Our Obituaries

Adam K. Skeans

November 5, 2000 - February 2, 2016

Adam Kristian Skeans Jr., of Tempe, AZ, passed away surrounded by family on Feb. 2, 2016. He was born on Nov. 5, 2000 in Phoenix, AZ, to Elizabeth and Adam Skeans. Adam was preceded in death by his brothers Johnathon and Benjamin. He is survived by his very caring parents; brothers Jason and Lucas and a large family that loves him. He will always be remembered for his love of drums and music....
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Robert Lee Friedman

August 4, 1929 - February 1, 2016

Robert (Bob) Lee Friedman, 86, of Mesa passed away on February 1, 2016. Bob was born on August 4, 1929 in Cropsey, Illinois, the son of Tony and Olive (Bachtold) Friedman. Bob married Dolores McNeely on October 24, 1952. They enjoyed 58 wonderful years together before Dolores passed away in 2011. Bob worked as a mechanic and enjoyed restoring cars in his free time. His favorite car was a 64...
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William Campbell Ball

August 15, 1931 - January 30, 2016

William Campbell Ball, 84, of Mesa passed away at home on January 30, 2016. Bill was born in August 15, 1931 in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Campbell P. and Mary E. (Bernsee) Ball.Bill married Shirley Jean Schultz on June 21, 1957. Bill served his country for 30 years in the United States Air Force, retiring as a Chief Master Sergeant. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 58 years,...
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Concepcion O. Conchita Escobar

July 11, 1943 - January 28, 2016

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Nimra Orona

June 30, 1969 - January 26, 2016

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Richard Warren Thompson

November 20, 1938 - January 19, 2016

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Nikolas Tavon Witcher

January 16, 2016 - January 16, 2016

Nikolas Tavon Witcher, infant son of Akeshia Witcher and Tanya Hornbeak, was stillborn on January 16, 2016 at Honor Health Scottsdale. Survivors include mothers, Akeshia and Tanya; brothers, Jady Gartner and Casey Gartner; sisters, Jaycie Swanson and Kyna Stephan; grandparents, Carmen Williams, DeAnna Bowsher, Michael Bowsher, Mark Gartner, and aunts, Tyhesia White and Lacreshia Witcher. He is...
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Colleen Ann De Roon

February 23, 1948 - January 10, 2016

Colleen Ann De Roon of Mesa, Arizona passed away January 10, 2016. She was born February 23, 1948 in Chicago, Illinois. Colleen shared her life with her dear husband Louis De Roon III for 38 years. She was preceded in death by her parents Gwendolyn E. Kelly and Charles D. Kelly and her brothers Kevin Kelly and Terrance Kelly. She is survived by her children Louis De Roon IV, Sean Charles De...
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Robert Bernard Jasinski

February 28, 1956 - January 9, 2016

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Madge Marie Christensen

July 9, 1930 - January 6, 2016

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Barbara Ellen VEIRS

October 20, 1920 - January 6, 2016

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Francisco Montes

January 10, 1926 - January 3, 2016

Francisco Montes, of Mesa, AZ passed away on Jan. 3, 2016. He was born Jan. 10, 1926 in Dos Cabezas, Sonora, Mexico to Maria Lechuga and Francisco Montes Castenada. He attended school in Pacheco, Chihuahua, Mexico. Francisco learned how to drive logging trucks at the age of 16 and began working as a truck driver at age 18 while working at the sawmill. He worked for the feed mill at Snowflake...
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Eva Irene Bain

January 28, 1921 - January 3, 2016

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Nellie C. Rosales

July 29, 1935 - January 1, 2016

Nellie C. Rosalespassed away Friday, January 1, 2016, at her home in San Tan Valley, AZ. Mrs. Rosales,a loving Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother was born in Globe, Arizona.Reunited with her husband Johnny G. Rosales who predeceased her in 1999.Mrs. Rosales's brothers and sisters, Lorenzo, Eugene, Angie, Ida, Sarah, Tonia and Rachel also predeceased her. She is survived by her sister Lori...
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Mary Rose Parks

