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JAMES "Jim" MICHAEL BADOWSKI
Jim's sisters are: Mary Badowski, MHS; 1970, Susan Badowski, MHS; 1973,
&Kathy Badowski, MHS; 1978. His parents are William F. Badowski and Anna T.
Badowski. James's interment is in the southwest area of Holy Cross Cemetery,
Avondale, Arizona, located at 99th Avenue and Thomas Road.
CHARLES D. BELLONIO
Charles was on the MHS Cross Country freshman team. They finished the
1965 season undefeated.
JON C. BORIN
Jon was on both the MHS 1965 freshman tennis team & JV tennis team,
during his freshman year. He played on the Varsity tennis team during
his sophomore year.
Jon last resided in Apple Valley, San Bernardino County, California USA
STEPHEN "Steve" RAY BRADSHER
Steve was on the MHS freshman Pee Wee football team in 1964-1965; wearing
jersey # 85. Steve's brothers are: Paul Bradsher, MHS; 1971, & Tom Bradsher,
WILLIAM "Bill/Billy" JENNINGS BRYANT, JR.
Born: 05-27-1948 at Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Died: 02-10-1967, in Vietnam.
Billy was in active military duty in the USMC, United States Marine Corp.,
Billy was 18 yrs. old & single.
He enlisted into the Marine Corps in 1966, in Phoenix, Arizona.
His casualty was on 02/10/1967, in Quang Nam, South Vietnam.
Bill was a hostile, ground casualty misadventure.
In a heroic effort to save others, he threw himself on a grenade.
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 15E-Line 13
Billy's sisters are: Dorothy May (Bryant) Steel, MHS; 1964, & Claudia
Bryant, MHS; 1966.
LANCE EDWARD BYRON
Born: 02-25-1949, Rochester, New York, USA.
Died: 10-27-1991, in Phoenix, Arizona USA
Lance is a Vietnam Veteran.
Veteran's Rank: SP4
Branch: US Army
Veteran Service Start Date: 26 Apr 1966
Veteran Service End Date: 28 Mar 1969
Interment Date: 1 Nov 1991
BURIED AT: SECTION 33 SITE 98
MEMORIAL CEMETERY OF ARIZONA
23029 North Cave Creek Road Phoenix, AZ 85024
Lance last resided in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona USA 85040.
EDWARD "Eddie" V. CAMPUS
Eddie is a Vietnam Veteran.
Veteran's Rank: SP4
Branch: US Army
Veteran Service Start Date: 27 May 1970
Veteran Service End Date: 12 Dec 1971
Interment Date: 21 Sep 1984
Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
23029 North Cave Creek Road Phoenix, AZ 85024
Buried At: Section 14 Site 2630
Eddie's siblings are: John F. Campus, MHS; 1967 (deceased 11/17/2000),
Vickie Campus, MHS; 1970, & Rose Campus, MHS; 1972.
FORREST "NEIL" CLAYBAUGH
His sister is Susan Claybaugh, MHS; 1970. Neil last resided in Phoenix,
Maricopa County, Arizona USA 85033.
MICHAEL "Mike" EUGENE COURTRIGHT
Died: 04-27-1969, in Vietnam
Mike was in active military duty in the USMC, United States Marine Corp.
Mike was awarded a Purple Heart.
Rank: PFC - E2 - Regular.
CO K 4 MAR 3 MAR DIV
Mike was 18 years old and single.
His tour of duty began on 01- 21-1969.
His casualty was on 04-27-1969, in Quang Tri, South Vietnam.
Mike was a hostile, ground casualty that was related to gun, small arms
His body was recovered.
Arrangements by: Lundberg Mortuary, Glendale, Arizona.
Interment on 05/07/1969 at: Resthaven Memorial Park, 6290 West Northern
Avenue, Glendale, Arizona 85301, Section 2, Block 45, Lot 3, Space 3.
Mike is respectfully honored on the
Vietnam Wall National
Monument in Washington, D.C., his place on the Wall is Panel 26W -
Mike is also remembered on the Arizona Vietnam Wall.
