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DAUKSIS, GEORGIANA ELIZABETH

Georgiana Elizabeth Dauksis, 95, was greeted into Heaven by the Lord on May 21, 2018. She was born in Chicago, Illinois on June 10, 1922 to the late George and Mary Justic. Georgiana moved from Chicago with her husband and daughters to a wonderful lake front property at Camp Lake, Wisconsin then onto Phoenix in 1959. She was a homemaker for several years and enjoyed exploring the Arizona outdoors with her family. After her children were grown, she worked at Maricopa Community College District Office where she retired from but then continued working at until a month short of her 90th birthday. She had a huge collection of Angels given to her by numerous people because of her “angelic” personality. She will be truly missed. Georgiana was preceded in death by her husband Tony and brothers Tony. Eddie and twin brother George. She is survived by her daughters; Renee Walton, Toni Davis, grandchildren; Tiffany Pecoraro and Jason Pecoraro, her great-granddaughters; Zoe and Ava, sister-in-law; Cecilia Jazak and many nieces and nephews. A Visitation will be held on Friday, June 1, 2018 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 2312 E. Campbell Avenue, in Phoenix. Burial immediately following at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th Street, Phoenix. Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com

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MULLAN, TERRY

Terry Mullan, beloved husband, father, Grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend passed away at the age of sixty-nine. Terry is survived by his wife, Karen, son, Terry, daughter, Shannon and Grandson Makai. Terry’s youngest son, Christian preceded him in death. We carry you forever near in our hearts: you will always be with us in the lessons you gave, the life you shared, the adventure you provided and the love you showed us all! We have a lifetime of wonderful memories of our precious Irishman, animal lover, adventurous spirit and the most dedicated husband and father anyone was ever blessed to have. We love you now and always and will all be reunited in Heaven. A Celebration of Life will be held at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at 4800 E. Indian School Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85018 Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com

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CORONADO, CONSUELO RUIZ

Consuelo “Connie” Coronado (maiden name Ruiz), Phoenix, Arizona. She was born in Bard, California January 20, 1935. She died peacefully on May 18, 2018. Connie is survived by Husband Richard C. Coronado, 4 Children; Lois, Richard, Margaret, Robert; 6 Grandchildren; Lissette, Nathan, Spencer, Alexis, Miranda, Robby; 6 Brothers; 3 Sisters; 3 Great-Grandchildren; Adrian, Amirrah, Natalia. Services to be held Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 W. Indian School Road, Phoenix. A Viewing will be held from 9:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. with a Rosary and Dedications at 11:00 A.M. with Burial to follow at West Rest Haven Cemetery, 6290 W. Northern Avenue, in Glendale. A Reception will be held at Post 41 American Legion, 715 S 2nd Avenue in Phoenix from 1:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.

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SOMERS, GARY ARTHUR

Gary Arthur Somers, beloved son of Gary and Gayle Somers, was born on May 5, 1985, in Beverly, MA, and passed away on May 19, 2018. He spent his first years living with his family in Essex, Ma, and in 1995 moved with them to Phoenix, AZ. He was a graduate of Paradise Valley High School and Arizona State University, where he earned a BA in Creative Writing. He worked extensively in digital marketing and the restaurant industry, but his first love was the creative arts. That being so, he lived two years in New York City, which fed his thirst for them. He returned to Phoenix in December, 2016, happy to be with family and friends again. He enjoyed playing fantasy football and was an easy opponent unless there was cold, hard cash on the line. He especially appreciated his many loving and supportive friends in the AA community. Gary had a sparkling intellect, an infectious laugh, and a tender heart. All those he leaves behind will miss his big hugs, his thoughtful phone calls, his willingness to show up when he was needed. His life, though brief, blessed us. He is survived by his parents, his sisters Geneva (Somers) Matthews and Leah (Somers) Stephens, his brothers-in-law Eric Matthews and Tyler Stephens, and his nieces Seraphina Rose and Beatrix Violet, and his nephew, Enzo Anthony Matthews, as well as his aunts, uncles, and cousins. A Funeral Mass will be offered for him on Friday, June 1, at 10:30 am at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 2312 Highland Ave., Phoenix. The Visitation will be on Thursday, May 31, from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Whitney Murphy Funeral Home, 48th St and E. Indian School, with a Scripture service at 7:00 P.M. A reception will follow the Mass at the St. Thomas parish hall, with internment after that at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2033 N 48th St, Phoenix, AZ. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lighthouse Young Writers Workshop at lighthousewriters.org.

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STIER, JANICE

Janice Stier passed away suddenly on May 3, 2018. She grew up in Greensfork, Indiana and moved as a teenager with her family to Richmond, Indiana where she met the love of her life Dale, they were neighbors. They married in 1958, had three children and moved to Phoenix, Arizona in August, 1970. She worked for AT&T. She was loved by everyone who knew her. Her house was the one all the kids gathered at. She loved a house full of kids. They all called her mom and she loved being mom to everyone. She loved her family, her friends, the Cardinals, The D-Backs; she has had D-Backs season tickets from the very first season and still does. She got to walk on the field in April and was telling everyone about it, she was so happy!!!! At home football games she was a tailgater with Tillman’s Troups. She was a true Arizona fan, she would let you know it if you put her teams and/or State down. She loved to travel. We had just gotten back from a long weekend trip to Las Vegas, she loved Vegas and she loved Myrtle Beach, SC. She always looked forward to the family Myrtle Beach trips. Everyone who knew her will love and miss her every day. She is in Heaven with dad, Dale E Stier, her parents, Clarence and Mary Hiday, her sister Kathy Keith and all of her beloved Aunts and Uncles. She leaves behind her daughters Cathy & Bob Powell, Diana & Steve Caster, her son Dale E Stier II, her granddaughter Paige Caster, two sisters Janet Richardson of Richmond, IN and Charlotte Mahin of Phoenix. She also leaves many nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews. There will be an open house Celebration of Life on Saturday, June 30th 11:00 to 4:30 P.M. so all may come and share memories. It will be at her house. E-mail cathypowell@q.com for location. Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com

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D’ARCANGELO, NICHOLAS DAMIAN

Nicholas Damian D’Arcangelo, died at the age of 64, in his home in Gilbert, Arizona. He was born in Phoenix, Arizona to James and Marian D’Arcangelo on January 7, 1954. He attended St. Thomas the Apostle grade school and Brophy College Preparatory. He continued his education at Phoenix College and Arizona State University where he graduated Suma Cum Laude with a Master’s Degree in education. He taught English and Drama for 21 years and impacted the lives of countless students along the way. Nick is survived by his three daughters and their spouses. Deanna D’Arcangelo-Larson (Steven), Amanda D’Arcangelo (Matt Williams) and Tara Williams (Travis), four grandchildren, brother Mark D’Arcangelo, sisters Christine Fierro (Sam), Margie D’Arcangelo, Carolyn Watson (John), Mary Francis Cooney (Tom), and many other close relatives. His humor, way of teaching and love for the Beatles and Tobasco sauce will be sorely missed. In the words of “Mr. D”, “That’s all she writ”. Visitation will be held Thursday, May 24, 2018 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. with Scripture service at 7:00 P.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be held Friday, May 25, 2018 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 2312 E. Campbell Avenue, Phoenix.

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MICELI, JOSEPHINE

Josephine Miceli, 88, passed away on Monday May 14, 2018. Josephine was born on March 15, 1930 in Detroit, MI to Mario and Nettie (Giurlanda) Scuderi. She is preceded in death by her loving husband Joseph and her sister Antoinette Bulgarella. Josephine is survived by her children; Katherine (Ron) Senior, Albert (Donna) Miceli and Annette (Mike) McDonough; five grandchildren, Lauren Senior, Deanna McDonough, Brandon Senior, Stephen McDonough, and Michael McDonough. Josephine loved and lived for her family. Her grandchildren were the light of her life. She loved to cook, especially her family’s traditional Italian favorites and taught that love of culture and food to her children and grandchildren. She made all feel welcome in her home. She enjoyed making crafts and giving these treasures to her family. Josephine was very devoted to her faith and prayed the Holy Rosary every day. Josephine will be forever loved and missed. Visitation will be held on Friday, May 18, 2018 from 5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. with a Rosary Service at 7:00 P.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd. Phoenix. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 2312 E. Campbell Ave., Phoenix. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family would suggest contributions be made to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014.

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HAKES, CORY MILLER

Our beloved son Cory Miller Hakes has passed away at the age of 38 in his hometown of Phoenix, Arizona.

Cory is survived by his wonderful children, Adrian and Isabel and their mother Terri, his mother and father, Erin and Daren, and his gang of brothers, sister and his loving girlfriend, Deena. Also, his infinite amount of aunts, uncles, grandmother, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Cory was a proud member of Local Union 336 where he worked as a dedicated stagehand and enjoyed the friendship of his many coworkers. Born and raised in Phoenix, Cory was a talented athlete who competed in football, wrestling and baseball at Apollo High school. He was responsible for teaching his brothers the joys of wedgies, noogies, wet willies and the way of fearlessness. Cory had the heart of a lover and a fighter. So apparent to those who knew him, especially Adrian and Isabel, who were the absolute light and happiness to his life. We all trust that they will carry your torch and put smiles on others’ faces with the same grace that you possessed. Cory Miller Hakes, you will be forever missed. Your unforgettable, honest and incredible laugh will infinitely bring warmth to our days. We love you with the whole of our hearts and we thank you for the time you have gifted all of us.

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GONZALES, ERLINDA

It is with great sadness that the family of Erlinda Gonzales announces her passing on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at the age of 76. Erlinda will be lovingly remembered by her children, Monica Messner, Veronica (Herman) Lucero, Rachel Curran, Christine (Matthew) Black, and Arthur (Danielle) Lopez. Erlinda will be forever remembered by 18 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 4 brothers and 4 sisters. She is preceded in death by her parents, Juan and Carmen Gonzales, 2 brothers and 1 sister. Erlinda was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend. With her lively personality and sense of humor, she brought great joy to so many lives. Those who truly knew Erlinda fell in love with her gracious heart and loving kindness. To the very end, she was concerned about everyone else and wanted to make sure her family would be ok without her. We will miss her dearly and knowing that she is in heaven with other family members brings us all great comfort. We await and look forward to our joyous reunion. A Funeral Mass in memory of Erlinda will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Agnes Catholic Church located at 1954 N. 24th St., Phoenix, AZ. A celebration of her life will immediately follow in the reception hall. Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfh.com

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SATINA, ALBERT J.

In Memorial

Albert J. Satina, 98, passed away of natural causes May 8, 2018. Albert was a proud member of the United States Marine Corp. Albert had a long career as a music teacher with the Phoenix Union High School system. He was a multi-talented musician and teacher, playing in several orchestras in the Valley. As of last year he was a member of the Scottsdale Symphony Orchestra. His musical talents made him a “go to”, musician for many celebrities that appeared in the valley. Albert played tennis well into his 80’s. He is preceded in death by his wife, Wilhelmina, (Mazar) and son Joseph Satina. Surviving family members include daughter, Rosemary Lynch, step-daughter MaryAnn Ochoa as well as 2 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Memorial Service will be held May 18, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix.