January 21, 1927 - January 1, 2016

Parks, Mary Rose (Fremgen) 88, of Mesa, Arizona, entered into rest on January 1, 2016. Mary was born in Taylorville, Illinois on January 21, 1927 to Rose and Harry Fremgen. Her mother was a housewife and her father was an Irishman who worked all his life as a coal miner in Central Illinois. Mary had two siblings, Charlie and Lucy, who preceded her in death. The family moved to Springfield,...
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Pasquale Samuel Flaminio

June 14, 1930 - December 31, 2015

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Ernie Leon Hunsaker

February 26, 1934 - December 30, 2015

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Lorraine Marion Pittam

July 26, 1927 - December 25, 2015

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MaryLou Vickery

July 25, 1932 - December 24, 2015

MaryLou Vickery of Mesa, AZ passed away at her home on Dec. 24, 2015. She was born on July 25, 1932 in Hammond Indiana. MaryLou was preceded in death by her husband, one son, and her great grandduaghter. She is survived by three sons, one daughter, three daughter in-laws, seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. A memorial service will be on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 at 1:00 pm at...
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Melinda Hogue

November 19, 1957 - December 22, 2015

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Gwendolyn Ava Allen

May 31, 1929 - December 18, 2015

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Doris Wilma Hazenfield

April 4, 1922 - December 11, 2015

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James C. Goodman

February 14, 1933 - December 7, 2015

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Doris Virginia Sparks

September 26, 1928 - December 2, 2015

Doris Virginia "Ginny" Sparks was born on September 9th, 1928 and quietly passed away on December 2, 2015, 11 months after losing her husband, Jack, of 63 years. She was devoted to her family, loved life, had a great sense of humor, and cared deeply for other people and for animals. Ginny served others in a long career as a Registered Nurse. She and her husband, Jack, travelled around Arizona...
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David Bruce Ehle

August 13, 1936 - December 1, 2015

David Bruce Ehle, 79, of Sun Lakes, AZ passed away on December 1, 2015. He was born on August 13, 1936 in Syracuse, New York, the son of Leonard William and Helen Ruth (Bogardus) Ehle.David served his country in the United States Army. He was a very proud Veteran. David enjoyed bowling and golf. He loved the ocean and going on cruises with his wife and friends, especially the ones to Hawaii...
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Linda Louise Finnell

October 6, 1936 - November 29, 2015

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Isabel Marie Salazar

December 23, 1938 - November 29, 2015

Isabel Salazar, 76, of Mesa, Arizona passed away on November 29th, 2015. She was born in La Junta, Colorado December 23rd, 1938 to Joe Olguin and Phyllis Gonzales. Isabel went to school in La Junta, Colorado. She married Joe Salazar on November 22, 1958. She was an active member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Isabel loved life. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and...
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Dea D. Planovsky

May 26, 1942 - November 25, 2015

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Inis Frances Newcomb

March 2, 1934 - November 8, 2015

Inis Frances Newcomb, 81, of Mesa, Arizona, passed away Sunday, November 8, 2015.Born in Alabaster, Michigan on March 2, 1934, to Elmer and Frances Erickson, Inis was one of ten children. She had many fond memories of growing up in Michigan including swimming in the Great Lakes, playing baseball with her brothers and getting into mischief with her sisters.Inis married Johnnie Newcomb Jr., on June...
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Genaro Gardea Silva

September 19, 1939 - November 2, 2015

Genaro Gardea Silva passed away November 2, 2015 in Mesa, Arizona. He was born September 19, 1939 to Susana Gardea and Gregorio Silva in Mexico. Genaro was a hard worker and a loving family man. He will be dearly missed. Genaro's passion always lied in his Ford and Chevy trucks, never turning away from an opportunity to fix or ride in an American muscle pick-up. After dedicating over 40 years...
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Merrill Kenneth Kolbe

March 29, 1924 - October 14, 2015

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Donna Jean Bobier

February 26, 1932 - October 13, 2015

Bobier, Donna Jean83, a native of Michigan, Donna J. Bobier passed away October 13, 2015. She also lived in Ohio, Colorado, and Arizona.Donna loved her family. She "made memories" with her beloved husband, Dick, during their 39 cherished years of marriage. She is survived by her son, Paul Czohara (Donald Miller), Gilbert, Arizona, and countless extended family, friends, colleagues and...
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Deanna Lynn Drunasky

