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Felix Maldonado

May 21, 2013

ELOY — Felix Valois Maldonado, 86, of Eloy died on May 21, 2013, at Oasis Pavilion Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Casa Grande. Visitation will begin at noon today at St. Helen of the Cross Catholic Church, with rosary recited at 1. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1:30 by the Rev. Juan Carlos Aguirre. Burial will be in Eloy Memorial Park. Mr. Maldonado was born on Nov. 20, 1926, in...
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Anna Vollick

May 20, 2013

Anna A. Vollick, 72, of Casa Grande died on May 20, 2013, at Casa Grande Regional Medical Center. The celebration of life will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at J. Warren Funeral Services, Cole & Maud The Gardens Chapel, with Darwin Chandler officiating. Mrs. Vollick was born on May 23, 1940, in Deckerville, Mich., and was a daughter of Bert and Anna Leach. She was a homemaker and enjoyed country...
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Ulises Zamorano

May 20, 2013

ARIZONA CITY — Ulises Cazares Zamorano, 24, of Arizona City died on May 20, 2013, at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at J. Warren Funeral Services, Cole & Maud The Gardens Chapel in Casa Grande. Rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 by the Rev. Felix Rodriguez....
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Wilbert Prock

May 19, 2013

Wilbert Lee Prock, 74, of Casa Grande and formerly of Eloy, died on May 19, 2013, at Hospice Family Care. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Friday at J. Warren Funeral Services, Valley Chapel in Eloy. The funeral will follow at 10, with the Rev. Maria Watson officiating. Burial will be in Eloy Memorial Park. Mr. Prock was born on Aug. 3, 1938, in Tyler, Texas. When he was 2 he moved with his...
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Michele Mitchell

May 18, 2013

Our beloved Michele Jean Mitchell passed away May 18, 2013 after a 20-year long battle with cancer. She was an avid reader with a great imagination. A devoted grandmother, a storyteller to her grandchildren, she loved the outdoors, hiking and the beauty of nature. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Casa Grande and a dedicated volunteer at New Life Pregnancy Center of Casa Grande. ...
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Joseph Reigard

May 18, 2013

Joseph Edward Reigard, 78, of Casa Grande died on May 18, 2013, at home. The memorial service will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Toltec Evangelical Methodist Church. Mr. Reigard was born on July 20, 1934, in Natrona Heights, Pa. He served in the military and was a custodian. He was an avid guitar player, loved music, was a member of the Desert Melody Band and a member of Toltec Evangelical...
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Martha Holmes

May 18, 2013

MARICOPA — Martha Laverne Holmes, 69, of Maricopa died on May 18, 2013, at home. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Thursday at J. Warren Funeral Services, Cole & Maud The Gardens Chapel in Casa Grande. The funeral will follow at 10, with Darwin Chandler officiating. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs. Holmes was born on Dec. 11, 1943, in Checotah, Okla. She was an operator at Hexcel...
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Clifton Gaskill

May 17, 2013

PHOENIX — Clifton Russell Gaskill, 85, of Phoenix died on May 17, 2013. The service will be held at a later date in Oklahoma. Mr. Gaskill was born on Sept. 8, 1927. Survivors include his wife, Shirley M. Ferguson; a daughter, Brenda Streight of Oklahoma; a son, Russ "Rusty" Gaskill of Oklahoma; and two grandsons. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lola J. Gaskill. J. Warren...
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Ivory Martinez

May 17, 2013

SACATON — Ivory Jean Martinez, infant daughter of Harold J. Martinez and Renee M. Juan of Sacaton, died on May 17, 2013, at Hu Hu Kam Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at the District 3 Service Center. The funeral will be at 5 a.m. Saturday at Casa Blanca Assembly of God. Sister Frances Williams will officiate. Burial will be in Vah-Ki Cemetery. Ivory was born on...
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Barbara Chafey

May 16, 2013

Barbara Jean Chafey, 82, a longtime Casa Grande resident, died on May 16, 2013, at Family Tree Assisted Living. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday at J. Warren Funeral Services, Cole & Maud The Gardens Chapel. The celebration of life will follow at 11, with Darwin Chandler officiating. Private burial will be later. Ms. Chafey was born on Oct. 21, 1930, in Tucson and was a daughter of...
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Louella Carpio

May 15, 2013

MARICOPA COLONY — Louella Ruth Carpio, 60, of Phoenix died on May 15, 2013, at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix. Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday at the District 7 Service Center. The graveside service will be at 6 a.m. Tuesday in Vamori Village Cemetery, with the Rev. Gordon Garcia officiating. Ms. Carpio was born on April 11, 1953, in Phoenix. She was an...
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Bruce Talley

May 15, 2013

ELOY — Bruce John Talley, 71, of Eloy died on May 15, 2013. Rosary will be recited at 8 a.m. Wednesday at St. Helen of the Cross Catholic Church. A scripture service will follow at 8:30. Burial will be in Eloy Memorial Park. Mr. Talley was born on Jan. 25, 1942, in Bee Rock, Calif. He was a hay broker and traveled with his wife all over New Mexico and Texas. He enjoyed driving his own semi...
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Edward Richins

May 14, 2013

ELOY — Edward Alan Richins, 75, of Eloy died on May 14, 2013, at home. Mr. Richins was born on Dec. 1, 1937. Immediately after graduating high school, he served honorably in the Army as a gunner and later joined the Navy to become a helicopter mechanic. He later moved back to Ogden, Utah, and became a fireman for Union Pacific Railroad. While working for the railroad, he graduated from Weber...
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Alvin Miguel

