Obituaries for January 2010

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Marlene Hartwig

On Dec. 19, 2009 Marlene Hartwig returned to her maker after a long and courageous bout with cancer. She was born April 27, 1948 in Saginaw, Mich. to Edwin and Vera Gordon. Phoenix had been her primary residence since 1974, ...

Frank Howell

Frank Howell, 80, of Payson, died Dec. 13, 2009. He was born Nov. 28, 1929 in Mesa to Frank and Blanche Howell. He attended Northern Arizona University and was a graduate of the Berkley School of Optometry. He practiced optometry ...

Linda Miller

Linda Miller, 65, died Dec. 30, 2009 in Payson. She was born Dec. 25, 1944 to Robert Miller and Daisy Irene Fullerton Griffith. She is survived by her daughter, Arlene (Dwayne) Landry; stepdaughter, Darcie (Daniel) Robinson; sons, David (Heidi) Richardson ...

Frank Rekart

Frank Rekart, 76, a Payson resident for 15 years, died Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009. He was born in 1933 in Ottoville, Ohio. He moved with his family to the San Fernando Valley suburb of Los Angeles in 1946. He graduated ...

Linda Miller

Linda Miller, 65, died Dec. 30, 2009 in Payson. She was born Dec. 25, 1944 to Richard Fullerton and Daisy Irene Griffith Fullerton. She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Robert Miller of Payson; daughter, Arlene (Dwayne) Landry; ...

Kathleen Dana Scholtz

Kathleen Dana Scholtz, 80, of Young, died Jan. 1, 2010. She was a resident of Young since 1980 and visited Young regularly since 1960. She nicknamed it “God’s Country.” Her husbands, a son, Steven Jennings Scholtz, and a daughter, Dana ...

Marlys Erickson

Marlys Erickson, former manager of the Payson Walmart from 1989-1999, died Jan. 2, 2010 in Gilbert. She was born May 15, 1941 in Williston, N.D. to Harry Gibbins and Ella Gibbins. She married Robert Erickson Nov. 1, 1959, also in ...

Annabel BeDillon

Annabel BeDillon, 93, formerly of Payson and more recently of Phoenix, died Jan. 10, 2010. She was born April 7, 1916 in Lone Elm, Kan. and grew up in southeast Kansas. She married Lee BeDillon and they began their life ...

Grant L. Doran

Grant L. Doran, born Feb. 21, 1955, died Dec. 21, 2009 in Payson. He was born in Seymour, Ind. to Edward and Edeata Doran. He attended St. Mary’s Catholic School in North Vernon, Ind. and college in Santa Fe, N.M. ...

Harmie Best

Harmie Best, a longtime resident of Payson, died Jan. 1, 2010. He was born May 28, 1924 in Ellis, S.D. He married Phyllis Fee Best on Nov. 20, 1945. He moved to Scottsdale in 1961; moving to Payson in 1983. ...

Freda Eleanore Ernst

Freda Eleanore Ernst, 89, died Jan. 3, 2010 in Payson. She was born Feb. 29, 1920 to Arvid Lars Gradin and Eleanore Carlson Gradin in Little Falls, Minn. She is survived by her husband, Rodney Ernst; sons, James Ernst and ...

Howard Ervin Griffith

Howard Ervin Griffith died Jan. 10, 2010. He was born Dec. 17, 1929 in Acme N.M. and raised in northeastern New Mexico for most of his life. He came to Phoenix in 1941 where he met and married Wanda Maxine ...

T. H. Gil

It is often said among the Marine Corps of brothers, “Once a Marine, always a Marine.” Truer words were never spoken in regards to the life of Trinidad H. Gil. World War II veteran T.H. Gil died Jan. 16, 2010 ...

Fred F. Acheson

Fred F. Acheson of Payson died Jan. 11, 2010. He was born June 10, 1923 in the Appleton, Wis. area, where he graduated from high school and enlisted in the Marines. He became a decorated soldier after serving as a ...

Dave DeMarco

Dave DeMarco died Jan. 18, 2010 at Scottsdale Shea Hospital after a weeklong bout with double pneumonia. He was born Oct 10, 1956 in South Amboy, N.J. After graduating high school in California, he joined the U.S. Air Force, serving ...

Robert Francis Boehme

Robert Francis Boehme, of Payson, died Jan. 15, 2010 in Mesa. He was born Feb. 7, 1937 in Chicago, Ill. to Robert A. Boehme and Christina (Jones) Boehme. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1956 to 1959. He attended ...

Da B. Hearne

Dan B. Hearne died Jan. 24, 2010 at his home in Payson. He was born Nov. 6, 1933 in Scottsdale, to O.B. Hearne and Martha Sullivan Hearne Sumpter. He served in the Korean War. He married Patricia Gail Hearne on ...

Helena Gibson

Helena Gibson, a longtime resident of the Payson area, died Jan. 20, 2010 at the age of 95. Mrs. Gibson was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Bert. She is survived by her two daughters, Betty Jo Gibson and ...

Donald Faris Schmit

Donald Faris Schmitt of Payson died Jan. 22, 2010. He was born Feb. 5, 1971 in Phoenix. He is survived by his wife, Marietta Corine Schmitt; daughters, Audrey Schmitt, Sarah Edwards and Amy Edwards; and a granddaughter, Mica Austin. Also ...