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Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
August 10, 1956 p. 1
Rumple Walker's Grandmother Is Car Crash Victim
Mrs. MABEL JACKSON of Winslow, grandmother of Howard (Rumple) WALKER of Wickenburg, was killed in a head on automobile crash on Highway 66 near Flagstaff last Sunday night. Her husband, Sid JACKSON, Santa Fe trainmaster, was critically injured and is in a hospital in Flagstaff. Also hospitalized in Flagstaff is the third passenger in the Jackson car, Babe PEARCY. Two men in the second car were also killed. Funeral services and burial for Mrs Jackson were held in Williams on Thursday of this week. Mrs. Vivian HORTON and son Rumple WALKER both attended. Mrs. Jackson had lived in Williams until recently when she retired as the Santa Fe telegraph operator after 35 years service. She is survived by two sons, Howard WALKER of Safford, formerly of Wickenburg, and Gerald WALKER of Ohio.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
May 18, 2005, p. B10
PHILIP FREMONT JAGGERS, 78, passed away May 12, 2005. He was born in Portland, Ore., on Sept 25, 1926. He moved to Arizona in 1940 and was a graduate of Arizona State University. Survivors include daughters Jill (Matt) Vorkapich, Gilbert and Beth Ball of England and six grandchildren. Viewing will be held Saturday (May 21) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Frey-Wickenburg Funeral Home, 187 N. Adams St. in Wickenburg.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, Arizona
December 7, 2005
TIMOTHY A. JAIME, 32, passed away on Nov. 26 in Glendale, Ariz. He was born in Okinawa, Japan. He is survived by his mother Pricilla DURAN, brother Sam DURAN, grandmother Nicki SALAZAR, all formerly of Wickenburg. He is also survived by extended family and many friends. Services were held Dec. 3 at Wickenburg Funeral Home. Burial was in the Wickenburg Municipal Cemetery. Arrangement under the direction of Wickenburg funeral Home.

Friday, Feb. 4, 1955 Page 5
Funeral Was Held Here Tuesday For MRS. PEARL JAMES
Funeral services were held I Tuesday afternoon for MRS. PEARL MAY JAMES, who passed away in Wickenburg Community Hospital last Saturday morning. She had been a patient there since December 26. Born in Missouri 72 years ago, Mrs. James had been a Wickenburg resident for 15 years. She was the mother of Mrs. Frances KELLOGG of Wickenburg, whose son Billy is the only surviving grandchild. A brother, Clarence JAMES of Los Angeles, also survives. The First Church of Christ, Scientist, of Wickenburg conducted the funeral services, which were held at the Wickenburg Chapel.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
June 1, 1956, p. 1
FRANCISCO JACQUES, age 75, a resident of Wickenburg since 1953 and a life-long resident of the state of Arizona, passed away Monday of this week following a heart attack while he was visiting the Cartwright Ranch near Phoenix. Born in Tucson Mr. Jaques had worked for the JM cattle ranch near Phoenix for 27 years. He moved to Wickenburg from Superior. Mrs. Jaques passed away November 1 of last year. A Rosary Was held at the Wickenburg Chapel at 8 o'clock Wednesday evening and requiem mass was said at 8 a.m. Thursday in St. Anthony's Church with burial following in the Wickenburg Cemetery. Surviving are Mrs. R. O. CONTREAS of Wickenburg, whom the Jacques had raised since she was seven years old. Also a niece, Mrs. Lottie TERRY of Hollywood, California.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
April 4, 2001, p. A18
WILLIAM S. �BILL� JAMIESON, 83, died in his Wickenburg home on March 28. His wife and sons were with him at the time of his death. Mr. Jamieson was born in Prescott, reared in Phoenix, and has lived in Wickenburg since 1967. Mr. Jamieson graduated from Phoenix Union High School. After studying civil engineering at the University of Arizona, he joined the United States Navy and was a pilot in the Pacific during World War II. He flew PBY �Patrol Boats� and was part of the battle of Midway. He suffered the loss of both his legs while serving as Flight Deck Office on the aircraft carrier Bon Homme Richard in 1945, and retired as a Lt. Commander to begin a business career in California and Arizona. Mr. Jamieson was the founder, chairman and chief executive of several corporations, including E and J Travel Offices, Golden Gate Airways, Greyhound International and Vaca Valley Bus Line in Northern California, and Arizona International Travel in Phoenix and Scottsdale. He was a partner in Phoenix International Raceway and the founder and CEO of Jamieson Racing, an Indy Car racing team. In Wickenburg MR. JAMIESON was among the founders of the Los Caballeros Golf Club, a sponsor of the Desert Caballeros Western Museum and was active in the early days of the Wickenburg Municipal Airport and the dedication of Wellik Field. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Susanne, his sons, Jerry and Bill; daughter-in-law Kennon; and granddaughters Suzanne and Kennon; and great-granddaughter, Hunter. A memorial service was held at St. Alban Episcopal Church on Saturday, March 31. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers any contributions be sent to Heartland Hospice in Wickenburg.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
April 9, 2008, p. A14.
GUILLAUME JANSSEN, age 94, passed away April 5 at his home in Congress. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday (April 12) at 1 p.m. at Good Shepherd of the Desert Church in Congress with Father George Highberger as celebrant. Concluding services and interment will be held later at Resurrection Cemetery in San Gabriel, Calif. Mr. Janssen came to Congress from Idaho in 2002 with his daughter. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie in 1990 in Pasadena, Calif. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Mary Lou and Robert Greene of Congress and a brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Marguerite Janssen of Belgium. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Wickenburg Funeral Home and Crematory.

February 28, 1936
Funeral services for LUELLA CULVER JAYCOX, who died early Thursday morning, will be held at eleven o'clock Saturday morning at the A. L. Chapel in Phoenix with Rev. Reese SCULL conducting the services. Mrs. JAYCOX is survived only by her husband, being the last of her family. She was born Feb. 17, 1859, in Minnesota, and had been a resident of Wickenburg for the past 12 years, where she had a host of friends, drawn to her lovable an energetic character. She was stricken by an attack of pneumonia about four months and confined to the Wickenburg hospital, where she recovered sufficiently to be removed to her home, but she never regained her strength. Mrs. JAYCOX got up earlier in the night to get some medicine and was assisted back to her bed by Mr. Jaycox. She passed away quietly in her sleep.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
September 24, 1937, p. 1
In Poor Health Several Years; Justice of the Peace Here Two Terms
ORLIN R. JAYCOX, well known here, passed away at three o�clock this morning at the Wickenburg hospital. Although confined in the hospital only two weeks, he is reported to have been in poor health for a number of years. Mr. JAYCOX was born in Trumansburg, New York in 1862, and is survived by a sister, Mary C. WIRTH, who resides there. He had been a resident of Wickenburg for twelve years. Funeral services will be held in Phoenix and interment in the Greenwood Cemetery there, although the day and time could not be learned until work reaches here from his sister in New York. Howard COFFINGER, funeral director, will be in charge of the services.

