Our Obituaries

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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Arthur Porter Allsworth

November 10, 1938 - August 18, 2014

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

August 18, 1933 - August 17, 2014

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

August 10, 1932 - August 15, 2014

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

March 23, 1927 - August 15, 2014

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Mildred Jean Morris

July 24, 1927 - August 14, 2014

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

January 3, 1955 - August 13, 2014

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

January 5, 1930 - August 6, 2014

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

July 23, 1948 - August 4, 2014

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

May 30, 1944 - August 4, 2014

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

April 8, 1944 - August 4, 2014

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

August 5, 1931 - August 4, 2014

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Ethel Laura Moskop

March 28, 1922 - August 4, 2014

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

April 2, 1917 - July 30, 2014

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

July 13, 1932 - July 28, 2014

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

October 16, 1925 - July 27, 2014

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

November 1, 1926 - July 26, 2014

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

March 18, 1927 - July 21, 2014

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Lucretia Ross

August 2, 1931 - July 16, 2014

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

September 27, 1924 - July 15, 2014

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

March 10, 1963 - July 15, 2014

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

June 7, 1935 - July 14, 2014

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

May 27, 1931 - July 14, 2014

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Daniel Steven Nichols

July 1, 1952 - July 8, 2014

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

September 24, 1957 - July 5, 2014

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

May 11, 1922 - July 4, 2014

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

August 15, 1933 - June 26, 2014

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

May 14, 1935 - June 25, 2014

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Coletha Esterly

March 6, 1932 - June 25, 2014

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

January 10, 1924 - June 23, 2014

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Epigmenio R. Joya

September 16, 1937 - June 22, 2014

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

March 1, 1923 - June 22, 2014

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Paul William Tschetter

February 15, 1917 - June 22, 2014

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Felix Joseph Wroblewski

May 18, 1923 - June 17, 2014

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

March 16, 2014 - June 15, 2014

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Blas L. Chavez

February 6, 1932 - June 7, 2014

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

December 16, 1914 - June 5, 2014

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

March 19, 1920 - June 4, 2014

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George Kerney Driver

May 22, 1931 - June 4, 2014

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Julia M. Leyvas

July 5, 1922 - June 1, 2014

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

January 21, 1945 - June 1, 2014

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Stefano Messana

February 27, 1923 - May 31, 2014

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

April 13, 1935 - May 28, 2014

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

May 29, 1932 - May 28, 2014

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

August 18, 1929 - May 26, 2014

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

April 26, 1912 - May 25, 2014

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

February 13, 1916 - May 24, 2014

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

October 14, 1932 - May 23, 2014

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Shirley Mae Victor

October 1, 1931 - May 22, 2014

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

April 30, 1943 - May 21, 2014

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

April 24, 1921 - May 20, 2014

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

August 16, 1930 - May 18, 2014

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

January 29, 1949 - May 16, 2014

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

January 10, 1930 - May 13, 2014

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

March 7, 1916 - May 11, 2014

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

April 22, 1922 - May 10, 2014

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

February 7, 1933 - May 8, 2014

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

September 14, 1934 - May 8, 2014

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

March 3, 1925 - May 5, 2014

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William Major Brown

May 19, 1922 - May 1, 2014

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

February 10, 1920 - April 17, 2014

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

October 2, 1954 - April 16, 2014

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Bruce Melvin Cogan

January 6, 1944 - April 11, 2014

I send a fond message to all who knew, liked, loved and mourn Bruce's passing to his next mission in a new life. He said to tell you he will now watch over all of us in the company of all the many loved ones who passed away before he did, whom he has now joined up with, so please don't mourn. A dear friend of Bruce's sent me a letter of condolence which I found extremely comforting, so I'm...
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Della Duran Nuanez

