Obituaries for 2013

Gardner, Annier Mae

Annier Mae Gardner, 83, of Mesa, AZ, passed away Sunday, December 22, 2013 in Gilbert, Arizona. Ms. Gardner, a nurse, was born in Ashland, MS. Survivors include Ms. Gardner’s daughters, Marion, Janet, Vicki, Kim, son Raymond, sister Coralee, brothers Buddy, Frank, and Freddie, nineteen grandchildren, and eighteen great-grandchildren. A visitation will be held Thursday, January […]

Long, Geraldine

Geraldine Long, 92, of Mesa, Arizona passed away Saturday December 28, 2013 in Mesa, Arizona. Mrs. Long was born in Reilly Springs, Texas in 1921. She is survived by her daughters and other family and friends. Graveside memorial service will be 11:00 am Monday January 6, 2014 at Mountain View Cemetery, 7900 E. Main St., […]

Moore, Gary Wayne

Gary Wayne Moore passed away Dec. 24th in Mesa, AZ. Born Nov. 30, 1953 in Corning, Iowa. He was 60 years old. Gary was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Wayne Moore and his sister Cynthia Lynn Larson. He is survived by his mother Mary Lou Moore, younger sister Lori Sue Roush, both of […]

de Masi, Delphine E.

Delphine E. de Masi, known as “Dottie” to her family and friends, passed away peacefully on December 18, 2013, in Mesa, Arizona. Born on January 20, 1925 in Wabeno, Wisconsin to Adin and Maude Fuller, Dottie moved to Arizona in 1946 with her husband, Charles A. de Masi. She enjoyed her career spanning 38 years […]

Sperry, Richard E.

Richard E. Sperry, 74, of Mesa, AZ, formerly of Mt. Carmel, IL, departed this life from complications of lung cancer on December 15, 2013, with his “bestest friend” and wife of 32 years, Billie Jean, by his side. Richard was born in Mt. Carmel, IL, April 7, 1939, to Paul Clifton and Eullia Sperry. He […]

Bach, Eugene E.

Eugene E. Bach of Mesa, AZ formerly of Peoria, IL, died peacefully on December 10, 2013, after a long illness. He was born on November 4, 1925 in Peoria, to Emil and Pearl Bach. He married Darlene D. Green on November 9, 1944 In Gulfport, MS. She preceded him in death June 11, 2013. He […]

Diffenderfer, Richard L.

Richard Leonard Diffenderfer, 85, passed away on December 12, 2013 in Mesa, AZ. Born in Jackson, Michigan on August 21, 1928, he graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic High School in 1946 and attended Jackson Junior College from 1947-1950. He served in the US Air Force from 1950-1954. Mr. Diffenderfer finished his bachelor’s degree in Civil […]

Coules, John F.

John F. Coules peacefully passed away on December 13, 2013. He was born on April 17th, 1923 in Wimbledon, England. He is survived by a sister, Chris Mardell and 2 nieces, who still reside in England; Dixie Coules, his wife of 41 years, his son Michael Coules, their daughter Deena Zymkowitz, 10 grandchildren and 5 […]

Gill, Robert J.

Robert J. Gill beloved husband, father and Grandpa Bob passed away on December 12, 2013 in Tempe, AZ.  Bob retired in 1989 after 30 years at Los Alamos National Laboratory.  He enjoyed golf, tennis and square dancing, and was an avid baseball fan.  He was born in Bardwell, KY on June 4, 1933, and was […]

Nelson, Arthur Harold

Arthur Harold Nelson passed away Dec 8, 2013 at Desert Springs. He was born on May 14, 1923 to Alto and Julia Nelson in Havre, MT. He was preceded in death by his first wife Helen and daughter Judy Hyslop. He is survived by his wife Mary, daughter Leslie Blooming, son Mike Nelson, stepdaughter Cheryl […]

Gilmore, Jimmie Dean

Jimmie D. Gilmore, “Jimmie Mac”, 75, of Mesa, AZ, passed away December 8, 2013. He was born on September 14, 1938 in Ottawa, KS. Jimmie married his first love, Marlene, on June 30, 1956. He and Marlene started Gilmore’s Roustabout Service in Liberal, KS in 1973. Jim and his family continued working in the oil […]

Lucero, Claudia Ann

Claudia Ann Lucero, 14, passed away on Friday, December 6th in Mesa, AZ.  Claudia was a popular 9th grade student with many friends at Westwood High School. She is survived by her parents Joann Lucero and Juan Cardenas, her brothers Richard J. Lucero, Marcos A. Lucero, and Jacob U. Lucero, Grandparents Guadalupe Lucero and Joe […]

Dippel, Carl

Carl Dippel, Jr., 82, of Mesa, AZ passed away on December 14, 2013 in Mesa, AZ due to a stroke suffered December 11th. Carl was born in Muscatine, IA to Carl and Amelia Brauer Dippel on December 28, 1930. He went to high School at Muscatine High School and graduated in 1949. He worked the […]

Constant, Vondell

Vondell Constant passed away Friday, December 6, 2013. She leaves behind her daughter Linda and grandchildren Wade, Glen, and Laura Jo. She was artistic and full of life. She will be missed by her family and everyone who knew her. Services will be Sunday, December 15, at 2:00pm at the Kearny Church of Christ. Graveside […]

Tanksley, Bessie

Bessie was born Nov. 11, 1941 and transitioned on Dec, 04th 2013, she was the youngest of fourteen children born to Lee Tanksley and Missoura (Windham) Tanksley .  She is survived by her two children Darnella (Kay) McDonald of Gilbert, AZ,  and Barnela (Sheila) Tabb of Centreville, IL; 5 grandchildren Kenya, Knishawn, Shanna, Darnella and […]

Nelson, Gabriele D.

Gabriele D. Nelson, 85, was received home to her loving Heavenly Father and a great reunion of loved ones, on November 30, 2013. Gabi was born on June 27, 1928 in Berlin, Germany to Emmi and Willy Schmelter, the oldest of three children. Gabi came to America in 1955 to join the rest of her […]

Meinhold, Mary Ann

Mary Ann Meinhold of Phoenix, AZ passed away November 28, 2013 in Tempe, AZ. She was 80 years old, born December 26, 1932 in Madison, WI to Lester & Loretta (Gorman) Dingeldine. Mary was an Arizona resident for 60 years and a registered nurse with St. Joseph’s Medical Center. She is survived by 4 sons, […]

Gisler, Terry Jean (Sway)

Terry Jean Sway Gisler, born August 15, 1943 in Belleville, IL, passed away Sunday November 24, 2013 after a long battle fighting colon cancer and subsequent kidney failure. She leaves behind her husband, Joe, her daughter, Cristin Marie Bradley, and son, Gregory Joseph Gisler. Terry’s career spanned seven decades of a very fruitful life. She […]

Griswold, Katherine M.

Katherine M. Griswold, 77, of Mesa, AZ passed away Sunday November 24, 2013 in Mesa, AZ. Ms. Griswold, a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, was born in Des Moines, IA. She is survived by her daughter Kathy Neuser, son Jim Hammond, grandchildren: Alyssa Jurado and her husband Andy Jurado, and Lindsey Duran; great-grandchildren: Victoria, Katherine, […]

Ruppert, Melanie Anne

Melanie Anne Ruppert passed away November 18, 2013 in Apache Junction, AZ at the age of 53. She was born in Mount Vernon, Ohio, January 10, 1960. Melanie graduated Fredricktown High School in 1978. She attended Cedar Valley College and became a paralegal. Melanie was very active in the American Legion and other veteran groups […]

Graves Shaw, Dorothy A.

Dorothy A. Graves Shaw, loving mother, grand-mother, and great grand-mother. Born in Flint, Michigan, March 6, 1920. Passed away November 20, 2013 in Chandler, AZ.  Daughter of Julian and Doris Todd.  Moved to Apache Junction in 1959.  Worked for Apache Junction School District and was a long time employee of the Mesa School District.  Lived […]

Hudlock, George F.

