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Kenneth G. Griggs

Kenneth G. Griggs, 85, of Prescott, died Monday, July 3, 2000, in Prescott.

He was born Feb. 14, 1915, in Peru, Ind., to Warren and Hannah (Meyers) Griggs.

Mr. Griggs moved to Phoenix from Peru, Ind., in 1933. He worked for Associated Grocery Store in Phoenix for 30 years, retiring as executive vice president and treasurer.

He was a member of the Camelback Kiwanis Club, a 32nd degree Mason and member of the Shrine, all in Phoenix. He moved to Prescott Country Club in 1978.

Mr. Griggs was a member of Mingus View Presbyterian Church in Prescott Valley, and he was an avid golfer and sportsman.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Edna; daughters, Elaine Wulff of Prescott and Linda Pearce of Garden Grove, Calif.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his twin brother and five other siblings.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Sunrise Funeral Home, with Dr. Donald Watkins officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be at Redwood Memorial Gardens in Dewey.

The family suggests memorial contributions to American Heart Association, 2929 S. 48th St., Tempe, AZ 85282.

Sunrise Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Robert Lissner

Robert Lissner, 78, died Saturday, July 1, 2000, at his home in Prescott, as the result of a long illness.

He was born April 8, 1922, in St. Louis, Mo., to Jacob and Ethel (Jones) Lissner.

Mr. Lissner married his wife, Louise, on April 10, 1943, while he was serving in the Army Air Corps, flying missions over Germany. He worked as a contract administrator for Wylie Laboratories, and as part of the space program and what became NASA, since 1953.

He enjoyed classical music, and anything related to flying, including taking one of his daughters along as co-pilot on a flight. His family knew him as a good provider and an intensely family-oriented person.

Survivors include his daughters, Paula Lissner of Prescott and Pamela McKnight of Richmond, Texas; sister, Clara Sills of Chelmsford, Mass.; and three grandchildren.

His wife, Louise, preceded him in death on Oct. 20, 1992.

A celebration of Mr. Lissner's life will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home, Cortez at Carleton streets, Prescott.

Private cremation was at Bradshaw Crematory, Prescott Valley, with inurnment with military honors at Mountain View Cemetery, Prescott.

The family suggests memorial contributions in his name to Yavapai Regional Medical Center, Capital Equipment Fund, c/o Development Dept., 1030 Willow Creek Road, Prescott, AZ 86301.

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Esther E. Maher

Esther E. Maher, 94, formerly of Prescott, died Monday, July 3, 2000, at Sierra Winds Life Care Community in Peoria.

She was born Oct. 19, 1905, in Greeley, Colo., to Moses and Grace (Jordan) Stone.

Mrs. Maher married her husband, John, in 1934; he died in 1967. She worked as a teacher for eight years and as a secretary for the U.S. Forest Service for 32 years.

She received a bachelor's degree from Greeley College, and was a member of the Catholic Church and the Smoki People. She lived in Prescott from 1973 to 1981.

Surviving is her niece, Barbara Johnson, of La Crescenta, Calif.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mountain View Cemetery, Prescott.

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Bernard Dean Meyer

Bernard Dean Meyer, 70, died Saturday, July 1, 2000, at his home in Chino Valley.

He was born Dec. 26, 1929, in Dodge, Neb., to Paul and Clara (Vahle) Meyer.

Mr. Meyer was a Nebraska farmer who retired in January 1984. He was a member of American Legion Post #40, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Hope Lutheran Church in Chino Valley. He took an active part in his church and community by serving on many civic and church boards.

He enjoyed landscaping, reading, traveling, hunting and fishing. His family knew him as someone who adored his children and grandchildren.

Surviving are his wife, Doris, whom he married Oct. 20, 1955; sons, Daniel of King City, Calif., and David of Aurora, Neb.; daughter, Debra Rutledge of Plainview, Neb.; sister, Judy Cook of Lincoln, Neb.; and eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother.

Memorial services were Monday at Hope Lutheran Church, Chino Valley. Additional services will be in Nebraska.

The family suggests memorial contributions in Mr. Meyer's name to Hope Lutheran Church, Building Fund, 1010 N. Road 1 East, Chino Valley, AZ 86323.

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

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