Mon, June 24


Burnis L. Moore

Camp Verde resident Burnis Moore died April 27 in Scottsdale.

He was 68 years old.

Mr. Moore was born July 16, 1931, in Bethel, Okla.

He worked as a heavy duty equipment operator and truck owner and operator for Southwest Forest Industries at Happy Jack.

An avid hunter and fisherman, Mr. Moore especially enjoyed caring for his vegetable garden.

Survivors include his wife, Louise Moore, a daughter, Tonya Short of Camp Verde; two sons, Hoyt Lee Moore and Doug Moore of Camp Verde; five sisters, Lorene Brantley of Oklahoma, Aline Moore, Ruth Porter, Carol Leckron and Jonni Cole of Oregon; two brothers, Jake Moore of Flagstaff and Frank Moore of Laveen; Six grandchildren, Levi Short of Phoenix, Latahana Short of Sedona, Trapper, Breanna, Dani and Brooke Moore of Camp Verde and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, John Moore.

A funeral service was held May 3 at the First Baptist church in Camp Verde followed by a burial in Middle Verde Cemetery.

Kenneth E. Perkins

Funeral services were held April 29 at the First Baptist Church for Camp Verde resident and U.S. Navy veteran Kenneth E. Perkins.

Mr. Perkins died April 26.

He was 72 years old.

Mr. Perkins was born in Roca, Neb., Sept. 11, 1927.

He was a member of the Senior Citizens Caregivers of Camp Verde and an elder in the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Charlotte; four daughters, Deborah Webb of Bullhead City, Janet Diaz-Martin and Elizabeth Perkins of Spokane, Wash., and Rebecca Walter of Seattle, Wash.; three sons, Stephen Perkins of Missouri, Benjamin Perkins of Tucson and Patrick Perkins of Spokane, Wash.; a sister, Alice Chadwell of Tennessee and 14 grandchildren.

Pastor Philip B. Lewis

Retired Presbyterian Pastor Phillip B. Lewis of Cottonwood died April 30.

He was 85 years old.

A memorial service is scheduled May 25 at 10 a.m. in the Verde Valley Presbyterian Church. Rev. Dave Weed and Pastor Kyle Weir will conduct the service.

Mr. Lewis born March 31, 1915 in Seattle, Wash.

He attended McCormick Seminary in Chicago where he received his master’s degree in divinity in 1939. Mr. Lewis served congregations in Michigan, Oregon, Minnesota and Iowa. From 1958 until his retirement in 1977 he served as pastor at the Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Toledo, Ohio. Mr. Lewis and his wife of 60 years, Helen, moved to Colorado after his retirement 1944. While living in Colorado he was instrumental in helping to start two new Presbyterian churches and served as interim pastor.

Survivors include his wife, Helen M. Lewis of Cottonwood; two sons, James Howard Lewis of Portland, Ore., and Timothy Robert Lewis of Houston, Texas; a daughter, Bethlyn Wright of Massachusetts; a sister, Ruth Taylor of California and four granddaughters, Kristin Dunder of Oregon, Lisa Lewis of Portland, Ore., Jennifer Lewis of North Carolina and Emily Lewis of Georgia.

Lee Clemson

Cornville resident Lee Clemson died May 2.

Mr. Clemson was born Sept. 21, 1940, in Warren, Ohio.

An Arizona resident since the age of 13, Mr. Clemson was a builder who enjoyed such hobbies as hunting, hiking and the outdoors.

Services are scheduled for today at 11 a.m. at the Evangel Worship Center, 1380 Mingus Ave. in Cottonwood.

Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Lanora Clemson; his mother, Louise Clemson; two sons, Lyle and Larry Clemson; two daughters-in-law, Marty and Lisa; a daughter, Lora Lea Clemson and two grandsons, Tyler and Chase Clemson.