HERBERT DOUGLAS HOLLOWAY
HERBERT DOUGLAS HOLLOWAY, 92, of Gardiner, Maine. passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2008, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center at Togus, Maine.
He was born in Kingfield, Maine, on June 19, 1915, a son of Harry and Sarah Douglas Holloway.
Herbert was a major in the U.S. Army during WWII serving in France. He graduated from Farmington Normal School in Farmington, Maine and had been employed for the State of Maine. He resided in Green Valley during the late 90’s and early 2000.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years Muriel Dinsmore Holloway of Gardiner; two daughters Catherine Muriel Holloway of Augusta, Maine and Elizabeth Holloway Frederick of Surry, Maine.
Spring burial will be in Kingfield, Maine.
Arrangements are under the care of Staples Funeral Home, 53 Brunswick Ave., P.O.Box 598, Gardiner, ME 04345. Telephone 207.582.3102.
JACK W. BOAG
JACK W. BOAG died peacefully after a brief illness on Feb. 26, 2008.
He was born July 17,1916, in Minnedosa, Manitoba, Canada, and grew up in Winnepeg. He began his professional career as a hockey goalie for Vancouver, British Columbia in 1939, then played on teams in Portland and Salem, Ore. and Spokane, Wash. After a career ending injury, the owner of the Portland Eagles Hockey and Beavers Baseball clubs, sent him to Oregon Stage College to become an athletic trainer for his clubs. From there he worked for the Salem Senators and Victoria Tyees baseball clubs and the San Francisco Shamrocks and Cleveland Baron hockey clubs.
In 1960, he joined the St. Louis Cardinals Baseball organization. He spent winters in St. Petersburg, Fla., working with their major league Instructional and Spring Training clubs. Summers were spent as trainer for the AAA affiliate, Tulsa Oilers. He was loaned to the Chicago Cubs in 1964 and returned to be with the Cardinals for their October World Series.
He met his wife Lynn when he was on loan to the St. Louis Hawks Basketball team in 1965-66. In 1973, he was permanently based in Florida in charge of training for all St. Louis Cardinal Minor League programs.
Championship clubs he was a trainer for in hockey were: Cleveland Barons Calder Cup 1957, Nashville Flyers Eastern Hockey League 1967; and for baseball: Victoria Tyees Western International League 1952; Tulsa Oilers Texas League 1962, Pacific Coast League 1968 and International League 1972; Ponce Leones Caribbean Winter League 1972, and St. Petersburg Cardinals Florida State League 1978.
He was honored as the 1978 Baseball Minor League Trainer of the Year. The National Association of Professional Baseball League presented him with a Lifetime Pass to all baseball parks in the country, a rare award.
He retired in 1981, moving to Salt Lake City, Utah, to help his wife further her nursing career. They moved to Green Valley in 1996, from Sheridan, Wyo.
Once retired, he enjoyed working with young people and speaking to groups regarding the players and life in professional baseball.
He is survived by his wife Lynn; nephew Allan Currie; nieces Marilyn Hermiston and Margaret Ann Swayda.
Jack was a caring, kind and thoughtful man. He will be sorely missed.
A funeral Mass will be on Thursday, March 13, 2008, at 11 a.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 18 Calle Baca, Tubac, Ariz. Reception following in the Boag home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Animal League of Green Valley.
HARRIET TYSON, born outside of Portland, Maine in 1908, died in Tucson on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008, after a brief illness.
She and her late husband Ty bought a home in La Canada Desert Homes III in 1983 and moved to La Posada in 2003.
Harriet’s childhood in Maine led her to love independence, the outdoors, and family. While raising her family with Ty in Sherborn, Mass., Harriet became a skilled genealogist. She began a lifetime project of a very complete annotated history of her own family going back several hundred years. Because of her activity and thoroughness, she was elected to the Board of the New England Historic Genealogical Society for several terms.
She was a talented cook and hostess, a successful bridge player, a bibliophile, and a skilled fly fisherwoman. She and Ty would often travel to Maine on vacation to fish and spend time with their children and grandchildren.