George “Fitz” Hudock, 78, passed away Saturday, November 23rd in Mesa, AZ.  Mr. Hudock, a Commercial and Residential Real Estate Agent was born in Allentown, PA.  Preceded in death by his parents George and Violet Hudock, he is survived by his wife Deloris Ann Rasmussen, daughters Donna Lehmann (Roger), Leslie Simpson (Jeff), son Mark Hudock, […]

Parry, Beatrice J.

Beatrice J. Parry,97, of Mesa, AZ passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 surrounded by family in Gilbert AZ. Mrs. Parry, a homemaker, was born in Hawarden IA. She was preceded in death by her parents Anfin John and Julia Elizabeth Richardson, her son Robert E. Parry, and her husband E. Walter Parry. The youngest […]

Cornelius, Gayle D.

Gayle D. Cornelius, 84, of Chandler, AZ passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2013 in Gilbert, AZ. Mrs. Cornelius, a wonderful homemaker, was born in Ottawa, Kansas. Survivors include her husband Clinton C. Cornelius, daughters Connie Cornelius and Vicki Matacia, son Timothy Cornelius, grandchildren: Todd Jambrosic, Kelly Engelke, Amy Arthur, Mindy Shouse, Kimberly Montgomery, and Clinton […]

Schuld, Shawn Marie

Shawn Marie Schuld, 48, passed away on Sunday, November 10, 2013 in Mesa, AZ. Ms. Schuld, a 26 year employee of Costco was born on the SelfRidge AFB in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. She is survived by her 2 daughters Ashley Thomes and Cheyenne McGrath, her parents Harry and Linda Johnson, brother Chad Johnson, 1 grandchild […]

Greer, Jesse

Greer, Jesse Andrew 43- Passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. A resident of Apache Junction, Arizona. Beloved husband of Shannon Greer, father to Vivien and Jaxon, son of Anette Norris and William Greer, big brother to Lisa Norris and Kelly Hummel and cherished friend to many. Jesse had a passion for photography, loved […]

Cranston, Steve Allen

Steve Allen Cranston, 63, passed away peacefully October 30th, surrounded by family. Born July 23rd, 1950 in Rock Springs Wyoming Steve is preceded in death by his father Albert, mother Elsie, and sister Sharon.  He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years Carole, his 4 Children; Shawn, Chad, Tyler, Chelise, and his sister Peggy.  […]

Scheel, Betty Jean

Betty Jean Scheel, 74, of Chandler, Arizona passed away Sunday November 3, 2013 in Mesa, Arizona. Ms. Scheel was born in Jerome, Idaho. She was very active with many hobbies, but her passion was square dancing with her friends. She is survived by her sons Mark D. Scheel and Wayne A. (Amy) Scheel, and grandchildren […]

Barnes, Robert Bruce

Robert Bruce Barnes, 68, was laid to rest in God’s loving care on October 21, 2013 near his parent’s graves in Mesa, Arizona.  He suffered a stroke and passed on September 29, 2013 while on vacation; private graveside services were attended only by his immediate family. Bob’s professional career highlights can be viewed on LinkedIn […]

Sward, Betty Louise

Betty Louise Sward passed away on September 20, 2013 in hospice care after enduring a nine month battle against lung cancer. She was born in Weston, MO on February 25, 1933, but grew up in Ogden, Utah.  Betty was the daughter of Merrell and Avera Pauline Bullene.  She is survived by her husband Robert Sward […]

Miller, Charles E.

Charles E Miller 82 of Mesa AZ passed away Wednesday October 23rd 2013.  Charles, a retired air traffic controller, was born in Kittanning, PA., preceded in death by his mother and father, Mary and Clark Miller.  He served in the US Air Force.  Charles was a beloved husband to wife Faye for 63 years and […]

Hovey, Dorothy J.

Dorothy J. Hovey, 91 of Mesa, AZ passed away Tuesday October 22, 2013 in Mesa, AZ. Mrs. Hovey, a housewife, was born in Ocheyedan, Iowa. Survivors include her husband, Norm Hovey, daughters Pamela and Cindy, sons Rich, Douglas, Larry and Alan, her brother Dean Watters, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren. The visitation […]

Dickson, Kenneth Wayne

Kenneth Wayne Dickson, 80, of Apache Junction, AZ passed away Sunday October 20, 2013 in Mesa, AZ. Mr. Dickson, a retired US Air Force pilot, was born in Blytheville, AR. Survivors include his wife Joyce Dickson, sons Eric and Ryan Dickson, step-sons David and Daniel Ogden, and brother Steve Dickson. Services will be at 10:00 […]

Wolke, Clarence L.

Clarence L. Wolke was called home to the Lord 17 October 2013, following a short illness. Clarence was born on 27 October 1926 in Chicago, IL, the son of Henry A and Lillian Wolke. He was one of nine children, Harold, Fredrick, Henry, Walter, Alice, Margerite, and Sharon. Clarence served his country in the United […]

Romero, Cherrie

Cherrie Romero, 66 of Mesa, Arizona passed away Thursday October 17, 2013 in Mesa, Arizona. Mrs Romero, a former quality control inspector for Motorola, was born in Cambridge, Ohio. Graveside services will be at 11:00 am Tuesday October 22, 2013 at Mountain View Cemetery, 7900 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ 85207.

Connolly, Ruthann

Ruthann Colette Connolly, born March 22, 1947 in Cambridge, MA to Robert M. and Ruth A. (Clifford) Connolly.  Ruthann was raised in Squantum, MA and attended and graduated from Archbishop Williams High School and later Northeastern University.  She married Lawrence E. Akin, a United States Navy aviator, and to this union one child was born:  Kerry Ann.  Ruthann’s […]

Sherman, Rose Mary

Rose Mary Sherman, 84, of Tempe, AZ passed away Tuesday October 8, 2013 in Tempe, AZ. Mrs. Sherman, a housewife, was born in Mesa, AZ. She is survived by her husband Frank O. Sherman, daughter and son-in-law Julie and James Howard, brothers James, Ed, and Mike Nasser, grandchildren: Megan and Pete Popoutsis, Daniel Qualls, Dennis […]

Heft, Carolyn M.

Carolyn M. Heft, 86 of Malden, Massachusetts passed away Monday October 7, 2013 in Mesa, Arizona. Mrs. Heft, a retired medical secretary, was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Survivors include her daughter Donna McCafferty, sons Frank Steve and Dave Heft, grandchildren Sue, Mike and Jimmy McCafferty, and great-grandchildren: Matty, Lyndon, Piper, Scarlett, Andy, Chase, Katie, Kiernan. […]

Last, Robert D.

Robert D. Last, 69 of Mesa, AZ passed away October 2, 2013 in Mesa, AZ. Mr. Last was born in Hammond, IN. Survivors include his wife Linda Last, daughters Mindy (Jeff) Bowman and Suzanne (Scott) Swaw, son Robert (Stephanie) Last, sister Janice Bopp, grandchildren: Robert, Kyle, Jake, Shannon, Shelby and Samantha; and several nephews and […]

Daniels, Lorna S.

Lorna S. (Searle) Daniels, 78, of Mesa, AZ, passed away Saturday, October 5, 2013 in Mesa Arizona following a stroke.  Mrs. Daniels, a long-time supervisor at the LDS Bishop’s Storehouse in Mesa, AZ, was born in Lapoint, Utah.  Survivors include a son, Aaron S. Daniels, and daughters Cathy Ball, Janene Dawson, and Patricia R. Daniels. […]

Schwartz, Henry J.

Henry J. Scwartz, 90, of Mesa, Arizona passed away Sunday October 6, 2013 in Mesa, Arizona. Mr. Schwartz, a utilities clerk, was born in Racine, Wisconsin. Services will be at 11:oo am Thursday October 10, 2013 at Mountain View Cemetery, 7900 E. Main St., Mesa, Arizona.

Bourdeau, Linda Ellyn

Linda Ellyn Bourdeau, 66, of Mesa, Arizona passed away Monday October 7, 2013 in Mesa, Arizona. Mrs. Bourdeau, an accounting clerk, was born in Ingelwood, California.