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CHEE, BETTY JEAN

Betty passed away peacefully, at the age of 71, surrounded by her children and family members on May 8, 2018, in Phoenix. She was born March 9, 1947, in Manuelito, into the Black Sheep Clan born for the Bitter Water Clan. Betty retired from Indian Health Services after 43 years of loyal service in 2016. During her lifetime she served two-years as a Navajo Women’s Commissioner for the Eastern Agency under the Zah Administration from 1989-1990. She served as a Manuelito, NM Chapter Official prior to her term as a Women’s Commissioner. She was an active board member of the Phoenix Union High School Indian Education program from 1993-1996. Betty always liked to work and was an asset to any and all of her contemporaries. Betty enjoyed a wide variety of activities, such as sewing, traveling and spending ample time with her family and friends, especially her grandson, Tristan. She also enjoyed being out in nature on regular camping trips with her family. She was very generous and always willing to help anyone in need. She will greatly be missed by all those she had touched. Her life was a blessing to so many. Survivors include her son Ronn Lyle Arviso, and daughter Stacie Leslie Arviso both of Phoenix. sisters Helen Silversmith, Carol Begay both of Gallup, Lucy Pate of Talihina, Oklahoma, Alice Chee of Albuquerque, brothers David Chee of Albuquerque, Steven Chee and Robert Chee of Gallup; and one grandson Tristan Arnold Arviso. She was proceeded in death by her parents Allen Chee and Angela Charley, Sisters Marie Beeson and Joanne Chee. Pallbearers will be Brooks Silversmith, Blane Silversmith, Lance Beeson, Bryan Henry, Dallas Tsosie, and Kyle Silversmith. Funeral services for Betty Jean Chee, who passed at the age of 71 will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday May 14, 2018, at Whitney & Murphy Chapel, 4800 East Indian School Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85018, with burial following directly following at St. Francis Cemetery, 2033 North 48th Street, Phoenix AZ 85008 Her family set up a Go Fund Me account to assist her family for funeral and vast medical expenses. https://www.gofundme.com/betty-chee-memorial-fund A donation to Betty’s Go Fund Me Account can be used in lieu of flowers. This would be very helpful to her mourning family. Any Donation will be greatly appreciated. Condolences can be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfh.com

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BONACCI, DEBORAH ANN STARK

On this Mother’s Day, we are deeply saddened to say good-bye to our most precious mama, Deborah Ann Stark Bonacci. She was 68 years old. Thought of as the most beautiful person in the world by her family, “Debbie” gracefully joined her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, her beloved grandmother, “Muggy”, and her father, our hero, “Papa”, in heaven on April 28, 2018. Those who met Debbie thought she was one of the funniest people they’d ever met, with an incomparable quick wit, engaging humor, and a huge smile. Those who truly knew Debbie fell in love with her gracious heart and loving kindness. Friends, family and strangers alike always wanted to be in her company.

Born in Phoenix, Arizona on February 10, 1950, to J. Robert Stark and Lucille K. Meier, Debbie attended Central High School and was a Board of Visitors Flower Girl prior to attending USC where she pledged Alpha Delta Pi. She later graduated from ASU and was actively involved in the Junior League of Phoenix prior to devoting her life to raising her children in the 1980s. Debbie found great happiness in running the Scottsdale Soccer League, where, as the only female coach in the league, she led her son’s team, the “Predators,” to an undefeated soccer season and championship, boisterously yelling “shoot!” at just the right time. She was a hometown sports fan, watching the Suns, Cards, and DBacks religiously, win or lose. Debbie also fervently supported the Wounded Warriors Project in addition to several animal rescue charities.

Debbie lived life with true passion and heartfelt emotion, exemplified in the endless love and dedication she showed upon her children and grandchildren. Although practiced primarily in her own space, Debbie’s devotion to the Lord was immeasurable. Her faith engrained in her an infallible moral compass, allowing a profound and constant conviction to what is good and what is right. She shined as an artist, a gardener, a pet lover and a writer. Her gorgeous Christmas decorations and elaborate birthday parties will always be remembered as she made every holiday and event special beyond compare. Debbie also excelled as a mother, developing precious bonds with both of her children who will always remember her as their closest friend.

Debbie is preceded in death by her father, J. Robert Stark and her brother, Robert Smith Stark. She is survived by her two children, Andreas (Bonacci) Borta and Nicholas Bonacci, and her two grandchildren-the latest loves of her life-Brooke and Cole Borta. She also leaves behind her dear mother, Lucille K. Stark, for whom she cared for in her home, and her dog, Wynston.

While the unexpected loss of our precious mama is painful beyond words, her family finds solace in having witnessed her passing into an incredible peace, a true Bliss that only the Holy Spirit can bring. Sweet mama, your kindness and generosity is matched only by your strength and your resolve, God is lucky to have you home as his returning Angel. We will forever miss you and strive to reflect you in our best selves.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, our mama, for loving us so. In our minds, we love you more than any child has ever loved a mama. Though our hearts are breaking, we look forward to seeing your beautiful face again one day and reuniting in spirit.

Services will be held on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 3:00 P.M., at La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church, 6300 E. Bell Road, Scottsdale. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Wounded Warrior Project or Posh Pets Rescue. Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfh.com

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HALAGAN, RUDOLPH MICHAEL

Rudolph Michael Halagan, 96, passed away May 2, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rita and son, James. Survivors include his children; Thomas, Laurine (Gerry), Mary Beth, Mark, David (Shari), Paul (Julie), 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Francis (Marian), of North Ridgeville, Ohio. He also leaves his loyal companion dog, Sheba II. Rudy was a veteran who proudly served our country during World War II, 13th Air Force, 307 BG 424 BS Long Rangers, as a tail gunner on the B24 Liberator. He was an honorary member (69 years) of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and retired as a building inspector for Western Savings and Loan. Catholic Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Francis Xavier Church, 4715 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ, at 10:00 AM on May 18, 2018. Burial services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society. Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfh.com

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TERRY, MICHAEL

In Loving Memory

Michael AE Terry

August 12, 1988 – May 7, 2018

Our dearly beloved Michael (Mike) passed away on May 7, 2018. He will be forever loved and cherished by his family and his friends. We fondly remember Michael for his precious “heart of gold.” He had an incredibly deep and loving heart for everyone in his life, including his dog Ellie. Michael loved spending time with his family and he was a proud uncle to his two nephews and one niece. Michael enjoyed outdoor activities, as well as entertaining indoors at his home. He had recently trained for The Spartan Marathon in Arizona and successfully completed the entire race. He delighted in weekly interactions with his friends who had mutual interests in Podcasting, various board games and video games. Michael had designed several interactive video/board games over the years and expanded on the development of these games with a few of his friends. His creativity and intelligence led him to a rewarding job with GoDaddy. Michael had become quite accomplished during his young 20’s and his family was extremely proud of him. Spending time with his father, was a favorite pastime of Michael’s. He and his father thoroughly enjoyed going to sci-fi movies, eating at the Waffle House, woodworking, being of help to others, playing WOW and painting small Warhammer Space Marine figures. Being with Michael as he played his guitar, is a fond memory of his family’s. He continually amazed his family and friends with his depths of talent and knowledge. We all hold dear to our hearts; every single memory we have of being with Michael. We know Michael is at peace with our Heavenly Father and we take great comfort in knowing this. Michael is survived by his father, Michael Terry (with wife Tammy Terry); his mother, Alicia Jill Terry; his brother, Robert Nelson (with wife Chrissy Nelson and their 2 sons); his sister, Stephanie Powell (with her daughter); his brother, Zach Eggers; his sister, Nicole Eggers; his cousin, Max Terry; his grandfather, Earl Smith; his grandparents, Dale and Cindy Scherrer; and his adorable dog, Ellie. A Visitation will be held Friday, May 11, 2018 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix.

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MEDLAND, KATHRYN “KAY” JEAN DOYLE

Kathryn Jean “Kay” (Doyle) Medland, of Phoenix, peacefully passed away surrounded by her loving family. Born on November 2, 1939 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to the late Wilhelmina and James Doyle, Kay grew up in Detroit and moved to Arizona in her early 30s. Kay was the loving wife of Jim Medland. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Jim Doyle and Doug Doyle; and sister, Jackie Mills. Kay is survived by her sons, Rick (Becky) Story and Jim Medland; daughters, Cheri Trager, Suzy Atelian and Sharon Hawkins; brother, Tom (Nancy) Doyle; sister, Pat Shuffler; grandchildren, Jennifer Story, Brian Story, Justin Drewisch, Brandon Atelian, Taylor Atelian, Tyler Kmetko, Sarah Hawkins, Wesley Hawkins, Kyle Thompson, Stephanie Thompson and Elijah Trager; and many nieces and nephews who loved her dearly. She also leaves behind her cat, Sheena. Kay loved to bake and often made beautiful, elaborate cakes for special family occasions. She had a love of music and grew up singing with her siblings as they all gathered around their mother at the dining room table, reading sheet music that their mother would hold. Kay also enjoyed flying with her husband, Jim and they spent many a weekend taking off out of Deer Valley Airport for jaunts around Arizona. Kay was a wonderful seamstress and loved to sew; and she loved animals, taking in many a stray cat over the years. Always kind, patient, and incredibly accepting, to be loved by Kay meant never questioning her whole-hearted support. She had a wonderful sparkle in her beautiful blue eyes and though Kay was small in size, she was an example of tremendous physical and emotional strength and always put the care and well-being of others ahead of her own. To the very end, she was concerned about everyone else and wanted to make sure her family would be ok without her. Kay’s family wishes to extend a very special thank you to Deb Shumway and all of the kind and compassionate staff of Hospice of the Valley (Sherman Home). Friends and family are welcome to attend a Celebration of Kay’s Life on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 6:00 P.M., with Visitation 2 hours prior, at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd, Phoenix. Pastor Mike Sheldon of St. Mark Lutheran Church will officiate. Per Kay’s wishes, her ashes will be buried in the Barnes Family plot at Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport, IN.

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HANNAY, ROBERT E.

Robert E. Hannay, 92, of Paradise Valley, Arizona died Sunday after a valiant effort battling pneumonia. He was born in Mt. Vernon, Washington in 1926, the son of John and Margaret Hannay, and grew up in Seattle. He had a B.A. in Economics from the University of Washington, an MBA from Arizona State University and was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity and Beta Gamma Sigma honorary. In 1954 he married Joanne Ives of Seattle and they had three children. Since moving to Arizona in 1960 they have maintained homes in Phoenix and Prescott, and for many years in Mexico. He served in the U.S. Navy for three years during World War II and two years in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He flew for 60 years, owned a variety of airplanes, and was a member of the Quiet Birdmen. He was an entrepreneur, owning and operating a number of businesses, including the design and development of several residential communities in the Prescott area and later delving into commercial property. He was an author, aviator and philanthropist, and served on many civic, philanthropic and governmental boards and committees. Some of his many passions included reading, with a habit of completing five to six books a week; photography; politics; history and travel. He enjoyed collecting classic cars, rare maps, antique weapons and clocks and objects d’art. An innately curious man, he was constantly learning and challenging himself. His unexpected bouts of generosity surprised many a family member and acquaintance. His special brand of wit defined him and his mental prowess amazed his family and close friends until his dying day. Bob is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Joanne, a daughter Diane Smith of Atlanta, a son Craig of Phoenix, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A son Bruce predeceased him in 2013. A private memorial will be held at a later date. Condolences may be expressed at whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com

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COSGROVE, AGNES PAULINE

Agnes “Aggie” passed away quietly Saturday morning May 5, 2018, of natural causes, while being comforted by her family. Her life was a rich tapestry of interests. She will be remembered as a person that enjoyed people, had many lifelong friends, an artist in oil painting, an avid reader and a mind that fueled crossword puzzles daily and a magnificent mother raising her children. Aggie was born in Spiro, Oklahoma, the only daughter of Wiley H. Lane and Mary E. Rogers, but raised in Arizona on the family farm with her 6 brothers. She graduated from University of Arizona as an Art Major with a Bachelor’s Degree in interior design. While at U of A she pledged Gamma Phi, which she continued being involved with throughout her life. Aggie traveled to Chicago representing the U of A and it was on this trip she met Jack Cosgrove which led to a 50-year marriage and 4 great children. Aggie and Jack for many years had a cabin up in Pine Top, Arizona and would spend time up there where she started her own design business, Cos Rene. Travel was an important component in their life and Aggie and Jack enjoyed many memorable trips, their last together was Lake Cuomo, Italy. Aggie downsized and resided in an apartment at the Beatitudes, with her eyesight failing her she moved to a smaller residence in which she received full time care. She had a warm circle of friends enjoying playing bridge, to volunteering at various organizations and just enjoying life traveling around the world. Aggie is survived by her 4 children, son David and his two daughters August and Cassidy, Carolyn and her husband John Wake, Cheri Cosgrove and son Preston Wood, Lori and Tim Connell and their three children, McKenna and great grandchild Esme, Taylor and Wiley, with great grandchild Amelie. The ashes will be interred in a small family ceremony at All Saints Church in Phoenix this fall. Aggie will be greatly missed by all. Condolences may be expressed at whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com

