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Thola D. Daniels

Thola Dee Settle Daniels, 86, died July 20, 2006. She was born in Independence, Mo., and lived in California, Illinois, Oklahoma, Utah, Colorado and Arizona throughout her life.

She was a loving, caring and involved mother, homemaker, master seamstress and quilter. Activities included Honored Queen of Jobs Daughters, church youth group advisor, Girl Scout volunteer, president of the American Society of Civil Engineers Auxiliary, member of Eastern Star and she volunteered throughout her life with organizations in her churches and communities.

She is survived by her sister Shirley (Lou) of Ft. Meyers, Fla.; daughters Sheryll (Bill) of Flagstaff, Sue (John) of Irvine, Calif., Diane (David) of Prescott, and Karen (Jay) of Trumansburg, N.Y. She had seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Her celebration of life will be Saturday, Aug. 26, at 10 a.m. at Verde Valley Presbyterian Church, 1500 E. Hombre, Cottonwood.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Stroke Association, Pacific Mt. Affiliate, American Heart Association, 710 Second Ave. #900, Seattle WA 98104.

Armando V. Vasquez

Armando V. Vasquez, 73, of Cottonwood, died Aug. 16, 2006, at his home with his family near his side. Armando was born on Feb. 4, 1933, to Francisco and Dolores Vasquez in Gila Bend, where he grew up, married and raised a family of his own.

Mr. Vasquez worked with the Arizona State Parks at Painted Rock. Upon the closing of this state park, Armando was given his choice of State Parks in which to work. Having always loved the Verde Valley, Dead Horse and Red Rock parks were his choice of relocation. In 1991, Armando and his family moved to Cottonwood, where, they now call home. Mr. Vasquez retired from the Arizona State Parks after 22 years of dedicated service.

He leaves behind his loving wife of 46 years, Norma M. Vasquez, his son and only child, Armando Vasquez Jr. (Elena); and one grandchild.

Funeral Mass at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Gila Bend was Aug. 19. Armando was laid to rest at Pioneer Cemetery, which is also located in Gila Bend.

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Judith A. Eggelhof

Judith A. Eggelhof, 62, of Cottonwood, died Aug. 15, 2006, at Infinia of Cottonwood. She was born on June 11, 1944, in Itasca, Minn., to William and Esther (Heikkila) Rautio.

Judith was a bookkeeper during the time she resided in Texas, but presently enjoyed the privilege of being a homemaker.

She loved country music and quilt making, and she was an avid Diamondback's fan.

Judith is survived by her brother, George Selander of Greenville, Texas.

A Memorial Service will be Aug. 23 at 10:30 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 700 Bill Gray Road, in Cottonwood.

Memorial Donations are to be sent to Northern Arizona Hospice, 269 Candy Lane, Cottonwood AZ 86326.

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Dorothy Malonson

Dorothy Daniels Malonson, 88, of Sedona, did Aug. 17, 2006. Dorothy was born on July 1, 1918, in Somersville, Conn., where she grew up. She was the oldest of three children.

After completing high school and some college, Dorothy went into the clerical field and moved on to become an administrative assistant in the Physics Department of UCLA until she retired.

Dorothy leaves three children, Ted Malonson and Maryann Ibbotson, both of Page, and Dan Malonson of Mammoth Lakes, Calif.; a brother, Earl Daniels, of Somers, Conn.; and two grandchildren.

No local services are scheduled.

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Janet M. Scherf

Janet M. Scherf, 86, of Cottonwood, died Aug. 15, 2006, in the Village of Oak Creek. She was born on March 13, 1920, to Robert Louis and Gerda Pauline (Bright) Merkley, in Scottsdale, where she grew up and attended the local school there.

Later she attended Secretarial School in Washington, D.C., and worked for Jefferson County as clerk of the Court. Janet enjoyed oil painting, swimming and exercising.

Janet leaves behind her son, Charles "Chuck" Scherf (Julie) of Cornville; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

There are no local services scheduled.

Memorial contributions can be sent to RTA Hospice, 70 Bell Rock Plaza, Suite A, Sedona AZ 86351.

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Terry L. Flyger

Terry L. Flyger, 62, of Rimrock, died peacefully at his home, with his family near his side on Aug. 18, 2006. He was born in Viborg, S.D., on March 23, 1944. He was the son of Merle E. and Laverna E. (Hoffman) Flyger.

Having resided in Arizona for the past 20 years, Terry is well known for building multiple custom-made homes throughout the Verde Valley.

Terry leaves behind his loving wife of 42 years, Rita Flyger of Rimrock; his son, Paul Flyger of Benton Harbor, Mich.; his daughters, Dana Womack (Brian) of Westminster, Md., and Teresa Flyger of San Francisco, Calif.; his sister, Ruth Skinner of Sioux Falls, S.D.; his mother, Laverna Flyger of Viborg, S.D.; and one granddaughter.

A visitation will be todaym Aug. 20, from noon to 2 p.m. at Westcott Funeral Home, 1013 E. Mingus Ave., in Cottonwood. Funeral Services will follow at 3 p.m. at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 51 W. Mingus Ave., also in Cottonwood. Terry will be laid to rest at the Evergreen Cemetery in his birth town of Viborg, S.D., on Aug. 23 at 2

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