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Our Obituaries

John "Jack" Arthur Laird

June 15, 1943 - January 1, 2016

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Joseph Lawrence Grenan

October 27, 1929 - January 1, 2016

Joseph Lawrence Grenan, 86, of Glendale, passed away on January 1, 2016. Private services will be held at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona.
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Joanne Helen Walter

November 30, 1931 - December 31, 2015

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Laurina Elda Schneider

May 18, 1933 - December 30, 2015

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Mae Irene Shoemaker

May 19, 1929 - December 29, 2015

Mae Irene Shoemaker-Howard-Robinson, was born on May 19, 1929 to Thelma and Francis Robinson, she was married to Robert D. Howard Sr. in 1947 and they divorced in the late 60's, they had 8 children together. She was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years Marion Shoemaker. Mae moved to Phoenix, from Akron, Ohio in her teens, graduating from Phoenix Union High School. She always enjoyed...
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Calvin C. Odom

April 25, 1921 - December 29, 2015

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Romaine Hazel Doven

March 21, 1930 - December 28, 2015

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Larry Don McMullin

October 4, 1954 - December 25, 2015

Larry Don McMullin , our dear father and brother, passed away in his Peoria, Arizona home December 25, 2015. Larry is survived by his sons, Ian Patrick and Bryce Devin McMullin, his sister Debra Barnes, former spouse and forever friend Kathy Tanner McMullin, step-daughter Jessica Manning, and a large extended family of Arizona and Utah natives. He graduated from Holbrook High School, DeVry...
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Nancy Hawley Demboski

May 7, 1944 - December 25, 2015

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Scott Edward Seaver

May 11, 1961 - December 24, 2015

Scott Edward Seaver died peacefully in his home on December 24, 2015 in Glendale, AZ at the age of 54. Scott is survived by his wife, Judy; children, Kara, Shane, and Brandon; siblings, Richard, David, Russell, and Debbie; grandchildren, Shawn and Hayley. He is preceded in death by his parents Mildred and Russell Seaver, sister Diane Scott was born on May 11, 1961 in Plymouth, Massachusetts...
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Patricia Ann Driscoll

September 29, 1953 - December 22, 2015

Patricia Ann Driscoll, 62, passed away in Phoenix, Arizona on December 22, 2015. She was born in Stamford, Connecticut on September 29, 1953 to Joseph and Dorothy Prunotto. Patty had lived in Arizona for the past 37 years. She was very involved with American Legion Post #117 and her church, The Life in Christ Lutheran Church. With the American Legion, she was part of the "Legion Riders" and...
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David Arthur Patterson

October 16, 1958 - December 22, 2015

David Arthur Patterson 57 of Peoria, AZ joined his Heavenly Father on December 22, 2015. Dave was born October 16, 1958 in Denver, CO to Ellsworth "Arthur" and Barbara (Watt) Patterson. The family moved to AZ when Dave was a baby. Dave served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Italy Milano Mission from 1977-1979. Dave attended college at BYU and went to dental...
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Frederick C. Mankel

July 27, 1949 - December 21, 2015

Fred "Fritz" Mankel of Glendale, AZ passed away suddenly on December 21, 2015. Fred (Fritz) was born on July 27, 1949 in Cincinnati and moved to Wilmette, Il as a young child. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma. Fritz relocated to Phoenix and began a 30 year career with the City of Phoenix. He enjoyed reading, hiking with friends, walking his dog Mitzi, seeing movies, playing in...
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Lorenzo John Griego

December 23, 2000 - December 19, 2015

Lorrenzo John Griego was embraced into God's everlasting life on December 19, 2015 Lo, as he was affectionately known, was born on December 23, 2000 in Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. He is survived by his mother, Megan Griego; sister, Elena; brother, Joaquin; father, Dominic Griego; his grandmothers, Theresa Chavez and Lita Griego and great grandmothers, Esther Chavez and Delfina Griego. He...
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Ernest Yutze Flores

December 9, 1928 - December 19, 2015

Ernest Yutze Flores Entered Into Life December 9, 1928 in Laveen, Arizona and Entered Into Rest December 19, 2015 in Youngtown, Arizona. He was ready to leave his earthly body that failed him. He was so anxious to meet our Lord and to see the awesomeness of heaven. And I know without a doubt in my mind that God has welcomed him home and given him paradise and eternal life. Until I see you...
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Kenneth Randall Carroll

November 24, 1949 - December 18, 2015

Kenneth Randall Carroll (Kenny/Ken) was born on November 24, 1949 to Kenneth Frank Carroll and Lee Fowler Carroll. He passed away at home in Peoria, AZ surrounded by family and friends on December 18, 2016. He is survived by his wife Barbara, children Kimberlie, Mitchell, Tisha. Cameron, Patrick, and Michael. Grandchildren Emily, Jordan, Tacoda, and Sophia. Brothers Billy, Johnny, and Michael....
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Frank Christopher Insana, Sr.

