From Yavapai County, Arizona:
Edith Marie Foster Scholey, 91, of Prescott, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, in Yavapai Regional Medical Center in Prescott.
She was born Aug. 23, 1908, in Jerome, to Arthur Asbury and Agnes M. (Winterholer) Foster.
Mrs. Scholey graduated from the University of Arizona in 1930 with a bachelor's degree in mathematics. She minored in geology, specializing in the geology of northern Arizona. She married George Scholey in Victoria, Hong Kong, after her graduation.
They lived in a remote area on the Philippine Islands for several years, until they moved to Manila in 1937. During her first week in the Philippines, since Mrs. Scholey had a camera, she was asked to photograph a murder scene in the ravine behind her house, where one headhunter had murdered another headhunter.
Mrs. Scholey and their children returned to the United States for safety, and lived in Seattle from 1941 to 1945. When her husband was reunited with the family, they moved to Prescott, where she and the children remained when he returned to the Philippines to reopen his mines.
She was instrumental in forming the Republican Women's organization in Prescott, and served as its chairman in the mid-1950s. She was a member of the American Association of University Women in Prescott, and served as that organization's state president. She also belonged to the Eastern Star in Prescott, and served as Worthy Matron for the Rebekahs in Prescott, and as Noble Grand, the chief officer in the state.
Mrs. Scholey once presented a research paper on the textiles of the natives of the Philippines in Paris, France. Her love of writing began when she and a classmate wrote the only play ever written by Prescott High School students that was performed by high school students. Her story introducing artist George Phippen to the public outside of Prescott was published in Sunset magazine. As an avid stamp collector, she also wrote stories for stamp magazines.
She allowed local college students to use her vast library at her home, and helped to plan field trips for geology classes interested in northern Arizona.
Mrs. Scholey is survived by her sons, Frank of Prescott, George of Tucson and Guy of Puerto Penasco, Mexico; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George.
Private cremation was at Bradshaw Crematory, Prescott Valley, with burial at the IOOF Cemetery, Prescott.
Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.
Barbara Louise Pelliccione
Barbara Louise Pelliccione, 76, of Chino Valley, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1999, in Prescott.
She was born May 15, 1923, in Corning, Calif., to Harold and Beatrice (Scott) Wyatt.
Mrs. Pelliccione married her husband, Harry, June 30, 1945, in Pennsylvania. She served in the WACs during World War II, and was a member of the American Vets.
She was a founder and past president of the Sage and Snow Garden Club in Wyoming, and was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Chino Valley.
Mrs. Pelliccione is survived by her husband, Harry; son, Harry Jr. of Sacramento, Calif.; daughter, Sherrill Pelliccione of Torington, Wyo.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Southern Baptist Church in Chino Valley, with Pastor Mark Reeder officiating.
Inurnment will be at Pinedale Cemetery in Pinedale, Wyo.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Veterans Affairs Medical Center Hospice, 500 E. Highway 89, Prescott, AZ 86313.
Sunrise Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.
Woodford H. Pounds, 88, of Prescott Valley, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, in Prescott Valley.
He was born May 16, 1911, in Cooter, Mo., to William and Tilitha (Jones) Pounds.
Mr. Pounds was an avid ham radio operator, whose call letters were W6CON. He worked at Norton Air Force Base in San Bernardino, Calif., and he also worked on the Titan and Atlas missile programs.
He lived in Prescott Valley for the past five years, and was a member of the Robert Road Southern Baptist Church in that community.
Mr. Pounds is survived by his wife of 69 years, Blanche; daughters, M. Joyce Moore and Loretta West, both of Prescott; son, Billie of Highland, Calif.; brothers, Alfred of Riverside, Calif. and L.E. "Bud" of Loma Linda, Calif.; sisters, Lorene Shull of Chico, Calif., Elnora Vaughn of Highland, Calif., and Alene Dooley of Pasa Robles, Calif.; seven grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Immanuel Baptist Church in Highland, Calif.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice Family Care, 100 E. Sheldon St., Ste. 100, Prescott, AZ 86301, or Robert Road Southern Baptist Church Building Fund, 5100 N. Robert Road, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314.
Memory Chapel Mortuary helped the family with arrangements.
