Our Obituaries

Rubin H. Morrison

April 22, 1929 - August 29, 2014

Rubin H. Morrison 85 of Scottsdale, Arizona passed away on August 29, 2014. Rubin was born April 22, 1929 in New York City, New York to Isidor and Gussie Morrison. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Valley of the Sun Funeral Home, Chandler, AZ. Rubin in survived by his son Jacob and his ex-wife Adele Morrison. He is preceded in death by his son Abe...
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Dorine C. Bradley

December 24, 1926 - August 29, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Valley of the Sun Mortuary & Cemetery, Chandler, AZ.
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Robert Roy Van Nimwegen

October 8, 1924 - August 28, 2014

Robert Roy Van Nimwegen 89, passed away on August 28, 2014. He was born October 8, 1924, son of Dorothy and Andrew Van Nimwegen, in Alton, Iowa. He joined the Army Air Corps in World War II as a B-24 pilot. After the war he attended Iowa State University and received a degree in engineering. He received his Master's degree from UCLA. He retired as Chief Scientist at Garrett Air Research after...
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Jeanette M. Williams

January 6, 1925 - August 25, 2014

Jeanette M. Williams - age 89, of Chandler, Arizona passed away on August 25, 2014. She was born January 6, 1925 in Sturbridge, MA to Joseph L. Leduc and Yvonne I. Pontbriand Leduc. Jeanette joined the Women's Army Air Force in 1945 and served as a surgical and medical assistant at Fort George Wright in Spokane, WA. In 1948, she married Philip Williams and they had three children, Stephan...
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Howard James Mays

September 30, 1920 - August 22, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Valley of the Sun Mortuary & Cemetery, Chandler, AZ.
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Roger R. Heinrich

November 2, 1929 - August 22, 2014

Roger Heinrich, 84, of Chandler, Arizona, passed away on August 21, 2014. He was born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.Roger is survived by his wife, Mickey, his children, Leonard, Joni, Roger and Janice, and his grandchildren, Kristina, Laura, Nathan and Sarah. He is also survived by his sister Ruth Haskell, and his nieces and nephews of Sacramento, California.Roger is a veteran of World War II, Korea...
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Helen L. Sherard

April 13, 1924 - August 21, 2014

Sherard, Helen L 90 of Walnut Creek CA passed away on August 21, 2014. Helen was born in Auburn NE and was a resident of Rossmoor for 37 years after living in Wyoming, Alaska and Chile. Helen enjoyed golf, water aerobics, gardening, bridge, reading and crossword puzzles. She is pre-deceased by her husband Thurman and daughter Judith. Helen is survived by her daughter Susan Sherard,...
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Melinda Rae O'Leyar

September 21, 1957 - August 20, 2014

Melinda Rae O'Leyar 56 of Maricopa, Arizona passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on August 20, 2014. Melinda is survived by her loving husband for over 36 years, Richard O'Leyar and their 3 wonderful children Joshua, Adam and Laura O'Leyar. Melinda is also survived by her grandchildren Josha, Kaydance, Michael O'Leyar, Victoria Favella, and Melinda's sister Susan...
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Parker Ryan Hargis

February 10, 2012 - August 19, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Valley of the Sun Mortuary, Chandler, Arizona.
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Dorothy E. Desjardins

March 1, 1923 - August 19, 2014

In Memory of Dorothy Gotch DesjardinsMarch 1, 1923 - August 19, 2014Dorothy Eloise Gotch Desjardins passed away on August 19, 2014. She is survived by her two children Carol Russell, Larry Stelow and his spouse Brenda Stelow and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. Dorothy was raised in Indiana. Throughout her life Dorothy was a generous, giving, and caring...
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Clementine A. Rigoglioso

April 25, 1927 - August 19, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Valley of the Sun Mortuary & Cemetery, Chandler, AZ.
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Eldon D. MORTENSEN

