Our Obituaries

Larry Mather Belden

July 27, 1919 - October 16, 2014

Dr. Larry Belden, 95, died at home with loved ones on October 16, 2014, after a long and full life. He was born to Raymond and Grace Belden in Marathon, Iowa on July 27, 1919, where he joined older sister Lucille and brother Walter. He went on to enter Des Moines Still College and became a student in Osteopathic medicine. Shortly thereafter, Dr. Belden met and married his wife of 60 years, Ann...
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Irena Komarnyckyj

November 11, 1922 - October 14, 2014

Irena Komarnyckyj, 91, passed away on October 14, 2014. Born in Ukraine, Irena has called Arizona her home since 1961. Irena and her husband, Omelan, survived a dangerous journey fleeing Ukraine during WWII and temporarily settling in Austria, where her daughter Nadia was born. The family came to the United States in 1950 and originally settled in Chicago Where her son Orest was born. Omelan's...
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Oralia Espinoza Gonzales

August 28, 1925 - October 14, 2014

Oralia Espinosa GonzalesEntered into life on August 28, 1925 in Uvalde, TX and entered into rest on October 14, 2014 in Phoenix, AZ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marcos Cantu Gonzales, and survived by sons, Richard (Toni), Daniel (Stella), Marc (Lupe), and daughter Stella, 9 Grandchildren, 13 Great Grandchildren and 2 Great Great Grandchildren. Oralia served as a "Rosie Riveter" at...
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Mary Louise Willenberg

May 21, 1924 - October 14, 2014

Willenberg, Mary Louise (Campbell) was 90 years old when she passed away on October 11, 2014 in Phoenix, with her daughters by her side. Mary was born on May 21st, 1924 in Wilmington, California, to Claude and Nora Josephine Campbell. They moved to Phoenix in 1935. She graduated from Phoenix Union High School and then attended Good Samaritan School of Nursing from 1942 to 1945, where she...
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Roy Judd Hancock

March 8, 1936 - October 11, 2014

Roy J. Hancock, age 78, passed away Saturday, October 11, 2014. He was born in Mesa, Arizona to Roy and Daisy Hancock. Roy graduated from Mesa High School and attended Phoenix College for Mechanical Drafting/Engineering and Architecture. He and Adrienne Diana Angle were married on June 11, 1955. Roy started his career in the early years in Ranching, Farming and the Dairy Business in the...
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Ralph A. Nye

October 17, 1972 - October 11, 2014

Heaven received another angel. Ralph Nye was an amazing man. Words can't express how much he will be missed and the void that will be left in his absence. He was the best son, partner, brother, uncle, cousin, nephew and friend. Those of you who were blessed to know him understand what a great man Ralph was. He always greeted you with a smile. He never put himself first and never told anyone...
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Dorothy Eltrude Laws

August 8, 1923 - October 11, 2014

Dorothy W. Laws, 91, of Phoenix, passed away on October 10, 2014. She was born on August 8, 1923 in Calhoun, MO and accepted Jesus Christ at age 13. Graduated from Brookes Bible Institute. Worked 14 years as a medical assistant in Otolaryngology. Married Lewis Laws, Sr., a devoted Christian husband and father in 1964. their interest were helping children and the elderly.Survived by: Lew Laws...
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Helen Louise Baxter

September 5, 1921 - October 6, 2014

Helen Louise Baxter, 93, of Surprise, AZ, received her angel wings October 6, 2014. She was born in Earlington, KY on September 5, 1921. Helen graduated from New Albany High School in Indiana. After graduation she went to work for the L&N Railroad. She was great at math and soon worked herself up in the ranks. She married Bernie Baxter in 1942. They lived in California for 6 years and...
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Dona Francis Alderson

September 30, 1931 - October 3, 2014

Dona Alderson, 83 or Phoenix, AZ moved into heaven on October 3, 2014. She was born in Phoenix in 1931 and loved being a Phoenix native. Several of her friends were also Phoenix natives whom she knew for 80+ years. She graduated from Woodbury College in California with great secretarial skills and had the fun, at one point, to be the executive secretary to a Hollywood agent. She loved it! ...
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Barbara Medina

May 14, 1959 - October 2, 2014

Barbara Medina, 55 of Phoenix passed away on October 2, 2014. They say "only the good die young". This could not be more true. Barbara Medina was a wonderful person and exuded goodness. She lived a selfless life, running errands for her parents, babysitting, and lending dollars she never really had. She was always there. The fall was her favorite time of year, when the temperatures...
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Barbara Sue Lucas

