Obituaries for February 2011

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Lyrena Finsrud

Lyrena Finsrud passed away Dec. 6, 2010. She was a longtime resident of Star Valley. She is survived by her son, Erik Finsrud; and “Viking brother,” Parry Morton, known as “Sven the Viking King.” Mrs. Finsrud loved to wear her ...

Kathleen Myrick

Kathleen Myrick, 63, of Payson, passed away Jan. 23, 2011. She was born May 1, 1947 in Phoenix. She was a dedicated wife, mother, friend and homemaker. Mrs. Myrick is survived by her sisters, Marcia McAlister and Suellyn McMillan; son, ...

Charles (Chuck) Collins

Charles (Chuck) Collins, 51, passed away Jan. 27, 2011 at the Payson Care Center after fighting a long illness. He was born in April 1959 in Garden Grove, Calif. to Jack and Lula Collins. He worked in the oil fields ...

Dane C. Hendrix

Dane C. Hendrix of Star Valley, died Jan. 29, 2011. He was born Oct. 8, 1947 in San Diego, Calif. He is survived by his wife, Jocelyn T. Hendrix; daughters, Juanita Antoinette Hendrix and Angela Marie Hendrix; and son, Ernesto ...

Cherokee Rauch

Cherokee Rauch, 90, left this world Jan. 31, 2011 to be in a better place. She was born June 10, 1920 on the Indian reservation in Nowata, Okla. to Arthur C. Pember and Gertrude Pember. Mrs. Rauch was a great ...

Frances Pauline Atkinson

Frances Pauline Atkinson, 86, formerly of Payson, died Feb. 3 at Hospice Family Care in Casa Grande. Ms. Atkinson was born May 20, 1924, in Tucson to Olive and Charlie Parker. She was raised in Hayden and, upon graduating from ...

Wilma R. Smith

Wilma R. Smith was born July 8, 1924 in Fort Worth, Texas and passed away Jan. 29, 2011 in Payson. Mrs. Smith was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church, the Payson Women’s Golf Association, a former volunteer at ...

Phylis Delaine Bloodworth

Phylis Delaine Robinson Bloodworth, 63, of Payson, formerly of Waterford, Mich., died Jan. 27, 2011. She was born Feb. 1, 1948 in Newport News, Va. Mrs. Bloodworth was a longtime caterer, for which she was renowned. She enjoyed cooking for ...

Erwin Watts III

Erwin Watts III, aka “Skip,” passed into the Lord’s grace on Feb. 7, 2011 at his home in Pine. He was surrounded by loving members of his family at his passing. Mr. Watts lived a full and successful life. He ...

Rodger Wade Evans

Rodger Wade Evans moved from his home in Gilbert to heaven on Feb. 7, 2011. He was a gentle giant with a tender heart. His forefathers had a saying that “some kindred spirits are just too gentle to live among ...

John Jr E. Spreen

John E. Spreen Jr., formerly of Pine, was born Nov. 1, 1931 to John Spreen and Marilyn Alexander Spreen in Hays, Kan. As a child, Mr. Spreen moved with his parents to Albany, Ore., where he graduated from high school ...

Trella Mae Ankeney

Trella Mae Ankeney passed from this life into the presence of the Lord on Feb. 2, 2011 in Payson. She was born Dec.3, 1914 in Newark, Ohio to George and Marion Aresman. Mrs. Ankeney was a longtime resident of the ...

Eli Mark Drakulich

Eli Mark Drakulich passed away Feb. 15, 2011, after a 16-month battle with cancer. He graduated from Purdue University in 1970 and majored in engineering. He served in the Army from September 1970 to March of 1972. Mr. Drakulich was ...

Donna Ruth Griffin

Donna Ruth (Blakely) Griffin passed away peacefully Feb. 13, 2011, surrounded by her loving family. A native daughter of Arizona, Donna began her wonderful life in Mesa on Aug. 2, 1935, the third of five children born to Albert Monroe ...

Michael Edwin Smith

Michael Edwin Smith, 72, of Tonto Basin, died Jan. 21, 2011 in Phoenix. He was born Feb. 15, 1938 in San Diego, Calif. Mr. Smith was a carpenter at large. He is survived by his sons, EJ Smith and Joss ...

David Lee Blank

David Lee Blank, 56, of Payson, passed away Feb. 17, 2011. He was a member of the Moose Lodge as well as a member of the American Legion. Mr. Blank was retired from Pioneer Title Agency. Survivors include his son, ...

Shirley Louise Gray

Shirley Louise Gray, 80, of Payson, died Feb. 14, 2011. She passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family. She is survived by her daughter, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Tomas Martinez

Tomas Martinez, 53, passed away Feb. 13, in Globe. He was born June 27, 1957 in Tucson. He was a beloved father, son, brother, grandfather and friend. He will be greatly missed, but will be in a better place with ...

Linda Elizabeth Romine

Linda Elizabeth Romine, 55, of Payson, passed away peacefully Feb. 16, 2011 at home surrounded by her family. She is survived by her sister, Cindy Smith; and nephew, Robert Kaeser.

Doris Mae Stodghill

Doris Mae “Cookie” Stodghill, 71, of Pine, passed away Feb. 18 in Payson. She was born Feb. 12, 1940 in Galveston, Texas. She came to Arizona as a young girl in 1942. She was raised in Phoenix, where she went ...

Larry I. Thomas

Larry I. Thomas, born Dec. 26, 1942 in Evansville, Ind., passed away Feb. 14, 2011 in Payson. Mr. Thomas spent four years and four months in the U.S. Navy before moving to Arizona in 1978 and working for KNOELL construction ...

Helen Nadeau Blake

Helen Nadeau Blake, 94, of Payson, was born April 4, 1917 in Indiana and died Feb. 19, 2011 in Payson. Mrs. Blake worked as a welder for the Chance Vought Corporation, which built Corsair airplanes, during World War II. She ...

Joseph “Scott” Ellsworth

Joseph “Scott” Ellsworth, 56, was born Nov. 9, 1954 in Phoenix, and passed away Feb. 20, 2011 in Flagstaff Medical Center. Mr. Ellsworth and his wife, Mary Beth, were both raised in St. Johns, Ariz., fell in love while children ...

Elija Levi O’Gwynn

Our beloved Elija “Alabama” Levi O’Gwynn passed away Feb. 13, 2011 in Payson. He was born on March 27, 1987 in Mobile, Ala. to loving parents, Bill and Dorothy Sue Stanley-O’Gwynn. Along with his mother and father, survivors include his ...

Lee William Schlicher

Lee William Schlicher, 61, passed away Feb. 20, 2011 in Payson. He was born Dec. 16, 1949 in Cleveland, Ohio to Hobert W. and Eleanor Rita Schlicher. He is survived by his wife, Mary “Sugar” Schlicher; daughter, Angela (Jose) Hinojosa; ...

Charles Jerry Trenasty

Charles Jerry “Déda” Trenasty, 84, of Strawberry, passed away Feb. 18, 2011 in Payson. He was born June 14, 1926 in Melvindale, Mich. He is survived by his wife, Mary Trenasty of Strawberry; daughter, Linda Trenasty-Lawson; daughters-in-law, Debbie Trenasty and ...

Russell L. Wartick

Russell L. Wartick, formerly of Camp Point and Quincy, Ill., passed away Feb. 9, 2011 in Payson. His daughter, Karen, was by his side. Born on a farm near Camp Point in 1920, Mr. Wartick spent most of his 91 ...