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Previous Obits February 2005

Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2005

John Bodie

John Bodie, age 75, died Jan. 28, 2005, in Prescott. He was born May 22, 1929, in Gantt, Ala., to Olen and Nora(Money) Bodie.

John was retired from the U.S. Army. He taught ROTC in Florida for 10 years.

John worked for Reynolds at the Nevada test site as a Microwave Technician for eight years.

John is survived by his wife, Mary; daughters, Dian (David) Luchsinger, Sonia Bodie (Dean) Noble; sons, Scott (Billie) and Mark (Tiffani) Bodie; grandchildren, Tanya and John Luchsinger, and Cayla Noble; sisters, Betty Hassell and SaraClark.

A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2005, at Sunrise Funeral Home Chapel in Prescott Valley.

A Service in Honor of John will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005, at the VA Chapel in Prescott, with Chaplin Jack Unangst officiating.

Burial will take place at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, in Phoenix, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005, at 1:30 p.m., with Military Honors by Ft. Huachuca Honor Guard.

The family suggests memorial contributions in John’s name to VA Hospice at the Veterans Medical Center in Prescott.

The family was cared for by Sunrise Funeral Home and Crematory in Prescott Valley.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Donna C. Price

Donna C. Price, age 55, died Jan. 28, 2005, in Phoenix. She was born March 26, 1949, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Donald and Ruth McGhee.

Donna worked as a Judicial Administrative Assistant for Yavapai County Superior Court. She was a Choir Director and played the organ for St. Germaine Catholic Church in Prescott Valley. Donna enjoyed her flowers and gardening, fishing, camping and the outdoors, knitting, and candle making. Donna loved her animals. She was a big Chicago Bears and Pittsburgh Steelers football fan. Most of all, Donna was a devoted wife and mother.

Donna is survived by her husband, Fred Price; daughters, Jessica Cooper and Laura Hanson; stepdaughter, Jennifer Nale; step-sons, Thomas, James, and Frederick Price; her mother, Ruth McGhee; brothers, Daniel and Mike McGhee; and 11 grandchildren.

A Commemoration service, in honor of Donna, will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 4, 2005, at St. Germaine Catholic Church, in Prescott Valley, with Father John Shetler officiating.

The family suggests memorial contributions in Donna’s name to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.

The family was cared for by Sunrise Funeral Home and Crematory in Prescott Valley.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Bill A. Porter

Bill A. Porter died suddenly Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, as a result of a heart attack. He was born June 2, 1935, in Chickasha, Okla., the son of Austin F. and Vella Mae (Farris) Porter. Bill was 69 years old.

Bill’s family moved to Globe, Ariz., when he was four years old and he grew up in Globe. He was a graduate of ASU with a degree in business. He attended ASU on a baseball scholarship. Bill and Willa raised their family in Yuma, Ariz., where Bill was active in Rotary and the Elks. He moved to Phoenix in 1979 and to Prescott Country Club in 1995.

He had a very successful career in the title industry with over 25 years with Transamerica Title and retiring from Security Title. Bill was a member of the American Land Title Association.

He enjoyed baseball, golfing, and swimming. Bill was very proud of his family.

Bill is survived by Willa, his loving wife of 35 years; daughters, Cydnee (David) Bradford and Cori (Edward) Tuffy all of Tucson; his sons, Mike (Cindy) Keck of Yuma and Brett Frazer of Phoenix; and seven grandchildren. His mother, Vella, of Prescott Valley; brother, Jay (Sherry) of Prescott Valley; and sisters, LaJuanna Rayes of Tucson and Pat Kehlenbeck of Prescott Valley, also survive Bill.

A Celebration of Bill’s Life will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005, at the Arizona Wakelin Bradshaw Chapel, corner of Navajo and Valley Road, in Prescott Valley.

Please visit www.ruffnerwakelin.com to view a tribute to Bill and to sign the guest book.

Arizona Wakelin Bradshaw Chapel assisted the family with arrangements.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Wednesday, February 2, 2005

Eunice Jessie Fitch

Eunice Jessie Fitch, age 90, beloved Mother and Grandmother of Prescott, went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 27, 2005, after a short illness.

Born in Lindsay, Okla., on Aug. 28, 1914, she moved to Southern California with her family and spent most of her life there. She moved to Prescott in 1996. Eunice’s main focus was her large and growing family. She was always interested in what they were doing, always loving, kind, and generous to all.

Eunice had a great love for quilts, quilting and quilt books and TV quilting programs. She made lap robes for Prescott Samaritan Village and blessed her family with quilted wall hangings. She was a member of the Thumb Butte Quilter’s Guild for several years before her health forced her to limit her activities.

Eunice was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Donald A. Fitch, in 1989. Eunice is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Victor DeSutter of Prescott; son and daughter-in-law, Morrell “Mo” and Sherry Fitch of Upper Lake, Calif., nine grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and seven great-great grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Jeanne Berwer and husband, Wayne, and Bernice West; a brother, Elmer Wells and sister-in-law, Billie Wells, all of California.

A Celebration of her Life will be held at Pacific View Memorial Park in Newport Beach, Calif., on Saturday, Feb. 5, at 2:30 p.m.

The Hampton Funeral Home of Prescott was entrusted with arrangements.

Information provided by survivors.

Joseph J. Juranick

Joseph J. Juranick died Jan. 31, 2005, at Yavapai Regional Medical Center. He was born March 13, 1929, in New York, N.Y., the son to Anthony and Mary (Tonsa) Juranick. Joseph was 75 years old.

Joseph proudly served his country through WWII and the Korean Conflict, in the U.S. Army. He was a Lt. Col. when he left to work in the nuclear power division of Bechtel Corp. He moved to Prescott Country Club in 1992.

He was a member of St. Germaine’s Catholic Church and Local 409 Union. He enjoyed fishing in Baja and prospecting in the White Mountains.

Joseph is survived by his wife, Tommie; daughter, Annemaria (Dan) Allen of Escondido, Calif.; stepdaughter, Linda (Marc) Prellwitz of Auburn, Wash.; and grandchildren, Kyle and Danielle.

A Memorial Mass will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 3, at St. Germaine’s Catholic Church, 7997 Dana, in Prescott Valley.

The family suggest memorials to Carmelites, 89 Hiddenbrooke Drive, Beacon, N.Y. 12508.

Arizona Wakelin Bradshaw Chapel assisted the family with arrangements.

Information provided by survivors.

Janet Mahany

Janet Mahany, age 53, of Prescott Valley, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at Yavapai Regional Medical Center. The cause was cancer.

A resident of the Prescott area for the past 25 years, she was born Janet Davidson in Indianapolis, Ind., on June 17, 1951, and moved with her family to Phoenix as a young girl.

Janet didn’t believe there was anything she couldn’t do. She once wired a house, learning the trade from a library book. She sewed wedding dresses for two daughters. She designed and decorated a whole wing for her church.

She was generous, generous with her love and her time. She was compassionate. She was soft-hearted. She never let anyone cry alone. She even cried over the stories of strangers she saw on the news.

Her spirit, so strong and so determined, never wavered. Not even at the end. At the core of it, her faith in the Lord burned like an inextinguishable candle in the darkest night.

Mrs. Mahany is survived by her adoring husband, Michael; three loving daughters, Angie (Al) Tessitore, Cindy (Phil) Rousselle, and Lana (Chris) Baldwin; five grandchildren, Brianna and Kaily Tessitore, Taylor Roberts, Zamora Baldwin and Aleena Rousselle; her mother, Clara Davidson; three brothers and a sister; many nephews and nieces; and a host of dear friends.

Funeral services were held Jan. 29th at Living Faith Christian Center.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Janet Mahany Fund, to help defray medical debt, would be greatly appreciated. Contributions to the fund may be sent to Living Faith Christian Center, 7225 North Coyote Springs Road, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314, in honor of Janet Mahany.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Howard G. Shives

Howard Grant Shives went to be with the Lord on Jan. 31, 2005. He was born to Johnathan and Prudence (Peery) Shives of Knokville, Iowa.

A Memorial service will be held on Friday, Feb. 4, at 10 a.m., at Heritage Memory Mortuary, 131 Grove Avenue, in Prescott.

Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Dahl, and a son, Dennis, both of Washington; another son, Ronald from Phoenix; and a brother, Ted of Oregon.

He worked as a pressman at the Republic and retired in 1981. He will be greatly missed.

Services entrusted to Heritage Memory Mortuary.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Bradley Allen Weber

Bradley Allen Weber, age 49, passed away Jan. 26, 2005, in Prescott. He was born Oct. 4, 1955, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Alexander and Moreene Weber.

Bradley worked in the auto repair business in Minnesota for many years. He moved to Arizona 4 years ago and was employed at Mark Hines Designs.

He is survived by his parents; brother, Clark, and nephew, Jason, in Montevideo, Minn.; and a niece, Jessica in Grandy, N.C. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Jacqueline.

Family services to be held Friday, Feb. 4, between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Sunrise Funeral Home.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Thomas A. Melle

Thomas A. Melle, age 83, died at his home in Prescott on Friday, Jan. 28, 2005. He was born Sept. 10, 1921, in Saskatchewan, Canada, the son of Anton and Clara (Fenrich) Melle.

