Berl Albert Trafton, 79, of Payson, died Dec. 11, 2004. He was born March 18, 1925 in St. Cloud, Minn.
Mr. Trafton was an active member and Deacon of First Southern Baptist Church of Payson.
He was a retired mine manager in Greenriver, Wyo., a Navy veteran of World War II, and an Army veteran from the Korean War.
He is survived by his wife, Kathreen "Kathy" Trafton of Payson; daughters, Cindy Rocek (Roger) of Loveland, Colo., and Pam Rhoades (Robert) of Carlsbad, N.M.; sons, Jim Trafton (Carolyn) of Spartansburg, S.C., and Alan Trafton (Susan) of Rock Springs, Wyo.; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert L. Trafton and Myrtle E. Trafton; and brother, Jerry Trafton.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 17, at the First Southern Baptist Church of Payson, 302 S. Ash St.
Arrangements handled by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.