George Dawes

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George F. Dawes, 75, of Payson, died Aug. 16, 2000. He was born Jan. 28, 1925, in De Funiak Springs, Fla., and married Dora Burns of Phoenix.

He was a World War II veteran and served on the U.S.S. San Juan. Mr. Dawes worked at the Naval Weapons Station in Fallbrook, Calif., Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base and retired from Civil Service in 1967.

He moved to Payson and worked as a deputy sheriff for Gila County and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. He also was a previous Lions Club member and a member of the Moose Lodge.

Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Arboneaux and her husband, Bob, of Fallbrook, Calif.; and Darlene Mayes of Sandy, Utah; one son, Bill Dawes, of Payson; one sister, Bernice Jung of Manitowoc, Wis.; three brothers, Marland Dawes of Lakside, Calif., Duane Dawes of Templeton, Calif. and Larry Dawes of Fallbrook, Calif.; 14 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Frieda Dawes.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31 at the American Legion Lodge in Payson.

Arrangements were handled by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.

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