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Wegge, Robison, Cummings, Ridenour, Peninger, Richards, Hodges, Howell, McCarrell,

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Date: Wednesday, 6 February 2008, at 7:13 p.m.

From Yavapai County, Arizona:

Irene Wegge
Irene Wegge, 69, died Tuesday, June 1, 1999, at her home in Prescott.
She was born July 8, 1930, in Rockville Center, Long Island, N.Y., to Michael and Betty (Scopoulis) Karvellas.
Mrs. Wegge moved to Prescott from Poway, Calif., in 1989. She worked as a secretary and receptionist for Springer Real Estate up to the time of her death.
She was a member of the Greek Orthodox Church. She loved hearing a good joke or story, and she was a lover of beautiful things. She was proud of her grandchildren, and would do whatever she could for them. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom, in 1996.
Survivors include her sons, James of Prescott and Michael Parry of California; sister, Marilyn Garcia of Escondido, Calif.; brother, Charles Karvellas of San Diego, Calif.; and two grandchildren.
A Christian burial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home, 303 S. Cortez St., with the Rev. Dick Farrell, C.M.F., presiding.
The Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Suzanne Robison
Suzanne Robison, 67, died Tuesday, June 1, 1999, at the Verde Valley Medical Center in Cottonwood.
She was born Oct. 5, 1931, in Reno, Nev., to Leonard H. and Lydia D. (Brumblay) Winer.
Mrs. Robison was a teacher with the Sparks, Nev., school system for nine months. She and her husband, Roger, moved to Prescott from Olalla, Wash., in 1983.
She was a member of the Prescott Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. She enjoyed reading, and was working on a book of her life's story. She loved to dine out or go to the symphony, but especially enjoyed going to the Prescott Fine Arts theater to watch a play.
Mrs. Robison was proud of her daughters and their accomplishments.
Survivors include her husband, Roger; daughters, Denise Robison of Tucson and Marcella Moran of Bremerton, Wash.; and brother, Gene Winer of Santa Clara, Calif.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 20, at the Prescott Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 945 Rancho Vista Drive in Prescott.
The family suggests contributions to Planned Parenthood, 656 W. Gurley St., Prescott, AZ 86305.
The Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Charles Cummings Sr.
Charles K. Cummings Sr., 77, died Sunday, May 23, 1999, in Tucson.
He was born June 6, 1921, in New York, N.Y., to Harry and Anna Cummings.
Mr. Cummings served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a sergeant.
He was a 13-year resident of Prescott.
Survivors include his wife, Dana of Prescott; son, Charles Jr. of Peoria; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister, Viola Cummings, and a brother, William.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Samaritan Towers, 1075 Ruth St.
Abbey Funeral Chapel in Tucson helped the family with arrangements.

