Dorothy O. Keeton
Dorothy Olene (Spoonhour) Keeton, 80, formerly of Miami, Okla., and currently residing in Williamsport, Ind., died in the Woodland Manor Nursing Center, Attica, Ind., on Friday, Aug/ 19, 2005, at 9:25 a.m.
Dorothy was born in Miami, Okla., on July 5, 1925. She was the daughter of the late Olin Henry and Thelma Bernice Branson Spoonhour. She was raised in Miami, Okla., graduating from Miami High School. She received her associate degree from Northeast Oklahoma A & M in music.
On Dec, 22, 1946, Dorothy married John Richard Keeton in Miami, Okla. He preceded her in death on April 20, 1991.
Dorothy moved to California in 1951 and lived there until moving to Cottonwood in 1980. From 1997 until 2001 she lived in Hutchinson, Kans., until moving to Williamsport in 2001.
Dorothy was a homemaker. During World War II she worked in the civil service department as a Teletype operator at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio.
She was a member of the Hickman Heights Christian Church. While living in Cottonwood, she served as president of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE).
Surviving is a daughter, Dorothy (husband Paul) McKowen, Lafayette, Ind.; a son, Pastor David (wife Barbara) Keeton, Williamsport, Ind.; a brother, Thomas (wife Shelba) Spoonhour, Clearwater, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Phyllis Keeton Comstock, Tehachapi, Calif.; five grandchildren, Jeni (husband Matt) Goodrich, Alexandria, Va.; Richard James (wife Katie) McKowen, League City, Texas; Rachel Keeton, Sterling, Va.; Mark David McKowen, Indianapolis, Ind.; Teresa (husband Jason) Moyer, Columbus, Ind.; four great-grandchildren, Aaron, Sam, Tim and Micah Moyer. Dorothy was preceded in death by an infant sister, Betty Lee Spoonhour.
A gathering of family and friends will be held in the Hickman Heights Church, Rural Williamsport for the memorial service on Friday, Aug. 26, at 6p.m. with Pastor David Keeton officiating.
Memorial contributions in Mrs. Keeton's memory may be made to Hickman Heights Christian Church; Serenity Hospice; The Arthritis Foundation, or the Woodland Manor Nursing Center.
Kaleb J. Doungeva
Kaleb Joseph Doungeva, 3, of Camp Verde, died Aug. 20, 2005. He was born in Cottonwood on April 5, 2002.
Kaleb lived life to the fullest. He was a very happy little boy. He loved his family so much and they all loved him the same. He will be missed dearly.
Kaleb is survived by parents, Renee James and Francisco Doungeva; sisters Riana James, Katie Randall and Hanah Smith; brother Andrew James and grandmother Vera James.
A wake will be Friday, Aug. 26 from 4 until 6 p.m. at the Rock Church on the Yavapai-Apache Reservation. Services will be Saturday, Aug. 27 at 10 a.m. at the Rock Church with burial at Yavapai-Apache Nation Reservation Cemetery, Camp Verde.
Arrangements were made by Hepler Funeral Home, Camp Verde.
Louisa Lou Honwytewa
Louisa Lou Honwytewa, 27, of Camp Verde, died Aug. 21, 2005. She was born May 15, 1978, in Cottonwood, and worked as an administrative assistant for the Yavapai-Apache Housing Office.
She is survived by daughter Shayna Lou Honwytewa, 9; sons Deion Luis Honwytewa, 7, and Ablayzion Datsi Honwytewa, 5; parents Mary Lou Honwytewa and Justin A. Smith; sister Fawn R. Honwytewa; nieces Noelani, Kae, Mary Stanely; nephew Daniel R. Stanley and many more.
A wake was held Aug. 23 and funeral service was Aug. 24 at the Verde House of Prayer on the Yavapai-Apache Nation Reservation.
Arrangements were provided by Hepler Funeral Home, Camp Verde.
Martha L. Fulghum
Martha Lou Fulghum, 77, died Aug. 18, 2005, at 8 a.m. She died at home with her beloved husband and daughter and son-in-law and her devoted dog Hobo by her side.
Martha was born in Clarkdale on November 8, 1927, to Quay Rice and Iona Bell Suddeth. She was a lifelong resident of Arizona.
After high school during the war, her first job was as a secretary at the Navajo Ordinance Depot in Belmont. She worked there with her mom, her sister Sybil and her sister-in-law Jewel. She later moved briefly to Phoenix and then to Kingman, where she worked as a secretary in the police department. Martha spent many years working as a church secretary at the Cottonwood Assembly of God Church.
On March 13, 1947, she married the love of her life, J.C. Fulghum in Prescott, shortly after his discharge from the Army. They made their home in Flagstaff, where three of their four children were born, Quay Ann, JayLynne and Syble Marie. In 1960 the family moved to Cottonwood, where their son Jay Alvin was born. J.C. and Martha remained in Cottonwood until 17 days ago when they moved to Wenatchee, Wash., on Aug. 5, to live with their son-in-law and daughter Chris and JayLynne Kimball.
J.C. and Martha have four grand children and two great-grandchildren.
Martha was a wonderful loving wife and mother. She spent her life praying for and caring for her husband and family. Her granddaughter Ashley Fulghum grew up right next door to her grandma and grandpa, so in many ways she grew up as their own child. For the last couple of years J.C. and Martha added one more person to their care, Courtney Bishop. Her mother died tragically and she had no place to call home, so they provided a home for her.
Martha is survived by her devoted husband, J.C. Fulghum; her sister, Sybil Myers of Cottonwood; her daughters and sons-in-law, Quay Ann and Lee Trammell of McAlester, Okla., JayLynne and Chris Kimball of Wenatchee, Wash., Sybil Killinger of Corning, Calif., and her son Jay Alvin Fulgham of Cottonwood; their grandchildren, Julie Ann Cockburn of Sun River, Ore., Andrew Jay Killinger of Redbluff, Calif., Adam James Killinger of Temecula, Calif., Ashley Fulghum of Cottonwood; their great-grandchildren Shanon Rose and Brendon Killinger of Redbluff, Calif. There are also many nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are under the care of Betts Funeral Service in Wenatchee, Wash.
Robert L. Lockhart
Robert Lewis Lockhart, 89, of Cottonwood died July 25, 2005. He was born May 30, 1916, in Saint John, Wash. Mr. Lockhart retired from working in Heating and Air Maintenance.
He is survived by wife, Rose Mary Lockhart, Cottonwood; son, Dennis Lockhart, Camp Verde; sister Teresa Black, Washington; grandchildren Jennifer and Scott Lockhart and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Saturday, August 27, 2005. Please call for location 928-301-9151.
Arrangements made by Hepler Funeral Home, Camp Verde.