MOHAVE COUNTY (ABC4 News) – It has been more than a year since Jerry and Susan McFalls disappeared from their home in Littlefield, Ariz., leaving their family in Utah wondering and waiting for word of the couple’s fate.
In that time, authorities have identified the remains of Susan McFalls, and now family and friends are working to make sure their story remains in the public’s mind.
Friends of the McFalls created a unique memorial to the couple, who are now presumed to be dead.
Authorities requested we no disclose the exact location of the memorial, but it is somewhere in Mohave County, Ariz. The memorial came to life over the past few weeks and took the family by surprise.
“Some of our amazing lifelong friends, unbeknownst to Jerry and I and built this amazing memorial. And everything is done by hand,” said Meridee McFalls.
Meridee McFalls, who is Jerry and Susan’s daughter-in-law, said these friends knew keeping the memory of the couple alive was very important.
“Something that we dedicated from the beginning that we were going to find them one way or the other.”
The memorial pays tribute to the couple in several ways.
“All the rocks were collected from mom’s property in Arizona and taken up to the site. The cross they made was hand-welded,’ said Meridee.
The monument itself celebrates some unique aspects of the McFalls’ life, both have Native American roots.
“It definitely was hard to go down and see. Definitely, made it a lot easier to see the amazing tribute our friends had made for us,’ said Meridee.
The investigation is ongoing. The family is still waiting for information about whether the other remains found were Jerry McFalls.