In her travels, Harriet had a talent for finding overlooked pieces of glassware, paintings and antiques at auctions and country antique shops, which often proved to have unexpected value. She saw the potential in those things and in abandoned barns and buildings along country roadsides. Over the 40 years they lived in Massachusetts, she painted, papered and moved walls, designed custom hardware and accessories and refinished many pieces of furniture for their 200-year old New England colonial home.
Moving to Green Valley increased Harriet and Ty’s opportunity to play bridge and meet new friends. They also used retirement as a time to do extensive traveling and to explore Arizona while continuing to travel to New England when they could.
Eager to learn new things, Harriet bought a computer in 1987 and worked on putting her genealogical research into computer format. She also became increasingly concerned for and supportive of environmental causes. In Pennsylvania, where she and Ty spent summers away from Green Valley, she began shoveling out a small pond, fed by a spring behind her home. Eventually, she had the pond enlarged, which by her own work became a habitat for frogs, turtles, herons, goldfish, snakes, muskrats, and waterborne plants. It is a model of ecological diversity and balance to this day.
Very loyal to her family, she planned joyfully for their visits where ever she lived. She was devoted to her husband and proud of each generation that followed.
She is survived by her daughter Martha T.B. Slayman; her son William F. Yates; five grandchildren and 10 great-granddaughters.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.
ROBERT W. RIVETT
ROBERT W. RIVETT, 87, of Shelbyville, Ky. and formerly of Green Valley, died Tuesday March 19, 2008, at his residence.
He was retired vice-president of Alpha Theraputics in Los Angeles, Calif. and a former chemist for Abbott Laboratories for 30 years. He was a member of the National Hemophilia Foundation and was also a member of Doane College, and the Universities of Wisconsin and Nebraska Alumni Associations. Along with his wife Janey, he was an avid motorhome enthusiast.
He is survived by his wife Janey Rivett; daughters Suzanne (Gary) Peterson of Barefoot Bay, Fla. and Teresa (Jim) Holloway of Vacaville, Calif.; and sister Marion Louise Myers of Mt. Home, Ark.
Also surviving are grandchildren Beth Johnson of Shelbyville, Erich Pike of Waukegan, Ill., Trayse Johnsen of Antioch, Calif., Patrick Kobylanski of Beach Park, Ill., and Kelly Kobylanski of Bakersfield, Calif.; as well as eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
A memorial service will be held March 21, 2008, in Louisville, Ky. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Louisville, P.O. Box 36370, Louisville, KY 40233-9901.
SUE J. (STOCKSTILL) COOK
SUE J. (STOCKSTILL) COOK, 70, of Green Valley, formerly of Arcola, died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008, in Tucson, Ariz.
She was born on March 20, 1938, in Dodge City, Kan., daughter of Lois (Harper) and Thomas Murray Stockstill. She married Raymond L. Cook in Kankakee, Ill., on June 21, 1959. Sue graduated from Eastern Illinois University and worked at EIU food services, Jarman Hospital, The Decorator in Arthur, and most recently at the Dutch Kitchen in Arcola. She and Ray moved to Arizona in 1999 as “snowbirds” until moving there permanently in 2002. Sue loved Arizona and her home there. She greatly enjoyed following the activities of her children and grandchildren and was very proud of them all.
Survivors include her husband Raymond; her siblings Thomas Stockstill (Linda) of Missoula, Mont. and Terry Edgar of Tucson; her sons David Cook (Lisa Van Ert) of Arcola, Larry Cook (Diane) of Lincoln, Ill., and Bryan Cook (Shani) of Gulf Stream, Fla.; grandchildren Adam, Jamison, and Wyatt Cook of Arcola, Bret Paulus, Kendall Paulus, Maxwell and William Cook of Lincoln.
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at the Edwards Funeral Home in Arcola. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Arcola Public Library, 407 E. Main St., Arcola, 61910.
TRUDI DUBS passed away Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008, after a courageous battle with thyroid cancer. She was born in Zurich, Switzerland on Nov. 17, 1927 to Eugen and Christine (Steiner) Baumgartner. Trudi became a seamstress after completing high school.
