Our Obituaries

Gabriel Dominguez

March 24, 1942 - December 5, 2017

Gabriel Dominguez, age 75, of Mesa, AZ entered into rest on Tuesday December 5, 2017. Gabriel was born March 24, 1942 in Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico to Juana Acedo and Estanislao Dominguez. Gabriel is survived by his wife, Guadalupe Dominguez; daughter Fabiola Sereno; son Horacio Dominguez; daughter-in-law Diane Dominguez; son Max Dominguez; daughter Myra Dominguez; and son-in-law Gabriel Sedillo;...
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Jean A. Kami

September 10, 1922 - November 30, 2017

Jean Aiko Inabu Kami, age 95, also known as "Giggles" by the Brookdale Springs staff, passed away, Thursday, November 30, 2017.Born in Lynndyl, Utah, September 10, 1922. According to her mother, Fute, she was actually born September 9 by a midwife. Lynndyl was a small town with a small records office and her birth was dated the following day as September 10.At age 13 the family moved to...
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Mary Ann Neel

April 9, 1933 - November 29, 2017

Mary Ann Neel (maiden name Lay) was born in Ethridge, Tennessee, on April 9, 1933, to parents Walter Edmond Lay and Rachelle Merriman Lay. Ethridge was a small farming town, and Mary Ann grew up on a cotton and tobacco farm managed by her father. As a young girl, she loved horses, and would ride the family horse bareback. Mary Ann graduated with a masters degree in library science from George...
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Thomas Edward Goltz

October 19, 1932 - November 29, 2017

Born October 19, 1932, in Chicago, Illinois, to George and Honora (McAuliffe) Goltz. Passed away peacefully on November 29,2017. Beloved husband to Jeanette ("Jean" Halloran), Married 62 years. Loving father to Eddy, JoAnne (Scott) Kunde, Sandy (Rick) Warren, and Jim (Ann). Grandfather to nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Fond brother of the late Joseph (Eileen) McAuliffe, Irene ...
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Laurel Louise Shadbolt

January 3, 1928 - November 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park and Funeral Care, Mesa, AZ.
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Theodore Clinton McSwain

September 7, 1946 - November 28, 2017

Theodore "Ted" Clinton McSwain went to his eternal home on November 28, 2017 after a very long battle with cancer.Ted was born on September 7, 1946 and raised in Dayton, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents, Donna Genevra Moon McSwain and Harry Smiley McSwain both Ohio natives.Ted is survived by his wife Stacy Komraus McSwain. He's also survived by their daughter Julia McSwain Haney and...
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Shane Louis Mullins

January 26, 1990 - November 27, 2017

Shane Louis Mullins, age 27, passed away in his home on November 27, 2017.Shane was an Arizona native. He was born in Chandler and spent most of his life living in and around the Gilbert area. A proud member of the Edu-Prize charter school family, and a graduate of Mesquite High School. Shane also recently completed his studies toward acquisition of a Bachelor's of Science degree from Arizona...
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Evelyn A. Kristo

March 31, 1933 - November 24, 2017

Evelyn A. Kristo, 84, passed away November 24, 2017, in Phoenix, Arizona. She was born March 31, 1933, to George and Mae [Gossett] Atkinson on the family farm near Apex, Christian County, Kentucky. In 1956, Evelyn was married to Stanley Joseph Kristo, and together they raised their son, Michael Joseph Kristo. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who cherished her family. When...
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Dorothy Louise Witcher

December 11, 1923 - November 22, 2017

Dorothy Louise Witcher, 93, entered into rest on November 22, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Robert Witcher; dear mother of Gayle (Jonathan) Herseth and Brent (Kathleen) Moody; loving grandma of John Moody, Steve Moody, Aaron Herseth and Charlie Herseth; great-grandma of 8, and great-great grandma of 4. Our dear aunt and friend of many. Dot was a life member of the Women Marines Association...
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Ronald Al Thaut

January 14, 1939 - November 20, 2017

Ronald Al Thaut passed away on November 20, 2017. He was born in Hastings, Nebraska on January 14, 1939. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Mary Rokicki Thaut of Mesa, Arizona; two children, Candy Sandoval Moore of California, Eric Jon Derlitzki of Mesa and daughter-in-law, Julie Thaut of Mesa; 4 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren, along with many nieces, nephews, brothers in law and...
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Paul Matthew Klenke

December 27, 1954 - November 19, 2017

Paul Matthew Klenke, 62, born in Salt Lake City, Utah and raised in Nevada, passed away November 19 2017 in his home in Pine Arizona.Paul was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Elizabeth Klenke, and sister Kathleen Kirkwood.Paul is survived by his wife of 39 years, Deb, daughters Sarah and Carly, grandchildren Hailey and Cameron, sister Madeline, brother Steve and several nieces and nephews...
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Hermine Anna Karademos

February 18, 1922 - November 17, 2017

Hermine Karademos, age 95, born February 18, 1922 in Karlsruhe, Baden, Germany to Frederick and Emilie [Strunck] Faeseler, passed away Friday, November 17, 2017. She was preceded in death by her son, Bruce Karademos.Hermine emigrated to the United States in 1947, married, and was a noted business owner in the downriver (Wyandotte) area of Detroit, MI with husband, Thames Karademos.She is...
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Berta Gervasia Sawyer

