Our Obituaries

Alvin Allen Jones

September 28, 1929 - December 2, 2016

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Gale Allen Yates

November 13, 1943 - December 1, 2016

Gale Allen "Al" Yates was born November 13, 1943 in Sugar Creek, MO to Leonard and Alberta Yates. He had 14 children in his family. Al enlisted in the U.S. Navy when he was 17, and served aboard the USS Morton, USS Perkins, and USS Los Angeles. He met and married Margie Camacho while stationed in Long Beach, CA, and they had three children, Joe, Tina and Nita. The marriage was dissolved in 1994....
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Berty Calderon

July 6, 1950 - November 29, 2016

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Wayne Louis Ettenborough

July 8, 1944 - November 22, 2016

After a life of service to Christ, his family and his community, Wayne Louis Ettenborough of Tempe, Arizona, entered Heaven on November 22, 2016. He was 72 years old.All are invited to a celebration of his life on Saturday, December 3, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Tempe, 4525 S McClintock Dr., Tempe, AZ 85282.Wayne will be missed by Linda, his wife of 51 years; children, Trevor (Kelly)...
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Michael Thomas Hoffmann

December 21, 1958 - November 19, 2016

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Richard Stanley Lempka

January 7, 1922 - November 16, 2016

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Barbara Ann Taylor

September 9, 1935 - November 15, 2016

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Victoria Fernandez Moreno

July 4, 1966 - November 12, 2016

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Lee Sango Davis

October 2, 1941 - November 8, 2016

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Linda Judith OSUCH

December 31, 1967 - November 6, 2016

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Gloria Armenta Madril

June 2, 1932 - November 3, 2016

Gloria Armenta Madril, a cherished wife, mother, nana, sister and friend, entered into eternal joy on November 3, 2016. She was born on June 2, 1932 in Mesa, Arizona, the third daughter of Calletano Armenta and Leonila Acosta Armenta. A lifelong resident of Mesa, she graduated from Mesa High School in 1951 and briefly attended Arizona State College. She married Mike V Madril on December 17, 1955...
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Ruth I. LOGUE

February 28, 1931 - November 1, 2016

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Frances Rose Morris

December 12, 1938 - October 30, 2016

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Carolyn Joyce Stacey

March 11, 1941 - October 29, 2016

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Elizabeth Candice Ellison

June 21, 1947 - October 20, 2016

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Joyce Marie Macko

May 20, 1932 - October 18, 2016

Joyce Marie Macko, 84, of Mesa, Arizona, passed away on October 18, 2016. She was born in Passaic, New Jersey on May 20, 1932 to Michael and Helen Knapp. Joyce graduated from Berkley Secretarial School. She moved to Arizona in 1959 and worked as an administrative assistant for many different companies. Joyce is survived by her daughter, Michelle Missy Macko of Mesa, Arizona and son-in-law, Lindy...
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Opal Almeda YORK

February 26, 1922 - October 18, 2016

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David Allen Larson

October 20, 1949 - October 15, 2016

David A. Larson, age 66, born in Des Moines, Iowa, passed awayon Oct. 15, 2016 in Chandler, Arizona with his family by his side. He issurvived by his wife, Mary; daughter, Amanda; grandson, Ramon; sister, Joyce(Pat) Dennis; sister-in-law, Becky Larson;several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Osmond & Dorthy Larson and his brother, Don Larson. He will be...
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Joan Alice Frank

March 29, 1935 - October 14, 2016

Joan Frank of Apache Junction, AZ passed away peacefully in her sleep at Apache Junction Health Center on October 14th, 2016, with her family by her side. She was born at home on March 29, 1935 in Buffalo, NY to Ernest A. and Evelyn E. Frank. Joan graduated Kensington H. S. and worked as a medical technician at the University of Buffalo Hospital, Children's Hospital in Buffalo, a surgical...
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Lawrence H. Schafer

January 17, 1924 - October 12, 2016

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Frances Lee Sawyer

August 28, 1945 - October 10, 2016

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Richard DiLauro

November 2, 1950 - October 9, 2016

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Maria E. Caros

December 29, 1955 - September 27, 2016

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Lori Beth Pearson

December 8, 1964 - September 26, 2016

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Vera M. Colgate

January 15, 1928 - September 24, 2016

Vera Colgate, Age 88 of Mesa, Arizona passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at the Red Mountain Senior Home. Vera was a long-time resident of Miami, Arizona where she lived from 1955 until she moved to Mesa, Arizona in 2001.Vera Mae Boulton was born January 15, 1928 in Denver, Colorado to Glen and Pearl Boulton. She grew up in historic Four Mile House near Cherry Creek Colorado with her...
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Sylvia Cortez METCALF AKA Rocha