October 1, 1940 - September 29, 2014

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Juanita J. Eberle

September 6, 1916 - September 27, 2014

Juanita J. Eberle, 98, of Glendale, AZ, passed away on September 27, 2014. She was born in Allen, OK on September 6, 1916. She graduated from Wewoka High School and received a Bachelor's of Arts degree from East Central University in Ada, OK and a Master's in music education from University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. She had a career in teaching music for the Washington Elementary...
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Alice Perkins

March 27, 1922 - September 25, 2014

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Michael Robert Sprinzl

February 26, 1957 - September 25, 2014

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Barbara Mae Hendon

May 17, 1928 - September 24, 2014

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Nettie C. Ong

September 24, 1919 - September 24, 2014

Nettie Chew Ong passed on her 95th Birthday with loving family at her side. She was born on September 24, 1919 in Red Bluff, CA to CHEW Siu Lim and NG Shee. She grew up in Red Bluff and spent many hours of her youth working with her family in the California Cafe and Ming Terrace Cafe there. Some years later while working at the cafe she met Robert Ong. They married in Reno, NV on Aug 11, 1959...
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Rocio Estrella

July 22, 1987 - September 20, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of A.L. Moore-Grimshaw Bethany Chapel, Phoenix, AZ.
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Manly Corderman

September 24, 1921 - September 19, 2014

Manly Corderman passed away on September 19 at his home in Glendale, Arizona. He was born in Waterville, Washington on September 24, 1921, fourth child of Anna and Manly Corderman, Sr. After graduating from Toppenish High School, he married Virginia Parker. They celebrated 68 years together.While living in Toppenish, he opened a Desoto and Plymouth dealership and was a prime mover in the...
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Paula Joyce Carroll

March 21, 1948 - September 19, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of A.L. Moore-Grimshaw Bethany Chapel, Phoenix, AZ.
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William Howard Sanders

July 9, 1955 - September 19, 2014

William Howard Sanders, a native of Phoenix, Arizona was born on July 9, 1955 to Charles A. J. Sanders and Rose Powell Sanders. He worked for the last 23 years as a bus operator under contract with the City of Phoenix. He attended St. Gregory's Catholic elementary school and West Phoenix High School and held associate degrees from Phoenix College and Glendale Community College. He served in...
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Wilma Kay Bender

April 17, 1933 - September 16, 2014

Wilma Kay Bender spent 27 years educating youth as a teacher with Glendale Union High School District, most of that time at Washington High School. After retirement, she filled her life with activity, including volunteer work at Interfaith Ministries, and extensive local and international travel. Wilma "Kay" also enjoyed having "lunch with the girls". She was preceded in...
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Kenneth Ralph Finnegan

February 6, 1924 - September 15, 2014

Kenneth Ralph Finnegan (1924-2014)Kenneth R. Finnegan, 90, of Glendale, Ariz., formerly of Waterloo, died Monday, September 15, at Hospice of the Valley. He was born on February 6, 1924, son of Michael and Anna Finnegan, in Lawler. He married Helen "Nancy" McVay on Aug. 12, 1957 at St. John's Catholic Church, Waterloo, IA.Preceded in death by his wife, Nancy, parents, and siblings; Madonna Balk...
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William Larry Neithercutt

March 7, 1937 - September 9, 2014

William Larry Neithercutt (Bud), 77, born March 7, 1937, passed away September 9, 2014 at his home in Phoenix, Arizona. Bud was born and raised in Phoenix, graduated from North High School, and attended Phoenix College. He proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1962 in Germany where he was an artillery surveyor. In the summer of 1962, he was married to Hannelore Hahn. Bud worked as an...
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Berenice Lorraine Rose

March 23, 1922 - September 8, 2014

Rose, Berenice Lorraine (Bette) nee Marshall, passed peacefully on September 8, 2014 in South Phoenix with her beloved family at her side. She was born in Sydney, Australia on March 23, 1922 to Ruby and Robert Marshall of North Strathfield. She was the youngest of three daughters and the end of the family line. She had a happy childhood with sisters Thelma and Heather and they were still giggling...
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Mark Hal Guggisberg

