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SEPTEMBER 2022 – 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)

ARROWOOD DEWEY, June 21, 1949 – September 30, 2022, age 73, of San Carlos, passed away at his home. (LM)

VINCENT ROBERT BUZAN, July 15, 1991 – September 29, 2022, age 31, passed away in San Diego. (LM)

WALTER ELLISON HETRICK, September 17, 1937 – September 27, 2022, age 85, of Globe, passed away in his childhood home. Walter was a machinist in the mining and power industries for 42 years. (LM)

RACHEL “TINA” POLK, October 13, 1940 – September 25, 2022, age 81, of San Carlos, passed away at her assisted living home in Tempe. (LM)

GORDON CHARLES JOHNSON, February 17, 1943 – September 24, 2022, age 79, passed away. Gordon worked for the mines for 49½ years. (LM)

JOHN HENRY DODD, May 21, 1952 – September 23, 2022, age 70, of Globe, passed away at Heritage Health Care Center in Globe. John served in the US Navy and worked in the mines, in the food industry and at the car wash. He was also a volunteer firefighter. (BM)

JIMMY DURAZO GARCIA, October 23, 1953 – September 23, 2022, age 68, of Hayden, passed away at his home. Jimmy worked in mining for 46 years, at Kennecott/ASARCO, Greens Creek in Alaska, and Freeport-McMoRan. (BM)

MICHAEL BYRON CLARK, April 6, 1971 – September 23, 2022, age 51, of Phoenix, passed away at Banner University Medical Center in Phoenix. He was a medical support assistant at the Indian Health Services Hospital in Phoenix. (LM)

ANTHONY THEODORE CHIONO HERNANDEZ, July 9, 1962 – September 22, 2022, age 60, of Gilbert, passed away at his home. Tony was a pressman. (LM)

TIMOTHY RAY PHILLIPS SR., August 18, 1987 – September 21, 2022, age 35, passed away. (LM)

RHONDA MAE LIBYNSKI, December 7, 1954 – September 20, 2022, age 67, of Mesa and Miami, passed away. (LM)

DARRELL LEE BREWER, December 20, 1956 – September 20, 2022, age 65, of Globe, passed away at his home. (LM)

TOMMIE RICKEY NOSIE, January 2, 1978 – September 19, 2022, age 44, passed away. (LM)

RICHARD MARTIN ROGERS, July 2, 1937 – September 18, 2022, age 85, passed away in Gilbert. Richard taught government and history in public schools across Arizona and California for 20 years. He later owned and managed Griffith Mortuary and Superior Funeral Home for over 20 years. (BM)

WILLA JEAN STAGO, November 20, 1947 – September 18, 2022, age 74, passed away. She acted as house parent for the Apache Tribe’s Youth Home. (LM)

SANTOS GOMEZ HERNANDEZ, August 22, 1944 – September 17, 2022, age 78, passed away. Santos worked as a machinist in Los Angeles and then returned to Arizona and worked as a miner and later as a diesel mechanic for the railroad. (BM)

JORDAN LEE ARMIJO, August 10, 1995 – September 17, 2022, age 27, passed away in Missoula, Montana. (LM)

CHARLES EDWIN BRANDON, September 23, 1938 – September 15, 2022, age 83, of Globe, passed away. Chuck worked at Inspiration Consolidated Copper Co. for many years and ended his 35-year mining career at Cypress as mine superintendent. He then became a partner at Jalin Enterprises. (LM)

FORREST P. MCKELVY, August 20, 1931 – September 14, 2022, age 91, of Globe, passed away at his home. Forrest was a teacher, coach, and principal at all four Globe schools. He was an assistant coach at Globe High School when its basketball team won the state championship in 1966. (BM)

ALEXANDER PALMER, December 30, 1954 – September 14, 2022, age 67, passed away at his home. (LM)

ROSELYN N. PHILLIPS, November 16, 1928 – September 13, 2022, age 93, of Peridot, passed away at her home. She was a cafeteria food server for the San Carlos Unified School District. (LM)

DAVID ALLYN KOHLMANN SR., February 10, 1941 – September 13, 2022, age 81, of Globe, passed away at his home in Show Low. (LM)

ROSA CECILIA MADRID, March 31, 1942 – September 13, 2022, age 80, passed away in Tucson. Rosa was a photographer for the San Manuel Miner and a salesperson for Avon. (BM)

JAMES T. LEVERSEE, September 16, 1931 – September 9, 2022, age 90, passed away. (BM)

VINCENT P. “BUTCH” NIEMAN, July 12, 1958 – September 8, 2022, age 64, passed away. Butch was a mechanic for Waste Connections of Arizona. (BM)

MICHELE MARIE EPPERSON, September 17, 1970 – September 8, 2022, age 51, of Globe, passed away at her home. (LM)

DAWN NICOLE DAVIS, April 30, 1987 – September 8, 2022, age 35, of Globe, passed away. Dawn studied to become a medical assistant but worked in many professions. She also participated in CVCA’s Summer Youth Musical Theater. (BM)

  1. WILBUR ALVIN “BILL” HAAK, June 26, 1934 – September 7, 2022, age 88, of Globe, passed away. Dr. Haak practiced medicine at San Carlos from 1961 to 1963. He returned to Gila County in 1982 to practice pediatrics and general industrial medicine from 1982 to 1996. In his retirement, he served as board member and museum director for the Gila County Historical Society. (LM)

BARBARA JOY JENKINS, May 27, 1951 – September 7, 2022, age 71, of Globe, passed away at her home. Barbara was a school bus driver and was originally from Canastota, New York. (LM)

DAVID M. MAXWELL, June 30, 1936 – September 5, 2022, age 86, of Globe, passed away at his home. David was self-employed as a heavy-duty mechanic and was originally from Lee County, Texas. (LM)

PABLO BENAVIDEZ JR., July 12, 1941 – September 5, 2022, age 81, of Globe, passed away at his home. He was a tile installer. (LM)

EVERETT RAY TACKER, March 5, 1934 – September 3, 2022, age 88, of Globe, passed away at his home. He proudly served in the US Air Force. (LM)

JOSE MANUEL PINEDO, January 18, 1955 – September 3, 2022, age 67, passed away. Joe taught and coached for 17 years in Miami Public Schools and at San Carlos USD. He also taught adult education at the state prison in Florence and at Excel Adult Education Center in San Carlos. He ended his career as a preschool teacher at Head Start of Globe. (LM)

VIVIAN KENTON, October 30, 1936 – September 2, 2022, age 85, of Peridot, passed away in Globe. Vivian was a homemaker. (LM)

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