All obituaries are from The Arizona Republic unless otherwise noted.

RAGER, Daisy E.

21 August 1911 - 19 December 1982
Daisy E. Rager, 71, of 4215 E. Piccadilly, died Dec. 19, 1982, at her residence. She was born in Burton, Ohio, and moved to Arizona from Michigan nine years ago. She is survived by brothers, Alonzo and Sherman Davis. Services were at Green Acres Mortuary, 401 N. Hayden. Scottsdale. 12/21/1982.


29 Sep 1892 - 2 Dec 1982
Emilia Ragozzino, 90, wife of the late Jerry Ragozzino, died Dec. 2, 1982, at her residence. Mrs. Ragozzino was born in Italy and moved to Phoenix from New York in 1946. She is survived by her brother, Anthony Araby of Carmel, CA; and several nieces and nephews in California and Massachusetts. Mass was at St. Mark's Church on N. 30th St. 12/4/1982.


Services were held today for Ruth A. Rainbow, 74, a native of Ohio and former Mesa resident. Mrs. Rainbow died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 1982, in Houston, Texas. Survivors include her husband, Paul; two daughters, Jane Price and Nancy Ramlow; a son, John Ehrke; a stepdaughter, Linda Gregg; two stepsons, John R. and Robert R.; two sisters; 12 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. The Phoenix Gazette Saturday, Oct. 9, 1982.

RAINES, Lenore.

For information, call Arizona Burial/Cremation /Transportation Services, 334 W. Monroe. Monday, October 25, 1982.

RAISCH, Albert G., 85

Services for Albert G. Raisch, 85, a farmer and a 24-year resident of Mesa, were Sunday in St. Lukes Lutheran Church, 807 N. Stapley Drive. Raisch, who was born in Ackley, Iowa, and moved to Arizona in 1958, died Thursday in a Valley hospital. Survivors include his wife, Lydia; a daughter, Virginia Rabenhorst, Gaithersburg, Maryland; a sister, Minnie Roth, Bay City, Michigan; and three grandchildren. Interment Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Scottsdale. Arrangements by Green Acres Mortuary, Scottsdale. Published in The Phoenix Gazette Saturday, October 23, 1982.


Camp Verde -- Gladys Ralston, 51, a lifelong Arizona resident, died Nov. 24, 1982, at her home. She lived in Camp Verde 22 years and was a member of the Side Saddeletta and the Verde Valley Fair and Recreational Association. She is survived by her husband, Ted; daughter, Rita Courtman; son, Rick; three sisters; a brother and five grandchildren. Services were at the First Southern Baptist Church in Camp Verde. Westcott Funeral Home. 11/27/1982.


24 Apr 1901 - 23 Oct 1982
Fidel Ramirez, 81, who had been a farm laborer, died Sat., Oct. 23, 1982, in his home. He was born in Durango, Mexico, and moved to Phoenix 35 years ago from Texas. Survivors include his wife, Mary; four daughters, Jovita Molinar, Jessie Vasquez, Nena Lopez and Lily Armandariz; two sons, Tom Ramirez and Manuel Tona; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. 10/27/1982.


Guadalupe - Jesus Ramirez, 72, a lifelong Arizona resident, died Dec. 28, 1982, at Maricopa Medical Center. Mr. Ramirez, of Guadalupe, was born in Tucson and was a farm laborer. He is survived by his wife, Antonia; daughters, Florencia Anguia, Rosa Sotelo and Juana Lopez; sons, Lupe, Jose, Patricio and Gilbert; a sister, a brother, 25 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Rosary and mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 5445 San Angelo. Tempe Mortuary made arrangements. 12/30/1982.


Mass for Juan F. Ramirez, 64, who had been in the business of installing floor coverings for 25 years, was in St. Agnes Catholic Church. Ramirez died Saturday, Oct. 2, 1982, in Show Low. A native of Arizona, he was born in Superior. Survivors include his wife, Hortencia; two daughters, Carmen Brown and Martha Speese; four sons, John, Carlos, Edward and Raymond; three sisters; 18 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. The Phoenix Gazette, 10/4/1982.

RAMM, Fredrick C., Jr.

