Obituaries for January 2013

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Jonathon Harold Coleman

Jonathon Harold Coleman was born Oct. 5, 1988 and died Dec. 25, 2012. An angel on earth was given his wings to fly to heaven and be with his God. His time here was short in human terms. The impact ...

Frank Joseph Lancy

Frank Joseph Lancy, formerly of Payson, was born Aug. 15, 1917 in Crystal Falls, Mich. to Michael and Joanne Lancy and died Dec. 27, 2012 in Anaheim Hills, Calif. He served in the military from September 1942 to January 1946 ...

D.B. Clemit

D.B. Santa Clemit died Dec. 26, 2012. He was born Feb. 14, 1944. He was known to be Rockin’ Ron’s sidekick on KMOG Trades N Sales. He also served the community as Santa for the Clothe a Child program and ...

Sharon Sue Cheek

Sharon Cheek, 66, of Payson, passed away on Dec. 26, 2012. She was born in Joplin, Mo. to Earl and LaVerne Cheek. Ms. Cheek grew up in Sun Valley, Calif., and then moved to Payson with her parents 17 years ...

Anthony John Alfano

Anthony (Tony) Alfano died Dec. 22, 2012 at the age of 78. He was born in the Bronx, N.Y. to Alice and Francesco Alfano and grew up in a large Italian family. He was the loving father of five children: ...

Norman Franklin Hook

Norman Franklin Hook, 81, of Payson, passed away Jan. 1, 2013 at his home. He is survived by his wife, Janet M. Hook; four daughters, Judith M. (Kevin) Smith of Arkansas, Suzan A. (Kurt) Hatteberg of Colorado, Sheila A. (James) ...

Roy Carson Kennedy

Roy Carson Kennedy, of Tonto Basin, born May 31, 1940 in Flagstaff, to James Carson Kennedy and Tessie Ruth Nagiller-Kennedy, died Dec. 26, 2012 at the age of 72. He was married to and is survived by his childhood sweetheart, ...

Dean Dede Standridge

Mrs. Dean Standridge, of Payson, passed away Dec. 26, 2012 at the age of 89. She was born March 16, 1923 to the late Edbert Peairson and Cleo Timmons-Peairson. Mrs. Standridge was affectionately known to her family as Dede. At ...

E. Lowell Scrivner

E. Lowell Scrivner died Dec. 22, 2012 surrounded by family in Phoenix after a stroke. He was born Jan. 9, 1926 at home in Douglas County, Mo. to James and Jessie Scrivner. He started school at 4 in a one-room ...

Rodman Leonard Scott

Rodman Leonard Scott, 81, of Payson, was born Sept. 2, 1931 in California to Rodman and Ruth Scott. He died Jan. 2, 2013 in Payson. He worked as a tool and die maker. Surviving Mr. Scott are his daughters, Lisa ...

Todd Roland Braswell

Todd Roland Braswell, of Payson, died Dec. 18, 2012. He leaves behind his wife, Andrea Braswell; son, Brandon Lavender; daughters, Jennifer, Cassandra and Brittany; and four grandchildren. Also surviving are his mother, Brenda Westerfield; sisters, Teresa and Stephanie; brothers, Jimmy ...

Mike Elinski

Mike Elinski would have celebrated his 64th birthday Dec. 29, 2012. His fastidious Capricorn nature, strong constitution and Pennsylvania Polish work ethic would not have him retiring any time soon. A graduate of Cortez High School in 1966, Mike bought ...

Gordon Metcalf

Gordon Metcalf was a man who loved life and lived it to its fullest. He was born Oct. 21, 1930 in San Bernardino, Calif. and was called home to be with his wife, Eva Mae, on Nov. 30, 2012. Mr. ...

Anne Lee Sitko

Anne Lee (Moore) Sitko, of Payson, passed away surrounded by her children Jan. 5, 2013 at the age of 84. She was born Oct. 30, 1928 in Grand Island, Neb., to William and Anna Mae Moore. She grew up in ...

Dean Standridge

Mrs. Dean Standridge, of Payson, passed away Dec. 26, 2012 at the age of 89. She was born March 16, 1923 to the late Edbert Peairson and Cleo Timmons-Peairson. She was affectionately known to her family as Dede. At the ...

EvaLee Gailey

EvaLee Savoy Gailey, 90, of Boulder, Utah, passed away Jan. 14, 2013 at her home in Boulder. She was born Nov. 12, 1922 in Phoenix, to Marshall Duroc and Nellie Byrd Banks Savoy. She married Keith LeGrand Gailey Oct. 1, ...

Lauren Gail

Lauren Gail, 72, peacefully passed away Nov. 24, 2012 in Payson. She was born Aug. 30, 1941 as Gail Frances Draper in Sacramento, Calif. to Nellie and Keith Draper. She was known to many in the Payson area for her ...

Walter Perham

Walter “Bob” Perham went to be with the Lord on Jan. 6, 2013. He was born in Chelsea, Mass. to Joshua and Hazel Perham on Aug. 23, 1925. He was very proud of his English/ Canadian descent and was always ...

I.“Bud” R. Smith

I.R. “Bud” Smith passed away Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013 at his home in Payson, Ariz., surrounded by his family. Bud was born Oct. 18, 1927, the youngest of eight children. He served in the Navy both during and after WWII ...

Robert Harvey Ebarb

Robert Harvey Ebarb, 68, went home peacefully to be with the Lord on Jan. 10, 2013. He was born Feb. 14, 1944. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Judy Sanders-Ebarb; son, Brandon Ebarb; daughter, Michelle Ebarb-Rhodes; and ...

Howard James Billingsley

Howard James Billingsley, beloved father, husband and volunteer, died Jan 19, 2013, in Payson. He was born in May 20, 1936 in Phoenix. He met his sweetheart when they were 14, and when they began dating three years later, a ...

Virgil Laverne Orth

Virgil Laverne Orth was born July 22, 1921 in Leana, Kan. Mr. Orth married his wife of 68 years, Irene, on Sept. 29, 1944 in Seattle, Wash. He served in the Naval Air Corps during World War II and in ...

Katie Carlen Bell

Beautiful “Katie” left this earth to join her heavenly family Jan. 19, 2013. She was born May 9, 1923 in Hidalgo, Jasper County, Ill., near Liberty Hill, south of Greenup, to the late Lowell C. “Bump” and Mary I. Sowers-Dunn. ...

Carl George Downey

Carl George Downey, 40, passed away on Dec. 31, 2012, at his home in Payson. He was born Aug. 14, 1972 in Chicago, Ill. to proud parents Arthur and Diana Downey. He was a devoted husband, loving father and a ...

Kristi Lynn Watkins

Kristi Lynn Watkins, 49 years young, peacefully went home to be with our Lord on Jan. 27, 2013. She was born in Moorhead, Minn. on Oct. 5, 1963. She grew up in Halstad, Minn. She moved to Payson in 2006 ...

Elizabeth D. Wyatt

Elizabeth (Betty) D. Wyatt of Strawberry, Ariz. was born to Hermann and Alvina Doose on Feb. 19, 1919 in Glenwood Springs, Colo. She passed away on Jan. 27, 2013 in Phoenix, Ariz. at the Ryan House Hospice of the Valley ...