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Obituaries for 6/10/07

Tammy Lynn Cortez of Paulden died, June 6, 2007, as a result of a car accident. She was born July 13, 1963, in Van Nuys, California, the daughter of Joseph and Margaret Cortez. Tammy was 43 years old.

Tammy enjoyed variety in her life. She did arts and crafts, loved to go camping, enjoyed wild life and just being a free spirit. Tammy enjoyed her work with the Chamber of Commerce in Chino Valley, and coaching a softball team. She had a wonderful sense of humor and was always ready to tell or listen to a joke. She made many friends during her days in Chino Valley and Paulden. She was formerly from Las Vegas, but fell in love with Arizona. She came to visit in Chino Valley and never returned to Las Vegas. She was proudest of her Native American and Hispanic heritage.

Tammy is survived by her parents; sister, Debra (Ron) Kimball; niece, Tausha; nephew, Ron; grandmother, Juanita; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

A gathering in celebration of Tammy's life will be from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, June 11, 2007, with sharing of memories at 1 p.m. at the Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home, 303 S. Cortez, Prescott, Arizona.

The family suggests memorials to Chino Valley Food Bank, 1943 N. Voss Road, Chino Valley, AZ 86323.

You are invited to log on to www.ruffnerwakelin.com to sign Tammy's guest book and view a tribute to her.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Tamela Frasier, 57, of Prescott, Arizona, born April 22, 1950, in Topeka, Kansas, passed away May 26, 2007 in Prescott, Arizona. Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2007 at First Southern Baptist Church in Chino Valley. Chino Valley Funeral Home is caring for the family.

Bob Myers, "Lefty," of Chino Valley, Arizona, passed away on June 6, 2007. Bob was born in Greenville, Pa. on October 14, 1936.

Bob is survived by his wife Joan and sons Ed, Bob and Mark. Bob has 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife Mary Lou and his oldest son, John.

Bob retired from Fry's Grocery Store. After that, he and his family shared many good years at Alamo Lake where he and Mary Lou owned and ran the Wayside inn for seven years. Since then, Bob has traveled, seeing the outdoors and playing horseshoes as a member of the Bar-N-Yard Horseshoe Club. Bob enjoyed life and everyone in it and showed his boys the best example of what a man should be. He will be greatly missed and will always be loved and respected. Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 16, 2007, at Heritage Memory Mortuary, 131 Grove Ave., Prescott, Arizona.

Heritage Funeral Chapel is assisting with the final arrangements.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Cherylrae Seaton-Harris, 36, of Mayer, Arizona, born September 16, 1970, passed away May 13, 2007, in Blue Ridge, Texas. Services were 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2007, at North Dallas Funeral Home. North Dallas Funeral Home, Dallas Texas assisted the family with arrangements.

Owen Scott Theophilus, age 28, of Paulden, Arizona, passed away June 6, 2007. Owen was born January 14, 1979, in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, to Richard and Marjorie Theopilus.

Owen was a caring husband, an amazing father, a loving son, grandson and nephew who was spontaneous, never a stranger to anyone, a man who loved God and had a zest for life. He was a landscape contractor, a reserve EMT for LifeLine Ambulance, a certified firefighter and a youth leader in Paulden.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers Richard Theopilus Sr. and Charles R. Scott; and Uncle Harold Klinger.

Owen is survived by his wife Faith Elizabeth Theopilus; son John Owen Theopilus, age 5; daughter Lindy May Theopilus, age 3; parents Richard and Marjorie Theopilus; brother Adam Scott Theopilus; sister Megan Ann Theopilus; grandparents Charlisse Scott and Betty Theopilus; and Aunt Madge Klinger.

A celebration of life service will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2007 at "Owen's Trail" behind the 1st Pentacostal Church of Living Water, 24850 Naples, Paulden, Arizona. A second service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, June 16, 2007 at Lakeview Community Church, 1699 W Acoma Blvd., Lake Havasu, Arizona.

In lieu of flowers, the Owen Scott Theopilus memorial fund has been set up for the family at Chase Bank.

"Owen's son, John, wants everyone to know that his daddy is walking with Jesus."

Chino Valley Funeral Home is caring for the family.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Bruce Earl Truby found peace on June 2, 2007, in Prescott, Arizona, surrounded by family and friends. Bruce was born on September 11, 1932, in Akron, Ohio.

Bruce served our country during the Korean Conflict with pride. He was an avid sports fan who enjoyed playing slow pitch and racquetball as well as coaching his sons' little league teams. He had a passion for gardening and loved trees of all types. His lifelong career was spent in the property/casualty insurance industry. Bruce was happiest in the company of family and friends especially celebrating during the holidays.

Bruce is survived by his life partner, Pauline Rotta; an older brother Jack Truby of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; daughter Beth (Scott); and sons, Scott, Mark, Brett and Bruce (Kim); as well as 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. A Celebration of Bruce's life will be 11 a.m. June 16, 2007 at Heritage Funeral Chapel, 6830 W. Thunderbird, Peoria, Ariz. Memorial donations may be made to The American Cancer Society 1-800-227-2345 or www.Cancer.org.

Heritage Memory Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Our beloved daughter, Anna Breckenridge Wall, came into our lives on September 4, 1978.

She was a loving, beautiful, compassionate, young woman. Anna lived a lot in 28 years. She was an aviator and could fly both single and twin-engine planes. She was also part owner of Wall-Aero, L.L.C. Anna traveled all over the world. Anna was a bright ray of sunshine in everyone's life and she always had a radiant smile.

Anna is survived by her mother and father, Susan and Bill; and by her sister, Dee Ann Wall Lindberg.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Geoffrey F. Wall.

Services for Anna will be 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 11, 2007, at American Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1085 Scott Drive, Prescott.

Anna will be forever in the hearts of those who loved her.

The Hampton Funeral Home of Prescott, Arizona, assisted the family with the arrangements.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Amelia "Amy" M. Whitson, 85, passed away on May 31, 2007, in Peoria, Arizona.

The daughter of the late Archie Brown and Lena Chetiar, Amy spent a large part of her life in Black Canyon City at the Maggie Mine, initially with her parents in the 20s and 30s and later in the 70s, 80s and 90s with her beloved husband John Whitson.

Amy graduated from Glendale High School in 1940 and spent her early adulthood in California. Residents of Black Canyon City will surely recall Amy's long tenure at the Rock Springs Cafe where she contributed her vast experiences to bring to life many of the menu favorites found there today. A friend, colleague, and mother to all, Amy brought a unique charismatic charm to the Cafe until her retirement in 1998.

Amy was preceded in death by her son Doug Marglin and husband of over 25 years, John Whitson.

A true love story, Amy and John met in California in the 70s, married and moved back to Black Canyon City Arizona where they opened their hearts and home to family and friends from around the world. Amy was well-known for her hospitality, charm, gregarious nature and sense of humor and will surely be missed by all who had the honor to know her.

Amy is survived by her stepson Michael Whitson and grandsons William Flowers and Jacob Whitson of Florence, Arizona.

Funeral services will remain private. In lieu of flowers, friends of Amy are asked to make a donation in her name to Encore Assisted Living Community, 9045 West Athens St., Peoria, AZ 85382.

(Information provided by survivors.)