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CIKLER, ANNIE MARIE

In loving memory of Annie Marie Cikler, who is survived by her son Jeff Cikler and her two grand-children Brooklyn & Tristan who were her world and delight in her life. Annie was a woman with the biggest heart in the world and loved nothing more than family. She was born in Hollywood, CA on August 2, 1949 and lost her battle with cancer on June 27, 2018. A Memorial Mass will be held at 1:30 P.M. on Friday, July 20, 2018 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 2312 E. Campbell Avenue in Phoenix. A reception and gathering will immediately follow in the hall at the church to honor her life. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Ann Cikler Memorial Fund at any Wells Fargo bank to Acct. #1197084328. Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com

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SESMA, ALICE B.

Alice B. Sesma passed away comfortably on July 6, 2018. She is survived by her beloved husband Paul Sesma (Ses), daughters Kimberlee Obeso and Georgina Obeso (Lionel), along with her 8 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 6 sisters, 2 brothers and many beloved family and friends. Alice is preceded in death by her parents and 2 siblings.

Alice is known for being a hard worker, having a green thumb, and love for her winning scratch tickets. She was the life of the party and full of love and laughter. Alice adored all and all adored her. She will be missed by many including the endless love she shared with her husband Paul until the very end. Her kindness and generosity will carry on in our hearts forever.

A Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. with Funeral Service at 11:00 A.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com

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SESMA, ALICE B.

Alice B. Sesma passed away comfortably on July 6, 2018. She is survived by her beloved husband Paul Sesma (Ses), daughters Kimberlee Obeso and Georgina Obeso (Lionel), along with her 8 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 6 sisters, 2 brothers and many beloved family and friends. Alice is preceded in death by her parents and 2 siblings.

Alice is known for being a hard worker, having a green thumb, and love for her winning scratch tickets. She was the life of the party and full of love and laughter. Alice adored all and all adored her. She will be missed by many including the endless love she shared with her husband Paul until the very end. Her kindness and generosity will carry on in our hearts forever.

A Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. with Funeral Service at 11:00 A.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com

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CONKLE, VIRGINIA NORTHROP

Virginia was born February 3, 1915 in Globe, Arizona. Her proud parents, Father; Edward W. Hargett, Mother; Mary F. Hargett. They lived on a homestead in Six Shooter Canyon in Globe. She had quite a few older brothers and sisters and soon thereafter, there were two younger brothers born. She had a happy childhood. She learned to play the piano quite young and when they would have visitor’s her father would ask her to play the piano for them. She had 5 brothers and 6 sisters who preceded her in death. She was married to Chesley “Chet” A. Northrop in 1936 in Lordsberg, New Mexico. They were happily married for 46 years, he passed away in 1982. They had 4 children, Virginia H. Brown (Dolly), in Phoenix, Chesley A. Northrop Jr. (Sonny), in Surprise, Chet and her decided to change her nickname to Butch after she got a little older; Cheslene Bledsoe, in Goodyear and Norma Lee Lowas, in Florida. She had 18 grand-children, 20 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great grandchildren. She remarried in 1986 to Tommy J. Conkle. He passed away in 2010, they had no children. A Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 9:00 A.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road in Phoenix with the Scripture Service beginning at 10:00 A.M. Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com

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CONKLE, VIRGINIA NORTHROP

Virginia was born February 3, 1915 in Globe, Arizona. Her proud parents, Father; Edward W. Hargett, Mother; Mary F. Hargett. They lived on a homestead in Six Shooter Canyon in Globe. She had quite a few older brothers and sisters and soon thereafter, there were two younger brothers born. She had a happy childhood. She learned to play the piano quite young and when they would have visitor’s her father would ask her to play the piano for them. She had 5 brothers and 6 sisters who preceded her in death. She was married to Chesley “Chet” A. Northrop in 1936 in Lordsberg, New Mexico. They were happily married for 46 years, he passed away in 1982. They had 4 children, Virginia H. Brown (Dolly), in Phoenix, Chesley A. Northrop Jr. (Sonny), in Surprise, Chet and her decided to change her nickname to Butch after she got a little older; Cheslene Bledsoe, in Goodyear and Norma Lee Lowas, in Florida. She had 18 grand-children, 20 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great grandchildren. She remarried in 1986 to Tommy J. Conkle. He passed away in 2010, they had no children. A Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 9:00 A.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road in Phoenix with the Scripture Service beginning at 10:00 A.M. Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com

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MANGONE, MICHAEL G.

Michael G. Mangone, aged 23, passed away on July 8, 2018 in Phoenix, AZ. Michael is survived by his parents, Joe and Theda, sisters, Elizabeth and Emily, his favorite dog, Buddy, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Michael was born in Scottsdale and graduated from Arcadia High School. Michael was always an athlete and his passion was basketball. He played for the Arcadia varsity team and multiple club teams. He was an outstanding basketball player, earning multiple MVP awards. Everyone knew Michael for his infectious personality and ability to light up a room. He was larger than life, a friend to everyone he met, and will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him.

The Visitation will be held from 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 East Indian School Road, Phoenix. The Funeral Mass will be held at the Arch Diocese of Denver Mortuary at Mount Olivet Cemetery, 12801 West 44th Avenue, Wheat Ridge, CO at 11:30 A.M on Monday, July 16, 2018. A visitation will precede Mass at 10:30 A.M. The interment will follow Mass at the Mount Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the OCJ Kids Foundation at www.ocjkids.org/cowboy-camp/ with fund directed to the cowboy camp.

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STEVENS, ROBERT M.

In Memorial

Robert M. Stevens passed away unexpectedly at the age of 49. Rob was the proud son of Rosalee and Bob Stevens, and beloved brother of Jeff (Helen) and John (Patty). He graduated from St Thomas the Apostle Elementary School and Gerard Catholic High School. Although Rob had several jobs in retail, he always gravitated toward his true passion which was working with cars. Most recently, Rob was a proud and loyal member of the Berge Ford family, where he always had a kind word for his coworkers. Despite his challenges, Rob had a big smile, a desire to help others in need, and a penchant to escape for a weekend to the White Mountains. He was the primary caretaker for his parents as their health deteriorated, and could often be seen helping them with shopping, eating lunch, or laughing at his dad’s jokes. After their passing, Rob continued to live a life of happiness, independence and friendship with his brothers. He is gone too soon, and will be forever missed. A Catholic Scripture Service will be held on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, with the family greeting friends from 5:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. Burial at St. Francis Cemetery will be Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 9:00 A.M. Robert loved animals, so the family requests any donation of remembrance may be made to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com

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STEVENS, ROBERT M.

In Memorial

Robert M. Stevens passed away unexpectedly at the age of 49. Rob was the proud son of Rosalee and Bob Stevens, and beloved brother of Jeff (Helen) and John (Patty). He graduated from St Thomas the Apostle Elementary School and Gerard Catholic High School. Although Rob had several jobs in retail, he always gravitated toward his true passion which was working with cars. Most recently, Rob was a proud and loyal member of the Berge Ford family, where he always had a kind word for his coworkers. Despite his challenges, Rob had a big smile, a desire to help others in need, and a penchant to escape for a weekend to the White Mountains. He was the primary caretaker for his parents as their health deteriorated, and could often be seen helping them with shopping, eating lunch, or laughing at his dad’s jokes. After their passing, Rob continued to live a life of happiness, independence and friendship with his brothers. He is gone too soon, and will be forever missed. A Catholic Scripture Service will be held on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, with the family greeting friends from 5:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. Burial at St. Francis Cemetery will be Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 9:00 A.M. Robert loved animals, so the family requests any donation of remembrance may be made to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com

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COATES, FREDERICK “FRED” ALLEN

Frederick “Fred” Allen Coates, 71, of Phoenix passed away Friday, July 6, 2018, in Gilbert, AZ. He was born on February 18,1947 in Chicago, Illinois to James and Elizabeth Coates. Fred was a U.S. Army Veteran. He joined the Army shortly after graduating from Lew Wallace High School in Gary, Indiana. While serving he received a National Defense Service medal, Sharp Shooter Badge and Marksman Badge. Fred worked for US Steel in Indiana. In 1971, he moved to Arizona where he was employed by Marathon Steel as a Foreman for 17 years. He went on to work for Central High School as a Grounds Keeper until he retired. On June 21, 1978, he married his soulmate, Bertha (Bertie). Fred was a loving and caring family man who had a zest for life. He enjoyed spending time with his kids, grandkids and great grandkids. He loved hunting, fishing and was a huge Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears, Chicago Bulls and Norte Dame fan. Fred was very involved in the community. He was a volunteer member of the Luke – Greenway American Legion Post No. 1 for many years and served as an Executive Board Member, Senior Vice Commander and Junior Vice Commander. He received many awards and commendations for his volunteerism to include the Legionnaire of The Year Award in 2009. Fred is preceded in death by his parents, James and Elizabeth Coates; and brothers James, Joseph, Robert, Thomas and William Coates; and sisters Laura Roszkowiak, Irene Douglas and Jean Fabian. He is survived by his wife Bertie of 40 years; his children Margaret Lopez, Natalie Benitez, Daniel Benitez, Terri Arenas and John Benitez; son-in-law Ramon “Ray” Arenas; as well as 13 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Fred leaves behind a brother, Charles Coates, sisters Laverne Gabriel and Dolores Carr and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. He will be sadly missed by everyone, including his canine companion, Pipa. Fred will be remembered for his unconditional love and devotion to his family, his patriotism, integrity, and his courageous will to fight til the end. Visitation and Service will be on Friday, July 13, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Whitney and Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ. Interment will follow at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix, AZ. Join us for a celebration of Fred’s Life following the interment at the Luke-Greenway American Legion Post No. 1, 364 N 7th Ave., Phoenix, AZ.

