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"O" Surnames, 1994 Arizona Obituaries and Abstracts

1994 Arizona Obituary Abstracts

O'BEREM, Clifford Kenneth

Clifford Kenneth O'Berem, 86, of Phoenix, a retired business owner, died Feb. 5, 1994. He was born in Woodstock, Ill., and was a Navy veteran. Survivors include his companion, Mary Pecoraro; daughter, Shirley A. Kubly; son, Dale E.; sister, Margaret Nichols; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services Carr-Tenney Mortuary, 2621 S. Rural Road, Tempe. The AZ Republic Monday, Feb. 7, 1994.

OBERT, Charles Marco

Charles Marco Obert, 74, of Mesa, died Jan. 28, 1994. He was born in Maryville, Illinois, and was a truck driver. Wife, Dorothea A. Krueger; mother, Lena; sisters, Ann Poruk and Stella. Services Holy Cross Catholic Church, Mesa. Feb. 1, 1994.

OCKERMAN, Dale William

Dale William Ockerman, 69, of Glendale, died May 16, 1994. He was born in Gladwin, Michigan, and was a steam hammer assistant. Wife, Jeannette; daughter, Karma Medina; sons, Phillip Dale, Gregory Lee and Ronald Scott; sisters, Iva Veager and Vera Breaulet; five grandchildren. 19 May 1994.

OGAS, Mary O.

Mary O. Ogas, 76, of Glendale, died Jan. 31, 1994. She was born in Pima, Arizona, and was a homemaker. Survivors include her daughters, Nickie Matas and Irene Chavez' sons, Ernie Ochoa and Manuel Dominguez; three sisters; one brother; 22 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Services Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary. The Arizona Republic 2/3/1994.

OKERBERG, Gerda Kristina

16 December 1894 - February 1994


LeRoy L. Olinger, 66, of Tempe, died Jan. 29, 1994. He was born in Wheaton, Illinois, and was a public school custodian and a veteran. Wife, Patricia; daughter, Susan Castine; sons, Thomas, Lee, Jerry, Larry and Jack; one sister; one brother; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Henderson Funeral Home. 2/2/1994.

OLIVAS, Alvardo

Alvardo Olivas, 21, of Phoenix, died Nov. 3, 1994. He was born in Mexico and was a groundskeeper. Survivors include his mother, Heribertha; sisters, Maribel and Ismelda; brother, Ramon; and his grandparents. 5 Nov 1994.

OLIVAS, Michael A.

Michael A. Olivas, 22, of Phoenix, died Oct. 23, 1994. He was born in Phoenix. Survivors include his sisters, Molly Newsom and Cynthia; and brother, Daniel. 2 Nov 1994.

OLSEN, Ruth F.

Ruth F. Olsen, 79, of Phoenix, died June 14, 1994. She was born in Chicago and was a homemaker. Survivors include her daughters, Judy Randolph and Barbara Rusin; sons, Joe, Kenny and Royce; brother, John Land; 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services Beatitudes Life Care Center, 1712 W. Glendale. Published in the Arizona Republic 6/17/1994.


Betty Oliver, 80, of Phoenix, died June 10, 1994. She was born in Russia and was a restaurant owner. Brothers, Bernard, Albert and Mitchell Gross. Brown's Colonial Mortuary. 6/16/1994.

OLSON, Gladys Marie

Gladys Marie Olson, 81, of Winslow, died Nov. 2, 1994. She was born in Goodman, Missouri. Survivors include her daughter, Loretta Pugh; three grandchildren and seven grandchildren. Williams Cemetery, Winslow. 4 Nov 1994.

OLSON, Kenneth Axel

Kenneth Axel Olson, 89, of Glendale, died Feb. 4, 1994. He was a retired mechanical engineer, was born in Chicago. Survivors include his sons, Roger and Ron and one grandchild. Services private. Hansen Mortuary. the Arizona Republic 2/9/1994.

O'NEIL, Daniel Martin

Daniel Martin O'Neil, 79, of Phoenix, died Jan. 27, 1994. He was born in Chicago and was a planner and an Air Force veteran. Survivors include his wife, Mary; daughter, Mary Ann Behrend; sons, Daniel M., David J. and Thomas M.; sister, Dorothy Giampoli; two grandchildren. Services have been held. Greer-Wilson Funeral Home. Published in the Arizona Republic 2/3/1994.

OPAH, Rudy

Rudy Opah, 31, of Canyon Day, died Jan. 27, 1994. He was born in Whiteriver and was a movie projectionist. Daughter, Judy; son, Randy; one sister and five brothers. Services Reno Johnson Chapel, Canyon Day Jackson Mortuary. 2/5/1994.


Lois I. Orndorff, 78, of Mesa, a legal secretary, died Feb. 4, 1994. She was born in Marshall, Illinois. Survivors include her sisters, Dee Reschan, Margaret Butts (?), Mary Yelby (?) and Isabel Eldredge; brothers, Herbert W. and Dale Crumrin. Visitation Larry C. Melcher Mortuary, Mission Chapel, 6625 E. Apache Trail, Mesa. Published in the Arizona Republic Monday, February 7, 1994.

OROSCO, Eleanor S.

Eleanor S. Orosco, 74, of Chandler, a homemaker, died Feb. 6, 1994. She was born in Benson. Survivors include her husband, Manuel F.; daughter, Rose; son, Pete; sisters, Clara Crespin, Nadine Lopez, Sara Parsons, Luisa Buelna, Angie Leos, Maclovia Mendoza, Ysaura Bejarno and Aurelia Acosta; and brothers, Cornelio, Joe, Frank and Lupe Soza. Visitation Wednesday, Bueler Mortuary, 14 W. Hulet Drive, Chandler, with rosary. Mass Thursday St. Mary's Catholic Church, 280 W. Galveston St., Chandler. The Arizona Republic Tuesday, February 8, 1994.