He married Montana Lindquist Feb. 9, 1946. Tom was a U.S. Navy veteran and served as a machinist mate first class at Normandy. After the war, he owned his own machine shop and worked as a tool and die maker.

Tom was an avid golfer at the Antelope Country Club, golfing three times a week. He also enjoyed walks around his neighborhood, traveling, and gardening. Tom was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Elks Lodge. He was friendly and helpful to all who knew him; always offering a helping hand to those who needed it.

Tom is survived by his loving wife, Montana; daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Bob Folger of Prescott Valley and daughter, Marlene Melle of San Diego; brother, Steve Melle of San Gabriel, Calif.; and sister, Anna Serve of Yuba City, Calif. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Robert, Eric, Adam, Andrew and Monica. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Jean Escover.

Memorial services will be held on Friday, Feb. 4, at 1 p.m., at Prescott Community Church, 3151 Willow Creek Road, with military honors provided by American Legion Post #6.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Family Care, 100 East Sheldon Street, Prescott, AZ 86301.

Cremation was private at Bradshaw Crematory.

Arrangements entrusted to Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home. Visit Tom’s guest book at www.ruffnerwakelin.com.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Lottie M. Rossman

Lottie M. Rossman, age 97, died Jan. 29, 2005, in Prescott. She was born April 27, 1907, in Baxter Springs, Kan., to William and Dessie (Whitehill) Winters.

Lottie grew up in Baxter Springs, Kan., and moved to Pomona in 1945, residing there until 2002, when she moved to Prescott to live with her son. She was a member of Pomona First Baptist Church in California for 54 years and taught Sunday School there. Lottie was the Treasurer/President of the Pomona Valley Single Parents Club and very active in the Republican Party.

Lottie was preceded in death by her husband, Clare Rossman; son, Bill, and two great-grandsons, Bryce and Michael.

Lottie is survived by her son, Leland “Lee” of Prescott; daughters, Helen of Redlands, Calif., and Joyce of Ontario, Calif.; sister, Ethel of Carls Junction, Kan.; 17 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren, and 20 great-great-grandchildren.

A Commemoration service, in honor of Lottie, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, at Pomona Valley Memorial Park Cemetery in Pomona, Calif.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made in Lottie’s memory to Hospice Family Care, 100 East Sheldon Street #100, Prescott, AZ 86301.

The family was cared for by Sunrise Funeral Home and Crematory of Prescott Valley.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Luella S. Hubbard, 90, born Oct. 15, 1914, in Hardland, Minn., died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005, at Prescott Samaritan Village, Prescott.

A memorial service for Luella will be at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, at the Prescott Samaritan Village, 1045 Scott Drive, Prescott. Celebrant Jim Price will conduct the service.

Arrangements by Hampton Funeral Home.

George E. Travis, 86, of Prescott, born April 29, 1918, in Prescott, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, in Prescott.

A celebration of George’s life will take place at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, at the Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home, 303 S. Cortez St., Prescott. Private cremation will be at Bradshaw Crematory, Prescott Valley. Private interment will be at the Arizona Pioneers’ Home Cemetery, Prescott.

Arrangements by Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home.

Dorothy Derryberry Zettler, 80, born Jan. 12, 1925, in Altus, Okla., died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, in Prescott.

The family will have private services at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hospice Family Care, 100 E. Sheldon St., Prescott, AZ 86301.

Arrangements by Hampton Funeral Home.

Della Jean Davis, 70, of Dewey, born March 6, 1934, in Flint, Mich., died Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, in Prescott.

Gathering of family and friends will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, at the Sunrise Funeral Home.

John “Jack” B. Hussey, 83, born Dec. 7, 1921, in Los Angeles, Calif., died Monday, Jan. 31, 2005, at Yavapai Regional Medical Center, Prescott.

A celebration of life service will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 4, at the Calvary Chapel, 2313 E. Highway 69, Prescott. The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association, 2829 S. 48th Street, Tempe, AZ 85282 or to YRMC Hospice, PO Box 26565, Prescott Valley, AZ 86312.

Arrangements by Hampton Funeral Home.

Friday, Feb. 4, 2005

Justin Ray Boyd

Justin Ray Boyd died Feb. 1, 2005, in Prescott Valley. He was born May 20, 1986, in Mesa, to Duane and Theresa (Coleman) Boyd.

Beloved son, you will be so missed. You were with us for such a short time, but will be loved in our hearts forever.

Justin was an avid sports fan and computer gamma. He loved the ocean and enjoyed scuba diving, boating and body surfing.

Justin is survived by his parents, Duane and Teri Boyd; sister, Shanel Boyd; grandparents, Ray and Geri Boyd of Butler, Ga., and Robert and Arlene Luteran of Mesa; Aunt Lisa Luteran, Uncle Greg and his wife, Aunt Diane of Michigan, Uncle Nick Boyd and his wife, Aunt Gina, Uncle Kevin Boyd of Colorado; cousins, Greg Jr., Cody, Angela and Tiffany Coleman, Nathan, Daniel and Christy Boyd.

Justin was preceded in death by his uncle, Jeffrey Luteran.

A Gathering of Family and Friends will start at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7, at Sunrise Funeral Home in Prescott Valley, with a service in honor of Justin following at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Steven Meyers will officiate.

The family was cared for by Sunrise Funeral Home and Crematory of Prescott Valley.

(Information provided by survivors.)

John “Jack” S. Mars, Sr.

John “Jack” S. Mars, Sr., age 72, passed away on Jan. 31, 2005, in his home in Prescott.

Jack is survived by his wife, Clarice Mars, and his son, John S. Mars, Jr.

Born in Scotland, Jack came to the United States as an infant. He owned and operated Mars Business Machines in Prescott for many years before retiring.

Memorial service will be held on Monday, Feb. 7, at 10 a.m., at the Heritage Memory Mortuary at 131 Grove Avenue. A Gathering of Friends and Family will immediately follow burial at the Hotel Vendome, 230 South Cortez Street, in Prescott.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Steve L. Thompson

Steve L. Thompson passed away early Jan. 27, 2005, much too soon after a devastatingly brief, yet bitter fight with cancer. Born May 16, 1943, Steve was a dearly loved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and uncle.

Though Iowa-born, Steve spent most of his 61 years in Arizona, a state he truly loved. Moving to Williams as a high school freshman, Steve met his beloved wife of 40 years, Toni. Steve went on to graduate from ASU in Tempe, while Toni completed her nursing degree. Later living in Phoenix, Tucson and Mesa, Steve and Toni have been residents of Prescott since 1988. With his ever-present smile, big, hearty laugh, and kind and compassionate ways, Steve was a friend to a countless number over the years and adored by his family. Always the first to lend a helping hand, he touched the lives of many people. He was a lover of books, NASCAR, and the outdoors. Since retiring he and Toni loved to pack up their motor home and travel the country with friends, Nancy and Orville and Bill and Madeline, visiting family and seeing new places. He always considered Arizona his home, though, and never wished to be away from its mountains and beauty for too long. Steve will remain in the hearts of those who loved him for an eternity.

Steve is survived by his wife, Toni; his daughters, Lisa and Julee; his son, Jeff; his grandchildren, Michael, Anastasia, Jory, Joshua and Chloe; his parents, Vern and Frances; his brother, Don; sister-in-law, Eydie; and niece, Brea.

A Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 1 p.m., at the Prescott United Methodist Church.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Marlin Treadaway

Marlin Treadaway, age 88, passed away on Feb. 2, 2005. He was born on June 13, 1916, in Morganton, Ark.

In 1943, he and his family moved to Morenci, Ariz., where he worked for Phelps Dodge Corporation until his retirement in 1978. He and his wife spent 23 years in Prescott, before moving to Baptist Village, Youngtown.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Hazel; three children, Glen (Joan) of Prescott, Janice (Archie) Stephens and Carolyn (Everett) Miller of Phoenix; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; one sister, Lois Rice of Youngtown.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 5, at 2 p.m., at First Baptist Church, Sun City, 11019 West Peoria Avenue. Visitation will be prior to the service at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Mission Projects Fund at the Church.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Josephine Trego

Josephine Trego, 78, of Chino Valley, born March 17, 1926, in Lake Geneva, Wis., died Monday, Jan. 31, 2005, in Prescott.

No services are planned.

Arrangements by Chino Valley Funeral Home.

Mabel M. Clark

Mabel M. Clark, 95, of Prescott, born Feb. 25, 1909, in Florence Township, Mich., died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2005, in Prescott.

Services will be on Thursday, Feb. 10, at the Chapel of the Chimes, 7924 N. 59th Ave., Glendale, Ariz. Burial will be at Resthaven Cemetery, Glendale.

Arrangements by Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home.

Daisy Irene Maggard

Daisy Irene Maggard, 94, of Mayer, born Sept. 26, 1910, in Inman, Va., died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2005, in Prescott.

Visitation will be at 11 a.m., with services at noon, Saturday, Feb. 5, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Spring Valley.

Arrangements by Sunrise Funeral Home.

Claudette Young

Claudette Young, 82, of Chino Valley, born Dec. 10, 1922, in Los Angeles, Calif., died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, in Prescott.

No services are planned.

Arrangements by Chino Valley Funeral Home.

Saturday, February 5, 2005

Perry “Bud” Davie

Perry “Bud” Davie, age 80, of Prescott Valley, died Feb. 2, 2005. Bud was born in Chancellor, S.D., on May 4, 1924.

