Margaret (Peg) Hanson, 77, of Fountain Hills died May 15, 2003 in the care of Hospice of the Valley at the Gardiner Home in Phoenix.
Mrs. Hanson was born July 1, 1925 in Marquette, Mich.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Hanson of Fountain Hills; her son, Frederick Ehrhardt (Ishpeming, Mich.); daughters, Jean Ehrhardt (Marquette, Mich.), Tia Foley (Atlanta, Ga.) and Lori Carnahan (Minneapolis, Minn.); two brothers, Frederick Moore (Detroit, Mich.) and Robert Moore (Marquette, Mich.), eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gardiner Home, 1522 W. Myrtle, Phoenix, AZ 85021-7939.
Charles H. Keiter
Charles H. Keiter, 99, died Saturday, May 17, in Fountain Hills.
Mr. Keiter was born March 10, 1904, and was a retired electrician from Ford Motor Company.
Mr. Keiter is survived by two daughters, Jackie Boomer and Shirley Dulla; five grandchildren, Jeffery and Valerie Glemser, Scott and Keith Dulla and Karen Popowicz; 13 great grandchildren and 16 great-great grandchildren.
A memorial service for Mr. Keiter will be held on Saturday, May 24, at 2 p.m. at Messinger Fountain Hills Mortuary, 12065 Saguaro Blvd.
Bruce R. Rogers
Longtime former resident of Fountain Hills, Bruce R. Rogers, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 16, 2003, at the age of 56. Mr. Rogers lived in Fountain Hills from 1974 to 1995. He was one of the first sales people selling lots in the new community for McCulloch, the original developer of Fountain Hills.
Mr. Rogers became involved in the then small town activities and served as President of the Chamber of Commerce in the early 1980s. He was instrumental in organizing the White Castle Hamburger days, bringing the Lone Ranger, Clayton Moore to town to escort the 9,999 hamburgers and 1 cheeseburger (for Bruce) to the Fountain Park. This developed in to a major event for the small city during the 1980s.
Mr. Rogers was president of the Fountain Hills Rotary Club from 1979-1980. He built and started R&N Realty with partner, Paul Norton. They successfully developed Courtside Villas, in conjunction with what was then the Fountain Hills Racket Club.
Mr. Rogers was also instrumental in the development and growth of the American Legion Post 58 in Fountain Hills, and was proud to be a part of the creation of the new post home on Parkview under his command. He served as commander of the Legion from 1993-1995, 1997-1998, and 2000-2002. He was also a life member of the Veteranís of Foreign Wars and a life member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart.
Mr. Rogers served in the Armyís 82nd Airborne during Vietnam. He was wounded and the recipient of six Purple Hearts. He was discharged from the Army in 1972 as a captain.
Mr. Rogers started and owned many businesses in Fountain Hills. Where he found a need, he gave it a try. His entrepreneurial spirit brought the first limousine service to Fountain Hills, the creation of Progressive Floors with Fantasia Interiors, a large land appraisal company, and ownership of the Alamo Saloon.
It was at the Alamo that the first annual golf tournament was conceived Ė to benefit the fledgling Fountain Hills Community Theater. This tournament has evolved into one of Fountain Hillsí finest golfing events Ė the American Legion Tournament, held annually in May for the Legion Scholarship Fund.
Bruce and his wife, Bette Lu, were married for 20 years. They shared four daughters: Lara McGinnis and son Robert Anthony, three, Ninilchik, Alaska; Moria Rogers, Oakhurst, California; Tana L. Rama and son Mason Rama, two, Scottsdale, Arizona; and Amy Hatcher and husband Stephen, Chandler, Arizona. Bruceís mother, Ruby Rogers, has resided in Fountain Hills for several years. His sister Lorena Wigginton resides in Stockton, CA.
Bruce and Bette Lu sold their home on Barrel Cactus Way in 1995 and moved to Scottsdale for five years, and then on to the active adult community of Sun Lakes, Arizona, where they have retired and lived for two years.