August 4, 1914 - April 7, 2014

Nuanez, Della D. (Duran) Age 99 1/2 passed away April 7th in Phoenix, AZ. Born and raised in St. Johns, Arizona, her father, Donocio Duran was County Assessor, then Sheriff of Apache County and owner of one of the first automobiles in the county. Her widowed mother had to raise 7 children. Proceeded in death by husband Gilbert Nuanez and Grandson Austin Wilson, also 2 brothers and 5 sisters. She...
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Margaret Bell Trausch

March 11, 1921 - March 31, 2014

Margaret Bell Trausch, 93 years, of Phoenix, Arizona passed away March 31, 2014. Born in Des Moines, Iowa in 1921, Margaret's father Clarence, suffering from asthma and searching for a drier climate, moved the family to Phoenix. She was eleven years old. She graduated from Phoenix Union High School and married Gene in 1949. Prior to marriage, she attended Phoenix College, the California College...
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Edward Michael Zurbriggen

July 9, 1947 - March 28, 2014

Edward M. Zurbriggen (Michael), 66, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away March 28, 2014, at his home after a long illness of COPD.He was born on July 9, 1947, in St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated from John Marshall High School, Rochester, Minnesota in 1965 and attended college in Rochester, Minnesota and University of Minnesota in Duluth.On September 6, 1968, he was united in marriage to the love of...
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Robert Lee Harris

March 7, 1945 - March 20, 2014

Thursday March 20th 2014, Robert Lee Harris Sr. (Bob) of Glendale Arizona, entered the gates through heaven to be with his daughter, several family members and friends.He was born March 7, 1945 to Roy and Edith Harris in Phoenix. He may have lost his battle to cancer, but he is still our hero. He fought each day like a soldier until the end with so much courage and strength. He will always be...
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Luis Eduardo Bernal

July 8, 1949 - March 2, 2014

Luis Eduardo Bernal was born on July 8th, 1949 in Bogota, Colombia. He grew up in his family home with 4 sisters and 1 brother. He was educated all the way through college in Colombia. He was always an energetic, spirited man who always spoke his mind and did what he wanted. Since he was young he loved to dance and socialize and he thrived on being around many people. Before he was married...
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Jaylen David Govan

August 21, 2003 - February 3, 2014

Jaylen David Govan born August 21, 2003, along with his twin brother, Jaden Taloren Govan. Jaylen is the youngest of the two as they were born 7 minutes apart, almost having separate birthdays. Jaden was born at 11:50 pm and Jaylen was so stubborn that he was born almost at midnight at 11:59pm. Jaylen went to paradise to be with God and his loved ones that are waiting with open arms on February 3...
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Donald Lee Pherson

August 6, 1928 - November 10, 2013

Pherson, Donald L, age 87 passed away on Nov. 10, 2013. He was born in Indiana to Otto and Edna Pherson. Came to Phoenix in 1946 and later became President and part owner of Valley Stationers for twenty-six years. Was a former member of EAGP Business Associates Club. Loved to play golf. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Betty Jean; son Rob (Catherine); granddaughters Jessica (Paul),...
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Steve Setka

March 18, 1914 - October 21, 2013

Steve Setka Sr. 99, of Phoenix passed away on October 21, 2013, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Globe, Arizona on March 18, 1914 to Andrew and Kata Setka. He spent his early years in Globe where his father was a miner. The Setka family later moved to Wheatfields, Arizona outside of Globe. Steve attended Wheatfields School and Globe High School. While at Globe High School...
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Christopher Fong Tom

April 24, 1990 - September 21, 2013

Christopher Fong Tom, 23, of Phoenix went to be with the Lord on September 21, 2013. For nearly one year, he fought a rare form of leukemia with courage and perseverance. His family wishes to thank all thecompassionate healthcare providers. He was a beloved father, son, brother and loyal friend. He is survived by his 14-month old son, Dominik Christian; mother, Pamela; brother, Alexander;...
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Marcia Manville Johnson

June 18, 1929 - May 5, 2013


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Selden Gourley Kent, Jr.

