Obituaries

premium content Frances D. Paiz

Dec. 3, 1926, Santa Rosa, N.M.– April 16, 2015, Sierra Vista, Ariz.

premium content Ismaela Encinas Blakey

Ismaela Encinas Blakey, 100, of Sierra Vista, passed away peacefully on April 12, 2015. Ismaela was born March 6, 1915, in Gleeson, Ariz., to Jose Maria Encinas and Theresa Apoderado.

She lived in Benson from 1943, where she and husband, William C. Blakey had a family and were very active in the community, until 2008 when she moved to Sierra Vista to be with her daughter.

Smiles celebrated her 100th birthday with all her family and friends. The VFW Riders fulfilled a childhood wish of Smiles’ to take a ride on a motorcycle. Smiles arrived at the party atop a Harley Davidson motorcycle with Dan “Gunny” Ferguson.

premium content Kenneth R. Wilson

Kenneth R. Wilson, 82, of Sierra Vista was called to his heavenly home on April 14, 2015.

Ken was born in Carnegie, Okla., on March 31, 1933, to George and Lawton Holloway Wilson. He was raised in Mangum, Okla., and attended City View County School, where he graduated in 1950. After graduation he worked for the Mangum Star newspaper as a print setter until he enlisted in the USAF (1952-1956). After completing his tour in the USAF he worked as a civilian for the Army Strategic Communications Command (1956-1980).

Upon his retirement from Civil Service he went into Real Estate, starting his own business, Thunder Mountain Realty which he sold in 2000 due to declining health. 

premium content Jason “Teddy” Hyde

Jason “Teddy” Hyde, 37, of Phoenix, Ariz., passed away in his sleep on April 17, 2015, in Mesa, Ariz. He had been an Arizona resident all of his life.

Teddy was born on Dec. 27, 1977, on Fort Huachuca, Ariz., to Thomas S. Hyde and Rose Ellen Gobea. He was raised in the Sierra Vista area and after graduation from high school, he proudly served in the U.S. Army. Teddy was living in Phoenix working as a desktop support representative working on his college degree for information technology.

premium content John William Wise

John Wise peacefully went to sleep in death after a struggle with cancer on April 18, 2015. He died at home with his loving family.

premium content Beth Willis Estes

Beth Willis Estes, 90, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Azle. A Memorial service will be held at a later date in Sierra Vista, Ariz.

premium content Ruth (Ermert) Adam

Ruth (Ermert) Adam, 84, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., a former resident of Kenosha, Wis., born to Friedrich and Martha Ermert, died peacefully in her sleep Tuesday, April 14, 2015. She was born Jan. 11, 1931, in Germany where she was raised, met and was engaged to Gustav Adam. Arriving in the United States in 1952 she married Gus, the love of her life, in Kenosha on July 12, 1952. Following his passing in 2000, she moved to Sierra Vista, Ariz. Ruth was a committed and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who enjoyed her family very much.

premium content John D. Lawrence

John D. Lawrence of Sierra Vista passed away March 31, 2015. He was a NAU grad. John’s ashes to be scattered in near future.

premium content John D. Lawrence

John D. Lawrence of Sierra Vista passed away March 31, 2015. He was a NAU grad. John’s ashes to be scattered in near future.

premium content John D. Lawrence

John D. Lawrence of Sierra Vista passed away March 31, 2015. He was a NAU grad. John’s ashes to be scattered in near future.

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