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    Clarence Edson Henderson

    Clarence Edson Henderson Clarence Edson Henderson was born on Nov 12, 1934 at Los Angeles county hospital and passed away on January 7, 2019 at home. He is survived by his wife Deanna, two children. Terri (Scott) Krasner and Donald (Sharrie) Henderson; 4 grandchildren,   Jennifer (Matthew) Edgington, Lauren Krasner, David Krasner, Aryanna Lawton; and 2 great grandchildren, Asher Edgington, Jonah Edgington. On July 30, 1955. He married Deanna Jo Gardner.  Clarence and Deanna were married for 63 years! Clarence was always a good student and apparently a joy to have in the classroom. He was not only a good student, but he also participated in extra curricular activities. Of particular note, he…

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    Betty Cook

    Betty G Cook, passed away on Sunday December 30, 2018 at the age of 77.  She was the loving wife of Franklin W. Cook, caring mother to two sons Dennis and Ernest and to her daughter Betsy.   She was grandmother to six, Levi, Pecus, Jacey, Dakota, Clayton and Marly as well as great grandmother to seven more.  She was sister to Reggie Dunigan, Billy and Tom Clark. She was aunt Betty to many and dear friend to many more!

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    Frank Lee

    Created by God, self made, a Soldier and Gentle Giant with a million dollar smile; Mr. Frank Lee Jr born December 2, 1942 in San Antonio, Texas went home to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ just before 4:00 PM on Wednesday December 26th, 2018. Frank passed peacefully, surrounded by his devoted and loving family. Full Military Honors Services to celebrate Frank’s life, significant accomplishments, and legacy of Love and service will be held on Friday January 11th at Marana Mortuary12146 W Barnett Rd, Marana, Arizona 85653. Immediate Family only from 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM, public viewing 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM and burial services 11:00 AM…

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    W. Christopher Clark

    W. Christopher Clark was born December 13, 1968. He graduated from Northern Arizona University in 1993. He is survived by his father, Dr. William Clark, his mother Dona Sanders, his brother Jayson Clark (January), his sisters Carrie Spanagel (Dan) and Leigh Nyman, one nephew, three nieces, as well as many extended family members and friends. Chris had a passion for helping others. He would do anything for anyone and often did. He loved protecting animals, the desert, Elvis, action films, and making all those around him laugh. Graveside Rights are at 10:00 AM Saturday, December 29, 2018 at Marana Mortuary Cemetery.  Memorials in Chris’ name can be made to ASPCA…

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    Lois G Bruse

    Lois G. Bruse, age 93, was born in Goodland, Kansas on July 06, 1925.  She passed away peacefully on Friday, December 21, 2018. Lois was an amazing lady who loved life and enjoyed every minute of it. She faced and overcame every challenge that came her way. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Lois was very involved in serving others as a registered nurse until she retired. She also was very active in service for her church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Lois is survived by her daughter, Janice (Jan) Bruse and her son William (Bill) Bruse, four granddaughters and their children. They are…

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    Glenn Abbuehl

    On Friday, December 14, 2018, Glenn F. Abbuehl, a beloved husband and father of 3 passed away peacefully at home. Glenn was born April 6, 1962. He served 22 years in the United States Air Force and has been working at Universal Avionics the past 11 years. He enjoyed life to the fullest. He enjoyed riding his bike, doing mud runs, working on his car and house, and going shooting with his family. He is survived by his wife Carolyn his children, Jaclyn (Kevin) Sean and Jason, his sisters Jeannie (Gaylon) Obert, Kay (Marv) Rufi, and Connie (Tom) Folgate, brother in law Ron Babler, sister in law Holly Abbuehl, and…

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    Margaret Barry

    Margaret E. Barry, 31, of Nogales, AZ passed away on December 11, 2018. Maggie, known by her family and friends was born on the 16th of April 1987 in St. Mary’s County, Maryland. She moved to Yuma as a young child with her family and had a passion for working with young children. Her presence in our life is a gift and we will always remember her bright smile. Maggie is survived by her parents, Michael and Carmelann, and sisters Christine and Victoria. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 6:00 PM, Tuesday December 18, with Funeral Mass 10:30 AM, Wednesday December 19, 2018. All at Marana Mortuary Chapel, 12146 W…

