Our Obituaries

Margret Oliphant Knaphus

September 24, 1924 - September 16, 2017

Our beloved mother, sister, and friend, Margret Oliphant Knaphus died September 16th, 2017. She was born Sept 24, 1924 in Payson Utah to Clare Howe and Martha Gertrude Oliphant. She spent her early childhood in Salt Lake City. Her home was lost during the depression and the family went to San Juan, Utah to homestead. Then they moved to Moab. After about a year they moved to San Diego,...
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James Stanley Safka

September 14, 1915 - September 14, 2017

Celebrated life with us for 102 years-He was born in Chicago Illinois on September 14th 1915 - departed on September 14th 2017.Jim a 40 year resident of Leisure World an active golfer, Illinois club member, community server and a inspiration at the fitness center and to all who know him.Jim is survived by his sister Kay; son Wayne; daughters Cindy and Pam;10 grandchildren; and 23 great...
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Walter B. Pennington

June 13, 1918 - September 13, 2017

Walter B Pennington, 99, entered into rest on Sept. 13, 2017, at Phoenix, AZ. Beloved husband of the late Thelma W. Pennington for ( ) years, until her passing on August 21, 2017; dear father of Linda (Gary) Young and Tanya (David) Parker; dear grandfather of Jenny Green, Suzy Geiger and Sharon Cantu, and great-grandfather of 9. A man of many interests, Walter served in the Army Air Corps,...
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Richard Joseph Torba

August 31, 1957 - September 12, 2017

Richard (Rick) Joseph Torba died on September 12, 2017 in Phoenix,Arizona after a long-fought battle with LeukemiaBorn in Youngstown,Ohio on August 31, 1957, Rick is survived by his dear wife of 36 years,Cathy J Torba; their two sons, John (Tyler) Torba and Jason (Shasta)Torba; and grandchildren Tatum, Jaxon and Jameson; brother Bob Torba(Fran) and sister Diane Whipple (Rick)... all living in...
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Gloria Pieper

October 20, 1928 - September 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park and Funeral Care, Mesa, AZ.
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Franklin Delano Williamson

June 19, 1935 - September 11, 2017

Franklin D. Williamson, 82, of Gilbert passed away on September 11, 2017. Franklin was born in Plaquemine, Louisiana on June 19, 1935, the son of Dallas and Charlotte (Albert) Williamson.Franklin married Alice A. Williamson on July 28, 1955. Together they had three children, Chandra, Michael and Pamela.Franklin is preceded in death by his father and mother, Dallas and Charlotte Williamson; his...
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Helen Jeanne Lair

September 5, 1926 - September 9, 2017

Helen Jeanne (Bone) Lair, 91, of Mesa, Arizona, passed away September 9, 2017. Helen was born in Amarillo, Texas on September 5, 1926 to W. L. "Roy" Bone and Mary Barackman Bone. After briefly residing in Amarillo, Helen's family moved back to their native Kansas, where Mr. Bone began a long career with the Long-Bell Lumber Company, requiring several moves throughout Southern Kansas. After Helen...
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William Heaton Steese

October 24, 1918 - September 4, 2017

William Heaton Steese of Mesa, Arizona passed away on September 4, 2017 at the age of 98. He was born October 24, 1918 in New York City, New York to Heaton Sturtevant and Esther [Hill] Steese. William was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather who had a great sense of humor. He had a love of music, especially Big Band and Jazz, and would attend many concerts in New York City along with...
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Constance Isabel Stewart

February 7, 1942 - August 26, 2017

Constance I. Stewart, 75, entered into rest on August 26, 2017. Beloved wife of Michael R. Stewart; dear Mom of Bobby (Tammi) Myers, Dana Alger, Shelly (James) Mathews and Richie (Lisa) Alger; dear step-mom of Yvonne Hill,Michell Caswell and Christine (Kevin Zimmerman; dear sister of the late Dennis (Jackie survives) Myers, Steve Osborne, Terry (Vicki) Osborne and Greg Osborne; our dear grandma,...
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Otto Ferdinand Joachim

October 14, 1925 - August 23, 2017

Otto F. Joachim, 91, of Mesa, AZ, passed away August 23, 2017. He was a first generation American born to Otto and Magdalena [Schmidt] Joachim on October 14, 1925 in Hoboken, NJ. Otto proudly served his country during WWII in the U.S. Navy Air Corps. Following the military, he went to work for Pan American World Airways and was sent to set up their overhaul base in Miami, FL. Otto enjoyed...
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Peter Katrein

January 28, 1948 - August 22, 2017

Peter Katrein, 69, of Mesa, AZ passed away peacefully on 8/22/2017. Dearest husband of Maryann, loving father of Rebecca (Ken) Ericson of Elgin, IL and Adrienne (Dallas Hernandez) of Mesa. Proud grandfather of Matthew, Alyssa and Nathan Ericson and Artemis Hernandez.Son of the late Martin Sr. and Dorothy, brother of Martin Jr. (Susan) in Dallas, TX, Nancy (Rich) Michal in Yorba Linda, CA, Mark ...
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Thelma W. Pennington