June 19, 1934 - November 16, 2017

Berta G. Sawyer, of Mesa, AZ passed away, November 16, 2017 at the age of 83. She was born to Marcelino Beita and Caridad Heinrich [Altamirano] Vargas on June 19, 1934 in Volcan, Costa Rica. Berta spent her professional career working as a legal secretary in law firms in San Jose, Costa Rica; but her favorite job was being a mother. She was married to Roger Edward Sawyer on June 28, 1960 in...
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Margarete Oskolkoff Wenger

May 25, 1939 - November 14, 2017

Margarete Wenger passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her family and loved ones on November 14, 2017. Margarete Oskolkoff Wenger was born on May 25, 1939 in Georgievsk, Russia, to her mother, Katerina (Fast) Oskolkoff, and her father, Alexei Oskolkoff, joining her older sister, Elvira, born five years earlier. Having lost her father during the Second World War, she, her mother and...
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Robert Earl Smith

August 1, 1925 - November 14, 2017

Robert Earl Smith, formerly of Bella Vista, AR and Des Moines, IA, passed away November 14, 2017 in Mesa, AZ. He was born August 1, 1925 in Waterloo, IA to Charles H. and Emma [Briggs] Smith. Robert proudly served his country during World War II in the U.S. Navy Seabees. Following WWII, on VJ Day in 1945, Robert married his love, Charline Capps, and together they raised their two children,...
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Cheryl W. Grant

March 11, 1949 - November 11, 2017

Gilbert, AZ - Cheryl W. Grant, 68, went to be with our Lord and Savior on November 11, 2017 after a brief but hard fought battle with illness. Cheryl was widely respected within her field as a tax accountant through her years of dedication to her clients while working in the Bangor area at Brooks and Carter CPA, Ray Adams and Assoc, Bagley and Grant and finally Williams and Assoc. She considered...
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Raul Gonzalez Rosales

August 7, 1962 - November 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park and Funeral Care, Mesa, AZ.
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Roy Leon ALLEN

May 24, 1962 - November 8, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park.
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Philip Woodrow Goddard

July 27, 1946 - November 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park and Funeral Care, Mesa, AZ.
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William Paul Farmer

September 19, 1945 - November 3, 2017

Wm. Paul Farmer, 72, of Dewey, Arizona, passed away November 3, 2017 in Prescott, Arizona. He was born to Joel Franklin and Pearl Penelope [Ford] Farmer in St. Louis, Missouri on September 19, 1945. Paul was married to the love his life, Kandie Sue Lee on January 13, 1976 and together they raised their three children, Jaime, Joel and Josh. Paul served in ministry most of his life starting in...
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Douglas Staley

March 11, 1924 - November 3, 2017

S/MSGT Douglas Staley, United States Air Force, passed away at the age of 93 on Friday, November 3rd, 2017 in Mesa, Arizona. He was born on March 11, 1924 in Ottumwa, South Dakota to Daisy (Hardin) and George Staley. He grew up in Pierre, South Dakota and was raised by his mother and stepfather John Billmier, with his seven Staley siblings Emma (Howe), George, William, Everett, Gladys (Jones),...
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Juan Enrique Moreno

July 20, 1939 - October 31, 2017

In memory of Juan "Kiko" Moreno, 78 who went home to be with the Lord in the early afternoon on October 31, 2017. Juan was born on July 20, 1939, in El Paso, Texas, to Estanislao Moreno and Maria Garcia.He was a hardworking, dedicated father who worked and retired from IBM Technology after 29 years. Juan is survived by his precious wife, Rosa, of 54 years, 4 sons: Johnny, Richard, Danny, and...
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Sharon Ann Barber

June 12, 1942 - October 31, 2017

Ms. Sharon Barber was born on June 12, 1942 in Buffalo, New York, where she lived until 1997. After retiring from a First and Second grade teaching position for over thirty years, she moved to Mesa, AZ, a place she loved. After visiting the area several times during her summers, she finally ha the chance to fulfill her dream. She packed up and left Buffalo full of Joy and hope.Ms. Barber has...
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Paula Cross Tilson

June 16, 1948 - October 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park and Funeral Care, Mesa, AZ.
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Arthur Eugene Atkinson

July 30, 1926 - October 22, 2017

Arthur Eugene Atkinson of Mesa, Arizona passed away on October 22, 2017 at the age of 91. "Art" was born in Baltimore, Maryland but spent the last 14 years of his life in Mesa. He served in the Army and fought for his country in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. He retired after 20 years of service. He worked for Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory until 1985. Art is predeceased by his wife of...
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Robert Earl Turner

December 2, 1941 - October 22, 2017

Robert Earl Turner, a native of Memphis, TN, entered into rest on Oct. 22, 2017 in Mesa, AZ. He was the beloved husband of Mary Lee (Hearn) Turner for 57 years, having been high school sweethearts. He graduated from Humes High School, Memphis, TN, from Park College, Parkville, MO, with a Bachelor of Science degree, and from Northern Arizona University with a Master of Education degree. He...
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Elizabeth Webber Gratz

April 11, 1927 - October 21, 2017

Elizabeth Webber Gratz, (Libby) 90, of Newburg, PA and Florence, AZ died on October 21, 2017. She was preceded in death by her late husband Dr. Jerre E. Gratz. Born April 11, 1927 in Newville, PA, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Bertha Morrison Webber. Elizabeth was a 1945 graduate of Newville High School. In 1949 she received a B.S. in Education from Shippensburg State Teachers...
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Donald Raymond Mergner

