Wilson D. "Don" Palmer, died Saturday, June 21, 1997.
He was born in 1915 in Omaha, Neb.
Mr. Palmer was a decorated World War II Pacific aviation veteran who retired after 21 years of service in the Army Air Corps/ U.S.A.F. as a chief warrant officer. Starting in 1956, he worked for the Bank of Douglas, which became the Arizona Bank in 1961, as advertising director.
He was an artist in oil paints and a photographer.
Mr. Palmer entered politics in 1964 and was elected and served as clerk of the Superior Court for Maricopa County from 1967 until retiring in 1982. A Valley of the Sun resident for over 37 years, he enjoyed gardening and growing roses for Jackson and Perkins Experimental Farms while living in Sun City. He and his wife, Lucille, moved to Prescott Valley in 1992. He was a member of the Mingus View Presbyterian Church and the Elks Lodge.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Lucille of Dewey; sons, Tery Wilson of Tucson and Howard Irving of Cave Creek; daughter, Catherine Lou Joseph of Phoenix; six grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mingus View Presbyterian Church, 8310 E. Leigh Drive, in Prescott Valley.
Memorial donations may be made to YRMC, c/o Hospice Restricted Services, 1003 Willow Creek Road, Prescott, AZ 86301-1645 or Mingus View Presbyterian Church, "Building Fund", PO Box 27408, Prescott Valley, AZ 86312.
Sunrise Funeral Home assisted with arrangements.
Robert Lee "Bob" Luben, 70, of Prescott, died Saturday, June 14, 1997, in Oregon while visiting his mother.
He was born July 3, 1926, in Emmett, Neb., to Nora and Eugene Henry Luben.
Mr. Luben was an expert horseman and loved the outdoors. In 1942 he began a 40-year career in government service, including three years of military service in the U.S. Army.
He married Delma Panting in 1945.
Following his retirement as an engineer at Fort Huachuca, he and his wife enjoyed traveling to many countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America. They also traveled to nearly every state in the U.S. by motor home. He spent many hours in volunteer service, sharing his technical skills and helping his friends and neighbors.
Survivors include his wife, Delma, of Prescott; sons, Hal R. of Chandler and Lyn D. of Alexandria, Va.; mother, Nora Dery of Newberg, Ore.; sisters, Dorothy Murphy of Newberg, Ore., Eugenia Bowen of O'Neill, Neb., and Esther Manville of Tucson; and two grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Memory Chapel Mortuary, 131 Grove Ave., in Prescott.
Memory Chapel Mortuary assisted with arrangements.
Cora Mae Monroe, 81, a Prescott resident for more than 15 years, died Thursday, June 19, 1997, at Meadow Park Care Center.
She was born Dec. 14, 1915, in Metz, Mo., to Micha (Rhodes) and George Rye.
Mrs. Monroe was an active member of the First Assembly of God Church and a former member of the Portland (Ore.) Ranch Girls.
Survivors include nieces Doris M. Loupee of Glendale, Vester Blandin of Prescott and Ellen Basagio of Tucson; nephew, Alva T. Jones of Dewey; and one grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, August "Buck" Monroe.
Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the First Assembly of God Church, 1455 Willow Creek Road, in Prescott.
Memory Chapel Mortuary assisted with arrangements.
Beverly M. Clarke, 56, died Saturday, June 21, 1997, at her home in Prescott.
She was born May 29, 1941, in Denver, Colo., to Lacy and Georgina (Maerz) Clarke.
Mrs. Clarke moved to Prescott from California two years ago. She was an administrative assistant for Aerospace Co.
She is survived by her guardian, William Patt of Prescott.
Memory Chapel Mortuary assisted with private arrangements.
Mary Isabelle Fuller Brown, 90, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 1997, at Meadow Lane Adult Care Center.
She was born Feb. 27, 1907, in Pine, Arizona Territory, to Addison E. "Ross" Fuller and Katherine Isabelle "Kate" (Byers) Fuller.
She was co-director at Friendly Pines Camp for many years. She attended Pine Elementary School, Camp Verde High School for two years and graduated from Phoenix Union High School. She was a graduate of Lamson Business College.
Her love of horses and all animals developed early on the ranch at Long Valley where she grew up. After her marriage in 1930 to Bud Brown, they lived in Flagstaff where he taught and where their children were born. They moved to the Salt River Valley in 1936 where Bud taught high school. In the 1940s they started Bud Brown's Barn in Phoenix and Friendly Pines Camp in Prescott.
