Lou Landers

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Lou Maxine Landers, 70, of Payson, died Feb. 8, 2001, in Payson. She was born May 1, 1930, in Phoenix.

Landers was an executive secretary in Phoenix during her early adult life. She moved to Payson in 1968, shortly after her son, Chip Russell Harrison, was killed in Vietnam. She then opened Lou's Surplus and the Shell station.

In her later years, Landers was a homemaker. She married Floyd Landers in 1972, and she helped him run his radiator business until they retired in 1998.

The couple stayed busy with a variety of projects, such as building their dream home and creating first-place county booths for the Arizona State Fair four years in a row.

Mrs. Landers enjoyed spending time at their winter home in San Felipe, Mexico, playing the slots and entering sweepstakes contests. She was active in many local groups, including the Chamberettes and local veterans organizations.

Survivors include her husband, Floyd Landers, of Payson; two sisters, Dorothy McCarley of Downey, Calif. and Oney Hughey of Phoenix; one brother, Doug Dixon of Mesa; three stepchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; five great-stepgrandchildren and one great-great-stepgrandchild.

She was preceded in death by one son, Chip Russell Harrison, in 1968.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 12 at Messinger Payson Funeral Home.

Burial will be next to her son in Greenwood Memorial Park in Phoenix.

Arrangements were handled by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.

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