Wed, July 17

MAy 5, 2006

Walter Lee Roe

Walter Lee Roe, 95, formerly of the Verde Valley, died April 23, 2006, in White County Hospital, Searcy, Ark. He was born Jan. 5, 1911, in Sipe Springs, Texas, to Charles L. and Sallie P. (Foster) Roe.

He married Eura M. Bingham on Apr9il 21, 1933, at Deleon, Texas.

He retired after 30 years of service as a locomotive fireman-engineer for the Santa Fe Railroad in Winslow. Following retirement, hea nd his wife moved to the Verde Valley, where they lived until moving to Judsonia, Ark., in 1996.

Mr. Roe was a member of the Church of Christ throughout his life and was most recently a member of the Foothills Church of Christ in Searcy, Ark.

He is survived by his wife Eura, a resident of Oakdale Nursing Home in Judsonia, Ark.; sons, Barney Gail Roe (June), of Brentwood, Calif., and Martin Dan Roe (Brenda), of Safford; daughter JoAnn Alkire (Melvin), of Judsonia; 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Services were at the Comanche Funeral Home, Comanche, Texas, on April 27, with internment at the Gardens of Memory, Comanche, Texas.

Esther Trainor

Esther Hudson Trainor, 91, of Camp Verde, died at her home Monday, May 1, 2006.

She was born in Goosebill (near Fort Benton), Mont., on Feb. 11, 1915. She was the daughter of pioneers Mildred Lebur Barnes and Roland Timothy Hudson. She settled in the Ozark Mountains in 1949.

Esther worked for the State of Missouri, retiring with honors and awards of achievement. She was the president of her chapter of Beta Sigma Phi and she belonged to several social organizations.

In 1996, Esther moved to Camp Verde.

Survivors include children Mary Lee Mittenfilner of Kansas City, Mo.; Marshall Wade Tate (Diane), of Alvin, Texas; and Grady Lowell Tate (Betty), of Camp Verde; seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

A visitation was May 3. Another Viewing will be Saturday, May 6, at 9 a.m. at the Allee Holman-Howe Funeral Home, 101 Clint Ave, in Camdenton, Mo. Graveside Funeral Services will immediately follow the viewing at the Big Niangua Cemetery in Roach, Mo.

In memory of Esther, contributions can be made in her name to: Northern Arizona Hospice, 269 S. Candy Lane, Cottonwood AZ 86326.

An online guestbook is available at

Elsie Cora Williams

Elsie Cora Williams, 93, of Lake Montezuma, died Tuesday, May 2, 2006.

She was born on Sept. 6, 1912, to Cora Ann (Nichol) and Cherrie Clark Sommers in Republic County, Kan. She graduated High School in Chester, Neb.

As an adult, she worked as a bookkeeper at an auto machine shop. She enjoyed genealogy and a good game of bridge.

She is survived by her son, Richard Williams of Lake Montezuma; her daughter, Janice Harnisch of Santa Rosa, Calif.; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

In her memory, make contributions to: RTA Hospice, 70 Bell Rock Plaza, Sedona AZ 86351.

An online guestbook is available at

Jeanette L. Hoffman

Jeanette Lee Hoffman of Cottonwood, died May 1, 2006 at the age of 47. She was born on July 12, 1957, to Clifford F. and Jane E. Hoffman in Melrose Park, Ill.

Jeanette served Cottonwood and the Verde Valley as an accomplished tailor/seamstress for several years and was rendered unable to continue after a serious head trauma injury one year ago. Jeanette will be remembered for her accomplishments in overcoming many hardships and difficulties in life and persevering through many battles with illnesses, losses and disappointments.

She was a fighter, and advocate for the needy, a creative writer, and a deep thinker with a passion for research and science and a desire to learn and know.

Jeanette, the youngest of five siblings, is survived by her mother Jane Hoffman Pfeifer; daughter Jenny Bolyard Porter, of Prescott; sister Nancy Barkley of Camp Verde; sister Carol Wiens of Billings, Mont.; sister Janie Arnold of Spokane, Wash.; and brother Dale Hoffman of Azle, Texas.

There will be a memorial service on Sunday, May 7, at 3 p.m. in Sedona at Solid Rock Church located at the corner of 89A and Shelby Drive in Chimney Rock Square, 2301 W. Hwy 89A. All desiring to honor Jeanette and her family are invited and welcomed to attend.