Hazel C. Barton, 87, of Payson, died June 30, 2003. She was born Jan. 24, 1916 in Paducah, Texas.
Mrs. Barton had been a resident of Arizona for 71 years and a business woman for 30. She was very active in politics and served as PTA president. She was a member of BPOE, Women of the Moose, the American Legion and very active with the rodeo committee. She was queen of the Old-Timers Rodeo.
She is survived by daughters, Valeta C. Anglemire and Rita Faye Krieger, both of Payson; son Dennis E. Barton of Marion, Kan.; sisters, Rozella Pellham, Opal Hansen and Iris Hargrove, all of Sun City; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William C. (Bill) Barton.
A funeral service was held July 3 at Messinger Payson Funeral Home. Interment was at Greenwood Memory Lawn in Phoenix.
Arrangements were handled by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.