Obituaries for June 2011

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Roy Dechant

Roy Dechant departed May 20, 2011. He married Sandi Dunny Dechant in December 2000. He retired in 1994 from Salt River Project of Phoenix. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Mr. Dechant is survived by wife, Sandi; son, ...

Leila Marie Boyll

Leila Marie Boyll, 77, formerly of Payson, died May 28, 2011 in Surprise, Ariz. She was born April 28, 1934 in Bowling Green, Ind. to Arnold Skelton and Ruth Blair Skelton. She married Willis Ray Boyll on June 19, 1952 ...

Pamela Collins

Pamela Collins died May 28, 2011 in Sparta, N.J. She was born Oct. 30, 1940 in Denver, Colo. to Robert and Al Blair. Ms. Collins was an active member in the East Verde Park community, Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness ...

Biddie Alice Holder

Biddie Alice Holder, 75, a longtime pioneer of Payson passed away May 22, 2011. She was born in Kingman, Ariz., the daughter of Lillie and Tom Holder. She was preceded in death by her sister, Annie; and younger brother, Tommy ...

Arthur Joseph Campeau

Arthur Joseph Campeau, beloved husband and stepfather, peacefully left this earth on Sunday, May 1, 2011 at the age of 88. He was born Nov. 6, 1922 in Bridgeport, Mich., where he lived a long and full life as a ...

Elaine Marie Metz

Elaine Marie Metz, born Jan. 2, 1943 passed away May 12, 2011 at just 68 years of age. This loving mother was called home, leaving behind her husband, Roger F. Metz, who stayed by her side every day that she ...

Kenneth Frederick Wagner

Kenneth Frederick Wagner, 82, of Payson, passed away May 29, 2011. He was born Sept. 8, 1928 in San Diego, Calif. During the ’60s, Kenneth served as chairman for the Tucson General Hospital Board. He had a long successful career ...

Marilyn Wolfe

Marilyn Wolfe, 70, passed away May 31, 2011 at her home in Payson. A longtime resident of this town, she was born March 12, 1941 in Cheyenne, Wyo. to Kenneth G. Marpel and Lelia Mae Marpel. She grew up in ...

Jack Chittick

Jack Chittick passed away May 25, 2011. He was born June 15, 1928 in Port Huron, Mich. to Hugh and Marguerite Chittick. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Frieda Chittick; sons, Bruce (Grace) Chittick of Kingston, Ark. ...

Arthur D. White

Arthur D. White passed from this life into the arms of the Lord on May 23, 2011 in Chandler. His loving family was present. Mr. White was born in Oshkosh, Neb. and was a veteran of the Korean War, a ...

Maurice Sr. Vincent Lane

Maurice Vincent Lane Sr., 90, died May 14, 2011. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 11 at Liberty Chapel Church in Eatonton, Ga. Mr. Lane was born in Ansonia, Conn., the son ...

Edward Lewis Montgomery

Edward Lewis Montgomery, born July 11, 1934, passed away May 18, 2011. Mr. Montgomery was a fun-loving and family-oriented man. He is survived by his loving wife, Patricia “Pat” A. Montgomery of Payson; daughters, Debra L. Davis of Mesa, Glanda ...

Kathleen Rose Moore

Kathleen Rose (Rapp) Moore, born Dec. 22, 1932, was called home from this life and into the loving arms of our Lord on June 4, 2011. She grew up in Buffalo, N.Y., moved to California where she married, raised a ...

Curtis Jackson Prock

Internationally known big game guide Curtis Jackson (C.J.) Prock, 97, died May 21, 2011 in Lewisville, Texas after a brief illness. At the time of his death, he resided in an assisted living center. A memorial service was held in ...

Eddie Mowry

Eddie Mowry, born Sept. 9, 1977, died June 7, 2011 in Payson. He is the son of Ellie Andersen of Payson and Ed Mowry of Phoenix. He came to Payson because he loved the mountains and had resided in the ...

Inez Mabel Bull

Inez Mabel Bull, formerly of the Payson area, died June 7, 2011 in Peoria. She was born Nov. 24, 1923 in Merryville, La. to George and Hattie (Briggs) McMorris. She married Alfred J. Bull on Feb. 2, 1943 in Louisiana. ...

John L. Siler

A Celebration of Life for John L. Siler will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 25 at the Payson High School Auditorium, with a potluck supper at the PHS cafeteria after the service. There will be a graveside service ...

Susan J. Vincent

Susan J. Vincent entered into her new life, with her professed savior, Jesus Christ, on June 14, 2011. She was born in Jefferson, Iowa on June 13, 1930, as an identical twin. In 1950 she married her childhood sweetheart, Foster ...

