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Class of 1967:
Danny played the trumpet in Concert Band, Service Band, Orchestra, &
Dance band. He was a member of MHS Varsity Band during his sophomore,
junior & senior years. He resided in Arizona.
CLARENCE "Mike" MICHAEL BEAN
In 1963-64, Mike participated in track and on the Freshman "A"
basketball team. His sophomore year, he was in cross-country and track.
Mike last resided in Gilbert, Maricopa County, Arizona 85233.
DAVID MICHAEL BERLIS
Born: 11-19-1948 in California,
Died: 02-25-1996 in Shasta, California.
GARY EDWIN BILDNER
In 1964-65, Gary's sophomore year, he was on the JV football team
(wearing jersey #42) and the Varsity football team. He was a member of
the MHS Varsity marching band, playing the clarinet, during his
freshman, sophomore and junior years. During his junior and senior
years, Gary was in Concert Choir, Junior Achievement (serving as
President his senior year), and the Latin Club. The Latin Club was one
of the most active organizations on campus in 1966-67 and hosted the
Latin Institute and the State Saturnalia (an old Roman festival honoring
the Roman harvest god Saturn). The Latin Club State conventions were
held at ASU (1966-67) and UofA (1965-66), with workshops on Roman
Costume and an annual banquet where members dressed in the typical Roman
toga fashion. Gary last resided in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.
JERRY LEE BIONDI
Born: approx. 1949
Died: 05-11-2007, Friday, at 59 years of age, at his home in Phoenix,
Maricopa County, Arizona.
Jerry is a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War.
Service dates: approx. 1968 - 1970.
Jerry is survived by his loving wife Lisa Biondi. Beloved Father of
Angelina Biondi, Andrea Marquez, Jayson (Mary) Boyse (Jayson's Mother is
Janice Moore-Boyse, MHS; 1967), and Kenny Lopez. Cherished Grandfather
of Dylan Biondi, Howard Kunkle IV, Marissa Moreno, and Kylee Boyse.
Brother of John Biondi (now living in Camp Verde, Arizona). Son In-law
of Easy and Bobbie Aragon. Preceded in death by his Father (last resided
in Illinois), his Mother Dorothy W. Gustafson (07/16/1925 - 12/1995,
last resided in Sun Lakes, Arizona), and his sister
Katherine 'Kathy" (Biondi) Mock, MHS; 1971
(10/25/1953 - 10/1983). Jerry was a member of MHS student council all 4
years at MHS. Jerry was the owner and operator of
Country Clipper Barber
Shop, 52 South San Marcos Place, Chandler, Arizona; the oldest
Barber shop in Historic Downtown Chandler. In 2006, In the "Best Of"
section of the San Tan News, it was reported that Jerry had been in
business for 25 years, stating that his barber shop had been in the same
location since 1912, with only 4 owners (prior names were Floyd's
Barbershop and Ocotillo Barbershop). Jerry and his wife, Lisa, donated
to Catholic Charities Community Services, Spirit of Compassion. Jerry
organized and ran 4 annual Classic Car Shows in Chandler, Arizona, a
charity event with 100% donations supporting "My
Sisters Place," the East Valley's only domestic abuse home (a
violence shelter) for women. Visitation was on Friday 05/18/2007 at the
mortuary. Memorial Services were held on Saturday 05/19/2007 at Valley
of the Sun Mortuary Chapel, 10940 East Chandler Heights Road, Chandler,
Arizona. Memorial Contributions may be made in Jerry's memory to My
Sisters Place, P.O. Box 1869, Chandler, Arizona 85244, phone #
480-821-1024. Arrangements Entrusted to Valley of the Sun Mortuary
480-895-9232. Published in The Arizona Republic on 5/16-17/2007.
"Tom" DARRELL BUECHLER
Born: 12-07-1949, Hull, Sioux County, Iowa
Died: 10-07-1997, at 47 years of age, of Tempe, Maricopa County,
Thomas is a Vietnam Veteran of the U.S. Army.
