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"G" Surnames, 1994 Arizona Obituaries and Abstracts

1994 Arizona Obituaries & Abstracts

GAGE, Arthur L.

Arthur L. Gage, 55, of Phoenix, died Oct. 31, 1994. He was born in Tucson. Survivors include his daughter, Joy; son, William; sister, Barbara J. Torres; brothers, Harold T., Franklin and John M.; and three grandchildren. Evergreen Mortuary and Cemetery, Tucson. 11/4/1994.


Zane A. Gagliardi, 79, of Phoenix, died Jan. 25, 1994. She was born in St. Louis and was a homemaker and a Children's Crisis Center of Maricopa County volunteer for 10 years. Survivors include several nieces and nephews; her sister-in-laws; and friends, Mary and Battista Blessent. 2/1/1994.


Frank M. Gallery, 77, of Peoria, died Aug. 19, 1994. He was born in Rochester, N.Y., and was a musician and artist. Daughter, Judith A. LeBash; son, E. Michael; sister, Evelyn Horn; brother, James M.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mass at St. Charles Borremeo Catholic Church, Peoria. Menke Funeral Home. 8/23/1994.


Abel A. Garcia, 81, of Oakland, California, formerly of Phoenix, died May 11, 1994. He was born in Mexico and was a former battery shop owner. Survivors include his daughters, Olga Otero and Velma Rico; sons, Ruben, Gildardo and Abel Moses; four sisters; three brothers; 13 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Services were in California. 5/19/1994.

GARCIA, Cora Grijalva

Cora Grijalva Garcia, 74, of Phoenix, died Nov. 1, 1994. She was a retired superintendent at the Arizona State University Microbiology Laboratory Department. Survivors include her daughter, Geneva Neitling; son, Frank; sisters, Alice Burgess, Mary Baltz, Margie Jones and Mercy Smail; brothers, Albert and Santiago Grijalva; six grandchildren. Immaculate Heart Catholic Church. Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery. 11/5/1994.

GARCIA, Frank B.

Frank B. Garcia, 38, of Chandler, died Nov. 2, 1994. He was a valve mechanic. He was born in Casa Grande. Wife, Teresa; sisters, Rita GUTIERREZ, Ellena NIETO, Delia SALCIDO and Angie GONZALES; brother, Manuel. Valley of the Sun Mortuary and Cemetery, Chandler. 11/5/1994.

GARCIA, Joseph Anthony

Joseph Anthony Garcia, infant son of Veronica Gonzales and Richard, of Phoenix, died May 15, 1994. He was born in Phoenix. Grandparents, Margie and George Munguia, Connie Gonzales, Irene and Richard, Sr. Sacred Heart Church. 5/19/1994.

GARCIA, Salvador


GARLAND, Christopher T.



Mary M. Garlick, 89, of Phoenix, died Oct. 30, 1994. She was born in Bayonne, N. J., and was a retired switchboard operator. Survivors include her daughter, Rita Faschan; son, Philip; sisters, Helen, Ceil and Dorothy; brothers, John, Thomas, Daniel and James; and six grandchildren. 2 Nov 1994.

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GARNER, Robert Lee, II

Robert Lee Garner, II, 46, of Peeples Valley, died Aug. 3, 1994. He was born in California and was a computer systems analyst. Wife, Judy; sons, Robert Lee III, William Howard and Rex Eugene. First Lutheran Church of Prescott. Wickenburg Funeral Home. Aug. 6, 1994.

GARRELS, Dorothy Mae

Dorothy Mae Garrels, 73, of Payson, died March 23, 1994. She was born in Kirkland and was a homemaker. Daughters, Alta Dudley and Beverly Gibson; son, Lester; brother, Walter Holder; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Payson Funeral Home. 3/24/1994.


Lois J. Garretson, 73, of Sun City, died Feb. 14, 1994. She was born in Glidden, Iowa, and was a secretary and bookkeeper and member of Order of Eastern Star. Husband, Frank J.; daughter, Janice L. Topping; sons, Robert A. and Jim J.; sisters, Gladys Witt, Grace Hanson, and Marion Damme; three grandchildren. Desert Palms Presbyterian Church. Sunland Mortuary. 2/18/1994.


Harlow J. Garrison passed away 1/16/1994. Wife, Annie Robinson; stepson, Duane; brother, Lee Garrison. Harlow was a decorated WWII veteran with the 704th Tank Destroyer Battalion in the 4th Armored DIvision. National Memorial Cemetery, Phoenix. 2/8/1994.


