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VALLEY & STATE OBITUARIES The Arizona Republic WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2002 Bll 3ik". MHIII Mary Woodford Lyon, 73, died on May 20 in Flagstaff. Mrs. Lyon was born February 7, 1929 in Hartford, Conn., to George Elliott Woodford and Erma Mickey, She was raised in New Jersey and moved to Phoenix in 1976 with her husband, Roger A. Lyon. She is survived by her two . "r children, Nancy Lyon Maurer and. Roger Adrian Lyon, Jr.; three grandchildren, Tatum Lyon, Keli Openshaw and Holli Maurer, and one great-grandson, Kyle Openshaw. A visitation will be held at Norvel Owens Mortuary in Flagstaff on Thursday from 6-8 ( p.m. Burial will be at Sedona Community Cemetery Friday at 1 1 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Foundation for Flagstaff Medical Center's Palliative Care Fund, 1200 N. Beaver Street, Flagstaff, AZ 86001. Frances Lorraine Mapston, age 91, of St. George UT, passed away with her son, Raymond, at her side on Friday, May 17, 2002 at her home in St. George of causes incidental to age. She was bora in Versailles, Illinois on May 8, 1911 to Milton I. and Bertha B. Walker Hall. She moved to Colorado as a youth. She married William T. Mapston in Denver, Colorado where the family was in the farming business for several years. The family moved to Phoenix in 1940 for her health due to severe asthma. She lived in Phoenix until three years ago when she moved to St. George to be closer to one of her sons and daughter-in-law. Frances was a nurse for many years in Phoenix and lived a rich and full life. She loved animals, painting, riding horses, rodeos, flowers, the great outdoors, her grandchildren and the Lord. She especially loved dogs and her faithful companion, Smokey, was in her lap when the Lord called her home. One of her favorite pastimes was feeding and watching birds and tending flowers in her backyard in Bloomington Hills. Frances was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in St. George. She was an inspiration to all for her grit and determination to live a useful and full life. Surviving family include her four children, Lora Lee Nye of Prescott Valley, AZ, William M. Mapston of Hurst, TX, Russell E. Mapston of Hurst, TX, and Raymond D. Mapston of St. George, UT; a sister, Kay Cleaver of Denver, CO; eleven grandchildren; seventeen greatgrandchildren; and one great-greatgrandchild. She was preceded in death by her husbands, William T. Mapston and Ralph Deming; five brothers; and one sister. A celebration of her life and memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 27, 2002 at the First Southern Baptist Church of Paradise Valley, 16033 North 32nd Street, Phoenix, AZ. Interment will be with her husband, William T. Mapston, in a family plot in Phoenix. Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury and Beard Mortuary, (435) 673-2454. Freda M. Martin, 77, Mesa Arizona, passed away May 19, 2002. Melcher's Mission Chapel. Claudia Ella Mason, 83, of Cashion AZ, passed away May 18, 2002. Visitation 6-8PM Thursday, May 23, 2002. Crystal Rose Funeral Home, 9155 W. Van Buren, Tolleson, AZ Slices 1PM Friday, May 24, 2002 East Resthaven Cemetery, 4310 E. Southern, Phoenix, AZ Danny Ray Meadows, 54, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday May 18, 2002. Born in Springfield, Ohio on August 10, 1947 to Walter and Florence meadows, Dan graduated from North High school in 1967. Later that year, he married his beloved wife, Bonnie Lee Schetter, on December 21, 1967. Dan served in the U.S. Army from 1967 to 1971, working with Hercules missiles and completing a remote tour of Korea. After his discharge he resided in Springfield, where he worked at International Harvester and as a Deputy Sheriff, and attended Clark Technical College. On February 13, 1984, Dan and his family moved to Tempe, Arizona, where he held a variety of positions, most recently as a purchasing agent for Desert Schools Federal Credit Union. He also attended Gateway Community College. Dan was a life-long active Christian and church member. He attended Northside