Celebrity Obituaries

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Florence Alison Driggs

March 17, 1925 - February 24, 2017


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Raymond Vega Gonzales

March 5, 1950 - February 24, 2017


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Alexander James Watson

July 9, 1986 - February 24, 2017


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Nancy Sharon Montgomery

July 8, 1945 - February 21, 2017

Nancy Sharon Montgomery passed away February 21st in the loving care of Hospice of the Valley and her family. She was born in Mesa, Arizona in 1945. Throughout her life she gave of herself to her family, only wanting love in return. Nancy is survived by her sisters Shirley Ward and Brenda Bailey, her brothers Dennis Masterson and Jim Masterson, her daughters Debie Neubrand and Donna Conner, her...
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Lynn Hiram Cranney

September 2, 1941 - February 20, 2017

Lynn Hiram Cranney, of Gilbert, AZ, passed away peacefully of natural causes in the early hours of February 20th, 2017. Lynn was born and raised in beautiful Star Valley, Wyoming. He married his sweetheart Linda in Mesa, AZ in 1965 and they raised their family in Gilbert. He had a long and successful career as a CPA in Mesa. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. ...
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Chieh Kong Cheng

February 12, 1931 - February 20, 2017

Chieh Kong Cheng, 86, of Chandler, Arizona, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home after an extended illness on Monday, February 20, 2017, with his family beside him. Born in Lin Pien Village, Ping-Tung Hsien, Taiwan, he emigrated to the United States in 1967 and settled in western Illinois as a practicing internist--which he loved. He retired in 2007 after helping his community as a...
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Robert Duke Cross

November 8, 1926 - February 19, 2017


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Jose Nestor Ozuna

March 22, 1951 - February 19, 2017


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Crystal Rose Sunshine Miles

April 21, 1989 - February 17, 2017


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Jozef Ephraim-Hawk Butler

December 29, 1984 - February 14, 2017

Joseph Ephraim-Hawk Butler D.O.B December 29, 1984 D.O.D February 14, 2017 Survived by: Children: Brooke Mckensie Butler, Emilio Victor Lee Butler, Jozef Zaden Butler, Julian Cruz Butler. Siblings: Coletta Sampson, James E. Butler Jr., Clarissa Shenah, Howard Butler, Jacob E.Butler Sr., Jared D. Butler Sr., Raquel Butler Lewis. Parents: James and Maria Butler Grandparents: Cruz Medina Jr.,...
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Jerry Ealon Gross

August 11, 1937 - February 14, 2017

Jerry Ealon Gross, 79, of Mesa, Arizona, passed away peacefully at home, Tuesday February 14th, 2017, surrounded by his family. Jerry was born in Mesa, Arizona, on August 11th, 1937. He was the son of the late James E. and Ruth Gross. Jerry is dearly loved by his wife, Vonda, of 60 years, and his five children. He was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, where he...
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Henry Steven Carrillo

August 13, 1956 - February 11, 2017


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Lester Eugene Bradley

July 4, 1938 - February 10, 2017

Lester Eugene Bradley, 78, better known to friends and family as "Buster" or "Coach" suddenly, yet peacefully passed away on February 10th, 2017 at his home in Mesa, Arizona. Leaving behind his loving wife of 56 years, Mary Sue Bradley. Buster was extremely loving and proud of his two daughters Tracy Lynn (Bradley) Weaver and Christy Lea Bradley; his one and only grand-daughter, Brittany Nicole...
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Bob Lyle Schwab

October 13, 1936 - February 10, 2017


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Thomas Robert Barba

October 7, 1989 - February 10, 2017

Thomas Robert Barba (27) Of Mesa, Arizona has unexpectedly returned home to his Heavenly Father On Friday February 10, 2017. Thomas was born to Manuel and Rozanna F. Barba on October 7, 1989. Thomas had a heart of gold. Such a kind, generous soul. Thomas truly loved everybody. His high Spirit and Contagious Smile and laugh captured the Hearts of Many. He leaves behind His Shadow Josiyah Vincent...
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William Fleming Pallas

July 2, 1949 - February 9, 2017

William F. "Bill" Pallas died peacefully at home on February 9, 2017 in Mesa AZ at the age of 67. Bill is survived by his wife Barbara, son Patrick (Selena), and grandchildren Tessa, Abbey, and Ty, of Mesa. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brothers Richard and George Pallas. Bill was born on July 2, 1949 in Oak Park, IL to William J. and Elizabeth Pallas. He graduated from West High...
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Kevin Brent Curtis

May 31, 1989 - February 8, 2017

Kevin Brent Curtis of Mesa, Arizona has unexpectedly returned home to his Heavenly Father on Wednesday February 8, 2017. Kevin was born to Brent DeMar Curtis and Teri June West on May 31, 1989. He attended Mountain View High School where he excelled in sports and academics and received many honorable awards. He was the hardest worker you ever met, an electrician by trade. He loved the outdoors,...
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Roy Arthur Daniel

