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Patricia R. Coomer, 79, of Chino Valley, died Monday February 20, 2006.

Mrs. Coomer was born in Chicago, Ill., on December 1, 1926. An Arizona resident since 1966, she was known for her service and advocacy on behalf of people with developmental disabilities.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Albert Coomer; sons, John of Chino Valley, William of Florence, Patrick of Gladstone, Ore., and Daniel of Prescott; sister, Althea Welch of Dallas, Texas; five grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 3 at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Prescott, with a memorial service and celebration at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 4 in Florence.

Memorial gifts may go to Special Olympics Arizona or Yavapai Exceptional Industries.

Sharon L. Webster, 67, of Chino Valley died on Feb. 16, 2006.  

She was born in Peoria, Ill., on Aug. 31, 1939.

Memorial services were on Feb. 24 at the Chino Valley Community Church.

Donald W. Hunt, 77, of Chino Valley died on Feb. 18, 2006. He was born in Waterveilt, Mich., on June 10, 1928.

No services are planned at this time. Chino Valley Funeral Home is caring for the family.

Howard J. Robinson, 75, of Chino Valley died on Feb. 18, 2006. He was born on Dec. 20, 1930. Services were on Feb. 24 at Bob Stump Veterans Affairs (VA) Chapel in Prescott. Chino Valley Funeral Home is caring for the family.

Betty (Gardner) Heath, 53, of Chino Valley died on Feb. 18, 2006. She was born on June 17, 1952 in Marion, Ind. Private services are planned. Chino Valley Funeral Home cared for the family.

Richard “Dick” Walter Charon

Richard “Dick” Walter Charon died on Tuesday Feb. 21, 2006 in his residence in Chino Valley. He was born the son of Azim and Aurile (Latulipe) Charon on Sept. 29, 1926 in Cloquet, Minn. He was 79 years old. Richard was a World War II U.S. Navy Veteran and had served on the USS Whetstone, USS Ozbourn, USS Collett and the USS Loyd Thomas. He had received the World War II Victory Medal, the American Area Campaign Medal and the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal.

Richard truly enjoyed the outdoors, especially deer and duck hunting. He also enjoyed quiet times carving and painting his birds and duck decoys. He was often the center of attention at the craft shows he attended with Marcia; he was her mobile display, walking around the show with her hats.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Aurile Johnson; and 3 brothers, Fred, Bert and Louie Charon.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27 in the Bob Stump VA Medical Center Chapel. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to service.

Visit for online guest book and video tribute. Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home assisted the family with the arrangements.

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