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Obituaries Nov. 10, 2006

Mary E. Moeny

Mary E. Moeny, 87, of Cottonwood, died at her home Nov. 2. She was born May 10, 1919, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, to Rev. James E. Leach and Mary N. Neilson Leach.

Mary grew up in Paddickwood, Saskatchewan, Canada, and later attended school in England. At the outbreak of World War II, she enlisted in the Royal Air Force and served as a WAAF officer and was a radar plotter with 13th Group in Inverness, Scotland. She plotted the first German air raid of the London Blitz and plotted the British planes going out to sink the German battleship Bismarck. Mary came to the United States as the war bride of D. Lloyd Allen.

Mary married William C. Moeny in 1967 and they lived in Albuquerque, N.M. In 1971, Bill and Mary moved to Carrollton, Ga., where they lived for 16 years. Mary was a writer and while living in Georgia, she became a realtor, a profession Mary enjoyed greatly. After retirement, Mary and Bill traveled the United States and Canada with their RV, finally settling in Cottonwood.

Mary became very active in church life at St Thomas Episcopal Church in Clarkdale, singing in the choir and working with many church organizations and committees.

She is survived by her brother, Billy Leach of Wichita, Kan., and three children, Chris Allen of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Diane Wolf of Phoenix, Arizona and Bruce Allen of San Diego, Calif.

She is also survived by her husband, Bill Moeny of the family home in Cottonwood, and his four children, Bill Mike Moeny of Albuquerque, Jim Moeny of Cottonwood, Susan Hawkins of Valley Center, Calif., and Nancy Nash of Alamosa, Colo.

Also surviving Mary are seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

There will be a memorial service at St. Thomas of the Valley Episcopal Church in Clarkdale, Saturday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m.

The family requests that instead of flowers, contributions be made to the Youth Fund at St. Thomas Episcopal Church.

An online guestbook is available at

Sandy Steele

Sandy Steele, 69, a resident of Camp Verde, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006. She was born Nov. 12, 1936, to Joseph and Ruth (Stokie) Sandy in Phoenix, where she grew up and was a graduate of Phoenix Union High School.

She was an award winning equestrian. She was also the Secretary for the National Speedboat and Water Ski Racing Association for several years.

Sandy was an active member of the Camp Verde Lions Club, VFW and American Legion.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Fred T. Steele. She leaves behind her son, Russell Steele of Camp Verde; her daughters, Debra Fields of Phoenix, and Rhea Lian Barnes of Great Falls, Mont.; and two adored grandchildren, both of Great Falls, Mont.

Services for Sandy Steele will be at the Camp Verde American Legion, Nov. 10, 11 a.m.

An online guestbook is available at

Carmen L. Ruiz

Carmen L. Ruiz died Sunday, Nov. 5, Hospice of the Valley in Tempe. Carmen was born Feb. 3, 1925, in Jerome. She resided her entire life in Arizona and still has many friends and family in the Verde Valley.

Carmen is survived by two daughters, Rose Canez of Glendale, and Olivia Kelley of Chandler, along with nine grandchildren, 17 great-grand children and four great-great-grand children.

A Memorial Mass will be held at St Andrews Catholic Church, 3450 West Ray Road, Chandler, Friday, Nov. 17, 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Hospice of the Valley.

Jewell Marriott

Jewell Marriott, 90, of Cottonwood, died Oct. 21. She is survived by two grandchildren, two step grandchildren and numerous great and great-great grandchildren.

She was buried Oct. 25, at Palm Mortuary in Las Vegas, Nev.

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