Delos H. Bloor
Delos H. Bloor, 87, of Prescott Valley, died Wednesday, July 12, 2000, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Prescott.
He was born July 25, 1912, in Fox Lake, Wis., to Delbert D. and Olive (Burris) Bloor.
Mr. Bloor served in the Army during World War II. He married his wife, Maria, on Sept. 23, 1951. He worked as a trailer driver for General Coach Works in Marlett, Mich., which became Bendix Corp., retiring from the company after 25 years.
He moved to Prescott Valley in 1974, and joined the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and St. Germaine's Catholic Church. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Mr. Bloor volunteered for more than 20,000 hours at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, where for the last eight years he has been a resident of the domiciliary there. He enjoyed bowling, playing pool and playing card games with friends.
Surviving are his wife, Maria; son, John of Marlett, Mich.; daughter, Olive Young of Cortland, Ohio, and Doris of Prescott Valley; and seven grandchildren.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center Chapel, with Fr. Jerry Caffrey, C.M.F., presiding. Private cremation is at Bradshaw Crematory, Prescott Valley, with inurnment at Redwood Memorial Park, Dewey.
Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.
Jane Embertson, 81, of Prescott, died Tuesday, July 4, 2000, in Prescott.
She was born May 6, 1919, in Detroit, Mich., to John and Katherine (Kubis) Morry.
Mrs. Embertson studied advertising design at Pratt Institute in New York and worked as a commercial artist in New York and Detroit. While working for the war effort with the U.S. Army Air Corps she married Lt. Maurice A. Embertson on Jan. 9, 1943.
She lived in Wisconsin for 36 years, where she helped raise money for the Milwaukee Art Center, was a member of PEO Chapter AH and wrote a book titled "PODS, The Final Beauty of The Wildflower."
After moving to Prescott in 1979, she was a founder and first president of Friends of Yavapai College Art Gallery, a member of the steering committee of the Yavapai College sculpture garden, a Prescott art docent and member of PEO Chapter Y.
Mrs. Embertson was a watercolorist and wood sculptor. She enjoyed entertaining, dancing, playing bridge, skiing, sailing, swimming, hiking and traveling.
Survivors include her daughters, Karen Embertson and Kristi Larkin, both of Santa Fe, N.M.; sons, Randy of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Eric of Prescott Valley; and sisters, Eunice Earl of Boynton Beach, Fla., and Ilene Birge of Ann Arbor, Mich.
Her husband, Maury, preceded her in death on Sept. 27, 1999.
An outdoor memorial gathering will be Wednesday. Contact Memory Chapel Mortuary for more information at 445-1881.
Memory Chapel Mortuary helped the family with arrangements.
James K. McGrath
James K. McGrath, 51, formerly of Prescott, died Wednesday, July 5, 2000, at his home in Bullfrog, Utah.
He was born Dec. 29, 1948, in Framingham, Mass., to William J. and Edith (Jursek) McGrath.
Mr. McGrath graduated from Holliston High School, Holliston, Mass., in 1967. He lived in Prescott for several years before moving to Bullfrog last fall.
Surviving are his daughter, Kristin Ljunggren of Dudley, Mass.; brother, Judge Robert McGrath of Arlington, Texas; and sister, June Oehley of Spencer, Mass.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Lake Grove Cemetery, Holliston, Mass.
Buma-Sargeant Funeral Home in Milford, Mass., helped the family with arrangements.
Michele L. Saeger
Michele L. Saeger, 27, formerly of Prescott Valley, died Friday, July 7, 2000, as the result of a traffic accident in Palmerton, Pa.
She was born Dec. 10, 1972, in Allentown, Pa., to Gary C. and Marilyn A. (Reichard) Saeger.
Miss Saeger worked at the Joshua Tree Restaurant in Prescott Valley while living there.
Surviving are her son, Alan, of the home; father, Gary of Walnutport, Pa.; mother, Marilyn of Prescott Valley; sisters, Donna Peters and Melissa, both of Prescott Valley, and Diane of New Tripoli, Pa.; brothers, Raymond Farber of Dewey and Michael Sr. of Fort Wayne, Ind.; and grandparents, Reynold Saeger of Catasauqua, Pa., and Mary Reichard of Allentown, Pa.
Services were Wednesday at Campton Funeral Home in Palmerton, Pa.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), in care of Campton Funeral Home, 525 Delaware Ave., Palmerton, PA 18071.