Heritage Funeral Chapel

Trust, Compassion and Affordability Since 1981

The Heritage Family of Funeral Homes have served the greater Phoenix area for 30 years under the careful guidance of the Stobierski family. Today, as a third generation family-owned firm, we have become the area’s most preferred funeral homes by providing the highest level of service to our community.

As a full-service firm with eight convenient funeral home locations, five cemeteries and two privately owned crematories, we have consistently offered the area’s most reasonable prices in funeral services. We take personal pride in the beauty of our facilities and the professionalism of our staff.

We welcome you to visit our funeral homes and become acquainted with our comfortable facilities and meet our compassionate staff. Please consider this a personal invitation, from our family to yours.


Our Obituaries

Frank Edward Simpson

December 27, 1959 - April 13, 2014

In Loving Memory of Frank Edward Simpson; Dec. 27, 1959 – April 13, 2014. Frank is survived by his wife Christine Simpson, three children; daughter Melissa (Adam) Fox, son Mark (Carestina) Beckers and son Jason Beckers, and 5 grandchildren Kassandra Fox, Christopher Fox, Caiden Beckers, Cody Fox and Haileigh Beckers. He is also survived by his mother Dorothy Simpson, brother Jeff (Nancy)...
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Mary Clarice O'Farrell

June 23, 1925 - April 12, 2014

Mary Clarice O'Farrell, 88, of Peoria, Arizona, went to be with her Lord on April 12, 2014. She was born June 23, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan to Charles and Lillian Wasicka. Mary is survived by her children, James, Jerry, Rita Trainor and Joseph; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Muriel Moran of South Carolina, her grandson Matthew...
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Mary Virginia Fischer

September 29, 1921 - April 11, 2014

Mary Virginia Fischer, 92, passed away on April 11, 2014. She was born to William and Mary Davidson in Santiago, Chile September 29, 1921. She served her country as a nurse in the U.S. Army during WWII. After a long nursing career in Missouri and Arizona, she retired from Indian Health Services as a school nurse at Shonto Boarding School on the Navajo Reservation. After retirement, she...
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William "Bill" Riley Hoffman

December 31, 1924 - April 8, 2014

William Riley Hoffman (Bill) 89, was born December 31, 1924 in Wheeling, WV and passed away April 8, 2014 in Peoria, AZ surrounded by his legacy of 3 generations. Bill was very proud of his military career where he served as a Radioman aboard the USS San Francisco during WWII and took part in several invasions. On May 5, 1949 he married the love of his life, Lyda Eileen Piatt and together...
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Frank Wayne Nations

November 7, 1932 - April 7, 2014

Frank Wayne Nations, 81, of Glendale, AZ passed away Monday, April 7, 2014. Frank was born on November 7, 1932 in Duncan, NM to Thomas and Beatrice Nations. He proudly served his country in the US Army. Frank is survived by his wife Betty, children Darrold Nations, Robbin O'Brien and Phil Nations, step children Lauren Bernards, Gerald Weber and Danielle (Ty) Grant, sister Pauline Landry, and...
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Frank C. Hiltner Reiff

November 20, 1926 - April 4, 2014

Frank C. Hiltner Reiff, 87 years of age, died on April 4, 2014 at the Hospice of Arizona, Sun City, AZ, the husband of Jeannette Elizabeth (nee Morris) Reiff. Mr. Reiff was born and raised in Conshohocken and Harmonville, Pennsylvania and attended Conshohocken High School before serving in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Frank and Jeannette were married on July 1, 1949 in the Valley Forge Memorial...
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Darlene Andrews

July 23, 1941 - March 29, 2014

Darlene Helen Andrews was born on July 23, 1941 to Glenn Noggle and Lillian (Buffington) Noggle in Toledo, Ohio. She would eventually become the third of six children, being raised in the Noggle family with five brothers. She attended Garfield Elementary and graduated from Waite High School in 1959. There she was the honored salutatorian speaker, receiving numerous scholarships that would later...
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Dora V. Kisner

November 8, 1939 - March 27, 2014

Dora Kisner, 74 of Phoenix, AZ, passed away peacefully March 27, 2014. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 40 years, Kenny and her brother, Rodolfo. Dora was born to Agustin Varela and Francisca Carrazco on November 8, 1939 in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico and moved to Arizona in the early 1960's. In 1995 Dora became a proud US Citizen and learned a great deal about the US...
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Mary "Katie" Tekulve

July 23, 1931 - March 27, 2014

Mary Kathryn "Katie" Tekulve, 82, passed away on March 27th, 2014. She was born July 23rd, 1931 in Oldenburg, Indiana to Joseph & Seraphine (Schulte) Ferkinhoff. Survivors include her 4 children Mike (Maureen) Pleasanton, CA; Tina Kearns Phoenix, AZ; Tim (Deanie) and Toby Tekulve of Glendale, AZ; 2 sisters Joey Dietz (Jim) and Donna Schutte (Bob) & 1 brother Marvin Ferkinhoff (Carol). Katie...
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Edith Ann Harris

July 31, 1936 - March 24, 2014

Edith Ann "Nanny" Harris, 77, passed from this earth into the open arms of our Lord on March 24, 2014. Edith Ann was an Arizona native and was the matriarch for another three generations of Arizona natives. Edith Ann married Virgil Leon Harris in August, 1954 after he was honorably discharged from the Marines during the Korean War. Together they had three daughters, Sue Ann, Diana, and Linda ...
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Robert E. Rogers

