• Nogales,  Oro Valley,  Tucson

    Ted Eazer

    Ted Lee Eazer. Ted died on November 8, 2013, after a courageous three-month battle with Cancer. He is survived by his best friend, Debra; son, Justin; daughter, Cassandra (Ed); and amazing granddaughters, Shania Alexandria, Sienna Grace, Colbie Jo, and six-week old, Kelsie Jane. His girls enjoyed adventures, forts, bone collecting, bike rides, and tree swings at Papa’s cabin. He is also survived by his sisters, Eve (Dwayne), Susan, and his brothers, Gerry (Kim), Dave (Jackie); and four nieces and two nephews. Ted dedicated his professional life to health care in many different capacities. He began as a respiratory therapist at TMC, while he earned his MBA. He went on to…

  • Mesa

    Leroy “Lee” Svoboda

    Leroy “Lee” Earl Svoboda, 75, of Mesa, Arizona passed away at St. Joseph Hospital in Phoenix on February 1, 2020.  Lee was born in Frederic, Wisconsin on June 14, 1944. Lee grew up in Duluth, Minnesota and after high school worked as a chef in many restaurants throughout Minnesota.  Lee ended his career after 28 years as the dietary manager at First Light Hospital in Mora, Minnesota, where he retired. Lee was united in marriage to Beverly Hopkins on September 9, 1972.  After 47 years of marriage, Lee was often quoted as saying “Marriage was easy for me!”  Lee and Bev had 3 children; Tara, Eric and Krista. Lee and…

  • Goodyear

    Douglas Ronald Hans

    Douglas Ronald Hans, age 57 of Goodyear, AZ died June 19, 2019 in Goodyear, AZ. He was born October 10, 1961 in Highland, IL to Robert and Marlene Hans and grew up in Edwardsville, IL. Doug worked for the Palo Verde Nuclear Station for over 30 years. He loved sports and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.

  • Ahwatukee

    Dean, June

    Aug 23, 2018 June Vivian (Benedict) Dean In Loving Memory June Vivian (Benedict) Dean went home to the Lord on August 23, 2018, after 89 good and faithful years. She was born on June 27, 1929 in Oshkosh, WI to George and Isabel and raised in Butte des Morts, WI. At 19, she visited Arizona where she met Roy Dean, the love of her life. They married on July 15, 1949 and made their home in Buckeye. Roy and June had four children, Siouxan, Roy Jr., Todd & Terry Dean and built a legacy together. June loved the Lord and her family with all her heart, and her life was…

  • Prescott

    Obituary: Larry Pearcy

    Larry Pearcy, 79, of Prescott, Arizona, passed away on May 5, 2018. He was born May 4, 1939, in Pasadena, California, to Francis and Marie (Jinkerson) Pearcy. Larry was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley (Reeves) Pearcy; parents; and his brother, Leland. He is survived by his children, Vernon Pearcy of Prescott, Shelly (Dave) Meyers of Prescott Valley, and Pamela Owens of Verde Valley; grandchildren, Latasha (Chris) Thomson, Lindsay (Chris) Belmore, Alyssa Eade, Christina Eade and Brittany Meyers; 15 great-grandchildren, many cousins, nieces, nephews; and his 6-month-old puppy, TJ. Larry moved to Arizona with his parents as a child and attended school in Cottonwood, Arizona. Larry met and married…

  • Kingman

    Obituary | Bobby Don Taylor

    Bobby Don Taylor, 63, passed away on Jan. 31, 2018 at Kingman Regional Medical Center in Kingman, Arizona after a short battle with cancer. He was born on Feb. 23, 1954 in Richmond, California to Billy Lee and Beverly Ann (Johnston) Taylor. Bobby grew up in California.  After obtaining his GED, he joined the Army in 1972 and served for 6 years. He was the recipient of The National Defense Service Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, and The Army Commendation Medal for Meritorious service while assigned to the 151st Ordinance Detachment, 100th Supply and Service Battalion in Fort Sill Oklahoma. He was honorably discharged in 1978, achieving the rank of Specialist 5th Class. After the Service, Bobby attended Mira Costa College, Oceanside, California where he received an Associate in Science Degree in Law Enforcement…

  • Nogales

    Stephen Ash

    Stephen Perry Ash was born on December 17th, 1947 and died peacefully with his beloved family by his side on March 6th, 2016. He is predeceased by his mother, Norma Ash and father, Raymond Ash. He is survived by his life partner of 44 years, Crissy Ash, his three children: Michael Ash (daughter-in-law Kari Jo Ash), Patricia Ash Moore (son-in-law Dr. William Moore) and John Ash, and his five grandchildren: Ava, Lillian, and John George Ash, and Stephen and Matthew Moore. Stephen was born and raised in Tucson, AZ. He graduated from Palo Verde High School where he was a competitive gymnast. He went to the University of Arizona where…

