Obituaries for 2012

Eveland, Judith C.

Judith C. Eveland, 81, resident of Mesa, Arizona, passed away unexpectedly on December 26, 2012 surrounded my family and loved ones.  Judith was born in Columbus, Ohio on November 26, 1931, born to Roger Rickenbacher and Ruth Reaver.  Judith attended West High school and graduated in 1949 with her High school diploma. Judith was preceded […]

Dobstaff, Ronald

Ronald Dobstaff, age 77 of Mesa, AZ passed away December 21, 2012. Born August 24, 1935 to Edwin and Alice Dobstaff in Buffalo, NY. Growing up his family left the snow country seeking better pastures around the suburbs of L.A., California. Ron raised three families consisting of ten kids. He was a father, grandfather, great […]

Johnson, Ottilia “Tillie”

Ottilia (Tillie) Johnson, 99, of Mesa, AZ passed away Monday December 24, 2012. Tillie was born in Chicago, IL. She moved to Mesa, AZ in 1968 and lived at Sunland Village and Fellowship Square. She is survived by her daughter Anida (William) Jirkovsky, daughter-in-law Charlene Johnson, grandchildren: Laura (Dennis) Wesco, Craig (Neema) Johnson, Bruce (DeeDee) […]

Glessner, John William Sr.

John William Glessner, Sr. 77, passed away Monday, December 24, 2012 in Mesa, AZ.   Mr. Glessner, retired, was born in Des Moines, IA.  He was preceded in death by his daughter Susan Marie Glessner and is survived by his wife Janet Marie Glessner, daughter Sandra Lee Summers, son John William Glessner, Jr., brothers Richard (Janet) […]

Jackson, Reginald

Reginald Jackson, 77 of Mesa, AZ passed away on Dec. 21st.  He is survived by his wife JoAnn, daughters Cheryl Moore (Darren), Michele Debski (Bradley), granddaughter Lindsey Debski and step-grandson Shea Moore.  Brothers Andrew (Carol), Robert (Pat) and Ron.   Memorial services are on Dec. 27th at 10:30am at Mountain View Mortuary 7900 E. Apache Trail.

Linnae, Bonnie

Linnae, Bonnie 79 of Mesa, Arizona, passed away on December 20, 2012. The visitation for Bonnie will be from 10:00 am -12:00 pm Wednesday December 26, 2012 followed at noon by the funeral service, both at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel, 7900 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ

Jazab, Amin Dr.

Dr. Amin Jazab settled in  Gold Canyon in 1999 after a life of service on three continents.  Born February 2, 1928, in Mashad, Iran, he studied medicine at Tehran University, while completing his military service.  In 1960 with his wife and two daughters, Jazab left Iran teach the Baha’i Faith in Tunisia and offer medical […]

Lofing, Delores Ann

Delores Ann Lofing, 78 of Mesa, AZ passed away Saturday December 15, 2012 in Mesa, AZ. She was born in Bayard, NE. She is survived by her daughters Debra Watkins and Linda D’Addabbo, son Scott Lofing, sisters Marlene Friehauf and Mary Jo Keller, grandchildren Travis D’Addabbo, Tammy D’Addabbo, Tracy Stewart, Jessie Calvert, and Austin Guido, […]

Holt, Amelia Margaret

Amelia Margaret Holt, 73 of San Tan Valley, AZ, passed away on December 15, 2012. There will be a visitation from 12:00 to 2:00 pm Wednesday December 19, 2012 with the funeral following at 2:00 pm at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel, 7900 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ

Johnson, Frank John

Frank John Johnson, 81 of Apache Junction, Arizona, passed away on December 14, 2012. Mr. Johnson was a US Army veteran.

Bergstrom, Robert A.

Our Dad, Robert (“Bob”) A. Bergstrom, 92, died peacefully in his sleep on December 16, 2012, in Phoenix, AZ.  To the very end, he was a generous and kind man whose primary concern was the well being of others.  We will miss him. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Eunice Louise Bergstrom and […]

Madsen, Murl A.

Murl A. Madsen, 85 of Mesa, Arizona, passed away on December 13, 2012. Services for Mr. Madsen, a US Navy veteran, will be private. Contributions may be made to American Cancer Soceity.

Crossland, Kathleen Ray

Loving mother and wife, Kathleen Ray Crossland, passed away December 13, 2012. She was born to Ray Elmer Cooley and Kathleen Claire Aggerbeck on March 2, 1941 in Seattle, WA. She is preceded in death by her loving husband Lloyd Crossland and daughter Kathleen Marie Smith. She is survived by son Keith Crossland, Daughter, Bonnie […]

Davis, Kimberly Diane

Kimberly Diane Davis of Apache Junction passed away Tuesday December 11, 2012 at her home in Apache Junction. She was 38 . Mrs Davis was bone June 24, 1974 in South Bend, IN. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter and homemaker. She survived by her husband Christopher J. Davis, daughter Katherine Elizabeth Davis, son […]

Holliday, Theodore “Ted”

Holliday, Theodore Roy (Ted), Of Gilbert, AZ entered into eternity on December 5, 2012. Ted left behind his wife Collene of 63 years. Together they had 14 children and he is survived by 12. He also leaves behind 38 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Farmer Ted was a part of Gilbert history. He could make […]

Wheat, Robert “Bob”

Robert “Bob” Wheat, 88, of Mesa, AZ passed away December 7, 2012. Bob was born on June 2, 1924 in Prophetstown, IL. He moved to Arizona in 1962. Attended AZ State University and became a teacher in the Scottsdale School District.Bob was a WWII Navy Vet. He also was a member of the AZ State […]

Meece, Oliver Arnold

Oliver Arnold Meece, 93 of Mesa, Arizona passed away Thursday December 6, 2012 in Mesa, Arizona. Mr. Meece, a watchmaker, was born in Decatur, Illinois. He is survived by: his daughters Sandy Pennington and Linda Miller, his son Arnie Meece, 9 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. There will be a visitation Monday December 10, 2012 at […]

Seip, Edward Roy “Bud”

Edward Roy “Bud” Seip, 91, passed away December 2, 2012 in Mesa, AZ. Bud was born in Kalamazoo, MI on May 17, 1921. He served in the Army Air Corp during the Korean War and worked for American Airlines as an A&E Mechanic for 36 years. Bud always had a good sense of humor and […]

Vaillancourt, Rheal “Ray” R.

Rheal “Ray” R. Vaillancourt, 58 of Mesa, AZ, passed away on November 30, 2012. The memorial service for Ray, a US Army Veteran, will be at 2:00 pm Sunday December 16, 2012 at The American Legion Post 27, 1018 S. Meridian Rd, Apache Junction, AZ.

Anderson, Anna Mae

Anna Mae Anderson, 80, longtime resident of Mesa, AZ, passed away December 1, 2012 at Delmar Gardens in Overland Park, KS. A memorial service will honor her life on Friday, Dec. 7 at 1 p.m. at St. Matthew United Methodist Church in Mesa, AZ.  She will be buried at Mountain View Memorial Gardens in Mesa, with […]

Brunson, Claudette L.

Claudette L. Lloyd Brunson (81) of Mesa, Arizona, died November 29, 2012 in Mesa, Arizona. She was born August 18, 1931, in Salt Lake City, Utah to of Frank B. and Mary Dedrick Lloyd. She married John M. Brunson September 13, 1950 in the L.D.S. Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah. She was a […]

Stephens, Ray

Ray Stephens passed away Wednesday afternoon November 28, 2012 at the age of 80. He was born in Proctor, TX February 5, 1932 and lived a full and courageous life achieving many accomplishments. Ray was an underground miner in San Manuel, AZ for 20 years. He moved to Missouri bought an 11 acre farm and […]

Swierczynski, Lois

Lois Swierczynski of Mesa, AZ passed away November 26, 2012 in Mesa, AZ. Lois was born April 8, 1944 to Anna Marie “Rose” Panzica and Michael Pervan. She is survived by great beloved husband, Gerald Swierczynski, beloved mother of grateful sons Thomas (Kallie) and Robert (Jing) Swierczynski, and loving grandmother to Sophia Swierczynski. Lois will […]

Cole, Fannie T.