North, Susan Darden

Susan (Sue) North, 80, left this world to begin a new life with her Lord and Savior on September 29, 2013.  Sue was a native of Alabama and daughter of Eschol S. Darden and Wilma Herndon Cobb Darden.  She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 61 years, Dr. James E. North, Sr., […]

Edwards, Patricia

Patricia Lee Edwards – May 16, 1936 – Born in Boonville, MO to Ernest B. and Addie Lee Smith.  Pat attended Moberly Junior College and graduated from Kirksville State Teachers College (now Truman State University).  She married James E. Edwards and to this union three children were born:  Debbie Kay, Laurie Lynn and Edwin Bert.  […]

Perea, Irene P.

Irene Portillo Perea, 89, passed away on September 25, 2013 in Mesa, AZ. A funeral will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery 7900 E. Main St. Mesa AZ

Chilsen, Alice J.

Alice Josephine Chilsen, 82, passed away on September 25, 2013 in Snowflake, AZ. A Funeral is scheduled for 10:00 am Monday, October 7, 2013 at Mountain View Funeral Home & Cemetery 7900 E. Main St. Mesa, AZ.

Sanders, Randolph Scott

Randolph Scott Sanders of Mesa, 67, beloved husband of Francie, entered into eternal rest on September 22, 2013. Scott was born in Big Spring, TX and moved to Arizona in 1965 to attend ASU. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Mary Frances “Francie” Sanders; sister-in-law Mariagene (Joel) Wilson; niece Paula (Randy) Bartlett […]

Terrell, Edison Ford

Edison Ford Terrell, 81, years of age, of Maricopa, Arizona, passed away on Friday, September 20, 2013 at 11:04 am in Chandler, Arizona. Edison Ford Terrell was born on November 19, 1931, in Griffin, Georgia, to Henry Terrell and Mattie Noah. Preceded in death by:  His wife, Phyllis Terrell; Parents, Henry and Mattie Terrell; Parents-in-Law, […]

Henningsen, Betty

Betty Henningsen, 94, passed away on September 17, 2013 in her home in Mesa. She was born December 12, 1918 in Logansport, IN. She is preceded in death by her husband Carter M.W. Henningsen, in 1978 and is survived by her daughter Christine (Gene) Chaillie, son Carter (Linda) Henningsen, granddaughters: Ramona (Joe) Strait, Carmen Rinken, […]

Harrop, Donald Bruce and Phyllis Fortie

Donald Bruce Harrop was born January 4, 1927, in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Raised in Salt Lake, he graduated from Granite High School in 1945, and went immediately into the U.S. Army – assigned to post-war Italy.  In the fall of 1946, he returned home, and on June 2, 1947 married his high school sweetheart […]

Hopkins, Lawrence E.

Lawrence E. Hopkins, 74, of Mesa, Arizona passed away Sunday September 1, 2013 in Mesa, Arizona. Mr. Hopkins, a welder, was born in Mesa, Arizona. He was also a veteran, serving in the United States Marine Corps. Mr. Hopkins was a 32 year resident of Arizona. He is survived by his wife Geneva Hopkins and […]

Gardner, Anna C.

Anna C. Gardner, 95, of Mesa, Arizona passed away Sunday September 1, 2013 in Mesa, Arizona. Mrs. Gardner, a photographic machine operator, was born in Ogden, New York. Memorial Mass will be at 10:00 am Friday September 6, 2013 at All Saints Catholic Churh, 1534 N. Recker Rd., Mesa, Arizona 85205.

Blecha, Donald Wayne

Donald Wayne Blecha, 91, Apache Junction, AZ died in hospice care on September 4, 2013.  He was born September 22, 1921, to Albert and Maggie Blecha. He was the third of 5 children. Donald was raised on a small farm near Merricourt, ND, where he attended school until the 8th grade. His early life found […]

Faure, Howard L.

Howard L. Faure passed away on August 24, 2013 in Mesa, AZ. Born June 10, 1933 in New Milford, CT he retired to Arizona in 1992. Predeceased by his brother James Faure, he is survived by his wife Barbara of 57 years, daughters Deborah and Pamela, son William, sister Julie Bennick, brother Richard Faure. A […]

Koukios, James W.

James W. Koukios, 57, of Mesa, AZ passed away Thursday August 29, 2013 in Mesa, AZ. Mr. Koukios, a residential, commercial construction contractor and land developer, was born in Chicago, IL. Survivors include his wife Becky Herritz Koukios, his father-in-law Clifford Herritz, his mother Barbara Koukios, 2 sisters, Laura and Valerie, 2 brothers-in-law, 2 nieces […]

Waldon, June Ann

June Ann Waldon, 73, of Lakeside, AZ passed away Thursday, August 22, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona. Mrs. Waldon was born in Mt. Liberty, Ohio. Survivors include her mother Juanita Thorpe, two sons, David and Chris Waldon, daughters in law, Nita Waldon and Felicia Waldon, and four grandchildren; Tanner Waldon, Bryan Waldon, Joseph Waldon, and Christina […]

Hughes, Dean G.

Dean G. Hughes, 81, born in Gessie, Indiana passed away at 10:45 AM (MT) Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at Hospice in Mesa, Arizona. He was born January 24, 1932 in Gessie, Indiana, the son of Glenn H. and Bernice Kell Hughes. He married Norma J. Carrigan on July 27, 1956 at the Methodist Church on […]

Shurtleff, Howard Eldon

Howard Eldon Shurtleff, born November 6, 1931, went to be with Jesus August 19, 2013. Howard was one of ten children born to Russell and Marie Shurtleff. He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, 3 children and 5 siblings. His survivors include his wife of 46 years, Verna, son Howard Scott, 4 […]

Verre, Zepherine B.

Zepherine B. Verre, passed away August 19, 2013 in Mesa, AZ. She was born March 18, 1922 in Abington, MA and moved to Mesa, AZ in 1956. She was preceded in death by her husband Louis Verre Jr, and her daughters Jean M. De Spain and Sharyn A. Burke. “Zeph” leaves two daughters Joan M. […]

Merritt, Randy A.

Randy A. Merritt, 53, passed away Friday, August 16, 2013 in Mesa, Arizona.  Mr. Merritt, a Building Tech for ASU maintenance was born in Tuscola, Illinois.  Predeceased by his mother Edwyna Jewell Merritt, he is survived by his wife Nancy A. Merritt, son Jacob A. Merritt, step daughter Alicia B. Chavez, step sons Albert E. […]

Dilley, Darl Fred

Darl Fred Dilley, 67 of Tempe, AZ, born April 11, 1946 in Gary, IN passed away August 6, 2013 in Mesa, AZ. He proudly served his country in the US Army. Fred raised his family out West in the states of Colorado, Arizona and Nevada and spent his career in the field of construction. After […]

Vandenberg, Levert A.

Levert A. Vandenberg, 78 of Mesa, AZ passed away August 3, 2013. Levert was born in Charleston, WV December 10, 1934, moved to Kenosha, WI at an early age, and moved to Scottsdale, AZ in 1980. Levert was a licensed Architect and will be sadly missed by his wife, Frances Vandenberg, and sons Cory and […]

Chapman, Elvin “Al”

Elvin B. (Al) Chapman, 90, passed away on Saturday, August 3, 2013 at Hospice of the Valley, Mesa, AZ. He was born May 19, 1923 in Pueblo, CO. Al Chapman was a World War II Veteran, a father, grandfather and great-grandfather; he was a husband to two wonderful women and is now reunited with his […]

Raisanen, Carolyn Elaine

Carolyn Elaine Raisanen, 70, passed away peacefully July 27, 2013 at her home with her husband Richard Raisanen by her side after a battle with cancer. Born in Derby, Maine on March 11, 1943, she was the daughter of Murray and Helen Lewis. Carolyn was raised in Maine but moved to Windham, NH with her […]

Crist, James “Sandy” Sanford

James Sanford (Sandy) Crist, 74, of Gold Canyon, AZ, passed away with his wife at his side on Sunday, August 11th, in Mesa, AZ. Mr. Crist, a price/cost analyst for The Boeing Company, and a commercial airline pilot, was born on October 6th, 1938 in Ashland KY. Survivors include his wife LuAnn, daughter Kathy Richelieu […]

Coffin, Dale Stephen

Dale Stephen Coffin 93, of Mesa, Arizona, passed away on August 10, 2013 at home surrounded by his loving family. Born on January 18, 1920 on a rural farm in Burnside, Iowa, Dale was the second youngest and last surviving of the four children of James Walter and Jessie Belle (Mintun) Coffin. Dale had an […]

Furbee, Marty G.