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    David Whitecotton

    Whitecotton, David A. died Nov. 23, 2018, at his home in Tucson, AZ where he retired. He was born July 18, 1951, in Granite City, Illinois. He was a St Louis Police Officer for 20+ years. He is survived by his daughter, Aimee Lupo (Whitecotton); and grandchildren: Dustin, Megan, and Johnathan, and sisters: Sandra and Patricia, preceded him in death. He has 2 great grandchildren: Nathaniel and Ayden. A celebration of life will be held in December. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund www.nleomf.org/donate/

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    James Harrigan

    James Harrigan Sr, 86, of Tucson AZ died, December 1, 2018.  He was born December 25, 1932 in Cleveland Ohio, to Doris and William Harrigan.  A former resident of Salem Ohio, he leaves behind his wife of 63 years, Kathleen, two sons, one granddaughter and four great granddaughters.  He served with the 82nd Airborne at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.  James spent years as a volunteer at the Veterans Hospital,  and also delivered Meals on Wheels with his wife Kathy.  He was a good friend, husband and father.  He will be missed by all.  A Committal Service will be held Thursday, 11:00 AM. December 6, 2018 at the Arizona Veterans Memorial…

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    Amada Lopez Valencia

    AMADA ZOILA LOPEZ VALENCIA, 82, passed away Sunday, December 2, 2018. She was born in La Casita, Texas on November 22, 1936. She was preceded in death by her father, Graciano Lopez, her mother, Ana Salinas Lopez, her sister Mary and her sister Amelia. Amada is survived by her husband of 53 years Ray Valencia, her two children Ricardo Lopez Valencia, his wife Lisa and Esperanza “Hopie” Valencia Gallego and her husband Juan; five grandchildren, Monica, Alberto, Zacarias, Maximo, Sofia and one great grandchild, Danica; brothers Felix, Guadalupe, sisters Jesusita, Blanca and Florence, brothers and sisters in law, numerous nieces and nephews and many friends and neighbors. Amada Valencia lived and…

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    Nancy Richards

    Nancy was born in Kansas City, MO  on June 29, 1934 to Clarke & Neta Briggs Richards. She died in Tucson AZ on November 20, 2018. She was a 1953 graduate of York Community High School, Elmhurst, IL. Nancy worked as a secretary at the First  Congregational Church of Geneva, and as an Advertising Production  Manager for Farm Progress Magazine. She is survived by her sister Neta Armagost; her children Mark Moore and Donna Conboy (Ed); her grandchildren Brian Anderson (Amy), Brandon Moore (Beth), Andy Conboy (Jessica) and Matt Conboy; and five great grandchildren. Donations may be made to Gospel Rescue Mission or Humane Society of Southern Arizona. A Celebration of Life will be…

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    Michael Robert Dean

    Michael Robert Dean was born 11/14/1958 in Ormond Beach, Fl and passed away suddenly on 10/18/2018 in Tucson, Az at the age of 59.   He was preceded in death by his brother Mark, mother Janice, and, both sets of grand-parents.  Mike is survived by his wife of 24 years Robin, father George Dean (Becky Smith), sister Cindy Ruuskanen (Jouni), half-sisters Elizabeth Dean and Jennifer (Mike) Kelley, half-brother Russell (Stacy) Dean, step “ma in law” Phyllis Anstee, as well as uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews and family “in law”. Mike grew up in parts of North Carolina and Ohio before eventually ending up in Tucson.  He could talk for hours about…

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    Ramiro Carlos Garcia

    RAMIRO CARLOS GARCIA Ramiro “Milo” Garcia, a devoted husband, son, father, tata, brother, and friend, passed away Monday, November 19th, 2018 at home in Tucson, in the presence of his family. Milo was born in Clarkdale, Arizona on March 13, 1939 to Natalia Carlos and Cleofas C. Garcia. He grew up in the Verde Valley of northern Arizona, until 1950 when his family moved to Ajo. Milo proudly served six years in the U.S. Army and the Army Reserve before becoming a copper miner and union member for twenty years at the New Cornelia mine in Ajo. He retired as a concrete mixer truck driver in Tucson in 2003. Milo…

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    Delcia H Sandoval

    “Nobody puts baby in the corner!” Delcia H. Sandoval, age 66, was born in Nogales, Arizona on January 13, 1952.  She passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving husband and children on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Mom was our #1 cheerleader!  A loving wife, mother, nana, teacher and amazing woman.  Mom loved everyone and always saw the best in everybody. She loved spending time in her garden, planting random seeds she would get from everywhere, picking limes & fruit and her chiltepines.  Mom was always excited to start crafts. Traditions were big for mom, family gatherings, making tamales, and celebrating life. Delcia is survived by her loving…