February 18, 1956 - February 8, 2017

Roy Arthur Daniel, 60, of Gilbert, Arizona, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, surrounded by his family. He was born in Mesa, Arizona, on February 18, 1956, the son of Charles Owen Daniel and Georgia Marie (Dixon) Daniel. Roy grew up in Tempe and was active in several sports, church activities, and the Boy Scouts of America; having achieved the rank of Eagle. He...
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Mary Masciangelo

June 28, 1924 - February 5, 2017

Mary Masciangelo, 92, passed away on February 5, 2017. Mary was born in Fairport, NY and later lived in Bronx and Yonkers, NY before moving to the valley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis and son, Anthony. She is survived by her son, Robert, 2 daughters-in-law, 5 grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren.
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Yvonne Anne Hoverson

November 1, 1939 - February 1, 2017

Yvonne A. Hoverson, 77, passed away on February 1, 2017 in Phoenix, AZ. Yvonne came to Arizona at the age of 2. She attended school in Phoenix and upon graduating, she joined the Navy. After her naval career, she returned to Phoenix and went to work at Motorola as an Electronics Engineer. During her career at Motorola, she traveled extensively and retired in 1999. She enjoyed traveling and...
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Stefanie Anastasiya Berry

September 17, 2015 - January 30, 2017


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Michael B. Kane

May 31, 1953 - January 29, 2017

Michael Bradford Kane physically left our presence Sunday, January 29, 2017 peacefully in his home. He was born in Providence, Rhode Island to Milton and Ann Kane and grew up in Tucson, Arizona. Shortly after completing Optometry School at the Southern College of Optometry, Mike was enlisted as an Officer in the Navy. A lifelong Optometrist, he loved to help people. He lived life the way that...
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D. Alden Smith

May 4, 1921 - January 28, 2017

Don Alden Smith, 95, passed away January 28, 2017 after a lingering illness due to advanced age. Alden was born in Snowflake, Arizona to Don Carlos Smith and Nellie Hansen on May 4, 1921. He spent his youth in Snowflake, but then moved to Mesa with his family. Alden entered high school in Mesa, graduating from Mesa High School in 1939. While there he met his wife, Wilma Knudsen. They were...
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John Hiram Fuller

May 19, 1954 - January 27, 2017


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Garnet Faye Thompson Naslund

February 16, 1942 - January 25, 2017

Garnet Faye Thompson Naslund, Age 74, died Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at the Mardon Assisted Living Home in Phoenix following a hard-fought battle against Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). Garnet is the granddaughter of Arizona pioneer, John James Thompson, the first European settler in the area that is now Oak Creek Canyon and Sedona, Arizona. Garnet was a proud member of First Families of...
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James Paul Stapley, Sr.

November 21, 1930 - January 25, 2017

James "Jim" Paul Stapley Sr., 86, passed Wednesday, January 25, 2017, due to respiratory complications related to Parkinson's disease. Jim was born in Mesa, Arizona on November 21, 1930 to Thyrle Stapley and Ruth Stapley (Openshaw). His siblings were Fred Stapley, Dick Stapley, and Don Stapley. Jim lived an adventurous life; he spent time in the Navy, hiked the Grand Canyon, and made friends...
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Christian Albert Movassaghi

October 27, 1970 - January 23, 2017

Christian Albert Movassaghi October 27, 1970 January 23 2017 Christian Movassaghi of Phoenix, Arizona passed away on Monday January 23 after Battling Brain Cancer since 2015. The son of Manoucher Movassaghi and Shirley Chiago. He leaves behind his Wife Lupe (Rico) and his 6 Children Kaila, Hazel, Milla, Maxim, Samia and Marco Rico-Movassaghi, He was a Classically Trained Chef, Artist and DJ. ...
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Charles Eugene Jackson, Sr.

October 11, 1958 - January 22, 2017

Charles Eugene Jackson Sr. was born on October 11, 1958 in Chandler Arizona, the second son of Mr. Obadiah and Mrs. Charletta Jackson. He attended Winn Elementary school where he graduated with honors. In 1972, he attended East High school where he excelled in academics and sports. While in High School, he won and took his crown as two-time All Cities wrestling champion and two-time All State...
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Christopher Todd Santos

June 28, 1987 - January 21, 2017

Christopher Todd Santos, 29, of Mesa Arizona passed away at his home on January 21, 2017. He was born in Mesa, Arizona on June 28, 1987 to Fred Borja Santos Jr. and Lisa Rochelle Beatty. He was known as Todd as a youth and then Chris when older. He is survived by his wife Allyssa Santos and his two daughters, Tilly and Natalie, and his father Fred Santos Jr., his mother Lisa Beatty, his step...
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Fred Gordon Buchanan

