3/11/01

Wanda Beecher Cowley

Wanda Beecher Cowley, 51, a long time resident of Clarkdale, died Mar. 6 at George Washington University Hospital, in Wash., D.C.

Cowley was Chief of Staff and a Council member for the Yavapai-Apache Nation, and also an officer for the Arizona Highway State Patrol in Yavapai County. She loved cooking and playing golf.

Cowley is survived by her father Wilson E. Beecher of Clarkdale; a son Christopher Padilla of Clarkdale; a sister Wilma Gyce of Clarkdale; and a brother Wayne Beecher of Flagstaff.

Visitation will be held at Westcott Funeral Home, Tuesday at 9 a.m., following with services at 10 a.m. and burial at Valley View cemetery in Clarkdale. Arrangements were handled by Westcott Funeral Home.

John H. Feilbach

Camp Verde resident, John H. Feilbach, died Mar. 6 at age 84. He was born August 13, 1916 in Kansas City.

Feilbach was a farmer and a past member of the Rotary and Flying Farmers.

He was pre-deceased by his wife, Martha Wilson Feilbach and by his parents, Kate and Louie Feilbach.

Survivors include his daughter, Sue Acook of Camp Verde; a son John H. Feilbach of Calif.; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A service will be held at Harrington Funeral Home in Kansas City.

Florence Catherine Adams-Hoover-Jackson

Florence Catherine Adams-Hoover-Jackson of Camp Verde, died Mar. 7 at age 92. She was born January 30, 1909 in Plad, Mo. She was known as a pioneer, homemaker, and mother.

Survivors include a son, Henry Hoover of Camp Verde; a brother, Bill Adams of Marshall, Mo.; grandchildren, Donna Duke, Mike Hoover, David Hoover, and Paul Hoover; eight great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.

A private service will take place at the Church of the Brethern in Paradise, Calif. Arrangements were handled by Helper Funeral Home.

Durer D. "Curley" Hickey

Durer "Curley" Hickey, 85, of Camp Verde died on March 9.

Mr. Hickey was born April 9, 1915, in McDonald, N.M.

Mr. Hickey worked as an equipment operator and was a member of both the Operating Engineers and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army where he attained the rank of sergeant.

He was a member of the Camp Verde VFW and the American Legion.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Alice; two sons, Ed Hickey and Art Hickey, both of Camp Verde, and seven grandchildren.

A visitation will be Monday at 1 p.m. at the Westcott Funeral Home at 621 S. First St. in Camp Verde. A graveside service follows at Clear Creek Cemetery.

Donations in his memory may be sent to the American Legion Post 93, 276 S. Third St., Camp Verde 86322.

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