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03/28/01

Edson G. Bassett

Edson G. Bassett, 78, of Prescott, died Monday, March 26, 2001, in the hospice unit at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Prescott.

He was born Dec. 4, 1922, in Waterville, Vt., to Edson Sr. and Marie (Bailey) Bassett.

Mr. Bassett served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He worked for Sears, and retired in 1985.

Surviving are his wife, Pauline; daughters, Kathleen McKinley of Jenison, Mich., Marie Harmon of Edwards, Calif., and Yvette Dejarnatt of Wyoming, Mich.; sons, Michael of Chino Valley, John of Spring Valley and Mathew of Prescott Valley; stepson, Tom France of Gilbert; brother, Henry of Springfield, Vt.; 19 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, a daughter and a stepson.

Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Arizona National Cemetery, Cave Creek.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Yavapai Regional Medical Center Hospice, P.O. Box 26565, Prescott Valley, AZ 86312.

Memory Chapel Mortuary helped the family with arrangements.

Haddie Smiley Bolduc

Haddie Smiley Bolduc, 89, of Prescott, died Monday, March 26, 2001, at the Margaret T. Morris Center in Prescott.

She was born Aug. 20, 1911, in Brownsville, Pa., to Abraham and Kathryn (Worrell) Franks.

Mrs. Bolduc raised her family in Wright City, Mo., where she was an active member of the Evangelical and Reform Church. She served as Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star Grace Chapter No. 323 in Warrenton, Mo.

She enjoyed sewing, including making all the clothes for her daughters, crocheting, knitting, gardening, reading and traveling. In later years she enjoyed square dancing and had a leadership role at the Senior Center in Perris, Calif.

Surviving are her daughters, Eleanor Bruning of Prescott, Donna Chambers of Big River, Calif., Sally Foster of Brookline, Texas, and Cecilia Griffith of New Bern, N.C.; sisters, Elaine Course of Mission Viejo, Calif., June Cusick of West Brownsville, Pa., and Cerilda Mailo of Hemet, Calif.; 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Her husbands, Cecil W. Smiley and Albert Bolduc, preceded her in death.

A celebration of Mrs. Bol-duc's life will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home, Cortez at Carleton streets, Prescott. The Rev. William Guise will officiate.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Yavapai Regional Medical Center Hospice, Restricted Fund, P.O. Box 26565, Prescott Valley, AZ 86312, or First Congregational Church, Memorial Fund, 216 E. Gurley St., Prescott, AZ 86301.

Ervin Leroy Lehman

Ervin Leroy Lehman, 74, of Prescott, died Sunday, March 25, 2001, in Prescott.

He was born Sept. 25, 1926, in Payne, Ohio, to Irvin Leroy and Lovis (Berkley) Lehman.

Mr. Lehman served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He married Barbara Jean McLean on Aug. 15, 1947. He worked for Intel Corp., retiring in 1986.

He moved to Scottsdale from Grand Rapids, Mich., in 1971. He maintained a part-time home in Prescott since 1987, and moved here permanently in 1991.

Mr. Lehman was a member of Aztlan Lodge #1, F. & A.M., Scottish Rite, El Zaribah Shrine in Phoenix, and the Shrine Legion of Honor in Prescott. As editor of Aztlan Lodge's monthly newsletter, The Trestle Board, he received the "best in the state" award for four years.

He was a member of American Evangelical Lutheran Church. He enjoyed social activities with family and friends, Masonic activities and working with antique autos. His friends knew him as a true gentleman who was always concerned about others.

Surviving are his wife; sons, William of Lake Odessa, Mich., and David of Tipton, Iowa; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Aztlan Masonic Lodge #1, 1028 Willow Creek Road, Prescott. Cremation was at Bradshaw Crematory, Prescott Valley.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the El Zaribah Shrine Transportation Fund, 552 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85018.

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Robert H. Hannan

Robert H. Hannan, 89, of Cordes Lakes, died Thursday, March 22, 2001, at the Yavapai Regional Medical Center in Prescott.

He was born Nov. 5, 1911, in Seattle, Wash., to Charles and Minnie (Peyton) Hannan.

Mr. Hannan worked as a stillman for Mobil Oil Company for 25 years. He also worked for the U.S. Post Office as a letter carrier in Torrance, Calif., before he moved to Cordes Lakes in 1986.

He enjoyed the outdoors, traveling and boating.

Surviving is his son, Robert II of California.

No services are planned. Cremation was at Sunrise Funeral Home and Crematory, Prescott Valley.

Sim Darold Strickler

Sim Darold Strickler, 80, of Skull Valley, died Sunday, March 25, 2001, in Skull Valley.

He was born Feb. 21, 1921, in Alex, Okla., to Sim Garvin and Maud (Livesay) Strickler.

Mr. Strickler married Billie Marie Kendrick on Dec. 30, 1942. He served with the U.S. Air Force for 20 years, and retired as a master sergeant in 1964. He worked as a postal clerk for the U.S. Post Office from 1966 to 1983.

He moved from Grand Forks, N.D., to Mesa in 1963, and retired to Skull Valley in 1989. Mr. Strickler was a former member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He enjoyed golf and gold prospecting in his younger days.

Surviving are his sons, Darold of Leucadia, Calif., and Gary of Peoria; daughters, Sheryl Shaurette of Phoenix, Cindy Buckley of Gilbert and Jamie Baskit of Skull Valley; brother, A.C. Strickler of Rochester, Wash.; sister, Betty Paar of Lindsey, Okla.; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

His wife preceded him in death on March 10, 2001.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Mt. View Memorial Gardens Chapel, 7900 E. Main St., Mesa. Friends may call at the chapel one hour prior to services.

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

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