Our Obituaries

Marilyn COOPER

July 21, 1937 - July 31, 2015

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Hazel Hicks Johnson

July 5, 1924 - July 27, 2015

Hazel Hicks Johnson entered into the Kingdom of Heaven July 27, 2015. She was preceded in death by her son Robert and her love, Harold Dean Withey who passed away May 4, 2015. She was born to John and May Hicks July 5, 1924 at Gila River Indian Community. She lived in San Francisco/Berkley area in her early childhood years, and later went to Escuela Mission Boarding School in Tucson, Arizona. ...
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Virginia Lee Rankhorn

February 13, 1929 - July 26, 2015

Virginia Lee Rankhorn 86, of Payson, AZ passed away July 26, 2015 to join her beloved husband, Thurmond Patrick Rankhorn. Survived by eight children, Donald (Pam) Pedigo, Bruce (Suki) Rankhorn, Shirley, Janice Whitson, David Easter, Jefferey (Leslie) RankhornJonathan (Sarah) Rankhorn, Jessica Rankhorn and Julieanna (Joey) Sowers. She had 18 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.She loved her...
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Gilda Judith Stallone

July 24, 1923 - July 24, 2015

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John Porvaznik

April 18, 1922 - July 20, 2015

John "Papo" Porvaznik, 93, passed away Monday, July 20, 2015 at his home in Phoenix, Arizona, where he was surrounded by his loving family. John was born on April 18th, 1922, in Hope, Pennsylvania and went on to join the US Marine Corp in New York, NY on September 14th, 1942 where he proudly served his country during World War II as a Sharpshooter and Mortar NCO throughout the Central and...
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Thao Thi Nguyen

October 10, 1964 - July 17, 2015

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Virginia Bowley

March 30, 1921 - July 12, 2015

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Darla Jean King

February 12, 1944 - July 12, 2015

Darla J. (Murphy) King, 71, passed away on July 12, 2015 in her home in Phoenix, Arizona. She was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had served in many capacities. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Reed W. King and their children, Justin R. King (Melynda) and Shaunessi King. The love of her life were her grandchildren, Alyssa, Amanda, Adyson and...
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Loreto L. Valenzuela

October 28, 1921 - July 11, 2015

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Ethel L. King

May 27, 1920 - July 9, 2015

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Freda Amos

January 15, 1943 - July 5, 2015

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Charles Fredrick Davis

July 30, 1946 - July 3, 2015

Charles Fredrick Davis left this world and those he loved on July 3, 2015 at the age of 68 due to pancreatic cancer. He loved his life and those around him but needed to travel on to a new adventure. Chuck was born in Albany, NY on July 30, 1946. He was presided in death by his parents Emma and Richard Davis; his wife Donna Davis, and his brother Clive Davis. He is survived by his wife...
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Theodore Nathan Rozendal

January 25, 1947 - June 28, 2015

Ted Rozendal, 68, of Phoenix, passed away June 28, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer. Ted was born in Aberdeen, SD, and is preceded in death by his sister, Jean Rozendal and his brother Keith Rozendal. Ted attended the University of Arizona where he met his wife Tonja Welding Rozendal. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters in law: Fred Forseth, Jean Rozendal, Rob and...
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Robert Carrera Morales

July 5, 1937 - June 27, 2015

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Gary Lee Crosby

March 28, 1955 - June 27, 2015

Gary Lee Crosby, Jr., 60, of Phoenix, Arizona, tragically and unexpectedly passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2015.Per Lee's wishes, no formal services will be held. For those closest to Lee, a private celebration will be held in his honor.Lee was born in Lansing, Michigan on March 28, 1955. Lee graduated from Okemos High School in East Lansing in 1973. Lee went onto Michigan State University...
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Viola Ohaco Anderson

September 1, 1924 - June 26, 2015

Viola Ohaco Anderson passed to eternal life on June 26, 2015 surrounded by her family. An Arizona native, born in Flagstaff Arizona to Basque immigrant parents, Michel and Luisa Ohaco. She spent her childhood in Wickenberg and Northern Arizona on her father's ranch. She was a Kappa Alpha Theta and a star athlete at the University of Arizona and graduated in 1946 with a degree in Education. In...
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MaryAnn Jean Lenz

