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Aaron John Waters

June 16, 1996 - December 16, 2014


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Charlene Yeates

January 31, 1941 - December 16, 2014


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Anthony Emile Martin

January 10, 1985 - December 14, 2014

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

September 12, 1930 - December 14, 2014


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Jane M. Bowling

September 11, 1941 - December 14, 2014

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

August 18, 1939 - December 13, 2014

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

May 5, 1927 - December 12, 2014

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

April 28, 1934 - December 12, 2014

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

July 4, 1922 - December 12, 2014


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Lloyd E. Robinson

November 17, 1938 - December 11, 2014

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

January 24, 1944 - December 10, 2014


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Elaine BERGENHOLTZ

August 19, 1939 - December 9, 2014


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Adam Joseph Nakata

February 8, 1980 - December 9, 2014

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

August 19, 1939 - December 9, 2014


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Helen J. Marty

March 14, 1962 - December 8, 2014


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Irmgard Reichert

June 9, 1929 - December 8, 2014


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Catherine Allen Martinelli

February 17, 1925 - December 6, 2014


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Josefa Cruz Andrade

May 9, 1950 - December 5, 2014

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

March 9, 1932 - December 5, 2014

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

November 4, 1965 - December 4, 2014


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Joseph E. Reece

January 21, 1922 - December 3, 2014


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Robert John Rabung

February 17, 1926 - December 3, 2014


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Donald B. Cyrog

May 25, 1929 - December 2, 2014


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Patricia Spurry Peterson

March 17, 1925 - November 30, 2014


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Jeannette Jeannette Sprague Skirving

April 29, 1915 - November 30, 2014

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

September 16, 1916 - November 30, 2014


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Alison Jade Wilkinson

July 24, 1980 - November 28, 2014


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Lillian Ruth Marko

January 17, 1925 - November 28, 2014


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Becky Arlene Lapka

June 6, 1947 - November 27, 2014


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Liran Bai

February 17, 1927 - November 27, 2014

Liran BaiFebruary 17, 1927 ''' November 27, 2014 ObituaryLiran Bai passed away on November 27, 2014 at La Estancia Nursing & rehabilitation Center with her daughter Ping next to her. She died peacefully while Ping was holding her hands. She is survived by four children, and her many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Visitation and services were held at Valley of the Sun Mortuary &...
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Kendrick Carter Jones

December 10, 1955 - November 27, 2014


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Robert G. Burnett

August 5, 1949 - November 26, 2014

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, Bob passed away unexpectedly at the age of 65 on November 26, 2014. He was born in Berwyn, IL on August 5, 1949. Bob is survived by his wife Mary Jo, daughter Maggie (Ike) and their two children, son Kevin (Jill), brother John, sister Linda and many nieces and nephews. Bob was also a volunteer with the Chandler Police Department for 10...
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Richard A. Drazich

September 12, 1938 - November 25, 2014

Drazich, Richard Alan 76 of Phoenix, AZ passed away on November 25, 2014. He was born in Detroit, MI September 12, 1938. Richard is survived by his wife Eileen of 53 years, his 3 daughters, Karen Dickinson, Vicky Furey, and Cindy Drazich Brown, his 5 grandchildren, Austin Dickinson 17, Kinsey Dickinson 14, Preston Dickinson 10, Lexi Furey 15 & Max Furey 12.Dick joined the Marine Corp. in 1955...
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Richard G. McClanahan

January 4, 1931 - November 25, 2014


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Carl L. Schmitt

July 26, 1928 - November 25, 2014

Carl Lee Schmitt, 86, died November 25, 2014 in Chandler, AZ from Alzheimer's disease. Carl, who led memorable life, suffered from the disease for many years. Originally from New Mexico, Carl spent most of his adult life in southwest Kansas.He was born on July 26, 1928, at Des Moines, NM, the son of Homer L. and Rosie Schmitt.Carl is survived by his wife, Diane, of the home; two sons, Michael...
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Rosemary Hardin

December 16, 1931 - November 23, 2014

Hardin, Rosemary 82 of Chandler, AZ passed away on November 23, 2014. Rosemary was a lifetime member of the Ahwatukee Lions Club. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Anne Hardin and survived by her husband of 62 years, C.E. Gene Hardin. She is also survived by her brother, Paul Nagy of West Virginia; her daughter, Michele Gladner; her son Carleton Harden, Jr.; two grand-daughters; and four...
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James Edwin Miller

