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3:33 PM Mon, Nov. 19th

06/05/01

Leitha M. Trehey Jean

Leitha M. Trehey Jean, 82, of Glendale, died Monday, May 28, 2001, in Glendale.

She was born Oct. 21, 1918, in Detroit, Mich.

She moved her family to Arizona in 1955, and lived in Prescott from 1976 to 1993. While living in Phoenix she worked as a cook at St. Simon and Jude School cafeteria for 14 years.

Her family knew her as a devoted mother and great friend who had a great sense of humor.

Surviving are her daughters, Barbara Jean of Sparks, Nev., Nancy Podojil and Leslie Holbert, both of Glendale, and Marilyn Romelli of Fort Bragg, Calif.; son, William of Glendale; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Her husband, Harry Jean, preceded her in death in 1953.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Helen's Catholic Church, 5510 W. Cholla St., Glendale. Prayer service and interment will follow at Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Phoenix.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Catholic Social Service, 1610 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85015.

Heritage Funeral Chapel in Peoria helped the family with arrangements.

Russell C. Allen

Russell C. Allen, 79, of York Harbor, Maine, died Thursday, May 31, 2001, in Hampton, Maine.

He was born July 26, 1921, in Lexington, Mass., to Russell B. and Zylpha (Churchill) Allen.

Mr. Allen moved to Maine about five years ago, after living in Prescott during the winter and Rye Beach, N.H., during the summer for 35 years.

He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. He worked for the Macallen Company in Newmarket, N.H., and retired in 1986 from Macallen Mica Division of the Essex Group. In 1995 he received the Hall of Fame Award at the National Electrical Insulation Conference.

Surviving are his daughters, Laurie Carlock of San Diego, Calif. and Andrea Krofina of Trumbull, Conn.; sons, Christopher of North Woodstock, N.H., Eric and Peter, both of North Hampton, N.H., and Mark of Rye, N.H.; sister, Faith Perry of Barre, Vt.; and six grandchildren.

His wife, Beatrice, preceded him in death.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Parish Church, York, Maine.

Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory of Hampton, N.H., helped the family with arrangements.

Robert Graves

Robert Graves, 76, died Wednesday, May 30, 2001, at his home in Prescott.

He was born July 12, 1924, in Oakland, Calif., to Irvin and Irene (Grimms) McIntosh.

Mr. Graves served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a retired cab driver.

Surviving are his daughter, Penny Ballenger of Seattle, Wash.; and son, Scott of Kirkland, Wash.

No services are planned.

Memory Chapel Mortuary helped the family with arrangements.

Ernie Victor Maldonado

Ernie Victor Maldonado, 62, of Phoenix, died Thursday, May 31, 2001, in Phoenix.

He was born Nov. 11, 1938, in Prescott, to Victor and Lucille M. (Olague) Maldonado.

Mr. Maldonado lived in Prescott until 1955. In 1952 he played catcher on the only Prescott Little League team to win a state championship.

He worked for 41 years as an electric service man for APS in Phoenix and retired in 1997. He was a member of the IBEW local #387 and a member of the Maryvale Moose Lodge.

Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Sally; daughters, Sandra Welch, Liz Torrez, Jeanette Buckingham; sister, Annie Valenzuela; brothers, Richard Maldonado and Lou Olague; and six grandchildren.

Services were this morning at Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary, Glendale.

Fred J. Snell Jr.

Fred J. Snell Jr., 59, of Prescott Valley, died Saturday, June 2, 2001, in Prescott Valley.

He was born April 4, 1942, in San Diego, Calif., to Fred and Frances (Freibott) Snell Sr.

Mr. Snell attended school in West Covina, Calif., and served in the U.S. Navy from 1959 to 1962.

He was an owner/operator for Burlington Motor Freight Lines and was a volunteer fireman for the Starksville Fire Department while living in Mississippi. He moved to Prescott Valley from Mississippi one year ago.

Surviving are his parents of Covina; daughters, Deanna McCandless of Loveland, Colo., Amanda Vendel of Cedar Hill, Texas, and Mary Montgomery of Decatur, Ala.; sisters, Barbara Smith of Prescott Valley and Nancy Lakkees-Shaffer of Alta Loma, Calif.; brothers, Bruce of Arcadia, Calif. and Tom of Covina; and four grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Sunrise Funeral Home. Services will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with Pastor Rick Kargard officiating.

Interment with military honors will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Yavapai Regional Medical Center, Hospice Restricted Fund, P.O. Box 26565, Prescott Valley, AZ 86312.