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CHARLOTTE H. BENSON aka “CHAR” Charlotte   “Char”   Benson   went   to   her   heavenly   home   on   January   3,   2017   after   complications   from   surgery.   She   was   born   March   20,   1938   in Concord,   NH   to   Lloyd   and   Grace   Fletcher.   She   married   Frank   W.   Benson   in   1956   in   Long   Beach,   CA.   Having   left   New   Hampshire   as   a teen,   Charlotte   lived   in   southern   California   with   her   husband,   three   sons   and   two   foster   sons   and   their   families.   She   and   Frank,   along   with two   of   their   sons’   and   families,   moved   to   Kingman, AZ   in   1992   to   open   the   Big   O   Tires   store   there.   Since   the   1970’s   she   worked   alongside Frank   in   various   Big   O   Tire   stores   as   co-owner,   until   she   retired   in   early   2014.   They   are   both   remembered   as   pillars   in   the   Big   O   Tires family.     Although   she   and   Frank   resided   in   Needles,   CA   for   the   next   twenty   years,   Charlotte   moved   back   to   Kingman   in   February   of   2015, where   she   enjoyed   her   family   as   well   as   her   church   family   at   Calvary   Chapel.   She   loved   visiting   with   lady   friends,   discussing   her   younger years   when   she   worked   as   a   telephone   operator   at   Pacific   Bell   and   competed   in   synchronized   swimming,   among   other   things.   The greatest   joys   in   her   life   were   her   family   and   her   dogs!   Charlotte   was   preceded   in   death   by   her   parents;   her   husband,   Frank   and   her   sister, Peggy.   She   was   beloved   as   wife,   mother,   mother-in-law,   grandmother   and   great-grandmother.   She   is   survived   by   her   sons   Frank   (wife Karen),   Gene   (wife   Kristie),   and   Ron;   and   also   by   six   grandchildren   and   seven   great-grandchildren.   Memorial   services   are   planned   for Thursday,   January   19   at   4   p.m.   at   Calvary   Chapel,   500   Stowell Ave.,   Kingman, AZ   (corner   of   Spring   &   Stowell   downtown.) There   will   be   an informal   celebration   of   Charlotte’s   life   at   Frank   and   Karen’s   home   afterward.   Information   will   be   available   at   the   church.   Services   are   also planned   for   Friday,   January   20   at   1   p.m.   at   Riverside   National   Cemetery,   22495   Van   Buren   Blvd,   Riverside,   CA   92518.   There   will   also   be an   informal   gathering   at   Ken   Williams’   home   afterward.   Information   will   available   at   the   service   or   contact   the   family.   Please   send   flowers to   Calvary   Chapel,   500   Stowell   Ave.,   Kingman   AZ   86401.   Arrangements   were   placed   under   the   care   of   Lietz-Fraze   Funeral   Home   and Crematory. Thoughts and condolences may be submitted to the family at www.lietz-frazefuneralhome.com  KALEB MASON STUART Kaleb   Mason   Stuart,   4,   passed   away   on   January   2,   2017.   He   was   born   on   July   10,   2012.   Kaleb   was   a   sweet,   loving,   caring   boy.   He   was   a true   one   of   a   kind.   He   had   the   biggest   heart   and   loved   his   big   brother   Jared.   He   could   make   anyone   smile   and   brighten   their   day.   Kaleb was   simply   and   angel.   He   will   be   missed   by   all   who   knew   him.   Funeral   arrangements   under   the   care   of   Mohave   Memorial   Funeral   and Cremation Services. GREGORY B. ROCCO In   loving   memory   of   Gregory   B.   Rocco,   to   his   friends   and   family.   Remember   me,   Remember   me   when   flowers   bloom,   Early   in   the   spring, Remember   me   on   sunny   days   In   the   fun   that   summer   brings,   Remember   me   in   the   fall, As   you   walk   through   the   leaves   of   gold, And   in   the wintertime   -   remember   me,   In   the   stories   that   are   told,   But   most   of   all   remember,   Each   day   -   right   from   the   start,   I   will   be   forever   near,   For   I live within your heart - Judith Karen Bulock BARBARA ANN DODSON Barbara   Ann   Dodson   of   Kingman   died   Thursday,   January   3,   2017.   