Obituaries for May 2011

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Howard E. Haggins

Howard E. Haggins, a resident of Payson since 1994, passed away in his sleep at 1:05 a.m., Friday, April 29, 2011. He was born June 20, 1947 in Montebello, Calif., where he grew up. He served in the Merchant Marines ...

Gerald Swenson

Gerald “Swede” Swenson, 65, of Star Valley, passed away April 29, 2011. He is survived by two daughters, Bridgitte and Amanda; four brothers, Ron, Sheldon, Mark and Lamoyn. Mr. Swenson enjoyed the outdoors and having lots of friends. “He will ...

Donna Lee Walsh

Donna Lee Walsh, 72, passed away April 18, 2011 in Phoenix. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, niece and friend. She was born in Butte, Mont. in 1939 to Jack and Rose Sammons. For more ...

Don Kenneth Crowley

Donald Kenneth Crowley December 18th 1938 — March 24th 2011 Please join us in celebrating the life of Don Crowley, at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 21 2011 at Payson High School Auditorium, 301 S. McLane Road, Payson.

Bertie V. Brice

Bertie V. Brice, 91, entered into rest May 2, 2011. She was born April 4, 1920. Mrs. Brice was a longtime Payson resident and the co-founder of the original Arizona Milk Transport. She was a past president and member of ...

Gayle Morgan Burton

Gayle Morgan Burton, 76, of Payson, went home to be with the Lord on May 2, 2011. He was born in Earth, Texas in 1934. Mr. Burton worked for Arizona Public Service for 35 years as a journeyman lineman in ...

Kristina Taylor

Kristina Taylor 37, of Payson, fell asleep in the Lord on April 30, 2011. She was born May 25, 1973 in Prescott, and lived in Flowing Springs, Pine, Apache Junction and Payson. She had worked in several restaurants in Payson ...

Donna Clark

Donna Lucille Clark, 58, died April 29, 2011 in Roswell, N.M. She was born Sept. 14, 1953 in Wikieup, Ariz. to Edward Gerald Churchill and Dorothy B. Burge. Married to Jack Clark, she worked as a mechanic. Her husband, Jack; ...

Tad Kullberg

Tad Eric Kullberg, 46, passed away April 22, 2011 in Phoenix. He was born Dec. 18, 1964 in Vancouver, Wash. to Alice Kullberg of Payson and Merle Kullberg of Vancouver, Wash. He graduated from Washougal High School in 1983 and ...

Gerald Bradshaw

Gerald “Jerry” Bradshaw passed away May 4, 2011. He was born July 14 1935 in Racine, Wis. and moved to Arizona in 1961. He leaves behind his wife, Joan; daughter, Debra; son, Kelly; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

R. Wayne Tussing

R. Wayne Tussing, of Mesa, passed away May 5, 2011. He was born Jan. 26, 1930 in Bellefontaine, Ohio. He was the second oldest of four boys born to Alfred and Edythe Tussing. He and his wife, Betty Jean, had ...

John Clark

John H. Clark, 94, of Payson, passed away on May 8. Mr. Clark was a machinery and boiler inspector in Minneapolis after serving in the Merchant Marines during World War II. He loved fishing, camping in Canada and planting a ...

Kodiak Barr

Following 10 years of service to the Payson Police Department, K9 Officer Kodiak Barr passed away on May 7, 2011. Kodiak, Badge No. K9-2, was the partner of his handler Sergeant Les Barr of the Payson Police Department. Kodiak lived ...

Jacob Browne

Jacob Browne, 90, of Strawberry, died May 10, 2011 in Payson. He was born Aug. 30, 1920 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to Zeigman Badiner and Pauline Gorlin. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife of 56 years, ...

Paul Victor Kemmerer

Paul Victor Kemmerer (Uncle Pete) passed away May 14, 2011 at the Veterans Medical Rehab Center in Prescott. He was the son of Ruby Kemmerer Kysar of Payson, Ariz. and the late Paul Tracy Kemmerer. He was born July 16, ...

Jim “Red” Wefer

Jim “Red” Wefer, 85, of Payson, passed away May 3, 2011. He was born April 24, 1926 in Sayre, Okla. to Walter and Leavita Love Wefer. He joined the U.S. Navy as a Seabee in 1944 after declining an agricultural ...

Leonard B. Zimmer

Leonard B. Zimmer, 90, of McKean, Pa. and formerly of the Payson area, died May 12, 2011 in Erie, Pa. He was born Jan. 10, 1921 in McKean, Pa. to Henry and Ida Zimmer. He married Mary Burge on Nov. ...

Ida Bartee

Ida Bartee, 89, died May 16, 2011 in Payson. A Valentine’s baby, she was born Feb. 14, 1922 in Morenci, Ariz. to Joseph and Nina Vallero. At the age of 4, she and her parents moved to San Bernardino, Calif., ...

