Joan Eckel died April 6, 2008 in Payson.
She was born June 3, 1931 in Red Bank, N.J. to Charles Ralph Whittaker and Sophie L. Hyer.
Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Fred Eckel; daughter, Amy and son-in-law, Jeff Macedo.
Services will be held at 6 p.m., Friday, April 18 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1000 N. Easy St. in Payson.
Donations in Mrs. Eckel's name may be made to the Payson Humane Society, 812 S. McLane, Payson, AZ 85541.