Anna Rebecca (McElroy) Floyd, 81 of Cottonwood, AZ passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 3, 2020 after a long illness. There has been no memorial service due to Covid restrictions.
Anna was born 04/08/1939 in Bradley, Oklahoma. She grew up in Watonga, OK, attended Watonga High School, Class of ’57 and studied music at Oklahoma City University where she met and married her husband of 60 years, Charles Merrell Floyd.
Anna and Merrell raised their family in York County PA and Joppatowne MD, eventually moving to Overland Park KS where Anna worked for several years for The Chase Group, as an Executive Search Specialist. In 2003 they moved to Cottonwood AZ where she was employed at Encoder Technology LLC as Accounting Supervisor.
Anna loved sewing, square dancing, crocheting, going to the casinos and her beloved pet dogs and cats. She spent many years as a church pianist/ organist and choir director.
Anna was preceded in death by her mother Frankie Leona (Self McElroy) Craig and stepfather, Virgil Franklin Craig of Bullhead City AZ; her father Everett McElroy of Fresno CA; and her grandson Matthew Shane Caringi (27) of NJ.
She is survived by her husband Merrell Floyd of Cottonwood AZ; and three children: daughter Shala Lynn Caringi (John) of Sicklerville NJ, daughter Rebecca Ann Floyd-Klein of Sedona AZ and son Craig Preston Floyd of Seven Valleys PA; eight grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by her brother Everett L McElroy (Janis) of Mesa AZ and their extended family.