Edward John Atchison, 82, of Payson died Jan. 22, 2003. He was born Oct. 11, 1920 in Evanston, Ill.
Mr. Atchison was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He retired from Atchison Products, and also later from the marine industry, after which he was an active real estate agent for more than 10 years with Prudential Arrowhead. He was an avid pilot in Payson's aviation community.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Atchison of Payson; daughters, Sue and Mage Espinosa of Lake Zurich, Ill., Nancy Fallon of Lake Geneva, Wis., Kathy and Neil Harrington of Ashburn, Va., Chris and Dave Fox, Karen Kirschbaum, Lisa and Paul Castellano, Jen and Jay Healy, all of Tucson, Lori and Jay Mott of Tomahawk, Wis.; sons, Doug and Samantha Kirschbaum of Poplarville, Miss., John and Brenda Kirschbaum of Payson; 21 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at Messinger Payson Funeral Home, 302 W. Aero in Payson.
Donations can be made in Mr. Atchison's name to Time Out Shelter, P.O. Box 306, Payson, AZ 85547, or to RTA Hospice, 107 E. Frontier St., Payson, AZ 85541.