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11/21/00

Charles Leonard Coffey

Charles Leonard Coffey, 72, of Prescott, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center hospice unit, Prescott.

He was born July 7, 1928, in Springfield, Ill., to Louis and Elizabeth (Mauk) Coffey.

Mr. Coffey served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and participated in the atomic bomb testing in the Bikini Atolls. From 1952 to 1991, he worked as a manufacturing engineer, contributing to America's space program for Allied Signal Aerospace Co. in Los Angeles, Calif.

He moved to Prescott from Torrance, Calif., when he retired in 1991.

Survivors include his wife, Mary; daughter, Catherine of Prescott; son, Mark of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; stepson, Stephen Amirant of southern California; two grandchildren and four step-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 630 Park Ave., Prescott.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Veterans Affairs Administration Hospice Unit and Hospital Recreational Therapy Program, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 500 E. Highway 89, Prescott, AZ 86313.

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Alice C. Locke

Alice C. Locke, 88, of Prescott, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000, at Yavapai Regional Medical Center, Prescott.

She was born Feb. 17, 1913, in Potomac, W.Va.

Mrs. Locke graduated from Ohio Valley School of Nursing in Wheeling, W. Va. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

She enjoyed reading, following current events and playing Scrabble. Her family knew her as the family "worrywart" who kept in touch with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Edgar, whom she married Oct. 2, 1941, in Los Angeles, Calif.; sons, Daniel of Chino Valley and James of Mesa; daughters, Marianne Locke-Moore and Janice, both of Prescott; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. today, with a rosary recited at 6 p.m., at Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home, Cortez and Carleton, Prescott.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 150 Fleury, Prescott.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Mother Angelica's EWTN (a Catholic radio station), 5817 Old Leds Road, Irondale, AL 35210.

Beatrice Martin

Beatrice Martin, 82, of Humboldt, died Monday, Nov. 20, 2000, in Humboldt.

She was born Oct. 28, 1918, in Flagstaff, to Owen and Dussie (Cox) Greenrock.

Mrs. Martin had lived in Humboldt since 1971.

Survivors include her husband, Claudie; sons, Delmar of Phoenix and Edwin of Tucson; daughter, Sandra of Hermiston, Ore.; brothers, Leonard of Okeema, Okla., Bill of Chino Valley, William of Sacramento, Calif. and Dale of Phoenix; sisters, Barbara Hixon of Camp Verde, Geneva Tiffertiller and Muriel Greenrock, both of Phoenix, Maida Greenrock of Coopers Cove, Texas, and Viola Greenrock of Tennessee; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Her son Steven preceded her in death.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at Arizona Wakelin Bradshaw Chapel, corner of Valley and Navajo roads, Prescott Valley. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Redwood Memorial Estates, Dewey.

Elizabeth "Betty" Rowland

Elizabeth "Betty" Rowland, 65, of Prescott, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, at Meadow Park Care Center, Prescott.

She was born March 19, 1935, in Elyria, Ohio, to William and Marion Rowland.

Miss Rowland had lived in Prescott for 15 years, and had worked for Adult Protective Services in Yavapai County for many years.

There were no survivors, except for numerous friends in the Prescott area.

Private cremation was held.

Hampton Funeral Home helped with arrangements.

Fred Seifts

A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Prescott, for Fred Seifts, Prescott Valley, who died June 11, 2000, in Scottsdale.