January 6, 1930 - September 6, 2014

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Norma Dae Bliss Karstetter

October 5, 1924 - September 5, 2014

Norma Dae Bliss Karstetter, 89, of Phoenix, passed away peacefully at home September 5th, 2014. She was born in Wichita, KS, on October 5th, 1924. She graduated from East High School in Wichita. She was married to Wilmer Karstetter on February 5th, 1959 until he passed away in 2002. Norma was a homemaker and later worked at Garrett (Allied Signal) in the aerospace industry as an executive...
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Paul Frank Ong

July 5, 1967 - September 4, 2014

Ong, Paul Frank 47 of Phoenix, passes away on September 4, 2014. Paul was preceeded in death by his father Paul, his sister Darlene, his brother Scott, his sister Michele, and his grandfather Frank. He is survived by his mother Eileen, and his aunt Pauline. Services will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, September 13, ath the Serenity Chapel, Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery. Arrangements under the...
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Essie Faye Martin

September 27, 1919 - September 4, 2014

Essie Faye Martin of Phoenix died September 4, 2014. She was born September 27, 1919 to Anthony and Virginia (King) Jones. Essie lived in the Buckeye area, graduating in 1937 from Buckeye Union High School. Later, she served as the school's secretary. For many years Essie was secretary for the superintendent of Phoenix Elementary District #1. She was strong-willed and hard working. ...
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Oswaldo Miguel Gonzalez

February 28, 1986 - September 2, 2014

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Georga Lee Arnold Oates

February 22, 1934 - August 31, 2014

Georga Lee Arnold Oates age 80 was born February 22, 1934 to the parents of Maurice and Maurine Arnold in Phoenix AZ. Georga went to be with The Lord while in her Phoenix home among her loving family on August 31, 2014. Georga was raised in Phoenix and graduated from Phoenix Union High School in 1951. She remained in Phoenix where she began raising her family. Georga moved to Show Low in 1971...
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Ruth Ada Allen

February 25, 1921 - August 30, 2014

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Rosella Reeves

October 5, 1923 - August 28, 2014

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Jennie E. Piccarreta

October 3, 1918 - August 26, 2014

Jennie E. Piccarreta, 95, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away August 26, 2014. On October 3, 1918 she was the third of five daughters born to Luigi and Carrie Belluscio in Rochester, NY. During WWII, she enlisted in the Women's Army Corps (WAAC) and served her country stateside. After the war, she married Carl Piccarreta in July of 1946. They raised their five sons in Irondequoit, NY and moved to...
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Betsey Ellen Cary

November 13, 1920 - August 25, 2014

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Edward Joseph Ray

October 20, 1936 - August 22, 2014

Edward J. Ray, 77, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away Friday, August 22nd, 2014. Ed was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas on October 20th, 1936 to Max and Mary Elizabeth Ray. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Colorado College and moved to Phoenix in 1959. Ed served 7 years in the Army Reserves, obtaining the rank of Captain. He went on to a successful career with the Ray Lumber...
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George Lee Davis

December 31, 1934 - August 22, 2014

George Lee Davis, 79 years of age, of Surprise, Arizona, he passed away peacefully on the evening of August 22, 2014, surrounded by those who loved him.George was born in Richmond, Virginia on December 31, 1934 to Curtis Lee Davis and Sadie Graves Davis. He served his country in the National Guard for nine years and earned distinction as an expert marksmen. He was survived by his daughter,...
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Patricia Elizabeth Delmoe

October 13, 1967 - August 20, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of A.L. Moore-Grimshaw Bethany Chapel, Phoenix, AZ.
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Edwin J. Pond

January 18, 1957 - August 20, 2014

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Charles T. Robertson

March 15, 1931 - August 19, 2014

Charles T. (Tom) Robertson, 83, born March 15, 1931 in Hoxie, AR, entered into rest peacefully on August 19, 2014. Tom lived in Phoenix since 1941 and was an avid motor enthusiast. He enjoyed working on anything with an engine ''' classic cars, tractors and hit/miss motors. Tom is survived by his wife Esther of 58 years, three children Sharon (Rick), Leah, Tommy (Cindy), six grandchildren Cassie ...
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Margarita Ibarra Ritchie

March 25, 1937 - August 18, 2014

Margarita Ritchie, 77, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away on August 18, 2014. Margarita was born in Quevedo, Ecuador and grew up in Guayaquil. She moved to the United States in the 1970s where she lived in Louisiana, New York and Minnesota. In 1975, she married her husband David. Two years later, they welcomed their only daughter, Kathy. Margarita was a devoted mother and wife. She worked as a...
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Arthur Porter Allsworth

