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Obituaries for Saturday, March 24, 2007

Leroy Edward Ketchmark

Leroy Edward Ketchmark, age 61, of Chino Valley passed away March 22, 2007, at his home.

Ed was born April 30, 1945, in Woodstock, Ill., to Leroy and Elizabeth Ketchmark. He served his country honorably as a Sgt. In the U.S. Army.

Ed was a member of the American Legion for over 18 years, loved traveling, genealogy, wildlife (especially birds), his horses, and giant breeds of dogs.

After over 34 years in the banking industry, Ed retired and moved with his loving wife to Chino Valley in 2005. He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister.

Ed is survived by his loving wife of over 35 years Trish Ketchmark; brothers James (Donna), Lawrence (Shirley), Gerald (Sandi), Gregory (Diann) Ketchmark; sisters Donna (Richard) Reinhold, Helen (Randie) Anderson; and 16 nieces and nephews.

Ed was a loving husband, brother, uncle, and brother-in-law who was loved by all his many friends, family, former employee, and his girls, who will be deeply missed.

A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 26, 2007, at the Chino Valley Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2007, at St. Catherine LaBoure Catholic Church in Chino Valley.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ed's name to the St. Catherine LaBoure Catholic Church building fund, P.O. Box 152, Chino Valley, AZ 86323.

Chino Valley Funeral Home is caring for the family.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Victor Earl Myers

Victor Earl Myers "Vic" went to be with our Lord on March 11, 2007, in Prescott, Arizona. Vic was born on Dec. 9, 1920, in McComb, Mississippi, where he grew up.

Vic married Dorothy Ann Holiday on Aug. 1, 1943, and made a career in the USMC as a helicopter pilot, retiring in 1962 as a Major. He then entered a second career as a Farmers Ins. agent for 24 years, retiring in 1986.

Vic is survived by his wife of 63 years, Dorothy; his son, Victor E. Myers Jr. "Rocky" and his wife Becky; his daughter, Lynn E Freedman and her husband, Harold; and granddaughter, Heather N. Mellstrom and her husband David.

A memorial service will be at the Veterans Hospital Chapel in Prescott, Arizona, on March 30 at 1:30 p.m. The interment will follow with full military honors in Prescott National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be sent to Alzheimer's Disease Research, 22512 Gateway Ctr. Drive, Clarksburg, MD 20871-1950.

Arrangements entrusted to Sunrise Funeral Home. All friends and relatives are encouraged to visit for additional information and to sign the online guestbook.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Phyllis Lacey, 93, of Prescott Valley, Arizona, born Dec. 4, 1913, in Steubenville, Ohio, passed away March 19, 2007, in Prescott Valley, Ariz.

A Rosary service will be 6 to 6:30 p.m. with visitation from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 25, 2007, at Sunrise Funeral Home Chapel, Prescott Valley. A funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Monday, March 26, 2007, at St. Germaine Catholic Church, 7997 E. Dana Drive, Prescott Valley, Arizona.

Sunrise Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

John Lee Jenkins, age 55, of Chino Valley, born Aug. 8, 1951, in Sumter, S.C., died Friday, March 23, 2007, in Chino Valley.

Memorial services are pending.

Chino Valley Funeral Home is caring for the family.

Ruth M. Bisjak, age 94, born Oct. 1, 1912, in Lost Springs, Wyo., died Friday, March 23, 2007, at a local care home.

A gathering of friends and celebration of her life will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 31, 2007, at the Grace Baptist Church on Highway 89 and Outer Loop Road in Chino Valley with pastor Wayne Ballard fficiating.

Hampton Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.