Our Obituaries

Patricia Doreen Zavatone

December 13, 1924 - May 18, 2015


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Robert A. Hafemeyer

October 5, 1930 - May 18, 2015

Robert Alfred Hafemeyer, resident of Phoenix, died May 18, 2015. Bob was born in Hartford, Connecticut on October 5, 1930 to Margaret and Alfred Hafemeyer. He served in the U.S. Army as a First Lieutenant at Ft. Bliss in El Paso, Texas where he was an instructor on the 90mm anti-aircraft gun. Following his military service, he moved to Phoenix where he worked for Reynolds Metals Company for...
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Kent R. Johnson

December 5, 1927 - May 16, 2015

Kent R Johnson, 87, of San Tan Valley, AZ, passed away May 16, 2015. He was born in Pima, AZ, on December 5 ,1927. Kent graduated from Miami High School. He was married to Lorna Deene Lincoln on February 19, 1949. Kent worked a career in National Park Service for the federal government and was a self-employed plumber by trade. He had a passion for his family. Kent is predeceased by his...
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Lois Ellen Campbell

September 11, 1925 - May 15, 2015


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Harold A. Barsness

December 25, 1920 - May 15, 2015

Harold Andrew Barsness went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on May 15, 2015. Born on Christmas Day 1920 in Webster, Minnesota to Scandinavian parents Andrew and Hattie Barsness, he is the middle child of five brothers (Jens, Nels, Luther, Fred and Clarence) and three sisters (Mabel, Ruth, and Evelyn). Sisters Ruth Midboe and Evelyn Gates reside in Minnesota ~ his parents and other...
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Maribel Collier

August 3, 1928 - May 13, 2015

Maribel (Jaye) Collier, 86, of Phoenix, AZ, passed away with her usual courage May 13, 2015 after complications from a stroke (her third!). She was born in Donna, TX on August 3, 1928. She attended Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX, and University of Texas in Austin. She privately studied art under renowned artist Fredrick Taubes. She was married to Hobart Morris in July 1961. Jaye...
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Paul Stanley Drinkwater

January 1, 1947 - May 12, 2015

Paul Stanley Drinkwater, MD, left his beloved Becky on May 12th, 2015. Born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on New Year's Day, 1947 to Edith and Stanley Drinkwater, Paul is survived by his wife, Becky, his brother and sister-in-law, Peter & Joanne Drinkwater, nephews Adam Bevelacqua and Nathan Drinkwater, cousin Sue Beals, and numerous extended family members residing in the New England area. ...
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Margaret A. Vaccaro

March 22, 1925 - May 12, 2015

Margaret A. Vaccaro, 90, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away May 12, 2015. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on March 22, 1925. She married Joe Vaccaro on August 3, 1946. Margaret is survived by her husband Joe Vaccaro, daughters Carmella (Angelo) Iannuzzi and Marianne (James) Liga, 5 grandchildren: Carina, Tiana, Michelle, Christopher, and Michael, and 6 great grandchildren.
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Charles Elmer Emery

May 22, 1924 - May 11, 2015

Charles E. Emery, 90, of Phoenix, AZ, passed away May 11, 2015. He was born in Butler, PA, on May 22, 1924. He was married to Christina Geneva Thomi on December 12, 2003. Charles had a career in maintenance at Alhambra Elementary School. He was a member of the American Legion and had a passion for ballroom dancing, hunting, fishing, and outdoor activities. He is survived by his sister Hellen...
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Millie M. Panagia

December 23, 1925 - May 11, 2015


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Edward O. Garcia

October 13, 1931 - May 10, 2015

Edward O. Garcia aka Lalo84, of Phoenix, passed away in his home on May 10, 2015. Edward was born in Miami, AZ and as a young man he moved to Phoenix with his wife Elvira Garcia. Together they raised 5 children. Edward proudly served his country ranked as a Private First Class and was honorably discharged after 2 years of service. He worked in construction and was a member of the Laborers Local...
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Anne Blanche Cecilia Pinto

November 8, 1917 - May 10, 2015

Anne Blanche Cecilia Pinto, 97, resident of Phoenix (formerly of Deolali, India), died Sunday, May 10, 2015. Born November 8, 1917 in Karachi (British India), preceded in death by husband of 45 years, Dr. (Maj.) Jose Luciano Glennie Pinto, M.B.E. Survived by sons Douglas (Alda Flanders) granddaughter Dr. Angie Pinto (Deven Billimoria), and Ronald (Anna Bodnar) granddaughter Mariana Sira, and...
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Ralph L. Dziggel

