All obituaries are from The Arizona Republic unless otherwise noted.

LACEY, Marion Carol

Glendale -- Marion Carol Lacey, 57, a nine-year Arizona resident, died Nov. 17, 1982, at Good Samaritan Medical Center. She was born in Oakland, Calif., and moved to Phoenix from Africa. She is survived by her husband, John E.; daughters, Rachael J. Lacey and Carol R. Scharf; sons, John S. and Mark D.; mother, Jessie M. Chambers; and two brothers. Services were at Chapel of the Chimes. 11/20/1982.


Pat Lacy, 63, a retired employee with Jarrett's Hardware, died Dec. 3, 1982. Mr. Lacy was born in Harrison, Nebraska, and moved to Arizona in 1970. He was a farmer, carpenter, and hardware store owner in Nebraska. He was a member of King of Kings Lutheran Church Layman's League. Survived by his wife, Melba; daughters, JoAnn Bissey and Carol Wheeler; a sister; and five grandchildren. 12/5/1982.

LADMAN, Harry Laverne

Sun City -- Harry Laverne Ladman, 76, who was a high school principal and coach at Blencoe, Iowa, died Nov. 20, 1982, at Boswell Memorial Hospital. Mr. Ladman was born in Castana, Iowa, and moved to Sun City in 1974. He was a Mason and graduated from Iowa State University in 1932. He joined the Farmers Home Administration in 1936 as a county supervisor, retiring in 1968. After retiring he worked in real estate before moving to Sun City. He is survived by his wife, Amy; daughter, Jan Bancroft;son, Dr. Jerry Ladman; and six grandchildren. Memorial services were Friday at Lakeview United Methodist Church, 10298 Thunderbird Blvd. Arrangements were made by Lundberg's Golden Door Chapel. 11/23-24/1982.

LaFOLLETTE, John Forrest

John Forrest LaFollette, 74, who had been a pipe fitter for Honeywell in Kansas City, Missouri, for 25 years, died Monday, Oct. 25, 1982, in his Sun City residence. He was born in Knox County, Illinois, and moved to Sun City in 1978 from Prairie Village, Kansas. He was a member of the United Church of Sun City, the Saguaro Chapter of the F.A.R., and the Sun City Men's Golf Association. Survivors include his wife, Betty of Sun City, daughters, Darcy Gerhard of Colorado, Betsy Snyder of Kansas, Amy Edmondson of Glendale, AZ; brother, R. W. of Wisconsin; sisters, Mable Sims and Eva Butigen both of Illinois; 7 grandchildren. Menke Funeral Home, Sun City. Contributions may be sent to Sunshine Services. 10/27/1982.

LaFRANCE, Betty S.

Sun City -- Betty S. LaFrance, 60, a former Maryland schools art teacher, died Dec. 18, 1982, at Boswell Hospital. Mrs. LaFrance was born in Hinsdale, IL, and moved to Sun City West from Littleton, CO, in 1980. She was a graduate of the University of North Carolina and a mmebr of the Sun City West Weaver's Guild, Lapidary Club, Rockhounds Club, and golf and bowling clubs. She is survived by her husband, Jeremie; daughter, Geraldyne Bias; sons, Donald and Vincent; brother, Lois P. Stahl; and five grandchildren. Mon., Dec. 20, 1982.


Mesa -- Wilford Lakeberg, 77, of 918 W. Kiowa Ave., a retired carpenter, died January 2, 1982, in Mesa Christian Home. Mr. Lakeberg came to Mesa five years ago from Gary, Indiana. He was an Army veteran of World War I. Survivors include his sons, Donald and Warren; two sisters; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services at Meldrum Mortuary, 52 N. MacDonald. January 4, 1982.

La MARE, Clarence J.

Survived by 1 son, Jerry, of Mesa. 2 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Rosary Friday Chapel of the Roses, Larry J. Melcher Mortuary. Requiem Mass Saturday Christ the King Church. Burial Mesa Cemetery. Funeral announcement in the Arizona Republic, Friday, January 7, 1982.

LAMM, Alta Alice

Alta Alice Lamm, 88, who had worked for McKean's Laundry and Airesearch, died Sat., Oct. 9, 1982, in Phoenix. Mrs. Lamm was born in Roseburg, Oregon, and moved to Phoenix in 1919 from Los Angeles. She was a member of the Third Order of St. Francis. Survivors include her daughters, Virginia Ghio, Mary Deans and Marjorie Gleason; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mass was in St. Mary's Church, 231 N. 3rd St. The Phx Gazette 10/12/1982.