May 14, 2013

SACATON — Alvin Dale Miguel, 65, of Sacaton died on May 14, 2013, at Caring House. Visitation will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Monday at the District 3 Service Center. The graveside service will be at 6 a.m. Tuesday in East Sacaton Cemetery. Mr. Miguel was born on July 23, 1947, in Sacaton and was a son of Leon and Eugenia Miguel. He was a food handler for the tribal government and was always joking...
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Corrine Morris

May 13, 2013

SACATON — Corrine Cleo Morris, 55, died on May 13, 2013, at Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa. Visitation will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Soto home in Sacaton. The funeral will be at 6 a.m. Saturday at Upper Santan Presbyterian Church, with Pastor Ronnie Lyons officiating. Burial will be in Lower Santan Cemetery. Ms. Morris was born on Feb. 24, 1958, in Sacaton. She was a nursing...
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Lawrence Russell Jr.

May 12, 2013

CASA BLANCA — Lawrence A. Russell Jr., 38, of Prescott Valley died on May 12, 2013, at home. Visitation was from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at J. Warren Funeral Services, Cole & Maud The Gardens Chapel in Casa Grande. The graveside service will be at 9 a.m. today in Vah-Ki Cemetery, with Elder Bonita Lyons officiating. Mr. Russell was born on Nov. 11, 1974, in Phoenix. He was a caregiver and enjoyed...
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Christopher Copperfield

May 11, 2013

BAPCHULE — Christopher Copperfield, 20, of Bapchule died on May 11, 2013. The wake will begin at 6 p.m. Friday at St. Peter Feast House. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 7 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter Catholic Church by Monsignor Ed Meulemans. Burial will be in St. Peter Cemetery. Mr. Copperfield was born on May 6, 1993, in Chandler. He was a caregiver and enjoyed drawing and playing video...
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Juan "Cheno" Delgado

May 11, 2013

Juan N. "Cheno" Delgado, 87, of Casa Grande died peacefully at home on May 11, 2013. The celebration of life will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall. Mr. Delgado was born on April 25, 1926, in San Ignacio, Sonora, Mexico, and was a son of Juan and Delores Delgado. He was a mill operator and worked at Pinal Feeding Company for 30 years before retiring in 1995. He was...
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Martin Frentz

May 11, 2013

ELOY — Martin Fredrick Frentz, 77, of Eloy died on May 11, 2013, at home. The memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at J. Warren Funeral Services, Mountain View Chapel. Mr. Frentz was born on June 18, 1935, in Long Lake Township, Minn., and was a son of Friendrick H. and Augusta M. Urban Frentz. He served in the Navy and was a sawmill welder. Survivors include his wife of nearly 53...
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Patricia Burnett

May 8, 2013

Patricia Ann "Patty" Burnett, 61, of Phoenix died on May 8, 2013. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Anne Catholic Mission in Santan. Ms. Burnett was born on Feb. 2, 1952. She devoted much of her life to helping homeless animals. She loved her family and friends and enjoyed genealogy. Survivors include a sister, Betty Sue Gerlaugh; a brother, James W. Burnett; a nephew;...
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Kema Granillo

May 8, 2013

FLORENCE — Kema Granillo, 68, a retired justice of the peace, died on May 8, 2013, in Chandler. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Thursday at First Assembly of God in Florence. The funeral will follow at 10, with Pastor Steve Williams officiating. Burial will be in Florence Cemetery. Ms. Granillo was born on April 13, 1945, in Valliant, Okla., and was a daughter of Fred and Myrtle Kellams. She...
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John Poor

May 8, 2013

John Carl Poor, 73, of Casa Grande died on May 8, 2013, at Hospice of the Valley Coronado Home in Phoenix. A private service was planned. Mr. Poor was born on Oct. 27, 1939, in Wilton, Iowa, and was a son of William and Velma Poor. He was a carpenter for 50 years and enjoyed fishing, building things, music, sitting in the woods listening to sounds and watching "Dancing with the Stars" and "The...
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Dana Antone III

May 7, 2013

SACATON — Dana Nathaniel Antone III, 3-month-old son of Angel Blaine and Dana N. Antone Jr. of Sacaton, died on May 7, 2013, at Hu Hu Kam Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Monday at the Blaine home in Sacaton. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 7 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony Catholic Mission in Sacaton. Burial will be in Lower Santan Cemetery. Dana was born on Jan. 23,...
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Kent Reimers

May 7, 2013

ARIZONA CITY — Kent H. Reimers, 76, of Arizona City died on May 7, 2013, at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix. The service will be held later in Nebraska. Mr. Reimers was born on Aug. 9, 1936, in Ogallala, Neb., and was a son of Elizabeth and Rudolph H. Reimers. He was a manager in the agricultural industry. He served on many boards, was president of the Ogallala High School...
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Donald Whitten

May 5, 2013

ARIZONA CITY — Donald Lee Whitten, 74, died on May 5, 2013, at Mercy Gilbert Medical Center. The memorial service will be at 1 p.m. May 25 at Grace Church in Casa Grande. Mr. Whitten was born on March 30, 1939, in Des Moines, Iowa, and was a son of Arleigh Whitten and Gwyneth Johns. He retired as a master chief petty officer after 30 years of honorable service in the Navy as a jet aircraft...
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JoAnn Scott