October 12, 1915 - May 6, 2015

Ralph L. Dziggel (October 12, 1915 - May 6, 2015) loving husband, father, grandpa and great-grandpa passed away on Wednesday May 6th, surrounded by family and friends. Ralph spent his early life in Advance, Indiana as a famer before moving to Arizona in 1968 with wife, Wantea and daughter, Peggy. Ralph was employed at Mel Clayton Ford for 38 years as a body shop assistant. He is also an active...
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Wilma Romine Weedon

March 17, 1917 - May 5, 2015

Wilma Sutton Bradshaw Weedon, 98, of Phoenix, entered into a peaceful rest May 5th, 2015. Born March 17, 1917 in McClainsbourgh, Illinois and moved to Phoenix in 1928. She graduated from Phoenix Union High School and lived in the valley the rest of her life. After retirement from the Arizona Highway Department, she enjoyed her family and friends, reading, playing bingo, crossword puzzles and...
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Caroline E. HAWORTH

January 10, 1915 - May 4, 2015

Caroline E. Haworth, 100, passed away at 4:20 PM, Monday, May 4, 2015, at Sarah's Place, Glendale, Arizona. She was born on January 10, 1915, in Peoria County, IL, a daughter of William and Emma Ehnle. She married Graham Haworth on December 21, 1956, in Phoenix, Arizona. He preceded her in death on June 6, 2002. Caroline was the eldest of seven children. Albert, Ben, and Frieda Feucht,...
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Harold Dean Withey

March 5, 1934 - May 4, 2015

Harold Dean Withey, 81, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away May 4, 2015. He was born in Sham Rock, Texas on March 5, 1934. Harold worked as a truck driver for Withey Trucking Services and also worked for the Phoenix Country Club. He had a passion for prospecting, geology, and golf. He enjoyed listening and singing to country music, watching sports, and loved good home cooking. He was survived...
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Doris Mae Kelm

September 18, 1923 - May 3, 2015

Doris Mae Kelm, 91, passed away May 3, 2015. She was born September 18, 1923, in Morgantown W.Va. She had 5 sisters and 2 brothers. She was the widow of Edward G. Kelm. Doris is survived by 1 sister, Mary Rehe and 1 son, Dennis and Patty his wife, Dennis Tanler, her son-in-law, 4 grandchildren, Vicki Gibson, Misty Harrison, Tiffany Duncan and Keith Kelm. She had 12 great grandchildren and 1...
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Paul Edward Riffenburg

February 16, 1960 - May 2, 2015


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Frances Therese Parrish

December 4, 1937 - May 1, 2015

Fran Parrish passed away on May 1, 2015. Fran was born to Joe and Mary Smid in Chicago, IL. "Smiddy" was a long-time parishioner of Sts. Simon and Jude where she was active in parish council. She enjoyed a successful career working for State of Arizona and the Catholic Diocese of Phoenix. Fran was preceded in death by her daughter Lisa and son Mark. She leaves behind her daughter Julie...
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Barbara Hardy

May 16, 1953 - April 29, 2015


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John Anthony Koch

March 8, 1923 - April 25, 2015

John Anthony Koch, 92, entered into rest on April 25, 2015. He enjoyed fishing, coaching Little League Baseball, painting, music, and was an avid dog lover. He served honorably in the U.S. Army during WWII and was a Pearl Harbor survivor and a Purple Heart recipient. He was preceded in death by his two younger brothers Robert and Arnie. He is survived by his wife Frances and three sons John,...
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James Riley Duke

August 13, 1930 - April 25, 2015

James Riley Duke, 84, of Phoenix, AZ, passed away on April 25, 2015. An Arizona Native, Jim as born in Phoenix on August 13, 1930. Jim received an Associate Degree in Arts from Phoenix College. He was married to Mary Arlene Payne for 32 years. Later in life, he was married to Wanda Norton who passed away in 2013. Jim was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Jim loved...
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Alan Kohler Hyde

November 8, 1966 - April 24, 2015

Alan Kohler Hyde, of Cave Creek, Arizona, passed away on April 24, 2015. He was a devoted husband, father, son and friend. Alan was born on November 8, 1966 in Denver, CO. His parents are William and Margaret Hyde. Alan grew up in Yuma, AZ and graduated from Yuma High School in 1985, BYU-Hawaii in 1991 and BYU-Provo in 1994. He married Kathy Scott in the Mesa Arizona Temple for time and all...
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Joyce Marshall Coover

