Hospice of Yuma
VOLUME XXVIV, NUMBER 4
Hospice Matters A PUBLICATION OF HOSPICE OF YUMA
Comfort & Compassion When It’s Needed Most
Hospice Care and A Mother’s ‘Good Death’
This article was printed May 30, 2009 in the San Diego of Parkinson’s disease. About 40 percent In those days, 40 years before Title IX
Union Tribune. It was shared with us, and we would like of Americans who die each year do so guaranteed equality of funding for
to share it with you. under hospice care, whose purpose is to women’s sports, men’s teams traveled to
My mother died this month at age 95. keep a terminal patient comfortable, not other schools for meets. Women swam
This column is a tribute to her example to fight death. in their own pools and telegraphed their
of living - and also a public-policy trib- As Congress considers health care times to each other. My mother hated
ute to the manner of her death, in hos- reform, it should find ways to encourage that inequality. She was economic Re-
pice care. hospice use - “good death” - and save publican but social Democrat - pro-
not only a lot of pain and fruitless (if choice, pro-women’s advancement. She
When Genevieve Kondracke was di- was a loyal churchgoer, but she could
agnosed in April with probable ovarian heroic) effort, but a lot of money too.
stand the religious right.
cancer, she decided against a biopsy, My mother wasn’t an expert on
risky major surgery and a long hospital health policy. She wasn’t very political For 68 years, she cared for my
stay. She died peacefully, at home, vis- (she did run for a school board post brother, Mike, who suffered brain dam-
ited often beforehand by her family, and once), but she had some strong views. age from a high fever in infancy and is
in no pain. She was a feminist long before anyone somewhat mentally disabled. Early on,
discovered “The Feminine Mystique.” she tried to get help and training for
This is my second experience with him, but few resources were available.
hospice, and it confirms all I appreciated She worked her way through the Uni- Then he lived with her, alone after my
about the humane care that my wife, versity of Illinois in the depth of the De- father died in 1976. She kept him out of
Milly, received as she died five years ago pression. She was also a member of the trouble, helped him get odd jobs and
from multisystem atrophy, a severe form women’s swimming team. trained him to be a good guy.
Continued on page 2
Thrift Shop Volunteers Needed
Every year Hospice of Yuma provides are used specifically for this purpose. To volunteer, you must be at least 18
The Hospice of Yuma Thrift Shop has years old and able to commit at least four
hundreds of thousands of dollars in
volunteer opportunities open year round. hours per week. For more information
charitable care for our patients. Our
If you enjoy being around people, want please contact us at the Hospice of Yuma
Thrift Shop is one way to raise the reve-
to make new friends and help us raise Thrift Store at 782-9593.
nue needed to provide the best care pos-
sible for all of our patients. All of the net money to care for the terminally ill in
proceeds generated by the Thrift Shop our community, we welcome your help.
A Note From the Executive Director
John Williams great stress. Other volunteers, who have been tough we have cared for
Executive Director help with the Hospice of Yuma events many terminally ill patients who have
or assist in our office, make it possible no insurance coverage and who have
for us to apply our resources more no financial means of paying for hos-
effectively for our patients. Donors pice care. Becoming a sponsor of the
who support our work with contribu- Ocean to Ocean Gala is an excellent
It is an unfortunate fact that our
tions enable us to live up to our com- way for area businesses and individu-
patients and their families face great
mitment to always provide the best als to highlight their commitment to
difficulty whenever we are called in to
possible care even when the costs ex- the community that supports them
help. Despite the sadness and fear
ceed what Medicare and insurance and to make a lasting difference in the
they face, our work does so much to
reimburses us for. Donor support also quality of life for terminally ill patients
enhance their comfort, dignity and
allows us to provide care for patients in our area.
grace that it is highly rewarding. It
who cannot afford our care. The sup- The spirit of generosity and giving
says a lot that there isn’t one member
port of area businesses and individuals within our community is heartwarm-
of our staff who is not humbled when
strengthens our community and helps ing and humbling. Not a day goes by
he or she thinks of the work we do
ensure that more people understand that I do not notice something we
everyday. So I can’t help thinking of
the availability and benefits of hospice have done for a patient or a family that
the many blessings we have because of
care when they need it. would not be possible without your
your support of our mission to pro-
vide the best possible end-of-life care. On October 17, 2009, we will host help. It is truly a blessing to be a part
Your support takes many forms, all of our annual Ocean to Ocean Gala fund- of such a community.