Services for Bruce Rogers will be held on Thursday morning at 11 a.m. at Messingerís Mortuary in Fountain Hills, followed by a procession to the Veteranís Memorial cemetery in Cave Creek, where a military burial service will be held. Old friends and acquaintances are invited to attend the service.
There will be an open house at 26018 South Howard Dr. in Sun Lakes. In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted in the name of Bruce R. Rogers for the American Legion Post #58 Scholarship Fund.
Shirley Timm, 77, of Fountain Hills died Saturday, May 17, 2003 at home.
Born in Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Timm was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Richard Timm; sons, Craig Timm of Florida and Drew Timm of Fountain Hills; and three grandchildren.
The family suggests memorial contributions be sent to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85214.
Arizona Cremation and Funeral Services handled the arrangements.
Allan "Scoop" Heuerman
Allan "Scoop" Heuerman, 90, died on Feb. 23, 2005 at the Minnesota Masonic Home, Bloomington, Minn.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Harriet. He is survived by sons Allan Jr. (Phyllis) of New Market Md, James (Sandy) of Carmel Calif., Tom (Melanie) of Moorhead, Minn.; and daughter JoAnn Nystrom (Bruce) of Annandale, Minn; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two brothers; and friends throughout the U.S.
Scoop worked at the Minneapolis Star and Tribune Newspaper for 43 years.
Scoop and Harriet moved to Fountain Hills upon his retirement in 1976, and in 1992, they returned to Minnesota.
A remembrance service was held on Feb. 23, 2005 at the O.E.S. chapel at the Minnesota Masonic Home, 11501 Masonic Home Drive, Bloomington, Minn. The family is requesting memorial contributions to the Minnesota Masonic Home.
Louise Mae Martin
Louise Mae Martin, a Fountain Hills resident for 27 years, the last few of which were spent at Goldfield Ranch with her daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Jerry Sheridan, died peacefully on Feb. 8, 2005 at Fountain View Villageís nursing home with her children by her bedside.
She was predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Donald, and a son, Donald who died when he was nine years old. Louise was born Oct. 26, 1913 in Brooklyn, New York to Anna and Augusta Scheuering. While residing in New York, she was a nurse at Pilgrim State Hospital. In addition to raising five of her own children, she raised six foster children, three of whom have remained part of the Martin family all these years. Louise was a parishioner at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Fountain Hills.
Louise always had time for children, and was especially proud of her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. They have many fond memories of stories from her childhood, crochet, knitting and sewing lessons, tea parties, planting flowers, her expertise in the culinary arts, plus sage advice on how to live life to the fullest.
Survivors include her son, Bradford Martin (Diane) of Fountain Hills; daughters Betty Sheridan (Jerry) of Goldfield Ranch, Louise Brewster (Gary) of Fountain Hills and Valarie LaGiglia (Tom) of Goldfield Ranch; grandchildren Karen Warner (Dave) of Fountain Hills, Dr. Donald Sheridan (Angela) of Scottsdale, Jerry Sheridan (Stacey) of Fountain Hills, Dina Dinielli (Kevin) of New York, Stacy Uko (George) of Glendale, Merry Howard (Jay) of Chandler, Wendy Brown (Scott) of New York, Sharon Stevens (Thom) of Tucson, Dawn Parks of Fountain Hills, Larraine Rosenberger (Donald) of Gilbert and Michael LaGiglia of Gilbert. In addition, Louise is survived by 17 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Additional survivors are her foster children, Charles and Joseph Hudson and Gilbert Lustering of New York, and a sister, Edna Davis and brother, Arthur Scheuering of California.
Visitation and funeral services were held on Feb. 11 at Messinger Fountain Hills Mortuary.
"To know Louise was to love her." In her 91 years on this earth she touched so many lives in countless ways and will always be remembered for the kind, considerate, lovable person she was. She will be sorely missed.
Guenther L. Ebert, 64, of Scottsdale died Oct. 14, 2003 at the Eckstein Center in Scottsdale.
Born Oct. 20, 1938 in Feucht, Germany, Mr. Ebert worked as an electrical foreman at Rockefeller University during his career.
He was a past president of the German Club in Fountain Hills.
