TRUSTED NEWS LEADER FOR COTTONWOOD, CAMP VERDE & THE VERDE VALLEY
Thu, Feb. 27

Cecil C. Billingsley, 1923-2007

Cecil C. Billingsley, 83, died May 19, in the comfort of his home surrounded by loved ones.

Born July 31, 1923, in Prescott to Cecil and Isie Billingsley, his life began on the OX Ranch started by his father in 1906.

Cecil moved to Nucla, Colo., with his brotherm Buck, son Terry, and nephew Cecil Edward to establish the Billingsley Ranch, which they operated for 10 years.

Returning to Arizona, Cecil and Terry owned the M-Diamond Ranch in the Verde Valley 1979-88.

Cecil was a very talented roper and a PRCA Turtle member.

Survivors include his wife, Charlotte; son Terry Billingsley; daughter April Harrison; stepson Craig Stern; seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

To celebrate his life, a memorial service and cowboy potluck will be held June 2, 11 a.m., at the Billingsley residence, 540 Gloria Lane, Cornville.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Cecil's memory to: Arizona Cancer Society or Northern Arizona Hospice.

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