Chester Robert Caraker

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Chester Robert Caraker, 95, of Payson, died Aug. 9, 2001. He was born April 26, 1906 in Phoenix.

Mr. Caraker was a retired firefighter. He was Past Master of Payson Lodge #70, Past Patron of Ponderosa Chapter #64 OES, Past Patron of Laurel Chapter #30 OES, Past Grand Patron of the State of Arizona OES, Montezuma Lodge #35, Scottish Rite, York Rite, Shrine and retired battalion chief of the Phoenix Fire Department.

Survivors include his wife, Irene Mildred Caraker of Payson; daughters, Cora Irene Garmon of Austin, Texas and Mary Lou McWilliams of Payson; son, James Robert Caraker of Prescott; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Aug. 13 at the Masonic Lodge in Payson.

The family requests that donations be made to RTA Hospice, 107 E. Frontier St., Payson, AZ 85541 or the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 711 E. Northern, Phoenix, AZ 85020.

Arrangements were handled by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.

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