Marian Louise Meyers
September 15, 1921 - May 31, 2002
Marian Louise Meyers, 80, of Cottonwood died May 31st. She was born September 15, 1921 in Dayton, Ohio.
She leaves a stepdaughter, Barbara Townsend of Ohio; a stepson and his wife, David and Jo-Ellen Meyers of Florida and a brother, Ralph R. Haas of Cottonwood.
Mrs. Meyers has been in Arizona ten years.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, June 11 in the Westcott Funeral Home at 11 AM.
February 07, 1916 - June 02, 2002
Mary Dubiec of Camp Verde ,foremrly of Prescott Valley died June 2. She was born February 7, 1916.
Arrangements have not been completed.
Funeral Home: Westcott Chapel-CV
December 30, 1925 - May 31, 2002
Birthplace: Johnston, Pennsylvania
Resided In: Cottonwood AZ
Funeral Home: Westcott Funeral Home
Fern E. Rager, 76, of Cottonwood died May 31st. She was born December 30, 1925 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
Harlan Don Jackson
October 03, 1941 - June 03, 2002
Harlan ''Don'' Jackson, 60, of Camp Verde died June 3. He was born October 3, 1941 in Moyer, Oklahoma.
Mr. Jackson worked as a construction egineer. He lived in Arizona for almost all of his life.
He leaves his wife of 17 years, Amelia M. Jackson; a daughter, Meliza M. Jackson of Camp Verde; three sisters, Jolene Sargent of Havre, Montana, Bobbie Henry of Grand Junction, Colorado and Annette Presley of Miami, Oklahoma.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 7 in the Westcott Funeral Home in Cottonwood at 9 AM. Inurnment will be a later date in Coolidge.
July 17, 1908 - June 03, 2002
Hilda Shoemaker, 93, a homemaker passed away June 3, 2002 at Kachina Point Health Care in Sedona where she had been a patient for the past six months. She was born July 17, 1908 in Whitley County, Indiana, the only child of William Esta and Carol Arena (Vandersaul) Noble. On August 30, 1928, she was united in marriage to Ralph Lee Shoemaker. They celebrated more than 64 years of marriage before his death on Christmas Day 1995.
In 1941, Mrs. Shoemaker and her family relocated from Larwill, Indiana to Inglewood, California, followed by a move in 1968 to Wofford Heights, California. The move to Verde Village came about in 1984. Her last residence of three and a half years was Verde Manor in Cottonwood where she enjoyed good neighbors and the attention of birds, ground squirrels and a pair of hand fed road runners. She loved cats.
She continued a family tradition of making patchwork lap robes and doll quilts which she donated to Catholic Social Services, may of which are still being enjoyed by the grateful recipients.
Mrs. Shoemaker was a member of the Mountain View United Methodist Church. In her last years she has been a resident of Kachina Point Rehab and Healthcare Center. Her family wishes to thank all of the staff for their loving care, sense of humor and compassion.
She is survived by a son and daughter in law, Paul Alan and Julie Gray Shoemaker of Lake Isabella, California; a daughter and son in law, Donna Lee and M. Jay Pratt of Sedona; Grandson Stuart Pratt of Cottonwood; Shirley Shoemaker of Sun City, California, mother of grandsons David Shoemaker of Menifee, California and Terry Shoemaker of Palos Verdes, California; great-granddaughters, Nicole and Ashley Shoemaker of Menifee, California and great-grandson, Jeremy Pratt of Sedona.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 15 in the Mountain View United Methodist Church at 10 AM.
In her memory, donations may be made to the Mountain View United Methodist Church Building Fund, 960 S. 12th St., Cottonwood 86326.
Westcott Funeral Home is directing arrangements.
Joy J. Howerter
August 15, 1929 - June 03, 2002
Joy Jean Howerter, 72, of Cottonwood died June 3. She was born August 15, 1929 in Sidney, Nebraska.
Her husband Roy W. Howerter died in November of last year, whom she married July 3, 1946.
She was a member of the Ladies Elks and the VFW auxillary.
She leaves two daughters and sons in law, Janice K. and Frank Autio of Rawling, Wyoming and Linda R. and Andy Cyphers of Cottonwood; two sons and daughters in law, Roy W. Jr. and Delores Howerter of Arnold, Missouri and Larry G. and Mary Lou Howerter of Vancouver, Washington; two sisters, Margaret Smith of Las Vegas, Nevada and Betty McAdams of Victorville, California; a brother and his wife, Robert L. and Diane Glaubitz of Oxnard, California; twelve grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be in Rawling, Wyoming at a later date.