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WATSON, JAMES ALPHONSE

In Memorial

James Alphonse Watson, 56, of Scottsdale, Arizona, passed away on Saturday April 28, 2018. He was born in AZ, and now joins his father, John Watson, in the heavens above. He is survived by his partner and best friend of 25 years, Froy. Jim leaves behind his mother, Joanne and stepfather, Darrell, his siblings, Julie, Joe, Janet, his grand nieces, Nichole, Tiffany, grand nephews, Joey, John M, John A, Ilya, and his great-grand niece and nephew, Isabella and Jordan. Jim graduated from Gerard Catholic High school and then went on to ASU for a Bachelors degree in Business Administration. He continued onto the University of Arizona to receive his Masters in Public Administration. Finally, he proudly went on on to earn his PHD from La Verne University in Public Health Administration, and the family much enjoyed calling him Dr. Watson. Jim led a wonderful life of travel and taking care of others. He was blessed to travel much of the world, one of his favorite places being Thailand. He even chose to reside in a couple of places, such as Rio De Janeiro and Puerto Vallarta. He had a variety of interests, not limited to abstract art and fun cars, and he was passionate about his family’s history. Jim also had a tenacity for investing, especially in real estate. He followed in his father’s footsteps, using his talents to set up a number of homes as Halfway Houses for recovering alcoholics. Today these homes still stand as his legacy. Jim was generous to a fault to so many he encountered who needed help. We all thank him for being a loving part of our journeys and no words will express how much we will love and miss him dearly for the rest of our lives. A memorial service to celebrate his life will begin with a Visitation at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd. Phoenix AZ, on Friday, May 18. A Rosary will start at 6:00 P.M., and viewing will be from 6:30 to 8:00 P.M. The Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Maria Goretti, 6261 N. Granite Reef Rd. Scottsdale, AZ, on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. In Lieu of flowers, we would love if you could send in a donation to either of Jim’s favorite charities, New Dimensions (helping recovering alcoholics) and Friends of Rancho San Pedro (a charity which works to preserve the Dominguez Ranch Adobe Museum and Grounds, a California Historical Landmark and the original home of Jim’s ancestors).

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DODENHOFF, ROSS BRADFORD

On Monday, April 30, 2018, Ross Bradford Dodenhoff passed away at the age of 22. Ross was a New Year’s baby, born in Phoenix, Arizona on January 1, 1996. He carried the holiday spirit with him, making friends and family laugh with his stories, his jokes, and his off-beat observations. Ross had a big heart and a quiet charisma. He showed genuine interest in others, and had a gift for making them feel comfortable. Ross was a wonderful friend, too. His easygoing nature and incisive mind made him a delight to be around. At the time of his death, Ross was a student at ASU, majoring in construction management. Prior to attending ASU, Ross graduated from Brophy College Preparatory, where he played lacrosse. Ross is survived by his parents, Steve and Bren Dodenhoff; his brother and sister-in-law, Reed and Elise Dodenhoff; his sister, Kyle Dodenhoff; his grandparents, Wally and Barbara Reed, Judy Tingley and Mike Killion, and Ted Dodenhoff and Sue Ross; and an army of adoring aunts, uncles, and cousins. Memorial services for Ross will be held on Monday, May 7, at 4:00 P.M. in the chapel at Brophy College Preparatory, 4701 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation, 1111 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85006, in the name of Ross Dodenhoff. Funds will be used for expenses related to the loss of a child. Rossy, we traveled the world together, but this is one journey we can’t take with you…yet. Until our final trip to see you again, all our love.

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SPANGENBERG, BEATRICE M. ARNOLD

Beatrice M. Spangenberg, 86, of Phoenix, AZ passed away on Thursday, April 26, 2018. Born in Clinton Township, Wayne County, Pennsylvania to Henry K. and Lillian W. (Brunner) Arnold. Beatrice was preceded in death by her husband Carl G. Spangenberg, to whom she was married for 67 years; and, is survived by two sons, Stephen Spangenberg & wife Cheri of Phoenix and Mark Spangenberg & wife Debbie of Huntingdon, PA; three grandchildren, Kevin Spangenberg of Hummelstown, PA, Molly (Spangenberg) Eveler of Fredericksburg, VA, and Tory Spangenberg of Phoenix; three great grandchildren, Weston and Josephine Spangenberg, and Calvin Eveler; brother-in-law Charles Goodman; and, nephews Reed and Dale Goodman. Beatrice was also preceded in death by her sister, Dorothy (Arnold) Collins and her brothers, Neil R. Arnold and Vincent K. Arnold. Beatrice was a graduate of the Honesdale High School, class of 1950 and the Wayne Commercial School. Over the years Beatrice worked in various secretarial and administrative positions and was Office Manager for McCaleb Goldberg Architects in Phoenix. Beatrice was active in community and church organizations most recently the Saguaro Senior Group at the Paradise Valley United Methodist Church, The Maricopa Gem & Mineral Society and the Arizona Mineral Museum. In lieu of flowers a memorial donation may be made to a charity of your choice. A service will be held for family and friends in the Chapel of the Paradise Valley United Methodist Church. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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KING, JONATHAN MAX

Jonathan Max King, 38 years old. Born in phoenix Arizona. Passed away Saturday April 28th in a motorcycle accident. He’s survived by his parents Barb and Max King, his fiancé Leesa Durant and 3 Kids Jayden, Emma, and Sabrina Gardoni. Two brothers Marcus King and Michael Long and one sister Billie Long. He was an awesome man, father, and spouse. He would do anything for anybody. Always loved anything outdoors, riding motorcycles, dirt bikes, four wheeling, going to the lake, a river and camping. He died doing what he loved. Funeral Service will be held Friday, May 4, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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ELDRIDGE, ROBERT

Robert Eldridge, Sr., 93, of Scottsdale, Arizona, passed away peacefully on April 29, 2018. Bob is survived by two brothers, Thomas Eldridge and Patrick Eldridge and five children: Beverly Winter, Maureen Eldridge, Nancy (Keith) Markey, Tim (Margaret) Eldridge and Ann Barker. He is also survived by ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Ruth, two sons, Robert Jr. and Terrance and one great-grandchild. Born in 1924 in Salt Lake City, Utah, he was the middle child of nine children of Walter and Anna Erin Eldridge. Growing up during the Great Depression, he provided additional household income from grade school through high school by delivering both the Arizona Republic and the Phoenix Gazette newspapers. At St. Mary’s High School in Phoenix he enjoyed public speaking and drama and he played the lead role in his senior play. As a Merchant Mariner in World War II, he experienced attacks by enemy aircraft and submarines and he encountered fierce storms. He received his commission as Third Officer. After the war, Bob attended Arizona State College in Tempe. In 1947, he began his employment with Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company in Phoenix, Arizona as a payphone coin box collector. Taking advantage of every promotion offered him, he accepted management positions in Denver, Colorado, New York City and Phoenix, Arizona. As District Sales Manager, Bob managed 200 employees in seven states. He was President of the East Denver Kiwanis Club. He retired in 1984 after the divestiture of AT&T from the Bell Operating Companies. As a longtime Vincentian and usher at St. Theresa Catholic Church, his volunteer activities included delivery of food boxes to families in need. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, May 11, 2018 at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 5045 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, St. Theresa Conference, 5045 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix AZ 85018. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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ELDRIDGE, ROBERT

Robert Eldridge, Sr., 93, of Scottsdale, Arizona, passed away peacefully on April 29, 2018. Bob is survived by two brothers, Thomas Eldridge and Patrick Eldridge and five children: Beverly Winter, Maureen Eldridge, Nancy (Keith) Markey, Tim (Margaret) Eldridge and Ann Barker. He is also survived by ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Ruth, two sons, Robert Jr. and Terrance and one great-grandchild. Born in 1924 in Salt Lake City, Utah, he was the middle child of nine children of Walter and Anna Erin Eldridge. Growing up during the Great Depression, he provided additional household income from grade school through high school by delivering both the Arizona Republic and the Phoenix Gazette newspapers. At St. Mary’s High School in Phoenix he enjoyed public speaking and drama and he played the lead role in his senior play. As a Merchant Mariner in World War II, he experienced attacks by enemy aircraft and submarines and he encountered fierce storms. He received his commission as Third Officer. After the war, Bob attended Arizona State College in Tempe. In 1947, he began his employment with Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company in Phoenix, Arizona as a payphone coin box collector. Taking advantage of every promotion offered him, he accepted management positions in Denver, Colorado, New York City and Phoenix, Arizona. As District Sales Manager, Bob managed 200 employees in seven states. He was President of the East Denver Kiwanis Club. He retired in 1984 after the divestiture of AT&T from the Bell Operating Companies. As a longtime Vincentian and usher at St. Theresa Catholic Church, his volunteer activities included delivery of food boxes to families in need. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, May 11, 2018 at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 5045 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, St. Theresa Conference, 5045 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix AZ 85018. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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MOORE, ALICE BURRUS

Alice Burrus Moore, 86, passed away at home in Scottsdale on Friday, April 27, 2018, after a brief illness. She is survived by her children, Laurie Lang, Lisa Wilson (Greg), Lewis B., III, and James (Angela); her sister, Sue Gans, sister-in-law, Barbara Rider, brother-in-law, William (Sarabeth) Moore, and brother-in-law, Leon Schneider; her grandchildren, Michael and Jack Wilson; Matt, Molly, and Morgan Lang; Lewis B. IV, and Macy Moore. She was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Lewis B. Moore, Jr., her parents, and son-in-law, Jamie Lang. Alice was born on January 8, 1932, in Ashdown, Arkansas, to James (Buck) and Juliet (Orton) Burrus. Their family moved to Texarkana, Arkansas, where she graduated from Arkansas High School. She attended the University of Arkansas, where she was a member of the Delta Delta Delta Sorority. In 1953, she graduated with a degree in business and a love for the Razorbacks that she’d carry throughout her life. After working in Dallas for an oil company, she moved to Tucson to pursue a Master’s degree in teaching. There, she met her future husband, Lew, while he was attending law school at Arizona. They became avid Wildcat fans and remained members of the U of A Wildcat Club for 50 years. She taught typing at Pueblo High School in Tucson until she moved to Phoenix. Alice and Lew were married on December 21, 1957, in Phoenix, and made it their lifelong home. Alice was an active church member and a dedicated volunteer who gave of her time to many organizations, including Florence Crittenton Services, and countless hours spent supporting St. Theresa’s School, Brophy Mothers’ Guild, and Xavier Mothers’ Guild. She will be truly missed by her family, including fifteen nieces and nephews of whom she was very fond, and by many dear friends, including the “mermaids” at the Villa Monterrey pool. Until the end of her life, Alice still reunited with some of her high school classmates each year for lunch at the Texarkana Country Club, and with her Arkansas Tri-Delta sisters as well. She was the mom, friend, and aunt who always kept in touch with friends and relatives and brought people together, whether organizing family reunions, class reunions, Wildcat tailgates, or texting from her beach chair on Mission Beach. Her legendary annual Christmas Eve party celebrated family and those who had become family. “Baby Alice” put her family, her teams, and her animals first, but she was always the last to leave the party. Lew always said she danced every dance. A Funeral Mass will be offered at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 7655 E. Main Street, Scottsdale, with Interment immediately following at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Florence Crittenton Services, 715 W. Mariposa St., Phoenix, AZ 85013, St. Vincent de Paul Society, 2312 E. Campbell Avenue, Phoenix 85016 or to The Christ Child Society of Phoenix, 4633 N. 54th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85018. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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MOORE, ALICE BURRUS

