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Page 21 Obituaries In Loving Memory of Rudolph "Moose" Waco January 25, 1950 – May 21, 2022 Rudolph "Moose" Waco, age 72, passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Moose was born on January 25, 1950. A memorial service for Moose was held Thursday, June 9, 2022, at 6:00 PM at Chemehuevi Gymnasium, Havasu Lake, CA. A sunrise burial occurred Friday, June 10, 2022, at 7:00 AM at Chemehuevi Cemetery, Havasu Lake, CA. A Casting ceremony took place later at Hoover Dam, Clark County, Nevada. In Loving Memory of Boveena Benjalina Roosevelt March 25, 1996- May 22, 2022 Boveena Benjalina Roosevelt, 26, passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2022. She was a member of the Quechan Indian Tribe and attended San Pasqual throughout her school years; and later worked at the Quechan Casino Resort as a Pool Attendant and enjoyed spending time with family and friends during her off time. She is survived by her significant other, Rita R. Aguirre (Yuma); her mother, Sophia Nerva (Yuma); brothers, Toby (LA) Joseph Jr., (Phoenix) Valdez M. (Somerton), Gabriel (Yuma), Vitor (Yuma), Jahrius (Canada), Afion, (Canada), Elias (Phoenix); sisters, Dysha (Winterhaven), Jordan (Winterhaven), Ravine (Yuma), Tricelle (Yuma) and many aunts uncles and cousins. Boveena is preceded in death by her father, Joseph Roosevelt Sr.; paternal grandfather, Nathan Nerva Sr.; paternal grandfather, Randall Menta, and uncle, Emille Roosevelt. Pallbearers were Joseph Roosevelt Jr, Jason Nerva Jr, William Laurenzana, Julian Lomavitu, Micheal Nerva, Jovan Hicks, Richard Silva Sr., Manual Galindo, Benjamin Roosevelt, Louis Roosevelt, Joseph Roosevelt, Arik Roosevelt, Aaron Quiros, Gabriel Roosevelt, Steven Laurenzana. Honorary Pallbearers were Wallace Dugan Jr., Lelord Roosevelt, Jahrius and Afion Roosevelt, Emilio Escalanti, Gary Yazzie, Elias Nerva, Rocky Nerva, Nathan Nerva, Anthony Roosevelt, Angel Lomavitu, Kirk Nerva, Elias Marquez, Varian Kelly, Linsey Kelly, Charles Escalanti A viewing was held at Yuma Mortuary on June 7, 2022, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, with traditional services fol- lowing at the Quechan Big House that started at mid- night and ended with cremation at 5:00 AM. In Loving Memory of Lela McCowan November 11, 1966 – May 22, 2022 Lela McCowan, age 55, of Parker, Arizona, passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2022. Lela was born on November 11, 1966. Daughter of the Late Dixie Mae Hogan & the late Morley McCowan. Granddaughter of the Late Gertrude Van Fleet Dash & the Late Clinton Hogan. Sister to Marla Nopah Jenkins, Vianne Wilson, Delwin Georgina McCowan. Siblings preceded in death are Corwin McCowan, Ethelyn McCowan, Charlein McCowan, Berdette McCowan Moses, Morlan McCowan Sr., and Frank McCowan. Mother to Tiffany Jackson and Marshae Sam. Grandmother to Eziual Emmanuel, Emmitt, Carliss, Kalieb & Dyanna Jackson. Lela McCowan, age 55, of Parker, Arizona, passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2022. Lela was born on November 11, 1966. A funeral service for Lela was held Sunday, June 5, 2022, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Parker Funeral Home, 1704 S. Ocotillo Ave, Parker, Arizona 85344. Traditional services occurred Sunday, June 5, 2022, from 7:00 PM to 3:00 AM at Irataba Hall, 26600 Mohave Rd, Parker, Arizona 85344. Tribal rites of cremation were on Monday, June 6, 2022, at 3:00 AM at Colorado River Indian Tribes Cemetery, 2nd Ave. & Laffoon Rd., Parker, Arizona 85344. In Loving Memory of Wanda Lee Goodman October 23, 1958 – May 26, 2022 Wanda Lee Goodman, age 63, of Parker, AZ. passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2022. Wanda was born