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Obituaries

Albert Manuel Sandoval

Albert Manuel Sandoval, 64, died at the Miravilla Care Center in Beaumont, Calif. on Friday, Feb. 24, 2006.

Mr. Sandoval was born March 9, 1941 in Williams to the late Juan and Lucy Sandoval. He attended Williams Grade School and graduated from Williams High School in 1959. He served in the United States Marine Corp, receiving an Honorable Discharge in March 1963. During his military service he attained the rank of Corporal and was awarded two Good Conduct Medals and a M1 Rifle Expert Badge.

Upon his return to Williams he married Esther Lugo and they had three children. For years he worked with his uncle and aunt, Robert and Marci Brinias, at the West End Grocery and was also a teller at the local bank before moving to Barstow, Calif.

Mr. Sandoval is survived by his son, Albert (April) Sandoval, Flagstaff; his daughter, Samantha Sandoval and two grandchildren, Justin and Jenifer, of Williams; his daughter Monique Speakman and three grandchildren, Drew, Samuel and Ashlyn, of Parachute, Colo.; four brothers, Alex (Vina) Sandoval and John Sandoval of Williams, Benjamin (Jacie) Sandoval, of Albuquerque, N.M., Ernest Sandoval, of Grants N.M.; and one sister, Dolly Archer, of Tucson. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his brother, Samuel.

A memorial Mass and burial will be held on Thursday March 16 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 900 W. Grant Ave. Williams. The Rev. Billy Kosco, Pastor, will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to St. Joseph's Catholic Church in his name.

Virginia Mae Dahlke

Virginia Mae Dahlke, 82, of Aberdeen, S.D., died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006.

Virginia was born Oct. 5, 1923 to Oltis W. and Christine (McKay) Biggers near Buffalo, N.D. She attended the first seven years of school near the farm. Prior to the eighth grade she moved to Buffalo with her grandparents, Frank and Eva Biggers. She graduated from Buffalo High School in 1941.

She then moved to Fargo, N.D. to work and attend college. She married Leonard E. Thompson in September 1942. The couple lived in various places in Minnesota and North Dakota before settling near Dent, Minn. In 1964 she began working at West Central Turkeys where she worked for 19 years.

On Oct. 5, 2000 she moved to Leola, S.D. to be near family. In October 2002 she moved to the Aberdeen Living Center.

Virginia enjoyed raising vegetables and flowers, irises being her favorite. She also loved raising chickens, geese and goats, which was her favorite hobby.

Virginia is survived by her three sons, Thomas Thompson of Williams, Robert (Joan) Thompson of Claremont, S.D. and David (Marlys) Thompson of Leola, S.D.; and two granddaughters, three step-grandchildren, three great-grandsons, five step-great-grandchildren, a sister, cousins and numerous nieces, nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents and brother, James.

The funeral was held Saturday, Feb. 18, 2005 at Spitzer Funeral Home in Aberdeen, S.D. Burial followed at Buffalo Cemetery in Buffalo, N.D.

Santos R. Garcia

Santos R. Garcia, 78, of Camp Verde, died March 3, 2006 in Flagstaff.

Santos was born March 31, 1927 in Miami and was raised in Williams. He was a former resident of Flagstaff.

Santos served in the United States Army as a rifle M-1 marksman, and parachute jumper and received several medals for World War II services. He worked more than 30 years at the Navajo Army Depot in Bellemont.

He will be missed by many and remembered by all as a kind, loving husband, father, grandfather, great­grandfather and leaves a legacy showing kindness to all in loving God, family and friends.

Santos is survived by his beloved family, sons Richard Garcia, Felipe (Veronica), and Ramon (Veronica); daughters Viola (Alfredo Sr.) Contreras and Margaret (Luis) Garcia- Hernandez; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; brothers Pete (Jackie) Garcia of Cottonwood, Joe (Jeannie) of Washington, and Espiridion of Williams; sisters Amparo Wells of Cottonwood, and Gloria Hudgins of Colton, Calif.; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his wife Fedelina Garcia of 51 years; his parents Jose and Maria Garcia; brothers Jesus and John; and sisters Consuelo Kirkham and Esperanza Gonzalez.

Services were held at St. Pius Church, 2257 E. Cedar in Flagstaff.  Rosary was held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, 2006 and a funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, March 8, 2006 at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at the Calvary Cemetery, 201 W. University in Flagstaff.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Pius Catholic Church in Flagstaff.

Arrangements are under the direction of Norvel Owens Mortuary. 

Geraldine Calley

Geraldine Calley, 95, of Moreno Valley, Calif. passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2006.

Geraldine was a longtime resident of Williams, residing in the city since 1948.

Her husband, Dr. John Calley, preceded her in death.

She is survived by two sons, John E. (Tranquil) Calley of Moreno Valley, Calif. and Jerry L. (Virginia) Calley of Arvada, Colo.; and a daughter, Linda (Kent) Sherman of Flagstaff.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 11, 2006 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1111 Stockmen's Rd. A reception at the church will follow graveside services.

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