No. 1 CA-CIV 4438.

125 Ariz. 373 (1980)

609 P.2d 1073

In the Matter of the ESTATE of Madge M. TORSTENSON, Deceased. Helen ELLIS and Eleanore Leiby, Petitioners-Appellants, v. VALLEY NATIONAL BANK of Arizona, a National Banking Association, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Madge M. Torstenson, Deceased, Respondent-Appellee.

Court of Appeals of Arizona, Division 1, Department B.

Rehearing Denied April 7, 1980.

Review Denied April 22, 1980.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Charles Christakis, Phoenix, for petitioners-appellants.

Bilby, Shoenhair, Warnock & Dolph, P.C. by Clague A. Van Slyke, Tucson, and Miller, Pitt & Feldman, P.C. by Robert F. Miller and Kim C. Miller, Tucson, for respondent-appellee.


EUBANK, Presiding Judge.

This appeal involves the procedure under the Arizona Probate Code (Code), A.R.S. §§ 14-1102 et seq. for commencing a formal testacy proceeding to set aside the informal probate of a will.

Madge Torstenson (the decedent) died on March 2, 1976. Her will and two codicils were admitted to informal probate later that month. In June 1976, appellants Ellis and Leiby, her daughters, filed a verified petition...

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