He attended school in Newton and Kellogg, Iowa, prior to his move to San Diego, Calif., in 1940, where he graduated in 1942. He was employed by Convair, until he went into the Army Air Corps 15th Air Force, the 724th Squadron, 451st Bombardment Group in 1943. He was a Top Gunner on a B-24 Liberator bomber and served 13 missions when his plane was shot down over Austria and he was taken prisoner of war by the Germans. Bud received his honorable discharge in November 1945.

Bud married Nadine Taylor (Nan), of Newton, Iowa, on August 1, 1945, in Seattle, Wash., and resided in Vancouver, Wash., for four years. They then moved to Huntington Beach, Calif., where Bud was employed by McDonnell Douglas Company as manager of the Missile and Nike Zeus programs. Bud and his family then went to the White Sands Missile Range for three years and Kwajalein Island, in the Marshall Islands, for two years. After that, they came back to Huntington Beach, Calif., where Bud retired in 1971.

Bud enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, bowling, gardening, canning, and playing cards. Bud and Nan moved to Prescott Valley in October of 1989.

Bud is survived by his wife, Nadine (Nan) Davie of Prescott Valley; three grandsons, Tom and Randy Davie of Logan, Utah, and Todd Rierson of Edinburg, Texas; and a great-granddaughter, “Maddie” Rierson; son-in-law, Rick Menard of St. Petersburg, Fla.; several special nieces and nephews.

Bud was preceded in death by his parents, Art and Cecile Davie; brother, Robert; sister, Arlene Regan Gardner; son, Randy Davie; daughter, Cheri Rierson Menard; and grandson, Rodney Rierson.

The family plans no services in Prescott Valley, as there will be a Military Graveside service held in Honeyville, Utah, at a later date.

The family was cared for by Sunrise Funeral Home in Prescott Valley.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Steve L. Thompson

Steve L. Thompson passed away early Jan. 27, 2005, much too soon after a devastatingly brief, yet bitter, fight with cancer. Born May 16, 1943, Steve was a dearly loved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and uncle.

Though Iowa-born, Steve spent most of his 61 years in Arizona, a state he truly loved. Moving to Williams as a high school freshman, Steve met his beloved wife of 40 years, Toni. Steve went on to graduate from ASU in Tempe, while Toni completed her nursing degree. Later living in Phoenix, Tucson and Mesa, Steve and Toni have been residents of Prescott since 1988. With his ever-present smile, big, hearty laugh, and kind and compassionate ways, Steve was a friend to a countless number over the years and adored by his family. Always the first to lend a helping hand, he touched the lives of many people. He was a lover of books, NASCAR, and the outdoors. Since retiring he and Toni loved to pack up their motor home and travel the country with friends, Nancy and Orville and Bill and Madeline, visiting family and seeing new places. He always considered Arizona his home, though, and never wished to be away from its mountains and beauty for too long. Steve will remain in the hearts of those who loved him for an eternity.

Steve is survived by his wife, Toni; his daughters, Lisa and Julee; his son, Jeff; his grandchildren, Michael, Anastasia, Jory, Joshua and Chloe; his parents, Vern and Frances; his brother, Don; sister-in-law, Eydie; and niece, Brea.

A Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 1 p.m., at the Prescott United Methodist Church.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Catherine D. Lamb, 88, of Prescott, born May 30, 1916, in Glasgow, Scotland, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2005.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, at the Sunrise Funeral Home.

Arrangements by Sunrise Funeral Home.

Sunday, February 6, 2005

Lawrence “Larry” Schader

Lawrence “Larry” Schader, age 80, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, in Prescott.

He had a great involvement in Community Theater for over 50 years, most recently with PFAA and Sharlot Hall’s Blue Rose Theater. Larry was proud of the several plays he wrote and directed for children, melodramas and historical plays.

Larry is survived by his loving and caring wife of 44 years, Nancy of Prescott; sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff and Jane Hummer of Las Vegas, Nev., Barry and Janice Schader of Phoenix, and Brian and Andrea Schader of Fountain Hills; grandchildren, Andrew, Christine and Lindsey.

The family suggests contributions be made in Larry’s name to the American Cancer Society, Southwest Division, Inc., 2724 E. Larkin, Suite #9, Flagstaff, AZ 86304.

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Steve L. Thompson

Steve L. Thompson passed away early Jan. 27, 2005, much too soon after a devastatingly brief, yet bitter fight with cancer. Born May 16, 1943, Steve was a dearly loved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and uncle.

Though Iowa-born, Steve spent most of his 61 years in Arizona, a state he truly loved. Moving to Williams as a high school freshman, Steve met his beloved wife of 40 years, Toni. Steve went on to graduate from ASU in Tempe, while Toni completed her nursing degree. Later living in Phoenix, Tucson and Mesa, Steve and Toni have been residents of Prescott since 1988. With his ever-present smile, big, hearty laugh, and kind and compassionate ways, Steve was a friend to a countless number over the years and adored by his family. Always the first to lend a helping hand, he touched the lives of many people. He was a lover of books, NASCAR, and the outdoors. Since retiring, he and Toni loved to pack up their motor home and travel the country with friends, Nancy and Orville and Bill and Madeline, visiting family and seeing new places. He always considered Arizona his home, though, and never wished to be away from its mountains and beauty for too long. Steve will remain in the hearts of those who loved him for an eternity.

Steve is survived by his wife, Toni; his daughters, Lisa and Julee; his son, Jeff; his grandchildren, Michael, Anastasia, Jory, Joshua and Chloe; his parents, Vern and Frances; his brother, Don; sister-in-law, Eydie; and niece, Brea.

A Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 1 p.m., at the Prescott United Methodist Church.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Bruce Sterling Parker

Bruce Sterling Parker, age 48, was born Sept. 25, 1956, in Hollywood, Fla.

He graduated from Pusan American High School in Pusan, Korea, in 1974 and obtained his AS degree in Petroleum Technology through Kilgore College in Kilgore, Texas, in 1979. Bruce was employed with Walt Disney World Resorts in the hospitality division for the past 18 years. Bruce passed away on Jan. 28, 2005, at his home in Montverde, Fla., where he lived with his loving wife of 19 years, Monta.

In addition to his wife, Monta, he is survived by his daughters, Sharisa (Ken) Ellsworth and Donna (Neill) Revard; his son, Jeremy (Allison) Parker; his mother, Bettie S. Parker; his brothers, Richard (Charlotte) Parker and Mark Parker; his sister, Cindy (Tom) Dilworth; and his grandchildren, Andrew Saenz, Ashley Revard, Austin and Jaxon Parker. Other family members and dear friends are too many to mention. He was preceded in death by his best friend, Jeffrey “Little Guy” Stanford.

Bruce enjoyed fishing, reading, cooking, and traveling. His sense of humor was like no other. He was a friend to all who knew him and will be greatly missed by all.

Special thanks to all the friends, neighbors and co-workers who went above and beyond to support and lend a helping hand. A Celebration of Bruce’s Life will be held on Feb. 26, at 4 p.m., in Montverde.

Arrangements are under the care of Michael A. Floyd Funeral Home in Clermont, Fla.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Ronald Cooper

Ronald Cooper, age 83, of Mayer, died Feb. 3, 2005.

He served in WWII and was a member of the VFW and the American Legion.

Services will be held at the VA National Memorial Cemetery, in Phoenix, on Wednesday, Feb. 9th, at 12:30 p.m.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Naomi Stoken

Naomi Stoken, 88, of Prescott, born Aug. 6, 1916, in Chicago, Ill., died Friday, Feb. 4, 2005, in Prescott.

Cremation will be private at Bradshaw Crematory. Services will be announced at a later date.

Arrangements by Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home.

February 7

Gabriel R. Burns, 80, of Prescott Valley, born Sept. 19, 1924, in Visalia, Calif., died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, at the Bob Stump VA Hospital in Prescott.

A Celebration of Life service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 11, in the VA Chapel in Prescott, with Chaplain Jack Unangst presiding and full military honors provided by American Legion Post 6.

Private cremation at Bradshaw Crematory in Prescott Valley. Arrangements by Arizona Wakelin Bradshaw Chapel in Prescott Valley.

February 8

Edward R. Cahall

Edward R. Cahall, age 87, died at his son’s house in Flagstaff, on Feb. 5, 2005, after a brief battle with cancer.

He had lived in Prescott for a short time before his illness. Ed served as a medic in the Army Air Corps in WWII, from 1941-1945, and received the Bronze Star.

After the service he moved to Phoenix and worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad for 30 years, where he was active in the Union. Ed was a Boy Scout leader for many years and loved going to horse races.

Ed was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Rose, in March 2004, and is survived by his sister, Bee (James) Collins of Phoenix and sister, Dorothy Fochtman of Florida; son, Edward L. of Flagstaff; and daughter, Anna Marie of Prescott.

Services will be held Thursday, Feb. 10th, at 12:30 p.m., at the National Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 North Cave Creek Road, in Phoenix.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the WAC Veteran’s Association, Saguaro Chapter, 68, 9942 West Mohawk Lane, Peoria, AZ, 85382-2530.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Paul V. Welly

Paul V. Welly, age 85, died Feb. 5, 2005, in Prescott. He was born Feb. 8, 1919, to Charles J. and Louise Welly in Edgerton, Williams County, Ohio.