April 10, 1956 - October 9, 2015

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James Royal Elder

March 6, 1934 - October 4, 2015

James Royal Elder, born March 6, 1934, passed away in Springerville, Arizona on October 4, 2015. He was currently residing in Apache Junction with his wife Diane with whom he was married for 10 years. Throughout Jim's lifetime, he had a variety of careers. He received his pilot's license at the age of 16. He flew small and large airplanes as well as helicopters. He was an acrobatic pilot...
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Earl J. Fleck

February 6, 1932 - September 24, 2015

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Janet Lee West

September 22, 1938 - September 24, 2015

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Andrew Robles

November 10, 1937 - September 6, 2015

Andrew "Andy" Robles passed away September 6, 2015 in Gilbert, AZ. Andy was born November 10, 1937 in Tempe, AZ to Petronila and Jose Robles. He proudly served in the US Army and was honorably discharged in 1963. He worked as a Frame Maker for an upholstery company until his retirement. Andy is survived by his sister Josie Robles; his brother Cruz Robles and sister-in-law Mercy Robles as well...
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Doris Lillian Plimley

August 10, 1922 - August 29, 2015

Doris Lillian Plimley, 93, of Mesa passed away August 29, 2015. Doris was born in August 10, 1922 in Beacon, New York, the daughter of Marhsall J. and Norma C. (Meyers) Heroy.Doris was an Editor for IBM Publishing. She was a member of St. Andrews' Episcopal Church and the N.Y. VFW Auxiliary. Doris is survived by her daughter, Carol Roach of Mesa; grandchildren, Carol Stone of New Port Richey,...
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Sharrel David Lewis

July 28, 1933 - August 24, 2015

Lewis, Sharrel David "Lew" 82 of Mesa, AZ passed away on August 24, 2015. Lew was born on July 28, 1933 to Melba and Clifford Lewis in Orem, UT. He enjoyed being a pilot, playing tennis, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren. His one childhood memory that he reminded all ping pong challengers was his title as Utah's Boy's Club ping pong champion as a youth. He is survived by his...
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Sadie B. Parks

September 10, 1925 - August 17, 2015

Sadie B. Parks passed away August 17, 2015 in Mesa, Arizona surrounded by her family. Sadie was born in Aberdeen, Maryland to Oscar and Marie Caudill on September 10, 1925. She met the love of her life J.C Parks and had two sons Jerry and Don. Sadie and J.C. were married for 64 years before he passed away in 2009. Sadie was very dedicated to her family. She especially loved spending time with...
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Mary Dorothy Puglisi

April 1, 1927 - August 2, 2015

Mary Dorothy Puglisi, 88, of Mesa, AZ entered The Gates of Heaven, Sunday, August 2, 2015 to join her beloved husband, Salvatore Joseph Puglisi who she was married to for 35 wonderful years.Mary Dorothy Puglisi was known by all who knew and loved her as Dorothy. She is survived by her three loving children Dayne Hayes, Jeffrey Puglisi and Peter Puglisi as well as their families which include her...
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Mary B. Wolke

October 3, 1936 - July 26, 2015

Mary Belle (Buell) Wolke 78, of Chandler, Arizona, passed peacefully into the hands of the Lord on July 26, 2015. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Mary spent her youth in the White Mountains of Arizona, attending elementary school in Pinetop, and graduating from McNary High School in 1954. Mary attended Arizona State Teacher's College and graduated with a...
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Gurney B. Parker

August 3, 1924 - July 14, 2015

GURNEY BURR PARKER, 90, passed away July 14, 2015. He was born August 3, 1924 to Seth and Roxy Parker in Coon Rapids, Iowa. Gurney was an incredibly kind and generous man who grew up as a farmer's son through the great depression. He received his High School diploma early from Coon Rapids High so he could enlist in the U.S. Navy where he saw combat as a gunner's mate on three merchant marine...
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Delbert W. Kolbe