Mike's sister is Donna Courtright, MHS; 1966. His parents are both
deceased: Robert C. Courtright (1924-1999) and Dorothy M. Courtright
(1923-1994); their interment is also at Resthaven Memorial Park,
Glendale, Arizona, next to their son.
Rick's daughter is Dawn Crippen, MHS; 1992.
NANCY J. (DASHOFY) SHANER
Died: 10-12-2004, in a Washington, Pennsylvania hospital after illness.
She attended high school (MHS) in Phoenix, Arizona before returning to
Pennsylvania. Nancy is survived by her husband, Stan; two children, Andrew
Shaner of Mt. Morris, Pennsylvania & Jennifer Hempel of Elkins, W.Virginia;
& 7 grand-children: her mother, Juanita Dashofy, sister, Jessica Miller,
both of Phoenix, Arizona; & brother, Louis Dashofy, MHS; 1971 of Eugene
Oregon. Her brother John W. Dashofy, MHS; 1970, preceded her in death,
deceased 09-10-1995. Services were held on Saturday, 10/16/2004 at the Neal
Funeral Home, Washington, Pennsylvania.
Published in The Arizona Republic on 10/16/2004. Nancy attended her freshman
year in high school in Pennsylvania. Her sophomore year was at Cortez High
in Phoenix, Arizona. Her junior & senior years she attended MHS. Nancy was a
member of Girl's Athletic Assoc (GAA), Pep Club, & Future Business Leaders
of America (FBLA).
Nancy last resided in Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania USA 15301.
THOMAS "Tom" RICHARD DiBARTOLOMEO
Tom was on the MHS 1965-66 freshman basketball gold team. Tom was on class
council during his freshman, sophomore & junior year. Tom was a member of
student council during his freshman & junior years. He was on the student
council executive committee during his junior & senior year; & the
activities committee chairman during his senior year. Tom was a member of
the Spanish club & National Forensic League (NFL) during his sophomore year.
During his sophomore & junior years he was a member of the bowling team. Tom
was a member of the honors Boys State & National Honors Society in both his
junior & senior years. Tom was a member of Parnassus all 4 class years;
graduating within the top 5% of the 1968 class with honors, respect &
distinction. His brother is Patrick "Pat" Joseph DiBartolomeo, MHS; 1966.
His sisters are Cathleen "Cathy" DiBartolomeo, MHS; 1971, & Sheila
DiBartolomeo, MHS; 1973. Tom last resided in Scottsdale, Maricopa County,
Arizona USA 85254.
NATHAN DOUGLAS DOCKERY
Born: 03-26-1950, Los Angeles County, California.
Nathan was a member of the Art Council during his junior (1966-67) year.
Nathan's brother is Gary Dockery, MHS; 1966. Nathan last resided in Oakland,
Alameda County, California USA 94602.
PATRICK "Pat" JOSEPH DUFFY
Pat attend MHS during his freshman and sophomores class years. His sisters
are Ann Duffy, MHS; 1964 and Nancy Duffy, MHS; 1970.
ARTHUR "Archie" ABRIL EDROZO
Died: 05-31-2002, from kidney failure.
Archie was a part of the movement initiating the idea of having a Panther
mascot to rejuvenate the Panther spirit at football games. He was active in
student government & the executive committee. Archie's siblings are:
Virginia Edrozo, MHS; 1967, Silvia Edrozo, MHS; 1971, & Ernest "Ernie"
Edrozo, MHS; 1972. His niece is Connie Edrozo, MHS; 1987, & his daughter is
Angela Edrozo, MHS; 1993. Archie has 3 children. Archie last resided in
Glendale, Maricopa County, Arizona USA 85301.
WILLIAM "Bill" GILPIN
Bill participated in football during his freshman year. Bill's sister is
Debbie Gilpin, MHS; 1970.
DENNIS RAY HAMEN
Dennis was a member of the 1964-65 freshman class council. Dennis last
resided in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona USA 85029.
JEAN MARIE HAUSLER
Died: 1970, from leukemia.
Jean was in Girl's League (1964-65) during her freshman year. She was a
member of Class council during her freshman, sophomore & junior years;
serving as an alternate in her freshman & sophomore class years. Jean was a
member of Girl's Athletic Association (GAA) all 4 class years. She was a
member of the Pep Club during her junior & senior years. Jean was a member
of student body council & was a Varsity cheerleader during (1967-68) her
senior class year.
