Ethel S. Ashburn, 76, of Payson, died March 7, 2003. She was born Aug. 22, 1926 in Phoenix.
Mrs. Ashburn moved from New Mexico to Payson in 1981. She was a longtime employee of Peggy's Payson Place.
She is survived by her husband, Joe Ashburn of Payson; daughter, Linda Ashburn of Phoenix; son, John Heltzel of Phoenix; granddaughters, Karen Mellan of Redondo Beach, Calif. and Holly Harris of Phoenix; sisters, EvaLee Gailey of Boulder, Utah and Nell Hill of Phoenix; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her brother, John Savoy, and sister, Irene Eastes.
A memorial service will be at noon, Sunday, March 16 at Church of the Holy Nativity, 1414 N. Easy Street.
Arrangements by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.