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Munson, McBurnie, Koepcke, Powell, Walker, Young, Young, Williams

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Thursday, 7 February 2008, at 12:18 p.m.

From Yavapai County, Arizona:

Agatha Munson
Agatha B. Munson, 89, died Tuesday, March 14, 2000 in Prescott.
She was born on July 30, 1911 in Elkton, Mo., to Ethmer C. and Mabel Ora (Vannoy) Fisher.
Mrs. Munson lived for many years in the Ojai, Calif., area, and moved to Chino Valley in 1984. While in Ojai she owned a restaurant, "The Mighty Bite," and a bar, "The Elbow Room."
She collected Indian jewelry and artifacts and loved the desert and Native American culture. She enjoyed gardening and was an avid outdoors woman. She was preceded in death by her husband Victor.
Survivors include her guardian Harry Cumming of Easthampton, Mass.
There was a private cremation at Bradshaw Crematory in Prescott Valley and burial was in the Nordhoff Cemetery in Ojai, Calif.

Francis McBurnie
Francis McBurnie, 63, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000 at his home in Chino Valley.
He was born on Feb. 20, 1936 in Bethlehem, Pa., to Hugh and Hope (Hickman) McBurnie.
Mr. McBurnie worked as an auto mechanic for nine years with the Prescott Unified School District and was retired medically.
He moved to Prescott from San Diego, Calif., in 1977, and later moved to Chino Valley.
Mr. McBurnie enjoyed the outdoors, going camping and fishing. He had a passion for tinkering with cars and in his spare time he would draw. Francis loved to visit with friends over coffee, he was proud of his drawings and sketches as with all of his collected artwork.
Survivors include his sons, Robert and Howard, both of Prescott; sisters, Faith Savage and Agness Shalfant, both of Pennsylvania; and Caroline Mousetes of Ohio.
A private cremation was held at Bradshaw Crematory in Prescott.

Lennie Koepcke
Lennie Darnell Koepcke, 41, died on Feb. 22, 2000 in Prescott, Arizona. She was born on July 10, 1958 in Heidelburg, Germany to Andrew and Karen (Wells) Butcher.
Lennie was very active in the A.I.D.S. Foundation.
She is survived by her husband Pastor Kevin Kyle Koepcke of Chino Valley, daughter Rhonda O'Hara Setterlund of Washington, son; Thomas A. Setterlund of Chino Valley, parents Andrew and Karen Butcher of Alabama, sisters; Donna Pruitt, Connie Butcher of West Virginia.
Memorial services were held on Feb. 27, at Universal Life Ministries. Memorial contributions can be sent to Universal Life Ministries, 944 N. Hwy 89, #12, Chino Valley, Arizona, 86323.

James Powell
James L. Powell, Sr., 79, died on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000.
He was born on Dec. 7, 1920 in Prairieview, N.M., to Oscar and Lily Mae (Hite) Powell.
Mr. Powell married Charlene B. Burch on Dec. 26, 1944, and she died in 1995.
Mr. Powell served for three years in the U.S. Air Force during World War II as a tail gunner, and was decorated with the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Silver Star. James and Charlene moved to Phoenix in 1953 from Albuquerque.
He worked for 27 years as a maintenance supervisor at Garrett Air Research.
After his retirement in 1981, Mr. Powell moved to Chino Valley. He became known as "Grandpa" to the whole town of Chino Valley. He was a charter member of the Chino Valley United Methodist Church. There he was a member of the Emmaus community, served in the liturgies and worked on the building committee. He was the architectural draftsman who drew the plans for the new church building.
Many other buildings in Chino Valley were also of his design. Mr. Powell was also involved in the Mounted Sheriff's Posse and the Garrett Corp. Retiree's Club.
He enjoyed team roping and really loved his horses. His part-time occupations included everything from construction to horse-trailer repair. He never said, "I can't help you" to anyone. He was always ready to help those who asked.
Survivors include his daughter, Bettye Williams of Laveen, Ariz.; son, Larry Powell of Chino Valley; brothers, Marvin of Lovinton, N.M., Weston of Denver City, Texas, Norman of Hobbs, N.M.; sisters, Rosie Lawson of Big Springs, Texas, Lawanda Ellis of Hobbs, N.M.; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were on March 1 at the Chino Valley United Methodist Church. A private cremation was at Bradshaw Crematory in Prescott Valley.

John Walker
John Duane Walker, 67, died on Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000 at a local care center in Prescott. He was born on March 12, 1932 in Belle Fourche, S.D., to Newman D. and Zeta (Smith) Walker.
Mr. Walker had been a resident of Arizona for the past 54 years and of the Prescott area for the past 21 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a carpenter and enjoyed gardening, fishing and sports but most of, he enjoyed his family. He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene.
Survivors include his wife Onita Walker of Chino Valley; daughters, Karen Ann of Gilbert, Ariz. And Kathryn Crew of Chino Valley; step-sister, Shirley Miller of Cleveland Heights, Ohio; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Graveside services were on March 4 at the Mountain View Cemetery with Dr. B. Edwin McDonald officiating.

Wilma Young
Wilma Alice Young, 81, died March 26, 1997, in Prescott Valley. She was born Oct. 15, 1915, in Bay Point, California, to Mary Louise (Kain) and William Alfred Hartlett.
Mrs. Young was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening, painting and sculpting. She was an excellent artist. She had been a Prescott Valley resident for the last seven years.
Survivors include her daughter, Susan Werner of Glendale.
Private joint services for Mr. and Mrs. Young (see following obituary) were held June 7.
The Hampton Funeral Home assisted with the arrangements.

Frederic Young
Frederic Payne Young, 83, died Wednesday, May 28, 1997, in Prescott Valley. He was born Feb. 16, 1914, in Wichita, Kansas, to Lois (Payne) and Fred C. Young.
Mr. Young served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a radio and communications operator. He was a stage manager in the entertainment industry, working in Las Vegas, Nevada for many years. He was self-employed in the real estate investing industry and was a member of the Mensa Club.
Survivors include his daughter, Susan Werner of Glendale; and sister, Virginia Young.
Private joint services for Mr. and Mrs. Young were held June 7.
The Hampton Funeral Home assisted with the arrangements.

June Williams
June Stroope Williams, 68, died Saturday, May 31, 1997, at her home in Dewey. She was born Nov. 24, 1928, in Prescott to Threatie (Boone) and William Lee Stroope.
Mrs. Williams had been a 4-H leader, a member of the Junior League, Phoenix Cotton Wives, St. Luke's Board of Visitors, and the Roosevelt Women's Club.
Survivors include her husband, John M. Williams Jr. of Dewey and Phoenix; children, Greg Williams, Steve Williams, and Charmain Woodson, all of Laveen, and Leslie Williams of Phoenix; sisters, Billie Welch of Prescott and Jackie Moore of Oregon; and eight grandchildren.
The Hampton Funeral Home assisted with the arrangements.

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