He was raised on a farm in Ohio, moved west and worked in Cleator, Ariz., until drafted for WWII.

He served in the U.S. Air Force from Oct. 10, 1942, until Oct. 9, 1945. He moved to Prescott in 1963, where he worked as an Auto Mechanic for many years.

He is preceded in death by an infant son, Mark Allen, and his wife and love, Janet.

He is survived by his second wife Peggy; two sons, Charles (Chuck) of Cottonwood and Mike of Albuquerque, N,M.; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He will be buried next to his wife, Janet in Edgerton, Ohio.

Visitation will be held at 10 a.m., Feb. 9, 2005, with private services for family and close friends at 11 a.m., at Heritage Memory Mortuary, 131 Grove Ave. Prescott.

Donations may be made to ALS TDF Research.

Services entrusted to Heritage Memory Mortuary.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Allen M. Creighton

Allen M. Creighton Jr., a descendent of Arizona Pioneers, “rode home” Friday, Feb. 4, 2005. He was born May 31, 1923, graduated from North High School, and attended Phoenix College, before joining the Army Air Corp in 1942.

After the liberation of the Philippines, he stayed in the Pacific to start his own shipping company, Trans-Asiatic Airlines.

He attended the University of Arizona and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering. His work took him to Motorola, RCA, and Resdell. In 1976, he opened Al Creighton Realty in downtown Phoenix, and retired in 1987. Flying, fishing, HAM radio, and family were his passions outside the office, with eight children, 12 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He always had a reason to host a celebration.

He is survived by his wife, Grace; sons, Skip Creighton (Michele), Jack Doughty (Tammy), and Kit Creighton (Susan); daughters, Betsy Coppinger (Larry), Robyn Mizes (Jim), Peggy Phillips, and Bobbi Fisher (Jeff).

Services will be held Thursday, Feb. 10th, at 11 a.m., at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, at 1500 West Maryland.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Hospice of the Valley.

Arrangements entrusted to A.L. Moore Grimshaw Bethany Chapel.

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Helean M. Conn, 87, of Prescott, born June 8, 1917, in Crucible, Pa., died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005, in Prescott.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 9, at Mountain View Cemetery.

Arrangements by Hampton Funeral Home.

Colvin “Bus” Smith, 88, of Dewey, born Jan. 5, 1917, in DeQueen, Ark., died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, in Dewey.

A gathering of friends and family will be on Wednesday, Feb. 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. Tribute at 2 p.m. at the Arizona Wakelin Bradshaw Chapel.

Arrangements by Arizona Wakelin Bradshaw Chapel.

Virginia E. Smith, 67, of Prescott, born May 26, 1937, in Bangor, Maine, died Feb. 7, 2005, in Prescott.

There will be private cremation services at Bradshaw Crematory.

Arrangements by Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home.

Wednesday, February 9, 2005

Phillip Dove

Phillip Dove, age 86, of Prescott, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away at 3:45 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005.

Phillip proudly served our country in two wars as a Chief Hospital Corpsman in the United States Navy.

Mr. Dove is survived by his wife, his son, two daughters, three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Visitations will be held today, Feb 9, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., at Heritage Memory Mortuary, 131 Grove Avenue, in Prescott. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix.

In lieu of flowers, make donations to Hospice Family Care in Prescott.

Arrangements entrusted to Heritage Memory Mortuary.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Mark A. Irwin

Mark A. Irwin, age 45, of Prescott Valley, died Feb. 5, 2005. He was born Dec. 2, 1959, in Moscow, Idaho, to Roger and Joyce (Bozman) Irwin.

Mark graduated from Moscow High School. He worked at the Ponderosa Car Wash in Prescott as a detailer for 20 years. Mark spent his spare time working on cars, trucks and motorcycles. Mark was loved by everyone who knew him.

Mark is survived by his mother and stepfather, Joyce and Bob Walters of Fountain Hills, Ariz.; his father, Roger Irwin of Pullman, Wash.; sister, Diane P. Howell of Goffstown, N.H.; and his companion, Debra Staats of Prescott.

A Commemoration service in honor of Mark will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, at Sunrise Funeral Home in Prescott Valley, with Pastor Stephen Hein officiating.

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Roland L. Dolan, 63, of Prescott Valley, born Aug. 30, 1941, in Tacoma, Wash., died Monday, Feb. 7, 2005, in Prescott.

A private cremation will be at Bradshaw Crematory.

Arrangements by Arizona Wakelin Bradshaw Chapel.

Helen M. Conn, 87, of Prescott, born June 8, 1917, in Crucible, Pa., died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005, in Prescott.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today, Feb. 9, at the Mountain View Cemetery.

Arrangements by Hampton Funeral Home.

Margarethe “Sandy” Greene Lewis, 94, of Phoenix, formerly of the Greene Cattle Company ORO Ranch near Prescott, born March 8, 1910, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, in Phoenix.

Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Sacred Heart Church in Prescott. The family suggests donations to the Orme School in Mayer, Ariz.

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Anita W. Panzullo

Anita W. Panzullo, of Prescott, died peacefully Sunday morning, Feb. 6, 2005.

Anita was born July 19, 1936, in Pasadena, Calif. She was a dedicated, tireless teacher, who for 36 years taught “little people” (that was her expression) to read, write and think. Her last teaching assignment was in Santa Ana, Calif., where she taught Hispanic children the wonders of America and English. After retiring in 1993, she and her husband moved to Prescott where she enjoyed gardening and crafts. The last twelve years of her life, she endured MS bravely, without complaint, and with a great deal of acceptance.

Anita was a dearly loved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by her husband, Bob of Prescott; daughter, Kathy; son, David of Costa Mesa, Calif.; parents, Jim and Claire Wilcott; and brother, Scott, all of Pasadena, Calif. She will also be missed by her son-in-law, Ian, six grandchildren, and one great- grandchild, Christopher, whom she called “the little guy.” Anita was preceded in death by her son, Eric.

The family is indebted to the “fellowship” of brothers and sisters who gave her love and support, especially her sisters in fellowship, Beverly, Monteze, Frannie, and Jill. She met and helped many as she trudged her “road to happy destiny.”

The family suggests memorials in Anita’s name to the YRMC Hospice Restricted Fund, P.O. Box 26565, Prescott Valley.

The Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements. Private Cremation was done by Bradshaw Crematory of Prescott Valley.

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Steven M. Sisson

Steven M. Sisson, age 50, died at his home in Prescott, on Feb. 8, 2005, after a courageous battle against Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyncuropathy.

He was born June 29, 1954, in Miles City, Mont., to Marlow and Lois Sisson. He moved with his family to Prescott in 1964. He graduated from Prescott High School in 1972. After building Air-Lock Log Homes in the western states, he began a 20-year career with Arizona Department of Transportation, where he was a supervisor with the Signing and Striping Department. Steve’s hobbies included fishing, camping, woodworking, flying remote-control airplanes, and coaching his children’s sports teams.

He is survived by his wife, Gail Sandri Sisson; his step-daughter, Shawn Hinshaw; his son, Bryce Sisson; his father and stepmother, Marlow and Mary Valentine Sisson; his mother-in-law, Elaine “Jerry” Sandri; his brothers, John (Denise) Sisson and Wayne (Eleanor) Sisson; his sister, Peggy (Bill) Hanton; six nieces and three nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lois Sisson, and his father-in-law, Al Sandri.

Steve’s family and friends are invited to a potluck Celebration of Life Gathering on Saturday, Feb. 12th, from 4 to 6 p.m., at Sharlot Hall Museum Gallery (The Museum Center), located at 415 West Gurley Street, in Prescott.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Bryce Sisson Educational Fund at Stockmen’s Bank, account #1103030829.

Steven will be remembered as a loving husband, a dedicated father, and caring friend. Those who knew him would agree – he was a great man.

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson.

The Hampton Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.

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Naomi Stoken

Naomi Stoken, age 88, born Aug. 2, 1916, in Chicago, died peacefully in her sleep at home, Feb. 4, 2005.

Naomi stayed at home to raise her two children before beginning a secretarial career in Chicago, then in Phoenix. After retiring and moving to Prescott in 1978, Naomi enjoyed volunteering in local organizations. Naomi, with her husband, organized the Prescott Litter Lifters in 1981. They were founding members of Temple B’rith Shalom. They adopted a section of Highway 69 as volunteers with the state highway department’s roads cleanup program.

She loved being outdoors, hiking with the Prescott Outings Club for many years. She visited every corner of Arizona, insisting, “Arizona is the most beautiful place in the world.” In her last year, unable to go outdoors, she enjoyed sitting by her window watching the birds in her backyard feeder.

Naomi is survived by her husband of 60 years, Norman; son, Ben (Lisa) Stoken of Prescott; daughter, Ann Stoken of Niles, Ill.; grandson, Joe (Dorna) Stoken and great-grandchild to be of Aptos, Calif.; and granddaughter, Heather, who is now teaching school in Anchorage, Alaska. She is also remembered by her long-time friend and former co-worker in Chicago, Sue Schantz. Naomi’s loving family wishes she had lived long enough to meet her great-grandchild. They are thankful for the many happy years they enjoyed with her.

A private family memorial will be held at a later date.

