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Kathleen Iree (Kip) Casey - Janett May Gudme ­ Patricia Coomer ­ Eileen Blockinger ­ Richard "Dick" Walter Charon - Clare G. Goodrich

Kathleen Iree (Kip) Casey

Kathleen Iree (Kip) Casey, 69, of Crown King, peacefully passed away on Feb. 18, 2006.

Kip was born in Long Beach, Calif., Nov 30, 1936, to Lamar and Dorothy Powell. To have met Kip was to know the magic that was left within you, that magic that was so part of who she was. She believed in dreams and she fulfilled those dreams one after another, never seeing the road as laborious but rather as a magnificent journey.

Kip is survived by her loving husband, Dallas M. Casey; daughters Kristy Lynn (James) Behan, and Linda Drew Colvin-Shields (Steve); sons Bret Dean Paulus, and Greg Gordon (Jill) Paulus; brothers John E. Powell and Seth Gordon "Buck" (Georgia) Ely Jr; grandchildren Holly Drew (Jerry) Gould, Ashley Erin Evans-Avery, Max Von Paulus, and Julia Marie Paulus; great-grandchildren Lauren, Allison and Riley Gould, Madison and Katelyn Avery, and 2 more on the way.

Most of what we learn in this life, we learn from those whom we admire. What we learned from Kip was the infinite worth of a smile, and the absolute serenity and dignity discovered within true courage. When someone passes you not only begin to miss them, but you also begin to miss that which made them unique. If a person's life is defined by the memories that are left behind, then Kathleen Casey will be remembered as a colorful mosaic of thousands of kind gestures. She was always there, always busy, always up to something magical. We will miss our loving mother, devoted wife, and kind friend, and her many special gifts until we meet again. Kip was able to see to the care of her mother, Dorothy Lavene Ely, 90, until Dorothy's passing on Jan 8, 2006.

The Arizona Wakelin Bradshaw Chapel assisted the family with arrangements.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Janett May Gudme

Janett May Gudme, 99, died on Feb, 21, 2006, at the Prescott Valley Samaritan Center. She was born June 5, 1906, in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada.

She became a citizen of the United States in 1929. She enjoyed crafts, dancing, singing and was a gifted pianist.

Janett is survived by her two children, Marion Frances (Franklin O. Jr.) Young of Dewey, and Donald Frederick (Barbara) Bailey of Las Vegas, Nev.; three grandsons, Dale Young of Chino Valley, and Steven Bailey and Gerald Simmons both of Las Vegas, Nev.

Private graveside services will be held on Feb. 24, 2006, at Heritage Memorial Park in Dewey.

Arrangements entrusted to Sunrise Funeral Home. All friends and relatives are encouraged to visit www.sunrisefuneralhome.com for additional information and to sign the online guestbook.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Patricia Coomer

Patricia Coomer, 79, of Chino Valley, born Dec. 1, 1926, in Chicago, Ill., died Monday, Feb. 20, 2006, in Prescott.

Commemoration service in honor of Patricia will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, March 3, at St. Paul's Anglican Church in Prescott.

Arrangements by Sunrise Funeral Home.

Eileen Blockinger

Eileen Blockinger, 73, of Prescott, born July 3, 1932, in Toledo, Ohio, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2006, at Prescott Samaritan Village Care Center in Prescott.

A Celebration of Eileen's life and gathering reception will take place at a later date at the Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home. Private cremation at Bradshaw Crematory in Prescott Valley.

Arrangements by Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home.

Richard "Dick" Walter Charon

Richard "Dick" Walter Charon, 79, of Chino Valley, born Sept. 29, 1926, in Cloquet, Minn., died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006, in Chino Valley.

Visitation will be at noon on Monday, Feb. 27, at the Bob Stump VA Medical Center Chapel, Prescott. Funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. at the same location. Burial will be at Prescott National Cemetery at a later date.

Arrangements by Arizona Wakelin Bradshaw Funeral Home.

Clare G. Goodrich

Clare G. Goodrich, 85, of Prescott Valley, born Jan. 23, 1921, in Decatur, Mich., died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006, in Phoenix.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Bethel Baptist Church, 6901 Horizon Lane, Prescott Valley.

Arrangements by Greenwood Mortuary, Phoenix.

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