9/05/01

Hubert Clark

Hubert Albert Clark Jr., 74, longtime Williams resident, died Aug. 19, 2001in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

He was born Sept. 14, 1926 in Los Angeles, the son of Clara Bertha Bolka and Hubert Albert Clark Sr. His family moved to Williams while Mr. Clark was still a child. He worked 13 years as a machinist at Niggs Engineering and worked as a mechanical engineer at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Altadena, Calif., until his retirement in 1985 when he moved back to Williams.

Mr. Clark served in the Army Air Corps, was a member of the Williams Historic Commission and Williams Airport Commission.

Survivors include a daughter, Kathleen Clark of Glendora, Calif.; and a son, Hubert Allan Clark, a daughter-in-law, Shelley Clark, two grandsons, Hubert Paul Clark and Clay Hancock Clark and a granddaughter, Laura Scena Clark, all of Alta Loma, Calif.

A graveside memorial service will be held, 10 a.m. Sept. 8 at Williams Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were handled by Stewart Chapel and the Rev. Dayl Bingle of St. John’s Episcopal Lutheran Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made in Mr. Clark’s name to The ALS Association, Suite 150, Calabasas Hills, CA 91301-5104.

ALS or Amytrophic Lateral Sclerosis is commonly known as Lou Gherig’s disease.

E. J. Theroux

E. J. Theroux, 79, of Ash Fork, died Aug. 24, 2001 in Phoenix.

Mr. Theroux was born to Earl and Alma Theroux, in Camden, Ala., and came to the Williams area some 63 years ago while he was just a boy. Mr. Theroux along with his wife, “Teeny,” who preceded him in death in December of last year, were well known in the Williams and Ash Fork area. Together they had five children, Ernie Theroux of Topock, Alyce Mizer of Prescott, Earl Theroux of Alaska and Charolette Christensen of Winslow. A son, Jerry, died in 1997.

Mr. Theroux retired from his vending machine business and dearly loved to hunt and fish. Most of the time he could be found somewhere along the Colorado River or Alamo Lake.

Funeral services were held Aug. 30 at the First Baptist Church in Williams with interment following in Williams Cemetery. Stewart Chapel was entrusted with the arrangements.

Janet Davis

Janet Davis, 94, of Ash Fork died Sept. 1, 2001 in Phoenix.

She was born Dec. 27, 1916 in Carbondale, Ill. to Frank and Etta Everett.

Mrs. Davis and her husband of 65 years, W.F. Davis, lived in Ash Fork for many years, having come to Arizona some 60 years ago.

Together, they had four children, Jeanette Edwards, Bill “Butch” Davis, Elaine Wren and Kay Hutlin, as well as nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Davis retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1971. She was an honorary member of the U.S. Air Force Defense team for serving in the Ground Observer Corps in the 1940s.

In the 1950s she was instrumental in setting up the Red Cross in Ash Fork to assist travelers in crossing the desert.

More recently, Mrs. Davis was well known for her many years of service on the Ash Fork School Board.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 5 at the First Baptist Church in Ash Fork with interment in the Ash Fork Cemetery to follow. Stewart Chapel was entrusted with the arrangements.

Fred Eddy

Fred J. Eddy, 80, died Aug. 30, 2001 at his home in Flagstaff.

Mr. Eddy was born Nov. 23, 1920, in Yeager, Okla., and worked for El Paso Natural Gas Co. for 34 yeas before retiring in 1983.

He began his career in Willcox, before transferring to Williams, where he retired.

He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and was an avid sports fan.

Survivors include his wife Willma of Flagstaff; three sons, Jimmy and his wife, Barbara, of Chandler, Larry and his wife, Dixie, of Pendelton, Ore., Gary and his wife, Suelynn, of Williams; and one daughter Sharon Carter and her husband, Paul, of Flagstaff; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Services were held in Flagstaff at Norvel Owens Funeral home Sept. 1. Burial was at Citizens Cemetery in Flagstaff.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society or Northland Hospice.

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