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Edith L. Duncan

Edith L. Duncan, 86, died Tuesday, April 18, 2000, at her home in Prescott.

She was born Aug. 28, 1913, in Skull Valley, to Chester and Nellie (Gibson) Shupp.

Mrs. Duncan was born and raised in Skull Valley, and lived her entire life in Yavapai County. Her grandfather, Alfred Shupp, was a member of the Walker party and, as a settler of Skull Valley, was awarded the 11th homestead in the Territory of Arizona.

She enjoyed league bowling, gardening, cooking and reading. She was known by her family as a loving wife and mother, and a devoted daughter, who always put her family first.

Survivors include her daughters, Mary Ann Lovingood of Upland, Calif., and Judy Duncan of Prescott; son, John of Los Angeles, Calif.; brother, Don Shupp of Skull Valley; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Her husband, Roscoe, preceded her in death on March 30, 1990.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Victorian Chapel in Hampton Funeral Home, 240 S. Cortez St., Prescott. Interment will follow at the Skull Valley Cemetery in the family plot.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Yavapai Regional Medical Center Hospice, 1003 Willow Creek Road, Prescott, AZ 86301.

Hampton Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Augusta A. Lacker

Former Prescott resident Augusta A. Lacker, 79, of Lakewood, Colo., died Monday, April 17, 2000, in Lakewood.

She was born March 1, 1921, in Hanover, Germany.

Mrs. Lacker lived in Prescott from 1988 to 1997. She was a former president and active member of the Monday Club.

Survivors include her son, John Kurz of Killeen, Texas; daughters, Kim White of Oak Park, Calif., Dana Denton of Woodlands, Texas, and Eve Suzuki of Golden, Colo.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be private.

Aspen Mortuaries in Lakewood, Colo., helped the family with arrangements.

Melvin L. Pankratz

Melvin L. Pankratz, 76, of Prescott, died Tuesday, April 18, 2000, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Prescott.

He was born June 5, 1923, in Eads, Colo., to Jacob and Glessie (Williams) Pankratz.

Mr. Pankratz served in the U.S. Army in World War II. He moved to Prescott 50 years ago from Colorado. He was a retired stone cutter.

Survivors include his brother, Edwin, of Canon City, Colo.

Private interment will be at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix.

Memory Chapel Mortuary helped the family with arrangements.

Anthony Robert Scheffer

Anthony Robert Scheffer, 89, of Prescott Valley, died Tuesday, April 18, 2000, in Prescott Valley.

He was born July 5, 1910, in Manhattan, N.Y., to Frank and Concepta (Demarchi) Tabor.

Mr. Scheffer was raised by Frank and Clara Scheffer. He married his wife, Edna, on Feb. 3, 1926, in North Dakota.

He moved to Prescott from Oregon in 1947. He owned and operated Modern Home Construction Co. He moved to Phoenix in 1969, and to Prescott Valley in 1998. He retired from the construction business 20 years ago.

Survivors include his sons, Robert and Doug, both of Phoenix; daughter, Charlotte Radcliff of Prescott Valley; brother, Walter of Norman, Okla.; sister, Frances of Sun Lakes; 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

His wife, Edna, preceded him in death in 1997.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Sunrise Funeral Home, Prescott Valley. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with Pastor James Cunningham officiating.

Interment will be at Redwood Memorial Gardens, Dewey.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Yavapai Regional Medical Center, Hospice Restricted Fund, P.O. Box 26565, Prescott Valley, AZ 86312.

Sunrise Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Owen Loren Wildman

Owen Loren Wildman, 60, of Dewey, died Sunday, April 16, 2000, at his ranch north of Holbrook.

He was born July 31, 1939, in Ohio. His family moved to Phoenix when he was 9 years old. He attended Roosevelt Elementary School, Phoenix Union High School and Phoenix Technical School.

Mr. Wildman worked as a welder at Repel Steel for 10 years. He was a race car driver at Manzanita Speedway for more than 20 years.

He enjoyed building custom race cars. He was known by his family as a kind, caring and loving father and grandfather. At the time of his death he was working on his dream house and fabrication shop at his ranch near Holbrook.

Survivors include his wife, Lavina; son, Owen Jr. of Mayer; daughter, Deborah Corwin of Peoria; sister, Phyllis Christiansen of Phoenix; and five grandsons.

A memorial service will be held at the family home in Dewey at a later date.

Owens Mortuary of Holbrook helped the family with arrangements.

Albert "Jim" Skrzypek

Albert "Jim" Skrzypek, 52, of Mayer, died Monday, April 17, 2000, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Prescott.

He was born March 19, 1948, in Lackawanna, N.Y., to Albert and Catherine Skrzypek.

Mr. Skrzypek was a Vietnam veteran who served in the 11th Cavalry Armored Vehicle Division. He was a life member of Disabled American Veterans.

He worked as building maintenance supervisor for Desert Hills Hotel in Phoenix, Jane Wayland Center in Phoenix and the City of Flagstaff. His family knew him as a loving and loyal husband, father and friend.

Survivors include his wife Carol; daughter, Sedona of Couer d'Alene, Idaho; son, Jason Clark of Waco, Texas; brothers, Michael of Pineville, Mo., Gene of Blasedell, N.Y. and Paul of Glendale; sisters,

Sally and Annette, both of Phoenix; and one grandchild.

Visitation was from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. today at Veterans Affairs Medical Center Chapel, Prescott, with services following there at 9:30 a.m.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Disabled American Veterans of Prescott, 500 N. Hwy. 89, Prescott, AZ 86301.

Hampton Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.


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