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"D" Surnames, 1994 Arizona Obituaries and Abstracts

1994 Arizona Obituaries & Abstracts

DAGGETT, Sherwood H.

Sherwood H. Daggett, 80, of Sun City, died Feb. 13, 1994. He was a retired U. S. Air Force master sergeant and was born in Minneapolis. Survivors include his daughter, Sharon; sons, Patrick and Michael; sister, Merle RINCK; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. East Lawn Cemetery, 5801 E. Grant Road, Tucson. Published 2/15-16/1994.

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DAILEY, Eugene "Gene"

Eugene "Gene" Dailey, 76, of Dove, Delaware, and Florence, a retired school teacher and principal, died Feb. 7, 1994. He was born in Bloomington, Illinois, and was a World War II Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife, Mary; daughter, Nancy Fritzlo; son, Tom; and three grandchildren. Services First Prebyterian Church of Florence Simes Mortuaries, Coolidge. The Arizona Republic Thursday, Feb. 10, 1994.

DAKE, Jasper D.

Jasper D. Dake, 83, of Buckeye, a retired cab driver, died May 17, 1994. He was born in Spring Creek, Texas, and was a World War II Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Laura; stepson, Billy Martin; one sister; two brothers; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. Services Louis B. Hazelton Cemetery, Buckeye. Buckeye Funeral Home. Friday, May 20, 1994.

DALEY, Joseph Edward

Joseph Edward Daley, 86, of Mesa, died Jan. 31, 1994. He was born in Pueblo, Colorado, and was a locomotive engineer. Wife, Viola; daughters, Elizabeth, Mary and Eleanor; brothers, James and Gerid; six grandchildren. Mountain View Mortuary, Mesa. 2/2/1994.

DALTON, Evelyn M.

Evelyn M. Dalton, 90, of Phoenix, died Feb. 12, 1994. She was born in Ilion, New York, and was homemaker. Survivors include her daughter, Peggy LANDRUM; son, John JOSEPH; sisters, Hortense GOEHNER, Gertrude TUCKER; and brother, Forrest GAFFNEY; and six grandchildren. Whitney & Murphy Arcadia Funeral Home. Mass at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 2312 E. Campbell. The Arizona Republic 2/16/1994.

DAME, Mike

The Arizona Republic February 12, 1994.

DAMIANO, Vincent J.

2 January 1920 - 12 February 1994
Vincent J. Damiano, 74, of Phoenix, died Feb. 12, 1994. He was born in Italy and was a salesman and a World War II U. S. Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife, Winona; daughters, Marie CARLE, Phyllis MEJIA, Patricia POWERS and Mary SINGER; sons, James, James TRUAX, Michael HOFFMAN; John and Andy; two sisters; three brothers; 22 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Resthaven Park Cemetery, 6290 W. Northern Ave., Glendale. Published 2/15/1994.

DAMICO, Theresa Michelle

Theresa Michelle DAmico, 15, of Phoenix, died May 18, 1994. She was born in Phoenix and was a student. Survivors include her mother and stepfather, Roberta and Anthony Carillo; father, Anthony; and sister, Gina C. Messiah Lutheran Church, 2942 E. Camelback, Phoenix. 19 May 1994.

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DANA, George Isaac

George Isaac Dana, 83, of Tempe, died Feb. 12, 1994. He was a former auto dealership owner, was born in Mesa and was a former Tempe vice mayor and city councilman. Survivors include his wife, Edna K.; daughter, Diane; stepdaughter, Vicki Campbell; sons, J. Steven and Tim P. Dana; stepson, Robert Campbell; brothers, C. Ferrel, Joe R. and Doug Dana. Published in the Arizona Republic 2/15/1994.

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DANIELS, Dorothy B.

Dorothy B. Daniels, 83, of Mesa, died March 19, 1994. She was born in Red Cloud, Nebraska, and was a homemaker. Husband, Edgar; sisters, Caroline Somerhalder and Pearl Swiatoviak; brother, Thomas Newhouse; three grandchildren. Services Sun Down Mobile Home Park, 2135 N. Center, Mesa. Mountain View Mortuary. 3/24/1994.