February 18, 1932 - June 25, 2015

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Violet Mae Rockwell

March 4, 1932 - June 24, 2015

Violet Mae Rockwell, 83, of Phoenix, AZ, passed away June 24, 2015. She was born in Brady's Bend, PA, on March 4, 1932. Violet attended East High School. She was married to Jack Rockwell on September 6, 1953. Violet worked in retail/sales for Korrick's, Broadway and Wards. Family, friends, children, and pets loved her. She enjoyed musical entertainment shows. Her passion was being...
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George B. Young

August 20, 1915 - June 23, 2015

George B. Young Sr. was born in Prescott on August 20th, 1915 and died on June 23rd, 2015 at the age of 99. His wife, Chonita Marie died in July 1999. He was the 7th of 8 children of John Charles Young and Mary Contreras and the last surviving sibling. Both parents died early leaving 7 boys and 1 girl to fend for themselves. As a result, George and his brothers learned to be street-wise and...
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Lien Thi Nguyen

April 7, 1927 - June 22, 2015

Nguyen Thi Lien, 88, of Glendale, Arizona, passed away June 22, 2015. She was born in Dong Nai, Vietnam on April 7, 1927. She had been married to Tran Van Hai since 1948. Lien had a passion for cooking and watching television. She is preceded in death by her husband Tran Van Hai; daughters Tran Ngoc Lang, Tran Thi Ngoc; sons Tran Minh Hoang, Tran Minh Hung; and sister Vo Thi Sang. She is...
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Jessie Faye Parker

January 23, 1942 - June 21, 2015

Jessie Faye Parker 73, of Glendale, AZ., went to be with the Lord, June 20, 2015. She was preceded in death by Clerance "Rusty" Parker and Mary Frances Short; survived by her loving daughter Vicky Marie Miller and her beloved sister Betty (Bud) Kitchens. She loved the Lord, desert wild flowers and watching her humming birds. She will be missed and loved by her family and we all know she is in...
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Fred L. Baker

June 18, 1937 - June 20, 2015

Fred L. Baker, 78, died peacefully Saturday morning, June 20, 2015, in Phoenix with his surviving children by his side. Fred was born on June 18, 1937 in Marion, NC to Jack C. and Allie Baker. After moving frequently around the U.S. as a child, he ended up at St. Mary's High School in Phoenix and spent most of the rest of his life in the Phoenix area. He was a registered Land Surveyor and for...
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Lorraine K. Lyells

April 17, 1926 - June 19, 2015

The morning of June 19, 2015 Lorraine passed away peacefully of natural causes. Lorraine was being visited and cared for by her daughter Barbara, and son Jim, at the Brookdale Assisted Care facility in Scottsdale, Arizona at the time of her passing. Lorraine was 89 years of age. Lorraine Lyells was born Lorraine Katherine Miller in the town of Dresden, Kansas on April 17, 1926. She was the...
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Janice A. Siebold

July 26, 1962 - June 18, 2015

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Martha Jane Youngker

January 27, 1918 - June 10, 2015

Martha "Marty" Jane Welton Youngker was born on January 27, 1918 to Ray and Emma Welton. She passed away on June 10, 2015. She was born and raised on the Welton farm in Oskaloosa, Iowa; the second of six sisters. Her health brought her to Arizona where she worked as a private nurse. It was at the home of a patient where she met B. F. "Bennie" Youngker, who was also a native of Iowa. They...
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Millie L. Rahmatulla

January 22, 1936 - June 10, 2015

Millie L. (Sexton) Rahmatulla was born January 22, 1936 and entered into heaven June 10, 2015. She is the daughter of Charles and Irma Atkerson who preceded her to heaven. Millie is survived by her husband Ismael, her brother Charles, three devoted sons, twelve grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and numerous other friends and family. She was a graduate of Phoenix Union High School and...
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Marvin C. Bates