RICHARD W. HONAKER
Richard last resided in Oklahoma City, Cleveland County, Oklahoma USA
Born: approx. 1950
Died: from a heart attack.
Roger was in the Lettermen's M-Club during his sophomore, junior & senior
years. He was a member of the Key Club (high school equivalent of the
Kiwanis Club) during his junior & senior years. He was on student body
council & senior class council during his senior year. Roger was on the MHS
Varsity Golf Team, all 4 class years, from 1964-65 through 1967-68. The
1966-67 Varsity Golf Team took 2nd in division & 2nd at the state
tournament. Roger was one of the MHS outstanding boys that was chosen by the
Rotary Club to attend their honors luncheon meeting in 1968.
DAVID BRUCE IRONS
David is a Veteran of the United States Air Force
Cemetery: Richmond Memory Gardens, (no physical address) on Main Street,
next to Sunrise Elementary school, 401 Matt Waller Avenue, Richmond,
City of Richmond # 816-776-5304
Buried at: Garden of Gethsemanee II, Lot 125, Space 1.
David's parents are: Father, George Gordon Irons and Mother, Lydia O. Irons.
They reside in Nixa, Missouri. David's sisters are: Nancy J. Irons (attended
Cartwright Elementary in Phoenix, Arizona); and Kerri Eloise Irons (dob:
1960 - burial date: 12-20-1976); interment also at Richmond Memory Gardens,
Garden of Gethsemanee II, Lot 125, Space 2. Also interred at Richmond Memory
Gardens, are David's paternal grandparents; George E. Irons (burial date:
01-26-1990, Garden of Gethsemanee II, Lot 126, Space 4) and Lenice Irons (dod:
04-22-1987, Garden of Gethsemanee II, Lot 126, Space 3). *Contact with
David's sister Nancy was made 03/2007; his family will be updating and
sharing more about David's life soon.
Born: approx. 1948-1950
David attended and graduated in 1964 from Glenn L. Downs elementary school.
In 1965, David was a member of the MHS freshman football (wearing jersey #
40) and basketball teams. David's brothers are John
"Johnny" Felix Jaramillo (DOD: 01/27/2007), MHS; 1968, Joe Jaramillo,
Michael Jaramillo, and Mario Tello. His nephews are Joshua Jaramillo and
Ezekiel Jaramillo. David's family owns and operates
Food in Maryvale, 6542 West Indian School Road, Phoenix, Arizona
85033-3329. David's Mother is Betty Salazar (deceased), and his Father is
JOHN "Johnny" FELIX JARAMILLO
Born: approx. 1948-1950
Johnny is a Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.
John "Johnny" Felix Jaramillo, passed away in his sleep at home 01/21/2007.
Johnny was retired and lived with his two children Joshua Jaramillo and
Ezekiel Jaramillo. He was a very hands on Dad, involved in all of his
children's activities. Johnny served in the Marine Corps. and worked in the
family business Popo's Mexican Food in Maryvale. He went on to work for some
of the valley's most prominent restaurants. Richard Mellman of Chicago,
recruited Johnny to help create and design a new menu and kitchen for a
Mexican food concept in Chicago called Hat Dance. Johnny thrived at creating
new recipes and concepts, and was truly in his realm when faced with that
challenge. Johnny loved music, camping, fishing and gourmet cooking for his
friends. Johnny also loved to read and have long deep conversations. He will
be missed by those who truly loved and understood him. He was a man of
compassion and would give the shirt off his back to someone who was in need.
Johnny was preceded in death by his beloved mother Betty Salazar, and his
beloved brother David Jaramillo, MHS; 1968. Johnny
is survived by his boys Joshua Jaramillo and Ezekiel Jaramillo, his Father
Felix Jaramillo and his brothers Joe Jaramillo, Michael Jaramillo, and Mario
Tello, along with many nieces and nephews. Visitation was Monday,
01/29/2007, at Advantage Maryvale Mortuary Chapel, 6901 West Indian School
Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85033. Funeral Mass was held Tuesday, 01/30/2007 at
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 5614 West Orangewood Glendale,
Arizona 85301. Published in The Arizona Republic on 01/28/2007.