February 18, 1948 - September 24, 2016

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Ellen Elizabeth Cubitto

July 30, 1926 - September 12, 2016

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James Felton Roscoe

November 25, 1921 - September 6, 2016

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Wendell Thomas Millis

August 9, 1955 - September 3, 2016

Wendell Millis, of Mesa, Arizona, passed away on September 3, 2016. He was born in Streator, Illinois on August 9, 1955 to Thomas Burr Millis and Lurine M. (Auglin) Millis. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Millis; step daughters, Heather Guard and Claudia Ottinger-Myers; daughters, Tiffany Dawn Millis and Tony Landa Millis; sisters, Ruth Iverson, Katherine Rexroad and Patricia Bridge; brother,...
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John Emory Byers

October 2, 1939 - September 3, 2016

John Emory Byers, of Gilbert Arizona, passed away peacefully in his home on September 3, 2016. He was born on October 2, 1939 in Clearfield, Pennsylvania to Walt and Georgia Byers. After high school, he enlisted in the Air Force, he served 4 years, during this time his family moved to Arizona. Once his contract was up, he also moved to Arizona. He started attending church where his dad was a...
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Glenda Sue Manning

July 18, 1941 - September 2, 2016

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Gloria DeLuca

July 24, 1924 - August 30, 2016

Gloria DeLuca, of Phoenix, AZ, passed away on August 30, 2016. She was born on July 24, 1924 in Queens, NY, to Michael and Teresa Sofarelli. Gloria was a supportive wife to WWII Army veteran, Alfred DeLuca. The two were married on July 4, 1948 and stayed married until Alfred's passing in 1995. Gloria will be missed by her children, Gloria (Pat) Jewett and Steven DeLuca; 3 grandchildren and 1...
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Paul Maxwell Smith

May 29, 1931 - August 21, 2016

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William Windle

April 17, 1918 - August 19, 2016

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Dorothy Mae Suozzo

March 4, 1936 - August 19, 2016

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Barbara Jean Heisler

April 7, 1950 - August 14, 2016

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Sandra Katherine Vero

September 27, 1958 - August 14, 2016

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Linda Lee Lee

December 2, 1945 - August 11, 2016

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Eunice Sibson

May 22, 1948 - August 9, 2016

Eunice Elaine Sibson passed away on August 9, 2016 at the age of 68 years. She was born to Oren and Rose (Wessels) Anderson on May 22, 1948 in Sibley, Iowa. She was raised on the family farm near Pipestone, Minnesota. She attended school in Holland and Pipestone. On August 11, 1973 she was united in marriage to Robert Charles Sibson in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Following their marriage they...
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Luis Ernesto Mendoza

February 14, 1961 - August 8, 2016

Luis Ernesto Mendoza was born in Clifton, Arizona on February 14th, 1961. He found fulfillment in nature and made numerous treks, including his most prized journeys Havasupai Falls and the Rim-To-Rim-To-Rim hikes in The Grand Canyon. Luis shared his love of adventure and the outdoors with his wife of 30 years Mary Ann "Annie", his two daughters Marcella and Katarina, and his friends. He instilled...
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Adele Mary Meade

March 1, 1958 - July 31, 2016

Adele Mary Meade, 58, found eternal peace on July 31, 2016 in Mesa, Arizona. She was born on March 1, 1958 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, to James and Adell Meade. A memorial service will be on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 10:00 am at Trinity Baptist Church, 2130 East University Drive, Mesa, Arizona, 85213, in the Myra Chapel. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the wonderful people at...
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Gordon Paul Moore

August 13, 1935 - July 30, 2016

Gordon P. Moore Jr. 8/13/1935 - 7/30/2016Gordon Paul Moore Jr., who most knew as just 'Gordy', passed away from heart failure, two weeks shy of his 81st birthday. He is survived by sister Coleen Abar (Grand Forks -Mesa), his wife of 54 years, Sandra (Swartz) Moore , Four children Greg Webster-Moore 53 (Marion, Iowa), Susan Ann Shank 51 (Rockledge, FL), Shelly Jo Simon 49 (Gilbert, AZ), Gary...
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Anel Vizcarra MARQUEZ

July 26, 1970 - July 24, 2016

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Harry Elmer Woodall

May 5, 1927 - July 24, 2016

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Geraldine Marie Lilley

May 27, 1936 - July 20, 2016

Geraldine Marie Lilley of Mesa, Arizona, passed away on July 20, 2016. She was born on May 27, 1936 to David and Marie Green in Petersborough, Ontario, Canada. Gerry leaves behind her loving husband, Arthur Lilley, their children, many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Gerry and Art loved to travel and looked forward to their Sunday trips. Gerry loved flowers,...
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William Royal McGee