Buried at: Swede Valley Cemetery, located south of Ogden on Hwy.169,
Boone County, Iowa 50212; the cemetery is beside the church.
Tom's family moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1957, and then to Tucson,
Arizona in 1971. Tom was a member of the Kings Club during his sophomore
and junior class years. His brother is Rodney "Rod" Kent Buechler, MHS;
1967, and his sisters are Kathleen "Kathi" (Buechler) Champlin, MHS:
1970, and Kimberly "Kim" (Buechler) Devlin, MHS; 1974; and his
brother-in-law is Edward Devlin. Tom's parents are: Father, Darrell K.
Buechler (dob: 01/29/1929), of Chino Valley, Yavapai County, Arizona;
and Mother, Joann Marie (Blosser) Buechler
(10/16/1928 - 02/22/2007), also laid to rest at the Swede Valley
Lutheran Church and Cemetery, Ogden, Boone County, Iowa. Several family
members from Tom's Mother's (maternal family surname is Blosser) side of
the family are also laid to rest at the Swede Valley Lutheran Church and
Cemetery, Ogden, Boone County, Iowa. Tom's obituary was published in the
Arizona Republic, Section R3, on 10/11/1997; and in Section B6, on
10/12/1997; and in the Mesa Tribune, Section A22, on 10/12/1997.
JOHN "Johnny" BUFFENBARGER
Johnny's sister is Yvonne Buffenbarger, MHS; 1969
JOHN F. CAMPUS
John is a Vietnam Veteran.
Veteran's Rank: ATN3
Branch: US Navy
Veteran Service Start Date: 5 Mar 1968
Veteran Service End Date: 2 Feb 1972
Interment Date: 22 Nov 2000
National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
23029 North Cave Creek Road Phoenix, AZ 85024
Buried At: Section 48 Site 1094
John participated in basketball during his freshman, sophomore & junior
class years. He played football & baseball during his sophomore & junior
years. John's Father is the late John F.Campus, SR., TSGT U.S.Air Force,
served in WWII, Korea, Vietnam (dob: 10/29/1920 - dod: 10/05/1986,
interment on 10/09/1986, buried at: Section 20 Site 26, National
Memorial Cemetery of Arizona). John's siblings are:
Eddie Campus, MHS; 1968 (deceased 9/17-18/1984), Vickie Campus, MHS;
1970, & Rose Campus, MHS; 1972. John last resided in Glendale, Maricopa
County, Arizona USA 85301.
STANLEY "Stan" W. CARLILE
Last resided in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.
"Al &/or Lil El " R. CHAVEZ
Died: 09-1974, from a motorcycle accident
He was a son, a brother, a husband, & a Father. His siblings are:
Wallace Chavez, MHS: 1966, Irene Chavez, MHS; 1966, Arlene Marie Chavez,
MHS; 1969, Christine Chavez, MHS; 1970, & Patricia Chavez, MHS; 1970.
CONNIE LYNN (COLEMAN)
Connie was a member of the 1965-66 champion volleyball tournament team,
"The Long Johns." She was active in Girl's Athletic Association (GAA);
which was the largest active membership on campus. GAA offered girls an
opportunity to participate in recreational and competitional sports and
dance activities. GAA hosted an annual gymnasium slumber party and the
Rodeo Dance in March. Connie's sister is Victoria "Vicki" Lea Coleman,
John's sister is Carol June Donecker, MHS; 1964. John last resided in
VICKIE ANN (FARNI) HOOD
Born: 11-05-1948, in Mesa, Arizona.
Died: 10-20-1994, of undiagnosed ovarian cancer.
Vickie is a U.S. Marine Corps. Veteran.
