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Gerald Otto Cavallari - Frederick Dogka Doka, Sr. - Betty Jean Watson - Jewell Wesley Watson - June Vernall Burky

Gerald Otto Cavallari

Gerald Otto Cavallari, age 71, died at his home on Feb. 22, 2006. Gerald was born the youngest of five children to Otto Mikel and Amelia Ohm Cavallari on May 13, 1934, in Buffalo, N.Y. The family moved to California when he was 12.

Jerry graduated from La Jolla High School in San Diego, Calif., where he met and married his high school sweetheart Beverly Jean Hayes. The couple married in 1955 at Pacific Beach, Calif. They were soon blessed with three children. Jerry worked as a journeyman glazer for Local Union 1399 of El Cajon, Calif.

In l992, after retiring Jerry and Beverly moved to Payson. The couple enjoyed many years of traveling to new places, including Europe. In 2001 they relocated to Prescott Valley where they now make their home. Jerry enjoyed the outdoors and sharing new places with his family. He was a gifted stained glass artisan.

He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Beverly J. Cavallari; children, Michael Jay Cavallari of Ramona, Calif., Jeanie Sue Abarca of Escondido, Calif., and Jerri Ann Cessna of Fairfield, Calif.; two sisters, Violet Saraceno and Isabel Corbett of San Diego, Calif.; and seven grandchildren.

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

(Information provided by survivors.)

Frederick Dogka Doka, Sr.

Frederick Dogka Doka, Sr. passed away in his sleep on Feb. 21, 2006. He was 82 years old at the time of his death. He was born Dec. 11, 1923, at Fort McDowell, Arizona.

Mr. Dogka Doka was born and raised on the Fort McDowell Reservation. Frederick was very proud to be a Native American and an Elder member of the Fort McDowell Nation. He attended the Esquella Indian School in Tucson and the Phoenix Indian School.

He served in the United States Army and he was stationed in Iceland. Upon his honorable discharge he returned to Fort McDowell Nation. A cowboy, farmer, roper, bull rider and veteran. Before his retirement, he worked as a construction worker throughout Arizona constructing highways, bridges, and other construction projects. He worked in the mines in Dewey and Miami, Arizona.

Mr. Dogka Doka was a skilled carpenter, barber, and auto mechanic. He built his family's house on the Yavapai Prescott Indian Reservation. This was his family's home for many years.

Frederick was preceded in death by his parents Dock and Florence Dogka, daughter, Sharon Ann Hunter, and son, Stuart Paul Doka.

Survivors include his wife, Eleanor Doka of 59 years; son, Frederick E. Doka Jr. of Carmichael, Calif; daughters, Janet Jones, of Prescott and Rebecca Doka-Jaime also of Prescott. He has 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren, many nephews, cousins, and nieces of Fort McDowell Nation.

Visitation will be held Friday, Feb. 24, at the Messenger Funeral Home in Fountain Hills, Ariz. from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorial Service will be held Feb. 25, 2006, at 10 a.m. at the Fort McDowell Recreation Center, Fort McDowell, Arizona. A military graveside service will be at the Fort McDowell Cemetery.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Betty Jean Watson

Betty Jean Watson, 68, of Mayer, born Nov. 1, 1937, in San Jose, Ariz., died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006, in Prescott Valley.

No services are planned at this time.

Arrangements by Chino Valley Funeral Home.

Jewell Wesley Watson

Jewell Wesley Watson, 69, of Mayer, born Nov. 16, 1936, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006, in Prescott Valley.

No services are planned at this time.

Arrangements by Chino Valley Funeral Home.

June Vernall Burky

June Vernall Burky, 75, of Prescott Valley, born Oct. 9, 1930, in El Paso, Texas, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2006, in Prescott Valley.

Private cremation took place at the Bradshaw Crematory in Prescott Valley.

Arrangements by Wakelin Bradshaw Chapel.

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