Obituaries for September 2013

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Rosa Lopez

In loving memory of Rosa Lopez. Rosa Lopez went to heaven to be with her mother and brother on Aug. 29, 2013. She will be missed by many people who loved her dearly. She left behind sisters Bertha, Lula, Martha, ...

Duane C. Ross

Duane C. Ross, age 79 of New Hope, Minn., formerly Payson, passed away on Aug. 29, 2013. Mr. Ross was the owner of Ross Outboard and Small Engine Repair. He is preceded in death by daughter, Arlajean; parents, Clarence and ...

Mary Frances Nowicki Kocka

Mary Frances Nowicki Kocka passed away on Sept. 2, 2013. She was born in Chicago, Ill. on Jan. 21, 1920. She moved to Phoenix, Ariz. in 1952 and was a member of St. Francis Xavier Parish, served as a Girl ...

Mary Nixon

Mary Lucile Nixon was born Feb. 5, 1911 in Mt. Vernon, Ind., the youngest of four children born to Lewis and Anna Utley. She passed into the Lord’s presence on Sept. 3, 2013. Upon graduation from high school in Evansville, ...

Dorothy Lee Hill Flack

On Saturday morning, Sept. 7, 2013, Dorothy Lee Hill Flack passed away at home with her family around her after a long and courageous battle with congestive heart failure. Mrs. Flack was born in Phoenix, Ariz., on April 14, 1923, ...

John Michael Cordaro

John Michael Cordaro, 58, was called home by the Lord Jesus Christ on Saturday, September 7, 2013. He was struck by a pickup truck while riding his motorcycle in Phoenix. John was born in Albuquerque, new Mexico, but lived most ...

Clyde Elwood Hunsaker Jr.

July 17, 1929, Pine, Gila, Ariz. said hello to “Dude” — who got his name from his little sister who always called him “My Little Doodle Bug”… a name he had to shed when he got a little too old ...

Matthew Sean Simper

Matthew Sean Simper passed away Sept. 8, 2013. He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on Feb. 29, 1992. He moved to Payson in 2005, where he attended Rim Country Middle School and Payson High School. Mr. Simper was ...

Robert John Fraher

Robert “Bob” John Fraher of Payson, Ariz. passed away peacefully and was received in God’s grace on Sept. 9, 2013. He was born in Hinsdale, Ill. on Sept. 11, 1926. He joined the U.S. Navy at age 17 and served ...

Kenneth Dwight Willis II

Kenneth Dwight Willis II, 81, aka Iceman, died Aug. 31, 2013 at home in Pine with granddaughter Nina by his side. An ex-Marine, he was born June 17, 1932 to Ruth Rice and Kenneth Willis. Mr. Willis was preceded in ...

Winnie Estes

Winnie Estes, born March 23, 1926, left this world on Sept. 15, 2013 to be with her Lord and Savior. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Grace Cope; brothers Ernest Cope, Mearl Cope, Otto Cope, Don ...

Ronald L. Baker

Ronald L. Baker, 62, of Payson, passed away Sept. 9, 2013 in Scottsdale. He was born Dec. 19, 1950 in Charlotte, N.C. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He was preceded in death by father, ...

Ruth Ellen Matthews Kirkingburg

Ruth Ellen Matthews Kirkingburg was born March 3, 1966. She passed away Sept. 17, 2013.

Carolyn Mann Dodd

Carolyn Mann Dodd, age 70, passed away Sept. 19, 2013 in Payson, Ariz. She was born Feb. 1, 1943 in Globe, Ariz. to Marion Foster Mann and Marie Louise Zacharial. She attended schools in Young and Globe. She spent the ...

Janice Jenchen

Janice was a home health aide who worked for Mentor and the Whiting & Summit Houses. She earned her CNA certificate just before the accident in 2011, which left her paralyzed. She was born Jan. 10, 1958 and died Sept. ...

Emmett Henry Thorman

Emmett Henry Thorman, 75, of Payson, passed away Aug. 29, 2013 at Hospice Compassus of Payson after a long illness. Born April 23, 1938 in Osceola County, Iowa, he grew up on his parents’ farm near Grandville, Iowa, then in ...

Agnes M. Cobo

Agnes Cobo, 87, went to be with her Lord Sept. 14, 2013 in Payson. She was born Sept. 4, 1926 in Springville, N.Y. to Raymond and Margaret (Gentner) Schweickert. She was the beloved wife of Art. They raised their family ...

Carol Murer

In Loving Memory of Carol Murer Carol Murer was born to John T. and Amber Rita Gray Dec. 26, 1938 in Patterson, N.J. She was the oldest of 4 girls Geraldine, Sharon and Donna. They grew up in Herkimer 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 ...

Richard Allen Watson

Richard (Dick) Allen Watson was born July 26, 1934 in Phoenix, Ariz. and died Sept. 17, 2013 in Payson, Ariz. Dick was a second generation Arizonan, born in downtown Phoenix at the original Good Samaritan Hospital. He was a longtime ...