Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
Thu, Oct. 29


L.C. Thomas

Funeral services for L.C. Thomas, 76, were held Saturday, October 27, 2001, at the Faith Temple Church of God in Christ, Winslow. Reverend Roy Hadnot officiated. Viewing was held Friday, October 26, at Greer’s Scott Mortuary Chapel. Interment was in Desert View Cemetery.

Mr. Thomas passed away on October 21, 2001 in Winslow. L.C. Thomas was born January 6, 1925, in Vardaman, Mississippi, to Randolph and Genise Thomas. He met Lila Echoles while growing up and married on April 10, 1945. In 1955, he came to Winslow, Arizona to start a life for his family. L.C. was a peace loving man who never treated his fellowman wrong. He was know as “Mr. T.” to everyone and “Grampa” to the kids. He was employed at Duke City Lumber Company, where he retired after 39 years of service.

He leaves behind a loving wife of 57 years, Lila Thomas; eight daughters, Lila (Bennie) Mayberry of Winslow, Betty (B.J.) Morgan of Montgomery, Alabama, Nancy (Lester Jones) Thomas Carmoche of Winslow, Martha Thomas of Winslow, Angela (Jim) Millett of Chandler, Ariz. and Arniece (Tony) Brown of Winslow; two special daughters, Monique Long of Chandler and Jennifer Alexander of Winslow; six sons, Charles (Marilynn) of Winslow, Edward of Phoenix, Zach of Chandler, David of Winslow, Chris of Winslow, Cecil Garcia of Gallup, NM; one brother, James Albert of Vardamen, Miss.; two sisters, Catherine Smith of Jackson, Miss. and Georgia Rosemond of Vardaman; 37 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Brothers-in-laws and wives, Thomas and Dorothy Echoles, Minister Henry and Mary Hayes of Winslow, Buddy Norwood of Sunflower, Miss., Georgia may of Pennsylvania, sister-in-laws, Faye Doris of San Diego, Ruth Washington of Sunflower, Miss., Jean Thomas of Erie, Penn., Essie McMath of Siginaw, Mich. And numerous nieces and nephews and friends.

He is preceded in death by one son, John Lees, his parents, Randolph and Gensie Thomas; three brothers, Ever Lee, Randolph Jr. and Sam; on sister, Elizabeth Stovall and one great-grandson, Jacob Isaih.

Arrangements are under the direction of Greer’s Scott Mortuary of Winslow.

Robert Ribera

Funeral services for Robert Ribera, 72, were held Monday, October 29, 2001, at Madre de Dios Catholic Church. Interment followed in Desert View Cemetery. Celebrant was Father Dan Hussey.

Robert Ribera passed away on October 16, 2001, in Phoenix, Ariz.

He was born on May 11, 1929, in Ribera, New Mexico. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater. Mr. Ribera worked for the City of Phoenix for a number of years. After retirement he resided in Camp Verde, Ariz. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.

His survivors include; his father, Apolonio Ribera of Winslow; sons, John Ribera of Phoenix and Tony Ribera of Phoenix; daughter, Martha Ribera of Phoenix; brother, Gabriel Ribera of Winslow; sisters, Molly Montonya of Winslow, Lydia Villarino of Winslow and Rose Espinosa of Phoenix; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Maria Justa Ribera and sister, Lou Hernandez.

Arrangements are under the direction of Greer’s Scott Mortuary of Winslow.

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