December 6, 1935 - January 21, 2017

Fred Gordon Buchanan, born on December 6th, 1935 in Bisbee Arizona, passed peacefully early morning this January 21st, 2017 at the age of 81. Fred was an avid hunter, fisherman, and outdoorsman. He also greatly enjoyed cooking and spending time with his pet cats. He is survived by his wife of sixty years, Nancy Buchanan, his sons Michael and Patrick Buchanan, and daughter Luann Long. He had nine...
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Gladys Marie Leonardson

May 5, 1931 - January 20, 2017

Gladys was a kind soft-spoken woman who loves the Lord. She was born on May 5th, 1931 in Truman, Minnesota. When Gladys was only five years old, her mother passed away. Her sister, Lillian, was eight years old. A few years later her father remarried and Gladys loved her new mother. When Gladys was 15 years old, she got a sweet baby sister named Pat. In 1948 Gladys graduated from a...
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Ida Carol Henderson

February 24, 1939 - January 15, 2017

Ida Carol Henderson passed away peacefully Sunday morning Jan 15th 2017 at the age of 77 after battling from the effects of a stroke in June of 2016. She was a native of Arizona born in the town of Williams, February 24th 1939 to the parents of Benjamin Earl Herrmann and Ruby Massey. Carol has one brother Fred Herrmann who lives in California. Carol was a loving mother of six children and...
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Rodney Lamont O'Neal

April 3, 1928 - January 14, 2017

Rodney Lamont O'Neal was born on April 3, 1928 in Electra, Texas and passed from this earth in his 88th year in Tempe, Arizona. He is survived by his daughters Kelly (Rick), Kerry (Andrew), and Katie (Eric), and his grandson Sam. Graveside services will be held on January 23 at Mesa Cemetery, 1212 N. Center Street, Mesa, Arizona at 1:00 pm. His presence on earth will be sorely missed by those he...
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Daniel Mark Clement

February 10, 1947 - January 14, 2017

Daniel Mark Clement, 69, passed Saturday January 14th, 2017. Dan was born in Mesa, AZ February 10, 1947 to Thomas W. and Hilda Clement. Dan graduated from Gilbert High School with his sweetheart Deanna Lamb in 1965. He served two years in the Central British mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. On June 14th, 1968; Daniel married his high school sweetheart. While he was an...
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Vylee Romelle Stewart

June 8, 1928 - January 14, 2017


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Janet Antone

January 7, 1947 - January 14, 2017


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Delores Victorian

January 29, 1969 - January 13, 2017


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Melanie Kay Schurz-Wehausen

July 18, 1963 - January 10, 2017

Melanie Kay Schurz-Wehausen, born July 18, 1963 began her journey to the spirit world January 10, 2017. Melanie was preceded in death by her parents, Bishop Harold R. and Eleanor M. Jefferson Schurz. Also, sister, Carole June and brothers, Harold Brian (HB) and Eric Mark Schurz (Poncho). Nephews, Brian G., Jeffery Brian, Casey H. J., niece, Sheila Schurz Melanie is survived by her husband,...
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James Dallas Romans

October 6, 1939 - January 8, 2017

Jim Romans passed away peacefully from cancer on January 8th in Gilbert, Arizona. Jim moved to Arizona in August 2016 to be near his son Bryce and daughter-in-law Patsy. Jim was born on October 6, 1939 in Buhl, Idaho. After being adopted at age 6 his family lived and farmed in the Magic Valley of Idaho. After finishing high school, Jim served in the Navy before returning to Twin Falls, Idaho. ...
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Jeanne Marguerite Kuhse

October 20, 1928 - January 8, 2017


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Milford Alexander Dorsett

November 30, 1929 - January 5, 2017

Milford Alexander Dorsett, 87, was born in Eminence, Indiana, on November 30, 1929, and passed away on January 5, 2017. Milford was the youngest son of Sando and Faye Lee Dorsett. As a toddler, he moved with his parents and brothers, Maurice and Russell to Mesa. His parents owned and ran their motel in Mesa where the family lived. Later when the motel sold, the family settled in their Mesa...
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Charles Martinez

January 8, 1962 - January 4, 2017


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Veldon Allred Hoopes

September 9, 1924 - January 4, 2017

Veldon Allred Hoopes, 92 years of age passed away on January 4, 2017 in Gilbert, AZ. He was born in Central, AZ on September 9, 1924 to Seymore B. Hoopes & Dora Allred. Veldon served in the US Army during World War II. He was an anti aircraft artillery gun crew on a tank in Normandy. In 1943, when he returned from the war, he served a Mission for the LDS church in the Pacific Northwest. ...
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Clifford Mack Nugent, Jr.

