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Wesley Edison Pfister III 1955 - 2012

Wesley Edison Pfister III was born on September 7, 1955 at the U.S. Air Force Hospital in Casablanca, French Morocco, North Africa to Stephanie Jane and Captain Wesley Edison Pfister Jr. and passed away on February 5, 2012 at his home in Cottonwood, Arizona at the age of 56.

Wes was loved by many for his outgoing personality and wonderful sense of humor. Wes loved watching and coaching his kids in baseball, softball and skateboarding. He devoted years to little league and the skate park while his kids were young. Wes was a long time employee at Mold in Graphic Systems in Clarkdale, Arizona. He loved his American bulldog “Bruce Almighty” and his Boxer “Sox.”

Affectionately known as “Skip” by his loved ones, he never had a bad word to say about anyone and he talked often of his love for California and the mountains of Santa Cruz where his heart felt at home.

Wes is survived by his wife Cindy Pfister, his mother Stephanie Jane Hoaster, his three children Wesley Edison Pfister IV, Victor Shay Pfister and Sara Kathleen Pfister, his grandson Michael Gabriel Pfister, 2 brothers, 2 sisters and numerous nephews and nieces, all who loved him dearly and will miss him.

Wes will be laid to rest next to his father Major Wesley Edison Pfister Jr. in San Jose, California. Bueler Camp Verde Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Article comment by: Paul Hoffmann

I'm so sorry to hear of Wes' death. He was a good person, one of my favorite memories. I was good friends w/ Wes back in 1986-89 when he lived in Campbell. I met him at a John Conlee concert in SJ. I knew his 1st wife Deb with whom he lived on Joan Way, in fact introduced him to her. But never met his 2nd wife. He was one of the best pool players I ever knew back then. Never saw anyone able to beat him. And then after I moved back from Texas I saw him once again, oh maybe 1991. But regretfully never saw him again. We worked sometimes together and indeed still have his trowel which I sometimes still use! I'd like to get in touch again with Deb. Such sad news.

Posted: Friday, March 16, 2012
Article comment by: Angela Hull

My heart goes out to his family and friends. A childhood friend still thinks of you with love.

Posted: Thursday, March 1, 2012
Article comment by: Jenna Jones

I knew Wes through his dughter sara one of my good friends and what happned was tragic he will be missed dearly and never forgotten. He was a good father to his kids and they loved him so, hes in a better place now

Posted: Friday, February 10, 2012
Article comment by: Diane Holtze

Rest in Peace, Skip. You had a very sweet soul. You will be missed. Diane (Dunphy)

Posted: Friday, February 10, 2012
Article comment by: Kathleen Bryant

I will always love and greatly miss my little brother.

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