Obituaries

Betty Mae Ault

Betty Mae Ault, born Dec. 13, 1927 died peacefully at home in Scottsdale, Ariz., after a three-year battle with cancer. She is now at peace with the Lord.

She is survived by her brother, Vern, and his wife, Donna Walker; her three sons and their families, Ron and Lynne Ault, Matthew, Samantha, Nicholas and Noah; Gary and Cathy Ault, Angie and Gary; Robert and Kami Ault, Jayson and Allison as well as her three great-grandchildren.

Betty was born in Duke Center, Penn., and was married to Ronald K. (Bud) Ault for 39 years. They lived in Pagosa Springs from 1979 through 1987 and owned the “House of Wares” retail store in the River Center and were active members in the Community Bible Church. Betty was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. We will miss her, but anticipate seeing her again.

Memorial services were held Sunday, April 22, at Hansen Desert Hills Chapel in Scottsdale. Betty asked that any donations be made to Scottsdale Bible Church, 7601 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260, or to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014.

George Dudley, Jr.

George Dudley, Jr., passed away peacefully at home on April 23, 2007. He was born June 20, 1923 in Reading, Penn.

He is survived by his sister, Alyson Herbine; his children, Kevin F. Dudley, Sara D. Tuck and Fawn S. Alonso; grandchildren, Eric Dudley, Lisa Dudley and Veronica and Karla Alonso; nieces, Katrina Feldman and Toni Herbine-Blank; horses, Zippy, Cisco, Danny and Dusty.

He was a sergeant in the First Armored Infantry Division in WW II. He served in the Ardennes, Central Europe, and Rhineland. He was awarded the Bronze Star.

There will be a celebration of his life at the Silver Bullet in Trujillo Friday, April 27, at 2 p.m. He will be greatly missed, as he touched many hearts.
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Darren Kyle McDonald

Darren Kyle McDonald, 22, died Monday, April 16, 2007.  Mr. McDonald was born Feb. 25, 1985, in Montrose, Colo., the son of Douglas and Judith Ann Seibel McDonald.

Darren lived his life as a free-spirited, dedicated young man with a high level of integrity.  He was the youngest of four siblings and was mom’s baby boy.  He always had it in high gear and never slowed down no matter what the task was at hand.  He worked hard, played hard, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and most outdoor activities. 

He grew up working for his uncle “Menners” on the farm and was currently working in the energy industry with Outlaw Field Services.  Darren was always busy assisting friends and family with projects and chores throughout the Arboles community.  In Darren’s honor, the services are to be simple and casual or western attire is preferred.  Darren was the best friend, brother, and son and will truly be missed.

Darren was preceded in death by his father, Douglas John McDonald.

He is survived by his mother Judith; his two brothers: Mike (and Lori) McDonald, and son, Travis, of Monument, Colo., and Jeff McDonald of Arboles, Colo.; his sister, Jennifer (and Tom) Arthur, and daughter, Kelly Mae, of Arboles; his grandparents, Willard and Betty Siebel of Arboles; his two uncles, “Menners” (and Jane) Siebel of Arboles, and Harold (and Lillian) Siebel of Ignacio, Colo.; his two aunts, Karen (and John) Erspamer of Indianapolis, Ind., and Marilyn (and Mike) Warren of Butte, Mont.; and his numerous cousins.

 A funeral service was held Saturday, April 21, 2007 at the Baptist Church, Arboles, with Pastor Randall Haines officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Darren Kyle McDonald Memorial Fund, c/o Wells Fargo Bank, Ignacio Branch, P.O. Box 869, Ignacio, CO 81137. Darren was the best friend, brother, and son, and will truly be missed.
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Gary Evans Martinette

Gary Evans Martinette, 69, of Grandview, Mo., passed away on April 5, 2007, at a hospital in Flagstaff, Ariz., while on vacation. He was a local and state civic leader, and former mayor of Grandview. He had been battling esophageal cancer since September of last year.

He was born June 19, 1937, in Canton, Ill., and his family moved to Kansas City in 1942. He was a 1955 graduate of Central High School, attended Kansas City Junior College and the University of Missouri-Columbia before serving in the U.S. Army from 1960-62. He received a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1963. He was a registered mechanical engineer in the state of Missouri and was employed at the Bendix Corporation for 30 years, retiring from Allied Signal in 1993. He joined the engineering firm of George Butler Assoc., Inc. as a marketing consultant. He was a member of the University of Missouri-Columbia Engineering Advisory Council. Mr. Martinette, when elected in 1973, and again in 1975 as mayor of Grandview, was the youngest person to serve as a mayor in the state of Missouri. He had served one term as alderman before becoming mayor. He and his wife, Jan, who served as mayor of Grandview from 1980-85, were recognized by the City of Grandview in 2001 as Citizens of the Year. A Republican, he and his wife, Jan, were named by the Missouri Association of Republicans as the 1994 Republicans of the Year. He was chairman of the Eastern Jackson County host committee for the Republican National Convention held in Kansas City in 1976. He has served as the Republican County Committeeman for Washington Township for many years, and was chairman of the Jackson County Republican committee from 1989-94. He was an elected delegate to the Republican District, and State presidential conventions. He served as president of the Missouri Association of Republicans in 1990-91, and in 1991 was a governor’s appointee to the Missouri House of Representatives redistricting commission.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Helen Martinette, and a brother, George Martinette. He leaves his wife, Janice Wilson Martinette, of the home; a son, Gregory Wilson Martinette, and his wife Patty, Overland Park, Kan.; two daughters, Melissa Marie Hills, and husband, Jeff, Lake Ozark, Mo., and Jean Louise Lewis and husband Mike, Pagosa Springs; sister, Carol Koenig, Columbia, Mo.; grandchildren, Haylen E. Mead, Ben Lewis, Mira and Jace Hills; step-grandchildren, Nicole and Brian Hills, Leah and Dereck Lewis, and Lee and Devin Rose.

In lieu of a memorial service, Jan and Gary expressed the wish that the equivalent hours be spent helping those in need. Monetary donations may be made to the University of Missouri College of Engineering, c/o Office of Development, 704 Conley Ave., Columbia, MO 65201-9826; KC/MU Engineering Scholarship Fund, KCMUAA, PO Box 32491, KCMO 64171; OZANAM, 421 E. 137th St., KCMO 64145; Grandview Assistance Program for cancer patients, 1121 Main St., Grandview, MO 64030; or Grandview School Foundation c/o Scholarship for Community Service, PO Box 546, Grandview, MO 64030.