Thelma Maurine Chandler

Thelma Chandler of Sedona died Sept. 6.

She was 86 years old.

Mrs. Chandler was born in Wellington, Colo. April 7, 1914.

She married John T. Chandler in Colorado Aug. 27, 1932. The couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in July of 1982 with a family reunion at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, Colo. where they had met 50 years earlier.

Mrs. Chandler was active in the American Mothers Inc. and in 1981 was chosen as Colorado Merit Mother.

During her lifetime the couple resided in Boulder, Denver and Arvada, Colorado as well as El Paso, Los Angeles, Santa Rosa, Calif. and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Mrs. Chandler was an amateur artist and created many beautiful art objects including water color paintings. She also worked as a professional model for many years.

Survivors include her husband, John of Sedona; a son, Rev. John Richard Chandler of Amarillo; a daughter, Janette Davis of Cottonwood; two brothers, Vanford Young of Longmont, Colo. and John Young of Colorado; five grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Elsie Maiden

Sedona resident Elsie Maiden died Sept. 7.

A celebration of life is scheduled Sept. Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. John Vianney, 180 Soldier's Pass Rd. in Sedona.

Mrs. Maiden was a resident of Sedona for 43 years where she was a co-owner and owner of many businesses including the Silver Spruce, the Turtle, the Worm, the Wine Cellar and a weekly that later became the Red Rock News.

Survivors include her son, Richard Sternberg of Sedona; five grandchildren, April Ward of Phoenix, William Sternberg of Tempe, Soren Pape, Dylan and Briana Sternberg of Sedona and four great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Maiden is remembered as a woman with vision, strength and conviction.

Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Alzheimer's Association.

Doris M. Graham

A memorial service is scheduled Sept. Friday at 3 p.m. in the Westcott Funeral Home for Cottonwood resident Doris Graham.

Mrs. Graham died Sept. 8 at the age of 91.

She was born Nov. 28, 1908 in Boston, Mass.

She moved to Arizona 30 years ago after residing in New Mexico.

Survivors include her husband, Donald R. Graham; two sons, Dr. Edward Jean of Sacramento and Arnold Jean of Colorado; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Samuel E. Miler

Former minister of the Evangel Foursquare Church in Cottonwood, Rev. Samuel Everette Miler died Sept. 8 in California.

He was 89 years old.

Mr. Miler was born Feb. 3, 1911 in Osceola, Iowa.

Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Westcott Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Cottonwood Cemetery.

Mr. Miler served as minister of the Community Full Gospel Church in Flagstaff for 26 years and later served at the Evangel Foursquare Church in Cottonwood for six years.

In addition to his religious service, Mr. Miler worked on many buildings as a carpenter both through the church and as a career.

He was a member of the Carpenter's Union and a devoted gardener.

Mr. Miler enjoyed good conversation with family and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Catherine Miler; a daughter, Merecedese Phipps of California; two sisters, Reba Pettis and Pansy Spoon of Iowa; four grandchildren, Becqueline Randles, David and Jeffrey Phipps and Jana Kay Brandt and five great-grandchildren, Zachary Brandt, Cameron Randles, Madelyn, Rebecca and Justin Phipps.

Sara Nelson

Cottonwood resident Sara Nelson died Sept. 10 in Flagstaff.

Mrs. Nelson was born April 25, 1923 in Jerome to Marcelino A. Carrillo and Maria Ortega.

She was 77 years old.

Mrs. Nelson worked as a commercial artist and a buyer of medical supplies for the San Manuel Hospital.

She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and a member of the Spanish choir.

Survivors include her sister, Mary Hernandez of Cottonwood, a cousin Joseph Carillo of Cottonwood; eight step-children; two nephews; one niece and many grand nephews and nieces.

A visitation and rosary is scheduled Friday at 6 p.m. with a Mass of Christian burial following Saturday at 9 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 421 N. Willard St. Burial will follow in Valley View Cemetery in Clarkdale.


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