In honor to the life of Verna Lee Shafer (1929 to 2019). A wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, wife, sister, friend, artist, entrepreneur, business owner, avid gardener, organizer, visionary and all-around active, engaged and committed community member.
On June 19, 1933, Charles “Charlie” Alvin Allen was born at his family home in Clarkdale, Arizona, in an area formally known as Butcherville.
Eleanor Grace Richards, 96, of Cottonwood, Arizona, passed away Jan. 8, 2019, in Phoenix, Arizona.
Edwin Gale McClellan, aka Eddie McClellan, a 32-year resident of Cottonwood, Arizona, passed away at Verde Valley Hospital due to complications of heart surgery on Jan. 3, 2019. He was 82 years old.
John R. Hurley, born Aug. 3, 1933, in New York, New York, died Jan. 4, 2019, in Cottonwood, Arizona. No serviced are planned at this time.
If you were blessed to meet our mom, Mickie Parker (Marie), you met the most tenacious, caring, positive, willful woman who, no matter what time of day you stopped to visit, you’d be greeted with cookies, snacks, a bowl of strawberries and offered coffee or, of course, a beer.
Marjorie Lee Hallett, 88, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Dec. 31, 2018, in Clarkdale, Arizona. Marjorie was born in the Jerome hospital on Jan. 20, 1930, to Gale and Anita Hallett.
Rita Reifenstein (nee Brisson), 91, of the Village of Oak Creek, Arizona, formerly of Syracuse, New York, born Oct. 31, 1927, died Dec. 31, 2018.
At the age of 87, Dr. Eldon Bills passed away Dec. 17, 2018. Recently living in Cottonwood, Arizona, he is survived by his wife, Marilyn, of 61 years.
Kay Marie Anderson, a 25-year resident of Cottonwood, Arizona, passed away at Verde Valley Hospital on Dec. 23, 2018. She was 87.
Lorraine Alvey, 79, of Cottonwood, Arizona, passed away on Dec. 29, 2018, in Flagstaff, Arizona.
Deborah Ann McKenzie of Rimrock, Arizona, earned her wings and entered the pearly gates of Heaven on Nov. 9, 2018.
Michael Patrick Houlihan, 78, of Cottonwood, Arizona, passed on Dec. 6, 2018, after a hard fight for health.
Richard E. Dalldorf born in Southgate, California, on Jan. 5, 1929, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 30, 2018, in Glendale, Arizona.
Gloria Anna Gurzanski went to be with her Lord on Dec. 29, 2018, at the age of 83.
Diana Francesca Holladay (Gotcher) 08/09/1950 - 12/20/2018 . Diana was born on a hot summer night in Phoenix, Arizona, to Francis Joseph Gotcher and Donna “Danica” Smolkovic.
Marian Regier Brundage, previously known as Marian Regier Doerksen, 90, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, in Freeman, South Dakota.
Nathan K. Drake, 66, of Camp Verde, Arizona, passed away on Dec. 17, 2018.
Evelyn Stevens Gorman of Village of Oak Creek, Arizona, joined her beloved husband, Warren, in the arms of Our Lord on Dec. 22, 2018, in Cottonwood, Arizona.
It is with extreme sadness the family of Gilbert Perry Motta III (known to all as G.P.) announce his untimely passing as a result of a motorcycle accident Friday, Dec. 14th, 2018, in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
Alice Maxfield Coxe Keith, 99, died Dec. 18, 2018, in Cottonwood, Arizona. She was born in 1919 in Buffalo, New York, to Marshall Coxe and Alice Maxfield Coxe.
Ronald Richard Rossiter (Ron), 71, of Cornville, Arizona, passed away Dec. 17, 2018, in Phoenix, Arizona, after a valiant battle. He was born July 22, 1947, in El Paso, Texas, to John Robert and Mary Eileen Rossiter.
Steve Elkins died on Nov. 30, 2018, from complications of Alzheimer's. He was born in Vidalia, Georgia, almost 88 years earlier to Arlie Stephen Elkins and Elma Baggett Elkins, who are pre-deceased, along with his only sibling, Nan Ellen Elkins Yarbrough.
John Albert Farrell, Jr., 81, of Cornville, Arizona, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018.
A celebration of Wayne's life will be held Sunday, Dec. 23, from 1-3 p.m., at the Cottonwood Recreation Center on 6th Street next to the library. Wayne was born Dec. 19, 1942, and was raised in Westport, Connecticut.