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Grell, Lewis, Payne, Dockstader, Elliott, Schreiner, Gospel

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Date: Wednesday, 6 February 2008, at 5:09 p.m.

From Yavapai County, Arizona:

Patricia Mae Grell
Patricia "Pat" Mae Grell, 60, died Saturday, July 24, 1999, at Yavapai Regional Medical Center.
She was born Sept. 9, 1938, in Davenport, Iowa, to Keith E. and Arlene R. (Garlough) Staggs.
Mrs. Grell married Lester Grell on June 23, 1956. She moved to Phoenix in 1962 and to Chino Valley in 1995.
She worked as a production leader/trainer with Motorola for 32 years and retired in 1994. She was a member of Chino Valley United Methodist Church, its women's group and the Emmaus Walk #77, as well as the Chino Valley Food Bank.
Mrs. Grell was an outdoors person who liked horses, gardening, and was admired for her fine hand crafted gifts. She was proud of her family and took pride in helping others whenever she could.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Eugene and Melvin Staggs.
Survivors include her husband, Lester L. of Chino Valley; daughter, Elizabeth Ann Wilson of Tucumcari, N.M.; sons, Kevin Jay of Chino Valley, and Brian Keith of Gulfport, Miss.; mother, Arlene Ruth Staggs of Bettendorf, Iowa; sisters, Marcella Husen of Grand Mound, Iowa, and Kathryn Kipp of Peoria, Iowa; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home, 303 S. Cortez.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Chino Valley United Methodist Church, 735 E. Road 1 South, with the Rev. Bob Rimp officiating. Concluding services will be at Chino Valley Cemetery.
Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Esther Elizabeth Lewis
Esther Elizabeth Lewis, 86, died Sunday, July 25, 1999, in Prescott Valley.
She was born July 3, 1913, in Wetumpka, Okla., to John and Viola (Waggoner) Pierson.
Mrs. Lewis had lived in Phoenix for 62 years, and Prescott Valley for the last nine years.
She was a homemaker, and a member of the Church of Christ in Prescott Valley. She enjoyed the out of doors, fishing, and gardening, which included growing roses.
Survivors include her husband, Frank of Prescott Valley; daughters, Betty Carver of Prescott Valley, Judy Redman of Prescott, and Jane Moore of Phoenix; sons, Ronnie of Phoenix, and John of Fountain Hills; sisters, Pearl Jones of Phoenix, and Evea McClellan of Phoenix; 18 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Paradise Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Scottsdale.
Hampton Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Laurence Payne
Laurence Ashton "Larry" Payne, 90, died Thursday, July 22, 1999, in Prescott.
He was born April 16, 1909, in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, to Clyde A. and Jessie E. Payne.
Mr. Payne married Mayry Sanborn on Sept. 1, 1934, in Pennsylvania. He attended Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio, and took executive courses at Rutgers and Princeton universities.
After 41 years as an executive with the Benjamin Moore Paint Co., he and his wife retired to Prescott from Barrington, Ill., in 1971. He was actively involved in the Prescott community, serving on the board of the First Congregational Church, as treasurer of the Elks, on numerous Sunrise Lions Club committees, as an honorary life member of the Arizona Congress of Parents and Teachers, and as a member of the board of directors of the Yavapai Community College from 1977 to 1982, including service as its president in 1981.
Mr. Payne was instrumental in starting the Prescott Little League program in 1972, and served as its president and treasurer from 1972 to 1974 and in other capacities until his retirement in 1977. At the time of his retirement, the league honored him with a plaque inscribed: "To a top-notch volunteer with a great feeling for youth."
He was an avid sportsman, both as a participant and as a spectator, and was a man who truly enjoyed being surrounded by his family members.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Mayry; daughters, Marilynn Reynolds of Greensboro, N.C., Charlene Ireland of Prescott and Martha Campagnola of Littleton, Colo.; son, Richard of Henderson, Nev.; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the First Congregational Church, 216 E. Gurley St.
Memorial contributions are suggested to: Prescott Little League Inc., c/o Bill Vallely, 231 Mount Vernon Ave., Prescott, AZ 86303.
Memory Chapel helped the family with arrangements.

