Obituaries for June 2012

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Charlotte Lee Casey

Charlotte Lee Casey, 80, of Payson, Ariz., went to be with her Lord on May 15, 2012 in Phoenix, Ariz. She was born April 11, 1932 in Akron, Ohio to the late Clarence Rhodes and Ethel Irene (Irvin) Dyer. She ...

Vern Vickers

Vern Vickers went to the Lord’s home on May 24, 2012. He was born in Van Ives, Calif. and moved to Arizona in his 20s. In 1965, he joined and worked for the Arizona Pipe Trades Local Union 469, retiring ...

Carl O’Hara

Carl went home to be with his Lord on May 28, 2012 at the age of 77. His newfound faith has truly been a comfort to his family. He was born in Salt Creek Township, Pickaway County, Ohio. He served ...

James Jr. Harry Woody

James Harry Woody Jr., 63, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on May 29, 2012. He was born in Montgomery, Ala., the last of four children. Mr. Woody served as a barber for four years in the ...

David Michael Arthur

David Michael Arthur, born Dec. 13, 2011, passed away on June 2, 2012 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz. David is survived by his parents, J.D. and Kim Arthur of Payson; sister, Danielle of Payson; grandparents, Beverley Arthur and ...

Elfreda Onabel Bourne

Elfreda Onabel Bourne, B.S.N., R.N., 93, of Gilbert, Ariz., peacefully rejoined her brothers and sisters who went before her. Elfreda was born in Lucky Lake, Saskatchewan, moved to Quesnel, British Columbia, and spent most of her adult life in Southern ...

Robert Leon Melton

Robert (Bob) Leon Melton was born Sept. 4, 1946 and died May 30, 2012. Mr. Melton is survived by his four children, Lance, Racquel, Rana and Rhett; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Mr. Melton was an upholsterer for more than ...

Nancy Jean Robertson

Nancy Jean (Bradford) Robertson, 77, passed away peacefully and unexpectedly at her home on the evening of June 2, 2012. She was born Feb. 11, 1935 in Phoenix, the middle of three daughters of Violet and Maurice Bradford. Due to ...

George Blalock

George Blalock, born Feb. 7, 1933 at Grosse Isle, Mich., passed away on June 7, 2012. Mr. Blalock was a resident of Canal Senior Apartments and a Payson resident for more than 30 years. A retired auto mechanic he was ...

Donald Munding

Donald Munding passed away June 6, 2012 in Payson, Ariz. He was born Nov. 22, 1918 in Rochester, N.Y. He was preceded in death by his wife Helen; his daughter, Elaine; and brothers, Everett, Bernard and Richard. Surviving are a ...

Patrick “Mack” McElhiney

Patrick “Mack” McElhiney died June 11, 2012, leaving behind his wife, Beth and sons, Nathan and Bobby. Memorial donations in his name may be sent to the Payson Christian Clinic, 701 S. Ponderosa, Suite D, Payson, AZ 85541.

Monty Ambrose

Monty Ambrose passed away June 11, 2012 in Payson, Ariz., at the age of 90. He was born Dec. 26, 1921 in Paterson, N.J. Mr. Ambrose was preceded in death by his wife, Matilda Ambrose in 2001. He is survived ...

Joanne Lawson

Joanne Lawson was born Feb. 9, 1953. She passed away June 5, 2012 at the Arizona Heart Institute in Phoenix due to cardiac complications. She came to Payson from North Carolina about 18 years ago. Many will remember JoJo as ...

Shirley Ann Nay

Shirley Ann Nay passed away June 18, 2012. She was born Sept. 17, 1948 in Minneapolis, Minn. Mrs. Nay lived most of her life in Arizona where she raised her family. She and her husband retired to Payson, where she ...

Douglas Orcutt

Douglas Orcutt passed away on June 16, 2012 in Payson, Ariz. He was born on Nov. 21, 1991 in San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Orcutt is survived by his father, Evard Orcutt; sisters, Elena, Larissa, Rose, Lisa and Merry Orcutt; and ...

Walter C. Obrecht

Walter “Wally” C. Obrecht, born Nov. 26, 1926, passed away peacefully in his home on June 19, 2012 at age 85, with his loving family all around him. He became ill in March and despite the efforts of the wonderful ...

Adriana Marie Cruz

Adriana Marie Cruz, “Adri,” of Hayden, formerly of Payson, passed away May 19, 2012 in Dudleyville, Ariz. at the age of 16. She was born Sept. 5, 1995 in Tucson, the youngest child of Anna and Ray Cruz. She resided ...

Wilburn B. Liley

Wilburn B. (W.B. or Web) Liley, born Oct. 8, 1921, Rt. 2, Parma, Mo., passed away at 90 years of age on June 21, 2012. Mr. Liley was raised on a farm and was known for his ability to break ...

Elizabeth Lemmon

Elizabeth Lemmon, 97, of Greeley, Colo., formerly of Payson, Ariz., died June 22, 2012 in Greeley, Colo. A viewing will be at 7 p.m., Friday, June 29 at Messinger Payson Funeral Home, 901 S. Westerly Road. A visitation will be ...