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    Olen Andrew Hulsey

    HULSEY, Olen “Olie” Andrew, Jr. TUCSON- Longtime Tucson resident, Olie Hulsey passed away, Saturday, October 20, 2018, at the age of 88.  He was surrounded by loved ones in his final days, and died peacefully with his loving wife, and devoted dog, by his side. Olie was born on November 13, 1929, in Tuttle, Oklahoma, to Olen and Myrtle Hulsey.  He spent his early days on the family farm, where he was the eldest of seven children.  When the family relocated to Glendale, Arizona, in 1948, he began working as an auto mechanic.  It was then, that he found his passion for all thigs automotive. In 1951, Olie proudly served…

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    Kurt Sternaman

    Heaven gained another angel. Kurt Sternaman was called home on Monday October 15th . He will be missed by all the lives he touched. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Kurt was an honest hard worker born in Springfield Illinois who moved here to Arizona in the early 60’s. Kurt graduated from Rincon High school and was a Glazier by trade.  Kurt enjoyed camping, fishing, and watching Nascar. Kurt is survived by his loving wife Pam Sternaman, sister Debbie Christianson, brother Larry Sternaman, son Phil Sternaman, daughter Addy Sternaman, and 2 granddaughters, Katie Shine and Carma Shine.   When tomorrow starts without me, try to understand an angel…

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    Leeland Scott Ewing

    LEELAND SCOTT EWING                                                                            March  5  1936     October 14  2018 Mr. LeeLand Scott Ewing passed away Sunday Oct 14th 2018 in Tucson ,AZ.  Mr. Ewing was born in San Diego, CA, to the late Scott Winfield Ewing and Margaret L. Peters.  Mr. Ewing was later adopted by  Marie Saliee Ewing.    Mr. Ewing worked for the United States Government his entire life up until his retirement.  He loved to fish and did it often.  He…

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    Gerardo Zepeda

    Gerardo Zepeda. 66 years old of Marana AZ died on September 25th , 2018. “Lalo” son of Adolfo and Dolores Zepeda loving husband of Marina Zepeda, 5 children were born to this union.  He survived by his son Adolfo and 4 daughters Martha, Jessica, Aydee and Yaneli. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Gerardo was a resident of Arroyo Grande, CA before moving to Marana, AZ. There will be a viewing Monday October 1, 2018 from 3:00 to 6:00 PM, with Mass at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at St Christopher’s Catholic Church, 12101 W Moore Rd, Marana, AZ. Burial will follow at…

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    Sondra Catron Lafrenz

    Sondra Sue Catron Lafrenz Better known to most as Grandma Sandy Born on April 8th, 1948, Grandma Sandy went home to be with the Lord on August 28, 2018. Well known for her happy smile and fun laugh, she could be heard having a great time cheering on her grandsons at the ballfield, singing worship songs at church, and enjoying a nice lunch with friends. She loved to read and listen to joyful music. She worked hard and gave generously. Grandma Sandy will be sincerely missed. Celebration of Sandy’s life will be Saturday, September 29th, 2018, at 3pm at the Marana Mortuary Cemetery located at 12146 W. Barnett Rd., Marana,…

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    Michael Pinapfel

    On Thursday, September 20, 2018, Michael R. J. Pinapfel, a beloved husband and father of 8 children passed away peacefully at home. Michael was born April 22, 1946. He is survived by his wife & best friend of 28 years, Elizabeth. To honor and remember his love are his children: Michael Jr. Pinapfel, John Pinapfel, Jeannie Pinapfel, Charlotte Pinapfel, Matthew Pinapfel, Dana Pinapfel, Lindsey Pinapfel and Richard Pinapfel. Grandchildren: Mikey, Brandy, Alyss, Michaela, Addison, Brandon , Alec, John Michael, Angela, Anthony and Brandon. Michael’s brothers and sisters: William Nance, Irma L. Nance, Ruth W. Nance, Jessie D. (Nance) Dibono, Walter W. Nance Jr. and Chari E. Nance and many nieces and nephews. Michael…

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    Deborah G LeRoy

    Deborah G. (Harn, Widen) LeRoy, 64, of Casa Grande, passed away August 27, 2018, in Tucson, Arizona. She was born to Gerald Willard and Ora Mae Harn on September 21,1953 in Youngstown, Ohio. At six years old, Debbie’s struggle with asthma brought the family to Arizona and to Sliver Bell. An excellent student, skilled costume maker, and enthusiastic drama class player, Debbie graduated with the Class of 1972 at Marana High School. Following her graduation, she worked as an office assistant and was an accomplished cook, but found her niche in her role as a sassy server, brightening the mornings of her regular customers, not just with coffee, but with…

