Obituaries for October 2011

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Brynt David Hendley

Brynt David Hendley, 61, died Oct. 3, 2011. He was a father, son and grandfather, and a friend to many. Friends and family are invited to a memorial service at 12:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 9 at the Payson Center for ...

Walt Holgate

Walt Holgate was a beloved husband, father and friend. He was born Walter Winchell Holgate in Rock Rapids, Iowa and lived in Sioux Falls, S.D.; Phoenix and Payson, Ariz. He passed on Sept. 26, 2011 in Payson. Mr. Holgate was ...

Jean Wight (nee Walter)

Jean M. Wight (nee Walter), age 94, was the beloved wife of Carl R. for 52 years (deceased); loving mother of John D. Wight (deceased), Cynthia Anne (Eli); sister of the following: Grace, Harvey and Donald (deceased); dear grandmother of ...

William M. Allen

William M. Allen, 55, passed away Sept. 24, 2011. He was born July 10, 1956. He worked for Walmart of Payson for 14 years. He was a loving husband and grandfather who was always there in time of need. He ...

Betty A. Dial

Betty A. Dial, born April 21, 1939, loving wife of Jay, mother to Tom, Cindy, Melody, Shirley, Robin and Jay Jr. and special mom to Thelma, Hanna and Shanna, passed away early Monday morning, Oct. 3, 2011. A memorial celebrating ...

Calvin Kevin O’Brien

Calvin Kevin O’Brien, formerly of Payson, Ariz., passed away Sept. 23, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nev. from difficulties from diabetes. He was born in St. Paul, Minn. He is survived by his daughters, Brandice O’Brien of Payson and Candi O’Brien; ...

Edith Rohrbacher

Edith Rohrbacher, 75, of Payson, Ariz., passed away Oct. 4, 2011. Mrs. Rohrbacher was preceded in death by her parents, Dave and Laura Wood; as well as her sister, Florence Marshal. She had retired from working at the Maricopa County ...

Daisy Hauk

Daisy Hauk of Deer Creek passed on Oct. 8, 2011. Her heart was as strong as her will, but her body gave into cancer following a year of health issues. She was born Daisy Nichols on Nov. 8, 1929 in ...

Anna Lee Hunt

Anna Lee Hunt, 72, born Feb. 6, 1939, died Oct. 11, 2011. Mrs. Hunt was the precious wife of Danny and the wonderful mother of Rehn, Dennis, Daniel and Jeannie. She was a mother to 100-plus children for over 28 ...

Elinor Mewes

Elinor Francis Abel Mewes, 88, joined her husband Leroy in eternal rest on Sept. 26, 2011. She was born Sept. 17, 1923 in Conrad, Mont. and ended her eventful life in Tempe, Ariz. surrounded by her loving family. She is ...

Jerry Lee Smyers

Jerry Lee Smyers of Tonto Basin, was born Aug. 22, 1939 and passed away Oct. 10, 2011 in Payson. He is survived by his loving partner, Dessie Rae Morris; sons, Randy Smyers and Jerry Smyers; daughters, Misty Smyers, Bettina Perkins ...

Catherine Moyer

Catherine Moyer passed away Oct. 12, 2011 resulting from Acute Myeloma Leukemia (AML) and lung cancer. Catherine Dean Moyer was born May 17, 1935 in Obion County, Tenn. Her parents were Herold Austin Dean and Mattie (Minnick) Dean. She graduated ...

Walt Holgate

Walt Holgate was a beloved husband, father, and friend. He was born Walter Winchell Holgate in Rock Rapids, Iowa and lived in Sioux Falls, S.D.; Phoenix, and Payson. He passed on Sept. 26, 2011 in Payson. Mr. Holgate was proud ...

Howard Carlson

Howard Carlson went to play his accordion in the presence of Jesus. After retiring as an industrial engineer, he moved to Payson to enjoy his home in Deer Creek. He already is greatly missed by his loving wife, Laurie; stepdaughters, ...

Margaret Austin Austin

Margaret Austin passed away Oct. 11, 2011 in Payson, Ariz. She was born May 26, 1934 in Jamestown, Ohio. Mrs. Austin was a homemaker who spent 46 years in Arizona. She was a loving wife and mother. Mrs. Austin is ...

Timothy Wayne Hewitt

Timothy Wayne Hewitt was born Dec 20, 1954 in Loma Linda, Calif. He died in an automobile accident Oct. 4, 2011 in Gallup, N.M. Mr. Hewitt was the manager at Payson Glass. He is survived by his wife, Denise; and ...

Darrel Dean Caddy

Darrel Dean Caddy, beloved husband of Carolyn for 60 years, passed away peacefully Oct. 15, 2011. Mr. Caddy was born Sept. 21, 1930 and grew up in Loup City, Neb. with two brothers and a sister. He was the loving ...

Ida Jons

Ida Jons, beloved wife of Merlin, passed away suddenly Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011 in Payson, Ariz. Mrs. Jons was born on June 20, 1923 and raised in Madison, Neb. along with five brothers and four sisters. She moved to Carroll, ...

Melvin Horace Crain

Melvin Horace Crain passed away Oct. 24, 2011. He was born on March 23, 1925 in Elk City, Okla. and was raised in Phoenix. He graduated from North High School in 1944, and earned a bachelor’s of science degree from ...

Edward Peter Hock

Edward Peter Hock of Payson, Ariz. died Oct. 23, 2011. He was born in New York on June 19, 1933. He enlisted in the United States Navy during the Korean War and served aboard the “Tin Can” (Destroyer) U.S.S. Power ...

Phillip Douglas Daugherty

Phillip Douglas Daugherty was born Jan. 29, 1965, in Fullerton, Calif. to Bob and Rose Daugherty. He grew up in Southern California before moving to Arizona in 1992. Mr. Daugherty passed away Oct. 24, 2011 after a brief illness. He, ...

Justin Novak

It is with extreme sadness that the family of Justin Novak, 41, inform his other family and friends of his death Tuesday, Oct. 25. He was born in Phoenix, Ariz., but had lived in Payson since 1985. He was a ...

Glenn York

Glenn York, 54, beloved husband and father, was taken unexpectedly Oct. 17, 2011. He was born in New York, but grew up in Scottsdale, Ariz. and called Pine, Ariz. his home for the past 17 years. He enjoyed and was ...