September 20, 1930 - April 24, 2015

Joyce Marshall Coover, 84, passed away at the First Class Adult Care Facility in Phoenix, Arizona, on the morning of April 24, 2015, after a lengthy illness. She was born in Minneola, Clark County, Kansas, on September 20, 1930, the only child of Geth Pitman Marshall and Leslie A. Marshall. Joyce spent her formative years in Minneola and was graduated from Minneola High School in 1948. She then...
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Aloysius Joseph Lindemann

June 29, 1949 - April 23, 2015

Aloysius Joseph Lindemann (AJ), 65, of Phoenix AZ, passed away April 23, 2015. He was born in Flagstaff, AZ on June 29, 1949. AJ graduated from Amador Valley High School in Pleasanton, CA and received his BA from University of San Francisco. He was married to Judy Lindemann for 20 years. AJ owned his own business in Healthcare and Human Resources called Lindemann Consulting Group. He was a...
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Jeremy Rex Vogel

February 1, 1978 - April 22, 2015

Jeremy Rex Vogel, 37, of Phoenix, AZ passed away April 22, 2015. Jeremy was born February 1, 1978 in Salt Lake City, UT to Rex Conrad Vogel and Joyce Fenstermaker Vogel. Jeremy served his LDS Mission in the Oregon Eugene Mission Spanish speaking. Jeremy was employed by Total Transit Inc as a customer service agent. Jeremy leaves behind his parents, his brothers, Bryce (Danelle Ray) Vogel of...
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Donald Jerome Otten

September 27, 1936 - April 21, 2015

Donald Jerome Otten, 78 of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away April 21, 2015, at 4:41P.M.He serves honorably in the United States Air Force where he retired after 20 years; and 20 more years with the U. S. A. F. as a Civilian.He was preceded in death by his wife Clarice Ellen Otten and his daughter Rose Marie Otten. Servived by his two daughters Theresa Lynn Otten and Debra Ann Otten (Anderson).
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John Franklin Heskett

February 13, 1924 - April 18, 2015

Heskett, John Franklin, passed away April 18, 2015, at Morningstar Memory Home. He was 91 years old. John was born February 13, 1924, in Nemaha, Nebraska to Frank Heskett and Maud Lawrence Heskett. He married Margaret (Joan) Weston in England in 1946, following his service in the US Army as a medic under Patton's 3rd Army, where he helped liberate the Nazi concentration camps. His 3 children...
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Leah Mary Pesch

July 6, 1921 - April 16, 2015

Leah (Mootz Carton d'Villard) Pesch, 93, transitioned to a new life on Thursday, April 16, 2015 in her Phoenix home. Born on July 6, 1921 in Luxembourg, she came to the United States on January 23, 1948, a date she celebrated every year. Leah loved America and was extremely proud of being an American citizen. On April 30, 1949, she married Roger N. Pesch, MD who preceded her in death in 1999....
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Julia Ann Meacham

February 9, 1969 - April 14, 2015


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Michelle Marie Simms

August 4, 1966 - April 13, 2015

My mom was born in Kitzingen, Germany on August 4, 1966 while her dad was stationed there with the army. She lived there with her mom and dad and two sisters for two years. My mom had me in 1987 and married David Goodwin shortly thereafter. She then became the proud mom of twin boys, Daryl and Daniel and a few years later her youngest son Sean was born.She worked and enjoyed driving a school...
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Robert L. Wilson

March 28, 1929 - April 12, 2015

Robert L. Wilson, 86, went to be with the Lord, April 12, 2015. He served honorably in the United States Navy. He was preceded in death by his son, Robert; survived by his wife Barbara of 65 years and his six children: Kathy (Steve) Jones, Wendi (Jay) Polchow, JoLynn Brassfield, Julie (Don) Daniels, Michael (Sarah) Wilson and Patrick (Jennifer) Wilson. Memorial services will be at the Desert...
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Luke Tucker Dang

March 16, 1931 - April 9, 2015

Luke Tucker Dang Jr. was born on March 16, 1931 in San Francisco, CA. and was the second of 6 children. His family moved to Phoenix when he was 9. He served in the US Military (Air Force) during the Korean War repairing airplanes. His hobbies included building, flying and occasionally repairing radio controlled airplanes. Luke passed away on Thursday, April 9, 2015 after a brief and...
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Diana May Arbuckle

