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Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, Arizona
March 23, 1962
Mrs. ROBERT GABLE, 36, of Wikieup died in Community Hospital Thursday afternoon of last week from injuries received in an automobile accident on the Alamo Crossing road about 24 miles from Congress March 14.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
February 2, 1962
Former resident Dies in Prescott
Funeral services were held in Glendale Friday of last week for MARION THOMAS GADBERRY, 92 years old, who died January 23 in the Pioneers Home at Prescott where he had resided for the past 10 years. Burial was in Glendale’s Resthaven Cemetery. Mr. Gadberry was born Texas in 1869, came to Arizona in 1888, and resided in Wickenburg for many years. Mrs. Gadberry died here in 1950. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Lillie NICHOLSON, and a great-niece, Mrs. Richard F. SMITH, both of Wickenburg.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
Nov 21, 2001, p. A6
MARY OLON GALLAGHER died Nov. 12, 2001 in Phoenix. She was 61. She was born May 12, 1940 in Cruthersville, Missouri, and was an artist. Survivors include daughters Lucille (and Dick) Thompson of Wittmann; Mary (and Mike) Bowlin of House, N.M.; sons Frank (and Gloria) Gallagher of Wickenburg, and John Gallagher of Wickenburg; sister Frances Delaney of Rye, Texas; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held Friday, Nov. 16 at 3 p.m. at the Morristown Cemetery on Castle Hot Springs Road in Morristown.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
Nov 5, 2008, p. A10
PATRICIA “PATTY” GALLOWAY was born Feb. 7, 1942 in Flagstaff, Ariz., and was called home to our Lord on Oct. 29. With great sorrow by the family, she entered into our Heavenly Father’s rest. There is much to be said about Patty - wife, mom, sister, aunt, grandmother, and special friend - with many memories that we each can cherish each time she crosses our minds. We will miss her presence in our lives and look forward to the day when we will get to join her once again in eternity. She is preceded in death by mother Nadine Johnson, father “Buddy” Moyer, and brother Duane Clay. Those left to carry on are her husband Frank Galloway; daughter Marie Luckett; son Russell Galloway and his wife Lorraine; sister Pamela Johnson; grandchildren Santana, Andrew, Greg, Shannon, Amanda, and Zechariah; niece Alisa, and nephew Craig. Arrangements are by David’s Desert Chapel Funeral Home of Wickenburg.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
Nov 2, 1945 p. 1
MR. GAMEWELL Is Summoned
Auto Court Operator Died at Home Sunday
L. BUGG GAMEWELL, prominent Wickenburg resident and proprietor of the Gamewell Auto Court, passed away at his home at 10: 30 o'clock Sunday evening, October 28. He had been in failing health for some time. Born in Lebanon, Tennessee, on March 16, 1869, Mr. Gamewell moved to Texas at an early age and spent the greater part of his life in that state. In 1939 he carne to Wickenburg and established the auto court, which he and Mrs. Gamewell have operated continuously since that time.
Veteran Surveyor
For many years Mr. Gamewell was surveyor for Freestone County, Texas, and in connection with that work saw much of the excitement of the east Texas early oil days. He was the surveyor all through the Mexia and Kilgore oil strikes and could recount endless stories of the old west in that part of the country. Mr. Gamewell is survived by his, wife, Mattie J. Howell Gamewell; one son, James, of the United States Navy; four daughters, Mrs. W. V. Mowlam of Corsicana, Tex., Mrs. Julian Baggett of Teague, Tex., and Miss Margaret Gamewell and Mrs. Alfred Collins of Dallas, Tex.; on sister, Mrs. Bell McCrory of Corsicana; one brother, T. M Gamewell of Corsicana; two half-brothers, Jamie Gamewell of Handly, Tex., and Ray Gamewell of Luling, Tex.; one half-sister, Fay Gamewell of Los Angeles; and three grandchidren, Dorothy Baggett of Waco, Tex., and William and Torn Mowlam of Corsicana.
Funeral Thursday
Other members of the immediate family who attended the funeral Thursday afternoon included Mrs. Lucille Storns and granddaughter, Nancy HOPKINS, of Wickenburg; Mr. and Mrs. Grady Howell and son Billy of Phoenix; Mrs. Frances Martin, Mrs. Merle RACKIN and Leslie HOWELL of Los Angeles. Mr. Gamewell was a member of the Presbyterian church and, while his health permitted, was active in the Round-Up Club of Wickenburg. Funeral services were held from Coffinger Funeral Home with the Rev. Ross CLEELAND officiating. Burial was in the Wickenburg cemetery.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
December 24, 1954, p. 1
Postmistress In 1920's; In Bank, Then Motel Owner
The Wickenburg community lost one of its better known elderly residents in the passing of Mrs. MATTIE J. HOWELL GAMEWELL at Community Hospital here on Friday, December 17. Mrs. Gamewell had been a patient in the hospital for two months, following a fall in which she broke her hip. She had reached her 85th birthday on December 8. A resident of Wickenburg for some 35 years, Mrs. Gamewell came here from Kemp, Texas. She taught school for one term at the Rincon School, just northwest of town. In 1920 she was appointed Postmistress here and held that position for six years. She then became head teller of the Traders' Bank here, a private bank owned by the late B. C. STRAUGHAN.
Established Motel
Following her marriage in 1931 to L. B. GAMEWELL, they established the Gamewell Motel in 1940. Mr. Gamewell died in 1945. Mrs Gamewell continued to operate that pioneer motel, with the assistance of her son Grady HOWELL and daughter, Mrs. Lucille STORNS, up until the time she entered the hospital. Mrs. Gamewell was born in Coleman County, Texas. She was married in 1893 to Rev Joseph Stephen HOWELL, a Methodist minister, who passed away in 1916.
Active In Church
Mrs. Gamewell was long an active member of the Presbyterian Church here and was especially interested in the affairs of the Ladies Aid organization. She was a member of the Wickenburg Motel Association and of the Round-Up Club. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Wickenburg Chapel with burial following in the Wickenburg Cemetery. In addition to Mrs. STORNS of Wickenburg and Mr. HOWELL of Phoenix, she is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Roy E. MARTIN of Reseda, Calif., and a second son, Leslie A. HOWELL of Sunland, Calif. A sister, Mrs. John SLOAN of San Antonio, Tex., and brother, Morgan GRADY of Paul's Valley, Okla., also survive, as do two grandsons, a great-grandson and a great-granddaughter.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
June 4, 2008, p. A10
ABIGAIL JOY “Ava” GARCIA was born Sept. 4, 1989 and died in a single-car crash on May 21, 2008. Abigail was a brilliant star. She was reading at four years old. In spite of her mother’s concerns, she skipped third and seventh grades. She was determined and refused to be slowed. She entered high school at 11 years old. During her junior year at Wickenburg High School she went to Thailand as a Rotary Club exchange student - at age 14. She graduated just shy of valedictorian at 16 years old, and went to Reed College in Portland, Ore. There she found her niche - friends, acceptance, and true academic challenge.At Reed she was a Chemistry major, and the recipient of a nearly full-ride scholarship. She received a commendation for academic excellence from Reed College in 2007. She was given a full Chemistry internship at Palo Verde Nuclear Plant this summer. When asked what she would do after graduation, she said that she might work at Palo Verde for awhile and probably get her master’s degree.“But what I think I really want to do at some point is teach,” she said. “I know I’d make more money being a chemist somewhere, and I’ll probably do that for awhile. But my teachers at Wickenburg High School made a real difference in my life, and I’d like to do the same for other kids. Probably in a small town. Maybe even Wickenburg!” Ava is a giver. During finals week, she baked brownies for everyone on her dorm floor. She was taking her own finals in Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Intro to Analysis and Physics, but she found a way to give smiles to her friends. Now, in death, she is still giving. Through being an organ donor, Ava has already saved five lives, and is helping many more. Ava was the light of her mother’s life. The loss for both mother and the world is immeasurable. She was - and is - a beautiful, brilliant soul who had great things to do in this world. Even in death, she found a way to make an enormous, positive impact, saving lives and helping countless people live better. Ava is survived by her mother Tamara Thomas, her father Art Garcia, uncle and aunt Robb and Carol Thomas, uncle and aunt Julian and Ragie Garcia, numerous cousins and untold friends. A memorial was held on Thursday, May 29. Donations are being accepted for a scholarship in Abigail’s name to benefit graduating seniors at Wickenburg High School. Donations may be made at any Bank of America, in the name of Abigail Garcia c/o Tamara Thomas.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, Arizona
August 1, 1996
ADOLPH "DOC" GARCIA, a native son of Wickenburg with ties to a pioneer family that dates back to the 1880s in the area, died Sunday, Aug. 11. He was 72. Mr. Garcia, a member of the town council from 1990-94, and a man "who gave a damn" about his community and the people in it, will be remembered as a tireless worker always ready to lend a hand to people in need, young and old alike. Above all, he was a man who loved Wickenburg. "His heart was in Wickenburg. You couldn't get him out of Wickenburg," said his son, Gene. "He gave a damn about the town and the people in it" Mr. Garcia worked 22 years as a meter reader with Arizona Public Service Co., specializing in servicing coolers and heaters. He youth activities during his entire working life in the community, and also with the old Wickenburg Economic Enterprise group (WEE). "Dad felt there weren't enough opportunities for people to find work here. That's why he worked so hard in WEE,” said Gene Garcia. He was a hard Worker who would help anybody." Mr. Garcia was a man with a proud pioneer heritage. His grandparents, Ygnacio and Manuela Garcia, established the Garcia family ranch in the 1880s, and the family ranks high among pioneer benefactors of Wickenburg. Among the many contributions they made was donation of the land where, the Garcia School Buildings sits, which is now a historical site housing a Community Bank branch. Before going to work for APS, Mr. Garcia for the Town of Wickenburg in the late 1940s, and was a contemporary of longtime public works director Coney Orosco. Mr. Garcia was a World War II veteran, serving in the Third U.S. Army, which was commanded by famed General George S. Patton. He was a 4 member of American Legion Kellis Draper Post No.12, and twice served as its Commander. There will be a visitation Thursday from 5-8 p.m., with the Elks ceremony at 6 p.m. and Rosary at 7 p.m., at Frey Funeral Home and Cremation Service. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Wickenburg. Fr. John Vogt and the Rev. Robert Goldenberg will officiate. Burial will be in the Garcia Cemetery. Also, family and friends are invited to attend a gathering at 1p.m. Friday at the Wickenburg Community Center. In addition to his service as a town council member and his 22 years with Arizona Public Service, Co. he was a member of Wickenburg Elks Lodge No. 2160. He served on the Elks Youth Committee, and also on many local, citizen's committees. Mr. Garcia administered burials at the historic Garcia Cemetery. He was an avid sportsman, and a member of the NRA. Mr. Garcia was a founding member of Sociedad Historica Hispana de Wickenburg; an associate member of the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce; a committee member of Fiesta Septiembre; and. a member, of St. Anthony's Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife of 48 years Joeva Garcia of Wickenburg, daughter Christine G. Mooney of Wickenburg, son Eugene “Gene” Garcia of Wickenburg; sisters Anita Garcia of Wickenburg and Vera Cheatham of Woodriver, Ill.; brothers Joseph G. Garcia of San Diego, Calif., Rudolph G. Garcia of St. David, and Fred Guinonez of Santa Fe Springs, Calif.; grandchildren Monica Horton of Wickenburg, Brian Mooney of Wickenburg, Corbin Mooney of Tempe, Amanda Marshall of Enid, Okla., and Matthew Garcia of Wickenburg; great-grandchildren Christina Wilkey, Patrick Horton and Jamie Marshall; and nieces and nephews Martin Jaime, Jr., Micaela Shipman, Vera Jaime, Anita Padron, Elodia Chavez, Fred Jaime, Vivian Pamador, George Garcia, Joe Garcia. Larry Garcia , Johnny Garcia, Danny Cheatham, Rickey Cheatham, Gary Cheatham , Ed Cheatham, Frank, Quinonez; Martin Quinonez, Bernadette Quinonez, and Connie Quinonez. He was preceded in death by his mother, Marcelina Grijalva Garcia, and father, Rudolpho Garcia; and brothers Art Castro, George Garcia and Eugene Garcia.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, Arizona
August 1, 1996
ADOLPH "DOC" GARCIA of Wickenburg, died Aug. 11 in Wickenburg. He was 72. Mr. Garcia was born Dec. 5, 1923 in Wickenburg. He was a lifelong resident of the community. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Joeva Garcia of Wickenburg; daughter Christine G. Mooney of Wickenburg; son Eugene Garcia of Wickenburg; sisters Anita Garcia of Wickenburg and Vera Chetham of Woodriver, Ill.; brothers Joseph G. Garcia of San Diego, Calif., Rudolph G. Garcia of St: David, and Fred G. Quinonez of Santa Fe Springs, Calif.; grandchildren Monica Horton of Wickenburg, Brian Quinonez of Wickenburg, Corbin Mooney of Tempe; Amanda Marshall of Enid, Okla. And Matthew Garcia of Wickenburg; great grandchildren Christina Wilkey, Patrick Horton, Jamie Marshall; and nieces and nephews Martin Jaime, Jr., Micaela Shipman, Vera Jaime, Anita Padron, Elodia Chavez, and Fred Jaime, Vivian Pamador, George Garcia, Joe Garcia, Larry Garcia, Johnny Garcia, Danny Cheatham, Ricky Cheatham, Gary Cheatham, Frank Qunionez, Martin Quinonez, Bernadette Quinonez and Connie Quinonez. He was preceded in death by his mother, Macelina Grijalva Garcia, and father Rudolpho Garcia; and brothers Art Castro, George Garcia and Eugene Garcia. Visitation will be from 5 to8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15 with the Elks ceremony at 6 p.m. and Rosary at 7 p.m. at Frey Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, with interment and American Legion service to follow in the Garcia Cemetery. Fr. John VOGT and Rev. Robert GOLDENBERG will officiate.

