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Doyle Coffey was a driving force in getting a community college in Payson.

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Payson loses a pioneer for education

Doyle Coffey wasn’t a Rim Country pioneer — he didn’t come to town until 1982. But Doyle Coffey was a pioneer of another sort; he pioneered higher education in Rim Country. Coffey died May 18 and will be honored at services at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 26 at Messinger Payson Funeral Home, 901 S. Westerly. For 30 years he worked tirelessly through his retirement on behalf of the community he called the “most beautiful place on earth.”

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