Fannie T. Cole, 93 of Mesa, AZ passed away Tuesday November 27, 2012 in Mesa, AZ. Mrs. Cole, a furniture store owner, was born in Irvine, KY. She is survived by her husband Harry S. Cole, son Tommy K. (Barbara) Jackson, stepdaughter Harriet A. (Tom) Lee, stepsons Shelton Cole and William Cole, grandson Tommy K. […]

Welsh, Annella Sturges

Annella Sturges Welsh, 92, of Mesa, AZ passed away Saturday November 24, 2012 in Mesa, AZ. Mrs. Welsh, a retired office manager for a title company, was born in Jerome, ID. She is survived by her daughter Shirley (Robert), son William (Nancy) Sturges, daughter Sheryl (Rick) Dannelley, 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded […]

Young, Evelyn R.

Evelyn R. Young, 74 of Tempe, AZ, passed away on November 23, 2012. A funeral service will be held at 4:00 PM Weds. November 28, 2012 with a visitation starting at 3:00 PM at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel 7900 E. Main St. Mesa, AZ 85207 (480) 832-2850 Family suggests contributions be made to Hospice of […]

Wells, Dorothy B.

Dorothy B. Wells, 91 of Mesa, Arizona, passed away on Thursday November 22, 2012. Services will be at 10:00 am Thursday November 29, 2012 at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel, 7900 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ

Simons, Irene (Renee) Marie

Renee P. Simons of Mesa, AZ passed away Saturday Nov. 17, 2012 in Mesa, AZ. She was 65. Renee was born Oct. 15, 1947 in San Fernando, CA to Laurence and Irene Perea. Mrs. Simons was a Retired Manager in the Center of Excellence of the Manufacturing Shop at The Boeing Company. She is survived […]

Sanders, Linda A.

Linda A. Sanders passed away Monday morning November 19, 2012 at the age of 73 in the arms of her beloved husband Thomas E. Sanders at their home in Mesa, AZ. Born in Norwalk, CT May 2, 1939, she lived a full and courageous life, all the while enduring Spina Bifida. Throughout her life she […]

Cowens, Larry

Larry Cowens, 55, of Avondale, AZ passed away unexpectedly on November 15, 2012. He was born on November 19, 1956 in Phoenix, AZ to Louis and Dale Cowens. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Dale, as well as his brother David. He is survived by his partner of 38 years, Diane; […]

Ott, Norman Walter

Norman Walter Ott, age 83, departed this life to be with Jesus, his Lord and Savior, on November 14, 2012.   Norm was born in Scribner, Nebraska on December 19, 1928 to Walter Ott and Anna Moderow.  His family moved to Santa Ana, California in 1942.  He was baptized in Nebraska in January 1929 and confirmed […]

Helms, Dale J.

Dale J. Helms, 93 of Mesa, AZ passed away November 8, 2012 in Litchfield Park, AZ. Mr. Helms was born in Muncie, IN. He was an engineer and draftsman at Maxon Corporation for 45 years. He is survived by his daughters Gale G. (Jim) Garrett and Joan S. (John) Shotts, 3 grandchildren: Andrea Garrett Blair, […]

Mayes, Joanna

 Joanna Mayes, 93 of Mesa passed away on November 10,2012. She was born on September 12, 1919 in Chandler, AZ. Joanna is survived by her grandchildren, Jesse White, Tiffanie Fuston, and granddog, Shotzee, nieces and a favorite nephew, Douglass McDonald (Gabrielle). She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis and daughter, Annie Mayes. Funeral […]

Countryman, Don C.

Don C. Countryman, 75 of Sun Lakes, Arizona passed away November 9, 2012 in Mesa, AZ. Mr. Countryman was born in Greenfield, Ohio in 1937. He is survived by his daughter, 5 sons, 2 sisters, 12 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10:00 am Wednesday November 14, 2012 at Mountain View Cemetery, 7900 […]

Updike, Dorothy Isabelle

Dorothy Isabelle (Gibbs) Updike was born on January 26, 1933, to John and Gladys Gibbs in Newcastle, Wyoming. She attended Clifton Country School and other country schools in Wyoming. Ice skating in the winter, and fishing and camping in the summer were her favorite activities while growing up. She was involved in 4-H Club for […]

Traynor, William C.

William C. Traynor of Gold Canyon AZ, born August 31, 1924 in Curryville, MO passed away October 27, 2012 in Mesa, AZ. He was the last child of Homer Traynor and Marie Stephenson Traynor. His brothers, Paul (Reba), Podge (Marie), Tinsley (Dorothy Lee), Richard (Jane) and sister Macie Ogden Petrie (Harry) all preceded him in […]

DuHamell, Alice Marie

Alice Marie (Keplinger) DuHamell, 96, former Mesa, AZ resident died October 24th, 2012 at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, OH. Marie was born April 23, 1916 in Maysville, WV to Homer Martin Keplinger and Susan Keplinger. Marie was a strong family force and was instrumental in keeping her siblings together throughout their formative years, after […]

Boyd, Woodrow W.

Woodrow w. Boyd, 87, of Mesa, Arizona passed away October 29, 2012 in Mesa, Arizona. Mr. Boyd, a veteran of the US Navy, was born in Sallisaw, Oklahoma in 1924. Services for Mr. Boyd will be at 11:00 am Friday November 2, 2012 at Velda Rose United Methodist Church, 5540 East Main Street, Mesa, Arizona.

Keller, E. Gordon

E. Gordon Keller passed away on October 21, 2012, in Mesa, AZ. He was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota to William and Wanda Keller. Mr. Keller is survived by his wife Catherine Irene Keller. Services were held on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 in Mesa, Arizona

Lee, Edna

Edna D. Lee, 95, of Mesa, AZ, passed away October 10, 2012, in Mesa, AZ. Ms. Lee a homemaker was born in Cookeville, TN. She is survived by her daughters, Vivian Ashe, Barbara Lee, Gail Trent, & Velma Rose Jacomino, her son, Johnny Lee, sons –in-law, Douglas Trent & Engelberto Jacomino, 18 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, […]

Manriquez, Elvira G.

Elvira G. Manriquez, matriarch of a large extended family, passed away peacefully on October 25th, 2012, surrounded by family. Elvira was born in the mining town of Sonora, AZ on January 23, 1923. She was preceded in her death by her husband Alberto Manriquez, her parents Hilario and Maria Granillo, and sister Lucy Bonillas. Elvira […]

Anderson, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Anderson, age 77, died Monday, October 15, 2012 after a long battle with cancer.  She had been a resident of Arizona for the past 15 years but spent the majority of her life in Kane, Pennsylvania.  She was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on October 4, 1935 to the late Duncan and Jean (Russell) McLellan […]

Judith Ann Richards

Judith Ann Richards nee Yantus-Modzelewski, age 72 of Mesa, Arizona passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 24, 2012. Judy was born on October 29, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Martha Yantus-Modzelweski. Judy was a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother who will be dearly missed. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Gerald […]

Berg, Alma Veronica

Alma was born November 6, 1923 in Calio, ND. She passed away October 17, 2012 in Apache Junction, AZ. She was raised on the family farm near Calio and later met her husband George Berg. They were married for 49 years before he preceded her in death in Dec., 1991. They farmed near Egeland, ND […]

Wood, Alice J.

Alice J. Wood, 91 of Gilbert, Arizona, passed away on October 16, 2012. Visitation for Alice will be from 5-8:00p.m. Sunday October 21, 2012, with funernal services at 10:00a.m. Monday October 22, 2012. All services will be at Mountian View Funernal Home Chapel, 7900 E. Main, Mesa, AZ 85207.

Henry, Sarah L.

Sarah L. Henry, 76, of Apache Junction, Arizona passed away Tuesday October 9, 2012 at home. Mrs. Henry, a homemaker, was born in San Antonio, Texas. She is survived by her husband, Donald Henry, sons Mark Henry and Michael Henry, daughter Michele (Henry) Ryers, sister Emila Thayer, brother Alfred Garcia, grandchildren: Scott Henry, Robert Henry, Josh […]

Pientka, Sandra Ann

Sandra Ann Pientka went to Heaven October 9, 2012 to play cards and drink “apple juice” with her dad (Walter), her mom (Ruth) and her brother (Steve). Born in Brooklyn, NY on October 21, 1944, Sandy left us way too soon. Survived by her daughter Monique, her sister Linda (Bruce), her brothers Ron (Karen), Rick […]

Wurm, Edith Y.

Edith Y. Wurm, 82, went to her Lord and Savior on October 8, 2012. She was born in Milwaukee, WI on December 26, 1929 to the late George and Maysie Lougheed. Edith was employed as an Attendant Nurse at the Sault St. Marie, Michigan State Hospital before transferring to the Traverse City State Hospital in […]

Johnston, Dorothy Viola

Dorothy Viola (Hough) Jones-Johnston, 88, died peacefully in her sleep Saturday, October 6, 2012, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born on July 8, 1924 in Poland, OH and moved with her parents to Mesa in the 1940’s. She retired from Motorola and was a long-time Girl Scout Leader. She was a […]

Jacot, Ronald M.