DAVIDSON, Frank William

Frank William Davidson, 75, of Rimrock, died May 19, 1994. He was born in Buffalo, N.Y., and was a factory worker for an aircraft company and World War II Navy veteran. He was also a Mason and member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Disabled American Veterans. Wife, Norma; brother, Dave. Westcott Funeral Home, Camp Verde. 21 May 1994.

DAVIS, Clare J. "Bill"

Clare J. "Bill" Davis, 82, of Phoenix, a retired diesel mechanic, died Aug. 22, 1994. He was born in Iowa. Survivors include his daughter, Virginia MAXWELL and one grandchild. Services have been held. Greenwood Memory Lawn Mortuary. The Arizona Republic Wednesday, 8/24/1994.

DAVIS, Donald Gene

Donald Gene Davis, 61, of Glendale, died Feb. 11, 1994. He was born in Marietta, Ohio, and was a club manager and an Army veteran. Daughter, Debra Becker; sons, Blaine; Richard, Church and Shawn; two sisters; two brothers; and eight grandchildren. Services were held at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. 2/15/1994.

DAVIS, Edcar W.

Edcar W. Davis, 83, of Prescott, died Feb. 14, 1994. He was born in Temple, Oklahoma, and was retired owner of Shepherd Brothers Service Station. Wife, Jessamine; daughter, Janet G. Wilson; son, Thomas W.; sister, Winnie Chase; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. First Congregational Church, 216 E. Gurley, Prescott. Memory Chapel Mortuary. 2/17/1994. DAVIS, Ernest Jr. Ernest Davis, Jr., 68, of Flagstaff, a construction worker, died Feb. 1, 1994. He was born in Huntsville, Alabama and was a World War II and Korean War Army veteran. Survivros include Tanya and Sonya DAVIS, Tyrone, Glen, Sazon and Patrick DAVIS, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Greer's Mountain View Mortuary, Flagstaff. Published in the Arizona Republic Sunday, February 6, 1994.

DAVIS, Harold A.

Harold A. Davis, 81, of Sun City, died Feb. 11, 1994. He was born in Los Angeles and was administrator of the Orangewood Retirement Estates and a former accountant. Wife, Laura; daughters, Barbara Lamb and Anne Whitaker; brother, Earl; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Services Bellevue Heights Baptist Church, 9440 Hutton Dr., Sun City. 2/15/1994.

DAVIS, Hazel B.

Hazel B. Davis, 80, of Mesa, died June 13, 1994. She was born in Buffalo, New York, and was a supermarket cashier. Daughter, Joyce LUTZ; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. No serivces. Bunker's Desert View Chapel, Mesa. Arizona Republic 6/16/1994.

DAVIS, James C.

James C. Davis, 79, of Phoenix, died Feb. 14, 1994. He was born in Hickman, Kentucky, and was a retired senior accountant. Wife, Gladys E.; daughter, Charlotte Hendricks; sons, James and Michael; sisters, Eloise White and Roselyn Crawford; and six grandchildren. Morningside Presbyterian Church. A.L. Moore & Sons Mortuary. 2/17/1994.

DAVIS, Millie G.

Millie G. Davis, 64, of Prescott, died March 22, 1994. She was born in Brownfield, Texas. Husband, Cecil; daughter, Sandra Eaton; sons, Don, Lynn and Wes; sisters, Mary Jeffcoat, Dee Gardner, Murriel Duff and Yvonne Meyers; brothers, Jack and Wilburn Carter; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Mount Vernon Church of Christ, Prescott. . 3/24/1994.

DAVIS, Robert Nelson

Robert Nelson Davis, 66, of Surprise, died March 23, 1994. He was born in Westbrook, Maine, and was a tool and dye maker and a Navy veteran. Wife, Margaret; daughters, Mary Katz, Roberta Toivia and Kathleen; mother, Jessie; brothers, Arthur E., Jr., Merle, Everett and George; three grandchildren. Camino Del Sol Funeral Chapel, Sun City. 3/24/1994.

DAVIS, Wilhemina Kahnt

Wilhemina Kahnt Davis, 91, of Phoenix, a retired care giver, died Aug. 20, 1994. She was born in Burlington, Kansas. Survivors include her daughter, Sharon FARRINGTON; ten grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services Bethel United Methodist Church, 546 E. Osborn Road. Contributions American Cancer Society, 2929 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ. Green Acres Mortuary. The Arizona Republic Wednesday, 8/24/1994.