January 6, 1961 - July 19, 2016

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Nikki Hazel Sauder

January 8, 1935 - July 17, 2016

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Cecil Finis Waddle

May 25, 1935 - July 17, 2016

Cecil Finis Waddle, 81, died Sunday, July 17, 2016 at Banner Desert Medical Center from complications following surgery.He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Saundra Morgan-Waddle; his sons, Rick Waddle and Mike Waddle; his daughter, Patty Waddle; his stepdaughters, Lisa Zepeda (Ray Moyà), Leslie Jeide (Brian); his grandchildren, Tyler Waddle, Melissa Waddle (Allyn) and Jalen Waddle ...
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Peggy Vaughan Du Pont

March 29, 1934 - July 16, 2016

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Laura Anne Osuch

February 28, 1969 - July 10, 2016

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Oleta Hoot

December 21, 1923 - July 2, 2016

Oleta Hoot was born in McCaskill, AR on December 21, 1923 and passed away after a lengthy illness in Mesa, AZ on July 2, 2016. She was the daughter of Elmer and Avis Wardlaw Brakebill. She was predeceased by her parents, her brother, Osbert Brakebill, and her husband, Ernest Leroy (Bud) Hoot. After her marriage she left Arkansas and moved to South Bend, Indiana. She spent her final years in...
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Richard Lee Parks

July 14, 1924 - June 27, 2016

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Geraldine STETZ

May 18, 1929 - June 17, 2016

Stetz, Geraldine Geraldine Stetz (nee Starz) passed away June 17, 2016, in Phoenix Arizona, at the age of 87. Beloved wife of the late Wallace. Loving mother of James (Candace), Thomas (Jeanne), Donald (Dana). Dear Grandma of seven grandchildren and four great- grandchildren. Further survived by other relatives and friends. Interment; Wisconsin Memorial Park.
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Shirley Joan McLean

August 2, 1928 - June 15, 2016

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Evelyn Roit

February 23, 1923 - June 14, 2016

Evelyn passed away on June 14, 2016 in Mesa, Arizona. She was born on February 23, 1923, in Gladstone, North Dakota. She is survived by two sisters Betty and Gerry, seven children (Brian [Yong], Duane [Joanne], Willard [Karen], Gayleen [Mike], Tim [Kathy], Don and Paul), eleven grandchildren (Tony, Scott, Matt, Brent, Crystal, Melissa, Lane, Jennifer, Jayce, Stephanie, Sam), fifteen great...
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James N. Finnell

December 17, 1935 - June 9, 2016

James N. Finnell, 80, of Mesa, Arizona passed away June 9, 2016 at his home. He was born to Hollis and Helen (Nielsen) Finnell in Phoenix, Arizona on December 17, 1935. He married the love of his life, Linda Louise Marston on November 21, 1964. They celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary shortly before Linda passed away. James was an avid outdoorsman. He lived to hunt and fish, especially...
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Loraine Frances Gridley

July 6, 1915 - June 7, 2016

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Arthur Quintana

December 24, 1926 - May 31, 2016

Arthur Quintana, 89 of Tempe, Arizona passed away on May 31st, peacefully in his sleep.Upon returning from the Pacific Theatre of WW2 he married the love of his life Mary and built her a home in Tempe in which she still resides. After the Army, Arthur worked as a union Pipe Fitter tradesman with the local 469 until he retired. Arthur and Mary have been inseparable for the last 66 years. Arthur is...
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Carl Lee Weedman

February 27, 1929 - May 30, 2016

Carl Lee Weedman, of Mesa, AZ, passed away on May 30, 2016. He was born on Feb. 27, 1929 in Bristow, IN, to Oscar and Hettie (Beard) Weedman. Carl proudly served in the US Army in Alaska during the Korean War, from 1951-1953. On July 10, 1953, shortly after he left the military, Carl married his dear wife of 58 years, Helen Jean Voss, in Indiana. He worked in real estate in Indiana and the two...
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Miriam Roth Beck

August 5, 1925 - May 28, 2016

Miriam Beck passed away peacefully at her home in Gilbert, Arizona on May 28, 2016, at the age of 90. Miriam was born in Pontiac, Michigan on August 5, 1925 to Isaac and Marie Roth. She married Sam Beck, the love of her life, on July 16, 1960 and was married for 53 wonderful years. Miriam is survived by her three children Robert (Sally) Beck of Gilbert, Carol Sennett of Flagstaff, Karen (Brian)...
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Leslie William Dyer