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COATES, FREDERICK “FRED” ALLEN

Frederick “Fred” Allen Coates, 71, of Phoenix passed away Friday, July 6, 2018, in Gilbert, AZ. He was born on February 18,1947 in Chicago, Illinois to James and Elizabeth Coates. Fred was a U.S. Army Veteran. He joined the Army shortly after graduating from Lew Wallace High School in Gary, Indiana. While serving he received a National Defense Service medal, Sharp Shooter Badge and Marksman Badge. Fred worked for US Steel in Indiana. In 1971, he moved to Arizona where he was employed by Marathon Steel as a Foreman for 17 years. He went on to work for Central High School as a Grounds Keeper until he retired. On June 21, 1978, he married his soulmate, Bertha (Bertie). Fred was a loving and caring family man who had a zest for life. He enjoyed spending time with his kids, grandkids and great grandkids. He loved hunting, fishing and was a huge Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears, Chicago Bulls and Norte Dame fan. Fred was very involved in the community. He was a volunteer member of the Luke – Greenway American Legion Post No. 1 for many years and served as an Executive Board Member, Senior Vice Commander and Junior Vice Commander. He received many awards and commendations for his volunteerism to include the Legionnaire of The Year Award in 2009. Fred is preceded in death by his parents, James and Elizabeth Coates; and brothers James, Joseph, Robert, Thomas and William Coates; and sisters Laura Roszkowiak, Irene Douglas and Jean Fabian. He is survived by his wife Bertie of 40 years; his children Margaret Lopez, Natalie Benitez, Daniel Benitez, Terri Arenas and John Benitez; son-in-law Ramon “Ray” Arenas; as well as 13 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Fred leaves behind a brother, Charles Coates, sisters Laverne Gabriel and Dolores Carr and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. He will be sadly missed by everyone, including his canine companion, Pipa. Fred will be remembered for his unconditional love and devotion to his family, his patriotism, integrity, and his courageous will to fight til the end. Visitation and Service will be on Friday, July 13, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Whitney and Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ. Interment will follow at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix, AZ. Join us for a celebration of Fred’s Life following the interment at the Luke-Greenway American Legion Post No. 1, 364 N 7th Ave., Phoenix, AZ.

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HEIPLE, MILDRED

Midge Heiple, 92, died peacefully on July 6, 2018 at home with family. She was born in 1926 in Port Limon, Costa Rica and lived her early childhood in Banes, Cuba. As a teenager, she went to the Academy of the Sacred Heart in New Orleans and followed her only sister to Maryville College in St. Louis Missouri. Her early career was working for Purina Headquarters in the administration department where she became the interpreter for corporate written communications. She relinquished her British and Costa Rican citizenship to become a U.S. Citizen. In 1946 she married Don Heiple and moved to Arizona in 1951 for her health. They had 5 children; Pat Nochta (Jon), Tina Lockwood Stewart (Brent), James Heiple (deceased), John Heiple & Dave Heiple (Kathy); 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. She was dedicated to her Faith and Family and although greatly missed she is at peace in the hands of a loving God. Funeral services will be held at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road in Phoenix on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 4:00 P.M. Reception immediately following service. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Vincent de Paul, P.O. Box 3600, Phoenix, AZ 85002 or to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014. Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com

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HEIPLE, MILDRED

Midge Heiple, 92, died peacefully on July 6, 2018 at home with family. She was born in 1926 in Port Limon, Costa Rica and lived her early childhood in Banes, Cuba. As a teenager, she went to the Academy of the Sacred Heart in New Orleans and followed her only sister to Maryville College in St. Louis Missouri. Her early career was working for Purina Headquarters in the administration department where she became the interpreter for corporate written communications. She relinquished her British and Costa Rican citizenship to become a U.S. Citizen. In 1946 she married Don Heiple and moved to Arizona in 1951 for her health. They had 5 children; Pat Nochta (Jon), Tina Lockwood Stewart (Brent), James Heiple (deceased), John Heiple & Dave Heiple (Kathy); 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. She was dedicated to her Faith and Family and although greatly missed she is at peace in the hands of a loving God. Funeral services will be held at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road in Phoenix on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 4:00 P.M. Reception immediately following service. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Vincent de Paul, P.O. Box 3600, Phoenix, AZ 85002 or to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014. Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com

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MEZA JR., MANUEL

In Memorial

Meza Jr., Manuel, 78, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away on July 4, 2018. He is survived by sister Luisa, children Angela, Sylvia, Lorenzo, and Tamra, eleven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces. Visitation will be held from 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. with a Rosary at 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 East Indian School Road, Phoenix. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 6200 South Central Avenue in Phoenix at 10:00 A.M., on Thursday, July 12, 2018. Interment will follow mass at East Resthaven Park Cemetery, 4310 East Southern Avenue, Phoenix.

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WALSH, TIMOTHY JAY

Timothy Jay Walsh was born in Phoenix, Arizona, on October 12, 1940. Died at home July 6, 2018. Graduated St. Francis Xavier grade school (1954); Brophy College Prep (1958); Santa Clara University (1962). Worked at Walsh Bros. part time 1955 to 1962; full time 1962 to 2008. Rotary International member 1966 to 2015.

Predeceased by brother Richard Jr. 4/7/45; father, Richard Sr. 6/9/69; brother Peter 5/1/1985; mother, Nellie (Bradley) 1/14/95; sister, Jane Hebern 2/3/04.

Survived by nieces Sandy Bjorklund, Ricki Brannon (Mark), Terry Taber (Tom), Wendy James and Statia Whitis; nephews Richard J. Walsh III (Janet) and Peter B. Walsh Jr. (Karen); and 13 grand-nieces and nephews; as well as by cousins Debbie Blazer, David Lay, Bradley Lay (Leslie) and loved ones.

Friend of most he met. Loved a few deeply. Cared greatly for his fellow employees. Grateful to the many who assisted him in life.

ENJOYED the Upper East Verde, Payson and BEER.

Favorite saying, in good times and bad, “MORE FUN!”

Private services. Donations to Boy Scouts of America, Grand Canyon Council, 2969 N. Greenfield Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85016-7715.

The relatives of Timothy J. Walsh promised him we wouldn’t change a word of his self-drafted obituary. We are honoring his request here and only add that we loved our uncle very much and will miss him dearly.

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BOEHNER, JUDITH T.

Judith T. Boehner (Judy) passed away peacefully at the age of 72 on July 5, 2018 in Scottsdale, AZ. Judy was born September 13, 1945 in Amsterdam, New York to Ruth (Wilkinson) and Richard Turner. Judy enjoyed her early childhood in Amsterdam with her three younger sisters and both sets of grandparents within walking distance. The Turner family moved around for Rich’s work with General Electric, living in New York, Connecticut, Kentucky and Ohio. Judy attended Catholic schools for the majority of her education, graduating high school from Sacred Heart Academy in Louisville, Kentucky. She attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Math and Computer Science. Judy worked as a computer programer at IBM in Poughkeepsie, New York where she met her husband of 49 years, William (Bill) E. Boehner. Following an assignment in the Netherlands, Bill and Judy eventually settled in Saratoga, CA where they raised their two children, Bill and Nancy. In retirement Judy and Bill spent several years in Monterey, CA, but ultimately settled in Scottsdale, AZ at The Boulders in 2013. Judy was actively involved in her children’s lives and activities as they grew up, volunteered in her community and enjoyed tennis, running, and golfing with Bill. Her children and grandchildren were her pride and joy, and she loved spending as much time as possible with them. Judy had a great sense of humor, and brought warmth and happiness to those around her. Judy was well loved and will be dearly missed and remembered forever. Judy is survived by her husband, William E. Boehner of Scottsdale, AZ; her children, William D. Boehner (Kerry) of Pittsburgh, PA and Nancy B. Taylor (Donald) of San Jose, CA; and her grandchildren, Bill, Molly, and Tommy Boehner and Emma and Abbey Taylor. Judy is also survived by her three sisters, Kathleen Rovegno, Dianne Dunn (Ed), Nancy Klinke (Carl), and many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on July 12, 2018 at 10:30am at the Franciscan Renewal Center, 5802 E Lincoln Dr., Scottsdale, AZ with a reception to follow onsite. In lieu of flowers, contributions/donations can be made to the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Research Center, 10460 N. 92nd St., Suite 303

Scottsdale, AZ 85258 or 480-882-4703.

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GODBEHERE, JOE ANN

Loving grandmother Joe Ann Godbehere passed away at home early morning on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, from Leukemia. She was preceded in death by her husband James N. Godbehere and her daughter Sandra J. Phillips. She is survived by her sons Donald J. (Sheila) and Thomas E. (Carolyn), 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, her brother Edward and sister Beth. Also a very large extended family. Services will be held on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 9:00 A.M. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 5250 West Thunderbird Road, Glendale, AZ. Burial will follow at 11:00 A.M. at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona at 23029 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, AZ. Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com

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LOPEZ MENDEZ, JOSEFINO

Josefino Alberto Lopez Mendez “Beto” passed away on July 1, 2018 after a long battle with kidney disease and septicemia. Beto was born on December 20, 1952. Beto was preceded in death by his parents Federico and Esther Lopez and brothers Natalio and Serafin. Beto is survived by wife Kitty, daughters Margarita, Eva Maria de Jesus, Roberta, Odilia, Lourdes and Rocio. He is also survived by sons Alberto and Benjamin and brothers David, Sergio, Heraclio and Bonifacio. Beto spent his life as a Mariachi beginning in Plaza Garibaldi in Mexico City where he met his wife, ending in Phoenix, Arizona. Visitation will be on Thursday, July 5, 2018 from 5:00 P.M to 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 held on Friday, July 6, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1954 N. 24th Street in Phoenix. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery. The Lopez family cordially invites members of the mariachi community to attend all services.

