Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
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Obituaries 2/14/01

Sarah Coleman

Sarah Wynelle Coleman died Thursday, February 1 at the Verde Valley Medical Center. She was 83 years old.

Ms. Coleman was born in Hillsboro, Texas June 7, 1917 to Robert and Catherine Duff.

In 1939 she moved to Magdalena, New Mexico for her health. There she met and married Barnie Coleman.

In 1944 they moved to Flagstaff where she worked at the El Patio Cafe, the Grand Canyon Cafe and the old Babbitt's Store. In 1952, they moved to Winslow where she worked as a "Harvey Girl" at Fred Harvey's La Posada.

While in Winslow, Ms. Coleman was active in her church, was an officer in Eastern Star and was a member of the Rebecca Lodge.

She moved to Cottonwood in 1988, where she lived until her death. Ms. Coleman loved painting, arts and crafts and enjoyed visiting with her many friends and family.

Ms. Coleman is survived by sisters Mary McDonald of Cottonwood and Betty (Dave) Warner of Prescott Valley, Frances Ridinger of Lewisville, Texas; brother Charles (Goldie) Duff of Sadler, Texas; daughter Nancy Crawley of Flagstaff; two grandchildren, one great-grandson and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Mountain View United Methodist Church in Cottonwood.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association of Arizona, 102 W. McDowell, Phoenix, AZ, 85003.

Russell Robert Owens

Memorial Services for Russell Owens, 51, were held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 13 at the Catholic Church in St. Johns. Father Frank Chacon was the celebrant.

Russell Owens passed away on February 8 in Happy Jack. He was born February 26, 1949 in Holbrook. He attended Winslow schools. He joined the U.S. Army in 1966 and served with the 20th Engineer Battalion for three tours in Vietnam and one year in Germany. He was discharged in 1975 in Fort Collins, Colorado. Russell lived in St. Johns for the past 20 years. He worked for the apache County Sheriff's Department until his death. He was a member of V.F.W. Post 15003.

His survivors include: five sisters, Idalia Doubek of Mesa, Cheryl Coffey of North Bend, Oregon, Rosemary Foy of Winslow, Becky Harris of Potlatch, Idaho, Beverly Kuester of Pullman, Washington and Rhonda Foy of Pullman, Washington; two brothers, Joe Foy of Winslow and Ken Foy of Yuma; father Norwood Foy; he also leaves many loving nieces and nephews and many caring and loving friends.

Russell was preceded in death by his mother, Theresa and brother, Norwood.

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

Darrel E. Rogers

Graveside service for Darrel E. Rogers, 49, were held at 10 a.m. Friday, February 9 at Desert View Cemetery. Pastor David Daffern officiated. Viewing was held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday, February 8 at Greer's Scott Mortuary Chapel.

Darrel Edward Rogers was born March 21, 1951 in Clinton, Oklahoma. He moved to Winslow in 1952 and graduated from Winslow High School in 1969. After attending Northern Arizona University for one year Darrel worked as a conductor for Burlington Northern Santa Fe for more than 30 years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

His survivors include: his wife Debbie of Winslow; daughter Traci of Flagstaff; parents Ida and Nollis Rogers of Winslow; brother Fred of Winslow; and many other family members.

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

Betty Rose Schibi

Graveside services for Betty Rose Schibi, 75, were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 13 at Desert View Cemetery.

Betty passed away on Thursday, February 8 in Winslow. She was born June 22, 1925 in Lafayette, Indiana. She moved to Winslow over 60 years ago. She worked for Babbitt's and also as a bookkeeper for Winslow Memorial hospital. She married Albert on January 13, 1944. They were married for 57 years.

She is survived by: her husband, Albert of Winslow; her daughter, Carol Hubbard of Virginia; her son, Albert Schibi of Mesa; her sister, Mary Louise Lowry of Sacramento, California; and three grandchildren.

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

Lorraine Shula

Funeral services for Lorraine Shula, 70, were held at the Polacca Cemetery on Monday, February 12. Lorraine Shula passed away on February 10 in Polacca. She was born on April 20, 1930 in Walpi.

Her survivors include: daughter, Jaselynn Shulavichie of Polacca; son Bradley Myron of Flagstaff; brother Alvin Dashee of Polacca; sisters, Caroline Lomaquahu of Brigham City, Utah, Alice Dashee Funk of Polacca, Gertrude Curley of Ganado, Eleanor Montano of Holbrook and Florence Choyou of Keams Canyon.

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

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