Sandra Annelle S. Hudson
Sandra Annelle Stanlis Hudson, a former Wickenburg resident and a native of the community, died Jan. 24 at her home in San Diego. She was 42.
Ms. Hudson was born Aug. 17, 1958 in Wickenburg. She lived here until age 14, before moving to California.
Her father, Frank Stanlis, was town attorney in Wickenburg for many years and practiced law in the community until his death in 1973.
Her mother, Irene, worked for Wickenburg Community Hospital until moving to California in 1977. She died in 1997.
Survivors include her life's companion, Jon Henson; sister Susan Arriola; niece and nephew Rebecca and Jon Arriola; brother Craig Stanlis; nephews Jeff and Michael Stanlis; and stepsister Heather Yerxa.
Services have been held.
Ronald H. Walhgren
Ronald H. Walhgren of Yarnell, died Feb. 20. He was 65.
Mr. Walhgren was born Dec. 31, 1935 in Aurora, Ill.
He was a member of the American Legion.
He is survived by a sister, Rita Ness.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ivy Wahlgren.
Services have been held.
Walton L. Lloyd of Wickenburg, died Dec. 14, 2001. He was 76.
Mr. Lloyd was born May 13, 1925 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
He was a retired supervisor of a glass company, and a member of Jehovah's Witness since 1974.
Survivors include his wife, Ofelia; five daughters, three sons, four stepdaughters and two stepsons; two half sisters and two half brothers; 29 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22 at Wickenburg Kingdom Hall.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Hospice of the Valley and Hospice of Yavapai County.
All arrangements were by the Wickenburg Funeral Home.
Warren Clive Dorcey of Wickenburg, died Dec. 7, 2001. He was 62.
Mr. Dorcey was born Feb. 6, 1939.
He was a carpenter, journeyman tool and die maker, an entrepreneur, and finally, a gold miner.
We say goodbye to a man who is at peace, having achieved his life dream of gold mining in the mountains of Arizona and Colorado.
He is survived by his mother, Marcella Dorcey of Hale, Mich.; three brothers, Steve Dorcey of Hale, Randy Dorcey of Ft. Myers, Fla., and Martin Dorcey of Hale; three children, Karmyn Jeffries of Houston, Texas, Brett Dorcey of Phoenix, and Carla Decker of Minneapolis, Minn.; and three grandchildren, Megan Decker, Amanda Decker, and Andrew Jeffries.
All arrangements were handled by Frey Funeral Home.
Memorial services for Corris Gene Doss, 42, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22 at the Wickenburg Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow on Saturday, Dec. 29 in Gentry, Ark., before burial next to Gene's father, Corris Mallory Doss.
Gene passed away Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001. He was hospitalized in the Thunderbird Samaritan Medical Center in Glendale, for a period of three weeks following emergency surgery.
Gene was born Aug. 8, 1959 in Siloam Springs, Ark. He attended high school in Gentry, where he played a trumpet in the Gentry Pioneer Marching Concert Band. He served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany for two years.
Gene will be remembered most for his sense of humor, always smiling. He enjoyed fishing and loved his pets. He worked as a mechanic for most of his adult life.
Gene was saved and baptized in 1975 after attending the Arkansas Baptist Assembly church camp.
Loving survivors include his children, Corris Bradly Doss and Christina Gail Doss, both of Springdale, Ark.; his mother, Mary Coones of Congress; two sisters, Teresa Stewart of Owasso, Okla. and Regina Morris of Gentry, Ark.; one brother, Duane Doss of Gentry; grandparents S.E. and Marian Doss of Gentry; five nephews; and four nieces.
Gene was preceded in death by his father, Corris Mallory Doss, in 1969.
Ivan F. Lucky of Wickenburg, died Dec. 4, 2001 at Wickenburg Regional Medical Center. He was 88.
Ivan was born Jan. 28, 1913 in Talmage, Neb. He had lived in Arizona for the past 35 years, 15 of them in Wickenburg.
