Beth Payne Haws passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones on Sunday, October 11th, in Mesa AZ. She was born in Safford to Harry Lorenzo Payne and Ethel Cholerton Done. She was the youngest of 13 and glad that her parents wanted a baker’s dozen.
Beth loved being with her mother, learning to cook and to sew by her side. It was during her high school years that she met Ross Haws, who was the love of her life. They were married for time and all eternity and began life together. They were blessed with eight children, and Beth always said, “motherhood was her favorite calling.” Job opportunities took them to California where Beth began teaching kindergarten and did so for 23 years. Upon retirement, Beth served two missions with Ross and then returned to Arizona where she enjoyed being close to family, doing family history and working in the LDS Temple. She was always the “Beth” that she could be!
She is survived by her children Robert (Lorraine) Haws, Kathleen (Mark) Moffitt, Paul (Patti) Haws, Nancy (David-deceased) Mann, Sheryl (Kent) Stewart, Jerry (Coleen) Haws, Dennis (Angel) Haws, Marshall Haws, 35 grandchildren, and 46 great-grandchildren.
A viewing will be held Friday October 16th from 6-8 PM at the LDS Chapel at 3920 E. Brown Road, Mesa. Services will be held at the same building on Saturday October 17th at 11 AM with a viewing prior the service at 10 AM. Burial will be at the Mesa City Cemetery, 1212 N Center St, Mesa. Arrangements by Bunker’s Garden Chapel.