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Augustina Gamez

May 5, 1938 - July 1, 2015


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Joan Ann Dyer

October 7, 1960 - June 29, 2015

Joan Ann Dyer, 54 years old, passed away June 29th, 2015. She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Robert, sons Jason and Steven, daughter-in-law, Rachel, 2 grandchildren, Tauni and Cody and her twin sister Jane. Joni loved God and her family, which includes, 5 brothers, 6 sisters and her mother.Joni loved people. Everywhere she went she had a smile on her face and a friendly word to greet....
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Consuelo Levario Diaz

May 14, 1929 - June 29, 2015


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Bill Powell Atha

December 17, 1936 - June 28, 2015

Bill Atha, 78 of Phoenix, Arizona passed away on June 28, 2015. He was born in Agency, Missouri on December 17, 1936 to William and Florence Atha. Bill retired from the military after serving three years in the Navy and twenty-one years in the Air Force and in that time he did two tours in Vietnam. He also worked for Swissport Fueling at Sky Harbor Airport for 20 plus years, only retiring a...
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Vida Mae Sherrill

June 7, 1934 - June 27, 2015

Vida Mae (Gibson) Sherill 81, of Phoenix passed away at Hospice of the Valley with loved ones at her sign on June 27, 2015. Vida was born June 7, 1934 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to Flora and John Gibson. Vida later had four younger brothers. The family moved to Phoenix by train when Vida was nine years old. Leaving her grandparents was very difficult so Vida spent a lot of time cooking and...
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Daylan Scott McKinney

February 6, 1973 - June 25, 2015

Daylan Scott McKinney, age 42 passed away on June 25, 2015 at Thunderbird Samaritan Hospital.He is survived by his mother: Fern of Glendale, AZ and Father Daniel McKinney of Lakeview, FL, son Jeremiah of Glendale, AZ, sister LaNette of Phoenix, AZ, and grandmother Pauline Coleman of Peoria, AZ.There will be a viewing Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. A funeral service on Wednesday,...
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Margie F. CONNELL

August 24, 1930 - June 24, 2015


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Josie Sobarzo Killingsworth

March 19, 1941 - June 24, 2015

Josie Sobarzo Killingsworth, 74, went home to be with the Lord on June 24, 2015. She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Ruben, as well as three daughters Sandra Cordova, Doreen (Marc) Abeyta, Kathy (Tony) Salcido, son Robert Killingsworth, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters Socorro Estrada and Lydia (Frank) Morris, brother Gilbert Sobarzo...
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John E. Gearhart

December 27, 1950 - June 24, 2015

Gearhart, John E. Jr. 64, of Phoenix, AZ went to be with the Lord on June 24, 2015. He was born in Parkersburg, WV and moved to Phoenix, AZ at the age of 5. He worked at Precision Components and was a member of the Arizona Cowboy Shooters Association. John loved the Lord and, attended Palmcroft Baptist Church. He is survived by Susan Gearhart, Leona Fields, Kelly and Linda Franklin, nephews...
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Billie B. Wheeler

April 10, 1922 - June 23, 2015

Billie B. Wheeler, 93, passed away June 23, 2015. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 30th from 9:00am to 11:30am at West Resthaven Funeral Home 6450 West Northern Avenue Glendale, Arizona 85301. Interment to follow at Resthaven Park Cemetery in Glendale, Arizona.
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Sanglar Lee Flick

November 28, 1950 - June 22, 2015

Sanglar Lee Flick of Phoenix, Arizona passed away on June 22, 2015. She was born in Thailand on November 28, 1950. She is survived by her son Joe Cedatol.Services to be held at a later date."Family Stays Together"
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Enrique Romo Ramirez

July 9, 1946 - June 21, 2015


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Keith J. Martinez

August 4, 1969 - June 20, 2015

Keith Joseph Martinez, 45 yrs, of Phoenix Arizona, left this world into the loving arms of our Lord on Saturday, June 20, 2015. Keith was born in Orange County, California on August 4, 1969, but grew up in Phoenix and graduated from Maryvale High School. Keith was an animal extraordinaire to his two beloved dogs, Baby and Maple. Keith proudly served as a corporal in the United States Marine...
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Marilyn POPEJOY

December 22, 1924 - June 14, 2015


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Susan Bennett Foulks

September 30, 1953 - June 11, 2015

SUSAN BENNETT FOULKS passed away June 11, 2015, in Glendale, Arizona. She was born September 30, 1953, in Hartford City, Indiana, to Jane Ellen Bennett and Lloyd Francis Bennett. Susan was the oldest of three children with two brothers, Cecil Robert Bennett and Jeffrey Rhodes Bennett. Growing up, Susan developed a sense of caring and giving, tending to the many scrapes her younger brothers got...
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Marian M. Scott

