From Yavapai County, Arizona:
Rebecca Lynne Edwards, 10 months died on November 20, 1999 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix. She was born on January 9, 1999 in Prescott, Arizona to Beau Jared Edwards and Jessica Marie Sherrill. Though Rebecca lived just 10 short months, she was the pride of her father and mother. Rebecca was the sixth living generation on the maternal side of the family. She was a happy baby with smiles for anyone who would look her way. Rebecca's short life didn't diminish the amount of love she provided to her parents. Rebecca will be greatly missed by her mother and father and all of the combined families, as well as anyone who she touched.
She is survived by her mother Jessica Marie Gray Sherrill and Beau Jared Edwards of Chino Valley, Arizona. Her paternal grandparents, Christy and Brad Edwards and maternal grandparents Julie and Alan Sherrill also of Chino Valley , Maternal great grandparents, John and Carol Adamson Burrison of California, maternal great-great grandmother Betty Masters Adamson of California, and maternal great-great-great grandmother, Catherine Corey of California.
Funeral services were held on Monday November 29, 1999 at Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home with Rev. H.D. Breyer officiating. Burial was at the Chino Valley Cemetery.
Eugene "Dick" Moine, 84, died on November 25, 1999 at Yavapai Regional Medical Center in Prescott. He was born on March 21, 1915 in Nashua, Iowa to Lou and Margret Moine. Dick worked as a farmer fro 69 years, becoming a legal owner of his first farm at eight years old. He retired from farming in the fall of 1977 and moved to Prescott Valley from Nashua, Iowa. He married Margret Alene Richards, the woman of his dreams on November 25, 1942 and spend 56 wonderful years together. Dick was a member of Bradford Masonic Lodge #129 in Nashua, Iowa and the Chino Valley Community Church. Dick spent his life farming and tending to his many gardens, they were his life, and in return Dick would put his life into them, growing vegetables and flowers. He was a hard worker who loved his family just a little more than his gardens. Dick will be greatly missed by his family and the many friends he has made in his life.
He is survived by his wife Margret Alene Moine of Chino Valley , daughter Pamela Ranne of Pineville, Louisiana, sister; Luanne Swinton of Waverly, Iowa, two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. A celebration of Dicks life will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, 1999 at Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home, 303 S. Cortez St., Prescott, with Reverands Richard and Barbara Doerrer-Peacock officiating.
Madonna M. Beasley, 63, died on Friday, Nov. 12, 1999 in Flagstaff. She was born on Aug. 25, 1936 in Minneapolis, Minn., to Francis and Lillian (Graff) Lano. Mrs. Beasley worked for the Washington School District in Phoenix for 13 years as a crossing guard.
Survivors include Chester, her husband of 40 years; daughters, Monica Miller and Mabel Wilson both of Phoenix; sons, Mark Beasley of Albuquerque, Paul of Phoenix; and eight grandchildren.
Graveside services were held on Wednesday, Nov.17, at Chino Valley Cemetery, with Rev. Fr. John Salvador, C.M.F. officiating.
Charles D. Pugh, 69, died on Nov. 7, 1999 in Prescott Valley. He was born on June 27, 1930 in Cowen, W. Va., to Gartrell D. and Audrey (Wright) Pugh.
Charles served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean conflict. He met and married Patricia Ann Robinson on Nov. 15, 1951 which gave them 47 loving years together. Charles was a Tool and Die Maker for Chrysler Corporation in Twinsburg, Ohio, where he worked for 22 years and retired in 1987. After retirement, Charles and Patricia moved to Black Canyon City and recently purchased a home in Chino Valley. Charles was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Black Canyon City. He was fond of hunting and fishing, and was proud of his family. He will be greatly missed by his family and the many friends he made during his life's journey.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia; daughters, Tamarya Jean Pike of Black Canyon City and Lisa Renee Prevett of Flushing, Mich.; son, Charles Darrell Pugh II of Florida; sister, Marion Kay Green of Austin, Texas; brother, Herbert F. Pugh of Webster Springs, W. Va.; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Nov. 9, at First Southern Baptist Church, with burial at Chino Valley Cemetery, with Pastor George Denney officiating.
