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Karyl Boyd

December 28, 1952 - February 25, 2015


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Francis Allen Duckart

June 21, 1930 - February 22, 2015


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Binh Van Tran

February 28, 1935 - February 22, 2015

Fill not your hearts withpain and sorrow,but remember me in every tomorrow.Remember the joy, thelaughter, the smiles,I've only gone to rest a little while.Although my leaving causes pain and grief,my going has eased my hurt,and given me relief.So dry your eyes and remember me,not as I am now, but as I used to be.Because, I will remember you all,and look on with a smile.Understand in your hearts...
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Madella Davis

May 18, 1927 - February 21, 2015

Madella Davis, 87 of Phoenix, AZ passed away February 21, 2015. Madella was born in Oklahoma and spent many years in OK, TX and AZ. While in AZ she met her husband, Stanley Davis whom she married in 1948 and they made their home in Phoenix. Her time was split between being a Homemaker and working for Western Union. She worked for Western Union in the days when you could have a singing telegram...
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Octavian Bodea

May 24, 1932 - February 19, 2015

The lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down ingreen pastures: He leadeth me beside thestill waters. He restoreth my soul:He leadeth me in the paths ofrighteousness for his name's sake.Yea, though I walk through thevalley of the shadow of death, I willfear no evil: for thou art with me;Thy rod and thy staff they comfortme. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of...
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Mary Sais

July 1, 1944 - February 18, 2015


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Mary Sais

July 1, 1944 - February 18, 2015

Sais, Mary M70 - Phoenix, AZ - Sunrise 7-1-44, Sunset 2-18-15. Mary was a true believer in God, a loving mother, caring person, and was always known to have a smile on her face. She leaves behind her husband Remigio Sais, children Esther (John) Vasquez, Frank (Babbette) Mendez, Jesse (Lety) Mendez, Alex Mendez, 4 sisters, 4 brothers,11 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren. She was preceded...
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Guadalupe LAGOS

October 8, 1941 - February 16, 2015


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Guadalupe Rios Lagos

October 8, 1941 - February 16, 2015


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Guadalupe Rios Lagos

October 8, 1941 - February 16, 2015

Guadalupe "Lupe" Rios Lagos was born on October 8, 1941 in Chihuahua, Mexico. She went to be with our Lord on Monday, February 16, 2015. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, daughter and sister who always put her family first. Lupe is preceded in death by her loving father Guadalupe Rios.Lupe is survived by her devoted husband of 54 years Antonio Lagos, her son Tony...
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Charles J. Garcia

March 19, 1943 - February 15, 2015


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Maria B. Esquivel

December 19, 1919 - February 13, 2015

Maria Esquivel, 95, of Glendale passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Maria was born December 19, 1919. She married her soulmate Cruz. Maria lived a full life, she was a wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker. Maria is preceded in death by her husband of 72 years. She is survived by her 10 children, sister and two brothers. Her passion for life included, unconditional love...
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Connie Camacho

April 27, 1963 - February 11, 2015


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Jerome Francis Mattera

November 1, 1935 - February 11, 2015


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Evelyn LUCAS

September 9, 1931 - February 11, 2015


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Joann Mary Scott

February 26, 1971 - February 11, 2015

Fill not your hearts withpain and sorrow,but remember me in every tomorrow.Remember the joy, thelaughter, the smiles,I've only gone to rest a little while.Although my leaving causes pain and grief,my going has eased my hurt,and given me relief.So dry your eyes and remember me,not as I am now, but as I used to be.Because, I will remember you all,and look on with a smile.Understand in your hearts...
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Georgette DOMENICO

June 8, 1921 - February 10, 2015


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George A. Wilder

March 25, 1921 - February 10, 2015

George "G.A." Wilder, 93, died on Tuesday, February 10, 2015, in Phoenix, Arizona, and resided in Glendale, Arizona the last 10 years. He was born on March 25, 1921, to the late Agustus and Ida Mariah Wilder in Sumter, S.C. He is preceded in death by his son Schapiro Wilder, daughter Bridgette Gail Wilder, granddaughter Ramonia Youngblood, great grandson Cayden M. Ali, and his 6 siblings...
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Mary Francis West

August 20, 1931 - February 9, 2015

I'd like the memory of meTo be a happy one.I'd like to leave an afterglowOf smilesWhen life is done.I'd like to leave an echo whisperingSoftly down the ways.Of happy times and laughing timesAnd bright sunny days.I'd like the tears of those who grieve,To dry before the sunOf happy memories that I leave When life is done.
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Tanja Veronika Bendig