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ZACHER, LORI ANN

Zacher, Lori, 45, of Phoenix passed away peacefully on July 1, 2018. She was born on August 12, 1972 in Omaha, Nebraska to Rollin and Ingrid Fickenscher. She attended Our Lady of Lourdes elementary school in Omaha alongside her brother Derek Fickenscher. She later went on to Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart where she graduated in 1990. An avid soccer player, gymnast, and track all-star, she was enshrined in the Duchesne Academy Hall of Fame for her athletic abilities. Legend has it that Duchesne was strictly an academic institution, until the advent of the speedster, “fast as a waterbug,” Lori Ann Fickenscher. Lori attended Creighton University in her native Omaha where she walked on to Creighton’s women’s soccer team and earned a scholarship. Wearing number eleven, Lori combined her gymnastic prowess with her soccer skills to popularize the flip-throw in, drawing an audience wherever she played. Lori contributed to Creighton’s most successful season in 1993 and graduated in 1994 with her bachelor’s degree in marketing. At Creighton, Lori met the love of her life Keith Gregory Zacher. Keith and Lori married in 1996 and made the most of their twenty-two years of passionate and dynamic marriage. Alongside her husband, Lori moved to Keith’s native Phoenix in 2002 to raise their family. The two have three beautiful children who were Lori’s true pride and joy–Matthew (b. 2000), Megan (b. 2001), and Thomas (b. 2006). Lori was considered a vibrant, active, and loving mother and friend to all who knew her. Never bashful or concealed, Lori opened herself up to each and every person she crossed paths with, and, as a result, has provided infinitely many with truly magical encounters and continuing connections. The generosity and energy of her spirit was unmatched, perhaps too frequently evidenced by her proclivity for dancing and singing with both friends dear and friends not yet made. No person was a stranger to Lori Ann Zacher: the life of our little Phoenician party. Never focused on herself and humbly committed to her role as a homemaker, Lori was brought to tears by the goodness and accomplishments of her children. Being mom to her three children will always be her most treasured purpose. Her son Matthew graduated from Brophy this spring and will attend his parents’ alma mater Creighton University in the fall, her daughter will be entering her junior year at Xavier, and her son Tommy moves on to the seventh grade next year at St. Theresa Catholic School. Unsurprisingly, Lori was a key player and contributor in each of these communities. Lori received the same fierce love that she effortlessly exuded and her sudden and tragic loss devastates many and shatters the core of our community. Her family and friends will never live the same. Lori is survived by husband, Keith (48), parents, Rollin (74) and Ingrid (68), sons, Matthew (18) and Thomas (12), daughter, Megan (16), brother, Derek (47), sisters-in-law, Julie, Lauren, and Kristin, brothers-in-law Rich, Michael, and Kevin, nephews, Daniel, John, Cole, Mark, Jacob, nieces, Catherine, Shannon, and Emily, uncles Kestutis, “Bernardo,” and David, countless cousins, and beloved (ish) dog Ringo. A Visitation and Rosary will be held from 6:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M., Monday, July 9, 2018 at Brophy Chapel, 4701 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 4715 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Family to Family Foundation at www.familytofamilyfoundation.org, a cause close to her son Matthew that provides scholarships for the impoverished youth he met in El Salvador on a school trip last summer. Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com

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GARR, NATALIE S.

Natalie S Garr passed away at the age of 94 on June 27, 2018 in her residence at the Acacia Health Center at Sagewood Senior Living Community in Phoenix, AZ. Having been a lifelong resident of New York and Connecticut, she moved to Arizona in 2016, to be closer to family. She was preceded in death by her brother, Lewis Schwalb and the two special men in her life: her former husband, Harry Garr and her long-time companion, Louis Goldstein. She is survived by her sister, Liz Jacobs, her step-son, Bennett Garr (Janet) and his daughter Emma Tillman, her nieces: Janet Schweder, Eileen Schwalb, Julie DuPree (Matt), and her nephew, Roy Jacobs (Gloria).

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RAYBOULD, IRENE R.

Irene Romero Raybould was born in Hayden, AZ in 1933 and joined the Lord on June 30th, 2018. She is survived by her three daughters Yolanda, Arlene and Yvonne. Her eleven grandchildren include Irene, Feliciano, Paul, Sirena, Alena, Cristina, Fernando, Anthony, Steban, Berlinda and Dena. She is also survived by her nineteen great grandchildren Alexavier, Zenaida, David, Julian, Dominique, Anavey, Adalina, Maria, Paul Jr, Annabelle, Lillyanna, Andrew, Sage, Kamui, Elysia, Arianna, Elijah, Adrian and Jason Jr. She is also survived by two sisters Carmen S. and Carol R. She is preceded by her six brothers Ramon, Felizardo, Armando, Arturo, Jose, Ignacio and her sister Margaret and her son Alfred M. Irene was very active throughout her life. She was a Blue Bird and a Girl Scout leader for many years and was very politically active. She was a professional singer and loved music. Irene was active with the Holy Family Parish when she lived in Phoenix. In her later years she volunteered as a teacher for English as a Second Language and citizenship classes with the Immaculate Conception Catholic Parish in Cottonwood. Her students loved her. She always stood up for the underdog. Irene retired from working retail from I.Magnin and later enjoyed working at Walmart in Cottonwood. A Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. with a Rosary prayer at 7:00 P.M., Thursday, July 5, 2018 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road in Phoenix. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M., Friday, July 6, 2018 at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1954 N. 24th Street in Phoenix. Burial will follow services at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery at 48th Street and Oak in Phoenix. Irene will be missed by all and may she rest in peace with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

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REICHENBERGER, ANDREW M.

Andrew Martin Reichenberger passed away June 23, 2018. He was born in Phoenix, Arizona on June 24, 1961. “Andy” attended Saint Agnes Elementary School and Camelback High School. He earned his Associate of Arts in Technology from DeVry University. Andy worked for Honeywell as a technician for nearly 20 years working on flight simulators. Andy was an avid carpenter and even built his dream home in North Phoenix. He was the kind of person that could fix or repair almost anything. Most recently he owned a Japanese restaurant in downtown Phoenix called “Yasda Bento.” His sons Eric and Aaron worked at the restaurant with him. Andy was an avid aviator for over 40 years. He was a member of the Arizona Soaring Association. Flying was one of Andy’s greatest passions. He even took his beloved dog “Parker” up with him in his airplane. Andy will be remembered for his amazing smile, warm heart, helpful spirit and his love of life! He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Andy is survived by his sons Eric and Aaron Reichenberger, sister Marcella Myers (Rance), and niece Mikayla Myers.

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STIER, JANICE

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

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PETERS, WALTER H.

Walter H. Peters, 78 years old, went to his eternal home on June 18, 2018. Pete, as his friends called him, was a loyal son, caring husband, loving father and grandfather, and generous friend. He enlisted and served faithfully as a United States Marine directly out of high school. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth (Beth), daughter Cherone, son Matthew, and four grandchildren-Janessa, Isaac, Helena and Philip. He leaves a legacy of a love for learning, history and reading. He was a great story teller, and his stories will be greatly missed. He wanted others to know of his love for his Lord and Savior and His amazing grace that was shown to him. An Honors Military Service and Interment will be held on Friday, July 6, 2018, at 9:30 A.M. at the National Memorial Cemetery, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd. in Phoenix. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, July 7, 2018, 11:00 A.M. at Church of the Valley, 4101 E. Shea Blvd., Phoenix.

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CARROLL, JOAN STEWART

Joan Stewart Carroll, 90, of Scottsdale, AZ formerly of Grand Beach, MI passed away on June 21, 2018 in Scottsdale, AZ. Sommerfeld Chapel – 15 N. Barton St., New Buffalo, MI has been entrusted with arrangements. Joan was born in Hammond, IN on November 9, 1927 to the late Malcolm and Edna (Bohling) Stewart. She loved all her family and friends, her evening glass of wine followed by Wheel of Fortune, playing solitaire on her iPad (admitting to cheating on occasions – hey she played to win), and watching golf every weekend. Going to the beach in Michigan and living the life in Arizona. All of this while trying to figure out how to use her cell phone. When asked, her philosophy on life, “Love each other”. She is survived by her children- Edward “Ted” Carroll of Calumet Township, IN, Nancy (Roger) Eghbali of Lowell, IN and Susan (Randy) Folts of Cave Creek, AZ; her grandchildren- Marjon, Bob, Lauren, Justin, Connor and Cody; great grandchildren- Myah, Nova and Maddie; and sister- Sally (Dick) Pavel of Hobart, IN. Joan is preceded in death by her husband Edward Carroll, Sr. on January 19, 2002; and her brother- Malcolm “Bill” Stewart.

A committal service celebrating Joan’s life will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 10:30 A.M. (EST) at Pine Grove Cemetery in New Buffalo, MI with Father Mike Hoffman officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Michiana Humane Society.

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FISHER, MARGARET LOUISE

Margaret (Marge) Louise Fisher entered eternal rest to meet her Lord and Savior and be reunited with her loved ones on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Phoenix, AZ. Marge was born on February 24, 1944, to Andrew and Mary Maschak in Johnstown, PA where she lived for 18 years before beginning her life in Phoenix, AZ. After completing her GED, Marge followed her passion and love for food and went on to pursue higher education with Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. Upon graduating, she was employed by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) as a chef and used her training to help teach those who were in most need of guidance and support. There she also met her husband, Dennis Fisher. After dating awhile, the two fell in love and were married on September 4, 2003. She retired from MCSO in 2003.

Marge not only loved to cook, but she also loved to paint and create. She loved to gather with her friends and daughter to laugh, talk, and paint beautiful pieces at the Tole Shop. Marge was also a devoted Catholic and very involved with her church, St. Simon and Jude Cathedral. Her favorite days were spent there worshiping and rejoicing the Lord with her closest friends and family. Marge is at last reunited with her oldest son, Michael Miller and she is reunited with her beloved husband, Dennis. Her surviving children, James Miller III, David Miller, and Pamela Young (Kent), her 3 step-children, her 7 grandchildren, 9 step-grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 2 step-great-grandchildren and her many friends who have become an extension of her family will miss her and her vibrancy greatly. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, June 29 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral, 6351 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix. Followed by the Committal Service at Holy Redeemer Cemetery, 23015 Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix. A celebration of Marge’s life will be held at 3151 W. Redfield Rd., Phoenix, following all services.