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Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
November 23, 1937 p. 1
FELIPE GARCIE Passes Away After Lingering Illness;
Prominent in Civil Affairs Of the Town
Funeral services were conducted at the St. Anthony’s Catholic church for FELIPE GARCIA Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock, with interment in the Catholic cemetery. He passed away at his home here last Monday after a long illness. He was born at Ehrenburg, Ariz., 70 years ago. In the past he was very active in the civil affairs of Wickenburg, serving on the city council at one time. He leaves many friends here who will always remember his effort in boosting and building Wickenburg – the town he loved. In the early time he was a peace officer near Octave, later serving many years on the public school board. He was also in the cattle business here and was the cattle inspector for a short time. Recently he was connected with the state penitentiary as a guard at the time A. G. WALKER was warden. His health had been failing for a number of months. He was one of the early pioneers of this vicinity, and his passing will be mourned by the many friends who have known him through the years.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
Feb. 22, 1945, p. 1
Parents of PVT. JOHNNIE GARCIA, Mr. and Mrs. Ygnacio L. GARCIA of Wickenburg, are still awaiting word from the War department giving them more details concerning Johnnie’s death in action while serving with the infantry in Belgium. To date, the family has had only a telegram and letter from the adjutant general reporting he was killed in action on January 19. Johnnie was a popular resident of Wickenburg before enlisting in the army more than three years ago. He graduated from the Wickenburg Elementary school and was employed at the Culture mine when he volunteered for service. He had been overseas more than a year and had just recovered from wounds received last year in the fighting in France when he fell before enemy gunfire Belgium.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, Arizona
October 31, 1947
Burial Here for Lad Who Died in Action
The body of JOHN GARCIA, son of YGNACIO GARCIA of Wickenburg, has been brought back to the country from abroad and will arrive here within the next week for burial in the Garcia cemetery on the Prescott highway, John was killed in action in Belgium on January 19, 1945, shortly after he had returned to the front upon recovering from injuries received the previous June in fighting in France. His body was one of 18 Arizona soldiers which arrived last Sunday in New York aboard the army transport Joseph V. Connolly. A telegram to Mr. Garcia from the War Department early this week, notified him of the arrival of his son’s body. Howard L. COFFINGER, local mortician also received word that the body would probably be held six days in New York before being sent by train to Wickenburg. Details of the service for the youth have not developed, pending receipt of more definite information as to the arrival of the body here.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
Feb. 5, 1997
MAURO GARCIA of Aguila. died Jan. 31 in Aguila He was 69. Mr. Garcia was born Jan. 14, 1928 in Durango, Mexico. He had lived on and off in Arizona for several years. Survivors include his wife, Maria Rosa Garcia of Mexicali, Mexico; and a son, Manuel Garcia. Services will be at noon today (Wednesday, Feb. 5) at Brown 's Wickenburg Funeral Home. Burial will be later in Mexico.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
Dec 12, 2001, p. A15
MARINA (MINNIE) GARCIA died Sunday, Dec 9, in San Diego, Calif. Mrs. Garcia was a former Wickenburg resident, and the wife of Joseph Garcia. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16 at the Wickenburg Funeral Home. A rosary will be at 7 p.m. on Sunday, also at the funeral home. Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec 17 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church with burial to follow in the Garcia Cemetery. A full obituary will be in next week’s sun.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
Dec 19, 2001, p. A11
Services for MARINA (MINNIE) JAIME GARCIA of San Diego, Calif. were held Monday, Dec. 17 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Wickenburg. She was 81. Mrs. Garcia died Dec. 9 in San Diego. She was a winter Wickenburg resident, and the wife of Joseph Garcia. Marina was born to Jose and Librada Jaime in Williams, Ariz. on July 11, 1920. She was a very family oriented person and always welcomed everyone into her home. Her house was always open to friends and family, and there was always room for one more at her table. We will always remember Minnie's great sense of humor. Her laughter and smile would warm your heart; she never had an angry word to say other than ... ding dang it! Minnie had so much love to share with her darling husband Joseph, whom she married on Nov. 14, 1942 ... they recently had their 59th anniversary. In her later years she and Joe had two homes, one in San Diego with their children and the other in Wickenburg ... which they literally built together with their own two hands in the early 1950s. Minnie was a very protective and loving wife and mother. She is survived by her children, Vivian, George, Joey, Larry, and her first grandchild, Marcie, who became her fifth child. Her children always knew their mother was special ... when she was 2 years old she lay dying of an ear infection ... only to be saved by a saint. Because who else could walk barefoot on the snow and not leave footprints? In her last days her family kept looking for another miracle from the saint who walked barefoot in the snow. Minnie is survived by her grandchildren, Mo-Jo and Cindy; her great-grandchildren, Derek, Joseph III, Angelina, Larisa, Jacob, Gabriel, Adrian and Isaac; sisters, Paula, Mary and Lydia; and brother Frank. Marina valued family relationships and recognized her extended family consisting of more than 44 nephews and nieces, 111 great-nephews and nieces; and 65 great-great nephews and nieces. We will all miss "Aunt Minnie" and our heart goes out to her husband Joseph and her family. It is hoped that we find some comfort in knowing that she was welcomed into heaven by all our other passed loved ones. Marina's final resting place is in the Garcia Cemetery in Wickenburg, where she was buried following ceremonies on Monday, Dec. 17. The Wickenburg Funeral Home handled all the arrangements.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, Arizona
January 29, 1854
PETE GARCIA had lived longer in this community than any other man. He was born June 29, 1885 at the Vulture Mine and had spent all of his 68 years in Wickenburg and the immediate vicinity. When he passed away early last Friday morning at the community Hospital his lifetime had spanned a period which saw Wickenburg go from a thriving mining town almost to the edge of oblivion and then, caught up in the surge of people westward following World War II, expand into the steadily growing town of today. Pete Garcia was the youngest of 15 children born to Mr. & Mrs. Ignacio GARCIA, Sr., pioneer residents of Arizona and benefactors of the town of Wickenburg where they moved in 1879 after Mr. Garcia had served from 1860 as Indian agent for the government at Ehrenburg on the Colorado river. The Senior Garcia who acquired extensive land in this areas donated that on which the Elementary School stands as well as a strip went from the Hassayampa River for the creation of a portion of Center Street. Pete Garcia lived an interesting, colorful life; he had many friends and he was held in high regard by the people of the town. His account of happenings in the earlier days of the town were always interesting and he was a reliable source of information for those seeking knowledge of persons and events of bygone days. He once told the editor of this newspaper how, as a boy, his father gave him messages to deliver to Henry Wickenburg, than living in seclusion at the home where he later died. It was something of a cross-country trip for young Pete, from his father’s ranch on the Prescott road known later in these latter days as the Remuda Ranch farm) to the Henry Wickenburg residence. And there was an adventurous note in those trips too; Henry Wickenburg. Pete told us, always kept his gun within arm’s length. Pete Garcia tended bar for many years at the Garcia Saloon which occupied an adobe building at Center and Valentine streets, torn down a number of years ago to make way for the building now housing the Centre. He also staked out a gold claim some 20 miles out off the Constellation Road which he called the gold Nugget Mine. When Dr. Floyd B. BRALLIAR came to Wickenburg, the two men entered into a partnership in operating the min. As many as eight men worked the mine to the days before the outbreak of World War II. Although his health had not been too good in recent years, his death at the Community Hospital last Friday, after two days of confinement there, came as a shock to his family and many friends. Funeral services were held at the St. Anthony’s Church Saturday morning, conducted by the Rev D. F. O’SULLIVAN. A Rosary was said at the home of his son, William, on Second Street, Saturday night and burial took place at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Garcia Cemetery, pallbearers were Toy GREEN, Ben ORTEGA, Coney OROSCO, Nachio GARCIA and Paul OLVERA. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Thomas GARCIA, four sons and three daughters. The sons are William of Wickenburg; Fred of Los Angeles, Pete, Jr. of San Bernardino and Gus of Tucson. The daughters are Mrs. Amelia PADILLA of Los Angeles, Mrs. Delores GREEN of El Paso and Mrs. Margaret DOMINGUEZ of San Bernardino. All the children were here for the funeral services. Also here was his only surviving brother Gabriel GARCIA of Taft, Calif. The two surviving sisters are Mrs. Frances HERNANDEZ of Wickenburg and Mrs. Claude BURSON of Hermosa Beach, Calif. Mr. Garcia is also survived by 13 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

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The Wickenburg Sun
April 14, 1961
Rites Friday for CLINTON GARDNER
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Wickenburg Chapel for CLINTON H. GARDNER, Wickenburg, who died at 2:10 a.m. Thursday in Community Hospital. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Glendale, Calif. Mr. Gardner was born October 19, 1889 in Oroville, Calif. He is survived by the widow, Ethel M., and one sister, Mrs. John D. NEALE of Scottsdale.

December 17, 1954 p. 1
HARMON H. GARDNER Is Summoned Here
HARMON H. GARDNER, 76-year-old resident of Collins Heights in Wickenburg, passed away Tuesday morning in Community Hospital following a heart attack. He had been a patient in the hospital since last Saturday. Graveside services took place Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock with burial in the Wickenburg Cemetery. Mr. Gardner was born August 12, 1878 in Georgia and later moved to Oregon where he was in the grocery business for many years prior to his retirement in 1944. He came to Arizona then, living first in Florence but was a resident of Wickenburg from 1945 through. 1948. He then moved to California but returned to Wickenburg several months ago. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Kathleen C. GARDNER.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
Sept. 24, 2008, p. B-12
RUBY E. GARNER, 74, of Phoenix - a life-long resident of Arizona, was born on March 29, 1934 in Wickenburg and passed away Sept. 15. Ruby was a successful E.R. nurse and Realtor before retiring to enjoy her true passions of watercolor painting and travel. She traveled extensively with family and friends, never afraid to go on the next adventure. She is survived by her husband Roy, her children Roy GARNER, Robyn-Lynn SANCHEZ, and Becki RASCHKE. She dearly loved her six grandchildren Tess, Sarah, Josh, Hannah, Amber, and Ashlee. Ruby had five brothers and three sisters: Raymond Lee, Minnie O’Connor, David Lee, Kathy Perry, Daniel Lee, Carol Way, John Lee and James Lee, along with many more family and friends. She will be truly missed. Services were held in Phoenix Sept. 19.

