Our Obituaries

Joyce Loretta Ribas

March 11, 1950 - July 20, 2017

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Salvatore Donald D'Onofrio

January 8, 1947 - July 19, 2017

Salvatore D'Onofrio, while comfortable and surrounded by family, returned to the arms of his lord on July 19, 2017 at the age of 70. Salvatore loved his god, his family, and his country. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1965 to 1969 as an infantryman and military policeman, promoting to the rank of Sergeant in under two years. After being honorably discharged, he studied sociology at...
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Earline Madeline Barcom

September 27, 1929 - July 14, 2017

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Helen Marguerite Wilson

November 21, 1920 - July 14, 2017

Helen Marguerite Wilson was born in Glendale, AZ on November 21, 1920, the only child of Herman and Ada Schahrer. She graduated from Glendale Union High School in 1938, serving as editor of its yearbook as a senior. Her lifelong love of college sports began on the women's softball team at the University of Arizona. She graduated from the U of A in 1942 with a degree in nutrition and was...
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Ruben A. Leon

January 4, 1971 - July 14, 2017

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Richard Melvin Stern

April 4, 1948 - July 13, 2017

Richard was born April 4, 1948, in Frankfort, Indiana, to Melvin & Helen Stern, the youngest of three children. His family moved to Mesa, Arizona in 1958 due to his mother's health. He went through the Mesa public schools, graduating from Westwood High in 1966. His family was active at First Baptist Church in Mesa, where he met Sherry Brown (he was 10 and she was 8). They started dating...
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Hubert Samuel Tollett

March 19, 1948 - July 13, 2017

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Joseph John Lahargoue

November 22, 1919 - July 12, 2017

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Christopher James Vitolo

March 27, 1970 - July 12, 2017

Christopher James Vitolo met his Heavenly Father at 6pm on 7/12/17 at 47 years of age peacefully, while sleeping in his home, which he resided in for most of his life. He was married to his "sweet love" Vicki Mathis for 21 years but was devoted to her for 29 years. He had a great passion for music and tremendous love for his family. Christopher took joy in gardening and watching his favorite...
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James Allen Gunderson

July 28, 1934 - July 12, 2017

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Donald Michael Stelmach

October 3, 1930 - July 11, 2017

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Lewis Robson Holmes

July 26, 1937 - July 11, 2017

Holmes, Lewis R. (79), passed away on July 11, 2017 in Tucson, Arizona. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Haruko Holmes. He retired from the US Air Force and Raytheon. A committal service will be held on Friday, July 21, 2017 at 10:00 am at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Marana, 15950 N. Luckett Rd. Marana, AZ 85653. Services will be officiated by Pastor Gordon Vernon of Rincon...
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Richard Erdman Miller

September 23, 1930 - July 11, 2017

Richard Erdman Miller, 86, of Tucson, Arizona, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 with family beside him.Richard was born September 23, 1930 in Evanston, Illinois to Cyril and Mildred Miller. He served in the United States Navy from 1947 to 1955, following which he graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. In 1955...
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Joseph Frederick Prager

July 22, 1942 - July 9, 2017

Prager, Joseph F. "Joe"Joe heard Jesus' voice calling him to enter His rest Sunday 7-9, 6:47 AM. He gladly ran into the open loving waiting arms of his Saviour, Jesus. He left Earth due to two heart attacks one week apart.Joe is survived by his wife, Nancie, whom he met Jan 1963. They lived across the street from each other, as their families were friends. She was 16, he was 20. They eloped to...
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James George Kalal

June 30, 1923 - July 9, 2017

James G. Kalal, 94, of Tucson passed away peacefully on July 9, 2017.Jim was born in Oak Park, Illinois on June 30, 1923. After service as an infantry soldier in the United States Army during the Second World War, he was married on June 7, 1946 to Catherine Wittmann, who was the love of his life for their seventy-one years of marriage.Following graduation from the University of Illinois, Jim...
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Dolores E. Jones

