Obituaries for March 2012

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Helen Berry

Helen Berry of Tucson, Ariz. passed away on Feb. 28, 2012. Mrs. Berry was a 25-year resident of Payson prior to moving back to her favorite city of Tucson. She was born August 15, 1921 in Duluth, Minn. to Elmer ...

Jack Charles Warter

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

Ani Ani

Longtime Payson resident and Plant Fair Nursery employee Ani Ani passed away Feb. 23, 2012. Ani is survived by her daughter, Debbie; grandchildren, Kristen, Mathew and Justin; and great-granddaughter, Aida Lynne. Her daughter and son-in-law are requesting that donations in ...

Jack Mecham

Jack Mecham, longtime Payson resident and owner of Wild About Hair, passed away March 4, 2012. Jack was born Nov. 21, 1951 in Long Beach, Calif. In 1956, the family moved on to Jack’s beloved White Rock Ranch, where he ...

Nancy Caroline Ragland

Nancy Caroline Ragland, 80, died peacefully on March 2, 2012. Born July 22, 1931 in Watertown, Wis., Nancy came to Arizona as a young wife and mother in 1956. After a career with the postal service, she retired and traveled ...

Martha Ann Tod

Martha Ann Tod was born Dec. 20 1927 in Nogales, Ariz. She passed away March 1, 2012 in Payson, Ariz. Martha was a teacher in Phoenix, Paradise Valley and Springerville, Ariz. Martha attended Nogales High, where she was a member ...

Mary June Beecroft

Mary June Atkinson Beecroft, known as June, was born in 1935, in Wheeling, Ohio County, W. Va., the only child of Earl Clifford Atkinson (1893-1988) and Mary Maud Anderson Atkinson (1902-1945) of Roney’s Point, W. Va. She attended Triadelphia Grade ...

Yvonne J. Cox

Yvonne J. Cox, born in The Hague, Netherlands on Feb. 12, 1940, died on March 7, 2012 at the Scottsdale Shea Hospital, Scottsdale, Ariz. At the time of her death, she and her husband Jim Cox had resided in Strawberry, ...

Philip Arthur Kamesch

Philip Arthur Kamesch, 74, of Payson went to be with the Lord on Thursday morning March 8, 2012. He was born May 27, 1937 in Chicago, Ill. His family moved to Phoenix in the early 1940s. He graduated from St. ...

Bernard Bobby Lieder

Bernard “Bernie” Bobby Lieder, 72, architect, died at home with his family on Sunday, March 4, 2012 of pancreatic cancer. He was born Feb. 17, 1940 on the home farm, near New Ulm, Minn. to Florence H. Geldaker and Robert ...

Staff Sergeant Ryan Ryan F. Coyer

Staff Sergeant Ryan F. Coyer passed away unexpectedly Monday, March 12 at the age of 26. Staff Sgt. Ryan F. Coyer, the son of Anthony and Mary (Carl) Coyer, was born Aug. 23, 1985 in Nashville, Tenn. He graduated from ...

Vernon Jay Crout

Vernon Jay Crout, 81, of Payson, Ariz. went home to be with the Lord on March 14, 2012. He was born on Aug. 4, 1930 in Rock Rapids, Iowa. He was retired U.S. Air Force, served in the Vietnam War ...

Donald L. Powell

Donald L. Powell, 78, went home peacefully on Sunday, March 11, in the loving arms of his family. He was born June 8, 1933 to Elmus and Ethel Powell in Hardy, Ark. His family moved to Payson in 1942 and ...

Vern W. Prentice

When the West was wild and riding the range was full of lore; there was someone missing from the days of past. That was Vern W. Prentice, born 100 years too late to walk this Arizona land of cowboys and ...

Robert Belknap Markey

Robert Belknap Markey of Show Low, Navajo County, Ariz. passed away peacefully March 9, 2012 at his home in Show Low. He was 95. Mr. Markey was born the youngest of six children to the late Irwin Belknap and Della ...

Paul Barnes

Paul Barnes was born May 15, 1920 in Missouri and was one of six siblings, he died March 8, 2012. He was part of the “Greatest Generation” and proudly served in the Navy during World War II. In 1941 he ...

Allan Webb Frank

Allan Webb Frank, 75, a seasonal resident of Forest Lakes, passed away Feb. 21, 2012 at his home in Phoenix, Ariz. Mr. Frank served as an airman second class in the United States Air Force from 1954-1958 as a weather ...

Polly Fulton

Polly Fulton, formerly of Payson Ariz., was born Feb. 5, 1921 in Murray, Ky. She died March 16, 2012. She married Woodrow “Woody” Hanaford from Detroit, Mich. in 1936 and was happily married for 69 years until Woody’s death in ...

Kathleen Allison Guerrero

Kathleen Allison Falls Guerrero born Aug. 10, 1970 passed away March 4, 2012 after a long, courageous battle with cancer. She is survived by parents, Dean and Esther Falls, formerly of Strawberry; husband, Juan Guerrero; son, Brandon; and daughter, Brianna. ...

Shirley R. Havey

Shirley R. Havey was born June 18, 1933 and, after a brief illness, passed peacefully March 16, 2012. She was the beloved wife of Charles Havey for 57 years and retired from Honeywell. She had been a resident of Payson ...

Herbert Alton Gregg

Herbert Alton Gregg, born June 14, 1918 in Tiffany Springs, Mo., passed away from complications following hip surgery on March 15, 2012. He was the third and last child of Thomas and Margaret Gregg. His two older sisters, Francis and ...

Carol A. Honkey

Born Carol A. Honkey in St. Louis, Mo., Mrs. Banozich and her family moved to Phoenix, Ariz. in 1962. She worked as a hairdresser until becoming the first woman Clairol Color specialist. She later found her calling working with brain ...

Charles Francis Brewer

Charles Francis Brewer was born May 5, 1944 to Charles Eugene Brewer and Ernestine Mae Alltizer Brewer in Alva, Okla. He attended schools in Cherokee, Garber and Blackwell, Okla. and graduated from Medicine Lodge, Kan. High School in 1962 and ...

Dorothy Joan Mann

Dorothy Joan Mann, 70, passed away March 1, 2012, after a 20-year battle with cancer. Mrs. Mann was born Sept. 24, 1941 in Ventura, Calif., where she raised her two sons, Robert Boatman, Esq. of Scottsdale, Ariz. and Dr. Barry ...

Margie Y. Bissell

Margie Y. Bissell of Payson passed away Saturday, March 24. She was born Dec. 26, 1941 in Crothersville, Ind. Mrs. Bissell had a wonderful sense of humor as well as a feisty and practical side, she truly was one of ...

George Warren Phillips

George Warren Phillips, living in the Payson area for the last 23 years, passed away March 23, 2012, at the age of 86. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy (Dottie) Phillips. Mr. Phillips was born Feb. 23, ...

Jean Seymour

Jean Seymour, 72, of Payson, passed away peacefully with her husband at her side at Payson Regional Medical Center after a short illness. She was born as a twin Feb. 7, 1940 in Racine, Wis. at the St. Luke’s Hospital, ...