Obituaries for December 2010

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Dr. Glenn Lamar Brown

Dr. Glenn Lamar Brown, a physicist who worked for American defense for 42 years, died of cancer at home in Strawberry, Nov. 28, 2010. He was 87. Dr. Brown was born Oct. 14, 1923 in Miami, Ariz. and was awarded ...

Barrett M. Chlupsa

Barrett M. Chlupsa, of Payson, died Nov. 24, 2010 in Mesa. He was born Dec. 10, 1938 in Aroma Park, Ill. to Albert Joseph and Ruth (Hayes) Chlupsa. Mr. Chlupsa attended Glendale High School, Glendale, Ariz., Massachusetts Institute of Technology ...

Donna L. Garrels

Donna L. Garrels, formerly of Payson, died Dec. 2, 2010 in Scottsdale. She was born Sept. 7, 1922 in Nebraska to John and Hildred Lawson, who brought her to Arizona when she was just 2 years old. Mrs. Garrels opened ...

Michael D. Barta

Michael D. “Sporty” Barta died Nov. 27, 2010 in San Marco, Texas. He was born May 13, 1956 in Cresco, Iowa to Donald Victor and Nancy Adrienne Barta. Raised in Arizona, Mr. Barta spent 15 years in Payson, where he ...

Barry Wayne Gower

Barry Wayne Gower died Dec. 2, 2010 in Payson. He was born Aug. 28, 1946 in Palmerton, Pa. on a farm on his mother’s birthday. His parents were Allen E. and Anna V. Gower. He served 11 years in the ...

Anna P. Sutton

Anna P. Sutton of Payson, died Nov. 9, 2010 in Mesa. She was born Oct. 1, 1919 in Califon, N.J. She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett, who was born Dec. 20, 1919 and died Aug. 5, 2010. ...

William Jr. Brown LeGrande

William Brown LeGrande Jr., 82, passed away Dec. 7, 2010 in the Payson Care Center. The love and care he received there was greatly appreciated. William (Bill) was born July 11 1928 in Jacksonville, Fla. and grew up in North ...

Janice Elizabeth Hutcheson

Janice Elizabeth Hutcheson of Pine died Dec. 8, 2010 in Pine. She was born March 14, 1951 in Uniontown, Pa. to Robert and Florence Hutcheson. Ms. Hutcheson attended North Phoenix High School and the National Education Center. Over the years ...

James E. Baker

James E. Baker, 68, a resident of Payson, passed away Nov. 29, 2010 after a long illness. Mr. Baker was an engineering graduate from Northern Arizona University and served as an officer in the United States Army. He worked as ...

Nita Diann Sanders

Nita Diann Sanders, of Mesa, died Dec. 11, 2010 in Mesa. She was born July 13, 1928 in Tacoma, Wash. to Douglas Roy Price and Edith Price. She attended Tacoma High School and worked as a post-partum care provider and ...

Jean Elizabeth Jennings

A bit of an angel. Jean Elizabeth Jennings, 91, died peacefully Dec. 15, 2010 in Payson, of heart failure. She was born Oct. 28, 1919 in Hayward, Wis. to Ruben and Inez Peterson. She grew up walking across the bridge ...

Dalton Joe Randall

Dalton Joe Randall passed away Dec. 17, 2010 in Payson. He was born May 4, 1991 in Mesa. He spent most of his life in the Payson/ Pine area. He attended and finished his schooling in Payson. Mr. Randall loved ...

Agnes Blair Bowers

“Agnes was a lady,” was the tribute made by her husband, Judson, when he was told Agnes Blair Roach Bowers passed away Monday, Dec. 20 in Payson. Mrs. Bowers was born April 25, 1917 in Windber, Pa. to Wilbur Charles ...

Darla Sue Creighton

Darla Sue Creighton, 46, of Payson, passed away Dec. 16, 2010. She was born Feb. 20, 1964. She is survived by son, William H. Creighton Jr. of Payson; and granddaughter, Jazmine Creighton of Tucson. Darla was a loving sister to ...

Milton E. Frantz

Milton E. Frantz died Dec. 19, 2010, just a few days shy of his 86th birthday. Milton Elmer Theodore Frantz was born in the middle of a snowstorm on Jan. 4, 1925 on the family farm near Orienta, Okla. He ...

Pierre Jr. Henry Haumont

Pierre Henry Haumont Jr. was the firstborn son of French immigrants Pierre H. Haumont Sr. and Martha Madeline Virey both of Paris, France. He was born Nov. 20, 1919 at a ranch between what is now known as Honda and ...

Richard “Dick” Eugene Kindig

Richard “Dick” Eugene Kindig of Strawberry, left his earthly body Dec. 25, 2010, at the age of 84. Mr. Kindig was born Aug. 15, 1926, in Rochester, Ind. on his grandfather’s farm by the Tippiecanoe River, to Rebecca Ellen Davidson ...

Logan Owen Gonzales-Orms

Logan Owen Gonzales-Orms was born Nov. 8, 2010 in Payson, to Nicole Gonzales and Chris Orms. He went to heaven Dec. 11, 2010 in Phoenix. Services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 30 at Messinger Payson Funeral Home. ...

Lila Spaulding

Lila Spaulding, was born May 10, 1921 and died Dec. 26, 2010 at Payson Care Center. She is survived by husband, Kenneth of Payson; sons, Roger (Sue) Ericksmoen of Payson and David (Janet) Ericksmoen of St. Paul, Minn.; grandchildren, Carrie, ...

Eugene Arden Smedstad

Eugene Arden Smedstad, 76, passed away at his home in Payson, Ariz. Dec. 22, 2010. His life was spent surrounded by family and friends; he was a loving father and grandfather. Mr. Smedstad is survived by his daughters Melodi Williams, ...

Lewis Goodwin

Lewis Goodwin died Dec. 20, 2010 after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by Richard and Priscilla Goodwin, Roy and Rosalie Goodwin, Lee Jay and Shelly Goodwin, McDaniel Murrieta and Martha Goodwin; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two ...

Richard Theodore (Poppy) Wion

On Dec. 26, 2010 Richard Theodore (Poppy) Wion lost his short battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 69 at home with his family by his side. Born Sept. 21, 1941 in Project City, Calif. to Robert and Lois ...