June 16, 1937 - October 20, 2017

Donald Mergner, 80 of Arthur, North Dakota passed away on October 20, 2017 at Mayfair Gardens in Mesa, Arizona.Don and his twin brother Duane were born June 16, 1937 in Hunter, North Dakota to Ed and Myrtle Mergner.Don went to Tonn Country School until the schools' closure and then transferred to Arthur. Don attended Wapeton College and graduated with a mechanical degree.Don and Duane started...
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Sharon Lee Crosby

May 4, 1939 - October 18, 2017

Sharon Lee Crosby, a native of Des Moines, Iowa, entered into rest on October 18, 2017, at Mesa, Arizona. Dear mother of Jeffrey L. Kelly; grandmother of Camron Kelly, Hunter Kelly and Tanner Kelly; dear great-grandmother of Lillie Mae and Kellee. Services will be privately held. www.mariposagardens.com
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David Ray Duensing

January 5, 1929 - October 18, 2017

David Ray Duensing, 88, of Phoenix, Arizona, entered into rest on October 18, 2017. Beloved husband of Helen L. (Robertson) Duensing for 63 years. Dear father of Tim (Stephanie), the late John, Mark (Melinda), Steve (Kari) and Tom (Jeaneen) Duensing. Dear grandfather of 13, and great grandfather of 1; dear brother of the late Don and Bill Duensing. Our dear uncle, great uncle, cousin and...
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Mark Gerald Aamot

March 1, 1964 - October 15, 2017

Mark Gerald Aamot, 53, passed away October 15, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. He was born to the late Jerry and Jean [Stulen] Aamot, March 1, 1964 in Hector, Minnesota. Mark loved music and was an accomplished musician who could play any instrument, including, drums, keyboard and guitar. He was also an avid hiker and enjoyed exploring the many mountain trails of Arizona. He worked for many years...
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Paul Eugene Cooper

April 12, 1931 - October 15, 2017

Paul E. Cooper, 86, passed away October 15, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. He was born April 12, 1931 to William and Dora [Pyle] Cooper in Commerce, Oklahoma. In 1949, Paul attended junior college for two years, then went on to proudly serve in the United States Navy from 1951 - 1955. Paul then started his education at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo, CA,...
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Mary Frances Siegenthaler

September 8, 1942 - October 13, 2017

"Frankie Siegenthaler" of Phoenix, AZ. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Corpus Christi Catholic Church www.corpuschristiphx.org or Ironwood Cancer Research Center.
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Robert W.H. Wood

September 26, 1930 - October 12, 2017

Robert W.H. Wood, of Mesa, AZ passed away October 12, 2017 at the age of 87. He was born to Willis and Edna [Strempke] Wood on September 26, 1930 in Fairbank, Iowa and grew up on a farm in Dunkerton where he graduated high school. After high school, Robert moved to Arizona where he met Myrtle Menuey, who had also grown up in Iowa; the two were married on September 28, 1952. He proudly served...
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James Foster Hubbard

November 6, 1953 - October 11, 2017

James Foster Hubbard peacefully passed away at the age of 63 on October 11, 2017, at his home in Gilbert, Arizona. He died after battling pancreatic cancer that was diagnosed earlier this year. Jim was born on November 6, 1953 in Hawthorn, California and grew up in El Segundo. He was the beloved husband, best friend and travel companion to Cyndi, his wife of 17 years. Loving father of Kelly...
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Howard L. Murphy

May 3, 1929 - October 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park and Funeral Care, Mesa, AZ.
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Andrea Kay Schultz

September 22, 1943 - October 6, 2017

Andrea was born in Trenton, Michigan to parents Catherine and Russell McCauley. She has two sisters, Judy (deceased) and Shari. Both parents are with our God. Andrea met Allan 67 years ago and have been friends ever since. They married in 1963 and have three sons. Oldest son, Russell and his wife, Mary, have one daughter named Gretchen. Youngest son, Jason, and his wife, Tricia, have two...
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Michael George Shemelya

November 29, 1923 - October 6, 2017

Michael "Whitey" Shemelya, 93, of Ambridge, Pennsylvania and (Mesa, Arizona) passed away October 6, 2017. He was born November 29, 1923 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to George and Mary [Guzan] Shemelya. Michael had graduated from Ambridge High School in 1941 and shortly thereafter, in 1941, he went to work for H.H. Robertson Co. while attending Geneva College. He continued his career with H.H....
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Duane M. Hinsperger

July 6, 1935 - October 5, 2017

Duane was born July 6, 1935 to Harold and Arvilla (Jarrett) Hinsperger in Jamestown North Dakota. He graduated from Fargo Central High School class of 1953. He joined the north Dakota Air National Guard in 1952, where he served with the 119th fighter squadron for 38 years in Fargo, North Dakota, retiring in 1990. Duane and his wife Cathy, retired to Mesa, ArizonaDuane loved fishing, hunting,...
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Ralph Gordon Grant

April 8, 1942 - October 4, 2017

Ralph Gordon Grant, born April 8, 1942 to the late Lloyd and Lucy Grant, passed away October 4, 2017. A graduate of Gallatin High School and Austin Peay University, he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and his Masters of Orthodontics from the University of Tennessee. He was a Captain in the US Air Force serving as a dental officer. He had a successful orthodontic practice in Nashville....
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Robert Bruce Sullivan

