Obituaries

Gare Burt Reid, age 88, passed away peacefully Oct. 20, 2018. He was born Sept. 19, 1930 in Detroit, MI, the son of Gare Burt Sr. and Helen (Scott) Reid.

Suzanne Marie Malenfant, age 69, of Gladstone, passed away Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018 at UP. Health System - Marquette. She was born on Feb. 10,1949 in Gladstone, Michigan, the daughter of Delbert and Ethel (Rose) Nelson. Sue grew up in Gladstone and graduated from Gladstone High School with the class of 1967. Following graduation, she began her college career in 1967 at St. Francis School of Radiologic Technology in Escanaba and became a registered X-ray technologist. Sue moved and lived in Green Bay, Wisconsin for one year and worked at St. Mary's Hospital as a staff radiographer. She then returned to Gladstone and worked as a lab and X-ray technologist for Dr. Dehlin and later as an office nurse from 1970 until 1978. From 1978 until 1987, Sue was employed by OSF St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba as a staff radiographer and nuclear medicine technologist. While working, she also studied at Bay College and received an Associate of Arts degree in Health Education in 1984 before transferring to Northern Michigan University to study and receive a Bachelor of Science in Health Education Degree in 1987, graduating with honors. She began working for the Escanaba Area School System in 1987 as a science teacher. Sue furthered her education and received a Master of Arts in Biology Education Degree in 1992. In 2001, she received a Guidance and Counseling Degree from NMU. Sue retired from Escanaba High School as a guidance counselor in 2013.

Marjorie L. McQueen passed away Nov. 2, 2018, at her home in Green Valley. Her memorial service will be at Green Valley Baptist Church at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9.

Velma Stanzel, 99, of Amado, Arizona, passed away Oct. 29, 2018 in Tucson. She was born Oct. 25, 1919, and had resided in Green Valley, Tucson and Rocky River, Ohio.

Joan Betty Schild, age 92, of Green Valley, AZ passed away on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. She was born to the late William and Dorcas Harris. Joan arrived in the United States in 1947 from the United Kingdom with her husband. She was a veteran of the British Armed Services, having served during World War II.

Ruth E. Rust, age 83, of Janesville, WI, and formerly of the Green Valley, AZ area, passed away early Tuesday morning, Oct. 23, 2018 at the Huntington Memory Care in Janesville with her son by her side. She was born Oct. 7, 1935 in Leominster, MA, the daughter of the late Sumner E. & Ada P. (Arbo) Davidson. Ruth married Charles Rust on July 14, 1956 in Massachusetts. He preceded her in death in 2016.

U.S. District Attorney Philip Herrick and his wife Eleanor spent the early 1940s in Puerto Rico. After a German submarine was spotted nearby, American dependents were evacuated, so Christine Farish Herrick was born at Doctor's Hospital in Washington D.C., on Oct. 12, 1942. Returning to San Juan the next year, the Herricks employed a nanny who had a hard time pronouncing Christine’s name, calling her “Stina” instead. The name stuck, and Christine has been Stina ever since.

Frances passed away peacefully on Oct. 25, 2018 after a brief illness. She is survived by her husband, William; her four children: Linda Woodcock of Colton, NY; Carol Eustis of Wellesley, MA; David Eustis and his wife, Tamara of Waterloo, IL; and William Eustis of Greenville, S.C.; and 4 grandchildren: Nicholas Eustis, Claire Woodcock, Emma Eustis, and Susanna Eustis.

A memorial service for Norman Gene Harris will be held at Desert Hills Lutheran Church on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 at 11 a.m. Memorials may be made to the Music Ministry at Desert Hills Lutheran or Alzheimer's Association.

Judy Miller, 78, of Green Valley, Arizona, passed from this life on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, at Bee Hive Homes in Green Valley, Arizona.

Christopher “Chris” A. Johnson, age 57, former resident of Brainerd, MN, resident of Green Valley, AZ, passed away on Thursday, October 11, 2018 in Tucson, AZ.

Francis "Dan" Annese, 91, of Plainville, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on Sept. 23, 2018 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro. He was the loving husband of Rena (DeClemente) Annese for 71 years.

Luciejean Brendel, age 88, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, went home to the Lord on Oct. 10, 2018 in Green Valley, Arizona. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Richard W. Brendel Jr., and her brother Lt. Col. Walter G. Palmer. She is survived by her daughters, Linda (John), Virginia (Nick), Kathleen (Mark); 4 grandchildren, John (Vanessa), Justin, Andrew, Joelle; and one great-grandchild, Lucy.

