Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona (2024)

ARIZONA REPUBLIC VALLEY STATE OBITUARIES WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2001 B7 Duncan E. Parker, 42, of Phoenix AZ, passed away March 2, 2001. For more information please call 602-263- 7946. Arrangements made by Brown's Colonial Mortuary. Daniel T.

Pinkava, 46, passed away Jan 28, 2001. Memorial Mass 7pm, Wed, at St. Michaels Catholic Church, 1512 Pine Snohomish, WA. Arranged by Solie Funeral Home, Everett, WA. Memorial fund: Ehlers Danlos IV Research.

Checks can be made to University of Washington and sent to Kitty Spencer, PO box 1874, Granite Falls, WA 98252. Madeline Helen Poli, 87, of Phoenix Arizona, passed away Feb. 28, 2001. Memorial services 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 10th at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Ahwatukee.

Arrangements are by Greenwood Memory Lawn Mortuary, Phx. Mrs. Anita Gonzales Robles, age 76, of Phoenix, died March 4, 2001. Survivors include; Sons, Leonard and Frank. Daughters; Christine Chavez, Terry Huerta, Cecelia Robles and Bertha Robles.

One sister; Helen Fragoso, three brothers; Ralph, Raymond and William Gonzales. 23 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Wednesday, at Love International Church, N. 27th Ave Services Thursday at from the Church with the interment to follow at St. Francis -Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Universal Sunset et Funeral Chapel, 7007 S. Central Avenue. Frank B. Roman, born January 7, 01957 in Phoenix Arizona, passed away March 2, 2001. He was disabled from Motorola in 1993.

He is survived by: mother, Maria Roman; brother, Ruben; 5 sisters, Gloria, Ana, Christina, Esther and Rachel; godson, David; 10 nephews, 14 nieces, and many many friends. Visitation will be held Mortensen Kings Funeral Center, 2225 N. 16th Phx AZ on Thursday, March 8th from 5-8 p.m. Services with mass will be on Friday, March 9th, 10:00 a.m. at Holy Family Church, 6802 S.

24th Phx AZ. He will be laid to rest St. Francis Catholic Cemetery. Patricia Ann Ryan, 42, of Mesa AZ, passed away March 3, 2001 in Mesa. Mrs.

Ryan was born July 7, 1958 in Garden Grove, California. She was a Instructional Aide with Gilbert Schools. Survivors include husbandMike; daughters-Nicole Quintana Amy Ryan; sons-Shane Ryan Michael Ryan; parents-Joe Lois Betz, Al Bonnie Mercer; sister-Dede Betz; brother-Michael Betz; grandparents-Momona Jennings; 4 grandchildren. Services are March 8, Gateway Fellowship Church, 60 N. Recker, Gilbert.

Visitation will be 5-8pm, Melcher's Chapel of the Roses, 43 S. Stapley. Memorials to: American Cancer Society, PO Box 5377, Phoenix, AZ 85020-5377 Bernardino Saldores, 94, Phoenix Arizona, passed away Friday, March 2, 2001. Private family services will be held at a later date. Phoenix Memorial Morutary.

Robert Jay Stacy, 64, of Scottsdale Arizona, passed away March 4, 2001. 'Mr. Stacy was born December 17, 1936 in Minneapolis, MN. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, Past Post Commander Post for 2 years, Adjutant for Post 115, Service Officer Area Honor Guard Post 115.

Survivors include wife, Julie; daughters, Jennifer Stacy and Sara Stacy; mother, Virginia Stacy-Allanson of St. MN; sister, Joan Kumpula and husband nd Stan of Hackensack, MN. Memorial Services Friday, March 9, 2001 at 1:30 P.M., at Veterans Of Foreign Wars Post 3513, 7220 Wilshire Drive, Scottsdale, AZ. Frank Staszak, 84, of Phoenix AZ, passed away March 4, 2001. Services to be held out of state.

Best Funeral Services Chapel Norris Paul Stettler, 83, of Mesa Arizona, passed away March 4, 2001. Military Service: U.S. Army W.W. II. No services are planned.

Arrangements Bunker's Desert View Chapel. Thomas A. Sullenberger, 66, of Phoenix AZ, passed away March 2, 2001. Services will be held Friday, March 9th at at the National Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Phoenix.

