A Few 1980 Arizona Obituaries

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


Jesus Salazar, 33, was born in Phoenix, and died March 20, 1980, in Maricopa County Hospital. He worked in the construction industry. Wife, Mary Ellen; daughter, Adelita; mother, Petra Tobar; four sisters and nine brothers. 3/26/1980.

SALOW, Walter F.

18 Jan 1914 - 24 Jan 1980
Walter F. Salow, 66, a welder, came here nine months ago from Illinois and died Jan. 24, 1980, in Maryvale Samaritan Hospital. Wife, Elizabeth A.; daughters, Shirley Ann Rose, Nancy R. Hunt, Sharon L. Green, and Donna L. Pauls. Services were in Lutheran Church of Hope, 6600 S. Central. 26 January 1980.


El Mirage -- Herman M. Samarripas, 51, who came here 15 years ago from Texas, died March 9, 1980. He was a farm worker. He is survived by his wife, Louise; children, Viola, Elvira, Lawanda, Herman R., David and Santos; father, Senon Samarripas; two sisters and six brothers. 3/14/1980.


Kearny -- John Lloyd Sanders, 63, who worked for Kennicott Copper Co 37 years, died Mar. 14, 1980, in St. Mary's Hospital, Tucson. Mr. Sanders came to Arizona 51 years ago from his native Arkansas. Beloved husband of Laveta J. Sanders; father of Mary L. Farley, Kearney, AZ, and Lynn Edward Sanders of Dallas, TX; two granddaughters, Tracy Farley and Sonia Sue Sanders; two grandsons, John C. Farley and Brent Sanders. Services conducted by James Powers, paster of the Sherwood Baptist Church of Phoenix. Interment Mountain View Memorial Gardens. 3/16/1980.


1 May 1897 - 10 Oct 1980
Felix T. Sandoval, 83, who worked for Southwest Forest Industries 43 years, died Oct. 10, 1980, in St. Luke's Hospital. He was born in COncho and came here in 1962. Survivors include children, Mary Baca, Elvera Padilla, Polly, Milo, George, Herman, Felix, Jr., Patrick, Nick and Jimmy; two brothers; 42 grandchildren. Rosary and Mass were at Immaculate Heart Church, 909 E. Washington. Interment St. Francis. The Arizona Republic Sunday, Oct. 12, 1980.

SANDY, John R.

16 Aug 1903 - 8 Oct 1980
John R. Sandy, 77, who had been an accountant for the former Phoenix firm of Murray & Murray 25 years and later 31 years for Lou Grubb Chevrolet, died Oct. 8, 1980. Mr. Sandy was born in Lamar, Nebraska, and came to Phoenix from Colorado in 1917. Survived by wife, Winnie; daughter, Bonnie Elder; three grandchildren; a sister and a brother. Saturday, Oct. 11, 1980.

SAN MIGUEL, Maria DeJesus Abundez

Glendale -- Maria DeJesus Abundez San Miguel, 68, moved here 31 years ago from Texas and died March 25, 1980, in Maryvale Hospital. Husband, Fernando; children, Andrea Galvan, Junita Lonzo, Angelia Hernandez, Martin, Jesus, Fernando, Jr., and Johnny; 38 grandchildren. Mass was in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 5614 W. Orangewood. 3/26/1980.

SANTELL, Martin Jacob

Sun City -- Martin Jacob Santell, 80, a former music store operator who had been associated with the motion picture industry, died Sept. 27, 1980, in Boswell Memorial Hospital. Mr. Santell, 9431 Timberline Drive, had been a member of the Science of the Mind Church in Los Angeles and moved here in 1962 from Hacienda Heights, Calif. He was born in San Francisco. Surviving are his wife, Geneva; children, Shirlee and Richard; a brother; several grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services were arranged at Lundberg Golden Door Chapel. The Arizona Republic 10/4/1980.

SARANDOS, Monica Jamie

Monica Jamie Sarandos, 3, was injured in a Valley auto accident and died March 27, 1980. Monica was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Parents, Alex and Sandra Sarandos; a sister; grandparents. 3/29/1980.

SAVAGE, Emmett Gordon

Wickenburg -- Emmett Gordon Savage, 87, a miner who lived here most of his life, died March 9, 1980, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Prescott. Survivors include a son, Emmett D. Services were at the First Presbyterian Church. Wickenburg Funeral Home made arrangements. 3/14/1980.