January 13, 1945 - December 18, 2015

Frank C. Insana Sr. passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Dec 18, 2015 at the age of 70. Frank is survived by his wife Joanne, his son, Frank C. Insana Jr. and his wife Beth, his daughters: Carol Djekic, Bobbi and Nichole Insana. Frank was preceded in death by his daughter Mary. Frank is also survived by his three grandchildren; Frank, Anthony, and Joseph. Additional family...
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Virginia Louise Johnson

November 16, 1927 - December 16, 2015

Virginia Louise (Gina) Johnson of Peoria, passed on December 16 at 88. Born on November 16, 1927 in Globe AZ to Mike & Julia Sliskovich, is survived by her sisters Helen Petersen and Janet Sanford and brother Tom Sliskovich, her daughter Vicki (Jim) Day, & her two sons David (Loretta) Johnson & Mike (Jan) Johnson, 4 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She married Francis Lynn (Bud)...
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Diane Ripley

November 16, 1947 - December 15, 2015

Diane Ripley, (68) passed away on December 15, 2015 in Surprise, Arizona. Diane was born in Hiawatha, Kansas to Harold & Helen Foster. She married Jim Ripley and became a devoted Air Force wife. They had 4 children and she was very devoted to her family in every way. They retired in Glendale, Arizona. Diane was the most loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. ...
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Richard Allen Jones

June 13, 1937 - December 13, 2015

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Jennie Serrano

January 30, 1929 - December 13, 2015

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Charles Robert James

November 11, 1956 - December 12, 2015

Charles Robert James 59 of Glendale, AZ, passed away December 12, 2015. Charles was born November 11, 1956 in Hot Springs, Arkansas to Martha (Monroe) and Tillman James. The James family moved to Arizona in 1968. Charles spent the majority of his life dedicated to his studies of Psychology and Theology in which he earned his Doctorates. He was an ordained minister. He enjoyed counseling and...
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Brian Michael Milmine

April 24, 1974 - December 10, 2015

Brian Michael Milmine, age 41, a wonderful father, son, brother and friend, passed away on December 10, 2015. Brian was born in Bellflower, CA and dedicated his life to his family, friends and his faith. Brian graduated from Horizon High School, Class of 1993. Brian was preceded in death by his mother, Carol Dyer. Survivors include his father, Michael Gordon Milmine, a brother,...
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Jane L. Shaffer

November 20, 1923 - December 9, 2015

Jane L. Shaffer passed away Dec. 9, 2015 at Thunderbird Senior Living in Glendale, AZ. She was born in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania to Clair (Curly) and Blanche Lukehart. She attended public schools in Punxsutawney and nursing school in Pittsburg, PA. On June 5, 1948 she married James Shaffer. Mr. Shaffer passed away in 1963. Mrs. Shaffer worked at hospitals in Pittsburg and also as an...
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Maria Del Pilar Lozano

November 16, 1960 - December 8, 2015

Maria Del Pilar Lozano 55 of Glendale, AZ passed away on December 8, 2015. Pilar was one of four children born to Alejandro and Ramona (Villalobos) Lozano on November 16, 1960 in Los Angeles, CA. Pilar was a child with special needs, a heart of gold, and was a blessing with her smile. Doctor's had told the family that she would likely only live to be 25 years of age before passing away. After...
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Simarinda Josefina Pacheco Gomez

February 23, 1924 - December 8, 2015

Simarinda Josefina Pacheco Gomez Simarinda passed away on December 8, 2015 in Sun City, Arizona. Simarinda was born in Taos New Mexico on February 23, 1924. Simarinda lived in Gallup for all of her married life. She is survived by two sons, Edward Gomez of Arlington, Virginia and Marcelino Rodolfo Gomez, of Phoenix, Arizona and two daughters, Catherine Whitlock, of Wittmann, Arizona and...
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Hazel Jeannine Ritchey

August 29, 1929 - December 8, 2015

Ritchey, Hazel J., aka Nelson, "Jo" 86 of Phoenix, AZ passed away December 8, 2015. Jo was born in Nenzel, NE to Ralph and Opal Gardiner. Jo married Leonard "Shorty" Nelson from Martin SD in 1946 and they raised three daughters, Deloris, Carol, and Judy while living in Custer, SD. They made their home in Casa Grande AZ in 1982. Leonard passed away in 2000, after 54 years of marriage. Jo met and...
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Roseann Dutton

June 3, 1934 - December 5, 2015

Roseann Dutton, beloved wife, mother and grandmother has gone home to our Heavenly Father. Roseann was born in St. George, Kansas, June of 1934 and leaves behind: husband Leonard Dutton and children: Greg Dutton (Linda), Dana Taylor (David), Darla MacLeod (Scott), Dawn Pinto (Alex) and 9 grandchildren. Viewing will be held on 12/15/15 from 5 to 8pm at Heritage Funeral Chapel, 6830 W....
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Verdie Lucille "Lucy" Wood

