From Yavapai County, Arizona:
William "Fred" Simpson, 70, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 1997, in Prescott.
He was born Mar. 20, 1927, in Redlands, Calif., to William and Elzbeth (Trauzettel) Simpson.
Mr. Simpson served his country in the Army during the Korean War. He earned the Korean Service Medal, the U.N. Service Medal, four Bronze Campaign Stars and a Purple Heart.
He moved to Arizona from Kansas in 1948 and married his wife, Judith, in 1953. He was a very active member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Prescott where he sang in the choir, was a member of the National and Arizona Horseshoe Pitchers Associations, the Yavapai Horseshoe Club, and recently, the Prescottones.
Mr. Simpson worked for the Prescott Unified School District for 17 years, until his retirement in 1989.
Survivors include his wife, Judith; mother Elzbeth Simpson; sons, William V. and Paul David, both of Prescott, and James R. of Chino Valley; brother, Edward of Yarnell; and four grandchildren.
A private graveside service was held.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggest that donations be made to First Southern Baptist Church Building Fund, 122 N. Cortez Street, Prescott, AZ 86301.
Memory Chapel Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.
Burnice K. Truscott, 75, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 1997, in Prescott.
She was born Nov. 8, 1921, in Butler, Pa., to Fred G. and Millie (Eichenlaub) Skillman. She moved to Phoenix from Erie, Pa., in 1970 and to Prescott in 1987.
She was employed as a bookkeeper with Gulf Oil Company for 10 years.
Mrs. Truscott graduated from Butler High School in Butler, Pa. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and also was a member of the Parkinson Support Group. She enlisted in the Army (WAAC, later changed to WAC) on Dec. 3, 1942. After working in recruiting, she became an Army librarian.
She enjoyed reading, watching television and baby-sitting. She was very proud of all the children that she had helped while baby-sitting.
Survivors include her husband of 51 years, George F.; sons, William R. of Rancho Cordova, Calif., James C. of Phoenix and Charles M. of Prescott; daughters, Barbara E. Coil and Marion L. Coil, both of Chino Valley; daughter-in-law, Sonja Truscott of Rancho Cordova, Calif., and Nancy J. Truscott of Phoenix; brothers, Robert Skillman of Southgate, Mich., and Richard Skillman of Butler, Pa.; sister, Loretta Graham of East Butler, Pa.; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Memorial services were held on Oct. 4 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center Chapel, with the Rev. Jerry M. Caffery, C.M.F. officiating.
The family suggest contributions to the Center For Adult Day Care, 826 Sunset Ave., Prescott, AZ 86301.
Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Roy Alfred Loukonen, 85, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 1997, at the Veterans Administration nursing home in Prescott.
He was born may 23, 1912, in Parlier, Calif., to William and Hannah (Vaisanen)Loukonen.
Mr. Loukonen was a farmer for many years, retiring in 1980. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force during World War II.
He married Aurora L. Laine on June 5, 1960, in Reno, Nev. They moved to Chino Valley nine months ago from California.
Survivors include his wife, Aurora, of Chino Valley; son, Steve K. Laine of California; daughters, Carol D. Thomas of California and Karen Skoog of Chino Valley; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Oct. 4, at the Prescott Laestadian Lutheran Congregation in Prescott Valley with burial at Redwood Memorial Gardens in Dewey.
Sunrise Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
C. Keith Jones, 80, died on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000 at the Las Fuentes Care Center in Prescott. He was born on May 5, 1919 to Clarence Ray and Luella (Schaum) Jones, in Buffalo, N.Y. Prior to relocating to Arizona from West Virginia with his family in 1959, Mr. Jones was employed as a journeyman machinist in the Developmental Engineering Department of the Westinghouse Corporation in Pennsylvania and was a member of the Masonic Lodge.
Upon settling in Prescott, Mr. Jones was active with the First Baptist Church, Boys Club and enjoyed many years as a real estate agent for Pauley and McDonald Realtors and as owner-broker of A.R.C., Realty & Insurance.
Survivors include his sons, Neal and Noel both of Prescott; brothers, Zane Jones of Everett, Wash., long time companion, Susan Collins of Chino Valle; and four grandsons. There were no funeral services. Burial was at Mountain View Cemetery in Prescott.
Kenneth Nielsen Hansen, 75, died on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000 in Camp Verde.
