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Mary Frances Wilson Ogg

Mary Frances Wilson Ogg, 77, of Prescott, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, in Prescott.

She was born Aug. 28, 1923, in Rochelle, Ill., to Frederick and Lillian (Sullivan) Wilson.

Mrs. Ogg married her husband, Jack, Aug. 28, 1943. She participated in Chapter Y PEO, Sew N' Sew Club, China Painter's Guild, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Sigma Alpha Iota, National Guild of Piano Teachers, American Harp Society, Phoenix Harp Society, Prescott Harp and Soul Group, and Boy and Girl Scouts of America. She was a member of Sacred Heart Parish and belonged to the Claret Club, Alter's Guild, Live Chair and was one of the church organists.

Mrs. Ogg enjoyed traveling, china painting, knitting, crocheting, music and working with children. She wrote lyrics and composed many works. She taught piano, organ and harp and volunteered her services to area churches, schools and community organizations. Mrs. Ogg served as a den mother for the Boy Scouts of America and a scout leader for the Girl Scouts of America. She was instrumental in founding the local Girl Scout camp.

Survivors include her husband, Jack; daughter, Bonnie Speicher of Ft. White, Fla.; sons, William of Denver, Colo. and Jeffery of Prescott; eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Prescott with Fr. Richard Farrell officiating.

The family suggests contributions to Yavapai Humane Society, 1625 Sundog Ranch Road, Prescott, AZ 86301.

Hampton Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

John Robert (Bob) Thompson

John Robert (Bob) Thompson, 83, of Prescott, died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000, in Peoria.

He was born Oct. 3, 1916, in Earlham, Iowa, to John and Lula Belle (Bechtel) Thompson.

He married Fay D. Hoeye on Aug. 21, 1937. He retired from People's Natural Gas in Cresco, Iowa, and moved to Prescott in 1983.

Mr. Thompson was an active member of the First Congregational Church – United Church of Christ in Prescott.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Fay; daughter, Diane Waterhouse of Litchfield Park; sons, David of Goodyear, John II of Parker, Colo., James of Wyandotte, Okla., Gregory of Broomfield, Colo., and Daniel of Westminister, Colo., 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Congregational Church – UCC, 216 E. Gurley St., Prescott with the Rev. Paul Strickland officiating.

The family suggests contributions to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014 or to the charity of one's choice.

Hampton Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Etta Wolverton

Etta Wolverton, 86, of Prescott, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, in Buckeye.

She was born July 6, 1914, in Phoenix to Charles and Ruth (Whipple) Roberson.

She and her husband were very active church missionaries for several years.

Survivors include her son, Clinton of Buckeye; sister, Harriett Harding of Tucson; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Her husband, Lyle, preceded her in death in September.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Assembly of God Church, 1455 Willow Creek Road, Prescott.

Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church.

Memory Chapel Mortuary helped the family with arrangements.

Louis J. Mennuti

Memorial services for Louis J. Mennuti, who died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Germaine Catholic Church in Prescott Valley with the Rev. John Shetler officiating.

George V. Arbitter

George V. Arbitter, 96, of Prescott, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, at Yavapai Regional Medical Center.

He was born July 22, 1904, in Detroit, Mich., to John and Lydia (Adiska) Arbitter.

Mr. Arbitter moved to Prescott a year ago from Las Vegas, Nev. He worked for many years for the Packard Motor Company in Detroit.

Survivors include his wife, Edith; daughter, Joyce Jones of Prescott; six grandsons and five great-grandchildren. A son, Gene, preceded him in death.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hampton Funeral Home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hampton Funeral Home.

Burial will be at Redwood Memorial Gardens in Dewey.

Frank R. Landers

Frank R. Landers, 70, of Peeples Valley, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, at his home.

He was born Oct. 12, 1929, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Frank R. and Pearl (Clary) Landers.

Mr. Landers served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict. He attended Drake University. He retired, after 20 years, as a detective from the Phoenix Police Department, in 1980. He then moved to Portland, Ore., where he was employed by Consolidated Freightways, retiring in 1997 and moving back to Arizona. Mr. Landers enjoyed building his home in Peeples Valley.

Survivors include his wife, Connie; sons, Paul of Peeples and Tom of Phoenix; daughters, Karen Little and Julia Beebe, both of Phoenix; sisters Wilma Fisher of Black Canyon City, and Betty Wright of Oskaloosa, Iowa; and 11 grandchildren.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1212 E. Glendale in Phoenix. A reception will following at the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #2, 12851 N. 19 Ave. in Phoenix.

Private cremation will be at Bradshaw Crematory in Prescott Valley.

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Charles Robert Butcher

Charles Robert Butcher, 75, of Prescott Valley, died Friday, Oct. 6, 2000 in Prescott.

He was born Aug. 5, 1925 in Potwin, Kan., to Walter and Rutha (Kirk) Butcher.

Mr. Butcher was a machinist in the manufacturing industry in Whittier, Calif. He married his wife, Evelyn, on Sept. 5, 1946. He moved to Prescott Valley in 1993. He was a Navy veteran for 41 years, retiring as a Chief Petty Officer. He loved working with youth and served as vice president of the Western Region National Lutheran Association of Scouting. He enjoyed woodworking, playing golf, hiking, backpacking and fishing. He was a 30-year member of the Beneficent Protective Order of Elks and belonged to the Elks Lodge #330 in Prescott Valley.

Mr. Butcher was a member of the American Lutheran Church in Prescott.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn; son, Robert of Whittier; daughter, Lynne Halligan of Anaheim, Calif.; brother, Kenneth of Scottsdale; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel at Memory Garden Memorial Park and Mortuary in Brea, Calif., with Pastor Steve Fountas, from La Habra Christian Church, officiating.

Visitation will be two hours prior to the services in Brea.

The family suggests contributions to the Fleet Reserve Association, P.O. Box 1469, Alexandria, Va. 22313-2051.

Sunrise Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.


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