Our Obituaries

Grace P. Suft

May 21, 1914 - February 7, 2016


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Adriana Avila

November 22, 1995 - February 5, 2016


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Jeanne T. Strom

December 9, 1931 - February 4, 2016

Jeanne T. Strom, 84, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, February 4, 2016, at Ryan House in Phoenix, Arizona with her loving family at her side. She was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania on December 9, 1931, the daughter of the late Harold and Rena Thomas. Jeanne graduated from GAR Memorial High School in 1949. After graduation Jeanne moved to Boston, MA where she married and later moved to St...
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Rachel M. Hendron

March 8, 1925 - February 1, 2016

Rachel Passamonte Hendron, 90, of Phoenix Arizona, passed away peacefully on February 1, 2016. Rachel was born on March 8, 1925, in Rochester N.Y. She is survived by her sons Sam(Carolyn) and Jim (Robert), sister Fran, grandchildren, Jamie, Scott, Kacie and Lindsay, as well as 6 great grandchildren and numerous extended family members. Services will be held on Sunday February 7th at A.L. Moore...
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Carole L. Pearson

March 27, 1932 - January 30, 2016


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Henry Barry Sargent

June 19, 1934 - January 28, 2016

Henry B. Sargent, Jr., who quietly played key roles in the redevelopment of downtown Phoenix and in fostering the arts community in Arizona, died at his home on Thursday, January 28. He was 81.Henry Barry Sargent, Jr. was born on July 19, 1934, in Jackson, Mississippi, to Henry Barry Sargent and Grace Richmond Sargent, and grew up there with his younger brother, William C. Sargent. In 1946, after...
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Billy Don Milford

June 27, 1939 - January 24, 2016


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Rina Francesca Sinagoga

April 3, 1923 - January 21, 2016

Rina F. Sinagoga passed away January 21, 2016 at 92 years. Rina was born in Picinisco ,Italy and moved to London, England in 1938. She was a longtime member of Sts. Simon and Jude Cathedral. Rina was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years Adam Sinagoga. She is survived by sons Larry and his wife Nancy Sinagoga , Richard and his wife Debbie Sinagoga , Kathy Sinagoga daughter in-law,...
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Rilla Mae Hinchcliff

August 15, 1926 - January 21, 2016


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Christine V. Green

November 29, 1925 - January 20, 2016


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Lewis Edwin McHenry

August 1, 1920 - January 20, 2016

Lewis Edwin McHenry, age 95, went home to Jesus, January 20, 2016 at his home in Phoenix. He was born August 1, 1920 in Denver Colorado, son of Lewis and Louise McHenry. He was predeceased by his sister, Ruth McHenry Curry. Lewis served in the Army Signal Corps during WWII and worked for AT&T for 46 years. He loved photography, travel, growing roses, family and faith. He was a member of...
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Robert O. Meitz

August 18, 1934 - January 19, 2016

Robert Otto Meitz, PhD, Lt. Col. USAF (retired)Dr. Meitz was born in Oak Park, Illinois on August 18, 1934 to Helen Henke Meitz and Carl C Meitz, he passed away on January 19, 2016. His family moved to Superior, Arizona, when he was a youngster. His father worked for Magma Copper as a railroad engineer, and Bob went to school, delivered newspapers, worked in the assay office, and graduated from...
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Marcella Grace Gillen

February 26, 1924 - January 19, 2016

Marcella Gillen age 91 of Chandler, AZ went to be with the Lord on January 19, 2016. She was born in Johnstown, PA on February 26, 1924. She was married to John J Gillen on November 9, 1946, who preceded her in death. Marcella's faith and family were most important to her. Her kindness, laughter and generous spirit were truly a blessing in our lives. She is survived by her son John Gillen ...
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Margaret Mary Pruett

November 21, 1937 - January 19, 2016


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Vivian Bernadine Nowak

October 8, 1921 - January 18, 2016

Vivian Bernadine Nowak was born in Chicago, Illinois on October 8, 1921, and died peacefully in Phoenix, Arizona on January 18, 2016. Between those dates was a life well lived, independently, happily and lovingly. She always said that second after the births of her children, her greatest accomplishment was owning "Vivian's", which was one of the first, if not the first, ladies clothing...
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Esther White McElroy

