Jackson Long passed away Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010. He was preceded in death by his father, Harry Long, and mother, Hazel; brothers, Elmer, Bill and Clive; and stepdaughter, Ginny Lynn. He was born in Lansing, Mich., on Aug. 20, 1930.
He is survived by his loving wife, Virginia; children, Jack Sr., Ray (Fran) and Brenda (Sam) Tremble; and brother, Joe; granddaughter, Brenda Nehls; stepchildren, Dean Marsh, Linda (Richard) Neihardt, John (Kim) Bonza, Rachel Brooks, Jackie (Danny) Stanley, Kathy (Rodger) Medlin, Bill (Candy) Houston, Kenny (Floy) Fox; 29 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; niece, Arletta Stredwick; and numerous other nieces and nephews.
Jackson started baking at the early age of 12. He retired from Oroweat in 1982. He belonged to the Bakery and Confectionary Union. It gave him great pleasure to bake pies for the church and all of his friends. He also loved hunting and fishing, but his greatest love was having children around him, dancing with them, playing games and just sitting and talking. He always carried a handful of hard candy for them. He was loved and respected by all and will be greatly missed. He belonged to the Church of the Nazarene.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18, at First Church of the Nazarene, 4715 Stockton Hill Road.
Sharrion Lynn Langford/Archibald
Sharrion Lynn Langford/Archibald, born Aug. 29, 1948, in Eddy County, N.M., died Aug. 28, 2010, at age 61.
Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. H.W. Langford of Artesia, N.M.
She is survived by her sister, Pegi Conkin of Las Vegas; daughter, Shawnda Wheeler; a son, Darron Hudson; and six grandchildren of Kihei, Hawaii. She was loved and will be greatly missed.
Sharrion was an active artist and decorator, keeping busy with the Golden Valley Girls, memorials, weddings, float building and many other occasions, making her well known in the community.
She will be in our hearts forever.
Kenneth Gene Aldrich
Kenneth Gene Aldrich, born April 17, 1954, in Wichita, Kan., passed away Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010, in Tucson.
He is survived by his mother, Patricia Aldrich; brother, Robert Aldrich and his wife Stella; sisters, Susan Silva and Judy Aldrich; nieces, Christy Aldrich; Kimberly, Kari and Kelly Silva; and nephew, Mark Aldrich.
Services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 3958 N. Bank St., Kingman.
Peter E. Romani
Peter E. Romani, 41, of Tucson died Monday, Sept. 27, 2010, in Tucson. He was born Nov. 3, 1968, at Shepherd Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas, and came to Arizona from Denver.
Peter is survived by his son, Nick Romani; his mother and stepfather, Bonnie and Doug Koepping of Kingman; his father, Peter Romani Sr.; and two half-brothers, Randell and Robert McDonald.
The service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Dambar and Steak House, 1960 E. Andy Devine Ave., Kingman.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent in his memory to Doug and Bonnie Koepping, 3036 Packard Ave., Kingman, AZ 86409.
Nicholas Anthony Tiritilli
Nick Tiritilli, 63, of Kingman passed away Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, at his home in Kingman.
He was born Dec. 1, 1946, in Chicago.
He came to Kingman seven years ago from Seward, Neb.
Nick worked for Hometown Electronics and Northland Health.
He served in the U.S. Army.
Nick is survived by his wife, Hildah Tiritilli of Kingman; his son, Art Tiritilli of Lincoln, Neb.; daughter, Belinda Potter of Kansas City, Mo.; brother, Tom Tiritilli of Bullhead City; and his sister, Elaine Craig of Fontana, Calif.
He is also survived by four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, and loving family members and friends.
Services will be announced at a later time. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent in his name to Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale.
William D. Moore
William D. Moore, "Sheriff Billy D.," fought hard but lost his battle with cancer on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010. He was born on May 7, 1946, in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.
William was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Katherine Moore. He is survived by Jane, his loving wife of 39 years; three children, Rebecca Holland-Hester (Tom) of San Diego, William Holland of Grass Valley, Calif., and Michael Holland (Missy) of Tampa, Fla.; two grandchildren, Dustin Holland and Cameron Hester; brothers, Robert Moore (Delores) of Illinois and Larry Moore (Linda) of Ohio; sister, Linda Bowyer (Rick) of Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
William served in the Air Force for 20 years (was in the Vietnam War) and worked for and retired from United Airlines. William was dearly loved by many and will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made in his name to the Joan and Diana Hospice Home, 812 Airway Ave., Kingman, AZ 86409.
Margie Barbano, born Feb. 16, 1937, in Nash, Texas, died July 14, 2010, in White Hills after a short battle with lung cancer.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Faye Tackett; sister, Eugenia; brother-in-law, John A. Barbano; and beloved husband of 46 years, Gerald E. Barbano. She is survived by her sister and brother, Sarah and Preston; her in-laws, Duane and Fran Barbano, and Sharon Barbano; and her children, Karl and wife Linda of White Hills, Kathy and husband Steve Barnes, children Jonathon, Kaycee, and Billy of Chino Valley, Kerri and husband John Cox of Page, children Meghan and Bryan Sean, Kim and husband Brian Stewart of White Hills, and daughter Alisha of Page, and many nieces, nephews, and grandchildren.
She was fiercely devoted to her family and loyal to her friends. She was also an avid reader, and loved nothing better than to relax in her rose garden with a good book.
"We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone, for part of us went with you, the day God called you home. You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide; and though we cannot see you, you are always at our side. Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same; but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again." - Ron Tranmer.
