In Passing

Darryl Keith Bourret

Daryll Keith Bourret, 85, of Lake San Marcos, California, passed away on June 27, 2017, at Palomar Hospital in Escondido, California, with family at his bedside.

Daryll was born January 31, 1932, to Macyll (Thompson) and Milton Bourret in Sioux City, Iowa, where he grew up active in baseball, basketball, diving and the Red Cross club. He also played the drums and led his high school marching band as a drum major. Daryll earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the BSA, at 14 years old. He graduated from Central High School and attended Morningside College before enlisting in the U.S. Navy in 1952.

Daryll served his country as an aviation storekeeper during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He was responsible for handling procurement, logistics and inventory control related to aviation.

Over his 20 years of active duty, he provided support to blimps, sea planes, fighters, transports, helicopters, anti-submarine aircraft, a seaplane tender and utilized his skills at Miramar Naval Air Station alongside the Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron. Commendations awarded include:

* Four Good Conduct awards,

* Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal,

* Vietnam Service Medal,

* Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with three stars,

* Meritorious Unit Commendation,

* National Defense Service Medal with two stars, and

* Commended for creating an exceptional process for precise inventory control and supply acquisition in Adak Alaska

Daryll and his wife Claire then moved to Sun Lakes, Arizona, in 1994 where they enjoyed an active social life, playing golf and traveling, both abroad and across the U.S. while spending their summers in Lake San Marcos, CA. Daryll moved to San Marcos in 2012.

He had a zest for life and loved good food, a good beer or chardonnay, nice cars, good music and, most of all, his family and friends.

Daryll is preceded in death by Claire, his beloved wife of 35 years. He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law Tracey and Al Pereira and Kelly and Vincent Piccarelli; the mother of his daughters, Corinne Bliss Mehner, his stepsons and daughters-in-law Les and Michelle Hileman and Scott and Diane Hileman; his grandchildren Joshua, Adam and Jared Pereira, Jordan Trevino, Michele Willis and Michael and Brad Hileman; seven great-grandchildren; his brothers Dwayne and Donald Bourret and his sister Shirley Zellers.

Interment with full military honors took place on September 25, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego.

Memorial Donations may be made to the Boy Scouts of America at or the American Heart Association at

Shirley Grace Chase (Slater)

Shirley Grace Chase (Slater), 89, of Sun Lakes, Arizona, entered into God’s loving care Sunday, October 1, 2017, at home with her family by her side.

Shirley was born in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, to Claude and Grace Slater on March 4, 1928. She married Arthur Chase in 1947, and shortly after, they opened a gas station/grocery store in New Hamburg, Pennsylvania. They moved to Hamburg, New York, in 1963. While on a vacation in Arizona, the infamous Blizzard of ‘77 hit Buffalo, New York. Unable to fly back home, they spent time touring model homes and ended up buying a lot in a new community called Sun Lakes. In 1978, they moved from Hamburg, New York, to Sun Lakes, Arizona, and later became founding members of The United Church of Christ in Sun Lakes. The following year, she began working at The Cactus Corner restaurant in the original phase of Sun Lakes. She became manager and remained in that position until 1997. After retiring, she was instrumental in her family’s opening of Chase’s Diner in Chandler, Arizona. She became a welcoming and familiar face to dinner guests who have enjoyed her family recipes for the past two decades.

Shirley is survived by her daughters Barbara Nogacek (Ron) of Sun Lakes, AZ; Rebecca Hrycyszyn (Juan) of Sun Lakes, AZ; Kathleen McKinney of Hamburg, NY; Kristine Passinault (Fred) of Blasdell, NY; and son Arthur “Skip” R. Chase Jr. (Nancy) of Chandler, AZ. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Arthur Chase, husband Kenneth Miller, brothers Richard and James Slater, sisters Lillian McDowell and Phillis Urey and a grandson. Memorial donations may be made to any charity of choice in Shirley’s name. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Hospice of the Valley. Memorial services are pending.

