Obituaries for May 2009

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Frances H. Muggli

Frances H. Muggli died April 28, 2009 in Payson. She was born April 5, 1930 in Collegeville Minn. She remained her usual cheerful self throughout her long illness. She always loved people and her career as a registered nurse fit ...

Dorcas “Dee” B. McDaniels

Dorcas “Dee” B. McDaniels, of Payson, died April 27, 2009. She was just shy of 73 years of age. She was born May 2, 1936 in Phoenix, the first daughter of Gilbert and Lois Horton. She lived in California and ...

James R. Meier

James R. Meier died April 26, 2009 in Payson. He was born Dec. 31, 1932 in Chicago, Ill. He was a jack of all trades, he loved his family. He found his strength from knowing that many others cared about ...

Walter Meredith Foote

Walter Meredith Foote, 70, of Payson, died April 15, 2009. He was born July 29, 1938 to Walter Scott Foote and Sadie Victoria Dahlberg Foote in Lead, S.D. He attended high school in Lead, S.D. and served in the U.S. ...

Margaret (Peg) Wells

Margaret (Peg) Wells died April 16, 2009. She was born Nov. 18, 1924 in Long Beach, Calif. to William C. Tomlinson and E. Babe (Potter) Tomlinson. She was a homemaker, mother and bookkeeper until she moved to Arizona in 1977. ...

George J. Drum

George J. Drum, 80, of Payson, died May 1, 2009. He was born Sept. 30, 1928 in Banning, Calif. to George Washington Drum and Marie Gerald Drum. Mr. Drum is survived by his wife, Betty L. Drum; daughters, Cheryl and ...

Bill Hartman

Bill Hartman, 80, of Payson, died May 3, 2009. He is survived by his daughter, Carla Hartman; and son, William (Bill) Keith Hartman of Payson. His wife, Wilma Jean, preceded him in death. He was born Jan. 30, 1929 in ...

Grace B. Martin

Grace B. Martin of Payson, died May 5, 2009. She was born Aug. 15, 1923 in Saginaw, Mich. She married her childhood sweetheart, Richard (Dick) M. Martin, in 1944 and they were married for 51 years. He preceded her in ...

James Ryan Lee

James Ryan Lee died April 26, 2009 at his home in Phoenix. He was born July 30, 1970 in Show Low. Mr. Lee lived in Star Valley during his younger years and attended Payson schools. He is survived by his ...

McKinley Campbell

McKinley Campbell was born in Clay County, Ky. to Malvery (Coldiron) and Luther L. Campbell. As a child, he and his parents, sisters, Jane and Bertha, and brother, Fred, moved to Hamilton, Ohio. There he met and married the love ...

Mary E. Johnson

Mary E. Johnson, 93, died Friday, May 8, 2009 at the Beatitudes Care Center in Phoenix. She was born Nov. 21, 1915 to Jack and Myrtle Reese. She attended Aberdeen, Miss. schools and upon completion of high school in 1934, ...

Cora Isabell West

Cora Isabell West, 95, of Payson, died April 25, 2009 at Hospice Compassus in Payson. She was born May 11, 1913 in Rexburg, Idaho. She moved to Arizona from Billings, Mont. in 2007 to be near her daughter. Mrs. West ...

Jake Adema

Jake Adema, 75, of Payson, died April 27, 2009 in Payson. He was born in Pease, Minn. Mr. Adema married Inez Folta in September 1956. She preceded him in death December 1999. He also was preceded in death by two ...

Vernon E. Harrison Jr

Vernon E. Harrison Jr., 78, died April 20, 2009. A loving husband and father, he was born in Giddings, Texas, and made his home in Mesa for 37 years. He retired from Motorola after 33 years and moved to Deer ...

Jerome (Jerry) A. Welty

A memorial service for Jerome A. (Jerry) Welty, a summer resident of Beaver Valley for more than 35 years, will be held at the BV fire station at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 23. Friends and acquaintances are invited to share ...

Joey Ann Durand

Joey Ann Durand, 83, of Mesa, formerly of Payson, known to many as “Grandma Jo,” died May 8, 2009. Her husband James had been waiting for her to join him since 1977. Catherine and Jerry Huddlestun, her daughter and son-in-law ...

Blaine Alden Sauder

Blaine Alden Sauder, 75, of Payson, died May 4, 2009. He was born Feb. 3, 1934 in Bryant, S.D. to Alden Edward (Speck) Sauder and Agnes (Krogh) Sauder. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, John ...

Jeffrey Alan Dunham

Jeffrey Alan Dunham died May 7, 2009. He was born Sept. 7, 1949 in Denver, Colo. Mr. Dunham is survived by his parents, Thomas R. and Lois C. Dunham; and his brother, Steve. He loved his dogs, cooking, hunting, fishing ...

Tallulah May Sherer

Tallulah May Lee Sherer, 74, died May 17, 2009. She was born May 30, 1935. Mrs. Sherer is survived by her beloved husband of 45 years, Harland S. Sherer; sons, Edward S. Dunlap, 55, of Albuquerque N.M., Jeffrey R. Dunlap, ...

Pamela Kay Johnston

Pamela Kay Johnston, 60, of Payson, died of heart failure peacefully in her sleep May 10, 2009. She was born to Robert and Dorothy Sheidler, in Fremont, Ohio. The Sheidlers brought their three girls to Phoenix in 1955. Mrs. Johnston ...

Ernest H. Rogers

Ernest H. Rogers died May 18, 2009 in Payson. He was born June 13, 1922 in Portland, Ore. Mr. Rogers attended Jefferson High School in Portland, Ore. and graduated in 1939. He initially worked in the shipyards supporting the war ...

Katherine “Kay” S. Cribb

Katherine “Kay” S. Cribb, 83, died May 18, 2009 in Payson. She was born in Philadelphia, Pa. and married William J. Cribb in June 1948. They resided in Delran, N.J. for 40 years. Mrs. Cribb retired from nursing in 1990. ...

Robert Carol Sallee

Robert Carol Sallee, 84, of Prescott, died May 25, 2009 from dementia complications. He was born Dec. 25, 1924 in Tipton, Ind. Mr. Sallee served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II and the Korean War. His ...

Ellen Marie Linkey

Ellen Marie Linkey went home to be with her Lord Jesus and her beloved husband, Garth, on May 25, 2009. She was born Nov. 14, 1929 in Ferndale, Mich. to George and Myrtle Cleveland. She had three brothers and a ...