Bernard G. Boston
Bernard G. Boston, 96, of Sun Lakes, passed away peacefully on Sept. 12, 2019. Bernie, as he was known to his many friends, was born on May 12, 1923, in Taylorville, Illinois. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and a master’s degree from UCLA. Bernie had a 25-year career in the Army Air Force, serving as a navigator on the B-24, a long-range heavy bomber during World War II. Bernie retired from the service as a Lieutenant Colonel.
Following his retirement, Bernie and his late wife Carol moved to Sun Lakes. He later met his wife LueVeda Lau, and the two shared 17 happy years together. The Bostons participated in many Sun Lakes social activities, serving on various committees and participating in several dance clubs. They were board members and past-presidents of the Cotillion Dance Club. Bernie was always proud of his military service and was elated to be chosen by the Honor Flights Network to visit the various memorials in Washington, D.C., dedicated to those who served our country with valor, honor, and courage.
Bernie is survived by his wife LueVeda; son Kurt of Laurel Bay, CA; daughters Carolyn and Francine, who reside in the San Luis Obispo, CA area; and many grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life, with full military honors, was held at the Valley of the Sun Mortuary on Friday, Oct.r 4. Many of Bernie’s Sun Lakes friends and members of his family attended the celebration. Rev. Marvin Arnpriester, Minister of the Sun Lakes Methodist Church where Bernie and LueVeda were longtime members, officiated.
Harrison “Buzz” Bradley
On Sept. 24, 2019, Buzz Bradley passed quietly from the arms of his loved ones into the arms of our Lord. Buzz was born in Sacramento, CA, on March 15, 1934, where he attended grade school through high school. He graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in business administration. Following service in the U.S. Army, Buzz returned to Sacramento where he started his career in banking with Wells Fargo. First married to Cecilia Kubos (deceased) of Fernie, British Columbia, from 1959 to 1989, they had three sons together. Buzz spent those years actively involved in the raising of their boys and all of their related sporting activities. He retired in 1993 after 34 years of banking management. Married in 1992 to Jackie Antoyan (deceased 2001) of Sherman Oaks, CA, they moved to Sun Lakes, AZ.
In the years that followed, he will best be remembered for his many hours of volunteering, both with his church and the community. At St. Steven’s Catholic Church in the ‘90s he served as a Eucharistic minister, in the Knights of Columbus, and on the Financial Planning Committee.
He loved golf and played regularly with a group of good friends in Ironwood. Most recently, he faithfully served in the dining room at St. Vincent de Paul. In addition, since 2001, Buzz volunteered with Neighbors Who Care, American Red Cross, United Blood Services, Chandler Senior Center, and About Care.
Married in 2002 to Barbara Moore, who was then the director of Neighbors Who Care, much of their time was spent together in entertaining friends and family in their home in Sun Lakes Country Club. In 2004, Buzz and Barb co-founded About Care in Chandler. About Care is a non-profit that provides services to the homebound in Chandler and Gilbert. Harrison “Buzz” Bradley’s life was about service and love of family It has been said that “There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.” To this end, Buzz was fulfilled. He leaves behind his wife of 17 years, Barbara, along with his three sons: David (Julia), Ron, and Craig (Jennifer); two stepchildren: Cari and Clarke; and four grandchildren: Jordan, Nathan, Cecilia, and Olivia. Please make donations to Hospice of the Valley or About Care in lieu of flowers. A Celebration of Life for Buzz will be held at their home in January. Date to be announced.
Benjamin lived in Campbell, CA, while raising his family and later moved to Sun Lakes in 1995. He served in the Navy during the Korean War and was a telecommunications specialist. After being discharged, he worked for Pac Bell, AT&T, and 3M Corporations. He loved playing golf and was a member of both the Oakwood and Ironwood Golf Clubs in Sun Lakes, AZ. Ben loved to travel and take cruises. He traveled extensively throughout Europe, Australia, Tahiti, Alaska, and Hawaii. Dancing was another of his hobbies, and Ben and his wife belonged to the Cotillion Dance Club of Sun Lakes.
Ben is survived by his wife Joanne, daughter Benita MacDonald, and sons David Brown and Paul Brown. He had six grandchildren: Everett Brown, Tiffany Brown, Jeremy Brown, and Devon Brown (deceased), Melinda Brown, Alysha Brown, Melissa Brown, and Michael Brown. Ben also has four great-grandchildren: Jacob and Joshua Brown, Brodhi Rotchstein, and Carter Brown. He is also survived by three stepchildren: Terri and Michael Crabtree, Michael and Jina Chismar, Steve and Gretchen Chismar. His step-grandchildren include: Heather and Parker Jones, Ben and Mariah Crabtree, Drew Crabtree, and Adam Chismar. Ben also had four step-great-grandchildren: Evan and Abigale Jones and Oliver and Josie Crabtree. Ben was known as “Mister Nice Guy” and will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.
