Obituaries May 15, 2005

Gloria Adams

Gloria Adams died on May 8, 2005, in Phoenix.

She is survived by her husband Leonard O. Adams, daughter Louise Chapman, son Leonard Y. Adams, seven grand children, 11 great-grandchildren, two sisters and four brothers.

She will be greatly missed.

Darrel E. Long

Darrel Edwin Long, 54, of Cornville died May 11, 2005. He was born Jan. 30, 1951, in Topeka, Kan.

Before illness forced his retirement, he worked as a deliveryman for Verde Floral. Prior to that, Darrel had been a carpet layer. He enjoyed fishing, camping and cars.

Darrel is survived by his life partner Sandy Smith; three sons, Dale Long, Charles Long and Elyi Stocks, all of Cottonwood; a daughter, Evelyn Long of Cottonwood; brothers, Ronnie and Keith Sanders of Oklahoma; a sister, Rhea Crofut of Oklahoma; and six grandchildren.

There are no public services planned.

Westcott Funeral Home assisted the family with these arrangements.

Alberta Zisk(oske)

Alberta Zisk(oske), 84, of Cottonwood, died in her sleep at home with her family at her side on May 13, 2005.

She was born in Chicago, Ill., on Jan. 7, 1921. Alberta and her husband, Joseph, were married at St. George's Catholic Church in Chicago. They lived in the Chicago area until moving to Arizona in 1962.

Alberta enjoyed swimming, fishing, walking the dog and reading. She worked for 17 years as a corporate trust accountant at Valley National Bank until her retirement in 1983. She and her husband retired to Ellworth Heights in Show Low, and relocated to Cottonwood in 1989, living on Larkspur Drive and at Pine Shadows.

Alberta was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her husband, Joseph Ziskoske; son John Zisk(oske) of Manhattan Beach, Calif.; daughter Nancy Titus of Cottonwood and granddaughter, Spc. Katherine Titus, U.S. Army Fort Belvoir, Va. Alberta was an extraordinary person who lived her life as a simple prayer, touching the lives of everyone she knew with her beautiful smile, laughter, compassion and positive attitude.

Private cremation for family only.

Westcott Funeral Home handled these arrangements.

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