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O’DONNELL-MILLS, DONNA MARIA

Donna Maria O’Donnell-Mills, surrounded by family, peacefully concluded her life on Good Friday, April 19, 2019.

The daughter of George Wright and Selma Miller, she was born in Saratoga, Iowa, in 1933.

After attending school in Iowa and California, she became a flight attendant with American Airlines. In 1958, she married Mike O’Donnell of Denver, Colorado and moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1960. They were married 33 years before Mike’s passing. Several years later, Donna married Carl Mills and lived in Scottsdale, Arizona until his passing.

Donna belonged to many organizations over the years and was a dedicated volunteer for many special projects, usually pertaining to her family and church. She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Catholic Church. She enjoyed time at the Phoenix and Paradise Valley Country Clubs and taking fabulous trips with her many wonderful friends and family. Her greatest joy was the accomplishments of her children and grandchildren.

Donna was a loving, strong, fun, respectful, thoughtful and compassionate woman and mother. She touched many lives with her positive light and energy and always reminded us to live our lives to the fullest. She will be remembered as a woman of strength who loved her family and home above all else. She was a forever friend to those who were blessed to know her and will forever be deeply missed and loved. Her spirit will continue to live on with all who knew her.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents, Selma and George Wright and her husbands, Mike O’Donnell and Carl Mills. She is survived by her son and daughters: Mike O’Donnell, Shawn Kearney-McCardell (Sean), Patrice Bonnell (John), Michelle O’Donnell and eight grandchildren: (Shawn’s children) Kristen Kearney, Katie Kearney, Brooke Kearney, (Mike’s Children) Shea O’Donnell, Bodhi O’Donnell, (Patrice’s children) Jake Bonnell, Lauren Bonnell, (Michelle’s children) Megan Hafley.

“Say not in grief that she is no more but say in thankfulness that she was”. Her family is extremely grateful to all who have been a cherished part of her life. She will be remembered as a friend to everyone.

In honor of Donna’s wishes, there will be a private family funeral; and a Celebration of Life for All who knew and loved her on Friday, April 26, 2019 from 4:00 – 6:00pm at the Arizona Country Club located at 5668 E. Orange Blossom Ln, Phoenix, AZ 85018.

In lieu of flowers, please send any donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

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LEWIS, JOHN MOSSEMAN

John Mosseman Lewis aka “Lew-Lew”, 66, died suddenly on April 18, 2019 in Phoenix, AZ. He was a cherished husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He shared his kind, welcoming, and generous spirit with everyone he knew.

John was born on November 25th, 1952 in Whittier, CA to John Francis Lewis and Nancy Ganahl Lewis. He was an identical twin and one of 5 boys. Being one of five boys provided John the ability to hone his athleticism from an early age. He exceled at both golf and basketball throughout his four years at La Serna High School until his graduation in 1971.

John came to Arizona in 1972 to attend Arizona State University and was an active member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity, serving as president of the fraternity in 1974. During his time at ASU, he met the love of his life, Patricia Auther. He and Patty were married on February 28, 1976 in Phoenix where they soon were introduced to something John wasn’t used to from his childhood – girls. Patty and John were blessed with three wonderful daughters in Meghan, Bridget and Kelly and John took to being a dad like he had been doing it his whole life. Through 43 years of marriage, John’s priority has always been Patty and his girls – and they were lucky to have him. His daughters went on to meet three great men of their own, all of which had the ultimate role model in John when it came to caring for the women in their lives. By giving away his daughters, John also picked up three new permanent members to a golf foursome – although he never let them win.

While John’s priority was always family, he also established a long and successful commercial real estate career in Phoenix, working for Coldwell Banker, Koll Company, and finishing at SPV Real Estate before recently retiring.

John acted as a philanthropist throughout his life; he was a beloved member of the Phoenix Thunderbird organization where he served as The Phoenix Open Tournament Chairman in 1995. He constantly dedicated his time and skills to people around him, never asking for anything in return and always with a smile. From a golf swing to a business deal, John made tough tasks look easy. His legacy lives on as a gracious host and generous friend, who carefully tended to his home and garden with the love and devotion he gave to the people whose lives he touched.

Despite all these accomplishments, John’s proudest title was “Grandpa” and he cherished every moment he spent with his 5 grandchildren; Kameron Kober (11), Claire Pfeiffer (4), Blake Kober (4), Cole Pfeiffer (2) and Molly Climo (6 months).

John was preceded in death by his parents, John Francis Lewis and Nancy Ganahl Lewis, his brother Michael Lewis, and his sister-in-law Elisabetta Lewis. He is survived by his wife, Patty of Phoenix; Daughters Meghan Pfeiffer of Virginia Beach, VA (Michael Pfeiffer), Bridget Kober of Scottsdale, AZ (Kory Kober) and Kelly Climo of Phoenix, AZ (Tim Climo), brothers Tom Lewis of Portland, OR (Mary Lewis), Stuart Lewis of Provincetown, MA (Steve Hirschboeck) and Bill Lewis of Pasadena, CA (Alyson Lewis), his in-laws, John and Sally Auther of Phoenix, and Patty’s seven siblings and their families.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm (prayer service will start at 6pm) at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 4715 N. Central Avenue in Phoenix, AZ. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 10:00 am, also at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Desert Southwest Chapter of The Arizona Alzheimer’s Association at 340 E. Palm Lane #230, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Please note in the Memo “In Memory of John Lewis.”

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HAINES, RICHARD S.

Haines, Richard, 78 of Phoenix, passed away peacefully on March 9, 2019. Richard was a native Phoenician who loved classical music, ASU football, his cats and travel. Richard worked as a commercial insurance adjuster and was a volunteer at the VA for over 10 years.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Ronald & Lillian Haines and brother John. Richard leaves sister-in-law Ju Youn, her children Aena and Ronald Haines and brother David. He had many long-time friendships, some which were decades long.

A celebration of life will be held at 10:30 am on April 27th, 2019 in the chapel of First United Methodist Church, 5510 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. Donations may be offered to any VA organization or favorite animal charity. For further information or to express condolences, please go to www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com

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HAINES, RICHARD S.

Haines, Richard, 78 of Phoenix, passed away peacefully on March 9, 2019. Richard was a native Phoenician who loved classical music, ASU football, his cats and travel. Richard worked as a commercial insurance adjuster and was a volunteer at the VA for over 10 years.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Ronald & Lillian Haines and brother John. Richard leaves sister-in-law Ju Youn, her children Aena and Ronald Haines and brother David. He had many long-time friendships, some which were decades long.

A celebration of life will be held at 10:30 am on April 27th, 2019 in the chapel of First United Methodist Church, 5510 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. Donations may be offered to any VA organization or favorite animal charity. For further information or to express condolences, please go to www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com

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DOUGHERTY, FORREST W.

Forrest Dougherty, 91, left his heartbroken family on April 14, 2019. Forrest was born on the family farm in Gilbert, Arizona to William and Marguerite Dougherty where he lived with his eight siblings and parents. The large family eventually moved into Phoenix, where he attended Saint Mary’s High School. He was an outstanding football player and earned a scholarship to the University of San Francisco, but life and World War II diverted that journey. After the War, he returned to Arizona and was given a scholarship to play football for his beloved Sun Devils at Arizona State University. During that time, he became reacquainted with a fellow Saint Mary’s alumnus and married the love of his life, Mary Ann. Forrest worked as a salesman in many different industries, from liquor to solar to natural gas, eventually retiring from Southwest Gas. In retirement he began a second career, impersonating Will Rogers but his real purpose became helping others. His show went on the road to theaters, schools, and retirement homes delighting people of all ages. One of the highlights of his life was biking across Ireland to celebrate his 80th Birthday. Forrest was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Mary Ann. He is and survived by his son, Fred Dougherty (Peter Valovic); daughters, Suzanne Williams, Karen Marton (Kraig) and Diane Bertrand (Dave). He is also survived by six grandchildren, Marcus Williams (Jamie), Megan Fulton (John), Ashley Marton (Alexander Basek), Kaylin King (Brian), David Bertrand and Chrissy Bertrand (Eric Benson), six great-grandchildren (Mika, Chloe, Lyla, Ellie, Brysen and Bentley) and four siblings, Alice Patrone, Maxine Sill, Bernard Dougherty and Sharon Aldridge plus numerous nieces and nephews. One of his favorite quotes from Will Rogers was, “Live in such a way that you wouldn’t be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip.” Forrest truly lived his life that way.

Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 11:00 am at Our Lady of the Angels Church at the Franciscan Renewal Center, 5802 E. Lincoln Drive in Scottsdale. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to St Vincent DePaul Society at P.O. Box 13600, Phoenix, AZ 85002.

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DOUGHERTY, FORREST W.

Forrest Dougherty, 91, left his heartbroken family on April 14, 2019. Forrest was born on the family farm in Gilbert, Arizona to William and Marguerite Dougherty where he lived with his eight siblings and parents. The large family eventually moved into Phoenix, where he attended Saint Mary’s High School. He was an outstanding football player and earned a scholarship to the University of San Francisco, but life and World War II diverted that journey. After the War, he returned to Arizona and was given a scholarship to play football for his beloved Sun Devils at Arizona State University. During that time, he became reacquainted with a fellow Saint Mary’s alumnus and married the love of his life, Mary Ann. Forrest worked as a salesman in many different industries, from liquor to solar to natural gas, eventually retiring from Southwest Gas. In retirement he began a second career, impersonating Will Rogers but his real purpose became helping others. His show went on the road to theaters, schools, and retirement homes delighting people of all ages. One of the highlights of his life was biking across Ireland to celebrate his 80th Birthday. Forrest was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Mary Ann. He is and survived by his son, Fred Dougherty (Peter Valovic); daughters, Suzanne Williams, Karen Marton (Kraig) and Diane Bertrand (Dave). He is also survived by six grandchildren, Marcus Williams (Jamie), Megan Fulton (John), Ashley Marton (Alexander Basek), Kaylin King (Brian), David Bertrand and Chrissy Bertrand (Eric Benson), six great-grandchildren (Mika, Chloe, Lyla, Ellie, Brysen and Bentley) and four siblings, Alice Patrone, Maxine Sill, Bernard Dougherty and Sharon Aldridge plus numerous nieces and nephews. One of his favorite quotes from Will Rogers was, “Live in such a way that you wouldn’t be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip.” Forrest truly lived his life that way.

Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 11:00 am at Our Lady of the Angels Church at the Franciscan Renewal Center, 5802 E. Lincoln Drive in Scottsdale. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to St Vincent DePaul Society at P.O. Box 13600, Phoenix, AZ 85002.

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PELTZ, TERRY LEE

Terry Lee Peltz, 66, of Phoenix passed away on April 10, 2019. Terry is survived by his daughter Sandee and granddaughter Makayla. He was a loving father, grandfather, great friend to everyone, and he will be greatly loved and missed.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1:00 P.M., Saturday, April 27, 2019 in the Ignatius Chapel at St. Frances Xavier Catholic Church, 4715 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix.

