Obituaries for April, 2012

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 […]