May 28, 1938 - April 8, 2015


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Robert E. Flynn

December 26, 1920 - April 7, 2015

Robert E. Flynn, B.S. M.D. FACR. 94, Phoenix, AZ. Passed Away April 7, 2015Born in Fond du Lac, WI. On December 26, 1920 the second son of William A. and Bess Mahoney Flynn. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Marion Kelleher, their daughter, Ellen and their son Stephen. Surviving are their sons, Peter and David, daughters Lisa F. Rohrer and Kathryn F. Stinson, six grand children...
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James P. McLaughlin

January 14, 1925 - April 4, 2015

James Patrick Anthony McLaughlin, age 90, passed away on Saturday April 4, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. Jim was born January 14, 1925 in Des Moines, Iowa to James and Loretta McLaughlin. He served in the United States Army. Jim worked in the Department of Corrections as a Probation Officer and several other areas in the Department. He spent a lot of his time volunteering at St. Vincent DePaul. ...
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Oleta C. Woolf

May 20, 1920 - April 2, 2015


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Anna Mae Ong

November 3, 1932 - April 1, 2015

Anna Mae Ong passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 in Mesa, Arizona. She was 82 years old. Anna Mae was born in Phoenix in 1932. She attended Phoenix Union High School. Following graduation Anna Mae attended Phoenix College and Howell Dental Institute. She briefly worked as a dental hygienist in California but returned to her hometown to assist in the operation of the family...
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Barbara Ann Todd

September 26, 1931 - March 31, 2015

Barbara Gabler Todd, age 83, passed away on March 31, 2015, ending a truly memorable and rewarding life of a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was born September 26, 1931, in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Joseph A. and Edna O. Gabler Westlake. She graduated from St. Joseph's Academy in St. Louis and William Woods College in Fulton, Missouri, where she had the honor of being...
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Nancy Carolyn Olive

September 14, 1931 - March 24, 2015


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Joyce Elaine Hurst

August 21, 1929 - March 24, 2015

Joyce Hurst went peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior on March 24, 2015 at 85 years of age. Joyce was born in Akron, OH and moved to Phoenix, AZ at the age of 14. She graduated from Phoenix Union High School in 1947 then Gregg Business College. She worked as a secretary for the U.S. Air Force in several locations including the Pentagon and Tripoli, Libya. Joyce married Thomas Hurst in...
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Gerald Lee Barr

June 1, 1950 - March 23, 2015


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Steven Peter Lopez

November 18, 1954 - March 20, 2015

Steven Peter Lopez, Entertainer and Boxing Promoter of Phoenix Arizona passed away on March 20, 2015, at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was born in Moline, Illinois on November 18, 1954 to Pedro Lopez and Beverly Lopez. Steven graduated from West High School in 1972 and competed in the Arizona State Wrestling Championship. Steven was an avid outdoorsman and loved traveling to Mexico for deep-sea...
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Rolland Lloyd Brandt

February 14, 1945 - March 14, 2015


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Daniel E. Kenyon

September 7, 1928 - March 13, 2015

Daniel E. Kenyon was born in Erie, PA, on September 7, 1928, to John W. and Anna P. Kenyon. Dan, also affectionately known as "Dapper Dan" was called home on March 13, 2015. Dan was preceded in death by his loving wife Kathryn, his son Dan Jr., sisters Pauline Smallwood and Dorothy Workman, and brother Thomas. Dan is survived by his remaining children including Rusty, Phyllis, Kathleen...
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William R. Smith

January 11, 1925 - March 10, 2015

William R. "Bill" Smith, 90, passed away at home in Phoenix, Arizona on March 10, 2015. William, the son of James and Ann Smith and beloved husband to Rita B. Cadotte, was born in Batavia, Illinois on January 11, 1925. William served in the RCAF (Royal Canadian Air Force in Ontario Canada. He was employed with the Shell Oil Company for 11 years and Excel Industries for 13 years. Other...
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Kalliope Stavrou

September 3, 1919 - March 7, 2015

Kalliope Stavrou, a caring and devoted mother, passed on March 7th in Phoenix, Arizona, at the age of 95.A longtime active member of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Phoenix, where she sang in the church choir, Kalliope was also a member of the Ladies Philoptocos and the Daughters of Penelope for many years.Kalliope was born on September 3, 1919 in Cleveland, Ohio, the first of five...
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Shirley Elaine Doyle