June 18, 1922 - July 6, 2015

Delbert Wesley Kolbe, Sr. 93 of Mesa, AZ passed away July 6, 2015. Delbert was born in Raymond, Minnesota June 18, 1922 to Arthur and Tillie Kolbe. He proudly served in the United States Army and was a WWII Veteran. He married the love of his life Betty Marie Alf June 1, 1946 and they had 5 children. Delbert worked as a Machinist for FMC of Minnesota for 14 years and the Naval Base San Diego,...
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Walter Anibal Carcamo

November 12, 1958 - July 4, 2015

Our beloved son Walter Anibal Carcamo Castaneda age 56 of Mesa, AZ passed away on July 4th 2015. He was born in Guatemala City, Guatemala on November 12, 1958. Walter graduated from Escuela Normal Central para Varones.Walter worked for Pyramid Technologies Inc. as a Calibration Technician. He was a member of Saint Anne's church. Walter had a passion for writing poems as well as photography,...
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Barbara Pipitt

March 30, 1933 - June 21, 2015

Barbara Iolene (Gasseling) Pipitt passed away Sunday, June 21, 2015 in Arizona at Hospice of the Valley Friendship Village where she succumbed to her 36 year battle with cancer. She was born March 30, 1933 to Frank and Celestia (Hollinrake) Gasseling in Hemingford, NE. She married Morris Dean Pipitt on June 14, 1951.Barbara was an excellent farm wife, cook, gardener, seamstress, crafter and above...
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Donald L. Johnson

February 12, 1939 - June 13, 2015

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Marilyn Haskins

February 13, 1932 - June 11, 2015

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Helen Sandvig

December 24, 1923 - June 6, 2015

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Sandra D. Smith

March 3, 1949 - May 28, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Melcher Mortuary Chapel of the Roses, Mesa, AZ.
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Peter I. Fields

April 14, 1956 - May 25, 2015

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Sharon A. Goldring

May 26, 1946 - May 20, 2015

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Juan Pablo Rodriguez

December 14, 1976 - May 16, 2015

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Joyce Sorg

February 3, 1937 - May 13, 2015

Joyce Sorg was born on February 3, 1937 to Al and Violet Ohrt in Chicago Heights, IL. She passed away to be in Heaven with God on May 13, 2015 after a terrific battle with cancer for over 1 ½ years. She is survived by her loving husband Ned of Mesa, AZ; 3 children, Lynn Morris, Ray Morris and Tom Morris as well as 3 grandchildren. They all live in the Chicago area. She also survived by a...
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Jeremy Bela Weiss

April 26, 1958 - May 6, 2015

High Flight"Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung high in the sunlit silence. Hovering there I've chased the shouting wind along and flung my eager craft through footless halls...
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Mary Sotomayor

June 5, 1923 - April 26, 2015

Mary was suddenly called away by her Savior on April 26, 2015 in Holualoa, Hawaii. She is survived by her daughter, Frances Vasquez, her granddaughter, Teresa Herrera her sister, Matilda Soza, and many nieces and nephews.She was born in Mesa, Arizona to Ysabel and Rosa Galaz in 1923. After graduating from Mesa High School she worked in a "Rosie the Riveter" type of job during the war effort....
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Forrest Barret Luke

September 24, 1965 - April 20, 2015

Forrest Barret Luke passed away April 20, 2015, in Mesa, Arizona. Forrest was born in Inglewood, California, September 24, 1965, to Marcia Marshall and Charles Luke. A strong Christian, Forrest was a charming,friendly and generous man who had a passion for writing and playing music. He loved to play his bass guitar the most. He was known for reciting his favorite poetry, especially Robert Frost...
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Sue Carol Young

March 21, 1946 - April 16, 2015

Susan Carol Young, age 69, passed away at home in San Tan Valley, Arizona surrounded by her family. Sue was born March 21st, 1946 in Syracuse, New York. She resided in Arizona since 1994. She is survived by her husband of 47 years Eugene Young; her daughter Tiffany McGuire and son-in-law Mike McGuire who also reside in San Tan Valley along with her beloved grandsons Devin and Riley McGuire. ...
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Marshall K. Magruder

