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Anne Z. FORSLUND

June 6, 1928 - January 26, 2018


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Marilyn Maxine Mircoff

May 15, 1931 - January 26, 2018


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Charlotte Mae Childers

October 25, 1942 - January 23, 2018


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Joanne KARSHNER

January 18, 1928 - January 22, 2018


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Jooyoung Lee

December 20, 1941 - January 21, 2018


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Marjorie Ione Urbanos

May 2, 1926 - January 21, 2018

Marjorie Ione Urbanos - Entered into rest on January 21, 2018 at the age of 91. Born in Ambrose, North Dakota, she made Arizona her home over the last 31 years. Mom loved having a garden and did a lot of canning in her younger years. She was a fabulous cook and took great pride in collecting great recipes. She and her family were often suited in clothing made by her own hand. She made...
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Oi Chun LEE

August 16, 1939 - January 21, 2018


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Virginia Jansen

August 4, 1926 - January 20, 2018


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Eugene Anthony Nero

February 11, 1926 - January 20, 2018


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James Patrick D'Andrea

February 18, 1942 - January 19, 2018

James "Chippy" Patrick D'Andrea, 75, of Gilbert, Arizona, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, January 19th, 2018. Born in Jersey City, New Jersey to James and Virginia D'Andrea, he lived most of his life in New Jersey before moving to Arizona in 2011. James served his country as he was an E4 - Specialist in the US Army from 1962-1965. After his time in the military, he worked for the...
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Ann Lucy Fugate

November 22, 1942 - January 18, 2018


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Ann Marie Moses

December 3, 1929 - January 18, 2018


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Tina Verdooren

October 4, 1938 - January 17, 2018


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Joyce Ann Synk

May 16, 1949 - January 17, 2018

Joyce A. Synk (nee Kuhn), age 68, beloved wife of Joseph for 45 years: loving mother of Lisa Edney (Dan) and Joseph (McKenzie); devoted grandmother of two; sister of Carl (Diana) and Elizabeth, passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Joyce was a retired teacher and librarian for Mesa Unified Schools. She retired in 2008 after 25 years of service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests making...
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Lance Arnold ORNELAS

June 1, 1987 - January 15, 2018


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Patricia Ann ELLIOTT

January 3, 1930 - January 15, 2018


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John Richard HOUSER

January 24, 1928 - January 15, 2018

John Richard ("Dick") Houser of Mesa, Arizona passed away on January 15, 2018 at the age of 89. Born in Mesa on January 24, 1928 to Mary Frances (Love) and Clarence Neal Houser, Dick spent most of his childhood in Roosevelt Lake, Arizona where his father was employed by SRP. The family later moved to Phoenix where Dick attended North High and Phoenix College, later receiving his degree in...
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Patricia Ann RHODES

May 1, 1961 - January 15, 2018


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Bruce Robert QUIER

May 6, 1940 - January 15, 2018


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David H. HUGHES

April 13, 1921 - January 14, 2018

Tempe-David H. Hughes passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Jan. 14, 2018. At age 96 he often spoke of being thankful to see the many changes in the world; from a ride in a Ford Trimotor airplane as a child for 50 cents all the way to witnessing men walking on the moon. David was born in Detroit Michigan on April 13, 1921 to Walter and Lucile Hughes. He served his country during WWII...
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April Nadine Nicholas

April 29, 1953 - January 13, 2018


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Shirley Jaurena Hufford

October 22, 1922 - January 12, 2018


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Beverly Elayne Lloyd

May 2, 1937 - January 12, 2018

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James Edwin Taplin

December 11, 1932 - January 10, 2018

James Taplin, a Newark, California resident of 55 years passed January 10, 2018. Born in Richland, New York on December 11, 1932, he was 85 years of age. James retired from Raychem Corp of Redwood City after 30 years there.He relocated to Maricopa, Arizona in 2016. He served in the U.S. Airforce from March, 1950 to April, 1953, a veteran of the Korean war.The beloved husband of his wife of 63...
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Michael Gene Harrison

January 10, 1938 - January 9, 2018

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Leon Joseph Goddette

August 20, 1924 - January 9, 2018

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Banny Karana Anderson

September 12, 1947 - January 8, 2018

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David Lawrence Heffernan

September 30, 1936 - January 6, 2018

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Donald Russell Lundell

September 7, 1940 - January 4, 2018

Donald R Lundell died peacefully on January 4, 2018 in Maricopa Arizona at the age of 77. He joined his eternal companion of 54 years after only 7 weeks apart. He is survived by his children, Russell Lundell (LaRayne) of Gilbert, AZ, John Lundell (Andrea) of Rockwall, TX, Suzanne Kensington (Tommy) of Maricopa, AZ, Victoria Brown (Michael) of Chandler, AZ, David Lundell (Laura) of Chandler, AZ...
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Maxie Richard Williams

