Obituaries for November 2009

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Clark Tatum Jr.

Clark Tatum Jr., 80, of Star Valley, died Oct. 28, 2009 in Phoenix. He was born Sept. 1, 1929 in Memphis, Tenn. to Clark Tatum Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Covey. He attended Gordon Military Academy and graduated from Mercer University ...

Keith Patrick Caldwell

Keith Patrick Caldwell, beloved son of Patty Behm of Payson, died Oct. 26, 2009 in Sonora, Calif. He was born Aug. 29, 1990 in Payson and attended Payson Elementary School before leaving the area in 2002 to live with his ...

Helen Hodges

Helen Hodges, 87, died Oct. 30, 2009 at her home in Payson. She came to Yuma, Ariz. in the summer of 1952 with her husband and two sons. Mrs. Hodges was employed at the Yuma Proving Grounds as a logistical ...

Vonacile Balle

Vonacile Balle, 81, died Nov. 4, 2009 in Payson. She was a retired store manager for Montgomery Ward department store, before moving to Payson. She was a Payson resident for 25 years and a member of the Payson United Methodist ...

Eugene C. Knorr

Eugene C. Knorr died Oct. 17, 2009. He was born Dec. 19, 1960 in Bridgeport, Conn. He was a member of the American Legion in Payson. “Eugene was a loving husband, father, son and grandfather,” writes his family. Mr. Knorr ...

Vicki Lucas

Vicki Lucas was born July 5, 1943 in Ellsworth, Kan. and married Ted Lucas Aug. 28, 1978. Mrs. Lucas died at home Nov. 2, 2009. They lived several places in Kansas before moving to Payson, Ariz. in 2006. Their daughter ...

Shelly Mildred Briggs

Shelly Mildred Briggs, 93, went to be with her Heavenly Father Nov. 8, 2009. She was born June 28, 1916 in Campo, Colo. to Suda and Frank Bray. She married Wilber (Bill) Briggs, who was her loving companion for more ...

Richard Curl

Richard Curl died Nov. 7, 2009 at Flagstaff Medical Center from a long battle with COPD and heart problems. Born Dec. 7, 1930, he was a resident of Deer Creek Village, a small community outside Payson. He was preceded in ...

Russell H. Zakariasen H. Zakariasen

Russell H. Zakariasen died Nov. 6, 2009 at his home in Payson, surrounded by loving family. He was born May 19, 1912 in Brainerd, Minn. He lived with his parents and 11 siblings in Excelsior, Minn. He married Hazel McLeod ...

Lois Jacqueline Rolfs

Lois Jacqueline Lage Rolfs, 73, died Nov. 8, 2009 at her home in Santa Maria, Calif. She was surrounded upon her death by her husband, James; daughter, Ellen; brother, Loren; and sisters, Lila and Linda. She is preceded in death ...

Madeline Dolores Williams

Madeline Dolores Williams, 76, of Tonto Basin, died Nov. 1, 2009 after a long fight with kidney failure. Her last fight came at Banner Baywood Hospital in Mesa. “She will be sadly missed,” writes her family. She was the wife ...

Harold Edward Ferguson

Harold Edward Ferguson passed away on Nov. 6, 2009 in Payson. He was born March 17, 1933 in Melbourne, Ark. to Clyde Ferguson and Ella Gregory Ferguson. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Kay; grandson, Dustin Brockett; ...

Robert Kenneth Zeigler

Robert Kenneth Zeigler, 67, died Nov. 11, 2009 in Payson. He was born Dec. 4, 1941 in Tempe to Kenneth Moore Zeigler and Alma Oliver Zeigler. Mr. Zeigler retired from Arizona Public Service. Surviving him are his wife, Sharon; daughter, ...

Lucy Joy Rawn

Lucy Joy Rawn, 72, died Nov. 8, 2009 in Payson. She was born Jan. 11, 1937 in Waukegan, Ill. to Henry Matheys Rawn and LaVergne Muriel Rawn. She was an accomplished artist and bookkeeper. Surviving are her father, Henry; daughter, ...

Marjorie M. Pierce

Marjorie M. Pierce died Nov. 12, 2009 in Payson. She was born May 30, 1939, in Wichita, Kansas. She lived in Kansas until moving to Arizona in 1955. She married Dennis L. Pierce on Sept. 2, 1956 in Phoenix. Dennis ...

Evelyn Grace Morrison

Evelyn Grace Morrison, who was loved by all who knew her, passed away early Thursday morning, Nov. 12, 2009, with her family at her side. Evelyn, daughter of Clemons Rardin and Cora Luebbert, married Jim Morrison on Sept. 29, 1949. ...

Delores “Dee” Mary King

Delores “Dee” Mary King, 76, died Nov. 12, 2009 in Payson. She was born Sept. 29, 1933 in Endicott, N.Y. to Matthew and Mary Butler. Upon retiring from a career in nursing in 2000, she fulfilled her long held desire ...

Marjorie M. Pierce

Marjorie M. Pierce was born May 30, 1939 in Wichita, Kan. and died Nov. 12, 2009 in Payson. She lived in Kansas until moving to Arizona in 1955. She married Dennis L. Pierce Sept. 2, 1956 in Phoenix. He opened ...

Leone L. Mintz

Leone L. Mintz, 93, of Payson died Nov. 14, 2009. She was born Oct. 31, 1916 in Chanute, Kan. to Robert and Edna Johnson. Mrs. Mintz was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and breast cancer survivor; and she will ...

Richie Orlen Richie

Clayton Orlen Richie died Nov. 13, 2009. He was born March 23, 1951 in Phoenix to Casey and Dorothy Richie. He was preceded in death by both of his parents and sister, Joyce Rollins. Mr. Richie is survived by his ...

Ruby Terry

Ruby Terry, 84, died Nov. 6, 2009 in Payson. Her family writes, “She was a devoted wife and a loving and supportive mother and grandmother. Her family was her world and she was a career homemaker. She was very caring ...

Melissa Ann Clark

Melissa Ann Clark, born Aug. 6, 1968, died Nov. 12, 2009. Mrs. Clark is survived by daughters, Amber and Danielle, sons, Jeremy and Justin; husband, Calvin; and parents, Linda and David Isban. “She was a wonderful daughter, mother, sister and ...

Jeanette Ann Groshelle

<p>Jeanette Ann Groshelle, known as Jean to family and friends, died Nov. 19, 2009.</p> <p>Ronald Groshelle, her husband; Michael Groshelle, her son; and her daughter, Maria Spriggs, will miss her, writes the family.</p> <p>Ron and Jean shared 48 years in ...

Gwynnal "Gwyn" Thompson

<p>Gwynnal “Gwyn” Thompson, born Nov. 22, 1930, died Nov. 18, 2009.</p> <p>Mrs. Thompson was born in St. Michael, Neb. to Herbert and Helen Brookens. She moved to Michigan as a child and graduated from Union High School in 1949.</p> <p>She ...