May 13, 1940 - October 3, 2017

Robert Bruce Sullivan Sr. was born, May 13, 1940 in Brockton, Massachusetts to parents Gerald Andrew and Arlene Mae [Bruce] Sullivan. He passed away, Tuesday, October 3, 2017 in Mesa, Arizona at the age of 77.Bob and Ginny met at a graduation party being held at the Cook's home in Brockton for the class of 1962; from there they just kept building their love and interest. They married on...
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Randall Glenn Voss

November 22, 1941 - October 2, 2017

Randall Glenn Voss was born November 22, 1941, the second of three sons, to Glenn Henry Voss and Naomi Annie Thompson Voss, in Green River Wyoming, where he spent his early childhood. When he was fourteen years old, the family moved to Salt Lake City, where his father worked as a machinist for the Union Pacific Railroad. During high school, Randall was very active in the LDS Seminary program,...
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Charles Edwin Shetterly

December 25, 1925 - September 30, 2017

Charles Edwin (Ed) Shetterly was born in Warren County, Hartford, Iowa on December 25, 1925to Harry Ralph and Edith Bell [Cain] Shetterly, and departed this life on September 30,2017 atBrookdale Memory Care Center in Mesa, Arizona.His parents moved to a farm around DeSoto, Iowa when he was two. There he spent his twelveyears of schooling. He loved school and was in vocal music. He also played...
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Sirrka Kaarina Juvonen

April 2, 1931 - September 24, 2017

Sirkka Kaarina Juvonen passed away September 24, 2017 in Mesa, AZ at the age of 86. She was born April 2, 1931 in Uukuniemi, Finland to Eino and Alveena [Valtonen] Vilska. Sirkka was married to Olli Juvonen on October 5, 1952 in Finland. Sirkka and Olli then moved to Canada, where they started their family and then to Chicago, IL, where they raised five daughters, Mary, Leila, Lisa, Nancy and...
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Chad Eric Freese

January 23, 1973 - September 23, 2017

Chad Eric Freese died on September 23, 2017, he was forty-four years old. He was born on January 23, 1973 in Stoughton, Wisconsin. He was the third of four children born to Richard Wesley Freese and Sharon Kay Freese. Chad moved to Corona, California and then to Aurora, Colorado before settling in Tempe, Arizona. Chad attended high school in Tempe at Corona Del Sol where he starred in football...
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Patrick Raymond Clark

April 24, 1967 - September 22, 2017

Patrick Raymond Clark, 50, passed away unexpectedly on September 22, 2017. Beloved son of Joanne Clark, and the late Raymond Clark; Dear brother of Gregory Clark, Susan Huser, Denise Perez, Tim and John Clark; dear uncle of Christine Huser, Jordan Clark, Melanie Peralta, Jessica Huser, Christopher Clark and Nicole Mohr. Dear friend of many. Pat's life will be celebrated on Saturday, October...
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Margret Oliphant Knaphus

September 24, 1924 - September 16, 2017

Our beloved mother, sister, and friend, Margret Oliphant Knaphus died September 16th, 2017. She was born Sept 24, 1924 in Payson Utah to Clare Howe and Martha Gertrude Oliphant. She spent her early childhood in Salt Lake City. Her home was lost during the depression and the family went to San Juan, Utah to homestead. Then they moved to Moab. After about a year they moved to San Diego,...
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Michael R. Stewart

December 26, 1939 - September 15, 2017

Michael R. Stewart 77, passed away peacefully on Sept. 15, 2017 in Mesa, AZ Mike was born in Hodge, LA December 26,1939. He attended North High School Phoenix and Yavapai Colleges in Arizona. He was a Paratrooper in the 101st Airborne, United States Army and a Fireman for the City of Phoenix. He became a resident of Verde Valley in 1973, the Superintendent of Village of Oak Creek Golf Course...
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James Stanley Safka

September 14, 1915 - September 14, 2017

Celebrated life with us for 102 years-He was born in Chicago Illinois on September 14th 1915 - departed on September 14th 2017.Jim a 40 year resident of Leisure World an active golfer, Illinois club member, community server and a inspiration at the fitness center and to all who know him.Jim is survived by his sister Kay; son Wayne; daughters Cindy and Pam;10 grandchildren; and 23 great...
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Walter B. Pennington

June 13, 1918 - September 13, 2017

Walter B Pennington, 99, entered into rest on Sept. 13, 2017, at Phoenix, AZ. Beloved husband of the late Thelma W. Pennington for ( ) years, until her passing on August 21, 2017; dear father of Linda (Gary) Young and Tanya (David) Parker; dear grandfather of Jenny Green, Suzy Geiger and Sharon Cantu, and great-grandfather of 9. A man of many interests, Walter served in the Army Air Corps,...
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Richard Joseph Torba

August 31, 1957 - September 12, 2017

Richard (Rick) Joseph Torba died on September 12, 2017 in Phoenix,Arizona after a long-fought battle with LeukemiaBorn in Youngstown,Ohio on August 31, 1957, Rick is survived by his dear wife of 36 years,Cathy J Torba; their two sons, John (Tyler) Torba and Jason (Shasta)Torba; and grandchildren Tatum, Jaxon and Jameson; brother Bob Torba(Fran) and sister Diane Whipple (Rick)... all living in...
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Gloria Pieper

October 20, 1928 - September 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park and Funeral Care, Mesa, AZ.
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Franklin Delano Williamson