March 16, 1954 - June 11, 2015

Marian M. Scott of Glendale, Arizona passed away on June 11, 2015. She was born March 16, 1954 in Germantown, Pennsylvania to Thomas Nuzzi and Lynn Stringer. She is predeceased by her parents and her brother Tommy.Marian was spiritual, a fighter, and had a passion for life. She especially had a love for her grandchildren. She loved to dance and held her Italian heritage close to her heart. ...
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Bonnie E. Graves

March 10, 1964 - June 10, 2015


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Mary I. McGrory

January 5, 1924 - June 10, 2015

Mary I. McGrory of Sun City, Arizona passed away on June 10, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. She was born in Trinity, Texas on January 5, 1924 to Patty and Milton Ivins. She is predeceased by her parents and her brother John Hugh Ivins. Mary is survived by her husband of 59 ½ years, Charles (Mac) McGrory. They were married on January 20, 1956 in LaMarque, Texas. She is also survived by her...
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Cornelia M. Torres

September 20, 1924 - June 8, 2015


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Ramon P. Rodriguez

January 25, 1924 - June 8, 2015

Ramon P. Rodriguez (91) was called by our Lord on June 8, 2015. He passed away with his family beside him. Ramon was born January 25, 1924 in Carlsbad, Texas to Tomas O. Rodriguez and Josefina Prieto Rodriguez. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Jesus and Alberto Rodriguez, a sister Amelia Alvarez and a grandson Arturo Rodriguez. He is survived by his loving wife of 67...
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Cornelia M. Torres

September 20, 1924 - June 8, 2015

God saw you getting tiredAnd a cure was not to beSo He put His arms around youAnd whispered, "Come with me"With tearful eyes we watched youAnd saw you pass awayAnd although we love her dearlyWe could not make you stay.A golden heart stopped beatingHard working hands at rest.God broke our hearts to prove to usHe only takes the best
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Jesus HERNANDEZ

February 5, 2015 - June 6, 2015


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Maria Bucur

August 15, 1916 - June 6, 2015


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Jose Efrain Navarez

June 10, 1945 - June 4, 2015

God's GardenGod looked around His gardenand He found an empty place.He then looked down upon this earthand saw your tired face.He put His arms around youand lifted you to rest.God's garden must be beautiful,He always takes the best.He knew that you were suffering.He knew you were in pain.He knew that you would neverget well on Earth again.He saw the road was getting roughand the hills are hard to...
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Jose Nevarez

July 10, 1946 - June 4, 2015

El 4 de junio del 2015, perdió su batalla contra el cáncer un hombre ejemplar que lucho con tanta fe y paciencia su enfermedad. Dios lo quiso recoger porque el siempre se lleva lo mejor, sin duda se le extrañara mucho por siempre. Lo recordaremos como a el le hubiera gustado, su gran sentido del humor que hacia reír con sus ocurrencias, su generosidad que siempre lo...
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Carol Ann Forward

December 23, 1946 - June 3, 2015


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Trinidad Rodriguez Gonzalez

June 22, 1941 - June 3, 2015

Trinidad (Trini) Rodriguez Gonzalez, 73, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away June 3, 2015 due to sudden cardiac arrest. She was born in a small town just south of the border, La Reforma, Sonora, Mexico, on June 22, 1941 to Isauro (Talo) and Francisca (Panchita) Rodriguez and is one of nine living siblings. She is predeceased by her spouse Gilberto C. Gonzalez and her parents. She is survived by her...
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Robecca John

June 30, 1989 - June 2, 2015


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Winnifred L. Sharp

March 29, 1922 - June 2, 2015


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Mildred Napier

August 17, 1922 - June 1, 2015


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Erma Lee Prothero

January 24, 1941 - May 29, 2015


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Catherine L. Knisley

September 9, 1913 - May 29, 2015

Catherine Leona Knisley, 101 years old, of Surprise AZ, passed away on Fri- day, May 29, 2015. She was born in Harrisburg PA on September 9, 1913 and lived there until 1951 when she moved with her family to Arizona. Catherine was a Medical Technologist for 15 years and a Data Processing Supervisor for 23 years before she retired in 1976. She was preceded in death by her hus- band of almost 63...
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Geraldine J. Bordeau

