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Ellen (Cooper) Singleton

Posted 2017-11-12 by Judy Wight Branson
Camp Verde Bugle, Camp Verde, Arizona
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Ellen Singleton (Crick) passed away peacefully in her sleep on
October 28, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. Ellen Marie Cooper was born in
Winston-‐Salem, North Carolina, on April 24, 1932. She was the
only daughter of Carlos and Edna Cooper, with two brothers, Carlos
Jr. and James.

In August 1950 she married Burt N. Singleton, Jr. and three years
later graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in
Music Education. Ellen and Burt moved to California and raised their
four sons on a ranch in Yucaipa. After Ellen’s sons were grown and
married, she and Burt moved to Camp Verde, Arizona. Burt passed away
four years later.

In June of 2002, Ellen married Ollie Crick and they moved to
Flagstaff, where she served as a Volunteer Chaplain at Flagstaff
Medical Center. She and Ollie attended Mountain View Baptist Church.

Around 2006 Ollie and Ellen moved to Cottonwood, where they attended
Verde Baptist Church (now Verde Community Church). Ellen volunteered
at Verde Valley Medical Center as Chaplain. Ollie passed away on
August 9, 2012, and Ellen later moved to the Denver, Colorado area
to be near her oldest son, Burt III, and his family. She was a
resident of Clermont Park Retirement Community until her passing.

Ellen is survived by her older brother, Dr. Carlos T. Cooper, Jr.,
and her four sons, Burt, James, David and Paul, along with their
wives, as well as 14 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

To those who knew her, Ellen was a devout and faithful follower of
Jesus Christ. Her faith compelled her to share the gospel with
others, and she felt a particular calling to hospital patients.

Visitation will be held at Westcott Funeral Home in Cottonwood on
Friday, November 10 from 3 pm to 4:3 0pm. Services will be held on
Saturday, November 11 also at Westcott Funeral Home starting at
9:30am with refreshments to follow in the reception room.

In lieu of flowers, Ellen requested that donations instead go to the
American Cancer Society, or Verde Valley Christian
School, 102 S. Willard Street, Cottonwood, AZ 86326.

An online guestbook is available to sign at

Information provided by survivors.

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