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08/15/2008

 


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Maryvale Panthers, Phoenix Arizona
In MEMORIAM 1964


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Class of 1964:

   
KATHLEEN "Kathy" DIANE (BEHR) SPRAGUE 

Born: 02-17-1946, in St.Paul, Minnesota.
Died: 06-13-2005, at age 59, in Phoenix, Arizona.
Kathy was a member of Girls Athletic Association (GAA) during her sophomore year.
She was in the Bowling club in her sophomore and junior years. In 1963-64, her senior year, she was a member and treasurer of the MHS Gun club. Kathleen is survived by son, Edward Martin and daughter, Susan Jones, son-in-law, Robert Jones, grandchildren, Joseph, Emily, Hannah and Katie, brothers, Michael Behr and Jeffrey Behr, sisters, Patricia "Patty" (Behr) Coons (MHS; 1968); and Linda (Behr) Miner (MHS; 1974). Visitation and Memorial service were held Monday, 06/20/2005, at Paradise Sunset Chapel, 3934 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85015. Published in The Arizona Republic on 06/18/2005.
 

RICHARD "Dick" CULLEN BRIMS

Born: 12-27-1945
Died: 05-21-1986

Dick is a U.S. Air Force Vietnam Veteran
Dick left behind his wife, Christina; his Mother, Mrs. Quindanell Brims (MHS Nurse, from 1964 until her retirement, also deceased 06-1999); his sisters, Janet (Brims) Fukuda, MHS; 1976 and Susan/Nancy Brims, MHS;1976. Dick was a Major in the U.S. Air Force, and was a highly decorated helicopter pilot, receiving the Air Force Cross for heroism for flying rescue during the Mayaguez rescue mission. The Air Force Cross is the Air Force's 2nd highest award. Only the Medal of Honor ranks higher in order of precedence. *See the Full text Citations for Award of The Air Force Cross In Action other than Vietnam. "Valor," the Air Force Magazine, Journal of the Air Force Association, dated September 1991, Vol.74, No.9 published an article by Contributing Editor, John L. Frisbee, titled: "The Mayaguez Incident." Dick was one of four to receive the distinguished Air Force Cross award for the unsurpassed heroism performed; they were the last to be accorded that honor in Southeast Asia. "The Last Battle of Vietnam," by Ric Hunter, dated 04/2000, is a 25 year retrospective article of the SS Mayaguez Incident. In his sophomore year of high school, Dick was a member of Parnassus; his junior year he was in the National Honor Society; and in his senior he was President of the Fellowship Club, a member of the "Panther Tracks" newspaper staff, and member of Senior Class Council. In 1964, he was 1, of only 10 selected seniors, to attend a special class to increase their knowledge of computers, that was held only once a week at MHS. Dick was 1 of only 7 seniors that graduated with Highest Distinction. Dick last resided in Niceville, Okaloosa County, Florida. Interment: Major Richard Cullen Brims, United States Air Force Academy Cemetery, El Paso County, Colorado USA, Section 006, Row A, Plot 030.
*Information shared by Dick's sisters, Janet (Brims) Fakuda and Susan/Nancy Brims; MHS; 1976.
 

The Air Force Cross

Le ROY J. CAMIS

Born: 12-09-1946
Died: 03-1989
 

MARY ELIZABETH CAMPBELL
Born: 09-28-1946,
Died: 09-04-1999.
She was in GAA during her Freshman, Sophomore and Junior years. During her Sophomore class year she was in the Latin Club and received a Latin Award, and was also the Sports Manager that year. During her Junior class year, she was in the French Club and received a Badminton Award.
 

RONALD "Ron" EUGENE CAMPBELL

Born: 11-19-1946
Died: 06-13-1996, at 49 years of age, in Buckeye, Maricopa County, Arizona.

