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Agnes McCauley was The Daily Sunís citizen of the year

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 9th, 2014


Agnes Ione McCauley passed away March 31, 2014 in the Arizona Pioneers Home in Prescott. Ione was born Nov., 11 1911 in Flagstaff, Ariz. to William Hugh and Margaret Helen Wallace Anderson. She married Shelby McCauley, March 30, 1932. They raised three children.

Ione joined the Order of Eastern Star when she was 18 years of age and was a member all of her life. She joined the International Association of Rebekah Assemblies in 1936 and ultimately served as the International President of that organization during 1964 and 1965. Not only was she active in her lodge, she was also involved with the Womenís Club, the Pilot Club and the Historical Society. She volunteered in causes such as the Mothers March of Dimes, Mental Health, Cancer and Heart funds. She was a Den Mother, led the Campfire Girls, and was the Director of Arizona girls Ranch. Her whole life has been one of service. Due to this trait, she was chosen as the Arizona Daily Sunís Citizen of the year in 1963.

Ione is survived by a son, Shelby Glenn (Ellin) of Seattle; a daughter, Phyllis Ione (Leonard Fisher) of Page; six grandchildren; eight great-grand children; 14 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Marjorie Anderson and Jeanne Mertz; and many nieces and nephews. Her husband, Shelby; son, Hugh and six brothers preceded her.

Her services will be held at 10 a.m. April 11 with a viewing at 9 a.m. at the Norvel Owens Mortuary Chapel, with burial in the family plot following. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Visual Research Foundation, 422 Trade Street in Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101. Condolences can be sent to her family directly or online at www.norvelowensmortuary.com.

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