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George James Murray Sr. - Darrell K. Evans - Sergeant Nicholas Ryan Sowinski - Dennis Warner Rosecrans - William "Bill" Huey - Curtis William Reed - Charles E. Pendleton - Denzle Everett Turner - Floy

George James Murray Sr.

George James Murray Sr., age 80, a lifelong resident of Arizona, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2006, at Mountain View Manor.

Mr. Murray was born Feb. 23, 1926, in Jerome, Ariz., to James Blaine and Della Murray. Mr. Murray was preceded in death by his wife, Frances, in October of 2005, and his son, Dennis, this past July.

He is survived by sonsRon of Washington and George Jr. of Mayer; grand-children Jennifer and Sher-ri Murray of Tucson, Ra-chel and her husband Scott Reed of Casa Grande, and Amber, Shelli and Wes-ley of Chandler; three great-grandchildren; sis-ter Phyllis Breeze of Humboldt; and many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life and Gathering of Friends will be held on Saturday, Oct. 21, from noon to 6 p.m. at the American Legion Post #78 in Humboldt.

The Hampton Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Darrell K. Evans

Darrell K. Evans, 86, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2006, at his home in Prescott. He was born to T.K. and Lula (Cosner) Evans in Dodson, Maryland, on Sept. 21, 1920. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Aleutian Islands. After completing his military service, he attended Texas Western College in El Paso, Texas, under the GI Bill. He began his career in education in El Paso. He moved with his family to Morenci, Ariz., in 1955, where he was a teacher of biology and vice-principal at Morenci High School. Moving to Prescott in 1966, he became superintendent of the Chino Valley Schools, from which position he retired in 1983.

A loving and committed family man, he was also an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and hiking. He also was an active member of Trinity Presbyterian Church for 40 years.

In retirement, he traveled to every state in the Union, and volunteered with Prescott People Who Care, Yavapai Regional Med-ical Center and Prescott Litter Lifters.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Hope (MacKeil) Evans; three sons, Darrell Jr. (Connie) of Ohio, Bart (Cris) of Gilbert, Ariz., and Mark (Karen) of California; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Also survi-ving are sisters Jean Hall of Virginia and Eva Hall of California; and brothers F.T. Evans of Maryland and Kenneth Hipp of Virginia. He was preceded in death by his son, Terrence.

Funeral services will be at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 630 Park Avenue, Prescott, at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 21,2006. Inurnment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Trinity Presbyterian Church Music Department or the Arizona Chapter of the American Heart Association.

Services entrusted to Heritage Memory Mortuary.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Sergeant Nicholas Ryan Sowinski

Sergeant Nicholas Ryan Sowinski of the U.S. Army 172 Stryker Brigade died proudly serving his country in Baghdad, Iraq, on Oct. 11, 2006, when a roadside bomb exploded near his Stryker.

Born Aug. 15, 1981, Nick is survived by his mother, Diane Traynor Sowinski; his brothers, Jared and Austin; his maternal grandparents, Josephine Traynor and Norm Griest; his paternal grandmother, Mary Sowinski; and many beloved aunts, uncles and cousins.

Nick was born in Houston, Texas, and lived for seven years in Saudi Arabia. He then moved to Scottsdale at the age of nine and made Arizona his home. He graduated from Brophy College Preparatory and attended Arizona State University.

Nick loved life. He loved camping, ski-ing, hiking, rock climbing, wrest-ling, movies, books, music, golf and just hanging out with his cherished friends. Nick joined the Army believing that if others were risking their lives for our country, he should be standing with them. His honor, loyalty and courage were exemplary.

Nicholas will be dearly missed by all who knew him and our grief is only slightly lessened by the knowledge that he was extremely proud to be in the Army and he truly loved what he did. May God and the angels surround him with love.

Viewing will be Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Shadow Mountain Mortuary, 2350 E. Greenway Road in Phoenix. The funeral will be Saturday at noon, followed by Military Honors at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona and then a gathering to celebrate Nick's life.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Dennis Warner Rosecrans

Dennis Warner Rosecrans passed away on Oct. 15, 2006, at Yavapai Regional Medical Center in Prescott, Ariz. He was born in Wyandotte, Michigan, to Donald and Thelma Rosecrans on March 15, 1937. He served in the U.S. Army and he graduated from the Lawrence Institute of Technology in 1974. He married Elaine Ramhoff in September 1998.

