Obituaries

Kay Arlene Davis

Kay Arlene Davis, 72, of Huachuca City, passed away peacefully in her home on July 1, 2015, with her loved ones by her side. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.hatfieldfh.com.

Diane Marie Hrach

Diane Marie Hrach, a long time resident of Sierra Vista, Ariz., passed away on June 30, 2015, at the age of 68. She has been called to Heaven to be with her parents, her sister, Alice, and her son, Michael.

She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and inspirational teacher for many years. She is survived by her husband David Hrach of 48 years, her three daughters, April, Michele and Sarah, their husbands, Dusty, Michael and Ian, and six grandchildren who all adored their Mimi. Other survivors include her sister Elaine and husband Dave, her sister Carol and husband John, her brother Paul and wife Laura, and her brother George, as well as countless friends.

Gerda Martha Rimron

Gerda Martha Rimron, 74, passed away at her home on June 27, 2015. She was a resident of Sierra Vista, Ariz., for 34 years.

She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Edward E. Rimron; sons Patrick L. Rimron (Allison-Norton Rimron) of Winston Salem, N.C., and David E. Rimron (Maryclaire Rimron) of Tucson, Ariz.; and her sister Lieselotte Gehring (Richard Gehring) of Bruchweiler-Barenbach, Germany.

A remembrance service and reception will be held at her home on July 3, 2015, at 10 a.m. 

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Border Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 1019, Bisbee, AZ 85603.

There never was a dog or person that she was not willing to go out of her way to help.

Cheryl L. Semon

Cheryl L. Semon, 58, of Whetstone, passed away after a long battle with cancer and other health issues on Monday, June 29, 2015, in her home surrounded by those she loved.

Cheryl is survived by her loving spouse of 35 years, John; two sisters, Cathy Dale of South Carolina and Cindy Hartsock of South Carolina; her three children, Joanna Marinovich, John R. Semon and Lauren Denman all of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; along with nine beautiful grandchildren.

Jane C. Schlesinger

Jane C. Schlesinger of Sierra Vista, Ariz., died on June 21, 2015, in Tucson, Ariz. Jane Schlesinger was born in Denver, Colo., on May 17, 1928. Private service will be held at Mountain View Gardens Chapel.

Joyce Iriye

Joyce Iriye gracefully passed on the morning of Wednesday, June 24, 2015. She led a full and wonderful life, active in her church and caring for those she loved. An accomplished musician, she often played services for the church and she sang in the church choir. Her bright personality and creativity inspired many, but especially her two daughters. A full-time mom, her life revolved around raising and supporting them in every aspect of their lives.    

Norman Osten

Norman Osten, 80, of Hereford, Ariz., died Friday, June 26, 2015, surrounded by his loving family, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Tucson, Ariz.  

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at 10 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Sierra Vista, Ariz., with Pastor Arlo Janssen and Pastor Gary Brown officiating.  Memorials may be directed to the following organizations which were dear to Norm’s heart: Cochise Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering, Horse’n Around Rescue (Hereford, Ariz.), and Immanuel Lutheran Church (Sierra Vista, Ariz.).   

Francis “Jack” John O’Neill Jr.

Francis “Jack” John O’Neill Jr., born Jan. 19, 1942, in Franklin, N.H., to the late Francis John and Leona (Boudrou) O’Neill Sr. He departed this life on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in Poplar Bluff, Mo. He had attained the age of 73 years, four months and 29 days. 

Jack was a resident of Greenville, Mo., since moving from Sierra Vista, in 2011. Jack spent 32 years in Sierra Vista where he worked as a mechanic and fabricator for the Sierra Vista School District. He was of the Catholic faith and also a member of the United States Army where he worked as a tank mechanic.

Jack was a proud man; he loved his wife of 55 years and never recovered from her passing. He was a perfectionist that could fix anything. He was also a hardworking and very proud man.

RoseAnn Sawyer

RoseAnn Sawyer, 85, passed away June 23, 2015, in Sierra Vista, Ariz. She was born Oct. 26, 1928, in Cleveland, Ohio, and lived most of her life in Chicago Heights, Ill. RoseAnn worked many years as Chief Administrative Officer at a manufacturing facility of Gould Electronics Inc. in Chicago, Ill. She retired to Tucson in 1982 and then moved to Sierra Vista, Ariz., in 2001.  

RoseAnn is survived by her husband James P. Sawyer and two step-children, James C. (Linda) Sawyer and Barbara Lee (Arthur) Eckert, four grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

David K. Schepper

David K. Schepper passed away after heart surgery on June 22, 2015.

Dave was born in Frankfort, Germany, to Sylvin (Shep) and Lenore (Lee) Schepper. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, LaLaine and their daughter, Lisa, of Avondale Ariz.; his mother, Lenore (Lee) Schepper and brother, Dale (Chip), both of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; brother, Don and niece, Corine and family of McLoud, Okla., and his extended family. Dave was preceded in death by his father, Sylvin (Shep), and his infant brother, Dennis.

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