Obituaries for December 2011

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Eleanor Lay

Our beloved matriarch peacefully earned her angel wings on Nov. 22, 2011 at the age of 96. She was born in 1915 in Philadelphia, Pa., the daughter of Albert and Mabel Bradley. Mrs. Lay was preceded in death by her ...

William Calvin Austin

William Calvin Austin, 88, passed away Nov. 26, 2011 in Payson, Ariz. He was born Nov. 24, 1923 in Altus, Okla. to William and Dora Austin. He was the youngest of six children. Mr. Austin served in the United States ...

Christina Smith

Christina Smith passed away Nov. 26, 2011 in Payson, Ariz. She was born March 8, 1974 in Petoskey, Mich. to Mitchell Hildebrant and Patricia Lockler. Mrs. Smith is survived by daughters, Gabriell Hildebrant and Andrya Smith; sons, Michael Trevino and ...

Dovie Mae Watkins

Dovie Mae Hefner Watkins, 98, of Payson, passed away Nov. 28, 2011. She was born Aug. 9, 1913 in Eufaula, Okla., and came to Arizona in 1927 with her mother, father and 11 brothers and sisters. She married Kim Watkins ...

Kristen Kleppan

Kristen Childers Kleppan, 47, died peacefully in her sleep Nov. 18, 2011. She was born Nov. 26, 1963 in Phoenix, Ariz. She is survived by her five children, Jason Medar, Laycie Medar, Nash Kleppan, Nolan Kleppan and Dane Kleppan. She ...

W. Julie W. Julie Giles

W. Julie Giles, a former resident of both Young and Florence, Ariz., and most recently of Page, Ariz., died Nov. 28, 2011 in Page, Ariz. She was born Jan. 21, 1941 in Phoenix, Ariz. to Wood K. Claypool and Thelma ...

Susan Shicky

Susan Shicky passed away Dec. 3, 2011. She was born June 28, 1948 in Pottstown, Pa. to Norbert and Shirley Mutter. Mrs. Shicky worked at Payson Care Center for 12 years. She will be greatly missed by all who knew ...

Loren Purnell

Loren Purnell, 88, of Sun City and formerly of Payson, died on 23 June 2011 while in skilled nursing care. He was born 25 January 1923 in Springfield, Ill., the son of Frank and Hazel (Basford) Purnell. His family moved ...

Lois Brice

Lois Brice, a longtime resident of Payson, Ariz., passed away after a short illness, surrounded by her loved ones. Born on Feb. 19, 1919 in Bronte, Texas, she served with honors in the Women’s Air Corps during World War II. ...

Becky Sumpter

Becky Sumpter, 84, passed away Nov. 25, 2011 in her home at Bonita Creek, Ariz. She was born Jan. 17, 1927 to William Kenneth Compton Nourse and Emily Maud Nourse in Tucson, Ariz. As a young girl, Becky spent much ...

Thomas Klemstine

Thomas Klemstine passed away Dec. 5, 2011. He was born March 19, 1952 in Springfield, Ill. “Many people knew him as a caring and loving man. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him,” writes his family. Mr. ...

William Carl Lusk

Our Lord, our Savior, took William Carl Lusk home on Dec. 11, 2011 with family and close friends by his side. He was born March 16, 1949 in Charleroi, Pa. He was preceded in death by his parents, Madeline and ...

Kenneth Mecherle Noll

Kenneth “Bud” Mecherle Noll passed away Dec. 13, 2011. Mr. Noll was a member in good standing for 59 years of the Tucson Masonic Lodge, #4. He is survived by son, Kenneth H. Noll; daughter, Kim Noll; and stepdaughter, Sharon ...

Karlin Kay Kendall

Karlin (Booger) Kay Kendall was born Sept 14, 1935 to Mrs. Bessie Kendall of Ingalls, Kan. He died Dec. 9, 2011. Mr. Kendall was next to the youngest in a family of six, three brothers and two sisters. His mother ...

Janet Ann Farrington

Janet Ann Pemberton Farrington beloved wife, mother and grandmother, died in peace on Dec. 7, 2011. Janet was born July 22, 1941 in Lansing, Mich. to Stanley Pemberton and Margaret Hanks. She graduated from Chubberly High School in Palo Alto, ...

Thomas Tainsh

Thomas Tainsh was born Feb. 27, 1914 in Providence, R.I. to George and Mary Tainsh. He passed away Dec. 15, 2011 in Payson, Ariz. at the age of 97. He is survived by his son, Thomas Roy Tainsh of Payson; ...

Gerald Sr. Clayton

Gerald “Jerry” Clayton Sr., of Payson, died Dec. 19, 2011 in Phoenix, Ariz. He was born June 25, 1941 in Cumberland, Md. He came to Arizona in 1979 and worked at Payson Regional Medical Center until his retirement. Mr. Clayton ...

Kaylee Ann Grosse

Kaylee Ann Grosse was born June 4, 1991. She died tragically Dec. 17, 2011 while visiting her grandparents in Pine with her boyfriend, Daniel. Ms. Grosse is survived by her father, Mike Grosse and his wife, Misty Grosse; her mother, ...

Patricia Albright

Patricia Albright, 65, a former resident of Payson, Ariz., went peacefully into Jesus’ arms on Dec. 20, 2011 at her home in Chandler, Ariz. She is survived by her loving husband of 30 years, Ben; daughter, Debbie (Jack) Pargman of ...

Joan Coombs

Joan Coombs was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother. She was born on Feb. 28, 1936 in Chicago, Ill. She passed away peacefully on Dec. 22, 2011. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Donald W. Coombs; five ...

Sandra Dircks

Sandra Milligan Dircks, 75, of Star Valley, Ariz., passed away on Dec. 25, 2011. Mrs. Dircks was born in Elyria, Ohio to Allen and Maudelyn Gildenmeister. She was preceded in death by her son, Todd Milligan; and her husband, Lawrence ...

Kathleen Mulligan

“Kitty” (baptized Kathleen) Mulligan, a Payson, Ariz. resident since 1996, passed away at home due to an accident. She was born March 26, 1946 in Milwaukee, Wis. She grew up in Pomona, Calif., and after her first marriage ended, she ...

Fallow Vanice Trisdale

Fallow Vanice “Brig” Trisdale passed away peacefully on Dec. 18, 2011 to join his loving wife, Kim. He was 74 years old, born July 8, 1937. He will be cherished by his daughter, Dong Soon Trisdale and son, Kenneth Trisdale. ...