Couples announcements August 12, 2011



Jordan and Turner

Robert and Tracy Turner of Payson announce the marriage of their daughter, Kelsey Lyn Turner to Kyden Michael Jordan, son of Blair Jordan of Emerald Isle, N.C., and Michele Price of Strawberry. The wedding and the reception were at the beautiful Rim Golf Club on June 25, 2011. Andy Biesemeyer served as best man and Ashley Hoffman was maid of honor. Bridesmaids included Alex Williams, Kathleen Warne, Tiffanie Turner, Jami Turner and Janea Jordan. Groomsmen included Cody Turner, Stephen Garre, Nathan Turner, Jared Turner and Zack Horseley. Special guests in attendance included Kelsey’s grandparents, Howard and Colleen Brown of Payson, and Shirley Turner of Crestview, Fla., and Kyden’s grandmother, Judy Jordan of Payson. Officiating at the ceremony was Todd Poer. Both Kelsey and Kyden graduated from Gila Community College in May 2011. The couple will be making their home in Flagstaff, where they will be attending Northern Arizona University. Kyden is studying mechanical engineering and Kelsey photo journalism.



Robert (Bob) and Helen Hughes celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on July 21, 2011. They were married in Whittier, Calif. in 1951 while Bob was serving in the U.S. Navy. They have two children, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. They both worked for Phelps-Dodge Corp. tube division where they met. When Bob retired in 1988, they hit the road with their travel trailer. They finally settled in Payson, Ariz. and they both practice and teach the country-western 2-step, waltz and line dancing at the Senior Center on Main Street. Come on down between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday evening to learn to dance. Bob didn’t learn until he was 57 years young.


Hancock and Leafty

Mark Hancock and Brittney Leafty are excited to announce their upcoming marriage on Friday, Aug.19, 2011. The prospective groom is the son of Greg and Janet Hancock of Flagstaff, Ariz. The bride-elect’s parents are Cheryl Watts of Payson and Delbert Leafty, formerly of Payson, but now residing in Prescott Valley, Ariz. The wedding will take place in the Mesa Arizona Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. That evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. there will be a reception held at the Payson LDS church building located next Payson Regional Medical Center. The bride graduated from the Payson High School in 2008 and is currently a senior at Northern Arizona University and the groom graduated from Coconino High School in 2004. The couple will reside in Flagstaff.


Welker and Adams

Robert and Rebecca Adams announce the marriage of their daughter Rochelle Adams to Rick Welker, the son of Robert and Betty Welker of Payson. The couple will marry Friday, Aug. 12, 2011 in the Mesa Arizona Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The prospective groom is a 2004 graduate of Payson High School and both are attending Arizona State University. A celebration of the marriage will be held at Valvista Lakes, 1600 E. Lakeside Dr., Gilbert, Ariz.