Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
Sun, Sept. 20


Genevieve Greenwood

Genevieve Greenwood, 84, passed away October 8, 2001, at the Flagstaff Medical Center. She was born January 18, 1917 in Fulton, Missouri. At the age of four moths, she and her family moved to El Paso, Texas.

She had worked for Lone Star Motor Company. She moved to Phoenix, Ariz. in 1946. Genevieve and her husband operated a Farmer’s Insurance company. In 1952, they purchased the Farmer’s District Office in Mesa, then later opened Greenwood Insurance Company. She retired in 1972 for a shot time before going to work as office manager for Mesa Chevron Oil Company. She then retired again in 1977. She had recently moved to Winslow to be close to her family.

She is survived by her sons S. Ed Greenwood of Winslow and Gary Edward Greenwood of Plano, Texas; grandchildren Elizabeth Greenwood of Dallas, Texas, Seldon Edward Greenwood of Mesa, Michelle Pack of Cheshire, Connecticut, Thomas E. Greenwood of Tacoma, Washington and Marcos Elliott Greenwood of Winslow; and seven great-grandchildren.

Services were held Tuesday, October 16, 2001, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Porter Park Ward Chapel in Mesa, Ariz.

Arrangement are being handled by the Norvel Owens Mortuary.

Frank Carter Iler

Funeral services for Frank Carter Iler were held Friday, October 12, at the Untied Methodist Church. Visitation was at Greer’s Scott Mortuary Thursday evening.

Frank was born in Winslow to Frank Conrad and Lily Carter Iler September 18, 1922, graduated from Winslow High School in 1940, went to work for the Santa Fe Railroad in 1940 and retired in 1982 as General Foreman of the Bridge and Building Department of Albuquerque Division. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1943 and served 18 months in the South Pacific as a radioman on PBYs.

Frank was a member of the Gallup Lebanon Lodge AF&AM, Shrine El Zaribah Temple, and a life member of Winslow Elks Lodge.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Margaret “Peggy” Iler; daughter and son-in-law Barbara and Bruce DeNorch of Glendale, Ariz; sister Lillian Price of Phoenix; granddaughters Sara, Emily and Jenny DeNorch.

He will be remember for his sense of humor, jingling coins in this pocket, and love for children.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Shrine Children’s Hospital or Northern Arizona Hospice.

Arrangements under the direction of Greer’s Scott Mortuary of Winslow.

Willie Dee Fergus

Willie Dee Furgus, 83, a homemaker, loving Mother and Grandmother, died October 10, 2001, in Josuah, Texas.

Graveside service will be held Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at 10 a.m. at Desert View Cemetery, Winslow.

Visitation was held at Greer’s Scott Mortuary Chapel in Winslow on Tuesday, October 16.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be made to St. Paul Episcopal Church Building Fund, 600 W. Henderson, Winslow, AZ 86047.

Willie Dee was born November 12, 1917, in Gainesville, Texas to Robert E. and Cassie Barner. In 1925, her family moved to Winslow where her dad worded as a stationary engineer for the Santa Fe Railway. Willie Dee attended Winslow public schools and in her senior year, met and married Lonney on January 6, 1936.

In 1948, Willie Dee completed cosmetology school in Phoenix and opened a beauty salon next to the Post Office in Winslow. She closed the salon in 1951 and went to work at Hutch’s Sporting Goods across the street from La Posada. Willie Dee worked for the Winslow Chamber of Commerce from 1958 to 1965. There were many accomplishments during that time which undertook projects to beautify the city.

Willie Dee was active in the Order of Elks Ladies in Winslow. Willie Dee was a wonderful friend whose memory will be cherished.

She moved to Joshua, Texas in July 1996, to be closer to her family.

She is survived by her son, Lonney J. (Jim) Fergus and wife, Louise of Joshua, Texas, five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Lonney Fergus, who passed away on August 31, 1991; daughter, Dee Anna Maddox; brothers, Aldon B. (Snook) Barner, Winston B. (Bud) Barner, Robert Byrl Barner and sisters, Mildred Bench and Marie Riveroll.

Arrangements are under the direction of Greer’s Scott Mortuary of Winslow.

Phyllis Theriault

Funeral services for Phyllis Theriault will be held October 19 at Norvel Owens Mortuary at 10 a.m.

Phyllis was born in Yorkshire, England and migrated to Joseph City, Ariz. as a child. She attended high school in Holbrook.

Phyllis was a long-time resident of Winslow where she was active in Epsilon Sigma Alpha sorority and worked for Dr. Beckwith at the Santa Fe Clinic.

In the late 1960s Phyllis and her husband Ralph moved to their “cabin” where they spent many enjoyable years.

Recently Phyllis returned to Winslow where she had many beloved friends. She loved the high desert and the area around Winslow, particularly.

Phyllis was thrilled with the restoration of the La Posada. She became an active participant and contributor to the restoration. On of Phyllis’s greatest joys was her membership with the Winslow-Harvey Girls.

Phyllis is survived by her son, Charles L. Richards; sister, Irene Swenson; four grandchildren, six nieces and six nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Winslow Harvey Girls.

Eugina A. Woods

Eugina A. Woods, 92, died in Youngtown, Ariz. on October 11, 2001. She was born in Independence, Missouri to George Clinton and Nancy Katharine Adams. She married R. Kent Woods of Slater, Missouri on March 17, 1923, and moved with their two children to Winslow in 1943.

In 1962 she moved to La Jolla, Calif. to become a house mother at The Bishop’s School. Upon retirement in 1975, she returned to her home in Winslow and contributed to the community as an active member of the AARP, Winslow Chamber of commerce, Navajo County Historical Society, Winslow P.E.O Chapter N, Santa Fe Women’s Club, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Ladies Auxiliary of United Transportation Union, a lifetime member of Winslow’s Women’s Club, Winslow Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and was Woman of the Year in 1981.

Eugenia moved to Mesa in 1992 and to Youngtown in 1998 to be close to her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, R. Kent Woods, in 1962, and daughter Katherine Horner, in 1997.

She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Potell; four grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren.

Visitation at Norvel Owens Mortuary was held on October 15.Funeral services were held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on October 16 with burial following at Desert View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1018, Winslow, AZ 869047.

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