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Obitaries, Sept. 14, 2005

Judith G. Stoffer

Judith G. Stoffer, 69, of Cottonwood, died Sept. 11, 2005, in Illinois. She was born May 29, 1936, in Clinton, Ill., to William Ted Reed and Clara Baker.

She married Dennis F. Stoffer Aug. 16, 1954, in Tucson. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and the American Legion.

Survivors include her husband Dennis; her mother Clara, of Illinois; her daughter Lou Ann Feakens, of Ohio; two sisters, Gloria Carlson, of Flagstaff, and Julie Willis, of Illinois; two grandchildren, Peter Sherevill and Sandra Sherevill, of Colorado.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Services are Sept. 14 in Clinton, Ill., with clergyman J. Kent Hickerson presiding. There will be no visitation. Cremation rites will be accorded.

Memorials may be made in her name to Cottonwood's American Legion Post.

James A. Fortmann

James A. Fortmann, a resident of Sedona, died Sept. 7, 2005. Born in Dubuque, Iowa, Feb. 13, 1916, James grew up in Iowa and moved to Chicago to attend the Art Institute of Chicago at the University of Chicago, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree and later attended the University of Southern California to get his Masters of Fine Arts.

James served in World War II in the Army and was proud to do so. In 1944 he married. After the war he moved west and taught art in Long Beach, Calif., until he retired. James and his wife moved to Sedona in 1978. They loved to travel and have always enjoyed the opera and symphony productions in Arizona.

James is survived by his wife of 61 years, Javus B. Fortmann and a nephew, Terry Fortmann. James elected for no services to be held and in lieu of flowers send any donations to the Audubon Society of Sedona.

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Marjorie A. Marimon

Marjorie A. Marimon, of Cornville, died Sept. 8, 2005. She was born in Seattle July 28, 1922. Marjorie moved to Cornville in 1981 from California.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Bill and Donna Voss, daughter Joy Marimon, grandchildren David Voss and Stacy Scott and four great-grandchildren.

A celebration of her life will be Sept. 17 in the Vineyard Christian Fellowship at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, any donations sent to the Vineyard Christian Fellowship at 810-B W. Mingus Ave., Cottonwood AZ 86326 will go toward relief efforts for the Hurricane Katrina Victims and to Frontiers Missions.

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Henrietta (Jerry) Cameron

Henrietta (Jerry) Cameron, 86, of Cottonwood, died Sept. 10. She was born April 23, 1919, in Shawnee, Okla.

Mrs. Cameron was a housewife but earlier in her life had worked as a dental assistant. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary, Elks Ladies and the Verde Valley Baptist Church. She enjoyed church activities, card games with friends and VFW and Elks activities.

Her husband of 53 years, Bud Cameron, preceded her in death.

She leaves a son, Carl Cameron of Cottonwood; a daughter, Fran Aldridge of Desert Shores, Calif.; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

There are no public services planned.

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