Our Obituaries

Elizabeth T. Prather

September 5, 1930 - January 28, 2018

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Donald Archer Osgood

July 1, 1930 - January 28, 2018

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Carl Harper Allendorf

March 30, 1947 - January 26, 2018

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Elaine L. Bennett

March 14, 1927 - January 25, 2018

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Phyllis Arlene Stewart

November 26, 1935 - January 24, 2018

Stewart, Phyllis Arlene, age 82 passed away January 24, 2018 with her familyby her side.Arlene was born November 26, 1935 to Charles and Phyllis Wimer in Wellington,Kansas. She married Thomas E. Stewart on November 14, 1953 in Greensburg, Kansaswhere they lived until 1962. She moved between Kansas and Texas then to Minnesotain 1970, all with Tom's employment with Northern Natural Gas Co. Arlene...
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George T. ABBOTT

November 26, 1930 - January 22, 2018

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January 7, 1933 - January 21, 2018

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Patricia Ham Smith

September 17, 1940 - January 20, 2018

Patricia H. Smith, 77, passed away peacefully on January 21, 2018 in Mesa, Arizona.She was born on September 17, 1940 to Ruth and Raymond Ham in Exeter, New Hampshire.Patricia had worked in the Aerospace industry for much of her life for companies including: Pacific Valves, North American Rockwell, Hughes Helicopters, McDonnell- Douglas, and Boeing where most of here career was spent as a...
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Gary Francis DONLEY

January 29, 1948 - January 19, 2018

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Cyril William Weidner

June 1, 1922 - January 19, 2018

Cyril "Cy" Weidner was born June 1, 1922, in Humphrey, Nebraska, to Louis and Stella Weidner. He Married Mary Opal Searles Potter on May 24, 1941.Cy worked most of his life as an ASE Certified Mechanic, retiring from Ford Motor Company after 30 years, and later opening his own garage.Cy proudly served our country, in the US Navy, during WWII, serving primarily in the Pacific Theater. Using his...
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Janice Elaine Edick

October 16, 1941 - January 18, 2018

Janice Elaine Edick, age 76, of San Tan Valley, Arizona entered in to rest on Thursday January 18, 2018. Janice was born October 16, 1941 in Copperstown, New York to Thelma Audrey Lane and Harold John Perrone. Janice is survived by her husband, Floyd K Edick; daughter Christine M Lace; son Donald J Edick; and daughter Carol J. Heidelmeier; sister Linda Robert and brother Wayne Perrone; grandchild...
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Donald Wesolowicz

March 20, 1936 - January 18, 2018

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Darice Daniel Enos

November 21, 1993 - January 17, 2018

Darice Daniel Enos, 24, passed away, January 17, 2018. He was born in Mesa, Arizona on November 21, 1993 to Tonya Jones and John Gutierrez Jr. Darice was a fun loving person and enjoyed shooting and off-roading. He had an "eclectic" taste in music including, Alternative Rock, Neil Diamond and Johnny Cash. Darice graduated in 2012 from Westwood High School, in Mesa AZ. Darice is survived by...
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Thomas Carl Erwin

October 20, 1956 - January 17, 2018

Thomas Carl Erwin, 61, passed away unexpectedly on January 17, 2018, at Mesa, Arizona. Beloved husband of George J. Rexroad, for 36 years; dear father of Amy Glass and grandfather of Wyatte Weaver. Dear brother of Roberta Shultz, Lorraine Manola, John and Don Erwin. Our dear brother in law, uncle, great uncle, cousin and friend of many. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later time.
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Robert Arthur Carlton

March 26, 1952 - January 17, 2018

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Jeanne Audrey ANDERSON

March 9, 1940 - January 17, 2018

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Deirdre Caprice Graves

December 3, 1958 - January 16, 2018

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Thomas Joseph Garity

October 31, 1955 - January 16, 2018

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Dorothy Jean Wortman

February 3, 1947 - January 16, 2018

Dorothy Wortman, 70, of San Tan Valley, passed away January 16, 2018. She was born in Jackson, Michigan on February 3, 1947. Dorothy graduated from Baldwin Park High. She was married to Victor Wortman in 1965 who passed away in 2007. She is survived by her sons; Dave (Mai) Wortman, Aaron (Sarah) Wortman, and Matt (Kim) Wortman, grandchildren; Ashlee, April, Riley, and Faith. Dorothy took pride in...
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July 22, 1941 - January 16, 2018

