Fri, Feb. 28

Elizabeth A. Dillon, 1933-2007

Elizabeth A. Dillon, 73, a resident of Cottonwood, died April 10.

She was born Aug. 26, 1933, to Thomas and Wilma (Ware) Dillon in Phoenix, where she grew up and graduated from North Phoenix High School. Elizabeth then attended Arizona State College (now Northern Arizona University), where she obtained her Bachelor's Degree in 1956. She later completed a Master's Degree in Fine Arts at NAU (1975) and a Master's Degree in Spanish at the University of Arizona (1982).

During her career as a schoolteacher, Elizabeth taught subjects including Art and Spanish in Flagstaff; Phoenix; Cabool, Missouri; and Cottonwood.

Elizabeth's artistic abilities were evident in her paintings, drawings and sculpture. Many of her works were displayed in gallery shows over the years. Several of her beautiful pen and ink drawings of historic buildings in Grand Canyon Village were shown there and included in the 1978 publication "A Guide to Grand Canyon Village Historic District" by Timothy Manns.

She is preceded in death by her brother, John M. Dillon. She leaves behind her son, Charles T. Eckman of Glendale; her daughter, Kathryn D. Horvath of Tucson; her brother, Joseph L. Dillon of Phoenix; her sister, Patricia J. Dillon of Cottonwood; as well as four grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held in honor of Elizabeth's life on Saturday, April 21, 11 a.m., at Westcott Funeral Home.

Memorial Contributions can be sent to: Habitat for Humanity, c/o Verde Valley HFH, P.O. Box 2515, Cottonwood, Arizona 86326.

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