October 2, 1926 - July 8, 2017

DEL JONESA Tucson TreasureDolores (Del) Jones passed away on July 8. 2017 at the age of 90. She was with familyand friends at the time of her peaceful passing in the Catalina Foothills. Not only hasshe been called a Tucson Treasure by many, she was a treasure to her family, herfriends, her colleagues, and her community. All are saddened by her passing.She has been referred to as a force of nature...
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Sang Im Lee

July 30, 1918 - July 7, 2017

Sang Im Lee, 98, of Tucson, AZ passed away on July 7, 2017. She was born in South Korea on July 30, 1918. Sang Im Kim was married to the late Kyung Sun Lee in 1938. She is preceded in death by her husband and children, Ui Mock Um, Bong Mock Cho and Ock Mock Lee. She is survived by her children, Young Mock Lee, Chung Mock Lee, Suck Mock Lee and Eun Mock Han; 16 grandchildren, 1 sister and 2...
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James Marshall Smith

October 30, 1961 - July 6, 2017

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Margaret Josephine Rau

May 9, 1962 - July 6, 2017

The lovely and bright light in the Rau family has passed to the next round of her tournament with ovarian cancer! She has gone toe to toe with the biggest advisory of her life for the past 15 years and faced it with courage, determination and the most positive will to overcome! Those same attributes will endure with her family! She was born May 9th 1962 to her very proud parents, David McCarty...
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James Richard WEBER

July 21, 1948 - July 5, 2017

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Margo E. Smith

December 21, 1955 - July 5, 2017

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Eloiza Maldonado Roqueni

August 4, 1931 - July 3, 2017

Eloiza Maldonado Roqueni, 85, of Tucson, AZ entered into rest July 3, 2017. She was born in Esqueda, Sonora Mexico on August 4, 1931 as Eloiza Maldonado Torres. She was a seamstress for the Billy the Kid Shirt Factory and enjoyed sewing, cooking, gardening, and dancing in her free time. Eloiza was preceded in death by her mother, Salome Maldonado, and her father, Domingo Maldonado, and her...
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John J. ELMI

May 28, 1934 - July 3, 2017

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Doris Elaine Messinger

November 2, 1944 - July 3, 2017

Doris Messinger, 72, of Tucson, AZ passed away on July 3, 2017. She was born in Tucson, AZ on November 2, 1944. Doris graduated from Amphitheater High School. She spent time working as a secretary for the Arizona Supreme Court Foster Care Review Board. Doris enjoyed watching TV; never missing one of her favorite shows - Jeopardy; playing on the computer, visiting with grandchildren and family and...
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Gary Lee Childs

May 25, 1945 - July 2, 2017

After a valiant fight against cancer, it is with great sadness we announce the passing of Gary on July 2, 2017 at his home in Tucson, AZ at the age of 72. On May 25, 1945 Gary was born in Centerville, IA to Vance and Patty Childs. He came with his family to Tucson in 1951. His childhood was spent exploring the desert with his brother, cousins, and friends. In 1963, he graduated from Sunnyside...
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Nina A. DeJonghe

November 22, 1920 - July 2, 2017

Born: November 22, 1920, Provo,UT to Oren Anderson and Tessie (Thacker). Preceded by husband Garvin and children Terry & Nina. Married Garvin DeJonghe, on 5-20-1938 in Park City, UT. She wanted a family and her wish came true with 9 children: Terry (Susan), Mary(Frank) Rinaldi, Patrick (Lorie), Anthony, Nina Drew, Peter, Janet (Michael) Wright, Timothy (Cathy), Amy (Kevin) Acorn, 20...
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Evelia Rosenblum

August 28, 1946 - July 1, 2017

Evelia Rosenblum, 70, of Tucson, Arizona, passed away Saturday, July 1, 2017. She was born in Ruiz, Nayarit, Mexico on August 28, 1946, and moved to Tucson, Arizona as a young woman. She was married to Alex Evan Rosenblum on November 26, 1971, worked for Villa Campana Retirement Community, now Atria Bell Court Gardens, for 25 years until her retirement, and was a devoted parishioner of Our...
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Helmut Kron

