Claire L. Harders


Claire L. Harders of Apache Junction died Sept. 21, 2006.

She was born in Johnson City, N.Y., the daughter of William H. Thomas and Vivian L. (Sperring) Thomas. Mrs. Harders had two sisters: Marlene Taylor (deceased), and Beverly Howell; and a brother, William Thomas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert O. Harders in August 2004.

Mrs. Harders is survived by four sons: Gary Wade, William Wade, Floyd Wade III, Gregory Harders; and a daughter, Debra (Harders) Ciechoski; 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Donations may be made in Mrs. Harders' memory to RTA Hospice & Palliative Care, 511 S. Mud Springs Road, Payson, AZ 85541.

Funeral services will be held at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix; see the Claire Harders' memorial Web site at and click on visitation and her name for service date and time.

Arrangements handled by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.

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