January 8, 1933 - November 22, 2014

Miller, James E, age 81, a native of Texarkana, Arkansas, passed away November 22, 2014 at home in Chandler, Arizona.James confronted a lengthy terminal cancer diagnosis with dignity, spirituality and never a complaint. He will be remembered for his incredibly gifted mind, for his deep intellect, breadth of knowledge and the ability to share this wisdom.Cherished personal achievements include...
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Paula Cassie Garrett

September 29, 1948 - November 22, 2014


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Richard Lee Morgan

November 8, 1931 - November 19, 2014


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Roxie H. Shahenian

October 6, 1922 - November 19, 2014


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Richard Lee Morgan

November 8, 1931 - November 19, 2014


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Carl D. Helm

April 2, 1941 - November 18, 2014


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Joseph T. Wayton

September 4, 1936 - November 17, 2014


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Bobby Stuart Shackleford

February 19, 1952 - November 17, 2014


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Ivan Hristov

August 14, 1932 - November 15, 2014

Ivan HristovBorn in Sofia Bulgaria August 14, 1932, passed away in Scottsdale Arizona November 15, 2014. The first 30 years of his life he was fighting communism while in a concentration camp for 10 years. He escaped Bulgaria via Italy, then came to America. Ivan worked in a steel factory in Wisconsin. Seeking warmer weather he drove to Arizona. He was a chemist, he worked on the Apache...
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Nancy Rose Plaster

October 18, 1934 - November 14, 2014

Nancy Rose Plaster of Gilbert, AZ passed away peacefully at home on November 14, 2014 after a brief illness. Nancy was born in New Castle, PA and grew up in the Pittsburgh area. She moved to Arizona in 1965 and was a long time employee of the Smitty's food stores chain. After she left Smitty's Nancy worked as a Merchandiser for the American Greetings Corporation. In her work Nancy was known for...
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William Foster Kaer

December 16, 1932 - November 13, 2014

Kaer, William F., SGT MJR USMC Ret., 81 of Chandler AZ passed away Nov. 13, 2014. Born Dec 16, 1932 in Philadelphia, PA, he dedicated 30 years of service to the Corp & his last 20 to the Am. Legion Ira H. Hayes Post 84, Sacaton. Family was always first with Major (as he was known to family) including his brothers, nieces, nephews, 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He is survived by...
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Phyllis J. Houser

May 12, 1930 - November 13, 2014

On May 12th, 1930 Marian and Cecil Jury were blessed with their first of four children, Phyllis Jean. Phyllis was born in the small town of Clearfield, Pennsylvania, a place that she would meet the love of her life, Robert Houser. On May 16th, 1945, just four days after her 15th birthday Phyllis married Robert and would go on to have seven children with this wonderful man. In 1968, the family...
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Naomi Keathley

November 14, 1919 - November 13, 2014


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Bryan Douglas Page

February 25, 1975 - November 12, 2014

Bryan Douglas Page (39) passed away on November 12, 2014 in Chandler, Arizona. He was born February 25, 1975 in Pekin, Illinois to Rodger and Jeanette Page. He was preceded in death by his four grandparents, Radie and Ruby Page and Cleo and Esther Olson. He was a graduate of Tremont High School, Tremont, IL and Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL with a bachelor's degree in Finance. ...
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Jo Anne Kay Hunter

September 22, 1934 - November 11, 2014


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Arthur Morgan Bjornstad

April 23, 1921 - November 11, 2014


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Elton Jr Hayes

December 8, 1925 - November 11, 2014


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Victor Hugo Hernandez

July 11, 1974 - November 8, 2014


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James Edward Jobe

February 21, 1939 - November 7, 2014


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Larry Walker

February 27, 1940 - November 5, 2014


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Larry James Walker

February 27, 1940 - November 5, 2014

Larry James Walker of Chandler, 74, passed away into the arms of his savior on November 5, 2014. Larry was born February 27, 1940, in Phoenix to Lawrence and Flora Belle Walker Davies. He spent his youth in what was then west Phoenix, graduating from West Phoenix High School in 1958. He made countless lifelong friends through his high school years that remained an important part of his life...
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Helen M. Giessing