April 6, 1924 - June 9, 2015

Cecil Marvin Bates was born April 6, 1924 west of Clayton in Union County, New Mexico to Osa and Ben Bates and died June 9, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. Marvin helped his mother and father on the farm while attending school in Clayton. After graduation from Clayton High School in May of 1941, Raymond Huff, Superintendent of Clayton Schools, encouraged Marvin to take his test for FBI school in...
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Betty Lou Haldiman

September 22, 1924 - June 8, 2015

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Beverly Jo Rounds

September 25, 1937 - June 7, 2015

Beverly Jo Robinson was born in Phoenix, AZ on September 25, 1937. Her parents, Forrest and Eula Robinson operated dairies in South Phoenix. Beverly grew up in Phoenix, graduated from Phoenix Union High School and was among the first group of veterinary technicians certified in Arizona. Her faith guided her throughout her life including bible camp as a child, holding babies in the nursery...
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Carol Ann Engelhardt

December 24, 1933 - June 5, 2015

Carol Ann Engelhardt, 81, of Phoenix, AZ, passed away June 5, 2015. She was born in Joliet, IL, on December 24, 1933. Carol graduated from Joliet Township H.S. She was married to Leonard O. Engelhardt on March 17, 1951. Carol was proud to be a full time homemaker, making a great home for her husband and 2 children. She had a passion for oil painting. Carol is survived by her daughter Karen...
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Margaret Elizabeth Hanling

November 10, 1916 - June 4, 2015

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Margaret D. Kleindienst

March 3, 1924 - June 3, 2015

On June 3, 2015, Margaret "Marnie" Kleindienst, 91, went to the Lord after a brief but valiant fight against recurrent cancer. Marnie was born on March 3, 1924, in Cleveland Heights, Ohio to Wallace and Lucile Dunbar. Her grandfather emigrated from a small village in Scotland to Cleveland where he founded the Dunbar Construction Company which was carried on by her father. Marnie grew up in...
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Jean Hargrove Bush

November 2, 1927 - May 28, 2015

Jean Bush November 2, 1927 - May 28, 2015Jean Bush passed away on May 28, 2015. Jean was born in Van Nuys, California to Norb and Eloise Hargrove. She attended high school in Van Nuys and was a student at the University of Arizona from 1945 through 1948. She was a member of the Delta Gama Sorority, a Class Officer and a University of Arizona Letter-winner as a member of the 1947-48...
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Ronda Mischelle Jackson

February 10, 1955 - May 27, 2015

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Sandra K. Hume

January 25, 1958 - May 26, 2015

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Constance Jo Waddell

September 3, 1939 - May 25, 2015

The Cherubim Chorus and the Heavenly Choirs, were blessed to be given a new accompanist on Monday, May 25, 2015, at about 10:30 in the morning, when Connie Jo Waddell heard The Father's voice and found herself immediately in His Presence. Connie died suddenly on Monday, and is survived by her loving husband, Bill, and 5 stepsons; Andy Gray, Billy, Mark, Jack and Matthew Waddell. There are...
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Marilyn Gooden

September 24, 1954 - May 24, 2015

Marilyn Gooden: In Loving MemoryMarilyn Gooden passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 24, 2015 in Phoenix, AZ after a courageous battle with breast cancer, at the age of 60. Her last days were spent being comforted and surrounded by loved ones. Marilyn had always been full of life. She had a wonderful sense of humor and spirited personality. She enjoyed reading and had shelves of books to prove...
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Robert Richard Varga

October 14, 1993 - May 19, 2015

Robert Richard Varga, 21 yrs old of Phoenix Arizona passed away on May 19, 2015 surrounded by family. Robert was born on October 14, 1993 in Phoenix Arizona to Robert Varga Jr. and Cynthia Ann Bower. Robert is survived by his parents, Great grandmother Dorothy, Grandparents Rick and Marion Lovell, sisters Chrystale and Kailya, brother Preston, Aunts Julie, Tracy, Ginger, Brandi and Amber and...
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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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Bridget Cepuch

July 25, 1950 - May 12, 2015

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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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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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