LANDEROS, Reynaldo Bustomante

Reynaldo Bustomante Landeros, 69, a retired truck driver, died Dec. 18, 1982, in Wickenburg. Mr. Landeros, of 1429 W. Thunderbird, was born in Tucson. Survived by eight daughters and four sons. Services were at Sunwest Funeral Home, 15399 Grand Ave., El Mirage. 12/21/1982.

LANDY, Sarah 11/1982.

LANE, Charles

Services for Charles Lane, 58, who had been district sales manager for the Kenna Metal Co. in his native Brownsville, Pennsylvania, will be today in Shadow Mountain Mortuary, 2350 E. Greenway. Mr. Lane, 18014 N. Charleston, died January 5, 1982, in Scottsdale Memorial Hospital. He was a World War II Army Air Force veteran and a member of the Masons in Brownsville. He moved to Phoenix in 1977 and is survived by wife, Claire; daughters, Claire FUGIT, Nancy CHAPMAN and Deborah MILLER; five grandchildren; a brother, Warren, and two sisters, Charlotte TENTLER and Alice STALV. Masonic graveside services at Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Published in the Arizona Republic, Friday, January 8, 1982.

LaPEE, Homer A.

LAPETINA, Natalina

(funeral announcement only) wife of the late Donato G. LAPETINA. Survived by niece and nephew, both of Albuquerque, N. M. Holy Cross Cemetery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 12/1/1982.

LARSON, Elfreda Charlotte

Elfreda Charlotte Larson, 83, of 8509 N. 33rd Dr., died Dec. 25, 1982, at a Valley hospital. Mrs. Larson was born in Manistee, Michigan, and moved to Phoenix from Hobart, Indiana, 32 years ago. She is survived by daughters, Charlotte Seed and Dolores Luderback; son, Fred Zierk; two sisters; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Resthaven Park Cemetery, 6200 W. Northern. Hansen Mortuary. 12/27/1982.

LARSON, Philip J.

Mesa -- Services for Philip J. Larson, 86, a retired salesman for Mancy Brothers Feed Co. in Minneappolis, were at Chapel of Prayer Funeral Home. Mr. Larson died Nov. 22, 1982, at Mesa Lutheran Hospital. He served in the Army during World War I, was a Mason and moved to Mesa in 1963. Survived by wife, Lorna; a sister, Sadie Larson; and two brothers, Edgar and Wallace. Interment St. Paul, Minnesota. Suggested memorial to Velda Rose Methodist Church. 11/23/1982.


Sun City -- Olga Laskowski, 90, died Nov. 19, 1982, at Boswell Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Laskowski, a homemaker, was born in Cleveland, moved here in 1970. She was a member of St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church and the church women's guild. Survivors include two sons, Gene and Edward; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Menke Funeral Home. Interment Sunland Memorial Park. 11/20/1982.

LATTERELL, Deborah Lynn

Deborah Lynn Latterell, 26, died Wed., 20, 1982, in a Valley hospital. Mass for Mrs. Latterell, was said in Queen of Peace Church, 36 W. 1st St. She was born in Effingham, Illinois, and was brought to Arizona 25 years ago. Survivors include her husband, Randy; daughter, Melissa Guzman; parents, Dolores and Donald Nacke; two sisters, Darlene Lopinski and Denise Nacke; and three brothers, Daniel, Duane, Donald Nacke, all of Mesa. Queen of Heaven Cemetery. The Phoenix Gazette 10/22/1982.

LAU, Florence E.

Interment East Resthaven. 11/1982.


LAUTZ, Robert J., Sr.

27 Feb 1913 - 14 Dec 1982
Robert J. Lautz, Sr., 69, retired Toledo, Ohio, police Sergeant, died Tues., Dec. 14, 1982, in his home. Mr. Lautz was born in Toledo, OH, and moved to Phoenix in 1966. Survived by his four children, Sue Miller, Judith DePeiris, Robert Lautzenheiser, Jr., James Lautz; brothers, Harold C. Alutzenheiser, Jr. Russell Lautzenheiser; 19 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. 12/17/1982.

LAVENDER, Daniel, Sr.

Whiteriver -- Services for Daniel Lavender, Sr., a welder and heavy equipment operator for Pinetop Logging Co., will be Monday at Whiteriver Lutheran Church. Mr. Lavender died Dec. 29, 1981, in the Public Health Service Indian Hospital. He was born in Carrizo and lived his life in Whiteriver. Survivors include his wife, Gladys; sons, Hank, Daniel, Jr., Alvin, Alfonso, Elvis, Nathaniel and Ricky; daughters, Jackie; Maryann Contau; Deanne; Dianna Makoe (Malone) or ?; Shirlene Colelay; Sonja and Jennifer; stepsons Roland and Reagan Armstrong; step-daughter, Roselind Garcia' 55 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Jackson Mortuary in Show Low handled the arrangements. Published in the Arizona Republic Friday, January 1, 1982.

