Joseph W. Berta
July 29, 2002 - June 27, 2002
Birthplace: Red Lodge, Montana
Resided In: Cottonwood AZ
Funeral Home: Westcott Funeral Home
Joseph Walter Berta, 81, of Cottonwood died June 27. He was born July 29, 1920 in Red Lodge, Montana.
He was the husband of Helen (Paul) Berta.
Franklin Andrew Wolfe
June 05, 1925 - June 26, 2002
Franklin Andrew (Frank) Wolfe, died June 26, 2002.He was born in Williams Arizona June 5, 1925. Frank graduated from Chandler High School in 1943. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the U.S.S. Detroit.
He was assistant city clerk in Chandler until 1953 when he moved to Williams as the City Clerk. In 1965, he went to work Arizona Public Service (A.P.S.) as Area Manager and in 1972 transferred to the Verde Valley as Area Manager. He retired in 1987.
He was amember of the Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star, the Jerome Lodge of Elks #1361, and the Mountain View United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife: Edith; three daughters: Janet Cothren, Susan Diumenti, Mary Wolfe; two sons-in-law: Fred Cothren, Fred Diumenti; three grandchildren: John, Elizabeth and Kate.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, July 6th at 10:30 A.M. at Westcott Funeral Home 1013 E. Mingus Avenue Cottonwood, Arizona. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to: Northern Arizona Hospice, 269 S. Candy Lane, Cottonwood, Arizona.
Vincent J. Steidl
March 02, 1952 - July 04, 2002
Vincent James Steidl, 50, of Cottonwood, died July 4. He was born March 2, 1952 in Madison, Wisconsin.
He worked in Construction. He was a Vietnam veteran of the Air Force. He was a member of VFW, American Legion and the Loyal Order of the Moose.
He leaves his wife, Joy Steidl; a daughter Angela Steidl of Cottonwood; his parents, James and Dorothy Steidl of Cottonwood; his sister, Nancy McAnally and a brother, Kenneth Steidl.
A visitation will be held Tuesday, July 9 in the Westcott Funeral Home from 5-7 PM. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 10 in the funeral home at 11 AM.
Donations in his memory may be made to the VFW Post 7400 Memorial Fund, P O Box 689, Cottonwood, 86326.
Dorothy S. Peck
February 12, 1916 - July 04, 2002
Dorothy S. Peck, 86, of Cottonwood died July 4. She was born February 12, 1916 in Chicago, Illinois.
Mrs. Peck had served as a volunteer at Verde Valley Medical Center.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald R. Peck.
She leaves a son, Donald H. Peck of Cottonwood; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Private family services were held.
Westcott Funeral Home was entrusted with these arrangements.
September 25, 1946 - July 02, 2002
Manuel Grijalva, 55 of Cottonwood died July 2. He was born September 25, 1946 in Glendale.
Manny worked as a chef at Olde Town Bagel. He previously had worked at Su Casa restaurant.
He leaves his parents, Manuel F. and Mary Grijalva of Cottonwood; a daughter, Lisa Plante of Phoenix; two sisters, Mary Lou Grijalva of Mesa and Frances A. Sepulveda of Cottonwood; and a brother, Ricardo L. Grijalva of Phoenix.
A recitation of the Rosary will be held on Monday, July 8 in the Westcott Funeral Home at 7 PM. A vistation will be from 6 PM until the Rosary.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 9 in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at 10 AM. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery.
Irene G. Schroeder
June 08, 1911 - July 04, 2002
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan
Resided In: Sedona AZ
Funeral Home: Westcott Funeral Home
Irene Grace Schroeder, 91, of Sedona died July 4. She was born June 8, 1911 in Detroit Michigan.
Arrangements are incomplete.
Alfred Rand Goddard
October 18, 1918 - July 07, 2002
Alfred Rand Goddard, 83, of Sedona, Arizona died on Sunday, July 7th.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, October 18, 1918, he was schooled in Painville and Madison, Ohio. He joined the United States Navy on August 17, 1936, Company 24-36 USNavy Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois.
He served on the battleship USS Texas from 1936-1937; USS Arizona from 1937-1941; Auxillary Minesweeper USS Magpie; AMC 2, 1941;USS Sanderling 1941; USS Grouse, AMC 12, 1941-1943 USS YMS 145, 1943-1945. Upon being appointed Chief Warrant Electrician he was stationed in the USS Algol, AKA 54 and served throughout the Pacific Campaign as Electrical Officer, receiving nine citations for Naval Service.
