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Sunday, November 30, 2008 ARIZONA DAILY STAR B7 FUNERAL NOTICES I BILLERMAN, Charles Tutin, 91, was born in Kentucky on August 6, 1917, and passed away on November, 17, 2008, following a short illness. Charles is survived by his his two sons, Charles Brent Billerman of Massachusetts and Mark Tutin Billerman of California. He was preceeded in death by his wife of 45 years, Angela (DeLaney); his sister, Margaret and his second wife, Jane (Emling). Charlie was born in Kentucky and lived all over the world as an executive with Trans World Airlines. After moving from Green Valley to Tucson he lived his last six years at the Forum Retirement Home.

He will be remembered as a great story teller by his many friends at the Forum. He will be interred privately at Green Valley Cemetery. To express condolences visit the guestbook at www.Legacv.comTucsooobituarfes.asp i Katherine H. Smith Kathy passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 17, 2008, at the assisted living facility where she had resided for several years. Katherine was born on February 26, 1916, to Ethel and John Wiley in Nora Springs, IA.

She is preceded in death by her brothers, Paul and Earl; grandchild, Bonnie and her loving husband of 58 years, Dexter. Katherine is survived by her sons, Wiley (Kansas City, MO) and Bradley (Tucson, AZ); five grandchildren, Sherry, Bradley, Blaine, Stephanie and Shannon and three great-grandchildren, Jeremy, Julian, and Alenna. Katherine was a loving and caring person who was devoted to the happiness of those who knew her. She was always quick to the rescue for anyone in need. She will be missed by her family and all whose lives she touched but we rejoice in knowing that she is at peace.

A memorial service will be held Friday, December 12, at 10:30 a.m. at The Inn, Freedom Plaza assisted living facility, 13725 N. 93rd Peoria, AZ. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's 225 N. Michigan Fl 17.

Chicaqo. IL 60601-7633. To express condolences visit the guestbook at www.Legacv.comTucsooobituarfes.asp Edwin Gene Stephenson died at home on Friday, November 21, 2008. A man of quiet courage in the face of life's challenges, he was loved by all for his sense of humor, entertaining storytelling, wise council, and generous spirit. Three days before his death, Ed proudly celebrated the 21st anniversary of his sobriety and association with Alcoholics Anonymous among friends and family.

Ed was born April 30, 1933 in Dublin, Kentucky, son of the late Edgar Lee and Lillian May Stephenson and brother to Donald, David (deceased), Richard and Phillip. Ed is survived by his first wife, Carolyn Jenkins (nee Slagle) and their five children, Edwin Bruce, Connie Sue (and husband Michael Smith), Dana Gene (and wife Diane), Kevin David, and Carrie Lynn. Ed is also survived by his wife, Sandra; stepchildren, Lawrence, Stephanie and Erik; ten grandchildren, Aubrey, Mariah, William, Chelsea, Brandon, Tyler, Sydnee, Lexi, Laura and Katherine; and three greatgrandchildren, Brianna, Jasmine, and Aubrey. A memorial service will be held Monday, December 1, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. at BRING'S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E.

Broadway, followed by a gathering at Sunrise Chapel, 8421 E. Wrightstown Rd. Ed's cremains will be buried in the Stephenson family plot in Dublin, KY. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that friends of Ed do something generous and loving for someone else. To express condolences visit the guestbook at www.Legacv.comTucsooobituarfes.asp Samantha aka "Sam" Turby died November 22, 2008, at the Cottages of Green Valley in Henderson, NV at the age of 87.

Sam will be best remembered as the original maverick at Hughes Aircraft. She started as a secretary in 1958 and retired in 1981 as Manager of Human Resources making her the first female to achieve upper management level at Hughes. After leaving Hughes Sam started her own company STI -Samantha Turby Incorporated where Sam put industry professionals to work around the world. Sam had a passion for speed, as a young woman she paid her way through flight school by moonlighting as an aircraft mechanic. In her later years you would see Sam flying around Tucson in her fire red Jag.

As a founding member of Tucson's Women at the Top Club and a community leader she helped hundreds find meaningful employment. Sam is survived by her two sons, Bo Gritz and Mike Turby along with six grandchildren, Michael Gritz, Melody Gritz, Jim Gritz, Jay Gritz, Hiqhland Turbv and Hillary Turbv. To express condolences visit the guestbook at www.Legacv.comTucsooobituarfes.asp Kenneth Hill Paulin May 20, 1945 September 29, 2008 Beloved husband, friend and teacher. All who knew Ken are invited to celebrate his life Sunday, December 14, 2008, 1:00 3:00 p.m. at Palo Verde High School, 1302 S.