Melvin C. Woodworth, 82, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, at the Margaret T. Morris Center in Prescott.
He was born June 26, 1917, in St. Paul, Minn., to John Melvin and Addie E. (Colby) Woodworth.
Mr. Woodworth served in the U.S. Air Corps during World War II. He was a retired underwriter with Great American Insurance.
He and his wife, Arliss, were married on June 28, 1941, and they moved to Sun City from Minneapolis in 1979. They would winter in the Valley and spend the summers in Prescott, and became full-time residents of Prescott in 1996.
Mr. Woodworth was a member of the United Methodist Church. He liked working with his hands, especially doing woodworking, and also enjoyed golfing.
He is survived by his wife, Arliss; son, John of Camden, Ark.; daughter, Anne Book of Phoenix; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Inurnment will be at the Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minn.
The family suggests memorials in Mr. Woodworth's name to Margaret T. Morris Center, 878 Sunset Ave., Prescott, AZ 86305.
Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home helped the family with local arrangements.
Steve "Rusty" Edwards, 92, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at his home in Skull Valley.
He was born May 20, 1907, in Texas.
Mr. Edwards, a cowboy, moved to Arizona from Texas 75 years ago. He had worked as a U.S. marshal and as a deputy sheriff in Montana and Arizona, and was proud to have worked under Sheriff "Bud" Yancy in Yuma as a deputy.
He was a member of the Yavapai County Sheriffs Association and the Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed bronc riding, roping and trick riding, and was an entertainer who played the fiddle, guitar and violin, and also sang.
There are no survivors.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Yavapai County Cemetery in Prescott. Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice Family Care, 100 E. Sheldon St., Prescott, AZ 86301.
Hampton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Richard Robert Cisneros, 69, of Prescott, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Prescott.
He was born April 18, 1930, in Globe.
Mr. Cisneros served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was a customer service representative for United Airlines.
He had lived in Arizona for eight years.
He is survived by his brother, Frankie of Flagstaff.
Visitation was at 1 p.m. today at Lamont Mortuary Chapel in Globe. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Globe.
Services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Globe. Interment will be in the Resthaven section of the Pinal Cemetery , Globe.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Family Hospice Care, 100 E. Sheldon St., Ste. 100, Prescott, AZ 86301.
Lamont Mortuary of Globe helped the family with arrangements.
Pauline E. Alastra, 85, of Prescott, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, in Prescott.
She was born Dec. 4, 1914, in Twin Falls, Idaho, to Charles and Ivy (McIntyre) Dopson.
Mrs. Alastra lived in the Magic Valley, Idaho, area for 80 years before moving to Arizona.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, James; daughter, Donna Leopold of Prescott; son, Donald of Gig Harbor, Wash.; sisters, Naomi Dopson of Hansen, Idaho, Louilla Anderson of Oregon and Alma Brown of Forest Grove, Ore.; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Sunday at Memory Chapel, 131 Grove Ave., Prescott, with Chaplain Chuck Lehman officiating. Visita-tion will be one hour prior.
Memory Chapel helped the family with arrangements.
Josephine Baca, 80, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, at her home in Prescott Valley.
She was born Jan. 18, 1919, in Concho, to Manuel and Francisca Antonia (Sandoval) Gallegos.
Mrs. Baca attended Concho Elementary School and Holbrook High School. She married Herman C. Baca on Jan. 21, 1939.
She was a homemaker, who considered cooking, baking and sewing to be her hobbies, and not just chores. She was a member of St. Germaine Catholic Church.
Mrs. Baca is survived by her husband of 60 years, Herman; daughters, Arlinda Breen of Oceanside, Calif., Frances Hollar of Prescott Valley and Sylvia Bazan of Avondale; son, Corky of Flagstaff; sister, Cecelia Gallegos of Cottonwood; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Arizona Wakelin Bradshaw Chapel, 8480 E. Valley Road, Prescott Valley. A rosary will be said at 7 p.m., with Deacon Bill Davis presiding.
A funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Germaine Catholic Church, 7997 E. Dana Drive, Prescott Valley, with Father Fred LeClaire, C.M.F., presiding. Interment will be at 1 p.m. at Redwood Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Dewey.
Arizona Wakelin Bradshaw Chapel helped the family with arrangements.