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PRICE, RICHARD LEROY

Richard Leroy (Dick) Price passed peacefully, Sunday June 17, 2018 surrounded by family members and loving caregivers. Richard, a proud Texan and always a Cowboy fan, was born December 28, 1923. He grew up in small cities and towns across the South. At 17, he struck out to make his fortune in the Pacific Northwest. After a short stint as a lumberjack, World War II broke out. Dick enlisted in the Air Force, serving and traveling all across the Pacific. After the war, Dick graduated from the University of Puget Sound in Washington. Working for Western Airlines, he met the love of his life, Muriel Maas. Together they began a family and pursued their careers. Richard worked 30 years for the Social Security Administration in California, Washington and Phoenix, AZ. A longtime member of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), he built and flew 3 of his own airplanes. Growing up the kids remember a wing stuffed under a sofa or a propeller hidden under the bed. A regular at Falcon Field, one could always find him working in the hanger or soaring over Four Peaks, he loved to fly. Murry and Dick enjoyed traveling, the ocean and sandy beaches a family favorite, or Dick’s camping adventures and road trips, often ending with kids diving for coins at the bottom of the hotel pool. A voracious reader, Richard was up on current events and his aviation magazines. Clear and cognizant to the end, weighing his medical options, he would often explain to all, “Not many people get to be 94.” Dick was ready for the Hanger in the Sky. His many stories and wise words of wisdom will be missed. Richard now joins his wife Murry, his son Johnny and son-in-law Michael. He is survived by his son Steve, (Sharon Lee), Sharon Ann (John), Dianna Marie and grandchildren Clint, Scott, Wyatt, Caitlin and Michanna. The family thanks Summa Care for the outstanding care and compassion for Richard in his final years. Per his request, there will be no public service. Please, consider Hospice of the Valley. Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com

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KLOSS, ROBERT F.

On Friday, June 8, 2018, Robert F. Kloss passed away at the age of 96. Bob was born in Cleveland and graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in psychology. He was a proud Army veteran and served for three (3) years during World War II, during which time he participated in highly classified operations at Fort Hunt in Virginia. Following his military service, Bob worked for the Erie Railroad and then for the Veterans Administration, where he enjoyed helping fellow veterans for over thirty years. His career at the VA led him to move from his beloved Shaker Heights, Ohio, to Phoenix in the 1970’s. Bob loved poker, golf, John Wayne movies and discussing politics. He was predeceased by his first wife, Joan Wilkerson Kloss; his second wife, Maryalice Kloss; and his son, Robert M. (Denise) Kloss. He is survived by his son James K. (Anna) Kloss; granddaughters Madeline (Trevor) Johnson and Leigh Kloss; step-grandson Ryan (Nicole) Fisher; and great-granddaughters Jenna and Kylie Fisher. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, June 29 at 10:30 a.m. at the Franciscan Renewal Center, 5802 E. Lincoln Drive in Scottsdale. Interment will follow at 12:30 p.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd. in Phoenix. Donations in memory of Bob can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at support.woundedwarriorproject.org

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KLOSS, ROBERT F.

On Friday, June 8, 2018, Robert F. Kloss passed away at the age of 96. Bob was born in Cleveland and graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in psychology. He was a proud Army veteran and served for three (3) years during World War II, during which time he participated in highly classified operations at Fort Hunt in Virginia. Following his military service, Bob worked for the Erie Railroad and then for the Veterans Administration, where he enjoyed helping fellow veterans for over thirty years. His career at the VA led him to move from his beloved Shaker Heights, Ohio, to Phoenix in the 1970’s. Bob loved poker, golf, John Wayne movies and discussing politics. He was predeceased by his first wife, Joan Wilkerson Kloss; his second wife, Maryalice Kloss; and his son, Robert M. (Denise) Kloss. He is survived by his son James K. (Anna) Kloss; granddaughters Madeline (Trevor) Johnson and Leigh Kloss; step-grandson Ryan (Nicole) Fisher; and great-granddaughters Jenna and Kylie Fisher. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, June 29 at 10:30 a.m. at the Franciscan Renewal Center, 5802 E. Lincoln Drive in Scottsdale. Interment will follow at 12:30 p.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd. in Phoenix. Donations in memory of Bob can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at support.woundedwarriorproject.org

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JORGENSEN, WALTER H.

Walter Hans (Walt) Jorgensen of Sun City West, Arizona, passed away on June 16 at the age of 83. Walt is survived by his loving wife Marcia, who loved him dearly and was his guiding light, daughter Sandra Searle and son-in-law George Searle, son Rex Jorgensen and daughter-in-law Kathy Jorgensen, his grandchildren Ross, Madeleine, and Kate Jorgensen, all of Phoenix. He is also survived by his sister Alice (Elwyn) Gillette of Scottsdale. He was preceded in death by his son Curtis Jorgensen, sister Ann Burke, and brother Gene Jorgensen.

He and Marcia have lived in the Phoenix area for over 50 years. Although they are from Michigan, they consider themselves practically Arizona natives and were married 60 years.

Walt was born in Chicago to Einer and Sylvia Jorgensen, and grew up in Stevensville, Michigan. After graduating from Stevensville High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served two years at Glenview Naval Air Base in Chicago. He earned a degree in Accounting from Michigan State University. During college he met Marcia and they were married in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1958. Upon graduation he began his career in public accounting at Lybrand, Ross Bros. & Montgomery. He soon passed the CPA exam and became a Certified Public Accountant. These credentials served him well for the rest of his career.

Walt transferred to Lybrand’s office in Phoenix in 1964, and spent the rest of his days in sunny Arizona and never looked back! He became Corporate Controller for Hallcraft Homes, a large home builder in the Valley. He then became a partner in a local accounting firm, Eastlick, Gastineau, and Jorgensen, and later founded the Scottsdale branch of Walker & Armstrong, a local Phoenix accounting firm. He eventually joined Bank of America Mortgage Co., where he was responsible for financing the development of several properties in AZ. Later, he branched-out into commercial real estate sales and investment properties.

Walt was a member of the Phoenix Camelback Rotary Club, where he served as President and was distinguished as a Paul Harris Fellow, and served on the Boys and Girls Clubs of Scottsdale Board of Directors. He was a member of the American Legion, the Elks Club, and Optimist’s International. He also served as president of the Scottsdale Dinner Club, which met for many years at Mountain Shadows Resort.

Walt never met a stranger and always had a wonderful sense of humor even to the very end. One of his passions was collecting classic cars, which he preferred to drive daily, instead of sheltering them in a garage.

At the young age of 11, Walt accompanied his dad to the 1946 Indianapolis 500, which started a lifelong interest in auto racing. He attended every Indy and NASCAR race at Phoenix International Raceway from 1964 until 2012. He even restored a vintage Kurtis midget race car, displaying the car at events throughout the country and sharing stories with other motor sports enthusiasts.

After his retirement, he spent many happy years with Marcia, touring the USA in their RV, attending Indy and NASCAR races, with plenty of sightseeing in between. Marcia made sure they expanded their adventures outside the country and traveled to Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Greece, Turkey, and Canada with cruises to Alaska, Mexico, and the Panama Canal.

A gathering will take place to celebrate his life. He always loved a good party. A private family interment will be held at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona at a later date.

Donations in Walt’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1028 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85006 or the Sun Health Foundation, PO Box 6030 Sun City West AZ 85376. Condolences may be expressed at

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KELLY, JOAN M.

Joan M. Kelly, 91 years young…of Phoenix, Arizona, died peacefully on June 18, 2018. As her Son, Richard D. Kelly said: “There are billions of people in Heaven and Our Mother knows one-third of them.” She was loved, admired and adored by so many. Joan was blessed with 9 children, 19 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. She certainly was the epitome of love, kindness and compassion for all of us! She lived out the true meaning of being Catholic; by seeing the good in everyone. In her famous words: “Keep a smile on your face and NO anger or hatred in your heart.” She will be missed. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. in the St. Ignatius Chapel at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 4715 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix. A Memorial/Rosary will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. In lieu of flowers the family would ask for donations to be made to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014. Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com

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MILLER, RYAN DOUGLAS

Ryan Douglas Miller, age 26, of Phoenix, Arizona passed away on June 11, 2018. A memorial service will be held at 5:00 P.M. Friday, June 22, 2018 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, Arizona

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RUIZ, MERCEDES NIEVES

Mercy N. Ruiz, born in Phoenix, Arizona to Manuel and Elvira Ruiz in 1943, passed away on June 14, 2018. She graduated from Phoenix Union High School and continued her education at Phoenix College. She retired from Motorola, but later acquired a position at Creighton School Transportation Department, where she worked with special needs children. Mercy is survived by sisters Vera Garcia and Gerry Ruiz-Green, nephews Mark Ruiz, Ernest Garcia and Manuel Garcia and many cousins. Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 9:30 A.M. at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery (Gate 2 entrance). Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com

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CARTER III, WILLIAM JOSHUA

William Joshua Carter III, age 80, of Phoenix, passed away peacefully in his home on June 13, 2018. He was born April 13, 1938, in Tucson to William Joshua and Sheila Alice (Morrissey) Carter and was the youngest of three children. He attended elementary school in Tucson and high school in both Coolidge and Tucson. He completed his undergraduate at Yale University and his Juris Doctorate at the University of Arizona law school. Out of college as a new lawyer he worked on the Navaho Nation. He spent most of his career working for Maricopa county. He served as a public defender for both adults and juveniles, was a lawyer for the county hospital and health department and also did a stint as the Public Fiduciary. He also served as Chief Presiding Judge for the Phoenix Municipal Court. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Irene (Biedess) and his first wife, Margaret (Sinclair), their child, William Joshua Carter IV, his wife Mei-Ju (Huang) and their children Joshua Matthew and Jessica Amanda. He is preceded in death by his sisters Alice, Nancy Ann and her husband John Egan. He is also preceded in death by his son from his first wife, Matthew Sinclair Carter. He had a lifetime passion for reading and learning, especially history. He was given the nickname “Hubert” in his high school years due to his bookworm nature. He also enjoyed following the latest and greatest in automobile technology. A Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 from 2:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road in Phoenix. On Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 9:00 A.M. there will be a Graveside Service held at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th Street, Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in William’s name to the Arizona Humane Society, 1521 W. Dobbins Road, Phoenix AZ 85066-0610. Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com

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VERDUGO, RICHARD GONZALEZ

Richard Gonzalez Verdugo went home to heaven on June 9, 2018, peacefully surrounded by his loved ones in Phoenix, Arizona. Richard was born September 16, 1936 eldest of 14 children to loving parents Francisco and Rebecca Verdugo. Richard is survived by his wife Rosa of 46 years, his sons; Richard Verdugo Jr., Mike A. Lopez, Danny Redondo, his daughters; Mona Verdugo, Esther Palacios, Rosalinda Verdugo-Rivera, his brothers; Domingo Verdugo, Frank Verdugo, Elias Verdugo, his sisters; Becky Duenas, Clancy Martinez, Angie Luna, Estela Ortiz, 14 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Richard will be remembered for being humble, hardworking, and a true Patriot. We will miss his stories of his childhood, his funny but witty sayings and most of all; his strength. Goodbye beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, June 18, 2018, at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 East Indian School Road in Phoenix, with a Viewing from 9:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M., a Scripture Service starting at 11:00 A.M. Interment will be at St. Francis Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th Street in Phoenix. A Celebration of Richard’s Life will follow after the services at American Legion Post 1 AZ.