June 27, 1939 - March 24, 2014

Robert E. Rogers passed away on March 24, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Bob, who was nicknamed "Buck" by his friends; was raised in Schneider, Indiana, graduated from Lowell High School in Lowell, Indiana, and joined the U.S. Marine Corps. After returning from serving his country for three years, he worked as a machinist and graduated from Indiana...
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James Wilson

December 8, 1937 - March 21, 2014

Wilson, James, 76, of Phoenix, passed away peacefully on March 21, 2014. Jim was born in Pennsylvania. He worked at the Maricopa County Assessor's Office as a Systems Analyst. He was a faithful member of Our Lady of the Valley Church. He also served with the St. Vincent de Paul Society, was a liturgical minister, and served in other ministries. He was an avid fisherman and loved the outdoors. Jim...
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William Joe Collier

January 16, 1938 - March 20, 2014

William Joe Collier passed away at his home on Thursday March 20, 2014 after a short illness. He was born January 16, 1938 in Phoenix, Arizona. He was a lifelong resident of Phoenix and very active in his professional career of Forensic Science. He was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter. He is survived by his son, Michael Collier and three grandchildren Katrina Johnson, Nicholaus...
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Nellie P. Jones

December 13, 1917 - March 19, 2014

Nellie P. Jones, born December 13, 1917 died March 19, 2014. She is survived by two sisters Barbara Martinez and Billie Porras. A memorial service will be held at Heritage Funeral Chapel 6830 W. Thunderbird Rd., Peoria, at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, April 2, 2014.
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Isabelle L. Pullano DeSchaaf

December 22, 1931 - March 19, 2014

Isabelle Pullano DeSchaaf, 82, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away March 19, 2014 surrounded by her devoted family. Isabelle was born in Niles, Michigan and relocated to Phoenix in 1963 with her loving husband, Sam Pullano, and their six young children. After 36 wonderful years of marriage, Sam passed away unexpectedly in 1985. Isabelle believed she would forever remain a grieving widow, missing...
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Lloyd Foust, Jr.

October 24, 1967 - March 18, 2014

Lloyd C. Foust, Jr. 46, of Peoria, AZ went to be with the Lord on March 18, 2014. He was born in Memphis, TN. Beloved son, father, brother and a friend to many. He was employed by UPS for 26 years. Survivors include mother, Laura, father Lloyd Sr., children; Kaytlyn, Nicole and Joshua Tyler, and three sisters. A visitation will be held Thursday, March 27, 2014 and Friday, March 28, 2014 from 5:00...
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Jerrold "Matt" Grams

March 15, 1961 - March 14, 2014

Jerrold "Matt" Grams passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 14, one day before his 53rd birthday. He was born on March 15, 1961 in Kokomo, IN to Richard and Patricia (Smith) Grams. Matt graduated from Kokomo High School in 1979. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1981-1985. After the Air Force, he worked at Northrop in Chicago where he met his future wife, the love of his life. On October 24,...
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Joyce Porianda

January 27, 1927 - March 8, 2014

Joyce Porianda, 87, passed away on March 8, 2014 in Glendale, AZ. Joyce was born in Thief River Falls, MN to Clarence and Olga Nelson. She married William Porianda and moved to Arizona in 1955. Joyce spent her career as a Christian Education Coordinator and devoted her life to her family. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband William and great-grandson Jackson. Joyce is survived...
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Teri Ann Hunter

December 18, 1970 - March 7, 2014

Teri was born in 1970 in Knoxville, Tennessee and returned home to our Heavenly Father on March 7, 2014 from Glendale, Arizona. Those who knew Teri, knew a spiritually beautiful 43 year old lady, who was rooted in faith and fiercely loyal to friends and family. Although Teri struggled with numerous medical conditions since she was 18 years old, she was known as "Teacher Teri" and followed her...
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Howard Drummond

April 19, 1925 - March 3, 2014

Howard Drummond, 88, entered the Kingdom March 3, 2014. He was born in Columbus, OH and served in the US Navy and then the US Air Force. Howard was stationed at Luke Air Force Base in 1965 and decided to make Phoenix his permanenet home. A WWII and Vietnam Veteran, he was loved and respected by many. After retiring from the US military, Howard went on to work for Carl Hayden HS (retired),...
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Mary Wesley

August 15, 1942 - March 3, 2014

Mary V. Wesley, 71, born August 15, 1942 in Cebolla, NM, passed away Monday, March 3, 2014. Widow of husband Victor Wesley. Mary retired after 34 years of government service from October 1977 to December 2011. Her last 8 years were at Luke Air Force Base in the 21st Fighter Squadron. Mary also worked at the Luke AFB Chapel and the Civilian Personnel office. Prior to Luke AFB she held other...
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Anastasia Kaye Flanagan

December 20, 1994 - March 2, 2014

Anastasia Kaye Flanagan, 19, of Phoenix, Arizona passed away March 2, 2014. She was currently residing in Addison, Illinois. Stacia was loved by many. She is survived by her father Kevin Flanagan, mother Tiffany Howard, brothers Dylan Nicholls and Kai Nicholls. Stacia is also survived by her grandparents James and Peggy Flanagan and Larry and Patti Howard, as well as many aunts, uncles and...
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David John Schueller

April 8, 1943 - March 1, 2014

David John Schueller passed away peacefully in Peoria on March 1, 2014. David was born April 8, 1943 in St. Peter, Minnesota. He graduated high school in 1961 from Le Sueur, MN. David served in the U.S. Army and married his wife Jeri on May 7, 1966. He worked with heavy equipment in Minnesota and then moved to Peoria in 1978. David then started his own business as a demolition contractor,...
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Thomas J. Hackett, Sr.