December 31, 1920 - January 17, 2016


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Mary Dorcas Walker

July 18, 1925 - January 17, 2016


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Janice Lynn Hodges

December 23, 1933 - January 17, 2016

Janice Lynn Hodges, 82, of Phoenix, AZ passed on Sunday January 17, 2016, following complications from Alzheimer's disease. Janice was born December 23, 1933 in Ardmore, Oklahoma, the eldest daughter of Marvin and Pauline Robison. As a young girl, she moved to Arizona from Oklahoma with her family. Janice was a proud graduate from Phoenix North High School in 1951 and from Arizona State College...
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John Arthur Page

August 3, 1930 - January 15, 2016

John Arthur Page was born August 3, 1930 and passed away on January 15, 2016. He was raised in Farrell, PA by his parents Arthur and Mary Pagonis. He attended Farrell High for 2 years, but then went to Bordentown Military Academy in New Jersey and graduated. While there he played football. He was a talented musician. John had his own band, played saxophone, composed music and excelled at piano....
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Marc Aaron Pratt

February 25, 1989 - January 15, 2016

Marc Aaron Pratt age 26, passed away unexpectedly January 15 2016 in San Diego, California. Marc was born February 25, 1989 in Scottsdale, Arizona to Lisa and Tim Pratt. Marc grew up in the Valley and graduated from Shadow Mountain High School in 2007. In March 2012 Marc enlisted in the United States Navy and graduated in May of that same year. Marc is survived by his mother and father Lisa...
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Sara Bazemore Moody

June 6, 1952 - January 15, 2016

Sara "Sally" Bazemore Kent, June 6, 1952-January 15, 2016, passed away peacefully at the Sherman Home surrounded by her loving family. Sally grew up in College Park, Georgia and graduated from College Park High School in 1970. She moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 2008 to marry the love of her life. She was a loving mother, compassionate soul and hardworking woman. She is preceded in death...
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Joanne Katherine Golis

September 12, 1934 - January 14, 2016


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Thomas Teugh

November 13, 1953 - January 12, 2016


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Betty Jo Benton

August 24, 1924 - January 9, 2016

91, Born in Phoenix, AZ on August 24, 1924, died at home on Jan 9, 2016. Betty had a brother, Chuck and a sister, Jane, who both preceded her in death. Her parents were Charles and Gladys Avery. The family moved to Bakersfield, CA where Betty completed high school and met her future husband Robert Benton at a USO dance for pilot trainees. They married in July 1943 and produced 4 sons. Betty was a...
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Ronald George Larrabee

February 18, 1932 - January 9, 2016

Ron died January 9, 2016 at the age of 83. He was born to Leland and Frances Larrabee in Oakland, CA in 1932. Ron had a very active and interesting life. He joined the Army and served as a Medic in Korea, where he experienced the horrors of war. After a few years as a civilian, Ron enlisted in the Air Force, was tested and put in intelligence. He did two tours in Vietnam, was in Puerto Rico...
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Betty Lillian Papa

February 4, 1929 - January 8, 2016

Betty Lillian Papa, aged 86 of Phoenix, passed away on January 8,2016 in the city of Glendale, at the Glencroft care facility. Friends and family are invited to gather together for the funeral service and reception, to be held at Dignity Memorial on January 30, 2016 at 11 a.m., with Pastor Michael Shepard officiating. Betty was born in North Attleborough, Massachusetts to Margaret Denzer and...
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Albert Valentine Thomas

February 1, 1939 - January 7, 2016

Albert V. Thomas III Al was born Feb. 1, 1939 to Albert and Alwilda Thomas in Pasadena, CA. Al's younger years were spent in Minneapolis, MN where he excelled at academics and sports at Breck High School. Al started in retail with Sears; first in Minneapolis and growing in his positions, which took him to Aberdeen, S.D., Fort Dodge, DA., and into Des Moines. After many years in retail Al...
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Warren Genichi Komatsu

