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David Martin Hardman

David Martin Hardman was born Nov. 29, 1985. He passed away Jan. 24, 2016. He is survived by his wife, Brianne; his children, Chevy and Crue; his brothers, Bobby, Kelly and Derek; and his parents, Bob and Gail. David’s Celebration ...

Jim R. Brown

Jim R. Brown of the H-4 Ranch, Tonto Basin, passed away Jan. 30, 2016 at his home. He was born March 23, 1926 in Phoenix, Ariz. and lived his life in the Payson, Gisela and Jakes Corner area. Jim went ...

Robert Lynn Magness

Robert Lynn Magness, 86, of Rye, Ariz., passed away at Hospice of the Valley in Chandler, Ariz. Feb. 3, 2016. He was born Oct. 11, 1929 in Jerome, Ark. to Max and Mable Magness. He married Rita Magness Nov. 29, ...

Misty Dawn Smith

Misty Dawn Smith, precious daughter of Mark and Jennie Smith of Payson, passed away on Feb. 2, 2016 after a fierce battle with cancer. Misty was born May 19, 1976, in Napa, Calif., and attended school there. Her passions were ...

Phillip Prince

It is with profound sorrow that the family of Phillip (Phil) Prince announces his passing on Feb. 1, 2016. Payson was his “Heaven on Earth.” Phil and Shawn resided in Payson for nine years and became involved in the American ...

Ellen C. Vitola

Ellen passed away Jan. 23, 2016. She was born Feb. 9, 1939. She lived in Payson 30 years and was married 38+ years to husband Philip P. Vitola. Ellen’s CB handle was Green Eyes and her husband’s was Big Foot! ...

Harold Dean Justice

Harold Dean Justice, beloved husband and father, born Dec. 29, 1932, Eastland County, Texas died Jan. 28, 2016 at the age of 83, at his home in Payson, Ariz. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Willie ...

David Strunk

Longtime resident David Strunk passed peacefully January 27. David graduated Payson High School, served in the Navy and returned to Payson to live his life. He was a man of many skills: woodcutter, carpenter, and his favorite thing is he ...

Edward A. Blair

Pastor Edward A. Blair died on Jan. 12, 2016 from complications of pancreatic cancer surgery. He was born to Frans and Glennice Swanson Blair on Nov. 19, 1939 in Sauk Centre, Minn. After three years in Rapid City, S.D., the ...

Jill Dana Lohmann

Jill Dana Mote Lohmann was born Aug. 25, 1970. She passed away Jan. 25, 2016. Jill was born in Phoenix, Ariz. and moved to the Strawberry vicinity in 1975. She attended Pine/Strawberry School and graduated from Payson High School. She ...

Colin Jay Sterling

Colin Jay Sterling was born on June 8, 1977, to Herbert Sterling and Nance Prahl, in Duluth, Minnesota. Colin was raised in Fox Lake, Illinois. Colin owned and operated Sterling Home Services here in Payson. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping ...

Barbara Dawn Howell

Barbara Dawn Howell, 79, of Payson, Ariz., passed away Jan. 11, 2016. Barbara was a woman who loved the LDS Church and while her husband John Howell Sr. was alive, they both taught classes for the church. Barbara was always ...

Alice Wilson

Alice Wilson was born Nov. 2, 1928 in New York and raised in Canada. She moved to the United States in her 30’s and has resided in Payson for 50-plus years. Alice worked at the Great Western Bank for 30-plus ...

John Gerald Randgaard

John Gerald Randgaard of Payson, Ariz. passed away Jan. 16, 2016 in Mesa, Ariz. He was 86. John was born Jan. 11, 1930 in Montevideo, Minn. Mr. Randgaard was retired from the U.S. Army where he had served in Vietnam. ...

Gerry W. Ellis

Gerry W. Ellis was welcomed into the arms of his Lord and Savior on Friday, January 15, 2016. He was born in Piggott, Arkansas on January 12, 1945, and moved with his family to Arizona when he was six months ...

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