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6:43 AM Wed, Nov. 14th

John W. Everhart - Eulalia Gomez - William Clyde Slayton - Russell D. Taylor - Kitty Balow - Donald Earl Hull - Frances G. Blalock

John W. Everhart, 85, born March 1, 1920, in Indiana, died Dec. 9, 2005, in Prescott.

Private cremation will take place at the Bradshaw Crematory in Prescott Valley.

Arrangements by Arizona Ruffner-Wakelin Funeral Home.

Eulalia Gomez, 74, of Prescott Valley, born May 20, 1931, in Mexico, died Dec. 9, 2005, in Prescott Valley.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, at St. Germaine’s Catholic Church, with a 7 p.m. Rosary service. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 19, at St. Germaine’s Catholic Church in Prescott Valley. Burial will be in Ceballos Durango, Mexico.

Arrangements by Arizona Wakelin Bradshaw chapel.

William Clyde Slayton, 87, of Prescott Valley, born July 29, 1918, in Seminole, Okla., died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2005, in Prescott.

A Memorial Celebration of Life Service will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 19, at the VA Chapel with Military Honors accorded by the American Legion Post #6. Interment will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, Phoenix.

Arrangements by Arizona Wakelin Bradshaw Chapel.

Russell D. Taylor, 85, of Prescott Valley, born March 12, 1920, in Shepherd, Mich., died Friday, Dec. 9, 2005, in Prescott.

A private cremation took place at the Bradshaw Crematory in Prescott Valley. Inurnment will be at a later date in the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, Phoenix.

Arrangements by Arizona Wakelin Bradshaw Chapel.

Kitty Balow, loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away on Dec. 13, 2005, at Yavapai Regional Medical Center.

A descendant of an early 1860s pioneer family, Kitty was born on June 1, 1941, to Roy and Ada Bacon Steele in Kingman and received her education in Mohave County.

Dale and Kitty met on Sept. 3, 1961, in Williams and were married Sept. 13, 1961. They spent mre than 45 happy years together.

Kitty excelled in making a truly warm and loving home, not only for her family and relatives, but for friends and strangers alike.

Survivors include husband, Dale H. Balow; one daughter, Bonnie Tyree and son-in-law, Joe Tyree; two sons, Buddy (Dale Roy) Balow, Ben Balow and Renee Lieffort; a sister, Norma Isaacs; four grandsons, Eph Balow, Ian Kitterman, Dylon Tyree, Ben Balow and many nieces and nephews.

Hampton Funeral Home assisted the family in the final arrangements.

A celebration of Kitty’s life will be held at 1 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005, in the American Lutheran Church located at 1085 Scott Drive, in Prescott.

Interment will be held at 1:30 p.m., on Monday, Dec. 19, 2005, at the Skull Valley Cemetery.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Donald Earl Hull, age 85, died Friday, Dec. 2, 2005, at his home at Las Fuentes Resort Village, after a long battle with melanoma. He was born Jan. 9, 1920, in Findlay, Ohio. He was the youngest of four sons born to Andrew J. and Edith Winebrenner Hull. At the age of three, his family moved to Laramie, Wyo., where he lived through his school years.

Don attended the University of Wyoming before enlisting in the Army Air Corps in 1941. After extensive training he received his commission and served in various locations in the U.S. and Guam and was honorably discharged as a First Lieutenant in 1946. He married Mardell Stewart in June of that year. He received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wyoming in 1947.

He spent 34 years working for Phillips Petroleum Company in Oklahoma, Utah, Pennsylvania and Texas, moving to Prescott to retire in 1981.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mardell; children, Donna of St. Louis, Mo., Gregory of Sedona, Deborah of Salt Lake City, Utah, Barbara of Gallup, N.M.; and grandchildren, Elizabeth, Rebekah, Marcy, Colin and Aidan.

Don was a member of Prescott Noon Lions, Sister City and First Congregational Church, where he sang in the choir for 24 years. He loved to travel and had many interests including fishing and photography.

A memorial service is planned for Dec. 20, 2005, at 10 a.m., at the First Congregational Church, 216 E. Gurley, Prescott.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to YRMC Hospice, 3262 N. Windsong Drive, Prescott Valley, AZ 86312 or the Music Department of First Congregational Church.

Hampton Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Frances G. Blalock, age 86, of Prescott, passed away on Dec. 11, 2005, at Prescott Samaritan Village. Frances was born May 11, 1919, the daughter of Joseph and Josephine (Crupi) Apollo in Milwaukee, Wis.

She moved with her family to Phoenix in 1947. After her children were grown, she moved to Prescott in 1962. Frances worked for the Veterans Administration as a food service handler in the Dietary department and she retired in 1976.

Frances is survived by her son, Jack (Ann) Reeves of Mesa; daughter, Joanne Moorhouse of Prescott; grandchildren, Willie, Mark, Kellie and Sherri; 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Frances is also survived by her sister, Angeline Savage of Sun City and her brother, John Apollo of Milwaukee, Wis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Reeves; her parents; her oldest son, Robert Reeves; three brothers, Andrew (Elaine) Apollo, Samuel (Jenny) Apollo and Paul (Myrtle) Apollo; two sisters, Mary (Ralph) Brock and Josephine (Forest) Schubel.

Frances is loved and missed, but will not be forgotten as her legacy lives on.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, Dec. 17, from 10 to 11 a.m., with funeral services starting at 11 a.m., at the Hampton Funeral Home.

The family wishes to especially thank the YRMC Hospice for their loving care.

The Hampton Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.

(Information provided by survivors.)