Philip Lockwood Hanson
Philip Lockwood Hanson was born in Seattle on Feb. 2, 1934, to Marguerite and Frank Hanson. Known to family and friends as Philley or Fine Philip, he grew up in Seattle with brother Martin and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He played football at and graduated from Seattle’s Queen Anne High School in 1952. He often smiled while recounting his adventures as a two-fisted brawler in those days.
Phil married his high school sweetheart Susan Fuller in 1955. After graduating from the University of Oregon in Business Administration in 1956, he served in the Air Force as a navigator, ending up as a second lieutenant. Phil and Susan had three children: Gregory, Kimberly, and Stephanie. After divorcing in 1969, Phil married Pauline Kayler, becoming stepfather to her two children Dean and Heidi.
Phil first worked in his father’s commercial salmon cannery, then traveled selling drill rigs for Hughes Tool, and finished working for DBM and Malcolm Drilling in the foundation and shoring industry. Phil enjoyed activities with friends—hunting, fishing, tennis, boating, golf, dancing, and playing bridge. A dog lover all his life, Phil had many different dogs over the years.
Retiring to Arizona in 1998, Phil continued golfing, enjoyed supporting the arts, and had a busy social calendar with Pauline until her death in 2009.
Phil then met Barbara Berns who became his devoted companion until his death on Aug. 28, 2019, in Chandler, Arizona.
Phil is survived by his companion Barbara, his brother Martin Hanson (Portland, OR); children Greg Hanson (and Ann Pearl Owen, Seattle, WA), Kim Hanson (Chandler, AZ), and Stephanie Hanson (Seattle, WA); stepchildren Dean Kayler (and Carol Long Kayler, Camano Island, WA) and Heidi Kayler (and Steve Van Huss, Issaquah, WA); grandchildren John Hanson (Seattle, WA) and Catharine Zimburean (and Robert Zimburean, Bothell, WA); step grandchildren Ursula Owen (and Nick Beaudrot, Seattle, WA), Max Kingsbury (and Melissa Brown, Seattle, WA), Stuart Owen (Seattle, WA), Roselle Kingsbury (and Takanobu Suzuki, Tokyo, Japan), Christina Kayler (citizen of the world), Dean Kayler (Los Angeles, CA) and Sofia Van Huss (Issaquah, WA); and step great grandchildren Valentine and Octavia Beaudrowen (Seattle, WA) and Iyo Kingsbury Suzuki (Tokyo, Japan). He was predeceased by his wives and grandson Tommy.
Phil requested cremation and burial with Pauline. Immediate family met for the interment on Sept. 23, 2019. A celebration of Phil’s life will be held in Seattle this fall.
Rather than sending flowers, the family requests you consider donating to the charity of your choice in Phil’s memory.
Raymond L. Hood
Raymond L. Hood passed away on Sept. 15, 2019. Beloved husband, father, and grandfather. Raymond was born Nov. 13, 1926, in Springfield, Ohio. His family moved to Flat Rock, Michigan, where he was employed as a yardmaster with DT&I Railroad until his retirement in 1988. He moved to Trenton, Michigan, in 1951 where he resided until he moved to Sun Lakes, Arizona, in 2018.
Raymond is survived by his wife of 71 years, Shirley (Young); his son Lee (Susan) and his granddaughters Lauren Hood and Meghan Mellor. He is predeceased by his son Lynn and parents Edna and Roy Hood. Services will be in Michigan at a future date. To share a memory with Raymond’s family, please visit www.valleyofthesunfuneralhome.com.
Svein Jenshus, 93, of Sun Lakes, Arizona, passed away on Aug. 26, 2019. He was born in Norway and immigrated to the U.S. in 1953. He met his wife of 65 years on the ship Stavangerfjord. His occupation began in this country as a pastry chef and then a real estate agent. He wrote the book 50 Years as a U.S. Immigrant: And How I Got Here.
He is survived by his wife Liv Jenshus; two sons: Dag Jenshus of Whitefish, MT, and Earl Jenshus of CA; daughter Gina Jenshus of AZ; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. No services are planned as per his wishes. He will be greatly missed.
Priscilla (Buckley) Nadarski
Priscilla (Buckley) Nadarski passed away peacefully May 9, 2019, with her loving family by her side in Chandler, AZ, a week after her 76th birthday.
Priscilla was born in Chicago, IL, on May 2, 1943, to George and Celeste Buckley. She attended St. Matthias Elementary School where she made life-long friends who she stayed in touch with over the years and regularly attended annual reunions with friends she dearly loved. She met the love of her life, Ron Nadarski, while on a trip to Hawaii, who she was married to for nearly 53 years. In 1967, they left the cold winters of Chicago and moved to San Francisco, CA, where they raised their five children before moving to Sun Lakes, AZ, in 1999.
Priscilla was a selfless person who was a full-time mother to her five children during their formative years. In addition, she worked for AAA and the Chamber of Commerce in Sonoma, CA, as well as owning her own landscape company prior to moving to Chandler. In addition, she was an avid gardener who worked part time at the Phoenix Flower Shop in Chandler for nine years (2001-2010). She also loved to paint. In Sun Lakes, she was an active member of the Saturday Morning Art group. Priscilla greatly enjoyed spending time with her family and friends as well as serving as a volunteer at St. Vincent de Paul food bank, St. Mary’s Parish in Chandler.
