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Harry William Baum

Sedona resident Harry Baum died Sept. 6 at the age of 86.

He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. and was a graduate of White Plains New York.

While a student, Mr. Baum played football on an undefeated team and participated in baseball and ice hockey.

He was a graduate of the School of Banking and Northwestern University in mortgage banking.

During World War II he served as staff sergeant in the Pacific Theater first in Anti-Aircraft and later in the Military Police and Honor Guard. Mr. Baum guarded General Yamashita at the end of the war.

Following his retirement, Mr. Baum and his wife, Marie moved to Sedona in 1977.

Survivors include his wife, Marie Mayone Baum of Sedona; children, Richard and wife, Nancy of Chicago; Christine Neubauer and husband, John, and Scott and wife, Gloria, and Patricia Nistha, M. Elizabeth Pranika and Eileen of New York, and Peter and wife Mayumi of Seattle, Thomas and wife Caryn of Connecticut; grandchildren, Suzanne and husband, Oscar Robollo of Spain; Janis Soderquist and husband, David of New York; Randy Neubauer and wife, Florence, and Nikolas, Anthony, Toshiro and Misa; two great-grandchildren; two nieces and one nephew.

A rosary and funeral Mass were held at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Sedona .

Ophelia Irene Williamson

Funeral services were held at First Assembly of God Church Sept. 9 for Bridgeport resident Ophelia Williamson.

Mrs. Williamson died Sept. 5

She was 92 years old.

Mrs. Williamson was born Aug. 11, 1908 in Gotebo, Okla.

She lived in Arizona for 63 years and was a loving mother and grandmother. She loved gardening and plants.

In her younger years, Mrs. Williamson was very involved in her church.

Survivors include her son, Harold Williamson of Flagstaff; three daughters, Mildred Messimer of Cottonwood, Elizabeth Tipton of Bridgeport and Sharon Turpin of Kentucky; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Burial was held at Valley View Cemetery.

Wilma "Ohlwiler" Thompson

Cottonwood resident Wilma Thompson died Sept. 6 at the age of 89.

She was born in Las Animas, Colo. on May 25, 1911.

Mrs. Thompson moved to Phoenix in 1926 and to Cottonwood in 1932. During the same year she married Albert Ohlwiler.

She worked for the Cottonwood Post Office for many years. She also was employed by Cottonwood Ford and Water Works until she retired. She married her second husband, Alvin Thompson in 1958.

Mrs. Thompson enjoyed her family and living and working at the Cornville Ranch.

Survivors include her son, Bob Ohlwiler of Winslow; her daughter-in-law, Delores; a daughter Pam Welch of Cottonwood; a son, Richard Amis of Clarkdale; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren,, five-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Albert Ohlwiler in 1951 and second husband, Alvin Thompson in 1976; a son, James Ohlwiler in 1967 and her sisters, Helen Lane and Doreen Fitchet.

A graveside service is scheduled for Sept. 11 at 11 a.m. at the Cottonwood Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Winslow Senior Citizens Center, 212 E. Second St. Winslow or the Northern Arizona Hospice, 1501 Williamson Ave., Winslow, 86047.

Mary Kathryn Glenn

Funeral services were held Sept. 8 at the Westcott Funeral Home in Cottonwood for Mary Glynn of Rimrock.

Mrs. Glynn died Sept. 6.

She was 77 years old.

Mrs. Glenn was born July 28, 1923 in Liberty Township, Pa.

She was an Arizona resident for 59 years and worked for the Maricopa County Recorders Office for over 20 years. Following her retirement, she moved to Rimrock and attended the Church of Christ.

Survivors include three daughters, Nancy Christenson of Rimrock, Martha Sesto of California and Mary Sue Fournie of Benson; two sons, Ronnie Briggs of California and Robert Glenn of Phoenix; a sister, Peggy Ann Stromer of Phoenix; 19 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Finous A. Glenn in 1991.

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