March 30, 2000

Elsie M. Rowley

Cottonwood resident Elsie Rowley died March 18 at the age of 85.

She was born Feb. 5, 1915.

Mrs. Rowlie was the wife of Frank Howard Rowley who preceded her in death in 1996.

Survivors include three nieces, Margie Buland, Betty Lou Solomon and Phyllis Ostby and nephew, Charlie Comiskey; a grand-niece, Lois Cone and grand-nephew, Jean Dunlap.

Private family services were held.

Everett S. Barker

Graveside services were held for Cottonwood resident Everett Barker March 28 at Valley View Cemetery.

He was born Feb. 19, 1907 to Nathan A. and Margaret Maplethorp Barker. He graduated from high school in Williamsburg, Iowa.

Mr. Barker also resided in Grand Junction, Colorado since 1946 and formerly lived in Denver and the State of Washington.

Mr. Barker attended Colorado Agricultural College and was a member of the National Rifle Association.

He was a member of the Methodist faith.

He worked as a mechanic, house builder, carpenter, upholsterer, painter, house trailer manufacturer and a ward attendant at Fitzsimmons General Hospital. He worked for the Bureau of Roads and the US Forest Service in Colorado.

A helpful and skilled craftsman and mechanic, Mr. Barker enjoyed going to auctions, yard sales, thrift stores and flea markets.

Mr. Barker was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Frichtel in 1966; one son; three brothers and one sister.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Young; a brother, Eardley M. Barker of Scottsdale; two sons, Gary of Payson and Warren of Long Beach; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Louisa V. Torrez

Cottonwood centurion Louisa Torrez died March 24.

She was born April 20, 1899 in Panindicuaro, Michoacan, Mexico.

A rosary was held March 28 in the Immaculate Conception Church in Cottonwood. A funeral mass is scheduled for today at 10 a.m. in the church followed by a burial in the Cottonwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Torrez was preceded in death by her husband, Aurelio Torrez.

She was a member of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church.

Survivors include seven daughters, Emilia and Olivia Torrez, Anne Marie Calderon, Connie Monge, Lilly Barto, Lupe Urquidez and Sister Mary Rachel Torrez; two sons, Rey and Pete Torrez; 25 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

Lendell ‘Len’ Newton Dixon

A private memorial service was held for Lendell Dixon of Cottonwood on March 23 at the Hepler Funeral Home.

Mr. Dixon died March 20, 2000.

He was born Nov. 6, 1950 in Winona, Mo.

Mr. Dixon was an employee of Pioneer Concrete of Clarkdale.

Survivors include his wife, Connie and a daughter, Leslie.

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