Avenida Vega, Tucson, AZ. Donations may be made to: Educational Enrichment Foundation or The Yosemite Fund, www.vosemitefund.orq. To express condolences visit the guestbook at www.Legacv.comTucsooobituarfes.asp Richard Schwartz devoted husband, son, brother and true friend, passed away November 27, 2008. Richard was active in the Rotary Club of Tucson, Adobe Bridge Center, President of Oracle Foothills Neighborhood Association, a member of Sabaar Shrine Temple and Marion McDanial Lodge. Richard was a person of substance and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Kitty; his mother, Diana Schwartz; sisters, Linda King and Renee Young; brother, D.J.; niece, Sara Zadoronzny of Tucson and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Monday, December 1, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. at EVERGREEN MORTUARY CHAPEL, 3015 North Oracle Road at Miracle Mile. In lieu of flowers, please remember Richard with a donation to the Tucson Communitv Food Bank. To express condolences visit the guestbook at www.Legacv.comTucsooobituarfes.asp Paul Skinner Dr.

Paul Skinner passed away Sunday November 2, 2008 at TMC Hospice. Dr. Skinner, Emeritus Professor of Family and Community Medicine, College of Medicine, served a lengthy and productive interdisciplinary career at the University of Arizona and continued his career under emeritus professorial status. His research and teaching interests over many years ranged from psychophysics and psycho-physiology, to electro-physiology and computer analysis of auditory sensory, neural, and cortical systems, and to cognitive and behavioral sciences. Dr.

Skinner's computer research led to numerous publications and to international recognition, which resulted in a fellowship to Cambridge University with the British Interdisciplinary Research Program. Dr. Skinner also served concurrently as Department Head of Speech and Hearing Sciences, during which time he became interested in hearing disorders and diseases, and related speech and hearing problems in Native Americans. This interest expanded to Native American psycho-socio-cultural aspects of disease and healing, which eventually led Skinner to a shift in his research interests to lifestyle, mind-body, and cognitive-behavioral disorders and diseases, and to his transfer to the College of Medicine. Dr.

Skinner served as a Professor of Family and Community Medicine in the College of Medicine for the past 20 years, where he developed research and training programs and major grants in health sciences. His emergent focus was on Lifestyle, Mind-Body and Behavioral Health, Consciousness and Spirituality, Healing, and Health, and thus Complementary Medicine and Self Healing. He offered numerous presentations, on-going courses, workshops and conferences; he was the author of numerous publications in refereed journals, and was author andor editor of several books. Currently, Dr. Skinner also had three books in progress: first, Heal Thy Self (publication in process) that focuses on self-empowerment, lifestyle, mind-body, and behavioral health, second, Spirituality Healing and Health, by Modern Day Mentors, (presentations of international conferences, directed by Skinner, edited by Skinner and Young) and third.

The Power of Choice, Humanitarian Crises: Prevention and Resolution. Dr. Skinner is survived by his wife, Valerie; daughter, Lisa and son-in-law, William Clifford. A memorial service for friends will be held Saturday, December 13, 2008, at 11:00 a.m., at the Skyline Country Club with Dr. David Wilkinson officiating.

Arrangements by ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES. Dodqe Chapel. To express condolences visit the guestbook at www.Legacv.comTucsooobituarfes.asp Bennie M. Gonzales Architect F.A.I.A. was born in Phoenix Arizona on June 11, 1924.

He passed away on November 20, 2008, after a long illness, in the loving arms of his wife of 22 years, Diane. He is survived by his wife, Diane Gonzales; a son, Barney Gonzales; a daughter, Bianca Borman and many loving family members, friends and colleagues. Bennie was 84 years old. He will be greatly missed. He touched many people during his lifetime and the many beautiful buildings he designed and paintings he painted are a lasting memory to his wonderful life.

After 35 years of running a professional practice in the PhoenixScottsdale area, winning many national awards and acting as a consultant to some of the largest Architectural firms in the world. He decided to move to Nogales, Arizona, where he spent many summers as a boy, visiting his grandmother and cousins. Bennie had worked on many products in Nogales early in his career, most notably, The Nogales Public Library. Since moving to Nogales, 20 years ago, he found it possible to practice architecture on a smaller scale, still designing homes in Arizona and projects in Mexico. His remarkable resume including such Valley structures as the Scottsdale Conference Center; The masterplan for The Boulders Hotel in Carefree, AZ; the "diamond in the box" National Bank adjacent to the Biltmore Fashion Park; the Ocotillo Branch Library; the Gloria Dei Church in Paradise Valley; the Saint Elizabeth Seaton Catholic Church and Community Center in Sun City; The Saint Pius the Church in Tucson and many beautiful homes.

