Obituaries 3/7/01

LeRoy Chambers

LeRoy Chambers, 81, died February 23 at the Peaks Health Care Center in Flagstaff. LeRoy was born July 1, 1919 in Altoona, Pennsylvania. He served in the U.S. Army in Panama 1938-1940. In 1942 he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps serving in the south Pacific until 1945. LeRoy moved to Prescott in 1950 and then to Flagstaff in 1953. He worked for Navajo Army Depot in security. In 1956 he moved to Superior and worked as a deputy Sheriff. He then worked for Winslow Police Department for a short time after which he worked for the Flagstaff police department for 15 years, reaching the rank of Sergeant, He was appointed as county Constable to complete a term. In the early 70's Leroy went to work for the U.S. Postal Service and from which he retired in 1984.

LeRoy was a long time member of the American Legion and San Francisco de Asis

Parish where he served on the Church Council. He loved his family and enjoyed

western and war books and movies.

Survivors include his wife, Geraldine R. Chambers of Flagstaff, daughters Irene Brodie (Steve) of Long Beach, California and Linda S. Chambers of Flagstaff; son Stephen Chambers (Mary Beth) of Colorado Springs, Colorado; sisters Verna Swope (Martin) of Prescott, Audrey Stubblefield of Prescott, and Janet Crawford of Egg Harbor, New Jersey; brothers, Russell Chambers of Camp Hill, Pennsylvania and Charles Chambers of Altoona, Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Erin Brodie of San Francisco, California and Kevin Brodie of Long Beach, California.

Rosary and Vigil service were held at 7 p.m. Wednesday February 28 at the

Norvel Owens Mortuary Chapel 914 E. Rt. 66 in Flagstaff. Funeral Mass was held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday March 1 at St. Pius X Center 2257 E. Cedar Ave. Flagstaff. Burial was at the Calvary Cemetery in Flagstaff.

Norvel Owens Mortuary of Flagstaff was in charge of the arrangements.

Jose Modesto Perales

Holy Rosary for Jose Modesto Perales, 88, was held at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 4 at Madre de Dios Catholic Church, 1015 Central Avenue in Winslow. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, March 5 at Madre de Dios Catholic Church, with Celebrant Father Dan Hussey. Interment followed in Desert View Cemetery.

Jose Perales passed away on March 1 at his residence in Winslow.

He was born on August 1, 1912 in Terra Amarilla, New Mexico. He was a resident of Winslow for the last 56 years.

He is survived by his loving wife, Ruth Perales of Winslow; daughters, Ruby

Thompson of Rialto, California and Maria Elana Perales of Winslow; sons, Jose A. Perales and Patricio Gonzales both of Winslow; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and God-children and many, many Vicenos, Compadres and Amigos.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Nicholas and Madalena Perales; sisters, Nelda Gurule and Carmel Perales.

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

Norman Hunt Turley

Norman Turley, 73, passed away February 28 in Scottsdale Hospital. He was

born at home in Woodruff to Charles and Ann Turley. He attended elementary school in Woodruff and Holbrook High School where he graduated with the class of 1945. He then went to BYU for a year before being called to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the North Central States with headquarters in Minnesota.

After completing his mission, Norman returned home and went to work for Safeway in Holbrook. He married Mildred Lewis of Show Low on January 7, 1955 in the Mesa

Temple. They moved to Flagstaff with Safeway and lived there for four years before returning to Holbrook to manage Babbitts Trading Co. In 1964 he purchased the Holbrook Food Mart, which he operated for over 15 years. Norman was always active in community affairs and had served on the Navajo County Board of Supervisors, the Holbrook City Council and a term as Mayor. He was elected to serve as Clerk of the Superior Court and served three terms (12 years).

Though he was always active in government politics he was active at the family farm in Woodruff where he loved gardening. Most of all he enjoyed being a husband, father and grandfather. He was a High Priest in the Holbrook First Ward and had served the church in many capacities.

He is survived by three sons: Brent and Lori Turley of Payson, Bary and Sung Turley of Mesa and Bruce Turley of Mesa; one daughter, Brenda and Mike Sharp of Phoenix; one brother, Frank L. Turley of Holbrook; three sisters, Alma Heaton of Alton, Utah, Elaine Rogers of Joseph City and Verdell Button of Mesa; nine grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday March 3 at the Holbrook Stake

Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with a visitation one hour prior to services at the Church. Burial followed in the Show Low Cemetery.

Owens Mortuary of Holbrook was in charge of the arrangements.


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