Gilbert Alvarado, Jr.
Gilbert Alvarado, Jr., passed away on Wednesday, September 1, 2004. Gilbert was born February 24, 1981 in Douglas, AZ. His parents are Gilbert Alvarado, Sr. and Rosa Linda Christian. He was a student. Gilbert always had a smile on his face.
He is survived by his parents, father, Gilbert (Irma) Alvarado, Sr. of Douglas, AZ, mother, Linda Christian of Bisbee, AZ; Grandparents, Thomas James Christian of Olympia, WA and Yolanda Christian of Douglas, AZ; Armando (Alicia) Alvarado of Douglas, AZ, brother, Armando Alvarado of Douglas, AZ, brother, Johnny Alvarado of Douglas, AZ, sister, Meiling Christian of Bisbee, AZ, many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Rosary will be at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 7, 2004 at Bisbee Funeral Home, 1094 Hwy. 92 in Bisbee, AZ. Memorial Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 8, 2004 at St. Luke's Catholic Church, 1211 E. 15th Street in Douglas, AZ. Father Armando Espinosa will officiate. Assisting the family is Bisbee Funeral Home.
Raymond Leon Gill
Raymond Leon Gill, a long time former resident of Douglas, passed away in Las Cruces, New Mexico on September 5, 2004 at the age of 91.
Raymond Gill was born in Groom, Texas on February 12, 1913 to Bessie Mae Whatley Gill and Pressly Gerard Gill. He moved to Arizona in 1941 and worked for Safeway in Douglas, Globe, Safford and Tucson until he opened his own grocery store in Douglas. He later worked for the City of Douglas as Sales Tax Collector and then for the State of Arizona as a State Tax Auditor which is the job he held when he retired.
He was a strong supporter of the Douglas Elks Club and was a past Exhaulted Ruler. He also served as secretary treasurer for many years. After the death of his wife, he lived in Silver City, New Mexico and more recently in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister as well as his wife, Rosa Belle Townsend Gill on November 27, 1999 and his grandson, Lynn Robert Gill on May 24, 1974.
Mr. Gill is survived by his son, Donald B. Gill and his wife, Janet Maddux Gill of Las Cruces, New Mexico and his daughter, Patricia Ann Gill Moore and husband, Jerry Moore of Bandera, Texas.
He is also survived by five grandchildren, Candy Milam, Leisa Gill, Vicki Lynn, Mark Gill and Bruce Moore. There are also ten great-grandchildren, Lynn Allen, Kari Allen, Shane Gill, Joshua Luke Gill, Eric Frisby, Andrea Illingworth, Mathew Illingworth, Cassi Moore, Joshua Glenn Gill and Jessica Gill. He also had two great, great-grandchildren, Kayla Ann Gill and Emma Rose Gill.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 11, 2004 at the Brown Page Mortuary Chapel with BPO Elks Lodge #955 officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
Pallbearers who will serve will be Mark Gill, Lynn Allen, Shane Gill, Josh L. Gill, Eric Frisby and Mathew Illingworth. Honorary pallbearers will be Bruce Moore, Josh G. Gill, Andrea Illingworth, Kari Allen and Don Milam.
Brown Page Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Mario F. Reyes
Mario F. Reyes, known by his friends as Camaleon, departed this world on September 2, 2004 at the Tucson Medical Center.
Mario was born September 8, 1947 in Douglas, Arizona. He was preceded in death by his parents, Macedonio and Antonia Reyes, his brother, Pablo Reyes and sister, Maria Martinez. Mario was very proud to have been a Vietnam Era and peacetime veteran from 1967-77. During his two tours in Vietnam he served in the helicopter medical unit. In August 1970 he received a Bronze Star Medal for heroism in the ground combat of February 1, 1970 in Vietnam. During his tours in Maryland, Texas and Germany he also received numerous Army Commendation Medals for Meritorious Service and Meritorious Achievement. He was a member of the American Legion.