August 5, 1936 - January 3, 2018

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Katherine L. Watson

September 22, 1929 - January 3, 2018

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Jim Robert Schreiner

February 14, 1939 - January 3, 2018

James Robert "Jim" Schreiner, 78, passed away on January 3rd, 2018 in Chandler, AZ. Funeral services will be at Valley of the Sun Cemetery, 10940 E Chandler Heights Rd, Chandler, AZ on January 17, 2018 at 1:00PM. Jim had a mischievous and fun loving nature with a friendly smile for everyone. He was born in Dixon, Illinois on February 14, 1939 to Irvin Lyle Schreiner and Helen Irene (Folk)...
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Paul Baxter Beville

September 28, 1937 - January 2, 2018


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Paul Baxter Beville

September 28, 1937 - January 2, 2018

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Fred Theodore Wilkinson

February 19, 1939 - January 2, 2018

Fred Wilkinson passed away January 2, 2018 peacefully after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. Ted was born February 19, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois to Charles and Helen Wilkinson. He married the love of his life on June 6, 1964 and they were married for 53 years. He moved his family to Arizona in 1978 where he went on to get his business degree at Mesa Community College and start his own...
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Mary Barbero

April 20, 1928 - January 1, 2018

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Hal Mahaffey

October 29, 1943 - January 1, 2018

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Mary Elizabeth Drum

April 15, 1928 - December 30, 2017

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Remy M. Lyman

November 22, 1939 - December 29, 2017


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Charles David Evers

September 17, 1938 - December 29, 2017

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Calvin Cecil Easterbrook

February 22, 1929 - December 29, 2017

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John Barrett Bittinger

September 17, 1935 - December 27, 2017

JOHN BARRETT BITTINGER (JACK)John Barrett Bittinger (Jack), 82, of Sun Lakes, Arizona, passed away at Chandler Regional Hospital on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. He was born in Dayton, Pennsylvania, on September 17, 1935, to Clinton Bittinger and Clara Mae Barrett Bittinger. He grew up in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, graduating from Cuyahoga Falls High School in 1953 after which he served three years...
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John Charles Stippell

October 26, 1954 - December 25, 2017

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Beatrice Almeda Truvillion

April 7, 1927 - December 25, 2017

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Brian Richard Schricker

August 20, 1952 - December 25, 2017

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James Thomas Knowles

August 16, 1919 - December 24, 2017

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Delwyn Jerome Ziegler

April 25, 1932 - December 23, 2017

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Randy Wilson Darling

March 9, 1947 - December 23, 2017

Randy W. Darling, Capt. USMC, USAF Ret, died peacefully in his sleep at home in Chandler, Arizona on December 23, 2017 after a yearlong battle with brain cancer. He was 70 years old.Randy grew up in California where he graduated from Cal Poly. After graduation, he became a commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps. Randy achieved the final rank of Captain before his honorable...
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Louis Anthony Bariola

July 7, 1932 - December 23, 2017

Louis A. Bariola, 85, of Chandler, AZ, peacefully passed away in Mesa, Arizona on December 23, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie, one daughter, Karen Gieske, son-in-law Glen Gieske, and four grandchildren, Ann Gieske, Kathy Gieske, Alan Gieske, and Katie Bariola. He is also survived by four sisters, Madeline Bariola of Ft. Smith, AR, Beth White and Louise Farris of Lake Village, AR and...
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Thomas Joseph Ropacki

September 21, 1938 - December 23, 2017

Flowers can be ordered from GGG Florist at 480-812-8005. Orders will be processed by phone only up to 4:00pm Monday, January 1, 2018.
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Brenda Rae Matsen

February 10, 1956 - December 23, 2017

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Carmene Hazel Vignovich

April 13, 1933 - December 22, 2017

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Edna Eleanora Hildebrand

May 24, 1926 - December 21, 2017

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Floyd R. WARNER

July 9, 1943 - December 20, 2017

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Ione Louden

June 23, 1934 - December 20, 2017

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Harvey Trachtenberg

April 4, 1936 - December 17, 2017

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Alice I. Hullinger

January 16, 1923 - December 17, 2017

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Mary Ballard Hyde

April 7, 1940 - December 17, 2017

Mary Ballard Dahlen Hyde passed away December 17th, 2017. Mary was born on April 7th, 1940 in Breckenridge, Minnesota. Mary went on to graduate from the University of North Dakota in 1962, where she was a proud sorority sister of Pi Beta Phi. Mary met and married Robert B. Hyde who preceded her in death. Mary showed genuine kindness to everyone she met. She constantly put others first. She was...
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Harvey Trachtenberg