May 3, 2013

JoAnn Scott, 87, of Casa Grande died on May 3, 2013 after a brief illness. JoAnn was born on February 12, 1926 in Muskogee, OK. She was raised in Wagoner, OK where she graduated from high school. During WWII she worked in a local munitions plant. In 1946 she moved with her parents to Willcox, AZ. It was there that she met her future husband Bill, while dining with her mother at the Western...
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Trina Justin

May 3, 2013

SACATON — Trina Ann Justin, 53, of Sacaton died on May 3, 2013, at Mercy Gilbert Medical Center. Visitation will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at the District 3 Service Center. The funeral will be at 5 a.m. Saturday at First Pima Baptist Church. Burial will be in East Sacaton Cemetery. Ms. Justin was born on Nov. 9, 1959, in Sacaton and was a daughter of Marcella and Roland Justin Sr. She was a...
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Edna Jairett

May 3, 2013

Edna I. Jairett, 89, of Casa Grande died on May 3, 2013, at Deborah's House assisted living. The memorial service will be in Springfield, Mo. Mrs. Jairett was born on Nov. 1, 1923, in Connersville, Ind. She was a receptionist in the dairy business before retirement and was an artist and accomplished painter, specializing in Native American and Southwestern designs. Survivors include a daughter...
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Michael Castillo

April 29, 2013

ELOY — Michael A. "Big Mike" Castillo, 43, of Eloy died on April 29, 2013, at Casa Grande Regional Medical Center. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Helen of the Cross Catholic Church, with rosary recited at 10. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 by the Rev. John Arnold. Burial will be in Eloy Memorial Park. Mr. Castillo was born on May 7, 1969, in Florence. He enjoyed...
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Anabel Chavarria

April 29, 2013

ARIZONA CITY — Anabel Procela Chavarria, infant daughter of Eric Chavarria and Sarah Procela of Arizona City, was born and died on April 29, 2013, at Chandler Regional Medical Center. The graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Eloy Memorial Park. Other survivors include grandparents, Emilio Procela Sr., Dolores Martinez, Mauricio and Maria Chavarria, all of Arizona City. J. Warren...
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Cindy Honeycutt

April 28, 2013

FLORENCE — Cindy Sue Honeycutt, 51, of Florence died on April 28, 2013, at home. The service will be held later. Ms. Honeycutt was born on March 11, 1962, in Casa Grande. She was a state corrections officer. A member of Maricopa Community Church, she also was a big NASCAR fan, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. was her favorite driver. Survivors include her companion, Mike Graham; two daughters,...
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Katie Cordova

April 27, 2013

Catalina "Katie" Cordova, 94, of Casa Grande died on April 27, 2013, at home. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, with rosary recited at 10:30. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. by the Rev. John Arnold. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Ms. Cordova was born on March 10, 1919, in Las Cruces, N.M., and was a daughter of Jose...
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Theresa Garcia

April 26, 2013

SANTAN — Theresa Shanna Garcia, 34, of Santan died on April 26, 2013. The wake will begin at 6 p.m. today at the Miguel home. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 7 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anne Catholic Mission. Burial will be in St. Anne Catholic Cemetery. Ms. Garcia was born on May 3, 1978, in Tucson. She was a construction worker. Survivors include her parents, Sharon Miguel of Santan and...
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George Swain Jr.

April 26, 2013

George Bradford Swain Jr., 68, of Casa Grande died on April 26, 2013, at home. The service will be later in North Carolina. Mr. Swain was born on Nov. 10, 1944, in Norfolk, Va., and was a son of George B. Swain Sr. and Frances R. Rhodes. He served in the Army and formerly was a police officer in Huachuca City, Globe, Aynor, S.C., Aiken County, S.C., and with the Pinal County Sheriff's Office....
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Delores Reading

April 25, 2013

Delores Elaine Reading, 89, of Casa Grande died on April 25, 2013, at Medisys Assisted Living. The celebration of life will be at noon May 11 at Medisys, 1301 N. Park Ave. Mrs. Reading was born on Feb. 13, 1924, in Hot Springs, S.D., and was a daughter of Benjamin M. Dilley and Margarete Renz. Her mother died when Mrs. Reading was 12, and she raised her brother John, who was 1 year old at the...
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Anthony LoBue

April 25, 2013

ARIZONA CITY — Anthony John "Tony" LoBue, 71, of Arizona City died on April 25, 2013, at home. The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Mountain View Cemetery, with Chaplain Fred Post officiating. Mr. LoBue was born on May 3, 1941, in Chicago Heights, Ill., and was a son of John S. LoBue and Marie Rucci. He was a school bus driver and loved fishing and antique cars. Survivors...
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Virgil Luna

April 24, 2013

STOTONIC — Virgil T. Luna, 72, of Stotonic died on April 24, 2013, in Chandler. The wake will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at the District 4 Service Center. The graveside service will be at 8 a.m. Saturday in Stotonic Cemetery. Mr. Luna was born on Jan. 31, 1941, in Sacaton and was a son of Nellie and Hubert Luna Sr. He loved animals and enjoyed spending time with the young children in his...
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Shirley Kahai

April 23, 2013

Shirley Ann Kahai, 60, of Wailuku, Hawaii, died on April 23, 2013, at Casa Grande Regional Medical Center. The service will be held in Hawaii. Ms. Kahai was born on Aug. 3, 1952, in Maui, Hawaii. She was director of a nonprofit organization, Friends of Moku'ula, working for preservation of Hawaiian lands. Survivors include a son, Brandon Kahai of Wailuku; her mother and stepfather, Louise...
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Jessica Parkerson

