From Yavapai County, Arizona:
Jerry Andrew Brandt Sr.
Jerry Andrew Brandt Sr., 42, died in Nome, Alaska on April 26, 1997.
He was born Nov. 19, 1954 in Antioch, Calif.
Mr. Brandt was published in many mining journals and related publications. He was known and respected around the world for his expertise in gold recovery and prospecting, He and his son, Jerry Jr., owned J & J Mining, Inc., a prospecting store in Yarnell. He always wanted to live in Alaska, and he moved there in February 1996. He was an accomplished hunter, trapper, fisherman and recreational gold miner. In Nome he researched mining claims and managed a bakery, "The Miner's Wife," that he had started with his wife, Beverly.
Gail T. Back, 76, a Prescott Valley resident, died Wednesday, May 28, 1997 in Prescott.
He was born Dec. 16, 1920, in Flagstaff.
Mr. Back served in the Yavapai Sheriff's Department and the Pima County Sheriff's Department at various times in his law enforcement career. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Survivors include his son, Bill Back of Prescott; two granddaughters; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Westcott Funeral Home in Cottonwood, which assisted with arrangements.
Richard "Dick" Brandon, 56, died Tuesday, June 3, 1997, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Phoenix.
He was born Oct. 11, 1940, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Dorothy (Hodges) and Robert Lee Brandon.
Mr. Brandon was vice-president of human resources for Valley National Bank. He retired in 1993 after a 32-year affiliation with the bank. He moved to Phoenix from Cleveland in 1959 and to Prescott in 1992.
He was a member of the Walker Volunteer Fire Department, the Chrysler Arbitration Board, was arbitrator for the Phoenix Better Business Bureau, was a SWIRL educator at Phoenix high schools, and a tutor at Yavapai College. He enjoyed the many hours he spent in his workshop at home and was good at designing and building machinery and tools to make life simpler. He loved being out of doors, sailing or snow skiing, and was proud of his record as a person of integrity and progressive banking skills.
Survivors include his wife of 17 years, Helga; son, Kevin Brandon of Flagstaff; daughters, Karen Behan of Phoenix and Karen McGinnis of Scottsdale; mother, Dorothy Brandon of Phoenix; brothers, Bob Brandon of Sandusky, Ohio, John Brandon of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Jerry Brandon of Scottsdale; sister, Kathy Aylett of Laguna Beach, Calif., and four grandchildren.
Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home. The Rev. Tom Caitlin will officiate.
Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home assisted with arrangements.
Margaret K. Kloter, 77, died Friday, May 30, 1997, at her home in Prescott.
She was born Aug. 5, 1919, in Hartford, Conn., to Reginald W. and Elsie M. Kent.
Mrs. Kloter resided in Vernon, Conn., and Brewster and Cape Cod, Mass., until moving to Prescott in 1973. She was valedictorian of the 1937 graduating class of Rockville High School in Rockville, Conn. She was an employee of the Vernon School System in Vernon, Conn., working in the libraries of Sykes Junior High School and Vernon Center Middle School, retiring in 1973. After moving to Prescott, she worked in the libraries at Prescott College and Yavapai Community College, retiring in 1990. She had a life-long love of nature and books.
Survivors include her children, Lynn Fahy of Vernon, Conn., Scott Kloter of Farmington, Mass., Beth Parkes of Chandler, and Karen Kloter of Farmington, Conn.; six grandchildren and three great- grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Noel R. Kloter.
A graveside service was held today at Grove Hill Cemetery in Rockville, Conn.
Memorial donations may be made to the Massachusetts Audubon Society, Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Wellfleet, Mass., or the Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin, Prescott, AZ 86303.
Memory Chapel Mortuary assisted with arrangements.
David Currier Sturm, 63, died Saturday, May 31, 1997.
He was born June 7, 1933, in Prescott to Elizabeth Margarethe (Hollingshead) and Edward Currier Sturm.
Mr. Sturm graduated from Prescott High School and attended the University of Arizona before transferring to the Forestry Program at Colorado State University. He was a life-long member of the Elks Club, and was an active member of the Albuquerque, N.M., Habitat for Humanity. He was a resident of Albuquerque after retiring from the military in 1994.
Survivors include his wife, Martha; daughter, Astrid; son, Fred; mother, Elizabeth Sturm of Prescott; sister, Carolyn S. Williams; and one grandchild.
Services were held today at Fitzgerald Chapel, 3113 Carlisle Blvd. NE. in Albuquerque. Interment will be on Monday at the Santa Fe National Cemetery .
Memorial donations may be made to the Animal Humane Society of New Mexico, 615 Virginia SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108 or to a charity of your choice.
Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors in Albuquerque assisted with arrangements.
Sandra Bondurant, 57, died Thursday, June 5, 1997, at her home in Prescott.
She was born Jan. 2, 1940, in Kingman, Kan., to Jean (Crane) and Robert N. Lash.
Mrs. Bondurant moved to Prescott 19 years ago from her native Kansas. She was an employee of Bank One, Arizona, and previously was with Southwest National Bank in Wichita, Kan. She was proud of her long association in banking. She was a graduate of S.E. High School in Wichita, Kan., and attended Wichita Business College and Baker University in Baldwin, Kan.
She was a member of Credit Women International, American Association of Bank Women, National Notary Association, National Association of Female Executives, and the United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband of 37 years, Merle; daughter, Christy Crognzli of Chandler; son, Marc Bondurant of Prescott; father, Robert N. Lash of Rockport, Texas; brothers, Kent Lash of Ottawa, Kan., and Jon Lash of Carlsbad, Calif.; and three grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Mountain View Cemetery, 1051 Willow Creek Road, Prescott.
Memory Chapel Mortuary assisted with arrangements.