11/28/2000

L. Marie Gilcrease

L. Marie Gilcrease, 72, of Humboldt, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2000, in Humboldt.

She was born Sept. 20, 1928, in Ajo, to Clyde and Lula (Key) Deming.

Mrs. Gilcrease married Gilbert "Tad" Gilcrease in 1947 in Las Vegas, Nev. She moved to Prescott from Ajo in 1930.

She worked as a fiscal clerk for the Prescott National Forest before retiring in 1994. Mrs. Gilcrease enjoyed teaching children and adults about the environment, and considered the Forest Service her extended family. Her family was precious to her.

Survivors include her husband; son, Bert of Phoenix; daughters, Cindee Scroggin of Yuma and Betsy Dowdy and Dodie Klein, both of Humboldt; brother, Clyde W. Deming Jr. of Dewey; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Sunrise Funeral Home, with John Kennedy officiating. There will be a reception after the service at the American Legion Post in Humboldt.

The family suggests that as a memorial contribution you plant a tree in Mrs. Gilcrease's memory.

Peter Meyer

Peter Meyer, 48, a 27-year resident of Chino Valley, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at his home in Chino Valley.

He was born June 27, 1952, in Bay Shore, Long Island, N.Y., to Johann and Margaret (Devenny) Meyer.

Mr. Meyer moved to Arizona from Patchogue, Long Island, N.Y. He worked as a jeweler for 26 years, and attended St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church in Chino Valley.

He married Jeanne Linda Long Dec. 21, 1974, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Prescott.

Survivors include his wife; daughters, Mary Sullivan of Prescott, and Katie and Tracy, both of Chino Valley; parents, Johann and Margaret Meyer of Medford, Long Island, N.Y.; sisters, Margaret Blanchard of Mars Hill, Maine and Susan Tebaldi of Medford, Long Island, N.Y.; brothers, John of Medford, Long Island, N.Y., and Jimmy of Marlboro, N.Y.; and one grandchild.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Prescott, with Father Fred LeClaire, C.M.F., officiating.

Hampton Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Susie Joy Morgan

Susie Joy Morgan, 81, of Prescott, died Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, in Prescott.

She was born April 20, 1919, in Loveland, Texas, to Richard and Lula (Hunter) Arnold. She had lived in Prescott for 20 years.

Survivors include her sisters, Velma Smothers of Fresno, Calif., and Melba Henderson of Dixon, Mo.; and three grandchildren.

Interment will be later at Mountain View Cemetery, Prescott.

Memory Chapel Mortuary helped the family with arrangements.

Edith Pehl

Edith Pehl, 91, of Chino Valley, died Friday, Nov. 10, 2000, at Las Fuentes Care Center, Prescott.

She was born Oct. 17, 1909, in Somerville, Mass., to Robert W. and Edith Mary (Price) Corkhill.

Mrs. Pehl moved to Flagstaff from Kansas City, Mo., in 1938, and to Chino Valley in 1972. She enjoyed gardening, canning vegetables, sewing quilts, working on puzzles and animals.

Her family knew her as a loving wife and homemaker.

Survivors include her sons, Thomas of Chino Valley, Robert of Winterhaven, Calif., Donald of Boise, Idaho and William of Medford, Ore.; daughter, Doris Chiantaretto of Prescott; 19 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.

There were no services.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Yavapai Regional Medical Center Hospice, P.O. Box 26565, Prescott Valley, AZ 86312-6565.

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Sharon Lee Williams

Sharon Lee Williams, 63, of Prescott, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000, in Prescott.

She was born Oct. 21, 1937, in Los Angeles, Calif., to Richard and Geraldine (Clark) Spriggs.

Mrs. Williams graduated from John Burroughs High School in Burbank, Calif., and attended Glendale City College. She married Bruce Williams on Feb. 3, 1957.

She worked for Lockheed Martin for 29 years, retiring as a human resources manager. Her family knew her as a warm, loving person to whom they always looked for advice.

Survivors include her husband; daughter, Linda Welsh of Palmdale, Calif.; son, Mark of Canoga Park, Calif.; sisters, Donna Lee of Florence, Ore., and Deanna Lulis of Parachute, Colo.; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services and burial were Monday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, Calif.

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.