which are instrumental in our success. raising dinner and silent auction at the For more information on sponsor-
Volunteers who work with our pa- Historic Yuma Territorial Prison. The ing our Ocean to Ocean Gala, or for
tients and families make an extraordi- monies raised through the gala will go tickets, please contact our Director of
nary commitment, going through to support our charitable care program Fund Development, Ashlie Davis at
many hours of training and then being which has significantly grown in size 343-2222.
available to families who are under from last year. As economic times
Continued from front Congress should pay attention: A those who didn't. Moreover, the study
My mother had great genes, was a 2007 Duke University study showed that said, “higher costs were associated with a
good golfer and stayed active deep into hospice use could reduce Medicare costs worse quality of death,” as reported by
old age. But after several mini-strokes, by as much as $7,000 per patient in the caregivers.
my brother and I persuaded her two last year of life, or $2,300 on average. The hospice movement has grown
years ago to move from her house in Thirty percent of Medicare’s current dramatically since its importation from
Illinois to a retirement home near him in $500 billion annual cost pays for the care Britain in the 1970s, especially after
Ohio. of the 5 percent of beneficiaries who die Medicare decided to pay for hospice care
each year, and about a third of that is in 1983. Forty percent of terminal can-
My mother was determined to avoid
spent in the last month of life, or $50 cer patients now use hospice care, but
needles, anesthesia, surgeons, intensive
billion. the percentage is much lower for other
care units, tracheotomy, ventilators, re-
suscitation - all the heroic measures hos- A study published this year by the chronic diseases.
pitals take to keep a patient alive. In- Dana-Farber Cancer Institute showed that Government should find ways to
stead, Odyssey, the hospice service pro- when terminal cancer patients just had a spread the custom so that eventually eve-
vided visiting nurse, pain medicine when conversation with their doctors about ryone, like my mother, chooses to close
she needed it, a social worker and spiri- end-of-life options, costs of care went out a good life with a good death.
tual counseling. down by 35 percent, compared with
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Investing In Hospice
We wish to thank Ron Martin and the hard work you do, both inside and Thank you to the following commu-
Family for their recent grant in the outside Hospice of Yuma. nity groups for their contributions:
amount of $8,750.00. This grant was Thank you to Tawnee Miller of Yuma Women’s Club: $200.00 and
set up years ago by Mr. Martin through Serendipity Photography for donating Fraternal Order of Eagles: $311.00.
the Arizona Community Foundation. her time and talent, taking photos of Your continued support of our organi-
Thank you, Ron Martin and Family for staff and patients. Tawnee has visited zation is truly appreciated!
showing your commitment to the com- many families, providing beautiful We have also received funds from
munity through your contribution to photos of loved ones in end-of-life. the State Employees Charitable Cam-
Hospice of Yuma.
We wish to thank Hospice of Yuma paign in the amount of $1,347.29 and
We also wish to thank Mr. and Mrs. volunteer Carol Dodd for sewing very Combined Federal Campaign in the
John Osterman for their recent contri- lovely scarves for the Wig Program. As amount of $2,148.16. These programs
bution of $250.00 through a grant we reported in the last newsletter, we allow state and federal employees to
from the Arizona Community Founda- had been running low on scarves, and make payroll deducted contributions to
tion. Carol was more than willing to meet their charities of choice. Thank you to
A very, very special thank you to the challenge of sewing more scarves. those employees who choose to give to
Hospice of Yuma nurse Ann Farley, for Hospice of Yuma!
Thank you to Betteryuma.org for
once again putting on her annual Sil- your recent contribution of $1,000.00.
pada Fundraiser to benefit Hospice of Also received from St. John Neumann
Yuma. This year, the funds raised will Parish was a $1,000.00 contribution.
go into the Wig and Prosthesis pro- Thank you Betteryuma.org and St. John
gram, enabling us to purchase more Neumann Parish for your support of
prostheses. Ann, we truly appreciate all our organization.