June 13, 1922 - August 21, 2017

Thelma W. Pennington, 95, entered into rest on August 21, 2017. Beloved wife of Walter B. Pennington, for 74 years, dear mother of Linda (Gary) Young, and Tanya (David) Parker; dear grandmother of 3 and great-grandmother of 9. Thelma was a warm, loving, caring and artistic person, and a good friend of many. Contributions to cityofhope.org are appreciated. Graveside service 1:30 PM, Mon. Aug....
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Patsy Lee Dodson

July 14, 1942 - August 20, 2017

Patsy Lee Dodson of Apache Junction, AZ passed away August 20, 2017 at the age of 75. She was born to Honor and Jonni Thomas, July 14, 1942 in Clarksville, AR. At a very early age, Patsy and her family moved to California, where she grew up. Pasty later moved to El Paso, TX where she had met Randy Dodson at a church the two attended in 1983. The two dated for the next four years getting...
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Jonny Edward Cazee

July 12, 1946 - August 20, 2017

Jonny "Jon" Cazee, of Mesa, AZ passed away August 20, 2017 at the age of 71. He was the youngest of six children, born to Albert Carl and Dorothy [Lee] Cazee in Indianapolis, IN on July 12, 1946. Jon proudly served his country in the United States Army for three years. He was an avid sportsman, loved hunting and fishing, especially competing in fishing tournaments with his son Brad. He also...
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Robert Joseph Brownson

April 24, 1942 - August 17, 2017

Robert "Bob" Brownson died in his home on August 17, 2017. He was 75.Bob came into the world on April 24, 1942 in South Dakota. He became a husband, father, grandfather, and friend; to him, these would be his greatest accomplishments. Bob measured his success on the people he cherished, and made certain his affection and love was known to them. He made them laugh, cry, smile, and occasionally...
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Chad Kenyon Howell

September 3, 1978 - August 15, 2017

Chad Kenyon Howell, 38, of Mesa, Arizona, entered into rest on August 15, 2017. Beloved son of Susan (Pete) Celana, Mark Hughes and Michael Howell; dear brother of Lauren Sheehan, Debra Martinez and Justin Hughes; dear uncle of Trinity Flowers, Christopher Howell, Finley Sheehan and Archer Sheehan. Survived by his girlfriend Traycie Sato, and by his fur baby Nakita. A Celebration of Life will...
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Jonathan Douglas Conley

March 9, 1985 - August 13, 2017

It is with great sadness that on Sunday, August 13, 2017, Jonathan "Tubby" Conley joined his Uncle Tom in heaven for a 9am tee time, followed by spaghetti dinner with his Grandma Burns and Grandma Conley.He was born in Chicago, IL on March 9, 1985 and moved to Arizona in July of 2001. Jonathan was an Eagle Scout with Palms and a Salutatorian at Higley High School, class of 2003. Jonathan made a...
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Scott James Johnson

February 3, 1982 - August 12, 2017

Scott James Johnson Passed away on August 12, 2017He was born in Mesa Arizona February 3, 1982 and Graduated from Queen Creek High School in 2000Scott was employed at Salt River Project for the last 5 years and has previously worked out of Line Construction Local 769 and Operating Engineers Local 428He adored his children Lilli 12 and Aiden 10. He enjoyed four wheeling, boating, mud bogging,...
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Boyd Joshua TerLaan

May 24, 1991 - August 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park and Funeral Care, Mesa, AZ.
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Vernon George Ostermann

May 27, 1929 - August 12, 2017

Vernon "Vern" George Ostermann, 88, of Mesa, AZ passed away peacefully in his sleep surrounded by his loving wife and daughters on Saturday, August 12, 2017, while at Hospice of the Valley's Dobson Home in Chandler, AZ. Memorial services are pending.Vern was born May 27, 1929, in Ocheyedan, IA to George and Mollie (Wassman) Ostermann. He served in the US Navy during the Korean War as an Aviation...
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Joan Wilcox

May 1, 1929 - August 12, 2017

Joan Wilcox, 88, of Mesa, Arizona, entered into rest on August 12, 2017. Beloved wife of the late James G. Wilcox; dear sister of Walter L. (Jennie) Sibert; dear aunt of Joy (Dale) Houg and Sharon Carr; dear great aunt of Jeffrey Houg and Michelle Carr. Dear "mom" of Gloria (Kent) Odekirk. Survived by 8 bonus grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Visitation 10 - 11:30 Am Friday,...
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John Michael Duensing

June 22, 1958 - August 10, 2017

John Michael Duensing, 59, of Phoenix, Arizona, entered into rest on August 10, 2017. Beloved Dad of Kenny (Mandi), Scott and Zoe Duensing; dear grandpa of Kenlei Duensing; loving son of David and Helen Duensing; dear brother of Tim (Stephanie), Mark (Melinda), Steve (Kari) and Tom (Jeaneen) Duensing; our dear uncle, cousin and friend of many. Contributions to the charity of your choice are...
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Sherry Lynn Weller