April 22, 2013

Jessica Lorene Parkerson, 21, of Casa Grande died on April 22, 2013, in Casa Grande. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at J. Warren Funeral Services, Mountain View Chapel. The funeral will follow at 11. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Ms. Parkerson was born on Feb. 29, 1992, in Casa Grande. She was a beautician and loved spending time with her grandma, cousins, fiance, aunt and...
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Eldon Mears

April 21, 2013

COOLIDGE — Eldon G. Mears, 80, died on April 21, 2013, in Coolidge. Mr. Mears was born on Nov. 30, 1932, in Frankfort, Marshall County, Kan., to Ralph J. and Pearl I. (Lewis) Mears. At about age 1 he moved with his family to McPherson, Kan., where his father went to work for Sinclair Oil Corporation. When he was 14 he moved with his mother back to the Frankfort-Blue Rapids area, where he...
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Billy Flores

April 20, 2013

PALO VERDE STAND VILLAGE — Billy Joe Flores, 60, died on April 20, 2013, at home. Rosary will be recited at 7:30 a.m. today at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Mission. Visitation will begin at 8 a.m., with all choirs welcome. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. by Deacon Alfred Gonzalez. Burial will be in San Luis Cemetery. Mr. Flores was born on April 28, 1952, in Palo Verde Stand and was...
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Robert Sotelo Sr.

April 19, 2013

Robert Arviso "Bobby" Sotelo Sr., 78, of Casa Grande died on April 19, 2013, at home. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. Rosary will be recited at 11. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. by the Rev. John Arnold. Burial will be in Santa Rosa Cemetery on the Tohono O'odham Nation. Mr. Sotelo, who also was known as Cepillo, was born on March...
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Cherryl Travis

April 19, 2013

Cherryl Lynn Travis, 49, of Casa Grande died on April 19, 2013, at home. A private service was planned. Ms. Travis was born on June 14, 1963, in Indiana and served in the Army from 1981 to 1984 as a supply specialist. She also was a contract corrections officer in Iraq for two years. At the time of her death she was a transportation lieutenant for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in...
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Stanley Popiolek Jr.

April 19, 2013

Stanley John Popiolek Jr., 84, of Casa Grande died on April 19, 2013, at Hospice Family Care. The service will be in Glenview, Ill. Mr. Popiolek was born on March 5, 1929, in Evanston, Ill., and was a son of Stanley J. Popiolek and Bernice C. Szczepanick. He served in the Army during the Korean War and was a U.S. postal clerk. He was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church and a 40...
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Augustine Lopez Sr.

April 18, 2013

CHUICHU — Augustine Baptisto Lopez Sr., 78, a former chairman of the Tohono O'odham Nation, died on April 18, 2013, at home. Mr. Lopez will lie in state from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday at the tribal legislative chambers in Sells. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1:15. An all-night wake will be held at the family home in Chuichu. Burial will be early Tuesday in Chuichu Cemetery. He was born on Feb....
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Vanessa Valencia

April 18, 2013

Vanessa Christine Valencia, 21, of Casa Grande died on April 18, 2013, at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, with rosary recited at 10:30. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11. Ms. Valencia was born on Sept. 14, 1991, in Casa Grande. She was an assistant manager at a restaurant and was Catholic. She was a...
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Carlton Terry

April 17, 2013

UPPER SANTAN — Carlton Henry Terry, 73, a tribal and spiritual leader, died on April 17, 2013, at home. Mr. Terry will lie in state from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday at the Gila River Governance Center in Sacaton, with a rosary service and wake beginning at 6 p.m. at the Betty Enos home in Upper Santan. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 8 a.m. Saturday at St. Anne Catholic Mission by Monsignor Ed...
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Francis Griffiths

April 16, 2013

FLORENCE — Francis Tetzner Griffiths, 78, of Florence died on April 16, 2013, in Casa Grande. Mr. Griffiths was born on March 6, 1935, in Springfield, Mass., and was a son of Francis P. and Elsie Griffiths. He was a military veteran, a psychologist and administrator for state government. He loved people, was devoted to his family, was always helping those in need, was in the process of writing...
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James Sterling

April 16, 2013

ARIZONA CITY — James William "Jim" Sterling, 72, of Arizona City died on April 16, 2013, at home. A private service was planned. Mr. Sterling was born on March 22, 1941, in Detroit. He received a bachelor's degree in engineering. He most recently worked as a grocery clerk and was an avid sports fan who enjoyed travel. He loved his family and being with the young children. Survivors include...
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Charles Stringer

April 16, 2013

Charles H. Stringer, 76, of Casa Grande died on April 16, 2013, at Hospice Family Care in Gilbert. The graveside service will be at 9 a.m. Friday in National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Road in Phoenix. Mr. Stringer was born on Dec. 14, 1936, in Bisbee and was a son of Ben H. Stringer and Hannah N. Nelson. He served in the Army and later was an oil rig cook. He enjoyed...
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Edith Unger

April 16, 2013

Edith Hurd Unger, 97, of Casa Grande died on April 16, 2013, at Medisys Assisted Living. Mrs. Unger was born on Dec. 7, 1915, in Portland, Ore., and was a daughter of Jay and Francis Hurd. She was a school district secretary. Survivors include a son, Charles Unger of Casa Grande; a daughter, Gayle Richied of Lind, Wash.; a sister, Fran Lynn of Yuma; six grandchildren; and four great...
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Norman Martin

