Obituaries for September, 2012

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 […]