Vernon E. Coleman 1934 - 2008

Vernon Edward Coleman

Vernon Edward Coleman

Vernon Edward Coleman, 74, of Cottonwood died Oct. 31, 2008. He was born April 14, 1934, in Prescott, the son of Douglas and Emily (Smith) Coleman.

Mr. Coleman was well known as a bus driver for Mingus Union High School. He also worked for Yavapai County, drove tanker trucks, was a true cowboy who appeared as an extra in several western movies and also had worked on the Jordan Ranch in Sedona.

He was married to the Norene Coleman and the late Betty Coleman.

His hobbies included hunting and fishing, horse and mule rides, jeep and quad rides, just being outdoors, spending time with his family and friends and telling stories about it. His family will remember him as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.

Mr. Coleman is survived by his wife of 11 years, Sheila Coleman; a daughter, Marie Carpenter (Jay) of Cornville; brothers, Allen Coleman (Clara) of Cottonwood, Raymond Coleman (Sally) of Arkansas, and Michael Coleman of Camp Verde; a sister Jean Dotson of Utah; two grandchildren and a large extended family.

A "tribute to an old cowboy" will be held on Friday, Nov. 7 in the Westcott Funeral Home at 9 a.m.

An online guestbook is available at


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