Violet Betheen Wharton, a longtime resident of Payson, died April 14, 2005. She was born Jan. 1, 1939 in New Mexico.
Ms. Wharton was an accomplished artist and engraver.
She loved life, had an exceptional sense of humor and brought laughter and understanding into the lives of everyone she knew.
She was blessed with good friends and companions.
She is survived by her loving companion, Frank; and her seven children, Ruthann, Tari, Francis, Robyn, Kelli, John and Randy.
Donations can be made to RTA Hospice of Payson, 511 S. Mud Springs Road, Payson, AZ 85541.