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Obituary: Henry Miles Shill

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.

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Obituary: Priscilla M. Wiley

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.

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Obituary: James ‘Dick’ Tackitt

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.

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Obituary: Gloria Morris

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.

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Obituary: Rodney G Brown

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.

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Obituary: Roy Heath

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.

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Obituary: Jane K. Wess

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.

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Obituary: Alice Margaret Harvey 1944-2017

Alice Margaret Harvey (née Steyer) peacefully passed away on June 10, 2017.

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Obituary: Charles Robert Gilbert 1946-2017

This is a true story about the life and times of Charles Robert Gilbert. “Bob” as he was known to his friends.

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Obituary: Lawrence A. Drake 1938-2017

Lawrence “Larry” A. Drake, 78, born May, 22nd, 1938, a lifetime resident of Camp Verde, passed away Thursday, May 18th, 2017.

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Obituary: Marcia Mount

Marcia Mount, 62, of Cottonwood passed away on June 2, 2017.

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Obituary: Donald Raymond Gravlin

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.

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Obituary: Eleanor Milligan 1929-2017

Eleanor Milligan, 88, a resident of Clarkdale, was swept away into the arms of her Savior Tuesday, May 30th.

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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: Rose Craig 1928-2017

Rose Craig, 87 of Cottonwood, passed away on April 20, 2017.

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Obituary: Charlotte Bernice Mary Raab 1927-2017

Charlotte Bernice Mary Raab   August 14, 1927 – April 30, 2017

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Obituary: Jayme Salazar

Jayme Salazar passed away in Prescott on April 28, 2017.

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Obituary: Harmony R. Brister

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.

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Obituary: Beverly Frances Gemler

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.

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Obituary: Joseph Shepard

Joseph Shepard, 86, of Cottonwood, Arizona, passed away peacefully on Monday April 2, 2017.

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Obituary: Justin Michael Steele-Baird 1992-2017

Justin Michael Steele-Baird was born February 8, 1992 in Hollywood, CA to Donna Weiss.

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Obituary: Harlan W. Nienoord 1939-2017

Harlan W. Nienoord, 77 of Cottonwood, passed away Friday, March 31, 2017.

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Obituary: May Pascoe Davis

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.

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Obituary: Elinor G Palmer 1913-2017

Elinor G Palmer died peacefully on March 2, 2017, at the age of 103, at Valley View Care after a short illness.

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Obituary: Benjamin Quiroz

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.

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Obituary: Richard Case

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.

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Obituary: John Crews

John Crews, 63 of Rimrock, passed away on February 2, 2017. He was born on February 28, 1953 to Kenneth and Mary Crews.

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Obituary: Darrell Rayhorn 1931-2017

Darrell Rayhorn, 85, of Cottonwood , Arizona, passed away on Tuesday January 24, 2017.

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Obituary: Rose Marie Walen

Rose Marie Walen, 76 of Cottonwood, passed away on January 12, 2017.

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Obituary: Margaret M. Jones

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.

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Obituary: Kelli Christine Kemper 1964-2017

Kelli Christine Kemper left this world January 11, 2017. She was born September 23, 1964 in Topeka, Kansas.

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Obituary: Glo Runyan

Our Beloved Glo Runyan passed on December 13th 2016 at 93 years of age.

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Obituary: Jesse R. Maggard 1939-2016

Jesse R. Maggard, 77 of Camp Verde, passed away on December 19, 2016.

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Obituary: George John Bordenave, M.D

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.

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Obituary: Margaret S. Jackson 1931-2016

Margaret S. Jackson “Maggie” passed away on November 3, 2016.

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Obituary: Janet Lee (Shaver) Gentry

Janet Lee (Shaver) Gentry, 89, passed away in Cottonwood, Arizona on November 3, 2016.

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Obituary: Liela Gene (Anderson) Meyers 1928 -- 2016

Liela Gene (Anderson) Meyers was born on April 5, 1928 in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, the youngest of seven children.

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Obituary: Connie Cody 1946-2016

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.