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"T" Surnames, 1994 Arizona Obituaries and Abstracts

1994 Arizona Obituaries & Abstracts

TALBOT, John E. "Scott"

John E. "Scott" Talbot, 65, of Mesa, died June 15, 1994. He was born in Seattle and was a sales representative for Western Wear Retail. Wife, Vonda L.; daughter, Candy Baughman; sons, Douglas Hansen, David and Sean; and nine grandchildren. 6/17/1994.


Richard O. Tallakson, 69, of Phoenix, died Oct. 29, 1994. He was born in Duluth, Minnesota, and was a retired accountant and World War II Army veteran. Wife, Charlene. Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church. 11/1/1994.


Cleora Tallant, 85, of Mesa, died May 19, 1994. She was born in Omaha, Texas, and was a homemaker. Daughters, Sammye Myers, Gearldeen Ritchie, E. Christine Kumpe and Betty Louise Packard; brother, Floyd Smith; 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and three great-graeat grandchildren. Young Cemetery. 20 May 1994.


Edna M. Talley, 66, of Mirage, died Feb. 1, 1994. She was born in Sallisaw, Oklahoma, and was a grocery clerk. Husband, Orvil; daughter, Sherry MOORE; son, Pete RAINWATER; Stepson, Edwin; sister, Jody MADRID; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Lundberg Mortuary, Youngtown. 2/3/1994.

TANG, Susie

Susie Tang, 47, of Glendale, a teacher, was born in Phoenix and died June 14, 1994. Survivors include her husband, Ben W.; daughters, Tiffany and Ashley; son, Ryan; parents, Jean and James Wong; sisters, Jeannette Hing, Mary Wong, Betty Mah and Moon Tang; brothers, Jimm and Harry Wong. Northwest Chinese Baptist Church. 6/18/1994.


Marie Tanner, 86, of Peoria, died Aug. 21, 1994. She was born in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, and was a material control analyst and member of Eastern Star. Daughters, Patsy Rauch and Donna R. Phillips; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Contributions: St. Luke United Methodist Church, Peoria. 8/24/1994.

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TARDIBUONO, Mary Katherine

Mary Katherine Tardibuono, 78, of Glendale, a homemaker, died June 13, 1994. She was born in New York City. Survivors include her husband, Eustace; and sons, James Rizzo, Thomas, Edward and John. St. Louis the King Catholic Church, Glendale. Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary. 6/16/1994.

TATE, Eula Ruth

Eula Ruth Tate, 87, of Kansas City, Missouri, formerly of Phoenix, died Jan. 29, 1994. She was born in Wiseman, Arkansas, and was a grocery store owner. Survivors include her son, Robert G.; brother, Lowell; one grandchild and four grandchildren. {sic} Phoenix Memorial Park, 200 W. Beardsley, Phoenix. Feb. 1, 1994.

TATUM, John W.

John W. Tatum, 50, of Laveen, died Feb. 19, 1994. He was born in Benton, Arkansas, and was a business owner. Survivors include his son, Shane; mother, Dolores; two sisters. Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary. Published in the Arizona Republic 2/13,17/1994, B14.

TAYLOR, Ellen Berner

Ellen Berner Taylor, 76, of Carefree, died Feb. 6, 1994. She was born in Des Moines, Iowa, and was a homemaker. Husband, James L.; daughters, Edith Molumby and Barbara Birkos; son, J. Hall II; sister, Mary Elizabeth Pricer. Desert Hills Presbyterian Church, North Scottsdale Road and Carefree Highway, Carefree. Published in the Arizona Republic 2/9/1994.

TAYLOR, Ezekiel B.


TAYLOR, George Frank

George Frank Taylor, Jr., 41, of Coolidge, died June 13, 1994. He was born in Terre Haute, Indiana. Mother, Thelma. Private services. Simes Mortuary, Coolidge. 6/16/1994.

TAYLOR, Joy June

Joy June Taylor, 70, of Mesa, died Aug. 21, 1994. She was born in Altus, Oklahoma, and was a retired bookkeeper. Husband, Bill J.; daughters, Nancy and Karen; sons, Mike and Dennis; sisters, Jackie Ellington and Theda Cheaney; brother, Robert Wossum, Jr.; four grandchildren. Tempe Mortuary. 8/24/1994.

TAYLOR, Vivian P.

Vivian P. Taylor, 54, of Tucson, died Aug. 4, 1994. She was born in Phoenix and was an executive director for Housing Placement of the Mentally Ill. Daughters, Shawn Marcun and Shelby Steinborn; sister, Cathy Cponcel; brother, Bob Hargrove; and two grandchildren. St. Francis in the Foothills, Tucson. Tucson Mortuary. 8/6/1994.

TEGARDEN, Clarence

Clarence Tegarden, 74, of Mesa, died June 10, 1994. He was born in Benwood, W.VA, and was a mechanical engineer. Wife, Marion; daughters, Beth Smith and Chris Berman; son, C. F., Jr.; two sisters; two brothers and three grandchildren. Services Masonic Oriental Lodge #20. Green Acres Mortuary. 6/16/1994.

TELLES, Raul Castillo

Raul Castillo Telles, 63, of Phoenix, died May 17, 1994. He was a cook. Wife, Aurora; daughters, Lupe Pena, Horita and Rosilo Hernandez; sons, Ryan, Joel, Evan, Art and Greg Morales; and 10 grandchildren. Mass at Immaculate Heart Catholic Church. 5/23/1994.

