Obituaries

Ramona Frances Ayala-Ahumada         

Ramona F. Ayala-Ahumada, 48, passed away on Jan. 7, 2008 after a long battle with cancer.  

Ramona grew up in Flagstaff. Later in life she moved to Tucson, where she received her bachelors and masters degrees. Ramona was an inspiration and blessing to all of her family and friends.  Her family and friends are all very proud of her accomplishments throughout her life and her strength and integrity during her illness. She will be missed by all.

She is survived by her parents, Gabe and Lupe Ayala of Williams; a daughter and grandson, Krystal Ayala and Jacob Ayala of Prescott; and brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

The Rosary was held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11, 2008 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Flagstaff.  A funeral Mass was held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008, also at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.  

Donations can made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Condolences can be sent to the Ayala family at www.norvelowensmortuary.com. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Norvel Owens Mortuary.

Peggy Sue Robidoux

Peggy Sue Robidoux, 64, of Buckeye, died Dec. 11, 2007.

Peggy was born on Jan. 2, 1943 to parents Francis and Fay Schulz in Buckeye. At an early age, she moved to Williams where she attended Williams High School, graduating in 1961. She met her husband Roger Robidoux in Williams. They moved to the Buckeye Valley, where they operated several businesses, which included Roger's Gulf Towing.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Roger; four daughters, Sabrina Friar, Jackie Babchuck, Carla Dougherty and Kelly Benbow; three sisters, Shirley Scarbourgh, Debbie Marlow and Ramal Ciruli; two brothers, Brad and Bud Schulz; grandchildren, Matthew, Mitchell, Travis, Houston, Megan, Donna, Destiny, Lara and Haylee; and two great-grandchildren, Seth and Matthew.

Funeral services were held Dec. 14, 2007 at the First Southern Baptist Church with Rev. Artie Woodcox officiating. Pallbearers were Rick Fullerton, Travis Matelski, Matt Rains, Mitchell Dougherty, Houston Matelski and Dick Benbow.

Internment was in the Louis B. Hazelton Memorial Park. The family asks that memorials should be sent to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014.

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