9/21/2001

Michael E. Miles

Micahel E. Miles died Tuesday. He was 40.

A Camp Verde resident, Mr. Miles was born June 21, 1961, in Anaheim, Calif. He worked as a nurse.

He is survived by his parents Rev. William and Jean Miles; four sisters, Judy Shimel, Billie Jean Baugher, Blaine Garside and Lola Todacheenie; a brother, William D. Miles and 22 nieces and nephews.

Private services were held.

Hepler Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Peter H. Stahl

Peter H. Stahl died Aug. 28. He was 58.

A Camp Verde resident, Mr. Stahl was born Oct. 11, 1942 in Germany. He worked as a gaming inspector for Cliff Castle Casino.

Mr. Stahl was a husband, father, grandfather and friend whose friendship and counseling touched the lives of all his friends. He will be sorely missed by all that were fortunate enough to know him.

Mr. Stahl is survived by his wife, Kathy, of Camp Verde; three daughters – Terri Hernandez and Becky Schad of Phoenix and Candice Stahl of Camp Verde; two sons – Herb Stahl of Blair, Neb. and Jason Stahl of Camp Verde; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Private services were held Aug. 31.

Hepler Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

George D. Watson

George D. Watson died Tuesday In Sedona. He was 87.

Born May 17, 1914 in Schaller, Iowa, Mr. Watson was a lifetime member of the Presbyterian Church. He farmed in Iowa until 1960 when he moved his family to Phoenix and was employed by Sperry Flight Systems until his retirement in 1976.

While in Iowa, Mr. Watson was a township trustee, served on the county soil conservation committee, was a candidate for county supervisor and, at the time of his death he was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge and teh Order of the Eastern Star.

Mr. Watson was preceded in death by a brother, John, and a sister, Marjorie, and two grandsons, Troy Chapman and Gerald Thomas Watson II.

Mr. Watson is survived by his wife of 63 years, Genevieve Denman Watson; four children – Gerald Watson of Camp Verde, Joelle Chapman of Tempe, Susan Hawkins of Sedona and Lucinda (Cindy) Schoppman of Chandler; one sister, Elizabeth McIntosh of Sac City, Iowa; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and many relatives.

A gathering will be held Sunday, Sept. 23 at the Watson home in Sedona from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Graveside services will be held at a later date in Iowa.

Eleanor Heinle

Eleanor Heinle died Monday in Phoenix. She was 84.

Born August 25, 1917 in Cornville as Eleanor Lay, Mrs. Heinle had been living in Casa Grande in the years prior to her death. She was a homemaker.

A skilled seamstress who made draperies. Mrs. Heinle was a descendant of Arizona pioneer familes. The Loys arrived in Arizona in 1876 and the Lays in 1892. She graduated from Clarkdale High School in 1935 and married the late Loren Heinle March 25, 1939. Mr. Heinle died in 1997.

Mrs. Heinle is survived by three daughters – Eleanor Grace Andrade of Denver, Mary Evelyn Davis of Tempe and Marjorie Lorraine Petry of Arizona City; three sons – Lewis Albert Heinle of Casa Grande, William Joseph Heinle of Casa Grande and Loren Eugene Heinle of Cherry Hill, NJ; a brother, Walter Lay of Cottonwood and two sisters – Alice Reed of Glendale and Betty Radetich of Redwood City, Calif.

Memorial services are scheduled for today at Simes Morturary in Casa Grande with Rev. Rick Lehmberg officiating.

Rolf Sorenson

Rolf Sorenson died Saturday, Sept. 15 at his h9m e in Lake Montezuma. He was 88.

Born March 8, 1913 in Des Moines, Iowa, Mr. Sorenson lived there until 1952 when he and his family moved to Los Angeles.

Mr. Sorenson served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific Ocean. He worked 10 years at the Chaddock Boys School in Quincy, Ill. As a houseparent and counselor for troubled boys. He was then ordained as a Lutheran missionary and traveled to Liberia, West Africa where he served for three years. Returning to Southern California, Mr. Sorenson counselled in a youth prison program. In 1990, Mr. Sorenson was honored by the mayor of Los Angeles for his lifetime achievements as "Outstanding Senior Citizen of the Year."

Mr. Sorenson spent the last ten years of his life residing in Lake Montezuma with Lois, his wife of 62 years where they were both members of the Beaver Creek Baptist Church.

Mr. Sorenson is survicved by his wife, Lois McGlothlen Sorenson; a daughter, Magaret Cristall of Sedona; a son, Rolf Ward Sorenson of El Segundo, Calif.; a brother, Harold Sorenson of Long Beach, Calif.; and two grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Beaver Creek Baptist Church.

Donations may be made to Rainbow Acres Ranch for Mentally and Physically Challenged Adults, P.O. Box 1326, Camp Verde, AZ 86322.

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