January 19, 1933 - March 7, 2015

Shirley E. Doyle, 82, of Phoenix, AZ died quietly in her sleep on March 7, 2015. Shirley was born January 19, 1933 in California the daughter of O.J. and Mabel Adams. She was the oldest of two siblings and married John W. Doyle on August 3, 1951.Shirley spent her life raising her family and helping others. She was active in her church and had many roles. Her love of bridge brought her joy and...
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Berta Mae White

June 12, 1918 - March 7, 2015

Berta Mae (Swails) White, 96, known to her grandchildren as "Ween" passed away March 7, 2015, after a short stay in a group home under the loving care of Claudia, Tina, Monica, and Hospice of the Valley. She was born to John Bert and Mary Etta (Cook) Swails in Boone County, Indiana, the youngest of 7 children. She graduated from Pinnell High School in 1936 and received a scholarship to Ball Sate...
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Rudy S. Verdugo

March 16, 1934 - March 2, 2015

Rudy S. Verdugo died on March 2nd at 5:18am at the age of 81. Rudy was preceded in death by his mother and father Ernesto and Josephine Verdugo, his brother Frank Verdugo and two sisters Armida Meisel and Hortensia Newman. Surviving relatives include the following: Gloria Delgado, wife; Ernesto Verdugo, brother; Alexandra Sanderlin, daughter; Carlos Verdugo, son; Raul Verdugo son; and Felicia...
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Arvill Franklin Johnson

February 13, 1934 - March 2, 2015

Arvill Franklin Johnson age 81 passed away March 2, 2015 in Mesa, Arizona. Arvill was born on Tuesday, February 13, 1934 in a home on Ruth Street (built by his Dad) in Prescott, Arizona to Hazel Eunice Scott and James Gerald Johnson. He was the youngest of his siblings which included Gerald, Cora, Flora, Dora, and Vernalee.He grew up in Prescott and at the age of 10 years old moved to Chino...
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Caroline Coronado

June 18, 1936 - February 28, 2015

Caroline Coronado 78, born June 18, 1936 in Flagstaff, AZ to Fred and Nancy Ornelas passed away with family and friends at her side on Saturday, February 28th. Caroline was known by her friends as a passionate neighborhood, civic and political activist serving as a member of the Vesta Club, P.T. Coe Youth Athletic Club, President of the Isaac School Board, board member of the Cactus Wren...
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Sotirios F Kotsis Mitos

June 14, 1956 - February 27, 2015

Sotirios (Steve) Kotsis, 58, of Yuma, AZ, passed away February 27, 2015. He was born in Loutsa, Preveza, Greece on June 14, 1956. Steve was a restaurant owner in Phoenix and Yuma for over 25 years. He was survived by his sister Panagiota Tolia; nephews and nieces Maki (Matina), Kosta (Giota), Taki (Giota), Foti and their children; and numerous cousins and other relatives residing in Germany...
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Tracey Jerome Holman

May 12, 1972 - February 23, 2015


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James Vincent Gang

June 4, 1921 - February 22, 2015


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Ida Kathleen Lester

February 2, 1927 - February 22, 2015

Ida K. Lester, 88, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away February, 22, 2015. She was born in Mt. Vernon, New York, on February 2, 1927. She was married to Charles J. Lester Sr. for over 30 years. Ida had a career at Montgomery Ward for more than 40 years. She was a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW and also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She was very devoted to her family...
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Alan Victor Javery

June 21, 1949 - February 22, 2015


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Derrek Robert Dionne

May 1, 1985 - February 18, 2015

Derrek Dionne age 29, returned to the loving arms of his Heavenly Father on February 18, 2015 at his home in Peoria, AZ. He was born May 1, 1985 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Debera Roberts Coronado and Lonnie Leonard Dionne. Derrek graduated from Peoria High School in 2003, where he was a member of FFA and won the Skills USA State Gold Medal in Automotive. This gave Derrek and Mr. Quinn the...
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David Owen Landrith

April 18, 1947 - February 17, 2015

David Owen Landrith was born on April 18, 1947 in Alturas, California, the first child of Dick and Margaret Landrith. His childhood years were spent on a ranch in rural Davis Creek, California. In the mid fifties, the family moved to the Bay Area, where David attended Pacheco Elementary School, Glenbrook Junior High, and Pleasant Hill High School. In 1963, the family relocated to Irving, Texas,...
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Vera Alline Ellexson