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Myron William Damon

July 29, 1931 - January 15, 2018

Myron William Damon, 86 of Mesa, Arizona passed away peacefully January 15th, 2018. He is survived by his loving children- Michael and his husband Thomas Damon-Melmer, Melanie and her husband James Een, Taerra and her husband Joseph Weldon, and Giovanni Damon, along with several grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Michelle Damon, and is joining his beloved wife and childhood...
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Norma Ruth Pickett

June 13, 1923 - January 15, 2018

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Providencia Soto Santiago

August 1, 1923 - January 14, 2018

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Marjorie Ann KUEHN

April 9, 1931 - January 13, 2018

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Priscilla M. Clouse

May 2, 1918 - January 12, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park and Funeral Care, Mesa, AZ.
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John Bohlken Miller

December 10, 1947 - January 12, 2018

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Rose Julia Calista

November 3, 1927 - January 11, 2018

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Colleen Conway Duffy

April 12, 1954 - January 11, 2018

Colleen C. Duffy, of Tempe Arizona, professional Grandmother of 25 years joined her son's and many other loved ones in the afterlife on January 11, 2018. She was surrounded by her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and others who loved her. Colleen, also known by many as Coke was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. She also resided in Wyoming, Montana, and California, before calling...
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Robert Lewis Borst

August 9, 1942 - January 10, 2018

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Richard J. Fiechtner

September 14, 1926 - January 10, 2018

Richard J. "Dick" Fiechtner, of Mesa, AZ passed away January 10, 2018 at the age of 91. He was born in Lehr, ND, September 14, 1926 to Jacob J. and Ida Fiechtner. After graduating from high school, Dick was drafted into the US Army where he served in the 102nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion in the Philippines and with the judge advocate of war crimes in Germany. After discharge from the...
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Hugh Pendleton Johnston

July 4, 1939 - January 8, 2018

Hugh Pendleton Johnston7/4/1939 - 1/8/2018Hugh Johnston departed this world suddenly on January 8th, 2018 in Apache Junction, Arizona. Memorial services will be held at the Mariposa Gardens Cemetery Chapel (6747 E. Broadway Rd, Mesa, AZ 85206) on January 26th, 2018 at 10AM. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to American Eagle Foundation or St. Mary's Food Bank.A Life in CelebrationHugh...
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Jane Rae Tate

March 19, 1945 - January 7, 2018

Jane Rae Tate, of Apache Junction, Arizona, passed away on January 7, 2018.Jane was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Ruth and Eldon Webster on March 19, 1945. She grew up in the small town of Red Wing, Minnesota. Jane studied English and Art at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She met her husband, Wallace, while teaching high school English in Michigan. They were married in Red...
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Marjorie A. Roberts

July 21, 1934 - January 6, 2018

Marjorie A. Roberts, 83, of Tucson, AZ, passed away on January 6, 2018. She was born in Clarkdale, AZ on July 21, 1943. Marjorie graduated from Ajo High School and received her B.A. from the University of Arizona and her M.A. from the University of Denver. She was married to Gary M. Roberts (deceased) on January 12, 1961. Marjorie worked as a Social Worker in the Medical field. She had a passion...
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Anita Marie DeRenzis-LoGuercio-Cameron

December 3, 1927 - January 5, 2018

Anita Marie DeRenzis-LoGuercio-Cameron, 90, entered into rest on January 5, 2018, at Mesa, Arizona. Dear mother of Christine (Jeff) Gray, and Cindy Lou (Mark) McGriffin-O'Brien. Dear grandmother of Pamela, Rocky, Brittany, Mattea, Cain, Dustin, T.J., Cory and Allison; dear great-grandmother of Taylor, Everyly, Jordan, Dylan, Brody, Hank, Annika, Mac, Irelynn, Jamo, Payson, Logan, Olivia, Gracie...
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Timothy Krochmalny

May 10, 1930 - January 5, 2018

Krochmalny, Timothy, 87, passed away on Jan. 5, 2018. Beloved husband of Elizabeth Krochmalny, for nearly 61 years. Loving father of Andrew (Ruth) Krochmalny, Dawn (Michael) Flook, and Christopher Krochmalny; dear grandfather of Elliott, Matthew, Mary, Georgeanna, Sydney and Tristan; dear brother of Joanne Keiderling, and the late Edward Krochmalny. Dear uncle of four and friend of many. Timothy...
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Alvyn Marie Avila

