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John Lee Jenkins - Virginia L. Graham - Philip Ray (P.R.) Temple - Evan Kage Martin - Arthur Donald Lynn - Morris Woollen

John Lee Jenkins

John Lee Jenkins passed away March 23, 2007, at his home in Chino Valley after a long battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his

loving family.

Born in Sumter, S.C., to Bradley W. Jenkins Sr. and Dorothy Windham Jenkins he moved with his family to Arizona at the age of 7.

His father died in Prescott on March 26, 1964.

John is survived by his beloved wife Calette; his son John Jenkins, Jr.; and his daughter Marlene and husband Wade Eckel; two granddaughters, Jewel Gould and Roxie Eckel, all of Chino Valley.

Survivors also include his mother Dorothy Jenkins Roberts; and stepfather Charles Roberts of Prescott Valley; two brothers, Brad Jenkins of Prescott and David Jenkins (Cindy) of Flagstaff; two sisters, Emily Jenkins of Tucson and Evelyn (Steve) Rankin of West Texas.

Also, two stepbrothers, Gary Roberts of Mesa and Glen Roberts of Pittsburgh, Pa.; one stepsister, Joan Cole of Flower Mound, Texas; a number of

nephews and nieces.

A graduate of Prescott High School, he attended Yavapai College and Northern Arizona University.

John served in the U.S. Marines and the Army National Guard. He enjoyed all aspects of the ranching lifestyle in Yavapai and Coconino County. He was an active member of the Arizona Cowpunchers Association. He managed the Box L Ranch before moving to Chino Valley where he owned and operated Family Firewood.

John touched many lives with his quick wit and sense of humor bringing joy to all who knew him. He wanted everyone who helped support him during his illness to know he appreciated the abundance of love, concern and generosity.

A memorial service will be on April 6, 2007, at the Bradshaw Mountain Christian Assembly, 10100 East Highway 69, Prescott Valley, Arizona, 86314 at 2 p.m.

Memorial contributions suggested are the American Cancer Society and YRMC Hospice in Prescott Valley.

The family was assisted by the Chino Valley

Funeral Home.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Virginia L. Graham

Virginia L. Graham, 82, of Prescott, Arizona passed away Tuesday, March 20,

2007, at the Meadow Park Care Center in Prescott. She was born November 5,

1924, in Enterprise, Oregon, to Loyd Mason and Agnes Carpenter.

She

attended schools in Idaho and Oregon where she grew up and worked at various jobs. In 1946, she met her future husband, Van D. Graham at Bend, Oregon. They were married in early 1947.

Their daughter, Linda Diane Graham was born

September 29, 1947. Virginia and Van moved to Prescott, Arizona, in 1983, after years of travel in the heavy construction

project field.

Virginia enjoyed many years of hiking,

camping and backpacking. She was an active

Honorary Life Time member of the Prescott Outings Club. She loved nature's wild life and wonders. She loved all of the family pets that she watched over and cared for

over the years.

She was preceded in death by her mother, father and brother, Gene Mason.

A celebration of Virginia's life will take place at 11

a.m. April 3, 2007, at the

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home in Prescott.

Graveside service will follow at 1 p.m. at the Pioneers' Home Cemetery in Prescott.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Yavapai Humane Society, 1625 Sundog Ranch Road, Prescott, AZ 86301, in Virginia's name will be appreciated.

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home assisted the family with final arrangements.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Philip Ray (P.R.) Temple

Philip Ray (P.R.) Temple was born February 1, 1913, in England, Arkansas, the seventh of 13 children, passed away March 9, 2007, in Prescott, Arizona.

Mr. Temple moved to Prescott in 1945 with his wife, Eva Temple and young son Philip Temple Jr.

P.R. retired from the United States Post Office where he was a mail carrier in the Prescott area for many years. He was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church.

P.R. was known for his special way of telling you what he thought about something.

He was very dedicated to his wife, children and grandchildren. He enjoyed spending time with all his grandchildren and was always there to help.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Eva Mae; his son Philip; and all 12 of

his siblings.

P.R. is survived by his two sons, Terry Temple, and Mark Temple and his wife Laurie. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Brian and his wife Liz, Jason and his wife Angela, Brooke and her husband Frank, Cooper and Carson; as well as six great-grandchildren, Cooper, Evin, Jackson, Holden, Ella Mae and Micah.

A memorial service will be at Hampton Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 4, 2007, at 11 am.

In lieu of flowers, donations are being received at Pinecrest Adult Care Home, 1106 Dixon Drive, Prescott, Ariz. 86303.

The family entrusted the arrangements to Hampton Funeral Home.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Evan Kage Martin

Born January 24, 2007, passed into the loving arms of our Lord on March 26, 2007.

He touched so many lives in such a short time and will be missed greatly by all who ever saw him. He must be an angel in heaven because he surely was on earth.

Evan is survived by his parents Tracy Martin and Terry Reed; sisters, Turiya, Madison and Alexis; grandparents, Kim Paulley and Martin Webster; great-grandparents, Richard and Jayne Swope and Jean Kruger; great-great-grandmother, Verna Martin; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2007, at Fountain of Life Community Church, 3160 N. Lynx Lake Drive, Prescott Valley, two blocks west of Fry's; 776-5148.

The family entrusted Hampton Funeral Home with the arrangements.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Arthur Donald Lynn

Arthur Donald Lynn, 86, of Flagstaff, Ariz., born Aug. 20, 1920, in Waterloo, Iowa, passed away March 30, 2007, in Prescott, Ariz.

Services are planned for a later date.

Chino Valley Funeral Home is caring for the family.

Morris Woollen

Morris Woollen, of Mayer, Ariz., born March 13, 1924, in North Carolina, passed away March 20, 2007, at the VA hospital in Prescott.

There will be no services, the body was donated to science.