Donald E. Summers

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Donald E. Summers, 79, died Aug. 27, 2007 in Payson, his home for the past 21 years.

Mr. Summers ranched in Colorado, and farmed cotton for 40 years in the Avondale/Buckeye area.

He came to Phoenix from Chicago in 1945-46, and graduated from North Phoenix High School, along with his wife of 58 years, Marilyn Burson Summers, in 1947.

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; daughters, Wendy S. Rex, Claudia S. Martinez; his son, Mark Summers; and six grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 4 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road in Phoenix.

Services will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 5 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home with Chaplain John Teubner officiating.

Interment will be at Paradise Memorial Gardens, Scottsdale.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to RTA Hospice, 511 S. Mud Springs Road, Payson, AZ 85541.

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