September 27, 1926 - February 28, 2014


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Lily Samaniego

May 8, 1935 - February 25, 2014

Lily Samaniego, 78, of Phoenix, AZ, passed away peacefully, on February 25, 2014. Lily was born on May 8, 1935 in Arrey, New Mexico. She was a loving wife, mother, nana and sister, and had a smile that would light up a room! She was a hard working, devoted employee of Motorola for over 20 years. Preceding Lily in death are her parents Eulalia and Francisco Romero. Lily is survived by her...
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Betty June Hines

December 21, 1928 - February 20, 2014

Betty June Hines, age 85 of El Mirage, Arizona passed away Thursday, February 20th, 2014 at Boswell Hospital. Betty had worked at PDS for the past 14 years doing the things she loved to do, accounting and being around her PDS family. She recently retired for the second time. Spending time with family and friends were Betty's love and joy. She especially enjoyed spending time with her children...
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Elinor Florence "Floss" (Cannon) Lyddon

May 19, 1918 - February 19, 2014

Elinor Florence "Floss" (Cannon) Lyddon, of Sun City West, AZ, passed away Feb. 19, 2014. Flossie was born May 19, 1918, in Gilbert, AZ to Frederick and Dorothy Cannon. She graduated from Phoenix Union HS in 1936 and married Chester Lyddon that same year. She was a wife, mother and worked as a bookkeeper for the two businesses' they owned, Van Buren Auto Supply & Lyddon Auto Supply until 1980....
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Mary Jane Mangerie

August 14, 1931 - February 17, 2014

Mary Jane Mangerie, 82, of Beaver Falls, PA passed away on February 17, 2014. She was born in Darlington, PA on August 14, 1931 to Ivan and Mary Palaich. Mary Jane graduated from high school at age 16 in Roanoak Rapids, NC. She worked in New York City for Underwood Typewriters and later moved back to Pennsylvania and briefly taught school in a one room school in South Beaver Township. She met and...
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Henry Hillary Wronka

January 2, 1930 - February 8, 2014

Henry Hillary Wronka, age 84, passed away February 8, 2014. He was born January 2, 1930 in Baltimore, MD to John and Maryanne (Slaba) Wronka. He married the love of his life Juanita Lawlis on June 25, 1950. Henry proudly served in the U.S Air Force at Kimpo Air Force Base, Seoul, Korea during the Korean Conflict. Henry earned his B.S. in Business Management from the University of Baltimore on...
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Annette "Annie" G. Grabowski

July 8, 1941 - February 5, 2014

Annette (Annie) G Grabowski, age 72, Peoria AZ, passed away February 5th, 2014. She was born in Milwaukee, WI on July 8th, 1941 to Joseph and Martha DeCleene and she was the oldest of 13 children. She lived in Coleman, Green Bay and Milwaukee during her childhood with her loving family. She graduated from Holy Angels Academy in 1959. Annie joined the Navy after high school and served 3 years...
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Carl John Pumala

October 6, 1919 - February 4, 2014

Carl John Pumala, age 94, formerly of Ironwood, Michigan and Prescott Valley, Arizona, died on February 4th, 2014, in Peoria, Arizona. He was the son of deceased parents Matt Pumala and Amelia (Emily) Paukamaki of Finland. Carl was born in Erwin Township, Ironwood, Michigan, on October 6, 1919. Carl achieved many accomplishments during his life. He served in the Civil Conservation Corps in 1936...
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Alma "Ione" Herrington

April 8, 1934 - February 4, 2014

Alma "Ione" Herrington, 79, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away February 4th, 2014. She was born April 8th, 1934 in Pettibone, North Dakota to Clark and Beryl Drake. Ione married the love of her life, William "Bill" Herrington, in 1952 and together they traveled the world, while Bill served in the Navy. They settled in Phoenix in 1969 after Bill retired and finished raising their four children. Ione...
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Dale Rodriguez

May 26, 1962 - January 30, 2014


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Amparo Lim Ouano

September 16, 1930 - January 27, 2014

Amparo Ouano, beloved sister, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, auntie, great auntie, teacher, friend, died Monday morning. She was 83. Amparo, born Amparo Sarmiento Lim to Vicente and Isidra Lim on Sept. 30, 1930, spent a lifetime in service to her community and her family. Living in Ormoc City, Leyte, a natural teacher, Amparo taught many to love, to live and to care about so many things...
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Carlos Anibal Vasquez

August 29, 1935 - January 26, 2014

Carlos Anibal Vasquez, age 78, passed away January 26, 2014. He was born on August 29, 1935 in Ibarra, Ecuador to Jorge and Camela (Benitez) Vasquez. He is survived by his children; Veronica J. (Rodney) Jiron, Carlos R. Vasquez Jr., and Robert I. (Krista) Vasquez, seven grandchildren; Samantha, Sebastian, Nicolas, Ethan, Estevan, Clementine, and Vega, sisters; Emilia, Georgina, Rosa, and Theresa,...
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Cassie Marie Callahan

February 24, 1918 - January 26, 2014

Cassie Marie Callahan, 95, passed away in her sleep on January 26, 2014 after battling dementia. She was born in Chicago, IL and moved to Phoenix in 1970, Cassie joins her husband, Joseph Callahan, in a peaceful place. Cassie is survived by her son, James Callahan, daughter-in-law, Tami, grandson, JD and William along with her nieces and nephews. Services will be held at Heritage Funeral Chapel...
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Kenneth W. "Ken" Geiger