Westcott Funeral Home handled these arrangements.
William F. Stipes, Jr.
January 19, 1955 - June 05, 2002
William Fredrick ''Billy'' Stipes, Jr., 47, of Cottonwood died as a result of a motorcycle accident on June 2. He was born January 19, 1955 in Jacksonville, Florida.
Mr. Stipes was employed at the Bedrock Landscape Materials and Supplies in Cottonwood.
He leaves his mother and stepfather, Juanita and Bobbie Lee Earles; his father, William F. Stipes, Sr.; two daughters, Danielle Stipes and Heather J. Stipes; a son, Troy Ray Stipes; three sisters, Renita Ann Cutshaw, Meline Fay Perkin and Delena Sue Moy; four brothers, Douglas Lee Stipes, Clifford B. Earles, Michael W. Earles and Daniel P. Earles and three grandchildren.
A visitation will be on Saturday, June 8 in the Westcott Funeral Home at 10 AM followed by a funeral service at 11 AM.
Donations in his memory may be made to the William F. Stipes fund at the Bank of America in Cottonwood, Account #004651183369.
Stacy Lynn Welt
November 27, 1964 - June 04, 2002
Stacy Welt, 36, of Cottonwood died on June 4th. She was born November 27, 1964 in Warren, Pennsylvania.
Mrs. Welt worked at Basha's Grocery Store.
She leaves her husband, Clyde Welt; two daughters, Jennifer Lynn Adcock and Kami Rae Welt, both of Cottonwood; three sons, Merton Warden Adcock III, Travis Owen Adock and Blake Allen Welt, all of Cottonwood; her mother, Beth Stewart of Battle Mountain, Nevada; two sisters, Judith Ann Stockton and Amy Koreen Stewart, both of Battle Mountain, Nevada; two brothers, Daniel Wesley Stewart of Carey, Idaho and Leonard Dean Stewart of Everett, Washington; a grandson, Karson Allen Adcock of Cottonwood; her father and mother-in-law, John and Claudia Ripley of Cottonwood; and her grandmother-in-law, Anna Dickinson of Cottonwood.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 11 in the Westcott Funeral Home at 2 PM.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Paw Prints Thrift Shop, 6040 Highway 179, Sedona, AZ 86336.
Elsie Emma Ballam
October 21, 1929 - June 06, 2002
Elsie Emma Ballam, 73, of Camp Verde, died June 6th. She was born October 21, 1929 in Mountain Park, Oklahoma.
Mrs. Ballam was a member of the Camp Verde Seventh-day Adventist Church. She lived in Arizona for 70 years.
She is survived by her daughters, Denise Kennedy, Sandy Jenocovich, Cindy Trembley, Ethel Ballam, all of the Verde Valley and Beth Bendall of in West Virginia; a son, Robert Ballam of Scottsdale; two son in laws, Dennis Kennedy and Doug Bendall; a sister, Carole Ann Jones of Camp Verde; twelve grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack C. Ballam who died in 1995 and a brother, Richard Jones who also died in 1995.
No public services are planned.
Westcott Funeral Home assisted the family with these arrangements.
GARY HUGH HUDDLESTON
October 09, 1960 - June 23, 2002
GARY HUGH HUDDLESTON, 41, OF CAMP VERDE, ARIZONA DIED ON SUNDAY, JUNE 24TH. HE WAS BORN ON OCTOBER 9, 1960 IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA.
A RESIDENT OF ARIZONA FOR THIRTY YEARS, MR. HUDDLESTON WAS SELF-EMPLOYED AS A PAINTING CONTRACTOR. HE WAS A CANOEING AND FISHING ENTHUSIAST. HE ESPECIALLY ENJOYED THE PEACE AND QUIET OF THE OUTDOORS.
GARY IS SURVIVED BY A SON: JASON HUDDLESTON OF PHOENIX, ARIZONA; HIS MOTHER AND STEP FATHER: DORIS AND VINCE NORMILE OF COTTONWOOD, ARIZONA AND A SISTER: GAIL ROELLER ALSO OF COTTONWOOD.
A MEMORIAL MASS WILL BE CELEBRATED ON MONDAY, JULY 1ST. AT 10:00 A.M. AT THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 421 N. WILLARD STREET
COTTONWOOD, ARIZONA .