November 10, 1938 - August 18, 2014

Arthur Porter Allsworth, 75, of Tacoma, WA passed away peacefully August 18, 2014.He and his first wife, Caralee, moved to Phoenix in 1963. He practiced law in Arizona for over 50 years making a name for himself as a premier tax law specialist. He was active in the Arizona State Bar, the Phoenix Art Museum and Arcosanti. He was a founder of the University Club and former council member of the...
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James Pengelly Reed

August 18, 1933 - August 17, 2014

James Pengelly Reed passed away August 17, 2014 in Sun City West, AZ. He was born August 18, 1933 in Youngstown, OH and was raised in Canfield, OH where he lived, worked and started a family until they moved to Arizona in 1973.He attended the University of Louisville, KY and joined the NROTC until he graduated with a BS in Electrical Engineering. He joined the Marine Corps directly after college...
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Nevin Wayne Gabriel

August 10, 1932 - August 15, 2014

Nevin Gabriel grew up in Delaware, Ohio with his parents Cap and Myrtle and his two sisters, Janet and Carol. He served in the Air Force for four years and received an Honorable Discharge. One of his fondest memories was of being stationed in England at the time of the Queen's Coronation. He married Peggy (PeeWee) and they had three children: two daughters that died during infancy, and a son,...
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Margaret W. McCloskey

March 23, 1927 - August 15, 2014

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Mildred Jean Morris

July 24, 1927 - August 14, 2014

Mildred Jean Morris, 87, of Glendale, AZ, passed away August 14, 2014. She was born in Nocona, TX on July 24, 1927. Millie graduated from Lubbock High School. She received a cosmetology degree from the Jessie Lee School of Beauty. She was married to Wilburn Morris. Millie worked in the beauty industry for over 40 years. She owned her own salon in Aurora, CO for many years and even when she...
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John Thomas Rice

January 3, 1955 - August 13, 2014

John Rice, 59, of Phoenix passed away August 14th, 2014. A native of San Francisco, John spent most of his life in The Valley. He attended Maryvale High School where he made many lifelong friends. John was a hardworking and successful independent contractor who loved Mopar cars, but he felt his greatest achievement and joy was his family. In 1984 John married Sue Adams; together they had Jennifer...
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Mary Jo Durham

January 5, 1930 - August 6, 2014

Mary Jo Durham passed away peacefully on August 6, 2014 at the age of 84. Born Mary Jo Reimen in Stanley, North Dakota on January 5, 1930, she lived in White Earth, North Dakota, graduated from high school and worked at the post office where her mother was Post Master. Her family moved to Wenatchee, Washington after the war. Mary Jo married Claude Durham in 1950, started a family and...
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Rodney Lee Somers

July 23, 1948 - August 4, 2014

A Heart of GoldRodney was born in Mesa, Arizona on July 23, 1948. Rodney had a heart of gold as he would do anything for anyone. He went in the Army at the age of 18 and he earned 2 purple hearts as well as others. He loved to go mining for gold, and loved to go fishing. Rodney stepped on a mine and allowed others to be saved. He fell in love with Nevaeh at first sight. She was what kept...
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Bernard Joseph Flynn

May 30, 1944 - August 4, 2014

Bernard Joseph Flynn was born in NYC on May 30, 1944 to Bernard Flynn and Bridget McLoughin Flynn, both natives County Leitrim, Ireland. Bernie was always very proud of his Irish heritage.In 1950 the family moved to Rego Park, Queens. After high school, he studied at St. John's University in New York and then began his career in Advertising working for NYC's Channel 5 and then on to the HRP Ad...
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Andrea Betty Nicoluzakis

April 8, 1944 - August 4, 2014

Andrea "Andy" Betty Nicoluzakis, 70, beloved Yiayia, Mother, Wife, Sister, Godmother & Friend fell asleep all too suddenly with the Lord on August 4th, 2014. She was a wonderful and incredible woman with a heart large enough for all. Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1944, Andy loved to run and wrestle with her brother, Perry. Moving to Phoenix in the 1950's, she attended Arizona State University...
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Bernard John Kroll

August 5, 1931 - August 4, 2014

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Ethel Laura Moskop

March 28, 1922 - August 4, 2014

Ethel L. Moskop passed away Monday, August 4, 2014. She was born March 28, 1922 in Mississippi to Martha and William Kirkley. She was preceded by her husband clarence Moskop and daugther Jo Ann Moskop. She is survived by three children; Robert M. (Beverly) Moskop, Martha Loyce (Gene) Draper, and Roy C. (Judy) Moskop; 6 grandchildren, 11 great grandchldren, and 4 great-great grandchildren. ...
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Myrtle Meador Balfour