October 29, 1923 - December 4, 2015

Verdie Lucille 'Lucy' (Rouse) Wood nee Hood October 29, 1923 – December 4, 2015 Lucy was born and raised in Pilot Point, Texas, until her parents moved the family to St. Louis, MO when she was a pre-teen. They settled at 9915 St. Charles Rock Road Rear establishing the first Hood's Discount Store. Oldest of four children, Lucy is preceded in death by her parents and brothers, John and Ernie....
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Clifford Harold Prewitt

December 6, 1952 - December 4, 2015

Clifford Harold Prewitt, 62, of Glendale, passed away on December 4, 2015. Private services will be held at a later date.
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Mary Hardie

September 22, 1944 - December 1, 2015

Mary Hardie passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2015 in Phoenix Arizona. She was born on September 22, 1944 in Hagerstown, Maryland. She lived in the Phoenix area most of her life. Mary enjoyed being a care giver for over 15 years and was an active member of the North Valley Baptist Church, in Deer Valley, Arizona. She was an amazing mother and grandmother, ( NANA) and loved by all. She will be...
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Ruth Selma Donaldson

September 23, 1910 - December 1, 2015

Ruth S. Donaldson passed away in her sleep December 1, 2015 in Glendale, AZ. She was 105. Ruth was born in Roselle Park, New Jersey on September 23, 1910 the youngest of ten children to John and Caroline Walther. In 1935 she married William "Bill" Donaldson. Ruth worked for Carrier Engineering and was transferred to Syracuse, NY while Bill stayed at his job in Elizabeth, NJ. A tough commute...
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Rozellen Ryan

May 8, 1939 - November 30, 2015

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Rodney Foster Denney, Jr.

April 26, 1994 - November 29, 2015

Rodney Foster Denney, Jr. passed away on November 29, 2015 at the young age of 21. Rodney was born April 26, 1994 in Olympia, WA to Rodney & Johna Denney. He grew up in Aberdeen, WA. , where he and his family would always go on long camping trips with lifelong friends. Rodney Jr loved the outdoors, he enjoyed camping and fishing, building things, and he would often be found taking something...
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Everett Lee Link

October 22, 1937 - November 25, 2015

Everett Lee Link 78 of Phoenix, AZ went to be with the Lord (due to natural causes) on November 25, 2015. Everett was born on October 22, 1937 to Harold and Viva (Pippenger) in Auburn, Indiana. Everett Attended and graduated from Auburn High school class of 1955. Following high school he worked for General Electric in Fort Wayne, IN and then for General Electric/Honeywell in Phoenix, AZ. ...
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Mary Ann Hargens

July 21, 1937 - November 25, 2015

Mary Ann Hargens came into this world on a South Dakota farm in July 1937 and passed to her home in heaven on November 25, 2015. During her time in this temporary realm called earth, she married, bore 3 children and nurtured 7 grandchildren. All will miss her dearly but praise God for taking her from the hardship of a very lengthy illness. Mary Ann taught elementary school in Phoenix for almost...
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Stephen Joseph Abberton

July 7, 1931 - November 24, 2015

Stephen Joseph Abberton, 84, of Peoria entered into eternal life on November 24, 2015. Born July 7, 1931 in his parents' farmhouse in Rossmore, Woodford, County Galway, Ireland, he left for Toronto on March 1, 1953 like many other Irish immigrants. His travels would take him to Chicago in 1955, where he would meet and marry his best friend, Eileen Daly, on April 18, 1959 at St. Mel's Church...
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Arthur Bernard Kuberra

December 9, 1918 - November 24, 2015

Art Kuberra passed away on November 24th at the age of 96. Like most young men of the Greatest Generation, Art enlisted in the military and serviced in the European Theatre during WWII, rising to the rank of Major in the US Air Force. A pilot, and attached to the 53rd Troop Carrier Wing of the 8th Air Force, Art participated in the first long-distance dual glider tow in history and served...
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Robert Glenn Chaffin

February 7, 1921 - November 23, 2015

Robert Glenn Chaffin Reverend Robert Chaffin, 94, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Monday night November 23, 2015 from a massive stroke. Brother Chaffin was born to Charles and Rosie Annie (Bowen) Chaffin February 7th 1921 in Phillipsburg, Kansas. Bob spent his childhood 11 1/2 miles south of Phillipsburg on the Chaffin homestead in a humble two-room house. In 1939 Bob received the...
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Helen May Foster

December 8, 1929 - November 23, 2015

Helen May Foster, 85, of Glendale, passed away on November 23, 2015. Graveside services will be held on Monday, November 30 at 1:00pm at Resthaven Park Cemetery, 6450 W. Northern Ave., Glendale, Arizona. Helen and her husband Vern lived most of their 53-year marriage in Glendale, Arizona prior to his passing in 2005. Together they had three children, Susan, Steven, and Scott. Steven and his...
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Donald Lloyd Enger