January 8, 1950 - April 13, 2015

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Grady Ray Benton

January 7, 1935 - April 13, 2015

Grady Ray Benton, Sr. "Ben" passed away April 13, 2015 in Mesa, Arizona. He was born in Lumberton, North Carolina to Manuel Barley and Ruby Mae Benton on January 7, 1935. Ben met and married the love of his life Barbara on Aug 31, 1967 and they moved to Arizona with their family in 1977. Ben proudly served over 20 years in the US Army. He loved to play the guitar, work on crossword puzzles and...
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Luise Anna Harden

May 31, 1929 - April 9, 2015

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Peggy J. McNeal

August 19, 1921 - April 8, 2015

Peggy J. McNeal, 93, of Mesa, Arizona, passed away April 8, 2015. She was born August 19, 1921 in East Liverpool, Ohio to Donald and Helen Osborn Davidson. Peggy was loved dearly and will be missed by all whose lives she touched. A memorial service will be held at Grace Community Church, 1200 E. Southern Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282 on Saturday, April 25 at 11 am with light lunch to follow. In lieu of...
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Virginia Kimble

August 16, 1943 - April 1, 2015

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Carmelita Dolores Olmos

May 7, 1968 - April 1, 2015

Carmelita "Dolores" Ortega Olmos, 46. Born May 7, 1968 ''' Granted her angel wings on April 1st, 2015.Funeral services are to take place April 10, 2015 at Melchers Chapel of the Roses, 43 S. Stapley Dr., Mesa, Arizona 85204 with a viewing from 4 ''' 5PM, Rosary at 5PM and Mass at 5:30PM.Dolores was a Tempe native and attended McClintock High School in Tempe, Arizona. She was 11 of 11 children...
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Venita B. Henry

April 26, 1915 - March 30, 2015

Venita Beryl Henry, 99, of Mesa, Arizona, passed away on March 30, 2015. She was born on April 26, 1915 in Benkleman, Nebraska to Byron Lingo and Edna Higgins. Her beauty and grace will live on and be cherished in the hearts of her family and loved ones, forever.
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David James Williams

July 26, 1985 - March 18, 2015

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Mary E. Kennedy

December 7, 1930 - March 15, 2015

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Harold Keith Mason

June 17, 1941 - March 8, 2015

Harold Keith Mason passed away March 8, 2015 in Mesa, Arizona. Keith was born in West Virginia to Mabel and Harold Mason on June 17, 1941. Keith was preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Geeck. He leaves behind his wife of 24 years, Patricia; his daughter Cindy Flores; his sons Danny, Ronald and Bryan Mason; and sisters Roxie Jacobs and Pam Cadoo. Services for Keith will be Saturday, March...
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Gary DeWain Goodrich

January 13, 1936 - March 7, 2015

Gary DeWain Goodrich, 79, of Mesa, passed away on March 7. A native of Phillipsburg, Kansas, Gary graduated from Marion (Ind.) College and attended Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City. Gary served in the U.S. Army for two years, then pastored a church in Grand Blanc, Michigan, before moving to Arizona in 1969. He worked as a driver's license examiner for 12 years, taking a medical...
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Barry Boucher

March 7, 1960 - February 24, 2015

Barry Richard Boucher passed away on February 24, 2015. He was born in Akron, Ohio on March 7, 1960. After graduating from Stow High School in 1978, he served a year in the army and then moved with his family to Arizona. He went on to get his Bachelor's degree from Arizona State University and began teaching social studies and coaching track and tennis at Kino Junior High in 1988. While...
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Robert David Dow Sinclair

March 6, 1927 - February 22, 2015

Robert David Dow Sinclair (Bob) passed away on February 22, 2015 in Mesa, Arizona. He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on March 6, 1927 to James and Isabella Sinclair.After serving in the US Army during the Korean War, he enjoyed working in the travel industry eventually opening his own travel agency. Bob enjoyed traveling to many continents throughout the world, listening and playing music on...
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Todd A. Topor

