bell, died Oct. 3, 1980. He was born in Denver and was a member of the Masons in Colorado. He was a World War II Army veteran. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy; daughters, Caryl Puchta, Joan Lawson, and Janet Bold; and 11 grandchildren. Services were in Green Acres Mortuary, 401 N. Hayden. 4 October 1980.

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