Ron is a Vietnam Veteran of the U.S. Army
Rank: SP5
Veteran Service Dates: 01/25/1965 - 10/30/1967
Date of Interment: 06/18/1996
Buried at: Section 45 Site 1620
National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
Ron attended his sophomore year at Carl Hayden High School (CHHS) during 1961-62.
Ron last resided in Buckeye, Maricopa County, Arizona. Obituary published in the Arizona Republic, Section B, page 6, on 06/16/1996; and Section B, page 2, on 06/17/1996.
 

DIANE LYNN CHAMBERLAIN

Born: approx. 1946
Died: 1964

Diane would have graduated with the class of 64. She suffered from an inoperable brain tumor and passed away in the spring of 1964. What has been remembered most about her is that while undergoing treatment for her medical condition she continued to attend school and all her classes as long as she was physically able to do so. She did this even while suffering from debilitating headaches. She appeared to be an incredibly brave and stoic young woman. It is most possible that we, her classmates, didn't really appreciate how courageous and tough she really was. Diane is remembered in the 1964 annual "In Memoriam" on page # 207.
 
 

SANDRA "Sandy" ELAINE COOPER

Born: 11-16-1946
Died: 09-29-2001, at 54 years of age, in Glendale, Maricopa County, Arizona.

During Sandy's freshman year she was on the Honor Roll. During her freshman and sophomore years she was active in Girls' League Council, Spanish Club, and Language Institute. Her junior year she was again in the Spanish Club, as well as active in Tri-Hi-Y and the Fellowship Club. Sandy last resided in Glendale, Maricopa County, Arizona. Obituary published in the Arizona Republic, Section B, page 6, on 10/02/2001; and Section B, page 8, on 10/03/2001.
 

   

  SUE ANN (DAVIS) THUMAN

Born: 07-05-1946
Died: 12-15-2001, at age 55, of Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.

Sue Ann Thuman, passed away Saturday, 12/15/2001 at her residence. Sue moved to the valley in the early 1960's and was a member of the 1st graduating class of MHS in 1964. Sue played piano and sang in a trio called "The Velvets" during her senior year. She had worked as a chiropractic assistant until 1986, but had for the last number of years enjoyed volunteering at several churches. Sue is survived by her loving husband of 21 years, David Thuman; a brother James Robert Davis (MHS; 1968) of Lansing, Michigan; a sister, Trudy Davis of Evansville, Orleans County, Vermont; her mother Virginia Grau of Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada; and numerous other family members including a favorite aunt and uncle, Susie and John Kinsinger of Las Vegas, Nevada. A service in celebration of Sue's life was held on Saturday, 12/22/2001, at Camelback Bible Church, 3900 East Stanford Drive, Paradise Valley, Arizona. Memorial contributions may be made in Sue's name to World Vision, PO Box 70200, Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington 98481-0200. Arrangements were made by Bunker's University Chapel, 3529 East University Drive, Mesa, Arizona 85213. Sue last resided in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona USA 85018. Obituary published in the East Valley Tribune, Section A, page 25, on 12/19/2001.
 

 DIANA LYNN (ESPARZA) MULLIS

Born: 11-28-1946
Died: 01-02-1994, at 47 years of age, in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.

Diana lived in New Mexico prior to moving to Arizona. Diana was in the Glee Club her freshman year. She was President of the Spanish Club her freshman and sophomore years. Her sophomore, junior and senior years, she was a member of Future Teacher's of America (FTA); of which, she served as Vice-president during her junior year, and President during her senior year. She was involved in the Pep Club and Student Council during her freshman, sophomore and junior years. She was in Girls' League Council her Senior year. Diana married Rhettman A. Mullis of South Carolina. During Rhettman's Navy career they traveled the continental United States. Diana's favorite place to live was Whidbey Island, Washington. She was a member of the Navy Wives Club. She is a mother to 4 children; Yvonne (Mullis) Donaldson, MHS, 1983 (husband, Curtis Donaldson), Rhettman Mullis, Jr., MHS, 1984, Scott Michael Mullis, and Devry Mullis. Diana was preceded in death by her son, Scott Michael Mullis. Diana has 4 grandchildren. Diana died at 47 years of age from muscular sclerosis (MS). She was a wonderful, caring woman, always cheerful and full of fun, in spite of her illness. She is loved and missed by all of her family. Diana last resided in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona 85034. Obituary published in the Arizona Republic, Section CL, page 16, on 01/05/1994.
 