Survivors include his wife, Brigitte Ebert of Scottsdale; daughter, Ursula, of Douglaston, N.Y.; and a sister, Luise Heidingsfelder of Feucht, Germany.
A memorial service was held Oct. 17 at Messinger Fountain Hills Mortuary. The family suggests memorial contributions be sent to Hospice of the Valley or American Cancer Society.
Thomas G. Jamison
Thomas G. Jamison, 84, of Fountain Hills died Saturday, Oct. 11, at Scottsdale Healthcare Shea hospital.
Mr. Jamison was born Jan. 11, 1919 in Burlington, Iowa. He was a retired farmer, and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Jamison is survived by his wife Lucille Jamison of Fountain Hills; two sons, Thomas John Jamison of Lynchburg, Va., and Fred E. Jamison of Ada, Minn.; two daughters, Holly Ann Conorman of Santa Rosa, Calif., and Terrie Kroshus, of Invergrove Heights, Minn.; three brothers, Ed Jamison of Chicago, Ill., Dick Jamison of San Antonio, Texas and John Jamison of Borup, Minn.; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A memorial service of Mr. Jamison will be held Thursday, Oct. 23, at 2 p.m. at the Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church, 13001 Fountain Hills Boulevard.
The family is suggesting memorial contribution to the Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church.
Gloria D. Menton, 25-year resident of Fountain Hills, died Oct. 16, 2003 at Scottsdale Healthcare Shea hospital. Family and friends were bedside.
Gloria was born March 2, 1922, raised in Detroit, Mich., later moving to West Bloomfield along with husband Wilmer (deceased) and young family.
Gloria later followed her children out here to Fountain Hills.
She is survived by three children, Dawn Schlum, James Menton (wife Sher), all of Fountain Hills, and Jane Denny (husband Art) of Temecula, Calif; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Her love of music, art, gardening and nature are shared by her family. Gloria was one who rarely missed a party, and loved good times. She leaves behind many friends along with her housemates in a home care facility in Scottsdale. Her family and friends will miss Gloria and her infectious laughter. She was a joy to be around and to know.
In lieu of flowers, donations toward a Fountain Park Tree Memorial can be sent to Gloria Menton Trust, 13006 Mountainside Dr., unit B, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268.
Gaylon Swenson, 49, passed away peacefully on Oct. 9, 2004, at Olivia White Hospice Home in Flagstaff.
Gaylon was born Feb. 2, 1954, in Hettinger, N.D. At the age of three his family moved to Phoenix, where he was raised. On Sept. 8, 1984, he married Judi Wood. Gaylon and Judi lived in Fountain Hills for 15 years.
Six months ago Gaylon moved to Flagstaff. Gaylon was involved with the American Legion in Fountain Hills and loved fishing, hunting, the great outdoors and spending time with his friends and relatives. He was employed with the City of Scottsdale for 12 years.
His mother, Patricia Swenson, preceded him in death. He is survived by Judi Wood-Swenson and step-son Rick Wood, both of Indianola, Wash.; his daughter, Shawna Branon of Phoenix; his father, Orval Swenson, also of Phoenix; his sister, Connie Harber of Phoenix; brothers Norlyn (Patty) of Hazen, N.D., Guy (Virginia) of Scottsdale, Owen (Barbara) and Casey (Carol), both of Phoenix; many nieces, nephews; and an extended, loving family of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
A celebration of Gaylonís life will be held at the American Legion Post 58, 16837 Parkview Avenue, Fountain Hills, on Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gaylonís name to the Olivia White Hospice Home, P.O. Box 997, Flagstaff, AZ 86002.
Iola Hunter Maland, 92, passed away July 15 in Fountain Hills. She lived a busy life in Sun City since moving from Illinois in 1980.
She was a beloved "snow bird" from 1974 to 1980. In 2000, she moved to Scottsdale. Iola was a talented musician and teacher. She was an active volunteer for the Sun City Symphony, museum, Prides, Boswell Hospital and many other organizations.
She was a member of Sigma Alpha Iota music sorority and of the Sun City Lutheran Church, and former member and Choir Director of the First Presbyterian Church of Evanston, Ill. She graduated from Northwestern University with a masterís degree in music.
