Obituary for Cozette Deen

Cozette M. Deen, 90,  passed away on Jan. 19, 2021, at her home in Safford. She was born May 13, 1930, in Ellinwood, Kansas to Marie and Elmer Walter and graduated from the Ellinwood Schools. She married the love of her life, Donald Deen, on June 22, 1948, in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ellinwood. She moved to Safford on July 27, 1971, where she became a member of the St. Rose Lima Catholic Church. Cozette enjoyed dancing, rock hunting, reading, crossword puzzles, being a wife and homemaker.

She was preceded by her loving husband of 48 years; son, Morgan Deen; son, Stanley Deen; daughter, Sherin Osborn Coeen; granddaughter, Melissa; great-grandson, Dillion; her parents; brother, Bud Waters; sister, Elaine Oberle, and sister, Muriel Thomas.

She is survived by a son, Mike Deen; sister, Bonnie Loxterman; four grandsons; three granddaughters, and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a life long friend, Jeanine Gowdy, of Ellinwood.

Following cremation, a private Catholic graveside service and interment will be held at the Safford Cemetery, with Father Mike Bradley officiating. The date is to be determined. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Haven Home Health-Hospice; 1280 S. 20th Ave., Safford, AZ 85546 or SEACUS; 1124 W. Thatcher Blvd., Safford, AZ 85546.

Arrangements are under the direction of McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel & Gila Valley Crematory. Online condolences may be extended at