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Isabel Quesada

Isabel Quesada was born Sept. 22, 1917. She passed away July 1, 2015. Visitation will be Friday, July 3 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Messinger Payson Funeral Home, 901 S. Westerly Road. Services will be held Monday, July ...

Edmund Paul Guerber

Edmund (Ed) Paul Guerber, 92, was united with his Lord on Friday, June 26, 2015. He was born in Blue Earth County, Minn. to Mark Claude and Mary Blanche Guerber on Jan. 28, 1923. Edmund served as a priest in ...

Amalia Livelli

Lia Livelli passed away on June 22, 2015, at the age of 89. Lia was born Amalia Guerrera in New Jersey, and raised four children there with her husband, Dominick Livelli, until they moved to Phoenix, Ariz. in 1976, in ...

Omer Glenn Kennedy

Omer Glenn Kennedy, 83, passed away on May 11, 2015 at Payson Regional Medical Center. He was born on July 24, 1931 in Tulsa, Okla. to Omer and Erlene (Wickham) Kennedy. Glenn lived in Tulsa until he was two years ...

Myrl Carroll Foster

Myrl Carroll Foster passed on June 22, 2015 at Payson Regional Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carroll H. Foster and Edna F. Foster; three older brothers Ralph, Harold and Reginald. He is survived by his ...

Phyllis L. Harper

Phyllis L. Harper, 90, passed away on June 17, 2015. She was born on Oct. 16, 1924, in Phoenix, Ariz. She enjoyed living in Tonto Village and Payson during the summer for many years. Phyllis retired from the State of ...

Robert Gerald Tharp

Robert Gerald Tharp, 101, of Tonto Basin, Ariz., passed away on June 20, 2015. He was born on Oct. 3, 1913 in Hemlock, Ohio. Gerald lived in Perry County Ohio (Hemlock) until moving to Bisbee, Ariz. in 1953 and then ...

Ronald E. Ferguson

Ronald E. Ferguson, age 79 of Cottonwood, passed away on June 11, 2015 in Cottonwood, Ariz. He was born on July 24, 1935 in Meadville, Pa. to Clarence and Louise Ferguson. Ronald was an Iron worker and enjoyed water sports ...

Billy Howard Williams

On June 16, 2015 another angel arrived at the gates of heaven, Billy Howard (Heath) Williams, born March 25, 1949 in New Orleans, La. Mr. Williams attained the rank of Staff Sergeant with the U.S. Air Force after 10 years ...

Charles Edwin Sands

Charles “Chuck” Edwin Sands, age 87, passed away May 28, 2015 at Hospice Compassus in Payson. He was born May 18, 1928 in Littleton, Colo. He served his country in the Army in the early ’50s. Then he was president ...

Bernhard C. Harvey, Jr.

Bernhard C. (“Bernie”) Harvey, Jr. passed away peacefully at home in Scottsdale, Ariz. on May 22, 2015. He was 91. He is survived by his daughters, Jeannine Smith, Denise Burbeck (husband Jim), Priscilla Beck (husband Patrick); dear friend and companion, ...

Roy Marshall Matchko

Roy Marshall Matchko passed away at home, peacefully and in his sleep, on June 5, 2015 after a battle with cancer. Roy was born in Garden City, Mich. to Roy and Adele Matchko. He had a brother, David; and a ...

Tyler Blake Thomas

Tyler Blake Thomas passed away unexpectedly in his home in Payson, Ariz. June 3, 2015 at the age of 44. He is survived by his son, Bryan Hellman, his siblings Todd and Tesia Thomas, mother, Pamela Anderson, father, Roy Thomas, ...

Kathryn Renee Stewart

Kathryn “Jimi” Renee Stewart, well-known and loved local watercolorist and friend to many in Rim Country, passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. “Jimi,” as she was known since childhood by her friends and family, had just reached the age ...

Marjorie LaVancil-Tefertiller

Marjorie (GIGI) LaVancil-Tefertiller passed on May 6, 2015 with family at bedside. Marjorie was born on Oct. 25, 1930. She was married to Jack D. LaVancil until 1995. Marjorie (GIGI) was known as the super caregiver. She loved caring for ...

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