 
 

PAUL RICHARD FARKAS

Born: 08-03-1946, in Akron, Summit County, Ohio
Died: 08-24-2004, at 58 years of age, from a brain tumor, in Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada

Paul is a Vietnam Veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
Paul loved bridge, golf, tennis, music and playing Frisbee with his beloved dogs. He was a linguist (Vietnamese and Spanish) and served as a translator for the U.S. Air Force Intelligence in Vietnam. Paul was a Duplicate Bridge Life Master. He graduated from McGeorge Law School and practiced in Chico, Butte County, California, before moving to Las Vegas, Nevada to be with cherished family and friends while battling a brain tumor. He graduated from Maryvale High School in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona. Paul was on the Honor Roll his freshman, and sophomore class years. He participated on the Golf team during his freshman, sophomore and junior class years. He was in football his freshman year, Lettermen's Club his sophomore and junior years, and was a member of the Reading Club and Key Club (derived from the Kiwanis Club) during his senior year. Paul is predeceased by his Father, Nicholas J. Farkas (dob:04/20/1925-dod:02/23/1985); Corporal (CPL) in the U.S.Army, World War II; interment at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona (NMCA), Section 13, Site 2453. Paul is survived by his sister, Carol Farkas of Las Vegas, Nevada; brothers, Bill Farkas of Las Vegas, Nevada and Jim Farkas of Phoenix, Arizona; two nieces; five nephews (Louis and Terrance Farkas, MHS; 1975); and five grand nephews. His family gathered to celebrate Paul's life on Sunday, 09/05/2004. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Blind Center of Nevada, 1001 North Bruce Street, Las Vegas, Nevada 89101, Attention: Veronica Wilson, President, # 702-642-6000. Published in The Arizona Republic, Section B, page 7, on 09/12/2004.
 

 
 
   
CAROL JEAN (HERGERT) KANNE

Born: 10-29-1946
Died: 08-17-2005, at age 58, from complications of Multiple Sclerosis, in Glendale, Maricopa County, Arizona.

During high school, Carol was a member of Girls' Chorus in her sophomore year; and lettered in Advanced Mixed Chorus in her junior and senior years. She was a member of Future Homemaker's of America (FHA) during her freshman, sophomore and junior years; and a representative of FHA during her junior year. Carol was a member of the Spanish club (Los Gatos Negros/The Black Cats) during her sophomore and senior years; they published a small newspaper, "El Garol." She was a member of Girls' League Council in her junior and senior years. And a member of the Panther Tracks staff in her senior year. In 1964, her senior year, Carol sang in a girls trio known as "The Velvets." Carol is the cherished wife of David Alan Kanne (SSGT 10/22/68-09/18/74 in USAF) she passed comfortably on 08/17/2005 (their 21st Wedding Anniversary) at 10:30p.m. at Hospice of the Valley in Glendale, Arizona. Carol is the loving mother of Lana Marie (and Guy) Archambeau and grandmother of Clinton Bienvenue. Stepmother of Shawna Alane (and Chris) Rogers and granddaughter Ava Alane Rogers. Proud daughter of Edwin J. Hergert (RM3, U.S. Navy) and the late Jacqueline J. Hergert (dob: 06/06/1925 - dod: 01/29/1998, interment on 02/17/1998, at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, Section 18G Site 492). Adoring sister of Susan (Hergert) Smith, MHS; 1969, Ronald Hergert, MHS; 1969, and Edwin Hergert, Jr., MHS; 1967. Carol was a wonderful woman who showed strength in fighting MS for more than 21 years. She has been an example of courage and grace to all those who have met her, known her, and loved her. The dignity with which she approached her final days was awesome to behold. Carol had the opportunity to visit with the immediate family during this process; which was a comfort to her and to all of us. Yet to the end, she was always more interested in being a comfort to her family and her friends. She will be forever missed from our lives but not from our hearts. Carol requested that there be no services or memorials. Interment at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 North Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85024, phone: (480) 513-3600. The mausoleum cremations wall: Section B10, Row C, Site 18. The family requests donations be sent to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 East Flower Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85014. Carol last resided in Glendale, Maricopa County, Arizona 85306. Published in The Arizona Republic, Section B, page 8, on 08/21/2005.
 

