5/23/01

Morris 'Moe' Gilbert

Native New Yorker Moe Gilbert died May 19.

He was born May 22, 1915.

Mr. Gilbert traveled from Florida to Sedona, a location he described as "the most exquisite spot on the planet."

Mr. Gilbert spent his final days with his family.

Survivors include his three children, Sharon, Bronti and David; four grandchildren, Debi, Jonathan, Jacquel and Dylan; his three great-grandchildren, Brett, Darren and Jared; his daughters-in-law, Shanti and Stephanie and his son-in-law, Colin.

Mr. Gilbert was truly loved by all. He will be missed more than words can say.

Ann Marguerite Hoeffin

Long time Cottonwood resident Ann Hoeffin died May 14, 2001.

She was born July 8, 1924 in Pueblo, Colo.

Mrs. Hoeffin was a member of the Elks Lodge, Elks Ladies and Beta Zeta Chapter Ladies Sorority.

Survivors include her son, Phillip Carothers; four cousins, Peggy, Angla, Ossanna, Denise and her husband, David Ross of Clarkdale.

Services are scheduled at the Elks Lodge Saturday at 11 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the Animal Aid Network.

Ronald Krause

Cottonwood resident Ronald Krause died May 15.

He was born in Hazen, N.D. Nov. 17, 1938 to Rev. Alfred Krause and Hannah Hakkala Krause. He was baptized at Hazen and confirmed his faith June 29, 1952 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Byron, Neb. Mr. Krause graduated from high school in South Dakota and earned his bachelor's degree from Augustana College in South Dakota. He later received his master's degree in social work from the University of Denver.

Mr. Krause married Margaret Heide in South Dakota Dec. 21, 1958.

His career included work with adoptions, foster care and family counseling. Mr. Krause was a college instructor, director of group homes for Lutheran Social Services, a supervisor of a county mental health center and a nursing home administrator for the Good Samaritan Society. Mr. Krause retired in 1985.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret; a son, Nathan of Florida; three daughters, Kimberly Nienow of California; Rhonda Koeppe of Cottonwood and Lynn Daberkow of Nebraska; three sisters, Joyce Mertz of South Dakota, Ruth Ann Wingfield of Phoenix and Marion Frazier of Nevada; ten grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Ralph S. Horton

U.S. Army veteran and Camp Verde resident Ralph Horton died May 17.

He was 82 years old.

Mr. Horton was born May 31, 1918 in Oneonta, N.Y.

During World War II Mr. Horton served in the Third Army Division. He spent 10 months in England before joining the Allied Expeditionary Forces Invasion of Omaha Beach in France. He received five Battle Stars and the Silver Star. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7400 in Cottonwood.

A truck driver, Mr. Horton retired in 1981 and lived in Cottonwood and Clarkdale.

Survivors include his stepdaughter, Janet crow Moore and husband, Bryant of Georgia.

His wife, Virginia; a son, Carl and his second wife, Gladys Crow Horton, preceded Mr. Horton in death.

Al J. Driscoll

Former Camp Verde Magistrate and U.S. Navy veteran Judge Al Driscoll died May 19.

He was born Aug. 22, 1920 in Emerson, Neb.

Mr. Driscoll served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He participated in campaigns in both the North Atlantic and South Pacific. He received 11 Battle Stars and a number of medals for his service in the armed services.

Mr. Driscoll received a juris doctorate from Creighton Law School. He practiced law in Omaha before moving with his family to Flagstaff in 1958. Mr. Driscoll's distinguished career included serving as a public fiduciary for Coconino County and a trust officer at Valley Bank. He was in the insurance business and until his recent retirement, served as magistrate for Camp Verde.

Mr. Driscoll was active in the Catholic Church and was well known and loved in the community.

A memorial mass was held May 22 at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church in Camp Verde.

Memorial donations may be sent to the Catholic Education Fund, care of St. Frances Cabrini, 608 General Crook Trail, Camp Verde 86322.

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