Mildred Dockstader
Mildred Irene Dockstader, 70, died Wednesday, July 21, 1999, in Prescott.
She was born May 7, 1929, in Hastings, Minn., to Philip and Theresa (Girgen) Birchen.
Mrs. Dockstader spent her career as a medical records administrator for the Department of Veterans Affairs, working from 1964 to 1989. She moved to Prescott in 1986 from West Haven, Conn., and worked at the local VA hospital until her retirement.
After she left the VA, she devoted her life to volunteer work, and just last month was named by the City of Prescott as its "volunteer of the month." She served in the Administrative Services area of the Yavapai Regional Medical Center, and also served in the Precott Free Clinic and the Prescott Police Department's VIP program. The Prescott City Council presented her with a plaque honoring her service.
Mrs. Dockstader was a member of Calvary Chapel of Prescott.
Survivors include her daughters, Michelle Leonard of Portland, Ore., and Kathy Rajkovich of Warrenton, Va.; brother, Paul Birchen of Hastings, Minn.; sisters, Marian Konsbruck of Mesa, Monica Wildes of Hastings, Minn., and Martha Junglen of Stow, Ohio; and one grandchild.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Calvary Chapel of Prescott, 2313 E. Highway 69, in the chapel's High School Room, with Pastor Ken Van Tuyl officiating. Private cremation was at Bradshaw Crematory in Prescott Valley.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Yavapai Regional Medical Center, 1003 Willow Creek Road, Prescott, AZ 86301, or to the Prescott Free Clinic, 930 Division St., Prescott, AZ 86301.
Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Mary Frances Elliott
Mary Frances Elliott, 67, died Saturday, July 24, 1999. at Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix.
She was born Feb. 8, 1932 in St. Marys, Kan., to Rudolph and Marie E. (Finn) Rezac.
Mrs. Elliott lived in Prescott for the past 11 years. She was a very active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She was on the church council and was very active with St. Vincent De Paul and had been president and secretary.
She enjoyed traveling extensively all over the world. She was a loving mother and grandmother, and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
Her husband, Jack G. Elliott, preceded her in death in 1988.
Survivors include daughters, Cheryl Avery-Hamilton of Prescott, and Kim Ray of Dallas, Texas; sons Terrance of Temecula, Calif and Christopher of Phoenix; a brother, Larry Rezac of Phoenix; sisters, Rosemary Anderso of Kimball, Neb., and Sandy Dumont of Taunton, Mass.; and six grandchildren.
Visitation will be 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, with a vigil service at 6:30 p.m. at the Victorian Chapel of the Hampton Funeral Home, 240 S. Cortez St., Prescott. Service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Sacred Heart Church with Father Dick Farrell, C.M.F. officiating. The family suggests memorial contributions to St. Vincent De Paul, c/o Sacred Heart Church, 150 Fleury Ave., Prescott, AZ 86301.
Hampton Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Leslie Schreiner
Leslie William 'Bud' Schreiner, 75, died Thursday, July 22, 1999, at Yavapai Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Schreiner was born Aug. 22, 1923, in Chicago, Ill., to William and Helen (Manns) Schreiner.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, where he saw combat in Germany, France and Belgium. He married Irene Kasperski in 1947, and she died in 1972. He worked for a time as a U.S. Postal Service mail carrier after the war. He then spent his career working 23 years for Spraying Systems as a machinist and millwright. He moved to Prescott Valley in 1992 from Villa Park, Ill.
Mr. Schreiner was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. He also served as an usher at St. Germaine's Catholic Church in Prescott Valley. He enjoyed playing sweepstakes, doing crossword puzzles and collecting coins. He also was involved in the CASA Senior Center in Prescott Valley. His friends and family will miss him.
Survivors include his companion of 15 years, Patricia English; sons: George L. of West Chicago, Ill., and Edward J. of Palos Hills, Ill.; a daughter, Barbara Burksaitis of La Grange, Ill.; and a brother, Robert G. of Salt Lake City, Utah.
Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, at the Arizona Wakelin Bradshaw Chapel, on the corner of Valley and Navajo roads, Prescott Valley. A funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Germaine's Catholic Church, 7997 E. Dana Drive, Prescott Valley. Interment will be at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix.
Arizona Wakelin Bradshaw Chapel helped the family with arrangements.

Harold Gospel
Harold Gospel, 94, of Prescott, died Friday, July 23, 1999, at his home.
Mr. Gospel was born May 4, 1905, in Yorkshire, England.
Survivors include one daughter, Ann Watson of Phoenix; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul's Anglican Church.
Memory Chapel Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

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