DAY, Velma

Velma Day, 78, of Phoenix, died June 12, 1994. She was born in Marion County, Arkansas, and was a homemaker. Husband, Lawson; daughter, Becky; sons, Ben, Dennis and Rich; and sisters, Myrtle Morgan and Dona Teela. Services at Tempe Mortuary. 6/15/1994.

DEAN, Freeman S.

Freeman S. Dean, 87, of Wickenburg, died May 21, 1994. He was born in Oregon and was a retired miner. Wife, Elva; daughters, Sally Martin and Paula Faulkner; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. 5/23/1994.

DEAN, Robert Jack

Robert Jack Dean, 62, of Phoenix, died Feb. 11, 1994. He was a retired naval stock clerk, was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and was a Navy veteran. Survivors include his companion, Beverly PECCHENINO and daughter, Jauleen CAREY. National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona. Published in the Arizona Republic 2/16/1994.


Dona J. Decelles, 86, of Phoenix, died Aug. 18, 1994. He was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and was a welder. Daughter, Elizabeth Morning; son, David; five grandchildren. Services were held in Massachusetts. Brown's Colonial Mortuary. 8/23/1994.


Andre de Coizart, 96, of New York City, a winter visitor to Carefree and a retired foreign corresponding journalist, died Feb. 5, 1994. He was born in France and was a World War I veteran. Survivors include his stepdaughter, Sarah M. Knowles; and brother, Mark. Services were held in Worcester, Mass. Green Acres Mortuary. The Arizona Republic Tuesday, February 8, 1994.

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DeDAKIS, Katherine C.

Katherine C. DeDakis, 66, of Phoenix, a draperies designer, died Feb. 4, 1994. Survivors include her husband, William; son, James W.; brothers John and Stafford Machas; one grandchild. Trisagion service Monday, Paradise Chapel Funeral Home, 3934 E. Indian School. Services Most Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1973 E. Maryland. Contributions Cigna Hospice, 7600 N. 16th St., Phoenix. Published Monday, Feb. 7, 1994. Published in the Arizona Republic Monday, February 7, 1994.

deGYURKY, Dezso Sandor

Dezso Sandor deGyurky, 84, of Tempe, died June 11, 1994. He was born in Hungary and was a retired engineer. Wife, Krystyna; son, Szabole Michael; sister, Katalin HOLL. Messinger Mortuary. 6/16/1994.

DEHOSE, Monical B.

Monical B. DeHose, 20, of Cibecue, died Aug. 20, 1994. He was born in Whiteriver and was a student. Parents, Norma and Clifford; sisters, Bernadette, Beatty, Harriet, Jeanette and Doreen; brothers, Philip, Matt and Brando. Wake was at the family residence in Cibecue. 8/24/1994.

De LETTE, Margie Marie

Margie Marie De Lette, 53, of Prescott Valley, died June 12, 1994. She was born in Clarksville, Arkansas, and was a retail department manager. Daughter, Judith Marie Estes; sons, Milton Lavoy Van Winkle and Eric Todd Guyer; sister, Edith East; brother, Leonard Rhett; father, William B. Rhett; six grandchildren. Services Robert Road Baptist Church, Prescott Valley. 6/15/1994.

De LUCIA, Lawrence Albert

Lawrence Albert DeLucia, 57, of Phoenix, died Feb. 12, 1994. He was born in New York and was a retired state employee and a Korean War Army veteran. Wife, Carolyn; daughters, Sheryl Morley and Gena Marie Johnson; son, Christopher; mother, Genevieve; sisters, Ginny Sharp, Kathy Hunler and Lorraine McPherson; two grandchildren. St. Matthew's Catholic Church. Northwest Mortuary. 2/13/1994.

