Cottonwood Lions Club

Serving our community since 1950


Cottonwood, Arizona

Located in the beautiful Verde Valley

 

Updated Wednesday, July 26, 2017

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Charmaine Cunningham

 

Charmaine Cunningham, 58, resident of Cottonwood, AZ, passed away Monday, February 13, 2006 as the result of an automobile accident. She was born April 7, 1947 in Orange, California to Joseph and Hollis (Tibbles) Meier.


Charmaine received her Bachelor's Degree in Education at the University of Arizona and further received her Masters of Education at Northern Arizona University


Charmaine taught Kindergarten at the Clarkdale Elementary School. She was a wonderful teacher, she loved her students, and she enjoyed helping and watching them learn. She loved to read and worked hard to instill that desire to those she taught. She retired from the Clarkdale-Jerome School District


Charmaine is preceded in death by her sister, Kathleen Meier, who passed away in 1992. She leaves behind her husband of 35 years, Robert D. Cunningham; her daughter, Roberta of Flagstaff, and her mother, Hollis Meier of Chandler, AZ.


A visitation will be held on Friday, February 17, 2006 from 6:00-8:00pm at Westcott Funeral Home, 1013 E. Mingus Ave. in Cottonwood. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, February 18, 2006 at 11:00am at the Verde Baptist Church, 102 S. Willard St. in Cottonwood. Charmaine will be laid to rest at the Valley View Cemetery in Clarkdale, AZ


Contributions can be made in her memory to: Cottonwood Lions Club, P O Box 516, Cottonwood, AZ 86326.


Mueller, Framed

Robben S. Mueller

Robben S. Mueller, 71, of Cottonwood died November 9, 2008. He was born June 24, 1937 in Arlington Heights, Illinois, the son of Arthur and Adda Mueller.

He was a graduate of Arlington schools and also Washburn Trade School.

Mr. Mueller worked in the heating and air conditioning business and at the time of his retirement was shop foreman for Air Systems in Glenview, Illinois.

He was an active member of the Lions club, both in Illinois and with the Cottonwood Lions Club, where he served as president, secretary and zone chairman. He was awarded the Melvin Jones Fellowship and Lion of the Year.  He was a bus driver for Mingus Union High School and was also an avid archer. A member of the Rim Country Bow Hunters, he also participated in the Senior Olympic in archery. A proud owner of a classic 1955 Oldsmobile, he was a member of the Veteran Motor Car Club of America and his car appeared in a movie.

Mr. Mueller was also a member of the Faith Lutheran Church.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Diane Mueller; two daughters, Aby Korfias (and her husband Nick) of Illinois and Sheryl Brumbaugh (and her husband Clayton) of Idaho;  two brothers, Paul Mueller (and his wife Lois) of Arizona and Dee Mueller of Arkansas; two sisters, Carol Mueller of Arkansas and Dollie Herbst (and her husband Ray) of Michigan; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A visitation will be held Sunday, November 16 in the Westcott Funeral Home from 4-6 PM. A funeral service will be held Monday, November 17 in the Faith Lutheran Church at 11 AM. Burial will follow in the Valley View Cemetery.

Donation in his memory may be made to the Faith Lutheran Church, 2021 E Fir St, Cottonwood, AZ 86326, Cottonwood Lions Club, P O Box 516, Cottonwood, AZ 86326 or Verde Historical Society, PO Box 511, Cottonwood, AZ 86326.


Lyle Edgar Childs

Lyle Edgar Childs, 89, of Cottonwood died December 30, 2008. He was born October 12, 1919 in Opportunity, Nebraska, the son of Richard M. and Martha E. Childs.  He attended Tilden Nebraska schools and attended Minnesota Bible College. He served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Air Force during World War II, where he officiated at a large number of weddings of soldiers going off to war.  He worked at the Mayo Clinic with cancer patients, was active with Angels Unaware, Inc. a foundation founded by Roy Rogers and Dale Evans to assist developmentally disabled persons.  He worked in the publishing a printing business where he established Christian Publishing in Texas for the Emmanuel School of Religion in Illinois. He owned and operated Action Press and Prescott and was a previous owner of the Ad King in Cottonwood for seven years. Mr. Childs had been an English teacher. He drove a school bus for many years. He also had worked as a chef at L'Auberge Restaurant in Sedona.

Active in community organizations, he had served as president of the Archeological Society in the 70's, as president of Civitan, was past president of the Cottonwood Lions Club and served on the Camp Tatiyee, a Lions sponsored camp for handicapped children, board of directors.  He had been an active member of the Verde Valley Christian Church where he taught bible classes. For 12 years served the Wayside Chapel in Sedona and gave communion and also assisted other area churches.  He enjoyed square dancing, carpentry and cooking.

Mr. Childs was preceded in death by his sons, Ralph Prudencio Childs, Robert Childs, brothers, James, Ralph and Richard Childs and a sister Audrey Heese.  He leaves his devoted wife of 31 years, Escolastica "Tek" Amor Childs; son Estephen (Mary Ann) Childs of California; daughters, Linda Childs (Larry) Walden of New Mexico and Melissa Childs of Prescott; a sister Marjorie (Charles) Conger of Iowa; six grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, January 24, 2009 at the Verde Valley Christian Church at 2 PM.