January 4, 2017 - January 4, 2017

CLIFFORD "CLIFF" MACK NUGENT JR. Birth October 7th, 1930 – Death January 2nd, 2017 *Please No Flowers, Donate To Your Favorite Charity* Certified Internal Auditor ASBO Registered School Business Official US Navy Reserve Retired (Air Control Chief) Family: Wife - Ruth E. (Tanner) Nugent Children - Debra Gale (Nugent) Ashley and Jana Lynn (Nugent) Johnson Son-in-laws - Mickey...
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Gerald Robert Williams

August 20, 1948 - January 3, 2017

Gerald "Jerry" Robert Williams 1948 - 2017 Died peacefully with his family by his side on January 3, 2017 at his home on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. Jerry was dearly loved by his wife Judy, children Verna and her companion Waylon, Russell and his wife Doreen, Rosanna and her companion David, Paula and her companion Joseph, grandchildren Ryan and his companion Ramona, Melissa...
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Robert Carroll Bird

March 8, 1951 - December 30, 2016


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Aleda Leone Sickles

June 17, 1919 - December 29, 2016

Aleda Leone Sickles 97 of Chandler, AZ. Passed away on the 29 Dec 2016 of natural causes. She touched many lives and will be missed dearly. Aleda was born in Rigby, Idaho to parents Vernie Johnson and Leila (Duke) a proud mother of four daughters Naoma Roe, Norma Sheeran, Katie Burke Nielson, and Debbie Burns. She is also survived by 19 grandchildren, 75 great grandchildren, and 43 great great...
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Victor Devon Wilson

May 23, 1946 - December 27, 2016

Victor Devon Wilson age 70 passed away December 27th 2016 in Mesa Arizona. Born May 23rd 1946 in McNary, Arizona. Son of Russell Guy Colbath and Nola Brown. Raised by his grandparents Jess Pruitt Brown and Blanch Johnson Brown in Lakeside Arizona. High School Graduate of Blue Ridge in Lakeside, Arizona. Also known as the Olympian (held the AZ class C Discus record for over 40 years)and still...
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Hannah Kay Millett

November 4, 1999 - December 26, 2016

Our sweet Hannah Kay Millett of Scottsdale, Arizona was born Nov. 4, 1999. She left this world, Dec. 26, 2016. She struggled with a disabling condition since birth despite her parents' continuous efforts to ease her discomfort or find a cure. She is the daughter of Amy Butcher and Dane Millett. Loving sister of Morgan James Millett, granddaughter of Kay Gillespie of IL and H. James Butcher ...
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Leonard Joseph Rajewski, Jr.

July 26, 1941 - December 19, 2016

Leonard (Sonny) Joseph Rajewski Leonard, age 75, of Mt. Clemens, Michigan, and current resident of Mesa, Arizona, passed away peacefully on December 19, 2016. Leonard was born on July 26, 1941 in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Leonard and Mildred Rajewski. He attended and graduated from St. Joseph High School in Detroit, Michigan in June 1960. He went on to work at Ford Motors for almost 30...
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Nelda Lynn Manning Nelson

January 30, 1928 - December 9, 2016

Nelda Lynn Manning Nelson, passed away on December 9, 2016. Nelda was born on the kitchen table on a dairy farm in Chandler, Arizona to Elizabeth Emily Johnstun and Busby Leon Manning on January 30, 1928. She spent her early years on the farm before her family moved to Phoenix. Nelda had three siblings: Myrtle, Bessie, and Richard. She graduated from North High School in Phoenix and attended...
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Dale Calvin Riggins, Jr.

December 5, 1926 - December 6, 2016

Dale Calvin Riggins Jr. passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, in his Mesa home on December 6, 2016 at the age of 90 years. Dale was born to Dale C. Riggins Sr. and Mae Riggins on the kitchen table of their Alma School Road home on December 5, 1926. Dale Sr. (1902-1986) and Mae Rich (1904-1996) came to Arizona with their families in 1908 and 1914 respectively. They and Dale...
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Robert Reed Ricks

February 28, 1939 - December 6, 2016

Robert Reed Ricks, age 77, of Monteview, Idaho died Tuesday, December 6, 2016. Reed was born February 28, 1939 in Hibbard, Madison County, Idaho. He is the son of the late Robert Russell Ricks and the late Opal Huskinson Ricks. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Nadine Nielson Ricks, a Son, Tyler Ricks and a brother Bart Ricks.He graduated from Mesa High School...
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Clarence R. Wells

February 22, 1937 - December 5, 2016

Clarence R. Wells, 79 years old, left us to be with his Heavenly Father on December 5, 2016. He was born in Borger, TX. He has lived in Mesa for 50 years. He worked for years as a floor installer. He owned his own company, Wells Floors. He was one of a kind. He was a perfectionist and he put the best of himself in everything he did. Whether it be his family, friends or his work. He never...
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Anna Deon Butler