January 22, 1957 - August 10, 2017

Sherry Lynn Weller, 60, of Mesa, AZ passed away August 10, 2017. She was born January 22, 1957 in National City, CA to Kenneth Dore and Rose Evelyn [Olson] Anspaugh. At a very early age Sherry and her family moved to Indiana where she grew up. Sherry was a selfless, caring and loving woman who at times, could also be feisty. At the age of 18, Sherry moved to Arizona where she met her husband...
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Betty Jean Gale

June 25, 1937 - August 10, 2017

Betty Jean Gale, of Mesa, Arizona, entered into rest on August 10, 2017. Beloved wife of Richard D. Gale, Sr.; dear mother of Richard D. (Debbie) Gale, Jr., Gregory S. (Melinda) Gale and Gwendolyn Joy (Brian) Ruff; dear grandmother of 6 and great-grandmother of 8. Dear sister of the late William David (Francis Jean) Newman. Our dear aunt, great aunt, cousin and friend of many. A Celebration...
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Donnie Gail Bagby

June 9, 1946 - August 10, 2017

On Thursday, August 10, 2017, Donnie Gail Bagby born in Judsonia, Arkansas on June 9th, 1946 passed away suddenly at the age of 71 in Queen Creek, Arizona. She is survived by her husband of 55 years Frank Bagby, son David Bagby, two brothers Connie and Clifford, grandchildren Christina and Sharie Lynn and great grandchildren Jaiden, Samantha, Payton, McKenna and Brianna. She is preceded by her...
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Maria Guadalupe Espinoza

December 12, 1962 - August 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park and Funeral Care, Mesa, AZ.
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Clara Irean Dinges

July 6, 1930 - August 7, 2017

Clara Irean Dinges, 87, entered into rest on August 7, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Vernon LeRoy Dinges; dear mother of Diana Lee (Richard) Allen, Vernon Edward Dinges, and the late Daryl LeRoy Dinges; dear grandmother of Jeremy Valencia, Heather (Ziad) Ghaleb, April (Johnathon) Johnson, Nicole (Timothy) Burress and Richard David Scott Allen; great-grandmother of 13. Clara was sister of Frank...
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Rocky Landato

April 12, 1958 - August 7, 2017

Rocky Landato, age 59, lost his courageous 1.5 year battle against pancreatic cancer early Monday morning August 7, 2017. Rocky grew up in Oklahoma, then moved to Chicago graduating from James B. Conant High School. In 1977, he moved to Arizona where he married and had two sons. He was employed in several places before settling on SRP for his career. Working his way up from warehouse worker...
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Connie Jo Kreps

September 21, 1938 - August 5, 2017

Connie Jo Kreps, 78, of Mesa, Arizona, entered into rest on August 5, 2017. Beloved wife of Tommy O. Kreps for 63 years; dear mother of Robert Kreps and Steve (Danelle) Kreps; loving grandma of Joshua, Meghan, Kaitlyn, Nick, Sarah and Jacob Kreps; dear great-grandma of Sophia; dear sister of Lois Jean (Jerry) Voisard, Joyce Ann (Richard) Smith, and the late Robert E. (Peggy) and Steven F. Gibson...
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Irwin Joe Brodsky

January 4, 1938 - August 3, 2017

A Giant has left us.Irwin (Joe) Brodsky went to be with the Lord Thursday, August 3, 2017, at the age of 79. There are a thousand stories about Joe and they are all true. Born in New York City on January 4, 1938, Joe believed in making every minute of life an adventure. Joe grew up in Brooklyn, New York, and made the entire city his home. He married his first love Angela in 1960 and together...
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Dale Edward Genenbacher

November 22, 1942 - August 3, 2017

Dale Edward Genenbacher passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at the age of 74.He attended Christian Brothers High School in Quincy, Illinois. Dale enlisted in the Air Force in May of 1960, where he served until May of 1964. He went on and graduated from Parks College. After graduating, he was hired as an aircraft mechanic for Ozark Airlines and TWA for...
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Jessie May Cox

September 26, 1933 - August 3, 2017

Jessie May Cox, a native of Indianapolis, Indiana, and currently of Mesa, Arizona, entered into rest on August 3, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Bernie C. Cox, Jr.; mother of David E. (Lucia F) Cox; dear grandmother of Melina and Bernard Cox; dear sister of the late Russell and Mary Corey, and Martha Kimz; aunt of Robert, Kevin and Kendra Cox. Dear friend of many. A Celebration of Life will be...
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Gloria Kinnane

October 8, 1923 - August 2, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park.
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Sharon M. Barry

May 2, 1943 - August 2, 2017

Sharon M. "Shari" Barry, born May 2, 1943 in Berkeley, CA to Harry Kenneth and Frances Elizabeth [Abbott] McGuire, passed away August 2, 2017 in Mesa, AZ at the age of 74. Her life adventures included living in California, Florida and Arizona. Shari enjoyed writing, including her short book of poetry titled "Living Where?" which was published in 1996. She also loved playing Hearts. She held...
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Ruth Dean Jones

