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10/06/00

Edward Tranter, Jr.

Edward Tranter, Jr., 68, of Prescott, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000, in Phoenix.

He was born July 19, 1932, in Chicago, Ill., to Edward and Marie (Prochnow) Tranter.

Mr. Tranter served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He was a member of the Moose Lodge #319 and Elks Lodge in Prescott Valley. He was owner and operator of Tranter Builders in Prescott since 1976.

Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Patricia; daughter, Diane of Phoenix, son, Rex of Redmond, Wash., sisters, Laura McGuire of Tucson, Betty Diehl of Naperville, Ill., and Patricia Dooley of Lisle, Ill.; and two grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at American Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1085 Scott Drive in Prescott, with Pastor Wally Cole presiding.

Memory Chapel helped the family with arrangements.

Marshall T. Fister

Marshall T. Fister, 79, of Prescott, died Friday, Sept. 29, 2000, in Prescott Valley.

He was born Dec. 15, 1921, in Kankakee, Ill.

Mr. Fister served in the U.S. Army in Okinawa during World War II. He married Mildred Bensema on Jan. 11, 1942. Mr. Fister worked for General Motors's security division for 22 years and retired in 1980.

He was known as "Mr. Music." He would visit with the elderly and make music for them. His other interest was lapidary.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred; sons, Bob and Mike of Prescott; daughter, Pat Denino of Ohio; brother, Floyd of Canal Winchester, Ohio; sisters Charlet Shroud of Florida, and Merwyn Spence of Texas; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

There are no services. Private cremation was at Arizona Wakelin Bradshaw Crematorium.

The family suggests memorials to Hospice Family Care, 100 E. Sheldon, Prescott, AZ 86301.

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Carolyn J. Snyder

Carolyn J. Snyder, 56, of Prescott Valley, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2000, in Prescott Valley.

She was born April 14, 1944, in Monterey, Calif., to Ted S. and Aldina (Cardinalli) Melicia.

Mrs. Snyder was secretary for the counseling department at Bradshaw Mountain High School prior to retiring in August 1999. She enjoyed crafts, crocheting, antique shopping and cooking. She was a member of the Faith Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Bruce; daughter, Dina Rhodes of Monterey, Calif.; son, Charles Rhodes of San Francisco, Calif.; and brothers, Ted Melicia of Pacific Grove, Calif., and Frank Melicia of Seaside, Calif.

No services are planned.

Sunrise Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Wanda Lorene Popejoy

Wanda Lorene Popejoy, 78, of Prescott, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000, in Prescott.

She was born Sept. 26, 1922, in Quay, Okla., to Ellis and Julia (Walker) Rutherford.

Mrs. Popejoy and her husband, Ross, were married on April 22, 1940, in Abernathy, Texas. She worked for the Jurupa Unified School District in Riverside, Calif., in the cafeteria for many years before retiring in 1984 and moving to Arizona. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting.

She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church.

Survivors include her sons, Steve and Phil, both of Redlands, Calif., and John of Peoria; daughter, Rhonda Rowe of Prescott Valley, brothers, Ellis and Dallas Rutherford, both of Spring Valley; sister, Zelma Parker of Wichita Falls, Texas; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death was her husband, Ross, in December 1999.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Sunrise Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Sunrise Funeral Home, with Pastor Daniel Storvick officiating. Interment will be at Crestlawn Memorial Park in Riverside, Calif.

Walter Steven Wilson

Walter Steven Wilson, 71, of Prescott, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at the Prescott Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

He was born Dec. 14, 1928, in Chicago, Ill., to Albert and Victoria Wilson.

Mr. Wilson served two years in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He moved to Prescott in 1973 from Chicago, Ill. Mr. Wilson was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He enjoyed bowling, reading, and the company of his friends.

Survivors include daughters, Cynthia Gibson of Glendale, and Stacie Flajnik-Wilson of Flagstaff.; brothers, Raymond of Wilmington, Ill., and Stanley Kapla of Berwyn, Ill.; and sisters, Genevieve Gard of Denver, Colo., Maxine Wonorski of Harrisburg, Ill., Vivian Palmer of La Grange Park, Ill., and Arlene Wilson of North Riverside, Ill.

A funeral Mass, with military honors by American Legion Post #6, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at the VA Medical Center Chapel in Prescott, with the Rev. Jerry Caffrey presiding.

A concluding service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Veterans Affairs Medical Center Hospice, Highway 89, Prescott, AZ 86313.

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.