July 12, 1968 - February 9, 2015

Tanja was born on July 12, 1968, in Ulm, West Germany. She came to the Phoenix area in January, 1972. She was a loving person who cared about understanding and helping her family and friends. She majored in Psychology at Gateway community College and was elected to the national Honor Society. Tanja is survived by her parents, Henry and Erna Anderson; Four children, Ronald , Dominique ,...
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Evelyn Marie Williamson

August 31, 1940 - February 7, 2015

Evelyn Williamson, age 74, passed away on Saturday, February 7, 2015 in Lubbock, TexasFuneral Services were held Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 10AM at the Church of Christ in Hermleigh, Texas, with Rick Morgan officiating. Graveside service will be at 9:00am, Monday, February 16, 2015 at Resthaven Park Cemetery in Glendale, Arizona. Ms. Williamson was born on Saturday August 31, 1940 to Wesley...
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Kathlyn Francis Buckwalter

May 15, 1951 - February 5, 2015


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Howard Hopeton Hayden

December 11, 2014 - February 5, 2015

I'd like the memory of meTo be a happy one.I'd like to leave an afterglowOf smilesWhen life is done.I'd like to leave an echo whisperingSoftly down the ways.Of happy times and laughing timesAnd bright sunny days.I'd like the tears of those who grieve,To dry before the sunOf happy memories that I leave When life is done.
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Kathy Francis Buckwalter

May 15, 1951 - February 5, 2015


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Susan Drescher

January 25, 1939 - February 3, 2015


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Susan Elizabeth Drescher

January 25, 1939 - February 3, 2015

I'd like the memory of meTo be a happy one.I'd like to leave an afterglowOf smilesWhen life is done.I'd like to leave an echo whisperingSoftly down the ways.Of happy times and laughing timesAnd bright sunny days.I'd like the tears of those who grieve,To dry before the sunOf happy memories that I leave When life is done.
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Deborah Jean Brown

January 26, 1952 - February 3, 2015

WearyGod saw you getting weary.He did what He thought was best.He put His arms around youand said, Come and rest.He opened up His golden gateson that heartbreaking day,and with His arms around you,you gently slipped away.It broke our hearts to lose you.You did not go alone.A part of us went with you,The day God called you home.
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Guelda A. Butler

September 14, 1926 - February 1, 2015


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Evelyn B. Fisher

February 1, 1921 - February 1, 2015


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Ernest Edward Card

December 10, 1926 - January 31, 2015


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Meropi Sarvani Forkeotes

March 23, 1932 - January 31, 2015

Visitation for Meropi Sarvani Forkeotes will be held on Thursday, February 5, 2015 from 5:00p.m. t0 8:00p.m. at West Resthaven Funeral Home 6450 W. Northern Ave. Glendale, Arizona 85301. Funeral Mass will take place on Friday, February 6, 2015 at 10:00a.m. at Holy Trinity Cathedral 1973 E. Maryland Ave. Phoenix, Arizona 85016. Burial to follow at Resthaven Park Cemetery 6450 W. Northern Ave....
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Sandra Le Smith

May 31, 1960 - January 30, 2015

Fill not your hearts withpain and sorrow,but remember me in every tomorrow.Remember the joy, thelaughter, the smiles,I've only gone to rest a little while.Although my leaving causes pain and grief,my going has eased my hurt,and given me relief.So dry your eyes and remember me,not as I am now, but as I used to be.Because, I will remember you all,and look on with a smile.Understand in your hearts...
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Glorya Taray Huff

July 19, 1943 - January 29, 2015


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Alan Douglas Brott

June 6, 1963 - January 28, 2015


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Alan Douglas Brott

June 6, 1963 - January 28, 2015

I'd like the memory of meTo be a happy one.I'd like to leave an afterglowOf smilesWhen life is done.I'd like to leave an echo whisperingSoftly down the ways.Of happy times and laughing timesAnd bright sunny days.I'd like the tears of those who grieve,To dry before the sunOf happy memories that I leave When life is done.
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Ruth E. Hill

May 16, 1925 - January 24, 2015


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Christine Pierson

October 21, 1929 - January 24, 2015


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Christine Pierson

October 21, 1929 - January 24, 2015

Pierson, Christine went home to be with her Savior on January 24, 2015, at the age of 85. She was born October 21, 1929, in Summit Hill, PA, the daughter of Samuel and Christine Peruch. Predeceased by her husband of almost 40 years, Richard in 2010, her sisters Mary and Ruth and her brothers John and Joseph.Christine is survived by her son, Lloyd Rathburn and her daughter Doree Stratmeyer, her...
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Gail M. Gallbreath

