Helen Louise Krom

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Helen Louise Krom, a Payson resident for the past 10 years, died April 12, 2008 at RTA Hospice, following an eight-year battle with cancer.

She was born June 10, 1938 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada to Mr. and Mrs. P. Keith Hall. She grew up in La Jolla, Calif. where she attended school.

She and her husband, Warren Krom, moved to the Denver, Colo. area in 1970 where they were involved with various community organizations.

After moving to Payson in 1998, Mrs. Krom was active in Community Presbyterian Church and various community groups, including leading a cancer support group through Senior Circle. She assisted her husband, Warren, in building the model of the Zane Grey Cabin, which was displayed at promotions and fund-raisers prior to construction of the cabin replica adjacent to the Rim Country Museum in Green Valley Park.

She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Ann Hall, and sister, Patricia (Scott) Frazier, both of Chula Vista, Calif.; her brother, Michael P. (Christinna) Hall of Carlsbad, Calif.; a niece, Carrie Ann Lavery of Oak Harbor, Wash., two nephews, Richard (Stephanie) Hall of San Diego, Calif. and David (Tori) Hall of Mission Viejo, Calif.; and two cousins, James "Bing" (Carol) Brown of Payson and David C. (Magaly) Brown of Glendale, Ariz.

Mrs. Krom was preceded in death by her father, P. Keith Hall; her first husband, Richard Keubler; their three children, David, 15, Daniel, 14 and Linda, 12; and by her second husband, Warren Krom.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 29 at Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W, Main St. in Payson.

The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in the name of Louise Krom to RTA Hospice, 511 S. Mud Springs Road, Payson, AZ 85541 or to the American Cancer Society in care of Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Highway, Payson, AZ 85541.

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