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Ronald Lee Dunbar - Mabel Ricci - Virginia “Ginny” Askerman - Paul Calloway - Mary Helen Smith -

Ronald Lee Dunbar passed away at the age of 74 on Feb. 7, 2006, at around 8:20 a.m. in Mesquite, Nevada.

He was born in Mesa, Arizona on November 21, 1931 to Robert Edwin Dunbar and Clista Mae Marler.

He is survived by two brothers; Gerald Dunbar and Warren Dunbar, four children; Carol Bonnett, Mark Dunbar, Janet French, Roger Dunbar and 13 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Perkinsville Road in Chino Valley, Ariz., at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006, with a visitation starting at 9:30 a.m. in the Relief Society Room.

Burial  will take place at the Chino Valley Cemetery following the service. Chino Valley Funeral Home is caring for the family.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Mabel Ricci, 98, was born in New York City on February 2, 1907, and was received by the Good Lord on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006.

She is preceded in death by all her contemporaries and her loving husband, Harry Sr.

She moved to Phoenix with her husband in 1960, was followed by all her children and grandchildren, and had recently relocated to the Prescott area with two of her sons and daughter.

She was a gracious, caring, and loving Mother survived by her five children, Harry Jr., Richard, Thomas, Leonard, and daughter Elaine. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, two nieces, and two nephews.

Our beloved Mother will be laid to rest adjacent to her husband in Resthaven Park Cemetery, Glendale, Ariz. A mass will be held Sat. Feb 18, 2006 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church 150 Fleury Ave. Prescott, Ariz. at 9:30 a.m.

Please make donations to the American Heart Association of Hospice of Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) at 3262 N. Windsong Drive, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314.

Services entrusted to Heritage Memory Mortuary, Prescott, Ariz.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Virginia “Ginny” Askerman died Feb. 6, 2006, at Yavapai Regional Medical Center, Prescott. She was born Sept. 4, 1937, in Washington, D.C., the daughter of Harry and Esther (Dahl) Bagby. Virginia was 68 years old.

Virginia and Doug moved to Prescott on Oct. 1, 2003, from Anchorage, Alaska. Ginny was very active in community affairs while living in Alaska. She was a member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and volunteered in her children’s schools, for food banks, and for League of Women Voters. She was a member of Prescott United Methodist Church, OSHER Life Long Learning Institute at Yavapai College and volunteered with the Heritage Nature Center.

She enjoyed time with people, especially her family, downhill skiing, her morning tea and watching birds. She saw the best in everyone and brought out those good qualities. After 44 years of living in Alaska, you could not go to a public place without running into a person who knew and liked Ginny. She cared about people and had a sense of justice, yet never said an unkind word about anyone. Every day she lived a chapter out of the content of her character and touched many with it.

Ginny is survived by her husband, Douglas; children, Christopher (Naomi) Flint of Lafayette, Colo., Bryan Flint of Tacoma, Wash., and Kevin Flint of Los Angeles, Calif.; sister Barbara (Robert) Schnabel of Grasonville, Md.; and grandchildren, Maya, Stefanie and Evan.

A Celebration of Virginia’s Life will take place at noon on Friday, Feb. 10, at Prescott United Methodist Church, 505 W. Gurley St., with visitation one hour prior.

Family suggests memorials in Virginia’s name to Yavapai Food Bank, 8400 E. Spouse Drive, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314. Ginny was very concerned that we were always capable of having a good meal and knowing where the next one was coming from, while there were others so much less fortunate that were going hungry—especially the children. Or to Friends of the Prescott Library, 215 E. Goodwin, Prescott, AZ 86301.

You are invited to sign the guest book and view a tribute for Ginny at www.ruffnerwakelin.net.

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home meeting is meeting the needs of the family.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Paul Calloway, of Sun City, born Oct. 31, 1928, in San Juan City, N.M., died Jan. 29, 2006, in Peoria.

Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at Grace Walk Community Church, 7840 W. Lower Buckeye Road, Phoenix.

Arrangements by Best Funeral Home, Peoria, Ariz.

Mary Helen Smith, 87, of Prescott Valley, born Feb. 9, 1918, in Kansas City, Mo., died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006.

Memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at Humboldt Bible Church, 2500 Old Black Canyon Highway, Humboldt.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that any contributions be made in her memory to The Building Fund, Humboldt Bible Church, P.O. Box 296, Humboldt, AZ 86329.