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KENNEDY, BESSIE E.

Bessie Elizabeth Kennedy, aka “Bonky” went to be with the Lord, with family by her side and the Diamondbacks she adored playing on TV, Thursday, April 11, 2019. She joined her beloved husband, John David Kennedy, her parents; William “Steve” and Iva, brothers; Dale, Don, Dean, and Bill, sister; Winifred, and many other loved ones she dearly missed. Bessie leaves behind her son David (Kelly), grandchild Nick (Michelle), and son Ron (Barbara), grandchildren Steven (Christina), Brian (Judah) and Aaron, great grandchild Addyson, and her brother Preston Hubbs (Colleen). Bessie worked in a lettuce packing facility, as a stocking supervisor for Bar S Foods and at Fry’s Foods as a personal shopper and greeter. She was also known as “Bingo Bessie” because it was her favorite hobby and she played as long as she was able. In her last years, she lived in an assisted living facility where everyone loved her. Bessie was the best of women; kind, loving, and accepting with no judgements. She will be missed beyond words. Her celebration of life will be held Monday, April 22nd, 2019 which would have been her 96th birthday. Visitation will be held from 9:00 am – 10:00 am with a service following from 10:00 am – 11:00 am at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd, in Phoenix. We will depart in a procession to West Resthaven Cemetery, 6450 W. Northern Ave, in Glendale, for a brief graveside service after which a light luncheon will be served on site. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ.

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JOHNSON, CHARLES L.

Charles L. Johnson (Sgt. Major USMC Retired) passed away April 15, 2019 at his home in Mesa, AZ after 91 full and blessed years. Born in 1927 in Cataract, Wisconsin to Alfred and Rachael Johnson, Chuck was one of 10 children raised on the family dairy farm. After graduating from the local high school and attending an agricultural college, Chuck joined the Marine Corps in 1948. On returning from the war in Korea in 1952 he married Helen Patricia (Pat) Deshler of Santa Ana, California. Together they raised six children – Philip, Susan, Steven, Kevin, Melanie and Mary (deceased). Chuck served his country as a proud Marine for 30 years, retiring in 1978. Then he worked for the Mesa Public Schools at Mountain View High School until 1994. While Chuck and Pat lived in Mesa they were active in the Central Christian Church and Marriage Encounter. They retired to Payson and were active in the Ponderosa Baptist Church and in the Marine Corps League in Payson until Pat passed away in 2012. Charles married a Payson neighbor and widower Viola Oberg from Oshkosh, Wisconsin in 2013. Chuck and Vi lived in Payson for several years before returning to Mesa where Vi cared for Chuck in his final years with the help of Chuck’s children and Vi’s children. Chuck is survived by his five children Philip (Daranna) Johnson, Susan (John) Campbell, Steven (Renee) Johnson, Kevin Johnson, Melanie (Scott) Darnell and by his caring and loving wife Vi and her seven children Terry (Leslie) Allen, Larry (Diana) Allen, Linda (Gayle) Allen, Scott (Jamie) Allen, Trace Allen, Jay Allen and Vicki (Keith) Maio. Chuck is also survived by his youngest brother Phil (Holly) Johnson of Stevens Point, Wisconsin. He is also blessed to be survived by seven grandchildren, 14 step-grandchildren and several great grandchildren and step-great grandchildren. Chuck and family appreciate the many dear friends that enriched his life.

A memorial service will be held at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 11:00 am with a lunch reception at noon. The family requests that donations be made in Chuck’s memory to Hospice of the Valley www.hov.org and (602) 530-6900.

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MACLEOD, JOHN MATTHEW

John Matthew MacLeod, 81, passed away on April 14, 2019 after a long, valiant battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. John died peacefully at home surrounded by his wife Carol, and his two children, Kathleen and Matthew. The Visitation will be held at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix on Monday, April 22, 2019 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm with a small prayer service to follow. The Funeral Mass will be held at the Franciscan Renewal Center at Our Lady of the Angels Church, 5802 E. Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley at 9:00 am on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in his name to the Alzheimer’s Association Desert Southwest Chapter, at https://act.alz.org

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FAIRBANKS, ARTHUR

Arthur Fairbanks, 94, passed away peacefully on April 9, 2019, joining his beloved wife of 72 years, Wilma, in their eternal reward.

Born December 19, 1924 in Baltimore, MD, Arthur Jr. moved to Phoenix, AZ as an infant with his mother, Jo “Donohue, an Irish immigrant and his father, Arthur F. Fairbanks Sr., a WWI Veteran. Young Arthur worked as often as possible as a boy to help support his family during the lean years of the Great Depression.

Art met high academic standards at St. Mary’s High School, as a high school senior, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and left for boot camp a few days after graduation. After training, on his way overseas, he met a beautiful young Wilma Blinde, at a USO dance in Lincoln, Nebraska. They wrote each other often during the war. Arthur was assigned to the 815th Bombardment Squadron of the 15th Air Force stationed near Foggia, Italy as a flight engineer and a top turret gunner on a B-17.

After completing 35 combat missions over Europe, he returned safely to Wilma. They were soon married and settled down in his hometown, Phoenix. At the age of 20, he was hired by the Phoenix Police Department and assigned badge 82. His first assignment was a walking beat in the “Deuce”, a tough area in downtown Phoenix. Later, he served as the President of the local Fraternal Order of Police, which actively promoted the working conditions, benefits and pay of police officers. Art rose to the rank of Assistant Chief of Police and retired from Phoenix Police in 1968, to accept the Police Chief’s position in Yuma, AZ.

Arthur then returned to the Valley to serve as Police Chief in Tempe, Arizona for 18 years. In his 43 years of Arizona Police work, Arthur tirelessly worked to improve the professionalism, effectiveness and training of Police Officers. He believed in strong discipline and he was an innovator who tried new approaches to policing. Art earned many honors for his career in Police work. He received a Bachelor’s degree from Saint Mary’s College. In addition to his police work, he was an active member of the Tempe Rotary Club, the Tempe Diplomats, the Knights of Columbus, American Legion and several other community service groups.

Art’s life was built around his family, his profession and his Catholic faith. He was well known for telling his many police and military stories with great humor and sharing his Irish jokes with his many friends and family members. He would want us to remember him with a smile and perhaps by retelling a few of his many stories.

Art is survived by his children Frank (Ruth), Damian, Mary McGeever (Kevin), Tim (Julie), Barbara Ryan (Steve), Theresa Anderson, and Dan (Therese) and by 19 Grandchildren and 29 Great Grandchildren. He has joined his wife, Wilma, his daughter, Beth, his son, Thomas, and his sisters, Eileen, Madge and Mary Jo., who have preceded him in death.

Visitation will be held at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, on Friday, May 3, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm with Rosary Prayers at 7:00 pm. The Funeral will be celebrated at Saint Mary’s Basilica, 231 N. 3rd Street, downtown Phoenix on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 10:30 am. The committal service will be at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Mesa at 9:00 am on Monday, May 6, 2019.

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BAZAN, CONSUELO R.

Consuelo R. Bazan, 96, of Phoenix passed away on April 14, 2019. She was born in Phoenix on September 4, 1922 to Abraham and Frances (Beltran) Roman. Consuelo attended Wickenburg High School. She retired from Honeywell after many, many years. She is survived by her children Charles (Sylvia) William (Terry), Sally (Randy) Chambers and Michael, 13 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Consuelo was preceded in death by her husband Charles Jr., son Richard and sister Lucy Ramirez.

Visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m. and a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2019, at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Burial will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery.

Donations may be offered to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85014.

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ROSS, ROBERT

Robert “Bobby” Ross, age 57, passed away peacefully with his family surrounding him on Friday, April 5th, 2019. Bobby was born on October 26th, 1961, in Swift Current, Saskatchewan to Joan (Olstad) Ross and Gordon Ross. He was a beloved brother to his sisters Lori (Ross) Block and Patti (Ross) Barr. Bobby eventually relocated to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, BC, and then to Calgary, Alberta, where he began his career in the car business at Shaganappi GM with his lifetime friend Gary Sartorio. He then moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1993 and married the love of his life, Yvonne Ross on March 27th, 1994. He continued his 30 plus year career in the car business as the Vice President of RC Auto and was a star performer in sales. He enjoyed spending time in Hawaii with his wife and sons, and was an avid golfer here in the Valley of the Sun. Bobby was loved by everyone he met, and he had an uncanny ability to reach people in a deep and positive way. He is survived by his wife Yvonne of 25 years, his two sons Cameron and Niko, his dog Ohana, loving in-laws, nieces, nephews and a community of long-time friends in Canada and the U.S. Those whose lives were touched by Bobby are invited to attend a Memorial Mass celebrating Bobby’s life at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 26th, 2019 at St. Thomas The Apostle, 2312 E. Campbell Avenue in Phoenix.

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ROSS, ROBERT

Robert “Bobby” Ross, age 57, passed away peacefully with his family surrounding him on Friday, April 5th, 2019. Bobby was born on October 26th, 1961, in Swift Current, Saskatchewan to Joan (Olstad) Ross and Gordon Ross. He was a beloved brother to his sisters Lori (Ross) Block and Patti (Ross) Barr. Bobby eventually relocated to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, BC, and then to Calgary, Alberta, where he began his career in the car business at Shaganappi GM with his lifetime friend Gary Sartorio. He then moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1993 and married the love of his life, Yvonne Ross on March 27th, 1994. He continued his 30 plus year career in the car business as the Vice President of RC Auto and was a star performer in sales. He enjoyed spending time in Hawaii with his wife and sons, and was an avid golfer here in the Valley of the Sun. Bobby was loved by everyone he met, and he had an uncanny ability to reach people in a deep and positive way. He is survived by his wife Yvonne of 25 years, his two sons Cameron and Niko, his dog Ohana, loving in-laws, nieces, nephews and a community of long-time friends in Canada and the U.S. Those whose lives were touched by Bobby are invited to attend a Memorial Mass celebrating Bobby’s life at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 26th, 2019 at St. Thomas The Apostle, 2312 E. Campbell Avenue in Phoenix.

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ROSS, ROBERT

Robert “Bobby” Ross, age 57, passed away peacefully with his family surrounding him on Friday, April 5th, 2019. Bobby was born on October 26th, 1961, in Swift Current, Saskatchewan to Joan (Olstad) Ross and Gordon Ross. He was a beloved brother to his sisters Lori (Ross) Block and Patti (Ross) Barr. Bobby eventually relocated to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, BC, and then to Calgary, Alberta, where he began his career in the car business at Shaganappi GM with his lifetime friend Gary Sartorio. He then moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1993 and married the love of his life, Yvonne Ross on March 27th, 1994. He continued his 30 plus year career in the car business as the Vice President of RC Auto and was a star performer in sales. He enjoyed spending time in Hawaii with his wife and sons, and was an avid golfer here in the Valley of the Sun. Bobby was loved by everyone he met, and he had an uncanny ability to reach people in a deep and positive way. He is survived by his wife Yvonne of 25 years, his two sons Cameron and Niko, his dog Ohana, loving in-laws, nieces, nephews and a community of long-time friends in Canada and the U.S. Those whose lives were touched by Bobby are invited to attend a Memorial Mass celebrating Bobby’s life at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 26th, 2019 at St. Thomas The Apostle, 2312 E. Campbell Avenue in Phoenix.