Robert (Bob) Williams, 86, of St. Simons Island, Georgia, passed away quietly at his home on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. He was born on Sept. 12, 1932, in Los Angeles, California, son of the late Henry M. Williams and the late Loretta Bolin Williams.

George B. Search passed away Sept. 11, 2018 at the Tucson VA Medical Center from pulmonary complications due to Agent Orange. He was born in Jersey City, N.J. on March 27, 1936 and graduated from high school in Laurel, Maryland. He enlisted in the Marine Corps and proudly served 20 years and retired as a Captain.

Former Washington resident Roger Franklin Stubbs, 92, died Sept. 21, 2018 at his home in Green Valley, AZ with his wife Carolyn by his side.

Phillip Hunter Buchanan passed into the next realm Sept. 29, 2018. He was born in Watertown, N.Y., to Walter and Beatrice Buchanan on Aug. 15, 1943. He graduated from Morrisville High and received an AAS degree from Morrisville College, a BBA degree from the University of Miami and a master's in urban teaching from Syracuse University. He taught school in the Syracuse School System and then worked in the finance department of Onondaga Community College. His last job was project manager and financial officer for a joint project between the county and community college. The project, which he took great pride in, helped new welfare clients learn skills which enabled them to find jobs.

Greta Lou “Geege” Whitehead, 89, passed away on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. She was born in Flagler, Colorado on May 7, 1929 to Fred J. and Lucille W. Treffeisen. She attended Colorado State University where she met and married George Whitehead in 1949. They enjoyed 64 years of marriage.

Oma Ganzhorn passed away Sept. 28, 2018, at La Posada's nursing home in Green Valley, Arizona. She was 102 years old, and had led an active life until about six months ago.

Millie Goldberg died September 28, 2018 age 95. Born in New York City, she graduated Seward Park High School and Brooklyn College. Married to Saul Goldberg, she worked on the Manhattan Project during WWII. After the war she raised three sons; Phil, Larry and Bruce, then was a second grade school teacher for many years. They retired to Arizona and after Saul’s death she resided at La Posada for many years. She will be missed by her many friends and family who will remember her as a funny, smart, and worldly lady.

Eva Dorsey Kreisher, 97, of Green Valley, AZ, passed away peacefully on Sept. 17, 2018. Born May 23, 1921 in Girard, KS to Miles Ed Dorsey Sr. and May Dorsey, she outlived her brothers Barton Dorsey and Miles Ed Dorsey Jr., husband William Arnold Williamson, two of their children, Robin and Kris Williamson, and husband Franklin Earl Kreisher. She is survived by her children Andrew Williamson (Peggy), Jon Williamson, Eric Williamson, Jeff Williamson (Elizabeth), Betsy Dienes (Jim), and Barbara Williamson; grandchildren Julia Martin, Janette Branca, Brie, Ben, Alex, Molly, and Jenny Mayhew, niece Kelly Dorsey, nephews Kent (Jan) and Charles (Roberta).

Kyle passed away at home Sept. 24, 2018 after being diagnosed with cancer in July. Born in Torrance, CA, on June 18, 1958, he grew up in Lake Stevens, Wash. When he retired in 2015, he and his wife Pam moved to Green Valley to be closer to his Dad.

On Friday, Sept. 15, 2018, Wallace Richmond Mills, loving husband and father of four, passed away at the age of 93. He and his wife of 69 years, Carolyn Carlson Mills, resided in Green Valley, Arizona, where they had lived for the past 25 years.

Robert died on Sept.17, 2018 in Green Valley, AZ. He was born in Lancaster, Ohio to Edmund and Clara (Fox) on May 28,1928.

John Prescott Sturtz, a Green Valley resident for 20 years, passed away peacefully on Sept. 9, 2018 at the age of 85 with family members beside him. John attended Grinnell College, where he met his future wife, Bonnie Watters. He graduated from the University of Minnesota, where he also earned a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering. John worked for 35-plus years with the General Electric Co. as a nuclear engineer.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio on May 27, 1927. He was drafted into the U.S. Army during WWII. After military he attended the University of Cincinnati, transferred to the University of Arizona and received his bachelor degree at Miami University, Ohio in 1951.

Dylan Thomas the poet wrote of his dying father, “Do not go gentle into that dark night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” And so it was with Ray Smith who passed at last peacefully Sept. 18, 2018 at his home in Green Valley.