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    Frank T Urquides

    Urquides, Frank, 79 years old of Marana, passed away Sep. 11, 2018.  Frank is survived by wife; Concha, Children; Sam (Deitra) Urquides, Angelica (Marco) Lagunas, Anna (Mike) Chamblee.  Grandchildren; Adrianna, Gabriel and Grace.  Siblings; Robert, Rita, Helen, Estella, Betty, Joe, Ray.  Services will be Monday, September 17, 2018 starting at 9:00 AM with visitation, 9:30 Rosary, 10:00 Mass, all at St Christopher Catholic Church, 12101 W Moore Rd, Marana, AZ.  Burial to follow at Marana Cemetery. Arrangements by Marana Mortuary & Cemetery, 12146 W Barnett Rd, Marana, AZ.

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    Emma Maria Krampel

    Emma Maria Krampel 72 years old of Tucson, AZ. She peacefully passed away on September 10th, 2018. She was surrounded by her loving family. Born February 8th, 1946 to Ernestina and Pedro Andrade She is Preceded in death by, her parents, her brother Adalberto (Zenido) Andrade, and her nephew Adalberto Andrade Jr. Survived by her husband Arthur Krampel, her daughters Irene Henderson (Virgil), Lorraine Moore (Harry). Her granddaughters Tiffany Carbajal (Rocky), Natasha Henderson (Marcus). Her Great granddaughters Cianya Carbajal, Ciryna Carbajal, and her great grandson Rocky Valentino. Sisters Olga Valles (Vincent), Francisca Perez (David), Nachito Andrade (Anna) Ernesto Andrade. Emma was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend.…

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    Russell J Ayers

    Russell J. Ayers beloved husband and father passed away on September 7, 2018 at Casa De La Luz Hospice after a short, courageous battle with cancer. Russ was born and raised in Owego, New York and predeceased by his parents Archie and Mary Ayers and his brothers Ray and Robert. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Donna, and their four children, Jason, Bryan (Amy), Allison (Cody), Lisa; one grandson Kai; his twin brother Carl (Nancy) and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins that were very special to him. Russ served in the United States Marine Corps and was a Vietnam veteran. He was an employee of IBM…

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    James Spencer

    James L. Spencer age 51 of Tucson, AZ lost the battle with cancer and went home to be with the Lord sooner than anyone expected on September 7, 2018.  He enjoyed racing in the Tour de Tucson, BMX racing, taking his sons out shooting as well as working in the garage with them.  He served 27 years in the military and went to work for the Passport Division of the State Department.  He is survived by has sons Warren and Peter Spencer, his parents John and Kathy Spencer and many siblings and family in Salt Lake City, Utah. Service will be held on Sunday, September 16 with a Celebration of…

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    Dorothy Booker

    On Wednesday, August 22, 2018, Dorothy Marcella Booker, loving mother and grandmother passed away peacefully at the age of 90. Dorothy, the only child of Carsella and Helen (Smith) Cooke was born June 11, 1928, in Annapolis, Maryland. She is preceded in death by her husband Lawrence Booker, infant daughter, and son Andres. Left to honor her memory are her daughters, Jeanais and Cassandra and her son Edward III, as well as her grandchildren Aria, Evan, Josiah and Danielle; Edward V, Tiffany and Kai; and great-grandchildren Tobias, Zoe and Theodore.

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    Laura Ellen Quaife

    Laura Ellen Quaife   Our Heavenly Father, greeted our loved one, Laura Ellen Quaife, into his loving arms on August 22, 2018 in Tucson, Arizona.  She was born to Thomas Wilbur and Joyce Ellen (Flemming) Quaife on June 25, 1951 in Burney, California. Until we meet again…she leaves behind: William Weaver, the love of her life and companion of 18 years, her daughters: Michelle (Anthony) Jones and Stephanie (Norberto) Estrada, her grandchildren: Tyler and Kaitlyn Jones, Alejandro, David, and Gabriella Serrano, Diana (Manuel) Flores, and Miguel Granillo, her great-grandchildren: Elias and Dalayza Flores, her siblings: Cheryl (Dennis) Sager, Harvey (Sue) Quaife, Terrence (Sherry) Quaife, Gerald Quaife, Cynthia (Justin) Locke, Frances…