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Commer, Yarian, Little, Boyer, Thomas, Pearce, Leimbach, Young

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Wednesday, 6 February 2008, at 6:56 p.m.

From Yavapai County, Arizona:

Dorothy Commer
Dorothy "Sally" Commer, 84, died Wednesday, June 23, 1999, at her home in Prescott.
She was born Oct. 24, 1914, in Chicago, Ill., to William Charles Schult and Jo-sephine Mary (Fassel) Schult.
Mrs. Commer had lived in Arizona 43 years. She was a homemaker. She was a gracious and elegant woman, who was a joy to everyone who were a part of her life. She and her husband enjoyed dining out.
Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Mark of Prescott; daughter, Star D'Apuzzo of Scottsdale; son, Allen of Tempe; brother, Roy Schult of Mesa; sister, Elanor Standfield of Phoenix; and two grandchildren.
Private family services will be held.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society, 915 E. Gurley St., Prescott, AZ 86301.
Hampton Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Elizabeth Yarian
Elizabeth "Betty" Yarian, 74, died Monday, June 21, 1999, at her home in Prescott.
She was born Sept. 25, 1924, in Pittsburgh, Pa., to Ellsworth Simpson and Esther Hall. She had lived in Prescott 12 years.
Mrs. Yarian worked for T.A.S.K. as a receptionist. She was a resident of the Casa Loma Mobile Home Park, and had lived at the Pine Lakes Mobile Home Park. She enjoyed crafts, traveling, playing games at the casino, square dancing and reading.
She is survived by her cousin, Carol Benson of Findley, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert, in 1993, and brother, Ellsworth Simpson Jr., whose plane was shot down in World War II.
Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Victorian Chapel of Hampton Funeral Home, 240 S. Cortez St., with Pastor John Doyel officiating.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Veterans Affairs Hospice, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 500 E. Highway 89, Prescott, AZ 86313.
Hampton Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Hugh Little
Hugh Calvin Little, 71, died Tuesday, June 22, 1999, at his home in Chino Valley.
He was born March 7, 1928, in Hannibal, Mo., to Oscar W. and Mary O. (Mudd) Little.
Mr. Little served two years in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked as a dress designer for many years, retiring in 1991. He moved to Chino Valley from Monrovia, Calif., in 1992.
He enjoyed sewing and working various crafts, which he would share with family and friends. He loved to cook, and he was very good at it, spending many hours preparing various dishes.
For relaxation, Mr. Little enjoyed playing cards. He was proud of the awards he won for several of his designs.
Survivors include his sister, Mary Epperson of Chino Valley, and brothers, Robert of Chino Valley and William of Monroe City, Mo.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2970 Willow Creek Road.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the YRMC Hospice, 3262 Windsong Drive, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314.
The Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Mary Boyer
Mary Ellen Boyer, 86, of Prescott Valley, died Saturday, June 19, 1999, in Prescott.
She was born March 13, 1913, in Humboldt, to Carl B. and Ellen Elisabeth (Burleson) Bybee. In 1920, the family moved to Prescott.
Mrs. Boyer and her husband, Everett, were married in 1930, and she resided most of her life on Whipple Street. She was past president of the Ladies' Elks Club, president of Miller Valley PTA, and a member of the Prescott Moose Lodge. She worked at the Holiday Shop on Montezuma Street.
Survivors include her son, Richard of Prescott Valley; daughter, Mary Sharer of Spanish Fort, Ala.; brothers, Donald Bybee of Tucson and Phil Bybee of Dewey; sister, Vivian Reed of Azusa, Calif.; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, T.E., in 1993, and her son, Carl (Tom), in 1989.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Sunrise Funeral Home, 8167 E. Highway 69 in Prescott Valley.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Salvation Army, 237 S. Montezuma St., Prescott, AZ 86303.
Sunrise Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Everett Thomas
Pastor Everett LeRoy Thomas, 73, died Wednesday, June 16, 1999, at Yavapai Regional Medical Center.
He was born Jan. 20, 1926, in Edgar, Mont., to Ralph E. and Fladia S. Thomas.
Mr. Thomas graduated from Atwood City High School in Indiana. He served as an aerial gunner for the U.S. Air Force during World War II in the South Pacific.
He retired from International Harvester in Fort Wayne, Ind., in 1982. He then moved his family to Prescott Valley, where he was ordain-ed in the ministry in 1987, and served as pastor to Valley Christian Center until his death.
Mr. Thomas was a member of the Prescott Valley Ministerial Associa-tion and the Prescott Valley Minister-ial Prayer Group. He was involved in Food for Those in Need, for more than 14 years. He also founded, in 1994, and assisted in the operation of the Mission Food Bank in Prescott Valley.
Survivors include his mother, Fladia of Warsaw, Ind.; his wife, Arlene of Prescott Valley; daughters, Rosemary Alexander of Columbia City, Ind., and Lois Mauger of Prescott Valley; sons, James of Ward, Colo., Timothy of Rosco, Ill., Mathew of Huntington, Ind., Mark of Markle, Ind., and Paul of Prescott Valley; 23 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Services will be in Rochester, Ind.
A celebration of life memorial service will be held for family and friends at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 18, at Bethel Baptist Church, 6901 Horizon Lane, in Prescott Valley.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to His Mission Food Bank, in care of Valley Christian Center, 2901 Mountain View Drive, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314.
The Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home helped the family with local arrangements.