Arrangements are under the direction of Brown's Colonial Mortuary of Phoenix. Yolanda Viola Sullivan, 80, years died March 5, 2001. Beloved wife of Harold Sullivan; mother to Janet (Jim) DeFine; Kathy (Doug) ItalianoAakhus; Lynne (Frank) Keller and Buddy. A loving grandma and G-G grandma to 19 children. She will rest in peace at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona.

Contributions to the Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower Phoenix, AZ 85014 Elaine J. Traylor, 78, Glendale AZ, died March 3, 2001. Services Thurs, March 8, 2001, 10AM, A. L.

Moore Grimshaw Bethany Chapel, 710 W. Bethany Home Road Rita Mary Tsosie, 67, passed away on Feb. 24, 2001 at Desert Heaven Nursing Home in Phx. She was born in Ganado, AZ, April 18, 1933. Survived by 4 daughters, Laverne Tsosie, Dorothy Tsosie, Carol Tellez, all of Phx, Nora Begaye, of Albuquerque NM; 6 sons, Jasper Tsosie of Sawmill Az; Timothy Tsosie of Phx; Benjamin Tsosie of Tuba City AZ; Ronald Kirk of Ganado AZ; Wilburn Tsosie of Rough Rock AZ; Willard Tsosie of Ganado AZ 34 grandchildren.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated at All Saints Catholic Church in Ganado on Feb. 27, 2001. Father Flann was the celebrant. Interment followed in Ganado Community Cemetery. Arranged by Strong-Thorne Mortuary, 1100 Coal Ave SE, Albuquerque NM 87106.

Mr. James H. (Harvey) Tucker, 83, of Sun City West Arizona, passed away March 5, 2001. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Services and burial will be in Bridgeport, WV. Arrangements handled by Camino Del Sol Funeral Chapel and Cremation Center, Sun City West, AZ. Arden Victor 36, of San Carlos Az, passed away March 3, 2001. Wake 4pm, Valeria Victor Residence, Gilson Carlos Az. Services 2pm, World Evangelist Revival Cntr, San Carlos Az.

Arrangements Lamont Mortuary of Globe. Leona Pearl Waggoner, 90, of Tempe, entered into rest March 2, 2001. Leona was born June 23, 1910 in Phoenix. Attended Moroe Elementary School, Phoenix Union High School, Phoenix College, and Arizona State Teachers College (now ASU), and graduated in 1931. She taught for one year at Lincoln School in Phoenix.

She married Charles Ilo Waggoner in 1932. She joined him in supporting and promoting education in the valley. They moved to Tempe in 1939 when her husband became Superintendent of Kyrene district. She was a substitute Teacher and also a Teacher's Aid at the Eighth Street School and at Ritter School. She has been a member of.

Tempe First United Methodist Church since 1939, a choir member, a Sunday School teacher, and a member of United Methodist Women. She was also a long-time member of Tempe Women's Club. Survivors include son, Richard Waggoner (Alberta) of San Diego; and daughter, Patricia Killip (Russel) of Phoenix; four grandchildren; five great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and many long-time friends. She has resided in Friendship Village of Tempe for the past 14, years. A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, March 10, 2001 at First United Methodist Church, 215 E.

University Tempe. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established at First United Methodist Church, 215 E. University Tempe, AZ 85281. Please designate "Waggoner Memorial" or Carr Tenney Mortuary handled arrangements. Jacob "Jack" Wannemacher, 70, of Scottsdale AZ, passed away February 27, 2001.

Jacob born January 26, 1931 in Bloomington, Ill. He was a member of the Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Airforce Korean Veteran. Survivors include his wife, Donna; 2 daughters, Cindy Jesperson Tami Grafke; 3 grandchildren; 2 brothers, Bill of De Peres, Missouri Marvin of Kettering, Ohio; sister, Donna Arrdell of Bloomington, Ill.

Services 11:00 A.M. March 10, 2001, Calvary Church of the Valley, 6107 N. Invorgordon Paradise Valley, AZ. Memorial contributions to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower, Phoenix, AZ.

Donald J. Warner, 83, Sun City AZ, died March 4, 2001. Services 9AM Thurs. at Menke Funeral Home, 12420 N. 103rd Ave.

Thomas Lee Weaver 42, of Casa Grande AZ, passed away March 3, 2001. Visitation Thur. March 8, 2001 6-8PM, Cole Maud Mortuary Chapel, 215 S. Washington. Services Fri.