Iola is preceded in death by her husband, Talfourd, and her granddaughter, Jennifer. She is survived by her loving and devoted son, David (Trish), grandchildren Susan Ludewig (Will) and Kristin Maland. She also has two great-grandchildren Cole and Kyle Ludewig. She is survived by her sister, Beatrice Krehl of Sun City West, and her brother, Keith Hunter, of Marseilles, Ill.
A memorial service and reception will celebrate her life on Sunday, Oct. 12, at the Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church at 13001 N. Fountain Hills Blvd.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations in memory of Iola Maland to Hospice of the Valley Ė Eckstein Center, 9494 E. Becker Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85260.
After a long and courageous battle with cancer, our beloved mother, wife, sister and aunt, Susan Ashe, passed away peacefully with the same dignity, serenity and courage with which she lived her life. She will always be an inspiration to the family and friends who were blessed to share her life. A devoted wife and loving mother, she adored her husband Tom and son Christopher. They now have their own special angel watching over them. All who knew her enjoyed her infectious laugh, contagious smile and generous expressions of kindness and forgiveness. She is additionally remembered for her ability to "always be in your corner when the chips are down," "always getting to the heart of the matter," "showing her innate wisdom," and never being considered a "fair weather friend."
Susan Mary Condon Ashe was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on January 19, 1949, the third of eight children to Lowell Duane and Patricia Bredesen Condon. She grew up in the Minneapolis suburbs, graduating from Bemidji State College with a degree in education and business. She spent a year in Oxford, England pursuing her love of Shakespeare Theatre at Stratford on Avon. Sue loved traveling, especially through Europe. In 1989 for her 40th birthday, she and Tom traveled through Europe on the Orient Express and she was able to share with him her special memories as they revisited England together. Christopher, who is now 13, was born at the end of that year.
She was a marketing director in the early days of Illy Cafť Espresso coffee company and became a coffee expert. Always a beautiful womean inside and outside, she was featured in a television commercial and magazine advertisement for Jif peanut butter. In later years (1997-2001), with the assistance of her sister, Terry, she opened her own gift shop, WOW Gifts, located at Alma School Road and Queen Creek Road in Chandler. WOW was MOM spelled upside-down and she always felt the idea for the shop was inspired by her mother.
A deeply spiritual woman, Susan was very involved in her church, Ocotillo Springs United Methodist Church. She was very appreciative of the kindness and fellowship of her fellow church members and those who ministered to her.
Susan was preceded in death by her father, Lowell Condon, who died a month ago. She was also preceded by her mother, Patricia, her brother, Jon Condon, and her nephew Michael Martinez. She is survived by her devoted husband, Tom, and beloved son, Christopher. She is also survived by her sisters and brothers: Dr. Cathleen Smith, Fountain Hills; Mrs. Carole Martinez (Michael), Fountain Hills; Ms. Terry Darnell, Phoenix; Mr. Jim Condon (Colleen), Scottsdale; Mr. Tim Condon (Loretta), Phoenix and Ms. Cynthia Bacso, Dunedin, Florida. She was a special aunt to her nieces and nephews: Dr. Rachel Martinez-Smith (Mark), Dr. Lisa Loving (Tim), Mr. Brent Smith (Marie), Mrs. Shanon Dudas (Ron), Mr. Greg Darnell, Ms. Jennifer Condon, Rebecca and Nicole Condon, Mr. James Young, Mr. Ken Weiss (Carol) and Mrs. Jennifer Glotz (Michael). She also has numerous great nieces and nephews whose lives are forever touched by her special legacy.
Arrangements were made through Bueler Mortuary, 14 W. Hulet Drive, Chandler. Services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at First United Methodist Church of Mesa.
Internment was at City of Mesa cemetery, 1212 N. Center St. Memorials to Hospice of the Valley and Ocotillo Springs Methodist Church are appreciated.
William R. Deutsch, 79, of Jacksonville, Ill, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2003, at his home.
He was born May 18, 1924, in Jacksonville, the son of William W. and Helen Anderson Reaugh Deutsch. He married Mari Kaler in 1950.
