Man's Passing Made Easier By Friends

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Editor:

During Duke Haley's illness and passing, many people sent cards and flowers, and many attended his service and social gathering at the Oxbow. We would like to thank those people.

Thank you to Harry Shill for designing and crafting his casket and Errol Owens who supplied the Alligator Juniper wood. Thank you to Barry Beach who provided the Saddle Blanket to lay him on and Leckie Lopeteski for the Afghan, which was the pillow to rest his head.

Thank you to Barry Beach who provided the horse and the empty saddle and to Duke who had worn the hat.

Thank you to Ron Gibson, for the vocal tributes on KMOG radio and those who shared on the air.

And a very special thank-you to Errol Owens and Ella Lee Owens for housing and feeding us over many years. Thank you to Ernie and Mary Rogers and Alva Bishop for providing a house for the family and to Don and Beverly Gibson for providing a haven of rest and peace for two tired friends in a time of need.

Thank you to those participating in Duke's service in a special way: Scottie Brown, youth pastor at Calvary Chapel in Idaho Falls, Idaho, his mother Donya Barnes from Jerome, Idaho. Don Gibson and Angela Godac; Jinx Pyle, Leckie Lopeteski and friends for sharing words about Duke.

Special poems written for Duke by Jaynie Peace Pyle and H. T. Shadoan.

Thank you to Gail Crittenden for arranging the potluck at the Oxbow and to all who brought such delicious food. Thank you to Joanie and staff at The Oxbow for providing a welcoming place for us to relax, visit, share memories and renew old acquaintances.

Thank you to the Messinger Funeral Home in Payson for its caring staff and accommodations.

And thank you to St. Luke's Hospital in Tempe and The Family Care Hospice Center in Mesa, the Payson Pioneer Cemetery and the Payson Roundup. We say "Thank You" for making Duke's life and passing a special time.

Billy Duke Haley, Robert Glenn and Skye Lynn Holmes, Mary Lou and Greg Panatopoulos, George and Elle-Anne Peter, Cheryl and Tim Bennett, Bodie and Payson, Jonathan H. Peter, Ruth Emlet, Donna Haley, Stan Haley, Earla Cooper, Rosie and Bill Walker, Jay Hale, Maureen MacNeil

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