March 9, 2001 11:00 AM Trinity S. Baptist Church 1100 E. Trinity Place Trekell Rd. Lawrence A. 'Larry' Webb, 53, of Phoenix, died on March 2, 2001.

He was born in Phoenix on April 18, 1947. He is survived by his mother, Margaret Speaker; wife, Denise Nasser Webb and step-daughters, Renee and Robyn Nasser. Visitation will be held from 11-1PM, Wednesday, March 7, 2001, Hansen Mortuary, 8314 N. 7th Phx Az 85020. Graveside service at 1:30 pm at Greenwood Memory Cemetery, 2300 W.

Van Buren, St, Phx Az. Keith Westbay, a age 23, passed away on March 3, 2001 in Tucson, Arizona. Mr. Westbay was born on April 18, 1977 in Germany. He graduated from Fresno Christian High School and was a USPA member, a member of the ZBT Fraternity as well as a Certified Jumpmaster at Skydive Phoenix.

He is survived by his parents, Pat Chuck Westbay, three sisters Alicia, Jessica and Angela; niece Sydney, grandparents Charlie Ford and Viola Burns, Leo and Shirley Coulson, and a great-grandmother Ruby Ford. He is also survived by a special friend Dedra Warwick. He was well loved by his family and friends, he will be missed. A rosary will be said at on Thursday, March 8th and a 10:00 a.m. mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 5614 W.

Orangewood Glendale, Arizona. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hanna's Boy Center, P.O. Box 100, Sonoma, CA 95476. Arrangements were. made by Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary.

Joe Wiley, 71, Phoenix, died March 2, 2001. Memorial services Webbers Eastlake Chapel, Wed. March 7, 2001 11AM, 1715 E. Jefferson, AZ James S. Wright, a 44-year resident of Phoenix passed away March 1, 2001.

Mr. Wright sold building materials for Arizona Sash Door until his retirement in the late eighties. He was born January 15, 1924 in Arab, Alabama to Grace Pool Wright Herbert William Wright. He is preceded in death by his son John William Wright and wife Bernadine A. Wright.

He is survived by his sister Selma Bodine; his daughters Patricia Handley Elizabeth Kell-Bucks; granddaughter Crysty and grandsons Jeff Curtis. Services will be private. Barbara Anne Zema, 56, of Phoenix AZ, passed away March 3, 2001. Visitation at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, 401 N. Hayden Scottsdale, AZ, March 7, 6-7pm.

Services at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, 401 N. Hayden Scottsdale, AZ 85257, March 7, 7pm. Agencies told to study effects on pronghorns orns Sonoran Out on the range where the pronghorn graze, military and other federal agencies might each get along fine with the endangered antelope, but it is their collective actions that could be causing harm. U.S. District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle ordered seven federal agencies to look at the cumulative impact of their activities on the pronghorn to determine whether their actions could be contributing to the demise of the animal.

It is estimated that there are about 100 Sonoran pronghorn in the entire country. They live on a stretch of land that covers parts of the Barry M. Goldwater Air Force Range, the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and some Bureau of Land Management grazing allotments. The pronghorn numbers are down from an estimated 140 in 2000 and 256 in 1992. Drought, the low survival rate of fawns and predators contribute to the low antelope numbers.

The 1.7 million-acre Goldwater Range in southwestern Arizona is critical to the military because it is used to train pilots in aerial warfare, military officials say. Defenders of Wildlife, a non-profit conservation organization, filed suit, claiming the federal agencies failed to comply with the Endangered Species Act and the National Environmental Policy Act. Those agencies are the Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Air Force, Marine Corps, Army National Guard, and the Border Patrol. Defenders said that the various military activities taking place in pronghorn habitat, grazing on BLM land and recreational activities in Cabeza Prieta and Organ Pipe contribute significantly to the threat of the pronghorn's extinction. Bill Snape, Defenders vice president for law, said the ruling will "prevent business as usual" among the agencies.

Bill Miller, a wildlife biologist for Luke Air Force Base, said the agencies will work with the Fish and Wildlife Service, which will analyze the cumulative impact of the agencies' activities on the species. Huvelle, a Washington, D.C., district judge, also ruled last month that the Fish and Wildlife Service's pronghorn recovery program lacked five factors needed to get the pronghorn off the endangered species list and time frames for increasing the herd to survivable levels. John Morgart, a biologist with the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, said that of 23 tasks listed to get the pronghorn off the endangered list, only five had time estimates attached to them. The others were listed as "ongoing." "In that case, the judge is right," Morgart said. "We are going to take a look at putting reasonable estimates on the time it will take us to accomplish that." Reach the reporter at david.madrid@arizona republic.com or (602) 444-6926.