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
– Winston Churchill
Gold Canyon Candle Fundraiser for the Wig & Prosthesis Program
Beginning September 1 through like to help us further by selling can- Any money we can raise for this pro-
September 30, we will be hosting a dles, please call Ashlie Davis at 343- gram is very much appreciated and
Gold Canyon Candle Fundraiser with 2222, and she will be happy to give helps us reach our goal of helping as
monies raised to go directly toward you a catalog. many women as we can feel better
the Wig & Prosthesis Program. We Breast prosthesis are very expen- about themselves while they’re going
are now in need of prostheses for this sive; wholesale cost is $60 to $180 for through one of the toughest times in
program, and have the ability to pur- one prosthesis (not a pair) and cost their lives.
chase them at cost through a distribu- from a catalog can reach $300 each.
tor. If you would like to get a head
start on your Christmas list and pur-
chase some very well renowned Gold
Canyon Candles, all the while support-
ing a good cause, please stop by the
Hospice of Yuma office. If you would
SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2009 PAGE 3
The word “goodbye” represents so that, as we hugged in the parking lot, I
Father Paul Gambling much, in and of itself. The contracted said “goodbye,” I pronounced a bless-
form that we are familiar with came ing and said “I love you.” It may have
into use in the Seventeenth Century as seemed to be small, but it was every-
a contraction of “God be with you” or thing that it needed to be.
I recently had cause to think again possibly “God bye [redeem] you.” Saying “goodbye” to someone we
how to say “goodbye” to someone Whichever form it was, the sense of love is one of the most difficult things
that we love, especially since material the parting is the same - “God hold that we as human beings have to do,
things could not be an issue in this you close as you go.” Our Spanish but at least we know that they are
case; she is traveling by air to another speaking friends have a very similar resuming their journey carrying our
country and weight restrictions mean form for leave taking, “viacondios” love and a blessing.
that we could not “load her down” literally “go with God.” Both of these
with a lot of “stuff.” Usually, tokens expressions are the form of a blessing. Pax, Paul
of affection and presents would be the When our loved ones are leaving
way we would say, “We miss you and and cannot take anything physical
we love you,” but this is not an option with them, they can still carry our love
now. and our blessings. It was with solace
Ways to Help Those Journeying Through Grief
Gay Anderson away. Healing can only come as us and with their death, the mir-
Bereavement Services the pain is felt, expressed and ror is broken. Our mirror is bro-
lived through. We do an injustice ken - our image is now different.
if we try to take the pain away. Part of grieving is rebuilding our
4) Help bereaved understand that self-image.
1) Connect to where the grieving their feelings are normal and part 8) Each loss is a loss of self and, a
person is - what they are feeling/ of loss. loss of part of our meaning and
saying. Walk with them holding 5) Allow their story to be told over reason for living - grieving is the
their hand on this journey rather and over. Ask questions about the process of finding new meanings,
than pulling them faster than they person who died - about his/her new reasons for living. You can
are ready to go or holding them life, illness and death; look at pho- help this process through listen-
back. tos and mementos. ing, encouraging, supporting ,
2) Support bereaved persons in their 6) Go on the journey with bereaved being there, allowing pain, the
grief - loneliness is incredible. with no map - the map has been tears, and the rebuilding.
Being with them is more impor- destroyed. Journey along side of
tant than saying or doing any- them rather than pushing or pull-
thing. ing them.
3) Allow the pain and hurt to be felt 7) When someone we love dies, part
and expressed - don’t try to smile of ourselves dies as well. People
it away, explain it away or pray it we love reflect ourselves back to
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Thrift Shop Manager
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“Extraordinary things are accomplished by a healing heart.”
– Kirsti A. Dyer, MD, MS
The Lost Art of Writing Condolence Letters
We have all faced the awkwardness of are specific to the grieving person will be the following seven components you
more treasured. These personal and may want to include in your letter:
losing a friend or hearing that someone
heartfelt words of condolence serve as a 1. Acknowledge the loss and refer to
we knew passed away and wondered
tribute to the deceased and words of the deceased by name.
what we should do. “What can I say?
comfort to the bereaved.
How can I help support the surviving 2. Express your sympathy.
family members and let them know that A letter of sympathy, or condolence,
I share in their grief and that I am think- should be written and sent promptly. A 3. Note any special qualities of the de-
ing of them?” good guideline is within the first two ceased that come to mind.
weeks following the loss. Hand write 4. Include your favorite memory of the
A sympathy or condolence note can
the letter on stationery rather than typing deceased.
be a great source of comfort to someone
and printing from a computer. If you
who is grieving the loss of a loved one. 5. Remind the bereaved of their per-
want to use a store bought card, write a
It’s a sincere way of letting that person sonal strengths or special qualities.
personal note on stationery and tuck it
know that they are in your thoughts as
inside the card. 6. Offer help, but make sure it is a spe-
they go through the difficult process of
cific offer. Instead of ‘Let me know
grief and mourning. Write the letter in your own voice,
if I can help with anything at all,’ try
meaning the way you would normally
Finding the right words to say isn’t something like, ‘I know that Phil
speak to the person. There is no reason
always a simple task, but it’s one that is took you to church every Sunday.
