October 11, 2016
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Henry Miles Shill, 94, longtime Verde Valley resident passed away June 29, 2017. Henry was born January 6, 1923 in Lehi, Arizona to the late Wright Paynter and Lillie Emma (Rothrock) Shill.
Priscilla M. “Pat” Wiley (nee Jepsen), 90 left this world July 3, 2017 in Cottonwood, Az. She was born March 4, 1927 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Her parents, George and Bessie (nee Todd) Jepsen, preceded her in death.
James “Dick” Tackitt passed away on August 8, 2017. He is survived by his wife Helen of 65 years; sons Rick (Nancy) and Dan (Lore); grandchildren Emili Daniels, Elissa (Rich) Jewell and Ashley, Jerry and Brian Tackitt; great-granddaughter Sara and great-grandsons Shawn and Cody.
Gloria Morris, 88 of Clarkdale, passed away on August 1, 2017. She was born on March 19, 1929 in Williams, Arizona to Frank and Gladys Buss. Gloria attended school in Williams and worked as a Nurse’s Aide for Williams Hospital.
Rodney Brown (September 6, 1925 – July 22, 2017), 91, of Cottonwood, died July 22. He was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He was preceded in death by wife Clara, sister Leila, and brother Leonard.
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.
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.
Alice Margaret Harvey (née Steyer) peacefully passed away on June 10, 2017.
This is a true story about the life and times of Charles Robert Gilbert. “Bob” as he was known to his friends.
Lawrence “Larry” A. Drake, 78, born May, 22nd, 1938, a lifetime resident of Camp Verde, passed away Thursday, May 18th, 2017.
Marcia Mount, 62, of Cottonwood passed away on June 2, 2017.
Donald Raymond Gravlin, familiarly known as Travlin Gravlin, passed away after an extensive battle with diabetes in Rockford, IL on May 28, 2017 at the age of 85. For memorial information and to read a full obituary, please visit olsonfh.com. Information provided by survivors.
Eleanor Milligan, 88, a resident of Clarkdale, was swept away into the arms of her Savior Tuesday, May 30th.
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.
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.
Rose Craig, 87 of Cottonwood, passed away on April 20, 2017.
Charlotte Bernice Mary Raab August 14, 1927 – April 30, 2017
Jayme Salazar passed away in Prescott on April 28, 2017.
Harmony R. Brister of Cornville, passed away April 8, 2017. She was born on March 8, 2017 in Cornville, Arizona to Amanda Brister and Devin Moore.
Beverly Frances (Holliger) Gemler, 86 of Cottonwood, died April 6, 2017. She was born on May 21, 1930 in San Diego to Lillian and Francis Holliger.
Joseph Shepard, 86, of Cottonwood, Arizona, passed away peacefully on Monday April 2, 2017.
Justin Michael Steele-Baird was born February 8, 1992 in Hollywood, CA to Donna Weiss.
Harlan W. Nienoord, 77 of Cottonwood, passed away Friday, March 31, 2017.
May Pascoe Davis, April 7, 1921 – March 29, 2017:Born in Del Rio, Texas to Minnie Mae (Robertson) Pascoe and William Winkler Pascoe. She was raised on her parents’ Angora goat/cattle ranch near Cloverdale, New Mexico. There she worked as hard as any of the other hands with her two brothers, Frank W Pascoe and Peter Pascoe.
Elinor G Palmer died peacefully on March 2, 2017, at the age of 103, at Valley View Care after a short illness.
Benjamin Quiroz passed away suddenly in his home on February 21, 2017. He was born on November 27, 1965 in Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico and lived in Cottonwood for the past 30 years.
Richard Case, also known as Hippy John, died at VVMC on February 10, 2017. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on December 10, 1940 and lived in the Verde Valley for 50 years. He is survived by daughter Jill and granddaughter Ashley.
John Crews, 63 of Rimrock, passed away on February 2, 2017. He was born on February 28, 1953 to Kenneth and Mary Crews.
Darrell Rayhorn, 85, of Cottonwood , Arizona, passed away on Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Rose Marie Walen, 76 of Cottonwood, passed away on January 12, 2017.
Margaret M. Jones, 62, of Cottonwood, passed away on January 10, 2017 at home. She was born on February 27, 1954. in Pittston, PA, to James W. and Mary A. (Berkise) Jones. Margaret worked for Thomas Peters, MD from 1998 to 2008 and Jean Kroyn, DPM from 2009 to present.
Kelli Christine Kemper left this world January 11, 2017. She was born September 23, 1964 in Topeka, Kansas.
Our Beloved Glo Runyan passed on December 13th 2016 at 93 years of age.
Jesse R. Maggard, 77 of Camp Verde, passed away on December 19, 2016.
George John Bordenave, M.D. died peacefully in Cottonwood, Arizona on September 30, 2016. Dr. Bordenave was born in Berwyn, Illinois and was the son of Joseph and Helen Bordenave along with his siblings, Joseph L., John and Robert.
Margaret S. Jackson “Maggie” passed away on November 3, 2016.
Janet Lee (Shaver) Gentry, 89, passed away in Cottonwood, Arizona on November 3, 2016.
Liela Gene (Anderson) Meyers was born on April 5, 1928 in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, the youngest of seven children.
Connie Cody, 70 of Cottonwood, passed away on Saturday, October 8, 2016. She was born on September 9, 1946 in Denver, CO to Bill and Peggy Huck.