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Class of 1967:


Born: 03-06-1949,
Died: 03-30-2001
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.


Born: 05-23-1949
Died: 01-31-2006

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.

Born: 11-19-1948 in California,
Died: 02-25-1996 in Shasta, California.


Born: 10-04-1949
Died: 10-15-1970
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.


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.


Born: 12-07-1949, Hull, Sioux County, Iowa
Died: 10-07-1997, at 47 years of age, of Tempe, Maricopa County, Arizona.

Thomas is a Vietnam Veteran of the U.S. Army.
Rank: SP4
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.


Born: 10-02-1948
Died: 01-1976
Johnny's sister is Yvonne Buffenbarger, MHS; 1969


Born: 09-04-1948
Died: 11-17-2000
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
Cemetery: 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.


Born: 07-12-1949,
Died: 02-07-1996
Last resided in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.

Born: 03-02-1949
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.


Born: 03-19-1948
Died: 09-10-2002
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, MHS; 1965.


Born: 06-06-1949
Died: 01-20-1999

John's sister is Carol June Donecker, MHS; 1964. John last resided in Arizona.


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.


Born: 06-01-1948
Died 10-1981


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.


Born: 03-10-1948
Died: 12-1981



Born: 11-05-1948
Died 12-07-1999

Jim last resided in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.


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 Mingus View 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.

Died: 11-17-1988
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, MHS; 1976.


Born: 09-26-1949
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.


Born: 01-11-1949
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


Born: 03-30-1949
Died: 03-15-2002
David's brother is Danny Lee Keller, MHS; 1967. David last resided in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.


Born: 11-17-1948
Died: 10-19-1995
Jerry died in Galveston County, Texas.


Born: 04-20-1948,
Died: 06-15-1968, in Vietnam.
Bob was in active military duty in the United States Marine Corp.,
Rank: PFC.
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.


Born: 03-28-1948
Died: 03-11-2001

Don is a Vietnam Veteran.
Veteran's Rank: CN
Branch: US Navy
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 08/19/1965 - 03/28/1969
Cemetery: NATIONAL 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.



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 85033-3402.

Born: approx. 1948-49
Died: 12-06-2005, at 56 years of age, in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.

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.



Born: 05-09-1949
Died: 11-02-2000

Bruce is a Vietnam War Veteran of the U.S. Navy

Cemetery: Ridgeview Memorial Park
2525 Central Expressway, Allen, Texas 75013
(972) 542-3388
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.


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 pedestrian accident.
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.".


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
Cemetery: 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.



Born: 05-30-1949
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 fire.
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 - Line 134.
James is also remembered on the Arizona Vietnam 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.



Born: 05-14-1949
Died: 03-21-2004
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."



Born: 09-26-1949
Died: 12-04-1984
John is a Vietnam Veteran.
Branch: US Army
Rank: SFC
Veteran Service Dates: 02/28/1968 - 02/28/1984
Date of Interment: 12/07/1984
Buried at: Section 13 Site 2429
Cemetery: National 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.


Born: 08-04-1949
Died: 05-22-2000

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.


Born: 08-15-1948
Died: 06-1977
Billy last resided in Escondido, San Diego County, California.

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.


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.


Born: 04-17-1949
Died: 03-10-1997

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.


Born: 11-12-1949 in New York,
Died: 11-14-1982.
Rory resided in San Diego, California.

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