Ronald M. Jacot, 77, passed away on October 6, 2012 in Tempe, Arizona. Mountain View Funeral Home handled the arrangements (480) 832-2850. A Memorial Service is scheduled for 10:00 am Thursday, October 11th at The Mesa Moose Lodge 1925 South 74th Street, Mesa 85208.

Dalmacio, Rosita David

Rosita David Dalmacio, 79, of Mesa, Arizona passed away Sunday September 30, 2012 in Mesa, Arizona. Mrs. Dalmacio, a retired Registered Nurse, was born in the Philippines. Rose and family entered the United States in California 1972.  Then moved to the Globe – Miami area in 1973.  In 1978 they relocated to Superior, Arizona.  All these […]

Schmidt, Edward Francis Jr.

Edward Francis Schmidt Jr., 91, of Mesa, Arizona passed away Monday October 1, 2012 in Mesa, Arizona. Mr. Schmidt was born in Brooklyn, New York. Contributions may be made in Mr. Schmidt’s honor to Holy Cross Catholic Church, 1244 S. Power Rd, Mesa, Arizona 85206. Please specify for Religious Education or Masses. Services for Mr. […]

Killian, Thomas

Thomas Steven Scott Killian, 24, passed away Friday, September 28, 2012 in Mesa, AZ. Visitation is scheduled from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm Saturday, October 6th at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel 7900 E. Main St. Mesa (480) 832-2850.

Galvan, Pedro “Pete” G.

Pedro (Pete) Gonzalez Galvan, 75, residing in Mesa, AZ, passed away in his home Sept. 29, 2012 from natural causes. He was born July 7, 1937 in Hondo, TX to Domingo and Vicenta Galvan. Shortly after, his parents along with Pete, his 2 older brothers and 1 younger sister relocated to Artesia, NM. He was […]

Featherston, Sylvia M.

Sylvia M. Featherston, 90, of Apache Junction, AZ passed away Saturday, September 29, 2012 in Mesa, AZ. Mrs. Featherston was born in Clay County, MN. She is survived by her son, A. Lee Featherston, Jr., her brothers Vernon and Raymond Solwold, six grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. Services 12:00 pm Thursday October 4, 2012 at Mountain View Funeral […]

Keas, Dorothy Jane

Dorothy Jane Keas, a woman who loved every adventure life had to offer, died on Monday, September 24, 2012 in Oshkosh, WI. She was 92. Dorothy was born on November 21, 1919 in Chicago, IL to the late Stanley and Amanda Woods. Dorothy was elegant, confident, opinionated, charming and accomplished. She married Carl Keas on […]


Matt was born in Pittsburgh, PA February 17, 1914 and lived most of his life in and around Pittsburgh and later in California and Arizona. He worked for U.S. Steel and Bethlehem Steel companies in Pennsylvania. Matt retired from Bethlehem Steel in 1978 where he was a crane operator. Shortly after retirement, Matt and his […]

Juvelin, Loraine Margaret

Loraine Margaret Juvelin, 92, passed away Sunday, September 16th in Mesa, AZ. Mrs. Juvelin was born in Hancock, MI.  She was preceded in death by her husband Ray Juvelin and her daughter Carole Larsen-Harper.  She is survived by her daughter Shan Hays, sister Nancy Enoksen, brother Giles Kendall, grandchildren Joey, Alice, David, Eric and Alix, […]

Jett, James Edmond Jr.

James Edmond Jett Jr., 76, passed away on September 14, 2012 in Apache Junction, AZ. James was born on May 15, 1936 in Phoenix, AZ to James E. Jett Sr. and Virginia (Crawford) Jett. James was a graduate of North High class of 1954 and the University of Arizona 1959. He served in the United […]

Moxcey, Roland Stockwell

Roland Stockwell Moxcey 95 passed away on September 14, 2012 in Mesa. Roland was born March 1, 1917 to Harold and Nellie Moxcey in Yarmouth, Maine. Yarmouth provided a good place for young boys to grow up. He graduated from the Yarmouth Academy with honors. While working in Portland, he volunteered to serve as a […]

Urioste, Dorothy

Dorothy Urioste (January 29, 1952-September 8, 2012) Beloved loving mother passes away on September 8, 2012 at the age of 60. She is survived by her loving son James Lucero and her beloved daughters Dawn Forrest and Marina Renzulli. She has one sister and two brothers, Rose Gorham, Phillip Urioste and Mark Urioste. She was […]

Jaramillo Ruiz, Rachel Ofelia

Rachel Ofelia Jaramillo Ruiz, 34 of Mesa, AZ entered into rest September 8, 2012. Rachel is survived by her husband Mike; sons Alex and Kameron; daughters Gloria and Judiana; sisters Josie and Brittany; brother Ricky; parents Ricardo and Judy; grandparents Elena and Ofelia; and numerous relatives and friends. Visitation will be held from 5-8:00 pm […]

Barcelow, Neva

Neva Barcelow passed away September 10, 2012 at age 97. Neva was born in Alabama, but spent most of her life in Ionia, Michigan. After moving to Arizona, she and her husband Joseph enjoyed life until his passing in 1988. Neva is survived by her daughters Vickie and Nancy, sisters Shirley and Joy, two grandchildren […]

Kreis, Lillian Elizabeth

Lillian Elizabeth Vespie Kreis, 91, passed away September 7, 2012 in Lewistown, MT. Born in Lancing, TN to John Leonard Vespie and Myrtle Nora Strutton Vespie, she was one of seven children. She married Joseph Archie Kreis January 16, 1940 in Morgan County, TN. They had 45 years together before Joseph passed away in 1985. […]

Strader, Helen M. Lynch

 Helen M. Lynch Strader passed away August 5, at the Hospice of the Valley, Mesa, Az, after a short illness. A memorial service was held on Sat. Sept, 8, 2012, in the Velda Rose Methodist Church Chapel, in Mesa, Arizona, with Rev. Stewart Lewis officiating. Helen was born on May 4, 1926 on her parents’ […]

Woods, Jill L.

Jill L. Woods of Mesa, AZ passed away Wednesday September 5, 2012 in Gilbert, Arizona. She was 65. Ms. Woods was born August 2, 1947 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. She is survived by her parents Barbara and Al, son Dennis, daughter Dena, step-daughter Thrisha, brother Skip, sister Judy and grandchildren Cameron, Victoria, Hollie and Harley. A funeral service will be […]

Gibson, Matilda Rose

Matilda Rose (Houle) Gibson, 86 Nov. 27, 1925-Aug. 30, 2012 Matilda Gibson was born in Argonne, Wisconsin to Dennis Houle & Ethel (Rosio) Houle. She had a twin sister Marie who preceded her in death. Marie and Tillie were inseparable in life and now they are together again. She is preceded in death by her […]

House, William “Bill” Eugene

William (Bill) Eugene House, age 89, of Mesa, AZ, passed away Tuesday Aug. 28, 2012, in Mesa, AZ. He was born in Wellington, KS, on Nov. 14, 1922. He was a WWII US Army Air Corp veteran. He worked for Chevrolet Motor Division. He retired in 1980 after 31 years working in Sales Management. He […]

Hovden, Ruby

Ruby Hovden, 92, of Mesa, AZ passed away Sunday, August 26, 2012 in Mesa. Ruby was born to Jack and Opal Bray in Davis City, IA on July 22, 1920. She was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church where she married George Hovden on December 30, 1945. Ruby worked at the Hotel Tallcorn and […]

Allison, Margaret Jean

Margaret Jean Allison, born March 1, 1930, passed from this life to eternal life with Jesus in the early morning hours of Sunday August 26, 2012. Her husband Jim passed only 8 months earlier. They were married for 59 years. Margaret, known to all as Peggy, was born in Havre, Montana, the eldest of five […]

Black, Jane W.

Jane W. Black, 94 of Mesa, Arizona, passed away on August 25, 2012. There will be a visitation for Mrs. Black at 9:00 am Thursday August 30, 2012 followed by the funeral at 10:00 am at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel, 7900 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ.

Ricks, Robert R.