August 25, 1929 - June 30, 2017

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John McLaughlin French

December 15, 1948 - June 30, 2017

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Bonnie C. Stiarwalt

April 25, 1934 - June 28, 2017

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Leslie L. Jamison

November 7, 1944 - June 27, 2017

Leslie L. Jamison, 72, of Tucson passed away June 27, 2017. He was born in Champaign, IL on November 7, 1944. He was married to Sharon Vanden Einde on July 2, 1965. Les had a career as a Heavy Equipment Mechanic for Pima County and had a passion for fishing and reading. He is proceeded in death by his parents Walter Burdette and Bessie Loretta Jamison, siblings Larry Jamison and Wilma Jamison. He...
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Margaret Ann Jeter

March 22, 1926 - June 26, 2017

Margaret Ann McDonald Jeter, 91, of Tucson, Arizona, passed away on June 26, 2017. She was born in Fannin County, Texas on March 22, 1926. Margaret graduated from Bonham High School, received a Bachelors degree in journalism from the University of North Texas in 1947, and then worked for several years at the newspapers in Madison, Wisconsin and Iowa City, Iowa. She went back to school and earned...
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Phyllis Y. Murphy

December 18, 1942 - June 25, 2017

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Timothy Ray Benedict

January 2, 1962 - June 25, 2017

TIMOTHY R. BENEDICT Tuesday, January 2, 1962 - Sunday, June 25, 2017Timothy Ray Benedict, age 55, passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully, in his sleep on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at his home in Tucson, Arizona. He was always ready with a smile or a word of encouragement for anyone he came into contact with. Tim was born on January 2, 1962, the first baby born that year at St. Joseph's Hospital...
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Roxie Jane Elliott

December 21, 1932 - June 24, 2017

Roxie Jane Elliott, 84, passed June 24, 2017 in Tucson, AZ from complications related to her Alzheimer's. Roxie was born December 21, 1932 in Bellaire, Ohio to William Paul Sr. and Melaine LaRoche. She was proceeded in passing by her brothers William Paul Jr. and Richard Lyle LaRoche. She remained lifelong friends with her brother's wives Nancy LaRoche and Marge LaRoche and their families....
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Mary Lou Frey

July 22, 1924 - June 23, 2017

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Robert Eugene Pautz

July 31, 1942 - June 23, 2017

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Joe Dryden Schillinger

February 1, 1934 - June 18, 2017

Joe D. Schillinger, 83, of Tucson, AZ passed away on June 18, 2017. He was born in Lima, Ohio on Feb 1,1934. Joe attended the Ohio State University on an NROTC Scholarship and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. Upon receiving his commission as an Ensign, Joe reported for duty aboard the USS English (DD 696), the "greyhound of the sea", as he fondly referred...
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Ruby E. James

October 7, 1923 - June 16, 2017

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Gage Michael O'Campo

August 23, 1992 - June 15, 2017

Gage Michael O'Campo (24) of Tucson, Arizona, passed away June 15, 2017. Gage was born on August 23, 1992 and is a graduate of Ironwood Ridge High School. He had recently received his Associate's Degree in Advanced Aviation Technology and received Powerplant and Airframe Mechanic Certificates from Pima Community College. Gage was employed at Bombardier and had been enjoying his career in aircraft...
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John Francis McGrath

June 10, 1931 - June 14, 2017

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Louis Lester Gunzel

June 1, 1922 - June 12, 2017

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Lucille Frances KUHLMAN

December 12, 1921 - June 12, 2017

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Donald Paul Wheeler

October 2, 1948 - June 11, 2017

Donald "Donnie" Paul Wheeler, 68, of Superior Arizona, passed away on June 11, 2017, in Tucson Arizona. Donnie was born in Durango Colorado on October 2, 1948 to Max and Twila (Eaton) Wheeler. He graduated from Ray High School in Kearny Arizona. After graduating from high school, Donnie completed an apprenticeship as a Diesel and Gas Mechanic. He had a long career as a Heavy Diesel Mechanic at...
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Willard Earl Graves