On Aug. 7, 1952, Trudy married Louis Dubs and they moved to Genoa, Nebraska. Not long after that they moved to St. Edward, Neb., and were engaged in farming. Along with helping with the family farming operation, Trudi also owned a bridal store during most of the 1970s, and 1980s in nearby Albion, Neb.
She was involved in many civic organizations.
She was a member of the local school board and served as president of the Albion Chamber of Commerce.
In 1990, Trudi began to winter in Green Valley and by 1997, she became a full-time resident. While in Green Valley she was involved with SAV, White Elephant, Friends of Madera Canyon and the Animal League.
Trudi was survived in death by her daughter Christine Dubs of Tucson and her two sons, Louis Dubs, his wife Kathy and their two daughters Katrina and Allison of Billings, Mont., and Fred Dubs of Westport, New Zealand.
Trudi was preceded in death by her husband Louis Dubs and her brother Heinz Baumgartner.
In lou of flowers, donations can be made to Friends of Madera Canyon, P.O. Box 1203, Green Valley, AZ, 85622, in Trudi’s honor.
MILDRED I. AUGUSTIN
MILDRED I. AUGUSTIN, 82, died Oct. 2, 2008, in Columbus, Neb., following a long and courageous battle with cancer.
She is survived by her husband Pat of Columbus; sons Arthur (Mary Ann) Augustin and Richard “Pat” Augustin Jr., all of Shelby; daughters Pauline (Duane) Siffring of Bellwood, Neb. and Mary Augustin and husband Mike Phelps of Apache Junction, Ariz.; brothers Arnold Larson and Marvin Larson, both of California, Vernon (Carlene) Larson of Doniphan, Neb.; and Donald (Vonna) Larson of St. Paul, Neb.; sister Dorothy (Dick) Dugan of Mesa; six grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Oct. 6, 2008, Columbus.
DOROTHY L. DEREERE
DOROTHY L. DEREERE, 83, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008.
Born May 17, 1925, in Iron Mountain, Mich., Dorothy lived in the Detroit area until moving to Colorado Springs, Colo. in 1978. In 1997, she and her husband become permanent residents of Green Valley.
Dorothy enjoyed many friends she made in her Newcomers and bridge groups, as well as her husband’s golf groups and her neighbors. Dorothy volunteered in orphanages in Guatemala and in Columbia, and also at a children’s clinic in Nogales, Ariz.
Dorothy is survived by George A. Dereere, her husband of 61 years; daughter Sandra (and Kyle) Converse of Thompsonville, Mich.; George (and Terry) Dereere of Denver, Colo.; son Daniel Dereere of Traverse City, Mich.; daughter Caroline Perry of Green Valley; sister Beverly Vaughan of Phoenix; seven surviving grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 10 a.m.
Memorial donations may be made to the Sarver Heart Center at (520) 626-4146.
JUNE ALLISON BUDD
June 2, 1925 - Oct. 9, 2008
June left this world to take her place with our Lord in Heaven after a long, hard-fought battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Lou Gehrig’s disease. She passed on in her apartment at the Silver Springs Assisted Living Facility in Green Valley with family by her side on Oct. 9, 2008. June was a very special lady. She was especially known for her determination to live, her neverending positive spirit, an incredibly forgiving nature, a love and compassion for others, a willingness and desire to help others in need, and for her wonderful sense of humor and quick wit even in the face of adversity.
Born on June 2, 1925, in Milwaukee, Wis., the daughter of Walter W. Beckard and Helyn (Leist) Beckard, June graduated from Rufus King High School in 1943 as the class Salutatorian. She went on to become Valedictorian of her nursing class, receiving her RN diploma from Chicago University Hospital. June had many wonderful stories to tell of her time in nurses training as well as first job following as a visiting nurse with Sears and Roebuck. She simply loved helping others and others surely loved her in return.
