William P. Matthews, 88, died Aug. 14, 2004. He was born July 9, 1916 in California.
He served in both the Navy and Army during World War II.
More than 20 years ago, he and his wife settled in Payson. They resided for many years on McLane Street where he was well-known for his gardening skills, especially his giant sunflowers.
A familiar face on his scooter, he was a helpful neighbor to his friends at Pineview Manor Apartments where he resided the past 14 years.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Diann.
Donations can be made to RTA Hospice, 511 S. Mud Springs Road, Payson, AZ 85541.