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Obituary: Julie Anne Page Shipp

Julie Anne Page Shipp

Julie Anne Page Shipp

Julie Anne Page Shipp was born on the family farm in Page Springs, Arizona, to J. Edgar and Dorothy Page. She passed away peacefully at home October 17, 2013, in Payson Arizona after succumbing to Alzheimers Disease.

Julie attended grade school at the little red school house in Cornville, AZ. Her Freshman through Junior years at Cottonwood High School and graduated from Mingus Union High School in Clarkdale, AZ in 1959. After graduating she went to work at The First National Bank of Arizona in Cottonwood, AZ as a teller.

In 1961 she married John "Skipper" Shipp of Cottonwood. Later they moved to Glendale, AZ where she worked as a purchasing agent for the Glendale Elementary School cafeteria food service department. She retired after 25 years of service. Julie and John had built their retirement home in Payson and moved there in 1997. There they became active with The Zane Gray Twirlers Square Dance Club and Payson Packers Hiking Club.

She loved to travel, especially to faraway places. She enjoyed camping and fishing and often caught more fish than John. Julie liked to play cards and was an avid cribbage player. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed baking cookies to give to family and friends at Christmas time. She will always be remembered as a kind, caring elegant lady by all who knew and loved her.

Eugene J. Crough

Eugene J. Crough was born October 20, 1928 in Peterborough, Ontario. He passed away in Lake Montezuma, Arizona on October 18, 2013, just 2 days prior to his 85th birthday.

Gene retired from the Ford Motor Company and worked in both Windsor, Ontario and Los Angeles, California.

He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Mary Agnes (Collins), his sister Pauline Trautman (Louis), many nieces and nephews and very special friends. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Clara Grondin (Raymond) and Miriam Crough.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church in Camp Verde, Arizona at 10 AM on Saturday, October 26, 2013.

Following the service, a celebration of his life will be held at The Vintages in Rimrock, Arizona at 11:15 for family, friends, neighbors, and fellow parishioners. In lieu of flowers, Mass cards will be available at the Church service, or a contribution in his name may be made to our wonderful Lake Montezuma-Rimrock Fire and Rescue, 3240 E. Beaver Creek Road, Rimrock, Arizona, 86335.

An online guestbook is available to sign at www.westcottfuneralhome.com.

Information provided by survivors.

Julie Anne Page Shipp

Julie Anne Page Shipp was born on the family farm in Page Springs, Arizona, to J. Edgar and Dorothy Page. She passed away peacefully at home October 17, 2013, in Payson Arizona after succumbing to Alzheimers Disease.

Julie attended grade school at the little red school house in Cornville, AZ. Her Freshman through Junior years at Cottonwood High School and graduated from Mingus Union High School in Clarkdale, AZ in 1959. After graduating she went to work at The First National Bank of Arizona in Cottonwood, AZ as a teller.

In 1961 she married John "Skipper" Shipp of Cottonwood. Later they moved to Glendale, AZ where she worked as a purchasing agent for the Glendale Elementary School cafeteria food service department. She retired after 25 years of service. Julie and John had built their retirement home in Payson and moved there in 1997. There they became active with The Zane Gray Twirlers Square Dance Club and Payson Packers Hiking Club.

She loved to travel, especially to faraway places. She enjoyed camping and fishing and often caught more fish than John. Julie liked to play cards and was an avid cribbage player. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed baking cookies to give to family and friends at Christmas time. She will always be remembered as a kind, caring elegant lady by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her husband, John of 53 years, sons, Dale and Craig of Phoenix. Brothers, Joseph Sydney Birch of Cornville, AZ; Jack E. Page of Phoenix, AZ. and numerous nieces and nephews.

There will be a memorial Mass held at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, 511 South St. Philip's Street, Payson, AZ. at a later date. Family has requested in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to Hospice Compassus, 511 S. Mud Springs Rd, Payson, AZ.

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