October 15, 1933 - August 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park and Funeral Care, Mesa, AZ.
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Irma Genevieve Cornelius

April 13, 1927 - July 29, 2017

Irma Genevieve Cornelius (age 90) longtime resident of New Effington, South Dakota, died at her home in Mesa, AZ, of natural causes, on Saturday, July 29, 2017. She was born on April 13, 1927 at her family's farm near Sisseton, South Dakota. Irma was the daughter of Berger and Mae Olstad. She was raised in the Lutheran faith and attended the Scandia Lutheran Church until she was married to...
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Mary Ann Jakobsen

July 9, 1939 - July 27, 2017

Mary Ann Jakobsen7-9-39 ----7-27-17Mary Ann, a child of God, faithful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, cousin, sister, aunt, friend, teacher, photographer, lover of children, nature and wildlife lover, especially horses and birds (thus her nick name, the bird whisperer) went to be with Jesus after a long battle with cancer. Waiting to welcome her were her mom and dad and many friends...
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Bryce H. Mushrush-Barrett

January 18, 1993 - July 24, 2017

Bryce Holden Mushrush-Barrett, born January 18, 1993 in Mesa, Arizona, passed away suddenly, July 24, 2017 in Tucson Arizona. He attended Mesa High School, where he graduated from in 2011. During high school, Bryce lettered wrestling team and won his first wrestling match by a pin and also played the trumpet in the school band. He then went on to Brookline College in Tucson to earn his degree...
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Steven Taylor Wyatt

January 10, 1963 - July 23, 2017

Steven Taylor Wyatt of Mesa, AZ passed away July 23, 2017 at the age of 54. He was born January 10, 1963 in Cortez, CO to Frank Verell and Sharyn Jean [Stroming] Wyatt Jr. he was the youngest of three, moving to Moab, Utah with his family at a very young age. Growing up in Moab, he attended Moab High School and was a member of the rodeo team. He graduated in 1981. Steve was a heavy equipment...
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Wallace Edward Tate

December 11, 1943 - July 13, 2017

Wallace Edward Tate, of Apache Junction, Arizona, passed away on July 13, 2017 in Mesa, Arizona.A Celebration of Life in honor of Wally will be held on Saturday, July 22.Wally was born in Fargo, North Dakota, to Elsie and Elmer Tate on December 11, 1943. He grew up on his family's farm in Hope, North Dakota. He graduated from the University Of North Dakota. He met his wife while teaching High...
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David Joseph Jones

May 20, 1941 - July 13, 2017

Say not in grief, "he is no more" but in thankfulness,"that he was."David Joseph JonesMay 20, 1941-July 13, 2017Heaven welcomed another angel on Thursday, July 13, 2017 after a short illness. David, Dave or DJ, as he was lovingly called, was born to parents, James and Madeline Jones in Indianapolis, Indiana. He attended St. James Catholic School and Emmerich Manual High School, both in...
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Wayne Leo Scriba

March 26, 1930 - July 12, 2017

Wayne Leo Scriba passed away July 12th, 2017 in Mesa Arizona. He was born March 26, 1930 in Mendota, Illinois to Leo Harmon and Lucy [Finley] Scriba. Wayne attended high school for his first three years in Mendota and in his senior year, he transferred to LaSalle/Peru where he graduated. From 1951 - 1955, during the Korean War, Wayne served in the US Navy on the Philippines Sea. Wayne attended...
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Patricia Anne Morris

June 17, 1959 - July 9, 2017

Patricia Anne Morris passed away on July 9, 2017, in Mesa, AZ, at the age of 58 after battling metastatic breast cancer. She was born June 17, 1959, in Brockton, MA, and moved to Phoenix with her family in 1961 at the age of 2. Pat graduated with honors from Mesa High School in 1977. She was an excellent student and received two scholarships. Pat held Executive Assistant positions with Coldwell...
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Vernon Charles Cody

April 21, 1933 - July 8, 2017

Vernon Charles Cody, 84, of Mesa, Arizona, entered into rest on July 8, 2017. Beloved husband of Betty Jean Cody, for 64 wonderful years, Dear brother of Martha Frary and family; dear Dad of Tina, Pamela, David, Teresa, Michael and Kimberly; dear grandpa of Latisha, Kayla, Leigh, Brooke, Cara, Sabrina and Sebastian; dear great-grandpa of Lejend, Christian, Sieanna, Alexcia, Jonathan, Angelina...
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Marcie Stem Eisenbise

July 25, 1927 - July 5, 2017

Marcie S. Eisenbise, 89, passed away July 5, 2017.Marcie was born July 25, 1927 in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. The daughter of William and Edith (Neiman) Stem. She graduated from North County High School and Pierce Business College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.She married Gerald W. Eisenbise December 26, 1948. He passed away March 25, 2012.They later transferred to Scottsdale, Arizona where...
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Briana Danielle Hixson