April 15, 2013

COOLIDGE — Norman Edgar Martin, 73, of Coolidge died on April 15, 2013. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday at J. Warren Funeral Services, Cole & Maud Coolidge Chapel. The funeral will follow at 11. Burial will be in Florence Cemetery. Mr. Martin was born on Oct. 1, 1939, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., and was a son of Frank Martin and Laveda Mead. He was a talented auto mechanic and a devoted...
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Mildred Boydston

April 15, 2013

COOLIDGE — Mildred Faye "Midge" Boydston, 80, of Queen Creek died on April 15, 2013, in Apache Junction. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday at J. Warren Funeral Services, Cole & Maud Coolidge Chapel. The funeral will follow at 11. Mrs. Boydston was born on May 13, 1932, in Muskogee, Okla., and was a daughter of Claude and Ruth Clark. She was a homemaker and was a very strong-willed and...
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Joseph Romine Jr.

April 15, 2013

Joseph W. "Joe" Romine Jr., 31, died on April 15, 2013. A scripture service will begin at 3 p.m. Friday at J. Warren Funeral Services, Cole & Maud The Gardens Chapel. Mr. Romine, also called "Joe Joe," was born on Feb. 24, 1982, in Phoenix to Bobbie E. and Joseph Romine Sr. He was loving and had a spirited sense of humor. He loved music, friends, his family and playing with his nieces. ...
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Andrew Miguel Jr.

April 15, 2013

SELLS — Andrew A. Miguel Jr., 46, of Phoenix died on April 15, 2013, at Phoenix Baptist Hospital. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 7 p.m. Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church by the Rev. Ponchie Vasquez. A wake will follow. Burial will be early Saturday in St. Mary Cemetery. Mr. Miguel was born on June 13, 1966, in Phoenix. He was a roofer. Survivors include two sons, Andrew Miguel III and...
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Wilma Huntley

April 14, 2013

Wilma Lillian Huntley passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 14, 2013 with her family at her side. Billie, as she was known by her family and friends, was born March 24, 1918 to Jules and Alice Banchero (Smith) in San Francisco, CA. She later moved to the Napa Valley with her parents. She met Benjamin B. Huntley while working at JC Penney as a bookkeeper. They married in 1942. Ben preceded her...
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Aurelia Tafolla

April 13, 2013

ELOY — Aurelia Bojorquez Tafolla, 79, of Eloy died on April 13, 2013, at home. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at J. Warren Funeral Services, Valley Chapel. The funeral there will be at 10 a.m. Friday, with Chaplain Cesar Tellez officiating. Burial will be in Eloy Memorial Park. Ms. Tafolla was born on Sept. 12, 1933, in Gadsden and was a daughter of Pedro and Guadalupe Bojorquez...
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Dale Cassity

April 13, 2013

Dale Monroe Cassity, 82, of Casa Grande died on April 13, 2013, at home. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at J. Warren Funeral Services, Cole & Maud The Gardens Chapel. The celebration of life will follow at 10, with Pastor Donnie Roye officiating. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Mr. Cassity was born on May 20, 1930, in Ozark, Ark., and was a son of Clive and Hazle Cassity. He...
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Shansan Gant

April 13, 2013

ELOY — Shansan Romaine Gant, 32, of Eloy died on April 13, 2013. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church. The funeral will follow at 11, with Pastor Dan Williams officiating. Burial will be in Eloy Memorial Park. Mr. Gant was born on Oct. 21, 1980, in Florence. He attended Santa Cruz Valley Union High School and worked in construction. He enjoyed listening...
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Charles Jeffery

April 11, 2013

COOLIDGE — Charles Truray "Skeet" Jeffery, 38, died on April 11, 2013, in Tucson. Visitation began at 10 a.m. April 19 at New Destiny Christian Center. The funeral followed at 11, with Pastor Vince Smith officiating. Burial was in Florence Cemetery. Mr. Jeffery was born on Jan. 8, 1975, in Pasadena, Calif. He spent most of his childhood traveling the Midwest and West with his grandfather. He...
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Barbara Lewis

April 10, 2013

CASA BLANCA — Barbara Jane Lewis, 82, of Casa Blanca died on April 10, 2013, at Caring House in Sacaton. The wake will begin at 6 p.m. Friday at the Edward Lewis home in Casa Blanca, with rosary recited at 6. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 8 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter Catholic Church by Monsignor Ed Meulemans. Burial will be in St. Peter Cemetery. Mrs. Lewis was born on Sept. 3, 1930, in...
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Robert "Mizz Lady Royalty" Johnson

April 9, 2013

SACATON — Robert Charles Johnson, 21, also known as Miss Lady Royalty, died on April 9, 2013, at home. Visitation will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesday at the District 3 Service Center. The funeral will be at 8 a.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church in Sacaton, with Pastor Aaron Johns officiating. Burial will be in Vah-Ki Cemetery. She was born on Jan. 12, 1992, in Phoenix, was raised in...
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Dale Davis

April 6, 2013

Dale E. Davis, 84, died on April 6, 2013, at Lita Caring Home in Casa Grande while in the care of staff there and Hospice Compassus. Mr. Davis was born on Aug. 25, 1928, to Howard and Opal Davis of Lucas, Kan. He grew up with four brothers and a sister and served nearly six years in the Air Force. He loved weekend getaways, camping, barbecuing, family get-togethers and playing cards with friends...
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Anne Curran

