Betty Jean Meadows


Betty Jean Meadows, 77, of Payson, Ariz., died Jan. 3, 2005 in Payson. She was born Oct. 18, 1927 in Newton, Kan.

Mrs. Meadows owned and operated Hays Dental Laboratory with her husband in Hays, Kan. for 27 years. She moved to Payson in 1976. She worked for the Town of Payson for 13 years in the finance department. She also was a member of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Odendahl of Payson; sons, Warren "Doug" (Marti) Meadows of Payson, and Donald (Kathy) Meadows of Oklahoma City, Okla; brother, Jack (Wanda) Yinger of Wichita, Kan.; seven grandchildren, Kelly Herzog of Phoenix; Tom (Amy) Meadows of Houston, Texas; Tammy (Steve) Kraabel of McGuire AFB, N.J.; Cade Johnstone of Nashville, Tenn.; Rory Johnstone now serving in Iraq; Travis (Wendy) Meadows of Gilbert, Ariz.; Alicia Meadows of Phoenix; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren E. "Jack" Meadows on July 25, 2003; sister, Vivian Yinger; and parents, Vern and Helen Yinger.

There will be a funeral service at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005 at Messinger Payson Funeral Home, 302 W. Aero Drive, Payson, with interment at Mountain Meadows Memorial Park, Payson, Ariz.

Donations can be made to RTA Hospice, 511 S. Mud Springs Road, Payson, AZ 85541, or Payson Senior Center, Meals on Wheels, 514 W. Main St., Payson, AZ 85541.

Arrangements handled by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.

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