Baptist Church in Springfield, Ohio from early childhood, where he was baptized and later met his wife Bonnie. After moving to Arizona, he attended Church On Mill in Tempe, and most recently Gateway Fellowship Church in Gilbert. Dan and Bonnie enjoyed traveling the U.S. and visited 47 of the 50 states, including Hawaii and most recently, Alaska. They also enjoyed cruises to Mexico and the Caribbean, and frequent visits to their daughters and granddaughters. Dan was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed camping, hiking, rafting, and especially mountain biking. He could be found riding the trails of South Mountain in Phoenix nearly every weekend. He was taking a rest break from biking the mountain Saturday morning when a sudden heart attack claimed his life. This devoted and much-loved husband, father, and brother is survived by his wife of 34 years, Bonnie Lee Meadows; his daughter Kimberly Ray Meadows of Portland, OR; his daughter and son-in-law, Aundrea Lee and Bryan Hudgens of Norman, OK; granddaughters Emily and Elizabeth Hudgens of Norman, OK; brother Frank and Robert Meadows of Enid, OK, and Rick Meadows of Springfield, OH; sisters Carolyn Heaton of Chandler, AZ, and Margaret of Summerfield, FL. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Florence Meadows, and by his brother, Walter Jr. Dan was a very loving, kind and patient man with a playful sense of humor. He was very devoted to his family and friends and cared deeply about people. Help from Dan was always given in times of trouble. He easy-going disposition and the steadfast manner in which he lived life were gifts admired by and shared with everyone around him. He was very loved and is desperately missed. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 22, from 600 to 8:00 p.m. at Falconer Funeral Home in Gilbert, AZ. Services will be held at Gateway Fellowship Church, 60 N. Recker, Gilbert AZ on Thursday, May 23 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Dan's name to Gateway Fellowship Church's building fund or to The Humane Society of Arizona. Jacqueline F. MenzeL 77, Peoria Arizona, passed away May 20, 2002. No Services Planned. In lieu of flowers: HOV, 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014-5669. Best Funeral Services & Chapel. William Ralph Moore, 77, of Phoenix AZ, passed away May 17, 2002. Konita Marie Mortenson, 61, of Tempe Arizona, died May 20, 2002 in Mesa, AZ. Mrs. Mortenson a paralegal was bora in Dayton, Ohio. Her husband, Marty; daughter, Lynne Marie Taylor, brothers, Neil B. Harbison III and Eric Bruce Harbison; parents, Neil and Helen Harbison; grandchildren, Dan, Missy, and Gabe Taylor survive her. Funeral Service, 10:30 A.M., Friday, May 24, 2002 at Trinity Baptist Church, Worship Center, 2130 E. University, Mesa, Arizona. Visitation 6 to 8 P.M., Thursday, May 23, 2002 at Falconer Funeral Home, 251 W. Juniper Avenue, Gilbert, Arizona. Esther Olson, In loving memory of Mrs. Kenneth M. (Esther) Olson, She was born June 6, 1917, passed away May 17, 2002. Survivors include son, Rod Olson; Grandsons, Todd and wife, Holly, Arthur and wife, Yolonda; Granddaughters, Sherry Vandervort and husband, Brad, Shannon Beck and husband, Brandon and ten greatgrandchildren; Brother, Axel Anderson, Sister, Agnes Berczyk, Brother-in-law, Oliva (Savy) Sauvageau and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at 6:00pm and funeral service will be at 7:00pm at Heritage Funeral Chapel, 6830 W. Thunderbird Rd, Peoria, AZ. Shauna Gay Deal Osborn, 39, a native of Phoenix was born to Dale & Dee Dee Deal Feb 13, 1963, passed away May 15, 2002. Shauna was . a graduate of ASU and was currently working for the Superior Court as an adult probation officer. She was also involved in the family business for many years. In addition to her parents Shauna is survived by her three precious children, Zachry, Zane and Asya, who were the joy of her life, her sisters Dana Miller (Michael) and Gayla Dent (Steve), her grandmother Ruth Deal, nephew Merrick, nieces Marielle and Marissa Miller, plus numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many dear friends. Shauna enjoyed hunting with her father and camping with her children. She participated in many school activities and loved planning and having parties for the children. She also loved to golf and was a big Diamondbacks fan. Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Valley or the Westside Food Bank. Services will be held at Lundberg White Rose Chapel at 5310 W. Northern Ave. Visitation is Tuesday 521 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and Services Wednesday 522 at 10:00 am. Grace Andrea Jensen Piller, died May 17, 2002. Memorial Service will be at Beatitudes Campus 1610 W. Glendale, Phoenix, AZ 85021 at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, May 24, 2002 in the Life Center. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Beatitudes Campus at the above address. Alphonse Quinones, 83, of Mesa AZ, passed away May 20, 2002. Military service: U.S.A.F. veteran. Services are Fri., May 24, 10am, Bun-Wjg-j to'8 Garden Chapel, 33 N. esE Centennial Way, Mesa, az. Thelma Irene Rafter, 87, of Prescott AZ, passed away on May 10, 2002. She has been a resident of Arizona since 1947. Her husband, Edward and son Wayne preceeded her in death. She leaves a son Brian, two daughters, Doris and Pat, six grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren. A private, memorial service will be held in Prescott on May 25. Contributions may be made to Hospice Family Care, 100 E. Sheldon St., Prescott, AZ 86301 or The American Heart Association, P.O. Box 2271, Sedona, AZ 86339 in lieu of flowers. The Hampton Funeral Home provided arrangements. ,1 J. Floyd Ragan, 86, 30-year resident of the Sands East community in Scottsdale, died died May 17, in San Luis Obispo, California. Ragan was born June 15, 1915, in Egan, Texas, to James and Minnie Ragan. Following the death of his mother, he moved to Southern California at age three and graduated from Franklin High School in Los Angeles. He married Ivandora (Ivy) Cook on July 3, 1935. He was a banker for 20 years, rising from a messenger to management positions with several banks in Southern California. He graduated from the American Institute of Banking in Los Angeles. In the late 1950s, he became an executive administrator in the real estate development business, a profession he continued until his retirement in the late 1990s. From 1969 to 2000, he lived and worked in Scottsdale. Working for Holly Corporation, Robert McCulloch, and Lome Pratt Enterprises, Ragan was instrumental in developing communities that included Lake Havasu City and Fountain Hills. He helped move the London Bridge to Lake Havasu City and build the world's tallest fountain in Fountain Hills. Active in civic affairs, Ragan was president of at least seven different service clubs and civic organizations. He was also an accomplished debater and public speaker, winning many awards. He was a devoted and participatory husband and father, communicating a strong moral grounding, a commitment to succeed, an obligation to serve others, and the need to laugh a lot along the way. His passionate pursuits included fishing, reading, and Scrabble. Ragan is survived by his wife Ivy of San Luis Obispo; son Jim Ragan of Cambria, California; daughter Sherre Calouri of Portland, Oregon; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Cylde David Reaveley, 36, of Phoenix, passed away May 17, 2002. Visitation 12-lpm, Wednesday, May 22, 2002 in Relief Society Room at Church. Services following at lpm, Church of Jcvus Christ of Latter Day saitns, Pinnacle Peak Ward, 38008 N. Basin Rd. Alfred Ridgeway, 81, a native of Bisbee Arizona, passed away May 17th in Sierra Vista. He was the son of Al and Mary Ridgeway, an Arizona pioneer family. After graduating from Bisbee High School in 1938, Al attended Arizona State College in Tempe, graduating with a degree in Education. At the start of WWII he joined the US Navy and served as a Naval officer in the Pacific. Upon his return to the states, he married Mary Jane Hellwig of Benson. The Ridgcways made their home in Bisbee where Al was employed by the Bisbee School District for the next