July 17, 1933 - May 28, 2015


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Lien Kim Dinh

July 27, 1949 - May 28, 2015


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Mary Lou Lopez

April 17, 1941 - May 27, 2015


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Mary Lou Lopez

April 17, 1941 - May 27, 2015

Mary Lou Lopez1941 - 2015Mary Lou Lopez gently slipped into the arms of our lord on May 27, 2015 surrounded by her loving family.Mary Lou was a very strong and enduring woman, who battled multiple illnesses and pain for many years but always with a smile on her face. Mary Lou is preceded in heaven by her husband Avelino Lopez Sr. and sons Bruno Lopez and Felix (Frankie) Lopez. She is survived by...
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Roger Dean Walter

May 9, 1969 - May 27, 2015

Roger Dean Walter passed away from colon cancer on May 27, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Walter; Daughter, Aryi Walter; two step children, Andrea and Bryan Bratcher; and his parents, Shirley and Ray Walter. Roger was an ASU graduate and a committed accountant for the Auditor General's Office who loved running marathons in his free time. He was a true physical embodiment of...
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Carl Dean Sherrill

October 30, 1939 - May 25, 2015

Carl Sherrill of Glendale, AZ went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 25, 2015 at the age of 75. He was born in Dallas, TX on October 30, 1939 and moved to Glendale, AZ when he was two. He attended Glendale High School where he met the love of his life, Louise Austerman. They graduated in 1959 and were married on September 1, 1961. Carl enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, gardening...
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Tara Dubrava-Underwood

June 25, 1975 - May 24, 2015


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James Govostis

June 26, 1942 - May 23, 2015


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Jack A. Bomar

February 25, 1930 - May 23, 2015

Peoria~Jack A. Bomar, 85, passed Saturday, May 23, 2015 at his home of 47years, holding his wife's hand and surrounded by family. He leaves his loving wife of 60 years, Marilyn Bomar; his two sons, Fred and Kelly; his daughter, Julia Gay; 7 grandchildren; 4 great grandbabies; and many close family and friends. Preceded by his two sons Gary and Tom Bomar. Born in Bovina, TX, and raised in House...
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Alivia Jude Cisman

August 12, 2014 - May 18, 2015

Alivia Jude Cisman born August 12, 2014 earned her angel wings on May 18, 2015. She was a bud on earth made to bloom in heaven. She was an angel sent from Heaven for a short time but that time with her was precious. She touched everyone with her overly generous smiles and big heart. Her genetic epilepsy disorder took her from us far too soon. She was in comfort and peace while passing at Ryan...
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Harold A. NELSON

November 16, 1924 - May 17, 2015


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Rodica Heinz

February 23, 1959 - May 14, 2015


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Mariam Kathryn Daily

October 17, 1923 - May 13, 2015


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Kathryn Kathryn Daily

October 17, 1923 - May 13, 2015

Mariam "Kathryn" Daily, 91, passed away on May 13, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. She was born October 17, 1923 in Joplin, Missouri to Sylvia G. Durham and John E Lauener. Several years later Kathryn's mother married Lial F. Belk. He adopted Kathryn and soon gave her a bother, Darrell. Kathryn considered Lial Belk her father. She met her husband Curtis R.E. Daily while working in a grocery...
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Dorothy Lorraine Reno

December 28, 1921 - May 13, 2015

Dorothy Lorraine Reno of Glendale, Arizona passed away on May 13, 2015. She was born on December 28, 1921 to Harry and Florence Sebastian in Detroit, Michigan. She is preceded in death by her parents and also by her husband; Norman Roy Reno after 33 years of marriage. Dorothy is survived by her son Norman Reno (Susan), and by brother Robert Sebastian. Dorothy made porcelain dolls from start to...
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Shirley Ann Martin

October 31, 1948 - May 11, 2015


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Gary S. CALL

May 18, 1945 - May 11, 2015


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Ty Thi Nguyen

October 2, 1919 - May 11, 2015


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Elizabeth A. Antario

February 21, 1918 - May 10, 2015


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Santos Rosales Riojas

October 30, 1925 - May 9, 2015


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Marilyn Ellen Lawrence

July 28, 1935 - May 8, 2015


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Mary Alice Weaver

August 11, 1942 - May 8, 2015

Mary Alice Weaver, 72 of Phoenix, Arizona went on to be with the Lord on Friday May 8, 2015 at 2:35 PM at Hospice of Arizona. Alice was born August 11, 1942 in New Madison, Ohio, the daughter of the late William & Estella (Wilt) Newbauer. She worked at Best Products in Phoenix, Arizona for about 10 years, and then for Price Grocery Store, Phoenix, Arizona for a few years before retiring. She...
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Dama HANEY

