Dorothy Lester (1919-2006)

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Dorothy "Dottie" Irene Lester, 86, of Payson, died July 9, 2006. She was born July 21, 1919 in Fort Morgan, Colo. She was the daughter of the late Les and Emma Drye.

She moved to Arizona in the early 1940s where she later met and married Harry Lester.

Mrs. Lester was a schoolteacher for White River Elementary School. She was an avid sports fan of the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Phoenix Suns.

She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Romero of Payson and Michelle Daly of Star Valley; son, Richard Lester of Pinetop; daughter-in-law, Teri Lester of Pinetop; sister, Pat Broome of Payson; brother-in-law, Bobby Broome of Payson; niece, Zana Rathjen; nephew, Ed Rathjen of Payson; three grandchildren, Gary Romero, Becky A. Beyta, Lisa Sams and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry; brothers, Thurman Drye, Les Drye, Jr.; and daughter, Zana McMahan.

Viewing was held on July 13, 2006. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 14, at Pioneer Cemetery in Payson.

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