Obituaries for February 2009

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Sherry L. Splaver Rotman

Sherry L. Splaver Rotman died Jan. 22, 2009 at home in Pine, just shy of her 66th birthday, which would have been Feb. 21. Mrs. Rotman was active in the local Republican Party and had a generous and charitable heart, ...

Candice Hart

Candice Hart gave cancer a courageous and spirited fight. She died at home on Jan. 30, 2009. She was born in Wooster, Mass. and had been a resident of Christopher Creek for 36 years. She was involved in numerous fund-raising ...

Robert Francis Hall Sr.

Robert Francis Hall Sr. of Pine died Feb. 3, 2009. He was born Dec. 3, 1939 to Francis Webster Hall and Ernestine Pauline Horschman in St. Louis, Mo. He married Barbara Gooch on July 17, 1959 in St. Louis, Mo. ...

Genevieve “Jean” Gurnicz

Genevieve “Jean” Gurnicz, 84, formerly of Payson, died Feb. 2, 2009 in Mesa. She was born Dec. 1, 1924 to Joseph and Frances (Szymanski) Kosirog in Chicago, Ill. She married Jim Gurnicz on Dec. 1, 1942 and the couple moved ...

Lewis “Roger” Price

Lewis “Roger” Price, 58, died Jan. 29, 2009 at his home in Happy Jack. He was born Oct. 21, 1950 in Youngstown, Ohio and his family moved to Phoenix in 1956. He graduated from Maryvale High School and was a ...

Virginia Mae Etheredge

Virginia Mae Etheredge, 83, died Jan. 30, 2009 at RTA Hospice in Payson. A visitation is scheduled at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 7 at the First Southern Baptist Church in Payson, with a funeral service immediately following at 5 p.m. ...

Evelyn Berns

Evelyn Berns, 80, died Feb. 4, 2009 at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Ill., following a long illness. She is survived by her husband, Jerome Berns of Arlington Heights, Ill.; daughters, Donnalyn (Dr. Chuck) Williams of Payson and Marla ...

Duane Allen Rowley

Duane Allen Rowley, 80, a third-generation Mesa native, died Feb. 6, 2009 in his home. He was very active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in various capacities, including as branch president at Christopher Creek. He ...

Patrick James Fagan

Patrick James Fagan, a longtime Arizona resident, died Jan. 30, 2009. He was born in Boise, Idaho to John and Geraldine Farmer Fagan. They moved to Phoenix when he was only 3. He grew up loving horses, fishing, skiing and ...

Ruth Darlene Strouse

Ruth Darlene Strouse, 65, died Feb. 5, 2009 in Payson. She was born Feb. 20, 1943 in Oak Park, Ill. to Louie Leroy Gunter and Velma Virginia Thompson. She is survived by one brother, Louie Dale Gunter and family of ...

Josephine “Jo” Kelso

Josephine “Jo” Kelso died Feb. 13, 2009 in Payson. She was born Feb. 11, 1921 in Hammond, La. to Mary and Mike Latino. The family lived and worked a 20-acre strawberry farm. She had six brothers and four sisters. She ...

Dorothy Marie Loyer

Dorothy Marie Loyer, formerly of Payson, died Feb. 12, 2009 in Hesperia, Calif. She was born March 9, 1935 in Phoenix to Fredrick Albert Rorabaugh and Dorothy Marie Rorabaugh. While in Payson, Mrs. Loyer worked as a cashier at both ...

Elmer G. Schienbein

Elmer G. Schienbein died Feb. 11, 2009 at the age of 80. He was born Aug. 7, 1928 in Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada to Emma and Adam Schienbein. Mr. Schienbein moved his family from Toronto, Canada to Phoenix in 1960 ...

Charles “Chuck” Everett Grone

Charles “Chuck” Everett Grone of Star Valley died Feb. 4, 2009, following a short illness. He was born Oct. 8, 1920 in Portsmouth, Ohio. Mr. Grone lived in Star Valley for more than 30 years. He worked as an electrician ...

Ruth Wanda Patten

Ruth Wanda Patten died Feb. 18, 2009 at the Capri Care Center in Phoenix, surrounded by her son, Jim, and others. Ruth Jones was born Dec. 9, 1916 in Malad, Idaho. Later she met and married Howard Patten of Plaza, ...

Catherine M. Courter

Catherine M. Courter of Payson, who would have been 90 on Feb. 12, died Jan. 31, 2009. She was born in Peoria, Ill. to Margaret and Ellis Carlton. Mrs. Courter, her husband, Jess, and their two daughters moved to California ...

James William Gaupel

James William Gaupel, 89, died Feb. 21, 2009 at the Beatitudes Campus, where he resided for the past three years. Mr. Gaupel is survived by his wife of 65 years, Dorothy Gaupel; his children Jacque, Jerry, James, Anthony and Judy; ...