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James Michael "Mike" Fry - Dorothy Elaine Dobson - Howard D. Hinson, Sr. - Willie Lawrence Reed - S. Jane Wintermoyer

James Michael "Mike" Fry

James Michael "Mike" Fry age 59, of Dayton, Ohio, and formerly of Prescott, Ariz., answered the calling of the Lord on Wednesday, July 19, 2006. Mike spent the happiest 11 years of his life in Prescott, where he worked as a ranchhand training horses and cattle. He loved the mountains, the eagles and enjoyed many sleepless nights staring at the stars in the Heavens above the Western skies. While residing in Dayton, Mike coached Dayton View Little League Baseball and was a member of V.F.W. Post 5018. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert "Bob" and Margaret Fry; one sister Sandy Goodpaster; former father-in-law, Roy Williams; and former brother-in-law, John Maynard. Leaving to carry on his legacy of love are his two brothers Mostyn and Doug (Dawn) Fry; one sister, Anita Edwards, one brother-in-law, Danny Goodpaster; four children, Kyle Fry (fiancee Kelly Delello), Scott (Candace) Fry, Kristine (Rigo) Muro and Jamie Fry (fiance Michael Frieszell); former wife, Brenda Smith; former in-laws, Wanda Williams and Connie Everhart; 12 grandchildren Brijana, Thomas, Misty, Sophia, Kenneth, Scott Jr., Selena, Katherine, Kamryn, Brooklyn, Noah, and a baby girl arriving soon; two great-granddaughters, Maricella and Arijhana; two nieces, Dawn and Angie; six nephews, Erik, Matthew, Billy, Mark, Ben and Keith; Native American blood-brother, Harley; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Memorial services are at 1 p.m., Saturday, July 22, 2006, at St. Andrew Episcopal Church 1060 Salem. Ave., Dayton. Revs. George Kimani and Jane Gerdsen co-officiating. Private inurnment in Arizona. In lieu of flowers, please give contributions to the Diabetes Association or the Heart and Lung Association in Mike's memory. Arrangements in care of Newcomer Funeral Home, Kettering Chapel. To send a special message to the family, visit

(Information provided by survivors.)

Dorothy Elaine Dobson

Dorothy Elaine Dobson, born in Rock Falls, Illinois, in 1934 to Joseph and Mary McCallister. Mom was one of ten kids. Brother and sisters were Don, Joe, Bill, Kenny Keith, Louise, Josie, Barb and Sandi. She was married to Leslie Lynn Dobson on October 12, 1951, and was married 54 years this last October. They had four kids, Dale, Leslie, Rhonda and Bobby, who will all miss her dearly. She had 11 grandchildren, Leslie Jr., Rosie, Dale Jr., Aaron, Jewel, Jason, Lisa, Ryan, Shawn, Dennis and Lydia. Grandma always said, "Give my kids a kiss." She had 12 great-grandchildren, Tyler, Alyssa, Tony, Katauni, Anthony, Lucas, Jared, Karissa, Mariah, David, Karina and Carmen. Mom will be greatly missed, and we will remember to give the kids a kiss for her. God bless mom.

Services will be Saturday, July 22, 2006, at Chino Valley Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m. with a viewing one hour prior to service.

Chino Valley Funeral Home assisted the family.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Howard D. Hinson, Sr.

Howard D. Hinson, Sr., 88, a long-time Prescott resident and downtown businessman, died July 13, 2006, at The Margaret T. Morris Center.

He was born Aug. 25, 1917. in Delmont, S.D.. to Euel G. and Ethel L. (Wheatley) Hinson, the fourth of five sons.

Howard grew up in Butler, Bates County, Missouri. There he was self-employed in a poultry and produce business. He married Elizabeth Ann (Betty) Sheppard in September 1939. Seeking a healthier climate, they moved to Prescott in 1949.

Howard was a prime example of a small-town citizen-businessman. He began a retail store on Whiskey Row named The Holiday Shop, a downtown business that continued for more than 50 years; and operated the Highland Hotel, at which location accommodations have been offered for over a century.

His store offered a downtown source for hunting and fishing supplies and licenses, firearms, ammunition, and archery items; uniforms, shoes, equipment, and trophies for sports of all seasons. For many years the Holiday Shop was a back-to-school stop to get the gym clothes for required physical education classes. In addition, he offered Native American jewelry, blankets, baskets, and moccasins, as well as other "curios," for local residents and tourists who visited the downtown plaza. Many became acquainted at his store and came to appreciate his cheerful and courteous manner, honesty and fair dealing, quick wit, and unique humor.

He supported countless community activities, including Prescott Little Leagues in the early days of that organization. He served as a Prescott City Councilman from 1968-1972. He was a member of the Sheriff's Posse, and a lifetime member of the Prescott Noon Lion's Club. He was the last surviving founding member of the Hassayampa Investment Club.

Howard and Betty, his wife of over 51 years, raised their four children in Prescott and supported their education in the local schools. They were familiar faces in the smaller, more closely acquainted Prescott community of the 1950's and 60's. Following Betty's passing, Howard married Doris Snell-Hinson, who brought him a wonderful and loving relationship, and graced him with the addition of her loving family.

Howard's wife Betty and his brothers, Laris, Robert, and Harold "Buck" Hinson, passed before him. Surviving are his wife Doris, of Prescott; brother C. M. "Chuck" Hinson (Lucille) of Rogers, Ark.; half-brother John Hinson (Mary) of Midland, Mich.; half-sister Jeanne Irish of Colorado; children, Mary E. Waterbury (Cameron) of Camp Verde, Barbara J. McFarlin (Robert) of Camas, Wash., Howard, Jr. (Nancy) of Prescott, and Michael H. (Melinda Garrahan) of Oro Valley; step-children, William Snell (Jan) of Westlake Village, Calif., Rebecca Cowart (Hal) of Tucson, Sharon Nelden (Mike) of Poway, Calif., and Roberta Wall (Scott) of Salt Lake City, Utah; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; 11 step grandchildren; and 5 step great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Service is planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, July 22, at the United Methodist Church, 505 W. Gurley St., Prescott. Hampton Funeral Home is assisting with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donation to The Margaret T. Morris Center, 878 Sunset Avenue, Prescott, AZ 86305, and especially recognizes their loving care of Howard in his last time.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Willie Lawrence Reed

Willie Lawrence Reed, 82, of Ash Fork, born April 20, 1924, in Marfa, Texas, died Wednesday, July 19, 2006, in Ash Fork.

No services are planned at this time.

Arrangements by Chino Valley Funeral Home.

S. Jane Wintermoyer

S. Jane Wintermoyer, 91, of Prescott, born May 3, 1915, in Martinsburg, West Virginia, died Wednesday, July 19, 2006, in Prescott.

A private cremation will take place at Bradshaw Crematory in Prescott Valley.

Arrangements by Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home.


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