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WED 05/16/01

Bruce George Normandin

Bruce George Normandin, 72, of Prescott Valley, died Friday, May 11, 2001, in Prescott Valley.

He was born Nov. 2, 1928, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Leonard and Lydia (Chute) Normandin.

Mr. Normandin served with the U.S. Army engineers in the Korean War. He was a graduate of the Brown Institute. After a long career in broadcasting, he sold real estate, then taught real estate.

He moved to Arizona in 1984. Mr. Normandin enjoyed public speaking, singing, dancing, golf and association work at his church.

Surviving are his wife, Judith; his mother, of Brookland Center, Minn.; daughter, Nancy Sanchez of Phoenix; sons, Michael of Dewey, Jeffrey of San Antonio, Texas, and Douglas of Garland, Texas; stepsons, Bart Duncan of Phoenix and Brad Duncan of Florence, Ore.; sister, Joyce LeBahn of Richfield, Minn.; brother, Roger of Minneapolis, Minn.; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

His father and first wife, Edna, preceded him in death.

Cremation was at Bradshaw Crematory, Prescott Valley. Private family services were Monday at St. Germaine's Catholic Church, and inurnment will be May 22 at Paradise Memorial Gardens, Scottsdale.

The family suggests memorial contributions to American Cancer Society, 2724 E. Lakin Ste. 9, Flagstaff, AZ 86001.

Arizona Wakelin Bradshaw Chapel helped the family with arrangements.

Roberta W. Espey

Roberta W. Espey, 84, of Prescott, died Sunday, May 13, 2001, in Prescott.

She was born Sept. 30, 1916, in Perry County, Ind., to Samuel H. and Florence C. Marting.

Mrs. Espey married Hugh Espey in Covington, Ky., on Nov. 20, 1941. She worked for the Tucson Unified School District in special education until she retired in 1982. She lived in Tucson from 1962 until 1998, when she moved to Prescott.

She was a member of St. Mark's Presbyterian Church in Tucson, and enjoyed needlework, embroidery and walking.

Surviving are her daughters, Vicki Trillo of Dewey and Karen Oatley of Reno, Nev.; sister, Bertha Dupree of Tulsa, Okla.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her husband and daughter, Patricia Harris, both in 1986.

There were private family services.

Sunrise Funeral Home and Crematory helped the family with arrangements.

Marjorie L. Jones

Marjorie L. Jones, 95, a 91-year resident of Prescott, died Thursday, May 10, 2001, at the Arizona Pioneers' Home, Prescott.

She was born Feb. 16, 1906, in Bosburg, Wash., to John Logan and Bess (Bride) Leavell.

Mrs. Jones moved to Prescott in 1910 with her parents, where they homesteaded in the Big Chino area. She attended school at Walnut Creek and Miller Valley Elementary School. She graduated from Prescott High School in 1926.

She worked at the Prescott weather bureau during World War II, and later owned and operated the Flower Box. She was a charter member of the Nitwit Club and the Rod and Rifle Club. Mrs. Jones was a life-long member of the United Methodist Church in Prescott, and a member of N.A.R.F. and the Republican Women of Prescott. She volunteered with many different organizations in Yavapai County.

Surviving are her daughter, Beth Cothren of Williams; brother, Ned Leavell of Grandville, Ill.; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Her husband, Bartlett, and son, Ted, preceded her in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Prescott United Methodist Church, Gurley and Summit streets, with the Rev. Peter Perry officiating. Interment will be at the Walnut Grove Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial contributions in Mrs. Jones' name to Arizona Pioneers' Home, 300 S. McCormick, Prescott, AZ 86303, or Prescott United Methodist Church, 505 W. Gurley, Prescott, AZ 86303.

Hampton Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Mary Frances Gray

Mary Frances Gray, 93, of Hood River, Ore., died Saturday, May 12, 2001, in Hood River.

She was born July 19, 1907, in Prescott, to pioneer ranchers Charles P. and Flora (Hanna) Mullen.

Mrs. Gray lived in Arizona for 85 years, until she moved to Hood River in 1992. She graduated from Tempe Union High School in 1924 and attended Tempe Normal College, which is now Arizona State University.

She worked in the Phoenix office of the Internal Revenue Service for several years, and enjoyed playing the piano and designing clothes.

Surviving are her daughter, Sandra Walters of Trout Lake, Wash.; three grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Her husband, Art C. Gray, preceded her in death in 1997.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Trout Lake Cemetery in Trout Lake, Wash.

Gardner Funeral Home in White Salmon, Wash., helped the family with arrangements.

John William Dalenberg

John William Dalenberg, 74, of Prescott, died Saturday, May 12, 2001, in Prescott.

He was born June 14, 1926, in South Holland, Ill., to John and Grace (Gouwens) Dalenberg.

Mr. Dalenberg served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He married Nancy Peterson on May 26, 1950. He worked as a maintenance worker for School District 205 in Dolton, Ill., for 22 years, He retired in 1986 and moved to Prescott that year.

He was a member of American Evangelical Lutheran Church. Mr. Dalenberg enjoyed woodworking, off-road driving, tennis and fixing things around his home. He was proudest of his family.

Surviving are his wife, Nancy; daughters, Carol Krueger of Wonewoc, Wis., and Barbara Edmonds of San Marino, Calif.; sister, LaVerne Kampen of South Holland, Ill.; brother, Willard of Thornton, Ill.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Cremation was at Bradshaw Crematory, Prescott Valley. Memorial services will be at a later date, and burial will be in South Holland, Ill.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Heart Association, 2702 N. Third St. #4014, Phoenix, AZ 85004.

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.