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"A" Surnames, 1994 Arizona Obituaries and Abstracts

1994 Arizona Obituaries & Abstracts


Dave Abbey, 68, of Sun City, died Feb. 6, 1994. He was a retired businessman and was born in Canada and was a past president of the American Rental Association. Survivors include his wife, Eve; daughters, Judy and Jean. Kearney Funeral Home, Vancouver, British Columbia. Published in the Arizona Republic 2/15/1994.

ABBOTT, Colinette C. "Collie"

Colinette C. "Collie" Abbott, 61, of Tempe, died June 10, 1994. She was born in North Tonawanda, New York, and was a security guard. Husband, Robert L.; daughter, Julie Ann LICHOTA; son, Joseph; six grandchildren. Services Salvation Army, 40 E. University, Tempe. Carr Tenney Mortuary. 6/16/1994.

ABNEY, Billy Eugene

Billy Eugene Abney, 65, of Phoenix, died Aug. 3, 1994. He was born in Holdenville, Oklahoma, and was a retired truck driver. Wife, Rosella; sons, Gary and David; sister, Lelia Sandoz; brothers, Allen, Meryl and Ben; three grandchildren. Green Acres Mortuary, 401 N. Hayden, Scottsdale. 8/6/1994.

ABRAMS, Catherine,

59, of Mesa, husband, Daniel; daughter, Cathy; sons, Rick RUSCETTI, Mike RUSCETTI, Fred RUSCETTI, Steve and Danny; mother, Bertha YURICH; sister, Ann FAULKNER; nine grandchildren. Lakeshore Mortuary. 8/3/1994.


96, of Phoenix, was born in Virginia, Neb. Son, B. E.; sisters, Ruth BELDIN and Opal MAINE. Greenwood Memory Lawn. 2/4/1994.

ACKERT, Brian Leslie,

32, wife Ginnilinn NAEGLE; dau. Reana; sons Brandon Lee, BrianJohn; parents Joannie SCARBOROUGH and Gerald; sisters Christy SCARBOROUGH, Debbie.

ADAMS, Theron D.

Theron D. Adams, 64, of Apache Junction, died Feb. 1, 1994. He was a former minister of Superior Baptist Church, was born in Colorado City, Texas, and was a member of the International Order of Foresters. Survivors include Mary ADAMS, James, Stephen, Robert and William ADAMS, Thelma SEATON, Dorothy SAULS, Hazel OWENS, Nona OWENS, Nadine BELL, Elizabeth HARDT and Charlene DURHAM; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Apache Junction Services Calvary Baptist Church. Published in the Arizona Republic 2/3/1994, B4.

ADAMSON, Ellen Gionta

Ellen Gionta Adamson, 93, of Phoenix, died May 20, 1994. She was born in Arkansas. Daughter, Sarah Patterson and two grandchildren survive. No services. National Cremation & Burial. 5/24/1994.

AKER, Sheridan Roy

Sheridan Roy Aker, 38, of Phoenix, a retail clerk for Fry's died Jan. 30, 1994. He was born in Fargo, N.D. Survivors include his mother, Henrietta; and brothers, Tom and Brad. Visitation Tuesday, Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary, 7924 N. 59th Ave., Glendale. Services Wednesday, Resthaven Park Cemetery, 6290 W. Northern Ave., Glendale. Tuesday, February 1, 1994.

ALBERT, Lillian S.

Lillian S. Albert, 90, of Sun City, died March 21, 1994. She was born in Circleville, Ohio, and was a homemaker. Stepdaughter, Ruth ALBERT; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Sunland Mortuary. 3/24/1994.

ALDAMA, Manuela Lopez

"Nellie", 80, of Glendale, was born in Pearce. Husband, Sebastian R., Sr.; daughters, Minnie Olvera, Kina MAESE, Antonia CALDERON, Virginia GONZALES, Rose ROBLES, Linda VERDUGO, Lucy and Andrea; sons, Larry, Sebastian, Jr., and Adrian. 5/19/1994.