November 10, 1988 - July 2, 2017

Briana "Brie" Danielle Hixson, aged 28, of Tempe, Arizona, died on Sunday, July 2, 2017. A loving mother, generous friend, and devoted family member, she will be missed by so many.Brie was born on November 10, 1988, in Mesa, Arizona. She grew up and was educated in Jamestown and High Point, North Carolina. Briana attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where she met Tyler Hixson....
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Verlyn Earl McGraw

July 25, 1921 - July 2, 2017

Verlyn E. McGraw passed away on July 2, 2017. He was born in the rural Milo, Iowa area July 25, 1921. He was preceded in death by his wife Bette of 56 years; also his parents, Chester and Edna McGraw; and a brothers, Dale McGraw and Leland McGraw.At the age of 21, he enlisted in the United States Army Air Corp, spending 3 and a half years in the Military Service. After World War II, he...
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Jaynel Corre Sanschagrin

October 28, 1947 - July 2, 2017

Sanschagrin, Jaynel Corre "Jaye", entered into rest on July 2, 2017. Beloved wife of Dennis J. Sanschagrin; dear mother of Tony (Crissy) Shimkus, Lora Shimkus and Sharon (Tyler) Schreiner; dear grandmother of Aiden, Cason, Adrianna, Jonathan, McKenzie, Madison, Cami, Natalie, Vincent and Megan; dear sister of Barbara Kahn. Our dear aunt, great aunt, sister-in-law, cousin and friend of many. ...
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Elizabeth J. Harris

September 25, 1921 - June 28, 2017

Elizabeth Harris, 95, of Mesa, AZ passed away June 28, 2017. She was born September 25, 1921 in Washington, DC to Charles and Gertrude Callis. Elizabeth was devoted to the Baha'i Faith, and enjoyed spending time in prayer and deepening in to her faith. She was a hard worker, earned a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education at Washington State University. She made the Dean's list. ...
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Robert Gene Dennis

January 9, 1935 - June 28, 2017

Robert "Bob" Gene Dennis, 82, former resident of Plevna, Kansas, passed away June 28, 2017 in Gilbert, Arizona. He was born January 9, 1935 in Plevna, KS to Fay and Lois [Austin] Dennis. On May 1, 1955, Bob was married to the love of his life, Patricia Ann Nusser, and together they raised their two children, Steve and Sandra. Throughout his life, Bob worked as a school teacher first...
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James Frederick Read

January 19, 1930 - June 27, 2017

James F. Read, 87, died Tuesday, June 27, 2017 in Mesa, AZ. He was born in Cheyenne, WY.In 55 years of construction he worked in five states and 58 different towns, which translates to a lot of funny hotels and greasy spoon restaurants-his words.He is preceded in death by parents, Herbert and Winifred; brother, Robert; and his son, John Henry. Left behind to celebrate the memory of Jim are his...
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Audrey M. Davidson

December 24, 1942 - June 25, 2017

Audrey M. Davidson, 74, of Mesa, Arizona passed away June 25, 2017. She was born December 24, 1942 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to Muller Pearson and Marian [Fuller] Moody. Audrey had a zest for life, was quick witted and had a great sense of humor. She was a very giving person who loved to care for her friends and her fellow church members; she was a mother to everybody. Audrey was also very...
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Norbert F. Nasuta

January 18, 1934 - June 22, 2017

Mesa, Arizona- Norbert Felix Nasuta peacefully died at the age of 83 in his home on Thursday, June 22, 2017. Norbert is survived by his first wife Shirley Kapralis and son Norbert Jr. of Gresham, Oregon (Derenda). Norbert is preceded in death by his second wife Gloria Diane (1998) of Chicago, Illinois, survived by children, Vincent of Mesa (Amy), Linda Patrick of Mesa, Laura Hafenscher of Mesa ...
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Ben Ray Howard

March 20, 1941 - June 18, 2017

Ben Ray Howard, 76, passed away on 18 June 2017. He was born 20 March 1941 in Talladega, Alabama to Benjamin Franklin and Rachel Lucille (Hurst) Howard. He attended the Talladega City school system, graduating from Talladega High School in 1959. Ben attended Auburn University, Alabama for two years prior to enlisting in the Air Force. He had two AA degrees in Aircraft Maintenance and Instructor...
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William Walter Koesser

July 28, 1939 - June 18, 2017

William "Bill" Walter Koesser, 77, of Mesa Arizona passed away unexpectedly but peacefully on Sunday June 18th, 2017. Born in Evanston Illinois to Walter and Pearl Koesser. He served his country in the Army and was married to his beloved wife, Susanne Koesser, for 55 years whom he now joins in heaven. Bill and Sue began their family in Waukegan, Illinois before moving to Arizona in 1973. Bill...
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Andrea Lee Szathmary

August 10, 1970 - June 16, 2017

Andrea Lee Szathmary, "Andi", passed away peacefully on June 16, 2017 with her loving family beside her after several years bravely fighting cancer. She was preceeded in death by her father Timothy. She is survived by her husband Richard, daughter Taylor, son Parker, mother Donna and Step father Roy Gettier, and several cousins, family in law and friends that have stood beside her and her...
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Bobby Ray Linderer

