Carolyn Cottle

Obituary of Carolyn Ann Cottle

Carolyn Ann (Yaw) Cottle, age 88, of Tucson, Arizona, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, May 25, 2023, at Sweetwater Place Home Care with Catherine Moseley and William (Bill) Cottle by her side. Carolyn was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, July 11, 1934 to Richard (Dick) Clarence and Elberta (Bert) Yaw. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa and a graduate of Tuscaloosa Senior High in 1952. 

Carolyn was married to Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Willie Farrell Cottle (deceased December 1, 1990) of LaGrange, Georgia, for 39 years. She was happily employed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, in Tucson, Arizona. She also found joy working for MacDill Airforce Base and Jim Walter Corporation in Tampa, Florida, as well as SJI Financial Services in Tucson, Arizona. In addition to her love for hard work, Carolyn enjoyed the beach, sunny afternoons, peaceful moments and the good company of her loving pets. She enjoyed nature and animals and would thank God every morning for the sun, the flowers and the beautiful nature before her. 

Carolyn is survived by her loving sister, Emily Marksbury in Englewood, Florida, and her three children, William (Bill) Cottle, Catherine Moseley and Cinthia Williams in Arizona. She is also survived by six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. 

Carolyn will be laid to rest beside her husband, parents and great-grandparents in Tuscaloosa Memorial Park in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. There will be a Celebration of Life at the Hilton El Conquistador Resort on Sunday, July 9th from 11 - 2 pm. In honor of Carolyn and her love for animals, please make donations to Puppy Luv Animal Rescue, 7171 East Cave Creek Road, Suite P, Cave Creek, Arizona 85331.  Please share prayers, condolences and memories with the family at

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