Memorial

Here we remember those that have passed. Our love and thoughts go with them.

Remember Me:
To the living, I am gone.
To the sorrowful, I will never return.
To the angry, I was cheated,
But to the happy, I am at peace,
And to the faithful, I have never left.
I cannot be seen, but I can be heard.
So as you stand upon a shore, gazing at a beautiful sea – remember me.
As you look in awe at a mighty forest and its grand majesty – remember me.
As you look upon a flower and admire its simplicity – remember me.
Remember me in your heart, your thoughts, your memories of the times we loved,
the times we cried, the times we fought, the times we laughed.
For if you always think of me, I will never be gone.
Margaret Mead
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Michael James Kreppel

July, 20 1948 – November, 18 2015

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Patrick M. Hurley died in 1990 in Phoenix after a long illness. He was in advertising and was a concert pianist. He played in the THS band. He was my brother.
-Lin Hurley

GARY JOHN ANDERSON
1LT – O2 – Army – Reserve
MACV Advisors

His tour began on Jul 20, 1969
Casualty was on May 19, 1970
In HUA NGHIA, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS
Body was recovered

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Location:
Panel 10W – Line 63

Silver Star Citation

Gary John Anderson Date of birth: July 9, 1947 Date of death: May 19, 1970 Home of record: Tucson Arizona Status: KIA AWARDS AND CITATIONS Silver Star Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to First Lieutenant Gary John Anderson, United States Army, for gallantry in action on 19 May 1970, while serving as a Mobile Advisory Team Leader, Advisory Team 43, United States Advisory Group, III Corps Tactical Zone, United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam. On that date, the 22 Popular Forces Platoon engaged an enemy force during a night ambush and then began an assault against the insurgents. With complete disregard for his own safety, Lieutenant Anderson repeatedly exposed himself during the assault to heavy hostile fire of the enemy. He continued maneuvering and firing until he and other friendly soldiers moved to within fifteen meters of the hostile positions. Realizing that he, his radio operator and his interpreter had become separated from the assault unit and that separation would hinder the successful accomplishment of the unit mission, Lieutenant Anderson elected to remain behind to cover the linkup of the American and Vietnamese forces. Under the continuing hail of enemy fire, Lieutenant Anderson maneuvered to within ten meters of the enemy positions, and laid down suppressive fire to cover the linkup of the two elements until he was fatally wounded. First Lieutenant Anderson’s conspicuous gallantry in action was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. General Orders: Headquarters, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, General Orders No. 3074 (May 31, 1970) Action Date: May 19, 1970 Service: Army Rank: First Lieutenant Company: Advisory Team 43 Division: Military Assistance Command, Vietnam

 

LEONARD OLGUIN CAAMANO
1LT – O2 – Army – Reserve

Length of service 2 years
His tour began on Nov 1, 1968
Casualty was on Sep 28, 1969
In BIEN HOA, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE
Body was recovered

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Location:
Panel 17W – Line 14

 

JAMES RUSSELL CRONIN
PFC – E3 – Army – Regular
199th Light Infantry Brigade

Length of service 1 years
His tour began on Nov 21, 1966
Casualty was on Mar 14, 1967
In GIA DINH, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY

Body was recovered

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Location:
Panel 16E – Line 77

 

JOHN ONA HAYNES
SP4 – E4 – Army – Regular
1st Infantry Division

Length of service 1 years
His tour began on Nov 21, 1966
Casualty was on Jul 29, 1967
In MILITARY REGION 3, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS
Body was recovered

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Location:
Panel 24E – Line 27

 

SAMUEL MARLAR WHITE JR
SP4 – E4 – Army – Selective Service
101st Airborne Division

Length of service 1 years
His tour began on Nov 9, 1968
Casualty was on Jun 17, 1969
In THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS
Body was recovered

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Location:
Panel 22W – Line 71

 

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Jose Ybarra Polanco, Jr

Specialist 4th Class, U.S. Army
SP4 Polanco was killed by an enemy grenade in South Vietnam in September 1969. Jose Polanco was a Tucson native who graduated from Tucson High School in 1966. At Tucson High School, Polanco lettered in Wrestling. Polanco attended the University of Arizona from 1966 to 1967, majoring in drafting. In 1968, Polanco was drafted. SP4 Polanco was a Communications Center Specialist with the 596th Signal Company of the 63rd Signal Battalion in the 21st Signal Group of the 1st Signal Brigade.
(Source: Tucson Daily Citizen, Sept. 22, 1969)
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Ruben Lopez Martinez

“Anything is possible.” That is what Ruben Lopez Martinez believed about life. He was a creative man, a perpetual inventor, who seemed to be able to find a solution for any difficulty confronting him. He had faith in his ability to find those solutions. Ruben thoroughly enjoyed understanding how things worked. He possessed an inquisitive, confident, and rational nature matched with a versatile and agile mind. Ruben was a person who believed that he could achieve whatever he set out to do.
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Barkley Roy McLaughlin

