Jeanne Vaplon

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Jeanne Vaplon, 83, of Payson, and a former resident of Truth or Consequences, N.M., died Nov. 30, 2005 in Payson. She was born March 13, 1922 in Lidgerwood, N.D.

Mrs. Vaplon and her husband, Leonard, retired to Truth or Consequences, N.M. in 1972. She was active in arts and crafts and had paintings hanging in galleries in Taos, N.M. and El Paso, Texas.

Mrs. Vaplon had resided at the Payson Care Center since 2003.

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Sharon Vaplon of Payson; and Dan and Janice Vaplon of Belle Fourche, S.D.; daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Mersch Ward of Montrose, Colo.; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard; and son, Larry.

A celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 5 at Messinger Payson Funeral Home, 302 W. Aero Dr., with Pastor Elaine Watsky of Mount Cross Lutheran Church officiating.

The family requests donations to Payson Care Center, Alzheimer's Unit, 107 E. Lone Pine, Payson, AZ 85541.

An online guest book is available at www.messingerpayson.com.

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