David Zehnder, 41, died May 6, 2008 in Payson, Ariz. He was born April 27, 1967 in North Miami, Fla.
Mr. Zehnder was an avid outdoorsman and he loved animals of all kinds. He enjoyed the mountains of Ariz., but he was especially fond of the green forests of Mississippi.
He is survived by his mother, Ricki Zehnder Aiken and his brother, Darryl Zehnder, both of Payson; his father and step-mother, Gregg and Betty Zehnder of Wesson, Miss; his grandmother, June Hoedl, Payson, Ariz.; step-brothers, Jeff and Johnny Sharp; niece and nephew, Kayla and Greggory Zehnder, nephews Bryce and Bradly Sharp; and his uncle, Siegfried (Fred) Hoedl of Manhattan Beach, Calif.
The family offers special thanks to Tom McCormick for baptizing David on his 41st birthday at Zion Hill Baptist Church in Wesson, Miss. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, May 18, at Zion Baptist Church.