August 5, 1957 - January 24, 2014

Kenneth W. "Ken" Geiger, 56, of Peoria, AZ, passed away peacefully January 24, 2014. He was born on August 5, 1957 in Wauseon, OH to Kenneth Geiger, Sr. and Vivian Benson. Ken was a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. His spirit lives on through his wife Deborah, his son Ross, mother Vivian, siblings Larry, Vivian, Steve, brother-in-law Keith Collins, niece Elise and many...
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Lawrence Joseph Plante

October 25, 1957 - January 22, 2014

Lee Plante passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2014 in Phoenix, AZ. Lee was a father that always did his best for his twin children Greg and Geanine. Big-Papa was a wonderful grandfather, not only to his two grandchildren Alexis and Edward, but also to Deegan. He loved his only niece Lily with all his heart and treated Julie as a daughter-in-law. Lee was a son and brother who truly appreciated...
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Stanislawa Maria Bielicki

September 28, 1942 - January 18, 2014

Stanislawa Maria Bielicki, 71, passed away at 10:10 AM on Saturday, Jan. 18, in Phoenix Baptist Hospital, Phoenix, AZ. Marysia, as she was known to her friends, was born to Jan and Natalia Wozniak, Sept. 28, 1942, in Poland. Marysia graduated from high school in 1960 and married Zbigniew Jerzy "Jerry" Bielicki Jan. 4, 1964 - recently celebrating their 50th Anniversary. They lived in...
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Peter Aung

July 21, 1955 - January 13, 2014


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Carl William Mathis

November 11, 1921 - January 11, 2014

Mathis, Carl William 92, passed away on January 11, 2014. He was born in Canadian, OK on November 11, 1921 to Eva Edith and Harrison William Mathis. Carl served in the Navy where he met Shirley, his wife of 65 years. He is survived by 2 sisters Dovie and Patricia (Jim). He is also survived by his 5 children Lloyd (Patricia), James (Joyce), Sharon (Mark), David (Shirley), Joyce (Jeff) and his 3 ...
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William (Bil) Joseph Firth III PhD., MD.

April 24, 1951 - January 11, 2014

William (Bil) Joseph Firth III PhD., MD. Bil, a kind and introspective man, passed away on January 11, 2014 after completing his stride to the top of Thunderbird Mountain, a hike he frequently trekked. He spent the final moments of his life doing what he loved. Bil was a dedicated and beloved physician, husband, father, son and brother and will be remembered in the hearts of many. Bil was...
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Richard Dick Rigby

October 22, 1932 - January 9, 2014

Dick passed away Jan 9, 2014 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. After serving in the Air Force during the Korean War, Dick married Mary Jane Bennett in 1956 and moved to Tucson to attend the U of A. After graduation he worked for the Fish and Wildlife Service in various parts of the country, eventually settling in New Mexico and Arizona, where he was a Wildlife Refuge Manager and...
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Joseph R. Molina

May 4, 1940 - January 5, 2014

Molina, Joseph R., age 73, passed away January 5, 2014. He was born on May 4, 1940 in Sinton, TX to Narcissa Molina. He was preceded in death by his mother and brother Armando Molina. Joseph is survived by his wife Virginia. Joseph and Virginia celebrated 52 years of marriage. His family was raised with faith, love and strength. He is also survived by his daughter Mary Molina, daughter...
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Don Ray Hill

March 26, 1944 - January 3, 2014

Donnie (Don) Ray Hill, beloved husband, father, brother and grandfather passed away peacefully on the night of January 3, 2014, at the age of 69. Don was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Stella, and seven brothers and sisters (Helen, Robert, Betty, Paul, Jack, Wanda and Jewel). He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Carol, his daughters Jennifer Hill and Lisa LaMastres, son Donnie ...
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Kelly Calhoun Warden

September 30, 1917 - January 1, 2014

Kelly C. Warden, 96, of Peoria, AZ and formerly of Oro Valley, AZ, passed away on January 1, 2014. He was born September 30, 1917, in Johnston County, Oklahoma, son of Harry C. and Era (Richey) Warden. Kelly is survived by his wife Mary Margaret (O'Malley) Warden of Peoria; daughters Carol Jean (Warden) Flickinger of Newton, Iowa, and Cynthia Kay Warden of Aurora, Illinois; sons, Michael Kelly...
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Joseph "Joe" McCord

April 24, 1934 - January 1, 2014

Joseph John "Joe" McCord was born in St. Paul Minnesota on April 24, 1934 and passed on Jan 1, 2014 in Peoria, Arizona, with family at his side. He was the youngest of 8 children and is predeceased by his father Roy Norman McCord, his mother Marie Helms McCord, his stepmother Edith McCord, brother Jerry, and sisters Jean and Mary. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Mary Lynn Ikard McCord,...
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Maria Fidelia Beltran

July 1, 1920 - December 28, 2013

Maria Fidelia Beltran, 93, died in Peoria, AZ on Saturday, Dec. 28th . Born Jul. 1, 1920 in Somerton, AZ, Fidelia lived most of her life in Yuma and Phoenix. She met and married Edward "Eddie" Beltran (d. 1981) in 1946 and raised eight children who survive her: Raymond (Eileen), R. Michael (Denise), Mary Reyes, Maxine Smith, Daniel, Anthony (Jacque), James and Marlene Russell. She also leaves a...
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Dennis Earl Wood