Marty G. Furbee of Mesa, AZ passed away August 3, 2013 in Phoenix, AZ. She was 94. She was born February 12, 1919 in Painsville, OH to Walter Grow & Orpha (Elmore) Grow. Marty was a Mesa resident since 1959, and was an avid Cubs fan. She is survived by her son Dan (Sarah) Furbee […]

McLaughlin, Snjezana “Snowflake”

Snjezana “Snowflake” McLaughlin, 62, of Mesa, AZ passed away on Tuesday August 6, 2013. A loving wife to the late Brendan McLaughlin, she is survived by her three children Michele, Margaret, and Brendan, sons-in-law Mark and James, grandchildren Robert and Katelin, and brother Ivica. A memorial service for family and friends will be held on […]

Sawyer, Stella Louisa

Stella Louisa Sawyer passed away peacefully on July 31, 2013, in Mesa, AZ. Stella was born March 10, 1925, in Red Mesa, CO, and had lived and worked in Mesa since the early 1950’s. She is preceded in death by her husband Stanley Sawyer, her daughter Ressa Kay Berger, and by all 12 of her brothers […]

Smith, Robert Louis

Robert Louis Smith, 67 of Glendale, AZ, passed away on August 1, 2013. Services for Robert, a US Army veteran, will be at 1:00 pm Monday August 5, 2013 at Mountain View Cemetery, 7900 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ 85207

Stoker, Thelma R.

Thelma R. Stoker, 86, of Mesa, Arizona, died suddenly in an automobile accident on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. She was born April 22, 1927 in Mountainview, Missouri to Walter Prine and Florence Schelling Prine. Thelma married Dean Morse on August 16, 1943 and was a long time resident of Colorado. She and her second husband, […]

Kincade, Dorothy

Dorothy L. Kincade went home to be with the Lord on July 26, 2013 in Tucson, AZ where she has resided for the past 17 years. Dorothy was born in Burlington, IA on September 3, 1919. The daughter of Rozetta McLaughlin and Charles Allum of Burlington, she graduated from Davenport High School, Davenport, IA in […]

Thompson, Carl Clifford

  Carl Clifford Thompson, 95, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2013 in Mesa, Arizona from heart failure after a long hard fought battle with CHF.  He lived a happy, eventfully long life.  He was born in Greenville, PA to Samuel E. and Lena Barrows Thompson on August 12, 1917.  He was a graduate of Penn […]

Thom, Janie

Janie C. Thom, 72, of Mesa, Arizona, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2013 peacefully in her sleep. Mrs. Thom was a former Mesa City Council member and a 3rd generation Arizona native. Janie was born to Eugene and Adelaide Flint in Phoenix, Arizona, in 1941. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Dick, […]

Overgaard, Esther

Esther Louise Overgaard, age 100, of Apache Junction, AZ, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday July 26, 2013. She was born on June 15, 1913, and was the only one of nine children in the Overgaard family to have never been married. She loved all her family greatly and was a treasured sister […]

Hair, Donald A.

Donald A. Hair Age 83 Death: July 24th 2013 First of three children born to Dorothy and John Hair in Edwardsville, Illinois. He married Norma Lee Frisby in December, 1950. He served in the Navy aboard the USS Worchester during the Korean War. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 1958 with a […]

Whitlock, Michael “Mike”

Michael (“Mike”) Whitlock, Mesa, Arizona, passed away on July 22, 2013, at the age of 82.  He is survived by the true love of his life, Marian (Costello) Whitlock, and four children and their families: Mike, Jr. and his wife, Tanni, their daughters, Molly and Kate, of Redmond, Washington; Tim Whitlock and his wife, Freddi […]

Hunt, Lee Ruby

Lee Ruby Hunt, 79, of Mesa, Arizona, passed away on July 18, 2013. A visitation will be held at 1:00pm on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 followed by a funeral service at 2:00pm at Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery, 7900 E Main Street, Mesa, Arizona, 85207.

Carretta, Louis

Louis Carretta was born July 1, 1928 in Astoria, NY. He passed away July 16, 2013 in Mesa, AZ. He married the girl next door, Jule Audrey Curry on July 26, 1953. They were married for 60 years. They had 5 children together. Louis was an aerospace engineer for Grumman Aerospace in New York for […]

Rea, Barbara Ann

Barbara Ann Rea, 73, of Mesa, AZ Passed away on July 15, 2013. Barbara had the unique opportunity to travel the world as a military wife and mother. She touched many lives during her years as an Educator, Seniors Activity Director, and Friend, and will be greatly missed. Barbara is survived by her two daughters […]

Cleary, Mark Joseph

Mark Joseph Cleary of Apache Junction, age 49 passed away on July 5, 2013. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio to Patrick and Mary (nee Wegas) Cleary on November 4, 1963 and was the oldest of 4 children. He attended Saint Mel Grade School and Holy Name High School in Cleveland where he lettered in […]

Harris, Mary

Mary Harris, 86 of Mesa, AZ, passed away on July 3, 2013. Services for Mary will be at 10:00 am Friday July 26th at Mountain View Cemetery, 7900 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ. A luncheon will follow at East Valley Church of the Nazarene, 131 N. Signal Butte Rd. Apache Junction, AZ 85120.

Cole, Harry Shelton

Harry Shelton Cole went to be with the Lord Sunday July 14, 2013. He was 88. Harry passed away peacefully in Springfield, MO. He was born June 30, 1925 in Earl, AR to Eli Curlin Cole and Lucy Ellen (Clifton) Cole. Mr. Cole was a longtime member of Harmony Baptist Church, a 32nd degree Mason […]

Penman, Brunna Louvern Stalnaker Arnold

Brunna Louvern Stalnaker Arnold Penman, 104, of Fountain of the Sun, passed away Tuesday July 9, 2013 at the Springdale Village in Mesa, AZ. She was born June 6, 1909 in Minnora, Calhoun County, West Virginia to Clark and Nora Stalnaker and was one of 10 children. She was an Elder of the John Calvin […]

McClellan, Gary Stuart

US Navy veteran Gary McClellan, 72, passed away on July 9, 2013. Gary is survived by his loving wife of 51 beautiful years Helen, son Brett, Kimberly, grandson Gavin, sister Jane Boyce and extended family, and special canine friends Peso and Taco. Gary served our country on the USS Midway from 1957-1961 on the Carrier […]

Morton, Eldora Mae

Eldora Mae Morton, 85, of Mesa, AZ passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2013. Mrs. Morton, a Tupperware Manager, was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She is preceded in death by her husband Douglas Eugene Morton. Survived by her 2 sons Douglas Ward (Linda) and Jeffrey Lynn Morton (Virginia), 3 sisters Mary Lou Jicha, Jean Phoebe Keyser, Judith […]

Hanson, Eleanor Pages

Eleanor Pages Hanson of Sun Lakes, AZ passed away peacefully on July 2, 2013, surrounded by her loving husband and family, after a lengthy illness. She was born in Ashland, WI on May 2, 1927, and spent her youth in Milwaukee. She and her family moved to California in 1945 where she began her business […]

Andrews, Christ P.

Christ P. Andrews, 88 of Mesa, AZ, passed away on July 3, 2013. Services For Mr. Andrews, a WWII USMC veteran, will be at 1:00 pm Wednesday July 10, 2013 at National Memorial Cemetery of AZ, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd, Phoenix, AZ.

Laubhan, Marvin E.

Marvin E. Laubhan, 89, of Sun Lakes, AZ passed into eternity on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Marvin was born on June 16, 1924 in the farming/ranching community of Follett, TX, the only son of Alex and Louise Laubhan and the youngest of three siblings. The family moved to El Dorado, KS, in the mid 1930’s, […]

Roberge, Robert Yves

Robert “Frenchy” Yves Roberge, 72 of Scottsdale, AZ, passed away on July 2, 2013. Services for Mr. Roberge will be at 2:00 pm Saturday July 6, 2013 at the Pima Center of Shadow Mountain Village, 8780 E. McKellips Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85257.