9 Jul 1907 - 5 Oct 1980
Rose Margaret Schaeffer, 73, who came from Schenectady, N.Y., in 1958, died Oct. 5, 1980. Children, Margaret Haskin, Carolyn Witte, Phillip, Richard and John; seven grandchildren. Mass was in St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. The Arizona Republic Tuesday, Oct. 7, 1980.


Services for Robert J. Schamberger, 22, a former member of the U. S. Navy who was employed by HJH Industrial Chemical, Inc., will be Saturday in Shadow Mountain Mortuary, 2350 E. Greenway and Cave Creek Road. Mr. Schamberger, 2709 W. Larkspur, was killed March 11, 1980, in an industrial accident where he worked. Survivors include his wife, Carole; parents, William and Dolores; a sister and two brothers. The Arizona Republic Thursday, March 13, 1980.

SCHELL, Herman A.

18 Nov 1902 - 22 Mar 1980
Glendale -- Herman A. Schell, 77, died March 22, 1980, in University of Arizona Medical Center. Mr. Schell moved here in 1976 from Blue Island, Illinois, and worked in a carpentry shop at Arizona Pioneer Living Museum. Before that, he was a self-employed painter 40 years. Wife, Edna; children, Marcia Carpenter, Jeanne Hopper, Trudi Schaefer, Andon and Herman, Jr.; 14 grandchildren. 3/26/1980.

SCHEWEL, Lorraine A.

9 Jun 1922 - Jan 1980
Florence -- Lorraine A. Schewel, 57, a retired escrow officer, died Jan. 26, 1980, in Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix. She was born in Watertown, South Dakota, and came here 35 years ago. Husband, H. C. Schewel, and a sister. 1/27/1980.


Glendale -- John C. Schmitz, 74, a retired meat cutter who came to Arizona in 1960 from Chicago, died Jan. 26, 1980, in Doctors Hospital. World War II veteran, member of American Legion and Disable American Veterans. Son, Robert A.; five sisters and a brother. 1/27/1980.


23 Mar 1891 - Sep 1980
Maude Mae Gallger, 89, who came here from Oklahoma 46 years ago, died Sept. 30, 1980, in a Phoenix hospital. She was born in Missouri. She was a member of the 27th Ave Baptist Church. Survived by children Helen Leverett, Alma Bagley, Clearese Brown, Virginia McFarland, Jack and R. T.; a sister; a brother; 22 grandchildren. Published in the Arizona Republic Thursday, October 2, 1980.


Mesa -- Flora Schonwald, 90, who was born in Iowa and came here 24 years ago from Virginia, died Oct. 3, 1980, in Mesa Lutheran Hospital. Mrs. Schonwald, 728 S. 86th Place, is survived by her husband, Paul J.; and two sisters, Hattie Williams and Maud Hale, both of Rhodes, Iowa. Arrangements by Larry C. Melcher Mortuary. Services were in Rhodes, Iowa. The Arizona Republic Saturday, Oct. 4, 1980.


27 Dec 1892 - 10 Oct 1980
Dr. Harry L. Schornick, 87, an osteopath and physician who practiced in Mesa, Prescott and Phoenix during his career, died Oct. 10, 1980. Dr. Schornick served on the Arizona Medical oard and in World War I. There are no known surivors. The Arizona Republic Monday, Oct. 13, 1980.


14 Feb 1901 - 10 Oct 1980
Globe -- Nellie Schrimsher, 79, Globe, died Oct. 10, 1980, in a Mesa nursing home. She came to Arizona from Wagoner, Oklahoma, and is survived by nieces and nephews. Palmer Globe Mortuary. Graveside services at Resthaven Cemetery, Central Heights. The Arizona Republic Monday, Oct. 13, 1980.


Lelah Schroeder, 95, came here from Ohio 30 years ago and died Sept. 30, 1980, in her home. Mrs. Schroeder had been a professor of child psychology at Columbia University and had co-authored a series of books used in testing reading skills. She received doctor's degrees in philosophy, psychology and education at Columbia University. Concluding services in Toledo, Ohio. Published in the Arizona Republic 10/3/1980.

