Lupe Zertuche – In Memoriam

Lupe Zertuche, 65, of Payson, Ariz., died June 20, 2004. He was born Dec. 12, 1938. Mr. Zertuche and his family moved to Payson in February of 1978. He first went to work as a painter for Billy Ray Harris. Later, he started his own business, Payson Painters. He served the Payson area with his high-quality painting for 26 years until his long struggle with cancer began in the fall of 2000. His son, Dan, gradually took over the business under the new name of A to Z Painting. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Judy; two sons, Dan (Kim) Zertuche and Toby Zertuche; four grandchildren, Mitchell, Maureen, Aaron and Jacob; brothers and sisters, Victor Jr., John and Catalina Zertuche, Lila Harcharik, Esther Gomez, Jeanne Ortiz and Maryann Enberg; and 25 nephews and nieces. A memorial service was held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness in Payson, followed by a gathering at Rumsey Park. “Gleevec gave Lupe three extra years of life, for which we will be eternally grateful,” said Judy. “To Norman, Mia, and all the others who make the Life Raft possible, I would like to express my deepest thanks for the help and support it provided us when we felt so alone and without knowledge of the enemy we faced.”

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