Our Obituaries

Edward Barshak

September 28, 1927 - January 28, 2015

Edward Barshak, born September 28, 1937 in Manhattan, NY to Morris and Shirley [Wagner] Barshak, passed away on January 28, 2015 in Chandler, AZ at the age of 87. Edward proudly served in the US Navy during WWII. He was an avid stamp collector and also enjoyed building model ships; he even built the collection of Japanese Navy ships. On May 2, 1954, Edward married Sandra Kellner and spent 61...
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Robert Brown

April 19, 1932 - January 27, 2015

Robert Brown, 82 of Sun Lakes, AZ, passed away January 27, 2015. Bob was born in Brattleboro, VT on April 19, 1932. He is preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Delphine Brown and sister Dorothy Chamberlin. Bob is survived by his wife of 59 years, Edie, sons Eric Addison Brown of Monrovia, MD and Neil McCall Brown of Chicopee, MA, grandson Edward (Ted) Brown of Tempe, AZ, sister Alice...
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Miguel Angel Melara

December 5, 1966 - January 26, 2015


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Jack Klien

July 16, 1928 - January 25, 2015


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Sau Thi Phan

March 19, 1924 - January 25, 2015


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Betty Lou Cash

September 16, 1925 - January 25, 2015

Cash, Betty L., 89 of Chandler passed away on January 25, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband John L.Cash in 2001. Surviving are son Jeffrey (Janet Lim) Cash of Seattle, WA, daughter Corrinne (Paul) Wentz and Laurie (Jim) Wallace, both of Chandler. Grandchildren Adam and Brian Benner, Emma (Spencer) Blaylock, Samantha, Ian and Elizabeth Wallace. Two sisters, Mildred Mullen of Mesa...
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Philip Karman Smith

December 3, 1946 - January 23, 2015

Smith, Philip K., 68 of Chandler, AZ., passed away on Friday, January 23, 2015, at the Lund Family Hospice Home, following a courageous battle with cancer. He had overcome many impossible health issues over the past 17 years, always beating the odds until the final devastating long term effects of Agent Orange ultimately ended his life. He was born in Lansing, Michigan, and graduated from...
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Edellweis Atwater

August 6, 1923 - January 22, 2015


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Sandra Gale Russell

June 21, 1958 - January 22, 2015


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Edellweis Atwater

August 6, 1923 - January 22, 2015


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Peter Nicholas Taddy

December 28, 1955 - January 21, 2015


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James J. Phair

June 23, 1954 - January 21, 2015


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Helen Louise Grosskopf

June 3, 1937 - January 20, 2015

Helen Louise (Stiles) Grosskopf, 77, passed away midday on 20th of January 2015 at the Stonebrook Manor Care Center in San Antonio, Texas.Helen worked and lived in Arizona, Pennsylvania, and finally in Texas with her son Doug. Born in Warren, PA. on June 3rd 1937 to Leroy Stiles and Marian Gantz, she grew up in Corry, PA. She married James Marrs, Sr. had five sons and moved to Arizona in 1968....
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Muoi Tran

December 18, 1929 - January 20, 2015


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Gail Otto

October 15, 1945 - January 19, 2015

Gail Linda Elizabeth Otto, born October 15, 1945, of Payson Arizona, originally of Cranston, Rhode Island, passed away at her Mesa, Arizona home just before sunrise on January 19, 2015. She is survived by her daughter Cynthia A. Stratton (Doug Haggard) and their sons, her grandsons she loved so much, Jack and Kyle, her brother Gary Stratton (Carolyn), and her nieces Lindsay and Heather. She is...
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Frank Carlton Fortner

August 27, 1940 - January 19, 2015

Frank Carlton Fortner IIIFrank Carlton Fortner III was born on August 27, 1940 and went to be with the Lord on January 19, 2015. Frank was born in Chicago, Illinois to Frank C. Fortner Jr. and Constance Allene Churchill Fortner. He graduated from Hyde Park High School and Northwestern Business School.He enlisted in the United States Navy and served for 6 years. Afterwards, Frank worked in the...
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Charlotte Mae Bucklin

December 12, 1929 - January 19, 2015


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Levi A. COTTINGTON

April 21, 1922 - January 19, 2015


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Mildred W. Packard

February 9, 1922 - January 17, 2015

Milli Packard, our remarkable mother, daughter of Irma Hansen &Karl Bates West, loved life, lifting others and was improving herself to the end. A remarkably talented woman, a songbird in her youth, an extraordinary musician & composer, she graduated from NAU, and she participated in choral groups into her 90s. She loved music, knowledge, dancing, handsome men, and anything beautiful....
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Barbara E. Biberdorf