SCHURMAN, Rebecca (Becky)

Scottsdale -- Rebecca Schurman, 23, was killed in an auto accident Oct. 12, 1980, near Sunflower. She graduated from Scottsdale High School in 1975 and worke as a cashier at Barb's Danish Style Bakery. Survived by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester (Barbara) Schurman; a sister; four brothers; and two grandparents. 10/14/1980.


Memorial services for Melouise Schwanbeck, 67, who came here 60 years ago from Ohio and died March 12, 1980, in Phoenix Baptist Hospital, were in Grimshaw Chapel, 710 W. Bethany Home. Mrs. Schwanbeck, 6030 N. 22nd Ave., is survived by her husband, Raymond; children, Sue Ann Meyer, Melanie ROberts and Victor; a sister; and six grandchildren. The Arizona Republic Tuesday, March 25, 1980. Husband's obituary is here

SCOLA, Vincent Dominick

11 Aug 1932 - 28 Mar 1980
Vincent Dominick Scola, 47, who had been a truck driver for Thunderbird Freight Lines, died March 28, 1980. He moved here 30 years ago and was a member of Teamsters Union Local 104. Wife, Jane; children, Lori and Vincent, Jr.; mother, Marianne Scola; a sister and a brother. 3/29/1980.

SCOTT, Lewis G.

Winslow -- Lewis G. Scott, 98, a retired section foreman for the Santa Fe Railroad, died Oct. 8, 1980, at the Winslow Memorial Hospital. He was born in Oklahoma and moved to Winslow in 1921. Survived by wife, Pearle; son, John E.; daughter, Dorothy R. Fuller; six grandchildren. 11 Oct 1980

SCOTT, William Washington

26 May 1919 - 24 Jan 1980
Chandler -- William Washington Scott, 60, who retired in 1970 from Ellsworth Farms at Queen Creek, died Jan. 24, 1980, in Maricopa County Hospital. Survivors include his father, Ben Scott, a brother, and two sisters. 26 January 1980.


11 Sep 1893 - 30 Sep 1980
Sun City -- Roy C. Scrymiger, 87, died Sept. 30, 1980, in St. Paul, MN, where he was visiting. He retired to Sun City in 1967 and was a member of the High Twelve Masonic Lodge. He was former president and board chairman of the Scrymiger & Osterholt Advertising Agency in Minneapolis. Survivors include wife, Violet; son, Richard; stepdaughter, Patty Fazendin; and five grandchildren. The Arizona Republic Monday, Oct. 13, 1980.

SEBRING, Hectorine B.

3 Sep 1907 - 29 Sep 1980
Sun City -- Hectorine B. Sebring, 73, a registered nurse in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, before moving here in 1971, died Sept. 29, 1980, in Boswell Hospital. She was a member of St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband, Merrill. Sunland Memorial Park. Thursday, 10/2/1980.

SEEGAN, Mildred

Mesa -- Mildred Seegan, 56, who formerly worked for Diamond's and Sears stores, died Sept. 30, 1980, in Mesa Lutheran Hospital. Services were in Melcher Mission Chapel, 6625 E. Apache Trail. Graveside services were in St. Francis Cemetery, 4800 E. Oak, Phoenix. Mrs. Seegan, 8916 E. Albany, came to Phoenix in 1956 from Minnesota. She is survived by her husband, Frank J.; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Halverson, and a brother. the Arizona Republic Thursday, October 2, 1980.

SEELY, George

17 Feb 1921 - Mar 1980
George Seely, 59, a World War II Army veteran and auto mechanic, died March 23, 1980, in Phoenix Veterans Hospital. Mr. Seely moved here in 1961 from Indiana. He is survived by a daughter, Donna, and three grandchildren. Graveside services in Arizona Veterans Cemetery. 3/25/1980.

SEEVERS, S. J. "Sig"

Mesa -- S. J. "Sig" Seevers, 84, a World War I Army veteran who came here 21 years ago from Minneapolis where he was the Twin City manager of North West Underwriter, died Jan. 25, 1980, in Mesa Christian Home. He was a member of American Legion and Masonic Lodge. Survived by his wife, Belle. Published 1/28/1980.

SERNA, Modesta M.