December 8, 1928 - January 2, 2018

A. Marie Avila, 89, of Mesa, AZ passed away on January 2, 2018. She is survived by her husband George J. Avila, sons; Dennis (Emma) Cox, Fred (Missy) Cox, and David Kevin Cox; 11 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and 3 great, great grandchildren and many more extended family. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 1:00pm located at Mariposa Gardens Funeral Care,...
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Myrna Kae Holcomb

September 17, 1948 - December 29, 2017

Myrna Kae Holcomb passed away December 29, 2017 in Apache Junction, AZ at the age of 69. She was born in Spirit Lake, Iowa September 17, 1948, to Lester Mark and Juanita Ruth (Davis) Schafer. Shortly thereafter, the family moved to Fairfield, Iowa, where they lived until moving to Ottumwa, Iowa, in 1957. Ottumwa was home where all the firsts occurred and where she graduated from High School in...
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Gerald Michael Devlin

December 25, 1928 - December 28, 2017

Gerald "Gerry" M. Devlin, 89, while being cared for in Chandler, AZ, previously of Louisville, KY and Bernardsville, NJ, passed away peacefully on December 28, 2017 at Lighthouse Manor under the care of Hospice Promise after several years of battling Alzheimer's disease. He was born December 25, 1928 in New Jersey to the late Leonard and Catherine (McAlister) Devlin, both immigrants from Ireland...
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George Joseph Kasper

February 26, 1941 - December 24, 2017

George Joseph Kasper of Gilbert, AZ passed away December 24, 2017 at the age of 76. He was born February 26, 1941 in Mt. Laurel New Jersey to Frank and Violet Marie [Tozer] Kasper. George was an avid golfer and loved boating. He graduated from Palmyra High School in Palmyra, New Jersey. Following high school, George went on to California where he met Alison; the two were married in June of...
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John Bond Reid

May 19, 1926 - December 18, 2017

John Bond Reid died December 18, 2017, in Mesa, AZ. He was born May 19, 1926, in Jackson, TN. He married Bobby S. Curlin, November 22, 1946. She died March 6, 2017. John served a brief tour in the Navy before successfully achieving a 30-year career as a Rural Letter Carrier and proudly working alongside his father on the family farm. In addition to his wife, John was preceded in death by his...
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Angela Stephanie Hernandez

August 18, 1957 - December 16, 2017

Angela Stephanie Hernandez, 60 of Mesa, Arizona, passed away on December 16, 2017.She was born in Evergreen Park, Illinois on August 18, 1957 to Therese M. (Schwemlein) Richter and Gabriel Richter.Angela graduated and received her Diploma from Little Company of Mary Hospital School in Nursing, as well as her Bachelor's Degree in nursing from Louis University. While working for Dr. Copeland, (a...
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Christopher J. Harris

July 4, 1978 - December 16, 2017

Christopher Joseph Harris of Mesa, Arizona, passed away December 16, 2017 at the age of 39. He was born July 4, 1978 in Jasper, Alabama. Christopher proudly served his country in the United States Army, stationed in Afghanistan and received multiple commendations and medals. He is survived by his beloved wife, Kerry Kline; son, Austin Harris; Mom, Sandra Hallett; brothers and sisters, Robyn,...
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Shannon Lynn Jessee

April 22, 1969 - December 16, 2017

Shannon Jessee, 48, of Mesa, Arizona passed away December 16, 2017. He was born in Sterling, Colorado on April 22, 1969.Shannon graduated from Mountain View High School.He was married to Kerry Jessee on June 3, 1990. Shannon worked as a Steamfitter for UA Local 469 for 24 years and was the site superintendent for Harder Mechanical and incoming Vice President for the UA Local 469. He loved being...
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John Gale Wilcoxon

February 7, 1940 - December 16, 2017

John Gale Wilcoxon, born February 7, 1940 in Berkley, West Virginia, to George and Mrytle [Trail] Wilcoxon, passed away December 16, 2017 at the age of 77. He proudly served in the United States Air Force for 26 years, serving 2 tours in Vietnam and traveling abroad. John met the love of his life, Deanna Curts at Luke Air Force Base, where they were later married on December 17, 1971. ...
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Gerald J. Jaskowski

March 19, 1943 - December 13, 2017

Gerald "Jerry" Jaskowski passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 from cardiac arrest. Jerry was born on March 19, 1943 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A graduate of Marquette University, Jerry worked for Motorola since 1972, retiring in 2008. He had a strong passion for his cabin in the Arizona mountains and for playing golf with friends.Family was very important to him. His memory and gift of...
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Jacqueline A. Haas