David Sutcliffe Culver

David Sutcliffe Culver, age 88, of Sun Lakes, Arizona, passed away September 24, 2017. He was living in the Renaissance. He was born on October 16, 1928, in Madison, Wisconsin, to Elmer and Edna Culver. He was married to Carol Dreyfus in 1951 (died 1988). They had six children: Michael (deceased) (Karin) of Seattle, WA; Jo MacDonald (Rod) of Mt. Horeb, WI; Barbara Alderete (Richard) of Round Rock, TX; Joyce Clark (Robert) of Madison, WI; Tom (Judi) of Windsor, WI; and Robert (Brenda) of Naperville, IL; and stepdaughter Kathleen (Glenn) Condon of Brodhead, WI. He had many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. His sisters include Ruth Olson (deceased); Mary Richter of Madison, WI; and Carol Beem of Grant’s Pass, OR. His wife Jean passed away in 2015.

David and Jean loved to travel. They visited all 50 state capitals, many national parks and had taken many cruises, including around South America and the last around-the-world voyage of the liner Queen Elizabeth II.

He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison Business College and Madison Area Technical College.

He owned Culver Electric Supply Company. He was a lifelong Boy Scout, achieving rank of Eagle Scout and being presented the Silver Beaver Award as an adult.

He joined the Civil Air Patrol, serving with cadets and as an officer in charge of state logistics and finances. He attained the rank of Lt. Colonel. He was a licensed pilot and an avid stamp collector. He spent 50 years as an usher at the University of Wisconsin’s football stadium, ending as the superintendent in charge of all student sections. He was a life member of Kiwanis.

Jean and David were members of the Sun Lakes United Methodist Church. His memorial service was held at the church on Sunday, October 1, at 2:00 p.m. Memorials may be sent to the church at 9248 E. Riggs Road, Sun Lakes, AZ 85248.

Gail McClave Davey

Gail McClave Davey, age 87, passed away at her home in Sun Lakes, Arizona, on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, after a brief illness.

Gail was born in Benton Harbor, Michigan, on April 2, 1930, to Julian F. and Alice Handy McClave. Gail graduated from Marietta High School, Ohio, in 1948. She went on to graduate from Benton Harbor College in Benton Harbor, Michigan, and then attended Louisiana Polytechnic Institute in Ruston, Louisiana, before moving to Chicago to work for American Airlines. Gail married Louis R. Davey in Chicago, Illinois, on April 10, 1954. They later moved to Leadville, Colorado, and eventually retired in Sun Lakes, Arizona.

Gail loved the sun and loved to swim. She played bridge weekly and was an avid Denver Bronco fan. Her two cats Jill and Gulliver were very special to her.

She is survived by her daughter Jeffra Lou Clough and her husband Al of Juneau, Alaska; son Michael James Davey and his wife Vicky; grandsons Jake Michael and Maxx McClave, all of Scottsdale, Arizona; nieces Beckie Kagan and Debbie Diemer; and nephew Kent Diemer. She was preceded in death by husband Louis R Davey, sisters Corrine Diemer and Connie McClave and her parents Julian F and Alice McClave.

At Gail’s request, no services were held. A private family gathering will be held in the spring.

Donald Burley Henegar

Donald Burley Henegar, age 94, of Sun Lakes, Arizona, passed away on September 27, 2017. He was preceded in death by Mary Henegar, his loving wife of 66 years. He is survived by his son Gregg Henegar of Boston, Massachusetts.

Donald was born on May 10, 1923, to Merle and Harley Henegar in Arcola, Illinois. He attended public schools in Hindsboro, Illinois, and then went on to attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the Agriculture Department. His college education was interrupted for 18 months of service in the U.S. Naval Air Corps. After World War II, he completed his education and entered the workforce, culminating in an 18-year tenure as Cashier and Board Member of the Minonk State Bank in Minonk, Illinois.

In retirement, Donald moved to Arizona, where he became a dedicated volunteer at the Chandler Center for the Arts, serving 12 years on the Board of Directors. Donald also became an avid hiker, and as an early member of the Sun Lakes Hiking Club, conducted weekly hikes to all parts of Arizona, including five trips to the bottom of the Grand Canyon with his beloved wife Mary.