August 4, 1931 - November 22, 2015

Donald Lloyd Enger left this earth and passed into Heaven on November 22, 2015 at 5:25 AM in Glendale, Arizona. Everyone that met Don, knew he was a wonderful man with a beautiful soul. He had an amazing sense of humor and it was hard to get one up on him. He kept that sense of humor even through his medical challenges. Don's first passion was his love of family. He loved us dearly as we did...
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James "Jim" E. Bigley

February 25, 1929 - November 21, 2015

James E. Bigley (Jim) passed away surrounded by family on November 21, 2015 at the age of 86. He was born on February 25, 1929 in New Castle, PA. Jim spent his life married to his wife Enis of 69 years. Jim spread his love among his family and many close friends, who often referred to him as "The Hammer." Jim enjoyed taking his sons and grandchildren fishing and hunting. Jim also made many...
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Joseph Albert Dachtler

August 24, 1963 - November 20, 2015

Dachtler, Joseph (Joe) Albert 52, of Phoenix, Arizona passed away November 20, 2015. Joe was the first of four children born to Janice (Steele) and Joseph Dachtler on August 24, 1963 in Cleveland, Ohio. Joe's family moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1972 where the children were raised. Joe went to Moon Valley High School and later became a flooring installer with his own business. He enjoyed...
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Charles H. Richardson

March 31, 1919 - November 16, 2015

Charles Henry Richardson was born March 31, 1919 in New Haven, Connecticut and died November 16, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. Charles was born to Patrick Francis Richardson and Mary Elizabeth McMahon, and was the youngest child of 3 girls and 3 boys. He grew up and attended elementary and high school in New Haven. Charles earned a Bachelors and Masters degree from the University of Tennessee in...
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Kiernan Adam Wimmer

August 26, 1985 - November 14, 2015

Kiernan Adam Wimmer, 30, of Phoenix, AZ passed away on November 14, 2015. He was born on August 26, 1985 in Elizabeth City, NC to Roy Wimmer and Mary Pineda-Wimmer. Kiernan honorably served in the United States Marine Corps and was stationed at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, CA with the 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion. He received his Masters Degree from WP Carey School of Business...
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Martha "Marty" Jane Kreitler

June 16, 1929 - November 12, 2015

Kreitler, Martha Jane "Marty", passed away peacefully at the age of 86 on November 12, 2015 surrounded by her family. Marty was born in NY on June 16, 1929. She raised her 7 children in New Jersey and Phoenix where the family moved to in 1972. Marty was a beloved wife, wonderful mother, attentive grandmother and great friend to many. Marty is survived by her husband Frank of 64 years, her...
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Dalia L. Gurule

April 23, 1929 - November 12, 2015

Dalia Gurule was born 04-29-1929. She was 86 years young she battled breast cancer. And she was a widow since 1995 when her husband Antonio Gurule passed away. Today (November 17th) would of been there 75th year wedding anniversary. They were married 50 years when he passed away of lung cancer. She had 6 children and 3 living. She has 13 grandchildren and 29 great granchildren and 7 great great...
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Shirlee R. Kellogg

January 4, 1954 - November 12, 2015

Shirlee R. Kellogg 61 of Goodyear, AZ passed away November 12, 2015. Shirlee was a true California girl being born on January 4, 1954 to Carole Sumner and Robert Pitts in Long Beach, California. She was raised in California by her mother and Step Father Ted Lansdon. Shirlee met the love of her life and married Kern Kellogg December 16, 1976. She was extremely devoted and supportive to Kern....
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Dolores Anne "Dolli" Young

June 18, 1931 - November 12, 2015

Dolores Anne Axmacher Young passed away November 12, 2015 in Peoria, AZ. She was born in Johnstown, PA on June 18, 1931, her parents' wedding anniversary. She was known as Dolli to her friends and family and affectionately called "D" by her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents Kenneth William and Ethel Axmacher; her brother Jim Axmacher; her husband Chick Young; her son...
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Betty A.R. Massey

September 14, 1926 - November 11, 2015

Betty Massey, 89, of Peoria, Az passed away on November 11, 2015. She was born in Orillia, Ontario, Canada on September 14, 1926. Betty moved to Arizona in 1988 from Los Angeles, CA with her husband, Douglas, following their retirement. Betty was preceded in death by her husband Douglas in October of 2002. She is survived by her two daughters, Lou-Enne (Fred) Lyddon and Jill (William) Hanna;...
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Timothy Jordan Lewis

June 22, 1995 - November 11, 2015

Timothy Jordan Lewis, 20, of Phoenix died November 11, 2015 as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident involving a drunk driver. He was born on June 22, 1995 in Phoenix, the son of Taekla and Josh Baker. He attended Deer Valley High School. He was currently employed as an electrician at One Way Electric in Phoenix. Timmy is survived by his parents Taekla & Josh Baker,...
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Michael Leyland Teague

