A Few Miscellaneous Biographies

HAGAR, Minnie Elizabeth Misenheimer

Minnie Elizabeth Misenheimer Hagar, Born in Mountain View, AR to Ira Worth Misenheimer and Jennie Dehls Misenheimer on March 5th, 1935. The day of her death was March 25th, 2010 in Dallas, TX. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Dr. John D. Misenheimer of Prescott, AZ and sisters, Esther Cothron of Indio, CA, and Ella Shaw, of Chino Valley, AZ and a nephew Lewis "Cookie" Misenheimer of Phoenix, AZ.She graduated from high school in Coachella, CA in 1953 and chose teaching as a career resulting in her graduation from Grand Canyon College in Phoenix, AZ in 1957. She was elected Home Coming Queen during her senior year and graduated with honors. Upon graduation she pursued a career in teaching, but after several years she changed careers and worked for Texas Power and Light for eleven years.
She married Jack E. Hagar on July 18th, 1971 and was married until his untimely death in 2004. The majority of her career was spent with her husband in the insurance and real estate business. She was a dedicated Republican in Dallas County, functioning as a precinct chairman for 20 years conducting elections and numerous other activities associated with the Republican Party. She attended the Republican National Convention in San Diego, CA in 1996 and frequently shared that President George W. Bush had kissed her on the cheek. She accepted Christ as her personal Savior at a young age in Indio, CA. A major highlight in her life was visiting Glorieta Baptist Encampment while attending Grand Canyon College. She dedicated many years of service at First Baptist Church of Dallas under the leadership of W.A. Criswell. She enjoyed twenty plus years teaching G.A.'s and Mission Friends at First Baptist.
She is survived by two brothers, Dub Misenheimer of Glendale, AZ and Ralph Misenheimer of Mountain View, AR. and many nieces and nephews including Alan and Jay Misenheimer, both Mountain View, AR, Dee Lance of Conway, AR; Randy Misenheimer and Lisa Phippen, both of Gilmer, TX, Mark Misenheimer of Glendale, AZ, Jean DeBono of Chino Valley, AZ, Karen Riconoscuito and Julie Cothron, both of California. She is also survived by numerous in-laws, grand nieces and nephews which she treasured and adored. Although she never had biological children, she spent the majority of her life nurturing multiple nieces and nephews, including many who lived with her and Jack in their home in Dallas. Elizabeth was known as a giving person, always extending gracious offers of food, clothing, household items and anything she felt would benefit individuals in need. Her benevolence was a characteristic that was not only heartwarming, but contagious to those around her. Her laughter brought joy to the hearts of others. She was dedicated to helping stray animals and nurtured them as if they were her children. Services were March 28, 2010 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel. Interment at Moran Cemetery in Moran, TX. The Dallas Morning News, Mar. 28, 2010

Harless, Meredith Howard

Meredith Howard Harless, 87, the first woman to broadcast on Arizona television in Scottsdale, Arizona. In 1941, the Oklahoma native became the first woman to broadcast a presidential inauguration over radio. She moved to Phoenix in 1948 with her husband, Richard Harless, who later became a Democratic congressman from Arizona . The Miami Herald June 21, 1996

HARRIS, Velma Lee

Velma Lee Harris, 81, of Sun City, a homemaker, died April 4, 1998. She was born in Santa Rita, NM. Survivors include her son, Franklin Davis; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation Golden Door Chapel, 11211 Michigan Ave., Youngtown. Services at the mortuary. Lundberg Golden Door. The Arizona Republic Tuesday, April 7, 1998 B4

HARRIS, Harold "Bo"

Harold "Bo" HARRIS, 72, of Mesa, Arizona, passed away May 5, 2005. He was a U.S. Army veteran and member of American Legion, Mesa Post #26. He was born to Albert and Anna HARRIS on June 1, 1932 in Morenci and lived in Arizona all of his life. He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers Arval and Gordon. He is survived by his beloved wife of 18 years, Marion, and children: Stephanie (Charles) PIERCE, Melanie WATKINS, Tiffany, Molly (Steven) UVUOVURHAYE and John; step-sons, Charles (Marilyn), Robert (JoAnn), Keith and Kevin WILSON; 11 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and his beloved dog, Bingo; sisters, Alta, Harbour and Betty HARRIS; nieces and nephews. A celebration of Harold's life was held at LDS - Thayer Park Ward, 2835 E. Des Moines St., Mesa.


In March, 1929, Miss Floy Hawkins became the first foreign missionary (China) to go out from Arizona Southern Baptists.

HASH, Ann R.

Ann R. Hash, a former opera singer with the Gamitte Opera Co. of Paris, died July 2, 1979, in Scottsdale Memorial Hospital. Mrs. HASH, 3550 E. Campbell, moved here in 1963 from California. She is survived by husband, Otto; daughter, Helen Maxine HUTCHINSON; a grandchild, and a sister. Private cremation was arranged at Paradise Chapel Funeral Home. Published in the Arizona Republic Friday, July 6, 1979, p. C-5.

