Cecile Catherine Storer, 94, died Saturday, April 30, 2005 in Payson. She was born Nov. 25, 1910 in Minnesota.
After high school, she became a beautician in Fort Dodge, Iowa. She married Alfred Storer. Due to circumstances during World War II, they could not find a house to rent. She bought a lot and had a house built. Then, she started Storer Realty. Her husband was the broker of their realty business.
In 1952, the Storers sold their business in Minnesota and moved to Phoenix, Ariz. There, they continued their real estate business and started a construction business. The couple also owned the Four Peaks Amethyst Mine for 10 years. They owned the "House of Amethyst" in Scottsdale, Florida and Mexico.
Two years ago, Mrs. Storer opened the House of Amethyst in Payson, next to her daughter's Art and Antique Corral. Amid her demanding days of business, she took time for two hobbies, fishing and rock hunting.
She is survived by her daughter, Sue Malinski of Payson, six grandchildren: Allen Storer of Minn., Stephanie Storer and Cindy Magestro of Calif., Andy Malinski of Payson, Kenny Malinski of Calif. and Randy Malinski of Phoenix; nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren, as well as her brother, Milo (June) Kline of Fountain Hills.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Storer, and her son, Paul Storer.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, 2005 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home Chapel, 4800 East Indian School Road, Phoenix. Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Thursday, May 5, 2005 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 7655 E. Main Street, Scottsdale. Interment to follow at Paradise Memorial Gardens, 9300 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale.
Donations may be made to the Rim Country Hospice Foundation, 511 S. Mud Springs Road, Payson, AZ 85541.