Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
Mon, Jan. 18


Patricia A. Boyle

Patricia A. Boyle, a long-time resident of Cottonwood, died October 30. She was born in Santa Paula, California March 2, 1924 and grew up and attended school in Winslow. She and her husband Brownie raised their family in Winslow, where she was involved in youth activities such as Scouting and Little League.

She operated several businesses including Montgomery Wards and Clay's Coin Op. Laundry, before she and her husband Clay Boyle moved to the Verde Valley and owned and operated the Turquoise Spider and Country flowers. Clay Boyle preceded her in death, passing away October 8, 1994.

Her Survivors include: a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Sheila Brown of Cottonwood; a stepdaughter Duree Shiew of Flagstaff; a stepson, Bryan Boyle of Alaska; a sister, Janet Wesver of florida; two brothers, Max Dunn of Medford, Oregon and Bill Dunn of Texas; and grandchildren Michalle Zale of Cottonwood and Bob Brown of Hartsville, South Carolina; great-grandchildren Taylor and Travis.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Sandra and Pat who died in infancy and a son Robbie Brown who was killed in Vietnam.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, November 4 at 10 a.m. in the Westcott Funeral Home.

Westcott Funeral Home of Cottonwood and Camp Verde was in charge of the arrangements.

Esther Lou Ferrel

Esther Lou Ferrel, 83, passed away October 19 in Phoenix. A long time resident of Winslow, she is survived by her children Richard Wright of Cottonwood, Dr. James Ferrel of Phoenix and Judy Richards of Denver; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; her sister Eva Lowry of Winslow and her brother Willard Futch of Cottonwood.

Esther and her husband, Frosty, ran the Sno-Cap in Winslow many years ago and later the Spirit Shoppe.

No services are planned, but a family memorial in Winslow will be held at a later date.

Tanny May Hensley

Funeral services for Tanny May Hensley, 79, who died on Saturday, November 4 at Flagstaff Medical Center, will be held at 2 o'clock today (Nov. 8) at the Holbrook Stake Center the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A visitation will be held from 1 to 1:45 p.m. in the Relief Society Room. Burial will be in the Holbrook Cemetery.

Mrs. Hensley was born January 2, 1926 in Snowflake, the third child of Ben and Minnie Rencher. She grew up and completed grades one through twelve in Snowflake. She loved school, was fascinated by numbers, found spelling and geography interesting, and loved history. A voracious reader all her life, she always had a book at hand. In first grade, she sat across the table from Ruthe

Willis. They were soon inseparable, and were friends for 69 years.

She graduated from high school in 1943, and saw the boys in her class, as well as her older brother Jay, leave home to serve in World War II. The whole world changed. Some of her cousins and many of her friends lost their lives serving their country. This time was a profound influence in her life.

After high school, she received a scholarship to Greg Business College in Phoenix. She completed her business studies in 1944, and moved to Holbrook, where she worked as a bookkeeper for Whiting Brothers and later for Smith-Heywood Truck Lines.

She married Allen G. Hensley in 1949. They made their home in Holbrook, where Allen operated Whiting Brothers service stations. The couple had six children. and Tanny believed it was more important to be at home than to be outside the home, and was always there for her children.

She loved the outdoors, and was an enthusiastic Cub Scout den mother for many years. She also loved sports, especially baseball, from little league to big league, and was a devoted Chicago Cubs fan.

She was an outstanding bowler and picked up many trophies in many competitions. She loved playing bridge with many special friends.

Tanny demonstrated an active civic commitment, including voting and elections, fundraising for her community and many church groups. She was active with the Navajo County Fair and horseracing. She took an avid interest in genealogy and family interest, and enjoyed working in the church library.

Holidays were always special in her home. Her special interest included doing exquisite detailed handwork from needlepoint to crocheting. She made hundreds of quilts, while she shared the bounty from her garden with others. She lived a life of love, laughter and generosity.

Survivors include three sons, Randy of Holbrook, Douglas and his wife Wanda of Holbrook, and Dennis of North Hollywood, California; two daughters, Donna and her husband, Tim Hatch of Holbrook, and Kim and her husband, Guy Willis of Holbrook; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen G. Hensley, and one son, Richard Allen.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Holbrook Senior Citizens Center.

Owens Mortuary of Holbrook is in charge of the arrangements.

Floye Bostian Lemons

Floye Bostian Lemons, 92, passed away November 5. She was born October 22, 1908 in Drew County, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by Joseph C. Lemons, her husband of 51 years. Survivors include three sons; Gene (Alma) Lemons of Prescott, Don (Sue) Lemons of Elko, Nevada and Jim (Carol) Lemons of Show Low; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. No services are planned. Entombment is at the Valley of the Sun Memorial Park, Chandler.

Owens Mortuary of Show Low was in charge of the arrangements.

Dorothy Mae West

Dorothy Mae West,75, was born March 1, 1925 and passed away November 5. She overjoyed the Angels of Heaven when she went home to be with the Lord after a long period of suffering.

Dorothy was the mother of six saintly children and the wife of her one and only sweetheart, Sterling C. West. Her survivors include her husband of 59 years and their six children, Patsy and Frank Gum, Polly and Martin Vigil, Pamela and Steve Gerton, Peggy and Steve Wade, Bud and Sally West and Penny West; four brothers, Carman, James Patrick, Gus and David Gearhart and 1 sister, Faith Burke. She had 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Dorothy was preceded in death by her two grandchildren, Rachel and Jonathan Wade.

A memorial celebration in honor of Dorothy will be held on Saturday, November 11 at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, led by Pastor David Daffern,

Norvel Owens Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

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