February 5, 1925 - December 2, 2016

Anna Deon Clark Butler, born February 5, 1925 in Tooele, Utah to Sam and Ada Clark, peacefully passed away at age 91, on December 2, 2016, at the home of her daughter, Kathy Steadman, in Carlsbad, CA. She is survived by her brother, Dwight Clark of Erda, Utah; and her 8 children: Linda Corrigan, Lloyd Butler, Kirk Butler, Tom Butler, Kathy Steadman, Scott Butler, Sheila Patrick, and Kevin Butler,...
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Darlene Melba Brown

December 9, 1929 - December 1, 2016


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Patrick Ira Goodman

March 17, 1936 - December 1, 2016

Patrick Ira Goodman Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Service Date: December 10, 2016 Patrick Ira Goodman of Gilbert, Arizona passed away in his home December 1, 2016. He was born in St. David, Arizona, March 17, 1936 to parents Alexander Goodman and Viola Judd Goodman. He is preceded in death by his loving wife Bertha and son Ed. Patrick is survived by sister...
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Joseph Daniel Clark

December 28, 1956 - November 27, 2016

Joseph Daniel Clark, 59 years old passed away peacefully on November 27, 2016 at his home in Mesa Arizona. Joseph was born December 28, 1956 to Lloyd and Barbara Clark. He was the second eldest of six children. Joseph passed in a state of grace with the assurances of our Lord Jesus Christ. Service will be held at the Christ the King Catholic Church in Mesa Arizona on December 5, 2016 at 11:00...
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Melvina Traci Ray

December 22, 1970 - November 21, 2016

Melvina Traci Ray "GIG", 45, peacefully passed away at her home on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community on November 21, 2016 surrounded by her family. She is survived by her Uncle Melvin Shaw, son Matthew Ray "Lil Matty", siblings: Ramon "BINO" Garcia, Jeff Ray, Suzette Martinez, Elaine Cabrera, Sandra Burns, Paula Ray, Roxy Ray, Felicia Ray, Cynthia Ray and Valerie Ray, many cousins,...
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Rick Lynn Butler

June 1, 1976 - November 20, 2016


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Mike Tony Lujan

November 12, 1943 - November 18, 2016

Lujan, Mike, 73 was born on November 12, 1943 and passed away on November 18, 2016. Mike is survived by his wife Merci of 50 years, Children Nora, Cindy, Michael, JoAnna and Joseph, Sister's Betty, Annie, Margaret, Gloria, and Brother Freddie, 8 Grandchildren, 18 Great Grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his beloved Father and Mother Miguel and Maria, Daughter...
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Marjorie Burke

March 8, 1927 - November 18, 2016

Marjorie Banks Burke, 89, passed away on November 18, 2016 in Phoenix, AZ surrounded by loved ones. She was born on March 8, 1927 to William James Banks and Harriet (Hattie) Amelia Banks. She was the youngest of eight children. Marjorie attended the University of Wyoming where she met her beloved husband, Noel Clinton Burke. Marjorie was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of...
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Micaela M. Sekiya

September 29, 1928 - November 15, 2016

Mickey Sekiya, a city of Mesa native passed away in the early morning of November 15, 2016 at the age of 88. After proudly graduating from Mesa High; Mickey dug her roots deep in Mesa, marrying her sweetheart Sabro and eventually raising four beautiful children together. Mickey was a prayerful and faithful woman who devoted her life to Christ, showing love, joy and compassion to everyone who...
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Patrick Raymond Flynn

June 25, 1948 - November 14, 2016

In Loving Memory Patrick R. Flynn June 25, 1948 - November 14, 2016 Pat was born in Havre, Montana on June 25th 1948 to Raymond and Louise Flynn. He was comforted by his family and doctors and nurses of Hospice of the Valley. He is survived by his wife Pam of 31 years, three beautiful and wonderful children, Wendy Connolly, Mitchell Flynn, and Heather Flores who love and miss...
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Anita Gayle Freeman

July 27, 1937 - November 14, 2016

Mesa, Arizona – Anita Gayle Slade Freeman Anita Gayle Slade Freeman, a lifelong resident of Lehi/Mesa Arizona, passed away in her home on November 14th 2016 surrounded by her family and loved ones. Anita was born in Eagar, Arizona on July 27, 1937 to Jess E. Slade and Vera Jepson Slade. Anita was the youngest of five children. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Vera Jean and...
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Susan Teresa Salvato

April 25, 1952 - November 11, 2016

Susan Salvato 1952 ~ 2016 Susan Teresa Salvato, at the very young age of 64, passed away peacefully November 11, 2016 with her one true love and soul mate Robert Salvato holding her hand, and three precious children, eldest son Robert Jr, her only daughter Jessica Kate, and her baby boy Steven James all by her bedside. Moms pain finally came to an end, surrounded by what mother treasured most,...
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Loretta Mae Arrowsmith