The family suggests donations in Naomi’s name be made to the YRMC Hospice Restricted Fund, P.O. Box 26565, Prescott Valley.

The Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements. Private cremation was done by Bradshaw Crematory of Prescott Valley.

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Howard A. Durst, 76, of Paulden, born May 8, 1928, in Minneapolis, Minn., died Monday, Feb. 7, 2005, in Prescott.

Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, at the Chino Valley Community Church.

Arrangements by Chino Valley Funeral Home.

Jose Juan Arreola Granados, 18, of Paulden, born on Dec. 5, 1986, in Mexico, died on Feb. 6, 2005, in Paulden. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, and a rosary will be at 7 p.m. this evening at the Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home. Final services and burial will be in Mr. Granados’ home town in Mexico.

Arrangements by Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home.

Robert “Doc” Peasley, 72, of Seligman, born Aug. 23, 1932, in Sioux City, Iowa, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005, in Seligman.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Bridge Canyon Clubhouse in Seligman.

Arrangements by Chino Valley Funeral Home.

George John Stidworthy, Jr., 87, of Prescott, born Dec. 6, 1917, in Netcong, N.J., died Monday, Feb. 7, 2005, at Yavapai Regional Medical Center in Prescott.

A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Heritage Memorial Park, 12000 Redwood Lane, Dewey.

Arrangements by Heritage Memorial Mortuary.

Ernest D. Smith, 40, of Camp Verde, born May 11, 1964, in Los Angeles, Calif., died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2005, in Cottonwood.

No services are planned at this time.

Arrangements by Chino Valley Funeral Home.

Friday, February 11, 2005

Catherine Lamb

Catherine Donaldson McKinlay “Kay” Lamb, age 88, died Feb. 4, 2005, in Prescott Valley. She was born May 30, 1916, in Clyde Bank, Scotland, near Glasgow.

Kay immigrated to Canada by ship, landing in Halifax, Nova Scotia, near Toronto, Montreal, and settled in La Chine. Kay liked skiing and postcards; she disliked cats.

Kay’s mother died when she was 10. Her father, John, was away much of the time doing harvest work in western Canada; therefore, Kay lived with her aunts. John returned to Scotland, where he died when Kay was a young adult. Kay was trained as a “child nurse” (nanny) and entered the United States, working and traveling with the families she worked for. Kay also worked as a waitress at resorts when she could, moving and traveling frequently.

In the 1950s she accepted a job at Jokake Inn in Scottsdale. There she met Theone Lamb, who was a wrangler at the resort. He owned, trained and raced horses. Theone owned the A-Bar Ranch in Cherry, Ariz. Kay married Theone in 1962 and together they ran the A-Bar Ranch until 1971, when they sold it and retired. They kept a few acres of the ranch and built a new home. They enjoyed gardening, landscaping, and bought an RV and traveled around from Mexico to Alaska and also enjoyed a trip to Hawaii. They joined Thousand Trails Campground Club and spent winters in Southern California, where they made many great friends.

In 1996, they bought a home in Prescott Canyon Estates and had wonderful times with their new friends and neighbors.

Theone passed away in 1999 and Kay’s health declined quickly. She remained independent and mentally sharp, continuing to manage her own affairs up to the day of her passing.

Kay is survived by her six stepchildren and 24 grandchildren.

Services to honor Kay were held at Sunrise Funeral Home in Prescott Valley.

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Steven Marlow Sisson, 50, born June 29, 1954, in Miles City, Mont., died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005, at his home in Prescott.

A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held at 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Sharlot Hall Museum. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the Bryce Sisson Educational/College Fund at the Stockmen’s Bank.

Arrangements by the Hampton Funeral Home.

Robert Roy Bailey, 75, of Dewey, born Jan. 9, 1930, in Ashuelot, N.H., died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005, in Prescott.

Services will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to the veterans organization of your choice.

Arrangements by Sunrise Funeral Home.

Ronald L. Dolan, 63, of Prescott Valley, born Aug. 30, 1941, in Tacoma, Wash., died Monday, Feb. 7, 2005, in Prescott.

Cremation was private at the Bradshaw Crematory.

Arrangements by Arizona Wakelin Bradshaw Chapel.

Piedad Castro, 79, of Prescott Valley, born Nov. 23, 1925, in Palmer Lake, Colo., died Monday, Feb. 7, 2005, in Prescott Valley.

Funeral Mass will be at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Santo Paulo, Calif., with final farewell and commendation at the Santa Paulo Cemetery.

Arrangements by Arizona Wakelin Bradshaw Chapel.

Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005

Anita Panzullo

Anita W. Panzullo, of Prescott, died peacefully Sunday morning, Feb. 6, 2005.

Anita was born July 19, 1936, in Pasadena, Calif. She was a dedicated, tireless teacher, who for 36 years, taught, “little people” (that was her expression), to read, write, and think. Her last teaching assignment was in Santa Ana, Calif., where she taught Hispanic children the wonders of America and English. After retiring in 1993, she and her husband moved to Prescott where she enjoyed gardening and crafts. The last twelve years of her life, she endured MS bravely, without complaint, and with a great deal of acceptance.

Anita was a dearly loved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She is survived by her husband, Bob of Prescott; daughter, Kathy; son, David of Costa Mesa, Calif.; parents, Jim and Claire Wilcott; and brother, Scott, all of Pasadena, Calif. She will also be missed by her son-in-law, Ian, six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild, Christopher, whom she called “the little guy.” Anita was preceded in death by her son, Eric.

The family is indebted to the “fellowship” of brothers and sisters who gave her love and support, especially her sisters in fellowship, Beverly, Monteze, Frannie, and Jill. She met and helped many as she trudged her “road to happy destiny.”

The family suggests memorials in Anita’s name to Hospice Family Care, 100 E. Sheldon St., Suite 100, Prescott, AZ 86301.

The Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements. Private Cremation was done by Bradshaw Crematory of Prescott Valley.

Information provided by survivors.

Barbara J. Evans

Barbara J. Evans, 66, of Prescott Valley, born Aug. 20, 1938, in Omaha, Neb., died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005, in Prescott.

No services are planned.

Hammon H. Griffith

Hammon H. Griffith, 99, of Dewey, born Nov. 19, 1905, in Colorado City, Texas, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2005, in Dewey.

Visitation will be Tuesday, Feb. 15, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Sunrise Funeral Home in Prescott Valley. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, at Sunrise Funeral Home.

Sunday, February 13, 2005

Howard A. Durst

Howard A. Durst, age 76, slipped the surly bonds of earth on Feb. 7, 2005, at the VA Hospital in Prescott, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. He was born in Minneapolis, Minn., on May 8, 1928.

Howard was a veteran of the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps. Upon receiving his honorable discharges, he relocated to Phoenix, where he started his 34-year career with the Salt River Project. During this time, he also met his future wife, Audrey Brown, and they had two sons, Thomas and Richard.

His love of life (besides his wife and children) was being an accomplished private pilot, owning two aircraft, and a 30-plus-year pilot in the Civil Air Patrol. Howard also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and just being outdoors. He was a Mason and a Scout Master in the Boy Scouts of America.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and son, Tom. Howard is survived by his wife, Audrey; son, Rick; daughter-in-law, Stella; brother-in-law, Harold Brown; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, at the Chino Valley Community Church, 1969 North Highway 89, in Chino Valley.

The family requests, in lieu of flowers, a donation in Howard’s name be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Northern Arizona Region, 225 Grove Avenue, Suite B, Prescott, AZ 86301.

Chino Valley Funeral Home is caring for the family.

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Hammon H. Griffith

Hammon H. Griffith, age 99, died Feb. 11, 2005 in Dewey, Ariz. He was born Nov. 19, 1905, in Colorado City, Texas, to Joseph Franklin and Minnie (Barnes) Griffith.

Hammon loved to hunt and fish; he also enjoyed music and gardening. He was very creative and made several guitars and two fiddles.

Hammon was preceded in death by his wife, Velma, who died in 1997. He is survived by daughters, Bertie Brown of Dewey, Ariz., and Margaret Phillips of Basehor, Kan.; brother, Howard of Gisela, Ariz.; sisters, Aline Henson of New Mexico and Mallie Dean Barrenchea of Nevada; 4 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, 3 step-great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

A visitation will be on Tuesday, Feb. 15, at Sunrise Funeral Home in Prescott Valley from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

A commemoration service to honor Hammon will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 16, at Sunrise Funeral Home’s Chapel in Prescott Valley with Pastor Howard Griffith officiating.

Private interment will be at East Resthaven Cemetery in Tempe, Ariz.

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Virginia E. Smith

Virginia “Ginnie” E. Smith, age 67, of Prescott, born May 26, 1937, in Bangor, Maine, passed away Feb. 7, 2005, in Prescott.

Ginnie lived in Tucson for approximately 45 years before retiring in Prescott in 1999. Ginnie was a legal secretary before her retirement. Ginnie loved horses and spent many years showing quarter horses in Tucson.

She was active in the Prescott community and served as the Public Relations contact for the Smoki Museum.

Ginnie is survived by her three children, daughter, Heidi Hill of Phoenix, and sons, Shan Smith of Apache Junction and Brice Smith of Prescott. She has one granddaughter, Kacy Hill.

