From Yavapai County, Arizona:
Imogene Hodges, 92, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 1997, in a local nursing home.
She was born Aug. 13, 1905, in Edelstin, Ill., to Roy and Alvaretta (Lamoree) Hodges. She moved to Prescott from Chicago, Ill., 30 years ago.
She was a retired hospital lab technician.
Survivors include her nephew, Kenneth Van Horn of Las Vegas, Nev.; and three nieces.
Memory Chapel Mortuary helped the family with private arrangements.
Eugene E. Yule, 71, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 1997, at Yavapai Regional Medical Center.
He was born July 5, 1926, in Kenosha, Wis., to Everett and Catherine (Lichter) Yule.
Mr. Yule served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked as a window clerk for the U.S. Post Office for many years, retiring in 1983. He also did tax work for several years.
He married Shirley Ernst in Kenosha, Wis., on June 7, 1947. They moved to Scottsdale in 1961 from Kenosha, then to Dewey in 1988.
He enjoyed gardening, baking and cooking.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley of Dewey; brother, James of Wisconsin; and mother, Catherine Yule of Wisconsin. He was preceded in death by his father, Everett, in 1975.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today, with a vigil service at 7 p.m., at Sunrise Funeral Home in Prescott Valley.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Germaine Catholic Church in Prescott Valley, with the Rev. Gerald Yaeger as Celebrant.
Burial will be at a later date in St. Francis Cemetery in Phoenix.
Sunrise Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.
Mary Lee (Tyree) Barkubein, 40, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 1997, in Chattanooga, Tenn.
She was born July 14, 1957, in Prescott, to Bill and Ella (Winn) Tyree.
Mrs. Barkubein graduated from Central Baptist Academy in Prescott in 1975. She attended college in Tennessee and graduated with honors. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church, had received her associates of business degree as a secretary, and was a member of the Society for Creative Anachronisms.
Survivors include her husband, Dale; son, John Henry Elliott; and daughter, Lela Marie Elliott, all of Chattanooga; and mother, Ella Tyree; brothers, Doug and Richard Tyree; and sister, Diane Hommel, all of Prescott.
She was preceded in death by her father, Bill Tyree.
Funeral services were held Nov. 26 at Heritage Funeral Home in Chattanooga, Tenn. Dr. Steve Euler and Darryl Fortinberry officiated. Interment was at Hamilton Memorial Gardens in Hixon, Tenn.
The family suggests contributions be made to Grace Baptist Church, the Mary L. Barkubein Fund.
Heritage Funeral Home in Chattanooga helped the family with arrangements.
Sylvia Mae Hinrichs, 78, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 1997, in Escondido, Calif.
She was born Sept. 25, 1919, in Beloit, Wis., to Charles O. And Jennie (Baker) Hopper. She married Herbert O. Hinrichs in 1943.
Mrs. Hinrichs was a resident of Prescott for many years, and was a member of Prescott's First Lutheran Church.
Survivors include daughters Barbara Vester of Los Angeles, Calif., and Bonnie Shipley of Escondido, Calif.; son Herbert Hinrichs of Chino Valley; brother, Charles Hopper of Beloit, Wis.; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert, who died in Prescott in 1995.
Graveside services were held Dec. 5 at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix.
The family suggests memorials be made to First Lutheran Church of Prescott or to the Alzheimer's Association.
Alhiser-Wilson Mortuary in Escondido, Calif., helped the family with arrangements.
Verg Neva Chemas, 78, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 1997, at her home in Humboldt.
She was born Aug. 24, 1919, in Alberta, Canada, to Harold Reykdal and Alice Mae (Everson) Reykdal. She had been a resident of Arizona for the past 76 years.
She married Pet J. Chemas in Prescott.
Mrs. Chemas attended schools in Prescott as a child. Her father owned and operated Skyline Motel and Reykdal Sporting Goods, where she worked for many years. She also worked for Safeway Food Stores for 23 years in the meat department.
Survivors include her sons, George of Humboldt and Harold of Mesa; daughter, Sonja Moore of Humboldt; sisters, Boots Berg of Vacaville, Calif., Alicia Dean of Atlanta, Ga., and Merilyn Mills of Phoenix; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Victorian Chapel of Hampton Funeral Home, 240 S. Cortez St., with Pastor Monty Ray Sears officiating.
Interment will follow at Humboldt Citizens Cemetery, Highway 69 in Humboldt.
The family suggests memorials be made to Yavapai Regional Medical Center, Hospice Restricted Fund, 1003 Willow Creek Road, Prescott, AZ 86301.
Hampton Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.
Ruth Sasser, 89, died Monday, Dec. 8, 1997, in the Prescott Samaritan Village.
She was born July 1, 1908, in New York State, and moved to Arizona 27 years ago from California.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church and was active as a Sunday school teacher. She took great pride in her homemaking abilities.
Survivors include her son, Bill Lutz of Spokane, Wash.; daughter, Ruth Yocum of Upland, Calif.; stepson, Keith Sasser of Scottsdale; stepdaughter, Betty Riggle of Prescott; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Her husband, Floyd, preceded her in death in 1995.
A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Prescott Samaritan Village Chapel, 1030 Scott Drive.
Private interment will be in Mt. View Cemetery.
In lieu of material remembrances, the family suggests that friends remember the Prescott Samaritan Village, 1030 Scott Drive, Prescott, AZ 86301.
Memory Chapel Mortuary helped the family with arrangements.
Elizabeth Hulsey, 88, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 1997, at Brighton Gardens in Sun City.
She was born April 19, 1909, in Memphis, Texas, to Dan and Jamie (Adcock) Richardson. She moved to Tucson from California in 1949, and to Prescott in 1959.
Mrs. Hulsey loved to fish and go hunting. She had a wonderful collection of dolls, bottles and rocks. She will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Survivors include her daughter, Rita Jordan of Prescott Valley; brother, Eddie Richardson of Amarillo, Texas; sister, Lois Goffnett of Memphis, Texas; 10 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home, 303 S. Cortez St.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Arizona Ruffner Funeral Home, with the Rev. Skip Forsman officiating.
Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.