Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
Wed, Aug. 05


Margaret Joanne Real

Margaret Joanne Real, 84, of Farmington, N.M. passed away Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004 in Farmington, She was born March 5, 1919 in Indianapolis, Ind. to E.E. Stidham and Margaret Coffman Stidham.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Lewis “Louie” Anthony Real, and two sisters.

She is survived by a son, Richard A., and wife, Marilyn Real of Yuma; a daughter, Annette, and husband, Ed Goodwin of Kirtland, N.M.; a brother, Jack Stidham; a sister, Pat Lehner; sister-in-law, Sue Real; two grandchildren, Robert and Mark Goodwin; five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held on Friday, Feb. 6 at Little Sacred Heart Church, Waterflow, N.M. Rosary was recited at the church following the visitation. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Feb. 7 at Little Sacred Heart with Father Patrick Wedeking and Monsignor Lindenmeyer, co-celebrants. Interment was held Monday, Feb. 9 at Desert View Cemetery, Winslow.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 531 Harkle Road, Ste. B, Santa Fe, NM 87505 or call 1-800-227-2345 or to the American Diabetes Association - NM Affiliate, 525 San Pedro Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108.

Honorary Pallbearers were Ed Goodwin, her son-in-law; Robert Goodwin, her grandson; Mark Goodwin, her grandson; Rick Real, her son; Lew Real and her great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Brewer, Lee & Larkin Funeral Home, 103 E. Ute Street, Farmington, N.M.

Daniel “Danny” Robert Nelson

Funeral services for Daniel “Danny” Robert Nelson, 47, of Winslow were held on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Viewing was held on Friday, Feb. 6, 2004 at Greer’s Mortuary Chapel. Interment was in Desert View Cemetery.

“Danny” was born on May 11, 1956 in Winslow to parents, George and Meredith (Sawyer) Nelson. He lived his whole life in Winslow. He played in Little League baseball and attended Winslow Public Schools. He graduated from Winslow High School in 1976.

He had been employed by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad and what is now known as the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad for 26 years.

Before going to work for the railroad, he worked for his uncle, Dale Hancock, with Hancock Construction.

He did a lot of volunteer work, helping out with Bingo at the Odd Fellows Hall on Friday nights and with AYSO Soccer program when his children were playing.

He liked to bowl and golf. He was an avid hunter and loved hunting and camping.

He is survived by his wife, Sarah (Parish) Nelson; son, Christopher Nelson; daughters, Crystal and Rachelle Nelson; parents, George and Meredith Nelson; brothers, Alvin Nelson of San Diego, Calif., Steve Nelson of Desert Hot Springs, Calif.; a sister, Bernie Duran of Mesa; one granddaughter, Rebekah; 15 nephews and nieces, and lots of aunts, uncles and cousins.

Arrangements were under the care of Greer’s Mortuary of Winslow.

Richard D. Shreeve

Richard D. Shreeve, 74, of Alpharetta, Ga, son of Leo and Gladys (Hayes) Shreeve, died peacefully in his home Feb. 2.

He is survived by Shirley, his wife of 38 years; son, David, and daughter-in-law, Alissa, and baby granddaughter Elaina all of Lawrenceville, Ga.

He also leaves behind a host of family members and friends.

A memorial service will be held at Timothy Lutheran Church in Woodstock, Ga.

Please contact the church for details at (770)-928-2812.


Manson J. Bushman

Funeral services for Manson J. Bushman, were held Monday, Feb. 11 in Camarillo, Calif. Manson died Feb. 10, 2004.

He is survived by one daughter, Leanne (Raymond) Cortes, and three great-granddaughters. After his first wife, Grace Carmack Bushman, died in Oct. 1984, he married Hazel Carmack Bruchman, Grace’s sister.

They were married for 17 years. Hazel preceded him in death March 24, 2002.

Also surviving are brothers, Burt (Char) Bushman, serving an LDS mission in Africa; Burton (Thelys) Bushman; many nieces and nephews on the Bushman side; nieces, Linda (Gordon) McHood, serving an LDS mission in Boston, Mass.; Dona (Gerald) Harris, Winslow; nephews, Phil (Pat) Bruchman, Winslow; Bill (Nancy) Bruchman, Flagstaff; and their extended families.

Manson was also preceded in death by daughter, Judy Bushman; his parents, Virgil and Ruth Bushman; brothers Preston, Grant and Von Bushman.