to get too fancy and try to come up with
worth your time and energy. Anyone Let me take over duty for a while.’
a poem or verse unless that is how you
can pick up a mass-produced condolence
normally speak or unless you’re a writer 7. End the letter with a thoughtful
card from their local card shop or drug
by profession. word, a hope, a wish, or expression
store. That’s a nice gesture, but writing
words of sympathy from your heart that Years ago I read an article that gave
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CENTURIONS IN MEMORARIUM Klingenberg Howard Fornof
June - July 2009 Mrs. Merline Lee Mr. & Mrs. Tom DeCesare
June - July
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Mr. & Mrs. Joseph
2009 Livingston Fitzgerald
Anonymous Mr. & Mrs. Don McCain Flattum Family
Mr. & Mrs. Tom Cole in Marie Abshire Mr. & Mrs. Lynn Mr. & Mrs. Robert Fuss
memory of Robert Englund Desert Lakes Homeowners McCullough Mrs. Margaret Graves
Gold Patron Association Mr. & Mrs. Robert Meiser Mr. & Mrs. Bill Henry
Mr. Harold Albon in First Baptist Church Mr. & Mrs. Bob Pancrazi Ms. Sharon High
memory of Gail Albon Elmer Allig Mr. & Mrs. Perry Schuman Mr. & Mrs. John Mahaney
Mr. & Mrs. John Garcia in Mr. & Mrs. Harold Harms Schwark & Terhark, CPA’s Mr. & Mrs. James Marko
memory of John & Betty David Altermott Mr. & Mrs. Keifer Shipp Mr. & Mrs. Richard
Fahey Mrs. Kay Altermott Ms. Jo Ann Stevens Marquez
Ms. Joanne Harrington Rose Andreas Mr. & Mrs. Selden Stone Mr. Robert McNamara, Jr.
Ms. Barbara M. Lee Mrs. Barbara Jonson Ms. Florence Taylor Mr. & Mrs. Alan Miller
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Muthart in Dorothy Badger Mr. & Mrs. Frank Townsend Mr. & Mrs. William Myers
memory of Jacob Daily & Mr. Edward Badger Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Mr. & Mrs. Harold Pershall,
Waymon Sellers Funeraria del Angel Townsend Sr.
Mr. Steve Watkins in Lloyd Belt Waymon Farms Mr. Mike Powell
memory of Phoebe Watkins Mr. John Belt Robert L. Coutchie Mr. & Mrs. John Prather
Silver Partner Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Belt Mrs. Luda Soldwedel Mr. & Mrs. JB Ross
Ms. Lena Ammons Mr. & Mrs. Richard Henry J. Czajkowski Mr. & Mrs. Tom Rushin
JSA Company Burgeson EMG Sun Graphics
Ms. Doris Hoffman in Mr. & Mrs. Harold Fronk Mr. Ray Karas Mr. L.P. Wadleigh, Jr.
memory of Robert Ms. Marlene Lenhardt Schwark & Terhark, CPA’s Ms. Joni Weerheim
Hoffman Mr. & Mrs. Ed Morrison George Dahlquist Mr. & Mrs. Craig Wilson
Mr. John Osborn in memory Ms. Karen Nesbitt Mr. & Mrs. Richard Schuller YRMC Case Management
of Audrey Osborn Ms. Maxine Reid Jacob Daily Joan Gebhardt
Member Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Reid Coronation Peak Ranches/ Mr. Wayne Warren
Mr. Thadd Baker Mr. & Mrs. William Winters Mr. & Mrs. Neil Bowman Martha Gentry
Mr. & Mrs. Harley Glenn D. Bryant Patsy Daniel Ms. Norma Ferguson
Berryman in memory of Mrs. Monica Bryant Mr. & Mrs. WJ Anderson Ms. Maudella Kammann
Joyce Consual & Waymon Claude Cabanillas Colorado River Consulting Mildern Gernon
Sellers Mr. Dennis Holling Mr. Jim Cuming Ms. Melveleah Yeager
Mr. Gary Close in memory John E. Carter Mr. & Mrs. Tom Edwards John Grippando
of Deane Close Mr. & Mrs. Donald Peerson Mr. & Mrs. Michael Mrs. Joyce Grippando
Mr. James Coughlin in Henry Casares Kalsman Edward Groff
memory of Patricia Mr. & Mrs. Hank Green Ms. Suzanne Kirk Mr. & Mrs. Raymond
Coughlin Mr. & Mrs. Norman Hill Mrs. Marilyn Matheus Cuckler
Mr. & Mrs. Louie Kehl in Diane Cease Mr. & Mrs. Don McCain Joe Guerrero
