Our Obituaries

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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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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Saundra Warnock Gilley

November 19, 1939 - February 1, 2015

Saundra Warnock Gilley, 75, of Phoenix, AZ, passed away February 1, 2015. She was born in Anthony, KS, on November 19, 1939. Sandy graduated from Anthony KS High School in 1957, after growing up in the Freeport KS farm area. She graduated from University of K.C.; School of Dentistry; Dental Hygiene in 1961. Professionally, Sandy was a dental hygienist and bookkeeper in Phoenix, AZ. She was...
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James Bradley Ziegler

January 22, 1972 - February 1, 2015


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Gloria Rose Landino Morrissey

April 25, 1926 - January 31, 2015

Gloria Morrissey, 88, of Cave Creek, AZ, passed away January 31, 2015. She was born in New Haven, CT, on April 25, 1926. Gloria graduated from Hill House High School and received a BS in Education from New Haven Teachers College and a MA in Education from Cal. State University Long Beach. She was married to James Morrissey on August 18, 1955. Gloria worked in education as a teacher and...
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Judy N. Wong

February 3, 1941 - January 26, 2015

Judy N. Wong 73, of Glendale, AZ. passed away on January 26, 2015. She was born in China and immigrated to the United States in the early 60's. Judy was a grocery store owner along with her husband and later a cashier at a local casino. Her passion in life was caring for the grandchildren and enjoying the company of friends. Judy was preceded in death by her son Scott. She is survived by...
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Denise Marie Burnett

August 15, 1959 - January 25, 2015

Denise Burnett, 55, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away January 25, 2015. She was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin on August 15, 1959. Denise graduated from Tremper High School. She was married to Jerry Burnett Sr. for 30 years and had 3 children. For the past 2 years, she has spent time with her boyfriend Jim Bothun. Denise had a career in owning her own woodworking business, worked 18 years at DHL...
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Dorothy Merne McNully

June 17, 1924 - January 24, 2015


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Richard Miner Hall

October 27, 1926 - January 22, 2015

Richard Miner Hall10-27-1926 - 1-22-2015Richard (Dick) was born in Pittsburg , PA, where he grew up the youngest of 3 brothers. He joined the Navy in 1943 at the age of 17. After WWII, he attended Penn State University and graduated in 1950 with an electrical engineering degree. He married his college sweetheart Lois Hall (nee Cook) in 1951. They moved to Phoenix in 1956 where he later received...
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Sarah Ellen Yoder

December 26, 1930 - January 21, 2015

Sarah Ellen Kauffman Yoder was born on December 26, 1930 on a small farm in Union County, Ohio near Plain City. She died at the age of 84 on January 21, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.Ellen's family moved to Phoenix in March 1948. She was a senior in high school at the time and remained behind to graduate, becoming the first Amish student to graduate from Canaan School in Ohio. She was the...
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Frances Kay Johnson

August 30, 1934 - January 19, 2015

Fran Johnson (80), of Waukegan, IL, died Monday, January 19th, 2015, surrounded by her family. She lives on in the hearts of her adoring husband Dr. Thomas D. Johnson, married since June, 1962, and their children; Son Frank Johnson and grandchildren Tommy, Jennifer and Geoff; Daughter Betty Koller and her husband Kraig and grandchildren Brittany and Kristopher; Daughter Lynn Johnson-McGarry and...
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Robert Hugh Rehfeld

August 7, 1941 - January 17, 2015


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Bernardina Baeza

August 21, 1939 - January 13, 2015


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Lorraine A. Leas

March 25, 1921 - January 10, 2015

Lorraine A. Leas, 93, of Phoenix, AZ, passed away January 10, 2015. She was born on March 25, 1921 in Dassel, MN. She graduated from University of MN with a Bachelor's degree in nursing. Lorraine also served in WWII for the U.S. Army overseas. She married Vernon Leas on April 11, 1947. Lorraine is survived by her children Jeffrey (Catherine) Leas, Steven (Heidi) Leas, Kerry (David) Saxby;...
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Thomas Alun Edwards

January 17, 1922 - January 9, 2015


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Mary Frances Short

January 5, 1940 - January 9, 2015

Mary Frances Short, born January 5, 1940, went to be with the Lord on January 9, 2015 after a long illness. She leaves behind her loving and devoted husband M.L. "Mike" Short; two children, Sheryl "Sherri" (Richard) Moncayo and Michael (Christine) "Chrissy" Short; two sisters, Jesse Faye Parker andBetty (Buddy) Kitchens; grandchildren, Rachel (Jason) Millhollon Branden (Sharon "Sam") Robertson,...
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Lorraine Mc McEndree

March 23, 1919 - January 8, 2015

Lorraine McEndree or as her loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren called her "Rain Rain" departed this earth January 8th 2015 to join her family and heavenly father. Lorraine was born March 23rd 1919, in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. She was the first child of Edward Arthur and Retta Mae Longseth. In 1923 her childhood family moved to Phoenix, Arizona, and the family grew with the...
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Evans R. Woodhouse

July 17, 1917 - January 8, 2015

Woodhouse ''' Evans Robert (Woody) died peacefully on January 8, 2015 in Phoenix. He was born at home on July 17, 1917 in Houston, Texas, the fifth of eight children. The family moved to El Paso in 1921 where he grew up.Predeceased by his wife and best friend Bettie in 2003, Evans is survived by his children Evans (Linda), Donna Buddy and Craig; his grandchildren Patricia and Kimberly Buddy,...
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Betty Berridge Pickrell

