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Obituary: Alice "Juanita" Makarov

Alice "Juanita" Makarov, age 72, of Prescott, Ariz., passed away on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008, at Hospice Family Care in Prescott.

Juanita was born Oct. 5, 1935, in Del Norte, Colo., the daughter of Homer F. Buckbee and Helen M. Davies.

Juanita was married to Donald Makarov on July 6, 1956. Juanita and Donald spent many wonderful years together prior to his death.

She leaves behind her son, Mark Makarov (Tonya) of Kirkland, Ariz.; daughters, Donna Samorano (Raul) of Tucson, Ariz., and Susan Ozuna (Mike) of Phoenix, Ariz.; nine grandchildren, Alex, Zack, Rocky, Brandi, Roman, Brandon, Ana, Kalece, Keely and Ryan; and three great-grandchildren, D.J., David and Anthony. Juanita also leaves behind one brother Jim Buckbee of Palm Desert, Calif.; and one sister, Jean Hudgins of Farmington, N.M. Juanita is also survived by her paternal grandmother, Helen May Buckbee of Farmington, N.M.

Juanita loved quilting and singing in her church choir. She was very proud of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Juanita will be dearly missed by her family.

Memorial services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008, at Arizona Wakelin Bradshaw Chapel in Prescott Valley, Ariz.

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