Diane M. Lane
Diane M. Lane of Fountain Hills died here Oct. 24, 1998. She was 68.
Mrs. Lane was born Nov. 27, 1929 in Alhambra, Calif. and worked most of her life as a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, Dal D. Lane of Fountain Hills; a son, Don E. Peters of Delta, Colo.; two daughters, Terri L. Raimonde (James) of Mesa, and Laurie A. Peters of Cedaredge, Colo.; her close friend, Lyle Peters of Mesa; and five grandchildren.
Mrs. Lane was preceded in death by her son, L.D. Peters.
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 P. Amaral
James P. Amaral, 73, died Dec. 24, at home in Fountain Hills.
Mr. Amaral was born June 16, 1924, at Somerset Centre, Mass. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Lt. Colonel. He served in the military during World War II, Korea and Vietnam.
Mr. Amaral was a member of the Twirley Birds (helicopter pioneers), The Club, Church of the Ascension in Fountain Hills and the Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Amaral is survived by his wife, Floy Amaral, of Fountain Hills; two sons, James Steven Amaral and Lyn Amaral; one daughter, Leslie Patrick and four grandchildren.
A memorial service for Mr. Amaral was held Sunday, Dec. 28, at the Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church. Interment is at Arlington National cemetery in Washington D.C.
The family is suggesting memorial contributions to Dignita Home Hospice, 202 E. Earll Drive, Phoenix, Az. 85012, or the Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church, 13001 N. Fountain Hills Blvd., Fountain Hills, Az. 85268.
Lisette Marie Denis-Majersky of Fountain Hills died Dec. 31, 1997.
Born in Tucson, Mrs. Majersky graduated in the top ten percent of her class at Arizona State University.
She was a licensed real estate appraiser, a licensed mortgage broker and also a member of The Board of Realtors and FREA.
She is survived by her husband, David A. Majersky; her parents, Dorothy and Edward Denis; and her brother Michael Denis.
Mrs. Majersky was ill for a long time.
A private funeral service was held in her honor.
Any contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.
Donna Wallace, the mother of Fountain Hills resident Mary Richmond, died Dec. 22, 1997, in a Hopewell, Va. nursing home.
She was 104 years old.
Mrs. Wallace was born Jan. 19, 1893. Burial was Dec. 27 in Charleston, W.Va.
Mrs. Wallace was in Fountain Hills to celebrate her 97th, 98th and 99th birthdays with her daughter and many friends from the golf course.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to a charity of choice.
Elizabeth Ober, 79, of Fountain Hills died here July 21, 1997.
Born May 22, 1918 in McMechen, W.Va., Mrs. Ober was retired as a registered nurse who had worked for the federal government in Washington, D.C.
She was a member of the St. Anthony on the Desert Episcopal Church in Scottsdale and a former member of the Hyattsville Methodist Church in Maryland.
Mrs. Ober also was a member of the Eastern Star, Sibley Memorial Hospital and School of Nursing Alumni Association.
Survivors include her daughters, Janet Elizabeth Hardin and Claire Louise Lashly-Head, and one grandson, Jefferson Frederick Grau.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Connection for Life Long Learning, P.O. Box 17807, Fountain Hills, AZ 85269.
Donald H. King, 84, of Rio Verde and Rochester, Minn. died from complications of cancer July 4, 1997 at a nursing care facility in Minnesota.
He had been ill for six months.
Born Nov. 24, 1912, in St. Paul, Minn., Mr. King was retired as a vice president of Burlington Northern Railroad.
As a youth, Mr. King's family moved to Duluth where he graduated from high school. He attended Northwestern University in Chicago and took numerous business and management courses throughout his career.
In 1937 he married Esther V. Beck in Duluth. She died in February, 1958. In 1959 he married Lorraine R. Slater at Cloquet, Minn. She died in February, 1993.
He started working for the Northern Pacific Railroad as a conductor/brakeman and held many other positions before his retirement as vice president of Chicago region of Burlington Northern Railroad in 1977, with 41 years of service.
He also held directorships and positions on boards in other companies, was a founding member of Rio Verde Community Church, a former member of the Masonic and Shrine orders, and the Moose and Elks lodges, all in the Chicago area.
Mr. King also was a member of the Chicago Coal and Fuel Association, American Association of Railway Superintendents and the Chamber of Commerce in Chicago and Kansas City, Mo.
Survivors include his three sons, Earl of Duluth, and Robert and Terry, both of Rochester; one sister, Betty Barker of Chisholm, Minn.; six grandsons; and one great-grandson. Two brothers preceded him in death.
A memorial service was held in Minnesota. Burial will be at Paradise Memorial Gardens in Scottsdale.
Anthony T. Runfola, 74, of Fountain Hills died June 17, 1997.
Mr. Runfola was born in Cleveland, Ohio on Oct. 22, 1922 and moved to Staten Island, N.Y. in 1929, where he lived until moving to Arizona in 1975.
From 1976 until 1986, Mr. Runfola owned and operated Runfola Automotive in Phoenix and Glendale. He was later employed by Checker Auto Parts in Scottsdale until he retired in April of 1997.
Mr. Runfola served in the Air Force during World War II and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5521 at Staten Island, N.Y. In the early 1960s he was County Commander, Richmond County VFW. Mr. Runfola also was a founding member of St. Patrick's Church in Scottsdale.
Mr. Runfola is survived by his wife, Diane, of Fountain Hills; one son, Anthony of Tucson; two daughters, Gloria Alfano and Janet Watson both of Staten Island; three grandchildren; one sister, Agatha Runfola of Jamesburg, N.J.; two stepsons, Richard and Michael Healy of Staten Island; and five step-grandchildren.