October 1, 1937, p. 1
Funeral services for Orlin R. JAYCOX, 75 years old, who died Friday morning were held at the Presbyterian church at 10 a. m. Monday morning and interment was made in the Greenwood Memorial park, Phoenix. Phoenix lodge, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, conducted graveside services Sunday morning.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
Nov 4, 1955, p. 1
Mrs. Jaques Died Tuesday At Home
Mrs. MARGARITA B. JAQUES, 74, died at her home here Tuesday, November 1. She had been in ill health for several years. Funeral services were to be held Friday morning from St. Anthony's Church with a requiem mass at 9 a.m., followed by burial in the Wickenburg Cemetery. A rosary was said at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Wickenburg Chapel. Mrs. JAQUES, born October 21, 1881, in Yuma, had lived here for the past two and one-half years. She is survived by her husband, Francisco JAQUES and a niece, Mrs. R. O. CONTRERAS of Wickenburg, whom Mrs. Jaques had raised since she was seven years of age. Several other nieces and nephews, none of them residing here, also survive.

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The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
Feb 26, 1997
WILLIAM JOHN JEFFERY, of Prescott Valley and a winter visitor to Wickenburg, died Feb. 23 in Prescott Valley. He was 86. Mr. Jeffrey was born Feb. 8 in Cumberland, Wisc. He had lived in Arizona for the past eight years after retiring from owning and operating a cleaning business in Wisconsin. Survivors include two daughters, Caryl M. Aarud of Prescott and Patricia Koester of Maplewood, Minn.; a brother, James A. Jeffery of Viroqua, Wisc.; sisters Esther Wold of Seattle, Wash. and Twylla Reiland of Cumberland, Wisc. and grandchildren John and Jenny. Mr. Jeffery was preceded in by his wife of 50 years, Roxie, in 1985. Services will be held in Cumberland, Wisc.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, Arizona
June 22, 1962
Funeral Here For Ehrenberg Woman
Funeral services for Mrs. ANNA JENKINS, 43, of Ehrenberg were held in the Wickenburg Chapel Monday afternoon with the Rev. William ARRISON of Parker officiating. Burial was in the Wickenburg Cemetery. Mrs. Jenkins died Thursday evening of last week in Community Hospital. She was born September 15, 1919, in Dubuque, Iowa. Surviving are the husband, George of Ehrenberg; and one sister, Mrs. Myrtle OHERN of Dubuque, Iowa.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
March 19, 1997
PAUL GRANT JENKINS of Wickenburg died March 14 in Wickenburg. He was 74. Mr. Jenkins was born Sept. 4, 1922 in Mountain View, Ark. He had lived in Arizona for the past five years, coming from California. Mr. Jenkins was an Army Medic in World War II and was a holder of the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. He also was a member of the Masonic Lodge 474 and a Shriner of Coachella, Calif. Survivors include his wife of 18 years, Martha; daughters Gail Christman of Kirkville, Mo., and Paula Schnarr of Sonora, Calif.; son Don Jenkins of Minneapolis, Minn.; brothers Raymond Jenkins of Coachella, Calif., Rubin Barnes of LaQuinta, Calif., and Ottis Barnes and Kermit Barnes, both of Mountain View, Ark.; sisters Elsidean Greene and Burlean Blackwell, both of Mountain View, and Linda Moody and Evalene Thornberry, both of Arkansas; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 18 at 11 a.m. at Frey Funeral Home. Pastor Gary Golike officiated. Interment was conducted at the Wickenburg Municipal Cemetery. Visitation was held Monday, March 17 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Frey Funeral Home. Special services will be held at the Wickenburg Masonic Lodge Hassayampa 37. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Arizona Affiliate, P.O. Box 7038, Phoenix, AZ 85011. Frey Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Wickenburg handled all the arrangements.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ Mar 19, 1997 PAUL GRANT JENKINS of Wickenburg, died March 14 in Wickenburg. He was 74. Mr. Jenkins was born Sept. 4, 1922 in Mountain View, Arkansas. He had lived in Arizona for the past five years, coming from California. Survivors include his wife of 18 years, Martha; daughters Gail Christman of Kirkville, Mo., Paula Schnarr of Sonora, Calif. and Anita Abbott of Yucca Valley, Calif.; one son, Don Jenkins of Minneapolis, Minn,; brothers Raymond Jenkins of Coachella, Calif., Rubin Barnes of LaQuinta, Calif., and Ottis Barnes and Kermit Barnes, both of Mountain View, Ark.; sisters Elsidean Greene and Burlean Blackwell, both of Mountain View, and Linda Moody and Evalene Thornberry, both of Arkansas; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Services have been held.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
August 13, 2008, p. A10
Born in Fitzhugh, Arkansas, Oct. 8, 1934 to Helen (SMITH) JENNINGS and Boyce Jefferson JENNINGS, Ken died of lung cancer at 6:50 p.m. on Flag Day, June 14 while being tenderly and lovingly cared for by his wife Emily, their son Ken J., and daughter-in-law Jackie, in the younger folks� Idaho home. Ken was a Christian by faith, a Baptist by conviction, who led a full and joyous life and is now with our Lord Jesus. Services were held on June 23 at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery in Boise under the direction of Bowman�s Funeral Home of Garden City. Ken spent his early years in Augusta, Ark., graduated high school in 1952, and joined the U.S. Air Force. Following basic training in San Antonio, Texas, he served in Strategic Air Command, Thule AFB, Greenland as Airman 2nd, serving as cargo chief aboard C-124 Globe master aircraft, during the Korean War ferrying supplies to and from Korea. An uncle�s tale of Alaska fired Ken�s desire to live there, and in the early spring of 1959 he headed to Alaska by car. On reaching the then rugged AlCan Highway, he drove through deeply snow-covered roads, ice and blizzards, arriving in Anchorage in March. He worked at a variety of jobs from 1959 through 1961, then entered the workforce of the new State of Alaska, first with the Department of Highways, later the Division of Aviation. Ken�s teenage marriage ended in divorce, but gave him two much-loved daughters. He married his wife Emily Jennings, the love of his life, in 1961. Ken built a home in Anchorage after the earthquake destroyed their trailer home on Romig Hill. Ken and Emily had a long and happy marriage lasting until his recent death. He was a great hunter and fisherman, providing an abundance of wild game and fish for the family. In 1966-67 he fished for King Crab aboard a 50-foot J-boat, the �Helen B,� between Homer and Kodiak, Alaska. Around 1969, Ken and a patern bought an airplane, and he learned to fly with the plane on floats, skis or wheels. His flying instructor said, �Ken�s just naturally born to fly.� From 1970 to Sept. 1973 Ken became airport manager for the State of Alaska at Galena, Alaska; from Sept. 1973 to 1975 he was superintendent of SE Aviation�s airports at Gustavus, Haines, and Wrangell, and all seaplane bases from Yakutat to Metlakatla, Alaska. When the state divided this vast area and split responsibility for it, he was given the dual role of manager of Wrangell�s airport and the state highway. In Wrangell, Ken with only the help from his wife, younger son and friends, built a lovely cedar home overlooking the ocean at Three Mile Zimovia Highway. He loved Alaska, and it was always home. After retirement, he sold out in Wrangell, bought and operated Maclaren River Lodge, Mile 42, Denali Highway, for seven years, making friends from the far reaches of the globe. In the 1990s, he worked four winters at EAFB, Anchorage, then thee years at Temsco Helicopter Service, and four years driving for Grayline Tours, both out of Juneau. In the latter two jobs, he met and mentored many young co-workers whose lives he enriched by his wisdom, genial nature, good humor, and, when requested, wise counsel. Many called Ken �Grandpappy� or �Grandpa� and continued to keep in touch with him through phone calls, email, visits, and special-occasion cards, which gave him great pleasure. Ken and Emily became snowbirds, traveling by RV from Alaska to Alamo Lake to fish, hunt, volunteer, and spend the winters with old and new friends who welcomed his arrival there or at Sun City West. Ken enjoyed travel, and loved making the long trip back to Alaska by RV in the spring. Ken was a kind, helpful, and mannerly gentleman with a hearty infectious laugh and a great sense of humor.