Mr. Deutsch attended Illinois College. He became executive vice president of Illinois Petroleum Marketers Association in 1967 and created Illinois Association of Convenience Stores in 1982. He served on energy crisis committees for two governors and was an adviser of the School Energy Planning Committee.
He worked for IPMA/IACS and oversaw the construction of an executive office building in 1979, which has been known as the William R. Deutsch Building since 1994.
He was a member of the American Society of Association Executives and a past president of the Illinois chapter. He was speaker of the Illinois Third House in 1984. He also was a member of the Southwest Oilmenís and Arizona Petroleum Marketers.
Since retiring nine years ago, he had lived in Fountain Hills during the winter months.
Survivors: wife, Mari; a son, William M. (wife, Christine) Deutsch of Orlando, Fla.; two daughters, Denise "Dee Dee" (husband, Robert) Hall of Springfield and Mary Michelle "Shelley" (husband, Jeffrey) Trost of Memphis, Tenn.; and four grandchildren.
Services and burial were held in Illinois.
After a long and courageous battle with cancer, our beloved father, Lowell D. Condon, died peacefully at home on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2003.
Always the optimist, he died filled with hope and love for those who survive him. His patriotism was second only to his role as a father. To those who knew him, he was a sage advisor and a great storyteller. He believed that next to family, good friends were the most important possession in the world and he never wavered in his devotion to his country.
He was born in Des Moines, Iowa to Wollia "W.O." and Alma Jensen Condon. He was especially proud of the heroism of his father who saved many lives in a daring rescue which earned him the Silver Star for bravery during World War I.
He was raised with his sister, Corinne, who remained his friend and confidante for life. The family eventually moved to Minnesota. During World War II he enlisted in the Navy and served aboard the U.S.S. Somers. In recent years he attended a reunion of his shipmates.
After the war, he met and married Patsy Bredesen and they went on to have eight children whom they raised in Minneapolis. He was quite the entrepreneur and worked initially as a salesman attending business college at night. He was also a meatcutter (as were his father and father-in-law) and eventually started a chain of gas stations in the Midwest. He also invested in oil wells in Oklahoma and Texas splitting his time between Minnesota and Arizona. He moved here permanently 30 years ago.
He was strongly involved in AA and recently achieved his 45th anniversary of sobriety. He credited his involvement in AA with changing his life. Some of his best memories were of the days when he had his pilotís license and flew a small plane.
He developed a fondness for travel and liked nothing better than taking a cruise or trip with his children or special friends. An extended cruise to the orient was one of his dearest memories.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Rose Bredesen Condon, his son, Jon Paul Condon and his grandson, Michael Julian Martinez.
He is survived by his sister Mrs. Corinne Hamlin (Jack), Florence, Alabama, daughters Dr. Cathleen Smith, Fountain Hills, Arizona, Mrs. Carole Martinez (Michael), Fountain Hills, Arizona, Mrs. Susan Ashe (Tom), Chandler, Arizona, Ms. Terry Darnell, Phoenix, Arizona, Ms. Cindy Bacso, Dunedin, Florida, and his sons, Mr. Jim Condon (Colleen), Scottsdale, Arizona and Mr. Tim Condon (Loretta), Phoenix, Arizona.
He is also survived by his grandchildren, Dr. Rachel Martinez-Smith (Mark), Dr. Lisa Loving (Tim), Mr. Brent Smith (Marie), Mrs. Shanon Dudas (Ron), Mr. Greg Darnell, Mr. Christopher Ashe, Ms. Jennifer Condon, Rebecca and Nicole Condon and Mr. James Young.
He additionally has seven great grandchildren: Mackenzie Rose Loving, Tanner James Smith, Sean Timothy Loving, Kaelin Charles Loving, Emma Marie Smith, Sierra Morgan Dudas and Savanna Janeane Dudas.
His family expresses great appreciation to Mayo Clinic and Hospice of the Valley for the excellent, compassionate care they provided. The viewing was held on Tuesday, Aug. 19, with services at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Messinger Mortuary in Fountain Hills.
Burial with military honors will be at the Veteranís cemetery in Phoenix.