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Saturday, April 16, 2005

Julianna Bruggeman

Julianna Bruggeman, age 70, our beloved mother and grandmother, passed away April 13, 2005, in Surprise. Julianna was born to Matthew and Mary Rudell on July 14, 1934, in Wallace County, Kan. Julianna married Irish Bruggeman on Oct. 20, 1952, in Oakley, Kan. They moved their young family from Garden City, Kan., to Brooklyn, Iowa, finally settling in Prescott in 1974. Her loving husband of 44 years preceded her in death.

Julianna is survived by her children, Ramona Bruggeman, Steven Bruggeman, Patrick Bruggeman and Toni Zembik; her grandchildren, Cody Ezell, Scott Bruggeman, Sean Scalley and Emily Zembik; her brothers, Clarence Rudell, Frances Rudell, Joseph Rudell, and many loving friends.

Julianna worked and retired from the Prescott Veterans Affairs Medicl Center where she worked in the dietary department for 20 years.

All who knew her will miss her energy and spirit. Memorial services will be held at Hampton Funeral Home on Monday, April 18, at 3 p.m.

The Hampton Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Clifton Woody Mills

Clifton Woody Mills, age 59, died suddenly of an apparent heart attack early Wednesday morning at his home in Prescott. Cliff was born in Prescott on April 24, 1945, to Orland C. and Dorothy Aven Mills.

In 1949, at the age of 4, his family moved to northern Idaho, where he grew up living in Onaway and going to the Potlatch School District. He enjoyed riding horses in gymkhanas, dancing, and was the editor of the annual. After graduating from high school in 1963, he attended the University of Idaho in Moscow, getting his degree in Architecture in 1967.

That summer, he married Sonia Ocio and moved with his two stepsons, Alan and Rudolfo, to Kent, Wash., where he worked as an architect. His son, Brandon Telly, was born in Kent in 1970. He moved back to Arizona in 1970, at first in Phoenix, then to Yuma in 1972. He worked as an architect, then later marketed ads for a local radio station. During this time he and Sonia divorced.

In 1982, he moved to the San Diego area where he started his own business, Cliff Mills Design, where he became well established in the community. He designed custom and residential homes and commercial properties. His special gift was his talent with interior design. He was very efficient and could walk into any space and quickly see a vision of beauty to be created.

For years, he worked with Auntie Helens and celebrities and held fundraisers at his lovely home he designed in Cardiff, Calif.

His home was always open to anyone and full of many activities. Many a meal was shared with friends and new acquaintances throughout the years. Cliff shared his insight with many, to help others in need.

In 2003, he moved back to Prescott, where he bought a home to be closer to his parents and younger sister.

Cliff is survived by his parents; daughter, Sabra Lunceford McDonald of Woodburn, Ore.; son, Brandon Mills of San Diego, Calif.; stepsons, Rudolfo Schwartz Ocio of San Diego and Alan Schwartz Ocio of San Francisco, Calif.; sisters, Bobbi Mills of Gresham, Ore., and Merlyn Mills of Prescott; and brother, John Mills of San Diego.

Visitation will be Sunday, April 17, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., with a Rosary at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be Monday, April 18th, at 11 a.m., at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 150 Fleury Ave. in Prescott.

Services entrusted to Heritage Memory Mortuary.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Betty Louise (Lindley) Mason

Betty Louise (Lindley) Mason was born on Dec. 17, 1936, in Los Angeles, Calif. She lived in California until moving to Prescott in 2002. She died on April 11, 2005, in a hospital in Orange, Texas, as she and her husband were returning from a motor home trip to Georgia and Florida.

Betty is survived by her husband, Richard of Prescott; a daughter, Deborah Mason of Escondido, Calif.; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Carolyn Mason of Atascadero, Calif.; two granddaughters, Kylie and Rebecca Mason of Atascadero, Calif.; a brother, Richard Lindley of Claremont, Calif.; and a sister, Evelyn Wellman of Temple City, Calif.

There will be a memorial service at Prescott United Methodist Church, 505 W. Gurley St., Thursday, April 21st, at 2 p.m. An additional service will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 341 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, Calif., Saturday, April 30th, at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to make donations to the Arthritis Foundation (800) 283-7800 or www.arthritis.org.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Bess Coats

We lost an angel on earth. On Wednesday, Bess Coats, Aug. 16, 1968 April 13, 2005, passed peacefully along with her babies Samson and Delilah.

She is survived by her parents and two sisters who will be making the final arrangements in her hometown of Montgomery, Ala. In loving memory of Bess a caring friend, talented artist, and a spirit who made an indelible impression on everyone she met, a memorial service was held Friday, April 15, at 1 p.m., at the Unity Church of Prescott, 145 Arizona Street.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Christopher Mark Graham

Christopher Mark Graham died April 10, 2005.

He is survived by his mother, Sharon Graham; sister and brother-in-law, Jennifer and Tim Gray; sister, Patricia McBride; brother, Timothy Graham; his nieces, Heather and Amanda; and his two nephews, Tyler and Joshua.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Jean M. Clary

Jean M. Clary, 67, of Mayer, born June 19, 1937, in Chicago, Ill., died Wednesday, April 13, 2005, in Prescott.

Private family services have been held.

Arrangements by Sunrise Funeral Home.