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Obituaries, Jan. 10, 2007

Peggy A. Stromer

Peggy Anne Stromer, 75, of Cottonwood, died surrounded by her loving family on Jan. 2, 2007, after a four-month battle with cancer. She was born April 15, 1931, to Harvey and Martha Merriman in Meadville, Pa.

Peggy was married to the late Rodney Stromer. She was a self-employed bookkeeper in Phoenix, and became an enrolled agent for the IRS before she retired.

Peggy was a caring and devoted mother and grandmother. She had an adventurous spirit and loved traveling to Alaska and Mexico. She loved all animals, large and small, but especially her loyal companion, Oreo. She had a deep and abiding faith in God, which guided her and gave her comfort throughout her life.

Survivors include two daughters, Sandra Parker (Jay), of Vassar, Mich., and Elizabeth Lloyd (Larry), of Cottonwood; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be Jan. 13 at 2 p.m. at the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 1500 W. Maryland Ave., in Phoenix.

An online guestbook is available at

Ronald G. Meyers

Ronald Glen Meyers, 66, of Rimrock, died Dec. 30, 2006. He was born on Dec. 3, 1940, in Sioux Falls, S.D., to Bruce and Effie Meyers.

Ronald is survived by his wife Patricia, daughters Kim and Myrna, sons Jeff and Tom and six grandchildren.

Funeral services were Jan. 8 at Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary in Glendale. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society (800) 227-2345.

Joseph D. Berolatti

Joseph D. Berolatti died Jan. 5, 2007, in St. Claire Shores, Mich. He was 72 years old.

Joe was born in Clarkdale to the late Joseph and Mary Berolatti. He graduated from Clarkdale in 1951, and while in high school he excelled scholastically and in athletics. In his senior year he was named to the Arizona All Northern First Team in basketball.

Joe was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

He is survived by his son Joseph, his daughters Tina and Deborah, two grandchildren, his sisters Josie (Sal) Munoz, Anne Cabral, Emma (Bob) Ochoa, and Mary Lou Berolatti.

Final burial and services were held in St. Claire Shores.

Anita Schilling

Anita Schilling, 90, a resident of Clarkdale, died Jan. 7 2007, in the Village of Oak Creek.

She was born Jan. 22, 1916, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to John K. and Rose Larkin.

Anita worked for Gyrodyne, within the aerospace industry as a purchasing clerk.

She was very active within the community, volunteering at the Verde Valley Medical Center, and participated in the meals on wheels program. Anita was also involved with the Grandmother's Club, the Gem & Mineral Club, the Secret Pal Club at the Verde Valley Manor, of which, she was the founder, as well as, a former member of the Columbiettes in New York, and the Verde Valley Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary in Cottonwood.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Walter P. Schilling, Sr.; and her brothers, Raymond Larkin and John K. Larkin, Jr. She leaves behind her two sons, Walter P. Schilling, Jr. with his companion, Barbara of New Jersey, and Robert P. Schilling with his wife, Catherine of New York; her daughter, Doris S. Gardner with her husband, Peter W. of Arizona; her sister-in-law, Bertha Larkin of New York; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held in Anita's honor at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cottonwood, on Saturday, Jan. 13, 11 a.m., were Anita was a member.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: RTA Hospice and Palliative Care, 70 Bell Rock Plaza, Suite A, Sedona, 86351.

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