June 23, 1924 - May 27, 2016

Leslie Dyer of Mesa, AZ, on May 27, 2016, passed away peacefully with his family by his side. He was born June 23, 1924 in Gordon, Nebraska. He was a World War II veteran. His early years he spent his life at an Army depot as a communication specialist. In 1964 he moved to Las Cruses, NM and worked for NASA. 1967 he moved to Rapid City, SD, and finished his career at Ellsworth Air Base. ...
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Robert James Fuchs

November 30, 1943 - May 27, 2016

Robert James Fuchs of Mesa, AZ, passed away on May 27, 2016. He was born on November 30, 1943, in Kulm, North Dakota, with his twin sister, Betty, each of them 4 pounds. He was born to Albert and Emelia Fuchs. Robert received education through the 10th grade in Ellendale, North Dakota. He worked for and with his dad as a farmer, carpenter and masonry worker. Robert worked and lived in North...
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Patricia Swayne Miller

January 26, 1931 - May 20, 2016

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Ione Lucille Hamstra

April 18, 1920 - May 14, 2016

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Alan Bruce Adkins

October 23, 1949 - May 13, 2016

Alan Bruce Adkins of Mesa, Arizona, passed away on May 13, 2016. He was born on Oct. 23, 1949, in Kirksville, Missouri, to Claude and Edna May Adkins. He lived near Memphis, Missouri, and went to Miller Grade School. He moved to Arizona in 1964 and graduated from Westwood High. Alan married Linda Garrison and they had three children; Cheryl Lynne, Christopher Alan and Russell Alan. He worked as...
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Jessie James Cox

December 21, 1942 - May 11, 2016

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Johnnie Newcomb

January 17, 1929 - May 9, 2016

Johnnie Franklin Newcomb Jr. 87 of Mesa, Arizona passed away May 9, 2016. Johnnie was born in Louin, Mississippi on January 17, 1929 to the parents of Johnnie and Estelle Newcomb. Johnnie was one of 5 children and had many memories of his brothers and sisters growing up in rural Mississippi. Johnnie spent a lot of time working with his father in the logging business and later in shipyards. One...
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Jose Santos Hernandez

May 31, 1949 - May 6, 2016

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Kenneth William Straub

February 14, 1947 - May 4, 2016

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Joseph Talerico

January 4, 1922 - April 30, 2016

Joseph Talerico, of Mesa, AZ, was finally able to lay down on April 30, 2016. He was born on January 4, 1922 in Worthington, WV, to Giovanni and Mary Talerico. Joe served in the Army during WWII, in the Army Air Corp from 1946-1949 and in the U.S. Air force from 1949-1966. Joe enjoyed many things but what he enjoyed most was going to the casino with Donna Jean. Joe is preceded in death by his...
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Michael Dean DENNIS

March 22, 1959 - April 28, 2016

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Josephine G. Lobdell

January 18, 1924 - April 27, 2016

Josephine Lobdell, 92, of Mesa, Arizona, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on April 27, 2016, surrounded by her family. Jo was born in La Grange, Illinois on January 18, 1924, to John and Josephine Gervase. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert, of 61 years. Jo is survived by her children, Denise (George) Christiansen, Mark (Jenifer) Lobdell, and Dean (Michelle)...
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Catherine Simanovich

March 25, 1932 - April 26, 2016

Catherine (Callahan) Simanovich , 84, passed away April 26, 2016 in Mesa, Arizona following an extended illness. Born on March 25, 1932 in Plymouth, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Charles Callahan Sr. and Elizabeth Muntz Callahan. Preceding her in death were her sisters Elizabeth, Geraldine; brother Charles, and her favorite dog, "China". She was a 1949 graduate of Harter High...
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John William Rottmann

January 26, 1932 - April 23, 2016

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Charles Laurence Palermo

August 30, 1932 - April 20, 2016

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Willie Dean Pruitt

June 10, 1942 - April 17, 2016

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Ruben Garcia Miranda

April 3, 1933 - April 17, 2016

Ruben Garcia Miranda of Mesa, AZ, passed away peacefully at his son's home on April 17, 2016. He was born in Mesa on April 4, 1934, 1 of 6 brothers, to Manuel and Isabel Miranda. Ruben worked in the liquor industry for over 30 years as a warehouseman and truck driver and will always be remembered for his incredible work ethic. He is a veteran of the Navy and served during the Korean War. Ruben...
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Donald Wayne McDorman