thirty-five years, retiring in 1981. During his yoars with the schools, he was a teacher, football and baseball coach, and administrator, touching the lives of hundreds of young people. He took his teams to two state championships in football and was twice named Coach of the Year. He served for several years as President of the A.I.A. Legislative Council, President of the Class A (now 3-A) Conference, and was a member of the Arizona Coaches Association. In 1994 he was inducted into the A.I.A.A.A. Hall of Fame. He is survived by Jane,- his wife of fifty-six years, his daughters, Judy Brungs and Susan Ridgeway, two grandchildren Dina Tokoph and Cory Giacoletti and three great-grandchildren, Nikki, Jaden and Dayne. A gathering to celebrate his life will be held on Saturday, May 25, at 1 1:00 AM, at the Turquoise Valley Golf Course in Naco, Arizona. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to your favorite charity. James , B. Robinson Jr., 59, of Salome AZ, passed away on May 11, 2002. Mr. Robinson was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, May 23rd, 11:00 a.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. i Cave Creek Road, Phoenix. Arrangements by Camel- t back sunset Chapel. Ellen Frances Norton Rogers, 94, Tolleson Arizona, passed away May 19, 2002. Visitation: 9-10 AM, Thursday. May 23, 2002 at Mission Drive Baptist Church, 7801 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix, AZ. Services: 10 AM, Thursday, May 23, 2002 at Mission Drive Baptist Church, 7801 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix, AZ. Adobe Chapel Funeral Home. Louise Rowe, 71, of Mesa Arizona, died Sun., May 19, 2002. Contributions to Leisure World Library Fund, 908 S. Power Rd., Mesa, Arizona 85206. Harry Schawl Jr., 77, of Scottsdale AZ, passed away May 20, 2002. He served in the US Navy WWII. Funeral Mass on Wed., May 22, 2002, at 10am at St. Maria Goretti Catho- i lie Church, 6261 N. Gran t's, ite Reef Rd, Scottsdale, AZ. Margaret Ellen Schrey, of Phoenix, was born on July 29, 1928 in Minneapolis, MN. Margaret E. Andersen Schrey was a loving wife and mother, went to be with her Lord on May 18, 2002 at the age of 73. She is survived by her husband of 46Vi years, John E. Schrey, as well as her two sons, Alan and Mike Schrey; three daughters, Janet and Janis Schrey, and Judy Triassi, all of Phoenix. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Aleksandra, Arianna, Zachari, Michael Anthony, Erin, Jamie and Kaitlyn. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, May 23, 2002, 2pm., North Phoenix Baptist Church, 5757 North Central Avenue. Arrangements handled by A. L. Moore Grimshaw Bethany Chapel Mary Carla Sheeder, 54, Phoenix Arizona, passed away May 13, 2002. Memorial Services: Wednesday, May 22, 2002, 7:00 p.m.. Tree of Life Christian Center, 7200 N. 19th Ave., Phoenix. Arrangements entrusted to: Gortarez Funeral Home, 1505 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85006. Richard Lee Smith, 55, of Chandler Arizona, died May 18, 2002. Military service: U.S. Army, Korean Conflict. Visitation from 4-6pm Thurs., at Bueler Mortuary. Peter Somers, 45, died May 17, 2002 at his home in Glendale. He was bora in Los Angeles, California June 29, 1956 and was a graduate of Santa Monica College. Peter lived in Arizona since 1997. He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law Frank and Inge Somers, his sister Sally Somers, a nephew and two nieces. Memorial services will be held at St. Helen's Catholic Church, 5510 W. Cholla St, Glendale on Thursday, May 23, 2002 at 10:00 AM. James Carl Stetler, 62, Phoenix Arizona, passed away May 20, 2002. Visitation: Thursday, May 23, 2002, 6-8PM at Hansen Desert Hills Mortuary, 6500 E. Bell Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85254. Services: 1st Phoenix Church of the Nazarene, Friday, May 24, 2002, 2:00 p.m., 19201 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85027. Leah M. Stringer, 73, of Mesa AZ, passed away May 19, 2002. Services are Thurs., May 23, 2002 at 10am, Bunker's University Chapel, 3529 E. University Dr., Mesa, AZ. Edna Marie Stupar, 