We love you, Mom.
Sarah Jane Ellis
On Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010, the Lord took our mother, Sarah Jane Ellis, to heaven to be with our father. Born Feb. 21, 1927, in Buffalo, N.Y., to Italian immigrant parents, she was the fourth of eight children born to Girolamo and Josephine Middione.
As a young girl growing up during the Great Depression, she worked as a "soda jerk" for F.W. Woolworth's, then she worked as a welder on Terminal Island on the Liberty ships built during World War II, welding the hulls and putting her name in every ship she worked on for the war effort.
She went to visit her sister in Florida and there she met the love of her life, our father. They married in 1948 and gave life to her three loving children, Grace A. (Rick) Van Horn, Russell B. (Cindy) Ellis and Jerry G. (Jane) Ellis. She also leaves her two grandchildren, Jason B. Ellis and Olivia Rose Ellis, who she loved very deeply.
Mom owned and operated Sarah's Beauty Shop in Highland Park, Calif., for 15 years before she, Dad and brother Jerry moved to Kingman in 1976, where they both opened businesses. Besides having her business, Morning Star Indian Jewelry, for the last 33 years, she made time to research our dad's genealogy back to the Mayflower and made it possible for us to be members of the Mayflower Society, the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Sons of the American Revolution. Mom was a proud member of the American Rosie the Riveter Association, the Friends of the Library, the museum, the Red Hat Society and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Preceding her in death were her loving and devoted husband of 58 years, Russell B. Ellis Sr.; her parents, Girolamo and Josephine Middione; sister, Caroline Brunnetto; and brothers, Joseph Middione, Angelo Middione and Vincent Middione.
She also leaves behind her loving sisters, Marie Sorrenti and Delores Stonebraker; and her loving brother, Carlo Middione (Lisa) and loving brother-in-law, Alex Ellis; nieces, Josephine (Rick) Patton, Mary Ann (Stan) Palmer, Kathy (Michael) Smith, Deanna Agnone, Vickie (Shawn) O'Neill, and Jeanette, Carol and Tasha (Chuck) Cady; and nephews, John Wielkiewitz, Angelo (Sonja) Middione Jr., Harry Middione, Mathew Middione, James McCulley, Sam Cady, Chet Cady and Jake O'Neill.
Our mother was always so smart; she loved to read and do research. She was always doing things for her family. Even as a child, her nickname was "Saggia," which in Italian means "the wise one." She will be missed by all, especially by me, her daughter, Grace; she was my mother, my best friend and my confidant. "I love you with all my heart and soul, Mom."
A celebration of life memorial service will be held for Mom at noon on Saturday, Oct. 2, at the American Legion Post 14 on the corner of Third and Oak streets. All are welcome to attend.
Myrtle Aline Tidwell
Our beloved mother left to be with the Lord and our Dad on Monday, Sept. 20, 2010. She was born in Texas on May 9, 1918.
She came to Arizona in 1941 where she lived in Buckeye until Dad died, and she moved to Golden Valley to be close to us. She was 92 years old.
She was Mom to all, and we will miss her so very, very much. We love you Mama, Nana, friend and Granny.
She leaves two sons, Gene Tidwell and wife Marlene, and Bill Tidwell and wife Janie; three daughters, Betty Keith and husband Bill, Marie Wade and Bill (deceased), and Peggy Capps and Woody (deceased).
She is also survived by lots and lots of grandkids, great-grandkids and great-great-grandkids.
She was preceded in death by her son, Larry, in 1950. We will miss you so terribly much. We love you, Mama.
Memorial services will be held later in Buckeye.
Roger Pewsey passed away at his home on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010. Roger was born on May 1, 1931, in Rembrandt, Iowa, where he grew up.
He served four years in the Air Force during the Korean conflict, and after discharge, went to work for General Dynamics in San Diego in the missile division. He transferred to Cape Canaveral, Fla., in 1957 where he met his future wife, Luci. They were married in January 1958 and moved with General Dynamics to Edwards Air Force Base in California, and then to Santa Maria to work at Vandenberg Air Force Base.
In 1968, the family moved to San Diego and Roger entered the information technology field, working as IT manager at Doctor's Hospital and later at Insurance Company of the West before retiring in 1993 and moving to Kingman.
Roger loved to fly and held a private pilot's license and was an avid motorcycle enthusiast. He was active in the Route 66 Riders motorcycle club and the Harley Owners Group.
Roger was preceded in death by his son, Russell, and is survived by his wife of 52 years, Luci, and his daughter, Lori Lefebvre of Surprise. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.
No services are planned, but friends and family will gather at a later date to celebrate his memory.
Alexander Thomas Gardner
Alex was born on June 27, 1987, and entered into rest on Friday, Sept. 24, 2010.
Alex is survived by his mother, Robin Ellen Elsasser; dad, Dale Elsasser; sisters, Melissa Ellison and Tess Elsasser; and brothers, Rodney Howard and Travis Elsasser. He is also survived by grandparents; three nieces; one nephew; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and extended family.
Alex was preceded in death by his grandma, Beverly Gardner; grandparents, Bill and Bobbie Bratcher; and father, James William Gardner.
Family and friends knew Alex for his infectious smile and willingness to always help others. He loved music, playing his guitars, his trucks and his motorcycles.
The memorial service was held on Monday, Sept. 27, at College Park Southern Baptist Church, 1990 Jagerson Ave. in Kingman. All who knew and loved Alex were welcomed.