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Obituaries, March 29, 2006

Jean D. Boos

Jean Delores Boos, 76, of Cottonwood died March 23, 2006. She was born Oct. 8, 1929, in Sioux City, Iowa.

She attended Central High School. Mrs. Boos retired from GTE of California with 25 years of service where she was a management employee in Operator Services.

She attended Immaculate Conception Church. She loved dogs, traveling, camping, cooking, reading, walking in the hills around Cottonwood and water aerobics at the Community Center. She especially enjoyed her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Colleen Ann Jabbusch and a stepson Harold Allan Boos.

She leaves her husband, Harold A. Boos; daughters Sharon Haber and her husband Michael and Teresa (Terri) O'Brien, all of Huntington Beach, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Carol Ann Estep of Ohatchee, Ala.; a brother, Edward Mathews and his wife Billie Sue of Fountain Hills, Calif.; a sister Beverly Lafrenz of Sioux City, Iowa; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held on March 27.

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Barbara J. Wahmann

Barbara J. (Osborne) Wahmann of Clarkdale, died Saturday, March 18, 2006, at Kachina Point HealCare & Rehabilitation Center, Sedona.

Barbara Jane Wahmann was born July 26, 1918, in Grand Rapids, Mich., to James S. and Helen F. Hitchcock. She was a graduate of Jackson High School (1936), and Lucid Private Secretarial School in Grand Rapids (1938).

She served as a customer contact agent for Pennsylvania Central (now United) Airlines, in Detroit, where she married Chas. R. Meyers. She held administrative secretarial positions at Bendix Aviation (Zenith Division) in Detroit and the U.S. Plywood Corp., Philadelphia.

In 1962, Barbara moved to Arizona and married Walter W. Osborne. She worked for Mark Early Advertising, Phoenix, and was ticket office secretary at the Phoenix Symphony Association for 17 years. Retiring in 1986, she moved to Lampliter Village in Clarkdale.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Wahmann, in 1994. Her sister, Patricia Miller of Lowell, Mich., died in 2005.

Survivors include her remaining sister, M. Joan (Rod) Moyer of Sun City; stepdaughters Donna Wahmann, Fairview, N.C., and Kay (Mischa) Zivkovic, also step-grandchildren Danilo and Alexa Zivkovic, all of Redland Bay, Australia; brother-in-law, David Miller of Lowell, Mich.; nephews Jim (Bonnie) Miller, Lloyd Miller, Charles Miller, and Paul (Ann) Miller.

Private service is pending.

Forrest E. Schevene

Forrest E. Schevene, 86, of Cottonwood, died March 4, 2006. She was born Feb. 28, 1920, in Paris, Texas, the daughter of Glen and Electra Woltz.

She had worked as a bookkeeper for Foxworth Galbraith Lumber Company. Mrs. Schevene was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Her husband, Joseph Ralph Schevene preceded her in death.

She leaves a son, Gene Schevene and his wife Judith of Yuma, two grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

There are no public services planned.

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Curtis E. Fritzinger

Curtis E. Fritzinger, 76, of Camp Verde, died March 25, 2006. He was born Jan. 7, 1930, in Wadsworth, Ohio.

He attended Wadsworth schools. He was an Eagle Scout He served in the Army, where he received a distinguished medal for marksmanship.

He worked in air research and in real estate, both in Phoenix.

Mr. Fritzinger enjoyed reading scripture and was a faithful loving husband and best friend.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Glenn and Helen (Harbaugh) Fritzinger and by his stepfather Ernest Fritzinger.

He leaves his wife of 42 years Donna Fritzinger; a sister Linda Garman and her husband Perry of Alliance, Ohio.

A graveside service will be March 31 in All Souls Cemetery at 1 p.m. VFW Post 7400 will provide military honors.

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Christine Atkins

Christine Atkins, 95, of Sedona, died March 21, 2006. She was born Dec. 25, 1910, in Cashion, Ariz., the daughter of Harrie and Sydney Fritsche.

She attended St. Joseph's Academy.

Mrs. Atkins was postmaster in Goodyear from 1947 to 1976.

She leaves a daughter, Harriette Harper of Camp Verde; two grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

A graveside service for the family was held on March 28 in Mountain View Cemetery in Prescott.

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Bobby Reeves

Bobby Reeves, 73, of Camp Verde, died March 26, 2006. He was born April 11, 1932, in Clarkdale, the son of Elvin and Dorothy Reeves.

He attended schools in Cherry, Clarkdale and Camp Verde.

Mr. Reeves had a redi-mix business in Camp Verde from 1955-1970. He bought the Flowerpot Ranch and lived there until 2004. He loved ranching and lion hunting and roping.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Gloria Reeves; daughters Rita Davis and her husband Ken of Phoenix, Ramona Reddell and her husband Steve of Dewey and Roberta Halford and her husband Gary of Camp Verde; a sister, Mary Batina of Casa Grande; and six grandchildren.

A graveside service will be March 30 in Clear Creek Cemetery at 1 p.m.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 Grove Ave., Suite B, Prescott AZ 86301-1667.

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Mildred E. Hamm

Mildred E. Hamm, 91, of Cottonwood, died March 24, 2006. She was born April 8, 1914, in Chicago, the daughter of Mervin and Anna Long.

She moved to Arizona in 1945. She was a member of the Verde Valley Christian Church. She enjoyed quilting, Bible study, reading and hiking. In earlier years, she shared interests with husband, such as archery, camping trips and going to their cabin in Greer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth A. Hamm and a son, Kenneth J. Hamm.

Mrs. Hamm is survived by a son, M. Kent Hamm and a daughter, Holly Paulsen, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held March 28 in the Verde Valley Christian Church. Private burial was in the Sedona Community Cemetery.

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Helen B. Dover

Services for the late Helen Becchetti Dover are set for April 1. There will be a Memorial Mass and Celebration of Life at Immaculate Conception Parish, 700 N. Bill Gray Road, Cottonwood at 10:320 a.m.

Mrs. Dover was born in Humbolt on June 29, 1917, to Joe and Ermelinda Becchetti, prominent residents of Cottonwood. She died Jan. 4, 2006, in Anaheim, Calif. She was the last member of the Joe Becchetti family, preceded in death by her sisters Rachel Verretto and Josephine See, and brothers Frank and Don Becchetti.

She is survived by her son Fred (Kathy), daughter-in-law Janet Dover, two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Private interment of ashes will be in the Cottonwood Cemetery. Donations may be made in her name to First Families of Arizona, 105 N. Fifth St., Phoenix AZ 85004.

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