Platt, Duane J.

Duane Platt, 92, of Apache Junction, AZ passed away June 26, 2013 from lung cancer. He served in World War II in Europe, and followed with a career as an electrical lineman. He is survived by 4 children, 6 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held later this year. Cremation has taken […]

Bittner, Harold “Hal” J.

Harold J. Bittner “Hal,” 71, passed away on Thursday, June 27, 2013 in Mesa, AZ. Mr. Bittner, a Retired School Bus Driver was born in Turtle Creek, PA. He is survived by his wife Annette Bittner, sons Doug and Charlie Bittner, Step-son David Hentges, Step-daughter Karen Johnston, brother Ron Bittner and 6 grandchildren. Visitation is […]

Loveall, John E.

Born November 8th 1922, in Wilson, OK, John was a longtime resident of Mesa, AZ. He was very successful in business as a plaster and stucco contractor. John was a World War II US Army veteran. His wife, Violet preceded him in death. He is survived by 6 children: Vernon D. Loveall, Lee R. Loveall, […]

Frassa, Pasquale “Pat”

Pasquale V. Frassa passed away June 20, 2013 in Mesa, AZ. “Pat” was born in Schenectady, NY, 88 years ago, to Anthony and Maria (Nacca) Frassa. He served in the US Army from 1943 to 1946. He was predeceased by his parents and two sisters, Theresa and Louise. He is survived by his wife of […]

Culbreth, Winton D.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, June 22, 2013 at Gateway Fellowship SBC in Gilbert, AZ.  Winton, age 83, was born August 1, 1929 in Columbia, AL to the late Jesse and Ettie Mae Webb Culbreth. He passed away at home in Gold Canyon, AZ under hospice care on June 10, 2013 after a […]

Bach, Darlene D.

Darlene D. Bach of Mesa, AZ, formerly of Peoria, died peacefully on June 11, 2013 after a long illness. She was born on March 27, 1927 in Exeter, NE to Rex and Gladys Green. She married Eugene Bach on November 9, 1944 in Gulfport, MS. He survives. She is also survived by her 3 daughters: […]

Adkins, Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin Adkins, 89 of Mesa, AZ, passed away on June 2, 2013. The visitation for Mr. Adkins will be Thursday June 6, 2013 from 9:00-10:00 am at Church of the Redeemer, 717 N. Stapley Dr., Mesa, AZ, followed by the funeral at 10:00 am. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home (480-832-2850).

Fruin, John “Jack” C.

John “Jack” C. Fruin, 79, of Mesa, AZ passed away peacefully May 27, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born March 1, 1934to Alfred H. and Clara Arline Fruin in Brookfield, MO. He graduated from Missouri Valley College in 1957. Jack worked at University of Missouri in Kansas City, MO. He later […]

Ashe, Vivian Louise

Vivian Louise Ashe, age 77, passed away at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center, Arizona, on Sunday, May 26, 2013. Born May 4, 1936, in Cookeville, TN, she lived in Mesa, AZ for the past 44 years. Survivors include her children, Thomas Ogden, Linda Preisler, Lizabeth Mann, Karen Ashe, Randy Ashe, Kimberly Baker, her sisters, Gail […]

North, James

Dr. (Rev.) James E. North, 81, of Mesa, left this world to begin a new life with his Lord and Savior on May 17, 2013.  Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, he spent his early years in Tennessee and Alabama where he enjoyed and exceled in Scouting (Eagle Scout, Gold Palms, OA), and met and married the […]

Osborn, Lawton “Buzz”

Lawton (Buzz) Osborn passed away on May 16th, 2013. Buzz was born Dec. 17, 1922 to Lawton (Sr.) and Dorothy (Robinson) Osborn. He was born and raised in Dickinson, ND. As a youth he attained the rank of Eagle Scout, graduating from Dickinson High School in 1940, where he was active in sports. Beginning college […]

Keyser, Roscoe

Roscoe M. Keyser passed away on May 11, 2013 at Hospice of the Valley in Tempe, AZ. He was 92 years old, born March 2, 1921 to Roscoe M. Keyser Sr. and Myrtle (Hills) Keyser at Winthrop, MN. He was married to Ruby Schendel on September 5, 1942. He served with the Army Air Force […]

Santiago, Fructuosa

Fructuosa Santiago, 85, of Chandler passed away Wed. May 1, 2013 in Tempe. Mrs. Santiago, a loving wife and mother was born in Puerto Rico. She is survived by her children: Lucy Carlisle, Millie Carlisle, Ginny Serrano, Ray Santiago, Eli Santiago, Efrain Santiago, Joey Santiago, Liz Colon and Abel Santiago, 18 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, a […]

Merritt, Antoinette Marie

Antoinette Marie Merritt, 60, passed away Saturday, May 25, 2013 in Mesa, AZ. Mrs. Merritt was born in Detroit, Michigan and has worked as a sales associate for WalMart for the past 10 years.  She is survived by her husband Harry Merritt and her son Shaun Atamian.  A memorial service will be held in her […]

Atwood, Darcy Denise

Darcy Atwood, 55, passed away on May 8, 2013.  Darcy was born on August 22, 1957 in Tempe, AZ and grew up in Apache Jct., AZ.   Darcy was active in various sports having played on the Mesa High School Varsity Tennis Team and spent many years playing competitive softball.  She was a Certified Medical Assistant […]

Poulson, Ben Robert

Benjamin Poulson, “Ben,” passed away Sunday, May 12, 2013 at the age of 20. He was born December 28, 1992 in Renton, WA. The Poulson family moved to Mesa, AZ in 2001. Ben had a loving and kind spirit which made him a beloved and cherished young man. He loved the outdoors and was an […]

Hausher, Nancy

Nancy Hausher (nee Burnett), of Mesa, AZ, a retired employee of TWA, died Tuesday, May 14, 2013. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri. She was Beloved Mother of Gayle, Diane, Vicki, and Keath. She was Grandmother to Travis, Grace, Ellen, and Maggie. Nan was also a Past Matron and member of O.E.S. & Baa […]

Dudeck, Barbara Jo

Barbara Jo Dudeck (Mugge), age 68 of Mesa, died Sunday, May 12 surrounded by her family. The daughter of Bob and Marilyn Mugge (Mann) was born on December 24, 1944 in Spencer, Iowa. She started Kindergarten in, and graduated from, Greenville-Rossie School in 1962. While at school she was active in 4H, Speech and Athletics […]

Doucet, Dean William

Dean William Doucet, 62, of Apache Junction passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2013. He is survived by 2 daughters, 7 sons, his mother, sister and brother, and 21 grandchildren. Visitation is scheduled for 1:00 pm Saturday, May 11th followed by a Funeral 2:00 pm at Mountain View Funeral Chapel 7900 E. Main St., Mesa […]

Pipes, Dennis Roy

Dennis Roy “Pipes” Husband of Bette Pipes for 44 years. Father of Brian, Shaun, Brie and Tara. Grandfather of Ravin, Sage and Maccoy. Coach and teacher to many over his 30 year career with Mesa Public Schools. Dennis loved all things outdoors: hunting, fishing, camping and anything Western. He grew up in a farming family […]

Williams, Richard J.

Richard J. Williams, 93, passed away in Peoria, AZ on May 7, 2013. Mr. Williams, a Glazier for Chicago Public Schools was born in Chicago, Illinois and is a World War II Veteran. Preceded in death by his sister Charlotte Williams, he is survived by his loving wife Lenora, adored and loving daughters Sharon Williams, […]

Crone, Clara T.