January 8, 1937 - January 7, 2016

Warren Genichi Komatsu, 78, of Tempe, Arizona, formerly of Laveen, Arizona, passed away on January 7, 2016.He was born in San Francisco, California on January 8, 1937. He attended Lowell High School and San Francisco City College. He received a Bachelor's degree from San Francisco State University.He was married to Diane Ong on March 13, 1976.Warren was retired from his mobile catering business...
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Caro Norma Goodwin

March 10, 1916 - January 5, 2016


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Franklin Martin Boller,

September 3, 1929 - January 1, 2016

Franklin M. Boller, Jr., SFO, went to his reward on January 1, 2016, of natural causes in Huntington Beach, CA. Frank was a member of the Secular Franciscan Order. He was the oldest child of Mildred V. Boller (RIP) And Franklin M. Boller, Sr. (RIP). His wife, Anne P. Boller, (also a Secular Franciscan) and two sons, Charles Anthony and John Bernard, as well as his sister, Mary C. Lapre, of...
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Aja Alexandria Newman

September 3, 1985 - December 29, 2015


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Dixie Lee Brown

December 11, 1929 - December 23, 2015

DIXIE LEE JOHNSON BROWNDecember 11, 1929 - December 23, 2015Dixie Lee Johnson Brown, 86, passed away at Gardiner Home, Phoenix, after a short illness at the Beautitudes Campus, Phoenix, where she had lived for many years, establishing and maintaining so many friendships after the loss of her beloved husband Price. She was the youngest of three sisters, born in Plainview, Texas where her Daddy...
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Marjorie Grace Edwards

October 25, 1939 - December 23, 2015


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Ruben Gilbert Aguilar

July 4, 1957 - December 22, 2015


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Michal Grace Haynes

June 6, 1945 - December 21, 2015

Michal Grace (Cave) Haynes, known to her friends as "Mickie," passed away at age 70 on Monday, December 21, 2015, in her home in Phoenix, Arizona.Mickie was born June 6, 1945, in Baltimore, Maryland to Troy H. Cave and Vergie Ellamae (Farmer) Cave, both of whom preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband of fifty years, William Haynes; her daughter Shannon Estes; sons Adam...
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Winston B. Darby

February 13, 1923 - December 17, 2015

Winston Burris Darby, 92, February 13, 1923-December 17, 2015, was born on a farm in Lindsay, Oklahoma, south of Oklahoma City, to Arva Jane Cole and William Jesse Darby. At age 4 his parents moved the family including Winston, his younger siblings Juanita and Wayne to Glendale, Arizona. His father bought a new Chevrolet truck for the trip and the family of five rode in a small cab designed...
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Beth A. Swanson

December 21, 1923 - December 16, 2015

Elizabeth Anne Swanson was born December 21, 1923 in Eagleville, Missouri and died in Phoenix on December 16, 2015 after a massive stroke. She loved her hobby of photography and took many pictures of family, friends, and pets. Other hobbies were traveling, gardening, and sewing. She had no plans to teach, but shortly after WWII had ended she had a phone call from the School Superintendent in...
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Bernice T. Butler

March 5, 1923 - December 16, 2015

Bernice Tracy Butler passed away December 16, 2015 at the age of 92, leaving a legacy of love, laughter, endurance, determination, a warm spirit and undying love. She is preceded in death by her husband, Fred Butler; 2 of her sons, Lee Butler and Johnny Butler; 1 grandson, Tony Butler; 1 great grandson, Ronny Butler and 1 great granddaughter, Shelby Butler.She is lovingly remembered by her...
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Arthur Berneal Herseth

August 1, 1919 - December 14, 2015


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Maurice Henry Denempont

October 8, 1922 - December 13, 2015

Maurice "Denny" Denempont died peacefully in his Scottsdale, Arizona home surrounded by his three children on December 13, 2015. He was 93 years old. Maurice is survived by his son, Geoffrey Denempont, Tucson, Arizona; and two daughters, Susan Hook, Penn Valley, CA; and Barbara Denempont, Ashland, Oregon. He is preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Denempont, his three brothers, Louis, Charles...
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Marian L. Rosenbluth

