George Pye

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George Pye, 84, of Payson, died March 10, 2006. He was born July 18, 1921 in Phoenix.

Mr. Pye was an Arizona native, raised in South Phoenix.

He served in the Army as a code interceptor in World War II, and retired from Southern Pacific Railroad in 1981 after 48 years.

Mr. Pye enjoyed hunting, fishing, his horses and his years of participation with the Phoenix JC's Comancheros.

He is survived by his sons, Leonard and Gail; daughter, Lynn; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Velma.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 18 at East Resthaven Cemetery, 4310 E. Southern, Phoenix, AZ.

An online guest book is available at www.messingerpayson.com.

Arrangements handled by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.

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