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Donald G. Nicholas

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Donald Gene Nicholas, 72, of Payson, Ariz., died Thursday, June 28, 2007, in Payson.

Funeral services were held Thursday, July 5, 2007, at Community Presbyterian Church in Payson. Memorials may be made to Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main, Payson AZ 85547; RTA Hospice, 511 S. Mud Springs Rd., Payson AZ 85547; or the American Cancer Society, 2929 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85016.

He was born Dec. 13, 1934, in Marshall. From 1953 to 1957, he served in the U. S. Naval Reserve. After graduation from Arizona State University in 1957, he served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, including a tour in Vietnam. He was a vocational education teacher at Washington High School, Paradise Valley High School and Payson High School before retiring. He was a member of the Payson Lions Club, serving as president of the organization in 1979-1980, and a member of the Payson Men's Golf Association.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy, of 51 years; two children, Donald Jr. and Penny Seliger; his brother, Jerry; and seven grandchildren.