Ken is survived by his beloved wife Emily of nearly 50 years; son Kenneth J. Jennings (Jackie), grandson Garrett Jennings, granddaughter Kiera Jennings of Idaho; daughters of his first marriage Cheryl Jennings Haralson (Bert) and Debra Jennings Flowers (Mike), granddaughter Lana Flowers and grandson Brent Flowers all of Arkansas; son James L. Jennings (Mary), grandsons Henry and Sam Jennings, grandson Nathan Jennings (Olivia) all of Washington; daughter Kathryn Jennings Simpkins (Jeffery) and their son Clifford Simpkins of California; stepson Robert Rossin III (Diane), their sons Robert IV, William, and daughter Leah of Wyoming; stepson William Rossin (Jennifer), their son Mike and daughters Tiffany and Wendy Archbell (Michael) of Virginia; and Ken�s only brother Jimmy Dale Jennings (Norma), niece Susal Flowers (Mike), their son Eric, nephew Jimmy Dale Jennings Jr. (Karen) all of Arkansas; many cousins and their families throughout Arkansas, a special nephew Wayne Cook (Cecelia) and their family of Oregon, and devoted fishing and hunting buddies and friends from all over Alaska, Canada, Arizona and everywhere he traveled. Ken was one very special man, well loved by all who met him, and this world is a sadder place for the absence of this good and kindly man.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, Arizona
September 6, 1996
JOHN ALAN JENSEN, of Upper Lake, Calif., died Sept. 27 in a Lake County, Calif. hospital. He was 49. Mr. Jensen was born Nov. 11, 1946 in Long Beach, Calif. He was a former resident of Wickenburg. Survivors include his wife, Margherita Jensen of Upper Lake; sons James, Joshua. John Jr., Andrew and Kevin, all of Upper Lake; mother Ella JENSEN of Lakeport Calif.; brother Marty JENSEN of Lakeport; sister April JENSEN of Paradise, Calif.; aunt Beulah ROBERTSON of Ojai, Calif.; and cousins Jim ROBERTSON of Ojai and Peggy DONLON of Los Alamos, Calif. Private graveside services will be held Saturday, Nov. 9 in the Wickenburg Municipal Cemetery.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, Arizona
November 6, 1996
JOHN ALAN JENSEN of Upper Lake, Calif., after a long bout with cancer, was taken by the Lord Jesus on Sept. 27 in a Lake County, Calif. hospital. He was 49. Mr. Jensen was born Nov. 11, 1946 in Long Beach, Calif. He was a former resident of Wickenburg. Prior to living in Wickenburg, Mr. Jensen also lived in Ojai, Calif. He was a self-employed agriculture farmer for 35 years, and he also served two terms in Vietnam while in the military. Mr. Jensen enjoyed all living things--anywhere from insects to horses. He will be greatly missed. There is sorrow in his passing, but joy that he is in Paradise. The Jensen family would like to express its gratitude to Kathy and Luana, two angels of mercy at Sutter Lakeside Hospital ICU. They made John's last hours more comfortable and were very caring to the family members. May God richly Bless you, thank you. Survivors include his wife Margherita JENSEN of Upper Lake; sons James, Joshua, John Jr., Andrew and Kevin, all of Upper Lake; mother Ella JENSEN of Lakeport, Calif.; brother Marty JENSEN of Lakeport; sister April JENSEN of Paradise, Calif.; aunt Beulah ROBERTSON of Ojai, Calif.; and cousins Jim ROBERTSON of Ojai and Peggy DONLON of Los Alamos, Calif. A private graveside memorial service will be held at 3p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 in the Wickenburg Municipal Cemetery. Private cremation ceremonies will be conducted. In remembrance, instead of flowers, please remember Mr. Jensen with donations to the Disabled Veterans of America or Faith Christian Center, 6304 E. Highway 20, Lucerne, CA. Chapel of the Lakes in California handled all the arrangements.