August 5, 1939 - June 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park and Funeral Care, Mesa, AZ.
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Michael Machnicki

September 28, 1924 - June 14, 2017

Machnicki, Michael, 92 of Mesa, AZ, passed away on June 14, 2017. He was born in Podbor, Poland on September 28, 1924. When the German army came through his town in 1942, Michael was taken prisoner and forced to work on a labor farm for the duration of the war. Once liberated by American forces in 1945, Michael volunteered to work in a Polish Guard company assisting in the post war...
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Lorraine M. Schneider

September 10, 1932 - June 13, 2017

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Richard Henry Keast

January 23, 1935 - June 13, 2017

Richard Keast, born January23, 193 in Flint, MI to Samuel and Beatrice Vera [Harris] Keast, passed away on June 10, 2017 in Mesa, Arizona at the age of 82. On November 21, 1959, Richard married Rose Evanish; together they spent 55 wonderful years of marriage and raised three children until her passing on April 22, 2015. Richard is survived by his children Richard John Keast, Brian Scott ...
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Larry Dennis Owens

January 31, 1953 - June 12, 2017

Larry Dennis Owens of Gilbert, AZ passed away June 12, 2017 at the age of 64. He was born in Concordia, KS to Louis and Betty Louise [Dunn] Owens and grew up in Wichita. Larry enjoyed antique collecting "Picking"; but his biggest enjoyment came from playing guitar and listening to his favorite music, Rock & Roll. On July 22, 1984, Larry was married to Beatrice "Bea" Fiergang and together...
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Chancy K. Olthoff

January 8, 1922 - June 12, 2017

Chancy K. Olthoff, formerly of Sioux Falls and Aberdeen, SD, died on Monday, June 12, 2017 at Montecito Assisted Living in Peoria, AZ where he had lived since March, 2014. Mr. Olthoff was born January 8, 1922 at Lilly, SD to Dick and Johren (Gulbraa) Olthoff. He graduated from Wallace High School in 1940 and entered the military service on October 24, 1940 serving in the Tunisian, Naples Foggia...
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Thomas John Sowden

August 10, 1920 - June 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park and Funeral Care, Mesa, AZ.
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Deborah Ann Williams

July 5, 1967 - June 10, 2017

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David Allen Beck

June 29, 1961 - June 8, 2017

David Allen Beck was born in Des Moines, Iowa on June 29, 1961 to Harold and Patricia Beck, and passed away on June 8, 2017 after a brief illness. David knew he wanted a career in law enforcement and joined the Urbandale branch of the Police Explorers while in high school. After graduating from Urbandale High School in 1979, he became a reserve officer with the Urbandale Police department and...
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Doris Louise Zarr

February 5, 1929 - June 7, 2017

On Wednesday, June 7, 2017, Doris Louise Zarr went peacefully into the arms of the Lord in Mesa, Arizona. She was 88 years old.Doris was born February 5, 1929 in Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania. She met and married Edwin Zarr and they have been happily married for 67 years. They relocated to Arizona in 1963.Over the years, they welcomed five accomplished children to their family: Gary, Gail, Doug,...
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David Joel Brotman

November 19, 1940 - June 7, 2017

Dr. David Joel Brotman, 76, of Gilbert, Arizona, entered into eternal rest on June 7, 2017. David was a graduate of Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic and practiced in Tempe, Arizona for 30 years. He touched the lives of many...providing better health and hope to those who needed it most. He was appointed by 2 governors to The Arizona Board of Chiropractic Examiners, where he served 10...
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Charles Ray Mason

June 29, 1931 - June 5, 2017

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Darrell E. May

December 17, 1932 - June 5, 2017

Darrell E. May, 84, entered into rest on June 5, 2017, at Mesa, Arizona. Beloved husband of the late Ann Denton May for 42 years; dear father of Michael May, step father of Beverly La Pisto, and the late Chester Denton; dear grandpa of Lynn Willocks, Mel Brockhoft, Crystal (Steve) Silverstien and Phillip Willocks; dear great-grandpa of 8, great-great grandpa of 13. Dear uncle of 3 nieces and 5...
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Pat A. Laabs

February 18, 1932 - June 1, 2017

Patricia Ann Laabs passed away June 1, 2017 due to complications from Leukemia in hospice care in Mesa, Arizona. She was 85 years old. She was born February 18, 1932 in a U.S. Navy hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, where her father, a naval NCO, was stationed. Her parents were George and Hazel Dickerhoff. Not too long after her birth her father was transferred to San Diego. It was there...
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Jeanie M. Gardner

March 15, 1949 - June 1, 2017

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Patricia Ann Campbell

October 30, 1936 - May 30, 2017

Patricia Ann (Gruchalla) Campbell of Gold Canyon, Arizona passed away on May 30, 2017 at the age of 80. Patricia was born to Felix and Madonna (Carney) Gruchalla on October 30. 1936, Moorhead Minnesota. She attended St Joseph Grade School and graduated from Moorhead High School in 1954. After high school, she worked at Reggley Office Supply and Northwestern Bell Telephone Company. July of 1960,...
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Joyce Beverly Mattison