TESSAY, Mikkelson

Mikkelson Tessay, 23, of Cibecue, died May 18, 1994. He was born in Whiteriver and was a construction worker. Survivors include his fiancee, Gine Lara; daughter, Robin Codi; son, Mark Derrick; parents, Clara Dale and Abner; sister, Denise Dale; brothers, Gilbert and Bernerd Dale; stepsister, Ginney; and stepbrother, Abner, Jr. Jackson Mortuary, Show Low. 22 May 1994.

THOMAS, Aaron Russell

Aaron Russell Thomas, 61, of Sacaton, died Aug. 1, 1994. He was born in Phoenix and was a laborer. Sons, Tobias Guy, Clayton James and Ryan Edward Harvey; parents, Mary and George; and brother, Peter Enos. Services St. Francis Catholic Church, Longmore and Thomas, Scottsdale. 3 August, 1994.

THOMAS, Bessie

Bessie Thomas, 70, of Phoenix, died Oct. 21, 1994. She was born in Greenville, S. C., and was a nurse. Sister, Margie EVANS. Sister, Margie EVANS. 11/4/1994.

THOMAS, Donald

Donald Thomas, 52, of Wickenburg, a biomed electronics technician at Del Webb Hospital, was born in Worthington, Minnesota, and was a Navy veteran. Survivors include his mother, Alice M. Wickenburg Municipal Cemetery, Wickenburg. The Arizona Republic 2/12/1994.

THOMAS, Gertrude

Gertrude Thomas, of Phoenix, a housekeeper, died June 12, 1994. She was born in Buffalo, Texas. Survivors include her sister, Willie Mae Baty. Visitation: 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Eastlake Chapel and Mortuary, 1715 E. Jefferson St. Services 1 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary. The Arizona Republic 15 June 1994.


Hollis Ann Kirkland Thomas, 2, of Phoenix, died March 20, 1994. She was born in Alexandria, Virginia. Mother, Margot Isaac; father, Michael Kyle, Sr.; stepfather, Edward Lee Goins; two brothers and grandparents, Camille and Floyd Taylor. River of Life Church, 7040 S. 40th Ave. Eastlake Chapel & Mortuary. 3/24/1994.

THOMAS, James Robert

James Robert Thomas, 65, of Phoenix, died May 17 1994. He was born in Cleveland and was a retired painter and decorator and Navy veteran. Wife, Esther Mae; daughter, Bonnie Kay Ackley; sons, Timothy Allen, Gregory John and Brian Keith; stepfather, Oscar Thomas; three grandchidlren. St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. 20 May 1994.


John A. Thomas, 82, of Peoria, died March 19, 1994. He was born in Cleveland and was the owner of a funeral home in Ohio and a member of the Masonic Lodge. Wife, Beatrice Laverne; daughters, Donna Tigert and Judi Dittmer; sons, David L. and John C.; sister, Helen Kloppman; and seven grandchildren. Lakeview United Methodist Church, Sun City. Camino Del Sol Funeral Chapel. 3/24/1994.

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Marie Thomas, 74, of Glendale, died Jan. 31, 1994. She was born in Midland City, Alabama, and was a supervisor in the garment industry. Survivors include her daughters Frances Plott and Shirley Webster; sisters, Irene Paramore and Geraldine Davis; eight grandchildren. Sunland Mortuary. 2/3/1994.

THOMAS, Robert Miles

Robert Miles Thomas, 71, of Phoenix, died Feb. 1, 1994. He was born in Ottawa, Illinois, and was a retired truck body builder and Navy veteran. Wife, Betty; daughter, Elaine Moore; sons, Melvin and Eugene; four sisters; three brothers; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 2/4/1994.

THOMAS, Williamae Doreatha

Williamae Doreatha Thomas, 53, of Scottsdale, died March 19, 1994. She was born in Washington, D.C. and was an information references analyst for the U.S. Department of Defense. husband, Josiah Cervantes, Sr.; daughter, Rosolyn Monique Roscoe; sons, Josiah Cervantes, Jr., and Vincent William; sister, Gwendolyn B. Brooks and Brenda J. Blocker; and brothers, John C. and William J. Blocker. Messinger Mortuary. 3/24/1994.

THOMPSON, Dorothy E.

Dorothy E. Thompson, 87, of Mesa, died Jan. 30, 1994. She was born in Kadoka, S. D., and was a bookkeeper. Stepdaughter, George Ann Reinholt; sister, Eva Spence; brother, Ernest Herman; numerous grandchildren. Services Trailer Village Social Hall, 3010 E. Main, Mesa. Henderson Funeral Home. 2/3/1994.

THOMPSON, Douglas L.

Douglas L. Thompson, 64, of Black Canyon City, died March 16, 1994. He was a heavy equipment mechanic, was born in Lawndale, California, and was a Vietnam War Marine Corps veteran. Wife, Dorothy; daughters, Barbara Ferris, Deborah Lamburtus and Linda Ferris; son, James; and 12 grandchildren Services Filthy FIve Clubhouse, Black Canyon City. Tolleson Funeral Home. 3/24/1994.

THOMPSON, James Delbert

James Delbert Thompson, 87, of Springerville, an electrical contractor, was born in Springerville and died June 15, 1994. Survivors include his wife, Lorene; daughter, Patsy Chapman; son, Dennis; sister, Katie Ellis; brother, Clifford; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. 6/18/1994.