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MANLEY, CLIFFORD STUART

Clifford Stuart Manley, age 85, passed away peacefully at home in Phoenix, on Sunday, June 10, 2018. Clifford is survived by Priscilla, his wife of 54 years, four daughters, and a granddaughter. After serving in the Air Force during the Korean War, Clifford went on to graduate from Arizona State University with a B.S. in History. During the Vietnam War, he worked for the Military Sea Transportation Service in the Merchant Marines. He later worked for 20 years at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix until 1991, and was an Electrical Safety Supervisor for the second half of his career there. Throughout his life, Clifford was genuinely concerned for others’ safety and well-being. His graveside service will be held on Monday, June 18, 2018 at 9:00 A.M. at the National Memorial Cemetery at 23029 North Cave Creek Road, Phoenix.

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McNELIS, NELL M.

Nell M. McNelis, after a productive life, passed away at age 102, on June 11, 2018, with her family at her side. Nell was born and raised in Joplin, MO, where she met the love of her life, Jerry McNelis. They married in 1936 and moved to Arizona in 1945. Nell took great pleasure in raising her five children, but gave of her time as a member of the Sodality at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church. After the kids were grown, she went to work at Dillard’s and Goldwater department stores and the gift shop at the Camelback Inn. She enjoyed trips to Hawaii and spent most summers in Pinetop, Arizona. Cherishing her memory are sons, John (Carol), David (Bonnie) and Tom; and daughters Marilyn (Duff) Lawrence and Jennifer (Craig) Johnson. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. We will miss her uplifting spirit, her wonderful sense of humor and thoughtfulness. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 2312 E. Campbell Avenue, Phoenix on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 10:30 A.M., followed by Interment at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery. A Reception to follow the mass. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85018. Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com

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OLIVAS, ANTHONY E.

Anthony E. Olivas, 61 of Phoenix passed away suddenly on May 17, 2018. He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Tillie Olivas and brother Steve Olivas. Anthony is survived by his brothers Bob (Sherly), Frank, Philip, Daniel, one sister Vivian (Paul) Garcia and numerous nieces and nephews. He was a longtime resident of Phoenix with many friends throughout the Valley, Anthony will be sorely missed. A Celebration of Anthony’s Life will be held at 6:00 P.M., Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 East Indian School Road, in Phoenix. Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com

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BARR, JACK EDWARD

Jack and his family would like to let know his work is done here effective June 9, 2018. He received a new job offer from the heavens, it was an offer he could not refuse. His son Jerett was waiting for him to show up to his new job, along with his loving parents Edward and Sarah Barr (Detroit). Jack loved hanging out with all his grandchildren Ava, Carson, Jerett, Cameron and Jayden. He will be missed by all including his children Jeanne Barr and Jayne Bahoura (spouse: Wally Bahoura). He is survived by his beautiful wife Mary-Ann Barr and his loving sister Shirley Hunter. Jack took fashion cues from no one. His signature every day look was all his: Neon was his thing. He marched to his own beat and enjoyed every moment of it. He was handsome and kind, and would do anything for us. Everyone who met him enjoyed his sense of humor.

Tommy Bahama was his signature look for going out. He loved to dress up and took a lot of pride in looking his best. He loved customizing his car to match his special style. He loved to dance, party and laugh. Joking around was his own special social etiquette. He is sure to disrupt the heavens in his own way and we will be left missing the laughter and entertainment he always provided. We will miss you Dad/Husband/Brother/Papa more then you know and all the pretty words can’t replace the loss we feel inside. His morning crew of friends lost a daily participant and we hope all of his senior crew members will join us at his memorial services. We will be having memorial services in Phoenix and Detroit to honor his memory as follows:

Phoenix: Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 East Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ. 85018 on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from 5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

Detroit: Charles Step Funeral Home, 18425 Beach Dale, Redford, MI. 48240, (Between 6 & 7 Mile), Telephone: (313) 531-1888 on Monday, June 18, 2018 at 9:00 A.M. with services

followed by Interment at Mount Olivet Cemetery.

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GEBRAN, ABEER S.

It is with deep sadness that the family of Abeer Gebran announces her passing after a lengthy battle with cancer, on Saturday, June 9, 2018, at the age of 39 years. Abeer will be forever lovingly remembered by her husband of 16 years, George and their children Talía (10), Zena (9), and George (4). Abeer will also be missed and remembered by her Mother, Najah Saliba, and her 4 siblings, Najib, Sahar, Samar, and Tony, who currently reside in Lebanon. Abeer was a loved daughter and sister to her in-law family, Assad & Ilham Gebran, Gebran, Aline, Mike, Vera, Mario, & Amal. Abeer’s smile and spirit touched and loved 13 nieces and nephews. Abeer was predeceased by her father George Saliba. Visitation and viewing will be held at Saint George Church from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 with Trisagion starting at 6:30 P.M. Funeral services begin at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, June 14, 2018 followed immediately by The Meal of Mercy in the Legacy ballroom, also at St. George Church. Interment will be a private ceremony held at Saint Anthony’s Monastery in Florence.

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SIGLER, MARY

Mary Elizabeth Sigler passed away far too soon on June 9, 2018 at her home in Phoenix, Arizona after a nearly three-year battle with pancreatic cancer. Born August 3, 1965 in La Grange, Illinois, Mary (“Beth”) was pre-deceased by her parents, Paul and Lee Ann, and her brother, John. She is survived by her brothers Tom and Dave (Karen), nephews Paul and Chris, numerous cousins, her faithful and beloved canine companion Luke, and innumerable devoted friends, all of whom loved and will miss her.

Mary was a life-long academic, brilliant writer, and accomplished intellectual. Having earned her B.A. (1989) and Ph.D. (2003) at Arizona State University, she earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania (2000) and was appointed to the faculty of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University in 2003, which was her dream job. Professor Sigler quickly established herself as a leading voice in criminal law and jurisprudence and, in 2012, was appointed as an Associate Dean at the College of Law. Mary was a frequent contributor to leading law journals, with dozens of publications, and was a sought-after panelist at international conferences. Her work led to a Visiting Fellowship at Oxford University in 2006 and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 2007. In her fifteen years on the faculty at ASU Law, Mary taught jurisprudence, criminal law, and other courses to thousands of students, and her impact on Arizona’s legal community will be felt far into the future.

In addition to her prolific and important academic work, Mary was hilarious. David Sedaris would be jealous of how Mary could turn a phrase. Her incredible wit and prose were present throughout her illness, and her friends are committed to creating a compendium of some her impressive and delightful email messages. Mary was also a lover of hiking, dogs, bad Will Ferrell movies, McDonalds, Domino’s, and all the other finer things in life. She was also a preeminent editor of other people’s work—she made us all sound so much smarter and more literate than we really are!

A wake/visitation will be held on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road in Phoenix from 6:00 P.M. -8:00 P.M. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, June 15, 2018 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 2312 E. Campbell Avenue in Phoenix, with the interment to immediately follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th Street in Phoenix. A reception for family and friends will follow the interment. Flowers can be sent to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home or donations can be made in Mary’s memory to Best Friends Animal Society in Utah or to the Arizona Humane Society.

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LANDIS, VICKI SUE

Vicki Sue Landis went to her home in Heaven on June 9th, 2018, following a courageous battle with Stage 4 Breast Cancer. She passed peacefully in the Hospice of the Valley Eckstein Center in Scottsdale, AZ. Vicki had been surrounded and cared for by her loved ones for many weeks prior to her passing. During her final days, she was made comfortable and loved upon with her family, friends and her sharing stories and whispering heartfelt goodbyes to her.

Vicki was born on May 23, 1961 in Canton, Ohio and moved to Phoenix when she was 7 years of age. In her early childhood she attended Papago Elementary School and she loved camping with her family and friends, fishing, hunting and horseback riding with her Dad and spending time with all her friends. Growing up, she was very active with track, riding her three-wheeler, boating, snow skiing and spending time at the beach in Southern California when she could. Her Freshman year of high school was spent at East High and then she transferred to and graduated from Camelback High School in 1979. During her Senior year she attended the Cosmetology Course at Phoenix Union Vocational Center. She worked at the law firm of Mariscal, Weeks, McIntyre and Friedlander (now Dickinson Wright) for 37 years. She held the positions of office runner, accounting/billing clerk, and most lately receptionist. She was the face of the law firm and loved working there. She loved spending time with her family, friends and her two children who meant the world to her.

Vicki will be remembered for so many things. She was a kind, loving, thoughtful, giving person and was even more beautiful inside than out. She always had a sunny and cheerful disposition reflected in the beautiful flowers and landscaping she enjoyed growing and manicuring. Vicki showed love and respect to everyone from her childhood through adulthood. She had many lifelong friends whom she stayed in touch with over the years. Even with an increasingly bothersome illness, she never complained about anything. She did not want to burden her loved ones with the sadness of her illness and likely passing but wanted them to focus on the vibrancy of her life. She retained her joyful and positive spirit until the end.