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MATHESON, MARYLOOE

Marylooe Matheson, a.k.a. Marylooe Brown Ortiz Matheson, passed from this earth to a better place on Saturday, April 6, 2019. She was 82 years young.

She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Thomas L. (Lou) Matheson, her 4 children, Frank, Margret, Patricia, and Ronnie, 6 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren, all of whom live in Alaska.

Marylooe was one of 10 children (5 boys and 5 girls) born to Pete and Luz Brown. She is survived by 3 of her siblings, Eva, Hope, and David, all of whom live in Arizona, and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends too numerous to name and count.

Marylooe will be sorely missed by those that were close to her and loved her so dearly.

A celebration of Marylooe’s life will held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix.

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FRANCIS, CHARLES J.

Charles J. Francis “Chuck” 34, of Peoria AZ. Earned his wings on April 1st, 2019. He was born in Phoenix, AZ on June 29th, 1984.

Chuck is survived by his son Brenden Francis, parents Walter and Nicole Francis, brother Jayson (Stacie) Francis, sisters Amanda (Daryl) Swanson, Brittney (Jonny) Couture, niece Tori, nephews Max and Landon and beloved dog Lyla.

He graduated from Centennial High School class of 2002. In his adolescent years he had a strong passion for skateboarding and from there his passion grew into an avid car enthusiast. Chuck then went into his own trade of business with Maximum Tolerance Audio where he did his own installment of audio systems and excelled at it. His most recent occupation was as a Technician with Total Signs and Graphics to which he really took pride in the work he did. In his spare time Chuck loved to cook & bake and was creative and talented at doing it.

Chuck will be deeply missed by his family and friends and all who knew him. Rest peacefully to our beloved Son, Father, Brother, Uncle, Nephew & Friend.

A “Celebration of Life” Memorial service will be held on Monday, April 29th, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Christ’s Church of the Valley, 7007 W. Happy Valley Rd., Building 400, Phoenix.

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STEINLE, NORMAN D.

Norman D Steinle, 78, Bismarck, passed away surrounded by his loving family on March 31, 2019 of injuries sustained following a motor vehicle accident in Yuma, Arizona.

Cremation has taken place at the Whitney & Murphy Funeral home in Phoenix, AZ. A memorial service will take place in North Dakota on a future date.

Norm was born on July 12, 1940 in Flasher, ND, to Fred and Hilda (Holmgren) Steinle, their first born son. He was raised and educated in Carson, ND. While attending Carson grade school and high school, Norm, also known as “Doc”, loved playing basketball. Norm attended First Lutheran Church in Carson, and was active in the church choir. He later attended Bismarck Junior College and then served in the Army National Guard.

He was involved most of his life in the real estate industry as a broker, developer, and appraiser. He worked in the banking industry in his early years. He also owned and operated the Mainline Simmental ranch outside of Carson. Enjoying his work and never wanting to fully retire, Norm continued to work in the real estate industry up until the time of his death.

Norm married Janice Anderson in Carson on July 15, 1960. Together they had three children, Kirk, Kari and Susan. They raised their family in Bismarck.

On August 30, 2003, Norm married Barb Hauge in Mandan. They began spending winters in Yuma and found great enjoyment meeting new people and having new adventures.

Norm enjoyed family motorhome vacations and camping trips with family and friends. He also took many fishing trips to Canada, and elk and antelope hunting trips to Wyoming with his son Kirk and grandson Zach. He loved time spent at the family farm in Carson, passing on his love of the outdoors down to his family.

A source of strength, encouragement and guidance, Norm was always there for his family. He developed numerous close friendships throughout his life in North Dakota, and many more while spending winters in Arizona. Norm was the life of the party, a fabulous story teller, and an overall larger than life character. His bold, adventurous spirit was enjoyed by those that knew him.

He is survived by his wife Barb, children Kirk (Maryann) Steinle, Kari Turner, Susan (Dave) Wegner, brother Jeff (Joyce) Steinle, sister Pam (Skip) Oberg, stepsons Darren (Kelly) Murray and Mike (Sherry) Murray; grandchildren Bridgette (Justin) Bumann, Zach (Amy) Steinle, Ben Steinle, Josh Steinle, Sydney Turner, Ryan Turner, Kim Davidson, Matthew Wegner, Tim Wegner, Joe Wegner, great grandson Xander Bumann, and step grandchildren Bri Murray, Bryce Murray and Morgan Lang. Also precious to Norm were his beloved dogs Sammy and Scooter, who he called his buddies.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Fred and Hilda Steinle and infant brother Roger.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to the American Diabetes Association.

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STEINLE, NORMAN D.

Norman D Steinle, 78, Bismarck, passed away surrounded by his loving family on March 31, 2019 of injuries sustained following a motor vehicle accident in Yuma, Arizona.

Cremation has taken place at the Whitney & Murphy Funeral home in Phoenix, AZ. A memorial service will take place in North Dakota on a future date.

Norm was born on July 12, 1940 in Flasher, ND, to Fred and Hilda (Holmgren) Steinle, their first born son. He was raised and educated in Carson, ND. While attending Carson grade school and high school, Norm, also known as “Doc”, loved playing basketball. Norm attended First Lutheran Church in Carson, and was active in the church choir. He later attended Bismarck Junior College and then served in the Army National Guard.

He was involved most of his life in the real estate industry as a broker, developer, and appraiser. He worked in the banking industry in his early years. He also owned and operated the Mainline Simmental ranch outside of Carson. Enjoying his work and never wanting to fully retire, Norm continued to work in the real estate industry up until the time of his death.

Norm married Janice Anderson in Carson on July 15, 1960. Together they had three children, Kirk, Kari and Susan. They raised their family in Bismarck.

On August 30, 2003, Norm married Barb Hauge in Mandan. They began spending winters in Yuma and found great enjoyment meeting new people and having new adventures.

Norm enjoyed family motorhome vacations and camping trips with family and friends. He also took many fishing trips to Canada, and elk and antelope hunting trips to Wyoming with his son Kirk and grandson Zach. He loved time spent at the family farm in Carson, passing on his love of the outdoors down to his family.

A source of strength, encouragement and guidance, Norm was always there for his family. He developed numerous close friendships throughout his life in North Dakota, and many more while spending winters in Arizona. Norm was the life of the party, a fabulous story teller, and an overall larger than life character. His bold, adventurous spirit was enjoyed by those that knew him.

He is survived by his wife Barb, children Kirk (Maryann) Steinle, Kari Turner, Susan (Dave) Wegner, brother Jeff (Joyce) Steinle, sister Pam (Skip) Oberg, stepsons Darren (Kelly) Murray and Mike (Sherry) Murray; grandchildren Bridgette (Justin) Bumann, Zach (Amy) Steinle, Ben Steinle, Josh Steinle, Sydney Turner, Ryan Turner, Kim Davidson, Matthew Wegner, Tim Wegner, Joe Wegner, great grandson Xander Bumann, and step grandchildren Bri Murray, Bryce Murray and Morgan Lang. Also precious to Norm were his beloved dogs Sammy and Scooter, who he called his buddies.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Fred and Hilda Steinle and infant brother Roger.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to the American Diabetes Association.

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ACEVEDO, AMPARO

Acevedo, Amparo “Amy”, 86, beloved Mother, Nana, Aunt, Sister and Friend passed away April 5, 2019. Amy was born on August 11, 1932. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were the pride and joy of Amy’s life. The legacy of Amy’s kind spirit, passion for sports and joy for life will live on through them. She is survived by sons; Librado “Sonny” III (Cecilia), Gregory “Bochy”, Donald (Elka), Ronald (Carmen); and daughter Isabell (Manuel) Gaytan. She also leaved behind (14) fourteen Grandchildren and (15) fifteen Great Grandchildren and her Sister Connie Dominguez Yniguez.

A Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. with Rosary at 10:30 A.M. and Funeral Service at 11:00 A.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Burial to follow services at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery.

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ACEVEDO, AMPARO

Acevedo, Amparo “Amy”, 86, beloved Mother, Nana, Aunt, Sister and Friend passed away April 5, 2019. Amy was born on August 11, 1932. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were the pride and joy of Amy’s life. The legacy of Amy’s kind spirit, passion for sports and joy for life will live on through them. She is survived by sons; Librado “Sonny” III (Cecilia), Gregory “Bochy”, Donald (Elka), Ronald (Carmen); and daughter Isabell (Manuel) Gaytan. She also leaved behind (14) fourteen Grandchildren and (15) fifteen Great Grandchildren and her Sister Connie Dominguez Yniguez.

A Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. with Rosary at 10:30 A.M. and Funeral Service at 11:00 A.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Burial to follow services at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery.

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ALMY, ALMEDA PATSY

Almy, Almeda Patsy “Pat”, 91, passed away on April 3, 2019. Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on December 18, 1927. Pat loved traveling in an RV and spending time with family. She worked at Garret (Allied Signal, Honeywell). Pat was married to Marion Lee Collins and Alfred H. Almy, Sr. Pat was a member of the Daughters of the Nile and the Eastern Star Ladies Oriental Shrine. She is survived by her sons Steven Collins and Daniel Collins, step daughters Susan, Nelda, and Cheryl, step son Alfred, Jr., grandchildren Daniel Collins, Jr. and Michael Collins, great grandchildren Konnor, Bryant and Isabella, and her beloved puppy, Baby. Viewing will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. with a Funeral Service on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home 4800 E. Indian School, Phoenix. Burial will follow services in procession to E. Resthaven Park Cemetery, 4310 E. Southern Ave, Phoenix, at 11:45 a.m.

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CANTU, GABRIEL

Gabriel Cantu, 51 of Phoenix passed away peacefully on April 3, 2019. He is lovingly remembered by his mother Estela Cantu; brothers, Gilbert Jr., and Daniel Cantu; sisters, Cynthia Phasouk and Nannette Cantu, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his beloved father, Gilbert Sr., and sister, Felicia Cantu. Funeral Services for Gabriel will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 11:00 AM with a visitation prior from 9:00AM to 11:00 AM at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix. Interment to follow the services at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery. Gabriel will always be dearly loved and forever missed. Rest in peace Smoke.

