From Yavapai County, Arizona:
Betty M. Collins, 75, died Friday, June 11, 1999, in Prescott.
She was born May 12, 1924, in Peoria to Lowell and Claudia Couch.
Mrs. Collins was a life-long resident of Arizona. She was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Prescott, the First Southern Baptist Church Women's League and the Square Dance Club.
Survivors include her daughters, Cynthia Spradlin of Tolleson, Janice Hirlinger of Mesa and Carole Hurliman of Chandler; sons, Dale Jutson of Mesa and Gary Jutson of Buckeye; sister, Julie Sanchez of Florida; 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward, in 1996, and her daughter, Sherrie Cotts, in 1971.
A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Memory Chapel Mortuary, 131 Grove Ave. in Prescott, with Pastor Bob Hanson officiating.
Interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery in Prescott.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 2724 E. Lakin Drive, #9, Flagstaff, AZ 86004.
Memory Chapel helped the family with arrangements.
Dolores A. Rhodes, 57, of Ash Fork, died Wednesday, June 9, 1999, in Scottsdale.
She was born Feb. 16, 1942, in Ravannah, Ohio, to Harold and Agnus (Guthier) Vogelsong.
Mrs. Rhodes and her husband, Donald, were married Aug. 23, 1959, in San Diego, Calif. She worked for eight years for Kmart in Farmington, N.M., and in Fairbanks, Alaska. She was also a checker for Safeway in California, New Mexico, Wyoming and Alaska. She was most proud of her sons.
Survivors include her parents, Agnus and Harold Vogelsong of Prescott; husband, Donald of Ash Fork; sons, Donald of Farmington, N.M., Charles of Lakeside, Calif., and Darrell of Henderson, Nev.; brothers, Paul Vogelsong of Denver, Colo., Harold Vogelsong of Prescott, and Buddy Vogue of Kingman; sister, Loretta Leggitt of Cave Creek; and eight grandchildren.
Services will be held at a later date.
Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery in Flagstaff.
Benjamin Edward Lee, 48, died Sunday, June 6, 1999, in Prescott.
He was born March 25, 1951, in Washington, D.C., to Benson E. Lee Jr. and Barbara (Lee) Lee.
Mr. Lee was a nine-year U.S. Navy veteran. He attended Pine Forest High School in Fayetteville, N.C., graduating in 1970. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1971 in Oceana, Va. He was a member of the Non-Commissioned Officers and Petty Officers Association. His main port of call was Naval Support Forces Antarctica (Operation Deep Freeze) as assisting in the fueling and servicing of approximately 250 aircraft daily.
He completed his military duty on Jan. 27, 1980, as petty officer first class. He received a Good Conduct Award, with Meritorious Unit commendations, and the Antarctic Service Medal.
Mr. Lee's work history includes service as a mechanical and auto body technician, career counselor, firefighter, heavy equipment operator, and petroleum spe#####t. He moved from Phoenix to Prescott in 1997. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans.
Survivors include his son, Gregory of Virginia Beach, Va.; his grandmother, Addie Smith of Phoenix; his father, Benson Lee Jr. of Fayetteville, N.C.; sisters, Barbara Meyer of Phoenix and Nancy Crumb of Fayetteville, N.C.; and brothers, William of Prescott and Benson III and Steven, both of Fayetteville, N.C.
Graveside services with full military honors will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Road, in Phoenix.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to AMVETS and Disabled American Veterans, 730 N. 5th St., Prescott, AZ 86301.
Hampton Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.
Stanley Edward Anderson, 87, died Thursday, June 10, 1999, in Prescott.
He was born July 21, 1911, in Chicago, Ill., to John and Olga (Olsen) Anderson.
Mr. Anderson attended Northwestern University for two years, majoring in mechanical engineering. At that time, the family business ended in a fire and he became the sole family support during the Depression, working at Universal X-Ray Products Co. He also started Anderson-Stanley Stamp Co., a rubber stamp business, working both jobs until the advent of World War II. His X-ray expertise earned him a rating in the medical corps when he enlisted in the Navy in 1942.
He and his wife, Irene, were married in 1943, while he was stationed in Key West, Fla., a marriage that lasted over 50 years. He served overseas for more than three years, after which he continued in the rubber stamp and special printing device business for more than 40 years, retiring in 1962. The couple then moved to Mountain Home, Ark., where they lived for 10 years, and moved to Prescott in 1983.
