Obituaries for June 2010

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Ruth Siegrist

Ruth Siegrist passed away peacefully at age 89 on May 17, 2010. She will be greatly missed by her four daughters, Ruth Anne, Barbara, Beverly and Melanie and their spouses, her 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and her one great-great-granddaughter, Madison. ...

Donald Dwight Garvin

Donald Dwight Garvin, 79, born Sept. 13, 1930 to George and Bertha Garvin of South Dakota, passed away on May 14, 2010 surrounded by his three children, Danell Ann Loy of Payson, Donna Louise Cox of Gilbert, and Donald John ...

Ralph D. Moore

Ralph D. Moore, age 64, passed away at his home on the afternoon of May 31, 2010. To his wife and friends he was known as “Lucky.” He always said we were fortunate, and he was Lucky. Lucky was a ...

Nellie May Andrade

Nellie May Andrade, 87, of Payson, passed away June 2, 2010. She was the second child out of nine children born to Jesse Fisher and Mary Barnett Fisher. Both parents preceded her in death. Mrs. Andrade was a graduate of ...

Helen R. Hardt

Helen R. Hardt, age 91, passed away May 28, 2010 in Payson. She was born April 13, 1919. Mrs. Hardt was a teacher for 28 years, starting her career in her birthplace of Mayer, Ariz. She taught many years at ...

Ron Sorensen

Ron Sorensen was born Feb. 19, 1920 in Council Bluffs, Iowa and passed away May 25, 2010 in Payson. He moved to California with his mother, father, brother and sister at an early age. He attended school in Alhambra and ...

Catherine M. Gunther

Catherine M. (Wolverton) Gunther, 84, was born Dec. 24, 1925 in a home in Phillipsburg, N.J. to Edward and Martha Wolverton. She passed away June 5, 2010. She resided in the state of Arizona for 20 years and lived in ...

Margaret “Peggy” B. Kittredge

Beloved mother, grandma, aunt, sister, friend, Margaret “Peggy” B. Kittredge, born Jan. 31, 1924 in Hayward, Wis., died June 5, 2010 in Payson. After earning her nursing degree in Ashland, Wis., Mrs. Kittredge moved to Flagstaff with her husband and ...

Clayton T. Foell

Clayton T. Foell started a new journey on June 13, 2010 at 5 a.m.; as was his habit, he was gone at dawn, with the birds caroling his departure and arrival in heaven. He passed away at home surrounded by ...

Renate F. Welchman

Renate F. Welchman was born Sept. 25, 1948 in Wiesbaden, Germany to Richard Franke and Margaret Franke. She died June 5, 2010 in Payson. Mrs. Welchman married John Welchman in 1973 in Davenport, Iowa. She is survived by her husband; ...

Bill Kost

Bill Kost, 82, has died. He was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Mr. Kost is survived by his wife, Jinny; daughters, Lynn Kost Virant (Greg) and Susanna Kost; three brothers-in-law and their wives, a niece and nephews. He was a ...

Barbara Laraine Parks

Barbara Laraine Parks was born Oct. 3, 1941 and raised in Globe, Ariz. She lived in Payson for the last 16 years. Mrs. Parks died June 16, 2010. She was a homemaker, loved the Diamondbacks baseball team, working puzzles, reading, ...

Timothy Sherlock

Timothy Sherlock was born at Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix on July 3, 1966. He passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospital on June 16, 2010. Mr. Sherlock was a graduate of Camelback High School and enjoyed his career as ...

William “Bill” Jr. York

William “Bill” York Jr., 80, passed way June 12, 2010 at his home in Payson. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Dolores; his stepdaughter, Kristie Savage; and son, Donald York. He is survived by daughter, Tracie Blackwell ...

Lucile Alta Young

Lucile Alta (Hamilton) Young went home to her Heavenly Father on June 10, 2010. She was born Jan. 16, 1921 in Minnesota to Charles and Clara (Roeglin) Hamilton. On Aug. 24, 1945, she married Bill G. Young in Plymouth, Mich. ...

Harry Zimmer

Harry Zimmer, 82, of Payson, passed away May 26, 2010. Mr. Zimmer was a retired hospital corpsman with 30 years of service with the U.S. Navy and United States Marine Corps. He served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. ...

John Patrick Daly

John Patrick Daly, 63, passed away June 10, 2010 in Mesa. He was born Jan. 10, 1947 in Astoria, N.Y. He was married to Charlotte (O’Neil) Daly, who lives in Star Valley. His wife, Charlotte; daughters, Cathy and Debbie; sons, ...

Cleo C. Pitzer

Cleo C. Pitzer was born Aug. 1, 1925 in Fulton County, Ind. She died June 12, 2010 in Payson. She lived in Elkhardt, Ind.; Chicago, Ill.; Tempe, Paulden, Star Valley and Payson. She was married to Goebel “Ed” Pitzer for ...

Rhoda LoSapio Tate

Rhoda LoSapio Tate passed away June 18, 2010 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix, after a brief illness. Mrs. Tate was born Aug. 11, 1931 in Lakewood, N.J. She moved to Morristown, N.J. when she was 15 and graduated from ...

Roxann Ryan

Roxann Ryan was born July 17, 1963 in Cottonwood, Ariz. She went to be with the Lord on June 20, 2010 in Phoenix. She is survived by her husband, Ben Ryan; sons, Waylon and Josh Quotskuyva; mother, Flora Engle; brother, ...

Esther M. Waterson

Esther M. Waterson, 88, formerly of Payson, passed away under hospice care June 16, 2010 in Queen Creek. Born in Rutland, Vt., she worked for New York State University. In 1976, she moved to Arizona, continuing her career with Arizona ...

Connie Jeanne Buckner

Connie Jeanne Buckner passed away June 26, 2010 in Phoenix, surrounded by her loving family. Born Connie Jeanne Wellington on June 29, 1935 in Watertown, S.D., she resided the past 24 years in Payson, with her beloved husband of 55 ...

William Eugene Byrum

William Eugene Byrum, 76, died June 25, 2010, at the home of his daughter, Shirley Harshberger, in Glendale, Ariz., after a 2-1/2 year battle with cancer. He was born Oct. 11, 1933 in Larned, Pawnee County, Kan., the son of ...

Dr. Joseph J. Sobotka

Dr. Joseph J. Sobotka, who was born Dec. 29, 1932, in Inman, Neb., died June 24, 2010, in his Payson home. He was 77. The son of the late Ludwella (Burbal) and Joseph Sobotka Sr., Dr. Sobotka attended schools in ...

Edna Bernice Shaw

Edna Bernice Shaw, born Aug. 20, 1943 became an angel June 24, 2010. She was the beloved daughter of Willie and Jewell Arter. She is survived by her husband, Dave Shaw; sister, Lillie Beckett; and brothers, Willie Arter, Eddie Arter ...

Elizabeth Tucci

Elizabeth Tucci, 85, passed away June 23, 2010 in Payson. She was born July 22, 1924 in Wilcox, Pa. to Clarence E. Johnson Sr. and Olga E. Nord. Mrs. Tucci was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, ...