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05/23/01

Virginia C. Sherman

Virginia C. Sherman, 76, of Phoenix and Prescott, died Saturday, May 19, 2001, in Phoenix.

She was born April 9, 1925, in Phoenix to Ivan and Sadie (Hawley) Reuter.

Mrs. Sherman graduated from Phoenix Union High School and was a homemaker. She has lived part-time in the Groom Creek area for the past 40 years.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Prescott and the ChrisTown Women's Bible Study of Phoenix. Mrs. Sherman enjoyed painting, ceramics, knitting, crocheting and cake decorating.

Surviving are her husband, Robert; daughter, Jeanne Rodgers of Prescott; sons, Robert and Jeff, both of Phoenix; brothers, Frank Reuter of Phoenix, James Reuter of Litchfield Park and John Reuter of Winslow; and seven grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church of Prescott, with visitation one hour prior.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Solid Rock Center at First Baptist Church of Prescott, P.O. Box 226, Prescott, AZ 86302.

Lundberg Mortuary White Rose Chapel of Glendale helped the family with arrangements.

Winton Russell Tipton

Winton Russell Tipton, 80, of Prescott, died Monday, May 21, 2001, in Prescott.

He was born Nov. 13, 1920, in Atoka, Okla., to Columbus A. and Naomi F. (Baldwin) Tipton.

Mr. Tipton served with the 505th Military Police in the Army during World War II. He was always proud that he drove for General Omar Bradley and stood guard during the Nuremberg evacuation.

He lived in the Rogue Valley of Oregon for more than 30 years and worked as a millwright and mechanic for a sawmill. After retiring to Bard, Calif., Mr. Tipton worked for many years for the Community and Bard Water District. He moved to Prescott four years ago. His family knew him as a man who treasured his family.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Dorothy; daughters, Phyllis Robbins of Yuma, Donna Figueroa of Bard, Calif., Wynette Greenlee of Medford, Ore., and Jaci Huffman of Prescott; sons, Russell of Washington and Ronald of Medford, Ore.; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The family will have private memorial services. Cremation was at Bradshaw Crematory, Prescott Valley.

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Minnie Ruth Smith

Minnie Ruth Smith, 90, of Prescott, died Monday, May 21, 2001, in Prescott.

She was born June 2, 1910, in Long Beach, Calif., to Homer and Charlotte (Perry) Redden.

Mrs. Smith was a schoolteacher for many years in the Ash Fork and Prairie areas. She was a member of the Women of the Moose and Rebecca Lodge.

Surviving are her sons, Phillip of Phoenix and Donald of Ukiah, Calif.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Memory Chapel, with visitation one hour prior to the service.

A memorial service was at 10 a.m. today at the Arizona Pioneers' Home.

Hildegarde Edith Shures

Hildegarde Edith Shures, 81, of Yarnell, died Sunday, May 20, 2001, in Prescott.

She was born Nov. 4, 1919, in Quincy, Ill., to John and Josephine (Deters) Wensing.

Mrs. Shures moved to Phoenix from Illinois in 1957. She worked as a parts tester and assembler at Motorola for 36 years. After retiring at the age of 65, she worked at McDonnell Douglas for another five years.

She married her husband, Garth, in 1977. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Yarnell and the Moose Lodge in Mesa. Mrs. Shures enjoyed ceramics and square dancing. Her family and friends knew her as a great cook and someone who was always willing to help others.

Surviving are her husband; daughter, Judith Jakel of Wilhoit; sisters, Mary Ann Cock of Danville, Ind., and Norma Schutte of Quincy, Ill.; brother, John Wensing Jr. of Springfield, Mo.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be Saturday, June 2, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Yarnell; the time will be determined later.

Memorial services also will take place later in Phoenix. Cremation was at Bradshaw Crematory, Prescott Valley. Inurnment will be at Sun Valley Cemetery, Chandler.

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Victoria Elizabeth Dale

Victoria Elizabeth Dale, infant daughter of Jack and Stephanie (Crow) Dale of Prescott Valley, died at birth Wednesday, May 16, 2001, at Yavapai Regional Medical Center, Prescott.

Survivors include her parents; sisters, Shawn and Taylor, and brother, Jacob, all of the home; and grandparents, Jim and Donna Dale of Dewey and Deborah Crow of Phoenix.

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Arizona Wakelin Bradshaw Chapel, 8480 E. Valley Road, Prescott Valley. Fire Chaplain/Pastor Al James will officiate.