Obituaries July 20

Robert Robinson

Robert Robinson, 42, passed away July 3, 2005.

Rob loved deeply the people he was attached to: his son, his mother, his brother and his grandmother Wheeler. He wasn't an angel. However, he had a heart of gold and would help anyone with a problem or if they were hungry.

For children he had a great love that began before his son was born. His son, Denver, will never benefit from his love but he will be told of the great love he had for his son. Rob always looked out for his mother and she looked after him until the hour he slipped away. He was loved by mother and friends and he will be missed sorely.

Private family service will be held. Arrangements under the care of Greer's Mortuary.

Ronald Lee Tucker

Ronald Lee Tucker, 67, was born in Glendale, Calif. on September 17, 1938 to J.C. and Mabel Tucker.

He was called to his place among the stars by his creator on July 11, 2005.

Ronnie was a loving husband, giving father and caring grandfather. He was fortunate enough to have said, "you're making an old man out of me" to his two great-granddaughters.

Ronnie was a very proud and respectable man who not only raised his family, but also was always willing to lend a helping hand. No one that ever crossed paths with "Tuck" will ever forget his great laugh, stubbornness or strong hand shake, whether they were friends or foes.

Ronnie was raised outside Winslow on his family's ranch, riding horses, exploring the land and gazing up into the stars. He later moved into Winslow, where he attended school. He graduated from Winslow High School class of 1956. He is remembered as an intelligent student and great athlete who enjoyed pulling pranks on anyone who crossed him.

That is where he met his high school sweet heart and love of his life, Mary Ann Ward, whom he married in 1958. They were married for 38 years before her passing.

Ronnie was blessed with two beautiful daughters, Susan and Lisa, who he supported with his job as a conductor with Santa Fe Railroad. He worked for more than 40 years, before his early retirement in 1999.

Ronnie enjoyed spending his free time with his friends, reeling in the "big" fish, gardening, hunting, traveling and shooting his collection of guns. He was a lifetime member of the NRA. He had a passion for learning, especially the study of astronomy.

Ronnie will never be forgotten for his stories he loved to tell. His life and his laugh will live on in everyone who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his wife, father and mother. He is survived by his daughters, Susan Amanda McArdle of Apache Junction and Lisa Tucker; and his son, Randy Hummel, both of Winslow; his grandsons, Sean McArdle of Apache Junction, Dustin (Tonia); and his two great-grand daughters' Skylyssa and Saleah Tucker all of Winslow; also his sister, Barbara (Charles) Aguilar of Bernalillo, N.M.; his cousins that he grew up with, Gary (Gale) Gipson of Oregon and brother-in-law Robert (Twick) Ward of Phoenix; stepmother, Martha Tucker of Santa Fe, N.M. He also left behind his companion, Jeanette Holt, her daughter, Tara and Tara's boys, Eric and Sean, who Ronnie loved like his own grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his aunt, Edna Tucker Gipson, who he spent most of his life with.

In lieu flowers the family asks that donations be made to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 1132, Fairfax, Virginia 22038-1132 in his name.

There was a gathering of friends and family at Randy's house, 612 Snider, Saturday, July 16 at 5 p.m.

Arrangements under the care of Greer's Mortuary.


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