Miami -- Modesta M. Serna, 81, who died Sept. 24, 1980, at Maywood, CA, moved to Miami in 1924 and to Maywood in 1970. Mrs. Serna was a native of Mexico. Survivors include sons, Delfino, Bobby, Trinidad and Teodoro; daughters, Aurora Berumen, Lydia Flores and Mary Lou Montes; 41 grandchildren. Miles Mortuary. Oct. 1, 1980.

SHALE, Dr. Rolla

Mesa -- Dr. Rolla Shale, 94, who retired to Mesa in 1959 from Helena, Montana, where he worked for the Veterans Administration, died Jan. 26, 1980. Dr. Shale graduated from Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, and received his medical degree from John Hopkins Medical School; and a masters degree in public health from University of Michigan. He is survived by his daughter, Mary. Published 1/28/1980.

SHAW, Albert

1 Nov 1910 - 30 Mar 1980
Albert Shaw, 70, who came here 30 years ago from New York, died March 30, 1980. Mr. Shaw was an engineering consultant more than 20 years with Ellis, Murphy & Holgate, Inc. Wife, Henrietta; children, Sandra Kogen and Lowell Diamond; and four grandchildren. Sinai Mortuary. 3/31/1980.

SHAW, Allen N.

29 Sep 1909 - 9 Oct 1980
Prescott -- Allen N. Shaw, 71, who was an industrial arts teacher for the Glendale High School District until retiring and comeing here in 1975, died Oct. 9, 1980, in Yavapai Community Hospital. Mr. Shaw was born in Hedrick, Iowa, and graduated from the Iowa State Teachers College and earned a Master's degree from the University of Northern Colorado. He taught in Finchford, Iowa, and Grand Junction, CO, before moving to Glendale 19 years ago. Surviving are his wife, Margaret; sons, Robert and Richard; mother, Flossie Shaw; a sister and five grandchildren. Services were at Mountain View Cemetery, Prescott. The Arizona Republic Sunday, Oct. 12, 1980.


Joe Shaw 78, who had been a painting and decorating contractor, died Jan. 22, 1980. He was a charter member of Columbia Street Baptist Church in Tucson. Wife, Dena; children, Mildred Trebolo and Joseph W.; a sister and seven grandchildren. Phoenix Memorial Park. 1/24/1980.

SHEA, Janet

8 Dec 1895 - 2 Oct 1980
Janet Shea, 84, native of Scotland who came here in 1953, died Oct. 2, 1980, in DOctors Hospital. Mrs. Shea is survived by daughters, Violet Bell, Katherine Maloney and Dorothy Kasza; and 11 grandchildren. Services were in Whitney & Murphy Arcadia Chapel. Oct 4, 1980.

SHEARER, Laura Lee

Mesa -- Services for Laura Lee Shearer, 88, a Trinity Baptist Church member, were in Melcher Chapel of the Roses, 43 S. Stapley Drive. Mrs. Shearer, 553 S. Fraser Drive, died Jan. 24, 1980, in her home. She came here 27 years ago from Indiana. She is survived by her son, Harold Lee; three sisters; 18 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Published in The Arizona Republic Saturday, January 26, 1980.


(no obituary) 6 Sept 1951 - October 1980
Services in Universal Memorial Center. Burial Greenwood. The Arizona Republic Monday, October 13, 1980.

SHEFFER, William E.

30 Nov 1910 - 22 March 1980
Dewey -- William E. Sheffer, 69, a retired mechanic and Masonic Lodge member, died March 22, 1980, in Yavapai Community Hospital. Mr. Sheffer was a Missouri native and came here five years ago from Phoenix where he lived for 28 years. Survived by wife, Mildred; son, William A.; mother, Lucille Sheffer; and two grandchildren. Graveside services at Resthaven Park, Glendale. 3/24/1980.

SHERBO, Francis John

30 May 1936 - 25 March 1980
Francis John Sherbo, 45, who came to Phoenix in 1956 after serving in the Army in Korea, died March 25, 1980, in his home at Des Moines, Iowa, where he lived the past three months. Mr. Sherbo had been a subcontractor in the swimming pool business in Phoenix and worked parttime in security at Mr. Lucky's. Survivors include two sisters. Services were in McLarens Funeral Home in West Des Moines. 3/27/1980


Mesa -- Edith L. Sherwood, 76, who came to the Valley 40 years ago from Dodge City, Kansas, died March 13, 1980, in a Phoenix hospital. Mrs. Sherwood was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist Church. She is survived byher children, Darlene Ford, Margie Gooden and Gail; five grandchildren. Interment East Resthaven. 3/16/1980.