MURDERER Awaits his fate tion Center, a Washington, a D.C.-based organization that opposes how the death penalty is applied. Sen. Andy Nichols, perennial sponsor of the Arizona bill regarding the mentally retarded, says it has been rejected before by those who argue that if a person is smart enough to kill, he or she should face execution. This year, however, the bill already got preliminary Senate approval and will be voted on again by the full Senate today. The Arizona Attorney General's Office supports the concept of not executing the mentally retarded, said Mike Haener, policy analyst.

It will work to get the bill amended, he said. But the state's top lawyers draw the line at offering the same exemption to the mentally ill, he said. "You can't fake mental retardation," he said. "Someone could be perfectly sane when they commit the crime, assist their counsel, serve part of their sentence and then 10 days before they are to be executed, they're incompetent." The Attorney General's Office also is strongly pushing for Maturana's execution, You're asking doctors to get someone well so you can kill them. Now that's something that should make us all proud.

Sue Gerard Sponsor of a bill that would stop executions of the mentally retarded which is being appealed at the Arizona Supreme Court. In 1999, after Maturana was diagnosed with schizophrenia, he was sent to the Arizona State Hospital to be rehabilitated. Months later, the Arizona attorney general said state hospital doctors were not aggressively treating Maturana or fulfilling their state duties. "We assume they will treat him. If he had a broken leg, they would fix it," said Pati Urias, Attorney General's Office spokeswoman.

The state agreed they couldn't force the state doctors, so they hired a Georgia doctor to treat Maturana. For $2,300, he evaluated Maturana and diagnosed him as mentally competent. "It was drive-by psychiatry," said Carla Ryan, Maturana's lawyer. Ryan said that Maturana was mentally ill before he and another man lured Glenn Estes to the Tucson desert and killed him. His previous lawyer didn't pursue that during his trial, she said.

At times, Maturana seems coherent, but most of the time he mumbles to himself, Ryan said. Doctors have detailed how he is convinced that he is a member of the "world police" or that he relates himself to numbers, saying he has a "107 working FBI 702." Nonetheless, with the new evaluation from the hired doctors, the state believes he is now competent to be executed. Maturana is now back at Florence, awaiting word from the courts and the Legislature. Online Read The Republic's special report, "A permanent crisis: the Valley's mental health online at mentalhealth.azcentral.com. COYOTES Arena possible in 2003 parking? Kaufman said the answers will be in an agreement between the Ellman Cos.

and the city. On Monday, the council voted, 4-3, to extend by six months the Los Arcos Stadium District, the mechanism that allows the city to use tax-exempt bonds for the project at McDowell and Scottsdale roads. Voting to extend the deadline were Mayor Mary Manross and council members Cynthia Lukas, David Ortega and Robert Pettycrew. Voting "no" were council members Ned O'Hearn, Tom Silverman and George Zraket. Grant Woods, former Arizona attorney general and a spokesman for Ellman, said deal could be reached in a month or two.

"We have to be able to do the numbers and see that it is an investment that makes sense not only to ourselves put to potential lenders," Woods said Tuesday. Tom Stanberry, a financial consultant for city, said he's optimistic the deal will succeed, but more will be known in 30 to 45 days. He said officials from the city and Ellman Cos. will begin 859 Cemetery Lots, Monuments Sves Desert Hills Memorial Park Scottsdale Garden Niche for 2 with Urns Must Cali Doug (480)607-1999 Green Love, Acres companion, Cemetery, eye level Scottsdale niche, at the Garden Af $1800. Owner moving, must sell.

Two lots in Memory Lane Memorial Park, section 8, block 3, 16, spaces location. Valued af $1295, sell for $1100 each. Burial Scottsdale. plots Plots are at side by Green side. Acres A or will sell both for $3,500 CASH Siblings critically hurt in accident By David Madrid The Arizona Republic From Page B1 From Page BI By Lisa Chiu The Arizona Republic An alcohol-related traffic collision at Val Vista Drive and Williams Field Road in Gilbert left a brother and sister in critical condition Tuesday.