November 6, 1979 - November 9, 2015

Michael Leyland Teague, 36, of Glendale, Arizona passed away unexpectantly on November 9, 2015. He was born in Tustin, California on November 6, 1979. Michael married his true love, Korla McGuire, in 2013 in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was a hard worker and strived to be the best man he could be for his family. Michael is survived by his wife Korla of 2 years, mother Tamara Teague (Ken),...
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Margret Segel

April 1, 1938 - November 8, 2015

Margret Segel, 77, of Glendale, Arizona, passed away peacefully surrounded by her husband and children in her home on Sunday, November 8, 2015. Born April 1, 1938 in Volkenroth, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Hermann and Luise Mogk. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Paul Segel; two daughters, Evelyn Albritton and Patty Caruso, son-in-law; Steve Albritton, sister; Edith...
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Georgene Helen Krogman

February 22, 1933 - November 8, 2015

Georgene Helen Krogman, 82, passed away on November 8, 2015 in Phoenix, AZ. She was born on February 22, 1933 in LaMotte, Iowa to Frank and Helen Kremer. Georgene married Arthur Krogman on September 21, 1954. They were happily married for 56 years. Georgene and Arthur raised their family of five children in Clinton, Iowa. Not only was Georgene a loving wife and mother but an elementary school...
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Carmen S. Amico

October 25, 1943 - November 8, 2015

Carmen S. Amico, age 72, passed away on November 8, 2015. He was born on October 25, 1943 in St. Catherine, Sicily, Italy to Salvatore and Grace Amico. His family moved to the United States in 1952 and settled in Chicago, Illinois. In 2009, he retired to Arizona. Carmen was preceded in death by his parents, and is survived by his sister Mary J. Amico, brother Alphonso J. (Lucia) Amico, niece...
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Robert "Kat" Cruz Altamirano

September 19, 1928 - November 7, 2015

Robert "Kat" Cruz Altamirano peacefully left his home and danced through heaven's gates on November 7, 2015. He was met by his beloved wife Juanita, brothers, sister and parents. Those mourning his loss include sons Dennis (Belinda) & Robert, Jr., daughters Barbara & Linda (Dominic), six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and countless family & friends. Born September 19, 1928 in the...
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Rita Marie Tomlin

March 11, 1933 - November 6, 2015

Rita Marie Tomlin, 82, passed away Nov 6, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. Rita was born Rita Marie Sabus on March 11, 1933 to George and Blanche Sabus (West) in Churdan, Iowa. She graduated from Jefferson High School and Iowa School of Beauty. Her first job was with Braniff Airlines and afterwards was a stay-at-home mom devoted to raising her six boys. When the boys were old enough she...
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Norma Jean Blaylock

June 10, 1947 - November 4, 2015

Norma Jean Blaylock It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Norma Jean Blaylock (McCombs). Norma passed away on November 4th, 2015 at St-Joseph's hospital surrounded by loved ones at the age of 68. She is preceded by her parents Margerette Lou Van Waardhuizen and Gene McCombs, husband Timothy (Tim), and grandson Anthony. She is survived by her three children Karen (David),...
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David Lewis Molina

October 25, 1964 - November 3, 2015

David L. Molina passed away on November 3rd, 2015 and was 51 years old. He is preceded in death by his father Joseph and his grandmother Isabel. He is survived by his mother Virginia, sisters Mary, Cathy (Paul), brothers Henry (Mary), Manuel (Yvonne) and his first nephew Joseph (Virginia) along with many nieces, great nieces, nephews and great nephews. David loved children, his beautiful dog...
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Jean Marie Riddle

April 26, 1918 - November 1, 2015

Jean Riddle passed peacefully on the Feast of All Saints in Phoenix, Arizona on November 1, 2015 with her family at her bedside. She was born on April 26, 1918 in Erie, Pennsylvania to John and Frances Selinger. Jean was the beloved wife of Jerome Riddle for 55 years and the cherished mother of eight children. Jean proudly raised her children on a dairy farm in Pennsylvania and began her...
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Lea Olivia Espinoza

October 31, 2015 - October 31, 2015

Lea Olivia Espinoza Entered Into Glory on October 31, 2015. She is survived by parents:Lorenzo Espinoza and Alannah Canez, and her loving grandparents. Memorial Service will be held Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 10:00 AM at Heritage Funeral Chapel 6830 W. Thunderbird Rd., Peoria, AZ
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Joni Gail Rooney

April 2, 1959 - October 29, 2015

Joni Gail Rooney, 56, was called home to be with the Lord on October 29, 2015. She was born on April 2, 1959 in Downey, California and attended Newport Harbor High School in Newport Beach, CA. Joni married Lawrence Rooney in 1981, in Costa Mesa, California and had three children Molly, Daniel and Megan. Some of her passions were: Her Family, Being an Advocate for Autism Awareness, Poetry,...
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Ernestine "Tina" Ahmer

