Our Obituaries

Marlene Marie MENNES

October 11, 1950 - January 29, 2018


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Barbara L. TOUYE

October 25, 1969 - January 28, 2018


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Eugene James Anderson

March 7, 1941 - January 22, 2018

ANDERSON, Eugene James, 76, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on January 22, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter V. Anderson and Ida Tomson Anderson. He is survived by his beloved wife, Marcia R. Rykse Anderson; his loving children, daughter, Carey (Adam) Guenther; and son John Anderson; cherished grand-children, granddaughter, Peyton Guenther; and grandson, Colby Guenther. To...
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Michael Dale Ahern

February 2, 1942 - January 20, 2018

AHERN, Michael Dale, 75, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on January 20, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dale Ward Ahern and Emma Louise Hill. He is survived by his sons, Sean (Stephanie) Ahern, and Daniel Ray Ahern; daughter, Sheila (Mario) Soares; several grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. To sign the guestbook online and send your memories,...
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Jean Frances O'Brien

July 16, 1933 - January 20, 2018

OBRIEN, Jean F., 84, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away quietly on January 20, 2018. Jean was born in Chicago, Illinois on July 16, 1933. After graduating from high school, she worked as a waitress, which is where she met and married the love of her life. Jerry was in the Marine Corps, so they traveled across the United States to wherever he was stationed. There were many times, due to his tours...
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Ruth M. Lasco

June 24, 1921 - January 20, 2018

Ruth Mildred George Lasco, of Surprise, AZ, gently fell into the arms of her Savior at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, January 20, 2018 in Sun City West, AZ. She was 96 years old, and was surrounded by children and grandchildren singing her favorite hymns.Ruth was born in Philadelphia on June 24, 1921, the second of the late Edgar and Eva George's three daughters. She married John Lasco Jr. on September 30...
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William Donald Kinniburgh

March 7, 1931 - January 19, 2018

KINNIBURGH, William Donald, 86, a United States Air Force Veteran, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on January 19, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Bruce Kinniburgh and Mary Lillian Cheety Kinniburgh; brother, James Kinniburgh; and sister, Mildred Coffee. He is survived by his beloved wife, Mildred M. Kinniburgh; son Richard Kinniburgh; step-son George Sparks; granddaughter...
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Edith Amanda Smith

February 15, 1920 - January 12, 2018

SMITH, Edith Amanda, 97, of Surprise, Arizona, an aircraft worker by trade, passed away on December 12, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde Hunter and Helen Castove Hunter; daughter, Karen Smith; brother, Byron Hunter; sisters, Evelyn Thomas and Lorraine Johnson; and husband Herbert William Smith. She is survived by her loving children, James "Jim" (Susan) Smith, Virginia ...
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Edward Tipton Sabin

September 20, 1944 - January 12, 2018

Edward Tipton "Tip" Sabin passed away unexpectedly on the morning of January 12, 2018, at the age of 73. Tip was born to parents Edward Tip Sabin and Beulah Vanderwork in Enid, Oklahoma on September 20, 1944. He attended Northeast High School in Oklahoma City, Southwestern State College in Weatherford, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City University and the University of Oklahoma where he studied math and...
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Carl George Anderson

June 18, 1942 - January 12, 2018

Carl George Anderson, 75, of Aberdeen, died Friday, January 12, 2018, in Arizona.Carl was born June 18, 1942, in Aberdeen to Clifton C. and Eileen F. (Gutz) Anderson. He was a member of the Aberdeen Central High School class of 1960 and the University of South Dakota class of 1964. He served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army from 1964 to 1966 in Hanau, Germany.He met his wife, Barbara Anderson,...
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Robert Dean Mauk

July 23, 1934 - January 4, 2018

MAUK, Robert Dean, 83, a United States Navy Veteran, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on January 04, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wesley Mauk and Loto Smith Mauk; his grandson, Danny Billing; 2 sisters; and 4 brothers. He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Norma Jeanette Murphy Mauk; his loving daughters, Cindy (Ray) Uthe, Lori (James Edwards) Sommers, and Jenny ...
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Patricia Diann Burden

March 17, 1948 - January 1, 2018

BURDEN, Patricia Diann. Pat passed away on January 01, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, Johnny Summers and Thelma Louise Summers; brother, Courtney Summers; and her son, Joshua Morgan. Pat was born on March 17, 1948 in Vallejo, California. The Family moved to Avondale, Arizona in 1950. In her Pre-and-Teen-age years, Pat gained notoriety as a State Champion Roller Skate Dance...
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Jeanne Marie Naughton

April 28, 1938 - December 31, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Surprise Funeral Care, Surprise, Arizona.
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Sharon Gayken

October 7, 1941 - December 30, 2017

GAYKEN, Sharon, passed away on December 30, 2018.
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Lila Lucille Bennett

November 17, 1931 - December 30, 2017

BENNETT, Lila Lucille, 86, of Surprise, Arizona, Peacefully went to be with Our Lord and Savior on December 30, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edmund Liebsch and Docsena Nielsen Liebsch; and her husband Jack Bennett. She is survived by her loving children, Larry Nelson of Seabeck WA, Linda Reischman of Bremerton WA, Rebecca Johanson of Ocean Shores WA, Bonnie Johnson of Buckeye...
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Lance Stephen STULCE