April 12, 1916 - November 5, 2014


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Robert Allen Warnes

November 25, 1926 - November 4, 2014


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Alice M. Gerdes

June 1, 1931 - November 3, 2014


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Jesse James Butts

August 20, 1912 - November 3, 2014

Jesse James Butts of Sun Lakes, Arizona passed away on November 3, 2014. Jesse was born to James Stephen Butts and Victoria Tabitha Bailey on July 20, 1912 in May, Texas. Jesse graduated from Holliday High School in Holliday Texas in 1930. He married Fredrecia Elizabeth Pollard on November 8, 1935. He is survived by his two children; Jesse James Butts, Jr. of Rancho Mirage, CA and Vicki...
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Howard Ellis Sears

May 9, 1933 - November 2, 2014


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Dorothy Anne Booms

November 24, 1935 - November 1, 2014

78, died peacefully in her home on All Saints Day, Nov. 1, 2014. She was surrounded by her husband and children. She was born Dorothy Anne Starkey on Nov. 24, 1935, in Detroit, Michigan, to John and Viola Starkey, the sixth of seven children. She married James Booms on July 23, 1959. They had son David and daughter Sheryl. The family moved to Alaska, Nevada and Idaho before settling in St. Cloud,...
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Doris Jean Brown

January 21, 1921 - October 31, 2014


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David Smith Payne

April 13, 1977 - October 31, 2014

David Smith Payne was born on April 13, 1977 in Phoenix, Arizona. His life ended in a tragic traffic accident on October 31, 2014. While on patrol as a motorcycle police officer for the City of Chandler, he was struck and killed by another vehicle. He is survived by his beautiful daughter, ten-year-old Karinah Payne. He is also survived by his father Robert Payne, his mother LuAnn Payne, his...
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Jean Jean Brown

January 6, 1921 - October 31, 2014

Jean Brown, 93, went to be with our Lord on October, 31, 2014. Jean was born in Ohio in 1921 and married Leroy T. Brown in 1943. They had two children, Tom and Virginia (both are deceased); four grandchildren, Tom Brown, John Brown, Tammi Asay and Cari Asay, and three great-grandchildren. Jean, Leroy and children moved to Phoenix in 1962 to the house near South Mountain which Jean still owns....
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Pauline Christy Turner

July 12, 1928 - October 30, 2014


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Sylviane Cica

August 22, 1921 - October 29, 2014


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Velma Ann McClain

December 29, 1950 - October 28, 2014


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Aurora Ann Rose Macfie

October 24, 2014 - October 25, 2014


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Floyd Lafeyette Tanner

August 6, 1935 - October 25, 2014

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Glenwood Wester

September 3, 1928 - October 25, 2014

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Hien Thi Nguyen

March 1, 1948 - October 24, 2014

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Michele Lynn Gray

August 10, 1951 - October 23, 2014

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Charles Noyes Dix

November 14, 1924 - October 22, 2014

Charles (Chuck, Charlie) Dix was born on November 14, 1924 in Lom Poc CA and died on October 22,2014 at the age of 89 at home in Gilbert AZ. He grew up in CA but his heart was on the ranch in Hamlin TX where he love riding his beloved horse, Throckmorton. He graduated from Life Bible College and followed a calling to Alaska where he met his precious wife Wilda of nearly 59 years. Chuck loved his...
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George Donald Stebbings

February 14, 1923 - October 22, 2014

George Stebbings, Sr. passed away on October 22, 2014 at Hospice of the Valley in Gilbert, AZ. He was born in Wyandotte, Michigan in 1923. He was 91. George was preceded in death by his wife Betty and son Kenneth. He is survived by his son George Jr. (Kim), grandsons Brian and Mark (Kristen), granddaughter Angela, 7 great grand children and 3 great great grand children. George retired from...
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Paula Lynn Barr

February 22, 1985 - October 21, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Valley of the Sun Mortuary & Cemetery, Chandler, AZ.
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Ricardo Garma Sumoba

April 26, 1932 - October 20, 2014

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Donald Gary Stevens

April 10, 1949 - October 19, 2014

65 of Mesa AZ passed away on October 18, 2014. He was born in Phoenix AZ on April 10, 1949. He was a firefighter/ALS medic for the City of Phoenix Fire Department from 1990 to 2011. Prior to that he was with the City of Chandler Fire Department for 5 years and had begun his firefighting career at the City of Yuma, Colorado Volunteer Fire Department many years ago. Don had many hobbies and...
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Lorraine Haviland

