Don Larry “Doc” Adams
Don Larry “Doc” Adams was born on March 5, 1961 to Larry and Colleen Adams in Cedar City, Utah. His younger sister, Tamara, was born two years later on August 5, 1963.
His father’s career moved them to many places throughout the country before finally landing them in Richland, Washington. While attending Richland High School he met his future wife, Stephanie. They were married on December 31, 1981 in Richland. Immediately after the wedding, the two newlyweds drove to Cedar City where Don completed his degree in pre-med at Southern Utah State College (now SUU).
After completing his undergraduate degree in 1983 they moved to Davenport, Iowa where he enrolled at Palmer College of Chiropractic.
Upon graduating from Palmer in 1987, they moved to West Palm Beach, Florida where their first daughter, Lauren Michelle Adams, was born on June 19.
In the fall of 1989, the family relocated to beautiful Sedona, Arizona. He worked alongside a local doctor before purchasing the practice and officially opening the doors to Adams Chiropractic Clinic. On June 27, 1992, their second daughter, Kathryn Elaine Adams, was born in Cottonwood. In 2005, the couple divorced.
As Doc’s practice began to grow, so did his love for the community. His dedication for helping those around him extended beyond his practice and compelled him to get involved with the youth at the local high school.
From the time Red Rock High School opened its doors in 1994, he began to offer his services as a team doctor, coach and mentor. By the time his daughters arrived at the high school he was a well-established figure on the sidelines of every football game and was ever present on the basketball court. Both of his daughters played for the girls basketball program at the high school and he could be found at every game, home or away. Even after Katie’s graduation in 2010, he remained an influential fixture at the high school offering help wherever it was needed.
His passions in life, beyond his love for his family, included a long day on the golf course, hunting with family and friends, volunteering as a coach, caring for his patients, playing and watching sports and generally enjoying an active outdoor lifestyle.
Don is survived by his two daughters, Lauren and Katie Adams, his parents, Larry and Colleen Adams, his sister and her husband, Tamara and Rick Allen and their three children, special friend Kim Maney, as well as many uncles, aunts and cousins.
In his memory, a scholarship fund has been established through Chase Bank.
The Don Adams Student Athlete Scholarship Fund will award a Red Rock High School student athlete funds to use towards their continuing education. In lieu of gifts or flowers, the family has asked that you please consider making a donation towards this fund in his honor.
His services were held in Sedona, Arizona and he will be laid to rest at the Cedar City Cemetery in Cedar City, Utah.
Judy Simmons Fisher Broome
July 30, 2009
Judy Simmons Fisher Broome, Ph.D., D.D., of Arcadia, Fla., died July 30. The wife, mother, sister, friend, counselor and healer is survived by husband, Billy Broome, children James LaPlante, Susan Coker (Tim), Charles LaPlante, Rubye Main (Russell), Michael LaPlante (Margo), brothers Rev. Jesse Simmons (Frances), Rev. Thomas Simmons (Sandy), sister Rev. Peggy VanVlack, 15 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
The radio personality and author of “Heaven on Earth” founded Sedona Church of Living God, first Spiritual Center of Sedona, and was a metaphysical minister.
Oct. 10, 1929 — Oct. 5, 2009
Justine Walters, 80, of Sedona, died Oct. 5. She was born Oct. 10, 1929, in Lille, France.
She lived in France and California and was an artist. Walters was a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church. She enjoyed gardening, art and entertaining.
She leaves her husband of 54 years, John; and a sister Nicole Rife (Gene) of Virginia.
Private services will be held at the Society of the Divine Word in Techny, Ill.
Madison Jade Lee
August 21, 2009
Madison Jade Lee, 17-day infant daughter of Scott Allen Lee and Krista Danielle Kleine, passed away Aug. 21, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix.
She will be remembered by her family as their perfect angel and will be dearly missed by all.
She was preceded in death by greatgrandma and great-grandpa Lee and greatgrandpa Reynolds.
Lee leaves her parents; great-grandma and grandpa Gorside, great-grandma Vergie, great-grandma Janet, grandma and grandpa Lee, grandpa Kleine and grandma Dawn; Uncle Garrett; Aunt Michelle, Aunt Melissa and Aunt Emily; and many great-aunts, uncles and cousins.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, Aug 29, in Clear Creek Cemetery at 10 a.m.
June 12, 1924 —Nov. 24, 2009
Peter Steinmann, 85, of Sedona, died Nov. 24. He was born in Bremen, Germany.
He was a World War II Army veteran, Kiwanis member, Church of the Red Rocks member.