Alice Burrus Moore, 86, passed away at home in Scottsdale on Friday, April 27, 2018, after a brief illness. She is survived by her children, Laurie Lang, Lisa Wilson (Greg), Lewis B., III, and James (Angela); her sister, Sue Gans, sister-in-law, Barbara Rider, brother-in-law, William (Sarabeth) Moore, and brother-in-law, Leon Schneider; her grandchildren, Michael and Jack Wilson; Matt, Molly, and Morgan Lang; Lewis B. IV, and Macy Moore. She was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Lewis B. Moore, Jr., her parents, and son-in-law, Jamie Lang. Alice was born on January 8, 1932, in Ashdown, Arkansas, to James (Buck) and Juliet (Orton) Burrus. Their family moved to Texarkana, Arkansas, where she graduated from Arkansas High School. She attended the University of Arkansas, where she was a member of the Delta Delta Delta Sorority. In 1953, she graduated with a degree in business and a love for the Razorbacks that she’d carry throughout her life. After working in Dallas for an oil company, she moved to Tucson to pursue a Master’s degree in teaching. There, she met her future husband, Lew, while he was attending law school at Arizona. They became avid Wildcat fans and remained members of the U of A Wildcat Club for 50 years. She taught typing at Pueblo High School in Tucson until she moved to Phoenix. Alice and Lew were married on December 21, 1957, in Phoenix, and made it their lifelong home. Alice was an active church member and a dedicated volunteer who gave of her time to many organizations, including Florence Crittenton Services, and countless hours spent supporting St. Theresa’s School, Brophy Mothers’ Guild, and Xavier Mothers’ Guild. She will be truly missed by her family, including fifteen nieces and nephews of whom she was very fond, and by many dear friends, including the “mermaids” at the Villa Monterrey pool. Until the end of her life, Alice still reunited with some of her high school classmates each year for lunch at the Texarkana Country Club, and with her Arkansas Tri-Delta sisters as well. She was the mom, friend, and aunt who always kept in touch with friends and relatives and brought people together, whether organizing family reunions, class reunions, Wildcat tailgates, or texting from her beach chair on Mission Beach. Her legendary annual Christmas Eve party celebrated family and those who had become family. “Baby Alice” put her family, her teams, and her animals first, but she was always the last to leave the party. Lew always said she danced every dance. A Funeral Mass will be offered at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 7655 E. Main Street, Scottsdale, with Interment immediately following at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Florence Crittenton Services, 715 W. Mariposa St., Phoenix, AZ 85013, St. Vincent de Paul Society, 2312 E. Campbell Avenue, Phoenix 85016 or to The Christ Child Society of Phoenix, 4633 N. 54th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85018. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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KOENIG, MICHAEL A.

On April 26, 2018, after a long battle with cancer, Michael A. Koenig of Scottsdale, AZ, died peacefully surrounded by his family. He joins his sister, Pam, and his parents, Harold and Violet in heaven. He is survived by his wife and best friend, of 32 years, Sandy Koenig. Michael leaves 5 children, Shelly McCully (age 46), Russell Koenig (age 42), David Koenig (age 29), Nick Koenig (age 28), Michael Koenig (age 23) and 3 grandchildren, Courtney Santamaria, Nathaniel McCully, and Camille Koenig. He is also survived by his two sisters, Sharon Taraci and Kathy Gigger. Michael was loved by a big community of cherished friends and his devoted dog, Mac. Mike had a zest for life enjoying the simplest pleasures, being out in nature, sitting by a fire, riding his motorcycle, and making music with his congas. He worked hard, played hard and loved fiercely. Michael was a professional custom home painter for over 40 years and a pseudo weatherman in his spare time. We could always count on a daily weather report from him no matter where he was at. You will be truly missed, Mike. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at Whitney and Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85018, on May 11, 2018 at 4:00 PM followed by a reception at 3351 E. Las Rocas, Phoenix, AZ 85028. In lieu of flowers, donations or contributions can be made to: André House, P.O. Box 2014, Phoenix, AZ 85001-2014, via their website http://andrehouse.org/donate/

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ZAMBRANO, MIKE A.

Mike A. Zambrano was 55 years old. He had three daughters and four beautiful grandchildren (three boys and one girl). He always spoke about good times with friends and family. And wished he had more time with his grandchildren. He loved his parents dearly and helped them every day. He loved his family and friends. He made peace with his daughters and the mother of his children. We know he passed with peace in his heart. He will be missed. A Visitation will be held Sunday, April 29, 2018 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. On Monday, April 30, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. a Funeral Service will be held at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home. Burial will be at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, 2300 W. Van Buren, Phoenix.

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KELLEHER, THOMAS MURRAY

Thomas Murray Kelleher, 69, of Phoenix, passed away on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 after battling cancer. He is survived by his wife of forty-seven years, Mimi Flood Kelleher; his three children Kim Lawson, Scott and Tim; Son-in-Law Chris Lawson; two grandchildren Kacey and Logan Lawson; two sisters Christine and Tracy Brown; Brother-in-Law Ron Brown; brother Cornelius; Sister-in-Law Donna; as well as numerous nieces and nephews; and two adored pups Sam and Shelbi. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Millicent Kelleher and two brothers Timothy and Jerome. Tom worked hard, loved his family and friends, and lived life to the fullest. Visitation will be held Monday, April 30, 2018 from 6:00 P.M. -8:00 P.M. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 P.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home. Memorial Mass will be held at Brophy Chapel 4701 N. Central Avenue Phoenix, 85012 on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 4:00 P.M. A Private Burial will take place at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Department of Palliative Medicine, Banner Boswell Medical Center located at 10401 W. Thunderbird Blvd, Sun City, AZ 85351. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018.

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KELLEHER, THOMAS MURRAY

Thomas Murray Kelleher, 69, of Phoenix, passed away on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 after battling cancer. He is survived by his wife of forty-seven years, Mimi Flood Kelleher; his three children Kim Lawson, Scott and Tim; Son-in-Law Chris Lawson; two grandchildren Kacey and Logan Lawson; two sisters Christine and Tracy Brown; Brother-in-Law Ron Brown; brother Cornelius; Sister-in-Law Donna; as well as numerous nieces and nephews; and two adored pups Sam and Shelbi. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Millicent Kelleher and two brothers Timothy and Jerome. Tom worked hard, loved his family and friends, and lived life to the fullest. Visitation will be held Monday, April 30, 2018 from 6:00 P.M. -8:00 P.M. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 P.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home. Memorial Mass will be held at Brophy Chapel 4701 N. Central Avenue Phoenix, 85012 on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 4:00 P.M. A Private Burial will take place at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Department of Palliative Medicine, Banner Boswell Medical Center located at 10401 W. Thunderbird Blvd, Sun City, AZ 85351. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018.

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HAWGOOD, WILLIAM SHEPARD II

William Shepard Hawgood II was born on July 20, 1941, the son of William S. Hawgood and Suzanne G. Hawgood. He passed away on April 23, 2018, and is survived by his treasured family, including wife Theresa, daughter Megan (and husband Stephen), son Jonathan (and wife Lucie), stepson Joshua, grandchildren Christopher, Ana, William, Annelise and Gabrielle, brother Grant (and wife Nancy), brother Lary, and nine nieces and nephews (as well as their respective spouses and their twenty-one children). His sister Lynn Hawgood Lust (husband David Lust surviving) died in 1994. Thomas and Mary Ann Hawgood, Bill’s great, great grandparents and their three small children immigrated to America from Pembrokeshire, Wales in 1853 to escape severe downturns in the Welsh economy. Their son, Henry Allen Hawgood (Bill’s great grandfather) ultimately chose to leave their family farm to work in the Great Lakes steamship business based in Cleveland, Ohio. It was in Cleveland that Henry Allen Hawgood would remain, along with his wife, Eliza, their son Harry B. Hawgood, and their grandsons William S. Hawgood (Bill’s father) and Henry A. Hawgood. Bill (aka “Chip”) was thus born in Cleveland and spent his growing up years in Northeast Ohio. He then attended Duke University (1959 to 1963), and the University of Michigan Law School (1963 to 1966). Following a one-year judicial clerkship, Bill entered private law practice in Arizona in 1967 and spent the entirety of his distinguished legal career with the Phoenix-based Streich Lang law firm. In addition to his law practice and his involvement in firm management, Bill served as President of the Seventh Step Foundation, chaired multiple YMCA Youth Programs designed to improve learning and academic achievement among inner-city students, and was selected to the initial Phoenix Valley Leadership class. Bill also served as President and Chairman of the Board of the Phoenix Montessori School, as Chairman of the Board of the Phoenix and Valley of the Sun Convention and Visitors Bureau, as Chairman of the Board of the Arizona Town Hall, as Chairman of the Board of Phoenix Together, and as Vice-Chairman of the Phoenix Super Bowl XXX Host Committee. In addition to serving as a member of the Board of Planned Parenthood, Bill served for more than ten years on the Board of the Arizona Theatre Company, and for more than twenty years on the Board of the Liberty Wildlife Foundation. For over twenty years Bill served as a volunteer at Capitol Elementary School in Phoenix, teaching reading comprehension and critical thinking to elementary school students. A lover of sports and nature, an adventurist, and a fan of physical challenges, Bill pursued those interests with vigor throughout his life in many ways and in a wide variety of settings. He lived a very full, happy and rich life. To his family and friends, and to those whose paths he crossed, he would assuredly express his heartfelt appreciation and gratitude for a lifetime of exceptional memories. Services will be limited to family members, in accordance with Bill’s wishes.

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KLINE, MARION D.

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Marion D. Kline, 95 of Phoenix, passed away on April 24, 2018. She is survived by her husband Leonard. Services will be held privately. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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ROMAN, MARY ELIZABETH TURNER

Mother, Wife, Daughter, Friend – Dear Sweet Beth. You mastered in the art of entertaining and creating an extraordinary home. You left a lasting feeling of love and acceptance on everyone that you came into contact with. Bef, as your granddaughter affectionately called you, you were truly a remarkable Southern Bell who lived, walked, wrote, and spoke with grace, pride, and dignity. Your legacy will surpass the test of time and live on through your greatest accomplishment – your family. Mary Elizabeth Turner Roman is survived by her husband, Jess; her daughter, Allison Anne; her son, Jesse Huntley and his wife Brittany Gabriel and their two daughters Isabelle (Bef’s dear sweet Isabelle) and Everly. Beth is also survived by her brother, Huntley; her sister, Jean; her mom, Joan; and her step mother, Jan. Family and friends will celebrate the life of Mary Elizabeth Turner Roman (Beth) at Brophy Chapel on Friday the 27th of April beginning with a viewing at 1:30 P.M. followed by Mass at 2:00 P.M. and a soiree at Arizona Country Club at 3:30 P.M. to remember the wonderful contributions she made to so many lives. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Beth’s name to Saint Vincent de Paul, P.O. Box 13600, Phoenix, AZ 85002.

