Charles G. McClure, 74 of Fountain Hills passed away on Dec. 9, 2000.
A memorial service was held on Monday, Dec. 11 at Church of the Ascension in Fountain Hills.
Mr. McClure is survived by his wife Carolyn; and his children, Charles, of Bloomfield Hills, Minn., Michael of Glendale, Ariz., John of Phoenix and Heidi Woerdeman of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a sister Virginia Wynne of Sugarland, Texas; seven grandchildren, two nieces and two nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Association, Arizona Chapter, 1028 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85006-2622 or Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 84014.
William "Bill" Carroll, 55, of Fountain Hills died Dec. 10, 1999.
Born Nov. 6, 1944 in Stevenson, Ala., Mr. Carroll had worked in the high tech plumbing inspection field.
Survivors include his wife, Linda, of Fountain Hills; daughter, Kim Huchel of Telluride, Colo.; sons, James Carroll (Angela) of Fountain Hills, and Ken Huche of Mesa; mother, Mildred Carroll of Bridgeport, Ala.; sisters, Martha Lehr, Georgia Talley and Mildred Sawyer, all of Alabama; and a brother, Johnny Carroll of Alabama.
Visitation was held Dec. 13 at Messinger Fountain Hills Mortuary, with a service Dec. 14 at Christís Church of Fountain Hills.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014 or American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 5377, Phoenix, AZ 85010.
Colonel Douglas H. "Jack" Frost, USAF (Ret.), passed away Dec. 5, 1999 at the age of 79.
Born in Vernon, Texas on Nov. 27, 1920, he was raised in Farmers Valley, Texas and attended Texas Tech University.
Col. Frost began his 30-year military career during World War II as a navigator on B-24 bombers flying combat missions in the South Pacific. He entered pilot training after World War II and later commanded both bomber and fighter squadrons.
Col. Frost flew over 100 combat missions in the F-4 Phantom during the Vietnam War. His affiliation with the "River Rats" was a source of pride for him for the remainder of his life. He was recently active in Dadelians.
He later served in the test pilot program at Edwards Air Force Base and finished his career in 1972 as the base commander of Nellis AFB.
Col. Frostís retirement years were filled with activity, working as a trans-oceanic ferry pilot. At the age of 78, he made his final flight, delivering an Air Tractor from Spain to South America, crossing the Andes enroute. He enjoyed his winters in Arizona and summers in New Hampshire in a never-ending quest to win money from fellow golfers.
Col. Frost was married to Louise Champagne for 32 years and is the father of six Ė Doug Jr., Fountain Hills; David of Los Angeles, Calif.; Danielle of Houston, Texas; Dennis of Concord, N.H.; Danica of St. Louis, Mo.; and Dominique Parker of Houston.
He will be especially missed by his four loving grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Georgia Duke of Salinas, Calif., Tharon Aulds of Vernon, Texas; Daris Simmonds of Arlington, Texas; and a brother, Jack, of Vernon, Texas. He was loved by many and will be missed.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the New Hampshire Veteransí Home in Tilton, N.H. 03276.
Visitation was held Dec. 10 at Messinger Fountain Hills Mortuary. Services were held Dec. 11 at the Luke AFB Chapel.
Frederick Jewell, 69, of Fountain Hills died Dec. 9, 1998 in Mesa.
Born Oct. 8, 1929 in Newark, N.J., he moved machinery for a rigging company during his adult career.
He was a U.S. Army veteran and was a member of the American Legion Post No. 58 in Fountain Hills.
Survivors include his wife, Antonie Jewell of Fountain Hills.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, Dec. 17, at 11 a.m. at Messinger Fountain Hills Mortuary, 12065 N. Saguaro Blvd.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Dignita Hospice Care, 202 E. Earll, Phoenix, AZ 85012.
Victor Feliciano, Jr. 38, of Fountain Hills passed away suddenly on Dec. 12, 2000.
He was born June 9, 1962 in Bronx, New York. After living for more than a decade in California, he moved to Arizona with his family in 1990 and settled in Fountain Hills in 1994.
Victor worked as an aircraft maintenance mechanic for United Parcel Service since 1988. He was very active in youth sports as he coached soccer, Little League and Minor League teams. He was a former board member of Little League as well as equipment manager for three years.