His former Paradise Valley home, was featured in Life Magazine. He also designed a palace for King Kahalid of Saudi Arabia. In Prescott he designed the Yavapai Junior College. In California he designed the Palm Desert Civic Center; and in Mexico he designed The Los Sabalos Resort and Conference Center Hotel in Mazatlan. Bennie served in the US Coast Guard durinq World War II and burial will be in Phoenix, AZ, at the Veterans National Cemetery, as were his wishes.

A celebration of his life will be announced at a later date. To express condolences visit the guestbook at www.Legacv.comTUcsooobituarfes.asp HILLARY, Mary Gallegos, gently passed away on November 18, 2008, in Los Angeles. She was a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Born on a reservation in Sheridan, Wyoming, she lived in Loveland, CO as a child, and Los Angeles, CA as a young adult where she met her former husband, Frank M. Hillary.

She moved to South Tucson in 1956, where she was an active member of the Comite Yaqui de la Fe, fundraising for a new building for la Capilla de San Martin de Porres, and an advocate for voter registration among the Yaqui people. She returned to L.A. in 1968, where she worked for the Department of Children's Services in Los Angeles, retiring in June of 2008. Services to be held on Sunday, November 30, 2008, at la Capilla de San Martin de Porres on 39th and 10th Street in South Tucson. Viewing 5:00 p.m., Rosary at 7:00 p.m.

and an all night a vigil, followed by at 9:00 a.m. Mass and internment on Monday, December 1. 2008, at Monte Calvario. To express condolences visit the guestbook at www.Legacv.comTucsooobituarfes.asp Kathryn Gail McCormick 56, also known as "Ms. Kate" died on November 27, 2008, at 5:30 p.m.

A widow of Michael McCormick, she is survived by sons, James Ferguson and Travis McCormick; mother, Gearldine Holt; sisters, Deanna Wilson, Velma McAlister and Rinda Dye and brothers, Joe and Robert Ferguson. She battled cancer for four years and endured extra treatments for the benefit of future cancer patients. She passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family. A memorial service will be held Thursday, December 4, 2008, at 4:00 p.m. at Our Lady of the Desert Church, 7701 W.

Picture Rocks Rd. To express condolences visit the guestbook at www.igacy.coinTUcsQTiabituarfes.asp Imseh'Iii unlike tuesl Hook on pape Lio 1o Ins'fiKij ials k' Jfi'i iuui jjS1 Mary Anne van Dyk born February 7, 1930, Evanston, IL. Passed away November 24, 2008, at La Rosa Nursing Home, Tucson, AZ. Mary Anne grew up in Evanston, IL and Indianapolis, IN where she attended Tudor School for Girls, then graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in Psychology, she was married to Henry Hart Mayhew of Tucson, AZ for 15 years. She continued her life in the Tucson area retiring from the UofA library after receiving her Masters Degree in Library Science from Indiana Univ.

Mary Anne is preceded in death by her second husband, Edgar J. van Dyk of Tubac, her sister, Gene S. Alig of Indiana and brother, Ralph Scheidenhelm of Florida. She is survived by her children from her first marriage, daughter, Anne (Harold) Foster and son, Douglas (Dianne) Mayhew all of Tucson. A private memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 6, 2008 at GREEN VALLEY MORTUARY.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary Anne's name to the Tucson Communitv Food Bank. To express condolences visit the guestbook at www.Legacy.comTiicsonoDituai'ies.asp IN MEMOR1AM In Loving Memory of My Beloved Husband, Father, and Grandfather Alfredo S. Camacho 1917 2000 You will always be in our thoughts and in our hearts. May you rest in peace. Your wife, Virginia; daughter, Barbara and grandsons, Rene Camacho, Steven, Santiago and Damian Benton.

In Loving Memory of My Beloved Son Leo R. Camacho 1937 -1994 You will always be in our thoughts and in our hearts. May you rest in peace. Mom; sister, Barbara; son, Rene Camacho and nephews, Steven, Santiago and Damian Benton. Frank Charles Ramos March 29, 1933 November 30, 2007 Dad, It's been a year since you left this world and we miss you dearly, but you shall live on forever in our memories and in our hearts.

