Sun, March 29


Christopher Michael Newcombe

Cornville resident Christopher Newcombe died Aug. 27.

He was 23 years old.

Mr. Newcombe was born July 9, 1977 in Phoenix.

A graduate of Mingus Union High School, Mr. Newcombe attended one year of college and was looking forward to a career in law enforcement.

He enjoyed music, singing, the ocean and motorcycles.

Survivors include his mother, Vicki L. Newcombe of Cornville; his father, Thomas J. Newcombe of Scottsdale; a sister, Stefanie E. Newcombe of Scottsdale; a brother, Jeffrey T. Newcombe of Cornville and his grandmother, Betty Lichty of Cottonwood.

Funeral services are scheduled for today at 11 a.m. in the Westcott Funeral Home Chapel, 1031 E. Mingus in Cottonwood. Deacon Ron Pelton will conduct the services and burial will follow in the Sedona Community Cemetery.

Mr. Newcombe will be remembered for his dedication to helping those around him have a positive self image.

Eldon Edward Klanecky

Private family services were held for Eldon Klanecky of Cottonwood.

Mr. Klanecky died Aug. 27.

He was 71 years old.

Mr. Klanecky was born in Ord, Neb. May 16, 1929.

A veteran of the United States Air Force, Mr. Klanecky was a retired health physics foreman in the North American Space Operations Program. He worked for 31 years at Rockwell International and resided many years in the Aurora and Denver areas of Colorado before moving to Cottonwood.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Erdice Carolyn Klanecky; a daughter, Lori G. Smith of Cornville; a son-in-law, Greg; two sons, Bradford Klanecky of Denver and Michael Klanecky of Boulder; a daughter in law, Lynn; a sister, Mildred Van Valkenburgh of Florida; two brothers, Robert Klanecky of Aurora and Harold Klanecky of Arizona; his mother-in-law, Elsie Amis of Boulder; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Martha L. Butler

Camp Verde resident Martha Butler died Aug. 24.

She was 85 years old.

Mrs. Butler was born in Flagstaff Feb. 15, 1915.

She was a graduate of Lampsons Business College and worked as a secretary.

Survivors include her two sons, James and Jon Butler; a daughter, Carol Bauer; three sisters, Katherine, Elizabeth and Eleanor; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial Mass was held Aug. 29 at St. Frances Cabrini Church in Camp Verde.

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