He spent several years in the CCC and patrolled beaches in West Palm Beach, Fla. during World War II.
He was the last sibling in the family of George and Florida (Polk) Lucky. There were six sisters and five brothers.
He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Corine E. Lucky, and one granddaughter, Jaylene Lucky, who resides in Wickenburg.
Additional survivors include a grandson and wife, Matt and Delania and one great-granddaughter, Jessica Carter of Scio, Ore.; two sisters-in-law of Okanagan and Seattle, Wash.; and many nieces and nephews.
Ivan did not have any children of his own but after he and Corine retired they took on the responsibility of a second family. They inherited two grandkids, Matt, age 3, and Jaylene, age 2, when they moved to Arizona from LaPine, Ore., where they had already built a home that they planned to live, where they could go fishing behind their house on the Little Deschutes River. They were avid hunters and also loved to travel and roam the desert with good buddies Ken and Bud, also Ivan's faithful companion, his dog Littlebit.
Services were held Dec. 10 at Frey Funeral home with burial following in the National Memorial Cemetery
Services for Marina (Minnie) Jaime Garcia of San Diego, Calif. were held Monday, Dec. 17 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Wickenburg. She was 81.
Mrs. Garcia died Dec. 9 in San Diego. She was a winter Wickenburg resident, and the wife of Joseph Garcia.
Marina was born to Jose and Librada Jaime in Williams, Ariz. on July 11, 1920.
She was a very family oriented person and always welcomed everyone into her home. Her house was always open to friends and family, and there was always room for one more at her table.
We will always remember Minnie's great sense of humor. Her laughter and smile would warm your heart; she never had an angry word to say other than ... ding dang it!
Minnie had so much love to share with her darling husband Joseph, whom she married on Nov. 14, 1942 ... they recently had their 59th anniversary.
In her later years she and Joe had two homes, one in San Diego with their children and the other in Wickenburg ... which they literally built together with their own two hands in the early 1950s.
Minnie was a very protective and loving wife and mother.
She is survived by her children, Vivian, George, Joey, Larry, and her first grandchild, Marcie, who became her fifth child.
Her children always knew their mother was special ... when she was 2 years old she lay dying of an ear infection ... only to be saved by a saint.
Because who else could walk barefoot on the snow and not leave footprints?
In her last days her family kept looking for another miracle from the saint who walked barefoot in the snow.
Minnie is survived by her grandchildren, Mo-Jo and Cindy; her great-grandchildren, Derek, Joseph III, Angelina, Larisa, Jacob, Gabriel, Adrian and Isaac; sisters, Paula, Mary and Lydia; and brother Frank.
Marina valued family relationships and recognized her extended family consisting of more than 44 nephews and nieces, 111 great-nephews and nieces; and 65 great-great nephews and nieces.
We will all miss "Aunt Minnie" and our heart goes out to her husband Joseph and her family.
It is hoped that we find some comfort in knowing that she was welcomed into heaven by all our other passed loved ones.
Marina's final resting place is in the Garcia Cemetery
in Wickenburg, where she was buried following ceremonies on Monday, Dec. 17.
The Wickenburg Funeral Home handled all the arrangements.
Marjorie E. Tillie, age 80, of Wickenburg, left her earthly tent and entered the presence of the Lord on Dec. 2, 2001, at the home of her daughter.
Marge was born in Guntown, Miss. on Sept. 4, 1921, the daughter of Clyde and W.E. Outlaw.
She contributed to the war effort in World War II by working in the shipyards at Pascagoula, Miss. When the war ended she entered the Shreveport Charity Hospital School of Nursing in Shreveport, La., graduating in June 1947. During her 40-year career as an R.N. Marge worked in hospitals and clinics, and acquired a reputation as a giver of nearly painless shots. When asked how she did it, she would say, "It's all in the wrist!"