LaWARE, Margaret

Margaret LaWare, 85, moved to Phoenix 21 years ago from her native New York and died Nov. 15, 1982, in Casa Marie Nursing Home. Mrs. LaWare was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Survivors include her daughters, Margaret Campbell and Katherine Romo; sons, John and Harold; a brother, 18 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Scripture service at Green Acres Mortuary, 5830 W. Missouri. Mass was at the church at 3120 N. 51st Ave. 11/17/1982.

LAWHON, Lillian M.

Lillian M. Lawhon, 86, a homemaker, was born in Chicago and moved to Phoenix eight years ago. She was a 50-year member of Eastern Star and a charter member of the Carl Hayden Senior Citizens Club. daughter, Patricia Becker; three sisters; two brothers; three grandchildren. 10/25/1982.

LAWHON, Marion Petra

Marion Petra Lawhon, 68, a registered nurse at St. Luke's Hospital for many years, died Tues., Oct. 19, 1982, in Salinas, California. She was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and came to Arizona 25 years ago. Member of D.E.S. and Trinity Cathedral and was active in the Republic Party. Son, Geoffrey, and two sisters survive. 10/23/1982. Funeral announcement says "Sister of Geoffrey L. Lawhon."

LAWLOR, Luke Francis

Luke Francis Lawlor, 77, who managed several restaurants until he retired in 1963, died Nov. 21, 1982, at Veterans Administration Medical Center. He was born in Waterbury, Conn., and moved to Phoenix from Claremont, N.H. in 1955. He served in the Army during World War II. Survived by wife, Ethel; daughters, Carol Fowler, Mary Ellen Ford, Sarah Snyder; sons, Chris and John; and nine grandchildren. Memorial Mass was at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 11001 N. 40th St. Shadow Mountain Mortuary. Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery. 11/23/1982.

LAWRENCE, Charles C.

Glendale -- Charles C. Lawrence, 92, of 7138 N. 45th Ave., who owned the Lawrence Grocery Store at Third Street and Clarendon until he retired in 1950, died Nov. 18, 1982, at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was born in Cincinnati and moved to the Valley 36 years ago. He was a Mason. Survivors include his wife, Myrtle; daughter, Lelah N. Duvall; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Memory Lawn Mausoleum. 11/20/1982.

LAWRENCE, Kennedy R.

Mesa -- Kennedy R. Lawrence, 85, was born in Woodville, Michigan, and died in Mesa Nov. 25, 1982. He moved to Arizona in 1956. He was a retired deputy superintendent of police in Detroit, a member of the First Methodist Church of Mesa, the Retired Policemen's Association and El Zaribah Shrine Temple. Survived by wife, Irene; sons, Sherman Lambly and Ray Weiss; and daughter, Sally Seriani. The AZ Republic Sat., Nov. 27, 1982. This obituary also published as "KENNEDY, Lawrence R."

LAWSON, Joel Nelson, Sr.

Memorial services for Joel Nelson Lawson, 50, who worked as a welder for Magma Copper Co. in San Manuel, were in Mercer Mortuary Chapel, 1511 E. Thomas. Mr. Lawson died Jan. 27, 1982, in his San Manuel home. He came to Arizona 13 years ago from his native Kansas. He was a Marine Corps veteran of Korea and a member of the Elks and Moose in San Manuel. Surviving are sons, Joel, Jr., and Raymond, Phoenix; grandsons, Todd Lawson and Raymond, Vestal, Illinois; granddaughter, Tobie Lawson; and a brother, Paul, Kansas City. The AZ Republic Feb. 4, 1982.

LAXTON, Geraldine Mafalda

Sun City -- Geraldine Mafalda Laxton, 79, a retired credit manager, died Dec. 17, 1982, at Boswell Hospital. Mrs. Laxton was a Hastings, MI, native and moved to Sun City from Detroit in 1970. She was a member of Faith United Presbyterian Church, Order of Eastern Star, Oriental Shrine Sphinx Court No.65 and the State Federation of Garden Clubs in Michigan. She was past president of Qadash Temple Daughters of the Nile No. 35, I.O.S. Sun Unit and the Society of Engineers Wives in Detroit. She is survived by her husband, Amon. Services were in Michigan. 12/20/1982.

