9/19/2001

Inez Lee

Former Verde Valley resident Inez Lee died Sept. 16 in Casa Grande.

Mrs. Lee was born in Wasco, Calif. March 3, 1916 to Floyd E. and Myrtle M. (Woodard) Lockhart.

She attended school in Cottonwood and graduated from Clarkdale High School in 1934. In 1945 Mrs. Lee returned to the Verde Valley and lived in Jerome and Cottonwood. In 1999 she moved to Casa Grande to be closer to family.

Mrs. Lee was a past worthy matron of the diamond chapter of Eastern Star Diamond Chapter #7 in Arizona. She was a current member of Golden Rule Chapter #1 in Prescott and a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Prescott.

Survivors include her daughter, Cathy Lawson of Casa Grande; four grandchildren, Jack Lawson Jr. of Casa Grande, Roger Lawson of Queen Creek, Doris Walker of Mesa and Marilyn McConnell of California; two brothers, Irvin and Fayne Lockhart of California; a sister, Gladys McKean of California and ten grandchildren.

Her husband, Edgar E. Lee and a grandson, Robert Lawson, preceded Mrs. Lee in death.

Although no memorial services are scheduled, Mrs. Lee will be buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Prescott.

C. Carole Shaw Jones

Memorial services have been held for Camp Verde resident C. Carole Shaw Jones.

Mrs. Jones died Sept. 11.

She was born Oct. 8, 1941 in St. Louis.

Mrs. Jones died at the age of 59.

She was a member of the Spoken Word Tabernacle Church in Camp Verde.

Survivors include one daughter, Shelly Fullbright of Camp Verde; a son, Kevin Fullbright of Camp Verde; three sisters, Deanie, Shirley and Celeste and three grandchildren, Cherise, Jasmine and Jesse.

Albert "Polly" Hoops

Funeral and burial services were held in Winslow for Polly Hoops of Cottonwood.

Mrs. Hoops died Sept. 12.

She was born Aug. 13, 1917 in Withville, Va.

After working at Rien Aircraft in San Diego, Calif. She moved to Winslow where she resided for several years before relocating to Cottonwood.

Mrs. Hoops spent countless hours of good deeds and hard work at the Elks Lodge in Winslow where any friends remember her with loving and humorous thoughts.

Survivors include her husband Bob Hoops of Cottonwood; a sister, Bettie S. Harlan of Pennsylvania; a sister, Eva Snavely of Virginia; numerous nieces and nephews and many loving friends.

Frances V. Snyder

A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Westcott Funeral Home in Cottonwood for Sedona resident Frances V. Snyder.

Mrs. Snyder died Sept. 14.

She was born Feb. 3, 1912 in Union City, Pa.

She worked for the Blair family of Warren Pennsylvania as a maid and cook before moving to California and marrying Eugene "Bud" Snyder. The couple worked with Ralph Singleton in his electronic repair business for 20 years in Los Angeles before moving to Sedona in 1982.

Mrs. Snyder was an honorary member of the Camp Verde Lions Club and helped organize the organization's former Lioness Club of the Sedona/Oak Creek Lions Club. She was a member of several Arizona and National RV clubs and traveled the United States and many parts of Canada.

Her husband, Bud Snyder, predeceased Mrs. Snyder.

Survivors include her devoted companion, Ralph Singleton and a sister, Florence Wills of Pennsylvania.

Memorial donations may be made to a favorite charity.

J. W. Stewart

Longtime Verde Valley resident and World War II veteran J.W. Stewart of Cottonwood died Sept. 14.

He was 82 years old.

Mr. Steward was born in Waynette, Okla. May 24, 1919.

He served in the United States Army during World War II and later worked as a heavy equipment operator. Mr. Stewart was a member of the Yavapai County Sheriff's Posse. He enjoyed roping and rodeo and for many years competed in local events.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Ruth C. Stewart; a son, Melvin Stewart of Cornville; a daughter, Norma Lea Matley of Cottonwood; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

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