December 13, 1921 - August 18, 2014

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Eldon Delon Mortensen

December 13, 1921 - August 18, 2014

Was born December 13, 1921 in Tolleson, AZ. and passed August 18, 2014. Eldon was a son, brother, uncle, father, husband, grandfather, great grandfather, Air Force pilot, accountant, student, hunter, horseman, animal lover and photographer. He served his country in the Air Force as a pilot for 30 years and was a true patriot to his country. He was active in the Arizona quarter horse racing...
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Kevin John Moriarty

August 22, 1978 - August 17, 2014

Kevin J. Moriarty, 35, of Gilbert, AZ was called home on August 17, 2014. He was born on August 22, 1978 in Plainfield, NJ. He is preceded in death by his grandparents Edward and Margaret Lang and mother-in-law Della Butler. He is survived by his wife Erica, their children Madison and Mason, his mother Maryanne Moriarty, sister Maureen (William) Albert and brother Brian (Karrie) Moriarty. Kevin...
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Donna Mae Stockton

September 17, 1931 - August 16, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Valley of the Sun Mortuary & Cemetery, Chandler, AZ.
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Mark Albert Dirrigl

July 1, 1960 - August 16, 2014

Mark A. Dirrigl 54 of Phoenix, Arizona passed away suddenly on August 16th, 2014. Predeceased by his father Albert Dirrigl, father-in-law William Feathers, and mother-in-law Dolores Feathers. Survived by his wife Tamie Feathers Dirrigl, son Jamie, mother Louise Dirrigl, Sister Mary Louise Dirrigl, Brothers Bill (Karen) Dirrigl, Todd (Jill) Dirrigl, and sisters-in-law Sheri (Mark) Smith,...
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Dixie Lucille Smith

August 10, 1930 - August 14, 2014

Dixie Lucille Smith, 84 of Chandler, AZ formerly of Tempe, AZ, passed away on August 14, 2014. Dixie was a devoted wife, loving mother, and warmhearted Grandmother. She was preceded in death by her childhood sweetheart and husband, Homer Dallas Smith. Survived by her four children, Richard K. (Nancy) Smith, of Fallbrook, CA, Ronald K. Smith (Wendy Baker) of Tempe, AZ, Patricia N. ...
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Donald J. Middleton

August 23, 1926 - August 12, 2014

Donald J. Middleton 87 of Sun Lakes, Arizona passed away on August 12, 2014. No services will be held at this time. Donald will be laid to rest at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego, California due to being a WWII Navy Veteran. Arrangements under the direction of Valley of the Sun Mortuary & Cemetery, Chandler, AZ. www.valleyofthesunfuneralhome.com.
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Mary C. Clarkin

July 23, 1926 - August 12, 2014

Clarkin, Mary C. (Kay)-88 of Chandler, AZ., passed away on Tuesday, August 12, 2014. Kay was born in rural St. Paul to Ray and Beatrice (Beachner) George. Beatrice passed away when Kay was three years old. Kay was later raised by Ray and Frances (Brogan) George. Kay retired from Providence Hospital, Waco, TX., after being a medical transcriptionist for thirty years. Kay was preceded in death...
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Joy L. Coffinger

June 14, 1935 - August 10, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Valley of the Sun Mortuary & Cemetery, Chandler, AZ.
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Thomas Holliday Webster

February 16, 1945 - August 9, 2014

Thomas Holliday Webster IV, of San Tan Valley, AZ, passed away on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at the age of 69. He was born in Baltimore, MD on February 16, 1945. Tom is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Rosemary. his daughter Jennifer, his son Brian, his grandchildren Jaxson & Shayley Webster and Landyne, Zachary & Noah Olive, and his beloved dogs Gracie Rose and Buddy Holly. Tom...
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Ronald E. Zlotkowski

