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Orville C. Steen

Orville C. Steen, 83, of Prescott, died Friday, April 7, 2000, in Prescott.

He was born July 10, 1916, in Steen, Minn., to George and Kristine (Pedersen) Steen.

Mr. Steen left farming to serve in World War II. He retired in 1976 after working for Ford Motor Co. for 25 years. He moved to Prescott from Ottertail, Minn., in 1988.

He was a member of Prescott Community Church. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, inventing and working creatively with wood. His family knew him as a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Shirley; daughters, Audrey Norberg and Lucinda Kliest, both of Minnesota, Beverly Brandt of Alaska and Karen Vietmeier of Wisconsin; son, David of Bowmansville, Pa.; sister, Hilda Rucci of St. Paul, Minn.; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Prescott Community Church, 3151 Willow Creek Road, Prescott.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Northern Arizona Alzheimer's Association, 225 Grove Ave., Prescott, AZ 86301.

Memory Chapel Mortuary helped the family with arrangements.

Richard M. Johnston

Richard M. Johnston, 67, of Prescott, died Monday, April 3, 2000, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Prescott.

He was born June 25, 1932, in Scotts Bluff, Neb., to Ernest M. and Irene M. (Parkhurst) Johnston.

Mr. Johnston served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. He later worked as a meat cutter. He moved to Arizona from California in 1985.

Survivors include his son, Randy of Upland, Calif.

Memorial services were to be at 1 p.m. today at Veterans Affairs Medical Center Chapel, Prescott, with Chaplain Gerald Beilstein officiating.

Private cremation was at Bradshaw Crematorium, Prescott Valley. Inurnment will be at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, Phoenix.

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Ruby McDonel

Ruby McDonel, 93, of Prescott, died Sunday, April 2, 2000, in Prescott Valley.

She was born Aug. 14, 1906, in Temple, Texas, to Charles and Maude (Lewis) Collier.

Mrs. McDonel worked for Citizens Bank in Wilmington, Calif., for 27 years, retiring in 1970. She was past president of the harbor area chapter of American Institute of Banking, and was the first female operations officer in the nation for Citizens Bank.

She won a gold medal in the Senior Olympics race walk event in Billings, Mo., in 1992 when she was 86-years-old.. She was an active member of Prescott Christian Church. She enjoyed nutrition, sewing and traveling.

Survivors include her son, Jim of Prescott; brother, Wayne Collier of Billings, Mo.; sisters, Wilma Adams of Grants Pass, Ore. and Moreen Monahan of Longbeach, Calif.; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Her husband, Dudley, preceded her in death in 1983.

The family had a private service.

Sunrise Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

E. Samuel Beach

E. Samuel Beach, 58, of Prescott Valley, died Friday, April 7, 2000, in Prescott.

He was born Nov. 3, 1941, in Bisbee, to Elvert and Rose (Hodges) Beach.

Mr. Beach served in the U.S. Army in the 1960s. He was an electrician in the mining and construction industries. He owned Phase III Electric in Prescott Valley until he retired in 1998.

He married Joyce Dollar on May 23, 1986, in Marquette, Mich. He enjoyed gardening, reading, pencil sketching and sports. His family and friends knew him for his sense of humor. His family remembers him as a devoted husband, father and friend.

Survivors include his wife Joyce; sons, E. Samuel Beach Jr. and Jeffrey Meli, both of Tucson; Thad Terrin and Tyler Beach, both of Las Vegas; and Trace Terrin of Mesa; daughters, Crystal Beach and Brenda Hafer, both of Anchorage, Alaska, April Uriate of Linwood, Wash. ,and Jacqueline Meli of Prescott Valley; brother, Claude of Phoenix; sisters, Benjy Marks of Carrizozo, N.M., Lillian Griffin of Morenci and Rowena Fontana of California City, Calif.; father, Elvert of Bisbee; and 11 grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sunrise Funeral Home, Prescott Valley, with Pastor James Cunningham officiating.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 5377, Phoenix, AZ 85010.

Sunrise Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Mildred Lea Addington

Mildred Lea Addington, 81, formerly of Prescott, died Tuesday, March 28, 2000, in Phoenix.

She was born April 14, 1918, in Hopewell, Va.

Mrs. Addington came to Arizona when her family moved to a ranch in Williamson Valley in 1927. She attended the former Granite Mountain School and Prescott High School.

She married Roscoe Addington in 1937 at Prescott Methodist Church. After living in other areas, the Addingtons returned to Prescott in the early 1970s.

Mrs. Addington was active in the Methodist church, and was a member of United Methodist Women and Martha Circle. She moved to Phoenix in December of 1997.

Survivors include her son, James; daughter, Louise; sisters, Margaret Greer and Betty Love; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Her husband Roscoe died in 1994.

A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Chino Valley United Methodist Church, Chino Valley.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Arthritis Foundation, 711 E. Missouri Ste. 116, Phoenix, AZ 85014.

Shadow Mountain Mortuary in Phoenix helped the family with arrangements.


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