Roy Ellsworth Ruder, 70, of Gisela, died Nov. 28, 2003 in Payson. He was born Feb. 26, 1933 in Medina, Ohio.
Mr. Ruder married Lois Welburn on Jan. 24, 1959 in Elyria, Ohio.
He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, and was a member of the American Legion Post 69 of Payson.
Mr. Ruder was a carpenter.
He is survived by his wife, Lois of Gisela; daughter, Audre Castillo of Elizabethtown, Ky.; son, David (Denise) Ruder of Gisela; sister, Nettie Brophy of Shreve, Ohio; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2 at Gisela Cemetery.
Donations can be made to RTA Hospice, 107 E. Frontier St., Payson, AZ 85541.