April 14, 1931 - November 11, 2016

Loretta Mae Arrowsmith April 14, 1931 – November 11, 2016 Loretta Arrowsmith, nee Stratton, age 85, born in Chicago Illinois, longtime resident of Mesa, Arizona went to be with her Lord on Friday, November 11, 2016. Beloved wife of O. Dwaynn Arrowsmith, Sr. for 64 years, loving mother of Dwaynn Jr. (Kathy), Terry Johns (Butch), Deborah M. Lobdell (deceased); devoted grandmother of Justin...
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Apolonio Trujillo Gonzales

December 30, 1941 - November 10, 2016

Apolonio Trujillo Gonzales, 74, passed away peacefully at his home in Mesa, Arizona on November 10, 2016. He was born on December 30, 1941 in Gila, Grant, New Mexico. He was the only boy born to Antonia and Apolonio Montalgo Gonzales. Polo, as he was known, grew up in Silver City, New Mexico where he was spoiled by his mom and sisters. In 7th grade he met the love of his life, Lydia Gandara, the...
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Jesus Martin Corral

September 29, 1980 - November 7, 2016


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Daisy Mayann Rodriguez

July 29, 2011 - November 5, 2016


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Elizabeth Edna O'Dell

October 9, 1946 - November 4, 2016


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Janice Nora Skogebo

June 14, 1941 - November 3, 2016

Janice Nora Skogebo passed away at 75 years old on November 3rd, 2016. Jan was born June 14th, 1941 to Wayne and Fern Joosten in Davenport, Iowa. Jan moved to Mesa, Arizona with the love of her life, Paul Skogebo, and they married in 1966. They recently celebrated their 50th Anniversary together this past March. Jan and Paul, who have traveled the world over, had recently fallen in love with the...
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Thomasita Arzate Moreno

October 9, 1950 - November 3, 2016

Thomasita "Tomi" Moreno of Chandler/Tempe Arizona passed away on November 3rd, 2016 with her family at her side. She is preceded in death by her loving husband SGT. Henry Moreno 'US Army Retired'. Survived by sister Emma, and sons Henry, Richard, John, Severiano, Gabriel, and grandchildren Charlien, Loryn, Elric, Evelyn, Alex, Patrick, and Ronin. Tomi was a loving soul that opened her heart and...
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Edwvijes Salas Ochoa

December 28, 1924 - November 2, 2016

Edwvijes (Nena) Salas Ochoa passed away on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at her home in Mesa, Arizona. Edwvijes was born in Alamogordo, New Mexico on December 28, 1924. She was married to Raymundo Domingues Ochoa for 63 years until his passing in 2004. Edwvijes is survived by her children: Robert, Priscilla and Richard; three grandchildren: Ric, Javier and Claudia; and three great...
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Juan Ramon Fajardo

August 31, 1933 - November 1, 2016

Juan Ramon Fajardo, aka (Moncho), 83, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on November 1, 2016 in Gilbert, Arizona. He was born August 31, 1933 in Chiquimula, Guatemala to his parents Bertila Fajardo and Felipe Cerritos. He was married to the love of his life, Honoria Elena Recinos on July 12, 1957. They celebrated their 59th anniversary this past July on earth and will continue...
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Thressa Erleane Webb

March 25, 1924 - October 29, 2016

Thressa Erleane Webb passed away peacefully on October 29, 2016 in Mesa, Arizona with loved ones at her side. Erleane was born March 25th, 1924 in Luverne, Alabama to I.E. White and Annie Belle Garner White. The family moved to Mesa, Arizona when Erleane was very young. She graduated from Mesa High School and then entered the work force shortly after graduation. In early 1946, she met the love of...
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Siokatame Tapaatoutai

September 15, 1941 - October 28, 2016


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James William Brothwell

August 6, 1927 - October 18, 2016

James William Brothwell, 89, of Mesa, AZ died October 18, 2016 at the Morning Star Memory Care Home. Jim was born to William and Susanne Brothwell on August 6, 1927 in Milwaukee, WI. For 13 years he lived in Wauwatosa, WI. The family then moved to Libertyville, IL where he graduated high school. He enlisted in the US Navy 1945-46 and served on the battleships Alabama and the Massachusetts....
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Evelyn Nelson Mill

October 17, 1959 - October 17, 2016

Evelyn Nelson Mill, age 100 years, passed away peacefully the evening of October 15th in Tempe, AZ. She was born in the Safford-Thatcher area of Arizona, the second child of Milan O. Nelson and Della Bingham Nelson. She lived much of her life in Junction City, Oregon until she returned to Arizona in the early fifties. She was preceded in death by Paul Mill, her husband of 61 years, sisters,...
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Chaurice Leanne Randall