He was born on Sept. 27, 1924 in Tempe. After graduating high school in Tempe, Mr. Hansen served his country during World War II in the Army-Air Force as a radio operator in a B-29 bomber. He married Betty Jean Stansberry on May 2, 1945 in Lincoln, Neb. After the war, the Hansens moved back to their native Arizona and had five children: Sterling, Barbara, Vyvyan, Denny and Tina.
Mr. Hansen was an original member of the Cowboys Turtle Association, which became the RCA and is now the PRCA. He rodeoed on the circuit for 19 years from New York to California, working all seven events, specializing in saddle bronc, bareback bronc and bull riding. At one point in his career, Mr. Hansen was ranked 6th in the work in bareback and 8th in the world in bull-riding event.
The Hansens moved to Chino Valley in 1956 where Mr. Hansen worked on ranches and farmed his own ground. Mr. Hansen served with the Yavapai County Sheriff's office for 19 years. When he was forced to retire after being injured in the line of duty, he was the department's chief investigator. He was a charter member of the Arizona County Attorney's and Sheriff's Association. In 1990 the Hansens realized their life-long dream when they purchased and operated their own ranch, The Pipeline Ranch, located in the southwest corner of Yavapai County.
Survivors include a sister, Eleanor Hunter of the Tempe area; daughters, Barbara Guest, Vyvyan Valentine and Tina Shelton; son, Denny Hansen; 14 grand children and numerous great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held at Chino Valley Cemetery. The family requests in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.
Raul Corrales, 69, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000 in Chino Valley.
He was born on Dec. 21, 1930 in Tierras Nuevas, Chihuahua, Mexico to Joaquin and Francisca (Carrasco) Corrales. Mr. Corrales started to be a cowboy at 8 years of age.
Mr. Corrales came to the United States in 1942. He married Cinderella Lara in 1954, and they moved to California in 1957. There he took night classes to learn English and to earn his U.S. citizenship. He learned upholstery, and then welding, construction and carpentry.
Mr. Corrales' wife died in 1986. He married Susan Ulry Largent in 1988.
In 1998 Mr. Corrales bought his ranch in Chino Valley and moved here, building his own house in only eight months.
Mr. Corracles was a true outdoorsman and loved to go horseback riding and packing, camping, hunting, and fishing. He was also a great dancer.
His smile was as big as the outdoors, and he was a friend to everyone whom he knew.
Survivors include his wife Susan of Chino Valley; sons, Raymond and Ruben of Sylmar, Calif.; daughter Marina Corrales of LaGrande, Ore.; sisters, Micaela Corrales of Juarez, Mexico, Irene Cordova of Bernalillo, NM, Alisia Corrales of Midland, Texas; four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were on Feb.16 at St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church in Chino Valley. A private cremation followed at Bradshaw Cremator in Prescott Valley.
Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home assisted the family.
Althea I. Davis, 88, died on Monday, Feb. 14, 2000 at Yavapai Regional Medical Center in Prescott.
She was born on Feb. 5, 1912 in Corpus Christi, Texas to Chester and Sally (Hammond) Strickland.
Mrs. Davis moved to Chino Valley from California.
She was a retired nurse's aide.
Survivors include her daughter, Mary Pike of Chino Valley; three grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services and interment took place in Van Nuys, Calif.
Mildred G. Warner, 86, died on Mondy, Feb. 7, 2000 in Chino Valley .
She was born on Sept. 7, 1913 in Pleasant City, Ohio to Ray H. and Maud (Mcoy) Conrad.
Mrs. Warner was an active homemaker raising her six children.
She always had a garden, and always shared her efforts with friends and neighbors. One of her favorite things was going to Lake Tahoe where she could play the slot machines. When she hit the jack pot everyone in the casino would know! Mrs. Warner was proud of her children and their accomplishments.
Survivors include her son, James D. Stotler of Placerville, Ca.lif; daughters, Doretta Grisel of Chino Valley, Norene Taylor and Elaine Stotler of Martinez, Calif., Christina Roy of Idaho, Patricia Sarette of Diamond Springs, Calif.; brother Iris Conrad of Cadiz, Ohio; sister Mary Price also of Cadiz, Ohio; 16 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. There was a private cremation at Bradshaw Crematorium in Prescott Valley, Arizona.