November 1, 1937 - August 8, 2014

Ronald E. Zlotkoswki - age 76, passed away in Chandler, AZ on Friday, August 8, 2014 following an extended illness. He was born and raised in the Chicago, IL area, the son of William and Helen (Balcerak) Zlotkowski. After working for many years in the steel industry, Ron and his wife retired to Arizona where he enjoyed the fact that he did not have to shovel any more snow! He was preceded in...
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Armando Huerta

October 5, 1930 - August 7, 2014

Burial arrangements under the direction of Valley of the Sun Mortuary & Cemetery.
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Armando Huerta

October 5, 1930 - August 7, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Valley of the Sun Mortuary & Cemetery, Chandler, Arizona.
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Dona Carriger

December 1, 1941 - August 5, 2014

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Dona Carriger

December 1, 1941 - August 5, 2014

~ Remember Me ~Fill not your hearts with pain and sorrow,but remember me in every tomorrow.Remember the joy, the laughter, the smiles,I've only gone to rest a little while.Although my leaving causes pain and grief, my going has eased my hurt,and given me relief.So dry your eyes and remember me,not as I am now, but as I used to be.Because, I will remember you all,and look on with a smile...
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Robert Frank McKeever

May 12, 1930 - August 5, 2014

Robert "Bob" McKeever, lovingly known as Mac to his family, joined his beloved others in heaven on August 5, 2014. Born May 12, 1930 in Birmingham, Alabama to Frank and Annie McKeever, he is survived by his son Phil, two grandchildren Amanda and John, his brother Ray, sister Jane and several nieces and nephews. He served in the Air Force during the Korean war and spent the latter days...
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Bob D. Fort

December 11, 1931 - August 4, 2014

Bob D. Fort, 82, formerly of Florence, passed away Aug.4, 2014, in Chandler, AZ after an extended illness. He was a long time member of Central Heights United Methodist Church and a current member of Chandler United Methodist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Korean War. He retired, after 40 years in retail furniture management. He was a 32nd degree Mason.Funeral will be...
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Mary R. Chiappa

November 26, 1921 - August 3, 2014

Chiappa, Mary R. 92 of Sun Lakes, AZ passed away on August 3, 2014. She was born in So. Plainfield, NJ on November 26, 1921. When Mary was a young girl she relocated with her parents to Greenwich Village in New York before moving uptown to the Bronx where she resided for 70 + years. There she met and married her husband of 54 years, Alfred and while raising her three children was employed at...
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Navada Irene Ballou

August 30, 1921 - August 3, 2014

Navada Irene (Anderson) Ballou was born on August 30, 1921. She went to Heaven on August 3, 2014.In between, she had sometimes hard, but always amazing life.Navada spent her childhood in Oklahoma and Colorado. As a little girl, she worked in fields picking one kind of crop or another. At 18, she moved to California where she lived until moving to Arizona 23 years ago.Navada had a very inquisitive...
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Rose M. Polito

January 2, 1922 - August 3, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Valley of the Sun Mortuary & Cemetery, Chandler, AZ.
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Jack E. Harvey

September 28, 1932 - August 3, 2014

Jack E. Harvey 81 of Sun Lakes, Arizona passed away surrounded by his loving family on August 3, 2014. Jack is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Betty Harvey and their three sons, Jim, John and Joe Harvey. Jack is also survived by his grandchildren he loved so so much, Mike, Rebecca, Jennifer, Alek, Britain, Billie and Erin. No services will be held at this time. Jack will be laid to rest...
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Allen C. Van De Bogart

October 10, 1939 - August 2, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Valley of the Sun Mortuary & Cemetery, Chandler, AZ.
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Maria Socorro Shane

April 26, 1927 - August 1, 2014

Maria Shane, 87, passed in her sleep on Friday, August 1, 2014. She was born in Calipatria, California on April 26, 1927. Maria came from a large family that included 6 brothers and 5 sisters and lived most of her life in El Centro, California before moving to Chandler, Arizona in 2011. Maria is survived by her only child, Michael Shane and his wife Lonnie. She is also survived by 3 sisters;...
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Jacqueline A. Hooker

