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Obituaries for Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Harriett (Werre) Isbell

Harriett (Werre) Isbell, born March 8, 1920, in San Diego, Calif., went home to be with her Lord on Mother's Day, May 13, 2007, in Dewey, Ariz.

Her father built their home in Mission Beach when she was two years old, and that is where she grew up and became a swimming champion, beginning at 8. At age 10 she was the youngest girl in the U.S. to win a Junior National Championship medal. She and her parents drove across the country from California to New York to compete for the Olympic Games (to be held in Germany) in 1936. She continued her swimming career through college.

She married Albert Wesley Isbell on March 30, 1939. They lived in California, Nevada and Arizona (Ray, Tucson, Phoenix, Sedona and Dewey). In their retirement years, they enjoyed their motor-home trips throughout the USA.

She was a proud Republican and loved her country. She was a loving and devoted wife for 66 years (Albert passed away in 2006) and she was the greatest mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother to her three children: Mary Jane (Paul) Schmidt (Park City, Utah); Tom Isbell (Dewey, Ariz.); Bill (Annette) Isbell (Phoenix, Ariz.); 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and her sister, Aillene Elliott (San Diego, Calif.) She enjoyed her associations with Eastern Star, Washington Women's Club, and her PEO Sisterhood, who just recently honored her as a 60-year member on her 87th birthday. She had a love of life and a great sense of humor, touching so many lives in so many ways. We will miss her every day but because of who she was we carry with us so many beautiful memories that will live with us forever. She had many favorite sayings, but the one that is the essence of our mother is "We don't know what the future holds, but we know Who holds the future."

The family will receive friends and neighbors from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 18, 2007, at the Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home, corner of Cortez and Carleton, Prescott, Ariz. A Celebration of Harriett's life will be 10 a.m. Saturday, May 19, 2007, at Westside Christian Church, 5860 N. Williamson Valley, with visitation one hour prior. Committal services will follow at Heritage Memorial Park, Fain Road, Dewey, Arizona.

Please log on to www.ruffnerwakelin.com to sign Harriett's guest book and to view a tribute to her.

Ruffner Wakelin assisted the family with the arrangements.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Pamela Ann Haws-Suttles

Born May 14, 1956, in Morenci, Ariz., to Donna and JL Suttles, Pamela Ann Haws-Suttles passed away May 11, 2007, after a courageous battle with cancer. Through the agonizing pain, she always had that indomitable spirit to live, never complaining and always believing that she would get better.

Pam grew up in San Diego, Calif., loved the beach and slumber parties with her girlfriends, but she especially loved summers spent in Morenci with her grandparents. Her job at the Sleep Disorders Clinic and the close friends she had made there were also a great joy to her.

Pam is survived by her parents, JL and Donna Suttles of Prescott Valley; husband Frank Haws of Parker, Ariz.; sons James Donald Summers, Kevin Stewart Summers, Christopher Allen Haws, and Andrew Jay Haws; sister Debra Barry; brother Jay Suttles; and six grandchildren.

Goodbye to our beloved Pammy. Somewhere over the rainbow we will all be together again!

Please join us in celebrating her life with Pastor Charles Hail on May 17, 2007, at 11 a.m. at the Prescott Valley Church of the Nazarene, 3741 N. Constance Drive.

Ruffner Wakelin assisted the family with the arrangements.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Angel Cervantes

Angel Cervantes, 73, passed away peacefully in his home with his loving family surrounding him on May 12, 2007. He was a longtime resident of Arizona. He was born to Angel and Alicia Cervantes on July 20, 1933, in Winslow, Ariz.

Angel graduated from high school in Ashfork, Ariz.; attended ASU; was a Humboldt Unified School board member and retired from the FAA in Prescott, Ariz.

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and a friend to many.

His greatest love was for his family and golf.

