Auda G. Graves,1931-2007

Auda G. Graves, 76, of Cordes Lake, died March 28, 2007, in Cottonwood. She was born July 4, 1931, in San Gabriel, Calif., to Ralegh and Melba (Polly) Richmond.

Auda was owner and real estate broker of Stage Stop Realty, located in Cordes Lake. She was a member of the Verde Baptist Church in Cottonwood. Her favorite hobby was to collect dolls.

She leaves behind her beloved husband of 59 years, Hugh Graves; her son, Floyd Graves (Roberta) of Los Angeles, Calif.; two daughters, Wanda Gammel (Terry) of Anaheim, Calif., and Anita Franklin of Peoria; her brother, Bob Richmond (Ruth) of Bull Head; two sisters, Ruth Heard and Virginia Anderson (Pete), all of Lancaster, Calif.; as well as six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Private family services were held. Auda was laid to rest at East Resthaven Cemetery in Phoenix.

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