SHILKOSKI, Thomas Frank

Chandler -- Thomas Frank Shilkoski, 73, a carpenter and home builder in Phoenix from 1930 to 1960, died Jan. 22, 1980, in Chandler Community Hospital. Mr. Shifkoski {sic}, 200 E. Ivanhoe, served in World War I and moved to Phoenix 50 years ago from his native Cleveland. He had owned and operated the Stardust Motel in Chandler, was a member of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 8, American Legion Post 35, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 720 and Polish-American Club in Phoenix. Survivors include his wife, Josephine C. and stepson, Edward Thomas Lucas. Rosary was in Bueler Mortuary Chapel, 14 W. Hulet. The Arizona Republic, Thursday, January 24, 1980.

SHIPMAN, Mamie Lucille

Mamie Lucille Shipman, 81, a homemaker, died Oct. 12, 1980, in Deer Valley Emergency Center. Mrs. Shipman was born in Monroe, Georgia, and came to Phoenix in 1934. Nephew, John P. Creach; nieces, Mrs. Joann Gibson and Linda Sue Creach. Graveside services conducted by Rev. James Hiatt were in East Resthaven Park. 10/15/1980.


Chandler -- Services for James O. Shirley, 90, who came to Arizona in 1910 from Oregon, will be today in Tempe Mortuary, 405 E. Southern. Mr. Shirley, 2302 W. Bentrupt, died March 9, 1980, in Mesa Lutheran Hospital. He had owned rental property in Tempe and formerly was a consignee for the Union Oil Co. for 15 years. He was a member of Tempe Masonic Lodge 15. Survivors include his children, Olive Gould and James A.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The Arizona Republic Thursday, March 13, 1980.

SIDAWAY, Allen Benjamin

30 Jan 1914 - 2 October 1980
Services for Allen Benjamin Sidaway, 66, who retired from Reynolds Metals in 1976, were in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4601 W. Encanto. Mr. Sidaway, 3728 W. Latham, died Oct. 2, 1980, in Maryvale Hospital He was born in Greene, Ohio, and came to Phoenix in 1950. In his church, he was a genealogical librarian in the Phoenix Capitol Ward. Survivors include his wife, Olive; three sons, Donald, Robert and Carey; two grandchildren; a sister, Edna Carpenter, and a brother, Wesley. Friends may call Sunday in Memoray Lawn Mortuary, 719 N. 27th Ave. Interment Resthaven Park, Glendale. The Arizona Republic Saturday, Oct. 4, 1980.

SIMMONS, Scott Allen

23 Feb 1956 - 27 Mar 1980
Glendale -- Scott Allen Simmons,24, who had served in the Navy and was a laborer, was found dead in his home March 27, 1980. Mr. Simmons came here in 1978 from San Fernando, CA. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Simmons; two sisters and four brothers. 3/29/1980.

SIMONS, Viola E.

9 July 1910 - 22 March 1980
Viola E. Simons, 69, who moved here 30 years ago from North Dakota, died March 22, 1980. Mrs. Simons was a member of the Roman Catholic faith. She is survived by her daughters, Marlys A. McBiles, Scottsdale, Gerri J. Rasor, Mt. Hood, OR, and Kay Loftin, Flagstaff; three sisters, Grace Bedard, Long Beach, CA, Stella Schiller and Lucille Erickson; three brothers, Joe Riopelle, Victor Riopelle, and Iver Riopelle; six grandchildren. Grimshaw Chapel, 710 W. Bethany. 3/25/1980.

SIMS, Ethel B.

19 Aug 1886 - 24 Mar 1980
Mesa -- Ethel B. Sims, 93, a retired motel owner, moved here 26 years ago from Iowa and died March 24, 1980, in Mesa Christian Nursing Home. Services were in Green Acres Mortuary, 401 N. Hayden, Scottsdale. 3/26/1980.

SIMS, Mabel

30 Aug 1903 - 29 Mar 1980
Mabel Sims, 76, who lived in Arizona 25 years, died March 29, 1980. Mrs. Sims moved here from Illinois and is survived by her husband, Willis W. Mass was at Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 4715 N. Central. 3/31/1980.

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