June 15, 2014 - January 22, 2015


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Gail M. Gillbreath

June 15, 1924 - January 22, 2015

Fill not your hearts withpain and sorrow,but remember me in every tomorrow.Remember the joy, thelaughter, the smiles,I've only gone to rest a little while.Although my leaving causes pain and grief,my going has eased my hurt,and given me relief.So dry your eyes and remember me,not as I am now, but as I used to be.Because, I will remember you all,and look on with a smile.Understand in your hearts...
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Vivienne A. Nutting

November 11, 1921 - January 22, 2015

Vivienne A. Nutting, 93 of Phoenix, Arizona passed away on January 22, 2015. A graveside service will be held at Resthaven Park Cemetery on February 10, 2015 at 11:00am.Fill not your hearts withpain and sorrow,but remember me in every tomorrow.Remember the joy, thelaughter, the smiles,I've only gone to rest a little while.Although my leaving causes pain and grief,my going has eased my hurt,and...
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Gail M. Gillbreath

June 15, 1924 - January 22, 2015

Fill not your hearts withpain and sorrow,but remember me in every tomorrow.Remember the joy, thelaughter, the smiles,I've only gone to rest a little while.Although my leaving causes pain and grief,my going has eased my hurt,and given me relief.So dry your eyes and remember me,not as I am now, but as I used to be.Because, I will remember you all,and look on with a smile.Understand in your hearts...
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Dolores Gray

January 16, 1936 - January 21, 2015


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Sarah Ellen Yoder

December 26, 1930 - January 21, 2015


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Harold Egy

January 1, 1930 - January 21, 2015

Fill not your hearts withpain and sorrow,but remember me in every tomorrow.Remember the joy, thelaughter, the smiles,I've only gone to rest a little while.Although my leaving causes pain and grief,my going has eased my hurt,and given me relief.So dry your eyes and remember me,not as I am now, but as I used to be.Because, I will remember you all,and look on with a smile.Understand in your hearts...
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Karl William Harshberger

June 14, 1954 - January 21, 2015

Karl William Harshberger, 60 of Payson, AZ, died January 21st , 2015. He was born June 14th, 1954 in Dodge City Kansas, the son of Margaret Harshberger of Minneola, Kansas. He attended and graduated from Minneola High school in 1972 where he was a member of the Football Team. He went on and served 4 yrs Active duty and 2 yrs reserve in the United States Navy on the USS Nicholson where he worked...
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Eloisa Hernandez

November 28, 1919 - January 17, 2015


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Lucy M. CORNUM

January 22, 2001 - January 17, 2015


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Vince Allan Sanders

December 11, 1959 - January 16, 2015

Vince Allan Sanders was born to Martha A Sanders and Alex Early on December 11th, 1959, in Fort Wayne, Indiana.He received his certificate in Respiratory Therapy, at Apollo College.He was baptized in Jesus Name and filled with the Holy Ghost at First Pentecostal Church, Phoenix, Arizona. He was called home on January 16, 2015 He was preceded by his mother, Martha A Sanders, sisters Rhonda A...
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Dixie Lee King

October 31, 1940 - January 13, 2015

Dixie Lee King, 74, passed peacefully and went to be with our Lord on January 13, 2015. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. Dixie is lovingly remembered by her children Bradley and Crystal, her grandchildren Kaitlyn, Logan, Kelsey, Lacey and Zoey, and her great grandchild Jaxon. She was born on October 31, 1940 to Claude and Maxine Sauls. She was the second of...
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Manny Flores

January 19, 1991 - January 13, 2015

Manny Flores III from Goodyear, Arizona entered eternal life January 13, 2015. He preceded in death by his sister Leanna Flores. Survived by his parents Sandy and Manny Flores.
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Vicente O. Armenta

July 13, 1955 - January 13, 2015

Fill not your hearts withpain and sorrow,but remember me in every tomorrow.Remember the joy, thelaughter, the smiles,I've only gone to rest a little while.Although my leaving causes pain and grief,my going has eased my hurt,and given me relief.So dry your eyes and remember me,not as I am now, but as I used to be.Because, I will remember you all,and look on with a smile.Understand in your hearts...
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Melba Jean Killingsworth