January 14, 1969 - December 29, 2017

Lance Stephen Stulce, 48, devoted father, son, brother, uncle, and cousin, passed away unexpectedly the morning of Friday, December 29, 2017. Lance leaves behind not only his siblings and mother, but leaves the love of his life and the beat of his heart, his 14 year old son, Danie James Stulce.There will be a private viewing for the immediate family only, followed by a Celebration of Life will be...
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Joseph Thomas Marziano

June 4, 1945 - December 27, 2017

MARZIANO, Joseph Thomas, 72, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on December 27, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Marziano and Rose Spadiccini Marziano. He is survived by his wife, Libbie Ann Wigal Marziano; son Joseph C. Marziano; daughter-in-law Sherri Marziano; daughter Christine Marziano Shupe; son-in-law Gary Shupe; and daughter Sheri R. Beidler; and 8 grandchildren. A...
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Robert Eugene Wilson

December 16, 1935 - December 25, 2017

WILSON, Robert Eugene, 82, of Surprise, Arizona, a United States Navy Veteran, passed away on December 25, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Wilson, and Edna Gunther Wilson; and by his wife, Louise Wilson. He is survived by his son, Robert S. Wilson, and his wife Dawn Wilson; daughter, Lori Wilson Brown; grandchildren, Zack Brown and Zoe Brown; sisters, Gloria Wilson and Edna...
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Maryle Louise Lupton

February 20, 1922 - December 21, 2017

LUPTON, Maryle Louise 95, born February 20,1922 in Wallace, Missouri, and an aircraft worker during WWII, passed away December 21, 2017, in Arizona. She was preceded in death by husband, Ralph Lyle Lupton; son, Jerald Wayne Lupton; parents, James and Louanna Lamar Johnson; brother, Floyd Calvin Johnson; and sisters, Doris "Evelyn" Kier, Geneva Bernadine Redmon and Esther Fern Ashlock. Maryle is...
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William Edwin Cleland

February 19, 1938 - December 19, 2017

CLELAND, William "Bill" Edwin, 79, passed away on December 19, 2017. Bill was born in Elizabethtown in northern New York. He was the son of Elizabeth and Carlyle Cleland. He is survived by his wife Deanna; sons Jeffrey and Todd; his brother Steve; sister-in-law Nita; nephews Kevin and Ryan; and niece Stephanie. After graduation from Solvay High School in 1956, he joined the U.S. Air Force. Bill...
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Paul Dean Wilhour

June 21, 1944 - December 17, 2017

Paul Dean WilhourJune 21, 1944 - December 17, 2017Paul Dean Wilhour, born June 21, 1944, went home to the Lord on December 17, 2017 in Surprise, Arizona. Paul is survived by his wife of 43 years, Maggie (Lenz), his children, Amy Wright and Sheri Garver (Kevin) of Peoria, Arizona. Three granddaughters, Sidney Kay Hewitson, Riley Marie Hewitson, and Kenzie Ann Garver. He leaves behind two brothers,...
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Paul LAZINSKY

December 14, 1958 - December 12, 2017

Remembering the life, and honoring the legacy of Police Officer Paul Lazinsky.Paul Lazinsky, 58, from Phoenix, AZ passed away December 12, 2017 at Boswell Hospital in Sun City, AZ with his family at his side. Born in Manhattan, NY on December 14, 1958, he was the son of Helen and Howard Lazinsky. He served 23 years with the United States Army and honorably retired as a First Sergeant. Paul,...
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James Murray Lane

May 30, 1944 - December 8, 2017

James M. Lane III passed away Dec. 8, 2017. He is survived by two sons, James M. Lane IV and Michael E. Lane, a daughter-in-law, Destiny Lane and longtime partner Charlotte Wilkinson. He is also survived by two grandsons, Cooper and Grady Lane, and was expecting another grandson in February. Jim was an avid golfer, teller of tales, and generally loved all things that kept him out of doors and in...
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Frank Salazar

August 6, 1955 - December 8, 2017

SALAZAR, Frank, 62, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on December 08, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Reyes Salazar, and Marie Jesus Berumen Salazar. He is survived by his beloved wife, Diana Fonseca Salazar; his loving children, son Aaron Salazar; and daughter Bianca Salazar Holderman, and son-in-law Douglas Holderman; his sisters Yolanda Nagel, Stella Pineda, Gloria...
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Helen Ruth Bracken

May 28, 1925 - November 24, 2017

BRACKEN, Helen Ruth, 92, went home peacefully to be with her Lord on November 24, 2017. She was born May 28th, 1925. Helen was the daughter of James and Beulah McCabe. In all the years I knew my Mom, I never heard anyone say a bad word about her. I was always told what a wonderful and loving person she was. Helen lived in Phoenix, Arizona, most of her life. The most important thing in her life,...
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Joan Eline Azevedo

