Eloise Mayo


Eloise Mayo, longtime resident of the Payson area, died Aug. 2, 2003.

Mrs. Mayo served in the WAVES during World War II and retired from the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma.

During her long residency here, she served in a number of volunteer capacities including as president of the Diamond-Star Homeowners Association. It was during this presidency that the Diamond-Star Fire District was formed, mainly through her perseverance. She was awarded a plaque signifying this.

She also served as the second president of the Payson Senior Center. It was during this period that she, along with first president Pat O'Brien, oversaw the purchase of the present senior center. The senor thrift store was opened at this time.

Mrs. Mayo and her husband also were business people, having owned the community's first mini storage facility. They also were involved in the newspaper business and the radio station, KMOG.

Mrs. Mayo served in other volunteer capacities including the Humana Society, the chamber of commerce, the Payson Public Library and others.

Her last volunteer position was with the hospital auxiliary.

Mrs. Mayo also wrote a senior column for several years for the Payson Roundup.

She was a member of the Senior Circle and in charge of the bridge club there.

She is survived by family and many friends.

Her husband, Harold, preceded her in death.

At her request, there will be no services.

Arrangements were handled by Messenger Payson Funeral Home.

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