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01/21/01

Orton Alva "Chuck" Fader

Orton Alva "Chuck" Fader, 62, a resident of Chino Valley since 1988, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001, in Chino Valley.

He was born Jan. 29, 1938, in Omaha, Neb.

Mr. Fader was a U.S. Air Force veteran during the Vietnam era. He moved to Phoenix in 1963 from Albuquerque prior to moving to Chino Valley. He worked as an electrician for R&R Heating and Cooling for seven years, retiring in 1995. He was certified as a Type I and Type II technician in the ESCO Institute. He enjoyed being outdoors and liked to fish and camp.

Survivors include his daughters, Jennifer Brown of Phoenix, Stacie Fader of Portland, Ore., Dawn Hiruko of Chandler, Lysa Thank of Dewey, and Erin Kent of Queen Creek; sons, Scott of Phoenix and Dale Sanford of Lake Orion, Mich.; sisters, Lorrane Abbott of Warrens, Wis.; brothers, Lloyd, Gail and Glen, all of Nebraska, and Clifford of Belvidere, Ill; and 17 grandchildren.

Services will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home, 303 S. Cortez St., Prescott, with visitation being from 4 p.m. until service time and continuing until 7 p.m.

Tillie Collins

Tillie Collins, 96, of Placerville, Calif., died Friday, Jan. 12, 2001, in Placerville.

She was born Feb. 25, 1904, in Moorhead, Minn.

Mrs. Collins moved from Moorhead to Prescott Valley in 1993. She moved to California in 1999. Her family wants her to be remembered as a good mother.

Surviving are her daughters, Jean Hunt of Prescott Valley, Barbara Knoll of Blaine, Minn., and Phyllis Kipping of Peoria; son, Terry of Pollock Pines, Calif.; sister, Viola Sewell of Houston, Texas; 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Ray, daughter, Arlene, and a great-grandchild, Adam.

Services will be held later.

Memory Chapel in Placerville, Calif., helped the family with arrangements.

John Avery Kowing

John Avery Kowing, 84, of Prescott, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001, in Prescott.

He was born July 1, 1916, in Madison, Wis., to John and Elsie (Roseberry) Kowing.

Mr. Kowing grew up in Kansas, where he went to college for a year in Pittsburg. He was an athlete in track and field sports. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He married his wife Annie on Nov. 3, 1943. He moved to Napa, Calif., where he worked as a civilian machinist and welder in the shipyards at Mare Island. He moved to Prescott Valley from Fort Bragg, Calif., in 1978.

Mr. Kowing was a member of the Masonic Silverado Lodge #782 in Napa, Calif. He enjoyed traveling in his motor home, listening to music, reading, taking photographs and riding his motorcycle.

Surviving are his wife and sister, Opal Fields of Wichita, Kan.

Cremation was at Bradshaw Crematory, Prescott Valley.

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Mary Aylett

Mary Aylett, 96, of Prescott, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001, in Prescott.

She was born March 6, 1904, in Besenova, Czechoslovakia.

Mrs. Aylett was a small child when her parents left her and her two older sisters in Czechoslovakia while they traveled to Chicago, Ill., to work in the George Pullman Co. railroad factory.

At the age of 16, after her parents had saved enough money to afford her steamship passage to America, she was able to rejoin her parents in Chicago. She entered the United States through Ellis Island in New York City.

She married Stephen Michalik at the age of 18. She enjoyed working with her hands, including needlepointing, crewel sewing, knitting, crocheting and gardening. She also enjoyed reading.

Mrs. Aylett was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She was proudest of her family and of becoming a U.S. citizen.

Surviving are her daughter, Collenn Avenson of Prescott; son, James Michalik of Spring Hill, Fla.; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her husbands, Stephen Michalik and Darrell Aylett, and son William Michalik.

A memorial funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 150 Fleury Ave., Prescott, with the Rev. Fred LeClair, C.M.F., presiding.

Cremation was at Bradshaw Crematory, Prescott Valley. Inurnment will be at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, Worth, Ill.

The family suggests memorial donations to the charity of one's choice.

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Margaret H. Waldo

Margaret H. Waldo, 80, of Prescott Valley, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, in Prescott Valley.

She was born March 22, 1920, in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada, to Frederick and Hedwig (Arnsberg) Wolff.

Mrs. Waldo's happiest childhood years were spent in Prescott, where she graduated from Prescott High School in 1938. She attended Woodbury Business College in Los Angeles and afterwards was recruited by Vic Swanson to work at Valley National Bank in Prescott.

She married Ben Waldo in 1944, and they spent many years in Wichita, Kan., rearing their three daughters and working in banking. After retirement, they returned to Prescott in 1993.

Survivors include her husband; daughters, Cathy Krieger of Prescott, Susan Simmons of Lawrence, Kan., and Leslie Waldo of Benton City, Wash.; sister, Gudi Dodd of Prescott; and nine grandchildren.

A celebration of Mrs. Waldo's life will be at 3 p.m. Friday at the Pine Lakes Club House, 3707 W. Pine Lakes Drive, Prescott.

Memorial contributions may be made to Yavapai Regional Medical Center Hospice, P.O. Box 26565, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314.

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Sharron M. Welch

Sharron M. Welch, 57, of Paulden, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, in Prescott Valley.

She was born Aug. 20, 1943, in Fall River, Mass., to Art and Doris (Patton) Martins.

Mrs. Welch was a real estate agent in Arizona for 30 years, the last seven in Chino Valley. She was past president of the American Legion Post #40 Auxiliary.

Surviving are her husband of 15 years, Gary; daughters, Lorri Williams of Paulden and Kammi Kay of Reseda, Calif.; stepdaughters, Robyn Roberts of Kansas City, Mo., Karen Rohlfs of Austin, Texas, Dawn Ard of Phoenix and Jennifer Ostrander of England; son, John Mason of Las Vegas, Nev.; stepson, Gary Welch of Bagdad; mother, Doris Martins of Paulden; brother, Craig Martins of Phoenix; 18 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at American Legion Post 40 in Chino Valley.

The family suggests memorial contributions in lieu of flowers to Yavapai Regional Medical Center Hospice, Restricted Fund, P.O. Box 26565, Prescott Valley, AZ 86312.

Memory Chapel in Prescott helped the family with arrangements.

Ruth Pauline Horr

Ruth Pauline Horr, 89, of Prescott, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, in Prescott.

She was born March 16, 1911, in Fond du Lac, Wis., to Robert and Pauline (Krug) Glasgow.

Mrs. Horr married her husband, Frederick, in 1937. She was a homemaker, and lived in Thousand Oaks, Calif., for many years before moving to Prescott in January 2000 to live in Prescott Samaritan Village.

She attended Prescott United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her daughter, Fritzi Mevis of Prescott; sisters, Marian Homuth, of Toledo, Ohio, and Joan White of Sarasota, Fla.; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her husband in 1970 and daughter, Patricia.

Cremation was at Bradshaw Crematory, Prescott Valley. Private family services will be held later, with burial at Rienzi Cemetery, Fond du Lac, Wis.

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.