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Obituaries, April 9, 2006

Eula M. Mizner

Eula Mae Mizner, 75, of Camp Verde, died Wednesday, April 5, 2006.

Eula was born on June 24, 1930, to Fred and Lula Cox in Phoenix, where she grew up and was a graduate of Phoenix Union High School, and also attended the ROTC.

Professionally, she worked as an accountant, primarily in the Department of Accounts Payable for various companies such as, Coca Cola Bottling Company, Phoenix Linen and Allied Signal.

Eula was a member of the First Baptist Church in Camp Verde. She enjoyed sewing, camping, singing and reading.

Eula is preceded in death by her husband, John Mizner. She leaves behind her daughter, Christine Martin, with husband James, of Casa Grande; her step-daughter, Sandra Grunow of Phoenix; her step-sons, Wayne Boss, with wife Susan, and Daryl Boss, with wife Sherri, all of Phoenix; her sisters, Frances Gyger of Camp Verde, and Edith Munday, with husband Norris, of Prescott Valley; as well as nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be today, April 9, at 1 p.m. at Westcott Funeral Home-Camp Verde Chapel, located at 631 S. First St.

Eula will be laid to rest at the Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery in Phoenix.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the First Baptist Church of Camp Verde, P.O. Box 118, Camp Verde AZ 86322 or to Northern Arizona Hospice, 901 N. San Francisco St. Flagstaff AZ 86001.

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Ruth "Virginia" Berry

Ruth "Virginia" Berry of Cottonwood died on Tuesday, April 4, 2006, on her 85th birthday.

Virginia was born on April 4, 1921, in Jackson, Tenn., to William and Annie (Lewis) Wynns.

Virginia loved music and she always listened to the Grand Ole' Opry, which helped found her love of music. Her favorite song was Baby Likes to Rock, which was sung by one of her favorite groups, The Tractor. In her younger years, she also experienced a "once-in-a-lifetime" event when she had the privilege of playing the guitar with Eddie Arnold in a back-up group.

Virginia worked a variety of jobs throughout her life, including clerical and working in local schools. She also served as a Sunday school teacher.

Virginia loved walking and being outdoors, and she especially loved to fly. She was talented in quilting and crocheting and she also enjoyed reading and loved playing games with her family.

Virginia is preceded in death by her parents. She leaves behind daughters, Judy Lerette (Ted) of Cottonwood, Rose Kiley (Tom) of Chino Valley, and Betty Lawrence (Billy) of Nesbit, Miss.; sister Sue King of Martin, Tenn.; as well as 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

A celebration of her life will be held on Tuesday, April 11, at 10 a.m. at Westcott Funeral Home.

Mary Louise Anderson

Mary Louise Anderson, 82, of Cottonwood, died April 7, 2006. She was born Oct. 29, 1923, in Cottonwood to Pascual and Guadalupe Trujillo.

Mary attended the Clemenceau School and later she was a Rosie the Riviter for Fighter Planes and then became a homemaker to her children. She had a love for music, dancing and was creative in crafts and foods. She attended church at Immaculate Conception and she was an active member of American Legion Auxiliary.

Mary is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her sons, Robert (Nancy) Anderson of Cottonwood, and Thomas (Elaine) Anderson of Cornville; daughter, Andrea McGrady of Seattle; brother, Edwardo (Hortencia) Trujillo of Texas; sisters, Elvira Cardenas, Helen Ramirez, and Velia Garcia all of Cottonwood, and Alicia Gallego (Frank) of Clarkdale; as well as six grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

There will be a rosary on Monday, April 10, at 6 p.m. at Westcott Funeral Home in Cottonwood and a funeral mass will be held Tuesday, April 11, at 2 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, 700 N. Bill Grey Road, in Cottonwood.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Arizona Alzheimers Association or to Northern Arizona Hospice.

An online guestbook is available at

Vivian L. Rowell

Vivian Thomasma, 88, died April 6, 2006, in Sedona. She was born in Grand Rapids, Mich., on July 27, 1917, to David and Lillian Thomasma.

She is preceded in death by husbands Thomas Riddle and Glenn Rowell; a daughter, Diane Elenbaas; and a sister, Ruth Roelof.

She is survived by two daughters, Sharon (Al) Helmuth of Cottonwood, and Marianne Orr of Kalamazoo, Mich.; three brothers, Tom (Ginny) Thomasma, Dave (Joyce) Thomasma, Jack (Patty) Thomasma; as well as 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held in Grand Rapids in July. Memorial Contributions may be made to The Alzheimer Association.

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