1949 at age 3
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LARRY LEE LILJEGREN

Born: 03-16-1946
Died: 05-1990, at 44 years of age, in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona

During Larry's freshman year, he was involved in football, basketball, track and baseball. His sophomore year he was active in football, basketball, and baseball. His junior year he participated in football, track, and the French club, of which he was also the treasurer. His senior year he was in track. Larry is predeceased by his Father, Dale H. Liljegren (dob: 06/12/1921 - dod: 09/22/1989, SSGT-U.S.Army, WWII, buried at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 North Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85024; Section 40, Site 3. Last resided in Phoenix, Arizona, 85031. Obituary published in the Phoenix Gazette, Section D, on 09/25/1989; and the Arizona Republic, Section D, on 09/26/1989). Larry's brother is Dale H. Liljegren, JR, CHHS; 1963 (dob: 03/22/1945 - dod: 02/20/1999, SA-U.S.Navy, Vietnam, buried at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, 2300 West Van Buren Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85009. Obituary published in the Arizona Republic, Section B, page 05, on 02/25/1999). Larry's Mother is Agnes L. Liljegren (dob: 06/06/1921 - dod: 02/21/2002, last resided in Goodyear, Arizona 85338. Obituary published in the Arizona Republic, Section B, page 06, on 02/28/2002). Larry's obituary was published in the Phoenix Gazette, Section F, page 05, on 05/25/1990; and in the Arizona Republic, Section B, page 04, on 05/26/1990.
 

ARTHUR "Art/Tim" TIMOTHY McCOWN

Born: 10-06-1946
Died: 04-15-2007, at 60 years of age, in Anaheim, Orange County, California

Art is a Vietnam Veteran of the U.S. Navy

Art participated in football during his freshman and senior class years. He was a member of cross-country during his sophomore and junior years. During all 4 class years, Art was also a member of the wrestling, track, and Letterman's club. Art served 2 tours of duty in Vietnam, and is a Purple Heart Recipient. His occupation was as a Building Inspector in California. Obituary published in the Orange County Register on 04/19/2007. Upon the 1 year anniversary of Art's passing, his family wrote and published a personal memorial tribute: "It has been one year today, April 15th (2008), since you've gone. The hardest year we have known as a family. In memory of our Dad, and the best Papa ever; Art McCown ... You are missed each and everyday by all of us. Your family loves and appreciates each day we had with you. We take comfort in knowing we will someday meet again." Published in the Orange County Register on 04/15/2008. Art last resided in Anaheim, Orange County, California 92804.
 