November 14, 1935 - August 1, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Valley of the Sun Mortuary & Cemetery, Chandler, AZ.
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Mary Pollitt

May 28, 1928 - July 31, 2014

Mary Pollitt passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014 at the age of 86. Mary was born in Gary, Indiana in 1928. She moved to Chandler, Arizona with her loving husband Norm in 1986. Mary was preceded in death by her husband in 1993, her parents Aurel and Mary Gavrila and her sister Helen Boblo. She is survived by her children Larry (Jennifer) Pollitt, Dawn Norfleet and Steve Pollitt, brother John ...
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Joyce F. Blackledge

April 24, 1927 - July 30, 2014

Joyce Blackledge passed away July 30, 2014 at the age of 87. Joyce was born in Mishawaka, IN to Glenn and Belle Fulp. Survived by Bill Blackledge, Husband of 67 years, Sister, Georgia Floren of IN, Daughter, Cinda Blackledge of AZ, Son, Larry Blackledge of WA, Daughter, Valerie Silva of HI, and their spouses, also 5 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 1 great great granddaughter. Joyce...
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Mary Katherine Newitt

December 22, 1938 - July 30, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Valley of the Sun Mortuary & Cemetery, Chandler, AZ.
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Rosendo D. Nativdad

March 1, 1942 - July 28, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Valley of the Sun Mortuary & Cemetery, Chandler, AZ.
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June E. GINN

March 9, 1928 - July 27, 2014

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Josephine Rodriguez

June 15, 1918 - July 27, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Valley of the Sun Mortuary & Cemetery, Chandler, AZ.
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June Eilleen Ginn

March 9, 1928 - July 27, 2014

June Eilleen (Heard) Ginn went to be with the Lord on July 27, 2014. June was born on March 9, 1928 to Anna Belle (Johnson) Heard and Deck Heard, in the small west Texas town of Spade. They lived on the family farm with her brothers Richard Dennis and Coye Gwynn.She met Rayford Ginn, the love of her life, and husband of 66 years on Veteran's Day, 1947. They were married six weeks later on...
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Vivian O. DUNCAN

July 1, 1913 - July 26, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Valley of the Sun Mortuary & Cemetery, Chandler, AZ.
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Dorothy G. Blosick

July 12, 1920 - July 24, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Valley of the Sun Mortuary & Cemetery, Chandler, AZ.
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Arlline A. Schumacher

October 15, 1919 - July 24, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Valley of the Sun Mortuary & Cemetery, Chandler, AZ.
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Helen Harris

January 24, 1927 - July 23, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Valley of the Sun Mortuary & Cemetery, Chandler, AZ.
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John A. Russo

August 4, 1943 - July 22, 2014

John Anthony Russo, 70, of Gilbert, Arizona, passed away on July 22, 2014. He was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. John was a 36 year veteran of the New York City Police Department, retiring at the rank of Detective First Grade. He moved to Arizona in 2006, where he enjoyed his retirement playing golf and being with his friends and family. John is preceded in death by his parents, Pat and...
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Barbara Lee Johnston

November 2, 1945 - July 19, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Valley of the Sun Mortuary & Cemetery, Chandler, Arizona.
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Ruth Brandy

February 22, 1926 - July 19, 2014

Ruth Brandy 88 of Chandler, Arizona , passed away on July 19, 2014. No services will be held at this time. Arrangements under the direction of Valley of the Sun Mortuary & Cemetery, Chandler, AZ.
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Jean Lofgreen

January 15, 1928 - July 18, 2014

Natala Jean Lofgreen - age 86, passed away peacefully at 5:12 PM on Friday, July 18, 2014 after an extended period of failing health. She was born on January 15, 1928 in Hayden, AZ, the daughter of Harvey and Mae Follett. She had two sisters, Harvetta and Sally, and one brother, Mayo. Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Ben, son, Mark (Beverly), and by her parents, Harvey and Mae.. She...
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Mary Louise Foster