Mrs. Brown was a member of Church of the Beatitudes in Phoenix, Las Damas and Desert Saddle Bags. She is remembered by many campers at Camp Fire Girls and Girl Scout Camps as the person who first taught them to ride horseback.
She and Bud imported and bred Peruvian Paso horses in the 1960s and '70s and showed many of them to championships.
Mrs. Brown was active in the promotion and preservation of trails on both the state and national level. A bronze plaque dedicates the Groom Creek Horse Camp to her and a rare honor was bestowed when the U.S. Forest Service named a Prescott National Forest trail for her.
She also enjoyed (and was enjoyed by) her family, gardening, training dogs to advanced levels and she took up endurance riding after the age of 60. She completed the arduous Tevis "100 miles-in-a-day" Ride three times, the last at age 75.
Survivors include her loving and caring husband of 67 years, F. V. Bud Brown of Prescott; son, Tim Brown of Roseburg, Ore.; daughters, Frances Whetten of Cottonwood, Bebe May of Prescott, Peg Kennedy and Mary T. Brown, both of Cordes Junction; brothers, Chester Fuller of Wickenburg and Dan Fuller of Litchfield Park; 14 grandchildren.
Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by sisters, Pearl Percy, Georgiana Fuller, Louise Rau; brothers, Revilo "Bud" Fuller and Tom Fuller.
Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17 at Friendly Pines Camp, 933 Friendly Pines Road, Prescott. Rev. Jack May will be officiating.
In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorials to Pine Historical Museum, c/o Lufkin Hunt, Pine, Ariz. 85544 or Alzheimers Association, 1028 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix, Ariz. 85006 or the charity of your choice.
Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Harold C. Wells, 66, died Thursday, Oct. 9, 1997, in Prescott. He was born Oct. 31, 1930, in Colechester, Vt. to parentsRalph E. and Eva G. Ayres.
Mr. Wells moved to Tempe in 1971 from Milton, Vt., then moved to Prescott in 1992. He worked as a real estate agent for four years with Hidden Valley Better Homes and Gardens.
Mr. Wells was a veteran of the United States Navy, and served during the Korean conflict.
Mr. Wells enjoyed creating useful and beautiful items in his woodworking shop. He liked to tell stories around the campfire and reserved time every fall to camp and hunt.
Mr. Wells was proudest of his family.
He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Donna M.; sons, Michael A. Wells of West Yellowstone, Mont., David S. Wells of Prescott, Tony Chilicas of Cottonwood, Guy Chilicas of Dallas, and Gino Iacovini of Phoenix; daughters, Rande S. Capps of Mesa, Sandy J. Hall of New River, Karen R. Wells of Prescott, Dawn Waskowich of Phoenix, Tammy Day of Kingman; brothers, Richard Wells and Burton Wells both of Milton, Vt.; and a sister; 16 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
Memorial services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, at the Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home. A private cremation will follow at Mountain View Crematorium.
Arizona Ruffner Wakelin assisted the family with arrangements.
Wattiel Tyner Allison, 73, died Friday, Oct. 10, 1997, at the Yavapai Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Allison was born May 23, 1924, in Deming, N.M., to Monroe Wattie Allison and Mildred Bernice (Tyner) Allison.
He was a resident of Arizona for 70 years, the last 10 years he and his wife spent in Prescott. Mr. Allison lived in Phoenix for 52 years and, after graduating from Phoenix Union High School, he owned and operated E.O. Davis Food Brokerage in Phoenix before retiring in 1987.
Mr. Allison was veteran of the United States Navy and served during World War II in the Pacific Theater.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Scottsdale Lodge #43, and was president of the Cholla Bay Sportsman Club as an avid fisherman and boater.
Mr. Allison is survived by his wife of 52 years, Peggy Allison; mother Berniece Davis of Phoenix; son, James Allison and daughter-in-law Gail Allison of Prescott; daughters, Donna Morriss of Oklahoma City, and Vicki Allison of Scottsdale; four grand daughters; and two great grandchildren.
Visitation will be Monday, Oct. 13, from 5 p.m.-7p.m. at the Hampton Funeral Home, 240 S. Cortez St.
Services will be Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 10:30 a.m. at Hampton's, with Chaplin Raymond Roller officiating. Interment will follow at the Mountain View Cemetary in Prescott.
Hampton Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.