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Obituaries 8/16/00

Virginia Graff

Funeral services for Virginia Ann Graff, 81, were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 15 at the First Christian Church, 414 N. Winslow Ave. in Winslow with Pastor David Daffern officiating. Visitation will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, August 14 at Greer's Scott Mortuary. Interment will be at Desert View Cemetery.

Virginia passed away on August 12 in Winslow. She was born on February 6, 1919 in Reno County, Kansas to Anna Florence and Fredrick G. Schardein. She was married to Al Graff on February 1, 1947 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Virginia was a Harvey Girl when she came to Winslow in 1941. Little did she know later in life she would be so famous. She had done two radio interviews, been written up in books and her latest was her portrait which will be displayed at the La Posada Resort Hotel here in Winslow. Virginia's favorite hobbies include playing the piano, sending cards and writing notes to people everywhere. Virginia was a friend to everyone and a very caring person. She had been spending Saturdays at the Winslow Old Trails Historical Museum. She was also a 50 year member of the Eastern Star and a long time member of the First Christian Church and Winslow Fellowship.

Virginia leaves behind her daughters, Kathy Patton and husband, Jeff of Winslow, and Terri Graff of Prescott; sister, Fern Boeke of Denver; brothers, Ted Schardein of Nickerson, Kansas and Gene Schardein of Great Bend, Kansas; grandchildren, Tracey Patton of Phoenix, Leslie Graff of Prescott Valley and Cheryl Patton Blauvelt and husband,, Dave of Tucson; great-grandchildren,.Shelby Graff and new great -granddaughter due in September, both from Prescott Valley, J.D. Blauvelt of Tucson and Halley Kennedy of Phoenix.

Virginia is preceded in death by her husband Al, her parents Anna and Fredrick; a set of twins, Annie and John; and brother, Frederick Schardein.

Memorials may be sent in her memory to Winslow Historical Society, P.O. Box 1, Winslow, AZ 86047 or to the Northland Hospice, P.O. Box 997, Flagstaff, Arizona 86002.

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

Violet Carlson

Memorial services for Violet Carlson, 82, were held at 7 p.m. Monday, August 14 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with Father Dan Hussey officiating.

Violet Carlson was born. on a. farm near Aurelia, lowa on August 8, 1918 to Emil and Linnea Johnson Carlson, both immigrants from Sweden. She was the oldest of four children. She went through the eighth grade at the Aurelia Consolidated School.

Growing up she did housework and gave her earnings to her parents to help them out. Later she worked for a couple that had a beauty shop in their home. She became interested in beauty work and went to a cosmetology school at Sioux City, Iowa in 1940-4 1. She worked for "Marge's Beauty Salon" until she purchased her own beauty shop over Woolworth's Dime Store. When the store closed she then relocated to the ground floor of the Lewis Hotel. That hotel folded so she rented space in "Lucille's Shop" in a residential area. In 1981 she moved west to Phoenix.

She worked at the Sunset School Kitchen for 15 1/2 years. In June 1999 she moved to Winslow to join her family and was employed at the Winslow Campus of Care.

Violet wrote the above obituary on July 18th, the day after she was told she had cancer. Even though Violet was 81 years old she worked six hours a day at the Winslow Campus of Care helping the residents with their meals. She loved to work and was very loved by her family,

Her survivors include her brother Harry Carlson in Iowa; her sister-in-law Barbara Carlson of Winslow; many nieces and nephews, Greg and Beth Carlson, Chris and Julie Greer, Susan Carlson, Larry and Val Carlson, Diane and Tom Walsh, Pam Carlson, Rodney and Connie Carlson; and many other loving great-nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents, her brothers Kenneth (a baby) and Herb Carlson from Phoenix.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that any gifts be given to Northern Arizona Home Care and Hospice at 510 E. Third St., Winslow, AZ 86047 who helped to make her passing sweet.

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

Robert Hayes

Robert Hayes, 81, died at his home in Happy Jack, August 8. He was born November 22, 1918 in Winslow. He attended Winslow Public Schools. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II, and was a Pearl Harbor survivor. Robert worked for the Arizona Department of Transportation maintenance department for 15 years, retiring in 1983. He moved to Happy Jack in 1968.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years Selma "Sue" Hayes; son Robert Dale and wife Jan of Flagstaff; granddaughters Ellen and Amanda of Flagstaff, a great-grandson Turner of Flagstaff, and sister Dorothy Pruitt of Oregon.

A gathering of friends was held at his home, lot #26 Green Ridge Drive, Clear Creek Pines #8, on Friday, August 11 from 3 to 5 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in his name to the Payson Hospice.

Norvel Owens Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.

Ila Berniece Anderson

Ila Berniece Anderson, 74, passed away at her home in Holbrook on August 11. Ila Berniece moved from Colorado to Holbrook in 1962 and fell in love with the area and the people. Ila Berniece and Charles had been long time friends, and in April of 1992 became re-acquainted in a rose garden and they were married two month s later. She was a wonderful homemaker. A favorite hobby was crocheting and she loved teaching it to her granddaughters. She is survived by her husband Charles Anderson of Holbrook; Six sons: Ted Tubbs of Flagstaff, Bob Tubbs of South Dakota, Kenneth Tubbs of Texas, Lyle Tubbs of Joseph. City, Adrian Tubbs of Holbrook, Perry Tubbs of New Mexico; seventeen grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, one sister Fern Brummett of Illinois, and one brother Lyle Lockwood of Tucson.

Graveside services are being held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 16 at the Joseph City Cemetery.

Owens Mortuary of Holbrook is in charge of the arrangements.

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