GREGORY "Greg" J. JARCZYK
Greg was in the Coin Club during 1964-65, his freshman year. He was in
Parnassus during his junior & senior years; & the Physics Club in his senior
year. Greg's brothers are; Paul A. Jarczyk, MHS; 1969, & Peter "Pete"
Jarczyk (deceased 08/1995), MHS; 1971. Greg's sister is: Mary Jarczyk, MHS;
RONALD "Ron" J. JASMAN
Died: 08-21-1983, from suicide
Ron attended Bourgade High School during his sophomore year. He was on
the football & basketball teams during his freshman & sophomore class
years. Ron was on the track team during his sophomore year. Ron's
brother is Ray Jasman, MHS; 1969. Ron last resided in Virginia.
THOMAS "Tom" JAMES KAMODY
Tom was in the MHS Gun Club during his freshman & sophomore years. He was a
member of the Photo Club during his junior & senior years. His brothers are:
Robert Wayne Kamody, MHS; 1969 & Richard Kamody, MHS; 1974. His sisters are:
Karon (Kamody) Norris, MHS; 1971 & Jenne Kamody, MHS; 1976.
STEPHEN "Steve" ELIE KEEGAN, JR.
Born: 08-01-1950, in Patuxent River, St. Mary's County, Maryland
Died: 02-07-2005, 54 years of age, of Longview, Cowlitz County,
In 1964-65, Steve's freshman year, he participated in football,
basketball, baseball and class council. His sophomore year he was on the
JV-baseball team, a member of class council and the sophomore
representative in Key Club. During his junior year, Steve was on the
Varsity baseball team, and again a member in class council and Key Club.
Stephen's Father is Stephen Elie Keegan, SR. (deceased 09/1992, at 66
years of age, published in the Arizona Republic newspaper, Section B
page 12, on 09/18/1992, and the Phoenix Gazette, Section CL page 11, on
09/17/1992). Stephen's siblings are Dennis Allen Keegan, MHS; 1969 and
Christine "Chris" Keegan, MHS; 1978. Published in The Daily News,
Longview, Washington on 02/10/2005.
DOYLE W. McELMURRY
Doyle last resided in Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona USA 86303.
JANICE ARECE MILLER
Died: 1993, of Liver Disease.
Janice was a member of Girl's Athletic Association (GAA), in 1964-65, during
her freshman class year. She served on the sophomore (1965-66) class
council. She was an awesome person & a great friend!
MICHAEL "Mike" F. ODETTE
Mike attended Bourgade H.S. during his freshman & sophomore years, where he
was involved in student council, football, & basketball both class years. He
attended MHS during his junior & senior years.
RONALD "Ronnie/Ron" D. OKAMOTO
Born: 01-05-1950, in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona
Died: 07-23-2005, 55 years of age, of National City, San Diego County,
Ronnie was a drywall finisher. Published in the San Diego Union-Tribune on
07/31/2005 and 08/01/2005.
WAYNE STANLEY PIZIAK
Wayne last resided in Ventura, Ventura County, California 93004.
PATRICK "Pat" GENE POLAND
Died: 03-15-2000, by lethal injection execution, at ASPC, Florence,
24th murderer executed in U.S. in 2000
621st murderer executed in U.S. since 1976
2nd murderer executed in Arizona in 2000
21st murderer executed in Arizona since 1976
Pat was on the 1964-65 freshman football team & on the freshman
basketball gold team during his freshman year. His sophomore year,
1965-66, he was on the JV basketball team. Pat & his older brother
Michael were alleged to have murdered 2 armored car guards in a heist
that occurred north of Phoenix. They were eventually convicted &
executed for murdering both of the armored car drivers on 05/24/1977.