The Wickenburg Sun
January 31, 1958
Rites In Salome For Mrs. Garrett
Funeral services for MRS. MAUDE GARRETT of Salome were held in the First Baptist Church in that town January 27 with the Rev. John Miller of Salome officiating. Burial was in Wenden Cemetery. Mrs. Garrett, who had resided in Salome for the past six years, died at her home there January 25 following a stroke. She was born May 20, 1890, in Indiana. She moved to Arizona eight years ago. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Helen Day of Salome; two stepsons, Raymond of San Jose, Calif., and Perry of Owensville, Ind.; and two grandchildren, Don Douglas of Burbank, Calif., and Sue Douglas of Riverside, Calif.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, Arizona
April 4, 1947
Long Illness Claims Veteran Mining Man
The community lost one of its well know and well liked citizens last Friday morning March 29, when the death came to JACK GARVIN, after a long illness. He passed away at 1:30 a.m. shortly after being taken to Community Hospital. Death was attributed to a heart ailment and complications. A resident of Arizona for a quarter of a century, Mr. Garvin was engaged in mining activities most of that time, in mines at Ajo, Jerome and Vulture mine near Wickenburg. Upon coming here in 19930 he became mill operator at the Vulture and continued in that capacity until ill health forced his retirement in 1944. Born In Texas County, Missouri on October 29, 1881, Mr. Garvin would have been 66 years old this fall. Surviving are the window, Mrs. Katherine GARVIN, who is critically ill in a sanitarium in Phoenix following a stroke suffered two months ago. A brother, Al GARVIN also survives. He resided in Plato, Missouri. There are seven step-children: Carl WALTERS of Wickenburg; James WALTERS of Aguila; Jack WALTER [sic] of Tillamook, Oregon; Roy and Paul WALTERS of Los Angeles; Mrs. Mildred ROBINSON and Mrs. Kathryn PORTER of Phoenix. Thirteen grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 30, at the Wickenburg Chapel conducted by Elder and Mrs. Wm. ADAMS of the L.D.S. Church, assisted by President Alvin REES of the Wickenburg district. The Deseret Chorus sang “Sometime, Somewhere,” and “ Oh, My Father.” Burial took place in the Wickenburg Cemetery.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, Arizona
April 18, 1947
Summoned Just Two Weeks After Husband
Death came last Friday morning to MRS. CATHERINE ANN GARVIN, just two weeks following the death of her husband, Jack P. Garvin. She had been critically ill for quite some time in Mrs. Evan’s Rest Home on the Black Canyon highway between Glendale and Phoenix, where she had been a patient since last August. Mrs. Garvin had never recovered from a stroke suffered in December 1945. A native of Iowa, where she was born in Jones County, near Anamosa, on March 10, 1876, Mrs. Garvin had lived in Arizona for 31 years and in the Wickenburg community since 1930. She had many friends here, made during her long residence.
Seven Children
Mrs. Garvin is survived by seven children, a brother and a sister and a number of grandchildren. The children are Carl WALTERS of Wickenburg; James WALTERS of Aguila; Jack WALTER [sic] of Tillamook, Oregon; Roy and Paul WALTERS of Los Angeles; Mrs. Mildred ROBINSON and Mrs. Kathryn PORTER of Phoenix. The surviving sister is Mrs. Nellie ALEXANDER of Los Angeles and the brother is George HANNA of Maquoketa, Iowa. All the surviving children except the son in Oregon were here for the funeral services held Monday afternoon of this week at 3 o’clock at the Wickenburg Chapel, conducted by Rev. Charles A. SUBER of the First Presbyterian Church. Burial took place beside her husband in the Wickenburg Cemetery.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
June 18, 2008
DOLLIE RUTH COON GATES passed away on June 8 at EIRMC of a sudden illness with her family at her side. Mom was born fourth in a family of six to Frederick and Lillie COZAD COON at Queen Creek Siding, Maricopa County, Ariz., on Feb. 21,1923. When the children were old enough to attend school, the family moved to Wickenburg. Dollie loved her growing-up years there, even though it involved a lot of hard work. We loved her stories of the desert life, and all the things kids had to do there. Mom was not only proud of having graduated from Wickenburg High School in 1940, but that she had attended Northern Arizona University. Mom was offered a prestigious position of being a “Harvey Girl” at the Bright Angel Lodge at the Grand Canyon. One day as she walked into the dining area in her uniform, there was a young man playing in a band who admitted that when he saw her, he totally “destroyed” the song. Elgin T. Gates married Dollie in July of 1941 in Flagstaff, Ariz. Mom and Dad lived mostly in the Southern California area until moving to Ammon, Idaho in 1978. Most of their married years Mom supported Dad’s dreams of speedboat racing, but especially of big game hunting. He spent months on end traveling the world on hunts, and she stayed home and raised the children. Dad said he couldn’t have done it without Mom’s love and support. Elgin passed away in November of 1988. Dollie was known for her flowers, her artwork, but especially for her love of family and friends. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Mom and Dad had five children: Sharron (Ken Bogowitz) Ward of Hawaii; Irene (Tom) Graham of California; Elgin F., Randolph (Judy), and Robert (Diane) Gates all of the Ammon area, seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. She is also survived by brother Fred Coon Jr. of California. Mom was preceded in death by Dad, three sisters, and a granddaughter. Services were held Friday, June 13 at Coltrin’s Mortuary. Internment at Ammon Cemetery will be a private service at a later date.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
January 18, 1957, p. 1
LLOYD GATES Dies Suddenly Monday
Funeral services, cremation and burial will be held tomorrow (Saturday) in Bothell, Washington, for LLOYD FRANKLIN GATES who died suddenly of a heart attack at his home just off the Prescott Highway Monday afternoon. Dr. Charles S. POLING conducted family prayers in the Wickenburg Chapel Tuesday afternoon before the family left for Bothell with the body. Mr. GATES was born November 27, 1880, in Indiana. He was a graduate of Northwestern University and the University of Michigan law school. He practiced law in Columbia City, Indiana, and in Bothell was president of the Bothell Savings & Loan Association for 18 years; served as mayor of that town for eight years; and with his brother Earl owned and operated a group of independent telephone companies in the northern surburbs of Seattle. He retired and moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, three years ago. Attracted to Wickenburg after spending several winters at Cactus Garden Lodge, he and Mrs. Gates purchased the Hazel HASELTINE home here in April, 1956, and moved here in June. He was a member of the American Legion, the Masonic and Shrine orders, the Wickenburg Country Club and the Presbyterian Church. Survivors are the widow Sarah GATES; one sister, Mrs. James JOHNSTON of Newark, 0hio; one daughter, Mrs. Don MYERS of Charlotte, N. C.; one stepson, Dick SPOONER of Seattle; and seven grandchildren.

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Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, Arizona
April 23, 1954
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon of this week for MAYNARD FRANKLIN GAY, JR.; 22-year-old son of Mr. & Mrs. Maynard F. GAY, Sr., of Wickenburg whose tragic death last Saturday afternoon on the old Cameron Ranch, up the river shocked the community. The services were held at the First Baptist Church at 2:30 p.m. Rev; William BARKER officiated. Burial followed in the Wickenburg Cemetery with the American Legion, conducting military graveside rites. Born in Jerome, Ariz., June 23, 1931, Maynard was graduated with the class of 1950 from Wickenburg High School. After working for several business firms here, he entered the service and was discharged just three months ago from a Mortar Division of the U.S. Army with the rank of sergeant. Since returning from the service, he had been assisting hid father at the latter's welding shop on First Street, South. Young Gay had gone to the ranch Saturday to remove parts of a car which he had jacked up so he could get under it. Apparently the car slipped from its supports and fell on the youth, crushing his head and chest. The body was found by the father who went to the ranch when his son failed to show up for the evening meal. In addition to the parents, a sister, Evelyn, 17, also survives.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
August 29, 2001 A9
ROBERT GEE of Wickenburg, died Aug. 27 at his home in Wickenburg. He was 76. Mr. Gee was born March 25, 1925 in Forrest, Ill. He was a longtime Wickenburg resident, and had lived in Arizona for the past 39 years. Mr. Gee passed away in his home after being stricken with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) for the last few years. He was a member of American Legion Kellis Draper Post No. 12 in Wickenburg, and the First Presbyterian Church of Wickenburg. Survivors include his wife, Ann Gee of Wickenburg; daughters Robin K. Kupfershmid of Illinois and Vicki S. Shaffer of Illinois; sons James Gee of California and Greg Gee of Glendale; sister Maude Alice Schleeter of Illinois; brothers George Gee and Ralph Gee, both of Pennsylvania; seven grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son. Memorial services are scheduled at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4 at the First Presbyterian Church of Wickenburg. Pastor James Longstreet will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Association, Valley of the Sun, P.O. Box 7302, Mesa, Ariz. 85216. Frey Funeral Home and Cremation Service was in charge of all arrangements.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, Arizona
January 10, 1996
NELLIE K. GENTNER, of Wickenburg, died Jan., 5 in Wickenburg. She was 73. Mrs. Gentner was born March 15, 1922 in Cody, Wyo. She had lived in Arizona for 37 years, coming here from Wyoming. Mrs. Gentner worked with Del Webb and the Forest Service in Williams, and various restaurants in the Wickenburg area. She was a member of American Legion Kellis Draper Post No. 12 in Wickenburg. Mrs. GENTNER, a cowgirl; loved anything that had to do with riding horses. She accomplished this, in Part by helping on her parents’ ranch and herding cattle with her family. She is survived by her Son and daughter-in-law Jim: "Butch" and Diane JOHNSON of Wickenburg; brother Jack EWALT of Susanville, Calif.; grandchildren Tuffy and Quinton of Flagstaff, Sherman of Phoenix, and Nancy, Brenda and Jack of Wickenburg; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles "Buzz" Gentner, in 1977. Memorial services will, be held Thursday, Jan. 11 at 1 p. m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Bishop Max Colgrove will officiate. Frey Funeral Home and Cremation Service handled all arrangements.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, Arizona
March 30, 1962
Rites held for ROY R. GEORGE
Funeral services for ROY R. GEORGE, 69, were held in the Wickenburg chapel at 11 a.m. Wednesday with Don Wilson of the Church of Christ officiating. Burial was in the Wickenburg Cemetery. Mr. George died at 7:30 o’clock last Sunday morning in his home on the Richard SALTONSTALL Ranch out Constellation Road. He had been in ill health for a long time. Born in New Mexico January 20, 1902, Mr. George came to Wickenburg in 1926. Here he was a rancher but for a time was in the maintenance division of the State Highway Department, working out of Wickenburg, and was also custodian and bus driver for the Wickenburg public schools several years ago. Surviving are the widow, Cassie; two daughter, Mrs. Dan RUSSELL of Bagdad and Mrs. Frances Peace of Sunnyslope; a sister, Mrs. J.A. SLATER of Truth of Consequences, N.M.; a brother, Jack GEORGE of Flagstaff and four grandchildren.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
August 11, 1961
Word Received OF ED GERBER Death
Mrs. William LANGERBEIN has received a letter from Mrs. ED GERBER in Pittsburgh, Pa., telling her of the death of Mr. Gerber, a former Wickenburg resident and property holder. The letter indicated that Mr. Gerber died in July but gave no date or details. Mr. Gerber and his late first wife, Muriel, developed the Diamond G Ranch here.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
December 15, 2008
DAN JOHNSTON GERRARD, 82, of Phoenix, Ariz., peacefully passed away Dec. 6 while in the company of his loving children Karen, Kathy, and son Dan Jr., and joined his beloved wife and soul mate Jayne. He was born in Port Angeles, Washington, in 1926 and raised in the Phoenix area, graduating from Phoenix Union High School in 1945. All through his childhood he was an active member of the Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, participating in various church sponsored activities. He joined the Navy in the late 1940s, serving in the Korean Conflict. Upon returning from his service with +the Navy he worked for the Arizona Republic before attending the Episcopal School of Divinity, graduating in 1957. He dedicated the remainder of his life to serving God, with more than 50 years of faithful service, holding various positions in the church to include the position of Canon. He is survived by his three loving children Karen, Kathy and her husband Joel, Dan Jr. and wife Vivian, as well as his grandchildren Alison, Nicholas, Lena and Lily. Memorial services will be held Friday (Dec. 12) at 1 p.m. at St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Wickenburg and Sunday (Dec. 14) at 3 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Phoenix. Arrangements are by David's Desert Chapel Funeral Home in Wickenburg.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
August 20, 2008, p. A10
GLORIA RUTH GERRY, age 70, passed away Aug. 13 in Sun City West, Ariz. She was born in Fruita, Colo., Dec. 25, 1937. She has lived in the Wickenburg area for more than 30 years. Recently she had resided at the Lone Mountain Adult Care Home in Wittmann. She was preceded in death by her mother Lucile GERRY. No formal services will be held. Arrangements under the direction of Wickenburg Funeral Home & Crematory.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, Arizona
April 10, 1996
FREDERICK D. GEUSEN, Jr., of Wickenburg died Apri1 2 in Sun City West. He was 76. Mr. Guesen was born in (Oct. 31, 1919 in Rochester, Pa. He had lived in Arizona for the past 15 years. Mr. Geusen was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was retired from the San Bernardino County (Calif.) Landsite as a Scale Operator. His hobbies were traveling and reading. Mr. Geusen was proud of his family, and will be missed by his family and friends. He and his wife, Amelia, of Wickenburg, who survives him, were married in 1948. In addition to his wife he is survived by a son, Fred GEUSEN of California; a daughter, Patricia BRENNAN of Alaska; two sisters, Nellie WALTZ and Ruth SYLVESTER; and three grandchildren. Private services have been conducted. Arrangements were by Brown's Wickenburg Funeral Home.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
Jan 6, 1961 p. 8
Funeral services for FRED SAMUEL GIBBONS were held in the Wickenburg Chapel last Friday afternoon with the Rev. Dean McMANN, Episcopal vicar, officiating. Burial followed in the Wickenburg Cemetery. Mr. Gibbons died in Community Hospital the evening of December 30 after a long illness. Born June 13, 1891, in Carl Junction, Mo. Mr. Gibbons later lived in Oklahoma, where he worked in mines, and in 1918 went to California where he was a mechanic with heavy duty equipment. He and Mrs. Gibbons moved to Wickenburg 11 years ago from Redding, Calif., and resided in a trailer at the Shell Motel on the California Highway. Mr. Gibbons was one of the few civilians to win the bronze star during World War II. He and a son, George Fred Gibbons had gone to Wake Island as civilian mechanics before the start of the war. Sixteen days after the attack on Pearl Harbor the Japs invaded Wake Island. Mr. Gibbons helped make a final stand by fighting in the brush along the beaches for nine hours. The son was killed. Mr. Gibbons was taken prisoner. He remained a prisoner of Japs from December 23, 1941, until the war ended in 1945. His ill health was due to malnutrition and heavy forced labor which the Japs inflicted upon the prisoners. Surviving are the widow, Frances; one son, Virgil Gibbons of Snowflake; one daughter Mrs. Jack GRAY, also of Snowflake; three. grandson; one brother, Ed Gibbons, Miami, Florida; and two sisters, Mrs. Lewis TODD of Burkburnett, Texas, and Mrs. Lloyd COX of Monett, Missouri.

