Obituaries

Ramona Eichinger

Mrs. Ramona Florence Eichinger (Valley), passed away peacefully, at age 84, on September 12, 2014. Ramona "Rae" loved to sing, dance, serve her country and community, and most importantly she loved her family and friends. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. She was born in Miami, OK on November 12, 1929 to her parents, Joseph Valley and Edna (Coolidge) Valley. Ramona was very proud of her American Indian heritage and membership to the Peoria Indian Tribe of Miami, OK. She was the youngest of six children with brothers, Buck, Max, Wayne and sisters, Naomi and Doris. She attended Miami High School and graduated from Long Beach Polytechnic High School in Long Beach, CA. In 1948 Ramona graduated from Strayer College in Washington, D.C. She served her country as a Red Cross Reserve Captain with service during WWII and overseas in the Korean War. In 1954 she found her lifelong love and married Louis S. Eichinger. Louis preceded her in death in 1985 and was a 36 year Army veteran and a retired Colonel. Through their "military" marriage Lou and Rae traveled extensively including posts in Japan, Italy and Germany. She was a proud lifetime member of the VFW Post 549 in Tucson, AZ. Ramona is survived by her six children, Michael (wife, Mary), Robert, John (wife, Ella), Linda, Tom and Walter; grandchildren, Jennifer White, Sandy Weller, Brian Eichinger, Lauren Mullica, Christopher Eichinger, Sam Eichinger and six great-grandchildren. Funeral Services are Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at MESSENGERS INDIAN SCHOOL MORTUARY, 7601 East Indian School Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251. Burial to follow the next day Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Ft. Huachuca Post Cemetery in Sierra Vista, AZ. You can email any thoughts or remembrances of Ramona: EichingerFamily@gmail.com. Contributions can be made to Mobile Meals, Inc. of Tucson, AZ.
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Catherine Mary Barnier

88, loving wife, mother and grandmother, entered eternal life on September 9, 2014. She is survived by her loving children, Paul William (Patricia) Barnier, Deborah Ruth Smith, Mary Catherine (Kevin) Jones, Barbara Barnier (John) Pautler and nine grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at El Camino Baptist Church. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Gospel Rescue Mission, 707 W. Miracle Mile, Tucson, AZ 85705. Private committal will take place on a later date at All Faith's Memorial Park. Arrangements by ADAIR FUNERAL HOME, Dodge Chapel.
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Annie Lura Frazier Bahnson

Annie Bahnson, of Tucson, passed away September 11, 2014. She was born in Clarksville, Tennessee, November 26, 1923, daughter of Vera Lee and Ernest Lynwood Frazier. She married Merrill Burton Bahnson on November 26, 1943; they were married for 49 years. She served as an Air Force wife for 21 years, traveling the world with her family. They had three daughters, Caryl Ann of Tucson, Linda Grace of Mesa, AZ, Sharon Jean of Tucson; a son, Robert Merrill (Chris) of Tucson and dear family friends, Joe Roper and Stephanie Meade. She is also survived by sisters, Jane Davis and Mary McGhee and many nieces and nephews. She had six grandchildren and three great- grandchildren. Annie was an active member of Northminster Presbyterian Church in Tucson. She worked for many years as a Parish Visitor visiting the sick and shut-in. She sang in the choir for many years and devoted her time to the quilting group making beautiful quilts to sell for charity, helped make blankets for the Linus Project and helped distribute hats for children in need. She was active in the prayer chain, the Abigail Circle and was an active member in the Presbyterian Women group. For many years, "Grandma Bahnson" enjoyed her role as the classroom grandma in Caryl's first grade class. Annie was a good friend and counsel to many and will be dearly missed. A Viewing will be held Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at FUNERARIA DEL ANGEL SOUTH LAWN. A Celebration of Life service will be held at Northminster Presbyterian Church on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Community Food Bank or the Salvation Army in memory of Annie Bahnson.
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Maurice A. Earle

4/5/1929 - 9/11/2014


passed away in Tucson, Arizona. Formerly from La Crosse, Indiana, he is preceded in death by his wife, Lola Earle. Maury enjoyed a life of truck driving, woodworking, golfing and traveling. Maury is survived by his children, Mrs. Chryll (Bob) Villaman, Mrs. Candy (Jack) Morgan, Maury (Cindy) Earle Jr., Mrs. Barbara (Bob) Rosler, Mrs. Becky (Alan) Cummings and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held in his honor on Friday, September 19, 2014 at BRING'S BROADWAY CHAPEL from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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