Obituaries for March 2010

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Nancy T. Clark

On Jan. 15, 2010, Nancy T. Clark passed away at Torrance Memorial Hospital in Torrance, Calif., surrounded by her daughter Cynthia Watson, son-in-law Michael, and her loving grandchildren. Mrs. Clark was born in Morgantown, W.Va. and attended high school and ...

Edna Frances Barcom

Edna Frances Barcom, 90, died Feb. 21, 2010 in Payson. She was born Jan. 6, 1920 in Parma, Mo. to Martin Miley and Sarah Lane Miley. She married Louis Barcom on Sept. 24, 1939 in Osceola, Ark. He preceded her ...

Damian Wiseman

Damian Wiseman, 40, of Payson, died Feb. 23, 2010. He was born March 9, 1969 in Oakland, Calif. Mr. Wiseman is survived by his mother, Donna Wiseman of Payson; daughter, Savannah Wiseman of Payson; and a grandmother, Ruth Pannell of ...

Yvonne Boynton

Yvonne Boynton, born Aug. 4, 1919 in Berkeley, Calif., died March 2, 2010 in Payson. She was 90 years old. Mrs. Boynton graduated from the University of California Berkeley in 1942 where she met her husband of 43 years, Claude. ...

John W. Ragan

John W. Ragan, born May 27, 1946, died Feb. 26, 2010. His parents, John and Eleanor Ragan preceded him in death. He is survived by his longtime companion, Sharon; sister, Joyce; nephews, Tye and Charlie; and nieces, Jessica and Jennifer. ...

John H. Robinson

John H. Robinson, 73, of Tonto Basin, has died. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; children, Eilleen, Mike, Wayne and Cheryl; step-children, Joe and Lisa; and his brother, Frank. He worked, hunted and fished Arizona for many years.

Douglas William Simpson

Douglas William Simpson, 65, of Payson, died March 1, 2010. He was the son of Byard Simpson and Katherine Baufle Simpson, both deceased. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Simpson of Payson; daughters, Cheryl (Jack) Slatalla and Donna (Mark) ...

Fred Clarence Ehrig Sr

Fred Clarence Ehrig Sr., 85, of Payson, died March 3, 2010 in Payson. He was born Feb. 19, 1925 in Stockton, Calif. to Carl and Helen Ehrig. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and married Dorothy ...

Howard P. Johnson

Howard P. Johnson left this world on March 2, 2010. He was born Oct. 13, 1918 in Basin, Wyo. He grew up in Webster City, Iowa. He joined the Navy in World War II and after his service, continued to ...

Rae Gene Hamric

Rae Gene Hamric, 64, passed away March 2, 2010 in Payson. She was born March 22, 1945 to Robert Porter and Betty Mae Needles in Spokane, Wash. She is survived by her husband, Ronald Hamric of Pine; daughter, Lisa Marie ...

Elwood Miller Sr.

Elwood Miller Sr. passed away March 4, 2010 in Globe. He was born March 19, 1913 in Strawberry. He was superintendent for schools for Globe from 1967 to 1976. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice. He is ...

Joseph Skolsky

Joseph Skolsky, 80 of Payson, died March 5, 2010. He was predeceased by his wife of 35 years, Louise. He is survived by his sons, Frank and James of New Jersey and Robert of Florida; six grandchildren; and two special ...

Bob Arvidson

Bob Arvidson, born Sept. 17, 1938 to Ed and Lucille Arvidson, died March 7, 2010 in Phoenix. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1956 to 1960 and retired from Rockwell International in 1993. He married Janice Arvidson on ...

Linda M. Leavy

Linda M. Leavy, died March 7, 2010 at age 55. Predeceased by her father, Thomas E. Leavy in 1994, she is survived by mother, Mary A. Leavy of Lakeville, N.Y.; brothers, Greg of Scottsdale, Tim (Amy) Leavy of Lakeville, N.Y., ...