June 19, 1935 - September 11, 2017

Franklin D. Williamson, 82, of Gilbert passed away on September 11, 2017. Franklin was born in Plaquemine, Louisiana on June 19, 1935, the son of Dallas and Charlotte (Albert) Williamson.Franklin married Alice A. Williamson on July 28, 1955. Together they had three children, Chandra, Michael and Pamela.Franklin is preceded in death by his father and mother, Dallas and Charlotte Williamson; his...
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Helen Jeanne Lair

September 5, 1926 - September 9, 2017

Helen Jeanne (Bone) Lair, 91, of Mesa, Arizona, passed away September 9, 2017. Helen was born in Amarillo, Texas on September 5, 1926 to W. L. "Roy" Bone and Mary Barackman Bone. After briefly residing in Amarillo, Helen's family moved back to their native Kansas, where Mr. Bone began a long career with the Long-Bell Lumber Company, requiring several moves throughout Southern Kansas. After Helen...
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William Heaton Steese

October 24, 1918 - September 4, 2017

William Heaton Steese of Mesa, Arizona passed away on September 4, 2017 at the age of 98. He was born October 24, 1918 in New York City, New York to Heaton Sturtevant and Esther [Hill] Steese. William was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather who had a great sense of humor. He had a love of music, especially Big Band and Jazz, and would attend many concerts in New York City along with...
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Constance Isabel Stewart

February 7, 1942 - August 26, 2017

Constance I. Stewart, 75, entered into rest on August 26, 2017. Beloved wife of Michael R. Stewart; dear Mom of Bobby (Tammi) Myers, Dana Alger, Shelly (James) Mathews and Richie (Lisa) Alger; dear step-mom of Yvonne Hill,Michell Caswell and Christine (Kevin Zimmerman; dear sister of the late Dennis (Jackie survives) Myers, Steve Osborne, Terry (Vicki) Osborne and Greg Osborne; our dear grandma,...
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Otto Ferdinand Joachim

October 14, 1925 - August 23, 2017

Otto F. Joachim, 91, of Mesa, AZ, passed away August 23, 2017. He was a first generation American born to Otto and Magdalena [Schmidt] Joachim on October 14, 1925 in Hoboken, NJ. Otto proudly served his country during WWII in the U.S. Navy Air Corps. Following the military, he went to work for Pan American World Airways and was sent to set up their overhaul base in Miami, FL. Otto enjoyed...
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Peter Katrein

January 28, 1948 - August 22, 2017

Peter Katrein, 69, of Mesa, AZ passed away peacefully on 8/22/2017. Dearest husband of Maryann, loving father of Rebecca (Ken) Ericson of Elgin, IL and Adrienne (Dallas Hernandez) of Mesa. Proud grandfather of Matthew, Alyssa and Nathan Ericson and Artemis Hernandez.Son of the late Martin Sr. and Dorothy, brother of Martin Jr. (Susan) in Dallas, TX, Nancy (Rich) Michal in Yorba Linda, CA, Mark ...
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Thelma W. Pennington

June 13, 1922 - August 21, 2017

Thelma W. Pennington, 95, entered into rest on August 21, 2017. Beloved wife of Walter B. Pennington, for 74 years, dear mother of Linda (Gary) Young, and Tanya (David) Parker; dear grandmother of 3 and great-grandmother of 9. Thelma was a warm, loving, caring and artistic person, and a good friend of many. Contributions to cityofhope.org are appreciated. Graveside service 1:30 PM, Mon. Aug....
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Patsy Lee Dodson

July 14, 1942 - August 20, 2017

Patsy Lee Dodson of Apache Junction, AZ passed away August 20, 2017 at the age of 75. She was born to Honor and Jonni Thomas, July 14, 1942 in Clarksville, AR. At a very early age, Patsy and her family moved to California, where she grew up. Pasty later moved to El Paso, TX where she had met Randy Dodson at a church the two attended in 1983. The two dated for the next four years getting...
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Jonny Edward Cazee

July 12, 1946 - August 20, 2017

Jonny "Jon" Cazee, of Mesa, AZ passed away August 20, 2017 at the age of 71. He was the youngest of six children, born to Albert Carl and Dorothy [Lee] Cazee in Indianapolis, IN on July 12, 1946. Jon proudly served his country in the United States Army for three years. He was an avid sportsman, loved hunting and fishing, especially competing in fishing tournaments with his son Brad. He also...
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Robert Joseph Brownson

April 24, 1942 - August 17, 2017

Robert "Bob" Brownson died in his home on August 17, 2017. He was 75.Bob came into the world on April 24, 1942 in South Dakota. He became a husband, father, grandfather, and friend; to him, these would be his greatest accomplishments. Bob measured his success on the people he cherished, and made certain his affection and love was known to them. He made them laugh, cry, smile, and occasionally...
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Chad Kenyon Howell

September 3, 1978 - August 15, 2017

Chad Kenyon Howell, 38, of Mesa, Arizona, entered into rest on August 15, 2017. Beloved son of Susan (Pete) Celana, Mark Hughes and Michael Howell; dear brother of Lauren Sheehan, Debra Martinez and Justin Hughes; dear uncle of Trinity Flowers, Christopher Howell, Finley Sheehan and Archer Sheehan. Survived by his girlfriend Traycie Sato, and by his fur baby Nakita. A Celebration of Life will...
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Jonathan Douglas Conley