September 11, 1969 - February 15, 2015

Topor, Todd A., 45, of Mesa, AZ. Formally of Highland, IN. passed away Sunday, February 15, 2015.He was born in Hammond, IN. to Thomas and Carol Topor. Besides his parents he leaves behind his sister Tammy "Tamster" (Karen Somerville), Brother Tim (Dawn Homans) and Niece Haley Topor, his caregiver and beloved friend Sharon Stone, Uncles Carl (Julie) Topor, Ted (Late Geraldine) Topor, David (Jane...
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Joyce Frechette LaFlam

August 5, 1930 - February 9, 2015

Joyce Frechette LaFlam, 84 passed away peacefully, on February 9, 2015. She was the widow of William H. LaFlam. They shared 62 years of marriage together.Born in Bridgewater, Vermont, she was the daughter of Hazel (Rahue) and Edward Frechette. She graduated Brattleboro High School, 1948.As an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, she very much enjoyed her Genealogy...
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Livia Lucila Betancourt

February 2, 1930 - February 7, 2015

Livia L. Betancourt, 85, of Mesa, AZ passed away on February 7, 2015. She was born on February 2, 1930 in Brownsville, TX, one of seven children to Enrique Trevino and Agustina Salinas. She married Faustino G. Betancourt in 1946; they were married for 46 years until his death in 1991 and had seven children (Enrique, Orlando, Arthur, Oscar, Tony, Norma and Sandy). They moved to Mesa in 1962 where...
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Jean Marie Post

August 27, 1924 - January 28, 2015

Jean Marie Post passed away January 28, 2015 in Gilbert, Arizona. Jean was born August 27, 1924 to Francis and Catherine Murphy in Glen Cove, New York. She was the first of four children. She married the love of her life Robert Post on January 29, 1944. They raised 6 children and later moved to Arizona to join some of them here. Jean spent many years as an obstetrics nurse as well as being a full...
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Mary Helen Riley

August 31, 1954 - January 27, 2015

Mary Helen Riley, 60, of Mesa AZ, passed away Tuesday January 27th 2015. She was born in Kansas City, Missouri on August 31, 1954. Mary Helen graduated from Notre Dame de Sion in Kansas City MO. Mary Helen served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War as a cook in Germany. Most recently she worked for Chase Paymentech in Tempe, AZ. She is survived by her children Daisie Helen Marie...
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Alma Hileana Vega

September 4, 1940 - January 27, 2015

Alma Hileana Vega passed away January 27, 2015 in Mesa, Arizona. Alma was born to Lauro and Paula Rendon September 4, 1940 in San Antonio, Texas. She is survived by her daughters Selina Rodriquez, Nora Cruz, Christina Culpepper, Cindy Berumen, Alma Natalia Noot and her sons Carlos Vega and Adrian Vega. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren as well as many other...
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Jose Mauro Sanchez

December 4, 1928 - January 23, 2015

Mauro Sanchez born December 4th, 1928; he passed away at the age of 86 on January 23, 2015 with an abundance of love surrounding him. In his final wishes all he asked of his family was to stay united and work through life's challenges together. He LOVED his family. I will always remember him playing "las Mananitas" on his harmonica to his wife, 11 children, 34 grandchildren and 26 great...
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Jacen Cain Lopez

September 15, 2000 - January 14, 2015

Given to us on September 15, 2000; Taken to heaven January 14, 2015. Our precious son and friend to so many, Jacen Cain Lopez, was given his angel wings and freedom from all worries on January 14th 2015. His life touched all his relatives and friends. Jacen loved all his family, friends, and sports. Jacen's life would seem too short to many, but those who were touched by him understood that the...
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DeAnne Geib Mortensen

June 9, 1936 - January 12, 2015

DeAnne Geib Mortensen went peacefully to Heaven on January 12, 2015, leaving behind many that miss her presence, yet celebrate her life and cherish her memory. She was 78 years old.DeAnne is survived by her 3 beloved sons, 8 treasured grandchildren, 4 precious great-grandchildren, her loving sister, and many cherished friends. She was dearly loved and greatly missed.DeAnne was born in Minnesota...
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Annabelle Marie Hayes