April 7, 1920 - July 17, 2014

Mary Louise Foster, 94 of Mesa, Arizona passed away on July 17, 2014. Mary was born April 7, 1920 in Phoenix, Arizona to Ralph and Myrtle Vinson. Mary is survived by her daughter Janice Foster, grandchildren, Blake and Cara Foster and nephew Terry Norcop. She is preceded in death by her husband Carrol and son Dennis Foster. No services will be held at this time. Arrangements under the direction...
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Dixie Lee Ramberg

February 4, 1931 - July 14, 2014

It is with great heartache and sadness that our family has to announce the passing of our beautiful and remarkable wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend Dixie Lee Ramberg. Born on Feb 4, 1931 in Sacramento, CA. and passed away on July 14, 2014 in Sun Lakes, AZ. She is survived by her husband John C. Ramberg, children Scott & (Marsha) Ramberg of Las Vegas, NV., Shane Ramberg...
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Hugh R. Graham

January 4, 1926 - July 14, 2014

Hugh Robert Graham, 88, passed away quietly on Monday, July 14, 2014 in Scottsdale, Arizona.Hugh Graham was born in 1926, in Longmont, Colorado, son of Raymond and Nellie Graham. Immediately, after high school graduation in 1941, he enlisted in the US Navy Amphibian Corps and was commissioned to USS Rockbridge. He fought bravely in the WWII Pacific Theater, specifically the invasion of Iwo Jima....
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Jeremiah Ramsey

July 12, 2014 - July 12, 2014

Burial arrangements under the direction of Valley of the Sun Mortuary & Cemetery.
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Jeremiah Elijah Ramsey

July 12, 2014 - July 12, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Valley of the Sun Mortuary & Cemetery, Chandler, AZ.
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Mei Y. Chao

January 1, 1937 - July 12, 2014

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Meddie Lee Harper

December 25, 1926 - July 10, 2014

Meddie Lee Harper was born on December 25, 1926 in Braxton, Mississippi, to the union of Willie Estus and Limmie Robinson Harper. From this union, Meddie was the oldest of twelve children. At an early age, he realized the need for a personal Savior, accepted Christ and was baptized at Taylor Hill Baptist Church in Braxton, Mississippi, by Rev. Bridges. He was also a member of Allen Temple...
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Wesley Doane Thrash

August 11, 1929 - July 9, 2014

Wesley D. Thrash, 84, of Sun Lakes, Arizona, passed away peacefully July 9, 2014, after an extended illness. Born in Petroleum, West Virginia, he quit high school to join the Marine Corp. Wes received a BS from Purdue University and a MS from North Carolina State, both degrees in electrical engineering. During his 37 year career in the computer field he worked in a wide variety of places...
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Mary L.M. Arey

November 6, 1940 - July 9, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Valley of the Sun Mortuary & Cemetery, Chandler, AZ.
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Robert Anthony Kennedy

January 29, 1924 - July 8, 2014

In Memory of Robert "Bob" KennedyJanuary 29, 1924 ''' July 8, 2014 Bob Kennedy was called home on July 8, 2014. He died peacefully in his sleep. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 67 years, Beezie, his four daughters, Marcia Kennedy, Debbie (Paul) Anger, Terri (Max) Schroeder, and Jeanne (Greg) Bez, and his three grandchildren, Kyle (Adrianne) Anger, Caitlin and Christopher Schroeder....
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Lyle Lawrence Pierce

January 24, 1929 - July 7, 2014

Lyle Lawrence Pierce, 85, of Chandler, AZ passed away on July 7, 2014. Preceded in death by his parents Lawrence and Mabel Pierce, and brother Dean Pierce. Survived by his wife Betty; children Richard (Brigita), Helen Morgan, Bruce, and Dale (Sherri) ; grandchildren Laura, Erik, Ashley, Taylor, Tiffany Gray (David), Daniel (Emma), Nathaniel, Jonathan, and Dale Jr; great-granddaughter Natalie...
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Maria Lilian Mejia

