Obituaries for November 2008

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Joe M. Tersiner

Joe M. Tersiner died Oct. 30, 2008 at RTA Hospice in Payson. He was born on Oct. 6 1915 in Pittsburg, Kansas to Joe and Mary Tersiner of Yale, Kansas. He married Margaret Utermoehlen of Arma Kansas on Feb. 10, ...

Velma Mary Tainsh

Velma Mary Tainsh died Nov. 1, 2008. She was born Oct. 8, 1916 in Providence, R.I. She earned a master’s degree from Arizona State University and taught for 18 years in the Mesa school system. Mrs. Tainsh was a member ...

Bruce Tufts Denney

Bruce Tufts Denney died Nov. 5, 2008 in Payson. He was born Dec. 22, 1929 in Long Prairie, Minn. Mr. Denney was a retired Air Force master sergeant, and served with honor and distinction in both Korea and Vietnam as ...

Lynn M. Sheppard

Lynn M. Sheppard, 82, of Globe, died Nov. 9, 2008 at his home. Mr. Sheppard was a lifetime resident of the Globe area and a member of one of Gila County’s pioneer ranching families dating back to the 1890s. He ...

Don Bailey

Don Bailey, 81, died Nov. 11, 2008 at the Payson RTA Hospice House. He was born Nov. 20, 1927 in Cicero, Ind. Mr. Bailey was a mechanical engineer for Aerojet, Lockheed, Perkin-Elma and TRW. He moved to Payson with his ...

Helen M. Caddick

Helen M. Caddick, 97, died Nov. 14, 2008. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 21 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2549 N. 32nd St. in Mesa. Memorial donations may be made ...

Karen Dekeno

Karen Dekeno died Nov. 16, 2008. She was born Nov. 30, 1940 in California. Mrs. Dekeno was a loving mother and devoted wife. Some of her favorite things to do were going on motorcycle rides and attending car shows with ...

Zola M. Hennebert

Zola M. Hennebert, 93, of Show Low, died Nov. 13, 2008 at Payson Care Center. She was born March 14, 1915 in Adena, Ohio to Jess and Minnie Wright. She was a member of the Findley Methodist Church in Steubenville, ...

Mark Elijah Johnson

Mark Elijah Johnson, of Payson, died Nov. 13, 2008. He was born Nov. 8, 1977 in Payson and attended Payson Public School, graduating high school in 1996. Mr. Johnson attended a semester at DeVry Institute in Phoenix. Upon his return ...

Raymond Thompson

Raymond Thompson died Nov. 13, 2008. He was born Dec. 31, 1935. Mr. Thompson came to Arizona from Weiser, Idaho in 1954 and subsequently retired in 2001 from the City of Phoenix, where he worked as a sales tax auditor. ...

Vivian Aileen Laser-Hockman

Vivian Aileen Laser-Hockman died Oct. 27, 2008 in Lancaster, Calif. She was born April 24, 1921 in West Frankfort, Ill. to Charles and Ida Nelson. She was a longtime resident of Antelope Valley before moving to Cherry Valley, Calif. and ...

Janice Kaye Price

Janice Kaye Price, 44, of Strawberry, died Nov. 10, 2008 in Payson. She was born Jan. 18, 1964 in Bloomington, Ill. She was a 1981 graduate of Northrop High School in Fort Wayne, Ind. and studied accounting at Ivy Tech ...

Tommy Thompson

Tommy Thompson, 88, of Payson, died Nov. 14, 2008. He was born Sept. 12, 1920 in Greenville County, Ky. to Ray and Mamie Thompson. He was proud to serve his country during World War II and was chief pilot of ...

Bettye L. Brown

Bettye L. Brown died Nov. 22, 2008, in Phoenix. She was born Aug. 30, 1930 in Tucson to Emmerson and Nellie McHenry. She married Elmer Brown in 1951 and they moved to Payson in 1953. She worked at several local ...

Susan Lay Ludwig Pretsch

Susan Lay Ludwig Pretsch, 78, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008. She and her first husband, Tom Ludwig raised their four children in Holly, Ariz., where she worked in the school system for several years. In 1990, she married Ernest Pretsch ...