Ervin Musgrove

Ervin Leon Musgrove, 74, of Taylor, died peacefully Friday, June 28, 2019, at his home. He was born Feb. 1, 1945, in Hillsboro, Oregon, to Eldridge and Marie (Jeffery) Musgrove.

Ervin moved to Arizona as an infant and had fond early memories of living in Heber/Chevelon, where he made lifelong friends. His family then moved to Woodville, California, where he attended elementary and middle school. The family moved back to Arizona, where Ervin graduated from Winslow High School in 1963. In 1965 he was drafted into the US Army. He served as a sergeant in the infantry division for two years, including 18 months in Germany.

He married the love of his life, Julie Ann Jones, April 16, 1969. Together they shared 42 wonderful years before her passing March 29, 2010.

He is survived by his daughter, Sandy Musgrove-Villareal of Chandler; brothers: Amos (Jackie) of Visalia, California, Lyn (Ellie) of Snowflake; sisters: Judy Heath (Ted) of Snowflake, Lorna (Charles) Waldemar of Twin Falls, Idaho, Jeanne Stroh of San Antonio, Texas, and Neta Musgrove of Port Allegany, Pennsylvania; along with many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Julie; son Brian; parents, Eldridge and Marie Musgrove and sister Faye Cox.

Ervin worked at the Paper Mill for 42 years, retiring in 2010. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He was a big baseball fan, both playing and watching. He loved classic cars, traveling, reading, Native American artifacts and history. Ervin’s greatest joy was his family and his dogs.

Ervin will be forever known for his quiet generosity, kind spirit and witty sense of humor. He will be deeply missed by family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, at Owens Livingston Mortuary-Heritage Chapel, 84 E. 19 S. in Snowflake. Graveside services will be held following the services at 3:30 p.m. at the Show Low Cemetery.

Owens Livingston Mortuary of Snowflake handled arrangements. For those who have special memories and would like to send private condolences or sign an online guest book, visit

Eva Van Horn

Eva Lorraine Van Horn peacefully entered eternal rest June 17, 2019, at the Haven of Lakeside in Lakeside. She was born Feb. 19, 1933, to Yalmar Juntunen and Hilda (Hogan) Juntunen in Eben Junction, Michigan.

She enjoyed a life-long career as a waitress. She began in the Chicago area; moving to Show Low, in 1985 to be near her daughter, Shelly and her two grandsons. She loved people and always had two jobs. She worked at the Christmas Tree Restaurant, Charlie Clark’s (in the evenings) and at the Show Low Denny’s (in the mornings). Many “flatlanders” did double-takes at breakfast saying, “Didn’t we just see you last night?” She had many friends and will be sorely missed.

Eva is survived by her sister, Nancy Ranta; son Mike (Linda) Trelford; son-in-law Joseph Hessinger; two grandchildren: Joey (Katrina) Hessinger and Jack Trelford and two great grandchildren, Aubree and Matthew Hessinger.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Van Horn; son Thomas Trelford; daughter Michelle Hessinger and grandson Matthew Hessinger.

Services will be held at a later date in Chatham, Michigan, where she will be buried in the Juntunen family plot.

Silver Creek Mortuary of Pinetop handled arrangements. To share condolences with Eva’s family, visit

Brenda Wray

Brenda Wray, 56, resident of Show Low, died June 16, 2019, in Goodyear, due to a lengthy illness. She was born Nov. 29, 1962, in Pocatello, Idaho.

Brenda attended Box Elder High School.

She is survived by her brothers, Mike Eilander of Tucson, Wes Eilander (Stacy) of Tucson; sisters Jennifer Eilander of Tucson and Missy Perpignani (Jack) of Show Low, and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Raye and Blaine Eilander and husband Darren Wray.

A celebration of life for Brenda was held Sunday, June 23, in Lakeside.

Owens Livingston Mortuary handled arrangements. For those who have special memories and would like to send private condolences or sign an online guest book, visit

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