Obituaries for July 2009

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Gene Granville Cooper

Gene Granville Cooper, formerly of Payson, died July 12, 2009 in Bennington, Okla. He was born Aug. 7, 1933 to Granville and Alma Cooper in Phoenix. He worked for the Town of Payson for 16 years, retiring in 1995. He ...

Barbara Jones Ryan

Barbara Jones Ryan, 82, died June 23, 2009, in Payson. She was born in Missoula, Mont. to Carl and Ethel Jones, and spent the majority of her life in Montana. She was married to Lawrence Edward Ryan, also of Montana. ...

John “Jack” A. Bonkowske

John A. “Jack” Bonkowske, 72, of Strawberry, died June 25, 2009. He was born in the small Colorado mining town of Russell Gulch near Central City. Mr. Bonkowske served in the Navy and spent most of his career in aerospace ...

Phyllis Helton

Phyllis Helton, 78, died June 27, 2009. She was born Jan. 10, 1931 in Friendswood, Texas. Mrs. Helton lived in Star Vale Mobile Home Park since 2002. She is survived by her husband, JW Helton; daughters, Judy Cruse of Broken ...

Alma L. Anderson

Alma L. Anderson, of Gisela, died July 1, 2009. She was born Jan. 12, 1921 in Duncan, Ariz. Mrs. Anderson is survived by her children, Elaine Lymer, Edna Boston, Alma R. Martin and Rayburn Anderson; her sister, Edna Craft; 13 ...

Joe Carroll O’Hanlon

Joe Carroll O’Hanlon died June 29, 2009. He was born Feb. 17, 1919 in Durant, Okla. He attended Southeastern State University where he met and married Oneda McCluskey, his bride of 67 years. Mr. O’Hanlon studied the Bible with great ...

Leslie W. McQuiston

Leslie W. McQuiston, 89, of Forest Lakes, died July 3, 2009. He was born Sept. 15, 1919 in Nelson, Wis. He married Louise E. Rossiter in Chippewa Falls, Wis. March 1, 1946. He was a World War II veteran, serving ...

Hobart A. (Jack) A. Powers Jr.

Hobart A. (Jack) Powers Jr. died June 26, 2009 at his home in Deer Creek Village, Ariz. A memorial service was held in his honor June 30 with military honors. He served in several duty stations and on board seven ...

Donna Wynn

Donna Wynn died July 11, 2009. She was born Aug. 10, 1945 in Chicago, Ill. She is survived by her son, Brian Patrick (Lori) Moran; sisters, Barbara Laimins and Beverly Pitchford; brother, John Patrick Corr; stepson, Bill (Pam) Wynn; grandchildren, ...

Frieda “Pat” Moody

Frieda “Pat” Moody, 86, died June 28, 2009. She was born Oct. 1, 1922 in Huntington, W.Va. and moved to Arizona in 1937, coming to Payson in 1974. Mrs. Moody is survived by her four children, Bob (Sandy) Leonard, Don ...

Henry “Lee” Gassaway

Henry “Lee” Gassaway, 78, died July 8, 2009. He was born May 17, 1931 to Henry and Hazel Gassaway in Phoenix. Mr. Gassaway was a retired first sergeant with the Tucson Police Department. After retirement, he enjoyed many years as ...

Betty Ann Miller

Betty Ann Miller died July 11, 2009 in Payson, after an extended illness. Ms. Miller was very active in and a beloved member of Mount Cross Lutheran Church in Payson. She is survived by her niece, Jodie Miranda of Santa ...

Jack W. Bushno

Jack W. Bushno was born March 11, 1926 in Chicago, Ill. He lived and was educated in Rock Island, Ill. He served in the U.S. Army 418 Division 163rd Infantry in combat during World War II in the South Pacific. ...

Gene Granville Cooper

Gene Granville Cooper, formerly of Payson, died July 12, 2009 in Bennington, Okla. He was born Aug. 7, 1933 to Granville and Alma Cooper in Phoenix. He worked for the Town of Payson for 16 years, retiring in 1995. He ...

Elsie Miller

Elsie Miller, 78, of Payson, died July 20, 2009. She was born in Nevada, Mo. She spent the majority of her life in Payson. Many will remember her from when she owned Elsie’s Pioneer Bar. She was very active in ...

Daniel Robert Parker

Daniel Robert Parker died July 19, 2009 in Lubbock, Texas. He was born Nov. 4, 1973 in Cottonwood, was raised in Phoenix, and later moved to Payson. He worked as a lineman with the I.B.E.W. Local 769. Mr. Parker was ...

Beecher Harding Cook

Beecher Harding Cook, 89, of Payson, died July 6, 2009. He was born in Madison, W.Va. and had been a resident of Payson for the past 10 years. Mr. Cook was a veteran of the U.S. Army in World War ...

Lillie Stanford

Lillie Riley Uher Gibson Stanford, 87, of Payson, died July 8, 2009 at Hospice Friendship Village in Tempe. She was born May 12, 1922 in Oakland, Calif. to Frank and Lillie Uher, the youngest of three children. At the age ...

Paul G. Reeves

Paul G. Reeves, 92, died July 18, 2009 with his family at his side in Phoenix. He was born in Colorado Springs, Colo. in 1916 to Gilbert F. and Lennah Collings Reeves. Mr. Reeves’ family moved to Golden, Colo. in ...

Louise A. Skolsky

Louise A. Skolsky died July 22, 2009. She is survived by her husband, Joe; three sons, Frank, Robert and James; six grandchildren; her sister, Noee Frost and niece, Lynn Reno. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Compassus, 511 S. ...

Daniel Robert Parker

Daniel Robert Parker, born Nov. 4, 1973, in Cottonwood, Ariz. died July 19, 2009 in Lubbock, Texas. He was raised in Phoenix; later moving to Payson. He is survived by his loving wife, Amy Parker; two beautiful daughters, Jessica Ann ...

Michael Antonides

Michael Antonides died July 27, 2009 at his home. He was born Feb. 1, 1953 in Phoenix. He was preceded in death by father, Joe. Mr. Antonides is survived by his son, Brandon; parents, Carol and Harry; sisters, Kim Johnston ...

Barbara Sue Dickens

Barbara Sue Dickens, 76, of Tucson, died July 22, 2009. She was born March 16, 1933 in Lake Station, Okla. to Ralph and Pearl Carsten. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Thomas Dickens; son, Chuck (Kellie); granddaughter, ...

Lee Opal Dickson

Lee Opal Dickson died July 25, 2009 with her family members around her. She was born Oct. 27, 1918 to Hugh and Anna Ingraham in Salina, Okla. She grew up in western Montana and lived the early part of her ...

Alberto “Tata” Jacquez Sr. “Tata” Jacquez Sr.

Alberto “Tata” Jacquez Sr. died July 23, 2009. He was born Nov. 2, 1933 in Mexico, but spent the majority of his life in St. David, Ariz. He worked for the Apache Powder Nitrogen Plant for 43 years. He was ...