Lupe Zertuche

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Lupe Zertuche, 66, of Payson, died June 20, 2004. He was born Dec. 12, 1938.

Mr. Zertuche and his family moved to Payson in February of 1978. He first went to work as a painter for Billy Ray Harris. Later, he started his own business, Payson Painters. He served the Payson area with his high-quality painting for 26 years until his long struggle with cancer began in the fall of 2000. His son, Dan, gradually took over the workload under the new name of A to Z Painting.

He is survived by his wife, Judy; two sons, Dan (Kim) Zertuche and Toby Zertuche; four grandchildren, Mitchell, Maureen, Aaron and Jacob; brothers and sisters, Victor, Jr., John and Catalina Zertuche, Lila Harcharik, Esther Gomez, Jeanne Ortiz and Maryann Enberg; and 25 nephews and nieces.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 26 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness, 1616 N. McLane Rd. The memorial will be conducted in both Spanish and English, followed by a gathering at Rumsey Park.

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