February 18, 1927 - November 18, 2017

God's GardenGod looked around His gardenand he found an empty place.He then looked down upon this earth,and saw your tired face.He put his arms around youand lifted you to rest.God's garden must be beautiful,He always takes the best.He knew you were suffering,He knew you were in painHe knew that you would neverget well on earth again.He saw the road was getting roughAnd the hills were hard to...
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Claire Leona DiFranco

August 29, 1937 - November 10, 2017

DIFRANCO, Claire Leona, 80, passed away on November 10, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Leo Tetreault, and Helen Madeline Carr; and her husband Arthur Americo DiFranco. She is survived by her children, Arthur (June) DiFranco of Gardiner, Massachusetts, Catherine DiFranco (Frank) Pizzo, of Johnston, Rhode Island, and Jon DiFranco of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; grandchildren,...
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Mae Louise Heinrich

March 22, 1921 - November 9, 2017

HEINRICH, Mae Louise, 96, passed away in Surprise, Arizona on November 9, 2017. Mae Louise Heinrich was born March 22, 1921 in Kent, WA to Nick and Olga (Sorensen) Knapstad. Nick Immigrated from Norway and Olga's parents were from Denmark. Mae was the oldest of the five children, followed by Howard, Leonard, Helen, and Glenn. Mae married Leonard Marion Kittle May 16, 1945 in San Francisco, CA. ...
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Herbert Lucas HAACK

February 16, 1943 - November 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Surprise Funeral Care, Surprise, Arizona.
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Anthony Francis Dellinger

August 12, 1946 - November 7, 2017

Anthony Francis (Tony) Dellinger of Buckeye, AZ, formerly of Carlisle, PA, died on November 7, 2017. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Mary Flaherty Dellinger, sons, Jason Dellinger and Bryan Dellinger, Bryan's wife Lisa, and their three children, Anthony (17), Wesley (14), and Clara (12), and Tony's sister Josie Dellinger all of Pennsylvania. Tony was born in Lebanon, PA the son of...
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John Thomas LEMKE

June 18, 1945 - November 3, 2017

On Friday, November 3, 2017, John, aka Jack, Lemke passed away at the age of 72 in Arizona, what he called home for the last 14 years. He will be greatly missed by many. Jack was not only a family man, but a Vietnam war hero. Jack was known to have a smile on his face no matter what challenges he was faced, even as they came more frequent and with great severity in the last few years. Somehow,...
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Walter Donald Landis

January 6, 1937 - November 2, 2017

LANDIS, Walter Donald, 80, a United States Navy Veteran, of Sun City, Arizona, passed away on November 2, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Delbert Landis and Margaret Earhart Landis. He is survived by his beloved wife Jean Mitts Landis; his loving children, Teresa (Steve) Daley, and Tony (Jennifer) Landis; and his cherished grandchildren, Zachary (Claire) Daley, Alexander...
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Anne Marie Powers

July 10, 1934 - October 30, 2017

POWERS, Anne Marie, 83, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on October 30, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alexander Myronchik and Vera Nowik Myronchik; her husband, Arthur M. Aiello, and her husband, Edward V. Powers. She is survived by her sons, James "Jim" (Marge) Aiello, and Steven "Steve" (Sheri) Aiello; grandchildren, Jessica (Shane) McCauley, Shanna (Mike) McMullen, and Adam...
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Kim Marie Trouton

January 19, 1958 - October 23, 2017

TROUTON, Kim Marie, 59, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away unexpectedly on October 23, 2017. She dedicated her life to her family and her career of over 40 years as a Pharmacy Technician. She is survived by her loving husband of 31 years, Terry Trouton; her son Patrick James (DeDe) Hoover and 2 grandchildren; her son Kyle Paul (Danielle) Trouton and 2 grandchildren; her father, Leslie "Les" ...
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Eugene Edward McKenna

October 17, 1946 - October 18, 2017

MCKENNA, Eugene "Gene" Edward, 71, a United States Navy Vietnam Era Veteran, passed away on October 18, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles McKenna and Kathleen Delores Kane McKenna. He is survived by his beloved wife, Maureen Powell McKenna; loving daughters, Erica McKenna, Amy McKenna Kessler, and Kristine McKenna (Jorge Castro); grandchildren, Jordan McKenna, Marley Kessler,...
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John Christopher Cook

August 24, 1939 - October 16, 2017

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Kelly Sue Blackman

January 8, 1974 - October 10, 2017

BLACKMAN, Kelly Sue, 43, of Surprise, Arizona, went home to be with Our Lord, on October 10, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Monte Wilson and Mary Kline Wilson. She is survived by her beloved husband, Russell D. Blackman, Jr.; and by her loving children, Grace Blackman, Russell D. Blackman, III, and Faith Blackman. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday,...
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Philip James McGahey

January 22, 1930 - October 9, 2017

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Kelby Reed Harris

October 3, 1998 - October 7, 2017

HARRIS, Kelby Reed, 19, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away unexpectedly on October 7, 2017. He is survived by his parents, Lance Avery Harris and Robyn Renae Taff Harris; his brother Kody Reece Harris; grandparents, Zearl and Sharon Harris, Dale and Neva Taff, and Duke and Linda Barham; aunts and uncles, Craig and Sandra Harris, Donna Blonien, Dusty and Lyndi Taff, and Brady and Lyndsey Taff;...
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Lyndeelynn Pellettiere-Swapp

