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Naomi Ruth Bechtel

March 16, 1938 — June 29, 2019

Naomi Ruth Bechtel, 81, of Cottonwood, Arizona, passed away at home on June 29, 2019. She was born on March 16, 1938 in Massillon, Ohio to Sylvester and Catherine Richardson.
Naomi attended and graduated Catholic School. Her Church and School were a large part of her life and she was devoted to her faith. She moved to Winslow, Arizona in 1956 and resided in Arizona the rest of her life. In 1958 she met her first husband, Willis Hardin. He was the father to her 5 children; sons Ronald of Cottonwood, Rodger of Washington, James (Esther) of Camp Verde and Rodney of New Mexico and daughter Carma (Ray) of Texas and their son Stephen. In 1984 she married Charles Bechtel and was happily married ever since.
She worked as a hostess, waitress, and a secretary for W. L. Gore. She enjoyed scrapbooking, making cards, crafting and traveling. She was a member of St. Vincent De Paul. She served as Eucharistic Minister and volunteered for the hospital and the Elks club. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.
She is survived by her husband Charles Bechtel; five children; sister Sheila (Ken) Henscheid of Flagstaff; brother Charles Richardson of Virginia; grandson Stephen; stepdaughter Cathy (Chuck) Dodd; stepson Scott Bechtel (Terri); 3 step-granddaughters, 2 step-grandsons, and 3 step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents Sylvester and Catherine Richardson, and her brother William Richardson.
Visitation will be held at Westcott Funeral Home in Cottonwood on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM with a Rosary and Vigil at 6:00 PM. Funeral Mass will be Friday, July 5, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cottonwood at 12:00 Noon.
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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

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