August 24, 1938 - July 7, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Valley of the Sun Mortuary & Cemetery, Chandler, AZ.
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Saundra C. Liebig

June 22, 1951 - July 5, 2014

Saundra Cathleen Liebig - age 63, passed away in Mesa, AZ on July 5, 2014. She was born in Glendale, CA on June 22, 1951, the daughter of Warren and Hazel (Albert) Bruno. Saundra was the adored wife of Larry Liebig and beloved mother of Christine and Ed, Jason and Brandi, Nanci and Darrell, and Matthew and Lexi. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and her siblings, She will be...
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Owen A. Lauer

January 17, 1942 - July 5, 2014

Owen Adrian Lauer, 72January 17, 1942 ''' July 5, 2014BLOOMINGTON - Owen Adrian Lauer ("Adrian") of Bloomington, Indiana passed away suddenly on Saturday, July 5, 2014 in Sun Lakes, Arizona at the age of 72. Adrian was born on January 17, 1942 in Evansville, Indiana. Shortly after graduating from Tell City High School in 1960, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and served his country...
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Catherine Lillig

November 27, 1925 - July 4, 2014

Catherine Lillig, age 88, of Tempe, AZ, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and sister, closed her eyes in this life and opened them in the glories of Heaven, on Friday, July 4, 2014. Born November 27, 1925 in Wylam, Alabama to the late Bartel Y. and Katherine (Kotnik) Turk, Catherine was the seventh of nine children. She was married to George Victor...
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Anna R. Marin

August 29, 1922 - July 4, 2014

Marin, Anna Rindfleisch,91, of Mesa, Arizona entered into heaven on July 4, 2014. She was born in Weisenfels, Germany. "Anni", as called by many of her friends, was the epitome of strength and unconditional love of her children, husband and grandchildren. She possessed an incredible range of European and Mexican cooking, from her wiener schnitzel and sauerkraut, to her amazing "GerMex" green...
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Olga Joanne Alder

January 15, 1931 - July 2, 2014

Joanne (Olga) Alder passed away on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. She was a gifted, caring mother to 6 children and grandmother to 8 grandchildren. Born on January 15, 1931 in Toledo, Ohio to Michael and Pauline (Frankowski) Lukasiewicz, Joanne went on to receive an Education Degree from Toledo University. She loved children which showed in her teaching ability for 35 years in Ohio and Texas in the...
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Orville Lyle Henning

July 6, 1924 - June 30, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Valley of the Sun Mortuary & Cemetery, Chandler, AZ.
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Lois Jean Westphal

August 6, 1939 - June 28, 2014

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Clyde Evans

July 10, 1924 - June 26, 2014

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Clyde J. Evans

July 10, 1924 - June 26, 2014

Clyde Evans USN ret. 89, of Chandler, AZ passed away on June 26, 2014. He was born in Independence, MO on July 10, 1924. Clyde is survived by his wife of 65 years, Patricia, daughter Terry, sons Tom (Stephanie) and Chris, 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Services will be held on Wednesday, July 2nd: graveside at 8:00am at Valley of the Sun Cemetery, 10940 E. Chandler Heights Rd.,...
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Marion S. Mura

September 30, 1946 - June 26, 2014

Remember Me In Quiet DaysRemember me in quiet days,while raindropswhisper on your pane.Remember in your memorieshave no grief,let the joy we knew remain.Remember me if once you wake,to catch a glimpse of red sunrise.Remember when your thoughtsdo turn to me,know that I would not have you cry,but live for me, and laugh for me.When you are happy so am I.Remember an old joke we shared.Remember me...
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Bernice E. Weiss