memory of Robert Wilbur Ms. Joanne Hill Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Mrs. Alice G. Lorona
Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Joe & Winnie Chretin Townsend Rosemarie Gwynn
Kottenbrook Mr. & Mrs. David Willinger Samuel Dick, III Coronation Peak Ranches/
Mr. Wayne Pea Sarah B. Coil Mrs. Betty DeBerry Mr. & Mrs. Neil Bowman
Dr. & Mrs. William Phillips Mr. & Mrs. David Willinger Steven Dick Wayne Handley
Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Richards Joyce Consaul Mr. & Mrs. Louie Kehl Marcia Handley
Mrs. Ramona Salcido Mr. & Mrs. William Babb, Mr. & Mrs. Don Strickland Joan Havins
Ms. Ruth Williams Jr. Dean Dixon Mr. Clyde Havins
Mr. & Mrs. Chuck Bell Dr. & Mrs. Ronald Morris Honore Hedlund
HONORARIUMS Mr. Jim Cuming Mr. & Mrs. Richard Desert Lakes Homeowners
June - July Ms. Maxine M. Dick Swanson Association
2009 Mr. & Mrs. Robert Erwin Cone Dorris Mrs. Jackie Pekelder
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Figueroa Mr. & Mrs. Ray Griffin Richard L. Hefner
Dr. & Mrs. Richard Geyer Mrs. Sue Harlow Mrs. Sue Harlow
Paul Gambling Ms. Alta Mae Higgins Ms. Christina Lefebvre
Johnson Mortuary & Desert Gray & Terkelsen, PLLC
Mr. & Mrs. Ray Griffin Mr. & Mrs. Keith Stone Ms. Debra Robles
Lawn Memorial Ms. Norma Welch Sun Graphics
Ms. Terri Groezinger
Mr. & Mrs. Doug Henry Tom Doyle Lis Hepler
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Mr. & Mrs. Rufus Artmann Fornof Family
Kalsman The Hon. & Mrs. Tom Cole Beverly Hinkle
Mrs. Ursula King Mr. & Mrs. Bob Pancrazi 1st Bank Yuma
Mr. & Mrs. John Mr. & Mrs. Peter Popernack Ms. Robin Anderson
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ATP & Associates, LLC Ms. Bonny Rhodes Mr. & Mrs. James F. Platt Ms. Gayle Wood
Mr. Jerry Emrick Clarence Ogden Mrs. Dottie Priest Geraldine Woodman
Ms. Gloria A. Green Mrs. Lillian Ogden Mr. & Mrs. Bill Ruth Mr. & Mrs. David Willinger
Mrs. Lorraine Grover Mr. Walter Parsons SMT Farms, LLC Lance Wozniak
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Kalsman Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Tamusaitis Sprague’s Sports Mr. & Mrs. David Willinger
Mrs. Ruth Leal Ray Perkins Mr. & Mrs. Larry Suciu William L. Yancey
Ms. Jean E. Rivers Ms. Margaret Gundy Mrs. Jo Thompson Mr. & Mrs. Reggie Feller
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Steffen Ms. Iris Hay Ms. Dorothy Toney Louise Yoast
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Taylor Mr. Jimmy Kindle Mr. & Mrs. Russell Tyndall Ms. Elaine Potes
Ms. Ellen O. Wheeler Mrs. Phyllis J. Perkins Mr. & Mrs. Tom Vanhassel Charles Young
Mr. Ralph Williams Ms. Eunice Pickup Mr. & Mrs. Richard Walters Mr. & Mrs. E.W. Grover
Mr. & Mrs. Ron Yowell Mr. & Mrs. Carmen Sande Waymon Farms
Yuma International Airport Mrs. G.M. Twete Ms. Mary Wilcox
Elsie Jensen Mr. & Mrs. Pat Wilhelm YPG Directorate of
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Kalsman Irene Poels Contracting
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Cuming YRMC Case Management
June - July
Livingston Mrs. Wanda Langley Lydia Rider 2009
Mr. & Mrs. J. Glendon Moss Ms. Beverly Morris Ms. Amber Rider
Mrs. Luda Soldwedel Mr. & Mrs. Robert Shipp Millie Ringer Ms. Phyllis Courtright
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Swanson Rodney Priest Mr. Herb Hicks Mrs. Velma Davis
Edward Jonson ATP & Associates Ruby Root Mr. William Gladfelter
Mr. & Mrs. George Shitara Mr. & Mrs. Blake Autry Mrs. Shirley Weber Mr. Scott Griffin
Rosemary Killam Mr. & Mrs. Frank Bornt Leroy Runyon Mrs. Madge Jones
Anonymous Dr. Bruce Butcher Mr. & Mrs. Donald Climer Mr. Scott McMaster & Mr.
