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Wickenburg, Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
November 30, 1956, p. 6
Final Rites For GAINES BRADFORD Held In Oklahoma
Funeral services and burial were to take place early this week in Camp Hill, Okla., for GAINES BRADFORD, 43-year-old resident of Agui1a who passed away at 11:15 p.m. November 21 at Community Hospital in Wickenburg. He had been a patient there only a short time. The body was taken to the Wickenburg Mortuary and sent to Camp Hill Friday night. Mr. Bradford is survived by his widow, Agusta M. and several relatives living in Camp Hill.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
April 28, 2004, p. B9
GUY M. BRAEM, born Sept. 3, 1950, was greeted by the applause of Heaven on April 24, 2004 as he joined his heavenly Father after a brief bout with cancer. Guy was born in Algoma, Wisconsin, to Lyla Lou SCHMIDT and Carl W. BRAEM. He lost his mother to Hodgkin's disease when he was 7, and his father at age 21. Guy himself overcame Hodgkin's disease twice in the 1970s. Guy received his B.A. degree in 1973, M.D. in 1983, and M.A. in Clinical Psychology in 1988. It was the latter profession that he chose as his life calling, and through which he had an enormous impact on many lives. Guy unselfishly dedicated his service to others. He joined the staff of Remuda Ranch in 1991. On April 22, about 300 people attended a tribute at Remuda celebrating Guy's life and his positive impact on others. All who knew Guy knew him as a Godly man of integrity, a faithful and loving husband, a warm and wonderful father, a steadfast friend, and an admired member of the community and his church. God is the rock on which Guy founded and built a life of purpose and value. He lived to honor his Lord and accomplish His will. God's purpose has been fulfilled in Guy, and God has established the works of Guy's hands (Psalm 90:17). Married in Guadalajara, Mexico, on December 1979 to Sandy White, the Braems have two surviving children, Laura, age 12, and Zachary, age 10. Guy is also survived by his step-mother, Sharon Braem, brother Lee Braem, sister-in-law Alison Braem, brother Boyd Braem, and sister Becki Braem, as well as many other loving relatives and in-laws. Beloved and devoted husband, father, family member, friend, counselor, and mentor, he will be missed by all who knew him.

Aug 20, 1954 p. 1
GEORGE BRANDT Of Aguila Summoned
Graveside services were to be held this morning (Friday) at 9 a.m. in Aguila for GEORGE WASHINGTON BRANDT, 73, who passed away Monday, August 16, at Community Hospital. Rev G. B. HUTHMACHER of the Church of Christ in Aguila will conduct the services. The body laid in state at Wickenburg Chapel Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. An Arizona resident for the past 12 years, Mr. BRANDT had lived in Aguila for at least three years. He was born in Missouri. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Inez HATCH of Los Angeles.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
May 27, 1986, p. 7
FLOSSIE LORETTA BRANT, 72, of Prescott, died May 8 at Sandretto Hills Care Center. She was born Aug. 13, 1913, in Michigan. She moved to Arizona in 1945 and moved to Prescott from Tucson 10 years ago. She was a licensed instructor in Western horse riding and taught children at Prescott area camps. She was a member of the Prescott Saddle Club, the Scottsdale Desert Saddle Bags, a 10 year member of Las Damas in Wickenburg and the Prescott First Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, John Brant, of Prescott; one son, Don Brant, of Redding, Calif.; one daughter Janet Johnson, of Tucson; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Memorial services were May 12 at the First Baptist Church in Prescott. Arrangements were made by Memory Chapel in Prescott. Contributions should be to the Hospice of Prescott, 205 N. Cortez St., Prescott.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
Sep 28, 2005, p A10
PATRICK W. BRESLIN, 67, of Peoria, Ariz., and formerly of Wickenburg, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 20. He is survived by his loving wife Mary Ann; sons Patrick Breslin, Jr., Samuel J. Breslin, Michael Breslin, and Peter A. Tolar; daughter Christina Breslin; brother Michael Breslin; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Patrick was the light of our lives. As an innovative person, Patrick held many patents, but his true love was building performance engines for racecars. Funeral service was held Saturday, Sept. 24 at Heritage Funeral Chapel in Peoria.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
March 10, 2004, p. B9
ERNEST H. BREWER has gone to build a new mansion for the Lord. Ernie, a five-year resident of Wickenburg, left this world to show His Lord some new building plans on March 4, 2004. His true wealth was his love of the Lord, his family and his passion for life. Born to pioneer parents in Imperial, Calif. on Jan. 13, 1912, Ernest Herbert Brewer was named for his father, Ernest Arthur Brewer, mother Addie Brewer. He wore a coat of many colors in the variety of talents that the Lord blessed him with. He worked as a telephone operator, school bus driver for El Centro High School and junior college. It was during this time he met his sweetheart and wife to be, Bessie Marie Daily. Later he became a master builder, building PT boats, landing craft aircraft rescue, and mine sweepers at Hubbards South Coast Shipyards in Newport Beach, Calif. He also was instrumental in helping build several Army-Navy and Marine bases. He took his talent to Del E. Webb, for whom he also worked. Later Ernie built a home for his family in Garden Grove, Calif., where he lived for all but the last 30 years of his life. Ernie is survived by one sister, Florence Parkin (husband Bill) of Santa Maria, Calif; his bride of 66 years, Bessie Marie Daily-Brewer; four children, Herbert Edward Brewer (wife Cheryl), Donald Leroy (wife Diane), Gerald Keith (wife Peggy), and Gloria Jeanne Brewer-Henkel (husband Bob). Ernie and Bessie had 15 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Family has always been foremost in their hearts. Our common family saying was "A family that plays together, stays together." Live and play they did, sharing a variety of passions and hobbies. They included camping in the great outdoors, boating, fishing, hunting, snow skiing, water skiing, horseback riding (he rode a horse for his 90th birthday and went to a rodeo). Ernie and Bessie shared 25 years of square and round dancing. He served as president of the Jolly Mixers Square, and Round Dance Club of Santa Ana, Calif. Ernie passed peacefully in the great care of the Sun City Hospice Care Center in Sun City, Ariz. He was a five-year resident of Wickenburg, where Bessie will continue to reside. Services were held Tuesday, March 9 at the First Presbyterian Church of Wickenburg. Pastor Jim Longstreet presided prayerfully over the services. Cody Custer spoke welcome words of encouragement. "The Old Wooden Cross" was sung by Jim Custer. Grandson David Brewer, Master Piper of California, played the bagpipes, with a moving rendition of "Amazing Grace." Paul Sherwood played the harmonica. Burial followed in the Wickenburg Municipal Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Wickenburg Funeral Home.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
June 6, 2007, p A8
ROBERT BRISBIN was born 1923 in Colorado to parents Milton and Ruth. He was one of six children. His enjoyments in life included hunting, fishing, take care of his home both in Arizona and Alaska. He was a true cowboy at heart. He served as a staff sergeant in the 612th bombardment squadron, 401st bombardment group during World War II. He is survived by sisters Mary, Mable, Ruth and Harriett and has left behind Sally, his partner of 28 years, daughters Donna, Susan and Nancy, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Robert passed away on May 22, 2007 in Seattle, Wash., on his way to Alaska. He is preceded in death by his father, mother and brothers Rex and Bill. Services were held on Friday (June 1) at the National Memorial Cemetery in Phoenix, Ariz. “Bobby” will be missed by many.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
November 12, 1954 p. 4
Britton Called East By Death Of Father
Lloyd BRITTON, commander of the American Legion post here, was called Tuesday to Auburn, West Virginia, by the death of his father, ALBERT B. BRITTON, age 83. Mr. Britton suffered a stroke more than a year ago. In addition to his son, Lloyd, he is survived by his wife, Iona, and two other sons both residing in West Virginia.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
Sep 14, 2005, p A11
Funeral services for MYRA P. BRITTON will be held this Thursday (Sept. 15) at 1:30 p.m. at Green Acres Mortuary Chapel in Scottsdale, with interment to follow in Green Acres Cemetery. Mrs. Britton was born in Coshocton, Ohio, to John B. Barcroft and Orva Inez Palmer Barcroft. She came to Arizona 61 years ago, settling in Scottsdale where she lived most of her life. She moved to Camp Verde where she spent 11 years before coming to Wickenburg. She lived in Wickenburg at My Father's Retirement Ranch for the last 11 years. She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law Lynda and Bill Cavin of Wickenburg and Lynn and John Reddell of Camp Verde; brother John Barcroft of Cleveland, Ohio; sister Joann Corder of Newark, Ohio; three granddaughters of California and four grandsons in Arizona and Alaska; 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Arrangements under the direction of Frey-Wickenburg Funeral Home.

