Obituaries for March 2013

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Eula Bower

Eula Bower died Feb. 17, 2013. She was born June 28, 1916 in Gobles, Mich. and moved to Payson in 2005. She is survived by three sons, Arnold and Larry from Payson and John from Wisconsin; three sisters, Twila, Ella ...

Ruth Harris

Ruth Harris, age 83, passed away peacefully at home in Payson on Feb. 20, 2013 with her loving family by her side. She was born July 16, 1929 in Sioux City, Iowa and spent her childhood years in Yankton, S.D. ...

Kay Francis Jenkins

Kay Francis Jenkins, 71, of Payson, also known as “Miss Kitty,” passed away Feb. 22, 2013. She was the beautiful wife of 18 years to Sonny Jenkins of Payson. She is also survived by her only son, Jeff Thomason and ...

Bette Whetten

Bette Lee Whetten passed away peacefully March 3, 2013 after many years of living with the debilitating disease, ataxia. Mrs. Whetten was born in Garcia, Chihuahua, Mexico as the third child of six given by the Lord to Albert and ...

Kenneth Eugene Parrigon

Kenneth Eugene Parrigon, 76, passed away Feb. 25, 2013 in Payson. He was born Feb. 20, 1937 in Aurora Mo. Mr. Parrigon resided in Arizona for 33 years and was with the Knights of Columbus, attended the Catholic Church and ...

Scott Robert Nelson

Scott R. Nelson, 48, loving father and devoted husband, passed away March 4, 2013. Born Dec. 14, 1964, in Jamestown N.Y., he had made his home in Payson for 18 years. Family members described him as a loving, caring, hardworking ...

Oscar Owen Ezell

Oscar Owen Ezell passed away March 1, 2013. He was born March 21, 1930 to Harden Owen and Arllie Elma Ezell in Payson. He was an only child. Though you could say his childhood best friend, Walter Jackson, was the ...

Christopher Alan Johnson

God called Christopher Alan Johnson home March 2, 2013. He was a wonderful son, brother, father, husband and friend, writes his family. Mr. Johnson is survived by his daughter, Skylar Justine Dineen-Johnson; son, Chase Alan Johnson; wife, Amanda; mother, Diana; ...

Charles Jones Jr.

Charles Jones Jr., 87, passed away March 5, 2013 at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix after a short illness. He was born on June 5, 1925 in Dana, Ind., the only child of Charles Jones Sr. and Lois Todd. He ...

Anne Demaree Schulte

Anne Demaree Schulte went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 6, 2013. She was born in Valparaiso, Ind. and was a longtime resident of Payson. She loved antiques and decorating and kept a comfortable home. She was ...

John A. Miller

John (Jack) A. Miller of Payson passed away March 11, 2013 after a long illness. He was born Feb. 13, 1927 in Albany, N.Y. and was raised in Beverly, Mass. and lived in New Wilmington, Pa. He moved to Payson ...

Glen A. Jaco

Glen A. Jaco, 88, passed away peacefully in the presence of his beloved family, March 13, 2013 at Hospice Compassus in Payson. He was born to the late Arthur and Cora Jaco on March 25, 1924 and was the seventh ...

Mary D. Fuller-Brown-Reed

Mary D. Fuller-Brown-Reed, 85, passed away into the Lord’s hands on Jan. 25, 2013. She was born in Columbus, Ark. to Sharper Witherspoon and Thelma Jefferson and was married three times. She graduated from high school in the 1940s, and ...

Mary Louise Harrison Davis

Mary Louise Harrison Davis 75, of Mesa formerly of Payson and Tonto Basin, passed away on Feb. 28, 2013. Mary was born July 21, 1937 in Standard, Ariz. She loved playing the organ and arts and crafts, but she loved ...

Glen Heber Brooks

Glen Heber Brooks of Mesa, formerly of Payson, passed away March 19, 2013 at the age of 91. He was born July 23, 1921 to Bert Josiah and Lottie Mae Brooks in Murray, Utah. He graduated from Mesa High in ...

Marilyn J. Glascock

Marilyn J. Glascock went to be with the Lord on March 12, 2013. She was born June 18, 1927 in Belden, Neb. to Donald R. and Hazel B Hughes. She was a wife, a mother and worked alongside her husband ...

John A. Miller

John (Jack) A. Miller of Payson passed away March 11, 2013 after a long illness. He was born Feb. 13, 1927 in Albany, N.Y. and was raised in Beverly, Mass. and lived in New Wilmington, Pa. He moved to Payson ...

Leona Marilyn Nelson

Leona Marilyn Nelson, age 75, a former Payson resident, died March 14, 2013 of cancer and stroke complications. Born to Harold and Rose Samuelson of St. James, Minn., she grew up on her parents’ farm in West Sveadahl, just north ...

Jason Christopher Myles Feather

Jason Christopher Myles Feather, 27, passed away March 18, 2013. He was a loving son, grandson, brother, uncle, nephew and friend. Jason was born in Phoenix in a home birth, on Feb. 17, 1986 to Dennis and Shirley Feather. Jason ...

William John Hornung

William John Hornung passed away peacefully on March 13, 2013 in Sun City, Ariz. Mr. Hornung was a resident of Payson and had lived in the state of Arizona for the last 66 years. He proudly served his country in ...

Rick Melcher

Rick Melcher, 49, of Mesa, passed away unexpectedly on March 18, 2013 in Payson. Rick was known for his love of the outdoors, his adventurous but gentle soul, his appreciation of all forms of transportation and his talents to fix ...

Elsa LeSage

Elsa (Meemo) LeSage of Payson and Prescott Valley was called to her Heavenly Family on March 21, 2013. She was born on a farm near Courtland, Kan. on Jan 5, 1913 to Agnes and Charlie Johnson, the third of eight ...

Christopher L. Blazer

Christopher L. Blazer, 41, of Phoenix and Payson, passed away unexpectedly at home on March 20, 2013. Mr. Blazer was born and raised in Phoenix and had lived the last eight years in Payson. He was preceded in death by ...

Charles Neil Bott

Charles Neil Bott passed away March 21, 2013 in Phoenix. He was born Sept. 10, 1952 in Monterey, Calif. to Robert and Betty Jean Bott. Living in Gila Bend and Payson, Mr. Bott will be most remembered for the love ...

Marjorie Alberta Templeton

Marjorie Alberta (Humphrey) Templeton died March 21, 2013 at her home in Payson. She was born Oct.r 16, 1921 in Athens, Pa. to Cecil J. and Monta (Withey) Humphrey, both of Pennsylvania. She married Edgar M. Osborne, Sr. (deceased) on ...