In WWII, June enlisted in the Cadet Nurse Corps and served from 1944-1947 while in taking at University Hospital in Chicago, Ill. and St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Ill. June met her first husband Dr. Robert Henry Allison (deceased 1975) while she was still in training and he was still in medical school. They married in 1948 and made their first home outside of Chicago, in Warrenville, Ill., where Bob started his first private medical practice in the 1950s.
In the early 1960s, they moved with their three children to Elburn, Ill. where they remained until 1972. It was then that June and Robert moved to Morganfield, Ky. for a semi-retirement where June worked as a public health nurse for the Union County Clinic. In 1972, they relocated to Hoopeston, Ill., where Robert joined a clinic of international doctors.
Following Robert’s death, June returned to nursing, working as a visiting nurse in charge of the Home Health Aids of the Vermillion County Health Department. The favorite part of her work involved caring for paraplegics and quadriplegics in their homes, though she later commented she never envisioned that she herself would one day find herself in their position.
In 1977, she headed west to Denver, Colo. where she joined her daughter, Lorelei, who was studying music at the time. The two of them lived together and loved life to the fullest as college roommates, helping each other make it to the finish line by proofing each other’s work while attending two different colleges. June completed a Bachelor of Nursing Science degree at Colorado Women’s College while in her 50’s, inspiring many while at the same time making many wonderful new friends. Following graduation, she became night supervisor in charge of nursing at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Denver. It was also in Denver that she met her second husband Harrell Budd (deceased 1989), a geologist. They were married in 1986 in Kauai, Hawaii, then moved to Green Valley to start a make their home and begin a new life together.
June is survived by three children: David John Allison a paralegal and Methodist Lay Minister currently residing in Denver; Suzannah Allison DeSousa, a world traveler and international teacher currently teaching Culinary Arts in Bagdad, Ariz.; and Lorelei Allison Conrad, a retired US Naval Officer, Navy bandmaster, trumpeter, conductor, and most recently an RN who resides in Green Valley along with her husband Raymond H. Conrad, also a professional trumpeter and retired U.S. Navy musician and Maryland Special Police Officer.
June leaves behind one sister Gloria B. Bonesz, also of Green Valley, who is known for her work as Comptroller for the Chicago advertising firm, Weber, Cohen, and Riley, and as head of the quilters of the Lutheran Church of the Risen Savior and former GVR swimnastics instructor. June is also survived by her very dear cousin and cherished friend, Margot Fuller of Kronberg, Germany.
June leaves behind four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. They are Vasco DeSousa and his wife Rosina of Abeystwyth, Wales, UK, along with their four children Oscar, Joseph, Hannah, and Esperanca; Dr. Alexandra A. DeSousa and her husband Dr. Michael Proulx of London, England and their two daughters Isabella and Helena; Andrew DeSousa and his wife Aya Octaviani along with their daughter Radina who are all living in Borneo, Indonesia; and Dr. Sarah O. Allison and her husband Paul McGuire who reside in Champaign, Ill. Additionally, she leaves behind four more grandchildren from marriage to Harrell Budd, and many, many wonderful friends throughout the country and abroad, including her longtime companion and dear friend George Friley of Green Valley.
June was an active volunteer in many organizations throughout her life including organizations such as the Geneva Community Hospital Women’s Auxiliary, the Wheaton Weeds, the Eight Ball Committee, the American Heart Association, the Elburn Elementary PTA, the Junior Girl Scouts as Troop #44 Leader in Kaneville, Ill, among many others. She loved learning and loved to travel the country and around the world. June also loved going for a walk with friends and family, hiking, bowling, and was active in Jazzercise and Swimnastics when it was still possible for her to do so. She never passed up an opportunity to sing, or dance, and loved spending time with her family and friends. It was a joy and pleasure for her to go to church and loved being a member of the Lutheran Church of the Risen Savior.