Barkley Roy McLaughlin passed away on January 17, 2011. He was born on May 8, 1948 in Minneapolis, MN, moved to Tucson in 1961, graduated from Tucson High School in 1966 and attended the UA. In 1970, Barkley moved to San Francisco to work for Union Pacific RR. After a life changing injury in which he lost a leg, he moved to the desert near the Tortolitas. Bark hand built an adobe homestead and airstrip in the desert with the help of family and many friends. During this time he began his summer odysseys to Vancouver Island, B.C., eventually purchasing three islands on Quadra Island, BC. Gradually Bark would spend more time in the Pacific NW finally settling on Whidbey Island, WA. Throughout his life, Barkley overcame challenges that would have kept others down.
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Dennis D. Yates

54, a resident of Tucson since 1950, passed away on December 4, 2002. Dennis graduated from Tucson High School in 1966 and the University of Arizona, College of Architecture in 1972. He was employed by several architecture firms in Tucson. He is survived by his beloved children, Jean Yates of Mountain View, CA; Charles (Katie) Yates of Albuquerque, NM, and Todd Yates of Livermore, CA; his sister, Marsha (Jerry) Banta of Moab, UT; his mother, Donaldine, of Tucson, and two nephews who will all greatly miss his happy smile.
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Quentin Michael Mees, Jr.

MEES, Quentin Michael, Jr., passed away June 18, 1998. Mike was preceded in death by his father, Professor Quentin M. Mees and his mother, Doris Billingsley Mees. Mike was born in San Angelo, TX April 3, 1948 and was a longtime resident of Tucson. He graduated from Tucson High School in 1966 and the University of Arizona in 1970. Mike was a Senior Personnel Analyst at the University of Arizona prior to his disability. Mike leaves behind his family of friends, Tom Harrison, Therese Berg, George and Melania Sarnowski, Robert and Donna Sisley, Joe and Jeanne Salazar, Dan Easley and many others, including loving caretakers, Jeff and Linda Degner. Mike was an inspiration to all who knew or met him. His cheerful disposition, caring and sense of humor prevailed throughout his lengthy journey with M.S. Mike will be greatly missed and long remembered by those who lives he touched. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 18, 1998 at 11:00 a.m. at the ARIZONA MORTUARY, University and Stone. Donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 626 N. Craycroft, Tucson, AZ 85711 or to the charity of your choice.

Raymond Kenneth Price

Raymond Kenneth Price went to be with the Lord July 16, 2014. He was a devoted father and friend to many and will be greatly missed. Raymond will be remembered for all of the laughter and love he shared with everyone, his warm heart and steady compassion. Born in Gary, Indiana on January 26, 1948, to A. D. & Mattie Price, he was the eighth of ten children. He moved to Tucson Arizona at the age of 12 and in 1974, married D’Norgia Taylor and soon moved to Portland, Oregon in 1980.
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Michael Hubbard

Michael Hubbard Born March 15, 1947, a Tucson Native was taken to heaven on March 28, 2010. Preceded in death by parents, Soledad and Dan Hubbard; and sister, Diana. Survived by the love of his life, Ramona; brothers, Daniel (Pat), Jerry, Freddy (Carmen); children, Michael, Mona Lisa (Danny), Mario, Louis; grandchildren, Adrienne, Megan, Brianne, Savannah, Cheyenne, Santeno, Danielle; and great-granddaughter, Mariah. Services will be held Friday, April 9, 2010 at San Augustine Cathedral, 192 S. Stone Ave. Rosary recited at 9:00 a.m. Memorial Mass at 10:30 a.m. Donations can be made to “The First Tee” at El Rio Golf Course, 628-1555. Special thanks to Family, Friends for your support and prayers.
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David Jones

David Jones was born July 27, 1948 in Crowley, Louisiana. He passed away in Tucson February 25, 2011 surrounded by his loving family. He graduated from Tucson High in 1966. He was devoted to his family and is survived by his wife, Jackie; children, Tyrone and Camille; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He had a distinguished career with Amtrak that spanned 37 years. – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/tucson/obituary.aspx?n=david-jones&pid=149024802#sthash.ERzx86qv.dpuf
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Alice Carol Cain Naumann

NAUMANN, Alice Carol Cain, 47, born January 14, 1948 in Tucson, AZ, died October 24, 1995 in Kerrville, TX. Preceded in death by daughter, Kimberley Shannon Naumann; paternal grandparents, Willie and Elma Cain of TX; maternal grandparents, Charles and Alice Hall of Tucson, AZ. Survived by parents, Ed and Mary Cain, President and owner of Ed Cain’s Auto Service, Inc., Tucson, AZ. and Ed (Margaret) Cain, Jr. Manager & Used Car Dealer of Ed Cain’s Auto Service, Inc; nieces, Hannah Marie Cain and Mary Marie Cain; aunts, Florence E. Reitzer of Tucson, AZ and Velma Echols of Houston, TX. Several 1st and 2nd cousins. Carol was a 1966 Graduate of Tucson High School. She attended Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ. and the University of Arizona in Tucson. Carol worked for the Southern Arizona Bank for six years in Tucson. Carol was born again in 1954 at age 6 and was active in the First Sothern Baptist Church in her youth and adulthood. Memorial Services Saturday, November 11, 1995 10:00 a.m. at the First Southern Baptist Church, 445 E. Speedway, Tucson, Pastor Ron Hart officiating. Family suggest in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gideon, International – South Camp, P.O. Box 18066, Tucson, AZ 85710 or the Tiffany Marie Naumann Memorial Fund, Bank of America, Bel Air Branch, 5610 N. Swan Rd., Tucson, AZ 85718.

