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December 3, 2005

Cassandra “Sandy” Ann (Harmon) Addy

Cassandra “Sandy” Ann (Harmon) Addy was born July 21, 1949, and went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 23, 2005. Sandy was born in East Liverpool Ohio and lived there until she was five years old when the family moved to Phoenix.

She attended John F. Long elementary School. She graduated from Maryvale High School in 1967. She attended NAU where she received her B.S. in English History in 1975. Sandy met her future husband in college and the two were married July 9, 1973. They settled in Flagstaff, where Sandy worked for the city as a receptionist. The couple later moved to Prescott Valley where Sandy attended the Mingus Valley Presbyterian Church. Sandy was diagnosed with Childhood diabetes when she was six. Sandy lost sight in 1981. In 1988, she needed dialysis and required a kidney transplant. She adopted “Sidney,” her new kidney, donated by her brother Scott in 1989. The two celebrated “Sidney” every year.

Sandy volunteered in every Democratic campaign, starting with Eugene McCarthy in 1968. She also worked in most local elections. Sandy was very active in the “National Federation of the Blind. She served as an officer in her local chapter and attended many national conventions. She also went to Washington, DC to lobby for the NFB.

She was preceded in death by her father, Wayne Harmon; aunt and uncle, Grant and Gertrude Pinney; cousin, John Pinney; and aunt, Dorothy Harmon. She is survived by her husband, Jay Addy; her mother, Margaret Ann Harmon; brother, Scott Paul Harmon; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and many cousins.

She was a courageous wife, daughter, sister and aunt. She fought the disease of diabetes and was always cheerful, optimistic and always interested in what they were doing. She was a keeper of the family stories. She made it a point to send birthday cards to all of her extended family. She loved going to Carpenteria, Calif. for the annual family reunion and loved the potluck. She always had a smile on her face. She will be greatly missed by her husband, mother, brother, relatives, and everyone who was lucky enough to know her.

Services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 3rd, at the Mingus Valley Presbyterian Church, 8340 E. Leigh Dr., Prescott Valley. Burial will be at 3 p.m., at Greenwood Cemetery, 2200 block, West Van Buren, Phoenix.

(Information provided by survivors)

Gene Lamb

Gene Lamb, age 73, died Nov. 30, 2005, in Prescott Valley. He was born Dec. 13, 1931, in Corona, Calif., to Russell and Adeline (Xander) Lamb.

Gene worked as a plumber and steam fitter in the construction business. Gene and his wife, Mary Lou shared 54 years of marriage together.

Gene is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Lamb of Prescott Valley; sons, Stan and Russell Lamb; daughters, Debbie Lamb and Tammy Zaragosa; sister, Joan; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Services in honor of Gene will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005, at Sunrise Funeral Home’s Chapel, with Chaplain Carol Urbanski officiating.

The family suggests memorial contributions in Gene’s memory to your local American Cancer Society.

Arrangements entrusted to Sunrise Funeral Home. All friends and relatives are encouraged to visit for additional information and to sign the online guest book.

(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. Air Force 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)

Dr. Roger C. Slater, M.D.

Dr. Roger C. Slater, M.D., age 76, of Prescott, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005, at the University Medical Center in Tucson. Roger was born May 12, 1929, in Akron, Ohio, to Ernest and Elsie Morley Slater.

Roger served in the US Navy from 1946 to 1948. He attended Florida State University and became FSU’s 1st All American in 1950 for diving and repeated the honor in 1951. He was inducted into the FSU Hall of Fame in 1994. Roger attended medical school at Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University, graduating in 1955. He started his medical practice in Blythe, Calif., where he was Chief of Staff and Chief of Surgery at Palo Verde Hospital, where he practiced for over 40 years. He then “semi-retired” in Prescott in 1995.

Dr. Slater then became Medical Director for Yavapai County Long Term Care from 2002 to 2004. He loved life, flying, chess, Las Vegas, writing, reading and his family.

Surviving are his wife of 40 years, Judy of Prescott; children, Gidget (Pat) Schutte of Prescott, Kandee (Chris) Todd of Prescott, Buffy (John) Baer of Englewood, Colo., Sandy (Alma) Slater of Blythe, Calif., Rex (Betty) Slater of Blythe, Calif., Randy Ison of Indio, Calif., Ellen McCarran of Florida, Bruce (Jan Hogle) Slater of Madison, Wis.; brothers, Paul (Pita) of San Pedro, Calif. and Keith (Beatrice) of Long Beach, Calif.; sister, Joan Smith of Georgia; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A private family service will be held Saturday, Dec. 3.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations should be sent to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

The Hampton Funeral Home assisted the family with the arrangements.

(Information provided by survivors)

Vernon Pennington, 93, of Chino Valley, born Oct. 17, 1912, in Paris, Ark., died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005, at Yavapai Regional Medical Center in Prescott.

Services will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Roller Funeral Home in Paris, Ark. Further information is available at 479-963-6188.

Arrangements by Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home.

Pamela J. Popik, 58, of Paulden, born July 18, 1947, in Akron, Ohio, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, in Paulden.

Visitation and services took place on Dec. 1 at Heritage Memory Mortuary in Prescott, and burial was on Dec. 2 at the Heritage Memorial park in Dewey.

Arrangements by Heritage Memory Mortuary.

Robert Floyd Howlett, 83, of Prescott Valley, born July 25, 1922, in Syracuse, N.Y., died Friday, Nov. 25, 2005, in Prescott.

Celebration of life will take place at noon on Saturday, Dec. 3, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 3950 N. Valorie Dr., Prescott Valley.

Arrangements by Arizona Wakelin Bradshaw Funeral Chapel.

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