Kent Heuy Holden
Kent Heuy Holden "Dodge" of Canyon Day entered into rest Sept. 4, 2010 in Mesa. He was born Jan. 3, 1969, in Whiteriver.
Kent is survived by his son Keith Holden; parents Bernita and Raphael Sr.; sisters Karenita Early, Kenita Holden, Raenita Truax, Rachael Begay, Shawna Shorty; brothers Steward Holden, Samuel Holden Jr., Lucky Holden, Joe Holden, Matthew Holden, Kenneth Holden, Marty Holden, Hershall Truax, Raphael Truax Jr., Rayshawn Truax, Dewayne Danford; uncles Anthony Declay, Theodore Declay, Addison Clendon, Lemuel Clendon, Jerrell Antonio, Leon Quintero Sr.; aunts Carlotta Goklish, Ruby Kane, JoAnn Kane, Valita Hastings, Linda Declay, Rosita Bread, Ellen Danford, Marguretita Griggs, Karleen Beatty, Phillipah Tso, Marian Altaha, Juanda Antonio, many relatives and friends.
Kent's body will be brought home for a two-night wake at his residence (5th and Tumbleweed) in Canyon Day Saturday, Sept. 11, at 9 a.m. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, Sept. 13, at 1 p.m. at the Canyon Day Miracle Church with Pastor Reno Johnson Sr. officiating. Interment will be at the Canyon Day Cemetery.
Silver Creek Mortuary of Whiteriver handled arrangements.
Charles Wesley Hogan
Charles Wesley Hogan, 84, died Sept. 6, 2010, with his wife, Frances, by his side in Mesa. He was born Feb. 6, 1926, in Springfield, Mo. to Claude and Florence (Coker) Hogan.
Mr. Hogan served in the United States Army during WWII in the European Theater. After returning home, he became a journeyman electrician and married his bride of 61 years in April 1949. He moved his family to Arizona in 1958, where he worked for Southwest Forest Industries for 31 years.
Upon retiring in 1988, he and Frances, moved from Show Low to Mesa. They enjoyed spending time fishing, camping and traveling in Canada and Alaska. He loved spending time with his family and especially taking his great-grandchildren for rides on his electric scooter and singing songs to them. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Mr. Hogan is survived by his wife Frances of Mesa; daughter Charlene Olvis (Ron) of Hartville, Mo.; son Loren Hogan (Susan) of Show Low; five grandchildren Richard Hogan (Kim) of Mesa,; Lori Harris (Rob) of Mesa; James Hogan (Hattie) of Pinetop; Rachel McCracken (Brian) of Mesa; Leah Coon (Preston) of Clarksville, Tenn.; nine great-grandchildren and many family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Claude and Florence Hogan and four brothers Reginald, Floyd, Claude (Tad), and Wilson. He was an active member of Desert Chapel United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Desert Chapel United Methodist Church, 462 N. Palo Verde Dr., Apache Junction, AZ 85120.
There will be a visitation between 12 - 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, with the funeral following at 1 p.m. at Mountain View Funeral Home, 7900 E. Main St. in Mesa. Services will be conducted by Pastor Michael Eaton.
Arrangements were handled by Mountain View Funeral Home (480) 832-2850.
Garrison George, 17, of Whiteriver went to be with the Lord Sept. 8, 2010, in Whiteriver. He was born Sept. 14, 1993, in Show Low to Everette and Henrietta (Colelay) George.
A loving child, he enjoyed riding horses and playing basketball. Always the joker he loved to tease his sisters. He loved to "hang" and "cruise" with his friends as much as he could. His big beautiful smile will be greatly missed.
Garrison is survived by his parents Everette and Henrietta George of Whiteriver; brother Theodore George of Whiteriver; sisters Theodora Colelay, Amber George, Evette George and Michelle George all of Whiteriver; grandmothers Lucivia Colelay and Emily Martine; girlfriend Hillary Begay; god parents Jerome Kasey, Jr. and Romalda Colelay; god sisters Heather Pahe, Bertinie Zahgotah, Shannon Declay, Kathy Chee, Rose Kasey and god brothers, Jerome Kasey III, Joshua Cosay, Henry Colelay.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers Ned George and Jasper J. Colelay, Sr.
A two night wake will be held starting at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 17, at his residence, 207 W. Willow in Whiteriver. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, at the Canyon Day Miracle Church with Bishop Leroy Tate officiating. Burial will follow in the Whiteriver Cemetery.
A memorial account has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank and donations may be made to any Wells Fargo Bank in the account for Garrison George to help the family during this difficult time.
Owens Livingston Mortuary of Show Low handled arrangements.
Leonie B. Celaya
Leonie B. Celaya of McNary went home to be with the Lord Aug, 31, 2010, in Flagstaff. She was born Aug. 14, 1939, in Whiteriver. She lived most of her life in McNary and will be missed dearly by all her relatives and friends.
