Obituaries for February, 2011

Gumz, Darrell

Darrell E. Gumz, 83 of Mesa, Arizona passed away on Monday February 21, 2011. He is survived by his two daughters Sally Jo Preuss of Pardeeville, Wisconsin and Janis Hasz of Stuart, Florida, step-daughter Linda Kelly of Nevada, 7 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Graveside services will be at Noon Friday February 25, […]

DeGroff, Harold “Hal”

Harold “Hal” DeGroff,  86, of Mesa, AZ passed away peacefully on February 19, 2011 at Southwest Copper Hospice, he was born May 3, 1924 in Stryker, Ohio. Harold was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Nancy, son William and brothers Robert, Maurice, Brooks, Richard and Morton. He is survived by daughter Kristine […]

James, Mary Rose

Mary Rose James of Gold Canyon, AZ was born February 25, 1927 and passed away February 15, 2011. She is preceded in death by her parents Harvey and Mearl Sands. Mary leaves behind her loving husband Garland James; the couple just celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on February 5th. She is also survived by her […]

Gray, Alma Maxine

Alma Maxine Gray, age 84, of Mesa, passed away peacefully on February 22, 2011 in Anthem, Arizona. Alma was born in Alluwee, OK on June 15, 1926. She married James R. Gray in November, 1948 in Miami, OK. They were married for 56 years when he passed away in 2004. Pastor James Gray and Alma […]

Pavlicek, Robin Dean “Butch”

Robin Dean (Butch) Pavlicek, 55, of Mesa, AZ passed away Tuesday February 22, 2011 in Mesa, AZ after a brief illness. Robin was born in Dickinson, ND. Survivors include his wife Carol, two daughters, three grandchildren, one brother, 3 sisters, 16 nieces and nephews, and 13 brothers and sisters-in-law. He was the son of the […]

Sullivan, Helen Margaret

Helen Margaret Sullivan passed away peacefully on February 21, 2011. She was born in 1924 in Denison, IA, to Richard and Velma (Brandenburg) Walter. She lived most of her life in Peoria, IL, where she was a Certified Professional Secretary for the Regional Federal Mediation Board and an active volunteer at a local hospital. Helen […]

Marshall, Myrel Timothy

Myrel Timothy Marshall, 78 of Mesa, AZ passed away Wednesday February 9, 2011 in Gilbert, AZ. Mr. Marshall, an aviation sheet metal foreman at WAFB was born in Tecumseh, OK. Survivors include his wife Charlotte, daughter Lynda Hinchey, sons Bruce, Keith (Sue), and Ken (Dori), his sister Mary (Dan) Greer, and grandchildren Bryan (Lauren), Travis, […]

Miller, Jo Ellen

Jo Ellen Miller 62 passed away on February 12, 2011 in Mesa, Arizona. Mrs. Miller, an operator of two mobile home parks was born in Decatur, Illinois. She is survived by her loving husband Richard Miller, sisters Dee Anne Ellison, Martha J. Bozik, Mary Jane Humes and brother Dennis L. Ellison. A memorial service will […]

Quiroz, Baron Thomas Ray

Baron Thomas Ray Quiroz, 24 days, of Mesa, Arizona, passed away on February 13, 2011. Graveside services will be at 10:00 am Monday February 21, 2011 at Mountain View Cemetery, 7900 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ (480-832, 2850).

Urbas, Barbara Ruth

Barbara Ruth Urbas, born in Franklin, ME November 4, 1917 and passed away February16, 2011 in Mesa, AZ at the age of 93. Predeceased by her husband Frank Urbas and daughter Patricia Adams. She is survived by brother Donald Merchant of Port Charlotte, FL, daughter Nancy Sheridan (Richard) of Gilbert, AZ, son-in-Law Edward Adams of Queen Creek, […]

Billings, Travis

Travis Billings, 75 of Apache Junction, AZ passed away Sunday February 6, 2011 in Apache Junction. Mr. Billings, a musician, was born in Littlefield, TX. Survivors include his wife Deborah Billings, one daughter, his mother Jessie Hix of Lubbock, TX and his sister Joyce Gene Lowery of Lubbock, TX. Services are private. Arrangements by Mountain […]

Oliver, Wanda Irene

Wanda Irene Oliver, 85, passed away peacefully in Mesa, Arizona on February 1, 2011 after a brief illness. Wanda was born in Bloomington, Indiana on December 7, 1925 to Leland and Martha Weimer. Throughout her life Wanda was a telephone operator, nurse’s aid, clerk and hospital worker. Wanda came to Arizona in 1996 and had […]

Clark, Ruby Jewell

Ruby went to be with the Lord in the early morning hours of February 6, 2011. She was born Ruby Jewell Mooney December 2, 1929 in Ellijay, Georgia. She was the daughter of Sally and George Mooney and was one of thirteen children. Ruby lived in Ellijay until 1947 when she decided to travel by […]

Mullen, Phyllis

Phyllis L. Mullen of Mesa, Arizona passed away January 31, 2011 in Mesa, Arizona. A loving mother and grandmother she is survived by her companion of 12 years Vance Taylor, daughter Deanna (Harvey) Jeffries, sons; Kenneth (Cheryl) Miller, Robert Miller, Ralph (Debbie) Miller, 6 grandchildren & 7 great-grandchildren. Phyllis was preceded in death by her […]

Rave, Wallace J.