March 9, 1985 - August 13, 2017

It is with great sadness that on Sunday, August 13, 2017, Jonathan "Tubby" Conley joined his Uncle Tom in heaven for a 9am tee time, followed by spaghetti dinner with his Grandma Burns and Grandma Conley.He was born in Chicago, IL on March 9, 1985 and moved to Arizona in July of 2001. Jonathan was an Eagle Scout with Palms and a Salutatorian at Higley High School, class of 2003. Jonathan made a...
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Scott James Johnson

February 3, 1982 - August 12, 2017

Scott James Johnson Passed away on August 12, 2017He was born in Mesa Arizona February 3, 1982 and Graduated from Queen Creek High School in 2000Scott was employed at Salt River Project for the last 5 years and has previously worked out of Line Construction Local 769 and Operating Engineers Local 428He adored his children Lilli 12 and Aiden 10. He enjoyed four wheeling, boating, mud bogging,...
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Boyd Joshua TerLaan

May 24, 1991 - August 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park and Funeral Care, Mesa, AZ.
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Vernon George Ostermann

May 27, 1929 - August 12, 2017

Vernon "Vern" George Ostermann, 88, of Mesa, AZ passed away peacefully in his sleep surrounded by his loving wife and daughters on Saturday, August 12, 2017, while at Hospice of the Valley's Dobson Home in Chandler, AZ. Memorial services are pending.Vern was born May 27, 1929, in Ocheyedan, IA to George and Mollie (Wassman) Ostermann. He served in the US Navy during the Korean War as an Aviation...
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Joan Wilcox

May 1, 1929 - August 12, 2017

Joan Wilcox, 88, of Mesa, Arizona, entered into rest on August 12, 2017. Beloved wife of the late James G. Wilcox; dear sister of Walter L. (Jennie) Sibert; dear aunt of Joy (Dale) Houg and Sharon Carr; dear great aunt of Jeffrey Houg and Michelle Carr. Dear "mom" of Gloria (Kent) Odekirk. Survived by 8 bonus grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Visitation 10 - 11:30 Am Friday,...
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John Michael Duensing

June 22, 1958 - August 10, 2017

John Michael Duensing, 59, of Phoenix, Arizona, entered into rest on August 10, 2017. Beloved Dad of Kenny (Mandi), Scott and Zoe Duensing; dear grandpa of Kenlei Duensing; loving son of David and Helen Duensing; dear brother of Tim (Stephanie), Mark (Melinda), Steve (Kari) and Tom (Jeaneen) Duensing; our dear uncle, cousin and friend of many. Contributions to the charity of your choice are...
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Sherry Lynn Weller

January 22, 1957 - August 10, 2017

Sherry Lynn Weller, 60, of Mesa, AZ passed away August 10, 2017. She was born January 22, 1957 in National City, CA to Kenneth Dore and Rose Evelyn [Olson] Anspaugh. At a very early age Sherry and her family moved to Indiana where she grew up. Sherry was a selfless, caring and loving woman who at times, could also be feisty. At the age of 18, Sherry moved to Arizona where she met her husband...
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Betty Jean Gale

June 25, 1937 - August 10, 2017

Betty Jean Gale, of Mesa, Arizona, entered into rest on August 10, 2017. Beloved wife of Richard D. Gale, Sr.; dear mother of Richard D. (Debbie) Gale, Jr., Gregory S. (Melinda) Gale and Gwendolyn Joy (Brian) Ruff; dear grandmother of 6 and great-grandmother of 8. Dear sister of the late William David (Francis Jean) Newman. Our dear aunt, great aunt, cousin and friend of many. A Celebration...
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Donnie Gail Bagby

June 9, 1946 - August 10, 2017

On Thursday, August 10, 2017, Donnie Gail Bagby born in Judsonia, Arkansas on June 9th, 1946 passed away suddenly at the age of 71 in Queen Creek, Arizona. She is survived by her husband of 55 years Frank Bagby, son David Bagby, two brothers Connie and Clifford, grandchildren Christina and Sharie Lynn and great grandchildren Jaiden, Samantha, Payton, McKenna and Brianna. She is preceded by her...
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Maria Guadalupe Espinoza

December 12, 1962 - August 9, 2017

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Clara Irean Dinges

July 6, 1930 - August 7, 2017

Clara Irean Dinges, 87, entered into rest on August 7, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Vernon LeRoy Dinges; dear mother of Diana Lee (Richard) Allen, Vernon Edward Dinges, and the late Daryl LeRoy Dinges; dear grandmother of Jeremy Valencia, Heather (Ziad) Ghaleb, April (Johnathon) Johnson, Nicole (Timothy) Burress and Richard David Scott Allen; great-grandmother of 13. Clara was sister of Frank...
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Rocky Landato

April 12, 1958 - August 7, 2017

Rocky Landato, age 59, lost his courageous 1.5 year battle against pancreatic cancer early Monday morning August 7, 2017. Rocky grew up in Oklahoma, then moved to Chicago graduating from James B. Conant High School. In 1977, he moved to Arizona where he married and had two sons. He was employed in several places before settling on SRP for his career. Working his way up from warehouse worker...
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Connie Jo Kreps