April 26, 1920 - December 9, 2015


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Loraine Mae Murphy

September 29, 1929 - December 6, 2015

Loraine Mae Murphy, age 86, of Glendale, AZ passed away December 6, 2015. Loraine was born in Bagdad, Kentucky on September 29, 1929 to Sol and Ethyl Aldridge. She is preceded in death by her husband Ray and survived by her son and daughter-in-law Mark and Helen, sister Elaine, brother Russell 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Visitation will be Wednesday Dec 9th from 5:30pm - 8:30pm...
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Donna Jean Chastain

January 3, 1939 - December 4, 2015


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Clarence C. Pendergast

August 17, 1928 - December 4, 2015


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Kevin Thomas Newman

September 23, 1950 - December 4, 2015


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Donald Lee Link

September 18, 1939 - December 3, 2015

Donald L. Link of Phoenix, AZ formerly of Ft. Madison passed away unexpectedly on December 3, 2015 at his home. Don was born on September 18, 1939 in Keokuk, IA to Ray O. and Lida (Saar) Link. Don graduated from Ft. Madison High School in 1957. He attended Burlington Junior College. Don's career was spent in the field of banking. He was Executive Vice President at Continental Bank until he...
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Ellen Jane Ong

March 2, 1940 - December 3, 2015


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Beatrice M. Lopez

September 30, 1928 - December 3, 2015

Beatrice M. Lopez 87, of Phoenix passed away on December 3, 2015. Bea was preceded in death by her husband, John and son Joseph. Survivors include sons, John(Olga), David(Jo), James(Helaine), 12 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren, and brother Ellis Mascareno(Sheila) and sister Cres Krogman. Visitation Sunday December 6, 2015 from 5:30-8pm with a Rosary starting at 7pm at A.L. Moore-Grimshaw...
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Gabriel N. Papagalos

August 13, 1917 - November 25, 2015

Gabriel N. Papagalos, age 98 passed away November 25, 2015 in Phoenix, AZ. Gabriel was born August 13, 1917 in Pittsburg, PA to Nick and Katherine Papagalos. He served in the United States Army during WWII and served in the Army Reserve until his retirement. He married Helen on October 27, 1946. Gabriel was highly decorated and was the recipient of the Purple Heart and two Bronze Stars. He...
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Earl Fredrick Jeffries

July 31, 1931 - November 25, 2015

Earl Fredrick Jeffries was born in Riverdale, California, on July 31, 1931 and passed away at the age of 84 on November 25, 2015, in Phoenix, Arizona.Raised in a farming community, he excelled academically and was quarterback on his high school football team. After graduation, he proudly served in the Air Force, and eventually became a crew chief for the Strategic Air Command. After the service,...
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Michael Joseph Zwarycz

December 26, 1922 - November 22, 2015

Michael Zwarycz, of Phoenix, Arizona passed away November 22nd, 2015. He was born in Chicago, Illinois to Michael and Mary Zwarycz. He is predeceased by his loving wife, Esther and five sisters. Michael is survived by his daughter MaryEllen Moore, grandchildren Nick, Chris and Sarah andsisters Irene Judd and Gerry Zwarycz. A service will be held at A.L. Moore Grimshaw Mortuary 710 W. Bethany Home...
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Dorthey E. Rossman

November 24, 1922 - November 19, 2015

Hopi PrayerDo not stand at my grave and weep. I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on the ripened grain. I am the gentle Autumn's rain. When you awaken in the morning hush, I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and...
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Annette K. Mellott

April 5, 1929 - November 15, 2015


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Marian Ryan Decker

November 29, 1915 - November 13, 2015

Marian Ryan Decker passed away peacefully on November 13th, 2015; sixteen days prior to her 100th birthday. She was blessed to be under the gentle care of Huger Mercy Living Center where she resided since 2007. Marian was born November 29, 1915 to Michael Joseph Ryan and Margaret Powers Ryan in New York, New York. She was the second of six children including Robert "Bobby", Rita, Martin "Marty",...
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Frances A. Jasinski