November 1, 1929 - January 17, 2015


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John Walter Strack

July 12, 1927 - January 17, 2015

John Walter Strack, Jr departed this life on January 17, 2015 at the age of 87. Born in Philadelphia, PA on July 12, 1927 to the late John Walter Strack, Sr and the late Bessie Gilmore. He is also preceded in death by his brother Warren K Strack and his loving wife Ruth Mae (Stokes) Strack.Walt's family moved to Shadeland Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA in 1931 where his parents owned and operated...
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William Blackledge

December 6, 1926 - January 16, 2015


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Mary B. MacPherson

April 23, 1914 - January 16, 2015

At the remarkable age of 100 years, Mary Bender MacPherson died quietly in her sleep in Gilbert, AZ, on January 16, 2015. Mary was born in Muskogee, OK, on April 23, 1914. She resided there until moving in the mid-1940s to Colorado Springs, CO, with her husband, Ken Crosby, where they resided until Ken passed away. In addition to enjoying time and social gatherings with their many friends in...
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William Blackledge

December 6, 1926 - January 16, 2015

William "Bill" Blackledge age 88,of Chandler passed away January 16, 2015.Bill Blackledge was born on December 6, 1926 to Florence N. Blackledge and Glenn E. Blackledge in Morenci, AZ. Bill graduated from Yuma Union High school in 1941. He served in the Army Air Corps in WWII and was commander of Civil Air Patrol, Tucson. Upon returning from the War and resuming his studies at the...
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Amelia Danielle Gutierrez

September 27, 2013 - January 15, 2015


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Richard Kottom

May 15, 1938 - January 14, 2015

Richard "Dick" Kottom age 76 passed away January 14, 2015 at the Dobson Home Hospice in Chandler AZ, after a long battle with cancer. Dick Kottom was born May 15, 1938 in Renville County to Arthur and Ada Kottom. He is survived by wife of 53 years, Jean (Handberg), sons Jerry, and Terry (Lesley) Kottom, and daughter Kari, his grandchildren Hunter and Ryder, his sisters Artis (Don) Tamburro, Linda...
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Sammy Clark Owens

October 17, 1936 - January 13, 2015


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Betty Jane Partigianoni

October 13, 1926 - January 12, 2015


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Evelyn H. Parnell

October 5, 1918 - January 12, 2015


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Damon Markus Cecil

July 2, 1946 - January 12, 2015

Damon Markus Cecil Jr. was born July 2, 1946 in Los Angeles, CA. Love for his country led him to join the US Army, where he flew Cobra attack helicopters in Vietnam. For valorous actions in combat Damon was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Anyone who spent any time with Damon would know that his military service was a period of great pride in his life. The intricate details that he could...
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Steve Wesley Owen

July 13, 1947 - January 12, 2015


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Dorothy G. MORTENSEN

November 24, 1923 - January 11, 2015


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Ella Rose Meidinger

June 2, 1925 - January 11, 2015

Ella Rose Meidinger, 89, passed away on January 11, 2015, following complications from multiple myeloma. Ella was born on November 2, 1925 in Eureka, South Dakota to John J. and Christina (Holzworth) Stabler. She married Ervin Meidinger on October 14, 1945 in Eureka, S.D., where she began her lifelong career in banking. Most of her successful career as a woman in banking was spent at...
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Dorothy Gene Mortensen

November 24, 1923 - January 11, 2015


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Peggie Franks

July 28, 1933 - January 10, 2015


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Ross Yellen

May 2, 1941 - January 10, 2015


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Peggie Franks

July 28, 1933 - January 10, 2015

Peggie Franks passed away on January 10th, 2015 at home. She died peacefully in her sleep. She is survived by her husband "Boots" and her children, Tommy & Pam Jones, Barbara & Danny Reed and Travis & Valle Jones, sister Diane Stuard and brother Larry Branum, 16 grandkids and 26 great grandkids. Peggie was born in Truman, Arkanas and moved to Arizona in 1937. She will be missed by...
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Roberto Salomon Salomon

September 20, 1929 - January 10, 2015


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Gordon Henry Brooker

June 24, 1921 - January 9, 2015

BROOKER, Gordon HenryIt is with sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Gordon Brooker on January 9th, 2015 in Sun Lakes, Arizona. Gordon was born in Eganville, Ontario June 24, 1921. He was predeceased by his parents Rose and Albert Brooker, sister Dorothea, daughter in law Debbie (Keith) and his wife Joan. Gordon and Joan were married for 61 years during which they enjoyed a wide range...
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Thach Van Chau