Angel is survived by his loving and caring wife, Irma, who never left his side for 45 years; his four children, Caroline Stutesman, Angel Cervantes Jr. (Peggy), Anthony Cervantes (Leanne), and Amelia Boyd (Andrew); his grandsons Matthew and Mitchell Boyd, Derek Stutesman, Anthony Cervantes and Angel and Nicholas Cervantes; his sisters Irena Lopez (Gilbert), Feliza Apodaca (Tomas), Amelia Cervantes, three nieces and three nephews and their children.

Visitation will be Thursday, May 17, 2007, from 5 to 8 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:30 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Chapel, 6830 W. Thunderbird Rd., Peoria, Ariz.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Jerome's Catholic Church, 10815 N. 35th Ave., Phoenix, Ariz.

We want to thank the staff at Seasons Hospice who provided care for him ­ especially Debbie Bakle and Patricia Moore.

In lieu of flowers, please give to Seasons Hospice, 7776 South Pointe Parkway West, Suite 100, Phoenix, AZ 85044.

(Information providedby survivors.)

Don Taylor

Don Taylor, age 85, of Prescott, died on May 9, 2007, at a local care home in Prescott.

Don was born Sept. 21, 1921, in Paris, Brant County, Ontario, Canada, to James Andrew Murray Taylor and Nellie Jean Taylor.

Don attended grade school and high school in Paris. World War II broke out shortly after Don graduated from high school, and in September of 1939, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Army's Highland Light Infantry of Canada.

In 1941 he transferred to the Royal Canadian Air Force where he served in Halifax, Nova Scotia, until he was discharged in 1943 due to complications from Scarlet Fever, which he contracted while in the Army.

After being discharged,he worked for several Canadian firms as an accountant, including amining concern and a timber products com-pany.

In 1945 he marriedMargaret Harris of Lon-don, Ontario, Canada. Their first and only child, Paul D. Taylor, was born in London in 1953.

In late 1955, Don fulfilled a 10-year dream and legally emigrated to the United States, having applied for entrance almost 10 years prior. With entrance visas in hand, he sold his home and most of their belongings, bought a 40-foot Spartan Trailer and a '56 Ford wagon and made an exciting trek to California. Intending to settle in Santa Barbara, they made an overnight stop at a trailer park in Santa Ana, Calif., which turned into a 36-year stay. Don worked for various equipment rental firms including Blystone Co. and ADCO equipment rental as both an accountant and later as a controller.

In November of 1989on an overnight stay ina Prescott RV park, theyfound a retirement house and spent the next three years moving their belongings. In May of 1992, Don retired and he and Peggy moved to Prescott full-time, where they enjoyed good company and the small-town feel.

Don is survived by his wife, Margaret P. Taylor; his son, Paul D. Taylor, and Paul's wife Susan G. Taylor; three grandchildren, Mrs. Jane M. McCurley, Andrew M. Taylor and James E. Taylor.

A Graveside Servicewill be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 17, at the Mountain View Cemetery.

The Hampton Funeral Home assisted the family with the arrangements.

(Information providedby survivors.)

Jason Curtis Brady, 33, of Prescott Valley, died May 13, 2007, in Prescott Valley. He was born in Logansport, Ind. A private cremation will be held at Bradshaw Crematory in Prescott Valley with a private service to take place in Indiana. Arizona Wakelin Bradshaw Chapel assisted the family with arrangements.

Jack E. Richardson Jr., 80, of Phoenix, died May 13, 2007, in Prescott. He was born in Bartow, Fla. A private cremation will be held at Bradshaw Crematory in Prescott Valley. Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home assisted the family with final arrangements.

Robert Thomas Smith, 80, of Prescott Valley, died May 13, 2007, in Prescott. He was born in Detroit, Mich. A private cremation will be held at Bradshaw Crematory in Prescott Valley. The family is also planning a celebration of Robert's life at a later date. Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home assisted the family with final arrangements.

Jack Unangst, 87, of Prescott, died May 15, 2007, in Prescott. He was born in Phillipsburg, N.J. A private cremation will be held at Bradshaw Crematory in Prescott Valley. Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home assisted the family with final ar-rangements.

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