8/13/01

Vincent Paul Moffit

Vincent Paul Moffit of Cottonwood died Aug. 1. He was 78 years old.

Vince, as he was known to everyone, was born in Evanston, Ill. He lives and worked in the Chicago area.

In the late 1970s, he and his family moved to Cottonwood where he was employed at the Yellow Front Store in Old Town Cottonwood.

He then started his own business. Many people will remember Vince and his Yo-Ni-Forms truck which he drove for 10 years selling uniforms and clothing from Cordes Junction to the Grand Canyon.

When Vince retired from driving on the road, he went to work in Cottonwood as an advertising representative for the "The Easy Chair Weekly" shopper. He came to work at "The Ad King" in 1996 in the same capacity and was actively working until March of this year.

A memorial serve was held Aug. 11 at the Westcott Funeral Home in Cottonwood.

The family requests donations be made to the Arthritis Foundation in lieu of flowers.

Mary Josephine Scionti

Mary Josephine Scionti, a long-time resident of Cottonwood, died Aug. 5. She was born in Waterbury, Conn. on Sept. 1, 1922.

She was 79 years old.

Mrs. Scionti is survived by her husband of 58 years, Mario P. Scionti of Cottonwood; a son Paul Scionti of Northfield, Conn.; three sisters, Lucy Pettruzzi, Marie Pettruzzi and Ann Pettruzzi, all of Connecticut.

Private services were held. All arrangements were handled by Westcott Funeral Home.

Dora L. Greenrock

Dora L. Greenrock of Camp Verde died Aug. 7. She was 77 years old.

Dora was born in Oklahoma and was a homemaker during her lifetime.

Survivors include two daughters: Mildred Greenrock of Camp Verde and Hazel Durken of Kansas City, Kan. She also has seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Helpler Funeral Home of Camp Verde handled the arrangements that were private.

Faneda Parker Dobson

Faneda Parker Dobson of Cottonwood, formerly of Casa Grande, died Aug. 9. She was 86 years old.

Mrs. Dobson was born May 28, 1915 in Harrison, Ark.

She was a homemaker and was also active in her church. A member of the First Presbyterian Church, she served as a deacon and a member of the choir. She also served as an election official for Pinal County.

Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Dobson of Cottonwood; a daughter, Gail Roof of Canyon Country, Calif.; a daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Ron Hawley of Cottonwood; two sisters, Betty George and Effie Crossland of Fort Smith, Ark; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Wescott Funeral Home is directing arrangements. A memorial service will be held at a later time at Casa Grande Presbyterian Church.

Walter Richard Anderson

Walter Richard Anderson of Cottonwood died Aug. 8. He was 79 years old.

Mr. Anderson was born Oct. 22, 1921 in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as an aviation machinist mate. After the war, he became a jet engine mechanic for major airlines until his retirement. He was a member of the Los Angeles Machinist Union. Locally, he was a former board member of the Verde Valley Christian School and a member of the Verde Baptist Church. Serving the Lord in his church was a very important part of his life.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Enid Grace Anderson; two daughters, Sharon Ruth Miller of Garden Grove, Calif. and Judith Marie Snively of Payson, Ariz.; a son, Kenneth Richard Anderson of Santa Maria, Calif.; a sister, Ruth M. Anderson of Spencer, Iowa; and nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Arthur Anderson and Wilbur Anderson.

A memorial service will be held Aug. 17 at 10 a.m. at the Verde Baptist Church, 102 S. Willard St., Cottonwood. Memorial donations may be sent to the Verde Valley Christian School or Verde Baptist Church Building Fund, 102 S. Willard St., Cottonwood, AZ 86326.

Westcott Funeral Home is directing arrangements.

Charles Stanley Young

Charles (Chuck) Stanley Young, formerly of Camp Verde, died Aug. 6. He was 49 years old.

He was born on July 15, 1952 in Illinois.

Chuck had a great love of the outdoors, enjoying fishing and hunting. He proudly served his country in the Vietnam War in the U.S. Army.

Survivors are his children; a daughter and a son-in-law, Kamesha and Jesse Dowling; a daughter and son-in-law, Danette and Donald Anderson; and a son Spencer Young, all of Cottonwood. He has four grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother Clayton Young and sister Charlene Johnson of Camp Verde.

A memorial service was held Aug. 11 at the Westcott Funeral Home in Cottonwood. Rev. William Birdsey of the Mountain View United Methodist Church conducted. Military honors were provided by the Veterans of Foreign War Post 7400 of Cottonwood.

Elsie M. Shanahan

Elsie M. Shanahan went to be with Jesus Aug. 7. She was 93 years old.

She passed away in her own home after a long illness with heart disease. Mrs. Shanahan was a native Arizonian born in Jerome on Dec. 26, 1907.

She was an accounts receivable bookkeeper for Rudolph Chevrolet in downtown Phoenix for 10 years. She was owner and operator of 25 apartments. For 35 years, she was the boss of Shanahan Masonry, Inc.

In later years, she became an avid antique doll collector plus many rare one-of-the-kind fine art pieces.

Preceded in death is her husband of 71 years, Walter Shanahan. She leaves a loving daughter, Nancy Jo Schmit, who expressed her special thanks to Team E of the Hospice of the Valley, Judy Liden, Joan Raines, Nancy Nichol and to an extra special caregiver Rodger.

"Their compassion and love saw to it that she died with dignity and in the comfort of her own home," she said.

Other survivors include four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Mary K. Herring; a great niece, Lena Anderson and many friends and relatives.

Graveside services will be Aug. 25, 11 a.m., Verde Valley Cemetery in Clarkdale.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages contributions to the Hospice of the Valley.

Douglas Clyde Von Gausig

Douglas Clyde Von Gausig of Pescott died Aug. 8 at the Veterans Hospital in Prescott. He was 83 years old.

Mr. Von Gausig was born June 21, 1918 in Safford, Ariz. where he graduated from high school. He was a tax accountant for the State of Arizona prior to World War II. He was married to Elizabeth Clark in 1939.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth; a son, Doug Von Gausig of Clarkdale; daughters, Georgia Jost of LaJolla, Calif., Linda Turner and Jane Orr of Pescott; 19 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to the Prescott V.A. Medical Center Hospice Care, Attn. Volunteer Services, V.A. Medical Center, Prescott, AZ 86313.

Hampton Funeral Home in Prescott is directing arrangements.

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