Michael Allen Baker, 55, passed away on July 21, 2017 at his home in Cottonwood, Arizona surrounded by his devoted family. He was a lover of people, diehard Pittsburgh Steelers fan, a fancy dresser, a great dancer, and an amazing son, brother, uncle, and friend.
Raymond L. Haggard, 85, of Cottonwood, passed away on July 13, 2017. He was born in Needles, California, the son of Lowell Edwin Haggard and Ruth Kelly Haggard.
Virgilee M. Loyd, 72 of Clarkdale, passed away on July 20, 2017. She was born on January 11, 1945 in Clarkdale to Paul Jackson and Mary Alice Kinsey.
Roger E. Black, 74, lost his short battle with cancer Sunday morning July 23, 2017. Roger was born December 1, 1942 in Alliance, Ohio the son of the late Robert William Black who died in 1994. His mother Ethel Heller 94 and Step Father James Heller 93 whom both reside in Cottonwood, AZ. He lived most of his life in the Lisbon, Ohio area and moved to Cottonwood 10 years ago.
Harold Lavern Stout, 98, of Camp Verde, Arizona, passed away peacefully on June 29th, 2017 in Cottonwood, Arizona. He was born in Chugwater, Wyoming on March 10, 1919.
Donald Wayne Tatman “Don” was born in Madison, Kansas on December 18, 1936 to Floyd and Helen (Martin) Tatman. Shortly afterwards they moved to southern CA where Don and his younger brother Roger grew up. His parents divorced a few years after moving to CA. After the war, his mother met and married Joe Hunnicutt, who remained a strong, loving influence in Don’s life.
Kenyon Lee Evans, 32, of Camp Verde/Bagdad AZ, passed away on July 10, 2017. He was born in Riverside, CA on December 3, 1984.
Vivien Hystad, 84 of Cottonwood, passed away on July 13, 2017. She was born on June 11, 1933 in Flagstaff to Daniel Parker and Mary Mascarana.
Betty M. Hanson, 86, of Cottonwood, passed away on Friday, July 7, 2017. She was born on September 15, 1930 in Keosauqua, Iowa, to Cato Gephart and Florence Watts. Betty attended Compton Community College for three years. She worked in food service at St. Mary’s Hospital, Long Beach Community Hospital, In Home Health Care (Alzheimer’s), as a nanny and in housekeeping. She was awarded for AmeriCorps National Service Award 3/2000 and Tutor for America Reads program 1998-2000.
Roy Heath (a.k.a. Daniel, Dan, Danny) passed away on June 29th after a valiant battle with a rare cancer. He was a “way too young” 62. Born in Kingman, AZ, Dan moved to California when he was 17 and where he began his career as a mechanic, as well as working in the logging industry. He moved to Cottonwood in 1991 with his family.
Family and friends mourn the passing of Madison Lee Myers ... Madison was born on March 16, 1932, in San Diego, California, where he was a longtime resident. Madison served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Hornet and the USS Benington during the North Korean conflict. His love of the sea led him to a brief career as a fishing boat captain out of H&M Landing, where he met his wife, Jean.
Anita Mickley, 89 of Cottonwood, passed away on July 3, 2017. She was born on March 10, 1928 in Glauchau, Germany to Ernst Freitag and Margarete Keppel Freitag. Anita worked as an assembly worker for Eagle Signal Controls and owned a farm. She became a proud citizen of the United States in 1965. Her biggest achievement was to become a “born again” Christian after settling in America.
Keith Stacy Childs, 50, was born in Los Angeles on November 16, 1966. He was the second son of Velia Contreras Childs of Clarkdale and Marcus Lawrence Childs of Ajo, AZ. Keith passed away on July 7, 2017. He is survived by his parents Velia Mena and Gino Mena of Cottonwood; his daughter Candace Childs Suarez; 2 grandsons Ezra and Severus Childs; brothers George Childs and Ethan Mena (Melissa); many, many cousins, aunts and uncles from California and Arizona and many friends here in the Verde Valley. Keith was a graduate of Cordon Bleu Culinary College of Phoenix. He was a great cook and worked in Sedona at The Enchantment, La Berge, Poco Diablo, Nics of Cottonwood and other restaurants in Phoenix.