25 Jun 1909 - 16 Oct 1982
Fredrick C. Ramm, Jr., 73, an insurance adjustor for Home Insurance Co. for 47 years, died Sat., Oct. 16, 1982, in his home. He moved to Sun City seven years ago from his native New Jersey. He was a member of All Saints of the Desert Episcopal Church of Sun City. In Hasbrouck Heights, N.J., he was a member of the Town Council, Corona Lodge No. 261 F&AM, the Sun City Square Club, and the El Zaribah Shrine 4. He was awarded the DeMolay Cross of Honor in 1982 for his work with boys in Glendale. Survivors include his wife, Emily "Dixie"; daughter, Jean; sons, Fredrick and Edward; a sister; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 10/18/1982.


78, was born in Claremore, Oklahoma, and moved to Arizona in April from Eugene, Oregon. Wife, Pansy M.; daughter, Chloe HOWARD; sons, John RAMSELER, Douglas and Jean LARKINS; four sisters. 12/8/1982.


Apache Junction -- Ada D. Ranger, 76, a retired nurse with Pinal General Hospital, died Dec. 24, 1982, at Mesa Hospital Medical Center. Mrs. Ranger was born in Cass County, Michigan, and moved to Arizona from Fort Wayne, Indiana, 10 years ago. Daughters, Marilynn Ronk; Corrine McGee and Marcelle Nix; sons, Chester and William; a sister; 19 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Services at Gibbons-Bunker Desert View Chapel. 12/27/1982.

RANKIN, Cecil Dale

Cecil Dale Rankin, 51, who had been a maintenance supervisor with the Carnation Co., died Dec. 29, 1981, in Maryvale Samaritan Hospital. Mr. Rankin, 2021 N. 37th Drive, came to Phoenix in 1937 from his native Oklahoma. Survivors include his wife, Joyce; children, Deborah Shiline, Barry and Gary; three grandchildren; a sister and three brothers. Graveside services were in Greenwood Memorial Park, 2300 W. Van Buren. Visitation in A. L. Moore & Sons Mortuary, 333 W. Adams. Published in The Arizona Republic Friday, January 1, 1982.


Ida B. Rankin, 93, a northwest Phoenix resident since 1939, died Dec. 21, 1982, in St. Joseph's Hospital. Mrs. Rankin was born in Archer City, Texas, and moved to Phoenix from Santa Ana, California. She is survived by her daughter, Margaret Gross (spelled "Cross" in funeral announcement); sons, Jack and Lester; two sisters; a brother, nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services were in Paradise Chapel Funeral Home, 3934 E. Indian School. 12/22/1982.

RANNOW, Helen, 92.


Safford -- Nell Rapier, 87, a Safford native, who lived in Duncan and was a housewife, died Nov. 19, 1982. Survived by daughter, Blanche Childress; son, Harold; a sister, a brother, and 18 grandchildren. Services were at Safford Funeral Home. 11/22/1982.

RASCON, Francisco Garcia

Francisco Garcia Rascon, 50, of Tacoma, Washington, former Phoenix resident, died in Crescent City, California. He was born in Lordsburg, N. M., and lived in Phoenix 22 years. Daughter, Lisa; mother, Isabel; a sister and two brothers. 12/8/1982.


Scottsdale -- Ruth S. Raskin, 82, died Dec. 26, 1982, at her residence on East Camelback Rd. She was born in Sioux City, Iowa, and moved to Scottsdale from Yankton, South Dakota, five years ago. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star. She is survived by her husband, Harry; daughter, Barbara Hollowick; a sister and a brother and three grandchildren. Graveside services were at Green Acres Memorial Park, 401 N. Hayden. Sinai Mortuary made arrangements. 12/28/1982.

RAST, Curt

Curt Rast, 58, an office manager with Fruehauf Corp. died Dec. 26, 1982, at Good Samaritan Hospital. Mr. Rast, of Phoenix, was born in Quito, Tennessee, and moved to Phoenix from Akron, Ohio, in 1959. He served in the Army in World War II. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Bernie Rast. Services were at Paradise Chapel Funeral Home, 3934 E. Indian School. 12/28/1982.


Cleo A. Ratliff, 81, of Tempe, a retired clerk for the federal government, died Nov. 24, 1982, in Los Flores Nursing Center, Mesa. She was born in Columbus, Ohio, and moved here five years ago. She is survived by a son, Douglas Harden; a sister; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Carr Memorial Chapel, 26 E. Fifth St. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Mesa. 11/27/1982.

