Obituaries for January 2009

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Gail Gardner

Gail Gardner, 84, of Payson, died Dec. 28, 2008 at RTA Hospice. She was born May 15, 1924 in Clinton, Ill. She married Frank Gardner on July 26, 1942 in Old Monroe, Mo. The young couple crossed state lines to ...

Charles E. “Gene” McCraney

Charles E. “Gene” McCraney was born in Hanley, Texas and grew up in Enid, Okla. and Oklahoma City. Mr. McCraney attended Oklahoma University, before enlisting in the Army Air Corps in 1944. He was trained as a bomber pilot and ...

Louise Rossi Anslow

Louise Rossi Anslow died Jan. 1, 2009 at her home in Pine. She was born Dec. 3, 1930 in Detroit, Mich., the first of five children born to John and Genevieve Rossi. She graduated from De Paul University in Chicago, ...

Dalton M. Fogle

Dr. Dalton M. Fogle of Payson died Dec. 26, 2008 at hospice, with family and friends around. He was a World War II veteran. He was a member of the 101 airborne, participated in drop behind German lines the night ...

Douglas Theodore Vernon

Douglas Theodore Vernon died Dec. 30, 2008 at Scottsdale Healthcare Hospital. He was born April 1, 1941 in St. Louis, Mo. A resident of Payson, he is survived by his wife, Jackie Vernon; two daughters, Tiffany Phillips and Angela Vernon; ...

Theresa Darlene Tenney

Theresa Darlene Tenney died Nov. 2, 2008. She was born June 21, 1962 in Phoenix. She is survived by her fiancé of three years, Bob Hendershot; her father, Butch Wilson; brother, Scooter (Elizabeth) Wilson and their two daughters, Cory and ...

Bonnie Jean Wilson

Bonnie Jean Wilson died Dec. 26, 2008. She was born Jan. 13, 1943 in Grants, N.M. She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Butch Wilson; son, Scooter (Elizabeth) Wilson; granddaughters, Cory Wilson and Ciya Wilson; grandson, Douglas, his ...

William “Bill” R. Anderson

William “Bill” R. Anderson, 68, of Crystal Lake, Ill. died Jan. 5, 2009. He was born June 13, 1940 in Willmar, Minn. to Carlton and Elaine (Daugherty) Anderson. On Oct. 29, 1966, he married Bonnie M. Crumb in Phoenix. A ...

Miriam W. Crawford

Miriam W. Crawford died Jan. 9, 2009 at home in Payson. She was born Aug. 22, 1920. Mrs. Crawford worked at Northrop Aircraft for 33 years in Hawthorne, Calif., missing only three days of work. She was a gifted writer ...

Dale E. Topic

Dale E. Topic of Payson died Jan. 11, 2009 at home. He was born Dec. 13, 1925 in Minneapolis, Minn. He completed high school and joined the Army Air Force in 1944 and served during World War II in Italy. ...

Emmett Davis

Emmett Davis died Jan. 11, 2009 at RTA Hospice House. He was born Feb. 27, 1921 in Fort Worth, Texas to Warren Westbrook Davis and wife Virginia. He attended North Side High School and Brantley-Draughn Business College in Fort Worth. ...

Jane Little

Jane Little, a former resident of the Rim Country, died Dec. 31, 2008. She was born Aug. 18, 1922 in Peoria to Cleon and Etta Mae Mishler. She was a graduate of LaVerne College and Good Samaritan School of Nursing. ...

Daniel Scott Pollard

Daniel Scott Pollard died Jan. 13, 2009 at his home in Strawberry. He was born Nov. 25, 1965 in Phoenix to Neil C. Pollard and Lucille Arend. He worked for Chapman Chevrolet for the past six years. He is survived ...

Norman Skip Ashby

Norman Skip Ashby died Jan. 17, 2009. He was born Feb. 21, 1946 in Phoenix, to Norman Arthur Ashby and Jacqueline Ashby. Mr. Ashby worked at the Palo Verde Nuclear Plant, and on the Zane Grey Highway and the Woods ...

Wilhelm Franz Dlugajczyk

Wilhelm Franz Dlugajczyk, 93, also known as “Bill D,” died Jan. 21, 2009 in Payson. Mr. Dlugajczyk was a life member of the Knights of Columbus. Mr. Dlugajczyk is survived by his son, Diter “Jess” Dlugajczyk; and his daughter, Barbara ...

Albertine “Betty” Dodge

Albertine “Betty” Dodge, 80, died Jan. 15, 2009 at Valley Medical Center in Renton, Wash. She was born Sept. 19, 1929 in Paragould, Ark., to Lewis and Ola Mae (Daniels) Tucker. At the age of 19 she married Wilburn O. ...

Charles Gibbons

Charles Gibbons, 44, of Tonto Basin, died Jan. 17, 2009. He was born May 25, 1964 in White Sands, N.M. Mr. Gibbons was a residential wireman and belonged to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. He will be dearly missed ...

Patricia Stetson

Patricia Stetson, 66, of Strawberry, died Jan. 16, 2009. She was born Sept. 23, 1942 in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada, to Earl and Mercedes Wilson. Before her retirement in 2005, she was a secretary for a dental appliance firm ...

Julia Wright

Julia Wright, 17, died Jan. 19, 2009 in Payson. She was a student at Payson High School. She is survived by her parents, Robert Wright and Rachel Bryant; brothers, Kevin Bryant and Steven Lendrum; sisters, Amy (Will) McDermott, Pammy (Chris) ...

James Gordon Duncan

James Gordon Duncan died Jan. 15, 2009. He was born July 14, 1923 in Springfield, Mo. to Rolla Duncan and Marvin Elsie Crane Duncan. Immediately upon his high school graduation, he enlisted in the United States Navy, eventually becoming an ...

Paula Fern Wery

Paula Fern Wery, formerly of Payson, died Jan. 16, 2009 in Mesa. She was born Jan. 9, 1936 in Peanutville, Ill. to Paul Franklin Scott and Olive Rhoades Scott. Mrs. Wery was in nursing until 1983. Survivors include her brother, ...

Walter E. Bauer

Walter E. Bauer, 84 of Lebanon, Tenn., formerly of Payson, died Jan. 22, 2009 at Lebanon Health Care. He was born May 29, 1924 in Williams County, Ohio. Mr. Bauer served as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force during ...

Robert Henry De Jong

Robert Henry De Jong, 79, died January 27, 2009. He was born July 16, 1929 to Benjamin R. De Jong and Wilhelmina Gesink De Jong. Mr. De Jong worked at Fred Harvey Company for 20 years as an accountant and ...

Rosemarie Frazier

Rosemarie Frazier died Jan. 27, 2009. She was born June 13, 1928 in Kanab, Utah., one of eight children born to Edwin and Vera Ford. In her early teens the family moved to Mar Vista, Calif. where she graduated from ...

Kelly Enerson

Kelly Enerson, 61, died Jan. 24, 2009 at RTA Hospice in Payson. He was born Oct. 8, 1947 in Grafton, N.D. to Andy and Inez McArthur Enerson. He farmed with his father, Andy, for 30-plus years in the Cavalier, Hamilton, ...