Pearl M. Arseneau
Pearl M. Arseneau, 79, passed away on January 1, 2004 in Yuma. She was born October 4, 1924 in Haverhill, Massachusetts. She was a homemaker.
Pearl is survived by her husband, Bernard Arseneau, of Yuma; sons, Barry Arseneau, of Merrimack, New Hampshire, and Robert Arseneau, of Wilton, New Hampshire; daughter, Susan Doyle, of Somerton, Arizona, as well as four sisters, nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her son Andrew Arseneau.
Memorial services will be at Johnson Mortuary, Monday, January 12, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. officiated by Father Paul Gambling.
Opal F. Poffenberger
Opal F. Poffenberger, 90, passed away January 1, 2004 in Tucson, Arizona. She was born June 26, 1913 in Carroll County, Illinois, the daughter of Roy C. Butterbaugh and Eva C (Sentzman) Butterbaugh. She married Robert M. Poffenberger in 1933 and they lived in several Illinois towns before settling in Polo, Illinois in 1944. She was a former member of the Polo Church of the Brethren. In 1978, she moved to Yuma and became a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. She did volunteer tutoring at Kofa High School and later tutored non-English speaking adults. She moved to Tucson, Arizona in 2002.
She is survived by her two sons, Dick (Judy) Poffenberger, of Marana, Arizona, and George (Kathy) Poffenberger, of Portage, Wisconsin; daughter Alice (Bob) Cassens, of Polo, Illinois; seven grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.
Opal was preceded in death by her husband, and a great-grandson.
Private graveside services will be held at Fairmont Cemetery in Polo, Illinois on Saturday, January 10, 2004 with the Reverend Roger Helgren officiating. Arrangements were completed by Benson Funeral Home in Polo, Illinois.
CWO-4 Joe Ray Sutton
Joe Ray Sutton, 78, passed away on December 30, 2003 in Yuma. He was born in New Hedron, Mississippi on December 27, 1925.
Joe enlisted in the Marines in 1944, Over a period of 31 years, he served his country in the South Pacific, The Occupation of Japan, Korean and two tours in Vietnam. He was promoted through the ranks to Chief Warrant Officer Four, and received the designation of Marine Gunner by the Commandant of the Marine Corps. Joe retired at MCAS Yuma in 1975.
Joe was a long time Yuma resident and a lifetime member of BPOE #476. A Marine's Marine, but most importantly, an honorable man that loved his family. He will be missed by family and friends, but will always be remembered for the love he had for his country, The Corps, and his family.
Joe is survived by his wife, Jean E. Sutton, of Life Care Center in Yuma; stepson, Max Welch; grand-daughters, Sandra, and Crystal; grandson, James, all of Yuma; great-grandaughter, Ahleigh, of Yuma; sisters, Kathryn Fortenberry, of Georgia, and Sharon Fox, of Mississippi; and brothers, George Sutton, of Mississippi, Larry B. Sutton, of South Dakota, and Charles Sutton, of Louisiana.
He was preceded in death by his father, Joe Earnest Sutton; mother, Katie Mae Dampeer Sutton; and brother, James.
A memorial service will be held, Saturday, January 10, 2004 at Kammann Mortuary. The US Marine Corp Chaplain will officiate the service. Joe's final resting place will be Desert Lawn.
Pete G. Gonzales
Pete G. Gonzales, 91, passed away on January 5, 2004 in Yuma.
He is survived by his sons; Robert, Arthur, Steve, and Richard Gonzales all of Yuma; daughters, Hortense Mendez and Henrietta Franklin both of Yuma; and sister, Rita Moreno, of Yuma.
Pete was proceeded in death by his wife, Beatrice Gonzales and daughter, Cecilia Shaddy.
Cecilia Mae Hunter
Cecilia Mae Hunter, 90, of Yuma, died January 1, 2004 at Life Care Center of Yuma. Born July 4, 1913 in Erie, Pennsylvania.
Visitation was at Kamman Mortuary on Tuesday, January 7, 2004 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Funeral services and burial were held Thursday, January 8, 1:00pm at Desert Lawn Memorial Park Garden of Devotion.