Vicki is survived by her son, Nicolas Jensen; her daughter, Ashley Jensen; her step-son, Jason Jensen; her parents, Paul and Dorothy Landis; and her brother and his wife, Audie and Tamye Landis. She leaves behind good friends Jenny VanDenBurg, Lori Mandell, Avery Aragaki, Joe Mayo, Tracey (Tompkins) Bonnecarre and Mary (Barron) Ackman and too many others to mention, but who will never forget the friendships they shared. She will be deeply missed by her family and the many other people she touched in her life. But, she will live on in our hearts and through the many happy, joyful memories she left with us all.

Vicki’s family would be honored if you joined them by attending her funeral and celebration of Vicki’s life to be held at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018 on Saturday, June 16th, 2018 at 1:30 P.M. A reception will be immediately following at the law firm of Dickinson Wright, 1850 N. Central Avenue #1400, Phoenix, AZ 85004. In lieu of flowers, the family asks you please consider a donation in her name to the Eckstein Center, Hospice of the Valley, who took excellent and loving care of Vicki in her final days. Checks can be sent directly to the Eckstein Center at 9808 N. 95th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 or donation made on their website at http://www.hov.org

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BARELA, DAVID SHERIDAN

David Sheridan Barela 46, of Chandler AZ, passed away on June 6, 2018. Born Sept 8, 1971, David grew up in Tempe attending Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School then graduating from Corona Del Sol High School in 1989. David then went on to serve in the United States Marine Corps, which was his greatest honor. After serving our country, he started a career becoming a telecommunications expert working for several fortune 500 companies throughout his 25-year career eventually landing at US Foods. David loved his family, friends, and was devoted to his 4 rescue dogs. David enjoyed cruising on one of his many custom bikes, driving his sports cars, and traveling all over the U.S. to Morrissey concerts. David was incredibly generous known for helpful “I’ll take care of it” nature. He left us too young and will be deeply missed. David is survived by his father David Samora Barela, sisters Mary Ruth Mori (Andy), Jeanette Lopez (Frank), Natalie Barela (Marie) nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, numerous cousins and friends. David was preceded in death by his mother, Susana Sheridan Barela in January 2018. Visitation/Rosary on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from 6:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix. A Funeral Mass on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1800 E. Libra Dr., Tempe. Honorable Military Interment will follow at St. Francis Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th St., Phoenix. Celebration of Life reception for family and friends to follow at American Legion Post 2, 2125 S. Industrial (Beck), Park Ave. in Tempe, AZ 85282.

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PRENOVOST, RICHARD FRANCIS

Richard Francis Prenovost went home to Heaven on May 9, 2018 with love, light, and peace in his heart. Richard was born on February 24, 1932 in Phoenix, Arizona; the sixth child of his loving parents Albert and Yvonne Prenovost. Richard was preceded in death by his son Lawrence. Richard is survived by his wife Mary Joan, sons; James and Michael Prenovost, daughters; Joanne Fortin and Denise Prenovost. He is also survived by his sister Mary Lou Stevens; son-in-law Ron Fortin, 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. A Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 4715 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012, at 1:00 PM.

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PRENOVOST, RICHARD FRANCIS

Richard Francis Prenovost went home to Heaven on May 9, 2018 with love, light, and peace in his heart. Richard was born on February 24, 1932 in Phoenix, Arizona; the sixth child of his loving parents Albert and Yvonne Prenovost. Richard was preceded in death by his son Lawrence. Richard is survived by his wife Mary Joan, sons; James and Michael Prenovost, daughters; Joanne Fortin and Denise Prenovost. He is also survived by his sister Mary Lou Stevens; son-in-law Ron Fortin, 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. A Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 4715 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012, at 1:00 PM.

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COOPER, THOMAS H.

On June 3, 2018, Thomas H. Cooper of Peoria, Arizona passed away at age 99. Tom was born in Bidwell, Iowa on November 17, 1918 to the late Faley and Gladys Cooper. He grew up on a farm with two brothers and one sister. His brother, Everette, and sister, Carol, predeceased him. His brother Gearld resides in Florida. He graduated high school from Mount Olive High School, obtained a degree in Dairy Science from the University of Illinois, and received a master’s degree from George Washington University and one from the US Army War College in Strategic Studies. Tom served 32 years in the United States Army, was a WWII veteran, and served as an Artillery officer under General Patton. He retired from the Army with the rank of Colonel with a long list of awards including a Distinguished Service Medal for his exceptional service at SASCOM, two Legion of Merit service awards, a Bronze Star Medal, a Soldiers Medal, an Army Commendation Medal and several service medals and badges for meritorious service. Tom enjoyed many things in life, but among his favorites were spending time with family, golf, bridge, hanging out on the boardwalk at the beach, fishing, martinis, and gardening (not necessarily in that order). He was an avid golfer, a member of the Mesa Country Club, who will be remembered by many for his engaging stories, his intelligence, his generosity, his valor, his dedication to family, and his endearing love for others.

He had five children with his first wife, Mary Charlotte Cooper, who predeceased him. They were married a month shy of 58 years. Their children include Thomas Cooper (Linda), Donald Cooper (Laura), James Cooper (Linda), George Cooper (Debbie), and Linda Kohrs (Bob). Their 5 children, 12 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren survive him. He married Marie Harris in 2000 who passed away in 2004. We heard many enjoyable stories about their visits to the lake house at Little Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin with Marie’s family. He remarried for a third time and is survived by his beloved wife, Norma Welnick Cooper. Norma has 3 children; Michael Welnick (Jeanne), Wendy Call (Buzz), and Toni Soderman (Rocky). Their families became a big part of Tom’s life.

A Funeral will take place at Arlington National Cemetery with full Military Honors. A Visitation will be held at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, on June 16, 2018 from 2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made in Thomas Cooper’s name to Wounded Warriors at www.woundedwarriorproject.org

Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com

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OWEN, DEAN CHARLES

Dean Charles Owen, 69, of Phoenix, passed away peacefully at Silverado Memory Care in Scottsdale, AZ on June 6, 2018. Dean is survived by his wife Carol of 38 years, sons Mitchell and Daniel and 5 grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters and brother who live in Detroit, MI. He started his own business in 1977, Arizona Polymer Flooring, until 2013. Dean proudly served his country in the Air Force. A Memorial service will be held at 11:30 A.M., Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd. in Phoenix. Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com

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ADLER, SANDRA JEAN

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Sandra (Sandi) Jean Adler, age 65, of Phoenix, AZ passed away peacefully June 5, 2018. Sandra was born May 8, 1953 in St. Louis, MO. She married and moved to Salem, South Dakota and started her family. She was a loving mother, sister, and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her parents (Dolores & Orville Kruse) and her daughter Christi. She is survived by her sister Rose and brother-in-law Steve Arck, her son Jeremy and his wife Natasha Adler and her grandchildren Meckenzie (14), Tyler (7) and Tanner (5). In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Arthritis Foundation and Hospice of the Valley. Please keep Sandi and family in prayer. Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com

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DONNELLY, LYNDSAY CARLENE

Lyndsay Carlene Donnelly (née Reeves), was born on November 19, 1956 in Lubbock Texas. She was raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she would later meet her spouse of 35 years, Matthew George Donnelly, while he was stationed at Kirtland Air Force Base. They met June 11, 1982, and were married in 1983. In keeping with her lifelong theme of being unique and special, they had two weddings; April 1, 1983 (civil ceremony) and again on July 30, 1983 (Catholic Church). Lyndsay had a zest for life most people only dream of. Lyndsay was enigmatic and magnetic; a very independent and strong woman. She was vibrant and radiant, and wore colors to match her warm personality and spirit. She lived life on her own terms and in her own unique way, never letting anyone dictate her choices – always staying true to herself. She taught her children to live fearlessly and to embrace their individuality and dreams. She brought joy and wisdom to everyone she met. Her beautiful smile would light up a room and leave an impression. People were drawn to her, and she had an uncommon ability to make each person who got to know her feel uniquely important and special. She always made time for others and was quick to lend a helping hand, constantly teaching those in her life to be joyful and grateful – to maintain an attitude of gratitude. She had a habit of leaving written affirmations throughout her house to see every day. She was a big proponent of standing up for what is right and standing up for others, even if it meant standing alone. Lyndsay was an avid reader and would always want to learn new skills. She was talented in everything she did and tried. She loved to cook from scratch, and enjoyed cooking for others and sharing her recipes with others. She knew how to sew so well that she sewed her wedding gown, the bridesmaids’ dresses, all of the children’s Halloween costumes throughout their childhood, dance costumes from high school, and she would hem the occasional skirt or pants for her children once they were grown and in the professional world. When she worked, she would always be one of the best employees at that company, and she would whip others quickly into shape, teaching them the “Lyndsay Donnelly way” of being thorough and organized. Lyndsay enjoyed spending time with friends and loved meeting new people. She loved to “hang out,” as she would call it, and she preferred spontaneity. She absolutely loved living in Phoenix, Arizona since her arrival in 2009, and she was the happiest she had ever been. During her last few years, she would travel with her husband and enjoyed vacationing. She also loved going to church and spending time with her prayer group. During a planned vacation, Lyndsay Donnelly passed away on May 20, 2018 in Harlingen, Texas after a month-long stay in the hospital there. The world is less bright without her exuberance and she will be missed. She is survived by her spouse, Matthew George Donnelly, and her four children: Rhiannon C. Gardier (Bernard), Francis M. Donnelly (Karissa), Octavia L. Martinez (Antonio), and Trevor R. Donnelly (Vanessa). She is also survived by her mother, Betty M. McKinney (née Washington). Additionally, she is survived by her five grandchildren: Giancarleau, Cleopatra, Mariana, MaKahlyn, and Ezra. She was preceded in death by her father, Donald Everett Reeves, and her two sisters, Donna (called Elaine) and Veronica.