March 21, 1930 - October 28, 2015

Ernestine "Tina" Ahmer, 85, passed away on October 28, 2015. She was born on March 21, 1930 to Ernest and Necia (Wood) Younger in Togo, MS. Tina is survived by her loving husband Gilbert, children, Ken Robinson, Mike Robinson, Debbie Wieting and Tina Diane Ahmer; grandchildren, Kim, Debra, Andrea, Kristie, Heather, Ashley and Mikie; 17 great grandchildren, sisters, Jimmienell Harford and...
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Danny Williams

April 10, 1953 - October 27, 2015

Danny Williams passed away October 27, 2015 at his home. He was born April 10, 1953 at the old Phoenix Indian Hospital on Central Ave., Phoenix, Arizona. Danny was a life long resident of Peoria, Arizona and graduated from Peoria High School. Dan is survived by his son Jason and wife Sheila of St Helena, California and daughter Vanessa Williams of Peoria. He is also survived by 2...
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Todi Lea Ackerman

May 17, 1975 - October 19, 2015

Todi Lea Ackerman Entered into Life May 17, 1975 in San Diego, California and Entered into Rest October 19, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. Daughter of Frank and Victoria Hood, she is survived by her husband, Scott Kennedy Ackerman, children, Nathan, Kyle and Victoria and her brother, Chad. Memorial Service Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 5:00 PM at Heritage Funeral Chapel, 6830 W. Thunderbird...
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Johnny G. Carrasco

July 9, 1930 - October 19, 2015

JOHNNY G. CARRASCO It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Johnny "Tata" G. Carrasco. In the early morning of Monday, October 19, 2015 at the age of 85, Johnny was met at Heaven's Gate by his parents, Isabel and Urbano Carrasco. He is survived by his beautiful and loving wife of 65 years, Lorenza (Lencha); children, Louie, Efren (Margie), Irma (Marty) Brandt, Joseph (Karen...
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Noreene Cunningham Garrison

June 21, 1935 - October 18, 2015

Noreene Cunningham Garrison, 80, of Peoria, AZ passed away on October 18, 2015. She was born on June 21, 1935 to James and Delia (McNicholas) Cunningham in Chicago, IL. She was a proud graduate of St. Mary's High School and St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing. Noreene had a long career as a Registered Nurse. She was active in AA and touched many lives for 35 years in the program. Noreene...
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Timothy J. Blaylock

March 21, 1944 - October 17, 2015

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Timothy "Tim" J. Blaylock. Tim peacefully passed away in the early morning of October 17th, 2015 at the age of 71. He is preceded by his parents Opal and Clyde Blaylock and grandson Anthony. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Norma; his brother Doug, sons Blaine and Jonathan, daughter Karen, grandchildren Ashley, Brandon, and...
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Michaleen Autumn Richardds

November 18, 1985 - October 16, 2015

We will miss your beautiful smile, your love of dance from hip hop and belly dancing to Irish dance, music from rap to classic rock. Your incredible ability to be kind and understanding in the face of your own health concerns never failed to amaze us. A sensitive sole that this world takes too lightly, with strength to make decisions that others would back away from. As your precious angel...
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Lorraine Doris McDermott

July 31, 1933 - October 16, 2015

Lorranie McDermott 82 of Peoria, AZ passed away October 16, 2015. She was born to Robert and Julia (Voss) Smith in Staten Island, NY on July 31, 1933. Lorraine enjoyed reading, traveling, going to church, spending time with friends, and above all her loving family. Lorraine is predeceased by her husband Robert J. McDermott Sr. and her son Robert J. McDermott Jr. Lorraine's legacy continues...
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Barbara Ann Michaels

January 31, 1946 - October 12, 2015

Barbara Ann Michaels of Peoria passed away unexpectedly on 10/12/2015. She was born in Hamtramck, MI and moved to Phoenix in 1963. She is survived by her husband Ron, daughter Lisa (John), grandchildren Dominique (Cody), Makayla, and Carly, brother Dennis (Virginia), niece Krisha (David) along with many family and friends whom she loved very much. She is preceded in death by her parents...
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Patrick "Pat" Francis Area

July 25, 1963 - October 11, 2015

Patrick "Pat" Francis Area, 52, of Phoenix, AZ passed away October 11, 2015. Pat was born on July 25, 1963 in Phoenix, AZ to Delbert and Patricia Area. He was the owner of Area Steel Erectors. Pat enjoyed hiking, water sports, wildlife and spending time with his family especially his grandchildren. He is survived by his loving wife Karma; children Nikki, Adam, Danielle, Christian,...
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Maryann Rathbone

June 16, 1927 - October 9, 2015

Maryann Rathbone, a longtime resident of Lander, died Friday, October 9, in Peoria, AZ after a long battle with Alzheimer. She was 88 years old. No services have been scheduled. Maryann was born in Havre, Montana at Fort Assiniboine, the daughter of Clem and Lilly Kindschy. She graduated from Havre High School in 1945 and went to work in Great Falls, Montana for General Foods as a...
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Herbert Leon Briggs

