Obituaries for November 2010

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Audrie Grady Harrison

On a beautiful warm Friday on July 9, 1926 at 8:48 a.m., Audrie Grady Harrison came into this world as the first-born child of H. Grady Harrison and Nelly Evelyn Blade Harrison. Mr. Harrison was born and raised in Payson. ...

Marjorie Anderson Matus

Marjorie Anderson Matus was born Dec. 15, 1915 in Connersville, Ind. Her family moved to Golden, Colo. when she was a young girl. She graduated from Golden High School in 1934. The next day she married John L. Matus also ...

James Robert Scott

James Robert Scott, known as Jay most of his life, passed away Oct. 1, 2010 at his home in Payson. He was born Jan. 5, 1930 in Marble Rock, Iowa. His father died when he was just 9, leaving his ...

James Edwin Sumpter

James Edwin Sumpter passed away Oct. 21, 2010 in his home at Bonita Creek. He was born July 16, 1924 in Calvin, Okla. and moved to Phoenix in 1937. In 1943, he joined the U.S. Army and served for three ...

Gertrude Cusimand

Gertrude “Gertie” Cusimand, formerly of Payson, died Oct. 19, 2010 in Texas. She was born in Berlin, Germany and came to the U.S. in 1978, making her home in the Tucson area, where she and her husband realized a longtime ...

Dallas Howard Hall

Dallas Howard Hall, a Payson native and the last surviving member of the pioneer Hall family, died Oct. 29, 2010. He was born Dec. 11, 1951. Mr. Hall “cowboyed” a lot and “rodeoed” some, said his friends. A graveside service ...

Darlene Weslowski

Darlene Wetherington-Weslowski, 61, of Payson, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Oct. 11, 2010, after losing her battle with lung cancer. She was born Nov. 6, 1948 to Patricia and Earl Wetherington in San Diego, Calif. She was ...

Ottalee Bushno

Ottalee Bushno was born Nov. 5 1912 and died Nov. 5 2010. She was married to Lloyd Holman, who died in 1990. Then she was lucky enough to find another man in Jack Bushno. He also went to be with ...

Mary Howard

Mary “Bette” Howard of Payson was born June 10, 1940 in Rock Springs, Wyo. to Alfred Garetto and Jeffie King and died Nov. 1, 2010 in Mesa. She worked as a Realtor with Prudential Arizona Properties. Her parents and husband, ...

David LeRoy Davidson

David LeRoy Davidson, 67, of Young, a union electrician, Arizona guide and avid outdoorsman, died Nov. 8, 2010. He was born in Cope, Colo. Survivors include daughters Paula Slone of San Tan Valley and Shelley Coriell of Tempe; son, David ...

Sharon Sveback

Sharon “Sheri” Sveback, born June 22, 1943 in Bay City, Mich., died Nov. 5, 2010 in Mesa. The Payson resident attended Holly High School in Holly, Mich. and Mesa High School in Mesa. She was an assistant manager at Aetna ...

Arlee Dennis

Arizona resident Arlee Dennis, 76, died Nov. 1, 2010 at her home in Glendale, Ariz. A Celebration of Life will be held for her at a later date. Mrs. Dennis was born March 6, 1934 in Glendale, Calif. to Arnold ...

Helene Merritt Hart

Helene Merritt Hart, 87, of Strawberry, passed away Nov. 11, 2010. She was born May 11, 1923, in Uniontown, Ohio. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Gerald Hart; children, Gary (Pam) Lamb-Hart of Mt. Gilead, Ohio, Janice ...

Ruth Lacy

Ruth (Ida Ruth Geren) Lacy was born in l922 to Julia and H.M. Geren. She grew up in El Dorado, Ark. and after high school attended Kalamazoo College in Michigan. In 1941 she finished nurse’s training at Johns Hopkins University ...

Marion Joy Nun

Marion Joy Nun was born Oct. 28, 1935 in Geneva, Neb. to Reba Jewett Franz and Henry Anton Franz. She was married to Richard John Nun on May 26, 1957 in Geneva, Neb. While in Lincoln, the couple worked their ...

Bill Ayers

On Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, Officer Bill Ayers answered the final roll call. Ayers, a longtime resident of Arizona and Gila County, worked a range of professions, but always returned to the one he really loved, peace officer. He also ...

George Edward Helm

George Edward Helm, 84, of Rimrock, Ariz., died Nov. 11, 2010 in Cottonwood Hospital. He was born May 8, 1926 in Mayer, Ariz. to Floy May Foster and George Heney Helm. Later, Mr. Helm lived and grew up, along with ...

Ronald Ray Randall

Ronald Ray “Rony” Randall of Payson passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010 in Mesa at the age of 77. Mr. Randall was born Dec. 12, 1932 in Pine to Melvin and Eva Grant Randall. He married his childhood sweetheart, ...

Keith Ewing

Keith Ewing, 83, passed away peacefully Nov. 16, 2010, surrounded by his loved ones. Mr. Ewing lived a full life of accomplishment and adventure. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was most at peace when he was outdoors, ...

Marilyn Andruski

Marilyn Andruski, 73, was born to John and Mary Guettsche and raised in Hutchinson, Kan. Having survived the Depression, she went on to raise two daughters, often as a single mother. A hard and caring worker, she managed the personnel ...

Norma Jean Meehan

Norma Jean (Jeanne) Meehan, a beloved mother, passed away at the age of 77 in Payson. Everyone who loved Jeanne loved both her and her cooking. She is survived by two sisters, one brother, two sons, three grandchildren and two ...

Janie Brader

Janie Brader, 85, died Nov. 18, 2010 in Ajo, Ariz. Janie Evelyn Strother Brader was born Jan. 10, 1925 in Cottontown, Tenn. to John Henry Strother and Elizabeth Ardelia Dorr Strother, the 13th of 14 children. She graduated from Gallatin ...

Cheri Sue Perna

Cheri Sue Perna, 72, died Oct. 31, 2010 in Payson. She was born July 14, 1938 in Phoenix to Orval and Beverly Dryer. Mrs. Perna is survived by her daughter, Niki Perna of New York, N.Y.; brother, John O. Dryer ...

Oscar “Butch” M. Pigg

Oscar “Butch” M. Pigg, 65, passed away quietly on Nov. 19, 2010 at his home in Star Valley. He had lived in Star Valley for more than 45 years. He was a butcher by trade, also a bartender and worked ...

June Elaine Sadler

June Elaine Sadler, 72, of Payson, died Nov. 20, 2010 in Phoenix. She was born June 28, 1938 in Monroe, Mich. to John and Anna Alder. Mrs. Sadler was preceded in death by her parents and husband, James Sadler. Survivors ...

Carl F. Allen

Carl F. Allen of Mesa, formerly of Willcox and Payson, died Nov. 18, 2010 in Mesa at the age of 79. Mr. Allen was preceded in death by his wife, Dona; sister, Betty Allen; and stepdaughter, Cheryl House. He is ...