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Glen Darvin Herring

Glen Darvin Herring, 66, of Chino Valley, died Saturday, July

8, 2000, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Prescott.

He was born Feb. 20, 1934, in Rison, Ark., to Daniel Fitzhugh and Mable (San-dine) Herring.

Mr. Herring served in the U.S. Navy for six years on the destroyer USS Charles R. Ware.

He married Barbara Ann Thomas on Aug. 22, 1959. He retired in 1994 from his career as an owner and operator of a convenience store.

He was a 25-year member of the Payson BPO Elks Lodge.

Mr. Herring enjoyed gardening, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren. His family knew him as a man with a wonderful sense of humor who was devoted to family.

Surviving are his wife, Barbara; daughters, Janet, Charlotte and Lucinda; sons, Rodney, Rick and Mark Herring, and Tony Medrano; sisters, Doris Austin, Ruby Willis and Wanda Deakins; and eight grandchildren.

Cremation was private at Brad-shaw Crematory, Prescott Valley. A memorial service was previously held at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center Chapel.

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Virginia (Ridenhour) Winsor

Virginia (Ridenhour) Winsor, 84, a Prescott resident since 1947, died Monday, July 10, 2000, at her Prescott home.

She was born April 3, 1916, in Tyler, Texas, to Ira Jean and Laura Leoma (Fortner) Stegall.

Mrs. Winsor was the original owner of Prescott Shoe Repair on North Cortez Street. She was an active member of The Potter's House Church, where for years she was hostess for a home Bible study, from which seven entered the ministry.

She enjoyed playing the organ and accordion, and photography. Her family and friends knew her as a loving, caring, hospitable and non-complaining gracious lady who loved Jesus and provided loving care for her quadriplegic son, Paul.

Surviving are her sons, John, David and Paul Ridenhour, all of the Prescott area; brothers, Ira and Ray Stegall, both of Tyler, Texas; sisters, Lorene Steele and Fay Mink, both of Tyler, Texas; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at The Potter's House, 937 Ruth St., Prescott.

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.

Jean Hamilton

Jean Hamilton, 73, of Prescott, died Wednesday, July 5, 2000, in Prescott.

She was born Dec. 21, 1926, in Great Bend, Kan., to Donald Wilbert and Celia (Morse) Hamilton.

Miss Hamilton had lived in Chino Valley since 1975, and in Prescott for the last several months. She worked as a computer operator, and was a member of the Yavapai Rockhound Club and Beta Sigma Phi.

She enjoyed paleontology, geology, camping, traveling and reading. Miss Hamilton also liked to fly and held a private pilot's license.

Surviving are her brother, Donald, of Torrance, Calif.; and two nieces.

Friends may call at Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home, 303 S. Cortez St., Prescott, from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Cremation was private at Bradshaw Crematory, Prescott Valley, and burial will be Saturday in Hillside Cemetery in Kinsley, Kan.

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Bill Gene Farley

Bill Gene Farley, 66, formerly of Dewey, died Monday, July 3, 2000, in Fayetteville, N.C.

He was born June 19, 1934, in Broken Bow, Okla.

Mr. Farley lived in Dewey for about five years before leaving in December 1999.

As "Billo the Juggling Clown" he performed at numerous places in the Prescott area.

He was self-employed, and while in Dewey worked as a flagstone hauler.

Survivors include his wife, Laverta; son, Billy Jr. of Arizona; stepchildren, Donna Martinez of Minnesota, Ted Webb of Illinois,

Pat Chaves and Allen Webb, both

of California, Barbara Wilson

of Arizona, Terry and Ricky

Webb, both of Arkansas, Darla Jaques of Oregon, and Randy

Webb of North Carolina; brother, Archie of Arizona; sister, Mar-

lene Morgan of Arizona; 28 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were Wednesday, July 5, at Cunningham & Sons Mortuary, Inc., in Fayetteville, N.C.

Glenn Edward Knight

Glenn Edward Knight, 71, of Chino Valley, died Friday, July 7, 2000, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Prescott.

He was born Sept. 3, 1928, in Lebo, Kan., to William and Esther (Grover) Knight.

Mr. Knight served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, and was a retired automotive repairman for the state of Arizona. He moved from Kansas in 1968.

He enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, telling stories and spending time with his dog. His family knew him as someone who had a playful sense of humor, and was his "own man" who was mellowing in his older years.

Survivors include his daughters, Glenda Frank of Tucson, Nikki Lichlyter of Phoenix and Sandy Vermilion of Carrizozo, N.M.; brother, Jim of Topeka, Kan.; sister, Billie Byrd of Topeka, Kan.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Private cremation was at Sunrise Crematory in Prescott Valley. He will be buried along side his family in Lebo, Kan.

Sunrise Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Jack William Backus

Jack William Backus, 88, of Prescott, died Saturday, July 8, 2000, at Las Fuentes Care Center in Prescott.

He was born July 31, 1911, in Clintonville, Wis., to John and Elvina (Roccko) Backus.

Mr. Backus was a pilot in the Air Force during World War II. He married Eleanor Meyers in 1950. He owned a music store in Jamestown, N.D., and also owned and operated a vending machine and pinball machine business.

He moved to Prescott in 1977 when he retired.

Mr. Backus was a member of American Evangelical Lutheran Church and held life memberships in the Elks and Moose lodges.

Survivors include his daughters, Marlys Schwartz of Prescott and Marcia Bess of Arroyo Grande, Calif.; brother, Arthur of Milwaukee, Wis.; sister, Jeanette Bates of Milwaukee, Wis.; and three grandchildren.

His wife, Eleanor, preceded him in death in 1991.

Private cremation was at Bradshaw Crematory, Prescott Valley. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Las Fuentes Care Center, in the Paramount Room.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Las Fuentes Care Center, 1045 Scott Drive, Prescott, AZ 86301.

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

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