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Grace Elmore Thompson

Grace Elmore Thompson, 93, of Prescott, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, in Prescott.

She was born Sept. 17, 1907, in Marietta, Ohio.

Mrs. Thompson moved to Prescott in 1956, where she worked at American Laundry. She enjoyed sewing, gardening and her grandchildren.

Survivors include her daughter, Maxine Caldwell of Prescott Valley; sons, Ronald of Lake Havasu, Howard of Arlington, Va., and Jerry of Prescott; 17 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Cremation was private at Bradshaw Crematory, Prescott Valley. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Arizona Wakelin Bradshaw Chapel, corner of Valley Road and Navajo Drive, Prescott Valley.

Burial will be at the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Prescott.

Margaret Jewell Saxe

Margaret Jewell Saxe, 64, of Prescott, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, in Prescott.

She was born Oct. 17, 1936, in Topeka, Kan., to Joyce (Hoffman) and Lillis Smith.

Mrs. Saxe married her husband, Robert, Oct. 1, 1968, in Las Vegas, Nev. She moved to Prescott from Burbank, Calif., in 1991. While living in California, she volunteered at La Providentia Children's Hospital and the service organization La Cadana. She was also a past president of the PTA.

She was a homemaker, and enjoyed traveling with her husband. Mrs. Saxe was proudest of her family and her children's accomplishments.

Survivors include her husband; daughters, Abby Hogan of Chino Hills, Calif., Denise King of Northridge, Calif. and Brandon Parker of Van Nuys, Calif.; sons, Brad Parker of San Diego, Calif., and Pat of Newburgh, N.Y.; mother, Joyce Hoffman of Prescott Valley; brother, Lyle Smith of Cleveland, Tenn.; sister, Patricia Reed of Simi Valley, Calif.; and three grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Calif.

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Leonard B. Hodan

Leonard B. Hodan, 53, of Black Canyon City, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, in Phoenix.

He was born June 20, 1947, in Buffalo, N.Y., to John and Beatrice (Smith) Hodan.

Mr. Hodan married Rose Pinner May 24, 1967, in California. They moved to Arizona from Tennessee 22 years ago.

He worked as a transit bus driver in Phoenix for seven years. He enjoyed fishing and was an Arizona Cardinals fan.

Survivors include his wife, Rose; sons, Leonard Jr. of Eugene, Ore., and John and Zeke, both of Phoenix; daughter, Murial of Black Canyon City; brothers, John of Dewey and Frank Smith of Morro Bay, Calif.; sisters, Elizabeth Baker of Coalinga, Calif., and Susan Hood of Mayer; step-parents, Harold and Kathy Smith of Mayer; and two grandchildren.

Private family services were held.

The family suggests memorial contributions to American Diabetes Association, PO Box 13141, Prescott, AZ 86304-3141.

Sunrise Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

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