October 18, 1936 - December 12, 2017

Jacqueline Ann Haas, artist and teacher, lost her battle with cancer on December 12, 2017. Thanks to the ministrations of Hospice of the Valley, her passing was peaceful with loved ones at her side.Born in St. Paul, MN, Jackie studied art from an early age and developed a love of the outdoors. Naturally athletic, she enjoyed camping, ice skating and playing basketball. She loved to sing and...
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Lois Anne Bowden

July 29, 1938 - December 12, 2017

Lois Anne Bowden, of Mesa, Arizona passed away, December 12, 2017. She was born July 29, 1938 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to William Carl and Margaret Thomas [Miller] Hauber. Lois was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother who cherished life and her family. She was a loyal friend who lived to make others happy. Her smile and laugh would warm any room she was in. Lois was generous,...
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Gabriel Dominguez

March 24, 1942 - December 5, 2017

Gabriel Dominguez, age 75, of Mesa, AZ entered into rest on Tuesday December 5, 2017. Gabriel was born March 24, 1942 in Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico to Juana Acedo and Estanislao Dominguez. Gabriel is survived by his wife, Guadalupe Dominguez; daughter Fabiola Sereno; son Horacio Dominguez; daughter-in-law Diane Dominguez; son Max Dominguez; daughter Myra Dominguez; and son-in-law Gabriel Sedillo;...
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Jean A. Kami

September 10, 1922 - November 30, 2017

Jean Aiko Inabu Kami, age 95, also known as "Giggles" by the Brookdale Springs staff, passed away, Thursday, November 30, 2017.Born in Lynndyl, Utah, September 10, 1922. According to her mother, Fute, she was actually born September 9 by a midwife. Lynndyl was a small town with a small records office and her birth was dated the following day as September 10.At age 13 the family moved to...
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Mary Ann Neel

April 9, 1933 - November 29, 2017

Mary Ann Neel (maiden name Lay) was born in Ethridge, Tennessee, on April 9, 1933, to parents Walter Edmond Lay and Rachelle Merriman Lay. Ethridge was a small farming town, and Mary Ann grew up on a cotton and tobacco farm managed by her father. As a young girl, she loved horses, and would ride the family horse bareback. Mary Ann graduated with a masters degree in library science from George...
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Thomas Edward Goltz

October 19, 1932 - November 29, 2017

Born October 19, 1932, in Chicago, Illinois, to George and Honora (McAuliffe) Goltz. Passed away peacefully on November 29,2017. Beloved husband to Jeanette ("Jean" Halloran), Married 62 years. Loving father to Eddy, JoAnne (Scott) Kunde, Sandy (Rick) Warren, and Jim (Ann). Grandfather to nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Fond brother of the late Joseph (Eileen) McAuliffe, Irene ...
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Laurel Louise Shadbolt

January 3, 1928 - November 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park and Funeral Care, Mesa, AZ.
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Theodore Clinton McSwain

September 7, 1946 - November 28, 2017

Theodore "Ted" Clinton McSwain went to his eternal home on November 28, 2017 after a very long battle with cancer.Ted was born on September 7, 1946 and raised in Dayton, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents, Donna Genevra Moon McSwain and Harry Smiley McSwain both Ohio natives.Ted is survived by his wife Stacy Komraus McSwain. He's also survived by their daughter Julia McSwain Haney and...
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Shane Louis Mullins

January 26, 1990 - November 27, 2017

Shane Louis Mullins, age 27, passed away in his home on November 27, 2017.Shane was an Arizona native. He was born in Chandler and spent most of his life living in and around the Gilbert area. A proud member of the Edu-Prize charter school family, and a graduate of Mesquite High School. Shane also recently completed his studies toward acquisition of a Bachelor's of Science degree from Arizona...
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Evelyn A. Kristo

March 31, 1933 - November 24, 2017

Evelyn A. Kristo, 84, passed away November 24, 2017, in Phoenix, Arizona. She was born March 31, 1933, to George and Mae [Gossett] Atkinson on the family farm near Apex, Christian County, Kentucky. In 1956, Evelyn was married to Stanley Joseph Kristo, and together they raised their son, Michael Joseph Kristo. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who cherished her family. When...
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Dorothy Louise Witcher

December 11, 1923 - November 22, 2017

Dorothy Louise Witcher, 93, entered into rest on November 22, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Robert Witcher; dear mother of Gayle (Jonathan) Herseth and Brent (Kathleen) Moody; loving grandma of John Moody, Steve Moody, Aaron Herseth and Charlie Herseth; great-grandma of 8, and great-great grandma of 4. Our dear aunt and friend of many. Dot was a life member of the Women Marines Association...
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Ronald Al Thaut

