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Margaret Louise Falk Jack

Margaret Louise Falk Jack, 77, of Prescott, died Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, in St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix.

She was born Feb. 12, 1923, in Decatur, Ill., to Carl Lewis and Gladys Louise Falk.

Mrs. Jack attended Millikin University in Decatur, Ill., and was a member of the Sigma Alpha Iota music sorority. She was a member of PEO Chapter CO in Prescott, and was a member of the Trinity Presbyterian Church in Prescott, as well as an elder in the Presbyterian church.

She married Thomas Burrowes Jack, Jr., on April 30, 1944, in Decatur, Ill.

Her life-long passion for music was expressed in community activities and service to her church in Decatur and LaGrange, Ill., Bismarck, N.D., and Prescott. Along with her husband, she was nationally recognized as a benefactor to Bismarck State College in North Dakota.

Mrs. Jack was a homemaker whose main focus and interest in life was her family, who knew her as a compassionate and loving woman.

She is survived by her husband, Thomas; daughter, Martha of Richland, Wash.; son, Thomas III of Dubuque, Iowa; brother, Don Burton of Greensboro, N.C.; and one grandchild.

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Prescott.

The family suggests memorials in Mrs. Jack's name to Trinity Presbyterian's music department, 620 Park Ave., Prescott, AZ 86303.

Guaranty Mortuary and National Crematory in Phoenix helped the family with arrangements.

Alma Pearl Tatum

Alma Pearl Tatum, 94, of Sun City, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, in Sun City.

She was born March 15, 1906, in Lincoln, Neb., to Harry Frederick and Katherine B. (Worthington) Monasmith.

An Arizona pioneer, Mrs. Tatum came to Arizona from Nebraska in a covered wagon in the early 1920s. She married her husband, Tobie, in 1926, and lived in Prescott from 1925 to 1999. Her family knew her as a devoted homemaker.

Surviving are her sons, Garlan and Tobie, both of Chino Valley, and Victor of Crescent City, Calif.; daughter, Bonnie Wood of Peoria; sister, Laura West of Chino Valley; brother, Harry Monasmith of Prescott; 12 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Her husband, Tobie, preceded her in death in 1994.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home, 303 S. Cortez, Prescott. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mountain View Cemetery in Prescott.

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