October 5, 1920 - June 10, 2017

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Barbara Joan Chaitt

May 1, 1931 - June 10, 2017

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Maria Luevano Contreras

March 21, 1950 - June 10, 2017

Maria L. Contreras, 67, of Tucson, Arizona passed away Saturday June 10th, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Nogales, Sonora on March 21, 1950. Maria is preceded in death by her mother, Guadalupe Luevano. She is survived by her husband John Louis Contreras; daughters Veronica Chamberlain (Jesse) and Melissa Hastings (Brooks); grandchildren Alexis, Jaiden, Carmen, Anthony, Aubriele...
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Richard James Archer

May 10, 1946 - June 9, 2017

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Virginia Anne Vogt

February 2, 1938 - June 9, 2017

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Albert Edgar Huffman

November 5, 1925 - June 7, 2017

Albert E. Huffman was born November 5, 1925, in Elkhart, Indiana and passed away June 7, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Carolyn M. Huffman and their four children, Debra (Nick) Bacon, Nancy (Terry) Blair, Steve and James Huffman. He is also survived by his sister, Betty (Don) Ade, and his older children, Dick (Delores) Huffman, Sue Winkleblack, Bonnie (Chuck) Russell along with...
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James Augustine Richardson

August 23, 1929 - June 6, 2017

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Roslyn Cooper

November 20, 1926 - June 6, 2017

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Phyllis L. O'Neil

July 9, 1922 - June 4, 2017

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Nyta Kathryn Dougherty

January 16, 1920 - June 3, 2017

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Almadean Wickersham

November 11, 1924 - June 2, 2017

Almadean "Dolly" (Brown) Wickersham, 92, of Tucson, Arizona, passed away June 2, 2017. Dolly was born Almadean Sparks in Monticello, Indiana on November 11, 1924 and was the oldest of her eight siblings. She was twice widowed and was married first to Charles Wickersham and later to Charlie Brown. Dolly had a long career working with her husband, Charles Wickersham, in rental real estate...
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Brittie Elaine Rothermel

October 13, 1921 - May 31, 2017

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Maida L. Armstrong

September 6, 1942 - May 31, 2017

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Kenneth Howard Wheaton

June 23, 1938 - May 30, 2017

Kenneth Wheaton, 78, of Tucson, Arizona, passed away on May 30, 2017. Kenneth was born in Charlotte, Michigan on June 23, 1938 to the late Cornelius and Florence Wheaton. Kenneth worked for many years as an accountant and was a member of the National Parkinson's Foundation. He had a passion for reading, gardening and traveling. He is survived by his daughter, Linda-Anne Stubbins; grandchildren,...
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Doris Marie Chapman

May 25, 1928 - May 29, 2017

Doris Marie Chapman, 89, of Tucson, AZ passed away May 29, 2017. She was born in Arthur, Illinois on May 25, 1928 and graduated from Arthur High School. She was married to Donald W. Chapman on May 18, 1946. Doris is survived by daughter Karen S. Slatzer; grandchildren Steven M. Slatzer and Shelly L. Adams; great grandchildren Sarah L. Blasdel, Shane G. Blasdel and Claire N. Slatzer; sister...
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Roger E. Braden

June 6, 1931 - May 29, 2017

Roger Emery Braden was a native Tucsonan, born June 6, 1931. He passed away May 29th, 2017.Roger had deep knowledge of Arizona and was a consummate storyteller. He loved to reminisce about his boyhood, and was a Tucsonan version of Huckleberry Finn. Tucson was much smaller then, and it was Roger's playground. Roger knew it intimately because he walked or biked its length and breath. He even...
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John Matthew Kurz

May 15, 1929 - May 27, 2017

John Matthew Kurz, born 05/15/1929, in Detroit, Michigan left this earth to join his parents, John and Stella Kurz along with his two sons David and Steven on May 27th, 2017. He is survived by wife of 65 years, Evelyn, 3 children, Jack, Julie, and Jeff, 7 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. John graduated from University of Arizona, College of Pharmacy. He owned and operated Fort Dodge Drug...
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Jeffrey Robert Bushroe