 I’m a Hoosier share cropper’s son. Born near Rensselaer, IN, May 10, 1916. My Father, a TB victim at age 35, with 6 children. “Go to Arizona” was the cure. My folks loaded up a 1923 Buick Touring car in 1927. By dirt roads headed for AZ. On way picked up two hitchhikers. My brother […]

Chennault, Ruth

Ruth A. Chennault, 91, of Mesa, AZ, former resident of Yakima, WA, departed this earthly life on July 31, 2012 in Mesa, AZ.  Born January 16, 1921 in Lone Wolf, OK to Fred & Coma Hamilton, Ruth had 3 brothers and 1 sister.  Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law Cherryl & Bob Welsh, son and […]

Brodie, William James Jr.

William James Brodie Jr., 55, of Apache Junction, AZ passed away Tuesday July 17, 2012 in Apache Junction. Mr. Brodie, a US Army veteran, was born in Homestead, FL. He is survived by his daughter Sedona Brodie, mother Eleanor Brodie, and sister Katie Barnes. Services will be at 1:00 pm Saturday August 4, 2012 at […]

Lassanske, Albert August

Albert August Lassanske, 89, of Chandler, Arizona passed away Sunday, July 29, 2012 in Chandler, Arizona. Mr. Lassanske, a pharmacist, was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Services will be at 10:00 am Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel, 7900 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ.

Kiplinger, Virginia Jean

Virginia Jean (Edmondson) Kiplinger, 82, went home to be with the Lord on July 27, 2012. She was born on February 1, 1930 in Deadwood, SD to Elton and Ann (Kniep) Edmondson. On August 18, 1948, Virginia married John Ivan “Kip” Kiplinger. To this union were born six children: John (Connie) Kiplinger, Mesa, AZ; Jay […]

Schuelke, Jeannette L.

Jeannette L. Schuelke (nee Ciriacks), 80, of Mesa, AZ died Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at Hospice of Arizona after a short battle with cancer. She was born January 31, 1932, in West Bend, WI to the late Alvin and Eleanor (nee Schott) Ciriacks. Jeannette met Wilfred Schuelke while working in the accounting department at the […]

Allen, Nellie F.

Nellie F. Allen, 87, of Mesa, Arizona passed away Tuesday July 24, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. There will be a visitation for Mrs. Allen at 2:00 pm Friday July 27, 2012 at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel, 7900 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ. The funeral service will directly follow at 3:00 pm.

House, William Burdette

William Burdette House, 89, of Mesa, Arizona, died Saturday, July 21, 2012.  He was born January 1, 1923, in Monroe Township, Preble County to Jacob Henry House and Martha Pearl (LaFuze) House. Burdette graduated from Lewisburg High School (Ohio) in 1941and served in the U.S. Army Engineers Company “D” 359th Engineers G. S. Regiment in […]

Pusch, Richard Joseph

Richard Joseph Pusch 61, of Apache Junction, AZ passed away Friday, July 20, 2012 in Mesa, AZ at Banner Heart Hospital. He was born in Mesa, Arizona, April 21st, 1951, to Martin and Bernice Pusch. He was an army veteran and retired miner of the Asarco mines and TSA. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and golf. […]

Sandoval, Raul

Raul Sandoval, 92 of Tempe, Arizona, went into eternal rest on July 19, 2012. He was born in Sonora, Arizona on November 14, 1919.  He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Lucia, four daughters: Annie (Emil), Janie (Vince), Virginia (Darrell) and Susana (Carlos), two sons: Raul Jr. (Vanessa) and Daniel, ten grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren […]

Sposito, Geraldine Virginia

Geraldine (Jeree) Sposito passed away peacefully July 17, 2012 in Vancouver, WA, where she had been living since 1998. Prior to that she had spent 50 happy and productive years as a homemaker in Chandler Heights, where she and her husband, Albert, farmed grapefruit and tangerines on 60 acres. Geraldine, born on February 20, 1923, was […]

Severson, James B.

James B. Severson was born Jan 8, 1944 in Phoenix AZ, passed away on July 16, 2012.  He is survived by his wife of 45 years Lois Severson, his mother Marjorie Liles, his three brothers Randy Severson, Myron Severson, and David Severson and his three children Debroah (Debbie) Sue Winchester, James (Jimmy) B. Severson Jr., and […]

McDonald, John W. Jr

John W. McDonald Jr., 63 of Mesa, AZ died July 15, 2012 surrounded by his family. Mr. McDonald was born September 4, 1948 in Danbury, CT to John McDonald and Barbara Hinckley. He was a graduate of Henry Abbott Technical School. He worked in the family bakery for a while but was a machinist the […]

Gomez, Josephine

Josephine G. Gomez (65) passed away on July 13, 2012 in Mesa, AZ. Ms. Gomez was born in Mexico and was preceded in death by her parents Luis and Isabel Gomez and her brother Louis Flores. She is survived by her daughter Salina Lee Coon, 6 sisters Irma Gomez, Dora Garcia, Gloria Arrieta, Irene Gomez, […]

Crossland, Lloyd Vernon

Lloyd Vernon Crossland, born December 10, 1937 at home in Claypool, AZ passed away peacefully on Friday July 13, 2012, surrounded by his family.  He was the beloved husband of Kathleen Crossland. Lloyd is survived by his brother Aaron (Ettie), sisters Joan Messer and Glendora Rives, daughter Bonnie (Ed) Yngelmo, son Keith Crossland, and 3 […]

Dayley, Don Albertis

Don Albertis Dayley, 78, of Gilbert, Arizona, was born on June 6, 1934, in Pocatello, Idaho, and passed away on July 12, 2012, surrounded by family. He was preceded in death by his parents Lyle Dayley and Bessie Wright. Don is survived by his loving wife of over 50 years Karolea Hansen Dayley; by his […]

Mouw, William J.

William J. Mouw, 71, of Mesa, Arizona passed away Friday, July 6, 2012 after a 14 month battle with Cancer.  He was born in Boyden, Iowa May 3, 1941.  He dedicated 44 years to Optimist International bringing out the best in kids as well as donating time and money toward Children’s Cancer projects and research.  […]

Foreman, John R.

John R. Foreman, 72, of Mesa, AZ passed away on July 4, 2012 after a long and courageous battle with COPD. John was born in Madisonville, KY on March 2, 1940. John was proud to serve with the US Marine Corps. John moved to Arizona in 1979 to work for Peabody Coal.  John’s greatest joy […]

Caplan, Sheldon Lee

Sheldon Lee Caplan (68) of Minneapolis left this world on July 6, 2012 after 4 months of difficult health in Mesa, Arizona where he wintered.  He was born on the anniversary of the bombing at Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1943 in Fargo, ND.  He served in the Navy and graduated from Fargo Central High School […]

Roesch, Chandler L.

Chandler L. Roesch passed away June 24, 2012 at Mountain View Hospice in Scottsdale, AZ. He was born in Huron, SD on July 4, 1940. He graduated from Southern Illinois University (Master of Science degree) and taught in Argentina and Illinois schools until changing careers and working with the Dept. of Defense in Chicago. He […]

Bradshaw, Jay

Jay R. Bradshaw, 58, of Oceanside, CA died in an auto accident on May 23, 2012. Jay, the son of Jack and Joy Bradshaw, was born September 18, 1953, in Greeley, CO. He graduated from high school in Winter Park, FL, and attended college in Florida. Jay enjoyed music and played drums professionally. He loved […]

Schweger, Joan June

Joan June Schweger, 80, of Mesa, Arizona passed away Friday June 29, 2012. Mrs. Schweger, a homemaker, was born in Chicago, IL and had been an Arizona resident for 10 years. There will be a celebration of her life, Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 12:00 noon at Springdale Village, Roberto’s Restaurant Tea Room, 7255 E […]

Berendt, Arthur John

Arthur John Berendt, 88, of Mesa, AZ passed away Sunday June 24, 2012. Mr. Berendt was born in Chicago, IL and had lived in Arizona for about 34 years. There will be a visitation from 5-7:00 pm Wednesday June 27, 2012 at Mountain View Funeral Home, 7900 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ. Graveside service will take place at […]

Daniels, William A. Sr.