November 18, 1919 - November 8, 2015

Our beloved Frances passed away peacefully on November 8, 2015. Born in Phoenix, AZ, she moved with her family to Los Angeles, CA, at the age of three. Frances graduated from the University of Southern California in 1941, where she was President of Kappa Delta Sorority and met her first husband, Donald E. Ackermann. Don passed away in 1977. Frances worked in banking and was a branch manager...
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Annie Turner Richardson

August 24, 1942 - November 8, 2015


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James Carl Beeson

September 27, 1977 - November 6, 2015


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Jane Claire Cooledge

June 30, 1927 - November 5, 2015

Long-time Central Phoenix resident and beloved Jane Claire Cooledge passed away in her sleep early November 5th at the age of 88. She was born in Cananea, Sonora, Mexico on June 30, 1927. She attended Bisbee High School and then graduated from the University of Arizona. She worked for General Motors' insurance division in Phoenix for 39 years where she was known for her work ethic and...
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Dorothy Dorine Brakebill

August 30, 1921 - November 4, 2015

Dorothy Dorine Brakebill, 94, passed away on November 4, 2015. Her husband James Edward died November 19, 1992. Together they had 4 children, Ronald, living in Phoenix, Donald, living in Show Low, Nancy, in Bisbee, and Lois, who preceded Dorothy in death. Her loving family includes: 10 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and 16 great-great grandchildren. For twenty three years, she was...
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Lorraine G. Curry

October 16, 1928 - November 2, 2015

Lorraine G. Curry, 87, of Phoenix, AZ, passed away on November 2, 2015. She was born in Casa Grande, AZ, to William A. and Ruth Gray on October 16, 1928. She married Pat B. Curry in 1947. Lorraine graduated from Phoenix Union High School, received her Bachelor of Arts in Education from Arizona State University (then Arizona State College) in 1950. She later went on to receive her Master of...
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Marjorie Ellen Pancost

November 21, 1933 - November 1, 2015

Marjorie Ellen Pancost, age 81, passed away on November 1, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. Marjorie was born November 21, 1933 to Hilda and Herman Kuhn in Victoria Kansas. She graduated from high school and then married Robert Dale Pancost. They moved to Arizona in 1964 and loved spending time doing arts and crafts, sewing and spending time in her garden. Marjorie is preceded in death by her...
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Betty Ruth Zimmerman

June 26, 1927 - October 31, 2015


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Elwood Lee Endreson

March 24, 1934 - October 30, 2015


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Glenn E. Holmgren,

October 14, 1948 - October 29, 2015

Glenn E. Holmgren, Jr., of Phoenix, AZ, entered his eternal Home on October 29, 2015, following a courageous crusade against brain cancer. Glenn was born in St. Paul, MN on October 14, 1948 to Lois Erickson (1925-2015) and Glenn Holmgren, Sr. After proudly serving his country in the Navy onboard the USS Long Beach from 1967-1973, including four tours to Vietnam, he moved to Phoenix, AZ where he...
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Don Tillman Squire

August 20, 1933 - October 27, 2015

Don Tillman Squire Sr., 82, passed away in Phoenix, AZ on October 27, 2015. He was born in Richfield, Utah on August 20, 1933 to Forest William Squire and Delva Ence, he was the 4th of 5 children. He graduated from Creighton Elementary School and North High School in Phoenix. Don married his eternal sweetheart Ellen Marie Taylor on November 8, 1958 in the Mesa, AZ LDS Temple. He was a faithful,...
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Carole Ann Jeffries

February 18, 1932 - October 27, 2015

Carole Ann Robison Jeffries-Schwenn, 83, of Phoenix, AZ, passed away October 27, 2015. She was born in Indianapolis, IN, on February 18, 1932. Moving to Phoenix in 1954, she became a wife to Earl Jeffries and mother to Karen Jeffries. She also was a Girl Scout leader, an avid hiker, a talk show host, a financial advisor, a volunteer for the Phoenix Symphony, a politically involved Republican,...
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Mary Monica Cellino