Sidney C. Garrison, III, 49, of Tempe, died Nov. 2, 1994. He was a mathematician for Motorola, Inc. Wife, Ruth; daughters, Beth and Catherine; parents, Eska and S. C.; sisters, Susan Bradford and Joyce. 11/5/1994, p. B9.

GARZA, Candelario Vara

Candelario Vara Garza, 68, of Phoenix, died Feb. 2, 1994. He was born in Castroville, Texas, and was an assembler. Wife, Anita B.; daughters, Mary Jane Padilla, Valentina Espinoza and Connie Gallegos; son, John B.; sisters, Celia, Francisca, Dora, Mary Helen, Lupe Angelita and Olivia; sons, Ramon, Jimmy and Fred; 16 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. No services. Botimer Funeral Home. 2/5-7/1994.


John B. Gastelo, 55, a lineman for Salt River Project, was born in Pacoima, California, and died Feb. 3, 1994. Wife, Susan F.; daughters, Amelia, Juanita and Cruzita; sons, Arthur, Juan, Richard, Incano, Jesus and Manuel; brother, Charlie; and 26 grandchildren. Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Romero and Boykins Mortuary. 2/8/1994.

GATES, Charles Thomas

Charles Thomas Gates, 62, of Miami, Arizona, died Aug. 1, 1994. He was born in Holley, Texas, and was a retired crane operator with Inspiration Copper and an Army veteran. Wife, Thelma June; daughter, Deborah Charlanna Roberts; son, Rick A.; mother, Anna; sisters, Billie May Bracy, Mary Jo Hollinhead, Dortha Ann Greenwalt, and Donna Marie; brothers, Franklin William; Paul Rufus, Donnie Ray and George Alton; and three grandchildren. Miles-Damron Funeral Home, Globe. 8/3/1994.

GATES, Donald L.

Donald L. Gates, 50, of Peoria, died Aug. 15, 1994. He was born in Alton, Illinois, and was an interior design assistant professor. Daughter, Christal Michelle; sons, Christopher Galen and John Christian; mother, R. Roberta; sister, Mary Ann Cappetto; brother, Rollin G. Phoenix Memorial Park, 200 W. Beardsley. 8/19/1994.


Preston Gatewood, 82, of Whiteriver, died Jan. 31, 1994. He was born in Whiteriver and was a campground maintenance worker. Wife, Beulah; daughters, Rhodesia HARVEY; son, Varnell; three sisters; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. North Fork Miracle Church, Jackson Mortuary, Show Low. 2/5/1994.

GATSON, Andrew B.

Andrew B. Gatson, 21, of Phoenix, died Aug. 4, 1994. He was born in San Francisco and was a student. Survivors include his parents, Joyce and Michael. St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 4715 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. Aug. 6, 1994.

GAULOCHER, Margaret K.

Margaret K. Gaulocher, 77, of Phoenix, died June 14, 1994. She was born in Iowa and was a saleswoman at Dillard's Department Store. Daughters, Elizabeth Burnette-Long, Virginia I. Porter and Mary M.; son, Paul Leo; five grandchildren. 6/15/1994.

GEM, Manuel

Manuel Gem, 58, of Peoria, died Feb. 1, 1994. He was born in Litchfield Park and was an operating engineer. Wife, Juliana; daughter, Deanna; son, Manuel, Jr.; sisters, Jessie Mendoza, Petra Soto, Ruth Juarez and Yolanda Ramirez; brothers, Trinidad and Steve. Services St. Charles Catholic Church, Peoria. 2/4/1994.

GENTY, John Arthur

John Arthur Genty, 50, of Glendale, died Feb. 7, 1994. He was born in Chicago and was a quality and analysis employee with American Telephone & Telegraph Co. and a Navy veteran. Wife, Barbara; daughter, Content JONES; stepmother, Jane; sisters, Joanne MONCRIEF, Margaret SPERBER and Katheleen MALLORY; brother, Edward; one grandchild. St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, 4800 E. Oak St., Phoenix. 2/9-10/1994.

GENTRY, Phillip

Phillip Gentry, 41, of Phoenix, died June 6, 1994. He was born in Cincinnati. Parents, Betty and James Lampkin; three sisters; two brothers. Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, 1401 E. Madison. 6/17/1994.