April 2, 1917 - July 30, 2014

Myrtle Meador Balfour, 97 years young of Phoenix, Arizona passed away on July 30, 2014. Myrtle was born in Roanoke, Virginia to Eldridge and Lydia Spencer. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Max Meador and Kelvin Monteith. Also her sisters, Daisy Williams, Mary Strickland, and her brothers James Spencer, Herbert Spencer, William Spencer, and Malcolm Spencer. Myrtle loved to read, garden,...
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Alice Joan Carpenter

July 13, 1932 - July 28, 2014

Alice Joan Sanders Carpenter died on July 28, 2014, at the age of 82. She was most recently a resident of Mesa, Ariz., and was a long-time resident of Springville, Utah. She died in Mesa from complications related to her age. Alice was born July 13, 1932, in Globe, Ariz., the only daughter of Frank Robert Sanders and Beatrice Lewis Sanders. She spent her early childhood in Globe, where she...
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Ethel Lee Cox

October 16, 1925 - July 27, 2014

Ethel Lee Cox "Nana" 88, passed away peacefully July 27, 2014 with family at her side. Ethel was born October 16, 1925 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and was a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and a proud member of the Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority. Ethel met her husband Tom, now deceased, in college and was married for 55 years. Ethel is survived by her two children, Barbara (Pat)...
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Alfred Edwin Ebright

November 1, 1926 - July 26, 2014

Known to his family and friends as "Ned", Alfred passed away on July 26, 2014 at the age of 87. Born in Altoona, PA in 1926 to Alfred Sr. and Dora Ebright, Ned later served in the US Navy during the end of WWII. He moved to Phoenix, AZ in the 1940's where he was employed by the U.S. Post Office as a Mail Carrier for 20 years. He met Donna J Russman while delivering mail to her...
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Lucille Marie Brown

March 18, 1927 - July 21, 2014

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Lucretia Ross

August 2, 1931 - July 16, 2014

LUCRETIA ROSS Born August 2, 1931 in Howard Arkansas. She passed away peacefully in the presence of her family on July 17, 2014 at age 82. Although you are gone you have left a void in the hearts of all you ever touched. We loved you with all our hearts but God loved you best. He giveth and he taketh away. She was passionate in her care and the love of her family. We will miss her dearly. ...
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Pauline Pearl Judd

September 27, 1924 - July 15, 2014

Pauline Pearl Johnson Judd, passed away in her home on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at the age of 89. She was born in Phoenix, Arizona on September 27, 1924 and was the youngest of 10 children born to Ivan Clare Johnson & Anna Elesa Fredericksen.Pauline graduated from North High School and attended Lamson Business College and BYU-Provo. She also worked as a secretary to the manager at Montgomery...
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Patty K. Murillo

March 10, 1963 - July 15, 2014

Her Husband - Jose was by her side every step of the way, A true man of courage and strength. She loved him more than any words could ever express. He was her everything. She knew Jose always, and I mean always put her first in his life and she loved that about him.Her Son - Jonathan, Always there when needed - rain or shine. Loved his Mother beyond words. Patty was so very proud of him...
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Jack Dean Peyton

June 7, 1935 - July 14, 2014

Jack Dean Peyton died at the age of 79 on July 14, 2014. He was hiking Dreamy Draw when the Lord called him home. Although it was unexpected, the family finds comfort in the fact that he died while doing the activity that he loved most. He worked in the Aerospace industry as a computer programmer. He was very involved with Apollo Baptist Church as a deacon, Sunday school teacher,...
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Enrique Guadalupe Lemus

May 27, 1931 - July 14, 2014

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Daniel Steven Nichols

July 1, 1952 - July 8, 2014

Daniel S. Nichols, 62 of Phoenix, passed away on July 8 2014. Dan worked in the aerospace industry at Honeywell for 23 years and retired in 2002. Dan is survived by the love of his life, Deborah Hussey, as well as his daughter, Laurie (Joe) Ricci, granddaughters, Angelina, Adrianna, and Ava, his step-son, Eric Page (Cailin), mother, Betty Nichols, and brother, Richard Nichols. There will be a...
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Carolyn Louise Vatuone