Vickie was in Y-Teens during her freshman and sophomore years. She was
in Future Nurses during her sophomore year. She is survived by her
daughter Luca Branum, Granddaughter Kaylee, and Grandson Christian
Branum. She was a daughter to Irma Farni; a sister to Dianna (Farni)
Spiess, Nancy (Farni) Campbell, MHS; 1971, Leslie Farni, MHS; 1976, and
Sheila Farni, MHS; 1982. Vickie also had 2 brothers, who are both
deceased: Jerry Farni, MHS; 1970, and
Jason "Jay" Farni, MHS; 1979. Vickie last
resided in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona. Memorial service was held
10/25/1994, at Greer-Wilson Funeral Home, 5921 West Thomas Road,
Phoenix, Arizona 85035.
DANIEL "Danny" ARTHUR GEYER
WILLIAM "JOHN" GLEASON
Born: 02-26-1949, in Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona
Died: 08-23-2005, peacefully, in Tucson, Pima County, Arizona
John was on the freshman football and bowling teams. He was on the
bowling team again during his sophomore year. He was a member of the
Lettermen's club during his junior and senior class years. John was
active in student council and on the track team all 4 years at MHS,
excelling in pole vaulting. John consistently vaulted over 13 feet. John
was very popular in high school; all the girls wanted to date him. He
also sang in a band for a while. Everybody loved John. He loved to hunt
and did that often. He also loved to golf. About 15 years ago (early
1990's), he was in a car accident and it put him in coma for 30 days and
he wasn't expected to live. He came through it but it left him
vulnerable to all sorts of ailments later in life. About 10 years ago
(approx.1995) he had a kidney transplant that only lasted about 8 years,
and for the last year or so he had been needing another one. John also
had both his knees replaced 2005. John suffered with frustrating side
effects from all the medications he had to take; therefore, he didn't
socialize very much for the last 5 years. He also had to stop hunting.
William "John" Gleason was preceded in death by his parents, William and
Anna Belle Gleason. John is survived by his wife, Eileen Duggan-Gleason;
a half-brother, James "Danny" Daniel Gleason of Palm Springs,
California; and a half-sister, Lynda (Gleason) Kollen of Oregon. John
graduated from Arizona State University (ASU) and was employed by
American Airlines for the past 36 years. Per John's request, his ashes
will be scattered along the Mogollon Rim in Northern Arizona by his wife
and close friends. John will be loved and missed by all who knew him.
Earl Smith, MHS; 1966 and his wife Joni (Milligan) Smith, MHS; 1968 were
life long friends of John's. Earl spoke to John every other day ever
since high school. They were like brothers and best friends. John loved
to reminisce and was a real funny guy. He always looked on and to the
bright side of life. Obituary published in the Tucson Citizen and the
Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Arizona 08/2005.
VARN FRANKLIN GORE
JAMES "Jim" MITCHEL GWINN
Jim last resided in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.
CASSANDRA "Sandy" ANN (HARMON)
Born: 07-21-1949, in East Liverpool, Ohio.
Died: 11-23-2005, in Prescott Valley, Yavapai County, Arizona.
