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Obituary: Luke Joshua Miller 1985-2016

Luke Joshua Miller, 31, passed away on May 22, 2017.

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Obituary: Vincent W. Baumann 1921-2017

Vincent W. Baumann, 96, of Cottonwood, passed away on May 23, 2017. He was born on April 5, 1921 in Bird Island, MN to Alois and Catherine Baumann.

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Obituary: David Alex Perkins

Oldest son of David Goodwin Perkins, of Perkinsville, Arizona, David Alex grew up on the family ranch, gathering cattle, branding, building fence and trails, and raising alfalfa.

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Obituary: John Ted Iverson 1932-2017

John (Ted) Iverson (October 5, 1932 - May 17, 2017) was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota where he attended high

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Obituary: Lawrence A. Drake

Lawrence “Larry” A. Drake, born May, 22nd, 1938, a lifetime resident of Camp Verde, passed away Thursday, May 18th, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Mary J. Drake, of Camp Verde, 6 children: Susan Borgeteien, Leo Drake, Tony Drake, Donna Paulson, Frank Drake, and Steven Drake. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date by the family. Information provided by survivors.

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Obituary: Joan J Cordova

Joan J Cordova, born May 23rd 1926 in Washington, Iowa to parents Ralph and Bessie Scott. She leaves behind five children, Jacque Killman (Jerry), Scott Cordova (Sarah), Valerie Carter (Bill), Jane Myers (Kenneth) and Debbie Gray (John) and one stepson Phillip Copas, 12 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by Daniel P. Cordova and Richard Copas. She was a long time resident of Camp Verde. She will be missed by all who knew her. She had a funny sense of humor and a kind heart. She so loved her family and always wanted them to be together. Her memorial service will be held at the Westcott Funeral home on Wednesday the 24th of May at 10:00 AM in Camp Verde. Information provided by survivors.

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Obituary: Dorothy L. Hollmann

Dorothy L. Hollmann, 87 of Sedona, passed away on May 10, 2017. She was born on August 14, 1929 in Mt. Vernon, Indiana to Wesley C. Grossman and Vetris Jones.

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Obituary: Jon Daniel Nelson

Jon Daniel Nelson, “Danny”, 55, of Cottonwood, passed away at home on May 13, 2017. He was born on February 7, 1962 in Cottonwood to Cecil J. Nelson and Leonor G. Morris. Danny attended schools in Cottonwood and graduated from Mingus Union High School in 1980.

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Obituary: Harry Alexander McIntyre

Harry Alexander McIntyre, 83 of Cottonwood, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Harry was born in Oquawka, Illinois on April 9, 1934 to Nina and Robert McIntyre. He was married to Ruth Anne Polansky on August 24, 1954 in Kewanee, Illinois. He received his education in Seaton, Bald Buff and Broadview Academy in Illinois, and graduated in 1954. Harry was employed at Case Co in Iowa, Admiral in Galesburg, Illinois.

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Obituary: Dan Eugene Kimling

Dan Eugene “Keebler” Kimling was born in Riverdale, Maryland on October 26, 1950. He passed away on May 10, 2017 at the age of 66. Born to Robert H. and Pauline H. Kimling, he was a happy child who made friends easily. This was a trait that he had his whole life.

Obituary: LaVeeta K. Harper

LaVeeta K. Harper (Eoff), 73, of Jerome, passed into the arms of her heavenly father on May 7, 2017 at her home in Camp Verde. She was preceded in death by her mother, father, and a brother. She is survived by her husband, five children, eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and three brothers. Information provided by survivors.

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Obituary: Curtis Dean Luttrell

Curtis Dean Luttrell: Born January 17, longer ago than he would willingly admit to (1938) and crossed over May 11, 2017, after a long, colorful and at times hard to believe journey. He was a beloved and dutiful son and grandson, a proud loving and generous, if sometimes demanding father and papa, an amazed, joyous and grateful great grandfather and a beloved husband twice.