(Please note Beth Roman in the memo line of the check)

https://www.stvincentdepaul.net/give/donate (on the web page it will ask for the tribute information); Phone contributions can be made to 602-850-6914. We love you, Beth, today and every day! 143 Love, your family. Mary Elizabeth Turner Roman 1956-2018. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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GARCIA, DEBORAH

Deborah Yadira Garcia, 53, of Phoenix, passed away on April 11, 2018. She was born in Westwood, California. Deborah moved to Arizona in 1995. She is survived by her husband Joseph, her sons Memo, Hector and Joseph, 4 brothers, 9 sisters and 8 grandchildren. She was deeply loved and will be missed by her loved ones. A Funeral Service will take place at 11:00 A.M. with Visitation starting one hour prior the service held at Victory Outreach, 5610 E. Main Street, in Mesa. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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GARCIA, DEBORAH

Deborah Yadira Garcia, 53, of Phoenix, passed away on April 11, 2018. She was born in Westwood, California. Deborah moved to Arizona in 1995. She is survived by her husband Joseph, her sons Memo, Hector and Joseph, 4 brothers, 9 sisters and 8 grandchildren. She was deeply loved and will be missed by her loved ones. A Funeral Service will take place at 11:00 A.M. with Visitation starting one hour prior the service held at Victory Outreach, 5610 E. Main Street, in Mesa. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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GRAY, ALICE

Alice Gray, 90, passed away on April 20, 2018. Born in St. Louis, MO, lived in Phoenix from 1960 to 1994, Cottonwood, AZ from 1994 to 2010, then relocating to Knoxville, TN, where she passed away. Alice is survived by her son David, daughters Donna Thomas and Denise Kerns, 11 grandchildren and 16 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Melvin James Gray. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 A.M., with the Rosary prayer one-hour prior on Friday, April 27, 2018 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 2312 E. Campbell Avenue, Phoenix. Burial will take place at 10:30 A.M., Monday, April 30, 2018 at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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GRAY, ALICE

Alice Gray, 90, passed away on April 20, 2018. Born in St. Louis, MO, lived in Phoenix from 1960 to 1994, Cottonwood, AZ from 1994 to 2010, then relocating to Knoxville, TN, where she passed away. Alice is survived by her son David, daughters Donna Thomas and Denise Kerns, 11 grandchildren and 16 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Melvin James Gray. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 A.M., with the Rosary prayer one-hour prior on Friday, April 27, 2018 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 2312 E. Campbell Avenue, Phoenix. Burial will take place at 10:30 A.M., Monday, April 30, 2018 at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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SCHLEETER, LAWRENCE

Lawrence Schleeter, age 99, died April 22, 2018 at the home of his daughter Elizabeth, in Paradise Valley, Arizona. He was born on the family farm on July 11, 1918, in McLeod county, MN, graduating from high school in nearby Brownton. He was a pilot in both the Navy Air Corps and the Army Air Corps during WWII. He married Mary Jane Timm on August 21, 1943 and together they had 3 sons and 2 daughters, who called themselves “The Lucky Seven.” Lawrence and Mary Jane raised their children in Minneapolis and St. Anthony Village, while Lawrence worked for and eventually owned in partnership the RJ Construction Equipment Company. They retired to their home on Lake Superior in Two Harbors, MN, while spending the winter months in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Mary Jane, his brother Ellsworth, and sisters Valeria Abram, Gladys Peabody and Betty Reed. He is survived by his sons Patrick, Michael, and Daniel, daughters Mary Kay Scimone and Elizabeth Steier, 14 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. Lawrence was a traditional and passionate conservative who loved his family dearly, and who loved Our Lord above all. He will be missed, and may he rest in eternal peace. A Rosary prayer will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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DRAKE, SR. JAMES EDWARD

James (Jim) Edward Drake, Sr., resident of Phoenix, Arizona and a former resident of Gillette, Wyoming, passed away in his sleep on Saturday, April 21, 2018. Jim was born in Gillette, Wyoming on March 5, 1933 to Joe and Mildred (Davis) Drake. His grandparents were E.O. and Sadie (Williams) Drake, of Gillette and Walter and Nell (Williams) Davis of Seridan, WY. He was a graduate from Campbell County High School in 1951, where he was active in Camel baseball, basketball, football and band. He attended the University of Wyoming for a short time before enlisting in the United States Air Force in 1953, during the Korean War. On September 9, 1954 he married Edra June Willard, daughter of Ed and Blanche (New) Willard, all from Gillette. His military service took him first to England, where he worked as a Radio Operator with an Air Force Security Services team dedicated to analyzing penetration of Soviet air defenses during the Cold War. He was next assigned to Warren AFB in Cheyenne before being reassigned to Ent AFB in Colorado Springs, where he was in the NORAD control room during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He then spent a year in Greenland working on the Early Warning Radar system on the Arctic Circle before returning for another tour in Colorado Springs as a Public Information Officer for the Cheyenne Mountain Complex. His next assignment, in 1968, took the family to Yokota AFB in Japan where he was in the Air Force Postal & Courier Service, tracking and delivering government mail throughout Asia. One time he curried moon rocks from the recent Apollo 11 mission, which got their own seat on the airplane. Jim’s last assignment was also with the Courier Service in Washington, D.C. He enjoyed umpiring Little League baseball during his time in Northern Virginia. After 22 years of service, Jim retired from the Air Force in 1975 with the rank of Master Sargent. He then moved with the family to Phoenix to be closer to his Mother, where he was employed as a Letter Carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in Glendale, AZ and became an active member of the Letter Carrier’s Union, serving as a Steward before being elected Vice President of the Union where he served until his final retirement in 1998. In this position he was instrumental in mediating between the Letter Carrier’s Union and Postal Service management and getting them work together to resolve a number of long-standing issues. While retirement gave him time to enjoy travelling, going to ball games, golfing and spending time with friends and family, he still made sure to set aside time to serve in Air Force and Government Worker’s organizations. Jim was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, JoAnne Gregory of Gillette. He is survived by his wife, Edra in Phoenix; sister Judith Sarah Viskocil (Bill) of Hereford, AZ; Children Jim, Jr. (Vanessa) of Tempe, AZ and Wright, WY, Joy Lynn Schumacher (Bob) of San Diego, CA, Judith Leigh Drake (Ray) in Seattle, WA and Marshall Willard Drake (Debbie) of Fernandina Beach, FL. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, four nieces and four nephews. Jim is and will be greatly missed by all his friends and family. Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at Twin Buttes Baptist Church, 7202 S. 48th Street, Phoenix. Instead of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Ryan House Hospice of the Valley, 110 W. Merrell Street, Phoenix, AZ 85013. Arrangements entrusted Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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AMSTER, MARTHA ANN

Martha Ann Amster, 85, passed away March 4, 2018, at her home in Phoenix, Arizona. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, and lifelong friend to many. On December 28, 1932, Martha (Marty) was born to Ruth and Perry Storts. Growing up in Marshall, Missouri, she graduated valedictorian of the Marshall High School class of 1950. She attended the University of Arizona and joined Pi Phi Sorority. She returned home and attended the University of Missouri in the fall of 1952, graduating in 1954 with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. Martha’s farm in Slater, MO is now a fifth generation family-owned farm. In 1954, Marty married Harry Amster, and moved to Kittery, Maine where he served in the US Navy. In 1955, they had their first son, Kirk. After returning to Phoenix, they had daughter Carolyn in 1956 and youngest son Brian in 1959. Marty is survived by Kirk and his wife Geri, Carolyn and her twin daughters Addison and Bailey, and Brian and his wife Georgia. Known to be an original and creative artist, Marty enjoyed woodworking, furniture restoration, and painting, using many different styles to highlight her artistic creations. These included paintings, bird houses, wood sculptures, and sewing. In the 60’s, Marty was a founding member of the “Bitch and Stitch” sewing group. This women’s group met regularly for more than 50 years, actively engaged in raising families, while creating their many craft and home projects. Music was a strong influence in Martha’s youth, as both her grandmother and mother taught piano. She extended her passion for music throughout her life, eventually publishing hundreds of songs that expressed her vision and creativity. Marty was a lifelong Democrat, and supported many Democratic causes. Her father was an elected Democratic judge in Saline County, Missouri and many of her family members were active politicians. Marty loved to travel and enjoyed many adventures, including rafting down the Grand Canyon with Georgie White, a European tour, and cruises with her family. Marty spent summers in Colorado, where she had a home for almost 30 years. She enjoyed entertaining friends and family at her Durango creekside getaway. Most of all, Marty was a great friend to her lifelong companions from Missouri, Arizona, and Colorado. For Arizona friends and family, please gather with us on Saturday, April 28, at 1:30 P.M. to celebrate Marty’s life. The gathering will be held at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Cancer Society, 4550 E. Bell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85032 in the honor of Martha Amster.

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STROUD, MARY HELEN

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Stroud, Mary Helen, 91, of Glendale, AZ passed away on March 17, 2018. She is survived by her sons Robert and Joseph, daughters Rebecca and Elizabeth. A visitation will be held from 9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M., Friday April 27, 2018 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home. A graveside service is scheduled at 12:30 P.M., Friday April 27, 2018 at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Road in Phoenix.

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BUTTERFIELD, STEPHEN F.

Stephen (Steve) Fred Butterfield, 65, of Paradise Valley, died of heart complications on Monday, April 16, 2018. While his family mourns the passing of their patriarch, his friends, associates and so many others mourn the loss of an irreplaceable man. Nicknamed “Butter” as much for his ability to make everything better as it is a play on his name, Steve was a stranger to no one, a friend to everyone and was loved by all who met him. His personality was larger-than-life and his generosity was immense. Steve believed in “dreaming big,” a motto that guided him in both his personal and business practices. The son of the late Sam and Marcia Jo Butterfield of Hutchinson, Kansas, Steve left his hometown in Kansas in 1970 to attend Arizona State University, where he received a B.S. in Business Administration. With his new degree and a newfound love for the Valley of the Sun, Steve knew he had big dreams to pursue right here in Arizona. And that he did. His career spanned more than 35 years and included work in investment banking, capital markets and municipal finance, but it was his work in the student loan industry that propelled Steve’s career in the direction of his dreams. In 1990, Steve and business partner, Mike Dunlap started to acquire student loans portfolios together and in 1996 they co-founded Nelnet with a vision that it would become a world-class business designed to help students and families plan and pay for their education making their educational dreams possible. In 2003, they took the company public on The New York Stock Exchange. As a visionary and founding partner, Steve’s entrepreneurial spirit and passion became the heart and soul of Nelnet. He had an amazing memory for faces and names and believed in coaching and bringing up everyone around him. He grew his team at Nelnet, leading with humility, inspiration and instilling in them his motto to “dream big” and reach further than they thought possible. In 2007, Steve retired from Nelnet to spend more time enjoying two of his other great passions – family and travel especially to McCall, Idaho where he enjoyed most of his time – while still remaining committed to Nelnet as vice chairman and shareholder. Steve’s commitment to building his business was only matched by his desire to give back, a role which he played proudly as a Phoenix Thunderbird, a founder of the Nelnet Foundation and Nelnet Scholars program and an active member of several local and national boards. He will be remembered for his love of ASU football and Sun Devil Athletics, which drew him to a leadership role within the Sun Devil Club and his most recent passion project as co-chairman of the Club’s recent Sun Devil Stadium fundraising effort. His love of the game helped drive the strong culture of giving within Sun Devil Athletics and was backed by personal investments that he ensured funded specific programs. It can be said that his immense generosity mirrored his life motto – he not only dreamt big, he gave with all his heart. The world lost a great one. However, Steve’s legacy will live on through his many contributions and the greatest of all his accomplishments – his family – his favorite dream come true. Steve is survived by his wife, Shelby; his sons Stephen Jr. (Mary), Brooks, Matthew, and Jack; his daughter Bailey; and his three grandchildren, Mary Josephine (“Joey”), George and Stevie. Steve is also survived by his brother Scott and his wife, Susie and their sons Tyler, Jake and Sam. Family and friends will celebrate the life of Steve with a Memorial Service and reception where they will raise one “final final” in honor of their beloved “Butter.” Memorial Service and reception will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 24 at Paradise Valley Country Club, 7101 N. Tatum Blvd, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Butterfield Family Scholarship Fund, care of Hutchinson Community College Endowment Association, 1300 North Plum, Hutchinson, KS, 67501 or online at hutchcc.edu/alumni/online-giving.

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BUTTERFIELD, STEPHEN F.