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MARQUEZ, MAUREEN RITA

Maureen Rita Marquez passed away at her daughter’s home in Chandler, AZ

surrounded by her children and grandchildren Sunday evening, June 3rd,

2018, after a trying illness.

Maureen was born December 30th, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois to Joseph &

Lucia Caraher, the youngest of four children. From kindergarten to senior

graduation in 1955, she attended Academy of Our Lady Catholic School on

the South side of Chicago. She went on to earn a Degree in Nursing from

Saint Francis Hospital in 1958.

She moved west from Chicago to join her sisters Mariam & Pat in Tucson,

Arizona where she worked at St. Mary’s Hospital and met her future

husband, Dr. Alberto Marquez. On September 2, 1961 they married and went

on to have five children. In 1978 they separated and Maureen moved the

family to Prescott, Arizona. In 1983 the family moved to Mesa, Arizona

where she returned to work as a full time nurse until her retirement in 1995.

Maureen enjoyed an active prayer life, reading, painting, gardens, good

conversation with family and friends. and sharing her faith.

All who knew Maureen experienced her amazing, gentle loving and caring

manner. She had the Heart of an innocent child and the courage, strength, and

perseverance of a Soldier of Christ. She lived in thought, word, and deed the

two commandments Jesus Christ gave us; First, to love God with one’s whole

heart, mind, body, & soul, and Second, to Love one’s neighbor as oneself.

Maureen is survived by her five children Theresa (Terry) Limon, John, Susan

(Susie), Margaret, & Elizabeth (Beth/Isabel), her six Grandchildren Gabriela

Thurau, Anthony, Joseph, Gabrielle, Marielle, & John and Great Grandchild

Genevieve and soon to be born John Paul III (Jack).

“The Saints are like the stars, who, in His providence, Christ hides under a

seal, lest they appear whenever they wish. Instead, they are always ready to

disembark from the quiet of contemplation into the works of mercy at the time

decided upon by God, whenever their heart should hear the word of

command.” – Saint Anthony of Padua Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 6, 2018 from

5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E Indian School Rd. in Phoenix. The

Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at Our Lady of the Sun Catholic Church, 12534 W Peoria Ave., El Mirage. Internment will follow at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 1562 E. Baseline Road, Mesa.

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MATHEWS, PHYLLIS MARGARET

Mathews, Phyllis Margaret, 93, of Scottsdale, Arizona passed away on May 31 2018. Phyllis was born January 20, 1925 in Livermore, Iowa to parents Terese Chandler and Clarence Gunderson. She moved to Arizona in 1962 from Minneapolis, Minnesota with her husband and family and has lived in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area since then. Phyllis was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. After graduating college from University of Minnesota she started her career as a Kindergarten teacher. She always had a knack for working with children and loved being around them. Phyllis is survived by her son Mark Mathews MD, daughter Karen Meyer (David), and grandchildren Chris LaVoy, Sean, Nikolas and Chase Mathews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years Robert (Bob) Mathews and her son Brian Mathews. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, June 8, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at Shepherd of the Hills Congregational Church, 5524 E. Lafayette Blvd., Phoenix, AZ. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Shepherd of the Hills Congregational Church. Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com

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MEDINA, BRIANA TIGUE

Briana Tigue Medina, was born February 24, 1990. She passed away, Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at the age of 28. Briana was born in Phoenix and continued to live in Arizona, surrounded and loved by her family and friends. A big heart, contagious laugh, and compassion for others, drew Briana to a career as a Registered Nurse. Briana is survived by her husband, Chris Medina, daughter Lilly, parents Keith and Anna Tigue, sisters Mikayla and Alysia Tigue and a large extended family. Visitation for Briana will begin at 9:30 A.M., Saturday, June 9, 2018 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 2312 E. Campbell Avenue, Phoenix. Visitation will be followed by the recitation of the Rosary at 10:00 A.M., and the Funeral Mass at 10:30 A.M. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Catholic Community Foundation of Phoenix directed to the Briana Medina Nursing Scholarship Fund St Mary’s High School. Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com

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COOPER, MARIE ERNESTINE FIELDS

Marie Ernestine Fields was born on December 13, 1927 in Terry, Mississippi. She was the tenth child and seventh daughter born to Mary Kendrick Fields and Boyd Fields, Sr.

Named after an aunt her father nicknamed her Mae which is how she was known to family and close friends throughout her life. In Terry she was a member of the Collis Hill Church of Christ and came to Christ at an early age. In 1943, she joined her sisters Nancy and Blanche, her brother Charlie and niece and nephew Doris and Charles in Brooklyn, New York. They would be the core of the New York branch of the family for the next 46 years.

Marie graduated from Girls High School in 1946. She and her future husband, George Cooper, met in 1947 when both of them were working at the Wagon Wheel Restaurant. They shared a love of baseball and were die-hard fans of “Dem Bums, the Brooklyn Dodgers. They married on June 9, 1949 and chartered their life course together until his death in 2013. Marie and George were the proud parents of two children, Linda and Keith.

The family moved from Brooklyn to Westbury Long Island in 1959. In 1961 Marie became employed by General Instrument where she tested the microchips used in transistor radios and other electronic devices. She retired in 1989 and relocated to Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Always active in church, she chaired the Deaconess Board at the First Church of Christ Holiness, USA in Norfolk, Virginia. In addition, she and George had an informal ministry in which they donated fruits and vegetables from their garden or picked at local farms to senior citizens who were unable to shop for themselves.

Marie was an amateur seamstress who enjoyed making items for her grandchildren such as character pillows, tote bags and quilts. Although the family could see both the love and quality of her work, she was never satisfied, and thought nothing of ripping a project up and starting over multiple times. That kind of patience and the need to “get things right” was a hallmark of her personality.

In 2014, Marie made her final move to Arizona to be closer to family. It took a little time for her to become acclimated to life in the desert, but she soon learned to call it home. Continuing her service to Christ she was a faithful member of the Fountain of Life Church in Scottsdale.

Marie was called to her heavenly reward on May 26, 2018, after a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Nancy Terry, Geneva Powell, Barbara Townsend, Blanche Davidson, Gladys Robinson and Dolly Harvey; brothers Bernard, Boyd, Jr. and Charles Fields. Left to cherish her memory are: her daughter, Linda Cooper of Scottsdale, Arizona; son Keith Cooper (Rachelle) of Northbrook, Illinois; grandsons David Brown (Tahirah), Kyle and Jared Cooper; granddaughters Danielle and Kara Cooper; and great-granddaughters Nylah and Nenah Brown; niece and second daughter Doris Townsend and a host of nieces and nephews.

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COOPER, MARIE ERNESTINE FIELDS

Marie Ernestine Fields was born on December 13, 1927 in Terry, Mississippi. She was the tenth child and seventh daughter born to Mary Kendrick Fields and Boyd Fields, Sr.

Named after an aunt her father nicknamed her Mae which is how she was known to family and close friends throughout her life. In Terry she was a member of the Collis Hill Church of Christ and came to Christ at an early age. In 1943, she joined her sisters Nancy and Blanche, her brother Charlie and niece and nephew Doris and Charles in Brooklyn, New York. They would be the core of the New York branch of the family for the next 46 years.

Marie graduated from Girls High School in 1946. She and her future husband, George Cooper, met in 1947 when both of them were working at the Wagon Wheel Restaurant. They shared a love of baseball and were die-hard fans of “Dem Bums, the Brooklyn Dodgers. They married on June 9, 1949 and chartered their life course together until his death in 2013. Marie and George were the proud parents of two children, Linda and Keith.

The family moved from Brooklyn to Westbury Long Island in 1959. In 1961 Marie became employed by General Instrument where she tested the microchips used in transistor radios and other electronic devices. She retired in 1989 and relocated to Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Always active in church, she chaired the Deaconess Board at the First Church of Christ Holiness, USA in Norfolk, Virginia. In addition, she and George had an informal ministry in which they donated fruits and vegetables from their garden or picked at local farms to senior citizens who were unable to shop for themselves.

Marie was an amateur seamstress who enjoyed making items for her grandchildren such as character pillows, tote bags and quilts. Although the family could see both the love and quality of her work, she was never satisfied, and thought nothing of ripping a project up and starting over multiple times. That kind of patience and the need to “get things right” was a hallmark of her personality.

In 2014, Marie made her final move to Arizona to be closer to family. It took a little time for her to become acclimated to life in the desert, but she soon learned to call it home. Continuing her service to Christ she was a faithful member of the Fountain of Life Church in Scottsdale.

Marie was called to her heavenly reward on May 26, 2018, after a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Nancy Terry, Geneva Powell, Barbara Townsend, Blanche Davidson, Gladys Robinson and Dolly Harvey; brothers Bernard, Boyd, Jr. and Charles Fields. Left to cherish her memory are: her daughter, Linda Cooper of Scottsdale, Arizona; son Keith Cooper (Rachelle) of Northbrook, Illinois; grandsons David Brown (Tahirah), Kyle and Jared Cooper; granddaughters Danielle and Kara Cooper; and great-granddaughters Nylah and Nenah Brown; niece and second daughter Doris Townsend and a host of nieces and nephews.

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BURNS, ELIZABETH ESTELLE BIBOLET

Elizabeth Estelle Bibolet Burns passed away peacefully at home in Phoenix on the afternoon of May 30, 2018, just a few months before her 100th birthday!

Mrs. Burns was born in Eagle Pass, Texas on September 8, 1918, as the second of three children to Roland H. Bibolet and Clara Clifford Bibolet. In 1929, she moved with her family to Nogales, Arizona when her banker father came to Arizona to be the manager the Patagonia Sonora Bank and Trust Company. Estelle’s father later became a rancher and longtime manager of the 10,000-acre Yerba Buena Ranch located along the Santa Cruz River between Patagonia and Nogales, Arizona.

Mrs. Burns attended elementary school and High School in Nogales, Arizona, and was graduated from Nogales High School in 1936 with Honors having been in the National Honor Society. Estelle had many great friends in Nogales, including Elaine Mitchell McCullough, Judge Charles Hardy, the Hathaway family, Afifa Saba Whitlow, Blossom Chernin Dorff, Berniece Price Anderson, Brackers, Capins, Escaladas, Joffroys and other long time Nogales families.

