Bessie Lighthizer


Bessie Lighthizer, of Mesa, Ariz., died Dec. 22, 2003, at her home. She was 90.

Lighthizer was born Feb. 3, 1913, in Escalante, Utah.

Lighthizer lived in Mesa with her daughter and son-in-law for the last ten years. She was cheerful and a friend to everyone. She loved everyone and never spoke an unkind word. She will be missed by her family and her friends.

Lighthizer is survived by her daughter, Donna (Richard) Melgosa, of Mesa; sister, Nedra Tucker, of Morgan Utah; brother, Woodrow Gledhill, of Loveland, Colo.; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Lighthizer was preceded in death by her late husband, Leonard Lighthizer, daughter, Kay Eblen, and three brothers, Clifford, Que, and Curlin Gledhill.

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