Obituaries for April 2010

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Carol Braun

Carol Braun passed away at home — with her friends, Karla and Christine; daughter, Rachelle; and partner, Bryan around her — on March 25, 2010. She was born Dec. 23, 1952, in Kingman, Ariz. She loved life, fishing, gardening, music, ...

Eva A. Gonzalez

Eva A. Greenfield Gonzalez died March 31, 2010. She was born Dec. 31, 1932 in Wichita, Kansas, married and had two children. She was a nurse’s aide for 24 years in Plattsburgh, N.Y. She moved to Payson, Ariz. in 1998. ...

David Edward Crane

David Edward Crane, born May 26, 1955 in Fort Eustis, Va. to George Edward Crane and Virginia Cummings Crane, died March 27, 2010 in Payson, Ariz. He was the beloved husband of Kathleen Moore Crane, whom he married Feb. 11, ...

Joanne Samuels

Joanne Samuels, 79, passed away March 15, 2010 in Star Valley. She was born Dec. 7, 1930 in Los Angeles, Calif. to Marvin Crewson and Helen Korner Crewson. She is survived by her husband, Darrell Samuels of Star Valley; grandson, ...

Fred B. Worley

Fred B. Worley passed away March 27, 2010 at the home of his stepson, Eric Jarvey, in Tucson, Ariz. His battle with cancer ended and he has gone to a better place. His spirit lives on with his wife, Helene ...

Rosemarie Hall

Rosemarie Hall, of Star Valley, passed away peacefully on the evening of April 2, 2010 at the Mayo Hospital in Phoenix, after suffering a massive brain bleed on the morning of Wednesday, March 31 at home. She was born Dec. ...

Alvin Hamilton

Alvin Hamilton of Payson, passed away April 3, 2010, after losing his fight with cancer. He was born Jan. 27, 1926 in Rushville, Neb. he was raised in the sand hills of Nebraska, and worked on ranches until joining the ...

Rodney Cordon Price

Rodney Cordon Price, 79, passed away April 3, 2010. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Marilyn Price; six children, Shelly Gerhart, Cordon Price, Richard Price, Terri Brinegar, Robert Price and LaRae Price; 19 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. ...

Frank Dugger “Dug” Sheppard

Frank Dugger “Dug” Sheppard, 85 of Globe and Payson, passed away April 1, 2010 after a valiant fight with cancer. He was raised and educated in Globe. He retired from Magma Copper in 1986, and before that, worked for Miami ...

Patricia Ann Watson

Heaven’s rejoicing — Heaven just added a new angel to the choir. Patricia Ann Watson of Tonto Village passed away Sunday, April 4, 2010. She was born to Rober Earl and Noel Rutheford. Survivors include her husband, Richard Allen Watson; ...

Alvin Hamilton

Alvin Hamilton, of Payson, passed away April 3, after losing his fight to cancer. He was born Jan. 27, 1926 in Rushville, Neb. Raised in the Sandhills of Nebraska, he worked on ranches until joining the U.S. Navy in 1944. ...

Patricia Ann Watson

Heaven’s rejoicing — Heaven just added a new angel to the choir. Patricia Ann Watson of Tonto Village passed away Sunday, April 4, 2010. She was born to Rober Earl and Noel Rutheford. Survivors include her husband, Richard Allen Watson; ...

Ronald O. Bartlett

Ronald O. Bartlett passed away April 3, 2010. He was born May 6, 1940 in Boston, Mass. After graduating in 1958 from Wellesley High School, Wellesley, Mass., he enlisted in the United States Army. He successfully completed a course in ...

Richard (Dick) Kaiser

Richard (Dick) Kaiser of Payson, died peacefully on April 2, 2010 after a short bout with cancer. He was born Jan. 11, 1943 in Seattle, Wash., where he spent most of his life before moving to Payson in 1998. In ...

Edith Eleanor Cooper

Edith Eleanor Cooper passed away April 9, 2010. She was born in Wisconsin in 1928 and raised in the north woods country of that state where her family ran a lodge and in Racine, where she graduated from Park High ...

David “Kenny” Davis

David “Kenny” Davis, 47, of Payson, passed away April 13, 2010. He was born June 25, 1962 in Payson. Mr. Davis is survived by his father, Wally Davis Sr.; his wife, Sophie Davis; two daughters, Michelle Dean and Shawna Davis; ...

William Harvey Johnston

William Harvey Johnston, 97, of Payson, passed away April 7, 2010. Born Aug. 3, 1912 in Waynesboro, Pa., Mr. Johnston was a World War II Army veteran and had also worked for the Pennsylvania State Police. He was a member ...

Viola I. Robertson

Viola I. Robertson passed away April 11, 2010. She was born July 4, 1923 in Oklahoma. She moved to Arizona at the age of 5 and was a 40-year resident of Bonita Creek. Mrs. Robertson was an active member of ...

Jesse Edward Fahnestock

Jesse Edward Fahnestock, passed away March 14, 2010 in Payson, Ariz. He was born in Roseby Rock, W.V June 20, 1922 and married June Delila (Green) Fahnestock June, 12, 1959; they were married for 48 years. Mr. Fahnestock was preceded ...

