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Obituaries, Feb. 14, 2007

Eugene (Rick) Figy

Eugene "Rick" Figy, of Prescott Valley, died on Feb. 3, 2007. The son of Eugene and the late Delores Figy, Rick was a graduate of Kuhuku High School in Oahu, Hawaii, and was a local contractor.

He is survived by is wife Colleen, and three children, Melanie, Chad and Brooklyn of Sun City. Other survivors include his father Eugene Figy Sr. (Bonnie); three brothers, Robert of San Francisco, Thomas of Cottonwood, Bradley (Angie) of Cottonwood and a sister Cindy (Bo) Ragan of Kingman.

A memorial service to celebrate Rick's life was on Feb. 9, at the Vineyard Christian Fellowship Church, 810 Mingus Ave., Cottonwood. Arrangements were made by Hampton Funeral Home in Prescott.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Colleen and children in an account set up at the National Bank in Prescott Valley.

Mary L. Mara

Mary Louise Mara, 68, of Cottonwood, died Feb. 10, 2007. She was born Oct. 20, 1938, in Brockton, Mass., the daughter of Timothy and Marion Minihan.

She attended Whitman High School and nursing college. Mrs. Mara worked as a nurse at hospitals and medical offices.

Mrs. Mara is survived by her husband of 51 years, Donald J. Mara; three sons, James, Donald and Stephen; a daughter Julie Anne; two sisters, Margaret Winsor and Helen Clancy and four grandchildren.

A funeral service will be March 19 at Westcott Funeral Home at 1 p.m.

An online guestbook is available at www.westcottfuneralhome. com

Ronda L. Willard

Ronda Lee Willard, 61, of Cottonwood, died Feb. 2, 2007. She was born in Baker, Ore., on Aug. 19, 1945, to Romaine M. and Eloise (Wilson) Hook.

Ronda's accomplishments were on a family theme, as that was what mattered most. She was a beautician, and a personal cook to a retired Coast Guard Officer. She enjoyed gardening, landscaping, and decorating-she indeed was a self-taught artist. She was also a violinist.

Ronda was one of Jehovah's Witnesses for 36 years, and was also a Bible educator.

She leaves behind her husband of almost 30 years, Mark Willard of Cottonwood; her daughter, Kris (Pat) Schiffgen of Chino Valley; her mother, Eloise of Arlata, Calif.; and three grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 2 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1310 Arizona 260 in Cottonwood.

An online guestbook is available at

Jim M. Hudson

Jim M. Hudson, 77, of Cornville, died Feb. 11, 2007, in Prescott. He was born Jan. 10, 1930, to Roy and Mary Hudson in Phoenix, where he attended grade school at St. Francis Xavier, and graduated high school from St. Mary's.

Jim was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and served as Airman First Class during the Berlin Airlift.

He was a Colorado River rafting boatman, and a carpenter. He was married to the late Betty Hudson.

Jim leaves behind his son, David Hudson (Tawnya) of Clarkdale; his daughter, Brenda Rohloff (Dan) of Cornville; his brother, Jack Hudson of Phoenix; two sisters, Madeline Custis of South Dakota, and Kathleen Long of Phoenix; and his six grandchildren.

A memorial Mass will be Saturday, Feb. 17, 1 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, where Jim was a member.

A Celebration of Life will immediately follow the Mass at the Page Springs Restaurant.

An online guestbook is available at

Dr. Ray A. Elliott

Ray A. Elliott, Jr., M.D., of Sedona died Feb. 9, 2007, after a brief illness. He was 80 years old. Survivors include two sons, David and Donald, and six grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Feb. 17 at the Church of the Red Rocks in Sedona.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Intensive Care Unit of the Verde Valley Medical Center in Cottonwood.

An online guestbook is available at

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