Dorothy Dettlaff Moceri

Dorothy Dettlaff Moceri, 83, of Cave Creek, and formerly of Pine and Payson, died March 9, 2010. She was born in Detroit, Mich. and moved to Arizona 1970. Mrs. Moceri worked as an accountant and author. She is survived by ...

Paul Franklin Townsend

Paul Franklin Townsend was born May 15, 1919 in Lincoln, Neb. He died March 7, 2010. The eighth of eight brothers he ventured to Los Angeles with his father, Andrew, after graduating from Lincoln High, Neb. He enlisted and pursued ...

Audrey Joyce Shaw

Audrey Joyce Shaw of Mesa and Tonto Village, died March 10, 2010 at the age 75 after a short illness. Mrs. Shaw was born Feb. 16, 1935 in Storden Township, Minn. on the family farm. She attended Ann Township Country ...

Richard Reid Campbell

Richard Reid Campbell was born Feb. 15, 1926 and died March 10, 2010. Mr. Campbell was born in Pasadena, Calif., but spent his youth in Phoenix. He graduated from Phoenix Union High School and later earned a bachelor’s degree in ...

Velma Imel

Velma Imel, better known as Toni, age 91, died March 13, 2010 in Payson. She was born Oct. 28, 1918 in Decatur, Ill. She is predeceased by her parents, Joseph Charles Imel and Lura Belle Lane; sisters, Agnes Tait, Wilma ...

Arlene Ann Vietor

Arlene Ann Vietor, 69, died March 15, 2010 in Sun City. She was born March 21, 1940 in Flandreau, S.D. Mrs. Vietor is survived by her mother, Blaundina Bothwell; daughters, Karla Lofswold and Kristi Abbas, both of South Dakota; sons, ...

Gertrude Kuscavage

Gertrude Kuscavage, 90, a resident of Payson for 35 years, died March 19, 2010. She was born Sept. 27, 1919. She is survived by her grandsons, Joseph (Andrea) Gerstenberger and Jerry Gerstenberger; nine great-grandchildren, Stephen, Joey, Corey, Ryan, Chris, Alana, ...

George Rigby

George Rigby, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, born Nov. 30, 1924 in Norwich Conn., went to be with the Lord, March 20, 2010. His military duty in the U.S. Navy began in 1943, concluding in 1946, He served as ...

Virginia P. Conrad

Virginia P. Conrad of Payson died Tuesday March 16, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter F. Conrad. Born in 1925, she was raised near Clarksburg, W.V. She later moved to Dayton, Ohio where she worked at ...

Melvin E. Schaffer

Melvin E. Schaffer, born Feb. 14, 1937 in Berthoud, Colo. to Emma and Samuel Schaffer, died at the age of 73 March 20, 2010. He married Roberta Ann Newton March 1, 1959 — the couple had just celebrated 51 wonderful ...

Gertruda Klara Dlugajczyk

Gertruda Klara Dlugajczyk, 91, passed away in Payson on March 21, 2010. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Lowell; and her son, Jess Dlugajczyk, both of Payson; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. A graveside service was held for her ...

Butch Kelly

Butch Kelly of Tonto Basin and Tempe died March 13, 2010 at the age of 67. He was born May 30, 1943 in Muscatine, Iowa. He worked with his father at his family’s alternator shop, and met his wife, Wendy, ...

Thomas Bruce Anderson

Thomas Bruce Anderson, of Payson, passed away March 23, 2010 after a brief struggle with cancer. He was born in 1938 in Brooklyn, N.Y. He spent nearly all of his life in California, graduating from Long Beach Wilson High in ...

Carol Braun

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

Raymond E. Roberge

Raymond E. Roberge was born Dec. 20, 1923 in Goodyear, Conn. and fought his last round on March 24, 2010 in Payson, after an extended illness. As a teenager in Jewette City, Conn., Mr. Roberge used his accomplished boxing skills ...