Henrietta Eleanor Fisher Carpenter McGuire (Hank) died Feb. 4, 2008. She was born March 29, 1921 in Moscow Mills, Mo., the fifth child of Irv and Etta Belle (Umstatto) Fisher.
Her father was a 41-year-old telegraph operator who was born in Virginia and her mother was a 36-year-old housewife who was born in Monroe City.
She married Clarence Whesley Carpenter and into this union a son, Larry Benton Carpenter, was born Aug. 15, 1944. She divorced Clarence Carpenter in 1947. Her son, Larry, died June 15, 1982, from a motorcycle accident.
She married Orvel Benton McGuire (Mick) on March 28, 1948 in Holbrook. After owning and operating a small grocery and gasoline station around Holbrook, Mick and Hank both went to work for the U.S. Forestry Service in the Sitgreaves National Forest in Chevelon.
They purchased land on May 26, 1960 in Star Valley and built a garage with a living area so they could start building their home on their time off. After they had built the basement, Mick died on May 10, 1969.
Mrs. McGuire had worked as a clerk for the Sitgreaves National Forest in Chevelon from Aug. 28, 1950 to May 5, 1968. She had finished the house and retired from the Chevelon District and worked at the Payson Station until 1973. She was very proud of having worked in Walla Walla, Wash. on the first A-Bomb. She was also very proud of working for 23 years for the U.S. Forestry Service.
Mrs. McGuire had an accident at her home Feb. 3, 2008, and was transported to a hospital in Phoenix where she died on Feb. 4, 2008. She was buried in the Payson Pioneer Cemetery.
She is survived by her stepdaughter, Laverda Folk of Dearing, Kan.; three granddaughters, Delena Marie Carpenter of Pierce, Colo., Alichia Kay and Traci Dean Carpenter of Evans, Colo.; three step-granddaughters, Kim Kay Lay and Kathy Lea Hershey of Coffeyville, Kan. and Kelly Dawn Stapleton of Caney, Kan.; 10 step-great-grandchildren and three step-great-great-grandchildren; and her close friend, Wes Girard of Camp Verde and his family.
There will be a memorial service at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 15 at the Payson Pioneer Cemetery, followed by a light lunch served at the Mountain Bible Church, 300 E. Rancho Road in Payson.
Those wishing to do something in memory of Mrs. McGuire are asked to give to the Payson Volunteers in Action\Guardian Angels.