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RAMIREZ, SYLVIA THERESA ARREDONDO

Sylvia Theresa Arredondo Ramirez passed away on Sunday, March 31, 2019. She was born in Port Arthur, Texas on November 20, 1942. She lived in Texas her entire life but recently relocated to Phoenix, Arizona from Groves, Texas to be near family. Sylvia was a beloved teacher who taught for many years in the Port Arthur Independent School District as well as the Port Neches Groves Independent School District. Over the years, she enjoyed keeping up with her students and fellow teachers always anxious to hear news of their accomplishments. She also worked in hospitals in the Port Arthur/Groves area and made many friends with both patients and co-workers. All who knew her will miss her kindness and unmatched wit. She is preceded in death by her husband Alejandro (Alex) Valdez Ramirez and her brother Casey Arredondo. Sylvia is survived by her daughter, Sara (Sassy) Ramirez Abdo and husband Joseph as well as her brother James Hudson. She is also survived by her loving grandchildren Christopher, Jeremy, Jonathan, and Jewel Abdo who will remember her as “the Best Granny on Earth.” She will be forever missed. A memorial will be held to honor Sylvia’s life at a later date in her home state of Texas.

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FR. MATTHIAS ALBERT FEIT

Born in Chicago, Illinois on September 8, 1923 to Matthias J. Feit and Mary Susan (Treinan) Feit.

Beloved brother, uncle, and friend, “Father Matt” passed away at age 95 on Sunday, March 31, 2019. Survived by his sister Mary (Feit) Golden, brother John Feit, many cousins, nephews, and nieces.

Lovingly remembered for his beautiful homilies and gentle kindness, Fr. Matt, also a Veteran of World War II, served as a Roman Catholic Priest for over 60 years. He enjoyed spending time and sharing meals with his family and friends.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix from 5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. with a Rosary Prayer at 7:00 P.M. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 5045 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix. Burial will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th Street, Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to www.stvincentdepaul.net

Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com

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MANUELITO JR., LAURENCE

Laurence Ray Manuelito Jr. “Larry Love,” 48, of Phoenix, AZ, passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2019.

The celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Christ Church Lutheran, 3901 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018. Please wear flip-flops in Larry’s honor.

Larry was born in Ganada, AZ on October 3, 1970. He spent his childhood in Albuquerque, NM. He graduated from La Cueva High School in Albuquerque, NM. Then went on to attend college at University of New Mexico and then went on to receive an Occupational Studies Degree in Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management from Scottsdale Culinary Institute.

Larry was married to his high school sweetheart, Christi Bonner Manuelito on May 21, 1994; they were married 24 years.

Larry began his culinary career as a personal chef for local professional athletes, Stephon Marbury (Phoenix Suns), who nicknamed him “Larry Love,” because he cooked with love, Niel Diggs off season (Green Bay Packers), David Boston (Tampa Bay Buccaneers). He worked as an executive chef for Sodexo with Arizona State University Athletics Sun Devil Stadium, with Delaware North for San Francisco Giants, Scottsdale Stadium and San Diego Padres Petco Park, San Diego, CA. Most recently employed by SSP America, Phoenix, AZ. He enjoyed baseball, golf, his dogs, rock climbing, fishing mountain biking, camping, hiking an was passionate about cooking. He loved to laugh and lovingly haze family and friends. He adored is sons!

Larry is survived by wife: Christi Bonner Manuelito, sons: Laurence Ray III, Jett Gregory Manuelito, parents: Laurence Ray Sr, Kathryn Diane Manuelito, Siblings: Donovan Paul Manuelito, Shannon Manuelito-Allison, many nieces & nephews and other family and friends.

Larry is preceded in death by his grandparents Clarence D. Toledo, Sr, Nina Lydia Toledo, Jeanette Manuelito and Great Aunt Amy Rose Pinto.

To honor Larry’s fierce love for his sons, if you prefer, in lieu of cards, flowers and gifts, the family requests donations to his boy’s memorial fund.

https://www.gofundme.com/larrys-love-for-his-boys-fund

Also, if you would like to leave a fun memory or condolence on Larry’s Facebook page or messenger the family would appreciate it and it may be applied toward a memory video that will be shown at the celebration of life service.

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ROSELLE, MARYLOU

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Mary Louise (Marylou) Roselle (80) passed away peacefully on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2019. Marylou was predeceased by her beloved parents, Mable and William Roselle, and her sister and brother-in-law, Catherine and Eddie Anderson. Marylou was born in Brooklyn, NY, but resided in Staten Island, NY, for most of her life. She worked her entire career as an executive secretary for Salomon Brothers on Wall Street. Marylou moved to Arizona in 2006 to be near her dear friends, Walter and Barbara Bradley. Services will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Resurrection Cemetery, 361 Sharrott Avenue, Staten Island, NY, on May 4, 2019, at 11:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Arizona Humane Society, 1521 West Dobbins Road, Phoenix, AZ 85041.

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COOPER, LEE E.

Lee Edward Cooper, age 60, died March 16th, 2019 at home, Phoenix, AZ. Born November 11th, 1958 in Phoenix. Son of Everett Lee Cooper and Marjorie Hampton Cooper. Graduated from West High School, Phoenix, AZ graduate class of 1976. Joined the U.S. Air Force February 3rd, 1978 – Aircraft Airman – Systems Specialist – Rank: E2, Tyndall Air Force Base Florida. Home Inspector was his last occupation. Lee enjoyed woodworking, horseback riding, baseball, off-roading and camping.

He was preceded in death by: Marjorie Cooper – Mother, 80 and Karen Brown – Sister, 70

Lee is survived by: Everett Cooper (Father – Phoenix, AZ), Kathy Kohler (Sister – Phoenix, AZ), Blake Cooper (Brother – Phoenix, AZ), Justin Cooper (Son – Phoenix, AZ), Elizabeth Hill (Daughter – Phoenix, AZ), and Gregory Cooper (Son – Phoenix, AZ)

Memorial to be held at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Thursday, March 28th, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. followed by a Military Service at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 North Cave Creek Road, Phoenix at 1:00 p.m., then lay him into his final place of rest.

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LEE, ROSS P.

Ross P. Lee, of Scottsdale, AZ, passed away at home on February 28, 2019.

Ross was born in Madison, WI, to Robert and Mildred Lee on October 21, 1939. He went to high school at Brophy College Preparatory in Phoenix, before attending Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA, for his undergraduate studies. Ross then attended law school at the University of Arizona in Tucson before passing the Arizona Bar upon graduating.

Ross was a practicing attorney and led the Maricopa County Office of the Public Defender in Phoenix for over 20 years where he gained public notoriety as the county’s top attorney for his pioneering leadership and progressive policies that helped transform the office into what it is today.

Ross is survived by his three children, Pamela Reardon of Albuquerque, NM, Annabel Urrea of Scottsdale, and Justin Lee of Tempe, as well as his younger brother Greg Lee of Tucson, his son-in-law Chuck Reardon of Albuquerque, his six beautiful grandchildren, countless nephews and nieces, extended family, and close friends.

Ross took great pride in his large family as well as his close friends, many of whom he kept in contact with since childhood. Known for his sarcastic sense of humor and razor-sharp wit, Ross also had a passion for politics, Elvis Presley, deep sea fishing in Rocky Point, classic cars, spending time with his grandchildren in Arizona and New Mexico, and of course, midnight runs to Dairy Queen.

Rosary and visitation will be this Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 4:30 p.m., followed by the funeral at 5:30 p.m., both to be held at Brophy College Preparatory Chapel at 4701 N. Central Ave in Phoenix. Reception will be held immediately after the funeral at 7:00 p.m., nearby at The Orchard at 7100 N. 12th Street, Phoenix. A private burial of close family will be held the following day on Friday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery at 2033 N. 48th Street in Phoenix.

Donations, in lieu of flowers, can be made in Ross’s name to Catholic Charities of Arizona or the American Diabetes Association.

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MABBITT, CHERI LYNN

Cheri Lynn (Hank) Mabbitt – 71, passed away on February 27, 2019 in Gilbert, Arizona. A memorial service will be held at Broadway Christian Church, located at 7335 E. Broadway Rd., Mesa, AZ at 10:00 am, Saturday, March 30, 2019. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 East Indian School Road, Phoenix.

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WEIDLER, CHARLES

Charles Weidler, 95, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on March 20, 2019.

Charles was born August 25, 1923 in Bowling Green, MO and moved to Phoenix in 1925. He attended Phoenix Union High School and met Audrey Scheid who he married on May 10, 1942.

Charles served in the Army 96th Infantry Division and fought in the Battle of Leyte. He also fought in Okinawa, the last battle of World War II, where he earned a Purple Heart and the Silver Star.

After the War, Charles resumed his career in finance with Cooper Weidler Acceptance. With the help of his wife Audrey, his business grew into a successful company.

Charles was active in St. Gregory’s and Blessed Sacrament Parishes in the Diocese of Phoenix. He was a Boy Scout Leader, member of Toastmasters and the Phoenix Catholic Cemetery Board.

Charles and Audrey enjoyed traveling with friends, especially trips when he flew his own plane.

Charles was preceded in death by his son Kenneth, granddaughter Erin and grandson Kevin.

He is survived by his wife Audrey of 76 years, his son Donald Weidler, daughters Penny Cahill, Barbara Grinstead, Gerry Smith (Dave), fourteen grandchildren and forty-one great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be on Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 6:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. with a Rosary at 7:00 P.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 East Indian School Road, Phoenix. Funeral Mass will be on Friday, March 29, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 11300 N 64th St, Scottsdale.

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FURLONG, ADAM LEE

Our Beloved Son and Brother, ADAM LEE FURLONG, age 33, went to be with the Lord, on March 14, 2019. He was born in Phoenix, Arizona on October 25, 1985.

He attended Desert Sage Elementary School, Hillcrest Middle School and graduated from Barry Goldwater High School. He had an Associate Degree in Civil Engineering and was currently employed by Uber in the Diamond Driver Support Team Department.

Adam loved the outdoors and whenever possible, he was hiking, biking or camping. His great passion and love for music was evident in his being a member of the drum core in the Barry Goldwater High School marching band. He also played bass guitar and music was always included in all of his outdoor activities. He had a very unique sense of humor and his love for family was fierce.

Adam was so loved and is survived by his parents Thomas Edward Sr. & Mary Frances Cooney, Robert Willis & Veronica Furlong, grandparents John Lee & Bonnie Rae Furlong, siblings Thomas Edward Jr. (T.J.), Cassidy Patrick, Melissa Elizabeth, Shelsy Laurean, Robert Lathan (Bobby)

nieces & nephews Emery Rayleen, Hunter Daniel, James Adrian-Richard, Althea Rose, aunts & uncles Chris & Sam Fierro, Mark D’Arcangelo, Margie D’Arcangelo, Carol & John Watson, Mindi Kraicinski, Jayne Venard, Dave & Jenny Furlong, Maureen Cooney, Nancy & Larry Taub, Paul & Jean Cooney, and so, so many loving cousins and other family members. He was preceded in death by grandparents James Adrian & Marian Patricia D’Arcangelo, Maurice Joseph & Jeanne Anne Cooney, aunt Carol Cooney, uncle Nick D’Arcangelo.

