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Mitchell Adam Dubow - Frederick “Rick” Troy Malinowski - James F. Thrift (Jimmy) - Alexander Michael Monroe - Harvey Wellton Maulden - Jerri A. Dorr - Mark E. Williams - Thomas “Tommy” R. Payne - Hube

Mitchell Adam Dubow died Jan. 11, 2006, at Scottsdale Hospital. He was born March 24, 1922, in Portsmouth, Va., the son of Morris and Dora (Sykes) Dubow. Mitchell was 83 years old.

Mitchell proudly served in the United States Army during World War II in the European Theatre. He moved to Prescott 16 years ago, upon his retirement as a judge from the District Court of Minnesota.

Mitchell was very active in the community, especially the Friends of the Prescott Public Library, serving as President and a Board Member. He enjoyed listening to classical music, playing bridge and discussing politics.

Mitchell was a devoted husband and father, an unselfish and dedicated man whose living example of love, kindness and devotion was an inspiration to his family and friends. He married Barbara Cohen on May 8, 1947, and their marriage and family were the center of his life.

Mitchell is survived by his daughters, Nancy Dubow of Prescott and Ondine Webb De Mer (Evan Saunders) of Seattle, Wash.; son Robert (Jacqueline) Dubow of Arlington, Va.; grandchildren Paul and Clara; and nieces Andee and Donna. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara, in June of 2005, daughter, Debra Dubow, and brother, Bemie Dubow.

Private family services with cremation at Bradshaw Crematory, Prescott Valley.

The family suggests memorials in Mitchell’s name to The Mends of the Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin, Prescott, Arizona, 86303

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home is meeting the family’s needs.

You are invited to visit to sign Mitchell’s guest book.

(Information provided by survivors)

Frederick “Rick” Troy Malinowski, age 46, of Prescott Valley, passed away in his home on or about Jan. 7, 2006. The cause is still unknown.

Rick was born on Feb. 5, 1959 in the early morning hours at Yavapai Regional Medical Center in Prescott. He lived most of his life in the Prescott area. He was born to Gregory and Carolyn (Edwards) Malinowski.

He left behind two sons, Casey Malinowski and Logan Malinowski, along with his sister, Cathy (Scott) Day and his parents, Gregory and Rochelle Malinowski. He has one niece, Lana Day, and one nephew, Greg Day, who loves to play guitar just like his Uncle Rick.

Rick loved his motorcycles since his first one at 7 years old. He loved the outdoors and camping. He was not one to wait for life to happen; he went with it and lived every moment to the fullest. He loved his sons and they both walk just like him, on their tiptoes with a little bounce. Rick was the first with a joke or a silly saying to make you smile.

He had a talent for nick-naming everyone he met. 501 Levi brand jeans were the only pants acceptable for him throughout his life. He graduated from Prescott High School in 1977 and started working in the marble trade, working most of his life in the tri-city area. He also worked in the construction and cement trade, and at the time of his death he was back full swing in the marble industry again, working for Precision Marble. He loved to play guitar, go shopping, play pool and even tried to be a cowboy when he was younger and rode bulls. Fear was not his style. He will truly be missed by so many.

Rick’s family would like to give special thanks to Tim Michelbrink for all his help and for being a lifelong friend and mentor to Rick, and to Butch Hampton for his incredible help to all of us in this extreme time of need. Many thanks for their love and concern.

A memorial service will be held at the Goldwater Lake Pavilion on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 2 pm. Refreshments will be served. Please come celebrate his life with his family and friends and say farewell to his free-spirited ways. There will never be another like him. He was an original.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations to the Prescott High School Music Department, Instrumental Music Program, 1050 N Ruth St., Prescott, AZ 86301.

The Hampton Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.

(Information provided by survivors)

James F. Thrift (Jimmy), an Arizona native for 83 years, succumbed to a massive stroke on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006. He was born in Phoenix July 15, 1922. His parents were Sylvester and Margaret. He went to St Mary’s Grade school and during this time he contracted spinal meningitis, which was epidemic in Phoenix. This illness resulted in his total deafness. Learning to communicate with lip reading and hand signs, he taught his family and friends these communication skills. After grade school, he went to and graduated from St. Mary’s High School.

Later, Jimmy was a member of the York weight-lifting team and became an accomplished body builder and fitness advocate.

During World War II, he became a free-lance photographer working for the U.S. government at the German Prison Camp at Papago Park. While at the interment camp, many of his photo images were chronicled in national and international publications. Jimmy later worked for Capital Litho and retired from the Arizona Republic.

After retirement, his lifelong dream was to move to Prescott Valley and pursue his interest in organic gardening and photography. This he did until his recent death.

Jimmy is survived by his sister, Sr. Margaret Frances (Helen) Thrift with the order of St. Joseph in Los Angeles, his niece and nephews, Mrs. Mary Ann Palmer and husband Jerry of Phoenix, Tom Thrift of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Dr. Robert Thrift of Phoenix, Dr. William Thrift and wife Kathy of Prescott and his grand niece and nephews Nicole Thrift of Phoenix, Ben Thrift of Ashland, Ore., Jake and Greer Palmer of Phoenix.

The funeral will be graveside at Saint Frances Cemetery, Phoenix on Friday, Jan. 20, at 10:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, please make a much-needed donation to the Arizona Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing, 602-542-3323.

(Information provided by survivors)

Alexander Michael Monroe, infant son of Michael and Amanda Monroe, 16 days old, of Prescott Valley, was welcomed into heaven on Jan. 12, 2006. His beautiful arrival to this earth was on Dec. 27, 2005.

Alex was loved by all he left behind, his mother and father, Mike and Mandie; his big brother, Anthony; grandparents, R. William and Kathryn Moore and William J. and Elvira Monroe; aunts and uncles, Steve and Jennea Moore, Bill Monroe, and Lisa and Steven Felhimer; first cousins Saryna and Steven Moore Jr.; many great aunts and uncles and an abundance of second and third cousins.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 150 Fleury Ave., Prescott. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to National Bank of Arizona account #0433018919 to assist the family with their medical expenses.

Hampton Funeral Home was entrusted with the funeral arrangements.

(Information provided by survivors)

Harvey Wellton Maulden, 77, of Prescott Valley, born March 23, 1928, in Wellton, Ariz., died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2006, at Veterans Administration Medical Center in Prescott.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20, at Palo Verde Cemetery in Blythe, Calif.

Arrangements by Heritage Memory Mortuary.

Jerri A. Dorr, 68, of Prescott, born Sept. 15, 1937, in Faucet, Mo., died Sunday, Jan. 15, in Prescott.

Services will take place this summer in Colorado.

Arrangements by Chino Valley Funeral Home.

Mark E. Williams, 51, of Chino Valley, born June 5, 1954, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2006, in Prescott.

Private family services will take place.

Arrangements by Chino Valley Funeral Home.

Thomas “Tommy” R. Payne, 75, of Chino Valley, born Jan. 25, 1930, in Oakland, Calif., died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006, in Chino Valley

Private services will take place at a later date.

Arrangements by Chino Valley Funeral Home.

Hubert L. “Les” Gibbins, 77, of Chino Valley, born Sept. 26, 1928, in Peoria, Ill., died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006, in Chino Valley.

Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Bob Stump V.A. Chapel.

Arrangements by Chino Valley Funeral Home.

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