Sandy was born in East Liverpool Ohio and lived there until she was five
years old when the family moved to Phoenix, Arizona. She attended John
F. Long elementary School. She graduated from Maryvale High School in
1967. Sandy was a member of chorus in her freshman and sophomore years.
She was also a member of student council during her sophomore year. In
her junior year she participated in Distributive Education Clubs of
America (DECA). In 1966-67, Sandy's senior year she was on the speech
team. She attended Northern Arizona University (NAU) where she received
her B.S. in English History in 1975. Sandy met her future husband in
college and the two were married 07/09/1973. They settled in Flagstaff,
Arizona where Sandy worked for the city as a receptionist. The couple
later moved to Prescott Valley, Arizona where Sandy attended the Mingus
Valley Presbyterian Church. Sandy was diagnosed with childhood diabetes
when she was six. Sandy lost sight in 1981. In 1988 she needed dialysis
and required a kidney transplant. She adopted "Sidney", her new kidney,
donated by her brother Scott in 1989. The two celebrated "Sidney" every
year. Sandy volunteered in every Democratic campaign, starting with
Eugene McCarthy in 1968. She also worked in most local elections. Sandy
was very active in the National
Federation Of The Blind. She served as an officer in her local
chapter and attended many national conventions. She also went to
Washington, D.C. to lobby for the NFB. She was preceded in death by her
Father, Wayne Harmon, Aunt and uncle Grant and Gertrude Pinney, cousin
John Pinney, and aunt Dorothy Harmon. She is survived by her husband,
Jay Addy, her mother Margaret Ann Harmon, brother Scott Paul Harmon, and
numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and many cousins. She was a courageous
wife, daughter, sister and aunt. She fought the disease of diabetes and
was always cheerful, optimistic and always interested in what they were
doing. She was a keeper of the family stories. She made it a point to
send birthday cards to all of her extended family. She loved going to
Carpenteria, California for the annual family reunion and loved the
potlucks. She always had a smile on her face. She will be greatly missed
by her husband, mother, brother, relatives and everyone who was lucky
enough to know her. Services were held 12/03/2005 at the
Presbyterian Church, 8340 East Leigh Drive, Prescott Valley,
Arizona. Burial is at Greenwood Cemetery, 2300 West Van Buren, Phoenix,
Arizona 85009. Published in The Arizona Republic on 12/03/2005.
During John's sophomore year, he was a member of Masque & Gavel in
1964-65; participating in productions of "Dino" (the main production of
the drama division & was the 1st winter & full-length drama to be
presented at MHS), & the "Courtship of Eddie's Father". He stayed active
in the drama department in Thespians during both his junior & senior
years. 1965-66 "The Apollo of Bellac" was the 1st production of the year
& a one-act play; the "HMS Pinafore" was the Thespians 1st attempt at a
musical, which the MHS Orchestra provided the music & MHS had the best
high school lighting system in the Southwest; "Arsenic & Old Lace", was
the years last production. MHS Thespians were Troupe 480 of the National
Thespians Society who sought to establish & advance standards of
excellence in all phases of dramatic arts. John's siblings are: Steven
"Steve" Bruce Hicks, MHS; 1968, Melody Hicks, MHS;1970, & Mark A. Hicks,
KAREN ANN (HINES)
Died: 09-04-1984, from leiomyosarcoma, in Summerville, Oregon.
Karen was a cheerleader her freshman year. She participated on Class Council
during her sophomore year, and was active on the tennis team during her
sophomore and junior class years. Karen grew up in the Air Force, living in
Florida, Japan and North Carolina, before moving to Arizona for her senior
year at MHS. In 1970, she married Timothy "Tim" Alan Anderson, MHS; 1966.
Karen, Tim and their daughter Racheal moved to Summerville, Oregon in 1974,
where they lived on a small acreage in the woods with goats, chickens and a
big garden. She worked as a freelance commercial artist, a radio advertising
salesperson, and was development director at a public radio station. In
1984, she died of an unusual form of cancer, leiomyosarcoma (smooth muscle,
bone and the soft tissues/connective and muscle), after undergoing surgery,
radiation and chemotherapy. Karen's Mother, Ruth Hines, died earlier that
year of leukemia. Her Father, Henry Hines, lives in Chandler, Arizona. Her
brother, John Hines, MHS; 1970, lives in Glendale, Arizona. Karen's
daughter, Racheal Anderson, lives in Portland, Oregon, as does her husband,
Tim Anderson. Karen last resided in Summerville, Union County, Oregon.
LAVERN "Vern" HERMAN HIPSHER
Died: 02-09-1984, from complications of juvenile diabetes.