LAYVA, Paulita

Safford -- Rosary for Paulita C. Layva, 83, who died Dec. 27, 1982, at Mountain View Nursing Center, will be Thursday at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. Mass will be Friday at the church. Mrs. Layva was born in Pima and was a lifelong resident of Gila Valley. She was a member of Beneficio Propio. She is survived by her daughters, Consuelo Villaverde, Mary Ogas, Roberta Urquidez and Grace Gonzales; sons, Joe Romero and Edward; 35 grandchildren, 65 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Caldwell Funeral Home made arrangements. The Arizona Republic Wednesday, December 29, 1982.

LEACH, Stephen W.

Services for Stephen W. Leach, 62, were held at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, 401 N. Hayden, Scottsdale. Mr. Leach died Nov. 26, 1982, at Scottsdale Memorial Hospital. He was born in Dunham, Missouri, and lived in Auburn, Washington, where he was a custodian for the Auburn Public Schools. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; daughter, Bernice; son, Lester; mother, Jacie Leach; and two sisters. Published Monday, 11/29/1982.

LEAHY, Anna L.

Anna L. Leahy, 91, an Arizona resident for 12 years, died Dec. 21, 1982, at Glendale Samaritan Hospital. Mrs. Leahy was born in Rochester, New York, and moved to Arizona from Ohio. She is survived by daughters, Rita Breon and Mary Van Pelt. Mass was in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 5614 W. Orangewood, Glendale. Chapel of the Chimes made arrangements. 12/23/1982.

LEE, Florence V.

21 June 1896 - January 1982
Florence V. Lee, 86, of Phoenix, came to Arizona 11 years ago from her native Waterbury, Connecticut. Survivors include children, Mary Furtwangler, Lois and George; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Rosary at Sunnyside Mortuary, 614 E. Townley. Services at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 8620 N. 7th St. Feb. 1, 1982.

LEE, Paul F., Sr.

Tempe -- Paul F. Lee, Sr., 79, a retired foreman with Sears Roebuck Co., died Dec. 27, 1982, at Hayden Manor. Mr. Lee, of 2114 Los Feliz Dr., was born in Indianapolis and moved to Sun City from California 18 years ago. He moved to Tempe in 1973. He was a member of the United Church of Sun City, Glendale Moose Lodge and the American Legion. He is survived by his daughteres, Geraldine Arcolio and Virginia Bridgewater; sons, Paul, Jr., and Robert; two brothers; eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Graveside services were at Sunland Memorial Park. Lundberg's Golden Door Chapel made arrangements. 12/29/1982.

LEE, Vera M.

Vera M. Lee, 69, was born in Williams. Husband, Richard; son, William J. RICHARDSON; sisters, Pearl GRAHAM and Alta A. MOODY. 12/8/1982.

LEHRER, Sophie

6 Jun 1907 - 7 Dec 1982
Sophie Lehrer, 75, a Valley resident for six years, died Dec. 7, 1982, at her Phoenix home. Mrs. Lehrer was a native of New Jersey, a life member of Hadassah and a member of the Jewish Community Center. She is survived by her daughter, Harriet Snyder; son, Robert; a brother; and five grandchildren. Sinai Mortuary. 12/19/1982.

LEI, Stephen Victor

Stephen Victor Lei, 79, who had been a real estate broker in Phoenix since 1956, died Jan. 30, 1982. He was born in China and was a 1931 graduate of New York University. He is survived by his wife, Genevieve "Bunny"; children, Estelle, Thomas, Stephen, Richard and Alan; five grandchildren; and a sister. Memory Lawn Mortuary. Mass in St. Gregory's Catholic Church, 3426 N. 18th Ave. Feb. 2, 1982.


Glendale -- Elsa L. Lemmon, 79, died Nov. 20, 1982, at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix. She was born in Bentonville, Arkansas, and moved to Arizona 30 years ago from there. She was a housewife. Chapel of the Chimes handled private services. 11/25/1982.

LEMONS, Minnie C.

Services for Minne C. Lemons, 65, a homemaker and native Arizonan, were at the Neighborhood Congregational Church, 717 E. Southern. Mrs. Lemons died Tuesday, 26, 1982. She attended Phoenix College and Arizona State University. She was past president of the Jr. Women's Club, Roosevelt Sr. Women's Club, the Arizona Association of Parliamentarians and the Women's Gold Association of Arizona. Survivors include her husband, Virgil; daughters, Susan Lemons and Beverly Swaim; son, Lawrence; her mother, Minnie Redd; two sisters; a brother; and four grandchildren. The Phoenix Gazette 10/28-29/1982.

LENIHAN, William H.