December 14, 1933 - May 6, 2015


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Margaret Jeanette Bryan

August 15, 1919 - May 6, 2015


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Abilio P. ARANDA

February 22, 1930 - May 5, 2015


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Abilio P. Aranda

February 22, 1930 - May 5, 2015

Abilio P. Aranda, 85, from Surprise, AZ died Tuesday, 5 May, 2015 at Banner Hospice in Sun City West.He leaves his wife of almost 55 years, Felicitas (Hernandez) Aranda; his daughter Lina Aranda; two sons Pedro and Abilio Jr. Aranda; four grandchildren, Justin, Yesenia, Alia, and Arianna Aranda; a sister Agapita Aranda; and many nieces, nephews, and close friends. Abilio was born in Grand Falls,...
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Ada LEACH

September 2, 1949 - May 4, 2015


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Caroline E. HAWORTH

January 10, 1915 - May 4, 2015


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Michael Scott Austin

January 19, 1986 - May 2, 2015

Michael Scott Austin, age 29, passed away unexpectedly on May 2, 2015, at his home in El Mirage, Arizona. He was born on January 19, 1986, in Phoenix, Arizona. Michael is survived by his parents, Robert and Debra Austin of Glendale, Arizona; his older sister Ann Marie Porter, brother-in-law Kent Porter, niece AnnaBeth Porter, and nephew Mason Porter of Gilbert, Arizona; his younger sister...
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William Dwight Wilkinson

October 27, 1922 - April 30, 2015


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Eugene Francis Clark

January 21, 1934 - April 30, 2015


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Eugene Francis Clark

January 21, 1934 - April 30, 2015

Eugene F Clark passed away on April 30th, 2015. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Patricia, 2 sisters; Arlene and Twila in Iowa, 8 children; Chris, Jen, John, Susan, Brian, Nancy, Bobbie, Kevin; 9 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Gene retired after 31years of happy employment at Sanderson Ford.In lieu of flowers the family is asking donations be made...
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Mauro Nava Armendariz

November 21, 1931 - April 29, 2015


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Jessie Q. Harbarger

August 27, 1957 - April 28, 2015

Crossing the BarSunset and evening starand one clear call for me!And may there be no moaningof the bar when I put out to sea.But such a tide as moving seemsasleep too full for sound and foam.When that which drew from out the boundless deep turns again home.Twilight and evening belland after that the dark!And may there be no sadnessOf farewell when I embark.For tho' from out our bourne of timeand...
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Sylvia Jean Curtis

August 16, 1935 - April 27, 2015

So here we are - all gathered together as a family which you know is one thing I cherish most. I remember the Family Reunions we used to host in Harvey. Nobody even wanted to stay at a hotel, you all stayed in our home. So, where should I start? I was born in Toledo, OH August 16, 1935 to the late James A. Brown and Rachel A. Serrell. I married the late Harry Stephen Curtis, Sr. on December 20,...
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Emile Nicola Madanat

January 25, 1934 - April 27, 2015


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Thelma COX-DUEBLER

October 20, 1927 - April 25, 2015


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Sondra Davis

August 30, 1934 - April 23, 2015


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Du Van Le

February 7, 1925 - April 23, 2015

Chi''n muoi nam noi thê'' gian co?i ta?m''u? la''m rô`i nay Chu''a ruo''c ta diBuo''c thong dong ta ro`i noi trâ`n thê''Mu`ng cho ta du`ng thuong tiê''c la`m chi!
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Virginia Georgia Kaminski

December 16, 1933 - April 21, 2015

Kaminski, Virginia, 81, passed away on April 21, 2015. Visitation will be held on May 1, 2015 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Funeral Mass will be at Vietnamese Martyrs Catholic Church on May 2, 2015 at 8:00am. Arrangements under West Resthaven Funeral Home 6450 W. Northern Ave. Glendale, AZ 85301.
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Cora C. Ortega

June 9, 1942 - April 20, 2015

Cora C. Ortega of Glendale, Arizona passed away on April 20, 2015.A visitation will be held at West Resthaven Funeral Home at 6450 West Northern Avenue Glendale, Arizona 85301 on Friday, April 24, 2015 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.
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Theresa F. Ciulla