Milton Blakeney

Milton Blakeney, born May 15 1948, died at the age of 63 on May 28, 2011 in Gilmer, Texas. He worked as a heavy equipment operator and fought fires with the Forest Service. “He will be missed by many,” writes ...

Enid Ann Heck

Enid Ann Heck, formerly of Tonto Basin, died June 10, 2011 in Powder Springs, Ga. She was born June 7, 1919 in Omemee, N.D. and was married to Robert Lee Heck, who preceded her in death. She is survived by ...

Jack R. Thomas

Jack R. Thomas, born Aug. 16, 1941, passed peacefully on June 6, 2011, following a massive stroke suffered May 29, 2011. Mr. Thomas was a fun-loving, good-hearted gentleman, who was at peace with himself and the Lord. “He will be ...

Ezra Peace

Ezra Peace was born in Clint, Texas on May 18, 1924 to Will and Myrtle Peace. He went home to be with his Lord on June 16, 2011. At the age of 3, his family moved to Globe, Ariz. and ...

Maria Hattrup

Maria Hattrup, formerly of the Rim Country, peacefully passed into the grace of God on June 19, 2011 in Bisbee. She was born June 13, 1937 in Ures Sonora, Mexico and was the eldest of 10 children. She is survived ...

Julie Phillips

Julie Phillips, formerly of Payson, went to God’s loving hands on June 20, 2011 at the age of 92 after her battle with breast and bone cancer. Born April 14, 1919 to Joseph and Mary (Luksik) Kottyan of Richmond, Ind., ...

Scott Duncan Buzzard

Scott Duncan Buzzard passed from this life on June 13, 2011 in Snowflake. He was born July 13, 1922 in Toledo, Ohio to Gale H. and Barbara Buzzard. Mr. Buzzard is survived by a younger brother, Gale Buzzard; two sons ...

Shirley D. Jones

Shirley D. Jones, born Dec. 2, 1934, passed away on June 20, 2011. She is survived by her husband, David R. Jones; sons and daughter-in-laws, Larry D. (Becky) Jones and Gary D. (Danielle) Jones, all of Payson; three granddaughters, Nicole ...

Ezra V. Peace

Ezra V. Peace was born May 18, 1924 in Clint, Texas to Will and Myrtle Peace. He went home to be with his Lord on June 16, 2011. At the age of 3 his family moved to Globe and a ...

David James Ashmore

David James Ashmore, 68, was born Dec. 1, 1942 in Casa Grande to Eldon Ray Ashmore and Mary Pearl Carter. He died June 20, 2011 in Payson. Mr. Ashmore served in the U.S. Air Force and worked as a superintendent ...

Ann Heck

Ann Heck, 92, passed away peacefully at home in Powder Springs, Ga. on June 10, 2011. A graveside service took place in Mableton, Ga. on June 13. Mrs. Heck spent her life in Arizona, where she met her husband, Robert ...

James Manwill Robertson

James “Jim” Manwill Robertson, a former Payson Unified School District administrator, died June 18, 2011 after a valiant fight with brain cancer. He was born Oct. 10, 1944 to LeMont Robertson and Florence Manwill in Craig, Colo. He spent his ...

Sue J. McQueen

Sue J. McQueen of Payson, went to be with the Lord on June 21, 2011. She was born July 22, 1936 in Springfield, Mo. to Emmett and Jennell (Small) Comstock. Raised in the Midwest, she graduated from Pittsburg State University ...

Sherrie Roberts

The world lost the sweetest, most beautiful angel when Sherrie Roberts went to live with the Lord on June 15, 2011. She was born July 30, 1944 in Hannibal, Mo. to Holbert Smith and Doris Titter. She is in heaven ...

Elaine May Hansen

Elaine May (Sanders) Hansen was born Sept. 1, 1944 in Sisseton, S.D. to Hulda Nickelson and John Sanders, the youngest of six children. She married Jimmy Hansen from Sisseton, S.D. Aug. 9 1965 and moved to Mesa, Ariz. March 1, ...

Julia Viola Hamblin

Julia Viola Edington Hamblin, 86, of Strawberry, returned to the presence of our Lord on June 23, 2011 in Flagstaff. She was born Oct. 6, 1942 to Milton and Ethel Edington, the second oldest of six siblings. She was born ...

George A. Schultz

George A. Schultz, formerly of Payson, passed away June 22, 2011. He was born Jan. 10, 1928 to George Schultz and Blanche Wadsworth. Mr. Schultz survived tragedy early in his upbringing in Lafayette, Ind.; he survived serving his country in ...

Bertha Iseli

Bertha Iseli, a former resident of both Star Valley and Payson, died June 15, 2011 in Phoenix. She is survived by her daughter, Marlene Smith-Tekut; two grandchildren, Matthew Smith and Douglas Smith; and a sister, Elsey Gachter