Louise Pearce
Louise Keller Pearce, 75, died Saturday, June 19, 1999, at Yavapai Regional Medical Center.
She was born Oct. 26, 1923, in San Francisco, Calif., to John P. and Lillian E. (Olo Renshaw) Keller.
Mrs. Pearce moved to Phoenix in 1928. She married Richard Pearce on Feb. 20, 1930, after which they lived in San Diego, Calif., for 20 years. They moved to Chino Valley in 1975, and to Prescott in 1988.
She was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Her primary interests were genealogy and working in the church library.
Survivors include her husband, Richard of Prescott; daughters, Diana Preston of Baker, Ore., and Shannon Helmick of Phoenix; sons, Richard Jr. of Pomona, Calif., and Steven of Holden, Maine; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at the LDS Chapel, 1101 Sandretto Drive. Funeral services will follow at 10 a.m.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Navoo Temple Fund, or the Willow Creek Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Hampton Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Rudy Leimbach
Rudy Leimbach, 75, died Saturday, June 19, 1999, at his home in Prescott.
He was born March 10, 1924, in St. Louis, Mo., to August and Frieda (Denner) Leimbach.
Mr. Leimbach attended high school in St. Louis. After graduating, he went to Germany, where he received a degree in mechanical engineering. He returned to St. Louis in 1956, where he worked for various companies as a manufacturer's representative, before he became self-employed.
He was a member of the American Society of Heating and Refrigeration Engineers. He and his wife, Erika, moved to Prescott in 1992. He enjoyed photography and bird watching.
Survivors include his wife, Erika of Prescott; daughter, Judy Dobbins of Hereford; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Private cremation was at Bradshaw Crematory in Prescott Valley, with inurnment at Mountain View Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials to YRMC Hospice, Restricted Fund, P.O. Box 26565, Prescott Valley, AZ 86312.

William Young
William A. Young, 67, a former mayor of Prescott, died Saturday, June 19, 1999, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Phoenix.
He was born Feb. 26, 1932, in Michigan City, Ind., to Russell E. and Hazel (Watson) Young.
Mr. Young was a direct descendant of William Brewster and William White, who both came over on the Mayflower. He was also a direct descendant of a pioneer ranching family of Colorado. After graduation from high school in Hammond, Ind., he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, serving as a cryptology technician in Germany during the Korean War.
He married Madeline Stenger of Belleville, Ill., on Feb. 17, 1957. He continued his education at the University of California in Berkeley, Calif., until becoming a bonded warehouse examiner, transferring to Scottsdale as district manager for Lawrence Warehouse Company.
Mr. Young was mayor of Prescott from 1983 to 1985, and city of Prescott councilman from 1972 to 1977. As mayor, he was responsible for a number of lasting initiatives, including creation of Gail Gardner Way.
Survivors include his wife, Madeline of Scottsdale; daughters, Carla Rogers of Chino Valley, Dorothy Young of Phoenix, and Cornelia Davis of Monterey, Calif.; son, Lt. Col. Kenneth Young of Korea; and nine grandchildren.
A visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 150 Fleury.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart, with Fr. Fred LeClaire, C.M.F., presiding. Final commendation and farewell, with full military honors, will be held Thursday at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona on North Cave Creek Road in Phoenix, with Deacon Bill Davis presiding.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Society of St. Vincent DePaul, 150 Fleury, Prescott, AZ 86301, or the Disabled American Veterans, 38 W. Dunlap Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85021.
The Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

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