Wickenburg, Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
Friday, Aug. 3, 1956 Page 5
Aunt Of Mrs. Brian HARRINGTON Passes
When Mrs. AMELIA BRITZ, aunt of Mrs. Brian HARRINGTON, died in Phoenix July 16, it was revealed that she and her brothers were the first white children to attend the Jerome Elementary School. The family had moved to Jerome from Wisconsin in 1885. Mrs. Britz's brother, Myron HILL, was Mrs. Harrington's father. He died seven years ago. Mrs. Harrington and her mother-in-law, Mrs. Ethel HARRINGTON, attended the funeral in Phoenix.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, Arizona
December 25, 1996
Services for LOIS WHITTEN BROOKS of Casa Grande will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28 in the Church of the Nazarene. Lois passed on Saturday, Dec. 2l. She was 9l. Mrs. Brooks, a homemaker and retired bookkeeper, was born in Nevada County, Arkansas, to Levi WHITTEN and Beulah HONEA WHITTEN. The Whitten family were founders of the Church of the Nazarene. In 1918, they moved to Chandler, Ariz., and established the First Church of the Nazarene. Survivors include daughters and sons in-law Wanda and Robert JOHNS, and Joyce and BZ PIENDL of Casa Grande; grandchildren Brenda JOHNS, Sandra JOHNS LIVINGSTON, Diane BROOKS ARMSTRONG, Delbert BROOKS, Brownwyn BROOKS WOLF, Gwen PIENDL, Arthur BROOKS, Stephanie PIENDL and 13 great grandchildren. Lois is preceded in death by her son Del BROOKS in 1971 and her husband Arthur Lee BROOKS in 1976. Interment and graveside prayers will be held at the Chandler Municipal Cemetery.

LOIS WHITTEN BROOKS of Casa Grande, died Dec. 21 in Casa Grande. She was 91. Mrs. Brooks was born in 1905 in Nevada County, Arkansas. She lived most of her life in Arizona, moving to Chandler in 1918. Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law Wanda and Robert Johns and Joyce and BZ. Piendl of Casa Grande; grandchildren Brenda Johns, Sandra Johns Livingston, Diane Brooks Armstrong, Delbert Brooks, Bronwyn Brooks Wolf, Gwen Piendl, Stephanie Piendl, and Arthur Brooks of Wickenburg; and 13great-grandchildren. Mrs. Brooks was preceded in death by her son, Del Brooks, in 1971; and her husband, Arthur Lee Brooks, in 1976. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28 in the Church of the Nazarene in Casa Grande. Interment will follow in the Chandler Municipal Cemetery.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
Oct 3, 2001 A20
JERRELL W. BROOKS, Jr. of Lake Wales, Fla., died Sept. 17. He was 41. Mr. Brooks was born Dec. 6, 1959 in Biloxi, Miss. He was a builder and a horseman. He is survived by his family, Cecelia, Anna and George. Other survivors include his mother Donna J. Brooks of Wickenburg; his father, Jerrell W. Brooks, Sr. of Chandler; sisters Debbie Marston of Springfield, Ill., Nancy Littlewood of Charlotte, N.C. and Paula Giles of Chandler; and a brother, Barry Brooks of Scottsdale. Services have been held.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
March 28, 2001, p. A18
BARBARA M. BROWN of Wickenburg, died March 19. She was 78. MRS. BROWN was born May 4, 1922 in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. She was a longtime Wickenburg resident, and had delivered the Arizona Republic newspaper in the community for more than 20 years. She was a member of the Elks Ladies, the VFW Auxiliary, volunteered for the "We Care" program, and worked for the Rest and Respite group as a volunteer and employee. She will be missed and was loved by many. Survivors include her children, Sharon Brown, Harold Brown, Phillip Brown and David Brown; granddaughter Laura Brown; and sisters Kay Petrie, Mildred Scotten and Shirley Abare. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sabin E. Brown, and sister Phyllis Howe. Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, March 31 at the First Presbyterian Church of Wickenburg, 180 N. Adams St. Memorial contributions can be made to the We Care Organization and the Rest and Respite Organization.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
May 12, 2004, B7
DWAIN EARL BROWN, 79, passed away Wednesday, May 5, 2004, at the Veteran's Medical Center in Prescott. Dwain was born in Clarks, Neb. on Aug. 23, 1924, to Earl and Myrtle Tobias BROWN. Dwain moved with his family to Laramie, Wyo. in 1937 and attended schools in Laramie until joining the United States Navy on Dec. 7, 1942 in Cheyenne, Wyo. He was a fire control man, second-class, on the carrier vessel USS Franklin. Dwain was a member of the elite 804 club, a group of sailors that stayed aboard the Franklin and brought her home after she was severely bombed. Dwain married his high school sweetie, Dolly WIEBURG, on Nov. 8, 1943, in South Mills, N.C. Dwain was honorably discharged from the United States Navy on Nov. 12, 1945, at Lido Beach, N.Y. Dwain and Dolly made their home in Laramie, Wyo. where he worked for the Pacific Fruit Express Railroad, Ivinson Memorial Hospital, and the Cathedral Home for Children. He moved to Wickenburg, Ariz. in the summer of 1968 after accepting an administrator position at Wickenburg Community Hospital. Dwain was a member of the Wickenburg Country Club where he spent many happy hours golfing and playing cribbage. Dwain was a member of the Moose Lodge and BPOE in Wickenburg. He moved to Prescott Valley in 1994. He is preceded in death by his mother, father, and youngest sister Ruth. Dwain is survived by his wife of 60 years, Dolly; son Donald BROWN of Phoenix; daughter Debra PEDERSEN of Prescott; grandson John PEDERSON of Prescott and granddaughter Jeanne BROWN of Phoenix; sister Darlene STEVENS of Mesa; brother Clifford BROWN of Land O' Lakes, Fla.; numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service celebrating the life of Dwain was held Monday, May 10, 2004 at 10 a.m. at Calvary Chapel, 2313 E. Highway 69, Prescott. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society. The Hampton Funeral Home of Prescott, Ariz. was entrusted with the arrangements.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, Arizona
March 8, 2006
EDNA E. BROWN entered into eternal rest on February 20 in Surprise, Ariz. Edna was born on Feb. 24, 1914 in Phoenix, Ariz., to James and Ethyl (COCKMAN) MUSE, Sr., members of an Arizona pioneer family in the Verde Valley area. She spent her early years in the Kirkland/Yarnell area and also in Tolleson. In 1937 she married Garth A. Brown in Prescott, Ariz. During their years together, they lived in Congress, Mayer, and in Wickenburg. They divorced in 1956. In later years, she lived in Camp Verde, Ariz., San Francisco, Calif., Kirkland, Wickenburg, and the last few years in Surprise at the Mondell House - assisted living, where she made many friends. While living in San Francisco, Edna became well known as a pastry chef, working at some of the finer establishments in the area. Edna was preceded in death by her parents James and Ethyl MUSE, Sr.; brother James W. Muse, Jr.; sons James A. Brown (infant) and Garth A. Brown, Jr. Surviving are daughter Garna Melugin (Kenny) of Wickenburg; granddaughters Debbie Dawson (Jerry) of Pauldin, Ariz., Susie Samsill (John) of Wickenburg; great-grandchildren Jessie Garcia (Mark) of Chino Valley, Amer Stazenski and C.J. Stazenski of Pauldin, Holly Jo Samsil and Trey Samsil of Wickenburg; great-great granddaughter Kimberlie Garcia of Chino Valley. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday (March 11) at David's Desert Chapel Funeral Home in Wickenburg. 2006/03/08/

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, Arizona
October 22, 2008
The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
October 22, 2008, p. A13
GARTH ARTHUR BROWN, 98, of Wickenburg, better known to all who knew him as “Brownie,” may be one of the last natives of this state to be born when it was still a territory - July 20, 1910. He departed this world Oct. 18, 2008. Brownie was born in Congress, Ariz., to Jim and Alice (Juhl) Brown. His father was foreman of the O-X Ranch at the time. Jim and Alice had five children; Brownie was the oldest. His father died in 1921, and his mother later married Luther Reid, and they had five more children. As a youngster, Brownie attended school in Congress. After his father’s death, the family went to Tempe where he finished the eighth grade - the end of his formal education, but the beginning of one that would last a lifetime. At the age of 14, he left Arizona and went to Los Angeles where he worked for Barker Brothers Department Store. At 16, he joined the Merchant Marines and went to sea, a life-long dream of his. Brownie returned to Arizona in the early 1930s and began working at various mines around the Hillside and Congress area. He held many different jobs with the mines, from truck driver, mechanic, superintendent, to filling in for the cook. In 1938 Brownie married Edna Muse in Prescott, Ariz. They had three children - Garth James, who died in infancy; Garth Jr., who died in 1988; and Garna Joyce. He and Edna divorced in 1956. In 1957 Brownie married MARGARET HIKHUS, better known to everyone as “Mike.” She died in 1989. Brownie wore many hats in his lifetime - sailor, garage owner, plastering contractor, volunteer fireman - but he is best known as owner-operator of Wickenburg Plumbing, a business he ran for more than 40 years. He was a jack-of-all-trades and often said he could fix anything but a broken heart, but would give it a try if need be. Brownie loved the community of Wickenburg. He was a charter member of the local Lions Club and also a member of the Elks. He was a Shriner and a 32nd-Degree Mason. For many years, he was a member of the Wickenburg Natural Resource Conservation District and was president at the time of his passing. The Garth Brown Environmental Education Center at the local library is named in his honor. Town politics was another of Brownie’s