Dec 18, 1936
JOHN ALLEN GIBSON, five-month old son of Mr. and Mrs. John R. GIBSON, of Kansas City, Missouri, died suddenly at a local tourist camp Wednesday, and was buried in the Wickenburg cemetery following services at the Coffinger Mortuary, conducted by Rev. Reese E. SCULL. Headstone at

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
May 27, 2009, p. A6
EDITH “JOYCE” GIBSON passed away peacefully on May 17 at her home in Wickenburg, Ariz., with her husband of 48 years at her side. Joyce was born March 14, 1940 in Livingston, Mont., to John “Walker” and Ethel Swainson. She graduated in 1958 from Park County High School in Livingston. She went onto receive her teaching degree from Montana State College in Bozeman and Eastern College in Billings in 1963. She married James Gibson of Livingston, Mont., in June of 1961. In April of 1966, she gave birth to their daughter Traci. Joyce had a long and rewarding educator’s career teaching in Washington, Montana and Wyoming. After she and her husband retired, they owned and operated The Book Peddler at Sunrise Mall in Casper, Wyo. Joyce is preceded in death by her parents, J.W. and Ethel Swainson. She is survived by husband Jim Gibson of Wickenburg; their daughter Traci and two grandsons of Casper, Wyo.; her two brothers Jack Swainson of Spokane, Wash., and Bert Swainson of Livingston, Mont., in addition to cousins and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at St. Andrews Church in Livingston, Mont., on June 13 at 2 p.m. with a celebration of her life immediately following at the O’Hair ranch. In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations be made to Hospice of the Valley at 9720 Peoria Ave. Suite 128, Peoria, AZ 85345. Arrangements are by David’s Desert Chapel Funeral Home.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
August 20, 2008, p. 10
VINCENT GIGLIO, age 84, passed away Aug. 10 in Phoenix, Ariz. He was born July 17, 1924 in Brooklyn, N.Y. He moved to Arizona in 1943 and settled in Wickenburg several years ago. He is survived by many friends. Arrangements under the direction of Wickenburg Funeral Home & Crematory.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
March 27, 1953

The pleasant smile and cheerful disposition of MRS. CARMIN GILBERT will be missed in this community where she spent most of her life. She passed away last Friday in Phoenix and funeral services and burial took place here Tuesday afternoon. Mrs Gilbert was born CARMEN MACIAS on February 17, 1909, in Congress but was brought to Wickenburg shortly afterwards and grew up here on the 6M ranch of the family just east of town on the Phoenix highway. She attended school here and became widely known as a cook and waitress in several local restaurants. ILL SINCE DECEMBER
Mrs Gilbert became ill late in December of last year and was admitted to Community Hospital on December 28 [1952]. Soon there after she was taken to Memorial Hospital in Phoenix and then to a rest home in that city where she passed away at 8:30 p. m. March 20 [1953]. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. D. F. O'Sullivan of St. Anthony's Church and burial followed in the Garcia Cemetery. THE SURVIVORS
Mrs Gilbert is survived by her husband, James Gilbert, an employee of the State Highway Department at Quartzsite and by three children, Patsy, Elsie and Floyd Warner. Her mother, Mrs Aurora Shields also survives as do three brothers and one sister, Manuel, Frank and Raymond Macias and Mrs. Allen Hershkowitz, all of Wickenburg.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
June 16, 2004, B3
LARRY Jr. GILBERT, 58, passed away on June 5, 2004 in Wickenburg. Larry was born January 15, 1946 in Westridge, Ark. He is survived by his mother Lucille Goodlin, Calif., two children Larry Jr. Gilbert, II and Jodie Lynn, Calif.; brother Jessie W. Gilbert, Calif.; three sisters Wanda Hill, Wis.; Mary Sayre, Calif., and Betty Barber, Mo. Services will be held at Wickenburg Funeral Home on June 15 at 11 a.m. Pastor Jim Longstreet will officiate. Arrangements by the Wickenburg Funeral Home.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
Nov 26, 2008, P. A10
HEATHER ELIZABETH GILES (CASEY), my wife, passed away in the evening on Wednesday, Nov. 19, after fighting a two-year battle with cancer. Heather is survived by myself David, our son Jackson of Phoenix, and her parents James and Shelia Casey of Tempe. An attempt to summarize her 39-year life and what she meant to me, Jackson, family and friends in a few paragraphs would be an injustice to her memory. So please join us at 3 p.m., on Saturday (Nov. 29) at Messinger Mortuary, 7601 E. Indian School Road in Scottsdale to celebrate Heather and share the great memories we all have of her. In lieu of flowers, it was Heather’s wish to send donations to Angel Flight, 3161 Donald Douglas Loop South, Santa Monica, CA 90405, Hospice of the Valley or Desert Schools Credit Union, Account 774273-04, a special account for Jack’s college education.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
August 31, p. 1956, p. 1
Mrs. Dan Snyder's Father Summoned
The many friends he made here during several winter visits, will be saddened to learn of the death of FRANK L. GILL, father of Mrs. Dan SNYDER of Wickenburg, which occurred Monday evening, August 27, in the Warren Hospital in Phillipsburg, N. J. Mrs. Snyder, who left Phoenix by plane shortly after midnight Sunday, did not arrive in time to see her father before his death. Mr. Gill was born August 1, 1883. He retired a number of years ago after spending many years in the ice cream business in Philadelphia. Surviving are the widow, Anna; Mrs. Snyder, the only daughter; two sons, Joseph and Frank, Jr., both of Phillipsburg and five grandchildren. Funeral services were pending as The SUN went to press this week.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, Arizona
March 2, 1962
O.K. Gilliam of Aguila Summoned
OSCAR KENNETH GILLAM, age 73, prominent resident of Salome for the past 13 years passed away Tuesday evening, February 27, while being brought to Community Hospital here in the Salome ambulance. In Salome, Mr. Gilliam was engaged in real estate and mining. Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon at the Wickenburg Chapel with the Wickenburg Elks Lodge in charge. Burial will probably take place in the Wickenburg Cemetery. Surviving relatives were expected to arrive here Thursday morning from California to complete funeral arrangements.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, Arizona
March 9, 1962
O.K. GILLAM Rites were held Friday
Funeral services for O. K. GILLIAM of Salome were held in the Wickenburg Chapel Friday afternoon of last week with members of the Elks Lodge officiating, burial followed in the Wickenburg Cemetery with members of the Masonic Lodge conducting graveside rites. Mr. Gillam died suddenly February 27. He was born in Tennessee 73 years ago and had resided in Nevada and Arizona for the past 20 years. He had been in the oil, mining and real estate business for many years. For the past 12 years he was associated with Mrs. Edna ECKELS in the real estate business in Salome. Only immediate survivor is a brother, Fred R. GILLAM of Downey, California.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
Nov 25, 1961
Services for GEORGE GILSTRAP were scheduled to be held at 5 p. m. Thursday of this week in the Wickenburg Chapel with members of the American Legion in charge. Burial was to follow in the Wickenburg Cemetery. Mr. Gilstrap died in Community Hospital at 11:30 p. m. Sunday. Born near Midland Texas 60 years ago, Mr. Gilstrap was a veteran of World War I had lived in Wickenburg for 15 years, and was a gardner. He is survived by a daughter, Minnie, of Wickenburg and a brother in Midland, Texas.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
June 27, 2001
BUNAH "BUNNY" GINTHER of Wickenburg, died June 21, at Sun City West. She was 79. Mrs. Ginther was born June 13, 1922 in Marysville, Mich. She was a retired homemaker. Survivors include her daughter, Deidra S. Brooks of Houston, Texas; five brothers, Bob, Mike, Roland, Dick and Jack; four sisters, Marie, Betty, Leona, and Wilma; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, June 28 at the Wickenburg Funeral Home.