June 9, 1958 - October 25, 2015


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June R. Ruud

June 2, 1923 - October 23, 2015

June R. Ruud, 92, of Phoenix, Arizona went to join her husband Richard on Oct. 23, 2015, their 61st wedding anniversary. She was born June 2, 1923 to Herman L. and Mabel B. Runsberg in Minneapolis, MN. After moving to Sierra Vista, Arizona in 1970, she made many new friends and was loved by all. She was a superb cook and was extremely talented at crafts of all kinds, with a passion for...
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Goldie M. Davis

July 19, 1933 - October 16, 2015


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Dorothy Lorraine Hurd

October 2, 1938 - October 14, 2015

Dorothy L. Hurd, 77, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away October 15, 2015. She was born on October 2, 1938 in Laramie, Wyoming, to Eric and Alma Hanson. She was married to Gerald M. Hurd on July 21, 1973. She was a teacher for over 20 years. She loved animals, playing bridge and belonged to a craft club. Dorothy leaves behind close friends and nieces. She will be forever loved and missed by...
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John George Lemnitzer

November 21, 1943 - October 12, 2015

John George Lemnitzer was born, November 21, 1943 to Fred and Mary Lemnitzer in New York City, New York He was baptized at St. Peter's Lutheran Church Manhattan, New York City, Confirmed at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Portland Oregon. Ordained and served at First Lutheran Church Tacoma, WA. He also served as pastor at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Missoula MT, Bethel Lutheran Church Los...
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Russell Raymond Yost,

December 8, 1917 - October 11, 2015

Russell Raymond Yost, Jr, 97, of Phoenix died on October 11, 2015. He was born in South Fork, PA on December 8, 1917. He earned his BS in Physics from Haverford College in 1939, and had completed all course requirements for his PhD in Physics at Cal Tech when he was called by the Navy to assist in developing guidance and detection systems for ships and aircraft during WW II. After the war he...
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Eugene William Henning

October 11, 1927 - October 11, 2015

Eugene William Henning our beloved dad, grandfather and great grandfather, passed away peacefully on October 11, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. Eugene was born on October 11, 1927 in Concordia, Missouri to parents, Theodore and Esther Henning. Eugene moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1958 where he resided until the time of his death. Eugene worked as a Computer System and Design Engineer for Honeywell....
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William Davis

December 24, 1926 - October 9, 2015

William Morris Davis, 88, native of Phoenix, passed away at home on October 9, 2015 in Phoenix, AZ. Bill was born to Jesse Clarence Davis and Mary Mildred Davis on December 24, 1926. Bill attended Roosevelt and Chandler grammar schools and graduated from Phoenix Union High School in 1944. He served in the US Navy during WWII. He worked at Ray Copper Mine, for American Health Studios and...
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Katherine C. Bunger

January 7, 1916 - October 7, 2015


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James Bennett Davis

July 12, 1947 - October 6, 2015

James Bennett Davis, 68, of Phoenix, AZ, passed away in the arms of his loving wife, Linda, October 6, 2015 following a long illness. He was born on July 12, 1947 in Berkeley, CA. Jim's passions were his family, friends, golfing, and fishing with his father. He loved to barbeque and made a kick-ass ham. He hated coconut but loved Budweiser. Jim was a laid back guy who enjoyed life to the...
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Arthur Sosa

July 26, 1926 - October 4, 2015

Arthur Sosa, 89 of Phoenix, AZ entered the glory of heaven early Sunday morning, October 4, 2015. He was born on July 26, 1926 in Duncan, Oregon. Arthur was a loving and caring father and grandfather. He was also a devoted husband to his wife of 57 years before her passing away. Arthur loved the Lord and made it known he would share the gospel with everyone he met. He is survived by...
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Opal Smitherman Mabe

October 27, 1920 - October 2, 2015

Opal Smitherman Mabe passed away on October 2, 2015 at her home in Phoenix, Arizona after dealing valiantly with a number of illnesses in recent years. She would have turned 95 on October 27. She was born in Winston-Salem to Jether A. and Flora Livengood Smitherman. Her husband, James Dewey Mabe, who died in 2007 was a Stokes County native. For the benefit of a child with asthma, they moved...
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David Irwin Failing

