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Pete Gallardo

Cottonwood resident Pete Gallardo died Aug. 30.

He was 80 years old.

Mr. Gallardo was born Nov. 2, 1919 in Flagstaff.

He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

Mr. Gallardo was loved by his neighbors and was considered a caring and gentle man.

Survivors include his sister, Virginia Bowley and a brother, Thomas Landeta of Phoenix.

A memorial Mass is scheduled Satruday at 10 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church. Burial will follow in the Calvary Cemetery in Flagstaff.

Marie Agnes Skousen

Private family services were held for Cottonwood resident and homemaker Marie Skousen.

Mrs. Skousen died Sept. 1.

She was born Aug. 27, 1916 in Maryville, Mo.

Mrs. Skousen was 84 years old.

Survivors include her husband, John Skousen; a son, Fred Stuart; a sister, Helen Owens; three brothers, Joe, Herman and Paul Seipel; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Timothy R. Valenzuela

Cornville resident Timothy Valenzuela died Aug. 29 in Phoenix.

He was 23 years old.

Mr. Valenzuela was born Nov. 20, 1976 in Cottonwood.

A rosary and funeral Mass was held Sept. 2 at Immaculate Conception Church where Mr. Valenzuela was a member.

A Verde Valley native, he was a 1995 graduate of Mingus Union High School and graduated from Arizona State University in 2000. He was employed at Safeway in Tempe.

A former high school athlete, Mr. Valenzuela remained active by water skiing, hunting, fishing and traveling.

Survivors include his parents, Bobby D. and Mary Margaret Valenzuela of Cornville; a sister, Theresa Jean "TJ" Valenzuela of Cornville; his grandmother, Nettie Jean Babich of Globe; aunts and u uncles, John Babich of Globe, Johnny and Linda Valenzuela of Fernley, Nev., Richie and Jo Ann Valenzuela, Loretta and Glen Fuller, Patsy Hargis and Barbara and Ron Norman; great aunts and uncles, Johnny Babich of Wheatfield, Mary and Danny O'Brien of Iowa and George and Katherine Ostoich of Cottonwood.

Burial was held in Globe Cemetery.

Charles Louis Dandrea

Dewey resident Charles Dandrea died Aug. 24.

He was 51 years old.

Dandrea was born Feb. 10, 1949 in Prescott to Charles Franklin and Sherrill (Hayes) Dandrea.

Mr. Dandrea worked as a supervisor for the Arizona Department of Transportation. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, hiking and history.

His family and friends knew him as a hard worker, loving husband, father and grandfather.

Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Karen; a son, James of Prescott Valley; a daughter, Sharla of Mayer; a mother, Sherrill Olson of Cottonwood; a sister, Nadine of Cottonwood and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles in 1981.

Memorial services were held Sept. 5 in Prescott.

Memorial donations may be made to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 13141, Prescott, 86204-3141.

Noreen C. Bentley

Cottonwood resident Noreen C. Bentley, 71, died Thursday.

Mrs. Bentley was born in Santaquin, Utah, on May 30, 1929.

She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Cottonwood. For over 20 years she worked as a bank teller at First National Bank of Arizona and the First Interstate Bank of Arizona. She loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Mrs. Bentley is survived by two daughters: Marie Zwart of Cottonwood, Sharon Healy of Cornville, a son Tom Bentley of Los Alamos, N.M.,and four sisters: Margie Pintar of McGill, Nev.; Erma Campbell of Pioche, Nev.; Joan Cole of Orem, Utah; Mary Bursik of Coos Bay, Oregon; three brothers; Lynn Crook of Payson, Utah; Ray Crook of Lander, Wyo.; Jim Crook of Santaquin, Utah; 16 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was proceeded in death by her husband Richard Wayne Bentley; two sons Richard and Steve, a baby daughter Robyn, her parents and two brothers.

Funeral services were held on Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Cottonwood.

Lucy Jones Satala

Yavapai-Apache's oldest living member died Sept. 1 at Flagstaff Regional Medical Center.

Lucy Jones Satala was 95 years old.

Ms. Satala was born Nov. 11, 1904, in Williamson Valley. Her father worked on the road crew that was building the road through the Valley. She met her husband Ferris while attending Phoenix Indian School. He took her home to the Hopi Nation, where they lived for 50 years.

She was always a very hard worker and very well liked by all the people. As an elder of her tribe she was respected as Humsi Kiama "Shooting Star" and knew much of the tribal history.

She is survived by her sons Elmer J. Satala, Sr., of Keams Canyon and Taylor J. Satala of Tucson; and daughter Hazel Siow of Polacca. She was preceded in death by her husband Ferris in 1995.

Services will be held Sept. 4 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. at the Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home Cortez at Carleton. Concluding services will be at the Prescott Yavapai Tribal Cemetery.

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