The Purolator van carried a total of $328,150 in cash, of which $288,000
was currency. The Purolator van was found on 05/25/1977, west of the
Interstate 17 near the Bumblebee Road exit. The same morning Michael
Poland rented a boat at the Temple Bar Marina on the Arizona side of
Lake Mead, to meet someone at Bonelli Landing. The companions (Pat's)
truck was stuck in the mud & all 4 wheels in the water, needing a tow
truck to free the truck. Within a week, Patrick & Michael made several
cash purchases & repaid loans in cash, spending more than $100,000. On
06/16/1977 & 06/23/1977 the bodies of the Purolator van driver-guards,
Russell Dempsey & Cecil Newkirk, were found 5 miles north of Bonelli
Landing at Debbie's Cove on the Nevada side of Lake Mead. Debbie's Cove
is approximately 5 miles due north of Bonelli Landing & is also the
closest point in Arizona to Debbie's Cove. More detailed facts related
to prior of the actual incident, court proceedings/findings:
1. State v. Patrick Poland (Patrick Poland II), 144 Ariz. 388, 698 P.2d
2. Info.about individuals executed in 2000; Patrick Poland, XX,
3. State v. Michael & Patrick Poland (Poland I), 132 Ariz. 269, 645 P.2d
4. Executed Gallery of Inmates executed since 1992; including Michael
& Patrick Gene Poland (*you must scroll down to find each listing).
5. AZ.Dept.of Corrections, Poland Execution, Factual & Procedural
6. The Arizona Republic Newspaper Archives, Patrick Gene Poland,
06/25/2004.7. March 2000 Executions.
3-15-00, ARIZONA: EXECUTION Patrick Poland.
Pat's last words included an apology to the families of the victims. He
requested & thanked them (& his own family & friends) for forgiveness
for the pain & suffering that he caused them. Pat requested that Donna
Hamm of Middle Ground Advocacy, of Tempe, Arizona, attend his execution.
Middle Ground Prison Reform, Inc. is dedicated to prison reform in
Arizona. Pat's brothers are: Michael Kent Poland (deceased 06/19/1999),
Jeffrey "Jeff" Poland, MHS; 1968 & Thad Poland, MHS; 1969.
STEVEN "Steve" ALAN RUST
Died: 07-23-2003, at 52 yrs. of age, in Phoenix, AZ.
Steven was born in Gary, Indiana, & came to Arizona at the age of 2. He
was a warehouse manager for Casino Arizona for over 5 yrs. Survived by
his beloved wife of 15 years, Patricia; daughter Melissa (Ben) Hurst;
son, Matthew Rust; mother, Kathryn Rust; sisters, Karen, MHS; 1971 &
Cathy; brothers, George, MHS; 1966 & Kevin, MHS; 1974. Steve will be
remembered as a wonderful father & loving husband. His smile will never
be forgotten. Memorial Service was 07-29-2003 at Chapel of the Chimes,
7924 N. 59th Ave., Glendale, AZ. Steve last resided in Phoenix, Maricopa
County, Arizona USA
PAMELA "Pami" S. SAMPLE
Born: 02-23-1950, in St.Joseph, Missouri.
Died: 11-04-2003, in Phoenix, Arizona.
Pami survived by her loving mother, Mary M. Sample and is preceded, in
death by her father, John Sample, Sr. who passed away February 18,
1986. She is also survived by her 2 brothers, John (Terry) Sample, MHS;
1975, and Ron (Iris) Sample; 1 sister, Pam Robb; 3 nieces and nephews
great-nephew. Memorial Services were held Thursday, 11/06/2003 at Chapel
of the Chimes Mortuary, 7924 N. 59th Avenue, Glendale, Arizona.
Published in the Arizona Republic on 11/07/2003. Pami attended her
freshman & sophomore years in Michigan. Pam was active in the Drama Club
& Tri-Hi-Y Club.
Charles' brother is Eddie Santeford, MHS; 1964. Charles last resided in
Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona USA 85031.
DEAN T. SEANOR
Dean's brother is Don "Seymour" Lee Seanor,
MHS; 1970, deceased 10/1980. Dean last resided in Phoenix, Maricopa
County, Arizona USA 85029.
Born: approx. 1949 or 1950
Died: approx. late 1969 or 1970, from leukemia.
