Obituaries for January, 2013

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.