passions. He served as a councilman for many years and on commissions such as the Board of Adjustments, Planning and Zoning, and from 1970 to 1972 he was mayor. During his time as mayor, he was instrumental in the building of the local community center, something he was very proud of. The Garth Brown Industrial Park is named in his honor. He was the second recipient of the “Henry Award” in 2001. Brownie’s family roots run deep in Arizona. His maternal grandmother - Ramona (Langmuier) Juhl was born in Arizona, as was his mother Alice (Juhl) Brown. Brownie and all of the following generations are natives of this great state. He was preceded in death by brothers Dave Brown, Stanley Brown, Ed Brown, and Raymond Reid. Brownie is survived by siblings Catherine (Brown) Robinson in Oregon, Rosemary (Reid) Robinson of California, Alice June (Reid) Behrmer in Oregon, Steve Reid of Oregon, and John Reid of Alaska; his daughter Garna Melugin (Ken) of Wickenburg; granddaughters Debbie Dawson (Jerry of Chino Valley, Susie Samsill (John) of Wickenburg; great-grandchildren Jessica Garcia (Mark) of Prescott, Amber Stazenski of Tucson and Chino Valley, Clay Stazenski of Chino Valley, Holly Jo Samsill and Trey Samsill of Wickenburg; and great-great-granddaughter Kimberly Garcia of Prescott. He will be greatly missed by his family and many, many friends. If you would like, a donation can be made to the Garth Brown Environmental Education Center through National Bank of Arizona, 540 W. Wickenburg Way, Wickenburg AZ 85390. A memorial service will be held Monday, Oct. 27 at 11 a.m. at the Wickenburg Community Center with a reception at Charley’s Steak House following the service. Arrangements are by David’s Desert Chapel Funeral Home.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, Arizona
November 9, 1962
Services Friday for JIM P. BROWN
Funeral services for JIM P. BROWN, respected town employee and Exalted ruler of the Elks Lodge, are scheduled to be conducted today (Friday) by military personnel from Luke Air Force and members of the Elks Lodge. The time and place of the service were not available when The SUN went to press. Mr. Brown died of a heart attack while working in the Wickenburg Cemetery Tuesday afternoon. As park maintenance man for the town, he had been raking the cemetery grounds. Born in Donaldsonville, Georgia, October 2, 1903, Mr. Brown entered the navy as a young man and served in that branch of the service for 30 years. He first retired in 1946 and then was recalled to duty during the Korean conflict. He retired again 1953 as a Lieutenant. He came to Wickenburg six years ago and had been caring for the town parks since May of 1959. Surviving are the widow, Nellie, and one brother, Ashley E. BROWN of Tallahassee, Fla.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
Nov 7, 2001, p. A22
MARION E. BROWN of Wickenburg, died Oct. 30 in Wickenburg. She was 85. Mrs. Brown was born July 3, 1916 in Attleboro, Mass. She had lived in Arizona for the past 42 years. Marion graduated from Attelboro (Mass.) High School in 1934. She moved to Arizona in 1958. She had lived in Brighton, Colo. from 1984 to 1988, where she was one of the first foster grandparents. She moved to the Wickenburg area in 1988. Survivors include her daughters, Susan Fletcher of Virginia Beach, Va., Marianne Gibbs of Barco, N.C., Frances Harrington of Fruita, Colo. and Jennifer Lutch of Wickenburg; sons Raymond Heald of Brookings, Ore. and Thomas Heald of Lackawana, N.Y.; brother Lorial Torrey of Cape Cod, Mass.; 20 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren. Frey Funeral Home handled all the arrangements.

May 21, 1955, p.1
Father Of Sabin BROWN Summoned
Funeral services were to be held Thursday, May 20, in Waltham, Massachusetts, for HAROLD J. BROWN, father of Sabin BROWN of Wickenburg, who passed away Sunday, May 16. Mr. Brown, 57, had been seriously ill since last September at which time the Sabin Browns visited him. Surviving, in addition to the Wickenburg son, are the widow and another son and daughter, George S. BROWN of Cochituate, Massachusetts, and Donna Ruth BROWN of Waltham.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
June 29, 1956, p. 1
ROY BROWN, Former Garage Owner Here, Summoned In Kansas
Friends here have received word of the death of a former Wickenburg resident, ROY BROWN, which occurred June 14 in Topeka, Kansas. When living here Mr. Brown operated the garage on the California Highway now known as Western Motors. He leaves a 16-year-old daughter, Mary Ellen. Mrs. Brown passed away four years ago in Butte, Montana.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
June 6, 2007, p. A8
Mr. THOMAS BLANE BROWN, age 81, passed away June 2, 2007 in Sun City, Ariz. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday (June 9) at 10 St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church with Fr. George Highberger as celebrant. Mr. Brown was born in Poplar Buff, Missouri. He enlisted in the Air Corps in March of 1944, serving until January of 1947 in World War II. He worked as a seventh grade teacher at Pixley Elementary School in California and later as a lineman in California for Pacific Telephone and Telegraph. He graduated with distinction from Arizona State College. Tom later enlisted as a regular officer in the U. S. Air Force (USAF). He was eighth in the nation shooting for the USAF. He was also a Novice Golden Gloves Boxing Champion USAF in Illinois and a member of the USAF Volleyball Team. He worked in the Office of Special Investigation as a special agent serving as Division Chief of Operations in the Western third of the United State and three providences of Canada and in Europe. After having a heart attack in 1969 Tom retired in 1970 a Major in the USAF, moving to Wickenburg in 1971. He was a Desert Caballeros rider (Poor Boys Camp) from 1973 to 1986, and a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Parish where he served as a religious education teacher and altar server for Fr. O’Sullivan in the 1970‘s. he was a member of the Wickenburg Country Club where enjoyed golfing daily, and owned and rode many horses and won two buckles in team roping. Tom was also a poet. He was preceded in death by his first wife Gracie Brown. He survived by his children Mandy Fredberg, Becky Grochola, Tammy Courtney and Col. Matt Brown and families; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; wife Marjorie Brown and step-children Denise Skrumbellos, Leslie Marshall, Tammy Monnett, with seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The family suggests any memorial contributions be made in Tom’s name to the charity of your choice. Arrangement under the direction of Wickenburg Funeral Home.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
Feb 14, 2001, p. A20
VELMA C. BROWN of Wickenburg, died Feb. 1. She was 85. Mrs. Brown was born Sept. 19, 1915 in Concordia, Kansas. She was a retired from the State of California, which she worked for as a personnel manager. She is survived by her husband, GENE BROWN. Services have been held.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
Nov. 30, 1956, p. 4
Bruckner Funeral In Dundee, Michigan
Funeral services for ROBERT LEE BRUCKNER, former Wickenburg resident, were held in Dundee, Michigan, November 20. The 16-year-old son of Mr. & Mrs. Grant BRUCKNER of Dundee was fatally injured November 16 when the car he was driving missed a curve and rolled over on him. Survivors, in addition to the parents, are four brothers, Grant, Jr., and Leslie of Dundee, Roland of Milan, Michigan, and Johnnie of Caro, Mich., and a sister, Nana Renee of Dundee. Burial was in Milan, Michigan.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
April 3, 1959, p.1
DONALD BRUMM Killed Tuesday In Plane Crash
Mrs. Elsie Brumm was informed Tuesday by telegram from U. S. Air Force Headquarters in Washington, D.C. that her son, Airman First Class Donald M. Brumm, was killed that day as the result of an aircraft accident in Turkey. In a telephone conversation later with her daughter-in-law who resides in South Carolina, Mrs. Brumm was informed that her son’s body would be sent by plane from Turkey to Fort Leavenworth, Kan., former home of the widow, where funeral services and burial will take place. The mother made arrangement Wednesday to fly to Fort Leavenworth. Mr. Brumm was born in Kingsbury, Calif., May 14, 1929. he graduated from the Morristown Elementary School and attended the Wickenburg High School for three years. He entered the Air Force in January 1950. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge here. Surviving, in addition to the mother and widow, are a daughter, Donna, 3, a step-son Jackie; a step-daughter, Linda; one sister, Mrs. Elsie Verzani of Wickenburg; and two brothers, Omar L. Brumm of Glendale and Raymond M. Brumm of Hanford, Calif.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenubrg, AZ
Apr 27, 1951
Military funeral services will be held at 2:30 p. m. Saturday GEORGE HENRY (HANK) BRUMM, who passed away at Community Hospital in Wickenburg last Sunday afternoon following an extended Illness. Dr. Charles S. Poling will officiate and the services will be in charge of the American Legion. Burial will take place in the Wickenburg Cemetery. A resident of the Wickenburg area since 1933, Mr. Brumm was widely known here. He was the owner and operator of Hank’s Place, five miles southeast on the Phoenix highway. Injured in War He was born January 21, 1890, near Bolivar, MO., and grew up there. He served in an infantry division in World War I and saw service overseas where he was severely gassed. He never recovered from these injuries. The Surviviors: Surviving are the widow, the former Elsie Nora Yates of Broadwater, Nebr.: one daughter and three sons. They are Mrs. Elsie Ann Verzani of Whitney, Nev.: Raymond M. of Hanford, Calif.: Omar L. at home and Pfc. Donald H., who is with the Army Air Force and stationed in the Hawaiian Islands. The latter was notified of his father’s death and it was believed he may be able to come here in time for the funeral. Five grandchildren also survive.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