October 19, 1933 - January 12, 2015


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Maria Elena Gomez

August 18, 1944 - January 11, 2015

Maria Elena Gomez of Glendale, Arizona passed away on January 11th, this past Sunday. Maria was born on August 18th, 1944 in Peoria, Arizona. Maria was a supervisor and worked at the Maricopa County Assessor's Office for 26 years. She also worked and taught at Glendale Elementary Schools for 2 years. Maria was a devoted volunteer for Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Maria and her husband worked with...
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Marvene Thompson

June 1, 1939 - January 9, 2015


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Henry TITTLE

December 31, 1923 - January 8, 2015


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Charles S. Ramirez

December 4, 1931 - January 8, 2015

Fill not your hearts withpain and sorrow,but remember me in every tomorrow.Remember the joy, thelaughter, the smiles,I've only gone to rest a little while.Although my leaving causes pain and grief,my going has eased my hurt,and given me relief.So dry your eyes and remember me,not as I am now, but as I used to be.Because, I will remember you all,and look on with a smile.Understand in your hearts...
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Henry Harley Tittle

December 31, 1923 - January 8, 2015

Henry H. Tittle Jr. Born on December 31, 1923 in Glendale, Arizona. Went home to his Lord and Savior on January 8, 2015. He is survived by: Son Ted, Daughter Susan, 6 Grandchildren, 14 Great Grandchildren and 5 Great Great Grandchildren.Viewing at 12:00p.m. Graveside service at 1:00p.m. at West Resthaven Cemetery 6450 W. Northern Ave. Glendale, Arizona on Monday, January 12, 2015
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Edith L. Woody

January 19, 1923 - January 5, 2015


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Charles S. RAMIREZ

January 19, 1923 - January 5, 2015


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Mary RENNER

June 2, 1919 - January 4, 2015


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Herman T. Melton

July 14, 1926 - January 4, 2015


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Vernon L. ROGERS

October 7, 1926 - January 4, 2015


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Ann R. Smith

March 6, 1916 - January 3, 2015


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Bonnie Lee Wantland

June 1, 1938 - January 2, 2015

Fill not your hearts withpain and sorrow,but remember me in every tomorrow.Remember the joy, thelaughter, the smiles,I've only gone to rest a little while.Although my leaving causes pain and grief,my going has eased my hurt,and given me relief.So dry your eyes and remember me,not as I am now, but as I used to be.Because, I will remember you all,and look on with a smile.Understand in your hearts...
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Lillas C. MANDIGO

August 21, 1919 - January 1, 2015


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Larol L. Votteler

February 22, 1950 - December 31, 2014


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Flora Mary Pina

November 26, 1927 - December 31, 2014

Flora Mary Fernandes Pina, 87, of Phoenix, passed away on December 31, 2014. She was born in Marion, Massachusetts on November 26, 1927 to Henry (deceased) and Mary (deceased) Fernandes. Flora was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. She graduated from Wareham High School. She married her beloved husband, Nicholas R. Pina and shared 67 wonderful years with him. While...
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Evelyn Nella Christiansen

September 2, 1930 - December 30, 2014


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Ubaldo J. DE LUNA

November 14, 1930 - December 29, 2014


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Helene R. Jarling

May 13, 1919 - December 28, 2014


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Dean Arnold Hansen

September 29, 1931 - December 27, 2014

Dean A. Hansen was born in Jasper, Minnesota on 09/29/1931 to Ernest and Catherine Hansen. He lived his entire childhood on a farm near Jasper until graduating high school in 1949. Dean served in The National Guard from 1948 until 1952. He returned home to Jasper. He then went to Devry University in Chicago. Then on 02/1953 Dean became reunited with childhood friend Ruth Zimmerman. They were...
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Juana Gomez Grimaldo

June 24, 1939 - December 26, 2014


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Evangeliine GEARHART

November 25, 1932 - December 25, 2014


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Linda Lou Tuzik

September 3, 1946 - December 25, 2014

In Lieu of flowers, please make donations to National Kidney Foundation of Arizona.azkidney.org
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Virginia Joe Tvedte

June 7, 1929 - December 22, 2014


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Virginia Joe Tvedte

June 7, 1929 - December 22, 2014

Virginia Joe Tvedte, age 85, of Glendale Arizona, passed away Monday, December 22, 2014, at Hospice of the Valley in Glendale. She was born June 7, 1929, in Neosho, Missouri, to Clarence and Maude Briggs.Virginia attended Noel High School in Noel Missouri. She was united in marriage to Robert Hans Tvedte on March 11, 1956. Robert passed away May 10, 1996.Virginia enjoyed spending time with her...
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Dat Le Tran

