Donna Elaine Cowan, born February 27, 1941 passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family Thursday September 12, 2019.
Donna is survived by her husband Dale, her sons Michael and Randy, her precious granddaughter Brendi, daughter in-law Dorie, sister Kathy, brother John, four granddaughters, numerous great grandchildren, and one great great grandson.
She is preceded in death by her parents, siblings, and her adored grandson Shane Michael.
Donna was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Donna will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
Thomas D Richards, 77, of Flagstaff, AZ, died Wed., Sep. 4, 2019, at Olivia White Hospice Home following a long illness. Tom was born Oct. 12, 1941, to Thomas & Geraldine (Morby) Richards in Ogden, UT. He married Dixie Stanger on May 10, 1961, in Preston, ID, later making their life together in Flagstaff, AZ.
Tom spent his youth through his early 20’s haying on his aunt and uncle’s ranch in Evanston, WY, often using his vacation time to do so. He was “all things cowboy”. He loved to hunt, ride horses, and befriend dogs. After moving to Flagstaff he faithfully worked for the US Postal Service for 48 years, never once going postal. His greatest love was for his wife whom he called “the perfect woman”, his family, and God. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints his whole life, ultimately being ordained a high priest. He was also an avid reader who loved history.
Tom is survived by his loving wife, Dixie; sister, Jeanne (Darrel) Larsen of Alpine, UT; his children Thomas (Roshan) Richards of Pleasant Grove, UT; Carrie Richards of Mattoon, IL; Susie (Bob) Lashua of Chino Valley, AZ; Deborah Richards of Flagstaff, AZ; and by 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. The family has opted for a private service. He was greatly loved and will be greatly missed.
John W. Gobble was called home on September 10, 2019 after fighting a short courageous battle with cancer.
He was born on July 28th, 1942 to Sherman and Claudia Gobble in Springdale, Arkansas.
John married Amo Mantooth on December 25, 1960. They started a family and a life serving the Lord.
He became an ordained minister for the Assembly of God. His life reflected a total devotion to Jesus. He answered the call from God to move out to Arizona in 1979 to become a youth minister and missionary in Teesto Arizona. He was the Pastor of churches in Ajo and Cameron Arizona.
It was in 1984 that he was called to Pastor and build a church in Winona, east of Flagstaff. With the help of the Lord and parishioners, he was able to build a church there. He was the Pastor there for 20 years.
After retirement, he continued his work serving people by volunteering at Flagstaff Medical Center for over 25 years. He was one of the Chaplains at the hospital and then went on to volunteer in the gift shop and front desk. He made many precious friends at the hospital. He would try to be a blessing to everyone that he met. John was known for his infectious smile and big heart. He never ended a conversation without saying a genuine “You be blessed today”. He touched others by offering prayers, chocolates and jokes. He was a devoted husband, loving father and precious friend
John is survived by his wife of 58 years, Amo. His daughter, Vonceil (Kevin Dobbe), son James (Brandie) Gobble. His grandchildren, Theresa, Sarah, Christopher, Anthony, Bailey and Morgan and a great-grandchild, Gunner. He is survived by his brother James, sisters Floramae, Betty, Wanda and Sharon and nieces Carol Dean, Carla, Teresa and nephew Luke.
He is preceded in death by his son Michael and daughter Tina.
He will be greatly missed here on Earth, but Heaven is rejoicing for his arrival!
A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday September 18th at 11:00 am, It will be held at Northland Christian Assembly (1715 W. University Ave Flagstaff, Arizona). Fellowship and Lunch to follow.
Richard Jeffrey (Jeff) Stevenson, 63, died August 22, 2019 at his home in Parks, Arizona. He will be remembered at a military service and interment on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 11:00 a.m. at Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery-Camp Navajo, 14317 Veterans Drive, Bellmont, AZ 86015.
Born in Phoenix, Arizona to Nelson Keith Stevenson and Frances Stevenson (Wardell), Jeff attended Arcadia High School and graduated from Camelback High School. After a year at Yavapai Jr. College, Jeff enlisted in the United States Navy, where he acquired his skills for maintaining and repairing helicopters. Inspired by the cattle ranching and livestock show careers of his grandfather “Daddy Bill” Stevenson, and his father, Jeff moved to Parks after four years in the Navy to own and operate a small cattle ranch.
He worked for more than 30 years for Grand Canyon Helicopters, Airstar and Maverick Helicopters and was proud of never having lost a “bird,” either in the military or at the Canyon. Jeff beat a 10% survival prognosis for Hanta virus, which he caught at age 44, returning to his ranch and work after four months on life support at UNM Medical Center.
