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Roy Neil ParkerRoy Neil Parker, 80, of Prescott, died Saturday, June 3, 2000, in Prescott.

He was born June 29, 1919, in East Aurora, N.Y., to Arthur and Rose (Hanscom) Parker.

Mr. Parker served in the U.S. Army and Air Force during World War II and Korea. He worked as an electronics technician in the aerospace industry. He moved to Phoenix from Costa Mesa, Calif., in 1966, and to Prescott in 1981.

He was a former member of the Moose and Eagle lodges in Phoenix.

Mr. Parker's hobbies included computers and electronics. He received a degree in computers from Scottsdale Community College after his retirement. He was proudest of having raised two sons as a widower.

Surviving are his sons, Neil of Longmont, Colo., and Craig of Flagstaff; and one grandchild.

Private cremation was at Bradshaw Crematory in Prescott Valley. Interment will be in the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix.

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

John Emil SchneiderJohn Emil Schneider, 75, of Black Canyon City, died Tuesday, June 6, 2000, in Black Canyon City.

He was born Aug. 23, 1924, in Bradford, Pa., to Charles and Dora Schneider.

Mr. Schneider served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked as an installer for Hope Windows. He moved to Arizona in 1987 from Jamestown, N.Y. He was a member of the VFW Post 9246 in Black Canyon City, and was also a life member of the American Legion.

Mr. Schneider hunted, fished, gardened and farmed. He volunteered with Meals on Wheels and was a foster parent.

Survivors include his daughters, Carol Johnston of Glendale, Bertha Schlining of Sugar Grove, Pa., Sandra Calhoun, Sharon Stokely, Sherry Johnson and Jennifer Schneider, all of Jamestown, N.Y., Joann Porterfield of Bradenton, Fla., Karen Sheldon of Frewsburg, N.Y., and Florence Thurman of Dunkirk, N.Y.; sisters, Mary Harris of Bradford, Pa., Emma Brunner of Falconer, N.Y., and Lenora Milks, Cassadaga, N.Y.; 23 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred, in 1971, and by his second wife, Phyllis, in 1994, as well as by three sisters and four brothers.

Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at Shadow Mountain Mortuary, 2350 E. Greenway in Phoenix. Committal services with honors will follow at 11 a.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, corner of Cave Creek and Pinnacle Peak roads.

Arizona Wakelin Bradshaw Chapel, Prescott Valley, helped the family with arrangements.

Wayne Frederick SchauppWayne Frederick Schaupp, 78, died Thursday, June 8, 2000, at his home in Chino Valley.

He was born May 23, 1922, in Dunlap, Iowa, to Henry and Ruby (Baber) Schaupp.

Mr. Schaupp served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He was an Arizona resident for more than 50 years, living in Willcox, Sedona and Chino Valley. He worked as a landscaping contractor.

He was a member of the Arizona Flywheelers, Good Sam's Club, Classic Car Club of Chino Valley and Chino Valley Community Church, and was P.E.R. of the Sedona Elks Lodge.

Surviving are his wife, Meredith; daughters, Kimberly Poole of Chino Valley and Shelley Sarson of Cornville; brother, Ron of Iowa; sister, Jesse Messenger of Willcox; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Memory Chapel, 131 Grove Ave., Prescott, with visitation one hour prior. The Rev. Richard Anderson will officiate.

Interment with full military honors will be at Chino Valley Cemetery.

Memory Chapel helped the family with arrangements.

Danny C. Flynn

Danny C. Flynn, 54, died Saturday, June 10, 2000, at his home in Prescott.

He was born Aug. 24, 1945, in Thief River Falls, Minn., to John L. and Elna L. (Hosner) Flynn.

Mr. Flynn had lived in Prescott for 18 years. He was maintenance foreman for the Yavapai County Fair Association at the Yavapai County Fairgrounds.

He enjoyed playing golf, fishing, quad riding and NASCAR auto racing.

Survivors include his wife Katherine; son, Danyal of Nevada; brother, Raymond of Prescott; sisters, Beverly Grewing and Corlys Smith, both of Nevada, and Linda Underhill and Georgia Flynn, both of Phoenix; and three grandchildren.

A gathering of friends will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Mackin Building at the Yavapai County Fairgrounds.

The family suggests memorial contributions to American Cancer Society, 917 E. Gurley St., Prescott, AZ 86301.

Hampton Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Roy C. Prueter

Roy C. Prueter, 80, of Prescott, died Friday, June 9, 2000, at Phoenix Baptist Hospital.

Mr. Prueter was born June 1, 1920, in Raymond, Wash., to Louis and Onetta (Reeves) Prueter.

Mr. Prueter used carpentry skills that he learned working with his father during the Depression throughout his life. He attended high school in the Los Angeles, Calif., area, where he lettered four years in baseball and football.

He married his wife, Grace, on June 14, 1941, in Burbank, Calif. During World War II, he built planes alongside Jack Northrup to support the war effort, and then was plant manager at Northrup Aircraft for 35 years, retiring in 1975.

Mr. Prueter enjoyed rebuilding car engines for friends, and traveling throughout the United States in a motor home with his wife. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Prescott. His family knew him as a loving husband and father.

Survivors include his wife Grace; daughters, JoAnn Lowery and Rita Wold, both of Seattle, Wash., and Kathleen Binford of Dallas, Wis.; son, Michael of Redondo Beach, Calif.; twin brother, Ray of Port Hueneme, Calif.; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Wednesday, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 150 Fleury Ave., Prescott, with Fr. Fred LeClaire, C.M.F., presiding. Private cremation will follow at Bradshaw Crematory, Prescott Valley.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Sacred Heart School, 131 N. Summit Ave., Prescott, AZ 86301.

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Alma Mae Weber

Alma Mae Weber, 87, of Prescott, died Saturday, June 10, 2000, in Prescott.

She was born July 14, 1912, in Salina, Kan., to Scott and Louise (Vanderford) Milleson.

Mrs. Weber married her husband, Walter, on April 1, 1931, in Abilene, Kan. They lived in Concordia, Kans., for 20 years, and moved to Prescott in 1964.

In 1972, she and her husband started Weber's Insurance Service in Prescott. Mrs. Weber enjoyed gardening, knitting, reading and playing bridge at the Prescott Adult Center every week.

Survivors include her husband of 68 years, Walter; sons, Walter Jr. of Maui, Hawaii, Steven of Prescott and John of Pratt, Kan.; and six grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Memory Chapel Mortuary, 131 Grove Ave., Prescott, with Pastor Bob Myers officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services.

Memory Chapel helped the family with arrangements.


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