Wed, Jan. 27

August 5, 2005

William 'Bill' Watson

William "Bill" Watson 80 passed away July 25, 2005, at the Verde Valley Medical Center. He was born June 17, 1925, in Chicago, Ill.

He served in the Army as a Sergeant 1st Class in World War II and the Korean War.

He is survived by his wife Shirley; a son Howard Hanna of Illinois; two daughters Judith Roof of Colorado, and Julie Ann Kern of Arkansas. Several grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive him.

There will be a private graveside service at the Veterans Cemetery at a later date.

Virginia S. Hernandez

Virginia S. Hernandez, 85, of Clarkdale, died Aug. 1, 2005. She was born March 30, 1920, in Clarkdale, the daughter of Francisco Castillo Sanchez and Josepha (Duarte) Barboa.

She was a graduate of Clarkdale High School.

Her hobbies include gardening and traveling.

She leaves a son Henry and his wife Mary Sanchez of Flagstaff; two brothers, Antonio Sanchez of Salt Lake City, and Jesus Sanchez of San Miguel, Ariz.; four sisters, Sister Cecelia of El Paso, Texas, Dolores Sanchez and Jovita (and husband Arthur) Moncibaez, both of Clarkdale, and Alice Aspeitia of Cottonwood; two grandchildren, Matthew H. Sanchez, Gregory C. Sanchez, both of Flagstaff; two great-grandchildren, Christopher Allen Sanchez and Anthony Michael Sanchez, both of Flagstaff.

A Funeral Mass will be today, Aug. 5, in St. Cecilia's Mission Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery.

Donations in her memory may be made to Northern Arizona Hospice, 269 S. Candy Lane, Cottonwood AZ 86326.

You may sign an on line guestbook at

Mary L. Lightfoot

Mary L. "Midge" Lightfoot, 78, died Aug. 2, 2005. She was born Feb. 26, 1927, in Camp Verde, the daughter of Colonel A. and Ruth (Walker) Teague, the oldest girl of 10 children.

She attended Camp Verde schools and worked for 20 years for Ward Ranch as a cook.

She later worked as a home health aide for Catholic Social Services of Yavapai County.

Mrs. Lightfoot was a member of the Square Dance Club and the Baptist Church.

Her hobbies included dancing, flowers, sewing, quilting, embroidery, canning and taking care of her family and others.

Her husband, William Earl Lightfoot preceded her in death.

She leaves her sons, Alvin and Colonel Lightfoot; brothers, Alvin, Bill, Jack and Kenneth Teague; sisters, Verdie, Juanetta, Scharolettie and Sophronia; four grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday Aug. 6 in the Middle Verde Cemetery at 10 a.m.

Donations in her memory may be made to Northern Arizona Hospice, 269 S. Candy Lane, Cottonwood AZ 86326.

You may sign an online guestbook at

Teddy H. Pender

Teddy Hugh Pender, 72, of Cottonwood, died Aug. 1, 2005. He was born June 11, 1933, in Bethel, Okla.

He was a Navy veteran.

Mr. Pender was a retired construction worker and was a member of the Carpenters Union in Glendale.

He was a member of the National Rifle Association and Destroy Escort Sailor Association.

His hobbies included fishing and hunting, swap meets, golf and spending time with his family.

His wife Winifred Viola Pender and his parents, Mae Williams and Don Pender, preceded him in death. He is survived by brothers Jervie Dee Pender of Cottonwood, Lloyd Pender and Barter Pender; and sister Frances Brewer (Al) of Modesto, Calif.

Westcott Funeral Home assisted the family with these arrangements.

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