DeMARCO, Frank James

Frank James DeMarco, 48, of Glendale, died June 13, 1994. He was born in New York City and was a self-employed automobile salesman. Mother, Josephine; sister, Theresa Palmer; and brother, John, survive. No services. 6/17/1994.

del MENDEZ, Rosie Maria

Rosie Maria del Mendez, 34, of Phoenix, died May 19, 1994. She was born in Tempe and was a homemaker. Husband, Tony; daughter, Melinda; son, Tony, Jr.; mother, Seferina Trejo; sisters, Effie, Mary and Dora Trejo; brother, Gino, Abel and Sam Trejo. Mass St. Theresa Catholic Church. 22 May 1994.


Leonard H. DeMeulenaere, 70, of Phoenix, died May 19, 1994. He was born in Iowa and was a roofing contractor and World War II Army veeran. He was a member of the American Legion and Valley Garden Club. Wife, Marilyn; daughters, Marcia Campbell, Denise Andersen, Leann Byrd and Sara Alstott; son, Gregory; sister, Margaret Stirniman; brother, John; 13 grandchildren. Palmcroft Baptist Church, 15825 N. 35th Ave., Phoenix. 5/22/1994.

DE PASCALE, Jennie Marie

Jennie Marie De Pascale, 91, of Phoenix, died Aug. 20, 1994. SHe was born in Chicago and was a homemaker. Husband, John Frank; daughter, Theresa Magnus; son, Charles S. Lazzlo; father, John D.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Sunland Memorial Park, Sun City. 8/23/1994.

de la TORRE, Ricardo, Jr.

Ricardo de la Torre, Jr., 17, of Phoenix, died Oct. 29, 1994. He was born in El Paso and was a student. Survivors include his parents, Mercedes and Ricardo, Sr.; and sisters, Ana and Evelyn. Out Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 5614 W. Orangewood, Glendale. 1 Nov 1994.

DELEON, Lillian Juanita Christain

Lillian Juanita Christain DeLeon, 77, of Prescott, died Jan. 27, 1994. She was born in Crocket, Texas. Daughters, Barbara Lee Monzingo Farrar and Robbie Ted; sisters, Beth Bailey, Jean Rein and Ruby Florie; four grandchild and four great-grandchildren. Services were in Houston. 2/1/1994.

DELLIS, Erich D.

Erich D. Dellis, 91, of Sun City West, died Feb. 1, 1994. He was born in Austria and was a retired merchant and member of Beth Emeth Congregation of Sun Cities, Temple Beth Shalom and B'nai B'rith. Wife, Mary; sons, Jerry Diugacz, Leonard and Edward Gottesman and Neal; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Beth Emeth Congregation of Sun City West. Feb. 3, 1994.

DeLUCIA, Lawrence Albert

Lawrence Albert DeLucia, 57, of Phoenix, a retired state employee, was born in New York and was a Korean War Army veteran. He was a member of Disabled American Veterans. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn; daughters, Sheryl MORLEY and Gena Marie JOHNSON; son, Christopher,; mother, Genevieve; sisters, Ginny SHARP, Kathy HUNLER and Lorraine McPHERSON. Published in the Arizona Republic 2/13/1994.

DENNERLINE, Dolores Louise

Dolores Louise Dennerline, 65, of Phoenix, died Nov. 2, 1994. She was born in Chicago and was a mortgage servicing officer. Survivors include her daughters, Janet Kiel and Nancy Schnautz; son, Thomas; sister, Lois; and seven grandchildren. 5 Nov 1994.


Clyde Dennis, 23, of Phoenix, died March 20, 1994. He was a native of Phoenix. Father, Andy Newman, Sr.; four sisters; two brothers; grandmother, Chissie Newman; and great-great-grandmother, Viola Cantley. First New Life Missionary Baptist Church. Eastlake Chapel & Mortuary. 3/24/1994.

DePRIMA, Catherine E.

Catherine E. De Prima, 75, of Phoenix, died Feb. 4, 1994. She was born in Denver and was a homemaker. Daughters, Theresa R. Bottoms and Catherine; son, Tony; one brother; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A.L. Moore & Sons Mortuary. 2/5/1994.

DeSANTIS, Yoland "Ina"

Yolanda "Ina" DeSantis, 77, of Mesa, died Jan. 26, 1994. She was born in Plaines, Pennsylvania, and was a suit inspector for Cohens & Sons Botany 500. Daughter, Joan Patrizzi; sons, Fred and Dennis; brother, Neil Cicconi; and eight grandchildren. 2/1/1994.