October 22, 1938 - December 26, 2013

Dennis Earl Wood, 75, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on December 26, 2013. He was born October 22, 1938 in Phoenix, AZ. Dennis was proud of his service in the U.S. Air Force, his career as a sports writer and the legacy he leaves behind in the auto racing industry. But, what he would like to be remembered the most for, is how much he loved his family. He was preceded in death by his...
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Gloria Bagnole

September 6, 1935 - December 23, 2013

Gloria Angela Bagnole 78, of Phoenix, peacefully passed away on December 23, 2013, the anniversary of her husband Charles Anthony Bagnole's passing 11 years ago. She was born on September 6, 1935 to Anthony and Isabell Luna in Niagara Falls New York. A devout Catholic, devoted and loving mother and grandmother, she was the Matriarch of our family. We were blessed by her strength and wisdom and we...
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Emma Baird

September 19, 1941 - December 20, 2013

Emma Baird passed away peacefully, at age 72. Emma was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and wonderful friend. She is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Avorald Leonard Baird, daughters Veronica Carlson (husband Brent), Dyan Larmey ( husband Steve), and Michalle Baird (husband Mark Murphy), and grandchildren Keegan and Skyler Carlson (Veronica), Tesfaye, Caleb, Zoe, and...
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Emma Eloisa Baird

September 19, 1941 - December 20, 2013

Emma Baird passed away peacefully, at age 72, on December 20, 2013. Emma was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and wonderful friend. She is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Avorald Leonard Baird, daughters Veronica Carlson (husband Brent), Dyan Larmey (husband Steve), and Michalle Baird (husband Mark Murphy), and grandchildren Keegan and Skyler Carlson (Veronica), Tesfaye,...
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Jane Demetra Kodros

December 15, 1923 - December 19, 2013

Jane Demetra Kodros was born in Chicago, Illinois, on Saturday, December 15, 1923. She was the last of seven first-generation Greek-American children born to John and Ourania Kyriakopulos, all of whom preceded her in death: Bessie, Nick, George, Mary and twins Gus and Helen. Jane's early years were not easy. Her mother died when she was 8 years old. The Great Depression soon hit her family...
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Robert M. Forry

October 18, 1944 - December 15, 2013

Our Heavenly Father called Robert M. Forry, beloved husband, father and grandfather (PopPop) peacefully home on December 15, 2013 at the age of 69, following a long battle with cancer. His strong will, faith, love and prayers from family and friends gave him strength and courage during his final days. Robert is survived by his loving wife, Sylvia Forry who adored and treasured him beyond...
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ROY L CLARK, SR

March 14, 1928 - December 13, 2013

Dr. Roy L. Clark Sr., 85, of Skull Valley, AZ passed away Friday, December 13, 2013 at home. He was born March 14, 1928 in Freeman Spur, Illinois, the son of Walter Homer and Ethel Bell Gladden Clark. Dr. Clark has spent the bulk of his adult life in academia. He received his M.S. and PH.D. from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in Speech and Communication. He lived for 15 years in...
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Scott Robin Bittl

October 12, 1957 - December 12, 2013

Scott R. Bittl, 56, of Glendale, went to Heaven on December 12, 2013. Scott was born in Milwaukee, WI on October 12, 1957. He moved to Phoenix in the 1980's to start his own business and live the dream. Scott was truly an amazing husband and father as well as an inspiration to everyone he met. No one did it like Scott. He is survived by his wife Connie and his two children, son Jamison and...
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Lorraine Strunk

December 5, 1948 - December 9, 2013

Lorraine Charlotte Strunk, age 65, passed away December 9, 2013. She was born December 5, 1948 in Minneapolis, MN to William and Eileen Nisja. Lorraine is survived by husband Michael Duane Strunk, children Jeremy Strunk, Jennifer Thompson and Kimberly Kritkausky, four grandsons, sister Geraldine Van Krevlen. A memorial service will be held at 3 pm at Heritage Funeral Chapel, 6830 W. Thunderbird...
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Elton Schlim

September 28, 1926 - December 7, 2013


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Kathleen Rose Cardwell

December 7, 1959 - December 4, 2013

In her years, Kathleen Rose Cardwell was a sister, wife, mother, grandmother, pack leader, and friend. To summarize who Kathy was, is at best an impossible task. So many words exist, but there is no simple way of describing the heart and soul of a woman so beloved by so many. Astonishingly strong and a force to be reckoned with, Kathy was also kind, generous and nurturing. She was...
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Douglas Edward Elliott, Sr.

March 3, 1963 - December 3, 2013


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Sheila Joyce Chew

February 21, 1957 - December 1, 2013

Sheila Joyce Chew, 56, of Glendale, Arizona, passed away peacefully on December 1, 2013. Memorial service will be held at Heritage Funeral Chapel 6830 W. Thunderbird Road, Peoria, on Saturday December 14th at 1:00PM with Pastor Rowdy Van Horn officiating. Sheila was born in San Bernardino, California to Sharon and William Chew on February 21, 1957 and graduated from Cortez High School in 1975....
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Glen Dale Clark, U.S. Army, Ret.