  • Catalina,  Tucson

    Fernando Laos

    Fernando Fritz Laos passed away peacefully on Monday March 7, 2016. He was born in Tucson to Fritz and Emma Laos on Dec, 1 1958. Fritz was passionate about making the most of his life, physically and intellectually. While at Palo Verde High School he won a number of state championships in gymnastic events and was listed as an All American Gymnast. He continued with gymnastics on scholarship at the U of A where he graduated with a degree in Hydrology. Fritz served with the US Navy from 1984-1988 as a sonar tech. On return to Tucson he obtained his civil engineering degree.For the past 12 yrs. Fritz loved working…

  • Avondale,  Buckeye,  Goodyear,  Litchfield Park,  Tolleson

    Obituaries: March 2, 2016

    Edward C. Brandt Edward C. Brandt, 78, of Goodyear died Feb. 23, 2016, in Goodyear. Mr. Brandt was born Dec. 12, 1937, in Akron, Ohio, to Edward and Margaret Brandt. He had a career with the United States Air Force, where he achieved the rank of staff tech sergeant. He also worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 24 years. He is survived by his wife, Chris; five daughters, Carey Smith, Cathy Chasey, Gina Sterrett, Angie Klein and Terri Marino; three sons, Kevin Brandt, Aaron Brandt and Nick Marino; one sister, Joan Bedall; 18 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. A funeral Mass was celebrated Monday at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church…

  • Avondale,  Buckeye,  Goodyear,  Litchfield Park,  Tolleson

    Obituaries – February 24, 2016

    Cynthia Ann Bonkowske Cynthia Ann Bonkowske, 55, of Avondale died Feb. 14, 2016, at Abrazo West Campus in Goodyear. She was born July 3, 1960, in Douglas. She worked as a senior helpline specialist at USAA. She is survived by three daughters, Jennifer Lynn Nelson, Amber Lea Bonkowske and Kori Ann Bonkowske; one son, Jeffrey Scott Nelson; one sister, Debra Leigh; one brother, Robert Hawkins; and one grandchild. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at 10560 W. San Miguel Ave., Glendale. Memorials may be made to the family at 282 S. Eliseo Felix Jr. Way, Avondale, AZ 85323.   William ‘Bill’ Caudle William “Bill” Caudle, 77, of Avondale…

  • Avondale,  Buckeye,  Goodyear,  Litchfield Park,  Tolleson

    Obituaries: February 3, 2016

    Dub Boyles Dub Boyles, 77, of Buckeye died Jan. 31, 2016. Mr. Boyles was born Oct. 30, 1938, in Phoenix to Jeffie and Adeline Boyles. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; one son, Bryan; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A visitation will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, 719 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix. Condolences for the family may be left at ThompsonFuneralChapel.com.   Carol Jean Burgess Carol Jean Burgess, 79, of O’Fallon, Mo., and formerly of Litchfield Park died Jan. 26, 2016, in Chesterfield, Mo. Mrs. Burgess…

  • Avondale,  Buckeye,  Goodyear,  Litchfield Park,  Tolleson

    Obituaries: January 13, 2016

    Erik Wayne Brooks Erik Wayne Brooks, 42, of west Phoenix died Dec. 23, 2015, in Florence from cancer. Mr. Brooks was born Jan. 1, 1973, in Anaheim, Calif. He is survived by his wife, Charmayne Brooks of Phoenix; two daughters, Tiffany Thowe of Phoenix and Destiny Medlin of Columbus, Ohio; one son, Erik J. Brooks of Phoenix; and one grandchild. Memorials can be sent to the family at 10019 W. Sells Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85037.   Twila R. Brotemarkle Twila R. Brotemarkle, 104, of Avondale died Jan. 7, 2016, in Avondale. Mrs. Brotemarkle taught for 44 years at Fort Hill High School and Washington Middle School in Cumberland, Md. She…

  • Avondale,  Buckeye,  Goodyear,  Litchfield Park,  Tolleson

    Obituaries – November 24, 2015

    Bruce D. Craig Bruce D. Craig, 59, of Goldthwaite, Texas, and formerly of Buckeye died Nov. 11, 2015, in Goldthwaite. Mr. Craig was born on Jan. 3, 1956, in Waukegan, Ill., to Morrison and Yvonne Craig. He moved to Arizona in 1971 and graduated from Buckeye Union High School in 1974. He worked as a vehicle painter at Sanderson Ford in Glendale. He later moved to Texas and was a Baptist minister at the Church of the Open Door in San Saba. His ministry included foster care, pastoral care, nursing home services and general ministry. He is survived by two sons, James and Andres; his mother, Yvonne Craig of Buckeye;…