GEORGE, Eulah Julia

Eulah Julie George, 96, of Phoenix, died Feb. 5, 1994. She was born in Oklahoma and was a homemaker. Daughters, Iris PEREZ and Catherine DIXON; son, Dale; three grandchildren. Green Acres Mortuary, 401 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale. 2/8/1994.

GEORGE, Margie M.

Margie M. George, 66, of Prescott Valley, died Feb. 5, 1994. She was born in Hastings, Nebraska. Survivors include her husband, Duane H.; brother, Harold Jensen. Services have been held. Sunrise Funeral Home, Prescott Valley. The Arizona Republic Thursday, February 10, 1994, p.CL12.


Roy L. Gerberick, 64, of Huntington Beach, California, formerly of Phoenix, died Feb. 13, 1994. He was born in Davenport, Iowa. Wife, Mary; mother, Gertrude; stepdaughter, Victoria NUNYER. Services in California. 2/17/1994.

GERCKE, Charles Hoyt

Charles Hoyt Gercke, 77, of Phoenix, died May 18, 1994. He was born in New Rochelle, N. Y., and was a retired manufacturing operations manager for Sperry Flight Systems. Wife, Mary Jane; daughter, Barbara Moody; sons, Chuck and Ron; stepson, Ed Carey; and 11 grandchildren. 5/20-21/1994.

GERRARD, Bernice J.

Bernice J. Gerrard, 61, of Mesa, died Aug. 17, 1994. She was born in Armstrong, Iowa, and was a Motorola, Inc., adjustment technician. Husband, Harold; sister, Sharon Wilkins; brothers, Marlyn and Dennis Ferguson. 8/19/1994.


Peggy Gerstenfeld, 63, of Scottsdale, died Feb. 12, 1994. She was born in Indianapolis. Survivors include her sons, Steve, Todd, Marc and Peter; brother, Eddie. Services will be held in Santa Monica, California. Published in the Arizona Republic 2/15/1994.

GERTH, Vera M.

Vera M. Gerth, 69, of Tempe, died Jan. 31, 1994. She was born in Aurora, Illinois, and was a homemaker. Husband, Donald; daughters, Lynette HIMMELBERGER and Pamela Krueger; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Green Acres Mortuary. Services Christ Church Lutheran, 3901 E. Indian School Rd. 2/2/1994.


Mike Getchell, 62, of Scottsdale, died Aug. 21, 1994. He was born in Chicago and was a Korean War Army veteran. Wife, Shyria F.; daughter, Carla Marie Bennett; sons, Kurt Allen, Coby Leith and Evan Hamilton; 10 grandchildren. Messinger Mortuary, Scottsdale. 8/23/1994

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Ray Gifford of Chandler, a retired railroad switchman, died Feb. 12, 1994. He was born in Rockford, Iowa, and was an Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Edith; daughter, Virginia Frinkle; sons, Vern and Delbert Bakeman; nine grandcildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Mountain View Mortuary. the Arizona Republic 2/16/1994.

GILBERT, Josephine B.

Josephine B. Gilbert, 90, of Phoenix, died June 10, 1994. She was former owner of Gilbert Nursery, was born in Llano, Texas. Son, Charles; two grandchildren. Greer-Wilson Funeral Home. 6/16/1994.

GILBERT, Russell "Rusty"

Russell "Rusty" Gilbert, 83, of Sun City, died March 22, 1994. He was a professional golfer, was born in Joplin, Missouri. Wife, Mary; daughters, Liz Fox, Marjorie Anderson and Thelma Gisellbrecht; sister, Norman Tillman; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Unitarian Universalist Church of Sun City. Sunland Mortuary. 3/24/1994.


Leland E. GIllespie, 70, of Globe, died Aug. 19, 1994. He was born in Vernon and was a retired copper miner and a World War II veteran. Wife, Louise; son, Delton; sisters, Rozella Stemm and Guenna Thompson; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Miles-Damron Funeral Home, Globe. 8/23/1994.

GILLIAM, Dorothy B.

Dorothy B. Gilliam, 81, of Prescott, died May 21, 1994. She was born in Oakland, California, and was a member of the National Trapper Association and the Arizona Trapper Association. Sons, Clifford E. and John W.; brother, Roy Schucking; 11 grandchildren. Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Prescott. 5/24/1994.

GILMORE, Herschel Harrison

Herschel Harrison Gilmore, 74, of Phoenix, died Nov. 3, 1994. He was a carpenter with Del E. Webb Construction. He was born in Dixon, Missouri, and was a Navy veteran. Wife, June; son, Herschel; two sisters; one brother; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 11/5/1994, p. B9.