November 24, 1937 - June 22, 2014

Weiss, Bernice 76, Sun Lakes, AZ passed away on June 22, 2014. She was born in Las Lunas New Mexico and grew up in Santa Fe. Bernice graduated from the University of Colorado with a teaching degree. She was also an accomplished artist whose focus was pottery. Her love of pottery, eventually led her to open her own working studio and gallery in Davis, CA. Bernice is survived by her husband...
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Paula Sybil Hollender

July 15, 1933 - June 22, 2014

Paula Sybil Hollender(07/15/1933)"To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure" '''J.K Rowling.On June 22nd 2014, Paula Sybil Hollender was taken from us, only to be called on a new adventure as a guardian angel to her loved ones below.Paula, a resident of Sun Lakes Arizona was a great person to all. She was an admirable mother to her two daughters Andrea and Erika, the...
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Jayden Alexander D Esposito

March 27, 2014 - June 21, 2014

For brief and fleeting moment, an angel touched the ground; With tiny wings and halo, and sweet, soft angel sounds.Blessing the lives of others, in beauty and in grace; Those who saw the angel, knew God had kissed his tiny face.The angel came for reasons we may not understand; A journey brief, with gifts so great, and guided by God's hand.So, rest now tiny angel, your work on earth is through...
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Bernice Bruner

February 1, 1931 - June 19, 2014

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Bernice Bruner

February 1, 1931 - June 19, 2014

Bernice Bruner was born February 1, 1931 in Lake City, Arkansas. She was the second of six children. Shortly after graduating high school, Bernice met and married L.V. Bruner on August 18, 1950. They began their lives together as tenant farmers in Craighead County, Arkansas where they raised cotton. In 1961 Bernice received her teaching degree from Arkansas State College in Jonesboro, Arkansas...
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Bertie L. Welsh

April 25, 1929 - June 17, 2014

Bertha "Bertie" L. Welsh 85 of Chandler Arizona passed away on June 17, 2014 surrounded by her family. Bertie is survived by her loving husband Daniel and their two children David Welsh and Dannette Finley. Bertie is preceded in death by her parents and two children. A Funeral Service will be held, Monday, June 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Valley of the Sun Funeral Home, located at 10940 E...
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Jean M. Plaskett

October 12, 1923 - June 17, 2014

Jean Marie Plaskett passed away in Chandler, AZ. on June 17, 2014. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio on October 12, 1923, the daughter of the late Marie Walko and George Edward Hughes. She was an only child. She married Clifford Keith Plaskett on October 9th, 1943, who preceded her in death on June 21, 1991. She is survived by four children; Patricia Hime of Nikiski, AK, Sandra Brinkman of...
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Leo E. Uhen

December 11, 1938 - June 16, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Valley of the Sun Mortuary & Cemetery, Chandler, AZ.
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Douglas S. PEASE

June 7, 1930 - June 15, 2014

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Ruby V. Rogers

February 23, 1920 - June 15, 2014

Ruby V. Rogers - age 94, pased away in Fountain Hills, AZ on Sunday, June 15, 2014. A native of Milo, Missouri, she is the daughter of the late William and Maude (Taylor) Baldridge. After completing high school, Ruby established herself in the real estate field and enjoyed a career in that field for over 40 years. More recently, she has enjoyed living in Fountain Hills while keeping herself...
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Barbara A. Topolski

April 15, 1965 - June 15, 2014

Barbara Ann Zemelka Topolski - 4/15/1965 ''' 6/15/2014 - Daughter of Roger F. Zemelka and Clara D. Sanders, Zemelka, Wife of Daniel S. Topolski, Mother to Jennifer L. Presnell and Sister of Robert W. Zemelka passed away on June 15th 2014 after a very long battle with cancer. Barbara moved to Arizona from Ohio after graduating from Field High School in 1983. In her personal life, she was a loving...
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Douglas Shelley Pease

June 7, 1930 - June 15, 2014

Douglas Shelley Pease, 84, of Tempe, Arizona passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully on June 15, 2014. Born in Jackson, Pennsylvania, he grew up on a dairy farm, met & married the love of his life, Sophia Andrychuk at Houghton College & graduated from Penn State in 1951 with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education. He voluntarily enlisted in 1952 & served in Battery B, 980th...
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Phyllis Kaye Kern Howe