She   was   68.   Barbara   was   born   on   September   15,   1948   in   Kingman, Arizona. The family contact is George Washington Dodson, Jr. Arrangements were made by Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. MICHAEL JOHNSON Michael   Johnson   passed   away   in   his   home   in   Dolan   Springs,   on   Sunday,   December   11,   2016,   at   the   age   of   62.   Mike   leaves   behind   his   wife Linda;   mother   Mary   Johnson;   daughters   Jennifer   and   Jaralyn;   sister   Barb;   brothers   Ed   and   Richard   and   step   daughter   Shannon.   He   was preceded   in   death   by   his   dad   Walter;   brother   Wally   “Gator”   and   stepson   Gary.   Mike   was   born   in   Chicago,   Illinois   and   grew   up   in   Crystal Lake,   Illinois.   He   lived   in   a   few   states   which   included   Florida   and   moved   to Arizona   in   2003,   where   his   wife   lived   in   Lake   Havasu   City,   then they   settled   in   Dolan   Springs   in   2004.   Mikes   jobs   were   in   construction,   heavy   equipment   operator,   semi   truck   driving   and   worked   at   a   large “produce   market”   in   Tampa,   Florida   and   Dolan   Springs,   Arizona.   He   knew   several   people   from   hauling   pallets   to   Las   Vegas   to   be refurbished.   Funeral   services   will   be   held   on   Saturday,   January   14,   2017   at   11:00   a.m.,   in   Dolan   Springs,   at   The   First   Assembly   of   God, with   Pastor   Howard   Walzer.   Arrangements   were   placed   under   the   care   of   Lietz-Fraze   Funeral   Home   and   Crematory.   Thoughts   and condolences may be submitted to the family at www.lietz-frazefuneralhome.com DIXIE ANN DAVIS Dixie Ann   Davis   of   Golden   Valley   died   Thursday,   December   22,   2016.   She   was   72.   Dixie   was   born   on   June   30,   1944.   The   family   contact   is her sister Rita Marie Johnson. Arrangements were made by Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. LARRY LEE ARMSTRONG Larry   Lee   Armstrong   of   Kingman   died   Thursday,   December   22,   2016.   He   was   72.   Mr.   Armstrong   was   born   on   April   7,   1944   in   Eugene, Oregon. The family contact is his wife Carolyn Frances Armstrong. Arrangements were made by Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. LUCY ARREDONDO (FERGUSON) BRAITHWAIT Lucy Arredondo   (Ferguson)   Braithwait   was   born   on   July   27,   1934   to   Ponciano   and   Carolina Avila   in   Kingman, Arizona   and   returned   to   the Lord   early   Christmas   morning   December   25,   2016   at   the   age   of   82.   She   attended   Mohave   County   Union   High   School   where   she   excelled in   the   curriculum   of   the   school   academic   studies   program,   was   a   member   of   the   school   band,   a   member   of   the   Girls’   Athletic   Association and   was   a   superior   softball   player   with   the   Kingman   Gold   Diggers   softball   team.   She   married   Elmer   Ferguson   and   had   four   sons   over   the next   several   years.   In   1973   she   married   Stanley   ‘Speed’   Braithwait,   together   they   doted   on   and   enjoyed   showing   off   their   Pomeranians, Princess   then   Precious,   and   followed   later   by   Prince.   At   the   end   of   the   1950’s   she   began   her   career   at   the   new   Arizona   Ford   Proving Grounds   where   she   retired   from   31   years   later.   Lucy   also   began   bowling   in   the   early   60’s   and   was   a   Tuesday   night   mixed   league   standout into   the   2000’s   when   she   had   to   give   it   up   for   health   reasons.   Lucy   enjoyed   watching   and   scoring   ‘her’   Diamondbacks   as   well   as   collecting D’Back   memorabilia.   Lucy   was   a   lifetime   member   of   St.   Mary’s   Catholic   Church   where   she   leaves   behind   many   friends   and   acquaintances including   her   ‘pew   buddies’.   Lucy   was   predeceased   by   her   parents,   Ponciano   Arredondo   and   Carolina   Avila   Arredondo;   her   sister,   also named   Luz;   brothers,   Jesse   ‘Chuy’   Arredondo   and   Joe   Arredondo.   