RAUCH, Nancy Maxine

Nancy Maxine Rauch, 60, who came to the Valley 34 years ago from Iowa and retired after 44 years as a secretary for Valley National Bank, died January 5, 1982. She was born in Missouri and graduated from Capitol City Commerical College in Des Moines. Survived by her daughters, Sharon Tremoulis, Phoenix; Karen Reiman, Glendale; sisters, Olive Marshall, Phoenix; Marion Verbiski, Brockton, Massachusetts; brother, Charles Wells, Kona, Hawaii, 5 grandchildren. Memorial Services Grimshaw Bethany Chapel, 710 W. Bethany Home. Interment Greenwood Memorial Park. 1/6-8/1982

RAYBURN, Howard E.

Howard E. Rayburn, 64, who worked as an administrative courier for Childress Buick for 32 years, died Nov. 25, 1982. He was a past president of the Arizona Owners and Drivers Association and a member of the United States Auto Club and the Arizona Racing Association. He was born in El Centro, California, and brought to Arizona 62 years ago. Survived by his wife, Pearl; sons, Howard T. and Harold D.; mother, Fonzy Rayburn; two brothers; and five grandchildren. A.L. Moore & Sons Mortuary. 11/27/1982.

RAYMOND, Beatrice

Mass for Beatrice Raymond, 54, who had been a supervisor for an envelope manufacturing company, was in Maryvale Chapel & Mortuary, 6901 W. Indian School. Mrs. Raymond moved to Phoenix in 1971 from Florida and died Dec. 30, 1981, in Maryvale Samaritan Hospital. She was born in Massachusetts. Surviving are children, Susan McCormick, Chris and Pat Carvealle, and four grandchildren. Graveside services were in Holy Cross Cemetery, 99th Avenue and Thomas. Published in The Arizona Republic Friday, January 1, 1982.

RAYMOND, Delphine

Mass for Delphine Raymond, 89, who died January 5, 1982, in John C. Lincoln Hospital, will be in Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 8620 N. Seventh St. Mrs. Raymond, 10401 N. Cave Creek Road, moved here in 1971 from her native North Dakota. She is survived by her husband, Philip; daughter, Lorraine STROHL; a brother, five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Hansen Mortuary made arrangements. Published in the Arizona Republic, Friday, January 8, 1982, p. E3.


Mass for Philip Raymond, 88, of 10401 N. Cave Creek Rd., a self-employed painter-decorator, who died in John C. Lincoln Hospital, was at Most Holy Trinity Church. Mr. Raymond was born in Oakwood, N.D., and came to Phoenix 15 years ago. Survivors include his daughter, Lorraine Strohl; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. The AZ Republic Sunday, Feb. 7, 1982.

RAYNER, Jack Marvin, Sr.

Jack Marvin Rayner, 66, owner of Jack Rayner & Son Tripel R Farms of Litchfield Park and Blythe, CA, died Wed., Oct. 13, 1982, in Avondale. He was a member of Elks Lodge No. 1961, the Farm Bureau and Calcot Cotton. Survivors include his wife, Dale; son, Jack, Jr.; four sisters; a brother; and two grandsons. Services were in Memory Lawn Mausoleum, 719 N. 27th Ave. 10/15/1982.

RAZZANO, Mario Michael

Mario MIchael Razzano, 62, a Naples, Italy native, came to Phoenix nine years ago from Warren, Ohio. He was a retired steel mill crane operator and died Nov. 21, 1982, at John C. Lincoln Hospital. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 75, VFW Post No. 9400, Disabled American Veterans, Fraternal Order of Police, and Moose Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Violet; daughters, Dorothy Davis of Lordstown, Ohio, and Barbara Balentine and Phyllis Coxson, both of Champion, Ohio; sons, Joseph of Phoenix and Mario of Tucson; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Hansen Mortuary. Services and interment in Warren, Ohio. 11/22/1982.

READY, Irene Helena

25 Jan 1906 - 7 Oct 1982
Irene Helena Ready, 78, a homemaker and a clerk for a railroad for several years, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 1982. She was born in St. Joseph, Missouri, and came to Arizona 13 years ago from California. She was a member of the United Church of Sun City. She is survived by her nephew, Merlin Weber, Jr. Services were in Lundberg Mortuary. 10/9/1982.

REAMS, Carolyn Spencer

Carolyn Spencer Reams, 68, of Safford, was born in Olney, Illinois, and moved to Arizona in 1941. Husband, Harlow; sons, Charles and Thomas. 12/8/1982.


