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June 2004

June 16, 2004

John F. Schmitt

Graveside and Interment services for John F. Schmitt, 95, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 11, 2004 at Mountain View Cemetery in Barstow, California.

Mr. Schmitt passed away on Monday, June 7, 2004 at the Olivia White Hospice Home in Flagstaff. He was born on April 12, 1909 in Vanwert, Iowa. He farmed and worked at the military base in Barstow, California. In his early years he enjoyed macramé. His other hobbies included walking and gardening. He enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

His survivors include: his daughter, JoAnn (Kenny) Noe of Winslow; his grandchildren, Dianna (Keith) Fritsinger of Lancaster, California; Kenny (Robin) Noe of Fort Worth, Texas; Debra Harms of Winslow; Wanda Schmitt of Atchison, Kansas; Donna (Tim) Smith of MacClenny, Florida; and Lizzie (Jim) Webber of Tustin, California; 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Schmitt; his son, Larry Schmitt; his brothers Bill and Don Schmitt; and his sisters Kathryn Sayers and Madeline Schmitt.

Donations in the name of John F. Schmitt can be made to the Olivia White Hospice Home, 752 Switzer Canyon Drive, Flagstaff, AZ 86001.

Arrangements are under the direction of Greer's Mortuary of Winslow.

Beverly Jean Cox

Beverly Jean Cox (Goewert), 57, of Taylor, AZ, died June 9th at Flagstaff Medical Center. She was born October 20, 1946 in Greenville, Ohio to Earl and Glenna Goewert.

Beverly married William “Bill” Cox in Greenville, Ohio on August 15, 1964. They moved to Arizona in January of 1979.

Beverly had a passion for her family, researching genealogy, hummingbirds and fishing.

She is survived by her husband William (Bill) Cox, of Taylor, Arizona, daughter Diana Taylor (Greg) of Winslow, two sons, Bill Cox (Kim) of St. Johns, AZ and Chad Cox (Laci) of Snowflake, AZ, four grandchildren, Morgan Taylor, Joshua Taylor, Ashley Cox, and Jordan Cox, her mother, Glenna Goewert of Ansonia, Ohio, three brothers, Earl Goewert (Ginny) of St. Henry, OH, Fred Goewert (Linda) of Versailles, OH, and Dennis Goewert of Ansonia, OH, and one sister, Linda Bulcher of Ansonia, OH. Beverly was preceded in death by her father, Earl Goewert of Ansonia, OH.

A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, June 19, 2004 at 9:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Snow Catholic Church, 1654 S. Main St., Snowflake, Arizona 85937.

Flowers may be sent to 1091 Avelon, Taylor, Arizona 85939 and cards may be sent to P.O. Box 671, Taylor, Arizona 85939.

Arrangements are under the direction of Norvel Owens Mortuary.

Raymond Vernon Perry

Funeral services for Raymond Vernon Perry (Ray), was held on Tuesday, June 14 at the First Assembly of God Church in Winslow. George Stegmeir conducted graveside services at Desert View Cemetery, where Perry was interred with the Rev. Sam Hosler officiating.

Ray is survived by his wife, Tressa Perry of Winslow; sons, Howard Perry and Donald Perry, Donald’s wife, Cathy, granddaughters, Elizabeth and Emily; all of Kansas City, MO; sisters, Gloria Harmon of Parks, AZ, and Oklea Stafford of Redlands, CA; nephews Jim Caldwell and Edwin Caldwell of Phoenix, AZ, Harold Stafford of Highlands, CA and Quinton Harmon of Azle, TX; nieces Carol Blacketee of Yucaipa, CA and Judy Ramsey of Redlands, CA. is preceded in death by daughter Hazel (Suzy) Perry, brothers Donald and Edward and his parents Ethel and Vern Perry.

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

June 9, 2004

Juan V. Delgadillo

Funeral services for Juan V. Delgadillo, 88, were held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 8, at the St. Francis of Assissi Catholic Church in Seligman, Arizona.

The Rosary was held Monday, June 7, with visitation from 5 to 7 p.m.

Juan was born May 17, 1916, in Amarillo Texas, but lived 88 years in Seligman.

He passed away on June 2 at the Arizona Hearth Hospital in Phoenix. Juan was laid to rest at the Seligman Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Mary (Rincon) Delgadillo; his sons and their wives, Robert and Georgia Delgadillo of Flagstaff, John and Rita Delgadillo of Seligman and daughter and son-in-law Cecilia and Paul Alvarado of Bullhead City, Arizona.

He is also survived by his grandchildren: Paul Jr., Andrea, Bryan, Anthony, Juan M., Denise, Katie, Bree, Matthew, Aerie and Alvin; his brothers and their wives: Angel and Vilma, Joe and Polly, both of Seligman and Augustine and Lucy of Flagstaff, and his sisters, Mary Martinez of Seligman and Luz Moore of Winslow, Arizona.

The Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home of Prescott assisted with the arrangements.

Memorials can be made in honor of Juan Delgadillo to the Route 66 Association, P.O. Box 66, Kingman, AZ 84602.

Gladys A. Graybeal

Funeral Services for Gladys A. Graybeal, 93, will be held on Friday, June 4, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. at Greer's Mortuary Chapel with Pastor David Daffern, officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 3, 2004 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Greer's Mortuary. Interment will take place at Desert View Cemetery.

Gladys Miller Graybeal entered heaven on May 30, 2004 in Winslow, Arizona. Gladys was born January 8, 1911 to Monroe and Cosba Thompson in Highland, California. She married Ted Graybeal on February 27, 1927. They moved to Winslow in 1960. Gladys was a wonderful and loving wife, mother, grandmother and individual. She loved caring and cooking for her family. She also enjoyed fishing and western movies.

Gladys leaves behind one son, T.K. (Zula) Graybeal of Winslow; two daughters, Ann Montgomery of Winslow and Patricia (Jesse) Smith of Gilman City, Missouri; 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Arrangements are under the care of Greer's Mortuary of Winslow.

Henry Lee Hayes Sr.

A Homegoing Celebration for Henry Lee Hayes Sr., 74, was held on Saturday, June 5, at 1:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church located at 411 N. Warren Ave.

Elder Roy C. Hadnot officiated at the ceremony.

Visitation was held Friday, June 4, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Greer’s Mortuary Chapel. Interment was at Desert View Cemetery.

Minister Henry Lee Hayes was born September 18, 1928, to the union of Booker T. and Mary Alice Washington in Hermansville, Mississippi.

Henry Lee, known as Lee, was an only child. Later in life, Henry Lee met and married Mary C. Echoles on August 21, 1949. Born to this union were two sons and five daughters.

In 1956, Henry Lee and Mary gathered their family together; left Sunflower, Mississippi and moved to Winslow.

Here, Henry Lee worked for the Nagel Lumber Company, the Duke City Lumber, the State Highway Department, the City of Winslow (Reserve Police Officer), Goodwill Industries and for the Postal Service as a Star Route Mail Carrier for 25 years.

Henry Lee retired in 1990 from the Postal Service.

“Lee” coached little league for 16 years, and he served on many boards: NACOG, Disability Act – City of Winslow; The Senior Citizens; JTPA and the Navajo County Workforce Investment Board. He also served as president of the NAACP chapter.

Henry “Lee” accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior in the 1960s.

He was a faithful member of Faith Temple Church of God in Christ in Winslow, AZ.

As a result of his salvation, Henry became a Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ; he served as the Assistant Pastor until his health failed him.

Minister Hayes loved to sing and had a voice that was anointed by God (which he passed on to his daughters, Madie and Brenda).

He and B.B. King formed a gospel group in Greenville, Mississippi; they sang together for a few years.

B.B. King continued his career in singing and playing the Blues. Minister Hayes continued singing gospel music.

He was the lead singer for the Faithful Few for many years. Some of his favorite songs include “Precious Lord,” “Your Grace and Mercy,” “I’ll Go,” “So Many Years,” “God is Good to Me,” “Tell Heaven I’m coming” and many more.

He leaves behind Mary, his loving and faithful wife of 55 years to cherish his memory.

He also leaves behind five daughters—Betty Hayes of Chicago, Illinois, and Mildred (Jack) Dunham, Mary Alice Hayes, Brenda Hayes-Graham and Louise (Elvis) Sweet, all of Winslow.

Hayes is survived by two sons, James Hayes and Henry (Danielle) Hayes, Jr., both of Winslow.

He is also survived by his grandson, who was raised by Hayes, Quentin (Christina) Hayes of Winslow; two goddaughters, Kathy Mathews of Phoenix and Wendy Scott Brickus of Baltimore, Maryland; 25 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Lila Thomas of Winslow and Essie McMath of Saginaw, Michigan; two brothers-in-law, Tom (Dorothy) Echoles of Winslow and Buddy Norwood of Sunflower, Mississippi; son-in-law, Simmie Lee Jones of Winslow; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and Faith Temple Family.

Arrangements were directed by Greer’s Mortuary of Winslow.

May 26, 2004

D.L. “Corky” Williams

D.L. “Corky” Williams, 73, passed away at his home in Tonto Basin, Arizona Saturday morning May 1, 2004. He was born in Lockney, Texas and lived in the Panhandle until he and his wife, the former Sallee Ann Beaver moved to Winslow in 1961.

He worked for the Santa Fe Railway in both Texas and Arizona until his retirement to Tonto Basin in 1992.