December 28, 1930 - February 11, 2015


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Bonnie Rae Armbruster

November 26, 1940 - February 11, 2015


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William Kwan Toy

May 14, 1947 - February 2, 2015

With family by his side, William Kwan Toy, Jr. (of Phoenix Arizona) died unexpectedly February 2, 2015 after a brief illness. He was the son of the late William Kwan Toy, Sr. and Hazel Toy. He is survived by his father's second wife Angela; siblings Martha, Douglas, Carol, Robert, Serena; and nine nieces and nephews. Family and friends knew him as "Jeepie."Jeepie was born in Phoenix, Arizona on...
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Saundra Warnock Gilley

November 19, 1939 - February 1, 2015

Saundra Warnock Gilley, 75, of Phoenix, AZ, passed away February 1, 2015. She was born in Anthony, KS, on November 19, 1939. Sandy graduated from Anthony KS High School in 1957, after growing up in the Freeport KS farm area. She graduated from University of K.C.; School of Dentistry; Dental Hygiene in 1961. Professionally, Sandy was a dental hygienist and bookkeeper in Phoenix, AZ. She was...
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James Bradley Ziegler

January 22, 1972 - February 1, 2015


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Gloria Rose Landino Morrissey

April 25, 1926 - January 31, 2015

Gloria Morrissey, 88, of Cave Creek, AZ, passed away January 31, 2015. She was born in New Haven, CT, on April 25, 1926. Gloria graduated from Hill House High School and received a BS in Education from New Haven Teachers College and a MA in Education from Cal. State University Long Beach. She was married to James Morrissey on August 18, 1955. Gloria worked in education as a teacher and...
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Judy N. Wong

February 3, 1941 - January 26, 2015

Judy N. Wong 73, of Glendale, AZ. passed away on January 26, 2015. She was born in China and immigrated to the United States in the early 60's. Judy was a grocery store owner along with her husband and later a cashier at a local casino. Her passion in life was caring for the grandchildren and enjoying the company of friends. Judy was preceded in death by her son Scott. She is survived by...
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Denise Marie Burnett

August 15, 1959 - January 25, 2015

Denise Burnett, 55, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away January 25, 2015. She was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin on August 15, 1959. Denise graduated from Tremper High School. She was married to Jerry Burnett Sr. for 30 years and had 3 children. For the past 2 years, she has spent time with her boyfriend Jim Bothun. Denise had a career in owning her own woodworking business, worked 18 years at DHL...
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Dorothy Merne McNully

June 17, 1924 - January 24, 2015


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Richard Miner Hall

October 27, 1926 - January 22, 2015

Richard Miner Hall10-27-1926 - 1-22-2015Richard (Dick) was born in Pittsburg , PA, where he grew up the youngest of 3 brothers. He joined the Navy in 1943 at the age of 17. After WWII, he attended Penn State University and graduated in 1950 with an electrical engineering degree. He married his college sweetheart Lois Hall (nee Cook) in 1951. They moved to Phoenix in 1956 where he later received...
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Sarah Ellen Yoder

December 26, 1930 - January 21, 2015

Sarah Ellen Kauffman Yoder was born on December 26, 1930 on a small farm in Union County, Ohio near Plain City. She died at the age of 84 on January 21, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.Ellen's family moved to Phoenix in March 1948. She was a senior in high school at the time and remained behind to graduate, becoming the first Amish student to graduate from Canaan School in Ohio. She was the...
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Frances Kay Johnson

August 30, 1934 - January 19, 2015

Fran Johnson (80), of Waukegan, IL, died Monday, January 19th, 2015, surrounded by her family. She lives on in the hearts of her adoring husband Dr. Thomas D. Johnson, married since June, 1962, and their children; Son Frank Johnson and grandchildren Tommy, Jennifer and Geoff; Daughter Betty Koller and her husband Kraig and grandchildren Brittany and Kristopher; Daughter Lynn Johnson-McGarry and...
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Robert Hugh Rehfeld

August 7, 1941 - January 17, 2015


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Bernardina Baeza

August 21, 1939 - January 13, 2015


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Lorraine A. Leas

March 25, 1921 - January 10, 2015

Lorraine A. Leas, 93, of Phoenix, AZ, passed away January 10, 2015. She was born on March 25, 1921 in Dassel, MN. She graduated from University of MN with a Bachelor's degree in nursing. Lorraine also served in WWII for the U.S. Army overseas. She married Vernon Leas on April 11, 1947. Lorraine is survived by her children Jeffrey (Catherine) Leas, Steven (Heidi) Leas, Kerry (David) Saxby;...
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Thomas Alun Edwards

