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Paula Schnebly Hokanson
Jan. 4, 1937 —
Dec. 9, 2013


Paula Schnebly Hokanson died Dec. 9 in Tucson.

She is survived by husband John E. Hokanson; brother Larry [Lee] Schnebly; sister Patricia Schnebly Ceballos; daughters Mel [Bud] Richey, Celeste [Tom] Lewellen and Lyric [Gary] Naquin; and five grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, she asked that gifts be shared with the PEO Sisterhood, Desert Skies United Methodist Church and the Sedona Historical Society.

A memorial service will be held at the church at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, in Tucson.


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  • Mel Richey

    Paula, granddaughter of Sedona Schnebly, her paternal grandmother for whom the town Sedona was named, passed away in her home in Tucson.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Ellsworth and Lucille Schnebly.
    A true native daughter of Arizona, she received her teaching degree at age 21 from Arizona State College where she met her husband, John E. Hokanson, of 57 years. They were married, December 22, 1956, at Wayside Chapel and walked across the highway to her parents home for a reception following the ceremony. This was one of the many reasons the Sedona community was so dear to her. A special thanks to the Sedona Historical Society who inspired mother throughout her illness. She was so proud of their work and was grateful to be a part of it.

  • Priscilla Miller Peters

    I believe we are related..I married Gary D. Miller in 1957, his parents were
    Amiel and Evelyn Miller..I remember when they visited Ellsworth in the late fifties. Amiel and Evelyn were from Gorin MO.
    Sincerely
    Priscilla

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