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Kimber, Gathman, Geyer, Madrid, Rice, Williams

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Tuesday, 5 February 2008, at 4:12 p.m.

From Yavapai County, Arizona:

Donald Kimber
Donald E. Kimber, 77, died Sunday, Nov. 30, 1997, at his home in Chino Valley.
He was born April 6, 1920, in Wray, Colo., to Earl and Alice (Cordell) Kimber.
Mr. Kimber was a retired U.S. Navy chief machinist's mate of 20 years. He also worked for the Challente Cream and Butter Company in Los Angeles, Calif.
He moved to Chino Valley from California 24 years ago, and was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans. He enjoyed playing billiards and pool.
Survivors include his wife, Alice of Chino Valley; son, Donald of Nevada; daughters, Carolyn Finnerty of California, Lois Williams of Oregon, and Verna Newbern of Illinois; sister, Dorothy Grosccose of Wyoming; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Private family services will be held.
Hampton Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Lou Gathman
Lou Augusta Gathman, 80, died Dec. 11, 1997, in Phoenix.
He was born Aug. 20, 1917, in South Dakota to Louie and Annett (Werhan) Gathman.
Mr. Gathman moved to Arizona in 1958 and lived in Prescott for 30 years.
A self-employed painter, Mr. Gathman also painted for the John F. Long company in Phoenix.
Mr. Gathman was a cook for the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Prescott, and retired in 1977.
Mr. Gathman was a member of Chino Valley Methodist Church and Moose Lodge No. 319 of Prescott.
Survivors include his sister, Grace Tiebur of Spencer, Iowa; brother, Herbert Gathman of California; and a stepdaughter, Betty Root of Indianapolis, Ind.
Memorial services will be held at Chino Valley Methodist Church on Tuesday, Jan. 6; a time will be set later.
Memory Chapel Mortuary helped the family with arrangements.

Wayne Geyer
Wayne J. Geyer, 63, died Friday, Dec. 12, 1997, at Desert Samaritan Care Center in Mesa.
He was born April 19, 1934, in East Troy, Wis., to August L. and Emra (Pecor) Geyer. He retired to Prescott from Phoenix in 1989.
He was employed by Salt River Project for 30 years, where he was a supervisor in transportation services. He was also part owner of Arabian Truck Caps in Prescott Valley, which he managed for four years until the business was sold earlier this year.
Mr. Geyer's hobbies included a love of race cars from Quarter-midgets to Formula V in building and maintaining them. After moving to Prescott, he became interested in gold prospecting. Camping and RV travel took the family to many places far and wide. Spending quality time with his children and grandchildren was of utmost importance, along with his involvement with the Knights of Columbus activities.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Irene; daughters, Lori of Scottsdale and Stephanie, serving in the U.S. Army near Seoul, Korea; sons, Alan of Phoenix and Greg of Scottsdale; sister, Jeanette Laris of Hawaii; brother, Lynn of Phoenix; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 150 Fleury Ave., with Fr. Fred LeClaire, pastor, officiating.
The family suggests charitable donations in lieu of flowers to the Knights of Columbus Council 1032, c/o Sacred Heart Church, 150 Fleury Ave., Prescott, AZ 86301, or Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014.
Botimer Funeral Home in Phoenix helped the family with arrangements.

Pete Madrid
Pete Madrid, 87, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 1997, at a local nursing home.
He was born March 22, 1910, in Duran, N.M., to Manuel and Cleofas (Leyva) Madrid. He married his wife, Erma, in 1947 in New Mexico. She preceded him in death in 1987.
Mr. Madrid was a supervisor for the State of New Mexico Land Department. He retired in 1975, and moved to Prescott in 1995 from Santa Fe, N.M.
Survivors include his son, Peter of Tucson; daughters, Liz Mason of Prescott and Joyce Bustos of Santa Fe, N.M.; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services and burial will be held Saturday in Espanola, N.M.
Memorial contributions may be made to Prescott Samaritan Village, 1030 Scott Drive, Prescott, AZ 86301.
Sunrise Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Violet Rice
Violet Rice, 88, of Prescott, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 1997, at a care home in Prescott Valley.
She was born Sept. 7, 1909, in Imperial, Pa., to Otto and Emily (Boener) Georgi. She moved to Prescott 25 years ago.
She is survived by a sister, Lila Tapp of Mt. Laurel, N.J. Her husband, Robert, preceded her in death in 1993.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Valley View Cemetery in Clarkdale.
Memory Chapel Mortuary helped the family with arrangements.

John Williams
John L. "Jack" Williams, 75, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 1997, at a local nursing home.
He was born Oct. 21, 1922, in Yuma, to John L. And Edna (Richardson) Williams.
He married Jacqueline "Jackie" Dutton on Oct. 26, 1947, in Yuma, and they had just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They moved to Prescott from Yuma 37 years ago.
Mr. Williams was a construction supervisor for the Highway Department for 15 years, retiring in 1983. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of the Chino Valley Sheriff's Posse and the Chino Valley Roping Club, and was a former member of the Civitan Club in Prescott and the Elks Lodge in Yuma. His favorite pastime was team roping.
Survivors include his wife, Jackie of Prescott; son, Johnny of Silver Springs, Nev.; daughters, Bonnie Babakian of Phoenix and Debi Johnson of Chino Valley; sisters, Fay Williams of Phoenix, Rea Crawford of Tucson and Betty Myers of Prescott Valley; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Sunrise Funeral Home in Prescott Valley, with Ronald Doty officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Family Care, 100 E. Sheldon St., #100, Prescott, AZ 86301.
Sunrise Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

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