Esterita Rabin

RABIN, Esterita, died Saturday, March 3, 2007. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sidney Rabin and Birdie Fishbein and her sister, Alberta Rabin. She is survived by her niece, Shimona Carroll and her grandnephew, Michelangelo D’Auria and her grandniece, Mariah E. Varela. Esterita grew up in Tucson and Chicago. She was studying for her PhD at the University of Arizona and loved to dance. She adored her cats, Maui and Kaui and her dog Sammi. She will be greatly missed by her family and her many friends. She will be remembered for her strength of character and loving nature. She was interred on March 4, 2007 in the Congregation Young Israel section of Evergreen Cemetery, with a Graveside Service officiated by Rabbi Yossie Shemtov. A long time member of Congregation Young Israel, please make memorial contributions to the Synagogue or the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by EVERGREEN MORTUARY & CEMETERY.

Mitchell Charles Dorson

Mitchell Charles Dorson was born on August 19, 1948 in New York City, NY. He was the first of two boys born to Sylvia (nee Butler) and William Dorson. At a young age, Mitch and his family moved to Tucson for a new start. He attended Tucson High, where he was an active member of the Speech and Debate Team. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Journalism. Mitch met the love of his life, Cathy (nee Kahn) in the late seventies and they started their family together soon after. In addition to his beloved children, Mitch’s greatest passion was his teaching. He was the Director of Education at Temple Emanu-El, a beloved teacher at Catalina Foothills High School and later Greenfields Country Day School. He touched hundreds of students lives, both within the Jewish Community and within the Tucson Community.
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Rodger Alan Green

Rodger Alan Green, 65, died unexpectedly and peacefully at his home on Nov. 27, 2013. Son of Betty (Lyons) and Roy Emerson Green, he was born March 10, 1948 in East Liverpool, Ohio. Husband to Laurie. Father to Tern (Preston) Sawyers and Sean Green. Papa to Amanda, Preston Jr., and Jackson. Brother to Vickie, Deb (Bruce) Johnson, Ernie and Jessie Green. Uncle to Steve (Annette) and Matt (Emily) Johnson.
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Drew Mann Pallette

Drew was born on April 18, 1948 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Los Angeles, where his grandfather, Dr. Edward M. Pallette, was a surgeon and his uncle, Edward C. Pallette was Chief of Staff. His father, Drew B. Pallette taught English at UCLA. His family moved to Tucson, Arizona, in 1961, where Drew finished high school. He was on the tennis team at Tucson High and his coach wouldn’t give him the trophy he had won until he agreed to cut his long hair! He attended the University of Arizona with a major in Anthropology, but continued involvement with worker’s rights issues and the Chicano movement. Drew moved back to Los Angeles working as a machinist and continued his studies in Anthropology at Cal State University Long Beach. He met his wife Pam, on a petroglyph recording project in the Mojave desert. They were married in 1986 in Palm Springs and eventually settled in Encinitas, California. Drew was instrumental in founding the Coachella Valley Archaeological Society (CVAS) which continues today. Drew was an avid runner and did many marathons and ultra-runs throughout California. He and his wife hiked the Grand Canyon rim-to- rim. While birding in Guatemala, Drew had a massive heart attack and eventually received a heart transplant two years ago. Drew is survived by his wife, Pam; brother, Mark; sister-in-law, Karen; nephew, Michael; niece, Christine; stepdaughter, Melina Rzonca (in Reston, Virginia); son-in-law, Matt Rzonca; grandson, Sam Rzonca; granddaughter, Sophia Rzonca; and cousins, Tad and Liza. Drew had a great sense of humor, an intelligent mind, and many interests in world affairs. He will be missed.

Louis (Louie) A. Wallace

Born November 27, 1948 in Kingman, Arizona. Went home to be with His Lord and Savior June 10, 2012. Survived by his loving wife Wendy; father Paul Prock; sister Zandra (Charles)Coles; brother Gordon (Melissa); sons Jeremy, James, Joel; daughter Meghan; step-children Jeremy (Nancy) Silverman and Adrianne Silverman; numerous nephews, nieces and grandchildren. Graduate of Tucson High School, attended the U of A and Pima Colleges, US Army Vietnam Veteran, Bronze Star Recipient. Local Musician/Artist, played with bands “Just Us”, “December’s Children”, Pantano Christian Church Praise Bands. He now performs with his Savior’s Heavenly band. Such joy is his. Memorial Service 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 23, 2012 at Pantano Christian Church, 1755 S. Houghton Rd. Arrangements by BRING’S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway.

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