March 24, 1990 - May 26, 2017

Bushroe, Jeffrey Robert died May 26 at the age of 27.Vigil Service and Memory Sharing, June 16, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Visitation to follow till 9:00 p.m., at East Lawn Palms Mortuary.Mass June 17, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. at Our Mother of Sorrows, burial to follow at East Lawn Palms Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to either Mountain Rescue Aspen or Pets for Vets.
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Cole Hunter Hughes

December 25, 1972 - May 26, 2017

A most charismatic, beautiful son and brother died suddenly on Friday, May 26. Cole was the younger of two sons, raised in a loving home, first in Kansas City, then in Boston and finally in Tucson. Outwardly, Cole looked like he had it all: intelligence, confidence, athletic ability, beautiful blue eyes, captivating smile, his Dad's wit, his Mother's charm, and the ability to engage and forge a...
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Reginald Randolph JONES

August 15, 1930 - May 26, 2017

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Michael Sean McHugh

November 19, 1992 - May 26, 2017

Michael Sean McHugh was born 11/19/1992, He passed away on 5/26/2017 at the young age of 24. Michael was such a special soul with such a free sprit. He was loved by so many. His smile and contagious laugh will forever be remembered. He is survived by his son Michael McHugh, Girlfriend Andrea Silva, Father Michael McHugh Sr, Mother Lisa McHugh, Sisters Morgan McHugh and Emilee Refre, Step Father...
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Richard J. Dobrin

April 1, 1933 - May 26, 2017

Richard J. Dobrin, 84 has passed away on May 26, following a prolonged illness. He was born April 1st, 1933 in Cleveland, Ohio, where he met his wife, Judith and raised his two sons. Richard dedicated his life to helping others, as a teacher, a volunteer naturalist and as a Kare Bears volunteer at his home in Pebble Creek (Goodyear, AZ). He is preceded in death by his wife, Judith and is...
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Odessa -. Davis

May 10, 1927 - May 25, 2017

Odessa Davis, 90, Tucson, Arizona, died May 25, 2017, at the home of her daughter. She was born May 10, 1927, Loa, Utah to Willis Irvin and Ruth Durfee Allred as the 5th of 8 children. She was married to Arlen C. Davis, April 5, 1952 in Las Vegas; later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple. They lived in Utah, Alaska, Idaho and finally settled in Tucson, Arizona. Odessa was a waitress for many...
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Robert Ringkor

January 10, 1946 - May 25, 2017

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Phillip Dean Ledford

August 9, 1946 - May 25, 2017

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Lubomyra Lutz

June 19, 1929 - May 24, 2017

Lubomyra Lutz, 87, died peacefully at home on 24 May 2017, surrounded by her loved ones. She was preceded in death by her beloved parents Kazymyr and Elizabeth Bulwan; husband Gregory; son Ihor and daughter Daria; and sister, Myroslava Lischak. She is survived by her sister, Emily Church, in Ohio; her children Ursula Cybulsky (Joseph), Ksenia Lutz, and Orysia Lutz (Bruce McCurdie), her grandson...
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Margreet M. Clark

September 17, 1920 - May 23, 2017

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Gale Shelton Newton

March 4, 1931 - May 22, 2017

Gale Shelton Newton Jr., Son of Edna and Gale Newton Sr., 86 years of age of Saddlebrooke, Tucson Arizona, passed away on May 22, 2017.He was born in Kansas City, Kansas on March 4, 1931. Gale Graduated from Linwood Rural High School in Linwood Kansas, Received his BA in Russian Studies from Syracuse University, Syracuse New York and his Juris Doctorate from Washburn University School of Law,...
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Joy G. Brimmer

October 25, 1932 - May 21, 2017

Joy G. Brimmer was born on October 25, 1932 in Chicago Illinois to John and Rose Hunter. She passed away on May 21, 2017 and joins her husband Howard Brimmer of 56 years of marriage. They are together eternally, dancing, laughing and loving each other as they did in life. Joy leaves behind her daughters, Tina Lersch (James) and Wendy Palin. She also leaves behind her grandchildren Thomas and...
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Maria De Lurdes Bergmeier

