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Sarah A. Boyd

Sarah A. Boyd, 83, died Thursday, June 22, 2000, at her home in Prescott Valley.

She was born Dec. 13, 1916, in Woodbine, Kan., to Rhine and Ellen (Johnson) Langhover.

Mrs. Boyd moved to Phoenix from Furley, Kan., in 1974 and to Prescott Valley in 1987. She enjoyed quilting, cooking and doing crossword puzzles.

Survivors include her daughter, Judith Duvanel of Phoenix; sister, Ruby Hodge of Wichita, Kan.; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, five brothers and two sisters.

Private cremation will be at Bradshaw Crematory in Prescott Valley.

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

Emma Egle

Emma Egle, 87, died Thursday, June 22, 2000, in Cordes Lakes.

She was born Nov. 26, 1912, in Germany, to Otto and Emma (Kaiser) Bohler.

Mrs. Egle was a homemaker and loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed sewing, gardening, hiking and traveling.

Survivors include her daughters, Doris Whitworth of Cordes Lakes, Cornelia Dekrell, Margaret Tiemann and Gertha Warren; 10 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Sunrise Funeral Home, 8167 E. Highway 69, Prescott Valley, with Pastor Don Tjiema officiating.

Contributions may be made in Mrs. Egle's memory to YRMC Hospice, P.O. Box 26565, Prescott Valley, AZ 86312.

Sunrise Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Michael Stansbury

Michael Stansbury, 61, died Sunday, June 11, 2000, in Prescott.

He was born Jan. 21, 1939, in Bonham, Texas, to M.O. and Mara (Dossey) Stansbury.

Mr. Stansbury worked in commercial art for 30 years for Combined Communications and in his own graphic design business. After a head injury in 1984, he turned his focus to his own art, painting with watercolors, oils and acrylics and he also used art to help others with traumatic brain injuries.

He founded the Brain Injury Design Group that meets weekly in Prescott, and served on the board of directors of Brain Injury Training and Services. He moved to Prescott from Santa Fe, N.M., in 1994.

Survivors include his son, Michael of Phoenix; daughter, Suzanne of Phoenix; and brother, Monty of Yuma. He was preceded in death by his brother, Joe.

A Memorial Art Show for Mr. Stansbury will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 8, at the Plaza Cafe, 106 W. Gurley St., Prescott.

Contributions may be made to Brain Injury Training and Services, P.O. Box 835508, Richardson, TX 75083.

Sunrise Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Dorothy "Dot" Meckling

Dorothy "Dot" Meckling, 79, died Monday, June 19, 2000, as the result of an automobile accident that day in Chino Valley.

She was born Jan. 21, 1921, in Canelton, Pa., to Lloyd and Stella (Striegel) Berresford.

Mrs. Meckling enjoyed collecting cookbooks and keeping her family informed of what was being printed in the tabloid news. She was a member of the Bobby Bisjak American Legion Post 40 in Chino Valley and a long-time member of the Ladies Auxiliary, Benevolent Order of Elks in Beaver Falls, Pa.

Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Jonas "Jake" of Chino Valley; sons, Terry and Ron, both of Chino Valley; and three grandchildren.

A family Christian burial service was held, with Deacon Bill Davis of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Prescott presiding. Concluding services and private cremation with inurnment will be in the Veterans' Circle Beaver Falls Cemetery in Beaver Falls, Pa.

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home in Prescott helped the family with arrangements.

Quinten "Babe" Harden

Quinten "Babe" Harden, 91, died Thursday, June 22, 2000, at his home in Prescott.

He was born June 26, 1908, in Sawyer, Kan., to William and Mary (Whipple) Harden.

Mr. Harden was a stationary engineer at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center until his retirement in 1973 after 30 years of service.

Survivors include his sons, William of Prescott, Marvin of New River and Gail of Las Vegas, Nev.; 12 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Monday at Memory Chapel, 131 Grove Ave. Services will follow at 2 p.m., with Pastor Bob Hanson officiating. Interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery in Prescott.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Prescott Fire Department, EMS Fund, 1700 Iron Springs Road, Prescott, AZ 86305, or Meals on Wheels, c/o Golden Age Center, 335 E. Aubrey St., Prescott, AZ 86301.

Memory Chapel helped the family with arrangements.

Ruby E. Oates

Ruby E. Oates, 93, died Thursday, June 22, 2000, at the Monterey Nursing Center in Scottsdale.

She was born Sept. 9, 1906, in Bokchito, Okla., to William and Emma (Jordan) Patterson.

Mrs. Oates moved to Phoenix in 1926 from Oklahoma. She enjoyed crocheting, and in her younger days loved to dance.

Survivors include her sons, Howard Josserand of Globe and Gordon Josserand of Scottsdale; daughter, Ella Hansen of Dewey; brother, Buel Patterson of Arlington, Texas; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home, 303 S. Cortez St., Prescott. Private cremation will be at the Bradshaw Crematory in Prescott Valley, with inurnment at the Highland Cemetery in Durant, Okla.

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.


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