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Obituaries for 5-7

Hazel M. Bond

Hazel M. Bond, 91, died peacefully in her sleep at her home in Peoria on April 30, 2006. She was born Feb. 28, 1915, in Ashland, Pa., and came to Arizona in 1952. She had been an administrative secretary at Honeywell until her retirement in 1973. She is survived by her daughters, Gayle Wheaton, Judith Schmidt and Lori Acklin; sons-in-law, Gerald Schmidt and Gary Acklin; sisters, Helen Blakely and Bette Wegener; brother, Thomas Whyne; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Hazel will be fondly remembered by friends and family as the "Ukulele Lady." She loved traveling with her girls and spending time at her cabin in Prescott.

She was preceded in death by husbands Albert Moser and James Bond; several brothers, sisters and one grandson.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Memorial Fund of Horizon Community Church.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, May 13, at 10 a.m. at Horizon Community Church, 14120 N. 79th Ave., Peoria, Ariz.

(Information provided by survivors.)

William A. Fotherby

William A. Fotherby, age 70, died April 30, 2006, in Prescott Valley, Ariz. He was born Oct. 10, 1935, in Detroit, Mich., to William and E. Lucille (Makibben) Fotherby.

Bill worked as a truck driver. He served as past Commander of the American Legion Post #1979 in Illinois and the past Governor of the Moose Lodge # 319. Bill will be remembered for his dry sense of humor. He passed at his home with his wife Margaret and his friends, the Swopes, at his side and a saga has ended. He leaves behind his adoring wife and soul mate and leaves her in God's hands knowing He will take care of her now.

Bill is survived by his wife, Margaret; his sons, Earl and Henry (Roxanne); his daughter Margee (Mark); and his grandchildren, Amber Ann, Sean, Doniven and Jadyn.

Commemoration services in honor of Bill will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 12, 2006, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Prescott Valley, Ariz., with Pastor Tim Blau officiating.

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.)

Todd Wayne Gray

Todd Wayne Gray, age 37, died May 3, 2006, in Prescott Valley.

Todd was born and raised in Phoenix, Ariz. He moved to Prescott Valley in November of 2005. Todd was a talented, funny and amazing artist.

Todd is survived by his mother, Marilyn Thurman; his father, Robert Gray; step-father, Ted Thurman; step-mother, Kathy Gray; siblings, Heather Kendall, Anthony Gray, Debbie Burton, Lorie Bradley, Ronald Gray, Kathleen Plumer; grandmothers, Frances Hatton and Frieda Gray; many loving nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles and of course Moses ­ his bird.

There will be a gathering of family and friends at Sunrise Funeral Home, 8167 E. Highway 69 in Prescott Valley from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday May 9, 2006.

Commemoration services in honor of Todd will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 10, 2006, at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3300 N. Navajo Drive in Prescott Valley, AZ.

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.)

Frank W. Staskon, Jr.

A celebration of life service for Frank W. Staskon, Jr., 55, of Cache, Okla., will at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 13, 2006, at the Church of Spiritual Living, Prescott, Ariz.

Mr. Staskon died on Feb. 22, 2006, in Lawton, Okla.

Frank owned and operated the Dinner Bell Café for 18 years in Prescott.

Survivors include his wife Nancy B. Stanton; his parents Frank and Natalie Staskon; his daughter and son-in-law, Amber and Matt Buta; and his daughter Katie Staskon.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Frank Staskon, Jr., Scholarship Fund at Soltura, 4302 Ironton, Lubbock, Texas 79407.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Charles Edward "Chuck" Land.

Charles Edward "Chuck" Land, 52, of Prescott died April 30, in Prescott. He was born June 23, 1953 in Kelkuk, Iowa.

A celebration of Chuck's life will be held Monday, Monday, May 8, at Antelope Hills Bowling Alley in Prescott Valley. Please contact the bowling alley for any further information.