Keith Gifford, 70, of Payson, died Feb. 26, 2009 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix.
Mr. Gifford served four years in the Navy and later worked in sawmills in Montana and Arizona and also at Payson schools. He retired from Payson Regional Medical Center.
He is survived by his wife, Joan; three children, Rockie, Robynn and Rhonda; and three grandchildren, all of Libby, Mont. Also surviving are two sisters, Connie (Keith) Zahnter of Payson and Carolyn (Don) McCasland of Paxton, Neb.; numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Services were at 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 3 at Messinger Payson Funeral Home. Burial will be at Mountain Meadows Memorial Park at a later date.
Memorials may be directed to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312 or American Parkinsons Disease Association, c/o Tom Viviano, 1012 E. Willetta St. #108, Phoenix, AZ 85006.