Wallace J. Rave, 74, passed away on January 28, 2011, after a nine-month battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Born in 1936 in Mendota, IL to Dorothy and Elmer Rave. He grew up in Spring Valley, IL. Wally earned a Bachelor’s of Music from Illinois State Univ., a Masters and PhD in Music History and Philosophy […]

Shell, Dorothy May

Dorothy May Shell, 88 of Gilbert , Arizona passed away Saturday January 29, 2011 in Mesa, Arizona. Mrs. Shell, a homemaker, was born in Michigan. She will be interred in Croswell Cemetery, Croswell, Michigan.

Larson, Evelyn Marquerite Dornfeld

Evelyn Marquerite Dornfeld Larson, 97 of Mesa, AZ passed away January 20, 2011 in Gilbert, AZ. She was born April 7, 1913 in St. Paul, MN. Evelyn enjoyed making beautiful needlework pictures, playing Mahjong, traveling to many parts of the world, and was a Life Master Bridge Player. She is survived by her daughter, Janice […]

Ellis, Duane Edward

Duane Edward Ellis, 88 passed away Thursday, January 13, 2011 in Mesa, Arizona.  Mr. Ellis, a farmer, was born in Campbell, MN. Preceded in death by his beloved wife, Marian (Davidson) Ellis, he is survived by his sister Lois Randall of New Port Richey, FL, dear friend and companion Ieleen Trites of Dent, MN, sister-in-law […]

Kochheiser, Mabel Belle

Mabel Belle Kochheiser of Mesa, AZ, passed away Monday, January 10, 2011 in Gilbert, AZ. She was 86. Mrs. Kochheiser was born March 24, 1924 in Marion, OH. She is survived by her son, Dana Eugene Kochheiser; a sister, June Kline; a brother, Dale Wirick; two grandsons; five great grandsons; three great granddaughters; and one […]

Gerstenfeld, Steven Michael

Steven Michael Gerstenfeld, born February 15, 1944 in Brooklyn, NY, passed away on January 25, 2011 in Scottsdale, AZ. Born in New York, he moved to California at age 12 where he later met his wife Judi; they married on March 15, 1974. In 1978 they moved to Mesa, AZ where they spent many blissful […]

Jerman, Donald Edward

Donald Edward Jerman 88 passed away on Friday, January 21, 2011 in Mesa, AZ. Mr Jerman, a retired business owner was born in Ft. Morgan, CO. Don, as he was known, was raised in the Salt Creek Oilfield area and lived there until 1984 at which time he and his wife came to Arizona and […]

Myers, James Clark

James Clark Myers, of Mesa, AZ passed away January 23, 2011. James was born March 26, 1928 in Tupelo, AR. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, F. Marcene Myers, daughter Sharon Myers Smith of Mesa, AZ, sons Larry J. (Deena) Myers of Richardson, TX, and Randy D. (Bara) Myers of Prague, Czech […]

Curtis, Alton Craig

Alton Craig Curtis, 67 of Apache Junction, AZ, passed away on January 25, 2011. Mr Curtis was a US Army veteran who served during the Vietnam War. The memorial service will be at 4:00 pm Saturday January 29, 2011 at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel, 7900 E. Main St. Mesa, AZ (480-832-2850).

Tone, Loretta

Loretta Tone, born August 26, 1928, passed into the loving embrace of her Lord January 22, 2011. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and adoring grandmother. One of the first women deputies in Maricopa County, she was very active in the community throughout her life. Loretta is reunited with her son Steve, mother Dorothy, […]

Hartman, Helen Pauline

Helen P. Hartman, 84 of Mesa, AZ Resided for the past 4 years and 2 months at Above Care Assisted Living Home in Gilbert, AZ, where she passed away Wednesday evening January 19, 2011. Born June 23, 1926 in Juniata County, PA, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin Langacre and Effie Mae […]

Shumway, Margarete I.

Margarete I. Shumway, 82 of Mesa, Arizona, passed away on January 20, 2011. A gathering for Mrs. Shumway will be from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Tuesday January 25, 2011 at Sunland Village East, Rosewood Room, 2145 S. Farnsworth Dr., Mesa, AZ 85209

Gelmi, Dorothy Virginia

Born on February 9, 1922 in Ishpeming, Michigan, Dorothy Virginia Nault entered into rest on January 18, 2011, 3 weeks before her 89th birthday. Remembered as a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, our family mourns the passing of a matriarch. Dorothy, known as “Dort”, is survived by her children Geraldine (Robert) Thomsen, Darlene (Paul) Kurian, […]

Egan, Mary Ellen

Mary Ellen Egan, 71 years old, passed on Monday, January 10, 2011 of complications from Pancreatitis. Mary has been a resident of Arizona since 1979, originally from County Mayo Ireland. She is survived by her husband, Morgan Egan of New York, NY, her six children, Joseph, Michael, Mary, Ann Marie, James and Patrick of Mesa, […]

Waldon, Robert Lee

Robert Lee Waldon, 73 of Lakeside, AZ passed away Saturday, January 15, 2011 in Lakeside, AZ. Mr. Waldon, a District Manager for SRP, was born in Miamisburg, OH. Survivors include his wife, June Ann, sons David and Chris Waldon, daughters-in-law Nita Waldon and Felicia Waldon, mother-in-law Juanita Thorpe, sister Judy Lynn Monaco, brother Jim Waldon, […]

Vacha, Geraldine

Geraldine Veronica Vacha, 71 of Mesa, Arizona, passed away on January 15, 2011. Services for Mrs. Vacha will begin with a visitation at 11:00 am Thursday, January 20, 2011 followed by the funeral service at 12:00 pm at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel, 7900 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ (480-832-2850).

Bridge, William Havinden

William Havinden Bridge, 83 of Queen Creek, Arizona, passed away on January 14, 2011. Mr. Bridge proudly served in the U.S. Navy.