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Wed, June 26


Arthur Frank Bonasera

Arthur Frank Bonasera, 67, of Prescott, died Sunday, June 24, 2001, in Tucson.

He was born Nov. 28, 1933, in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., to Eugene and Esther Bonasera.

Mr. Bonasera enjoyed fishing, bowling and spending time with his family. He also enjoyed taking Italian classes in order to fulfill a lifetime dream of visiting the birthplace of his parents in Italy. His family will remember him as someone who touched the lives of many.

Surviving are his wife, Joyce; son, Arthur of Tucson; and two grandchildren.

Services will be at the San Fernando Mission Mortuary in the San Fernando Valley, Calif., at a later date.

Desert Rose Cremation and Burial in Tucson helped the family with arrangements.

Lester C. Norris

Lester C. Norris, 82, of Prescott Valley, died Friday, June 29, 2001, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Prescott.

He was born Sept. 1, 1918, in Marion, Ill., to Charles and Ollie (Ridenhauer) Norris.

Mr. Norris served in the U.S. Army during World War II until his discharge in May 1946. He worked for Greyhound Bus Lines in St. Louis, Mo., for 38 years and retired in 1973.

He enjoyed his vegetable garden in Illinois before moving to Prescott Valley in 1996. His family will remember him as a loving husband, father and uncle.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Violet; daughter, Barbara Frushon of Prescott Valley; and son, Ronald of Hilton Head, S.C.

Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. today at Sunrise Funeral Home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Mingus View Presbyterian Church, Prescott Valley, with Dr. Donald Watkins officiating.

Interment will be at Redwood Memorial Gardens, Dewey.

Lottie Mae Porter

Lottie Mae Porter, 91, of Prescott, died Wednesday, June 27, 2001, in Prescott.

Mrs. Porter was born Feb. 15, 1910, in Birmingham, Ala., to Monroe and Lula-Mae Cornelius.

She was raised and educated in Pittsburgh, Pa., and attended college there. She lived in New Jersey and worked as a corrections officer for 20 years.

She was a life member of the Galilee Missionary Baptist Church in Williams, the Elks Lodge in Prescott, the Prescott Red Cross, the Jazz Society, the Potluckers Club and the Democratic Party.

Her husband, Lloyd, preceded her in death in 1997.

Survivors include a daughter from a previous marriage, Naomi L. Leak of New Rochelle, N.Y.; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Memory Chapel Mortuary in Prescott.


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