Vern was appointed councilman at Boys State at Northern Arizona
University (NAU) the end of his junior year. He was active in Kings Club
(sponsored by the Lions Club) during his junior and senior years. In the
fall of 1965 the Kings Club hosted the International Kings Club
Convention. They also donated and decorated the Christmas trees on
campus annually. In 1967 his interests varied from cars to reading. In
1967-68, Vern was a member of National Honor Society, high distinction
bestowed upon the top 5% of his Senior class; he was 1 of only 21 to
receive this honor. Vern married Mary (Kayes) Hipsher, MHS 1970. They
have 3 sons; Chris, Jason, and Steve. Vern's sisters are Donna Hipsher,
MHS; 1967 and Marion "Sue" Hipsher, MHS; 1969. Vern last resided in
Millington, Morris County, New Jersey.
Born: 09-24-1949, in Phoenix, Arizona
Died: 04-05-2005, at age 55, in Sun City, Arizona.
Mrs. Pompa was a homemaker, she had lived in Arizona all her life. Mrs.
Pompa is survived by her husband, Joseph; one daughter, Tina Sullivan; two
sons, Thomas & Scott Keller; one stepdaughter, Tracy Mansfield; one stepson,
Joseph Pompa; her parents, Mary & Raymond Hose; two sisters, Gloria (Hose)
Morgan, MHS; 1973, & Brenda (Hose) Ferra, MHS; 1968; one brother, Walter
Hose, MHS; 1966; & 10 grandchildren. Visitation & services were Saturday,
04/09/2005, at Valley West Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Road in
Goodyear, Arizona. Valley West Funeral Chapel made the arrangements.
Published in The West Valley View Newspaper on 04/12/2005. Patricia last
resided in Goodyear, Maricopa County, Arizona USA.Interment at Holy Cross
Cemetery, 10045 West Thomas Road, Avondale, Arizona 85323; located in the
northeast area of the cemetery is the St. Luke section, in the northwest
area of the St. Luke section, between markers 16-P82 and 16-P70
DAVID W. KELLER
David's brother is Danny Lee Keller, MHS; 1967. David last resided in
Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.
Jerry died in Galveston County, Texas.
ROBERT "Bob/FRANCISCO" LOPEZ
Died: 06-15-1968, in Vietnam.
Bob was in active military duty in the United States Marine Corp.,
Robert was killed by a land mine. He is respectfully honored on the
Vietnam Wall National
Monument in Washington, D.C. Francisco is also remembered on the
Arizona Vietnam Wall. Robert first attended school at Cartwright # 1
Elementary School. He then went to Sunset Elementary School in the 7th &
8th grades. His classmates & friends were Sally Walker, Patsy Conovoloff,
Henry Valenzuela, John Tolmachoff, & David Yamamoto, MHS; 1967. He
attended MHS in: 1963, 1964, 1965 & 1966. Robert was a terrific athlete,
a good friend, a popular guy at Cartwright & Sunset. He was very proud
of receiving his G.E.D. in 1967 & becoming a US Marine.
Don is a Vietnam Veteran.
Veteran's Rank: CN
Branch: US Navy
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 08/19/1965 - 03/28/1969
DATE OF INTERMENT: 03/15/2001
BURIED AT: SECTION 48 SITE 605
MEMORIAL CEMETERY OF ARIZONA
23029 North Cave Creek Road Phoenix, AZ 85024
Don's brothers are: Kenneth "Ken" Wayne Lovelis, MHS; 1967, & John D.
Lovelis (born: 06/191952, deceased: 12/24/2001). Don last resided in
Coolidge, Pinal County, Arizona USA 85228.
JOAN MARIE MESSERSCHMIDT
Born: 07-31-1949, in York, Pennsylvania.
Died: 03-31-2001, in Phoenix, Arizona.
Joan Marie Messerschmidt, 51, of Phoenix died March 31, 2001. Ms.
Messerschmidt was born July 31, 1949, in York, PA., & moved to Arizona with
her family where she graduated as valedictorian from Maryvale High School.
She also was a graduate of Arizona State University, & taught at Litchfield
Elementary School for 29 years. Ms. Messerschmidt is survived by her mother,
Gladys & stepfather, Bill Dankle; & one sister, Faye (Messerschmidt) Swan,
MHS; 1973. Visitation & services were held at Chapel of the Chimes, 7924 N.