Services for William H. Lenihan, 83, who had worked for Five Points Ice Co. and DeNinno Ice Co. before retiring at age 75, were in Camelback Sunset Chapel, 301 W. Camelback. Mr. Lenihan died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1982. He was born in Perry, Iowa, and moved to Phoenix from Indianapolis 46 years ago. He was a veteran of World War II and was a member of the Luke Greenway American Legion Post No. 1. Survivors include two daughters, Hollis Allen and Leona Hargraves; a sister; seven grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. The Phoenix Gazette 10/28/1982.

LENSING, Arthur G.

Arthur G. Lensing, 85, who had been a caretaker for Benedictine Convent in Tucson, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 1982. Mr. Lensing lived in the residential facilities at Sacred Heart Home Chapel. He was born in Festina, Iowa, and moved to Tucson in 1953. He moved to Phoenix in 1968, returned to Tucson and then moved back to Phoenix in 1977. Survivors include three brothers. Mass was in Sacred Heart Home Chapel, 1110 N. 16th St. The Phx Gazette 10/5/1982.

LENZ, Adeline

Adeline Lenz, 65, a registered nurse, died Dec. 1, 1982, at Veterans Administration Medical Center. Miss Lenz was born in North Dakota and moved to Arizona 22 years ago. She retired from the Army as a major. She is survived by her brothers, Gordon and Elmer. Graveside services were Friday at Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 23029 N. Cave Creek Road. Arrangements made by Chapel of the Chimes. The Arizona Republic Thursday, December 2, 1982, p. E6.

LEONARD, Marguerette

Marguerette Leonard, 66, a bookkeeper for a Phoenix restaurant, died Dec. 8, 1982. Mrs. Leonard was a lifelong Phoenix resident. Survived by her husband, Frank; daughter, Joan Treguboff; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Graveside services at Resthaven Park Cemetery, 6290 W. Northern. 12/10/1982.

LEPPERT, Lorenda

Announcement Only. For information call Arizona Burial/Cremation/Transportation Service. 10/20/1982.

LeROUX, Andre H.

Announcement only. For information call Grimshaw Bethany Chapel, 710 W. Bethany Home Rd. 10/22/1982.

LETHEM, Lori Ann

Lori Ann Lethem, 20, a duplicating operator for the Greyhound Co., died Dec., 19, 1982, at Yavapai Community Hospital, Prescott. Miss Lethem was born in Phoenix and was a graduate of Apollo High School. She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Bedford; father, Charles Lethem; grandparents, great-grandparents; a brother; a sister; and a stepbrother. Services were in the Chapel of the Chimes, Glendale. 12/22/1982.

LEUBECK (also LUBECK), Andrew, Sr.

Andrew Leubeck, Sr., 70, a retired employee with the Detroit Board of Education, died Friday, Oct. 15, 1982. He was born in Hibernia, N.J., and moved to Phoenix from Dearborn, Michigan, in 1974. Survivors include his wife, Anna; four daughters, Sister Mary Samuel, Patricia Mardeusz, Joann and Rachell Leubeck; five sons, Richard, Robert, Steven, Andrew, Jr., and Ronald; three sisters; a brother; and 12 grandchildren. Mass was in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 11001 N. 40th St. The Phoenix Gazette 10/18/1982.

LEWALLEN, Grace Mildred

Grace Lewallen, 81, of 502 N. 51st St., who was born in Cord, Arkansas, and came to Arizona 51 years ago, died December 30, 1981, in Good Samaritan Hospital. Survivors include her sons, Worley, Thomas and Henry; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Graveside services at Memory Lawn Mortuary, 719 N. 27th Ave. 1/4/1982


Helen R. Lewenthal, 74, a retired bookkeeper with Valley Sheet Metal Co., died Dec. 18, 1982, at her residence. Mrs. Lewenthal, of 601 E. South Mountain Ave., was born in Chicago and moved to Phoenix in 1930. She worked for many years at O'Connell Brothers, a former Phoenix auto service company. She is survived by her stepson, Ernest A.; three sisters and a brother. Published in The Arizona Republic December 19, 1982, p. F17.

LEWIS, Martha N.

(funeral announcement only). St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Paradise Chapel. 12/1/1982.

LIBO, Rudolph

Rudolph Libo, 87, a native of Austria, died Nov. 22, 1982, in Veterans Administration Medical Center. Mr. Libo had been a civil engineer and moved to Phoenix 20 years ago from Kansas. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the German-American Club. He served with the Seabees in World War II. Survivors include his wife, Alice; daughters, Marlene Cole, Phoenix, and Donna Griffin, Denver; nine grandchildren and fie great-grandchildren. Grimshaw Bethany Chapel arranged private services. Published in The Arizona Republic Wednesday, November 24, 1982.

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