His smiling face will be missed at McDowell Mountain Elementary School where he was a frequent volunteer. He loved to play on the Fountain Hills Menís Softball League. His friends would like to share that they are glad they had a chance to know him.
Victor is survived and will be deeply missed by his wife Freda, daughter Jasmin and son Nicholas, all of Fountain Hills; his mother and stepfather Margie and Lou Lugo, Sr. of Glendale; father and stepmother Victor, Sr. and Maritza Feliciano of Bronx, N.Y.; brothers, David Lugo of Avondale, Ariz., Christian Feliciano of Bronx, N.Y. and Louie Lugo, Jr. of Glendale, Ariz.; sister Aida Feliciano of New York, and various cousins, aunts and uncles in New York, Connecticut and California.
Visitation was held Dec. 15, at Messinger Fountain Hills Mortuary. Services were held Dec. 16, at the Church of the Ascension, Fountain Hills. Interment is at Paradise Memorial Gardens in Scottsdale.
Plans are being made to establish an account in Victorís name for his children.
Betsy Nelson Norrick, 70, of Rio Verde died Dec. 11, 2000. She formerly lived in Fountain Hills and New Canaan, Conn.
Born in Marietta, Ohio, she was preceded in death by her husband, George H. Norrick, of New Canaan.
Survivors include her daughters, Cynthia G. Bicking of Bridgeport, Conn. and Mary Elizabeth Hopkins of Crestview, Fla.; son, G. Clay Norrick of Fountain Hills; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Also, brothers Herb Nelson and wife Betty of Solon, Ohio and Ronald Nelson and wife Janet of Lancaster, S.C.; sisters, Sue Butts of Fleming, Ohio and Geri Lemely and husband Donald of Charleston, W.Va.; several nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at the Community Church in Rio Verde at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21.
At a later date a memorial service will be held at the Church of Christ in Trumbull, Conn. followed by interment at Lakeview cemetery, New Canaan, Conn.
Flowers accepted or donations may be made to Thomas J. Pappas School for Homeless Children c/o Erna Lee Phelps, 355 N. 5th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85003; phone, (602) 452-4750
Pearl Ruzich, born in Chicago, Ill. March 18, 1919, passed away Dec. 17, 2000.
Pearl was a very loving and devoted wife to Steve, a wonderful mother to Russ and Jeff and a caring mother-in-law to Linda and Denise, and a generous and loving grandmother to Lara, Kurt, Chad and Kyle.
Her ready smile, selfless character and courage will be greatly missed by all.
Lara, her granddaughter, wrote these thoughts to express what a wonderful grandmother Pearl was to her, Kurt, Chad and Kyle:
"As I reflect upon my childhood memories I find that you are within all the ones that I have come to cherish the most, the ones so joyous and dear that will embrace my heart forever, as your grandchild; As a grandchild who you taught to play cards and draw, as a grandchild who you read stories to and stuffed with so many sweets;
As a grandchild to whom you gave so much of your time to nurture and grow; As a grandchild who you filled with so many memories that your presence will always be near.
"You have touched the lives of many and blessed our family with happiness, you have made my childhood a dream come true that I will never forget, for every time I close my eyes I relive these treasured moments and think how grateful I was to share them with you.
"For a grandmother that makes your childhood memories so perfect, is in but only a few, and you were the bestÖ"
Send any donations to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 5377, Phoenix, AZ 85010.
Rodger W. Wilcox, 77, of Fountain Hills died Dec. 13, 2000.
Born Feb. 3, 1923 in Grand Rapids, Mich., he had worked as a computer field engineer during his adult career.
Mr. Wilcox was a U.S. Army veteran from World War II and Korea and was a member of the Fountain Hills Car Club.
He leaves behind his wife, Alice Wilcox, of Fountain Hills.
A service and visitation were held Dec. 16 at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church. Interment will be at National Memorial cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix.
Memorial contributions may be given to Azusa Pacific University, 901 E. Alosta Ave., Azusa, CA 91702; Sunshine Acres Childrenís Home, 3405 N. Higley Road, Mesa, AZ 85205; or the Nature Conservancy, 333 E. Virginia Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004.
Nell A. Hayungs, 64, of Fountain Hills died March 11, 1999.
Born Nov. 18, 1934 in Moberly, Mo., she was a homemaker.