February 16, 1992 - December 21, 2014


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Dat Le Tran

February 16, 1992 - December 21, 2014


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Constance D. MILLER

December 30, 1922 - December 18, 2014


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Otilia G. Diaz

August 10, 1945 - December 18, 2014


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Otilia G. Diaz

August 10, 1945 - December 18, 2014

DIAZ, OTILIA G. "Tilly" Otilia G. Diaz, 69, passed into the hands of the LORD and once again embraced her son Adrian on December 18, 2014. She was born in Guadalupe Victoria, Chih, MX to Manuel and Gabriela Gallegos. She was the youngest of 10 siblings to migrant parents traveling throughout the southwest working and attending school whenever possible. Although she worked most of her life from...
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Robert Lee Hrenchir

February 20, 1950 - December 17, 2014


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Robert Lee Hrenchir

February 20, 1950 - December 17, 2014

Robert Lee HrenchirRobert passed away December 17, 2014 at age 64. He was born in St. Joseph, MO on February 20, 1950. He graduated from Glendale Union High School in 1968. After attending college he became a carpenter and later managed several restaurants. He was a hard worker at all things, including his latest occupation with Phoenix Transit. He loved his family, dog, Bubba, Harley...
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Richard Carl Keesler

September 19, 1963 - December 17, 2014


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Ann C. BISHOP

January 27, 1922 - December 16, 2014


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Jesus Cortez

August 16, 1976 - December 15, 2014


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Richard Elisha Reed

March 19, 1956 - December 15, 2014

Richard E.F. Reed, born March 19, 1956, passed away on December 15, 2014.He was born to parents; Richard E.F, and Mary Reed. Richard is survived by his fiancée; Jayne Wells, brothers; Eric and Bruce Reed and many God children and family members.Services will be held at the Eagles Club #2843 7575 N. 67th Ave on January 3rd, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.
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Rosa Cabrera

September 10, 1924 - December 12, 2014


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Patricio Brisenio Gonzalez

February 4, 1959 - December 12, 2014

Patrick Gonzalez was a loving father,grandpa and loving husand to Norma Gonzalez. Patrick had 4 kids Dejia, Jeremy, DesRae and Jacob and 3 grandkids Joseph,Danielle, and Justin. He loved playing baseball and really enjoyed coaching kids and watching them succeed in life. He was a man of God and a loyal christian who loved church and Praising God. He loved helping others before helping him self,...
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Rose O. Rodriguez

September 4, 1937 - December 11, 2014


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Larry Robert MCGOWEN

March 24, 2014 - December 9, 2014


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Larry R. McGowen

March 24, 1946 - December 9, 2014

Larry Robert McGowen (March 24,1946-December 9, 2014) Larry McGowen passed away in Avondale, Arizona surrounded by family members on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 from injuries suffered in a tragic accident. Larry was born in Turlock California and attended schools in Gustine, Monterey Park and Livingston California. Larry graduated from Gustine High School in 1964. He was one of those rare multi...
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Michele Richard Shamp

June 14, 1947 - December 9, 2014

Michele Richard Shamp began his life journey on June 14, 1947 in Rochester, NY., his mission on earth was completed on December 9, 2014 in Surprise, AZ. Mike served in the United States Marine Corps for 4 years, he worked for AT&T and retired from the City of Phoenix. Mike was a loving caring father he enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing with family and friends. He also participated with...
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Harold C. SHELTON

December 20, 1931 - December 6, 2014


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Dorothy Palmer Black

November 4, 1924 - December 6, 2014


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Dorothy Palmer Black

November 4, 1924 - December 6, 2014

Dorothy Palmer Black (90 yrs) of Buckeye, Arizona. Born on November 4th, 1924 in Bountiful, Utah. Dorothy was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband LeRoy Black Sr. and daughter Irene Ambrose. She is survived by sons LeRoy Jr. and David and daughter DeAnne Russell. We will miss her dearly. She is with our Heavenly Father now. Private...
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Beverly M. Norcross

February 16, 1933 - December 6, 2014

Norcross, Beverly 81 of Glendale, Arizona passed away peacefully on December 6, 2014. She is no longer in pain and has gone to heaven to join her beloved husband Victor Norcross, daughter Victoria Norcross, and grandson Brian Glaspy. Born in Erie, PA came to Arizona in 1958 with her husband of 60 years. She was a homemaker and enjoyed bowling, fishing, family gatherings and weekly visits to Liz...
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Lee T. BYRER

July 3, 1920 - December 5, 2014


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