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Arthur Gaspar Dias passed away August 19, 2018 at Hospice Home in Kingman, Ariz. He was born Oct. 1, 1925 in Newark, Calif.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII in the South Pacific. He retired from the railroad after 33 years of service in Calif. He went on to help with scenic trains in California and Arizona. In the 1990s, he worked as a cowboy on the Grand Canyon steam train. He played in several groups here in the Kingman area as a cowboy entertainer. Also in the 1980s he was an extra in several movies made in Calif.

He leaves a son Michael of Grover Beach, Calif., a daughter Janice of Center, Missouri; a sister Angie of Angels Camp, Calif.; many friends and a longtime companion Judy Spencer; and his pet dog Emmett. We all miss him dearly.

Donations may be made to Hospice in Kingman.

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Edward Lee Davis, of Golden Valley, died Sunday, September 2, 2018. He was 24. Mr. Davis was born July 15, 1994 in Kingman, Ariz. The family contact is his father William Edward Davis. Arrangements were made by Sutton Memorial Funeral Home.

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Pamela Nash Plew, of Kingman, died Saturday, September 1, 2018. She was 56. Mrs. Plew was born April 24, 1962 in Phoenix, Ariz. A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 6, at 10 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Kingman. The family contact is her husband Monty Earl Plew. Arrangements were made by Sutton Memorial Funeral Home.

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Kathryne Frances De Shields died Thursday August 30, 2018, in Kingman. She was 99.

Kathryne was born May 12, 1919, in Kingman, Arizona. She graduated from Mohave County Union High School, attended St. Vincent Hospital College of Nursing in Los Angeles, and in 1941 became a registered nurse. In 1943, she married Robert Lee De Shields and lived in Richmond, California before moving to El Sobrante, California. She moved back to Kingman in 1979 after retiring.

She worked at Richmond Hospital as Assistant Head Nurse until retiring in 1979. She was active at St. Joseph’s Parish in Pinole, her local Mom’s Club, PTA’s, and became an amateur radio operator while raising her family. In Kingman, she was a member of the Daughters of Mohave County Pioneers, the Mohave Historical Society, volunteered at the Mohave Museum of History and Arts and belonged to St. Mary’s Belles. She was a member of the Moose Lodge in Kingman for 38 years and was Deputy Grand for Arizona & New Mexico.

Kathryne is treasured by her family and friends. She was devoted to her faith, enjoyed sharing time with her friends and family, playing games, doing crosswords, needlework, and recording daily events. She was always up for a fun time and her bright smile will be dearly missed.

Mrs. De Shields is survived by: two sons, Frank De Shields of Kingman, AZ, Mike De Shields of Rio Vista, CA; and daughter, Helen Siciliani of Woodstock, GA; 8 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Her son, Robert Casey De Shields, husband, Robert Lee De Shields, daughter, Mary Joann Fonseca, and her two brothers, Bill L. Casson and Frank A. Casson preceded her in death.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a rosary at 6 p.m. on Thursday September 6, 2018 at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home, 1701 Sycamore Ave, Kingman, AZ 86401. Scriptures will be read at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 7, 2018 at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home with burial to follow at Mountain View Cemetery, 1301 N. Stockton Hill Rd, Kingman, AZ, 86401.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Moose Lodge in Kingman or the Mohave Museum of History and Arts.

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On Sunday, August 26, 2018, Virginia Sue (Susie) Simmons, loving wife and mother, passed away at the age of 65.

Susie was born on June 28, 1953, in Kinmundy, Illinois to Steven and Fern Mulvaney. She received her Master’s in Education from the University of Arizona and was an educator for nearly three decades in both Tucson and Kingman, Ariz.

On September 7, 1985, she married Kent Timothy Simmons. She was a model Christian in lifestyle and shared her faith regularly serving in Sunday Schools, worship teams and Bible studies. By all accounts, Susie was honest, patient, kind, forgiving, and nurturing—a true model of Galatians 5:22-23. An excellent teacher and well-respected by her peers and colleagues, Susie helped and guided the course of many students and teachers to becoming successful and impactful. She loved children and especially her grandchildren. The beach was her favorite place to be whenever she travelled.

She was preceded in death by her father, mother, three brothers and one sister. She is survived by three brothers, her husband Kent, and her four adult children, Deborah, Kelley, Sarah, Holly, several nieces and nephews, eight grandchildren, Kayla, Caroline, Emily, Lauren, Bryce, Tucker, Joshua, Abigail, and one great-grandson, Landon. Susie will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Her funeral service will be held on Saturday September 1 at 11 a.m. at College Park Baptist Church located at 1990 Jagerson Avenue, Kingman. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Susie Simmons Memorial Fund through Canyon Community Church in Kingman, Ariz., at canyon-church.com.

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William Bentley Hopkins

William Bentley Hopkins, class of '78, suddenly and unexpectedly passed away from a heart attack at his home this past Friday, August 17, 2018. He was 57. Rather than a funeral, a Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held for Bentley at the Desert Church of Christ located at 2345 Gordon Dr. in Kingman, which is on the corner of Gordon Dr. and Lomita. The service will begin at 3:30 pm on Saturday the August 25, an open mic will be available. A Social Gathering will be immediately following at Walleck Ranch Park located at 3851 N. Willow Rd.

Bentley is survived by his wife Donna, their son Troy, their daughter Cara Dennonville, their grandchildren Triton and Jennifer Hopkins, as well as Bentley’s sister Trevyah Hopkins. Other family members include their daughter-in-law Jennifer Hopkins, son-in-law Pat Dennonville, Bentley’s uncle Laron Cross and his wife Chris, as well as his two aunts Billie Griffin, Neda Cook and several cousins.