February 4, 1928 - January 9, 2015

TAYATHA/ PANTSA DRIYA AWABODHA NAYA SVAHAAMITABHA MANTRA & MINH CHU A-MI-DAOM AMI DEWA HRINAM MO A-MI-DA-PHAT
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Jill Angeline Geisler

September 1, 1982 - January 8, 2015

Jill Angeline Geisler died unexpectedly on January 11th at the age of 32 in Tempe, Arizona.She is survived by her mother Debra Geisler of Mesa, AZ; her father David Geisler and stepmother Carol of Stevens Point, WI; older sister Jesselyn Geisler, Chandler, AZ; younger sister Stephanie, Tempe, AZ; Stepbrother Jim Schilling, his wife Staci, their children Madison, Milaina, and Axl, Chandler, AZ...
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Marvin Reiman

October 25, 1927 - January 8, 2015


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Marjorie Gillette

July 24, 1918 - January 8, 2015


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Kathleen S. Sorensen

July 6, 1941 - January 8, 2015


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Betty Hafeman

August 4, 1928 - January 8, 2015


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Frieda Audean Wood

May 4, 1930 - January 7, 2015


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Philip Giaramita

January 29, 1921 - January 7, 2015

Philip Giaramita entered into rest on January 7th, 2015 Philip Giaramita was born on January 29th, 1921, in Brooklyn, New York. He is survived by his sister Eva, of Peoria, Az., many nieces and nephews, as well as great nieces and nephews. His parents were Salvatore Giaramita and Theresa Terranova, immigrants from Sicily, Italy. His father was a preacher, and his mother was a homemaker....
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Fredrick Pastore

January 31, 1932 - January 4, 2015


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Jj Roberts

January 6, 1930 - January 4, 2015


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Eugene Rainey

December 9, 1949 - January 3, 2015


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Helen LaVonne Janecek

September 12, 1934 - January 3, 2015


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Guadalupe Barraza Diaz

November 4, 1963 - January 2, 2015


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Velma Catheryn Kulbeth

August 16, 1921 - January 1, 2015


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Mildred JOHNSTON

August 1, 1923 - January 1, 2015


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Andrew Clarence Moravitz

November 30, 1925 - January 1, 2015

a 68 year resident of Bisbee, AZ passed away on January 1, 2015 at the age of 89. Services will be at St. Patrick Church in Bisbee on Saturday, January 10, 2015. Rosary at 1:00pm followed by Funeral Mass at 1:30pm.
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Velma Catheryn Kulbeth

August 16, 1921 - January 1, 2015

A light went out on January 1, 2015 when Velma Kulbeth passed from this life. Velma was born as Velma Catheryn Word in Arkansas to Orie Jane and John Word on August 16, 1921. She was the youngest of their 3 children. She married James Kulbeth and had 3 children of which survive her, Alice Johnson- McKinney of Stanfield, Larry Kulbeth of Tempe, Kathy Ripley of Gilbert, 8 grandchildren, 11...
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Mildred Eleanor Johnston

August 1, 1923 - January 1, 2015

Mildred Eleanor Johnston, aged 91, passed away on January 1, 2015, in Chandler, AZ, surrounded by family. She is survived by her children Bill (Sue Griffin) of Chandler, AZ; Nancy (John MacAdams) of Canoga Park, CA; and Stephen of Eugene, OR. Her grandchildren are Kevin Johnston (Mindy Wohltman), Katie Johnston (Heather Baron), Jesse Smith (Ana Cardenas), and step-grandson Cameron MacAdams (Allie...
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Andrew Leo Munoz

April 27, 1971 - December 31, 2014

Andrew Leo Munoz was born on April 27, 1971 in Mesa Arizona, to Dr. Leo and Lupe Munoz. Andrew attended elementary through middle school at Mt. Carmel in Tempe, where he went on to Marcos de Niza for his high school years. There at his beloved alma mater, Andrew met and built many relationships that would last the rest of his life including and most notably, the love of his life, Michelle....
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Lucy O. Fimbres

January 7, 1931 - December 31, 2014

Lucy Ortega Fimbres 83 passed away at 6:37 pm at her home.Lucy was born on 1-7-1931 in Chandler ,Az to Anastacio and Cornelia Ortega. She was preceded in death by her parents: brothers, Esteban Ortega, Juan "Bones" Ortega, Richard Ortega and sisters Josephina Gutierrez and Connie Aguilar. Surviving are her daughter Sylvia Fimbres,her brother Damaseno "Cheno" Ortega and her...
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Jeffrey Wilbur Hildreth

