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Fred Chavez Bojorquez Jr

Fred Chavez Bojorquez Jr., 58, of Chino Valley, died Tuesday, June 6, 2000, in Prescott.

He was born July 12, 1941, in Flagstaff, to Fred Sr. and Helen (Chavez) Bojorquez.

Mr. Bojorquez was stationed in San Diego for four years with the U.S. Navy. He worked as a supervisor for the Arizona Department of Transportation in Flagstaff, retiring after 28 years.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, cooking, photography, music and computers. His family and friends knew him as someone who was loved, honored, respected and cherished by everyone he knew.

Survivors include his wife, Anita Burwell Bojorquez; son, Andy of San Diego, Calif.; daughter, Katrina of Yuma; brother, Steve of Selma, Calif.; sister, Angeline Sanchez of Corsicana, Texas; and four grandchildren.

Preceding him in death was his first wife of 32 years, Billie Marie.

Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Chino Valley Word of Life Church, 590 West Road 1 North. Officiating will be Pastor Bruce Montroy and Mr. Bojorquez' sister, Angeline Sanchez, and brother, Steve.

Sunrise Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Edna Mae Headley

Edna Mae Headley, 79, of Prescott, died Tuesday, June 6, 2000, in Prescott.

She was born Dec. 9, 1920, in Columbus, Ohio, to Nelson and Lillian (Timm) Thomson.

Mrs. Headley married her husband, Byron, on June 26, 1939. She worked as a clerk for J.C. Penney for more than 20 years.

She was a member of the Ladies of the Elks and the American Legion Auxiliary, and attended Prescott Science of Mind Center.

Mrs. Headley was involved with many activities concerning her children, including being a Girl Scout leader for eight years, Little League and PTA.

Survivors include her daughter, Linda Morgan of Prescott; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Preceding her in death were her son, Rick, in 1981, and husband, Byron, in October of 1999.

Cremation was private at Bradshaw Crematory, Prescott Valley. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home, 303 S. Cortez St., Prescott, with the Rev. Robert Henderson of the Church of Religious Science officiating.

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Rev. Milton H. Nothdurft

The Rev. Milton H. Nothdurft, 86, of Prescott Valley, died Tuesday, June 6, 2000, in Prescott Valley.

He was born Jan. 26, 1914, in Grass Lake, Mich., to the Rev. George and Lillian (Bau) Nothdurft.

Rev. Nothdurft attended Cornell College in Iowa, University of Dubuque Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa, Boston University School of Theology, Boston, Mass., Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., Oxford University, Oxford, England, and International Theological Seminary, Van Nuys, Calif.

He had been a resident of Prescott Valley since 1979 when he moved from Sioux City, Iowa, after learning that many people wanted to start a United Methodist Church in Prescott Valley. Building of the church was started in 1980 by people who had been active in churches in 16 midwestern states.

Rev. Nothdurft was Pastor Emeritus of Prescott Valley United Methodist Church, past president of Prescott Valley Evening Lions Club, past member of the Masonic Lodge and Shrine Club and past patron of Eastern Star.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Bernyce; son, Lynn of Seattle, Wash.; daughter, Anita of Evanston, Ill.; brother, the Rev. Donald Nothdurft of Des Moines, Wash.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death was an infant daughter, Marcia.

Memorial services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Prescott Valley United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Paul Strickland and Gary Ward officiating.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Prescott Valley United Methodist Church, Memorial Fund, 8944 E. Sommer Drive, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314.

Sunrise Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Dawna May LaVigne

Dawna May LaVigne, 44, of Prescott, died Monday, June 5, 2000, in Prescott.

She was born July 30, 1955, in Bismarck, N.D.

Mrs. LaVigne moved to Prescott in 1982 from Eagle Nest, N.M. She graduated from Yavapai College in 1997. She worked for the Nurses Net Work as a home health care specialist, and was president of AngelFire Productions, Inc., a custom video production company. She was owner and operator of Pancake Inn on Miller Valley Road.

She also was a wedding consultant and baked wedding cakes, and enjoyed gardening, sewing, and creating crafts. She was a member of the Prescott Antique Auto Club.

Survivors include her husband, Steve; daughters, Pepper Warthan and Cerise Ryan, both of Prescott, and Judy Weddle of Mayo, Fla.; sons, Michael Foutch, Steven LaVigne and Paul Pittman, all of Prescott; brother, LaMarr Brown of Pocatello, Idaho; sisters, Marilyn Newell of Emmett, Idaho, Lois Brown of Pocatello, Idaho, Wanda Dura of Las Vegas, Nev., and Bonnie Smith of Farmington, Utah; mother, Martha Brown of Pocatello, Idaho; and four grandchildren.

A celebration of Mrs. LaVigne's life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Willow Creek Ramada, 3181 Willow Creek Road, Prescott, with the Rev. Maynard Jones officiating.

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Evelyn K. Shimizu

Evelyn K. Shimizu, 73, of Cordes Junction, died Sunday, June 4, 2000, in Prescott.

She was born Sept. 22, 1926, in St. Paul, Minn., to Arthur and Helen (Gorman) Christensen.

Mrs. Shimizu married her husband, James, on Dec. 17, 1956. She was a member of the Tops Club and Community Bible Church of Cordes Lakes. She enjoyed making and working with stained glass windows, gardening, sewing and making jewelry.

Survivors include her daughters, Debbie Hummerich of Black Canyon City, Rose Sobel, M.D., of Pensacola, Fla., Jane Wernick of Buffalo Grove, Ill., and Elaine Hayes of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; sisters, Dottie Christensen of Albuquerque, N.M., and Helen Voigt of Austin, Minn.; brother, Arthur Christensen of Valencia, Calif.; and five grandchildren.

Preceding her in death was her husband, James, on April 22, 2000.

Private cremation was at Bradshaw Crematory, Prescott Valley. Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Community Bible Church of Cordes Lakes.

The family suggests memorial donations to Community Bible Church of Cordes Lakes, 20049 E. Club Lane, Cordes Lakes, AZ 86333.

Arizona Wakelin Bradshaw Chapel helped the family with arrangements.