Obituaries, Oct. 19, 2005

Roberta I. Guinn

Roberta Inez Guinn, 78, of Cottonwood, died Oct. 17, 2005. She was born Feb. 16, 1925, in Canebeds, Ariz., to Robert Orlando Ferrin and Myrtle Inez Hill Ferrin.

Mrs. Guinn worked as a machinist's helper, a cafe chef, painter, gardener, beekeeper and cattle rancher.

A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she also was a quilting class teacher.

She loved animals, especially horses and cats.

She leaves her husband of 60 years, Leon Guinn; sons Mickey Leon Guinn, of Raymond, Calif., William Arthur Guinn, of Springville, Utah; a sister, Carolyn V. Earles, of Winston, N.M., and seven grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents, a brother, Arthur Darrel Ferrin, and a baby, Bruce Earl Guinn.

A private family service will be held.

An online guestbook is available at

Ralph Matheny Jr.

Ralph Matheny Jr., 72, of Camp Verde, died Oct. 15, 2005. Ralph was born in Hornbeak, Tenn., on Dec. 22, 1932.

A retired farmer, Ralph was also a U.S. Army veteran. Ralph was involved in many organizations, including B.P.O.E. (Elks) Past Exalted Ruler, Yuma #476, Past Exalted Ruler, Jerome Lodge #1361, El Zaribah Shriners, Central Arizona Lodge #14, Past President Mingus Mountain Shriner Club, and American Legion Post 93.

Ralph is survived by his wife Jeanette, daughters Janice O'Neal, Sharon Murray, Carolyn McKelvey Malouff, and sons Ralph Matheny III and Steve McKelvey. He is also survived by his sisters Edna Parks, Iva Sue Ring, Peggy Newman, Wilma Roberts, Pam Stratton, and Toni Ricketts and by brothers Ramon, Damon, Leroy, Jimmy, Richard, and Roger Matheny, 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Ralph is preceded in death by his parents Ralph and Adell Matheny and his grandparents John Henry Matheny and Vizzie Matheny.

Services are today, Oct. 19, 10 a.m. at the First Southern Baptist Church, Fifth and Hollamon in Camp Verde.


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