April 6, 2013

Anne M. Curran passed away April 6, 2013, at Chandler Regional Medical Center in Chandler, AZ. Anne was born Irish, adopted Polish (to the compassionate Helen and Mike). Then, as a young woman in Columbus, Ohio, the adventure bug bit when she said 'yes' to American Airlines. Anne's adventure continues, upward as usual. Our dear Anne, child of Jesus, mother, wife, grandmother, friend, and...
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Ismael Rosales

April 5, 2013

MARICOPA — Ismael Antonio Rosales, infant son of Melissa H. Panduro and Marco A. Rosales of Maricopa, died on April 5, 2013, at Phoenix Children's Hospital. The wake will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Panduro home. The graveside service will be at 8 a.m. Friday in Mountain View Cemetery. Ismael was born on Oct. 24, 2012. Other survivors include a brother, Mario Rosales of Maricopa; two...
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Paul Morago

April 5, 2013

BLACKWATER — Paul Cedric Morago, 58, of Blackwater died on April 5, 2013, in Sacaton. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the District 1 Service Center, with rosary recited at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 7 a.m. Monday at St. Anthony Catholic Mission in Sacaton. Burial will be in St. Anne Catholic Cemetery. Mr. Morago was born on May 3, 1954, in Sacaton. He was a farmer...
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Georgiann Antone

April 4, 2013

SACATON — Georgiann Antone, 71, of Sacaton died on April 4, 2013, at home. Visitation will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Antone home. The graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in East Sacaton Cemetery. Mrs. Antone was born on June 21, 1941, in Laguna, N.M., and was a daughter of Dempsey Kanteena and Juanita Wicker. She was a certified nursing assistant and enjoyed crocheting. She...
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Maria de la Cruz Rodriguez

April 4, 2013

ELOY — Maria de la Cruz Rodriguez, 79, of Eloy died on April 4, 2013. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Monday at St. Helen of the Cross Catholic Church, with rosary recited at 7. Funeral Mass will be celebrated there at 10 a.m. Tuesday by the Rev. Juan Carlos Aguirre. Burial will be in Eloy Memorial Park. Mrs. Rodriguez was born on July 3, 1933, in San Pedro, Coahuila, Mexico, and was a...
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Roxanne Fowler

April 2, 2013

CHANDLER — Roxanne Kay Fowler, 58, of Tempe died on April 2, 2013, in Chandler. Ms. Fowler was born on Jan. 19, 1955, in Tucson. She was a secretary for state government. She enjoyed spending time with friends and family, reading, music and watching movies. Survivors include a son, Terance D. Fowler of Coolidge; a daughter, Sossity Rowell of Show Low; her companion, Michael Villarreal; a...
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Larry Bradbury

April 1, 2013

FLORENCE — Larry Gene Bradbury, 65, of Florence died on April 1, 2013. Services were held Saturday in Indiana. Mr. Bradbury was born on Feb. 27, 1948, in Richmond, Ind. He lived in the California desert during his youth and was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He later was a commercial truck driver and loved traveling through the western deserts. Upon retirement, he and his wife moved to...
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Virginia Warchol

April 1, 2013

Virginia Kathryn Warchol, 68, of Casa Grande, a retired teacher, died on April 1, 2013, at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. April 13 at J. Warren Funeral Services, Cole & Maud The Gardens Chapel. The celebration of life will follow at 11. A family memorial service will be held later in Missouri. Ms. Warchol was born on July 29, 1944, in St....
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Warren Don

March 31, 2013

Warren C. Don, 92, of Casa Grande, Arizona passed away Easter morning, March 31, 2013. He was born Sept. 1, 1920 in Tucson, Arizona. Warren's family (his mother, father, four sisters and two brothers) moved to Casa Grande from Tucson in 1929 for a brief time. They then moved to the Crysotile/Superior/Globe area where his father owned a restaurant. In 1931, they moved back to Casa Grande for...
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Corine Williams-Winchester

March 31, 2013

ELOY — Corine Williams-Winchester, 96, died on March 31, 2013, at Progressive Family Care. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at J. Warren Funeral Services, Valley Chapel. The funeral will follow at 11. Burial will be in Eloy Memorial Park. Mrs. Williams-Winchester was born on March 3, 1917, in Temple, Texas. She was a homemaker and loved her family, friends and Eloy. She enjoyed singing...
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Lopez (strong wind) Mix

March 31, 2013

SACATON — Lopez Ray "Strong Wind" Mix, 25, of Sacaton died on March 31, 2013, at Tempe St. Luke's Hospital. Visitation will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday at Sacaton First Presbyterian Church. The graveside service will be at 4 a.m. Monday in East Sacaton Cemetery. Mr. Mix was born on Feb. 14, 1988, in Phoenix. He was a wildland firefighter with Golden Eagle Hotshots in Sylvan, Calif. He also...
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Derwin Stevens

March 31, 2013

SACATON — Derwin Dean Stevens, 50, died on March 31, 2013, at Mercy Gilbert Medical Center. Visitation will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Stevens home in Sacaton. The graveside service will be at 7 a.m. Saturday in Lower Santan Cemetery, with the Rev. Terry Irving officiating. Mr. Stevens was born on May 14, 1962, in Sacaton. He was a construction worker and was funny and a joker who...
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Alton Miller