Born: 10-02-1950, in Iola, Kansas
Died: 06-12-2005, at age 54, at Arbor, Hospice of the East Valley,
Jane is survived by son Jimmy, granddaughter Jasmine, two daughters
Shannon and Brandy, a twin sister Hazel Elaine (Shepard) Sherwood, MHS;
1968 and her husband Lance, two brothers Martin and Dennis Spires,
father Harold Shepard, and many nieces & nephews. Jane moved to Arizona
from Kansas in 1959 with her family. She graduated from Maryvale High
School in 1968. Jane was a member of beginning girls' chorus during her
freshman year, and mixed chorus during her sophomore year. She was a
member of Advanced Girls' Chorus during both her junior and senior class
years. On 11/02/1968 she married Jim Kolyszko. Although they later
divorced they remained friends in later life. Jim was by her bedside
throughout her recent illness. Jane worked at Motorola for a time then
stayed at home to be with her family. Her nieces and nephew Crystal,
Holly and Josh remember wonderful times playing at "Aunt Jane's" house
with their cousins. We all have especially fond memories at a family
cabin in Groom Creek near Prescott. While at home raising her family
Jane sewed baby mobiles for Judi's Originals. She also sewed uniforms
for restaurants like Garcia's. Jane had a special gift to make people
laugh. That is the gift that will remain with all of us forever and the
laughter we all shared. Jane was also an avid sports fan. She loved her
Denver Broncos and the Phoenix Suns. Her son Jimmy brought her and the
entire family great joy in his accomplishments, playing basketball at
Saguaro High School when he was selected player of the year, when
Saguaro won their State Championship. Jimmy also won a basketball
scholarship to ASU. Jane was a very kind, caring & forgiving person. She
loved animals, especially cats. They brought so much comfort to her
during the many challenges she faced in life. She will be loved & missed
so much. The family wishes to thank Hospice of the Valley and a special
thanks to Dr. Hunold and the I.C.U. nurses at Scottsdale
Healthcare-Osborn Campus for their dedicated care. Services were held at
Green Acres Mortuary, 401 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale, Arizona on
Saturday, 06/18/2005. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to
Arbor, Hospice of the Valley in Jane's
name or the Arizona Humane Society.
Published in The Arizona Republic on 06/15/2005. Jane last resided in
Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Arizona.
KIRK ROGER STEPHENSON
Died: 01-02-1989, at age 38, in Broward County, Florida
Kirk's freshman year, 1964-65, he participated in wrestling, peewee
football, track, student council &freshman class council. His sophomore
year, 1965-66, he was a member of football, track, student council
&sophomore class council. During his junior year, 1966-67, Kirk was on
the track team &participated in junior class council. Kirk's brother is
Richard "Ric" L. Stephenson, Carl Hayden H.S; 1963, & his sister-in-law
is Pat (Sandidge) Stephenson, MHS: 1964. Kirk is buried in Payson,
WARREN "Wade" SUTTON
Died: 06-01-2003, at 53 yrs.of age.
Wade served in the
US Army in Vietnam. He was a sales manager at CALPLY Door Systems. Wade
attended MHS from 1965-1968 & participated in football & basketball
during his freshman yr. He is survived by his loving wife of 2 years,
Pat; daughter Kristin; brother Glenn Sutton, MHS; 1973; parents Delores
& Warren Sutton; nephew Michael, & many close friends & relatives. Wade
will be remembered as an avid professional bass angler associated with
All Star Bass Fishing Tournaments. Services were 06-06-2003 at Heritage
Funeral Chapel 6830 W. Thunderbird Rd., Peoria, AZ. 85381 Burial at Holy
Cross Cemetery, Avondale, AZ. Donations to American Cancer Society 2929
E. Thomas Rd. Phx., AZ. 85016. Published in AZ.Republic on: 06/04/2003.
John McConnell said:"He was a great brother-in-law to me when I was
growing up. I am sad to see him go, but he is in a better place with
God. Thanks for being so kind to me, Wade!" Life-long friend Lacy L.
