Funeral Mass For Payson Couple Scheduled

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A funeral mass for Jerome and Carolyn Kurtz, the Payson couple killed when their plane crashed in North Carolina, is scheduled for May 29.

According to daughter-in-law, Karen Kurtz, the service will be at 9:30 a.m., Saturday at

St. Paul's Catholic Church at 330 Coral Gables Drive in Phoenix.

"Following the funeral, there will be a reception held at the church," Karen Kurtz said.

Karen Kurtz requested that in lieu of flowers, people can send a donation to Catholic Charities USA at P.O. Box 25168, Alexandria, VA 22313-9788, designated to the memory of Jerome and Carolyn Kurtz.

The Kurtzes were avid flyers and one of the developers of Mazatzal Mountain Air Park where they lived. They were on their way to visit the state capitol, Raleigh, when their plane crashed.

An investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing.

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