Services for Mr. Runfola were held Saturday, June 21, at St. Patrick's Church in Scottsdale. Visitation was held June 19 at Messinger Fountain Hills Mortuary.
The family is suggesting memorial contributions to Scottsdale Memorial Hospice, 5111 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ.
Edward Gottberg, 73, of Fountain Hills died June 22, 1997 in Fountain Hills.
Born May 9, 1924 in Chicago, Ill., Mr. Gottberg was a mechanical engineer specializing in farm equipment.
He attended Scottsdale Bible Church.
Survivors include his sons Randall Gottberg of New Lenox, Ill. and Keith Gottberg of San Angelo, Texas; daughter, April Ann Dingwell of Irving, Texas; sister, Lucille Ida Wright of Lansing, Ill.; and five grandchildren.
The family suggests memorial contributions be given to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014-5669.
Patricia Ann Hunter Stevens, 60, a native of Phoenix, passed away on March 28, 1998.
Her family said she served her loving Savior Jesus Christ and she touched everyone she knew with her joyous, giving spirit.
Mrs. Stevens is survived by a devoted husband of 41 years, two brothers, one sister, two daughters and two grandsons.
A graveside memorial service is being held today, April 1, at 2 p.m. at Paradise Memorial Gardens, 92nd Street and Shea Blvd.
Her life's ambition was to spread the love of Christ to all she knew. She loved her children and grandchildren beyond measure.
Her family said they are all forever changed by her undying love.
Don Barto, 50, a former reporter for The Times of Fountain Hills, died Wednesday from complications from a heart attack, March 25, in Mesa, Ariz.
He was born Jan. 1, 1948, in Mesa.
Mr. Barto worked for The Times for two years from January 1995 until February 1997. He covered School District activities and sports for the newspaper.
Mr. Barto was graduated from Arizona State University in 1970 and worked as a journalist for 27 years. He was employed by the Casa Grande Dispatch at the time of his death.
During his career Mr. Barto worked for newspapers in Hemet and Blythe, Calif., Chandler, Casa Grande and Fountain Hills. He was an avid Phoenix Suns and ASU Sun Devil sports fan. His love of sports was reflected in his writing. He was the winner of a third place award for feature writing in the daily newspaper division in the 1997 Arizona Newspapers Association Better Newspapers Contest for a story written for the Dispatch.
Mr. Barto married Sharon Rawlins in Blythe, Calif. on March 31, 1973. They were to have celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary this week.
Besides his wife he is survived by one son, Daniel; one daughter, Jamie, both of Chandler; his father, Clarence Barto of Sioux Falls, S.D.; father-in-law, Bill Rawlins of Chandler; two sisters-in-law, Nancy Rawlins and Cathy Trathen and her husband David of Blythe; three brothers-in-law, Jim Rawlins, Donald Rawlins and his wife Brenda of Blythe, and Charles Rawlins of Surprise; two nephews, Jason and Jake Rawlins; and one niece, Brittney Rawlins, all of Blythe.
Funeral services for Don Barto were held Tuesday, March 31, a Palo Verde cemetery in Blythe, Calif.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Frye Chapel and Mortuary in Blythe.
Muriel Nimie, wife, mother, grandmother and friend, passed away March 1, 1998 in Fountain Hills. She was 71.
She was born in Kimball, Neb., where she later met and married Ted Nimie. She was a homemaker. They moved to Fountain Hills in 1983.
Mr. Nimie was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and of Christ's Church of Fountain Hills.
Survivors include her husband, Ted, of Fountain Hills; daughters, Mary Nilsen, of Palisade, Colo. and Jo D. Farley of Gold Canyon, Ariz.; brother, Thomas Lutey of Gering, Neb.; and four grandchildren, Candra, Angela, Andrew and Amanda.
A memorial service will be held today, March 4, at 11 a.m. at Christ's Church, 15555 E. Bainbridge Avenue, Fountain Hills.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be donated to Christ's Church, 15555 E. Bainbridge Ave., Fountain Hills, AZ 85268.
Raymond Deyo, 69, a 13-year resident of Fountain Hills, died suddenly in Wellington, New Zealand on Sunday, Feb. 22, 1998.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Joan Eckman Deyo; son, David, daughter-in-law, Donna, and their two sons, Ryan and Brett, in Fort Worth, Texas; and daughter, Janet, son-in-law, Brad Riphagen, and their two daughters, Emily and Beth, in Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Also surviving are his brother, Allen, and wife, Lorraine, and his twin sisters, Mildred and Phyllis, all of California.
Mr. Deyo's deep devotion to his and Joan's family, friends and his God was apparent to all who knew him.
Mr. Deyo was born in El Paso, Texas, but in his boyhood he moved with his family to North Hollywood, Calif.
He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in engineering in 1950. During the Korean War, Mr. Deyo served in the U.S. Army with assignment to the Army Missile and Space Command at Huntsville, Ala.
After his Army service, Mr. Deyo was with Hughes Helicopter and McDonnell Douglas in Culver City and remained with the company for 32 years.
He and Joan moved to Fountain Hills in 1985 during the company's relocation to Mesa. He retired from McDonnell Douglas as director of Apache programs in 1990.
His charitable service activities included helping integrate homeless families back into society through Bridge Southwestern Leadership and providing consultation to non-profit organizations through Executive Service Corps of Arizona (ESCOA).
Mr. Deyo greatly enjoyed the friendship and golf with other members of The Club, and he organized the monthly tournaments and special golf trips. He also enjoyed four-wheeling throughout Arizona and other western states and traveling to many parts of the world with Joan. Their latest trip was to Australia and New Zealand.
A memorial service for Mr. Deyo will be held at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Fountain Hills and El Lago boulevards, with Pastor Joel Bjerkestrand officiating Saturday, March 7, at 10 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Diabetes Foundation.