FrankJr. Johnson

Frank Johnson Jr. of Tonto Basin, formerly of Lamplighter RV Park in Star Valley, passed away April 10, 2010 at Scottsdale Osborn Hospital, after a vehicle accident. He was born June 7, 1926 in Lankershim, Calif. He was a longtime ...

James “Jim” Peter Milano

James “Jim” Peter Milano died April 13, 2010 encircled by his loving family. He was born Oct. 8, 1928 in Flint, Mich. A star pitcher for the Bulldogs of Ferris Institute in Big Rapids, Mich., he obtained a bachelor’s of ...

Byron Beckham

Byron Beckham has died. After 33 years of service with the Bureau of Reclamation, Mr. Beckham chose to retire in Payson. He and his wife of 43 years, Linda, made Payson their home for 18 years. He enjoyed golfing, fishing ...

Jesse Edward Fahnestock

Jesse Edward Fahnestock, passed away March 14, 2010 in Payson. He was born June, 12, 1959 in Roseby Rock, W.Va., and married June Delila (Green) Fahnestock; they were married for 48 years. Mr. Fahnestock was preceded in death by his ...

John Baran

Born in Beaver Meadow, Pa. Sept. 11, 1915, John Baran, lovingly known as “Pop” to many, died on April 14, 2010 at Hospice Compassus in Payson. For 59 years, Pop live in Bridgeton, N.J. where he was a machinist, welder ...

Tom Halstead

Tom Halstead, 86, of Jake’s Corner, and formerly of Show Low, died March 1, 2010 from natural causes. He was born Nov. 24, 1923 in Logan, W.Va. to Lanny and Nina Halstead. He came to Arizona as an infant and ...

James “Jim” Lacy

James “Jim” Lacy was born Nov. 17, 1943. He died March 31, 2010. Mr. Lacy leaves behind his wife, Dee; a son and daughter of Tempe; and a sister in Colorado. There were no services held following cremation.

Billy Wayne Jones

Billy Wayne Jones, 59, passed away April 21, 2010 at his home in Strawberry. He was born April 30, 1950 in Richmond, Calif. to Lester and Lelan Jones. Mr. Jones is survived by three children, Deanne K. Gallegos, Jenny L. ...

Richard Karl Nisius

Richard Karl Nisius, 70, passed away April 19, 2010 in Tonto Basin. He was born July 31, 1939 in New Lebanon, Ohio to Elmo Michael Nisius and Marie Jenafee (Piatt) Nisius. He was preceded in death by his parents and ...

Angelina “Angie” Shields

Angelina “Angie” Shields, 63, passed away April 11, 2010 in ICU at Maricopa County Medical Center in Phoenix. She was born Aug. 25, 1946 in Williams to Marvin and Clara Shields. Ms. Shields is survived by her daughter, Regina Messner; ...

Audrey Treat

Audrey Treat passed away April 7, 2010. She was born March 6, 1931 in McKewen, Kan. to Jesse Frank Fancher and Una Fae (Donaldson) Fancher. She was the third child out of four siblings. Audrey was raised on a farm ...

Rose Ida Achilli

Rose Ida Achilli, a longtime resident of Payson, died April 16, 2010 in Petaluma, Calif. She was born Dec. 10, 1910 in Rosati, Mo., the daughter of Peter and Clementina DeLuca, who had come to the U.S. from Italy in ...

Billy Wayne Jones

Billy Wayne Jones, 59, passed away April 21, 2010 at his home in Strawberry. He was born April 30, 1950 in Richmond, Calif., to Lester and Lelah Jones. He and his parents moved to Strawberry in June 1967, where they ...

Bruce Wicks

Bruce Wicks, 60, of Strawberry, passed away April 17, 2010 in his home. He was born April 18, 1949 in Seattle, Wash. to Bert and Elizabeth Wicks. He was raised in Grand Haven, Mich. and became involved in the drive-in ...

Laurin A. “Monty” Mueller

Laurin A. “Monty” Mueller died April 24, 2010 at his home. He was born Oct. 26, 1919 to John N. and Stella Mueller on the family homestead in Laurin, Mont. After attending Gonzaga University for a year, he was a ...

Wayne Berry

Wayne Berry, 94, of Payson, passed away April 23, 2010. He was a former resident of Mesa and Wickenburg, and Ely, Minn., Bloomington, Minn. and other Midwest communities. Survivors include his wife, Greta; daughter-in-law, Sharon Berry; daughter, Judy Berry; son, ...

Daniel B. Fulp

Daniel B. Fulp was born May 12, 1929 in Idaho. He died April 23, 2010. After a career in the U. S. Air Force, he lived most of his adult life in Arizona with his wife and family. He retired ...

John Oliver White

John Oliver White, retired financial vice president of The Tanner Companies and former director, Registrar of Contractors, State of Arizona, died April 26, 2010 at age 87, with his wife by his side at home in Phoenix. Mr. White was ...