After graduating from Nogales High, Estelle attended the University of Arizona. While at the University of Arizona, she was elected as Student Body Secretary and was also elected to “SPURS”, the Women’s honorary and took part in many campus activities. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in 1940 and her Masters in Home Economics in 1942. She began her teaching career in Parker, Arizona at Parker High School where she taught science, biology, home economics and girl’s physical education and even prepared dinner for the local Lion’s Club twice a month at their meeting held at the school. She was fluent in Spanish from her days growing up on the border in Texas and Santa Cruz County, Arizona.

On December 22, 1941, two weeks after the Pearl Harbor attack, she married her college sweetheart, F. Britton Burns Sr. of Phoenix, whom she met at the end of her freshman year while attending the University of Arizona. They were married at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Nogales, Arizona. Mr. Burns had graduated from the University of Arizona College of Law in June of 1941. After their wedding, they lived in Tucson for a year while Estelle completed her Master’s Degree. She and Brit were married for 51 years before her dear beloved husband passed away in 1993.

Mrs. Burns was active in numerous community organizations and projects including the Phoenix Zoo, the Phoenix 20/30 Club, Women’s Auxiliary, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Central High PTA, Visiting Nurse Volunteer Service, Valley of the Sun Kiwanis Club, including being a lifelong tennis player at the Phoenix Country Club. She also enjoyed water skiing, horseback riding, snow skiing, 10-K runs, and many family trips with their ski boat to Saguaro Lake and Mission Beach.

Mostly throughout Estelle’s life she was a homemaker and mother involved in the activities of her four children!

Estelle is survived by her 4 children, 7 Grandchildren (6 granddaughters and 1 grandson), and 8 Great Grandchildren, including F. Britton Burns, Jr. and his wife Penny, (daughter, Christy-Lance Weaver, Jack and Lucy), (daughter, Katie –Chris Rotchford, –Thomas and Marianne,) daughter, Susan Burns , Beverly B. Burns, (daughter Cindy –Andrej Marich, Graeme and Aaron , daughter, Stephanie –Drew Herndon), J. Scott Burns and his wife Claudia, (son, Scott, daughter, Lauren –David Kanne, Christine and David) and Margaret Estelle Burns White and her husband Ronnie White.

The family would also like to acknowledge the kind, loving care of Blanca Bujanda.

A private family service will be held at St. Francis Cemetery where Estelle will be laid to rest next to her loving husband.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity.

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RIVERA SR., RAYMOND P.

Raymond P. Rivera, Sr 85, of Globe, Arizona passed away on June 1, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. Raymond P. Rivera, Sr. was born in Globe, Arizona to Frank and Marianna Rivera on September 22, 1932. He graduated from Globe High School. Raymond married Andrea Rivera on May 4, 1963 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He worked as a diesel mechanic for IML for over 25 years. He was a veteran of Korean War and served in the Army. Raymond P. Rivera, Sr. is preceded in death by his brothers Frank Rivera and Manuel Rivera and both parents. Raymond P. Rivera, Sr. is survived by his wife of 55 years, Andrea Rivera, his children Mary Ann Rivera, Raymond Rivera, Jr. and Mark Rivera, 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. A Visitation will be held from 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M., with a Rosary Prayer at 9:30 A.M. followed by the Celebration of Mass at 10:00 A.M. at St. Vincent de Paul, 3140 N. 51st Avenue in Phoenix. Burial will follow at St. Francis Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th Street, Phoenix. Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com

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PELAEZ, MAGDALENA SOPHIA “Magda”

Magda was born in Havana, Cuba on May 25, 1930 and went to be with the Lord on May 21, 2018 at 87 years of age. She came to the U.S. in 1960, where she lived a charming and wonderful life. She was a beloved wife to her late husband, Bobby, for 60 years; and also a beloved sister to her late brother, Tony and her late sister, Aleida. She is survived by her son, Robert and his wife, Ramona and her daughter Cecilia and her husband Robby; also three granddaughters, Christina, Erin and Elise, and three great-grandchildren, Jace, Maya and Crue.

Magda was a housewife most of her life and her passions were her Catholic faith, cooking authentic Cuban and Spanish cuisine and enjoying spending time with her family. She also enjoyed spending time overlooking the beach in San Diego and traveling to New York. She will always be missed and forever loved by all her family and friends and may God grant her peace and all the blessings given by God’s perfect grace.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 East Indian School Road, Phoenix, 85018. A private gathering for the family will follow where Magda will be placed beside her husband, Bobby, at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Magda’s name to Savior Hospice at www.saviorhospice.org.

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GAZZOLA, EUGENE

Eugene “Gene” Gazzola passed away peacefully on May 27, 2018 (Trinity Sunday) after a long and valiant fight with leukemia. He spent his last days with his daughters, grandson, and son-in-law, laughing and sharing cherished family stories. Gene was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Giacomo and Genevieve Gazzola. While growing up in the Windy City, he became an Eagle Scout, joined a Lake Michigan sailing club, and led the swimming team at Wright Junior College. As a young man, Gene served honorably in the U.S. Army as a marksman during the Korean War. Returning to Chicago after his service, Gene was lucky enough to marry his sweetheart, Joan Naccarato. They moved to Phoenix in 1962. Gene worked hard his whole life, first as a draftsman for General Electric, and later as an engineer for Honeywell and Sperry Rand. In the interim, he earned undergraduate and Master’s Degrees from Arizona State University. Upon retiring, Gene was anything but. He served as a Eucharistic Minister at the Maricopa County Jail and helped those in need as a member of the St. Francis Xavier Chapter of the St. Vincent DePaul Society. In his free time, Gene was an active member of the American-Italian Club, playing bocce competitively. A dedicated father, his daughters, Theresa and Julie, his son-in-law, Doug, and his grandson, Ted, are left to cherish his memory. Gene’s life will be celebrated with a viewing from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 8, 2018 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. A Funeral Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. at St Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 4715 N. Central, Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, it was Gene’s wish that donations be made to the St. Francis Xavier Chapter of the St. Vincent DePaul Society. Visit sfxphx.org

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MILLIGAN, BONEFACIO ROMERO

In Memorial

Bonefacio Romero Milligan, passed away on May 29, 2018. Boney went home to be with his wife and 4 children. He is survived by 3 daughters, 8 sons, 51 grandchildren, 105 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Words cannot express the heart of gold that Boney had. Devoting his time to his family and friends. Watching him with all of his grandchildren would just melt your heart. You could see his radiance of happiness when he was spending time with them. He will always be remembered for his kind and loving spirit. A Visitation will be held from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. with the Funeral Mass at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, June 4, 2018 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 909 E. Washington Street, in Phoenix. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2033 N 48th Street, Phoenix.

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ANDERSON, LEE MITCHELL

Lee Mitchell Anderson, 67, of Phoenix, passed away peacefully from complications of cancer with his family at his side. He retired as a heavy equipment operator from the City of Phoenix for over 25 years of service. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed the outdoors. He is survived by his sons Christopher and Mitchell, brothers Larry and Lyle and his sisters Lori and Robin. Lee is preceded in death by his wife Rosie, father Earl Anderson and his mother Lola Yoshimto. A Visitation will be held from 9:30 A.M. – 10:30 A.M. with the Funeral Service starting at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, June 4, 2018 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, in Phoenix. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th Street, Phoenix.

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MIKULAK, PATRICIA ANN

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Patricia Ann Mikulak, 73, of Phoenix, passed away on May 29, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on June 29, 1944 in Carbondale, Pennsylvania to John and Opal (Birtley) Vauter. Patricia is survived by her loving husband Myron, two son’s Stephen Mikulak (Linda) and David Mikulak, her sister Carmeen Klausner and 5 loving grandchildren. A Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 31, 2018 from 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. at Holy Trinity Church, 2502 N 28th Pl, Phoenix. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, June 1, 2018 at the church. Interment to follow at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com

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SWANSON, GEORGIANA

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Georgiana Swanson of Phoenix, passed away on May 27, 2018. She was born in Iowa City, Iowa on January 27, 1936 to Dewey and Stella Swanson. She moved to Phoenix in 1961 where she taught for 30 years working with 4th grade and special needs children. Georgiana was active in her church serving as a Deacon and Elder. She sang in her church choir. She also loved to travel and was able to visit all 50 states as well as Canada, Europe and Asia. She enjoyed doing genealogy and belonged to many Hereditary Societies such as DAR, Huguenot Society, DAC, Sons & Daughters of the Pilgrims, Loyalists & Patriots, serving as Chapter Registrar, Chaplain & Governor General. She also loved her pets especially her dog Zach. She could be seen walking Zach around the neighborhood every day. She is survived by cousins, friends and her Arizona family. For over 25 years Georgiana was embraced by Ryan and Stefanie Barbieri. This couple gave her a loving and supportive family that helped her make her life more meaningful and active. She will be missed by her hereditary society friends. A Funeral Service will be held Friday, June 1, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Interment will take place in Iowa at the Oxford Cemetery.

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JIMENEZ, JESUS F.

Jesus F. Jimenez, 85, passed on May 25, 2018. He is survived by Sylvia, his wife of 62 years, 7 daughters, 8 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters, and 1 brother. Visitation will be Thursday, May 31st at 6:00 P.M. with a Rosary at 7:00 P.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, in Phoenix. Funeral Mass will be on Friday, June 1st at 10:00 A.M. at St Jerome Catholic Church, 10815 N. 35th Ave, Phoenix. Interment will follow at St. Francis Cemetery 2033 N 48th Street, Phoenix. We would like to thank Hospice of the Valley. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Hospice of the Valley or AZ Alzheimer’s Association.

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DAUKSIS, GEORGIANA ELIZABETH

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

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MULLAN, TERRY

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

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CORONADO, CONSUELO RUIZ

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

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SOMERS, GARY ARTHUR

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

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STIER, JANICE

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

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D’ARCANGELO, NICHOLAS DAMIAN

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

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