Donald J. Pratt


Donald J. Pratt, 70, of Tonto Basin, died Aug. 14, 2003. He was born May 13, 1933 in Brockton, Mass.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, owner of a saw shop in Heber, a lumberjack, and worked for Navopache Electric.

Mr. Pratt is survived by his wife, Shirley of Tonto Basin; daughters, Janet Lopez of Las Vegas, and Pamala Kostelny of Mesa; sons, Dan Boyd of Chandler, David Boyd of Alpine, Utah, and John Boyd of Lyman, Wyoming; sisters, Laura Buitta of Maine, Sylvia De Veau, June Walsh, Alice and Patti Pratt, all of Fla.; brother Norman Pratt of R.I.; 13 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

There will be a visitation at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 19, with the service following at 10 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Payson. Interment will be in the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix, Ariz.

Donations can be made to RTA Hospice, 107 E. Frontier, Payson, AZ 85541.

Arrangements are being handled by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.

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