August 7, 1970 - October 5, 2017

PELLETTIERE-SWAPP, Lyndeelynn, 47, of Glendale, Arizona, most recently of Waddell, Arizona, passed away on October 5, 2017. She was preceded in death by her father, Arnold "Jack" Orlando Brown. She is survived by her husband, Stephen "Steve" Swapp; her children, Amanda Pellettiere, Steven Pellettiere, Tyler Cope, Wesley Swapp, Brittany Swapp, and Tim Swapp; grandchildren,...
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Nancy Lenore Omans

January 20, 1937 - September 27, 2017

OMANS, Nancy Lenore West, 80, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on September 27, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer William West and Zelma Clare Roach West, both interred in Grangeville, Idaho. She is survived by her beloved husband, Colonel Donald James Omans, Army of the United States (Retired); son, James David (Monica) Omans, of Alexandria, Virginia, and their children Kira...
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Peter Regier

February 28, 1931 - September 18, 2017

Pete Regier died Monday, September 18, 2017 following a long illness. A memorial service will be held at First Mennonite Church, Phoenix, Arizona, Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 10:00 am. Burial will be at Friesen Cemetery, Henderson, NE.Pete was born February 28, 1931 in Henderson, NE. He was the son of Isaac and Katharina (Siebert) Regier. Pete received his elementary education in a one...
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Barry Michael Kendrigan

August 5, 1937 - September 16, 2017

KENDRIGAN, Barry M., age 80, September 16, 2017, Surprise, Arizona, raised in Milton, Massachusetts. Son of the late John J. and Christina (Sullivan). Beloved husband and best friend to Claire (Dolan) for 52 years. Loving father to Barry, Jr., of AZ, Claire, Robert, Carole and William, all from CA. Brother of Jacqueline J. Coffey of Milton, MA and Virginia M. Currier of VA and the late John J....
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Joseph Gonsalves Mattos

December 11, 1929 - September 12, 2017

Joseph G. Mattos, 87, went to be with his heavenly father and loving wife on September 12, 2017. He was born on December 11, 1929 in Taunton, Massachusetts to Manuel and Mary Mattos. Joseph left Taunton in 1948 and joined the U.S. Coast Guard until 1950 when he transferred service to the U.S. Air Force. During his military service, Joseph served one year in Thailand in support of the Vietnam...
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Sandra Jean Sellers

March 9, 1939 - September 8, 2017

SELLERS, Sandra Jean, 78, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on September 08, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Adrian Hull and Marjorie Mae Madden, and her sister Virginia Bellgeer. She is survived by her beloved husband George Sellers; her loving children, son Robert (Andie) Christensen; and daughter Carrie (Clay) Bickmore; grandson Christopher (Kara) Christensen;...
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Thomas Edward Kosin

October 15, 1946 - September 8, 2017

Thomas Edward Kosin passed away September 8, 2017 after complications from his second open heart surgery. Tom was born October 15, 1946 in Phoenix, Arizona. He passed away peacefully at the hospital surrounded by family and friends. He grew up in Phoenix and became a Phoenix police officer badge #1528, a job that fit his skills and personality perfectly. He married his true love Frances Maria...
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Ray Albert McLeod

January 1, 1936 - September 3, 2017

Ray Albert McLeod, 81, of Surprise, Arizona, entered into rest Sunday, September 3, 2017. Ray was born January 1, 1936 in Tacoma, Washington to Ray and Jessie McLeod. Ray is preceded in death by his parents Ray Albert McLeod Sr. and Jessie McLeod, sister, Lorna Mae McLeod, and his son Ray Albert McLeod III. Ray is survived by his loving wife Elizabeth Ann McLeod; children, Roxanne Moore, Marla ...
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Gregory Bernard Morton

October 23, 1949 - August 30, 2017

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Geri Kay Nelson

June 27, 1935 - August 27, 2017

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Jason Wayne Thomas

June 10, 1986 - August 27, 2017

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Dorothy J. MULES

May 20, 1932 - August 21, 2017

Dorothy J. Mules, 85, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on August 21, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband Richard Donald Mules and her parents Karel and Marie Hoogstad. She is survived by her twin sister Dolores (Dolly) McAllister; children, Don (Lisa) Mules, Dolly (Paul) Meyer, and Dan (Mary) Mules; grandchildren, Rachel (Micah) Covey, Beth (Tim) Knodel, Melissa (Gregory) Varner,...
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Mary Alice Garcia

July 30, 1934 - August 17, 2017

GARCIA, Mary Alice, 83 of Surprise, Arizona, passed peacefully at her home with her family by her side on August 17, 2017. She was born on July 30, 1934 in Glendale, Arizona. She grew up in Citrus Park with her mother, Uncle Alonzo, Aunt Avelina, Aunt Rita, Uncle Kiki and brother Ronnie. She is survived by her loving daughters, Anna Fidela "Fifi", her husband Chris Calzada, and Margarita Garcia;...
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Joan Elaine Ely