Lucy   is   survived   by   her   brothers,   Angel   Arredondo   and   Arturo   ‘Art’ Arredondo;   her   sons,   Gary   (Donna)   Ferguson,   Larry   (Jan)   Ferguson,   Keith   (Dorothy)   Ferguson   and   Earl   (Kim)   Ferguson;   and   by   her grandchildren;   Monica Ann,   Eli,   Jeanette,   Sean,   Heather,   Nicholas, Austin   and   Steven;   and   10   great-grandchildren.   There   will   be   visitation from   5:00   to   6:00   p.m.   with   Rosary   to   follow,   on   Friday   evening,   January   6   at   Sutton   Memorial   Funeral   Home,   1701   Sycamore   Ave., Kingman, AZ. There   will   be   Mass   at   10:00   a.m.   on   Saturday   morning,   January   7   at   St.   Mary’s   Catholic   Church,   302   W.   Spring   St.,   officiated by   Fr.   Matthew   Krempel.   Graveside   service   will   immediately   follow   at   Mountain   View   Cemetery.      There   will   be   a   reception   at   the   St.   Mary’s Parish Hall, provided by the Bells of St. Mary’s, following the graveside service. DIANE MERRILL GREMLICH Diane   Merrill   Gremlich   of   Kingman   died   on   Monday,   December   26,   2016.   She   was   60.   Diane   was   born   on   June   10,   1956   in   Salt   Lake   City, Utah.   The   family   contact   is   Randall   Kurt   Gremlich.   A   service   was   held   on   Monday,   January   2,   2017.   Arrangements   were   made   by   Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. MILDRED"MILLIE" LOMERSO, 12/18/1936 to 05/12/2016 Mildred   Lomerson   passed   away   on   May   12,   2016.   She   is   survived   by   her   husband   of   60   years,   Lewis   Lomerson   of   Kingman,   three children,   Michael   Lomerson   of   Tucson, Ariz,   Mary   Kane   of   Buffalo,   NY   and   Elizabeth   Lomerson   of   Kingman.      She   had   5   grandchildren   and 5   great   grandchildren   with   another   one   on   its   way.   Everyone   who   knew   her   loved   her,   she   was   a   kind   and   loving   person   and   she   is   greaty missed. She is now in Peace with the Lord. JEFFREY ALAN SCHOONMAKER Jeffrey Alan   Schoonmaker   of   Kingman   died   on   Wednesday,   June   8,   2016.   He   was   52.   Mr.   Schoonmaker   was   born   on   December   2,   1963   in Grand   Rapids,   Michigan.   He   was   the   husband   of   Tina   Margarite   (Quam)   Schoonmaker.   Arrangements   were   made   by   Sutton   Memorial Funeral Home. CAROL GENEVIEVE RICCARDI Carol   Genevieve   of   Kingman   died   on   Saturday,   June   11,   2016.   She   was   79.   Mrs.   Riccardi   was   born   on   November   5,   1936   in   Queens   New York.   She   was   the   wife   of   Victor   A.   Riccardi,   Jr.   A   service   will   be   held   at   Sutton   Memorial   Funeral   Home   on   Friday,   June   17   10:00   a.m. Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 16 from 5-7 p.m. Arrangements were made by Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. CHARLES JIMMIE ELLIS Charles   Jimmie   Ellis   of   Kingman   died   Sunday,   May   29,   2016.   He   was   69.   Mr.   Ellis   was   born   on April   24,   1947   in   Santa   Monica,   California. He was the husband of Margaret Ann Ellis. Arrangements were made by Desert View Funeral Home. AUGUSTUS CHARLES HUNTLEY Augustus   Charles   Huntley   of   Meadview   died   on   Saturday,   May   14,   2016.   He   was   72.   Mr.   Huntley   was   born   on   January   22,   1944   in Pasadena, California. Arrangements were made by Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. CAROL ANN BRASSILL Carol Ann   Brassill   of   Kingman   has   died   Thursday, April   14,   2016.   She   was   87.   Carol   was   born   on   September   8,   1937   in   Sedalia,   Missouri. Arrangements were made by Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. BERTHA IRENE BOWERS Bertha   Irene   Bowers   of   Kingman   has   died.   She   was   95.   Bertha   was   born   on   March   18,   1921   in   Hicksville,   Ohio. Arrangements   were   made by Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. AGNES ELIZABETH WILLIARD
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