January 28, 1924 - January 10, 2015

Annabelle Marie Hayes, 90, of Glendale, Arizona, passed away on January 10, 2015. She was born in Colo, Iowa on January 28, 1924 to Elmer and Hilma Myers. She married Harold Hayes on November 15, 1942 in Des Moines, Iowa. She was a hardworking and devoted person, committing 32 years to AJ Bayless.Annabelle is survived by her 4 daughters, 8 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and her sister,...
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Glenna D. Gillespie

April 10, 1948 - January 7, 2015

Glenna Gillespie, 66, of Mesa, Arizona, passed away January 7, 2015. She was born on April 10, 1948 to Glen and Nelleva Bird Frost in Holbrook, Arizona. She graduated from Westwood High School in Mesa, AZ. In 1970, Glenna married Guy Gillespie, whom she was married to until 1994. She worked as a health assistant for Mesa Public Schools.Glenna is survived by her children, Stephanie Biggs,...
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Doris Mae Lander

April 21, 1923 - January 3, 2015

Doris Mae Lander peacefully went to be with our Lord on January 3, 2015. Doris was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years Kenneth John Lander and her parents Benjamin and Mae Millman. Doris is survived by her only child Eileen Lander and her favorite grandchild Kenny Lander. She is also survived by her siblings Rosalie James (Jesse), Laura Millman, Benjamin Millman (Janis), Tom Millman ...
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Jackson M. Sparks

May 30, 1927 - January 3, 2015

Jackson Marchant Sparks was born in Milledgeville, Ohio, on May 30th, 1927 to Lee and Iris Marchant Sparks. He was the youngest of three children. He served at the end of WWII as an enlisted infantry soldier and received an honorable discharge. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology in 1952 and served again in the Army as an Ordnance officer in Korea. His awards include the WWII...
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Ruby Rowe

September 14, 1952 - January 2, 2015

Rebecca "Ruby" Lorene Rowe, 62, of Mesa, AZ September 14, 1952 to January 2, 2014.Ruby passed into heaven peacefully at her home from a long time illness. Daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. WW Rowe Jr. (Cincinnati, Ohio), Ruby is survived by her three treasured daughters, Jessica Bliss Williams (Tucson, Arizona), Lorene Edith Gaskins (Prescott Valley, Arizona) and Elizabeth Rowe Leslie (Mesa,...
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Nancy A. Cooper

January 6, 1926 - December 25, 2014

Nancy Alice Cooper 88 of Mesa Arizona passed away on 12/25/2014.She was born in Wheeling West Virginia on January 6, 1926. She was married to Richard Cooper until his death in 1986. She is survived by 3 children, Nancy L Faulkner, John R Cooper and Thomas W Cooper. Her daughter Gertrude A Gaumer predeceased her in 2009. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren Charles Gaumer, Kelly Gaumer, Sean...
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Helen D. Coffman

July 20, 1914 - December 23, 2014

In Loving Memory of Helen Doris Coffman. Helen Coffman, 100, of Chandler, Az, Entered into Heaven on December 23, 2014. She was born July 20, 1914 to Francis and Charles Price near Berwyn, Neb. She was the oldest of three children. Brothers Paul and Roy Price and parents preceded her. Helen married Claire Coffman, a farmer, rancher, businessman, on December 7, 1933. They were happily...
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Francisco Juanche Alonzo

October 4, 1957 - December 17, 2014

Francisco Juanche Alonzo "Pancho" passed away December 17, 2014 in Mesa, Arizona. Francisco was born in Altimirano, Guerrero, Mexico on October 04, 1957 to Filadelfia Lopez Alonzo and Guillermo Alonzo Garcia. He married the love of his life Maria Zuleta in the summer of 1981. Francisco loved to watch and play futbol. He was proud to teach his grandson Jordan the art of the sport. He also loved...
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Harold Coleman

September 19, 1955 - December 17, 2014

59, of Mesa, Arizona, passed away on December 17, 2014. He was born in Dayton, Ohio on September 19, 1955. Harold graduated from Valley View High School in Ohio. He married Connie Coleman on September 23, 1978. Harold was self-employed in the painting business doing custom home painting. He had a passion for fishing and golf. Harold is survived by his wife Connie Coleman; his son Trey Coleman;...
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Peggy Louise Trainor