October 15, 1942 - August 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Surprise Funeral Care, Surprise, Arizona.
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Barbara Ann Patterson

September 25, 1968 - August 15, 2017

PATTERSON, Barbara Ann, 48, passed away on August 15, 2017 in Sun City West, Arizona. She was preceded in death by her father Doyal L. Patterson. She is survived by her beloved mother, Dorothy L. Patterson; her brother Gary Patterson and his wife Lynn Patterson; and by her sister Connie Patterson-Elliott and her husband Mike Elliott; by many nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and great-nephews....
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Stuart Keith STERLING

September 18, 1950 - August 13, 2017

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Joseph Carl Schubert

April 26, 1971 - August 10, 2017

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Paul Dwain Johnson

May 20, 1927 - August 9, 2017

Paul D. Johnson, age 90, died on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 in Surprise Arizona. From his birth on a farm just west of La Plata, Missouri, to his death on Wednesday, he always felt fortunate to have his friends and family close. He was born to H.I. and June Johnson on May 20, 1927 and was one of five boys; two of his brothers preceded him in death, Robert Johnson and Marion "Pete" Johnson. He...
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Janice Marie Luecht

May 18, 1941 - August 7, 2017

LUECHT, Janice Marie, 76, passed away on August 07, 2017 in Peoria, Arizona. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wesley Marsh and Lucille Dellinger Marsh, and her sister, Yvonne Marsh Bennett. She is survived by her beloved husband of 56 years, Jerry Luecht; her loving daughters, Lynn Luecht (James) Hettinger, Kathy Luecht (Edwin) Grace, and Kim Luecht Stiles; grandchildren, Joel Hettinger,...
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Kenneth Andrew Amparan

July 19, 1972 - August 1, 2017

AMPARAN, Kenneth Andrew, 45, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away on August 1, 2017. He is survived by his Father, David Amparan and his wife Linda Amparan; by his mother, Linda Conner and her husband Lee Conner; brother Michael Amparan and his wife, LaNell Amparan; sister Alicia Amparan Barnes and her husband Nathan Barnes; and by his niece's and nephews, Kira Amparan, Caleb Amparan, Kesi Barnes...
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Gary Lee Barnes

May 12, 1945 - July 16, 2017

BARNES, Gary Lee, 72, of Buckeye, Arizona, passed away on July 16, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilfred Ray Barnes and Georgia Kathryn Williamson Barnes. He is survived by his beloved wife, Sandra Garrity Barnes; his children, Denise (Fred) Highley, Allen Barnes, Debbie (Kevin) Gilbert, Mark Barnes, Daniel (Geitan) Hughes, David Hughes, Eddie Barnes; grandchildren, Nichole (Jim)...
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Lenward Carl Baker

June 30, 1918 - July 10, 2017

Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow;Praise Him, all creatures here below;Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
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Peter Paul Joyce

June 28, 1933 - July 9, 2017

JOYCE, Peter Paul, 84, who was born in Clifden, Ireland, passed away on July 09, 2017 in Peoria, Arizona. He was preceded in death by his parents, Peter Joyce and Mary Lyden Joyce. He is survived by his sons, Michael Joyce and Sean Joyce.To sign the guestbook online and to send your memories, condolences and well-wishes to the family, please visit www.surprisefuneralcare.com.
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Marshall Duane Bohm

June 14, 1927 - July 7, 2017

Marshall Duane Bohm, 90 of Goodyear, Arizona, formerly of Orange County, California, passed away on July 7, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marian Y. Bohm, his sister, Phyllis Jardee, and his parents, William and Bertha Bohm. He is survived by his four children, Billy Bohm, Patti (Smokey) French, Cindy Edwards, and Tom (Rhonda) Bohm. Five grandchildren, and six great grandchildren...
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Vincent Gonzalez

August 31, 1944 - July 2, 2017

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Gregory Lashbrook

March 9, 1956 - June 30, 2017

LASHBROOK, Gregory, 61, a United States Army Veteran, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on June 30, 2017. He was preceded in death by his mother, Florence Smith Lashbrook. He is survived by his beloved wife, Carolyn "Carrie" Lashbrook; son, Matthew Lashbrook; father, Warren "Pete" Lashbrook; brother, Duane Lashbrook; niece, Kristie Patton; and daughters, Wendy Skelton, Julia...
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Larry Dale Smith

December 13, 1948 - June 22, 2017

SMITH, Larry Dale, 68, of Surprise, Arizona passed away on June 22, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Alexander Smith and Nellie Mae Goforth Smith. He is survived by his sons, Michael (Mary) Smith, Brent (Kristi) Smith, James (Amy) Smith, and Jeff (Marissa) Smith; his grandchildren, Brianna Smith, Isabella Smith, Chloe Smith, Joshua Smith, Anna Smith, Owen Smith, Connor Smith,...
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John Lopez

