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Obituaries, Feb. 7, 2007

Jack Seitz

Carl "Jack" Seitz, 69, a resident of Cottonwood, died Jan. 30, 2007.

Jack was born in Reading, Pa. Feb. 25, 1937 to Carl Frederick and Anna Marguerite (Hetrich) Seitz.

In 1957, Jack married the love of his life, Shirley Jacobs, and in 1959 they moved to Phoenix. Then in 1974, they made their last move to the Verde Valley.

Jack is survived by his wife, Shirley Seitz, Sr.; his daughter, Maria Hanna; his sons, Eric Seitz and his wife, Shirley Jr., and Jeffrey Seitz and his wife, Jill; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

There will be a celebration of life for Jack Saturday, Feb. 10, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the American Legion Post 25, 480 South Calvary Way, in Cottonwood.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions made in Jack's name be sent to either the Mingus Union High School Future Farmers of America Program, 1801 E. Fir, Cottonwood, Arizona 86326, or to the Verde Historical Society, 1 N. Willard St., Cottonwood, Arizona 86326.

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Hazel L. Brady

Hazel Lorraine Brady, 80 of Camp Verde, died at her home Jan. 29 after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Hazel was born Sept. 14, 1926, in Los Angeles, Calif., to Thomas and Elizabeth (Pulliam) Dendy.

She was raised in Prescott and was a graduate of Prescott High School.

Hazel considered being a mother to her four children and grandmother to be her greatest accomplishment in life. She took a great deal of pride in her job as a tour bus hostess with Especially 4 U bus Tours in Mesa.

Hazel is survived by a son, Richard L. Brady of Camp Verde; two daughters Pennie A. Pleasant of Camp Verde, Susan K. Warren of Huron, S.D.; two sisters: Betty Bristow (Virl) of Phoenix, Jackie Knott (Floyd) of Wickenburg; and four grandchildren.

A memorial service will be Feb. 10 at 2 p.m., at Westcott Funeral Home, Camp Verde Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, send memorial donations to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Fund 1900 N. Northlake Way, Suite 135, Seattle WA 98103.

An online guestbook is available at

Joan E. Kaler

Joan Edith Kaler, 91, of Cottonwood, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2007. She was born Aug. 14, 1915, in Los Angeles, Calif., and was the daughter of May Smith.

Joan was fortunate to be a housewife and homemaker, but also volunteered her time to the Red Cross for 10 years. She was a member of the Verde Baptist Church.

She leaves behind her daughter, Linda Ramsay of Cottonwood; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be at the Rio Del Oro Mobile Home Park, 325 W. 89A, in Cottonwood, on Feb. 9 at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Verde Valley Caregivers, 54 Bowstring Drive, Sedona AZ 86336.

An online guestbook is available at

Kathryn Todd

Kathryn Todd, 79, of Cottonwood, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007. She was born Aug. 8, 1927, in Milwaukee, Wis., to Ernest and Gladys (Peterson) Liebackkan.

Kathryn worked as an office clerk and was a member of Faith Lutheran Church. She was married to the late S. Lee Todd.

Kathryn leaves behind her daughter, Audrey Griffin (Edward) of Bay City, Mich.; her brothers, Ron Liebackkan (Aggie) of Pennsylvania, and Jerry Liebackkan (Patricia) of Minnesota; her sister, Sharon Alt of Arizona; and 10 grandchildren.

Donations can be made to either the Faith Lutheran Church, 2021 E. Fir St, Cottonwood AZ 86326, or to the American Cancer Society, 2724 E. Lakin, Suite 9, Flagstaff AZ 86001.

An online guestbook is available at

Thomas D. Rees

Thomas D. Rees, 76, of Cottonwood, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007. He was born Aug. 13, 1930, to Thomas and Anne Rees in Clemenceau, where he attended school.

Thomas was a decorated veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served as boiler technician - second class, during the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

Thomas worked for the Northern Arizona Gas Company, Bicentennial High School, and LaPaz County Highway Department. Thomas enjoyed painting and carving.

He leaves behind his wife of 20 years, Ann K. Rees of Cottonwood; his son, Sam Rees of Salome; his sisters, Alice McCoy of Cornville, and Lauree Baker of Phoenix; his mother Anne Burrell of Phoenix; and four grandchildren.

A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, Feb. 9, 2007 at 1:30 p.m, at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Cave Creek.

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