Eleonor M. Burson, 86, of Payson, died in Payson, June 9, 2006. She was born May 1, 1920 in San Francisco, Calif.
An oral surgical nurse, she retired from civil service at Hayes Hospital, Fort Ord, Calif. in 1975. Mrs. Burson and her husband, Thomas, moved from Monterey, Calif. to Payson in 1990.
She was preceded in death by her husband, and is survived by three daughters, Judy Miller and Linda Allen of Payson, Patricia Miniaci-Check of Foresthill, Calif., nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
She and her late husband were Honorary Lifetime Members of the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce after many years of volunteering at the Visitor's Center.
At her request, no funeral will be held. Graveside services will be held at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd. in Phoenix at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 15.
Memorial donations may be made to RTA Hospice, P.O. Box 305, Payson, AZ 85547, or Kinship Center, 124 River Road, Salinas, CA 93908.