Marge and her husband Elmo met while she was in nursing school and married on Dec. 31, 1947. His career in Civil Service took them to Victoria, Texas, and Boulder City, Nev., and retirement led them to Wickenburg in 1976. Elmo preceded her in death on April 29, 1981.
She is survived by a daughter, Margie Kellim (Charles) and two grandchildren, Elizabeth and Jeremy, of Scottsdale; sisters Janie Franklin of Baldwyn, Miss. and Lucille (Pug) Heitzenrader of Bakersfield, Calif.; numerous nieces and nephews; and many kind and loving friends.
Marge was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Wickenburg and greatly enjoyed the opportunities for service and friendship that she found there. Her family and friends will remember her as a kind, generous, encouraging person, and she will be greatly missed. A memorial service was held at the church on Monday, Dec. 17.
Marge received Christ as her personal savior in 1955 through the influence of a dear friend and it was always her heart's desire that others would also come to know him as their personal savior. Because of this, the family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in her name to "Special Mission Projects", Calvary Baptist Church, 930 E. Tegner, Wickenburg, Ariz., 85390.
Abagail Bishop of Lehi, Utah, returned to her heavenly father on Nov. 7, 2001. Abagail entered the world Jan. 23, 2001.
She brought much joy to her parents Mark and Kathy Bishop, and sisters Shelby, 4, and Sydney, 3, all of Lehi.
Also surviving are grandparents Steve and Doris Roberts of Wickenburg, and Ray and Peggy Bishop of Utah; uncle and aunt Doug and Annette Roberts of Wickenburg; cousins Kinzie Taylor Saydi and Tobi Roberts; and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins in Utah.
George J. Fiedler, Jr. of Congress, died Dec. 14, 2001 in Wickenburg. He was 64.
Mr. Fiedler was born Jan. 2, 1937 in Chicago, Ill. He had lived in Arizona for the past four years.
Survivors include his wife, Marian; daughter Barbara Firman; sons Jeffrey, Bradley and Kevin Nelson; sister-in-law Doris Pekas; brother-in-law Ray McGee; and 12 grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held today, (Wednesday, Dec. 19) at 9:30 a.m. at North Ranch Escapees Park. Fr. John Vogt will officiate.
Frey Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.
Mildred A. Kennedy
Mildred A. Kennedy passed away Sept. 23, 2002 at her home in Congress, with family members at her side.
She was 74.
She was born in El Reno, Okla., on April 14, 1928.
She was a bookkeeper for the family-owned construction company in California and an accomplished seamstress. She moved to Arizona six years ago from Olathe, Kan.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend, and she will be missed deeply.
She is survived by her husband Gene of Congress; daughters Connie Jensen and husband Robert of Denison, Iowa, and Lana Warnicki and husband Jim of Wickenburg; sisters Pauline Spurr of East Moline, Ill., and Ruth Ellison of El Reno, Okla.; brothers Jimmy Davis, Floyd Davis and Richard Davis of El Reno; grandchildren Tammie Nervig of Weston, Neb., Dwane Jensen of San Francisco, Calif., Robert Samuels of Vista, Calif., Candice Trejo of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Kerry Harlow of Borrego Springs, Calif.; and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at a later date in El Reno, Okla.
Frey Funeral Home in Wickenburg handled local arrangements.
Kenneth K. Randall
Kenneth K. Randall died Sept. 19 in Mesa.
He was 84.
Mr. Randall was born Feb. 7, 1918 in Hudson, Wyo.
He was a retired general automotive mechanic and a U.S. Army veteran.
Mr. Randall had lived in Arizona most of his life, and was a 46-year resident of Salome. He attended high school in Wickenburg and elementary school in Congress.
Survivors include his daughters Cheryl Montijo of Salome and Dianna Hancock of Tempe; brother Hobart Randall of Yarnell; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A gathering at Kenneth's home is scheduled for 5 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 6).
Contributions in his name may be made to the donor's favorite charity.
Arrangements were by the Wickenburg Funeral Home.