January 14, 1939 - November 20, 2017

Ronald Al Thaut passed away on November 20, 2017. He was born in Hastings, Nebraska on January 14, 1939. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Mary Rokicki Thaut of Mesa, Arizona; two children, Candy Sandoval Moore of California, Eric John Derlitzki of Mesa and daughter-in-law, Julie Thaut of Mesa; 4 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren, along with many nieces, nephews, brothers in law and...
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Paul Matthew Klenke

December 27, 1954 - November 19, 2017

Paul Matthew Klenke, 62, born in Salt Lake City, Utah and raised in Nevada, passed away November 19 2017 in his home in Pine Arizona.Paul was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Elizabeth Klenke, and sister Kathleen Kirkwood.Paul is survived by his wife of 39 years, Deb, daughters Sarah and Carly, grandchildren Hailey and Cameron, sister Madeline, brother Steve and several nieces and nephews...
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Hermine Anna Karademos

February 18, 1922 - November 17, 2017

Hermine Karademos, age 95, born February 18, 1922 in Karlsruhe, Baden, Germany to Frederick and Emilie [Strunck] Faeseler, passed away Friday, November 17, 2017. She was preceded in death by her son, Bruce Karademos.Hermine emigrated to the United States in 1947, married, and was a noted business owner in the downriver (Wyandotte) area of Detroit, MI with husband, Thames Karademos.She is...
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Berta Gervasia Sawyer

June 19, 1934 - November 16, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park.
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Margarete Oskolkoff Wenger

May 25, 1939 - November 14, 2017

Margarete Wenger passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her family and loved ones on November 14, 2017. Margarete Oskolkoff Wenger was born on May 25, 1939 in Georgievsk, Russia, to her mother, Katerina (Fast) Oskolkoff, and her father, Alexei Oskolkoff, joining her older sister, Elvira, born five years earlier. Having lost her father during the Second World War, she, her mother and...
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Robert Earl Smith

August 1, 1925 - November 14, 2017

Robert Earl Smith, formerly of Bella Vista, AR and Des Moines, IA, passed away November 14, 2017 in Mesa, AZ. He was born August 1, 1925 in Waterloo, IA to Charles H. and Emma [Briggs] Smith. Robert proudly served his country during World War II in the U.S. Navy Seabees. Following WWII, on VJ Day in 1945, Robert married his love, Charline Capps, and together they raised their two children,...
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Cheryl W. Grant

March 11, 1949 - November 11, 2017

Gilbert, AZ - Cheryl W. Grant, 68, went to be with our Lord and Savior on November 11, 2017 after a brief but hard fought battle with illness. Cheryl was widely respected within her field as a tax accountant through her years of dedication to her clients while working in the Bangor area at Brooks and Carter CPA, Ray Adams and Assoc, Bagley and Grant and finally Williams and Assoc. She considered...
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Raul Gonzalez Rosales

August 7, 1962 - November 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park and Funeral Care, Mesa, AZ.
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Roy Leon ALLEN

May 24, 1962 - November 8, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park.
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Philip Woodrow Goddard

July 27, 1946 - November 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park and Funeral Care, Mesa, AZ.
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William Paul Farmer

September 19, 1945 - November 3, 2017

Wm. Paul Farmer, 72, of Dewey, Arizona, passed away November 3, 2017 in Prescott, Arizona. He was born to Joel Franklin and Pearl Penelope [Ford] Farmer in St. Louis, Missouri on September 19, 1945. Paul was married to the love his life, Kandie Sue Lee on January 13, 1976 and together they raised their three children, Jaime, Joel and Josh. Paul served in ministry most of his life starting in...
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Douglas Staley

March 11, 1924 - November 3, 2017

S/MSGT Douglas Staley, United States Air Force, passed away at the age of 93 on Friday, November 3rd, 2017 in Mesa, Arizona. He was born on March 11, 1924 in Ottumwa, South Dakota to Daisy (Hardin) and George Staley. He grew up in Pierre, South Dakota and was raised by his mother and stepfather John Billmier, with his seven Staley siblings Emma (Howe), George, William, Everett, Gladys (Jones),...
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Juan Enrique Moreno