He is predeceased by his father, ”Nellie” and is survived and mourned by his mother and stepfather, Frances and Dick Wardell, brothers James Nelson and Roger Stevenson, all of Scottsdale, his nieces and nephews and his many friends from the Navy, Grand Canyon aviation and the livestock community. Condolences may be left for the family at www.FlagstaffMortuary.com.
Carlyle Stevens Hulet, 97, of Kanab, Utah completed his final route August 29, 2019.
Carlyle was born in Parowan Utah to Rupert Wallace and Sarah Emily Stevens Hulet February 9, 1922. Carlyle created a milk distributorship in 1946 and worked in that business for 72 years in much of Southern Utah and Northern Arizona. In high school and college, he played in the band and played basketball earning a letter at BAC in Cedar City, Utah. In 1942 he married Norma Lemmon in Parowan, Utah. Their union produced 8 children, 4 girls and 4 boys.
Prior to his business, he served in World War II in the artillery in Germany on the front lines for over six months. In 1956 he moved to Kanab, Utah and expanded his business into Arizona. In his business he employed more than 100 individuals. Throughout his life he was involved in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving at one time as a Bishop.
Carlyle leaves fourteen children (children & spouses), sixty-nine grandchildren, one hundred thirteen great-grandchildren and thirteen great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Norma, all his siblings except his sister Eveleen George and Sister-in-law, Betty Hulet, two children, two daughters-in-law, one son-in-law and one-grandson-in-law.
Visitation will be held in Kanab on September 13, 2019, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and September 14, 2019, from 9:00 to 10:45 a.m. with the funeral to follow at 11:00 a.m. For an expanded version of Carlyle's life and obituary visit, Mosdell Mortuary's Website at https://mosdellmortuary.com.
Andrea R. Barton, 41 passed away in Flagstaff, AZ, on September 4, 2019. She is survived by her children: Marcus, Yesenia and Leon Barton Jr.; her brother Garan Begay, as well as her parents: Joy Russell and Vance Begay, many Aunts and Uncles, and also her Grandparents Evelyn and Chee Begay.
She was preceded in death, by her step-dad Frank Russell and maternal grandparents Mary and Albert Cody. Andrea worked in medical finance offices as well as other office jobs. She worked in Phoenix, Winslow and Flagstaff. She loved her children very much as well as her family and friends. She made her home in Birdsprings, AZ.
Services will be held on September 9, 2019 at Norvel Owens Chapel at 10am. She will be laid to rest at Grandfalls Cemetery.
Ethel Gloria Ulibarri 80, beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister passed away in Glendale, AZ, on September 5, 2019. Ethel was born September 11, 1938 in McNary, AZ, daughter of the late Moises Gallegos and Faustina Montoya. She will be reunited in heaven with Daniel Gallegos, brother and Virginia Gallegos, sister.
She retired from Coconino County as Clerk of the Board of Supervisors. Ethel is survived by husband Manuel, daughters/sisters Isabel Castillo and Dora Quinones; sons/brothers Moises Gallegos (Stephanie) and Ron Gallegos (Cheryl); sons Russell (Syd), Greg (Ann), Armando (Heidi) and Darryl (AB); 25 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren; and siblings Allen Gallegos and Gabriel Gallegos.
Services for Ethel Ulibarri will be Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at St. James Roman Catholic Parish, 19640 N. 35th Ave. Glendale. Visitation will begin at 9AM with Rosary at 9:45 AM, and Mass to begin at 11AM. Interment will follow at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona at 1:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society 4550 E. Bell Rd. Ste 126, Phoenix, AZ 85302.
Gloria, 77, of Sun City, Arizona passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2019 from a brief illness.
Gloria moved to Arizona in 2002 from Delavan, Wisconsin. She raised three children while growing a family business with her husband, PRB Corp for 25 years. Gloria then ventured into the real estate market after moving to Sun City. Gloria enjoyed her family and extended family, games cards and movies. Gloria will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 52 years, John and her children, John Dwinell, Jr. of Nashville, Tennessee, Jenet (Charlie) Baribeau of Louisville, Kentucky, and Kerry (Randy) Ahrens of Menasha, Wisconsin. Gloria will also be fondly remembered by her four grandchildren, Colin, Elyse, JJ, and Sydney.
A Funeral Service in memory of Gloria will be held on Friday, September 13, 2019 at 11:00 a.m., at the Sunland Memorial Park, 15826 N Del Webb Blvd, Sun City, AZ 85351. In Lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations in honor of Gloria to Team Gloria for Cancer Crush for continuing cancer research https://fundraise.mcw.edu/team/247352.