Obituaries for September 2009

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Dannelle “Dani” Lee Stevenson

Dannelle “Dani” Lee Stevenson died Aug. 30, 2009. She was born Sept. 16, 1951. She is survived by her husband, Homer Eugene Stevenson; her son and daughter-in-law, Morgan and Heather Wilkes; and her mother, Patricia Skidgel.

Paul Lester Ritz

Paul Lester Ritz, 93, died Aug. 31, 2009 at Hospice Compassus. He was born July 16, 1916 in Pittsburgh, Pa. to Nicholas C. Ritz and Elizabeth B. Richmond. Mr. Ritz served in the Army during World War II as a ...

Austin Moffett

Austin Moffett, 21, died Aug. 30, 2009 in Payson. His parents, Barry and Lauree Moffett; as well as his two sisters, April Ray and Amber Moffett; two nieces, Sydni Moffett and Ammecy Ray, survive him. He is also survived by ...

Helen Louise Galor Bernard

Helen Louise Galor Bernard was born Dec. 12, 1923 to Robert and Emma Yvonne Nix in Marshville, Mo. In addition to raising four children, John, Charlene, Greg and Norlan, she became grandmother to three, Ashley, Justin and Dylan. During her ...

Marydell Lucille (Mitchell) Hamlin

Marydell Lucille (Mitchell) Hamlin, born Dec. 20, 1917 in Plymouth, Ill., died July 29, 2009 in Hillsboro, Ore. She was the daughter of James A. and Lillie G. Mitchell, and married Ward Richard Hamlin Aug. 3, 1946 in Elkhart, Ind. ...

Homer Erickson

Homer Erickson died Sept. 2, 2009 in Payson. He was born Nov. 21, 1913 in Bozeman, Mont. Mr. Erickson was raised in Montana and worked as a cook and a newspaper printer before he became an accountant in the construction ...

Lloyd Moyer

Lloyd Moyer, known as the Blue-Eyed Cowboy, was an artist, cowboy, farmer, freelance writer, professional clown, professional musician and editor of two newspapers. He was born in Kansas and raised in Oklahoma. He moved to Camp Verde 12 years ago ...

Jimmie Elwood Rhodes

Jimmie Elwood Rhodes, 74, of Payson, died Sept. 1, 2009. He was born Aug. 19, 1935 in Tennessee. He lived his young years in Qulin, Mo., moving to Arizona at age 14. He worked as a farm laborer, foreman and ...

Marjorie Ruth Buland

Marjorie Ruth Buland, known to many as Margie, died Sept. 11, 2009. She was born Dec. 11, 1925 in Huntington Park, Calif. She lived in California for most of her life and moved to Payson in 1990. She was an ...

Fred Cowan

The Rev. Fred Cowan died Sept. 13, 2009 in Australia. He had made his home there for more than 40 years. When in America, he visited Payson and other areas, being raised in Phoenix most of his life. He was ...

Patrick Stephen Willis

Patrick Stephen Willis died Sept. 15, 2009 after a battle with cancer. He was born in Mesa, Ariz. to Tillman and Margery Willis. Growing up in Mesa, he attended Westwood High School and Mesa High School. After graduation, he attended ...

Joan Maxine Groves

Joan Maxine Groves, 78, died Sept. 13, 2009 in Payson. She was born July 4, 1931, in Flint, Mich. to Homer and Theora Hull. She graduated from Glendale High School in 1949. She was beloved as a wife, mother, sister ...

Ben Thomas Moloney

Ben Thomas Moloney died Sept. 5, 2009 in Phoenix. He was born Oct. 16, 1958 in Phoenix. He was born and died at Good Samaritan Hospital. He had a military memorial with honors, Sept. 12 in Prescott at the Veterans ...

Gene Cooper

Gene Cooper, a former resident of Payson, died July 12, 2009. A graveside service is planned for 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Payson Pioneer Cemetery. Friends of Mr. Cooper are invited to attend and pay their last respects.

Sally Culwell

Sally Culwell, 67, died Sept. 18, 2009, in Payson. She was born in Tulsa, Okla. to Bill and Jimmye Ruth Barfield. She grew up in Great Bend, Kan. where she graduated from Great Bend High School. She attended Cottey College ...

Elaine Davis

After a long and courageous battle with cancer, Elaine Davis went home to be with the Lord on Sept. 10, 2009. She was born in New York City, N.Y. She is survived by four children, Teresa Henderson of McCall Creek, ...

Armand Joseph Perrault Jr.

Armand Joseph Perrault Jr. died Sept. 16, 2009 in Payson. A former resident of the greater Phoenix area, Southern California and Minnesota, Mr. Perrault and his wife of 51 years, Georgiana, retired in Payson, living in the Chaparral Pines neighborhood ...

Anton L. “Wayne” Ruttum

Anton L. “Wayne” Ruttum died Sept. 16, 2009 after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 80 years old and lived in Portland, Ore. Mr. Ruttum was born March 21, 1929 in Hendricks, Minn., and was raised in Astoria, ...

James “Jim” Casey

James “Jim” Casey 78, of Payson, went home to be with the Lord Sept. 22, 2009. He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Charlotte; and their three children, daughter, Dee (Trent) and sons, Jim and John; four ...