Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
Fri, May 29

May 22-28, 2005

Christopher Hilton

Christopher Hilton, 47, died May 19, 2005 in Phoenix. He was born November 17, 1958 in Winslow to Phillip and Mary Hilton.  

He was an acoustical ceiling contractor and owned Hilton Acoustical Systems. Prior to that he worked for Barrett Homes for 25 years as a subcontractor. He served as President of the Arizona Subcontractors Association from 1998 to 1999 and past president from 1999 to 2000. 

He is survived by his wife, Alison; children, Tori Christine Hilton and Tyler Mackenzie Hilton and Michael Christopher Hilton and Ronnie May Hilton; sister, Darrie Tackett; brother, Troy Tackett; and three grandchildren. 

Funeral services were held on Sunday, May 29, 2005 at 2 p.m. at the Unity Church of Phoenix 1500 E. Greenway Parkway, Phoenix. 

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the Hilton Family Memorial Fund at any US Bank location Acct.# 151701372444. He will be greatly missed.

Paul A. Donithan

Paul A. Donithan, 68, passed away May 21, 2005 in Prescott, AZ. Born in Kansas City, KS, August 13,1936, Paul was a devoted family man who loved his wife, children and grandchildren dearly. He was a friend to everyone and would take in anyone in need. He raised his brothers and sisters, and has a very extended family of strays. He will surely be missed. He is survived by his sons Tcrry (Barbara), Donithan of Albuquerque, NM-. Kenny (Jenny) Donithan of Prescott, AZ and Michael Donithan of Winslow., AZ. His daughters Paula Burnett (Chris) of Winslow, AZ and Mclodee Gerlach (Paul) of Sacramento. CA: Brothers Bill Donithan of San Francisco. CA; Roger Donithan of Winslow, AZ, Sisters Carla Rogers of Idaho and Nadine White of Redding, CA. He had 12 Grandchildren and 7.5 Great Grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his wife Mary S. Donithan who passed in 2004; Sister Lavonda Stevens, mother and father, Franklin and Letha.

Memorial Services for Paul Donithan were held Thursday. May 26, 2005 at Potter's House Christian Center.

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

Elvira M. Thompson

Elvira M. Thompson, 91, of Leupp, Arizona passed away May 23, 2005 in Flagstaff.

She was a homemaker and tended to livestock.She spent most of her time raising adopted children, younger brothers children along with her sisters and daughter. She attended school at Old Leupp, spoke and wrote in both Navajo and English.

She is survived by her daughter, Mary Lou Williams; adopted daughters, Lorretta Thompson and Marley Thompson of Leupp; adopted sons, Johnny K. Thompson, Robbie Thompson, Larry Thompson, Harry Thompson and Henry Thompson, all of Leupp. She had four grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jodie & Maggie Yazzie; husband, James H. Thompson; brothers, Ernest Thompson, Claire Thompson; Everett Thompson, Ben Yazzie, Ben Daw; and sister, Lady Salt.

 Services were held on Friday, May 27, 2005; 10 a.m. at the Leupp Presbyterian Church in Leupp.

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

Anna Marie Shanks

Anna Marie Shanks, 88, of Flagstaff died May 22. She was born July 31, 1916 in Buffalo, New York.

She married Donald D. Shanks on July 24, 1945 and, as far as anyone knows, they never said an unkind word to each other.

They moved to Flagstaff in 1949. She was a retiree of the Valley National Bank where she worked as a trust administrator. She was a founding member of St. Pius X Parish and was a member of the Rosary Altar Society, the collection counting committee and served for many years as secretary to the CCD program.

She was a very creative person who loved to sew and do various kinds of needlework. In her later years, when her eyesight began to fail, she spent many hours listening to recorded books provided by the Arizona Library for the Blind.

Anna Marie is survived by her husband, Donald; a daughter, Janet (William) Fish of Winslow; sons, Gerald (Merry Carol) Shanks of Cornville, Leonard (Janice) Shanks of Glendale, and Daniel Shanks of Cottonwood. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Gerry (Lisa) Shanks of Tucson, Donna Ann (Dennis) Betz of Glendale, Kristen Shanks of Gilbert, Donnie (Terra) Shanks of Cornville, William (Jennifer) Fish of Bossier City, Louisiana and Scott Shanks of Tucson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Margaret (Merkel) Reinhart, and a brother, John Reinhart.

A memorial Mass was held on Thursday, May 26 in the Immaculate Conception Church, 700 N. Bill Gray Rd., Cottonwood at 10 a.m. Interment followed in All Souls Cemetery adjacent to the church.

Westcott Funeral Home directed these arrangements.

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