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03/13/01

Ina M. Traverse

Ina M. Traverse, 64, died Sunday, March 11, 2001, at her home in Prescott.

She was born Nov. 16, 1936, in Sidney, Ohio, to Donald and Anna (Schaub) Stafford.

Mrs. Traverse had worked as a telephone dispatcher. She was a member of a cancer support group in Prescott, and enjoyed bingo and playing the lottery.

She was proudest of her children and grandchildren.

Surviving are her husband, Harold; daughters, Bethina, Tammy, Tanya and Tracy; son, James; brothers, Tom, Jim and Johnny; sisters, Barbara and Chris; and 11 grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hampton Funeral Home. A committal service will be at 9 a.m. March 20 at Forrest Lawn Cemetery, Cypress, Calif.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Yavapai Regional Medical Center Hospice, P.O. Box 26565, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314.

John Robert Lewellen

John Robert Lewellen, 74, of Los Angeles, Calif., died Saturday, March 3, 2001, in Los Angeles.

He was born in April 2, 1926, in Prescott, to Victor Monroe and Anna Faye (Weddle) Lewellen.

Mr. Lewellen attended public schools in Prescott. He worked as an assembler in an aircraft plant, and served as a cannoneer with an infantry battalion in Philippine Islands during World War II.

After his discharge he returned to Prescott in 1946. He worked at the Grand Canyon, as a shoe cobbler and as a port security guard in San Francisco, Calif. He also worked at Goodwill Industries until he moved into the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Surviving are his brother, Thomas of Newport News, Va.; and sister, Mary Stoffers of Phoenix.

Graveside services and a time of remembering will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Oddfellows Cemetery, Prescott.

Memory Chapel Mortuary helped the family with arrangements.

Hans-Werner Graumann, M.D., 89, of Prescott Valley, died Monday, March 12, 2001, in Prescott Valley.

He was born April 15, 1911, in Brussels, Belgium, to Carl and Lotte (Werner) Graumann.

Dr. Graumann married Theresia Hildegard Wenzel in 1936. He worked as a radiologist in Germany, Korea and Hawaii. He was a researcher and speaker at medical congresses around the world whose research helped to save many lives in the Far East.

Surviving are his son, Hans-Michael of Denver, Colo.; daughter, Heidi Pate of Chino Valley; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

His wife and son, Ralf-Detlef, preceded him in death.

Cremation was at Bradshaw Crematory, Prescott Valley.

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

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