December 13, 1939 - May 21, 2017

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Josephine Marie Gallagher

February 23, 1923 - May 21, 2017

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John Alvin Davis

February 20, 1926 - May 20, 2017

John A Davis, age 91, went to join the love of his life, Margaret and his son, John Jr. on Saturday May 20th 2017. During World War II, he was in the U.S. Coast Guard aboard a cargo ship. He returned to Illinois to get his Masters Degree in Education. John taught school in Wood River Illinois, Paso Robles California, and for Amphi School District in Tucson, Arizona. He is survived by daughters,...
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Jerry Dean Cannon

May 16, 1949 - May 18, 2017

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Marius Mihai Wagner

March 10, 1949 - May 17, 2017

WAGNER, Marius M., M.D.of Tucson, Arizona passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. He was 68 years old.Dr. Wagner was born in Transylvania, Romania to Drs. Julius and Victoria Wagner who instilled in both his sister, Gabrielle and him a sense of duty to care for the sick. Dr. Wagner graduated from medical school at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest, Romania, and following his...
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Lois R. FERTIG

August 17, 1937 - May 17, 2017

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Joan Adelia CHANDLER

December 27, 1932 - May 16, 2017

Joan Adelia Chandler (84), passed away peacefully at her home in Tucson, Arizona, with family by her side on May 16, 2017. Joan was born December 27, 1932 in Hugo, Colorado to Roger and Minnie Chandler. Joan enjoyed sewing, cooking, fishing, reading, politics, and staying up to date with current affairs. Spending time with family and friends was always her main focus in life. The love she showed...
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Nora Sue Akers

February 3, 1923 - May 16, 2017

Nora Sue Akers, 94, of Tucson, AZ, passed away May 16, 2017. She was born in Bluefield, WV into a family of musicians later known as the Harrison Strings. Wife of the late John B. Akers Jr. and mother of the Late John B. Akers III, She resided many years in Baltimore and worked as a secretary for Johns Hopkins Hospital. Nora was a member of many organizations including Fraternal Order of the...
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Lydia Wulf

June 3, 1974 - May 16, 2017

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Charles John Moors

December 17, 1927 - May 15, 2017

Charles "Bud" Moors entered into eternal rest on May15, 2017 in Tucson, AZ. He was born on December 17, 1927, in McPherson, KS, to Charles and Mabel Moors. Bud was raised on the family farm. His formal education through the eighth grade was in a one-room schoolhouse. He graduated from McPherson High School. Like so many, duty called and Bud served in the Army. Upon discharge he returned...
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Earl Lloyd Wilford

October 28, 1934 - May 14, 2017

EARL LLOYD WILFORD, 82, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at his home in Tucson, Arizona on May 14, 2017 after a valiant battle against cancer. Earl was born in Oakley, Kansas to Lloyd and Arloah Wilford. Earl graduated from Tucson High School in 1953. He began as a journeyman bricklayer and stonemason with his family business, Wilford Construction Co., while still in high...
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Robert Charles Smith

March 6, 1962 - May 12, 2017

Robert Charles Smith - "Smitty" - born March 6, 1962 died on May 12, 2017.Robert lived his early years in Rockland County, NY and his later years in Tucson, AZ.Robert worked primarily in construction-related trades. He was employed most of his adult life by George O'Leary, who he valued as a trusted friend.Robert is survived by his mother Dorothy; brother Thomas; nephews Chris & Kyle; and...
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Belinda Sadie Uhall

April 17, 1959 - May 11, 2017

A Life Celebration of Strength, Passion, Friendship and LOVEDr. Belinda Raymond-Uhall died on May 11, 2017 at the age of 58 after a two year battle with brain cancer. She stood fast, a pillar of remarkable poise and determination, smiling and offering that full throttle thumbs up after each crossing. Those around her - family, friends, and doctors - would say she triumphed in the face of...
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Denise Delores Gutierrez

November 27, 1951 - May 9, 2017

Denise Gutierrez, 65, of Tucson, AZ passed away May 9, 2017. She was born in Chicago on November 27, 1951. Denise graduated from Kennedy High School. She was married to Charles Gutierrez. Denise had a career with the U.S. Postal Service. She had a passion for reading, shopping and crafts. Denise is survived by children Karla Iverson, Jim (Chris) Gutierrez and Daniel (Candee) Gutierrez;...
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William James Mitchell, Sr.