He leaves his wife of 42 years, Kristin; sons Donald (Nancy) of Chatsworth, Calif., Scott of Oxnard, Calif.; daughters, Susan (Michael) of Canoga Park, Calif., Laurie (Jack) of Camarillo, Calif., Barbara (Chris) of Woodland Hills, Calif., Lisa of New Braunfels, Texas; five grandchildren.
Service will be Dec. 19 at 2 p.m. in California.
Oct. 1, 1923 — Nov. 1, 2009
Clifford Perkins, 86, was born Oct. 1, 1923, in Wilmington, Del. A World War II veteran, he graduated from Hobart College (BA) and Columbia University (MA) and attended Berkeley and Harvard.
In 1955 he came to the Verde Valley School in Sedona where he taught history and literature for 34 years.
He is survived by his wife Marguerite, sons Jeffrey and Joseph Perkins, a sister Dorothy Craig and two grandsons.
Donations may be made to Verde Valley School and Hospice Compassus.
Detta E. Lourance
March 31, 1914 — Aug. 27, 2009
Detta Lourance, 95, of Camp Verde, died Aug. 27.
She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Ralph and daughter Jean Marshall.
She leaves daughter Elizabeth Annie Sabin; grandsons David A. Lee, Steve Marshall and family, Thomas Marshall and family; granddaughters Detta Cavanaugh and family, Christie Daster and family, and Traci Bartells; great granddaughter Susan Sabin and family; and great grandson Jullian Sabin and family.
She was a member of Saint Frances Cabrini Catholic Church.
Edward Roth Oshier
Jan. 17, 1922 — Nov. 4, 2009
Edward Roth Oshier died Nov. 4 at Flagstaff Medical Center.
A resident of Sedona, he lived in Arizona for 21 years.
He was born Jan. 17, 1922, in Como, Colo. He was 87 years old.
He was preceded in death by his wife, MaryJane.
He is survived by his son Scott Oshier and his daughter Manet Oshier, both of Sedona; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
No services are scheduled.
Helen A. Campbell
Oct. 16, 2009
Helen Campbell, 91, died Oct. 16.
She is survived by daughter Felicia (Jon) Thompson, of Sedona; four stepchildren; three half-sisters; three half-brothers; two grandchildren, 10 step-grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and nine step-great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life took place Friday, Oct. 23, at Sedona Winds Assisted Living.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Heart Association.
Joanna Elizabeth Skelley
Oct. 14, 2009
Joanna Elizabeth Skelley, 90, died Oct. 14. She lived in Sedona for 30 years.
She was born in Mattoon, Ill. She and her husband made their home in San Diego until 1979. She enjoyed traveling and loved animals.
Survivors include husband William Skelley of Sedona; son Thomas Skelley of Sedona; daughter Peggy Barron of San Carlos, Calif.; sister Dorothy Jean Lewis of San Diego; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by son Michael Skelley in 1996.
No services are scheduled.
Noble L. Pirtle
September 10, 1915 - April 02, 2002
Noble Leroy Pirtle, 86, of Clarkdale, died March 31. He was born September 10, 1915 in Duncan, Arizona, the son of Clayburn and Elizabeth (Jones) Pirtle.
Mr. Pirtle grew up in Sedona and was a resident of Clarkdale for over 42 years.
He was Police Chief for the Clarkdale Police Department for ten years. He also had served as Captain of the Coconino County Sheriff's Department for two and half years.
Mr. Pirtle is survived by his wife, Rosa Jean Pirtle; three sons, Robert J. Pirtle, Noble James Pirtle and Patrick Clayburn Pirtle; nine grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Gene Leroy Pirtle; four sisters and four brothers.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 4 from 4-7 PM in the Westcott Funeral Home in Cottonwood. A graveside service will be held on Friday, April 5 at 11 AM in the Sedona Community Cemetery.
Paul L. Dodendorf
February 23, 1920 - April 01, 2002
Paul Llewellyn Dodendorf, 82, of Cottonwood died April 1st. He was born February 23, 1920 in Wind Gap, Pennsylvania.
Mr. Dodendorf retired as a kiln burner for Phoenix Cement Company. He retired in 1984. He was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.
He leaves his wife of 60 years, Thelma Dodendorf; three daughters, Diane Hopper, Janice Wager and Shelby Fleming, all of Cottonwood; a son, Llewellyn Dodendorf of Clarkdale; ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 6 in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Cottonwood at 2:30 PM.
Westcott Funeral Home was entrusted with these arrangements.