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Tony Medina

On July 20, 2005, after a lengthy illness, Tony Medina began his ascension home. Tone, as he was known to friends and family, was born on Nov. 5, 1934, to James G. and Mary Medina. He was both born and raised in Prescott.

Tony served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1955 at the age of 16 during the Korean War, where he was aboard the destroyer U.S.S. Mansfield. Tony traveled around the world and crossed the equator three times. He ventured to Australia, Japan, the Philippines and other countries. Tony was a proud, decorated and honored combat veteran who treasured America. After his service, Tony worked in the Arizona mining industry as an underground miner. He loved his family, nature, boxing and life. Tony fed any wild animals he came into contact with. He was a pundit of modern history and always enjoyed a good anecdote. Tony will always be remembered as a man of great dignity who valued loyalty, respect, reciprocation and his convictions.

Tony Medina is survived by his wife, Carol; sons, Michael (Becky), Chad (Michelle), and Joey; daughter, Lorrie Pieratt (Dan); three grandchildren, Jason, Derek and Logan; brothers, Pilar, Joe; and sisters, Betty, Dolores. He also had numerous nephews and nieces.

Tony’s family thanks each other and their friends for their nurturing during this time. Especially Tony’s wife, Carol, brother, Pilar (affectionately known to the family as “Uncle Chito”) and his aforementioned children. May the good Lord continue to bless you with strength, vision, and courage.

Visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 25th, at Hampton Funeral Home. A Rosary will follow the visitation at 7:30 p.m. A Mass will conclude the celebration at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 26th, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Reception following the graveside burial at Mountain View Cemetery will be held at Sacred Heart Church.

The Hampton Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Robert H. Zuhlke

Robert H. Zuhlke, age 86, of Prescott, died Tuesday, July 19, 2005, at Yavapai Regional Medical Center. Robert was born June 18, 1919, in Montello, Wis., the son of William and Mae (Sutfin) Zuhlke.

Robert was a WWII veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed woodworking and gardening. Robert was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Robert is survived by his wife, Frances of Prescott; a son, Gerald of Upland, Calif.; grandson, Jay; two great-grandsons, Zak and Jake; a brother, Harold; and two sisters, Doris Standish and Charlotte Boomsma.

A memorial service and celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 25th, at the Solid Rock Center of the First Baptist Church. Pastor Dan Flood will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be sent to the First Baptist Church. These donations will be forwarded, by the church, to the American Cancer Society.

The Hampton Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Jean Crawford, 85, of Prescott, born Jan. 24, 1920, in McPherson, Kan., died Wednesday, July 20, 2005, in Prescott.

A memorial service celebration will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 30, at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Prescott. Private cremation will be at Bradshaw Crematory in Prescott Valley.

Arrangements by Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home.

Greg Pilgrim, 57, of Mayer, born Jan. 12, 1948, in Denver, Colo., died Wednesday, July 20, 2005, in Mayer.

A private cremation took place at Arizona Wakelin Bradshaw Crematory.

Charles F. Biery, 69, of Prescott, born July 11, 1936, in Altadena, Calif., died Monday, July 18, 2005, in Prescott.

Private cremation will be at Bradshaw Crematory in Prescott Valley.

Arrangements by Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home.

Lucille Anne Perrenoud, 71, of Prescott Valley, born Sept. 14, 1933, in Missouri, died Tuesday, July 19, 2005, in Prescott.

Private cremation took place at Arizona Wakelin Bradshaw Crematory.

Lowell Newton Bunyard, 86, of Merkel, Texas, born Jan. 12, 1919, in Quinton, Okla., died Tuesday, July 19, 2005, in Prescott.

Private cremation took place at Arizona Wakelin Bradshaw Crematory.

Kenneth Freeland Evans, 54, of Chino Valley, born April 19, 1951, in Bristow, Okla., died Saturday, July 16, 2005, in Prescott.

A celebration of Mr. Evans’ life will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 23, at the Bob Stump V.A. Medical Center Chapel in Prescott. Private cremation was at Bradshaw Crematory in Prescott Valley. Private burial of the cremated remains will take place at a later date.

Arrangements by Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home.

Nancy Ruth Brannon, 78, of Prescott, born Nov. 10, 1926, in Columbia, Pa., died Wednesday, July 20, 2005, in Prescott.

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, July 25, at the Hampton Funeral Home.

Marion William Allen, 75, of Prescott, born Jan. 8, 1930, in Walker, Mo., died Monday, July 18, 2005, in Prescott.

A celebration of Mr. Allen’s life will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 1, at the Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home in Prescott. American Legion Post #6 will provide military honors. Private interment will be at a later date at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix.

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