William A. Daniels, Sr. 94 of Apache Junction, Arizona passed away May 30, 2012 at The Arbor Hospice Home in Mesa, Arizona. Mr. Daniels a Retired Truck Driver was born in Erie, Pennsylvania. Survivors include his  wife Edwina Daniels. Daughter Jeanette Bowner of  Alvine, TX. Sons William A. Daniels, Jr. and Duane Daniels of Lake […]

Heller, Billie Jane

Billie Jane Heller, 90, died on June 12, 2012 in Mesa, Arizona.  She was born on February 2, 1922 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska to Lloyd McKinley and Jess McCann Bryan.  She attended the University of Minnesota, University of Colorado, and the University of Nebraska. After her husband, Lt. William H Startzer was killed in a training […]

Wilcox, Charley

Charley F. Wilcox, born Jan. 26th 1922, passed away at his home June 9th 2012. Charley proudly served in WWII as 1st Lt. in the USAF with 40 missions in the South Pacific, receiving medals and accommodations. Historian for the 494th Bombardment Group, he collaborated in a published book, digitized thousands of individual missions into […]

Hunsaker, Jessie Louise

Jessie Hunsaker, 26, born August 25, 1985 in Phoenix, and raised in Mesa. She has fought the good fight, and has finished the race, into the arms of our Lord Jesus, on June 7, 2012. Jessie is survived by many relatives and friends that love her dearly. She was employed at East Mesa Animal Hospital […]

Jordan, Evelyn

Evelyn Jordan, 78, was called home to her Heavenly Father on June 5, 2012. She is survived by her husband Jess, two sons Mike and Mitch, three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, one brother and one sister. There will be a visitation for Evelyn between 12:00 and 2:00pm, with the funeral services beginning at 2:00pm Monday June […]

Tillotson, Verna Edna

Verna E. Tillotson, 95 of Fredericksburg, VA passed away Wednesday June 6, 2012 at MicAnd Assisted Living. Verna is survived by her children; Susan Kliewer (Bill) of Kansas, Mary Lou Brown (Dennis) of Knoxville, IL and Jane Grant (Tony) of Fredericksburg. She also leaves behind five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Verna was preceded in death […]

Jurek, Rhiannon Lynn

Rhiannon (Renee) Lynn Jurek, 32, resident of Apache Junction, AZ and Whiting, IN went to be with the Lord suddenly on Saturday, June 2, 2012. She was born on March 19th, 1980 in Blue Island, IL, the daughter of Brenda Ervin and Ken Jurek. Rhiannon graduated from Red Mountain High School in 1999. She was a Certified Medical Assistant […]

Dozal, Emilio III

Emilio Dozal III, 53 of Apache Junction, AZ passed away Thursday May 31, 2012 surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Dozal, who was born in Superior, AZ, worked in the semi-conductor industry at Motorola for 21 years. He is survived by his wife of 30 years Alba Macias Dozal, his loving daughters Maria Santana and […]

Morris, John Ivy II

John Ivy Morris II, 60, of Queen Creek, AZ, passed away on May 26, 2012, from complications following emergency surgery. Born November 17, 1951, in Richmond California, John moved to Wickenburg, Arizona in 1968 where he graduated from Wickenburg High School. His love was adobe and keeping the tradition alive in Arizona. He started San […]

Knepple, George G.

George G. Knepple, 103 of Mesa, AZ passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2012. He was born in Downers Grove, IL on February 5, 1909. He was married to his late wife Evelyn for 76 years. Mr. Knepple is survived by his son George (Mary Lou) Knepple, his daughter Gerri (Tom) Coha, four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren […]

Griffith, Alberta Mary

Alberta Mary Griffith, left to be with the Lord and her entire family on May 23, 2012. Alberta was born in Camden, New Jersey in 1924 and married to John R. Griffith in 1945, who preceded her in death in 2003. They lived in Riverside, NJ until 1968 when they moved to Tempe, AZ.  They […]

Pendley, Roy Lane

Roy Lane Pendley, 48 of Mesa, Arizona passed away Saturday May 19, 2012 in Scottsdale, Arizona. A gathering will be held in Mr. Pendley’s honor from 2:00 to 10:00 pm on Saturday May 26, 2012 at the residence in Mesa.

Davies, Helen Rivers

Helen Rivers Davies, 88 of Mesa, AZ passed away Tuesday May 22, 2012 in Mesa, AZ. There will be a visitation Wednesday May 30, 2012 between 10:ooam and 12:00 pm. The funeral service will follow at noon at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel, 7900 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ.

Hartzell, Maggie Rae

Maggie Rae Hartzell, 21 of Mesa, AZ passed away Wednesday May 23, 2012 surrounded by family and love. “Mags” is survived by her parents Mary Jane and Ron, brother Nicholas, and hundreds of loving family members and friends. There will be a visitation from 5:00 – 8:00 pm Friday May 25, 2012 with the funeral […]

Higginbottom, Mark

Mark Higginbottom passed away May 20, 2012 in Mesa, AZ, he was 53 years old. Mark, a resident of Mesa, AZ, was a business owner, a wonderful husband and father. He is survived by his loving family: his wife Patricia, daughter Ashley, son Christopher, father Richard, and many other family members. Mark will be greatly […]

Schaeffer, Josephine Victoria

Josephine Victoria Schaeffer, 100, passed away May 17, 2012 in Mesa, AZ. She was formerly a resident of Chicago, Hanover Park and Schaumburg, IL. She worked for many years as a bookkeeper. She is survived by her daughter Dolores Koplin of Mesa, AZ, son William Schaeffer of Huntley, IL, grandson Scott Koplin, granddaughter Vicki Young, 5 […]

Wurtele, Lester Paul

Lester Paul Wurtele, 93 of Mesa, AZ passed away Sunday May 21, 2012 in Mesa, AZ. Mr. Wurtele, a retired Phillips 66 Dealer, was born in Nebraska City, NE. He was a lifetime member of Mesa Lions Club. Survivors include his daughters Carol Jean Miller, and Nancy J. Moore, grandchildren: Julie Fechner, Jeff Clymens, Steve […]

Twigg, Edward Harry III

Edward H. Twigg III (Ted) was born March 12, 1966 at Calumet Hospital in Laurium, MI and died in an auto accident in Phoenix, AZ on May 16, 2012. He lived most of his life in Battle Creek, MI attended Harper Creek Schools, earned the rank of Eagle Scout in Troop 322, and worked installing […]

Roberti, Sandra Elaine

Sandra Elaine Roberti, 64 of Mesa, AZ, passed away on May 11, 2012. There will be a gathering for family and friends at 8:30 am Wednesday May 16, 2012, followed by a memorial service at 10:00 am at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel, 7900 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ

Caldwell, Frank M.

Frank M Caldwell, 80 of Mesa, AZ formally of Peoria & Chillicothe, IL died at 3:45pm Monday, May 7, 2012, peacefully at home by his wife’s side. He was born on December 16, 1931 in Royalton, IL to Frank and Winnie Karr Caldwell.  He married Bette Sewards January 1952 in Chillicothe, IL.  She survives.  He […]

Dole, Beatrice

Beatrice May Dole, 86, of Alden, went to meet our Lord on April 28, 2012, at Cherry Hill Haven II in Traverse City. Her daughter, Janet, was at her side when Beatrice took her last breath. Beatrice was born on May 10, 1925, to the late Henry and Eglentine (Gregory) Stables in Detroit.  Beatrice entered […]

Leonard, Edward “Scotty”

Edward “Scotty” Leonard, 68, of Gold Canyon, AZ passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2012 peacefully at his home in Gold Canyon, AZ. Scotty, son of the Scottish football legend, James “Hookey” Leonard, was born in Paisley, Scotland. After serving in the US Army, he worked for Xerox Corporation as Head Distribution Manager for the West […]

Ziegler, Marlene

Marlene was born May 14, 1943, in Anadarko, Oklahoma, to Henry and Inez Corley. A twin, Marlene was one of 11 children in a blended family with three sets of twins. Moving to Mesa in 1954, Marlene attended the public school system and later met and married David Howton, giving birth to three children, Ricky, […]

Moore, Madge

Madge Moore, 92 of Mesa, AZ passed away on April 27, 2012. Madge was born on December 1, 1919 on the homestead in Granada, CO. Madge, her husband and her two children moved to Buckeye, AZ in 1954. Then in 1972 her and her husband moved to Mesa, AZ. She is preceded in death by […]

Barnhart, Thelma V. Troop

On Saturday, April 21, 2012, surrounded by her children, Thelma was guided to her eternal home, where roses never fade and loved ones wait with open arms and warm embraces.  Thelma was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on October 5, 1925 to William and Thelma Troop. She was the beloved wife of Lt. Col. Herbert “Dick” […]

Fisk, Merle D.