Additions to Ginther Obit
July 16, 2001 p. A14
BUNAH "BUNNY" GINTHER was a resident of Wickenburg when she died on June 21 at a hospital in Sun City West. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanly and her son, Albert Joseph DAIR, who died in Vietnam.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
Sept. 17, 2008, p. B-12
HOWARD JOHN GLASSER, age 81, passed away Sept. 10 in Prescott, Ariz. Howard was born Feb. 8, 1927 in Randolph, Neb., to Anthony GLASSER and Dorothy FRIEDENBACH GLASSER. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He and his wife Theodora “Teddy” came to Arizona from Wyoming more than 39 years ago. He was retired from the U.S. Dept of Energy. Howard was a member of St. Mary’s Church and also a member of the American Legion Post 79 in Yarnell. He was preceded in death by his wife Theodora July 8, 2007. Howard is survived by his son Mark, daughter Mary, and a grandson Clayton Benson. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 11 a.m. with a memorial and reception following at the American Legion Post 79 Hall in Yarnell. Arrangements are under the direction of Wickenburg Funeral Home & Crematory.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, Arizona
September 18, 1996
EMIL L. GLAVAC of Wickenburg died Sept.14 in Wickenburg. He was 72. Mr. Glavac was born Jan. 11, 1924 in Cleveland, Ohio. He had lived in Arizona for the past 35 years, coming from Ohio. Mr. Glavac, a retired baker, had lived 34 years in Phoenix and was a former co-owner of The Arizona Pastry Shop. He was a Navy Seabee's veteran of World War II. Mr. Glavac is survived by his wife of 49 years, Dolores of Wickenburg; brother Robert GLAVAC of Euclid, Ohio; daughters and sons-in-law Diana and Dick WALLACE, and Bev and Charlie UNDERWOOD; Son Randy John GLAVAC; and grandchildren Staci and Mike WALLACE. No services are planned. Contributions may be made in Mr. Glavac's name to American Lung Association, 102 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix. Frey Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Wickenburg handled all the arrangements.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
March 15, 1957 p. 1
William GRIGG, president of the LDS Church, and Rev. Harry R. MORAN, pastor of the Aguila Community Church, conducted funeral services Wednesday afternoon in Wickenburg Chapel for BERNARD D. (BUSTER) GLENN who died in Community Hospital last Saturday afternoon following a heart attack. Burial followed in the Wickenburg Cemetery. Mr. Glenn, a resident of Arizona for 40 years, resided in Wickenburg for eight years before moving to Aguila last October. He had been in the well drilling business. He was born in Silver City, N. M., January 31, 1889. Surviving are the widow, the former Mary STANICH whom he married in 1952; two sons, Bernard, Jr., and Howard, both of Silver City; and three daughters, Mrs. Genevieve JOBSKI of Fallon, Nevada, Mrs. Shirley STANLEY of Tucson, and Mrs. Virginia LINDSEY of Phoenix. Eight grandchildren also survive. Pallbearers were Bernie HILL, L. E. ELDRIDGE, Tom WILMETH, Bruce HUNT, Asa BROWN and Junior HERSHKOWITZ.

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The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
Feb. 27, 2009, p. A10
KRISTINA LORENE GLOVER, age 30, passed away Feb. 24 at Wickenburg Community Hospital, surrounded by her family and loving fianc/ Nate Cooper. She was born May 29, 1977 in Sturgis, S.D., to Rome C. Glover and Roxie D. (Wilsey) Glover. Kristina moved to Wickenburg in 1983, and this was the town that she justly called home, graduating Class of 1995. She received her bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Montana. Kristina was in her final year of law school at Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane, Wash. She is survived by her parents, Rome and Roxie Glover; her beloved brother Joe; sister-in-law Nora; nieces Elena, Ava, and Abbey; her fiance Nate; her grandparents Robert and Lillian (Wilsey) Pegra; 10 aunts; 11 uncles; several great-aunts and uncles; numerous cousins; and countless extended family and friends who will miss her dearly. Kristina had a spirit and zest for life that touched many hearts. She loved spending time in the wilderness, embracing the closeness of nature. Her life was bountiful in experiences that reaffirmed this love: horseback riding, camping, hiking, and even becoming an experienced fisherwoman in Alaska. The passion Kristina had for life was always apparent in the high goals she set for herself. Law school found Kristina chairing clubs, participating in competitions on a national level, raising money for non-profits, and achieving honors in her academics. She not only excelled at law school, but also made the time to acknowledge the more intimate side of life. Foremost in Kristina’s heart was her family and the love of her life Nate. Her love of children was evident in the devotion she had to her three nieces. Kristina had a genuine care for others and was always willing to share her rich life experiences in hopes of enlightening another’s life path. The memorial service will be conducted at the Radiant Church (15522 W Paradise Lane, Surprise, AZ 85374) on Friday (Feb. 29) at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be sent to the Kristina L. Glover Memorial Fund at Desert Caballeros Western Museum (21 North Frontier Street, Wickenburg, AZ 85390), an establishment she was proud to help promote in her hometown. Arrangements are under the direction of David’s Desert Chapel Funeral Home of Wickenburg. The printed version of this week's Wickenburg Sun (Feb. 27) incorrectly listed the wrong day of the memorial service for Kristina Glover, 30, who passed away Sunday, Feb. 24. The service for Miss Glover is scheduled for 4 p.m. this Friday (Feb. 29) at the Radiant Church in Surprise, 15522 W. Paradise Lane. The Sun regrets the error.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
July 23, 1937, p. 1
Funeral services for JAMES WILLIAM GOBBLE, 72 years old, were held at the Wickenburg cemetery Wednesday with the Rev. A. G. STEWART officiating. While he had been a resident of Glendale for the last 18 years, he was well known here in Wickenburg. His death came as a shock to his many friends and relatives, as he had been in good health. It is thought that he suffered a sudden stroke of paralysis, which brought about his demise. Surviving him, besides his wife, Mrs. Ella GOBBLE, are three sons, one daughter and 14 grandchildren.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, Arizona
May 7, 1954
Funeral services for Mr. Gobble will be held this afternoon (Friday) at 2 o’clock at the Wickenburg chapel, with Rev. William BARKER of the First Baptist Church officiating. Pallbearers will be fellow workers of the highway department: Chester LATHAM, Roy GEORGE, Frank MACIAS, Franklin and G.C. McFADDEN. Burial will be in the Wickenburg Cemetery. B. Gobble will be sorely missed in this community, not only by the stricken family but also by his hundreds of friend and admirers. His sudden death, from a heart attack, at his home here Tuesday evening was a shock to all who knew him. Born January 17, 1894 in San Angelo, Texas, he was christened JAMES RICHARD GOBBLE but he was known as B. Gobble. His father’s name was William; shortened to “B” when James Richard was a small boy, and given to going everywhere his father did, friends and neighbors started calling him “Little Bill” which gradually was shortened to B. B. GOBBLE came to Arizona in 1911 when the family located at Willcox. He and Mrs. Gobble were married there on February 14, 1911. Later on they moved to Benson and then came to Wickenburg 32 years ago. Mr. Gobble, working for a private contractor, helping in the building of the Phoenix highway, where it skirts the Hassayampa river from Wickenburg to beyond San Domingo Wash. In those days, mule-drawn fresnos were used entirely in earth moving and Mr. Gobble operated one. A year after moving to Wickenburg, he became an employee of the Arizona Highway Department in this section and was with the department continuously until the day of his death.
Worked Tuesday
Tuesday morning he drove a highway truck to Phoenix, waited awhile it was being repaired and drove it back. In late afternoon he went with Dan ALLEN to the sky-Arrow Ranch northeast of town to help pump water for cattle which Allen is running on that ranch. Returning home, he ate his evening meal and later told Mrs. Gobble he was not feeling well and lay down on his bed. Death came quickly at about 8 o’clock.
Served on Councils
Mr. Gobble served several terms on the Wickenburg town Council, the most recent in 1950-1951. He resigned from that council when he and Mrs. Gobble built a new home outside the town limits. They later sold that home and moved back into their old home on Swilling Ave., where he passed away Tuesday evening.
Property Owner
He owned extensive real estate in this community, established the Gobble Addition, and also owned a farm at Blythe.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
Jan 11, 1952
MRS. CLAUDE GOBBLE Dies in California
MRS. CLAUDE GOBBLE of San Diego, formerly of Wickenburg, died January 3 in Riverside, Calif., according to word received here by her brother-in-law, B. Gobble. Funeral services were held in Riverside on January 7. Left here in 1945 Mr. and Mrs. Claude Gobble lived on a ranch on the Phoenix Highway for many years, leaving here in 1945. In addition to the husband, five children survive; Lt. William C. Gobble, March Air Force Base, Riverside, Mrs. Francis Smith, Richmond, Calif.; John G. Gobble, Riverside; Bobbie Gobble and Joan Gobble, San Diego.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, Arizona
November 13, 1996
At 7:15 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, a great lady passed away in Circle City: BERTHA "BIRDIE" GODLOVE. She was 82. Mrs. Godlove was born Jan. 8, 1914 in Breese, Illinois. She had lived in Arizona for the past 41 years, coming from New Mexico. She had a long history here in Wickenburg -- running the Daily Queen (now Screamers) and living at, cleaning and taking care of the Peak Motel for some 30 years. The Peak Motel was her home until she was suddenly, rudely evicted, uprooted and moved to the Desert Oasis Trailer Park in Circle City. It is a shame this happened -- it took the life and fight out of her. This was a hard-working woman who had worked all of her life and who had a zest for life and the land, many stories to tell, and a great sense of humor. She paid her bills on time and did whatever was necessary to survive, and still be of help to others. This is what makes a "great lady," and that was exactly what she was. Yes, she was financially poor, but being "great" has nothing to do with one's bank account and assets, but of one's daily ledger of accomplishments, hard work, and what we give to others. By that accounting, "BIRDIE" (BERTHA) GODLOVE was a very wealthy woman. Praise and Thank You need to go to APS of Wickenburg and to. Shirley BARRETT and Lori SCHWEGMAN of Circle City, for helping Berdie Godlove "beyond the call of duty." Southwest Gas did not charge her one penny for rehooking up her trailer with electricity when her, trailer was moved to Circle City. They did this because Birdie had always paid her bills on time of the last 30-odd years. But they also did this because someone needed their help, and they gave it. Shirley Barrett bought Birdie a hospital bed, from her own pocket, got new curtains to cheer Birdie up, and made sure she ate. Lori SWEGMAN helped right along with Shirley to make Birdie as comfortable as possible -- whenever Shirley was at work at The Country Store there in Circle City (Desert Oasis). Such actions like these should make us all feel good that we have such people as these among us. I, Allison BENNETT, had the honor to sit with BERDIE GOODLOVE until she passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Survivors include her sister Margaret LONG of Haymarket, Virginia; brother Charles THOMAS of Bellville, Ill. and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 8 at 11 Frey Funeral Home in Wickenburg.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, Arizona
November 13, 1996
BERTHA ROSE GODLOVE of Circle City, died Nov. 5 in Circle City. She was 82. Mrs. Godlove was born Jan.8, 1914 in Breese, Ill. She had lived in Arizona for the past 41 years, coming from New Mexico. Survivors include her sister Margaret LONG of Haymarket, Va.; brother Charles THOMAS of Bellville, Illinois; and numerous nieces and nephews. Services have been held.

