Jean Dewees


Jean DeWees, 87, of Payson, died Feb. 22, 2006 in Payson. She was born Aug. 2, 1918 in Roy, Mont.

DeWees lived 30 miles outside Roy on the Mississippi River. She was involved in rodeos in the early years, and lived in Truth or Consequences and Ruidoso, N.M. She moved to Phoenix around 1947 and moved to Payson in 1970. She was active in HOPES.

She is survived by her husband, Bill DeWees, two children, four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

A private family service will take place on March 4 in Phoenix. A memorial service will be held at Payson Elks Lodge at a later date.

Donations may be made to: RTA Hospice, 511 S. Mud Springs Road, Payson, AZ 85541, or Payson Meals on Wheels.

An online guest book is available at

Arrangements handled by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.

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