At this time, no service is scheduled. In memory of Donald, donations may be made to Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, AZ 85225, or Hospice of the Valley, 1510 Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014.

Martin Stanley Klemes

Martin Stanley Klemes, 87, passed away September 21 surrounded by family. He was born in New York City on January 5, 1930. He grew up in Washington Heights and attended Brooklyn Tech High School. At New York University, he studied electrical engineering and was the captain of the school’s rifle team. After NYU, he served in the U.S. Army as a first lieutenant on the Enewetak Atoll, installing communications systems. Marty returned to NYC where he met the love of his life, Rita Gelfand. They married in 1957, raised two children and enjoyed more than 50 years together. Marty took great pride in his children and grandchildren and reveled in their accomplishments, large and small. He was deeply loved by his family and friends for his kind, loving nature and bright mind.

He had an outstanding professional career as an aeronautical engineer, designing guidance and navigation systems for airplane cockpits at Sperry Flight Systems in Phoenix and Litton Industries in California. He held seven patents for navigation and gyroscope design. After retirement in 1995, Marty filled his time with volunteer activities, including teaching space exploration through New Adventures in Learning in Sun Lakes, the Discovery Center in Thousand Oaks, California, Arizona Science Center, SAE International and the Jewish War Veterans.

Marty was fortunate to find love a second time with Nancy Stutman, his partner for the last nine years. He is survived by his daughter Susan Karesky (Ray), son David Klemes (Karen), grandchildren Maryn Gordon, David Gordon, Ben Klemes, Hayden Klemes and Brett Klemes and partner Nancy Stutman. Services were held on Monday, September 25, at Mt. Sinai Cemetery, with Rabbi Irwin Weiner officiating. Donations are suggested to the East Valley Jewish Community Center or the Jewish War Veterans Post 619.

John Perry (Jack) Lawrence

John Perry (Jack) Lawrence died October 8, 2017. He was born in Madison, Wisconsin, on May 7, 1928, to parents John and Ida (Vethe) Lawrence. He married Marilyn Karl in 1954, and they had two children, Gregory and Cynthia. In 1976, he married Elsa (Moe) Fletcher. Jack was a graduate of Cambridge High School and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, his master’s degree from the University of Northern Colorado and his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He taught and coached in Barneveld, Wisconsin; Lampoc, California; and Elkhorn, Wisconsin.

In 1957, at the age of 28, he became school superintendent in Verona, Wisconsin. From December 1968 until he retired in August 1989, he was employed by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction in various positions, including General Administrator of the Special Education Needs Program, and for 14 years, was the Administrator of Teacher Licensing and Placement. He was a member of Midvale Lutheran Church and Wisconsin Retired Educator’s Association.

He was preceded in death by his son Gregory and his parents. Jack loved and enjoyed being with his family. Survivors include his loving wife Elsa; his daughter Cynthia (John) Lines; grandsons Zachary and Joshua Lines; step-children Kristin (Tim) Mann, Erica Fletcher, Jay (Lynn) Fletcher, Joel (Cheryl) Fletcher; step-grandchildren Elleree, Jamie Jaye and Caroline Fletcher; his half-sister Jackie Nelson and many relatives and friends.

The family suggests memorial contributions be sent to Americare Hospice & Pallative Care, 1212 N. Spencer Street, Suite #2, Mesa, AZ 85203; 480-726-7790.

Elizabeth Antoinette McCarthy Russell McBee Lawton

Elizabeth Lawton was born November 29, 1912, in York, North Dakota, to James Edward McCarthy and Gertrude Loretta Brown McCarthy. She grew up with three older brothers Jay, Hiram and Donald who were disappointed she wrecked their start of a baseball team.

She moved to Billings, Montana, when she was 17 after her father died. She opened McCarthy School of Dance and modeled for Montana famous artist LeRoy Greene for many years. In 1939, she married Dr. Leland Russell, who was a flight surgeon in World War II in the Army Air Corps, and they had two children. She even once flew a B-29 bomber.