July 20, 1939 - October 31, 2017

In memory of Juan "Kiko" Moreno, 78 who went home to be with the Lord in the early afternoon on October 31, 2017. Juan was born on July 20, 1939, in El Paso, Texas, to Estanislao Moreno and Maria Garcia.He was a hardworking, dedicated father who worked and retired from IBM Technology after 29 years. Juan is survived by his precious wife, Rosa, of 54 years, 4 sons: Johnny, Richard, Danny, and...
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Sharon Ann Barber

June 12, 1942 - October 31, 2017

Ms. Sharon Barber was born on June 12, 1942 in Buffalo, New York, where she lived until 1997. After retiring from a First and Second grade teaching position for over thirty years, she moved to Mesa, AZ, a place she loved. After visiting the area several times during her summers, she finally ha the chance to fulfill her dream. She packed up and left Buffalo full of Joy and hope.Ms. Barber has...
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Paula Cross Tilson

June 16, 1948 - October 26, 2017

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Arthur Eugene Atkinson

July 30, 1926 - October 22, 2017

Arthur Eugene Atkinson of Mesa, Arizona passed away on October 22, 2017 at the age of 91. "Art" was born in Baltimore, Maryland but spent the last 14 years of his life in Mesa. He served in the Army and fought for his country in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. He retired after 20 years of service. He worked for Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory until 1985. Art is predeceased by his wife of...
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Robert Earl Turner

December 2, 1941 - October 22, 2017

Robert Earl Turner, a native of Memphis, TN, entered into rest on Oct. 22, 2017 in Mesa, AZ. He was the beloved husband of Mary Lee (Hearn) Turner for 57 years, having been high school sweethearts. He graduated from Humes High School, Memphis, TN, from Park College, Parkville, MO, with a Bachelor of Science degree, and from Northern Arizona University with a Master of Education degree. He...
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Elizabeth Webber Gratz

April 11, 1927 - October 21, 2017

Elizabeth Webber Gratz, (Libby) 90, of Newburg, PA and Florence, AZ died on October 21, 2017. She was preceded in death by her late husband Dr. Jerre E. Gratz. Born April 11, 1927 in Newville, PA, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Bertha Morrison Webber. Elizabeth was a 1945 graduate of Newville High School. In 1949 she received a B.S. in Education from Shippensburg State Teachers...
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Donald Raymond Mergner

June 16, 1937 - October 20, 2017

Donald Mergner, 80 of Arthur, North Dakota passed away on October 20, 2017 at Mayfair Gardens in Mesa, Arizona.Don and his twin brother Duane were born June 16, 1937 in Hunter, North Dakota to Ed and Myrtle Mergner.Don went to Tonn Country School until the schools' closure and then transferred to Arthur. Don attended Wapeton College and graduated with a mechanical degree.Don and Duane started...
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Sharon Lee Crosby

May 4, 1939 - October 18, 2017

Sharon Lee Crosby, a native of Des Moines, Iowa, entered into rest on October 18, 2017, at Mesa, Arizona. Dear mother of Jeffrey L. Kelly; grandmother of Camron Kelly, Hunter Kelly and Tanner Kelly; dear great-grandmother of Lillie Mae and Kellee. Services will be privately held. www.mariposagardens.com
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David Ray Duensing

January 5, 1929 - October 18, 2017

David Ray Duensing, 88, of Phoenix, Arizona, entered into rest on October 18, 2017. Beloved husband of Helen L. (Robertson) Duensing for 63 years. Dear father of Tim (Stephanie), the late John, Mark (Melinda), Steve (Kari) and Tom (Jeaneen) Duensing. Dear grandfather of 13, and great grandfather of 1; dear brother of the late Don and Bill Duensing. Our dear uncle, great uncle, cousin and...
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Mark Gerald Aamot

March 1, 1964 - October 15, 2017

Mark Gerald Aamot, 53, passed away October 15, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. He was born to the late Jerry and Jean [Stulen] Aamot, March 1, 1964 in Hector, Minnesota. Mark loved music and was an accomplished musician who could play any instrument, including, drums, keyboard and guitar. He was also an avid hiker and enjoyed exploring the many mountain trails of Arizona. He worked for many years...
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Paul Eugene Cooper

April 12, 1931 - October 15, 2017

Paul E. Cooper, 86, passed away October 15, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. He was born April 12, 1931 to William and Dora [Pyle] Cooper in Commerce, Oklahoma. In 1949, Paul attended junior college for two years, then went on to proudly serve in the United States Navy from 1951 - 1955. Paul then started his education at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo, CA,...
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Mary Frances Siegenthaler

