SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- John "Marmaduke" Dawson, a longtime Grateful Dead collaborator who co-wrote "Friend of the Devil" and developed a devoted following with his psychedelic country group New Riders of the Purple Sage, died Tuesday. He was 64. Dawson died from stomach cancer in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where he had retired several years ago, said Rob Bleetstein, archivist for the band. rrr MIAMI (AP) -- Dr. Howard Engle, the Miami Beach pediatrician whose tobacco lawsuit resulted in the largest punitive damage award in U.S. history, died Wednesday. He was 89.
Raul DeLaCruz, 59, Grand Forks, July 22. Thomas Hagen, 62, Fargo, formerly Grafton, July 21. Dorothy Johnson, 101, Grand Forks, July 21. Florence Lien, 99, Cooperstown, July 21. Wilbur Martin, 95, Bismarck, formerly Bowdon, July 21. Darrell Syverson, 64, Reynolds, July 21. Marlo Tveter, 61, Oakes, July 20.
Gary Kautzman, 65, Carrington, N.D., died Friday, July 24, 2009, at his home under the care of Presentation Hospice, Carrington. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Carrington. Prayer service: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Evans Funeral Home, Carrington. Visitation: 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial: Carrington Cemetery, Carrington.
Alice Schmidt, 89, Jamestown, died Thursday, July 23, 2009, at Ave Maria Village, Jamestown. Arrangements pending with Haut Funeral Homes, Jamestown.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) -- Brenda Joyce, a movie actress who played Jane in five "Tarzan" films, died July 4. She was 92. She suffered from dementia for a decade and died of pneumonia at a nursing home in Santa Monica, family friend David Ragan said. Joyce, whose real name was Betty Leabo, appeared in some two dozen movies but she is best known for succeeding Maureen O'Sullivan as Jane in the "Tarzan" pictures. She appeared in the "Tarzan" movies in the 1940s, opposite Johnny Weissmuller and later Lex Barker. Joyce made her last movie in 1949.
Michael J. Bushaw, 80, Grand Forks, July 20. Sophie Grzadzieleski, 88, Grand Forks, July 17. Edythe S. Keller, 92, Strasburg, July 20. Marlo R. Tveter, 61, Oakes, July 20.
Pearl Altenburg, 72, Williston, July 18. Crystal Reid Austin, 29, Bismarck, July 17. Larry Getz, 71, Bowman, July 9. Joyce Gutensohn, 68, Grand Forks, July 9. Patricia Heisler, 74, Devils Lake, July 18. Minnie Johnson, 104, Grand Forks, July 19. Jack Leedahl, 63, Grand Forks, July 18. Orville Lyste, 89, Hatton, July 19. Janice McWilliams, 56, Fargo, formerly Moorhead, Minn., July 20. Vivian Miller, 101, Aneta, July 19. Gordon Naumann, 78, New Salem, July 18. Arnold Pederson, 88, Forman, July 19. Donovan Phelps, 75, Mesa, Ariz., formerly Grand Forks, July 15. Jake Redinger, 93, Bis
Donald "Don" T. Cherney 51, Jamestown, North Dakota, died unexpectedly in his home on July 20, 2009. Don was born on July 24, 1957 in Kensal, ND to Georgie Ann Samek and Taft Cherney. He grew up in Wimbledon, ND and graduated from Wimbledon High School in 1976. He married the love of his life, Belinda Thurn on March 3, 1984. They made their home in Jamestown. Don provided for his family by working his entire career at Malt America. He was a dedicated employee who took great pride in his work. Don and Belinda have two sons, Kurt and Scott.
Wilbur Oliver Martin, 95, Bismarck, N.D., formerly of Bowdon, N.D., died Tuesday, July, 21, 2009, in Bismarck. Mr. Martin was born Oct. 25, 1913, in Fessenden, N.D., the son of Oliver and Mary (Tiedtke) Martin. He grew up south of Bowdon and graduated from Bowdon High School in 1933. He married Elsie Dean Meyers on Feb. 15, 1942, at the Bowdon Church of God, Bowdon. They operated the Bowdon Hotel and later the Chaseley grocery store until 1945.
Stephen Charles "Squeak" Lies, 68, Grace City, N.D., formerly of New Rockford, N.D., died Tuesday, July 21, 2009, at MeritCare Hospital, Fargo, N.D. Mr. Lies was born Aug. 31, 1940, in New Rockford, the son of Charles M. and Della E. (Stephenson) Lies. He grew up and attended St. James Academy, New Rockford, and graduated in 1958. He worked for Archie Campbell Construction, New Rockford, and then moved to Montana where he worked for H.O. Bell Motors, Missoula and Bitteroot Supply, Stevensville. He moved to Seattle in 1965 and worked for NW Wire. He married Roberta Madson in 1966 in Seattle.