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Obituary: Melvin M. "Stoney" Shoemake

Melvin M. “Stoney” Shoemake

Melvin M. “Stoney” Shoemake

Melvin M. "Stoney" Shoemake age 66 passed away Dec. 17,2008 in Port Angeles, Wash. He was born Aug. 20, 1942 in Prescott, Ariz. to William Carl and Zada Verbina (Hagan) Shoemake.

He attended Prescott public schools and graduated from Prescott High School in June 1960. He served in the U.S. Air Force for two years and worked for the Boeing Company in the late 1960s.

He lived in Arizona and California before moving to Port Angeles in 2004. He loved old cars, poker and archery.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Donald "Buddy" and Benita Shoemake of Westminster, Colo.; son Bill Barrett of Port Angeles, Wash.; brothers, David Shoemake of Grand Rapids, Mich., Carl of Prescott Valley, Ariz., Bob of Prescott, Ariz.; sister Zada A. Shoemake of Prescott, Ariz. He is also survived by two grandsons, Austin and Zach Shoemake; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Graveside services in his honor will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 21, 2009 at Mountain View Cemetery in Prescott, Ariz. with a gathering of family and friends to take place after the service at the Willow Lake Ramada in Prescott, Ariz.

Heritage Memory Mortuary is assisting the family.

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