Mr. Anderson was the founder of a Christian radio station in Mountain Home. He served on various church boards as a deacon and usher, and in any other way he could be useful. His kindly nature, integrity and ready sense of humor were reflected in his daily life.
Survivors include his wife, Irene; sons, Robert of Phoenix and Stanley Jr. of Santa Barbara, Calif.; daughters, Karen Borggren of Phoenix and Judy Brown of El Granada, Calif.; and seven grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church, Goodwin and Marina streets. Interment will be at the Veterans National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix.
Sunrise Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.
Mildred Moe Johnson, 92, died Wednesday, June 9, 1999, at Yavapai Regional Medical Center.
She was born July 30, 1906, in Carthage, Mo., to George and Beulah (Lipe) Smith.
Mrs. Johnson moved to Arizona as a child, and grew up in Phoenix. She spent much of her life in Dayton, Ohio, where she worked for 25 years at Rikes Jewelry Store as an assistant buyer.
She returned to Arizona in 1970 and lived in Sun City, where she was a member of the Presbyterian church. In 1997, she moved to Dewey to be near her daughter. Mrs. Johnson enjoyed the arts and traveling.
Survivors include her son, Terry of Lake Havasu City; daughter, Sally Miller of Dewey; brother, George Smith of Peoria; five grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Private cremation will be at Bradshaw Crematory in Prescott Valley, with private family services at the residence. Inurnment will be at Sunland Memorial Park in Sun City.
The Arizona Wakelin Bradshaw Chapel helped the family with arrangements.
James M. Smith, 73, died early today, June 10, 1999, at his home in Prescott.
He was born June 18, 1924, in Tallassee, Ala., to James M. Smith Sr. and Enoree (Still) Smith.
Mr. Smith served in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps in the South Pacific during World War II. Following the war, he moved to Prescott. He married Margaret Farley on Jan. 15, 1946, in Prescott.
He was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for 25 years, and a postal supervisor for an additional eight years, retiring in 1979.
Mr. Smith was a member of the staff of the Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home from 1980 until his death. The funeral home has been enhanced by his beautiful stained glass creations, as well as those at his home and friends' homes, as he was an exceptional stained glass artist.
He was a charter member of the Prescott Community Church, and was a member of the National Association of Letter Carriers, National Association of Retired Federal Employees, AARP, and the American Legion Post #6.
Mr. Smith was a dedicated and loving husband who never missed having lunch with his wife, Margaret. He was a very proud father and grandfather, a cherished employee, and a friend to many in the community.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret; daughters, Susan McFalls of Phoenix and Deborah Smith and Janet Denais, both of Prescott; brother, Bailey of Clifton; sister, Marjorie Bartz of Prescott; and two grandchildren.
The family will be receiving friends and neighbors from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home, 303 S. Cortez St.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Prescott Community Church, 3151 Willow Creek Road, with the Rev. Bob Myers officiating, and full military honors by the honor detail of the American Legion Post 6.
Cremation, with burial, will be at Mountain View Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials in Mr. Smith's name to YRMC Hospice, Restricted Fund, 1003 Willow Creek Road, Prescott, AZ 86301.
The Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.
Charles Talley Jr.
Charles Henry Talley Jr., 78, of Walker, died Sunday, June 6, 1999.
He was born Aug. 7, 1920, in Aurora, Ill., to Charles Henry Talley Sr. and Alice (Duke) Talley.
Mr. Talley served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a retired millwright for a construction company.
Survivors include his wife, Marie; daughters, Sandra Stuart, Sharon Luebkin, Sarah Laflin and Suzanne Otter; sons, Steven, Scott and Shawn; and 18 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held today at Hansen Desert Hills Chapel in Scottsdale.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014.
Hansen Desert Hills Chapel Mortuary in Scottsdale helped the family with arrangements.
Louise Forsyth Anderson died Saturday, June 5, 1999, at her home in Prescott.
She was born in Provo, Utah, to Neil and Georgia (Hoagland) Forsyth.
Mrs. Anderson worked as a "Harvey Girl" in the 1930s and 1940s, at the Grand Canyon.
She moved to Prescott from Colorado following the death of her husband, Harold. She was a volunteer at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, with over 20,000 hours of volunteer service.
Survivors include her sisters, Ann Jensen of Tucson and Georgia Sylvester of Prescott.
No services are planned.
Hampton Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.