September 24, 1957 - July 5, 2014

Carolyn Louise Vatuone, 56, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away July 5, 2014. She was born in Yukosuka, Japan on September 24, 1957. She was married to Tim Vatuone on June 2, 1990. Carolyn was a successful real estate broker owning her own business, La Tierra Properties, for over 7 years. She was a Board Member of CRS and past President of the Albuquerque Women's Council Realtors and Rotary Club...
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Vera S. Humble

May 11, 1922 - July 4, 2014

Vera S. Humble, 92, passed away July 4, 2014. She was born on May 11, 1922 and was a long time resident of Phoenix. She was married to Howard O. Humble (deceased 1975) on July 22, 1938. During their 36-year marriage they raised four children together; Nancy (Vaughn) Kiser, Barbara Wade (deceased 1990), Kathryn (John) Musgrove and James (Deborah) Humble. Vera attended ASU and received Bachelor...
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Richard K. Frederick

August 15, 1933 - June 26, 2014

Hi, I'm here to talk about my dad Richard or Dick as some of you knew him by, he was 80 years young. To give everyone a brief history of his life I will need to go back to the beginning. He was born Aug 15th, 1933 in Linwood Kansas to Margaret and Alfred Frederick. He had no siblings but did have three cousins Donnie, Nancy Lee and Buddy; he was as close to them as if they were his brothers...
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Ralph C. Mansfield

May 14, 1935 - June 25, 2014

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Coletha Esterly

March 6, 1932 - June 25, 2014

Coletha "Koke" Esterly Coletha Anderson was born to Hjalmer and Gladys Anderson on 03/06/32 near Walnut Grove, Minnesota. They moved to Glenwood, Minnesota shortly after. Years later, when her younger brother could not pronounce Coletha, she soon became known as "Koke", a nick name she kept throughout her lifetime. Koke loved growing up near Minnewaska Lake, only a short walk...
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Robert Clinton Glenn

January 10, 1924 - June 23, 2014

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Epigmenio R. Joya

September 16, 1937 - June 22, 2014

Joya, Epigmenio "Chief" Reyes 76 of Phoenix, passed away on June 22, 2014. Born and raised in Phoenix, Epigmenio was a caring brother, uncle and friend. He is survived by a daughter, Cathy Ray, sister Rebecca (John) Estrada, half-siblings Soila Joya, Catalina Joya, and Danny Joya , 3 nieces and 3 nephews. Visitation will be held Friday, June 27th at 10:00 AM with a funeral to follow at...
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Charlotte Eva Broker

March 1, 1923 - June 22, 2014

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Paul William Tschetter

February 15, 1917 - June 22, 2014

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Felix Joseph Wroblewski

May 18, 1923 - June 17, 2014

Felix Joseph Wroblewski, 91, born in Krotoszyn, Poland and moved to America by way of Ellis Island, to Evanston, Illinois with his parents and brother, to join the sister in America. Felix loved the country he called his home serving with the US Coast Guard during WWII. He was a 68 year resident of Phoenix and a 30+ year employee of Reynolds Metals Aluminum. He is preceded in death by his wife...
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Dustin Allan Unger

March 16, 2014 - June 15, 2014

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Blas L. Chavez

February 6, 1932 - June 7, 2014

Blas L. Chavez, 82, of Surprise, Arizona passed away June 7, 2014.He was born in Las Cruces, New Mexico in 1932 and moved to Arizonain 1950. Blas was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather andgreat-grandfather who we will always love and miss very much. Heis survived by his wife, Jessie, her son Raul; daughter Sylvia (Raul) Flores. Blas's sons, Robert (Esther), Jerry (Sylvia), Jimmy ...
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Irvin F. Etscheid

December 16, 1914 - June 5, 2014

In Memory of Irvin F. Etscheid, born December 16, 1914 and passed away June 5, 2014.He is survived by two daughters, Joanne and Judy; four grandsons; one granddaughterand five great-grandchildren. Also survived by longtime friend Virginia Holt.His love will live on in all of us.Arrangements under the direction of A.L. Moore-Grimshaw Bethany Chapel, Phoenix, AZ.
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Agnes Cooper Dewitt

March 19, 1920 - June 4, 2014

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George Kerney Driver

May 22, 1931 - June 4, 2014

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Julia M. Leyvas

July 5, 1922 - June 1, 2014

Julia Mireles Leyvas was born on July 5, 1922, in Miami, AZ to Guadalupe and Luisa Mireles. She was the youngest of thirteen children. She married our Dad Claude M. Leyvas and had five of us children Cheryle, Claude, Pamela, Julie and Mark, Seven Grand Children and Eight Great Grand Children. She was Mom, Judy, Grandma, Fefa, Nani, and Nana to all of us. She loved having her family over on...
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Sherry Elyse Littleford