Scott, MHS; 1968 shared the following:"They had been friends since 1963
when they 1st metat Glenn L. Downs elementary. Remaining very close for
the next 20 yrs., often living together, between marriages. He was like
a brother & meant a great deal to me. For those who knew Wade, let me
share that he died with many people who truly loved him! Wade made a
difference in many a person's life & will be both missed & long
remembered." Kenny Allen shared:"Wade was my best friend in grade school
at G.L.Downs & into MHS yrs. We spent many a day together playing
baseball, fishing in the canal, practicing our "James Brown" & "Mick
Jagger" moves to their music, & of course talking about girls. Wade was
a great friend & pal." Wade resided in Glendale, Maricopa County, AZ.
Charles "Chuck" Eugene Treece
Published in The Arizona Republic on
May 19, 2012
Treece, Charles "Chuck" Eugene
64, of Phoenix,
Arizona passed away on May 17, 2012 after a year-long battle
with cancer. Chuck was born in Harrisburg, Arkansas to Walter &
Betty Treece. They moved to Phoenix, AZ & he has made it his
home since 1949. He attended Glenn L. Downs Elementary School,
Carl Hayden & Maryvale High School. He joined the Air Force,
served active duty in Vietnam & retired after 23 years as an E8
Senior Master Sergeant, with the 302nd Fighter Squadron, 944th
Fighter Wing, Luke AFB, AZ. Chuck is survived by his loving wife
of 40 years, Michele; his beloved children Terri Schneider
(Kevin), Jodi Stevens (Jim) & David Stuart; grandchildren
Zachary, Nathan, Bella & Jack; siblings Jerry Treece & Barbara
Locke; sister & brother-in-law Renee & Duane King; nieces,
nephews, numerous family members & friends. Chuck enjoyed golf,
traveling & spending time with his family. A private celebration
of life is planned. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions
may be made to Prime Care Hospice
CARL LEON ULMER, JR.
Died: 05-15-1994, in Bexar County, Texas.
Carl's sons are Carl Leon Ulmer, III and Christopher Jerome Ulmer, both
born in Nueces, Texas. Carl's sister is Sammie L. Ulmer, MHS; 1979 . His Father is Carl Leon Ulmer, Sr., a Corporal in the
U.S. Army Air Corps (03/14/1923 - 01/15/1988) and a Veteran of World War
II, buried at: Section 26, Site 8, National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
(NMCA), 23029 North Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85024.
CRAIG LYNN VARTY
Born: 08-16-1950, in Arizona.
Died: 11-18-1985, from a form of lymphatic leukemia; in San Diego
Craig was in gymnastics his sophomore year, & a member of Parnassus
during his sophomore, junior, & senior years. He played the clarinet in
Varsity Marching band, & the saxophone in the MHS Concert band & Service
Band during his sophomore, junior & senior class years. Craig's brothers
are: Keith "Kit" Varty, MHS; 1967 (deceased 03/10/1997), & Glenn Varty,
MHS: 1975. His sister is Pam Varty, MHS; 1973. Craig last resided in
Poway, San Diego County, California USA 92064.
John Roy Verdugo
Verdugo, John Roy passed away on June 2, 2013. John Roy was born
on April 1, 1950 in Phoenix, Arizona to Quirina (Katie) Herrera Verdugo
and Armin Duran Verdugo and had a sister, Diana L. Verdugo and brother,
Armin David Verdugo. He had many relatives and also enjoyed a
distinguished work life as a City Planner for Phoenix, Glendale, and
Maricopa County. He attended Maryvale High School '68 where he excelled
in Math and
Arizona State University where he received his Bachelor's degree in
Architecture and later became a member of the American Institute of
Certified Planners. He followed their code of ethics and professional
standards throughout his career. John Roy began his professional career
as an architect as an urban intern and quickly worked his way up to
Principal Planner in Phoenix. He later worked as a Planner in Glendale
and for Maricopa County. His duties and responsibilities included but
were not limited hillside reviews, redevelopment, neighborhood planning,
zoning, subdivisions and conducting administrative hearings for the
general public. His adventurous spirit took him to Tahiti, Bora Bora,
and Morea where he studied the cultures and art. At Belize, he studied,
admired and hiked to glyphs and monuments. Within the United States, he
visited Chicago, New York, Boston, New Orleans, Los Angeles, and San
