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Darold D. Hayden

Darold D. Hayden, 70, of Cottonwood, died Sept. 30.

Mr. Hayden was born May 12, 1936, in Newton, Kan.

He married Norma R. Pierce on Jan. 5, 1958. They were married for 48 1/2 years.

After serving his country in the Army in Germany from 1958-1960, the young couple made their home in Harris Kan., later moving to Garnett, Kan., for the following 40 years.

In Cottonwood, Darold attended Evangel Worship Center and The Garden Community Church. Darold was quite active in church outreach activities. He was a member of the American Legion, Verde Valley Post 25.

Darold is survived by his wife, Norma Hayden of Cottonwood; three daughters, Brenda Meir of Phoenix, Denise Wiscombe of Overbrook, Kan., and Stacey Hayden of Cottonwood; two brothers, Bob Hayden of Garnett, Kan., and Dwight Hayden of Loveland, Colo.; six grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Memorial contributions can be sent to Norma Hayden, P.O. Box 1279, Cottonwood, AZ 86326. Please specify "Darold Hayden Fund" on the memo line. The money will be divided between very special ministry projects Darold was excite about.

Inez Clark

Inez Clark, 92, of Clarkdale, died Oct. 10, in Prescott.

She was born in Menard, Texas, the oldest of nine children, and came to Arizona and married Aria Clark in 1930.

She is predeceased by husband, Aria; and two sons, Allen and Wayne. Surviving sons are Fred Clark and David (Angie) Clark, all of Oregon; Arnold (Joanie) Clark of Utah, and George Clark of Arkansas; daughters, Lela (Don) Gilding of Clarkdale, and Linda (Bobby) Upton of Arkansas; 20 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

A visitation will be held at Westcott Funeral Home, 1013 E. Mingus Ave., in Cottonwood, Arizona today, Oct. 13, 1:30 p.m.; funeral service will begin at 2 p.m.

Inez will be laid next to her husband, Aria, on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2 p.m., at the Franklin Cemetery in Franklin, Ariz.

An online guestbook is available at

George Edward Coppock

George Edward Coppock, 81, of Cottonwood, died Oct. 4

Mr. Coppock was born Nov. 4, 1924, in Chester, Pa., to the late George William and Alma Coppock.

He is survived by his wife, Emma Coppock of Cottonwood; his children, Edward Coppock of Bellfonte, Pa., Jeff Coppock of Cottonwood, and Deborah Coppock of Sidman, Pa.; 53 foster children; his adopted children, Sharon Montag, Larry and Sandra Ross, Bryan Penworth and Karen Hersom; and three grandchildren.

Mr. Coppock served our country in the Navy for eight years. Later George worked for Bell Telephone for 35 years. After retirement, George and Emma served together as missionaries in Haiti, the Bahamas, Key West, Fla., South Dakota, and Fairbanks, Alaska.

He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 7200 in Cottonwood.

A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Verde Valley Church of the Nazarene, 1710 S. Arizona 260, Cottonwood, with Rev. Cunningham officiating.

Bueler Funeral Home assisted the family.

With pix: Louise Isabel Lehr

Louise Isabel Lehr, 88, a resident of Cottonwood, died Sunday, Oct. 8.

She was born March 5, 1918, to in Mineral Point, Wis., where she grew up and graduated from the local high school.

Louise worked at the Page Hospital for many years. She was a member of Verde Valley Christian Church. She was a foster grandparent for the Head Start Program for 25 years.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Harker Lehr; and her granddaughter, Holly Thacker.

Louise is survived by her son, Bruce Lehr with his wife Alice, of Goodyear; her daughters, Mary White with her husband, Marty, of Glendale, Nancy Shadley of Fernley, Nev., and Christine Keisling with husband Brian of Page; 13 grandchildren and 8 grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held today, Oct. 13, 10 a.m., at the Verde Valley Christian Church, 3605 Zalesky Road, in Cottonwood.

An online guestbook is available at

Virginia Mae Starner

Cottonwood resident Virginia Mae Starner died Oct. 10 in Tucson. She was 80 years old. She lived in the Verde Valley for 37 years.

Mrs. Starner was born Nov. 4, 1925, in Akron, Ohio.

She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Isaac "Sandy" Starner, in 1985.

She is survived by her children, Darlene Fouts, Phyllis Straub and Jeannine Stiewig; seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.