Obituaries for October 2008

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Patrick (Ozzie) King

Patrick (Ozzie) King, a part-time resident of Payson, died Sept. 26, 2008 in Phoenix. He was born March 17, 1925 in Ray, Ariz. He was a graduate of Arizona State University and an All-Star football player. In 1963, he became ...

Tom Holder

Tom Holder died Sept. 21, 2008 in Bullhead City, after a long battle with cancer. He was born in 1946. He is survived by his wife, Melba; daughter, Pamela (Gary); granddaughter, Ashley; brother, Jim (Jewel) Holder; sisters, Sara (Stuart) Jones, ...

Agnes Moore

Agnes Lanore Walker Moore died Sept. 27, 2008 in Payson. She was born Feb. 24, 1918 in Newville Township, Ind. to Alvin and Florence Walker. She had a brother Lester and a sister Opal. She went to Caletown School and ...

Paula L. Hodgdon

Paul L. Hodgdon died Sept. 7, 2008. Paul “Slim” Hodgdon worked for Honeywell/AirResearch for 31 years. Mr. Hodgdon is survived by his wife, Rosa Hodgdon; his daughters, Sandy Skinner and Cindy Barton; his sons-in-law, Richard Skinner and Clark Barton; his ...

Martha (Marty Lula Hunt

Martha (Marty) Lula Hunt died Sept. 28, 2008 in Colorado Springs, Colo. The former Payson resident worked as a nurse at Payson Regional Medical Center for many years and retired in Pine before moving to Colorado to be close to ...

William Danie Hunt

William Daniel Hunt, 90, of Payson, Ariz. died Oct. 5, 2008. He was born in Bixby, Okla. July 1, 1918. He moved to Phoenix in 1951, where he was a preacher for the Church of Christ for 50 years, and ...

Ann Johnson

Ann Johnson died Sept. 29, 2008 in Phoenix. She was born July 6, 1921 in Shawnee, Okla. She was a longtime resident of Tonto Basin. She is survived by two daughters, Ruby Palmer of Phoenix and Shirley Brutchey of Tempe; ...

Dennis Allison Newsome

Dennis Allison Newsome, 61, died Oct. 6, 2008, after a seven-year battle with cancer. He was born on May 27, 1947 in Bad Axe, Miss. and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era. He worked in the carpet ...

Fredric H Sartorius

Fredric H. Sartorius, born May 23, 1954 in Arizona, died Oct. 2, 2008 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Cathy, three children, eight grandchildren, parents, and three siblings. He was involved with Eagle Scouts, ...

Fern Lucille Horner

Fern Lucille Zerkel Horner was born July 16, 1920 in Winfield, Kan. She had many hobbies including porcelain and graffito oil painting. She had her own shop and was also county treasurer for Cowley County, Kan., while her husband was ...

Ethel Caroline Powell

Ethel Caroline Powell died Oct. 5, 2008 in Payson. She was born Dec. 9, 1916 in Williford, Ark. to August Christopher Noth and Ida McKinney Noth. Mrs. Powell was of the Baptist faith. She loved to garden. Her mother-in-law taught ...

Doris J Bruns

Doris J. Bruns died Oct. 8, 2008, with her husband by her side. It was almost 60 years exactly from the moment of their first date. She was born and raised in the Lincoln, Mo. area, where she also attended ...

Alma Fay Hardee

Alma Fay (Belluzzi) Hardee died Oct. 11, 2008. She was born Feb. 14, 1909, and was a member of the Belluzzi-Hardt pioneer family. Mrs. Hardee lived a long and colorful life. She dug potatoes in Oregon and was a housekeeper ...

David Ross

David Ross, 45, died Sept. 30, 2008. He is survived by his mother, Alice Adams and step-father, John Adams of Phoenix; sisters, Patricia Ross of Payson and Cally Davis of Utah; brothers, J.R. Ross of Payson, Calvin Ross and Shelton ...

Monreve Hardy

Monreve Hardy, 89, of Pine, died Oct. 7, 2008. Mrs. Hardy raised her family in Winslow and moved to Pine in 1980 after the death of her husband, Oliver Hardy. She was known for her kindness and charitable service. She ...

Donald W. Bethards

Donald W. Bethards died Oct. 15, 2008 in Payson. He was born Jan. 2, 1925 in Decatur, Ill. to Pete and Bonnie Bethards. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II and retired from Motorola in Phoenix in ...

