Gary Franklin Crisp died Feb. 22, 2007 after a long fight with emphysema. He was born Sept. 25, 1938 in Neodesha, Kansas and moved to Phoenix at an early age.
Mr. Crisp lived in Phoenix most of his life, where he met his wife, Barbara Hubbard, was married and raised their family.
He graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor of science degree. He was a registered professional engineer in multiple states and Canada. He retired from a very successful career as a senior vice president of FNF Construction, a company he helped build to its prosperous state today.
He retired to Payson, Ariz., where he was a board member of both the Beaver Valley Homeowners Association and the Beaver Valley Fire Department.
He played an instrumental role in getting the roads paved in Beaver Valley and made many other contributions to the community.
Mr. Crisp was an avid outdoorsman, accomplished hunter and fisherman who loved Arizona.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Crisp; his four children, Mike Crisp of Payson, Suzanne Crisp, Lori Hilbink and Debbie Romano of Phoenix; and seven grandchildren.
The Crisp family will be adopting a section of highway in honor of Gary's memory. In lieu of flowers, contributions to this endeavor will be accepted at Wells Fargo Bank in Payson.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 3 at the Beaver Valley Fire Station.