Myrtle Van Meter Stephens

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Myrtle Van Meter Stephens, 80, of Tonto Basin, died Aug. 9, 2002. She was born to Garfield and Lily Blake March 21, 1922, in Florence, Ariz.

Mrs. Stephens was president of the VFW Auxiliary in Superior. She loved gardening, tending to her roses and playing shuffleboard.

Survivors include her daughter, Emily Martinez of Tonto Basin; sons, Joe York of Payson, and Tom York of San Jose, Calif.; brother, Charlie Blake of Tonto Basin; sister, Josephine Speer of Tonto Basin; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24 at Tonto Basin Cemetery.

Arrangements were handled by Miles-Damron Funeral Home in Globe.

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