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December 5, 2012

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Page 26 Cactus Dodgers December 5, 2012 In Memoriam Welcome back Snow Birds, if you Square or Round Dance, come and join us for a night of fun.. Monday���s from: 7pm-9pm (Rounds between tips. Mainstream and some Plus) at the Quartzsite Improvement Association Building (QIA), 234 E. Ironwood. If you haven���t danced in awhile come-out and just watch or see if that body remembers the steps? Cactus Dodgers Square and Round Club was started in 1974 in the Quartzsite area, so depending on how long you have been making the trac to Quartzsite you might see some old friends and maybe make some new ones. (Free RV dry camping night of dance ONLY) Memorial Service planned for Dec. 19th Square and Round Dance Schedule ( Dec. 10 caller...Darrell Newell (Carolyn Cook..Round Dance). Lake Havasu. Dec. 17 caller, Gordy Oseth, Lake Havasu Dec. 24 Dark......Merry Christmas! Dec. 31 Dark......Merry Christmas! One of Quartzsite���s longtime residents, Myra Mae Snyder, passed away recently, and a memorial service to honor her life has been planned for December 19, which would have been her 90th birthday. The service will take place at the Southern Baptist Church on Kofa St. at 2 p.m. Myra Snyder Myra was one of the most beloved people in Quartzsite. She and her husband of 25 years, Joe Snyder, owned and operated Snyder���s Discount Foods at the corner of Johnson Ave and Cowell St (across from the post of���ce) for 8 years before retiring and moving to Peach Springs. They continued to come down to Quartzsite every winter, and Joe started working for D & D Produce (he still does). Myra loved Quartzsite and the people in it, and was known to be very instrumental in working to get Quartzsite incorporated back in the 80s. She and Joe have played Santa and Mrs. Claus for the past 8 Christmas light parades, and this was one of her favorite things to do each winter. She was also a member of the Southern Baptist Church.. Myra never had children, but she thought of Joe���s kids as her own. She also loved her little Chihuahua/Grey- hound mix Fawn, who misses her very much. Joe���s two daughters Sheri and Teri and son John were her family, along with 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. She ���nally ful���lled her life���s dream of having a home in the country when they moved to Peach Springs several years ago. She loved sitting on the deck looking out over the scenery of her country home with Joe and her dog by her side. The town will be a sadder place without her friendly smile and laughter--she was one of the best people you could ever hope to call a friend. Please join us on December 19, to celebrate Myra���s life and love of life with Joe and the rest of her extended family. Help us honor her memory by sharing your thoughts and stories with everyone who knew and loved her. Gerald (Jerry) Vandever Born in Wynnewood, OK, Sept. 22, 1935 to Mary Belle & James Archie Vandever passed October 21, 2012 at home. Gerald is survived by his wife Mary of 55 years, 3 sons, David, Lyndon & Mark; grandchildren Loren David, Lacie, Baylie, Jake & Ava; sisters Lora & Lawanda and brothers Gary & Richard Leon. He is preceded in death by his parents, younger brother Ron and grandson Jimmy Vandever. We���re back OPEN! Just in time for the Holidays! NEW ITEMS arriving daily! Open 9am-1pm Closed Sundays Jerry retired as a Supervisor from A.P.S. in 1990, after 34 years. He then started and ran 3 successful businesses. Memorial services were held Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 at Deer Valley Light & Life Church,Phoenix, AZ. In lieu of ���owers, the family requests donations to Emmanuel Pines Camp, 3000 Spence Spring Rd., Prescott, AZ 86305 or WE���RE BACK! Looking forward to seeing our Friends! Don���s Rocks 101 S. Moon Mountain Rd. Quartzsite Decorative Landscaping For more information, contact Call Don 928-927-3080 208-255-6955 Salvation Army at 928-927-3636 Hauling, Dumptruck & Backhoe Services

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