(A memorial service will be held in Dad's honor on Sunday, November 30, 2008, at 6:00 p.m., at Santa Cruz Church) Love, Mom, Frankie Mario To express condolences visit the guestbook at www.Legacy,cortVTiic$oivoDituaries.asp DEATH NOTICES CENTENO, Graciela, 66, November 27, 2008. HUDGEL'S SWAN FUNERAL HOME, Family owned operated. CUNDIFF, Helen, 85, November 27, 2008. HUDGEL'S SWAN FUNERAL HOME, Cremation Specialists. DENNISON, Roger, 49, November 27, 2008.

HUDGEL'S SWAN HOME, Family owned operated. JACKSON, John, 70, November 21, 2008. HUDGEL'S SWAN FUNERAL HOME, Family owned operated. LINZIE, Rosaline, 54, November 22, 2008. HUDGEL'S SWAN FUNERAL HOME, Cremation Specialists.

MCGHEE, Betty, 90, November 24, 2008. HUDGEL'S SWAN FUNERAL HOME, Family owned operated. RAMEY, Margie 84, November 23, 2008. HUDGEL'S SWAN FUNERAL HOME, Cremation Specialists. RILEY, Renee, 33, November 23, 2008.

HUDGEL'S SWAN FUNERAL HOME, Family owned operated. SHERRY, George, 81, November 24, 2008. HUDGEL'S SWAN FUNERAL HOME, Family owned operated. SIMMONS, Iris, 54, November 21, 2008. HUDGEL'S SWAN FUNERAL HOME, Cremation Specialists.

STEVENS, Mary 68, November 26, 2008. HUDGEL'S SWAN FUNERAL HOME, Cremation Specialists. URIAS, Gilbert, 82, November 23, 2008. HUDGEL'S SWAN FUNERAL HOME, Family owned operated. Sometimes flowers can say what words Inglis Florists Serving Tucson Since 1940 622-4641 VTeleflora Victor D.

Frizzed, Jr. 83, of Oro Valley, Arizona, passed away on November 17, 2008. Vic was born in Owensboro, Kentucky, on February 20, 1925. He served in the U.S. Navy during WW II as a fireman on the USS Rombach, Destroyer Escort.

He attended the University of Kentucky at Lexington on the Gl Bill where he met his wife, Lois. They were married in 1951, and settled in Cincinnati where their children were born. In 1964, the family relocated to Tucson and Vic began serving the community as a CPA. He was made a partner in the firm which was eventually renamed Frizzell, Senkerik Co. Vic was a Porsche enthusiast and avid golfer at Oro Valley Country Club where he and Lois were members for more than 40 years and he served a term as President during the 1980s.

Vic is survived by his son, Dan Frizzell and his wife, Susan; two grandsons, Drew Frizzell and Clay Frizzell; daughter, Lisa Frizzell and sister, Barbara Payne of Owensboro, Kentucky. Vic's wife of 57 years, Lois, predeceased him by just five short weeks, and his family is comforted by the knowledge that they are together again and watching over us all. Memorial Services are planned for Tuesday, December 2, 2008, 11:00 a.m., at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in the Chapel, located at 7650 N. Paseo del Norte on the corner of Paseo del Norte and Chapala Drive.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Vic's memory to the American Diabetes Association at: P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, Virginia, 22312 or http:www.diabetes.orq To express condolences visit the guestbook at www.Legacv.comTUcsonobituaries.asp Elwin W. Goble 86, passed away November 24, 2008, in Wilfcox, AZ. Born in Michigan, Elwin moved his family to Tucson in 1961 and became the first employee hired by the newly constructed St. Joseph's Hospital as a steam plant operator.

After retiring in 1984, he spent his time farming, bee-keeping and square dancing in Willcox. Elwin leaves behind Delight, his wife of 65 years. Blessed with seven children, Sue, Larry, Cherri, Randy, Rob, Candy and Deanna and 16 grandchildren, Terri, Suzie, Joseph, Wendy, Chad, Betsie, Warren, Bonnie, Jennifer, Misty, Jeremy, William, Kate, Danny, Joshua and Morgan and two greatgrandchildren, Carlos and Steve. A private memorial service to be held in the spring at the family ranch in Willcox. Final arrangements handled by Westlawn Chapel and Mortuary, Willcox, AZ.

To express condolences visit the guestbook at www.Legacv.comTitcsooobituarfes.asp Shirley J. Wagner Shirley Jean Wagner, 82, passed away peacefully November 16, 2008. Shirley was born November 27, 1925 in Galva, Iowa. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and aunt. Shirley was retired from A.