January 14, 1936 - June 10, 2017

LOPEZ, John, 81, of Buckeye, Arizona, passed away on June 10, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Silvestri Lopez and Francisca Gonzalez Lopez. He is survived by his beloved wife, Rose Mary Pufil Lopez; by his loving daughters, Elizabeth Lopez Becker, and Anna Lopez Chaney; and by his son Victor Lopez; grandchildren, Leana Lopez Melville, Anthony Lopez, Lisette Lopez Ottoway, Sarah...
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Darryl Lee Troutman

October 5, 1937 - June 8, 2017

TROUTMAN, Darryl Lee. Darryl was born in Spokane, WA on October 5th, 1937, the second child of Peter and Ida Troutman. Peter Troutman had a service station on South Hill. The family relocated to Loon Lake, Washington where the parents engaged in various businesses including local stores and a restaurant. Darryl's first occupation was in the refrigeration business. Sister Bonnie (age 14) and...
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Glendon Ray Ashorn

March 11, 1952 - June 8, 2017

ASHORN, Glendon Ray, 65, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on June 08, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hilbert O. Ashorn, and Viola Ashorn. He is survived by his beloved wife Debbie Ashorn; his loving daughters, Lindsey Ashorn and her fiancé Kevin Smith, and Kristen Vallery and her husband Shaun Vallery; granddaughter, Taylor Vallery; and brother-in-law Harlan Broeker and his...
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William Howard Powers

May 18, 1947 - June 7, 2017

POWERS, William Howard, 70, of Surprise, Arizona, a United States Army Veteran, passed away on June 07, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, S. William Powers and Opal Mae Bickford Powers. He is survived by his beloved wife, Ann M. Barry Powers; his loving children, William W. (Kari) Powers of Glendale, Arizona, Elizabeth (Matt) Kelly of Seattle, Washington, Katie Rogers (Bryce Runkel)...
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Genevieve V. McGraw

March 15, 1928 - June 3, 2017

Genevieve Veronica McGraw. ?89, of Sun Cities left us peacefully on Saturday afternoon, June 3, 2017, and is now reunited with her mother, father, brother, Bill, husband, Jerry, and son, Brian, along with her three sisters-in-law and many dear loved ones. Her parents and her Catholic faith, and treasured Catholic education were her foundation and guide. She was a proud alumnus of St. Patrick's...
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Genie Francine Svihl

October 3, 1957 - May 28, 2017

SVIHL, Genie F., 59, of Surprise, Arizona passed away on May 28, 2017. She was preceded in death by her mother, Arleen L. Zimmerman Wilhelm. She is survived by her beloved husband, Rocky R. Svihl; her loving children, Kris (Allyson) Svihl, and Heather (Nick) Dressler; grandchildren, Karson Svihl, Jacob Svihl, Kannon Dressler, and Holden Dressler; and by her father, Eugene F. Wilhelm. To sign the...
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Margaret Marlene BROWN

June 12, 1936 - May 26, 2017

BROWN, Margaret Marlene, 80, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on May 26, 2017. She was preceded in death by her father Francis Davidson, and her daughter Katherine Kay Brown. She is survived by her beloved husband, Eugene "Gene" Brown, and her children, Vicki, Lyn, Brad, and Dan; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. Marlene grew up in Great Falls, Montana, where she graduated high...
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Ronald Adolph Sievert

January 11, 1936 - May 19, 2017

SIEVERT, Ronald A., 81, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 19, 2017. Ron was the son of the late Edwin and Myra Sievert. He was a graduate of Kiel High School and received a Bachelor's Degree from Lakeland College. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Ron is survived by his wife of 58 years, 2 sons, a daughter, 5 grandchildren, a brother, and a...
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Thelma M. WOLF

January 2, 1925 - May 9, 2017

Thelma Mae WolfThelma Wolf left this life on May 9, 2017. She lived in Arizona for the last 3 years, near one of her daughters. Born Thelma Mae Burr, January 2, 1925 in Greensprings, Ohio, she was adopted in 1927 by Egbert and Delia Frail of Temperance Michigan. Thelma attended Temperance High School and graduated as Salutatorian in 1942. After spending a short time at Fort Wayne Bible...
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Kenneth John Bottari

January 2, 1959 - May 8, 2017

Kenneth John Bottari, 58, of Surprise, Arizona passed away unexpectedly on May 8, 2017. Ken retired from the U.S. Air force. He was born January 2, 1959 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Vincent and Dorothy Bottari. Ken loved life, he was an avid bowler, loved to collect baseball cards, matchbox and hot wheels and Jack Daniels. Most importantly he loved his family. He was preceded in death by...
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Hilda Noemi Gioe

December 20, 1932 - May 5, 2017

GIOE, Hilda Noemi, 84, of Surprise, Arizona, born in Cuernavaca, Mexico on December 20, 1932, passed away on May 5, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leopoldo Esquivel and Esperanza Cubells Esquivel; and by her beloved husband of 47 years, Peter Salvatore Gioe, Sr. She is survived by her loving son, Peter Salvatore Gioe, Jr., her grandson, Michael Salvatore Gioe; her granddaughter,...
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Bridget Weldon