February 17, 1969 - October 16, 2016


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Perry Louis Shields

March 14, 1963 - October 15, 2016

Perry Shields, age 53, passed away doing what he loved to do at Sycamore, Az. October 15, 2016. Perry was born in Santa Monica, California. He was the 3rd boy of 4 children to Rusty and Judy Shields. Perry loved his family, adored his grandchildren and was a "Momma's boy" 100%; and proud of it. Perry was a master mechanic in every sense of the word. Started as a child, he'd take things apart, put...
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Mark Daniel Morrissey

March 30, 1956 - October 15, 2016

Mark Daniel Morrissey died peacefully at his home surrounded by loved ones on October 15, 2016 in Queen Creek AZ at the age of 60. Mark is survived by his mother, Jewell Morrissey, AZ; wife, Cindy Morrissey; children, Brent Morrissey, (Lara) AZ; Krystal Nederlander (Lloyd), WA; Steven Morrissey (Erin), Arizona; Rachael Morrissey, Arizona; Darren Morrissey, Arizona; grandchildren, Danielle, Noah,...
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Alice S. Benton

November 19, 1926 - October 15, 2016

ALICE SCOTT BENTON "BABE", died peacefully at home October 15 at the age of 89. She was born November 17, 1926 in Wooster, OH to Dorothy Nash Burger and Leslie C. Burger. She attended Wooster High School and Wooster Business College. She is survived by Barbara Scott Morris (Robert, deceased) of Leesburg, OH; Paul D. Scott (Cindy) of Scottsdale, AZ and Janet Scott Brooks (Erik Lorenzen) of...
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Beatrice M. Casillas

May 10, 1926 - October 11, 2016

Beatrice Munguia Casillas May 10, 1926 – October 11, 2016 Beatrice Casillas of Superior Arizona, passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2016. She was known and loved by many as Bea, Mom, Tia Bea, Nana Bea and Grandma Bea. Born May 10, 1926, she was the last surviving sibling of 9 brothers and sisters. Bea met and married her childhood friend , Joe Casillas, in the town of Superior Arizona....
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Sid Tibshraeny

September 12, 1926 - October 11, 2016

Sid Tibshraeny, 90, passed away peacefully at his home in Chandler on October 11, 2016, a month after his 90th birthday. He was born on September 12, 1926 in Biskinta, Lebanon. He was the youngest brother of five born to Elizabeth and Mike Tibshraeny. In 1928, the family immigrated to the United States and traveled west to settle in Mesa, Arizona. Sid graduated from Mesa High School in 1945 where...
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Rita Marie Higdon

September 24, 1937 - October 9, 2016

Rita Marie (Dorenzo) Higdon, 79, passed peacefully on October 9th surrounded by family & loved ones in her Chandler, AZ home. Rita was a Detroit native retired from Arizona State University where she was an Assistant Student Advisor with the Department of Justice Studies. She was also a thirteen year volunteer at the Chandler Christian Community Center Food Bank coordinating and sorting the...
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Leslie Addison Christensen

June 27, 1941 - October 7, 2016

Leslie Addison Christensen, born June 27, 1941, passed away peacefully on October 7th, 2016. She was preceded in death by her son Duane "Ted" Bloemke Jr., and parents Hal and Betty Clarno. Leslie is survived by her sons, Greg and Brad Bloemke, her daughters-in-law Lisa and Stacey, her grandchildren Ryan and Shannon Bloemke, and her 3 brothers, Jeff, Pete and David Clarno. She was born and raised...
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Shirley Ann Rakowsky

March 2, 1937 - October 7, 2016

Shirley Ann Rakowsky March 2, 1937 - October 7, 2016 Of Mesa, AZ passed away on October 7, 2016 at the age of 79, after a lengthy illness. It with great sadness that we say goodbye to an amazing wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Shirley was born and raised in Duluth, MN where she met and married her husband John of 57 years before his death in 2014. She is survived by her sons...
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Whitney Cedric Grey

November 28, 1951 - October 5, 2016

Whitney Cedric Grey, 64, was called home to his Heavenly Father on Wednesday October 5, 2016 surrounded by family at his home on the Salt River Pima- Maricopa Indian Community. He was greeted by his Father in Heaven along with his mother Eunice Frances, his father Herman Bull Grey , his sister Barbra Lynn , his brother Douglas "Bo-Bo" Grey , his daughter Rachelle Rene Grey and many other family...
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Olivia LaVon Heck

January 15, 1919 - October 5, 2016

Olivia LaVon Heck, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away in her home at the age of 97, on Wednesday, 5 October 2016. She was born in Chandler, AZ on 15 January 1919 to Herbert Harris and Olivia Stratton. Her mother passed away when she was two weeks old and she was raised by her grandparents, James and Sarah Olivia Stratton in Lakeside, AZ. At age 16, after her grandparents passed away she...
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Boyd Leon Worthen

