Obituaries, Nov. 29, 2006

James E. Sturgeon

James E. Sturgeon, 89, of Cottonwood, died Nov. 11, 2006. He was born Jan. 25, 1917, to Omer and Myrtle Sturgeon in English, Ind., where he grew up and graduated from high school.

He served four years as sheriff of Crawford County in southern Indiana in the early 1950s. He brought his family to Arizona in 1960, settling in Phoenix and starting a career with Servus bakery, which was later purchased by Kroeger. After retiring from Kroeger in 1983 he moved to Cottonwood.

He loved his family and music. He leaves behind his wife of 65 years, Fern, his sons, Tony (Welthy) of Cottonwood, James Jr. of Texas; his daughters Nikki of Tennessee and Mary of Cottonwood; his brothers Robert and Lee of Albuquerque, N.M.; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Mary J. Buck

Mary Janet Buck of Cottonwood died early Nov. 24, 2006, at Infinia. She was born Mary Janet Fichenor, Nov. 15, 1926, in Decatur, Ill.

On April 19, 1947, she married Roy Dale Buck. She had two daughters, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Donations can be made to RTH Hospice of Arizona.

Dolores Figy

Dolores Louise Figy died Nov. 24, 2006.

She was born in Detroit Nov. 5, 1934, to John and Louise (Hartung) Martin.

She married Eugene R. Figy in 1956 and spent the next 28 years bringing up and caring for her family.

After ending her marriage in 1983, she worked caring for others, mostly the elderly, touching so many lives along the way up until the time of her illness.

Dolores is survived by her five children; Bob Figy of San Francisco, Tom Figy of Cottonwood, Brad Figy (Angela) of Cottonwood, Cindy Ragan (Bo) of Kingman, and Rick Figy (Colleen) of Prescott Valley; three brothers, four sisters, 14 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

A rosary will be held Dec. 1, 10:30 a.m. with a memorial mass to follow at 11 a.m. at St. Germaine Catholic Church.

Arrangements entrusted to Sunrise Funeral Home. All friends and relatives are encouraged to visit www.sunrisefuneralhome.com for additional information and to sign the online guest book.

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