January 21, 1945 - June 1, 2014

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Stefano Messana

February 27, 1923 - May 31, 2014

Stefano (Steve) Messana, age 91, passed peacefully into eternity on May 31, 2014, and was reunited with his wife, Josephine, on their 64th wedding anniversary. Steve is preceded in death by his wife Josephine, their son Frank, his parents, and all of his siblings except Philip Messana, his youngest brother. Born in Alcamo, Sicily on February 27, 1923, Steve helped support his family at the young...
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Edward Clayton Garrett

April 13, 1935 - May 28, 2014

Edward Clayton Garrett, age 79, of Phoenix, AZ passed away on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. He was born April 13, 1935 to the late Clayton Arthur Garrett and Agnes Margaret Jenny Schnakenberg Garrett of Honesdale, PA. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Ellen Garrett, son Timothy Garrett, brother William Garrett, sister Ruth Ann Hauth, sister-in-law Phyllis Suomela, two granddaughters, 4 nieces...
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Darrell Edward Alfson

May 29, 1932 - May 28, 2014

Darrell Edward Alfson, 81, beloved husbandof Beverly Christenson Alfson, passed awaypeacefully surrounded by the ones helaughed with, lived for, & lovedon May 28th, 2014.Darrell was born in Waterloo, IA& graduated from Wartburg College.Shortly thereafter he began his illustriouscareer with Sears Roebuck and Company.His greatest joy in life was takingpart in adventures with his children...
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Doris Ruddell DuBose

August 18, 1929 - May 26, 2014

Doris DuBose died May 26th, 2014 after a short illness. The daughter of Sylvia Davis Ruddell and Clay Ruddell, she was born August 18th, 1929 in Denton, Texas. She attended North Phoenix High School, Phoenix College, where she met her husband, Hanlon Brooks DuBose II, and Arizona State University. Doris and Brooks lived in New Orleans, LA and Crocker, CA before settling in Phoenix, where Doris...
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Alice Lucretia Alexander

April 26, 1912 - May 25, 2014

Alice Lucretia Alexander, a sweet, twinkling soul, died peacefully on May 25 at her residence in Phoenix, AZ. She was 102-years-old. Alice, the fourth of nine children, was born on April 26, 1912 in Oto, IA, to Arthur and Rickie Wise. She graduated from Oto High School, and was an eager, outstanding student. After graduation, Alice's sense of adventure and a love of travel led her to...
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Howard Cyrus Lawrence

February 13, 1916 - May 24, 2014

Dr. Howard C. Lawrence, Jr., beloved family patriarch and prominent Phoenix physician and surgeon, passed away on May 24th at the age of 98. He was born in Lake Odessa, Michigan, to Howard C. and Clara Luther Lawrence on February 13,1916. He was predeceased by his wife, Winifred (Hertnagel), and second wife, Sue (McDonald); his four brothers: Luther E. Lawrence, Dr. Paul R. Lawrence, Dr. Gordon D...
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Benny Joe McCullough

October 14, 1932 - May 23, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of A.L. Moore-Grimshaw Bethany Chapel, Phoenix, AZ.
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Shirley Mae Victor

October 1, 1931 - May 22, 2014

Shirley Mae Christy Victor was born October 1, 1931, to John Harold Christy and Orpha Jynell Tate in Champaign, Illinois. She had 2 sisters, Doris and Betty. At the age of 8, the family moved to Phoenix, Arizona where she lived until her death on May 22, 2014 after battling cancer. She was 82 years old. She passed away in her home with her family by her side. She is survived by her husband of 60...
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Tommie Jean Stewart

April 30, 1943 - May 21, 2014

Tommie Jean Stewart passed away on May 21, 2014 at her home in Phoenix, Arizona. She was born in San Francisco, California on April 30, 1943 to William Thomas Stewart and Betty Jean Stewart, who preceded her in death. Tommie had fond memories of growing up in Imperial Beach, California, and maintained lifelong friendships with several classmates from Mar Vista High School and grade school. She...
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Howard Albert Carr

