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Dec 2, 2005

Richard F. “Dick” Vollmer Jr.

Richard F. “Dick” Vollmer Jr. died Nov. 29th, 2005, at his home in Prescott. He was born Jan. 10th, 1941 in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of Richard R. and Virgina M. (O’Brien) Vollmer. Dick was 64 years old.

Dick had been a resident of Arizona for fifty years. He graduated from Arizona State University. He was a member of the National Guard, retiring after 23 years as a Sergeant First Class.

Dick was a highly respected member of the business community. His career included 20 years with Dayton Hudson Corp. and the last 16 years as a Director with Lawson Software in Minneapolis, most recently telecommuting from Prescott. Dick was an Eucharistic Minister at Sacred Heart and volunteered his time at the Yavapai County Prison Ministry. Dick was an avid hunter and reader. He shared his gift of humor and love for animals with everyone, and most importantly, loved spending time with his family.

Dick is survived by his wife Diana, they were married January 25th, 1964; his sons, Richard F. (Melissa) of Denver, Colorado, V. George (Kevin) of San Francisco, Calif. and Jonathan M. (Angie) of Chelan, Wash.; his sister, Joyce (Bob) Wickstrom of Redwood City, Calif.; his brothers, Robert (Mary) of Carefree, Ariz., William (Karen) of Reno, Nev.; 3 grandchildren, Isabella, Maxwell and Willem and many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of celebrate Dick’s life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. 150 Fluery in Prescott.

The family suggests memorials in Dick’s name to Yavapai Humane Society, 1625 Sundog, Prescott, AZ 86301. Visit to sign the guest book for Dick’s family. Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home assisted the family.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Volney Douglas Matheny

Volney Douglas Matheny, age 83, of Prescott, died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005, in the Willow Wind Residence, in Prescott. Doug was born the son of Thomas and Pauline (Miller) Matheny, on Jan. 25, 1922, in Mill Valley, Calif.

He was U.S. Army Air Corps Veteran having served in World War II. Doug was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

He enjoyed golfing and flying and was most proud of being a pilot for over 40 years and having served his country during World War II.

Doug is lovingly survived by his daughters, Pamela (Richard) Smith of Safford, and Genifer Lundstrom of Prescott; his grandchildren, Matthew, Maha, Maya, Christopher, Lalita, Jaya and Tracy; also by great grandchildren, Thomas, Christian, Sparoh, Julia, Darshan, Asha, Antonia, Priya, Sylvanna, Maggie and Jadian.

Celebration of Doug’s life will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2000 Shepherds Lane, Prescott.

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Timothy Alexander Jaime

Timothy Alexander Jaime, age 32, died Nov. 26, 2005, at the Phoenix Hospital.

Timothy is survived by his mother, Priscilla Duran of Prescott; brothers, Vicente and Sammy Duran both of Prescott; sisters, Josey Jaime and jewelry Duran both of Phoenix; grandma, Nickie Salazar of Elmrage, Ariz.; uncles, Gilbert Duran of Anthem, Sammy Duran of Wickenburg and David and Alex Jaime both of Prescott; aunts, Darlene Duran of Phoenix, Mary Helen Jaime, Vivian Daniels and Esther Flores all of Prescott and Alice Humbert of Phoenix.

Tim, we know you’re in Heaven and Mom will miss you a lot.

Services will be held Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005, at Wickenburg Funeral Home. Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., with services to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Wickenburg Funeral Home, 187 N. Adam Street, Wickenburg, AZ 85390 or call 928-648-2081.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Carol Gertrude Elbin Schell

Carol passed away November 11, 2005, in Cincinnati, Ohio, with her daughter at her side. She was 68 years young. Carol was the daughter of Harry and Gertrude (Simms) Elbin, both deceased.

Born Sept. 30, 1937, in Morgantown, W. Va., Carol moved to Bethel, Ohio in 1945. She graduated from Bethel Tate High School in the class of 1955 and delivered its 50th reunion keynote speech last May. After receiving a scholarship to the University of Cincinnati, Carol began her long career in broadcasting. While completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, she worked in the advertising and promotion department at WCPO-TV in Cincinnati. This led to Carol’s nine-year tenure as a promotion manager, writer, producer and on-air host in Syracuse, N.Y. at WNYS-TV, an ABC affiliate she was instrumental in launching. Carol continued in television promotion and production in several markets, including Prescott, where she managed press, public service events and programming at KUSK and Prescott’s Community Access Channel. In 1977 –78, Carol applied her interest in politics as a key coordinator for John Warner’s first victorious U.S. Senate campaign in Virginia. In recent years, her passion for film and western memorabilia grew into a business for which she traveled the country dealing in collectibles. Carol possessed an unusual sense of adventure, a verve that inspired those who crossed her happy trails.

She is survived by her daughter, Karen Denise Schell of Virginia and son-in-law, William Erdek; a sister, Dolores Jean Ellis of Amelia.

Memorial service will be held on Dec. 4th, at 2 p.m. at Kennedy-Stevens Funeral Home in Bethel, Cincinnati. Donations in Carol’s honor may be sent to: The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (, 424 E. 92nd St., NY, NY 10128, or Special Olympics (, 1133 19th St., NW, Washington, DC 20036

(Information provided by survivors.)

Wallace Hunter, 81, of Prescott Valley, born March 14, 1924, in Seattle, Wash., died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005, at Meadow Park Care Center in Prescott.

A celebration of Wallace’s life will take place at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8, with visitation one hour prior at the Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home, 303 S. Cortez, Prescott. Burial will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 5 at Heritage Cemetery on Fain Road in Dewey.

Arrangements by Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home.

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