Sat, July 20


Leander Bruce Coriz

Camp Verde resident Leander Coriz died July 13.

He was 38 years old.

Mr. Coriz was born Aug. 5, 1962 in Phoenix, Arizona.

He was a firefighter for the Yavapai-Apache Tribe in Middle Verde.

Mr. Coriz was a member of the Catholic faith.

Survivors include his mother, Lucinda Coriz; two sisters, Ida Coriz of New Mexico and Iva Coriz of Fort McDowell; a brother, Martin Loretto of Fort McDowell; a grandfather, Oscar Pusher; six nieces and nephews; three aunts and five uncles.

A funeral service is scheduled for today at 10 a.m. at the Camp Verde Rock Church in Camp Verde.

Ernest L. Burton

A graveside service is scheduled Friday at 10 a.m. in Clear Creek Cemetery for Camp Verde resident and World War II veteran Ernest Burton.

Mr. Burton died July 14 at the age of 79.

He was born in Wayne, Okla. Oct. 24, 1921.

Mr. Burton was a law enforcement officer. During his career, he worked for the Maricopa County and Yavapai County Sheriff's Office and the Camp Verde Justice of the Peace. He was a truck driver and DAV member.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Juanita Burton; a daughter, Barbara Ganis; a son, Jimmy L. Burton; a daughter-in-law, Donna J. Burton; a son-in-law, Larry Ganis; a sister, Roberta Saxton and Eudora Burns; a brother, Robert Burton and four grandsons, Steve and Keith Ganis, and Nicolas and Christopher Burton.

One son, Eugene Burton and a grandson, Jeffery Ganis, preceded Mr. Burton in death.

Elizabeth Jean Magee Euler

Former Cottonwood teacher Elizabeth Euler died July 10 in Prescott.

Mrs. Euler was 71 years old.

A graveside service was held July 17.

Mrs. Euler was born Nov. 12, 1929 in Tucson to Jack and Catherine (Fowler) Magee.

Mrs. Euler's family homesteaded in Tucson. By the age of 3, she began drawing and writing poetry.

As a young woman she enjoyed horses, archery, tennis and swimming. While living in Japan she climbed Mt. Fuji.

Mrs. Euler attended Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Stephen Women's College in Missouri and later married Dr. Robert Clark Euler who helped found Prescott College.

She pursued anthropological fieldwork on the Havasupai, Walapi and Yavapai Indian Reservations and gathered life stories of tribal elders as part of the Doris Duke Foundation oral history project.

She was a teacher from 1971 to 1989 in the Cottonwood Oak Creek School District.

Mrs. Euler was a member of the Watercolor Society and exhibited in Prescott, Sedona, Scottsdale and New York. She continued to paint, draw and write short stories throughout her life.

Mrs. Euler was a committed, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

Survivors include two daughters, Patricia V. Blodget and Catherine A. Euler of Prescott; a son, Thomas Euler of Tucson; a sister, Sally Moffett of Tucson; a brother, Jack Magee Jr. of Idaho; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Stepping Stones Agencies, 7465 E. First St. Prescott or to the Salvation Army (Senior Women's Group) 237 S. Montezuma Prescott 86303.

Mary Jane Bishop

Mary Jane Grace Bishop of Cottonwood died June 26.

She was born April 7, 1927 in Fort Robinson, Neb.

Mrs. Bishop was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary, Post 7400 in Cottonwood. She loved bingo and enjoyed visiting her children and grandchildren. Her cats, Charlie and Chris provided Mrs. Bishop with a lot of joy.

Survivors include her husband, Roy Thomas Bishop; four daughters, Janice V. Robichaud of Las Vegas, Debra A. Baker of Virginia, Cheryl L. Beaudette and Suzette M. Pucillo of New Hampshire; two sons, Roy T. Bishop of Massachusetts and Robert C. Bishop of Wyoming; a sister, Virginia Reno of Massachusetts; a brother, Harvey Fulmer of Texas; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A funeral service was held June 29 at Westcott Funeral Home.

Harriet R. Harding

Camp Verde resident Harriet Harding died July 13.

She was 81 years old.

Private services were held.

Mrs. Harding was born Oct. 31, 1919 in Phoenix.

She was a retired bookkeeper in the furniture business.

She was a member of the Southern Baptist Church in Tucson and a former member of the Southern Baptist Church in Flagstaff.

Survivors include her husband. Eugene "Gene" Harding; three sons, Tyler Harding of Cottonwood, Dennis and Stephen Harding of Tucson; two daughters-in-law, Qiong and Rashita Harding and three grandchildren.