Obituaries for June 2009

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Eleanor Holyoak

Eleanor Holyoak, 93, died May 27, 2009 in Payson. She was born Jan. 18, 1916 in Miami, Ariz. Mrs. Holyoak was the oldest of nine children. She lived life as a mother and homemaker and was a lifelong member of ...

Donald “Don” Shreckengost

Donald “Don” Shreckengost died May 30, 2009 in Payson. He was born Sept. 23, 1926 in Rising City, Neb. Mr. Shreckengost worked with US Steel in Gary, Ind. for 30 years; Sunkist Corporation for five years; and the U.S. Department ...

Joy Suzanne Lann

Joy Suzanne Lann, 29, of Payson, went to her heavenly Father May 27, 2009 in Surprise, Ariz. She was born May 7, 1980 and was the Precious Angel daughter of Linda (Inman) and Rick Morris, and Don Lann; the granddaughter ...

Jerome Williams

Jerome “Jerry” (Papa) Williams died May 28, 2009 at 79 years of age. Born in Springfield, Ohio in 1930, he was a World War II Navy and Korean War Army veteran. He was a graduate of Catholic Central High in ...

Patty Baker

Patty Baker, 57, of Superior, formerly of Payson, died June 1, 2009. Mrs. Baker, a retired nurse, was born Feb. 27, 1952 in Scotland, Ind. She attended Indiana University and Northern Arizona University. She was preceded in death by her ...

Van Hunter Carlson

Van Hunter Carlson, 65, of Eckert, Colo., formerly of Payson, died June 8, 2009 in Delta, Colo. Mr. Carlson was born April 30, 1944 in Tucson, to the late Emil J. and Dorothy M. Carlson. He served in the U.S. ...

Donald (Don) James Hill

Donald (Don) James Hill was born in Gary, Ind. Feb. 21,1937, and left this world on June 9, 2009 in Payson. He spent his early life in Southern California, but relocated to Payson in 1973 where he was known for ...

Donna Marie Vlastelica

Donna Marie Vlastelica passed away on June 2, 2009, in Phoenix. Donna is survived by her husband, Pete of Strawberry; son and daughter-in-law, Pete and Hilary and their daughter, Vera, all of Alameda, Calif.; sister, Mary and the Vanover families ...

Loraine Wade

Loraine Wade, 83 of Payson, died June 8, 2009. She was born July 21, 1925 in San Diego, Calif. After many years working with Motorola she retired and moved to Payson. She was a part of the congregation at St. ...

Kenneth Gilford Wall

Kenneth Gilford Wall, 83, retired engineer from Southern Pacific Railroad caught his last train from station earth, heaven bound on June 4, 2009. Mr. Wall was the eldest son of Gilford B. and Edna L. Wall. He was born in ...

Cynthia Anne Watkins Pool

Cynthia Anne Watkins Pool, of Tonto Basin, died June 9, 2009 in Lander, Wyo. She was born July 30, 1962 in Montclair, N.J. to Audrey J. and David L. Watkins. She attended Cumberland Valley High School in Mechanicsburg, Pa. After ...

Lillian Ann Hankosky (nee Cross)

Lillian Ann Hankosky (nee Cross) passed away June 11, 2009 in Payson. She was born Dec. 15, 1919 in Chicago, Ill. to Carl and Anna Cross. She married Frank Hankosky on June 7, 1941 and together they had three children ...

Aldo “Al” Vario

Aldo “Al” Vario, 90, died June 12, 2009 at Hospice of the Valley in Scottsdale. He was born in Oakland, Calif. of immigrant Northern Italian parents. Mr. Vario was a restaurant owner for more than 30 years in Reno, Nev. ...

James White

James White, 74, formerly of Payson, died June 14, 2009 at Lake East Hospital in Painesville, Ohio. He was born March 27, 1935 in Logan, W.V. to the late Merle and Ruby White. Mr. White was the owner and operator ...

Howard Wade Ritchie

Howard Wade Ritchie, 87, died June 17, 2009 in Glendale, Ariz. He was born Aug. 19, 1921 in Totty’s Bend, Hickman County, Tenn. to Thomas Clarence Ritchie and Jennie Florence Williams. He was married to Geraldeene Tallant of Young on ...

Angel Tellez

Angel Tellez, dear husband, father, grandfather and friend, born July 17, 1942, died June 17, 2009 at his home in Pine, with his family by his side. Memorial services are pending in Phoenix, through Meinke Funeral Home. Memorial donations may ...

Marti Berg

Marti Berg, 73, died June 18, 2009 in a motorcycle accident in Camp Verde while returning from a road trip through Utah with her husband. Born in Aurora, Ill., she moved to Arizona in 1962 and married her beloved husband ...

Beulah Holmes

Beulah Holmes, 78, of Payson, died June 23, 2009 at Hospice Compassus. Mrs. Holmes owned and operated a beauty salon in Phoenix for 20 years. She is survived by children, Brody Holmes, Kathleen Bittner and Mary Holmes. She was preceded ...

Dorine “Dee” Sams

Dorine “Dee” Sams, 81, of Payson, died June 24, 2009. Born Feb. 22, 1928 in Osage City, Kan., she was the sixth of seven children born to Arthur and Nellie Thompson. Her family moved to Denver, Colo. when she was ...

Shanna Renee

Shanna Renee Standifird Smith, 38, died of natural causes on June 19, 2009 in Mesa. She was born May 17, 1971 in Phoenix to Ruby and Robert Buck Standifird. She was raised on a farm in Idaho where she gained ...

Evelyn Dorothea Copp

Evelyn Dorothea Copp, 90, died June 27, 2009. She was born Aug. 31, 1918 in Sioux City, Iowa. She was raised in Long Beach, Calif. where she met and married her high school sweetheart, George Copp Jr. in March 1941. ...

Ronzella (Ronnie) Zingales

Ronzella (Ronnie) Zingales, 73, of Payson, died June 26, 2009. She was born March 10, 1936 in Fort Wayne, Ind. to Adrian and Ardith Hagerty. She moved to Orange County, Calif. and met and married Tony Zingales in 1961. She ...