May 30, 1946 - December 13, 2014

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Marion C. Schatz

March 15, 1922 - December 12, 2014

Marion C. Schatz passed away December 12, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. She was born March 15, 1922 in Chicago, Illinois to Leona Fortier and Murray Wilson. Marion is preceded in death by her first husband William J. Edwards; her 2nd husband Herbert Schatz ; her sister-in-law Marie Miller; her brother-in-law John Miller; her son-in-law Fred Bailey III and her niece Ruthie Miller. She is survived by...
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Shirley June Stamps

May 20, 1935 - December 4, 2014

79, of Chandler, Arizona passed away on December 4, 2014 at her home in Chandler. Shirley was born May 20, 1935 in Wagoner, Oklahoma to Jess and Mildred I. Lutjen. She moved with her parents and siblings to Chandler in February 1947. Shirley was preceded in death by her brother, John Charles Lutjen in 1980; her husband Jim B. Stamps, 1987, retired Air Force, her father in 1990 and her mother in...
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Ruth Ann Long

April 15, 1936 - November 25, 2014

Ruth Ann Long, 78, of Mesa, Arizona, passed away on November 25, 2014 with her family by her side. She was born on April 15, 1936 in Mansfield, Ohio. Ruth attended LA County Medical Center and received a nursing degree in 1958. She married Earl Dean Long on May 22, 1955. Ruth worked as a nurse locally for the Lutheran Hospitals. She was a kind, loving and thoughtful wife and mother. Her hobbies...
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Kevin Troy Wing

December 13, 1962 - November 23, 2014

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Theresa Lahey

October 15, 1924 - November 11, 2014

90, of Mesa, Arizona, passed away on November 11, 2014. She was born in South Wilmington, Illinois on October 15, 1924. She graduated from Reed Custer High School in Illinois. Theresa married William "Bill" Lahey on December 2, 1943. She enjoyed creating stained glass artwork and craftwork. Theresa is survived by her daughter Sheila Long; grandchildren Sherie and Steve Long; great-grandchildren...
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Catherine Julia Engle

April 30, 1932 - November 7, 2014

Catherine "Cathy" Julia Bodd Engle was a fun loving woman who was Energetic,Organized, Smart.She loved crossword puzzles,to relax in her chair and eventually fall asleep,to garden with her exceptionally green thumb, to pin curl her hair and get permanents to keep it curled,to play dominos, yahtzee and cards with friends and family,to tease people in a gentle way,to nickname with endearment,to...
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Harold Dean Lawson

June 6, 1932 - November 6, 2014

82, of Sun Lakes, Arizona passed away on November 6, 2014. He was born on June 6, 1932 to Vinton and Lula Lawson in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He served his country in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict. Hal is survived by his loving wife, Linda Lawson; ex-wife, Cecelia Lawson; and children, Duane Lawson of Tempe, Arizona, Ron Lawson of Chandler, Arizona and Kathleen Dustin of Bountiful, Utah.
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Alma Annette Skiba

October 24, 1916 - November 4, 2014

Born October 24, 1916, in Chicago, IL celebrated 98 years of life before joining her husband, Edward, in Gods Kingdom. Alma and Ed are dancing together again as they did for many years while teaching round dancing across the state of Arizona. Alma found joy in music and singing her favorite songs. Alma loved to play Bingo and watching sports especially the Chicago Cubs, Arizona Diamondbacks,...
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Harold Eugene Marshall

August 18, 1935 - October 14, 2014

79, of Mesa, Arizona, passed away on October 14, 2014. He was born on August 18, 1935 in Sioux City, Iowa to James L. Marshall and Marion Marie Morgan. Harold married the love of his life, June E. Marshall (Krause) on January 23, 1961. Harold lived for his family. He was a wonderful father and loyal husband. Harold worked as a manager at Green Acres RV Park in Mesa, Arizona for 23 years. He was...
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Dorothy J. Begin

September 3, 1927 - October 9, 2014

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