December 29, 1930 - May 2, 2017

Prayer of St. FrancisLord, make me an instrument of your peace,Where there is hatred, let me sow love;Where there is injury, pardon;Where there is doubt, faith;Where there is despair, hope;Where there is darkness, light;Where there is sadness, joy;Divine Master, grant that I maynot so much see to be consoled as to console;To be understood as to understand;To be loved as to love.For it is in...
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Scott Dixon Hamilton

July 25, 1953 - April 26, 2017

He is survived by his wife, Wanda, daughter Melissa Davenport, son Scott Hamilton II and wife Heather, grandchildren Robert and Alexys Davenport, Zachary and Austin Hamilton, sisters Linda Emerson, Roxanne Paulsen, brothers Ross Hamilton and Robert (Roby) Hamilton as well as nieces and nephews and other family members and friends. Scott graduated from the University of California in Irvine,...
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Janet Susan Williams

September 6, 1959 - April 20, 2017

In loving memory. On April 20, 2017, God Called Home His Angel, Janet Susan Williams. She was preceded in death by her mother Sarah Payne; and daughter, Carie Long; and by her father George Payne. She leaves behind her loving husband, Alan Norman Williams; her loving daughter, Victoria Long; Stepmother Margret Payne; sister Debbie Nelson; brother Larry Payne; in-laws Norman Williams, Linda...
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Robert Thomsen Reimers

February 27, 1936 - April 9, 2017

Robert 'Bob' Reimers passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017 surrounded by his family at home in Buckeye, AZ. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.Bob was born in 1936 in Moline, IL to parents Robert J. Reimers and Dorothy L. (Thomsen) Reimers. He grew up in Moline but graduated high school in Lexington, Missouri from Wentworth Military Academy in 1953. Bob later...
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George Michael Nesbit

October 6, 1944 - April 6, 2017

NESBIT, George Michael "Mike", 72, passed away on April 6th, 2017 at the Surprise, Arizona Hospice of the Valley Pallative Care Unit surrounded by his wife and children after a 25 year battle with Type II Diabetes. He leaves his wife of 51 Super Bowls, Charlotte (Stajduhar) of Surprise, AZ; his daughter Michelle Lehman (Steven) of Peoria, AZ; son Nathan (Tracy) of Merrill, IA; Grandsons...
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Delores Irene DAVIS

September 1, 1937 - April 4, 2017

Delores Irene Davis-DD, passed away peacefully on April 4, 2017. Born on September 1, 1937 in Edgefield, South Carolina. As a young girl she moved to NYC where she met and married her husband Gerald D. Davis. After graduating from Pace University she began a successful career as a registered nurse RN and fulltime mother. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Delores will be forever...
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Mary F. Spence

August 11, 1939 - April 3, 2017

SPENCE, Mary F., 77 of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on April 3, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew Emerson Pickens and Geneva Vanderpool; and her sister-in-law Karen Pickens. She is survived by her loving children, Dan Spence of Omaha, Nebraska, Debbie (Randy) Linville of Leawood, Kansas, Mike Spence of Omaha, Nebraska, and Jim Spence (Tara) of Surprise, Arizona; her beloved...
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Szabolcs Istvan Fejer

September 22, 1939 - March 31, 2017

FEJER, Szabolcs Istvan, MD, 77, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on March 31, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mihaly Fejer, and Ilona Arnold Fejer; his brother, Mihaly Fejer; and his sister, Ilona Fejer. He is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Edit Fejer; by his loving children, Szabina (Kevin) Revelle, Gergely (Suzie) Fejer, and Orsika Fejer; and Roland Kecskemeti, and...
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Robert Ernest Siemann

August 30, 1934 - March 27, 2017

Robert E. Siemann, 82, of Surprise, Az passed peacefully on Monday, March 27,2017 while in the loving care of his family and Banner Hospice. Robert was born in Montville Maine on August 30, 1934, the son of Frederick W. Siemann, Sr. and Charlotte L. Smearer Siemann. Bob, as he liked to be called, was an entrepreneur owning several businesses and longtime member of the Elks Club and Ham Radio...
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Charlotte Renee Collom

March 21, 2017 - March 22, 2017

COLLOM, Charlotte Renee; our little angel, went to heaven on March 22, 2017. She is survived by her beloved parents, Austin and Alexandria Collom; her brothers, Noah and Liam Collom; and her loving grandparents, Wesley and Elizabeth Walters, and Larry and Michelle Collom. A Celebration to honor Charlotte's memory, will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 3:00 PM at Surprise Funeral Care....
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Mary Ellis

March 6, 1944 - March 21, 2017

ELLIS, Mary, 73, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on March 21, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas J. Hamilton and Mary A. Cook Hamilton; by her brother, James Hamilton; and brother-in-law, Kenneth Ellis. She is survived by her beloved husband of almost 52 years, Phillip "Phil" L. Ellis; and by their loving daughters, Tracy Lynn Ellis (Andreas Gass), and Kelly Marie...
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Marion Lamar Anderson