He is survived by his daughters, Lisa, Susie (Beto), and his sons, Mario (Gabriela), Albert, Michael and 15 grandchildren, all from Phoenix.
Brothers, Rey (Stella) from CA., Celedonio (Gloria) from Douglas and Ricardo (Maria) Alvarez from Phoenix. Sisters, Jennie Molina, Concepcion (Jesus) Acosta, Marcella Robles, Antonia (Ricardo) Hernandez, Andrea (Manuel) Amarillas, all from Douglas, and Barbara (Tony) Vasquez from Phoenix.
A Memorial Rosary will be recited at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 11, 2004 at St. Luke's Church followed by a Memorial Mass at 10:30 a.m. with Father Gilbert Malu officiating.
Arrangements by Brown Page Mortuary.
Albert J. Wells
Mr. Albert J. Wells, former Douglas resident, passed away September 7, 2004 at his home in Tempe, Arizona.
Mr. Wells was born June 16, 1926 in Douglas, Arizona to Jefferson A. and Frances Solomon Wells.
He attended local schools, graduating from Douglas High School in 1944. After graduating, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served on the U.S.S. Altamaha in the South Pacific during WWII. After his honorable discharge he attended the University of Arizona majoring in Chemistry. He worked for a time in San Diego at the ship yards then attended the Institute of Foreign Trade in Glendale, Arizona. He later worked for Caterpillar Equipment in Peoria, Illinois then for Dutch Boy Paints in Dallas, Texas. He also lived in Hawaii for two years prior to returning to Arizona where he worked for Motorola for 25 years, retiring in 1996.
Surviving is his wife, Dorothy Wells of Tempe, Arizona. Son, Daniel Wells of Houston, Texas. Sisters, Vivian M. Howe of Tempe, Arizona and Mabel M. Callaway of Douglas, Arizona.
Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 11, 2004 at the Calvary Cemetery
with Military graveside services by the American Legion and VFW.
Brown Page Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Andrea A. Miranda
Born February 4, 1920 in Pirtleville, Arizona, passed away September 07, 2004.
Preceded in death by her late husband, Jesus L. Miranda.
Andrea leaves behind her legacy of the joy to dance. Her strong will, energy, and the love for her family will never be forgotten. Her family would like to thank Gambro dialysis center on Ajo and 16th avenue for all their support and love.
Survived by her two children, Daniel Miranda (Enedina) and Yolanda Robles (Alfonso);
Sister, Julia Parra. Andrea also had nine grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Saturday, September 11, 2004 from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Carrillo's Tucson Mortuary (South Chapel) 240 S. Stone Ave. A service will be offered on Sunday, September 12, 2004, 9:00 am at Carrillo's Tucson Mortuary.
Arrangements by Carrillo's Tucson Mortuary, Inc.
Roberto C. "Pancho" Castillo
Roberto C. "Pancho" Castillo passed away August 17, 2004 in Tucson.
Pancho was born on September 5, 1925 and was a longtime resident of Douglas. He was a member of the VFW and the American Legion. He was preceded in death by son Frank S. Castillo.
Roberto is survived by brothers Reymundo (Molly) Castillo of Sierra Vista, Ramon (Enedina) Castillo of Douglas, Miguel (Irene) Castillo of Utah and Ernesto Castillo of New Jersey. He is also survived by his children Margaret (Bob) Warren of North Carolina, Robert S. (Dody) Castillo of San Manuel, Arizona, Irene Castillo of Colorado, Dora (Reyes) Rios of Tucson, Arizona, Christina (Steve) Rue of Tucson, Arizona and Deborah (Eddie) Montes de Oca of Tucson, Arizona. He is also survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 18, 2004 at St. Luke's Church. Burial will immediately follow at Calvary Cemetery.