July 5, 2000
ELSIE NORA YATES BRUMM of Wickenburg, died June 30 in Wickenburg. She was 97. Mrs. Brumm was born May 24, 1903 in Missouri and had lived in Arizona for 67 years, moving here from Wyoming in 1933. Mrs. Brumm was a licensed chiropractor. She owned and operated a grocery store and gasoline station which today is known as Hank’s Antiques on the East Phoenix Highway (Grand Avenue). Mrs. Brumm was active in many of the community’s clubs and organizations, which include the Soroptimists and veterans organizations. Survivors include her daughter, Elsie Ann: sons Ray, Omar and Ted; 23 grandchildren: nine great-grandchildren; four great-great-granchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Henry “Hank” Brumm, and son Ted. Visitation will be 11 a. m. to 4 p. m. Thursday, July 6 at the Wickenburg Funeral Home, following by services there at 4:30 p. m. Members of the Order of the Eastern Star will officiate. Burial will be at 10 a. n. Friday, July 7 at the Wickenburg Municipal Cemetery. The Wickenburg Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
Oct 21, 1982, p. 8
JUNE BRUMM, a 49 year resident of Arizona, died on October 15. Mrs. Brumm had lived at Hank’s Antiques for the past 10 years. Brumm had been a member of Eastern Star. She is survived by her husband, OMAR L. BRUMM; a daughter, Nancy DOANE; two sisters, Evelyn Gilcrease of Oregon and Shirline Haug of Cottonwood, AZ., and two brothers, Raymond McKenzie of Cottonwood and Don McKenzie of Wickenburg. Services were held on October 19, and were conducted by Rev. W. W. Hutchison. Interment followed in the Wickenburg Cemetery.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
Sept. 21, 1956, p. 1
Rites In Missouri For Mrs. BRUNDAGE
Rites and burial of Mrs. SUSAN BRUNDAGE will be in Butler, Missouri, following cremation in Phoenix. She died in the Maricopa County Hospital in Phoenix at 8:15 a.m. Sunday. After falling and receiving a fractured leg here September 8, Mrs. Brundage was transferred that day to the County Hospital. Enroute to Phoenix, the county ambulance, in which she was riding, was involved in an accident and turned over. Mrs. Brundage received further injuries in that accident. Mrs. Brundage and her husband, Virgil (Doc) BRUNDAGE had been Wickenburg residents for 30 years. Their home was at 32 North Adams. She was a former school teacher and Mr. Brundage was in the mining business. He is now a patient in the Arizona State Hospital, Phoenix. They had no children. Surviving are a brother and three sisters: Daniel CRESAP, Ida CRESAP and Sara CRESAP, all of Rich Hill, Missouri, and Mrs. William SHULTZ of Champaign, Illinois.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
January 21, 2004, p. B12
HERBERT BRUNGS, 73, died Jan. 8, 2004 at his home in Wickenburg, Ariz. after a courageous five year battle with cancer. His wife, daughter, and beloved dog Hope were at his side. He was born Nov. 4, 1930 in Cologne, Germany, the eldest child to a prominent, crested wine and restaurant family. Mr. Brungs lived and worked for 34 years in Frankfurt, Germany where he retired as chairman and CEO of J. Walter Thompson Advertising and its public relations subsidiary, Hill and Knowlton. Herbert moved to North Scottsdale in 1989 where he met his wife Charlene. They built ranches in Wickenburg and Colorado while maintaining their residence in Scottsdale. Together they bred and raised American Paint and American Quarter Horse show horses. In 2001 they built an additional home in Wickenburg and moved there permanently. In addition to his education in business, Herbert was sent to live with a family in the Moselle Wine Valley where he earned a degree in Viniculture. Although he was a third generation cellar master, he chose to work in the corporate world rather than take over the family wine business. Herbert's formal training in wine growing, producing and sales led to his winning the $8 million advertising contract for the German Wine Council, and he later served on its board. He is survived by his wife Charlene; son Stefan (Ina), granddaughters Paula and Laura of Berlin; daughter Stephanie Motzer (Craig), grandson Hunter; brother Heinz (Elizabeth), niece Kay; brother-in-law Jim Burt (Launa), niece Jamie; sister-in-law Cleo Johnson (Dennis Darges), nephew Brad Mathis, all of Arizona; niece Ute Griffith (Gordon), nephew Tim of Cologne, niece Nicola Weber (Wilfried), nephew Mika of Aachen; extended family members and friends throughout Germany and the United States. Herbert was preceded in death by his parents Heinrich and Kaete, his sister Inge, and his first wife of 34 years Ellen. He was a member of St. Alban's Episcopal Church and the Wickenburg Country Club. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Herbert Brungs Wickenburg Little Britches Rodeo Memorial Fund, Roundup Club c/o Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce, 216 N. Frontier St., Wickenburg, AZ 85390. Arrangements are being handled by Frey Funeral Home in Wickenburg. A memorial service celebrating Herbert's life will be held Sunday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. at St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 357 W. Yavapai St., Wickenburg. Reverend Charles Chatham officiating.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
January 4, 1957 p. 1
Wayne Brunson's Son Is Summoned
Mr. & Mrs. Wayne BRUNSON have returned from Seattle, Wash., where they were called by the death of their son, RICHARD V. BRUNSON which occurred following a heart attack December 21. He was 36 years of age, and was employed by the Seattle-Tacoma Air Traffic Control. Cremation followed the funeral services and his mother left here Wednesday to attend the burial of the ashes in the family plot in Pennville, Indiana. Mr. Brunson is survived by the widow and three children; his parents, a brother Bill, residing in Wickenburg; a sister in Indiana and his grandfather, Burt BRUNSON, also living in Indiana.

The Wickenburg Sun
Mar. 31, 1961
California Rites For REV. BRYAN
REV. HULIE ROY BRYAN, former pastor of the Assembly of God Church here, died suddenly of a heart attack on the lawn of his home at 92 Cavaness Avenue at 9:30 a.m. last Saturday. Funeral services were held in the Assembly of God Church Sunday afternoon with the Rev. Marvin Elliott, pastor, assisted by the Rev. Wyman Mitchell pastor of the Foursquare Chapel officiating. The body was shipped Monday to Wilmington, Calif., where another service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday with burial following in that city. Rev. Bryan was pastor of the assembly of God Church here for four years until 1957 when he resigned and served as pastor of a church in Safford for a short while when he retired and made Wickenburg his permanent home. He was born in Eads, Tennessee, in 1987. Surviving are the widow, Mattie; two sons, Robert of Long Beach, Calif., and Roy of Torrence, Calif.; one daughter, Mrs. Virginia Winters of Costa Mesa, Calif.; and seven grandchildren.

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The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
May 23, 2007, p. A12
A visitation and memorial service were held Friday, May 18 at Wickenburg Funeral Home for KATHY BRYAN, age 53, who passed away May 14 in Phoenix. She is survived by her husband Kenneth BRYAN of Wickenburg and children Marie Martin of Tennessee, Kimberly Sue Bryan of Wittmann, Ariz., and May L. Bryan of Wickenburg; one brother and six sisters.

January 21, 1955
Mrs. IVA BRYANT Rites Wednesday
Funeral services were held at the Wickenburg Chapel on Wednesday of this week for MRS. IVA M. BRYANT, who passed away January 15 at her home in Morristown. She had been in ill health for some time. Mrs. Bryant was born in Glenwood, Iowa, 78 years ago. She was married 44 years ago in Tucson, Ariz., to John H. BRYANT, who survives. Other survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Parl LONDER and Mrs. Marsha GIBSON, both of Whittier, Calif., and a brother, Frank MILLER of Selma, Kansas. Funeral services were conducted by the First Church of Christ, Scientist, of Wickenburg.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
July 14, 1961
Rites Saturday For Mrs. BUDNEY
Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at St. Mary’s Church in Elgin, Illinois, for MRS. MARTHA BUDNEY of Wickenburg, who passed away at 5:30 p. m. July 10 at Community Hospital here where she had been a patient since Saturday. She had been in ill health for several years. Mrs. Budney was born January 10, 1894 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She lived in Antigo, Wis., for 23 years before moving to Wickenburg with her husband last September. Surviving are the husband, William, and six daughters; Mrs. Agnes WALTERS, Mrs. Helen SENSOR, Mrs. Edna KOLBERG and Mrs. Vernice DIERKER, all of Elgin; Mrs. Luella RENPERT of Three Lakes, Wis., and Mrs. Violet ZARNDT of Dundee, Ill. Also one son, T/S Albion BUDNEY, with the Air Force in Japan and a brother, Walter SMITH of Three Lakes, Wis. Twenty-two grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren also survive.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, Arizona
December 11, 1996
FRANCIS NICKELL BUELTEL of Sun City West and a former longtime resident of Wickenburg, died Dec. 4 in Del Webb Memorial Hospital in Sun City West. She was 69. Mrs. BUELTEL was born Dec. 28, 1927 in Callisburg, Texas in 1962. Survivors include her husband, Regis B. BUELTEL; daughter Kitty L. YOUNG of Portland, Oregon; son Jay B. NICKELL of Prescott; and two grandchildren.

