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Montgomery, DePetris, Smith, Whittaker, Spencer, Bowman, Remp, Haren

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Wednesday, 6 February 2008, at 7:42 p.m.

From Yavapai County, Arizona:

Bertha Montgomery
Bertha F. Montgomery, 93, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 1998, at Las Fuentes Care Center.
She was born Nov. 5, 1904, in West Berlin, Vt., to George and Eva (Kennison) Parsons. She moved to Arizona from New Hampshire 57 years ago.
Survivors include her son, Richard Martin of Ridgecrest, Calif.; daughters, Hazel Lamere of Claremont, N.H., Bertha Chicone of Burlington, Vt., and Kayetta Mobley of Texas; sisters, Marle Sears of Northfield Falls, Vt., and Winnie Church of Prescott; 22 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Services and intermenty will be in New Hampshire.
Memory Chapel Mortuary helped the family with arrangements.

Anthony DePetris
Anthony "Tony" Joseph DePetris, 89, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 1998, at his home in Prescott.
He was born July 27, 1908, in Poland Junction, to Giacomo "Jim" and Lucia DePetris. He was a resident of the Prescott area all his life.
Mr. DePetris was employed at the Iron King Mine in Humboldt for more than 25 years. When the mine closed he worked at the Antlers and COD mines in Kingman, from which he retired. Up until two years ago, he kept himself busy doing yard maintenance for many Prescott area residents.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and gathering wood for his fireplace.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Elnora; sister, Babe Smith of Phoenix; son, Sammy of Phoenix; daughters, Wanda Stump of Cottonwood and Jeanette Thimsen of Phoenix; 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday at Memory Chapel Mortuary, 131 Grove Ave. Graveside services will follow at 2 p.m. in Mt. View Cemetery.
Memory Chapel Mortuary helped the family with arrangements.

Cecil Smith
Cecil E. Smith, 57, died Friday, Jan. 9, 1998, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center.
He was born Dec. 21, 1940, in Silver City, N.M., to Arthur R. and Lettie (Wilkerson) Smith. He moved to Prescott from Las Vegas, Nev., in September 1997.
Mr. Smith was mining superintendent in charge of the carpenters who installed timbers for electrical wiring and communication for the miners.
He was a graduate of Tri State College in Angola, Ind. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
There are no survivors.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Veterans Administration Medical Center Chapel, with Chief Chaplain Gerald Beilstein officiating.
Concluding services will be at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona.
Contributions may be made to The Veterans Administration Medical Center Hospice Fund, 500 Highway 89 North, Prescott, AZ 86313.
Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home helped with arrangements.

Mabel Whittaker
Mabel Whittaker, 73, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 1998, in Prescott.
She was born Oct. 14, 1924, in Haynes, Ark., to Elbert Lee and Daisy (Dill) Baker. She moved from Brinkley, Ark., to Arizona in 1942, and to Prescott in 1997.
Mrs. Whittaker was employed by Honeywell for 23 years as a computer assembler.
Survivors include her son, David of Colorado Springs, Colo.; daughter, Debra Pensinger of Prescott; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Scott, in 1994.
Private cremation will be at Mountain View Crematory in Prescott.
Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Joel Spencer
Joel Gilbert Spencer, 55, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 1998, in Prescott.
He was born Nov. 27, 1942, in Buffalo, N.Y., to Joseph Gilbert and Virginia Mildred (Bowers) Spencer. He moved to Prescott from Gainesville, Fla., in 1971.
Mr. Spencer was employed by Yavapai Fleet Industrial Warehouse as an auto salesman. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
Survivors include his son, Daniel of Congress; and sister, Gail Reidhead of Prescott.
A private cremation will be at Mountain View Crematory in Prescott.
Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Orville Bowman
Orville Lee Bowman, 79, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 1998, at Yavapai Regional Medical Center.
He was born Jan. 9, 1919, in Hammon, Okla., to Frank C. and Lahoma (Montgomery) Bowman.
Mr. Bowman served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He worked for the Arizona Department of Transportation as a state enforcement officer. He was a member of the Nazarene Church in Prescott.
Survivors include his wife, Vida of Prescott; daughter, Diane; brothers, Harry, Frank Jr. and Wade; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at Sunland Mortuary, 15826 Del Webb Blvd., in Sun City.
Funeral services will follow at 9 a.m. at Sunland Lakeside Chapel.
Burial will be in Resthaven Park Cemetery in Glendale.
The family suggests contributions to the American Diabetes Association, 2328 W. Royal Palm Road, Ste. D, Phoenix, AZ 85021.
Sunland Mortuary helped the family with arrangements.

Catherine Remp
Catherine Z. Remp, 90, a resident of Prescott for eight years, died Friday, Jan. 9, 1998, in Prescott.
She was born April 16, 1907, in Pittsburg, Pa., to John and Eva Zavinsky.
Mrs. Remp was affiliated with the Chino Valley United Methodist Church.
Survivors include sons, Rev. Robert Remp of Prescott, and William of Lake Havasu City; daughter, Margaret Woolley of Indian Wells, Calif.; brother, Michael Zavinsky of Sterling Heights, Mich.; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at the Chino Valley United Methodist Church, with Pastor Gary Ward officiating.
Private intermenty will be at Mt. View Cemetery in Prescott.
Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Remp's name to the Chino Valley United Methodist Church Building Fund, 735 E. Road 1 South, Chino Valley, Ariz. 86323, or Hospice Family Care, 100 E. Sheldon St., Ste. 100, Prescott, Ariz. 86301.
Memory Chapel helped the family with arrangements.

Ila Haren
Ila Nadean Haren, 74, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 1998, at her home in Prescott.
She was born Dec. 23, 1923, in Emporia, Kan., to Glen and Elizabeth (Suddock) Stout.
She worked as a school librarian. She moved to Phoenix from Tehachapi, Calif. in 1975, and to Prescott in 1976.
She was a member of Beta Signa Phi, and attended Prescott Community Church.
Survivors include her daughter, Patricia Isbell of Prescott; sons, Robert Loomis of Twin Falls, Idaho, and William Loomis of Livermore, Calif.; sisters, Beryl Wilhite and Betty Tipton, both of Emporia, Kan., Eloise Tolbird of West Monroe, La., and Norma Sloan of Pairidge, Ark.; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Prescott Community Church, 3151 Willow Creek Road, with a visitation one hour prior to service time.
Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Haren's name to the YRMC Hospice Restricted Account, 1003 Willow Creek Road, Prescott, Ariz. 86301.
Hampton Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

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