73, of Mesa AZ, passed away Friday, May 17, 2002. Private services are pending. Arrangements by Family Burial & Cremation Center, 237 S. Sirrine, Mesa, AZ. (1 J-5 659 Maudie Long-Taylor, age 88, passed away May 19, 2002 in Glendale, AZ. A Resident of Arizona since 1928, Maudie was employed as a baker for the Glendale Elemen tary Schools until her retirement. Beloved mother, she is survived by her daughter Karen Melton Hailey and son-in-law, Billy Hailey. Visitation 12:00 noon, funeral services 1:00 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2002, at Chapel of the Chimes, 7925 N. 59th Ave, Glendale, AZ. Interment following at Resthaven Park Cemetery. Mrs. Jane I. Theis, 95, Sun City Arizona, passed away May 16, 2002. Memorial Service Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at 9:00 A.M. at Lakeview United Methodist Church, 10298 W. Thunder-bird Blvd., Sun City, Arizona. Contributions: Lakeview United Methodist Church, 10298 W. Thunderbird Blvd., Sun City, AZ. Arrangements by Sunland Mortuary. Cemetery Lots, Monuments & Svcs Crew Acre Cemetery. Garden of Love Crypt, moving out oi siaie musi vm ODO (WUJW-I33 Li Emily Lucinda Waite, 82,, of Mesa, Our beloved mother, sister, grandmother, great-grand- . mother and friend left this life on Sunday, May 19, 2002 to reunite with her eternal partner, husband and friend, James Wilson Waite. Emily Lucinda (Bige-low) Waite was bora May 18, 1920 in Eagar, Arizona. She was a devoted wife and mother and left her family with a great legacy of love. She has a strong testimony of the gospel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was a great example of faith and courage.' She endured well and will be missed by many that love her. She has three surviving siblings, Amy Arlington, Thirl Bigelow and Evan Bigelow, who all reside in Eagar. She was preceded in death by her brother, Wilford Bigelow. Her children are James and Josie Waite, Jr., (Mesa), Darwin and Brenda Waite (Young), Rendol and Lani White (Overgaard), LaVerl Waite (Young), Rodney and Gerri Waite (Apache Junction) and Linda and Raymond Wood (Safford). She has 29 grandchildren and 51 great-grandchildren. Viewing will be Thursday, May 23, 2002 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Bunker's Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 24, 2002 at 11:00 AM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Olive Ward, 525 E. 2nd Avenue, Mesa, AZ, with visitation also one hour prior to the service at the church. John Francis White, 72, of Scottsdale AZ, passed away May 19, 2002. Bora in Chicago, IL on Oct. 14, 1929, he moved to Arizona 7 years ago from Prospect' Heights, IL. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. He received his Juris Doctor from De Paul University and was a founding partner of McKenna, Storer, Rowe, White & Farrug. He was a member of the American Bar Association and the American Trial Lawyers Association. He is survived by his daughters, Catherine White of Palatine, IL; Susan L. White of Batavia, IL; Carroll V. White of Gurnee, IL; Kelly (Kent) Stuff of Zionsville, IN; son, Michael P. (Demi) White of Purcellville, VA; sisters, Carolyn V. Cygan and Madeleine L. Manning; and brothers, Leonard M. White. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Burke White; and his parents, Leonard E. White, Sr. adn Catherine Carroll White. Services will be held in Des Plaines, IL. Memorial contributions may be, made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, 645 W. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60661; or to the American Lung Association, 1740 Broadway, New York, NY 10019. Arrangements by Messinger Indian School Mortuary. Dorothy . D. White, 89, of Middle Verde, died May 14. She was bora April 13, 1913 in Middle Verde. She was a Baptist who enjoyed house-cleaning. She attended the Phoenix Indian School. Dorothy and her husband Wesley were the Grand Marshalls of the 1997 Fort Verde Days Parade in Camp Verde. She loved traditional dances and songs. Her husband, Wesley White, preceded her in death. She outlived most of her relatives. She leaves a sister-in-law, Flora Kinsey, 23 grandchildren and thirty-four great-grandchildren. A visitation will be held Tuesday, May 21 at the Westcott Funeral Home, Cottonwood from 6 to 8 PM. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 22 in the Cultural Hall of the Yavapai-Apache Nation in Middle Verde at 10 AM. Burial will follow in the Middle Verde Tribal Cemetery. Betty Ann Wilson, 80, of Mesa, passed away 5-19-2002. Visitation 5-23-02 9:00AM-10:00AM. 848 N Westwood St. Services 5-23-02 10:00AM 848 N. Westwood St. Mesa, AZ. Elvis Fay Weatherman, 77, Mesa Arizona, passed away May 16, 2002. Army WW II. Services: Friday, May 24, 2002, 10:00, Community Church of New Thought, 5013 E. Broadway, Mesa, Arizona. S Arizona Cremation & Fu- s neral Services. Neuel Junior Weathersby, 72, of Forest Lakes AZ, entered into eternal life May 20, 2002. He was born July 11, 1929 in Safford, AZ and raised on a ranch in Klondyke, AZ. On May 19, 1949 he married his high school sweetheart and started his own family, residing on the family ranch. He was an Arizona Livestock Brand Inspector. He Jater moved to Scottsdale, AZ, and became the State Livestock Brand Recorder. He also worked for the State Land Department where he retired. He was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where he served as a Branch President, stake missionary, and served a two year mission in Church Employment Service. He was preceded in death by his parents Neuel O. and Charlotte Weathersby. He is survived by his wife, Jayne, of 53 years and their five children and spouses: Cynthia & Dave, Scott & Jeri, Claudia & Val, Ed & Cheryl, and Bill & Ginger. He is also survived by his sisters, Mary and Peggy, and brother, Jake. He leaves a posterity that includes 25 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; as well as nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Thursday, May 23rd from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Ed Weathersby Residence, 28015 N. 37th Ave. Phoenix, AZ. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 24th at 10:00am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2939 W. Rose Garden Lane, Phoenix, AZ with visitation one hour prior to the service. Graveside services will be Saturday at 1:30pm in Central, AZ. Family assisted by Paradise Chapel Funeral Home. IT? Helen B. Wippert, 76, of El Mirage AZ, passed away May 19, 2002. She was born November 6, 1925 in Dallas, Texas. She was a caring and loving Mother and Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. Survivors include her son, Michael Wippert, daughter, Johnnie Shonkwiler, 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She will be missed dearly. Bernice Catherine Wold, 84, of Sun City Arizona, died May 19, 2002. She was born in Bemidji, Minnesota on October 27, 1917. She was preceded in death by her parents Carl and Ida Hessing and sister Doris Francks. Bernice was a homemaker and a member of the Glass & Garden Church of Scottsdale, Arizona. She was also a member of the Eastern Star. She resided in Mankato, Minnesota from 1936-1980, moving to Scottsdale, Arizona in 1981. Bernice was the beloved wife of Edward A. Wold for sixty-three years. She is survived by her. husband and four children: James E. Wold of Mankato, MN; Carol A. (JUL) Larson of Sun City, AZ; Susan K. (Steven) Christensen of Scottsdale, AZ; and Robert R. (Shirley) Wold of Mankato, MN. Ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren also survive her. Bernice was adored by her family and friends and will be deeply missed. She will be forever in our hearts. A memorial service will be held Friday, May 24, 2002 at the First Christian Church of Sun City, 14001 Thunderbird Road at 10:30 a.m. Arrangements were made by Camino del Sol Funeral Chapel of Sun City West, AZ (623-584-6299). A memorial service will be held in Mankato, MN at a later date. Mr. George N. Woodworth, 89, of Sun City West Arizona, passed away May 17, 2002. Private committal services will be held in Massachusetts at a later date. Arrangments Sunland Mortuary. Richard P. Ziegman, 77, of Tempe Arizona, passed away Monday, May 20, 2002 . , - . r-f m rnoenix. mi. V ! v . I f i' Ziegman a Real fp ' t 7 Estate Salesperson I VlTi and Army WWII 1 Sy i Veteran was born m. JU k I m Fostoria, Ohio, September 13, 1924. He is survived by his wife Mary Martin Ziegman, daughters Rebecca LeClair, Jeanne Basheda, Dianne Meier, Monica Wal-lin, Ann Peltier, Nancy Koontz, sons Steven Ziegman, Edward Ziegman, Richard Ziegman, Stephen Martin, John Martin, Richard Martin, Robert Martin, brother Jack Ziegman, Thirty Six Grandchildren and Two Great-Grandchildren. Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 22, 2002 from 5 to 8PM at Carr Tenney Mortuary 2621 S. Rural Road, Tempe. Services will be Thursday, May 23, 2002 at 10:00AM at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 2121 S. Rural Road, Tempe. Memorial Contributions maybe sent to Friends of the Orphans, PO Box 25507, Tempe, AZ 85285 or St. Vincent De Paul, PO Box 13600, Phoenix, AZ 85002 PUBLIC SAFETY LtJJjjjJMl MiiJjJjJjJJl For Information on advertising, call 602-444-8778 or fax 602-444-8165. 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Two men in the other vehicle chased the four to the north side of a restaurant where shots were fired, killing Benitez and wounding Escalante. The shooters drove away in a black sport utility vehicle that was manufactured about 1988 to 1994, police said. Phoenix, Dewey homes searched in meth sweep PHOENIX About 100 law enforcement officers fanned out across Maricopa and Yavapai counties Tuesday to serve search warrants on six suspected meth labs. The raids culminated a three-month investigation, said Department of Public Safety spokesman Frank Va-lenzuela. The investigation began in February when a search warrant was served at a Dewey home that contained a meth lab, he said. Officers seized chemicals, 32 guns and various stolen items at that time. Tuesday's raids targeted four homes in Phoenix and two in Dewey. Authorities did not release details about what was seized in those raids. Iowa man suffers injury in Oak Creek Canyon SEDONA A 66-year-old Iowa man was hospitalized after a falling tree hit him while he hiked in northern Arizona. The man, whose name wasn't immediately released, and his son were hiking Monday on West Fork Trail in Oak Creek Canyon when they heard a cracking noise and turned to see the tree begin to topple, said Sedona Fire Dis trict spokesman Gary Johnson. The 30-year-old son, who is from Mesa, managed to get out of the way. However, his father was hit and knocked into Oak Creek, Johnson said. It took rescue crews five hours to get the man out of the wooded area. He was airlifted to Flagstaff Medical Center with a fractured left ankle and shoulder injuries. Deaths of man, woman likely homicide-suicide TUCSON A man and woman died early Tuesday in what police believe was a homicide-suicide. Police officers responded to a report of a shooting and found a wounded 42-year-old woman outside a Tucson residence. She was pronounced dead shortly after being taken to a hospital, police said. A suspicious vehicle was spotted by police a short time later. There was a brief pursuit, which ended when the man drove back to the scene and drove his car into a lot next to the victim's residence, police said. Officers then heard a shot and found the man dead of a self-inflicted wound. Investigators said the man and woman apparently knew each other but their exact relationship wasn't immediately determined. The victims' names were not released. 2 homes, 3 vehicles lost to possible arson TUCSON Three vehicles and two mobile homes were destroyed in a fire south of Tucson, authorities said. No one was hurt in the blaze, which apparently started in a dune buggy that was parked between the two mobile homes, said Capt. Corey Reed of the RuralMetro Fire Department. "It's looking like arson right now," said Reed, who didn't have a damage estimate. He said both homes were engulfed when the first of 30 firefighters arrived. Authorities said they didn't know how many people were displaced. ' Compiled from reports by The Arizona Republic and Associated Press.

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