 
 
 
 

  JEAN "Jeanie" ANNE (REGADANZ) ANDERSON

Born: approx. 1946
Died: 04-04-2001

Prior to MHS opening in 1962-63, Jeanie attended Carl Hayden High school (CHHS) during her freshman and sophomore class years. During Jeanie's freshman, junior and senior class years, she was a member of Girl's Athletic Association (GAA), Student Body Council, and Pom Pons; her senior year she was captain of the JV Pom Pons. Jeanie was secretary of her junior class and a member of Girl's League Council her senior year. Jeanie's husband is Lyle Anderson, they were married for 35 years and they have one son, Paul Anderson. Jeanie had worked at the same law office for over 25 years. She was the strength for our family of 5 children and both parents (still living). Jeanie had broken her leg, which required 7 pins. She was in a wheelchair, as she was not to put any weight on it. Two weeks after her return home, she had a blood clot that ended her life within 15 minutes. Our Mom and Dad were with her as Lyle had just gone back to Phoenix to help with his Mom's probate. Her passing was very sudden and we are still suffering deeply over this huge loss in our family. Jeanie is missed every day by everyone that knew her. Jeanie's sister is Bethel (Regadanz) Knapp, MHS; 1967.

 

 DUANE H. SNIDER

Born: 12-16-1945
Died: 03-15-1989, at 43 years of age.

Duane is a Vietnam Veteran of the U.S. Navy.

He enlisted in the U.S. Navy while still in high school under the delayed entry program so he could graduate before going to basic training. Duane made a career of the Navy and was still on active duty when he died of a heart attack just weeks prior to our 25th reunion. Prior to MHS opening in 1962-63, Duane attended Carl Hayden (CHHS) high school. Duane participated in football during his freshman, sophomore, and junior class years; wrestling in his junior year, track during his freshman year, tennis in his sophomore year, Lettermen's "M" Club his junior year, and a member of Class Council his senior year. Sandy Kay Snider, MHS; 1964, is his cousin. Obituary published in the Phoenix Gazette, Section E, page 14, on 04/11/1989; and in the Arizona Republic, Section D, page 12, on 04/11/1989.
 

LANA KAY (WINTER) CARSON

Born: approx. 1946
Died: 10-11-2006, at 60 years of age, after a year long battle with cancer, of Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.

She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Dr. Stephen L. Carson, and three sons, Kenneth Dixon Carson (Dayna) of Wellington, Colorado, Nathan Carson of Phoenix, Arizona, and Mark Carson (Melissa) of Chandler, Arizona. She has 2 grandchildren, Darah and Levi, and was expecting a granddaughter, Katherine Kay, in January, 2007. She is also survived by her mother Dorothy Winter, her mother-in-law Bonita Carson as well as her brothers Jack Winter and Terry Winter. Her Father, John E. Winter, preceded her in death (dob: 05/14/1914 - dod: 03/03/2005, he last resided in Hurricane, Washington County, Utah 84737). During Lana's freshman, sophomore and junior class years, she participated in the Future Homemakers of America (FHA) conventions. She was a member of FHA all 4 class years, and served at the FHA District Secretary her sophomore year. She was the Mistress of Ceremonies and apart of the Speech Festival during her sophomore year. Lana was on Youth Traffic Safety Council her junior year. She was the Class Treasurer and played tennis during both her sophomore and junior years. Lana was a member of NOMA Spelling and Girls' State her junior year. She was a member of Future Teacher's of America (FTA), Parnassus, and Youth Science Tour during her senior year. In 1964, Lana was 1 of 6 MHS seniors in Physics that were sponsored by Arizona Public Service Company to attend a special tour of the General Dynamic's Atomic Laboratory. She was on the Honor Roll all four class years and was 1 of 7 senior who graduated with Highest Distinction. Lana was an accomplished woman having earned a Masters Degrees with honors in Industrial Engineering, Counseling, and Education. She retired from Salt River Project in 2001. Her greatest joys were entertaining her family and friends, traveling, and serving as a volunteer with the Phoenix Police Department. We who knew and loved her will miss her very much. A celebration of her life took place Saturday, 10/21/2006 at Bueler Mortuary, 14 West Hulet Drive, Chandler, Arizona. Family suggests contributions be made in Lana's name to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 East Flower Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85014 or American Cancer Society, 2929 East Thomas Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85016. Published in The Arizona Republic on 10/18/2006.
 

 
   

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