Quote of the Month

"If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month".
-Theodore Roosevelt-

As part of the official Annual Resident's Meeting and the meeting following, these officers were elected.

President -
Sandy Baumstark (60)

Vice Presidant-
James Genso

Suzanne Dallas (207)

Barb Nienkark

Member at Large (1 year) -
Rhonda Smaldino (155)

Member at Large (2 year) -
Bonnie Harrison (40)

Member at Large (1year) -
Beth Chartrand 64)(155)

This website is being maintained
in memory of Tom Hennessy who
made the site possible

pictues of the grand canyon are provided by pastor Mark Friedrich of Mountain View Lutheran Church



Each year we remember our neighbors who passed away during the past year. We have acknowledged those we were notified that they have passed away. If we have missed your loved one please let us know.

Arturo Tapia Arturo and Yvonne have been active members of our commu.nity for many years. Arturo served as Vice President of our Activities Organiza.tion for a term. He was a very experienced chef. He and Yvonne catered a taco bar dinner of the Activities Organization. I looked forward to each gathering to see what delectable treat he had prepared. They enjoyed camping and spend.ing time with friends. He was a very proud father and grandfather. His family was very important to him. He will be missed by his family.

Terry Watts Terry was a long time resident that moved here in the late 1990’s from Detroit. He retired from the Ford Motor Co. and was employed there for many years. He really enjoyed playing Texas Hold Em at casino’s and here at our clubhouse. He usually played two or three times a week.

Sandra Carmon Sandra and her late husband Doyce moved to Desert Harbor in 2003. Sandy was the early publisher/editor of our newsletter. She single handedly put the newsletter together for many years. I spent many hours with them in line dance class and Tai Chi classes. We had many years of fun. One year she received a scooter and used to move around the neighborhood. Sandy was a very active member of our Desert Harbor community. Her family was very important to her, with most of them here in the Valley. Her grandson was in the Marines, and she would travel to California to visit him. She also had her puppies who were great company for her

Thomas McCormick Thomas and his wife Carolyn along with Carolyn’s brother Bill Dunham moved into Desert Harbor in 2020. Tommy "Tucker" McCormick, we lost a regional cultural treasure last week in Apache Junction. Tommy "Tucker" McCormick was called home in the morning of September 23, 2022 with Carolyn, his wife of 40 years, near his side.

Lynn Dockendorf Lynn was a fairly new resident that moved here in 2019 from Illinois and really enjoyed playing Texas Hold Em, swimming and golf. Her daughter and grandson were her total life and she enjoyed being with them as often as possible. She was well liked by the Texas Hold Em group and will be greatly missed.

Art Roberts Art lived in Desert Harbor for 17 years with his partner, Connie Riter, with whom he shared 41 years. They came from Syracuse, NY and Sun.rise Vista in Mesa. He was treasurer of our Park’s activity organization for many years and enjoyed living here. He played 65, a card game, Mexican train, going on bus trips to Casinos and other states, walking their shelties, tak.ing in plays in Gilbert and Phoenix, and watching many sports. He especially enjoyed making over 200 margaritas each year for Cinco de Maya for Park resi.dents. Earlier in his life he was in the Air Force and he will be interned in the National Memorial Cemetery in Phoenix. He is survived by three children, a step son, and many grandchildren and great grands. He will be deeply missed!