Ramon Ochoa Camacho
October 23, 1931 - December 10, 2008
Ramon Ochoa Camacho quietly passed away on December 10, 2008 in the loving arms of his family in Phoenix, Arizona. He was 77 years old. Ramon was born on October 23, 1931 to the late Jesus and Manuela Camacho in Pirtleville, Arizona. Ramon is survived by his wife of 55 years, Irma, his brothers Mike Camacho (Sally) and Joe Camacho, his sisters Margie Estrepo (Miguel), Angie Leon (Juan), and Nellie Cornejo. Also surviving are his sons, Ray Camacho, Jr. (Carol), Jesse Camacho, Steve Camacho and Daughters, Patricia Camacho, Susan Gongora, Anabell Garcia, Cecilia Langham (Dewey) and Michelle Hurtado (Eddie). Ramon is also survived by 22 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren, which he had the great pleasure of meeting and holding every single one. Preceded in death were his Sisters Katie Garcia and Rosa Camacho.
Ramon enlisted in the United States Army on July 24th, 1950 and served as a Military Police Man during the Korean Conflict, earning the Korean Service Medal with three bronze stars, the United Nations Service Medal and the Occupation Medal for his service in Tokyo, Japan. Ramon was honorably discharged in 1953.
On September 13, 1956, Ramon married Irma Franco of Agua Prieta, Sonora Mexico in Bisbee, Arizona. Ramon held several positions, working in the late 40’s and early 50’s for Southern Pacific Rail Road in Rodeo, New Mexico, to his true passion where he excelled as an automotive mechanic and an accomplished and very sought after transmission re-builder. Ray was a successful businessman as the owner of Superior Transmissions for several years until his retirement. Still after his retirement, people would look for Ray at his home for his “superior” services.
God looked around his garden, and He found an empty place. And then He looked down upon the earth, and saw your tired face. He put His arms around you, and lifted you to rest. God's garden must be beautiful, He always takes the best. He knew that you were suffering, He knew you were in pain, He knew that you would never get well on earth again. He saw the road was getting rough, and the hills were hard to climb, so He closed your weary eyelids, and whispered "Peace be thine." It broke our hearts to lose you, But you didn't go alone, for part of us went with you, The day God called you home.
Dad’s sense of humor and quick witted sarcasm will never be forgotten….
Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.
I love you Viejo…..We will miss you….You were a great Dad, Grandfather, Great-grandfather, brother and friend…..
A Rosary for Ramon will be recited at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 14, 2008 at the St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Pirtleville. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, December 15, 2008 also at St. Bernard’s Church with Father Gilbert Malu officiating. Following his wishes he will be cremated following the Mass with burial of his ashes being held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 16, at the Sacred Heart Cemetery
in Pirtleville with Military Honors by the Fort Huachuca Honor Guard.
Brown Page Mortuary is in charge of arrangements, 364-3434
April 15, 1918 - December 18, 2008
Carlota Vasquez was born on April 15, 1918 in Villa Hidalgo, Sonora, Mexico and died on December 18, 2008 surrounded by her loving family.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Carlota and Lucas Vasquez; brothers and sisters Carlos, Lucas, Elvia, Carmen, Rosita Vasquez and Ernestina Sierra.
She is survived by her daughters Yoli Contreras and Diana Villicana, 3 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
She is also survived by her brother Jesus (Eloise) Vasquez, Adela (the late Albert) Christiansen, Socorro (the late Victor) Martinez and several nieces and nephews.
Rosary will be held Monday December 22, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. at Adair Funeral Chapel. A Mass of Resurrection will be held on Tuesday, December 23, 2009 at St. Luke’s Church. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Victor Martinez, Leonardo Martinez, Adolfo Martinez, Miguel Angel Martinez, Jesus Vasquez, Fabian Contreras.
Arrangements by Adair Douglas Funeral Home.
Jere Langford Jones
September 21, 1938 - December 3, 2008
Jere Langford Jones, 70 years old, died December 3,2008 In Pinetop Arizona.
He was born September 21,1938 in Douglas, Arizona to the late Everett Jay Jones Sr. and Wilma Howard Jones.