Corky was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Winslow and El Zariba Shrine in Phoenix. He enjoyed fishing, quail hunting and was especially proud of his annual pecan crop.

He is survived by his wife, Sallee; sister, Sybil Daniel of San Antonio, Texas; three children from a previous marriage: son, Dennis of Pampa, Texas; daughters Cheryl Underwood also of Pampa and Wanda Stubbs of Amarillo, Texas; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Eura Williams of Canadian, Texas; his brother Joe also of Tonto Basin and step-son Skip Sawyers of Payson.

Masonic graveside services will be held in Amarillo, Texas at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to RTA Hospice of Payson, 107 E. Frontier St., Payson, AZ 85541.

Jacqueline Denise Morgan

Graveside Services for Jacqueline Denise Morgan, 38, will be held at the Jeddito Community Cemetery at 10:00 a.m. (MST), Wednesday, May 19, 2004 with Rev. Al Campsen officiating. Interment will follow at Jeddito Community Cemetery.

Jacqueline was born on November 2, 1965 in Rosebud, South Dakota to parents, Larry Silas and Melva Rachel (Whiteyes) Morgan. She passed away on May 15, 2004 in Polacca, Arizona.

She is survived by her mother, Melva Rachel Shaw; boyfriend, Dale Nelson; sons, Nathaniel & Dustin; daughters, Danielle, Nadia, Sheldy, Kayla, Charmayne and Autumn; sisters, Grace R. Morgan, Karen Fern Clinton, Laurel Lana Morgan; brothers, Fillmore Morgan & Farrel Morgan. She was preceded in death by her father, Larry Silas Morgan; grandparents and son, Clayton.

Arrangements are under the care of Greer's Mortuary of Winslow.

Helen M. Anderson

Helen M. Anderson, 86, passed away May 19, 2004 in Winslow, Arizona. She was a resident of Phoenix for 51 years. She was born on May 24, 1917 in Little Chute, Wisconsin.

Helen and Lloyd Graves worked as trainers of thoroughbred horses in Arizona and California for over 40 years. They both were well acquainted with many old timers in both states. Helen will always be loved and missed especially by her children. She loved painting and painted many pictures for others who still cherish them. She also did many other crafts in which she was able to show her artistic side.

Helen is survived by her six children, Karen Elmore, Vonnie Reach, Kathy Cooper, Jacque Boyd, Keith Anderson and Gary Anderson.

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

Homer Yazzie

Funeral Services for Homer Yazzie, 42, will be held on Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. (MST) at the New Life Fellowship Church in Castlebutte, Arizona. Interment will be in Dilkon Commumty Cemetery.

Homer was born on December 29, 1961 to parents Kee and Sadie (Greymountain) Yazzie. Homer passed away on May 16, 2004 in Tuba City, Arizona. Homer was of the Coyote Pass Clan born for the Edgewater Clan. He was humorous and a very loving son, father, brother, uncle and friend. He loved to rug weave, herd sheep and was the main caregiver to his parents.

He is survived by his parents, Kee and Sadie Yazzie; brothers, Raymond (Rose Ann) Yazzie of Dilkon, Justin (Anne) Yazzie, Vicent (Margie) Yazzie both of Winslow and David Yazzie of Dilkon. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Annie Yazzie, Mae Nebitsie and bothers, Nelson Yazzie and Stanley Yazzie.

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

Martha Jane Hasten

Graveside services for Martha Jane Hasten, 90, formerly of Winslow, Arizona, will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. at Desert View Cemetery with Rev. Sam Hosler officiating. Inturnment will follow at Desert View Cemetery.

"Jane" was born in St Joseph, Missouri on March 25, 1915. She died Friday, May 21, 2004 at the Arizona Pioneers Home in Prescott, Arizona. She graduated from high school and Missouri Methodist Nursing School. In 1940 she married Melvin "Moqui" Hasten who passed away in 1974. She was a member of Winslow United Methodist Church, and a choir member for many years. Jane volunteered for many activities and services at the Arizona Pioneers Home where she resided for the last 17 years.

She is survived by one son, Richard (Sharon) Hasten of Winslow; one daughter, Janet (Noel) Atzmiller of Spring, Texas; one sister, Ruth Plummer of St. Joseph, Missouri; four grandchildren, Christy (John) Buice, Rachel Atzmiller, Kelli (Jim) Ahrens, Kurtis (Deb) Hasten; and four great-grandchildren, Ashleigh and Brent Ahrens, Amanda and Amy Jones; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Matthew and Lavina (Davis) Plummer; five sisters and three brothers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Arizona Pioneers Home, 300 South McCormick, Prescott, AZ. 86303.

Arrangements are under the care of Greer's Mortuary of Winslow.

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