Stephen (Steve) Fred Butterfield, 65, of Paradise Valley, died of heart complications on Monday, April 16, 2018. While his family mourns the passing of their patriarch, his friends, associates and so many others mourn the loss of an irreplaceable man. Nicknamed “Butter” as much for his ability to make everything better as it is a play on his name, Steve was a stranger to no one, a friend to everyone and was loved by all who met him. His personality was larger-than-life and his generosity was immense. Steve believed in “dreaming big,” a motto that guided him in both his personal and business practices. The son of the late Sam and Marcia Jo Butterfield of Hutchinson, Kansas, Steve left his hometown in Kansas in 1970 to attend Arizona State University, where he received a B.S. in Business Administration. With his new degree and a newfound love for the Valley of the Sun, Steve knew he had big dreams to pursue right here in Arizona. And that he did. His career spanned more than 35 years and included work in investment banking, capital markets and municipal finance, but it was his work in the student loan industry that propelled Steve’s career in the direction of his dreams. In 1990, Steve and business partner, Mike Dunlap started to acquire student loans portfolios together and in 1996 they co-founded Nelnet with a vision that it would become a world-class business designed to help students and families plan and pay for their education making their educational dreams possible. In 2003, they took the company public on The New York Stock Exchange. As a visionary and founding partner, Steve’s entrepreneurial spirit and passion became the heart and soul of Nelnet. He had an amazing memory for faces and names and believed in coaching and bringing up everyone around him. He grew his team at Nelnet, leading with humility, inspiration and instilling in them his motto to “dream big” and reach further than they thought possible. In 2007, Steve retired from Nelnet to spend more time enjoying two of his other great passions – family and travel especially to McCall, Idaho where he enjoyed most of his time – while still remaining committed to Nelnet as vice chairman and shareholder. Steve’s commitment to building his business was only matched by his desire to give back, a role which he played proudly as a Phoenix Thunderbird, a founder of the Nelnet Foundation and Nelnet Scholars program and an active member of several local and national boards. He will be remembered for his love of ASU football and Sun Devil Athletics, which drew him to a leadership role within the Sun Devil Club and his most recent passion project as co-chairman of the Club’s recent Sun Devil Stadium fundraising effort. His love of the game helped drive the strong culture of giving within Sun Devil Athletics and was backed by personal investments that he ensured funded specific programs. It can be said that his immense generosity mirrored his life motto – he not only dreamt big, he gave with all his heart. The world lost a great one. However, Steve’s legacy will live on through his many contributions and the greatest of all his accomplishments – his family – his favorite dream come true. Steve is survived by his wife, Shelby; his sons Stephen Jr. (Mary), Brooks, Matthew, and Jack; his daughter Bailey; and his three grandchildren, Mary Josephine (“Joey”), George and Stevie. Steve is also survived by his brother Scott and his wife, Susie and their sons Tyler, Jake and Sam. Family and friends will celebrate the life of Steve with a Memorial Service and reception where they will raise one “final final” in honor of their beloved “Butter.” Memorial Service and reception will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 24 at Paradise Valley Country Club, 7101 N. Tatum Blvd, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Butterfield Family Scholarship Fund, care of Hutchinson Community College Endowment Association, 1300 North Plum, Hutchinson, KS, 67501 or online at hutchcc.edu/alumni/online-giving.

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TWEETON, TIMOTHY JOSEPH

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Timothy Joseph Tweeton, of Phoenix, passed away on Sunday, April 15, 2018, at the age of 71. He was born on July 5th, 1946, in Wadena, MN, to his late parents, Zola and Irvin Tweeton. He received his law degree from Arizona State University in 1972. He owned his own legal practice, where he worked to ensure that the legal system worked for everyone, regardless of means. He was an avid sports fan and often enjoyed playing golf, particularly with members of his family. He was preceded in death by his son, Christopher and his brothers, David and Lester. He is survived by his children, Timothy Colin Tweeton and Caroline Pricher, his two grandchildren, Stadon and Scarlett, as well as his brothers Michael and Jeffrey and his sister Norma, in addition to several nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home on Sunday, April 22nd, at 11:00A.M. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Innocence Project.

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SABELKO, KATHERINE ANN

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Katherine A. Sabelko, age 72 of Boyceville, died Sunday April 15, 2018 at The Neighbors of Dunn County in Menomonie after battling cancer for the past five months. Kathy was born October 3, 1945 in Cleveland, OH. She was the daughter of John and Rose Manard and grew up in Cleveland. She later married Gerarld A. Sabelko January 10, 1987 in Phoenix Arizona. They made their home in the Phoenix area for about 10 years. While in Phoenix, Kathy was very active in the Pro-Life Movement. She founded “Children of the Rosary” and served as its President for 10 years. She continued being active with this organization after moving to Wisconsin, preparing the monthly newsletter and getting it out to its members. In 1998, Kathy and Gerald moved to rural Boyceville where they made their home. They enjoyed vegetable farming and selling them at their vegetable stand in Menomonie. Kathy also was an artist, painting bird house gourds, and landscapes. She also enjoyed making homemade soaps and other craft items. Kathy is survived by her husband, Gerald, a son, Phillip Montgomery of Chandler, AZ, a grandson Eli; step-children, Monica (Lawrence) Schuman of Phoenix, Jeanne Sabelko of Phoenix; a step granddaughter, Olivia Schuman. She is preceded in death by her parents, two children, Paul and Melissa in infancy and a brother Jack Manard. Visitation will be held at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix on Monday, April 23, 2018 from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. with a Rosary prayer at 11:00 A.M. Burial to follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th Street, Phoenix.

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NEWTON, LOUIS MORELAND

Louis Moreland Newton M.D., 87, passed away on April 16, 2018 surrounded by family. The only child of Harold Wilson and Lucille Moreland Newton, was born on April 4, 1931 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He grew up in Aurora, Illinois where he participated in Boy Scouts, traveled to France with The Boy Scout Jamboree in 1947, and earned an Eagle Scout recognition. An avid and determined learner, he received his later education at the University of Cincinnati and University of Illinois College of Medicine. Louis completed his medical residency and fellowship at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Newton moved to Fort Huachuca, Arizona in 1961 as a Captain in the United States Army Medical Corps. In 1963, he moved to Phoenix and joined a private practice, where he was the first medical oncologist in the state of Arizona, practicing medicine for almost 30 years. Dr. Newton met and married his sweetheart, Stella “Sam,” in 1972. They were married for 46 wonderful years and resided in Paradise Valley for most of their lives. He was extremely active in medical affairs at Good Samaritan Medical Center; he served on the Board of Directors for many years, including as Medical Director and Chief of Staff. In addition, he served as Chairman of the Tumor Board, and was the founding member of the Division of Oncology in Arizona.  Dr. Newton was passionate about the American Cancer Society, where he was involved for 27 years, including as President and Chairman of the Board. He also served on the Board of Directors for Valley of the Sun Hospice and was affiliated with several other medical associations throughout his career. Lou had many hobbies, including active membership in his fraternity, Beta Theta Pi, and in the Arizona Society Sons of the American Revolution, where he also served as President. Lou and Sam traveled many places around the world, including visiting all of the contiguous United States in their motor home, “The Tiger,” with the company of their dogs. He enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, flying, fishing, reading, and genealogy. His sense of humor, knack for history and storytelling, and love of a good conversation will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He touched many lives and even more hearts. Survivors include his wife Sam, sons Andrew and Jeffrey, daughters Elizabeth Barber and Amy Miller, and stepchildren Michael Soltwisch, Barbara Edens, and Mary Holt.  He had eleven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Lou and Sam enjoyed the last eight years at Friendship Village, with their dog Charley. Viewing will be held on Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. at Friendship Village Skrim Auditorium, 2625 E. Southern Ave., Tempe. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Friendship Village Foundation, 2625 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, AZ 85282 or Hospice of the Valley at Friendship Village 2525 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, AZ 85282.

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BRANT, CONCETTA “CONNIE”

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Concetta “Connie” Brant, 66, of Phoenix, Arizona, formerly of Dunkirk, New York, passed away peacefully April 3, 2018 with her husband John Brant by her side. She was born November 8, 1951 to the late Victor and Angeline (Russo) Antolini. Connie grew up in Dunkirk and attended Dunkirk schools. She met the love of her life John and married on December 28, 1998. She has been living in Phoenix, Arizona the last 19 years. Connie worked at Briggs Dairy in Dunkirk and retired from the Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix. She enjoyed her YANKEES, bingo and spending time with her husband. She is survived by her loving husband John, her mother Angeline Antolini of Ohio, her two sons; Scott Weaver of Batavia and Matthew (Kacie) Weaver; granddaughter Mackenzie Weaver of Dunkirk who she loved dearly. She is also survived by her brother John (Mary) Antolini of Ohio and nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix.

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TROISI, NICHOLAS JOSEPH

Nicholas J. Troisi passed away on Tuesday April 10, 2018, at the age of 77, surrounded by his family. Nick was born on November 26, 1940 in Brooklyn, NY to Alfonso and Doris (Lella) Troisi. He was a proud Veteran having served our country in the U.S. Air Force. Nick went on to become a successful business owner for 40 years. He was loved by lots of family and friends. Nick was a kind hearted, giving man that impacted many lives; he will be greatly missed. He was a Superhero to his children. There wasn’t anything he couldn’t, or wouldn’t do for his family. He was always a man that you could lean on and was always there for you no matter what. You didn’t even have to ask and he never expected anything in return. He was a kind-hearted, giving man that impacted many lives. He is so loved and will be greatly missed. Nick is survived by his sons; Darrell Troisi and Tony Prymak; daughters, Kelly Nichols, Barbra Larkin and Nicole Francis; brother, Anthony Troisi; sisters, Doreen Hasse and Theresa Weber; 13 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Alfonso and Doris, his loving wife Patricia and daughter Danielle Thumma. Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 5:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M. with a Vigil Service at 7:00 P.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church at the Franciscan Renewal Center, 5802 E. Lincoln Dr. Paradise Valley, AZ. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery.

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COULTER, ROBERT DEAN

Robert Dean Coulter “Bob”, 60, loving father and grandfather, passed away on April 13, 2018. Bob was born in Phoenix, Arizona on August 21, 1957 to Dean Coulter and Frances (Chadwick) Coulter, the last born of four children. He is survived by his two children; Bobby Coulter (Holly) and Sarah (Lee Koechig), three grandchildren; Hank, Kayley and Frances, his three siblings; Kathy (Stewart Smith), Susie (John Peck) and William Coulter “Bill” (Julie). Bob loved hunting, the outdoors, cars, trucks, motorcycles…pretty much anything with a motor. He was conservative politically, but could still enjoy absurdist humor, UFO documentaries and he loved Anime movies. He loved his family cabin in Greer, Arizona and telling stories about his wilder years. He called the Valley his home and always described a deep connection to the desert southwest. He’ll be remembered for his sarcasm, his infectious laugh and his aviator sunglasses. Visitation will be held at 9:00 A.M. with a service at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, April 19, 2018 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. A Private Burial for family will be at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery.

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GALLUCCI, CHARLOTTE (O’CONNOR)

Charlotte (O’Connor) Gallucci died April 15, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. She was born in Naugatuck, CT, daughter of Peter J. and Mary (Quinlan) O’Connor. Mrs. Gallucci lived in Naugatuck, CT, until 1994 when she and her husband, Donald moved to Phoenix. Mrs. Gallucci graduated from St. Francis School and Naugatuck High School and New Haven State Teachers College, now Southern Connecticut State University. She taught in the Naugatuck School System at Salem and Western School and in the Chapter One Reading Program, retiring in 1992. Survivors include her husband, Donald of Phoenix; son Joseph of Phoenix; daughters Mary Gallucci (Jerry Phillips) of Willimantic, CT, Meg (Michael Rotondi) of New York City and Carole of Phoenix; three grandchildren Justine, Ellis and Pascal (Phillips-Gallucci) of Willimantic, CT; and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Gallucci was preceded in death by six brothers and five sisters. The Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 4715 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix. Graveside service will be held at St. James Cemetery in Naugatuck, CT on Monday, April 23, 2018 at 11:30 A.M. Buckmiller Thurston Megacci Funeral Home will be handling the Connecticut arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, Phoenix, Arizona.

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GRAHAM, BETSY S.

