Byron Dion Hegedus

It is with great sadness to announce the sudden and very unexpected passing of my son, Byron “Dion” Hegedus, on the evening of Saturday, June 13, 2015. Byron, who was better known to all as “Dion”, was just 26 years old when he was called up to heaven to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We take great comfort knowing that Dion will be waiting at heaven’s pearly gates for us all, and we will see him again if we believe and accept our heavenly Father into our lives.

Joseph G. Barnhardt, Sr.

Joseph G. Barnhardt, Sr., 67, (SFC, U.S. Army, Retired), passed away Sunday, June 14, 2015, at the Tucson Medical Center. He had been a 26-year resident of Arizona.
Services are pending at this time.
Arrangements are by Hatfield Funeral Home with online condolences at

SCF U.S. Army (Ret.) Frederick P. Siems

SCF U.S. Army (Ret.) Frederick P. Siems, 92, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., passed away on Monday, June 15, 2015.  Funeral services will be onFriday, June 19, 2015, at 2 p.m. at Sierra Evangelical Lutheran Church with interment following in the Cochise Memory Gardens. Further information will be in a later edition.
Arrangements are by Hatfield Funeral Home with online condolences at

Colonel (USAF Ret.) Arthur W. (Andy) Anderson

Colonel (USAF Ret.) Arthur W. (Andy) Anderson, 97, of Corvallis, Ore., passed away peacefully Sunday, June 14, 2015, surrounded by four generations of his family. The son of Arthur M. and Lorene D. Anderson, he was born in St. Louis, Mo., on June 2, 1918, and raised in Sparta, Ill.

Andy is survived by his wife of 69 years, Joanne (Phillips) Anderson; brother John Anderson (Renate) of St. Louis, Mo.; son Jim (Lindy) Anderson of Sierra Vista, Ariz., daughter Karen (Anderson) Smith (Chuck) ofCorvallis, Ore.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother James Anderson, who sacrificed his life for his country in World War II.

Carol Marie Flammond

Carol Marie Flammond of Sierra Vista, passed away on June 15, 2015. Carol was born on Dec. 24, 1940, in Amsterdam, N.Y., to Theodore and Christine Douglas.

She graduated from Johnstown High School in 1958. Carol traveled the world with her loving husband of 45 years, SGM Retired Walter Flammond.

Together, they opened Frames by Flammond, which served the community for 19 years.

Carol is survived by her husband, SGM Retired Walter Flammond; sisters, Gayle King ad Patty Poswall; children, Henry, Christine, Alyson and Michael; many cherished grand- and great-grandchildren.

Ret. CWO 4 Lester Feutz

Ret. CWO 4 Lester Feutz, 83, of Sierra Vista, passed away on Sunday, June 7, 2015, at his home.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at 10 a.m. at Main Post Chapel with interment following at Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery.

Further information will be in a later edition. Arrangements are by Hatfield Funeral Home.

1SG, Ret. Andrew E. Hughes

Andrew E. Hughes passed away on June 13, 2015, in the arms of Gerda, his loving wife of 54 years, with his son Andy at his side.

As part of the “Greatest Generation” Andrew was born in Oran, Mo., one of 12 brothers and sisters and survived the Great Depression. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1943 and proudly served with much honor and distinction in World War II, Korea and Vietnam, earning the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, two Vietnam Cross of Gallantry medals and a Valorous Unit Award.

Heather Swan (Sargent) Dunn

The beautiful spirit of Heather passed peacefully to heaven on Sunday.

As a wonderful, loving mother of Courtney, Matthew and Aidan, she made Sierra Vista home for almost 15 years. She loved waking up to the mountain views and raved about this adopted home town after growing up in Southern California.

Many in the community knew her smile and caring nature at Chili’s where she treated everyone as family.

Besides her children, Heather leaves behind her parents, Paul and Etta Dunn; sisters, Carie Dunn and Catherine Brito; plus many aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, and an endless number of friends whose lives she touched.

Clara Marjorie Smith

Clara Marjorie Smith passed away on June 11, 2015, in Sierra Vista, with her family by her side.

“Margie” was born to the late Ross and Erma Avent. She was the third of four girls Carol, Ruby and Violet, who all preceded her to heaven.

She was married to James Smith for 55 years living in Paso Robles, Calif., for 37 years before relocating to Sierra Vista in 2014. Margie was a home health aide until she retired due to health issues, brightening the lives of everyone in her care.

Ray C. Sword

Ray Sword of Sierra Vista passed away on June 11, 2015, following a long and courageous battle with emphysema.  

Ray was born in Boise, Idaho, on Feb. 22, 1933, to the late Herbert and Etta Sword. After high school, he joined the U.S. Army and proudly served his country for 20 years. His military career took him all over the world and included two tours in Korea and one in Vietnam. He received numerous medals and other commendations for his service to our country. His last assignment was in Fort Huachuca where he retired in 1974.

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