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John Eric Golden - Billie B. Brannock - Shaun Dominick Gingerich - Gloria J. Koch

John Eric Golden

John Eric Golden, 77, of Prescott Valley, gently passed away Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006. He is survived by his wife of 18-1/2 years; one son, three daughters, two stepdaughters, eight grandchildren and one great-grandson.

John served his country in the U.S. Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1955.

He earned a double Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master in European History. He taught Special Education to Junior High Students in 1985. In 1986 he went to work at Yavapai College, where he was an English and History Professor. In 1999 he was awarded Certificate of Recognition for Achievement. He also won the Tyca West Part-Time Teaching Excellence Award in 2003. His legacy is the YC faculty, students, friends and family whose lives he touched and changed. He is greatly missed.

Memorial will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006, at the VA Chapel on the VA hospital grounds in Prescott. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a contribution to the charity of your choice in John's name.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Billie B. Brannock

Billie B. Brannock, 80, of Prescott, born Oct. 19, 1925, in Lawrence, Kan., died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006, at Yavapai Regional Medical Center in Prescott.

Cremation will be at Bradshaw Crematory in Prescott Valley, and family services will take place in California.

Arrangements by Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home.

Shaun Dominick Gingerich

Shaun Dominick Gingerich, 19, of Prescott Valley, born Dec. 20, 1986, in Phoenix, Ariz., died Friday, Feb. 3, 2006, in Prescott Valley.

Celebration of Shaun's Life will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, in the Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home. Private cremation will take place at Bradshaw Crematory in Prescott Valley. Memorials preferred to Teen Challenge of Arizona, Phoenix Division.

Arrangements by Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home.

Gloria J. Koch

Gloria J. Koch, 72, of Prescott Valley, born Jan. 8, 1934, in Milwaukee, Wisc., died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006, in Prescott.

A visitation for family and friends will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at Sunrise Funeral Home, 8167 E. Highway 69, Prescott Valley, with a Rosary at 5:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place in honor of Gloria at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at St. Germaine Catholic Church, 7997 Dana Dr., Prescott Valley. Burial will be in Two Rivers, Wisc., at a later date.

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