May 10, 1922 - October 16, 2014


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Pedro Valladares

October 16, 1937 - October 16, 2014

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Lorraine Haviland

May 10, 1922 - October 16, 2014

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Joanne DUNN

August 2, 1932 - October 15, 2014

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JoAnne Hamer Dunn

August 2, 1932 - October 15, 2014

Joanne Hamer Dunn, 82, of Tempe, Arizona passed away on 15 October 2014. Joanne was born the second of August, 1932 in Ada, Oklahoma to Raymond and Josephine Bullock Hamer. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Edgar Dunn, and two sons, Raymond of Tampa, Florida and Lee of San Angelo, Texas, and by her sister, Bobbie Gardner of Bella Vista, Arkansas. Services will be at Saint Matthew's...
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Verna Childs

July 20, 1929 - October 14, 2014

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Carole C. Tucker

December 5, 1942 - October 14, 2014

Tucker, Carole 71 of Sun Lakes, AZ passed away on October 14, 2014. She was born in Philadelphia, PA on December 05, 1942. Carole was a school teacher and retired from Prudential Ins., Co. Carole is survived by her husband Woody, sons Bart & Jeff and their spouses Lisa and Joe and grandson, Brandon. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 11am at Valley of the Sun...
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Gertie Olive Stine

July 22, 1932 - October 12, 2014

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Kenneth LEISY

June 28, 1918 - October 11, 2014


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Mark Thomas Buessing

July 28, 1952 - October 11, 2014

Mark Thomas Buessing was a well-respected business leader, husband, father, and good friend. He was born in Wichita, KS on July 28, 1952 to Mary and Barney Buessing. He and his family moved to Mesa, AZ in 1960. After graduating from Seton High School in 1970, he attended Mesa Community College for two years. In 1976, Mark and his brother Tom opened Apache Auto Wrecking. A savvy businessman, Mark...
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Theodore Paul Sulski

May 4, 1936 - October 11, 2014

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Ruth Kathryn McLachlan

February 5, 1926 - October 11, 2014

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Blanche Mary La Celle

December 29, 1948 - October 10, 2014

Our loving mother, sister, family member, and friend to many, Blanche Mary LaCelle, 65 has passed away on October 10, 2014. Born in Detroit, MI on December 29, 1948 and lived for the last 12 years in Chandler, Arizona. Blanche graduated from Long Beach State with her Bachelor's degree in Accounting. She had a successful career working as CFO of THAW (Subsidiary of REI) and Vice President of...
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Harvey Louis Strube

June 9, 1934 - October 9, 2014

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Oakley TERRY

March 7, 1932 - October 8, 2014

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Louise Lillian Byrd

March 30, 1928 - October 8, 2014

Louise L. Byrd was a loving, supportive wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, who had it all. She was a career homemaker with many friends of many ages, an avid reader, enjoyed having fun, and the best cook in the world. Louise is survived by her 3 loving sons, their families, including 2 granddaughters, and 3 great granddaughters. Services will be held at Valley Of The Sun Funeral...
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Oakley TERRY

March 7, 1932 - October 8, 2014

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Oscar D. Easterly

May 21, 1935 - October 6, 2014

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Mary I. BELL

November 10, 1934 - October 6, 2014

Mary Ina Bell, 79 resident of Coolidge, AZ passed away on October 6, 2014 in her home surrounded by loved ones. Mary was one of twelve children born to Arlo & Edna Lane. She is proceeded in death by both her parents, four brothers; Donald, Leo, Jim Bob & Glen Lane. Four Sisters; Ilene Gilland, Lorene Lasley, Ann Slade & Mae Tavender. Husbands Donald Leslie Bell & Charles Robert...
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James J. Pate

September 1, 1930 - October 6, 2014

84, passed away peacefully on October 6, 2014. Lt.C, US Army retired, he served in Korea, Vietnam and as ROTC instructor at the University of Arizona. Upon his retirement, he served as Athletic Director of Pima Community College, and an Olympic archery coach. He has two Masters Degrees in history and educational administration, and a PhD in Public Administration from the University of Arizona. As...
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Grace E. Schneidmiller

June 3, 1924 - October 6, 2014

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