Leona Sterkin, 90, died on Nov. 4, 1999 at her home in Chino Valley. She was born Oct. 18, 1909 in Glendale, Calif., to Pierrier and Pearl Ethel (Colton) Pinoges. Leona moved to Tucson in 1950 and then to Chino Valley in 1977. She was preceded in death by her husband, George, in 1987.
Leona was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Del Rio Ward.
Survivors include a son, Gerald Fiock of Oxnard, Calif.; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. There was a private cremation, and private internment at Chino Valley Cemetery.
Jack Cyrus Mitchell, 70, died on Oct. 21, 1999 at his home in Chino Valley. He was born on July 28, 1929 in Rockford, Ill., to Francis and Grace (Bradley) Mitchell.
Jack attended school in Chicago, Ill., and graduated from West High School in 1948. He served in the United States Air Force from 1948 to 1952 in Okinawa, Japan and during the Korean conflict. He obtained the rank of staff sergeant.
Jack married E. Nancy Lewis on Aug. 7, 1953 in Glendale, Calif. He worked for IBM in Southern California for 16 years, then worked for Memorex in Santa Clara for 18 years, retiring on Jan. 3, 1989. Jack witnessed computers going from the size of room to a laptop model during his working experience. After his retirement in January of 1989, he moved to Chino Valley to supervise the building of the home that he and his wife were living in prior to his death.
Survivors include his wife, E. Nancy Mitchell of Chino Valley; daughter, Georgia Williams of San Jose, Calif.; son, Richard Mitchell of San Jose, Calif.; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Oct. 23, 1999 with Dr. James Gere officiating.
The family suggests memorial contributions be sent to Salvation Army, P.O. Box 201, Prescott, Arizona 86302.
Alexander "Scotty" Hyslop 62, died on November 8, 1999 in Chino Valley, Arizona. He was born on February 18, 1937 in Beards Fork, West Virginia to Alexander and Mary (Dean) Hyslop. Scotty retired from the U.S. Airforce as a Master Sgt. after serving more than 20 years service as an Air Traffic Controller. After leaving the Military, he went to work for the Federal Aviation Administration and retired in 1992 after 17 years. Scotty belongs to St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church in Chino Valley, Arizona.
He was an avid motorcycle rider and enthusiast and belonged to many motorcycle clubs, including the Central Arizona Road Riders. He also loved working on and driving Model A's. He had many hobbies and interests, and loved traveling, but his family was the most important thing to him.
He is survived by his wife Peggy of Chino Valley, sons; Michael and Stephen of Phoenix, Christopher of Scottsdale, daughters; Patricia Comstock of Phoenix, Sandra James and Kathryn Silvas of Gilbert, Az., mother; Mary Hyslop of Aiken, S.C. Brother James of Odenton, Md., sisters Francis Brown and Deborah Golden of Aiken, S.C., ten grandchildren, and one great-grandchildren.
The funeral is scheduled for November 17, at 11 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix, with graveside full military honors from Luke Air Force Base. Memorial contributions to be sent to YRMC Hospice Restricted Fund, P.O. Box 26565, Prescott Valley, Az. 86312, or to Chino Valley Lions Club.
Wesley O. McElhaney, 64, died on November 2, 199 at Carl Hayden Veterans Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
He was born on November 26, 1934 in El Monte, California to Olen and Cecelia (Murtha) McElhaney.
Mr. McElhaney worked as a Quality Control Inspector for several companies.
He loved to read and do crossword puzzles in his leisure time. He loved his family and will be greatly missed his family and friends he made during his life's journey.
His love for country and his patriotism was showed by his service in the Air force.
He was preceded in death by his son Duane in 1997.
He is survived by his wife Marian of Chino Valley, Az., sons; Scott of Calif., Keith of Washington state, brother Allan, sister Mildred and grandchild Jessica.
Private cremation was held at Bradshaw Crematory and Memorial Services will be held at a later date.