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Fern V. Lightle - Refugio (Ralph) Marcial Rodarte - Stanley Rutt - Charm Kwis

Fern V. Lightle

Fern V. Lightle, 88, a resident of Albuquerque, N.M. for the past four years and a former resident of Prescott, Ariz. for 27 years, died Saturday, August 26, 2006.

She is survived by her five sons, Paul David Lightle and wife, Millie of Corrales, N.M., Charles Craig Lightle of Tijeras, N.M., Mark L. Lightle and wife, Margie of Farmington, N.M., Calvin Brian Lightle of Albuquerque, N.M. and Kim L. Lightle and wife, Sheryl of Tijeras, N.M.; ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and brother Kenneth Vermillion of Tucson, Ariz.

Her husband of 63 years, Paul C. Lightle, preceded Fern in death.

Fern was a graduate of Arizona State University and later became a member of the Mountain Artists Guild and Yavapai Women in the Arts.

Cremation has taken place and private family services will be held.

French Mortuary, Inc., Albuquerque, N.M. assisted the family with arrangements.

Refugio (Ralph) Marcial Rodarte

Refugio (Ralph) Marcial Rodarte passed away peacefully on August 27, 2006. Ralph was born July 4, 1921, in Sierra Mohada, Coahila, Mexico to Augustine Sr. and Isabel Rodarte.

Ralph is survived by wife Amalia (Mollie), daughter-in-law Irene Rodarte, three children and seven grandchildren; daughter Margo (Kurt) Malizio and their four children and 10 grandchildren; daughter Patricia; daughter Regina (Kevin) Schuller, two daughters, one son, one grandchild; daughter Mary Helen (Ramon) Yanez, their two daughters and one grandson, daughter Chris (Howard) Connor, two daughters and a son; son Matthew (Lisa) Rodarte, their three sons and grandchild.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 29, 2006, from 6 to 7 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. at Heritage Memory Mortuary, 131 Grove Ave., Prescott. Mass will be held Wednesday, August 30, 2006, at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 150 Fleury Ave., Prescott, Ariz. with burial to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to American Legion Post 6, 202 S. Pleasant St., Prescott 86303.

Services entrusted to Heritage Memory Mortuary, Prescott.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Stanley Rutt

Stanley Rutt, 79, of Prescott, Ariz., passed away on August 27, 2006, at the V.A.M.C. in Prescott, Ariz. Stanley was born March 11, 1927, in Chicago, Ill. Graveside services will be at the Arizona National Memorial Cemetery in Phoenix on August 30 at 9:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the American Red Cross, Grand Canyon Center Chapter Northwest District. 1020 Sandretto Drive, Prescott, Ariz. 86305.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Hampton Funeral Home.

Charm Kwis

Charm Kwis, 97, of Prescott, Ariz., born June 19, 1909, in Palestine, Texas, died August 26, 2006, in Prescott Valley, Ariz.

Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Friday, September 1, 2006, at Mountain View Cemetery in Prescott.

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home assisted the family with final arrangements.