J. Bayless grocery stores after 20 years, a job she loved and where she made many friends. Shirley is survived by her loving companion of over 30 years Victor Fiscus; sister, Barbara (David) Frankenfield, Tucson; children, Pamela Heath (Steven deceased) of Tucson, Michael (Lina) Wagner Springfield, VA, Jeff (Karen) Wagner of Tucson, Barbara (Bruce) Subeck also of Tucson; grandchildren, Eric (Paige) Heath, Andrew (Lisa) Heath of Tucson, Michael Wagner Jr, Richard (Janet) Wagner and Katherine Wagner of Springfield, VA, Amy Wagner of Phoenix, Stacy (Jesse) Kibler and Benjamin Subeck all of Tucson; great grandchildren, Alanna, Brianna and Lilianna Heath, Jacob Heath, Tucson and Jeremy Wagner, Springfield, VA, Jacob Heath, Tucson and numerous nieces and nephews. Services for Shirley will be held December 4, 2008, Thursday at FUNERARIA DEL ANGEL SOUTH LAWN, 5401 S. Park at 11:00 a.m.

A celebration of Shirley's life will be held following services, location yet to be determined. Vr To express condolences visit the guestbook at wwwLegacvcoitiTUcsoitobituartes.asp xx 1 E-LJ' ii F1 tif 1 I 'i Arthur Richard Brady III July 17, 1950 November 24, 2008 Arthur has joined his sister, mother and father in Heaven. He will be greatly missed by his three beloved daughters, Stacey, Stephanie and Melissa. Also by his sisters, Karen Fawcett and Elizabeth Grimes; his nieces and nephews and his former wife, Linda. He retired as a Hazardous Materials Fire Captain from the Tucson Fire Department after 33 years of dedicated service.

Please join us for services on Saturday, December 6, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Frances of Cabrini Church, 3201 E. Presidio Tucson, AZ. Followed by procession for burial at Holy Hope Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: Last Alarm Foundation P.O. Box 18408, Tucson, AZ 85731 or Dad, you will always be in our hearts. Arrangements entrusted ANGEL VALLEY FUNERAL HOME. 327-6341.

To express condolences visit the guestbook at www.Legacv.comTucsooobituarfes.asp rate Marilyn (Jacobson) Brown Passed away November 23, 2008. Survived by husband, Glenn Brown; children, Kathy and Ted Kline, Eric and Mary Jacobson, Jeannie Homan and grandchildren, Brad, Megan, Lauren, Chase and Emilee; stepchildren, Cindy, Glenda, Peggy and Kevin and numerous stepgrand and greatgrandchildren and her Komen Family. Predeceased by husband, Roy "Buddy" Jacobson. Marilyn worked for the Southern Arizona Bank for many years and later became a Tupperware manager for 20 plus years, she most recently worked for Oracle Prince Family Practice. Marilyn was proud to be a ten year breast cancer survivor.

Please join the family for a Celebration of her Life on Sunday, December 7, 2008, at 1:00 p.m. at Randolph Golf Course Clubhouse, 600 South Alvernon Way. Bring pictures or memories of Marilyn to share. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests making donations to Marilyn's favorite charity, Susan G. Komen For the Cure, P.O.

Box 14877, Tucson, AZ 85732 to help find a cure and end breast cancer forever. Please siqn the online questbook. To express condolences visit the guestbook at www.Legacv.comTucsooobituarfes.asp Olga K. Davalos passed away on October 18, 2008. A memorial service will be held Friday, December 5, 2008 at 10:30 a.m.

at Northminster Presbyterian Church, 2450 E. Fort Lowell Rd. Tucson, AZ. 85719. To express condolences visit the guestbook at www.Legacv.comTucsooobituarfes.asp HIGHTOWER, Marjorie (Perch) Winslow, born April 29, 1908, in Royal Center, Indiana, passed away November 28, 2008, in Tucson, Arizona.

Preceded in death by her husband, Raleigh Hightower. Survived by her son, John Hightower (Renee); daughter, Donna Sue Mason (Rags Allen); six grandchildren and 11 greatgrandchildren and two great-great-granddaughters. Per her request no services are planned. Donations may be made to Odyssey Hospice, 1730 N. River Tucson, AZ 85718.

Arrangements entrusted to ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Avalon Chapel, 8090 N. Northern Oro Valley, AZ (742-7901). To express condolences visit the guestbook at www.Legacv.comTucsooobituarfes.asp DBiTUUUff HPlf DUE trim jTJlJ FITTT-jUfcl TiT1'. JY.

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