Howard Joseph Lafferty


Howard Joseph Lafferty, 76, of Payson, died Jan. 14, 2007 in Payson.

He was born on Jan. 17, 1930 in Pittsburgh, Pa., and grew up there.

Mr. Lafferty resided most of his adult life in California, where he worked for many restaurants as a bartender.

He served in the military and attended many veterans events in Arizona.

He had no church affiliation but attended Catholic Church as a younger man.

Mr. Lafferty dearly loved his wife, Lolita Lafferty, who preceded him in death in 2001.

Survivors include his stepdaughter, Lori Thompson of Chandler, Ariz.; his sons, Daniel Lafferty and David Lafferty of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and one grandchild.

No services will be held.

Arrangements were handled by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.

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