Mrs. Hayungs was a member of the Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church, a member of MENSA and was valedictorian of the class of 1954 at Moberly Jr. College in Moberly, Mo. She received her bachelor of arts in psychology from the University of Kentucky in 1956.
Mrs. Hayungs was a very active member and leader of Presbyterian Womenís church groups in Overland Park, Kan.
She is survived by her husband, Carl Hayungs of Fountain Hills; son, Brian Carl Hayungs of Manhattan, Kan.; daughters, Joyce Lynn Moellinger of Wichita, Kan. and Linda Ann Huggins of Lansing, Kan.; brother, Charles Polson of Lynwood, Wash.; sister, Joanna Stoner of Moberly, Mo.; and three grandchildren.
A memorial service is being held today, March 17, at 1 p.m. at Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church, 13001 N. Fountain Hills Blvd. Interment will be at the Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church Columbarium.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Mayo Clinic, 13400 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85259 or to the Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church, 13001 N. Fountain Hills Blvd., Fountain Hills, AZ 85268.
Eunice A. (McCracken) Rhoades died March 8, 1999.
She is survived by her husband, C.F. "Dusty" Rhoades, with whom she had resided in Fountain Hills for 13 years.
Services were held at the Camp Verde United Methodist Church on March 13. She was born in Camp Verde in 1933.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower, Phoenix, AZ 85014-5656.
Gordon Mike, 45, of the Fort McDowell Indian Community died Oct. 7, 1998 at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn.
Born in Sacaton, Ariz., Mr. Mike worked as a foreman at Fort McDowell Sand & Gravel.
He attended Sherman High School and Scottsdale Community College, and Mr. Mike was a member of the Fort McDowell Pentecostal Church.
Survivors include his wife, Leanne Mike; sons, Arlen Mike, Nathan Gonzales, Gordon Roehrig, Bronson Roehrig and Arlie Mike; daughters, Connie Pettea and Hannah Gonzales; sister, Glenda Mike; and five grandchildren.
An all-night visitation was held at the Mike residence Oct. 11, and a funeral service was held Oct. 12 at the Fort McDowell Arbor. Interment was at Fort McDowell cemetery.
James Elda L. Goodwin, 75, of Fountain Hills died Oct. 10, 1997.
Born in Cuba, Mo., Mr. Goodwin was retired as an over-the-road truck driver. He also served as a long-time ranger for the Fountain Hills Golf Club.
Mr. Goodwin also was a U.S. Army veteran from World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth; daughter, Linda Moore of St. Louis, Mo.; sons, Richard of Fountain Hills and Tracy of Phoenix; brother, Harold of Fountain Hills; and four grandchildren, Chapin, Camryne, Nicardo and Agustino.
Visitation was held Oct. 14, with a service scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at Messinger Fountain Hills Mortuary, 12065 N. Saguaro Blvd.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Arizona Humane Society, 9226 N. 13th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85021.
Louise C. Grillo
Louise C. Grillo, 85 of Fountain Hills died Sunday, April 8 in Scottsdale.
Ms. Grillo was born August 23, 1915 at Framingham, Mass. She was a homemaker.
Ms. Grillo is survived by two brothers, John Chiariello of Rhode Island, and Joseph Chiariello of California; two sisters, Helen Berrini of Florida and Mary Parlato of Massachusetts; as well as several nieces and nephews.
The family is suggesting memorial contributions to the American Lung Association, 102 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85003.
Vincent (Pete) Smith
Vincent (Pete) Smith, 68 passed away April 7, 2001 in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Mr. Smith was born on June 18, 1932 in Grand Forks, N.D., the son of Frank and Edna Smith.
He was employed by the Grand Forks Seed, Co. and by Terra Chemical International, and he was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his wife, Judy Rae (Rossow); one son Vincent Peter (Virginia), Colfax, ND; one daughter Suzanne (Joseph) DeSerto, Chicago, IL; one sister Barbara (Ralph) McDowell, Zionsville, IN; one brother Robert, Grand Forks, ND; three grandchildren, Michaela, Joseph and Hannah; three step-grandchildren, Rachel, Tony and Michael, 13 nieces and nephews and many, many friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother Richard.
A memorial services was held at the Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, April 10. Memorial contributions may be made to the Phoenix Childrenís Hospital, 1300 N. 12th Street, #404, Phoenix, AZ 85006.