Visitation will be Sunday, March 24, 2019 from 5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. with Eulogies starting at 6:30 P.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Funeral services will be Monday, March 25, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at CalvaryPHX at 12612 N. Black Canyon Highway, Phoenix.

MAY YOU REST IN PEACE MY BEAUTIFUL BRIGHT LIGHT

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FRANK, HAROLD WAITE

Harold Waite Frank, 101 years, passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2019 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Dad was a wonderful, kind and patient man. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was born April 26, 1917, to John Samuel Frank and Grace Catherine Waite Frank in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He attended Oklahoma A&I University and studied electrical engineering at which he earned 7 professional engineering licenses. He served 4 years in the U.S. Coast Guard during WWII aboard the Steam Ship Russel H. Chittenden.

He and his wife were dairy, poultry, and citrus farm owners along with AKC and dachshund sellers and trainers for 5 years. He worked for WFLA Radio station for 5 years and then worked for WFLA-TV of Tampa, Florida for over 25 years. Harold was Chief Supervisor Engineer of the TV transmitter. He was a member of World Radio Broadcasting, V.F.W., American Legion, and Oklahoma A&I University Alumni. He and his wife, Hazel were members of the Camelback Church of Christ. He enjoyed hobbies namely: dog breeding and showing, Ham Radio for 70 years W4VCI, traveling the U.S.A., semi-professional photography, interior/exterior home design, real estate, and personal accounting.

He was preceded in death by his wife Hazel Estelle Frank, his daughter Carylin Estelle Frank, and brothers Richard and Charles Frank. He is survived by daughter Pamela Beth Forsyth (Paul), grandson Nathan Paul Forsyth, nieces Dana Frank, Barbara Joyce Burns, nephew James Frank (Linda), and numerous great-nieces and great-great-nieces and nephews.

Visitation and luncheon will be held on Sunday, March 24, 2019 from 11:15 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. Funeral service will follow at 12:30 P.M. at the West Olive Church of Christ, 10935 W. Olive, Peoria. The graveside service is going to be on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 10:30 A.M. at Valley of the Sun Cemetery, 10940 E. Chandler Heights Road, Chandler.

Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com

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TARKINGTON, BETTY JEAN

Betty Jean Tarkington passed away March 16, 2019 at the age of 92. She was the first of five children, born June 6, 1926 in Canton, Ohio to Arthur and Signer Formet. She is survived by her sons David and Steve Shroyer, three grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Services will be held Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 3:00 P.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix. Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com

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SHANAHAN, DANIEL FRANCIS

Daniel Francis Shanahan, M.D., 88, turned in a boarding pass for the last time on Friday, March 1 and flew home to his Heavenly Father.

Dan was born on April 24, 1930 to Dr. Daniel and Cecelia (Freeman) Shanahan in Waterbury, Connecticut. After graduating from Sacred Heart High School, he headed west to do his undergraduate work at the University of Arizona. He then pursued a medical degree at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. He interned at St. Joseph’s hospital in Phoenix and made two important decisions at that time. First, he would limit his future practice to dermatology, which fascinated him, and secondly, he came to love life in the Southwest and would become a “desert dweller”. He completed his residency at the University of Minnesota with a rotation at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. While in Minnesota, in order of importance he met his future wife and the love of his life, Lois Bartscher of St. Paul, and since he loved flying, he obtained a pilot’s license. His final step on the path to establishing family and career was his two years of service as a captain in the Air Force. He liked to stress that it was the United States Air Force.

It was time to get serious, and Dan did by starting a 40 year dermatology practice, which he loved, with offices in Phoenix and Sun City, AZ. He served on the Maricopa County Board of Health, the Maricopa County Medical Society and the boards of the Phoenix Dermatologic Society, the Sonoran Dermatological Society and the Pacific Dermatologic Association. He taught residents in the Good Samaritan Family Hospital Practice program and was often asked to speak at medical conferences. He provided care to the clergy and religious of the Diocese of Phoenix, the Mercy Clinic at St. Joseph Hospital, and the Little Sisters of the Poor, and he was a generous supporter of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Catholic education, and many charitable causes.

Daniel loved flying, cooking, and traveling. Feeling the responsibility of family, he abandoned the flying hobby along the way, explaining that he preferred “to be seen here, rather than in the hereafter”. He replaced flying with photography with some results that were quite good. He framed them for display in his office, although the exhibit was never opened to the public. He was a master chef whose sautéed chicken livers are the stuff of legend, and he hosted wonderful parties that were enjoyed by all (even the fondue parties, which frequently ended with emergency room trips to remove wayward fondue forks). Because Dan was an avid traveler, the family enjoyed many family vacations, including a fantastic Bicentennial trip in 1976. He was very proud of his Irish heritage, and one of his greatest enjoyments was taking his family to Ireland for an entire summer while he was on a sabbatical so they would feel their roots while he discovered his. He and Lois were lucky enough to find some quiet time for themselves.

His five fantastic children, four grandchildren of whom he was so proud, and wife Lois have each other for comfort. They are son Joseph Timothy (daughter Caitlin), daughter Dr. Catherine Mary Shanahan (a.k.a. Carrie), son Daniel Francis III (daughter Ceara), daughter Colleen Anne (husband Dr. Brian Bock, children Sean Thomas and Genevieve Catherine), and daughter Genevieve Cecelia Shanahan (husband Bryan Jackson). He is also survived by his brother, Dr. Richard Shanahan (wife Margaret) of Naugatuck, Connecticut and their five children (Dan’s nieces and nephew) and grandchildren, and by his brother-in-law, Lois J. Bartscher (wife Mary Frances) of Woodbury, Minnesota. Dan also leaves dozens of Irish cousins scattered throughout the U.S. who will doubtless have toasted him on St. Patrick’s Day.

The family is very grateful to the caregivers at Hospice of the Valley and to Paula, Dimitriou, Keisha, Stacey, Tanika, Dorian, and Ileana. A funeral service was held on March 18, 2019 at St. Theresa Catholic Church with private burial at St. Francis Cemetery. Tributes to honor Dr. Shanahan may be made to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul or the organization of your choice.

Dan was a quiet, generous, good-hearted man. Danny Boy, our hearts are broken – we love you so!

We can never thank you enough for your love and for the memories. Dan leaves us with this final thought to ponder: It’s not the cough that carries you off – it’s the coffin they carry you off in.

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BARROW, TIMOTHY A.

Following a battle with Alzheimer’s and cancer, Timothy A. Barrow, age 85, a resident at the Atria Residence in Sun City, left his loved ones on Saturday, March 16, 2019. Tim was born in Franklin, Pennsylvania January 30, 1934 to Charles and Julia (Henderson) Barrow. He moved to Arizona as a young boy and lived in many places in the Phoenix area including Litchfield Park, Scottsdale, Goodyear, and Sun City.

Tim attended school at Litchfield Park, New Mexico Military Institute and graduated from college with a degree in Political Science. Upon graduation he enlisted in the Army and served in West Germany. Upon returning to the United States, he became a bank trust officer and a Director at St. Joseph’s Hospital. In 1966 he was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives. During his term in the House, he sat on the Ways and Means Committee, was majority whip in 1969 and Speaker of the House in 1971. He was elected Mayor of Phoenix in 1973. Tim traveled the state extensively when he was the Race Commissioner, overseeing both horse and dog racing.

After retiring, Tim and Sharon, his wife of 22 years enjoyed traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Tim was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Cinda Weaver. He is survived by his wife Sharon, sons Todd of Ramona, California, Thomas of Las Vegas, Nevada, stepsons Dennis of Kalispell, Montana, Rick of Great Falls, Montana, daughters Sandra and Susan of Scottsdale, Sheryl of Phoenix, step-daughters Debra of Pasco, Washington, and Dee of Seattle Washington, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. with the funeral service at 11:00 A.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix.  Burial will follow at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, 270 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix.

In lieu of flowers, donations to can be made to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Association.  Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com

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BARROW, TIMOTHY A.

Following a battle with Alzheimer’s and cancer, Timothy A. Barrow, age 85, a resident at the Atria Residence in Sun City, left his loved ones on Saturday, March 16, 2019. Tim was born in Franklin, Pennsylvania January 30, 1934 to Charles and Julia (Henderson) Barrow. He moved to Arizona as a young boy and lived in many places in the Phoenix area including Litchfield Park, Scottsdale, Goodyear, and Sun City.

Tim attended school at Litchfield Park, New Mexico Military Institute and graduated from college with a degree in Political Science. Upon graduation he enlisted in the Army and served in West Germany. Upon returning to the United States, he became a bank trust officer and a Director at St. Joseph’s Hospital. In 1966 he was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives. During his term in the House, he sat on the Ways and Means Committee, was majority whip in 1969 and Speaker of the House in 1971. He was elected Mayor of Phoenix in 1973. Tim traveled the state extensively when he was the Race Commissioner, overseeing both horse and dog racing.

After retiring, Tim and Sharon, his wife of 22 years enjoyed traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Tim was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Cinda Weaver. He is survived by his wife Sharon, sons Todd of Ramona, California, Thomas of Las Vegas, Nevada, stepsons Dennis of Kalispell, Montana, Rick of Great Falls, Montana, daughters Sandra and Susan of Scottsdale, Sheryl of Phoenix, step-daughters Debra of Pasco, Washington, and Dee of Seattle Washington, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. with the funeral service at 11:00 A.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix.  Burial will follow at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, 270 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix.

In lieu of flowers, donations to can be made to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Association.  Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com

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QUICK, JR., GLENN ERMAN

Glenn Erman Quick, Jr., of Phoenix, passed away March 18, 2019. He was born in Phoenix on October 13, 1936 to Glenn and Cleo Quick. Glenn was their only child. He attended Kenilworth Grammar School and then West Phoenix High. He graduated from University of California at Berkley with a B.S. degree in Business Administration and Agricultural Economics (Cum Laude) (1959).

After serving in Germany in the Air Force Reserve his first job was to join his father in their family’s business which was founded by his great grandfather in 1922; Quick Seed and Feed. The company continued on and by 1974 he took over his dad’s place as President. Eventually, the company changed its name to Quick Grain Corporation.

Glenn was a wonderful husband to Penelope (Penny), a father to four children, Glenn III (d), Julia (d), Jeanne (d) and Christopher, Step-father to Amanda Kass (Jonathan), Ryan Hart and loving grandpa to Jayden and Jonah Kass.

Glenn was known for his love of life. His activities listed: the Phoenix Men’s Art Council (President), the Phoenix Symphony (Director), Compas (Vice President and Director) the Heard Museum (Trustee), and the Phoenix Chamber Music Society. He was proud to belong to the Young President’s Organization/YPO (1976-1987), (Chairman 1985) the Arizona President’s Organization/APO, the World Presidents Association/WPO, and the Chiefs Executives Organization/CEO.