  • Nogales,  Oro Valley,  Tucson

    John Peters

    John Peters passed away at La Rosa Healthcare Center In Tucson on October 16, 2015 at the age of 95. He was born May 2, 1920 in Sheboygan, WI and was the third oldest in a family of eight children born to Andrew and Rose Peters, recent immigrants from the Ukraine. He attended Sheboygan High School and graduated in 1938. John attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison and graduated in 1942 with a B. S. degree in history and a minor in French. In the fall of 1942 John was drafted into the army where he served in a number of capacities including laboratory technician with the 83rd General…

  • Avondale,  Buckeye,  Goodyear,  Litchfield Park,  Tolleson

    Obituaries – September 25, 2015

    Alice Jan Dunning Alice Jan Dunning, 76, of Buckeye died Sept. 21, 2015, at Hospice of the Valley in Goodyear. Mrs. Dunning was born Jan. 6, 1939, in Phoenix. She is survived by her husband, John E. Dunning; five sons, Darrell, Dennis, Dwayne, John and Doyle; one daughter, Darla; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Louis B. Hazelton Memorial Cemetery, 23100 W. Broadway Road in Buckeye. Arrangements were made by Ganley’s Buckeye Funeral Home in Buckeye.   Maria Mercedes Felix Maria Mercedes Felix, 73, of Tolleson died Sept. 19, 2015. Ms. Felix was born Sept. 23, 1941, in Phoenix to Filiberto and Pascuala…

  • Avondale,  Buckeye,  Goodyear,  Litchfield Park,  Tolleson

    Obituaries: August 4, 2015

    Darrell E. ‘D.B.’ Bowlan Darrell E. “D.B.” Bowlan, 73, of Buckeye died July 24, 2015. Mr. Bowlan was born Aug. 23, 1941, near Carlisle, Ark., to Buel F. and June Bowlan. He attended Palo Verde Elementary and Gila Bend High School. He was employed by various businesses in Buckeye and the surrounding area, including Wilbur Ellis and Buckeye Irrigation District. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Cindy Bowlan. He is survived by two brothers, Buel Bowlan and Dale Roberts; one sister, Martha Shumaker; one son, Shandy Bowlan; two daughters, Carie Angelo and Crystal Sams; and five grandchildren. A viewing will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday…

  • Avondale,  Buckeye,  Goodyear,  Litchfield Park,  Tolleson

    Obituaries: March 17, 2015

    Rosanne Burian Rosanne Burian, 89, of Waddell died March 2, 2015, in Youngtown. Mrs. Burian was born May 8, 1925, in Canton, Ohio, to Micael Buzek and Elizabeth Kmet. She moved to Arizona March 1, 2014. She worked many years as a secretary in Glendora, Calif., and also for the United States Secret Service. She was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, where she was in the choir and an accompanist. She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Burian; and one grandchild. She is survived by two daughters, Jennifer S. Hagney and Karen L. Figueroa; two sons, Danny S. Burian and Richard P. Burian; two sisters, Elizabeth Provost…

  • Avondale,  Buckeye,  Goodyear,  Litchfield Park,  Tolleson

    Obituaries: February 20, 2015

    Keith Alan Edgemon Keith Alan Edgemon, 38, of Buckeye died Jan. 23, 2015, in Palo Verde after being hit by a vehicle while walking. Mr. Edgemon was born May 29, 1976, in Phoenix. He worked in construction and was employed by the Stage Handlers Union in Phoenix. He is survived by his wife, Beverly Edgemon of Buckeye; three sons, Kraig, Kade and Daniel; one stepson, Shawn of Buckeye; his parents, James and Deborah Edgemon of Tonopah; and one brother, Jacob Edgemon of Tonopah. Funeral services were held Monday at Ganley’s Funeral Home in Buckeye.   Celia C. Reyes Celia C. Reyes, 61, of Avondale died Jan. 29, 2015, in Goodyear.…

  • Avondale,  Buckeye,  Goodyear,  Litchfield Park,  Tolleson

    Obituaries: January 20, 2015

    James ‘Mel’ Barron James “Mel” Barron, 72, of Buckeye died Jan. 14, 2015, in Avondale. Mr. Barron was born March 21, 1942, in Buckeye to Edward Barron and Grace Price. He graduated from Hobart Welding School and taught welding at Metro State College in Colorado and the University of Alaska in Ketchikan, Alaska. He was a certified welding inspector and member of the American Welding Society. He worked on numerous projects, including the University of Phoenix Stadium. He is survived by his wife, Donna Barron; three daughters, Deborah Lester, Barbara Barron and Mariann Sandoval; two sons, Thomas Darrow and Melvin Barron; one sister, Lucille Baker; three brothers, Bob Barron, John…

