My Friend and Neighbor

Remembrance by: Rosemary Dixon — I am fortunate to have lived next door to Elisabeth for the last several years. She invited me over frequently to visit and chat about my political activism and always ended up telling me wonderful and amazing stories of...

Keeper of Our History

Remembrance by: Dan Shilling — When I worked at the Arizona Humanities Council (1984-2003) I soon learned that there were few people in the state who knew more about local history than Elizabeth Ruffner. Especially if our work focused on Yavapai County, she was...

The Great Influences

Remembrance by: David Lee Goodwin — I was blessed to get know both of these wonderful people in my teens. I was industrious at an early age doing odd jobs in the Hassayampa Hills Subdivision area of Copper Basin Rd. I was referred to the Ruffner’s from a...

Elisabeth Story

Remembrance by: Dusty Baker — My parents retired to Prescott Valley over thirty years ago, and while they weren’t that deep into the ‘community’, they did pay attention to the local goings on and by whom. As my father aged, he began needing more assistance and...

Elisabeth

Remembrance by: Arthur Markham — Betty was a wonderful lady from a wonderful family. She and Budge were so welcoming to me when I first moved full time to Prescott many, many years ago. Reading Arizona history books in their library in their mountain top home,...
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