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The Wickenburg Sun
Apr. 17, 1959
Rites Monday for Mr. & Mrs. Bulger
Double funeral services were conducted in St. Anthony’s Catholic Church Monday morning for MR. & MRS. JAMES BULGER after which the two were buried side by side in Wickenburg Cemetery. Rev. D. F. O’Sullivan officiated. Mrs. Catherine Bulger died in Community Hospital the afternoon of April 8. Two days later, while arrangements were being made for her funeral, her husband died suddenly in his sleep. The services were then changed from Saturday to Monday so that they could be held together. Mrs. Bulger was born in Luxembourg November 15, 1887, and came to the United States at the age of 3 when her parents settled in Chicago. Mr. Bulger was born February 8, 1883, in Pittsburgh, Pa., and moved to Chicago as a young man. It was there the two met when Mr. Bulger worked in a delicatessen operated by the woman who later became his wife. Both moved to Phoenix at the same time 45 years ago and it was there they were married. They resided in the Verde Valley and Jerome before coming to Wickenburg in 1935. In Cottonwood, Mr. Bulger was in the produce business. At that time he hauled in supplies by mule train over the old Black Canyon Highway. Later the couple operated the Connor Restaurant in Jerome and from 1935 to 1941 the operated the Texas Café here. They retired in 1941 and made their home in Fisher Addition. Surviving are the two sons, Steve and Ted of Wickenburg, and four grandchildren. Mr. Bulger is also survived by his brother, William Bulger of Pittsburgh. Mrs. Bulger is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Mary Hagle and Mrs. Margaret Schmidt, and two brothers, John Junius and Pete Junius, all of Chicago.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
Jan 29, 1997
GERALD B. BUNDESEN of Surprise, Arizona and a former longtime Wickenburg resident died Jan. 23 in Surprise. He was 41. Mr. Bundesen was born Nov. 4, 1955 in Scotia, Calif. He had lived in Arizona almost all his life, moving to the state as an infant. He attended Wickenburg schools. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth; a son Bryan; daughters Angela and Tabatha; his mother, Helen; and sisters Kathy ROTH and Susan FOSTER. Services will be at 7 p.m. today (Wednesday, Jan 29) in the Wickenburg Funeral Home. Family and friends will officiate. Private cremation will follow.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
Jan 29, 1997
BERNARD W. BUREK of Mesa and formerly of Wickenburg, died Jan. 19 in Mesa. He was 79. Mr. Burek was born Sept. 17,1917 in Redford, Mich. He had lived in Arizona for the past 27 years, coming from Michigan. Survivors include children Shirley BUREK of Boulder Creek, Calif., Patty BROWN of Burton, Mich., Lynda HAWKINS of Homer, Alaska and Dennis BUREK of Tempe; sisters Nettie BUC of Johannesburg, Mich., Helen FLORKEN of Plymouth, Mich. and Sally PELACHYIN of Detroit, Mich.; brother Henry BUREK of Bellville, Mich.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

The Wickenburg Sun
Mar. 24 1961
California Rites For TOM BURGES
Funeral and burial rites for THOMAS BURGES of Congress were held in San Bernardino, Calif., Tuesday. Mr. Burges died in the Fort Whipple Veterans Hospital at Prescott at 4 a.m. Saturday of last week from injuries received over on the Bagdad Road about three weeks ago. The 71-year-old retired cattleman is survived by two sons, Charles of Wickenburg and Tom, Jr., of Phoenix.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
January 9, 2008 p. A11
LEOTA BURGESS of Congress, Ariz., was born January 13, 1912 and died Jan. 4, 2008. She is survived by daughter Muriel SMITH of Congress, Carolee HAWKINS of Winston, Ore., and son Ernest BURGESS of Oakland, Ore., 16 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren. Burial will be in the Wickenburg Cemetery. Call David’s Desert Chapel Funeral Home for service times at 684-0710. Arrangements by David’s Chapel Funeral Home.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, Arizona
November 20, 1996
OTTO BURGESS of Congress died Nov. 17 in Wickenburg. He was 84. Mr. Burgess was born Oct. 16, 1909 in Standish, Calif. He had lived In Arizona for the past 21 years. Mr. Burgess had moved to Congress from Oregon. He was a member and past deacon of the Seventh Day Adventist church in Wickenburg. Mr. Burgess was a rock hound and loved to refinish furniture. He and his wife Leota were married Sept. 20, 1930 and enjoyed more than 66 years of marriage. Survivors include his wife, LEOTA BURGESS of Congress; son Ernest Eugene BURGESS of Canyonville. Ore.; and daughters Janice Carolee HAWKINS of Days Creek, Ore., and Muriel Smith of Congress. He was preceded in death by a son, James Robert BURGESS. Services will be at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, Nov. 20) at Brown's Wickenburg Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Larry Dittberner will officiate. Burial will follow in the Wickenburg Cemetery. Brown's Wickenburg Funeral Home handled all the arrangements.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, Arizona
November 20, 1996
OTTO BURGESS of Congress; died Nov. 17 in Wickenburg. He was 84. Mr. Burgess was born Oct.16, 1909 in Standish, Calif. He had lived in Arizona for the past 21 years. Survivors include his wife, Leota Burgess of Congress; son Ernest Eugene BURGESS of Cayonville, Oregon; and daughters Janice Carolee HAWKINS of Days Creek, Ore, and Muriel SMITH of Congress. He was preceded in death by a son, James Robert BURGESS. Services will be at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, Nov. 20) at Brown’s Wickenburg Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Larry DITTBERNER will officiate. Burial will follow in the Wickenburg Cemetery.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
August 15, 2007, p. A11
FRANCES YARNALL BURRIS was born in Chicago, Ill., to Frank and Mary Yarnall on March 14, 1929, and passed away in Sun City, Ariz., on Aug. 5at the age of 78 years young. She graduated from Lake Forest College, majored in English and was a member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. Fran and Bill were married February 2, 1952 in Chicago, Ill. Fran lived many years in Illinois as a daughter, wife, mother and friend. In 1970, Fran and Bill moved their family to Congress, Ariz., to pursue a life in cattle ranching. Ranching later led them to Salem, Mo., but their love for Arizona lured them to Flagstaff in 1978. Fran will always be remembered as a loving wife and mother. She was a good Christian who influenced good will and friendship wherever she went. Fran loved music and always enjoyed singing. She was active with the Assistance League and Cedar Closet. Fran was a substitute teacher in the school her children attended while they were growing up, and was a loving caregiver for the past decade. She will be greatly missed. Fran was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband of 55 years William J. Burris; their children Sue (Norman) Hoffmann of Virginia Beach, Va.; Bill (Karen) and Carol (Dennis Loescher) Burris of Flagstaff, Ariz.; Patsy (Mark) Workman of Wickenburg; and Janet (Wayne) Southards of Nashville, Tenn. Fran had 10 grandchildren: Lauren and Wyatt Hoffmann; Bill, Madeline and Evan Burris; April (Nicholson), Cory (Hagaman) and Audrey Workman; Jody and Adam Southards; as well as three great-grandchildren: Cade, Avery and Payton Nicholson of Muncie, Ind.; sister Mary Em Todd of Austin, Texas; and many nieces and nephews.A gathering to celebrate Fran’s life will be held at Ventana Lakes Yacht Club, on the south corner of 109th Ave. and Beardsley this Saturday, (Aug. 18) at noon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Odyssey Hospice, 202 East Earll Drive, Suite 160, Phoenix AZ 85012 or the charity of your choice.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
June 22, 2005, p. B10.
