Obituaries for August 2011

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Jack Jasper

Jack Jasper was born in Long Beach, Calif. in 1926 and grew up in Wilmington, Calif. He died June 12, 2011. Early in his life he attained the honorable distinction of becoming an Eagle Scout. He graduated from Banning High ...

Kelly Robert Schneider

Kelly Robert Schneider was born Oct. 14, 1967 in Duluth, Minn. to Robert Gerald Schneider and Lois Monica Schneider. He died July 25, 2011 in Scottsdale, Ariz. following an ATV accident in Payson, Ariz. A resident of Ellison Creek Estates, ...

Jerry Mahaffey

Jerry Mahaffey passed away July 31, 2011. Mr. Mahaffey was born on June 15, 1933 in Fleming, Colo. He was a retired grocery store manager. He and his wife are members of Strawberry Chapel. He graduated from high school in ...

Gladys Marie Southard

Beloved Gladys Marie Southard entered eternal life on July 29, 2011. She was born Feb. 10, 1912 in Sharpels, W.Va. She was a successful businesswoman, an entrepreneur in every sense of the word. Mrs. Southard loved animals, rock hunting, and ...

Barbara Anne Battin

Barbara Anne Waite Battin, 82, passed away July 17 in Payson, Ariz. She was born June 28, 1929 in Los Angeles, Calif. and adopted by Lyle Leroy Waite and Leona Weaver Waite. She married La Verne Stoddard Battin on May ...

Jon C. Wilson

Jon C. Wilson passed away July 27, 2011 in Payson, Ariz. He was born Nov. 5, 1950 in Corvallis, Ore. He was raised most of his life in Lacey, Wash. He moved to Payson in December of 2009 to live ...

Vera Juanita LaForge

Vera Juanita LaForge, 72, died Aug. 1, 2011 in Payson. She was born Nov. 5, 1938 in Mesa, Ariz. She grew up in Sunflower and Tonto Basin and spent most of her life in Payson. She enjoyed hunting, fishing and ...

Doris S James

Doris S. James, 84, a longtime participant in Gila County Republican politics, died July 31, 2011 in Globe, Ariz. She was born Nov. 8, 1926 to Ralph Shearer and Florence Cosgrove in Binghamton, N.Y. Mrs. James was a member of ...

Leonard Edwin Mennen

Leonard Edwin Mennen, a World War II veteran, left this life peacefully on July 24, 2011 at the age of 97. He was a beloved member of the Mennen family. Besides serving in World War II as a radio mechanic, ...

Iona Eleanor Stiffler

Iona Eleanor Stiffler went to be with the Lord on July 16, 2011 in Mesa. She was a member of Grace Church in Mesa at the time of her death. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. ...

Darrin Glen Hopely

Darrin Glen Hopely passed away Aug. 11, 2011 at his home in Ellison Creek Estates near Payson. He was born July 15, 1965 in Philadelphia, Pa. to Dale and Aileen Hopely. The family moved to Arizona in 1966; they lived ...

Annette Cornelia Simon

Annette Cornelia Simon, born March 19, 1939 in Fargo, N.D., passed away Aug. 10, 2011 in Tonto Basin. She volunteered in several capacities, but was known for her volunteer work with the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Gila County. ...

Brett Allen Baldonado

Brett Allen Baldonado, born March 30, 1984 in Payson, Ariz. died Aug. 2, 2011. He attended Julia Randall, Rim Country Middle School and Payson High School. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, swimming, hiking, hunting and spending time with friends and ...

Mary Jo Dieryck

Mary Jo Dieryck, 72, was born Sept. 8, 1938 to Russell Schumann and Marian Heaslip Schumann Furtman in Duluth, Minn. She died July 30, 2011 in Payson. She married Robert Louis Dieryck on Sept.6, 1958 in Duluth, Minn. and they ...

John Robert Myers

John Robert Myers, born Oct. 1, 1973 in Chandler, Ariz., passed away July 26, 2011 from a heart attack at home in Payson, Ariz. He graduated from Queen Creek High School and J.O. Combs Elementary in Queen Creek, Ariz., and ...

Elsa Packard

Elsa Packard, 96, passed away Aug. 24, 2011 in Payson, Ariz. She was born Dec. 16, 1914 in Ohio to Samuel and Veronica Bloch. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Chuck Packard; parents, Samuel and Veronica Bloch; ...

Vera Fredaline Slaughter

Vera Fredaline “Freddie” Slaughter, age 80, a resident of Bisbee, Ariz., formerly of Payson, Ariz., entered into Jesus’ embrace Aug. 19, 2011 at home, surrounded by family and friends. She was born Oct. 24, 1930 in El Reno, Okla. to ...