September 8, 1942 - October 13, 2017

"Frankie Siegenthaler" of Phoenix, AZ. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Corpus Christi Catholic Church www.corpuschristiphx.org or Ironwood Cancer Research Center.
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Robert W.H. Wood

September 26, 1930 - October 12, 2017

Robert W.H. Wood, of Mesa, AZ passed away October 12, 2017 at the age of 87. He was born to Willis and Edna [Strempke] Wood on September 26, 1930 in Fairbank, Iowa and grew up on a farm in Dunkerton where he graduated high school. After high school, Robert moved to Arizona where he met Myrtle Menuey, who had also grown up in Iowa; the two were married on September 28, 1952. He proudly served...
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James Foster Hubbard

November 6, 1953 - October 11, 2017

James Foster Hubbard peacefully passed away at the age of 63 on October 11, 2017, at his home in Gilbert, Arizona. He died after battling pancreatic cancer that was diagnosed earlier this year. Jim was born on November 6, 1953 in Hawthorn, California and grew up in El Segundo. He was the beloved husband, best friend and travel companion to Cyndi, his wife of 17 years. Loving father of Kelly...
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Howard L. Murphy

May 3, 1929 - October 11, 2017

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Andrea Kay Schultz

September 22, 1943 - October 6, 2017

Andrea was born in Trenton, Michigan to parents Catherine and Russell McCauley. She has two sisters, Judy (deceased) and Shari. Both parents are with our God. Andrea met Allan 67 years ago and have been friends ever since. They married in 1963 and have three sons. Oldest son, Russell and his wife, Mary, have one daughter named Gretchen. Youngest son, Jason, and his wife, Tricia, have two...
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Michael George Shemelya

November 29, 1923 - October 6, 2017

Michael "Whitey" Shemelya, 93, of Ambridge, Pennsylvania and (Mesa, Arizona) passed away October 6, 2017. He was born November 29, 1923 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to George and Mary [Guzan] Shemelya. Michael had graduated from Ambridge High School in 1941 and shortly thereafter, in 1941, he went to work for H.H. Robertson Co. while attending Geneva College. He continued his career with H.H....
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Duane M. Hinsperger

July 6, 1935 - October 5, 2017

Duane was born July 6, 1935 to Harold and Arvilla (Jarrett) Hinsperger in Jamestown North Dakota. He graduated from Fargo Central High School class of 1953. He joined the north Dakota Air National Guard in 1952, where he served with the 119th fighter squadron for 38 years in Fargo, North Dakota, retiring in 1990. Duane and his wife Cathy, retired to Mesa, ArizonaDuane loved fishing, hunting,...
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Ralph Gordon Grant

April 8, 1942 - October 4, 2017

Ralph Gordon Grant, born April 8, 1942 to the late Lloyd and Lucy Grant, passed away October 4, 2017. A graduate of Gallatin High School and Austin Peay University, he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and his Masters of Orthodontics from the University of Tennessee. He was a Captain in the US Air Force serving as a dental officer. He had a successful orthodontic practice in Nashville....
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Robert Bruce Sullivan

May 13, 1940 - October 3, 2017

Robert Bruce Sullivan Sr. was born, May 13, 1940 in Brockton, Massachusetts to parents Gerald Andrew and Arlene Mae [Bruce] Sullivan. He passed away, Tuesday, October 3, 2017 in Mesa, Arizona at the age of 77.Bob and Ginny met at a graduation party being held at the Cook's home in Brockton for the class of 1962; from there they just kept building their love and interest. They married on...
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Randall Glenn Voss

November 22, 1941 - October 2, 2017

Randall Glenn Voss was born November 22, 1941, the second of three sons, to Glenn Henry Voss and Naomi Annie Thompson Voss, in Green River Wyoming, where he spent his early childhood. When he was fourteen years old, the family moved to Salt Lake City, where his father worked as a machinist for the Union Pacific Railroad. During high school, Randall was very active in the LDS Seminary program,...
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Charles Edwin Shetterly

December 25, 1925 - September 30, 2017

Charles Edwin (Ed) Shetterly was born in Warren County, Hartford, Iowa on December 25, 1925to Harry Ralph and Edith Bell [Cain] Shetterly, and departed this life on September 30,2017 atBrookdale Memory Care Center in Mesa, Arizona.His parents moved to a farm around DeSoto, Iowa when he was two. There he spent his twelveyears of schooling. He loved school and was in vocal music. He also played...
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Sirrka Kaarina Juvonen