Merle D. Fisk, 80, of Mesa, AZ passed away April 21, 2012 in Mesa, AZ. Merle Fisk was born in Havre, MT. Survivors include his wife Dolores Fisk, daughters Susan Fisk and Joni Fisk Zipperer, sons Steven, Gary and Shawn Fisk, sisters Darlene Alvestad, Gloria Allen, and Janet Leith, brother Dale Fisk, grandchildren : Chanda, […]

Sweeney, Concetta “Tina”

Concetta “Tina” Sweeney was born in Marcianese, Italy on August 8, 1944. Tina graduated from the University of Naples, Italy. She immigrated to the US in 1968. Tina met Daniel Sweeney in 1969 and the two were married on May 30, 1970. The couple had four children and now have 7 grandchildren. Tina, a devoted […]

Dejno, Richard

Richard Michael Dejno, 77, of Mesa, AZ passed away April 13, 2012 surrounded by those who loved him deeply. Mr. Dejno was born in Independence, WI. He is survived by his sons Scott and Mark, 3 sisters, five brothers, grandchildren Danielle, Derick, Ashley, and Morgan, and great-grandchildren Skyler, Owen and Khloe. Services will be at […]

Blythe, LaVerne

LaVerne Belle (Fitch) Blythe went to be with the Lord on April 11, 2012. She was born on June 8, 1939 and lived to be 72 years old. She is survived by her husband Ed (Kenneth Blythe) of 56 years. Together they raised 3 children, Dane Leroy, Sarah Jane, and Tommy (his wife Liz). She […]

Hamilton, Lowell

Lowell D. Hamilton, 70, of Fountain Hills, Arizona passed away April 11th, born in Kentucky. Survived by wife Terri, brother Don, two sons Shawn and Jarrett, daughter Kimberly Butcher; stepchildren John Paul Shea and Melanie Stewart; 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery, 7900 E. Main St., […]

Richardson, Corinne I.

Corrine I. Richardson, 89 of Chandler, Arizona passed away Tuesday April 10, 2012 in Chandler. A homemaker, Mrs. Richardson is survived by her son Bill Richardson of Chandler, Arizona, 5 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren, and her son-in-law Ron Johnston.  She is preceded in passing by her husband Verle and her daughter Janice. A funeral service […]

Foody, Pierre F. “Pete”

Pierre F. Foody, 82, of Gold Canyon, AZ, passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2012. Pete, a construction superintendent, ceramic artist, and avid bowler was born in Harrington Park, NJ. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Blakely, and sister-in-law Sadie (Chet) Hunt, nieces: Nancy Fickenscher and Laurie (Harry) Stephens, and his great-niece and nephews: Robert, […]

Burke, Edna Lois

Edna Lois (Hale) Burke, age 92, of Florence, AZ, went to Heaven Saturday, April 7, 2012. Edna was born June 20, 1919, in Lincoln, IL, to Thomas and Clara (Curry) Hale. She was the seventh of nine children, only six of whom lived into adulthood. Her sister, Marion of Tucson, AZ, survives. She married Owen […]

Eveland, Donald Eugene

Donald Eugene Eveland, of Mesa, AZ passed away April 4, 2012 due to a stroke. He was born March 11, 1931 in Mason City, IA. Don earned his Associates degree at St. Mary’s College. He had a great passion for the military and thoroughly enjoyed serving our country. He served in the U.S NAVY for […]

Hollsten, Phyllis D.

Phyllis D. (Gunderson) Hollsten was born May 21, 1932 to Guy Gerhart Gunderson and Loretta (Larson) Gunderson at Memorial Hospital Eau Claire Wisconsin. She passed away April 4, 2012 in Mesa, AZ. She was preceded in death by her sister Peggy (Gunderson) Evans. A proud Norwegian, a superb knitter and most of all had a […]

Mitchell, Mary Andra

Mary Andra Mitchell joined her husband Paul William Mitchell (3-16-1912 – 2-10-2010) on April 1, 2012. Mary was born in Copenhagen, Denmark May 28, 1912. She immigrated to the United States traveling aboard SS Oscar 11 to New York, landing at Ellis Island in August, 1914. Her parents were Marius and Anna Louise Birch Hansen. […]

Foreman-Johns, Dororthy O.

Dorothy O. Foreman-Johns, 93, Scottsdale, AZ passed away Saturday March 24, 2012 in Scottsdale, AZ. Mrs. Johns, an administrative assistant, was born in Rochester, NY. Survivors include her daughter Diane (Bill) Kopp, sons Dr. Robert (Jan) Foreman and Dick (Kate) Foreman, brother William Lane, and 7 grandchildren. Services for Mrs. Johns will be at 10:00 […]

Sams, Leonard E.

Leonard E. Sams, 83, passed away on March 24, 2012 in Mesa, AZ. He was born in St. Joseph, MO on April 29, 1928. Leonard proudly served in the US Army in Japan, serving in the “Wolfgang” band. After graduating from the University of Missouri, with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, he was employed by […]

Straub, Jeffery Alan

Jeff passed away unexpectedly and too soon from this life at the age of 47 on December 8, 2011.  Jeff was born in Pontiac Michigan and lived there until he was in elementary school.   During his attendance in elementary school, Jeff and his family moved to Winslow Arizona where he grew up and graduated high […]

Zuber, Sidney H. MD

Dr. Sidney H. Zuber, of Scottsdale, passed away on March 20, 2012. He was born in St. Johns, Newfoundland on July 29, 1931. He is survived by his beloved wife Judy Zuber, two sons, Douglas Zuber (Stone, Indigo and Monroe) and Paul Zuber, Paul’s wife Alexandra, and (Dylan, Damon, and Angelica). Dr. Zuber earned a […]

Grimes, Arlene G.

Arlene G. Grimes, 87, peacefully entered into eternal life on Sunday, March 18, 2012 in Mesa, AZ. Arlene, the daughter of Augustenius and Mena (Bruflat) Hjermstad, was born in Wallace, SD on June 23, 1924. She had 2 younger brothers (Ardell (Sam), deceased 1995 and Dellis, deceased 2007) and a sister Marcella (Marcy) currently living […]

Schelderup, Harold Hans

Harold Schelderup, a caring husband, father and grandfather, passed away on March 13 after a long battle with COPD.  He was born April 23, 1936, in Brooklyn, NY to Harald and Herborg Schelderup. He graduated from Housatonic Valley Regional High School. He joined the United States Air Force in July 1954, retiring after 20 years […]

Davis, Doris Irene Swenson

Doris Irene Swenson Davis, 81, of Mesa, AZ passed away Monday March 12, 2012 in Mesa, AZ. Mrs. Davis, a retired AT&T supervisor, was born in Lyons, Kansas. She is survived by her daughter Linda Clayton, son Glen Alan Davis, grandchildren: Jacob Davis, Sean Davis, Bonnie Davis Schlittenhart, Josh Davis, Laura Davis, Jenny Davis, and […]

Woike, Henry “Hank” M.

Henry M. Woike (Hank) was born in Blue Island, Illinois January 4, 1921.  He went home March 10, 2012.  He started out as a painter/decorator working with his dad and one of his brothers.  He was in the Army Air Corps during World War II, mostly as a navigator “flying the hump” between India and […]

Hogan, Frances Lorene

Frances Lorene (Stapp) Hogan, 81, of Mesa, AZ was born May 30, 1930 in Springfield, MO to Thomas Burton “Burt” Stapp and Sarah Estella “Stella” (Shaw) Stapp. She died peacefully with her daughter by her side, at the Banner Gardens Hospice Inpatient Unit on March 11, 2012. Frances married Charles “Chuck” Wesley Hogan on Easter […]

Holmgren, Donald W.

HOLMGREN, DONALD W. Donald W. Holmgren  (88) passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2012 in Mesa, Arizona.  Mr. Holmgren, a Retired Regional Plant Manager for the Bell System was born in Litchfield, Minnesota.  Preceded in death by his parents Willie and Hulda Holmgren, sister Doris, brothers Hilding and Lloyd Holmgren.  He is survived by his wife […]

Lynch, Edward L.