After war service he became the Chief Engineer of the El Cortez Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada; the Chief Of the Silver Slipper; Last Frontier Village. Las Vegas; and from 1954-1964 the Chief of Plant Operations at the Showboat Hotel in Las Vegas.
In 1964 he became the Chief of Operations at the Goleta Valley Hospital and retained that position for 14 years. He was a 48 year member of the Masonic Lodge in Las Vegas; a member of the Scottish Rite; a lifetime member of the Kerak Shrine Temple, Reno, Nevada and a member of the Red Rock Memorial Lodge of Sedona, Arizona. He was also a life member of Veterans Of Foreign Wars Post # 7400 Bert Black Post, Cottonwood, Arizona.
Mr. Goddard is survived by his wife Betty Beatrice Goddard of Sedona, his son Gary G. Goddard of Chattanooga, Tennessee; his daughter: Carol Ann Nunley of Lake Havasu, Arizona; four grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.
His request is that any memorial contributions be sent to the USS Arizona Reunion Association, P.O. Box 14435, Tucson, Arizona 85732. There are 1200 of his friends and shipmates entombed there. He asks that you never forget their sacrifice.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, July 15, 2002 at the Masonic Lodge 135 Shrine Road, Sedona, Arizona at 2:00 P.M. There will also be a family memorial service held in the future in Unionville, Ohio.
F. Lawana Johnson
July 09, 1919 - January 31, 2003
Lawana Johnson, 83, of Sedona died Friday, January 31. She was born July 9, 1919 in Waurika, Oklahoma, she has resided in Arizona for 72 years.
Mrs. Johnson attended the Verde Valley Christian Church. She enjoyed traveling, hiking and working with stained glass. She was an avid reader, and enjoyed spending time with her family.
She is survived by her husband of 43 years,Henry Johnson; a son, Jerry Lemons of Sedona; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
There are no services scheduled.
Any donations in memory of Mrs. Johnson may be sent to the Humane Society of Sedona, 2115 Shelby Drive, Sedona, AZ 86336.
Alta L. Dixon
January 20, 1919 - June 13, 2003
Alta L. Dixon, 84, of Cottonwood died June 16. She was born January 20, 1919 in Florida.
She was a retired registered nurse. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Mrs. Dixon leaves her husband, Cyril J.''C.J.'' Dixon.
There are no public services planned. Westcott Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
William F. Phillips
August 24, 1930 - June 30, 2003
William F. Phillips, 72, of Camp Verde died June 30 in Camp Verde. He was born August 24, 1930 in Prescott.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Carol Phillips.
Mr. Phillips is survived by two daughters, Linda Ramos of Santa Maria, California and Cynthia Ayala of Palm Desert; a son, William F. Phillips, Jr of Camp Verde; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He is a member of the American Legion and VFW Post #7400.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday July 8 in the Westcott Funeral Home, 631 S. 1st St. Camp Verde. An hour of visitation from 10-11 Am wil preced the funeral. Burial will be in the Middle Verde Cemetery.
Edward R. Fox
August 13, 1923 - July 02, 2003
Edward Richard Fox, 76, of Cottonwood died July 2. He was born August 13, 1923 in Oakland, California.
Mr. Fox was a retired traffic manager for the United State Government. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II.
Mr. Fox was a member of the Mountain View United Methodist Church, the Cottonwood Lions Club and was a charter member of Delta Nu Alpha , a tansportation fraternity.
He leaves his wife, Dilys D. Fox; two daughters, Judith Fox of Cottonwood and Jill Fox and her husband Cab Covay of San Francisco; two sons, Bruce and his wife Kathrin Fox of Flagtsaff and Bret Fox of Cottonwood; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 6 in the Mountain View United Methodist Church at 2:00 PM.
The family asks that donations may be made to the Verde Valley Habitat, P O Box 2515, Cottonwood 86326.
Westcott Funeral Home assisted the family with these arrangements.
Mercy B. Navarro
May 10, 1919 - June 27, 2003
Mercy B. Navarro, 84, of Cottonwood died June 27. She was born May 10, 1919 in Phoenix.
She loved to cook for everyone, sew and she had a rooster and chicken collection.
Mrs. Navarro leaves her husband Joe Navarro; three sisters, Teresa Failing of Apple Valley, California, Lillian Paniagua of Pismo Beach, California and Martha Murrillo of Glendale, Arizona; three brothers, John Balsz of Bellflower, California, Herny Balsz of Mead, Washington and Fred Balsz of Los Angeles.
There are no public services planned. Westcott Funeral Home assisted the family with these arrangements.