Obituaries for December 2009

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Larry R. Everhart

Larry R. Everhart, 67, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 26, 2009. Larry was born June 23, 1942, in Louisburg, Kan. to Harold and Alice Everhart. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, John Jay ...

Marguerite Turner Foster

Marguerite Turner Foster, age 92, passed away Nov. 24, 2009 in Payson. She was born Sept. 1, 1917 in Missouri to Charles Emmet Turner and Mary Wills Turner. She attended Hazel Grove School and Lee’s Summit High School. She was ...

Annette Cyr Pelletier

Annette Cyr Pelletier born in Eagle Lake, Maine April 8, 1918, died on Nov. 23, 2009. She was the loving mother of five children: Morris R. Pelletier of Ace, Texas, Janice Cyr of Medway, Maine, Jeanette Schurman of Presque Isle, ...

Patrick E. Bryson

Patrick E. Bryson, a 1982 Payson High graduate, died Nov. 21, 2009 in his home in Lisbon, Conn. He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Susan (Householder) Bryson, 40, Lower Blissville Rd., Lisbon, CT 06351; his mother, MarlaJean ...

Darlene May Lockhart

Darlene May Lockhart, 75, of Payson, died in Vail, Ariz. Nov. 30, 2009. She was born Dec. 7, 1933 in Hastings, Neb. and was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was preceded in death by her parents, John ...

Albert Dale Sieck

Albert Dale Sieck died Nov. 30, 2009 at his home in Jakes Corner, Ariz. He was born Sept. 21, 1941 to Herman and Elsie (Birkholt) Sieck at the Mobridge Hospital in Selby, S.D. He attended the McKinley grade school, southwest ...

William Bedell

William “Bill” Bedell of Payson died Nov. 6, 2009. He was born May 6, 1925 in Erie, Pa. to Walter and Alice Bedell, the oldest of eight children. Mr. Bedell is survived by his brother, Walter Bedell of Tampa, Fla.; ...

Mary Alice Cook

Mary Alice Cook died Dec.1, 2009 in Payson. She was born April 30, 1918 in Ronan, Mont. to Arthur Morton and Frank Lane Brownson. She married Robert George Carey on July 22, 1936 and had one son, George Allan Carey. ...

Donna Jan Ulmer

Donna Jan Ulmer of Strawberry died Dec. 1, 2009 in Mesa. She was born Feb. 2, 1936 in Mesa to Homer Brown and Bernice Moody. She attended Mesa High School. Mrs. Ulmer is survived by daughters, Jaci, Donna and Dianne; ...

Lief A. Erickson

Lief A. Erickson, 72, died Nov. 29, 2009. He was born June 28, 1937 in Fort Dodge, Iowa to George Chester (Chet) and Ruby A. (Westrum) Erickson. Mr. Erickson is survived by his wife, Sylvia Irene; daughter, Kris Anne Erickson; ...

Marcy Lorraine Rogers

Marcy Lorraine Rogers was born and raised in California and was the middle child of five. After attending high school she met her first husband, Bill Haley and moved to Tucson to start their family. Together they had one daughter, ...

James Jr. L. Smith

James L. Smith Jr., retired from the Payson Police Department in 1991, died Dec. 10, 2009 in Mesa. He was born July 19, 1930 in Chicago, Ill. Mr. Smith retired from the U.S. Army as a master sergeant. He married ...

Jacquelyn E. Berge

Jacquelyn (Jackie) E. Berge died Dec. 13, 2009 from spinal meningitis and pneumonia. She was born June 19, 1986 in Payson. She attended Pine school and graduated from Payson High School in 2004. “She was loved by many friends and ...

Barbara J. Masterson Wirth

Barbara J. Masterson Wirth was lovingly carried by angels and placed in the arms of her Savior on Dec. 19, 2009. She lost a brave and hard-fought battle with lung and brain cancer with her loved ones at her side. ...

Norval Jay Hillmer

Norval Jay Hillmer, 91, a loving husband and father, entered the gates of heaven Dec. 17, 2009, just 43 days short of his 92nd birthday. He was born Jan. 29, 1918 in Blunt, S.D. He was the eighth of 11 ...

Judy Lee Rolle

Judy Lee Rolle, 71, died Dec. 19, 2009. She was born Nov. 26, 1938 in Phoenix to the late Thomas Leo and Dorothy Hernan. She is survived by her daughters, Melinda Quinn, Carin Everhard and Jaymie Jacobs; six grandchildren; her ...

Gai Ann Elfeldt

Gail Ann Elfeldt, a longtime resident of Strawberry, died Dec. 24, 2009. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. and Mrs. C. M. Parker; and by her son, Jamie. Her husband, Dr. William Elfeldt; her children, Jacque Salas ...

Mary Staicoff

Mary Staicoff, formerly of Whispering Pines died Dec. 23, 2009 in Gilbert. She was born in 1938 in East St. Louis, Ill. She is survived by her daughter, Lucy Willis; sons, Jim Riedel III, Dan Riedel and Mike Riedel; and ...

Anastasia (Stasia) Rae Pierce

Anastasia (Stasia) Rae Pierce, born Dec. 29, 1982 in Phoenix, was tragically killed in a single car accident between Payson and Pine, Dec. 19, 2009. Ms. Pierce was on her way to Rim Country Health where she worked nights in ...

Francis “Frank” Conway Mathis

Francis Conway “Frank” Mathis, 85, of Payson, passed away peacefully on Dec. 25, 2009 surrounded by family. He is survived by his dear wife of 36 years, Margaret; daughters, Lesley Bowler of Oceanside, Calif., Lenor Van Nynatten of Rio de ...

Col. Donald L. Keplinger

Col. Donald L. Keplinger, United States Air Force (retired) died Dec. 19, 2009 in Mesa. He was surrounded by his loving family and listening to Sinatra’s “Come Fly with Me.” Mr. Keplinger was a resident of Payson since 2004 and ...