Olive Rechel, 69, died Nov. 19, 1982 at Humana Hospital. She was born in Pennsylvania and came to Phoenix 37 years ago. She was a member of the Memorial United Presbyterian Church and was affiliated with the Arizona Training Program for Retarded Children. A sister, Edith Steed of Massiu, Ohio; and two brothers, William Hall of Phoenix and Richard Hall of Beaver, PA survive. Interment Greenwood Memorial Park. 11/22/1982.

REDIGER, Kenneth B.

30 Dec 1900 - 11 Oct 1982
Services for Kenneth B. Rediger, 82, who had worked in road construction, were in Cannon Funeral Home, 310 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. Rediger, 1613 S. 112th Drive, died Monday, Oct. 11, 1982, in a Valley hospital. He was born in Meadows, Illinois, and moved to Arizona 26 years ago from Billings, Montana. Survivors include his wife, Madge; two sons, Melvin and Albert; two daughters, Idonna Jordon and Margaret Walker; two sisters; and 12 grandchildren. The Phoenix Gazette 10/13/1982.

REDMAN, Harriet C.

Harriet C. Redman, 90, was born in Boone, Iowa, and died Dec. 17, 1982, at the Beatitudes Care Center. She moved to Phoenix in 1946. She is survived by her daughter, Jean Sawyer; one sister, one brother; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A. L. Moore & Sons made arrangements. Services were conducted by Rev. Dan J. Gerrard. A memorial to the Cancer Society, Maricopa County Unit, is preferred. 12/21/1982.


Ray A. Rednour, 76, a retired water service foreman with the Missouri Pacific Railroad, died Sat., Oct. 16, 1982, in a Valley hosital. He moved to Chandler 14 years ago from his native Illinois. Wife, Marie; daughter, Sonia Silvania; sons, Roy and Kent; four sisters; two brothers; six grandchildren. 10/18/1982.

REED, Robert VanDine, Jr.

Robert VanDine Reed, Jr., 51, was born in New York and moved to Arizona in 1961 from Florida. Korean War veteran. Wife, Judith; daughter, Tara; sons, Richard and Brian; a sister, Shirley Reed of New York. 12/7/1982.

REESE, Merlin O.

Mesa -- Merlin O. Reese, 80, a former pharmacist who owned and operated drugstores in South Dakota and Iowa, died Dec. 28, 1982, in Mesa Lutheran Hospital. Mr. Reese, of 1244 N. Gaylord Circle, was born in Zearing, Iowa, and moved to Arizona 17 years ago from South Dakota. He was a Mason and a veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife, Bess; sons, Charles and Donald; two sisters, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Memorial services at Henderson Funeral Home, 3529 E. University. Published in the Arizona Republic Friday, December 31, 1982, page B8.

REICHLEY, Thomas Leroy

2 May 1911 - 15 Oct 1982
Thomas Leroy Reichley, 72, a retired truck driver with the Arizona State Hospital, died Fri., Oct. 15, 1982, in a Valley hospital. He was born in Sunbury, PA, and moved to Arizona from Chicago 16 years ago. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9400 and the Lutheran Church. Wife, Kathryn; daughters, Cheryl Brassfield, Betty Cannon, Jane Puente; three sons, John, Barry, David; three sisters; and 14 grandchildren. 10/18/1982.

REIF, Lavergne

22 August 1902 - 6 Oct 1982
Lavergne Reif, 80, a retired statistical typist who was born in Illinois and moved to Arizona 17 years ago from Oak Park, Illinois, died Wed., Oct. 6, 1982, in California. Survivors include her daughter, Marjorie L. Steeley; a son, Robert M.; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren 10/9/1982.


Mass for Carl Reinert, 82, a former machinist, was at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 8620 N. 7th St. Mr. Reinert, of 1725 W. Sahuaro Dr., died Feb. 1, 1982, at John C. Lincoln Hospital. He was born in Akron, Ohio, and moved to Phoenix 10 years ago from there. He is survived by a sister and a nephew. Hansen Mortuary made arrangements. The Arizona Republic Feb 4, 1982.


Lillian Reinhardt, 91, who lived here 23 years, died Jan. 31, 1982. Mrs. Reinhardt was a member of the Phoenix Harmony Club and was a native of Knoxville, Tennessee. Survived by children, Mrs. Charles Gibson, Mrs. George Theurkauf, and E. W. "Bill" Palmer, Buena Vista, California; 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. A.L. Moore & Sons Mortuary. Interment Golden Gate Cemetery, San Francisco, California. Feb. 2, 1982.