George W. Spink: George receives Lions Award

George receives Lions Award

Memorial for

George W. Spink

Born in Lodi, California on Jan. 17, 1925
Departed on Oct. 20, 2009 and resided in Cottonwood, AZ.

 

Service:

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009

 

 

 

 

 

George W. Spink, 84, of Cottonwood, passed away at his home on October 20. He was born January 17, 1925 in Lodi, California. He is survived by his wife Patti Spink; children Genie (John) Beecher, Judy (Dennis) Clarkson, Gary (Vicki) Spink, Cory (Greg) Grinaker; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

 

George was very active in the community of Cottonwood. He was the Sight & Hearing chairman for the Cottonwood Lions Club for the last seven years. The club bestowed upon him the Melvin Jones Fellow Award for his dedication to humanitarian services.

 

He also volunteered at the Old Town Mission where he served for more than six years. He helped with the food drives, served lunches and helped with the newsletter.

 

A memorial service will be held at the Club House at Pine Shadows at 11 AM on Thursday, November 12. VFW Post 7400 will provide military honors to recognize George's service to his country as a World War II veteran.

 
The family asks that any recognition in George's memory be sent to the Cottonwood Lions Club Foundation, P O Box 516, Cottonwood, AZ 86326 to assist deserving persons to receive eyeglasses and exams, the program that George administered for seven years.

An online guestbook is available at www.westcottfuneralhome.com.

 

Description: Fern  Peacock

Fern Peacock

February 28, 1924 - April 2, 2014

Resided in Cottonwood, AZ

Fern Peacock, 90 of Cottonwood, passed away on April 2, 2014. She was born on February 28, 1924 in Streator, Illinois to John E. Cushman and Margaret M. Enders. Fern was a homemaker and did office work. She belonged to the Women's Club of Kankakee, IL and held numerous offices including president. She enjoyed art and gardening. She loved her family and enjoyed watching the birds and butterflies. She is survived by her husband of 67 years Robert A. Peacock; daughters Carol D. Peacock of Las Vegas and Debra J. Arroyo (Ramiro) of Denver, CO; 3 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 11, 2014 at 10:00am at Westcott Funeral Home in Cottonwood. In lieu of flowers, please make donations In Memory of Fern Peacock to The Clearing, P.O. Box 65, Ellison Bay, WI 54210.

 

An online guestbook is available to sign at www.westcottfuneralhome.com

 

William 'Bill" J. Allen

December 20, 1925 - January 8, 2016

Resided in Cottonwood, AZ

William Joseph Allen, age 90, a resident of Cottonwood passed away on January 8, 2016 in Cottonwood; He was born December 20, 1925 to the late William Thomas Allen and Inez Cleo Parker in Seeley, California. William enlisted in the United States Air Force and was a World War II veteran serving from January 2, 1944 to May 6, 1946. After the service, he went on to graduate from Arizona State College with a degree in Agricultural Science. He worked as a Farm Management Specialist for the Federal Government for over 24 years and retired in 1979. He spent his retirement enjoying his hobbies including hunting, fishing and camping. He was also an active member of the Elks, Lions, Moose and Good Sam Clubs in Cottonwood, Arizona. He is survived by his companion Margaret Thieme; son William and his wife Rebecca Allen; two grandchildren Joshua and Brittany Allen; and nephew Steve Holloway. At his request, there are no public services planned.

 

An online guestbook is available at www.westcottfuneralhome.com

 

Raymond 'Ray" L. Haggard

May 2, 1932 - July 13, 2017

Resided in Cottonwood, AZ

Raymond L. Haggard, 85, of Cottonwood passed away on July 13, 2017. He was born in Needles, California, the son of Lowell Edwin Haggard and Ruth Kelly Haggard.  A graduate of san Bernardino High School in 1950, Ray joined the ROTC. He continued his education at UCLA where he majored in English Drama. He directed classmate Carol Burnett in a radio drama. During college, he earned money by parking cars at the Beverly Hills Hotel, was a taxi driver and a lifeguard. He also was a member of the AFROTC. Upon graduation, he served his country in the Air Force as a Captain and was stationed at Loring Air Force base in Maine during the Korean War.  After his discharge, Ray taught English, Math, Drama and Stagecraft in San Bernardino and in the Laguna Beach School District.  Ray went on to be a Vice Principal and later was the School Improvement Director.  Darrel Haggard and Doreen Haggard Hill are his children by his first wife, Dolores Brigham.  He married Maureen McNelly Doyle on April 27, 1972. They were both members of the Cottonwood Lions Club, square-danced with the Cottonwood Roadrunners and were founding members of the Verde valley Voices. After 45 years of marriage, they have 15 grandchildren and thirty great-grandchildren.  A memorial service of remembrance will be held on Friday, July 28 in the Westcott Funeral Home at 11 AM. A reception will follow at the funeral home. Donations in Ray's memory may be made to the Cottonwood Lions Club, P O Box 516, Cottonwood, AZ 86326 or to a charity of your choosing.

 

An online guestbook is available at www.westcottfuneralhome.com

 

 

     
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