Mr. & Mrs. Francis Berg Mr. & Mrs. Ray Butcher Leonard Rutan Ervie McMaster
Mr. Wayne Owens Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Coffeen Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Klein Ms. Elmeda Nickell
Mr. Allan Thompson Mr. & Mrs. Shayne Compton Waymon Sellers
Floyd Killman Colorado River Consulting Coronation Peak Ranches/
Ms. Betty Lou Cook Coronation Peak Ranches/ Mr. & Mrs. Neil Bowman
Mr. & Mrs. Mark Etherton Mr. & Mrs. Neil Bowman Mr. & Mrs. Mike Daily
Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Fly Mr. & Mrs. Mike Daily Mr. & Mrs. Paul Muthart
Ms. Glenna Gibbs Mr. Louis Didier Mr. & Mrs. James Platt
Mr. & Mrs. E.W. Grover Mr. & Mrs. Steve Dunn Dana Gene Smith
Ms. Sheila Logan Mr. & Mrs. Michael Edgar Mr. & Mrs. John Gallett
Mr. & Mrs. Frank McDaniel Mr. & Mrs. Reggie Feller Mr. Donald Garner
McElhaney Cattle Company Mr. & Mrs. John Flanagan Mr. Billy Martin
Mr. & Mrs. Phil Valenzuela Mr. Charles Flynn Mr. Edward Martin, Sr.
Bernita King Mr. & Mrs. John Ford Ms. Carolyn Sawyer
Mr. & Mrs. Veryl Malberg Mrs. Margaret Fornof Ms. Rachelle Skaggs
Stacy Shipp Kramer Mr. & Mrs. Daniel A. Fox Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Vogt
Shipp’s Auto Salvage Gila Valley Farms Norma Steiert
Ida Mae LaMirande Griffin Ranches Mr. & Mrs. Frank Townsend
Mr. Wayne Warren Mr. & Mrs. Ray Griffin Adeline Stein
Robert J. Ledet Mr. & Mrs. Dale Harvick Ms. Nancy Kazokas
Mr. & Mrs. David Willinger Mr. & Mrs. Lynn Harvick Lila Rae Tharp
Sherry Littlewood Mrs. Colleen Hefner Ms. Alyce David
Ms. Jeri Brownell Mr. & Mrs. Fred Hoffmeyer Fire-Dex, LLC
Ms. Susan Gleason Mr. & Mrs. Jim Hussey Mrs. Nancy Kisling
Ms. Doris M. Hoffman Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Ranslem
Mrs. Dorothy Love Ms. Sandra Keane Mrs. Betty Thede
Mrs. Jean K. Marr Mr. & Mrs. Ed Kerwin Mr. & Mrs. James Van Sickle
Mr. Brian McBride Ms. Jill Labossiere Mr. Donald Vopalensky
Mr. & Mrs. Carl B. Molander Mrs. Barbara M. Lee Ms. Juanita Vopalensky
Mr. & Mrs. Bob Ramsey Mrs. Vera Morris Wayne Thompson
Ms. Helen Wratney Mr. & Mrs. J. Glendon Moss Mr. & Mrs. Chuck Nelson
Mary Loghry Mr. & Mrs. Bill Nicholson Robert Vance
Mr. & Mrs. David Willinger Mrs. Florence Ostrander Mr. & Mrs. Don Strickland
James B. McEntyre Mr. & Mrs. Bob Pancrazi Evelyn Ward
Mr. & Mrs. Ken Bredemeyer Mr. & Mrs. Lamar Parker Ms. Alison Caffey
Therole Miller Mr. and Mrs. Sam Pepper Grace Weatherly
Mrs. Beverly Miller Pioneer Express Lube & Car Ms. Sharon Remmy
Joan Murrell Wash Donald Wood
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