Frank A. Reinprecht was born in Yugoslavia and came to Phoenix 35 years ago. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth; children, Patricia Adams, Ruth Breuer (Breyer) and Francis Reinprecht; two sisters, Sophie Maletich and Ann Squire; and five grandchildren. Mass at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 24th St. and Campbell. Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home. Interment St. Francis Cemetery. Feb. 6, 1982.

REIS (also RIES), Wanda Marie

Wanda Marie Reis, 72, 5911 E. Apache Trail, died Nov. 15, 1982. She was born at Lacona, Iowa, and moved to Mesa 10 years ago from Hamburg, Iowa. Survivors include her sons, Marion and Robert; mother, Estella Ruble; a sister and two grandchildren. Larry C. Melcher Mortuary. Burial in Indianola, Iowa. 11/17/1982.

REKOS, Edward, "Eddie", Jr.

Prescott -- Edward Rekos, Jr., 49, who had been a chef, died Sun., Oct. 17, 1982, in Prescott. He was born in Safford. Survivors include his parents, Edward and Margaret Rekos, Sr.; and two sisters, Jeri Longenbaugh, Cedar Crest, NM, and Barbara Beard, Bell Gardens, CA. Services were in Arizona Veterans Cemetery, Phoenix. Friday, Oct. 22, 1982.

RENEER, Helen Payne

Tucson -- Helen Payne Reneer, 75, an Arizona resident for 70 years, died Dec. 1, 1982, at Desert Samaritan Hospital. Mrs. Reneer was born in Colonia Dublan, Chihuahua, Mexico and was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She is survived by her husband, Leamon; daughters, Sharon P. Shields, Phyllis Cardon and Ruth Tippepts; son, Douglas; five sisters, two brothers and 16 grandchildren. Services will be Saturday in the Tucson 2nd Ward of the church. Sunnyside Mortuary made the arrangements. Interment Thatcher Cemetery. Published in The Arizona Republic Friday, December 3, 1982.

RENO, Cora

Apache Junction -- Cora Lee Reno, 82, of 10712 E. Apache Trail, died Dec. 25, 1982, at Mesa Lutheran Hospital. Mrs. Reno was born in Davers, Texas, and moved to Apache Junction from Colorado 14 years ago. She was a member of Velda Rose Methodist Church. She is survived by her daughter, Rosella "June" Lackey; son, Harold; two brothers; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Melcher's Mission Chapel, 6625 E. Apache Trail. Published in The Arizona Republic December 39, 1982.

RESSLER, Theodore

24 May 1893 - 19 December 1982
Theodore Ressler, 90, a retired water plant engineer from Bismarck, North Dakota, died Dec. 19, 1982. He was born in Mandan, N. D., and moved to Sun City in 1963. He was a member of the Holy Name Society and Disabled American Veterans. He served in the Army in World War I. Wife, Mathilda; daughters, Dorothy Ferk, Eleanor Zrout, JoAnn Minervini and Corinne Hoy; sons, Clarence and Edgar. 12/21/1982. Obituary also printed as KESSLER, Theodore

REYMAN, George

George Reyman, 65, a retired laboratory technician with Sperry Corp., died Dec. 17, 1982, at Glendale Samaritan Hospital. Mr. Reyman, of Phoenix, was born in New York City and moved to Arizona 25 years ago. He was a deacon at Sa. Simon and Jude Cathedral and was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society and the Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his wife, Helen; daughter, Barbara Pelletier; son, Thomas; five sisters; and a brother. Rosary Monday at the cathedral, 6351 N. 27th Ave. Mass Tuesday at the cathedral. Chapel of the Chimes made arrangments. Published in The Arizona Republic December 19, 1982, p. F17.


Youngtown -- Services for Helen I. Reynolds, 68, were Friday at Heritage Funeral Chapel, 13226 N. 113th Ave. Mrs. Reynolds was born in Coulterville, Illinois, and moved here 10 years ago from Michigan. Survivors include a son, Raymond; a daughter, Donna; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The Arizona Republic Feb 4, 1982.

RHOADES, Virginia

Virginia Rhoades, 42, a retired nurse, died Dec. 22, 1982, at Good Samaritan Hospital. Mrs. Rhoades was born in Buckeye. She is survived by nieces, Patricia, Beatrice, Eldena and Cheryl Ann; nephews, Nelson, Anthony, Daniel and Pete. San Lucy Catholic Church, Gila Bend. Botimer Family Mortuary. 12/24/1982.