September 21, 1938 - August 5, 2017

Connie Jo Kreps, 78, of Mesa, Arizona, entered into rest on August 5, 2017. Beloved wife of Tommy O. Kreps for 63 years; dear mother of Robert Kreps and Steve (Danelle) Kreps; loving grandma of Joshua, Meghan, Kaitlyn, Nick, Sarah and Jacob Kreps; dear great-grandma of Sophia; dear sister of Lois Jean (Jerry) Voisard, Joyce Ann (Richard) Smith, and the late Robert E. (Peggy) and Steven F. Gibson...
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Irwin Joe Brodsky

January 4, 1938 - August 3, 2017

A Giant has left us.Irwin (Joe) Brodsky went to be with the Lord Thursday, August 3, 2017, at the age of 79. There are a thousand stories about Joe and they are all true. Born in New York City on January 4, 1938, Joe believed in making every minute of life an adventure. Joe grew up in Brooklyn, New York, and made the entire city his home. He married his first love Angela in 1960 and together...
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Dale Edward Genenbacher

November 22, 1942 - August 3, 2017

Dale Edward Genenbacher passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at the age of 74.He attended Christian Brothers High School in Quincy, Illinois. Dale enlisted in the Air Force in May of 1960, where he served until May of 1964. He went on and graduated from Parks College. After graduating, he was hired as an aircraft mechanic for Ozark Airlines and TWA for...
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Jessie May Cox

September 26, 1933 - August 3, 2017

Jessie May Cox, a native of Indianapolis, Indiana, and currently of Mesa, Arizona, entered into rest on August 3, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Bernie C. Cox, Jr.; mother of David E. (Lucia F) Cox; dear grandmother of Melina and Bernard Cox; dear sister of the late Russell and Mary Corey, and Martha Kimz; aunt of Robert, Kevin and Kendra Cox. Dear friend of many. A Celebration of Life will be...
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Gloria Kinnane

October 8, 1923 - August 2, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park.
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Sharon M. Barry

May 2, 1943 - August 2, 2017

Sharon M. "Shari" Barry, born May 2, 1943 in Berkeley, CA to Harry Kenneth and Frances Elizabeth [Abbott] McGuire, passed away August 2, 2017 in Mesa, AZ at the age of 74. Her life adventures included living in California, Florida and Arizona. Shari enjoyed writing, including her short book of poetry titled "Living Where?" which was published in 1996. She also loved playing Hearts. She held...
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Ruth Dean Jones

October 15, 1933 - August 2, 2017

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Irma Genevieve Cornelius

April 13, 1927 - July 29, 2017

Irma Genevieve Cornelius (age 90) longtime resident of New Effington, South Dakota, died at her home in Mesa, AZ, of natural causes, on Saturday, July 29, 2017. She was born on April 13, 1927 at her family's farm near Sisseton, South Dakota. Irma was the daughter of Berger and Mae Olstad. She was raised in the Lutheran faith and attended the Scandia Lutheran Church until she was married to...
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Mary Ann Jakobsen

July 9, 1939 - July 27, 2017

Mary Ann Jakobsen7-9-39 ----7-27-17Mary Ann, a child of God, faithful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, cousin, sister, aunt, friend, teacher, photographer, lover of children, nature and wildlife lover, especially horses and birds (thus her nick name, the bird whisperer) went to be with Jesus after a long battle with cancer. Waiting to welcome her were her mom and dad and many friends...
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Bryce H. Mushrush-Barrett

January 18, 1993 - July 24, 2017

Bryce Holden Mushrush-Barrett, born January 18, 1993 in Mesa, Arizona, passed away suddenly, July 24, 2017 in Tucson Arizona. He attended Mesa High School, where he graduated from in 2011. During high school, Bryce lettered wrestling team and won his first wrestling match by a pin and also played the trumpet in the school band. He then went on to Brookline College in Tucson to earn his degree...
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Steven Taylor Wyatt

January 10, 1963 - July 23, 2017

Steven Taylor Wyatt of Mesa, AZ passed away July 23, 2017 at the age of 54. He was born January 10, 1963 in Cortez, CO to Frank Verell and Sharyn Jean [Stroming] Wyatt Jr. he was the youngest of three, moving to Moab, Utah with his family at a very young age. Growing up in Moab, he attended Moab High School and was a member of the rodeo team. He graduated in 1981. Steve was a heavy equipment...
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Wallace Edward Tate

December 11, 1943 - July 13, 2017

Wallace Edward Tate, of Apache Junction, Arizona, passed away on July 13, 2017 in Mesa, Arizona.A Celebration of Life in honor of Wally will be held on Saturday, July 22.Wally was born in Fargo, North Dakota, to Elsie and Elmer Tate on December 11, 1943. He grew up on his family's farm in Hope, North Dakota. He graduated from the University Of North Dakota. He met his wife while teaching High...
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David Joseph Jones

May 20, 1941 - July 13, 2017

Say not in grief, "he is no more" but in thankfulness,"that he was."David Joseph JonesMay 20, 1941-July 13, 2017Heaven welcomed another angel on Thursday, July 13, 2017 after a short illness. David, Dave or DJ, as he was lovingly called, was born to parents, James and Madeline Jones in Indianapolis, Indiana. He attended St. James Catholic School and Emmerich Manual High School, both in...
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Wayne Leo Scriba

March 26, 1930 - July 12, 2017

Wayne Leo Scriba passed away July 12th, 2017 in Mesa Arizona. He was born March 26, 1930 in Mendota, Illinois to Leo Harmon and Lucy [Finley] Scriba. Wayne attended high school for his first three years in Mendota and in his senior year, he transferred to LaSalle/Peru where he graduated. From 1951 - 1955, during the Korean War, Wayne served in the US Navy on the Philippines Sea. Wayne attended...
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Patricia Anne Morris

