Donald Gagnon


The Rev. Donald A. Gagnon, 84, of Payson, died Sept. 15, 2000, in Payson. He was born Aug. 7, 1916, in Worchester, Mass. He came to Arizona in 1947 to pastor Emory Park Baptist Church in Tucson.

His association with the Arizona Conservative Baptist Association led him to pastorates at Mountain View Baptist in Flagstaff, Ariz., First Baptist of Bisbee, Ariz. and Green Valley Baptist, before retiring to Payson. He continued pastoring and teaching at Show Low Baptist and Ponderosa Baptist in Payson on an interim basis.

Survivors include three sons, Paul and his, wife, Jill, of Flagstaff, Duane and his, wife, Jody, of Young, Ariz., and Dennis and his wife, Laura, of Camp Verde, Ariz.; one sister, Bebe of Florida; one brother, Jerry of Massachusetts; and seven grandchildren, Kelley, Kris, Kym, Donald, Darren, Daniel and Jeff.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred, in 1995.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 at Ponderosa Baptist Church, 1103 N. Beeline Highway, with burial in Bisbee Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Ponderosa Baptist Church.

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