Elquest, Carl A. "Link" III
who was born July 17, 1947 in Phoenix, passed away quietly in his Payson home Feb. 1, 2014. A veteran of the U. S. Navy, Link worked for APS for 43 years, most recently as operations supervisor. He never met a stranger and was loved by friends and co-workers alike. Link is survived by his wife Janet, whom he married Oct. 17, 1987; children, Jason Elquest (Michelle), Karen McGuire (Robert), Matthew DeFord (Kelly), Sara Davis (Nathan) and Ann Spain (Brian); 12 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild; and his sister, Joan Barbor (Fred). An avid hunter and fisherman, Link was accompanied by his co-pilot and loving dog Bo for nearly five years. Family and friends will celebrate Link's life on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM in the Exhibition Hall of Mazatal Casino in Payson. No flowers please. Contributions honoring Link may be made to Rim Country Hospice Foundation, P. O. Box 305, Payson, AZ 85547. Arrangements through the care of Messinger Payson Funeral Home.