January 17, 1922 - January 9, 2015


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Mary Frances Short

January 5, 1940 - January 9, 2015

Mary Frances Short, born January 5, 1940, went to be with the Lord on January 9, 2015 after a long illness. She leaves behind her loving and devoted husband M.L. "Mike" Short; two children, Sheryl "Sherri" (Richard) Moncayo and Michael (Christine) "Chrissy" Short; two sisters, Jesse Faye Parker andBetty (Buddy) Kitchens; grandchildren, Rachel (Jason) Millhollon Branden (Sharon "Sam") Robertson,...
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Lorraine Mc McEndree

March 23, 1919 - January 8, 2015

Lorraine McEndree or as her loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren called her "Rain Rain" departed this earth January 8th 2015 to join her family and heavenly father. Lorraine was born March 23rd 1919, in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. She was the first child of Edward Arthur and Retta Mae Longseth. In 1923 her childhood family moved to Phoenix, Arizona, and the family grew with the...
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Evans R. Woodhouse

July 17, 1917 - January 8, 2015

Woodhouse ''' Evans Robert (Woody) died peacefully on January 8, 2015 in Phoenix. He was born at home on July 17, 1917 in Houston, Texas, the fifth of eight children. The family moved to El Paso in 1921 where he grew up.Predeceased by his wife and best friend Bettie in 2003, Evans is survived by his children Evans (Linda), Donna Buddy and Craig; his grandchildren Patricia and Kimberly Buddy,...
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Betty Berridge Pickrell

September 2, 1923 - January 7, 2015


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Cynthia Lee Bodah

November 21, 1964 - January 7, 2015

Cynthia Bodah, 50, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away January 7, 2015. She graduated from Al Hambra High School. She worked for the City of Phoenix as a dispatcher for the water department. Daughter of LeRoy Bodah who is deceased. She is survived by her mother Beverly, brother Charles Goldsmith, sisters Jamie Goldsmith and Sandra Bodah, numerous nieces, one nephew, cousins and friends. She...
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Herman T. Melton

July 14, 1926 - January 4, 2015


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Vernon L. Rogers

October 7, 1926 - January 4, 2015

Vernon L. Rogers, 88, of Phoenix, Arizona, went to be with the Lord on January 4, 2015. Born in Dayton, Ohio on October 7, 1926 and moved to Phoenix in 1957 with his wife Mary, daughters Deborah and April, and sons Donald and Robert. Had final addition to the family, daughter Tina, in 1958. Vernon became a Firefighter for the Wilson Fire Department that serviced Sky Harbor Airport. After the...
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Ruth Frances Kleespies

July 22, 1923 - January 3, 2015

Ruth Frances Phillipson Kleespies, born July 22, 1923 in Bear River, Colorado passed away in Peoria, Arizona on January 3, 2015. She was born to Joseph and Willie Mae Phillipson and had 5 siblings and 12 half-siblings.Ruth is survived by her husband of 54 years, Frederick Herman Kleespies and their three children; Leslie Karl (Tina) Kleespies of Grand Junction, CO, Kurt Edward Kleespies (Bob...
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Richard D. Adickes

September 21, 1942 - December 29, 2014


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Aileen L. DeLellis

November 3, 1922 - December 28, 2014

De Lellis, Aileen Lucille LarsenAileen, 92, our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and aunt, passed to Heaven on December 28th, 2014. She was born in Keokuk, Iowa, and lived there until the age of 18. Aileen was extremely proud of her Scandinavian heritage and described her wonderful childhood on a rural farm in a book, completed in 2003. Aileen attended Keokuk High School and...
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Hanlon Brooks Dubose

November 7, 1928 - December 27, 2014

Hanlon Brooks DuBose II died December 27th, 2014 after a short illness. The son of H. Brooks "Duby" DuBose and Maidel Roberts DuBose, he was born December 7th, 1928 in Tucson, AZ. Brooks attended North Phoenix High School and Phoenix College, where he met his future wife, Doris. They married in February 1951. Brooks graduated from Tulane University that summer, and the couple moved to...
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Georgia Kumis