On April 12, 2018, Betsy Graham lost her yearlong battle with cancer. Betsy fought cancer as she did everything in life, with grace and strength. Betsy was born September 21, 1934 in Duluth, MN to Elizabeth Forward and Howard A. Sukeforth. As a young girl, Betsy attended Duluth State Teachers Community Elementary School, high school at Stanbrook Hall, and Carleton College. She later graduated a member of Pi Beta Phi from the University of Minnesota. After graduation, Betsy married, moved to Brainerd, MN and started her family with sons Scot and John. Son Tom was born after moving to Phoenix in 1962. As a child, Betsy spent many sun-filled vacation days with her parents in Arizona and welcomed the move west. Though not an Arizona native, Betsy was a true Phoenician and devoted her time to so many of the Valley’s great institutions over the years. She was a member of the Junior League of Phoenix, Visiting Nurse, and spent 14 years volunteering at Banner Good Samaritan Hospital. Betsy also served as a docent at the Heard Museum for many years. A fine golfer and tennis player, she enjoyed her time at Phoenix Country Club in the WGA. Traveling the world and delighting in the accomplishments of her sons and grandchildren brought her the greatest joy. Betsy is preceded in death by her mother Elizabeth and father Howard. She is survived by her sons Scot Graham, John Graham and his wife Kathleen, and Tom Graham. In addition, Betsy leaves behind her adored grandchildren who affectionately referred to her as Meme: Justin (Mary Curtin), Annie (Shetha Alaskar), Will, and Tyler. Betsy is also survived by her cherished dog, Lulu. Until the end of her life, Betsy was so well cared for by her many family and friends. The family would especially like to thank her friends and the staff and nurses of The Terraces Skilled Nursing Center for their unwavering support and care as well as Dr. Nitika Thawani of the University of Arizona Cancer Center for her wonderful care. A Celebration of Life Service will be presided over by Father Daniel J. Sullivan, SJ, Father Kevin Dilworth, SJ, and Father Philip J. Postell, SJ at Phoenix Country Club on Tuesday, May 15th at 4:30 P.M. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Betsy’s name to Banner University Medical Center Phoenix (Banner Health Foundation, 2901 N. Central Avenue, Suite 160, Phoenix, AZ 85012) where she served in the surgery waiting room for so many years or to Brophy College Preparatory (4701 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85012). Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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ARRIOLA, GERALDINE SHELAGH

Our dear Geraldine died at home on Thursday, April 5 after a hard-fought battle with brain cancer, surrounded by her family and, we believe, angels and our Mother Mary, to guide her to Jesus, her Lord and merciful Savior, and the new life promised to those who follow Him. She will always be fondly remembered for her quiet yet strong faith in God, her selfless and faithful care for family and friends, her heartfelt love for all God’s creatures, and her creativity. Geri was born on April 8, 1963 in Yonkers, New York, the youngest child of Richard and Theresa Fisher. She was greatly loved by her parents, older siblings and extended family. From a young age and throughout her life, she was always thinking of others and how to make them happy, forgetting about herself. This compassion extended to animals, and she understood in her childhood that her vocation was to become a mother and a veterinarian. She graduated in 1985 from Trinity College, and in 1992 from the University of California at Davis as a doctor of veterinary medicine. Since moving to Arizona with her husband in 1993, she began working for the next 23 years at Family Vet Care of Mesa as a veterinarian. However, upon the birth of her son Peter in 1999, her most important work began, as a mother to her three children. She also made time to serve her church and community, sharing her creative gifts for designing crafts and art at the annual Vacation Bible School at St. Theresa Catholic Church, and volunteering with her children’s schools. To her husband, children, other family and friends, she was an amazing woman, full of love, warmth, and goodness. She is survived by her husband Lars; her children Peter, Evan and Gabriela; her sister and brother-in-law Tracy and Joseph Parlett; her nephew Justin Simons; and her father-in-law Fernando Arriola. Services will include a Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 11, from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., with a prayer service followed by remembrances at 7:00 P.M at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, April 12, at 10:00 A.M., at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 5045 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix. Following the Mass will be a graveside service at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2033 E. 48th Street, Phoenix and reception at St. Theresa. Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent her children’s school, Ville de Marie Academy, 7940 E. Roosevelt Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85257.

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CARLOCK, CHRISTELLE LYNN

Christelle Lynn Carlock 44, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away suddenly at her home on April 4th, 2018. An Arizona native, Christelle attended Camelback and Corona Del Sol High School. Christelle dedicated most of her adult life as a caregiver to her Father and Grandmother. She led a very jubilant life, touching other lives when she walked into a room. Most people that knew her would describe her as the “Life of the Party.” Her infectious humor and joy for life would bring everyone in the room to tears of laughter. Not only was she the “Life of the Party”, but she also cared so deeply about her family and friends. She is survived by her mother Barbara Horn and step-father Dallas Horn; her sister Cindy Ruiz and brother in law Carlos Ruiz; her nieces Olivia and Vanessa Ruiz; her son Robert Ritchey and the love of her life Steve Ferguson. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, Arizona.

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GERARDO, JASON ALAN

Jason Alan Gerardo, 45, from Phoenix, passed away in his sleep on April 3, 2017. He was born June 18, 1972. Jason was a loving and devoted father, unparalleled friend, dependable colleague, hilarious jokester and all around amazing person. Jason was warm, charming and quick with a smile. He had the innate ability to connect with people and place them at ease, always leaving them feeling good about themselves. Jason strongly believed his role in life was to have a positive influence on everyone he met. His family, friends and colleagues are heartbroken. Jason had a prolific tennis career. He achieved great success in competitive tennis from youth to adulthood. He taught, mentored and inspired hundreds of children and adults at all levels of sport. He was recognized as an accomplished leader in the Arizona tennis community. At the time of his death, Jason was the Head Tennis Professional and Academy Director of the Phoenician, Scottsdale. Besides tennis, Jason was also an accomplished singer/songwriter. He was a creative and thoughtful poet, blending his positive spirit seamlessly into his lyrics. Jason collaborated with many Phoenix artists and released professional EPs (Jason Gerardo, Unknown, Waking Up and 108 Beads) along with high quality music videos. He also enjoyed performing live at local music venues. He is survived by Ella Gerardo (daughter), Nancy Gerardo (mother), Shaun Gerardo (brother), Chris Gerardo (uncle), Carter Gerardo and Tessa Gerardo (cousins). He also leaves behind his best friends, David Weinzweig, Olivier Coscas and Mardi Johnson. A celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th Street, Phoenix.

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TABER, PHILIP JR.

Philip Taber, Jr. passed away peacefully on April 4, 2018. He was born on October 5, 1923 in Freeport, New York, the son of Erna C. Taber and Philip Taber. Phil attended Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts and the University of Arizona where he played polo and was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He was a WWII naval pilot and was among a few selected to fly night missions. He met his lovely bride of 72 years at the UofA, they lived in exotic places such as Bisbee, Chandler and Casa Grande until they settled in Paradise Valley. Phil and Phyllis both served their church, community and family. Phil liked to say he was President of two country clubs and one cotton gin. The Paradise Valley Country Club, The Casa Grande Valley Country Club and the Sunset Cotton Gin in Casa Grande. He was also a member of the Valley Field Riding and Polo Club. He is survived by his sister, Betty Bottler of Seattle, his children Nancy Pilkington of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Ann Preston of Flagstaff, Arizona, Molly Graham of Atlanta, Georgia, John Taber of Tucson, Arizona and 9 grandchildren. Philip Taber was predeceased by his wife, Phyllis J. Taber and son Philip Taber III. Phil was the last of the “true cowboys” and spent many years managing 20,000 head of cattle in New Mexico and West Texas. His love for horses and the sport of racing produced many winners on such tracks as Del Mar, Santa Anita and Hollywood Park. For almost 50 years, Phil enjoyed his fishing cabin in Rocky Point, Mexico where he was fondly referred to as Fuego Phil. The family would like to sincerely thank Hettie Roberts and Jolanta Latusek for the beautiful care and commitment they made to our father. There will be a private family interment for Phil on Friday, April 13, 2018 with a Celebration of Life beginning at 11:30 A.M. at Paradise Valley Country Club, 7101 N. Tatum Blvd, Paradise Valley. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Hospice of the Valley, Hospice of the Valley Fund Development, 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014 and St. Barnabas on the Desert Episcopal Church, 6715 N. Mockingbird Lane, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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JONES, JULIE JAMISON

Julie Jamison Jones, 63, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on April 5th, 2018 after a lengthy courageous battle against cancer. She was the daughter of George and Mary Jean Jamison. Born in Two Harbors, Minnesota and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Julie graduated from Ohio State University in 1976 with a degree in Graphic Design. She moved to Phoenix and had an accomplished career with both Best Western International and Koroseal Wallcovering. Julie loved playing golf, watching Ohio State football games, and her greatest joy involved spending time with her two boys, Phillip and Jeffrey. Julie is survived by her husband Cal Jones, sons Phillip Ballinger (future daughter-in-law Karlee Ayers) and Jeffrey Ballinger (Megan), stepson Parker Jones, sisters Leslie Jamison and Stacy Lodico (Vince), brother Robert Jamison, nieces Christine Lodico (Tom Worsley), and Allison Lodico, mother-in-law Carolyn Jones, sister-in-law Kathy Cook (Brent), and dearest friends Rachel and Kurt Peterson and their daughters Logan and Sloan. Memorial service will be on Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 at 10:00AM at Paradise Valley United Methodist Church, 4455 East Lincoln Avenue in Paradise Valley. A reception will follow at Phoenix Country Club at 7th St. & Thomas Rd., Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, Julie requested a kind contribution to your most beloved charity. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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Barnwell, Gloria Yorkey

Passed peacefully on March 29, 2018 in Tempe, Arizona after a long and beautiful life. She was a saved Christian since a young woman, having been lead to Christ in the Billy Graham tent crusade in Los Angeles in 1949. Born June 25, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois. She loved her birthdays and told friends and family it would be “only 6 months till Christmas.” She also lived in Indiana, California and Arizona. Most of her life was in Hawthorne and Simi Valley, California. Married Ernest Edward Barnwell on April 1, 1941, in Las Vegas, Nevada, who predeceased her. She was married to her Ernie for 47 years.

She worked in food service and health care and as a homemaker. She also was a very active volunteer serving the YMCA, Girl Scouts of America and the United Methodist Church. She loved and cared deeply for her neighbors, friends and family. She and Ernie had two children, Judith Ann Barnwell Hunter of Phoenix and Robert Edward Barnwell of Columbia, SC. They had five grandchildren, Michael Edward Hunter of Phoenix, Gloriana June Hunter of Phoenix, Sarah Marie Hunter English of Mesa, Lisa Dianne Barnwell Pierce of Winston-Salem, NC, and Jeremy Craig Barnwell of Hanahan, SC. She also had eleven great-grandchildren. Gloria will be interred with many of her family in the Green Hills Cemetery in Palos Verdes, California in May 2018. Memorials may be sent to the Valley of the Hospice, 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014, or to the donor’s favorite charity. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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ANTON, MARY LOU

Mary Lou Anton (widow of Dr. George R. Anton) died Tuesday morning, April 3, at her home. She is survived by Rosemary Anton (Pat Kennedy), Carolyn Walker (Bob), Patricia Stark (Rick), James Anton (Kim), John Anton (Amy), 9 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. On Friday, April 6, 2018 a Visitation will begin at 5:30 P.M. with a Rosary at 7:00 P.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. The Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 2312 E. Campbell Avenue, Phoenix. A Graveside Service will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th St., Phoenix. Mary Lou asked that in lieu of flowers, she be remembered in prayers and Masses for the repose of her soul.

