Stephanie Payne, 11, of Fountain Valley, California, died Monday, July 20, 1998 near Baker, California, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident.

She was born November 20, 1986 in Provo, Utah, a daughter of Steven Harry and Karen Davis Payne.She was attending Fulton Middle School in Fountain Valley and was on the Honor Roll Principals List. She played the flute in band and the bass in orchestra. She had attended Lakeview Elementary School in Huntington Beach, California, where she was voted student body secretary. She had a zest for life. She was selected on the AYSO Plus soccer team and was also selected to the All-Star team.

She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She loved to participate in achievement day activities. She had received the Gospel in Action Award.

Survivors include her parents, and two sisters, Samantha Payne and Olivia Payne, all of Fountain Valley, California; her grandparents, I. Reed and Ruth Payne, Lloyd F. and Judy Davis, all of Orem, Utah; and her great grandmother, Elva Payne, Provo, Utah.

Funeral services under the direction of Walker Sanderson Funeral Home of Orem will be held Saturday, July 25, 1998 at 11 a.m. in the Lakeridge Fourth Ward Chapel, 158 East 1100 South, Orem. Friends may call Saturday at the church from 9:30-10:45 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will be in the Orem City Cemetery.

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