Elbert “Earl” Cheek
Elbert “Earl” Cheek, 94, of Payson, passed away Jan. 25, 2011. He was born in Craig County, Okla. to Thomas and Dora Cheek.
He married his childhood sweetheart, LaVerne, in 1937. They enjoyed 68 happily married years together.
Mr. Cheek was a cement contractor by trade in Sun Valley, Calif. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding motorcycles and quads, and roping wild horses and burros from horseback.
He is survived by his daughters, Sharon Cheek of Payson and Beverly (Kurt) Longfellow of Payson; sisters, Mabel Hand and Anna Lou Bender of Burbank, Calif.; grandson, Scott (Kimberly) Longfellow; and great-grandsons, Alan and Steven of Tampa, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, LaVerne; granddaughter, Sherrie Longfellow; and sister, Gladys Lamoreux.
No services are planned. Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice Compassus, P.O. Box 305, Payson, AZ 85547.