Obituaries for May 2012

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Michelle Echo Seay

Michelle Echo Seay was born June 13, 1992 in College Station, Texas. She is the oldest child in a family with three children. She died April 18, 2012. She is survived by her mother, Karen; her sister, Mary; her brother, ...

Marion L. Switzer-Erichsen

Marion L. Switzer-Erichsen died April 25, 2012. She was born Nov. 19, 1922 in Kansas. Her family moved to Colorado in 1954 and then moved to Phoenix, in 1975. She was a winter visitor to Tonto Basin for many years, ...

Robert R. McDowell

Robert R. McDowell passed away April 24, 2012 in Scottsdale, Ariz. at the age of 79. He was born Sept. 18, 1933 in Phoenix, Ariz. After graduating from high school he immediately joined the U.S. Air Force. He served his ...

Helen Schuessler

Helen Schuessler passed away peacefully April 19, 2012 — her 93rd birthday. Mrs. Schuessler was a former resident of Majestic Rim Apartments in Payson, but more recently had resided in Phoenix where she enjoyed her grandkids and great-grandkids. According to ...

Frances Jeanne Henry

Frances Jeanne Henry passed away on May 4, 2012 in Payson. She was born July 31, 1926 in Benton, Ill. On July 3, 1948 she married Harold William Henry and together they raised six children in central Minnesota. A family ...

Venice Irene (Phillips) Talley

Venice Irene (Phillips) Talley died peacefully on April 6, 2012 at Payson Care Center where she was undergoing rehabilitation following a stroke in February. She was born on Feb. 22, 1917 in Guy, Ark., the third child of Martin Luther ...

Lorraine Elizabeth Austin

Love bears all things, Believes all things, Hopes all things, Endures all things. Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13:7-8 Lorraine Elizabeth Austin was born April 17, 1916 in Long Island, N.Y. She went to be with Jesus April 25, 2012 ...

Gwenna Jean Ethington Eagar

Gwenna Jean Ethington Eagar, 80, formerly of Strawberry, Ariz., passed away May 4, 2012 in Flagstaff, Ariz. She was born Nov. 3, 1931 in Colonia Garcia, Chihuahua, Mexico. She was the first of five children born to Brigham A. and ...

Theresa Isenhower

Theresa Isenhower went to be with the Lord on May 5, 2012 surrounded by her family. “Theresa was a wonderful, loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother,” writes her family. “She will be forever in our hearts.” She is survived ...

Samuel Warren

Samuel Warren met Jesus face-to-face after graduating into heaven peacefully on May 12, 2012 at Payson Regional Medical Center. He was born Nov. 7, 1939 in Joplin, Mo., the second son of Jacob Frank and Patricia. Growing up in a ...

Barbara Cockrum

Barbara Cockrum passed away May 9, 2012 in her home, surrounded by her husband and family. She will be remembered by all as “bouncy Barbie” — full of life and laughter. She is survived by her husband, Jack Cockrum; brother-in-law, ...

Hannah Grace Lloyd

A little angel, Hannah Grace Lloyd, was called home on May 11, 2012. “Hannah was special in so many ways. While she wasn’t able to walk and talk as a well as other children, she could put a smile in ...

Socorro Parra Perez

Socorro Parra Perez, passed away May 6, 2012 in Payson, Ariz. at the age of 85. She was born June 28, 1926 in Yuma, Ariz. She lived in Ajo, Ariz. most of her life, moving to Payson in 1988. She ...

Mary Jean Tanner

Mary Jean (Korte) Tanner, 89, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on May 12, 2012. Mrs. Tanner married the love of her life, Ray, who preceded her in death, in 1942. Together, they raised eight children: Ray Jr. (Patti), ...

Austin Doyle Coffey

Austin Doyle Coffey, retired teacher and Payson activist, died Friday, May 18 at the age of 90. Mr. Coffey was one of the driving forces in bringing Gila Community College to Payson. Born near Sweetwater, Okla. in 1921, he was ...

Sharon Gossett

Sharon Gossett passed away to her peace, surrounded by her family on May 18, 2012. Mrs. Gossett, always at her husband’s side, dedicated more than 50 years of her life to missionary work among the Native Americans and people throughout ...

Margaret Singer

Margaret “Peggy” Singer, 74, left to be with the Lord on May 8, 2012 in Payson, Ariz. Mrs. Singer was born Sept. 16, 1937 in Phoenix, Ariz. to Ben and Cleo Sells, who preceded her in death. Her granddaughter, Sabrina ...

Helen Patricia Johnson

Helen Patricia Johnson, 80, passed away May 23, 2012. Pat was born in Fresno, California, the only daughter of Byron and Irene Deshler. Pat’s father was a Methodist pastor and Pat spent her childhood living in Arizona and Southern California. ...

Clara Hanich

Clara Hanich entered into eternal rest May 12, 2012 near Tonto Basin, Ariz. She was born Clara Mae Ackerson in Blackwell, Okla. She was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother as well as a selfless woman of great faith in ...