Dr. Donald Ridenour
Donald Edward Ridenour, M.D., 63, died Sunday, May 30, 1999, at Yavapai Regional Medical Center.
He was born Oct. 7, 1935, in Russell, Ky., to Oscar E. and Ruth (Linkous) Ridenour.
Dr. Ridenour served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Conflict. He attended Johns Hopkins University. where he received his doctorate in medicine.
He worked for seven years as a physician of internal medicine at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, retiring in September 1997. He moved to Tucson from Bremerhaven, Germany, in the summer of 1967, and in September 1990, he moved to Prescott.
Dr. Ridenour was a member of the United Church of Christ, though he was born a Baptist. He was a student of Catholicism. He was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa fraternity, as well as the Arizona Medical Association, Sigma Chi fraternity, the "Over the Hill" Tennis League, and Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Pima County.
He enjoyed videography, tennis, skiing and traveling. He also enjoyed photography, camping, and playing football with his children at Ft. Lowell Park.
Dr. Ridenour spent many Saturday afternoons hiking or sitting at home in his favorite chair, reading to and playing with his grandchildren. He was very proud of his children, and his faith.
Survivors include his wife of eight years, Barbara; daughters, Donna Lewis of Fairfax Station, Va., and Laura MacBan of Tucson; son, Philip, also of Tucson; five grandchildren and four step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister, Lil Murray.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home, with the Rev. Roger Sedlmayr officiating.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Salvation Army, 237 S. Montezuma St., Prescott, AZ 86303; or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tenn.
The Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Marjorie Peninger
Marjorie Mae Peninger, 84, died Tuesday, June 1, 1999, in Prescott Valley.
She was born June 14, 1914, in Green County, Iowa, to Clarence and Lydia (Krohn) Marker.
Mrs. Peninger married Harvey Peninger on April 1, 1932, in Peoria, Ill. She was an avid gardener, specializing in growing irises. She was a member of the Mountain View Garden Club of Prescott Valley, the Serendipity Club, and a past member of the Presbyterian Church in Jefferson, Iowa. She coordinated blood drives for the United Blood Services in Prescott Valley.
Survivors include her daughters, Carole Fisher of Prescott Valley, Carrie Feind of Green Valley and Mary Droel of Humboldt; sister, Virginia Anderson of Joplin, Mo.; 15 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sunrise Funeral Home, 8167 E. Highway 69, in Prescott Valley.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the YRMC Hospice, 3262 N. Windsong Drive, Prescott Valley, AZ 86312-6565.
Sunrise Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Marjorie Richards
Marjorie A. Richards, 65, died Monday, May 31, 1999, in Paulden.
She was born June 22, 1933, in Tiffin, Ohio, to Lawrence S. and Marjorie M. (Martien) Maloy.
Mrs. Richards loved the outdoors, animals, and most of all, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchild.
Survivors include her sons, James Thompson of Wadell and Daniel Richards of Glendale; daughters, Sharon Bais of Chino Valley and Faye White of Phoenix; brother, James Maloy of Tiffin, Ohio; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Mayer Cemetery, with Deacon Tony Humphrey officiating.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Salvation Army.
Sunrise Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Loyd Hodges
Loyd Hodges, 82, of Mayer, died Monday, May 31, 1999, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
He was born March 25, 1917, near Munday, Texas, to Thomas Jefferson and Anna Pearl (Castlebury) Hodges.
Mr. Hodges left home at the age of 16, and went to work on a ranch. He moved to Arizona in 1938 and began working on ranches in southern Arizona. He spent most of his life cowboying, except for four years serving in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was stationed in the South Pacific, serving on combat duty.
Following the war, Mr. Hodges worked in Seligman at the ORO Ranch, where he met and married Ruth Pearson in 1948. The couple continued working on ranches in Arizona. For a short time he ran the Hearst Ranch in San Simeon, Calif., but soon moved back to Arizona.
Mr. Hodges loved going to ropings and rodeos, to compete with his cow-punching friends. He was good with a horse and a rope. In the 1980s, he helped to establish the Cowpunchers' Reunion Assoc-iation, which he served as president for a year. It was very important to him to preserve the cowboy way of life. He held the number one membership card of the association.
He was a good father, a loving husband and friend.
Survivors include his son, Jake of Seligman; daughters, Nancy Soto of Mayer and Diane Gatchel of Humble, Texas; sisters, Pearl Hollis of Auburn, Calif., and Jewel Hodges of Lubbock, Texas; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth, in August 1997.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Cowpunchers Reunion Association, Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 111, Mayer, AZ 86333.
Sunrise Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Kenneth Howell
Kenneth William Howell, 73, died Monday, May 31, 1999, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center nursing facility, following a long illness.
He was born Aug. 16, 1925, in Denver, Colo., to Kenneth Wood Howell and Helen Louise (Hinman) Howell. He had lived in Prescott since 1983.
Mr. Howell was educated in southern California, attending Burbank High School, Occidental College and the University of Southern California in the V12 program during World War II. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps, and was stationed in both Parris Island, S.C., and Quantico, Va., where he was commissioned in 1946. He was called back to the Marine Corps to serve in Korea, and remained in the Marine Corps Reserve until 1962, when he left as the captain of an artillery unit.
He received his degree in civil engineering and land surveying from the University of Wyoming, in 1949. After operating his own engineering office in Cody, Wyo., he joined the engineering firm of Stearns-Rogers and headed projects in Colorado, Georgia and Arizona. He was employed by Martin-Marietta in Littleton, Colo., where he was most proud of his work in developing the lunar drill used on the moon landing.
He entered a graduate program for a master's degree in anthropology at the University of Denver, after which he taught the summer field school for several years for Southern Methodist University at the Archaeological Research Center at Fort Burgwin in Taos, N.M.
Mr. Howell was a Mason and a member of the National Honorary Engineering Society, Sigma Tau. He was an Eagle Scout, and remained active in scouting most of his life, earning a Silver Beaver, in 1966, in the Denver Area Council. He was a member of the Yavapai Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society and taught several archaeology classes for the state society. He was a founding member of the Prescott Airport Users Association, and a member of the Copper State Detachment of the U.S. Marine Corps.
He was very active in the Smoki Museum, where he was elected to the Board of Trustees in 1992, and subsequently served as board chairman and director of the museum for several years.
Mr. Howell married Helena McIver Bradley in 1969, and they lived in Littleton, Colo. He retired in 1983, and the couple moved to Prescott.
Survivors include his wife, Helena; sister, Myra Ford of Glendale; son, Kenneth of Goffstown, N.H.; daughters, Dee Warner of Broomfield, Colo., and Amy Hoover of Thornton, Colo.; stepdaughter, Katie Jones of Prescott; stepson, Craig Bradley of Eagle River, Alaska; five grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, at Hampton Funeral Home, 240 S. Cortez St.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made in Mr. Howell's name to the Smoki Museum, P.O. Box 10224, Prescott, AZ 86304.
Hampton Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Jerry McCarrell
Jerry P. McCarrell, 58, died Monday, May 31, 1999, at his home in the Prescott Country Club.
He was born March 25, 1941.
Mr. McCarrell was an insurance agent and a real estate agent. He moved to Arizona from Cerritos, Calif., in 1982, and to Prescott Valley in 1996.
He was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Moose and the Eagles. He enjoyed sports and loved to bowl and shoot pool. He was proudest of his children and grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Bonne of the Prescott Country Club; son, Robby of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.; daughter, Cindy Rowland of Irvine, Calif.; stepdaughter, Renee Kovach of Strongsville, Ohio; sister, Betty Savage of Laguna Niguel, Calif.; brother, Leo of Hemet, Calif.; and nine grandchildren.
Services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at Valley West Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield, in Goodyear.
Private cremation was at Bradshaw Crematory in Prescott Valley.
The Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

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