RHODES, Albert W.

Prescott -- Albert W. Rhodes, 99, retired prospector and miner, died Oct. 28, 1982, at Yavapai Community Hospital. Mr. Rhodes was born in Reeding, Michigan, and moved to Arizona in 1889. He served in the Arizona National Guard and the 1st Illinois Cavalry during a Mexican border skirmish in 1916. He prospected for gold in Arizona and northern California and later worked at the Vulture Mine in Wickenburg. He was a member of First Families of Arizona and was member and last president of the Arizona Pioneers Association. He is survived by his wife, Orpha; daughters, Ellen McGowan, Elaine Zimmerman and Eva Jones (funeral announcement says "Eva Johns"; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and two nephews in California. Services will be noon Monday at Double Butte Cemetery, 50th St. and Broadway, Phoenix. A. L. Moore & Sons made the arrangements. Published in The Arizona Republic Sunday, October 31, 1982.


Carl J. Rhodes died Nov. 17, 1982. Survived by wife, Dorothea; daughter, Janice Rhodes, both of Phoenix; sons, Gregory Rhodes, Long Beach, California, William Rhodes, Phoenix; sisters, Mabel Rhodes Kapp, Walton Hills, Ohio, Wilda Rhodes Glover, Sun Lakes; Frances Rhodes Powell, Beaver Falls, PA; brother, Donald E. Rhodes, Seabrook Island, South Carolina. Memorial services were at Orangewood Presbyterian Church, 7321 N. 10th St. Private interment. Grimshaw Bethany Chapel Funeral Home. 11/18/1982.

RHODES, Donna Jo

Services for Donna Jo Rhodes, 29, who attended Wilson Elementary School in her native Phoenix, will be in A. L. Moore & Sons Memory Chapel, 333 W. Adams. Mrs. Rhodes, 3341 W. Willetta, was injured in an auto-pedestrian accident December 31, 1981, in Devine, Texas, and died January 1, 1982, in the Air Force Hospital at San Antonio, Texas. She is survived by her husband, George; children, Frances Askren LaMay, Lyle Lee Askren and Donell Joe Askren; mother, Patsy McCartney; father, Gene Pittman; a grandmother, Grace Stewart, all of Phoenix; several half-sisters and half-brothers. Services conducted by Rev. Joe Ballard. Interment Greenwood Memorial Park. Published Friday, January 8, 1982, p. E3.

RHUART, John Holmes

John Holmes Rhuart, 76, a Phoenix banker and a founder, past president and past chairman of the board for Desert Botanical Garden, died Nov. 16, 1982. He was a lifelong Phoenix resident and was past senior vice president of Valley National Bank when he retired in 1971 after 25 years with the bank. He joined the bank in 1947 after serving in World War II. He was a graduate of Phoenix College, University of Santa Clara and the School of Mortgage Banking at Northwestern University. Mr. Rhuart was nationally known for his 3-acre terraced garden "Las Palmas Altas" on the side of Camelback Mountain. He had a similar garden at his second home in Ensenada, Mexico. He was vice presidnet and co-founder of the Arizona Humane Society, past president of the Valley Field Riding and Polo Club, and former chairman of the Maricopa County Chapter of the American Red Cross. sisters, Nancy Rhuart Shirley of Phoenix and Dorothy Rhuart Allard of Mexico. brother, Leslie H. Rhuart, of Carefree. Rosary at Whitney & Murphy Arcadia Funeral Home. Funeral Mass in St. Theresa's Church. Interment Greenwood Memorial Park. 11/18/1982.

RIBERA, Romulo

Romulo Ribera, 90, a concert violinist, died Dec. 5, 1982, at a local hospital. He was born in Spain and toured Europe and Africa as a violinist before moving to New York. While a concertmaster in Capetown, South Africa, he met his wife, Erica, a Russian-born dentist who later taught Spanish in schools in Coolidge and was an interpreter for the United Stations. The Riberas moved to Arizona in 1930s. Mrs. Ribera died in 1971. St. Francis Cemetery. 12/9/1982.

RIBLETT, Elvira M.

15 Jan 1899 - 30 Nov 1982
Elvira M. Riblett, 83, who moved to Phoenix in 1978 from Cincinnati, died Nov. 30, 1982. She was a member of Valley Christian Assembly Church. Survivors include her daughters, Betty Jane Yates and Maxine Bratfisch; one sister; three grandchildren. 12/3/1982.

