Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
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Nicolas P. Juarez

Nicolas P. Juarez, 82, passed away at his home in Flagstaff on November 3, 2991. Nick was born August 23, 1919, in Flagstaff. In 1940 he moved to Winslow and worked as a telegraph operator for the Santa Fe Railroad until 1969. Nick was the first Hispanic Telegraph operator for Santa Fe in Winslow.

While in Winslow he served as Vice Mayor, Councilman, Airport Commission member, Police Commission member, Planning and Zoning Commission, President of the Winslow Chamber of Commerce, past president of St. Joseph Parish Council, past president of Holy Name Society of St. Joseph Parish. Nick served as a Boy Scout Troop Leader.

After he resigned from Santa Fe, he started Nick’s Utility and Trenching Service and contracted with Mt. Bell until 1985. During that time, he moved back to Flagstaff.

Nick enjoyed gardening, fishing, and spending time with his family. He was past Vice President of the Doney Park Water Department. He volunteered at St. Vincent de Paul for many years. Nick was a man who would help anyone in need.

Survivors include his wife, Linda, of Flagstaff, sons Michael (Sherry) of Las Vegas, Nev., Tony (Brigette) of Denver, Col., Vincent (Brenda) of Winslow, Jaime (Kari) of Highland Ranch, Col.; daughters, Loretta (Telea) Puaa of Goodyear, Ariz., Anita (Francis) Hatfield, of Fresno, Calif., Nicki (Tom) Gillmore of Durham, Conn., Alicia (Danny) Lopez of Tucson, Gyna Lynn Betts of Dallas, Texas, Lyla M. Smith of Carlsbad, N.M., Lyda D. (Marty) Gooch of Florence, Ala., Susan Juarez of Flagstaff; brother, Rafael Juarez of Flagstaff; sisters, Anita Favela of Phoenix, Consuelo Ramirez of Palo Alto, Calif., Alicia Jimenez of Tucson, Helen Lindnar of Tucson, Pauline Theresa of San Antonio, Texas, Betty Juarez of Flagstaff, Soledad Sanchez of San Jose, Calif.; 29 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Rosary and Vigil services were held Tuesday, November 6, at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Chapel. Funeral Mass was Wednesday, November 7, at St. Paul X Center, Flagstaff. Burial followed in Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial donations in Nick’s name are requested to Northland Hospice, P.O. Box 977, Flagstaff, AZ 86002.

Arrangements are under the direction of Norvel Owens Mortuary of Flagstaff.

Louise H. Ferguson

Funeral services for Louis H. Ferguson, 92, were held Saturday, November 10, 2001, at the First Baptist Church, Winslow, Ariz. Pastor David Daffern will be officiating. Viewing was held at the First Baptist Church on Saturday, November 10, 2001. Interment was in Mountain View Cemetery, Mesa, Ariz.

Louise H. Ferguson was born on July 4, 1909, in Leechburg, PA. She went home to be with the Lord on November 6, 2001, at Winslow Campus of Care. Louise, her husband and two children came to Arizona in 1942, finally settling in Young, Ariz. in 1945, where they owned and operated their own business, consisting of a grocery store, lunch counter, service station and garage, for 33 years. She was active in the community, serving 13 years on the school board, playing the piano and singing for many special events and funerals. She liked to read and embroidery in her spare time. Louise moved to Winslow in 1991 to be close to her daughter, Linda.

Louise was loved by nearly everyone who came in contact with her and will be missed by many.

Survivors include her son, Ronald (Bert) Ferguson of Cottonwood; daughters, Ruth (Marv) Bucholtz of Mesa and Linda (Homers) Zale of Winslow; 11 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband 48 years, Clarence; eight-year-old daughter, Winona; her parents, Walter and Mable Cline; sister, Viola Cockroft.

Arrangements are under the direction of Greer’s Scott Mortuary of Winslow.

Marie Hernandez

Funeral services for Marie Rose Belin Hernandez, 60, were held Friday, November 9, 2001, at the Pentecostal Church in Holbrook. Interment was held in the Holbrook City Cemetery.

Marie Rose Hernandez passed away on November 5, 2001, in Glendale, Ariz. She was born on April 2, 1941, in Keams Canyon, Ariz.

Her survivors include: father, Ray Belin of Whitecone, Ariz.; brother, Hamilton Belin of Whtiecone; sisters, May Rose Youvella of Glendale, Ariz. and Maran Rose Woody of Whitecone; and many nieces, nephews, uncles and aunts.

Arrangements are under the direction of Greer’s Scott Mortuary of Winslow.

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