Obituaries 5-18-2005

Larry Z. Hammar

Larry Z. Hammar, 66, of Camp Verde died May 10, 2005. He was born in Burrton, Kan., on July 26, 1938. Larry was a truck driver retired, served in the U. S. Army and was a member of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by wife Shirley; daughters Sharry, Janice, Leane, Connie and Debbie; mother Alice Hammar; sister Ardith and Arthella; brothers Kenneth and Terry; nine grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service is planned for 10 a.m., Saturday, May 21, at Hepler Funeral Home Chapel, 143 Arnold St., Camp Verde.

Monique Yvonne Poissant

Monique Yvonne Poissant, 76, of Chandler, died May 11, 2005. She came to Cottonwood to be cared for by her daughter.

Born April 13, 1929, in Paris, France, she grew up in France and was there when Hitler invaded. When she was a little girl she once found a hand grenade in her pocket, which never exploded.

Poissant was a pre-school teacher for 25 years in Chandler. A lover of art, she also enjoyed gardening and flowers, traveling and her beloved poodles.

Her husband of 44 years, Maurice Roch Poissant, preceded her in death.

She is survived by Maurice M. Poissant, of Maricopa; two daughters, Cathy Mannix, of Cottonwood, and Caroline Wendelschlafer, of Queen Creek; one sister, Marie-France Muller, of Robelles, France; and six grandchildren.

A graveside service was May 17 in the Valley of the Sun Memorial Park in Chandler.

Westcott Funeral Home directedarrangements.

Betty Jeanne Wabeke

Betty Jeanne Wabeke, 82, of Owatonna, died Saturday, May 14, 2005, at Cedarview Nursing Home in Owatonna, Minn.

She was born Aug. 1, 1922, in Minneapolis, the daughter of John and Alma (Roose) Bender. She was baptized, confirmed and married at Salem Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. Betty attended the Elliot Fisher Bookkeeping School in Minneapolis.

Betty Bender married Arie Wabeke on Aug. 6,1944, in Minneapolis. Betty worked as a bookkeeper at various places such as Cashman's Federated Ins. and Sears. At one time, she also worked at Cedarview as a nurse's aide. Betty operated a home day care for many years.

Betty loved to golf, read and sew, especially cross-stitching. Her favorite food as a child was Grandma Roose's coffeecake, and Betty always loved her childhood dog, Zipper. She enjoyed spending time with her great-grandchildren at Cedarview.

She is survived by her son, John (Nancy) Wabeke, of Cottonwood; three daughters Barb (Terry) Condit, of Morristown, Minn., Pat (Ernie) Zeise, of Owatonna, and Wilma "Willie" (Gary) Volkmann, of Owatonna; nine grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren nine step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Arie, two sisters, Wilma Bender and Peggy Bender, and one granddaughter.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, May 18, at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Owatonna. The Reverend John Lestock of Trinity Lutheran Church will be officiating. Burial will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to Cedarview Nursing Home Activity Fund, 1409 S. Oak Ave., Owatonna MN 55060.

Donald O. Young

Donald Orin Young, 65, of Clarkdale, died May 16, 2005. He was born June 17, 1939, in Phoenix.

He graduated from Sunnyslope High School in Phoenix and attended Grand Canyon College for three years.

Mr. Young enjoyed spending time with his loved ones and friends, fine art, hunting, fishing, sporting events, especially Nascar Racing and reading. Most of all he was always smiling.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years Carol; two sons: Christopher Young, of Prescott; Randy Young, of Clarkdale; a daughter Barbara Bessler and son-in-law Jackie Bessler, both of Cottonwood; his mother, Evelyn Young, of Cottonwood; sister Sherry Johnson, of Cottonwood, and two grandchildren Brittany and Nicholas Bessler, of Cottonwood.

Mr. Young was preceded in death by his father, Herbert James Young.

A memorial service will be May 21 at 1 p.m. at the Westcott Funeral Home, 1013 E. Mingus Ave., Cottonwood.

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