Obituaries for July 2013

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Florence Randall Howard

Florence Randall Howard, a modern day pioneer woman, passed away peacefully on July 1, 2013 at Hospice Compassus in Payson. Mrs. Howard was born May 6, 1917 in Pine, the eighth of nine children of Walter John and Martha Florence ...

Gladys Juanita Eddings O'Donnell

Gladys Juanita Eddings O’Donnell, 89, passed away June 30, 2013 in Payson. She was born Aug. 17, 1923 to Simon Newton Eddings and Sarah Ann Smith Eddings in Cook County, Okla. She married Orville O’Donnell on Aug. 27, 1940 in ...

Clarence Walter Auckly

Clarence Walter “Speedy” Auckly passed away June 27, 2013 with his family, Marian, Shannon and Dave at his side. He married the love of his life, Marian Sparks on Sept. 7, 1963. He was born Aug. 6, 1922 in Phoenix ...

Richard A. Pinkerton

Richard A. Pinkerton returned to the arms of our Lord Jesus Christ on June 2, 2013. Hospice kept him comfortable and free of pain and suffering. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert E. Pinkerton and Hazel Pinkerton; ...

Judith Lee Collins

Judy Collins, 72, of Payson, died peacefully on July 1, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by family and friends at her home. Judy Lee Shoemaker was born Dec. 12, 1940 to Leo and Shirley (Hall) Shoemaker. She ...

Leona Buchanan

Leona Buchanan, 82, of Payson, passed away July 1, 2013. She was born Dec. 28, 1930 in Santa Cruz, Calif. as Leona Elaine King. Mrs. Buchanan and her husband Jack retired in 1992. She is survived by her husband, Jack ...

Isolde Eskew

Isolde Eskew passed away July 1, 2013 in Payson. She is survived by her children, Joann Kiefer, Jeff Meyer, Linda Gosbin, Paul Eskew and Jack Eskew; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and her longtime friend and companion Jack Freeman. Mrs. Eskew ...

Willi Sebastian

“When the angels sing, “Sometimes I try so hard to understand the things you do “I like to question you when it all comes down, hear the angels sing “Stand up strong, feel the pain, when the angels sing “Love ...

Gerald Bessler

Gerald Bessler, 82, of Payson, died after complications from surgery in Phoenix on July 8, 2013. Mr. Bessler was born Feb. 21, 1931 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to Harry and Sarah (Dorfman) Bessler, the youngest of two brothers and three sisters. ...

Beverly June Bassett Reynolds

Beverly June Bassett Reynolds, 72, died peacefully on July 8, 2013, at Hospice Compassus in Payson. A native of Barberton, Ohio, she was born Jan. 15, 1941, to Harold William and Glada Mae (Page) Bassett. A longtime resident of Davie, ...

Art Trevithick

Art Trevithick passed away July 8, 2013 in Payson. He was born Nov. 12, 1926 in Pueblo, Colo. After spending two years in the Navy, he graduated from Colorado University with an electrical engineering degree. Mr. Trevithick retired from Lockheed ...

Jackie VanBuskirk

Jackie VanBuskirk, 58, of Payson, lost her courageous battle with cancer on July 6, 2013. She was born on Jan. 25, 1955 in Phoenix, and is the daughter of Allen Eugene VanBuskirk and Frances (Payne) VanBuskirk of Gisela. She spent ...

Joseph Anthony Krause

The Rev. Joseph Anthony Krause passed away July 8, 2013 at the age of 78. He is survived by eight nieces and nephews. Fr. Joe was ordained a Passionist priest in Union City, N.J. in 1968. He served at St. ...

Sara Quist

Sara “Sally” Quist was born in Connecticut and lived most of her life in Roxbury, Conn., moving to Arizona in 1995. She was married to Eric for almost 59 years. Mrs. Quist loved cooking, entertaining and gardening. She was an ...

Walter John Schmid

Walter John “Jack” Schmid, 90, of Payson, was welcomed into heaven on July 7, 2013. Born Jan. 22, 1923 in Phoenix, he made Arizona his home for 90 years. He was retired from the Bricklayer’s Union Local 3 and received ...

Harry W. Wilson

Harry W. Wilson, of Payson, passed away July 6, 2013 at the age of 78. Mr. Wilson was born March 8, 1935 in Phoenix, to Harry F. and Harriette Heiner Wilson. With him at the time of his passing were ...

Ida Ellarea Davison

Ida Ellarea Davison, daughter of Oral and Edith Beary Warren, was born Oct. 23, 1933 in Wayne County, Iowa and departed this life on June 26, 2013 at Hospice of the Valley – The Ryan House, Phoenix. Mrs. Davison attended ...

Donna Ruth Beard

Donna Ruth Beard, 86, of Payson, passed away July 15, 2013 in Payson. Born Jan. 14, 1927 to Donald and May Harrod, she was married to Paul Beard on April 23, 1960 and they were blessed with two beautiful daughters, ...

Oscar Louis Greer

Oscar Greer completed his long assignment of this earth Wednesday, July 17, 2013 in Payson. He was born March 9, 1919 in Globe-Miami to Albert Newton Greer and Blanch Evelyn Clark Greer. They, along with two older sisters, Ruby and ...

Charlene Helen Gabbert

Charlene Helen Gabbert, known as “Charlie,” succumbed to her illness after a long and fierce battle against cancer on July 12, 2013. She passed away with family in attendance at the Payson Care Center. She was born June 17, 1949 ...

David T Lloyd

David T. Lloyd was born Feb. 19, 1941 in South Hampton, R.I. He went to be with the Lord on July 18, 2013 after a long illness. He grew up in North Tonawanda, N.Y. Following graduation from high school, he ...

Clayton Thomas Whitted

Clayton Thomas Whitted was born June 27, 1985 to Carl and Kathleen Whitted. He was welcomed by his two sisters, Carmen and Cheryl. He was raised in Prescott and from a young age had a strong love for life and ...

Penelope Scowen Bassingthwaighte

At the age of 92 Penelope Bassingthwaighte, formerly from Payson, passed away peacefully on July 24, 2013 in Green Valley, Ariz. where she lived since 1971. Born to Tim and Kate Scowen on March 18, 1921 in Sheerness, Isle of ...