There will be a Celebration of Ginnie’s Life on Saturday, Feb. 19, from 2 to 5 p.m., in her home located at 684 Daniel Drive, in Prescott.

Donations may be made in her memory to the Smoki Museum.

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Monday, Feb. 14, 2005

Reginald Cooper Page

Reginald Cooper Page, 68, of Prescott, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005, in Prescott. He was born in Kennett, Mo.

A private cremation will be at Bradshaw Crematory in Prescott Valley.

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Harry Edwin Armstrong

Harry Edwin Armstrong, 74, of Prescott, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2005, in Prescott. He was born June 30, 1930, in Canada.

Private cremation will be at Bradshaw Crematory in Prescott Valley.

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2005

Thomas Andre Flynn

The Flynn family wishes to announce the death of Thomas Flynn, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. Tom died peacefully at home with his loving wife, Doris “Kitty” Flynn of 60 glorious years; daughter, Pamela Flynn; son, Thomas Flynn Jr.; granddaughter, Kaitlen Flynn; and sister, Nancilu Stewart, at his bedside. He was surrounded in love and prayers as he left this earthly world to be with God. Tom was 76 and born in Scranton, Penn., to Harry and Donna Flynn.

Tom was a self-employed, Masonry Contractor for 45 years. He served in the Air Force during WWII.

Tom is survived by his wife, Doris “Kitty” Flynn of Prescott; son, Thomas Flynn Jr. of Prescott; daughter, Pamela Flynn of Prescott; brother, Harry Flynn Jr. of Oklawaha, Fla.; sister, Nancilu Stewart of Miami, Fla.; sister-in-law, Patricia Farrar and husband, Mel Farrar of Riverside, Calif.; grandchildren, Kaitlen Flynn of Prescott, Jadrian Flynn of Palm Springs, Calif., and Ashley Flynn of Desert Hot Springs, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews in Florida and California. He is preceded in death by his mother, Donna Flynn; father, Harry Flynn; brother, Maurice Flynn; and stepmother, Gertrude Flynn.

A Memorial service for Tom will be held on Friday, Feb. 18th, at 11 a.m., at Heritage Memory Mortuary, 131 Grove Ave., in Prescott.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations, in Thomas’ name, to Hospice Family Care, 100 East Sheldon, Suite 100, Prescott, AZ 86301.

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Davida C. Petersen

Davida C. Petersen, 90, of Prescott, born Nov. 19, 1914, in Grass Valley, Calif., died Feb. 14, 2005, in Prescott.

Private cremation at Bradshaw Crematory, Prescott Valley,

Arrangements by Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home.

Ellen Alice Niec

Ellen Alice Niec, 86, of Prescott, born March 27, 1918, in Chicago, Ill., died Feb. 11, 2005, in Prescott.

A private cremation will be held at Bradshaw Crematory in Prescott.

Arrangements by Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home.

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Lester Jernigan

Lester Jernigan, age 72, of Cottonwood, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2005, at Little Eden Care Home in Cottonwood. Lester was born in Phoenix, June 1, 1932.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Garfield Jernigan; mother, Lura Jane Woody; sister, Una Melvina Logsdon (Jackie), and wife, Toni Susan Jernigan. Lester is survived by his brother, Luther Jernigan; sister, Viola (Edward) Gaddis of Oklahoma City, Okla.; his children, Connie (Ben) Harrison, James (Shelia) Jernigan, Beth Mardis, Toni Baker, Luke Jernigan and Troy Jernigan, all of Kansas. He is also survived by his stepchildren, Carol, Stephen, Darrin and Taylor, and many grandchildren.

Arrangements are being handled by Hampton Funeral Home, 240 South Cortez Street, in Prescott.

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Marilyn J. Mills

Marilyn J. Mills, age 70, died Feb. 13, 2005, in Cottonwood. She was born Jan. 18, 1935, in Chicago, Ill.

Marilyn enjoyed birds and had a birdfeeder at her home.

She enjoyed rooting for her favorite baseball team, the Arizona Diamondbacks. Marilyn loved spending time with her family and will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother.

Marilyn is survived by her sons, Charles L. Mills and Michael A. Mills, and her daughters, Pam Wyatt and Phyllis J. Mills.

A Commemoration service, in honor of Marilyn, will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 19, at Sunrise Funeral Home Chapel in Prescott Valley.

The family suggests memorials, in memory of Marilyn, be given to your favorite charity.

The family was cared for by Sunrise Funeral Home and Crematory of Prescott Valley.

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Reta Josephine Schifeling, 76, of Black Canyon City, born Jan. 28, 1929, in Rochester, N.Y., died Saturday, Feb. 12, in Peoria, Ariz.

Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb 17, at Black Canyon City Cemetery, with a celebration of life immediately following at the High Desert Park Community Center in Black Canyon City.

Donations to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1934, Black Canyon City, AZ 85324.

Arrangements by Sunrise Funeral Home.

Clayton Dean Gray, 67, of Prescott, born May 22, 1937, in Castine, Maine, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005, at the Bob Stump Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Prescott.

Visitation will be Thursday, Feb. 17, from 4-7 p.m. at the American Legion Post #650, 1532 N. Church St., Redlands, Calif. Graveside services will be on Friday, Feb. 18, at 11:30 a.m. at the National Cemetery in Riverside, Calif.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be sent to the American Legion Post at the aforementioned address.

Arrangements by Hampton Funeral Home.

Margaret Mary Helfrich, 93, of Prescott, born May 6, 1911, in Cleveland, Ohio, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2005, in Prescott Valley.

Services will be at a later date.

Arrangements by Sunrise Funeral Home.

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Mary Eleanor Horneff

Mary Eleanor (Ross) Horneff died in Prescott on Jan. 3, 2005.

For over 30 years, she was the loving wife of her husband, Frank, who survives her. All other family predeceased her. She was born in Charleroi, Penn., on Nov. 20, 1929, the last of three children born to Sheridan B. and Mary E. (Smith) Ross. Eleanor was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, baptized May 21, 1979, and worshipped with the Willow Creek Congregation in Prescott.

No services are planned.

The Hampton Funeral Home assisted with arrangements.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Lois Sowers

Lois Sowers, age 86, passed away Feb. 8, 2005, after a short illness. Lois was born Jan. 18, 1919, in Payne County, Okla.

After graduating from what is now Oklahoma State University in 1941, Lois moved to Washington, D.C., where she met her husband of 64 years, Alick Sowers. After following him around the world with the U.S. Army, Lois and Alick retired, first to Santa Fe, N.M., then moved to Kingman, and finally to Prescott.

Lois established an accounting business, Sowers Accounting, which she ran with her son, John, until her passing. Lois loved her plants and was prone to taking in abandoned animals.

Lois is survived by her husband, Alick Sowers; two sons, John of Prescott and Charles of Los Angeles; and one daughter, Nancy Hicks of Denver, Colo. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Colleen. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She will be deeply missed by her family and all who knew and loved her.

Lois will be interred at the Veterans Memorial Park.

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Grace Simshauser, 85, of Prescott, born Oct. 23, 1919, in St. Louis, Mo., died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2005, in Prescott.

No services are planned at this time.

Arrangements by Chino Valley Funeral Home.

Friday, February 18, 2005

Irving Winston Brayer

Irving Winston Brayer – “Whitey” – born April 25, 1917, in Hollywood, Calif., died peacefully with his family and friends Feb. 14, 2005.

A WWII veteran, Whitey was on special assignment to the 7th Army Signal Corps in Germany, where he was instrumental in getting the Zeiss Photographic and Glass Works back in operation to aid the Far East and European operations. He was responsible for secretly transporting 50 top German scientists to the U.S. He received the Legion of Merit and Distinguished Service Cross for installing a side mount camera in the B17 bomber, making it possible for the pilot to photograph the mission and eliminate the danger to a photographer in the ball turret. Whitey was the Photo and Communications Officer while in England with the Eighth Air Force’s 56th fighter squadron.

Upon his return to Phoenix, Whitey turned his attention to the new industry of television. He founded Whitey’s TV, established the first private TV program, “The TV Doctor,” and was responsible for providing cable TV to Douglas, Phoenix, Globe-Miami and Williams in the 1950s.

Whitey was an active member of the community. He was a member of the El Zaribah Shrine, the Elks, Phoenix 100 Rotary, serving as President, the Sheriff’s Posse, and was founding member of the El Zaribah Motor Patrol. He owned and operated the Gorge Harbor Resort and Marine on Cortes Island, Canada, and most recently was a partner in the Hydrogen Recycling Facility in Prescott. Whitey’s other interests included ham radio, hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Gay, and children, Win (Suzanne) Brayer, Beth Mosier, and Jacqueline (Ron) McVay Castro. He is also survived by his brother, William Lew Brayer of Seattle. Whitey was blessed with eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services will be Saturday, Feb. 19th, at 2 p.m., with visitation one hour prior, at Green Acres Chapel of Light, 401 North Hayden Road, Scottsdale.

Thank you to the Masonic Funeral Committee for conducting the service. The family is honored to learn that the Hiram Club has been renamed the Brayer Hiram Club. In addition, the family suggests donations to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607-1460.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Mary Eleanor Horneff

Mary Eleanor (Ross) Horneff died in Prescott on Jan. 31, 2005.