Her first husband died in 1954, after which, she had the distributorship for four states for selling Niagara Cyclo Massage equipment and had a sales force of 128 people. In 1956, she married her second husband LeRoy McBee who was involved in his family businesses. He died in 1963.

In 1965, she married James Lawton. They had a health products business in San Diego, then in Escondido. They lived in Rancho Bernardo for 25 years before moving to Sun Lakes, Arizona, on October 1, 1990. She and Jim enjoyed 35 years of RVing with groups in San Diego and Sun Lakes. They also enjoyed karaoke and dancing and had almost 52 years of marriage before Jim’s passing on April 16, 2017.

Elizabeth passed away on September 6, 2017, after two strokes and a short illness and was proud she was almost 105. Her memorial service is November 11 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. at the Chapel in Sun Lakes. She is survived by her daughter Roslyn Russell, her granddaughter Kimberly Shaw, plus family Scott, Tiffany, Victoria and Emily, her grandson Kevin Padgett, plus family Ellen and Laird and grandson Brett Padgett, plus family Jeanne, Sophia and Sean.

Phillip Prosapio

Phillip Prosapio, 83, of Sun Lakes, Arizona, and formerly of Fountain Hills, passed away on September 28.

Born in the Arthur Avenue section of the Bronx of New York City, Mr. Prosapio was retired from his business, “Sunwave Auto,” an auto restoration shop of North Patchogue. Prior to that, he had been the service manager at Bianco VW Motors in Sayville, both in Long Island, New York. The Prosapios moved to Fountain Hills in 1994 and then relocated to Sun Lakes two years ago.

Mr. Prosapio is survived by his childhood sweetheart and wife of 64 years, Kathleen; daughters Debra Curry and her husband Brian of Sun Lakes, Arizona, and Jennifer Schordine and her husband George of East Moriches, New York; and son Phillip and his wife Susan of Little Falls, Minnesota, along with eight grandchildren.

Family contact: Brian Curry 631-806-6831.

Barbara Ann Tarpinian

Barbara Ann Tarpinian passed peacefully on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, after heroically battling a rare illness. Barbara was born on May 13, 1933, in the small town of Williford, Arkansas. She moved as a child to Detroit, Michigan, where she attended Cass Tech High School and subsequently earned her nursing degree at Harper Hospital. It was at Harper Hospital where she met her devoted husband Dick. Together they raised two children.

Barbara was a dedicated nurse at Harper Hospital and later, after her children were almost grown, she returned to the workforce at Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan, and St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Pontiac, Michigan. There she continued her love and devotion to her patients. From time to time, she would assist her husband in his medical practice. When she wasn’t taking care of family or patients, she would root on her local sports teams. Saturdays would find her in maize and blue urging the Wolverines onto victory. Go Blue! Seven months of the year were all about the Red Wings. Her attire changed to red and white.

Besides football and hockey, Barbara enjoyed the many bridge groups she was a part of at Sun Lakes as well as reading her mystery novels. Her family will miss her thoughtfulness, her wit and her cooking – especially her strawberry rhubarb pie and split pea soup.

She is survived by her loving husband Dick; her daughter Shelley of Mesa, AZ; and her son Jeff and his wife Leslie of Omaha, NE. She is the cherished grandmother of Brian, Kayla, Andrew, Mallory (Mitch), Jeffrey (Kelsey) and Haley as well as three sweet great-grandchildren, Anna, Zoe and Hallie. She is also survived by her sister Betty (Peter) of Troy, MI.

A memorial service was held at the Valley of the Sun Cemetery in the Memorial Garden Gazebo on Saturday, October 14, 2017. Donations on her behalf can be made to Boys Town in Omaha, NE.

In sorrow we must go, but not in despair. Behold! We are not bound forever to the circles of the world, and beyond them is more than memory.

Arrangements under the direction of Valley of the Sun Mortuary & Cemetery, Chandler, AZ.