Obituaries for August 2012

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Eleanor Kaufman Mercer

Eleanor Kaufman Mercer was born Sept. 23, 1926 near Old Frame, Pa. to Harold and Hattie (Grimm) Bixler. She graduated from George’s Township High School in May 1943 and worked as a bookkeeper and cashier in a Clover Farm Store ...

Gloria Piazza

Gloria Piazza, 82, of Payson, died July 29, 2012 in Goodyear, Ariz. She was born June 7, 1930 in Brooklyn, N.Y. She and her family moved to Arizona in 1969 and moved to Payson from Phoenix in 1989. A wife, ...

Judi Roberson

Judi Roberson of Pine passed away July 30, 2012. She was born Dec. 6, 1940. She moved to Pine in 1979. She enjoyed reading, riding horses, fishing and exploring the great outdoors. She had a great passion and love for ...

Art Burton

Art Burton, 85, of Jakes Corner, passed away Aug. 5, 2012. Survivors include Faye, his wife of 63 years; son, George of Phoenix; daughters, Millicent Funk and Leah Priest, both of Oregon; three granddaughters; sisters, Leah Pine of Pennsylvania and ...

Joseph L. Krasky

Joseph L. Krasky went to be with the Lord on Aug. 4, 2012. He was born of Polish immigrant parents on Nov. 5, 1927 in Youngstown, Ohio. The family moved to Shenandoah, Pa. while he was an infant and this ...

Marge Munro

Marge Munro of Payson, and a former longtime resident of Evergreen, Colo., passed away July 31, 2012 after a long illness. She was born May 10, 1934 in Pocatello, Idaho to the late JD Moore and Florence Johnston. Mrs. Munro ...

Irene Theresa Weaver

Payson resident Irene Theresa Weaver, beloved wife of Richard Weaver for nearly 32 years, passed away July 30, 2012 from cancer and related complications. She was born June 10, 1940 in Bronx, N.Y. to William and Frances Mutch. Mrs. Weaver ...

Jean Anderson

Jean Anderson, known affectionately by all as Gina, passed away Aug. 4, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 71, in Scottsdale, Ariz. She was born in Detroit, Mich., the only daughter of Tony and Tania ...

Caroline Eva Moore

Caroline Eva Moore, 73, slipped peacefully into eternity on Aug. 6, 2012 with loving care provided by Hospice Compassus of Payson. She was born in Esterville, Iowa and was raised in Phoenix from the age of 5. Mrs. Moore moved ...

Linda Barrett DeMichael

Linda Barrett DeMichael, born July 24, 1944 in Muroc, Calif. to John Travis Barrett and Oneda Stuckey Barrett, died May 27, 2012 in Payson, with close friends at her side. She grew up in Denton, Texas where she was involved ...

Carrie A. Lashley

Carrie A. Lashley of Payson, passed away Aug. 6, 2012. She was born Sept. 29, 1951 in Oakland, Calif. She was greatly loved and will be sadly missed by her loved ones and many, many friends, writes her family. Survivors ...

Phyllis Johnson

Phyllis Johnson passed away peacefully on Aug. 6, 2012. Mrs. Johnson loved traveling and she and her husband spent more than four years traveling the states in their RV. She liked working with arts and crafts and gave most of ...

Johnnie Ray Harris

Johnnie Ray Harris, 72, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 2, 2012 in Golden, Colo. He was born Jan. 10, 1940 in Oklahoma, to Laurence Harris and Florence Wyatt. He was one of six siblings. On June 5, ...

Beverly Emily Davis

Beverly Emily Davis passed away Aug. 6, 2012. She was born April 27, 1923 in Maywood, Calif. to William Joseph Kotrba and Pauline Margaret Ahlheim. She spent most of her life in California until 2001 when she and her late ...

Kenneth Albert LaBadie

Kenneth Albert LaBadie, 80, passed away July 26, 2012 in Mesa. He was born Aug. 26, 1931 in Oak Park, Ill., to Harry and Ethel LaBadie. He served in the U.S. Navy for four years in the 1950s. After the ...

Robert “Bob” Hansen

Robert “Bob” Hansen, 84, of Pine, passed away Aug. 16, 2012 at a Hospice House in Mesa. Born in Los Angeles and raised in San Francisco, the lure of the sea led him to join the Merchant Marine in World ...

Michael Joseph Pennino

Michael Joseph Pennino passed away Aug. 22, 2012 at home in Payson with family at his side. He is survived by his wife, Carol; sons, Scott and Mike (Jackie); daughter, Nadia; stepdaughter, Jenny; sister, Vera (John); and two grandchildren, Zanya ...

Doris Zakariasen Lemmage

Payson, AZ

Doris Zakariasen Lemmage, a longtime resident of Payson, passed away on Aug. 25, 2012. She was ... 80-something. Doris lived the first 50 years of her life in Minnesota, raising her family and teaching kindergarten in Rockford, Minn. In fact, ...

Cade Willis Howell

Cade Willis Howell, 33, passed away unexpectedly Aug. 25, 2012 in Mesa. He was a graduate of Payson High School in 1997 and was an avid outdoorsman who loved camping, guns and hiking. Mr. Howell was passionate about his country ...

Johnny Harold Bebout

Johnny Harold Bebout was born Sept. 19, 1928 in Purcell, Okla. to John H. Bebout and Nina L. Rhoten. He spent his childhood on the family farm in Purcell and as a young man he went to California to work ...

Betty E. Barkubein

Betty E. Barkubein of Payson proceeded to her next adventure on Aug. 27, 2012 at Hospice of the Valley in Phoenix She was born Feb. 14, 1928 to Eldred and Beulah Dunston in Ilasco, Mo. She was preceded in death ...