59th Ave. Glendale, Arizona. Arrangements made by the Chapel of the Chimes.
Published in the West Valley View Newspaper on: 04/04/2001. Joan was a
member of Future Homemakers of America (FHA) during her freshman, sophomore,
& junior (secretary), & senior yrs; Parnassus & Future Teachers of America
(FTA) during her sophomore, junior, & senior (secretary) yrs; Girls League &
Spanish Club during her senior yr. Joan graduated with highest honors, in
the top 2% & was the class Valedictorian of the 1967 senior graduating
class. Her senior she stated that she plans were to go into elementary
teaching. Joan last resided in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona USA
DANIEL "Dan" WILLIAM
Born: approx. 1948-49
Died: 12-06-2005, at 56 years of age, in Phoenix, Maricopa County,
Visitation was Thursday, 12/08/2005 at Advantage Maryvale Mortuary.
Funeral services were Friday, 12/09/2005 at Advantage Maryvale Mortuary,
6901 West Indian School Road, Phoenix, Arizona. Dan's sister is Maribeth
Northstrum, MHS; 1965. Published in The Arizona Republic on 12/08/2005.
BRUCE LEE PATEK
Bruce is a Vietnam War Veteran of the U.S. Navy
Cemetery: Ridgeview Memorial Park
2525 Central Expressway, Allen, Texas 75013
Buried at: Garden of Resurrection, Lot 170, Section B, Space 1.
Bruce lived in Wisconsin prior to living in Arizona. He participated in
freshman football. His sophomore year he was on the JV football team.
His junior year he was on the Open House Committee and a member of
Service Club. Bruce last resided in Plano, Texas. His obituary was
published in the Dallas Morning News, Plano Star Courrier, Plano Morning
News, Mckinney Courrier, and Sherman, Texas newspapers.
JIMMY "Jim" LEE PRANTE
Born: approx. 1948-49
Died: 08-29-2006, 57 years old, of Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.
During Jimmy's freshman year, in 1963-64, he was on the freshman
football team, the freshman "A" basketball team, and in the JV band,
playing trumpet. During his sophomore year in 1964-65, Jimmy was a
member of the math club and the yearbook staff. He was a member of both
the Varsity marching and concert bands during his sophomore and junior
class year. During his sophomore, junior and senior class years, he was
a member of student council, class council and inter-club council. In
1965-66, Jim's junior year, he was a member of orchestra and dance band.
During his junior and senior class years, he served as Vice-president of
Kings club and he was a member of the National Honor Society (NHS);
serving as Jr. Rotarian. In 1966-67, his senior year, Jimmy was
president of the Physics club. He was a member of Parnassus all 4 class
years at MHS. Jimmy's sister is Connie Prante, MHS; 1972. Private
services were held. Arrangements were handled by the National Cremation
Society. Published in The Arizona Republic on 09/13/2006.
Died: 1964, as a result of the injuries she sustained in a car
Barbara was a freshman in 1964. Barbara was a very good friend and next
door neighbor of John A. Cromb, MHS; 1966. John shared the following: "I
was with her on the day that she was killed. We were walking home from
school along the Grand Canal at about 3:30 pm. I was walking with Jon
Yeitrakis, MHS; 1966. Barbara Pullano, MHS; 1967, and Jon's sister
Carolyn "Cookie" Yeitrakis, MHS; 1967 were walking about 30 yards behind
us. Jon and I had just crossed Indian School Road (near 67th Avenue)
when we heard the screech of tires. We turned just in time to see the
car strike Barbara. As Cookie and Barbara had crossed the street,
Barbara had dropped her English book and had gone back to retrieve it
when she was hit. The man who had hit her got out of his car obviously
intoxicated and began to scream. His car must have been going at least
70mph when he hit the brakes because the impact threw poor Barbara at
least 150ft. through the air and into an irrigation ditch along the side
of Indian School Road. I was the one who had to run home and break the
news to her parents." Barbara is thoughtfully remembered in the MHS 1964
annual, page # 207, "In Memoriam.".