June 3, 1960 - December 30, 2014


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Martha Ellen Iversen

June 20, 1946 - December 29, 2014

Martha Iversen 68 of Chandler, AZ passed away on December 29, 2014. She was born in Westfield MA on June 20, 1946. Martha was an elementary school teacher at Sirrine Elementary in Chandler, AZ. Martha is survived by her two daughters, Gwen (Ryan) Hodgson and Kristi (Grady) Hansen, and 5 granddaughters Reagen Hodgson, Layla Hodgson, Marley Hansen, Kaylee Hansen and Karli Kruger. She was...
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Jeannie Karol Hergott

May 8, 1955 - December 28, 2014


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Allen Dwight Grotewold

July 27, 1927 - December 27, 2014


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Wayne Leroy Maas

December 27, 2014


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Allen Dwight Grotewold

July 27, 1927 - December 27, 2014

Allen Dwight Grotewold, 87 of Sun Lakes, AZ passed away on December 27, 2014. He was born in Larchwood, Iowa on July 27, 1927. Dwight is survived by his brothers Dwayne and Roger, beloved wife Lois, sons Steve, Tom, and David and daughter Cathy. Services for Dwight will be held Monday, January 5, 2015 at 2:00 PM at the Sun Lakes United Methodist Church 9248 East Riggs Road, Sun Lakes, AZ. Phone:...
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Alan Roy Corson

February 12, 1946 - December 24, 2014

Alan Roy Corson, 68, of Chandler, AZ, passed away on December 24th, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Betty; four children, Rob, Laurie, Tony and Brad; three step children, Colleen(Kevin), Pattie and Peggy(Benjamin); ten grandchildren and one great grandchild. Al retired in 2011 and loved spending his days hunting or fishing. He also loved making jewelry in his spare time. We will all miss...
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Barbara Alice Bodenstedt

October 18, 1938 - December 24, 2014


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Martha Lucille Boldt

July 19, 1920 - December 24, 2014

Jobe Boldt, Martha Lucille of Sun lakes, AZ. passed away on December 24, 2014. She was born in Covington, TN. on July 19, 1920. Lucille is survived by Marty Allyn, Cindie Jobe, and Buddy Jobe, granddaughter Kara Jobe and Chelsea Bain, grandsons Bucky Jobe, Layne Pavoggi, Jim Allyn Jr., Hank Allyn, great-granddaughters Sara, Maggie, and Karen Allyn and great grandsons Tyler Jobe , Jeremy...
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Duane Phillips

July 19, 1944 - December 23, 2014


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Duane Lawrence Phillipps

July 19, 1944 - December 23, 2014

Duane L. Phillipps (PeeWee,) 70, passed away peacefully on December 23,2014 at his home in Denver, Colorado. Born in Utah to Lawrence and Margaret Phillipps, Duane moved to Casa Grande, Arizona after marrying Barbara Houk. There the couple raised their two children, Shane Phillipps of Denver, Colorado and Jenniffer Mayo of Casa Grande, Arizona. Duane enjoyed going for drives, watching sports,...
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Jama D. Clark

November 5, 1932 - December 23, 2014


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John Kenneth Wood

October 10, 1932 - December 23, 2014


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Joseph Lee Jolivet

September 7, 1939 - December 19, 2014


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Aaron John Waters

June 16, 1996 - December 16, 2014


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Charlene Yeates

January 31, 1941 - December 16, 2014


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Anthony Emile Martin

January 10, 1985 - December 14, 2014

Martin, Anthony Emile Formerly Richard Anthony Brown born 01-10-85 inWeaverville, CA to Richard Roger Brown and Denise Marie Martinand blessed with an additional father Philip Martin. He passed away12-14-14 at his home in Phoenix, AZ which was shared with Chris Millen,his life partner (who also shared his birthday 01-10-89). He is survived by his parents,his brother Scott Brown 27 whose birthday...
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Shirley Irene Ellis

September 12, 1930 - December 14, 2014


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Jane M. Bowling

September 11, 1941 - December 14, 2014

Jane M Bowling passed away peacefully on December 14th with her children at her side after fighting a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. Jane was born in Scotland, Georgia on September 11, 1941. She was the daughter of Lee Roy and Allie Mae McDonald. Jane attended McRae-Helena High School, graduated from Middle Georgia College, and worked for the Federal Reserve Bank in Atlanta, GA. She...
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Joan Severance