Clara T. Crone of Mesa, AZ, passed away peacefully on April 30, 2013 at the age of 89. Mom was born January 21, 1924 to Bernhard & Mattie Behrens in Sterling, IL. In 1946, she married Robert Crone, beginning their life together farming in IL & were blessed with 5 children. Mom also began selling […]

Higginbottom, Richard Arthur

Richard Arthur Higginbottom, 79 of Mesa, AZ passed away on April 30, 2013 after his long battle with cancer. Richard was born in Detroit Michigan to Arthur & Anne (Olmstead) Higginbottom on February 2, 1934. He then married his High School sweetheart Anne Casselton also of Detroit, Michigan on April 24, 1954. Richard graduated from […]

Dahl, Beverly Jean

Beverly Jean Dahl, 84, of Mesa, AZ passed away April 30, 2013 in Mesa, AZ. Mrs. Dahl, a housewife, was born in Geneseo, IL. She is survived by her daughter Linda Jeanne Puckett, son Danny Lee Dahl, sisters Marjorie Meader and MaryEthyl Ramig, brother Ronald Montgomery, grandchildren: Regina Morning, David Temple, Christopher Puckett, Jeffery Puckett, […]

Thurber, George Watson Jr.

George Watson Thurber Jr., of San Tan Valley, AZ born August 31, 1932, passed away April 27, 2013. He was the oldest child of George Watson Thurber Sr. and Winifred May Kohler Thurber. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary Ellen Marshall Thurber, his children: Kathleen Ann Furnell (George) of Gilbert, AZ, […]

Rosen, Greg

Greg Rosen, 50, passed away on April 19, 2013. Son of Frank and Jackie Rosen and loving husband of Linda Rosen, he is survived by two brothers, one sister, 4 children and 9 grandchildren, whom he adored. The memorial will be held on Saturday April 27, 2013 at 11:00 am at Mesa Church of Christ, […]

Medford, J. Frederick “Fred”

Frederick “Fred” Medford, 88 of Mesa, AZ, passed away on April 12, 2013. The visitation for Mr. Medford, a US Air Force veteran, will be Friday April 19, 2013 between 12:00 and 2:00 pm, followed by the funeral service at 2:00 pm at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel, 7900 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ.

Bozych, George R.

George R. Bozych, 76, passed peacefully at home on Sunday, April 14, 2013. He was born September 22, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois. George is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jeanne Bozych and 3 children, Laurie Bozych (Clyde Werner) of Cincinnati Ohio, Tim Bozych (Penny)of Newfield Maine and Greg Bozych of Tucson, Arizona. George […]

Yoder (Jones), Ruth

Levelia Ruth Jones-Yoder, 85, of Mesa, Arizona went to be with her Lord Wednesday April 10, 2013 in Mesa, Arizona. Mrs. Yoder, a homemaker, was born in Milo, Oklahoma. She is survived by her husband Henry Yoder, daughter Renae Johnson, step-daughters: Judy Swartzentruber, Mary Ruth, Nora Garrett, Martha Garrett and JoAnne Beale; son Myron Jones, […]

Salstrom, Robert LeRoy

Robert LeRoy Salstrom, 71, of Gold Canyon, AZ passed away on April 9, 2013. He was born on November 4, 1941 in Scottsbluff, NE. He is survived by his loving wife Sharin, and his children: daughter Robyn (Alex) Kelly; daughter Nicole (Michael) Shourd; and his nine grandchildren: Taylor, Kacie, Ryan, Lindsey, Mitchell, Noah, Abbey, Mollie, […]

Hibbard, Chester J.

Chester J. Hibbard, 91 of Prescott, AZ passed away April 1, 2013. Services for Chet, a WWII US Army Veteran, will be Monday April 8, 10:00 AM at Arizona Pioneers’ Home, 300 S. McCormick St., Prescott, AZ 86303. Graveside service will be held 3:00 PM April 8, at Mountain View Cemetery, 7900 E. Main St., […]

Lucic, William V.

A Navy jet fighter pilot and “Typhoon Tracker” took his final fight into the heavens on April 6, 2013. A 38 year resident of Mount Vernon, WA, Bill was born August 8, 1922 in Cleveland, OH, where he graduated from E. Technical High School. Throughout his Naval career he attended Wooster University, OH; Iowa University, […]

Forcier, Robert A.

Our Beloved Mr. Robert Albert Forcier passed away on March 29, 2013 in Mesa, AZ. Bob was a kind, caring and generous man that lived every day to the fullest. He traveled the world looking for new adventures. There was nothing in his life that he could not handle. Every person that he encountered smiled […]

Ross, Savannah Grace

Savannah Grace Ross, our beautiful princess and precious daughter, born April 20, 2012, left her Mommy’s arms and was welcomed into Jesus’ arms on April 4, 2013. She was a blessing to everyone she met, and a joy to be around. She will be greatly missed by her Mommy & Daddy, Stephanie and Stephen, her […]

Whicker, Cora U.

Cora U. Whicker, 83, of Mesa, AZ passed away Friday March 29, 2013 in Mesa, AZ. Mrs. Whicker was born in Indianapolis, IN. She is survived by her husband John Whicker, daughter Janeva A. Hibbard, sister Janeva A. Wallick, grandchildren Jackie D. Ferguson Jr. and Angela M. Ferguson, and great-grandchildren Joseph J. Lynch and Tiffany […]

Cooper, Lorraine Lillian

Lorraine Lillian Cooper, 81, of Sun Lakes, passed away peacefully in her sleep March 30, 2013, with her husband Don by her side. She was born to the late Clarence and LaVern Gengler on August 22, 1931 in Gardena, California and was their only child. She excelled in her academic studies and graduated the University […]

Bowles, Vernon Doyle

Vernon Doyle Bowles, 91, of Mesa, AZ, died peacefully March 29, 2013 at the Park Regency retirement community. Doyle was born in Jewell County, Kansas, in 1921. He was in the Navy and served in the Pacific during World War II on the USS Boston. Doyle ran the family farm in Kansas after the war. […]

Alderete, Chace Anthony

Chace Anthony Alderete, 6, of Queen Creek, AZ passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2013 in Mesa, AZ. Chace, who was born in Mesa, AZ, is survived by his parents, Anthony Alderete and Jamie Austin; grandparents, Charles & Janet Alderete and David & Suzanne Austin; great-grandparents, Norton & Irene Denker and Violet Grace Austin, as well […]

Bowles, Geneva Marjorie

Geneva Marjorie Bowles, 91, of Mesa, AZ died Saturday March 23, 2013. Marjorie was born in Beloit, Kansas. Marjorie and her family moved to Mesa in 1961 from Jewell Kansas. Marjorie was a homemaker. On June 9 2013, Marjorie and her husband Doyle celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary. For many years, Marjorie attended the Central […]

Helgeson-Beeck, Audrey

Audrey Helgeson-Beeck, 92, of Apache Junction, AZ, passed peacefully at home on March 21, 2013. She was born June 16, 1920 in Hannaford, ND. Audrey is survived by her husband, Melvin C. Beeck, five children: Kaye Shemorry, Sandee Wiedrich, Gary Watne, Candess Hunter, Jeff Watne, 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She also has many step-children […]

McConeghy, Michael Owen

Michael Owen McConeghy (Mike), 68 years’ old, of Mesa, Arizona, passed away after a brief illness, on March 14, 2013, at the Coronado Home of Hospice of the Valley, in Phoenix, AZ. Mike was a veteran who served the United States on a submarine during the Vietnam War. He was well known and loved for […]

Conway, Betty Margaret

Betty Margaret Conway, 87, passed away on March 8, 2013 at the Beehive Homes of Mesa in Mesa, Arizona. She was preceded in death but her husband Mark and daughter-in-law Theresa Conway. Betty and Mark, who died on April 14, 2007, were residents of Bellevue, NE from 1953 until 1996 when they moved to Mountain Brook […]

Delahanty, Richard

Richard E. Delahanty passed away peacefully March 10, 2013 and leaves his wife Mary Ann, and 2 sons, Mark and Richard (Vernice) Delahanty. He also leaves behind his three sisters Lucille, Ethelyn (Jack) and Muriel (Reese) along with granddaughters Shauna, Kenia, and Shelly, grandsons Alex and Brian, several great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews […]

Whitney, Peggie F.