88, of Phoenix, a nurse's aide, died Feb. 13, 1994. Survivors include Billie SNEDEKER, Evelyn ANDERSON, Mabel FLOWER and Jay E. COLE. Green Acres Cemetery, 401 N. Hayden, Scottsdale. Published in the Arizona Republic 2/16/1994.


73, of Tempe, a retired gardener, died Feb. 3, 1994. He was born in San Antonio and was a World War II Army veteran. Survivors include Irene B. LOPEZ, Sylvia GUTIERREZ, Maria HERNANDEZ, Sally GALLEGOS, Rebecca RUIZ, Gloria ALEJANDRO, Pablo J. ALEJANDRO, Irene ALEJANDRO and Raul ALEJANDRO. Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 5445 E. San Angelo St., Guadalupe. Published in the Arizona Republic Sunday, February 6, 1994.

ALESKAS, Anthony

80, a U. S. Post Office payroll employee, was born in New York City and was a World War II Navy veteran. Wife, Ollie; brother, Fred; one grandchild. 2/18/1994.

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Bessie Alexander, of Mesa, died Dec. 31, 1993. She was born in Jacksonville, Fla. Services have been held. Romero and Boykins Mortuary. Published in the Arizona Republic 2/3/1994, B4.


George T. Alexander, 46, of Phoenix, died Feb. 2, 1994. She was a native of Phoenix and was a real estate salesman. Brothers, Allan, Jay and David. Paradise Chapel Funeral Home. 2/4/1994.


Ora W. Alexander, 71, of Tempe, died Aug. 4, 1994. He was born in Hagerstown, Indiana, and was a retired police officer and World War II Army veteran. Daughters, Charlotte ALEXANDER and Sandra MASON; son, Richard; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 8/5/1994.


80, a secretary, was born in Chicago. Cousin, Vera SZYMUL. Sunland Mortuary. 8/20/1994.

ALLEN, Billie Mae

69, of Show Low, was born in San Antonio. Husband, Bob J.; sister, Virginia LYNCH. Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Scottsdale. 8/23/1994.

ALLEN, James I.

James I. Allen, 55, of Queen Valley, a manager for a construction compay, died Oct. 28, 1994. He was born in Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania, and was a veteran. Survivors include his wife, Brenda; sons, Eric, Mark, Bruce and James; brother, Tommy; and four grandchildren. Services Apache Junction Mortuary, 398 E. 4th Ave., Apache Junction. The Arizona Republic Nov. 1, 1994, p. CL12.

ALLEN, Raleigh Lee

Raleigh Lee Allen, 74, of Troy, Illinois, was born in Granite City, Illinois, and was a Navy veteran. Wife, Eve. Services in Illinois. 11/4//1994, p. CL19.

ALLEN, Ralph Emery, Jr.

Ralph Emery Allen, Jr., 79, of Clarkdale, died Aug. 1, 1994. He was born in Illmo, Missouri, and was a retired supervisor for claims and a World War II veteran. Wife, Anita; daughter, Barbara Piazza and Patricia Guttormsen; and brother, Charles. 8/6/1994.


O. E. "Bud" Allender, of Phoenix, a route supervisor with the Borden Co., died Feb. 2, 1994. He was born in Springfield, Ohio. Survivors include Ruth ALLENDER, two daughters and one son and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Resthaven Park Cemetery, 6200 W. Northern Ave. Published in the Arizona Republic 2/3/1994, B4.

ALLISON, Marian Robetta

Marian Robetta Allison, 61, of Stotonic, a homemaker, was born in Sacaton and died June 14, 1994. Daughters, Carol Ann STEWART and Laquinta; sons, Gerald, Jr., and Richard; Sister, Virginia MARRIETTA; seven grandchildren. Stotonic Presbyterian Church, Gila River Indian Community. The Arizona Republic 6/18/1994.