March 1, 1931 - May 30, 2017

Joyce Beverly MattisonMarch 1, 1931 - May 30, 2017Joyce B. Mattison, 86, formerly of Eau Claire, WI died peacefully on Tuesday May 30, 2017 at Home Sweet Home in Mesa, AZ with family by her side.Joyce was born March 1, 1931 in Minneapolis, MN to Brule and Katherine Carleson. Soon after, the family moved to Eau Claire, WI where she grew up and graduated from Eau Claire Senior High School in 1948...
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Richard George Stahl

February 22, 1934 - May 28, 2017

Richard G. Stahl, 83, born February 22, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois to Mary Stahl went home peacefully in the arms of an angel on Sunday, May 28, 2017. He was a husband of 63 years to his wife, Gladys Stahl, loving father and mentor to Laura Stahl-Napier, grandfather to Sean Napier, Jacob Napier, and Kathryn Winter and a great grandfather to Lilly, Jacob Jr., and Cheyenne. Always ready for a hike...
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Victor Pat Chance

September 9, 1935 - May 26, 2017

VICTOR PAT CHANCE, 81, died May 26, 2017, with his family and loved ones by his side. Victor was born September 9, 1935, in Little Rock, Arkansas, to George and Mildred "Mim" Chance. He graduated from Bauxite High School in Arkansas. Shortly thereafter he joined the U.S. Air Force where he became a fighter pilot, flying the Phantom F4C fighter jet through two tours in Viet Nam. He retired from...
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Edwin Eugene Bird

August 1, 1938 - May 25, 2017

Edwin Eugene Bird, "Ed", entered into rest on May 25, 2017 in Mesa, Arizona. Beloved husband for 58 years, of Beverly P. Bird (nee McKenzie). Dear father of Budd Bird, Jr., Brian (Gayle) Bird and Michelle (Dale) Lawrence. Dear grandpa of 3, great grandpa of 2, brother of Joyce Richardson, uncle, great uncle, and friend of many. A celebration of life, with Military Honors, will be 3...
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Harold Joseph Lindberg

January 16, 1926 - May 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park and Funeral Care, Mesa, AZ.
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Peter Dean Kjeldgaard

April 20, 1928 - May 18, 2017

Peter Dean Kjeldgaard, of Leisure World, AZ passed away May 18, 2017 at the age of 89. He was born April 20, 1928 in Denver, CO to Holgar Christian and Alice Walsh [Dean] Kjeldgaard. Peter graduated from Stanford University in California, where he was active in the NROTC program. Later, Peter earned two masters degrees from the Naval Postgraduate School. During his freshman year at Stanford,...
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Neal LeRoy Allen

November 8, 1932 - May 17, 2017

Loving husband, father, and grandfather, Neal LeRoy Allen, took his last breath on earth and his first breath of celestial air as he entered his heavenly home on May 17, 2017 at 1:40 am. Neal was born on November 8, 1932, in Bird City, KS, to Claude and Avis Allen.Neal married the love of his life, Joy Elaine Mills, on April 10, 1954, in Rochester, Indiana. He was assigned to the US Army from...
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Charles Ramo Fisk

September 25, 1930 - May 16, 2017

FISK, CHARKES R. (CHARLIE) passed away on May 16, 2017. He was born in Topeka, Kansas on September 25, 1930 to Jessie and Leonard Fisk. Charlie went to Elementary, Jr. High, and High School in Topeka, graduating in 1948. He graduated from the University of Kansas in 1952, where he became a lifelong, avid supporter of KU athletics. Following college, he spent a two year tour of duty as a...
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Cheryl Ann Proctor

March 22, 1951 - May 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park and Funeral Care, Mesa, AZ.
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Albert Kahopelani Carter

October 9, 1931 - May 15, 2017

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David Leon Barker

March 18, 1938 - May 13, 2017

David Leon Barker Sr., 79, of Gilbert, AZ, passed away, Saturday, May 13, 2017 surrounded by his family and friends . He was born March 18, 1938 in Champaign, IL to Frank Owen and Pauline Ellen [Birdsell] Barker. David attended Champaign Central High School and was in the graduating class of 1956. Shortly before graduation, he entered the U.S. Navy where he proudly served on the USS Yorktown....
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June Elizabeth Milne

June 8, 1935 - May 13, 2017

Our beloved Mum and Nana, June Elizabeth Milne, 81, formerly of Milford, Connecticut and Glasgow, Scotland, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 13, 2017 in Tempe, Arizona with her family by her side. June loved her family and her extended family, the McGladrigans, and was a kind and caring mother and grandmother. Before retiring in 2008, she worked for Milford Surgical Associates for many...
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Sandra R. James

October 18, 1939 - May 11, 2017

Sandra "Sandi" Reis James, 77, went to be with the Lord in the early morning hours of May 11, 2017 in Mesa, Arizona. Sandi was born on October 18, 1939 in Quincy, Illinois to Walter and Alberta Reis. The Reis family moved to Tucson, AZ where Sandi attended Tucson High School and graduated in 1957. While in high school she met her future husband Harry James, they married in 1958 and then moved...
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Alice Mae Allard