December 9, 1940 - November 28, 2013

Colonel Glen D. Clark, was born December 9, 1940 in Phoenix, Arizona. Glen was called to be with his heavenly Father November 28, 2013. Glen was an All-star athlete at Glendale High School. He attended ASU and NAU and enlisted in the U.S. Army, where, as an aviator, he served honorably for over 25 years, including two tours in Vietnam. Glen also served as the Chief Clerk for the Court of...
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Lillian Faye Gregory

May 21, 1923 - November 22, 2013

Lillian Faye Gregory, 90 of Glendale, Arizona passed away on November 22. She was born in South Renovo, Pennsylvania on May 21, 1923. Faye as she was known was preceded in death by her loving husband Norman N. Gregory, daughter Patricia Ann, great-grandson Jonathan G. Ackerman, her brothers John, Charles, Gordon, and her parents William Fay Allen and Florence D. Finnefrock. She is survived...
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Ascencion Ojeda Camarena

August 15, 1929 - November 22, 2013

Ascencion Ojeda Camarena, 84, was called home peacefully by the Lord on November 22, 2013. She was born August 15, 1929 in Gerrington, TX to Luis and Maria (DeLeon) Ojeda. Ascencion is survived by her children Lupe Camarena, Joe Camarena, Peter Camarena, Margie Tapia, Mariano Baldenegro, Virginia Baldenegro, Mary Helen Baldenegro, Gloria Baldenegro, Michael Baldenegro, Mary Valenzuela Rodriguez...
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Ann Linebarger

March 11, 1951 - November 20, 2013

Ann H. Linebarger, 62, of Glendale passed away on November 20, 2013. She was born in Nogales, AZ on March 11, 1951 to Robert and Joan Henley. A 1969 graduate of Palo Verde High School in Tucson, AZ, she attended the University of Arizona for one year before marrying Richard Linebarger on December 12, 1970. Ann's outer beauty was unmatched by her inner beauty and her life touched the lives of so...
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Rebecca "Becky" Fisher

March 29, 1954 - November 17, 2013

Rebecca Jane Fisher, age 59, passed away November 17, 2013. She was born March 29, 1954 in Detroit, MI to Ronald and Virginia (Myers) Burkhart. Becky held numerous positions while working at Maricopa County Sheriff's Office for over 25 years. She loved to travel and go to casinos. She is preceded in death by her mother Virginia, brother Brian Burkhart and uncle Austin Myers. Becky is survived...
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May Mangas

March 5, 1928 - November 13, 2013

May Mangas, age 85, passed away November 13, 2013. She was born March 5, 1928 in Grenora, ND to Charley and Jennie (Olsen) Johnson. May is survived by husband Kent R. Mangas; children Alan (Nancy) Slaaen, Karen (Brad) Gainer and Calvin (Karen) Slaaen; 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. A Visitation will be held on Monday, November 18, 2013 from 9:30AM- 10:30AM with the funeral to begin...
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Nathaniel "Nate" Bryan

January 27, 1967 - November 12, 2013


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Robert Bob Koller, Sr.

June 6, 1951 - November 11, 2013


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Ann Mikulec

March 6, 1927 - November 7, 2013

Ann Mikulec 86 passed away on November 7, 2013 at Hospice of the Valley in Glendale AZ. Ann was born on March 06, 1927 in Ranshaw PA to Nicholas and Eva Barni. Ann grew up in Shamokin PA. She taught herself to sing and play guitar at a young age crooning her siblings to sleep with lullabies and listening to tunes on her neighbor's Victrola. By 14, she had her own local radio show and later sang...
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Hazel Wanda Schuble

August 26, 1914 - November 6, 2013

Hazel Wanda Schuble, 99, AKA "The Grandest of Mothers" went to Heaven November 6, 2013. She was born Hazel Wanda Lilly August 26, 1914 in Evansville, Indiana and moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1946. Hazel is preceded in death by her parents and her son Raymond Schuble. She is survived by her daughter Phyllis (Ronald) Schreiner, daughter-in-law Corene Schuble, 7 grandchildren, 14 great...
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Frederick "Fred" Kelleher, Jr.

June 19, 1938 - November 4, 2013

Frederick "Fred" J. Kelleher Jr., 75, passed away November 4, 2013. Beloved husband, father and grandfather. Fred was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He spent 38 years working for Trans World Airlines, retiring in 2000. He was an avid fan of horse racing and a devoted fan of all the Boston sports teams. He was preceded in death by his parents Fred & Estelle Kelleher and sister Rosalie "Rody"...
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Dewey Glaser

December 3, 1940 - November 3, 2013

Dewey E. Glaser Jr. died on November 3, 2013 in Flagstaff, AZ. He was born in Louisville, KY on December 3, 1940. Dewey had a long military career, serving in the Air Force for 22 years until his retirement at the rank of senior master sergeant. His accomplishments include the design and construction of his own house, faculty at woodworking, and the restoration of numerous classic cars. He was...
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Harry Weeks

May 18, 1921 - October 31, 2013

Together Again. Harry Ellis Weeks Sr, our beloved father, grandfather, GGPa, and brother, most recently of Pleasant Grove, UT, passed away on October 31st 2013 at the age of 92. Harry was born May 18, 1921 in Cleveland, OH to Ellis and Pauline Weeks. He attended Cleveland Heights High School where he met the love of his life, Clarice. He studied mechanical engineering at Case Institute of...
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Ronald Lee Tuttle

April 8, 1943 - October 20, 2013


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Scott Erick Langfitt

February 19, 1992 - October 20, 2013

Scott Erick Langfitt, 21, of Peoria, passed away Saturday, October 19th. He was born in Westerville, OH on February 19, 1992 to Sandy Schwarz Langfitt and the late Scott Erick Langfitt. Scott graduated from Centennial High School in 2010. Scott had a great sense of humor and a huge heart. Always there for anyone who needed him, Scott loved his mother, brothers, family and friends with his...
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M. Louise Pfeiffer