BERNICE BURTT, a resident of Highgate Senior Living, passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2005. Born in Sheffield, IL., November 26, 1916 to George Fraser and Mary Kearns Fraser, she lost her mother at a young age and lived with relatives who eventually came to Montana. She graduated from Billings Senior in 1935 and Eastern Montana Normal School in 1937. On May 20, 1939, she married Wallace Burtt in White Sulphur Springs where she had her first teaching job and he was a rancher. For many years they ranched in the Billings area. In 1972 they retired and moved to Wickenburg, Ariz., where Wally passed away in 1992 after 53 years of marriage. Bea returned to Billings in 1992 and had been living at Highgate Senior Living since June, 2004. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Wallace, brother Dan and two sisters, Ruby and Suzanne. She is survived by three brothers, Berkley of Butte, Mont., Doug of Missoula, Mont., and Stewart of Ronan, Mont., and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Memorial services were at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary in Billings, Mont. Cremation has taken place.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
January 7, 2004, p. B8
E. LOUISE BUSH, 89, passed away Dec. 31, 2003 in Scottsdale, Ariz. Louise was born on Dec. 2, 1914 in Nebraska. She is survived by her daughter Barbara Grisamer of Phoenix. A Memorial Service is scheduled for Jan. 23, 2004, 3 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Wickenburg. Arrangements made by Frey Funeral Home.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
Nov 5, 2008, p. A10
LUELLA JEAN BYLER, born Oct. 7, 1922 in Burlington, Iowa, died Oct. 30 in Wickenburg, Ariz. She was raised on a farm near LaHarpe, Illinois On Aug. 8, 1940, she was married to Robert Byler, and the couple settled near LaHarpe. Jean was a member of the Christian Church and active in the GT club. After retirement the couple moved to Wickenburg, where Jean enjoyed the garden club and quilting. She is survived by her husband Robert; daughter Pamela Sallee of Prescott Valley, Ariz.; grandchildren Chris Sallee of Prescott Valley and Amy Beal of Prescott Valley; and three great-grandchildren, Alexa and Isaac Beal, and Sarah Sallee. A graveside memorial service will be held in the Durham Cemetery near LaHarpe, Ill.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
Sept. 23, 1955, p. 1
JAMES BYRD, Sr., Funeral Services Are Held Tuesday
Funeral services for James B. Byrd, Sr., were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Wickenburg. Chapel by the Rev Bill Barker, pastor of the Baptist Church, and William Grigg, president of the local branch of the Church, of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Burial followed in Wickenburg Cemetery with the American Legion conducting military rites. Mr. Byrd died in Community Hospital Thursday evening. He had spent the day in Phoenix and that evening suffered a heart attack. He passed away a few minutes after reaching the hospital. A Wickenburg resident since 1950, Mr. Byrd was well known as he had conducted the golf shop at the Wickenburg Country Club for the past two years. Mrs. Byrd is a nurse on the staff of Community Hospital. Mr. Byrd was born in Pembroke, Ga., August 25, 1886. From 1906 to 1910 he served in the Army's 27th Infantry, seeing duty in China, the Philippines and in the Cuban Pacification War. From 1912 until 1950, when he moved to Wickenburg, he lived in the Chicago area. He was a charter member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. He was married in 1912 in Chicago. Mr. Byrd had 15 brothers and sisters of whom 14 are now living in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. He is also survived by the widow, Mabel; one son, James BYRD, Jr., of Wickenburg; Pond three grandchildren. Pallbearers at the funeral were Dick HORNECKER, Nick GAUNT, Owen LAYTON, Pete PETERSEN, John KRACKENBERGER, Warren WILLIS, Bob WENTWORTH and Ted Van HORN.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
August 10, 1956 p. 1
Mrs. BURMISTER Funeral Friday
Funeral services will be held today (Friday) at 10 a.m. in the Assembly of God Church for Mrs. Floyd BURMISTER, 73, who died Monday in 11 rest home at Glendale where she had been a patient for the past three years. I Rev. H. R. BRYAN will officiate and burial will follow in the Wickenburg Cemetery. Mrs. Burmister, born in Larned, Kansas, November 1, 1883, came to Arizona as a young woman and had lived in the general Wickenburg area since then. Mr. Burmister died in Wickenburg in 1952. Surviving are three sons: Lloyd COVELL of Grand Junction, Colorado, Walter COVELL of Lemon Grove, California, and Charles COVELL of Tujunga, California; and one daughter. Mrs. J. R. (Bessie) CAMERON of Wickenburg. She also leaves four stepdaughters: Mrs. Margaret KILPATRICK, Mrs. Alice WILKINS, Mrs. Lola ADAIR and Mrs. Viola O'LAUGHLIN, all of California.

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Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, Arizona
August 17, 1962
JOE BURNS Summoned
JOE BURNS, 89, was found dead in his home in Morristown Wednesday evening. He had been in ill health for several months and Coroner R.L. Westall says death was from natural causes. Burns had resided in Morristown for more than 37 years.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, Arizona
August 24, 1962
Funeral services for JOE BURNS of Morristown were held in the Wickenburg Chapel last Saturday afternoon with the Rev. James WILSON, Presbyterian minister, officiating. Burial was in the Wickenburg Cemetery. Surviving are two sons, Woodrow of Mentor, Ohio, and Charles of Oakland, California; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Woodrow was here for the services.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
Nov 15, 1957 p. 1
Rites Tuesday For Infant RONNY BUSBY
Funeral services were canducted by the Rev. Carl ADAMS at the Wickenburg Chapel Tuesday afternoon for RONNY BUSBY, infant son of Catherine and John BUSBY. The child, who was born here September 26, died in the home at the Arrowhead Trailer Court early Sunday morning. Burial was in the Wickenburg Cemetery. The mother is the former Catherine GARVIN, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Don GARVIN of Wickenburg.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
May 14, 2008, p. A11
MARCIA ARLENE BRADSHAW was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Her training as a registered nurse was obtained through the Royal Alexandria Hospital in 1942 where she was awarded the Top Proficiency Award in Patient Care. It was there that she met her husband Kenneth, who was a medical intern at the time. She moved with her husband, Kenneth BRADSHAW, to Mercer Island, Wash., in 1959. In 1980 they moved to Sun Lakes, Ariz., where she resided until moving to Wickenburg in 2007 to be with her daughter and son-in-law. Marcia was well known to her family and friends as a classy lady who could light up the room with her gorgeous smile. She was kind, caring, gracious, and a true expression of God’s love on this Earth. Those that knew her recognized her as the “perfect hostess.” She never met a stranger as she welcomed many into her house. She focused on each person, all the while effortlessly giving wonderful meals and sharing conversations. Each moment with Marcia, no matter how brief, left each person feeling cared for and special. She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth BRADSHAW in 1985 and her eldest brother Lorne DUNSWORTH in January, 2008. Marcia is survived by her two brothers Brian DUNSWORTH (wife Berenice), Bob DUNSWORTH (wife Betty), sister-in-law Nancy DUNSWORTH, daughter Brynna J. VALENZUELA (husband Johnny), son Douglas K. BRADSHAW (wife Anne), son Alan R. BRADSHAW (wife Charlotte), son Robert D. BRADSHAW, and grandchildren Nik TOMASSIAN (Kimberly), Joshua ABREU-ROSA, Zacharie BRADSHAW, Molly BRADSHAW, Eric BRADSHAW (Sarah), Kenneth BRADSHAW (Allie), Daniel BRADSHAW (Tomoyo) and Andrew BRADSHAW. There will be a celebration of Marcia’s life planned for the upcoming summer. No other services at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of David’s Desert Chapel Funeral Home of Wickenburg. In lieu of flowers or gifts, Marcia asked that any contributions be given to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, Arizona
April 3, 1996
DON "BUCK" H. BRANSON, of Wickenburg, died March 28 in Wickenburg. He was 74. Mr. Branson was born Nov. 11, 1921 in Farson, Wyo. He had lived in Arizona for 14 years, coming here from Wyoming. Mr. Branson was a World War II Army Air Force veteran. He was a heavy equipment mechanic and a driller for mineral exploration. After moving to Arizona, he retired and enjoyed mining and prospecting. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Grace of Wickenburg; daughters Doris D. Wash of Nevada and Carol May Sims of Wyoming; son Forrest Branson of Wyoming; sister Helen P. Booth of Wyoming; brother Harvey Ray Branson of Wyoming; and nine grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Apri1 6 in Farson, Wyo. Frey Funeral Home and Cremation Service handled all the arrangements.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, Arizona
January 10, 1996
ARTHUR BENJAMIN BROUGH, of Congress, died Jan. 2 in Sun City. He was 87. Mr. Brough was born July 14, 1908 in Randolph, Utah. He had lived in Arizona for 35 years, coming from Utah. Mr. Brough, the son of George Henry Brough and Mary (Mae) Jane Peart, was a land developer and entrepreneur. He was a self-taught painter who especially enjoyed painting Indians and horses. Mr. Brough, a loving father, was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed life and loved people. He served his country in the Army and was a member of Yarnell American Legion Post No. 79. He was also a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Visitation has been held at Frey Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Funeral services were Friday, Jan.5. Bishop Max Colgrove officiated. Graveside services and burial were conducted at the Congress Cemetery. Bishop Colgrove and the Yarnell American Legion Post No. 79 officiated. Memorial contributions may be made in Brough's name to a charity of one's choice. Frey Funeral Home and Cremation Service handled all arrangements.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
June 25, 2008
MOSCOE J. “Buck” BROWN, 76, of Wickenburg, passed away June 17. He was born August 5, 1931 in Porum, Oklahoma. He is survived by his wife Teddie Sue, daughter Shannon, stepson Stan, three daughters from his first marriage Robyn, Cindy, and Melody, 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. His family moved to Arizona early in his life. He entered the U.S. Marine Corps and served in Korea as a pilot flying the F4 Corsair, joined the Sheriff’s Department and later became a Representative in the Arizona State Legislature from 1963-66. He later received a degree in Civil Engineering at Arizona State. He soon realized that his passion in life was concrete and with a wheelbarrow and a bag of cement, he began an extremely successful career. He started Buck Brown Contracting in 1958 and most recently owned and operated Down To Earth Contracting for the last 20 years. In his earlier days, his hobbies included flying planes and riding horses on the Quail Valley Ranch. Services will be held at the Wickenburg Funeral Home on Saturday (June 28) at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers please send donations to “The Alzheimer’s Association Cameo Ball Benefiting Caregiver Services” Mailed to: Alzheimer’s Association Desert Southwest Chapter 1028 East McDowell Road Phoenix, AZ 85006. Arrangements are under the direction of Wickenburg Funeral Home & Crematory.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, Arizona
July 17, 1996
JEANINE BRYCE of Wickenburg died July 16 at Wickenburg Regional Hospital. She was 56. Mrs. Bryce was born Nov. 4, 1939 in Kansas City, Missouri. She was a 20-year resident of Wickenburg, coming from Nevada. Mrs. Bryce was a nursing assistant at Wickenburg Regional Hospital. She was a member of the hospice and “We Care" programs and the WHR Auxiliary. She also worked with the Wickenburg Ambulance Service, the Hassayampa 4-H Club, Respite and Cops Who Care. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Survivors include her husband George Wesley Bryce of Wickenburg; four daughter s Margie Reyer of Wickenburg, Tina Stotz of Gilbert, Anna Bryce of Safford and Georgia Bryce of Safford; three sons, Thomas Lalla of Flagstaff, Steven Bryce of Safford and Wessie Bryce of Safford; and grandchildren, Shannon Reyer of Wickenburg, Erin Reyer of Wickenburg and Dalley Sue of Safford. A viewing will be from7-9 p.m. today (Wednesday), at Frey Funeral Home. Services will be at l0a.m. Thursday, July 18 at the L.D.S. Church in Wickenburg, with graveside services following in the Wickenburg Municipal Cemetery. Bishop Max Colgrove will officiate. Contributions in Mrs. Bryce's name may be made to Wickenburg Regional Health Care Foundation, P.O. Box 1388, Wickenburg. Ariz. 85358. All arrangements were by Frey Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
April 10, 1986, p. 7
TED BUCCILLI, 83, of Wickenburg, died April 3 in the Wickenburg Nursing Home. He was born Jan. 29, 1903, in Beaver Falls, Pa., and lived in Arizona for 18 years. He worked for 23 years for Mackensie Muffler in Youngstown, Ohio before retiring and moving to Wickenburg. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; three sons, Donald Staton, of Ohio, Teddy Buccilli, of Florida and Jimmy Buccilli, of Wickenburg; three sisters and one brother, out of state. There will be a private service with burial in the Wickenburg Cemetery. Arrangements were made with Wickenburg Funeral Home.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, Arizona
May 12, 1996
EVA JANE BUNTE, of Austin, Texas, died June 7. She was 58. Mrs. Bunte is survived by her mother, Mable BUNTE, of Austin; son Duane DOSHIER, of Wickenburg; and brothers John Bunte of Yuma and James David Bunte of Gainesville, Georgia. The family suggests memorial contributions in Mrs. Bunte's name be made to Duane DOSHIER, 289 N. Jackson St., Wickenburg, Ariz 85390.