Mr. Rosecrans is survived by his wife, Elaine Rosecrans of Prescott, Ariz.; daughter Kimberly Coxwell of Glendora, Ca-lif.; son Michael Rosecrans of Glendora, Calif.; brother Dick Rosecrans of Wyandotte, Michigan; sister Susan Pilokowski of Sedona, Ariz.; and granddaughter Ryan Escamilla of Glendora, Calif.

A Memorial Service will be at the West Side Chris-tian Church, 5860 Williamson Valley Road in Prescott on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006, at 2 p.m. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the church building fund.

Heritage Memory Mortuary assisted the family with final arrangements.

(Information provided by survivors.)

William "Bill" Huey

William "Bill" Huey, age 75, passed away Oct. 15, 2006, in Prescott, Ariz. He was born July 24, 1931, in Prescott to William and Blanche Huey.

Bill worked for Southern Pacific Railroad as a Telegrapher for 35 years and later became a microwave tech-nician. He enjoyed electronics, photography, gardening and his pets. He attended Walk to Emmanus and Marriage Encounter.

Bill is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Barbara Huey; son Mark Huey (Janice) of Phoenix; daughter Kelly Butler (Patrick) of Texas; stepson Mike Howell of California; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Germaine (McCain) Huey and his son Randy Huey.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006, at The Chino Valley United Methodist Church. At the family's request, contributions can be made to The Chino Valley United Methodist Church or The Muscular Dystrophy Research Foundation.

Chino Valley Funeral Home is caring for the family.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Curtis William Reed

Curtis William Reed, 40, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006, at Meadow Park Care Center in Prescott. He was born Feb. 8, 1966, in Prince Georges Township, Maryland, the son of William and Katherine (Wright) Reed.

Curtis enjoyed reading about and watching sports. He met the love of his life, Beverly See, and they were married May 4, 1998. He was a cook and a Certified Nurses Aide in the health care industry.

Curtis is survived by his loving wife of eight years, Beverly See of Cor-des Lakes; his parents, William and Katherine Reed; and a sister, Robin Hover.

A Celebration of Curtis' Life will take place at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, at Arizona Wakelin Bradshaw Chapel at the corner of Navajo and East Valley roads in Prescott Valley.

Special thanks to Dr. Aranda, Hospice Family Care, and Meadow Park Care Center for their wonderful care and compassion.

Arizona Wakelin Bradshaw Chapel assisted the family with arrangements.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Charles E. Pendleton

Charles E. Pendleton, 77, of Chino Valley, born Jan. 12, 1929, in Phoenix, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006, in Prescott.

No services are planned at this time.

Arrangements by Chino Valley Funeral Home.

Denzle Everett Turner

Denzle Everett Turner, 79, of Black Canyon City, born Dec. 10, 1926, in Independence, W.Va., died Fri-day, Oct. 13, 2006, in Prescott.

No services are planned at this time.

Arrangements by Chino Valley Funeral Home.

Eugene L. Beaupre, 81, of Ash Fork, born Oct. 24, 1924, in Burlington, Vt., diedSaturday, Oct. 14, 2006, in Prescott.

No services are planned at this time.

Arrangements by Chino Valley Funeral Home.

Floyd L. Parker

Floyd L. Parker, 78, of Prescott, born Dec. 16, 1927,in Billings, Mont., died Mon-day, Oct. 9, 2006, in Pres-cott. Visitation will takeplace from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Heri-tage Memory Mortuary,131 Grove Ave., Prescott.

Service will follow at 11 a.m. in the same location with burial after-ward at Heritage Memorial Park, 12000 Heritage Memorial Lane, Dewey.

Arrangements by Heritage Memory Mortuary.

Stacey Firebaugh

Stacey Firebaugh, 50, of Prescott, born Feb. 8, 1956, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006, in Prescott.

No local services will take place.

Arrangements by Chino Valley Funeral Home.