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Verna Lucille Welsh 1917 - 2011

Verna Lucille Welsh

Verna Lucille Welsh

Verna Lucille Welsh 93 of Cottonwood and Winslow AZ born in Newton, Kansas, December 20,1917 passed away peacefully on September 17, 2011 surrounded by her loving family as she made the transition from this life to her heavenly life to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Her love of God and Jesus Christ was always first in her daily living and she always had a positive attitude and a great smile. An awesome mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to everyone, she will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Benjamin and Rhoda Northcott, husband Leo Dan Welsh, two sisters, Evelyn Grove and Lois Northcott, grandson Sean David Bealer, and great grand son Brandon Doucette.

She is survived by her loving daughters, Jeanette (Dick) Volk, Leorena (Ray)Gore, son George (Carol) Welsh, granddaughters Cynthia ( Ian) Stewart, Stephanie Doucette, Marka (Steve) Ross, Julie (Kevin) St. Cyr, grandsons, Clifford (Eliza) Bealer, Chris (Vivian)Welsh, Kevin (Michelle) Welsh, step-grandson Mike Volk and step granddaughter Gay Fox, 10 great grandchildren, I great great granddaughter, 7 step grand children, 5 step great grand children and 4 step great great grand children, sister Wilma Michael and niece Sandra Ann Michael and nephew Gary Grove. Verna came to Winslow in 1939 to work for Fred Harvey and became a Harvey Girl where she met L. D. Welsh, grandson of Major and Mrs. L.M. Shipley in 1941.

Over the years she was very active in the First Christian Church, was president of PTA, worked as a waitress for the Falcon Restaurant and was Secretary-Manager for the Winslow Chamber of Commerce. In October of 2009 Verna decided to move to Cottonwood Village and was thrilled with her apartment and getting to meet new friend, enjoying all of the activities offered at the Village. She always said, “ This was her Big Home.” ( Saying this because her home in Winslow was quit small)

Visitation will be Thursday, September 22 from 6-8 p.m. at Norvel Mortuary Chapel of Winslow and Funeral service will be held on Friday, September 23 at 11 AM at Norvel Owens Mortuary Chapel, 1505 W. 3rd Street, Winslow, Arizona.

A memorial service will be held at 2PM on September 27 at Cottonwood Village, 201 E. Mingus Ave, Cottonwood, Arizona. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Northern Arizona Hospice, 203 South Candy Lane, Suite 10-A, Cottonwood, AZ 86326, or a charity of your choice.

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