RICHARD "Pelon" D. QUINTANA,
Born: 12-31-1948, in Los Angeles, California
Died: 07-25-2004, 55 years of age, in Goodyear, Arizona
Richard is a Persian Gulf and Iraq Veteran of the U.S. Army
Rank: Master Sergeant - MSG
National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
23029 North Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85024
Buried at: Section 52 Site 632
Richard was a proud soldier of the U.S. Army that fought and served in
two wars to protect our country. He is survived by his parents, Lupe and
Richard Quintana; wife Irene Quintana; sons Richard III, Timothy,
Johnny, and Mikie Quintana, stepdaughter Angelica, six grandsons, one
brother, and three sisters. He was a loving father, husband, and a hard
working dedicated solider of the U.S. Army, that brought joy into
everyone's life that came in contact with him! Visitation and services
were held Friday, 07/30/2004 at Love International Ministries, 5201
North 27th Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona. Interment followed at National
Memorial Cemetery of Arizona (NMCA). Arrangements by Crystal Rose
Funeral Home. Published in the Arizona Republic on 07/29/2004. "Pelon,
it's been a year today (07/25/2005) that you have gone to be with the
Lord, and it seems like it was just yesterday. There is not one second,
one minute, one hour, or one day that we don't think about you. We miss
your wonderful smile, every day. You will always be in our hearts. We
Love You Very Much. Your Parents, Richard and Lupe Quintana. Your
sisters Frances Quintana, Aida Q. Velez, and Mary Helen Q. Torres.
Brother Johnny A. Quintana, and all your nieces and nephews. Published
in The Arizona Republic on 07/25/2005.
JAMES "JIM" LEE RITER
Died: 12-20-1970 in Vietnam
Jim was active in military service in the U. S. Navy
Rank: EM3 - E4 Regular.
Length of service was 3 years.
He was 21 years old and single.
His tour of duty began on 04-15-1970.
His casualty was on 12-20-1970 in Kien Hoa, South Vietnam.
Jim was a hostile, ground casualty that was related to gun, small arms
His body was recovered.
He is respectfully honored on the
Vietnam Wall National
Monument in Washington, D.C., his place on the Wall is Panel 06W -
James is also remembered on the
Wall. James's siblings are: Maurice Riter, MHS; 1972, Paul Riter,
MHS; 1974, Deborah Riter, MHS; 1975, Kathleen Riter, MHS; 1980, and
Kenny Riter, MHS: 1980.
JACQUELYN "Jacque" RUTH (SIMMONS) WALKER
Star light star bright, First star I see tonight, I wish I may, I wish I
might, see your brown eyes, & smile so bright, & hold your hand tight.
God called, & you walked into the light. Survived by mother Esther
Clayton, father Walt Simmons; children Mike Walker & Michelle Nalder;
grandchildren Garrison, Aisha, Blake, Noah, Cody & Sydney; sisters
Laura, MHS; 1965 & Nannette; brothers W. David, Mark & Todd; & numerous
nieces & nephews. Services were private. Thanks to all who attended the
memorial hosted by Mike & Michelle. Your warmth & concern will help to
ease the loss. Published in the Arizona Republic on 4/6/2004. Challise
Price, MHS; 1967 stated: "I remember Jacque always laughing & being very
outgoing. She had lots of friends in high school. I used to go to their
home a lot, & Jacque to mine. She was 1 of my very best friends
throughout high school. Most of the happiest memories I have of the
teenage years were with Jacque."
JOHN A. SPOERRY
John is a Vietnam Veteran.
