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Perlinda Cosen

July 9, 1956 — October 23, 2020

Perlinda Cosen of Whiteriver, Arizona peacefully passed away on October 23, 2020 in Whiteriver. She was 64. Perlinda was born on July 9, 1956 in Whiteriver to the late John and Neva (Massey) Cosen.

Perlinda was very athletic and enjoyed playing sports of all kinds, especially basketball. She won many awards, including numerous MVPs, throughout High School and the local women’s leagues. She played up until just a few years ago when she decided it was time to retire.

Throughout her life, Perlinda worked for various places including, Tribal Forestry, Payroll Supervisor for the White Mountain Apache Tribe, Soft Count/Accountant for Hondah Casino, Election Commissioner and as an Apache Behavioral Health Board Member.

She made many friends throughout her life that she touched in her own special way.

She is survived by her sisters, Bernalyn (Keno) Sprengeler and Doreen Clay as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Bryant Cosen.

A viewing will be held from 9:00-11:00 A.M. Thursday, October 29, 2020 at the Owens Livingston Mortuary~320 N. 9th Street, Show Low. Graveside services will follow 1:00 P.M. at the Manzanita Cemetery in Turkey Creek, Arizona.


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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, October 29, 2020

9:00 - 11:00am (Mountain (no DST) time)

Owens Livingston Mortuary- White Mountain Chapel

320 North 9th Street, Show Low, AZ 85901

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Graveside Service

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Starts at 1:00pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

Manzanita Cemetery


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