December 14, 1932 - May 9, 2017

Mitchell, William James Lt. Col. 84, of Tucson AZ, passed away May 9, 2017. He was preceded in death by Marjorie Mitchell and Barbara Mitchell. He is survived by four children, William J. Mitchell Jr, Ann Marie Andre, Lesley Renne Wade, Norman Carter Wade II; eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. He was born in Queens NY on December 14, 1932. He had a distinguished career in the...
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Carroll Ormond Myers

February 26, 1928 - May 9, 2017

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Martha Kate Mosley Layne

December 30, 1921 - May 7, 2017

Martha Kate Mosley Layne of Tucson, went home to her family after 95 years of life, Sunday May 7, 2017. Born Dec. 30, 1921 in Sequatchie County Tennessee, town of Daus, to Crayton and Mary Mosley . She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Thomas Henry (Tom) and Robert Terrell and husband Brents (Bert) Burton Layne, Jr. Martha Kate is survived by her Son Lynn (Judi) Layne,...
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Ruth Margaret Williamson

June 13, 1926 - May 6, 2017

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Joel Allan MacCollam

December 19, 1946 - May 5, 2017

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Josephine Helen Roth

February 16, 1916 - May 3, 2017

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John R. Van Derziel

August 16, 1939 - May 2, 2017

John Richard van Derziel 8/16/1939-5/02/2017. John was loved by Sandy, A.J., Linda, A.J. Jr, April, Ty, Bailee and our extended family and friends. A Celebration of life will be held at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1825 N. Alvernon Way Tucson, AZ 85711 on Saturday, May 13th at 11:00 a.m.In lieu of flowers please make donations in John's name to Emmanuel Baptist Church.
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Bradley Martin Johnson

March 8, 1949 - May 2, 2017

Bradley (Brad) Martin Johnson, 68, of Tucson, Az, passed away May 2, 2017. He was born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on March 8, 1949 to Virginia & Knute Johnson. He graduated from Flowing Wells High School. Brad married Sharon Louise Monzingo on March 10, 1979 in Tucson, AZ. Brad was a Sgt in the Army from June 11, 1968 with an honorable discharge June 10, 1974 with two tours in Vietnam. He received...
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Geraldine M. Morey

August 15, 1938 - May 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Palms Mortuary, Tucson, AZ.
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Courtland Hugh Seger

June 22, 1939 - April 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Palms Mortuary, Tucson, AZ.
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Robert Wilcox Slacks

February 27, 1937 - April 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Palms Mortuary, Tucson, AZ.
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Feliza H. Heimpel

May 25, 1931 - April 28, 2017

HEIMPEL, Feliza H. On April 28, 2017, Feliza H. Heimpel passed peacefully with family by her side. Born in 1931 in Los Mochis, Mexico, she was a beautiful, humble and generous woman, deeply dedicated to her family. She was married to the love of her life, Alfred J. Heimpel (deceased) for 61 years. She leaves behind her five children who loved her dearly: Elizabeth Ronstadt (William), Eleanor...
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Arthur E. Caviglia

May 21, 1928 - April 27, 2017

Arthur Encinas Caviglia 88, passed away peacefully to be with the Lord on April 27, 2017. He was born in Arivaca on May 21, 1928. He served in the United States Army and was a proud veteran. He is survived by Angela, his devoted and loving wife of 66 years. He was a loving and doting father to his five children Yolanda (Mark) Purdy, Yvonne Holland, David (Nancy) Caviglia, Paul (Linda)...
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