Patricia M. Haynie

Patricia M. Haynie, 60, of Payson, passed away May 13, 2011 from a long-term illness. Survivors include parents, Paul and Donna Beard; sons, Shane O’Dell and Wade Haynie and his wife Sarah; daughter, Marion O’Dell; and two grandchildren. She will ...

Leon George Corriveau

Leon George Corriveau of Payson, died April 18, 2011 at Kindred Hospital in Scottsdale. He was born Dec. 31, 1928 in East Angus, Quebec, Canada. He is survived by his son, Arthur Corriveau; daughters, Myra-Lee Richins of Mesa, Karen Baumann ...

Clayton Hatfield

Clayton Hatfield was born Oct. 29, 1931 and died May 16, 2011. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ella; sons, David and wife Connie, Bruce and wife Becky; daughter, LaVonne and husband Jim; sister, Yvonne Barton and ...

Dave Jr. Casto

Dave Casto Jr., born Nov. 27, 1946, died March 27, 2011. He was the blonde-haired man waving the American flag at various stores in Payson, fund-raising for Veterans Helping Veterans. He was dedicated to helping homeless veterans and he loved ...

Warren Roland Mulcahy

Warren Roland Mulcahy, a former 20-year resident of Payson, passed away peacefully May 10, 2011. He was born July 29, 1924 in the Bronx, N.Y. to James and Wilhelmina (Ziegler) Mulcahy. After his high school graduation, Mr. Mulcahy was drafted ...

Frederick II K. Stevens

Frederick K. Stevens II passed away May 13, 2011. He is survived by his soul mate, Candy; son, Fred III; daughter, Michelle; siblings, Jackie, Bob, Dave and Carol; grandchildren, Andrew, Matthew and Seth; nieces and nephews, Jacalyn, Chris, Shea, Jessie, ...

Kimberly Hill Neuman

Kimberly Hill Neuman, 56, of Tempe, formerly of Payson, died May 21, 2011 in Tempe after a long illness. She was born June 14, 1954 in Glendale, Calif. to Clement S. Hill and June P. Hill. Mrs. Neuman attended Payson ...

Marilyn Mae Springer

Marilyn Mae Springer, 71, of Casa Grande, died May 19, 2011 at Casa Grande Regional Medical Center. The memorial service was Saturday at J. Warren Funeral Services, Cole & Maud The Gardens Chapel, with Pastors Raymond Wilson and Don Brackbill ...

Borge Andersen

Borge Andersen, 83, of Longmont, Colo., went to be with his Lord on May 12, 2011. He died of complications due to heart and kidney disease. He was born March 24, 1923 in Aarhus, Denmark and immigrated to the United ...

Roy Dechant

Roy Dechant departed May 20, 2011. He married Sandi Dunny Dechant in 2000 after retiring 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, Michael; ...

John L. Siler

John L. Siler went to sleep in Jesus May 23, 2011. Mr. Siler, a lifetime teacher, most recently at Payson High School, had a passion for helping his students to see possibilities. He is survived by his beloved wife, Kathy ...

Teresa F. Baldwin

Teresa F. Baldwin died May 23, 2011. She was born Dec. 11, 1939 to Antonio Fernandez and Estrella Perez Fernandez. Mrs. Baldwin worked for Motorola for 35 years and was a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Mesa. She ...

Arthur Joseph Campeau

Arthur Joseph Campeau, beloved husband and stepfather, peacefully left this earth on 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 husband, ...

Edward Lewis Montgomery

Edward Lewis Montgomery passed away May 18, 2011. He was born July 11, 1934. Mr. Montgomery was a fun-loving and family-oriented man. He is survived by his daughters, Debra L. Davis of Mesa, Glanda K. Montgomery of Phoenix, Peggy S. ...

Dallas Charles Villemonte

Dallas Charles Villemonte was born July 27, 1924 in Michigan. He was a true Arizonian since the 1950s. He died May 23, 2011 in Strawberry. Mr. Villemonte was a veteran of World War II, serving with the 868 Bomber Squadron ...

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. He was born in Oshkosh, Neb., was a veteran of the Korean War, a member of ...

Harry Hetterscheidt

Harry Hetterscheidt, 82, of Gilbert, passed away in Gilbert on May 25, 2011. Mr. Hetterscheidt was a member of the Greater Moose Lodge of Payson and was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Hetterscheidt; parents, Henry and Amelia Hetterscheidt; ...

Robert Betker

Robert (Bob) Betker passed away May 24, 2011. He was born Jan. 13, 1939 and served 22 years in the U.S. Army and worked many years in construction. He loved fishing, hunting and woodwork. He is known around Payson for ...