Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
Mon, June 14


Lawrence J. “Larry” Pearsall

Lawrence J. “Larry” Pearsall passed away and joined Our Heavenly Father on July 17, 2001, at the age of 62. Larry was born on August 13, 1938, in Brighton, Michigan. He lived in Happy Jack, Ariz. since 1987.

He is survived by his loving family – wife, Ann; daughters, Amy Hood and her husband Eric of Happy Jack, Kari of Washington, D.C., and Laura of Phoenix; parents Lloyd and Henrietta of Scottsdale; brother Dennis and wife Joanne of Ann Arbor, Mich.; extended family and many friends.

Larry owned Winslow Water Conditioning for 13 years and was fondly known as “The Culligan Man.” He was very active in city and community projects, Just Cruis’n Car Club and his family’s lives. He loved hunting, fishing, shooting, and woodcutting with his family, as well as domestic tinkering.

He served three tours in Vietnam as a civilian for Hughes Toolcraft Co. He graduated from General Motors Institute in 1961.

Services were held on Saturday, July 21, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Scottsdale, Ariz. Memorial Services were held on Monday, July 23 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Winslow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be accepted at La Familia of Winslow and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society of America.

Arrangements under the direction of Northern Arizona Cremation and Burial in Flagstaff.

Ella Frieda Thompson

Graveside Services for Ella Frieda Thompson, 36, were held Tuesday, July 17, at the Tolani Lake Family Plot. Pastor Henry Chase will be officiating. Interment was at the family plot Tolani Lake, Ariz.

Ella Thompson passed away on July 11, 2001, in Tuba City, Ariz. She was born on June 29, 1965, in Winslow. She will greatly missed by her family who loved her dearly.

Her survivors include: daughters, Marella Thompson and Roberta Carr; son Floyd Carr; brothers, Woody Thompson, Bobby Thompson, Henry Thompson and Herman Thompson, sisters, Ella Marie Thompson, Elsie Thompson, Patsy Thompson, Alice Thompson, Linda Yazzie, Lena Thompson, Elaine Garside and Caroline Benally.

She is preceded in death by her father, Wilbur Thompson and mother, Katherine Benally Thompson; brother, Norman Thompson and sister, Bessie Thompson.

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

Charley W. Hardy

Funeral services for Charley William Hardy were held on Monday, July 23, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, in Winslow. Interment was held in Tucson on Tuesday, July 24 in the Binghamton Cemetery.

Charley William Hardy of Winslow passed away on July 17, 2001, at the age of 92. Charley was born in Colonia Pacheco, Chihuahua, Mexico, on April 6, 1909. He was the fourth of 14 children born to Warren Ellis and Laura Phoebe Hardy. At the age of three the family moved to Binghamton (Tucson), Ariz. Charley married Verna Nelson in 1934 and in 1935, they moved to Winslow to manage the Whiting Brothers Service Station.

Winslow was their home for the next 42 years. There they raised their family of 8 children, with seven of them graduating from Winslow High School. Charley was active in the community serving on the City Council. In 1977 Charley retired and he and Verna moved to Mesa, Ariz.

Charley and Verna were married for 49 years. Verna passed away in 1983. Charley married Fern Rothlisberger in 1984. In 1995, with the passing of Fern, Charley moved back to Winslow to be close to his family.

Charley is survived by one brother, Bill Hardy of Tucson and two sisters, Zelda Littlefield of Tucson and Laura Palmer of Show Low. He is also survived by his daughters, Joyce and Doxey Eaton of Yucaipa, Calif. and Glenna Mae and Guy Scott of Safford, Ariz. and his sons, Charlie and Carol Hardy of Winslow, Robert and Julia Hardy of Tempe, Loran and Kathy Hardy, Curtis Hardy and Gary and Nita Hardy, all of Winslow. He is also survived by 32 grandchildren and 50 great-grandchildren and one more on the way.

He was preceded in death by his wife Verna, one son, and one great-grandson, Johnny Petaishiski.

Charley was a life long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He served in many different leadership positions. He served a two-year mission in Kentucky and he and Verna were Temple workers for many years.

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

Mary C. Kelley

Memorial Services for Mary C. Kelley, 88, who passed away on Friday, July 20, 2001 will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Woodcock officiating.

Mary was born in Warsaw, Indiana on March 26, 1913 to Presley and Julia Felter. She married Carl S. Kelley on December 6, 1934 in San Diego, Calif. Mary loved music and played the piano and organ. She was an avid sports fan, especially basketball. Carl and Mary traveled the world and also enjoyed camping. Mary was a great cook and seamstress. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, past member of Woman’s club and Eastern Star.

She is survived by her daughter Dixie Ann McCauley of Winslow, Ariz. and her son William “Bill” Kelley of Sun City West, Ariz; six grandchildren, Frances Kelley, John and Tom McCauley of Winslow, Ariz. and Susan Daily of Atascadero, Calif and Bill Kelley, Jr. of Vista, Calif; 16 great-grandchildren and three great great-grandchildren and one more on the way. She is also survived by her nephew “Cousin Mike” Frame of Winslow, Ariz. and many other nieces, nephews, in-laws, out-laws and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the general fund at First United Methodist Church in Winslow.

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

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