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Obituaries, September 21, 2005

Lois H. Reynolds

Lois Hobbs Belmont Reynolds, a resident of Cottonwood, died Sept. 19, 2005.

Born the seventh child of Henry and Mamie Hobbs of Tolar, Texas, on Jan. 26, 1917, she is survived by her husband Ken Reynolds of Cottonwood; her daughters, Jeanne Phillips of Andersonville, Tenn., Betty McLaughlin of Moorpark, Calif., Fern Schultz of Cottonwood; a son, Robert Belmont of El Paso, Texas; sisters Venita Tate of Auburn, Calif., Viola Simms of Brownwood, Texas, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

"She was the strongest person I know and brought joy and happiness to not only her family but to everyone else whose life she touched. I hope to be just like her when I grow up," remembers her granddaughter Yvonne (age 44).

When she passed she expected to be greeted by her youngest son, Billy, her parents and nine brothers and sisters that passed over before her.

She will be missed by all.

Private services were held by the family.

An online guestbook is available at

George W. (Bill) Colton

George W. (Bill) Colton, of Cottonwood, died in his sleep Sept. 17, 2005, surrounded by his family. He was born in Easton, PA June 5th 1925 to George William and Ruah Hollister (Fenn) Colton.

Bill served with the 104th Infantry Division during World War II and was a recipient of the Bronze Star. Afterward he received a degree in geology from Yale University. He worked 28 years for the USGS and 16 years with the Arkansas Geological Commission.

He and Jane Miskimen were married on April 9th, 1952 in New Philadelphia, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his parents and infant son, William James.

He is survived by his wife, Jane, and by his 11 children: Jim (Jan), Cottage Grove, Ore.; Ted (Becky), Flagstaff; Doug, Cottonwood; Jenny Miller (Kurt), El Paso, Texas; Kathy (Rusty) Branscum, Batesville, Ark.; Matt, Flagstaff; Charley (Carla), Imperial, Neb.; Tom (Debby), Rialto, Calif.; Karla Rollins (Jon), Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; Dwight (Heather), San Jose, Calif.; and Holly Seeders (Mike), Glendale; 28 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, two brothers, Edward (Merna) Colton and Buster (Kaye) Colton. He was a loving, loyal and strong man who will be greatly missed by his family.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Northern Arizona Hospice, 269 S. Candy Lane, Cottonwood 86326.

An online guestbook is available at

Keath E. Campos

Keath E. Campos, 33, of Cottonwood, died Sept. 14, 2005, with his family by his side. He was born May 26, 1972, in Los Angeles.

Keath is survived by his beloved children, Laina M. Campos, Adrian M. Campos and Maiah N. Dalton, all of Cottonwood; his parents Charles and Rita Campos, of Cottonwood; his brothers Robert Campos, Daniel Campos, both of Cottonwood, and Kenneth Campos, of Ramona, Calif; Auth Josephine Gerber, of Huntington Beach, Calif.; Uncle Ray Estrada, of Las Vegas, Nev.; many cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded by his brother Charles Campos Jr.

Keath was a special part of his loving family. He had many friends and will truly be missed by everyone who knew him. A memorial will be held, but services are pending until further notice.

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