January 18, 1936 - December 13, 2014


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Louise Livia Bruner

August 18, 1939 - December 13, 2014

Louise Livia Bruner, 75, resident of Chandler Arizona passed away December 13, 2014. She was born in Egg Harbor, New Jersey on August 18, 1939. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, George F. Bruner; Sons George (Ellie) Bruner, Andrew (Lara) Bruner, Edward (Karen) Bruner and Daniel (Yuka) Bruner; Siblings Edward Colangelo, Marian Hak, Robert Colangelo, Jeannie Cassara and David Colangelo;...
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John Austin Noel

May 5, 1927 - December 12, 2014

John (Jack) Austin Noel Sr. 87, of Sun Lakes AZ went to be with the Lord on December 12, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. Jack served in the US Navy in WWII, graduated from Denver University, and retired from Motorola as a Mechanical Engineer. Survived by his wife Florine, his son John and grandson Jacob and the rest of his entire loving family. Services will be held on December 30, 2014 10...
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Joseph Carl Hawkins

April 28, 1934 - December 12, 2014

In Memory of Joseph Carl HawkinsApril 28, 1934 ''' December 12, 2014 ObituaryJoseph Carl Hawkins was born in Earlington, Kentucky, , a small town in the western part of the state. He was one of six children raised by Rose and Earl Hawkins. Joe and his family were members and faithful attendees of the Earlington, Kentucky Disciples of Christ Church. Joe attended public schools in Earlington...
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Margaret Kavanaugh

July 4, 1922 - December 12, 2014


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Lloyd E. Robinson

November 17, 1938 - December 11, 2014

Lloyd Earl Robinson, 76; passed away at his home, with wife and two daughters at his side. Preceding in death was Derwood and Ruth Robinson parents; of Parsons, Kansas and sister Margaret Robinson of Parsons, Kansas, brother David Robinson of Odum, Georgia, and daughter Debbie Orendac of Kansas City, Kansas. Surviving is his wife of 56 year, Bonnie of Chandler, Arizona a daughter Cindy. ...
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Sally Ann Lee

January 24, 1944 - December 10, 2014


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Elaine BERGENHOLTZ

August 19, 1939 - December 9, 2014


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Adam Joseph Nakata

February 8, 1980 - December 9, 2014

Adam Joseph Nakata, 34, of Chandler, Arizona passed away unexpectedly on December 9th, 2014. Adam was preceded in death by his father, Andrew Nakata, and is survived by his wife Jennifer and his daughter Eden. He is also survived by his mother Teresa, his siblings Paul, Courtney, and Miche; and step-parents Debra and Ainsworth. Adam seized every day with a smile and could find the bright side in...
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Elaine BERGENHOLTZ

August 19, 1939 - December 9, 2014


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Helen J. Marty

March 14, 1962 - December 8, 2014


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Irmgard Reichert

June 9, 1929 - December 8, 2014


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Catherine Allen Martinelli

February 17, 1925 - December 6, 2014


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Josefa Cruz Andrade

May 9, 1950 - December 5, 2014

Josefa Andrade, 64 passed away on Friday December 04th, 2014. A selfless woman with a great heart leaves us way too soon. She has joined her beloved husband and parents in heaven. Josefa is survived by her 2 sons Adrian, Tony, daughter; Lydia, daughter in-law Martha and her 2 grandchildren, Mark and Natalia. She has made such an impact in all of our lives, she will be remembered always.
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Roderick W. Kyle

March 9, 1932 - December 5, 2014

Kyle, Roderick W "Pat" 82, passed away December 5, 2014. Pat, a 20 year Air Force veteran and Bronze Star recipient served in the Korean and Vietnam wars. Preceded in death by his loving wife Mary, survived by daughter Karen and stepdaughters Brenda, Beverly, Rhonda and Debra, 8 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Pat was the last Crew Chief of the B-29 restored and on display at...
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John Eugene Rinehart

November 4, 1965 - December 4, 2014


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Joseph E. Reece

January 21, 1922 - December 3, 2014


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Robert John Rabung

February 17, 1926 - December 3, 2014


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Donald B. Cyrog

May 25, 1929 - December 2, 2014


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Patricia Spurry Peterson

March 17, 1925 - November 30, 2014


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Jeannette Jeannette Sprague Skirving

April 29, 1915 - November 30, 2014

Francis Jeannette Sprague Skirving, 99, of Scottsdale, was born on April 29, 1915 in Spokane, Washington, the eldest daughter of Harold and Pearl Sprague. The family lived on Sprague Street in Spokane until moving to Seattle when she was still a child. Jeannette graduated from Lincoln High School in Seattle, and at age 25, married Dale Skirving, also a Lincoln High graduate, whom she met while...
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Frances Cherwin

September 16, 1916 - November 30, 2014


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