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Donald W. Bethards

1925 - 2008

Donald W. Bethards died Oct. 15, 2008 in Payson. He was born Jan. 2, 1925 in Decatur, Ill. to Pete and Bonnie Bethards.
He served with the U.S. Army during World War II and retired from Motorola in Phoenix in 1985.
Mr. Bethards had made his home in Payson for more than 20 years.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Margaret of Payson; daughter, Penny Donald of Happy Jack; two grandchildren, Jimmy Donald and Janet Coleman; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Donny and Johnny; and a grandson, Johnny.
Funeral arrangements are pending.