  • Avondale,  Buckeye,  Goodyear,  Litchfield Park,  Tolleson

    Obituaries: December 23, 2014

    Mary Val Balmes Case Mary Val (Valentine) Balmes Case, 93, of Litchfield Park died Dec. 8, 2014, at the Villa Serene Assisted Living Home in Litchfield Park. Mrs. Balmes Case was born Feb. 14, 1921, in Tempe to Roy William Balmes and Hazel Lenora Gibson. Her family moved from Phoenix to Buckeye in 1929. She attended Palo Verde Elementary and graduated from Buckeye Union High School in 1939. After high school, she moved to Phoenix and attended Arizona State Teachers College in Tempe. She met Ben J. Case Jr. in 1939 in Buckeye, and they were married June 1, 1942, at Minterville Army Air Corps Base in Bakersfield, Calif. She…

  • Avondale,  Buckeye,  Goodyear,  Litchfield Park,  Tolleson

    Obituaries: December 19, 2014

    Emma Juliana Balsan Emma Juliana Balsan, a newborn, of Avondale died Dec. 2, 2014, at Banner Estrella Medical Center in Phoenix. Emma was born Dec. 2, 2014, at the hospital. She is survived by her parents, Jonathan B. Balsan and Mayra B. Guerrero; and four grandparents, Mike and Evie Balsan and Armando and Mayra Elizabeth Guerrero. Memorials can be made to the Tears Foundation at thetearsfoundation.org. Esperanza Salazar Garcia Esperanza Salazar Garcia, 90, of Avondale died Dec. 14, 2014, in Goodyear. Mrs. Garcia was born Jan. 15, 1924, in Litchfield Park to Guadalupe Reyes and Manuel Salazar. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Salvador…

  • Avondale,  Buckeye,  Goodyear,  Litchfield Park,  Tolleson

    Obituaries – December 12, 2014

    Donald Glenn Blackmon Donald Glenn Blackmon, 69, of Buckeye died Dec. 7, 2014, after a one-year battle with cancer. Mr. Blackmon was born Jan. 17, 1945, in Harrison, Ark., to Cecil and Veda Blackmon “Lawson,” and was raised in King City, Calif. He served four years in the Air Force from 1962 to 1966, and worked at Natividad Medical Center, working in different positions before retirement. He married Deborah Blackmon Oct. 28, 2003. He was a Southern Baptist Christian. He is survived by his wife, Deborah Blackmon; two stepsons, Denny Jackson and Dustin Jackson; one stepdaughter, Dawn R. Jackson; and two grandchildren. A viewing will be at 1 p.m. Sunday…

  • Avondale,  Buckeye,  Goodyear,  Litchfield Park,  Tolleson

    Obituaries – December 5, 2014

    Charles Eugene ‘Gene’ Marriott Charles Eugene “Gene” Marriott, 71, of Waynetown, Ind., and formerly of Tolleson died Nov. 25, 2014, at a hospital in Lafayette, Ind. Mr. Marriott was born Dec. 11, 1942, in Phoenix to Charles and Lucille Marriott. He moved to Arizona in 1940. He worked in the television repair industy. He served in the National Guard. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie Lynne Keller; one son, Tim; two sisters, Elsie Busse and Charlene Bergman; and three grandchildren.   IsaMari Anber German IsaMari Anber German, 24, of Glendale and formerly of Avondale died Nov. 30, 2014, at Hospice of the Valley from adenoid cystic carcinoma. Mrs. German…

  • Avondale,  Buckeye,  Goodyear,  Litchfield Park,  Tolleson

    Obituaries – October 21, 2014

    Richard H. Larson Richard H. Larson, 89, of Dewey and formerly of Tonopah died Oct. 3, 2014, at Hospice in Prescott Valley. Mr. Larson was born Dec. 16, 1924, in Kansas City, Kan. He married his wife, Georgia, Nov. 3, 1943, and moved to Arizona soon after. He was a retired sheet metal mechanic and belonged to the Sheet Metal Workers Union, Local 359. He was also a life member of the National Rifle Association. He was preceded in death by one son, James M. Larson. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Georgia M. Larson; two sons, Richard Lee and Steven M. Larson; two daughters, Kathleen M.…

  • Goodyear

    Rice, Phillip D.

    Phillip D. Rice, 64, of Goodyear, AZ passed away on May 31, 2013.  He was born in Sturgis, MI to Marion & Elizabeth Rice of Sherwood, MI.  Following graduation from Colon (MI) High School he worked for Kirsch Co. of Sturgis, MI, then enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving aboard the USS Fox for two tours of duty off the coast of Vietnam, 1968-1971.  Following his discharge he returned to Kirsch Co. and enrolled in their electrical apprenticeship program, becoming a journeyman in 1976.  In 1978, Phil moved his family to Arizona.  He continued his industrial electrical career working for Reynolds Metals, The Arizona Republic, American National Can Co. and…