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Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, Arizona
January 31, 1996
Matriarch of family that dates back to ‘Dude Ranch Capital of the World Days. SOPHIE FLETCHER BURDEN, one of Wickenburg's original "Dude Ranch Capital of the World" resort owners, died Jan. 28 in Wickenburg. She was 89. Memorial services for Mrs. Burden will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3 at St. Alban Episcopal Church. Fr. Dan Gerrard will officiate. From 3-6 p.m. everyone is welcome to a "Celebration of Sophie desert party at the north end of Jack Burden Road. Signs pointing to the location will be posted. In case of rain, the celebration will be at St Alban's church. Sophie Stevenson Fletcher came west from Providence, R.I. in 1925 with her parents Dr. William and Clementine, sister Clemis, and brothers William and Pete. That same year Jack Burden left Boston and opened the Remuda Guest Ranch in Wickenburg. The Fletchers were his first guests and never left. Following a horseback courtship, Jack Burden and Sophie and never left. Jack Burden died in 1943, and SOPHIE BURDEN operated Remuda Ranch "through hell and high water," said one of her surviving sons, Dana, until its sale in 1968. Over the years of her management and ownership of Remuda, which is now an addiction treatment facility, SOPHIE BURDEN and the ranch garnered many honors. In 1964, Gov. Paul Fannin issued a proclamation naming her Dean of Arizona Guest Ranch Women. That same year, Wickenburg's mayor proclaimed Nov. 7 as "Sophie Burden Day, Out Wickenburg Way." In 1965, the Arizona Hotel and Motel Association proclaimed her First Lady of Arizona Innkeepers. The Wickenburg Business and Professional Women designated her a Pioineer Working Woman. In 1981, the mayor of Wickenburg awarded her a Good Neighborhood Award, and in 1984, she honored with a place in the Arizona Stockman Living Hall of Fame. Mrs. Burden was a founding and lifelong member of the Wickenburg Order of the Eastern Star. In 1991, The Wickenburg Sun gave her a plaque thanking for her a decade of faithful service in writing "What's Cookin', a weekly column of whimsy, unusual and delectable recipes, and recollections of life in Wickenburg and on Remuda Ranch. Mrs. Burden was a founding member and past president of Las Damas, Wickenburg's famous women's trail ride. Mrs. Burden and a friend were two of the few white women adventurers to ride horseback into the-then unknown and isolated Havasupai Indian Reservation in Grand Canyon, in 1943. She was very taken with its beauty, returning year after year with her children and guests. She and the Indians became friends and the Supai Council asked her to be their "advisor" for development of tourism, a first for a woman, white or Indian. On behalf of the Supai she created an unusual Christmas effort, transporting tons of needed items into the canyon by pack animal, helicopter, and parachute drop - whatever was necessary to assist her friends. She was also among the first 200 whites to pack trip around Navajo Mountain to Rainbow Bridge. Mrs. Burden had many memories of her years in Wickenburg and the West, and among her favorites were Supai, her often fascinating, prestigious and almost always fun guests at Remuda, square dancing. (she was a “caller"), desert picnics, moonlight rides, camping trips, and the trips her family took in the summer when Remuda was closed.
Mrs. Burden is survived by a sister, Clementine WHITE of Flagstaff; brother Pete Fletcher of Wickenburg; sons John and Dana Burden of Wickenburg; daughter Sophie Echeverria of Jackson, Wyo. and Phoenix; nine grandchildren; 15great-grandchildren; one great grand-son. Dana Burden asks that “Those with a mind to do something, please in lieu of flowers, “make a contribution to The Sophie Burden Collection in the Desert Caballeros Western Museum, 21 N. Frontier St., Wickenburg, Ariz. 85090. All arrangements were handled by Brown’s Wickenburg Funeral Home. A "What's Cookin' "column. Written by Sophie Burden ,in February 1989, during that year’s Gold Rush Days Celebration is on Page A-6 of this week's newspaper. It is published in her memory.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, Arizona
August 14, 1996
Remembering Sophie and Remuda Ranch
At Remuda Sophie did everything from supervising a staff of 25 to entertaining authors and film stars. In 1968 Remuda was sold to Glenn Berry, an 18-year guest. Berry went bankrupt after eight-and-a half years. Richard Collver from Canada bought the ranch out of bankruptcy court, tore down half the buildings, then sold the Remuda to the Ward Keller group. The Remuda Ranch is still in the phone directory and today is a well-respected treatment center for women eating disorders: bulemia and anorexia.
History of Remuda
The first building the bridal couple built at Remuda was an Ocotillo stave hut with a dirt floor and tin roof. First - born, Sophie arrived the next year on the Fourth July 1927. Jack's mother financed early construction of the ranch. A construction contract between Jack, his mother, and Charles Shontz, their architect, was for a six-bedroom bunkhouse with a living room, an attic, and a bathroom. Cost was $3,664. John was born January 14, 1929. Building of their new home, a three-room bungalow, 21 by 42 feet, with a bath and heater commenced August 1, 1930 and completed by September 15. The cost was $2,000. . The Burdens kept building the ranch and the family increased. Some of the perennial guests added their own guest houses. Third generation families were repeat customers, so popular had Remuda become. A billiard table was set in the main lodge. A swimming pool, tennis courts, croquet courts, a school, and a stable and corral completed ranch amenities. Dana was born September 23, 1933. He reminisced that at its peak Remuda could accommodate 70 guests. At that time the 25, and more live-in staff and ranch family included a chef and assistant, two kitchen helpers, five maids, five waitresses, three or four wranglers, two gardeners, an office manager and assistant, a school teacher, and two drivers. With usual household chores and rearing three children, here was Sophie's work schedule: rise before sun-up; check the kitchen; ensure heat was on in the buildings; check which wranglers might be guests of the local jail; then prepare guest bills to help the office. Afterward she would have breakfast with the guests, help them plan the day, organize special rides and. events --- picnics; answer the phone; answer mail; pay bills; ensure that her children were either off to school or in care of a ranch hand. Sophie planned promotions for Remuda, at times traveling cities the East. She was active in her church, the women's branch of the Masonic order, the Eastern Star; active in the chambers of commerce locally and in Phoenix, publicity for the ranch. She was a member of the Arizona Hotel and Motel Association and the Desert Sun Ranchers' Association. She was instrumental in the founding of Las Damas, a women's riding club that embarks on an annual five-day trial ride, each spring from Wickenburg. Dana mentioned a guest list for Remuda too numerous to enumerate. To drop a few names over the years, there were actors: Joel McCrea and Robert Mitchum; business world leaders like the Cabot family of Philadelphia; brewmaster families of the Anheusers and the Busches; and then there was English author J. B. Priestley, who worked on one of his books during a season he spent at Remuda. Priestly wrote fiction, plays, mystery stories, personal history, and social criticism. He was author The English Novel, 1927, and The Good Companions, 1928, a novel. Sophie said that when rides from Remuda were scheduled Priestly preferred to remain at the ranch, that he liked the ambience and comfort of the ranch to riding a horse picking its way through clumps of cactus. When the one-room schoolhouse at the ranch opened, Priestly was there to give a special dedication speech. Sophie proved an organizer. The first years at Remuda the young tenderfoot from the East planned picnics to please their guests. Overnight camping trips were the following years' entertainment progression, then three day trail rides, and finally what the Burdens labeled "Remudero Rides": five-day riding trips--- these were in the autumn when the' weather was cooler. Sophie learned fast about cloying, prickly cholla cactus, on those rides and how to carefully pick one's way through this desert annoyance. Sophie imbued a love of the West and the desert in at least one of her three offspring. Trail rides maybe considered an ingredient of a Western vacation at a dude ranch. Second sort, Dana, a chip off the familial block, has so appreciated their Remuda excursions that he now shares similar experiences with tourists. Dana plans desert tours from Wickenburg; four-wheeling out to the vibrant desert, ghost towns, gold mines, placer mines-sharing the palaver, history, legend, and lore of the West with his customers. Drive over the Hassayampa River Bridge today from Phoenix and you’ll find his office; beside the bridge across from the town's Wishing well, a tourist attraction. Sophie may be found about a mile away from this office in a nursing home. She champions not only Dana efforts but her entire family.