The Wickenburg Sun
Oct. 17, 1958
Gulf & Malco Oil Distributor Killed
O. L. JENSEN, 50, vice-president of the Saguaro Oil Co., Phoenix, which leases the Gulf Oil Station east of the Hassayampa River bridge from Bill Bass and in turn leases it to L. N. Lauzon, was killed in an automobile accident on the Black Canyon Highway last Friday. Mr. Jensen is also president of the Five-Star Oil co. which leases the Malco Service Station on the California Highway from Jim Sinke and in turn leases it to Kenneth Crook. Funeral services were held in Phoenix Tuesday afternoon and Mr. Lauzon attended.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
Feb. 5, 1997
ILA RAE JERALDS of Wittmann, died Jan. 29 at her home in Whispering Ranch. She was 60. Mrs. Jeralds was born Nov .11, 1936 in Goodland, Kan. She had lived in Arizona for the past 17 years. Survivors include her husband, Allen L. JERALDS of Whispering Ranch; son, Carl JONES of Wichita, Kansas; daughter Beth TONY of Wichita; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Mrs. JERALDS was preceded in death by her father and son. There were no services.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
July 30, 2008
MARY JERRELLS, 66, passed away at her home on Saturday, July 26, after a long illness. She is survived by her beloved husband Jack and her pets Miss Penny and Miss Pearl. Mary was born in Texas on Aug. 28, 1941. Affectionately known as "Boots" by many of her friends, Mary had been a caregiver all her life. She brought professionalism, love and comfort to all who were in her charge. An active member of St. Alban's Episcopal Church, Mary was a member of Daughters of the King and the ECW. Mary was truly a ray of sunshine to all who knew her. Throughout her years of serious illness, she was eternally optimistic and courageous. She leaves a legion of devoted friends who have gained so much through her example and the privilege of knowing and loving her. Everyone wants to thank Hospice of the Valley for their compassionate care during her final days. Services will be held in the fall. Memorial contributions can be made in Mary's name to the Memorial Fund at St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Wickenburg.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
9 October 2008
A burial service celebrating the life of MARY "BOOTS" JERRELLS was held at St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 357 W. Yavapai Street, Wickenburg AZ 85390. A reception for sharing good memories of Mary followed.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
Nov 18, 1955, p. 12
JOSE JIMENEZ Rites In Aguila
Graveside services and burial took place Saturday at the Aguila Cemetery for JOSE A. JIMENEZ, who died November 10 at the McDowell Hospital in Phoenix. His death was a shock to his many friends in Wickenburg and Aguila. Coming to the United States from Nicaragua 49 years ago at the age of 17, Mr. Jimenez became a citizen at the age of 21 and his pride in his citizenship was boundless. For a number of years he was in business in Illinois, coming to Aguila some years ago where he purchased the Rowe Motel, which he beautified with cactus and flowers until it became a source of pride to residents of Aguila. He also operated the Westerner Cafe for a time. Two years ago he sold his property in Aguila and moved to Phoenix, where he purchased a motel. He returned to Wickenburg and Aguila frequently to renew his warm ties in both towns. Mr. Jimenez' nephew, Alfredo, serving with the U. S. armed forces in Japan, was sent back by the army, arriving at his uncle's bedside just five days before death came. Besides the nephew, he leaves a sister and another nephew in Costa Rica.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, Arizona
January 5, 1962
Johnson death is believed caused by gas asphyxiation
CLARENCE JOHNSON, 57 hear-old resident of Wagoner, was found dead in a room of a local motel at 10:39 a.m. Monday. Judge R.I. WESTALL, acting as coroner, said it appeared that death was caused by asphyxiation. Although the gas heater in the room was vented, says Chief of Police Dick SAVAGE, the room was closed tight. Judge WESTALL convened a jury to visit the scene of death and then recessed until a court reporter is available later in the week to complete an inquest. Mr. Johnson, a cousin of Bill NELSON of Wickenburg had checked in the motel December 30. Chief SAVAGE says it is believed that death occurred sometime the night of December 31. He was found when Mr. Nelson went to see him. Funeral services were scheduled to be held at 5 p.m. Thursday of this week in the Wickenburg Chapel with the Rev. Robert JENKINS officiating. Burial was to be in the Wickenburg Cemetery with the American legion conducting graveside rites. Mr. Johnson who was employed on the Nel Cooper ranch, is survived by one son, Clarence Wilbur JOHNSON, who is in the Air Force and station in the Pacific area.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
January 21, 1937, p. 1
Mrs. W. A. NEWCOMB received word from her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Charles JOHNSON of Hymera, Ind., that their small daughter, BETTY JUNE JOHNSON, 14 years old, passed away at a hospital there January 11. Her death followed a lingering illness of about three months duration. Aside from her grandmother, she is survived by two aunts, who also reside in Wickenburg, Mrs. Burgess FUTRELL and Mrs. D. F. ROBINSON. Funeral services were held at the Hymera Methodist Episcopal church Thursday, January 13.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
May 30, 2007, p. A12
DOROTHY L. JOHNSON, age 89, passed away May 25 in Surprise. Funeral services were held on Tuesday (May 29) at 1 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church with Pastor Sam Weinschenk officiating. Dorothy Louise Eley was born in 1918 in Clemons, Iowa, to MARTIN and IONE ELEY. They lived on a farm, and Dorothy had one sister Violet. In 1935 they moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Dorothy worked at several places and during World War II she was employed at Collins Radio, a large company that did work for the government. Dorothy married Harold Johnson in 1946 and they were blessed with two sons, Bruce and Doug. They moved to Manson, Iowa, for business reasons. Later because of Dorothy's health they moved to Kingman, Ariz., in 1961. They were very active in the community. She had been a member of the Methodist Church both in Manson as well as in Kingman. As a homemaker Dorothy was very involved as a caregiver to others, especially the elderly and seeing after their needs. They moved to Wickenburg in 1993 and were members of the First Presbyterian Church. Dorothy was involved in the Presbyterian Women's group and Prayer Chain. She is survived by her husband Harold of Wickenburg; sons Bruce of Ft. Collins, Colo., and Doug of Missoula, Mont.; grandchildren Alyssa and Nathan Johnson both of Missoula; sister Violet Hagopian of Phoenix; and many nieces and nephews. Arrangements under the direction Wickenburg Funeral Home.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
Feb. 27, 2009, p. A10
