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Sun, Feb. 16


Glen Frank Goodman

Glen Frank Goodman, 70, of Prescott, died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2001, in Prescott.

He was born Feb. 22, 1931, in Vernon, Texas, to Dewey and Le- vena (Murphy) Goodman.

Mr. Goodman served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He retired from Goodyear Aerospace, where he was instrumental in designing reconnaissance and defense equipment for the military, after 27 years in 1989. He loved being a pilot and enjoyed sky diving and scuba diving.

Surviving are his wife of 21 years, Barbara; daughters, Donna Watson of Flagstaff and Peggy Wirtala of Chandler; and two grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. March 15 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center chapel, with the Rev. Fr. Gerald Caffrey, C.M.F., officiating.

Interment with full military honors will be at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix at 12:30 p.m. March 16.

Memory Chapel helped the family with arrangements.

George D. Hough

George D. Hough, 93, of Wickenburg, died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2001, in Sun City.

He was born March 5, 1907, in Ozark, Mich., to Daniel and Eliza Hough.

Mr. Hough moved to Phoenix in 1939. He served in civil service as a machinist and locksmith in Anchorage, Alaska, during World War II.

He was a life member of B.P.O. Elks, and was initiated in 1933 in Grand Rapids, Mich., by the father of President Gerald Ford. He was a founding member of the Arizona Minerological Society and the Maricopa County Sheriff's Jeep Posse.

Mr. Hough retired from Garrison Sales in 1970. He then lived in Yarnell for 19 years, and moved to Wickenburg five years ago. He enjoyed mining, hunting, fishing and spending time at his cabin in Crown King. His family and friends knew him for his wit, honesty and warmth.

Surviving are his wife of 67 years, Marie; daughter, Jean McGrath of Glendale; sister, Marie Furlong of Lansing, Mich.; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A private memorial celebration of Mr. Hough's life will be today in Mayer.

Best Funeral Services in Peoria helped the family with arrangements.

Tillie Orlando

Tillie Orlando, 89, a resident of Prescott since 1970, died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2001, at Mountain View Manor in Prescott.

She was born Dec. 18, 1911, in St. Louis, Mo., to Dominick and Rosalie (Demicurio) Dimaggio.

Mrs. Orlando moved to Prescott from St. Clair Shores, Mich., and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Surviving are her daughters, Lena Parker of Schofield, Wis., Rosalie Pop of St. Clair Shores, Mich., Frances Koch of Trenton, Mich., and Rosemary Tower of Prescott Valley; sons; Sam of West Branch, Mich., Dominick of Freeport, Fla., and Philip of Sterling Heights, Mich.; 26 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Philip, in 1956.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Hampton Funeral Home in Prescott. A rosary scripture service will follow at 6 p.m., with Deacon Bill Stars officiating.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hampton Funeral Home, with Fr. Joseph Gamm officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. View Cemetery.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 150 Fleury Ave., Prescott, AZ, 86301.

Wilfred J. "Buzz" Warren

Wilfred J. "Buzz" Warren, 78, died Thursday, March 1, 2001, at his home in Prescott Valley.

He was born Aug. 17, 1922, in San Francisco, Calif., to Wilfred and Ruth (McDonnell) Warren.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy; daughters, Patricia Hodgkin of California and Kelley Roberts of Prescott; sons, Michael and Fr. Paul Warren, both of California; brothers, Wesley and John, both of California; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

There will be no services.

Memory Chapel helped the family with arrangements.

Joseph J. Sheker

Joseph J. Sheker died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001, at his home in Prescott.

He was born Nov. 12, 1930, in Fort Dodge, Iowa, to James and Emeline (Ford) Sheker.

Mr. Sheker attended school in Fort Dodge and was a 50-year member of the Elks Lodge of Fort Dodge. He was a partner in the Walker Shoe Corp. of Des Moines, Iowa, for several years and then was a broker/manager for Iowa Realty as a multi-million dollar producer.

He moved to the Prescott area in 1983. Mr. Sheker and his wife owned and operated three shoe and clothing stores in the tri-city area including "The Casual Scene" and, most recently, "First Impressions" in the Ponderosa Plaza Mall, retiring in 1997.

As a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) both in Des Moines, Iowa, and Prescott, he served as deacon, elder and board chairman. Recently he attended Prescott Community Church.

Surviving are his wife of 40 years, Darlene; sons, James of California and Matt of Glendale; daughter, Jodi Weber of Prescott; brother, Clyde of Fort Dodge, Iowa; sister, Laura of Asheville, N.C.; and two grandchildren.

There will be private services for the immediate family.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made in Mr. Sheker's name to Yavapai Regional Medical Center Hospice, P.O. Box 26565, Prescott Valley, AZ 86312.

Memory Chapel helped the family with arrangements.

Alfred Eugene Spires

Alfred Eugene Spires, 75, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001, in Prescott.

He was born May 6, 1925, in Springfield, Ohio.

Mr. Spires served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946. He married Lois Rae Sampey Hart Nov. 25, 1986, and they moved to Yavapai County at that time.

He was a member of St. John's Baptist Church in Yuma.

His family will remember him as a person who gave to others, especially to the Salvation Army where he worked for several years in San Francisco, and also donated time doing odd jobs.

Survivors include his wife and sister, Erline Chrupcala of Paoli, Pa.

There will be no services.

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

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