‘First Lady’ of innkeeping
The First Lady of Arizona Inn keeping --- so titled years ago by governor Paul Fannin, lies in a bed surrounded by photos of her three children, nine grandchildren, 15great grandchildren, a great-great grandchild, and among some, Arizona scenes: Mooney Falls and the Canyon. Her eyes are not focused on the television instead she is ensconced in a world of reminiscence - a dream world that is real to her and made real for the visitor by her anecdotes and pictures around the bed. Nurse Melanie Heath commented that Sophie is sharper than one may think when Sophie smiles her Mona Lisa smile. Sophie may recall square dances, daughter Sophie "Toody's" (her father Jack's nickname for her since childhood) wedding at the ranch, her dogs, the horses she has ridden and loved. When she talks to you she transports herself back in memory to happy times and takes you with her. Because she chooses not to use a hearing aid, communication is challenging to the visitor as she’ll acknowledge questions with smiles, But watch those twinkling blue eyes and note the same puckish grin reflected on her face as identical to the grin in her wedding photo at the foot of the bed. The eyes are a bit rheumy but her gaze is as ready and unwavering one. This manuscript was completed last year with the help of the Burden family to be a tribute to Sophie while she was alive. Sophie died January 28, 1996 in the nursing home here --- she never read this story: Sophie would have celebrated her 90th birthday on August 2. A formidable contribution was made to Arizona tourism when she served as hostess for one of the country's first dude ranches. Sophie introduced the West to her guests. Rest in peace, Sophie, out Wickenburg way.
Editor's note: Carolyn Goff is a former Wickenburg resident who wrote a column for The Wickenburg Sun in the early 1970s. She wrote this story with the full cooperation of the Burden family, which Supplied her with much of its historical information, She now lives in Sun City.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
May 21, 2008
MADELINE BURDIC, 93, a former Wickenburg resident, passed away in Tucson on May 5. She is survived by her son Tarleton Hocker and daughter-in-law Karen HOCKER, four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, Arizona
November 23. 2005
FRED BURKE, long time resident of Wickenburg, passed away on Nov. 10, 2005. He was born June 23, 1917. A member of the 26th Arizona State Legislature, Fred was born and raised in California's Kern River Valley. After Only eight years of formal schooling in a one-room schoolhouse he was impatient for life, so he ran away to work on a ranch breaking horses and making extra money on the rodeo circuit. Ranching remained a common thread among his many activities throughout his long life. With World War II about to start, he joined the 11th Horse Cavalry to become a 900-day wonder officer with the 10th Mountain Division in a mule-pack company. As a Major, Fred was responsible for transporting thousands of mules and horses to Turkey under the Marshall Plan, when the Army decided that mules and horses were no longer needed here in the states. His final job in the military was Director of Supply at Fort Huachuca. When he retired from the Army he was the last soldier to do so with the M.O.S. of "mule packer."
Fred was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in 1962 from Cochise County. He served as the Chairman of the House Fish and Game Committee, as well as the Appropriations, Labor and Livestock and Public Lands Committees. He was defeated in his bid for a second term by the former incumbent Tay Cook, who'd been Speaker of the House before stepping down to make a run at the Arizona Senate.
After taking a water-measuring job with the U.S. Geological Survey at Lee's Ferry, Ariz., Fred and his wife Carol ran headlong into a nascent business: river running in the Grand Canyon. Fred and Carol founded Arizona River Runners in 1970, and for almost 20 years fulfilled their mission to provide countless others with the opportunity to experience the awesome nature of the spectacular Grand Canyon by rafting the Colorado River. They treated everyone who worked for them like family and in so doing they created an extended family that has held together for over thirty years - long past the time they sold the company and retired to Wickenburg.
Fred remained active in issues surrounding the management of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, as well as public lands and cattle issues. Fred's experience with mules led to his appointment to the U.S. Department of the Interior BLM Wild Horse and Burro Board. In 2000, because of his military career and a long term of service on the BLM's Wild Horse and Burro Board, he was made "Most Honored Packer" at the Bishop, Calif., Mule Days Celebration.
He is survived by his daughter, Judy WELCH, six grandchildren, Kelly JOHNSON, Cindi SEIPEL, Jim CRUM, Casey WELCH and Trasey WELCH. He is preceded in death by his younger daughter, Pat CRUM, and his beloved wife, Carol. He was a great friend, teacher and fighter. He lived his convictions, never gave up, never gave in, and never forgot the golden rule. He helped a lot of people in ways large and small over the years; to all of them he was a steadfast friend, supporter, confidante, and counselor; He will be sorely missed, and he will not be forgotten. A celebration of his extraordinary life will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10 at the Everett Bowman Rodeo Grounds in Wickenburg. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of choice.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
May 20, 1960, p. 8
Woman Dies While Driving Automobile
County Medical Examiner has affirmed that Mrs. MIRIAM ESTELLE BURKE 28-year-old Phoenix woman found dead in her car 4 miles east of here Saturday of last week, died of a heart attack. I Mrs. Burke was driving with her two children, Cheryl, 5, and Paula 4, when the car went off the highway and into an embankment. The children received only minor bruises. Mr. Burke the woman's husband, was driving another vehicle and was ahead of his wife. Since she had a record of previous heart trouble, Mr. Burke kept only a short distance ahead and when he did not see her car following he drove back to find the wrecked car. Because the car tires were spinning and the friction caused a small grass fire, a passing motorist turned in a fire alarm which was answered by the Wickenburg Rural Fire Department.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
3 October 2008
WILLIAM (BILL) JENKINSON BURRIS was born Nov. 6, 1927 in Waukegan, Illinois, to Van and Florence (Jenkinson) Burris. He died in Sun City, Ariz., Aug. 19 at 80 years of age. His wife of 55 years, Frances (Yarnall) passed away last year. Bill is survived by sister Florence Schroeder of Grand Junction, Colo.; children Sue (Norman) HOFFMANN of Virginia Beach, Va.; Bill (Karen) and Carol (Dennis Loescher) Burris of Flagstaff, Ariz.; Patsy (Mark) WORKMAN of Wickenburg, Ariz.; and Janet (Wayne) Southards of Nashville, Tennessee; grandchildren Lauren and Wyatt Hoffmann; Bill, Madeline and Evan Burris; April (Nicholson), Cory and Audrey Workman; Jody and Adam Southards; and three great-grandchildren Cade, Avery and Payton Nicholson. Bill served in the U.S. Army and attended Lake Forest College. He and Fran married Feb. 2, 1952 in Chicago Ill. Bill was known to follow his dreams. He built a successful contracting company in Illinois, and he raised and showed prize-winning quarter horses. He moved to Congress, Ariz., in 1968 to pursue life as a cattle rancher on the X Lazy V Cattle Ranch. Bill then took his family to Salem, Missouri, where he served as deputy sheriff while he continued to raise cattle on the Bar-B-7. In 1978, he returned to Flagstaff, Arizona, and established a successful building business. Bill explored many facets of life in Illinois, Missouri and Arizona. He always loved his horses and cherished the special friends he met along his life journey. Bill was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
January 9, 1986, p. 8
GEORGE W. BYRNES, 55, died at his Wickenburg home on Dec. 25. He was born Aug. 10, 1930 in Chicago and had lived in Arizona two years. Byrnes was a retired police officer with 27 years of service in Chicago. Survivors include his wife, Geraldine, of Wickenburg; two sons, William of Chicago and James, of Wickenburg; three daughters, Catherine, Geraldine and Mary, all of Chicago and five grandchildren. Visitation was at the Wickenburg Funeral Home on Dec. 28. Funeral services were Dec. 28 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church with Father Thomas E. Boyle conducting the mass. Burial was in the Wickenburg Cemetery with arrangements made by the Wickenburg Funeral Home.

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