September 12, 1957 - October 2, 2015

David Failing passed away on Friday October 2, 2015, after a long battle with cancer. David was born September 12, 1957 in Springfield, Illinois. He is survived by Cheryl Robbins, brother Doug Failing (Shirley Muir), sister Susan Failing Bergquist (Dan) and Nephew Hugh Bergquist. David is preceded in death by wife Betty Failing, parents James and Nancy Snyder, brother Robert Ramsay, sister in...
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Mary Rachel Lindsey

December 14, 1912 - September 30, 2015


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Louise Jacobson

June 30, 1942 - September 30, 2015

Louise "Janie" Jacobson departed this life on September 30, 2015 to join her beloved husband, Jay, AKA "Babe". She leaves behind her beloved sons, George, John & Jim, who deeply loved and cherished her. She also leaves behind her little dog child, Schnickers AKA "Schnick". She leaves behind many loving family members and dear friends. She was one of 11 children being born to Frederick and...
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Thomas Arthur Murray

November 18, 1947 - September 27, 2015

Thomas Arthur Murray 67, of Phoenix, Arizona passed away September 27th 2015. He was born November 18th 1947 in Estherville, IA and grew up in Bancroft, IA. He is survived by his wife Jeanne Murray (of 46 years) daughter Mary Murray Hunsinger (husband Eric) son, Michael Murray. He was a proud brother of his sisters and brother, Kathy, Pat, Marcia, Monica, Colleen, Sheila and Joe. He was preceded...
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Julianna Caroline Sandoval

October 10, 1964 - September 25, 2015

Juli Sandoval, 50, of Glendale, AZ, passed away September 25, 2015. She was born in Ottumwa, IA, on October 10, 1964. Juli graduated from Linn Mar High School and received a Bachelor of Science Business Management degree from Anthem College. She was married to Ben Sandoval on May 9, 1998. Juli worked as a Customer Project Management Associate for Arizona Public Service. She was a member of...
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Mervin G. Effa

November 13, 1923 - September 25, 2015


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Deanna Carol Tofte

February 16, 1972 - September 24, 2015

Deanna Carol Tofte, 43, of Flint, Texas passed away September 24, 2015 in Troup, TX. Deanna was born February 16, 1972 in Maricopa, Arizona to Jimmy Ray Baker and Delma Jean Ludlow Baker. She is survived by her husband, Damon Tofte of Flint, TX., her parents Jimmy Ray and Delma Jean Baker of Phoenix, AZ.; two children Shanna Marie and Ty Andrew Tofte of Flint, TX.; three sisters, Debbie (Rob)...
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Kenneth Paul Kelly

May 13, 1952 - September 24, 2015

Ken Kelly, 63, of Scottsdale, AZ passed away September 24, 2015. He was born in Avondale, AZ, on May 13, 1952. Ken graduated from the ASU College of Construction. He was married to Dianna Kelly on January 20, 1999. Ken had a career in construction management for Gosnell Development, Hardison/Downey Construction, and most recently was the Director of Facilities for Ewing Irrigation Products. ...
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Anne K. Parfet

December 8, 1931 - September 17, 2015

On the morning of September 17th, 2015, Anne Kempton Parfet (Kinnerup) gracefully passed away in her home surrounded by loving family. She was born in Bessemer, Alabama on December 8, 1931, and moved to Phoenix at the age of 8. Anne graduated from Arizona State University, receiving her undergraduate degree in physical education and her Master's degree in dance. Upon graduation, she taught at...
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Ellen Marie Munson

September 25, 1931 - September 15, 2015

Ellen Marie Munson died peacefully in her home of 60 years, surrounded by family, on September 15, 2015. She was born Ellen Marie Robertson to Ole and Bessie Robertson on September 25, 1931, in Hartford, CT, and was raised on a farm in Plainville, CT. She attended schools in Plainville and Cushing Academy in Massachusetts. She married the love of her life, Bill, and they enjoyed over 60 years...
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Mark Neal Trauscht