ELMER W. JOHNSON, a managing partner of the national law firm of Kirkland & Ellis from 1971 to 1992, a former president and chief executive officer of the Aspen Institute and a former executive vice president, director, and general counsel of General Motors Corporation, died on Feb. 19, 2008, at Wickenburg Community Hospital in Wickenburg. Mr. Johnson, a resident of Chicago, Illinois, was 75 years old. From 1983 to 1988, Mr. Johnson served in a variety of posts at GM, including as executive vice president, general counsel and a director of the corporation. While at GM, Mr. Johnson was deeply involved in the acquisition of EDS in 1984 and in negotiating the terms of Ross Perot�s departure from GM in 1986. In 1988, he returned to Kirkland & Ellis. From 1992 to 1999, while continuing as a partner in his firm, Mr. Johnson devoted most of his time to various civic endeavors and policy study projects. In 1993, under the sponsorship of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, of which he was a Fellow, he wrote �Avoiding the Collision of Cities and Cars,� which urged a new approach to policy that would reduce America�s almost exclusive reliance on the motor vehicle and encourage various kinds of intermodalism in urban settings. From 1996 to 1999, he led a project sponsored by the Commercial Club of Chicago, the City�s most prestigious association of business and civic leaders, to develop a new comprehensive plan for metropolitan Chicago. The last such ambitious undertaking had been carried out under the leadership of the famous architect Daniel Burnham, 90 years earlier under the sponsorship of the same club. In 1999, based on the three-year project, Mr. Johnson wrote �Chicago Metropolis 2020: The Chicago Plan for the 21st Century.� The hardbound edition of the book was published by the University of Chicago in 2001. As in the case of the Burnham�s Plan of Chicago, the Johnson plan sets forth a bold vision for improving the quality and equity of life for all the region�s residents. But whereas the Burnham plan called mostly for public works programs of various kinds, the Johnson plan aimed mainly at enhancing legal and institutional frameworks and infrastructures: schools; governance arrangements; transportation, land use and housing policy; and tax systems. Shortly after completing the metropolis project, Mr. Johnson accepted an invitation to become president and chief executive officer of the Aspen Institute, a forum in which top leaders in the public and private sectors meet with policy experts to discuss the major issues of the day and seek to strengthen their leadership skills. Mr. Johnson had been a trustee of the Institute since 1988 and had moderated a number of its seminars over the years. He left the presidency of the Institute in September 2002. During those 39 months, he greatly strengthened its programs and its outreach. Shortly after leaving the Institute, he and a long-time prot/g/ and colleague, Robert S. Osborne, whom Mr. Johnson had recruited for Kirkland & Ellis from Harvard Law School in 1979 and who currently serves as group vice president and general counsel for GM, accepted an invitation to join Jenner & Block, another well-known national law firm based in Chicago. Along with them from Kirkland & Ellis came Mr. Osborne�s prot/g/, Joseph P. Gromacki, who currently chairs the corporate practice at Jenner & Block and serves on the firm�s governing committee. Together, their challenge was to build a corporate and tax practice that measured up to the excellence of the firm�s litigation practice. They succeeded brilliantly. Some months later, Janet Froetscher, the new president and chief executive officer of United Way in Chicago who had been Mr. Johnson�s right-hand person at the Aspen Institute, retained him as her special counsel to help achieve the goal of consolidating the many fragmented United Way organizations across the region into one entity: United Way of Metropolitan Chicago. That goal was achieved in 2003. She became the CEO of the new entity, and Mr. Johnson was elected as a Vice Chair and director. Mr. Johnson often commented to his friends as to his good fortune in being asked by his �two super-star prot/g/s of all time to become their sidekick and prot/g/. How many men or women,� he would say, �get such an opportunity in the twilight of their careers?� Elmer W. Johnson was born in Denver on May 2, 1932. He graduated from Yale University in 1954 and earned his J.D. degree at University of Chicago Law School in 1957. Mr. Johnson was married to Constance Dorothy Mahon from 1955 until his death. He and his wife lived all their married life in Chicago, except for five years in the Detroit area when he was an executive with General Motors. He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Julianne Sargent of Seattle, Wash., and Valerie Peterson of Palatine, Ill.; one son, Garrett Johnson of Sawyer, Mich.; and four grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago on Friday, March 7. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago at 126 Chestnut St. Chicago, IL 60611 or to the Wickenburg Community Hospital 520 Rose Lane Wickenburg, AZ 85390. For further information, contact Barbara Cleveland of Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago at 312-787-4570. Local arrangements under the direction of Wickenburg Funeral Home & Crematory.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
May 13, 2009, p. B4
HAROLD B. JOHNSON was born May 28, 1917 and died April 26, 2009. Two years after the passing of Dorothy, his wife of 60 years, H.B. found the time right to join her once again. He was ready, not afraid, and very much at peace. In passing, he is survived by sons Bruce and Davis (Doug), grandchildren Alyssa and Nathan, and sister JoAnn Bittner. The larger family, however, was all the people along the way who came to know this man. Old friends, new friends, family, acquaintances - how much he valued you. At 92, there are many memories. His early years in Steamboat Rock, Iowa, came to an end with World War II. The Army found a bright young man inside a boy who didn�t know he was a bright young man. From various camps H.B. ended up in India as a chief clerk for the Army Pictorial Service. The war ended and H.B. returned to Iowa and found himself in love with a young woman from Cedar Rapids - Dorothy Eley. A small grocery store in Manson, a marriage, two children, a dog - life was good. In 1961, however, he packed up the �59 Chevy and headed to warmer weather in Kingman, Ariz. He opened an Imperial 400 Motel. Later, having sold this, he owned Consolidated Distributors, then sold real estate at Flying K Real Estate, and then opened H.B. Johnson Real Estate. After retiring in 1993, Dorothy and H.B. relocated to Wickenburg and there remained until April 26. Between the church and the community, H.B. was always willing and involved - the list is long. (He is still known for his buttermilk pancakes, coleslaw, candy at Christmas, and most recently sugar cookies and cinnamon rolls.) We will miss this simple man who loved to do for others - and did. With a quick humor and quite often a story to tell, he found many friends along the way. He was a good, honest man. His family wishes that if you desire to contribute in memorial, please do so in your own way to someone in need. Services will be held at a later date to accommodate friends and family who cannot join together at this time.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
Nov 12, 2008
