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Frank Lewis Turbarge

Frank Lewis Turbarge peacefully passed away at his home in Payson on April 21, 2015 at the age of 76. Frank was born in Torrington, Conn. on Feb. 1, 1939. He was the son of the late Frank and Ellen ...

Ruby Katheryn Cargill

Ruby Katheryn Cargill passed away on April 15, 2015 in Gilbert, Ariz. at 79 years of age. She was born on Feb. 17, 1936 in Williams, Ariz. to Evelyn Lucia Stewart and Leland Stanford Webster. Ruby and Andrew “Junior” Cargill ...

Judy Nims

Judy Nims, 61, passed away April 11, 2015 at Rim Country Health. She was well known in the community, as she lived in Payson for 29 years. She was loved by all her AZ Mentor Family and her Gila County ...

Chester Rodney Smith

Chester Rodney “Rod” Smith of Payson, Ariz. passed away April 12, 2015. He was born April 30, 1928 in Burley, Idaho to N. Chester and Louese Nichols Smith. He grew up in Southern California. At the age of 20, he ...

Walter W. Carlson Jr.

Walter “Swede” W. Carlson Jr., 88, of Glendale, formerly of Payson, passed away on April 7, 2015. He was preceded in death by his two wives, Mary E. Carlson, and Jean I. Carlson; and his sister, Beverly J. Saenger. He ...

Ronald Victor Groshelle

Lifetime success story of Ronald Groshelle Ronald Victor Groshelle was born in Billings, Mont. May 6, 1938 to Ruth A. Maxwell and Victor D. Groshelle. Ron has three brothers: Ronnie and Gene who have passed, and Roger, who resides in ...

Wilbert Henry Graepler Jr.

Everyone called him “Hank” but he was born Wilbert Henry Graepler, Jr. on March 14, 1934 in Fort Dodge, Iowa. His parents were Wilbert Henry Graepler, Sr. and Ilsa Berniece Horton Graepler. When Mr. Graepler was three years old, the ...

Ross DeFalco

Ross DeFalco, a longtime resident of Payson, died on March 21, 2015. Ross was born May 26, 1941 in Ensley, Ala. to Rose and Sam DeFalco. Shortly thereafter, the family moved to Perth Amboy, N.J., and in 1947 they made ...

Willard E. Cox

Willard E. Cox of Payson, Ariz. went to Heaven on April 3, 2015 as a loving husband, devoted father, grandfather and dedicated and kind friend to all who knew him. He was born in Oakland, Calif. before achieving a degree ...

Ben Brunner

Ben Brunner of Payson, Ariz., died March 23, 2015, at the age of 94. He was born in Severance, Colo. on Oct. 29, 1920. He was one of nine children born to Jacob and Elizabeth Brunner and raised on a ...

Susan Wren

Susan Wren, age 62, passed away from cancer on March 16, 2015. She was born June 11, 1952 in Globe, Ariz. to Alexander Campbell and Alice Ella Christensen. She was the youngest of 9 children. She was preceded in death ...

Cullen Bennett

Cullen Bennett, of Tempe and part-time resident of Beaver Valley, died Dec. 26, 2014 of cancer. He was born Aug. 29, 1943 in Fort Smith, Ark. to Ralph and Jewell Bennett. A Celebration of Life is at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, ...

Rose Lesnick

Rose Lesnick, 100, a resident of Payson and formerly of Yonkers, N.Y., passed away peacefully on March 16, 2015. Rose was born on Nov. 28, 1914 in Halifax, Mass. and was raised in North Westport and Fall River. She was ...

Charles Thompson Jr.

Charles “Chuck” Thompson Jr., was born in Michigan May 29, 1963 and died Oct. 30, 2012. He is survived by his daughter, Amanda; parents, Chuck and Gail; sister, Tammy and many extended family members. Chuck continued to be in the ...

Thelma L. Scott

Thelma L. Scott, age 97, of Payson, passed away on March 25, 2015. She was born on May 22, 1917 in Murray, Neb. to Franklin E. Dill and Agnes (Lloyd) Dill. She graduated from high school in 1934 during the ...

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