April 18, 1926 - October 9, 2015

Herbert L. Briggs, 89, of Sun City, Arizona passed away on Friday, October 9, 2015. Herb was born on April 18, 1926 in Worcester, Massachusetts. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He worked for the San Diego Gas and Electric Company for 38 years before retiring. Herb was an avid golfer and square dancer. Herb was preceded in death by his parents, brother...
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Stephanie Sue Sidoti

June 5, 1956 - October 8, 2015

Stephanie Sue Sidoti, our beloved wife, daughter, mother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend, went home to Heaven on Thursday October 8, 2015 in Peoria, Arizona, surrounded by her loving family. Stephanie was born at Ellington Air Force Base, in Houston, Texas on June 5, 1956. Stephanie's passion for her family has been expressed through the things she loved to do with them. Her grandchildren...
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Andrew Joseph Baird

May 16, 1971 - October 5, 2015

Andrew J. Baird passed away on Oct 5th at the age of 44 He leaves many loved ones behind his parents Archibald and Theresa Baird of Glendale, AZ. A sister Michelle McNeaney of Peoria, AZ. A niece Alicia McNeaney of Chicago, IL. A nephew Matthew McNeaney also of Peoria, AZ. Many aunts, uncles, cousins, and close friends in the US and Canada. Especially Jim Hazelwood, Nick Vachon, Danielle...
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William "Bill" Quinn

December 3, 1927 - October 4, 2015

William "Bill" Quinn entered into rest with our Lord on October 4, 2015 after a brief illness. He was born December 3, 1927 in County Leitrim, Ireland. He met his one true love, Deirdre Ryan, as a young man working in Dublin. He emigrated to the U.S., but returned to marry Deirdre and start a life in New York. They were blessed to have 56 years together in marriage. They moved to Arizona...
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Stephen John Foster

February 9, 1997 - October 2, 2015

Stephen John Foster passed away on October 2, 2015. He was a caring young man with a bright future ahead of him, taken from us way too soon. He was a recent graduate of Deer Valley High School, having been a member of the marching band for 4 years. He went on to join the family at the Arrowhead Harkins Theatre. He is survived by his parents Bill and Carol Foster, siblings Billy and...
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Laura Lee Hays

September 23, 1952 - October 1, 2015

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John F. "Johnny Tee" Troutman

April 12, 1955 - September 29, 2015

John F. Troutman, "Johnny Tee," of Anthem passed away September 29, 2015 at 9:44pm. He passed at his home with family present. John was born April 12, 1955 in Indiana. The son of John and Elizabeth Troutman, he was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Patrick Troutman. He is survived by his loving wife, Kathy (Marlow) Troutman; a son, John Steven; a daughter, Kelly Loubet (P.J.);...
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Robert "Bob" James McDermott, Jr.

January 9, 1958 - September 28, 2015

Robert "Bob" James McDermott, Jr., 57, of Phoenix, AZ passed away on September 28, 2015. He was born on January 9, 1958 to Robert and Lorraine (Smith) McDermott in Staten Island, NY. Bob was an avid Arizona Cardinals fan and season ticket holder, he loved to travel and was a collector of many things. Bob was an active member of Christ's Church of the Valley and volunteered his time on...
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Miguel Mares Valencia, Jr.

December 24, 1961 - September 27, 2015

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Iris Burchett Oleske

July 29, 1950 - September 26, 2015

OLESKE, IRIS BURCHETT Iris Patricia Reines Burchett Hochhalter Oleske, 65, of Phoenix, AZ passed away peacefully on September 26, 2015. Iris is interred at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona – Phoenix, AZ. Iris is survived by her loving husband of 23 years, Ed, her two sons (with Robert Hochhalter), James and Dennis, Ed's children, Kimberly, David, and Karen, and eight grandchildren...
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Peter John Neuman

September 8, 1958 - September 26, 2015

Peter John Neuman entered into Life September 8, 1958 in Syracuse, New York and entered into Rest September 26, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. Peter is survived by 3 brothers, Paul Neuman, Harold Neuman and Michael Neuman and 2 sisters Joann Benson and Evelyn Henderson. He was predeceased by his brother Patrick in 1989.
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Flora Gennarelli

November 12, 1931 - September 25, 2015

Flora Gennarelli nee Massucci, age 83. Resident of Peoria, AZ formerly of Glenwood, IL. Native of Foci, Prov. of Isernia, Italy. Wife of Geno Gennarelli. Mother of Rita (Van) DiCarlo of Glendale, AZ and Phillip (Rae) Gennarelli of Austin, TX. Grandmother of six. Sister of the late Pasquale Massucci. Flora enjoyed her many years as a cook at The Tivoli Restaurant in Chicago Heights. ...
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Linda Jeanne Ashton

