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March 17, 2006

Virginia Peterson

Virginia Weldon Peterson, 88, of Sedona, died Sunday, March 12, 2006.

She was born in Arkansas on April 8, 1917, to D.L. and Jennie Sue (Fortner) Weldon.

Virginia attended the University of Tennessee, where she received her bachelor's degree in Home Education with teaching credentials.

Virginia worked as a demonstrator for the University of California Extension Services and as a substitute teacher. She was also a life master in Duplicate Bridge. She loved playing bridge and enjoyed sewing needlepoint.

She is survived by her son, Nels Weldon Peterson, of Arizona; her daughter, Judith Sue Rehbeck with husband Rory, of California; and granddaughter Sara Jean Rehbeck.

No services are scheduled.

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Kenneth E. Marquis

Kenneth E. Marquis, 88, of Cottonwood, died March 11, 2006. He was born May 12, 1917, in Hickory, Pa., to C.M. Marquis and Bessie Jeffrey Marquis.

Ken was a Naval veteran of World War II. He was in business for himself in Andover, Ohio, for 25 years. In 1972 Ken and his wife, Evelyn, moved to Phoenix where Ken was in the real estate business. In 1982 they retired and moved to Cottonwood.

Ken is survived by his wife of 67 years, Evelyn Reash Marquis; daughter, Judy Paulus; son, Les Marquis with wife Donna, of Cottonwood; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Jean Mohr of Pennsylvania.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and nine of his brothers and sisters.

No services are planned.

Memorial contributions can be made to: Northern Arizona Hospice, 269 S. Candy Lane, Cottonwood AZ 86326, or to: Rainbow Acres, P.O. Box 1290, Camp Verde AZ 86322

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Eleanor 'Charline' Giacomelli

Eleanor "Charline" Giacomelli, 84, of Cottonwood, died Sunday, March 12, 2006.

She was born on July 27, 1921, to Charles Naples and Bernadine Monica Paul in Worcester, Mass. As a child, she was raised by her aunt and uncle, Myrtle and Will Spears, in Farmington, N.M., where she grew up and attended the Farmington School District.

Professionally, she worked for A & H Bootery, in Durango, Colo., for 27 years, selling shoes.

Charline is preceded in death by her son, Michael Popovich; her uncle, Will Spears; her aunt, Mrytle Spears; her mother, Bernadine Feller; and her step-father, Curly Steele.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Louis Giacomelli of Cottonwood; her son, Jim Shock of Mendocino, Calif.; her daughter, Monica Giacomelli-Oldham of Silver City, N.M.; her two grandchildren, Yvette Cooke of Denver, Colo., and Justin Oldham of Silver City, N.M.; and her four great-grandchildren, Dakota Oldham and Matthew Cooke, both of Denver, Colo., as well as, Triston Oldham and Aaron Oldham both of Silver City, N.M.

Charline was dearly loved and she will be deeply missed; and she will be remembered for her constant, contagious smile, her unpredictable sense of humor and her willingness to feed anyone who was hungry ... for food, "polenta" or for love.

No services are scheduled. Contributions can be sent to: Verde Valley Fire Department, 2700 E. Goddard Road, Cottonwood AZ 86326.

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Sheryl L. Felton-Reinus

Sheryl Lynn Felton-Reinus, 58, was born Oct. 15, 1947, and died March 13, 2006. She was born in Compton, Calif., and moved to Phoenix in 1950. She lived in Phoenix, Flagstaff, Cottonwood and Litchfield Park.

She is the eldest daughter of Leon and Esther Felton. She is survived by her mother, Esther and sisters Julie (Don) Fields and Lisa (Wil) Lopez and their families. She was preceded in death by her father, Leon, and nephew, Bret Smalling.

She graduated from Glendale High School and worked in administration for construction companies beginning with her father's company, Coconino Constructors Inc. in Flagstaff.

She lived in Cottonwood for 20 years, and worked at Verde Asphalt & Materials for most of that time. She attended Promise of Life Church.

After moving to Litchfield Park two years ago, she became actively involved in her church, Skyway Church in Goodyear. Her greatest loves were her family, her dog Sassy and her church family. She was known for her beautiful smile, laughter and giving heart.

Although her passing has left her family at a loss for words (since she was the one who always supplied them), they rejoice that she is with her Lord who she loves so dearly.

Services will be held at Skyway Church of the West Valley, 14900 W. Van Buren in Goodyear on Saturday, March 18, at 11 a.m. with viewing beginning at 10 a.m. Graveside services will immediately follow at Resthaven Memorial Park on Northern and 63rd Avenue in Glendale.

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