L. DENNIS MARLOWE
May 07, 1917 - June 26, 2002
L. Dennis Marlowe of Cottonwood, Arizona, died on Wednesday, June 26, 2002.
He was born at Exchange, Braxton County, West Virginia, on May 7, 1917 to Lloyd Frank and Dinnie Gerwig Marlow. (Some of the family spell their name as Marlow and others spell it as Marlowe.) He was graduated from Sutton High School, West Virginia in 1934. He received an A.B. degree from Otterbein College, Ohio in 1939 and another A.B. degree from Salem College, West Virginia in 1940. He received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the Ohio State University in 1967 which was a supplement to his law degree he received in December 1949, from that same university. He was a member of the Mountain View United Methodist Church, Cottonwood, Arizona. He moved with his wife and six children from Delaware, Ohio to Prescott, Arizona in December 1957, and to Phoenix in 1958.
Marlowe served a little more than two years and eight months in the United States Army Air Force during World War II. He was admitted to the practice of law in Ohio in March 1950 and in Arizona in October, 1958. He taught business law and law for engineers and architects, part time, from 1950 until 1957, in what is now the Business College at Ohio State University. He taught real estate and business law, part time, off and on from 1959 until 1974 in the Business College at Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona. He moved from Tempe to Cottonwood in 1986.
Marlowe's most well known practice of law was in the field of nuisance law. He represented some two hundred clients, including Del Webb, against the Spur Feed Company at Sun City, Arizona, and represented clients against five different feed lots in Tempe, Arizona. He represented Del Webb in Spur v. Webb case before the Arizona Supreme Court decided by the court in 1972. This case gained national attention because of the ruling of the Arizona Supreme Court that held the feed lots had to be enjoined but that Webb should indemnify Spur for the reasonable cost of moving or shutting down the business. This case was chosen for publication in the American Law Reports. The case is also included in Fundamentals of Modern Real Property Law by Edward H. Rabin, used for teach property and nuisance law in law schools.
Marlowe served as Solicitor for Village of Powell, Ohio and he also served on the Board of Adjustment for the City of Tempe, Arizona. He taught Sunday School in West Virginia, Ohio and Arizona. He was also active in Partent Teacher associations in both Ohio and Arizona.
Marlowe is the author of one book, Sarah's Journey Throu the Probate of Her Husband's Estate. He wrote a poem entitled To My Wife on the occasion of their fifty-fifth wedding anniversary. It was chosen for publication in the book America at the Millennium The Best Poems and Poets of the Twentieth Century. The short poem has four lines: ''There is no sunset, There is no sunrise, As beautiful as, The Smile in your eyes.''
He is survived by his wife, Barbara, whom he married in 1998. He is also survived by one sister, Mary Jean Andrews, Port Hueneme, California; one brother, Frank Jr. Marlow, Sutton West Virginia. And by his first wife, Martha Jane Moye Marlowe, whom he married in 1940, while teaching and coaching high school in North Carolina, and who died in 1997. He is survived by three sons, Charles, Walter and David, a daughter, Linda Lee, all of whom live in Arizona, eight grandchildren, and three gread-grandchildren. By his second wife, Barbara, he is survived by her five children, twelve grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two children, Dr. Lloyd H. Marlowe and Marilyn Jane DeNully, and by his well-known older brother, Dr. Bill Marlowe, of Prescott, Arizona, and a brother, Craig Marlowe, of West Virginia.
Marlowe had two hobbies--reading and writing. He read and studied the Bible, religious commentaries, and history. He enjoyed writing commentaries. His commentaries included, amoung others, Making Decisions; Recognizing Problems; Problems, Some Terrible, of a Sixteen Year Old; The Struggle for Man's Mind As He Enters the Twenty-First Century; Courtship and Marriage After Age Fifty-Five and The Mind and Memory of Man.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 2nd at the Westcott Funeral Home, 1013 E. Mingus Avenue Cottonwood, Arizona from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be private in Cottonwood. Please send no flowers. Interment will be at Green Acres Cemetery in Scottsdale, Arizona
Robert O. Cunningham
August 22, 1932 - June 27, 2002
Robert Oscar Cunningham, 69, of Camp Verde died June 27 at his home. He was born August 22, 1932 in Burwick, Iowa.
Mr. Cunningham was a retired furniture refinisher. He was a naval veteran.
He leaves his wife, Myrtle Cunningham; three daughters, Terrie Rouse of Escondido, California, Robin Byrne of Camp Verde and Noele Gingry of Payson; eleven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 13 in the Westcott Funeral Home in Camp Verde at 11 AM.