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HAIN, MICAELA CONLEY

Micaela Conley Hain passed away peacefully in her home at the age of 79, on the evening of March 30, 2018. She was born to the late Vincent de Paul Conley and Edna Broderick on July 17, 1938, the oldest of ten siblings. Micaela is often described as a tall, selfless and strong woman, fitting her well as she played an instrumental role in raising her siblings and raising her own five children. Micaela retired from Arizona Public Service after 25 years to her home in Phoenix where she enjoyed reading, solving her daily crossword puzzles, watching Lifetime movies and volunteering with St. Vincent de Paul. Micaela is also frequently described as a lively woman who enjoyed having a good time. She enjoyed dressing up in her clown costume for APS events, traveling with her siblings, playing with her grandchildren and great grandchildren and occasionally having a couple of beers with her friends and family. Micaela also was a devout Catholic and enjoyed attending Mass regularly. Micaela is preceded in death by her three brothers Vincent de Paul Conley (Willena), Thomas Conley (Lupe), and Timothy Conley (Robin). She is survived by her siblings Brigid Ragland (Hank), Sheila Whitfield, Elizabeth Conley (William Siska), Daniel Conley (Renate), Mary Kathleen Conley, and Mark Conley (Susie); her children, David Hain (Kathy), Brigid Jensen (Tony), Michael Hain, Allison Hansen, and Christopher Hain; thirteen grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren; and a large extended family. Visitation will be held at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Thursday, April 5th from 6:00-8:00 P.M. with a Rosary at 7:00 P.M. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 2312 E. Campbell, Friday, April 6th at 10:30 A.M. Following Mass, a reception will be held at Micaela’s home. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made in Micaela’s honor to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St. Phoenix, AZ 85014.

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GRAM, GEORGE J.

George J. Gram, age 87 of Phoenix, passed away peacefully on Tuesday night, March 27, 2018 after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s Dementia.

George was an accomplished electrical engineer, college teacher, pilot and flight instructor. He served in the US Navy from 1951-1955. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University in 1959. He was the recipient of the GE Inventor’s Award for electrical engineering and Outstanding Educator Award from the Electric League of Arizona. He trained nearly 100 pilots and over one thousand electrical engineering students.

He was preceded in death by his wife Catherine. George is survived by his daughter Lorraine (John) Jackson; son Stephen (Julie) Gram; sister Florence Crowder; brother James (Dolly) Gram; sister Irene Gram and loved by many nieces and nephews.

Services:

A celebration of George’s life will be held on Monday April 2, 2018

Huger Mercy Living Center Chapel

2345 W Orangewood Ave, Phoenix 85021

10:00 – 10:30 – Visitation

10:30 – 11:30 – Funeral Mass

11:30 – 12:00 – Memorial

12:00 – 1:00 – Reception (lunch)

Cemetery

1:30 – Burial at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona

23029 N Cave Creek Rd, Phoenix 85024

George was a loving father. He touched many lives and is remembered for his sweet disposition. We will always carry George’s memory in our hearts. Special thanks to the staff at Huger Mercy Living Center for their kind and loving care.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to:

Huger Mercy Living Center Activity Building Fund

2345 W Orangewood Ave

Phoenix AZ, 85021

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WHITE, BETH

Beth White passed away peacefully on February 7, 2018. Her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren invite her family and friends for a celebration of her life Sunday, April 29, 2018. She was dearly loved and is missed. Please call 623-581-6747 for more information. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude’s Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or your favorite charity. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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FIORE, BIAGIA E (BETTY)

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Biagia E. (Betty) Fiore passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 29, 2018 at age 92. She was born in Astoria, New York on September 3, 1925 to Guiseppe and Filippa (Rini) Quattrocchi. She is survived by her 3 sons, 5 grandsons, 7 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Carmelo, of almost 50 years, her parents, 3 brothers and 1 sister. A Funeral Service will be held Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 10:30 A.M. with a Visitation one-hour prior at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th Street, Phoenix. Any donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 2929 S. 48th Street, Tempe AZ 85282 or to the American Cancer Society, 4550 E. Bell Rd, Phoenix AZ 85032.

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COONEY, DOLORES DURAN

Dolores Duran Cooney 1932-2018, affectionately known as “DeeDee”, passed away to her heavenly reward on March 27, 2018. A lifelong devotion to God, St. Francis, and the Blessed Mother enabled her to carry her Christian duty without questioning Gods purpose for her. Each day Dolores would recite the rosary, and ask the Blessed Mother to protect her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and everyone in need of help. Dolores is survived by her sisters Mary Ann Mazon and her husband Paul; her sister Lupita Duran; daughter Mary Ann Harris; sons David Rodriguez, David Cooney, & Rory Cooney; many grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, & other extended family and many good friends. A celebration of DeeDee’s life will begin with a Visitation on Wednesday April 4, 2018 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. with the Rosary at 7:00 P.M at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. The Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at Saint Mary’s Basilica, 231 N. Third Street, Phoenix. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery. Grateful thanks to Linda & Tom Raimundo, much more than good friends of DeeDee, for the loving care & support she received during her remaining years; as well as Kimberly, Corrina, Rebecca, Mariah, Shana & Carla, all supportive caregivers at The Stratford. In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014, in her name.

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CONTRERAS, EMILY V.

Emily V. Contreras 69, born June 19, 1948, passed away peacefully on March 29, 2018. Married to Anthony “Tony” P. Contreras for 48 years. Children Arthur (Felisa) Contreras, Faith (Mark) Morales, Anthony (Gina) Contreras, Debbie (Eddie) DaSalla, Elisa (Ignacio) Martinez, Carlos (Laurie) Contreras, 3 sisters, 29 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren. Special thanks to her sister Terri Bracamonte and granddaughters Celeste Castro and Lovey Lopez for the love and support in her final days of need. A Visitation is scheduled from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12:00 P.M., Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1421 S. 12th Street, Phoenix. Burial will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th Street, Phoenix.

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TARARA, OLGA MELVINA

It is with great sadness that the family of Olga Melvina Tarara, “Ollie”, announces her passing after a brief illness on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 102 years old in Phoenix, AZ. Ollie was born in Lanesboro, Minnesota on October 10, 1915. She was the daughter of Thorvald and Karen Danielson both émigrées from Norway, and the last surviving sibling to five brothers and five sisters. In order of age Edwin, Clarence, Carl, Ray, Adolph, Helen, Mina, Christine, Evelyn, and Doris. Ollie married and lived in St. Paul for many years with her husband, Joseph J. Tarara, who preceded her death, March 31, 2004; where they owned a beauty salon and raised their family and were members of St. Casimir Catholic Church. She moved to Scottsdale, AZ in 1975 and worked as a beautician until she retired at the age of 87. Ollie was an avid golfer, a wonderful home cook known for her pecan rolls. She loved to laugh, be with friends and family, play cards and bingo, go dancing and was a member of the Sons of Norway. Ollie (Joe) Tarara had five children, Thomas, preceded in death, Charles (Nancy) Tarara of Mendota Heights, MN, Mary Jo Piazza, NYC, NY, Gregg (Stefanie) Tarara, Plymouth, MN and Theresa (Monte) Ewert, Scottsdale, AZ. Ollie has 3 grand daughters, Jillann Tarara, Jen (Richard) Byyny, and Janelle Tarara, and two great-granddaughters, Annika and Amelie Byyny. Visitation will be Monday, April 2, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. and service following at 7:00 P.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix.

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MAGGIO, STEPHEN C.

Stephen C. Maggio, born February 4, 1930 in Buffalo, New York. He is survived by loving wife of 65 years, Gloria, son Stephen A. Maggio (Kimberly), daughters Joan Lessner and Nancy Burns, grandchildren Nicholas Lessner (Andrea), Christine Hemmingsen (Kurt), and Matthew Maggio, great- grandsons James and Logan Hemmingsen, sisters Rose Casillo, Theresa Shea, Nina Burcato, Mary Lou Neal (Tom) of Buffalo, New York, and loved by many nieces and nephews in Phoenix, Arizona and Buffalo, New York. He was preceded in death by sister Florence Minahan, and brothers Christopher, Francis and Joseph. He was a member of Sperry Federal Credit Union for 34 years and a member of Marcos de Niza Knights of Columbus. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War. A Visitation will be held on Monday, April 2nd from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. with a Rosary prayer at 7:00 P.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 3rd at 10:30 A.M. at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 2312 E. Campbell Avenue in Phoenix with Burial following the mass at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes for donations be made to either Catholic Charities, 4747 N. 7th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85013 and/or the Make-A-Wish AZ 2901 N. 78th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85251.

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MAGGIO, STEPHEN C.

Stephen C. Maggio, born February 4, 1930 in Buffalo, New York. He is survived by loving wife of 65 years, Gloria, son Stephen A. Maggio (Kimberly), daughters Joan Lessner and Nancy Burns, grandchildren Nicholas Lessner (Andrea), Christine Hemmingsen (Kurt), and Matthew Maggio, great- grandsons James and Logan Hemmingsen, sisters Rose Casillo, Theresa Shea, Nina Burcato, Mary Lou Neal (Tom) of Buffalo, New York, and loved by many nieces and nephews in Phoenix, Arizona and Buffalo, New York. He was preceded in death by sister Florence Minahan, and brothers Christopher, Francis and Joseph. He was a member of Sperry Federal Credit Union for 34 years and a member of Marcos de Niza Knights of Columbus. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War. A Visitation will be held on Monday, April 2nd from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. with a Rosary prayer at 7:00 P.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 3rd at 10:30 A.M. at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 2312 E. Campbell Avenue in Phoenix with Burial following the mass at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes for donations be made to either Catholic Charities, 4747 N. 7th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85013 and/or the Make-A-Wish AZ 2901 N. 78th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85251.

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GILLIES, SUE ANN

Sue Ann (Bond) Gillies died peacefully on March 27th, 2018. Sue Ann was born November 9th 1929 and raised in West Union West Virginia. At age 20, she and her mother Hazel Bond traveled west for new opportunities. They settled in Tucson in the 1950’s. Sue worked as a teller at the downtown Valley National Bank branch. It was there she met Michael Gillies who took 8 years to ask her on a date. After a brief courtship, they were married in 1961 and remained together until Michael’s death in 1994. The family relocated to Phoenix in the mid 60’s and remained there. Sue Ann was a very generous person who befriended everyone. An avid bibliophile, she was always reading and learning through her books. She is survived by her sons Jonathan and Joel, daughters-in-law Joy (Wolfe) and Monique (Mogro), and grandchildren, Jacklyn, Justin, James, Jacob, and Matthew.

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GILLIES, SUE ANN

Sue Ann (Bond) Gillies died peacefully on March 27th, 2018. Sue Ann was born November 9th 1929 and raised in West Union West Virginia. At age 20, she and her mother Hazel Bond traveled west for new opportunities. They settled in Tucson in the 1950’s. Sue worked as a teller at the downtown Valley National Bank branch. It was there she met Michael Gillies who took 8 years to ask her on a date. After a brief courtship, they were married in 1961 and remained together until Michael’s death in 1994. The family relocated to Phoenix in the mid 60’s and remained there. Sue Ann was a very generous person who befriended everyone. An avid bibliophile, she was always reading and learning through her books. She is survived by her sons Jonathan and Joel, daughters-in-law Joy (Wolfe) and Monique (Mogro), and grandchildren, Jacklyn, Justin, James, Jacob, and Matthew.

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BAKER, DONALD FRANK

Donald Frank Baker, 70, of Phoenix passed away on March 26, 2018. Donny is survived by his daughter Serena Moran (Brian), grandchildren Justin and Hannah Baker, great-granddaughter Ava Wilson, brothers Nolan (Nancy) and Bob Baker and his sisters Nancy Woods-Kelley and Debbie Selmo, and his two adopted sons Jimmy Daley and Jim Baker. He was preceded in death by his parents Carl and Mildred. Donnie was an Angel of Help in the community. He was loved and respected by anyone he touched. Donny will be missed dearly, but never forgotten. A Visitation will be held from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., Friday, March 30, 2018 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road in Phoenix.

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BAKER, DONALD FRANK

Donald Frank Baker, 70, of Phoenix passed away on March 26, 2018. Donny is survived by his daughter Serena Moran (Brian), grandchildren Justin and Hannah Baker, great-granddaughter Ava Wilson, brothers Nolan (Nancy) and Bob Baker and his sisters Nancy Woods-Kelley and Debbie Selmo, and his two adopted sons Jimmy Daley and Jim Baker. He was preceded in death by his parents Carl and Mildred. Donnie was an Angel of Help in the community. He was loved and respected by anyone he touched. Donny will be missed dearly, but never forgotten. A Visitation will be held from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., Friday, March 30, 2018 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road in Phoenix.

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