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Lorraine Gonzalez - Delma Eugene Guthrie - Warren “Swede” Svendsen - Eleanor G. Abell-JohnsonJune Mitchell -

Eleanor G. Abell-Johnson died Nov. 14, 2005, at Las Fuentes Resort. She was born Nov. 18, 1916, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of William H. and Grace M. (Parkes) Bender. Eleanor would have celebrated her 89th birthday Friday.

Eleanor was a very gifted and active woman; her creative and artistic side was as an accomplished classical pianist, an artist working in oils, and a ballet dancer. She was also an avid golfer, bowler, and a wonderful cook and enjoyed a good hand of bridge. Eleanor was a member of National TTT, National League of Pen Women, Scots of Prescott and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She was very proud of her work with the Sun City Sheriff’s Posse and having been President of Pen Women. She was most proud of her family.

Eleanor is survived by her daughter, Roberta (Albert) Landeck of Prescott; son, Dr. William (Patricia Nicol) Abell of Anderson, Ind.; sister, Theresa (Gerry) Miller of Chippeafalls, Wis.; grandchildren, Gregory, Susan, Albert, Jennifer and Deborah and nine great-grandchildren. Eleanor was widowed three times, Austin in 1973, Clayton in 1976, and Herbert in 1987. Her brother, Frank and great-granddaughter, Miranda also preceded her in death.

The family and friends will gather from 4 to 6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 18, at the Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home, 303 S. Cortez.

A celebration of Eleanor’s life will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home with a sharing of memories and reception following in the Carriage House.

Grave dedication will be graveside 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 21, at Sunland Cemetery, 15826 Del Webb Blvd., Sun City, AZ.

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home was entrusted with Eleanor’s services.

Visit to sign the guest book or view a tribute to Eleanor.

(Information provided by survivors.)

June Mitchell, age 73, of Chino Valley, passed away Nov. 10, 2005, after a short battle with cancer. She was born in Bridgeport, Conn., on May 15, 1932, to Dutch immigrants.

She moved to Phoenix in the 1940s. There she met and married the love of her life, Victor Mitchell, who preceded her in death four years ago.

Besides being a loving mother and wife, she was also very involved in the Catholic Church. She was a member of St. Agnes Church in Phoenix where she sang in the choir for 10 years. In Chino Valley, she became a lector and a Eucharistic minister at St. Catherines Laboure. Her interests included, sewing, gardening, bird watching and her substantial collection of anything delft.

She was the mother of 10 children, Michael (Sue), Kathy, Mark (Eileen), Debby (Wayne), Becky (James), Paul (Jen), David (Tina), Julie, Vicky, also a son, Beanie, who preceded her in death 23 years ago. She was grandma to 18 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

We will miss you, Mom, but we know you have found peace in Heaven with Daddy.

A memorial service was held yesterday.

Donations can be made to Hospice Family Care, 100 E. Sheldon, Suite 100, Prescott, AZ 86301.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Warren “Swede” Svendsen, 84, of Prescott, born Dec. 5, 1920, in Staples, Minn., died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2005, in Prescott.

A Masonic celebration of Swede’s life will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, at Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home in Prescott. Aztlan Lodge #1 will preside and military honors rendered by Post #6 American Legion in Prescott. A private cremation took place at Bradshaw Crematory in Prescott Valley.

Arrangements by Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home.

Delma Eugene Guthrie, 73, of Paulden, born Oct. 6, 1932, in Decatur, Ala., died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005, in Prescott.

A private cremation took place at the Wakelin Bradshaw Crematory. Full obituary to run at a later date with service information. Burial at a later date at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, Phoenix.

The Wakelin Bradshaw Chapel assisted the family with arrangements.

Lorraine Gonzalez, 45, of Phoenix (formerly of Prescott), born March 19, 1960, in Phoenix, died Monday, Nov. 14, 2005, in Phoenix.

Visitation will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17, at A. L. Moore Grimshaw Bethany Chapel, 710 W. Bethany Home Road, Phoenix. Funeral service will be at 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 18, at the same location.

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