Leonie is survived by her husband Tommy Joe Celaya; children Nayda Celaya, Tommy Celaya Jr., Everette Celaya, Martinez Celaya, Mona Shaw; grandchildren Marty Celaya, Evander Kinney, Robert Kinney, Thomas Celaya, Ashley Celaya, Margelyn Celaya, Elizebeth Celaya, Termane Celaya, Donta Celaya, Tiffany McCabe Celaya, Martin Celaya, Melissa McCabe, Isaiah Shaw, David Shaw; great-grandchildren MaKayla Kellywood, Keilem Cromwell, Keimya Kinney, Tori Celaya, sisters Shirley Fowler, Carol Lane, Arlene DeValentino, Cheryl Bones, Pearl Harvey, Virginia Bones and many relatives and friends.
A one night wake will be held at her residence (404 Lost Lane) in McNary, Friday, Sept. 10, at 8 a.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 11, at 2 p.m. at the Canyon Day Miracle Church with Bishop Leroy Tate officiating. Interment will be at the Canyon Day Cemetery in Whiteriver.
Silver Creek Chapel Mortuary of Whiteriver handled arrangements.
Maurice Clark Gardner
Maurice Clark Gardner died peacefully Sept. 10, 2010, in Show Low. He was born Dec. 6, 1918, in Taylor.
Maury, as he was known to friends and family, was the oldest of eight children born to William Clark Gardner and Alice Willis Gardner. Much of his youth was spent on the family ranch in Linden, where he learned to work hard and to play hard. He mastered the discipline and independence required for ranch life. Maury and his family were known for the unselfish service they rendered to all and for the fun and the joy they created wherever they went.
Maurice served in the U.S. Army during World War II. The skills he learned on the ranch were put to use when he was assigned duty at Fort Knox, Kent. working with the tank corps. A mishap with a grenade cost him a portion of his hearing. Both of his two younger brothers, Melvin and Kenneth, were killed in action as tail gunners in B-25 bombers.
Maurice married Inez Cluff and they were an inseparable pair for 62 years, until Inez' passing in 2003. Maurice was a multi-talented man. He was a master mechanic, truck driver, heavy equipment operator, pilot, carpenter, welder, cowboy, and more. He was known for his energy, independence, good humor and sound understanding. The acts of service he and Inez provided wherever they went can never be counted. For ten years he served as a dedicated Branch President of the Young Branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He and Inez earned the love and respect of everyone. They will be sorely missed.
He is survived by his sisters, Merle Westover, Gerry Willis, Leah Beth McLaws and his son, Mike and his wife, Tomye, along with seven grandchildren, twenty-two great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
A viewing will be held Thursday, Sept. 16, from 6-8 p.m. at the Heber Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and one hour prior to services. Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept. 17, at 10 a.m. at the Heber Chapel.
Funeral arrangements were handled by At Seasons End Mortuary in Apache Junction (480) 982-7721.
Kenneth Scott Wilt
Kenneth Scott Wilt, 39, of Show Low died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010, in Show Low. He was born Feb. 6, 1971 in Connecticut to Laurence and Sandra "Sandy" (Courtright) Wilt. A loving husband, father, son, brother and friend he will be missed by all.
He is survived by his wife Melissa of Show Low; two daughters Kaylee and Katelynn Wilt of Show Low; mother Sandy Wilt of Tucson; sister Kelly (Mark) Stevens of Tucson; two nieces Stephanie and Jessica Stevens of Tucson.
He was preceded in death by his father Laurence.
Memorial services were held Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Calvary Chapel of The White Mountains, 2879 Rainbow Lake Drive in Lakeside.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to any BBVA Compass Bank Branch under the name Melissa Wilt for the memorial fund of Kenneth Wilt.
Marion Ann (Gilbert) Tiegs
Marion Ann (Gilbert) Tiegs, 83 of Oro Valley died Sept. 9, 2010, in Tucson. She was a retired educator at Western Community School District in Buda, Ill. and education consultant for the State of Illinois gifted program. She was born Jan. 24, 1927, in Donora, Pa., daughter of the late Walter and Madelyn Skinner Grantham.
She is survived by her sons Eric Gilbert (Diane) of High Rolls, N.M.; Rich Gilbert of Nashville, Tenn.; grandson Matt Gilbert (Stephanie) of Pasadena, Md.; sister Linda Stengele (Carl) of Fox River, Ill. and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her brother Lewis Grantham, sister Eleanor Farrell, brother Fredrick Grantham and husband Frank Tiegs.
Cremation will be conducted at Vistoso Funeral Home in Oro Valley. She requested no services.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Casa De La Luz Hospice in Tucson or the American Cancer Society.
Annell Evon Williams
Annell Evon Williams, 69, of Show Low died Sept. 6, 2010. She was born Nov. 11, 1940 in Grand Forks, North Dakota. She had a heart of gold and will always be remembered.
