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02/27/01

Timothy Peter Foss

Timothy Peter Foss, 51, of Prescott, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001, in Prescott.

He was born Oct. 23, 1949, in Minneapolis, Minn., to William Francis and Kathryn Bernice (Bolduc) Foss.

Dr. Foss graduated from Michigan State University and received his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. He worked as a clinical psychologist for Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Prescott for 24 years, retiring in 1999.

He also taught psychology classes at Yavapai College and Prescott College, and mentored many students during their degree process.

Dr. Foss married Cynthia Cannon on June 10, 1972. They moved to Prescott from Fort Collins, Colo., in 1975. He enjoyed camping, backpacking, the outdoors, golfing, and brewing home beer. He belonged to several professional associations.

Surviving are his wife; son, Peter of Prescott; daughter, Angela of Prescott; brothers, Thomas of Marietta, Ga., and Jeffrey of Danville, Calif.; sisters, Kathleen Gordon of Glendale ,Wis., and Anne Kehoe of Lake Orion, Mich.; and his mother, of Prescott.

His father and a brother preceded him in death.

A Mass in tribute to his life will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 250 Fleury Ave., Prescott. A reception will follow the Mass.

The family suggests memorial donations to the William F. Foss II Memorial Foundation, 6524 N. Sidney Pl. #200, Glendale, WI 53209.

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Clair William Gerrard

Clair William Gerrard, 42, of Laverne, Tenn., died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2001, in Laverne.

He was born Nov. 29, 1958, in Fargo, N.D., to Clair A. and Berit Gerrard.

Mr. Gerrard moved to Prescott Valley in 1971, and graduated in 1977 in the first graduating class of Bradshaw Mountain High School. He served in the U.S. Army for four years, and for the past 10 years was employed by Saturn Motors.

Surviving are his twin daughters, Elaine and Berit, both of Tennessee; adopted son, Robert of Tennessee; mother, Berit of Prescott Valley; and sister, Elizabeth Gerrard-Oyass of Norway.

His father preceded him in death.

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Germaine's Catholic Church in Prescott Valley, with Father John Shetler officiating.

Phillips-Robinson Funeral Home in Nashville, Tenn., helped the family with arrangements.

Melba Mae Roach

Melba Mae Roach, 93, of Prescott, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001, at a local care center.

She was born Jan. 23, 1908, in Abilene, Texas, to William and Emma (Mitchell) Brewer.

Mrs. Roach worked as a seamstress making samples for dress and bathing suit designers for 40 years.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Los Angeles, Calif., for 30 years. She was an officer in the Professional Woman's class and the White Cross program, and helped to distribute clothes to foreign missionaries.

Surviving are her daughters, Ila Buscaino of Prescott; son, Timothy of Bakersfield, Calif.; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Her husband, George, preceded her in death.

Services will be at a later date at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn, Burbank, Calif.

Memory Chapel Mortuary helped the family with arrangements.

Ronald E. Brush

Ronald E. Brush, 59, of Prescott, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2001, in Prescott.

He was born Oct. 16, 1941, in Youngstown, Ohio, to Earl J. and Frances (Stickle) Brush.

Mr. Brush was a Special Olympian who won many awards in track and field and his favorite sport, bowling. As part of the Oregon State bowling team, he participated in the International Special Olympics in 1991 in Minneapolis, Minn.

He was a member of the Elks Lodge in Toledo, Ore. He moved to Prescott in 1996, and worked for Yavapai Exceptional Industries for two and a half years. Mr. Brush enjoyed rock and roll and dancing.

Surviving are his mother, Frances Eckardt of Prescott; brother, Keith of Prescott; sister, Carol Allen of Santa Ana, Calif.; stepsisters, Bobbie Morgan of Cottonwood and Cheryl Williamson of Sutter, Calif.

Preceding him in death were his father in 1969 and his stepfather, Jim Eckardt, in 1990.

A celebration of Mr. Brush's life will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Unity Church of Prescott, 145 S. Arizona St. Cremation was at Bradshaw Crematory, Prescott Valley.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Margaret T. Morris Center, 878 Sunset Ave., Prescott, AZ 86305.

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Hazel Virginia Maillard

Hazel Virginia Maillard, 94, of Chino Valley, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001, in Prescott.

She was born Oct. 26, 1906, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Harry and Hilvi (Carlson) Cordes.

Mrs. Maillard married her husband Floyd in 1935. She was a homemaker and a member of the Lutheran church and several of its women's groups.

She moved to Chino Valley from Staten Island, N.Y., in 1991. She enjoyed traveling, reading and oil painting.

Surviving are her son, Floyd Jr. of Prescott; daughter, Joyce Mastropiero of Chino Valley; sisters, Ann Lutkenhouse and Norma Miller, both of New Jersey.

Her husband and grandchild preceded her in death.

Cremation was at Bradshaw Crematory, Prescott Valley. Private family interment will be in the Chino Valley Cemetery.

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Frederick Otto Mey

Frederick Otto Mey, 79, of Prescott, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2001, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Prescott.

He was born Sept. 17, 1921, in Colby, Wash., to Otto Anthony and Irene (Mary) Malone.

Mr. Mey served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He moved to Arizona from Washington, then to Prescott from Tucson in 1963.

He was a member the Masonic Fraternity, and belonged to Epes Randolph Lodge #32 in Tucson and Aztlan Lodge #1 in Prescott, where he served as master in 1973 and secretary in 1981.

Surviving is a cousin, Ruth Urdahl, of Everett, Wash.

Masonic services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home, 303 S. Cortez, Prescott. Cremation was private at Bradshaw Crematory, Prescott Valley.