11/22/00

Wilma (Billie) Brummett

Funeral services for Wilma (Billie) Brummett were held at the First United Methodist Church on Tuesday, November 21 at 11 a.m. Viewing was on Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Norvel Owens Mortuary.

Billie was born on December 25, 1927 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada to Charles and Willa Beth Cooper. She graduated from Hutchinson High School (Kansas) in 1945. She married Clyde Brummett on August 25, 1946. They moved to Winslow in 1952 and raised their three children here. She passed away in Phoenix on November 17 while having heart surgery.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church, the VFW-Auxiliary, and her beloved Merrie Wives and Birthday Club.

She is survived by her husband Clyde of 54 years, her children: Beth and husband Leonard Baca of Winslow, Randy Brummett of Phoenix, and Bob and wife Dors Brummett of Mountain View, California. There are also seven grandchildren; Michelle Langston, Lynne Sawyer, Corey Lyons, Jennifer Brummett, Chris and Stephanie Brummett, and Christian Chan. She is also survived by seven and one-half great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and our dear aunt and lifelong friend, Vi Haney.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her two sisters, Shirley and Barbara.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in her name to the Arizona Juvenile Diabetes Association or the First United Methodist Church.

Norvel Owens Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.

Opal E. Groom

Graveside service for Opal E. Groom, 86, was held at 10 a.m. Thursday, November 16 in Desert View Cemetery.

Opal Groom passed away on November 12 in Winslow. She was born on August 15, 1914 in Morgan Mill, Texas. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star - Past Matron 195. She worked at the Roxanne Whipple Memorial Library.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Ralph E. Groom and son Ralph E. Groom, Jr.

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

Helen Ann Nopah

Funeral services for Helen Ann Nopah were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 25 at the First Baptist Church, 411 N. Warren Ave. Her theme was "A Celebration of the Life of Helen Ann Nopah." Interment was in Desert View Cemetery.

Helen Ann Nopah, 69, a Christian, went back to be with the Lord on November 14. Her Clan is Tl'aashchi'i (Red Bottom), born for the To'toshnii(Big Water), maternal grandfather Todich'ii'nii (Bitter Water), and paternal grandfather Tsenjikini (Cliff Dwellers People). Mom Helen's hobbies were cooking, caring for others and choosing her career in Nursing. She worked 25-plus years at the Winslow Memorial Hospital,

She is survived by her husband, Lorenzo Nopah; her daughters Kathy Sands, Lucinda Young, Elizabeth Nopah; son Norman Salt; her mother, Emma Roberts Taylor of Seba Dalkai, her father Carl Taylor of Indian Wells, her sister, Maye E. Dick and her brother, Tommie T. Curtis; aunts, Mary Biggambler, Hope Attakai, Mary Charley; half-brothers, David, Leonard, Robert and Terry; half-sisters, Rose, Louise, Zena, Bernice, Anita, Rosey and Diane. She leaves behind many relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by brother Johnnie Taylor.

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

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