December 10, 1945 - April 10, 2016

Donald W. McDorman of Mesa, AZ, peacefully passed away into the arms of Jesus, surrounded by his loving family on Apr. 10, 2016. He was born on Dec. 10, 1945 in Colorado City, TX, to Wilburn and Lottie McDorman. He is survived by his loving wife, Carol McDorman; children, Pamela Taylor of Henderson, NC, Sandra Link of Mesa, AZ, Christopher Taylor of Mesa, AZ and Michael Taylor of Phoenix, AZ;...
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Dorothy Davis Kier

January 28, 1944 - April 3, 2016

Please make a donation in DeDe's honor and memory to:Banner MD Anderson Cancer CenterPatient Engagement FundAttn: Angie Wiebler2946 E. Banner Gateway Dr.Gilbert, AZ 85234Thank you for your donations and please share a memory of DeDe in the guest book.Arrangements under the direction of Melcher Mortuary Chapel of the Roses, Mesa, AZ.
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Adalberto Contreras

January 7, 1948 - April 2, 2016

Jesus, apiadate del alma de nuestrohermano Adalberto Contreras.Oh Piadoso Señor que vuestrosAngeles conduscan a tu fallecidosiervo a un lugar dedescanso y paz eterna. AmenCon Amor tus Hermanos y Familia
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Dennis Ray Anderson

March 1, 1957 - March 30, 2016

Dennis Ray Anderson, 59, of Mesa, AZ, passed away on March 30, 2016. He was born March 1, 1957 in New Castle, WY, to Vincent and Hazel Anderson. His family moved to Arizona when he was 4 and he has been a resident ever since. He worked as a purchasing agent of manufacturing supplies for Palm Harbor Homes. He enjoyed the Arizona outdoors and loved fishing, hunting and camping. Dennis is...
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Joseph Cortez Serna

January 24, 1962 - March 20, 2016

Joseph Cortez Serna ("Tio Joe"), 54, of Glendale passed away on March 20, 2016. Joseph was born on January 24, 1962 in Phoenix, Arizona, the son of Cayetano and Josephine (Cortez) Serna.Joseph is survived by his wife of 25 years, Lydia; children, Angelique Diaz, Jomonique Serna, Conrad Joseph Serna, and Joseph Robert Serna; two grandchildren; sisters, Cuca Samora, Dora Cruz, Sylvia...
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Carl A. Schultz

February 6, 1942 - March 17, 2016

Carl A. Schultz Jr., 74, of Phoenix passed away on March 17, 2016. Carl was born on February 2, 1942 in Stark, Florida, the son of Carl A. and Adeline M. (Cook) Schultz.Carl is survived by his sister, Shirley Ball; nephew, Bob Ball (Dorothy); great nephews, Daniel Ball and William Ball; great niece, Taya Norris; and great great niece, Willa Norris. He is preceded in death by his parents, Carl...
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Allyn F. Ball

March 7, 1958 - March 14, 2016

Allyn Freeman Ball, 58, of Jacksonville passed away in the presence of family on March 13, 2016, from being too awesome for this world. Allyn was born on March 7, 1958 in England, the son of US Air Force Chief Master Sergeant William Ball and his wife Shirley Ball. Allyn married Mary Kathleen O'Brien on June 25, 1976, one of the best decisions of his life. Allyn was a larger than life man...
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Walter Morris Dalton

January 26, 1941 - March 12, 2016

Walter Dalton, 75, born and raised in Phoenix, AZ, passed away on March 12, 2016. Walter served our country for 8 years in the U.S. Army. He was the original owner of Dalton's Business Machines for 18 years. After retiring, he worked for Fiesta Lincoln until his passing. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Patricia Dalton; his daughters, Susan Harriman and Penny Dalton; his grandchildren and...
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Mary Guyn Hudson

April 14, 1922 - March 6, 2016

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Glory Cindy Ann Melchior

February 13, 1960 - March 3, 2016

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Theresa Carroll Hall

February 11, 1919 - February 28, 2016

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George Genichi Matsuyoshi

January 23, 1927 - February 25, 2016

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Michael Elwood Brake

May 13, 1943 - February 24, 2016

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Shirley Kathleen Adams

September 19, 1927 - February 18, 2016

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Lawrence Edward Unz

December 31, 1944 - February 14, 2016

Lawrence E Unz (Larry), 71, husband of Gwen Unz, died Sunday February 14th, 2016. Proceeded in death by his daughter Lori Unz and his parents John and Abby Unz. Besides his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Leah Unz-Pike (Bryon), his grandchildren, Amanda Hall (Jeremy), Cairn, also his great grandchild Jeremy III. His siblings, John Jr, Karen Larson (Frank), Valerie Kowalczyk (Mike), and...
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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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