Obituaries for February 2012

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Saige Bloom

Saige Bloom Saige (Saigey-Poo) Bloom, born Dec. 28, 1994, went from the excitement of having her first car, to being brave enough to save others’ lives, to being our heavenly angel, all in one day, Jan. 28, 2012. She leaves ...

Margaret J. Eckert

Margaret J. Eckert, R.N., went to be with the Lord on Jan. 28, 2012. She was born Aug. 17, 1953 in Trenton, N.J. She was the daughter of John Seaman and Margaret Arnold. Mrs. Eckert and her family moved to ...

Lindy Kelly

Lindy Kelly was born in Woodstock, Vt. on Oct. 27, 1927 and passed away on Jan. 27, 2012 due to complications of lung cancer. Mr. Kelly was blessed with an incredible spirit, zest for life, and was a beloved husband, ...

Mary A. Mullen

“Miss Mary” was born on the 4th of July 1944. She was a Payson native for 18 years, the daughter of Jim and Anna Mae Deming, a pioneer family. An outsider by the name of Ron Mullen stole Mary away. ...

Harriet Rae Strunk

Harriet Rae Strunk of Payson was born July 25, 1927 and died Jan. 29, 2012. Mrs. Strunk was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Strunk Jr. and daughter, Sally Jo Craghead. She is survived by her son, David Michael ...

Don Roger Duggan

Don Roger Duggan passed away on Feb. 2, 2012 at the age of 81 after an extended battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS). He was born in Lyman, Okla. in 1930. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served in ...

Michael Ferrell Fisher

Michael Ferrell Fisher passed to be with his beloved wife Darlene Dawn Fisher on Feb. 2, 2012 in Payson, Ariz. He was born May 26, 1937. He lived his life with integrity and authenticity and was a class act who ...

Bob Brooks

Bob Brooks, age 72, went to be with our Lord on Feb. 3, 2012. Mr. Brooks is survived by his loving wife, Carol. He was a loving stepfather of four and grandfather of seven. He was a professional trucker and ...

Myron Dobson

Myron “Dobbie” Dobson was born July 31, 1928 in Parshall, N.D. and he went home to our Father in heaven on Feb. 7, 2012. Mr. Dobson worked in Montana for International Harvester for 30 years before moving his family to ...

Denis Parish

Denis Parish, 64, of Payson, Ariz., born May 5, 1947, passed away peacefully Feb. 4, 2012, after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. His family was by his side when he left to be with the Lord. At the age ...

Judith Marie Sanderson

Judith Marie Sanderson went to be with the Lord on Jan. 30, 2012 at home. She was born Aug. 9, 1949 in Montclair, N.J. to William and Patricia Krauss. She was the oldest of eight children. Mrs. Sanderson was a ...

Robert Eugene Gainer

Robert Eugene Gainer, born June 13, 1949, died Jan. 30, 2012. Mr. Gainer was a native of Michigan and was also known as Biker Bob. He had lived in Christopher Creek for several years and had recently moved to Payson. ...

Richard A. Havel

Richard A. Havel passed away peacefully in his sleep Jan. 18, 2012. He was born Sept. 14, 1927 in Poth, Texas. He was a high school athlete and he loved to run — he had great legs. As a teen, ...

Joyce Adair Lynch

Joyce Adair Lynch, a great lady, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012. She was born Nov. 2, 1925 in Watertown, S.D. to John and Neva Udseth. She left for the big city of Chicago and eventually worked as the ...

Steve Greer

A memorial service for Steve Greer, 62, will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 518 E. 2nd St., Winslow, Ariz. It is impossible to put a lifetime well lived into one ...

Rita Carol Lyons

Rita Carol Lyons, 75, went to be with her Lord Feb. 22, 2012 in Payson, Ariz. She was born Jan. 25, 1937 in Escanaba, Mich. to Richard Carlton and Beatrice Louise Jackson. Her family moved to Tucson, Ariz. in August ...

Alan Rekate

Father Alan Rekate was born Feb. 10, 1932 in Elgin, Ill. and passed away on Feb. 16, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Irving and Catherine Rekate; and his brothers, Donald and James Rekate. Father Alan attended ...

David Kenneth Wingfield

David Kenneth Wingfield was born Oct. 27, 1916. A longtime rancher in Arizona, Mr. Wingfield passed away Feb. 18, 2012 at his home in Clarkdale, Ariz., one week after his wife Nina passed. They were married for 75 years. Mr. ...

Nina Adeline Wingfield

Nina Adeline Wingfield was born March 16, 1918 in Williams, Ariz. and passed away Feb. 11, 2012 at home in Clarkdale, Ariz. She was married to David Kenneth Wingfield for 75 years and they were longtime ranchers on the Apache ...

Ruth Ann Anderson

Ruth Ann Anderson passed away Friday, Feb. 24, 2012 at Hospice Compassus in Payson, Ariz. after a short bout with pancreatic cancer. She was born in Twin Falls, Idaho on July 3, 1938 and was raised in Jerome, Idaho during ...

Edward Reiff

Sadly, Edward Reiff passed away at home on Feb. 24, 2012 with his wife at his side. Born in Kingston, N.Y., he is survived by his wife of 25 years, Kitty Reiff; daughter, Kristi Bruce and family, Kevin, Cory, Caden ...

Jack Jr. Charles Warter

Jack Charles Warter Jr. passed away at his home in Claypool, Ariz. on Feb. 23, 2012 surrounded by his loving family. He was a native Arizonan born in Globe, Ariz. to Jack and Myrtle Warter on Sept. 12, 1939. After ...