RICE, Clara

Glendale -- Clara Rice, 82, a retired nurse, died Nov. 26, 1982, at St. Luke's Hospital. Mrs. Rice was born in Masland, Ohio, and moved to Arizona from Akron, Ohio, 36 years ago. Daughter, Josephine LaBelle; son, Granville; a sister; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services at Greenwood Memorial Park, 2300 W. Van Buren. Camelback Sunset Chapel made arrangements. 11/29/1982.

RICE, Elmer Leo

Elmer Leo Rice, 82, of 1701 E. Verde Lane, a factory foreman, who lived in Arizona 23 years, died Nov. 17, 1982. He was born in Lyons, Indiana. Wife, Margaret; daughters, Eleanor Flood and Patsy Ann Brooks; two sisters and seven grandchildren. Services were in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Mercer Mortuary. 11/18/1982.

RICE, Lois A.

Lois A. Rice, 61, of Phoenix, an electronics assembler, died Jan. 30, 1982, in Phoenix Baptist Hospital. Mrs. Rice was born in Wisner, Nebraska, and came to Arizona 16 years ago. Survivors include her children, Carol Rice, Karen Donahue, and Patrick; a brother; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services at Chapel of the Chimes, Glendale. The AZ Republic Feb. 1, 1982.


Sun City -- Bernard L. Richardson, 85, a foreman for Lackwana Railroad in New Jersey for 46 years before retiring in 1961, died Oct. 29, 1982, at Boswell Memorial Hospital. Mr. RIchardson was born in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, and moved to Arizona 21 years ago from New Jersey. He was a member of United Church of Sun City. He is survived by his wife, Georgia; and a sister, Violet Wilshaw. Services were at Lundberg Mortuary Golden Door Chapel, Youngtown. The AZ Republic 10/30/1982.


Beulah B. Richardson, 79, a retired secretary with National Press, died Oct. 29, 1982, at John C. Lincoln Hospital. Mrs. Richardson, of 8915 N. First St., was born in Springfield, Missouri, and moved to Arizona from Cleveland, Ohio, 15 years ago. She is survived by her sister, Gola Smith. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Hansen Mortuary, 8314 N. Seventh St. Published in The Arizona Republic Sunday, October 31, 1982.


Charles T. Richardson, 52, a self-employed painter, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1982, in his Glendale home. He was born in West Virginia and moved to Glendale six years ago from South Bend, Indiana. He was a member of Calvary Apostolic Church. Survivors include his wife, Mary; a daughter, 10 stepchildren. Sons, Herb, Bud and Jim Stephenson; seven daughters, Helen Phillips, Carol Huffard, Barbara Penley, Joyce Place, Marlene Karkiewitz, Beverly Bell, Kathy Christman; three sisters and two brothers. Interment Resthaven Glendale The Phoenix Gazette 10/14/1982.


Mass for Julia V. Richardson, 72, was at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Scottsdale. Mrs. Richardson, 47 Thornwood Acres, died Nov. 27, 1982, in Hayden Manor Nursing Home. She worked in retail sales for many years and was a former member of the Scottsdale Republican Women. She was a Virginia native and moved to Arizona from Ohio in 1973. She is survived by sons, Wade and Joseph; two sisters; a brother; and four grandchildren. 11/29/1982.


2 May 1911 - 7 Oct 1982
Edwin J. Richter, 71, who had been a dentist in Chicago for 43 years, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 1982. Mr. Richter moved to Sun City five years ago from his native Chicago. He was a graduate of Northwestern University Dental School. Survivors include his wife, Ellen; a daughter, Janice Baran; a son, Donald; two sisters; and six grandchildren. Services were in the American Lutheran Church, 17200 Del Webb Blvd., Sun City. 10/9/1982.


Glendale -- Robert F. Richter, 61, president of Sunbrite Solar Power Co., died Dec. 23, 1982, at Humana Hospital Phoenix. Mr. Richter, of 4411 W. Echo Lane, was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, and moved to Glendale 34 years ago. He was an Army World War II veteran. He is survived by his wife, Miriam; daughter, Robin Regan; son, Michael; a sister; two brothers and a grandchild. Services will be today at Hansen Mortuary 8314 N. Seventh St. Published in the Arizona Republic Wednesday, December 30, 1982.

RICK, Walter Woodrow

funeral announcement only 12/31/1982.

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