April 24, 1943 - May 4, 2017

Alice Mae Allard, 74, passed away peacefully at her home in Apache Junction, AZ in the morning hours of May 4, 2017. She was born in Muskegon, MI on April 24, 1943 to Claude and Gertrude (Augur) Herald.Alice married Ed Allard on November 12, 1966. She obtained a nursing degree from Hackley School of Nursing in Muskegon; she worked in various nursing capacities until she and Ed both retired in...
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Louise J. Blea

March 1, 1929 - May 2, 2017

Services for Louise Blea will be held on June 20th 8:45AM at the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Located at 131 Cathedral Place, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501.
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Ila Kathryn Shinaut

January 11, 1926 - May 1, 2017

Ila Kathryn Shinaut, 91, passed away, May 1, 2017 in Phoenix, AZ with her family by her side. She was born, January 11, 1926 in Edison, NE to Clarence and Dorothy [White] Hemelstrand. Ila was married to William Everett Shinaut, and together they raised two children, Jerry and Donna; the family would spend many weekends together, waterskiing. During her life, Ila worked with Blue Cross/Blue...
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Christian I. Mendivil

August 6, 1947 - April 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park and Funeral Care, Mesa, AZ.
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George Keith Leger

August 15, 1951 - April 25, 2017

George Leger, 65, of Mesa Arizona passed peacefully from this earth surrounded by loved ones, on April 25, 2017. George is preceded in death by his father James, and brother Gary. He is survived by his wife, Gina Leger of Mesa Arizona, mother Josephine Leger of Las Vegas, NM. Sons: Keith, Max, Phillip, Joshua (Joselyn). Siblings: James, Wayne, Josephine, Bobby and wife Evelyn. Grandchildren:...
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Michael Rene Lesieutre

June 30, 1962 - April 20, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park.
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Michael Rene Lesieutre

June 30, 1962 - April 20, 2017

Michael Rene Lesieutre, beloved husband, father, son, brother and friend, passed away on April 20, 2017. Services will be held on April 28, 2017 at St. George Catholic Church, 300 E. 16th Avenue, Apache Junction, AZ 85119. Visitation Gathering of family and friends will begin at 9:30 am, Rosary Vigil service 10:00 am, and Mass will begin at 10:30 am. Please make contributions in lieu of...
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Hazel Joan Pate

November 20, 1927 - April 20, 2017

Hazel Joan Pate, 89, of Queen Creek, AZ, passed away April 20, 2017. She was born November 20, 1927 in Cross Plains, TX to Homer and Loree [Williams] Burnett. Hazel was born deaf and was the fund raising Chairperson for the Texas School for the Deaf.Hazel had a very strong Christian faith; she was an avid bowler in her early 40s, and won many trophies participating in tournaments; she even...
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Velma Ruth Bono

August 31, 1933 - April 18, 2017

Velma Ruth Bono passed away peacefully on April 18, 2017. She was born on August 31, 1933 in Lexington, Illinois to her parents Alvah and Nellie Stivers. She grew up in her family home in Joliet, Illinois and spent her retirement in Mesa, Arizona. She was a proud member of the Red Hat Society and enjoyed many hobbies such as bowling, ceramics, and card games. She also was an accomplished...
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Donald Joseph Campbell

June 22, 1937 - April 18, 2017

Donald Joseph Campbell passed away peacefully on April 18, 2017 in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was born on June 22, 1937 in Iowa to his Mother Leone Lasche. He Retired in Apache Junction, Arizona.He loved anything to do with the outdoors and traveling. He often spent his time on family outings fishing, boating, hunting, camping, and motorcycles and quads in younger years. He was the accomplished...
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Destiny Angel Hoyt

March 1, 1994 - April 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park and Funeral Care, Mesa, AZ.
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Marian Anita Meschke

March 1, 1934 - April 17, 2017

Marian Anita MeschkeBirth Date 3-01-1934, Death Date 4-17-2017Marian (Tonjes) Meschke was born March 1, 1934 in New Hartford, Iowa, the daughter of Rudolf and Hilda (Reil) Tonjes. She graduated from Hudson High School in Hudson, Iowa and continued her education at Eagle Grove Jr College and Northern Iowa State University where she majored in Elementary Education. She taught third grade in...
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Jack Roberts

September 9, 1945 - April 16, 2017

Jack Roberts Jr., of Mesa, Arizona went to be with his Lord on April 16, 2017 at the age of 71. He was born September 9, 1945 in Tampa, Florida to Jack Roberts Sr. and Mary Harness Roberts. He was a life-long member of the churches of Christ. He graduated from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas and in 1969 earned his juris doctorate from the Louisiana State University School of Law. Jack...
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Lou Enlow Bretzke

March 6, 1927 - April 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park and Funeral Care, Mesa, AZ.
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Donna Lee King

June 13, 1941 - April 13, 2017

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