Peggie F. Whitney, 84, of Gilbert, Arizona passed away Saturday, March 16, 2013 in Chandler, Arizona. Mrs. Whitney, a homemaker, was born in Holly, Michigan. Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Louis A. Whitney, sons Ross Whitney and David (Sally) Whitney, grandchildren Alan Whitney and Kevin Whitney, and great-grandchildren: Kailee, Riley, Colin, and Hunter.

Stanley, Josephine Elizabeth

Josephine Elizabeth Stanley (nee King), 94 of Mesa, AZ passed away Tuesday March 19, 2013 in Gilbert, AZ. Mrs. Stanley, who was born in Phoenix, AZ, was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Stanley. She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Sanders (Douglas), her granddaughters, Monica Goodwin (John), Lauren Harbols (Robert) and Erin Woodson […]

Yerkovich, Eli

Eli Yerkovich, 95, of Mesa, AZ passed away March 14, 2013 in Mesa, AZ. Mr. Yerkovich, a retired US Air Force Major, was born in Clinton, IA. He is survived by his wife Flora Yerkovich, step-daughters Sandra Taylor and Debra Nameth, step-son Michael Hartman, grandchildren: Corey Taylor, Dusti Taylor, Brittany Taylor, Trae Taylor, Anthony Hartman, […]

Kilbo, Mary Ellen

Mary Ellen Kilbo, 79, of Mesa, Arizona, passed away peacefully on February 25, 2013. She is survived by her husband, Melvin, and her two sons, Erik and Brian Kilbo. A native of Minneapolis, MN, Mary Ellen worked as an nurse during her lifetime. There will be a small service held in her honor at 10:00 […]

Bartz, Agnete

Agnete Bartz, 78, passed peacefully on March 06, 2013 at her home with her husband and son at her side. Agnete was born November 10, 1934 in Copenhagen, Denmark. She was a Cum Laude graduate of the University Of Copenhagen Law School and did graduate law studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana. There she […]

Wolff, Francis P.

Francis (Frank) P Wolff, 68 July 23, 1944 – March 4, 2013 Frank passed away in Phoenix, AZ at Good Samaritan Medical Center after a lengthy battle and complications from multiple health problems. Frank was born July 23, 1944 and raised in Bear Valley, Wisconsin.  Frank proudly served in the US Navy from 1962 – […]

Cochran, Florence Golden

“Goldie” Florence Cochran passed away peacefully on Feb.19,2013. She was 89. She was born on Feb. 14, 1924 in Pontiac, MI to Jack and Winifred Dunkley. She was the 4th of 6 children.Her siblings were Ivy LaMothe, Jim Dunkley, Jack Dunkley, Gladys Brown, and Phyllis Spiegle. She married Herman Phillip Germain in 1943. When they […]

Corsaro, Shirley J.

Shirley J. Corsaro, 72, of Mesa, AZ passed away Sunday February 24, 2013 in Mesa, AZ. Mrs. Corsaro, a homemaker, was born in Beech Grove, IN. Survivors include her husband Joseph R. Corsaro, daughter Kelli Corsaro, sons John (Donna) and Tim (Carrie), and grandchildren Sophie, Zoey and Andrew. She was preceded in death by her […]

Johnston, Paul E.

Paul passed away February 22, 2013, age 67, born at Buffalo, NY in 1945 to now deceased parents Elizabeth and James Johnston. He is survived by children Jennifer (James) Kuroda and Jeffrey Johnston and 4 grandchildren of Rockford, IL; brother Robert, niece and nephews. Paul was honorably discharged U.S. Army 1960’s. According to his wishes […]

Udell, Beulah L.

Beulah L. Ammerman Udell, 95, was called home to be with our Lord on February 13, 2013. Funeral Services were held at Mountain View Memorial Gardens in Mesa, AZ. Beulah was born September 17, 1917 in West Lima, WI; the daughter of the late Leo & Beulah Burt Ammerman. She was preceded in death by […]

Varland, Harriet

HARRIET VARLAND  ( July 9,1926—February,5-2013)  (Wife of Rolf Varland and father of Doug and Barbara )  (Harriet P. Varland (86) of Mesa died on February 5, 2013 in Mesa.  Services at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel, 7900 E. Main Street, Mesa, on February 13, 2013.) Doug Varland: This is Mom’s history written by Mom for […]

Johnson, Larry C.

Larry C. Johnson, 71, formerly of South Bend, IN passed away unexpectedly at home in Mesa, Arizona 01/31/3013. Larry was born in South Bend, IN, May 1, 1941 to the late Vada and Charles Johnson. Larry married the former Caroll Paulson who survives, in May of 1962 and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in May […]

Bauler, Minnie Lorene “Lori”

Minnie Lorene “Lori” Bauler, born in Oklahoma on the Cherokee Indian Reservation on March 4, 1932. She passed away February 16, 2013 in Mesa, AZ. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and son Steve. She is survived by her husband Jerry, daughters Cindy and Nancy, son Zachary and 7 grandchildren. Lori […]

Lowery, Geoffrey L.

Geoffrey L. Lowery, 64, of Queen Creek, AZ, passed away suddenly Tuesday, February 12, 2013. Geoff was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother. He was born April 8, 1948 in Ross County, Ohio. He was a Vietnam Veteran. For many years he worked in and was well respected in the Plastics Industry. At the […]

Miller, Elton Lyle

Elton Lyle Miller, born August 18, 1923 died peacefully in hospice on Monday, February 11, 2013 at the age of 89. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Wanda, in 2012. He is survived by his sons Jeff and Bill, his brother Charles, three grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. A native of Minneapolis, […]

Hayhurst, Bradley James

Bradley James Hayhurst, 52 of Spokane, WA, passed away on February 12,2013. Bradley James Hayhurst was born September 1, 1960 in Jefferson, Iowa. He is the son of Edward and Rita Hayhurst. Brad grew up in Iowa and graduated from Avoha High School in Avoca, Iowa. He went on to complete his education at Iowa […]

Spies, Robert J. Sr.

Robert J. Spies Sr., 84, died peacefully at home following a long, brave battle with cancer on Feb 7, 2013. He was born Jan 20, 1929 in Cleveland, OH to August & Margaret Spies. He served in the US Army and worked as a carpenter, home-builder and construction superintendent for many years. He married Mary […]

Adams, Arlene

The gates of heaven opened for Arlene Adams on January 31st 2013. She was born in Chickasha, OK, later moved to Ramstein, Germany in 1973 and settled in Arizona in 1974. Arlene graduated as a Dental assistant from Bryman School of Arizona, several years later she attended Phoenix college and graduated as a Paralegal. She […]

Burnham, Glen Melvin

Long time Mesa resident, Glen Melvin Burnham, passed away on Sunday, February 3, 2013. Glen is survived by his wife of 57 years Nancy, daughter Deborrah Allen, 5 grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and sister Joan Hoehn. Glen was born in Phoenix in 1937 and was a kind and loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. […]

Warg, Pauline May

Pauline May Warg, 94, of Mesa, AZ passed away Friday February 1, 2013 in Mesa, AZ. Mrs. Warg, a bookkeeper, was born in Middleburg, PA. Survivors include her daughter Eileen Wahlstrom, sons Paul Warg Jr. and Gregory Warg, sister Eva Conrad, 7 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of […]

Chilsen, John D.