The Wickenburg Sun
Jan 13, 1961
Funeral Services Were Monday For WILLIAM GOEGLEIN
Funeral services for WILLIAM J. GOEGLEIN were conducted in the Wickenburg Chapel at 11 o’clock Monday morning with the Rev. James B. Wilson, Presbyterian minister, officiating. Burial was in the Mountain View Cemetery in Prescott, where the parents of the deceased are buried, with the Rev. Don Creamer, pastor of the Presbyterian Church of that city, conducting graveside rites. Mr. Goeglein, believed to be the oldest man in the United States to hold a license as an assayer, died at 4:45 p.m. Friday of last week in the Echo Hills Nursing Home following a stroke. He was 86 years old. Mr. Goeglein was born in Fort Wayne, Ind., August 13, 1874. When he was only 2 ˝ years old, his parents migrated to Howardsville, Colo., where the family lived in a log cabin and the father operated a mine. The latter part of that trip across country was made by wagon train and then by pack mules. Mr. Goeglein later lived in Durango, Colo., where he became an assayer and chemist. He worked first at his profession in the Cripple Creek, Colo., area and in 1905 went to Humboldt, Ariz. He later returned to the Cripple Creek area where he was associated in mining with E. A. Colburn, Jr., who now resides in Wickenburg. In 1913 Mr. Goeglein moved to Globe where he worked as a assayer and chemist until 1921. He then went to Los Angeles where he was in the automobile business until 1934. From 1934 until 1942 Mr. Goeglein worked at the old Congress Mine where he was again associated with Mr. Colburn. During the war he served as a guard at the Claiborne Flight Academy west of town. After the war he was associated with the Wickenburg Ore Market unitl it closed in 1951. He had live in Wickenburg since 1938. On January 1 he and Mrs. Goeglein observed their 60th wedding anniversary. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Myrtle Geoglein; two sons, M. L. of Palos Verdes Estates, Calif., and Mel V. of Albuquerque, N. M.; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Conrad of Phoenix and Mrs. Leonora Pugner of Reno, Nev.; one brother Walter C. Goeglein of Flagstaff; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
April 12, 1963
Following a brief ceremony at the Wickenburg Chapel at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning, the Rev. D. F. O'Sullivan, pastor of St. Anthony's Catholic Church conducted graveside services for JENIFER GOETZ, 13-month-old daughter of Mr.& Mrs. Michael Goetz of Wickenburg. The child died early Sunday morning in Community Hospital after being admitted Saturday afternoon. Burial was in the Wickenburg Cemetery. Mr. Goetz is connected with the Arizona Highway Department here.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
Oct 29, 2008, p. B9
STEPHEN GOODNOUGH, 83, died Oct. 22 of pulmonary fibrosis. He was the second son of Stephen and Ruth Reid Goodnough of Bellevue (Pittsburgh), Pa. After graduating from Randolph-Macon Academy in Front Royal, Virginia, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps. He served as a navigator on a B-29 bomber of the 20th Air Force. After five bombing missions over Japan, his plane did a flyover of Tokyo Bay as the Japanese surrendered to General Douglas MacArthur on the Battleship Missouri. After obtaining two bachelor of engineering degrees from the University of Pittsburgh, he had a 20-year career as a petroleum engineer. He was a registered professional engineer in Colorado. Due to his love of the Rocky Mountains and skiing, dirt biking, backpacking, fly fishing, sailing, tennis, etc. he turned his weekend ski cabin in Breckenridge, Colo., into his home. He was active in real estate for 30 years and was owner/broker of Breckenridge Real Estate Co. For a short time he and his brother mineral prospected in the Wickenburg/Bagdad area in 1956, leading to his moving to Vista Royale in 2001 seeking a lower elevation. His past associations were Sons of the American Revolution, Delta Sigma Phi, Sigma Tau, Sigma Gamma Epsilon, United Presbyterian Church and the American Legion. He is survived by his brother William Goodnough of Aspen, Colorado, and Osprey, Florida.; nephew Gordon Goodnough of Fairfax Station, Va.; niece Gail Miller of Harbor Springs, Mich.; and his long-time companion Bobby Crosswhite. Memorial services and interment will be at a later date at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Colo., the resting place of his parents. Arrangements are under the direction of Wickenburg Funeral Home and Crematory.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, Arizona
May 15, 1996
JOSE LUIS GOMEZ-LOPEZ of Aguila, died April 17 in Gladden, the victim of an automobile accident. He was 38. Mr. Gomez-Lopez was born Aug. 9, 1958 in Mexico. He had just recently moved to Arizona. Mr. GOMEZ-LOPEZ was a migrant worker for farms in the Aguila area. Survivors include his girl friend and one son and one daughter. He was preceded in death by his parents. Services were May 9 at the White Tanks Cemetery in Litchfield Park. All arrangement were by Brown’s Wickenburg Funeral Home.

The Wickenburg Sun
March 31, 1961
BYRON GOODELL Died Wednesday
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at The Foursquare Chapel for BYRON GOODELL, 70-year-old local resident, who died suddenly early Wednesday morning of a heart attack in his home at 82 ˝ South Jefferson Street. A retired dairyman and miner, Mr. Goodell had lived in Wickenburg for the past 10 years. He was born May 3, 1891, in Salmon , Idaho. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Hannah Rebecca GOODELL; two daughters, Mrs. Connie HILDT of Ogden, Utah, and Mrs. Laura Lee BARTLETT of Macon, Georgia; one son, Eugene H. GOODELL of San Leandro, Calif.; three stepchildren , David E. HOCKING of Oakland, Calif., Michele Davis of Campbell, Calif.; and Joseph T. Hocking who is with the Army in Japan; 12 grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Laura DURAND, and one brother, Floyd GOODELL, both of Salmon, Idaho; two half-sister, Mrs. Rose SHOUP of Salmon and Mrs. Ruth ROWE of Dayton, Wash.; and one half-brother, Gardner MANFULL of Laramie, Wyoming.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
June 4, 1937, p. 1
Funeral services were held Thursday morning at 11 a. m. at the Wickenburg mortuary for Mrs. Anne GOODRICH, 42 years old, who passed away at her home here early Wednesday. Mrs. Goodrich has resided in Wickenburg a number of years, and while she had been in ill-health for several months, her death came as a shock to her may friends. Surviving her besides her husband, Gordon S. GOODRICH of Wickenburg are her two sons, Chester and Vernon JONES, her mother, Mrs. HARLINGWORTH of Texas, and a sister, Norene, who came to Wickenburg Wednesday for the funeral.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
June 23, 2004, p. A10
DARREL GOODWIN, 72, passed away on June 6, 2004. Darrel was born in Powell, Wyo. On Feb. 1, 1932. He is survived by wife Kathleen of Congress; four children, Darla Bell, Girard, Ohio; Sandi Taylor, Congress; Sheri Kunce, Rapid City, S.D., and Dana Goodwin, Girard, Ohio. brother Harley Goodwin, Yellow Pine, Idaho; four grandchildren; and five nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by son Russell Goodwin. Services will be held at Frey Funeral Home Chapel on June 26 at 10 a.m. with burial to follow in Congress Cemetery. Pastor James Hoffman will officiate. Arrangements were handled by Frey Funeral Home.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
July 6, 1956, p. 1
Funeral services for Mrs. KATHRYN GOODSON were conducted in the First Presbyterian Church by its pastor, Dr Charles S. POLING, last Monday morning. Burial followed in the Wickenburg Cemetery. Mrs. GOODSON, approximately 76 years old, died in Community Hospital at 12:25 a.m. June 29. She had been a patient in the hospital for one week and had undergone surgery. To Arizona In 1918 Born in Ohio, Mrs Goodson moved to Arizona in 1918, living first at Williams and later on a ranch south of Chandler. She came to Wickenburg in 1944 with her husband, Milton, who died here nine years ago. Since coming to Wickenburg she had resided at 215 South Washington Street. Nearest surviving relative is a cousin, E. H. McILVAIN of Prescott.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, Arizona
November 20, 2005
Dr. SANFORD "BUD" E. GOLDZIER II passed away at his home in Wickenburg, Ariz., Nov. 22. He was born December 14, 1924, raised on Long Island and then in New York City after the passing of his father. D. Goldzier had a very strong work ethic. By the age of 11 he was delivering flowers as well as working various other jobs. A bright young student, he was accepted at Townsend-Harris High School for the gifted in New York City. Graduating at 16, he then attended City College in New York. While in college, at the beginning of World War II, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. While still in the service, he was sent to Tufts Medical School and then graduated from New York Medical College. After completion of his internship and residency in Pediatrics, he then enlisted in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict.
Dr. Goldzier practiced pediatrics and allergy medicine from 1954 to 1999 in East Meadow, Long Island, N.Y. He was a member, past president and active member of various committees of the Nassau County Pediatric Society and the Long Island Allergy Society. He was a past president of the Chapter 2 Section II of the New York State American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Goldzier was the Clinical Director of the Pediatric Allergy Clinic at the Nassau University Medical 'Center and participated in various committees at the hospital. He and his wife Ruth began, vacationing in Wickenburg in the 1970s and in 1999 made it their home, and He was a member of the Board of Directors of Wickenburg Community Hospital. After he was no longer able to play golf, he continued to play bridge. He is survived by his wife Ruth, daughters Terry Goldzier of Brookline, Mass., Barbara ISRAEL and son-in-law Burt of Columbia, Md., Jane YATES and son-in-law Tom of Stow, Mass., Ann THOMAS and son-in-law Bob PLUMB, of Coronado, Calif., and grandson Aaron PORES of San Diego, Calif. Dr. Goldzier's , greatest professional joy came from the ongoing relationships he developed with the children and their families in his practice. Donations in his memory may be made to the Wickenburg Community Hospital Building Fund. No formal services will be held. Arrangements under the direction of Frey-Wickenburg Funeral Home.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, Arizona
March 16, 1962
Rites held for Mrs. ALTA GOOCH
Funeral services for Mrs. ALTA GOOCH were conducted by Rev. Robert JENKINS in the Wickenburg Chapel at 3 o’clock last Saturday afternoon. Burial was in the Wickenburg Cemetery. Mrs. Gooch, who had lived here for the past 14 years, died in Community Hospital at 1:46 a.m. last Friday. Born in Bennett, Missouri, January 14, 1904, she moved to Phoenix in 1926. She made her home here with her daughter, Mrs. Laura MADREL, on the Phoenix Highway. Survivors are two daughter, Mrs. MADRIL and Mrs. Let MYERS of Eloy; two sister, Mrs. Bessie FAYLOR and Mrs. Carrie ROSS of Phoenix, four grandsons and two great-grandsons.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, Arizona
July 7, 1947
Heart Attack claims Well Known Resident
In the beautiful Wickenburg Cemetery, among the purple hills he loved so well, the body of ELLISON MILTON (TEX) GOODSON was laid to rest Tuesday afternoon. An American Legion firing squad fired a volley over the grave and Bobby PATTON sounded the sweet, clear notes of Taps on his bugle. Mr. Goodson’s death occurred at 5:15 a.m. February 1, at his home, 225 South Washington Street, following a heart attack which he suffered on January 20. A resident of Wickenburg for the past two years, Mr. Goodson had made many friends here during that time. He had appeared in such robust health up until suffering the heart attack that the news of his death came as a distinct shock to his friend and acquaintances.
Native of Texas
Mr. Goodson was born in Texas on December 12, 1884, and came to Arizona some 45 years ago, locating in Phoenix where he was engaged in construction work. He helped build many of the canals which today irrigate the Salt River Valley. Upon the outbreak of World War I he enlisted in the 26th Engineers, an organization which later became one of the best known units in the American Expeditionary Forces fighting in France. Returning to Arizona after the war, Mr. Goodson located for awhile in Prescott, also doing construction work. He later bought a ranch near Chandler where he lived for 16 years before selling out and moving to Wickenburg two years ago. In 1927 he was married to Kathryn FAIR of Florence. She is the only close survivor.
Funeral Tuesday
Rev. Charles A. SUBER of the first Presbyterian Church preached the funeral sermon at the services Tuesday afternoon in the Wickenburg Chapel with Alvin Rees, Chaplain of Kellis-Draper Post of the American Legion giving the impressive Legion funeral service the post was also represented by commander Harold NERVICK, Bob LIVENGOOD, Jim CANTREL, George MIMS, Bernard BRADY, Norman BENNET, Dick WALES and Jack HARRIS. Pallbearers were Al BARNES, Russell STONE, L. R. WESTALL, Everett BOWMAN, George POTTS and B. GOBBLE. Mr. Goodson’s cousin, E. H. McILVAIN and Mrs. McIlvain of Prescott, had been called to Wickenburg when Mr. Goodson’s condition became grave and were here at the time of his death.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
July 27, 1956
Goodwin Brothers Are Laid To Rest At Walnut Grove
Funeral services were conducted last Friday afternoon at Walnut Grove Cemetery for FRANK and JOHN GOODWIN, brothers who were found dead in a mine shaft July 17. Rev. Alvin BOOHER of Phoenix, former Assembly of God pastor in Wickenburg, officiated. The brothers, who ranched some 16 miles from Wickenburg, had been pumping water from the shaft when they were overcome by carbon monoxide. Frank was born January 18, 1885, at Pleasant Valley. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Norma PURSER of Phoenix and Mrs. Aurelia Mary NURME of Wickenburg; a son, Alvin P. of New York; and two sisters, Mrs. Grace SHEW and Mrs. Gadie BROWN of Albuquerque, N. M. John, born at Walnut Grove on April 7, 1888, is survived by the wife, Florence May; a daughter, Miss Florence Alene GOODWIN of Phoenix; and two sisters. Several friends from the Wickenburg area attended the services.