For over 30 years, she was the loving wife of her husband, Frank, who survives her. All other family predeceased her. She was born in Charleroi, Penn. on Nov. 20, 1929, the last of three children born to Sheridan B. and Mary E. (Smith) Ross. Eleanor was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, baptized May 21, 1979, and worshipped with the Willow Creek Congregation in Prescott.

No services are planned.

The Hampton Funeral Home assisted with arrangements.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Marilyn J. Mills

Marilyn J. Mills, age 70, died Feb. 13, 2005, in Cottonwood. She was born Jan. 18, 1935, in Chicago, Ill.

Marilyn is survived by her sons, Charles L. Mills and Michael A. Mills; and her daughters, Pam Wyatt and Phyllis J. Mills; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

A Commemoration service, in honor of Marilyn, will be held at 1 p.m., on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005, at Sunrise Funeral Home Chapel in Prescott Valley.

The family was cared for by Sunrise Funeral Home and Crematory of Prescott Valley.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Robert S. Semple, 95, of Prescott, born Oct. 19, 1909, in Cleveland, Ohio, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005, in Prescott.

No services are planned at this time.

Arrangements by Chino Valley Funeral Home.

Sunday, February 20, 2005

Mary Favour Hazeltine

Mary Favour Hazeltine, 94, died on Feb. 17, 2005, at her home in Scottsdale, Ariz. Born Nov. 9, 1910, in Spuyten Dyvil, N.Y., Mary Temple Favour moved with her family to Prescott, five years after the territory became a state. Her father, Alpheus H. Favour, an attorney, later became a State Senator, an Arizona member of the Colorado River Commission and an author. A Prescott High School graduate, she received her BA degree from Mt. Holyoke College in 1932. Later that same year, she married Sherman Hazeltine, a member of a pioneer family which was involved in the early days and later as chief executive of the Bank of Arizona.

In Prescott, Mrs. Hazeltine was a founding member of the AAUW chapter, served on the library board and was active in the support of Sharlot Hall Museum and other community endeavors. In 1957, the Hazeltines moved to Phoenix, where Mr. Hazeltine became chairman of the board of First National Bank of Arizona (now Wells Fargo Bank), serving until his retirement in 1977. Both she and her husband were active in numerous community and philanthropic projects for more than 30 years during dynamic years of growth and development in the city and the state. Her services included chairmanship of the board of the Arizona State Children’s Home and membership on the St. Luke’s Board of Visitors and the Phoenix Art Museum Costume Institute, among many others. She was noted for her grace, wit and elegance and for her love of art, music and literature. The lovely Mary Hazeltine inspired others by example and by gentle encouragement.

Preceded in death by her husband in 1992, and by her sister, she is survived by her daughters, Favour Slater and Cynthia Hazeltine of Phoenix; her granddaughters, Sarah Slater of Maryland and Catherine (Mark) Heslep of Washington, D.C.; brothers, Alpheus L. Favour and John M. Favour of Prescott; several nieces and nephews; and by dear, caring friends at Westminster Village in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Private burial services will be held in Prescott. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Desert Botanical Garden, 1202 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008.

Arrangements by Messinger Indian School Mortuary of Scottsdale, Ariz.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Alfred Chartz Nichols

Alfred Chartz Nichols, 89, of Williams, Ariz., passed away on Feb. 5, 2005. An Arizona pioneer descendant, he was born in Tempe, Ariz., the second eldest of five children. After graduating from Brophy Preparatory High School, he joined the Merchant Marines prior to enlisting in the Navy during WWII. Following the war, he was a long-time cattle rancher in Peeples Valley.

Alfred married Ruth C. Nichols in Sand Point, Idaho. They raised six children. Later, he owned and operated a 55-acre flagstone quarry in Ash Fork, Ariz., for over 50 years.

Survivors include his children, Rosemary Nichols, Elida Proper, Anne (James Rawls) Nichols, Bonnie (Allen) Ervine and Ralph (Karen) Nichols; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and sister, Sister Mary Norine Nichols, OSF. He was preceded in death by his son, Timothy Nichols.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Williams Senior Center, 850 W. Grant, Williams, Ariz. (86046). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Senior Center.

Messinger Indian School Mortuary of Scottsdale, Ariz., assisted with the arrangements.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Monday, Feb. 21, 2005

Anthony F. "Tony C." Cucinotta

Anthony F. “Tony C.” Cucinotta, age 61, died Friday Feb. 18, 2005, in Dewey. He was born Oct. 21, 1943, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Jim and Gloria (Luciano) Cucinotta.

Anthony held a degree in Criminal Justice from Saint Francis in Brooklyn, N.Y., and he worked as a Sergeant for the New York City Police Department.

He was an usher at Saint Germaine Catholic Church and Sunday Marshall at Quailwood Queens Golf Course. Anthony loved to golf at all the local golf courses. His children will remember him as a loving father with a big heart. Tony and his wife, Marian, shared 21 years of marriage together.

Anthony is survived by his wife, Marian; daughters, Tina and Regina; and one granddaughter, Kayla.

A gathering of family and friends will be held in honor of Tony on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005, at 6 p.m. with a Rosary at 5:30 p.m., at Sunrise Funeral Home Chapel, 8167 East Highway 69 in Prescott Valley. A Commemoration Service in honor of “Tony C.” will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005, at Saint Germaine Catholic Church in Prescott Valley, with Father John Shetler officiating.

The family of Tony suggests memorials be made to YRMC Hospice, P.O. Box 26565, Prescott Valley, AZ 86312-6565.

The family was cared for by Sunrise Funeral Home and Crematory of Prescott Valley.

Information provided by survivors.

Rose Ann Poellot

Rose Ann Poellot, 83, of Prescott Valley, born Jan. 1, 1922, in South Plainfield, N.J.,

died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005, in Prescott.

Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Sunrise Funeral Home Chapel, 8167 E. Highway 69, Prescott Valley.

Burial will be at a later date at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix.

Tuesday, February 22, 205

Anthony F. “Tony C.” Cucinotta

Anthony F. “Tony C.” Cucinotta, age 61, died Friday Feb. 18, 2005, in Dewey. He was born Oct. 21, 1943, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Jim and Gloria (Luciano) Cucinotta.

Anthony held a degree in Criminal Justice from Saint Francis in Brooklyn, N.Y., and he worked as a Sergeant for the New York City Police Department.

He was an usher at Saint Germaine Catholic Church and Sunday Marshall at Quailwood Queens Golf Course. Anthony loved to golf at all the local golf courses. His children will remember him as a loving father with a big heart. Tony and his wife, Marian, shared 21 years of marriage together.

Anthony is survived by his wife, Marian; daughters, Tina and Regina; and one granddaughter, Kayla.

A gathering of family and friends will be held in honor of Tony on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005, at 6 p.m. with a Rosary at 5:30 p.m., at Sunrise Funeral Home Chapel, 8167 East Highway 69 in Prescott Valley. A Commemoration Service in honor of “Tony C.” will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005, at Saint Germaine Catholic Church in Prescott Valley, with Father John Shetler officiating.

The family of Tony suggests memorials be made to YRMC Hospice, P.O. Box 26565, Prescott Valley, AZ 86312-6565.

The family was cared for by Sunrise Funeral Home and Crematory of Prescott Valley.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Obituary Notice

Marguerite B. Stem, 86, of Phoenix, born March 20, 1918, in Lavaca, Ark., died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005, in Phoenix.

Celebration of Life will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, at Arizona Wakelin Bradshaw Chapel, 8480 E. Valley Road, Prescott Valley.

Arrangements by Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home.

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Anthony F. “Tony C.” Cucinotta

Anthony F. “Tony C.” Cucinotta, age 61, died Friday Feb. 18, 2005, in Dewey. He was born Oct. 21, 1943, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Jim and Gloria (Luciano) Cucinotta.

Anthony held a degree in Criminal Justice from Saint Francis in Brooklyn, N.Y., and he worked as a Sergeant for the New York City Police Department.

He was an usher at Saint Germaine Catholic Church and Sunday Marshal at Quailwood Greens Golf Course. Anthony loved to golf at all the local golf courses. His children will remember him as a loving father with a big heart. Tony and his wife, Marian, shared 21 years of marriage together.

Anthony is survived by his wife, Marian; daughters, Tina and Regina; and one granddaughter, Kayla.

A gathering of family and friends was held in honor of Tony on Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 6 p.m. with a Rosary at 5:30 p.m., at Sunrise Funeral Home Chapel, 8167 East Highway 69 in Prescott Valley. A Commemoration Service in honor of “Tony C.” will be held at 11 a.m. today, Feb. 23, at Saint Germaine Catholic Church in Prescott Valley, with Father John Shetler officiating.

The family of Tony suggests memorials be made to YRMC Hospice, P.O. Box 26565, Prescott Valley, AZ 86312-6565.

The family was cared for by Sunrise Funeral Home and Crematory of Prescott Valley.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Florence (Lockwood) Achten

Florence (Lockwood) Achten, age 78, passed away Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, in Prescott Valley.

Flo was born in Escondido, Calif., to Stan and Elsie Lockwood.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Mark; son, Dennis Achten; daughter-in-law, Kathy Achten; brother, John Lockwood; and sister, Mary (Lockwood) Branin.

Flo spent many happy years teaching her nieces, nephews and neighborhood children to swim in the family pool. All the kids called her “Aunt Flo.”

