Obituaries for August 2013

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Lois Ann Ruder Smith

Lois Ann Ruder Smith passed away July 25, 2013 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix at the age of 78. Mrs. Smith was born Dec. 4, 1934 in Elyria, Ohio. She grew up and went to school in Elyria. After ...

Robert Vebber

Robert “Bob” Vebber, 77, passed away July 11, 2013 in Phoenix. He was born June 3, 1936 in Milwaukee, Wis. to the late Albert and Leola Vebber. He graduated from Arizona State University and then served in the United States ...

Floyd Keel Maynus

Floyd Keel Maynus passed away July 31, 2013 in Mesa. He was born July 5, 1975 in Payson. He graduated from Payson High and worked several jobs in technology. Many who knew Mr. Maynus considered him a computer whiz as ...

Jo Ann Elizabeth Fisher

Jo Ann Elizabeth Fisher passed away June 6, 2013. She was born July 4, 1933. Mrs. Fisher is survived by her son, Richard Fisher; daughter, Laura Wilhelm; three grandchildren, David, Eric and Julia; and nine great-grandchildren. There will be a ...

Frederick David Mayo

Frederick David Mayo, born April 30, 1931, passed away quietly Aug. 3, 2013. Mr. Mayo died as he lived, surrounded by loved ones, in the home he built in Strawberry, the only place he ever wanted to be. He is ...

Troy E. Nelson

Troy Nelson was a loving husband, father, uncle and friend. Born July 25, 1962 in Jamestown, N.Y., he moved to Arizona during his high school years and was a Payson resident for almost 20 years. He greatly enjoyed the Rim ...

Dorothy G. Hardman

At age 91, Dorothy G. Hardman of Payson, passed away peacefully on July 30, 2013. She was born Nov. 29, 1921 in Bakersfield Calif. to Lewus and Lily Griffith. She lived with her husband in California for most of their ...

Harry Robertson

Longtime Mesa del Caballo resident Harry Robertson died Aug. 7, 2013 after a valiant battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Robertson was a civil engineer with Ameroon in Abudhabi, UAE in 1981. He graduated from the University of Wyoming after attending the ...

Michelle Leigh Daniels

Michelle Leigh Daniels passed away Aug. 3, 2013. She was 36 years old and lived with her husband DJ Daniels and 8-year-old daughter Shea Leigh Daniels in Chino Valley, Ariz. She fought a battle with breast cancer for seven years. ...

Dennis Joseph Engel

On Aug. 9, 2013, Dennis (Buck) Engel left this earth only to enter a paradise with his Lord and Savior. He was born July 6, 1972. Mr. Engel moved to Payson with his father, Dennis E. Engel and sister, Christine ...

James V. Jasper

On the eve of Aug. 4, 2013, James V. Jasper, at age 79, passed peacefully from this world. He will be dearly missed by his companion of 38 years, Mary Johnson, along with his many friends in Phoenix, Payson and ...

Patricia Ann Taylor

Patricia Ann Taylor, 70, of Tonto Basin passed away July 29, 2013. She died in Flagstaff, one of the Arizona towns she had called home, of Glioblastoma Multiforme, a form of brain cancer. She is survived by her husband of ...

Jacob A, Blaauw

Jacob A. Blaauw, born Jan. 2, 1960, died July 22, 2013. The Rim Country lost an incredible one-of-a-kind, caring man when he lost his fight with cancer. Most knew him as “Hillbilly,” Jake “the Snake,” or just friend. A longtime ...

James L. Haggard

James L. Haggard, founder of JD & JL Lock Shop and Safes of Payson, was born Jan. 1, 1933 in Phoenix and passed away July 24, 2013 in Mesa. Mr. Haggard has joined his loving wife Loretta A. Haggard. He ...

Erma June Hale

Erma June Hale, 82, of Gisela, died on Aug. 12, 2013. She was born June 17, 1931 in Eureka Springs, Ark. She was preceded in death by her husband of 20 years, Edwin Hale; two sisters, Inez and Jane; and ...

Frances Mary Karpovich Mitchell

Frances Mary Karpovich Mitchell, 81, a resident of Payson for 20 years, passed away Aug. 8, 2013 surrounded by loved ones. She was born July 13, 1932 in Wellington, N.J. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Richard ...

Harry Robertson

Longtime Mesa del Caballo resident Harry Robertson died Aug. 7, 2013 after a valiant battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Robertson’s career as a civil engineer with Ameron took him all over the world. He was deputy manager of engineering for the ...

Wyatt Douglas Althoff

Wyatt Douglas Althoff, 26, passed away Aug. 17, 2013, in a boating accident on Roosevelt Lake. He was born Oct. 6, 1986, in Tucson. Wyatt is survived by his father, Brent (Marianne) Althoff of Payson; his mother, Linda (Casey) Smith ...

Ewert John Kimball

Ewert John Kimball, 71, of Payson, passed away Aug. 19, 2013. He was born in Davenport, Iowa and previously lived in the cities of Walcott and Bettendorf Iowa. Mr. Kimball proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps ...

David Toby Allen

David Toby Allen died Aug. 22, 2013 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix. He was born April 12, 1963. Mr. Allen was often seen around town as the wandering minstrel with his guitar — a lost soul to be sure. ...

James F. Ballard

Jim Ballard peacefully slipped into God’s hands on Aug. 26, 2013 in Walnut Creek, Calif. He was a former resident of Tonto Village. He spent his entire working career in the printing business. He leaves behind his loved ones, Phyllis ...

Alec McHenry

Alec McHenry’s journey on this earth is complete and he has joined his beloved wife, Wanda, with all the angels of our Lord. Mr. McHenry was born in Wilkensberg, Pa. and he passed away at his home in Strawberry on ...