April 24, 1921 - May 20, 2014

Howard Albert Carr, 93, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away peacefully on May 20, 2014 of causes incident to age. The twin brother of Harold Clifton Carr, he was born April 24, 1921, in Lewiston, Maine to Charles and Jane Ann Bedell. He was raised in Upstate New York and graduated from Roessleville High School, Albany, New York in 1940.Howard enlisted in the Army Air Corp in September 1940. In...
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George Paul Christie

August 16, 1930 - May 18, 2014

George Paul Christie was born in Cleveland, Ohio on August 16, 1930 and died May 18, 2014. He was raised in Cleveland, Ohio until he was 16 and he moved with his family to Phoenix in 1946. George was a devoted husband and family man. He was a life-long member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Phoenix, Arizona and instrumental in helping start St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church in Peoria...
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Lynne Martha Rapp

January 29, 1949 - May 16, 2014

Lynne Martha Rapp 65, of Phoenix, AZ passed away peacefully on May 16, 2014 from pancreatic cancer. She was born in Springfield, MA to John and Grace Shepardson. She is survived by her husband of 45 wonderful, glorious years, Bryan L. Rapp Sr., children Mari G. Rapp, Bryan L. Rapp Jr., and Wendy K. (Robert)Treon, grandchildren Bryan, Bryce, Brynne, and Matthew, brothers John (Ellen) Shepardson,...
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Anthonee Espinoza

January 10, 1930 - May 13, 2014

Anthonee Espinoza (maiden name Delgadillo), of Phoenix, AZ , passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at her happy home away from home, Madison Meadows, where she was well taken care of by staff and hospice, with family by her side. She was born in Tucson, Arizona on January 10, 1930¬. She then relocated with her family to "Camp 52", at Litchfield Park, and picked cotton in the fields while...
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Nancy Marie Vaccaro

March 7, 1916 - May 11, 2014

Nancy Marie VaccaroDevoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother has gone to join her beloved husband of 65 years, Giovanni, on Mother's Day, May 11, 2014. She leaves behind her devoted, loving son, Vincent and loving daughter-in-law, Jan; grandson's, John and Joe; great-grandchildren, Vincent and Raeanna; daughter, Marie Miesowicz of Michigan; 3 grandson's and 3...
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Guy Edward Robertson

April 22, 1922 - May 10, 2014

Guy E Robertson, 1922 - 2014; 92 years old.Guy died from an unknown cause in a hospice group home and is survived by a son, Larry E Robertson of Phoenix Arizona and a sister, Georgie Ann Suits of Paradise, California. A carotid artery surgery after several strokes took Guy to an independent living and long term care facility in 2010 and finally to the hospice facility in 2014 where he passed...
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James Cruse Zemer

February 7, 1933 - May 8, 2014

James Cruse Zemer, M.D., age 81, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 8, 2014, with family by his side. Jim was born in Toledo, Ohio in 1933 and raised in Fostoria, Ohio. He attended both undergraduate and medical school at the Ohio State University. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, and Phi Chi medical fraternity. Jim was an Ohio State Buckeye to the core - go Bucks! At Ohio...
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Donald Edward Prusakowski

September 14, 1934 - May 8, 2014

Don found peace on May 8, 2014 after a long battle with melanoma cancer. He was born in Buffalo, New York on September 14, 1934 to Edward and Cecilia Prusakowski (both deceased) where he resided until 1957. After serving in the army and marrying his childhood sweetheart, together they moved to Phoenix. He was a wonderful salesperson and started ALL Lighting Products, which his son Chris expanded...
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Donald Patrick Gallagher

March 3, 1925 - May 5, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of A.L. Moore-Grimshaw Bethany Chapel, Phoenix, AZ.
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William Major Brown

May 19, 1922 - May 1, 2014

William Major "Bill" Brown, 91, of Phoenix, Arizona, was surrounded by his loving family as he joined his Father in Heaven on May 1, 2014. Bill was born on May 19, 1922, in Fisher County, Texas. He was raised on a farm during the Great Depression. He joined the Army in 1940 and fought in World War II in the Pacific Campaign with General MacArthur. He received a Purple Heart for...
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Victoria Ragland

February 10, 1920 - April 17, 2014

Victoria Ragland, 94, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away April 17, 2014. She was born in Winnipeg, Canada on February 10, 1920. She was married to DD Ragland on February 24, 1945. Victoria was a seamstress for the garment district and she had a passion for sewing. She is survived by her son Richard (Carole) Ragland of Nevada, 9 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. She will be forever...
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