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Charles Glen Mathews

Charles Glen Mathews died Sept. 9. He was born in Oklahoma April 16, 1941, before moving to Happy Jack, Ariz., as an infant. He was the youngest boy in a family of 10 brothers and sisters.

Mr. Mathews had a lifelong love of the outdoors and passed on his fondness for hunting and fishing to his daughter, two sons and three grandsons. He also shared a few fishing secrets and hot hunting sports with his closest friends.

Mr. Mathews joined the U.S. Army when he was 16. After finishing boot camp and earning his high school diploma, Mr. Mathews was stationed in a small town outside Frankfurt, Germany, as a combat engineer. During his five years of enlistment, Mr. Mathews was promoted to an E-5 sergeant’s position and earned distinction as an expert rifleman.

Mr. Mathews often said the greatest reward of his life was when he met a young German girl, Elvira, who would become his wife and soulmate for 40 years. After his military service, he moved his wife and young family back to the United States and became an operating engineer on several highway projects throughout Arizona.

Mr. Mathews is survived by his wife, Elvira; his daughter Karin and her husband Kenny; his grandson Justin and granddaughter Angela; two sons, Tony and James and his wife, Shelly, and their children, Brenton (Buddy), William (Chipper) and A.J. (Glen). He also is survived by his brother J.C. (Sonny) and sister-in-law Darlene; his sisters Mary Jo, Betty Sue (and husband Delhart), Inez, Ella Mae (and husband Joe); and many nieces, nephews and countless family friends.

Funeral services for Mr. Mathews took place Sept. 13 at the First Assembly of God Church in Camp Verde. Arrangements were handled by Westcott Funeral Home in Cottonwood.

Charles Leonard Wilbur

Camp Verde resident Charles Leonard Wilbur died Sept. 10. He was 85 years old.

Mr. Wilbur was born Nov. 27, 1914, in Liberty, Iowa.

He retired as a supervisor for Electric Motors.

Mr. Wilbur is survived by two daughters, Sandra Chander and her husband Chuck, and Judy Napier and her husband, Denny; and one sister, Louise Streeter and her husband, Max.

Graveside services for Mr. Wilbur will take place Sept. 23, 11 a.m., at the Belmont Zion Cemetery in Milo, Iowa.

Arrangements were handled by Hepler Funeral Home in Camp Verde.

Virginia Rose Pouliot

Camp Verde resident Virginia Rose Pouliot died Sept. 11. She was 76 years old.

Mrs. Pouliot was born July 9, 1924, in West Chicago, Ill. She retired as the courthouse clerk in Wheaton, Ill., and was a member of the Lutheran Church.

Mrs. Pouliot is survived by her daughter, Debra Heath of Aurora, Colo.; her sister, Shirley Peters of Yuma; and three grandchildren, Trevor, Amanda and Charlotte.

Private services were arranged by Hepler Funeral Home of Camp Verde.

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