Obituaries

Donald Heater

Donald Heater, 77, of Huachuca City passed away July 30, 2015. Visitation on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., services at 11:00 a.m. at Sierra Vista Cremation and Burial Chapel, 108 S. 2nd Street, burial 1:00 p.m. at VA Cemetery.

Jerry Joe Ourso

Ret. CW5 U.S. Army. Jerry Joe Ourso, 71, of Sierra Vista, passed away at home on Aug. 1, 2015. A funeral service will be on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Sierra Vista United Korean Church on Choctaw. Interment following at Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery. More information will be in a later edition. Arrangements by Hatfield Funeral Home. 

Mitchell Ballantyne

Mitchell ‘Pepe’ Floyd Ballantyne, 71, passed away on July 29, 2015. He was born on April 8, 1944, in Panama.

‘Pepe’ as he was commonly known, was graduated from Buena High School in Sierra Vista in 1962. After graduation he joined the U.S. Navy where he attained the rank EM 3. He proudly received an honorable discharge.

Rosmarin R. Roxberry

Rosmarin R. Roxberry, 77, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., passed away peacefully in her sleep early Monday morning, July 27, 2015. Born June 19, 1938, to Otto and Jovita (Gabel) Brenneisen in Kitzingen, Germany, she never forgot and was always proud of her German heritage.

Married April 1, 1964, to Joseph A. Roxberry, a soldier and sailor, she was equally proud to be a military spouse and loved her adopted country immensely. There was nothing she loved more in life than to dote on her granddaughter Jennifer M. (Roxberry) Deem and grandson Cameron G. Roxberry, plant flowers, and cook for family and friends.

Jean Ivanovich-Mohney

Jean Mohney was born on Oct. 14, 1936, in Bisbee, Ariz., to Gladys and Peter Ivanovich. She graduated from Bisbee High School in 1955. Jean married Henry Decker Clark in 1955, right out of high school, and lived in several places including North Carolina and California. Together they had three children; Hank, Gladys, and Pete before divorcing in 1961. A few years later, she met the love of her life, Gene Mohney. They were married on July 7, 1964, and together they had a fourth child, Jason. Jean and Gene enjoyed 32 years of marriage together, raising their four children in Tempe, Ariz., before Gene passed away in 1996. In 2008, Jean moved to Mesa, Ariz., where she enjoyed spending her time with neighbors, friends, and family.

Russell Wayne Hartwig

Russell Wayne Hartwig, 76, of Sierra Vista passed away peacefully with family by his side on Tuesday, July 28.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 11 a.m. at Trinity Orthodox Lutheran Church located at 4422 Snyder Blvd in Sierra Vista. Interment will follow with military honors at the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery at 2 p.m.

Russ was born in Racine, Wis., to Lawrence and Margaret Gates. Russ was one of three children. Sadly he was preceded in death by his sisters Nancy Davitt and Barbara Sherpan.

Russ proudly served in the United States Army from 1958 until 1960. After his honorable discharge, Russ attended college and then enjoyed a lifetime career in printing plant management.

James Neil Trapp

James Neil Trapp, 53, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., departed this world on July 8, 2015. James was a medically retired veteran of the Arizona Army National Guard and served in Iraq. James was the recipient of two Purple Hearts. James is now free from the pain and suffering he endured since returning from combat. A memorial for James will be held at Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery chapel on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at 10 a.m.

Terry Lee Parfet

Terry Lee Parfet (the Doughboy) went to be with our Lord on July 27, 2015. He was a very smart man who attended Notre Dame College where he received a bachelor’s degree in business. He was a volunteer fireman in Frankfort, Ill., and worked for Ford Motor Company for 19 years as a supervisor.

He was born on April 26, 1942, in Fort Fitzsimmons, Colo., to Elizabeth and George Parfet. He grew up in Aurora, Colo., and then his family moved to Park Forrest, Ill., where he attended high school. He then moved to Texas where he met his wife, Lynette Quigley. He is survived by his wife, Lynette of Sierra Vista; stepson Warren E. (Barry) Barrier of Hemet, Calif.; granddaughter, Brittany Ann Barrier; great-grandson Joseph also from Hemet, Calif.; and his pussycat, Hager.

Helen F. Nelson

Helen F. Nelson, 61, longtime resident of Sierra Vista, passed away Monday, July 27, 2015, at the Canyon Vista Medical Center.

Services are pending. Arrangements are by Hatfield Funeral Home with online condolences at hatfieldfh.com.

Ruth L. Frye

Ruth L. Frye of Cleveland, Ohio, and Sierra Vista, Ariz., passed on July 16, 2015.

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