George H. Farr, 80, of Cottonwood passed away in the early morning of July 8, 2017. Originally from Maine, George retired after a 38-year engineering career with Pratt & Whitney (Connecticut), moved to Arizona where he worked another 20 years for Enterprise, and spent the last 21 years of his life with his beloved wife Edie. George was an avid reader and writer, enjoyed building model planes and boats, the monsoons, and spending time with his family. He was loved and adored by all who knew him. George is pre-deceased by his son Bruce and daughter Amy. He is survived by his wife Edie and daughter Marcy Dunbar (Tarl) of Cottonwood; daughters Sherri, Leanne, Allyson, and Dianne, and son Chad of Connecticut; 15 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. A private memorial service for the family will be held at a later date. Information provided by survivors.
Jerry E. Brasher, 81, born 2/7/1936 in Portales, NM, went to be with our Lord 6/30/17. He leaves behind his loving wife Betty, of 34 years, sons: Kenny (wife Lisa), Wayne and Raymond, stepdaughters Dawn, Karen, Kim (husband David), grandchildren Tricia, Tim, Amber, Brad, Justin, Jessie, great grandchildren Tallon, Elaina, Faith, Shyann, Trenton, Caden and 1 more on the way.
Carmen M. Trinidad, 88 of Camp Verde, Arizona passed away at home surrounded by family Sunday July 9, 2017. She was born December 29, 1928 in Phoenix, Arizona to Antonio and Eleanor Moreno.
Randall Alvin Burris III, 61, of Cottonwood, AZ, passed away on July 3, 2017. He was born July 31, 1955 at Luke Air Force Base, Glendale, AZ.
Rose M. Smith, 55 of Camp Verde, passed away at home on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. She was born on June 25, 1961 in Streator, IL to David Arthur Robinson and Rose Marie Reynolds.
Jane K. Wess, 91, of Johnstown, PA passed away on Sunday, July 2, 2017 at the Austin House Assisted Living Facility in Cottonwood, AZ. Jane was born in Johnstown PA on July 9, 1925. She was married to Robert W. Wess who preceded her in death.
Eva Lois Hummel, age 84 of Cottonwood AZ passed away on the 29 of June 2017. She was born in Terre Haute, Indiana to Jesse and Marguerite (Grinley) Mash on 23 Nov 1932. She was married to Jack L Hummel on the 16 June 1956 at Green Castle Indiana.
William “Bill” M. McKernan, 54, of Cottonwood, passed away peacefully on June 18, 2017, after a long battle with Lymphoma at Verde Valley Medical Center on Father’s Day surrounded by family. Bill was born on October 8, 1962, in Phoenix, AZ. He moved to Overgaard, AZ with his family in 1976, and attended Snowflake High School. From 1980-1984, Bill attended Northern Arizona University and earned two Bachelor’s Degrees.
Mark Randall Crawford, 59, of Cottonwood, AZ, passed away peacefully and went home to be with the Lord on June 18, 2017 surrounded by family who loved him dearly.
Shawn Christine Murphy-Shepard passed away on Sunday May 7, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina, with loved ones by her side. She was born May 18, 1970 in Phoenix, Arizona, and grew up in Jerome and Clarkdale. She graduated from Mingus Union High School where her love of art was fostered. Her eye for balance and composition, as well as her ability to bring out the beauty in ordinary objects around her, served her well in her professional life at architectural firms in Phoenix.
Dr. George H. Anderson left from his home in Cottonwood, AZ to be with his Heavenly Father on the evening of 6-21-2017. George was born to his mother Genevieve Anderson and Father George H. Anderson Sr. in Boulder Colorado in February of 1929. His father was a geologist and taught students in the field and George spent much of his early years camping with his father studying rocks.
Gramma Mary Rocha. July 3, 2016. It’s been a year since you left this world to be with our loving Lord & the heartache is still as painful as it was the day your heart stopped beating.