In Memory


Marilyn Reno – 2019

Marilyn Reno, long time Pioneer in Arizona, passed away peacefully November 6th.  She was a board member for Southern Arizona Club for many years, and served as the luncheon greeter and recorder until writing became too difficult for her. Never one to shy away, Marilyn had been one of the first female supervisors in the plant department in St Joseph, Missouri. When she retired from Southwestern Bell in Missouri in the 80’s, she and her husband moved to Tucson, and she met everyone and got to know them by offering to take names for the luncheon.   For many years, she worked at the 4th Ave Street fair, and donated her earnings to the club for Readers For Life. She enjoyed those events tremendously, and supported education through reading, mentoring at Walter Douglas Elementary, and family services within Flowing Wells district; she volunteered with Hug a Bears, and many other Pioneer projects over the years.  Marilyn will be missed for her smile, support, participation and calm and supportive advice. She was an inspiration to us all. The family prefers donations to Pioneers in Marilyn’s memory, for education projects.  Please use the donate button on the web site and add remark “in Marilyn’s memory”.  Services will be at Adair Avalon Chapel, 8090 N. Northern Ave, Friday Nov 15, 2 pm. Interment will be private for the family only on Monday after the service .

Bob Gahagan – Aug 21, 2019

Bob passed away after a long bout with cancer as a result of exposure to agent orange during his term in Vietnam. There will be a memorial service Saturday, October 12th at Casa Molina, 6225 E. Speedway at 3:00 pm.

Pat Gougeon – Sept 11, 2019

Pat passed away on the morning of 9/11/19. His son, Zac is putting together a celebration of life. It is Sunday, October 13th @ 3pm, at 7401 E Calle Vega.

Audrey Williams – December 5, 1924 – Sept 22, 2019

Born in Chicago, Illinois to Hilda and Carl Lund. She and a friend journeyed across the country to Tucson by car following World War II and has been here since. Audrey worked at Mountain Bell for over 40 years. She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Dick and Eleanor Hagen and husband, Gene. She was an incredible woman who could accomplish nearly anything once she put her mind to it, including servicing her own cooler on the roof well into her 80’s. Audrey had a huge heart and had a positive impact on everyone around her. She is survived by sons, Gary (Rhonda) and Mike (Karen); grandchildren, Derek, Stacie and Stephanie and five great-grandchildren. Graveside Services at Evergreen Cemetery (Oracle Road) on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Arrangements by EVERGREEN MORTUARY. Obituary

Doris Tofel – Aug 25, 2019

Charlotte Anderson – Aug 25, 2019

Bob Gahagan – Aug 21, 2019

Ray Hathaway – Aug 4, 2019

Dorthy Treese (Minnena)

Mother of Steve De La Cuesta – 2019

Rose Ahern (wife of Bart Ahern) – April 15, 2019

Betty Hess – March 15, 2019

Lawrence William George – Feb 28, 2019


Jon Smith – Feb 24, 2019

Gilbert Sepulveda – Father of Cathy Greer – Feb 2019

Anita Gere – Feb 2019

Frank Ruhl – Feb 15, 21019 Obituary

Cher Anne Perrin – Jan 2019 – Obituary

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