Maria “Mary” VanCleave passed away Dec. 14, 2012 in Payson, Ariz. Mary was born in Winslow, Ariz. on Feb. 17, 1944. Mary resided with her husband of many years, Robert VanCleave in Tonto Basin. Mary loved to work at the Kiwanis Thrift Shop, and visit with everyone who came in the store, with a cheerful smile. She loved her dog, Shebee. Mary is survived by one daughter, Darlene (Mike) Diemer. She is predeceased by her son, Israel Carls.
Mary has three grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren.The family wishes to thank all the caregivers. God bless you all. I love you Mom, 'til we meet again.