Obituaries for July 2011

Subscribe

Obituary

Flora Goldene Neal

Flora Goldene Neal, known as Goldene to her friends, passed away June 23, 2011 in Wasilla, Alaska. She was 89 years old. Mrs. Neal was born in Payson, and married Harry (Tim) Curtis Neal in 1940. After moving many, many ...

Sharon Elizabeth Kuhbander

Sharon Elizabeth Kuhbander, 49, went on her final journey to be with the Lord, June 28, 2011. Sharon was born June 25, 1961 in Hammond, Ind. to Gilbert and Rose Kuppinger. The Kuppingers moved to Arizona when Sharon was 5 ...

Rosemarie Messina

Rosemarie Messina, born Dec. 5, 1961 in Phoenix, died July 3, 2011 in Payson. She is survived by her parents, Joseph J. and Marge Cancellara of Payson; her son, David Messina of Phoenix; daughter, Jessica Nyberg of Phoenix; grandchildren, Taylor ...

Walter W. Surrett

Walter W. Surrett passed away on June 30, 2011. He was born Jan. 19, 1924 on a ranch in Mayer, Ariz. He was the fifth child of seven. All of the family worked the ranch, a cow and calf outfit. ...

Nancy Louise Kelly

Nancy Louise Kelly, 66, of Payson, passed away peacefully on July 3, 2011. She was born in Chicago, Ill., but loved Arizona and made it her home. To summarize Mrs. Kelly’s life would be impossible, but she was an exceptional ...

William Dean Steffey

William “Bill” Dean Steffey, born July 28, 1932 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died June 30, 2011. Mr. Steffey retired from Luke Air Force Base as a U.S. Air Force senior master sergeant. He rose to the highest level in the ...

Barbara Mulligan

Barbara Mulligan, age 79, died July 5, 2011 in Payson. Born in 1932 to Rose and John Pignatiello in Jersey City, N.J., Mrs. Mulligan was an active resident of Payson for 16 years. She leaves behind three daughters, Barbara Ann ...

James Leon Sanders

James Leon Sanders, 67, of Gisela, died unexpectedly on June 27, 2011 at Mayo Clinic Hospital. He was born March 16, 1944 in Duncan, Ariz. to Walter B. and Erma Lavern Sanders. His family moved a lot when he was ...

Lettie Jene Cale

Lettie Jene Beasley Cale, 76, passed away July 7, 2011 in her home in Payson. She was born on May 7, 1935 to William L. and Emma I. Beasley, on a farm near Ressell, Minn. She married Charles E. Cale ...

Otis Siegenthaler

Otis “Derrall” Siegenthaler was born Dec. 3, 1930 in Council Hill (South of Boynton), Okla. to Charles Otis and Helen (nee Griffith) Siegenthaler. Both preceded him in death, as did his first wife, Norma Benback-Siegenthaler. Mr. Siegenthaler died June 29, ...

Rosalia Marie Strunk

Rosalia (Rose) Marie Strunk passed away in her sleep the morning of July 11, 2011, in her home after a long illness. She was born Sept. 26, 1942 in Rand, W.Va. to Theron C. Stone and Mary Bonovitch. Rose was ...

Margie James Weaver

Margie James Weaver passed away Sunday, June 10 in a Payson nursing home after a lengthy battle with cancer. Margie was born June 18, 1927 in Gallup, N.M., the oldest daughter of Harriet Ann Whipple and Orrin James. As a ...

Jack Earl Lynch

Jack Earl Lynch passed away late afternoon, Friday, July 15, 2011 at the Hospice Compassus House of Payson after a year of illness in the care of DeVita, whose nurses and especially, Braden Hamilton, made the process bearable for all ...

Barbara A. Jones

Barbara A. Jones, 78, passed away July 20, 2011 in Payson, Ariz. She was born Oct. 8, 1932 in Lime Springs, Iowa to Omer and Ardath Gasser. She is survived by her daughter, Ione Hill of Lennox, Calif.; her son, ...

Robert V. Law

Robert V. “Bob” Law went home to be with his Lord on July 20, 2011. He was born April 28, 1924 in Salina, Kan., third child of Methodist minister Charles H. Law and his wife Harriet M. Law. After growing ...

Iona Eleanor Stiffler

Iona Eleanor Stiffler went to be with the Lord July 16, 2011 in Mesa, Ariz. She was born Feb. 28, 1929 in Homeworth, Ohio. Mrs. Stiffler is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Vern. Vern and Iona have ...

Jeanne Marie Amundson

Jeanne Marie Amundson arrived at her eternal home on June 29, 2011. She was born on the breakwaters of the Atlantic Ocean in the Bronx in New York City on May 8, 1933 and has excelled her way through life ...

Mauricia M. Balcerzak

Mauricia M. Balcerzak, 76, of Payson, passed away July 25, 2011. She was born April 1935 in Dodge City, Kan. She was married to Raymond Balcerzak for 38 years. She always talked about how he made her laugh and kept ...

Henrietta Minsky

Henrietta Minsky peacefully passed away July 26, 2011. She was born March 21, 1941. She is survived by her husband, Robert Minsky; two children, Connie Walsh and Rick Minsky (wife Connie Minsky); and four grandchildren, Sara and Stephani Walsh and ...

Robert L. Schnepp

Robert L. Schnepp, 51, passed away on July 26, 2011. He was born June 14, 1960 in Phoenix to Kenneth and Cecelia Schnepp. He was the ninth child of 10 children. He moved to the Gisela area about 20 years ...