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August 2023 – This list is compiled from the records of both Lamont Mortuary and Bulman Miles Funeral Home for deaths in Globe and Miami. Obituaries have been edited. Complete details can be found at: (LM: Lamont Mortuary, BF: Bulman Miles Funeral Home)

ALBERT MARTIN HETRICK, April 7, 1940 – August 31, 2023, age 83, passed away at CVRMC. Marty served 20 years in the US Navy and then moved to Globe to take the position of Director of Health Services for Gila County. He retired from the Gila County Health Services Department in 2002 after 25 years of service. (LM)

CLAUDE EDWARD DEATHERAGE, March 24, 1930 – August 30, 2023, age 93, of Globe, passed away at Heritage Health Care Center. Claude was a farmer and was originally from Pitcher, Oklahoma. (LM)

DORIS A. HAMMAN, October 20, 1926 – August 29, 2023, age 96, passed away in Globe. (BM)

HENRIETTA F. ALVAREZ, July 15, 1927 – August 29, 2023, age 96, passed away in Queen Creek. Henrietta taught elementary school in Miami and later in the Superior Public School District. (BM)

JIM MOORHEAD ELGAN, February 8, 1942 – August 28, 2023, age 80, of Miami, passed away at CVRMC. Jim worked for General Motors and later as an accident investigator. He was active in the community, serving on the hospital board and organizing charity car shows. (LM)

EDWARD JAMES KING, July 16, 1969 – August 27, 2023, age 54, of Mesa, passed away at Banner Heart Hospital in Mesa. He was originally from Globe. (LM)

TERRANCE CHARLES MCGRAW, May 27, 1947 – August 24, 2023, age 76, of Globe, passed away at his home. Terry was an analytical chemist for Inspiration Copper and Freeport McMoRan. He was originally from Deming, New Mexico. (LM)

BETTY RUTH HARMON, September 10, 1936 – August 23, 2023, age 86, passed away at her home. Betty worked at the Kearny Hospital in the records department, at Aravaipa College as a secretary, and later as a campground host with her husband, Charles. (BM)

MELVA KAY GUSTINA, November 9, 1972 – August 22, 2023, age 50, of San Carlos, passed away in Tempe. Melva worked at the cultural center in Whiteriver. (LM)

NATHAN DANIEL MAY, January 26, 1988 – August 18, 2023, age 25, of San Carlos, passed away. Nate worked for Geronimo Hot Shots and was trained to work with heavy equipment. He had a purple belt in tae kwon do. (LM)

GEORGE THEONE BIGGS, July 13, 1936 – August 17, 2023, age 87, passed away. George was a master carpenter and was originally from Farmington, New Mexico. (BM)

RAUL ENCIZO JR., May 8, 1953 – August 17, 2023, age 70, passed away. Raul started working for Inspiration Copper Company in 1971 and retired from Freeport-McMoRan in 2015. (BM)

ROBERT DALE HINTON, October 20, 1969 – August 17, 2023, age 53, passed away at Abrazo Central Campus in Phoenix. (LM)

RITA “QUATA” BON RIOS, January 8, 1945 – August 14, 2023, age 78, passed away. Quata was originally from Caborca, Sonora. (BM)

JACK ANTHONY MORENO, October 30, 1953 – August 14, 2023, age 69, of Miami, passed away at his home. Jack worked as a banker at Continental Bank and was a repo man for AZ Credit Bank. (LM)

ARLENE KAY FAST, August 12, 1945 – August 13, 2023, age 78, of San Carlos, passed away at San Carlos Apache Health Care in Peridot. (LM)

GARY MATTHEW SANCHEZ JR., August 10, 1995 – August 13, 2023, age 28, of San Carlos, passed away at his home. Gary was a seasonal firefighter for the BIA Forestry and was originally from Show Low. (LM)

LOUIS FODERA, February 19, 1928 – August 12, 2023, age 95, of Wheatfields, passed away at his home. Louis owned and operated the Monte Carlo Tavern in Claypool, Joe’s Place, and the Globe-Miami Speedway, along with his wife, Patsy. He retired from Gila County as a heavy equipment operator. (LM)

GLORIA YBARRA OGDEN, March 17, 1942 – August 11, 2023, age 81, of Superior, passed away in Tucson. (BM)

MELISA JUNE KAYSON, June 19, 1984 – August 11, 2023, age 39, of San Carlos, passed away at San Carlos Apache Health Care in Peridot. She worked as a certified nursing assistant. (LM)

THERON KENT HATCH, October 11, 1941 – August 8, 2023, age 81, of Globe, passed away. Theron worked in banking and real estate. He was originally from Snowflake. (LM)

TRINA MICHELLE RODRIGUEZ, March 10, 2004 – August 7, 2023, age 19, of Bylas, passed away in San Carlos. Trina worked for Amazon as a packager. (LM)

RICHARD LOVERNE SR., October 28, 1938 – August 4, 2023, age 84, of Seacrest, Florida, passed away. Richard worked as a nuclear engineer and was a Freemason and a tamburitza enthusiast. He was originally from Detroit. (LM)

BRYSON MELVIN, August 12, 2016 – August 3, 2023, age 6, passed away. (LM)

JON DAVID TROTTER, April 1, 1935 – August 2, 2023, age 88, passed away. He spent over 40 years in education as a coach, teacher and administrator. He was originally from Blairsburg, Iowa. (LM)

RETHEMA MAE JOHNSON-STARR, May 1, 1968 – August 2, 2023, age 55, of San Carlos, passed away at Tucson Medical Center. She worked as a baker. (LM)

MIKEAL LEE SMITH, October 23, 1949 – August 1, 2023, age 73, passed away. He was originally from Prescott. (LM)

YOLANDA MAE JONES, August 25, 1971 – August 1, 2023, age 51, of San Carlos, passed away at Banner Thunderbird Hospital in Glendale. She worked as a healthcare worker for San Carlos Public Health and was originally from San Francisco. (LM)

BRANDON MICHAEL SLIM, February 3, 1988 – August 1, 2023, age 35, of Peridot, passed away in Peridot. Brandon served in the US Army as an aircraft powerplant repairer and was part of the Combat Life Savers. He was born in Phoenix. (LM)

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