Our Obituaries

Billy Gene McKay

March 3, 1941 - December 15, 2014


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Dorothy Salviano

June 16, 1922 - December 13, 2014


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Juanita Foster Butler

September 3, 1926 - December 10, 2014


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Lena Teresa Vipperman

October 15, 1922 - December 10, 2014

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

September 5, 1937 - December 9, 2014

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

April 17, 1932 - December 8, 2014


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Sherry Paulann Del Re

August 19, 1954 - December 4, 2014

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

April 8, 1925 - December 4, 2014

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

December 16, 1921 - November 29, 2014

Joe Henry Song, of Phoenix, AZ, went to be with the Lord on November 29, 2014 surrounded by his loving family, at the age of 92. Born December 16, 1921, in San Francisco, California to Jew She Song (father) and Kwan Youn Show Song (mother), he grew up in Chandler, later moved to Scottsdale, and graduated from Scottsdale High School in 1939. Joe attended Curtis Wright Technical Institute (August...
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M.P. Paul Abbott

April 4, 1927 - November 29, 2014

Merlin Paul "Bud" Abbott was born in Phoenix, AZ on April 4, 1927 and he died in Phoenix on November 29, 2014. Bud attended schools in Phoenix, graduated from North High in 1945, then Phoenix College in 1949, and graduated from Arizona State College (ASU) in 1953. He served in the U.S. Army 1945-47. Bud worked as a civil engineer for the City of Phoenix 1955-69 and as Assistant General Services...
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Erma Bonillas Schmidt

March 7, 1928 - November 28, 2014

Erma Bonillas Schmidt, 86, passed away on November 28, 2014. She joined her beloved daughter, Sandy and son, Don. She is survived by her loving son, Ron; her grandchildren; great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandson; numerous nieces and nephews and lifelong friends. She will be remembered as a beautiful, gentle, strong, kind, loyal and faithful woman who had dedicated her life taking care of...
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Alberto Moya

September 17, 1924 - November 28, 2014


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Larry Clinton Colwell

September 28, 1940 - November 27, 2014


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Jonny V. Lester

November 14, 1926 - November 27, 2014

Jonny Velma McElyea Bilbrey Lester went to dance with the stars on November 27th. Thanksgiving was her favorite holiday - she undoubtedly memorialized it. She was born in Snyder, Texas to Joe and Tina McElyea on November 14, 1926. She grew up one of ten children in Texas and Arizona, embracing the love of a large family. She raised her own tribe of seven children with Coy M. Bilbrey. Living...
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Arthur Fred Wilson

December 16, 1934 - November 26, 2014

Arthur Fred (Fritz) Wilson, Jr., 79, of Scottsdale, Arizona, passed away November 26, 2014. He was born in Salida, Colorado on December 16, 1934. Fritz graduated from Prescott High '54 and received an education degree from Arizona State University. He was married to Elaine Jo Dougherty Wilson on September 4, 1957. Fritz had a career in computer technology for Motorola. He had a passion...
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Cheryl Christine Guzman

June 24, 1966 - November 22, 2014

Cheryl Christine (Crary) Guzman, 48, passed away November 22, 2014, surrounded by her family and friends in Phoenix, AZ. Join us in celebrating her life on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 1:30pm. The service and reception will be held at Redemption Church Alhambra's gymnasium, located at 1830 W. Glenrosa Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85013. Attire should be fitting for a celebration. Cheryl was born June 24,...
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Sheila Marie Contreras

September 4, 1937 - November 19, 2014

Sheila Marie Contreras of Laveen Arizona passed away peacefully at home at the age of 77, on November 19, 2014. Sheila was born in St. Paul Minnesota, and later moved to Arizona with her family and met the love of her life. Sheila was a devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend. She is survived by her husband Walter of 55 years, daughter Susan, 3 brothers, 1 sister and many other family and...
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Nester Charles Shay