January 10, 1921 - December 26, 2014


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Veda Louise Ross

April 24, 1927 - December 24, 2014

Veda L. Ross, 87, of Goodyear, formerly of Surprise, AZ., went to be with our Heavenly Father on Wed., Dec. 24, 2014. She was born in Des Moines, IA, on April 24, 1927, to Helen and Earl Deaton. She attended St. Paul Bible College, with Biblical Studies and Ministry as her focus. She married Blaine Ross on April 14, 1950, at Grandview Baptist Church in Des Moines. Veda worked for the United...
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Bobbie Dean Johnson

May 27, 1943 - December 23, 2014

Bob was born in Marshalltown, Iowa to Bob and Shirley Johnson, their only child. He was raised in Marshalltown, where he graduated high school, and then joined the Navy. He served six years in the Navy including a tour in Vietnam. In 1978 he met Beth Carmody. They were married June 3, 1980 in Las Vegas, Nevada. In December 1980, Bob and Beth welcomed their daughter Courtney JoCarmody Johnson. Bob...
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Jill Klefstad

September 17, 1943 - December 22, 2014

Jill Klefstad, 71, of Phoenix, AZ, passed away peacefully in her home on December 22, 2014. She was born to Hugo ("Cal") and Margaret Callaghan in Melbourne, Australia on September 17, 1943. Married to Ron Caraway, she moved to the US and had two children, Scott and Staci. Jill graduated from Glendale Community College with an Associates Degree in Nursing and had a long career as an RN working...
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Elinor Muriel Huss

October 22, 1918 - December 20, 2014

Elinor Huss, 96, went to be with her LORD on Saturday, December 20, 2014 in Phoenix, AZ. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Stanley, and her son, Peter. She trained as a registered nurse, but was primarily a homemaker during her married life.She was a shining example of godly womanhood, and a great blessing to all who knew her. She is survived by her daughter, Rachel Vasey,...
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Billy Gene McKay

March 3, 1941 - December 15, 2014

Billy Gene McKay, 73, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away December 15, 2014. He was born on March 3, 1941 in Gadsden, Alabama to Paul and Elizabeth (Holloway) McKay. He married Elsa (Granillo) McKay on February 17, 1960. Billy was preceded in death by his parents Paul and Elizabeth (Holloway) McKay and brothers James P. McKay, John B. McKay, and David G. McKay. He was survived by his wife Elsa ...
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Dorothy Salviano

June 16, 1922 - December 13, 2014


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Juanita Foster Butler

September 3, 1926 - December 10, 2014


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Lena Teresa Vipperman

October 15, 1922 - December 10, 2014

The light of the sun diminished a bit this last Tuesday as Lena Teresa (Hobaica) Vipperman joined our Lord in Heaven. Always possessing the ability to bring a smile to a friend or stranger, she will be missed by family, friends, and many acquaintances from her nine decades of life in Phoenix, AZ. Born in Cuba, the second daughter of Arab & Amelia Hobaica; Lebanese immigrants who worked a...
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Fay Louise Senko

June 19, 1927 - December 9, 2014


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James Dudley Ebersole

September 5, 1937 - December 9, 2014

James Dudley Ebersole, 77, of Bryan, Ohio went to be with the Lord, December 9, 2014. Born to Dudley and Leola Ebersole; he is survived by his wife of 59 years, Sharon; children, Tony (Susie) Ebersole, Mary (Phil) Ennen and Bill Ebersole; 7 grandchildren, Tony II, Carolyn (Dave) Stone, Sam, Michael, Nic, Chelsea and Taylor. Brother, David (Janet) Ebersole; and Sister, Nancy (Don) Moser. Great...
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Maria Marquez

April 17, 1932 - December 8, 2014


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Sherry Paulann Del Re

August 19, 1954 - December 4, 2014

Sherry Paulann Del Re, 60, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away December 4, 2014. A memorial service will be held at 3pm on Thursday, December 11, at A.L. Moore Grimshaw Mortuary, 710 W Bethany Home Rd, Phx, AZ. Donations in Sherry's memory can be made to the San Francisco Aids Foundation, www.sfaf.org, or the charity of your choice. Arrangements under the direction of A.L. Moore-Grimshaw Bethany...
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Joan Marie Finklea

April 8, 1925 - December 4, 2014

Joan Marie Finklea of Chandler, Arizona passed away December 4, 2014 at the age of 89. She was born in Phoenix, Arizona on April 8, 1925. Joan Marie Aker attended North Phoenix High School Class of 1943 and left in April of her senior year to marry her true love before he was deployed to serve in the Army Air Corps as a Hump Pilot during WWII. She was married to Robert D. Finklea on April 6,...
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