February 19, 1929 - October 19, 2013

Louise Pfeiffer, age 84, passed away October 19, 2013. Louise, a Phoenix native, is survived by daughters Mary Ann Arteaga (John) and Bonnie Carter (Richard); 4 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter. Louise was preceded in death by her husband of forty-one years, Bill Pfeiffer, and parents Wilda and Mert Jones. Visitation will be held on Wednesday October 23, 2013 from 5-8PM at Heritage...
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Michael Ochoa Villalovos

February 16, 1977 - October 18, 2013

Michael O. Villalovos, 36, passed away October 18, 2013. Visitation will be held Thursday, October 24, 2013 from 10-11AM at Heritage Funeral Chapel, 6830 W. Thunderbird Rd. Peoria. Service will begin at 11AM with burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, 10045 W. Thomas Rd. Avondale.
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Emma Elizabeth Neubauer

September 28, 1928 - October 17, 2013

Emma Elizabeth Neubauer, age 85, passed away October 17, 2013. She was born September 28, 1928 in Little Ferry, NJ to George and Emma (Holzlein) Rhode. Emma married the love of her life, Francis Neubauer, Sr. on February 3, 1947 and became a devoted wife until his death on August 3, 1982. They are now reunited for eternity. Emma shared her love, wisdom, patience and generous spirit with her...
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Kelly Cummings

April 27, 1977 - October 16, 2013


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Richard Thomas McKevitt

July 1, 1926 - October 14, 2013

Richard Thomas McKevitt passed away October 14, 2013 in Peoria, Arizona. Dick was born July 1, 1926 in Yakima, Washington. At the age of 8, after his Father's death in Spokane, WA, he and his Mother Eunice Huntley McKevitt and brother Dwain McKevitt (age 13), moved to Wisdom, Montana. They lived at the Huntley Cattle Ranch with his uncles Ralph and Clark Huntley. Dick attended grade school in...
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Mabel Celia Williams

May 9, 1918 - October 6, 2013

Mabel Celia Williams of Peoria, Arizona, passed away on October 6, 2013 at the age of 95. Mabel was born May 9, 1918 in Utica, South Dakota. She grew up on a working farm with her parents William and Emma Bierle, a brother, Otto and sister Alma. She married Charles Richard Williams on January 24, 1939 at Long Beach, California. Mabel was a housewife and later worked for J.C. Penney's in...
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Sara Jeanne Lewis

September 30, 1927 - October 3, 2013

Sara Jeanne Lewis, 86, passed away October 3, 2013 in Scottsdale, AZ. She was born September 30, 1927 in Oklahoma City, OK to Dorsey and Dorothy (Rebstein) Boyle. Sara is survived by her beloved children Margot Baida of Houston, TX and Peter Lewis of Fountain Hills, AZ, granddaughter Ana Baida of Marietta, GA, cousin Patricia B. Young of CA and many nieces and nephews. Per Sara's wishes a...
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Gilbert Duran

July 17, 1947 - October 1, 2013

Gone to be with Our Lord. He leaves behind his wife Chris. They were married 35 years. Together they raised 4 daughters, Donna L. Masterson of Tucson, Victoria L. Garner and son-in-law Derek of Tucson, Robin K. Duran (R.K.) of El Mirage, and Stacy L. Duran of El Mirage. He had 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
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Stephen Wetzel

March 11, 1958 - September 28, 2013

Stephen Lawrence Wetzel, 55, was called home to our Lord on September 28, 2013, Phoenix, Arizona. He was born to Betty Ann and Lawrence M. Wetzel on March 11, 1958. A lifelong resident of Phoenix, he graduated from Central High School in 1975. He met the love of his life, Nancy Ann Birdsell, in 1981; they married the following year. They went on to have eleven beautiful children. Their home was...
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Adrien "Andy" Croteau

January 22, 1932 - September 20, 2013

Adrien J. Croteau, 81, of Peoria, passed away peacefully on September 20, 2013. Originally from Manchester, New Hampshire, Andy proudly served and retired from the United States Air Force. He is survived by Jeannine, his wife of 59 years, their three sons and their families. Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 9 to 11 am at Heritage Funeral Chapel, 6830 W Thunderbird...
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Sonia Guild

February 4, 1919 - September 17, 2013

Long time Arizona resident Sonia V. Guild passed away September 17, 2013. Her life will be remembered as one filled with music and giving pleasure to so many with her extraordinary violin skills. Born to immigrant Swedish parents in Youngstown, Ohio, as a very young child she moved with her parents to Sweden for a short duration ultimately returning to Ohio. Her interest in the violin began at...
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Meredith Juanita Shupe

September 10, 1914 - September 8, 2013

Meredith Juanita Shupe, 98, of Glendale, AZ, joined her Lord in heaven on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013 just two days before her 99th birthday. She quietly passed away at Hospice of the Valley with her daughter and other family members by her side. She was born on September 10, 1914 in Callender, Iowa to Jesse and Alma (Peterson) Fry and was the third of nine children. She attended the first Fry Family...
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Glen Otto Hein

March 5, 1947 - September 7, 2013

Our beloved Glen, loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, son-in-law, brother and friend passed peacefully from this world on Saturday, September 7, 2013. His courageous struggle with pulmonary fibrosis and lung cancer ended as his loved ones gathered at his bedside to honor and comfort this exceptional man. Glen was born March 5, 1947 in Hartford, Connecticut. He grew up in Newburgh,...
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Gladys Grossman