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, MARGUERITE "DEET" JOHNSON of Congress. She was an Arizona native, born in Globe on January 18, 1919, and leaving us on Oct. 28 in Prescott. She led a long, happy life - loving life, her books, her family, her friends and her skittish cat Goldie. Her life revolved around giving to others, whether it be to her children, her family, her friends, or just someone whose path crossed hers and needed her encouragement, a good ear to listen to their troubles, or a place to hang their hat. Once, several years ago, she and Dad took in a young man who was riding his horse from the state of Washington to the Mexican border and needed a rest stop. They were in communication for years after that. She loved to travel and did see a lot of the world, visiting China, Russia, Scandinavia, even Africa, and most of the United States. She was an accomplished oil painter, expert quilter, and seamstress. She was active in her church and was an avid reader. Her last months were spent in and out of the hospital, but when she was at home she delighted in sitting in her garden reading and visiting with whoever came by to see her. Her garden was lovingly kept up by a special family friend Marguerite is survived by her daughters Judith Davis (son-in-law Kenneth), Sharon Storm, and Rebecca Kaercher, and grandchildren Jillian and Ben, and many family members. She is resting with God now and we know that she is happy. We miss her and love her. In lieu of flowers to remember her, plant a tree or a rose in her honor. Donations can be made to Hospice Family Care, 100 E. Shelton, Suite 100, Prescott, AZ 86301. Arrangements are by David�s Desert Chapel Funeral Home of Wickenburg.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, Arizona
April 18, 2005
Visitation for Mr. ODIE LEE JOHNSON was held last Friday (April 8) at the Frey-Wickenburg Funeral Home. Mr. Johnson passed away in his home April 4. He was born in Placid, Texas, April 21, 1921 to Quay and Florence (Haywood) Johnson. He was known to his friends as Lee. Lee was a graduate of Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. There he met his wife of 56 years, Juanita Gene ROBINSON. Through his adult life, he worked at General Dynamics in both San Diego and Pomona, Calif. He left General Dynamics to pursue his love of automobiles and all things mechanical. He was self-employed in these fields. He brought his family to Prescott, Ariz., in 1966 where he resided until his retiring to Wickenburg in 1997. Although he had numerous and varied interests, his love for the universe prompted him to design and build telescopes, which he coupled with his interest in photography, to take pictures of nature's wonders such as comets and constellations. Lee is survived by his wife Juanita Gene Johnson of Wickenburg; daughter Stephanie Hickman; son James (Pam) Johnson; grandsons James, Samuel and Jacob. His living siblings are Curtis (Wanda) Johnson of Del City, Okla., Lela Anderson, Maggie Hammock and Clarence (Wilma) Johnson of Abilene, Texas. His humor and intellect will be missed by all who knew and loved him. But most of all, he leaves a void in the lives of his loving family, who were his life.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
July 23, 2008 p. A1
R.H. JOHNSON, longtime president of Del E. Webb Foundation that contributed to many Wickenburg projects, passed away at home Tuesday morning (July 22) with wife Marjorie at his side. Johnson began working for Del E. Webb in 1935, whom he met while taking notes at an Arizona Contractors meeting, and rose in the company to eventually be second in command under Webb and president of the company. Johnson retired recently from active management of the Del E. Webb Foundation. A memorial service and celebration of Johnson�s life will be held Wednesday, July 30 at 10 a.m. at the Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Wickenburg Community Hospital and Hospice of the Valley. More details of R.H.�s life and a full obituary will appear in next week�s edition.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
July 30, 2008
R.H. JOHNSON passed away July 22 at the age of 92 at his home in Wickenburg with wife Marjorie at his side. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday, July 30) at the Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts (1090 S. Vulture Mine Road) in Wickenburg. ROBERT HOWARD JOHNSON, an Arizona native, was born February 26, 1916 at the family home located at 1904 E. Tempe Road (now Van Buren Road) to his mother Bessie HORNBECK JOHNSON and father Alfred JOHNSON. His father was employed by Phoenix Trunk Factory on West Washington where he manufactured trunks that were strapped on the rear of automobiles of the period. His mother worked at the Boston Store in Tempe. Johnson attended Monroe and Longfellow schools and graduated from Phoenix Union High School in 1933. He couldn't afford college, but he put himself through business school, the Great Western Business College in the Heard Building, and he swept the floors each night for tuition. He learned short hand and mastered typing at 120 words per minute. While attending business school, Johnson worked for the Association of General Contractors in a secretarial job, commuting to work on foot each morning at 5 a.m. In 1935, Del Webb came by the AGC offices looking for a timekeeper for his six-man office. At the age of 19 Johnson got the nod and began his career with the Del E. Webb Construction Co. at $75 per month on a dormitory construction project at Northern Arizona University. Johnson believed in hard work, and Webb was quickly aware of R.H.'s attention to detail and work ethic. Webb became his friend and mentor. By 1967 Webb had selected Johnson to be the president of the company. Then the Webb firm had grown to be active in 34 states from Hawaii to New York. The corporation's lifelines were leisure, real estate and construction, including properties like La Posada, Mountain Shadows, the Sahara Hotel in Nevada, veteran's hospitals across the United States and the Sun City development. Prior to Webb's death in 1974 he named Johnson chairman and chief executive officer of the Del Webb Corporation at the age of 56. After a long successful career with the Webb Corporation, in 1981 Johnson retired from the corporate world and immediately took on the role as president of the Del E. Webb Foundation, a non-profit private foundation organized to promote charitable work, with emphasis, but not limited to the field of health and medical research. The Foundation was a result of Webb's personal generosity. Johnson championed sizable grants with naming opportunities honoring Webb and benefiting residents of Arizona, California and Nevada. Respectful of the work done by the Foundation in the health care field and other areas, Johnson was personally proud of the Foundations' support of the Del E. Webb School of Construction at Arizona State University and the Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts in Wickenburg. R.H. retired from the Foundation in November of 2007. Over his lifetime Johnson received many awards and accolades but was most humbled by the two honorary doctorate degrees bestowed upon him by Arizona State University in Tempe and Loma Linda University and Medical Center in California. Because he was so involved in the development, health care and economic vitality of the West Valley, he was also moved when honored by WESTMARC/SRP with a Best of the West Leadership Award and when named Man of the Year with the Henry Award from the Town of Wickenburg. R.H. Johnson enjoyed golf (12 handicap) and played for 26 years in the Bob Hope Desert Classic. In 1973 Johnson won the Classic with partner Arnold Palmer. He was an outstanding gardener and spent every spare moment working outside; everything he planted grew. Mr. Johnson was a quiet, generous man and he leaves behind his own legacy; The R. H. Johnson Foundation, a non-profit organization formed to support specific projects in the Wickenburg area; the place he came to call home. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Lawrence, first wife Ellamae "Mazie" DOUGLAS and daughter Susan HAUCK. He is survived by wife Marjorie and son Lawrence. In lieu of flowers; the family requests that donation be made to Hospice of the Valley, the Wickenburg Community Hospital or the Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts. Arrangements entrusted to David's Desert Chapel 928-684-0710.