He was a friend to all and loved life. His generosity touched everyone he knew. He will be sadly missed. Graveside service will be held at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, 719 N. 27th Avenue, Phoenix, on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. The Quick family requests that in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Glenn’s name to Canine Companions for Independence at www.cci.org/donate

Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com

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QUICK, JR., GLENN ERMAN

Glenn Erman Quick, Jr., of Phoenix, passed away March 18, 2019. He was born in Phoenix on October 13, 1936 to Glenn and Cleo Quick. Glenn was their only child. He attended Kenilworth Grammar School and then West Phoenix High. He graduated from University of California at Berkley with a B.S. degree in Business Administration and Agricultural Economics (Cum Laude) (1959).

After serving in Germany in the Air Force Reserve his first job was to join his father in their family’s business which was founded by his great grandfather in 1922; Quick Seed and Feed. The company continued on and by 1974 he took over his dad’s place as President. Eventually, the company changed its name to Quick Grain Corporation.

Glenn was a wonderful husband to Penelope (Penny), a father to four children, Glenn III (d), Julia (d), Jeanne (d) and Christopher, Step-father to Amanda Kass (Jonathan), Ryan Hart and loving grandpa to Jayden and Jonah Kass.

Glenn was known for his love of life. His activities listed: the Phoenix Men’s Art Council (President), the Phoenix Symphony (Director), Compas (Vice President and Director) the Heard Museum (Trustee), and the Phoenix Chamber Music Society. He was proud to belong to the Young President’s Organization/YPO (1976-1987), (Chairman 1985) the Arizona President’s Organization/APO, the World Presidents Association/WPO, and the Chiefs Executives Organization/CEO.

He was a friend to all and loved life. His generosity touched everyone he knew. He will be sadly missed. Graveside service will be held at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, 719 N. 27th Avenue, Phoenix, on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. The Quick family requests that in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Glenn’s name to Canine Companions for Independence at www.cci.org/donate

Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com

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ISAACSON, MARION LENORE

Marion Lenore Isaacson passed away peacefully at the age of 89 on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Lenore was born on August 15, 1929 in Phoenix, Arizona. She graduated from Phoenix Union High School and worked in women’s fashion. She was preceded in death by her husband Bill, her parents Selma and Michael Atrich, and her sister Rosemary Hemphill. Lenore married the love of her life, William Isaacson, in December 1967. She had a true passion for the card game Bridge. She belonged to various bridge groups and would play 2-3 times a week. Besides bridge, she loved to play the organ, cook and entertain large groups of friends and family. She was always there for everyone and willing to lend a helping hand or help them through rough times. She is loved and admired by so many surviving family members and friends. Quite simply, she was one-of-a-kind. Memorial Service will be held at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 10:30 A.M. Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com

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WOMBOLDT, KENNETH

A devout Roman Catholic left us on March 13, 2019 to go home to Heaven and be with the Lord. Ken was born on May 19, 1945 in Cambridge Massachusetts. He dedicated over 40 years of his life taking care of countless patients as a Registered Nurse. Ken was also known as having the best green thumb, as he could make anything grow. He loved everyone that came into his life. His kind hearted mannerisms and ways were felt by all who were blessed to meet him. His eyes and smile would light up the room. Ken never judged which is why he has touched the lives of so many.

When Ken moved to Arizona in the early 80’s, he continued his career as a registered nurse. On February 6, 1983 Ken was blessed with his only child Adam Christopher Womboldt. Ken was a loving and dearly devoted father to Adam. He was also just as loving and devoted to his daughter in law Jessica Lee. On September 1st 2012, Ken was blessed with his most prized title “Papa” by his grandson Logan Lee Womboldt.

Ken will be dearly missed, especially by his faithful companion his dog Paris, his extended family and longtime friend Jeff Downey. We were all blessed to have Ken in our lives when he was here with us. We will continue to be blessed as Ken is now watching over us, protecting us and most importantly loving us from heaven.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. with a Scripture Service at 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix.

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CORSARO, JAMES VINCENT

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James Vincent Corsaro, 75 of Mesa, Arizona, passed away March 8, 2019 in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Born to Vincent and Mary (Menster) Corsaro on November 6, 1943 in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.  Survived by his son John A. Davis, NM.  A Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2019 from 5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. with a Rosary at 7:00 P.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix.  Funeral Mass will be on Friday, March 15, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Daniel the Prophet Catholic Church, 1030 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale. Burial to follow at Green Acres Cemetery, 401 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale.

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DESCHENES, CONSTANCE (CONNIE) LUCIENNE MARIE

Constance “Connie” Lucienne Marie Deschenes was born in Salem, MA., on December 27, 1926, and passed away on March 6, 2019 at the age of 92. Connie was married to the late Donald Conrad Johnson on June 23, 1950. She was the daughter of Ernest and Emma Deschenes and sister of the late Vivian Letourneau (Roger), late Richard Deschenes (Lucy), late Robert Deschenes (Carol), and late Jerry Deschenes. She was the mother of 6 children: Donna Possehn (Dennis), Linda Johnson, Nancy White (Clark), Glen Johnson, the late Susan Senini (late Mark Senini), and Neal Johnson. Connie was the grandmother of 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

She graduated from Salem High School in 1944 and from nursing school 3 years later. She worked as a registered nurse in Salem, MA, Los Angeles, CA, and Sarasota, FL. While in Los Angeles, she worked at the LA County General Hospital, a 5,000-bed hospital, treating polio patients in iron lung machines. Her desire to travel led eventually to her joining the Army, where she worked at the William Beaumont Hospital across from Fort Bliss, TX. There she met and married Donald Johnson, both lieutenants at the time. They were married for 35 years. They traveled and live in Germany, MA, TX, OK, AK and AZ. She went back to work in Yuma, AZ at the Yuma Regional Medical Center where she became supervisor of her medical floor. She retired in 1988.

Connie did many activities with her family: camping, bowling, Girl Scout leader; later cruising and volunteering for Meals-on-Wheels. She loved watching sports, her favorite teams being the Boston Celtics, New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, Phoenix Suns and the Arizona Diamondbacks.

She loved her grandchildren: raising, helping, visiting, and traveling with them. She was the backbone of our family – – thoughtful, kind, dependable, and generous to a fault – – admired by all who met her. She will forever be remembered and missed so much by all of us.

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Sargent, Grant P – – U.S. Army

Born Monday, May 25, 1931 to Grant E. and Anne Sargent, in Seattle, WA; died on Friday, March 8, 2019 in Phoenix, AZ. Grant was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Gloria Ramirez, Daughter Janine Dawley, son-in-law Kris Dawley, grandkids Cole & Megan Dawley, niece Annette Casselman, and dozens of extended family members and friends across the country.

Grant grew up in Seattle, WA and enjoyed old movies, bowling, reading, a good meal out and listening to music by Charlie Byrd, Duke Ellington, Perry Como, and his favorite, Frank Sinatra. Grant proudly served in the United States Army where he was stationed in Japan. He worked at Safeway while he got his degree at the University of Washington, and later built a career working at the Internal Revenue Service, retiring after over 40 years of service.

Grant had a big heart and was always available for friends and family. He especially enjoyed watching his great-nephew, Steven Cochran, play baseball and going to family gatherings, to which he brought his infamous homemade chocolate chip cookies and crab dip. To all he tips his hat and says “Columbo.”

A Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. with a Rosary Prayer at 7:00 P.M. on March 13, 2019 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix. A Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 4715 N Central Avenue, Phoenix. Burial will follow and he shall be laid to rest at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th Street, Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org

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Sargent, Grant P – – U.S. Army

Born Monday, May 25, 1931 to Grant E. and Anne Sargent, in Seattle, WA; died on Friday, March 8, 2019 in Phoenix, AZ. Grant was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Gloria Ramirez, Daughter Janine Dawley, son-in-law Kris Dawley, grandkids Cole & Megan Dawley, niece Annette Casselman, and dozens of extended family members and friends across the country.

Grant grew up in Seattle, WA and enjoyed old movies, bowling, reading, a good meal out and listening to music by Charlie Byrd, Duke Ellington, Perry Como, and his favorite, Frank Sinatra. Grant proudly served in the United States Army where he was stationed in Japan. He worked at Safeway while he got his degree at the University of Washington, and later built a career working at the Internal Revenue Service, retiring after over 40 years of service.

Grant had a big heart and was always available for friends and family. He especially enjoyed watching his great-nephew, Steven Cochran, play baseball and going to family gatherings, to which he brought his infamous homemade chocolate chip cookies and crab dip. To all he tips his hat and says “Columbo.”

A Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. with a Rosary Prayer at 7:00 P.M. on March 13, 2019 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix. A Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 4715 N Central Avenue, Phoenix. Burial will follow and he shall be laid to rest at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th Street, Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org

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QUERCIAGROSSA, KIM

Kim Querciagrossa, 47, of Phoenix, passed away on March 1, 2019. Kim is survived by her husband, David Querciagrossa, son, Lucas Querciagrossa, parents, Jack and Ann Lisiewski, and sister, Karen Lisiewski. Kim was a loving daughter, wife, mother and friend who will forever be remembered for her kindness, ever present smile and never ending positive outlook. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Saint Maria Goretti Catholic Church followed by interment at Paradise Memorial Gardens. A celebration of life will be open from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at The Clayton House in Scottsdale. In lieu of flowers please consider getting involved in, or donating to, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Arizona Man & Woman of the Year campaign organized in Kim’s honor. For more information, see pages.mwoy.org/az/az19/mcunningha

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BENN, JEAN

Jean Benn, 91, passed away on Monday, March 4 in Scottsdale. Jean was born in Lafayette, Indiana on June 6th, 1927, to George and Elsie Marshall Olliver. She was a proud graduate of Battleground High School and worked at Purdue University where she met her future husband, Keith Benn. They were married for over 52 years until his passing in 2002. Jean, Keith and their 3 children moved to Phoenix in 1958 and then settled into their lifelong home in 1959. For fun, she worked part-time at Diamond’s Thomas Mall/Park Central and retired from Dillard’s Park Central after over 25 years. Jean loved sports and was a longtime supporter of both Purdue and ASU sports programs. She also enjoyed bowling, bridge, BINGO, and video poker until her passing. Jean is survived by her son Bruce, daughter Barbara and husband Sam Ruddy, daughter Lisa and husband Bill Warner. Jean also has 6 grandchildren, Bryan (Candace), Sean (Laura), Devin (Shannon) and Colton (Catherine) Ruddy, Keith Warner and Carolyn (Joe) Lewton along with 5 ½ great – grandchildren. A celebration of her life is being scheduled. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you please reach out to: Kidneyfund.org. For further information and to express condolences please go to www.whitneymurphyfuneral home.com

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McCOY, SUZANNA R.

Suzanna R. McCoy went to be with our Lord on February 27, 2019, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Suzanna was born on February 20, 1940 in Phoenix, Arizona. She worked for Motorola and Kurta before becoming a homemaker. She is survived by her three children, Roy McCoy, Jr., Judy McCoy-Chavira (Sam), and Denise McCoy-Traslaviña (Ray), brother, Albert Cruz, Jr. and sister, Della Quihuis (Lionel). She has four grandchildren, one great grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews. Suzanna was preceded in death by her husband, Roy McCoy, Sr., parents, Albert Cruz, Sr. and Theresa Cruz, and sisters, Francis Baca and Erlinda Duarte.