Soon she became “Auntie Flo” to both children and adults alike. It was a great time in her life. We will all miss you. Bless you, “Auntie Flo.”

No services at her request.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Robert Royce Heron

Robert Royce Heron, age 72, of Prescott Valley and Flagstaff, died Feb. 17, 2005, at the Olivia White Hospice Home in Flagstaff. He was born Sept. 8, 1932, in Worland, Wyo., to Arthur David Dickie and Berenice Arvilla (Brunk) Heron.

Robert “Bob” attended schools in Worland. While growing up he was involved in baseball, playing for the Worland Indians semi-professional baseball team. Robert is a lifetime member of the American Legion Post #44.

During his junior year of high school, his National Guard unit was called to active duty in Korea. After his discharge as Sergeant First Class, Robert attended University of Wyoming. He became involved with the auto parts business, and eventually became the Operations Manager for American Parts, Inc., based in Atlanta, Ga.

He married Pat Haney in 1971. They were married 34 years.

Robert was a devoted Dodger fan, a passion he shared with his brother, Jimmie. He also loved the Denver Broncos.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Dola Buffington, and one brother, Jimmie Heron. He is survived by his daughters, Cindy, Michelle, Judy and Christine; his wife, Pat; one sister, Dorene Atkinson; and brothers, Dick and Edwin Heron; 15 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and beloved nieces and nephews.

Services will be held today, Feb. 23, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 224 South Kendrick, in Flagstaff. Burial will follow at Citizens Veterans Cemetery, with the American Legion providing graveside Military Honors.

The casket will be open at the church from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., followed by a Rosary from 9:30 to 10 a.m., followed by the Mass.

Memorials may be made to the Olivia White Hospice Home at 452 North Switzer Canyon Drive in Flagstaff.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Norvel Owens Mortuary.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Mary E. Worthington

Mary E. Worthington, age 99, of Prescott, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005, at the Arizona Pioneer Home. She was born in Weed, N. M., to the late George and Edna Riggs.

Mary was a member of the Mountain Top Quilters, Early Day Homemakers, Prescott Garden Club, and Republican Women of Prescott.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Nicholas Brown Worthington; parents; brothers, Earl and Fred Riggs of New Mexico, Paul Riggs of Mayer; and sister, Winnie Saunders of Prescott.

She is survived by son, Earl (Wilma) Worthington; daughter, Talitha (John) White both of Prescott; sisters, Ella Smith of Prescott, Josephine Riggs of Mayer, and Rose Riggs of Hatch, N.M.; three grandchildren, Julie (John) Nanke and Richard White both of Prescott, Mike (Tracy) Worthington of Chino Valley; eight great-grandchildren, Jessica (Tom) Leick, Jenna Nanke, Jared Nanke, Holly Pierson, Sierra Lanning, Brittany Worthington, Megan Worthington, Rachel Worthington and several nieces and nephews.

The family request that donations be made in memory of Mary E. Worthington to the Arizona Pioneer’s Home, 300 South McCormick Street, Prescott, AZ 86303.

Services entrusted to Heritage Memory Mortuary.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Helen Miller, 93, of Prescott, born Dec. 7, 1911, in Chicago, Ill., died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005, at Las Fuentes Care Center in Prescott.

Private cremation by Bradshaw Crematory, Prescott Valley.

Arrangements by Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home.

Faith M. Kochendorfer, 83, of Prescott, born July 16, 1921, in St. Paul, Minn., died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005, at Las Fuentes Care Center in Prescott.

Private cremation at Bradshaw Crematory, Prescott Valley.

Arrangements by Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home.

Josephine T. Edwards, 76, of Prescott, born March 28, 1928, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, in Prescott.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at Heritage Memory Mortuary, 131 Grove Ave., Prescott.

Arrangements by Heritage Memory Mortuary.

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Jacob Edward Braden

Jacob Edward Braden, age 19, of Prescott, died Saturday Feb. 19, 2005. Jacob was born Sept. 17, 1985, in Phoenix, to Edward Braden and Tonya Reid.

Jacob was always very happy and could brighten everyone’s day.

To know him was to love him. Even with all his challenges, he kept on pushing cheerfully through life.

Although Jacob was blind, you could tell he was seeing what was going on around him and appreciating the world.

He loved to be outside in the sun and wind. He loved music. Mommy loved you, Jacob.

Jacob is survived by his parents, Tonya and William Gabaldon of Prescott; his father, Eddie Braden of Ohio; sisters, Tiffany Reid and Briana Gabaldon of Prescott and Melody Ann Braden and Melissa Dawn Braden of Ohio; brothers, Joshua Reid and William Gabaldon of Prescott; grandparents, Fred and Val Reid of Prescott, Mike and Karen Mattingly of Prescott, Emma Gabaldon of Prescott Valley, and Clara Braden of Ohio; best friend, Joannie of Phoenix; and his dog, Goldie; most special friends, Ron and Georgia Newnam, and the many special friends at Aires and Starlight homes.

Visitation will be on Saturday, Feb. 26th, from 2 to 3 p.m., at the Potters House, 5195 North Highway 89, Prescott.

Funeral services will follow the visitation at 3 p.m. Pastor Greg Mitchell will conduct the service.

The Hampton Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.

To Jacob:

We love you more than you could know, It hurts so bad to let you go. We had hopes you were here to stay, But God had plans to let you play. Now you can run and jump and see, This is the place you deserve to be. In heaven, full of love and joy, Where you can finally be a normal little boy; Mommy’s precious Angel.

We’ll be there soon, Jacob, we love you.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005

Margaret “Peggy” Gieseke

Margaret “Peggy” Gieseke, age 73, of Chino Valley, died peacefully at her home on Feb. 20, 2005. She was born April 11, 1931, in Philadelphia, Penn.

Peggy married Richard Gieseke on Sept. 4, 1965, and moved to Chino Valley in 1989, from Mt. Prospect, Ill.

Peggy is survived by her daughters, Mary Debra Thomas and Gloria (Gieseke) (Ron) Robinson, both of Chino Valley; her grandchildren, Jennifer, Luke, Rosa, Amy, Stefani, Amanda, Joey, Harley, Cheyenne and Alex; and her great-grandchildren, Blake, Caine, Vanessa, Guadalupe and Julianna. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, and her granddaughter, Deanna.

Peggy was a member of St. Catherine LaBoure Catholic Church in Chino Valley.

A Memorial service will be held at St. Catherine’s in Chino Valley at 1 p.m. today, Feb. 26.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to YRMC Hospice, P.O. Box 26565, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314.

Chino Valley Funeral Home is caring for the family.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Sunday, February 27, 2005

Conrad Dallas Johnson

Conrad Dallas Johnson, age 82, died Thursday evening, Feb. 24, 2005, at his home in Prescott. He was born Nov. 18, 1922, in Denmark, Wis., the son of Peter and Alta (Rasmussen) Johnson.

Conrad was one of 12 children raised by his parents. He had an insatiable love of learning. In his later years, Conrad always had something new he had learned and wanted to share it with others. Conrad lived to explore; he knew Prescott like the back of his hand.

Conrad met and later married the love of his life, Jean Harms, on Jan. 12, 1946, and shared many years together before Jean’s death. He and Jean moved their family to Prescott in 1957. Conrad went to work building the Glen Canyon Dam.

Conrad was a member of the Operating Engineers Local #428 and was a charter member of the Elks. He loved being with his family and friends throughout the USA and enjoyed caring for the flowers and trees he grew.

Conrad is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Pat Moore of Alpine, Calif., and brothers and sisters-in-law, Floyd Johnson of Prescott, Warren and Mary Ann Johnson of Denmark, Wis., and Daniel and Skinny Johnson of Gleason, Wis. Conrad is also survived by his grandchildren, Ty, Tim, Tamara, Brian, Brad, and Steven and by 10 great-grandchildren. Conrad was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and son, Dale.

Private cremation will be at Bradshaw Crematory in Prescott Valley. The family is planning a memorial service at the family home in Prescott.

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

(Information provided by survivors.)

atherine C. Murray

Catherine C. Murray, nee Hines, died Feb. 18, 2005, in Hospice Care in Camp Verde. Born Jan. 21, 1951, in Bloomington, Ill., she grew up in Elk Grove Village, Ill., widow of William N. Glab Jr. and D. J. Murray.

Survivors include sons, William N. Glab III (Roanna) and Justin Murray; grandson, Nicolas D. Glab; parents, Frank and Sue Hines; brother, Jeffrey (Ann); sister, Jude; and six nephews and nieces.

Final arrangements by Helpler Funeral Home, 928-567-5206.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Mary Louise French, 82, of Prescott Valley, born June 8, 1922, in Ankeny, Iowa, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, in Prescott Valley.

No services are planned.

Burial will be in Ankeny, Iowa.

Local arrangements by Sunrise Funeral Home.

Robert C. Sternhagen, 82, of Prescott, born Aug. 22, 1922, in Lewistown, Mont., died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005, at Las Fuentes Care Center in Prescott.

Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 1, at St. Germaine’s Catholic Church in Prescott Valley, with the Rev. John Shetler officiating.

Entombment will be at Hillcrest Lawn Memorial Cemetery, with Final Farewell and Commendation by the Rev. Dick Sclosser in Great Falls, Mont.

Arrangements by Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home.