Sadie Welsh, 17, and her 14-year-old brother, in a red Ford pickup truck at the four-way intersection heading north on Val Vista Drive at 4:45 p.m. Francisco Blanco, who was driving a white Ford Mustang, sped through a stop sign and collided with the truck around 4:45 p.m., police said. Blanco was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault, Gilbert police Sgt. Jim Lahti said. Officers said alcohol was a factor in the accident.

Jessie was ejected from the truck as the Mustang slammed underneath it, police said. The truck flipped upside down, crushing most of its cab. Firefighters used cutting tools to shear off doors to both cars to get Blanco and Sadie out of their vehicles. Sadie suffered severe head trauma, officials said. As of Tuesday night, she was in extremely critical condition at St.

Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center. Both of Jessie's legs were broken. Neither Blanco nor Victor Chavando, a passenger of the Mustang, suffered major injuries. Blanco is 32 and Chavando is 29, firefighters said. None of the motorists was wearing a seatbelt, Lahti said.

Firefighters are also trying to locate a bystander who left the scene after helping stabilize Sadie the truck door was removed. The bystander kept her airway open and cut her hair, which was caught. They want to thank him for his help. Reach the reporter at lisa.chiu@arizona republic.com or (602) 444-7972. Lawmakers combine sex, taxes The Arizona Republic Lawmakers who want to repeal Arizona's prohibitions negotiations shortly.

Demolition of the mall, which started last year, will resume by March 20, and that is good news for angry neighbors. "It just looks like Beirut," said Bruce Steele, a south Scottsdale resident. The mall, which Ellman owns, went dark in November 1999 following the exodus of two major tenants in the late 1990s. The Ellman Cos. anticipate it will take up to 20 weeks to clear the site and then an additional 20 months to finish the project, estimated to cost $540 million.

Kaufman said that in addition to a hockey stadium, the site could include restaurants, a movie theater, grocery store, homeimprovement shop and residences. Contrary to original plans, there will not be an aquarium or family ice rink. Kaufman declined to reveal any prospective tenants. "Tenants will not give you a serious look until you have Head-on crash kills The Arizona Republic Three people were killed a final project to talk about," he said. "It's a chickenthe egg process." Kaufman said the arena would cost approximately $150 million, but the project would not be successful unless there were surrounding retail stores.

That's because part of the project would be funded with sales taxes generated from businesses on site to repay the bonds. The Coyotes want their own arena in order to get lucrative revenue streams, such as corporate sponsorships, stadium naming rights and luxury boxes. The team plays at America West Arena in downtown Phoenix, where most of the revenues go to the Phoenix Suns. In addition, about a quarter of the seats at America West have an obstructed view and the Coyotes, which could lose $20 million this year, have to sell those at a discount. Reach the reporter at craig.harris@arizona republic.com or (602) 444-8995.

3 on Arizona 85 halfway between Buckeye and Gila Bend, Valenzuela said. He did not release the Tuesday night in a two-vehi- names or ages of the victims. cle head-on collision on Ari- Others suffered minor inzona 85, south of Buckeye. juries, but it was unclear how A third vehicle was side- many people were hurt and swiped either before or after how serious their injuries the collision, said Officer were. Alcohol may have been Frank Valenzuela, a spokes- a factor.

man with the Arizona Depart- In the past three months, at ment of Public Safety. least 10 people have been The accident occurred killed on Arizona 85 south of shortly after 9 p.m. about Buckeye in three collisions. against unmarried cohabitation, sodomy and adultery are trying a new approach, arguing the need for fairness in the state tax code. Federal tax law allows people to claim dependent deductions for people who are a part of their household even if they are not a family member.

The person claiming in the deduction must pay at least half of that year's support for the dependent. But the deduction is not available if the relationship violates any state laws, and Arizona is one of only 12 states that still has the socalled archaic sex laws on its books. Because unmarried cohabitation is a crime in Arizona, the tax deduction is not available to heterosexual couples where only one person works. Gay couples are not affected by the cohabitation law. Rep.

Steve May, R-Phoenix, said tax laws should treat everyone fairly. The state's sex laws have been used to discriminate against people and should be eliminated, he said. May is sponsoring a bill (HB 2016) that would do just that. The House Ways and Means Committee endorsed it on a 7-3 vote Tuesday, moving it to the Rules Committee before action by the full House. Rep.

Dean Cooley, R-Mesa, said the bill attempts to undercut marriages and "in effect endorses other lifestyles that, in my estimation, are not in the best interests of society.".

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