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Mildred Irene Shaum

Funeral services for Mrs. Mildred Irene Shaum, 95, of Sun City are scheduled today in Sun City, with burial in Sedona.

Mrs. Shaum passed away July 25 in Glendale.

She was born in Elkhart, Ind., and moved to Arizona in 1936. She was a homemaker and a member of Grace Bible Church of Sun City.

She was preceded in death by her husband Nelson and a daughter, Joyce.

Survivors include a daughter, Rosemary Warren of Sun City; a son, Nelson J. Shaum, Jr., of Cottonwood; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral is set for 11 a.m. at Grace Bible Church of Sun City at 19280 North 99th Ave. Burial is scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday at Sedona Memorial Cemetery.

Memorial may be sent to Hospice of the Valley, 9720 W. Peoria Ave., Suite 128, Peoria, Ariz., 85345-6133, or to Gideon's International, P.O. Box 1366, Sun City, Ariz., 85372.

James A. Bonner

Funeral services for James A. Bonner, 76, of Cottonwood are scheduled for Saturday. Mr. Bonner died July 23.

He was born April 3, 1925, in Goodlet, Texas. In 1928, he moved to Arizona and grew up in the Verde Valley. He moved to Flagstaff, where he became a successful business owner, operating J. Bonner Construction.

James fell in love and married Pauline Keith on Nov. 7, 1942. He retired to Cottonwood in 1986.

His wife Pauline preceded him in death in 1990.

Mr. Bonner is survived by three daughters; Pat and her husband Art Breidenbaugh, Jackie and her husband Richard Walters, and Pamela Bonner; a brother, Wayne Bonner; four sisters, Jewell Dunham, Mary Wickam, Hazel Golt and Nellie Mitchell; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and loving companion Marie Nollsch.

Mr. Bonner never knew a stranger and was a friend to all. He was a beloved father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather and companion. He will be missed by many.

Visitation begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1377 E. Hombre Dr. The funeral services begin at 10 a.m.

Arrangements are under the care of Westcott Funeral Home.

Donald E. Proctor

A memorial service for Donald E. Proctor of Lake Montezuma is Saturday at 3 p.m.

Mr. Proctor passed away at the Kindred Hospital in Phoenix on July 24. He was 74 years old.

He was born July 8, 1927, in Logansport, Ind., to the late Alfred and Bernice Proctor. He served in the Marine Corps in the Pacific Theater in World War II.

Mr. Proctor spent most of his life in Connecticut before moving to Sedona in 1986, when he retired from the General Electric Company.

He was an avid sportsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, archery and golf. In 1975, he earned the world title in the bow-hunter division in archery at Jay Peak, Vt. He was a member of VFW Post 6471 in Manchester, Vt.

Mr. Proctor was preceded in death by a daughter, Kimberly Proctor, and his brother, Richard Proctor.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Janice Kuszik Proctor: four children, Kelly Babjak of Connecticut, Karen Aldrich of Canada, and Peter and Robert Stout of Vermont; 10 grandchildren; his brother Jon Proctor of Cottonwood; his niece Vance Proctor and nephew Reese Proctor of Connecticut.

The memorial service is scheduled for 3 p.m. at Beaver Creek Baptist Church. A Celebration of Life will follow at the Beaver Creek Ranch House.

William M. Murie

Funeral services for William M. Murie of Cottonwood were held at Mountain View United Methodist Church. Burial was at Citizen's Cemetery in Flagstaff.

Mr. Murie, 81, died July 21. He was born March 27, 1921, in Langdon, N.D.

He served in the U.S. Air Force in World War II. He was a member of the St. John's Methodist Church in Kingman. He also belonged to the Arizona Elks, Kiwanis Club, El Zariba Shrine Order of the Masons. Mr. Murie was a member of the Board of Directors of Stockman's Bank.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert J. Murie, and by his son, William H. Murie.

He is survived by his wife Nyla H. Murie; a son, Richard D. Murie; a sister, Alice Torgeson, and five grandchildren.

Donations in his memory may be made to Arizona Elks Major Project (AEMP, Inc.) at P.O. Box 2619, Sierra Vista, Ariz., 85636 or to Shriner's Crippled Children's Hospital, 3160 Geneva St., Los Angeles, Calif., 90020.

Arrangements were handled by Westcott Funeral Home of Cottonwood.

James W. McClaskey

James McClaskey of Camp Verde passed away July 22 at the age of 84.

Mr. McClaskey moved to Arizona from Ohio in 1943. He worked many years as an electrician for Arizona Public Service.

After his retirement, he and his wife moved to Camp Verde, where they lived for the past 15 years. He was very active in the Verde Valley Horsemen's Council.

Mr. McClaskey is survived by his wife Helen, to whom he was married for 58 years; a daughter, Sherry Conrad; siblings Ed and Hazel Robinson, Leonard and Willa Sammons, Elizabeth Hoff, Ruth Bish and Grace Matthews; granddaughter Debbie Hummer; great-grandson Adam Pierre.

Private family services were arranged. Cards and condolences may be sent to Helen McClaskey at 4445 E. Campbell Ct., Higley, Ariz., 85236.

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