The Explorer: Anniversaries


Monday 07/21/2014
Pima Libraries to stream independent films
Updated: July 21, 2014 - 2:17 pm

Grab your popcorn. If you like movies, the Pima County Public Library has your free ticket to some of the best indie films around!

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Wednesday 02/05/2014
Obituary: James Raymond Lytle
Posted: February 05, 2014 - 4:00 am

James Raymond Lytle – “Emerald Jim”

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Wednesday 01/01/2014
Obituary: Bobby D. Streb
Posted: January 01, 2014 - 4:00 am

Bobby D. Streb of Oro Valley, AZ, 84, died December 24, 2013.  Bobby was born in Schoenbrunn, Ohio, the daughter of James and Edna Edwards. She was married to Joseph M. Streb who preceded her in death along with her parents and sister Jimmy Edwards Rice.

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Wednesday 12/25/2013
Obituary: Duane Lambert
Posted: December 25, 2013 - 4:00 am

Duane Lambert 78, passed away peacefully on December 18, 2013.  He passed away with family by his side at home in Menifee, CA, where he resided since January 2012.   He was born June 2, 1935 in Illinois to Leopold G.Lambert and Aldia C.Lambert.  Duane lived in Illinois until 1970 when he moved to Arizona for the health of his son.  Duane was widowed by Patricia Lambert and is survived by two children, Gregory Lambert, Christina Vinsant and grandson, Casey.   He is also survived by siblings, Lila Hull, Maureen Folk, nieces Yvette Friedley, Sandra Benedict and nephew Chad Folk.  Duane was a Navy Veteran and his career was in clothing and retail.  He loved sports, especially the Chicago Cubs and Arizona Wildcats. Duane was a pencil artist from the time he was a young boy.  A private Memorial Service will be held at Holy Hope Cemetery in Tucson, AZ.  Condolences for the family may be sent to: The Vinsant Family, P.O. Box 1013, Romoland, CA 92585.

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Wednesday 12/11/2013
Obituary: Delphine Andersen
Updated: December 12, 2013 - 8:37 am

Delphine V. Andersen, 68, of Oro Valley passed away November 28, 2013. Delphine is survived by her loving husband of 43 years John Andersen, her mother Estelle Lipa, sisters Barbara Hushmidt and Corinne (James) Drew, niece Dawn Wilmsen, nephews Christopher Andersen, Timothy Andersen, and James Drew, cousins Nancy, Cindy, Janet, Roy, Robert and many other cousins, nieces and nephews.

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Obituary: Richard Johnson
Posted: December 11, 2013 - 4:00 am

Richard (Dick) Bryant Johnson, August 18, 1941 - November 19, 2013.

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Wednesday 07/24/2013
Obituary: Virginia Welborn (Jane) Jenkins Volz
Updated: July 25, 2013 - 12:43 pm

Virginia Welborn (Jane) Jenkins Volz, 87, died peacefully at Mountain View Care Center on July 16, 2013.

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Obituary: Robert J. Baughman
Updated: July 25, 2013 - 12:43 pm

Robert (Bob) Baughman was born in Louisville, KY on June 18, 1937.  He died in Oro Valley, AZ on July 11, 2013.

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Tuesday 07/02/2013
Obituary: Jean Mellors Henika
Updated: July 03, 2013 - 10:33 am

Jean Mellors Henika, affectionately known as “Smiley” by all, left for her heavenly home on June 7 one day after her 84th birthday. Born in Berwyn, IL on June 6, 1929 the daughter of Tom Mellors and Nancy Ann Blackburn. She graduated from Lyons Township High School in LaGrange, IL in 1947 and Purdue University in 1951. At Purdue she was a member of Delta Gamma Fraternity and was a member of the varsity cheerleaders all four years. She married Morgan Henika of Lakewood, OH on April 5, 1952.

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Wednesday 06/19/2013
Remembrance: Kimberly Ann Ensley 1963-1992
Posted: June 19, 2013 - 4:00 am

June 21st would have been your 50th birthday. We are sorry that you left too soon to celebrate this important milestone with your family.

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