Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
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Charlie Sage

Graveside services for Charlie Sage, 76, were held Wednesday, October 17, at Jeddito Community Cemetery, Jeddito, Ariz. Father Clay Kilburn Celebrant.

Charlie Sage passed away on October 14, 2001, in Polacca, Ariz. He was born on July 15, 1925, in Jeddito. He was born for the Towering House Clan and the Coyote Pass Clan. He worked for the Santa Fe Railroad for 38 years, retiring in 1983. After retirement he was a rancher. Charlie was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and was a very patient person.

His survivors include; his wife, Elsie Sage; sons, Danny Sage of Jeddito and Gilbert Sage of Gallup, NM; daughter Peggy Sage Bolszio of Mesa; brothers, Denny Sage of Jeddito and Art Logg of Klagetoh, AZ; sister Arlene Yazzie of Jeddito; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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

Everett Floyd Fowler

Everett Floyd Fowler, 73, passed away October 14, 2001, in Winslow where he resided for the past ten years. He was born April 8, 1928, in Rushville, Indiana. He loved fishing, camping, working with wood, playing pool, and harassing his grandchildren.

Survivors include his loving family Erna Cates, Wayne (Jan) Fowler, Kirk Fowler, Debbie (Joe) Pointer, Lani (Robin) White, Darren Fowler, Dean Fowler, Lisa Fowler and Daniel Aragon; 11 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Celebration of life services were held Thursday, October 18, 2001, at the Norvel Owens Mortuary Chapel.

The family requests memorial donation in Everett’s name to go to the Red Cross New York Tragedy Fund.

Norvel Owens Mortuary is handling arrangements.

Richard Ernest Higbee

Richard Ernest Higbee, 91, of Mesa, died October 19, 2001, in Mesa. He was born September 13, 1910 in Alamo, Nevada. He moved to Joseph City, Ariz., at the age of 15 and resided in Arizona for the balance of his life.

Among his many qualities is his reputation for dependability and hard work. His career included construction and 34 years employment with the Santa Fe Railroad. He retired in 1973 as a locomotive engineer. “Rich” was small in stature by was recognized as a competitive athlete in all sports.

He always stood tall in his love and service to his friends and family. Upon retirement, Rich, with his wife, Daisy, moved to Mesa in 197 where they dedicated their time and energy in serving in the Mesa Temple for nine years.

His greatest and admitted accomplishment is his loving and devoted family.

Rich is survived by his wife, Daisy Holt Higbee , with whom he recently celebrated 71 years of marriage; sons Gene (Dorothy) and Dale (Janet); daughter Wanda (Ray) Pope; sisters Irene Higbee Rogers, Tempe and Gwen Higbee Campbell, Scottsdale; 17 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held Monday, October 22 at Bunker’s Garden Chapel in Mesa. Services were held Tuesday, October 23 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mesa.

Bunker’s Garden Chapel of Mesa is handling arrangements.

Edna Garner

Edna Garner, 61, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend passed away October 19, 2001, in Tonto Basin, Ariz, where she resided for the last four years. Services were held Tuesday, Oct. 23 at the First Baptist Church of Winslow. Visitation was held Monday at Norvel Owens Mortuary in Winslow.

Edna was born February 10, 1940, in Radnor, West Virginia, to Mont and Thelma Thompson. Edna moved to Winslow and married Mel Garner. She devoted her life to her children. She was very active in Little League and loved watching high school sports. She was a member of the Winslow School Board. She enjoyed camping and fishing. Her ten grandchildren were the light of her life and she was anxiously awaiting the upcoming births of her first two great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Mel; four sons, Gary (Joi), Mont (Diane), Wayne (Jodie) and Michael; on daughter, Melody; and ten grandchildren, Geoff, Jennifer, Andrea, Nathan, Ashley, Michael, Kristen, Brittney, Amber and Wesley; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her son, Denver Joe, her mother and father, Thelma and Wayne Napier, and four brothers, Donald, Denver, Dale and Dennis.

Arrangements are under the direction of Norvel Owens Mortuary.

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