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The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
Mar 19, 1997
EUGENE B. GOULET of Mobile Gardens in Wittmann died March 14 in Mobile Gardens. He was 74. Mr. Goulet was born Dec. 22, 1922 in Minneapolis, Minn. He had lived in Arizona for the past 32 years, coming from California. Mr. Goulet retired as an Executive Chef, having worked for the Ramada Inn and Holiday Inn. While living in Tucson, he catered to movie companies while on location at Old Tucson and other desert locations. Mrs. Goulet was instrumental in organizing a Chefs Organization in Culinary Arts in the Phoenix area which recognizes top chefs in the area. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Ruth, of Mobile Gardens; sons and daughters-in-law Bruce and Sherrl of Phoenix, Ron and Catherine of Snowflake, and Larry and Debra Goulet of Phoenix, and Mark Goulet of Prescott; daughter and son-in-law Ruthann and Don Kirkpatrick of Louisville, Ky.; brother Wallace Goulet of Minneapolis; sisters Leona Belisle of Balsam Lake, Wisc., Idell Grahamm of Grants Pass, Ore., and Emme Kerr of Minneapolis; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, March 19) at Redeemer Lutheran Church. Pastor Ed Wessling will officiate. Contributions may be made in Mr. Goulet's name to In-Home Health Hospice, 4600 S. Mill Ave., Suite 170, Tempe AZ 85282 or to the Memorial Window for the Redeemer Lutheran Church Sanctuary, 450 Rose Lane, Wickenburg AZ 85390. Frey Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Wickenburg handled all the arrangements.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
March 19, 1997
EUGENE B. GOULET of Mobile Gardens in Wittmann, died March 14 in Mobile Gardens. He was 74. Mr. Goulet was born Dec. 22, 1922 in Minneapolis, Minn. He had lived in Arizona for the past 32 years, corning from California. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Ruth, of Mobile Gardens; sons and daughters-in-law Bruce and Sherri of Phoenix, Ron and Catherine of Snowflake, and Larry and Debra Goulet of Phoenix, and Mark Goulet of Prescott; daughter and son-in-law Ruthann and Don Kirkpatrick of Louisville, Ky.; brother Wallace Goulet of Minneapolis; sisters Leona Belisle of Balsam Lake, Wisc., Idell Grahamm of Grants Pass, Ore. and Emme Kerr of Minneapolis; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Redeemer Lutheran Church. Pastor Ed Wessling will officiate.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, Arizona
December 13, 1946
Well Known Resident died Saturday at 90
JOHN GRACE--“Uncle John” to many of his friends here; “Johnny" when he was a smelter boy at the United-Verde copper mine near Jerome in the 90’s and "Mr. GRACE" when he rose to become assistant superintendent of the company’s Iron King smelter, passed away Saturday morning at the residence on Frontier Street. “Uncle John” had hoped to live to be 100 years old. He missed that mark by 10 years, On March 1 of this year he was 90. His death was due to the infirmities of old age. He had been ailing over the past year or more.
Born in Bedford county, Pennsylvania, Mr. Grace left home as a 16-year-old boy to seek his fortune in the west. He saw a lot of the west before his arrival in Jerome in 1932 where he found employment as a smelter boy at the furnaces of the United-Verde. He made good from the start, showed the officials he was a natural born leader and worker, and soon was holding the responsible position of assistant superintendant and master mechanic at the iron King smelter.
In 1917 Mr. Grace came to the Wickenburg area. After he left the mines he operated a goat ranch in the Verde Valley and pursued that occupation here owning at one time two goat ranches east of town. He also began acquiring Wickenburg real estate property and at the time of his death owned the Hassayampa Hotel building, the vacant lot next door, the small building housing the Wickenburg branch of the Phoenix Laundry and the vacant lot between that structure and Brayton’s. Not long ago he sold the building and vacant corner lot on Frontier Street at Second NW, to the American Legion.
Mr. Grace never married. The survivors are a half-brother, Calvin GRACE, of Lemoyne, Penna. Four nieces, Mrs. Ana DAVIS of Pittsburgh; Mrs. Carl OAKS, Mrs. Mary HAMM and Mrs. Etta GORDON, all of Riddlesburg, Penn., and four nephews, Daniel BANKS of Riddlesburg; Penn.; John BANKS of Warren, Ohio; Jacob BANKS of Pittsburgh and Robert BANKS of Chambersburg, Penna. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Wickenburg Chapel, conducted by Rev. C.A. SURBER of the Community Presbyterian church and burial was to the Wickenburg Cemetery