Kathleen Anne Wight Harlan-Heaney passed away peacefully in Tucson, Arizona on Sept. 13, 2018, at the age of 83 from complications due to advanced dementia. Kathy was born Aug. 8, 1935 in Washington, D.C. She was preceded in death by her parents, William K. Wight and Gladys A. Jackson Wight, her brother, Byron W. Wight, and her husband, Thomas A. Heaney.

Longtime resident of Santa Cruz County and Tubac, passed away Sept. 12, 2018 in his new home in Oro Valley after more than a year and a half fight with esophageal cancer.

Edward R. Roach, 93, a kind and loving husband and father, died peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in Green Valley, AZ. He was born in Osceola Mills, PA, to Edith ( Foreman) and William Roach on Dec. 27

Elizabeth F. Hummer, of Portland, ME, died unexpectedly in Rockport, ME on Thursday, Sept, 6, 2018, at age 92. Following her retirement, Betty relocated to Green Valley, AZ where she lived for over 30 years. While in Arizona, Betty was active with a hiking group, the AAUW, the Unitarian Universalist Church in Amado, volunteered at a local elementary school and at a program providing services to seniors in her community. For many decades she was a volunteer of the Tumacacori National Historical Park.

Charlene Harriet Rogers died peacefully under the care of hospice on Sept. 1, 2018 in Green Valley, Arizona. Charlene was born to Frank and Myrtle Green, in her parent's farmhouse in Claredon Township, Michigan on July 31, 1921. Charlene married Duane Rogers in 1946. Both Duane (1965) and son Jeffrey Rogers (2016) predeceased her.

Don Kershner was born in Denver, Colorado in 1929. He grew up on military bases, as his father was in the Army.

George William (Bill) Atkinson, 79, died at his home on Sept. 7, 2018. He was born in Claytonia, Pennsylvania to George W.(Doc) and Florence (Smith) Atkinson, attended schools around West Sunbury, Pennsylvania and graduated from Moniteau High School.

Elizabeth (Liz) Sharon Moore, 75, passed away in the early hours of Saturday morning, Aug. 25, 2018 where she resided in the Casas Adobes area of Tucson, AZ. Liz was born in Taft, CA to parents who introduced her to a life full of music and entertainment. Liz spent most of her life in both Northern and Southern California until moving to Arizona with her husband in 2004. Among Liz’s most notable gifts as a talented flutist and music arranger, her professional accomplishments included being a school teacher, music instructor, technical writer, and real estate agent.

Norman Gene Harris, age 83, of Green Valley, passed away peacefully with his wife at his side on Aug. 20, 2018.

Marlene J. Heene passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. She was 85 years young. Marlene had several health issues over the past year. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Richard E. Heene.

Mary Alice Burke Robinson, 90, formerly of Green Valley and Wellesley Island, New York, died on Monday, August 27, 2018, at her home at La Posada.

Virginia S. Timmons, longtime resident of Sahuarita, passed away peacefully at home Aug. 28, 2018, surrounded by her sons. A wife, mother and retired educator, she never stopped teaching or learning. Preceded in death by her husband, Harry C. Timmons, and her brothers William Swyers (Betty Holdeman), Elwood Swyers (Dorothy Mondale) and Donald Swyers (Carol Brunner). She is survived by her sons R. Todhunter Timmons (Carol-Ann Luttrell) and W. Trent Timmons (Richard Edgil), four grandchildren, Caitlyn, Rachel, Elizabeth, Ethan, and six cherished nieces and nephews and their spouses.

Bernice "Bernie" Chulumovich, age 82, lived passionately with determination and true spirit of generosity. Bernie passed away unexpectedly on August 30th, 2018, with her loving husband, Hank, at her side.

Jim Pickard of Bloomington, Minnesota, age 92, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on August 31, 2018. He was born December 5, 1925, son of Sam and Dorothea Pickard, and grew up in Neenah, Wisconsin.

Calvin “Cal” T. Friesz of Green Valley, AZ passed away on August 16, 2018. Cal was born in Dalton, MO on September 4, 1925 to Theodore R. and Minnie (Berger) Friesz.

On Sat. July 28 at 6:35 p.m. Brian got in his semi and headed out on his last run to parts unknown. He was born in Reading, Pennsylvania on July 2, 1963 along with his twin brother Bruce. They had just celebrated their 55th birthday.

On Thursday, August 30th, Deirdre Mary Howarth, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away at the age of 68 in Tucson, Arizona, after bravely battling cancer for four years.