Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
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Tony Chacon

Tony Chacon, 92, of Winslow, passed away on October 28 after a long illness. He was born in 1908 near Albuquerque, New Mexico and moved to Winslow with his family the following year. He worked for the Santa Fe Railroad in Winslow for 34 years before retiring in 1973. He is survived by Carmen, his wife of 59 years; two daughters, Doris of Phoenix and Toni Marie Shell (Brad) of Portland, Oregon; three grandsons, Steve, Troy and Phillip Bostick of Phoenix; two great-grandsons, Steve Jr. and Cody, a great-granddaughter, Ashleigh; and three brothers, Ernest of Tucson, Pete of New Mexico and Alphonse of Texas.

Tony was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Holy Rosary will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, November 4 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12 noon Saturday, November 4 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. The Celebrant will be Father Dan Hussey. Interment will be in Desert View Cemetery.

Donations in his name may be made to Hospice at Northern Arizona Health Center, 510 E. Third St., Winslow, or the Winslow Senior Center, 212 East Second St., Winslow, Arizona 86047.

Greer's Scott Mortuary of Winslow is in charge of the arrangements.

Thelma Harris

Funeral services for long-time Winslow resident, Mrs. Thelma Frost Harris, 81, were held at 10 a.m . Tuesday October 31 at the Winslow LDS Stake Center, corner of Kinsley and Lee, with Bishop Gene Hancock officiating. Friends called at the church one hour prior to the services. Interment was held at the Snowflake Cemetery in Snowflake at 2 p.m. Thelma passed away early Friday morning, October 27 in her home with her family at her side.

Thelma was the sixth child of Allen and Pearl Turley Frost. She was born November 13, 1918 in Airpire. She was a graduate of Snowflake High School in the class of 1936 and started beauty school that same year in Phoenix. Thelma owned and operated her own business, Thelma's Beauty Shop, beginning in 1942 until her retirement in 1980. Since then, she was always busy creating quilts, pillows, crocheted blankets, sweaters, and holiday decorations for family and friends.

She was a member of the Santa Fe Women's Club, AARP Chapter 807, a founding member of the Winslow Soroptimist Club and regularly lunched with her friends at the Senior Center. She was preceded in death by her husband Ralph V. Harris, infant son, Steven Michael, her parents Allen and Pearl Turley Frost, brothers Chester Frost and Guy Frost and sisters Amelia Frost Acuff, Dicie Frost Willis, and Alla Pearl Frost Reed. Thelma is survived by two sisters, Marjorie Frost Sandquist of Searchlight, Nevada and Minnie Frost Ramsey and husband Howard of Snowflake, sister-in-law Annie Frost of Snowflake, her daughter Judie Harris Peterson and husband Bert of Winslow, her daughter Jan Harris of Winslow, and son Tom Harris and wife Kathleen of Phoenix, and step-daughter Peggy McKenzie and family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is also survived by nine grandchildren: Sativa Peterson Cookson, Julian Peterson, Howard Cake, Jason Cake, Adrian Thomas, Kisha Thomas, Sean Harris, Sarah Harris, and Kelly Harris; and two great-grandchildren Katelyn Hurley and Ashton Cake.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Northern Arizona Healthcare-Hospice.

Norvel Owens Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.

Esther Lera Krueger

Esther Lera Krueger, 82, passed away Sunday, October 22. Mrs. Krueger was born on February 27, 1918 in Claremore, Oklahoma.

Mrs. Krueger lived in Arizona for 42 years after moving here from Michigan. She and her husband owned The Rasco Store in Winslow from 1959-1974. At retirement they moved to Cottonwood. She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Winslow.

She is survived by her husband, Harold Krueger; sons Robert Krueger of Phoenix and Albert Krueger of Portland, Oregon; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A private family service was held. Westcott Funeral Home of Cottonwood and Camp Verde was in charge of the arrangements.

Louis M. Ortiz

Louis M. Ortiz, 60, of Seligman Arizona, passed away October 22, 2000. He was born in Winslow, Arizona in 1940. Louis was preceded by his parents Deciderio and Rita Ortiz and brother Michael. A U.S. Army Veteran, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, he served during the Korean War and was a member of the Arizona Army National Guard upon his return.

Survived by his wife Teresa; daughters Margaret "Shata" Sullivan of Barneston, Nevada, Ramona Morazan of Phoenix, Rosa "P-Nut" Martinez, Gloria Ortiz both of Seligman; son Louis "Tote" Ortiz Jr. of Phoenix; brothers Salvador "Jerry," Frank, Gilbert and Donny; sisters Irene and Betty; grandchildren Jocelyn, Heather, Daniel, Kyle Rozeanna and Damon.

Louis retired as Water Dept. Superintendent City of Holbrook. While retired he worked as a plumber in different locations across Arizona. A member of the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion Post,37 in Holbrook.

Rosary was held at Madre do Dios Catholic Church in Winslow, on October 27 at 7 p.m. with visitation one hour prior. Mass was held at Madre de Dios Catholic Church on October 28 at 12 noon. Burial followed in Desert View cemetery.

Norvel Owens Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.

Guadalupe Luna

Guadalupe Luna, 88, passed away October 27 at Pueblo Norte Nursing Center in Show Low where she has lived the past several years. She was born July 21, 1912 in St. Johns where she grew up and lived much of her early life. She with her late husband also lived in Winslow for many years. She was a homemaker, mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her children, Andrew Luna and Max Luna of Lakeside, Barbara Duros and Anna O'Connell of Winslow and Gabriel Luna of Temecula, California; 21 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Eusbio Luna, a daughter, Frances Anderson and a son, Edward Luna.

Funeral mass was held at 10 a.m. Monday October 30 at Madre De Dios Catholic Church in Winslow with a Rosary at 7 p.m. Sunday October 29 at the Church. Owens Mortuary of Show Low handled arrangements.

Susie S. Poyer

Susie S. Poyer of Tuba City, passed away Saturday, October 21 at Flagstaff Medical Center. Susie was born June 20, 1954 in Kayenta. She lived in Tuba City with her Family and worked at the Dialysis Center for the past 21 years.

Survivors include husband Harry Poyer, daughter Candace, sons; Tyrone, Alden, and Justin Ray; mother Lucy Stanley; sisters: Mary Gray and Sherryl Stanley; brothers: Rodger Stanley, Jimmy Stanley, Raymond Stanley, Travis Stanley, Tully Stanley, Jr. and Jason Stanley.

Susie is preceded in death by father Tully John Stanley, brother George Stanley, and brother James Stanley.

Visitation was Thursday morning October 26, and Funeral Services followed at 10 a.m. in the Norvel Owens Mortuary Chapel in Flagstaff. Interment was immediately following at Citizens Cemetery,

Norvel Owens Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.

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