February 1, 1952 - March 20, 2017

Lamar Anderson, loving husband to Shirley, passed away March 20th. He is survived by daughters Tracy and Kim and sons (in-law) Toby and Mark. Grandchildren Jayne, Jill, Tyler, Tristan and Jacklyn lost their Papa too soon. He is also survived by his mother Mary Louise, brother Eugene and sister Libby. He is preceded in death by his father Milton and brother Charlie.Lamar and Shirley were high...
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Ray Elmo Reinhart

September 7, 1931 - March 17, 2017

Ray Elmo Reinhart, 85, of Surprise, Arizona passed away Friday, March 17, 2017. Ray is preceded in death by his step-son, Jerry Fisher. Ray is survived by his loving wife Audrey Reinhart; daughters, Karen (Steve) Wilsman, and Beth Reinhart; grandchildren, Timothy Ward, Niki Olvera, Courtney Routson, Kyle Lewis, Aurora Giblin, Melissa Barber and Jerry Fisher; and four great-grandchildren. A...
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Bobby G. Fowler

March 23, 1944 - March 15, 2017

FOWLER, Bobby G., 72, of Surprise, Arizona, became our guardian angel on March 15, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell Raymond Fowler and Anna Lou Smith Fowler. He is survived by his beloved wife, Sue Fowler; his loving children, Skipp Fowler, Michelle (Wade) Tankersley, and David (Imelda) Worley; grandchildren, Jasmine Worley, Ashley Worley, and Sarah Tankersley; sister,...
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Marivela Christine Leija

May 10, 1982 - March 11, 2017

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Ingelore Frieda Kilbach

July 31, 1947 - March 8, 2017

KILBACH, Ingelore "Inga" Frieda, 69, of Alberta, Canada, passed away in Surprise, Arizona, on March 08, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Oswald Schempp, and Elfrieda Schroder Schempp. She is survived by her beloved husband, Henry Kilbach; her loving children, Douglas (Jennifer) Kilbach, and Sharon (Jeffrey) Veeneman; her dear grandchildren, Hope Kilbach, Jaidan Kilbach,...
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David Wayne Patton

June 15, 1942 - March 7, 2017

David Wayne Patton Passed away March 7 after a courageous battle with cancer. David was born on June 15, 1942 in Utica, New York, the oldest of a family of four boys. He grew up In Oneonta, New York and moved to Mesa, Arizona in 1958 with his family. He graduated from Mesa High School in 1960 and Arizona State University in 1964 where he was a member and president of Phi Delta Theta fraternity...
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Edward Gilbert Valiquette

March 17, 1946 - March 6, 2017

VALIQUETTE, Jr., Edward Gilbert, 70, a United States Army Veteran, and American Legion member, passed away on March 06, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Gilbert Valiquette, Sr., and Rita M. Babineau Valiquette; brother, Donnie Brooks; and brother-in-law, Steve Kingsley. He is survived by his wife, Carol A. Valiquette; and his children, Julie Valiquette, Chad Valiquette, Clint...
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Brian Scott Mancini

January 18, 1979 - March 6, 2017

Brian was a medically retired Sergeant First Class, Combat Wounded Veteran who served as a Combat Medic with two tours in Baghdad, Iraq. He served over 12 years of Military Service in the United States Army. He was the recipient of two Purple Hearts, the Combat Action Badge, Combat Medical Badge, Air Assault Badge and Flight Medic Badge. He was medically retried in April of 2011 and returned...
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Johnny G. Pino

October 14, 1957 - March 5, 2017

After a valiant fight against pancreatic cancer, Johnny Pino earned his angel wings Sunday, March 5th surrounded by family and friends. He was born October 14, 1957 in Ajo Arizona to Francisco and Bertha Pino. After graduating, Johnny packed his bags and began a new chapter in Phoenix. Known as our "steady Eddie", he spent 12 years with United Technologies, 15 years with American Golf and the...
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Barbara Lee Kelley

June 26, 1933 - March 1, 2017

KELLEY, Barbara Lee, born June 26, 1933 in Phoenix, Arizona, passed quietly away on the morning of March 1, 2017, in Surprise, Arizona, surrounded by the three most special women in her life, daughter Leslie, and granddaughters Sara and Rachel. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Alice Rhodes, and by her brother Ted Rhodes. With her strong faith in God and His grace, she is...
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Bambi Carlene Padilla

February 1, 1980 - February 27, 2017

PADILLA, Bambi Carlene, 37, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on February 27, 2017. "Her wings were ready, our hearts were not, loved forever, remembered in every thought." (Author: The Elmore Family) Bambi is survived by her beloved parents, Randy Joe Elmore, and Tamela June Elmore; her loving brother and sister, Randy Joe Jr. Elmore, and Mendi Angelina Elmore; nieces and nephews,...
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Jason Dean Gwinn

July 2, 1970 - February 26, 2017

Jason Dean GwinnJuly 2, 1970 ~ February 26, 2017Jason (Jay) Dean Gwinn was born July 2, 1970, in Yakima Washington, to Ariel Tonee (Hansen) Gwinn and Dean Lyle Gwinn. When he was just three years old, the Gwinn family moved to Spokane Washington, where Jay lived for most of his life. except for his last year while he was transitioning from the state of Washington to the Phoenix area in Arizona. ...
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