Obituary: Kendallynn Evelyn Ibarra

Kendallynn Evelyn Ibarra, 11 months, of Camp Verde, passed away on May 14, 2017. She was born on June 15, 2016 in Cottonwood to Christopher Ibarra and Dominique Kaska.

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Obituary: Ione Hazelton

The “Walking Woman” Ione Hazelton, age 95, started walking in Heaven May 10 after a short illness. Although recently at Austin House, for 10 years she was seen walking to the bank, her favorite stores, and Pepe’s Restaurant.

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Obituary: Norma Cano

Former Cottonwood resident Norma Cano, 88, died April 17, 2017, with her family by her side in Seal Beach, California. Mrs. Cano had a 40-plus year career as a receptionist in a factory that distributed goods to various stores and markets in Southern California. She loved decorating for Christmas and enjoyed hosting holiday parties for family and friends.

Obituary: Thelma Irene Mayberry

Thelma Irene Mayberry, 1/9/1935 - 5/13/2017, died peacefully at home with her family around her. She leaves 6 children, 9 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Services were held Tuesday, May 16, 2017 and she will be interred in the family’s multi-generation cemetery in Harrison Gulch, California. Private services to be held by family members. Information provided by survivors.

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Obituary: Luella Mae Ramundt 1928-2017

Luella Mae Ramundt, 88, of Cottonwood, died peacefully on May 5, 2017 at Valley View Care Hospice.

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Obituary: Donald William Livingston 1927-2017

Donald William Livingston, 89, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 5, 2017.

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Obituary: Evelyn LaRue 1926-2017

Evelyn LaRue passed into the arms of her Heavenly father on May 7th.

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Obituary: Dorothy Emma (Plocher) Hill

Dorothy Emma (Plocher) Hill, born in Victoria, MN on March 12, 1924, passed away in Cottonwood, AZ on May 9, 2017.  Dorothy married Pastor K.K. Hill in 1946 and started their married life in Inglis, Manitoba Canada.  After 4 years, they returned to their home state of Minnesota where they continued their ministry for the next 30 years.

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Obituary: Robert Carl Worgull

A remembrance for Robert Carl Worgull will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at 1:00 pm, at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 North Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, Arizona. There will be a brief military service at the Cemetery’s Committal Service Shelter.

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Obituary: Harry Alexander McIntyre

Harry Alexander McIntyre, 83 of Cottonwood, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Harry was born in Oquawka, Illinois on April 9, 1934 to Nina and Robert McIntyre. He was married to Ruth Anne Polansky on August 24, 1954 in Kewanee, Illinois. He received his education in Seaton, Bald Buff and Broadview Academy in Illinois, and graduated in 1954. Harry was employed at Case Co in Iowa, Admiral in Malmesbury, Illinois.  In 1968 he moved to Sedona, Arizona where he worked as a painting contractor retiring in 1995.

Obituary: M. Scott Zimmerman

M. Scott Zimmerman, 89, passed away peacefully and calmly on May 3rd. Scott was born in Mt. Vernon, Texas and grew up in the farm communities around Midland, Texas.  After attending Seminole High School, Scott enlisted in the Army Air Corp. (later the U.S. Air Force).  When he was stationed at Williams AFB in Chandler he met the love of his life, Pat Turley.  They were married on May 31st, 1947.  Scott was stationed in England and Germany when he participated in the Berlin airlift.  While stationed in San Bernardino, CA, Pat and Scott welcomed their son Michael into the family. 

Obituary: Mike Delvillar

A memorial service for Mike Delvillar will be held Saturday, June 3, 2:00 at the Moose Lodge in Clarkdale, AZ.  Pot luck to follow.

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Commentary: In French election, youth brings optimism

Having covered Europe for the last 40 years, I was overwhelmed with wondrous memories this week as the centrist Emmanuel Macron stepped elegantly out of the Louvre, once the residence of French kings, to celebrate becoming the youngest president of France since Napoleon.

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