April 4, 1936 - December 17, 2017

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Carol Ann Medina

November 22, 1954 - December 16, 2017

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Kenneth Melchor Rana

March 4, 1945 - December 16, 2017

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Maria Jesus Villarreal

June 12, 1921 - December 13, 2017

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Edilia SALINAS

February 1, 1932 - December 10, 2017

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Edilia Cancio Salinas

February 1, 1932 - December 10, 2017

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John Peter Pinto

October 14, 1934 - December 9, 2017

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Allan Jacob Wagenheim

October 27, 1928 - December 8, 2017

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Lester F. ALBERT

February 7, 1928 - December 8, 2017

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Forrest Clifford Daley

June 25, 1929 - December 8, 2017

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Lester Frederick Albert

February 7, 1928 - December 8, 2017

Lester Frederick Albert, 89 of Sun Lakes, Arizona, passed away on December 8, 2017. Lester was an Arizona native, born in Tucson on February 7, 1928. He proudly served in the United States Air Force for seven years before working for the local telephone company for 32 years. A long time member of College View Baptist Church in Mesa, Arizona, Les is survived by his wife, Barbara, two brothers,...
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Betty June Tekunoff

May 10, 1928 - December 6, 2017

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Michael Edward Simpson

July 28, 1935 - December 6, 2017

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Stephen Russell Browne

June 19, 1979 - December 6, 2017

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Rosita FERNANDEZ

July 22, 1938 - December 5, 2017

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Daniel Joseph KROEGER

May 28, 1954 - December 5, 2017

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Janet W. Susman

August 22, 1928 - December 5, 2017

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Daniel Joseph KROEGER

May 28, 1954 - December 5, 2017

Daniel Joseph Kroeger, 63, died on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at his home after a long battle with esophageal cancer. Daniel is survived by his wife of 32 years, Fran Kroeger; his daughter, Danika Kroeger; his sister, Cookie Showalter; his brother, Larry Kroeger; his brother, Frank Hutts; his beloved Chihuahua, Chica; and many wonderful friends. Daniel, also known as Dan or Joe, was born in...
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Rosita Fernandez

July 22, 1938 - December 5, 2017

Rosita Fernandez, Born July 22, 1938; Washington Pennsylvania to Josephine Ussia and Juan Rodriguez and died December 5, 2017 at the age of 79 after a long fight with cancer in Chandler, AZ with her loving family by her side.She is survived by her husband Angel Fernandez, children Angelina Nelson and husband John Nelson, Louis Fernandez and wife Chi Kim Vo, grandchildren Melissa Parada, Brian...
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Muriel Nelda Jaren

August 4, 1923 - December 4, 2017

Nelda Jaren was born August 04, 1923 in the Rhondda Valley at TreLewis, Mid Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom of Great Britain with a Welsh mother and an English father, in the home her father built. She passed away December 04, 2017, in Chandler, AZ.The first part of her childhood was spent in TreLewis, returning in 1995 where she rekindled a childhood friendship 45 years later with the little...
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Phyllis Ann KIRLIN

May 12, 1928 - December 2, 2017

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George Walter McNamara

March 10, 1938 - December 1, 2017

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Norma Jean OGG

November 3, 1927 - December 1, 2017

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Siem DENG

January 2, 1930 - December 1, 2017

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Norma Jean Ogg

November 3, 1927 - December 1, 2017

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George Walter McNamara

March 10, 1938 - December 1, 2017

It is with great sadness the family of George Walter Dunn-McNamara announces his passing after a brave fight with cancer on Friday, December 1, 2017, at the age of 79 years.George was born in Richmond Hill, Queens, NY in 1938 to Margaret & Walter Dunn. Following their early passing, George and his two sisters were adopted by their aunt and uncle, Mr. & Mrs. John McNamara of New York.George had a...
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Eileen Nevon Honomichl

January 5, 1943 - November 29, 2017

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Eileen Nevon Honomichl

January 5, 1943 - November 29, 2017

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Zetta Adaire Browning

August 25, 1950 - November 29, 2017

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Eileen Nevon Honomichl

January 5, 1943 - November 29, 2017

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Benjamin CARDENAS

April 7, 1955 - November 28, 2017

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Monica Yuh Gen Chu

February 9, 1960 - November 28, 2017

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Louise Ann Galas

December 21, 1949 - November 27, 2017

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Louise Ann Galas

December 21, 1949 - November 27, 2017

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Victor Theodore Gunther

March 16, 1919 - November 27, 2017

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Janice June Hensley

October 23, 1922 - November 26, 2017

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Janice June Hensley

October 23, 1922 - November 26, 2017

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Cole Ellwood Van Wey

February 21, 1995 - November 26, 2017

Cole Ellwood Van Wey passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2017. Cole was born on February 21, 1995 in Mesa, Arizona to Tad and Ann Van Wey. Cole's older brothers, Cooper and Colin, were thrilled to have another brother join the family. Cole resided in Arizona throughout his lifetime. Cole attended ASU's Child Study Lab, Kyrene del Cielo Elementary School, Aprende Middle Shool, Cornona del Sol High...
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Steven Jay Reinking

July 28, 1944 - November 25, 2017

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Jeffrey Forrest Vlieger

July 20, 1960 - November 24, 2017

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Nicholas Anthony Cappello

December 6, 1932 - November 24, 2017

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Darryl Rodney Brown

May 23, 1953 - November 24, 2017

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