August 26, 1921 - November 18, 2014


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David William Judson

November 15, 1921 - November 16, 2014


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Grace Mercedes Gwynn

September 9, 1926 - November 16, 2014

GRACE MERCEDES QUINCY GWYNNI was born on a farm in Platteville, Wisconsin on September 9, 1926. There were seven children in our family. I am number six. We attended the Free Methodist Church. I walked to country school 1/4 mile. After high school I worked at a restaurant as a waitress. The minister we had at that time wanted my parents to let me go to the Wessington Springs Jr. College in...
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Jill Robin Finklea

July 7, 1970 - November 15, 2014

Jill Robin Finklea, 44, of Phoenix, AZ, passed away November 15, 2014.She was born in Phoenix, AZ on July 7th, 1970.Jill graduated from Horizon High School in 1988, and furthered her education in the areas of cosmetology, business, and real estate over the years.Jill worked as a customer service representative for Salt River Project in Phoenix, AZ. Jill previously enjoyed a long career as a hair...
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Nicholas D. McKay

December 8, 1920 - November 15, 2014


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Kermit Ray Adams

August 19, 1939 - November 11, 2014


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Mildred Slettebo

November 7, 1919 - November 8, 2014

Mildred E. "Millie" Slettebo, 95 of Phoenix, Arizona passed away on November 8, 2014. She is survived by daughter Carole Bryan, and sister Blanche Cardell. She was preceded in death by her first husband Herman "Jack" Bryan and her second husband Fred Slettebo. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, 2300 West...
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Elizabeth Ann MacCleary

May 24, 1933 - November 7, 2014

Elizabeth (Betty) Ann MacCleary, 81, A native of Phoenix, Arizona passed into the hands of her Lord November 7th 2014. Betty, daughter of Levi Howard Erb Jr. and Helen Burns Taylor was born on May 24, 1933. Betty passed peacefully into eternal life surrounded by her family. She is survived by her three children, Mark (Linda), Kent (Margaret) and Pamela, her five grandchildren Nicole Price (Travis...
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Theodore Mateo Kizer

September 15, 2014 - November 6, 2014


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Garrett Francis Potts

July 9, 1955 - November 5, 2014


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Gale A. Farr

June 24, 1926 - November 3, 2014

Gale A. Farr, 88, of Phoenix, Arizona, fell asleep in the Lord on November 3, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Paula; son's, Jeff (Judy), Stuart (Christa), and Kevin; 6 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and sister, Gloria Jacobs. He served honorably in the U.S. Army during WWII. He loved his grandchildren, fishing, gardening and stamp collecting. He will be deeply loved and missed. May...
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Adrian Joseph Martinez

September 28, 2014 - October 29, 2014

For brief and fleeting moment, an angel touched the groundWith tiny wings and halo, and sweet, soft angel sounds.Blessing the lives of others, in beauty and in graceThose who saw the angel, knew God had kissed his tiny face.The angel came for reasons we may not understandA journey brief, with gifts so great, and guided by God's hand.So, rest now tiny angel, your work on earth is throughIn the...
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Linda Noyes Clifford

July 31, 1942 - October 28, 2014

Linda Noyes Clifford passed away, peacefully, on October 28, 2014. Linda was born in Pasadena, California, on July 31, 1942. Her parents, Joseph and Martha Clifford were living there while Joe was finishing his naval officer training program. The family spent the war years in Minneapolis, while Joe served on the U.S.S. Yorktown, CV10, in the Pacific theatre of World War 2. In 1949, Martha and...
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Joe Elias

December 15, 1931 - October 25, 2014

Elias, Joseph December 15, 1931-October 25, 2014. After a courageuos year battle with cancer, Joe passed away peacefully at his home in Phoenix, Arizona with family by his side. Joe was born in Ray, AZ. He was the founder and owner of Don Jose Mexican food resturant in Phoenix for 43 years. Joe was one of seven children born to the late Richard and Edna Elias. Joe is survived by his wife Margaret...
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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

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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

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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

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

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

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

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