The family contact is his wife Donna E. Hopkins. Arrangements were made by Sutton Memorial Funeral Home.

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Eddie Ray Dollarhide of Big Water, Utah, died Monday, August 13, 2018. He was 73. Mr. Dollarhide was born Oct. 18, 1944 in Kingman, Ariz. The family contact is his daughter Rayedda May Webber. Arrangements were made by Sutton Memorial Funeral Home.

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Yvonne Felicia Rodriguez

8/23/56 –8/11/2018

Yvonne was called into our Lord’s arms on August 11, 2018. She was born on August 23, 1956 to Rudolph and Hortensia Rodriguez of San Jose, California.

Yvonne was preceded in death by her parents Rudolph and Hortensia Rodriguez.

She is survived by Avette and Lea Torres, Kevin and Elena Hall as well as 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She loved knitting and making blankets for her grandchildren and will be missed by all who knew her.

The family will hold a private celebration of life for Yvonne.

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Patricia Ruth Conley, of Kingman, died Saturday, August 11, 2018. She was 82. Ms. Conley was born Sept. 24, 1935 in St. Louis, Missouri. The family contact is her son Glen Patrick Conley. Arrangements were made by Sutton Memorial Funeral Home.

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Joyce Faye Button, of Kingman, died on Monday, August 6, 2018. She was 63. Mrs. Button was born on Sunday, November 7, 1954 in Prescott, Arizona. The family contact is Danielle Faye Button. A viewing and service was held on Tuesday, August 14. Burial was held at the Chloride Cemetery. The family has a gofundme account at gofundme.com/VXKM6Q3G.

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Gordon Calvin Skeens, of Kingman, died on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. He was 88. Mr. Skeens was born on Thursday, May 1, 1930 in Vaszuez, Colorado. The family contact is his daughter, Kathleen Julie Morgan. Arrangements were made by Sutton Memorial Funeral Home.

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Susan Patterson of Kingman died Thursday, August 8, 2018. She was 79. Mrs. Patterson was born Aug. 18, 1939 in Glendale, Calif. The family contact is her husband Bobby Wayne Patterson. Arrangements were made by Sutton Memorial Funeral Home.

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Robert Arnold French of Kingman died Saturday, August 4, 2018. He was 77. Mr. Arnold was born May 21, 1941 in Caro, Michigan. The family contact is his wife Della Eileen French. Arrangements were made by Sutton Memorial Funeral Home.

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Skipper Beach of Dolan Springs died Wednesday, August 1, 2018. She was 66. Skipper was born Dec. 1, 1951, in North Bend, Ore. The family contact is her sister Letha Neomi Valencia. Interment will be at Lakeside Cemetery in Cos Bay, Ore. Arrangements were made by Sutton Memorial Funeral Home.

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Rita Katherine Mangelsdorf went to her heavenly home on July 21, 2018. She was born to John and Katherine Sadosky on December 8, 1930 in Albany, NY. Rita graduated summa cum laude from Valparaiso University with a degree in History and Religion.

She served as a Deaconess in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in Chicago, IL, where she met her beloved husband, Dr. William E. Mangelsdorf, who preceded her to heaven in 1999. Rita lived a long and fulfilling life serving her Lord. She was a loving mother to three sons, David, Peter, and Timothy, and one daughter, Rebecca. She also is survived by nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service for Rita will be held on September 1, 2018 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to Lutheran World Relief or Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

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John R. Fahnholz of St. Augustine, Florida died in Kingman, Ariz., on Saturday, July 28, 2018. He was 71. Mr. Fahnholz was born January 7, 1947 in Holdrege, Neb. The family contact is his daughter Tammy R. Fahnholz. Arrangements were made by Sutton Memorial Funeral Home.

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It is with great sadness that the family of  shares her passing on July 21, 2018 at 7:50 a.m. in her home in Valle Vista, Ariz.

Toni was born April 29, 1941 to Antonina & Clarence Roberts in Boston, Massachusetts. The combination of Italian (mother) and Irish (father) helped create the fiery spirit for which Toni was so well known. She was a fashion designer for many years and had her own business – Antonina’s Sewing Shoppe in Sparks, Nev., for 10 years. In addition to sewing, Toni filled her days with cooking, gardening, animals and birds that she loved.

Toni is survived by her companion of 23 years, James (Jim) W. Mack; her brothers Clarence and John Roberts; her four children - Dennis (Olivia) DeHetre; David (Rosita) DeHetre; Donna DeHetre; and Charles (Anne) DeHetre; plus, 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters (Lisa and Tashia).

A celebration of Toni’s life will be held October 20 at a location to be determined. Contact Jim Mack at 928-757-8317 for more information. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to KRMC Hospice, 3269 Stockton Hill Road, Kingman, AZ 86409.

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George William Lauderdale, of Kingman, died on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. He was 48. Mr. Lauderdale was born on Thursday, March 5, 1970 in Des Moines, Iowa. The family contact is his daughter, Deonza Renee Gosser. Arrangements were made by Sutton Memorial Funeral Home.

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Tommy Gene Skipper, of Kingman, died Friday, July 20, 2018. He was 91. Mr. Skipper was born on May 30, 1927 in Neosho, Missouri. The family contact is his son, Timothy Andrew Skipper. He will be buried in Fir Hill Memorial Cemetery in Sandy, Oregon. Arrangements made by Sutton Memorial Funeral Home in Kingman. 

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Robert David Flores, Sr., of Kingman, died on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. He was 71. Mr. Flores was born on Friday, August 2, 1946 in Kingman, Arizona. The family contact is his wife, Bonnie Sue Flores.  Arrangements were made by Sutton Memorial Funeral Home.

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