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Adams, Martin, Mitchell, Wills, Martinez, Housen, Lewis, Morse

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Wednesday, 6 February 2008, at 3:54 p.m.

From Yavapai County, Arizona:

Jeffrey Adams
Jeffrey F. Adams, 48, of Prescott Valley, died Sunday, Sept. 5, 1999, in Prescott.
He was born Sept. 26, 1950, in Chicago, Ill., to Joseph and Eleanore (Sirus) Adams.
Mr. Adams married Loretta Naso on Nov. 20, 1976, in Garden Grove, Calif.
He moved from California to the Prescott Valley area, where he was employed with Knight Transportation, seven years ago. He enjoyed the cowboy lifestyle.
Mr. Adams is survived by his wife, Loretta; son, Nicholas of Prescott Valley; daughter, Crystal of Prescott Valley; brothers, David and Brad, both of Chicago, Ill.; and sisters, Marianne Riccio and Sheila Byerly, both of Chicago, Ill.
Funeral services were at 11:30 this morning at Sunrise Funeral Home, with Pastor Bruce Montroy officiating. Interment will be at Redwood Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5377, Phoenix, AZ 85010.
Sunrise Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Frances Martin
Frances Martin, 91, of Dewey, died Friday, Aug. 20, 1999, in Scottsdale.
She was born in a covered wagon on Jan. 25, 1908, between Roosevelt and Globe, to Jim and Altie (West) Jones.
She moved with her family in 1916 to Black Canyon City. She married Charlie Martin on May 17, 1927, in Phoenix.
The Martins owned and managed Martin's Cafeteria in Phoenix for 17 years.
She was an avid gardener and bird watcher.
Mrs. Martin is survived by her daughter, Maxine Jackson of Dewey; two grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1989.
A private celebration of her life will be held Sept. 26.
Hansen Desert Hills Chapel in Scottsdale helped the family with arrangements.

Zelpha Mitchell
Zelpha Louise Garner Mitchell, 77, of Prescott, died Monday, Sept. 6, 1999, in Phoenix.
She was born Nov. 7, 1921, in Paragould, Ark., to George Ernest and Bessie Mae (Williams) McCon-naughhay.
Mrs. Mitchell was a longtime resident of Phoenix and Mesa before moving to Prescott two years ago.
She was a volunteer at Meadow Park Care Center, the Adult Center and Miller Valley Baptist Church.
Mrs. Mitchell is survived by her daughters, Freddie Anttila and Sheila Trauscht, both of Phoenix; son, John Garner of Prescott; sisters, Vivian Kelsey and Albertene Medford; brothers, Theodore and Jarvis McConnaughhay; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hiram Mitchell, on July 9 of this year.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at A.L. Moore Grimshaw Bethany Chapel, 710 W. Bethany Home Road, Phoenix. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at that chapel in Phoenix.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014.
A.L. Moore Grimshaw Bethany Chapel helped the family with arrangements.

Ronald Wills
Ronald E. Wills, 65, of Prescott, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 1999, in Phoenix.
He was born June 20, 1934, in Paragould, Ark.
Mr. Wills lived in Thibedoux, La., before joining the U.S. Army in the 1950s. He later settled in California, where he worked as a computer programmer for Lockheed Aircraft Co. for more than 32 years.
He retired for medical reasons and moved to Prescott about 12 years ago.
Mr. Wills was a member of the Willow Hills Southern Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Carol; daughter, Carolyn Wills, and son, Bryan, both of Germany; sister, Judy Wills, and brother, Russell Jr., both of Westcliff, Colo.; and one grandson.
Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Louis B. Hazelton Memorial Park, 23000 W. Broadway, in Buckeye, with the Rev. Tom Wiles officiating.
Interment will be in the Louis B. Hazelton Memorial Park.
Buckeye Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Pasqual Martinez
Pasqual Martinez, 75, a former Prescott resident, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 1999, in Las Vegas, Nev.
He was born April 27, 1924, to Petronilo and Cayetana (Lemon) Martinez.
Mr. Martinez served in the U.S. Army in World War II and the Korean War.
He lived in Prescott from 1958 to 1970, and worked at the Iron King Mine.
Survivors include his daughters, Diana Padilla of Prescott and Annette Northcutt of Las Vegas, Nev.; sons, Steven of Phoenix and David of Prescott; brother, Domingo of Globe; sisters, Juanita Alonzo of Miami and Margaret Rogers of Phoenix; 22 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Martinez was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie, in 1986, his daughter, Elaine, in 1964, and his sister, Irene Medina.
Services were Saturday at the Superior Catholic Church in Superior.
Palm Mortuary in Las Vegas, Nev., helped the family with arrangements.

John Van Housen
John C. Van Housen, 76, a Prescott Valley resident, died Friday, Sept. 3, 1999, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix.
He was born on Sept. 2, 1923, in Oak Park, Ill., to Clyde F. and June (Alabastro) Van Housen.
Mr. Van Housen served in the Army Air Corps. He moved to Prescott Valley from California in 1988, and was employed as a wheelchair and medical supplies repairman and salesman.
Survivors include his son, Jeffrey of Bristol, Conn.; and daughters, Mary Van Housen of Burlington, Conn., and Lynne St. James of Suffield, Conn.
The service time and date were pending at the time of publication, but people can call Bradshaw Chapel at 772-2296 for service time and date.
Arizona Wakelin Bradshaw Chapel helped the family with arrangements.

Alexander Lewis
Alexander F. Lewis, 87, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 1999, in Prescott.
He was born Feb. 20, 1912, in Indianapolis, Ind.
Mr. Lewis belonged to the printers' union in Los Angeles, Calif. He retired as a printer in 1972.
He moved to Prescott from southern California in 1993.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Helen; daughter, Shirley Sheatz of Prescott; son, John of Lakewood, Calif.; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Memory Chapel, 131 Grove Ave., Prescott. Dr. Bob Henderson will officiate.
Memory Chapel helped the family with arrangements.

Robert Morse
Robert E. Morse, 91, a former Humboldt resident, died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 1999, in Phoenix.
He was born Dec. 15, 1907, in Portland, Ore.
Mr. Morse was an aviation pilot for the Navy in World War II. He graduated from the University of Oregon, and has worked as a park ranger, radio broadcaster and restaurant owner.
He is survived by his wife, Naomi, of Phoenix; daughters, Donna Maerz of Merced, Calif., Shelly Grove of Corvallis, Ore., and Gail Fery of Salem, Ore.; son, Tim Simmons of Margaret, Ala.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery, 23029 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix.
A.L. Moore-Grimshaw Mortuar-ies-Bethany in Phoenix helped the family with arrangements.

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