Dennis Keith Pendleton

Dennis Keith Pendleton, 59, died Oct.14, 2008 in Tonto Basin. He was born March 11, 1949 in Ferndale, Wash. to Robert and Bernice (McBride) Pendleton. He graduated from Ferndale High School in 1967 and was employed at Alcoa-Intalco Works in ...

Shirley Button Powell

Shirley Button Powell died Oct. 14, 2008. She was born Feb. 3, 1928 in Salina, Utah to Susannah and Ralph Button. She was married to Marvin Kenneth Chase on June 20, 1944 in Elko, Nev. He died Nov. 26, 1953. ...

Jonathan Arthur Roberts

Jonathan Arthur Roberts, 25, of Phoenix, died Oct. 5, 2008. He and his twin brother, Joseph, were born Feb. 20, 1983 to Vickie (Bernhardt) Kowaliski. Mr. Roberts was a special young man, who was always happy and laughing. He was ...

Eleanor Baybrook

Longtime Payson resident, Eleanor Baybrook, died Oct. 5, 2008. She was born Eleanor Olive Waite in Napoli, N.Y. on June 9, 1917 and spent all her youth in western New York. She and her husband had been full-time residents of ...

Ruth Louise Duffy

Ruth Louise Duffy of Strawberry, died Oct. 9, 2008 in Phoenix. She was born Sept. 27, 1926 in Fresno, Calif. to Aaron James and Peggy Woods. She worked for 20 years as a registered nurse, affiliated with the City of ...

Donald Prindle

Donald Prindle, 79, Jamestown, N.D., formerly of Payson, died Oct. 9, 2008. He was born July 16, 1929 in Park Ridge, Ill. to Leonard and Ethel (Umbach) Prindle. He grew up and attended school in Park Ridge. After his schooling, ...

Janice Steward

Janice Steward, 56, died from a very long illness Oct. 13, 2008, peacefully at home next to her companion seeing eye dog, Smoky. She was born Aug. 27, 1952 in Schenectady, N.Y. She lived in Payson for 14 years. She ...

Edythe M. Finley

Edythe M. Finley, a longtime resident of the Lamplighter RV Park in Star Valley, died Oct. 21, 2008 in Payson. She was born Oct. 20, 1931 in Basin, Wyo. to Joseph Williamson and Nina Peavler Williamson and was married to ...

Deborah Sue Richards

Deborah Sue Richards died Oct. 7, 2008 in Hospice in Payson. She was born Sept. 16, 1957 in Cottonwood to Arlie Richards and Elsie Vivian (Stiffler) Richards. She had served as a youth teacher at Rim Valley Church on McLane ...

Anthony Frank Zingales Jr

Anthony (Tony) Frank Zingales Jr. died on Oct. 18, 2008. He was born June 2, 1933 in Chicago, Ill. to Anthony Frank Zingales Sr. and Marie Alonza Zingales. He married Ronzella (Ronnie) Diane Vanette Zingales and they had recently celebrated ...

Velma Virginia Gunter

Velma Virginia Gunter, 89, died Sept. 14, 2008 in Payson. She was born Jan. 1, 1919 in Malden, Mo. to Robert Thompson and Fannie Huey. She is survived by her daughter, Ruth Darlene Strouse and family, of Payson; and her ...

Verda Meyers

Verda Meyers, 88, died Oct. 5, 2008 in Payson. Mrs. Meyers is survived by her daughter, Bonnie (Dan) Pease of Payson; grandson, Ed (Marla) Pease; three great-grandchildren, Bonnie, Danielle and C.J. Pease. Memorial donations may be made to either Ordinary ...

Ted Tatum

Longtime Gisela resident, Ted Tatum died Oct. 26, 2008 at his home in Gisela. Mr. Tatum was surrounded by family and others, including his wife of 49 years, Patricia Davis Tatum, a retired Julia Randall Elementary School teacher, his children ...

James Delbrook

James W. “Jim” Delbrook, 72, died Oct. 27, 2008 with his family by his side. The Payson resident was a life-long Arizonan. He attended Alhambra Grade School and West Phoenix High School. After high school he owned and operated the ...

Howard Wayne Harris

Howard Wayne Harris, 81, of Chandler and formerly of Payson and Overgaard, died Oct. 15, 2008 at Dobson House in Chandler. He was born May 1, 1927 in Greencastle, Ind. to Kenneth and Ethel Harris. In 1977, Mr. Harris moved ...