John Dell Chilsen (Jack) passed peacefully to his eternal rest on January 29, 2013 in Snowflake Arizona after moving there in August to be closer to family.  Jack as he was known to most was born February 8, 1924. He was the beloved and only child of Harry and Gladys Chilsen. His early childhood was spent […]

Turner, Janet Linda

Janet Linda Turner, 65 of Mesa, AZ passed away February 2, 2013 in Mesa, AZ. Mrs. Tuner was born in Bell, CA. She is survived by her husband Earl Fred Turner Jr., daughters Linda Joyce Schwitters and Staci Lynn Ross, sons Tray Earl Turner and Jimmy Cumbie, her mother Flora Irene Kear, sisters Jeannie Collier and […]

Oitzman, Donald

On January 30, 2013 God called Don to the first tee at the “Eden Hills Golf Course” in Heaven. Waiting for him on the tee box was a foursome consisting of his parents, Louis & Lena Oitzman, his brother Robert and sister Helen Klousia. Have a great game Don we know we will someday be […]

Ruksnaitis, F. John

F. John Ruksnaitis, 85 of Mesa, AZ, died peacefully on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at Hospice of Arizona. A memorial service will be held at Apache Wells Community Church at 11 AM on Tuesday February 5, 2013. Following cremation, burial will be in the Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, Missouri. John was born July 13, 1927 to […]

Brinton, Donna Gertrude

Donna Gertrude Brinton, age 88, of Mesa, AZ passed away on January 16, 2013, in Tempe, AZ at Hospice of the Valley. Mrs. Brinton, a retired payroll accountant for the City of Mesa, was born in Floyd County, IA. She is preceded in death by her husband William “Al” Brinton. Survivors include two daughters; Bonita […]

Smith, David

David Smith, 74, of Queen Creek, AZ, passed away January 25, 2013. Dave began his career at Motorola Semiconductor. Career advancements took him to Cupertino, CA (Silicon Valley) where he dedicated his entire career to the semiconductor industry. In retirement, Dave enjoyed golfing and traveling the United States with wife, Carol, in their RV. Dave […]

Schipper, LeRoy Charles

LeRoy Charles Schipper, 79, of Chandler, Arizona, passed away peacefully Monday January 14, 2013. LeRoy was born in Crookston, MN, Dec.1933. Joined the Army in 1952 serving in the Korean War as a paratrooper. Raised his family in Brighton, CO. then moved to Chandler, AZ. LeRoy was married to Maureen Leikness in June 1956; they […]

Gregory, Patricia Eileen

Patricia Eileen Gregory, 68, of Mesa, died Friday, 25 January 2013 after a long and hard fought battle with Parkinson’s disease. She was born to the late Clarence and Ruth Connelley, Nov. 22, 1944, in Buffalo, NY. Patricia graduated from North High School in 1962 and received a BSN in Nursing from Arizona State University […]

Dickinson, James P.

James P. Dickinson “Jim/Bucky” 97 passed away on January 14, 2013. He was born in Detroit, MI and has lived in AZ for last 30 years. Jim was in the Navy, served in WWII during Pearl Harbor. He was preceeded in death by his first wife, Mary and also his 2nd wife of 16 years, […]

Brown, Edwin Clyde

Eddie loved people, and he loved life! One of his greatest joys was to bake something, and have company over for a nice visit. Eddie loved to cook and bake. During his experience in the Army, cooking for the officers proved that he definitely had a talent in the “culinary arts”! Eddie loved to play […]

Robinson, William M.

William M. Robinson, 86, of Mesa Arizona passed away peacefully Friday, February 8, 2013. Born in Wilmington, Ohio to William H. and Gladys Robinson, Bill graduated from Wilmington High School and Ohio Wesleyan University with a degree in Journalism. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II and worked in the machine […]

Thomas, Beverly June

Beverly June (Carey) Thomas, 82, of Mesa, AZ (formerly Columbus Junction, IA), entered her Rest on February 2, 2013.  A memorial service will be held at Broadway Christian Church (, Mesa, AZ, on Saturday, February 9 at 11 am. Beverly was born on May 11, 1930, New Boston, IL.  Beverly moved to Arizona in 1964 […]

Rich, Raymond Mayer

Raymond Mayer Rich, 86, passed away February 2, 2013 in Mesa, AZ. He was born in Manderson, WY, April 27, 1926, the eldest son of Leland Martin and Eva Mayer Rich. He was raised on his father’s sheep and cattle ranch where he learned to be strong and self-reliant. He joined the Navy during WWII […]

Williams, Richard Floyd

Richard Floyd (Rick) Williams, 56, passed away Thursday, January 24, 2013, with his family by his side in Mesa, Arizona. He displayed remarkable courage and determination, never losing his humour or faith, during his fight with pancreatic cancer. Rick was born March 23, 1956, in Princeton, IL to Floyd and Marjorie (Wicht) Williams. He attended […]

Zoet, Jake

Jake Zoet was born September 3, 1913 to Marinus and Grace (Dykhuizen) Zoet in Elburg, Netherlands.  When he was 2 1/2 years old his family moved to the United States and he lived in Sioux Center, Iowa until he was 8 years old.  The family then moved to Brooten, Minnesota where he attended country school.  […]

Ippolito, Samuel G.

Samuel G. Ippolito, 57, of Gold Canyon, AZ passed away on January 10, 2013 in Gold Canyon, AZ. Mr. Ippolito, owner and operator of Cranberry’s Gourmet Shoppe, was born in Dunkirk, NY. Survivors include his life partner Thomas Scaramuzzo, mother Lillian Ippolito, Thomas’ mother Lucille Scaramuzzo; sisters: Annette Orr, Toni Paladino, and Debbie Tucker; and […]

Aukes, Fae Lavonne

Fae Lavonne Ziegahn Aukes 87, of Mesa, Arizona died January 18, 2013 after a short illness. She was born on September 27, 1925, 20 minutes before her identical twin sister, Mae to Elsie and William Ziegahn of Valley Springs, SD. In 1946, Fae married her high school sweetheart, Leslie Aukes. They had one child, Vicki, […]

Crowley, J. Harold

J. Harold Crowley, Mesa, Arizona, formerly of Lawson, Missouri (formerly of Estes Park, CO), passed away on January 22, 2013 following a brief illness. Harold was born on June 7, 1920 in Lawson, Missouri, the son of the late W.C. Crowley and Effie (Mellon) Crowley. He was married to Peggy J. (Hackleman) of Torrington, Wyoming […]

Carlson, Shirley M.

Shirley M. Carlson passed away peacefully on 1/22/2013 in her home.  She was born in Elgin,IL. on 6/16/1924. She lived many years in Algonquin,IL. where she was an R.N. at the local physician’s office.  Shirley was preceded in death by her husband Robert who was her partner for 66 years.  She will be missed greatly […]

Finn, Gwendolyn Faye

Gwendolyn Faye Finn, 62, of Chandler, Arizona passed away Monday January 14, 2013. Services will be at 11:30 am Saturday January 19, 2013 at New Life Spirit Filled Ministries, 343 S. 83rd Pl, Mesa, Arizona 85208.

Phares, Mary

Mary Phares, 95 of Mesa, AZ passed away Monday January 14, 2013 in Gilbert, AZ. Mrs. Phares, an accounting assistant, was born in Ashland, WI. She is survived by her daughter Dee, grandchildren Wendy Lorenzen and Tim Lorenzen, and great-grandchildren Rianna, Malia, Athena and Zaria. Services will be held 2:00 pm January 19, 2013 at […]

Flitsch, Marjorie L.

Marjorie L. Flitsch, 90, a resident of Hiawatha, Iowa and Apache Junction, Arizona died in Apache Junction on Thursday,  January 10, 2013 of natural causes. Memorial services are pending for Marion, Iowa. Honoring her wish she will be cremated, then buried in Lafayette cemetery-Linn county Iowa. Marjorie Louise McGowan was born December 22, 1922 in […]

Burwell, Maverick Joseph “Buddha”

“An Angel in the book of life wrote down my baby’s birth. And whispered as she closed the book “too beautiful for earth.” -Author Unknown   Maverick Joseph “Buddha” Burwell, 3 ½ months, was given his angel wings on January 6, 2013, in Mesa, Arizona. He was born on September 18, 2012 to Ashley Burwell […]

Shifflett, Enda

Enda Shifflett was born in Dublin, Texas on August 8, 1918 to Ezra and Alice Malon. Enda is preceded in death by 13 brothers and sisters. Enda grew up on a farm. Her father and mother were share croppers. Enda learned quickly to work and help around the house. As a young teenager, she worked […]

McGrath, Anna Margaret “Marge”

Anna “Marge” McGrath, 86 of Mesa, Arizona passed away Saturday January 5, 2013 in Mesa, AZ. She was born February 25, 1926 in Carlisle, Kentucky. A Memorial Service will be at Gilbert Presbyterian Church, 235 E Guadalupe Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85234 Saturday January 19, 2013 at 2:00 PM.