Wayne E. Hotz, D.D.S., 77, Washington, passed away Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at New Haven Care Center Nursing Home, where he'd just been moved after complications from cancer. Wayne endured painful periods during his long illness but showed courage and acceptance, even at the end when he lost his eyesight.
William "Willie" or "Chris" Dinges , age 92, a resident of Balfour Senior Living in Louisville, CO since April, 2021 passed away Monday, May 10, 2021. He was a retired management analyst and system designer from Aramco (Arabian American Oil Company).
James "Jim" Russell Martin Sr., 80, of Fort Smith, Arkansas, passed away on May 9,2021 in Fort Smith, AR. after several years of declining health. He was born to Russell Franklin Martin and Norma Martin in Witcherville, Arkansas on July 3,1940.
Joanne Keller-Wolf, 63, of Huntsville, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, May 4th. She was born in Albuquerque, NM, and grew up in Huntsville, AL, where she was an active community member. She graduated from Rice University with degrees in Art & Art History and English Literature, and also attended the San Francisco Art Institute.
Taylor Wong passed away on Apr 30, 2021 of natural causes. Born and raised in San Antonio, TX, he was the 6th of 8 children. Taylor attended Thomas Jefferson HS in San Antonio, served in the US Army, and graduated from Texas A&M in 1962. He married the love of his life, Mary Ann (Ong) Wong, in 1958.
Phoebe "Penny" Erb Spaid was born on April 20, 1936 and died on April 26, 2021. She was the daughter of Horace Graybill Erb and Dorothy Lentz Erb of Harrisburg, PA. She was educated in the Susquehanna Township school system and earned a BS in Education at Penn State where she joined Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.
Mohamed Rafique sadly passed away on 22 April 2021. A postgraduate in Petroleum Engineering from the Norwegian Institute of Technology in Trondheim, Norway, Rafique joined Saudi Aramco in 1978. During his 29 years with Saudi Aramco, he worked primarily in the Production Projects Division.
John "Jack" Thera passed away on April 17, 2021. He was born on May 1, 1949 to John Martin Thera and Carol Ann Frautschi in St. Paul, MN. He attended St. Paul Academy through high school and then he headed to the University of Montana at Bozeman where he studied mechanical engineering and aeronautical engineering, graduating in June 1971 summa cum laude.
David Joseph Overmyer, 63, passed away at his home in Lawrence, Kansas, on April 16, 2021. He was born on October 19, 1957 in Topeka, Kansas, the son of David and Margaret (Krogman) Overmyer. He was educated in the Rossville, Kansas school system, graduating in 1975, where he excelled as a track and field athlete.
Guy Albert Birmingham was proud to be a chemical engineer, a manager of refineries and a devoted family man. He passed away on April 16, 2021 at the age of 86. Guy was born August 3, 1934 to the late Amanda and Ray Birmingham in Sweetwater, Texas, where he grew up and attended Newman High School.
Laurence Edwin Johnson, age 88, passed away peacefully after his long battle with Alzheimer's on April 15th at the Cottages of Boise. Laurence, son of Edwin Johnson and Edna Anderson Johnson, was born January 10, 1933 in Indian Valley, Idaho during one of Idaho's wild January blizzards.
My dearest friends, our Mona will be laid to rest on Wednesday 21 April at 2 PM, together with my father in a family grave. Near my mother's house, there is a beautiful little graveyard where my sister and I went to burn a candle on Sunday for Paps.