In Loving Memory

Herbert Allen Harper, 86, of Camp Verde, died Thursday, July 19, 2001, in Taylor.


Mr. Harper was born Feb. 17, 1915, in Flora Vista, NM. He moved with his family in 1918 to Flagstaff, where his grandfather, James H. Harper, started a furniture business in 1922.


Mr. Harper became a partner in Harper's Furniture Co. and later started, owned and operated Harper's Used Furniture Mart. He also owned and operated Sno-Flake Laundromats in Flagstaff.


He later partnered with his sons in Herb Steven's Quick-Print and Harper Manufacturing in Flagstaff, and Eunique Cabinet Shop in Camp Verde and Cottonwood.


Mr. Harper was a founding member and deacon of First Baptist Church (now Flagstaff Christian Fellowship), where he taught Sunday school, sang in the choir and was a member of various quartets. At the time of his death, he was a member of Verde Baptist Church in Cottonwood.


He is survived by: his wife of 64 years, June Elizabeth (Holgate) Harper, of Camp Verde, sons Don, of Page, Stephen, of Flagstaff, and Timothy, of Mansfield, MO; daughters Patricia Shackleford of Taylor, and Cheri Bertinetti, of Gallup, NM; sister Marian Barnett, of Redmond, WA; brothers Harold, of Flagstaff, and Laurence, of Tse Bonito, NM; and 21 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.


Mr. Harper was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Allen and Mildred Harper; stepmother Jewell; and two grandchildren.


Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 27, 2001 at Verde Baptist Church, 102 S. Willard St., Cottonwood, AZ. He will be cremated so there will not be a burial service.


Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to: Friends in Action General Fund, P. O. Box 168, Mansfield, MO 65704.


Arrangements are being handled by Westcott Funeral Home of Cottonwood.





Patricia (Don) Shackleford

Donald Allen (Karen) Harper

Stephen Tobias (Darlene) Harper

Cheryl Ann (Jerry) Bertinetti

Timothy Leon (Bonnie-Sue) Harper



Ricky Allen (Monica), David Kevin (Sue), Robi Lynn, Elisa Rene, Jonathan Donally (Julie), and Judith Gayle (Michael Chalker) Shackleford;

Duane Allen, Bradley Conrad (Julie), Douglas Issac, and Brian Calvin (Nicole) Harper;

Vincent Stephen, Lawrence Stephen (Brenda), Christopher Tobias (Tracye), and Gregory Sean (Emily) Harper;

Sarah June, and Laura Rachel Bertinetti;

Andrew Joel, Heidi Grace(Josh Manning), Hollie Anna, Peter Joseph, and Lindsey Leigh Harper.


Great Grandchildren:

Krystal, Jessica, Melissa Jo Shackleford, and Sam Shackleford;

Randall Russel and Sheree Danielle Vance; Austin Shackleford; Jaqueline Alyse, Charleen LaRen, and Andrea Nicole Chalker;

Joshua and Amber Harper; Anthony Jay, Tylor Bradley and Alexis Jewell Harper;

Justin Lawrence, Ryan Christian and Dillon Bryce Harper;

Kyla Brittney, Calvin Christopher, and Morgan Faith Harper;

Rachel Dynea Harper.


Great-great Grandchildren:

Caanan, and Alexis Vance; Devon Shackleford