ALMARAZ, Tara Lee Scott

of Tucson, was born in Temple, Texas. Husband, Jose L.; son, Joseph Carl BUELL; parents, Traci and Joe SCOTT; sister, Shannon JOHNSON; son, Martin Lynn SCOTT. 8/23/1994.

LMY, Donald Rodger

Donald Rodger Almy, 55, of Phoenix, a Lutheran minister, died July 29, 1994. He was born in Cobleskill, New York, and was an Air Force veteran. Wife, Judy; daughter, Hae-Jim; son, Robert; mother, Josephine MARTELL. Services Saturday, Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 1500 W. Maryland. Contributions: Interfaith AIDS Ministry, Phoenix, or Joshua Tree Feeding Program, Phoenix. Published in The Arizona Republic Thursday, August 4, 1994.

ALRARADO, Ramon, 29, of Chandler, was born in Phoenix. Published in the Arizona Republic 6/18/1994.

ALTAHA, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Altaha, 61, of Cedar Creek, an ombudsman for the elderly, died Feb. 8, 1994. She was born in San Carlos. Survivors include her husband, Simmons; daughters, DeJean Rodriguez, Ruby and Janet; sons, JOey and Steven; mother, Alice Gilbert, two sisters; four brothers; and six grandchildren. Wake Saturday, Cedar Creek Assembly of God Church. Services Sunday at the church. Jackson Mortuary. Friday, February 11, 1994.

ALVAREZ, Jimmy Joe Jr.

son of Natalie CARPIO and Jimmy J., Sr., of Mesa. Grandmother, Leticia PERA. Valley of the Sun Memorial Park, Chandler. 2/17/1994.


Robert C. Amavisca, 65, of Sentinel, died Jan. 29, 1994. He was a retired engineer, was born in Augua Caliente and was a Korean War Army and Air Force veteran. Survivors include his sisters, Josephine Chudy; Manuella Bustamante and Connie Nunn; brother, Eligio. St. Michael's Catholic Church, Gila Bend. Published in the Arizona Republic 2/3/1994, B4.


John B. Ambruso, 84, of Phoenix, a delivery truck driver, died May 16, 1994. He was born in Chicago. Wife, Elizabeth; son, Dennis; one grandchild. Services Phoenix Mountain Villa, 13240 N. Tatum Blvd. Phoenix Memorial Mortuary. Published Friday, 5/20/1994.

AMODEO, Barney

Barney Amodeo, 40, of Phoenix, an electrical engineer with Arizona Public Service, died Feb. 9, 1994. He was born in Amsterdam, N. Y. Survivors include his mother, Lucy; sister, Barbara Montoya; and brother, Tony. Whitney and Murphy Arcadia Funeral Home. River of Life Church. Published Saturday, February 10, 1994, Section CL12.

AMON, Joseph A.

Joseph A. Amon, 84, of Sun City, a business owner, was born in Canada and was a WWII Army Air Forces veteran. He was a member of the American Legion and a driver for the American Red Cross. Survivors include his friend, Julia Radecki; daughter, Kaye Henrikson; sisters, Agnes, Mickey Nadeau, Beverly Kennedy, Mrs. George Finnegan, Mrs. Ronald Finnegan and Mrs. George Marette. St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church, Sun City. Published in the Arizona Republic 2/15/1994.

ANAYA, Arturo

Artura Anaya, 67, of Phoenix, a retired laborer, died Feb. 3, 1994. He was born in Los Angeles. Survivors include his wife, Carman; daughters, Cruz Rascon, Leticia Martinez, Emma Barraza; sons, Francisco, Leonel, Arturo, Jr., and Marin Anaya; and 24 grandchildren. Rosary Tolleson Funeral Home, 9386 W. Van Buren St., Tolleson. Mass: Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 312 N. 93rd Ave., Tolleson. Published in the Arizona Republic Sunday, February 6, 1994.

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