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Ms. Elaine "Jerry" Deloris Sandri - Doris E. Whitworth - Matthew Treanor Harrington - Norine Kirby - Susan A. Gavaldon - Robert C. Vlack

Ms. Elaine "Jerry" Deloris Sandri

Ms. Elaine "Jerry" Deloris Sandri, age 80, died peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, March 23rd, 2006, in Prescott Valley, Arizona.

Jerry was born in Flint, Michigan, on Oct. 23rd, 1925.

She traveled by train to Wickenburg, Arizona, at the age of 17 where she met her husband, Mr. Al Angelo Sandri. Jerry and Al moved to Prescott in 1945 and worked on several local ranches where they were very involved in the Prescott ranching community. Jerry was employed at the Arizona Pioneers' Home as a CNA for 10 years.

In 1976 Jerry and her husband Al relocated to the Arizona Highway Needle Mountain Maintenance Camp, located in Topock, Arizona, where she worked for the Arizona Port of Entry.

Jerry was widowed in Topock on December 29th, 1983. She immediately returned to Prescott to be with her family and friends. Jerry lived in the Prescott area for over 50 years. She enjoyed western dancing and often visited the Elk's Club in Prescott Valley on Friday evenings, kicking up her cowgirl boots with her best friend and 15-year companion, Mr. Woodrow "Woody" Garside. Jerry always looked her best and dressed to impress, she was a true beauty. She had several hobbies; painting, gardening, and socializing with special friends were her favorites.

Jerry is survived by her loving companion, Mr. Woody Garside who is now an honorary member of her remaining family and her sister Ms. Nancy Shellhaas of Flint, Michigan. She is also survived by her only daughter, Ms. Gail Sisson of Prescott, Arizona; her two grandchildren, Ms. Shawn Hinshaw of Bellevue, Washington, and Mr. Bryce Sisson of Flagstaff, Arizona. Jerry recently attended the wedding of her only grandson, Bryce on Saturday, March 18th, 2006, and thus had the pleasure of spending time with his new wife Michele Sisson and her 3-year-old great-granddaughter, Julia.

A celebration of Jerry's life will be held in the Museum Center at Sharlot Hall Museum on Sunday, March 26th from 4 ­ 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sharlot Hall Museum. Jerry wanted to preserve Arizona's history and was very pleased when her daughter, Gail, found such good friends and a wonderful support network through her work at the museum. Hampton Funeral Home, and Butch Hampton, a longtime family friend assisted with the arrangements.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Doris E. Whitworth

Doris E. Whitworth, 67, of Cordes Lakes, born Aug. 17, 1938, in Waldshut, Germany, died Wednesday, March 22, 2006, in Cordes Lakes.

Memorial services are planned for a later date.

Arrangements by Sunrise Funeral Home.

Matthew Treanor Harrington

Matthew Treanor Harrington, 43, of Prescott Valley, born Oct. 8, 1962, in Jamestown, N.Y., died March 17, 2006, in Prescott Valley.

Private cremation took place at the Bradshaw Crematory in Prescott Valley.

Arrangements by Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home.

Norine Kirby

Norine Kirby, 77, of Bolivia, N.C., formerly of Prescott, born Dec. 23, 1928, in Laurel, Miss., died March 19, 2006, in Bolivia, N.C.

No local service is planned. Inurnment will take place at Rise Hills Cemetery in Whittier, Calif., at a later date.

Arrangements by Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte, N.C.

Susan A. Gavaldon

Susan A. Gavaldon, 58, of Kirkland, born June 24, 1947 in Blythe, Ariz., died Wednesday, March 22, 2006 in Kirkland.

Family will receive friends and neighbors from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 26 at Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home, corner of Cortez and Carleton, Prescott. Cremation will follow at the Bradshaw Crematory.

Arrangements by Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home.

Robert C. Vlack

Robert C. Vlack, 78, of Prescott, born March 27, 1927, in Los Angeles, Calif., died Wednesday, March 22, 2006 at the VA Hospital in Prescott.

No public services will take place.

Arrangements by Hampton Funeral Home.