Edward L. Lynch, age 90, of Mesa, died on February 28, 2012. Born in Providence, RI, he was the son of the late Thomas G. and Mary (Coyle) Lynch. He graduated from East Providence High School in 1940, then served in the US Army during WW II, and subsequently worked at the US Postal Service […]

Hawkins, Reva Pearl

 Reva Pearl Hawkins, age 92 years young, entered into eternal rest on February 27, 2012, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Phoenix. She was born July 16, 1919, to Clyde and Lillian (Tracy) Brengle in Guthrie, Oklahoma.  Her father was a Baptist minister, and the family moved as his job locations changed. Her childhood years with […]

Messina, Florence Leona

Florence Leona Messina, 82, of Mesa, AZ passed away Tuesday February 28, 2012 in Mesa, AZ. Mrs. Messina was born in Bridgeport, CT. Survivors include her daughter Joy Ann Messina, son Nicholas (Nora) J. Messina III MD, brothers Richard Brice and William Brice, grandchildren Nicole Johnson and Nicholas J. Messina IV, and great-grandchildren Maverick Johnson […]

Tableman, Donald William

Donald William Tableman of Mesa, AZ passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2012. He was born April 13, 1919 in Barnsville, MN. He served in the US Army during WWII as a surgical medic in Europe. Upon discharge from the Army, he moved to Hoopeston, IL with his wife where he owned and operated a successful […]

Burr, James Gordon

James Gordon Burr was born on May 6, 1924 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. He passed away peacefully on February 25, 2012 at home surrounded by his family. James was the regional manager for both Rath and Monfort meat packing companies until retirement. He was a skilled carpenter and an avid fisherman. Jim is survived by his […]

Bobbitt, Erma Dell

Erma Dell Bobbitt, 91, died Saturday February 18, 2012 in Gilbert, AZ. She was born in Herndon, AR to Andy and Eula Cook and moved to AZ with her husband in 1949. They raised their family in Superior, AZ before moving to Queen Valley, AZ in 1980. She is survived by her children and their […]

Baldwin, Mona

Mona Baldwin, with the ever-present smile on her face, passed away surrounded by her family on February 15, 2012 in Gilbert, AZ at the age of 72.  She was born on May 28, 1939 to Helen May and Carl J. Beecoft, in the small mining town of Cananea, Sonora, Mexico. Mona attended Bisbee High School […]

Isaac, James

James Isaac, a loving husband, father, and grandfather of Mesa, AZ passed away Sunday February 19, 2012. He was born October 31, 1936 in Wheelwright, KY, the son of the late Josie Hall Isaac and the late Ervin Isaac. He was a retired Tool and Die maker from Microsemi Corp., Scottsdale, AZ. He is survived […]

Negelspach, Coyita Jane

Coyita Jane Negelspach, 96, passed away Friday, February 17, 2012 in Mesa, AZ. Mrs. Negelspach was born in Lima, Ohio. As a young woman Coyita worked as a hairdresser. Later she and her husband owned and operated a bowling alley in Ohio. After moving to Mesa she and her husband operated the Buckhorn Gift Shop […]

Garman, John

John M. H. Garman 88 of Mesa, AZ passed away Friday February 17, 2012 in Gilbert, AZ. Mr. Garman World War II Veteran (1942-1946) was born in Sapulpa, OK. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife Betty Lou, parents Francis and Jacob and older brother Jacob. He is survived by his 3 daughters […]

Crockett, Richard J.

Richard J. (Dick) Crockett, born August 4, 1937 in Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Wednesday February 15, 2012. Dick graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1960, later earning the designation of Professional Engineer. Dick began his engineering career with G.E./Honeywell in 1960 and later […]

Kniss, Larry

Larry Kniss, age 42, of Chandler, AZ passed away on Feb 11th, 2012. Larry is the son of Mary and Larry Kniss. Larry is survived by his daughter, Katrina Pena her husband Vincent Pena and his granddaughter Alayna Pena, his daughters Cheyenne and Kyleigh Kniss, his sister Michelle Readinger and her loving companion Steve Mawson, […]

Gowler, Judith

Judith F. “Judy” Gowler, 84 of Tempe, AZ and a former resident of Mt. Vernon died Sunday, February 12, 2012 in Tempe.  Judy was born July 12, 1927 in Mt. Vernon, the daughter of Lennis and Gladys (Huckleberry) Whisenut. She married Roy Wayne Gowler on January 22, 1946. She is survived by her husband Roy, […]

Neisess, Maurice A.

Maurice A. Neisess, 93, of Mesa, AZ passed away Thursday February 9, 2012 in Mesa, AZ. Mr. Neisess was born in Breckenridge, Minnesota and was a WWII US Army veteran. There will be a memorial service at 3:00 pm Sunday February26, 2012 at the Fireside Room at Fountain of the Sun, 8001 E. Broadway Rd., Mesa, […]

Mesick, Claude

Claude Mesick, age 90, passed away February 7, 2012. He was born June 6, 1921 in Delhi Township, Ingham County, MI, the son of the late Henry James and Myrtle Dee (nee Barringer) Mesick.  Upon learning of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Claude volunteered for military service as a radio radar operator in anti-submarine coastal […]

Smith, Pamela

Pamela Smith, 63, born July 31, 1948 in Port Jervis, New York passed away February 13, 2012 in Mesa, AZ. Pam worked in the library at Edison and Frost Elementary schools in Mesa, AZ for over 23 years. She is survived by her loving husband of 44 years, William Lee Smith, her son Gerald (and […]

Wolff, Alvin

Alvin Wolff was born August 24, 1926 to Fred C. and Magdelena Wolff. He went to heavenly rest on February 12, 2012. He farmed with his parents until he joined the US Army in 1950. He was united in marriage with Hazel Fregia on November 25, 1952 in Yuma, AZ. In 1953, he bought the […]

Bailey, Rosamond S.

Rosamond S. Bailey, 75 years young, passed away on February 2, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer. Rose was a long time residence of Mesa, Arizona. Our beloved mother was an evangelist and was dedicated to a life of servitude. She was a faithful servant of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Rose was […]

Ghesquiere, Robert Charles

Robert Charles Ghesquiere passed away in his home in Apache Junction on Wednesday February 8, 2012 at the age of 58. He was born on April 23, 1953 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Albert and Elizabeth (Hilgendorf) Ghesquiere. He was lovin husband of Janet (Jones) Siegel-Ghesquiere, loving father to Neil (Tina) Ghesquiere, Jeff (Christina) […]

Young, L.F.

Mrs. L. F. Young, RN (nee Hall) passed away at her home in Mesa, AZ on February 4, 2012 at age 86. She was born in Salt Lick, KY on March 30, 1925 to Henry S. and Virginia M. Hall. L.F. was preceded in death by her parents and sisters Genevieve Maslac, Betty Sue Ford, […]

Reiling, Donna Jean

Donna Jean Reiling, 81 of Apache Junction, AZ passed away in her home Monday February 6, 2012 in Apache Junction. Mrs. Reiling, a retired activities director, was born in Moline, IL. She is survived by her daughters Sherrie (Richard) Bethel, Kimberly Ross, Michelle Gephart and son Gregory (Mikal) Reiling, 8 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She […]

Bonaventura, Nancy C.

Nancy C. Bonaventura, 77 of Mesa, AZ passed away Thursday February 2, 2012 in Mesa. She was born in Portsmouth, Ohio and has been an Arizona resident since 1980. She is survived by her daughters Brenda, Valerie, Tina and Deann, sons Mike, Joe and Andy, grandchildren Missy, Tiffany, Ricky, Kchellsea, Trey, Kortney, Ashley and Joey, […]

Webb, Clayton Cody

Clayton Cody Webb, 19 of Mesa, AZ passed away Wednesday February 1, 2012 in Mesa, AZ. Clayton was born in Mesa, AZ and he loved quads, cars and motorcycles. He was a loving son, brother and grandson. He is survived by his parents Randy and Pam Webb, his sister Cara, and his grandparents Elmer and […]

Daubert, Nila J.