Jere is survived by his brother Everett Jay Jones Jr. (Joan), and his children Julie (Mike Mitchell) Jones ofEagar, Chris (Diane) Jones ofPeoria, Dana (Oscar) Acosta ofGlendale, and David Jones of Anthem. Also his grandchildren Lindsey, Jeremy, Cariy, Jennifer, Alex, Megan, Jessica, Brian, and Jocelyn and his former wife, Vicki Jones of Phoenix. He also is survived by nieces and nephews, Jill Jones Forsythe (Nick), Lori Jones Stathis (John), Everett Jay Jones III (Laurie), and Lee Jones (Rosie).
Jere was raised in Douglas and worked in the insurance industry for many years. He also workedat Jones Mobile Homes and the Kawasaki dealership before moving to Pinetop, Arizona. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.
He was preceded in death by son Brian Jones in 1970 and his second wife Shannan Jones in 2004. Private family services were held in Pinetop, Arizona.
Clarence Thomas Bishop
July 24, 1917 - December 12, 2008
Clarence Thomas "Tom" Bishop, 91, passed away on December 12, 2008. The second oldest of 7 children, Tom was born on July 24, 1917 in Kinta, Oklahoma to Luther and Gertie Bishop. He attended Quinten High School in Oklahoma, but chose to leave high school early to help with the family farm. On August 16, 1940, he enlisted in the United States Army, Company #879th Ordinance, Heavy Vehicle Maintenance where he served in the Philippines and Hawaii until he was honorably discharged on March 6, 1946. He returned to Douglas, Arizona, where his family had moved and where he met his wife, Louise Watts Bishop. They were married on September 14, 1946 and lived in Phoenix, Arizona and San Diego, California until they moved to Douglas, (Paul Spur) Arizona where Tom worked many years at the Paul Lime Plant.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Bishop and is survived by his sons Tom Bishop (Kim Cadena) and Michael Bishop (Pam Bishop), and daughter Cyndy Bishop Caccavale (Sal Caccavale). He was "Papa" to grandsons Josh (Maria), Brandon (Sherry), Nathan, Rocky (Jennifer), Michael (Dawn) and Tony (Mesha), to granddaughter Bevin (Donny), as well as Great Grandpa to Hunter, Kaian, Joaquin, Sam, Hannah, Lola and Giada. His great loves in life were his family, his Country, his dogs and growing his trees and gardens. A kind and gentle man, he
was loved by all and will truly be missed by all who knew him.
Our sincere gratitude and appreciation goes to the loving, compassionate caregivers at Providence Home for making him part of their family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimers Foundation. Services will be held at the Northminster Presbyterian Church at Ft. Lowell and Tucson Blvd. on December 27th, 2008 at 1:00 p.m.
Arrangements by Bring's Broadway Chapel, Tucson, AZ.
April 24, 1925 - December 29, 2008
The Bovio Family has said farewell to the strongest rock of their foundation.
Baudelia Bovio Espinoza was born on April 24, 1925 to Serapio Espinoza and Guadalupe Rodriguez.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Carlos Bovio.
Baudelia passed away peacefully and in the arms of her loving family on December 29, 2008 at Tucson Medical Center.
Baudelia is survived by her children Catalina, Carlos, Elizabeth, Jane, Guadalupe and Gloria as well as by her granddaughter Elizabeth, 18 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.
“Nana Bau” we love you and will forever remember your strength and wisdom, but we rest in knowing that you are now in the arms of our Lord!
Rosary will be Thursday, January 1, 2009 at Brown Page Mortuary at 7:00 p.m.
Mass will be held on Friday, January 2, 2009 at Immaculate Conception Church at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow on that day at the Douglas Cemetery.
