Laura E. Pirtle


Laura E. Pirtle, 83, died Nov. 19, 2005 in Payson. She was born Aug. 8, 1922 to John J. and Ethel Gage in Blodget, Mo.

She came to Phoenix in 1940, where she met her husband, Albert. She retired after 20 years of work in registration at Phoenix Union High Schools North and Central.

She enjoyed crochet work and made many beautiful (blue ribbon) afghans and doilies, which she gave to family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, Albert; sons, David, William, Lawrence and Randall, and their wives; grandchildren, Ronald, James, Jenifer, Amy, Zachary and Trevor; and five great-grandchildren.

There will be a private graveside service at Mountain Meadows Memorial Park, Payson.

An online guest book is available at

Arrangements handled by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.

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