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The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
Feb. 27, 2009 p. A10
RAYMOND H. JOHNSON, a longtime resident of West Park in Wickenburg, died of a heart attack at his home Monday morning (Feb. 25). Ray and his longtime companion Leona Mayer had been coming to Arizona for the winters since 1991. Raymond Johnson was born Jan. 13, 1921 at the Johnson family homestead in Heglar, Idaho, to Marie Goudschaal and Barnett Johnson. He grew up farming with horses and taking care of cattle. He rode his horse to school and got his formal education in a one-room schoolhouse with one teacher for all eight grades. Raymond took infantry basic training at Camp Roberts, Calif., and served with the 163rd Infantry of the 41st Division in the Pacific in World War II. After the occupation, he served with the 10th Chemical Division in Japan. Returning home, he farmed with his brother Bud Johnson for two years. Ray married Wilma Edella Dalton on Dec. 11, 1949 in Long Beach, Calif. Ray and Wilma had five children - Donald F. Johnson of Burley, Idaho; Rebecca Peltz of Lenore, Idaho; Elizabeth Johnson, Patricia Malecha, and Diane Fejes of Anchorage, Alaska. Ray and Wilma spent their married life farming and raising cattle in the Heglar/Malta area of southern Idaho. After retiring, they traveled to Hawaii, Alaska, New Zealand, and Australia. As he got older, Ray particularly enjoyed his time in Arizona with Leona, Earl, Jean and the West Park community. Ray had been a member of the Idaho Farm Bureau, East Cassia Soil Conservation District, Idaho Wheat Growers, and the Burley Presbyterian Church. Ray was preceded in death by his wife Wilma, parents, and three sisters. Surviving are brothers Earl E. Johnson of Wickenburg (Jean, Cindy, Judy, Ginger, and Neal, Chuck Johnson, and Bud Johnson of Burley, Idaho, and sister Eva Marie Johnson of San Diego, Calif. Contact David�s Desert Chapel (684-0710) for memorial service information. Arrangements are entrusted to David�s Desert Chapel Funeral Home of Wickenburg.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
Feb. 20, 2008, p. A8
On Monday, Feb. 11, I lost my wonderful Walter. He was 93. He had many problems along the way, but his strong heart refused to falter. There were three things he said he missed the most: First, his music; and museum hours were always good. The third was golfing with his many friends whenever they possibly could. He wanted so badly just to finally sleep and, at last, his wish came through. I had him for more than 66 years. He�ll always be near, whatever I do. Celebration of his life will be Friday (Feb. 22) at 1 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Wickenburg. In lieu of flowers, if you wish to give, the museum is our choice No. 1. Walter was born Aug. 12, 1914 in Milwaukee, Wis. He spent several years growing up in the country, developing his love of animals and farming. Survivors - besides myself, his wife Bonnie - include a son, Dr. Ronald of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; a daughter, Joanna, and her husband Steve Cottrell of Springfield, Ill.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A daughter, Wendy, preceded him in 1997. David�s Desert Chapel Funeral Home in Wickenburg handled the arrangements.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
Nov 28, 2001, p. A16
W. O. (WALLY) JOHNSON of Wickenburg died Nov. 18, 2001 at Sun City West Hospice in Arizona. He was 74. Mr. Johnson was born in Lansford, N. D. on Feb. 2, 1927. He graduated from South Gate High School in South gate, Calif. He became a member of the Elks Lodge on Sept. 10, 1959 in Garden Grove, Calif. Mr. Johnson served in the U. S. Navy during World War II. He then worked as a general contractor in the construction industry and moved to Wickenburg in 1995 from Escondido, Calif. He was an avid golfer. He is survived by his wife, Nancy John of Wickenburg three daughters; sister Meredith Martin; brother Dick Johnson; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents W.O. (Doc) and Muriel Johnson. A memorial service will be held Saturday (Dec. 1) at 4 p.m. at the Wickenburg Elks Lodge, BPOE 2160 122 N. Frontier St. in Wickenburg. Contributions may be made in Mr. Johnson�s name to Sun Health Hospice, Sun City West Unit, 21739 N. 151 st Ave., Sun City West, AZ 85375. Arrangements were handled by Frey funeral Home and Cremation Service in Wickenburg.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
July 23, 2008, p. A7
WILLIAM �BILL� HENRY JOHNSON, 74, died peacefully at Banner Estrella Hospital in Glendale, Ariz., of natural causes. He leaves behind his loving family, including Joanne Hurley Johnson, his wife and soul mate of 52 years; his son Bill Johnson Jr. of Scottsdale, Ariz., and wife Ellen and son William III; his son Jerry of Peoria, Ariz., and wife Debbie and son Ryan; his son Don of Winter Haven, Fla., and wife Debbie, their children Christy, Matt and Kyle; his son John David of Wickenburg, Ariz., and wife Sherri, their children Wendell and Caitlyn; and his daughter Marcee of Surprise, Ariz., and husband Mike Pejka and their children Hope and Amy; as well as many close relatives in Virginia and Florida. Bill, an only child, born to Hubby and Viola JOHNSON on the coast of Virginia, proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War before graduating with outstanding senior honors from Florida State University in 1959. Having been a successful coach at Port Charlotte High School in Punta Gorda, Florida., he found his true calling in 1965 as a State Farm Insurance agent in West Palm Beach, Florida. His career with State Farm was absolutely impressive, having retired in the Phoenix, Ariz., area in 1996 as a State Farm Regional Vice President. It was Bill�s love for his family and friends that made him the hero and mentor to so many. His positive attitude and uplifting outlook on life of no complaining, no excuses, no blaming, and no self-destructive thoughts or behavior built confidence, humility and respect in everyone he touched. Bill will be missed dearly by his wife, five children, nine grandchildren and hundreds of close friends all across the country. But most of all, he will be remembered for leaving the world, and so many lives, better than they were because he was a part of it. We love you. A visitation was held on July 7 at Heritage Funeral Chapel, 6830 W. Thunderbird Rd. The funeral service was held on Tuesday, July 8, also at Heritage Funeral Chapel. Interment followed at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, Arizona
September 11, 1996
JEROME JOLICOEUR of Wickenburg died Sept.29 in Phoenix. He was 71. Mr. Jolicoeur was born May 2, 1928 in Iron Mountain, Mich. He had lived in Arizona for the past 30 years. Mr. JOLICOEUR was a painting contractor in Arizona for many years. His hobbies included woodworking. He was a member of the American Legion Post 12 in Wickenburg. Survivors include his wife Shirley of Wickenburg; twin sister Jean BAKER of Wickenburg; and sister Rita MALM of Norway, Mich. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, and one sister. Private funeral services were held. Brown's Wickenburg Funeral Home, Inc. handled all the arrangements;

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
June 30, 2004, p. A12
GRACE M. JONAS, 95, passed away on June 22, 2004 in Wickenburg. She had resided at My Father's Retirement Ranch for the past six years. Grace was born in Outlook, Wash., on July 14, 1908. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee H. Jonas, in August 1992. She is survived by her daughter, Sharon Friesz of Wickenburg; grandson, Tracy Friesz of West Richland, Wash.; granddaughter, Kim Ruiz, of Yelm, Wash.; and a great-grandson, Tyler Bass, and great-granddaughter, Danielle Humphries, of Yelm, Wash. Graveside services will be held Aug. 21 in Yakima, Wash.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
June 8, 2005, p. A11
JOSEPH B. JONES, "Joe the Barber" made his transition June 1, 2005. He was born January 5, 1927 in Alton, Ill. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. Joe came to Wickenburg in 1962 and operated "Joe's Barber Shop" for 27 years, retiring in 1987. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 12 in Wickenburg and a member of the Spiritual Enrichment Center in Peoria, Ariz. He leaves his wife Edith of 33 years; daughter Susan and spouse; one granddaughter and two grandsons; sons Michael and Joseph; special daughter Gloria Gerry; sisters Betty, Lois, Gerry and spouses; and many friends and relatives. No services will be held, and the family suggests memorial contributions be made in Joe's memory to the Spiritual Enrichment Center, 9745 W. Peoria Ave., Peoria, AZ 85345. Frey-Wickenburg Funeral Home and Cremation Service handled the arrangements.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
June 27, 2001
MYRTLE I. JONES of Wickenburg, died June 5 in Phoenix. She was 98. Mrs. Jones was born Oct. 16, 1902 in York, Pa. She had lived in Wickenburg for the past 11 years. Survivors include her daughter, Katherine Jones Shiffer of Morristown; grandchildren Stephen Shiffer of Freeport, Ill., Barry Shiffer of Phoenix, and Gerald Bay of Baltimore, Maryland; and numerous great-grandchildren. Services have been held.