April 2, 1931 - September 24, 2017

Sirkka Kaarina Juvonen passed away September 24, 2017 in Mesa, AZ at the age of 86. She was born April 2, 1931 in Uukuniemi, Finland to Eino and Alveena [Valtonen] Vilska. Sirkka was married to Olli Juvonen on October 5, 1952 in Finland. Sirkka and Olli then moved to Canada, where they started their family and then to Chicago, IL, where they raised five daughters, Mary, Leila, Lisa, Nancy and...
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Chad Eric Freese

January 23, 1973 - September 23, 2017

Chad Eric Freese died on September 23, 2017, he was forty-four years old. He was born on January 23, 1973 in Stoughton, Wisconsin. He was the third of four children born to Richard Wesley Freese and Sharon Kay Freese. Chad moved to Corona, California and then to Aurora, Colorado before settling in Tempe, Arizona. Chad attended high school in Tempe at Corona Del Sol where he starred in football...
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Patrick Raymond Clark

April 24, 1967 - September 22, 2017

Patrick Raymond Clark, 50, passed away unexpectedly on September 22, 2017. Beloved son of Joanne Clark, and the late Raymond Clark; Dear brother of Gregory Clark, Susan Huser, Denise Perez, Tim and John Clark; dear uncle of Christine Huser, Jordan Clark, Melanie Peralta, Jessica Huser, Christopher Clark and Nicole Mohr. Dear friend of many. Pat's life will be celebrated on Saturday, October...
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Margret Oliphant Knaphus

September 24, 1924 - September 16, 2017

Our beloved mother, sister, and friend, Margret Oliphant Knaphus died September 16th, 2017. She was born Sept 24, 1924 in Payson Utah to Clare Howe and Martha Gertrude Oliphant. She spent her early childhood in Salt Lake City. Her home was lost during the depression and the family went to San Juan, Utah to homestead. Then they moved to Moab. After about a year they moved to San Diego,...
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Michael R. Stewart

December 26, 1939 - September 15, 2017

Michael R. Stewart 77, passed away peacefully on Sept. 15, 2017 in Mesa, AZ Mike was born in Hodge, LA December 26,1939. He attended North High School Phoenix and Yavapai Colleges in Arizona. He was a Paratrooper in the 101st Airborne, United States Army and a Fireman for the City of Phoenix. He became a resident of Verde Valley in 1973, the Superintendent of Village of Oak Creek Golf Course...
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James Stanley Safka

September 14, 1915 - September 14, 2017

Celebrated life with us for 102 years-He was born in Chicago Illinois on September 14th 1915 - departed on September 14th 2017.Jim a 40 year resident of Leisure World an active golfer, Illinois club member, community server and a inspiration at the fitness center and to all who know him.Jim is survived by his sister Kay; son Wayne; daughters Cindy and Pam;10 grandchildren; and 23 great...
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Walter B. Pennington

June 13, 1918 - September 13, 2017

Walter B Pennington, 99, entered into rest on Sept. 13, 2017, at Phoenix, AZ. Beloved husband of the late Thelma W. Pennington for ( ) years, until her passing on August 21, 2017; dear father of Linda (Gary) Young and Tanya (David) Parker; dear grandfather of Jenny Green, Suzy Geiger and Sharon Cantu, and great-grandfather of 9. A man of many interests, Walter served in the Army Air Corps,...
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Richard Joseph Torba

August 31, 1957 - September 12, 2017

Richard (Rick) Joseph Torba died on September 12, 2017 in Phoenix,Arizona after a long-fought battle with LeukemiaBorn in Youngstown,Ohio on August 31, 1957, Rick is survived by his dear wife of 36 years,Cathy J Torba; their two sons, John (Tyler) Torba and Jason (Shasta)Torba; and grandchildren Tatum, Jaxon and Jameson; brother Bob Torba(Fran) and sister Diane Whipple (Rick)... all living in...
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Gloria Pieper

October 20, 1928 - September 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park and Funeral Care, Mesa, AZ.
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Franklin Delano Williamson

June 19, 1935 - September 11, 2017

Franklin D. Williamson, 82, of Gilbert passed away on September 11, 2017. Franklin was born in Plaquemine, Louisiana on June 19, 1935, the son of Dallas and Charlotte (Albert) Williamson.Franklin married Alice A. Williamson on July 28, 1955. Together they had three children, Chandra, Michael and Pamela.Franklin is preceded in death by his father and mother, Dallas and Charlotte Williamson; his...
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