GILSDORF, Jeanette L.

Jeanette L. Gilsdorf, 84, of Phoenix, died June 10, 1994. She was born in Campbell, Nebraska, and was a homemaker. Sons, Gary L., LeRoy, Dale and Eugene; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church, Sun City. Sunland Mortuary. the Arizona Republic 6/16/1994.

GIMES, James R.

James R. Gimes, 64, of Phoenix, died May 16, 1994. He was born in COmmerce, Oklahoma, and was an electrical engineeering specialist for U. S. West and was a Navy veteran. Wife, Marian Ruth; daughter, Genile Webb; three grandchildren. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Lookout Mountain Ward, 200 W. Grovers, Phoenix. 5/19/1994.

GIORDANO, Michael Joseph

Michael Joseph Giordano, 35, of Glendale, died June 13, 1994. He was born in Anaheim, California, and was a banker. Parents, Joanne and Joseph; sisters, Lisa, Leslie, Cheryl, Cinday, Joanne and Deidra; and brothers, David and Jon. Glendale Memorial Park Cemetery, 7844 N. 61st Ave. 6/17/1994.

GLAY, Harold A.


GLEASON, Barton Arthur

Barton Arthur Gleason, 72, was born in Chicago and was a World War II Army veteran. Wife, Virginia; daughters, Barbara MINIHAN and Linda Newman; son, Harlan; sister, Gloria Fisher. Sunland Mortuary. 2/12/1994.

GOBEL, Angeline M.

Angeline M. Gobel, 69, of Phoenix, a clothing stocker, died Feb. 4, 1994. She was born in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, and was Navy veteran. Survivors include her son, David; sister, Arlene Fritche; brother, George A. Osenga; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Phoenix Memorial Mortuary. The Arizona Republic Thursday, February 10, 1994, p.CL12.


Warren Gochenour, 84, of Peoria, died Jan. 29, 1994. He was born in Glendive, Montana, and was a retired president of a toy company and a former investment banker. Wife, Hazel; daughter, Gail Rust; sister, Jeanette Sullivan; and two grandchildren. First Presbyterian Church, 12225 N. 103rd Ave., Sun City. 2/1/1994.

GODOY, Felicitas S.

Felicitas S. Godoy, 77, of Phoenix, a waitress, died Aug. 2, 1994. She was born in Metcalfe. Survivors include her daughters, Toni Dorame, Frances Ortiz and Ann; mother, Julia Medina; sisters, Tina Acosta and Sally Martinez; brothers, Vicente and Jim Sandoval and Frank Medina; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Mercer Chapel, 1541 E. Thomas. Rosary and Mass Immaculate Heart Catholic Church, 909 E. Washington St. 8/5/1994.

GODZIFF, Dorothea

Dorothea Godziff, 74, of Tolleson, died Aug. 1, 1994. She as born in Canada and was a homemaker. Husband, Michael; daughter, Nadia; sons, Mike and John; brother, Pete Bloudoff; three grandchildren. Menke Funeral Home, Sun City. 8/6/1994.

GOFF, Gene Beach

Gene Beach Goff, 59, of Sun City, died Feb. 11, 1994. He was a retired U. S. Air Force technical sergeant, was born in Berkley, California. He was a Mason and a member of the Sun City Sheriff's Posse, the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Disabled American Veterans. Survivors include his wife, Sopa; daughters, Cara; sons, David, William, Gary and Larry; parents, Maxine FLOORE and Dallas; sister, Nancy WALTERS; brothers, David, Glenn and Jerry; and nine grandchildren. The Arizona Republic 2/12/1994.


Mary Lou Goldsby, 79, of Phoenix, died May 19, 1994. She was born in Basin, Wyoming, and was a retired pharmacy assistant. Survivors include her daughter, Christina Cornwell; brothers, Elmer, Herbert and Delbert Callaway; three grandchildren. Greenwood Memory Lawn Mortuary and Cemetery, 719 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix. 5/22/1994.

GOMEZ, Adele Marie

Adele Marie Gomez, of Casa Grande, died Jan. 31, 1994. She was the owner of Three Points Air Port and Tavern, was born in Ciecero, Illinois. Survivors include her sister, Alice Lesky; brother, Robert McMahon; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. St. Anthony's Church, Casa Grande. Published in the Arizona Republic 2/3/1994.