September 2, 1923 - January 7, 2015


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Cynthia Lee Bodah

November 21, 1964 - January 7, 2015

Cynthia Bodah, 50, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away January 7, 2015. She graduated from Al Hambra High School. She worked for the City of Phoenix as a dispatcher for the water department. Daughter of LeRoy Bodah who is deceased. She is survived by her mother Beverly, brother Charles Goldsmith, sisters Jamie Goldsmith and Sandra Bodah, numerous nieces, one nephew, cousins and friends. She...
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Herman T. Melton

July 14, 1926 - January 4, 2015


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Vernon L. Rogers

October 7, 1926 - January 4, 2015

Vernon L. Rogers, 88, of Phoenix, Arizona, went to be with the Lord on January 4, 2015. Born in Dayton, Ohio on October 7, 1926 and moved to Phoenix in 1957 with his wife Mary, daughters Deborah and April, and sons Donald and Robert. Had final addition to the family, daughter Tina, in 1958. Vernon became a Firefighter for the Wilson Fire Department that serviced Sky Harbor Airport. After the...
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Ruth Frances Kleespies

July 22, 1923 - January 3, 2015

Ruth Frances Phillipson Kleespies, born July 22, 1923 in Bear River, Colorado passed away in Peoria, Arizona on January 3, 2015. She was born to Joseph and Willie Mae Phillipson and had 5 siblings and 12 half-siblings.Ruth is survived by her husband of 54 years, Frederick Herman Kleespies and their three children; Leslie Karl (Tina) Kleespies of Grand Junction, CO, Kurt Edward Kleespies (Bob...
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Richard D. Adickes

September 21, 1942 - December 29, 2014


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Aileen L. DeLellis

November 3, 1922 - December 28, 2014

De Lellis, Aileen Lucille LarsenAileen, 92, our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and aunt, passed to Heaven on December 28th, 2014. She was born in Keokuk, Iowa, and lived there until the age of 18. Aileen was extremely proud of her Scandinavian heritage and described her wonderful childhood on a rural farm in a book, completed in 2003. Aileen attended Keokuk High School and...
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Hanlon Brooks Dubose

November 7, 1928 - December 27, 2014

Hanlon Brooks DuBose II died December 27th, 2014 after a short illness. The son of H. Brooks "Duby" DuBose and Maidel Roberts DuBose, he was born December 7th, 1928 in Tucson, AZ. Brooks attended North Phoenix High School and Phoenix College, where he met his future wife, Doris. They married in February 1951. Brooks graduated from Tulane University that summer, and the couple moved to...
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Georgia Kumis

January 10, 1921 - December 26, 2014


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Veda Louise Ross

April 24, 1927 - December 24, 2014

Veda L. Ross, 87, of Goodyear, formerly of Surprise, AZ., went to be with our Heavenly Father on Wed., Dec. 24, 2014. She was born in Des Moines, IA, on April 24, 1927, to Helen and Earl Deaton. She attended St. Paul Bible College, with Biblical Studies and Ministry as her focus. She married Blaine Ross on April 14, 1950, at Grandview Baptist Church in Des Moines. Veda worked for the United...
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Bobbie Dean Johnson

May 27, 1943 - December 23, 2014

Bob was born in Marshalltown, Iowa to Bob and Shirley Johnson, their only child. He was raised in Marshalltown, where he graduated high school, and then joined the Navy. He served six years in the Navy including a tour in Vietnam. In 1978 he met Beth Carmody. They were married June 3, 1980 in Las Vegas, Nevada. In December 1980, Bob and Beth welcomed their daughter Courtney JoCarmody Johnson. Bob...
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Jill Klefstad

September 17, 1943 - December 22, 2014

Jill Klefstad, 71, of Phoenix, AZ, passed away peacefully in her home on December 22, 2014. She was born to Hugo ("Cal") and Margaret Callaghan in Melbourne, Australia on September 17, 1943. Married to Ron Caraway, she moved to the US and had two children, Scott and Staci. Jill graduated from Glendale Community College with an Associates Degree in Nursing and had a long career as an RN working...
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Elinor Muriel Huss

October 22, 1918 - December 20, 2014

Elinor Huss, 96, went to be with her LORD on Saturday, December 20, 2014 in Phoenix, AZ. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Stanley, and her son, Peter. She trained as a registered nurse, but was primarily a homemaker during her married life.She was a shining example of godly womanhood, and a great blessing to all who knew her. She is survived by her daughter, Rachel Vasey,...
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Billy Gene McKay

March 3, 1941 - December 15, 2014

Billy Gene McKay, 73, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away December 15, 2014. He was born on March 3, 1941 in Gadsden, Alabama to Paul and Elizabeth (Holloway) McKay. He married Elsa (Granillo) McKay on February 17, 1960. Billy was preceded in death by his parents Paul and Elizabeth (Holloway) McKay and brothers James P. McKay, John B. McKay, and David G. McKay. He was survived by his wife Elsa ...
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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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Fay Louise Senko

June 19, 1927 - December 9, 2014


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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

Nester C. Shay, 93, of Phoenix, went home to be with the Lord on November 18, 2014. He was born in Scranton, PA, and married Therese Worth on October 5, 1947. He worked for 27 years as a printer at the Arizona Republic and was a faithful member of Saints Simon and Jude Catholic Cathedral. Golf, fishing and camping were his favorite hobbies. Nester served his country honorably in the US Army...
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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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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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Mary Louise Willenberg

May 21, 1924 - October 11, 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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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

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

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

February 26, 1957 - September 25, 2014

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

May 17, 1928 - September 24, 2014

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