September 18, 1930 - November 1, 2012

Selden Gourley Kent, Jr., 82, died on Thursday November 1, 2012. He was born on September 18, 1930, in Miami, Florida. His father was born in Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada, and in 1912 moved with his family to Coconut Grove, Florida. His mother, Frances Mary York, was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and in 1924 moved to Miami. They were married in 1925.Selden graduated from Miami (Fla) Senior High...
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Bob J. Wallace

November 8, 1928 - June 8, 2011

Bob J. Wallace, 82, of Phoenix, Arizona, went to be with the Lord on June 8, 2011. Bob was born in Elkhorn City, Kentucky, where he grew up living a "Tom Sawyer" existence. He married Margaret Ann Blair of Ashland, Kentucky, who he met in high school. He served in the Air Force, and received training in photography, which led to a lifelong career in the photographic arts. In 1963, he, his wife,...
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David John Williams

December 12, 1967 - May 31, 2011

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

Unknown

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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Angel Orozco

Unknown

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Dorothy Maie Lawton

Unknown

Dorothy (Dottie) F. Lawton, 90 was called to be with her Loving Heavenly Father on the morning of August 6, 2014. Her parents, Maie Garthwaite McGowan, Howard Conrad Filbert Sr., brothers Howard Conrad Filbert Jr. and William Oliver Filbert 1st, preceded her in death. She is survived by daughter Colleen (Paul) Siken, grandson David; and son Jeff (Caryn) Lawton, grandson Jordan and granddaughter...
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Brett Darby Neils

Unknown

Brett Darby Neils passed away on July 31, 2014 at the Flagstaff Medical Center. Brett was born on May 19, 1958 in Great Falls, Montana. He and his family relocated to Arizona and North-Central Phoenix in 1967. Brett was blessed to be a warm, sharing and caring person. He had a fun focused and entertaining personality that would bring a glow to any room he entered. As a keyboard virtuoso,...
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John L. Fox

Unknown

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Naomi Stevens Smith

October 22, 1914 - Unknown

Naomi Stevens Smith, long time resident of Salt Lake City, UT died July 22, 2014 in her hundredth year in Gilbert, Arizona . Naomi was born October 22, 1914 in Ysleta, Texas to Mary Amy Johnson Stevens and David Johnson Stevens. Mary Amy died when Naomi was 4 years old, and there were some years when Annie Hilton (a great-aunt), Sariah Agness Johnson Stevens (grandmother) and Rose Johnson (aunt)...
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Patricia Kay Murillo

Unknown

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Lewis Charles Lawton

Unknown

Lewis C. Lawton Jr., 89, was called to glory by his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on the morning of July 17th, 2014. His parents, Lewis C. Lawton Sr. and Alberta Lawton, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Dottie Lawton, daughter Colleen (Paul) Siken, grandson David; son Jeff (Caryn) Lawton, grandson Jordan and granddaughter Caitlyn of Pullman, WA. He was born in...
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Charlotte Francine Cook

Unknown

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Louis Menheim Kalaf

Unknown

Louis Menheim Kalaf, 88, passed away June 27, 2014. Louis was born November 24, 1925 in Superior, Arizona to Manheim Kalaf and Shaheeny Maloof Kalaf. Lou had a strong love for his country and joined the United States Navy in October of 1944 and served until his Honorable Discharge in July of 1946. He then became an electrician and spent his entire career with Newberry Energy. Lou was a strong...
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Jane Merritt

Unknown

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

September 5, 1935 - Unknown

Lilita B. Alonso, 77, departed May 14, 2013. Lilita will forever be loved by her children daughter Lily M. Alonso and son Armando F. Alonso, Grandchildren Alex Alonso and Ashley Alonso, Cousin Miguel De La Sota, and nieces Alicita Menedez, Susana Isenberg, Any Sierra along with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins on her husband's side. She joins her husband Armando J. Alonso and father Jose...
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Jason Ray Hillen

Unknown

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