Kevin Cloe, 72, of Wickenburg passed away July 25, 2023, after a battle with cancer.
Kevin was born June 5, 1951, to Earnest and Beatrice Cloe in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The family moved to Alta Loma, California, where he graduated from high school in 1969. Kevin attended Chafey College in Alta Loma. He studied journalism and began his newspaper career as a sports reporter in the area.
Kevin married Anne Thomas on July 24, 1976. The couple had two daughters, Christine and Jennifer. Kevin moved up in his newspaper career, always taking on more responsibility while continuing to write sports. He and Anne followed her parents to Arizona where he worked in Bullhead and then Kingman before taking the job of publisher at The Wickenburg Sun in 1990.
Kevin led the staff at The Wickenburg Sun for 27 years. Because of his love for sports, he also covered all the local sports on a weekly basis for what turned out to be generations of Wickenburg families. After he retired in 2017, he continued as The Wickenburg Sun’s sports reporter until the time of his death. As publisher, Kevin loved his community and demonstrated his commitment by serving on the boards of directors for the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce, Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, Wickenburg Rotary Club, Wickenburg Community Hospital and the Wickenburg 100 Club. He and Anne faithfully attended St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church where he was a favorite voice in the choir for many years.
Kevin was predeceased by his parents; and brothers Johnny and Mike. He is survived by his loving wife Anne, of Wickenburg; daughters Christine Cloe and Jennifer Vidales; grandchildren Lindsay, Kyler and Hunter; brother Gary Cloe and sister Cathy Cloe.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial at 12pm Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at St Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, Wickenburg, AZ.