She was preceded in death by her mother Randi Bruce; father Lawrence Bruce; brother Robert Bruce, all of Grand Forks, North Dakota and daughter Dawn Williams of Show Low.
She is survived by daughter Pamela Williams of Phx; grandchildren Kevin Burton (Angie) of Phx, Deidre Stolle (Mike) of Las Vegas, Nev., Austin Stephens of Phx, Randi Fagotti of Show Low, Ryan Fagotti of Show Low, whom she loved dearly; great-grandchildren Lily and Ava Burton of Phx. She was expecting another great-granddaughter in October; sisters Vivian Rydell (Wesley) and Nina Larson (Mark) and brother Jay Bruce (Wemdy), all of Grand Forks.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 11, at Black's Mortuary, 401 N. 4th Ave. in Show Low.
Dorothalene Tuckness, 88, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010, in Eagar. She was born June 20, 1922, at Cedro Ranch, Apache County, to Thomas Lawrence Jones and Daphne Tamar Lewis.
Dorothalene served in various positions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She worked for the Forest Service, retiring in 1984 and served in many civic duties. She enjoyed her family, playing cards and definitely a good game of Scrabble or Bridge.
She is survived by her sons Jim (Kay) Leverton of St. Johns; Boone (Sue) Hall of Springerville; Clay (Marty) Hall of San Tan Valley; daughters Jeanne (Mike) Udall of Eagar; Beverly (Dennis) Ence of Tonopah; Brenda (Kirk) Morris of Eagar; Nita (Wade) Morris of Mesa; and Leisa Crosby of St. Johns. She is also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands Bill Leverton, Wallace Hall and Ralph Tuckness and daughter Christine Hall.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Springerville Building of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Springerville. Interment followed the funeral services at the Eagar Cemetery.
Burnham Mortuary of Eagar handled arrangements.
Gisela Logan, 73, died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010, at her home in Eagar. She was born Feb. 24, 1937, in Karlsruhe, Germany to Kurt Richard Golder and Mina Windisch Golder.
Gisela is survived by her husband William Logan of Eagar; daughter Donna D. (George) Taylor of Frisco, Texas; and sister Sieglinde (Heinz) Golder-Meule of Vancouver, British Columbia.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 9, at 2 p.m. at Burnham Mortuary of Eagar.
Burnham Mortuary of Eagar handled arrangements.
Kent Randolph Knudson
Although schooled in engineering mathematics, Kent's greatest contributions are the result of his lifelong career as an photographer. Having licensed his works to commercial stock agencies, advertisers and marketing companies, Kent's art has dominated and influenced all of his life's pursuits.
Kent's later life was radically altered as a result of an unfortunate cascading injustice at the hands of the government. During the years that Kent spent caring for his beloved mother, who was developing Alzheimer's disease, Kent fell into legal trouble as a result of attempting to safeguard his mother against an invading herd of cattle on their 40-acre ranch near Snowflake.
Compelled into a new life of social justice and activism, Kent sought to fight the injustices he suffered as a consequence of his "Cowcrap" ordeal, devoting his activist efforts towards repealing open range laws, ending malicious prosecution, facilitating prison reform and inmate human rights, promoting jury nullification and court reform.
Among other activist pursuits, Kent is well known for leading the 9/11Truth movement in Phoenix, and hosting a 9/11 Truth and Accountability conference. He also supported various other peace and justice causes including: Ending the US military occupations, defending human rights, environmentalism and sustainability.
Kent is survived by his sister, Cathy Leavitt; nephews Brent Leavitt and Thomas Leavitt; niece Paula Thompson; companion, Sarah Fox; longtime friend Sham Rao, his cat Ewok and the social justice activist community.
Kent will be missed mostly for the passion and drive with which he lived and demonstrated throughout his life and art.
A memorial service was held Oct. 6, at the Arizona Biltmore Resort, 2400 East Missouri in Phoenix. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Oct. 9, at the Snowflake Cemetery in Snowflake.
Robert ‘Bob’ Allen Shaw
Robert ‘Bob' Shaw, 65, of Chandler died of cardiac arrest Sept. 29, 2010, at Mercy Gilbert Hospital in Gilbert.
He was born Feb. 21, 1945, Deadwood, SD. Robert served in the Air Force, worked as a PGA golf professional for 25 years at various golf resorts nationally, was a professor of Computer Information Systems at Northland Pioneer College for 17 years. He received AZ Vocational Educator of the Year for Post Secondary Education 2000 and AZ Outstanding Post Secondary Business Educator of the Year 2002.
Bob is survived by his wife, Shirley, daughter, Robyn; grandchildren Elayna and Eli; stepdaughter, Traci and stepson, Jason and their children: Megan and Erin.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A celebration of life service was held at Crowne Pt. San Marcos Golf Resort Friday, Oct. 8.
His family suggests in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; Special Olympics; or any nonprofit organization of choice.