May 24, 1939 - June 13, 2014

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Phyllis K. Kern Howe

May 24, 1939 - June 13, 2014

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Byung Choe

November 17, 1925 - June 12, 2014

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Byung Kook Choe

November 17, 1925 - June 12, 2014

Remember MeFill not your hearts with pain and sorrow,but remember me in every tomorrow.Remember the joy, the laughter, the smiles,I've only gone to rest a little while.Although my leaving causes pain and grief, my going has eased my hurt,and given me relief.So dry your eyes and remember me,not as I am now, but as I used to be.Because, I will remember you all,and look on with a smile.Understand in...
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Raymond Rinaldi

May 29, 1945 - June 9, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Valley of the Sun Mortuary & Cemetery, Chandler, AZ.
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Daniel Michael Sheehan

August 27, 1949 - June 8, 2014

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Fred W. Callsen

August 19, 1934 - June 6, 2014

Callsen, Fred W. 79, of Sun Lakes, passed away peacefully June 6, 2014. Fred was born August 19, 1934 in Detroit, MI. He joined the Army after graduating from high school. He worked as a Mechanical Engineer and was associated and held offices in SME for several years. He later opened his own business, Callsen Engineering Services with customers in Phoenix and Tucson. He loved God, his family...
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David Bentz

May 22, 1932 - June 5, 2014

Burial arrangements under the direction of Valley of the Sun Mortuary & Cemetery.
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Alejandro Arturo Montes

June 5, 1956 - June 5, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Valley of the Sun Mortuary & Cemetery, Chandler, AZ.
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David M. Bentz

May 22, 1932 - June 5, 2014

David Bentz of Sun Lakes, AZ passed away on June 5, 2014. He was born in Scotland, SD in 1932. Parents were David and Anna and there were six siblings. He attended Scotland High, Southern State Teachers and U of SD receiving his Masters Degree. After his graduation, he finished his time in the Marines at OCS and receiving his commission as a 1st Lt. In 1954 David married Marlene Williamson in...
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Juanine I. Irizarry

June 8, 1980 - June 4, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Valley of the Sun Mortuary & Cemetery, Chandler, AZ.
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Catherine Marie Newman

August 1, 1959 - June 3, 2014

Catherine Marie Newman - passed away on June 3, 2014 while enjoying life and adventure with her husband rafting through the Grand Canyon. She was a loving, nurturing mother to children Taira and Geoff, and a caring and supporting partner to her husband, Gary, for nearly 27 years. Born on August 1, 1959 in Michigan, Cathy grew up in Amarillo, Texas, received a Bachelor of Science degree in...
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Mary Margaret Kibler

July 31, 1947 - June 2, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Valley of the Sun Mortuary & Cemetery, Chandler, AZ.
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Harold G. Pickrel

August 3, 1920 - June 1, 2014

Harold G. Pickrel, 93, of Florence, Arizona, formally of Colorado, passed away on June 1, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. Harold is survived by his two children, Jo and Scott and his brother, Don, and sisters, Lucille, Eleanor, and Shirley. His wife, Carol, predeceased him in 2011. A memorial celebration of Harold's life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 3, 2014, at...
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Frank T. Bernard

January 19, 1922 - June 1, 2014

Frank Theodore Bernard, 92, of Chandler, AZ, passed away on June 1, 2014. He was born in 1922 in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, to Leo and Bernice (Harycki) Klasinski. Frank attended St. Perter's Catholic elementary school and then P.J. Jacobs High School, from which he graduated in 1940. In high school and subsequently at the Golden Gloves level he excelled in boxing and was known by the nickname ...
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Maxine M. STEARNS

December 30, 1919 - May 31, 2014

Burial arrangements under the direction of Valley of the Sun Mortuary & Cemetery.
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