March 30, 2013

Alton Lawrence Miller, 84, of Casa Grande died on March 30, 2013, at Family Tys Assisted Living. The celebration of life will begin at 10 a.m. April 20 at Toltec Evangelical Methodist Church, with the Rev. Jeff Bishop officiating. Mr. Miller was born on Jan. 18, 1929, in Plymouth, Mich., and was a son of Wilhelmina Hauk and Lawrence Miller. He was assistant superintendent of building and...
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Morton Erickson

March 30, 2013

ARIZONA CITY — Morton Richard "Mort" Erickson, 70, of Arizona City died on March 30, 2013, at home, with his family by his side. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at J. Warren Funeral Services, Cole & Maud The Gardens Chapel in Casa Grande and also beginning at 9 a.m. Friday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Casa Grande Stake Center. The funeral will follow at 10,...
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Imadelle Powell

March 30, 2013

Imadelle B. Powell, 98, of Casa Grande died on March 30, 2013, at home. The graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Eloy Memorial Park. Mrs. Powell was born on Feb. 18, 1915, in Yantis, Texas, to Fannie and Dorsey Nichols. She married Houston Powell on Nov. 30, 1939. They moved to Eloy in 1945 and owned three separate grocery businesses, the last one being Main Street Market. She also...
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Alfred DeLeon

March 29, 2013

ARIZONA CITY — Alfred DeLeon, 45, of Arizona City died on March 29, 2013, at home. The memorial service will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Victory Chapel in Casa Grande. Visitation will follow from 11:30 to 12:30 at J. Warren Funeral Services, Mountain View Chapel. The graveside service will be at 1 p.m. in Mountain View Cemetery. Pastor Diego Galvan will officiate. Mr. DeLeon was born on...
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Jose Malagon Delgado

March 29, 2013

Jose Lucio Malagon Delgado, 98, of Casa Grande died on March 29, 2013, at home. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today at the family home, 5891 N. Toro St., Casa Grande. Burial will be in Panteon de Ciudad Morelos, Baja California, Mexico. Mr. Malagon Delgado was born on Dec. 10, 1914, in Mexico. He was a landscaper and a hardworking man who loved to spend time with the young children in his...
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Maria Castanon

March 26, 2013

Maria Luisa Castanon, 88, of Casa Grande died on March 26, 2013, at Casa Grande Regional Medical Center. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Friday at J. Warren Funeral Services, Cole & Maud The Gardens Chapel. The celebration of life will follow at 10, with Manuel Garcia officiating. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs. Castanon was born on July 20, 1924, in Saric, Sonora, Mexico. She...
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Michael Shaffer

March 26, 2013

Michael Lynn Shaffer, 51, of Casa Grande died on March 26, 2013, at home. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday at J. Warren Funeral Services, Cole & Maud The Gardens Chapel. The funeral will follow at 10, with Pastor Louis Hulsey officiating. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Mr. Shaffer was born on Feb. 3, 1962, in Casa Grande. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and working out. ...
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Esther Mata

March 25, 2013

MARICOPA — Esther Mata, 52, of Maricopa died on March 25, 2013. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Friday at J. Warren Funeral Services, Cole & Maud The Gardens Chapel in Casa Grande. Rosary will be recited at 10. A scripture service will follow at 10:30. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Ms. Mata was born on May 15, 1960, in Phoenix. She was a caregiver and enjoyed spending time with...
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Alton Anton

March 25, 2013

SACATON — Alton Jack Anton, 72, died on March 25, 2013, at Chandler Regional Medical Center. Visitation will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesday at the Annette (Anton) Tsosie home in Lower Santan. The celebration of life will be at 8 a.m. Wednesday at Lower Santan Presbyterian Church, with Pastor Loretta Blackwater officiating. Burial will be in Lower Santan Cemetery. Mr. Anton was born on Oct. 12,...
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Charles Baldridge

March 25, 2013

Charles R. Baldridge (79 years of age) of Casa Grande, Arizona (formerly a resident of Findlay, Ohio) passed away Monday the 25th of March. He is survived by his devoted wife of more than 56 years, Doris (Tucker) Baldridge and their three children, Regina Baldridge, Jeff Baldridge and Rhonda (Tim) Wood, as well as 2 grandchildren, Rochelle (Martin) Acosta and Jaime Wood and six great...
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Robert Forbis

March 25, 2013

Robert Forbis, 85, of Casa Grande died on March 25, 2013, at home. The celebration of life will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Glad Tidings Church, with Pastor Roy Edwards officiating. Mr. Forbis was born on Jan. 9, 1928, in Pampa, Texas, and was a son of Paul V. Forbis and Dema M. Ward. He was a gas company mechanic and loved to go camping and rock hunting. He also loved playing horseshoes, playing...
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Glen Chambers

March 24, 2013

ARIZONA CITY — Glen Eveart Chambers, 35, of Arizona City died on March 24, 2013, at home. A celebration of life will begin at 7 p.m. Friday at J. Warren Funeral Services, Cole & Maud The Gardens Chapel in Casa Grande, with Pastor Scott Bailey officiating. Mr. Chambers was born on June 30, 1977, in Florence. He was a corrections officer and enjoyed photography. He liked the movie "The Goonies"...
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William Mills

