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02/08/01 Thursday

Vaudie Carl Allmon

Vaudie Carl Allmon, 80, of Chino Valley, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Phoenix.

He was born May 10, 1920, in Atoka, Okla., to Carl and June (Carter) Allmon.

Mr. Allmon served in the United States Navy during World War II. He married Annie Mae Stagner on June 10, 1946.

He moved to Peoria from Albuquerque, N.M., in 1947. He worked as a carpenter for Del Webb Construction for 22 years. He retired in 1975 and moved to Chino Valley.

Mr. Allmon also worked part-time as a locksmith for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, was the contractor and builder for the family business, NAPA Auto store in Chino Valley, and opened the first green feed yard in Arizona. He invented the Truss Templet, and as a licensed contractor was a home builder.

He was a member of R.O.T.C., Carpenters Union Local 904, and the American Legion in Chino Valley. He enjoyed collecting tools, astronomy, reading, rodeoing, baseball, flying, horseshoes, dominoes, country music and dancing. Mr. Allmon was proudest of his family.

Surviving are his wife; daughters, Melva Burton of Huntington Beach, Calif., and Betty Buonamici of Chino Valley; sons, Tom and Jerry, both of Chino Valley; sisters, Pauline Baca of Concho and Hazel Owens of Atoka, Okla.; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. today at Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home, 303 S. Cortez St., Prescott.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, with Pastor Jim Price officiating. Interment with military honors will be at 3:45 p.m. Friday at Chino Valley Cemetery, Road 2 South.

The family suggests memorial contributions to American Cancer Society, 917 E. Gurley St., Prescott, AZ 86301.

Betty E. Thompson

Betty E. Thompson, 73, of Prescott, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, in Prescott.

She was born May 8, 1927, in Gallup, N.M., to Clarence E. and Mary (Schmidtmeyer) Burgess.

Mrs. Thompson moved with her family to Winslow in 1940, and lived there for 58 years. She worked for Valley National Bank and retired in 1984 as assistant manager after 40 years.

She married Tommy Thompson on Oct. 20, 1969, and moved to Prescott in 1997. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Prescott.

Mrs. Thompson enjoyed arts and crafts, woodworking, collecting Hummel figurines, quilting and making family albums.

Surviving are her husband; daughters, Linda Howell of Flagstaff and Dalene Blair of Winslow; stepdaughter, Connie of Phoenix; stepson, Thomas III of Glendale; sister, Mary Ewan of Payson; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today at Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home, 303 S. Cortez St., Prescott. The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.

The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 150 Fleury Ave., Prescott, with the Rev. Richard Ferrell, C.M.F., officiating.

Final commendation and farewell will be at Mountain View Cemetery, Prescott.

Susan Brandeberry

Susan Brandeberry, 54, of Wilhoit, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, in Wilhoit.

She was born Dec. 10, 1946, in St. Charles, Mo., to Hadley and Margaret (Nevius) Ray.

Mrs. Brande-berry enjoyed sew-ing, camping and fishing.

Surviving are her husband, Gary; daughters, Rebecca Schlienz and Peggy Dent, both of Longview, Wash.; sons, Robert Gagnon of Phoenix, Gary Jr. of Prescott and Buck of Wilhoit; sister, Donna Ray of St. Croix, Virgin Islands; eight grandchildren; and her parents, of Phoenix.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Peeples Valley Cemetery, with the Rev. Chuck Lehman officiating.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Hospice Family Care, 100 E. Sheldon St., Ste. 100, Prescott, AZ 86301.

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Ellen Ingerson

Ellen Ingerson, 73, of Prescott, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, in Prescott.

She was born Sept. 6, 1927, in Ravenna, Neb., to Otto and Meta (Heins) Gruber.

Mrs. Ingerson graduated from the nurse cadet corps at St. Francis School of Nursing in Grand Island, Neb., and received her R.N. degree in 1948. She was a nurse for more than 37 years. In 1968 she moved from Nebraska to Prescott, where she worked at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

A lifelong member of the Lutheran faith, she was active in missions and ministries of American Evangelical Lutheran Church in Prescott. She was a volunteer and officer for 20 years in the Community Cupboard, and also volunteered with the Aid Association for Lutherans and their many Helping Hands projects.

Surviving are her daughters, Dena Jones and Kristine Foster, both of Prescott, and Cheryl Dietzel of Tucson; sons, Andrew of Tucson and Stephen of St. Paul, Minn.; and 10 grandchildren.

Her husband of 50 years, Owen, preceded her in death on Jan. 16.

Memorial services will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday at American Evangelical Lutheran Church, with Pastor Daniel Storvick officiating. Private inurnment will be at Redwood Memorial Gardens, Dewey.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Lutheran Preschool, 1085 Scott Drive, Prescott, AZ 86301, or Yavapai Regional Medical Center Hospice, 3262 N. Windsong Drive, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314.

Memory Chapel Mortuary helped the family with arrangements.