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Obituaries: 05/24/01

Clyde C. Cummings

Clyde C. Cummings, 93, of Prescott, died Wednesday, May 23, 2001, at the Yavapai Regional Medical Center in Prescott.

He was born June 28, 1907, in Hackberry, Arizona Territory, to William and Nellie (Cofer) Cummings.

Mr. Cummings graduated from Kingman High School in Kingman. He worked as a cowboy for the larger old ranches in the Kingman, Seligman and Ash Fork areas. He also worked as a heavy equipment operator for the state of Arizona.

He was a member of the National Rifle Association, and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Mr. Cummings was proudest of being a native Arizonan, born before statehood.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Rosalyn; daughters, Mary Linder of Phoenix and Lila Duncan of Lancaster, Calif.; brother, Howard of Amarillo, Texas; six grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home, Cortez and Carleton streets, Prescott. Cremation was at Bradshaw Crematory, Prescott Valley.

Georgia R. Dameron

Georgia R. Dameron, 88, of Prescott Valley, died Tuesday, May 15, 2001, in Prescott Valley.

She was born Oct. 30, 1912, in Eureka, Kan., to Allen and Grace (Briggs) Sherman.

Mrs. Dameron was a homemaker who enjoyed gardening. She owned a produce stand in Wichita, Kan., before her retirement.

She moved from Wichita to Prescott Valley in 1996. Her family and friends will remember her as a loving mother and grandmother.

Surviving are her daughter, Betty Smith of Mulvane, Kan.; son, Ernest Chapman of San Diego, Calif.; seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

There will be private family services. Cremation was at Sunrise Crematory in Prescott Valley.

The Rev. Harvey P. Whitcanack

The Rev. Harvey P. Whitcanack, 86, of Upland, Calif., died Sunday, May 20, 2001, at the San Antonio Community Hospital in Upland.

He was born Nov. 16, 1914, in Lucas, Iowa.

Rev. Whitcanack was a retired minister, and a member of the Upland First Church of the Nazarene. He lived in Prescott Valley from 1988 to 1998, and was then a member of the First Church of the Nazarene, Prescott Valley.

He enjoyed reading, hunting, fishing and studying the Bible.

Surviving are his sons, Gary of Upland, Calif., and Timothy of Chino Valley; sister, Viola Moss of Piedmont, Mo.; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

His wife, Kathleen, preceded him in death in September 1998.

Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. Friday at Upland First Church of the Nazarene in Upland, Calif.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Upland Christian Schools, 100 W. 9th St., Upland, CA 91786.

Stone Funeral Home in Upland helped the family with arrangements.

Jane W. Francis

Jane W. Francis, 85, died Wednesday, May 23, 2001, at her home in Paulden.

She was born May 6, 1916, in St. Louis, Mo., to Mark and Hazel (Larimar) Wilson.

Mrs. Francis attended business college and worked as a bookkeeper and tax consultant. She moved to Phoenix in 1952 and then to a ranch on the Agua Fria in 1958, before retiring to Paulden.

She was a longtime member of a Phoenix chapter of PEO. She enjoyed family fishing and camping trips, reading, politics and listening to C-span. Her family and friends knew Mrs. Francis as a strong and independent lady.

Surviving are her husband, Paul; son, Hank Giesecke of Prescott; and two grandchildren.

A gathering of friends reception will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home, Cortez and Carleton streets, Prescott.

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