Obituaries for December 2008

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Susan (Lay) Ludwig Pretsch

Susan (Lay) Ludwig Pretsch, 78, died Nov. 23, 2008. She and her first husband, Tom Ludwig raised their four children in Holly, Mich. where she worked in the school system for several years. She was remarried in 1990 to Ernest ...

Samantha D. Fischer

Samantha D. Fischer, 43, died Oct. 31, 2008 in Bordentown Township, N.J. Born in Mt. Holly, N.J., she had been a Bordentown resident almost all her life. She and her immediate family had lived in Payson and Tonto Basin from ...

Margaret Camblos Kuzell

Margaret Camblos Kuzell died Nov. 27, 2008 in Payson. She was born Oct. 7, 1918 in Washington, D.C., to Margaret Camblos and Manning Mason Pattillo. She graduated from Interlaken Central High School, Interlaken, N.Y. in 1936. She was the senior ...

Eva G. Schilling

Eva G. Schilling, formerly of Payson and Strawberry, died Nov. 18, 2008 in Mesa. She was born March 20, 1938 in Stockholm, Sweden to Bror and Kajno Gleissner. Mrs. Schilling and her husband owned Little Sweden Smorgasbord in Pine from ...

Joanne Yadanza

Joanne “Jo” Yadanza died Nov. 28, 2008. She was born Sept. 12, 1957. She is survived by her longtime partner, Madeline “Mad Dawg” Manchio; brother, Thomas Yadanza of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; and her four-legged friends, Bean, Monkey, Mouse and Girl. ...

Ronald Peter Haar

Ronald Peter Haar died Dec. 2, 2008 in Payson. He was born May 26, 1939 in Minneapolis, Minn. to Ernest Haar and Carla (Jeppesen) Haar. Mr. Haar belonged to the Mountain Bible Church, was a life member of the National ...

Vestal B. Jones

Vestal B. Jones, 91, died Oct. 25, 2008 in Payson. Mr. Jones worked as an engineer at General Dynamics in San Diego, Calif. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; son, Paul and daughter-in-law Pennie and their family; daughter, Lori; ...

Darlene Gardner

Darlene Gardner died Dec. 13, 2008 at RTA Hospice in Payson. She was born July 27, 1948 to Buster and Mary Gardner in Joplin, Mo. She grew up in Duncan, Ariz. and married in August 1967. During the 27 years ...

Clifford T.

Anthony

Clifford T. Anthony, 81, of Payson, died Dec. 12, 2008 in Scottsdale. Born in Oskaloosa, Iowa, he came to Arizona in 1979 from Carson City, Nev. Mr. Anthony worked for the Rock Island Motor Transit Co. in Des Moines, Iowa ...

William P. Baker

William P. Baker died Dec. 17, 2008 at the hospice center in Payson. He was born March 13, 1927 in Dallas, Texas to William and Bessie Baker. He served in the U.S. Navy three years and as a Merchant Marine ...

Gayle Cantu

Gayle Cantu died Dec. 14, 2008 in Scottsdale. She was born March 23, 1951 in Orange, Calif. She found true love and married Jose Cantu Oct. 15, 2007. Mrs. Cantu was raised in Vista, Calif. and moved to Payson in ...

Brandon Scott Jackson

Brandon Scott Jackson, of Port Wentworth, Ga., died Dec. 7, 2008. He was born in Colorado Springs, Colo. and was a resident of Phoenix until 2005; he also had lived in Payson. He is survived by his mother, Kristin; former ...

Ian Uhl Jump

Ian Uhl Jump, 13, of Tonto Basin, died Dec. 10, 2008 at Phoenix Children’s Hospital after a long and courageous battle with cystic fibrosis. He was born Dec. 21, 1994 in Mesa. A seventh-grader at Tonto Basin Elementary School, Ian ...