Nila J. Daubert, formerly of Saginaw, Michigan peacefully passed away Wednesday, February 01, 2012 after a courageous and lengthy battle with cancer.  Nila Jane Harmony was born November 24, 1934 in Lincoln, Nebraska to the late Alexander and Sarah (Erdman) Harmony.  Nila graduated from Arthur Hill High School in 1953.  She spent 38 years in […]

Ramsey, Wendell Ray

Born on the family farm near Achille, Oklahoma on April 13, 1936 Wendell Ray Ramsey began his lives journey. The oldest son of Quan and Edna Ramsey he followed the family to Arizona in 1955, after graduation from Achille High School. When he wasn’t working  for Kennecott Copper,  ASARCO and Cypress as a heavy equipment […]

Bovee, Lester Marion

Lester M. Bovee, “Buzz” 89, of Gilbert, Arizona passed peacefully in the arms of his Granddaughter Melissa and surrounded by family on Thursday January 26, 2012.  He was born a twin on April 9, 1922, third child of George and Myrtle Bovee in Holyoke, Colorado.  He is preceded in death by his beautiful wife of […]

Story, Glenn Carl

Glenn Carl Story, 73 of Mesa, AZ passed away Thursday, January 26, 2012 in Mesa, AZ. Mr. Story, a former resident of Hayward, CA was born in Seattle, WA.  Survivors include his wife, Jean Story, daughter Shawn Grace, son-in-law Aaron Grace, sisters: Elsie Salemi, Marylou Valentine, and Doris Stevens, brother Fred Hadden, and grandchildren: Scott, Zachary, […]

Dean, Theodora “Thea”

Theodora “Thea” G. Dean, was born April 15, 1928 in Stamford, Connecticut, and was a longtime resident of Great Falls, VA. As a young woman, Thea attended Emma Willard School in Troy, New York and Rochester University. She married the boy next door, Jonathan “Jock” Dean, in 1950 and lovingly raised five children in an […]

Peterslie, Audrey

Audrey Audrey Peterslie of Mesa, AZ passed away on January 23, 2012. She is survived by her husband Lyle Peterslie, son Jim (Sue) Van Ornum, daughters Cheryl (Dana) Smith and Debbie (Mike) McNeal, brother Kenneth (Virginia) Peterson, 9 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be on Thursday January 26 from […]

Sobal, John

John Sobal, 88 of Mesa, AZ passed away Sunday January 22, 2012 in Mesa, AZ. Mr. Sobal, a retired aircraft planner, was born in West Hazelton, PA on March 2, 1923. John was a WWII veteran serving in the US Army as a crew chief on the C-47 in Central Europe. He was preceded in […]

Nelson, Lorraine

Lorraine Rita (Ares) Nelson passed away January 20, 2012 at Banner Gardens Hospice in Mesa, Arizona.  She leaves behind her husband of 48 years, Kenneth R. Nelson of San Tan Valley, Arizona, a daughter Jennifer Brouillette of Mesa, AZ, and a daughter Susan Sorel of Gilbert, AZ.  She is also survived by her sister Norma […]

Ames, Sidney Raymond

Sidney Raymond Ames (Sid), 78, a 40-year resident of Apache Junction, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, January 17th, 2012. He was born in Seattle, Washington, on March 3, 1933, graduated from Truman High School in Minn., and received a degree in Civil Engineering from South Dakota State College. After […]

Zoet, Edna V.

Edna V. Zoet, 94, of Mesa, Arizona passed away January 16, 2012 in Mesa, Arizona. There will be a visitation between 5-7:00 pm Thursday January 19, 2012 at Mounatin View Funeral Home Chapel, 7900 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ. The funeral service will be at 10:00 am Friday January 20, 2012 also at Mountain View […]

Pillow, Lucille Marilyn

Known to friends as Lou, Lucille Marilyn Pillow lost her short battle with heart disease on 12 January 2012. She had previously beaten TB and cancer and throughout she maintained good spirits and zeal for life. She was born 3 February 1927 on a farm in Prole, Iowa to Frank and Leona Peterson-Parker as the […]

Tanner, Harry Samuel

Harry Samuel Tanner, 76 of Mesa passed away January 13, 2012 in Mesa. Mr. Tanner retired from the United States Air Force. He is survived by his wife Donna, sister Patricia ( Ed Schmitt), brother Bob(Ethel), sister in law Jeanne Schmitt. Son Mark Tanner and his children Jeremy and Jasmine, daughter Cathi and her husband […]

Chapman, Dorothy

Dorothy Chapman entered her eternal home, at the age of 88, on January 8, 2012. Dorothy was born and raised in Merrill, MI. She and her family relocated to Mesa, AZ in 1965. Dorothy retired from the Mesa Chamber of Commerce and also worked at the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce. She was World War II […]

Peterson, Howard Lewis

Our beloved father, died on December 12th, 2011 in Chandler, Arizona. Howard Lewis Peterson was born on November 25, 1924, in Tacoma, WA to Peter L. Peterson and Olga O. Swanson. He had a brother David E. Peterson. He served in the U.S Army Air Corps from 1944 to 1946 as a Flight Officer / […]

Chapp, James L. Jr.

James L. Chapp Jr, 48, of Simi Valley, CA formally of Mesa, AZ passed away December 30th 2011. He was born in Omaha, NE January 4th 1963 to parents James and Judith Chapp of Mesa, AZ. He is survived by his wife Rosemarie (Wade) Chapp, son James J. Chapp, daughter Teresa M. Chapp, brothers Jeff […]

Jennings, Albert Edward

Albert Edward Jennings, 74, of Apache Junction, Arizona passed away January 5, 2012 in Apache Junction. Mr. Jennings, a carpenter, was born in Chicago, IL. Survivors include his wife Mary Murray, daughter Heather, son-in-law Matt, step-daughters Patricia and Margaret, son A.J., step-sons David and Duncan, and granddaughter Elise. Services will be at 11:00 am Tuesday, […]

Bright, Easton Jay

Easton Jay Bright, 9 weeks, of San Tan Valley, Arizona passed awayTuesday January 3, 2012 in Chandler, Arizona. Easton is survived by his parents Michael Bright and Heather Curtis of San Tan Valley. There will be a visitation at 1:00 pm Sunday January 8, 2012 at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel, 7900 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ […]

Schelderup, Joan

Joan passed away on 3 January 2012 in Queen Creek, Arizona.  She was born on 10 July 1926 to Frank and Marguerite Maher at Holy Cross hospital in Salt Lake City.  Joan attended Judge Memorial high school and St. Mary’s college, graduating with a BA in Arts in 1948.  She married and divorced Marvin Boyer. […]

Allison, James Clinton

James Clinton Allison, born June 9, 1923, passed away peacefully from this life to the next, with his wife Margaret (Peg) at his side, on December 8, 2011. James, known to all as Jim, was born in Kremlin, Montana, one of 4 children. He is survived by his brother Earl (Dick), his devoted wife and […]

Kelsey, Margaret

Margaret Kelsey, 63 of Mesa, went to be with the Lord Dec. 28, 2011.  She is survived by her two brothers John Horney of Corinth, TX, Robert Burns of Wichita, KS, two sisters Corrine Young and Arline Duke both of Wichita, KS, son Larry K Lewis, daughter Tamara Cook, son in law Ryan Cook, grandchildren […]

Booth, Gary A.

Gary A. Booth, 60, of Apache Junction, AZ, passed away Jan. 1, 2012. Mr. Booth, an assembly worker, was born in Elmhurst, IL. Survivors include his wife, Judy Lynn; son, Bryah A.; his mother, Betty Moritz. Visitation 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 5, with services following at 3 p.m., at Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery, […]

Jansen, Louis A.

Louis A. Jansen, born in Dubuque, Iowa, on July 10, 1925. Passed away in Mesa, Arizona, on December 22, 2011. Preceded in death by beloved wife, Jean E. Jansen and son, Karl L. Jansen, survived by daughters Jean A. Wallace (Charles) and Laura J. Irwin (Patrick), and sons Roy L. Jansen (Steff) and Kurt L. […]

Baker, Joseph Gerard

Joseph Gerard Baker, “Joey” passed away peacefully the morning of December 23, 2011 at the age of 48 in Mesa, Arizona, after a long period of hospitalization. He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Baker, sisters and brothers, Phyllis Rowe, Albert Baker, Jr., Christine Launder, and Gregory Baker. He is further survived by many loving […]

Yares, Audrey Marie

Audrey Marie Yares of Mesa, AZ passed away on December 13, 2011 at the age of 82. She was born in St. Paul, MN, the daughter of Harry and Magdaline Svoboda. She is survived by her husband Clement, daughters Kristine Gossman and Sandy Yares, 3 sons Clayton (Lisa), Spencer (Kathy), and Kevin (Kat), 11 grandchildren, […]

Blake, Donald

Donald Blake went home to be with the Lord December 13, 2011 in Mesa, AZ.  In Yreka, CA, Donald ministered for 23 years to those in need at the jail. He is survived by his wife of 27 ½ years, Reba, his children: Judy (Jim) Penny, Joyce (Jo) Perry, Tim (Nancy) Blake, Susan Remp, Tony […]

Taylor, Jenne Louise

Jenne Louise 86 of Mesa, AZ, passed away on December 30, 2011. The visitation will be January 5, 2012 between 5-8:00 pm at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel, 7900 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ. Funeral Services will be January 6, 2012 at 2:00 pm at Broadway Christian Church, 7335 E. Broadway Rd., Mesa, AZ 85208. […]