She is survived by her husband Ronald and her five children: Daniel of Phoenix, Kate of Novato, CA; David of Novato, CA; Dominic of Renton, WA; and Ronnie Jr. of Sun Lakes, AZ. She will also be missed by her six grandchildren and sisters Anne Amrhien of Sun Lakes, Susan Kaszewicz, and brother Kevin Buckley of Illinois. Her sister Judy passed in 2002.
Donations can be made to Hospice of the Valley.
G. “Roy” Partridge
Fourteen-year Sun Lakes resident G. “Roy” Partridge passed away on Sept. 3, 2019, at his home. His wife of almost 64 years, Marguerite, and his family mourn his passing, along with many Sun Lakes friends. Roy’s way was to have at least one person smile every day. We miss your smile, Roy, very much, R.I.P.
Elizabeth Lottie (Ziolkowski) Sacco
Elizabeth Lottie Sacco passed away on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, in Lake Oswego, Oregon, surrounded by her loving family. Lottie was the youngest of three daughters born to Margaret and Leonard Ziolkowski in Fort Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan, Canada, in 1935. She attended Weyburn Collegiate High School, from which she graduated in 1953. After receiving a B.A. in Medical Technology from the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon in 1956, she worked for one year at Calgary General Hospital. Feeling adventurous and with three job offers in the Lake Michigan area from which to choose, she went to work at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. It was there that she met her future husband Russell Sacco, then a medical student. They married in 1960 and ultimately raised four children together, with Lottie as a full-time mother.
Lottie was a person of significant energy and, over the years, was a tireless volunteer for Birthright. She was dedicated to her faith service and community, bringing the Eucharist and good cheer to homebound parishioners of Our Lady of the Lake. Lottie formed dear attachments over the decades, whether it was with members of her book club, friends from church, dear friends from their Portland residency days, or from the 12 years she and her husband resided in the Cottonwood region in Sun Lakes, Arizona, and were members of St. Steven Catholic Church in Sun Lakes. She found solace and support in her connections with others.
Lottie and her husband, doctor and lawyer Russell Sacco, worked together in his office during the final 14 years of his medical practice. After retirement, they traveled the world extensively and were very involved in multiple Respect Life causes throughout the world. Throughout all, they enjoyed golf (Lottie achieving not one but two holes-in-one) and were members of the Oswego Golf and Country Club and the Sun Lakes Cottonwood Golf and Country Club. They were a very close couple and were mentors to many others.
Lottie provided memorable days of entertaining in their homes and always provided Christmas Eve and Fourth of July parties and beloved traditions for their family and others and extended warm hospitality to all who accepted their many invitations throughout the years. She was a remarkable cook.
Lottie was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Dr. Russell Sacco (died June 4, 2019), and her sister Rosa Shaw. She is survived by her sister Ida Warren, her children and their partners: Lori Sacco and Wolfgang Dilger, Marie Sacco and Andreas Killen, Leonard Sacco and Heidi Sullivan, and Mark and Katie Sacco, and eight grandchildren: Dakota, Maia, and Cole Spillman; Henry and Nicolas Killen; and Owen, Lucy, and Wyatt Sacco. She will be missed so much by her loving family and her many close friends.
A funeral was held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Lake Oswego, Oregon.
Nancy Puebla Seamster
Like the force of nature she was, Nancy Puebla Seamster died May 28, 2019, surrounded by the love, laughter, and song of her family. She was James Oliver Seamster’s wife of 68 years, mother of 7 children, grandmother of 13, and great-grandmother of 14.
Nancy was born to Arthur and Violet (McDonald) Puebla in Worland, WY, on February 6, 1933. She came home to an older sister, Ruth Puebla Bower (Ken), and brother Don Puebla (Pearl Marie).
Nancy liked to say she was born under a lucky star and her trajectory in life indicated as much. At 16, Nancy’s internal compass affirmed true north, and she navigated the following 70 years alongside the love of her life, Jim Seamster. Together they created a large family, including Arla Henderson (Neil), Ruthie Nelson, Jim Seamster (Brenda), Jeff Seamster, Rob Seamster (Kathy), Dede Seamster, and Annie Andreoni (Jim). Nancy and Jim mourned the deaths of both their parents, Nancy’s brother Don, and Jim’s sister Marjorie. In 2012, they lost their beloved son Jimbo to ALS, not long followed by his devoted wife Brenda.
The Seamsters raised their family in Colorado, and as their children grew, Nancy enrolled in local adult education courses. For the next 30 years, she worked in administrative and teaching roles in higher education, including at Adams State College in Alamosa, CO, and the San Diego Community College District.
After retirement, Jim and Nancy followed that lucky star to Gilbert, AZ. Nancy loved playing tournament bridge, making dear friends along the way; she had a true gift for cultivating lifelong friendships. She enjoyed the NFL, book clubs, and live theatre—even performing in community theatre productions. On a clear night, if you listen closely, you might hear Nancy clapping along to the chorus of Oklahoma! as a shooting star passes by.