Branch: US Army
Veteran Service Dates: 02/28/1968 - 02/28/1984
Date of Interment: 12/07/1984
Buried at: Section 13 Site 2429
Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
23029 North Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85024
John was a member of the radio/electronics club during 1966-67, his junior
year. This club's main project was remaking and repairing old radios for
shut-ins. They also established their own newly acquired radio antennae
station, call number WA7ETY, Maryvale's amateur radio voice. They all
applied for and received Amateur Radio Operator's Licenses. They built their
own transmitter and purchased a receiver. The station even had enough power
to transmit and receive radio waves outside of the USA. John's brother is
Robert Franklin Spoerry, MHS; 1965. John last resided in Glendale, Maricopa
County, Arizona USA 85308.
DANIEL "Dan" R. ST. ANDRE
Daniel was in the bowling club during his freshman year. He was in the
chess club his freshman, sophomore, and junior class years. Dan last
resided in Arizona.
Billy last resided in Escondido, San Diego County, California.
DANIEL "Dan/Danny" JAY TIPTON
Born: 03-01-1949, in Los Angeles, California.
Died: 07-09-2004, at age 55, at his residence in Roosevelt, Arizona.
Dan was on the MHS Varsity wrestling (grapplers) team, student council,
& the MHS Letterman's Club during both his freshman & sophomore years.
In later years, in the Globe/Roosevelt area, Dan was a service manager
for an auto dealership. Dan is predeceased by his Father Archie of
Globe, Arizona, deceased 10/27/1997, & his brother Tom Tipton (Carl
Hayden H.S. 1962), deceased 09/15/1993. He is survived by his children:
Trisha Cavallo of Phoenix, Arizona, Trevor Tipton of Arkansas, & Taryn
Tipton of Phoenix, Arizona; his grandsons Anthony & Ryan Cavallo; his
mother Margaret (Peggy) Tipton of Roosevelt/Globe, Arizona & his brother
Matt Tipton of Phoenix, Arizona. Lamont Mortuary of Globe (928)
425-5491, assisted the family with a private memorial service. A
reception for family & friends was held 07/18/2004, at 3201 W. Lucia
Drive, Phoenix, Arizona. Published in The Arizona Republic on
7/13-14/2004, The Arizona Silver Belt of Globe, Arizona on 07/15/2004, &
The East Valley & Scottsdale Tribune of Mesa, Arizona on 07-14-2004. Dan
last resided in Globe, Gila County, Arizona USA 85501.
CORY DEANE (VAILLANCOURT) HOLDER
Born: 07-21-1949, Fort Knox, Kentucky.
Died: 11-12-2001, Phelan, Calif., from breast cancer.
Cory was involved with many school activities; as a Freshman, she was in
Girls League Council, Girls League Cabinet, & Pep Club. During both Frosh. &
Soph. yrs., she was on the Panther Tracks Staff. Cory was a member of Girls
Athletic Assoc.(GAA) all 4 yrs. of high school. She was in Creative Writing
Club her Soph.yr. Cory was a JV Cheerleader during her Soph. & JR. class
yrs. She was on the Speech Team & NFL her JR. & SR.yrs. She was also a
member in Parnassus, NHS, & a Varsity Cheerleader during her Senior class
year. Cory was in the top 10% academically & received High Honors her Senior
yr. She was a wife, a daughter to Dale & Iris, a sister to Pam Meyer & Tracy
Barton, & cousin to Susan (Vaillancourt) Gary, & a niece. Interment in
Victor Valley Memorial Park, Victorville, California.
KEITH "Kit" ERIC VARTY
In 1963-64, as a freshman, Kit was in JV Band; as a sophomore, in 1964-65,
he was in Varsity Band, & JV Track. In 1965-66, as a junior he played the
clarinet in Varsity Band, & was also in JV Track, & JV Football (wearing
jersey # 83). And in Kit's senior year, 1966-67, he participated in Varsity
Track. Kit died in a construction accident. Keith's brothers are:
Craig L. Varty, MHS; 1968 (deceased
11/1985), & Glenn Varty, MHS: 1975. His sister is Pam Varty, MHS; 1973.
RORY E. WARD.
Born: 11-12-1949 in New York,
Rory resided in San Diego, California.
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