Visitation will be from 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. with a Rosary at 7:00 P.M. on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, Arizona. Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, March 11, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. at Saint Mary’s Basilica, 231 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com

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MCNALLY, DANIEL P.

Daniel P. McNally (Big D), 67, passed away on March 1, 2019, in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was born on September 12, 1951, in Phoenix, Arizona. He is preceded in death by his parents, Evelyn Hagar and Francis McNally, step-father Jack Hagar, brothers Jerry, Michael and Brian and nephew Stephen Welch. He is survived by sisters Patricia Welch, Joyce Betz (Charlie), Kathi Fees, Eileen McNally, Mary McNally, Joan Juwig, Maureen Hainlen (Jon), numerous nieces, nephews and his pet bird, Bonner.

Danny was an avid sports fan and loved his Arizona sport teams, especially the Arizona Cardinals. He was a season ticket holder from day one and rarely missed a game. To honor Danny’s love of his favorite team, the family is asking those attending the memorial to wear Cardinal gear or the color red. Memorial service will be held at 11:30 A.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 East Indian School Road, with visitation from 10:30 A.M.-11:30 A.M. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Gompers, 6601 N 27th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85017. Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com

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GURULE, SYLVIA IRENE

On Sunday, March 3, 2019, Sylvia Irene Gurule, wife, mother, nana, daughter and sister, passed away at the age of 74 years. Sylvia was born May 25, 1942, in Phoenix, Arizona. Sylvia will be forever remembered by her husband Lorenzo, her three sons, Lawrence (MarJean), Mark (Colleen), and Manuel (Genny), nine grandchildren, Michael (Johanna), Markus, Ryan (Lynette), Timothy (Stephanie), Zachary, Peyton, Kaitlyn, Jonathan and Tanner, eight great-grandchildren, Aidyn, Emilia, Maximus, Ryan, Elijah, Jayce, Henrik and Sophia. She is also survived by her brother Frank Camacho (Margie) and will be remembered by her nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. Sylvia was preceded in death by her parents Frank and Irene Camacho.

A Mass will be celebrated in memory of Sylvia on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 10:00 A.M., at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 4715 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ. Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com

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CHESTER, MARILYN ANTOINETTE

Marilyn Antoinette Chester peacefully passed to go home to the Lord on Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 at John C. Lincoln hospital. She was surrounded by three of her nieces, Katherine (Kathy) Kegel, Dorothy Hrenchir, and Lynda Hilton.

Born in Prescott, AZ on March 25, 1939, Marilyn lived 79 beautiful years. She found love and married William (Bill) Chester on August 29, 1980. They were blessed with two children, (Robert) Eddie Chester and Maria Elizabeth Chester, finally making their family complete. Family and faith were the foundation of Marilyn’s life. She was a devoted mother, wife, sister, daughter, aunt, and friend, becoming a mentor to many. She had a passion for helping others and saw the beauty in every living soul. She had a special place in her heart for the four-legged, furry variety, and because she couldn’t house them all, made a point to deliver food regularly to shelters in Rocky Point. While she loved her career of 27 years at Valley National Bank, she truly loved to spend time in Puerto Peñasco. She became a part of the culture and people and the beach became her place of solace and restoration. With every visit, came families to spend time with her that she adopted as her own. She and Bill dedicated themselves to help support these families with food, education, and work. Marilyn wanted to save everyone and made it her mission to be a rock for anyone in need.

Marilyn leaves behind her husband of 38 years, Bill, her two children, Eddie and Maria, her grandchild Nohea William, a second grandchild due in August, Jasmine Marilyn, three nieces, a nephew, and ten great nieces and nephews and their numerous children. Her generosity and the honest love she provided has left them with memories to treasure, share, and emulate.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Leslie Henry Childers and Antoinette (Taylor) Childers, and her sister, Theresa Marie (Childers) Rote. Jesus said, “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also” (John 14: 1-3). Together again, they are at peace and wait to be reunited with us. As her loved ones left behind wait for that reunion with aching hearts, know that her arms are around us all as she now sleeps with the angels.

Visitation will be held Friday, March 8, 2019 5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, with a Memorial Service at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at St. John of the Desert, 3718 E. Greenway Rd., Phoenix, and followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, should you wish to make a donation, Marilyn would be pleased to have you donate to: Rocky Point Animal Adoption Center or Home Fur Good

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PURCELL, MARGARET MARY

Margaret Mary “Mollie” Purcell, formerly of Scottsdale, AZ and New York City, died peacefully on March 3 at Sunrise of Gilbert, Gilbert, AZ. Born in Reading, PA, Mollie was the daughter of the late John and Katherine (Garrigan) Purcell. She was a 1961 graduate of Central Catholic High School, Reading.

Mollie’s trailblazing career took her from the local rock’n’roll station to network television sales at ABC and Fox in New York. As a woman in a male-dominated profession, she rose to the top, thanks to her quick wit, tenacity and uncompromising integrity. She was a consummate professional who earned the admiration and respect of all who worked with her. In 1986, Mollie was featured in an article in Cosmopolitan magazine recognizing successful women in media sales. The following year, Advertising Age magazine featured her in their article, “The Best and Brightest”. In her retirement, she was an avid golfer and volunteered at ASU, the Phoenix Zoo, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Scottsdale and Scottsdale Shea Hospital.

Mollie had a passion for travel, from safaris to cultural tours. She explored many countries in almost every continent.

Mollie was full of life and witty, with an infectious laugh. Her heart was boundless, and she was generous to all – our very own Auntie Mame. She loved all animals, but most especially her cats Katie, Maggie and Jack.

Mollie is survived by her sisters Mary L. Thren (Richard), Blandon, PA; Katherine Klick (Lawrence), Chandler, AZ; Nancy Purcell (Charlotte Fiorito), San Francisco, CA; and brother, William Purcell, Venice, FL and eight nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Julia Burke, and brothers John Purcell, Jr. and Joseph Purcell. In addition, Mollie was blessed with many friends, and cherished by Alice Darling, Barbara Ranta and Jerry Rusk, all of whom she considered family.

The family wishes to thank the loving staff at Sunrise of Gilbert, her Reminiscence caregivers, particularly Ruthie Vega, who made her laugh and showed her dignity, respect and affection.

A Celebration of Mollie’s Life will be held on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com

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BR. GUS WILLIAM SCHLOESSER, OSC

Br. Gus William Schloesser, osc

1941-2019

The Crosier Fathers and Brothers mourn the loss of our confrere. Br. Gus William Schloesser, osc, was born in Jordan, Minnesota, to John W. and Ida Rose (Bauer) Schloesser on May 23, 1941.

He died at the Banner University Medical Center in Phoenix on March 2, 2019. He was 77 years old.

He attended South St. Paul High School and Nazareth Hall Junior College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and earned a Pastoral Ministry Certificate from the College of St. Catherine, also in St. Paul.

Br. Gus, osc, joined the Crosiers as a novice in 1962 and made his first profession of vows March 19, 1963, in Hastings, Nebraska. He professed solemn vows in Onamia, Minnesota, in 1969.

His assignments and ministries centered around Crosier Religious Life as a member of the Crosier communities in Onamia, Hastings, Anoka, Shoreview and Phoenix, where he lived since 2004.

He served in many different capacities including director of food service for the Crosier Seminary in Onamia; director of the Christian Community Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana; associate vocation director and then province vocation director for the Crosiers; religious superior of the Crosier community in Shoreview; facilities director at Maryhill Retreat House in St. Paul; co-director of the Listening House in St. Paul; member of the Commission on Ministry for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis; Crosier alumni associate director; rector of the Crosier Generalate in Rome and facilities manager at Crosier Village in Phoenix. Br. Gus enjoyed volunteering at Huger Mercy Living Center and coordinating efforts to stock a food pantry at Roeser Senior Village Apartments, both in Phoenix.

Br. Gus is survived by his brothers Stan, Rod and Jack, his sister Doreen Yezek and their families; his Crosier confreres and numerous friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers Kenny and Terry and sister Geri.

Funeral services will begin with the Reception of the Body at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at the Priory Church of the Holy Cross Church at Crosier Village, 717 E. Southern Ave., Phoenix, Arizona 85040. Evening Prayer (Office of the Dead) will be prayed. Viewing of the Body will be from 4-6 p.m. with the Funeral Mass to begin at 6 p.m. A reception will immediately follow. A private burial at the Crosier Cemetery in Onamia, Minnesota, will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Crosier Fathers and Brothers, P.O. Box 90428, Phoenix, AZ 85066-0428.

Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com

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VEREMIS, DOROTHY

Dorothy Veremis, age 89, of Phoenix, AZ., danced her way to Heaven on Sunday, February 24th, 2019, with chocolate in one hand and her TV remote in the other. From her birth until her death, she nourished people around her with her love, her wonderful laugh, and cheerful demeanor. She was born in St. Louis, MO on December 9th, 1929 to Samuel (d) and Paraskevi Panos (d), who both immigrated from Megara, Greece. Dorothy had an older brother, Bill Panos,(d), whom she adored, and a younger sister, Mary Vangelos, who was also her best friend. She was a loving mother, sister, Yia Yia, Great Yia Yia, Aunt, and friend to many. Dorothy was raised in St. Louis and was very involved in the Greek community as well as the Greek Church.  She attended Soldan High School from 1944-1948, where she was voted Best Dancer. She also loved to travel and enjoyed it most when she was with her family, especially traveling to Greece or on one of her many road trips around the United States. She was a creative seamstress, knitter, and a perfectionist when it came to cutting the perfect baklava pieces.

She met her husband, Chris Veremis (d) in St. Louis and was married for 63 years until his passing three years ago. They were blessed to have two children, George Veremis and Patti (Spyro) Condos, who were raised in Southern California where Dorothy had a successful career with Billboard Magazine. After several years of enjoying the SoCal life, they decided to return to Phoenix where she resided until her passing. She worked for the Arizona Living Magazine before retiring so she could travel and most importantly enjoy her family. She absolutely adored her 6 grandchildren: Elena (Mark) Stignani, Demetra Condos (Steve Mohr), Alexa Condos, Georgette Condos, Reina (Tom) Allen, Patrick Reineck, and her 9 great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, should you wish to make a donation, Dorothy would be pleased to have you donate to: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 1973 E. Maryland Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85016.

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THEISEN, DORIS ANNA

Theisen, Doris Anna (nee Wetor) peacefully passed away on Monday, February 25, 2019 at the Sunrise Care Home in Paradise Valley, Arizona. Born on May 26, 1921, Doris lived 97 wonderful years. She was preceded in death by her parents Frank and Anna (Schneider) Wetor, her 4 brothers and 3 sisters and her beloved husband Melvin N. Theisen in 2009. Both Melvin and Doris were born and grew up in Belgium and Dacada, Wisconsin respectively. They married in May of 1946 and moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1961.

