Tucson, AZ Tornado, Aug 1964


Tucson, Ariz., (AP) -- A mother and her infant son were killed Thursday when a tornado hit the San Xavier mission area southwest of Tucson.
Killed were MRS. LUCY NORRIS, 31, and her 10-month-old son, MARCIAN.
At least eight others were injured as the small but powerful twister demolished one home and damaged at least two more. Two of the injured were in critical condition.
Several nuns from the mission saw the funnel cloud approaching and ran to the basement of their building. The tornado tore off part of the roof but no nuns were injured. The mission itself escaped serious damage.
A meteorologist at Tucson International Airport said the tornado formed a funnel cloud that lasted four or five minutes, then disappeared into a rain storm.
The dead and injured were buried in debris of buildings in the Indian village which stands near San Xavier, a 287-year-old mission about a mile from Tucson city limits.

Albuquerque Journal New Mexico 1964-08-28