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Obituaries for Thursday, March 8, 2007

April Ann (Lindstrom) Bonney

April Ann (Lindstrom) Bonney was born in Cottonwood, Arizona, March 1,1950. She entered into the loving arms of Jesus on March 5, 2007.She was ma-ny wonderfulthings to manypeople, but most of all aloving and be-loved wife, mo-ther, sister and friend.

April was an amazingly supportive and loving wife and best friend to her husband Rich for more than 34 years of marriage.

She took great joy in her two sons, Christopher and Brandon ­ both of whom made her heart soar.

She spent many hours volunteering with the Twilight Lions and with the Mastocytosis Society. She was a ray of sunshine to those who knew her and loved her. April was an avid sports fan and cheered on her two favorite teams, the Phoenix Suns and the Chicago Cubs. She was also the original soccer mom, always cheering onher family and friends and shuttling kids to their games and practices.

She loved nature, writing stories, snow and es-pecially her two Yorkshireterriers, Samson and Gracie.

She loved country music, especially Alan Jackson, as well as Barry Manilow, laughing out loud and Star-bucks coffee (Vente latte, no foam, with whip and four raw sugars.) She took great pride in being an Arizona native. She loved going on ride-alongs with our local police departments and her recent trips to Walt Disney World with her family.

April was preceded in death by her mother and father, Morris and Barbara Lindstrom; her brother Jon; and her dear friend Bill.

Many will miss her, in-cluding many lifelong friends including; Paula, Lisan, Carole, Janet and Carol and Tony and her two "grand dogs" Mia and Lilo.

She leaves behind her laughter, her hugs and her loving family and friends; her loving husband of 34 years, Richard, of Pres-cott; her sons, Christopher of Prescott and Brandon and wife Amy of Prescott; sisters Susan and husband Jim of Prescott, and Karen and husband Frank of Wyoming; brother Morris and his wife Mary of Oregon; and wonderful "mother-in-love" Barbara of Prescott.

She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, including Jennifer and her husband Steve of Chino Valley, and Mike and wife Shannon of Skull Valley.

A Memorial Service willbe at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2007, at the American Evangelical Lu-theran Church. Pastor Dan Storvick will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, April would love to have donations in her name made to The Yavapai Humane Society, P.O. Box 12, Pres-cott, Ariz., 86302 or The Mastocytosis Society, P.O. Box 511, Plainville, Conn., 06062.

We will old her in our hearts forever and know that one day soon, we will be together again. We all love you.

The Hampton Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Gregg Seavey

Gregg Seavey, 56, passed away in Tucson, Arizona, on Feb. 19, 2007, as a result of brain cancer. Gregg was born in Kensington, Kansas, on Jan. 19, 1951, to Rex and Betty Seavey.

At the age of 20, he joined the Air Force, based in Minot, S.D. He was assigned to the flight crew of a B52 where he served as a Mission Specialist, Radar Operator and Aerial Gunner Technician. He completed eight years of service, earning the National Defense Service Medal. While serving his country, he attended Minot State College and earned his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. Rumor has it that he went on to obtain his Masters and Doctorate in that field. Gregg then served in the Army for three years in Fargo, N.D. and in Fort Benning, Ga., where he was a training officer for 1200 enlisted men. He was stationed in Korea for one year as a security officer for NATO forces. He earned the Army Achievement Medal and Commendation Medal for outstanding service.

In 1988, Gregg married Virginia (Ginger) Seavey to whom he was married for nine years. They moved to Prescott in 1990. Gregg worked at various occupations after concluding his military services including purchasing and sales, drafting and prototype production, maintaining databases and driving semi trucks. He was a sheriff's deputy both in Prescott and North Dakota. Gregg was most recently an employee of The Door & Window Store where he "set the bar for excellence."

Gregg obtained credentials as a Commercial Pilot, rated for single and multiengine aircraft, and as an instrument rated Flight/Ground Instructor. He was an avid amateur as-tronomer and maker of fine telescopes. He worked locally with Dick Brant for whom he made telescope optics that were sold all over the world.

Gregg was known to be a man of great loyalty, dignity and integrity. He was also an intensely private person. He had a great sense of humor and a boyish charm. Gregg was an extremely intelligent man, and his generosity was felt by all who knew him.

In the weeks and months preceding his death, Gregg spent time traveling locally and visiting with those who were closest to him. Gregg had no children but was preceded in death by his beloved feline companions of many years, Sweetheart and Scooter.

He is survived by nu-merous dear friends who will hold him forever in their hearts. The world has lost a kind and gentle soul; the heavens have gained a bright new star.

Friends are invited to join a celebration of Gregg's life on Sunday, April 1, 2007, at 2 p.m. For location and directions, contact Virginia at 778-1406 or Debbie at 778-1357.

Donations may be sent to Yavapai Humane Society (cat division, of course!) in Gregg's name.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Caroline Dorothy Seiler

Caroline Dorothy Seiler,R.N., died March 5 in Prescott at age 87. She was born on Sept. 7, 1919, in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of Edward and Caroline (Streip) Lindow. Carolinegraduated in 1941 from Grace Hospital School of Nursing in Detroit.

She was predeceased by four brothers and one sister.

Caroline is survived by her loving husband, John C. Seiler Sr., to whom she was married for 52 years; three children, John Jr., Caroline Rose and Edward; three grandchildren, Meranda Bond, Carrie Campbell and Christoffer Rose; and four great-grandchildren, Steven, Samantha, and Jacob by Meran-da, and Ian by Carrie.

A surgery and obstetrics registered nurse, Caro-line married John on April 30, 1954, and became a homemaker in Wayne, Michigan, where John was a District Judge for 25 years.

In 1987 she and John retired to Prescott, where John continues to reside. Caroline was a loving and beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who is greatly missed by her family and friends.

Services will take placeat 11 a.m. on Friday,March 9, at the National Memorial Cemetery ofArizona in Phoenix.

Heritage Memory Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

(Information provided by survivors.)

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