April 7, 1930 - April 17, 2015

Ciulla, Theresa, 85 passed away on April 17, 2015.Arrangements under West Resthaven Funeral Home 6450 W. Northern Ave. Glendale, Arizona 85301
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Alton Barney Hodge

June 11, 1925 - April 16, 2015

Hodge, Alton Barney, 89 of Wittman, AZ, passed away on April 16, 2015. He is predeceased by his ex-wife, Eugenia. Alton is survived by six children, Francie, Kathy, Johnny, Sam, Barney, Robert, brother John and Ralph, 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren. Services will be held at West Resthaven Funeral Home and Cemetery on Thursday, April 23, 2015. Visitation from 8-10 a.m. Service at 10:00...
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Donald Eugene Mulder

December 3, 1931 - April 15, 2015


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Anita Piña Herrera

May 15, 1945 - April 15, 2015


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Ethel DROBILITS

May 21, 1926 - April 14, 2015


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Richard J. BARNES

March 23, 1928 - April 13, 2015


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Mark A. Mandile

August 26, 1953 - April 13, 2015


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Paul Kienow

April 16, 1940 - April 10, 2015


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Joan BABB

August 29, 1938 - April 9, 2015


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Evelyn Joyce Crow

December 13, 1928 - April 8, 2015

Evelyn Joyce (Yancy) Crow, 86, beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great great grandmother was called to her heavenly home on April 8th, 2015, in Sun City, AZ. Joyce was born on December 13, 1928 in Seminole, OK to Fred and Faye Owens. Joyce was a loving mother to Larry Yancy (Barb) Jack Yancy, Susan Yancy, Joyce Hatch (Ron) and Judy Goodchild (Dan). Joyce loved and adored her 13...
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Jim Alan Eaton

August 21, 1938 - April 7, 2015

:Jim Alan Eaton was born on Aug. 21, 1938 in Pampa, Texas to Mildred Grace Eaton and Ray Allen Eaton. He had a five-year old brother Jerry Eaton. The family lived in Texas because Ray was working at the oil refinery. When Jim was six months old his father caught pneumonia and died. Penicillin had not yet been invented.The family moved from Texas to Arizona when Mildred's parents moved here. They...
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Donald Junior Landerman

November 18, 1928 - April 6, 2015

Landerman, Donald 86, passed away on April 6, 2015.Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 10:00a.m.West Resthaven Funeral Home 6450 W. Northern Ave. Glendale, Arizona 85301
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David Michael Leon

December 27, 1967 - April 5, 2015


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Nellie M. Noriega

March 20, 1937 - April 3, 2015


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Paula Rodriguez

August 6, 1951 - April 2, 2015

Paula Rodriguez of Glendale, Arizona passed away April 2, 2015. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 7th from 5:00 to 8:00pm with a rosary at 7:00pm at West Resthaven Funeral Home 6450 West Northern Avenue Glendale, Arizona 85301. A funeral mass for Paula will be held on Wednesday, April 8th at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church 5614 West Orangewood Avenue Glendale, Arizona 85301...
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Bayley Patrick Roach

May 14, 1986 - March 31, 2015


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Patricia Kay Sullivan

March 4, 1947 - March 28, 2015

Patricia K. "Pat" Sullivan, age 68, of Glendale passed away March 28, 2015. Born March 4, 1947 in Tuscola, IL to Jack and Ruth Cochran. The family moved to Buckeye, AZ in 1955. They later relocated to Phoenix in 1960. Pat graduated from Cortez High School in 1965. She joined the Maricopa County Medical Society in 1966 and was employed in the Medical Library for 33 years, the last 15 years as...
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Rose Frances Skicewicz

October 15, 1923 - March 28, 2015


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Marion Louise Kuczera

May 19, 1924 - March 27, 2015


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Betty MILLER

March 23, 2015


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Francisco Esqueda

April 2, 1933 - March 23, 2015

Francisco Esqueda nació un dia 2 de Abril de 1933 en Villa Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico.Sus Padres Cruz Esqueda+ y Prisiliana Reyna+.Siendo el primero de 5 hijos, dos hermanas Crespina+, Anastacia+, Juan y Alejandro sus hermanos.Desde muy nino el enseño el amor a su familia y tuvo que luchar para abrirse camino y hacer la vida de sus seres queridos mas fácil, trabajo para ayudar con...
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Richard W. PEARSON

July 1, 1924 - March 22, 2015


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Audrey Lorraine Taylor

February 5, 1933 - March 22, 2015


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Gene B. HOLMES

June 17, 1927 - March 21, 2015


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