In her early years Doris worked at the Allen Edmonds shoe factory. She had a heart of gold, was so outgoing toward people and loved music. She played accordion and organ and her talents ranged from church to polka to patriotic music. In recent years her passion was knitting baby hats for a local hospital maternity ward. She will be missed by many nieces and nephews.

A Visitation will be held Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M., at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Following visitation a Catholic Mass will be celebrated at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 5045 E. Thomas Road at 11:30 A.M. on Thursday, March 7, 2019. Immediately following Mass the entombment will take place at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleum, in the Resurrection Mausoleum, at 2033 N. 48th Street.

Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfh.com

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TARAJCAK, VIRGINIA MAGDELINE

Virginia Magdeline Tarajcak, 91, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Beloved wife of late husband John Tarajcak, Virginia was a devoted mother of five children: Kathy Sutherland, Steve, Dan, Ricky and Vicki Giordani. She is survived by six grandchildren: David, Michelle, Danielle, Angela, Gianni and Giulio. She is also survived by two great-grandchildren Megan and Davey and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Virginia attended Maple Heights High School in Cleveland, Ohio, where she met John. They were married in 1947 and moved to Phoenix, Arizona to raise their family.

Virginia and John were passionate about spending time together at their cabin in Payson, Arizona. Surrounded by the beauty of nature, they shared many wonderful and loving memories there, often with family and friends. Virginia’s talent for arts and crafts and painting provided her with personal fulfillment and for several years, she shared her creative skills with children. As a devout member of the Catholic Church, Virginia was a tireless volunteer. She frequently helped out with special events and spent countless hours designing and arranging floral arrangements to adorn the alter.

Virginia’s kind soul and incredible strength touched many lives. She will be missed by all who knew her.

A Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 6:00 P.M. – 6:30 P.M., with a Memorial Service Immediately following at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, March 8, 2019 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 3801 E. Greenway Rd., Phoenix. The interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com

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TARAJCAK, VIRGINIA MAGDELINE

Virginia Magdeline Tarajcak, 91, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Beloved wife of late husband John Tarajcak, Virginia was a devoted mother of five children: Kathy Sutherland, Steve, Dan, Ricky and Vicki Giordani. She is survived by six grandchildren: David, Michelle, Danielle, Angela, Gianni and Giulio. She is also survived by two great-grandchildren Megan and Davey and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Virginia attended Maple Heights High School in Cleveland, Ohio, where she met John. They were married in 1947 and moved to Phoenix, Arizona to raise their family.

Virginia and John were passionate about spending time together at their cabin in Payson, Arizona. Surrounded by the beauty of nature, they shared many wonderful and loving memories there, often with family and friends. Virginia’s talent for arts and crafts and painting provided her with personal fulfillment and for several years, she shared her creative skills with children. As a devout member of the Catholic Church, Virginia was a tireless volunteer. She frequently helped out with special events and spent countless hours designing and arranging floral arrangements to adorn the alter.

Virginia’s kind soul and incredible strength touched many lives. She will be missed by all who knew her.

A Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 6:00 P.M. – 6:30 P.M., with a Memorial Service Immediately following at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, March 8, 2019 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 3801 E. Greenway Rd., Phoenix. The interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com

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SNIDER-STEVENSON, WINNIE

Winnie Snider-Stevenson, 95, left us peacefully to go home to the Lord on Monday, February 25, 2019. She was surrounded by her son, Doug and her grandchildren, Kaitlyn & William at the time of her passing, at Doug & Kathys’ home in Mesa, Arizona.

Winnie’s grandchildren, great-grandchildren & great-great grandchildren were her greatest blessing. She loved them the most & her eyes sparkled whenever any of them were around her.

Winnie was born on July 30, 1923 to Edith & George Spence, who came to America from Leicester England in 1906. She was the youngest of seven girls & had 1 younger brother.

She married William Leo Snider on October 17, 1942. After 50 years together, God called him home on April 18, 1993. Winnie & Bill had 6 children: Thomas Snider (Marilou), Gerald Snider (Connie), Dennis Snider (Pat), Debbie Richardson (Ron), Doug Snider (Kathy) and Denise Simpson (Mark).

On May 25, 2002 at the young age of 79, she married Kenneth A. Stevenson, age 84. She found true love twice in her lifetime. He brought with him 3 more children: Sheila Branch (Richard), Donna Phelps (Ken) and Kenny Stevenson (Vicki)

Winnie leaves behind her children & their spouses & 32 Grandchildren, 65 Great-Grandchildren & 5 Great-Great Grandchildren, with her 6th due in April.

She was a special lady who considered all 103 of them her very own, whether through blood or marriage!

Mom had a motto: You can get into our family, but you can never get out! Several of us married more than once and our first spouses were just as important to her as our current spouse. Mom created a unique family bond through each and every family member she let into the fold.

She was preceded in death by our Dad, William L. Snider & our Pops, Kenneth A. Stevenson, her parents, George & Edith Spence, 6 sisters: Evelyn Robison, Gladys Wenrich, Edith Fisher, Grace Korver, Dorothy Crane, Georgia Stevenson & 1 brother, Ralph Carlson, her great-grandson, Trevor Wynn, as well as several nephews.

We know she must have had an amazing reunion with all of them greeting her as she came up to the pearly gates of Heaven!

July 30, 1923 – February 25, 2019

I read something about how the date of your birth & your death don’t matter, that it’s the “dash” in between those dates that really count. Mom lived her “dash” better than most ever will. Thanks for all the love & kindness you gave to every person your life touched! We will love & cherish you for the rest of our lives. We love you Mom!

In lieu of flowers we know mom would love knowing donations were made to help find the cure for Parkinsons Disease as a tribute to her, to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

MICHAELJFOX.ORG

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SNIDER-STEVENSON, WINNIE

Winnie Snider-Stevenson, 95, left us peacefully to go home to the Lord on Monday, February 25, 2019. She was surrounded by her son, Doug and her grandchildren, Kaitlyn & William at the time of her passing, at Doug & Kathys’ home in Mesa, Arizona.

Winnie’s grandchildren, great-grandchildren & great-great grandchildren were her greatest blessing. She loved them the most & her eyes sparkled whenever any of them were around her.

Winnie was born on July 30, 1923 to Edith & George Spence, who came to America from Leicester England in 1906. She was the youngest of seven girls & had 1 younger brother.

She married William Leo Snider on October 17, 1942. After 50 years together, God called him home on April 18, 1993. Winnie & Bill had 6 children: Thomas Snider (Marilou), Gerald Snider (Connie), Dennis Snider (Pat), Debbie Richardson (Ron), Doug Snider (Kathy) and Denise Simpson (Mark).

On May 25, 2002 at the young age of 79, she married Kenneth A. Stevenson, age 84. She found true love twice in her lifetime. He brought with him 3 more children: Sheila Branch (Richard), Donna Phelps (Ken) and Kenny Stevenson (Vicki)

Winnie leaves behind her children & their spouses & 32 Grandchildren, 65 Great-Grandchildren & 5 Great-Great Grandchildren, with her 6th due in April.

She was a special lady who considered all 103 of them her very own, whether through blood or marriage!

Mom had a motto: You can get into our family, but you can never get out! Several of us married more than once and our first spouses were just as important to her as our current spouse. Mom created a unique family bond through each and every family member she let into the fold.

She was preceded in death by our Dad, William L. Snider & our Pops, Kenneth A. Stevenson, her parents, George & Edith Spence, 6 sisters: Evelyn Robison, Gladys Wenrich, Edith Fisher, Grace Korver, Dorothy Crane, Georgia Stevenson & 1 brother, Ralph Carlson, her great-grandson, Trevor Wynn, as well as several nephews.

We know she must have had an amazing reunion with all of them greeting her as she came up to the pearly gates of Heaven!

July 30, 1923 – February 25, 2019

I read something about how the date of your birth & your death don’t matter, that it’s the “dash” in between those dates that really count. Mom lived her “dash” better than most ever will. Thanks for all the love & kindness you gave to every person your life touched! We will love & cherish you for the rest of our lives. We love you Mom!

In lieu of flowers we know mom would love knowing donations were made to help find the cure for Parkinsons Disease as a tribute to her, to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

MICHAELJFOX.ORG

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SUSIE, TERESA

Phoenix – Teresa “Terry” Vicuna Susie began her new adventure February 6, 2019 due to complications of dementia. Mom and her identical twin sister Emma were born May 18, 1924 in Santiago, Chile. School days were spent in the city, but summers were spent on her grandfather’s successful thoroughbred stud farm in Temuco, Chile, where mom became an accomplished equestrian. As a young woman she came to the United States to attend college in Greely, Colorado. Upon her return to Chile, she met and married her “mine boy” Hal F. Susie. Returning to the States in 1956, the family moved to several different states. While in Santa Fe, NM, mom proudly became a U.S. citizen on Dec. 15, 1964. The family settled in Phoenix in 1966. Mom enjoyed golf (member of Wigwam Country Club), and was an avid bridge player. Always ready for fun, she could start a party where there wasn’t one -and how she loved to dance (and her scotch!)! Preceded in death by her husband Hal, sister Emma Galuska, brothers Hector and Edwardo Vicuna. Survived by her children John Susie (Valerie), Jackie Susie, Carolyn Sullivan (Michael), Marianne Burton (Lee), granddaughter Lesley Susie, and many nieces, nephews, grand and great nieces and nephews. Casual Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday, March 20, 4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M., at Valley Polo & Riding Club, 2530 N. 64th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85257. For detailed directions to the venue, please visit terry24fan@gmail.com. Donations may be made to The Salvation Army, 2702 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85034. Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfh.com

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ARAAS, JOAN

Born on February 9, 1929, Joan Araas passed away peacefully on February 21, 2019 at the age of 90.  Joan grew up in Oklahoma and moved to Casper, Wyoming as a young woman to work for Skelly Oil Company.  There, she met the love of her life, Ken Araas, who preceded her in death in 1988.  They were married and spent many happy years working together, as well as raising a family.  She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend and will be deeply missed.  She was a devout Catholic and always made time to help others and extend a warm smile and a kind word. She created beautiful needlework, was an avid bridge player and enjoyed sports of all kinds.  She enriched the lives of all who were blessed to know her and we are so grateful to have shared her life.

Joan is survived by her three children, Diane Thorn and husband, Scott; David Araas and wife, Patti; and Jim Araas and wife, Susan; her four grandchildren, Chris Costantino, Mandy Araas, Mark Araas and Kristin Hines (Steven).  Joan is also survived by her sister, Jean Chilton.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Ken Araas, second husband, Dan Price, mother and father, sister Marilyn Molloy and brother Jim Molloy. A Rosary will be held at 2:30 P.M., with a Funeral Mass at 3:00 P.M. at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church at the Franciscan Renewal Center on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix, 4309 E Belleview St. Bldg 14, Phoenix, AZ  85008. Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com

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