March 23, 2013

William Harvey Mills, 37, of Apache Junction died on March 23, 2013. The graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Mountain View Cemetery. Mr. Mills was born on Jan. 4, 1976, in Mesa. He was an Army veteran and a landscaper. Survivors include his parents, Patricia A. and Phillip L. Mills of Apache Junction; a daughter, Kylee L. Mills of Apache Junction; two brothers, Philip P. Mills...
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Bobby Brady

March 21, 2013

Bobby Joe Brady, age 70, died on Wednesday, March 21, 2013 at Casa Grande Regional Medical Center, Casa Grande, Arizona. He was born on February 12, 1943 in Eufaula, Oklahoma to parents James *Pete* Brady and Flossie Cox Brady. The family moved to Casa Grande in September, 1948. He attended schools in Casa Grande and graduated from Casa Grande Union High School. He enlisted in the Army ...
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Saulo Cueto

March 19, 2013

COOLIDGE — Saulo Reyna Cueto, 38, of Coolidge died on March 19, 2013, in Florence. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Indian Assembly of God, with Pastor John Davis officiating. Mr. Cueto was born on Aug. 17, 1974, in Phoenix. He was a custodian for the state. A bass player, he loved music, and he and his brother, Ruben, used to play together. When they were children they would...
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Betty Driver

March 19, 2013

Betty Yvonne Driver, 86, of Casa Grande died on March 19, 2013, at home. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Trekell Building. Burial will be next to her great-granddaughter Eden Grace Ridgway in Green Acres Cemetery in Scottsdale. Mrs. Driver was born on July 1, 1926, in Lennox, S.D. Survivors include two daughters, Marsha Ridgway of...
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Frederick Silas

March 19, 2013

Frederick J. "Fred" Silas, 83, of Casa Grande died peacefully on March 19, 2013, at Hospice Family Care. The celebration of life will begin at 1 p.m. Monday at J. Warren Funeral Services, Cole & Maud The Gardens Chapel, with Pastor Jim Young and the Rev. Dr. Robert Cornelius officiating. Mr. Silas was born on Sept. 13, 1929, in Troy, N.Y., the oldest of three children of Florence and Frederick...
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Bennie Santa Cruz Ortega Sr.

March 14, 2013

Bennie Santa Cruz Ortega Sr. passed away peacefully on March 14, 2013 at the age of 88 with his loving children and grandchildren by his side. Bennie was born in Tucson, Arizona in 1924, a contractor and builder who worked for over 50 years. He was a craftsman whose many works still stand today. Bennie was best known for his sense of humor and gregarious personality and never failing to incite...
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Doris Reed

March 13, 2013

COOLIDGE — Doris Ann Reed, 65, of Coolidge died on March 13, 2013, in Phoenix. Visitation will begin at noon Thursday at J. Warren Funeral Services, Cole & Maud Coolidge Chapel. The funeral will follow at 1. Burial will be in Heritage Valley Memorial Park. A celebration of life party will follow at her home. Mrs. Reed was born on Jan. 21, 1948, in Florence and was a daughter of Miridean and...
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Glenda Nolasco

March 13, 2013

ELOY — Glenda K. Nolasco, 58, of Eloy died on March 13, 2013. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at J. Warren Funeral Services, Valley Chapel. The funeral there will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, with Bishop Gary Buckner officiating. Burial will be in Eloy Memorial Park. Mrs. Nolasco was born on Jan. 18, 1955, in Eloy. She was a homemaker and was known as Mom or Nana. She was devoted to...
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Gary Brown

March 13, 2013

Gary Lynn Brown, 72, of Casa Grande died on March 13, 2013, at home. A private service will be held later. Mr. Brown was born on Aug. 3, 1940, in Los Angeles and was a son of Orville and Maxine Brown. He was a government draftsman. A member of Sun Lakes Model Airplane Club, he enjoyed building and flying helicopters. Survivors include his wife, Rosalyn; two sons, Michael Brown of Mesa and...
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Johnny Trejo

March 11, 2013

FLORENCE — Johnny Lopez Trejo, 55, of Florence died on March 11, 2013, at home. Mr. Trejo was born on April 17, 1957, in Phoenix. He formerly owned a landscaping business and also was a mechanic. An outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, four-wheeling and going to Box Canyon and Picacho Reservoir for Easter when it had water. He was active in the community and started a community...
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Patricia Zimmerman

March 8, 2013

Patricia Ann Zimmerman, 66, of Casa Grande died on March 8, 2013, at Hospice Family Care. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at J. Warren Funeral Services, Cole & Maud The Gardens Chapel. The funeral will follow at 11, with Pastor Kay Zimmerman officiating. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Friends and family will gather later at Casa Grande Valley Elks Lodge. Mrs. Zimmerman was...
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Michael Strunk

March 6, 2013

Michael Daniel "Mike" Strunk, 63, died suddenly while playing golf in Casa Grande on March 6, 2013. Mr. Strunk, often called "Grandy" or "Strunk," was born in Princeton, Ill., on June 21, 1949, and lived in Tiskilwa, Ill., before moving to Princeton as a child. One of his first loves was operating heavy equipment, which he began at a young age in his family's Illinois construction company. He...
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Arthur Finke

March 6, 2013

Arthur W. Finke, 77, of Casa Grande died on March 6, 2013, at Hospice Family Care. The graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Mountain View Cemetery, with the Rev. Charles Paulsen officiating. Mr. Finke was born on April 6, 1935, in Mayville, Wis., and was a son of Arthur A. and Irma Finke. He served in the Air Force and worked on an assembly line for John Deere. He loved his family...
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