A memorial service in June’s honor will be held on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, at 10 a.m. at the Lutheran Church of the Risen Savior located at 555 S. La Canada Dr., Green Valley. Reception will follow in the church’s fellowship hall. Additionally, family and friends are invited that same afternoon at 1 p.m. to come to Silver Springs Assisted Living at 500 W. Camino Encanto, Green Valley, to join together for a celebration of “June’s Life Story.” This event will be held in the Family Room affectionately known as the “Bird Room.” All who can are come are invited to share their favorite stories and memories of this amazing woman’s life on earth.
Donations in memory of June may be made to the Lutheran Church of the Risen Savior, the Muscular Dystrophy Association/ALS Division of Tucson or to the charity of one’s choice.
SHIRLEY JANE LINCK CARLSON
SHIRLEY JANE LINCK CARLSON died Oct. 20, 2008, in Tucson.
She was born Aug. 16, 1920, to Leroy Eugene “Jack” Linck and Florence Lucille Rideau in Goldroad, Ariz., an early-day mining town that has now become a ghost town.
In 1927, upon confirming Fairbanks had an excellent school and new university, Jack accepted an offer from his employer, the U.S. Smelting, Refining & Mining Co., to transfer to its new Alaska branch, the Fairbanks Exploration Co., and the family moved north.
Shirley went to high school at both Fairbanks Public Schools and Holy Names Academy in Seattle, Wash. She attended Maryhurst College in Portland, Ore. and the University of Alaska in Fairbanks. She loved learning and adapted eagerly to computers later in life. Shirley worked as a telephone operator, a bank clerk at Fairbanks National Bank, and as a legal secretary and office manager for the Parrish law firm in Fairbanks for many years.
Her love of cooking is legend and was very much enjoyed by all who knew her and looked forward to her famous Christmas cookies. She was very skilled in embroidery and crewelwork, loved to read, play cards and listen to music - especially the three tenors (Carreras-Domingo-Pavarotti) and Strauss waltzes.
She married Clarence “Care” Carlson in Fairbanks in December 1947. They enjoyed dancing and traveling in their 45 years together until Care died in 1993. They had moved to Green Valley in 1979 and spent many enjoyable years living in the sun and leaving the snow behind. They thoroughly loved Green Valley and their newfound friends. Many admired her and will miss her courage, faith and wit in the face of life’s adversities.
Shirley outlived her parents, husband, and one brother, Lee S. Linck. Survivors include her sister and brother-in-law, Helen Atkinson and Con Frank of Fairbanks and their extended family, including Phyllis (Murray) Tate of Fairbanks; Gayle McDonald of Encino, Calif.; Avriel Rideau of Tucson, who lovingly visited Shirley often; Ben (Stephanie) Atkinson of Wasilla, Alaska; brother Don Linck of Elko, Nevada and his extended family, including Don (Linda) Linck II of Lafayette, Calif.; Sandy (Rod) Herrick of Hamilton, Mont.; Susie (Mark) Sanders of Elko; Judy (Jim) Bell of Alta, Calif; the family of deceased brother Lee S. (Gert) Linck, including Nancy (Terry) Kelly of Fairbanks; Marc Linck of Fairbanks; Greg Linck of Buckeye; and stepbrother Jim Moody of Fairbanks.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Heartland Hospice, 2980 N. Campbell Ave #190B, Tucson, AZ 85719 or to Friends of the Joyner-Green Valley Library, 601 N. La Canada Dr. #101, Green Valley, AZ 85614.
WILLIAM O. SALIVAR
WILLIAM O. SALIVAR, 74, a Green Valley resident for the past seven years, and formerly of Chicago, Ill., passed away Oct. 5, 2008.
Born June 22, 1934, in Rockford, Ill., he served as a medical corpsman in the U.S. Navy.
He spent some wonderful years growing up in far northern Minnesota. He studied and received degrees from the University of Illinois and the University of Wisconsin, as well as doing post-doctoral research at CalTech. He was a microbiologist who did research on bacteriophages and ended his career working for UOP, Inc. in Arlington Heights, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his father Joseph.
He is survived by his wife Sandra (Siuda); sons Jeremy and Michael; and stepmother Margaret Salivar. He will also be missed by his in-laws in Buffalo, N.Y.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008, at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church.