November 21, 1923 - September 2, 2013

Gladys Anastasia Grossman, 89, passed away September 2, 2013. She was born November 21, 1923 in Brooklyn, NY to Victor and Gladys (Lyman) Livingston. Gladys was preceded in death by her parents, husband Irwin Grossman, Sr., son Donald Grossman, brother Victor Livingston and sister Barbara Beukenkamp. She is survived by her son Irwin (Patti) Grossman, Jr., daughter Lynn (Tom) Daly,...
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Dennis Wagner

February 14, 1943 - August 31, 2013

Dennis Edward Wagner, 70, of Glendale Arizona passed away on August 31, 2013. Dennis was born in Riverton, Wyoming on February 14, 1943 to Edward and Lois Wagner. Dennis was a worldly man who enjoyed the simple things in life. He's survived by his wife Bonnie Wagner, four children; Yvonne Stroud, James Wagner, Amy Sanchez and Bryan Wagner, eight grandkids Dominque Taylor, Jacqueline Bartlett,...
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Willie "Bill" Dornan

August 21, 1958 - August 29, 2013

Our beloved Bill lost his courageous battle with cancer on August 29, 2013. Willie "Bill" Dornan, 55, was born in Muskogee, OK on August 21, 1958 to Willie and Donna Dornan. Bill was very well known and loved by all within the golf community and was an inspiration to the young golfers. He was recently inducted into the BMGA Hall of Fame at the Bellaire Golf Course where he was a faithful,...
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Mary Carolyn Johns

April 7, 1944 - August 27, 2013

Mary "Carolyn" Johns, 69, passed away peacefully on August 27th 2013. Carolyn was born in Chicago IL, to William "Oscar" Chancey and Ida Mae Chancey (Davis) and grew up in Dothan, AL. It was there that she met the love of her life Bill, married and had their first child Kirk Allen Johns. They moved the family to Arizona in 1962 and added two more children to the family, Kelley Marie Koroch (Johns...
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Mary Howzdy Berardo

March 14, 1914 - August 27, 2013

Mary Howzdy Berardo, 99, of Glendale, AZ passed away on August, 27, 2013. Born on March 14, 1914 in Northumberland, PA to the late Alexander and Anastasia Gwozdziej-Howzdy, Mary was preceded in death by her husband Thomas Berardo in 1990. Mary is survived by her niece Michael Lynn Hughes and her husband Howard of Glendale, AZ grand-nephews Chris Hughes of Glendale, AZ, Michael Hughes of Pueblo...
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Mary Ann Schmitz

February 11, 1933 - August 24, 2013

Mary Ann went home to be with Jesus and her beloved husband Raymond on August 24, 2013. She was born in Cleveland Ohio on February 11, 1933 to George and Susan Burke. She is survived by brothers Dan Burke , Jack Burke and Christoper Orevac, sisters Carol Ryder and Donna Friedman. Sons Raymond (Patti), Richard (Vicky), Robert (Ellen), Ronald (Theresa), daughters Cyndi (Steve) Geroski and Lynda ...
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Dorothy Louise Freeland

April 23, 1939 - August 24, 2013

Dorothy Louise Freeland, 74, of Glendale, AZ, passed away August 24, 2013 at Banner Thunderbird Hospital in Glendale. Born in Birmingham, AL, April 23, 1939, she attended Birmingham public schools, graduating from Winona High School in 1957. She married Elijah Freeland in 1960 at Lompoc, California. She worked 22 years for the Peoria Unified School District in Peoria, AZ; her last position being...
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Maynard Fred Schneider

March 30, 1932 - August 22, 2013

Maynard Fred Schneider was born March 30, 1932 in Scotland, South Dakota and entered into eternal rest with our Heavenly father on August 22, 2013 at Hospice of the Valley in Glendale, Arizona. He married Laurina Schelske on March 23, 1952. They celebrated 61 years of marriage and were blessed with two children, Joy and Jamey. Maynard worked as a fireman in San Diego, California and was also a...
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Clarice Martenson

November 19, 1935 - August 14, 2013

Clarice Jeanette Martenson At 77 she passed peacefully on August 14, 2013 in Sun City, Arizona. Clarice was born in Sisseton, South Dakota on November 19, 1935, she was surrounded with love from her six other siblings as well as her parents Charles and Irene Rolstad. After moving to Phoenix, Arizona in 1959 she was blessed with the birth of Brenda Irene and Del Scott. Once they left the home,...
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Roberto Falcon Esquivel

June 7, 1930 - August 14, 2013

Roberto Falcon Esquivel, age 83, passed away August 14, 2013. He was born June 7, 1930 in Mexico to David and Evangelina (Falcon) Esquivel. He was a very active member of the Catholic Community especially at St. Matthews Catholic Church where he was a main member of the Hispanic Mass Choir and Cursillo. Roberto is survived by his wife Concepcion Esquivel, children Evangeline Rivera, Robert...
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Robert Lewis Holtz, Jr.

September 18, 1954 - August 5, 2013

Robert Lewis Holtz Jr., born September 18th, 1954 in Portsmouth, Virginia, passed away unexpectedly and too soon on August 5th 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. Born to parents R.L Holtz, Sr. and Sondra Cohen Holtz and raised on the East Coast and Phoenix, AZ while his father was active duty in the Marine Corps. Graduating from West High School in Phoenix, he followed his father's footsteps into the...
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