October 4, 1947 - October 4, 2016

Worthen, Boyd Leon Sr "Lee" Lee passed away on his 69th birthday on Tuesday, October 4, 2016. He was born in Provo, Utah, and was the oldest of 4 children of Boyd Lynn and Norma Loveless Worthen. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his children, Wende (Lonny Foster), Courtney (Todd Chamberlin), Lindsay (Keith Kennedy), Sydney (David Cummard Jr), Boyd Worthen Jr (Nicole),...
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Stephen Russell Olges

March 18, 1958 - October 3, 2016

Stephen is the son of John Louis Olges (Step-Mother, Mary Rizer Olges) & P. Gale McKean Olges. He is preceded in death by his mother, P. Gale McKean Olges and brother, John Olges, Jr. He is survived by his wife, Sherry Olges and siblings, Michael Olges, Mark Olges, Kelly Brison, Lisa Cobb and Teresa Eikenberry. A private memorial service has been held.
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Linda Ellen Hartig

August 29, 1953 - October 2, 2016

Linda Ellen Hartig, 63 passed away peacefully from cancer on October 2, 2016 after a nine year battle. She was born in Christiansburg, Virginia in 1953 and adopted by Norm and Eleanor Buck. She grew up in Glenolden, PA and attended Interboro High School and Millersville State University where she graduated in 1975 with a degree in elementary education. She was married to Dan Hartig in 1975 and...
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Carl Roland Temple

July 19, 1956 - September 30, 2016

Carl passed away on Friday September 30, 2016 surrounded by those who loved him dearly. Carl was born in Denison, Texas and with his Air Force Pilot Father, John Roland, and loving Mother, Eileen Patricia, traveled the world during his youth ending up in Mesa, AZ in 1965. Carl attended Queen of Peace Catholic School and Seton Catholic High School. Carl took after his Father and loved working with...
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Jonathan Robert Ramon Martinez

December 30, 1981 - September 28, 2016

Jonathan Robert Ramon Martinez passed away in Hospice of the Valley on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 2:50 a.m. Jonathan was born in Gallup, New Mexico on December 30, 1981 to Ramon and Mayda Martinez. Jonathan was an active little boy who loved to play ball, fish, camp and read. He became a star basketball player at Carson Jr. High and Westwood High in Mesa, Arizona. He also played on the...
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Thomas Erwin Hallack

October 31, 1946 - September 28, 2016

Tom passed away on Wednesday, September 28, 2016. He was born October 31, 1946 in Battle Creek, MI. On June 21, 1966, he married the love of his life, Sandra Hallack, who preceded him in death in 2013. Tom is survived by 3 sons & their wives; Larry & Grace, Jason & Renee and Kenny & Renee. He also leaves behind his brother & sister-in-law, Bob & Barbara Hallack & sister & brother-in-law, JoAnne ...
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Carmen Rodriguez Amparano

May 7, 1923 - September 25, 2016

Carmen Amparano 1923 – 2016 Carmen Rodriguez Amparano, 93 years old, passed peacefully on the afternoon of September 25, 2016. Her daughter, Selina Jones, niece, TonyRuiz and their husbands Kerry Jones and Steve Ruiz were by her side. Carmen was born on May, 7, 1923 to Jesus and Josephina "Mina" Rodriguez in Morenci, Arizona. She was the third of 10 children. The family moved to Solomon,...
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Dennis Charles Dory

November 4, 1952 - September 18, 2016

Dennis Charles Dory passed into God's arms on September 18, 2016. He was born on November 4, 1952 in Mesa, AZ. He was preceded in death by his parents, B.D. "Red" Dory and Lois Mae Dory. He is survived by his sisters, Cindy Gray and Patty (Dale) Blankenship, two nephews and one niece. He grew up in Chandler, graduating from Chandler High School and Mesa Community College. He faced many...
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Rodney Michael Smith

October 26, 1966 - September 17, 2016

Rodney Michael Smith, formerly of South Bend, Indiana completed his life's journey on Saturday, September 17, 2016. Born October 26, 1966 in South Bend, Indiana to Willie Mack Smith and Cynthia (Johnson) Smith-Smitherman. He received Christ at an early age and was baptized at Pilgrim Baptist Church in South Bend, Indiana. He remained a devout Christian until the very end of his life. In October...
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John Carl Clement

November 29, 1963 - September 17, 2016

John Carl Clement, 52 of Mesa, AZ passed away at his home on September 17, 2016. Born on November 29, 1963 to Donald Carl Clement & Joan Whitton Clement. Predeceased by his father and survived by his mother, Joan Whitton Clement of Mesa, siblings David and Patti Clement, Emily Stevens, Wayne and Phyllis Clement, Donna and Gary Throckmorton, Jason and Robyn Clement, Jesele Clement, and Jamey...
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