Obituary for Edward Montierth

Edward Montierth passed away on Nov. 16, 2021, in Franklin, Arizona. He was born on Feb. 19, 1936, in Central, Arizona to Alonzo and Leora Montierth.

Eddy graduated from Safford High School Class of 1954. He married Shirley Mosley Montierth on Dec. 31, 1974, in Safford. He worked at Phelps Dodge Mining company as an electrician. He loved ranching, gardening, serving others, temple work, and had a wealth of knowledge of most of the valley’s genealogy.

Edward Montierth

He is survived by his wife, Shirley; children, Mark Montierth (Jessica), Sammie Pennington (Kete), Lori Montierth, and Lois Schmidt (William); siblings, Jerald Montierth (Sue), Val Donna Hathaway, and Dian Denton (Richard); 17 grandchildren, and 29 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Terry Montierth Schreur; and sister, Kay McElhaney.

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 23, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mt. Graham Chapel.

Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 23, at the church.

Interment will follow in the Franklin Cemetery.

Arrangements are being cared for by McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel located at 112 E. Main St., Safford, Arizona, 85546, 928-428-1740,