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
May 19, 2004, B7
DAVID GEORGE GRANT, "Spotted Eagle Elk," died on May 1st, after a nine-month challenge with liver cancer. A traditional Lakota funeral was held for him on May 7th and 8th; Manley LittleBrave, Lakota, was the Roadman, Beth LittleBrave was the Cedar Woman, Patrick Gordon, Navajo, was the Drummer, Michael Parsons was the Firekeeper, Colleen DeRango was the Sponsor, and Elder, Marjery Pease was the historian. Some close friends and family members were in attendance. Pall bearers were Alan Parker, Michael Parsons, Manley LittleBrave, Patrick Gordon, and Sean Darcey Clarke. Honorary Pall bearer was Ben Grant. David is survived by his companion Colleen DeRango; his son Benjamin Grant; his grandchildren Sabrina and Alecia Grant; his adopted grand-daughter Leah Harris-Deignan; his step daughter, Darcy Falbie; his sisters: Denise Hughes, Phyllis Grant, Anna Shanks, Mary Freeman, and Josephine Renkin; and, his brother Benjamin Grant.
DAVID GRANT was born in Billings Montana, on Nov. 30, 1943 to Ben and Anna Baine Grant. His maternal heritage was of the Lakota, Sioux and Oneida tribes; his paternal heritage was of the Ojibwa tribe and a little Scottish decent. David's maternal great-grandmother was one of the first Native American women to become a medical doctor. His maternal grandmother was a teacher and his maternal grandfather was a gifted professional musician who often would dress up like Santa Clause for the schools at Christmas time and "blow" his disguise by breaking into traditional Native dance. David's maternal great, great, grandfather was the honorable "Sitting Bull" of the Hunkpapa band. David's mother became a registered nurse and married his father who was a truck driver by trade. After having eight children, his parents separated and Anna Grant raised her eight children virtually alone. As an adolescent, David was raised as a Catholic; it was his mother's faith that led them through many difficulties, as she was then a single parent. David was quite rambunctious as a child and did not enjoy school; he was often seen sitting in the classroom staring out the window daydreaming. At home he was known as the prankster. David found himself in much trouble growing up and ended up spending time at "Home on the Range" a boys home for "problem children." While still young, David faced more harsh consequences, which he openly talks about. However, within prison walls, there was the blessing of discovering his cultural/spiritual heritage through sponsors like Ben Pease, and Philip Lane, Sr. plus fellow inmates who were elders from various tribes. Once free, David pursued the "Red Road" with fervor. He married his first wife Rhonda, and had his son Benjamin and stepdaughter Darcy.
Appreciative about previously learning the goal-setting principles of Lou Tice, David became a dynamic speaker nationally; he then integrated Native American values and began a tour throughout the Indian Nation to help his fellow tribesmen. Unfortunately, David then battled with chemical dependency off and on which lead him into a divorce. With determination, he found himself at the doorstep of a Teepee where a Native American Church meeting was being held. Following that meeting he maintained his sobriety for the rest of his life; this combined with a "born-again" Jesus Christ experience lead him on the path of becoming ordained as a Cross-fire Native American Church minister in 1999. It is his role as a ceremonial leader that people most remember David. In ceremony one would often hear him talk of how he wasn't different than anyone else, and the reason he received so much spiritual help was because "I was so pitiful." This often motivated people caught in the deepest of despair to forgive, make amends and step forward in a good way with their lives. David had a gentle, but powerful way of letting people know how much Creator valued and loved them regardless of their past..."look at me."
David's love of traditional Indian ways lead him to teach school children, boy scouts, and even large gatherings of people about the Sacredness of Earth Mother, the Medicine Wheel, and the value and importance of prayer. In the mid-nineties David's life came a full circle, as he was employed by the Washington State Department of Corrections, where he served in six different facilities as the Native American Chaplain for incarcerated Native men. He again taught the men about their traditional heritage and values by singing, drumming, and praying with them, coordinating, leading and participating in Sacred Sweat Lodge ceremonies, Pow Wows, and Talking Circles, often bringing in Elders from various tribes. He also was a Spiritual Warrior, steadfast in insuring the Religious Freedom Act was being honored. It was here that he met his companion Colleen DeRango, who worked at the prison as a mental health therapist. They spent the last few years of his life together in Yarnell, Arizona, where he further developed his skills as an artist of feather, Ceremonial Staff, and painting works, while leading ceremonies locally, and attending others on the Navajo reservation.
David lived through the struggle of a cross-cultural lifestyle, yet somehow managed this delicate balance. One thing is certain, those who knew DAVID GRANT knew of his gentle strength, love of his family, and passion for his cultural/spiritual heritage. His humble nature, ability to listen in the most difficult of situations, speak up for what needed to be said, compassionate heart, warrior determination, and of course his continuous underlying current of "Indian Humor" made him easy to love and respect. As Glori Beattie shared following David's dedication of The Mellody House: "When he looked into your eyes, you had the feeling he could see into your soul and know what was there." One only has to picture his unique broad, bright smile, solid steady eyes, and 6' 4" frame, either riding on a Harley with Colleen, jogging up the mountain-side, laughing with his family, or, holding a rattle and a staff...singing his traditional prayers and one can't help but feel a deep sense of connection, peace, and gratitude. He will be missed by many people beyond his family members, including multiple tribes, populations of all socioeconomic status, age groups, and institutions; most certainly, he is proof to all of us, that with a solid relationship with one's Creator, anything is possible.
Should friends/relations desire, memorial contributions may be made to: The American Indian Relief Council, P.O. Box 6200, Rapid City, S.D., 57709. These donations will support programs that will assist the Lakota Sioux with winter fuel and other necessities.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, Arizona
September 11, 1996
CLIFFORD CHARLES GRAY of Wickenburg died Sept. 4 at his home. He was 88. Mr. Gray was born Nov. 29, 1907 in Santa Ana, Calif. He was a longtime resident of Arizona, living here for 86 years. Mr. Gray was a retired cattle rancher. He and his wife were married Nov. 26, 1931 and would have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary this year. Survivors include his wife Ora K. GRAY of Wickenburg; daughter Kathy CARLSON of Elko, Nevada; sons Robert of Winslow, Charlie of Ely, Nevada, Dick of Kings Mountain, N.C., and Joe of Prescott; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 at Brown's Wickenburg Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Bill TAYLOR officiating. Visitation was held after the funeral service. Internment was conducted at the Wickenburg Municipal Cemetery. All services were arranged by Brown's Wickenburg Funeral Home, Inc.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
August 1, 2001 p. A14
GLEN V. GRAY of Wickenburg died July 25 in Sun City. He was 76. Mr. Gray was born Sept. 15, 1924 in Prague, Okla. He had lived in Arizona for the past six years. Survivors include his wife, CARRIE GRAY; daughter, Barbara; three grandchildren; and one great grandchild. Services have been held.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
April 20, 1962
Rites Pending for JOHN GRAY
JOHN GRAY, whose wife died here just last March 30, died in Community Hospital at 6:20 p. m. Wednesday. Funeral services had not been arranged when The SUN went to press. Mr. Gray, who was born in Indiana January 4, 1889, came to Arizona 11 years ago from Oregon. He lived in Yarnell 4 years, operated a service station in Aguila 4 years and came here 3 years ago. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Fred GARDNER of Medford, Oregon, three sisters and two brothers in Indiana and Missouri; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, Arizona
April 6, 1962
Funeral for Mrs. MAUDE GRAY was held Tuesday
Funeral services for MRS. MAUDE GRAY were held in the Wickenburg Chapel at 3 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Dean McMann officiating. Burial was in the Wickenburg Cemetery. Mrs. Gray died at 11:20 p.m. Friday of last week in Community Hospital following a heart attack. Born in Roseburg, Oregon, May 24, 1889. Mrs. Gray came here with her husband 11 years ago. They lived near Charles Steak House on the Phoenix highway. Surviving are the husband, John; one daughter, Mrs. Fred H. GARDNER of Medford, Oregon; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
July 11, 2001 A16
ORA K. WALKER GRAY passed away July 6. She was 88. Ora was born April 4, 1913 in Klondyke, Ariz. to A.G. and Jesse WOOTAN WALKER, with brothers Ira and Jerry, and sisters Thelma, Violet, Cassie and Irene. Ora was a graduate of Wickenburg High School. Being an Arizona native and her Walker heritage was a source of pride to her. Ora married CLIFFORD GRAY in November 1931 in Wickenburg and she moved to the Gray Ranch near Bagdad. The couple raised six children: Marvin, Robert, Charles, Dick, Kathy and Joe. Selling the ranch in 1962, the couple moved to Wickenburg and raised their oldest grandson, R.L. Ora had six children, 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and an open house to many others that still consider themselves part of the family. She was preceded in death by Clifford, her husband of 65 years; sons Marvin, Robert and Dick; a grandson, Rick; and two brothers and two sisters. Surviving Ora are sons Charles and wife Janet, Joe and wife Ruth, daughter Kathy and husband Denny, and sisters Cassie and Irene. Ora will be extremely missed by family, friends, and the Wickenburg Church of Christ. Visitation was Tuesday at the Wickenburg Funeral Home. Services will be today (Wednesday, July 11) at 10 a.m. at the Wickenburg Funeral Home. A short graveside service will follow at the Wickenburg Municipal Cemetery. Donations in ORA K. WALKER GRAY's name can be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation or to the Wickenburg Church of Christ, 395 S. Mariposa St., Wickenburg, Ariz. 85390. The Wickenburg Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
May 5, 2004, B9
THOMAS C. GRAY, a geologist and author, died at Wickenburg Hospital, Friday, April 23, 2004. He was born in Delaware, and was educated at the University of Delaware, where he studied geology and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1963. In 1961 he was trained in geological field methods under the auspices of the Yellowstone-Bighorn Research Association based in Red Lodge, Mont. In 1964 he was employed as a geologist by a consulting soil engineering firm in Los Angeles, Calif. He belonged to several U.S. and international geologic associations. He married Marilyn SMILEY on Jan. 19, 1996, and she survives. In 1967, the Grays moved to Colorado where he practiced geology in public and private capacities for 17 years. Among projects on which he worked were tunnels, a large dam, major highways, mine sites, railroads, and the geotechnical aspects of land use and planning. His work was associated with civil engineering and land use. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. In 1984 he returned to southern California, where he became chief geologist for a consulting engineering firm. Due to a spinal cord injury, he retired in 1991. He moved to Arizona and had researched and written on matters of professional and general interest. He has published two papers in professional journals. More recently, he became interested in one of his ancestors, Private Thomas Gray, and wrote a historical book, "At All Hazards: Private Gray's Civil War," about his service in the Union Army during the Civil War. Also surviving are two children, John Howard Gray, Scottsdale, and Julie Lynn Gray, Lakewood, Calif.; two brothers David B. Gray, Newark, Del., and Stephen Gray, Pueblo, Colo.; seven sisters Thelma Jezyk and Nancy Slutter, Landenberg, Pa., Violet Gaston, Mansfield, Ohio, Sharon Gray, Seattle, Wash., Norma Welch, Emma Gray, Georgiana McKay, all from Del.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
Mar 16, 1956, p. 1
HARRY F. GREEN, 73, Of Salome, Died Here Wednesday Afternoon
Funeral arrangements are pending for Harry F. Green of Salome who died at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday at Community Hospital here. His death was due to a heart attack, according to the attending physician. Mr. Green had been in the hospital for some six weeks, having been originally admitted late in January following an accident in which he broke his back. He was 73 years of age. Mr. Green had been a resident of Arizona for 41 years, living 17 of those years in Salome. He is survived by his wife, Ethel and a sister, Mildred GREEN, of Salome.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
Mar 23, 1956, p. 4
HARRY GREEN Rites Held Last Thursday
Funeral services for HARRY F. GREEN of Salome were held Thursday morning, March 15, at the Wickenburg Chapel with burial following in the Wickenburg Cemetery. Mr. Green died March 14 at Community Hospital here following a heart attack. He was 73 years of age and had been a resident of the Salome area or the past 17 years. Surviving are the widow, Ethel and a sister, Mildred GREEN, of Salome.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
March 16, 1962
Death Summons Woman Once Befriended by Many
In 1951 the people of Wickenburg donated generously to make life a bit easier for Mr. & Mrs. George Greer. Their plight was brought to public attention through The SUN by Deputy Sheriff Clyde HALL who found them living in a small shack on the desert west of town with very little food, no water, a few boxes for furniture and no heat. People donated furniture by the truck load. Others went out and repaired the shack. Great quantities of food were contributed. Wood was hauled to them for a wood burning stove which was also donated. Some people sent cash and Nick Gaunt, then manager of the Valley National Bank here, set up a special account for the Greers which was administered by Deputy Hall. When Mrs. Greer died, Deputy Hall bought Mrs. FLORENCE GREER a bus ticket to her native state of Oregon. But welfare officials there, Hall now recalls, sent her right back. Recently Mrs. Greer had been living in a cabin at the Cactus Ranch operated by Mr.& Mrs. Ben SMITH near Morristown. One day last week Mrs. Greer had a slight stroke. On Saturday, when Mrs. Smith hadn’t seen her for about 24 hours, she went to the cabin to investigate. There was no answer to her knocking and all doors were locked. Deputy Sheriff George Gugel was notified and went to investigate. He broke a window, entered the cabin and found Mrs. Greer face down on the floor and unconscious. An ambulance was called and she was rushed to Community Hospital. There Mrs. Greer died at 11 p. m. Sunday. Those who knew Mrs. Greer say she was 75 years old and that she had no known survivors. Wickenburg Chapel planned a simple funeral service on Thursday afternoon of this week with burial in the Wickenburg Cemetery.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, Arizona
March 23, 1962
Services Were Held Thursday for Mrs. Greer
Mrs. FLORENCE GREER, the woman who was befriended by a community 10 years ago in her time of need, was not forgotten at the time of her death. At 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon of last week the Rev. Dean McMANN, pastor of the St. Albans Episcopal Church, conducted simple but dignified funeral rites for her in the Wickenburg Chapel. Present were eight of the friends she had made while residing at the Cactus Ranch near Morristown. There was a nice coffin and there were flowers. Mrs. Greer died in Community Hospital March 11. It was in 1951 that Deputy Sheriff Clyde HALL found her and her husband in a shack on the desert west of town in need of food, clothing, fuel, and bedding and other necessities of life. The community responded in an appeal and made life worthwhile for the couple. Hall hauled water to them for more than a year. Mr. Greer died and Mrs. Greer had since lived alone on her welfare checks. More about Mrs. Greer in the Wickenburg Sun, March 16, 1962.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
July 3, 1959, p.1
Graveside Rites For Griffin Baby Were Last Week
Graveside services were conducted in Wickenburg Cemetery Thursday afternoon of last week for William Edward Griffin, Jr., 2-months-old-son of Mr. & Mrs. William E. GRIFFIN, Sr., of 381 North Jackson Street. The Rev. Robert Jenkins, pastor of the Baptist Church, officiated. The child died at the home June 23. The Griffins have two surviving children, Debbie, 3, and Dorothy, 1.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
August 28, 2008 p. 10A
VELVA MAXINE PIERCE GRIFFITH “BETTY” (84) was born Jan. 29, 1924 in Rowan County, Ky., the second daughter of Lillie Jane Ward PIERCE and Cyrus DEWEY PIERCE. Betty moved to New Castle, Indiana, at the age of 6 months and to Highland County, Ohio, at age 5. She attended Sugar Tree Ridge Elementary School and graduated from Mowrystown High School in 1941. Betty married Roland Quentin Griffith “Ted” on March 14, 1942 and lived in Dayton, Ohio, working at Wright Patterson Air Force Base during World War II. When Ted passed away in 1987, Betty moved to Phoenix to be near her daughters, later moving to Peoria. Betty passed away on Aug. 21. She is survived by her brother William Pierce of Dayton, Ohio; sisters Marie Bundte of Pine Island, Fla., and Phyllis Wisecup of Cincinnati, Ohio; her children Deanna Jean Wallace of Mango, Fla., Carol Wallace (Mike) of Wickenburg, Barbara Ferullo (Ralph) of Aurora, Colo., and Michael Griffith (Jocelyn) of Rock Hills, S.C.; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by sister Alma HARVEY, brothers Dewey Jr., Darius, Joseph, Grand daughter Michelle GRIFFITH and her husband Ted. Betty was a musician and artist. She loved to play the piano and keyboard. She entertained at Desert Sky Senior Center in Phoenix with her keyboard before moving to Peoria. She was an artist whose paintings won blue ribbons, as well as a quilter, and seamstress. She also created beautiful crochet and knitting. Services will be at the Baptist Church in Hillsboro, Ohio, with interment at Sugar Tree Ridge Cemetery alongside her beloved Ted.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
June 22, 1956, p. 1
Military funeral services were held at the Garcia Cemetery at 6 o'clock Monday evening for JOSEPH GRIJALVA, life-long resident of Wickenburg who passed away at his home last Friday night. His death was due to a heart attack. Mr. Grijalva was born in Prescott October 10, 1914, but was brought to Wickenburg at an early age. He formerly was employed by the town. During World War 11 he served for nearly four years in the 37th Infantry. Mr. GRIJALVA was a cousin of Coney OROSCO, superintendent of utilities for the town. He is survived by a brother, Louis of Los Angeles and four sisters, Mrs. Angle LAUTERIO, Mrs. Lily HERNANDEZ and Mrs. Amelia FERRA, all of Los Angeles and Mrs. Jaunita PARRA of Surprise, Arizona.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
Sept 10, 2008, p. A17
DEAN BARCLAY GROSS, age 37, passed away Sept. 1 Mesa, Ariz. Dean was born Oct. 10, 1970 in Sayre, Penn., raised in Anchorage and attended schools there, graduating from Service High School. He latter attended Northern Arizona University and also the University of Alaska. He relocated to Arizona, settling in Mesa, Ariz. Dean had a passion for outdoors, hunting, fishing and scuba diving. His family and friends will always remember Dean for his love and loyalty to others in their time of need. His sense of humor and quick wit make him quite a charmer. Over the course of the short life he lived he had jobs that took him from Alaska as a bear guard to the South Pacific. He had more life experiences than most people have in a life-time. His memory will live on in our hearts and minds forever. He is survived by his parents Uwe and Cliona Gross of Wickenburg, son and daughter Jackson and Madelynn Oxberger of Wickenburg, brother and sister-in-law Jarret and Kelly Gross of Newberg, Ore., sisters and brothers-in-law Deirdre and Ben Daily and Tanya and Peter Dickinson both of Soldotna, Alaska, and six nieces and nephews. Private family services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to an education fund for Dean’s children at JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. 800 W. Wickenburg Way, Wickenburg, AZ 85390 Arrangement are under the direction of Wickenburg Funeral Home & Crematory.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, Arizona
November 26, 1954
Funeral arrangements were pending Thursday for JOSE GUERRERO, age 65, a resident of Wickenburg for more than 28 years, who died at Community Hospital Tuesday night from burns received the night before when he fell on the heating stove at his trailer home behind Town Hall. Familiarly known to many as "Little Joe," Mr. Guerrero was noted for the quick smile with which he greeted friend and stranger alike, as well as for his reticence to talk about himself. From friends, we learn that he came to Wickenburg 28 years ago last New Year's eve from Williams, Ariz., with a group of Santa Fe right-of-way workers transferred here. His service with the railroad totaled 29 years. He is said to have a son Lorenzo, last reported living Calexico, Calif., and a sister.
Heard By Neighbor
"Little Joe” had been a patient in the Community Hospital and was discharged Monday noon. Around 9 o’clock that night a neighbor, E. C. Stewart, living at the Wickenburg Motel, heard screams and moans coming from Joe's home saw smoke and called Police Officer W. P. Clawson from the jail nearby. The two men had to break down the door to enter where they found Joe lying across the small gas heater, his clothing afire. The two men smothered the flames with a blanket and called the ambulance which took him to the hospital.

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The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
May 23, 2001, p. A3
HELENE M. GUNTHER of Wickenburg, died Feb. 26. Ms. Gunther was born in Richmond Hills, N.Y. She was a longtime resident of Arizona, working more than 15 years at the Castle Hot Springs Hotel before moving to Wickenburg. She was predeceased by Ray Schroeder, and was the sister of the late George and Milton Gunther; the aunt of John Gunther and his wife Meryl, Terry Mullin and George Gunther; and the grand-aunt of Kristina Mullin and the late Michelle Mullin. A memorial mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Wickenburg at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 2.

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