Cards can be sent to Leanne Cortes, 91 Camarillo Dr., Camarillo, CA 93010 or email,

Frederick K. Nezzie

Funeral Services for Frederick K. Nezzie, 34, were held Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004 at Greer’s Mortuary Chapel, Winslow. Interment followed in Desert View Cemetery.

Frederick passed away on Feb. 8, 2004 in Phoenix. He was born on Dec. 14, 1969 in Winslow.

He is survived by his wife, Sheila Nezzie of Phoenix; daughter, Tamara Nezzie of Mesa; mother, Ena Davis of Dilkon; and sister, Sheila Davis of Dilkon.

Arrangements were under the care of Greer’s Mortuary.

Frank Lowell Page Sr.

Frank Lowell Page Sr., 75, of Holbrook died at his home Monday, Feb. 9, 2004.

Mr. Page was a wood craftsman, he could always be found working in his shop, fixing anything that didn’t work from small electronics to cars. He also loved to read.

He is survived by wife, Florence Mae Hayden Page of Holbrook; son, Frank Lowell Page Jr. of Yukon, Okla.; daughters, Betty Lois Dawson of Oberlin, Kan., Jeri Ann Arnold of Holbrook, Janis Marie Virgin of Broken Bow, Okla.; 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and the Keams Clan.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Alfred Page and RosaBell Elizabeth Woodruff Page; sisters, Dorothy Jane Follett, Betty Lou Zabel, Verna Dixon; and daughter, Areline Rose Miller.

Memorial services were held on Monday, Feb. 16, 2004 at the First Assembly of God Church, 500 Mission Lane, Holbrook. Pastor Ken Skinner officiated.

Arrangements were under the direction of Novel Owens Mortuary.


Marlene Ann Rickgarn

Marlene Ann Rickgarn, 59, of Flagstaff, passed away on Feb. 11, 2004. Marlene was born in Mankato, Minn. She lived in Flagstaff since 1987.

Marlene was a Manufacturer’s Representative, selling gift lines to small businesses throughout Northern Arizona. She represented vendors for Sales Connection and Bob Dose as well as independent lines. Before working with gift lines, Marlene represented Smith Southwestern and was fondly known around town as the “Postcard Lady”.

Marlene felt that her business goals were tied together with the success of the small business community and she worked hard to provide service and support for her customers.

Marlene enjoyed playing golf, hiking, reading, beach walking, Broadway shows and spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by her companion, Marilyn Weissman of Flagstaff, brothers Larry Johnson of Sacramento and Gary Johnson of Cheyenne, as well as many friends and customers who will miss her gentle spirit and warm heart.

A memorial service to celebrate her life was held Saturday, Feb. 28, 2:00 PM at Norvel Owens Mortuary in Flagstaff. In lieu of flowers donations in her name for Breast Cancer Research or to a charity of your choice will be appreciated.

Lydiann “Babe” O’Connell

Lydiann” Babe” Pauline Shields O’Connell 66, passed away in Winslow Feb. 20.

She was born on Sept. 29, 1937 to Louis and Lydia Shields.

She attended schools in the Prescott area while being raised on a ranch.

She married Ivan Owsley and came to Winslow in 1957. She went to work for the railroad in 1966. She and Thomas O’Connell were married in 1967.

She retired from the railroad after 30 years of serice. She joined the Church of Jesus Christ of latter Day Saints in 1971. Babe served in many church positions. She was past president of the Genealogical Society and a past president of the Winslow Emblem Club. She was an avid quilt maker, and had a deep love for genealogy and fishing.

She is survived by her husband of 37 years Tom “ Near perfect” O’Connell of Winslow, Children, Dan (Ealene) Owsley of Flagstaff, Ron Owsley of Tucson, Tammy (Roy) Rogers of Winslow, Tom (Pam) O’Connell of Sierra Vista, Stepchildren, Sam O’Connell of Joseph City, Dan (Maureen) O’Connell of Yucaipa, Calif., Father Louis T. Shields of Prescott, sisters, Bobbie (Cork) Davis of Wagoner, AZ and Dixie (David) Croft of Clear Lake Oaks, Calif., ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Her mother and granddaughter Lydianna Rogers preceded her in death.

Visitation was held on Monday, Feb. 23, at Norvel Owens Mortuary Chapel. An additional visitation was held on Tuesday, Feb. 24, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Winslow.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 10:00 a.m..

Burial was held following the funeral at the Desert View Cemetery.

Memorial donations are requested to be sent to the Myotonic Muscular district, 10201 South. 51st. Street #120, Phx, AZ, 85044.

Arrangements were under the direction of Norvel Owens Mortuary.

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