Obituaries for July 2012

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Manuel Dillard

Manuel Dillard passed into the arms of his Lord and Savior on June 5, 2012 after a brief battle with cancer. He was born Sept. 22, 1937 in Bristol, Tenn. to Rufus and Blanche Dillard. He served proudly in the ...

Lance Stacklie

Lance Stacklie was born in California May 16, 1968. His love of vehicles began at an early age, starting with his bicycle collection and progressing to cars. He was an avid car collector and was affectionately known as the “Cadillac ...

Florence Duran

Florence Duran, beloved mother and grandmother was born July 25, 1929 in Texas. She retired from Honeywell at an early age. Her passion was her volunteer work in many different organizations and politics. She is survived by three brothers in ...

Dennis Eugene Engel

Dennis Eugene Engel was born Oct. 31, 1939 to Rex and Marie Engel in Chicago, Ill. He passed away peacefully in his home with his family present on July 4, 2012 after battling cancer. “Dennis is now in peace with ...

Opal Jennings Jones

Opal Jennings Jones of Payson, formerly of Safford, passed away June 25, 2012. She was born July 27, 1919 in Bisbee. She was preceded in death by her son, Jim Jones and daughter, Judy Jones. She leaves behind her daughter, ...

Keith Sowell

Keith Sowell passed away peacefully July 5, 2012 in his home in Woodinville, Wash., after a year long battle with cancer. He was born Sept. 12, 1948 in Safford. He graduated from Tempe High School in 1966 continuing on to ...

Walter, Jr. Eugene Thomas

Walter Eugene Thomas, Jr., 95, of Newport, R.I., died Thursday, July 5, 2012 in the home of his daughter Suzanne in Young, Ariz. He was the loving husband of the late Laura Silvia Thomas of Newport, who passed away on ...

Edward M. Corson

Lieutenant Colonel (USAF-Retired) Edward M. Corson of Payson, went to be with our Lord on June 13, 2012. He was born May 13, 1923 to Robert H. Corson and Lillian Post in Toledo, Ohio. Ed’s immediate “family” includes: Kenrick Francis, ...

Gayle Marie Lacau

Gayle Marie Lacau, 62, passed away June 29, 2012 in Payson. She was born Oct. 3, 1949 in San Francisco, Calif. Gayle was a member of the Payson Seventh-day Adventist Church and the Payson Choral Society. She worked for the ...

Frances E. Mumford

Frances E. Gray Mumford of Payson, formerly of Strawberry and Mesa, passed away July 11, 2012, of Alzheimer’s complications. She was born Nov. 8, 1916 in Shelbyville, Ind. Mrs. Mumford was active in Mesa when her husband, Lee, was on ...

Daniel (Danny) Dee Myers

Daniel (Danny) Dee Myers of Payson, passed away at home, July 7, 2012. He was born Sept. 15, 1954 in Yuba City, Calif. He was adopted by Mina and Fred Myers when he was 2-1/2 years old. He graduated from ...

Fred L. Pattison

Fred L. Pattison, 79, passed away July 9, 2012 at his home in Strawberry, from cancer complications. He was born Sept. 14, 1932 in Westchester, N.Y. to George and Florence Pattison. He is survived by his partner, Joe Sombrio, the ...

Devin Grace Frantzke

Devin Grace Frantzke, of Payson, went to heaven with her dear friend Jeff on July 15, 2012. Devin, an Arizona native, was born March 19, 1998 in Mesa to Mark and Sherry Frantzke. In 2001, she and her family moved ...

Jeff Johnston

Jeff Johnston was taken from us suddenly in the early morning hours of July 15 2012. He was born May 4, 1957 in Saginaw, Mich. He moved with his family in 1960 to Phoenix. He graduated from Washington High School ...

Kimberly D. Randall

Kimberly D. Randall of Payson passed away July 2, 2012. She was born on June 6, 1972 in Payson. Ms. Randall lived in Payson most of her life. She was a stay-at-home mom and she will be missed by all. ...

Kenneth Sr. A. Richter

Kenneth A. Richter Sr., beloved husband and father, passed away July 29, 2012. He was born March 10, 1926. Mr. Richter was a senior designer at Goodyear Aerospace and retired to Strawberry in 1988. He is survived by his loving ...

Sara Belle Jones

Sara Belle Jones passed away July 29, 2012 at the age of 78. Sara Holder Morris Jones was born Oct. 25, 1933 in Mesa, one of seven children, to parents Tom and Lilly Holder of Kingman Ariz. She moved to ...