HAYDEN, Charles Trumbull

Charles Trumbull Hayden, from Connecticut, had been a trader and freighter in Tucson since 1857 when he left there to establish a farm and flour mill on the Salt River in 1871. As an old freighter, he noticed the need for a dependable way across the river so he put a ferry into service, and the town that developed at that site was known as Heyden's Ferry. Later the name changed to Tempe at the suggestion of Darrell DUPPA who saw a similarity in the country to that of the Vale of Tempe in Greece.

HAYDEN, Charles Trumbull, Jr.

Charles Trumbull Hayden, born in 1877, was the son of the founder of Hayden's Ferry. He was a Tempe Councilman, Maricopa County Treasurer, Maricopa County Sheriff, and first elected Representative to Congress from Arizona after she achieved statehood in 1912, and later, the long time U. S. Senator from his state.

Carl Hayden

U.S. Senator
Carl Hayden was elected in 1911, making him Arizona's first congressman. He took office the next year when the Arizona Territory achieved statehood. Hayden, a Democrat, became a senator in 1926 and retired in 1968, nearly 42 years later. He was a member of the Tempe Town Council, Maricopa County treasurer, followed by his election as county sheriff. In Washington, he served as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. Hayden is credited with gaining the approval of the Central Arizona Project, called the last of the federal water projects in the West.

HAYS, Robert Earl

July 19, 1924 - June 1, 2011
Robert Earl Hays was born in Oklahoma City, OK., on July 19, 1924 and went home to his Lord and Savior on June 1, 2011. Rob-ert proudly served his country in the United States Coast Guard as a Gunners Mate during WWII. He surrendered to preach the Gospel in 1949 and attended Grand Canyon College in Prescott, AZ, and then in Phoenix, AZ, where he graduated in 1956. During his college years his first pastorate was to start a church in McNary, AZ. After graduation he moved his family to Holbrook, AZ where he taught school and pastored for 31/2 years. He also pastored churches in Overgard, AZ and Winslow, AZ. After receiving his Master's Degree from Arizona State College (NASU) in 1964 he moved his family to Del City, OK. He taught school in the Oklahoma City School System as well as working in Administration as a principal for several Oklahoma City Schools until his retirement in 1985. Robert served as interim Minister of Music at South Lindsay Baptist Church, Woods Baptist Church in Choctaw, OK. and served as part-time Education Minister, Interim Youth Minister, Interim Music Minister and a Deacon at Sooner Baptist Church, Midwest City, OK. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 yrs., Olive Hays; children, Janet L. Britton, Forney, TX, Robert L. Hays, Louisville, KY, and Mary E. Bauer, Midwest City, OK; sisters, Annie Maples, Highlandville, MO, Carrie Rollin, Lake Havasu City, AZ, and Carol Boyd, Canadian, OK; 9 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents Roscoe L. Hays, Sr. and Nettie Steward, 2 infant brothers, as well as brothers, Charles Hays, Roscoe L. Hays, and Paul Wilcox, and sister, Gladys Bradford. Visitation was Friday, June 3, 2011, Bill Eisenhour Funeral Home, Del City, OK. Services were Saturday, June 4, 2011, Sooner Baptist Church with Interment at Sunny Lane Cemetery. In lieu of flowers you may contribute to Baptist Disaster Relief or Falls Creek "For the Sake of the Call." The Oklahoma City Oklahoman, p. 13a. June 3, 2011

HAZELETT, Charles W.

Charles W. Hazelett Sr., 89, of Phoenix, a retired Army Colonel, died April 15, 1998. He was born in Ainsworth, Iowa, and was a World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War Army veteran. He was also a member of the Elks Lodge. Survivors include his daughter, Nancy Batterson; sons, Charles Hazelette Jr. and James Hazelett; sister, Martha Hazelett; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services Phoenix Memorial Park, 200 W. Beardsley Road, Phoenix. The Arizona Republic Monday, April 20, 1998


Ruth E. Heffelfinger, 95, entered into rest on November 1, 2005. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband Wayne W. Heffelfinger and her daughter Margaret Hutchins. She is survived by her son William W. Heffelfinger, her grandchildren Eric, Kari, Wesley, Keith, Christopher, Scott; and her great grandchildren Meagan, Marie, Brian, Christopher and Colton. Ruth attended college at Western Reserve, Kent State and graduated from Arizona State University. She was a fourth grade teacher in Mt. Vernon, Ohio. After relocating to Arizona she was a teacher for the Washington School District for over 30 years. Ruth was an active member in the Glendale Christian Church and served as a Deacon & Elder and in the choir. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Visitation and funeral services were at Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary 7924 N. 59th Ave., Glendale. Interment at Resthaven Park Cemetery. Published in The Arizona Republic on 11/4/2005.

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