December 20, 1948 - September 24, 2015

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Jose Lopez

March 17, 1935 - September 23, 2015

Jose Lopez, 80, of Phoenix, Arizona went to the Lord Jesus on Wednesday, September 23, 2015. Jose was born in Chicago, Illinois on March 17, 1935, the youngest of six brothers. His parents were Ramon and Glafira Lopez. Jose was married to Maria Elena Martinez, from Michoacan, Mexico for 44 years. They raised four children in Denver, Colorado. He was extremely dedicated to his family and...
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Maureen A Reif

June 20, 1951 - September 22, 2015

Maureen A. Reif, 64 of Phoenix, AZ, passed away on September 22, 2015. Maureen was born June 20, 1951 to Bernard and Mildred O'Shaughnessy of Illinois. Maureen is survived by her loving husband James J. Reif, and her brothers Dennis and Bryan O'Shaughnessy. Maureen will be missed greatly by all who knew her. A Gathering in her honor will be held at Heritage Funeral Chapel 6830 W....
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Billy John Blair

February 24, 1941 - September 19, 2015

Billy John Blair was born on February 24, 1941 in Camdenton, Missouri to Ralph Loyd and Burla "Ruth" (Osborn) Blair. Billy John attended Camdenton High School and graduated in 1959. He then attended Southwest Missouri State College for one term before enlisting in the United States Marine Corps where in three years was awarded two meritorious promotions attaining the rank of Corporal (E4). ...
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MaryAnn Furcini

November 10, 1930 - September 9, 2015

MaryAnn Furcini, beloved and beautiful mother of 5, grandmother of 14 and great-grandmother of 15; went to be with the Lord on September 9, 2015. MaryAnn was born in Blythedale, PA on November 10, 1930. MaryAnn and John raised their children in Phoenix, AZ where they have lived since 1958. Throughout the years, she maintained a simple and sweet demeanor; and was a humble and kind woman. Her...
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John Everett Nolan

August 27, 1948 - September 7, 2015

John Everett Nolan, 67, of Glendale, son of James and Martha Nolan, loving husband of Donna Nolan, passed on September 7th, 2015. He is survived by his wife Donna, and three girls, Jessica, Jana, and Marisa. He is also survived by ten grandchildren and one great grandchild. John worked as a lithographer until his retirement in 2004. He served his country in Vietnam- 1st BATTALION 9TH...
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Carson James Dumbrell

May 7, 1994 - September 5, 2015

Our beloved Carson James Dumbrell was unjustly taken from all of us. He was only 21. His life was a light shining in darkness, and the love he left in our hearts will never be extinguished. Even if you've never met him, a picture of Carson will convey the joy and love he brought to every life he touched. That indelible smile, his charisma, boundless energy, excitement, and encouragement...
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Loretta "Lori" Garza VanOsdel

December 10, 1936 - September 4, 2015

It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to Loretta "Lori" Garza VanOsdel who passed away September 4, 2015. She was a beautiful person who loved life, friends, dancing, and spending time with her family, especially her son Mark, grandchildren Marisa, Angelica and Mark, Jr., and great grandchildren Lexie and Ella Rae. She joins her husband Arlis "Van" VanOsdel who passed away in 2003. She...
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John William (Bill) Mathay

August 23, 1924 - September 3, 2015

John William (Bill) Mathay was born into this world on August 23, 1924 in Beaver Falls, PA. He was born peacefully into eternity on September 3, 2015 in his home in Peoria, AZ at the age of 91. Bill was known for his faith, his love for his family, his laugh and his hugs. He was an avid golfer and storyteller. He was a devoted son, brother, husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great...
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Antonio Morales Villasista

January 22, 1937 - September 3, 2015

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Marita Lynn Goodland

July 31, 1945 - September 1, 2015

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Ly Thi Tran

December 31, 1937 - September 1, 2015

Ly Thi Tran 77 of Peoria passed away September 1, 2015. She is survived by her children, Kim B. Thompson, Binh Long Bui, Kahi Thi Bui and Cheyene Bui.
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Lionel Eugene Franco

August 23, 1949 - September 1, 2015

Lionel Eugene Franco, 66 of Phoenix passed away September 1, 2015 at his home. He is survived by his wife Alicia, son Larry, daughters Stephanie Acuna and Angela Melenovich, 7 grandchildren and 5 brothers and sisters.
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Isabel M. Hawley

September 14, 1918 - August 30, 2015

Isabel M. (Peggy) Hawley of Sun City, AZ passed away on 8/30/2015. The daughter of Ermy R. Beadle and Jane Heslop Beadle, she was born in Shamokin, PA in 1918. She attended Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA one year before entering Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, where she obtained her RN degree. She was a charge Nurse at the University of Pennsylvania Women's Hospital in Philadelphia...
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Rene P. Sanchez

January 26, 1953 - August 29, 2015

Rene P. Sanchez, 62, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 29, 2015 surrounded by his beloved family, at his home in Glendale, AZ. He will be fondly remembered for unconditional love and devotion to his family and friends, and will be missed immensely. His Father, Mother and best friend preceded Rene in death. He is survived by his loving Wife, Irma, his children, Felix (Carmen) Sanchez,...
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