Obituaries for February, 2013

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 […]