Guadalupe R. Valenzuela
December 12, 1920 - December 31, 2008
Longtime Douglas resident, Mrs. Guadalupe R. Valenzuela passed away Wednesday, December 31, 2008 in Tucson, Arizona. Mrs. Valenzuela was born December 12, 1920 in Naco, Sonora to Francisco and Maria Ramirez. She was preceded in death by her husband Alberto G. Valenzuela and her sons Art and Abelardo “Bill” Valenzuela. Guadalupe is survived by her daughter, Frances Valenzuela and her sons, Alberto (Laura), Adolfo (Sara), Alfonso (Irene), Alejandro (Lupe), Arnold (Alice), Adam (Brenda), Armando and Mario Valenzuela. She is also survived by her 27 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A Rosary for Guadalupe will be recited at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 5, 2009 at the St. Luke’s Catholic Church. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 6, 2009 also at St. Luke’s Church with Father Gilbert Malu officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers who will serve are Tony Valenzuela, Steve Valenzuela, Mark Valenzuela, Danny Valenzuela and Alex Valenzuela. Honorary Pallbearers are Arnold Philip Valenzuela, Frank Valenzuela, Enrique Valenzuela, Michael Angelo Valenzuela, Armando Valenzuela, Jr., Larry Valenzuela, Mario Valenzuela and Steve M. Valenzuela.
Brown Page Mortuary is in charge of arrangements, 364-3434
Walter Dewey White
August 7, 1934 - December 29, 2008
WALTER DEWEY WHITE, of Pearce/Sunizona died December 29, 2008 in Tucson at the age of 74. Dewey was born in Black Horse, OH on August 7, 1934 to Walter H. White and Pauline Finch White. He served in the US Air Force and was a retired Correction Office for the Arizona Department of Corrections. Survivors include his wife Jetty, and children Billy Pace, Susie Walser, Cricket Alvarez, Sammy Grey and Kevin White. Dewey is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. At his request no services will be held. Cremation was under the direction of Westlawn Chapel, Mortuary and Crematorium of Willcox, AZ.
Mary Elizabeth Grimm
August 31, 1930 - December 31, 2008
Mary Grimm passed away on December 31, 2008 at Southeast Arizona Medical Center.
Mary E. Henaman, the daughter of “E.E.” and Cora Ellen (Mason) Hernaman, was born August 31, 1920 in Estherville, Iowa. Mary graduated from Estherville High School, she attended Cornell College and graduated from the University of Iowa in 1942 with a B.A. in speech and drama where she was a member of the Delta Gamma Sorority. She was honored by being Hawkeye Beauty Queen, Pep Queen and Miss Lillian Russell.
On November 23, 1944, Mary was united in marriage to R. Sterling “Doc” Grimm. They were devoted to each other for 63 years.
During World War II they lived in New York and San Francisco.
The couple made their homes in Estherville and spent summers on beautiful Spirit Lake. They owned Grimm Drug Store and were in partnership in Henaman Motor Co. In 1969 they moved to Arizona, which they loved.
During her life she participated in PEO, Panhellenic, Hospital Auxiliary volunteering and PTAs, Ocotillo Club and numerous bridge clubs.
Mary will be remembered by her family and friends for her kind and nurturing heart, her smile and laughter, her sense of humor and her ability to tell a great story at the many parties she loved to host.
Mary is survived by three children; Julie (Bob) Gunst of Englewood, Colorado; Barbara Larson of Anoka, Minnesota and Jim Grimm of Double Adobe, Arizona. She is also survived by her grandchildren Cory, Melissa, Jennifer, Kelley and many family members and friends.
Preceding Mary in death were her husband Doc; parents; and brother, Bill Henaman of Loveland, Colorado.
A private family only ‘Celebration of Life” service was held on January 9th in her honor.
The family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Christopher Spooner, Dr. F. Tanvir and all other hospital employees. A very special thank you also to her numerous Douglas friends.
The family requests memorials to the Mary Grimm Memorial, 2550 15th St., #201, Douglas, AZ 85607 to plant rose bushes in her honor at Geronimo Trails Rose Garden and evergreens on the south shore of Big Spirit Lake where she spent summers most of her life.
Funeral arrangements by Brown Page Mortuary.