July 24, 1936 p. 1
The many Wickenburg friends and acquaintances of RALPH JONES assistant superintendent of the Albuquerque division of the Santa Fe were shocked this week by the news of his death Wednesday afternoon in a Los Angeles hospital, where he had gone for treatment of a stomach ailment. He had passed through Wickenburg only a few days before. Mrs. Jones' duties gave him supervision of the Santa Fe lines between Ash Fork and Phoenix, including the Parker division and the Jerome branch. He had occupied the position since 1924, following a long series of promotions of the road's service. He began as a rodman. Mr. Jones was 48 years old. His wife and two sons, Ralph Jr., 19, and James, 14, survive. Their home is in Phoenix. Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon in Los Angeles, and burial was to take place in San Francisco.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
June 13, 2001 p. A16
ROBERT F. "BOB" JONES of Wickenburg, died at Alterra Clairbridge Care Center in Sun City West on Friday morning, June 8. He was 85. The son of Myron and Jean Marie (MacKechnie) Jones, he was born June 6, 1916 in San Francisco, Calif. Bob grew up in San Diego and joined the United States Marines while in high school. After serving in China and returning home, he joined the United States Army and ultimately settled in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was wounded during the attack on Pearl Harbor and was commissioned as a lieutenant. He saw action at Guadacanal during World War II, and later in Korea. Upon retirement from the Army with the rank of major, he settled in Albuquerque, N.M. He was elected to the New Mexico State Senate in 1966. After moving to Gallup, N.M., he served as a liaison between the Legislature and the governor. Bob and his wife were longtime Taco Bell franchisees and also owned a Baskins-Robbins franchise. They moved to Wickenburg in 1981. Bob served on the Wickenburg Economic Development Advisory Commission, and was a member of St. Alban Episcopal Church, the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce, and the Los Caballeros Golf Club. He was a member of the Retired Officers Association and of Wickenburg Elks Lodge No. 2160. Bob married Margaret Hill on May 28, 1949 at Ft. Lewis, Tacoma, Wash. She survives him with four daughters; Marilyn (Mike) Donathan of Farmington, N.M., Janet (Bud) Jenkins of Peoria, Ill., Barbara Nelson of Gallup, N.M., and Nancy (Pat) Cota of Albuquerque, N.M. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Cremation has been accorded. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to R&R Respite Care, 580 S. Mariposa Drive, Wickenburg, Ariz. 85390. Frey Funeral Home and Cremation Services was in charge of all arrangements.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
Feb. 7, 2001, p. A18
VERNELL JOHNSON JONES of Phoenix, died Feb. 4. She was 87. Mrs. Jones was born in Tucson on Feb. 19, 1913 and lived most of her life in Arizona. She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Glenn A. Jones, a native Arizona community leader and businessman, and the owner of Jones Ford in Wickenburg. Survivors include her sons, Thomas G. Jones and Ronald L. Jones, and daughter, Glenna Shapiro, all of the Phoenix Valley, and daughters Vernadeen Vetterli of Provo, Utah, and Marva Stowell of Glendora Calif. She also leaves her sons and daughters in law, Dr. Lawrence J. Shapiro, Gregg N. Stowell, Kathy Sassar Jones and Gwen Doyle Jones; 18 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Other surviving family members include her sisters and brother Beth Essley, Beulah Langford and Louise Harris, all of Mesa, and Clifford Johnson of Missouri. She was preceded in death by a son-in-law, R. Richard Vetterli, Sister Marva Johnson, and brothers L.R. Johnson and Francis "Bud" Johnson. Services will be held Friday, Feb. 9 at the Biltmore LDS Ward, 1835 Missouri Ave., Phoenix, at 10:30 a.m.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
July 6, 1956, p. 1
Masons Conducted W. M. JONES Rites
Local Masons conducted graveside rites at 5 o'clock last Saturday afternoon in Wickenburg Cemetery for WILLIAM MARTIN (CASEY) JONES who died in a Phoenix hospital June 27. Mr. Jones, 64 years old, was born in Missouri and came to Arizona in 1936. He lived in Morristown and Wittmann before moving to Wickenburg. He had been in ill health for number of years. Mrs. Carrie JONES, the widow, is the only survivor.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
March 7, 2001, p. A20
CATHERINE JOAN JORDAN (aka "Katie" and "Grandma Rose") died Feb. 19 in Sun City West. She was 76. Mrs. Jordan was born Nov. 23, 1924 in Brookings, S.D. She had lived in Arizona for the past two years. Catherine lived in Montclair, Calif.; Blythe, Calif.; and Wickenburg. She was a homemaker and a waitress at Espios Restaurant. She was very dedicated to her family. Survivors include her daughter, Gail Jordan of Grand Terrace, Calif.; three sons, Fred Rose and his wife Paula of Wickenburg, James Jordan and his wife Barbara Lee of Boise, Idaho, and Robert Jordan of Medford, Ore; grandchildren Todd, Mark, Kenny, Joe, Amy and Larry Rose, and Michael, Steven and Jennifer Jordan, who were her great joy; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Hubert Rose, in 1945; and her second husband, Gale Dallas Jordan, in 1990; her parents, Harriett and Clifford Ringle; and a brother, Elliot Ringle. Services have been held in Riverside, Calif. Donations in Mrs. Jordan's name can be made to R&R Retreat, 450 Rose Lane, Wickenburg, Ariz. 85390; or Interfaith Services, Inc., 14495 R.H. Johnson Blvd., Sun City, Ariz. 85375. All local arrangements were by Frey Funeral Home.

The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
June 29, 2005, p. B12
CHARLES "HAM" HAMILTON JUDY, formerly of Wickenburg, passed away on June 21, 2005 in Prescott Valley at the age of 93. He was born Dec. 6, 1911 in Atlanta, Ill. He is survived by daughters Jean Reese and Sharon Ball and three grandchildren. Graveside service was held June 27 at Genung Cemetery in Peeples Valley. Arrangements were handled by Frey-Wickenburg Funeral Home.

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