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01/04/01

Claudia Gaye Arthurs

Claudia Gaye Arthurs, 64, of Skull Valley, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, in Tucson.

She was born Oct. 25, 1936, in Mecca, Calif., to Claude H. and Mignon E. (Holt) Jones.

Mrs. Arthurs moved to Bagdad in 1950. She married Ronald A. Arthurs Jan. 28, 1954, in Bagdad. She retired as business manager of Bagdad High School, where she worked for 21 years.

Surviving are her husband; daughter, Elizabeth McClure of Payson; sons, William of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and Timothy of Tucson; sister, Darlene Green of Tucson; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Skull Valley Bible Church, with the Rev. Dennis Fraser officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Interment will be at Skull Valley Cemetery.

Memory Chapel in Prescott helped the family with arrangements.

Robert Lara Jr.

Robert Lara Jr., 45, of Prescott Valley, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, in Prescott Valley.

He was born June 12, 1955, in Roswell, N.M., to Robert Sr. and Eulalia (Conteras) Lara.

Mr. Lara moved to Mesa from Roswell, N.M., in 1965, and to Prescott Valley in 1990. He worked as a quality controller in the laboratory at Print Pac for the past eight years.

He was a member of St. Germaine Catholic Church in Prescott Valley.

Surviving are his son, Robert of Mesa; brothers, Johnny of Mesa, Ralph of Prescott Valley and Parish of Fort Wayne, Ind.; and his parents, Bob and Eulalia Lara of Prescott Valley.

His brother, Jimmy, preceded him in death in 1997.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Sunrise Funeral Home in Prescott Valley. The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at noon Saturday at St. Germaine Catholic Church in Prescott Valley, with Father John Shetler officiating.

Interment will be at Redwood Memorial Gardens in Dewey.

Rowland O. Ward

Rowland O. Ward, 84, of Dewey, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Prescott.

He was born Jan. 30, 1916, in Portland, Ore., to Stanhope and Mary (Maurer) Ward.

Mr. Ward served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked in the restaurant business and moved to Dewey from Las Vegas, Nev., 30 years ago. He enjoyed collecting rocks.

His brother, Richard, preceded him in death.

Graveside services with full military honors will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, Phoenix.

Hampton Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.