February 7, 1951 - September 15, 2015

Mark Trauscht, 64, of Scottsdale, passed away on September 15th. He was born on February 7th, 1951, in Phoenix, AZ to parents Lester and Virginia Trauscht. He graduated from North High School and attended ASU. Mark was fond of golf and flying. He loved his family, and will be greatly missed. Mark was preceded in death by father, Lester and nephew Todd. He is survived by mother Virginia, brother...
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Deanna G. Wyatt

October 9, 1940 - September 14, 2015

Deanna G. Wyatt, 74, went to be with the Lord September 14, 2015. A devoted wife and mother who was predeceased by her son Thomas Wyatt Jr. and survived by her husband of 57 years, Thomas G. Wyatt Sr., four children, Cammie (Jim) Benson, Butch (Elena) Wyatt, Cindy (Jim) Wyatt, Charlie (Rosie) Wyatt, 18 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. She loved puzzles, knitting, baking cakes, reading...
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Laura Anne Phillips

December 7, 1951 - September 11, 2015

Laura Anne Phillips, 63, of Phoenix AZ, passed away September 11, 2015. She was born in New Haven, CT, on December 7, 1951. Laura graduated from St. Raphael's Hospital School on Nursing in 1975 and received a BA at ASU in 1983. She was married to Stuart Phillips, MD, on July 9, 1978. Laura had a career in nursing, nurse anesthesia, and nursing administration at St. Raphael's Hosp. ...
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Richard Arthur Weaver

October 23, 1952 - September 8, 2015


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Blanqui B. Flint

April 19, 1931 - September 6, 2015


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S. Kent Conner

January 8, 1920 - September 3, 2015

Dr. S. Kent Conner was born on January 8, 1920 in Lincoln County, West Virginia during a snow storm. The youngest of six children, he graduated from Duval High School in May of 1936. After studying pre-med at West Virginia University, Kent received his MD from the University of Louisville Medical School in February of 1943. Poor health due to rheumatoid arthritis brought him to Phoenix,...
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Nolan Erich Schmoldt

November 17, 1933 - September 1, 2015

No one plans on losing someone so dear and so close to our hearts; that is why we say "unexpectedly". There was no warning that on September 1, 2015 we would unexpectedly lose Nolan Erich Schmoldt. Suddenly, the man known as Fritz by family and friends and as Papa by his six Grandsons left this world. As heartbroken as we are; we can rejoice in his legacy and celebrate the 81 years that...
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James Harvey Guloien

August 6, 1927 - August 30, 2015


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Wallace Joseph Plante

November 26, 1928 - August 29, 2015

Wallace Joseph Plante, 86, of Theodosia, MO, passed away on August 29, 2015 at the Gainesville Healthcare Center. He was born on November 26, 1928 in Providence, RI, the son of William and Mary (Bellavo) Plante. Wally joined the United States Army and served in World War II and the Korean Conflict. On October 7, 1950, he was united in marriage to Norma Jackson in Rhode Island. The couple had...
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Gene Hunter Angle

August 9, 1928 - August 29, 2015


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Betty B. Ball

January 23, 1925 - August 29, 2015

Betty Bernice Seib Ball, 90, passed away peacefully on July 29, 2015 in Paradise Valley, AZ. An Arizona native, she was born in Phoenix on January 23, 1925 to Arizona pioneers Bernard and Leda Seib. She grew up celebrating Thanksgiving in the desert under the Lady at the Alter, which is now known as the Praying Monk on Camelback Mountain. Betty attended North High and Phoenix Community College...
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Dorothy Jan Harelson

October 15, 1937 - August 28, 2015

Dorothy Jan Harelson, born in Jacksonville, IL on Oct. 15, 1937, died Aug. 28, after complications during heart surgery. Jan moved to Arizona when she was 5 years old and spent the rest of her life enjoying family and friends and the beautiful deserts and mountains across the state. Jan graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Arts degree in education and later earned a...
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