June 17, 1959 - July 9, 2017

Patricia Anne Morris passed away on July 9, 2017, in Mesa, AZ, at the age of 58 after battling metastatic breast cancer. She was born June 17, 1959, in Brockton, MA, and moved to Phoenix with her family in 1961 at the age of 2. Pat graduated with honors from Mesa High School in 1977. She was an excellent student and received two scholarships. Pat held Executive Assistant positions with Coldwell...
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Vernon Charles Cody

April 21, 1933 - July 8, 2017

Vernon Charles Cody, 84, of Mesa, Arizona, entered into rest on July 8, 2017. Beloved husband of Betty Jean Cody, for 64 wonderful years, Dear brother of Martha Frary and family; dear Dad of Tina, Pamela, David, Teresa, Michael and Kimberly; dear grandpa of Latisha, Kayla, Leigh, Brooke, Cara, Sabrina and Sebastian; dear great-grandpa of Lejend, Christian, Sieanna, Alexcia, Jonathan, Angelina...
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Marcie Stem Eisenbise

July 25, 1927 - July 5, 2017

Marcie S. Eisenbise, 89, passed away July 5, 2017.Marcie was born July 25, 1927 in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. The daughter of William and Edith (Neiman) Stem. She graduated from North County High School and Pierce Business College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.She married Gerald W. Eisenbise December 26, 1948. He passed away March 25, 2012.They later transferred to Scottsdale, Arizona where...
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Briana Danielle Hixson

November 10, 1988 - July 2, 2017

Briana "Brie" Danielle Hixson, aged 28, of Tempe, Arizona, died on Sunday, July 2, 2017. A loving mother, generous friend, and devoted family member, she will be missed by so many.Brie was born on November 10, 1988, in Mesa, Arizona. She grew up and was educated in Jamestown and High Point, North Carolina. Briana attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where she met Tyler Hixson....
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Verlyn Earl McGraw

July 25, 1921 - July 2, 2017

Verlyn E. McGraw passed away on July 2, 2017. He was born in the rural Milo, Iowa area July 25, 1921. He was preceded in death by his wife Bette of 56 years; also his parents, Chester and Edna McGraw; and a brothers, Dale McGraw and Leland McGraw.At the age of 21, he enlisted in the United States Army Air Corp, spending 3 and a half years in the Military Service. After World War II, he...
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Jaynel Corre Sanschagrin

October 28, 1947 - July 2, 2017

Sanschagrin, Jaynel Corre "Jaye", entered into rest on July 2, 2017. Beloved wife of Dennis J. Sanschagrin; dear mother of Tony (Crissy) Shimkus, Lora Shimkus and Sharon (Tyler) Schreiner; dear grandmother of Aiden, Cason, Adrianna, Jonathan, McKenzie, Madison, Cami, Natalie, Vincent and Megan; dear sister of Barbara Kahn. Our dear aunt, great aunt, sister-in-law, cousin and friend of many. ...
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Elizabeth J. Harris

September 25, 1921 - June 28, 2017

Elizabeth Harris, 95, of Mesa, AZ passed away June 28, 2017. She was born September 25, 1921 in Washington, DC to Charles and Gertrude Callis. Elizabeth was devoted to the Baha'i Faith, and enjoyed spending time in prayer and deepening in to her faith. She was a hard worker, earned a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education at Washington State University. She made the Dean's list. ...
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Robert Gene Dennis

January 9, 1935 - June 28, 2017

Robert "Bob" Gene Dennis, 82, former resident of Plevna, Kansas, passed away June 28, 2017 in Gilbert, Arizona. He was born January 9, 1935 in Plevna, KS to Fay and Lois [Austin] Dennis. On May 1, 1955, Bob was married to the love of his life, Patricia Ann Nusser, and together they raised their two children, Steve and Sandra. Throughout his life, Bob worked as a school teacher first...
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James Frederick Read

January 19, 1930 - June 27, 2017

James F. Read, 87, died Tuesday, June 27, 2017 in Mesa, AZ. He was born in Cheyenne, WY.In 55 years of construction he worked in five states and 58 different towns, which translates to a lot of funny hotels and greasy spoon restaurants-his words.He is preceded in death by parents, Herbert and Winifred; brother, Robert; and his son, John Henry. Left behind to celebrate the memory of Jim are his...
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Audrey M. Davidson

December 24, 1942 - June 25, 2017

Audrey M. Davidson, 74, of Mesa, Arizona passed away June 25, 2017. She was born December 24, 1942 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to Muller Pearson and Marian [Fuller] Moody. Audrey had a zest for life, was quick witted and had a great sense of humor. She was a very giving person who loved to care for her friends and her fellow church members; she was a mother to everybody. Audrey was also very...
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Norbert F. Nasuta

January 18, 1934 - June 22, 2017

Mesa, Arizona- Norbert Felix Nasuta peacefully died at the age of 83 in his home on Thursday, June 22, 2017. Norbert is survived by his first wife Shirley Kapralis and son Norbert Jr. of Gresham, Oregon (Derenda). Norbert is preceded in death by his second wife Gloria Diane (1998) of Chicago, Illinois, survived by children, Vincent of Mesa (Amy), Linda Patrick of Mesa, Laura Hafenscher of Mesa ...
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