on October 23, 1958. A funeral service for Wanda was held Saturday, June 4, 2022, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Lily of The Valley Church, 812 S Eagle Ave, Parker, Arizona 85344. Interment took place on Sunday, June 5, 2022, at 6:00 AM at Parker Cemetery, 688 Mohave Rd, Parker, Arizona 85344. In Loving Memory of Mary Louise Day February 15, 1950 - May 30, 2022 Mary Louise Day, 72, passed away May 30, 2022, in Ocean Springs, MS. She was born on February 15, 1950, and raised in Yuma, AZ and lived in Mississippi, at the time of her death she resided in Vancleave, MS. Mary is preceded in death by her parents, Felix Sr. and Delfina, and siblings, Isadora, Toni, Fran, Joe, and Christy. She is survived by her life partner William and siblings, Felix Jr., Danny (Margaret), (Nellie), (Paul Sr.), (Ralph), (Dennis). Her children, Kimberly (John), Christine, Melissa, and Jason, grandchildren, Nathen, Chasity (Brandon), Nolan (Erika), Kierah, Nicholas (Potter), Dillen, Zachary (Kelly), Danielle, Rachael, Kieona (Mazin), Jace, Amanda, Lil Mark, 19 Great-grandchil- dren and 1 on the way. She had many nieces, nephews, other family and friends. Her hobbies and interests were, yard-sales and thrift store shopping with family, family gatherings, taking care of others, scary movies, cooking tacos, watching cooking & court shows, spending time with her grand- children and great-grandchildren, and late-night trips to Taco Bell; she loved her tattoos & piercings, nick- named "Code Red" when being photographed or din- ing out and so much more. A visitation was held Thursday, June 2, 2022, at Holder- Wells Funeral Home in Moss Point, MS, from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM. In Loving Memory of Kenneth "Mac" Fernando Kirk Sr. July 26, 1947 – June 1, 2022 Kenneth Fernando Kirk Sr., also known as "Mac," was born to Fernando Isaac Kirk and Bertha Raney Kirk on July 26, 1947, in Florence, AZ. They left AZ and moved to Reseda, CA, in 1950. The family lived in CA until they moved to Missouri in 1960. In Missouri, he worked in the family's tobacco fields. He then joined the United States Army in 1964 and was sta- tioned in Fort Leonard Wood, MO. In 1965 he would be deployed to Vietnam for one year. After his tour in Vietnam, he was stationed in Fort Lewis, WA, until he left the service in 1968. While Mac was in Vietnam, his parents moved to Poston, AZ. Mac's sisters Roxy and Mona befriended Beatrice Trevino, the next-door neighbor. One day while Beatrice was visiting their house, she saw a picture of Mac and asked his sister if he was going with anyone. Roxy told her she didn't know. Beatrice then pro- claimed that she was going to marry him one day. She kept faithful to her word and married him two years later, on December 14, 1968. The following year on December 10, 1969, Mac and Beatrice welcomed their first son Kenneth Fernando Kirk Jr. In the early years of their marriage, Mac worked at the feedlot in Parker, AZ, until they moved to Oregon, where they would welcome twin boys Johnny Louis Kirk and Jerry Lee Kirk on December 26, 1971. Shortly after the twins' birth, they would move back to Poston, AZ, where Mac would work at Chrismer Farms for several years. During this time, they welcomed Beatrice's nephew Jesse Flores and raise him as their son. Throughout their marriage, they opened their home to many others. He went on to work for Western Farm Services until he retired. Throughout his life, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family. He leaves behind his wife, 3 sons, 15 grandkids, 21 great-grandkids, 3 sib- lings, and several nieces and nephews. He is proceeded by his parents, one son, and two siblings. 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