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Ardis Pauline "Pat" Craig, Helen Schaalman

Ardis Pauline "Pat" Craig

Ardis Pauline "Pat" Craig, 89, of Prescott, passed away in her sleep on Tuesday, May 23, 2007, at the Prescott Samaritan Village.

Pauline was born May 29, 1917, in Oklahoma City and the only child of Basil Graham and Rubie Grove.

Pauline married Robert Taylor Craig Jr. Feb. 2, 1936, in Marietta, Okla.

She was a 10-year resident of the area.

Mrs. Craig was an LPN for several hospitals in Topeka and a hospice volunteer. She was a member of the Eastern Star, League of Women Voters, a 50-year

member of the DAR in Topeka and Prescott and

the Red Hat Society. She was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, Prescott.

She was preceded in death by her husband, an infant daughter and grandson. Survivors include two daughters, Sallye Brown of Kansas City, Mo., and Suellen Baltzer of Albuquerque, N.M., a

son Robert T. Craig III of Prescott; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Friday, May 25, 2007, at Prescott Samaritan Village, 1030 Scott Drive. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Helen Schaalman

Helen Schaalman, 96, a Mass service took place on May 24, 2007, with Father Cormac, OFM of St. John Evangelist Church of Houck, Ariz., officiating. The burial will be at the private family cemetery in Manuelito, N.M.

Helen was born Feb. 15, 1911, in Bridgeport, Conn. Her parents were Ambrose and Gabriella Guils. She lived in Fairfield, Connecticut, then moved to Corpus Christ, Texas, and then to Prescott Valley, Ariz. Helen worked as a secretary for a school and law office. She was a homemaker. Helen was artistic, skilled in sewing, crafts and painting. She loved animals, flowers and birds. Helen passed away at the Prescott Valley Samaritan Center on May 19, 2007.

Survivors include son, Richard J. Schaalman of Prescott Valley; sister, Francis Gasperick of Fairfield, Connecticut; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Lyons Schaalman; son, James Ernest Schaalman; daughters, Mary Ellen Cardinel and Ann Marie Schaalman.

Arrangements entrusted to Sunrise Funeral Home. All friends and relatives are encouraged to visit www.sunrisefuneralhome.com for additional information and to sign the online guestbook.

(Information provided by survivors.)