Francisco which allowed him to enjoy his visits while at the same time
studying skylines, buildings and meeting with planning departments. John
Roy enjoyed riding the Colorado River Rapids, hiking in the Superstition
Mountains and as a result survived rigorous hiking training and received
"The New Warrior" certificate. He also enjoyed exploring the Arizona
countryside including the ruins of Tuzigoot and Montezuma Castle. He was
also generous to family and friends and the community. He was known for
being considerate of his fellow workers to those with whom he
interacted. He donated to the Orpheum Theater, various community
organizations, and enjoyed volunteer work with the Fiesta Bowl parade
constructing floats. John Roy had a wonderful sense of humor and it was
not unusual for him to be the life of the party. He was a great cook and
was known for his chili and corn tamales. His barbecues were legendary
and desserts wonderful. His parents were from Jerome and Clarkdale,
Arizona where he and his brother and sister spent many holidays and
summers at Oak Creek Canyon, Cottonwood, Prescott and Camp Verde. He and
his siblings enjoyed exploring caves and creeks, and trout fishing. He
hunted deer and elk with his Dad and Uncles and collected wild fruit and
vegetables to roast over campfires. He loved his pets including several
fresh water aquariums where his fish thrived but most of all he loved
his little black cat Be Be and Chachita, a very spoiled Yorskshire
Terrier. There were other dogs, cats and birds that also brought joy to
his life. John Roy was predeceased by his Father, Mother and Brother
with whom he is now united in everlasting happiness, and with many other
relatives and friends who were with him in life and with whom he is now
celebrating his homecoming. He was a "Man for all Seasons" who could fit
in anywhere. Que descanse en paz. Services will be held June 14 with a
Rosary at 9:30 AM at St. Helen's Church, 5510 W. Cholla, Glendale, AZ
and a Funeral Mass to follow at 10 AM. A private Inurnment for family to
Classmate recalls: John Roy Verdugo, attended school with me
(Laura Young) at GL Downs for most of grade school before we went
Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from
July 10 to July 12, 2011
Patricia Ann "Patty" Graff, 62, of 912 N. 16th St., died at
7:01 p.m. Friday (July 8, 2011) in Sunset Home. She was born
June 29, 1949, in Quincy, a daughter of Louis H. and
Marguerite Waterkotte Vogelpohl. She was a graduate of
Maryvale High School in Phoenix. She was a member of St.
Francis Catholic Church. Patty worked at North Adams Home in
Mendon. She was a CNA for 32 years, receiving the honor of
CNA of the Year in 2007. Patty was an avid bingo player, a
St. Louis Cardinal fan and she enjoyed traveling and
spending time with family. She was very involved with the
. Her sons and grandsons
were her pride and joy, she always wanted to be near them.
She loved life and was a happy-go-lucky person. She is
survived by two sons, Wesley Graff of Quincy and Travis
Graff and his wife, Adrienne, of Plainville; two grandsons,
Kaleb Leffert and Mason Graff, both of Plainville; a sister,
Mary "Susie" (Jerry) Manning of Bradenton, Fla.; two
brothers, Jack (Susie) Vogelpohl of Arizona and William
"Bill" Vogelpohl of Quincy; two nephews, Derek and Dusty;
and a niece, Misty. Patty was preceded in death by her
parents and a brother, Robert Vogelpohl. SERVICES: 10 a.m.
Wednesday in St. Francis Catholic Church with the Rev. Don
Blaeser conducting. MEMORIALS: Sunset Home, Blessing Cancer
Center or the
. ARRANGEMENTS: The Duker
and Haugh Funeral Home. WEBSITE:
. Condolences may be expressed
JOSEPH " Joe" K. YOUNGS
Born: 08-07-1949, in California
Died: 10-26-1984, in Alameda, California
Joe was on the MHS freshman football team in 1964-65, wearing jersey
#82. Joe participated in class Student Council, JV Football (wearing
jersey #71) in 1965-66 during his sophomore class year. He was a member
of the Biology club during his junior and senior years. In 1968 (his
senior year), he was a member of the student body executive committee
and was the Vice-president of Student Body Council. Joe was a member of
the MHS JV and Varsity Track teams during all 4 of his class year,
1964-65 through 1967-68; he participated in the various areas of discus,
hurdles, and track.
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